Sunday 19 July 2015

Army Special Forces Clear Damaturu-Biu Road of Land Mines

The Nigerian military says it has successfully detonated land mines planted by Boko Haram insurgents along the Maiduguri-Biu Road.

Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, who stated this in a statement on Sunday, declared the road safe for usage as adequate security had been provide to ensure safety of commuters.
Usman specifically said the land mines were removed by the Special Forces Explosive Ordinance Devices Unit in collaboration with the police and the vigilance groups.

APC wants Goodluck Jonathan to apologise for bad governance

Really is this how it is done? Is there any government that would agree that is government was bad? Well it seems this is what the new government wants. So, the All Progressives Congress has called on former President Goodluck Jonathan to apologise to Nigerians for the kind of “bad governance and leadership” it administered on the country during the six years he spent in office.

According to a report by Punchng, the party also called on the Peoples Democratic Party to eat the humble pie and apologise to the people for the way it mismanaged the country for the 16 years it ruled the country, saying their apologies would be the most honourable thing to do.

Pres Buhari make History, becomes the first Nigerian president to stay at US president's official guest house

According to the presidency, Buhari, who left for the US this morning, will be staying at the Blair House in Washington D.C during his US visit. He will be the first Nigerian president ever to stay in the house which is the US President's official guest house.

An invitation by a sitting US President to stay in this historic guest house is regarded in America as an honor of highest significance. When visiting leaders reside here, the flags of their nations fly proudly over Blair House, a courtesy that serves as both a gracious welcome and a symbol of the home’s crucial role in diplomatic relations. SSA to Buhari on media & publicity, Shehu Garba shared the photo of him and another Nigerian standing in front of the historic building. 

More after the cut


SAD! Fifth victim from the Chattanooga terror attack dies

U.S. Navy sailor has succumbed to injuries sustained in this week's deadly Tennessee rampage, bringing the death toll from the shooting to 5. The U.S. Navy did not immediately release the name of the sailor. 

On Friday, a statement by the Navy said a petty officer was undergoing "medical treatment" for gunshot wounds, but it is not immediately clear if Saturday's victim is the same person.

The Navy said the sailor died at 2:17 a.m. Saturday. His name will not be released until 24 hours after his family has been contacted.

TheyAreDating: D'banj & Bonang Matheba make it official, share a romantic kiss

What other best way to annouce your relationship? D'banj and SA TV personality Bonang Matheba share a kiss as the Koko Master stood up to go receive his MAMA 2015 Evolution award. The couple also came. See another closeup pic:

ANTICIPATE! Davido announces collabo with Wizkid

After winning the Best Male Award at the just concluded MAMA's Award, Davido announce his collaboration with Wizkid in one of his post. Aww! This should be one of the most anticipated collabo, I really hope they meet our expectations.

Red Carpets Moment from the MAMA's 2015 (PHOTOs)

Checkout some photos from the 2015 MTV MAMA's Award that was held in Durban, South Africa on 18th July, 2015.

Enjoy yourself with this pictures from the event after the cut ...

Aisha Buhari reveal she still cooks for her Husband

Mrs. Aisha Buhari, said that despite her status and busy schedule as the wife of the Nigerian president and having lots of staff in the Villa, she still manage to cull out time and cook for her husband.

She revealed this at a party she organized to mark the Eid-el-Fitri celebration at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

She said:

33 out of 36 President Buhari's ministerial nominees fail litmus test

A new twist on the Presidential ministerial nominee indicate that the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to announce his ministers after almost two months in office is connected to discrepancies includingmisappropriation of funds traced to the ministerial nominees, Sunday Tribune reports.

Investigation teams reportedly revealed shocking security reports on the alleged fraud and misappropriation of funds by 33 nominees short-listed by President Muhammadu Buhari, with only three said to have passed the corruption test.

DSS reveal reason behind Sambo Dasuki’s home raid (READ STATEMENT)

The Department of State Security Service, has explained why it raided the home of former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, and why he was also detained. 

Below is a statement they released, signed by Tony Opuiyo, explaining their side of things.
"On 16th July, 2015, about 1650 hours, based on credible intelligence linking the immediate past NSA, Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (Col Rtd) with alleged plans to commit treasonable felony against the Nigerian State, operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) conducted a search on the properties belonging to the former NSA, Mohammed Sambo DASUKI (Col Rtd). The properties are on Nos. 13, John Khadya Street, Nos. 46, Nelson Mandela Street, both at Asokoro, Abuja, and Nos. 3 Sabon Birni Road, Gwiwa Area, Sokoto, Sokoto State.

Former President Jonathan's Chief Security Officer detains by DSS

There are reports that the DSS has detained the Chief Security Officer to former President Jonathan, Gordon Obua. According to a report by Punch, Obua was arrested and detained on Thursday July 16 as part of measures by the new administration to probe officials who worked under GEJ’s. The order for his arrest was given by President Buhari. 

The reason for the detention of the former CSO is not immediately known but a source told Punch that investigators maybe trying to gather info on key officials in Jonathan’s government from Obua 

Presidential Spokesman confirm Buhari will probe Jonathan's Government

Presidential media adviser Femi Adeshina confirmed that president Buhari is planning to probe the administration of former president Goodluck Jonathan, he reveal this in an interview with Vanguard, 
He (Buhari) has said it that money in billions of dollars will be recovered. But you know the world is too small a place for anybody to hide if you are running from justice. You will be fished out. So, there is no need that you say they should not be heading for jail if eventually the law goes after them. Very few countries can they hide in and how long will they hide? So, it doesn’t mean that anybody that has ill gotten wealth will not regurgitate it. They will. Remember when he went to Germany for the G7 summit, he met with President Obama and Obama told him to just give us information on where the loot is hidden and we will help you recover it and the government has been working on that. So, that shows that looters will never go free" he said

The Mama Award 2015:The Full List of Winners

One of the most anticipated Africa Award ceremony to celebrate the talent Africa's got must have come and gone but the memories will forever be in mind, The MAMA 2015 is one to always remember. The awards ceremony was held at the  Durban International Convention Centre and was hosted by US comedian Anthony Anderson.

Here’s the list of all the winners:

Unbelievable! Chinese Motorist Builds Own Future Supercar For $4,800 [Photo]

Chen Yinxi, a 27-year-old motorist from China, stole the show at the 2015 Hainan International Automotive Industry Exhibition, last week, with an impressive-looking futuristic supercar he built by himself, from scratch.

Chen’s homemade sports car stunned visitors at the Hainan auto show. Most of them couldn’t believe this masterpiece of automotive design was created by just one man, at home, for only 30,000 yuan ($4,800). The 27-year-old ambitious car builder worked on his jewel every day, for five months, before unveiling it to the public, but people’s positive reactions have made all his hard work worth it.