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With all the options at your fingertips, setting up a Facebook Business Page can feel like prepping a rocket ship headed to outer space.
But if you want to do business online, having a presence on Facebook is a good idea. Really, it’s more of a must.
With more than 2.2 billion users and 1.09 billion people logging on daily, it’s by far the most popular social network.
Facebook User Growth
Still, as Facebook has grown, so has the complexity of its features.
Don’t waste another day poking around Facebook trying to figure it all out. This article will walk you through everything you need to know to get your Facebook Business Page up and running like a social networking pro.
But before we dive in:

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4 Facebook Business Page FAQs

Here are the answers to four commonly asked questions about Facebook Business Pages.

1. What is a Facebook Business Page?

A Facebook Business Page is where you manage your brand’s presence on the largest social network in the world.
Your Page allows you to connect with your customers and nurture prospects by:
  • Sharing content
  • Responding to customer service inquiries
  • Collaborating with customers and other brands
  • Having personal conversations with followers
  • And more…
The image below shows Oberlo’s Facebook Business Page:
Facebook Business Page Oberlo

2. Can I Use a Personal Facebook Profile for My Business?

There are many well-intentioned marketers out there using personal Facebook profiles for their brands, instead of an actual Facebook Business Page.
This is a bad idea.
If you create a personal profile, you’ll miss out on a whole suite of content creationtools, analytics, and paid promotional opportunities that come with a Facebook Business Page.
Unlike profiles, Facebook has tailored these Pages to your business needs.
What’s more, if you create a personal profile, users would need to send you a friend request to fully engage with your brand.
And you definitely don’t want to make it more difficult for your customers to engage with you on social media.
So harness the power of Facebook Business Pages.
“Um, Tom – I’ve already made a personal profile for my brand…” Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered:

3. How Can I Convert My Profile to a Facebook Business Page?

Facebook allows you to easily create a new Facebook Business Page that’s based on your profile.
Afterward, you’ll have both a profile and a Page.
Facebook will copy over your information, profile picture, and cover image. Plus, you can select which friends, followers, photos, and videos to transfer to your new Facebook Business Page.
What’s more, if you convert a verified profile, the verified status will also be moved to your new page.
There is one main drawback: Any video views or other metrics will remain with your profile and can’t be transferred to your new Facebook Business Page.
To convert your profile to a Facebook Business Page:
  1. Click this link or head to “facebook.com/pages/create/migrate”.
  2. Click “Get Started” and follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. Your new Facebook Business Page will be published once the conversion process is finished!
For more information, check out Facebook’s help section.

4. How Much Does a Facebook Business Page Cost?

Just like Facebook profiles and groups, you can set up and use a Facebook Business Page for free – regardless of how many followers or likes you have.
Even if you spend money on Facebook Ads, there’s still no charge for the organic aspects of your Facebook Business Page.
What’s more, Facebook doesn’t even charge a fee to add a storefront to your Page!
So why is Facebook free? Well actually, it’s not.
In exchange for using the platform and engaging with your customers, you help Facebook acquire even more attention from your audience.
Facebook then sells this attention to advertisers in the form of Facebook Ads.
Now, let’s build you a killer Facebook Business Page!

How to Create a Facebook Business Page in 19 Easy Steps

Step 1: Create Your Page

To get started, click this link or head to “facebook.com/pages/creation”.
Facebook provides you with two Page options:
  1. Business or brand
  2. Community or public figure
Facebook Business Page Business of Community
Each type of Page comes with a different set of features. Choose “Business or brand,” and click “Get Started.”
And you’re off!
Next up, you need to complete the basic details of your business or brand:
  • Page Name
  • Category
  • Address
Facebook Business Page Setup
Do your best to pick the most appropriate category for your business. But don’t worry if you change your mind, as you can always change it in the future.
If you like, you can add your business phone number. You also have the option to hide your address from Facebook users.
Once you’re done, click “Continue.”

Step 2: Add a Profile Picture

Next, Facebook will prompt you to upload a profile picture.
Facebook Business Page Upload Profile Picture
Most businesses use their logo as a profile picture, as Shopify does on their Facebook Page:
Facebook Business Page Shopify
If you don’t have a great logo design for your business, check out Shopify’s free tool Hatchful. It’ll help you create a professional-looking logo in minutes.
What’s more, Hatchful will create an entire brand package from your logo design. This includes images perfectly formatted for all of the most popular social media platforms.
Hatchful Logo Maker
Bear in mind that your profile picture is often shown as a circle throughout the platform.
So make sure there are no vital elements on the fringes of your image and that it looks great when displayed as a circle or a square.
Round Profile Pictures
Finally, the ideal size of Facebook profile photos is 360 x 360 pixels, but they must be at least 180 x 180 pixels.

Step 3: Add a Cover Photo 

Now it’s time to add your cover photo.
Facebook Business Page Add Cover Photo
Your cover photo is often the first thing visitors notice. So it’s best to choose an image or video that immediately conveys your key value proposition and brand personality.
Here’s Oberlo’s current Facebook cover image:
Facebook Business Page Oberlo
The image delivers a key value proposition, and the product images and design convey our brand’s personality.
At this stage, Facebook prompts you to add a cover photo, but if you’d prefer, you can upload a cover video once you’ve finished creating your page.
To do this, click “Skip” and you’ll be presented with your brand new Facebook Business Page in all its glory.
Then, click “Add a Cover” button, and click “Upload photo/video.”
Facebook Business Page Edit Cover Photo
Cover art displays at 820 x 312 pixels on computers, and 640 x 360 pixels on mobile devices.
Videos must be between 20 and 90 seconds long.

Step 4: Identify the Key Aspects of Your Facebook Business Page

Congratulations, you’re now the proud owner of a Facebook Business Page!
At the top of your page, you’ll see links to the different Page management sections:
  • Page: The link back to where you are now.
  • Inbox: Where you can manage your messages with other users.
  • Notifications: A summary of your Page’s interactions.
  • Insights: Where you can track Page metrics.
  • Publishing Tools: Schedule new posts and review past performance.
  • Promotions: Manage and track your Facebook Ad campaigns.
Have a quick look to familiarize yourself with each of them, and then come back to your Page.
Go ahead, I’ll wait a minute.
Facebook Business Page Dashboard
All good? Okay, in the left sidebar, you’ll see your Page’s different tabs.
And at the top-right of the page, you’ll see links to Facebook’s Help section and your Page settings.

Step 5: Learn How to Login to Your Facebook Business Page

To navigate back to your personal Facebook profile, simply click your name or profile picture in the top blue bar.
Then, wherever you are on the platform, you can access your Facebook Business Page admin by clicking the drop-down arrow in the top-right corner of your screen.
Facebook Business Page Admin
This will bring up a list of the Pages you manage – just click the one you want to use!

Step 6: View Your Facebook Business Page Settings

Now that you’re familiar with your new Page, let’s take a look at the Settings.
Facebook Business Page Settings
Facebook gives you a lot of options:
Facebook Business Page Settings
But thankfully, these settings are all fairly straightforward, and you can leave most of them as they are.
For now, have a read through the settings and change anything that seems particularly relevant to your business.
For example, if you sell children’s toys you may want to turn on the profanity filter. Or if you have an international target audience, be sure to enable the ability to write posts in multiple languages.

Step 7: Add and Edit Page Roles

If you have other members of your team who you’d like to manage your Facebook Business Page, you add them to the settings.
First, click “Page roles” in the left-hand sidebar. Then type in their name or email address to find them.
Facebook Business Page Assign Roles
Next, Facebook’s drop-down menu provides five different Page roles for you to choose from:
  • Admin
  • Editor
  • Moderator
  • Advertiser
  • Analyst
Each one allows Page managers to access and use certain features. To understand the differences, choose one of the options and read the description under the bar.
Next up:

Step 8: Change Your Facebook Business Page Template

Facebook provides 10 different Page templates for you to choose from. Each is tailored to best suit the needs of different organizations and individuals.
  1. Standard page
  2. Business
  3. Venues
  4. Movies
  5. Charity
  6. Politicians
  7. Services
  8. Restaurants and cafes
  9. Shopping
  10. Video page
To access these, click “Edit Page” in the left sidebar, and then underneath “Templates,” click “Edit.”
Facebook Business Page Template
To find out more about each template, just click “View Details” as you scroll through the options.
Facebook Business Page Templates
It’s best to choose the Business template unless you have a specific reason to choose one of the others.  
Once you’ve selected a template, Facebook then provides a tour to help you familiarize yourself with it.

Step 9: Add and Rearrange Your Tabs

After taking the tour, scroll down to see your Facebook page tabs.
Here, you can change the order of your tabs or add new ones for your particular needs.
Facebook Business Page Add Tab
Remember, these are the tabs that show up underneath your profile picture in the left sidebar of your Page.
Facebook Business Page Tabs

Step 10: Create a Facebook Business Page Username

Facebook Business Pages allow you to choose a unique username to use on the site.
To set this, click the “About” tab in the left sidebar, and then click “Create Page @username.”
Facebook Business Page Username
Branding 101: Use your business name.
Remember, this name will be seen and used in many of your Facebook interactions. Plus, it’s what people will use to tag your Page in images and posts.
You want to make it extremely easy for people to find you.
However, your business name may already be in use by someone else. If this is the case, Facebook will tell you and display a red “X”.
In this instance, you’ll need to get a little creative.
If your business is locally-focused, try adding your location to your business name. For example, “@SkyrocketApparel” could become “@SkyrocketApparelLondon.”
This can also help to build trust and credibility among your local followers.
Alternatively, you might be able to add a suffix that describes the type of business you are. For instance, “@Oberlo” was unavailable on Facebook, so we opted for “@OberloApp.”
Whatever you choose, keep it simple and memorable.
Ideally, it’s best to use the same username on all of your social media profiles. This makes things much easier for your existing audience to find your other profiles and pages.
Facebook Business Page Username
Your Facebook Business Page username must be at least five characters long and made up of numbers and letters only.
Many people have found that Facebook won’t allow them to create a Page username.
If this happens to you, they recommend adding another Page administrator to change it for you. Bizarrely, this seems to work!

Step 11: Input Your Information into the About Section

Next, simply input your business information in the about section.
Facebook Business Page Details
The more information, the better.
This will help people find your Facebook Business Page, and provide additional context when new followers are keen to learn about your business.

Step 12: Add Your Story

This is showcased prominently on your Facebook page in the right-hand sidebar.
Facebook Business Page Story
To edit your story from the “About” tab, just click “Tell people about your business.”
Facebook Business Page Story
Facebook allows you to include three elements:
  • Header image
  • Title
  • Body text
Facebook Business Page Story
Most brands will simply copy and paste their website’s “About Us” page to this section. To learn more about creating a killer About Us page, watch the video below:
Once you’ve finished creating your Story hit “Save,” and don’t forget to publish it when you’re ready. It’s easy to make edits in the future.
Edit Story Facebook Business Page

Step 13: Add Your Team Members

This is an additional feature to the Page roles I mentioned earlier.
These are Page managers who also choose to have the Page appear on their personal profile, and their name and profile picture shown in this section of your page.
Facebook Business Page Team Members
Why add team members?
Well, doing so improves trust and credibility. Plus, adding team members will help to promote your Facebook Business Page to your team members’ networks.

Step 14: Add a Call-to-Action Button

Don’t skip this step.
Your Page’s call-to-action (CTA) button is one of the best opportunities to capture prospects and leads.
Most Page templates will display the “Send Message” button to start.
To change this, click the pencil icon, and then click “Edit button” on the drop-down menu that appears.
Edit Facebook Business Page Button
Facebook provides different CTA options to choose from:
  • Make a booking with you
  • Contact you
  • Learn more about your business
  • Shop with you or make a donation
  • Download your app or play your game
Facebook Business Page Edit Button
If you run an ecommerce business, it’s best to choose “Shop with you or make a donation.” You can then choose “Shop Now” or “See Offers.”
Once you’ve chosen your CTA button, click “Next.”
Then, you can use the button to link to your website or to send customers to the Shop section of your Facebook page.
Facebook Business Page Edit Button
If you’d like to allow people to shop on your Facebook page, you need to integrate your Shopify and Facebook accounts.
For now, you can just input your website link and then click “Finish.”

Step 15: Create Your First Post and Pin It to Your Page

Facebook allows you to pin one post to the top of your Page so that whenever users view your page, it’s always the first post they see.
Facebook provides plenty of post options.
Facebook Business Page Post
Use this opportunity to promote your current offer or a key value proposition.
Currently, we’ve pinned a post promoting Oberlo Verified Suppliers on the Oberlo Facebook Page.
Facebook Business Page Pin Post
Once you’ve created your post, click the three dots indicating the drop-down menu, and click “Pin to top of page.”
Facebook Business Page Pin to Top of Page
You can check it’s worked by looking for the blue pin icon.
Facebook Business Page Pin Post

Step 16: Add Photos and Videos

Before you begin promoting your Facebook Business Page, it’s best to upload some content for new viewers to check out.
To add photos, simply click the “Photos” tab, and then click “Create Album.”
Facebook Business Page Photos
And to add videos, just click the “Videos” tab and then click “Add Video.”
Facebook Business Page Add Video

Step 17: Like Other Pages

Okay, it’s time to get social.
Liking other pages will add their content to your Page’s News Feed.
This will enable you to engage with other Pages and attain more reach. When you interact with another Page’s post, the engagement will show up in other connected News Feeds.
This is a great way to begin building your network.
Navigate to the Page you want to Like, and then click the three dots indicating the drop-down menu underneath the Page’s Cover Art.
Then click “Like as your Page.”
Facebook Business Page Like as Page
Facebook displays three of the Pages you’ve liked at random on your Facebook Business Page. You can see these at the bottom of the right-hand sidebar.
Facebook Business Page Liked Pages

Step 18: Review Your Page as a Visitor

Okay, you’re nearly finished setting up your Facebook Business Page! But before sharing your Page, it’s a good idea to check how it appears to visitors.
Thankfully, Facebook lets you view your Page as a visitor without having to log out.
To do this, click the three dots indicating the drop-down menu, and then click “View as Page Visitor.”
Facebook Business Page View as Visitor
To switch back to managing your page, simply click “Switch back to your view” at the top of the page.
Facebook Business Page Normal View
Be sure to do this from time-to-time to check that you’re happy with how your Page appears.

Step 19: Invite Your Friends and Start Promoting Your Page!

You Page will appear more credible to new followers if it already has some Likes and interactions from other people.
This is because of social proof.
So to get your Facebook Business Page off to a good start, invite some friends to Like it by using the tool in the right-hand sidebar.
Facebook Business Page Invite Friends
Once your friends have helped you get your Page off to a good start, you can link to your Facebook Business Page from your website and other profiles and begin promoting it!
To learn more about promoting your Page, check out our guide, “15 Ways to Increase Facebook Followers and Likes in 2018.”

Bonus Step: Familiarize Yourself with Facebook Insights

Finally, Facebook tracks your Page interactions to provide you with a suite of extremely useful analytics.
You can find this data by clicking “Insights” at the top of your Facebook Business Page.
Facebook Business Page Insights
It’ll be blank until your Page accumulates interactions, but after a while, it will be full of useful information!
Facebook Business Page Insights

Conclusion

Facebook is the largest social network in the world – by far. So if you want to expand your business online, it’s well worth taking the time to set up a Facebook Business Page.
This marketing tool has a lot of moving parts, but for best results, be sure to properly configure your Page.
And remember, before you start promoting your Facebook Business Page to customers and prospects, it’s extremely important to have plenty of content ready-and-waiting for them to enjoy.
Do you have any questions about Facebook Business Pages? Let us know in the comments below!
SOURCE; OBERLO BLOG

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Buhari sends message to Nigerians, speaks on election victory

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President Muhammadu Buhari, Tuesday, in Daura, Katsina State, said he will use his second term in office to improve the lives of Nigerians by paying close attention to the poor and those on the lower rungs of society.

Addressing leaders of various communities from five Local Government Areas of Daura Emirate, who paid him a visit as part of Eid El-Kabir celebration, the President said he is convinced that majority of Nigerians understand who he is and his mission, on account of which they returned him for a second term in office with larger margin of votes than 2015.

“You know how much I laboured to get here. I ran three times in the past. The fourth time, God used technology to do it for me. The fifth time I ran (February 23, 2019), I went to all the states of the federation. The turnout of crowds was overwhelming.

“Truly, the people know and understand my mission. This is what the votes showed. The administration will dwell on our campaign issues — security, economy and corruption. We will fight for the poor,” the President said.

He emphasized the important place of agriculture under his administration, promising to appoint a minister who is knowledgeable and will know how to promote interest and investment in the sector.

“I will appoint a minister who knows agriculture and its role in providing jobs and growing our economy. You have seen how we broke the fertiliser jinx in the country. We will do more to better the lots of our farmers. Agriculture is our strength,” he added.

President Buhari expressed happiness with the changing attitude of young people to agriculture, with many earning respectable incomes, urging all of those without regular incomes to return to the farm.

In his remarks, Hon. Yusuf Bello Mai’ Aduwa, one the leaders of the delegation, thanked Nigerians for giving the President a second mandate to lead the country for another four years, stressing that he will not let the country down.

Mohammed Saleh, another community leader, said the communities under the Daura Emirate were grateful to the President for signing a bill to establish a Federal Polytechnic in Daura, after they had complained that the area needed a tertiary institution to encourage the youth to pursue higher education.

In her remarks, Hajiya Talatu Nasir, a Permanent Secretary with the Ministry of Information, said President Buhari’s government had empowered many women, with many already owning businesses like poultry and livestock farms.

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Here’s How to “Get it Legit” When You Purchase Your iPhone & Apple Products

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Here’s How to “Get it Legit” When You Purchase Your iPhone & Apple Products

 

It’s quite correct to say an Apple device is one of the most prized possessions of any young person today. For every iPhone purchased, there’s an untold story of someone who didn’t mind spending more to get an iPhone instead of the lower-priced phones in the market because they were convinced that an iPhone was a durable, reliable, secure device and the perfect choice for all their mobile communication needs.

Unfortunately, after so many people have saved up money for their desired iPhone, they get swindled at the point of purchase by un-authorized dealers who sell substandard devices to them. You are robbed of so many extra benefits of using an iPhone when you patronize just any random phone vendor on the street. Here’s what could likely happen when you buy an iPhone from the wrong hands:

Doctored Devices

Your device may have been internally tampered with by selfish dealers who are seeking the best ways to make profit off you.

Stolen Device

Many un-authorized dealers indulge in untrustworthy ways to procure the iPhones they sell. In many cases, these devices could have been stolen, making you an unknown partner-in-crime for buying from them.

Fake Phone

You face the risk of buying a completely fake iPhone when you buy from just any vendor. These days, there are black-market manufacturers that are able to make prototypes of iPhones that look so convincing; until you use them.

No Warranty

Your unofficially purchased iPhone does not come with warranty benefits, making you helpless and fully responsible in cases of liquid damage, broken screens or similar incidents.

Where You Should Never Buy an iPhone

 

  • Off the street from a random guy
  • A black market dealer
  • A seller with a ridiculously cheap offer
  • Random online vendors

The Recommended Place to Buy an iPhone in Nigeria?

You should only buy an iPhone from Apple authorized re-seller outlets in Nigeria. You can find an authorized list of stores to purchase an iPhone here.

Here’s what you enjoy when you purchase an iPhone from the right source:

  • 1 year cover for accidental screen damage
  •  Liquid damage cover for 6 months
  •  Best price guaranteed for your iPhone Trade-in
  •  Free pickup and return from the service centre
  • Assured Buy Back
  • 24 months warranty

So why not #GetItLegit from an Apple authorized re-seller and enjoy value-added benefits including device insurance and free protection. Visit our website today, register and get even more benefits.

There has never been a better time to join the iPhone lifestyle in Nigeria!

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BREAKING: Falana files motion challenging Sowore’s detention order

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BREAKING: Falana files motion challenging Sowore’s detention order

Human Rights Activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Mr. Femi Falana, on Friday, filed a motion to challenge the legality of the order of the Federal High Court in Abuja that gave the Department of State Service, DSS, permission to detain the convener of the RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, for 45 days.

According to Falana, he was briefed by Sowore to defend him.

Recall that Justice Taiwo Taiwo had held that DSS which earlier requested for 90 days, was at liberty to return for an extension of the detention order after September 21.

But Falana contended that the order which the vacation judge granted on the strength of an exparte application that was brought by the DSS, was illegal and unconstitutional.

The senior lawyer maintained that the detention order breached the fundamental right provisions of the 1999 Constitution, as amended.

He specifically applied for, “An order of this honourable court setting aside, discharging and/or vacating the ex parte order of this Honourable Court for the detention of the Respondent/Applicant for a period of 45 days made on the 8th August, 2019, Coram: Taiwo Taiwo J, in Suit No: FHC/ABJ/CS/879/2019 between State Security Service V. Omoyele Sowore”.

He enumerated reasons why the detention order should be quashed.

Falana argued that: “The detention of the respondent/applicant for an initial 4 days period before the grant of the ex-parte order is illegal by virtue of Section 35 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

“The order ex-parte brought pursuant to Section 27 (1) of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 2013 was obtained by the applicant/respondent to legalise an illegal detention by the applicant/respondent.

“The applicant/respondent dumped the video evidence in support of its application on the Honourable Court whilst the learned trial judge watched same in his chambers and not in the open court.

“The respondent/applicant was arrested on Saturday 3rd August, 2019 before the planned protest that took place on Monday 5th August, 2019 while he was already under the custody of the Applicant/Respondent.

“The persons who participated in the protests of 5th August, 2019 have been charged with unlawful assembly at the Magistrate Courts at Ebute-Metta, Lagos State and Calabar, Lagos State.

“The applicant/respondent had concluded investigation of this case and announced its findings.

“The Respondent/Applicant had also volunteered statement to the Applicant/Respondent.

“At the time of the hearing of the motion ex-parte, the respondent/applicant was in custody of the applicant/respondent at Abuja, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court.

“The day the motion ex-parte was filed at the registry of this Honorable Court, the respondent/applicant was allowed by the applicant/respondent to consult his Counsel, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN on phone”.

He alleged that the motion ex-parte was predicated on suppression and misrepresentation of material facts, saying it constituted gross abuse of the court process.

“The Applicant/Respondent motion exparte filed 5th August, 2019, did not disclose any fact capable of linking the Respondent /Applicant to any terrorism activity.

“That in the same vein the motion filed 5th August, 2019 did not in the supporting Affidavit allude to facts linking the Respondents/Applicants to any terrorism activity.

“The Applicant’s detention has exceeded the maximum period a court of law can allow the Respondent to detain the Applicant in accordance with the provisions of Section 35 (4) (a) of the Constitution of Nigeria (AS AMENEDED) 2011 which only empowered the Applicant/Respondent to detain the Applicants for a maximum period of two months from the date of their arrest.

“That the Order made on 8th August, 2019 was based on a wrong presumption and mistake that the Complaint against the respondent therein relates to terrorism.

“That by virtue of Section 293 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015, an application for the remand of any suspect is to be made before a Magistrate Court.

“By virtue of the actions of the Applicant/Respondent, the Respondents/Applicants right to life, dignity of human person, health and freedom of movement are under threat as same is currently being violated by the Respondent without any justification known to law”, Falana argued.

In a supporting affidavit that was deposed by Marshal Abubakar, Sowore was described as a human rights Activist, blogger and the publisher of Sahara reporters’ news.

“That the Applicant/Respondent had accused the Respondent/Applicant of committing a treasonable act for calling on Nigerians to pour out on the streets on August 5, 2019 to protest against government’s failure to improve the living conditions of Nigerians. Attached hereto and marked Exhibit RN1 is a document confirming the assertion.

“That the protest called by the Respondent/Applicant was scheduled to hold on the 5th August, 2019.

“That the Applicant was however arrested on Saturday 3rd August, 2019.

“That the persons who participated in the peaceful protests of 5th August, 2019 were arrested and charged with unlawful assembly in the Magistrates Court at Ebute Meta, Lagos State Oshogbo in Osun state and Calabar, Cross Rivers State. Attached hereto and marked Exhibit RN2 is a document confirming the assertion.

“That on Wednesday, 7th August, 2019y, the Respondent/Applicant volunteered statement to the Applicant/Respondent.

“That the Applicant however brought an application seeking for an order of court detaining the Respondent/Applicant pending the conclusion of investigation.

“That the Applicant/Respondent had concluded the investigation of this case and had announced its findings. Attached hereto and marked Exhibit RN3 is a document confirming the assertion.

“That the Nigeria Police Force had also concluded investigation of this case and announced its findings. Attached hereto and marked Exhibit RN4 is a document confirming the averment

“That as at the time the motion ex parte was filed, the Respondent/Applicant was already in the custody of the Applicant/Respondent at Abuja within the territorial jurisdiction of this Honourable Court.

“That on the date the motion ex parte was filed at the Registry of this Honourable Court; the Respondent/Applicant was allowed to consult with his counsel; Mr Femi Falana, SAN on the telephone.

“That the Application ex parte for the detention of the Respondent/ Applicant did not disclose their involvement in any terrorism related activity.

“That it will serve the interest of justice if the order for the detention of the Respondent /Applicant is set aside.

“That the investigation of the Respondents/Applicants by Applicant/Respondent is not related to any terrorism activity.

“That I know by virtue of my training as a Legal Practitioner that it is duty- bound on the Applicant/Respondent to present before this Honourable Court facts linking the Respondent/Applicant to evidence of having committed acts of terrorism.

“That this honorable court has the jurisdiction to set aside its own order made pursuant to an ex-parte application.

“That unless this Honorable court intervenes by ordering the Respondent to release the Applicants forthwith and pay them adequate compensation for their illegal detention, the Applicants will continue to languish in the Respondent’s custody without being charged to court”, the deponent added.

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EYE LASHES AND ITS EFFECT ‘LADIES BE WARNED’

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EYE LASHES AND ITS EFFECT

Lades beware!!

Eye lashes is a synthetic plastic lashes artificially made to beautity the eye lid and exhume beauty.

The Artificial eye lash require a gum like glue to grip it to the eye lid. This glue weakens the retina of the eye and the upper eye lash region.

Most times if it is grossly soaked some gums from the glue could even get to the retina and therefore causing serious eye discomfort and endangering the eye to inevitable epidemic.

Our ladies might not truly understand the side effect of this slow eye killer until years to come when its repercussions will rain down on your eyes.

Beauty is pain.

Stay natural we men appreciate you the more natural you are.

Save your eye today. Avoid EYELASHES GLUE

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Sowore group, allies announce date to resume protests

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Sowore group, allies announce date to resume protest

The Coalition For Revolution (CORE), a group led by detained 2019 presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, and its allies, have vowed to resume protests demanding revolution in Nigeria.

Co-convener of the group, Mr. Olaseni Ajai, made the announcement to newsmen on Friday in Lagos.

He disclosed that, Monday August 19, 2019 has been fixed for the continuation of the protest tagged #RevolutionNow across Nigeria.

Noting that the protest was not calling for removal of the Buhari-led government, Ajai said: “the incumbent government, having failed to deliver good governance to the Nigerian people.”

“For the avoidance of any doubt, we hereby reiterate our five core demands: An economy that works for the masses; An effective and democratic end to insecurity; An end to systemic corruption and for total system change; The immediate implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage; including free and qualitative education for all,” he said.

CORE also condemned that the Federal High Court ruling which empowered the Department of State Services (DSS) to keep Sowore in detention for 45 days.

Ajai said: “The order described as being renewable, reminds one of nothing but the military days of tyranny.”

He expressed worry that government is trying to reintroduce Decree 2, an order that was used to unlawfully detain many Nigerians without trial during the past military administrations under maximum rulers.

“We vehemently condemn this Decree 2 in disguise that has found its way back into our democracy. We urge Nigerians and lovers of democracy to resist this.” Ajai added.

On the statement issued by the presidency that the August 5 protest was not successful, a member of the CORE movement, Mr. Lere Legacy, said: “The protest was successful in 21 cities, 17 states and 6 countries with over 30,000 people joining the conversation online in few hours of its commencement.

“Indices of growth are falling and the level of unemployment between 2018 and the first quarter of this year increased by 30%. Those with meaningful employment as of today are less than 40%. There’s acute poverty and insecurity everywhere”.

On his part, Deputy Director, Joint Action Front (JAF), Mr. Achike Chude said: “The groundswell of opinion is that there is no basis for detaining him. Government should release Sowore and do the needful. The needful is to provide for the people using the people’s resources.

“They have been given a mandate by the people; a mandate that must be directed towards the interest and the welfare of the people. If they undermine that themselves, then they put themselves in a situation where people begin to ask questions and power lies in the hands of the people.”

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Man bags 2-year imprisonment for kidnapping 2-year-old baby in Lagos

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A Man has baged 2-year imprisonment for kidnapping 2-year-old baby in Lagos

An Ejigbo Magistrate Court has sentenced one Emmanuel Ikrangubek to two years imprisonment with hard labour for kidnapping a two-year-old boy, Yusuf Badru, at his parents’ residence at 141 LASU isheri road, Igando, Lagos.

The Prosecutor, ASP Kenneth Asibor, narrated that the baby was playing in the compound on Friday, August 2, 2019, at about 2:0’clock while the suspect walked in and carried the baby, thinking nobody saw him.

“Unfortunately for him, the baby’s elder brother who was also playing within the premises noticed him and alerted the security guard who was in the toilet.

“The two of them challenged the suspected kidnapper, took the boy from him and apprehended him.

“He was later handed to the police who, after investigation, charged him to court.”

Meanwhile, having agreed to be guilty of the one count charge, Ikrangubek was on Thursday sentenced to 24 months imprisonment with hard labour by the presiding Magistrate, Mr. Teslim Shomade.

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