Monday, 24 July 2017

Splitting of South West region into states has hindered development – Governors

The Southwest governors on Monday lamented the splitting of the old Western Region into states by the Federal Government, saying the action has hindered the region’s socio–economic development.

The governors – Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun), Akinwunmi Ambode (Lagos), Senator Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo), Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola (Osun), Ayo Fayose Ekiti) and Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), spoke during the Southwest Governors’ Quarterly meeting held in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

The host Governor, Amosun in his welcome speech, said instead of building bridges, state creation led to boundary disputes and security challenges among them, The Nation reports.

Nnamdi Kanu gives conditions for Anambra election to hold

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has stated the only reason the upcoming Anambra elections will take place.

Kanu said this at an event in Enugu on Monday, where he received awards from three Igbo groups, including the Eastern Consultative Assembly and the Igbo Students’ Association.

He said, according to Daily Post, “Anambra governorship election will not hold if Nigeria is not restructured before October 1, 2017.”

Wizkid’s “Sounds From The Other Side” album cover spotted on billboard in Canadian

Music star Wizkid continues his global stride every day.

The above photo as shared by an Instagram user (@theobsidianway) shows Wizkid’s new project “Sounds From The Other Side” being advertised on a billboard in Canada.

Nigeria to set up “Council to regulate the use of social media” in the country


The National Council on Information (NCI) has recommended the “setting up of a Council to regulate the use of social media in Nigeria”.

The recommendation is contained in a communique issued at the end of Extraordinary Meeting of NCI on Hate Speeches, Fake News and National Unity held on Friday in Jos.

In the communique made available to newsmen on Sunday, the Council recommended the use of stringent measures in checking conventional media and their programmes.

This “ultramodern floating toliet" lunched by a Bayelsa lawmaker is causing a stir on social media

A member of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly Kate Owoko launched an “ultramodern” floating latrine for her constituents in Okoti-Ama and Oweidei-Ama.

The lawmaker invited the press to the launch and photos are circulating the internet.

A Facebook group Kate Owoko Youth Network (KOYN) which is dedicated to the lawmaker, shared photos from the launch.

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University not for the poor – VC

The Vice Chancellor of the state-owned Edo University, Iyamho (EUI), Prof. Emmanuel Aluyor said on Monday, in Iyamho-Uzaire, Estako-West local government, Edo that, “the idea behind the establishment of the University by the founding fathers is neither to replace nor compete with the existing Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma,” he said according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

“But rather, to complement it in terms of providing world-class education with the best of infrastructure to academically-gifted students and the rich, who can afford the fees.

Explosion rocks Bayelsa prison as inmates attempt jailbreak

Six inmates of Okaka Prisons in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, have been apprehended for attempting to escape from the prison.

Punch Reports that the mastermind of the attempted jailbreak, Mr. Victor Tekekuma, who is an ex-militant, blew the prison cell with an improvised explosive device.

The bang of the explosion drew the attention of the security operatives who advanced to the scene, leading to the arrest of six of the inmates who wanted to escape.

Picture of Buhari with APC Governors taken during Ramadan – Femi Fani-Kayode


Femi Fani Kayode has said the picture of Buhari with the APC governors which surfaced online on Sunday is “old and fake”.

In a post on Facebook, the former minister made reference to the drinks on the table where President Buhari was reported to have lunch with the APC governors and the party’s chairman saying they are all Nigerian products.

DSS are the ones flouting court orders not me – Nnamdi Kanu

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, on Monday, granted an interview to some journalists in Enugu.

Kanu was in Enugu to receive awards from a number of pan-Igbo groups, including the Igbo Women Assembly, the Eastern Consultative Assembly and the Igbo Students Union, Punch reports.

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A good councillor would have done much better than Uduaghan as governor – Pat Utomi

Political economist, Prof. Pat Utomi has said former governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan left a sad legacy.

Utomi said this in a statement while responding to an attack by Uduaghan, asking him to (Utomi) to contest the post of councillor in his ward, instead of aiming to be the next governor.

Utomi said some persons in Uduaghan’s government where he served as Secretary of the State Government, sabotaged his efforts to contribute to the development of the state.

Between Daddy Showkey, Funnybone, celebrity mediators and a bad joke

Veteran musician, Daddy Showkey was riled up over the weekend after he found a video clip of a joke told by popular comedian, Funnybone.

Funnybone shared the joke referencing Wizkid’s shade at Tekno where the singer referred to his fellow artist as a duck.

The comedian said, “If Tekno na Duck, then wetin be Daddy Showkey, na Mosquito be that”

Group demands medical panel to determine Buhari’s suitability to remain in office

The Coalition of Concerned Nigerians has urged the Federal Executive Council to ask the National Assembly to request a medical examination of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The coalition made the request in a statement in Lagos on Sunday.

The statement was signed by the Chairman, National Conscience Party, Alhaji Tanko Yunusa; a lawyer and social activist, Mr. Ikechukwu Ikeji; a former Commissioner, Delta State Oil Producing Commission, Mr. Ken Okolugbo; a lawyer and businessman, Mr. Turner Ogboru; and a chartered accountant and public affairs analyst, Mr. Bala Zakkar.

Military airlifts 43 surrendered Boko Haram insurgents for rehabilitation

The Nigerian Army on Saturday air lifted 43 Boko Haram insurgents who surrendered to troops of Operation Lafiya Dole to join others in Gombe.

In a statement by Deputy Director Public Relations Theatre Command, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, the army said the insurgents will be rehabilitated and given a new lease of life.

Suicide bomber attack at Dalori IDPs camps kills 3, injures 17 – NEMA

Three people have been confirmed dead in a suicide bomb attack at the Dalori Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Maiduguri on Sunday night.

According to the NEMA North-East Zonal Information Officer, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, 17 other persons were injured during the incident.

Chigul, Damilola Adegbite, OC Ukeje, Arese Ugwu, Mimi Onalaja, more stars at the Premiere of #BananaIslandGhost (Photos)

The premiere of Banana Island Ghost held on Sunday at Harbour Point in Victoria Island, Lagos.

OC Ukeje, Tomi Odunsi, Chigul, Lamide Akintobi, Arese Ugwu, Akah Nnani, Damilola Adegbite, Uche Nwaefuna, Ozzy Agu, Mimi Onalaja, Michelle Dede, Saidi Balogun, Bisola, Uriel Oputa, Kemen and more stars were spotted at the casino themed premiere.

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Sunday, 23 July 2017

APC governors, leaders visit President Buhari in London | Rochas Okorocha speaks on the visit


Governor Rochas Okorocha said President Muhammadu Buhari was very cheerful and has not lost any bit of his sense of humour when he and other leaders of the All Progressives Congress met him in London today.

Okorocha gave this report in a telephone conversation reported by President Buhari’s special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina.

According to Adesina, the Imo state governor said the party delegation spent more than an hour with President Buhari over lunch, and it was very clear from the discussions that he followed developments at home very closely.

HIV, cancer cure underway – Nobel laureate

A Nobel Laureate, Prof. Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, has said there are ongoing efforts to develop a universal cure for HIV and cancer.

The co-discoverer of the HIV said this in Paris while conducting some select journalists on a  tour of the sophisticated laboratories at Institut Pasteur.

She also stated that the HIV Cure and Cancer Forum would on Saturday be inaugurated at the Institut Curie in Paris, NAN reports.

Estranged couple, Ubi Franklin & Lilian Esoro dedicate their son Jayden (Photos)

Estranged couple, Ubi Franklin and Lilian Esoro dedicated their son Jayden on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Revival Assembly, Lagos.

Friends and family, including Seyi Adekunle of Vodi Tailors, Eyo Bassey, CEO of Payporte were in attendance.

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AY Makun, Nadia Buari, other stars at the 2017 Golden Movie Awards in Accra, Ghana (Photos)

The 2017 Golden Movie Awards was held on Saturday at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra, Ghana.

The event was attended by several entertainers from Nigeria and Ghana.

 The celebrities were on top of their fashion game. The event was hosted by Vica Michaels and Uti Nwachukwu.

When flood visits a very dirty environment, this is exactly what you get.

The mainland got its own dirty share of floods over the weekend and it’s a bigger eyesore compared to the island’s last week.

The above photo is a flooded street in Surulere, Lagos after Saturday’s heavy rainfall. The flood collected all the dirt from the different streets and gathered them in one spot. Total clean up!

Photos from Dolapo Oni Sijuwade's surprise baby shower in London (Photos/Video)

Dolapo Oni and her husband, Prince Adegbite Sijuwade are expecting their first child.

The Media personality who's presently in London, was surprised with a baby shower that was organized by her sister and friends.

She shared photos and video and wrote: "Big big big thank youuuuu to my Big Sister @shola.asante for my Surprise Baby Shower! You're the best and thank you to all my London peeps for helping organise this and trying not to spill the beans. Love you all ❤️"

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Actor John Njamah and wife welcome first child on their wedding anniversary


Nollywood actor, John Njamah and his Cameroonian wife Angwi Tangi welcomed their first child on Saturday, July 22, which was their one year wedding anniversary.

The filmmaker announced the good news on Instagram along with photos of his pregnant wife and newborn daughter named Ziorah.

Kevin Hart and his pregnant wife Eniko boggie down amidst cheating scandal (Watch)


Kevin Hart and his pregnant wife, Eniko Parrish aren't backing down on their love and the want the world to know.

There were allegations a few days ago that the popular comedian and actor cheated on his wife after video of him with a mystery woman at the back seat of a car emerged, but the couple don't seem bothered by the scandal as they posted a video of them dancing to French Montana's Unforgettable song.

Pope Francis writes “erring” Priests on Bishop Okpaleke’s appointment


Days after the deadline Pope Francis gave priests of Ahiara diocese, Mbaise, Imo, to write and apologise to Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke elapsed, he has begun to respond to each of them.

“The pope promised he would write back, and he’s doing so,” said Cardinal John Onaiyekan of Abuja.

The prelate, who’s been the apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Ahiara, also said that the letters “are not passing though me,” so he doesn’t know their content, and added that he probably won’t until the process of delivering the letters is over, NAN reports.

Boko Haram: Kano police engage insurgents in gun battle, arrest 5 | Army prevent bomb attack in Borno, kill 3 female suicide bombers


The police in Kano State on Sunday morning engaged in a gun duel with gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram, Premium Times reports.

The police officers were members of a special task force set up by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.

At the end of the gun duel, three of the suspects were arrested, as well as two women suspected to be wives of the suspects.

#SundayHotness: These 20 photos shows Mbong Amata knows how to live the sexy life

Mbong Amata sure knows how to blend her work and lifestyle perfectly.

The Nollywood actress and producer knows when to be on movie set and when to take sometime out to live the sexy life without offending anyone's sense of modesty.

The mother of one has been tantalizing her Instagram followers with her sexy photos.

Ondo governor, Akeredolu appoints kinsman as acting chief judge

The governor of Ondo, Rotimi Akeredolu, has appointed Oluwatoyin Akeredolu as the new acting chief judge of the state, after months of a legal battle that sought the removal of Justice Temitayo Osoba.

Osoba took over as acting chief judge shortly before the assumption of office by Akeredolu in February.

Another lady files $10m lawsuit against Usher for “exposing” her to Herpes

Usher is facing another lawsuit from a woman who claims the singer did not confess he had herpes before they engaged in unprotected sex.

The woman has slammed $10m lawsuit against the R&B star for exposing her to the diseases.

TMZ reports that the lawsuit, filed by the yet to be identified lady, claimed that they had sex on April 16 at her Atlanta home, but she wore protection.

Jada Pinkett-Smith finally addresses rumours that she and Will Smith are swingers


It's long been rumoured that the key to Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith's long-lasting marriage is the fact they have an open relationship. However, Jada has finally put an end to the speculation

 During an appearance on Andy Cohen's What What Happens Live, a caller asked the actress, who has been married to Will for 23 years, about the craziest thing she'd ever heard.

Jada, 45, replied: "The craziest rumour? That Will and I are swingers. It's constant."
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