September 2016

Friday 30 September 2016

Bauchi | Troops rescue kidnap victims, kill two kidnappers

Troops of 33 Brigade Nigerian Army on patrol at Mai Hari village, Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State yesterday afternoon, Sept 29th, had an encounter with armed bandits and kidnappers.

After fierce exchange of gunfire, the troops killed 2 of the kidnappers and rescued 4 women and a child earlier kidnapped. The victims were reunited with their families at about 2.00pm yesterday. 

OMG! See what a rare condition has turn this new born baby to ... (PHOTOS)

A woman in Bangladesh gave birth to a baby boy who looks like an 80-year-old due to a rare condition called Progeria he was born with. The baby has a wrinkled face, skin, shrunken body and sunken eyes.

One medic, who has been treating the little boy said:

Actor Ryan Reynolds and wife, Blake Lively welcome their second child

According to reports from E! News, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have welcomed their second child. Blake gave birth today.


Witness the start of the most epic house party series this weekend as DJ Obi kicks off his Music & Me Party series on Sunday. From 90's flavor, Trap Jungle Fever and House Vibes there are a lot attractions to look forward to as the world record DJ gears up for more epic stuff.

NNPC urges marketers to sell Kerosene for N150 per litre

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has urged all marketers of petroleum products not to sell kerosene beyond N150 per litre.

The Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru made remark during a courtesy visit to the Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun in Abeokuta this week.

Budget Padding: Jibrin says Speaker Dogara sealed off his office so he can destroy evidence

Abdulmumin Jibrin in a new statement he shared this afternoon has alleged that his office which was sealed yesterday by some National Assembly officers, was to enable the Speaker Yakubu Dogara, get hold of some implicating documents and then destroy them. 

Read his new statement below:

Prices of food items skyrocket as we celebrate Independence Day

As the country celebrates its 56th independence anniversary, some women in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have decried the continuous hike in the prices of food items in the market as carton of fish hit N22,000.

Some of them, who spoke with newsmen in Abuja on Friday called on government at all levels to introduce price-regulatory system to protect the consumers from unwarranted price hike.

Mrs Agnes Itoro, a housewife, told pressmen that some traders were using the pretext of the economic recession to hike prices of food items on a daily basis and indiscriminately. “My husband gives me N10, 000 for the purchase of food items every month for four members of my house. But now even if he releases N15, 000 or even N20, 000, it will not be enough for the list of items I normally purchase.

#Nigeria@56: Senate President lament economic hardship, calls for prayers

President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki has called on Nigerians from all walks of life to collaborate with the Federal Government in order to ensure the nation emerged from the current economic recession stronger, more united, developed and self-reliant.

Saraki in his message to mark the nation’s 56th Independence Anniversary signed by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, also commended all Nigerians, especially the nation’s founding fathers, for their contributions that have averted disaster from the nation at every point her existence is threatened by social, political and economic problems.

#Nigeria@56: We will overcome challenges – Speaker, House of Rep

Hon Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives, has facilitated with Nigerians on the occasion of the country’s 56 independence anniversary.

A statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr Turaki Hassan, in Abuja on Friday said that despite the challenges confronting Nigerians,“there is every reason for the country to celebrate its independence anniversary”.

Dogara, however, noted that the current challenges were not insurmountable, adding that “with unity of purpose, commitment, sacrifice, hardwork and patriotism we shall overcome”.

Federal Government to distribute N200m each to eight states to empower women

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Aisha Alhassan, said N200 million would be disbursed to eight pilot states each through the National Women Empowerment Fund (NAWEF) to empower women at the grassroots.

Alhassan said this during a media briefing on the take-off of the National Women Empowerment Fund (NAWEF) and the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP) in Abuja. She said the eight pilot states are Adamawa, Borno, Yobe, Nasarawa, Jigawa, Akwa Ibom, Osun, and Abia, adding that other states would benefit later.

Singer The Weeknd becomes Puma’s Latest Global Brand Ambassador (Photo)

Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer, The Weeknd has announced that he’s the latest Global Brand Ambassador for Puma. He’ll be starring in the brand’s ‘Run the Streets’ campaign and will launch his own PumaXO collection in 2017.

The collection will consist of shoes and apparel.

Kendall Jenner Gets New Tattoo in Most Bizarre Place (See Photo)

When Kendall tattooed her nipples we thought that is the most we can see from here, bu the the 20-year-old model has prove us wrong ... She recently got a new tattoo on her inner lip at West 4 Tattoo in NYC that reads "meow."

What do you think of the tattoo?

Recession: Actress Kate Henshaw dish exotic food for this ...

The recession is getting tougher and it seems everyone is learning to adjust the way of life. Who ever thought it will hit our famous Celebs? First, it was Singer Kcee that was spotted drinking garri and fish and now it is our own delectable Actress, Kate Henshaw. The star Actress dish her regular exotic meal for a plate of Beans, bread, and stew (Ewa Agoin) ... and that's recession. 

Hian, who says it is recession? I even need that combination right now!!!

Unknown Gunmen kidnapped Wife of CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele

According to report by Sahara Reporters, some group of heavily armed kidnappers yesterday abducted Margaret Emefiele, the wife of Nigeria’s Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele. 

Buhari insist he will continue to blame past governments for Nigeria’s woes

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said despite the criticisms of many, he would continue to blame his predecessors for Nigeria’s woes.

He said passing the buck, which people have been frowning at, was important in order for Nigerians to know what went wrong with the country.

Buhari spoke at an event tagged, “The Conversation: An evening with creative youths,” held inside the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo says it is madness for leaders to steal money

Nigerian Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has reiterated that it is outright madness for people in authority to prioritize self enrichment.

In a statement signed by the special assistant to the Vice President on media, Laolu Akande, V.P Osinbajo noted that the only objective of the Buhari-led administration is to make Nigeria great.

Prof. Osinbajo stated that the President and himself are both committed to building a peaceful and just Nigeria.

55-year-old Man gifts his 18-year-old Bride an exotic £830,000 Bentley

55-year-old oil tycoon, Valentin Romanov has gifted his teenage wife of 18, Elizaveta Adamenko with a sweet Bentley estimated to cost about £830,000.

The Oi tycoon who heads the Singapore office of state-owned Russian oil company Lukoil got married to his teenage lover in July at the French Cote d’Azur.

Amaechi insists Buhari Has Fulfilled His Promise To Nigerians

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has disclosed that the President, Muhammadu Buhari has kept his promise of free, fair and credible elections in the country.

Amaechi said this at the Rivers South-East Senatorial District rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday.

Amaechi who was represented by Dr Dakuku Peterside, Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) at the event held at Ngo in Andoni Local Government Area of the state noted that he reminded the president of his promise after the March 19 elections rerun.

Obamas hosts Olympic medalist, Simone Biles and other

On Thursday, Gymnast Simone Biles was received at the White House. The 19-year-old Olympian was honored alongside other 2016 US Summer Olympic and Paralympic teams.

The event was also attended by relatives of Jesse Owen (American track and field athlete and four-time Olympic gold medalist in the 1936 games) and America’s other black athletes from the 1936 Olympics for the acknowledgement they -unlike their white counterparts- were denied of by Franklin Roosevelt 80 years ago.

Nigeria At 56 – Reuben Abati Writes Independence Day Piece

As Nigeria marks its 56th Independence Anniversary, very few Nigerians would expect any form of celebration or excitement. Independence from colonial rule in 1960 has brought the country so much to be cheerful about, but 56 years later, also a lot of regrets. I am not one of those who imagine that we would probably have been better off if we had remained under British rule, but that there are some Nigerians who still entertain such impossible thought indicates the depth of the people’s anxiety about Nigeria’s post-colonial reality. The big issues are well-known: the failure of leadership, corruption, and perpetual anxiety about the future. Every October 1, Nigeria is described as “a crippled giant”, a “toddler”, “a broken nation”. And the various editorials, year after year sound so repetitive as they focus on an economy that is not working, the failure of public infrastructure, leadership crisis, the bad habits of the political elite, religious and ethnic violence, disunity, national insecurity, and so on.

Lady Gaga to headline this year's Super Bowl

Yes! It is now confirmed that Pop Singer, Lady Gaga will headlining this year Super Bowl’s halftime show. The singer confirmed this with a tweet which shows the flyer for the event.

Gaga was first rumoured to be in the race for the gig in mid-September. This was confirmed when the 30-year old pop icon tweeted “It’s not an Illusion. The rumors are true. This year the SUPER BOWL goes GAGA.”

Mr Ibu narrates how LUTH's negligence lead to his 2-year-old child's death

Nollywood actor, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu who is known for his comedic acts has opened up on one of the sad details of his life.

The Nollywood actor during an interview with Punch revealed how negligence on the part of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, doctors caused the death of his 2-year-old son.

Mr. Ibu revealed that the incident happened right after his 2-year-old on was released from the den of kidnappers.

Too Hot! Princess Shyngle is the definition of sexiness in new promo pictures

Curvy Gambian international actress, Princess Shyngle who is based in Ghana has released some stunning  photos and she looks lovely in them. She took these promo shots wearing some kente-inspired bikini wears, also with some African outfits.

Wow! Ex Beauty Sandra Chichi gifted with 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL

Ex-Aso Universe 2015 beauty queen, Sandra Chichi Ekwosiobi, was gifted with a 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE.

The beauty queen who was excited about the gift took to her Instagram page to share photos of her new ride.

Sandra also claims she’s the first lady to own the car in Lagos.

See the SHOCKING thing Muslim husband did to his Wife for converting to Christianity

Amir Darbanou has been charged to court over the murder of his 35-year old wife, Nasrin Abek.

The 35-year-old hairdresser was allegedly stabbed to death by her husband because she converted from Islam to Christianity.

Brad Pitt Releases a another Statement on his Divorce

Last week we all heard that Angelina Jolie had filed for divorce from her husband of just two years, Brad Pitt amidst reports he is being investigated for child abuse by the LA County Department of Children and Family Services for being verbally and physically abusive with one of his children. In the second statement since his separation, the actor said he won’t be attending the red carpet screening of Voyage of Time, a documentary he narrated which is happening tomorrow.

Kenyan | Government to Give Laptops to Pupils

The Government will today Friday kick-start the delivery of digital learning devices to Class One pupils countrywide. The massive rollout plan will see all Cabinet Secretaries and Permanent Secretaries lead the distribution to 60 schools over the next one month. The plan, we have learnt, is advised by the need to fast-track the Jubilee government flagship project that has been elusive since 2013, with a total of 1.2 million devices expected to be delivered to all the 23,951 public primary schools by December this year.

We never expected 876 votes - APGA rejects results of #EdoDecides

The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), one of the political parties that took part in Edo State governorship election on Wednesday, has condemned the outcome of the election.

The National Chairman of APGA, Dr. Victor Oye, condemned the outcome of the election, describing the way his party was treated as contemptuous, callous and malicious.

Edo State | Teachers rejoice over Obaseki’s emergence as Governor

The Edo State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has expressed happiness over the victory of Godwin Obaseki at the Wednesday governorship election.

The Chairman of the union, Mr Mike Uhumwangho told newsmen in Benin that the entire teachers in the state were happy over the result of the election.

Nigeria records huge success in battle against HIV/AIDS

Nigeria has scored a major success in the fight against HIV/AIDS, the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has announced.

In a statement issued on Thursday, NACA said Nigeria has moved from a high prevalence rate of over 5.8 % in the year 2001 to less than 3% prevalence rate in 2014. This means less than 3% tested for the virus in selected areas of the country are infected.

Notwithstanding, NACA said HIV\AIDS still remains an epidemic.

Support Buhari and Forget Biafra - Okechukwu to Igbos

The Director General of the Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu, has said the actualisation of the Republic of Biafra is no longer feasible.

He, therefore, requested ethnic Igbos to call the agitators to order, do a rethink and support President Muhammadu Buhari “in constructing a prosperous and progressive Nigeria”.

According to him, with the unwritten zoning convention for the rotation of political power in the country, the Igbo race in the South East zone would likely produce President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in 2023.

Segun Oni says If Jonathan was still in power, Nigerians would have been refugees by now

Engr. Segun Oni, former governor of Ekiti State and Deputy national chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress APC has criticized the administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan for causing depression and economic recession.

Engr Oni said this i an interview with Vanguard Newspaper on Thursday.

Cross River | Troops kill 7 Bakassi militants

Troops of 13 Brigade of the Nigerian Army on Friday killed 7 Bakassi militants who attacked its position in Bakassi Local Government Area of Cross River State.

In a statement by the Public Relations Officer (APRO) of the 13 brigade, Nigerian army, Calabar, Captain Kayode Owolabi, the army said wanted leader of the group, Benjamin Ene alias G1 led the attack.

Say What | Blac Chyna tweets Rob Kardashian Personal Mobile Number Online

Blac Chyna didn't the unthinkable to his fiance today. She released Rob Kardashian's phone number on twitter and her reason was that she doesn't want these 'females' calling him on the phone all the time and asking if he's good with Blac Chyna. She said "To make sure your man isn't texting other bit*hes, text his number out"

Explaining her actions on Snapchat, Chyna said, “To ensure that your man is not texting no bitches, just tweet his number out,” she said. “How’s that feel, Rob?”

Coach Yusuf says Mikel prefers to be Second Holding Player

Mikel Obi prefers to play as a second holding midfielder as against the more defensive position he plays at his Premier League club Chelsea, according to Super Eagles coach Salisu Yusuf.
“Mikel prefers to play as second holding midfielder and not the more defensive position he plays at Chelsea,” Yusuf revealed on a television interview programme Friday morning.

Zambia Goalkeeper says they will beat Nigeria

Zambia began training for next month’s World Cup qualifier against Nigeria with several players bullish they will get past the Super Eagles in Ndola.

The Chipolopolo welcome the three-time African champions on October 9.

The home-based players have started preparations for the big match while expressing confidence they will win in front of their fans.

APC Group to Tinubu: John Oyegun is a man of honour, integrity

The Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, United Front, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa, has described the party’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun as a man of integrity, who has transformed the ruling party into a progressive one.

Musa said this against the backdrop of calls by one of the party’s national leaders, Ahmed Tinubu that Oyegun should resign.

Tinubu had demanded the resignation of Oyegun , following the party’s decision to submit the name of Rotimi Akeredolu  to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, as its governorship candidate in Ondo State, despite the party’s Appeal Panel calling for a cancellation of the election.

Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye unveils 2Face, Gbenga Adeyinka as peace ambassadors

Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife has announced pop singer, 2Face Idibia the ambassador of his new initiative, Violence Free World.

The Ooni made the announcement on Thursday, September 29, 2016 in his palace when he unveiled the singer to his subjects and the entire public.

Also unveiled as co-ambassadors of the initiative were comedian, Gbenga Adeyinka 1st and entertainment entrepreneur, Cally Ikpe.

"I think I'm so emotionally exhausted by the murders" - Chimamanda Adichie on Police Killing in US

Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Wednesday, spoke about racial issues in America and the continual reports of black people killed by police.

In her novel Americanah, her protagonist, Ifemelu, starts a blog about race in America from her perspective as a Nigerian immigrant. 

The blog, called “Raceteenth or Various Observations About American Blacks (Those Formerly Known as Negroes) by a Non-­American Black," is funny as well as insightful.

OMG! See various crimes 15 Nigerians are facing trial for in Dubai

Three Nigerians men and a woman, together with eleven other accomplices currently on the run, were charged in the Court of First Instance on Thursday, September 29th, with attacking two Pakistani men and robbing them of millions in different currencies, belonging to their employer.

The 11 others on the run, including another woman, are being accused in the same case of possessing the stolen money.  The defendants, all Nigerians are currently in detention.

Kevin Hart features for Ebony magazine

Kevin Hart who was recently named as the highest paid Comedian in the world features on the covers of the Men’s issue of Ebony magazine where he talked about his keys to success, his pride in being a Black man. 

He said:

Kardashian sisters rocks eye-popping outfits for Paris Fashion Week (PHOTOS)

Kim Kardashian, her husband rapper, Kanye West and sister Kourtney Kardashian, Mum Kris Jenner and her boytoy, Corey Gamble at the SS17 Off-White fashion show in Paris for the Paris Fashion Week and at the Balmain after-party on Thursday. 

Man bags death sentence for killing his girlfriend on Valentine's Day

A 33-year-old engineer who murdered his girlfriend on Valentine's Day three years ago has been sentenced to death.

High Court Judicial Commissioner Collin Lawrence Sequerah said the accused, Cheong Teik Keon, was found guilty of killing Tan Ching Chin, 24, a clerk, was accused of committing the offence against Tan at her home at No. 2703, Taman Hwa Seng, Jalan Rozhan, Alma, in Bukit Mertajam, Malaysia, at about 8.40am on Feb 14, 2013.

Zayn Malik debuts clean-shaven look

The 23-year-old singer and songwriter shared this clean-shaven snap of himself with his 14.9million Instagram followers. It seems he has grow tired of his facial hair and decided to have a clean shaved. Some of his fans don't seem pls with his new look ... 

Actually the beard gives Zayn this sexy look, Yeah, that's what I think, how about you?

So sad! 58-year-old APC agent collapses and dies during #EdoDecides

An elderly agent of the All Progressives Congress, APC, reportedly slumped and died on Wednesday, at a polling unit in Abico Market unit 10 ward eight in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo State. 

The deceased identified as Mr. Solomon Omorogbe, 58, left his house to his polling unit early in the morning where he was to serve as a polling agent for the just concluded gubernatorial election.

EFCC arraign two in Enugu over 1.5 Million Land Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned the duo of Ugwuanwani Louis and Enudu Kenneth before Hon. Justice Dugbo-Oghoghorie of Federal High Court sitting in Enugu on a two-count charge bothering on land scam and obtaining by false pretenses.

Cristiano Ronaldo grant Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's son his wish (Photo)

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo put a smile on the face of CAF player of the year Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's son's face after he gifted him his jersey following Borussia Dortmund's 2-2 draw with Real Madrid in the Champions League.

Gender Equality bill passes second reading at the senate

The Gender Equality Opportunity (GEO) Bill which suffered major setback in March this year, passed for second reading at the senate today September 29th.

The bill which is being sponsored by Senator Biodun Olujimi, seeks to amongst other things address women's freedom of movement, female economic activity, girls' access to education, equal rights for women in marriage, divorce, property/land ownership and inheritance, appropriate measures against gender discrimination in political and public life and prohibitions of violence to women.

Buhari salutes Obaseki on Edo Election Victory

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the government and people of Edo State on the successful conclusion of the governorship election, and the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Godwin Obaseki at the polls.

The President’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, made this known in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.

Irate Youths Burnt Down Imo State General Hospital

Angry youths from restive communities of Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State yesterday went wild and invaded Imo State General Hospital, Umugwuma, setting, at least, 10 vehicles ablaze as well as the state office of Environmental Transformation Commission (ENTRACO).

According to an eye witness who narrated the incident, the youths who numbered over twenty were protesting the alleged killing of one of them by the state security outfit, Imo Network.