Thursday, 19 December 2013

Actor & Model IK Ogbonna

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DISASTER: 22 Burn To Death, 9 Injured In Kano (PHOTO)

No less than 22 persons were reportedly burnt to death on Wednesday in an auto crash in Takai, the headquarters of Takai Local Government Area of Kano State.   The accident occurred at about 12.30 p.m. It was reported that about 9 others had been injured and taken to the Takai General Hospital.  

The vehicle (an old model of Ford) was said to be carrying about 34 persons including bags of foodstuffs. An eyewitness reported that the vehicle which was coming from Magami Village in Sumaila Local Government Area of the state, somersaulted and went up in flames.   

Reps threaten to withdraw govt funds from banks

The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Banking and Currency, Mr. Jones Onyereri has threatened to withdraw all public sector funds with the Deposit Money Banks.

Owing to the declaration of huge profits by banks as a result of their investment of public sector funds, the said committee had supported the withdrawal of 50 per cent of the government funds from the banks by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Sanusi reverses self on N7.9 trillion missing oil money

Central Bank governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has withdrawn his claim that at least N7.9 trillion oil sales proceeds was diverted or stolen by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) a week after notifying President Goodluck Jonathan of the missing money.

Mr. Sanusi alarmed the nation in a three-page letter to the president complaining of his frustration with the management of the government owned Oil Corporation whom he accused of paying only 24 percent of all oil sales between January 2012 and July 2013, and diverting the balance into unknown accounts.

SHOCKING TRANSFORMATION: See Nigerian Guy Who Transformed From Black To Completely White

Delta state born beautician and skincare expert, Pela Tonye Okiemute who specializes in skin whitening and sales of bleaching product in a recent interview with Encomium says there is no negative effect to it.

Why do you deal in bleaching despite the fact that it has a negative impact on the skin?
The negative impact from bleaching is when you use bad product. Gone are those days when people use bad products like Hydroquine and other forms of chemicals that cause damage to the skin. We use advanced products and herbs which makes our skin look healthy. We have discovered some other products like Gluthatione. They are pills that are medically good and needed for the body, which has its side effect as lightening the skin.

I’m Living Perfectly With My Husband – Actress, Mide Martins Denies Marriage Breakup

Mide in a recent interview with Encomium magazine says the rumor is not true, and she does not know how the rumour started. As a matter of fact she said, she will soon be having a press conference so she could address the rumour properly. border: Her words below;

“He Proposed To Me On Skype” – Kelly Rowland Admits She Is Engaged: Opens Up On How He Proposed

It’s official. Kelly Rowland has announced that she is officially engaged.

During her appearance on The Queen Latifah Show, she confirmed that she truly is engaged to her manager Tim Witherspoon.

Khloe Kardashian seek to retain maiden name as she files for divorce

Khloe Kardashian has filed for divorce from former NBA basketball player Lamar Odom after four years of marriage.The 29-year-old reality television star cited irreconcilable differences in documents filed on Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
The couple’s relationship has been under strain in recent months after Odom, an NBA free agent who does not belong to any team, displayed increasingly erratic behaviour in public.

Iyabo Obasanjo Refuses To Deny Authorship Of Letter To Her Father

Former Senator Iyabo Obasanjo, the first daughter of President Olusegun Obasanjo, has refused to denounce or deny her authorship of a blistering letter in which she characterized her father, among other unflattering epithets, as a liar, hypocrite, manipulator and opportunist. 

Ms. Obasanjo had so far defied pressures from friends and family to state that she was not the writer of the letter or that she did not share the views expressed in it.  

Halima Abubakar Discloses Her Jewelry Collection


Nollywood actress Halima Abubakar has recently disclosed her jewelry collection, confessing that jewelry is her weakness.

Not still bad*

Man Wins $40 Million Lottery Jackpot, Donates Everything To Charity

A Calgary man who won $40-million says he will donate it all to charity. Tom Crist was the winner of the Lotto Max jackpot on May 3, Canada.

The Tom Baker Cancer Centre is the first recipient of winnings from the Calgary lottery player who won $40 million and pledged to give it all away. Tom Crist said he was planning to donate his winnings in honour of his wife, Jan, who died of cancer.

‘I’m retiring man’: Justin Bieber announces that he’s quitting as a singer

In an announcement that no doubt caused rivers of teenage girls’ tears to flow across the world, Justin Bieber, the 19-year-old star has revealed he is taking a step back from the music industry when his new album, Journals, is released next week, and it could be permanent.

Dino Melaye denies beating his wife, accuses her of having ‘boyfriends’

The divorce saga between former House of Representatives member, Dino Melaye and his estranged wife, Tokunbo continues as the former has denied the allegations of abuse levelled against him. Mr. Melaye was said to have repeatedly battered his wife with a letter from her family being tendered as evidence. 

The anti-corruption crusader is said to have responded to the accusations via a letter signed by one Toyin Akande, a lawyer.  Read the letter below:

Bleeding PDP Warns That Defection Of Members Is ‘Betrayal’

PDP chair, Bamanga Tukur
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described Wednesday’s defection of 37 of its members in the House of Representatives, as ‘betrayal,’ warning that those members should know the implication of their actions.

Okonjo-Iweala, Senate disagree over N15bn monthly remittance

The Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and Senate Ad Hoc Committee on SURE-P headed by the Deputy Senate Leader, Abdul Ningi on Tuesday disagreed over the formula used to arrive at the N15bn monthly remittances to the SURE-P.

The committee queried the minister for remitting a flat rate every month to the SURE-P account when proceeds from petroleum sales were not stable from one month to another. Members also faulted the minister’s disbursement of N500bn to the states and local governments, and attributed the development for the reason why the programme failed to meet the yearnings and aspiration of the masses. But Okonjo-Iweala asked the committee to invite specific government agencies that had failed to effectively implement the aspect of the programme, which the members of the public might be complaining about.

Terrible: Suspected cultists shoot dead OOU lecturer


Tragedy struck, yesterday, at the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye, in Ijebu North area of  Ogun State when a lecturer, Dr Segun Onabanjo, was  shot dead by suspected cultists.

Onabanjo who until his death was a senior lecturer at the Department of Sociology in the university, was said to have been killed by the assailants who stormed his residence in Odomolasa area of Ilese-Ijebu and broke into his home at about 1:00 a.m.

Letter To Obasanjo: Iyabo and I Met In Cambridge And She Expressed The Same Sentiments, Chief Segun Osoba Confirms

Iyabo Obasanjo
Former Governor Segun Osoba of Ogun State who is also a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has confirmed that he met Iyabo Obasanjo, the daughter of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, during his trip to the United States in September 2013. Recounting his chance meeting with Ms. Obasanjo , Chief Osoba said he was in the United States for the 73rd anniversary of the Nieman Foundation Fellowship when he ran into Iyabo, a former senator in Nigeria. The former governor told SaharaReporters he was staying at The Charles Hotel in Cambridge when he had a chance encounter with the daughter of the former president who told him her car was parked in the hotel’s basement parking lot.

Miley Cyrus: I Get Embarrassed To Take Pictures So I Stick My Tongue Out

The 21 year old pop star Miley Cyrus in an interview with  Barbara Walters on the reporter's "10 Most Fascinating People of 2013" special has revealed the real reason behind her signature pose.
She says she gets embarrassed in photos (camera-shy) and sticks it out because she doesn't know what else to do.

More photos and video link after the cut...

So touching: Blind man who fell on subway tracks was saved by his guide dog

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Cecil Williams' guide dog Orlando sits besides him during a press conference at St. Luke's Hospital on Tuesday
Cecil Williams who fell into the path of an oncoming train at the 125th St. Station on Tuesday tearfully thanked Orlando his guide dog who stuck by him after the two fell onto the tracks.

Cecil Williams , 61, who had been faced with getting a new guide dog and to part with Orlando because his insurance company won’t cover a nonservice dog, and he can’t afford a pet might have to keep him (Orlando) now. Thanks to two donors who were inspired by the remarkable tale of survival.

The gift of a lifetime was offered by a New Jersey businessman; Andrew Piera, 48, a married father of two and a dog lover who volunteered to pay for all of Orlando’s expenses  for the rest of its life.

More Photos and details after the cut...

The Mother Of A 15 Year Old Teenager Who Was Shot Twice Discovers About Her Son's Death On Facebook.

Shocked Indianapolis mom learns via Facebook that her son is dead after he's shot in broad daylight. Cops believe 15-year-old Anthoney was shot by another teen — as the two were planning a robbery.
Shocked Indianapolis mom learns via Facebook that her son is dead after he's shot in broad daylight. She signed onto Facebook Saturday found herself faced with the heartbreaking news no mother should ever have to endure. On her son's Facebook wall were "RIP" messages and just when she saw a post of someone who wrote "RIP Anthony, I will miss you", then the  phone calls started coming. 

Her 15-year-old son (a star high school football player), Anthony, was killed outside an apartment complex on Saturday afternoon just before 1pm. Police now believe that her son Anthony and a 19-year-old man were attempting a robbery when the older teen fatally shot him twice.

Photo of Aki and Pawpaw On Boat Cruise

Two Nigerian actors and best friends having so much fun...

Two "rich bird" flock together... Hehehe*

What a pose!! BBA host Ik Osakioduwa & Lavinia

 The picture above is a striking pose of Big Brother Africa host Ik Osakioduwa with pretty Lavinia at the Fayrouz fashion event  in Lagos.

I love that pose... *wink*

UNN Students Threaten: “Recall Enejere Now Or We Would Burn Down UNN”


Students of the University of Nigeria on Wednesday protested against the suspension of the university’s Chairman and Pro-Chancellor, Dr. Emeka Enejere, by the Federal Government.

The UNN students divided themselves into 11 groups and marched through the major streets of the Enugu metropolis, displaying various placards.

Some of the placards read, “Recall Enejere now or we would burn down UNN”, and “You gave us a fraudulent man like Salisu Buhari as UNN board member, and you have now sacked a honest man like Enejere”Others read, “FG, stop all these vengeful policies”“It is Enejere or no school”.

FCT administration to shut down 150 illegal private schools

Bala Mohammed, FCT Minister
 During the 2013 Annual Media Briefing of FCT Education Secretariat, the Education Secretary of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Kabir Usman, said the  Abuja administration has concluded arrangements to shut down over 150 substandard private schools operating illegally in the Nigerian capital by January 2014.  It was observed by the Department of Policy and Implementation (DPI) of the secretariat supervising the operations  that most private schools were operating below the expected minimum requirements as some of the schools have secondary school drop-outs as teachers.

FG to phase-out production, use of non-biodegradable plastics

Ministry of Environment on Wednesday, disclosed its plan to phase-out the production and use of non-biodegradable plastics in the country. Plastic waste which has been known to be a major cause of litre in the Nigerian environment, water, pollution, floods and general environmental degradation are clogged by plastic wastes particularly plastic bags and discarded pure water sachets.  Supervising Minister of Environment Arch. Darius Ishaku said “the phase-out programme will be implemented in a gradual, painless and sustainable manner in order not to cause social and economic dislocation.” Ishaku explained that “the increasing use of plastic materials in all facets of our lives with their attendants consequences has been a concern not only to government at all levels but to all Nigerians.”

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Police Parade Wife Of Murdered NPDC Staff, Lover Pastor, Others In Edo

Nineteen suspected criminals including a pastor and wife of one Mr Isonguyo Victor, a Deputy Manager at the Nigeria Petroleum Development (NPDC) Company, who was allegedly murdered penultimate Friday by his wife and her Pastor lover, were paraded yesterday in Benin City by the Edo State Police Command.

Also paraded were kidnappers, child defilers and robbers.

State Commissioner of Police, Foluso Adebanjo, who narrated how Mrs Enebong Victor Isonguyo cleverly planned the murder of her husband with her Pastor lover, Prince Udoka Nkanchukwu, said the suspects confessed to be lovers and plotted the death of the NPDC staff and father of three. 

6 Things You Shouldn’t Say To Single Friends

1. Anything to Do with Online Dating
You may have found the love of your life through online dating, but that doesn’t mean your friend wants to try it. Yes, there are benefits, but you want to stay away from anything that involves this topic. While you think you’re helping, you’re friend sees it that she’s not good enough without someone else in her life. Of course, if she brings it up as a subject, feel free to chat away about it.

Olumide Bakare is ‘hale and hearty’ – ANTP president Jide Kosoko

President of Association of Nigeria Theatre Practitioners, ANTP, has debunked the report currently trending online that veteran actor Olumide Bakare is down with heart-related ailment.
Kosoko has revealed that the that the actor is hale and hearty. According to him, “Olu is not suffering from any life-threatening heart ailment. You can quote me anywhere; I am calling to let you know that Olumide Bakare is hale and hearty".

“He was a little ill but he’s okay now. As I am talking to you, he is in the US on holidays’” Kosoko told NET.

Teebillz apologizes to everyone he has offended, promises to be the best hubby ever

Tunji Balogun, otherwise known as Teebillz who recently got married to Eminado singer, Tiwa Savage has come out to apologise to those he had offended in the last 12 months.

TeeBillz took to his twitter page Wednesday morning to apologise to everyone he has offended this year and promised to remain the best husband and father ever.

The talent Manager was recently in the news for allegedly breaking a popular photographer’s camera at Sound Sultan’s birthday. and was also accused of maltreating his baby mama – mother of his two kids.

See his tweets below:

"Obasanjo should be arrested over letter to Jonathan" – Groups

Olusegun Obasanjo
Groups, Peoples Democratic Party, Reloaded, and Arise Nigeria, yesterday in Abuja asked security agencies to arrest former President, Olusegun Obasanjo over his recent letter to President Goodluck Jonathan.

Both groups recalled that a similar letter to former President, Shehu Shagari was followed by the 1984 Coup d’etat.

INEC Wants 10-Year Ban For Electoral Offenders

INEC Chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega
As the country nears another general election in 2015, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has called on the Senate Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution to enact a clause that would disqualify electoral offenders from contesting any election or holding any party position for a period of 10 years.

The electoral offences to attract similar punishments, according to the commission, include campaign finance breaches and breach of political party finance provisions.

Gridlock: Lagos Gives Tanker Drivers 72 Hours To Vacate Oshodi-Apapa Way

 Tanker drivers who have constituted traffic nuisance on the Oshodi-Apapa expressway have been given 72 hours to vacate the area.
The Lagos State Government, yesterday, announced that within 72 hours, which ends on Friday, December 20, 2013, it would deploy its traffic machinery to the area, particularly, between Mile 2 and Apapa, to ensure sanity and streamline the activities of tanker drivers and articulated vehicles.

Police Arrest Headmaster For Defiling 9-Yr-Old Pupil In Bauchi

A 42-year-old man, Mr James Dantayi, assistant headmaster of Jibril Aminu Primary School, Bauchi is being quizzed by the Bauchi State Police command for allegedly r*ping a nine-year-old pupil of the school.

Confirming the incident in Bauchi yesterday, Police Public Relations Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP, Haruna Mohammed said when the police received the complaint of a r*pe incident in the school, it investigated the matter by visiting the school and the suspect was arrested.

Privatising of Refineries: Oil workers threatens nationwide strike from January 1

Privatising of Refineries: Oil And Gas Workers To Strike In January 2014The country should prepare itself for another round of industrial action, as oil workers say they would embark on a nationwide strike as from January 1, 2014.

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), declared on Tuesday December 17th 2013 that they would commence a total and indefinite strike as from the first week of January, 2014.

“I Did Not Write Any Letter to My Father, Iyabo Obasanjo Speaks Out!

Iyabo Obasanjo
Iyabo Obasanjo has responded to the letter reported to be purportedly written by her (Read it HERE). In her words, she replies;

“I have never seen or heard this sort of fabrication in my entire life! I, IYABO OBASANJO never contemplate writing a letter to my Loving Father. I speak with him almost on daily bases. “Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo is the best father in the world. He gave birth to me, he raise me up and gave me the best of Education. I wouldn’t have achieved whatever I did without my father. IN FACT, WHO AM I WITHOUT MY FATHER?"  “As a father he never disappoints his children in any way, he is a father anybody wish to have. “If President Jonathan want to reply the letter my father wrote him, he should be man enough to reply direct. Why are they trying to make me a scape goat? I know my father very well and I don’t question his judgement, I believe my father wrote his letter in the best interest of the nation. If Mr. President disagree with some of the allegations in the letter, let him be man enough to talk directly to my father, he should stop involving me in an issue I know nothing about" “How can you write a letter to insult my father and claim I, the daughter is the source. If that is how Ijaw people insult their father, I am a Yoruba Woman; we respect our parent in all circumstances. “I IYABO OBASANJO did not write any letter. Nigerians should please take note.“The purported letter is a malicious lies intended to rubbish the good name of my family, when I get to the source of the letter, I will waste no time to take the necessary legal actions". “I love my father and I never disrespect him.”

‘I never formally married my wife’ – Dino Melaye’s lawyer responds to accusations

Leader of the Anti Corruption Network, Dino Melaye has responded to the divorce petition filed and made public by his estranged wife, Tokunbo Fabiyi.

In a statement written and signed by Toyin Akande (Esq), who describer himself as a Family Friend and Lawyer, Melaye claims he never formally married his wife in a court and only did the customary wedding.

Melaye also denies allegations that he beat his wife violently on several occasions, and blames his wife's serial infidelity for the crash of their marriage.

Open letter: ‘Dear daddy, you are also a liar, manipulator and a hypocrite’ – Iyabo Obasanjo writes OBJ (A Must Read)

Iyabo Obasanjo and Chief Olusegun Obasanjo
Barely 3 weeks after sending a fiery letter of criticism to President Goodluck Jonathan, former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has himself come under verbal fire.
Chief Obasanjo has received a letter of his own, and from none other than his daughter, Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello.
In an 11 page letter exclusively obtained by Vanguard, the former senator describes her father as a “liar, manipulator and a  two-faced hypocrite”.

Top 5 highest paid managers in the world

According to the reports, Arsene Wenger is close to agreeing a new three year contract at Arsenal.
The Gunners coach is already one of the top paid coaches in the world, but which five receive the biggest salaries in world football?
Find out below.
Salary figures from Marca and Daily Mail.
Carlo Ancelotti Real Madrid
5. Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid)
€7.5 million per season (approximately £6.3m)

Photos: Dangote, Governors Fashola, Obi, Uduaghan at Access Bank CEO’s send off

The party held for Access Bank CEO, Aigboje Imokhuede was well attended by the high echelon of society in Nigeria.

APGA chairman slams Ngige over N8 billion bribe allegation

victor umeh
Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance Chief Victor Umeh has slammed the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Chris Ngige over an allegation that the Presidency voted $50 million (N8 billion) for the prosecution of the elections by APGA.
Umeh said,  “Who made the allegation? I want you to mention names. I think Dr. Chris Ngige has not been able to come to terms with it. He has busied himself trying to justify why he lost. But clearly, before the election, I had told him that he had no chance in the election. There was this screaming headline in one of the national dailies that ‘APGA will beat Ngige silly, says Umeh’; that was two months to the election.

APC’s call to impeach Jonathan is utter rubbish – Senate

The spokesperson of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe has dismissed calls for the impeachment of President Goodluck Jonathan as “utter rubbish”.
Abaribe spoke with journalists in Abuja on Tuesday on several issues including the Senate’s upcoming meeting with security chiefs on the State of National Security and the plans by the Independent National Electoral Commission to skip elections in some Norrthern states.

APC Blames PDP over Bomb Attack on Rivers Deputy Governor

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The All Progressives Congress has blamed the Peoples Democratic Party for the bomb attack carried out on the office of the Deputy Governor of Rivers State on Tuesday. (If u missed it, read HERE)
The APC made this known after its seventh Interim National Executive Committee regular meeting held yesterday.

Everything you need to know about the Avatar sequels

James Cameron says his vision for his three “Avatar” sequels is to create a family epic in the mold of “The Godfather” that will introduce viewers to new cultures and go underwater on his fictional moon Pandora.
The director announced Monday he will be filming the sequels in New Zealand, where he shot the triple Academy Award-winning original. In an interview with The Associated Press, Cameron also talked about life on a New Zealand farm, where he’s growing walnuts and allowing his children to roam.

Review: Samsung S4 Zoom smartphone-camera

The Samsung S4 Zoom is the company’s second attempt at a smartphone-camera combination that shows improvement despite a few kinks.
A heftier point-and-shoot camera than some of its predecessors, the Samsung S4 Zoom has found a niche in buyers who double as casual photographers, and who want a basic digital camera with their smartphone.
There are smartphone cameras and there are good smartphone cameras. And then there is the Samsung S4 Zoom.
It’s been a year for trying new things on smartphones (see Nokia’s brilliant Lumia 1020, HTC’s super-sexy One and Samsung’s monstrous Mega) and Samsung is at it again with the S4 Zoom. Samsung continues to position itself as a company that’s willing to embrace forward-thinking, unique ideas and they don’t get much more unique than this.

Police kills colleague, orders bottle of Heineken


36 year old corporal, Halidu Shuaibu is being given an orderly room trial over the murder of his colleague, Yeiwa Babangida whom he killed
after a dispute centered on suspected extra-marital affairs with his wife.
Shuaibu stated that his wife confessed to him that she had been having an amorous affair with Babangida and only one of their three children belonged to Shuaibu whilst the rest were fathered by Babangida.
The suspect was said to have flared up on obtaining that information, however he reportedly did not confront his colleague immediately.
He said, “Initially, I did not believe this because Babangida is also married with children, so I kept the information to myself. Babangida and I shared a room in the Tinubu area and I continued to relate with him normally.”
He later confronted Babangida and stated the chronicle of events leading to his demise.
He said, “Babangida cooked a pot of noodles and we ate. After eating, I asked him about the allegation, but he just attacked me all of a sudden. Because he is bigger than me, I had to overpower him, so I picked up a broken bottle and stabbed him in self defence.
“After stabbing him, I went downstairs to inform my neighbours because it was not my intention to kill him.”
Police sources told Punch, “Shuaibu is a liar. Neighbours told us that on the day of the incident, there was a naming ceremony holding downstairs and Shuaibu attended it. He then went back to his room where he killed Babangida.
“Our investigations, as well as a medical report, revealed that the suspect stabbed Babangida 57 times. The suspect also used the base of a standing fan to hit Babangida in the head several times in the head before he gave up the ghost. The suspect claimed there was a fight, but there are little scratches on his body.
“According to eyewitnesses, after killing the deceased, Babangida returned to the naming ceremony downstairs, ordered a bottle of Heineken and shouted, ‘I don kill Babangida for upstairs’.”
Lagos Police spokesperson Ngozi Braide said, “The policeman in question is facing an orderly room trial. At the end of the trial, he may be dismissed.”

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Doctors perform C-section on woman who is not pregnant


Officials in southeastern Brazil say doctors performed a cesarean section on a 37-year-old woman only to discover that she wasn’t pregnant.

Simone Carvalho is a spokeswoman for the Health Department of the coastal city of Cabo Frio. She said Tuesday the woman told doctors at the city’s Woman’s Hospital she was 41 weeks pregnant and in pain.

BREAKING NEWS: Explosion Rocks Rivers Deputy Governor’s Office

The political situation in Rivers State is getting messy by the day as an improvised explosive device was thrown at the Administrative Block of the Office of the Deputy Governor, Tele Ikuru, in the early hours of today, causing a minimal damage to the building.

The Deputy Governor was unhurt in the explosion. There has not been any official statement yet but Mr. Godswill Jumbo, the Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor confirmed that an incident like that happened, adding that he would issue a statement later.