Monday 26 September 2016

Buhari approves new federal appointments

President Buhari has approved new appointments in 13 Federal Government agencies as follows:

1. Industrial Training Fund (ITF) - Director-General - Mr. Joseph Ari

2. National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) - Director-General - Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami)

Buhari assures African Development Bank they will get out of current problems

President Buhari today said Nigeria has the people and the resources to surmount her economic problems. Receiving President of the African Development Bank (ADB), Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, at State House, Abuja, on Monday, President Buhari said:
"God has given us people and resources. It will take hard work on our part, but we will make it. We will get out of our problems. We are determined to produce what we eat, and stop importation. We will also chase those who stole, and get them to refund."

Redman spotted smoking a very MASSIVE wrap of weed (photos)

Rapper Redman was spotted smoking a huge blunt during his performance at the Boston Freedom Rally over the weekend.

So Touching! Father cradles his dead 5-month-old killed in crash along with his wife (PHOTOS)

A Thai woman and her five-month-old daughter were killed in a road accident early Saturday morning in Satun, Thailand. The devastated father, who sustained minor injuries, is pictured cradling the body of his dead child. 

One confirms dead as Coaster bus crashes into bush in Ikorudu (PHOTO)

According to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), the Coaster bus pictured crashed into a bush at Itamage, Ikorodu. There was one casualty and the LASEMA response unit has recovered his body. The cause of the accident is still unknown.

Dangote debunked death reports says “He is hale, hearty, and alive”

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has debunked rumours making the rounds that he has passed on.

The report what published by a German news medium DW-TV3. It reported that the industrialist died after a short illness in Germany.

Kogi State | 29-year-old Man in court for killing his 2 daughters

A Lokoja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday remanded a 29-year-old applicant, Anyaogu Samuel in prison for allegedly killing his two daughters.

The accused was brought to the court by the police for allegedly killing his nine months old daughter, Chinoso, and two-year-old Miracle.

The police prosecutor, Sgt. Tuesday Ganagana, told the court that the children were killed on December 25, 2015 and January 1, 2016.

Edo Guber: NLC endorses APC candidate, Godwin Obaseki

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC has thrown their weight behind the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr Godwin Obaseki, urging all workers in the state to vote for the party in Wednesday’s governorship election.

It would be recalled that over 10,000 people from other parties reportedly decamped to the APC ahead of the gubernatorial election which is 24hrs away.

Dangote to create 300,000 jobs via his 17bn dollars refinery - Official

The Dangote Industries Limited 17 billion-dollar refinery project will create over 300,000 direct and indirect jobs by the first quarter of 2019, the Chief Operating Officer, Mr Olakunle Alake, has said.

Alake made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Monday, adding that the refinery, petrochemicals and fertiliser plants were in one location.

He said the project would be the single largest stream in the world.

Rivers State | Kidnapped Corps Members regain Freedom

Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command on Monday rescued a corps member, Helen (surname withheld), who was kidnapped at the corpers’ lodge in Omademe, Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state.

A group of unknown gunmen had stormed the residence of the corps members at about 3am on Friday and whisked her away in an unmarked car.

It was gathered that the incident caused panic among corps members in the area, even as the community’s security group joined forces with the police to search for the victim.

WTF! 40-year-old Man rapes six-month-old baby

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Commandant in Yobe State, Dr. Muhammed Fari, on Monday said a 40-year-old deaf and dumb man, Shaaibu Danladi, raped a six-month-old baby in Potiskum.

The NSCDC boss, who decried the increasing cases of rape, indecency and breach of trust in the state, said medical report indicated that the baby sustained tear in her vagina down to her anus.

It is heartbreaking seeing children going to school without shoes – Lagos State First Lady

The wife of the Lagos State Governor, Mrs Bolanle Ambode, says seeing children going to school without shoes is heartbreaking.

She spoke on Monday in Lagos at the launch of “Project Bright Steps” – her initiative established to address such problems and focus on children’s social welfare, education and healthcare.

She said, “Wearing shoes is not a luxury, but a necessity. It is heartbreaking to see some of our children going to school without shoes.

Pep encourages and have confidence me - Kelechi Iheanacho

Kelechi Iheanacho is refusing to take his place in the team for granted despite being a regular face in Manchester City squad.

The Nigerian has earned rave reviews for his eye-catching performances but he has not carried away as he hopes to keep getting better.

Patience Jonathan to drag EFCC to West African Court

According to reports, Patience Jonathan has concluded plans to drag the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to the African Commission of Human and Peoples Right in Gambia.

Sources close to the legal team said they took the decision to seek legal redress in a court free from manipulation.

Already a new group, The Rebranded Indigenous People of Biafra (TRIPOB) has thrown its weight behind the decision to drag the EFCC before the African Commission of Human and Peopless Right over its case Mrs Jonathan.

APC Chairman, John Oyegun insincere to lead Party - Rep Ayinla

Reactions have continued to trail the recent call by the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Ashiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinunbu that the national chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun should resign for allegedly betraying the trust on him.

Speaking to newsmen in Abuja, the member representing Mushin 11 Federal Constituency of Lagos State on the platform of APC, Bolaji Yusuf Ayinla said that what the party required as the national chairman to steer the ship of the party was a transparent and honest person. According to him, “Asiwaju Ahmed Tinunbu will not make a decision without verifying what he is saying. 

He is tough, fearless and a talented kid - Football Greats hails Alex Iwobi

Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea greats, Dietmar Hamann, Rio Ferdinand and Gianfranco Zola, have all showered encomiums on Nigeria youngster Alex Iwobi following his five-star performance in Arsenal's 3-0 win against Chelsea on Saturday at the Emirates.

Iwobi was the standout performer in Saturday's London derby as he bagged the Man-of-the-Match award.

Say What | Referee and Player Fight Dirty over Red Card (Watch VIDEO)

During a match between Vic Falls Tigers and Amagagasi in Zimbabwe’s Southern Region division, there was a mix drama as players weren't happy with a decision by the referee, the result was embarrassing.

So this is how the gist played out, the referee was officiating a match between Amagagasi and Vic Falls Tigers when he sent off a player with a straight red card.

Kwara State | State Polytechnic expels five students

The authorities of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin has expelled five students for committing various offences contrary to their matriculation oath.

The Assistant Registrar (Academic Affairs), Mr AbdulRahman Muhammad, in a statement in Ilorin on Monday, explained that their expulsion was sequel to the approval of the report of the Students’ Disciplinary Committee and in accordance with Section 14.2 of the Students Regulations.

Borno State Governor calls Boko Haram fighters ‘merchants’ of fear

Following recent attacks by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno, the state governor, Kashim Shettima , on Monday described members of the terror group as “merchants of fear” who are bent on instilling more fears into the people and their communities in the state and the Northeast region generally.

He stated this during an interactive session with journalists in Bama.

Drake's 'Views' Returns to No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart for 13th Week

Drake's Views jumps back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, rising 2-1, and notches its 13 nonconsecutive week in the penthouse. Views' return to No. 1 - after a seven-week break from the top slot - is the longest gap between weeks at No. 1 for an album in over three years.

Views earned 53,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Sept. 22, according to Nielsen Music.

Backstreet Boys put on surprise performance at iHeartRadio Music Festival

The Backstreet Boys gave fans a sneak peeks at what their Las Vegas residency will look like when they took the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival for a surprise performance on Saturday.

The boy band rocked the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, performing some of their biggest hits from the last two decades in an unannounced appearance that sent fans into a frenzy.

Nick Carter, A.J. McLean, Kevin Richardson, Brian Littrell and Howie Dorough performed a short set of their own hits, and were then joined on stage by country stars Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelly of Florida Georgia Line for an epic rendition of their 1997 smash hit "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)."

West Ham boss, Slaven Bilic yet to name baby girl due to club duties

West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic has revealed he has not got around to naming his newborn daughter due to his managerial duties.

Bilic’s wife, Ivana gave birth to their second child on Tuesday after hours before West Ham beat Accrington Stanley in the EFL Cup but the Hammers boss has been pre-occupied sorting out West Ham who may find themselves at the bottom of the Premier League if they lose to Southampton.

He said: I adore my kids but it’s very strange because I had a baby a couple of days ago and I’m totally, totally about football.

Niger Delta youths plead with Avengers to stop bombing pipelines

As the Niger Delta Avengers called off their ceasefire and blew up an oil pipeline in Bonny, Rivers State, some youth leaders in the region have begged the group and other militants to stop further attacks.

The youth leaders, under the aegis of the Grand Council of Niger Delta Youth Leaders, met on Saturday in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, to assess the current situation in the region, after the Friday night bombing of the Bonny pipeline.

Conte reveals Chelsea loss to Arsenal giving him sleepless nights

Antonio Conte revealed he is struggling to sleep after Chelsea's poor form in the Premier League continued at Arsenal.

The Blues' winless run in the Premier League stretched to three matches on Saturday as they were comprehensively beaten 3-0 at Emirates Stadium with Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil on target for the Gunners.

Chelsea, who have not won in the league for nearly a month, slipped down to eighth place following the defeat and are now eight points behind current leaders Manchester City.

Edo Guber | Army deploys 1,900 personnel, six drones, six gunboats

Ahead of the Wednesday’s rescheduled governorship election in Edo state, the Commander, 4 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier-General Benbela Raji, has announced the deployment of 1,900 military personnel, six drones and six gunboats to the state.

Addressing reporters after a combined security meeting with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, yesterday in Benin, Raji explained that the two drones will be deployed in each of the three senatorial districts and six gunboats for the riverine areas.

Raji disclosed that no military personnel would be found at either the voting or collation centres but they would cordon off adjoining routes to the polling units to prevent those that may want to cause havoc.

Cote d'Ivoire and PSG defender, Serge Aurier sentenced to two months in prison

Cote d'Ivoire and PSG full-back Serge Aurier has been given a two-month suspended prison sentence for allegedly attacking a police officer.

The 23-year-old is accused of assaulting the officer after he was pulled over in May, and asked to take a breath test.

Bola Tinubu and those who want him dead - Fani-Kayode

I do not like to delve into matters touching and concerning the APC because I am not a member.

However, what is happening in the ruling party today transcends partisan politics and should be a concern to us all. At the very least we can learn some very hard lessons from it.

The truth is that the behaviour of Chief John Odige-Oyegun towards the man that single-handedly made him the National Chairman of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is reprehensible.

And neither does this matter begin or end with the way and manner in which the Ondo state governorship primaries were conducted or its final outcome.

Chief Amori says James Ibori will return to Nigeria before Christmas

The Odidimadi of Africa, Chief Ighoyota Amori has announced that Chief James Onanefe Ibori, former Governor of Delta State will be home for Christmas.

Did Ronaldo insults Zidane's Mother after Substitution in Las Palmas Game? (Read Details)

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly insulted manager Zinedine Zidane after he was substituted against Las Palmas on Saturday evening.

As reported by Sport, the 31-year-old was caught by cameras muttering to himself while on the bench after being withdrawn from the action. It’s stated Ronaldo said the Spanish equivalent of “your f--king mother” or “f--k you” in the direction of the Zidane.
“Not just that, but he also said...a Portuguese expression somewhere between ‘f--k yourself’ and ‘for f--k’s sake,’” the piece added.

Titus Okunronmu | Who will buy Nigeria's assets?

Dr Titus Okunronmu, a former Director in the Budgetary Department, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has said that selling the country’s assets to boost the economy will further restrict income.

Okunronmu in Ota, Ogun, said that rather than restrict income the government should redistribute income through untapped resources.

According to him, selling the assets to those in government means that income has further been restricted instead of redistributing income.

Edo Guber | NSCDC deploys 20,000 personnel for Polls

Abdullahi Gana, the Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has directed the immediate deployment of 20,000 personnel for the Edo governorship election scheduled for Sept. 28. 

Information about the directive is contained in a statement issued by Assistant Commandant (AC) Emmanuel Okeh, Corps Public Relations Officer in Abuja on Monday.

Borno Government Says It Requires N30 Billion To Reconstruct Bama

The Borno State Government said on Monday that it required about N30 billion for the reconstruction of structures damaged by Boko Haram insurgents in Bama.

The Commissioner of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement, Dr Babagana Umara, stated this while speaking with newsmen in Bama Local Government Area of the state.

Umara explained that more than 10,000 private houses were destroyed by insurgents in the town.

Who constructed the Railway? Jonathan and Buhari on wrangle

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday disagreed with President Muhammadu Buhari over claims by him (Buhari) that he inherited “no light, bad roads, and no railway.”

Buhari, while briefing Nigerians in the United States last week, had said he met nothing on the ground after he took over as the president.

California, US | Three held, including teen, in triple Killings

Police arrested three people, including a 17-year-old girl, on suspicion of killing a couple and their friend inside a Southern California home over the weekend.

Fullerton police Sgt. Jon Radus would not say if the arrested teen was Katlynn Goodwill Yost, whom they had identified earlier as the missing daughter of two of the victims. He said she was located after authorities issued an alert, initially saying they were concerned about her safety.

Jurgen Klopp blast Sakho after His Snapchat Rant

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has promised to deal with Mamadou Sakho following his social media rant.

The French defender who appears to have fallen out his manager after he was sent home from a pre-season tour in America for his attitude. The centre-back then took to the social media to let out his voice but it seems Klopp is unhappy with the rant and has promised to act on the situation.

Bauchi State | Prices of beans, local rice, others crash by 50%

The prices of food items in Bauchi State have continued to crash after months of high food prices.

Reports reveal that the prices of food items have dropped by 50% in the state.

A bag of maize which few months ago was going for N18,000 now sells for N9,000 while local rice that used to cost N35,000 is now being sold at N20,000, a grain seller at Muda Lawal Market, Bauchi, Malam Adamu Kafin Maigari said.

UPDATES | Houston Shooting: Several injured by shooter at strip mall; shooter now in custody

Several people have been shot and injured by a shooter in Southwest Houston.

The shooter has now been shot by Houston Police, according to the HPD Twitter page. No information was immediately available on the shooter's current condition.

OMG! Man bitten by python while trying to take selfie

In a bit to be adventurous, a man has been bitten by a python after trying to take a selfie with the creature. 

It happened in India's northwestern Rajasthan state after forest department officials removed the snake from a school.

Ibinabo Fiberesima visits orphanage home in Gombe state (PHOTOS)

Former President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Ibinabo Fiberesima, is currently in Gombe state.

She visited an orphanage home in the state today and also worshiped at the House on the Rock Church in the state. She shared photos from her visit on Social media.

Gay Activist, Bisi Alimi slams Bobrisky for supporting the Anti-Gay Law

Nigerian gay rights activists Bisi Alimi is highly upset about Bobrisky’s latest interview with TW Magazine’s Adesuwa Onyenokwe.

In the interview, the king of Snapchat and bleaching cream expert clarified once again that he is NOT gay, adding that he only cross-dresses to promote his business.

Adekunle Gold shares his testimony from failing audition to celebrity 'guest performer' at MTN Project Fame

Adekunle Kosoko 'Gold' shared this testimony from failing audition to celebrity 'guest performer' at MTN Project Fame via his Snapchat account.

Check out the trending photo of Okada Rider Carrying 9 Passengers (PHOTO)

This photo is currently causing stir on the internet ... The poster says it happened somewhere in Borno State. But isn't this too risky? ... Who do you think is the rider of the Okada?

Is Couple having s*x on Sunday Morning before going to church, wrong? - Young Lady, Narrates Her Story

A young lady shared this story of what her uncle did to his wife for refusing Sunday morning s*x.

Read what she wrote below:

My Uncle had a mild argument with his new wife and ended up slapping her twice because she denied him s*x yet again after several months of denying him s*x most especially on Sundays. 

Alerts: Fraudsters using Fake Nigeria Custom Letterhead to Defraud Applicant (See Sample)

Fraudsters have become more daring by the day as they have now devised a new tactics to defraud unsuspecting job applicants. The latest trick is to use fake customs letterhead advertising for replacement in the agency.

However, applicants have been warned never to fall victim to the antics of the fraudsters as the Nigeria Customs Service does not do replacements, and when it comes to recruitment, it is well advertised on the National dailies.

Alerts: MMM Crashes in Zimbabwe, Thousands Lose Money in Online Pyramid Scheme

Thousands of people, among them civil servants and vendors, have lost thousands of dollars to fraudulent online pyramid scheme MMM Global Zimbabwe after it collapsed recently.

The social financial network, which relied on an accelerating number of new members to pay off the old, abruptly terminated its services last week leaving participants stranded.

This comes as Econet’s mobile financial service platform, EcoCash yesterday distanced itself from the pyramid scheme. Participants claimed they were using EcoCash for their transactions.

Interview: All you need to know about Nigerian Male Barbie, Bobrisky (VIDEO)

In an exclusive tell-it-all interview with Today's Woman (TW) magazine publisher, Adesuwa Onyenokwe, popular Nigerian alleged gay celebrity, Idris Okuneye a.k.a Bobrisky, has spoken out for the first time about his sexuality, his widely publicized bae, his style of fashion, bleaching business and much more.

Just In | Abuja Judge hands off Nnamdi Kanu’s case

John Tsoho of the Federal High Court in Abuja has stepped down from the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra.

Mr. Tsoho is the second judge to do so.

Mr. Kanu is facing treason charges brought by the Nigerian government for leading a separatist group.

Lovely Photo of DJ Cuppy with her billionaire father, Femi Otedola

DJ Cuppy shared this photo with her billionaire father, Femi Otedola. I love this two, they always seem to have a father and daughter time.
She captioned it: Happy Sunday From Me And My Oga At The Top! 💛🙌🏾✨ #FamilyFirst #PapaCups

Comedian Alibaba writes on lending a helping hand

Ace comedian, Alibaba took took to his Instagram to share this piece ... It is interesting ... 

Read below:
I see what is being inferred here, but I beg to disagree. You can not help someone who doesn't need help. The #Nike #JustDoIt does not apply here. Let me borrow wisdom from MKO Abiola.

Wow! Singer Flavour has been a cute boy from childhood (See Photo)

Chinedu Okoli aka Flavour shares this epic throwback photo from when he was still a boy... He has been an handsome boy!