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.