Sunday, 31 July 2016
Friday, 29 July 2016
Three Nigerians and one Indonesian were executed by firing squad .There name are Seck Osmane, Humphrey Jefferson Ejike, Michael Titus Igweh and Indonesian ,Freddy Budiman. May their souls rest in peace.....
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed new chief executives for five health agencies, with two coming from the United States of America and another from the United Kingdom.
The new appointees from the presidency are;
1. Echezona Ezeanolue - a professor of paediatrics and public health at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, who will head the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA)
2. Usman Yusuf - a professor of paediatrics at St. Jude Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, who becomes the executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
3. Aliyu Hussein - a consultant in microbiology and infectious diseases at Cambridge University, UK, will head the National Agency for the Control of Aids (NACA).
4. Chikwe Ihekweazu - a public health consultant doctor and the managing partner at EpiAfric, a public health consultancy firm that focuses on Africa, will head the Centre for Disease Control (CDC).
5. Babatunde Lawal Salako - a professor and current provost of the College of Medicine at the University of Ibadan, will be chief executive of the Nigerian Institute for Medical Research (NIMR).
Thursday, 28 July 2016
At least 14 inmates arrested in regards to drug trafficking have been slated to be killed today amongst which are 6 Nigerians.
According to CNN, while the office of Attorney General Muhammad Prasetyo has not released details about this round of executions, preparations are underway at the Nusakambangan prison island in Cilacap, West Java.
The inmates are usually killed at night outside the Nusakambangan prison facility after 72 hours of isolation and counsel from their religious guide.
Wednesday, 27 July 2016
Alhaja Zainab Asari Dokubo, the first wife of Mujahid Dokubo Asari, is dead.
She died alongside a friend in a motor accident on her way to Ibadan.
Alhaji Ishaq Kunle Sanni, chairman Oyo state Muslim community, who confirmed the death in a statement said Zainab was already a Muslim years before she married Dokubo.
He recalled that Zainab, who lived in Ibadan had to relocate to Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa when she
was appointed Secretary of the Muslims Pilgrims Board.
“Even then, there was hardly any month she was not in Ibadan for one Islamic programme or the other.
“She was a member of many Islamic organisations in Ibadan including Oluyole Muslim community under the Imamship of Imam Mudashir Bada.
“It is interesting she was coming to her preferred town Ibadan when she met her destiny.
“She was survived by four children Amirah, Hassan, Hussain and Osama.
“May Allah accept her multifarious and multidimensional jihad as acts Ibadah and admit her to jannat Firdaous,” Alhaji Sanni said.
A woman allegedly surprised her man with a G-wagon which appears to be a proposal or an apology gift. According to @aaaawwwhh who handled the surprise,
Part 1: later they would say Nigeria women are not romantic. We surprised this man with a G.wagon today, and we can't even keep calm. There was also a note saying I am sorry....So the woman said to us we should just drop the key for him with a note.
*wedding bells* *lips sealed* We were more than happy to do this delivery, I wish I could write the full gist, but it is not professional. 😂😂😂😂beg me if u wanna KNOW. Did i forget to mention Tinubu's daughter was in the restaurant *lips sealed*
Tuesday, 26 July 2016
A man has exposed screenshots of conversations between him and a Kenyan hostess who has been allegedly asking him for sex.
I am delighted to be here today to commission the Abuja – Kaduna railway track and flag-off the Abuja-Kaduna train services (Passengers & Freight) on Nigeria’s first ever Standard Gauge Rail track to go into operation. This project was conceived by a previous administration, started by the last government and I am pleased to complete and commission it.
A Nigerian woman who turned down a £30,000 investment from Dragons’ Den panelist Peter Jones has revealed how she went on to forge a growing food business on her own.
London-based Chika Russell, 31, impressed the British entrepreneur and businessman with her line of Nigerian-inspired healthy snacks when she appeared on the hit BBC2 show last year.
However, she later decided to go it alone because she wanted more of a challenge and now has Waitrose and Whole Food’s among her stockists.
A Turkey-based newspaper, Yenisafak, had reported that some of those arrested in connection with the July 15, 2016 failed coup plot had told their interrogators that UBA Plc and a United States of America Army General, John F. Campbell, arranged for the funding of the coup plot.
The newspaper alleged that the funds, in the region of $2 billion, was moved from the United States of America into UBA Plc from where it was funnelled to the coup plotters.
But UBA Plc, in a statement by its Head of Communications, Charles Aigbe, denied involvement in the failed coup plot.
Aigbe said in the terse statement on Tuesday:
“UBA is aware of the on-going and spurious media speculation linking our institution to recent events in Turkey. In light of this we believe it is necessary to categorically state that UBA has no involvement in or connection to these accusations, which are clearly false.
“We remain focused and firmly committed to delivering on our strategy to build Africa’s premier banking institution.”
President Muhammadu Buhari today commissioned the $1.457 billion Abuja-Kaduna rail services.
The inauguration, which was well attended by senior government officials also saw thousands of Nigerians troop out to see the President as the president rode the train from Abuja to Kaduna.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reappointment of a Chairman for the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC). He is Engineer Elias Nwalem Mbam.
It will be recalled that he was appointed in 2010 by former President Goodluck Jonathan.
According to statement from the office of the Secretary to the government of the federation, President Buhari also approved the appointment of Dr. Marilyn Amobi as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company (NBET), Mrs. Amobi’s appointment is for a tenure of four years.
Marilyn obtained her PhD from CASS Business School, City University London, England; her graduate degree in Economic Regulation and Competition from the Department of Economics, City University London, England and her undergraduate Economics degree from the University of Nigeria Nsukka.
Marilyn started her career in the finance sector in Africa, working first as an investment and later a retail banker. She has served as an energy (electricity and natural gas) policy advisor in Europe, North America and Africa. An Associate of the Higher Education Academy in England, Marilyn has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in Europe.
She is a fellow of the Centre for Organizational Research, Institute of Management, Faculty of Economics, University of Lugano, Switzerland.
Wednesday, 20 July 2016
Reuben Abati is a happy man after his daughter graduated from Bristol University with a First Class Honours in Law.
Elizabeth Abati graduating from University of Bristol, Class of 2016, with a FIRST CLASS Honours in LAW. #Congratulations, Bebe."He wrote
Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Eunice Elisha, a preacher in Abuja, who was murdered over a week ago while conducting morning preaching.
According to an announcement by her family, she will be buried on July 23.
Mrs. Elisha, 42, was murdered in the early hours of Saturday, July 9, in Kubwa, a suburb of Abuja.
According to Premium Times, her sister, Bola Fatuashi, said the burial activities will start with a wake keeping at 5:pm on Friday, July 22, at the New Life Assembly Parish, Redeemed Christian Church of God, Kubwa.
She said lying-in-state will begin at 8: am on Saturday also in Kubwa.
Mrs. Elisha is survived by her aged parents, six siblings, her husband and seven children.
A National Youth Service Corps member named Bonaventure Okeke, has been arraigned in a Gudu Upper Area Court, Abuja for allegedly committing adultery.
Okeke, who resides in Jahi 2 Market area of Abuja, was arraigned on a one-count charge of committing adultery with one Anozie Chinenye on Monday.
The plaintiff who is husband to Chinenye, Emeka Anozie of Hayingada Saminaka, Kaduna State, made a direct criminal complaint to the court against the defendant on March 24.
Anozie made his complaint through his counsel, Obioma Achilefu.
The plaintiff said the defendant, knowing that he is legally married to Chinenye, committed adultery
with her on December 18, 2014.
He said the defendant was confronted on the issue over the cell phone and he confessed to have had sex with Chinenye once.
The plaintiff warned the defendant to stay away from his wife, but his warnings fell on deaf’s ears.
He added that the defendant on August 18, 2015 went ahead to send transport money to Chinenye, who was schooling in Anambara State, to visit him at his residence and she did.
Anozie said the defendant kept Chinenye in his house from the said date till August 28.
He said the defendant continued to commit adultery with Chinenye in spite his warnings, adding that the act wounded his “heart beyond measure”.
The offence contravened Section 387 of the Penal Code Cap 89 Laws of Northern Nigeria, 1963.
The defendant pleaded not guilty.
The judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, admitted Okeke to bail in the sum of N100,000 and one surety in like sum and adjourned the case till August 30 for hearing.
Melania Trump is under fire for plagiarizing Michelle Obama's speech .On Monday night at the Republican National Convention Melanie plagiarized Michelle Obama's speech to the Democratic National Convention in 2008.
Side-by-side comparisons of the transcripts show the text in Trump's address following, nearly to the word, the first lady's own from the first night of the Democratic convention in Denver nearly eight years ago.
The controversy quickly overshadowed the speech, which was to have been her introduction to voters. It focused on her immigration to the US and her love for her husband.
Melania Trump, Republican National Convention 2016:
"From a young age, my parents impressed on me the values that you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond and you do what you say and keep your promise; that you treat people with respect. They taught and showed me values and morals in their daily life.
That is a lesson that I continue to pass along to our son, and we need to pass those lessons on to the many generations to follow.
Because we want our children in this nation to know that the only limit to your achievements is the strength of your dreams and willingness to work for them."
Michelle Obama, Democratic National Convention 2008:
"And Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values: that you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond and you do what you say you're going to do; that you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you don't know them, and even if you don't agree with them.
And Barack and I set out to build lives guided by these values, and pass them on to the next generation. Because we want our children—and all children in this nation—to know that the only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them."
Zenith Bank has said that it neither funded the governorship election of Ekiti State as alleged by Governor Ayodele Fayose nor indeed any other election in the country because as a matter of policy the bank does not make political donations nor fund any political association or party.
Monday, 18 July 2016
Captain Ahmed Bashir Borodo, the pilot who operated a chartered air plane owned by Gryo Air Ltd that flew Defence Minister Obanikoro with N1.299 billion for Ekiti ‘Man Of The People’, Fayose has confessed to the EFCC.
Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris has accused his predecessor ,Solomon Arase of carting away 24 vehicles including top of the range armoured BMW cars, on departure from office.
He accused the former IG of
Idris has written to Arase to return at least 20 vehicles, saying he should not have more than four cars as part of his severance package.
Speaking to journalists at the Force Headquarters in Abuja yesterday, Idris said:
“A week before I was announced (appointed), if you looked through my office window, you could see so many cars. But the cars all disappeared when I came in. What I did was to assign a directive to the Special Investigative Unit (SFU) to investigate all vehicles’
purchases and donations to the police in the last three years as well as their positions.
“When I took over, there were no vehicles. I discovered that the last IG went away with 24 vehicles including two BMWs. The DIGs some took seven, others eight. And they left me with an old vehicle. Even the one I followed the President with – the last time I went for an engagement – the President asked what I was doing with that kind of vehicle. The headlight has changed colour, which means it was parked for long under the rain.
“But the new ones that were bought, including an Armoured BMW 7 series, he took them away. So, I wrote to him and reminded him that when a policeman retires as IG, DIG, AIG or CP, he is entitled to some vehicles. And so, he should take his entitlement and return the extra. I believe four vehicles are enough for an average person. What does one need 24 vehicles for?”
Sunday, 17 July 2016
At 64, Rosemary Johns is still counting the number of men she has slept with to make ends meet and raise her children.
“I got married at 16, but after some time in marriage, my husband started neglecting us after I gave birth to five children,” recalls the now mother of eight (two have since died and the rest are adults in Tanzania). “I could have had 10 children were it not for two miscarriages,” reveals Rosemary who parted ways with her husband and became a barmaid in Musoma, Tanzania, before relocating to Nairobi where “I joined some women along Digo Road where we would wait for clients day and night and charged Sh5 for our services.”
The world’s most terrifying tourist attraction has been shut down after frightening photos emerged of tourists balanced on a raft feeding meat to crocodiles. The young holidaymakers clambered aboard a make-shift cage kept afloat with plastic barrels just inches from the 10ft long killer reptiles.
Pakistan's social media star murdered by her brother over the kind of photos she posted online[Photos]
Qandeel Baloch, one of Pakistan's most famous and controversial social media stars who was likened to Kim Kardashian, has been strangled to death .
The National Judicial Council of Nigeria (NJC) has dismissed Justice Mohammed Yunusa and two other judges for judicial malpractices.It was learnt that the NJC met on Thursday and Friday to consider several allegations of judicial misconduct by Justice Mohammed Yunusa of the Federal High Court, Justice Olamide Falahanmi Oloyede of the Osun High Court, and an unnamed judge from Benue State.
At the end of its deliberations, the NJC decided that the three judges deserved to be dismissed for acts of gross misconduct.
Turkey is about five hours away from Nigeria by air, about 2, 634 miles from here, but the night there was a coup attempt in Turkey, July 15, with soldiers shutting down parts of Ankara and Istanbul, you’d think Ankara is a city somewhere in Nigeria and Istanbul is an extension of our country. Commentaries kept flying up and down on Nigeria social media space, with the coup attempt in Turkey becoming a trending topic.
Friday, 15 July 2016
The All Progressives Congress member representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye, on Thursday explained that he insulted Senator Oluremi Tinubu, during an executive session at the Senate after she referred to him as a thug.
Melaye, however, said he was willing to apologise if he had wronged any individual in the matter.
“If there are instances that I am not a super human being, if there are instances where as a human being I have reacted negatively I am also ready to be apologetic about it. But in this particular instance, I have never mentioned anybody’s name, I never even used insolent languages.
Reacting to the statement purportedly made by Remi Tinubu’s husband and leader of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bola Tinubu on his political career, Melaye said the APC leader is no god and cannot determine his political career.
“I will continue to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves, I will continue to be a voice to the voiceless and in reaction I heard that Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu said my political career has come to an end.
“I want to say that Tinubu is no god. I fear only the God almighty, I fear no soul I only respect souls. So far my political journey to the House of Representatives and the Senate has no political, financial or moral contribution of Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“The God who has brought me this far is mighty, strong and enough to take me further, what God has given me no man can give and what God has given to me no man can take. I want to assure you that this is the true story of what transpired.”
An FCT High Court on Friday dismissed, Senator Iyiola Omisore‘s bail application, describing it as premature and incompetent.
Omisore was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on July 3rd over an alleged N1.3bn fraud.
In his ruling, the judge, Justice Olukayode Adeniyi held that the counsel to the applicant failed to show what powers the court had to reverse the order of a court with concurrent jurisdiction.
“I am not aware of any order to make in the instant applications, which have the tendency and implications of upturning the existing order of my learned brother Justice Jude Okeke.
I must therefore agree with the submissions of the respondent’s counsel that in the present situation this court hasn’t made an order for the remand of the applicant for the period of 14 days.
And now turn around to make another order undermining the same order for remand for the release of the applicant on bail.
Serena Williams won the Wimbledon last week, it has been revealed her dad, Richard Williams, who coached her and her sister Venus to the top of their game, has had a stroke and has “debilitating memory issues,”
Security agents yesterday arrested Hajiya Morufat Obanikoro, former Minister of Defence Musiliu Obanikoro’s wife.
Mrs. Obanikoro was picked up over the ongoing investigation of her husband, who is wanted for questioning over the N4.745billion slush funds from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).
Wow All five of them are lawyers!!!.More pics after the cut....
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will hold a fresh national convention in Port Harcourt on August 17, to elect a new executive, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, National Caretaker Committee Chairman of the party has said.
Makarfi spoke on Thursday in Abuja, while addressing newsmen at the end of the party’s national caucus meeting.
He also said that the party would amend its constitution to address some of the reasons why a Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, nullified the last amendment done by the party.
“We discussed some programmes leading to the convention, meaning that the national convention will hold on August 17 in Port Harcourt, where we will elect new national executive officers of the party.
We have also discussed and agreed on a new amendment to the constitution in view of recent court judgments in order to align the constitution to the judgments that have been delivered by court of competent jurisdiction,” he said.
Thursday, 14 July 2016
Theresa May took over as Britain’s new prime minister on Wednesday, promising a “bold, new, positive role” for the country less than three weeks after its seismic vote to leave the EU.
Britain’s second female Prime Minister started her reign after a meeting with Queen Elizabeth II, who invited her to form a government.
Wednesday, 13 July 2016
Going by the new insights into the mobile gaming market in Nigeria, the sector is projected to hit about $147 million by 2019.According to a report by PwC, a research based firm, the Nigerian market is dominated by social/casual gaming, eclipsing fledgling revenues on more expensive devices like consoles and Personal Computers (PCs).
In just 16 days the earth’s magnetic poles will flip and an extremely angry Jesus Christ will return.
End Times Prophecies has released an online video that justify their bold claims with Bible verses.It states:
Dubai based airline, Emirates air has been named the best airline in the world at the Skytrax World Airline Awards ceremony in England.
The award is based on the quality of service offered by each airline. Here’s a list of the top ten airlines in the world.
2. Qatar Airways
3. Singapore Airlines
4. Cathay Pacific
5. ANA All Nippon Airways
6. Etihad Airways
7. Turkish Airlines
8. EVA Air
9. Qantas Airways
In a statement released on Tuesday by Laolu Akande, the vice president's spokesman, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari had already adopted two of the recommendations in the report submitted after the national confab convened during the administration of Goodluck Jonathan, his predecessor.
He made the disclosure and said that Nigerians require a deeper and better understanding of the restructuring debate, following widespread criticism of his recent comments on the subject, and noted that the restructuring debate, as it currently is, has many meanings and interpretations.
“He (Osinbajo) wholly supports the idea of having State Police across the country as articulated in the APC’s Roadmap to a New Nigeria… Different groups are taking different approaches and at times this confuses the debate and reduces it to mere political rhetoric.
The Attorney General of the Federation and Chief Justice of Nigeria, Abubakar Malami, today honored the senate's invitation where he had to explain why the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, were being tried for alleged forgery of senate standing order.
At the hearing, Malami explained to members of the Committee why he could not honor the last invitation. "My inability to attend was out of sheer circumstances not out of disgust for Senate. I am known for a tradition of honouring invitations"he said