Wednesday 19 October 2016

See how Arsenal Mesut Ozil celebrates his First ever Hat-trick (PHOTO)

The German talisman scored his first ever hat-trick in Arsenal 6-0 demolition of Bulgarian club Ludogorets. He took to his social media page to share the above picture and captioned it:
Boom Bam Arsenal!💥😁 Brilliant team performance💪🏼 ... & very happy about my first ever hattrick!☺️👍⚽️ #YaGunnersYa #WhatADay #AFCvLUD #UCL

Gospel Singer, Ada Ehi stun in new Photo

Singer Ada Ehi shared this lovely picture of herself on her Instagram Page ... She also shared an inspiring message along with the picture. 

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EFCC arrests two Enugu commissioners, investigates Chime in connection to #DiezaniGate

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested two serving commissioners in Enugu State in connection with investigations into the $115m (N23bn) allegedly disbursed by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, during the build-up to the 2015 presidential election.

The Commissioner for Water Resources, Chief Charles Egumgbe, was the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party campaign office in the state during the 2015 polls, while Commissioner for Tourism, Rita Mba, was the secretary.

Barcelona 4-0 Manchester City: Messi scores Hat-trick as Bravo sees red on return

Lionel Messi marked his return to the Barcelona starting line-up with a hat-trick as a 4-0 win over 10-man Manchester City preserved a perfect start to this season's Champions League campaign for Luis Enrique's men.

Messi came off the bench following a groin injury to score in the 4-0 weekend win over Deportivo La Coruna and he netted a 17th-minute opener at Camp Nou on Wednesday.

City boss Pep Guardiola was back at the ground with which he will for ever be inextricably linked and his team posed plenty of questions either side of Barcelona going in front, until a mindless red card for Claudio Bravo resulted in the game racing away from them.

PHOTONEWS: Ekiti Government to inaugurate grazing enforcement marshalls tomorrow

Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, will tomorrow inaugurate the Ekiti state Grazing Enforcement Marshalls made of heavily built young men that will control the activities of herdsmen in the state.

NAFDAC workers commence warning strike

The lingering management/staff crisis that has threatened the peace of National Foods, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) took another dimension on Wednesday as members of the institution’s union declared a two-week warning strike over what they called management’s deaf ear to their plight.

The placard-carrying unionists who stormed the NAFDAC Headquarters on at Afprint Area of the Oshodi/Apapa Expressway brought activity to a halt as motorists and passers-by on the road got interested in the solidarity of the activists.

Arsenal 6 Ludogorets 0: Ozil hat-trick, Sanchez brilliance, and Walcott's form help Gunners crush Bulgarian club

German International, Mesut Ozil netted a sensational second-half treble to help the Gunners secure three easy points against the Bulgarians at the Emirates Stadium

Mesut Ozil was devastating in front of goal with a second-half hat-trick as Arsenal surged to an easy 6-0 win over Ludogorets in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Why we are no longer the largest buyer of Nigeria’s crude oil - US explains

The United States government has disclosed that it is no longer a major importer of crude oil from Nigeria, explaining that the commencement of the production of Shale oil and gas in the last ten years has changed the American economy such that it’s no longer a major importer of oil, especially from Nigeria.

The country’s Deputy Assistant Secretary, West Africa and Economic and Regional Affairs, Peter Barlerin, made this known in Abuja yesterday, stating that Nigeria is one of the most important countries for the U.S in sub-Saharan Africa.

President Buhari: Chibok girls have seen world’s worst offer

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday regretted that the 21 Chibok girls who were released from the captivity of Boko Haram insurgents last Thursday had seen the worst the world had to offer.

He said it was now time for them to experience the best that the world could offer them.

Buhari spoke while receiving the released girls and their parents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
“These dear daughters of ours have seen the worst that the world has to offer. It is now time for them to experience the best that the world can do for them. The government and all Nigerians must encourage them to achieve their desired ambitions,” the President said.

Emmanuel Emenike Escape Plane Crash with Fenerbahce Teammate

A plane carrying former Super Eagles forward Emmanuel Emenike and his Fenerbahce teammates to Manchester on Tuesday ahead of Thursday’s Europa League game against Manchester United was forced to make an emergency landing because a bird shattered the windscreen.

Fenerbahce, however, announced that there was “nothing alarming” about the incident.

President Buhari’s remarks at reception for 21 released Chibok girls (Full text)

My dear children. This is a happy moment for me and for all Nigerians. I welcome you back to freedom. It is a moment your parents, the Nation and the International Community have been eagerly waiting for, since your abduction on 14th April 2014.

We must from the onset, thank Almighty God for this day that 21 of the Chibok girls have again breathed the air of freedom and are reunited with their parents. We are equally prayerful, that God in his infinite mercies and benevolence, will see to it that the girls remaining in captivity will be freed and returned to us soonest.

PHOTONEWS: Presidential reception at State House for freed 21 #ChibokGirls

President Buhari finally received the 21 release Chibok Girls today. The Photos are the Cross section of the 21 Girls who were recently released from Boko Haram during a Presidential reception for them at the State House, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi ADESHIDA 19/10/2016

Kaduna State | Government denies placing ban on Shi’ites

The Kaduna State Government said on Wednesday that it had not placed any ban on Shi’a Muslims in the state.

Mr Samuel Aruwan, the government spokesman, said at a news briefing in Kaduna, that what the government did, was to declare the operation of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria illegal, as the group was not registered.
“Islamic Movement in Nigeria was never a registered organisation and it refuses to conduct itself with full adherence to the laws of Kaduna State.”

PDP settlement process suffers setback, governors withdraw

The reconciliation process within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may be heading for a fresh deadlock.

These indications follow the sudden cancellation of the inauguration of much anticipated PDP Reconciliation Committee, which was billed to hold yesterday at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.

Leadership gathered that gathering was cancelled after PDP governor’s pulled out of the peace process.

Plus-size model receives death threat for losing weight from oversize activists

A plus-size model has told how she's been subjected to death threats and suicide taunts from "fat activists" who are furious after she dropped a stunning 240lbs.

Rosie Mercado, a mother-of-three from Las Vegas, used to be a size 34 but is now a size 12 to 14.

The 36-year-old has received sick abuse as a results however.

Funke Akindele bare cleavage in new beautiful photo

Beautiful picture ...

Russell Wilson lovely message to his wife, Ciara as she's named Revlon ambassador

Ciara has been made a Revlon ambassador and her husband, Russell Wilson is her biggest fan. He wrote alongside the photo:
Congrats my sweet love. @Revlon could not pick a more stunning & gorgeous Global Brand Ambassador than you. You deserve the world & you will always have mine. I Love You. #RevlonXCiara #ChooseLove

Check out Michelle Obama stunning gold outfit for the Obamas final state dinner (Photos)

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama were a picture of perfection as they waited to greet Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife Agnese Landini, for the Obamas' final State Dinner at the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016.

Angelina Jolie spotted for the first time since filing for divorce from Brad Pitt (PHOTOs)

Angelina Jolie has been spotted for the first time since filing for divorce from Brad Pitt.

The actress was seen with the six children she shares with Brad in Los Angeles on Sunday, where they reportedly visited a rental property.

Oh boy! Tyga loses memory when asked how much he spends on Kylie Jenner

Tyga went into serious medical distress mode Tuesday morning when the lawyer for a jeweler started asking him questions about how much loot he shells out for girlfriend Kylie Jenner.

According to TMZ, celeb jeweler Jason of Beverly Hills hauled Tyga into a hearing to determine if he has enough money to satisfy a $200k judgment for a fancy chain and timepiece.

Obasanjo says It annoys him when people blame Buhari for herdsmen killings

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said he gets angry whenever people blame Buhari for not making comments concerning the destruction were done by herdsmen, and other national issuesThe ex-president aired his thoughts in Abuja on Tuesday at an agriculture seminar in Abuja organised by Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO).

He said 

Wizkid shares pretty photo of his girlfriend, Justin Skye

Star boy CEO, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun aka Wizkid shared the photo of his American singer Girlfriend. Along with the photo, Wizkid wrote: Look at this one!

Tonto Dikeh's husband gifts her 2017 Lexus Jeep, She said this...

Tonto Dikeh is a proud owner of a 2017 Lexus thanks to her husband. According to automobile dealers, they say the car is worth about $90k. A excited shared the photo of her new gift and wrote:

Wife who paid assassins N500,000 to kill husband says she's a frustrated woman (Photo)

'I am a frustrated woman' that is the words of a 41-year-old who was arrested by policemen attached to Area ‘J’ Command, Ajah, Lagos State, for allegedly hiring assassins to kill her husband of 14 years over a disagreement which led to their separation.

The suspect, Mrs. Chika Orji, was arrested following a confessional statement by one of the suspected assassins, Bright Ikechukwu, who was arrested while attempting to break into Mr. Orji’s apartment at Jakande Estate, Ajah.

Kim Kardashian has zero desire to be 'Kim Kardashian' after Robbery

Kim Kardashian West has largely remained under the radar since she was robbed in Paris two weeks ago, and that isn’t likely to change anytime soon.

A source tells PEOPLE Kim, “is still having a difficult time. She has zero desire to resume her old life,” says the insider.

Kanye is currently on his Saint Pablo tour, but regularly flies back to L.A. in between shows.

14-year-old maid writes touching letter after her employer drugged & raped her (See Letter)

The police in Lagos State have arrested a man, identified only as Nathaniel, for allegedly drugging and raping his 14-year-old housemaid in the Ikotun area of the state.

According to Punch Metro, Nathaniel, who stayed on Ajisegiri Street, in the Egbe area, was arrested by the Ikotun Police Division on Sunday.

It was gathered that the suspect allegedly lured his housemaid, Chinwe (pseudonym), with a cup of juice penultimate Monday, which contained a sedative.

Aww! See Queen Wuraola sweet message to the Ooni of Ife as he turns 40

The queen of Ife, Olori Wuraola Ogunwusi took to social media to celebrate her husband,the Ooni of Ife who turned 40.

She wrote:

Khloe Kardashian blast Donald Trump for referring to her as fat piglet

Khloe Kardashian has responded to a report that Donald Trump made rude and offensive comments about her physical appearance and weight while she filmed Celebrity Apprentice.

The Republican nominee's alleged comments about Khloe came out last Friday. 

Trump said:
'Why don't we fire Khloe? She is a fat piglet. Why did we get the ugly Kardashian?' a source who worked on Celebrity Apprentice told the Huffington Post.

Toke Makinwa: Dear Future Husband, I'm working hard, building an empire

It seems Toke Makinwa hasn't given up on marriage just yet! The media personality shared a photo of Michelle and Barack Obama and wrote:
FLOTUS X POTUS #Yunmy #Goals 💯💯💯. Dear future Husband,

Ali Baba: 'Be the lady everyone wants to hear say something'

Ali Baba writes on the importance of ladies creating a balance. The ace comedian wrote below: 
Be a lady that has something to say and someone who everyone wants to hear say something... speak up!!!! Be good all over! I have heard of and know many ladies, who can speak in public and still cook up a storm in the kitchen, serve same to you in the living room and make your head spin in the bedroom and any other room of your choice.

I'm busy here in Ekiti, Save Nigerians from hunger - Fayose to FG after Obanikoro's 'confession'

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has reacted to the alleged confession of former Defence Minister, Mr. Musiliu Obanikoro,in which he said he gave the governor $5.3 million.

He asked the Federal Government and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to pay attention to hunger and suffering ravaging Nigeria and its people and leave me alone.”

In the statement signed by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Fayose said:

Omoni Oboli goes all natural in new picture

Nollywood Actress said she is tired of rocking makeup daily and decided to go bare. The mom of three is a trained digital filmmaker at the New York Film Academy.

Is this picture really makeup free? It is hard to tell with photoshop these days! She looks beautiful anyway

Afrocandy put her legs & thighs on display in new pictures

Soft porn Actress Judith Chichi Opara Mazagwu popularly known as Afrocandy wrote She wrote "Fine Wine! Does it get better than this? Asa Baby! Nothing they can Tell me!"

Sharon Osbourne spends £230k-a-year flying her dogs first class

Popular TV Host, Sharon Osbourne reportedly flies her beloved dogs with her  splashing around £230,000 a year on first class tickets for the pampered pooches. According to MailOnline, the mum-of-three gets around stringent airline rules about pets on board, insisting the dogs are 'emotional support animals'.

Sharon has also spent a further £400 getting Pomeranians Bella and Rocky their own individual pet passports.A pal told MailOnline:

#USElection: Women rally against Trump

Crowds of women converged on Chicago’s Trump Tower Tuesday in the latest of a string of protests over Donald Trump’s incendiary comments on women, brandishing signs saying “Real men get consent” and “P*ssy grabs back.”

Protesters in Chicago and Philadelphia Tuesday, and a day earlier in New York, have been pushing back after the Republican nominee was caught, in a 2005 video, bragging that fame lets him grope women without their consent.
“Just the fact that he’s normaliSing rape culture… is not cool with us,” said Kristin Marks, one of the mostly-female crowd gathered outside skyscraper — emblazoned with Trump’s name — in downtown Chicago.

Amaechi denies visiting Justice Okoro says its false allegation

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has denied the allegation that he approached Justice of the Supreme Court, Inyang Okoro over any case.

Amaechi described the allegation by the judge as a figment of his imagination.

Justice Inyang Okoro, who is among the seven judges arrested by the Department of State Service between October 7 and 8, pointed accusing finger to the former Rivers governor, as the one who instigated his ordeal.

Presidency says Buhari’s government will never victimize anyone

The Presidency Tuesday night said that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari would never victimize anyone for whatever reason.

It, however, stated that the law must run its full course on anyone who breaks it, stressing that the current administration would never be cowed from its anti-corruption war. 

True Confession! Obanikoro says he handed the sum of $5.3 Million to Ayo Fayose

Former Minister of State for Defence, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro has implicated Governor Ayodele Fayose in the N4.745billion wired to a company linked to him by the Office of the National Security Adviser(ONSA) in less than 24hrs after been quizzed by EFCC, the Nation Newspaper Learnt.

The said cash was wired into the company, Sylva Mcnamara within seven months in 2014.

He said N2.23billion was transferred to Fayose out of the slush funds. 

He said out of the sum, he handed over $5,377,000 to Fayose in cash and N1.3billion was received by the governor’s associate, Mr. Abiodun Agbele. 

United States promise to repatriate Nigeria’s stolen funds

The United States will assist Nigeria to repatriate its fund stashed abroad by corrupt public office holders and politicians, its Special Representative to Muslim communities Shaarik Zafar said yesterday.

Zafar, who spoke in an interactive session with reporters in Kano, explained that the U.S. was committed to fast-tracking the process of bringing back the stolen money.

According to him, “before the stolen money could be brought back to Nigeria, certain legal procedures needed to be followed and that is what the U.S. is facilitating.’’

Senate urged Pres Buhari to issue proclamation for 2018 census

The Senate yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to issue a proclamation for the conduct of 2018 population and housing census.

It asked the President to release funds for the exercise.

The last census was held in 2006 during former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration.

The United Nations (UN) advised that census be conducted every 10 years.

Nigeria's importation of toothpicks an "unpardonable sin" - Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday described as “unpardonable sin”, a situation where the country imports toothpick.

He said the country did not need to import frivolities and what it could produce.

The former president, who spoke at the 23rd Annual Development Forum, organised by Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO) Microfinance Bank in Abuja, expressed concern over increasing poverty in the country and inability of families to survive the harsh economy.

Reps say they will empower Nigerian Airforce to fight vandals

The House of Representatives says it is determined to ensure that laws are put in place to empower the Nigerian Air Force to fight pipeline vandalism and other socio-economic vices in the Niger Delta.

The Chairman, House Committee on Nigerian Air Force, Mr. Samson Okwu, said this on Monday when he and members of the committee visited the Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, at the Government House, Yenagoa.

EFCC discovers N22m with a firm linked to Femi Fani-Kayode

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is investigating a company, ICON Environmental Cleaners, said to have link to the former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode.

A top operative of the commission, who spoke to our correspondent on Tuesday, said the operatives of the commission had traced N22m to the firm during investigation.

It was further gathered that operatives of the anti-graft agency were screening documents received from a bank to ascertain the role of one Mr. Oke in the transaction.

Full letter of Justice Okoro accusing Amaechi of trying to bribe him

Embattled Supreme Court judge, Justice John Inyang Okoro, whose home was invaded by the Department of State Services, DSS, has alleged that his travail in the hands of the operatives was in connection with alleged desire of  the Presidency and All Progressives Congress, APC, to win at all cost, election appeals in Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Abia states.

He claimed that Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi tried to bribe him to influence the judgement in favour of the APC.

INEC nominated as Best performing public institution in Nigeria

The Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, has taken the lead as the best performing public institution in Nigeria with 28.6% of the total votes cast in an on-going online poll.

The poll which is tagged: Good Performance Poll for Nigerian Public Institutions is organised by African Leadership Magazine.

According to the poll results, Nigerians have faith in INEC’s ability to conduct free, fair and credible elections in the country, following the just-concluded Edo state gubernatorial election which has been adjudged as free and fair, as well as the preparations for the forthcoming Ondo state gubernatorial election.

Embattled Justice Abang sacks two PDP members of House of Reps

A Federal High Court in Abuja presided over by Justice Abang, has sacked two members of the House of Representatives from Enugu State.

The two sacked legislators, elected to the House on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, are Stella Ngwu representing Igbo-Etti/Uzo-Uwani Federal Constituency and Dennis Agbo representing, Igbo Eze North/Udenu Federal Constituency.

Justice Okon Abang delivered separate judgments in sacking the two legislators on Friday but the enrolled orders of the court were certified on Tuesday.

How Buhari escaped death ‘by inches’ during the Biafra war

President Muhammadu Buhari missed death by a few inches during the civil war, his authorised biographer has revealed.

In the book, Muhammadu Buhari: The Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria, John Paden, a former professor of public administration at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, recounted how the young officer, who commanded a brigade during the war that lasted from 1967-1970, narrowly escaped death.

Rivers State | Police nab Suspected Kidnappers, Recover Stolen Highlander Jeep (Photos)

The Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Rivers State Police Command received a complaint about the kidnap of one Sir Chief Samuel Iheanachor along Aba-Oyibgo Road on October 10, 2016. He was abducted by six armed men while he was driving his Toyota Highlander and taken to an unknown destination.

The Commissioner of Police, CP. Francis M. Odesanya, instructed a discreet investigation into the matter. The jeep was tracked along Aba Road. It was driven by Lance Corporal Abdul Yusuf ‘m’ of the 2nd Brigade and another, both wearing Army uniforms. Both suspects were arrested.

Just In: Members of Boko Haram attack military camp, kidnap soldiers

The insurgents reportedly stormed the camp on Monday, October 17, wounding 13 soldiers and taking away an unknown number of soldiers. 

According to a statement made by the army on Wednesday, October 19, an operation to get back the missing soldiers is still ongoing as the army has gone after Islamic extremists that attacked the camp. 

Monday’s attack comes a week after one faction of Boko Haram released 21 of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped from northeastern Chibok town, and as Nigeria’s government is negotiating for the release of another 83 of the girls abducted 2½ years ago. 

Buhari mourns Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Willie Ojukwu

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday commiserated with the entire Catholic family in Nigeria, particularly those in Abuja, over the passing away of Rev. Fr. Willie Ojukwu.

According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President sent condolences to the family, friends and close associates of the priest who died on Sunday in Abeokuta, Ogun State.