Monday 20 February 2017

(Must Read) Nigerian medical doctor/scientist slams Big Brother Naija organisers

A Nigerian medical doctor and research scientist, Dr. Uju, has some words for the organizers of the Big Brother Naija Reality show.

According to her post on Facebook, apart from the mouth-watering profit the companies sponsoring it stands to get, the said TV reality show has no single positive impact on the Nigerian citizens neither does it have on its dwindling economy.

Read all she wrote below:

TV Host, Ryan Seacrest's mansion catches fire (photo)

Ryan Seacrest's $50 million mansion caught fire Sunday night leaving some heavy damage.

TMZ reports it was an electrical fire off Seacrest's driveway which spread to nearby trash cans.

The former American Idol host, 42, shared a photo of the burned wreckage on Instagram.

Nigeria's senate deputy chief whip's office gutted by fire

The office of Nigeria's senate deputy chief whip, Senator Francis Alimikhena, was gutted by fire this morning.

The fire destroyed electrical appliances in the office of the senator representing Edo North senatorial district before it was put off, The Nation reports.

Finally, #BBNaija Gifty explains why she doesn't know Banky W or Falz

Former Big Brother Naija housemate Gifty has explained in a long post why she said she doesn't know Banky W and FalztheBadGuy.

Read below:

Sunday Oliseh’s Fortuna out of relegation with win

Fortuna Sittard subdued Utrecht II 4-1 to swim out of the relegation places in the Netherlands’ Eerste Divisie on Friday.

Goals from Emrah Bassan, Finne Stokkers, Djibril Dianessy and Nigerian Junior Torunarigha ensured Sunday Oliseh’s side secure his third win against relegation-threatened Robin Pronk’s men.

Bassan opened the scoring in the 12th minute and Stokkers doubled the lead in the 26 minute to the half time break.

Gunmen kill 21 in fresh Southern Kaduna attacks

About 21 persons have been reported killed in fresh attacks on villages of Kaura and Jema’a Local Government Area, in the southern part of Kaduna State.

The state government on Monday confirmed the renewed attacks, as it said that the Garrison Commander of the 1 Division of the Nigerian Army and the state’s Commissioner of Police have relocated to the troubled areas.

President Buhari’s health sparks fresh debate on leadership in Nigeria

The protracted absence on medical grounds of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has stoked fears of a full-blown political crisis at the heart of Africa’s most populous nation.

The 74-year-old former army general left Abuja for London on January 19, leaving Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo in charge while he took time off.

But on the eve of his return earlier this month, it was announced that he was prolonging his stay to enable him to collect the results of unspecified medical tests.

Akwa Savings and Loans sacks 40 staff

The Akwa Savings and Loans Limited, owned by the Akwa Ibom government, said it had disengaged about 40 employees.

The bank’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr Ebong Bassey, disclosed this at an interactive session with newsmen in Uyo on Monday.

He said, “We have disengaged 40 of our staff and very soon more than 50 others will also be disengaged.
“This is a move to aggressively restructure the bank and reposition it for global competitiveness.”

Mathias Pogba: I told Paul Pogba to leave Man United for Juventus

Guinean attacker Mathias Pogba has revealed that he encouraged his younger brother Paul Pogba to quit Manchester United in favour of Juventus back in 2012.

Mathias, a striker for Dutch side Sparta Rotterdam and the twin brother of Florentin Pogba, said that at the time he believed Paul Pogba’s career would be best served by leaving Old Trafford.

Osun court sentenced two men to death by hanging for armed robbery

An Iwo High Court Judge in Osun, Justice Moshood Adeigbe, on Monday sentenced two men, Sunday Ishaih, and his friend, Akeem Lamidi, to death by hanging for armed robbery.

The duo were arraigned earlier on a two-count charge of conspiracy to commit robbery and armed robbery

Adeigbe in his ruling said that the state prosecutor had proven his case beyond any reasonable doubt.

He said that it was established that the duo committed the robbery offences.

Ghana's Former President, Rawlings bemoans Nigerians praying of Buhari’s death

Ghana’s former President, Jerry John Rawlings, has bemoaned Nigerians praying for President Muhammadu Buhari’s death.

He described the emergence of President Buhari as a divine intervention because of his anti-corruption credentials.

Rawlings made this known weekend during a courtesy call on him by a group of actors including legendary actor, Pete Edochie.

I regret supporting Sheriff… it’s one of my worst political decisions - Wike

Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, has said his support of Ali-Modu Sheriff is one of the worst political decisions he’s ever made.

Wike and Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, had backed Sheriff to emerge as chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) before their relationship went awry and a leadership battle began.

This degenerated into series of lawsuits that culminated in the recent affirmation of Sheriff as PDP chairman by an appeal court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

No plan ‘B’ if Luis Enrique leaves – Barcelona President

Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, says Manager, Luis Enrique has the full backing of the club.

Bartomeu revealed that the club has no Plan B should the coach decide not to continue when his contract expires in June.

Barcelona’s 4-0 bashing at Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last Tuesday has fuelled speculation that Enrique will not remain as the club’s manager for a fourth season.

Why we sent our reporter to interview Buhari in London – Guardian Newspaper

Following the harassment that greeted the attempt of Nigeria's Guardian journalist, to interview President Buhari in London, the Editor of the Newspaper has spoken on the issue.

On Monday morning on Channels' TV Sunrise Daily, Abraham Ogbodo, Editor of The Guardian said the visit of their journalist is not unconnected to the fact that the President himself has remained silent on his health status, and that everything is open to speculations. ''Journalists must do their work. So everybody is finding a way.'', he said.

Brazilian footballer leaves pitch in tears after racial abuse

Partizan Belgrade's Brazilian midfielder Everton Luiz left the field in tears yesterday after being racially abused by supporters of local city rivals Rad.

Luiz, 28, was jeered and taunted with monkey noises every time he touched the ball and some Rad fans unfurled a banner insulting the Brazilian towards the end of the game.

Osinbajo meets governors, ministers over rice, wheat

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday presided over a meeting of the Presidential Task Force on Rice and Wheat as part of Federal Government’s efforts aimed at food security.

Those who attended the meeting included four state governors -Abubakar Bagudu (Kebbi); Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano); Badaru Abubakar (Jigawa) and Dave Umahi (Ebonyi).

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun; Minister of Agricluture, Audu Ogbeh; and the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, also attended.

Nigeria Central Bank announces new foreign exchange policy

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has released a new foreign exchange policy in the country with immediate effect.

The new policy is sequel to last Thursday’s directive by the National Economic Council, NEC, for immediate review to stem the widening gap between the inter-bank foreign exchange and parallel market rates.

Sunderland Struggling Because Of Anichebe Absence - David Moyes

Sunderland boss David Moyes says the absence of Nigerian forward Victor Anichebe will mean the Black Cats reverting to a more counter-attacking play.

After a poor start to the season, Anichebe was instrumental in Sunderland's good spell as his build-up play helped improve the attacking third of the team.

But since his injury at Burnley on New Year’s Eve, Sunderland have won just once and are currently bottom in the league.

This tweets just made me WEAK! For Real?

I am like for real? So guys now have to buy gifts for their girlfriend for another celebrity birthday celebration ... Choi!

Aww! See beautiful photos of Kenyan woman whose hands were chopped off by husband

Jackline Mwende who lost her limbs after her husband chopped it off for not having children has been rehabilitated.

Recall that she has undergone a special operation that gave her new limbs - prosthetic ones. She has now been surprised with keys to a new house and a fully stocked shop.

Another photo below:

'I'll never be friends with Meek Mill again' - Drake talks about Meek Mill, Jay Z, Nicki and Kanye

Ovo sound rapper, Drake, has dismissed possible reunion with Philly rapper, Meek Mill. Drake talked about his famous beef with Meek Mill, writing his own songs, reunion with Nicki, his fall with Jay Z, which got Kanye pissed and ranting on social media, in an interview with DJ Semtex on OVO Radio.
“Meek Mill at the time, due to some issue with Nicki [Minaj] or whatever it was, decided to create a narrative that I don’t write my own music because that was what was convenient for him at the time.

Seyi Shay has a question for you...

Singer Seyi Shay shared the above photo and asked; "If you saw someone walking down the street like this in your area, what would you do, say or think?"

Filmmaker says Northerners were excluded from The Wedding Party movie

Northern Filmmaker, Bello Shagari thinks northerners were excluded from The Wedding Party movie. He took to his Twitter handle to say the movie was wonderful but unfortunately, Northerners were excluded.

See some reactions after the cut:

#BBNaija Ex-Housemate Gifty thank her fans in first post after eviction

Former Big Brother Naija Housemate, Gifty have made her first Instagram post after leaving the Big brother house yesterday.

She shared the above photo and wrote;

Lol! They are saying this is the weirdest Igbo wedding experience ever

Twitter use, @Tha-Mentalist shared his weird Igbo wedding experience on Twitter. Choi! I could even feel the pain of the people at the wedding ... Lol! I had gently stand up and look for the next available exit jare!

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Unbelievable! Man beats up his dead neighbor's corpse after discovering his secret affair with wife (Photo)

An angry man left a group of mourners in shock after he pounced on his neighbor's corpse, giving it serious beatings, after finding out he had slept with his wife.

According to reports, a Zimbabwean man identified as Tineyi Moyo, beat up the corpse of Learnmore Dube, who he claims had an affair with his wife before his death.

See if you can spot what's wrong with this photo ...

Lol, have you seen it? What kind of shoe is that or is it just an oversized show? Ladies!!!

#BBNaija: Epic throwback photos of Thin Tall Tony

Well, this is one of the ironies of the internet ... No hiding place for whatsoever you put on it. People of have gone to dig out some throwback of Thin Tall Tony!

This lady said she was sacked for being too good looking (Photos)

A 24-year-old female television worker, Emma Hulse, has claimed she was sacked from her job because she was ‘too good looking’.

MirrorUK reports that Miss Hulse who was hired as a freelance runner, claims production firm UNIT TV, located in Soho, told her to go home during a shift because ‘she should be on a catwalk’. She was however sent a message by her agent barely five minutes after starting work telling her she was ‘no longer required’.

Budget: We won’t allow Buhari to be humiliated - Yakubu Dogara


Nigerian lawmakers will give maximum support to President Muhammadu Buhari and ensure that his government is not humiliated in the ongoing deliberations over the 2017 proposed budget, Speaker Yakubu Dogara said Monday.

Mr. Dogara said the National Assembly took this decision because most of its members and Mr. Buhari all belong to the same political party, the All Progressives Congress.
“I must say that the APC as the party with majority in the National Assembly will not allow Mr. President and the APC as the ruling political party to be humiliated or defeated on its budget priorities as we are all part of the same government,” Mr. Dogara said.

1 Have Robbed 35 ATM Users In Alaba Rago, Suspect Tells Police

A twenty-five-year-old armed robbery suspect has told operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command how his gang robbed about 35 Automated Teller Machine (ATM) users in Alaba Rago Market, Ojo area of Lagos.

Gbenga Babatunde, who was arrested after a failed bid to rob a lady, who withdrew an unspecified amount of money around 5:48a.m. at an ATM point in Alaba Rago Market, was chased by the operatives patrolling the area, during which a ‘cut-to-size’ locally-made short gun with two live cartridges were recovered from him, the police said.

NSCDC Apprehend Two Men For Allegedly r*ping Of 14-year-old Girl

Officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), have arrested two men-Mohammed Abubakar,22, (a.k.a A3) and Adamu Umar, 25, for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old girl in Niger.

The suspects are commercial vehicle drivers at Kasuwan Gwari Motor Park, in Chanchaga local government area of Niger.

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode Moves To Renovate National Stadium Lagos

Lagos State government has expressed its willingness to renovate the National Stadium Surulere, Lagos. Governor Akinwunmi Ambode made the state’s intent known when he paid a condolence and courtesy visit to the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, at his residence in Abuja at the weekend.
“I will like to bring the National Stadium to life. The last time a game was played there was in 2005. There is also the employment aspect of football and hosting of matches at the stadium. That includes the jerseys, branding, mama put, the sign writers, the supporters, merchandising, and so on. We want to bring back the football culture of Lagos State to the National Stadium after its renovation,” Ambode said.

Emir of Kano Plans To Stop Poor Men From Marrying More Than One Wife

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has stated that he may soon propose a law, which would stop poor men in the emirate from marrying more than one wife.

Sanusi made this disclosure in Abuja on Sunday at the 50th anniversary of the death of Ambasador Isa Wali, a former Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana.

Walei died on active duty on February 19, 1967.

According to the royal father, he had been able to establish a connection between polygamy, poverty and terrorism.

Buhari Needs More Prayers, Dollar Will Hit N650 – TB Joshua Gives New Prophecies

Prophet T.B. Joshua released more prophecies to his congregation at The Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) on Sunday specifically calling for prayer for President Muhammadu Buhari’s health.
“I have some burning issues which I want to share with you,” Joshua began before breaking his silence on the tensions currently engulfing Nigeria in the wake of Buhari’s prolonged absence on medical leave in the United Kingdom.

Motorists Groan As Contractors Abandon Third Mainland Bridge

The Federal Road Maintenance Agency, FERMA, has come under heavy criticism from Lagos residents  over the abandonment of the repair works in the Third Mainland Bridge and other adjoining roads.

The agency, last month had begun repairs on both carriage ways of the Bridge, scrapping the asphalt on some section of the bridge, but had vacated site for over two weeks, leaving motorists to contend with the current bad state of the road.

Motorists had attributed several accidents on the Bridge in recent times to the uncoordinated method through which FERMA was carrying out the repair works.

Lagos Pastor In Court For Threatening To Set Church Ablaze

A Pastor of the Ministry of Gospel of God Church, identified as Jones Nwaeze, was at the weekend arraigned be­fore an Ikeja Magistrate's’ court in Lagos for allegedly chasing wor­shipers with sticks and threatening to set the church ablaze.

Nwaeze, who lives at Oba Akin­jobi Road, Ikeja, was arraigned for breach of peace and assault before Magistrate Mrs Y.O. Ekogbule.

Mourinho reacts to Chelsea FA Cup draw with United

Manchester United, who recently booked their place in the FA Cup quarter-finals after defeating Blackburn Rovers with a 2-1 margin, will be facing Chelsea next month.

United’s manager Jose Mourinho fears that Chelsea may go full hyper in their FA Cup quarter-final clash as they’ve “already won the Premier League title”.

Jay Z and family spotted at the NBA All Star game

Beyonce was pictured sitting courtside with her family at the 2017 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans, USA on Sunday night. Did you notice the look in Blue Ivy's face?

The singer arrived the venue with her husband Jay-Z and their five-year-old daughter Blue Ivy for the event held at the Smoothie King Center.

Twitter users helped a guy gets his dream prom date after hitting her retweets demand

A lucky guy got his dream prom date after breaking the number of retweets that was demanded from the lady before she got go out with her

Read via Linda Ikeji;

Man sets house on fire in Oyo kills eight-month old baby and three other children

Police in Oyo state have arrested a man who allegedly set his family house on fire, while the occupants were asleep. Five members of the family, four of them children, including an eight month old baby, died.

The incident happened in Budo Alaka village in Kisi area of Oyo State around 2.35 a.m on Sunday.

SP Adekunle Ajisebutu, the Oyo Police Public Relations Officer said five persons, namely Blessing Samuel Ode (3), Friday Samuel Ode ( 8 months), Mummy Ogbada ‘f’ (10), Daddy Ogbada (6) and Ogunma Ogbada (46) were burnt to death.

President Buhari Will Not Survive, Trump Should Be Careful-prophet - Emmanuel Chukwudi

Startling revelations have emerged from the King of Kings church, Ebonyi State regarding the state of affairs in Nigeria and the US.

The pastor cum prophet, Emmanuel Chukwudi, says he was told by God at Buhari would not survive his first term in office, and that Vice President, Yemi Osibajo will rule in his stead.

Goodie Ibru quits Ikeja Hotels

Mr. Goodie Ibru has resigned as chairman of Ikeja Hotels Plc. His resignation came barely two months after a judge in Abuja backed up his claim as the chairman of the hotel group, amidst a rancorous  family dispute, involving Maiden Ibru, the wife of the late younger brother, Alex Ibru.

Goodie  Ibru, recipient of the national honour of officer of the Order of the Niger, said  he has taken the move in the overall interest of the company and the larger Ibru family.

Mr Goodie Ibru, in a statement, anchored his decision on the need to get Ikeja Hotels to perform optimally, which have been hampered as a result of multiplicity of law suits filed by shareholders in the contest for the management and control of the company.

Nigerian lady recreates Tonto Dikeh's pose with son, Gifty's bum-in-the-air sexy pose

Lol, Instagram comic actress Nnemba is back with some more hilarious photo recreation pose. She recreated Tonto Dikeh's pose with son, King Andre to wish him a belated Happy Birthday.

Photos from E-Money's surprise birthday house party

Five Star Music CEO, E-Money last Saturday turned a year older. His wife Juliet Okonkwo threw a surprise party for him ... Do we say it is really a surprise? Anyway they had an in-house party...

E-Money's family, close friends which include Mike Ezuruonye, Iyabo Ojo, Fathia Balogun and colleagues attended the party which held at the Five Star Mansion in Lagos.

More photos below:

Hmm ... where is Harrysong in the photos?