Saturday 21 January 2017

Special Assistant to Buhari, Garba Shehu mocks Jonathan; says Buhari not dead

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, has mocked immediate former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, for visiting Olusegun Obasanjo and not attending Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th US president.

Jonathan was rumoured to have been invited for Trump’s inauguration as president, but was instead spotted at Obasanjo’s hometown on a visit.

Shehu was responding to rumours making the rounds on social media, that his principal, who is away on a 10-day vacation, has died in a UK hospital.

Breaking: President Trump Deletes Homosexual, Lesbians Right From Official US Website

Day two on the journey of been the President of United States, it is unclear if Donald Trump has issued a statement to take off several social issues from US official website whiteHouse.gov, this including a page dedicated to LGBT rights.

A report on the Labor Department’s website on LGBT workers rights was also removed.

Advocates for the LGBT community are worried about what a Trump administration would mean for the progress made on equality issues under President Obama. As a candidate, President Trump said he is opposed to same-sex marriage and Vice President Pence has taken strong anti-gay rights stances throughout his political career.

Twitter investigating issue with 'POTUS' transition

Twitter says it's investigating an issue with the transition from former President Barack Obama to President Donald Trump on the official @POTUS account, after users complained they were mistakenly added as followers. 

The plan is part of a broader digital transition connected to the White House's social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. For Twitter, Trump assumes the POTUS handle, while Obama shifts to a new handle, @POTUS44. The POTUS account would start over at zero tweets, but include all its followers, which sat around 13 million before the transition was formally completed. POTUS44 would serve as an archive of tweets during the Obama administration.

Donald Trump begins Day Two of presidency with prayers

President Trump's first full day includes prayers and a visit with spies.

Nearly 24 hours after being sworn in as the nation's 45th president, Trump attended a National Prayer Service at Washington National Cathedral before traveling to CIA headquarters "to thank the men and women of the intelligence community," spokesman Sean Spicer said.

Lol! See Christine Teigen classic reply to a Twitter troll

Few hours ago, Christine 'Chrissy' sarcastically replied to a comparison of the fashion sense of Trump's wife, Melania and a former first lady, Jackie Kennedy. 

A twitter troll, who's definitely not beautiful, attempted to drag her. Chrissy's reply was classic.

See what she did next:

Wayne Rooney breaks Bobby Charlton’s Manchester United scoring record

Wayne Rooney broke Sir Bobby Charlton’s all-time goal-scoring record for Manchester United on Saturday with his 250th for the club in a 1-1 draw at Stoke City.

The striker produced a superb free kick four minutes into stoppage time to save United from defeat and extend their unbeaten run to 13 games.

Rooney, 31, had to wait two weeks to break the record after levelling it with his 249th goal in the FA Cup third-round game against Reading. His late strike at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday moved him ahead of England and United legend Charlton.

Thousands join London in protest against President Dump Trump

Thousands of people marched through central London on Saturday as part of a global day of protests against new US President Donald Trump and his derogatory remarks about women.

The largely female crowd, which also had many men and children, marched from the US embassy to Trafalgar Square, chanting “dump Trump” and waving banners demanding equal rights.
“Trump Special Relationship: Just Say No” and “Our Rights Are Not For Grabs — Neither Are We” were among the banners held aloft, along with “We shall overcomb” and “Make bigotry wrong again”.

Sergio Aguero extends contract with Manchester City

Sergio Aguero has signed a one-year contract extension at Manchester City, tying him to the Premier League side until June 2020.

The 28-year-old has twice won the title with City – unforgettably netting an injury-time winner against QPR in 2012 to clinch glory – and has established himself in third on their all-time goalscoring charts with 154.

He would be expected to overhaul all-time leading marksman Eric Brook’s figure of 178 if he sees out the duration of his new terms, although the Argentina international’s future at City has been the subject of speculation during Pep Guardiola’s time as manager and the club has not formally announced the deal.

NDLEA apprehend textile trader with N426m drug on flight to Cambodia

47-year-old textile trader, Ifeka Obi, was about to board a flight at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Wednesday when a search of his baggage revealed a curious cargo.

Tucked within a load of foodstuffs, which he told operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency at the scene that he was exporting for sale in Cambodia was 4.4kg of methamphetamine.

According to the NDLEA, at about $325,000 per kilogramme, the narcotic cargo Obi was caught with will fetch his handlers at least $1.4m (about N426m).

About 236 Killed In Rann Accidental Airstrike - Official

Officials of Kalabalge Local Government Area (LGA) in Borno State have claimed that at least 236 died during the recent military operational error in Rann.

They have demanded compensation for survivors of the unfortunate mishap.

Kalabalge, one out of the 20 LGAs infiltrated by Boko Haram terrorists in the wake of the insurgency, is 170 kilometres away from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.

It was liberated eight months ago by troops with the support of the Multi-National Joint Task Force, who rescued thousands of hostages and opened up the town for humanitarian services.

This is Serious! Check out Toyota Nigeria's new price list for 2017

The hike in price of Toyota motors has got everyone talking. Take for example, Toyota Corolla that was N7million in 2014, that same car is now N21million.

Gospel Singer, Kirk Franklin and wife celebrates 21st wedding anniversary

Gospel Singer, Kirk Franklin celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary today. The singer took to his IG page to send his wife some sweet words.

Read what he wrote below:

See how a random guy wanted to scam Nollywood actress using MMM

Actress Mercy Macjoe was on her own when this young man chatted her up and this conversation happened. Photo credit - Seun Oloketuyi

See her photo below:

Iyabo Ojo says not every man who cheats on a lady is bad

Nollywood actress took to her Instagram page to share her opinion about the relationship. Read what she wrote below:
Ladies, Not every man who cheats on u is bad! it's in their nature to cheat as every man has a bit of it deposited in them. He may love u but still cheat on u, as long as he respect, care n keeps it far away from u. 

Late blessed Tansi's remains allegedly healed crippled man in Aguleri, Anambra state (Photos)

A crippled man rose to his feet after an exposition of the remains of Blessed Iwene Tansi in Aguleri, Anambra state.

Facebook user Tobe Ozoemenam shared the photos and said:

Five US Presidents Members Of Racist Cult Ku Klux Klan (PHOTOS)

Many people would be shocked to know that at least five U.S. Presidents were members of the Ku Klux Klan. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, ”the KKK started in the summer of 1866 when six ex-Confederate officers decided to organize a social club. They decided to use the term “kuklos,” which means circle. After adding the word klan, the name Ku Klux Klan was born.

In his book, “Setting the Record Straight: American History in Black & White,” David Barton details the political history of the KKK, noting that the original targets of the Klan were Republicans, both black and white, and that between 1882 and 1964, 3,446 blacks and 1,297 whites were lynched by the Klan.

Apostle Suleiman instructs his security officers to kill and cut off the head of any Fulani herdsman they see around him or the church premises

Senior pastor of the Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleiman, has instructed his security officers to kill any Fulani herdsman that they find around him or his church premises.

Suleiman who had a running battle with Kaduna state governor, Nasir El Rufai, after the governor gave an order that churches in his state must obtain license from the state before they can preach (read here) told his congregation while preaching last Sunday January 15th, that someone called him to intimate him that there is an alleged plan to send some Fulani herdsmen to kill him. He says he has instructed his security officers to kill any herdsmen seen around him or around his church premises.

Bus accident in Italy leaves 16 people dead

According to Italian news agency ANSA, a bus returning from a school trip hit a pylon of a bridge near Verona in northern Italy this morning, leaving at least 16 people dead and 39 others injured.

The bus was reportedly returning to Budapest, Hungary, from a school field trip in a mountain resort in France when the incident happened at the junction of Verona East on the road toward Venice, ANSA said.

Bishop Odutemu tells Buhari, others to forget re-election in 2019 if they don’t repent

The Bishop of Ughelli Diocese (Anglican Communion) Rt. Rev. Dr. Cyril Odutemu yesterday told President Muhammadu Buhari that the deployment of warships, including fighter jets, to the Niger Delta will not stop the agitations in the region.

This is also as he declared that President Buhari and other politicians would face hurdles in the 2019 general elections.

Bishop Odutemu made the assertion during a service marking the centenary birthday of the Ohworode of Olomu Kingdom at Otor-Orere Olomu Kingdom, in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State.

Check out this amazing makeup transformation photos

The trend of makeup transformation in Nigeria has hit top gear as a lot of makeup artist has now garnered the skills of addition and subtraction in makeup artistry. Above is one of such example.

Irish woman call out top Uganda female DJ after sleeping with my husband

Irish Twitter user, Alison Gallagher and mother of 3 kids is calling out a female Ugandan DJ for sleeping with her husband. In a recent tweetstorm, Alison says, 'woman code all over the world is the same...you don't sleep with another woman's man.... especially when she at home with 3kids'. 

See the rest of her tweets after the cut:

Okonjo-Iweala: Donald Trump will let Africa shape its own destiny

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, two-time minister of finance in Nigeria, says Donald Trump will give Africa the chance to shape its own destiny.

Speaking in an interview with BBC on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, Okonjo-Iweala said Africa may not be priority for the Trump presidency, but there is no need to despair.
“There are two schools of thoughts, but one very interesting one, to which I subscribe is that maybe Africa is not top of the agenda for the incoming government, therefore, that could really provide a chance for Africa to craft its own narratives,” she said.

Liverpool legend, Steven Gerrard returns to club as coach

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, has returned to the club as an Academy coach.

The 36-year-old has been in talks with the Reds since November 2015, about helping the club shape their future generation.

Gerrard eventually retired from playing football last year, but his appointment was only confirmed on Friday.

Tonto Dikeh breastfeeds her baby while smoking - Domestic staff gives details on actress marriage saga

In the last few days, the social media have been saturated with the crisis that allegedly rocked Tonto Dikeh's marriage. The issues have generated a lot of controversies because of the personalities involved.

An insider, a domestic staff for the family, has spilled alleged details on the marriage scandal.

According to an exclusive information gotten from one of Tonto's domestic staff, who does not want to be mentioned, the actress returned to her lifestyle of smoking marijuana which usually triggers her to destroy family properties at the slightest provocation. This was revealed to have happened over three times including burning the husband's clothes and expensive interior valuables.

2019: PDP to form alliance with other political parties to dethrone APC

The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has disclosed that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is already reaching out to some political parties in its effort to regain power in 2019.

Ekweremadu, who made the disclosure in Abuja, said the development will help reposition the party ahead of the next general election.

He said, “What you are seeing today is the party’s efforts to rebuild and reposition itself ahead of 2019.

Liverpool 2 Swansea City 3: Sigurdsson late winner help relegation threaten Swansea beat Reds in Anfield

Fernando Llorente and Gylfi Sigurdsson dealt a blow to Liverpool's Premier League title chances as Swansea City edged a five-goal thriller 3-2 at Anfield on Saturday.

Sigurdsson proved Swansea's matchwinner as he pounced on a poor defensive clearance from Ragnar Klavan, the Iceland international securing Paul Clement's maiden win and Liverpool's first league loss at home since January 2016.

Adam Lallana and Tom Carroll had the best chances of a lacklustre opening half, but that all changed after the restart as the game burst into life.

Llorente struck his first goals away from the Liberty Stadium to put Swansea 2-0 ahead before Roberto Firmino lifted some of the gloom with his seventh in the league this season.

Study says Pepper consumption could help you live longer

Do you have an aversion to hot chilli pepper? It’s probably time to have a rethink.

A new study published in PLOS One says the consumption of hot chili pepper may extend one’s life.

To arrive at this assumption, researchers analysed data from over 16,000 Americans who were monitored for an average of nearly 19 years.

They found that hot red chili pepper consumption was associated with a 13 percent lower risk of death.

Malia Obama to intern in Hollywood before heading to Harvard

Malia Obama has landed an internship with Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

The 18-year-old, who’s the former first daughter of the United States, will start her position with the Oscar-winning producer in February before heading to Harvard in September.

Notedly, this isn’t the first time Malia is stepping into Hollywood. In 2015, Malia worked as an intern in New York on Lena Dunham’s HBO series Girls.

Amina Mohammed: 'Leaving Nigeria for UN was most difficult decision of my life'

As friends and colleagues converged on the Oriental Hotel in Lagos on Thursday to congratulate and bid Amina Mohammed farewell, the celebrant looked full of life and drained all at once.

Mohammed is leaving the job as Minister for Environment in Nigeria to take up a role as Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Thursday's congratulatory dinner left the pretty Mohammed with bags of emotions so mixed, she told Pulse she was overwhelmed by it all.

Yahya Jammeh: My love for Gambia made me step down

In his first address to the nation since continental leaders made practical move to forcefully eject him, Yahya Jammeh said his decision to quit was not dictated.

Making the announcement on state TV after talks with the presidents of Guinea and Mauritania, Jammeh said he believed that it was not necessary to have a “single drop bloodshed”.

Ending his speech in a shaky voice, he thanked his mother, wife and children for all their prayers and support throughout the 22 years he ruled the country.

Remo Omokri: Why President Buhari Ran(n) to Gambia and Away From Rann

Reno Omokri, former Presidential aide has written a new opinion piece on the bombing of the IDP camp in Rann, Borno state, the crisis in Southern Kaduna and the Gambia crisis.

Read Omokri's article below:

President Muhammadu Buhari wants to intervene in The Gambia to prevent a breakdown of law and order which will lead to a humanitarian crisis. The Gambia has a population of 1.8 million people, while Kaduna has a population of 6 million people of which over 2 million of those are in Southern Kaduna.

Donald Trump preaches ‘buy America’ ... but his 'make American great again' hats were made in China

One of the biggest cheers President Donald Trump received from supporters watching his inaugural address on Friday was his call to “buy American and hire American.”

It was a moment rich in irony.

Many of those supporters were sporting Trump’s trademark red ‘Make America Great Again’ baseball caps that were made in China, Vietnam and Bangladesh.

Some were horrified when they discovered their Trump hats were foreign made.

Rob Walker, 44, who had driven to Washington from Georgia with his wife Abby, 36, had stopped at a truck stop on the way to buy a ‘Make America Great Again’ cap.

Police IG raises alarm over more Policemen committing suicide

The Nigerian Police Force is worried over the rising cases of suicide among its officers across the country.

The Assistant Inspector General of Police (IGP) Zone 5, Abubakar, Mohammed, lamented the development in an interactive session with policemen in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, on Thursday.

He said recent statistics confirmed that more policemen are taking their lives.

Mohammed, a former Director at the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) office in Lyon, France, said the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) has ordered senior police officers to have close relationship with their subordinates.

Gov Rochas Okorocha says political future of Igbos rest in APC

Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo has reiterated that the political future of the Igbo race can only be guaranteed in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Okorocha, the Chairman of APC Governors Forum, said that South-East could not afford to be in opposition party, and urged all Igbos living outside the zone to join the APC.

The governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Sam Onwuemeodo, restated this in Owerri on Saturday.

Son of Nigerian diplomat bags life sentence over rape, murder

A court in Scotland on Friday sentenced a Nigerian man to life in prison after finding him guilty of raping and killing a sex worker in February 2016, Scottish press reported.

Bala Chinda, a 26-year-old son of a Nigerian diplomat, murdered Nkechi McGraa by asphyxiation at an apartment in Union Terrace, Aberdeen, Scotland’s Press and Journal reported.

The reports said Mr. Chinda approached Ms. McGraa, a 37-year-old mother of one and commercial sex worker, for her service the night before the incident on February 11, 2016.

A violent rage broke out between the two when Mr. Chinda could not pay for Ms. McGraa’s service the next day, which led to her death after being beaten and suffocated, according to court proceedings.

Nollywood actress shares photo of her husband at Donald Trump’s inauguration

Nollywood actress, Stephanie Okereke’s husband, Linus Idahosa, was present at President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The proud wife shared a photo of him at the event and wrote:
Hubby at #President Donald Trump’s inauguration .#inaugurationday2017 #Inauguration#LinusIdahosa #VIP #washiongtondc

Actress in center of Tonto Dikeh's marriage saga jet off for holiday says "keep calm or not, I don’t care"

After debunking rumours of having an affair with Tonto Dikeh’s husband, Churchill, stating that the latter is like her mentor, actress, Rosaline Meurer has shared new photos as she sets out for a vacation with her ‘bae’.

Also addressing those hating on her, the actress says, “Keep calm or not I don’t care, I’m on vacation”.

Edo Pastor Accused Of Adultery says “He Didn’t Sleep With Church Member’s Wife”

Presiding pastor of Miracle House of God Prophetic Ministry in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo State, Prophet Great Emokpae, who was accused of being involved in an amorous affair with the wife of one Anthony Ehikioya, has denied the allegation.

Ehikioya had last Sunday, accused Emokpae of having a romantic relationship with his wife after he reportedly obtained an audio recording of a conversation between the two.

He also accused his wife, Bridget, of infidelity, an allegation she also denied. The development led to the destruction of some property belonging to the church on Ituanyemwangbon Street by a group of angry youths.

“When Your First Love Is Your Last Love” – Childhood Lovers Turn Husband And Wife (Photo)

If you have a best friend of the opposite sex right now, y’all better be working towards marriage you see ... cause there’s nothing as delightful as marrying your best friend! 💕💕💕

JUST IN: Policemen open fire on UNIOSUN students

There is confusion at Oke Baale area of Osogbo, the Osun State capital, as some policemen allegedly opened fire on some students of the Osun State University while playing football on Saturday morning.

Our correspondent gathered that that two students were hit by the bullets.

One of them identified as Abiola Kazeem, was said to have been hit on the stomach and was rejected at two hospitals before he was taken to LAUTECH Teaching Hospital Osogbo where he is now being treatment.

The other victim, Ibrahim , was said to have been hit by the bullet in the mouth.

Check out this lovely photo of Governor Obiano chilling with his family

This lovely photo of governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state relaxing with his wife and children will let you know that he is really a family man. Despite his tight schedule, he still has time for his family.

Photos: Check out the signatures of US last four Presidents Trump, Obama, Bush & Clinton

President Donald Trump signed his first official documents as the 45th president of the United States after being sworn in on Friday, January 20, and people across the globe watching the ceremony take place also noticed something interesting: his unique signature.

55-year-old man loses his penis after fight over parking space

A man has had his penis removed after getting into a row over a parking space in Minsk, central Belarus.

The argument broke out when a younger man, 33, took a shovel and used it to clean a space out of the snow for his wife to park. 

Buhari renominates Magu for EFCC Chairmanship

President Muhammadu Buhari has once again submitted the name of Ibrahim Magu, the current acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), as his candidate for the substantive chairmanship of the anti-corruption agency.

A highly placed source at the Presidency told Saharareporters today that Mr. Magu’s name had been forwarded to the office of the Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki. “I can confirm that President Buhari submitted Ibrahim Magu’s name just before he began a 10-day vacation in Britain on Thursday,” the presidential source revealed.

The REAL reason Goodluck Jonathan visited Obasanjo

Former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan on Friday met at a remote village in Ogun State to hold talks aides say centred on mending their strained relationship.

The two leaders met for several hours in Ibogun-Olaogun, the ancestral hometown of Mr. Obasanjo, taking a stroll together through the community before being treated to a sumptuous meal, sources familiar with the matter told PREMIUM TIMES.

Mr. Jonathan arrived Ibogun-Olaogun in company with a former Minister of Special Duties, Kabiru Turaki, and one of his childhood friend whom sources identified simply as “Turner.”

The delegation flew in a private helicopter to the village, arriving at about 11 a.m. to meet Mr. Obasanjo who earlier drove there from his home in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

Ibogun-Olaogun is in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Shamed Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh departs into exile today

Gambia’s former president, Yahya Jammeh will now leave Banjul on Saturday with President Alpha Conde of Guinea, to begin a new life in exile.

This followed Friday’s final peace move by Conde and Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.

The two West African leaders travelled to Banjul to persuade the long ruling Jammeh to leave peacefully before West African forces pounced on him.

Actor Jim Iyke and his latest stylish photos

Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke fashion sense is something to learn from. The star actor is currently in the United States working on some projects.

Toke Makinwa wants to give her dog Coco away 'cos it ate her expensive shoes (Photos)

Media Personality, Toke Makinwa is currently furious with her dog who turned 6 months last November.

According to the stunning vlogger, the cute dog ate her expensive pair of shoes for dinner and Toke is right now looking for who to give the dog out to for free.

See here tweets below:

Father force electric heater into son’s anus for allegedly being gay (Graphic photo)

A Director of Planning in one of the ministries in Borno State, whose name has not been revealed, has been arrested by the state Police for allegedly inserting electric heater into the anus of his 10-year old son for being gay. The director committed this inhumane act over allegations that his young had been engaging in homosexual activities with some politicians.

His 10-year-old son, however claimed to have been raped at their 1000 Government Housing Estate residence, but his father didn't believe him. He reportedly chained the little boy before he carried out the barbaric act.

FIFA appoints Amaju Pinnick into Organising Committee for Competitions

World football –ruling body, FIFA, has named the President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, into one of its most important committees – the Organising Committee for Competitions.

Hitherto, the world body had different committees for organization of its several competitions, including the FIFA World Cup, FIFA Confederations Cup, FIFA Women’s World Cup, FIFA U20 World Cup, FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup, FIFA U17 World Cup, FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup, FIFA Club World Cup and the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.