Sunday, 12 April 2015

PDP defectors should not expect automatic appointment in my govt - Buhari

Addressing newsmen after casting his vote at his polling unit in Daura Katsina state yesterday April 11th, President-elect Gen Buhari is quoted as saying by Tribune that PDP defectors should not expect automatic appointment as ministers in his government.
"I have no fears of PDP defectors. The people who are defecting will only have influence in their constituencies. Since their constituencies are now controlled by the APC, their influence is, therefore, limited. I hope the people that are defecting will accept the fact that they are joining the people who succeeded. So, I don’t think they will just come and say they want to be ministers next month, simply because they were ministers before.” he said

Photos: Asari Dokubo and MASSOB leader hold private meeting

Ex-Niger Delta militant, Asari Dokubo had a private meeting with the leader of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Ralph Uwazurike at Buguma Toru LGA of Rivers State recently. Purpose of their meeting was not disclosed.

Friday, 10 April 2015

Photo: People wait outside Tinubu's home in Ikoyi yesterday

People seen waiting outside Asiwaju Bola Tinubu's house on Bourdillon, Ikoyi this afternoon

GET IN HERE! See Olusegun Obasanjo On Selfie Moment With Selfie Stick | PHOTO

Former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo rolled out a photo of himself capturing some selfies with selfie stick.
You never thought baba could be this interested in selfie right?

Our response to Lai Mohammed's latest attack on Pres. Jonathan - Reuben Abati

Transcript response to Lai Mohammed's statement on president Jonathan's visit to Lagos on Thursday April 9th as articulated by ​Reuben Abati in an interview with State House Correspondents.
Lai Muhammed is wrong to say that the President came to Lagos to rig the Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly elections scheduled for Saturday, April 11. He is of course lying as usual. And rude. President Jonathan visited Lagos. He arrived on Thursday and lefton Friday. People visited him. So what? Anytime the President is in Lagos or any part of the country, a lot of people come to pay homage to him. Nothing unusual happened during his last visit to Lagos. Senator Musiliu Obanikoro's visit to the President in Lagos is not something that anybody should use to play politics. Koro is a Minister of the Federal Republic. He came to see his boss.

Prison guards resign after pic of beaten up inmate dragged around like a dog goes viral

Two Georgia prison guards resigned yesterday after this photo of a beaten teenage inmate with a leash around his neck was posted on Facebook last week. The photo was posted from the prison by one of the inmates with a contraband cellphone

Via NBC News
Authorities also said two prisoners involved in the March 27 incident were transferred out of the Al Burruss Correctional Training Center and the victim, Cortez Berry, is now in protective custody at another state prison. The Department of Corrections did not disclose the officers’ names or say whether they faced discipline before resigning.

I am not in Rivers state to rig the governorship election - Patience Jonathan

First Lady Mrs Patience Jonathan has refuted claims by Governor Rotimi Amaechi that she is in Rivers state to strategize on how to use the Resident Electoral Commission and the security apparatus in the state to rig the governorship election in favor of Mr Nyesom Wike, the state PDP governorship candidate. The First Lady, who arrived Rivers state on Wednesday April 8th, has refuted allegations by Amaechi in a statement released by Director of Information in her office, Ihuoma Priscilla today April 10th. See it after the cut...

FFK comes for APC for alleging GEJ was working to rig Lagos Gov polls

Femi Fani-Kayode has released a statement calling out APC for alleging that President Jonathan was in Lagos to rig the state governorship election in favor of PDP's Jimi Agbaje. The statement below..
"It is not true that the President has any rigging plan for Lagos and neither do we need any such plan because our party is very strong there. The problem that the APC has and the reason that they make such asinine and stupid allegations is because they actually believe that they own Lagos State and all those that live there. They are now in a state of panic because for the first time in 16 years, they are facing a formidable challenge and they know that Jimi Agbaje of the

'The Oba’s Words Matter' - Chimamanda Adichie's response to Oba of Lagos

A response to the Oba of Lagos over his threat to Igbos from award winning writer, Chimamanda Adichie. Chimamanda says the Oba’s words are quite disturbing. Read below...
A few days ago, the Oba of Lagos threatened Igbo leaders. If they did not vote for his governorship candidate in Lagos, he said, they would be thrown into the lagoon. His entire speech was a flagrant performance of disregard. His words said, in effect: I think so little of you that I don’t have to cajole you but will just threaten you and, by the way, your safety in Lagos is not assured, it is negotiable.

Kanye West compares his ego to an umovable table in his home

The analogy is funny...and deep! Speaking with New York Times' T magazine, Kanye compared his big ego with a table he hated that was in his home and credits Kim and his daughter for taming his arrogance. He said;
"I feel like now I have an amazing wife, a super-smart child and the opportunity to create in two major fields. Before I had those outlets, my ego was all I had.'
"I have this table in my new house. They put this table in without asking. It was some weird Nouveau riche marble table, and I hated it. But it was literally so heavy that it took a crane to move it. We would try to set up different things around it, but it never really worked. I realized that table was my ego. No matter what you put around it, under it, no matter who photographed it, the douchebaggery would always come through.' 

INEC postpones election in 8 constituencies in Bayelsa state

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has postponed tomorrow's elections in eight constituencies in Bayelsa state to next week Saturday, April 18th

According to the states Resident Electoral Commissioner, Baritor Kpagih, the postponement was due to insufficient supply of sensitive and non sensitive materials from INEC headquarters in Abuja.

Angry Presidency blasts APC for accusing Jonathan of plotting Lagos rigging

The Presidency has reacted angrily to an allegation by the All Progressives Congress that President Goodluck Jonathan’s visit to Lagos on Thursday was part of a plot to rig Saturday’s gubernatorial election in the state.
The APC’s spokesperson, Lai Muhammed, had on Friday said that Mr. Jonathan visited the nation’s commercial capital to fashion ways of rigging the election in favour of candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party.
But in a swift reaction, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Public Affairs, Reuben Abati, said the allegation was wrong.

Rivers, Imo, Benue, Ekiti prone to electoral violence- Chidi Ondinkalu

According to Mr. Odinkalu, a few states might erupt in violence regardless of the outcome of election due to militia violence within the Niger Delta and circulation of small arms in other parts of the country.
Speaking in Lagos Thursday afternoon, the NHRC chair said: “There are still challenges in reference to violence and also hate campaign. We now have hate in localise context some of which are pretty intense and during the presidential election, we identified a few cases and in no particular order, we have Lagos state, Rivers state and Kaduna.

Pastor Chris Reveals: Why his Wife Is Divorcing Him

Head Pastor Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, finally open up on the divorce suit filed against him by his wife, Read Below;

According to Daily Post, Oyakhilome described the allegations leveled against him as “crazy” and “stupid” and urged his church members to pray for his estranged wife while speaking on Sunday evening during the monthly global communion service of the church.

Pastor Oyakhilome, who appeared disturbed during his first few minutes on stage, acknowledged that divorce is un-Biblical but suggested he could consider the option should his wife insist on it.

“I heard that some media houses – especially in Nigeria, are writing some things against me. All sorts of frivolous charges, that’s crazy.

Kidnapped Orekoya boys: Nanny demands N15million ransom

23 year old Mary Akinloye, the nanny who kidnapped the Orekoya boys on Tuesday April 7th from their home has reached out to the family of the kidnapped boys demanding a N15 million ransom for their release. A friend of the family who spoke with Punch said the nanny called and demanded for N15 million before the boys can be released.
Meanwhile, Lagos state Police spokesperson, Kenneth Nwosu says further investigation into the matter is ongoing. He said there are things the police know but cannot reveal now so as not to break the line of communication with the kidnappers. He said what is important right now is that the boys are returned hale and hearty.

Nigerian gay pastor, Jide Macaulay writes letter to Homophobes using bible quotes

Openly gay Nigerian pastor, Jide Macaulay wrote an interesting letter to homophobes on Facebook this morning. Read below...:-)
Far too many people play God and dehumanize Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Trans, and Intersex people throughout the world, in every culture, race, background etc.
The discrimination is so bad that it leaves many LGBTI people wondering and asking questions. This letter to Homophobes is being reproduced to answer many questions people have asked me.
Both heterosexuals and homosexual people, People of all faith have claimed that homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22 and cannot be condoned under any circumstance. 

Photo: Oba of Lagos meets Ohaneze Ndigbo leaders

The Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu met with the leaders of Ohaneze Ndigbo group led by Chief Ralph Obioha, chairman of the Caretaker Committee, to resolve issues bordering on the threat he made to the Igbos resident in Lagos concerning tomorrow's governorship election and his demand that they vote for his chosen candidate, APC's Akinwunmi Ambode, or be ready to swim in the lagoon...:-)

Photo of Warri Billionaire, Ayiri Emami campaigning for APC

Warri billionaire Ayiri Emami who used to be a diehard member of PDP in Delta state defected to the APC a few days ago. His defection came as a surprise to many people. This is someone who followed GEJ to campaign in many states and now he's 'Sai Buharing'.

20 killed in fresh attacks by Borno Haram in Borno

20 people have been reported killed after suspected Boko Haram members stormed Dile village near Askira Uba in Borno state at about 2am yesterday April 9th. Residents of the village said the sect members, dressed with turbans on their heads and in quasi-military uniform, arrived their village chanting Allahu Akbar, meaning Allah is Great followed by sporadic shooting and burning of houses.

Kylie Jenner shares animated pic of herself and Tyga

17 year old Kylie Jenner flaunting her relationship with a 26 year old rapper. *sigh*. She shared the pic on instagram...

Graphic photo: Influential area boy in Oshodi murdered

An influential thug in Oshodi popularly called Baba Esi was allegedly murdered yesterday morning April 9th. He was reportedly a foot soldier used for PDP Campaigns during the presidential elections. However, after the loss of PDP, he decamped to APC and his goons felt betrayed and came for him. At least that's the story they're telling on social media. 

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Jay Z shares video from his wedding to Beyonce to celebrate 7th wedding anniversary

Screenshots from the snippet of their wedding video Jay Z posted on instagram today to celebrate his 7th wedding anniversary to Queen Bey. Her dress is a dream.

Former Deputy speaker, Chibudum Nwuche dumps PDP for APC

These politicians aren't loyal at all. Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Reps, Chibudum Nwuche has defected to APC from PDP. Nwuche, who was a founding member of PDP announced his defection today April 9th.

Era of winning elections by hook or crook is over - Prof. Jega

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega says the era of politicians winning elections by hook or crook is over. Professor Jega stated this while addressing all Benue governorship candidates in Makurdi the Benue state capital today April 9th. Professor restated the commissions commitment to conduct a free and fair election come Saturday April 11th.

April 11 election: Police restricts movement from 8am-5pm

Find the Police press statement below...
In a bid to further ensure safety and security in the forthcoming Gubernatorial and State Houses of Assembly elections holding on Saturday, April 11, 2015, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba CFR, NPM, NPOM, mni has ordered a restriction of vehicular movement in all the thirty-six (36) States of the Federation from 8am to 5pm on Saturday, April 11, 2015 only.
This restriction excludes vehicles on essential duty such as Fire Service, Ambulances and vehicles used by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and law enforcement/security agencies.
There is no restriction of vehicular movement in the Federal Capital Territory as there is no election taking place there on the said date.

INEC releases statement ahead of Saturday's elections

Press statement from INEC ahead of Saturday Gubernatorial elections..
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has received reports that some political leaders are asking members of the public to disregard its stated resolve to use Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and Smart Card Readers (SCRs) for the April 11, 2015Governorship and State Assembly elections.

A particular state governor in the North Central geo-political zone is reported to have assured voters in the state that they could come out to vote on Election Day with Temporary Voter Cards (TVCs) if they do not have the PVC, and that INEC will not be allowed to insist on the use of SCRs for voter accreditation.

Uche Pedro of Bella Naija welcomes twins

Uche Pedro, the founder of Nigeria's top entertainment and lifestyle website, Bella Naija, has welcomed twins. Bella Naija instagram page confirmed the news a few minutes ago. The young couple got married in June 2012. Big congrats to them.

Wizkid’s New Manager, Sunday Are Poses With Chris Brown | PHOTOS

Shortly after Wizkid unveiled one of the oldest artiste managers, Sunday Are as his new manager, he rolled out a photo of himself and Chris Brown which mean he’s together Wizkid in South Africa where they metChris Brown.
Over the years, Wizkid has been without a manager, however his story has changed as he has hired the most respected artiste manager in Nigeria and CEO of List Entertainment, Sunday Are as his new manager.

Photos: Actress Rachael Okonkwo scrapes off her hair

The actress showed off her newly scrapped bald head on her instagram page. Probably for a movie role.

Nigeria has lost the one brought to us to set a solid foundation for greatness - Ibinabo

AGN president, Ibinabo Fiberesima Egbuka, who believed and campaigned tirelessly for GEJ says Nigeria has lost 'the one who was brought to us to get a solid foundation for greatness. 
“He is a very good man. Nigeria has just lost the one who was brought to us to set a solid foundation for greatness. The reactionary forces overwhelmed him especially from within. My friend and brother 'GEJ’ is a good man. It is well with him.
We fought a good fight. Thanks to all of you who believed in him. It was not a wasted confidence. He has more to give to the world. Once again I say thank you. Congratulations Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and the APC. Nigeria belongs to us all. Let us love her.” she said

9ice: Singer Is The New Special Adviser To Oyo State Governor

9ice’s Political hustle has finally paid off, the singer who didn’t make it through the APC primaries has been appointed as the ‘Special Adviser’ to Oyo State Governor, Ajimobi.
Abolore Akande profoundly called 9ice lost a seat at the Oyo State house of representatives to Prince Akeem Oyewunmi, son of the Soun of Ogbomoso and now has a seat beside Governor Ajimobi as special adviser.
9ice recently released a video to his 2011 single, ‘Life is Beautiful’ featuring legendary 2Fcae Idibia and the singer is also ready to drop another music video titled ‘Pace Setter’ which featured Vector. However, is9ice’s new appointment going to stop him from doing music?

Fayose's Impeachment: Ekiti House of Assembly Directs Chief Judge To Set up Panel

The impeachment proceedings against Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State moved one step forward today with a resolution by the House of Assembly, under the leadership of Speaker Wale Omirin to authorize the Chief Judge to set up an impeachment panel to look into the allegations of gross misconduct against the governor.
The resolution, obtained exclusively by SaharaReporters, was signed by the speaker and two other members of the "G19", the 19 majority members of the All Progressives Congress who want the two-time governor removed from office. 

Flavour shares an interesting photo on instagram

Biko now, Flavour shares an interesting photo on instagram

Chief Imam of Ibadanland, Sheikh Baosari Suara Haruna, dies at 93

The death has been announced of Sheikh Baosari Suara Haruna III, the Chief Imam of Ibadan land. Alhaji Ishaq Sanni, Chairman, Muslim Community of Oyo State confirmed the death of the Islamic scholar to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday morning in Ibadan.

Sanni explained that the deceased died after a brief illness in Ibadan at the age of 93. He said that until his death, the cleric was the President-General, League of Imams and Alfas in South West, including Edo and Delta states. According to him, the remains of Haruna would be buried in his Agbeni residence, Ibadan, at 3 p.m. after Janazah prayers at Oja’ba Central Mosque, Ibadan, on Thursday (April 9). The late scholar was turbaned as the Chief Imam of Ibadan land in 1995. (NAN)

Wike can betray his mother for money, he is a thug - Gov Amaechi

Governor Rotimi Amaechi says the PDP Governorship candidate in Rivers state, Nyesom Wike is a thug that can betray anyone, even his own mother, for money. Amaechi said this while campaigning for the state's APC candidate Dakuku Peterside in Port Harcourt today April 9th.
"Nyesom Wike loves and worships money; he can betray his mother for money – nothing more, nothing less. PDP is afraid to come out for an election; they are used to writing results and the era of writing results is coming to an end. How can you see a man like a tout like Nyesom Wike and you will allow him to address you?
Be assured that no matter how many criminals Nyesom Wike brings out, no matter how many militants he brings out, if we hold our vote and vote rightly, we will defeat him. Wike is in a fight for immunity and by God’s grace he will not get immunity because he has to answer for all the death in Omofro. Who killed the people they killed in Omofro? Who killed the two persons in my local government area on Saturday March 28?” he said

Teachers Will Get Free Tertiary Education – Prof. Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President-elect, Professor Yemi Osinbajo yesterday said teachers in the country’s public schools will get free tertiary education when the next administration is sworn in on May 29, this year.
Osinbajo disclosed this during a consultative meeting with Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State and members of Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT in Ikeja.
The vice president-elect lamented that “one of the basic problems confronting education in the country was lack of training for teachers especially those in the public schools.”
He noted that continuous education for teachers is one of the core programmes of the next administration.

IGP redeploys Senior Officers for election duty

In addition to the deployment of six Deputy Inspector-General of Police to coordinate Police activities in the six geo-political zones, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, CFR, NPOM, NPM, mnihas deployed Assistant Inspectors-General of Police to supervise the April 11th 2015 gubernatorial elections in the following states listed against their names: See it after the cut...

Photos: Man pours acid on his girlfriend after his pastor told him she was behind his illness

22-year-old Ghanaian lady identified as Anita Otema (pictured above) has lost her left eye and parts of her body badly disfigured after her ex-boyfriend attacked her with acid at her Abeka Lapaz residence in Ghana following his pastor's revelation that she was behind his constant ill-health.

Narrating what happened to Ghana's Joyfm, Anita said her 28 year old ex-boyfriend Kwabena Fosu popularly known as Abodeman attacked her in the night at their home with the corrosive substance after his pastor accused her of being behind his recurring ill-health and told him she (Anita) was making money spiritually through his illnesses.

Abia state APGA faction dumps ex Diamond Bank MD Alex Otti as gov candidate, adopts PDP’s Ikpeazu

Barely two days to the governorship elections, a faction of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, in Abia state have dumped the party's Governorship candidate and former MD of Diamond Bank, Dr Alex Otti & adopted the state PDP candidate Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu as a consensus candidate.

At a press conference in Umuahia yesterday April 8th, the leader of the faction, Onapuruagu Prince Ukaegbu said Dr. Alex Otti (pictured) 'is not the governorship candidate of APGA in the state having obtained APGA expression of interest and nomination forms before purportedly becoming a ‘member’ of APGA”.

Beyonce and Jay Z fighting over his secret phone to call Rihanna?

Sources claim Beyonce is livid that Jay Z has a secret phone to call Rihanna for their business calls 

From The Mirror
Beyonce is reportedly fuming at Jay-Z for having a secret phone to call his protégée Rihanna. Beyonce is said to have been rowing with her husband over the singer after she discovered the mobile which is reportedly for business purposes.
A source told Grazia magazine: "Jay has several phones, one of which he keeps reserved for Rihanna, supposedly to discuss business interests.
"It's obvious when she calls because he'll interrupt meetings, even walk away from the dinner table to speak to her."

Finance Minister, Okonjo-Iweala makes Fortune magazine's World 50 Greatest Leaders list

Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been named among the 50 World Greatest Leaders by world acclaimed Fortune Magazine.

Liberian President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf; Catholic Pontiac, Pope Francis; Chinese President Xi Jinping, Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi; Bill and Melinda Gates as well as Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerburg and Apple Chief Executive Officer, Tom Cook also made the list.

'I will rather resign from politics than defect to APC' - Niger Governor

Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger state says he would rather resign from active politics than defect from his party PDP to APC. Addressing some local government Chairmen that paid him a solidarity visit at the state Government house in Minna yesterday April 8th, the Governor referred to PDP members who have since defected as stomach politicians who are suffering from poverty, lack of morals and integrity
"Those who have defected from PDP to APC have clearly demonstrated that they are not principled and they are suffering from poverty, lack integrity and not morals and could easily be described as stomach politicians. For me, I will rather resign from politics than defect to APC or any other party. For principles of integrity, morality, we have chosen to remain in PDP. I heard people insinuating that I have dumped my party candidate for the APC candidate. It is a lie, I will never do such a thing" he said

Mavin artiste, Korede Bello get blasted for performing on Church Stage

Mavin artiste, Korede Bello, was invited to sing his hit song, Godwin, at the youthful Harvesters International Christian Centre (HICC) in Lekki Lagos as the church marked the Easter celebration on Sunday April 5th. Korede performed in all three services and had the church choir members as his backup singers.

Now a US based Pastor named Olusola Fabunmi is condemning this, saying the church was wrong to invite Korede, who is not a gospel singer, to perform on their alter. Pastor Olusola feels certain questions have to be asked before anyone is allowed to sing in God's house, e.g is he born-again? Is he sanctified with the spirit of God and baptized in the holy spirit? etc. See what he wrote after the cut and tell us if you agree with him...or not!

T.B Joshua places curse on Zimbabweans spreading lies against him

Synagogue Church of All Nations GO Prophet T.B Joshua is mad as hell at Zimbabweans he claims are spreading false news about him. He took to Facebook this morning to place a curse on them. 

Zimbawean media has been awash this week with reports that Prophet Joshua had predicted the fall of 3 of their prominent prophets. This caused serious backlash from Zimbabweans on T.B Joshua. He denied making these predictions and so took to his FB page to curse those claiming he did. See what he posted on his Facebook wall this morning  after the cut...

Good morning, people of Zimbabwe. Our attention has been drawn to false rumours spread by the father of lies which are currently being circulated around Zimbabwe. The reward of liars is destruction. We hereby curse, in the name of Jesus, whoever is spreading these rumours.

Fashola addresses Lagosians on Saturday's governorship election

Public address by Lagos governor, Babatunde Fashola to Lagosians on April 11th Guber elections.
Dear Lagosians,
First let me thank you all for turning out to vote on the 28th March 2015 and for doing so peacefully to make history by electing the All Progressives Congress candidates in the Presidential and National Assembly elections. Once again, I must address you as we approach Saturday’s elections, when you will be electing a Governor who will continue after me and consolidate on the progress we have built together.

You will also be electing members of the State House of Assembly who will make laws on your behalf to assist the Governor and his team in the Executive arm.

Jesse Jagz returns to Chocolate City after three years

Three years after he left record label, Chocolate City, Jesse Jagz is back. M.I and Ice Prince made the surprise announcement on instagram this evening. Jesse signed to the label, run by his brother MI and Audu Maikori, in 2007 and left officially on March 30th, 2012. Good for him. Now waiting for Brymo

Former Senate Majority leader, 2 serving senators dump PDP for APC

All these politicians sef. Now moving to the winning team. Almost Senator Jonathan Zwingina, a former Senate Majority leader and two serving senators, Bello Tukur and Ahmed Barata have announced their defection from PDP to APC. They announced this at a press conference in Yola, Adamawa state today April 8th. A former Minister of External Affairs, Idi Hong also announced his defection at the press confere

First Lady Patience Jonathan seen today in Okrika, Rivers state

First Lady Patience Jonathan has finally been spotted in public since the presidential election results were announced last week. According to a NAN report, Mrs Jonathan was received to a rousing welcome by her kinsmen as she arrived her home state, Okrika, Rivers state, today April 8th.

PDP Queries Buhari’s Indifference To Burning National Issues

Press statement from the PDP. Read below..
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed deep concerns over the apparent indifference of the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari to burning national issues threatening the unity and stability of the country.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh in a statement on Wednesday said “while well-meaning Nigerians and the international community are celebrating the peace fostered by the patriotic action of President Goodluck Jonathan in conceding defeat, General Buhari and his party, the APC have been moving around the country instigating division, engineering crisis and heightening tension in the polity”.