Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Buhari expresses delight at the rescue of captured girls and women

President-elect, Gen Buhari happy about news of the rescue of 293 girls and women from Sambisa Forest by Nigerian troops yesterday April 28th.

Togo's President wins 3rd term

Togo's President Faure Gnassingbe, has been re-elected for a third term. Togo's electoral officials say Gnassingbe got 59% of the vote while his main opponent Jean-Pierre Fabre, took 35% of the vote. His family has been in power for 48 years.

Gnassingbe has ruled since the death of his father, Gnassingbe Eyadema, who took power in a coup in 1967.

Court dissolves 3yr old marriage over wife’s lack of vagina opening

An Abeokuta Customary Court sitting in Ake on Wednesday April 29th dissolved a three-year-old marriage between Mr Femi Olayiwole and wife, Kemi, due to the absence of vagina, deceit and frequent fighting. Olayiwole told the court that his wife deceived him to marry her knowing that she could not bear him a child. He accused his wife, who had failed to appear in court after being summoned several times, of living a false life, frequent fighting and threatening his life.
“My wife had been deceiving me since we got married I have never seen her pass through menstruation. My wife does not have any vagina opening. Anytime I ask her for sex, she would give an excuse to back up her refusal. Meanwhile, we have been praying to God to give us children. My wife did not tell me anything about her condition before we got married, until February this year that she confessed to me that she had never experienced menstruation in her life.
I thought she was lying, so I went to see her parents who told me it was true, and that they thought their daughter explained to me before we got married,” Olayiwole told the court.

Photos: FRSC returns N600,000 to accident victim

Officers of the Federal Road Safety Commission returned the sum of N600,000 belonging to an unnamed accident victim. The man was involved in an accident along RS7.11 Gwagwalada in Abuja recently. More photos below...

Buhari lacks the powers to stop AIT from covering his activities - Dokpesi

The Chairman of Daar Communications, owners of AIT, Chief Raymond Dokpesi says that the president-elect, Gen Buhari lacked the constitutional powers to stop his TV station from covering his activities. According to him, the decision to bar the station on Monday April 27th was a reminder of the Decree 4 era which he, Buhari, enacted against freedom of the press when he was in power
"I am sure that the President-elect needs to be reminded of Decree 4, and he should be clearly reminded that section 32 of the constitution makes it mandatory for the media to hold public officials accountable to the people. The president-elect said that he does not want to be covered by AIT, but AIT has a responsibility to the Nigerian public to report the things that are happening.
"There are three national networks available for national coverage in Nigeria, the NTA, AIT and Silverbirds. You cannot stop a foremost private station from reporting in Nigeria, it brings us back to Decree 4 era.”he said

Cheating or ‘Self-Service’? Watch OC Ukeje, Ini Edo & More Celebrities Choose What They Would Want Their Spouse to Do

At the recently held Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards, FlytimeTV was on the red carpet with on-air personality Nedu as they put celebrities on the spot by asking a tricky question.
FlytimeTV asked, ‘Would you prefer your spouse to masturbate or cheat on you?’
Watch what OC Ukeje, Femi Branch, Lilian Unachukwu, Charles Novia, Mike Ezuruonye, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Uru Eke, Ini Edo, Gabriel Afolayan, Eucharia Anunobi, Gideon Okeke and more have to say below.

NDLEA Arrests Kenyan Dancer in Possession of Drugs at MMIA

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), said on Tuesday that it had arrested a 42-year-old Kenyan female dancer with cocaine weighing 5.345kg at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos.
Mitchell Ofoyeju, spokesman of the agency, disclosed this in a statement in Lagos.
He said that the dancer, identified as Samira Johnson, allegedly concealed the narcotics in some school bags.
“The suspect was found in possession of four blue parcels of white powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine weighing 5.345kg. Johnson, who was born in Mombasa, travelled with a Kenyan international passport with number A1536020. She departed Bujumbura in Burundi en-route Nairobi to Lagos on a Kenyan Airways flight.

Swiss Government to Help Nigeria Reclaim Abacha’s $370 Million Loot Discovered in Luxembourg

Swiss Ambassador to Nigeria, Hans Rodulf Hodel, has revealed that a new loot of $370 million has been traced to former Military Head of State, Sani Abacha. The funds were discovered in Luxembourg, and Hodel has promised that the Swiss government will help Nigeria recover it.
Hodel revealed the news on Monday during a congratulatory visit to Nigeria’s president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, Vanguard reports.
He also emphasized that new Swiss laws would help Nigeria and other countries fight corruption.
“This is a long standing issue. Our laws are there to help all countries which are fighting corruption. We will help this government. If you remember, many years ago we gave back the Abacha money to Nigeria. The situation in Switzerland has changed. The policy is no longer the same. In the past, people came to deposit money in Switzerland without too much controversy.

The Campus Heat Awards 2015 Live @ The Oriental Hotel, May 9th

Join us on May 9th, 2015 as we honor and recognize our nation's leaders of tomorrow.

The highly anticipated Campus Heat Awards 2015 exclusively sponsored by will this year take place at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos. Tribute shall be paid to young men and women who overtime have shown a dedication to the advancement of the nation through hard work, social relevance, philanthropy and varying entrepreneurial endeavors.

Jonathan, Sambo, Ministers, others to get N3.24bn severance pay

According to the Remuneration Package  put together by the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission, President Goodluck Jonathan, Vice-president Namadi Sambo, non-returning Senators and House of Representatives members, ministers and  presidential aides will be paid a severance package of about N3.24bn as their stay in office terminates on May 29th this year. 

According to Punch, President Jonathan  is entitled to 300 per cent of his annual basic salary which is put at N3, 514,705 and therefore his severance allowance will be N10, 544,115 after May 29. This however does not affect his constitutional benefits as a former President.

Photos from the premiere of Desperate Housewives Africa

Mo Abudu's EbonyLife TV held the much awaited premiere and private screening of Desperate Housewives Africa, the local adaptation of the multiple award-winning ABC television drama hit series, at the Agip Recital Hall, MUSON Centre on Tuesday April 28. See the photos below...

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Boko Haram is a fraud - Buhari

A statement from Gen Buhari signed by his media aide, Shehu Garba.
"The fraud called Boko Haram can be defeated by denying it a recruitment base," General Buhari told visiting leaders of Nassarawa State who came to congratulate him on his emergence as President-elect. No religion allows for the killing of children in school dormitory, in markets and places of worship. They have nothing to do with religion. They are terrorists and we are going to deal with them as they deal with terrorists anywhere," he announced.

US Daily comes for Tinubu in new article, calls him 'Heroin Kingpin'

US Daily Beast profiled APC leader Bola Tinubu in an article titled 'Nigeria's Next Leader's Ties to a Heroin Ring' where they described Tinubu as a 'heroin kingpin'. Read below
General Muhammed Buhari’s political partner is a former bagman for two heroin traffickers. But that’s just business as usual in Nigeria. Nigeria’s election last month was celebrated as an unlikely victory for democracy in an African country with a tenuous record of free and fair representation. But the man most responsible for midwifing General Muhammed Buhari’s ballot triumph over current President Jonathan has a spotty CV.

Photos: Actor Chinedu Ikedieze and wife vacation in Paris

The couple who got married in 2011 are currently on vacation in France. Chinedu posted the pictures on his Instagram page. More pictures below...

Lagos Govt to provide Wi-Fi services for residents

The Permanent Secretary of the Lagos state Ministry of Information Communication Technology, ICT, Mrs Nike Animashaun, has revealed plans by the state government to provide Wi-Fi services to residents of the state. Speaking at the state ministerial briefing in Alausa recently, Mrs Animashaun said the first phase of the Wi-Fi connectivity would be installed in parks within the state. She listed the first parks to benefit from the WiFi installment as Oshodi, Alausa and Ajegunle parks.
“The Wi-Fi services will be in some of the parks in the state and when it is deployed, residents of Lagos State would be able to access Wi-Fi in some of the parks,” she said
Mrs Animashaun said that the state government came up with the idea to stimulate and encourage the interest of children in science and technology. She however did not state if the Wi-Fi connection will be free of charge.

Singer, Emma Nyra flaunts her body and curves in a one piece swimsuit

Oh Lawddd!!!

Throwback night: Clash of the Jockeys #Abuja

You don't want to be left out as Abuja's finest DJs. DJ Flex, DJ Freemike, DJ GFunk, DJ Kenny, DJ Nani, DJ Whales. Go head to head bringing you the best of fine ol' music? 

When: Saturday, 2nd May 2015. 6pm
Where: Harrow Park Golf Club, Ahmadu Bello Way, Wuse 2. opp river plate park.
Pass: 2k. Gives you a free cocktail/discount on drinks. That's technically free.

Singer/producer Selebobo releases hot new promo photos

Triple MG artist, Selebobo releases new promo photos. More pics below...

Gisele Bundchen poses nude on the cover of Vogue Brasil

World's highest paid supermodel, Gisele Bundchen who recently retired from runway modeling poses nude for the cover of Vogue Brasil in celebration of her successful 20 years modelling career which has taken her around the world & seen her lead major fashion campaigns. See the full photo below...

Michelle Keegan crowned FHM's Sexiest Woman in the World 2015, surpasses Kendall Jenner

English actress and model, Michelle Keagan, 27, (left) has been crowned FHM's Sexiest Woman In The World 2015, beating model and reality star, Kendall Jenner (right) who came second. Check out the top 10 sexiest women in the world below...

Meet the Top 12 Contestants Of Etisalat Sponsored Nigerian Idol Season V

With more than 10,000 auditions in 5 cities across Nigeria, numerous performance and eviction shows, the Etisalat Sponsored Nigerian Idol is down to its Top 12 contestants.  Meet the contestants below...

Man Set to Ride Bicycle from Kaduna to Lagos to Thank Yorubas for Voting for Buhari

First, Suleiman Hashimu walked from Lagos to Abuja to celebrate Muhammadu Buhari‘s victory in the presidential elections. Abubakar Duduwale, then began walking from Yola in Adamawa to Abuja in honour of the president-elect.
And now, 35-year-old Kaduna-born cyclist and ardent Buhari supporter, Mohammed Kabiru Jafaru, yesterday started his journey from Kaduna to Lagos via bicycle, as he intends to thank Yorubas for voting for Buhari. He also intends to meet with vice-president-elect, Yemi Osinbajo, Leadership reports.

Pres. Jonathan Sacks CEO of National Health Insurance Scheme Femi Thomas

President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday relieved the Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Femi Thomas, of his appointment, with immediate effect.
The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, who confirmed this development to State House correspondents in Abuja, said the president had also approved the appointment of Olufemi Akingbade as acting Executive Secretary of the organisation.
“President Goodluck Jonathan has relieved the Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Dr Femi Thomas, of his appointment with immediate effect. The president has also approved the appointment of Mr Olufemi Akingbade as acting Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the NHIS,” Abati said.

Meet Over 60 UK Institutions in Lagos & Abuja at the UK Study & Career Fair

This April, join over 60 universities from the UK as they storm Nigeria in the 2015 free UKEAS 2015 UK Exhibition.
There will be free seminar on Post-study work opportunities in the UK & Africa plus you will get to discover how a UK education can be a career and life changing experience.
Join them in Lagos & Abuja and get easy access to face-to-face with representatives from over 60 of the best universities & colleges and you could be on your way to the UK to start your studies by September 2015.

Lagos State Government Procures 100 Vehicles for Traditional Rulers

The Lagos State Government on Monday said it had procured no fewer than 100 vehicles for the use of traditional rulers and chiefs across the state.
Ademorin Kuye, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, made the disclosure at the 2015 Ministerial Press Briefing in Ikeja.

He said the vehicles, which had since been presented to the traditional rulers, were to ease the movement of the beneficiaries in the discharge of their duties.
Kuye said the government was committed to the welfare of Obas in the state, and would continue to take steps to demonstrate it.

“With these vehicles and more that we have provided for our Obas and Chiefs, we can boldly say our traditional rulers are the most taken of in the whole of the country. We see traditional rulers as partners in progress and we will continue to do our best to make them comfortable,’’ he said.

U.S Mom Reports Teenage Son to Police After Seeing Surveillance Footage of Him Sexually Assaulting & Robbing Woman on Train

A 15-year-old teenage boy from Chicago, DeShawn Isabelle, sexually assaulted, robbed, and beat a 41-year-old woman on a train, and thought he got away with the dastardly act.
However, his mother recognized him on surveillance footage released by police. She subsequently confronted him, and he confessed. She then proceeded to turn him into police authorities, Inquisitr reports.
The report gives the terrible account of the incident:
Isabelle – who is a middle school student — boarded a Chicago train and sat behind a 41-year-old woman whose name has not been released.

DJ Cuppy Featured in Forbes Woman Africa, Says ‘I always wondered why the DJ was always a man’

 DJ Cuppy is featured in the April/May issue of Forbes Woman Africa and in the magazine she talks about what it is like for her to be operating in a career that has been mostly male-dominated for the past years.
You can read up the full feature with DJ Cuppy in Forbes Woman Africa by picking up a copy of the magazine’s April/May 2015 issue. More pics below...

Enugu, PH, Benin, Abuja! Jack, M.I, Burna Boy, Reminisce is calling

The Jack and the beats tour which started last week in Illorin and Ibadan with Olamide, Vector, Lil Kesh now moves to other states(Enugu 29th, Port Harcourt 30th,Benin 30th, Abuja 1st) with M.I, Burna Boy, Phyno, Reminisce, Mr 2Kay and DJs Humility, Neptune and Caise.

The parties scheduled to hold in 4 states in three days with a grand showdown in Lagos are a prelude to the #Jackandthebeats parties set to hold throughout the year.

IGP orders water tight security around media houses nationwide

Press statement from the Inspector General of Police. Read below...
The Inspector-General of Police, Ag. IGP Solomon E. Arase NPM, fdc is concerned about the recent attacks on the media houses, and journalists. He has therefore ordered water-tight security around media houses nationwide.
This is in line with the mandate of the Nigeria Police Force to protect lives and property of the citizenry under the law.

PDP releases press statement on AIT ban, says it's dangerous for democracy

Press statement from the PDP on AIT ban, which the APC has since lifted..
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as unacceptable the Monday’s directive by the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari to bar a television house, the AIT, from covering his activities, saying the suppression of the media under any guise portends danger for the nation’s democracy.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh in a statement on Tuesday said that after carefully studying the defence posited by General Buhari’s campaign spokesperson as well as the smokescreen statement by the APC to cover and mitigate his anti-media posture, the PDP and indeed all lovers of democracy are persuaded that the action was not only unjustifiable, but also unconstitutional and completely against the spirit of liberty and the rule of law in a democracy.

NNPC audit reveals double payment of subsidy on petrol & kerosene, spent N3.65trn without approval

The just released audit report by PricewaterHouse Coopers PWC on the financial management of the NNPC has revealed that there were many cases of duplicated subsidy payment by the NNPC to many oil marketers between 2012 and 2013.

According to the report, payment of subsidies for petrol (PMS) and kerosene (DPK) between January 2012 and July 2013 when investigated had a difference of $980 million (about N195 billion) due to duplicated payments.
“Our review of the subsidy documentation revealed that the subsidy due to NNPC between January 2012 and July 2013 on PMS and DPK import was $8.99billion compared to the $9.97 billion stated by the Reconciliation Committee.

Nigerian man arraigned in UK court for stealing mobile phones

A 27 year old Nigerian man, Oloruntoba Adisa who worked as a bouncer in clubs in the UK has been arraigned before a UK court for stealing phones from clients who came to the club where he worked.

According to Manchester Evening News, Oloruntoba has a history with the UK law enforcement officers with crimes bordering on stealing phones and money from some club goers. Few months ago, Oloruntoba was caught on CCTV stealing a Samsung S3 and £90 from a woman who had come clubbing. He hid the items in his coat and a search carried out by the club management showed he had 2 iphones stolen from other customers hidden in his coat.

GTBank-Lagos Principals Cup Semi-finals holds at Onikan Stadium

The semi-final matches of the GTBank-Lagos State Principals Cup competition holds on Wednesday 29th April and Thursday 30th April at Onikan Stadium, Lagos Island.

This is the first time Birrel Avenue Senior High School, Sabo will be playing at the GTBank-Lagos State Principals Cup semi-final and it has not been easy. Like every other team, they have strived hard to remain in the competition.

Mbong Amata covers May edition of House of Maliq mag

Actress and mother of one Mbong Amata covers new edition of House of Maliq. See more photos below...

Experience Great Fun at The Smirnoff Guarana #Doubleside Party

Smirnoff Ice Double Black with Guarana is set to treat Lagosians to a spectacular night of amazing fun at its #doubleside party.
Smirnoff will be showing the double side of the Lagos party scene by transforming an ordinary car workshop into the venue of an Epic party.
Come watch amazing acts like MI and Terry G show their unknown #doubleside. DJ Spinall and DJ Nana will be on the wheels of steel to help you show your #doubleside. The MC for the night is Ehis of MTV Base supported by Sensei Uche of City FM.

Buhari Reportedly Bars AIT from Covering His Activities

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari‘s security operatives have reportedly barred  the television crew of African Independent Television (AIT) from covering his activities.
According to Punch, the security team cited “adverse security reports and ethical issues as reasons for their action.”

The AIT crew was said to have been informed of the directive on Monday when they visited Defence House, venue of a meeting between Buhari and a visiting Cuban delegation, led by its Ambassador to Nigeria. The crew was reportedly asked to leave the vicinity “until further notice.”

Monday, April 27, 2015

Nigerian woman arrested for stabbing her husband to death in the US

35 year old Nigerian woman, Adebamiro Temitope, pictured left, has been arrested by the New Castle Police in Delaware for stabbing her 37 year old Nigerian husband and father of her two children, Adeyinka Adebamiro to death over allegations of abuse and cheating.

The woman accused her husband of constant abuse and claimed he cheated on her with several women including her sister and their nanny's daughter.

 According to Delaware Online, neighbors alerted the police after screams and shouting was heard emanating from the couple's home in the 1300 block of Healy Courton in New castle on Thursday April 23rd. When the police got to their home, they found Adeyinka in the pool of his blood with a 4 inch single stab wound just below his neck which severed his carotid artery and jugular vein.

African leaders happy over Jonathan’s defeat - Obasanjo

Former President Obasanjo is claiming other African leaders were happy that President lost the 2015 presidential election. According to Punch, Obasanjo said this during his speech at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington DC yesterday...
“I have visited six countries since the election, they are as happy about the results. It is good not only for Nigeria, it is good for Africa and I believe it is good for the world.”
He then advised African leaders to learn from democracy being practiced in Nigerian and stop the habit of holding on to power by all means. That for Africa to survive, leaders must demonstrate statesmanship.

Nollywood Actress Uru Eke Releases New Promo Photos as She Launches New Website & Art Foundation

Nollywood actress Uru Eke, known for her roles in movies like Last Flight to Abuja, Weekend Getaway and Being Mrs Elliot, has released new promo photos as she launches a new website and art foundation.
The gorgeous actress channels her inner cosmopolitan working-class lady in her photos, which are self-styled.
See more pics below...

Photos and profiles of the 4 Nigerians to be executed in Indonesia for drug trafficking

Here are the photos and profiles of the 4 Nigerians who are to be executed in Indonesia for drug trafficking.
Martin Anderson: 50 year old Martin Anderson (above) was arrested in Jakarta in 2003 on a charge of possessing about 1.8 ounces of heroin and was accused of being part of a local drug ring. He had traveled to Indonesia on a fake Ghanaian passport and has been incorrectly identified as Ghanaian. He was sentenced to death in 2004. According to his lawyer, Kusmanto, who like many Indonesians uses one name, Mr. Anderson was shot in the leg during his arrest — a method the Indonesian police are sometimes known to use when apprehending a suspect — and remains bothered by the wound to this day. He has been in poor spirits since being transferred to Nusakambangan Island for execution, Mr. Kusmanto said. Mr. Anderson has filed for a judicial review of his conviction and death sentence with the Supreme Court, but his lawyer said he feared the court would not consider the appeal until after he is executed. Such appeals can take six months to be heard, Mr. Kusmanto said. “Obviously we hope it’s sooner.” 

South African govt expresses anger over Nigerian govts recall of her ambassadors

South African government has released a statement expressing their displeasure over Nigerian government's decision to recall her envoys following Xenophobic attacks in SA. In a statement released by the South African government's Department of International Relations and Co-operations, SA government described the decision as an unfortunate and regrettable step, adding that only Nigeria has taken such a decision since the xenophobic attacks began. 
According to the statement, the South African government did not blame Nigeria when 84 of her citizens died in the Synagogue  Church of All Nations building collapse some months back. Find the statement released BELOW...

Asari Dokubo shares photos of himself and his children.

The ex-Niger Delta militant shared photos of himself with all of his kids - He shared his lovely family photos on his Facebook page. See more pics BELOW...

Man Who Walked from Lagos to Abuja Finally Meets Buhari

Everyone is still talking about 33-year-old Suleiman Hashimu vowed to walk from Lagos to Abuja if Muhammadu Buhari won the presidential elections.
Hashimu’s dream of meeting Buhari finally came true, as he arrived in Abuja and was received by the president-elect himself.

Punch reports that Buhari was delighted to meet him.
Speaking to Hashimu, Buhari said “I heard so many stories that you wore out about half a dozen pair of shoes. But I also understand that there were people who were quite generous to help you to pay for more pairs of shoes. Thank you very much indeed.”
The elated Hashimu presented a gift to Buhari, and answered questions posed by newsmen afterwards.