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Wednesday, 30 September 2015

COURT CASE: Judge withdraws from Saraki’s case over online reports

             Senate President, Bukola Saraki
Justice Ahmed Mohammed of a Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday withdrew from the case filed by Saraki against the Code of Conduct Tribunal and the Code of Conduct Bureau.

The court therefore ordered that the case file should be returned to the Chief Judge of the FHC, Justice Ibrahim Auta, for re-assignment.

At the resumed hearing of the case on Wednesday, Justice Mohammed attributed his decision to return the case file to what he described as “negative reports” on the case.

MURDER: Man, 2 others arraigned for stabbing Police officer to death Lagos

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Two teenagers and a 30-year-old man, Seyi Egbonwan, have been charged before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate’s Court in Lagos, for allegedly stabbing a police officer to death with a knife.

Nigerian-PoliceThe two teenagers, Wale Ojupon, 18, and Daniel Emeka, 18, and Egbonwan, were charged on a seven-count offence of stealing, breach of peace, murder, assault and possession of firearms.

According to the charge, the trio conspired, kidnapped and killed one Constable, Abimbola Adesoji, by stabbing him.

POLITICS: Fashola, Amaechi, Ngige, Onu others make Buhari’s ministerial list

Ministerial listAt last, Senate President Bukola Saraki Wednesday received the first twenty – one names of nominees to make President Buhari ministerial list , just as the names would be forwarded in batches.

Ministerial listVanguard gathered that a former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi and his counterpart in Lagos, Babatunde Fashola were among the names forwarded to the senate.

Others in the list are, former governors, Anambra, Chris Ngige; Abia State, Ogbonaya Onu, Ekiti, Kayode Fayemi; a one time APC governorship flag bearer in Taraba, Aisha Alhassan,

POLITICS: PDP zones presidency to the North for 2019 general elections

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Ahead of 2019 presidential election, the national leadership of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has zoned the Presidency to the North, saying it has learned its lessons and would never repeat any such mistake in future.

The party also said it had drawn a roadmap towards the 2019 general election and for future electoral success.

Ministerial List; "Rumour of my name pn the list suffocating" - Dele Momodu

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Publisher of Ovation Magazine, Chief Dele Momodu has dispelled rumours that he is among the nominees in the anticipated ministerial list submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari to the senate on Wednesday.

Momodu made the rebuttal on being nominated as a minister by Buhari on his Twitter page while reacting to one Kelvin Olorode@Olorodey, a commentator on the social network who opined that momodu was interested in becoming a minister :

Mountain of Fire Pastor Batters Wife of 17 Years for Opting Out of Marriage

                           
According to news on social media channels,this MFM Pastor Tunde Tolulope Ajayi (Up right pic) and his embattled wife Yemisi Abiose Ajayi (Up left pic) have been locked in a battle of wits and punches and she says he beat her to a pulp today at Casso area of Alagbado.

RQ607 Blog wishes you HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

No matter what we have passed through individually and collectively as a nation, i believe every Nigerian is proud to be a citizen of this blessed country. It is our Independence Day, 1st of October; Royal Queen wishes you ... Happy New Month and Happy Independence Day Anniversary Celebration......

Keep believing in one Nigerian, Keep believing in your dreams and work for it to be a reality. Nigerian is blessed and Nigerians are blessed people.... PROUDLY NIGERIAN.

Peter P-Square Okoye said you should show off; Do you agree?

                  
Lolz

Former Governor of Bayelsa state, Timipre Sylva wins Bayelsa APC governorship primary

Former Governor of Bayelsa state, Timipre Sylva has won the rescheduled Bayelsa State All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship Election primary held in Yenagoa, the state capital today September 30th. The first party governorship primaries on September 22nd was marred by thugery and violence forcing the leadership of the party to cancel it. A rescheduled primary held today in which Sylva won. He polled a total of 981 votes out of 1147 accredited delegates.

Wow! See hot new photos of Flavour Nabania

Too much hotness from a father of two Flavour Nabania the High-Life music star shared some hot new photos of himself on instagram. More below;

Photos: Protest for the repeal of the antigay law held in London

Some gays and lesbians today staged a protest outside the Nigerian House in London where they demanded that President Buhari repeal the antigay law which was signed into law by his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan in 2014. Popular Nigerian gay pastor, Jide Macaulay shared the protest photos on his Facebook page.

See photo: Limpopo Master, Kcee and his bag of DOLLARS

Nigerian music star, Kcee the Limpopo master shared the photos on instagram...showing off his bag of dollars. Hmmmm! Kcee Kcee Kceee.... how many times did i call you?

Make sure that money is real and if its real you must keep it safe and that means you need bring it to me for safe keeping lol.

Oreo by Iyanya has been added to the Headies 2015 Best RnB Single category

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Ubi Franklin CEO of TripleMG and Iyanya manager had earlier in the day called out the Headies for not nominating Iyanya's hit song Oreo, and a few hours later it was added to the Best R& B category

HILARIOUS! Vic O blast Headies Awards for failing to recognize his works + Nigerians respond on twitter

                          
Lolz.... Vic O is not smiling at all especially when Headies refused to nominate him in any of the music award categories. He blast the Headies award on twitter and the Headies founder Ayo Animashaun... read his rant and some replies from Nigerians on twitter;

UNBELIEVABLE! Jose mourinho head coach of Chelsea football club is currently at Mountain of fire Ministries

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You better believe it lol... yes ooo some one claims that Jose mourinho the special one and head coach of Chelsea football club is currently at Mountain of fire Ministries trying to seek Gods help in saving his club.


Do you believe this story? Ok oya see the photo below;


Olamide and Wizkid leads in this year 2015 Headies awards + See full list

 
The Headies are here again and the organisers have unveiled the nominees of the 10th Headies Awards, 2015. The list comprises 21 categories where the Nigeria's finest compete for the prestigious award.

See full list below.

Femi Fani-Kayode strikes back I have no regrets describing Fulani herdsmen as Tse tse flies

  The Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Chidi Odinkalu, rated his article on Fulani herdsmen as a hate speech Femi Fani-Kayode just  released another statement saying he does not regret describing fulani herdsmen as tsetse flies.

President Buhari to address the nation tomorrow by 7am


President Buhari will make a nationwide broadcast as part of the programme of activities to mark Nigeria’s 55th Independence Anniversary tomorrow October 1st. The broadcast will take place at 7am. 

FINALLY! long awaited Ministerial list arrive - Senate president confirms

 Senate president Bukola saraki  tweeted this and shared photos of receiving the list from Chief of Staff to President Buhari

See photos; Ondo state civil servants begin strike

Yesterday, the Ondo state government announced that they will be paying the 2 months salary owed the workers and reportedly went on air to announce payment of salary arrears.  The workers are now crying foul, saying only July salary was paid as at the time of this report. They started their strike this morning. More photos below;

NHRC Chariman says Femi Fani Kayode article about herdsmen is a hate speech and a crime

The Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Chidi Odinkalu has described as a crime and a hate speech, an article titled "Herdsmen from Hell" which was released yesterday by two time minister, Femi Fani Kayode . In the article, Fani-Kayode described Fulani herdsmen as the east African tsetse fly that suck the life blood out of their hosts wherever they go..

My husband never supported my re-election to the National assembly - Remi Tinubu

The Lawmaker representing Lagos Central Senatorial District, Senator Oluremi Tinubu has revealed that her re-election into the Senate did not get the backing of her husband, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. She made this revelation on Tuesday September 29th during the "Women in Government’ conference organised by the South-West Region of the Department For International Development, DFID in collaboration with the Office of the Deputy Governor of Lagos State.

Borno govt awards scholarship to girls who got orphaned by boko haram activities

Borno State Government yesterday Tuesday sent fifty girls whose parents were killed by Boko Haram on full junior and senior secondary school scholarship ‎at Zaria Academy, in Kaduna State, a famous institution said to have with records of excellence in academics.

Super Eagle player, Aaron Samuel shows off his newly acquired Porsche car

The Super Eagle player shared the photo online and wrote "Branded (Porsche) mylatestbaby".

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Lol! He bust out of jail to be with her even when it got him extra 15 months in prison (photos)

Prisoner Douglas Ward Facebooks night in hotel after walking out of open prison
Douglas Ward, 26, walked out of the notorious North Sea Camp open prison and checked into the Grade II-listed Cley Hall Hotel, in Spalding, Lincolnshire (bottom right), with his wife Eileen, 27 (together left). Ward, who was serving a 64-month sentence for possession of firearms at the time, brazenly absconded the Category D prison over the August bank holiday weekend.

A court heard he was rumbled when a member of staff at the 15-bedroom boutique hotel became suspicious and checked his Facebook page, which listed him as a 'serving prisoner'. He had posted pictures of himself and his wife (centre and top right) consuming the contents of the minibar, which prompted online friends to ask if he had been released from jail. He responded by bragging that he was simply 'out for the day'.

Devastated Jim Carrey Reveals Pain after Girlfriend’s Suicide

                          
A heart broken megastar Jim Carrey has said the death of his girlfriend hit him “with a lightning bolt”.

The 53-year-old Hollywood actor is “shocked and deeply saddened” by the apparent suicide of Cathriona White, 30, who was found dead day days after the couple reportedly split. Cathriona’s lifeless body was discovered at her LA apartment on Monday night after the Irish makeup artist posted a worrying string of messages on her social media accounts in the past week.

Military action alone can’t defeat war on terror- Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari in a statement delivered on Tuesday at the Global Leaders’ Summit on Countering ISIL and Violent Extremism organised by President Barack Obama on the sideline of the 70th United Nations General Assembly in New York said military action alone would never be enough to end terrorism and extremism around the globe.
 
He said good governance, transparency, accountability and rule of law, are some of the best ways to start the process of ridding the world of terrorism. He said while Nigeria acknowledges the efforts by the UN and the international community to tackle ISIS, a lot more needs to be done.
He said:

Graphic Photo: Robbers drown inside canal while escaping with N13,000

                       
Two robbery suspects drowned inside a canal in the Ojota area of Lagos while escaping with a mobile phone and N13,000, snatched from their victim.

According to Punch Metro, the deceased were part of a five-man gang, which had unleashed terror on the Olusosun, Ojota, area, before attacking the male victim, whose name had yet to be given, at about 8pm around the Olusosun dump.

LL Cool J's oldest son arrested for criminal trespassing

26 year old Najee Smith, the son of rapper-actor LL Cool J, was arrested early Tuesday following a fight in a Manhattan restaurant according to several reports.
Smith refused to leave the restaurant Catch in New York's Meatpacking District and started fighting with security guards who then called police.

Porsche responds to wrongful death lawsuit filed by Paul Walker's daughter Meadow

                             
Porsche has responded to Meadow Walker's wrongful death lawsuit, which claimed her father’s tragic death was due to design flaws with the car he was in.

Lawyers for Meadow, 16, claim the Fast and Furious star survived the impact of the crash but suffered horrifically when he was helplessly trapped inside the 2005 Carrera GT when it burst into
flames.

Responding to the claims on Tuesday, Porsche said in a statement:

Man who Stabbed, Removed 74-year-old Dad's Heart Turns Himself In

                              
Nelson Oamen, the 34-year-old accused of stabbing his father, Ehiremen, to death in the Ipaja area of Lagos, has turned himself in to the police. Punch Metro reports that Nelson, who had earlier escaped from the house, reported at the Ipaja Police Division on Thursday. He had been reportedly transferred to the State Department of Criminal Investigation, Yaba, for further investigation.

On Monday, September 21, 2015, the suspect, said to be a drug addict, allegedly stabbed his 74-year-old father, an indigene of Edo State, to death in their apartment in Block 272, Abesan Estate, in the Ipaja area.

Driver crushes friend after sharing ogogoro in Benin

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Tragedy struck in Benin City on Monday, as a driver attached to a private firm in Edo State, crushed his friend, Pa Egbe Eghobawaye,  to death, after sharing a local gin, popularly known as Ogogoro, together.

The tragedy started when the driver was said to have visited Pa Eghobawaye, who was the Odionwere (oldest man) of Nekpenekpen Street, off First East Circular road in Benin City, and requested for the local gin from the wife of the deceased, who deals in the local gin.

After sharing the Ogogoro with Pa Eghobawaye, said to be in his 80s, he decided to go back to his office, but lost control of the vehicle and crushed his friend to death, to the surprise of residents of the area.

HEALTH: Lists of best foods for your heart

                                  Avocado

Oatmeal

Start your day with a steaming bowl of oats, which are full of omega-3 fatty acids, folate, and potassium. This fibre-rich superfood can lower levels of LDL (or bad) cholesterol and help keep arteries clear.

Opt for coarse or steel-cut oats over instant varieties—which contain more fiber—and top your bowl off with a banana for another four grammes of fibre.

I will be petroleum minister, says Buhari

                              President Muhammadu Buhari
 As the nation awaits President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial list, the President on Tuesday said he would head the Ministry of Petroleum Resources.

Buhari dropped the hint in one of the interviews he granted one of the foreign media in his hotel shortly before departing New York.

Oliseh names 19 for CHAN qualifying fixture

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Super Eagles’ Head Coach, Sunday Oliseh, has released a list of 19 home–based professionals who will start a camp in Port Harcourt on Monday, ahead of a 4th African Nations Championship final
 qualifying fixture against Burkina Faso next month.
Top joint-scorer in the on-going Nigeria Professional Football League season, Tunde Adeniji, is joined by Warri Wolves’ ace Gbolahan Salami, Solomon Kwambe, Idris Aloma, Usman Mohammed, Ezekiel Bassey and Bature Yaro.

Afenifere condemns Falae's kidnap, calls for ban on activities of Fulani herdsmen in Yoruba land

Following the kidnap of former presidential candidate Olu Falae by suspected fulani herdsmen in Ondo state last week Monday, leaders of Pan Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, have called for a ban to be placed on the activities of Fulani herdsmen in Yoruba land.

The group also condemned the kidnapping of the 77 year old elder statesman. They made their position known after an emergency meeting in Akure, Ondo state yesterday September 28th. Speaking through its Spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, the group said;

Why I married 18 year old Adamawa princess - Emir of Kano

Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II has responded to criticisms following his marriage to 18 year old Sa'adatu Barkindo-Musdafa last week. In a private email sent to select people which has leaked to many social media platforms, he explained why he decided to marry Sa'adatu. Read below
"I am sure NC members all have their views and have kept quiet out of (appropriate) deference to our right to make our individual choice. Obviously I do not need to explain anything to anyone in a purely personal matter but a few points are worthy of note:
1. The lady in question is 18 and thererfore legally of age to marry under all laws and certainly inder Muslim law

Screening of ministers will not be business as usual - Dino Melaye

The Chairman of the Senate Ad-hoc committee on Publicity, Senator Dino Melaye says the screening of ministerial nominees will not be business as usual. Speaking with journalist at the end of today's plenary, Dino said - "In our screening of ministers, it will not be business as usual. The era of take a bow and go are over. The right people will be made ministers without any political or religious affiliation"he said

Hajj stampede survivor say Saudi Arabia paramedics favoured white victims over Africans

One of the survivors from the recent stampede in Saudi Arabia, an indigene of Osun State, resident in Warri, Delta State revealed that paramedics ignored African pilgrims and concentrated on rescuing white and Caucasian victims which resulted in a high casualty rate among Africans. He said he was stuck in the midst of dead bodies for more than two hours and there was no help from paramedics, who favoured whites over blacks.

Nursing students rape 6-yr-old pupil in Edo

SIX-YEAR-OLD  Miss Sharon Eghobamien, a pupil of Eriya Group of Schools, Ihogbe, Benin-City, Edo State, was playing in her mother’s shop when three randy male students of the School of Nursing, Benin, swooped on her, whisked her  away to a hideout where they defiled her.

Woman narrates How her husband pushed her into having sex with other men

                         http://www.vanguardngr.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/love1.gifDear Bunmi,

I’ve been married to my husband for over 20 years and we have four lovely children. He’s always had series of affairs that I’ve lost count. I’ve stopped talking to him about them and when friends did, he told them smugly that he must be doing something right or I would have left.

DJ Xclusive to wed this weekend

 
Popular Lagos DJ, Rotimi Alakija aka DJ Xclusive will be getting married to his fiancee Tinuke Ogundero this week. Their traditional wedding will hold on Thursday October 1st while their church wedding will hold on Saturday October 3rd. The couple got engaged in July 2014. Congrats 

OMG! Brazilian football referee pulls gun on the pitch after quarrel over red card (photos)


 A Brazilian football referee did something that most people have never seen before. He pulled a gun on the pitch during a dispute with players. Gabriel Murta was kicked and slapped by players from during a match over the weekend, after he gave a player a red card.

Wow! Adorable photo of Muhammadu Sanusi's 18 year old bride, Sa’adatu Barkindo-Musdafa



  So nice. Credit: Maigaskiya Photography.

The herdsmen from hell, by Fani Kayode

                               FEMI FANI KAYODE
Throughout history it has been the inaction of those who could have acted, the indifference of those who should have known better and the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most that has made it possible for evil to triumph – His Royal Majesty Haile Selassie 1, Emperor of Ethiopia.

IF there was ever a time to remember the words of Haile Selassie and speak out against evil this is it. With the abduction of the elder statesman and June 12 struggle hero, Chief Olu Falae, from his home by a group of Fulani herdsmen in south western Nigeria it is time for us to seriously consider the expulsion of all Fulani herdsmen from the southern part of our country.

We thank God and commend the efforts of the Inspector-General of the Nigerian police that Chief Falae was returned home safely after a harrowing three days. Given his status in Yoruba land, had this not been so there would have been cataclysmic consequences for the unity of our country.

It is because we wish to avoid such a scenario that it is important that we get these marauders and vandals out of our territory as quickly as possible. This is especially so given the fact that, by Falae’s testimony, it is clear that the Fulani herdsmen that abducted him were working hand in hand with Boko Haram.

These herdsmen have become the pests of our nation. They are like the East African tse-tse fly: wherever they go they suck the life blood out of their hosts and, like the locust, they destroy everything in their path. They are like leeches: they indulge in a parasitic mode of nutrition and they suck the blood of the carcass until their victim is left for dead.

Like the Arab Janjaweed, they are only known for the most hideous of things. This includes terror, intimidation, theft, murder, rape, abduction, mutilation, the violation of the rights of others, the destruction of the land and crops of farmers and the destruction of property.

Anyone that doubts this should ask the people of the north central zone what they have been suffering in the hands of these vagabonds and vagrants for the last 50 years. This is especially so in Plateau, Benue, Niger, Kwara, Nassarawa, Taraba and Adamawa states.

Yet up until 20 years ago this was essentially a northern problem and it did not affect the south. Sadly that has changed. It has now become a national plague that knows no boundaries and whose poison threatens to consume us all. In the last few years the Fulani herdsmen have attacked, ravaged and pillaged many rural communities south of the River Niger and they have slaughtered and raped thousands of innocent people in the South-South, the South-East and the South-Western zones of our country.
We recall how, after a violent clash between them and some Yoruba farmers in Oyo State in 2000, General Buhari (as he then was) led a strong delegation of northern leaders to see the late Governor of Oyo State, Governor Lam Adesina. On arrival Buhari put the following question to him: “why are your people killing my people?” This was a classic case of a Freudian slip. The Bible says ”out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks”. The general had spoken his mind.

Governor Adesina was shocked with disbelief and he responded by telling Buhari that he was rather surprised that a former Head of State would refer to one ethnic group as “his” people whilst referring to another as someone else’s. He said that this was especially so given the fact that people were killed on both sides of the divide in what was a sad and unfortunate conflict.

The insensitivity of Buhari to the Yoruba farmers and their plight in the hands of the Fulani raiders was noted from that moment on. Ever since that conversation took place the lines have been drawn and the South West has been on alert.

The abduction of Falae may well have brought things to a head because today virtually every self-respecting Yoruba man is calling for strong resistance to these alien cattle-rearers whose criminal activities have led to nothing but blood, tears and carnage. If the government refuses to stop them then it is very clear that some communities may end up doing so themselves.

Yet there is an even more sinister dimension to this problem than most people care to admit. That dimension is best illustrated by the following question. Can there be any truth in the assertion that the Fulani herdsmen are nothing less than the vanguard and covert armed wing of the Fulani ruling class which has managed to infiltrate the south under the ingenious guise of selling cows?

Are they sleeper cells of a much bigger army and a much wider cause? Are they, as Falae has suggested, working hand in hand with Boko Haram? If a major conflict were to arise would those sleeper cells be activated and would they commence the wholesale slaughter of the indigenous population in their host states? As painful as it may appear these are questions that we must ask.

The fact that the herdsmen demanded for a 100 million naira ransom from Falae speaks volumes. The question is this: what do mere cattle-rearers want with 100 million naira? Even more instructive is the fact that when they were offered two million naira they responded by saying that that amount would not be enough for Boko Haram.

Given all this, it is clear to me that we must begin to look at the wider picture. We must accept the ugly reality that there may be more to all this than meets the eye. This is especially so given the fact that up until the time of writing this piece not one of Falae’s captors has been apprehended by the police and they seem to have vanished into thin air.

One wonders what transpired. Were they granted amnesty or are they ghosts? Can there be any truth in the suggestion that there was some kind of official collusion in the abduction? Was it an attempt to put Falae, and by extension the Yoruba, in their place for vigorously supporting the idea of a national conference?

Is it an attempt to intimidate those from the South West that opposed President Buhari in the 2015 presidential elections? If so it will not work. Afenifere, the leading socio-cultural group of the South West of which Falae is a leading member, and the Yoruba people generally have a way of rising to the occasion when they are threatened, cheated or persecuted.

History proves that. Worthy of note are the words of Dr. Frederick Fasheun and Otunba Gani Adams, both leaders of the Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) in this matter. Only the unwise would ignore their counsel.

The question is this: who is pulling the strings from behind the scenes and who is attempting to test our resolve and test the waters? Whatever the answer to these questions are one thing remains clear. The days of killing people with impunity and stripping them of their lands and possessions are long over.

The Fulani herdsmen may well believe that they have one of their own in the Villa today but that does not mean that they will get away with their murderous ways or their sheer impunity. It is most unwise for them to continue to test the resolve of the people of the south in this way.

I say this because collectively southerners are slow to anger but irresistible in battle. When pushed to the wall they often indulge in what Dr. Amanze Obi, the respected columnist for Nigeria’s Sun newspaper, once described as ”southern fury”.

Permit me to conclude this intervention with an interesting and relevant contribution from the famous British historian, writer and educationalist Dr. T.R. Batten. He wrote: “The Fulani were at their most influential in Gobir.Then a dispute broke out between their Imam, Usman Dan Fodio and Sarkin Gobir Yunfa.

The Fulani rallied behind their leader who encouraged him to defy their Hausa Chief. He began a jihad and fighting broke out. Thus the Fulani seized the country by force against the will of those who lived there. The enmity had nothing to do with religion for among those who fought (against the Fulani) were many Muslims. It was about the Fulani’s wish to seize power from the Hausas.”

It follows that the herdsman and those that they represent conquer by infiltration, assimilation and guile. Those that doubt this should find out what became of the ancient Hausa kingdoms. May God deliver us from the vagabonds and vagrants in our midst.

Written by Femi Fani Kayode