Sunday, July 31, 2016

Presidency Press Release: Nigeria makes headway in securing China's funding of projects

Nigeria makes headway in securing China's funding of projects

Budget and National Planning Minister, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, at the weekend, in Beijing, made a strong case why the Chinese government should assist Nigeria financially in funding critical major infrastructure projects in the country. Senator Udoma who was in China for the Coordinator’s meeting on the implementation of the follow-up actions of the Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) also used the opportunity to discuss issues of vital economic interest with that country’s Vice Minister for Commerce, Mr. Qian Keming; and officials of China EXIM bank, where he stressed the mutually beneficial relationship the two countries will eventually enjoy if Nigeria’s economy is assisted to grow rapidly.

At the Johannesburg Summit in South Africa in December 2015, China had agreed to Assist African countries in ten strategic areas that will help their economy. It pledged $60 billion in aid, grants and concessional loans.

Nigeria is trying to get as much of the Chinese funding for projects in the form of grants, aids, investments and loans. The loan component will however be within the country’s debt sustainability limits. Projects proposed for the facility by Nigeria is in the region of about $20 billion, and the Minister said Nigeria will be in a better stead if the Chinese government will assist with a substantial part of the funds required.

Mide Martins speaks on her marriage, acting and life's challenges in new interview.

Mide Martins

I attended Community Grammar School, Ibadan for my elementary education and Providence Heights Secondary School, Fagba, Lagos, for my post-primary education. I have a diploma in   International Relations from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye.

I started acting after my mum, Funmi Martins, died in 2002. The journey was not easy, but I give God all the glory. I never wanted to be an actress. After my mum died, I started acting so people won’t forget her. After a while, I became fond of it. I love acting so much, and I think I would have missed a lot if I had chosen to do something else. I think acting is like a spirit and it is in you, that’s it. Only a few people have the ability to interpret roles perfectly.
My most challenging role till date was when I played a mad person. The title of the movie wasMafikanmi. It was quite challenging  but I prayed about it and I was able to pull it off. It has also not been easy balancing marriage and career. I have to juggle going to locations and running back to the house to take care of the kids and also cook for my husband.

As posted by singer Lynxxx on instagram.

New press release from senator Dino Melaye.

Communication As A Tool For Effective Representation
I want to thank the people of Kogi West for the unalloyed support given to me so far, especially in the celebrated disagreement that erupted between myself and Sen. Remi Tinubu. Grasping the fact of the matter, in the face of infantile
falsehood against my person. Your actions in the past few weeks have endeared and refreshed my sense of service.
We have to keep the bond of understanding and solidarity as we renew our 'contracte du social'. I will rebound your hope in Kogi West development.
My communication consultants are working on both simple and hi-tech communication platforms me and the people of Kogi West. From now, I am initiating a robust communication collaboration for the collective task ahead.

#SaveMayowaSaga: Family must sign consent form before she can be released LUTH insists.

The Lagos University Teaching Hospital on Saturday said it would not release Mayowa Ahmed, an ovarian cancer patient, for treatment elsewhere until her family signed a consent form.
The Ahmed family have been enmeshed in a controversy with popular actress, Toyin Aimakhu and an NGO founder Aramide Kasumu. Speaking in a phone interview with one of our correspondents, the Public Relations Officer of LUTH, Mr. Kenneth Otuneme, said that the family had yet to sign a consent form for Mayowa’s release.

He said, “Mayowa is still with us.  If the family needs a referral letter, the managing consultant would decide on that. If the managing consultant wants to issue a referral letter, he will. It is up to the family. I don’t know if the hospital plans to release Mayowa.

A trully Wordless post. I have no words!! WOW!

ani_iyoho:   To my friends
For most of you who have ever commented or sent a chat to me you know I do all I can to respond to them all. So it hurt me deeply to keep you in silence and in the dark during this period. I couldn't avoid it. The calls were maddening. My phone had to be turned off till the matter was resolved in public where it started.

Lagos banker allegedly shoots himself dead over N350m debt.

A Manager at a second generation bank, First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Plc, Mr. Olisa Nwakoby on Friday evening shot himself dead in the presence of his Priest at the Lekki area of Lagos Island, Lagos State.
The father of a 10-year- old daughter was said to have taken his own life because of an incriminating huge loan transaction he approved in his bank, New Telegraph reports.

Sources close to the family revealed that the late Olisa was the approving officer for the loan which the beneficiary is no longer servicing and the bank was on the neck of Olisa to get the money back.

His late father, Chief Patrick Oguejiofor Nwakoby was a former chairman of First Bank of Niger Plc, a successfully lawyer , politician and a highly respected community leader before his death.

Actress Halima Abubakar says she is in no hurry to be married as she has nine years before menopause sets in.

The actress in a recent post had insinuated that she is still a virgin.. this had many of her fans and trolls decending on her, telling her to go get married, and trying to shame her.
well, just as we all know how Halima is, she has taken time to school her fans again. this time, she says she is in no hurry to be married or have kids, saying she has like nine years before she reaches menopause..

In this  chat with the Punch (Sunday Scoop),“Why would people become annoyed because I said I am a virgin? Just because I’m in the industry does not mean I am badly behaved. Not everyone is sexually active. You can have a boyfriend and not be sexually active. The reaction I got shows the mentality of the people. If I say I’m a virgin, I am and if I say I am not, then I am not. They tell me to go get married, should I go after  someone else’s  husband?,” she said.
“Everybody thinks one should get married from age 18. A lot of marriages are complicated. Marriage will come when it will come, one doesnt need to force it.

Fake pastor who lures and robb his victims using fake prophesies arrested in Imo state.

Police hang

A Man who claimed to have been in pastoral ministry for 10 years and was on the run for sometime now is cooling his heels in the custody of the Imo State Police Com­mand, Owerri.

Until his arrest, 45-year-old Delight Arinze Okorie, told Sunday Sun reporter in Owerri that he was the pastor-in-charge of Watered Ground Ministry.
He said: “I have been in pastoral ministry for over 10 years. When some of my members or the friends they bring, come to tell me about their problems, I always give them fake prophecies. If I discover that they have mon­ey, I use the opportunity to rob them by setting them up with the fake prophecies.”
As Sunday Sun further learnt in an interview with the Commissioner of Police, Imo State, Mr. Taiwo Laka­nu, this was the strategy Okorie deployed in deceiv­ing, robbing and attempting to murder one member of the church, 35-year-old Mrs. Chioma Oleka at Atta in Ihennasa, Njaba Local Gov­ernment Area, Imo State, by falsely claiming that she was possessed with a mermaid (marine) spirit.
Lakanu explained that on May 25, 2016, Okorie lured Oleka to Nwangele river, where she was to ostensibly undergo special deliverance prayer. The lady drove her Lexus SUV with a Rivers State registration number, KPR 243HF to keep the appointment for prayers and deliverance.

Husband of woman who chained down 10yr old girl says she is mentally ill..

chain girl

Husband of Chiamaka Okafor, the woman alleged to have chained a 10-year-old girl, Promise Udeh, rescued by the Ogun State Police Command, has made an excuse for his wife’s actions, saying that she has partial insanity.

The rescue of Udeh at Alawaye community, Saraki in Adigbe area of Abeokuta came on the heels of the earlier rescue of a nine-year-old boy who was similarly chained by his father, a pastor of a white garment church in Ogun State
Sunday Sun reliably gathered that little Promise was chained by her aunt, identified as Chiamaka Okafor, 32, who accused her of stealing N4,000. Promise is a primary one pupil from Ebonyi State, where her parents also reside. Her aunt was said to have brought her to Ogun State four years ago.
It was learnt that Promise often stole from her guardians and had always been on the run, in a bid to escape punishment every time she allegedly com­mitted the theft.
Although the prime suspect, Chiamaka, a mother of four, is still at large, her husband, Sunday Okafor, was arrested about 6pm on Wednesday by the police and is being held in custody at Ibara Police Divi­sion, Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.
When Okafor spoke with Sunday Sun, he lamented his wife’s neurological condition which, he claimed was respon­sible for her recent dastardly act.

His words: “My wife has mental illness and I have been taking her to different church programmes to seek deliver­ance for her. I have been trying to hide this from people but the truth is that my wife has partial madness and, I have been taking her to different crusades since we got married in 2006. As for Promise, she keeps stealing from us.

Actress Anita Joseph shares new curvaceous photos..

The actress shared these beautiful photos, accentuating her curves.
see more photos below

Earth tremor hits Kaduna, Residents blamed it on prostitutes and homosexual rapists' activities..

Residents of the Hayin Magina area of Ikara, in Kaduna State has blamed the recent mini-earthquake they witnessed, on the "activities of prostitutes and homosexuals." The earth tremor manifested largely on a massive rock and affected nearby houses. It caused cracks on the rock and visible cracks on walls of houses. Some witnesses described it as having been a thunderous noise which sounded like a bomb blast. It woke sleeping residents at about 10:43pm, as reported by the Daily Trust.

Some houses in the area were deserted, as the occupants were said to have left out of fear. The remaining inhabitants, also, are visibly shaken and are still shaking from the experience.

Malam Mustapha Musa, whose carpentry workshop was closed in wake of the quake said the incident is a warning to those who have made homosexuality their trade. 
"It’s nothing but a warning from Allah, the most high. Many heartless residents have made the rock a safe haven for raping our young boys. On many occasions, victims were found wounded by rapists around the rock. Parents of some of these boys are still battling to restore them. Those who cannot afford medical bills are suffering in silence," he said.

Let’s Talk Turkey About Turkey. Another piece written by Reuben Abati.

I was shocked by the trenchant reaction to my piece on the July 15 attempted coup in Turkey from at least two persons. The piece titled “Nigerians and the Failed Coup in Turkey” (The Guardian, Sunday, July 17) had fetched a mail and direct messages from a concerned Nigerian who objected to my description of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a bad guy- an intolerant, arrogant, temperamental dictator who after July 15 could become even more authoritarian. 

The fellow praised Erdogan and spoke glowingly about how well the Turkish economy has fared under his watch. I also got a list of current economic indicators on Turkey sent to me. 

I assured the fellow that I was not in any way in support of any anti-democratic move, and that the article was not about the Turkish economy but Erdogan’s politics and leadership. I added that while he was perfectly entitled to his admiration of Erdogan, I had no reasons to change my views and that he should beware of Embassy propaganda. It was a polite, private discussion. 
But there was nothing polite about the other reaction that caught my attention. It was in form of a scurrilous, very badly written press statement titled “Reuben Abati Should Keep His Stinking Pen” by a so-called Center for Human Rectitude, posted on Facebook, and signed by one Yusuf Jimoh Aweda, with the pompous title of a Director. 

Wordless Post.

Family cries foul, after corpse of their pregnant relative was found multilated in Idanre, Ondo mortuary.

The corpse of a 28-year-old pregnant woman, Justina Joshua, which was left to rot in the mortuary of the General Hospital in Idanre, Ondo State due to a clash of cultures, has been mutilated while laying on the floor of the mortuary.

According to a previous report by PUNCH , Justina, who hailed from Akwa Ibom State, died moments after she was knocked down by a tree while on the farm to pluck corn in the company of her six-year-old nephew.
Justina, who had three children with her husband, Sunday, made it to a clinic but when she was being transferred to the general hospital for better care, she died at the gate of the hospital, ostensibly due to the complications she suffered from the incident, having been trapped under the tree for hours.

The Idanre community had insisted that she must be buried beside the tree, in line with their custom, while the relatives of the deceased, also insisted that their own custom demands that Justina’s corpse should be taken home for proper burial.

The Commissioner of Police in Ondo State, Hilda Harrison, intervened in the matter, which led to the release of the corpse by the community, and the case was transferred to the State Investigation Bureau in Akure, the state capital.

Vivica Fox celebrates 50th birthday with stunning photos..

WOW! Can you believe this is a 52 year old woman?
Black don't crack for real!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Jibrin releases new press statement, Says he is confident that the ICPC and EFCC will arrest Dogara.

"Yesterday we recorded huge success in our mission to get the Corrupt Speaker of the House Yakubu Dogara and his cohorts to face prosecution. On the request of my lawyers, the security agencies have promptly protected the appropriation secretariat, my office and house. Our petition to the EFCC and ICPC against Speaker Dogara, Lasun, Doguwa, Ogor and eight other members have been dispatched yesterday. 
The case against them ranges from corrupt enrichment, abuse of office&public trust, living above means, massive movement of funds in budget. The members are Speaker Yakubu Dogara, Deputy Speaker Yusuf Lasun, Whip Alhassan Doguwa and Minority Leader Leo Ogor. Others include, chairman FCT Hon Herma Hembe, Chairman higher education Hon Zakari Mohammed, chairman health Hon Chike Okafor Chairman power Hon Dan Asuquo, Chairman marine transport Hon mohammed Bago, Chairman Police Hon Haliru Jika, Chairman interior Hon Jagaba Adams Jagaba and Chairman House services Hon Babanle Ila This is a defining moment in the struggle to cleanse the House,first time a member will drag 12 of his colleagues to the anti graft agencies.

Graphic Photo: Woman slashed husband's mouth & chin, after she saw receipt of money he sent to his mistress.

One ghanaian woman allegedly slashed her husband's mouth after she found the receipt of the money that was transfered by her husband to his mistress..
Gosh!! this is too far now! why would you disfigure a man, just because he sends money to some alleged mistress?
What happened to walking away if you can't bear his actions and behaviours??
I hope this woman is caught and punished!

See the man's mouth below. Please be warned, as it is very very graphic.

The Fajuyi Spirit , Written By Femi Fani-Kayode

Fifty years ago today, on July 29th 1966, a man by the name of Lt. Col. Francis Adekunle Fajuyi gave his life in defence of our country and the then Head of State, General Johnson Thomas Aguiyi-Ironsi. His killers were a group of northern army officers who participated in the so-called northern "revenge coup" of July 29th 1966. No less than 300 Igbo army officers were slaughtered that night together with a handful of yoruba soldiers, including Fajuyi.
Major General Fajuyi was a yoruba man who opted to die in defence of an igbo Head of State. This was not only honorable and courageous but it was also unique and unprecedented. He was a selfless hero and a man that we shall honor and immortalise in the new Nigeria that is to come.

Those that murdered him, General Aguiyi-Ironsi and the famous 300 in cold blood that night are still running the affairs of our country till today. They determine who is who and who gets what. They decide who our President will be and how long he will remain in power. As a matter of fact their hateful hegemony and evil intentions are even more pronounced and frightful today than they were in 1966 and their grip on the levers of power in our country is even stronger.

Today they are fully in charge and some of those that actually shot Fajuyi are fully behind them. Yet despite their intention to dominate, silence, break and destroy the rest of us one thing remains clear: the Fajuyi spirit of courage, unity, selflesness and sacrifice has been imbued by millions in the southern and Middle Belt regions of our country.

10yr old girl rescued, after she was chained by aunt in Ogun state.

The police in Ogun State have rescued another chained 10-year-old girl identified as Promise Udeh, at Adigbe area of Abeokuta, the State capital. According to the Punch, the girl was rescued on Thursday when neighbours living close to the building where she was chained and abandoned told the police.
Recall that at the weekend, a-nine-year boy, Korede Taiwo was chained in a room for about a month by his father, Mr. Taiwo, who is the pastor in charge of the Key of Joy Parish of the Celestial Christ, Ajinwo, Ota area of Lagos state.
The Ogun State acting Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, while confirming the incident said the girl was allegedly chained by her aunt, name given as Chiamaka Okafor, for stealing N4,000.
The PPRO disclosed that Chiamaka is currently on the run but her husband, Sunday Okafor has been taken into custody.

#SaveMayowaSaga: Actress Toyin Aimakhu releases press statement .

We've heart from almost all the parties involved in this saga, here is Toyin's side of what really happened..

In view of the recent happenings around Mayowa Ahmed's ill health and the many allegations of fraud surrounding the funds raised, it has become imperative that I come clean by stating my side of the story and by implications, set the record straight. 
When I got wind of Mayowa’s sickness, I was moved to tears and immediately sought to know how I could help, hence my on-the-spot video which went viral as my genuine intervention. 
Indeed, I was overwhelmed by the quick response of well-meaning Nigerians to whom I will forever owe a debt of gratitude. 
But all this changed yesterday, Thursday 28th, July, when I went to the hospital in the morning to check as well as follow up on Mayowa. Her brother had told everyone to leave them alone because they wanted privacy. Although I was shocked at the sudden change in attitude, especially the tone of communication, I still did not suspect anything was amiss. 
However, on my way out, I received a call from one Aramide Kasumu of Life Stake Foundation, who would later claim the whole Mayowa Ahmed fund raiser was a scam.

The bleaching, chameleon crowd, Writtn By Reuben Abati.

I wrote a piece recently, a tribute to the late veteran actress Bukky Ajayi and the multi-instrumentalist OJB Jezreel, in which I raised a number of issues, including how in Nollywood today, there is an obsession with the whitening of skin, an anti-Negritude yellowing, what I referred to as “the bleaching, chameleon crowd of Nollywood beauties.”

The various reactions to the piece conveniently ignored this subject; two young ladies who felt that I was probing an unpopular theme drew my attention to this. I was reminded that being light-skinned is now the in-thing, indeed the socially acceptable norm, because there is now a universalization of the concept of beauty and self-esteem. 

The more light-skinned you are, the more acceptable you are in various circumstances, that is. I thought if this was true, then it is a tragedy indeed for the black world. For, once upon a time in the history of the black race, being black was a thing of joy and an instrument of protest. When Jesse Evans gave the black salute at the 1939 Olympics, after winning four gold medals, he was making a racially loaded statement about black pride and achievement.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Kidnapper who sells children for 1,500Naira arrested. #photo

A suspected child abductor, Ola Ibikunle, has been detained by the police after he was caught with a four-year-old girl in the Oyero area of Ijoko, Ogun State.
It was learnt that Ibikunle, a bricklayer, had held his victim, Eniola, by the neck and was about to strangle her in an uncompleted building when he was caught by passersby.
The suspect, who confessed to have stolen a three-year-old boy and sold him for N1,500, was later handed over to operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Agbado Police Division.

PUNCH Metro gathered that Eniola and her 11-year-old sister, Opeyemi, were following their father, Segun Quadri, to a church in Ijoko around 2pm on Tuesday.
The father was said to have gone some distance ahead when the suspect ambushed the children and abducted Eniola.The victim’s sister, Opeyemi, reportedly raised the alarm which caught the attention of some passersby.

Obanikoro's aide confesses to taking N4.745B to Ekiti gov. Fayose

Former Minister of Defence (State) Musiliu Obanikoro’s head of security has told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) how his principal moved funds to Ekiti State for the June 21, 2014 governorship election.

According to reports by The Nation, Lt. Commander A. O. Adewale gave a blow-by-blow account of the cash movement when he was grilled by some EFCC operatives.N

The EFCC is investigating the N1.299billion cash taken to Governor Ayodele Fayose by Obanikoro in chartered flight before the election.

The cash was part of the N4.745 billion paid into Obanikoro’s company, Sylva Mcnamara by the Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA).

He said: “I was posted as the Flag Lieutenant to the Hon. Minister of State for Defence from March 2014 to September 2014. Thereafter I proceeded to Defence Intelligence School for my basic French Language course from December 14 to June 2015.

”As at when I was the Flag Lieutenant to the Minister of State for Defence, my schedule of duties was being in charge of Very Important Personalities (VIP) protection, organisation and administration of the escorts and also coordination of convoys for movement, organisation and administration of the escorts’ means.

Photos from Stephen Keshi's Burial.

Stephen Keshi has now been laid to rest.
His remains was interred today buried 

See photos from the event below

Man who raped his daughters says he wanted to check if they were still virgins..

This man is sick sick!!

Two teenage sisters have narrated how their biological father,repeatedly raped them without using condoms.
The accused, Mr. Okon Jimmy Amah 40, father of four, confessed to have had sex 
with both of his daughters. He however added that he was only attempting to check if the girls were still virgins. According to him, he continued to have sex with them, because his second wife, who lives with him, used to deny him sex.
According to the girls, Enobong, 16 and Imaobong, 13, not real names, their father, a mechanic and driver, from Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, turned them into sex objects and always raped them without using condoms.

Enobong is a Junior Secondary School (JSS3) student was living with her mother in Benin, Edo State, until April 9, 2015, when she decided to visit her father in Uyo. It was after she got there, that her father turned her into his lover. She said:
“My father started soliciting sex from me. In fact, that April, my father forcefully had sexual intercourse with me in our small room.
He had sex with me in the middle of the night. He has had sex with me several times. I have lost count of the number of times he had sex with me. What is making this issue explodes now, is that one day, after I returned from selling recharge cards, my father got angry that I got home late. I tried to explain to him that I had to balance my account.
He however refused to accept my explanation. He started flogging me with a fan belt.”

#SaveMayowaSaga. LUTH releases press statement.


Below is the press statement released by LUTH in the wake  of all the  controversies surrounding the fund that was  publicly raised  to help pay for  the treatment of Mayowa. Trouble started when people th at facilitated the raising of  funds were being shut out by the family. The later ( Toyin Aimakhu and Aramide) cried foul and said this must have been a  scam.
Read LUTH's statement below:
Miss Mayowa Ahmed is an old patient of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital who has been on treatment for another condition. This 31year-old lady came into the Private Wing of LUTH on Monday, 25th July, 2016 with a history and clinical features of an intra-abdominal mass. The family and the patient brought along some results of laboratory investigations ordered and done from outside LUTH. 

Three different Specialists were invited to review Mayowa. The Gynaecologist, Oncologist and Haematologist all arrived at a tentative diagnosis of an abdominal malignancy. They planned to conduct a series of fresh tests to confirm the definitive diagnosis, since the earlier tests were neither requested nor authorised by any doctor from LUTH.

Omg!! Alhaji chops off wife's hand over alleged adultery # Graphic Photo.

Omg! and when i thought the day couldn't have been worse than it already worse because of the #saveMayowa brouhaha, i got this news that one Alhaji Muhammad Ishaq Onifari  decided to teach his wife a lesson over her infidelity, by chopping off her left hand..
He did this gruesome act, took photos of the severed hand and then posted it on social media!!
It was neighbors who heard her screaming that rushed her to the hospital.
He has since been arrested, althought he doesnt see any wrong in what he has done. he show no remorse for his actions boasting still as if she was his property. He is currently awaiting trial scheduled for next week Monday.

See the graphic photo of the severed hand below

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Tiwa Savage signs deal with Roc Nation.#Photo.

#Repost @rocnation: Welcome @TiwaSavage to the #RocNation family!

She was in America some weeks back with Don Jazzy and it was rumored that she is now signed under Jay Z's company  Roc Nation. well, its no longer a rumor.
The Marvin first lady has indeed signed to Roc Nation.
She shared the above photo and captioned it as above.

congrats to the Marvins.

New Twist in the #SaveMayowa saga, as family releases video saying the fundraising wasn't a scam..

Negodu oh, Just Negodu!!

So many conflicting versions...even from 'trusted' sources.
Some say it was really a scam, some say its because Toyin and Aramide wants some part of the money, and  thatwas why they cried foul..
I am sure every party will agree now that due to the fact that Mayowa's cancer has metastasized, and she is now terminally ill, Only paliative can be done to alleviate her pain. 
I don't really care if this was a scam or not, as indication strongly points to, but the family had better fly Mayowa out of the country for treatmentm as that was the reason why the monies were donated.
I really do pity Mayowa in all these. She shouldn't be made to go through this hurt, as she has her life battle to fight. I hope she gets the help she really needs and not used as a pawn.

3 Nigerians, 1 Indonesian executed in Indonesia for drug trafficking.

Indonesia has executed three Nigerian drug convicts by firing squad.
The Nigerians were put to death along with one Indonesian today despite pleas from relatives and international bodies. 
The convicts are: Nigerians Seck Osmane, Humphrey Jefferson Ejike, Michael Titus Igweh and Freddy Budiman(The indonesian).
The confirmation came just after midnight (Indonesian time).
Deputy Attorney-General for General Crimes Noor Rachmad said one local and three Nigerian drug convicts were executed by firing squad.

Teenage robbery gang leader arrested in Cross Rivers.

The Cross River State Police Command has arrested a Senior Secondary School, SS 2 student, Christian Donatus, aka Inyang, alleged to be the leader of a robbery gang.
Donatus, a student of Eastern Secondary School, Ediba, Calabar, had allegedly led his syndicate to raid a shop, Value Mart, owned by the former First Lady of the state, Obioma Imoke, two weeks ago.
According to Daily Post, the suspect was paraded alongside one of his accomplices, Ubong Bassey Essien, on Wednesday before newsmen at the Command’s headquarters.
Parading the 19-year-old man, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Ms. Irene Ugbo, said the suspect who hails from Akokwa, Imo State, had been terrorizing various parts of the city, raiding homes, shops and commuters and dispossessing them of their valuables.

Total's CEO Christophe de Margerie dies in freak plane crash ..

Christophe de Margerie, the chief executive of French oil company Total, has died in an air crash in Moscow.
His corporate jet collided with a snow plough and was then engulfed in flames. All four people on board were killed.
The driver of the snow plough was drunk, according to Russian investigators.
Mr de Margerie, had been chief executive of Europe's third largest oil company since 2007. He was highly regarded within the oil industry.
A statement from the office of French President Francois Hollande said: "Christophe de Margerie dedicated his life to French industry and to building up the Total group. He made it into one of the very top global companies
"Francois Hollande cherished Christophe de Margerie's independent character, original personality and his devotion to his country."
He was only 63 years old.


Wow!! Should we call this branding or packaging..
I must comment her tenacity and patience..

Christian Pentecostal Beauty Pageant contestants visits the Orange Magazine's Port Harcourt Office. #photos.

The publisher of Orange Magazine, Loveth Ogedegbe ,reportedly had a busy day on Tuesday 26, July 2016, following a courtesy visit from the 35 contestant of the Christian Pentecostal Beauty Pageant at Orange Magazine's Port Harcourt Office Shortly after they visited High Chief Ateke Tom.

 The 35 contestant accompanied by their chaperone and instructors paid a courtesy visit to Loveth Odegegbe ahead of their fourth coming beauty contest taking place on the 30th of July 2016. 
The publisher reportedly discussed issues regarding the fourth coming pageant and and also gave her own words of advice to the contestant. 

The 35 contestant who visited orange magazine office and their team were received by the magazine staff. 

More photos from the visit below

Photos: Senator Dino Melaye welcomes new baby.

Senator Dino Melaye Welcomes Baby Boy!

Senator Dino Melaye who was recently in teh news for threanteing to beat up a fellow female senator has welcomed his newest child.
He is full of smiles and he poses with the baby.
congrats to him.

Breast Cancer Awareness..#What You Should Know About Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment.

I was facebook strolling and stumbled upon this very very useful information about breast cancer, its prevention and treatment on Ignacia Kola's page and i couldn't help but share.
Cancer is becoming an epidermic lately and the earlier it is caught, the better for everyone.
This types of cancer is not limited to women alone, though women are more prone to having it.
Read all about it below and learn!

Symptoms of Breast Cancer

A lump in a breast
A pain in the armpits or breast that does not seem to be related to the woman's menstrual period
Pitting or redness of the skin of the breast; like the skin of an orange
A rash around (or on) one of the nipples
A swelling (lump) in one of the armpits
An area of thickened tissue in a breast
One of the nipples has a discharge; sometimes it may contain blood
The nipple changes in appearance; it may become sunken or inverted
The size or the shape of the breast changes
The nipple-skin or breast-skin may have started to peel, scale or flake.

(1.Chest wall. 2. Pectoralis muscles. 3. Lobules (glands that make milk). 4. Nipple surface. 5. Areola. 6. Lactiferous duct tube that carries milk to the nipple. 7. Fatty tissue. 8. Skin.)

may consists of an oncologist, radiologist, specialist cancer surgeon, specialist nurse, pathologist, radiologist, radiographer, and reconstructive surgeon. Sometimes the team may also include an occupational therapist, psychologist, dietitian, and physical therapist.

Surgery of breast cancer includes:

Lumpectomy - surgically removing the tumor and a small margin of healthy tissue around it. In breast cancer, this is often called breast-sparing surgery. This type of surgery may be recommended if the tumor is small and the surgeon believes it will be easy to separate from the tissue around it.
Mastectomy - surgically removing the breast. Simple mastectomy involves removing the lobules, ducts, fatty tissue, nipple, areola, and some skin. Radical mastectomy means also removing muscle of the chest wall and the lymph nodes in the armpit.

Stephen Keshi's Burial Rites Started. #Photos.

The burial rites of Former Nigerian player and coach, Stephen Keshi has started at the St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Airport road in Benin, Edo State.
Many family members, colleagues and well wishers are there to pay their last respect.

See more photos below

AUDIO & VIDEOS: Toyin Aimakhu and Aramide Speaks Out About The #SaveMayowa Fundraising Scam. The family actually used Mayowa. They knew what they were doing all along.

Listen to this audio, gotten by YNaija..

Toyin and Aramide described their involvement inthe #SaveMayowa 's fundraising that later on turned out to be a scam. 

People are just so callous. The family knew what they were doing all along.

Watch videos that was taken at the station after the cut

Barrage of question floods the media as it's been confirmed that the #SaveMayowa initiative was a scam..


The letter below is what an NGO owner sent to OAP DaddyFreeze about the fund being raised for Cancer patient Mayowa.The initiative was said be under scrutiny, as the patient looked too advanced in the disease, and people questioned if the money was really gonna be used for the treatment.
Now that Linda Ikeji has reported that it is indeed a scam, OAP Freeze has decided to post the letter he got, questioning the fundraising..

Dear Daddy Freeze,
Post written on 26th of July the day 32million was raised for Mayowa’s cancer treatment.
I run a foundation that is 100% not for profit,so when Mayowa’s post went up people tagged me,I ignored until some people opened a group and dragged me in,I was still reluctant,but I obliged them,so I called ,got her addy and was in her home.
Now when I got to her house I was pissed at why is she home and not in the hospital,then the family said they wanted her to go abroad because they where no longer comfortable with Nigerian hospitals,now I thought so is staying home a better option?Now Mayowa is sickle cell,and a stage 4 cancer,what are her chances of living?

Abdulmumin Jibrin indicts Dogara in new statements, alleges he diverted Fed. govt water project to his farm in Nasarrawa

 Read his statement below 
Good morning fellow Nigerians, Everyday I will give additional allegation against Mr Speaker and the 3 others until the law catches up with them. Allegation no21 to MrSpeaker: why did you fraudulently divert a Fed Govt water project to your farm in Nasarawa and how are you funding the farm?

 When a new Speaker emerges and the other principal officers replaced, I will write to the presiding officers of both chambers to commence a radical internal reform in the entire NASS beyond budget to cover performance assessment, running cost and allowances, investigations etc 

If the reform so done on NASS is not made public latest by December, I shall take it up and lay before the general public even if I am alone

The idea is to do a clean up, flush out corruption and corrupt members so that in 2019 only corrupt free people who want to serve will come in

Celebrity stylist Toyin Lawani's baby daddy on Instagram ranting spree!

What's happening these days between Toyin Lawani and her boo/Baby Daddy ,LordTrigg?
The guy has been ranting on instagram for a while, uploading and deleting memes, the latest one posted up there is directed at someone who he says is always playing the victim, while he/she is the real villian..
Says the truth will be known soon...

I am patiently waiting to know this truth..

Burial rites for Stephen Keshi begins today.

The final journey home for late Super Eagles chief coach and renowned football tactician, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, will begin today, with series of activities lined up to herald his interment in Illah, Oshimili North local government area of Delta State, tomorrow.
When journalists visited his Ukpologwu Quarters home in Illah on Tuesday, the compound wore a new look, after renovation works were completed in readiness for his burial.
Work on the tomb, where his remains would be laid, had been completed as at the time of the visit.

Also, all was set at the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Illah, preparatory to the service of songs/vigil mass today, as well as the requiem mass tomorrow and the thanksgiving mass on Sunday.

Comedian AliBaba shares epic throw back photo.

Seems like everyone is reminiscing on old times. Hehe

Nollywood actress Toyin Aimakhu set to launch her own Emojis 'Teemoji'..

Actress cum producer Toyin Aimakhu is set to launch her very own line of emojis called ‘Teemoji'. 
The subscription based Toyin Aimakhu - themed emoji app is a collection of replications of many of Toyin’s unique facial expressions matched with everyday local phrases and parlance in Yoruba Language. This unique emojis would allow users express themselves in more fun and relatable ways.
The Teemojis would be available for download soon.

The emojis looks funny! i definitely will be downloading them. :-D 

Special effects gone wrong! Nollywood actor roasts in fire while on set of a movie#Photos & Video

A near death incident was averted on a Nollywood set recently when a promising actor, Ani Iyoho was badly burnt while playing a fire incident role on set of movie director, Stanlee Ohikhuare.
An actor on set said while Ani was burning, the fire extinguisher on set did not work and Stanlee shocked everyone by continuing filming with the intention to add the real fire incident to the film.
Ani as we write now is on hospital bed, with his colleagues running around to raise money for him.
All efforts to reach Stanlee has proved abortive and the producers of the movie Kelechi Udegbe and Ugochukwu Azikiwe are on the run.

Gosh! why would all things like first aid and others not be put in place in case of any eventuality?
i really do hope he gets well soon, without a scar to mark him for life.
See the graphic video and photos after the cut

Woman who was arrested for setting Lagos hotel on fire had wanted to kill her lover in the hotel.

Remember the chinese woman who as arrested for setting a lagos hotel on fire, well it turns out the woman had wanted to kill her lover who was lodged in the hotel.
Th forty-seven-year-old Zhen Zhen had attempted to kill her lover, Leo Feng, 41, when she set Ernest Hotel in the Ikeja area of Lagos on fire.
The hotel attendant, Emeka Nwaegbo, said this at the resumed hearing of the case at the Ebute-Meta Magistrate’s court.
Nwaegbo told the court that Zhen accused Feng of sleeping with her without giving her food, which informed her decision.

PUNCH Metro had reported that the lovers checked into the hotel on Allen Avenue, Ikeja, on July 4.
It was alleged that the couple smoked and shunned the warning of the hotel attendant to stop the act.
However, around 2am on July 5, the hotel was said to have been gutted by fire.
The couple were arrested by the police and the case transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the suspects, who could not meet their N2m bail conditions, were remanded in prison.
Present at the resumed hearing were the manager of the hotel, Ernest Nwayerem; the hotel attendant, Nwaegbo; and the representative of the Chinese Embassy, who identified himself only as Olayiwola.

Singer Waje, Then and Now..

That is what she used to look like! All slim and trim. :-D 

What she looks like now!!