Tuesday, June 30, 2015

At Least 2 Dead After Man Commits Suicide By Lighting Himself On Fire

Two people are believed to have died of heart attacks in a bizarre incident on a Japanese bullet train after another passenger committed suicide by setting himself alight.
The fast-moving train made an emergency stop while speeding from Tokyo towards Osaka after a carriage filled with smoke when the male passenger poured oil over himself and set himself on fire.
A Japanese Railways spokesman confirmed that the billowing smoke near the burning passenger poured through the carriage and two people suffered cardiac arrest.
The passenger who set himself alight also died from his severe burns.

15 Year Old Secondary School Student in Imo Commits Suicide

A 15-year-old male senior secondary student is said to have committed suicide in Imo State.
His family and friends have expressed shock over the incident, stating that there were no signs that he was suicidal, Vanguard reports.
“Paschal was a senior secondary school student of Passion Model Secondary School, Egbu. He used an electric extension cable to hang himself from a ceiling fan, when his mother was away for a night vigil,” said an unnamed source.

Pres. Buhari’s Speech at National Economic Council Inauguration – READ

The inauguration of the National Economic Council took place on Monday at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Here is the speech that President Muhammadu Buhari delivered at the event, as reported by Vanguard:

Award-winning Poet, Titilope Sonuga, is Intel She Will Connect Spokesperson for 2015

After performing her thought-provoking and stirring poem at the swearing-in of President Buhari on May 29, 2015; a historic moment for the country and the first time a poet had ever been invited to perform at a Nigerian inauguration ceremony, Titilope Sonuga achieves another first. She has been named the first Intel® She Will Connect spokesperson in Nigeria. 

More than 100 feared dead after Indonesian military plane crashes

No fewer than 100 people were killed after an Indonesian military plane, C-130 Hercules carrying 113 passengers crashed into Medan, the third largest residential area in Indonesia.

According to Indonesia's Air force chief, Air Marshall Agus Supriatna, the pilot told the control tower that the plane needed to turn back because of engine trouble. "The plane crashed while it was turning right to return to the airport," Supriatna said.

FG orders probe on NNPC over unaccounted N3.8trillion

The Federal government yesterday June 29th constituted a four-man committee to probe NNPC over N3.8 trillion unaccounted for by the corporation in the last three years. According to the Edo state governor, who is part of the 4-man probe committee, investigations by the federal government show that NNPC made N8.1 trillion from 2012-2015, paid N4.3 trillion to the federal government and withheld N3.8 trillion which the management of the corporation have not accounted for.

The probe panel was constituted by the National Economic Council which was inaugurated by President Buhari yesterday June 29th

Fresh case of Ebola recorded in Liberia

Liberia has been hit with a fresh case of Ebola. According to the Liberian Deputy Health Minister, Tolbert Nyensuah, a 19 year old man died of the deadly virus. And they are saying it's possible he infected close friends or relatives before he died.
"A new case of Ebola has been reported in Margibi County. The person has died and was confirmed positive before death. He has been buried" Nyensuah said
Family members of the deceased have been quarantined so as to stop the spread of the virus. Liberia was declared Ebola free on May 9th by the World Health Organization. A total of 11,207 people died from Ebola in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone since the outbreak began in December 2013.

Saraki: There won't be delay in confirmation of Ministerial nominees

Press statement from the office of the Senate President..
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki today (Tuesday 30th of June 2015) gave assurance that there would be no delay in the confirmation of ministerial nominees once the list is sent to the legislature by President Muhammadu Buhari. 
The Senate President while receiving the French Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Denys Gaver, who paid him a courtesy visit in his office, said it was to ensure that the suspension of plenary does not disturb serious government business like the screening of ministers that he has continued to reiterate the fact that the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly will resume plenary when there is any urgent matter of national importance.

Tinubu’s N150 bn libel suit against AIT adjourned to Sept. 30

An Ikeja High Court in Lagos has adjourned the N150billion libel suit filed by Bola Tinubu against Africa Independent Television, AIT, to September 30th. Bola Tinubu had approached the court after AIT aired a documentary about him titled 'Lion of Bourdillon' during the election campaign period. Bola Tinubu says the documentary was created to tarnish his image.

Oil Barons never sponsored me - Bukola Saraki

Press Statement from Saraki's office. Read below...
Again, the attention of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki  has been drawn to a malicious, false and totally reprehensible news report, wherein it insinuated that the election of Dr. Bukola Saraki as the Senate President of the 8th Senate was facilitated by Nigerians associated with dubious claims in the infamous oil subsidy.
The news report went further to give a negative and dirty impression that the emergence of the President of the 8th Senate is aimed to sabotage the anti corruption posture of President Buhari led Federal Govt as well as sabotage the 'Change agenda' of the APC

Forbes releases list of the World's Highest-Paid Superstars of 2015

Forbes has released its list of the 100 Top-Earning Celebrities of 2015, and it’s got one of the top earners – Katy Perry as it’s cover girl. With the likes of Beyoncé, Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather, Taylor Swift, One Direction and more on its list, you can only wonder who beat who in the battle of the money makers.
No surprise here, Floyd Mayweather is at the top of the list with $300 Million, just ahead of his fellow boxing champ Manny Pacquiao with $160 Million. Katy Perry drops in at No. 3 with $130 Million and One Direction follows with $130 Million.

APC insists on Deputy Senate President Ekweremadu's removal

APC says Deputy Senate president Ike Ekweremadu who is a member of PDP must be removed from office. Senator Ekweremadu who was also the deputy senate president in the last administration, was elected deputy senate president during the controversial senate leadership election on June 9th which produced Senator Bukola Saraki as Senate President.

North Korean Leader Kim Jung Un Executes Airport Architect Because He Didn’t Like the Design

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has executed the chief architect of  the  new international Pyongyang airport...This news comes after he was pictured touring the building with his wife last week.
According to reports, the architect was executed because Kim didn’t like the design.
The project is the country’s latest bid to appeal to potential tourists since Kim ascended to power in North Korea three years ago and features a jewellery store, coffee bar, a pharmacy, a chocolate fountain and other luxury amenities.

PHOTOS: Kylie Jenner moves into plush new $2.7m house

17 year old Kylie and Khloe shared a snap from inside the teen's new $2.7 million home in Calabasas, California on Monday. After months of preparation, Kylie Jenner is finally moving into her fancy home.

The 17-year-old star - who had been waiting patiently for renovations to be completed - shared a photo on her Instagram showing the very stylish interior of one of the rooms in the 4,900 square foot home.

FG-Okonjo-Iweala spent $2.1bn without approval

The National Economic Council, chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday accused former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, of spending $2.1bn from the Excess Crude Account without authorisation.
“We looked at the numbers for the Excess Crude Account. The last time the former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Mrs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, reported to the council, and it is in the minutes, she reported by November 2014 that we had $4.1 bn.
Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole told State House correspondents after the NEC’s 58th meeting in Abuja.

Reclusive Rob Kardashian misses his high school's 10 year reunion... and Kim winds up with the unopened letter to his future self

Kim's reclusive brother, Rob Kardashian's 10 year High school reunion took place on Sunday 28th June, 2015 but he skipped the reunion. However, a letter he wrote to his future self in 2005 that had his name on it with a handwritten note that read: 'If I don't show please give this to my sister Kim' was at the event.

Journalist gets his presidential press pass restored 3 months after being barred from the Villa

The presidency yesterday restored the press pass of Ubale Musa, a journalist with Deutsche Welle radio who was thrown out of the villa for asking visiting Chadian president, Idris Deby some 'embarrassing questions' in March. Ubale had asked the Chadian President the whereabouts of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, making reference to a statement by Deby in March that Shekau had been seen in Dikwa, Borno state.

Buhari orders all state Govs to settle unpaid salaries of workers in their state

While inaugurating the National Economic Council in the Abuja earlier yesterday, President Buhari charged all the state governors present at the meeting to endeavor to settle the unpaid salaries of civil servants in their states. He asked the state governors to look inwards and find more ways to increase their Internally Generated Revenue.

US gay marriage: Robert Mugabe asks Obama to marry him

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has challenged US President Barack Obama by asking his hand in marriage. His comment comes at the back of the legalization of gay marriage in the US by the Supreme Court.

During Mugabe's weekly radio interview with Zimbabwe’s national radio last Saturday, he said:
“I’ve just concluded since President Obama endorses the same-sex marriage, advocates homosexual people and enjoys an attractive countenance thus if it becomes necessary , I shall travel to Washington, D.C. , get down on my knee , and ask his Obama’s hand. I can’t understand how these people dare to defy Christ’s explicit orders as our Lord prohibited mankind from sodomy.''

Monday, June 29, 2015

PDP to Buhari: You can’t blackmail us...

Press statement from the PDP...
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says no amount of intimidation, blackmail and propaganda by the Presidency would stop it from standing shoulder to shoulder with Nigerians in demanding that President Muhammadu Buhari kick-starts government and commence implementation of his campaign promises for which he was voted into office.
The party said Presidency’s excuse of clearing the so-called Augean Stable is lame and diversionary noting that it stands by its statement that the delay is creating loopholes

Argentinian kidnapped in Niger state says footballer Messi helped save his life

An Argentinian man named Santiago Lopez Menendez (pictured above), who worked as an agronomist for Nigeria Flour Mills and managed two farms, was kidnapped in Niger state on June 24th. Talking to the press after he was rescued, he said footballer Lionel Messi helped save his life.

Mirror UK reports
Lionel Messi football genius isn't just great to watch - it's also now helping save lives. Santiago Lopez Menendez is a young Argentinian scientist who works in Nigeria. On 24th June, as was heading out to work in a field, he was kidnapped by a group of armed men. Thankfully, he was released unharmed three days later, after a ransom was paid. However, it wasn't just the money which saved his life. Menendez has told the press in Argentina that Lionel Messi is one of the reasons he's still alive.

Ali Baba lists Side Chicks, Bad PR, Bad Belle Journalists, Weak Upbringing & More on ‘50 Things that can kill an Artist’s Career’

As shared by Ali Baba on instagram...

Dangote Says He Doesn’t Own Any Houses Outside Nigeria

Renowned business mogul and Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has revealed that he doesn’t own any houses outside Nigeria.
According to Leadership, he broke the news to during an interactive meeting with senior media executives in Lagos over the weekend.
“Somebody asked me, how many houses do you have abroad? I said, well, to tell you the good news, I don’t even have a nine-inch block outside Nigeria, and that is the truth; I don’t have a house anywhere abroad” Dangote said.

Polygamists, Ped*philes Push for Their Civil Rights, Too

After the gay marriage ruling at the Supreme Court on Friday, polygamists and pedophiles are standing up for their own civil rights.

The Politico reported:

Welcome to the exciting new world of the slippery slope. With the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling this Friday legalizing same sex marriage in all 50 states, social liberalism has achieved one of its central goals. A right seemingly unthinkable two decades ago has now been broadly applied to a whole new class of citizens. Following on the rejection of interracial marriage bans in the 20th Century, the Supreme Court decision clearly shows that marriage should be a broadly applicable right—one that forces the government to recognize, as Friday’s decision said, a private couple’s “love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family…

Sahara Reporters Alleges Buhari Ordered Arrest of Wife’s Younger Brother Over Extortion

According to a report by Sahara Reporters, President Buhari last Monday June 22nd ordered the arrest of one Musa Yola ( pictured above), said to be the immediate younger brother of his wife, Aisha, for extorting N300 million from an unnamed businessman with a promise to secure an oil bloc for him through his brother-in-law, President Buhari. After finding out what happened, President Buhari reportedly ordered that Musa be brought to him in handcuffs along with the said businessman he duped. 

#LoveWins: ISIS responds to US legalizing gay marriage by killing four gay men

Four gay men were executed by members of the Islamic State following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide on Friday June 26th.

As was reported by a Syrian Twitter user on a tweet posted on the #LoveWins hashtag and picked up by Gateway Pundit, the men were thrown off the roof of a highrise building in the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor as a crowd gathered to watch below.

Red Carpet photos from the 2015 BET Awards

Above are Nicki Minaj, Brandy and Karrueche on the BET Awards Red Carpet yesterday. See more photos below...

Buhari Rumoured to be Delaying Naming Ministers Until September

President Buhari may not name his cabinet members until late August or early September, this is according to a source in the presidency who spoke with Punch. President Buhari is reportedly majorly concerned with cleaning the alleged rot the Jonathan administration left behind before bringing in new ministers.
 “Mr. President is reluctant to build on a rotten foundation he inherited from the Peoples Democratic Party administration. You cannot even begin to imagine the situation we have met on the ground; almost everything is in a state of decay. There is absolutely no way the new government can can hope to achieve anything long lasting without first building a new foundation.

Ashanti puts her hot bikini body on display

The singer is currently on holiday in Costa Rica and showed off her amazing bikini during a beach visit. More photos below...

Father chops off daughter's finger for stealing meat from her mother's pot

Men of the Plateau State Police Command have arrested a 40-year-old man, Surulere Raphael, for cutting off his daughter’s finger on allegation that she stole his money.

Mr Raphael was paraded on Friday at the police headquarters alongside one Ponjue Domsing, who was alleged to have killed his father, Mr. Domsing, for not buying him a motorcycle as promised.
Raphael said he cut off his daughter’s finger because she stole his N1,500 and meat from her mother’s pot of soup. The girl’s severed finger has, however, been recovered as an exhibit, while the girl is being treated in the hospital.

Karrueche talks staying single, ruthless side chicks & what it would take to date her!

Elle magazine's Julie Schott and Danielle Prescod had a light-hearted interview with Karrueche Tran where they asked her not-so serious questions like who slides in her DMs, what does she look for in a man, what life is like post break-up from Chris Brown. Read Below...
Danielle: Does living such a public life ever bother you? Do you ever want to turn it off? Karrueche: Yeah, because I never have privacy. I walk out the house and there's paparazzi. There's certain things I can't do: if I wanted to date, or go on a date. It's like I have to worry about people taking pictures and it's crazy. Even yesterday, when I was in Miami, I took a picture with some soccer player and now it's everywhere on the Internet that we're dating! It's "Her New Man."

Nigerian Jahlil Okafor makes the 2015 NBA Draft

Philadelphia 76ers selected Jahlil Okafor with the third pick in the 2015 NBA Draft on Thursday June 25th. He was born December 15, 1995. Okafor's father, Chukwudi Obika Okafor is of Nigerian descent (Anambra state) while his mother Dacresha Lanett Benton is a mix of African-American and white. Congrats to him...

I feel one step closer to bagging a Grammy award - Yemi Alade

Singer Yemi Alade says her nominations for a BET and MAMA awards makes her feel she is one step closer to bagging a Grammy award.
"It is difficult to describe. I received the news with an unfathomable joy in my heart. The MTV MAMAs news came barely three hours after I was nominated for four Nigerian Entertainment Awards. I was grateful, humbled and thankful. It also boosted my zeal to keep doing what I do. I feel one step closer to bagging a Grammy award." she told Daily Trust

NDLEA- Nigeria records highest number of drug related convicts in the World

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, announced that Nigeria has the highest number of persons serving jail terms for drug related offences worldwide.

Iweajunwa Okechukwu, the NDLEA commander in the state disclosed this while celebrating the 2015 UN Drug Free Day in Minna on Friday.

Photos from the church wedding of Joseph Yobo's younger brother

Here are photos from the church wedding of footballer Joseph Yobo's younger brother, Gideon to his wife, Blessing Akpan, the younger sister of Super Eagles player, Hope Akpan which took place in Liverpool, England yesterday June 27th. See more photos below...

Two pilots sacked after letting busty model take selfies in cockpit

Two Argentine pilots have been fired after they allowed a busty model to fly their passenger plane during take-off.

The woman, Vicky Xipolitakis, was filmed helping fly the plane on a domestic flight as it left Buenos Aires for the city of Rosario. By allowing her into the cabin, the pilots broke international aviation rules by letting an unauthorized person sit in the cockpit.

The pilots named Patricio Zocchi Molina and Federico Matias Soaje - not only laughed with her, made her feel very welcome, they also gladly took photos with her in the cockpit.
In the video which was posted to Youtube, the model was heard shouting "I'm going to accelerate and will take off,”.

I can't date any man in the entertainment industry, they're full of crap - Cynthia Morgan

While speaking as a guest on RubbingMinds TV programme recently, music star Cynthia Morgan said she can't date any man in the Nigerian entertainment industry because they are all full of crap
"I'm not dating anyone in the industry. Never. Like Never. Personally I don't think its my thing. I think they are full of crap. Yes says me. I can solely handle that. I have friends who have been in relationships with guys in the industry and it didn't work out. They are all the same thing, they are artists"she said
Cynthia also  denied ever bleaching her skin or doing a nose or boob job. She says any difference seen about her stature is attributed to growth. 
"I have not done any constructive surgery. Any difference you see is growth. The pictures circulating are me when I was 17, 18" she said

Buhari condemns recent Boko Haram attacks, reassures of uncompromising commitment to end terrorism

Press statement from the Presidency
President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned in the strongest language the latest terrorist attacks on Borno and Yobe communities by the Boko Haram bandits. In a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, the President said he was deeply touched by these mindless incidents of violence on innocent people during the month of Ramadan.

One month after inauguration: Presidency replies PDP's assessment, says its cleaning the party's filth

The Presidency has replied to PDP's assessment of President Buhari's administration one month after inauguration. Olisa Metuh, the Spokesperson of PDP had in a statement released earlier today called on Nigerians to pray for the Buhari led administration, saying that it has been all motion but no movement. In a swift reaction, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina in a statement released tonight said the new administration is cleaning the filth of the last one
“It is amusing to read what the National Publicity Secretary of the defeated Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, considers a 30 days appraisal of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. He wants Nigerians to join hands in prayers for the government, so that things would begin to move.

CNN confuses black and white flag covered in sex toy symbols for that of ISIS during London Gay Pride parade

CNN has mistaken a flag displaying sex toy symbols for that of the terrorist organisation Islamic State ISIS in a report it aired on London's Gay Pride parade.

In an 'exclusive' report which ran on Saturday, a CNN correspondent Lucy Pawle, went on air to claim she was the only one to notice an ISIS jihad flag being waved among gay pride crowds.

But to the broadcaster's embarrassment, the satirical flag was covered not with Arabic lettering, but symbols of sex toys.

Check Out Dencia’s Outfit to the 2015 BET Awards

Isn't that a gele? Lol.

Nicki Minaj shows off her Mum for the first time at the BET awards

Rapper, Nicki Minaj who won best female Hip hop artist at the BET award showed off her beautiful Mum, Carol to the entire world. They look so much alike. More photos below...

2015 BET Awards Nominees and Winners

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Beyonce - Winner
Janelle Monae Jhene Aiko K. Michelle Rihanna