Monday, 5 December 2016

Dangote’s Senior Strategist’s lifeless body found in the gutter 3 weeks after kidnap

Istifanus Bello Gurama, a senior strategist with Dangote Industries Limited, who was reportedly kidnapped three weeks ago, has been murdered, PUNCH reports.

Sources said that Gurama, who was kidnapped about three weeks ago, was found lifeless in a gutter.

Gurama was in charge of negotiations and handing ransoms to kidnappers whenever any of the expatriates in Dangote Industries was kidnapped.

FG bans importation of vehicles through land borders

The Federal Government has banned the importation of vehicles into the country through land borders.

In a statement on Monday in Abuja, Wale Adeniyi, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Public Relations Officer, stated that “the prohibition order covers all new and used vehicles”.

Adeniyi also said the ban was sequel to a presidential directive restricting all vehicle imports to Nigeria’s Sea ports only, adding that the order takes effect from January 1, 2017.

President Buhari receives Liberian leader Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in Abuja (photos)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja met with the Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, behind closed doors.

The visiting Liberian president would brief President Buhari on sub-regional security challenges ahead of the 3rd Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa slated for December 5th and 6th.

President Buhari is expected to leave Abuja later today for the forum in Dakar, Senegal.

Lagos police arrest man who butchered his co-worker, packed him in a sack and dumped him in the bush

The Lagos State Command have arrested one Haruna Abubakar who murdered his friend and co-worker, shredded him to pieces and dumped him in the bush.

The suspect and victim are co-workers in a farm in ibeju lekki, where the suspect is a guard and the victim a herdman.

On Saturday December 3rd, the suspect aged 28 years had an altercation with the victim aged 27 years. The altercation resulted to a physical fight and in the process, the suspect hauled down the deceased with a dagger, cut him into pieces, packed him in a sack and dumped him in the bush.

Donald Trump Nominates Ben Carson as Secretary of US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development

President-elect Donald Trump on Monday announced his has nominated Dr. Ben Carson to serve as Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Dr. Carson is a distinguished national leader who overcame his troubled youth in the inner city of Detroit to become a renowned neurosurgeon who served as the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland.

Mourinho, Ronaldo, Ozil & Jorge Mendes accused of £100m tax evasion

Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho has denied reports that he committed tax evasion while coaching in Spain after reports emerged on Sunday that his agent Jorge Mendes created special plans to ensure his clients Mourinho, Mesut Ozil, Radamel Falcao and even Cristiano Ronaldo evaded tax returns of up to £100m while playing in Spain.

Mourinho, looking tense after Man U's 1-1 draw to Everton on Sunday evening, denied any malpractice in his handling of tax issues when he coached in Italy, Spain or England.

Judge orders Michigan officials to begin U.S. election recount

Election officials in the U.S. state of Michigan have been ordered by a federal judge to begin massive hand recount of the nearly five million ballots cast in the presidential election.

U.S. District Judge, Mark Goldsmith, on Monday, issued a ruling instructing state authorities to start the recount at noon (1700 GMT) in order to meet a December 13 deadline to certify the vote.

Amina Mohammed Speaks on Policy and Scaling Initiatives at ‘Reaching Millions with Impact’ Forum

Amina Mohammed, Minister of the Environment and Ndidi Nwuneli, Founder LEAP Africa at a Forum on Reaching Millions with Impact, hosted by the Australian High Commission in Abuja
Amina Mohammed, Minister of the Environment and Ndidi Nwuneli
On November 25th 2016, Paul Lehmann, the Australian High Commissioner to Nigeria, hosted a forum for social entrepreneurs, the private sector and the development community in Abuja. 

The theme of the event was “Reaching Millions with Impact,” which also serves the title of Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli’s latest book which was showcased at the event.

The keynote speaker for the Forum, Environment Minister Amina Mohammed, shared insights on scaling social impact in the public sector. 

Igbos are “the most truthful, committed & trustworthy people but often misunderstood in the country” – Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo, on Monday described the Igbos as “the most truthful, committed and trustworthy people but often misunderstood in the country.’’

Speaking when he received the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, at the Government House, Owerri, Okorocha said that Imo had witnessed tremendous progress under his leadership.

He described Imo as as “one of the safest states’’ in Nigeria, where there was no more kidnapping, armed robbery, cultism and baby factory syndrome.

Jocelyn Dumas, Van Vicker, Becca, Jackie Appiah & more at the Ghana Movie Awards 2016 (Photos)

The Ghana Movie Awards 2016 held last night, organised by Zylofon Media at the Kempinski Hotel, Accra.

See the photos below.

Fans 'pay £20' for a Meet and Greet with Nigerian male barbie, Bobrisky in London

Nigerian male barbie, Bobrisky, is reaping from his weird lifestyle if this story has any truth in it.

According to reports, Greenwich Meet and Greet hosted the cross dresser's fans in London to a Meet and Greet at Shisha Bar, Greenwich, London on Sunday.

Tickets for the events were reportedly sold at £20 (about 12,000 using the black market rate).

A lady reportedly shed tears on seeing him and a guy also sprayed money on him.

I can't abandon APC, I laboured with others to build it – Tinubu

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has said he will not quit the ruling party, contrary to reports that he is starting a new political party.

There had been reports that the former governor of Lagos State, Atiku Abubakar and factional chairman of PDP, Ahmed Makarfi were planning to form a new party.

But in a series of tweets on Monday, Tinubu said he would remain with the party he helped to build.

Fake U.S. Embassy busted in Ghana after issuing visas to intending travelers for 10 years

A fake United States Embassy has been busted in Ghana after operating illegally for a decade.

 According to a statement released by the U.S. State Department, the sham embassy operated in Accra in a run-down, pink, two-storey building with a corrugated iron roof and flew a U.S. flag outside.

Inside the office is a portrait of President Barack Obama.

Actor Matthew McConaughey and his children stun on the red carpet (photos)

Actor Matthew McConaughey, his wife, actress Camila Alves, their sons Levi, 8, and Livingston, 4, and daughter Vida, 6, walked the red carpet at the premiere of Matthew's animated movie Sing Saturday. 

McConaughey and his oldest son both wore black tuxes, with Levi sporting a black bow tie and his father wearing a regular one. 

Little Livingston wore a red tux and black bow tie, while Vida rocked a navy blue tux and black bow tie. All four wore white flower boutonnieres. 

FG gives Road Safety officials authority to carry arms while on duty | Nigerians react

The Federal Government has granted officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission FRSC, the authority to carry arms while on duty. Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi, disclosed this while speaking at the end of the year management strategy session for the parastatal in Abuja this weekend.

 According to Oyeyemi, the need for the officers to bear arms arose from the increased number of violent attacks and killing of some of its operatives while on duty.

Sneak peek from Kylie Jenner's upcoming raunchy calendar (Photos)

Kylie Jenner is set to release her 2017 magazine which of course is full of raunchy pictures of the teen reality star.
To whet the appetite of her fans, she shared a few snapchat photos from the calendar which was shot by celebrity photographer, Terry Richardson.
More photos below..

Photos of Tonto Dikeh and her hubby at his charity event

Actress Tonto Dikeh and her hubby, Olakunle Churchill, rocked matching outfits to his charity event for disabled mothers which held over the weekend...

Some celebrities were also spotted at the event.

More photos below.....

Fayose distributes banana and groundnut to kids in Ekiti state (Photos)

Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, does not joke with his stomach infrastructure programme.

The governor over the weekend, shared banana and groundnut to children residing at Okesa, where he had gone to inspect some ongoing projects. 

More photos below..

Mariah Carey and new beau Bryan Tanaka attend her reality show viewing party together (Photos)

Since those loved up beach pictures of the singer and dancer emerged, it is clear that Mariah Carey and Bryan Tanaka are no longer keen on keeping their relationship under wraps. 

The pair attended a viewing party for Mariah's reality show as a couple.

While the 46yr old singer put on a busty display in a low cut dress, her 33yr old beau went for an all black look. 
More photos below..

More women in South-East Nigeria head their homes than in any other part of the country - New survey says

According to a new survey released by the Statistician General of the Federation, Yemi Kale, more women in the South East head their homes than in any other part of the Nigeria.

See the survey below..

Eko DISCO announces 3-hour power outage in Lekki, Ajah & part of Alagbon

The Management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Sunday said there would be a three-hour power outage in Lekki, Ajah and part of Alagbon in Lagos on Thursday, December 8.

The company’s Head of Corporate Communications, Godwin Idemudia, said this in a statement made available to newsmen in Lagos.

Idemudia said that the outage was to enable the maintenance crew replace the weak aluminium conductor down dropper between the line and capacitor voltage transformer at Ajah T.S.

I love both men, they have different strengths” – Says Zimbabwean woman with 2 husbands

Jack Chako and her husbands, Michael Hwita (L) and Liford Chimoto (R)
A Zimbabwean woman, Jack Chako, who sleeps and have sex with two husbands in the same room and same house is trending on the internet.

Her story  is not a script for a Nollywood film, but reality, according to a report by Zimbabwe Daily, which said polyandry is gaining acceptance  in the country.

There is no statistical basis for it, the newspaper reported as there are more women in Zimbabwe than men, 52 to 48 per cent.

Over exposure of your relationship on social media might ruin it – Basketmouth

Ace comedian, Basketmouth on Sunday dished out relationship advice via his Instagram page.

He advised people to keep their relationships away from social media to avoid ruining it.

Gowon, Obasanjo, Ekwueme, Shonekan, Ukiwe, Diya, join Osinbajo for Aso Villa Chapel’s Annual Thanksgiving Service (Photos)

Three former heads of states/presidents and three former number twos joined Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, on Sunday to show gratitude to God, offering thanksgiving for his goodness over Nigeria.

Prayers were also offered by the leaders and the Aso Villa Chapel congregation for the continued success of President Muhammadu Buhari, and the progress of the entire nation.

The leaders who converged at the Aso Villa Chapel for the Annual Thanksgiving Service were former Head of State General Yakubu Gowon, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, former Head of the Interim Government Ernest Shonekan, former Vice President Alex Ekwueme, and former Chiefs of General Staff Ebitu Ukiwe and Oladipo Diya.

DJ Cuppy performs at Elton John AIDS Foundation party in commemoration of World AIDS day (Photos)

International DJ, DJ Cuppy was at Sir Elton John’s AIDS foundation dinner and private view in association with luxury brand, Bvlgari held at Tate Modern, London.

The which was hosted by Sir Elton and his husband, David Furnish, had about 500 guests in attendance including American singer, Will.I.Am.

DJ Cuppy attended the event with her mum, Nana Otedola and sister, Temi Otedola.

More photos below..

"Last year December I was in church with my wife, this year she wasn't in church with me" - Ubi Franklin reflects on his marriage

TripleMG boss, Ubi Franklin, who is rumoured to be living apart from his wife, Lilian Esoro after barely a year of marriage took to his Instagram yesterday to reflect on the state of things then and now.

In closing, he expressed appreciation to God for the moment and for their son who is now 5 months old.

What he posted below..

Nigerian, Dr. Olufemi Elias appointed as assistant UN Secretary-General, UN MICT registrar

United Nations Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-Moon has appointed Dr. Olufemi Elias of Nigeria as UN Assistant Secretary General and Registrar of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT).

The MICT was established by the United Nations Security Council in 2010 to carry out a number of essential functions of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), after the completion of their respective mandates.

Operation python dance not targeted at any ethnic group – Army

The Nigerian Army has denied reports that its newly launched “Operation Python Dance” in the Southeast was aimed at inflicting hardship on the Igbos.

Deputy Director, Public Relations, 82 Division, Col. Sagir Musa, stated this on Sunday while conducting journalists round army checkpoints in Awka and Onitsha, Anambra State.

He said the exercise was to ensure a crime and traffic free holidays in the zone.

“As you slay on your social media you can as well slay in your academics” – FUTO First Class Graduate tells ladies

Precious Uchechi Okoro, a graduate of Agricultural Economics from the Federal University of Technology (Owerri), who bagged the Best Graduating Student Award in the University’s School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology (SAAT), has given her fellow ladies who spend more of their precious time 'slaying' on social media, some words of advice.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Sanusi doesn’t have all the facts about the economy – Presidency

The presidency has replied a statement made by former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi querying the policies of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Emir of Kano also warned against borrowing $30bn stating that it had grave consequences.

But in a reply on Saturday by the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, the presidency said Sanusi did not have all the facts on the issue.

Billions recovered under Ribadu disappeared with him – Ex-EFCC chair, Waziri

A former chairperson of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Farida Waziri has launched an attack against her predecessor Nuhu Ribadu, The Punch reports.

In a statement by her Personal Assistant, Mrs. Omolara Oluremi, Waziri who was reacting to an allegation by Ribadu that she had hand in his removal said he was a recipient of slush funds distributed by the PDP.

She said, “My attention has been drawn to a reckless and irresponsible statement credited to Nuhu Ribadu at a function on Wednesday in Abuja, where he, as has been his rhetoric since 2008 when I succeeded him as the EFCC Chairman, attempted to malign me by accusing me of being part of his imaginary enemies, who frustrated the nation’s anti-graft war.

#AWCON2016: Buhari, Jonathan congratulate victorious Super Falcons

The victory of the Super Falcons at the tenth African Women Championship has been greeted with joy across the country.

The Falcons clinched their eighth title of the competition which has held ten times.

Desire Oparanozie scored the winner in the 90th minute against host nation Cameroon.

Atiku, Tinubu, Makarfi-led PDP reportedly set to form mega party

There are strong indications that come March 2017, a new mega party in the semblance of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will emerge.

According to The Punch those behind the party are National leader of the APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and some members of the Ahmed Makarfi led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

A PDP chieftain, who spoke on the development said plans are already on the way for the party’s formation.

MKO Abiola’s refusal to listen to me caused him his life – Anenih

Former minister for Works Chief Tony Anenih said winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 election Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola would still be alive had he listened to his advice.

Anenih started this in his recently released autobiography, ‘My Life and Nigerian Politics’, said he advised Abiola against declaring himself president but he refused.

Anenih who was the chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), said Abiola went against the counsel of the party’s leadership.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

The moment Yahya Jammeh followed Jonathan's footstep by calling his opponent on phone to concede defeat after election

Gambian president, Yahya Jammeh, followed in the footstep of former President Goodluck Jonathan, by calling the winner of the December 1st Gambian presidential election, Adama Narrow (pictured right) on phone, to concede defeat and congratulate him for winning the election.

Recall Jonathan made history in African politics back in 2015 by becoming the first sitting African president to call his successor on phone to concede defeat. Gambian president, Yahya has been in power for 22 years, since 1994. 
He will handover to Adama in January 2017. 
 Watch below..

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Photos from the birthday party of Imo state first lady, Nkechi Okorocha

First lady of Imo state, Nkechinyere Rochas Okorocha, turned a year older on Wednesday, 30th November. 

A little get together attended by family members and few associates, was held at the government house in Owerri.

See more photos below..

Flavour shares cute photos of his two girls... kissing each other

This is probably the first time photos of these young beauties together have emerged.

From the photos, Flavour's daughters Sophia and Gabriella are already bonding.

The singer shared a photo of them pecking each other on the lips and photos of him spending time with them...

More photos below..

Nigeria signs bilateral agreements with Morocco, agree to promote Gas project to foster regional integration

Nigeria and the Kingdom of Morocco have signed bilateral agreements, Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity has said.

Adesina stated this while briefing State House correspondents on the outcome of the bilateral meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the Moroccan King, Mohammed VI, in Abuja on Friday.

According to him, the eighth agreement, Memorandum of Understanding Between Group Credit Agricole and NIRSAL, will be signed at a later date due to the absence of one of the signatories.

Gov. Umahi slashes Ebonyi university tuition by N10,000

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, has slashed fees paid by its students at the Ebonyi State University by N10,000 in a bid to end the prolonged agitation by students over the increase in school fees by the former administration of former governor Martin Elechi in the state.

Umahi had during his campaign promised to reduce the fees if he won the 2015 election.

The governor, spoke weekend during an interactive session with the management and staff of the university at Ezzamgbo, pointing out that the reduction would take effect from next year for both students of Ebonyi origin and non-indigenous people of the state.

Boobs competition: Meet Cossy Orjiakor’s top challengers

Nollywood diva and singer, Cossy Orjiakor has never had to worry who has charge of any hall she finds herself as she is sure to hug all the attention, thanks to her humongous boobs that never fail to be on a stake-out. She has been described on too many occasions as Nollywood’s queen of boobs.

Her reign has even extended to every part of Africa and the world. Last year, she was honoured in Germany as one of the most daring actresses out of Africa.

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