Sunday 2 October 2016

Kumuyi advices Nigerians to look at the brighter side of the country

The General Superintendent, Deeper Life Bible Church, Williams Kumuyi, has urged Nigerians to look at the brighter side of the country as it celebrates its 56th independence anniversary. Kumuyi made the call when he spoke to journalists at the Benin Airport on his way to Delta State for a Church programme on Sunday. 

The cleric also urged the Federal Government to look elsewhere for oil for the country’s economic growth. He said there was hope for the country with the pace of democratic development. He carpeted the recent upsurge in several cases of men of God indulging in undignifying activities and lifestyle. On the nation’s 56th independence anniversary, he said “I would say to start with, we need to thank God in everything, that we got independence that political leaders fought for independence and we got that independence 56 years ago.

Pres. Buhari institutes 24-man Electoral Reform Committee

Perturbed by the current state of affairs in the country’s electoral system, President Muhammadu Buhari, has constituted a 24-man Electoral Reform Committee to be headed by a former Senate President, Dr. Ken Nnamani.

The Committee, whose members were drawn from the Civil Society Organisations, academia, legal profession, traditional institutions, as well as former legislators, will be inaugurated on Tuesday by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN.

PHOTOS: Former President GEJ and Wife, Patience Jonathan visit Bayelsa

Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan along with his wife paid a visit to Bayelsa State after marking the October 1 Independence Day in Abuja.

Dr. Jonathan, who has been dubbed by leading international organisations as the icon of Democracy in Africa and the continent’s foremost Statesman, had in his October 1 Independence Day Message posted on his Facebook page urged Nigerians to be patriotic and work on building Nigeria.

Hillary Clinton gets early vote from 103-year-old woman

At age 103, Ruline Steininger feels that she has little time to waste. That’s why on Thursday, Steininger became one of the first people in her state to vote in person for Hillary Clinton for president, taking one step closer to fulfilling her wish of being alive if Clinton makes history in November.

In a brief backstage meeting with Clinton, to which CNN was given exclusive access, Steininger told the Democratic nominee: “We’re going to put you in the White House.”

Supporters throw support for Trump despite tax revelations

Donald Trump’s supporters rushed to defend him Sunday following reports that he may have avoided paying any taxes for the past 20 years.

Trump neither confirmed nor denied the reports.

The article in Sunday’s New York Times capped a disastrous week for the Republican presidential candidate, focusing renewed attention on his steadfast refusal to release his income tax returns.

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, a key Trump surrogate on the campaign trail, called the reports proof of the New York tycoon’s “absolute genius.”

#ChangeBeginsWithMe must start in APC - Timi Frank to Buhari

Acting National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress APC, Comrade Timi Frank has written an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, saying if Nigerians must key into his recently-launched social reorientation campaign, #ChangeBeginsWithMe, and the president must kick-start the process from within the APC.

Frank was again reacting to the face-off between the national chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and one of its national leaders, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu who had accused the chairman of mishandling the Ondo state governorship primary election of the party. “It is worthy to note that today, we are witnessing the same concerns and fears being expressed by one of the founding fathers of our great party, who also doubles as a national leader agreeing with my earlier call that Chief Oyegun should resign as the National Chairman.

So sad! Story of How Brothers aged 11 and 14 drown in Lagos Lagoon (PHOTOS)

This is so heart-rending ... Someone shared this story of how two little brothers died in Lagos Lagoon. 

Read the story as shared by FCC Jones on facebook…

Anglican Priest shows How Dirty Owerri is under Okorocha’s Administration (PHOTOS)

A clergy at Anglican Diocese of Owerri, Chinemerem Uche, took his own 56th Independence celebration to a whole new level by posing in front of one the “dirtiest” streets (Douglas Road) in Owerri, Imo state, to pop a bottle of wine.

NFF asks Super Eagles Players to buy their own Flight tickets for Zambia

Europe-based Super Eagles players have been advised to purchase their flight tickets to Nigeria for the World Cup qualifier against the Chipolopolo in Ndola, Zambia onOctober 9.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has promised to refund the players when they fly into Abuja, even as it was gathered that the players are owed several match bonuses and other allowances.
“This is not good for our morale going into a big game lie the one in Zambia,” lamented one of the invited players when offering his reaction to the latest order from the NFF.

Troops raid Kaduna and Katsina States, Arrest criminals (PHOTOS)

In continuation with the operations against livestock rustlers, armed bandits and kidnappers within its area of operations, troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army, have conducted clearance operations within Kaduna and Katsina States. In Katsina State, the troops carried out joint patrol at Nashambe village near Karoki in which 2 suspected livestock rustlers, Mallam Lawali Nakaduna and Yahuza Suleiman were arrested in Jibia Local Government Area and handed over to the Nigeria Police.

Ebonyi State | Govt increases workers’ salaries by 5%, free 32 prisoners

Engr. David Umahi, Ebonyi State Governor, has announced an increase in the salaries of workers in the State.

This was announced by Engr. Umahi during the 56th independence day celebration and Ebonyi at 20 held at the Abakaliki Township Stadium on Saturday.

Engr. Umahi also pardoned 32 prisoners and commuted the death sentence of 14 others to life imprisonment, was full of praises for the founding fathers of the state.

Enugu Rangers breaks 32 years jinx, win Nigeria Professional Football League title

Enugu Rangers have won the Nigeria Professional Football League for the first time in 32 years.

The flying antelopes on Sunday evening beat visiting El-Kanemi Warriors by 4-0 at a fully packed Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu.

Chisom Egbuchulam opened scoring just after three minutes from the penalty box, Osas Okoro made it two just before half time.

Burnley 0 Arsenal 1: Koscielny late controversial goal seals three points for Gunners

Arsenal grabbed an injury-time winner to nick a 1-0 win over Burnley at Turf Moor on a weekend manager Arsene Wenger celebrated 20 years in charge of the Gunners.

Chances were few and far between for both sides in a tightly-contested game with Alexis Sanchez having one of the best chances of the game, smashing just wide on the half-volley on 72 minutes, yet minutes later Michael Keane was denied an opener by the woodwork.

Hillary Clinton campaign donations hits record $154m in September

Hillary Clinton said Saturday she raised a record $154 million in September in her race for the White House against Donald Trump.

In August, Clinton raised $143 million and Trump $90 million. It is common for campaign donations to increase as the election approaches. This year the voting is on November 8.

The money is in fact divided between Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic Party.

Patience Jonathan dragged to Code of Conduct Bureau over $22m accounts

Nigeria’s former First Lady Patience Jonathan has been dragged to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) to explain how she got the $22.3 million she is claiming.

Mrs Jonathan had approached court to claim the money found in the accounts of four illegal companies domiciled in Skye Bank.

The accounts and the money had been frozen by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).

Police killings of Kenyans on the rise - Newspaper reports

Police killings of Kenyans are on the rise, a Kenyan newspaper said on Sunday, as it published the country’s first comprehensive database detailing hundreds of such alleged killings in the past two years.

The Daily Nation, one of Kenya’s top selling newspapers, said it hoped the database covering 262 killings since the beginning of 2015 would help policymakers tackle police impunity. Kenya’s struggle to track such killings has many parallels with the United States, the paper’s data editor Dorothy Otieno said. In both countries, the lack of official information about police killings prompted the national media to begin compiling their own statistics, she said.

Tsvangirai says massive protest might see Mugabe remove from power

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe risks being removed from power through massive protests if he doesn’t retire soon, opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, has reportedly said.

The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader said this while addressing his supporters during his party’s 17th anniversary celebrations in Bulawayo on Saturday.

Congo | President Kabila clings to power

Zaire’s President Mobutu Sese Seko shed a tear as he delivered a speech in April 1990 promising his people an end to one-party rule and a future without the man they knew as the Guide.
“Understand my emotion,” he said, his distinctive, deep voice cracking.
In the seven years that followed, the military dictator acted on few of his promises and Zaire sank into chaos, leading to his overthrow in 1997 and helping trigger a series of conflicts that would kill millions of people.

A quarter of a century after Mobutu’s speech, there is a sense of deja vu as the fate of democracy hangs in the balance and fears of civil war grow in Africa’s largest copper producer, now known as Democratic Republic of Congo.

Leicester City 0 Southampton 0: Saints forces holders to a goalless draw at King Power Stadium

Southampton made it six games unbeaten in all competitions as they held Premier League champions Leicester City to a 0-0 draw at the King Power Stadium, though Charlie Austin missed a golden chance for the visitors in the second half.

After an indifferent start to the season, Claude Puel's side have been in terrific form of late and frustrated Leicester for large spells of Sunday's clash, with Austin hitting the woodwork early on.

Claudio Ranieri's men did look dangerous in parts, with Jamie Vardy guilty of squandering a gilt-edged chance before half-time.

Tottenham 2 Man City 0: A dogged Spurs display breaks City's 100% Records

Tottenham turned on the style to end Pep Guardiola's unbeaten start as Manchester City manager in a superb 2-0 victory at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

City had won 10 and drawn one of their opening 11 competitive matches under Guardiola and another win would have seen the Catalan stand alone with the best start to a managerial career in the Premier League.

But Tottenham, who now stand as the only unbeaten side in the league, were rewarded for a sublime display in front of their home supporters, with Mauricio Pochettino's men fully deserving of the three points for a slick and vibrant attacking display.

CBN Governor praises Buhari, security agencies over wife’s rescue

Central Bank Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has expressed gratitude to God, President Muhammadu Buhari, and security agencies for the rescue of his wife, Margaret, from the hands of kidnappers.

He was, however, silent on whether any ransom was paid to secure her release.

Mrs. Emefiele was abducted last Thursday by kidnappers along Agbor-Benin road and taken to an unknown destination.

24 soldiers allegedly captured by Niger Delta Militants

Members of the Concerned Militant Leaders (CML) of Niger Delta region have declared that 24 soldiers captured during their encounter with military men on Friday morning would not be released.

Also, the CML debunked the claim by the military that seven suspected militants were shot dead during the exchange of gunfire, which occurred along Bakassi Peninsula waterways.

Spokesperson of the dreaded militant group, simply identified as General Ben, stated yesterday, that he did not lose any of his combatants, adding that members of the public should discountenance the report.

Photos of Nigerian Students detained in Turkey over failed Coup

These are some of the alleged photos of over 50 Nigerian students and other students arrested in Turkey over the attempted coup.

They were arrested alongside some citizens of the country. The detained Nigerians were all escorted to a room and their passport confiscated by Turkish police, according to Thisday.

The detainees are mainly students of Fathi University, a private university in metropolitan Buyukcekmece district of Istanbul.

David Silva enjoying his new role under Pep Guardiola

Manchester City’s David Silva says he’s very pleased with the “freedom” he has to go forward despite playing in a deeper role under Pep Guardiola.

Silva told the club’s website that he had no complaints about the position change, and hailed Guardiola for allowing his players to take control.
“It is true that I am playing some steps further back sometimes because I have to help in the build-up,” the midfielder said.

19-year-old Kylie Jenner splashes $12 million on a 4th home (See Photos)

According to Trulia, Kylie Jenner has splashed a whopping $12 million on her fourth home in Los Angeles county. 

Pogba reveals his favorite club in England, No it is not United!!! (Read Here)

Paul was a key player for United against Stoke that saw Joe Allen late strike deny them all three points.

According to Goal, Florentin Pogba, brother of Manchester United star Paul, has admitted that his favourite Premier League side is Arsenal.

Man United 1 Stoke City 1: Joe Allen late goal canceled Martial superb strike

A rare error from Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea allowed Stoke City to snatch a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday.

Wales international midfielder Joe Allen, who was earlier on the receiving end of a dreadful high tackle from Ander Herrera, was the beneficiary from De Gea's blunder eight minutes from time.

Stoke edge up to second bottom ahead of Sunderland with their share of the spoils, for which they are largely indebted to their own keeper Lee Grant.

Aww! Toke Makinwa outfit and makeup is ... (See Photos)

Toke Makinwa looked fashion game is one to emulate ... Choi! You just have to go to her IG page and see some for yourself. The Vlogger rock the outfit to Elite Model Look 2016 on Saturday.

Actress Beverly Naya glow in new photos

Beverly Naya shared the photos to her social media page as she stepped out for an event. Her outfit is superb and her makeup simply magnificent. And her about that shoe ... Perfecto! 

It Happened! Kim Kardashian finally exposes her pubic area (18+ Photos)

KUWTK Star, Kim Kardashian is actually trying hard to regain her fame which eventually drop during her pregnancy and saw her sister Kylie rose to fame. 

Blac Chyna joins her BFF Amber Rose, at her 2016 Slut Walk

Amber Rose had her yearly Slut Walk Saturday in Downtown Los Angeles, which had a lot of people in attendance like her BFF pregnant Black Chyna, Benzino's baby mama, Althea, Joan The Scammer, Trina and co.

Super Eagles Striker Odion Ighalo spends time with his family (PHOTO)

Super Eagles and Watford Striker, Odion Ighalo took shared photo of himself having dinner with his family. Ighalo played 58mins yesterday for Watford as they fought hard to earn a point with AFC Bournemouth. He was replaced with Nigeria's Isaac Success who later scored the vital good for his team to earn a point.

Gov Peter Obi delivered a powerful presentation at the Platform (Watch Videos)

A lot of Nigerians found former Anambra state governor, Peter Obi's presentation at the Platform, an annual event on leadership, business, creativity and national empowerment, which held in Lagos Saturday, as very deep and honest. In his presentation, the former governor narrated how he was able to cut down on reckless spending when he was in office.

#NigeriaAt56: Clarion Chukwurah rock a crop top at Independence day parade in New York

The actress proudly showed off her midriff  in a crop top as she celebrated Nigeria Independence day in New York yesterday October 1st.

Police impede mum from jumping in front of train with her 9-year-old daughter

A suicidal mom, 43-year-old Gabriella Georgescu, holding her 9-year-old daughter threatened to jump in front of an oncoming subway train in Midtown, New York on Friday. According to the Police, Georgesc was raving and ranting about killing herself and her child as she stood close to the edge of the platform at 59th St. and Lexington Ave. just before 5 p.m.

Alarmed passengers and an MTA worker who heard her threats alerted the police. A plainclothes police officer arrived to find Georgescu leaning near the gap as a northbound 6 train rolled into the station, according to cops.

Watch Footage of two girls attempting to R*pe a Guy (VIDEO)

Read via Linda Ikeji:
The video is quite confusing. The two girls seemed to be forcing themselves on the guy...with one trying to get him aroused so the other one can mount him.

What Nigeria Means To Me By Reuben Abati

Special Adviser, Media, and Publicity to Former President Goodluck Jonathan write on an interesting topic, Read below:

The various reactions on Independence Day yesterday can only compel us to ask one question: what does Nigeria mean to you or me? I had written a piece on Friday, September 30, in which I advised that Nigerians should embrace hope rather than despair and that in the long run, it shall be well with our country. 

I also recommended as part of the celebration, Timi Dakolo’s soul-inspiring and masterly song, “Great Nation”, hoping that special attention will be paid to its touching lyrics. 

Wonders! After 19 daughter's, 29-year-old mom says she won't stop until she has a son

Augustina Higuera may just be 29 but she is very proud to be a mother of 14 girls! And if that wasn’t staggering enough, she beat odds of 500,000 to one to give birth to a third set of twins two months ago.

But the super mum is less thrilled that against all odds, all of her ­children are girls – and she has vowed to keep going until she has given husband Jose, 30, a son.

She said:

#NigeriaAt56: My government is working on providing solution to challenges and sufferings – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians of his administration’s resolve towards providing a lasting solution to the country’s challenges.

In his State of the Nation address to mark Nigeria’s 56th Independence Anniversary on Saturday, Buhari stressed that there were solutions to the current woes and his government was pursuing them in earnest.

Commending Nigerians for their patience, steadfastness, and perseverance, the President said, “You know that I am trying to do the right things for our country.”

Will you take your GF back if She Cheated & Got Pregnant? Someone did!!!

This is a conversation that took place on twitter ... One user @UnoThemOnes tweeted that he has never seen a guy who forgave her girl for cheating but in a shocking response, another user @datblacboi said his ex-cheated and even got pregnant for another guy and he still forgave her and took her back. That's brave if you would ask me ... Not many guys will be able to take such decision.

Have you seen Olajumoke Independence Day Shoot? (Check Here)

TY Bello and Inspiring Model, Olajumoke team up once again to deliver this beautiful Nigeria's 56 Independence day photo.

TY shared the photo with the caption:

Too Hot! Toolz perfectly displays her curves in this hugging dress (Photos)

Delectable AOP, Toolz figures perfectly displayed in this hugging dress to the second edition of Baileys Nigeria & BellaNaija Weddings‘ Wonderland in Lagos.

The Curvy Mrs was also spotted with her husband, Noble Igwe and Basketmouth


Hard Rock Cafe Lagos kicks off celebrations for the Vegetarian Awareness Month in October as they expand their legendary menu offerings and introduce new meatless options. On Saturday,October 1, 2016, Hard Rock Cafe Lagos along with other Hard Rock franchises around the world will begin serving the new vegetarian menu comprising of over 25 meatless options from Vegetarian Burgers, Wraps, Salads, Flatbreads and Juices, this falls on World Vegetarian Day which coincidentally is also on Independence Day.