Sunday, 31 August 2014
Last week sunday, Chinenye Ugonna wrote award winning article " How To Spot Fake Abuja Girl"
This week, she is going to put the spotlight on Fake Abuja big boys, FABBs too – they are all FABBs.
These guys are always well-dressed with flashy cars. Some of them are even from rich homes. You see them looking like a bag of money, meanwhile nothing in their bank accounts.
There is nothing wrong with looking good and not having money to back it up. There is only something wrong when you are doing it for packaging.
Continue after the cut.......
The controversial singer is known for making strange declarations Maheeda is at it again! This time the singer/n*dist extraordinaire has said that she had s*x with Davido, in her dreams!
Maheeda revealed this via her Twitter handle @MaheedaNigeria saying: “I had sex with davido in my dream yesternight, But why? I no de crush on him, Was fun sha! If na as him do am him dey do for real life hmmm!”
Koye Olu-Ibukun has been named as the diplomat who, after making contact with the Liberian diplomat Sawyer, went away secretly to Port Harcourt and was treated by Ike Enemuo, a doctor from Sam Steel Hospital on East-West Road. Olu-Ibukun then returned to Lagos cleared of the virus.
The ECOWAS staff was reportedly attended to at his hotel, MANDATE HOTEL. The hotel is close to Obio Akpor Secretariatat and the police station at Rumuodomanya (near Rumuokoro).
Apparently Enemuo was aware that Kuye was infected and even tried to decontaminate the place after treatment. However, the hotel has been closed down now.
When Enemuo became sick, he was treated at Green Heart hospital in GRA. After Enemuo died, he was taken to UPTH. On hearing of his death, Kuye then made a confession about his trip to Port Harcourt.
Rivers State Commissioner for Health, Sampson Parker, disclosed this to journalists Friday adding that though she could have been treated in the city, Enemuo’s widow had asked to be relocated away from Port Harcourt for personal reasons.
"The widow of the deceased doctor made the request for emotional reasons. She did not want to stay in the Port Harcourt environment after her husband’s death.”
Dr. Parker said the result of the test on the woman, also a medical doctor, was still being awaited, but that her three-month-old baby is alive and well.
The Commissioner also said that 160 persons who had contact with the ECOWAS staff, now identified as Mr. Oluibukun Koye, as well as Dr. Enemuo, were still being observed.
"As at today (Friday), none of them has shown symptoms of any kind. We are in touch with them constantly and they also call us to tell us their condition."
Dr. Parker said experts from the World Health Organization, US and the UK, as well as a team from the Nigerian government, were working with the state government to check the spread of the virus.
The team which worked in Lagos including WHO, American and German groups are presently in Port Harcourt. The Ebola Response Team is the same all over Nigeria. The Federal Government and states are working as one under the leadership of the minister.
About 160 people who suspected to have made contact with Enemuo have been put under observation but only his wife has shown symptoms of the disease.
The Big news yesterday was the suit filed in London by Rev. Anita Oyakhilome, seeking divorce from her husband, Chris Oyakhilome, over alleged adultery and ‘unreasonable behaviour’.
“The divorce case, with Suit No FD14D01650, was filed on April 9, 2014 at Divorce Section A, Central Family Court, First Avenue House, High Holborn, London, UK, on Anita’s behalf by Attwaters Jameson Hill Solicitors
The story of the divorce had been an open secret since early this year, when people began to see less and less of Anita and Chris together, especially at functions where they were supposed to appear as a couple.
The first indication of disharmony was the decision of Pastor Chris to relocate to South Africa while the wife, managed the Christ Embassy churches in London. She is also in-charge of her own chapter, Christ Embassy Docklands on North Woolwich, London and she is the co-Director of LoveWorld Christian Network. This was in January. But by May, the story returned to the front pages.
Church members, including Pastor Chris denied the marital schism and at a stage Pastor Chris had to dash to London to knock his flock back in line, because of fears that they were siding with his estranged wife, who was running the church business in the UK.
Now that it has now been confirmed that Anita had indeed filed divorce papers since April, we share some of the nasty things Chris had said about Anita, most of it when he addressed pastors and deacons of his church at the Bermondsey branch of the church on 16 May.
“Bitterness is prolonged and accumulated anger. My wife is always angry and bitter,”
“Some pastors’ wives think when they marry a pastor, they are equal to the pastor. My wife thinks so. As a matter of fact, Rev. Tom was her pastor before I married her and Rev. Ray and Evang. Owase were her leaders long before I married her. How come she thinks she’s senior to them now?
“I already started Christ Embassy before I married her. I didn’t marry her and said we should start Christ Embassy. I was already ‘pastoring.’ I already set my sail and knew my direction before I married her. I only said ‘come and help
“Be careful of the friends you keep. My wife keeps friends who bring out the worst in her and help her see the worst in People, instead of keeping friends that will help her vision, especially as the wife of a global pastor like me.”
The couple’s marriage, two decades ago, produced two teenage daughters, Sharon and Charlyn. Oyakhilome is the president of Believers’ Love World Inc, the registered name of the Christian ministry, while his estranged wife is the vice-president.
Saturday, 30 August 2014
There was a mild drama in Olodi Apapa area of Lagos State, Thursday night, as a man who took another woman to a hotel came out from the hotel room to see his wife coming out from another room with his friend.
The man identified as Kayode was said to have yelled, “My wife in a hotel with another man!” when he spotted them.
Leadership Weekend gathered that when Kayode saw the wife identified as Funmilayo, he never envisaged that the man with her was his friend called Mufutau but after a closer look, he noticed that the man was Mufutau and he slapped him twice before Mufutau retaliated.
As the men were fighting, Funmilayo also tore the clothes of the other woman for having the effrontery to date her husband.
The fight among the quartet came to an abrupt end when the barman, receptionist, and customers blamed all for not being sincere and trustworthy to their wives and husbands.
They told Kayode he was guilty of the same offence for bringing another man’s wife to the hotel, saying what occurred was a nemesis or law of distributional justice.
The women were said to have torn their clothes to shreds and left the hotel in shame as they booed each other.
The two brand ambassadors who attended the just held Distributors and National Sales Rep event for Pampers stepped out in these stylist attires. Omotola’s blue dress was from stylist Ezinne Chinkata’s Zinkata store while Dakore dazzled in a purple embellished Virgos Lounge dress.
Australian hostage negotiator, Stephen Davis, is revealing more information he alleges to be true.
In another interview, he tells The Cable that Boko Haram insurgents informed him that a senior CBN official was involved in funding their terrorism activities. According to him, the official currently works in the currency operations division of the bank, and is the one handling the transactions.
Speaking on why Western countries have been unable to trace Boko Haram’s source of funding, he says funding is done through “…a legal channel, through the gatekeeper – the CBN, and that makes it very easy to cover up.”
Some more excerpts from the interview:
One of the biggest of suppliers of arms and military uniforms to the JAS (Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad, better known as Boko Haram) currently lives in Cairo, Egypt. He is the recipient of money sent by political sponsors from Nigeria. The funds go through the CBN’s financial system and appear to be a legal transaction.
Meanwhile, the CBN official who handles the funding is an uncle to three of those arrested in connection with the Nyanya bombings. The three boys lived with him. They were arrested by the SSS (Department of State Security) after the bombings but they do not seem to have been interrogated about their uncle in CBN. Or if they have given up information about their uncle then the SSS has not moved against him.
Friday, 29 August 2014
Just when we thought the Ebola scourge had ended, another sprung up in Portharcourt. A sister to the PH doctor,Iyke Enemuo, who reportedly died of Ebola, escaped to Abia state to avoid being quarantined. She was later forced to return after another sibling of hers, also a doctor intervened.
The lady had primary contact with the late Enemuo as she helped care for him while he suffered from the disease. Enemuo's wife is also down with symptoms of the disease.Currently,more than 200 people who had been in contact with Enemuo and the ECOWAS diplomat who infected him, have been quarantined as well.
Noiva do Cordeiro, a small town in Brazil is made up almost entirely of young women - 600 of them aged between 20 and 35. But while the residents of the village would have it no other way, it has left them with the problem of finding eligible men for dating and marriage.
Nelma Fernandes, 23, admits it's impossible for the girls to find a would-be spouse. She said:
"Here, the only men we single girls meet are either married or related to us, everyone is a cousin. I haven't kissed a man for a long time.
"We all dream of falling in love and getting married. But we like living here and don't want to have to leave the town to find a husband.More pics after cut......
Sir Emeka offor and his wife have welcomed a bouncing baby boy. 29 Adanna offor, who dated the moneyman for 5 years before tieing the knot in october 2013, gave birth to the couple 's first child today. Congrats to them!
The dissolution of the marriage between Christ Embassy Church founder, Pastor Christian Oyakhilome, and his wife, Rev. Anita Odegwa Oyakhilome, has entered the final phase
The wife is seeking divorce on the grounds of “unreasonable behaviour” and “adultery”. She outlined several allegations against the pastor which cannot be published for legal reasons.
The divorce case, with Suit No FD14D01650, was filed on April 9, 2014 at Divorce Section A, Central Family Court, First Avenue House, High Holborn, London, UK, on Anita’s behalf by Attwaters Jameson Hill Solicitors, a full-service law firm with expertise in commercial law and a strong consumer focus in family, wills and estate, personal injury law and medical negligence.
Efforts to reconcile the popular couple, whose church is one of the biggest denominations in Nigeria and has branches all over world, have failed.
They have two teenage daughters, Sharon and Charlyn. Oyakhilome is the president of Believers’ Love World Inc, the registered name of the Christian ministry, while his wife is the vice-president.
The pastor, according to an elder of the church, has denied allegations of adultery and believes his wife is being influenced by “bad friends” who are intent on destroying their home.
While Anita believes she has been relegated in the scheme of things in the church, her husband has reportedly accused her of trying to usurp power and authority above her seniors in the ministry.
Sources revealed that the pastor had been making efforts to avoid divorce in the hope that the wife would eventually have a change of mind.
However, TheCable can also report that the decree nissi was served on the charismatic pastor in his hotel room during a recent visit to the UK. Decree nissi, in legal terms, is like a yellow card in a football match which is a precursor to a red card (“decree absolute”) if no new evidence is provided to stall proceedings.
Church insiders said Oyakhilome had been hoping for rapprochement, but he was left with no option than to receive the papers when the lawyers cornered him at his hotel in London. The decree absolute, which will effectively end the marriage, is expected to be issued soon while terms of the divorce will be worked out by the lawyers on both sides
It was learnt Anita recently wanted to go public with the details of her allegations against the husband but reached an informal agreement to sheathe her sword in the interest of the church.
Pastor Oyakhilome is regarded as one of the richest and most influential pastors in Nigeria, and co-authors the fast-selling Christian daily devotional, Rhapsody of Realities, with the wife. However, following the strain in the marriage, the wife had been complaining to friends that her husband had stopped the payment of royalties due her from the devotional. “She complained of being deliberately starved of funds, perhaps to bring her to her knees in the belief that she would eventually return to her matrimonial home and mend things,” a church member told TheCable in the UK
A wealthy Zimbabwean businessman, who is into telecoms, is one of the biggest financiers of the London branch of the church which Anita pastors along with other branches in Europe.
When the crisis got to a head, the Zimbabwean stopped funding the church ─ some said in solidarity with Oyakhilome, his close friend and neighbour in Johannesburg, South Africa. However, Oyakhilome was said to have been shocked when the wife announced at a fundraiser that she was sowing a “seed” (donation) of $1 million ─ despite her assumed lack of access to funds.
Matters got to a head on Sunday, July 13, 2014, when some relatives of Anita locked up the London branch of the church to protest against the “humiliation” being meted out to their sister ─ who had not overseen services at the branch since November 2013.
Some church members had sometime in May 10, 2014 launched facebook campaign, asking: “Where is Rev. Anita Oyakhilome?” They said Pastor Chris and Rev. Anita must unite “for the sake of the gospel, the church and their two beautiful daughters”.
They quoted Malachi 2:16 in the Message Bible: “I hate divorce, says the God of Israel.” The facebook page, which has over 3,300 “likes”, was opened with a stated mission: “This is a Call to Prayer for all believers who understand God’s heart concerning marriage and a Call to Action by Pst. Chris. #DoWhatYouPreach”.
Officials of the church quickly moved to deny any rift between the pastor couple. One official, Kenneth Achumasara, told the media last June: “I can tell you authoritatively that there is no issue between Pastor Chris and his wife, Anita… If you go to the UK now you will see her along with the kids. She is still with him and there is no issue between them. I have been with him for 22 years and the Pastor Chris I know cannot even utter such words as reported. He will never address such a gathering. She will soon be in Nigeria for a programme and I will definitely invite you to have access to her.”
Source: The Cable
Thursday, 28 August 2014
One of Africa's richest women and chairman of Famfa Oil, Mrs Folorunsho Alakija yesterday August 27th revealed that she never went to a university, saying one does not need a university education to make it in life. Mrs Alakija said this while speaking with students of the University of Lagos during the 2014 UN International Youths Day in Lagos.
"I come from Ikorodu, Lagos state. I am married to a dashing young lawyer of 70 years of age and we have four grown up gentlemen and grandchildren. It has not been a rag to riches fairytale. It has not been an overnight phenomenon like some cases which you find here and there all over the world. For as long as I can remember, I had always wanted my own business. Hard work...am trying to tell you how I got to where I am if you want those billions. Hard work, diligence, persistence...days where you nearly gave up but I chose not to give up."
It would have been easy to compromise but I chose not to and I stayed focus. I could have stayed a secretary as my father desired according to his plan for me but I had bigger aspirations. I dreamt big. God strengthened me and gave me wisdom. I had a passion and burning desire to succeed. Being a secretary, a banker, a fashion icon, a cooperate promoter and printer, a real estate owner, an oil magnate, that I can assure you was no easy feat. Firm belief that what is worth doing is what doing well or not doing at all. I took charge of my life with the tools I have shared with you. I chose to become born again at the age of 40. I chose to make a covenant with God that if he would bless me I would work for him all the days of my life. I chose to hold on to the cross and look up to him every step of the way. Today additional accomplishment includes a wife of almost 40 years, a mother, grandmother, ministry, counseling, outreach, NGO Rose of Sharon Foundation for widows and Author, writer, author of several inspirational books. All I say to the glory of God. So I am 63 and I am not yet done. So what is your excuse? I never went to a University and I am proud to say so because I don't think I have done too badly. You do not have to have a University education to be able to make it so count yourselves privileged to have that education as part of the feather in your cap" she said.
Chief David Edebiri, the Esogban of Benin Kingdom in Edo State and Chairman of Benin Forum, the umbrella body of all Binis in the country and Diaspora said unknown to many, witches run the government and make decisions that are binding on all.
He explained: “There is the upper class; those are the people running the government. They run the government all of us are. And once they make decision in that area, it is binding all over. They think of how the society will grow.”
Edebiri who oversees operations of witches and wizards among other traditional functions, said though he is the “departmental head” of witches and wizards in the monarchy, he was not a witch himself but he was only rendering service to humanity by taming their excesses.
Asked where he acquired the authority he uses to tame suspected witches and wizards, Chief Edebiri replied: “Ah, it is the power of God Almighty and that of the Oba of Benin (laughter). We have averted much havoc that these people would have caused in Benin Kingdom.”
Speaking to Vanguard, he recalled a time when witches were very brutal in Benin Kingdom until a traditional parliamentary action was endorsed by the great, great grandfathers, to put together a group, which he (Edebiri) is presently the leader, to curtail their excesses.
According to him, in the past, witches were either killed or sent to the evil forest, but now, the erring ones were court-martialed and deactivated to live a new life.
Chief Edebiri revealed that most of the witches are either church singers or something in the church but they do not succeed anywhere the name of Jesus is mentioned.
He said: “I tell you that most of them do not succeed anywhere Jesus is mentioned. And I asked them, do you mean that you people fear the awesome power of Jesus Christ, they said yes. I asked them further, if you say that you fear the power of Jesus, how do you feel when the pastor is condemning you people in the name of Jesus, they said they will be condemning the pastor too. But I can tell that so many of them have been converted to Christianity after passing through this place.”
An ex Minister of the Federal Capital Territory and a Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Nasir El-Rufai made an incredible revelation in the afternoon of August 28, 2014.
The ex minister tagged a former governor of Borno State, Modu Sheriff, who has recently defected to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Lt. Gen Azubuike Ihejirika (an ex chief of army staff, till January 2014) as Boko Haram sponsors and kingpins.
El-Rufai based his message on the words of a renowned Australian hostage and crisis negotiator Stephen Davis on AriseTV.
Related: Australian Negotiator Reveals Boko Haram Sponsors And Plans
Davis spent 4 intense months in the troubled North-Eastern states. He had been allegedly hired by President Goodluck Jonathan to help rescuing over 200 Chibok girls.
According to APC Chieftain, Davis claimed the information had been disclosed to him by Boko Haram commanders. The terrorists do not hide the fact the pair (Gen. Ihejirika and Modu Sheriff) has been ‘the brain’ and targeted individuals for assassination and execution.
The former minister expressed hopes that this information would further help to expose the abductors of the Chibok girls, the terrorists behind Nyanya bombings in Abuja, assassins of Gen. Muhammadu Shuwa and those who attempted to kill General Muhammadu Buhari and Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi.
Wednesday, 27 August 2014
A 33-year-old applicant, Chineye Chinwuba, has alleged that her attempt to terminate the love affair she had with the Chief Executive Officer of Chisco Transport Limited, Chidi Anyaegbu, was what led to her being charged before an Igbosere magistrate’s court for threatening the transporter’s life.
The defendant, who is facing a one-count charge preferred against her by the police, was docked before Magistrate Nike Olagbende.
The prosecutor, Superintendent of Police Agustine Onwuemene, told the court that the defendant committed the offence between November 2013 and August 20, 2014, at about 4pm, at 15 Ruxton road at Ikoyi area of Lagos.
Departing APC chieftain, Chief Tom Ikimi, has taken a swipe at former Lagos governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, over the recently approved $1.5 billion oil deal between Oando Plc and ConocoPhillips in the upstream sector.The deal, aggrieved APC members told TheCable, was struck in June at a secret meeting between Tinubu and minister of petroleum resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, at the Abuja home of the PDP national chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mua’azu ─ a day to the APC national convention, where Ikimi failed in his bid to become APC national chairman.
Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, have arrested three persons alleged to have burgled a store in Ikeja area of Lagos last December and carted away gold jewellery worth N23 million and over N100,000 cash.
One of the suspects was discovered to be a private guard to the owner of the shop, one Mrs Ekong.
Preliminary investigation, according to the operatives, showed that the suspected mastermind, Moses Obande, allegedly applied as a guard with a fake house address and unregistered SIM card which made it difficult for him to be trailed after the crime.
It was also revealed that Obande was once charged for kidnap and murder. He was alleged to have kidnapped an unnamed woman alongside members of a kidnap syndicate some years ago in Sagamu area of Ogun State, collected ransom and later murdered the victim.
Music act, Seyi Shay has gotten herself a 2014 brand new Hyundai Jeep. Excited Seyi went online to announce the arrival of her new baby with this caption;
“Say hello to Ada ‘Black Adder’ to u… I’m about to stick some FAT Ass tyres on this baby so she can look like a boy racer in a jeep. God has done it!! And he used Hyundai to be the blessing! I copped this brand new 2014 Hyundai jeep evolution with full spec the other day for a BARGAIN!!!”
Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Chelsea’s new firing striker Diego Costa is 25 years old, but many people think he looks much older than that. And his new Chelsea teammate Eden Hazard is one of them.
During an interview with Tubes from Sky Sports’ Soccer AM, Hazard mentioned his plan to get to the bottom of this.
“Costa looks old so I will ask him if he really is 25, even though he doesn’t speak English yet!”
Convenient, isn’t it? Going to a country where he doesn’t speak the language and can more easily evade questions about his age was probably all part of Costa’s plan. Born in Brazil, Costa began his career in Portugal, then moved to Spain, where he eventually gained citizenship and joined the national team for this summer’s World Cup. The new striker has scored 2 goals in his 2 league matches so far against Burnley and Leicester City..”
In an interview with iCampus Magazine, Omoni Oboli who has been making headlines all August, addresses rumoured “beef” between her and Genevieve Nnaji.
“I acted a movie, Anchor Baby, the director (Lonzo Nzekwe) of the movie granted an interview and said Omoni Oboli is the best actress in Nigeria.
Some bloggers lashed on it and said Omoni Oboli is better than Genevieve and Omotola. The next thing people started writing about a supposed “beef” with her.
I cannot get the reason they didn’t write about beef with Omotola. In my opinion, someone somewhere was just being mischievous. I have absolutely no problem with her and I believe she has no problem with me
The Deputy Governor of Enugu state, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi has been impeached by the State's House of Assembly. He was impeached today after the House adopted the decision of the 7-man impeachment panel set up by the state Chief Judge, Justice Innocent Umezulike.
Monday, 25 August 2014
President Jonathan pictured on arrival in Abuja today after a private visit to Germany.
Another social media love tragedy has occurred in Lagos after a homosexual allegedly murdered the male sex partner he met on facebook in a hotel room in Lagos.
A similiar incident happened in Festac in 2012 when Cynthia Osokogu’s facebook lovers lured her to Lagos and allegedly murdered her in a hotel room in Festac Town, Lagos.
In the latest incident, the police at State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti Yaba, arrested the 24-year old suspected murderer, Michael Okorocha, and the manager of the popular hotel at Oke Afa area of Lagos State, western Nigeria, over the murder of the 20-year old youth identified as Okere Chinedu John.
Okorocha allegedly used a jack knife and sliced John’s throat in the hotel room and he bled to death.
P.M.NEWS learnt that Okorocha and the late John suspected to be homosexuals, met on social media and became friends.
According to police sources, Okorocha, who resides at Mafon Area in Ogun State, allegedly lured John who resides in Lekki-Ajah area of Lagos State to the hotel to have sex with him.
The police sources said that while they were inside the room, John resisted Okorocha’s attempt to have sex with him and in anger, Okorocha used a knife and sliced John’s throat and he bled to death.
After the incident, Okorocha reportedly lied to the hotel staff on duty that he wanted to buy something outside the hotel and escaped.
The following day when the management went on routine check in the rooms at the hotel, they discovered the naked body of John with blood all over the room.
The matter was reported at Ejigbo police Station and the manager was arrested. The police later tracked down Okorocha through the help of his parents in Mafon area.
The matter was transferred to SCID, Panti, Yaba for further investigation.
Okorocha reportedly confessed to the police that he murdered John in anger.
He said after paying to lodge in the executive suite, John refused to satisfy him sexually, so he had to kill him.
When PM News reporter visited the hotel at the weekend, the hotel was still shut by the police.
A staff of the hotel who confirmed the incident declined to speak further on the matter.
The police have charged Okorocha before Ebute Meta Magistrates’ court with murder.
He was remanded in prison custody at Ikoyi Prison pending the advice of the Directorate of Public Prosecution, DDP.
This lady is sure beautiful and sexy! She's one of the most endowed babe around, Irene D Dream just released some tempting bikini pix for you guys.
The board of the United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) on Monday announced the appointment of Mr. Tony Elumelu as chairman. He will take over from Ambassador Joe Keshi. Elumelu retired as the UBA group managing director in 2010 following a policy by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) pegging a 10-year tenure for bank CEOs. “Tony Elumelu’s track record at UBA speaks for itself,” said Mr. Phillips Oduoza, group managing director and CEO of UBA, in a statement issued on Monday.
“His return to the board brings a depth of knowledge and experience in the African financial services industry that is second to none. We are privileged to have him lead the Board at this critical stage in our development.” Elumelu said he was looking forward to his return to the group. “UBA represents a tremendous investment opportunity, and is at an inflection point in its growth path. We have an extremely powerful executive team and I am looking forward to bringing my experience and energy, to guide UBA’s long-term strategy. Financial services remain one of the key drivers of African growth, both in terms of social inclusion and regional integration, and the UBA Group provides a unique platform to deliver both extraordinary value and drive Africa’s economic success.
“I would also like to thank my predecessor, Ambassador Keshi and the entire board for their contributions to the growth and development of the bank,” he said. Elumelu is the chairman/CEO of Heirs Holdings, the pan-African proprietary investment company he founded in 2010, which holds stakes in a number of leading African businesses, including Transcorp, Nigeria’s largest listed conglomerate by market capitalisation, as well as UBA. Former CEO of Zenith Bank Plc, Mr. Jim Ovia, has also returned as the chairman of the bank four years after his retirement.
City People Magazine has unveiled Gentle and easy going Bankole Cardoso,the co-founder and CEO of Easy Taxi.
He studied at Rugby School, UK and has a degree in Business Management and Accounting from the Boston College. Bankole is also a certified Public Accountant,licensed in New York.
Early 2014 he was listed in Forbes’ 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs and featured in CNN Startup.
Bankole launched his career with Price Water House Coopers in New York and went on to join The Carlyle Group before he returned to Nigeria after a 12-year stay abroad and co-founded Easy Taxi.
Insiders at the Ministry of health report that Dr Stella Ameyo's sister whose tests was conducted last week has tested positive to the Ebola virus.
The sister was one of the people to have had contact with Dr Ameyo before she passed on via Ebola virus.
Dr Ameyo's sister is allegedly presently under quarantine at Lasuth.
Ahead of the 2015 general elections in the country, over 1000 Bishops and Pastors from the Pentecostal fold on Sunday stormed the Ecumenical Center Abuja to reconcile President Goodluck Jonathan and former President Olusegun Obasajo.
The Clerics who came from different parts of the country arrived late on Saturday while some of them from Imo State arrived early hours of Sunday and slept at the park as there were no officials of the organizers of the program.
But it was gathered that because of the absence of President Goodluck Jonathan who was away to Germany on a national official duty and that of the former President Obasanjo who was said to have been represented by his pastor the reconciliation prayer meeting could not precede.
There were divergent views on the invitation sent to the two leaders as some of the pastors claimed both President Jonathan and former President Obasanjo were formerly invited, some other members said that the President was not given formal invitation to attend but that he was aware of the meeting.
Some of the clerics told Vanguard that President Jonathan was represented at the prayer meeting by Venerable Obioma Onwuzurumba but that the members had wanted the two personalities to be present so that the reconciliation could be effective
In the absence of the main objective of the meeting which was the reconciliation, the Ministers of God had intensive prayers against the recent outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, the insurgency in the North East occasioned by the Boko Haram sect and the abduction of Chibok girls in Borno State.
A Pastor who spoke to Vanguard on condition of anonymity said that there was also indiscriminate installation of Bishops and ordination of pastors at the occasion.
In an interview, one of the 100 pastors from Imo State that were stranded on arrival early hours of Sunday and founder and General Overseer of Light of God Mission, Mbaise, Imo State, Rev. Udechukwu Matthew Uka explained that the prayer meeting was to ensure a total reconciliation between President Jonathan and former President Obasanjo.
Rev. Uka said that the reconciliation of the two would bring a peaceful election in 2015 as well as unity to the country, stressing that the Men of God were concerned over the suspected strained relationship between two great leaders of the country.
According to him, “We came to Abuja to pray for the peace and unity of this nation and to make sure that the leaders of this nation are working in unison, especially we want to pray that God will unite the former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo with the present President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.
“We know that they are leaders and when two of them are united, many souls, many part of the nation will be united, they are the head. The former President is aware of our coming, he is the grand patron of this network which is Master Seed Pentecostal and College of Bishops and Ministers network.
“We are almost 1000 in number organized by our national President Bishop David Emma Okoroafor Agu. The 1000 ministers are from different states of the federation. Many are from Rivers State, some from Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Abia State, Enugu, Anambra, Imo, Lagos , Edo, Delta and many other parts of the country.
He also said that President Jonathan was aware of their and coming for the reconciliation meeting.
On while some of them slept at the park on arrival about 12 am on Sunday, he said, “The reason is that we came very late, our vehicle couldn’t meet up with time. Before we came in, our national organizers who should direct us where to pass the night have gone to their various homes, we came almost midnight that is why we were stranded.”
Also speaking Pastor Modestus Kelechi the General Overseer of Holy Ghost Intercessory Ministry with its headquarters in Mbutu, Aboh Mbaise in Imo State said that it was imperative that President Jonathan and former President Obasanjo should unite to give the nation direction.
Pastor Kelechi who is a notable prayer warrior said that God would not be happy to see the two men going across purposes, adding that animosity among the two could spell doom to the nation.
He said, “’They have to come together for the sake of this country.”’
Boko Haram men today launched an attack on Gamboru-Ngala village in Borno state, displacing many of the villagers and disarming about 480 Nigerian soldiers stationed at the Cameroon-Nigeria border.
According to reports, the attack started around 5.30 this morning in the army barracks in Ngala known as Harmony Camp before proceeding to Gamboru where they took over the town without any military resistance. The insurgents reportedly embarked on a house-to-house raid in Gamboru.
Army spokesman, Lt Col Didier Badjek, who confirmed that soldiers have been disarmed said they are now being accommodated in schools. Residents of Gamboru-Ngala village are said to have taken refuge in Fotokol town in Cameroon.
Sultry and sexy Nollywood actress, Biodun Okeowo aka Tolani Oshirin aka Omo Butty, talked about her marriage, her current relationship, future plans and talked about her first sexual experience in this new interview with Showtime Celebrity:
What was your first sex experience?
My first experience was full of fear, uncertainty, pain and alas! I loved it at the end.
What do you have to say about pre-marital sex among our youths?
It is saddening that pre-marital sex has taken over our time. In the past, most of our men would disassociate themselves with girls who have been deflowered outside wedlock. Then a woman’s virginity was her pride but time has changed and human beings have changed. I am not happy about it. Maybe we should blame civilisation or modernisation for this. I pray for God’s intervention in this era.
Did you marry as a virgin?
Yes, I did and I can boldly say that.
Which parts of your body do you think are your selling points?
Well, I will say my hips and eyeballs. God has blessed me with what African men really like. Even the modern day African man who pretends to like a skinny woman, after getting down with her, he would marry a woman who has ample flesh in the right proportions.
How have you been coping, as a single mother with two kids?
It’s one question I don’t like going deep into for personal reasons. I will only say God has been faithful. I’m fine and cool as you can see. I am a happy woman in all ramifications and the envy of other ladies.
Any plan of getting married?
I’m yet to get one and would not like to say much about that.
What lessons did you learn from your previous marriage?
My broken marriage was a place of learning to me. It taught me to be a better person and has opened a hidden part of me. Then I was younger but I have learnt that, what will be will be, no matter what.
Would you say he was at fault?
Fault, who am I to apportion blames or Judge? God knows best. I thank God we are both doing well in our respective homes.
Any plans of marrying again?
Presently, I’ll like to remain mute on my marital status but the glaring truth is that I’m not single.
What do you mean by saying you are not single?
It simply means I have a man in my life. But what I am not ready to disclose are details about him. I am not single because I am with a man. Please don’t ask me any further question on this. I am a very happy woman in love with a man in my life.
At this stage in your life, would you consider being a second wife?
I won’t break someone else’s home because I don’t want mine to be broken as well. But then man proposes and God disposes. No one can decide for God. We can only pray fervently for our wishes. But one thing I don’t joke with is my happiness.
Davido and his gang are in Togo this weekend for his ongoing round-the-world tour.
The OBO crooner announced this via Instagram, despite his recent unsavoury encounter with the authorities at Cameroon’s borders.
Apparently, Davido had to cancel a show in Cameroon two days ago after he was denied entry by the West African country for fear of the Ebola virus which has, according to WHO, has killed 1,472 people.
It was reported that Davido’s chartered aircraft wasn’t allowed to land because flights from Nigeria were not cleared to land in Cameroon.
He even tried several other means, such as going through Ghana, all to no avail.