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LeBron James Is a True MVP at the 2020 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards With 2 Wins

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On Saturday the NBA champion received the first-ever Generation Change Award at the 2020 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. The 35-year-old Los Angeles Lakers player received the honor for his work with the LeBron James Family Foundation and for his dedication to driving change through education, such as through his I PROMISE School.

“Hey, what’s up, guys?” James said via video chat. “I just want to say thank you. It means a lot to not only myself, but to my family, to my fans and also my kids at my school back home in Akron, Ohio. And, we’ll get back to what we know as normal very soon.”

This wasn’t the only blimp he took home that evening. The athlete also won the award for Favorite Male Sports Star. Tom Brady, Cristiano Ronaldo, Patrick Mahomes, Shaun White and Stephen Curry were also in the running.

“Wow!” he said. “I just want say thank you. You guys are amazing. Nickelodeon, you guys are amazing. Thanks so much for what you guys do for every kid in the world. And this has always been one of the best shows to be a part of. So, thank you so much. I’ll hopefully be seeing you guys soon. Stay safe and stay healthy. Love you guys.”

The fan-favorite award show was scheduled to take place on March 22, but was postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Seeing that young fans had already placed their votes for the highly anticipated event, the network put together a new, virtual program: the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together.

Additionally, Nickelodeon announced it’s donating $1 million to No Kid Hungry, a nonprofit organization that helps millions of families and kids affected by childhood hunger.

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Wike signs Executive Order proscribing IPOB in Rivers

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers has signed an executive order to reinforce the ban on the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and its activities in the State.

He made this known in a statement by Mr Kelvin Ebiri, Special Assistant (Media) to the Governor.

Ebiri stated that the governor, in a broadcast on Wednesday night in Port Harcourt, maintained that Rivers remains the home to all tribes and ethnic nationalities.

He said that the government acknowledges and appreciates the enormous contributions from non-indigenes to the political, social and economic development of the State.

According to the statement, the State Government will neither accept nor allow any individual or group from within and outside to violate the peace, endanger lives and property under any guise.

It stated “the State government is opposed to the presence and activities of the legally-proscribed and anarchic IPOB and whatever it stands for in Rivers State.

“And so, let it be understood that we have nothing against all or any specific tribe and will continue to live in peace with people of all other tribal extractions residing or doing business in Rivers State.

“But we have everything against the presence and activities of the legally-proscribed IPOB and whatever that group stands for in Rivers State,” the governor warned.

This is clearly a terrorist group which existence, creed, mission and activities are strongly denounced even by the Government and peoples of South-Eastern States of the country.

“I have, therefore, signed the executive order to reinforce the total ban on IPOB and its activities in Rivers State or any part thereof and nothing will stop us from enforcing this ban in its entirety,’’ he said.

The statement also added that Wike also “directed security agencies and the Chairmen of Local Government Areas to fish out and resolutely deal with any member of IPOB found in any community following the executive order and other legal instruments’’.

The governor also announced the lifting of existing curfew on Mile 1; Mile 2; Iloabuchi; Emenike; and Ikokwu areas of Port Harcourt as well as Rumukurushi in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area.

He, however, said that the curfew in Oyigbo Local Government Area will remain in force until further notice while the entire Ikokwu motor spare parts market will remain closed until further notice

In the quest to restore sanity and enhance free traffic flow in roads in the State, the governor said he will constitute a task force to enforce the ban on illegal street trading and the emergence of motor parks along public roads.

He also stated that, in the interim, he has approved the ban on the operations of tricycles, also known as `Keke NAPEP’, on all major roads in Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas.

The major roads are Aggrey road; Dame Patience Jonathan road; Eastern Bypass road; Ikwerre road; Aba road; Agip road; Ada George road; Olu Obasanjo road; Rumuokwuta – Rumuola road; and Rumuepirikom – Rumuolumeni (leading to Ignatius Ajuru University of Education) road.

Others are: Rumuokwuta – Choba road; Chief G.U. Eke road; Peter Odili road; Ken Saro-Wiwa road; Nkpogu road; Trans-Amadi road; Elekahia – Rumuomasi road; Yakubu Gowon road; and Woji – Elelenwo road.

Wike also directed the State Civil Service Commission to take immediate steps to employ 5,000 youths into teaching and other career positions in the State’s Civil Service.

He said such steps should be taken as an immediate measure to reduce the level of youth unemployment.

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