Sunday, 31 May 2015
Over 65 People burnt to death in Onitsha today in horrific trailer accident[warning - graphic photos]
Many people were burnt to death today at Asaba park in Onitsha Upper Iweka after a trailer loaded with gas failed break and slammed into cars and people. More pics after cut....
Just 24 hours after a suicide bomber killed 26 people in a mosque near Maiduguri’s main market, a bomb has exploded in another market within the city. Eyewitnesses say four persons were injured.
Blast occurred at Gamboru market near Nigeria Customs Service House in Maiduguri. The bomb that exploded was buried in a heap of sacks at a spot where charcoal merchants have their stalls.
“The explosion did not kill any one but injured four persons among whom one has his arm completely ripped off by the blast”, said Jafar Aminu, a trader.
An official of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria in Maiduguri, Abbas Gava, also confirmed the incident to PremiumTimes saying “the explosive that went off may have been concealed in some of the piled up sacks of charcoal. But thank God the damage did not claim any life except four persons that got injured with one losing the whole of his hand”.
Former President Jonathan & former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan with Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike at the Saint Peters Anglican Church, Yenagoa during a Special Thanksgiving Service for the Former President today Saturday May 30th.
Alhaji Faruk Umar Faruk is the 60th Emir of the Daura Emirate.
Ola was among the people prosecuted by the EFCC for fuel subsidy support fund scam. Ola just got married to Lara on May 22 and is yet to divorce his wife, Vivienne.
Vivienne's own words:
"I met Ola in 1995. Dated for 11 years and married for 6yrs. Lara, in 2007, when I left Nigeria to birth of 1st child, started an affair with Ola. Unknown to me, she even visited
with baby gifts upon my return. ( women! We r our greatest enemies). I got pregnant again in 2009. .
Upon my return, 2010, I found out about d affair. Ola denied it, but when I confronted him with proofs, he begged and swore with our children to stop it. Like d average woman, I believed and trusted d man I was married to.
He would usually make frequent trips, as d nature of his business demanded. He called me from Abuja one morning and said he had been living a lie, and that he was tired and was very confused, and that he has been seeing Lara and could no longer keep lying to me. My world literally collapsed. .
From then on he acted strange, d loving father, doting dad, compassionate partner I knew vanished. He started keeping late nights and sometimes wont come home. At this point I had called his parents and mine into this. Today I hear stories like "I knew about them, or it was a plan between him and myself and then it backfired" and I laugh!!
What does Lara want his 4 and 7 year olds to do? Grow up without their father? And she calls herself a woman? If indeed she is in love, this action does not depict love! Olaniran is under bondage!! Cuz his actions are extremely strange. .
How does Olaniran, 43, leave his infants and marry a woman in her 50's and with 2 grown children? Who fathers our own? For d world to know d truth I spoke, for posterity, I spoke, and for my young children who I still innocently protect, I am speaking."
Nigeria’s award winning author, Chimamanda Adichie's father was kidnapped by unidentified men on Saturday May 2, 2015 while on his way from Nsukka to his home town in Abba, Anambra State. He regained his freedom days later and his daughter has shared her experience on The New York Times.
MY father was kidnapped in Nigeria on a Saturday morning in early May. My brother called to tell me, and suddenly there was not enough breathable air in the world. My father is 83 years old.
A small, calm, contented man, with a quietly mischievous humor and a luminous faith in God, his beautiful dark skin unlined, his hair in sparse silvery tufts, his life shaped by that stoic, dignified responsibility of being an Igbo first son.
Saturday, 30 May 2015
Julia Sharpe is a mom of twins, a mechanical engineer, and competes in men's gymnastics. Impressive photos of her doing handstands, as well as gymnastic exercises on the rings and parallel bars while 7 months pregnant with twins.More pics after cut...
President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo have declared their assets in line with provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. This was contained in a statement issued on Saturday by Buhari’s Head of Media Team, Garba Shehu.
The forms, the statement said, were submitted separately on May 28 and signed for by the organisation’s Chairman, Sam Saba. It said:
“President Buhari’s Declarant ID was given as: ‘President: 000001/2015′.
“The Nigerian Constitution states in Chapter VI Section 140, that a person elected to the office of President shall not begin to perform the functions of that office until he has
declared his assets and liabilities as prescribed in the Constitution.”
By declaring their assets, theNation reports the statement said that President Buhari and Vice President Osinbajo may have not only fulfilled the requirements of the Nigerian Constitution, but also fulfilled the first of their many campaign promises.
It noted that while seeking election into the highest office in the land, the President had promised Nigerians that he would publicly declare his assets as soon as he took over government.
Nigeria’s new president, Muhammadu Buhari, and his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, will earn annual basic salaries of N3, 514, 705 and N3, 031, 572.50 respectively, according to the information on the website of the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission.
The RMAFC is statutorily empowered by Section 32 (d) of Part 1 of the Third Schedule of the Constitution to determine the remuneration appropriate for political office holders.
Apart from the salaries, the president is entitled to various regular allowances like:
Hardship, 50 per cent of the basic salary – N1, 757, 350.50;
consistency – 250 per cent, N8, 786, 762.50.
President Muhammadu Buhari recently appointed an Aide De Camp (ADC). He is Lt. Col. Muhammed Lawal Abubakar from Kano state.
Abbey Clansy, 29, who is expecting the couple's second child posed completely nude in new photos she shared online.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday left some African leaders and other guests who were at the new Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa to celebrate his inauguration midway into the programme.
The guests had moved with him from the Eagles Square where he and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo had earlier taken their oaths of office to the Villa for a luncheon.
Buhari, however, left the venue midway into the programme while his guests were taking their lunch.
After waiting for a while for the President to return, organisers decided to invite Osinbajo to make remarks on behalf of Buhari.
The crest of the Commander-in-Chief was quickly removed from the podium to enable the vice-president make use of it.
Osinbajo, in his remarks, apologised to the guests for the President’s absence.
He explained that he left in order to take part in Jumat prayers.
The President did not return to the venue before the programme ended.
The vice-president thanked the African leaders for attending the inauguration.
He said the inauguration marked the beginning of the change Nigerians had been yearning for.
Osinbajo said Nigeria, under the watch of the new administration, would remain committed to ensuring equality among the citizens.
He said, “On behalf of the people of Nigeria and most especially on behalf of the President, I thank you and wish you safe journey back home.”
The vice-president later saw the African leaders off on behalf of the President before being driven away in his official car.
In a series of shocking allegations that have left his parents heartbroken, a 21-year-old undergraduate, Demilade Osholonge, who was initially reported as kidnapped, has accused his father and mother of engaging in occultism which he alleged was behind the many spiritual attacks he had been experiencing since he was 17.
Mrs. Victoria Ambakadrimo, the 28-year-old woman stabbed her husband, Gagariga, to death during a domestic quarrel in their bedroom and was sighted by neighbours while attempting to dump his body on the road.
The presiding judge, Justice A.S Rotimi, adjourned proceeding to 18th June 2015, to enable the prosecuting (the state) hand over certain forensic evidences to the defence counsels before hearing commence.
However, an appeal by the prosecuting counsel to have Victoria remanded at the Okaka medium security prison in Yenagoa until final judgment is read was granted.
Though frail looking Victoria pleaded not guilty to the one count charge of murder leveled against, she sobbed over and again as she was escorted to prison at the end of the court session.
The alleged husband slayer before killing her husband works at the Bayelsa State Council for Arts and Culture, and is reportedly the daughter of a renowned journalist and retired director in the state Ministry of Information.
A Yazidi teenager has told how she and her little sister were raped daily by depraved jihadists after they were sold into slavery at an auction of virgins - as she revealed she is now pregnant with the vile extremist's baby.
The girl, who is just 17, revealed how every day of her nine-month ordeal was 'like choosing between death and death' as she was faced with beatings and sexual assaults by the ISIS militant and his team of 'bodyguards'.
The teenager told how she was gang-raped, whipped and even scalded on the thigh with boiling hot
water if she didn't keep with her ISIS rapist's depraved sexual demands.
The girl recalled how she was forced to recite passages from the Koran while her 'owner', calling himself Al-Russiyah, and his 'bodyguards' molested her.
Now, three months pregnant with Al-Russiyah's baby, the girl says she gets flashbacks and nightmares about what he did to her
The newly- inaugurated Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has announced that he will be wearing only Aba- made attires all through his tenure as governor.
Ikpeazu, who made the declaration on Friday at the Umuahia Township Stadium during his acceptance speech, said the decision was to patronise and promote made- in- Aba products, which he said would compete favourably in the global market if given government support.
He promised to overhaul Aba, the commercial nerve centre of the state and equip at least two hospitals in every council area within his first 100 days in office to improve access to quality health care.
Korede performed yesterday at President Buhari's Inauguration gala at the Aso Rock villa and got to pose with the President's beautiful daughters.
Friday, 29 May 2015
Dr Goodluck Jonathan and his wife former First lady Patience Jonathan arrive their hometown to a hero's welcome.More pics after cut...