Monday, 29 June 2015
President Buhari Ordered The Arrest Of His Wife's Younger Brother For Duping A Businessman Of N300 Million In Exchange For Securing An Oil Bloc
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered Nigeria’s security agents to arrest his brother-in-law for allegedly extorting money from an unnamed businessman, a close confidante of the Nigerian leader told SaharaReporters. He said the suspect, named Musa Yola, was the immediate younger brother of Mr. Buhari’s wife.
Sahara Reporters source disclosed that the suspect, also addressed as “Alhaji Yola,” reportedly received N300 million from a businessman after promising to provide his dupe with political access to secure an oil block from the Buhari administration. According to our source, Mr. Buhari personally ordered last Monday night that Mr. Yola be produced before him in handcuffs in the company of the businessman he duped.
After telling the businessman that he was stupid to part with such significant cash when he should know that he, Mr. Buhari, would not participate in fraud, the president ordered agents of the State Security Services (SSS) attached to Aso Rock Villa to thoroughly investigate the scam. He also ordered the SSS operatives to ensure that the businessman recovered his money from his brother-in-law.
An SSS source told SaharaReporters, “Alhaji Yola has refunded the money to the affected businessman.” He added: “Alhaji Yola has been released on bail.”
Africa’s richest man and foremost business mogul, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has disclosed that despite his wealth, he has no residential property outside Nigeria.
Dangote, whose 2015 net worth was put at $21.6billion, according to Forbes, also revealed how the late Chief M. K. O. Abiola discouraged him from investing in the media.
The business mogul stated this during an interactive meeting with senior media executives in Lagos at the weekend.
He said, “Somebody asked me, how many houses do you have abroad? I said, well, to tell you the good news, I don’t even have a nine-inch block outside Nigeria, and that is the truth; I don’t have a house anywhere abroad.”
Dangote also recalled a meeting with the late Abiola at his Ikeja, Lagos residence where the latter told him about the dangers of mixing media interests with other business interests.
He said, “I went to see Abiola and I said to him, you look a bit worried. And he said he could not sleep because of a publication…How many times will I be chasing reporters and running my business. Let me advise you, don’t go and do this newspaper business.”
LEADERSHIP recalls that Abiola, before his death in 1998, owned the Radio Communications Nigeria and Concord Press (publishers of the defunct Concord Newspaper).
Dangote did not, however, foreclose future investment in the media but said he was being cautious in view of his other business interests. “You must think twice before going into it,” he said.
“When people realise that the paper is not balanced – you are always pro-government, it is a challenge. The worst tag a paper can have is to be marked a government paper. The general feeling is that they are eating from the government. So that is why I run away from the media. I am not saying I won’t do it.”
STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE( READ)
DEUTSCHE WELLE CORRESPONDENT'S WITHDRAWN VILLA PRESS PASS RESTORED ON PRESIDENT BUHARI'S DIRECTIVE
On the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari, the Villa Press Pass of the Radio/TV Deutsche Welle State House Correspondent, Mr. Ubale Musa, which was withdrawn in the last days of the Jonathan Administration, was restored to him today.
Presenting the re-issued Press Pass to the correspondent at the Presidential Villa, the Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), Mr. Femi Adesina said that Mr. Musa's re-accreditation as a State House correspondent was in keeping with President Buhari's commitment to correcting the wrongs of the past.
"Part of the change promised by President Buhari is correcting things that were wrongly done before. Mr. Ubale Musa's accreditation was wrongly withdrawn. To redress the wrong done to him by the withdrawal, we have returned his Villa Press Pass to him so that he can continue his work without hindrance," Mr. Adesina said.
In his brief remarks after receiving his Villa Press Pass, Mr. Musa thanked President Buhari and his media team for restoring his accreditation.
He promised that he will continue to do his work as a State House Correspondent objectively, professionally and with due regard for the ethics of journalism.
For: Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
Sunday, 28 June 2015
The Rivers State government on Saturday impounded an armoured Range Rover belonging to the immediate past Chief of Staff, Government House, Port Harcourt, Chief Tony Okocha.
The bullet-proof vehicle was removed from Okocha residence at Rumuigbo in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area at about 9am by security operatives attached to Government House.
It will be recalled that a Lexus SUV was removed from the residence of the former State Commissioner for Information, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari, on June 18, 2015 in a similar fashion.
Though, the former aid to ex-governor, Rotimi Amaechi, was not around when the operation was carried out, it was gathered that the vehicle was taken away without any resistance.
Government officials had insisted that the armoured Range Rover belonged to Rivers State and not any individual.
Saturday, 27 June 2015
The Federal Government has started tracing looted Nigerian funds to foreign countries with the aim of retrieving them.
This move came after the declaration by President Muhammadu Buhari on his first day in Aso Villa office that he inherited an almost empty treasury from his predecessor, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, thus vowing that his administration would recover all the looted funds kept in foreign banks by corrupt Nigerians.
The President was quoted as saying in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina.
“The next three months may be hard, but billions of dollars can be recovered, and we will do our best,”
Some of the countries where looted funds from Nigeria have been kept in the past include Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. Others are France, Germany, British Virgin Islands and other tax havens spread across the globe.
Adesina, who confirmed the move in an exclusive interview with Saturday PUNCH on Thursday, said, the search for the looted funds will not be limited to these countries but anywhere in the world where they may be hidden.
Friday, 26 June 2015
Ruth Kadiri posted a video playing with her dog leaving half of her breasts dangling for her followers to see.More pics after cut...
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday joined Muslim faithful for the Jumat service inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
That was the first time a Jumat service will be held in the premises.
Two Nollywood actresses have been caught up in what could be known as a lesbianism mess.
The 2 Yoruba actresses, Biodun Okeowo and Adediwura Adesegha, generally often known as Wura Gold, are stated to have been shut mates however are actually in a disagreement for the reason that friendship went bitter. Though there are efforts to avoid wasting their friendship by their colleagues, it appears the grudge they’ve towards one another is insurmountable as they take time to abuse one another publicly irrespective of the place they meet.
Based on BestofNollywood.tv, the struggle between these actresses has actually degenerated to the purpose the place these actresses wash their soiled linen exterior by overtly calling one another a lesbian.
Yesterday, a private message on Biodun Okeowo’s BBM Standing was fairly disturbing. She cursed Wura Gold, saying that she won’t reap the fruits of her children.
When she was known as to ask why she put up such a press release on her BBM, she stated;
”Wura Gold was my buddy earlier than and we have been superb mates. However I began to provide her area once I began realizing the sort of individual she actually was.
Thursday, 25 June 2015
Wednesday, 24 June 2015
Asamoah Gyan is in the middle of a scandal currently. A university student named Sarah Kwabla claims she is pregnant for the Black Star Captain and is threatening to release a sex tape she made when she and the footballer supposed had sex in her apartment in Feb. this year.
The 22 year old lady, pictured left, is now asking the footballer to furnish her payment and pay her $1,000 monthly for post-natal care. She got lawyers involved and released a statement to Ghanaian media.
Ghanaian media claim that Gyan admitted, through his lawyer, to having sex with the lady but wanted a paternity test conducted before dealing with the lady.Ghanaian media claim that Gyan admitted, through his lawyer, to having sex with the lady but wanted a paternity test conducted before dealing with the lady.
He is also said to have agreed to give her GH¢2000 monthly to take care of herself pending when the result of the paternity test.
A lady reportedly led the gang to the banks and stayed outside while the operation lasted.
The leader of the gang was said to have sat down in front of the bank bragging, and no police officer was able to confront her. She reportedly tied charm around her neck.
Sources at the Zenith bank disclosed that there were about 15 armed robbers whose ages should not be more than 20-years.
The bank’s safe as reported was broken with the use of dynamite and the staffs were made to lie on the floor while the robbery continued.
The young robbers were reported to have burnt three of their vehicles in front of Origin Gardens, a recreational place not far from the scene of the incident, and escaped via the ferry service operated beside the Garden.
Tuesday, 23 June 2015
44 year old Empire star is dripping with sexiness for W magazine's pop issue.More pics after cut....
President Buhari Tuesday in Abuja assured State Governors that the days of impunity, lack of accountability, and fiscal recklessness in the management of national resources are over in Nigeria. Speaking at a meeting with the Governors in the Presidential Villa, President Buhari also vowed that funds stolen by government officials who abused their offices in the recent past will be recovered and systemic leakages stopped.
"There are financial and administrative instructions in every government parastatal and agency. But all these were thrown to the dogs in the past. Honestly, our problems are great, but we will do our best to surmount them.
"The next three months may be hard, but billions of dollars can be recovered, and we will do our best, " the President told the governors.
Expressing surprise that the governors had tolerated the atrocities allegedly committed with the Excess Crude Account since 2011, President Buhari promised to tackle the issue decisively.
The President declared that the payment of national revenue into any account other than the Federation Account was an abuse of the constitution, adding that what he had heard was going on in many agencies and corporations, particularly the NNPC, was clearly illegal.
On the refund of monies spent on federal projects by state governments, President Buhari assured the governors that the Federal Government will pay, but insisted that due process must be followed.
The President promised special assistance for the three North Eastern states badly affected by the Boko Haram insurgency.
He also said that a comprehensive statement on the economic and financial situation inherited by his administration will be made to the nation within the next four weeks.
"We will try and put the system back into the right position. What happened in the 2nd Republic has apparently happened again, and even worse, but we will restore sanity to the system," President Buhari assured the Governors.
On an immediate lifeline for states that owe salaries running into many months, President Buhari said that a committee headed by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, will look at the Excess Crude Account and see what can be shared immediately.
The governors, led by Chairman of the Governors Forum, Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State, had presented a wish list to the President that included:
Ø Obedience of extant Supreme Court ruling that all monies go into the Consolidated Federation Account;
Ø An order from the President that all revenue generating agencies must pay into the Consolidated Federation Account;
Ø Review of the Revenue Allocation Formula;
Ø Refund of the monies expended by states on federal projects;
Ø A special consideration for the three states of the North East under Boko Haram infestation;
Ø Full details of the amounts that accrued into the Excess Crude Account from 2011, and how the money miraculously shrank without official sharing.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media and Publicity)
June 23, 2015
Shocking new video shows ISIS brutally murdering five prisoners by locking them in a metal cage and lowering them into a swimming pool.
The sickening seven minute long video uses expensive underwater cameras to film the terrified men as they sink below the surface with no hope of escape.
According to Daily mail,Shortly afterwards the cage is lifted back out of the water, with the dying men - who are understood to have been accused of spying - seen foaming at the mouth as they lie motionless on the floor of the cage, piled on top of one another.
Elsewhere in the video, ISIS militants are filmed brutally killing prisoners by locking them in a car and shooting them with a grenade launcher, while another group of jihadis chain a set of prisoners together with explosive necklaces which are then detonated.More pics after cut...
Stephanie and her hubby are currently expecting their first child.
President Buhari had a meeting with state governors this morning to discuss on the financial crisis most states are currently facing. At the end of the meeting President Buhari and the Governors resolved to forego the proposed financial bailout plan.
The governors suggested that the Federal government refund state governors all the money owed them for Federal Government projects carried out in their states. The governors also asked that the tax paid by the Nigeria Natural Liquefied Gas Company be paid into the Federation Account and be shared.More pics after cut...
The police in Lagos are on the trail of a suspected cultist, Anu Olokodana, for allegedly killing his friend, Adeleke Awosiga.
Punch Metro gathered that Awosiga drew Olokodana’s ire when he refused to join his friend’s cult group in the Isheri, Ojodu Berger area of the state.
It was learnt that, Olokodana, who reportedly celebrated his birthday on the day of the incident, drowned Awosiga in a swimming pool during the party.The party was said to have held at a hotel in the Isheri area.
Our correspondent learnt that on Saturday, June 13, 20-year-old Awosiga had come for Olokodana’s birthday bash, which was to last till dawn.It was said an argument, however, ensued during the party, which allegedly made Olokodana to twist his friend’s neck before drowning him.
A man crowned the ugliest man in Uganda has become a dad for the EIGHTH time. Godfrey Baguma, known as Sebabi - which means 'ugliest of them all' - suffers from a rare medical condition giving him his distinctive looks.
The 47-year-old married his second wife Kate Namanda, 30, in 2013.
Since then the couple have had six kids - two of Sebabi's nippers come from his first marriage which
broke up some years ago.
Speaking to KFM, he said:
“I caught her cheating with another man and I assured her our relationship was over. She liked me because of my money, but people kept telling her that she could do better, so she started eloping with another man.”
Sebabi then met Namanda, who was 18 at the time, through his aunt who played go between. He said:
“I stayed with her four years before her people knew where she was. I didn’t want them to see me until we had a child because they would definitely advise her to leave me. She left me when she was six months pregnant but I think she later accepted her fate because she came back two months later.
I told her that I didn’t choose to look the way I do and that if she feels I am a burden, she is free to live me.
But she chose to stay and in 2013 they held a wedding ceremony that put his hometown Kyazanga, in the Lwengo District of Uganda, at a standstill. Guests at the wedding had to pay 4,000 Ugandan shillings (about 70p) to attend the reception and see the woman Sebabi married, MirrorUK reports.
Sebabi is a former cobbler who now uses his unique features to earn a living. He appears at events as Uganda’s Ugliest Man just for people to see him, but he took it a step further by launching a singing career.
He says he doesn’t want to go on stage for people to just stare at him.
Monday, 22 June 2015
The management and directors of Union Bank of Nigeria over the week launched new smarter banking centres at MM2 Lagos Airport, E-Center (Yaba), Silverbird Galleria (Lagos & Abuja).
At the launch the bank group managing director Emeka Emuwa said that “The smarter banking centre is designed for technology savvy customers who want quick, easy, on-the-go banking”
The bank is expected to roll out three more centres in Lagos in June and more than ten centres around the country before the end of the year.
Queen Okafor is a native of Nnobi in Idemili South Local Government Area, Anambra State. Seeing her for the first time will definitely evoke mixed feelings about her gender in you. This is mainly because of the hairs which adorn her breasts, chest, face and other parts of her body. A special feature that also stands her out in public and wherever she goes.
In a new interview with SUNDAY PUNCH, the self acclaimed Nigeria's Queen of hairs said she gets no fewer than 100 suitors daily on the average, depending on the place she visits. Queen said:
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the removal of all military check points nationwide and has directed that police should take control of internal security.
Addressing State House correspondents after a meeting between the president and service chiefs, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry of defence, Alhaji Ismail Aliyu said the president directed the security chiefs to liaise with the Police on taking over internal security.
According to the Permanent Secretary, the meeting with the security chiefs was to give them the opportunity to brief the president on the implementations of recent decisions reached on the fight against insurgency.
He also said that the military high command briefed the president on the relocation of the command centre to Maiduguri as directed by the president on the day of his inauguration.
A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja today freed the former Managing Director of defunct Bank PHB, Francis Atuche who is standing trial for allegedly stealing N25.7 billion. Atuche and his wife, Elizabeth, were standing trial over alleged theft of N25.7 billion belonging to the bank (now Keystone Bank). They were prosecuted alongside a former Chief Financial Officer of the bank, Ugo Anyanwu.
In September 2014, Atuche denied the theft charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The former bank chief had said that he could not engage in theft as a member of Catholic faith.
He also told the court how he grew a mortgage finance company, Pinnacle Investment Ltd and transformed it into Platinum Bank Plc back then. Atuche, his wife and Ugo Anyanwu were all however freed by a Lagos High Court today.
A man Onyema Orji, was forced to officially 'wed' his dead ex-wife so that he could claim his children from her family.
The incident which happened in Nwakpu community in Ikwo Local Government Area of the state, according to reports, was 'necessary' because Orji had divorced the woman known as Blessing, and she left with their children and later got married to another man.
After she died from a brief illness, Orji reportedly visited the family with items for her burial ceremony and to take home his children but was told by her family that for him to claim the children, he had to perform the traditional marriage rites on the late Blessing since he had not performed the rites when they were married, and to also enable him claim his kids.
A Chinese man has been arrested for having 15 mistresses and taking money from all of them.
Tian Fusheng, who is married and has a 18-year-old daughter, allegedly dated more than a dozen of women - including two sharing the same dorm - and swindled 350,000 Yuan (£35,500) out of them during the last four years.
According to People's Daily Online,the unemployed man, 40,met his mistresses, who are all university students, through online chatting platform QQ.
He would then invite the young women to his home, have sex with them and promise to marry them.Three of the 15 women are reported to have got pregnant by him
He identified himself as a 28-year-old CEO of a luxury fashion company, who held two Master's degrees from top universities in China.
But in reality, Tian is unemployed, unhappily married and has a 18-year-old daughter, according to his father.He allegedly got money from the women by saying his business had cash flow problems, and that his mother was terminally ill.
Things began to unravel for Mr Tian when two of his girlfriends turned up at his home in June last year at the same time while he was out. When they got chatting they were shocked to realise they shared the same boyfriend.
Using the website QQ, the two young women were then able to find other women who had also been dating the man.
Two of the victims share the same dorm in their university, but they didn't know they were dating the same guy who was married.
The furious women decided to go to the police to have the love rat arrested for fraud.
Turkish Airlines (THY) flight attendant Selda Durmaz has lost her life on Friday night in an Istanbul hospital as a result of a mosquito bite in Nigeria, while she was on duty.
Durmaz flew with THY to Nigeria’s capital city of Lagos. When she returned back to Istanbul, she went to the hospital because of a persistent high fever. Twice she was diagnosed with the flu, according to allegations, but the third hospital diagnosed her with malaria which she picked up in Nigeria.
Durmaz was later given medical treatment in Istanbul at a private hospital, but she lost her life on Friday night at around 2 a.m, Dailysabah reports.
Kalu Uche & Wife hosted their friends and family members to a dinner last night. The couple presently have two kids together.More pics after cut..
“This so called Wike’s probe of Amaechi is dead on arrival. All the noise Wike is making is to grab media headlines with his lies of monumental corruption against Amaechi. It’s all drama made for the media. What is playing out is a script written and directed by Nyesom Wike.
Wike should move to Nollywood where his devious skills would probably be useful. Even while inaugurating his yeoman commission of Inquiry, Wike could not conceal his vendetta agenda.
He was clear to the panel members that their job is to indict Amaechi. While it’s no longer in doubt what would be the report of Wike’s sham probe commission. What may shock Nigerians is the extent Wike has gone and is ready to go to manufacture stories of corrupt practices, and the kind of bogus tales of corruption against Amaechi that he would soon be feeding the nation.
We are aware that even the Chairman of his Inquiry Commission, was shocked and protested when Wike gave him the litany of phony claims of corruption against Amaechi that the chairman would write in the panel’s report. But Wike had assured him not to worry that he had since been working towards arriving at that conclusion and he would provide the commission with all the (fake) evidence needed to arrive at that report. Truly, since May 29, that is all Wike has been doing; cooking spurious reports of corruption against Amaechi.
Wike has been intimidating, threatening, coercing and blackmailing officials of the past administration, especially civil servants into making false, phony and bogus statements that would make legitimate government transactions appear as corrupt practices. Permanent Secretaries, Directors of Finance and Administration (DFAs), the State bankers and even contractors are harassed, threatened and blackmailed to twist and distort, or even completely alter legitimate government transactions in his desperation to cook up, and fabricate sham cases of corruption against Amaechi.
This has been the one-point agenda of the Wike government, a vendetta mission against his former boss and benefactor. Amaechi will use every constitutional and legal means available to protect his name and image from this massive smear campaign, State-sponsored onslaught against him by this directionless, purposeless Wike led government. As governor, Amaechi served his people well and the good things he did with the resources of the state are visible all over the state. On the claims by his former deputy, Tele Ikuru while presenting a report to Wike, the statement condemned Mr. Ikuru.
We won’t dignify him with a response. He’s such a worthless piece of trash that we won’t waste our energy on. This is a man with no dignity, no shame. No self-respecting man would talk the way Ikuru is talking right now. This is a character that served the Amaechi administration for almost eight years. While he was there, he never for once complained that Amaechi or the government that he was the second-in-command was corrupt. As a matter of fact, he was singing and parroting everywhere that Rivers State was truly blessed to have a governor like Amaechi, that Amaechi will always be remembered and hailed for changing for good the fortunes of Rivers State.
Today, the shameless clown is the one shouting Amaechi is corrupt, everywhere. If the government was as corrupt as he claims, what was he doing there for almost eight years, telling the world that Amaechi is the best thing to happen to Rivers State? No character, no self-respect, no dignity, no shame. A character like Ikuru should never be taken seriously”, the statement concluded.