November 2015

Thursday 26 November 2015

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Senator Dino Melaye: "I don’t know if Prince Audu was poisoned"

Senator Dino Melaye ‘cannot say’ for sure, if the deceased candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the Kogi State 2015 governorship election, Prince Abubakar Audu, was poisoned.

Melaye said on Wednesday, during a show on African Independent Television, that only God knows if foul play was responsible for the death of Prince Audu.

Florida man convicted of killing wife and posting Facebook photo

A jury found a Florida man guilty of second-degree murder after he killed his wife and posted a photo of her blood-spattered body on Facebook.

Jurors on Wednesday rejected the argument that Derek Medina, 33, acted in self-defence when he shot 27-year-old Jennifer Alfonso eight times in August 2013 at their Miami residence, according to a court spokeswoman.

Wednesday 25 November 2015

Mariah Carey gushes over her billionaire boyfriend, James Packer

Mariah Carey can't seem to overemphasized how lucky she is to have billionaire James Packer as her boyfriend.

Pagesix reports that the singer couldn’t stop gushing about her Australian beau during an appearance on “The Steve Harvey Show” on Tuesday, all the while flaunting her dazzling diamond pendant from Packer, 48.

See what APC is saying about the current fuel scarcity

Have you notice the scarcity of fuel in your area? It is gradually increasing by the day and a lot of Nigerians are getting frustrated especially the yuletide season where a lot of travelling are done. The ruling political party of the nation, the All Progressives Congress, has a message to deliver.

They issued thismessage via Twitter page, the APC said President Muhammadu Buhari, is addressing the issue of fuel scarcity.

Photo: Presidebt Buhari & his entourage arrive at burial of HID Awolowo

President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Ikenne, Ogun state, for the burial of late Chief HID Awolowo.

Chief Hannah Idowu Dideolu, who died on September 19, is being buried beside her late husband, the late Yoruba leader, Chief Obafemi Awolowo.

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500 Nigerians deported from the UK

No fewer than 500 Nigerians were reportedly deported by the government of the United Kingdom (UK) on Wednesday.

The plane bearing the said 500 Nigerians touched ground in Nigeria’s Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos, as most of the deportees expressed dissatisfaction with returning home and the manner they were treated by UK authorities.

National Population Commission to adopt Biometric Technology for 2017 Census

The National Population Commission (NPC) in Nigeria, says it will adopt the use of biometric data technology for the 2017 population and housing census.

The technology will involve the capturing of facial impression and fingerprints of respondents.

According to the Chairman of the commission, Eze Duruiheoma, the aim is to eliminate all forms of manipulation and also give the nation accurate, reliable and indisputable demographic data that will drive the country to sustainable development.

Tuesday 24 November 2015

4 years old Michigan boy talks for first time with new voice box

Grant Hasse was born with two very rare conditions - one that's usually fatal, the other that should have left him unable to talk.

But at almost 4 years old, he's a healthy bundle of energy after three dozen surgeries, including an innovative operation to create a new voice box.

Doctors discovered before he was born that Grant's upper airway was completely blocked, meaning that at birth, he'd be unable to breathe. Even with quick intervention, doctors said his survival chances were extremely slim.

Monday 23 November 2015

Kogi State APC governorship candidate Prince Audu Abubakar dies #KogiDecides

According to report, Prince Audu Abubakar, the APC candidate in the state's governorship election which held yesterday November 21st, reportedly slumped and died this afternoon. He is pictured above just yesterday as he casted his vote. According to Sahara Reporters, Audu died of undisclosed medical reasons shortly after INEC declared his victory at the elections inconclusive. Cause of death is unknown. Details later

Sunday 22 November 2015

Woman Buys Up an Entire Toy Store, Donates Everything to Homeless Kids [VIDEO}

This is how to show generosity. Carol Suchman is fond of donating toys to some of New York City’s poorest children. This year, she happened to be walking past the shuttered Hudson Party Store in the city’s West Village and had an idea.

She decided to approach the store’s owner and make a deal. She bought everything inside.

Photo: Kanye West, John Legend takes their pregnant wives to dinner

It was all a special day for both pregnant Kim Kardashian and Chrissy Teigen as their husbands, Kanye West and John Legend threats them to a special dinner in Los Angeles on Saturday night.

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Amber Rose Launches New Clothing Line ... Guess it Name?

No stopping her ... Amber Rose is taking her message of women’s empowerment to the next level. But the only thing is that we all know what "slut" means.

After holding her SlutWalk in Los Angeles earlier this year, Amber’s continuing the conversation of double standards women face in regards to their sexuality by launching a new line of apparel.

#KogiDecides: Observer Group Lauds Early Arrival Of Election Materials

A Transition Monitoring Group, TMG, Quick Count, on Saturday said 75 per cent of the polling units in the Kogi governorship election had witnessed early arrival of election officials and materials.

The group’s spokesperson, Armsfree Ajanaku, made the observation in a report issued to journalists in Lokoja by the group’s spokesperson, Armsfree Ajanaku.

It said INEC personnel and materials arrived 75 per cent of the polling units across the state by 7:30 a.m.

Saturday 21 November 2015

Updates: Suspected Paris attacks scout arrested in Turkey

Turkish police have arrested a Belgian man of Moroccan origin on suspicion that he scouted out target sites for last Friday's attacks in Paris on behalf of the Islamic State (IS) group, authorities said Saturday according to report by France 24

Ahmet Dahmani, 26, was detained at a luxury hotel in the Mediterranean coastal city of Antalya.

Thursday 19 November 2015

Suspected mastermind of Paris attacks Abaaoud died in police raid

The suspected mastermind of the attacks that killed 129 in Paris was among those killed in a police raid in a suburb of the French capital, the Paris prosecutor said in a statement on Thursday.

According to Reuters, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a 28-year-old Belgian militant, who had boasted of mounting attacks in Europe for the Islamic State, was accused of orchestrating Friday's coordinated bombings and shootings in the French capital, which killed 129 people.

Wednesday 18 November 2015

Updates: Paris Attacks Mastermind Holed Up In Siege

The mastermind of the Paris terror attacks is believed to be one of the targets in the ongoing terror raids in a northern suburb of the city according to Sky news report.

It had initially been thought Abdelhamid Abaaoud was in Syria.

Shooting broke out in the early hours of the morning in Saint Denis, with reports that up to a number of people have been killed.

Monday 16 November 2015

Edo State Gov. Adams Oshiomhole Increases Ambrose Ali University Fees By 200 Percent

The management of Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, Edo State has increased the University’s school fees for the 2015/2016 Academic Session between 170 per cent to 240 per cent according report reaching us from Breaking Times.

Medicine had the highest increase from N47,000 to N160,000, a 240 per cent increase. Natural sciences, Education, Agriculture, and Physiology had their fees increased from N41,000 to N112, 500, a 174 per cent increase.

Medical Laboratory Sciences, Nursing, Law, and Accounting was increased from N47,000 to N127,500 or 170 per cent. The institute of education would now attract a fee of N110,000 instead of N40,000 paid last session, which is a 175 per cent increase. Arts, Social Sciences and Fine and Applied Arts got a raise from N34,500 to N96,250, an increase of 179 per cent.

President Buhari says Nigerians are determined to remain one

Despite the ongoing pro-Biafran protests rocking some parts of the country, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said Nigerians had resolved to remain one according to a report by PUNCH

He said the fact that the country witnessed a lot of internal strife and a civil war since independence and has remained united was a proof of the people’s resolve to remain one.

Buhari spoke during the launch of the 2016 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Emblem and Appeal Fund at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Sunday 15 November 2015

Relatives of Paris attacks initiator undergoing security questioning

We earlier brought you report that French police have identified one of the assailants in the coordinated attacks in Paris and is name is Ismael Omar Mostefai, a 29-year- old French national. An update report from Reuters says seven of his relatives are being questioned, sources and French media said on Sunday.

Authorities had a dossier on Mostefai that marked him as a potential Islamist militant. He also had previous arrest records and had been sentenced eight times for petty crimes, according to French newspaper Le Monde. Mostefai was one of the gunmen who blew himself up in a Paris concert hall where most of the 129 deaths from the attacks late on Friday took place.

Singer JoJo loses dad ... Read Heartfelt tribute she wrote

American singer, songwriter, and actress Joanna Noëlle Blagde Levesque popularly known as JoJo took to Instagram to share the sad news that her father, Joel Levesque, has died at the age of 60. The 24-year-old shared an heartfelt goodbye letter along with a photo of them from her childhood.

She wrote:

Lamar Odom suffering from serious brain damage + He Can’t Recognize Family Members

Latest report as regarding Lamar Odom health condition appeared to be pretty scary. Khloe Kardashian who recently spoke to "Ellen" as regarding her husband Lamar Odom’s progress. 

But a new report from TMZ, added some confirmation to what Khloe said and it also suggest that Lamar’s having difficulty with cognitive skills and his memory.

Amber Rose and Caitlyn Jenner both rock black sheer dress

Caitlyn wore the sexy dress while supporting daughter Kendall at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show earlier this week and a few days later Amber Rose wore the same exact dress on the set of Tyrese Gibson’s new TV show, It’s Not You, It’s Men. Who rock it better between Amber and Caitlyn?

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Photos: Kylie Jenner & Willow Smith strike a Pose at Tyler The Creator’s Carnival

Willow Smith and Kylie Jenner strike some pose as they spent some time hanging out together backstage at Tyler The Creator’s  Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival today in downtown Los Angeles. Who nailed it between Kylie and Willow?

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Governor Oshiomhole: Why I’m just probing Igbinedion after 7 years as Governor

Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomhole says the former PDP-led Federal Government lacked the willingness to fight corruption, hence his inability to probe the administration of former Governor, Lucky Igbinedion, until now.

Oshiomhole said on Saturday, that he’s chosen to probe Igbinedion because the APC government is interested in prosecuting corrupt politicians, as opposed to the last government.

The governor stated this while speaking at a colloquim organised by the state government to interact with the people of Edo State.

What President Buhari's Ministers would Earn Yearly

The long awaited Ministerial list has finally been reveal and the Ministers sworn in, are you wondering what would make President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministers different from previous government in terms of earnings? Well according to Punch report, the Buhari's Minister will be paid based on the pre-existing yearly remuneration package of the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC).

The new remuneration package being drawn-up by the RMAFC is not ready, hence the new ministers would be paid in accordance with the existing package.

According to the Chairman of RMAFC, Elias Mbam, the new packages would soon be made public, as the work was “going through a process of editing.”

Igbinedion brand Governor Oshiomhole, "the biggest thief that calls everyone a thief"

Former governor of Edo state, Lucky Igbinedion, has accused the incumbent governor, Adams Oshiomhole, of mismanaging the Federal Allocations and Internal Generated Revenue of the state, in the last seven years.

Igbinedion, while alleging that Oshiomhole squandered trillions, also claimed that the governor has a house worth N10bn in Iyamho and several properties abroad.

While describing Oshiomhole as the biggest thief in Benin city, Igbinedion said he has failed the people of Edo state.

Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka: Pro-Biafra protests, waste of time

In a sermon at his weekly Adoration Ministry in Enugu, renowned Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has openly condemned the recent agitation and protests for Biafra, describing the action as evil.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the cleric urged youths in the South East and South-South to go back to their business as the protest could lead to their death.
“Locking up your shops and disrupting economic activities will not add any naira to your pocket, whatever grievance you have could be resolved through dialogue,” the cleric said.

First attacker in Paris killings identified by French Police

French police have identified the first attacker involved in a series of assaults across Paris, which left at least 129 people dead and wounded hundreds more.

Omar Ismail Mostefai was a 29-year-old Paris native whose detached finger was found overnight at the Bataclan concert hall, the scene of the bloodiest attack, the AFP news agency said.

The French citizen had been known to police for his alleged links to armed groups but had not been previously linked to violent activities.

Photo: What Diezani Alison-Madueke Told Me When I Met Her In London - Dele Momodu

The Diezani Alison-Madueke story has graced the cover of the first edition of what I believe will be a catalyst for unbiased investigative reporting in Nigeria. The Boss had long been conceptualised as a leadership newspaper to occupy the void created by lack of true and credible investigative journalism in some traditional and online media. The original plan was to launch in December or early January.

But the Diezani Alison Madueke story changed all that. It was too compelling to restrict to the Pendulum column alone. And here we are with what promises to be an exciting addition to the media landscape in Nigeria and beyond featuring an enthralling cover story that will educate and entertain the readers.

Saturday 14 November 2015

Chelsea's Nemanja Matic threatens to quit international football after criticising Serbia teammates

Nemanja Matic has threatened to quit the Serbia national team after criticising his teammates following their 4-1 thrashing by the Czech Republic on Friday.

The defeat in Ostrava handed Serbia their second consecutive loss and came after the nation failed to qualify for the 2016 European Championships following their fourth-placed finish in their group.

And Matic admitted after the friendly game against the Czech Republic he had warned Serbia coach Radovan Curcic he could retire from international football because of concerns about his compatriots' attitude both on and off the pitch.

ISIS claims credit for Paris attacks

ISIS has reportedly claimed credit for the attacks separately in a statement it released in Arabic and French. Another statement claimed to be from ISIS reads: "Our brothers who carried out these miracles in Gaul, the day of 29th and 30th Muharram."

The dates mentioned are related to the Islamic calendar and correspond to Nov. 12 and Nov. 13, respectively. The statement is being credited to the official media wing of ISIS, known as the Al-Hayat Media Center, which warns: "Today we bring you your death, and tomorrow we will do the same." 

French President blames Islamic State group for Paris attacks

French President Francois Hollande on Saturday blamed the Islamic State group for the attacks in Paris that left at least 128 dead, calling them an "act of war"

The multiple attacks across the city late Friday were "an act of war... committed by a terrorist army, the Islamic State, against France, against... what we are, a free country," Hollande said.

What President Obama said on the Situation in Paris

Good evening everybody. I just want to make a few brief comments about the attacks across Paris tonight. Once again, we’ve seen an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians. This is an attack not just on Paris, it’s an attack not just on the people of France, but this is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values that we share. We stand prepared and ready to provide whatever assistance that the government and the people of France need to respond. France is our oldest ally. 

Exclusive: How I met Bola Tinubu - Fashola

In an excerpts from an interview published in “Asiwaju: Untold Story of The Leader”, a special publication of TheNEWS the newly appointed Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola explains how he first met his mentor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

Q: When and how did you meet Senator Bola Tinubu? What was your first impression of him?

A: That is an invitation to walk down memory lane. I think it must have been 1990 or 1991. He was treasurer in Mobil, then. His office was at the Bookshop House at CMS on Odunlami Street. I didn’t directly meet him. I had seen him at parties, but we never met. At that time, I was a senior associate at the law firm of Sofunde, Osakwe, Ogundipe and Belgore, where I was practising. Wale Tinubu, his nephew, came to join the law firm, then. He was always mentioning “Uncle Bola”, and one day, he said: ‘’let’s go and see my uncle.” We got there and went out to
lunch with him. That was then I could say we formally met.

Police Report : At Least 120 Dead, 200 injured In Paris Attacks

It's a sad day in France as at least 120 people and as many as 160 were killed in a series of coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, including at least 100 in a packed concert hall. Coming 10 months after a dozen people were killed at the offices of satire magazine Charlie Hebdo, It was the deadliest violence in the French capital since World War II.

Reports on the number of casualties vary, but French police have confirmed at least 120 dead and more than 200 wounded.

Friday 6 November 2015

Lagos State Governor threatens clampdown on errant motorists, okada riders

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Friday read the riot act to commercial motorcycle operators, popularly called Okada riders, commercial buses and street hawkers, saying the state government would no longer tolerate their nefarious activities on the streets and highways which has caused untold hardship for the people of the state in recent times.

Addressing Government House Correspondents shortly after an emergency Security Council Meeting which he chaired, Ambode said it had become evident that traffic crimes and robbery are mostly as a result of the menace of Okada riders and street hawkers, while recalcitrant commercial buses have become lawless and reckless on the road.

Tuesday 3 November 2015

Tricks use by thieves to rob in Lagos Traffic

It has become very worrisome on how thieves engage in their robbery act during the usual traffic within Lagos State. Just last month more than three cases of this type of robbery where announced. 

With the arrest of some of the syndicate, their mode of operation has been reveal. Here are the two major tricks used by these criminals.

Peter Okoye of "Psquare" bags new endorsement deal with adiddas

This year seems to be a massive year for the music duo, just after renewing his Glo Ambassador endorsement with his brother Paul, Peter Okoye of Psquare has bag in another endorsement deal, this time it is with sportswear giant Adidas that he signed a new this deal.

Like Him or Not: Rapper Vic O land is first endorsement deal

There is always a reward for hard work. Nigerian  viral sensation Rapper Vic O has landed an endorsement deal. Vic O who took on American rappers Meek Mill and Drake is now the brand ambassador of Lollipops Party.

The company deals in party supplies and party packs. Vic O announced the deal today on his Twitter account and also Lollipops party also tweeted to confirm the deal. This is Vic O’s celebrity endorsement deal.. See his tweet below:

Photo: President Buhari receives list of confirmed ministers from Senate President

President Muhammadu Buhari has received the list of confirmed ministerial candidates from Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

Saraki personally submitted the list to Buhari today, November 3, 2015, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

He was accompanied to the Villa by the President’s two Senior Special Assistants on Legislative Matters, Ita Enang (Senate) and Suleiman Kawu (House of Representatives).

BVN: You won’t be able to make any cash withdrawals if you haven’t got your BVN - CBN

The Bank Verification Number (BVN) will be the only passport to making cash withdrawals from any bank accounts henceforth, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has warned.

The CBN also extended the deadline for bank customers outside Nigeria to get enrolled on the BVN to January 31, 2016.

CBN Corporate Communications Director, Alh Ibrahim Mu’azu, said in a statement that the extension was to enable the customers in the diaspora complete the enrollment exercise as well as link the BVN with their respective accounts.

The Kardashians first in line to get new Blackberry

The Kardashian's has be giving priority to be the first to get the newly release Blackberry Priv this month. They might even have it before the official release date according to Page Six report.

Tech spies said Du Jour Media CEO Jason Binn received the very first four Privs in existence, but he’s been overheard saying he decided to give them to his friend Kris Jenner for her 60th birthday this week with daughters Khloé, Kim and Kourtney.

Instagram Model Quit Platform to Reveal The Truth Behind Social Media

Essena O’Neill an 18-year-old, social media celebrity who turn celeb by posting series of pictures on her platform thereby growing her flowers to over half a million fan base.

According to People Magazine, like most “Instagram celebrities,” she shared paid for posts, promoted products for fees and posted nearly perfect selfies for her almost 650 thousand folloers to like and comment on.

However, unlike most “Instagram celebrities,” O’Neill went rogue.

Shehu Sani: Biafra activists are working for Former President Goodluck Jonathan

Senator Shehu Sani, believes that the agitators of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra, working for former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Sani, who represents Kaduna Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly, said on Monday, that the new Biafra agitators were carrying out the ‘Plan B’ of Pro-Jonathan loyalists.

He said the Biafra forces were upset that Jonathan was defeated at the 2015 presidential election.

EFCC: How pension scam syndicate defrauded FG of N1.2bn

The trial of Ibrahim Ahmed Mazangari, Muhammed Sani Sulaiman, Hajia Fatima Mazangari and Saleh Yerima Tsojon, who allegedly ran a syndicate that defrauded the Federal Government to the tune of N1.2 billion in a pension scam, continued on Monday, November 2, 2015 with the prosecution witness giving insight into how they carried out the fraud.

Led in evidence by prosecuting counsel, O. A. Atolagbe, the witness, Roukayya Ibrahim, an investigator with the EFCC and member of the Pension Fraud team, told the court that the fraud was uncovered in 2010 while the Head of Service pension board was being probed.

Kylie Jenner rock massive nose ring for Elle Canada shoot

Kylie Jenner showed off a bold new look inside the pages of the Elle magazine by posing with a huge gold nose ring for the photoshoot. Her photo of her wearing a tasseled LaBourjoisie bodysuit with latex boots was pick as the winning pics from fan after voting ended on October 16th. So this is the cover of Elle Canada December issue.

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Presidency: Civil servants to receive their OCTOBER salaries today

The Nigeria Federal Government has confirm that civil servants under its payroll will get their October salaries today November 3rd.

A statement from the Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on media and publicity, Shehu Garba, states that the delay in the salaries was due to the crashing of some computers that were being used when the salaries were to be disbursed last week. The salaries were meant to have been paid a week before the end of October.

Monday 2 November 2015

Sunshine Star fans allegelly attack match officials also beat camera man to a pulp in Akure

This is so not happening in this modern day football. Football is a game and there must be a winner and the referee are humans and even their mistake at times makes the game even more interesting to talk about. In a recent match between Sunshine Stars and Lobi Stars was force to an end in Akure, Ondo State yesterday after football enthusiasts alleged to be loyal to Sunshine Stars, stormed the football field and attacked the referee and other football officials for failing to award their preferred team two penalty kicks which they believed they deserved. Some others allege that the irate fans were of Lobi stars.