Monday 15 August 2016

Prisons board dismisses 23 officers, suspend 11 others over recent Jailbreaks

The Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB) has sacked three senior Prisons officers serving in Kuje Medium Security prison and three other senior officers serving in Koton Karfe prison for their alleged complicity in the escape of prisoners from the respective prisons.

The board took the decision at its emergency meeting held on Thursday 11th August, 2016.

The dismissal letters dated 12th August, 2016 were signed by the Secretary to the Board Alhaji A A Ibrahim.

Governor Mimiko’s Commissioner, Special Assistant resign, defect to APC

The Ondo State Commissioner for Community Development and Cooperative Services, Yetunde Adeyanju, has resigned her appointment.

Similarly, Hon. Giwa Rasheed, a Special Assistant to Governor Olusegun Mimiko has also resigned.

The duo said they were joining the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Troops nabs Corper, others for vandalizing national assets in Borno (PHOTOS)

Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE on patrol at the outskirts of Maiduguri metropolis, Borno State, on Monday, arrested four suspected vandals of critical national assets.

The patrol team intercepted Aliyu Jubril, 24 years and a member of National Youth Service Corps; Ismail Baba, 22, and a student of Ramat Polytechnic; Mohammed Suleiman, 25, a driver and Mohammed Bukar, 15, and assistant to the driver, at Silo along Maiduguri-Damboa road while attempting to cart away heavy armoured cable belonging to Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) they had vandalized.

ASUU strongly against Ishaq Oloyede's appointment as JAMB Registrar, calls for his probe

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has strongly kicked against the appointment of former Vice Chancellor of University of Ilorin, Professor Ishaq Oloyede as JAMB Registrar.

The union is, therefore, calling for his probe, saying that his era as Vice Chancellor was marred with anti-democratic and anti-union antecedents.

ASUU President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi while addressing newsmen in Lagos on Monday said, “Given our inside knowledge of his anti-democratic and anti-union antecedents antecedents, Professor Oloyede is the last person that we expected to be so honoured with a national appointment of that status in the education sector.”

Shehu Sani says El Rufai joined PDP to destroy Nigeria for 16 years

Sen. Shehu Sani (APC Kaduna Central) said Gov. El-Rufai of Kaduna State had no justification to blame the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Nigeria’s problems.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, during his visit on Tuesday, to condole with Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, over his mother’s death, at his the Tudun Wada residence, in Kaduna. Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State (2nd right), and Senator Sheu Sani.

Speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday, Sani said all defectors from PDP were part of the party and should not absolve themselves of blame.

#Rio2016: Nigeria’s D’Tigers crash out after defeat to Brazil

Nigeria’s D’Tigers on Monday crashed out of the ongoing Rio Olympics men basketball event, losing 69-86 to hosts Brazil.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the team showed some signs of exploit in the early minutes of the game but succumbed and never regained its focus from the second quarter of the game.

Alade Aminu, Ike Diogu, Uzoh Ben, Chamberlin Oguchi were all at their best as Nigeria dominated proceedings in the first quarter, having led 16-15.

OMG! Moments US Basketball Player DeAndre poses with US Gymnast Ragan Smith at #Rio2016

28-year-old American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers, DeAndre Jordan is 6ft 11in while artistic gymnast Ragan Smith, 16,  is 4ft 6in. Both are pictured together at Rio, Brazil.

'C.Ronaldo has signed a new contract, it'll be tough to surpass him in Forbes list' - UFC Fighter McGreggor

UFC champion Conor McGregor has revealed that his friend Cristiano Ronaldo has signed a new contract at Real Madrid, hence it'll be tough to surpass him as Forbes highest earning sportsman.

McGregor, 28, who recently met up with Ronaldo, 31, in California, appears to have let slip that Ronaldo has put pen to paper on a new deal to keep him in Spain for the rest of his career.

Seyi Shay slays on the covers of Complete Fashion magazine's latest issue

International superstar Seyi Shay is on the cover of this month's Complete Fashion magazine alongside "Falz D' Bhad Guy". The Air Brush crooner takes a very subtle and conservative approach on the Complete Fashion cover. She looks very sophisticated and demure.

Seyi Shay speaks on handling controversy, working with the United Nations on "what she really really wants" & her brand new single everyone is talking about "Air Brush".

Wow! Kerry Washington makes pregnancy looks so beautiful

Actress Kerry Washington and her husband Nnamdi Asomugha are expecting their second child together. The 39 year old actress was spotted out in LA looking happy.

Have you imagine an Hotel with a Rain forest and Artificial beach ... Take a Look(PHOTOS)

The world's first hotel which would have it's very own rainforest, an artificial beach, splash pool and trees that spray mist, is scheduled to open in Dubai in 2018. With a reported build cost of £230million, the Rosemont Hotel & Residences is a five-star hotel and apartment project.

Hotel Managaers - Hilton brand Curio offered a glimpse into what the 75,000-square foot, man-made jungle will look like when it opens to visitors.

OAP Stephanie Coker stuns on the Cover of TW Magazine

Media personality, Stephanie Coker is totally slaying for this TW Magazine cover. In this issue of the magazine, she tells TW why she never settles for less, and how this unwavering mindset has been the secret of her success.

Kendall Jenner spotted with a Rapper ... No not A$AP Rocky (photos)

The model, who is rumoured to be dating rapper A$AP Rocky, was pictured with another rapper and designer, Tyler The Creator as they left a restaurant after having lunch together in LA.

Wow! See how South African rapper AKA surprises his mom with a brand new car

South African rapper AKA reduced his mother, Lyn Forbes to tears when he presented her with a brand new car on Monday.

In videos posted online by the car dealer Prince Costinyo, the Hip-hop star who accompanied his mom to a car dealership tricked her into believing that her application for a new car had been rejected.

That Moment VP Osinbajo and friends meets 80-year-old woman who taught them at Igbobi College

"The Reward of a Teacher is no longer in heaven. I can now see mine here on earth," - Those were the words of 80-year-old Mrs Odunisi who was super excited to see the Boys she taught Economics at Igbobi College, Yaba, who have grown to be men. Some of those she taught in Class 1975 are Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Mr Babatunde Fowler, Chairman Federal Inland Revenue Service and Mr Adeyinka Asekun, Chaiman Wema Bank PLC.

The men all came together over the weekend to celebrate one of their own, FIRS boss Tunde Fowler, who recently turned 60.

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Army reacts to Boko Harams request for prisoner swap for Chibok girls release

Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, Lieutenant General Abayomi Olonishakin‎ today responded to Boko Haram's request for their members who are in custody of the Federal government to be released in exchange of the kidnapped Chibok girls. The sect members made the demand in a video released yesterday August 14th.

Anthony Martial's ex-wife faults Manchester United for their failed relationship

Manchester United striker Anthony Martial's ex-wife and mother of his child, Samantha Helena has opened up on her failed relationship with the player after six months of separation.

Anthony Martial, 20, and Samantha Helena,19, the mother of his only child Peyton, both went their separate ways early this year after the Sun UK revealed that the striker cheated on her with X-factor contestant Emily Wademan in Paris.

Budget Padding: How Buhari plans to deal with Dogara, others

With conflicting claims by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and his allies that the anti-corruption agencies lack powers to try them for padding the 2016 budget, it has emerged that the Federal Government has already settled on how to deal with any of them found wanting.

Vanguard learned from competent sources close to the matter that the Federal Government has unleashed its agents to shop for credible evidence of criminal adulteration of the budget that would make it difficult for any of the key suspects  to escape prosecution.

Borno State | Nigeria Troops kill 16 Boko Haram insurgents

The troops of the Nigerian Army have killed 16 Boko Haram insurgents at Kangarwa, Borno State.

The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement on Monday that the 16 insurgents were killed by the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole while repealing an attack by the insurgents at Kangarwa on Sunday.

Usman added that an officer and 11 soldiers were injured during the gum battle with the Boko Haram.

Edo State workers overwhelmed over payment of 7 months salary

The joy of workers of Egor local government council, Edo State, knew no bound on Monday following the payment of seven months of the 17 months owed them.

The jubilant workers commended members of the State House of Assembly for the approval and timely release of funds for the payment of the salary arrears.

Rivers State | EFCC arrests fake lawyer over N7m scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says it has arrested one Thankgod Echem it described as a fake lawyer for defrauding his client of seven million naira in Port Harcourt.

This, is contained in a statement issued by Mr Wilson Uwujaren, the commission`s Head of Media and Publicity, in Abuja on Monday.

Uwujaren said Echem, who confessed to being a school certificate holder, was arrested following a petition to the EFCC by one of his clients, Mr Jonny Wali.

Breaking: Federal High Court suspends PDP National Convention

A Federal High Court in Abuja suspends the PDP National Convention, due to hold in Port Harcourt on Aug. 17, pending the determination of a suit filed by factional Chairman Ali Modu Sherif

OFFICIAL: Everton complete Bolasie signing from Crystal Palace

Everton have announced the signing of Yannick Bolasie from Crystal Palace on a five-year deal.

The Goodison Park club confirmed the deal on Monday, taking the 27-year-old to Merseyside until 2021.

And speaking to the club's official website, Bolasie said: “I’m looking forward to putting on the Everton shirt."

#Rio2016: Blessing Okagbare makes 200m semi-final

Nigerian sprinter, Blessing Okagbare, on Monday qualified for the 200 metres semi-final after clocking 22.71 secs.

Okagbare won heat 5 in the 200m 1st round to qualify along side Cote d’Ivoire duo Marie-Josee Ta Lou and Murielle Ahoure.

Saudi Arabia | Six illegal Migrants from Nigeria arrested

Saudi Arabia has intercepted a boat carrying 31 illegal migrants, including six Nigerians, that was trying to reach the kingdom, the Border Guards force said on Monday.

The guards have reported repeated interceptions of migrants in the Red Sea over the past two months.

In the latest case, a patrol “foiled an attempt by a group of 31 people from different nationalities to enter Saudi waters on a wooden boat”, Border Guards spokesman Colonel Sahir al-Harbi said.

Kaduna | Six killed after Suspected herdsmen attack village

After killing 11 persons, and burning down two villages in Godogodo Chiefdom, Jema’a Local Government Area, LGA, in Southern part of Kaduna State, penultimate week, the same alleged armed herdsmen killed six farmers last Saturday in Godogodo, village sources told our reporter in Kaduna.

INEC to monitor PDP’s National convention

Justice Ibrahim Watila of a Federal High court in Port Harcourt Monday ordered that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC should monitor the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP slated for Wednesday in Port Harcourt.

Jay Jay Okocha Celebrates 43rd Birthday Playing Soccer at an IDP Camp

Former Ex-international Austin “JayJay” Okocha who recently launched his football foundation with his brother Emmanuel Okocha in celebration of his 43rd birthday visited children at the internally displayed people (IDP) Camp at Kuchigoro  Abuja.

Former Arsenal Forward Lukas Podolski retires from international football

German striker Lukas Podolski announced on Monday his retirement from international duty for the Mannschaft after appearing 129 times for the World champions and scoring 48 goals.

The Galatasaray forward is the second German veteran to announce his retirement in the last two weeks after Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger also announced his retirement.

Football Icon, Daniel Amokachi loses father

Father of former Super Eagles’ player and coach, Daniel ‘D’Bull’ Owefin Amokachi is dead.

Pa. Ameh Okachi passed on Sunday night in Kaduna State after a brief illness. He was aged 97.

Chris Brown's baby mama debunks reports that she's still battling with him in court

TMZ reported that Chris Brown recently scored a major legal victory after a judge denied his baby mama full custody of their daughter Royalty among other requests. (Read here). Nia reacted to the report by releasing a statement via her Instagram page.

'You can't be rich playing for Nigeria' - Jay Jay Okocha

Super Eagles legend Jay Jay Okocha has warned the Olympics team that they shouldn't expect to get rich by playing for Nigeria but should rather focus on impacting on lives of people.

Okocha, who clocked 43 years on Sunday, has now told the latest edition of the Dream Team they should rather be proud they are representing Nigeria than hope to make money doing so.

LMAO! See 'the kind of stuff' guys use to send to Kenyan socialite (+18 Photo)

Kenyan socialite Vera Sidika was recently the happy recipient of photo from a male fan. The curvaceous vixen took to her Snapchat account to expose the photo and its owner.

'Islamic dresses radicalizes women ... Women in mini-skirts don’t become suicide bombers'- President of Kyrgyzstan

President of Kyrgyzstan, Almazbek Sharshenovich Atambayev who has tried in the past to dissuade women in the country from dressing in hijabs, niqabs and burkas has said that women that do Islamic dressing are more prone to radicalization by Islamic terrorists than women who wear mini-skirts.

According to the 59 year old Atambayev, who has been the President of Kyrgyzstan since December 2011, terrorists are insane people and that even clothing can change one's thinking process.  Atambayev also said that he'll prefer his country's women to wear mini skirts rather than dress up the Islamic way.

Atambayev said:

#Rio2016: Boxer does a Cristiano Ronaldo's celebration trademark after win (Video)

Cristiano Ronaldo has millions of fans all over the world and Uzbek boxer Shakhram Giyasov showed he was one of them last night at Rio 2016 Olympics. He celebrated his Olympics quarter final win over Cuban fighter Roniel Iglesias with a homage to Ronaldo's epic goal celebration.

See video below:

See how Army treated Ahmed Bolori who they declared wanted ...

Ahmed Bolori, who was declared wanted by Nigerian Military after the release of a new Boko Haram video over the weekend, has arrived Army command Headquarters, Maiduguri in Borno state. According to him, he has so far been treated nicely and was even offered tea

Say What | Rapper The Game says he f**k three Kardashians sisters

The rapper who was born Jayceon Taylor has released a new track titled Sauce featuring DJ Khaled in which he claims to have slept with three Kardashians. In the single, the 36-year-old raps:
'I used to f*** b***hes that Usher Raymond passed off / Then I f***ed three Kardashians - hold that thought.'

Ex Man City Footballer dies after being tasered by police

Former Aston Villa striker Dalian Atkinson has died after being tasered by police in Telford, Shropshire. The 48-year-old died 90 minutes after he was hit by a stun gun on Monday morning August 15, at around 1.30am in the Trench area of Telford, Shropshire, UK.

West Mercia Police can confirm that officers responded to a report for the concern for the safety of an individual at approximately 1.30am this morning at an address in Telford," the force said in a statement.

Edo State First Lady, Iara Oshiomhole stuns in new photos

Iara Oshiomhole, the First Lady of Edo State married Governor Adams Oshiomhole in 2015. Stunning photos from her cover of ThisDay Style Magazine were released on Sunday.

Aww! See this Gentleman in Agbada ...

Photo credit @Lumi Photography

Simply lovely ...

Donald Trump blasts Clinton on twitter says she isn't a talented person or politician

US Presidential candidate Donald Trump in a series of Tweets attacked the American media after his perceived 'negative' portrayal of him and his electoral campaign. According to Trump, his rival Hillary Clinton isn't honest or talented as a person or politician but the media refuses to expose her, rather feeding and fueling every negative story about him. 

Former President Buhari's bodyguards accuse him of abandoning them after assuming office (Watch Video)

Some alleged bodyguards of President Buhari who served him during the buildup to the 2015 general election, have accused him of abandoning them immediately after he entered office on May 29th 2015. According to the former bodyguards, they put their lives on the line for him when he was not yet in office and so deserve to be treated better, and not discarded the way they were.

Zuberu Idris who was the former Chief Security Officer to President Buhari for 12 years said he and his colleagues were shown the back door after the buildup to the 2015 general election.

Director of Information, State House Passes On at age 57

Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, Femi Adesina, stated this in a press release on Monday in Abuja.
“Born on January 29, 1959, Mr. Abuah, fondly called O.J, by all who knew and came in close contact with him, died on Sunday, August 14, in Abuja after a brief illness.

Queen Saadatu Lamido, Emir of Kano's beautiful new wife turns 19

Sa'adatu Lamido, third wife of Emir of Kano- Sanusi Lamido Sanusi is a year older today. Family friends took to Instagram to wish her a happy birthday.

Woman who Nigerian Army declared wanted, replies, says she will turn herself in

Aisha Wakil, along with Journalist Ahmed Salkida and Amb Ahmed U. Bolori were declared wanted by the Nigerian Army yesterday in connection with information on the conditions and the exact location of Chibok school girls abducted by Boko Haram 2 years ago. Wakil who is strongly believed to have direct links to Boko Haram, has now responded via an interview with Premium Times.

According to Aisha Wakil, she received news of her being wanted with rude shock, because she is not a stranger to the military.

Federal Government pleads with ex-militants over delayed allowances

After several failed promises of the payment of allowances to ex-militanta, the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brigadier General Paul Boroh (Rtd) has again, appealed to ex-agitators in the Niger Delta region not to lose hope in the Federal Government.

He pleaded that the ex-agitators should continue to have confidence in the ability of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in effecting the payment of their monthly stipends despite seeming hiccups in the payment process.

Sunderland put £20million price tag on Lamine Kone

Sunderland have put a £20 million price tag on Ivory Coast defender Lamine Kone in an effort to ward off interest from fellow Premier League club Everton, according to The Mirror.

Following the departure of John Stones to Manchester City, Everton are keen on bolstering their defence and would like to add Kone to the signing of Ashley Williams from Swansea City.

MEND says IPOB’s Kanu accepted to renounce Biafra in secret

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger-Delta, MEND, today, took the the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, to the cleaners, saying he agreed in secret to renounce ‘Biafra’ in exchange for freedom, only to act hypocritically in public after sealing discussion with MEND on the matter.

Spokesperson of MEND, Jomo Gbomo, in a vitriolic statement, said: “The attention of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has been drawn to the recent spate of hypocritical and provocative statements issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu,”

Woman bags 10 years sentence for kidnapping newborn baby

A South African court Monday handed down a 10-year prison term to a woman who kidnapped a newborn baby from her sleeping mother in hospital 19 years ago, local media reported.

In passing the sentence, a judge in the High Court in Cape Town emphasised the seriousness of the crime by the 52-year-old woman, News24 said.

The kidnapping victim, who her family named Zephany Nurse, was taken from a maternity ward at Groote Schuur Hospital in 1997. Her kidnapper raised her as her own.

Courtois says he is very happy at Chelsea and want to stay

Thibaut Courtois says he wants to establish himself as one of the world’s best goalkeepers at Chelsea and expressed regret that “misconstrued” comments have made supporters question his commitment to the club.

Speculation surrounding Courtois’ future has intensified since March, when he gave an interview in Belgium that suggested he was considering a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer, with Real Madrid cited as long-term admirers.