Saturday 5 December 2015

Lupita Nyong'o covers Elle UK January issue (photos)

Lupita Nyong'o feature on the cover of the January issue of Elle UK. The Oscar winner talks on Star Wars, identity and the power of representation.

See more pics after the cut...

Nigerian Army arrests Boko Haram Chief cameramen and 2 others (PHOTO)

Military officers of 28 Task Force Brigade yesterday December 4th, arrested another Boko Haram terrorist suspect, Abdullahi Abubakar Sadiq, believed to be the terrorists Chief Cameraman and suspect number 58 on the list of 100 suspected Boko Haram terrorists wanted list. He was arrested at Uba town, Askira/Uba Local Government Area of Borno State. The troops also arrested two other suspected Boko Haram terrorists along with two other terrorists at at Rumirgo and Kilakasa.

SSS uncovers Boko Haram cells in Abuja

Press statement from the State Security Service..

"This is to inform the general public that the Boko Haram terrorist group has continued to establish and operate sleeper cells whose (sole) mandates are to conduct surveillance and carry out subsequent attacks in the FCT. This disclosure has become necessary following the arrests of the sect’s members who migrated from various conflict theaters in the North East to the FCT in order to enable them capitalize on the excitement of the yuletide season to launch attacks in the city.

For instance, on October 29th, 2015, the duo of Muhammed Hassan Idris (a Nigerien) and Baba Abdul Maina were arrested at Panteka area of Apo, Abuja. This was followed by the arrest of Sanni Mohammed (aka Kakase) and Ahmed Umaru (aka Mallam; Mallam Hamdi Garne; Ahmed Daubi) in Lafia, Nasarawa State. Sanni, who hails from Potiskum, Yobe State, fled the area following his involvement in coordinated suicide attacks in Yobe, Plateau, Kano and Kaduna States.

Arms Deal: My father never bidded for any arms contract during Jonathan's govt - Dokpesi's son

Raymond Dokpesi Jnr, the son of embattled chairman of DAAR group, Chief Raymond Dokpesi has released a statement distancing his father from the controversial $2.1 billion arms deal scandal.

According to a statement released titled "The Continued Detention of High Chief Raymond Dokpesi by The EFCC on Allegations of Money Laundering" which was signed by him, he said his father was only contracted to develop a Multi Media Strategic Development Support Project to promote and project the achievements and highlight the challenges of former president Jonathan's government. He says in the statement that his father is not a contractor with the Ministry of Defence and does not supply arms. 

The full text of the statement after the cut...

See the first Nigerian couple to attain same senior rank level in the Army

Brigadier General Cecilia U. Akagu (front) and Brigadier Gen. Clifford B. Wanda (husband) are Nigeria’s first married army officers to attain the same rank. Photo credit: Sahara Reporters

Suicide attack in Lake Chad leaves about 27 dead

An attack by three suicide bombers at Island of Koulfoua on Lake Chad today has left now fewer than 27 people dead. As at the time of this report, no group has claimed responsibility yet.

Its a Boy! Kim and Kanye West welcomes their baby boy

A big congratulations to the Kimye as they welcome their second child. A rep for Kim K just announced that she has given birth to her son!
"Kim Kardashian West and her husband, Kanye West, welcomed the arrival of their son this morning.
"Mother and son are doing well."