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Adorable Photo Of Obi Cubana And His Sons

Popular Nigerian businessman, Obi Cubana and his sons were seen having a nice time together in a photo shared on his Instagram handle, IgbereTV reports.

He captioned the photo;

“Sunday School is the place we learn about Jesus Christ the Son Of God!
Where we learn about love for God, love for one another!
Love is the greatest commandment from God to us; You should love the Lord your God with all your mind and with all your strength, and with all your soul.
And you should love your neighbour as yourself!
There is no other commandment greater than these!
Teach the children love from tender age!
When they grow up they will NEVER depart from it!
Raise them in love, and the world will be a better place!
Thank you October, it’s been an amazing month!
Happy Sunday fam❤

Military Engages Gunmen In Shootout In Idemili South Anambra

Ahead of the forthcoming election, the Nigerian army and police engaged gunmen in Idemili south in a gun duel which lasted for hours.

Throwback Photo Of Alaafin Of Oyo, A Diviner And Legendary Capt. William A. Ross

“A rare photo of a Diviner, Alaafin of Oyo & the almost legendary Capt. William A Ross. Who helped Alaafin of Oyo gain prominence again as paramount ruler of Yorubas- He was resident of Oyo 1914-1931. Ross was a friend of Alaafin Ladigbolu I. See how organized the palace is?”

Joe, Yinka Odumakin’s Wife Gives Birth To Twins In US

Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, widow of the late spokesperson of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, was delivered of bouncing twins – a boy and a girl – at a United States of America hospital on Wednesday, October 27, 2021.

The mother and the babies are in excellent health condition.

The “miracle” birth fulfilled the wishes of the late Odumakin towards the end of his sojourn on earth to have another baby to be named after him.

The couple got married in 1997, had their first baby girl in 2000 and the second, a boy, in 2003. While the girl was named after Joe, the boy was named Abraham after the late Afenifere leader, Pa Abraham Adesanya.

The twins are coming 18 years after the last childbirth.

After he survived a three-day coma in 2020 and a few months before he succumbed to the illness that eventually but unexpectedly claimed his life, YO, as he is fondly called, developed a strong desire for him and his wife to have another baby.

Thank God Joe did not dither or procrastinate as she took in just about the time YO took ill and never recovered.

It was good news that Joe conceived but YO never got to hear the news of his wishes coming to pass as he did not make it out of the ventilator.
He had, however, prophetically left words concerning what the baby or babies should be called if his wishes materialised.

YO was so accurate in his predictions that they could be twins (and their sex) that he gave the names of the babies and told his wife how he would raise them.

While many may interpret this to mean that YO had premonition about his death, it was only a strong desire expressed by him to have babies that he would dot over and who would possibly step into his “aluta” shoes.

It’s a dream come true!

Source:- Independent Ng

Iran Says Biden Can Issue ‘Executive Order’ If Serious About returning to Nuclear Pact

Iran’s foreign minister said on Sunday that if the United States was serious about rejoining Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, President Joe Biden could just issue an “executive order”, the state-owned Iran newspaper reported.

The accord, under which Iran curtailed nuclear work seen as a risk of developing nuclear weapons in exchange for a lifting of global sanctions, unravelled in 2018 after then-President Donald Trump withdrew the United States, prompting Tehran to breach limits on uranium enrichment set by the pact.

At the G20 summit in Rome on Saturday, leaders of the United States, Germany, France and Britain urged Iran to resume compliance with the deal in order to “avoid a dangerous escalation”, saying they wanted a negotiated solution.

“It is enough for Biden to issue an executive order tomorrow and they (U.S.) announce they are rejoining the pact from the point where his predecessor left the deal,” Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian told the Iran daily.

“If there is a serious will in Washington to return to the deal, there is no need for all these negotiations at all.”

Tehran has said its nuclear steps since Trump abandoned the accord, saying it was flawed to Iran’s advantage, are reversible “if Washington lifts sanctions in a verifiable process”.

Talks between Iran and world powers meant to salvage the deal, which started in April, are slated to resume at the end of November, the Islamic Republic’s top nuclear negotiator said on Wednesday. The talks have been on hold since the election of hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi as Iran’s president in June.

Concerned about Iran now enriching uranium close to bomb-grade level of fissile purity, Western powers have repeatedly urged Tehran to resume talks, saying the diplomatic window would not stay open forever.

“Washington wants to continue a large part of the sanctions imposed by Trump on Iran. This is unacceptable for Iran,” Amirabdollahian said.

Iran denies any intention to develop nuclear bombs.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sunday Washington was “absolutely in lockstep” with Britain, Germany and France on getting Iran back into the deal, but it not clear if Tehran was willing to rejoin the talks in a “meaningful way”.

Holding up progress towards restoring the deal are sharp U.S.-Iranian disagreements over which steps need to be taken and when. Key issues include what nuclear limits Tehran will accept and what sanctions Washington will remove.

In addition to seeking the lifting of Trump-era sanctions, including those related to Iran’s record on human rights and alleged support for terrorism, Tehran has other demands such as assurances that Washington will not renege on the deal again.


Draghi Says G20 A Success, Made Progress On Climate Goals

Leaders of the Group of 20 major economies made important progress towards tackling the growing threat of global warming, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said on Sunday, hailing the two-day summit a success.

Draghi, acting president of the G20, told reporters that for the first time all member states had agreed on the importance of capping global warming at the 1.5 degrees Celsius level that scientists say is vital to avoid disaster.

He said the aim, as laid out in the final communique, to achieve net zero carbon emissions by around the middle of the century also marked a breakthrough by comparison with previous G20 commitments.

“We made sure that our dreams are not only alive but they are progressing,” Draghi said in a closing news conference, brushing aside criticism from climate activists that the G20 had not gone nearly far enough in trying to resolve the crisis.

“G20 leaders have made substantial commitments … It is easy to suggest difficult things. It is very, very difficult to actually execute them,” he added, saying he thought countries would continuously improve on their climate initiatives.

Charity Oxfam was one of many groups that registered their disappointment, calling the Rome summit a “missed opportunity” full of “vague promises and platitudes” that failed to deliver badly needed concrete action.

Draghi also dismissed suggestions that a group of countries, such as China and Russia, had dented efforts at furthering international cooperation over key issues.

“It was a good surprise. We saw countries that had been quite reluctant to move along the lines we had been suggesting and pressing. And then they moved,” he said.

Most of the G20 leaders in Rome will now fly on to a broader UN climate summit in Scotland, known as the COP26.

“What’s happened here is that the COP26 will build on a pretty solid foundation, with respect to what it was before,” Draghi said.

“We changed the language, the goalpost. 1.5 is now universally agreed, before it wasn’t. Carbon neutrality around 2050 has been agreed, no additional net emissions, before there was no commitment whatsoever. We talked about the end of the century.”


Blinken And Wang Warn Against Fuelling Taiwan Tensions

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi locked horns over Taiwan on the sidelines of a Group of 20 summit on Sunday, trading warnings against moves that could further escalate tensions across the Taiwan Strait.

In an hour-long meeting in Rome, Blinken made “crystal clear” that Washington opposes any unilateral changes by Beijing to the status quo around Taiwan,a senior State Department official said.

A recent increase in Chinese military exercises in Taiwan’s air defence identification zone, including what Taipei said were eight such flights on Sunday,is part of what it views as stepped-up military harassment by Beijing. read more

The United States wants to manage the intense competition between the world’s two largest economies responsibly, the State Department official said, adding that both sides acknowledged that open lines of communication are paramount.

Wang expressed China’s “solemn concern over various issues on which the U.S. side has damaged China’s legitimate rights and interests, and asked the U.S. side to change its course and promote China-U.S. relations back to the track of healthy development”, China’s foreign ministry said in a statement.

Wang said it was misleading of the United States to blame China for a change in the status quo on Taiwan, saying it is U.S. “connivance” and “support” for pro-independence forces in Taiwan that are at fault, China’s statement said.

China claims the island as part of its own territory and views any foreign intervention over Taiwan as interference in its domestic affairs.

Blinken’s meeting with Wang was their first in person since a fiery exchange in Alaska in March.

Sunday’s meeting in Rome was “exceptionally candid” but productive, and will help lay the groundwork for a virtual summit between U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping later this year, the U.S. official said.


While the United States, like most countries, has no formal relations with Taiwan, Washington is the island’s most important international supporter and main arms supplier, and is required by law to provide it with the means to defend itself.

Washington has long followed a policy of “strategic ambiguity” on whether it would intervene militarily to protect Taiwan in the event of a Chinese attack, though Biden said last week that it would come to Taiwan’s defence if necessary.

Blinken made clear that Washington had not changed its “one China” policy regarding Taiwan, the official said, and Blinken said there was “no change in our policy” when pressed on CNN on Biden’s comment.

“We’ve had a long-standing commitment,” he said, under the Taiwan Relations Act that Biden supported when he was a senator “to make sure that Taiwan has the means to defend itself. And we stand by that. The president does sit by that strongly”.

“We want to make sure that no one takes any unilateral action that would disrupt the status quo with regard to Taiwan. That hasn’t changed,” Blinken said.

Wang told Blinken that Taiwan is the most sensitive issue between China and the United States. “We require the United States to pursue a real one China policy, not a fake one China policy,” Wang was quoted by the ministry as saying.

Blinken and Wang did not discuss a recent Chinese hypersonic weapons test that military experts say appears to show Beijing’s pursuit of an Earth-orbiting system designed to evade American missile defences, the State Department official said.


Man Marries His Elderly Oyinbo Girlfriend In Owerri, Imo State (Photos, Video)

A man got married to his elderly oyinbo girlfriend in Owerri, Imo State, IgbereTV reports.

See video below.

President Buhari Receives Chief Of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Gambo In Aso Rock

President Buhari Receives Chief Of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Gambo October 31st, 2021

President Muhammadu Buhari receives briefing from the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo on the new Boat built by the Nigerian Navy due for Commissioning soonest at the Residence, Presidential Villa.

Femi Adesina

Susan Waya’s Campaign Posters At The PDP National Convention (Photos)

Susan Nguveren Waya, the mother of Big Brother Naija star, Kiddwaya, contests for the governorship position of Benue state as her campaign posters and banners were seen at the National convention of the People’s Democratic Party held on Saturday 30th October 2021, IgbereTV reports.

She shared the photos on her Instagram handle with the caption;


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