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By Kehinde Olusanya/ THE NATION

BbNaija Shine Ya Eye housemate Beatrice has said that relationships or ‘situationships’ in the house are fake.

In a diary session, Big Brother asked Beatrice about her opinion on relationships that are developing in the house and she responded saying that ‘everybody is catching cruise and playing the game’ in the House.

Using Emmanuel and Liquorose’s situation as an example, Beatrice said Emmanuel is not being truthful about his intentions with liquorose.

Also, Biggie asked if she was developing feelings for anyone in the house and she responded saying she was attracted to Pere but he has his eyes on another housemate, Maria.

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By Kehinde Olusanya/ THE NATION

BBNaija Shine Ya Eye housemate Niyi has alleged Angel and Beatrice tried to make moves at him.

In the Friday, August 6 diary session, Niyi narrated to Big Brother how Angel made advances at him ‘like five times’ during the shower even when she’s not there to have a bath but he refused to do anything with her.

Niyi told Big Brother that Beatrice also made advances at him saying even if he’s married, his wife will understand.

However, he declined, refusing to do anything with her.

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By Adeniyi Adewoyin/ THE NATION

BBNaija Shine Ya Eye housemate, Angel, has revealed Cross’ shenanigans after the pool party on Friday, August 6, 2021.

Angel revealed Cross showed everyone at the garden his manhood after the party.

Angel said this during a conversation with Nini, Saskay, Emmanuel and Cross.

Cross had told the housemates he always blank out when he drunk.

He said: “You guys should know one thing about me, I don’t really take alcohol but when I take alcohol, I tend to blank out”.

Nini then asked: “So you don’t remember most of the things you did last night? Angel said you showed her your d***k”.

Angel then confirmed saying “you showed everyone in the garden”.

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By Kehinde Olusanya/ THE NATION

BBNaija Shine Ya Eye housemates Sammie and Liquorose have become N500 Abeg Naira richer after winning the first Friday arena games.

Biggie also stated two winners, both male and female, will emerge from the game.

As the Head of House, Boma started the game followed by other housemates.

The games began with Big Brother explaining the procedures of how the games will be played by each housemate standing on the start line, jogging through the tires, climbing the hill, going underneath the ropes, jumping over the stands, pulling a tyre to the end line and ending their game by shouting ‘Abeg I don finish’.

After they all played, Sammie and Liquorose were declared the winners by Big Brother and were rewarded with N500 Abeg each.

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By Gbenga Bada/ THE NATION

BBNaija Shine Ya Eye housemate WhiteMoney has blamed Liquorose for fighting Beatrice over alleged gossip with Angel.

WhiteMoney, in a conversation with Jaypaul, revealed he told Liquorose that she was wrong to have informed other housemates about the gossip without confronting them.

He said: “I asked Liquorose about the argument and after her explanation, I told her she was wrong.

“She was in the room when she heard it, why not confront them and clear the issue? I told her she shouldn’t have told other housemates before confronting Angel and Beatrice.”

WhiteMoney added after the conversation with Liquorose, she admitted she was wrong.

Liquorose said she was upset because Angel and Beatrice were talking about her relationship with Emmanuel. She had heard the conversation inside the room.

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* $1.2 billion for Lagos-Calabar coastal rail
• NNPC gets $2.76b for stake in Dangote Refinery

The rehabilitation of the Warri and Kaduna refineries, acquisition of 20 per cent stake in Dangote Refinery and the construction of the Lagos-Calabar coastal standard gauge rail line, are among the contracts approved yesterday by the Federal Executive Council (FEC).

Contracts worth $15.44 billion in the Transportation and Petroleum Resources ministries got the nod at the meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

Other contracts were approved for Education and Power ministries.

Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed, said $11.2 billion was approved for the Lagos-Calabar standard gauge rail line.

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Timipre Sylva, said his ministry got approval on two memoranda, which included the award of $1.484 billion for the rehabilitation of both Warri and Kaduna refineries. A 20 per cent minority stake in Dangote Petroleum and Petrochemical Refinery will be acquired for $2.76 billion.

Besides the Lagos-Calabar coastal line, Mohammed said the FEC also approved funding for the Kano-Jibia and Lagos-Maiduguri rail lines.

Mohammed added: “Under the former administration, an approval was given, but was nothing was done, but today, the council has given approval to commence the Lagos-Calabar coastal route.

“This particular route is very important because after the Lagos-Kano route, this Lagos-Calabar coastal route, actually will link all the coastal cities in the country. The proposed route alignment is to go from Lagos to Shagamu, Shagamu to Ijebu-Ode, Ijebu-Ode to Ore, Ore to Benin City, Benin to Sapele, Sapele to Warri, Warri to Yenagoa, Yenagoa to Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt to Aba, Aba to Uyo, Uyo to Calabar, Calabar to Akamkpa to Ikom, to Obudu Ranch, with a branch line from Benin City to Asaba, Onitsha Bridge and then Port Harcourt to Onne Deep Seaport.

“This particular project is very important, especially for our coastal economy. The cost of the project is $11,174,769,721.74 and we have six years for complete this project.”

Sylva said the rehabilitation of the refineries in Warri, Delta State and Kaduna, in Kaduna State, have been approved at a combined cost of $1.484 billion.

He explained that 15 per cent of the budget for the rehabilitation of the two refineries in Port Harcourt, which was awarded earlier this year, had been paid to the construction firm working at site.

The minister said FEC approved the award of contracts for the rehabilitation of Warri and Kaduna refineries to Messers Saipem SPA and Saipem Contracting Limited at $1.484 billion.

“The completion of the rehabilitation of Warri and Kaduna refineries is going to be in three phases. First phase will be completed within 21 months, in 23 months phase two will be completed and in 33 months, the full rehabilitation will be completed.”

Minister of State for Education Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba said: “Today (Yesterday), the Federal Ministry of Education presented two memos. The first one dealt with ratification of convention Nigeria had already assented to. The convention seeks to regularise the recognition of certificates and diplomats all across Africa.

“The second memo dealt with the award of contract for the building of two blocks of social science complexes at Adamawa State University in Mubi for a total sum of N1, 103,000,000 which was a TETFUND allocation that emerged from the year 2017 through 2021.

Power Minister Mamman Saleh said: ”The FEC has graciously approved two projects. One is the construction of 2×60 MVA 132 33 sub-station at Gagarawa, Jigawa State in favour of Messrs Power Control and Appliances Limited, in the sum of N154,212,396.05.

“The second one is the award of the contract for the engineering, procurement and construction of 2 by 30 MVA 132 33 sub-station at Ibiono-Ibom, Akwa Ibom State in favour of Messrs YEMEC West Africa Limited in the sum of $6.2 offshore plus N1.8 billion onshore.”

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By Gbenga Bada/ THE NATION

BBNaija Shine Ya Eye housemate Maria has been issued the first warning for microphone infringement on Wednesday night.

Biggie gave the warning as he addressed some of the activities of the housemates after a total of 11 days.

Biggie said: “Maria this is your first warning on microphone infringement.

“Please fix your microphone.”

Another warning from Biggie to Maria on microphone infringement will earn her a strike.

Biggie has informed any housemate that gets three strikes stands a chance to be disqualified from the BBNaija ‘Shine Ya Eye’ season.

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By Kehinde Olusanya/ THE NATION

BBNaija Shine Ya Eye housemates Cross and Niyi have exchanged heated arguments over who took the largest quantity of bread.

On Thursday morning, Cross approached Niyi about the small quantity of bread that remained without him taking his share.

According to Cross, he was told by someone that Niyi was the last to take from the loaf of bread.

The issue escalated when Niyi allegedly said it is a ‘first come, first serve’ mood with the bread.

Cross wouldn’t hear any of it as the statement as he walked away to the kitchen, explaining the matter to Whitemoney and Sammie.

Niyi followed Cross to the kitchen telling him to stop putting words in his mouth because he never said what Cross thought he said.

Apparently, Niyi told Cross that he can’t quantify what he took because other people took before him, so he doesn’t understand why Cross came at him like he was the only one that took out of the bread.

The matter ended with both of them walking away from each other.

Published in Entertainment

By Kehinde Olusanya and Adeniyi Adewoyin/ THE NATION

BBNaija Shine Ya Eye housemate Pere has discussed with Emmanuel his ‘situationship’ with Liquorose.

During their discussion, Emmanuel affirmed that he likes Liquorose but he feels she’s still annoyed with him about the wildcard nomination.

Pere told Emmanuel that he doesn’t think she is annoyed and even if she is, she would have stopped talking to him.

He also said that he doesn’t think Emmanuel likes Liquorose but Liquorose is attracted to Emmanuel.

Pere said he thinks Emmanuel likes Maria and he wants him to be honest about it.

However, Emmanuel said he’s not in any way attracted to Maria and he only likes her as a friend.

He says he’s more focused on Liquorose.

Liquorose had complained that Emmanuel is not an expressive person, as he says one thing but does something contrary.

She went further to say she doesn’t want it to look like she’s forcing a relationship with Emmanuel.

Liquorose also said her feelings were being betrayed by Emmanuel and she can’t trust him after nominating her as the wildcard.

Emmanuel apologised for his behaviour and relayed his sentiments about the damage he’s done to their shared sense of mutual trust.

He left the conversation on a positive note, promising to support Liquorose as much as he can to make up for his wrongdoing.

Later, the two slipped away for a private conversation and tried to hash out their differences without having to field opinions from others.

When Emmanuel asked for clarity about where he and Liquorose stand at the moment, Liquorose said she likes him beyond friendship.

Published in Headliners
Friday, 06 August 2021 00:57

BREAKING: Messi leaves Barcelona

The club announced the departure of its highest goal scorer in a statement on his website on Thursday evening.

It reads: “Despite FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi having reached an agreement and the clear intention of both parties to sign a new contract today, this cannot happen because of financial and structural obstacles (Spanish Liga regulations).

“As a result of this situation, Messi shall not be staying on at FC Barcelona. Both parties deeply regret that the wishes of the player and the club will ultimately not be fulfilled.

“FC Barcelona wholeheartedly expresses its gratitude to the player for his contribution to the aggrandisement of the club and wishes him all the very best for the future in his personal and professional life.”

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