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Balyesa Billionaire Dies During Liposuction Surgery (Photos)

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A Bayelsa billionaire and former People’s Democratic Party Governorship aspirant in 2019 governorship election, Kenedi Okoko has been confirmed dead.

The 43-year-old billionaire politician died while reportedly undergoing a liposuction surgery in Lagos yesterday, April 14. It was gathered that he died in the theater room in Lagos because of power outage, as the back up generator refused to come up.

Photos of Bayelsa billionaire and governorship aspirant who died during plastic surgery in Lagos

A Liposuction is plastic surgery procedure that removes extra fat from the body. It is conducted on people who want to remove  excess fat from areas such as the thighs, hips, buttocks, abdomen, arms, neck, or back.

PDP youth leader, Oyinemi Nicholas Endeley confirmed the death of Kenedi. Before his death, the former PDP governorship aspirant was the CEO of Kenedi Engineering.

Photos of Bayelsa billionaire and governorship aspirant who died during plastic surgery in Lagos

Endeley wrote;

DO THE WORK OF HIM THAT SENT YOU, FOR NIGHT COMMETH WHEN NO MAN CAN WORK

-Pastor Kenebi your night has come. Rest in peace.

Young 42yr old successful billionaire, and an uprising politician; gone like that? NAWA

Its a rude shock for Bayelsa state and Salvation ministries. It’s a pill to difficult to swallow; it is HARD to swallow this pill.

Photos of Bayelsa billionaire and governorship aspirant who died during plastic surgery in Lagos

Gift Moncherry wrote; 

DO THE WORK OF HIM THAT SENT YOU, FOR NIGHT COMMETH WHEN NO MAN CAN WORK
-Pastor Kenebi your night has come. Rest in peace.
If Money could buy life, Pastor Kenebi Okoko would have bought it 10times over!!

Niger Delta, salvation ministry has lost one of its fastest growing illustrious sons!!! A rising star, God knows best
You weren’t sick at all, you just took yourself to an hospital in Lagos state for cosmetic surgery, liposuction; to remove belle fat. AND THAT WAS IT.

Young successful billionaire, and an uprising politician; gone like that? NWA

Its a rude shock for Bayelsa state and Nigeria at large.

Photos of Bayelsa billionaire and governorship aspirant who died during plastic surgery in Lagos

The deceased’s cousin, Blessing Emeka Okorogba wrote in her tribute; 

MY BLOOD
Kenebi Okoko
WE SHARE THE PORBENI BLOOD
MY FATHER IS YOUR MOTHER’S ELDER BROTHER

I Kept Calling You Since Morning
Your Phone Was On A Flight Mode Or So, I Thought

And All Through With My Girlfriend Earlier In The Day
We Were Talking About You

You Promised Jay
You Said To Me, You See This Your Son

HE IS A SPECIAL ONE
HE”S A BLESSED ONE
I MUST SOW INTO HIS LIFE

I Just Wanted To Tell You
Next Week Is His Birthday
365 DAYS OLD
And I Haven’t Heard From You
Only To Get This Rude Shock

Such An UNPREDICTABLE LIFE!!
DEATH AGAIN
YOU HAVE STOLEN FROM ME
THIS IS TOO MUCH NA
YOU ROBBED NOT ONLY ME
FROM ALL OF US
KDO HAS TOUCHED ONE WAY OR THE OTHER
IN FACT FROM HUMANITY
OH!!!
I DIDN’T SEE THIS COMING. NO, I DIDN’T!!
Hmmmmmm
INDEED NO ONE KNOWS THE NEXT SECOND

RIP MOG
KISSES TO KING ARNOLD MY SON
YOU KNOW, HOW I CRACK U UP
HELP ME CRACK HIM UP LIKE THAT
DON’T LET HIM CRY O

YOU BOTH STAY IN GOD’S BOSOM
TILL WE MEET

YOUR MEMORY LIVES ON MY BLOOD
SURELY YOU ARE EARTH’S LOSS
AND HEAVEN’S GAIN
KDO

WOW!!!
this one pain
e pain
e pain

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Disparaging Dangote Uncalled For, Creating Bad Waves For Nigeria – AFDB President, Adesina

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The president of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi Adesina, has spoken out in defence of the Dangote Refinery, addressing concerns about potential monopolistic practices.

In a statement shared by businessman Femi Otedola on Tuesday via X, Adesina expressed his shock at the controversy surrounding Dangote’s operations, warning that it is “creating bad waves for Nigeria globally.”

According to Otedola’s post, Adesina argued that monopolies often arise in industries with high entry barriers or capital costs, citing railways and large-scale refineries as examples.

He was quoted as saying, “Monopoly often exists where there are high barriers to entry or high capital costs. How many individuals or companies can do railways? How many can do refineries of the scale of Dangote Refineries? In a nation that has been importing refined petroleum products for several decades, the abnormal simply became very normal.”

The AfDB President emphasised the significant investment made by Dangote, stating, “No smart investor would make a $19.5 billion investment and want it to be undermined by importers.”

He highlighted manufacturing challenges in Nigeria, describing the business environment as fraught with policy uncertainties and reversals.

“To manufacture is extremely expensive and risky. This is even more so in Nigeria, given the very challenging business and economic environment, fraught with policy uncertainties and policy reversals, and where the self-defeating default mode of “simply import it” is always so easily rationalized and chorused to solve any problem,” he said.

Addressing concerns about anti-competitive practices, Adesina said, “Competition is good for everyone. But is Dangote refineries anti-competitive? What is the evidence? Has Dangote Refineries prevented any other company from setting up refineries? Why have others not done so? How come they have not done so for several decades?

“Was it Dangote that held them back? But Dangote refineries surely cannot be asked to ‘compete’ with importers of petroleum products. That is not competition. Let the importers set up local refineries and compete by refining in Nigeria. That is fair and justified competition.”

Adesina stressed the broader economic implications of the refinery, stating, “We cannot and must not undermine, disparage or kill local industries, talk less of one that is of this scale — a jewel of industrialisation in Nigeria. It is more than simply delivering the cheapest product to the market.

“It is about domestic supply security, driving (and yes, protecting) globally competitive industries, maximising forward and backward linkages in the local economy, job creation, reducing forex expenses and shoring up the Naira. We must not be myopic.

“This whole disparaging of Dangote is uncalled for. It is self-defeating. And it is very bad for Nigeria. Who will want to come and invest in a country that disparages and undermines its own largest investor? Investing is tough. Pettiness is easy. It sadly sends a signal that the price for sacrificing for Nigeria is to get sacrificed.”

 

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BBC To Cut 500 Jobs As It Attempts To Save £200m For ‘Transformation’ Of The Corporation

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The BBC has announced plans to cut 500 jobs as it attempts to save £200 million to drive the “transformation” of the corporation.

Chief operating adviser, Leigh Tavaziva said it is making the changes to improve its premium video offering and digital capabilities.

It comes as the BBC is already attempting to save £500 million as part of a plan announced two years ago.

Tavaziva said “significant activity” is already underway to make the corporation “more flexible”.

She said: “In March this year we announced a requirement for an additional £200 million of savings and reinvestment plans to drive the continued transformation of the BBC.

“This will support greater investment into premium video content and further develop our digital capabilities.”

She added: “To further build our digital capabilities, whilst targeting efficiencies, over the next two years we will continue to close and transfer roles in some areas and create new roles in growth areas.

“This will result in a forecast net reduction of 500 roles in the public service by March 26, with further growth in targeted areas planned in our commercial group.

“To support these changes we will today be launching a new voluntary redundancy scheme for staff.

“Our priority remains to protect and champion the BBC’s fighting role as the UK’s public service broadcaster, for all our audiences both local and global.

“I would like to thank all colleagues for their continued efforts and commitments over the past 12 months.

“I am immensely proud of the exceptional content creativity, delivery, and innovation that our teams both provide and support every day.”

The BBC announced in March 2023 that it was to cut 1,000 hours of TV in order to save money, with half of that coming from sport.

In the same year, the corporation announced it was scrapping its in-house chamber choir, the BBC Singers, and reducing salaried orchestral posts across the BBC English Orchestras by around 20%.

In December 2022 it said that it was making £11m worth of cuts in local radio, which saw its 39 stations required to share content and broadcast less localised content.

Back in 2016, the BBC said it needed to cut £800m worth of costs, with £80m of that coming from news.

The move saw the Andrew Neil Show axed in 2020, along with 450 jobs in English regional TV news and current affairs, local radio and online news.

 

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I Have No Blending Plant Outside Nigeria, NNPC Boss Kyari Replies Dangote

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The Group Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, Mele Kyari has said he does not own a blending plant outside Nigeria.

Kyari stated this on Tuesday, July 23, while reacting to claims that some officials of the NNPC have blending plants in Malta.

Reacting in a post on his X handle (formerly Twitter), Kyari said he had been inundated with calls from family members and friends, asking if he truly owns a blending plant in Malta.

Kyari stated that he does not own or operate any business directly or by proxy anywhere in the world except a local mini-agricultural venture.

He also said he is not aware of any employee of the NNPC that owns or operates a blending plant in Malta or anywhere else in the world.

“I am inundated by enquiries from family members, friends and associates on the public declaration by the President of Dangote Group that some NNPC workers have established a blending plant in Malta thereby impeding procurements from local production of Petroleum products.

“To clarify the allegations regarding the blending plant, I do not own or operate any business directly or by proxy anywhere in the world with the exception of a local mini Agric venture, neither am I aware of any employee of the NNPC, that owns or operates a blending plant in Malta or anywhere else in the world.

“A blending plant in Malta or any part of the world has no influence over NNPC’s business operations and strategic actions.”

The NNPC boss threatened to sanction any official of the NNPC involved in such acts if they truly exist.

 

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