Saturday 15 April 2017

El Rufai Says ‘He Has No Regrets Or Apologies For Saying Buhari Has Failed’

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Friday said he has no regret or apology for writing the leaked memo which berated the President Muhammadu Buhari’s Federal Government.

Recall that El-Rufai had in his memo declared that both Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, had failed Nigerians.

Janet Jackson shares first photo of her son Eissa Al Mana

More than three months after welcoming her first child with Wissam Al Mana, 50-year-old Janet Jackson has revealed the face of her son, Eissa Al Mana. She shared the photo above and captioned it:
"My baby and me after nap time,"

This is what TBoss, Debie-Rise and Marvis thinks about Thin Tall Tony being married

Big Brother Naija housemates, TBoss, Debie-Rise, and Marvis, who were interviewed by Pulse NG, have disclosed what first came to their mind, after learning that Thin Tall Tony is married with kids.

Recall that before now, TBoss told Bisola that she suspects that Thin Tall Tony might be married, though she had no proof then.

VIDEO: 'I don't know what based on logistics means' - #BBNaija winner Efe says

Big Brother Naija 2017 winner, Efe Ejeba, shocked his fans and BBN viewers during one of his media tours when he said he doesn't know the meaning of Based On Logistics, the popular slang that got him more popularity and apparently saw him walk away with N25 million.

Janet Jackson's ex-husband shares cryptic message on his site after failed marriage

Janet Jackson,50, who recently separated from her Qatari billionaire husband of five years, Wissam Al Mana, 42, earlier this month, showed the face of their newborn son,  Eissa Al Mana on her page. Her estranged husband also took the opportunity to post a cryptic message to his wife on his website on Friday. The message seems to be related to a passage in the Quran. 

The message read:

Amaechi replies Fani-Kayode over ownership of EFCC’s Lagos found billions

Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi’s media aide, Mr. David Iyofor has replied the former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode who, in a tweet, alleged that Mr. Amaechi indeed owns both the apartment and the billions of money in both local and foreign currencies found on Wednesday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Lagos.

Efe Ambrose Voted Scottish Championship March Player Of The Month

Nigerian defender Efe Ambrose has been voted Ladbrokes Scottish Championship Player of the Month for March.
Ambrose's award was announced on his Scottish second-tier club Hibernian's official website on Friday.

South Africa's 'First Lady', Ontlametse Phalatse is dead

In her lifetime, Ontlametse Phalatse, 18, captured the hearts of many South Africans, and the world for being brave as she battled premature ageing disorder, progeria. She died a day ago.

Alicia Keys wins amnesty international award

Amnesty International gave its annual Ambassador of Conscience award to U.S. singer-songwriter Alicia Keys on Thursday, praising her long-term campaigning on criminal justice reform, HIV and AIDS, gun violence and the global refugee crisis. 

My party, APC, is more disorganised than PDP – Timi Frank

The suspended Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Timi Frank, has said that there is currently no ruling party in the nation, citing disorganisation of the party as reason for his stance.
Speaking at an interview with journalists in Abuja, Thursday, Mr. Frank said the APC was more disorganised than the opposition People Democratic Party, which has been bedevilled by leadership crisis.

Tribunal affirms Obaseki as elected Governor of Edo State

The Edo State governorship tribunal has affirmed Godwin Obaseki as the elected governor of Edo State.

Why I Sold AC Milan – Berlusconi

Silvio Berlusconi has explained that he sold AC Milan, to help the Italian club return to the summit of European football.
The 80-year-old’s holding company Fininvest, on Thursday, announced that an agreement had reached for the sale of a 99.9% stake of the club to Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux.
The Chinese consortium paid a total of €740million to acquire the Serie a team.
In an open letter to fans posted on the club’s official website, Berlusconi said: “After more than 30 years, I leave the position of president of AC Milan.

President Buhari fires PenCom, CPC, BPE bosses, 20 others

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday relieved the heads of 23 Federal Government agencies of their appointments and approved the appointment of their replacements.
Among those fired are the erstwhile Director-General, National Pension Commission, Mrs. Chinelo Anohu-Amazu; her counterpart in the Consumer Protection Council, Mrs. Dupe Atoki; and the Acting Director-General, Bureau of Public Enterprises, Dr. Vincent Akpotaire.
A statement by the Director of Press and Public Relations, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Bolaji Adebiyi, said that the appointments take immediate effect.

Lagos apartment, money, belong to Amaechi - Fani-Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation and Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has claimed that the Minister of Transport, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi owned the Lagos properties where Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC recovered huge sum of cash.

Nigerian troops kill 57 Boko Haram members in Borno battle

Troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole and the Multi-National Joint Task Force have shot dead at least 57 Boko Haram terrorists in Arege area of northern Borno State, during a gun battle.
The Boko Haram insurgents, who were regrouping under trees in the area, were reportedly caught by an Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance platform of the air component, Lafiya Dole, before the MNJTF troops opened fire on them.

EFCC moves seized $43 million, £27,000, N23 million to CBN

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday moved the recovered cash to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
EFCC obtained a court order for the temporary seizure of the $43million, N23million and £27,000; quizzed a former Managing Director of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), who was suspected of being the owner of the cash; and planned to review the Close Circuit Television (CCTV) of the building to determine the identity of a “haggard-looking” woman who is said to have been bringing in sacks (suspected to be holding the cash) into the apartment.

US Military Drops ‘Mother Of All Bombs On IS’ In Afghanistan

The US military says it has dropped the most destructive non-nuclear bomb ever used in combat on an Islamic State group tunnel complex in Afghanistan.
The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), known as “the mother of all bombs”, was first tested in 2003, but had not been used before.
The Pentagon said it was dropped from a US aircraft in Nangarhar province, BBC reports.

Court orders temporary forfeiture of cash recovered by EFCC from Ikoyi apartment

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, ordered temporary forfeiture of the sums of $43million, £27,800 pounds and N23 million recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, from an apartment in the Ikoyi area of Lagos on Wednesday.
 The ruling came as mystery over ownership of the money deepened yesterday, as speculations were rife that the money belonged to a government security agency.

I didn’t insult former President GEJ - Jimoh Ibrahim

Businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim, as disclaimed news reports quoting him to have insulted ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.
Ibrahim, an ex-Ondo State governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, said he could not have hauled invectives at Jonathan, who ruled the country on the platform of the PDP, because he held Jonathan in high esteem.
In a statement be personally signed on Thursday, Ibrahim disowned the Twitter account being quoted by some news outlet as the platform on which he attacked Jonathan.