Sunday, 31 January 2016
Days after the wife of APC National chieftain, Senator Olufemi Tinubu challenged the 2016 budgetary allocation to the Ministry of Women Affairs and accused the present government of using and dumping women after the election, President Buhari has pledged that his administration will continue to guarantee the economic rights of women by increasing budgetary allocation to projects by Federal Government ministries, agencies and departments specifically targeted at improving the lives of women.
Senate Majority leader, Senator Ali Ndume says he is willing to testify against former National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki and all those indicted in the $2.1billion arms deal at the International Criminal Court, ICC. Ndume said this in an interview with Daily Trust, while applauding the efforts of human rights Lawyer, Femi Falana, who says he will be approaching ICC to try all those indicted in the fraud with charges of War crimes
Boko Haram, was alleged to have burnt some children to death when the militants overran Dalori, a village four kilometres outside Maiduguri, where about 80 residents of the community were killed on Saturday night.The Area Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency in Borno State, Mohammed Kanar, said 86 bodies were picked up in the village on Sunday.
Hospital sources added that no fewer than 70 persons were receiving treatment in hospitals around the area.
As part of preventive measures against possible outbreak of Zika virus, the Federal Government says it has put measures in place to ensure that the virus is not transmitted by mosquitoes in the country.This is coming as the Director General of the World Health Organisation, WHO, Dr. Margaret Chan is convening an International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on Zika virus today in Geneva, Switzerland, to ascertain whether the Zika virus outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.
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Olamide hangs out with Ooni of Ife & Oba Saheed Elegushi
A pretty Agege bread seller walked by the set of TY Bello's photoshoot and like she said, "Magic happened!" Talk about being at the right place at the right time. According to the prolific photographer, everyone thought she is a model but that's not the case. Her appearance on the photo was pure coincidence. TY Bello is determined to find and help her kick start a modelling career.
Tope was a guest on Channels TV's Politics Today. Looks like he wanted to be Chief of Staff to the Governor and he didn't get the position. He made quite alot of accusations. See more of the things he said as tweeted by Channels TV's Kayode Akintemi.... more below;
Singer Davido is giving out 2 million naira to a lucky fan soon... so stay tuned
Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has reportedly employed a special team of trained security personnel to protect him and his wife.
According to a report by Mirror Sport, the former Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Holland coach is so scared of being attacked by angry Manchester United fans that he has employed a 24 hours security team equipped with the latest security gadgets and dogs to protect him and his wife Truce in their expensive Cheshire home. The under fire boss already has guards at games and the training ground.
See photos: You should see some of the tactics used by people in attempt to smuggle illegal items into Saudi Arabia
US rapper Wale posted a photo with Olamide (who performed) on his IG page and one of his fans insulted Olamide’s sandals. Apparently, Olamide was at Toolz wedding this is contrary to reports he wasn’t in attendance.
Here was Wale said in reply:
Here was Wale said in reply:
According to reports, the mad woman sitting and backing the camera in the picture above is said to now have many trolling around her after the number she dishes out came out to be lucky numbers for some people.
Some people have testified that the numbers the woman gave them turned out to be winning numbers. People now rush to her with their bets to help them pick lucky numbers.
Nze Ebubeagu Ekenulo is an activist, a businessman, with interests, in real estate publishing and car hire service. His wife, Hon.Ukachi Amaechi who lost her life in December, 2015 after HIV complications was buried yesterday.
He spoke to ANAYO OHAEKELEM on how Senator Hope Uzodinma allegedly infected his wife, Ukachi Ekenulo aka Ukachi Amaechi a former member of Imo State House of Assembly with HIV. Excerpts:
Tears flowed uncontrollably from parishioners and members of the Adoration Ministry as fiery Enugu Catholic priest and director of the ministry, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, yesterday bowed out of Christ the King Parish, GRA, Enugu, which he presided over as parish priest for 20 years.
The entire Enugu capital city also stood still as over 30 lorries accompanied by thousands of his adoration faithful escorted him in a motorcade to his new parish, Our Lady Parish, Emene, a suburb of the capital city.
“The woman who gave me a substance told me that it was a charm meant to endear my husband to me - Remi Agunbiade
“The woman who gave me a substance told me that it was a charm meant to endear my husband to me. I never knew that what she gave me was acid. All I was trying to do was to keep my husband’s love so that he would not think of leaving me, because I know that my marriage with any other man would not endure because of my barrenness.”
These were that words of Remi Agunbiade (38), a resident of Ita Barika, Foko area of Ibadan, Oyo State, after she was arrested by the policemen from Iyaganku Division over an alleged attempt to kill her husband, one Olawale Shola, by pouring acid on him on January 27, 2016.
Saturday, 30 January 2016
Rihanna released her new album 'Anti' this week, first on Tidal and then on iTunes. And yesterday the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified it with Platinum status...but Billboard magazine refused to recognize the platinum status.
And here's why. As part of a $25million deal with Samsung, Anti became available as a free download on Jay Z's Tidal this week, making it to go platinum instantly...
Angelique Kerber beat Serena 6-4,3-6,6-4 in the final on the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne
Legendary singer Phil Collins, 64, is back with his 3rd former wife, Orianne Cevey, 8 years after he divorced her in one of the most expensive divorce settlements in the UK entertainment world at the time, topping the £24.3m Paul McCartney paid to Heather Mills after their split. He paid Orianne £25m in 2008 in a highly-publicized divorce.
The couple married in 1999 and had two children. They separated in 2006 and officially divorced in 2008 saying they had "grown apart". But Collins has now revealed they are back together and even living together in Miami with their sons, Nicholas, 14, and Matthew, 11.
Obanikoro to EFCC: Stop this media trial, publish names of the directors and signatories to the McNamara account
The immediate past Minister of State, Foreign Affairs and a former Nigerian Ambassador to Ghana, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro has challenged controversial online platform, Sahara Reporters and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to sincerely publish the names of the Directors and signatories to the alleged Silva McNamara Limited account to the public as at when the said money was paid instead of demonising and deceiving Nigerians with vague, contrived and distorted information.
Obanikoro is appalled by the public political persecution embarked upon by these agencies noting that there is nowhere in the world where investigations are being conducted using the pages of the newspapers.
This Jan 2016 is something else. Chris Brown is venting his frustrations over the 2016 Grammy Awards on Twitter. Chris who is nominated in one category this year, seems to be venting on the current state of affairs in the music industry.
"#GRAMMY? This is probably the main reason I love being free to create any kind of music I want. Too many people kiss ass and work less," He said:
"If u turn on ya radio right now I promise within the hour you will hear Chris Brown on damn near half the songs or I've co-written. The awards used to mean something. Now it's about likes, and memes."
New details following David Bowie's death have been revealed. The late rock icon's will, which was filed in court on Friday in Manhattan, allegedly revealed that Bowie has left nearly half of his $100 million estate to his wife Iman, along with the couple's home on Lafayette Street in Manhattan, according to the New York Post's Page Six, who obtained the documents.
Their daughter, Alexandria, gets his Ulster County home in upstate New York, and will split the remaining of Bowie's fortune with his son from a previous relationship, Duncan Jones.
Friday, 29 January 2016
Former Akwa Ibom state governor and Senator, Godswill Akpabio, has asked the Federal government to seize any money in any foreign account that is traced to him. Akpabio said this in a statement he released today through his spokesperson, Anietie Ekong. He released the statement to debunk a newspaper report that he had made a secret attempt to withdraw $7.2 billion from banks in Dubai, United Arab Emirate, through channels in the Central Bank of Nigeria.
He lost $6bn in 1 day but is still the 5th richest in the world + See top 10 richest men in the world
Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos (right) lost $6 billion in one day after his company's share price fell 11 percent but don't cry for him, he still has $49.2 billion even though he slipped from fourth place to fifth on Forbes's rich list.
According to Forbes, he was worth $49.8 billion at 5pm. In the space of 30 minutes he lost $800million, so ended up falling behind Carlos Slim Helu of Mexico, who is now the fourth richest person in the world with a net worth of $49.6 billion.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested one of its operatives, Abdulrahman Mohammed Biu, a Deputy Detective Superintendent for allegedly collecting $150,000 (about N45 million) from seven yet to be named military officers currently under investigation for their involvement in the $2.1 billion arms procurement fraud.
A statement issued by EFCC’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said Abdulrahman collected the money from the indicted military officers with a promise to give them soft landing to escape probe.
Nollywood actress, Chioma Chukwuka, has finally come out to clear the air on her tweet that went viral yesterday. If you missed it. According to her, she wasn’t throwing shade at fellow actresses Uche Jombo, Omoni Oboli, Blessing Egbe, Ufuoma McDermott and producer Emem Isong.
She explained that she meant no harm and was misunderstood by all. She posted a tweet this morning saying what she meant was that you don't necessarily have to be related by blood to be called sisters.
Read her tweets below;
A true mother is one who sacrifices for her children, a caregiver who does whatever it takes to put a smile on the faces of her children. In a world where true motherhood is becoming a rarity, Mrs Godwin is an exception
He is still trending as the song keeps gathering momentum ... stay on it, play and enjoy.Just 3 songz i've been jamming none-stop: 1.Whatsup 2.Whatsup 3.Whatsup by Super Star Calebin ...Yeah! U heard right, same song all the way— Rex Cleanus (@endybaba) January 29, 2016
Click PLAYNow PLAY to feel it & tell me what's up... https://t.co/vQYkkVEp0f— Rex Cleanus (@endybaba) January 29, 2016
Health Minister warns pregnant Nigerian women against traveling to Latin America over outbreak of Zika Virus
The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole has warned pregnant Nigerian women against traveling to Latin America over the recent outbreak of a strange viral disease known as Zika which is transmitted by a certain class of Mosquito. The strange disease causes babies to have abnormally small heads and growth difficulties.
The spokesperson of the Federal Ministry of Health, Boade Akinola, in a statement released today, said that there is no recorded case of the disease in Nigeria.
Robert F. Smith is the CEO and founder of private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. The billionaire was just on the cover of Forbes’ richest Americans issue.
The 52-year-old worked tirelessly to create a $2.5 billion fortune – landing him at No. 268 spot on the list of the richest Americans. Coming in as the second richest African-American after Oprah Winfrey. He’s even created more capital that Michael Jordan!
Lol! See Nigerian police man ooo.... #FunnyDress
A Federal High Court in Abuja has denied the bail application of leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra and director of Biafran Radio, Nnamdi Kanu. Kanu is standing trial for treasonable offences filed against him by the Federal government.
Justice John Tsoho in his ruling today said Kanu should be remanded in prison until his trial, because he was a threat to national security and since he has dual citizenship, could jump bail.
Affiong Williams is the CEO of ReelFruit, a thriving agribusiness company. Her entrepreneurial journey in the agricultural space started in 2012 when she spotted a niche in fruits sector. Affiong tapped into her vision, and has set out to produce a world class fruit snacks and beverages venture. Recently, Forbes Africa made a list of 30 under 30 African entrepreneurs who were described as the billionaires of tomorrow who will create the jobs and wealth that this continent needs and Affiong Williams, Founder of Reel Fruit is on the list!
Actress Ruth Kadiri took to her Instagram page to share her thoughts on the extent she can go to sacrifice for her family. She also has a few words about so-called friends who don't understand the responsibility that comes with this sacrifice.
President Barack Obama weighed in on the Oscar nominations controversy for the first time in an exclusive one-on-one interview with ABC7's David Ono. The President invited Ono to meet in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House on Wednesday. The conversation turned to diversity in the film industry after the second straight year of all-white acting nominations for the Oscars by the Academy.
Super Eagles of Nigeria head coach Sunday Oliseh fresh from being knocked out of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) has revealed that players might reject future call ups to the squad due to their owed salaries. He said some players are already calling him to ask for their entitlements.
The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers is approaching and according to the one time Super Eagles captain, players might snub his calls.