Sunday, 30 November 2014
A G-Wagon has been spotted in Lagos been used for public transportation. It transports passengers from Lagos to Ibadan and also plies Ile-Ife and Akure
In the Ilodibe household, wonders shall never cease. In fact, it is not an exaggeration to say that anything is possible in this super-polygamous family.
As the scramble for and partition of Ekene Dili Chukwu’s financial empire rage on, AMCON has secured a Federal high court injunction and has taken possession of the late chief’s Allen Avenue mansion, his offices in Jibowu and a host of other very valuable properties. This is because of huge debts owed banks by the family business. These loans were taken even before the death of the late chief in 2007 but rather than concentrate on paying back the monies, the family has been divided on who gets what in a very dangerous fight that seems to just be kicking off.
With the Internet, pretty much anything is possible! Including ruling an entire kingdom via Skype, apparently.
Meet King Togbe Ngoryifia Céphas Kosi Bansah, the 66-year-old king of the Hohoe area of southeastern Ghana, who governs his people via Skype.
According to The Independent, Bansah once moved to Germany to attend school as a foreign exchange student, but decided not to return to Ghana after he met and fell in love with a woman named Gabrielle, who is now his wife.
He became the king of Hohoe in 1987, after the death of his grandfather, who was the reigning king.
Sources says “he was chosen over his elder brother and father because both are left-handed, an attribute that his people believe is unclean and indicative of dishonesty.”
Reports state that Bansah runs a garage in Germany, but still finds time to govern the 200,000 people of Hohoe via Skype and telephone calls, often staying awake all night to rule and settle tribal disputes.
He recently made headlines after thieves broke into his home in Ludwigshafen, and stole most of his royal regalia, including his crowns and golden chains his grandparents once owned. The stolen items were valued at £15,900.
While most Americans celebrate Thanksgiving by gorging on turkeys in the company of their relatives, boxer Floyd Mayweather Jnr has a different take on tradition.
The five-division world champion posted one of his typically egotistical videos on Instagram, this time featuring himself receiving a bathtub massage... to somehow commemorate the Pilgrim Fathers' harvest festival.
Soft classical music plays in the background as the undefeated champion is given a back rub by a well proportioned young lady, accompanied by the caption: '#HAPPYTHANKSGIVING'.
Nestled quietly to the side of the M25, it appears to be like any other commuter village.
But among the cluster of well-kept houses and community centres lies a group of residents living life a little differently.
For the people of Spielplatz in Bricket Wood, Hertfordshire, form one of the country's few naked villages, having lived in the nude for more than 85 years.
A documentary exposing the lifestyle of a small community of naturists in a small village on London's commuter belt will be shown next month. Tina and Mark Yates have been living in Spielplatz since visiting so that Mrs Yates could overcome body self-consciousness
Their lifestyle has been laid bare in a new documentary offering the outside world a glimpse into naturism.
Among those enjoying life in Spielplatz - which means playground in German - is Iseult Richardson, 82, whose father founded the community in 1929.More pics after cut...
PSquare's elder brother, Jude Okoye, last night welcomed his first child with wife, Ify in the United States.
Villagers were in panic after they woke up to find the sea had turned blood red overnight.
Red waves rushed onto the beach, turning the coastline into a terrifying scene in Shenzhen,in China's Guangdong province.
Some residents even believed a swimmer had been killed by a shark as the sea turned such a deep shade of crimson.
The Emir of Kano, Muhammed Sanusi II who was out of Nigeria when the bomb blast at the Central Mosque in Kano occurred, arrived Nigeria today and went straight to the scene of the the attack to assess the situation.
During his 20 minutes visit to the blast scene, the Emir said with the way the attacks were carried out, it showed it was well planned and had taken the perpetrators close to two months to plan it.
“From all indications, they (attackers) have been planning this for at least two months. I have directed that the mosque be washed and cleaned and prayers should continue here. We will never be intimidated into abandoning our religion, which is the intention of the attackers” he said
Saturday, 29 November 2014
Fifty nine passengers and four crew members escaped death by the whiskers today when an Overland plane from Abuja overshot the runway at the Ilorin airport.
A statement by the General Manager, Public Affairs, of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, Mr. Fan Ndubuoke, said no life was lost in the incident, which he added, was already being investigated.
The statement read, “An Overland flight 1186, an ATR 72 aircraft with Registration number 5N-BPG from Abuja airport to Ilorin, carrying fifty nine passengers and four crew members,veered off the runway at low speed after a normal landing at the Ilorin Airport.
“The incident which occurred today Saturday, November 29, at 4.45pm, has no casualty recorded. However, the Accident and Prevention Bureau in conjunction with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has begun an investigation into the cause of the incident.
“The authority wishes to use this medium to reassure Nigerians that safety of the traveling public is still paramount and cannot be compromised.”
A source told one of our correspondents that three professors –a former Vice Chancellor, University of Ilorin, Prof. Ishaq Oleyede, Prof. Lanre Badmus and one unnamed professor — were on board the flight.
One of the passengers, Mr. Ayuba Balami, commended the pilot for showing great experience by maneuvering the plane to safety.
However, the airline said the the plane did not crash-land at the Ilorin airport on Saturday.
A statement by the management of Overland, which confirmed the incident and insisted that there was no crash.
It said, “It was a normal flight to Ilorin and standard procedures of flight were followed. The aircraft landed safely at Ilorin Airport at 1645hrs as scheduled and decelerated to a low speed, and in turning off the active runway, veered off the pavement.
“At the directive of the Pilot In Command, our cabin crew calmly evacuated all the 59 passengers safely and they were moved to the airport terminal. No passengers or crew sustained any injuries whatsoever.
“Our Ilorin passengers have since collected their baggage and gone home while the Ibadan Airport bound passengers will continue on Overland Airways to Ibadan Airport.”
Mauro Ciono, 69, would target women telling them that they faced eternal damnation for their sins unless they allowed him to drive out their demons – which according to police, would involve sex.
According to police if the women complained about what he was doing he told them that it meant they were still not properly purged and needed to come back for a second session.
A case of assault has been filed against him with the trial due to start in January next year in the town of Arezzo, in central Italy.
Daily Stars Reports that he would use the women's own spiritual belief against them telling them that although they were often possessed, they had also been chosen to get his special attention.
He said that sex with him was equivalent of an exorcism that would drive out the demons.
He was booted out of the Catholic Church in 1985 over allegations that he was trying to found his own sect.
It is believed he used his special exorcism routine on at least 10 women.
A presidential aspirant of the All progressives Congress and former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on Friday, revealed that the master plan for the development of the Niger Delta region was his brain-child and decried its improper implementation by the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua-led administration.
The former vice president, who said he came up with the master plan prior to losing the 2007 presidential election, added that the late Yar’Adua, who won the poll, adopted the concept and started implementing it without having some other salient details.
Mr. Abubakar spoke in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, while addressing delegates of the APC from the state, who will take part in the presidential primary of the party next month.
The Turakin Adamawa said part of the component of the master plan included the amnesty programme, the coast guard and the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs.
He said, “I initiated the master plan for the Niger Delta but the late President Yar’Adua who tried to implement it started with the amnesty programme. The PDP government has not been able to implement the master plan because the party did not initiate it. I was not consulted so the party made some mistakes.
“The reason the policy on development of the Niger Delta is not working is that the people implementing it are not the originators. If I become President, I will be in a better position to implement it.
“You need a candidate who knows and understands your environment and will help you develop it. I will ensure that the master plan is implemented to the latter. I stand out because of my political experience. I have made more contributions than any of my contemporaries running for the position of the President”.
Mr. Abubakar, therefore, appealed to delegates to give him a chance, maintaining that he was de-tribalised and would work for the common good of the country.
The Lagos state Police command has rescued one Miss Sa’adat Bibire, who is the current Miss Nigeria International 2014 & daughter of an aide to Kwara state Governor, from her abductors.
The beauty queen was abducted two weeks ago by a gang of kidnappers who lured her into visiting Warri, Delta state from Lagos by impersonating Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote on the social media platform facebook.
Pardaing the suspects before journalists on Wednesday, the Lagos state police commissioner, said “the gang is made up of students of the Delta state Polytechnic Ozoro…they opened a Facebook account disguising as Aliko Dangote and contacted Sa'adat.
They invited her to Warri with the promise to make her Dangote brand ambassador. On getting to Warri, Sa'adat was kidnapped and taken to a place on the outskirts of Ozoro town in Isoko Local Government Area in Delta state. The kidnappers then contacted her family and asked for N20m ransom, which was supposed to be paid into a Malaysian account. We began a manhunt for them after they contacted the girl’s family but only one of them was arrested while the others are currently on the run.”
In his statement to the police, one of her abductors, 23 year old Patrick Ifada said he was lured into the kidnap gang because of the money offered
"I accepted to join the gang because of the money involved. We opened a fake Facebook account pretending to be Alhaji Aliko Dangote and we convinced her to come over to Delta State to meet the businessman. At first, our ransom was N20 million.
When they were not forthcoming with the money, we brought it down to N15 million and then N10 million. I was the one staying with the victim in our hideout. We were using the quarters of one of our members, Destiny. We are five in number and I was promised a huge sum. Other gang members are Destiny, Marcus Omajuwa, Ugada and Chuka.
We are all students of Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, ND 1. I was studying Computer Science. She was in our hideout for about two weeks. We asked the Special Adviser to pay the ransom into a Malaysian account that one Fred helped us to set up. None of us raped her. Destiny told us we were only going to make money from her family, and not to assault her"
No fewer than 120 died and 270 were injured on Friday as the violent Boko Haram sect bombed the 10,000 capacity Kano Central Mosque where the Emir, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, usually leads prayers.
About 10 gunmen went on a shooting spree after the blast at the mosque, which is close to the Emir of Kano’s palace.
"I don't look like someone who would associate with Boko haram,let alone be a sponsor"-Ex-Borno Gov.Ali Modu Sherif
Immediate past governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff,has been accused severally of sponsoring Boko Haram.The ex governor who has dumped APC for PDP ADDRESSED the allegations in an interview with James Bala of the Nigerian Tribune.
I believe that if there is one person that has suffered at the hands of Boko Haram, that person is me. I cannot be a sponsor and at the same time bear the highest number of casualty. By my upbringing, my association and my relationship with people, I have never met one person that belongs to Boko Haram. No member of my family has found or arrested as a member of Boko Haram.
I lost my blood brother - same father, same mother - to Boko Haram. I lost my cousins to Boko Haram and I lost many of my friends and associates to Boko Haram. Now, I ask: who
are those people killing us?
President Goodluck Jonathan got more than he bargained for on Friday during his visit to the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU).
The students who were apparently tired of Jonathan’s government could not hold back their anger as they stoned and booed the president chanting "Ole, Ole, Ole,Ole" which in Yoruba means thief.
Jonathan, who was at the OAU to attend a summit by a Yoruba group, had used the occasion to identify with the Yorubas as the 2015 general election approaches praising the achievements of the Yoruba leaders in Nigerian history.
But the students of the university were not amused by his praise as they displayed placards with inscription such as: "we are not responsible for Jonathan's ineptitude", "Don’t sell education like you sold electricity", "We demand total reversal of 2014 hiked school fees" etc.
The students, who were later chased by security men also booed Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, who tried to calm them down.
In this very dramatized article, Etcetera calls out Ini Edo, Chika Ike and co – the Nollywood actresses who are very skilled at displaying wealth and acquiring assets with OPM (Other People’s Money)…
Forty-nine-year-old Fred Obi was about to board an Ethiopian Air flight from Abuja to Tel Aviv, Israel with a strange cargo allegedly concealed in his stomach when the law caught up with him. He had ingested 1.594kg of cocaine.
But he was not the only one boarding that same flight with the intention of transporting narcotics they had ingested on November 22, 2014 when they were arrested by men of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
Also arrested were Ekechi Ferdinand, 36; Okonkwo Paul, 20; Azubuogu Obumneme, 30; Okechi Anthony, 34; Anozie Henry, 34 and Okafor Francis, 51.
According to Punch,NDLEA spokesperson, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju, confirmed that the raid which was headed by the agency’s commander at the Abuja Airport, Mr. Hamisu Lawan, would turn out to be a revealing one.
The suspects, who were said to have been arrested and isolated, were soon made to excrete the drug they had ingested.
“The last of the suspects eventually finished excreting the drugs in his stomach this morning (Thursday, November 26),”
Ferdinand excreted 1.616kg of cocaine, Paul – 1.103kg, Obumneme – 1.450kg, Anthony – 935 grammes while Henry exctreted 874 grammes of cocaine. The oldest of the suspects, Francis, on his part excreted 1.167kg.
All the suspects, except Obi, were said to have Hong Kong as the destination on their tickets.
NDLEA Chairman, Ahmadu Giade, said that the arrest of the suspects was an added victory to the war against drug trafficking in the country.
Having seven suspected drug traffickers on a single flight is a reflection of the desperation of drug cartels.“But this will prove to them that the NDLEA has the capacity to stop drug trafficking no matter what method they employ.
“Fortunately for the suspects as well, our arrest has saved their lives because for the suspects heading to Hong Kong, it is clearly stated in their visas that drug trafficking in Hong Kong attracts the death penalty. Nigeria has equally been saved from an embarrassment their arrest would have caused if they were caught over there.”
Yesterday November 28th, President Jonathan was in Ile-Ife where he met with the Ooni of Ife, Olubuse II at the Ooni's palace. He was there for the Yoruba Unity Summit which took place at the Oduduwa hall, OAU .More pic after cut....
Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole has accused President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration of killing many Edo indigenes due to the alleged refusal by the President to give ecological funds to areas devastated by erosion in the state and many other APC states.
He expressed regret that the president could be bias along party lines where it concerns the lives of Nigerians. He noted that the Edo people who he has now deserted gave him 95 percent of their votes in 2011. He therefore stressed the need for Jonathan and his party to be voted out in 2015.
The Governor made the comments at the traditional Urhokpota Ground Ring Road Benin City, where he received the former Minister of State for Works and PDP Chieftain, Engr. Chris Ogiemwonyi and over two thousand of his supporters into the APC. About 20 palace chiefs led by Chief Jackson Igbinoba, and different PDP groups, one of them led by Chief Arala Osula, dumped the party for the APC.
Friday, 28 November 2014
Afrobeat king, Femi Kuti says he recently found out that two out of the 5 children he always thought were his, weren’t. In an interview with Encomium mag, Femi said a DNA test conducted on a boy and a girl named Tosin and Dupe who were born after his first son, Made, showed he’s not their biological father.
“I did a DNA test and was told two of the children are not mine. The first two (after Made), a boy and a girl. It is very serious. I never knew somebody could give you what is not yours. I’ve three boys now. I can’t father children I was tricked to believe I am their father,” he said
Femi says he has since returned the children to their mothers.
Thursday, 27 November 2014
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has criticized the proposed oil benchmark of Nigeria’s 2015 budget, saying it puts Nigeria’s economy in a bad position.
Speaking on Wednesday, at the presentation of an autobiography of the former president of the Court of Appeal and pioneer chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), retired Justice Mustapha Akanbi in Abuja, Obasanjo said the country may end up borrowing to pay salaries.
Although, the Federal Government had proposed a review of the oil benchmark from 77.5 dollars to 73 dollars for the 2015 budget, following continued decline in oil prices, the former president, apparently oblivious of the new development said “With the figure of $78 per barrel as benchmark, we will be in a bind if oil price falls to $75 per barrel.
“I am made to understand that Saudi Arabia used $68 as benchmark for the 2015 budget. Our inadequate protection of almost all local industries with heavy cost of energy has dealt a hard blow on most indigenous industries,” he pointed out.
Obasanjo said that if the country does not expedite action and do something about the current situation, it will get to a point where Nigeria would not be able to fund its budget. “We may have to borrow to pay salaries and allowances”, he said.
He also described the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan as one supportive of corruption. This, he said has greatly harmed the economy.
“For quite some time, the covered and hushed up corruption has had its toll on the economy,” he said.
He also stressed the need for Nigeria to diversify its economy, saying “Our continued heavy dependence on one commodity has not adequately prepared us against any shock in that one commodity in the international plane.”
The price of OPEC basket of twelve crudes stood at $73.70 a barrel on Wednesday.
All is not well at the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria, Nyanya Parish,. Allegations and counter-allegations, bordering on immorality and blackmail are threatening to tear the church apart.
A former member of the church is accusing the senior pastor, Mfom Umoren, of befriending his wife, while the pastor is accusing the man and others, pointing fingers at him of blackmail.
Mba Kalu Achowa, a staff of the Federal Ministry of Interior in Abuja and a founding member of the church, had alleged that his wife of 18 years had practically abandoned her matrimonial duties and had virtually relocated to the pastor’s house.
Tavon White is a bad guy, while serving a 20-year jail sentence in a Baltimore prison, he got so powerful, making as much as $20,000 every week inside the prison through drug and cell phone smuggling.
He got the backing of 4 female prison guards to carryout out his illegal trade and he “rewarded” the ladies with SEX. The four female Warders [one pictured above] are now pregnant for him.
Kendra is still spilling secrets and doubt Hugh Herbert would be happy about this. Yesterday, she claimed she was 18 and he 78 when they first slept together. She said she didn't plan to but she had no way out of poverty. Today, she claims she had to be high on drugs and never enjoyed sex with the Playboy boss.
'I was usually very drunk doing those evenings, I tended not to care about much until the next day. I had to be very drunk or smoke lots of weed to survive those nights.At about the minute mark, I pulled away and it was done. It was like a job. Clock in, clock out. It’s not like I enjoyed having sex with him',
Former president Olusegun Obasanjo, has in the last two days, blasted Goodluck Jonatha, teh Senate and the House of Assembly – calling them the most corrupt government Nigeria has ever had.
In response to his vitriol, the Senate on Thursday said that the allegation by Obasanjo that the National Assembly was using constituency projects to siphon the public funds was a total lie meant to denigrate the sanctity of the parliament.