Monday, August 31, 2015

Pastor forces all members of his congregation to convert to Islam

On Tuesday, August 25, a Rwandan pastor, Salim Mikdad, conducted what is arguably the largest conversion of Christians to Islam after he successfully got all 480 members of his congregation to switch faiths, Africa Metro reports.

Consider South East in your appointments - Okorocha appeals to Buhari

Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha has appealed to President Buhari to consider the people of the South East in his appointments. According to Vanguard, Governor Okorocha made the appeal during a meeting with selected stakeholders in the state over the weekend

Shell oil workers 'fired after video of them having sex found by wife'

Two oil workers have been sacked after a video of them having sex in a hotel room was shared online. Lee Hanlon, 32, and Amy Maxwell, 33, who are both married and met while working for Shell, recorded their illicit encounter on his mobile phone.

The film was discovered by Mr Hanlon’s wife Charon, who sent it to all his contacts including friends, workmates and bosses in an act of revenge. But the footage then ‘spread like wildfire’ as more people passed it on in messages and emails.

'I'm a girl': Meet the twin boy aged four who insists on wearing dresses and nail varnish

Standing side by side, twins Logan and Alfie Symonds couldn’t look more different.
While four-year-old Alfie loves ­dinosaurs, fire engines and cars, Logan prefers sparkly dresses, wands and Frozen’s Princess Elsa.

Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State Godswill Akpabio Involved in a Car Accident

Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, was involved in a car accident this morning along the Airport Road in Abuja, Premium Times reports.
The crash reported occurred when one of the cars in the ex-governor’s convoy tried to beat the traffic light resulting in a collision with another car and the one that Akpabio was seated in.
An eye witness recounts ‘My wife and I were coming from the NNPC Mega Station and we stopped at the traffic light by Bolingo Hotel Junction. When the green light showed and we made to move, there was this siren blaring Mercedes Benz jeep that came from the town and almost crashed onto my car. I don’t know how we dodged but another that was behind the jeep hit the car behind me and tumbled on its side. I and my wife rushed out of our vehicle and helped the driver bring out his boss. When we brought him out, we found that it was former governor Godswill Akpabio. At the time we brought him out, the siren was still blaring. We put him in the other vehicle and he was rushed to the National Hospital.’
According to reports, he was later moved to a private section of the hospital for X-ray and other investigations.
Source: Premium Times

Former Pres. Jonathan and Diezani face probe over $6.9m campaign stages

The ongoing probe of former Pres Jonathan's administration by President Muhammadu Buhari is to find out the  dealings behind the alleged purchase of 3 mobile stages, that cost $6.9m, Presidency source has said.
According to a document, which was obtained from the Presidency on Saturday, the deal, which is now a subject of investigation, was allegedly carried out by Jonathan; his Chief Security Officer, Mr. Gordon Obuah; and former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.

Nigeria Economy worse In 90 days of APC – PDP

Below is a press statement from the PDP
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) decries as alarming, the damage so far done on the nation’s economy by the President Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) since it took office at the center, three months ago. The party said the shambolic state of the nation’s economy within the period, which represents the worst in the nation’s contemporary history, is a direct fallout of uncertainty created by the inability of the Buhari-led government to chart a clear-cut economic policy, worsened by abuse of regulations, and flagrant violation of constitutional provisions.

Mocheddah shows off sexy body in a swimsuit

Mocheddah shows off her sexy body in a black swimsuit by Andrea Iyamah at her friend's poolside bridal shower over the weekend. More below...

I love God fearing men but not poor ones - actress Nazareth Jesse Bako says

In an interview with Vanguard, upcoming actress Nazareth Jesse Bako said she is interested in marrying a God fearing man but not a poor God fearing man ...
"A man who is God-fearing and matured in heart and also caring. Once you have a man who loves God, every other thing is secondary” shesaid
Asked if she will marry a poor God fearing men , she says “There is nothing like a poor man in my diary. They will go for their class of women. I want to marry a ready-made man. I was not born to suffer all my life. I have tried to get to where I am so settling down would be resting and giving birth to my kids and taking good care of them"she said

38 virgins killed in bus crash on their way to King of Swaziland's wife choosing ceremony

A road accident in Swaziland has killed 38 girls and seriously injured 20 others who were on their way to a traditional ceremony where King Mswati III can choose a new wife, pro-democracy activists reported.

The accident happened on Friday night when their open truck smashed into a car on the road between the tiny kingdom's two main cities, Mbabane and Manzini, en route to the traditional Reed Dance.

All the Official Photos from Tonto Dikeh’s Bride Price Payment Ceremony | Canaan Bee Photography

Photos from Tonto Dikeh's Pre-bride price payment ceremony which took place over the weekend. More photos below...

Oshiomhole has forgotten so soon by Reno Omokri

Article written by former presidential aide, Reno Omokri. Read below...
On July 17, 2012, a recently re-elected Governor Adams Oshiomhole visited Aso Rock Presidential Villa and on his way out he had a chat with State House Correspondents and said as follows “what the Edo election has confirmed is that when the President and Commander-in-Chief puts the country first and conducts himself as a statesman, not just as a party leader, credible elections are possible, because people were apprehensive that the Nigerian Army could be misused. But of course, I told them I didn’t think they were right, but the President’s clear directive was that the votes must count."

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Former Ministers tell Pres. Buhari to stop Calling Jonathan’s Administration Corrupt & Irresponsible

A few ministers who served under the former President Goodluck Jonathan‘s administration have released a statement telling President Muhammadu Buhari to give the ex-commander-in-chief his due respect.
According to multiple news outlets including Punch and Vanguard, the former ministers claim that members of the All Progressives Congress have been condemning, and undermining the efforts of Jonathan.

DSS Reportedly Arrests 20 Suspected Boko Haram Leaders

According to a statement signed on behalf of the Department of State Service (DSS) by its spokesman, Tony Opuiyo, DSS confirmed the arrest of notable commanders and frontline members of the notorious group from different parts of the country.
In line with the DSS renewed counter-terrorism measures to combat the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria, the arrest was made following fresh attacks in Borno State over the weekend.

APC will henceforth be fully involved in the subsequent appointments - Oyegun

On Thursday, August 27, Pres.Buhari drew the anger of many across the country when the list of his latest appointment was released. The list which contained six new key appointees was criticized as being lopsided. Responding to the widespread outrage and criticisms over the appointment, APC national chairman Chief John Oyegun in an interview with Thisday on Saturday in Abuja said,
"It is too early and superficial to say the appointments were lopsided; it is too early. We are just a little over two months into the government. The appointments made so far are personal staff members of the president. And it is his prerogative to make the appointments."

'I Won't Reconcile With You' - Senator Tells Ex-Wife

Imo West Senator, Hope Uzodimma, has stated that he won't reconcile with his former wife, Augusta, because their marriage has been legally dissolved by the Court and the Catholic Church about 17 years ago. He said a Lagos High Court Ikeja presided over by Justice Bayo Manuwa and the Catholic Canon Tribunal of Orlu Diocese Catholic Church in Imo State where the marriage was initially consummated have dissolved the marriage after irreconcilable issues in 1998.

Bono becomes world's richest pop star after investment in Facebook earns him over $1billion

U2’s Bono has become the world’s richest pop star after raking in over $1 billion from his Facebook shares. The Beautiful Day hitmaker bought a 2.3 per cent share in the social media network for £56 million in 2009 with the investment group that he co-founded, Elevation Partners. Today that share is worth a whopping £940 million, according to reports. That means that Bono’s venture has earned him more in the last six years than the whole of his incredible music career.

Church members chase pastor from church for impregnating maid

There was commotion on Sunday at the United Methodist Church, Mafoluku, in the Oshodi area of Lagos as members of the church chased away their pasto for allegedly impregnating his housemaid.
It was learnt that the pastor, Barkuma Andrew, was stopped from leading the church seven months ago when the housemaid, who was also a member of the church, Grace, had complications after aborting the pregnancy.

Kanye West announces 2020 run for US president

Kanye West said that he is running for president in 2020 during his acceptance speech for the MTV Music Video Award’s lifetime achievement honor.
West made the announcement at the end of a 10-minute-long speech where he discussed visiting the grocery store with his daughter and admitted that he does not understand awards shows.
“And yes, as you probably could’ve guessed in this moment, I’ve decided in 2020 to run for president,” West said, before walking off stage.

President should build special prisons for corrupt Nigerians – Balarabe

During the time of the former governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, him and most of his colleagues lived a moderate lifestyle life due to the fact that corruption was  minimal.

In an interview with Vanguard newspaper he was asked how he felt about Governors and other people in politics who use their positions to amass wealth while in public office.
The former Gov said:
"I feel bad because these are resources that should be used to liberate the people and  provide welfare and security for them. It is even more worrisome that in most places those in power have not provided even the basic things for their subjects while they swim in opulence and mindless extravagance, creating a big gap between them and those who elected them into office.

Rivers probe: Go and defend yourself, Wike tells Amaechi

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has reacted to Amaechi's decision not to appear before a panel of Inquiry. The Governor called on Amaechi, to go and defend himself before the judicial commission of inquiry sitting in the state. Gov. Wike said that it was wrong for the former governor to describe the commission as illegal even when the court had ruled that the panel was in order. 

Seyi Shay covers Blanck magazine’s September issue

Music star Seyi Shay is the cover person for the September issue of Blanck digital magazine. Lovely! More below...

Inspector General of Police Cuts Number of Policemen Attached to Governors from 150 to 62

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) is tackling the challenge of inadequate personnel in policing the country by reducing the number of men and officers deployed to each of the state governors from 150 to 62.
According to Inspector General of Police Solomon Arase, the police force needs to quickly beef up its 305,000 personnel, a number he said was insufficient to police the country, especially in the face of current security challenges.

The Entrepreneurs’ Club launches for SMEs & Start-Ups | Friday, September 4th

Are you a start-up owner? An entrepreneur?A tech enthusiast? Kaymu has partnered with Lagos State Chamber of Commerce and Industry to bring to you the Entrepreneurs’ Club holding September 4th 2015 at the LCCI Event and Exhibition Centre Alausa from 9am-3pm with the theme “Empowering The New Generation SME” 

Friday, August 28, 2015

Lagos Reportedly Shuts Down Dozens of Churches Over Noise Pollution

22 churches have been shut down for noisy worship in Lagos state. The head of the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency, Adebola Shabi, who disclosed this yesterday August 27th, said the agency shut down the churches following a series of complaints of disturbance by residents of the area where the churches are located.

Shun corruption or quit, Buhari warns civil servants

President Buhari has warned civil servants to shun corrupt practices or be shown the way out of the civil service. The permanent secretary in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Muhammed Bukar, who spoke with NAN, said President Buhari gave the warning while receiving notes on the activities of the General Services Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).

APC leaders upset as Pres. Buhari appoints more Northerners

There was outrage in the ruling All Progressives Congress party on Thursday over the announcement of new appointments by President Buhari. Leaders of the APC complained that the appointments were mostly in favour of the North and  Northerners.
“The President does not consult before making most of these appointments and I can tell you that Nigerians are going to term the party and the President as a northern party and the President of Northern Nigeria,” a leader of the party said on Tuesday.

NNPC Reduces List of Potential Oil Lifters from 43 to 16

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has reduced the number of companies that will handle the contract of lifting Nigeria’s crude from 43 to 16. The drastic reduction is part of the Corporation’s transformation agenda aimed at keeping its operation small, efficient, transparent and reduction of cost.

Nigerian Ambassador to the US Ade Adefuye Passes Away

Adebowale Ibidapo Adefuye, Nigeria’s ambassador to the United States, has passed away.
According to SaharaReporters, he died at a Washington, DC hospital on Thursday.
The cause of his death is currently unknown.
Reports state that Adefuye was recalled to Nigeria after President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in. He was in the process of handing over to a new ambassador before his sudden death.

Indian TV Exec Arrested for Murder

A prominent Indian TV executive, Indrani Mukerjea was arrested on Wednesday August 26 in Mumbai and accused of murdering Sheena Bora, her daughter from an earlier marriage. Mukerjea, who is the wife of Peter Mukerjea, the former CEO of Star India, is accused of ordering her driver to kill Bora and of disposing of the body three years ago. Mukerjea and the driver were charged with kidnapping, murder and destroying the evidence.

Thai woman sentenced to death after being found guilty of trafficking cocaine in her private parts

30- year-old Chonmanee Laphathanawat from Thai province of Rayong was yesterday August 27th sentenced to death by a High Court after finding her guilty of trafficking in 689.10gm of cocaine in 70 capsules hidden in her anus and her private parts. 

NDLEA arrests another Arik Air staff

An Arik air catering loader, Ikechukwu Chibuzor Oliver (pictured above) has been arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement, NDLEA, for being an accomplice to Chika Egwu, another staff of the airline who was on Monday Aug. 24 arrested at London's Heathrow airport with 20kg of cocaine worth N100 million.

The Weeknd Covers Billboard Magazine’s Fall Music Preview 2015 Issue

Ahead of his upcoming album The Weeknd – real name Abel Tesfaye – is on the cover of Billboard‘s 2015 Fall Music Preview issue were he opens up about being inspired by Michael Jackson, his close relationship with his mother, plus working with Kanye West and Taylor Swift.
For the magazine’s latest issue Ethiopian-Canadian Weeknd was photographed by Miller Mobley.

Fight aganst corruption is not ethnic based - Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says that the anti-corruption fight of this present administration should not be seen as one directed at a particular ethnic group in the country. Osinbajo made said this when some Yoruba traditional rulers paid him a courtesy call at the state House yesterday August 27th.

‘We’ll meet presidential deadline on Boko Haram’ - Defence HQ

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) spokesman, Colonel Rabe Abubakar has assured Nigerians that the military will meet the presidential deadline to stamp out Boko Haram from Nigeria on or before December this year.  He gave the gave the assurance in a meeting with the editorial team of Media Trust Limited, publishers of the Daily Trust newspaper titles at its Abuja head office yesterday August 27th.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Buhari appoints Secretary to the Govt, Chief of Staff, others

Below is a press statement...
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the following appointments:
Engr. Babachir David Lawal – Secretary to the Government of the Federation
Alhaji Abba Kyari – Chief of Staff to the President
Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd.) – Comptroller-General, Nigerian Customs Service
Mr. Kure Martin Abeshi – Comptroller-General, Nigerian Immigration Service
Senator Ita S.J. Enang – SSA to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate)

Economic diversification very high on our agenda - Buhari

Press statement from the presidency
President Muhammadu Buhari said Thursday in Abuja that Nigeria, under his leadership, will work more closely with other countries facing the challenge of falling oil prices to rapidly move away from dependence on crude oil exports for economic survival.

Beat of Lagos Award: Winner gets a plot of land

The much awaited Beat of Lagos 2015 concert has gotten a nod from the Lagos State Government through its Ministry Of Tourism and Inter-Governmental Relations. The concert which was headlined by; P Square and several other A-list artistes at the maiden edition in 2011 have also had several top acts performing on its stage since inception.

Man Dies after Trying to Enter Tanker to Steal Diesel at Petrol Station along Asaba-Onitsha Express Way

A man said to be a tanker conductor, died after attempting to steal diesel from a parked tanker at a  petrol station located along Asaba-Onitsha express way.
According to several online reports, he went inside the tanker with rubber cans but was unsuccessful, as he died in the tanker.
Fire service personnel were called to the scene to cut open a part of the tanker to bring the deceased out.

EFCC begins probe of Amaechi's administration

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has commenced probe on the administration of the immediate past governor of Rivers state, of Rotimi Amaechi. According to a report by ThisDay, the probe comes after a Port Harcourt-based group, The Integrity Group, petitioned EFCC on July 29th, accusing the former governor of corruption, graft and abuse of office while he served as governor. 

Policeman mistakenly shoots self dead in Lagos

A police officer simply identified as Medugwu mistakenly shot himself dead while adjusting a rifle at the Mobile Police Force 20, in the Ikeja area of Lagos on Tuesday August 25th.

According to Punch, Medugwu who was attached to MOPOL 20 and the second-in-command to the armorer, accidentally pulled the trigger while adjusting his rifle when a bullet was fired from it, piercing through his jaw.

Usain Bolt Wins Gold in 200m Race at IAAF World Championships

Usain Bolt has just won his fourth consecutive 200m World title today in Beijing.
Bolt ran the race in 19.55 seconds, Guardian UK reports. American rival, Justin Gatlin finished in second place with a time of 19.74 seconds.
South Africa’s Anaso Jobodwana won the bronze in a national record of 19.87

Horrifying photos from the murder on live TV yesterday...killer leaves suicide not blaming racism for his attack

Adam Ward, the photojournalist shot dead on live TV yesterday morning, alongside TV reporter Alison Parker, may have filmed killer Vester Flanangan as he was fired from their TV station in 2013.

Vester, who shot and killed three people yesterday including himself, worked at WDBJ alongside Adam and Alsion for two years, but was eventually fired due to his poor performance and aggressive behavior. He had to be escorted from the building by police after refusing to leave, an incident which Ward allegedly filmed. After the killing yesterday, Vester released a rambling manifesto-cum-suicide note, in which he blamed racial discrimination, as well as Charleston church killings, for his attack.

Age limit disqualified me from youth corps – Obasanjo

Former president Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, said he would have loved to participate in the National Youth Service Corps, but was disqualified because of his age. Obasanjo who graduated from National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN with a degree in Theology, said;
”Somebody wrote me a letter when he got to know that I have graduated from NOUN, he wanted me to do national youth service, but unfortunately for him there is age limit.”

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

UNILAG releases post UTME results,17,935 successful

University of Lagos has released results of its 2015 Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). According to a statement signed by the institution’s Deputy Registrar, Information, Mr Olagoke Oke, 17, 935 candidates out of the 31,955 that sat for the entrance examination were successful.

Nigerian Man Dies in Malaysia After Selling his Kidney for N6 Million

A 28-year-old Nigerian man named Chukwudi, has died after selling his kidney for N6 million in Malaysia.
An individual said to be a business man told Pulse the news.
The unnamed source said:
“I know many Nigerians will say it is none of my business how others make their money but I want to bring this to the notice of our country people how many of our young men die here in Malaysia in very disturbing circumstances.