Monday 4 July 2016

GEJ helped Oshiomole win his Second term, but he betrayed him – Tomi Ikimi

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chief Tomi Ikimi, has disclosed why Governor Adams Oshiomhole won his 2012 re-election.

He said Oshiomhole won his second term because former President Goodluck Jonathan provided a level playing field.

Chief Ikimi disclosed that the party was set to drop Governor Oshiomhole after his first term but that Oshiomhole begged him to be given a second term ticket.

Ikimi noted that Oshiomhole won the election with a landslide victory, not because of his merit but because himself and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu took him to former President Jonathan to demand a level playing field.

Official White House Photographer shares his favorite shots with President Obama

Official White House photographer Pete Souza captured an estimated 2 million photos over 8 years while Obama was in office… And above are his most favourite photos with Mr President.

Jack Wilshere already preparing hard for the upcoming BPL Season

Jack Wilshere took to Instagram to share a picture of himself doing pull-ups on a shower cubicle in the preparation of the new season after England's disappoint in Euros.
"What's done is done, all I can do now is prepare for next season the best I can!" 

All you need to know about the man who replaces Kachikwu as GM of NNPC

President Muhammadu Buhari has on July 4, Monday, approved Dr Maikanti Kacalla Baru as the new group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

This move signals the sack of Ibe Kachikwu as the GMD of the oil corporation. Meanwhile, Kachikwu is now the chairman, board of NNPC. 

Nigerians, who are always quick with their reactions, took to different social media to express their feeling over the development. 

While some of them see the move as something sensible and necessary, others consider it as ill-wrong. 

Below are ten facts to know about the new NNPC boss as highlighted by naij.com

President Buhari breaks Ramadan fast with Physically-challenged, IDPs (PHOTOS)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday broke his Ramadan fast with some Internally Displaced Persons as well as those who are physically challenged.

14 Nigeria Prisons officers Suspended

The Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board has approved the suspension of four senior officers while the Controller-General of Prisons, Ja’afaru Ahmed in his capacity, also approved the suspension of 10 junior personnel of the prison.

This followed the escape of two high profile inmates, Solomon Amodu and Maxwell Ajukwu  who were standing trial for culpable homicide from lawful custody in Kuje Medium Security Prison on June 24, 2016.

A statement on Monday in Abuja by the Prisons Service Public Relations Officer, Francis Enobore, said the  affected officers and men include, the Officer in-charge of Kuje Prisons, DCP Musa Tanko; SIP Buhari  Dogo; PIPs Stephen Edogbanya; Patrick Teru;  IPs Usman Peter and Dennis Makum.

Others are IP Fassan Akin; SPAs Daka  James; Adamu Luka; SPA Zakari Yunasa ; PAs Asnamal Samuel, Ejegwa Patrick, Isah Ibrahim and Ngede  Salifu

JUST IN: Buhari sacks Ibe Kachikwu ... appoints Baru as new GMD of NNPC

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday approved the appointment of of Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru as the new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.

The appointment was contained in a statement by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina.

With the latest appointment, Baru replaced Dr. Ibe Kachikwu who has been doubling as the Minister of State, Petroleum Resources and GMD, NNPC.

Ahmed Musa confirms Leicester City move

Premier League champions Leicester City have agreed a deal with CSKA Moscow to sign Nigeria forward Ahmed Musa, the player’s agent disclosed on Monday.

The 23-year-old, who joined CSKA in 2012 and scored 54 goals in 168 games, is set to sign for a club record fee at the Foxes.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Leicester City stunned all last season on their way to the English title.

Chief Financial Officer of MTN Group resigns

The Chief Financial Officer of MTN Group is to step down in September after more than a decade at Africa’s biggest telecoms operator, the company said on Monday.

In a statement by the company in Johannesburg said Brett Goschen had held the position since 2013.

According to MTN, its Rwanda Chief Executive Gunter Engling will assume the position of Acting Group CFO on Brett’s departure until a permanent CFO is appointed.

Goschen leaves the company in the middle of a hunt for new revenue streams that includes convincing its more than 200 million users to use their handsets for everything from storing money to paying bills.

See Pastor Adeboye prophecy about the Later Part of 2016

Pastor Enoch Adeboye has declared that the later part of 2016 will witness a positive turnaround for Nigerians.

The General Overseer of the Reedemed Christian Church Of God (RCCG) urged Nigerians to be prayerful and patient because God is capable of solving all the present challenges confronting Nigerians.

Official Statement from Skye Bank Over CBN Takeover

Following the takeover of Skye Bank Plc by Apex bank, Central Bank Of Nigeria, CBN, the financial institution has issued an official press statement through its official Twitter page.

The statement reads:
The CBN has approved the appointment of Alhaji M.K Ahmad as the new Chairman of the Board of Skye Bank Plc.

WANPUTU! See the curves this South African Model is carrying

South African model Mpho Khati has an incredible figure .... 

Man burns his ex-wife's car and his own house after he was refuse from seeing his child

Photo credit: Muhammad Hatim M
A 29-year-old old man burnt his ex-wife's car and also burnt down his own house yesterday night, July 3 at Balai Panjang, Malaysia, after a demand to see his child was rejected.

The man had faced the court earlier in February for a previous incident of physically abusing his ex-wife. It is believed that last night, he had asked to see their child and when the request was denied, he decided to vent his fury on the ex-wife.

Three Female Suicide Bombers Shot Dead Just Before Detonating Bombs At IDPS

According to a statement signed by Sani Usman, the acting spokesman of the Nigerian Army, three female suicide bombers were shot in Monguno in Borno states, while they were getting ready to attack internally displaced persons (IDPs).

The Nigerian army said that the bombers were targeting some IDPs who were fetching water at a borehole along Marte road, on the outskirts of the town.

Aisha Buhari Gift Cows To Youth In Bauchi Ahead Of Eid Festivities (PHOTOS)

The Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari has donated a number of cows to youth organizations in Bauchi State in view of the upcoming Eid festivities.

Delivering the gift to the beneficiaries, the First Lady of Bauchi state Hajia Hadiza M.A Abubakar ably represented by Alh. Ahmed Zalanga Perm Sec Government House, stated that Aisha Buhari is happy and pleased with the support President Muhammadu Buhari is enjoying from the youths in the State, adding that their love and support for the President has come a long way and it is highly appreciated.

Cristiano Ronaldo Signs and Take Selfies with Fans

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo took some time out to take selfies with fans in France and even addressed them after the Portuguese football team took part in training at the French national rugby team’s camp in Marcoussis, near Paris. Portugal is set to play Wales in the semi-final of Euro 2016 on Wednesday.

(Extremely Graphic Photos) Troops Foil Suicide Bombers Attack In Monguno

The Nigerian Army on Monday said its troops have detected and gunned down three Boko Haram female suicide bombers, killing both instantly.

The troops said the three female suicide bombers attempted to attack Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in the outskirt of Monguno town along Marte road.

The Army spokesman, Sani Usman made this disclosure in a statement issued on Monday, disclosing that two civilians were injured by explosive the suicide bombers were strapped on when it exploded.

Nqobile Danseur of CEO Dancers wants you to see her derrière (PHOTO)

That's one sexy dress ...

See Resemblance between Nollywood Iyabo Ojo and Daughter

Popular Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo and her daughter Priscilla stepped out in matching pink gowns designed by Toyin Lawani, for the African Fashion Week Nigeria Gala night which took place yesterday, 3rd of July at Eko Hotel in Lagos.

President Buhari returns to Abuja after holidaying in Daura

After spending the weekend with his family and friends in his village, Daura in Katsina, President Buhari this morning departed for Abuja.

Checkout These Photos of President Buhari's grandchildren

Pictured are President Buhari's grandsons, granddaughter and his daughter Halima.

Iranian Hulk pledge To quash ISIS after Announcing Plans To Join The Army

The weightlifter who has been dubbed the Iranian Hulk will take to the battlefield to fight the Islamic State as a volunteer soldier. Sajad Gharibi, 24, from Iran, is said to weigh nearly 24 and a half stone and almost all of it is muscle. He announced on social media to his 127,000 followers he is joining Iranian forces fighting ISIS extremists occupying Syria.

SO SAD! Nigerian Teenager Stabbed To Death In London (PHOTO)

According to a report on Evening Standard, a 17-year-old Nigerian student, Fola Orebiyi, who was studying at Chelsea Academy after completing his GCSEs at Holland Park, was stabbed to death yesterday, July 3, in Notting Hill in front of horrified tourists and passers-by after fleeing from a gang of youths on bikes.

It was gathered that some customers and staff from the near-by Portobello Star pub rushed to help him as he staggered down the street. Paramedics and doctors attempted life saving treatment in the road but the teenager died at the scene after loosing so much blood.

Man who impregnated 10 years old girl and fled to Haiti finally arrested months later

Raymond Vincent, a 46-year-old Florida resident, impregnated a 10-year-old girl, earlier this year and fled. According to the Sun Sentinel, when he heard that his victim was pregnant, Vincent fled Florida and headed to Haiti, but on Friday afternoon, July 1, U.S. marshals were able to capture him in Port-au-Prince.

Once Vincent was apprehended, marshals returned him to South Florida, where he was turned over to detectives at the Fort Lauderdale Police Department’s Career Criminal Unit. 

Golden said U.S. Marshals in the Dominican Republic worked with Haitian National Police and U.S. State Department investigators for several months to lovate Vincent.

Ahmed Markafi wins PDP Chairmanship

On Monday, July4, 2016, a Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers state declared Senator Ahmed Makarfi as the authentic national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Justice Mohammed Liman ruled that the decision of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to have dissolved the Senator Ali Modu Sheriff led executive of the party and appointed a Caretaker Committee led by Senator Ahmed Markafi was in order.

The court also declared that Makarfi is legally appointed by the National Convention and that the National Caretaker Committee is the authentic executive of the PDP.

Suspected Suicide bomber blows himself outside US consulate in Saudi Arabia

A suspected suicide bomber was killed and two other people wounded in a blast outside the US consulate in Saudi Arabia's city of Jeddah early on Monday, Saudi state TV said. 

Security officers became suspicious of a man near the parking lot of Dr Suleiman Faqeeh Hospital, which is directly across the US diplomatic mission. When they moved in to investigate, his device detonated, killing him and lightly wounding three security men.

The attack happened at around 215am(23:15 GMT) on July 4, the day when Americans celebrate their independence.

Billionaire businessman, Jide Omokore arraign today in Court

Oil magnate and ally of Former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison- Madueke, Jide Omokore, is currently being arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at the Federal High Court Abuja on money laundering charges.

Ekiti PDP tells Buhari to Return Fayemi’s N1.5bn donation to his campaign

Read the press statement below...
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has told President Mohammadu Buhari to return the N1.5 billion of the State money donated to fund his election by former governor of the State, Dr Kayode Fayemi.
The party said “equity and justice demand that Buhari should return what he got from Ekiti State treasury through Fayemi, if he is running after those who allegedly got money from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).” 

(PHOTOS) Jose Mourinho pictured arriving at Manchester train station

Jose Mourinho on his Instagram page last night uploaded a video of himself arriving at Manchester via train transport to begin a new leadership era at the club. The new coach was pictured carrying a suit and his bags as he arrived at Picadilly train station and told his followers on Instagram 'I am here/United we can'. 

Street Hawker Spotted in New York City Traffic (PHOTOS)

Someone tweeted the picture above ... 

CBN to take over Skye Bank Plc

The Central Bank of Nigeria is set to partially take over the Skye bank of Nigeria Plc by dissolving the board of management.

Sources say Central Bank of Nigeria is to lay-off all Skye Bank of Nigeria Directors, except the three execs that joined the lender about a year ago.

Nigerian Air Force Ground training centre graduates 591 Recruits

A total of 591 recruits passed out over the weekend from the Nigerian Air Force Ground Training Centre, Kaduna having successfully completed their initial 6-month military training. The new entrants into the Nigerian Air Force constitute the Basic Military training course 35/2016, have all been assigned specialist trades and posted to NAF formations across the country pending the time they would be programmed for specialist training. 

David and Victoria Beckham shares throwback Pics as they celebrate their 17th wedding anniversary

Victoria and David Beckham are celebrating their 17th wedding anniversary today July 4th. The couple celebrated their latest milestone with a couple of gorgeous throwback photos from their wedding day. On her IG page, 42-year-old Victoria wrote;
"I feel so loved and truly blessed. My best friend, my love. The kindest man who inspires me every day. Happy birthday to the best husband and daddy in the world! EVER! #HappilyEverAfter."
Read what David wrote on his own Instagram page below.

New Couples Onazi and Sandra Ogenyi enjoying their honeymoon in Dubai (PHOTOS)

Super Eagles Player Onazi Ogenyi and his wife Sandra are presently on their honeymoon in Dubai.

Federal High Court Grants Fani-kayode N250m Bail

A Federal High Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos State has granted bail to a former Minister of Aviation in the past administration, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, in the sum of N250million.

Fani-Kayode is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for an alleged fraud of N4.9bn.

Richard Branson slams Chelsea FC owner, Roman Abramovich for his 'lavish spending'

British billionaire businessman, Richard Branson, 65, says it makes him 'sad' to see the super rich spending lavishly without thinking of the poor. Speaking in the upcoming issue of Collective Hub, he took a swipe at Chelsea FC owner, Roman Abramovich.
'I think it’s sad when people make a lot of money and they want the biggest boat or the biggest car or the biggest plane,' Branson said. 'If they would only realise that happiness comes from people and your family and friends. You know, one or two toys is okay but not that sort of ever-searching… like what’s-his-name, the guy that owns Chelsea (Football Club).

Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai Wins Global Excellence Man Of The Year Award

Nigeria's Chief of army staff, Tukur Buratai was on Sunday, June 3, nominated as the man of the year by Global Excellence Foundation.

A statement by the foundation said, the chief of army staff has shown and maintained a high degree of accountability, probity, and transparency in discharging his duties. It further said it arrived at choosing Buratai for the award after a further investigation which showed a track record of his activities and recent media attacks aimed at “tarnishing his image”.

Security Alert: Police alerts residents on new tricks employed by robbers in the state

The Lagos State Police Command has alerted residents of the state on the new tricks employed by armed robbers to carry out their attacks, particularly at night. Spokesperson of the state command, Dolapo Badmos, in an interview yesterday July 3rd, said the criminals, in an attempt to rob or kidnap their victims, now switch off running power generating sets or sometimes turn off tap water, to lure their victims out of their homes and then carry out their planned attack.
“Residents should be careful when they discover that their generators stop working or notice water gushing out from their taps, at night. They should watch carefully before going out. If they notice strange movements, they should call the nearest police station. This is why residents are advised to know the telephone numbers of the Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) or station phone numbers close to them,’’ she said.

FLASH! Twitter shutdown Official Niger Delta Avengers Account

The official account of the Niger Delta avengers has been suspended by Twitter this morning.

Abia State IRS publish document to prove that Ikpeazu tax clearance is NOT Fake

Abia State Internal Revenue Service has reacted to the alleged fake tax clearance certificate the state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, reportedly presented during the state's PDP governorship primaries in 2014. According to a statement released by the state's internal revenue service this morning, the tax certificates of Ikpeazu are not fake and were duly issued by them.

There is tension in the state currently after a High court in Abuja ordered Ikpeazu to vacate his office after his opponent in the state's PDP governorship primaries, Uche Ogar, proved to the court that Ikpeazu tendered fake tax credentials to their party. Read full text of the statement released by the Abia state internal revenue and signed by its chairman, Udochukwu G. Ogbonna, below

The attention of the Abia State Internal Revenue Service has been drawn to a court judgement of the Federal High Court Abuja on the tax clearance certificate issued to Dr Okezie Victor Ikpeazu by the Service, and hereby makes the following clarifications:

See Daddy Freeze epic reply to fan who wants his Sunday show scrap

Some fans are so annoying shall ... Lol

BRAVO! Group of Nigerian Soldiers celebrate after successfully dislodging Boko Haram sect

A Nigerian Soldier named Kunle shared these photos of himself and his fellow comrades celebrating after they successfully attacked some Boko Haram terrorists in the North. 

His caption read, "Thank you Lord for a successful attack. may you continue to guide and protect me and my comrade."

Christian Dating Site instructed to pay two gay men $459,000 and accept gay singles on their website

A US dating website, Christian Mingle, meant for only straight people, has now been ordered by a judge to accept Gay and lesbian singles to their website database. This was due to a class-action suit filed in 2013 by two gay men against Sparks Networks Inc., the owner of Christian Mingle & several other dating sites. The suit alleged that Christian Mingle violated California's anti-discrimination law. 

Two gay men filed class actions claimed that the website excluded users looking to meet singles of the same sex. ChristianMingle, which is the largest online community for Christian singles in the US, required new users to specify whether they’re a man seeking a woman or a woman seeking a man.

Woman Threatens to Kill Man With Axe For Refusing to Have Sex With Her

A woman was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly trying to kill a man for refusing to have sex with her, according to police in Florida.

The Ocala Police Department said that they have arrested 26-year-old Leslie Mills, after kicking in a bathroom door and swinging the axe in the man’s face.

Mills has been charged with one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and domestic battery. She was booked into jail, and her bail was set at $5,500.

Actress Monalisa Chinda share beautiful selfie with her daughter

Nollywood actress and TV host Monalisa Chinda Coker shared this lovely photo of herself and beautiful daughter ...

Unidentified Man Killed by Cultist in Benue

An unidentified man was shot in the head by suspected cultists at Titogate, a very busy area along Kashim Ibrahim road in Makurdi, Benue State yesterday July 3rd. Eyewitnesses told Benue.com.ng that the deceased came to the area at about 6pm to purchase a phone when two gunmen on a motorcycle approached and shot him in the head. He died instantly.

Wow! Epic Throwback picture of Guardiola, Mourinho & Nigeria Emmanuel Amunike

I never saw this coming ... So Mourinho, Pep and Amunike where all together before ...

(PHOTOS) Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston bond with friends to celebrate the 4th of July

Taylor Swift and her new boo, Tom Hiddleston were seen having a great time and showing massive PDA in the sea together near her home in Rhode Island. 

The couple and their friends,Ryan Reynolds and his pregnant wife, Blake Lively, Gigi Hadid, Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss, Ruby Rose and Uzo Aduba were all celebrating Independence Day Weekend with a beach party. 

(PHOTOS) Teenager brutally beats his girlfriend to death after she told him she was pregnant

Anne Kasprzak, 15, fell in love with Darwin Bagshaw, 14.So when she told Darwin she was pregnant, Anne thought they’d run away together. But Darwin had other ideas.

Anne was head-over-heels with the shy, slight teenager. She told her diary he was the ‘apple of her eye’. Even when she moved schools, she was still convinced Darwin loved her just as much as she loved him.

On 10 March, Anne argued with her mum and went off to her room. They thought she’d gone to bed, but Anne had actually sneaked out of the house. When her mum checked later that evening, she realised she had disappeared, and she was reported missing.

The next day, a jogger spotted a shoe and some blood on a bridge over the Jordan River near Salt Lake City. Anne’s body was found close by, floating in the water. 

Beyonce and Jay Z step out in style

After thrilling the tens of thousands of fans who had flocked to Wembley Stadium for her euphoric gig on Saturday night, Beyoncé, celebrated her performance in style by visiting Harry's Bar, London, with husband Jay Z.