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Prophet T.B. Joshua Claims He Had Prophesied About the Abuja Blast


 

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Prophet T.B Joshua, the general overseer of the Synagogue Church of All Nations known for making predictions has just released a video claiming to have warned Nigerians about the bomb blast in Abuja that killed scores of people.

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Prophet T.B. Joshua was said to have made this warning during his live service at The SCOAN on November 10, 2013.

According to him:

“Listen to me, my people in Nigeria. Once again, take note of this: Our security should be vigilant. I am seeing a very big strike — explosion. They should take care of Abuja — capital.

When I talk, you see me in a bad light.  But I will keep talking. I don’t need to say the state but I am saying it. This is what I am seeing happen in Abuja. They should pray.

The bomb blast which occurred at a bus park at Nyanya, Abuja was reported to have killed 71 people, injured 124.

 

 

T.B Joshua is known for his many prophecies, revelation. From revealing the location of the missing Malaysian plane last month, to predicting what would happen during 2015 Elections in Nigeria.

Actress, Genevieve Nnaji Shares Her Thoughts On The Abuja Bomb Blast


Actress Genevieve Nnaji and some of her colleagues have expressed sadness over the bomb blast that occurred in Abuja on Monday, April 14, 2014.

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Genevieve, Rita Dominic, Emem Isong, Omoni Oboli and few others took to different social media platforms to express their dissatisfaction at the loss of lives in such a gruesome manner.
In Nnaji’s post on Instagram, she put up a picture of a burning candle with the caption, ‘May the souls of our brothers and sisters..who had this mornings gift of life taken from them without mercy, rest with The Lord Almighty. Amen!’.
Oboli wrote on her Twitter, ‘…another sad day for the country. May God rest the souls of the departed. My heart goes out to their families and friends.’
The sad incident, which occurred at the Nyanya motor park in Abuja, has since become a trending topic on the internet.
According to Nigerian Tribune, a total of 71 have been recorded dead and 124 injured…. 

Kwankwaso: Jonathan Not Welcome In Kano


GEJ-KwankwasoGovernor Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso of Kano State said yesterday that residents will not welcome President Goodluck Jonathan today to the state.

The governor, who spoke in Kano, ahead of the president’s visit to the state, where he is expected to receive the former governor of the state – Malam Ibrahim Shekarau – to the Peoples Democratic Party fold, said Jonathan has done nothing to improve the peoples’ standard of living since he assumed office.

Kwankwaso said: “I regret voting for Jonathan in 2011. He has not done anything to move the nation forward.

“Only a few people are enjoying in Nigeria and this is at the expense of other citizens.

“We are still waiting to hear the truth about the alleged missing funds, which led to the suspension of former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.

“If someone alleges that N20 million is missing in one of our ministries, I will investigate the matter and if I find the allegation to be true, I must praise the person for a job well done and then take appropriate action”.

The governor enjoined the electorate to vote the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2015, saying the party is the most powerful party in Africa.

Kwankwaso also accused the PDP of buying members over, saying the APC has, however, taken measures to tackle the issue.

The governor appealed to APC supporters to exercise more patience as the party has put necessary machinery in place, which would ensure its victory in 2015.

He said those calling on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to conduct elections in the Northeast have lost focus.

How We Entertainers Helped Politicians Kill Our Fans In Nyanya – Singer


Nigerian singer, Etcetera has shared his opinion on the Abuja bomb blast that occurred yesterday killing 71 people and injuring 124.

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He blamed Nigerian entertainers partly for the attack at Nyanya Motor Park yesterday.

Read below

For God’s sake, can Somebody please call Dbanj, Don Jazzy, Onyeka Onwenu, Duncan Mighty, Stephanie Okereke, Genevieve Nnaji, Funke Akindele, Omotola, Rita Dominic, Aki and Pawpaw, Sammy Okposo, Sunny Neji, Maleke, Okey Bakassi, Jay Jay Okocha, Kanu Nwankwo, Daddy Showkey, Richard Mofe Damijo, Kwam 1 and other entertainers that have at one time or the other been seen dining with politicians? Can you please tell them that there has been a bomb blast in Nyanya?

Can you include pictures of the mutilated bodies? Please don’t forget to tell them that most of the dead might have been lovers of their music and movies and cheered them in every concert and football matches they played both at club level and the national team. Tell them that their CDs and Movies were bought by those dead fans for inspiration and because they wanted to feel alive and ease off the daily tensions faced everyday in this country.

That the Jingles done by Dbanj, Don Jazzy, Sammy Okposo, Onyeka Onwenu and other entertainers might have convinced some of those who have died in different Boko Haram raids or bad roads or lack of proper healthcare facilities to vote for politicians who have failed them in all ramifications? The same politicians that failed to protect the lives of those shredded bodies in Nyanya?

That some of the dead fans in Nyanya might have even spent their little earnings to attend their concerts in Abuja and environs? Have you as an entertainer ever sat down to reflect on the fact that each time we give our voices to enhance the career of these politicians knowing they mean no good for this country that we are bringing more hardship and even death to our fans?

Why devote precious hours in the studio composing songs asking your fans to vote for politicians whose past stinks more than the dustbin at Ojota?

How do you feel listening to those songs today knowing that Mr Politician failed you and your die-hard fans? Can you give back those millions to bring back the lives of those dead fans in Nyanya, Jos, Maiduguri, Agatu in Benue? I guess not, because frolicking with the devil makes u perpetually his.

2015 is around the corner. Many of us entertainers will be called upon to do jingles, attend rallies wearing branded T-shirts in support of these same politicians. Millions of naira will be paid to your bank accounts. Thousands of bottles of MOET will be popped for you to feel good at different rally points while you convince your fans to join the bandwagon as part of the special few who voted for change.

Right now, some of us entertainers must be licking our lips in anticipation of the naira windfall come 2015. Let your conscience be your pilot. That is if you have one. May the souls of those fans who have died because of insecurity and corruption haunt every entertainer who refuses to repent from selling his or her talent for money at the expense of a better Nigeria.

And may the souls of all our faithfully departed fans REST IN PEACE. Amen!

Okorocha, Fashola, Aregbesola, Others Condemn Abuja Bomb Blast


The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), made up of Governors of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has condemned in strong terms the bomb blast that happened in Abuja on Monday that was suspected to have been carried out by the Islamic insurgents, Boko Haram.

According to a statement issued by the chairman of the forum, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, it called for an end to the senseless killing of innocent people which figure has risen to 1000.

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 * PGF chairman, Rochas Okorochas condemns the bomb blast that happened in Abuja on Monday

It reads: “It is regrettable that the deaths of innocent Nigerians have become a daily occurrence with little respite. In the last two weeks alone, about 1,000 Nigerians have perished.

“We also wish to commiserate with the parents and families of the candidates who were killed over the weekend while trying to sit for the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) in Maiduguri, Borno State. The tragic deaths indicate major failure of government.”

The governors, through the statement, also noted that the security situation in the country has risen to an alarming stage.

“As if failing to tackle the Boko Haram insurgency is not bad enough, the security situation has deteriorated to a level where so-called gunmen are now on the rampage across Nigeria, killing and maiming at will with no response from our poorly equipped and informed security operatives. Is it too much for government to, at the very least, identify the perpetrators of these terrible crimes?

“Without meaning to gain political capital out of these unending disasters, it is plain the government has run out of ideas in the fight against insurgency, ethnic and communal clashes as well as the spate of armed robberies and kidnappings across Nigeria.”

Man Drowns In Pond While Escaping From Police


A 26-year-old man, reportedly fleeing form policemen on patrol has drowned in a pond at Umuoka, Amakohia in Owerri west local government area of Imo state.

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According to report, the yet-to-be identified man was smoking a substance suspected to be Indian hemp with his friends when they suddenly heard the blaring siren from a police vehicle.

The deceased and his friends were said to have taken to their heels, running in different directions.

Unfortunately for the deceased, he fell into a deep pond which had been overgrown with weeds and died before help could come to him.

However, he has been buried at his country home, Umuoka, the community where the incident occurred.

Nyanya Blast: Edwin Clark Urges Every Nigerian To Financially Assist Military


Delivering his speech at the ongoing National Conference currently being held in Abuja, Chief Edwin Clark has urged every Nigerian, including delegates, to contribute more to end the scourge of insecurity in the country.

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According to the elder statesman, security challenges Nigeria is facing are a national issue, not only a North or South issue.

He believes that country’s military are doing their job, but additionally support from the country people is required, as “soldiers alone cannot fight this war”.

Edwin Clark was quoted saying:

“Everyday we sit down here deliberating. What are we debating about? Will Nigeria be eradicated before we know it is here with us?.. This conference must send a message to the authorities that something must be strongly done about it. Instead of me going to eat at 2 pm, monetise it and send it to those who are dying fighting this scourge. The time has come for all of us to do something.”

It would be recalled that a dire explosion rocked Nyanya bus station, located on the outskirts of Abuja, Monday morning. As a result of the bombing 71 people died and 124 were injured (confirmed by police). However, the number of casualties is likely to rise.

Popular Nigerian Musician Yinka Ayefele’s Mansion On Fire


The house of Nigerian gospel musician, Yinka Ayefele in the Felele area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, is reportedly on fire.

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According to report, the fire started this morning but there been concerted efforts to put it under control.

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Yinka Ayefele in the Felele area of Ibadan on fire

Though the cause of the fire could not be ascertained, the talented singer who is on wheelchair has said everything is under control even as he assured fans that he is safe.

Yinka is one of the most sought after gospel artistes in the country. He was one of the major entertainers at the elaborate dinner party held by the First Lady, Patience Jonathan sometime in August, 2013.

He became a household name after he was involved in a ghastly automobile accident in 1997, which damaged his spinal cord, and paralyzed him from the waist down.

With hit tracks like “Experience,” “Transformation” etc, Ayefele’s music is a staple diet at parties all across the country.

Famous ‘White Widow’ Linked To Abuja Bombing


World wide terrorist, ‘White Widow’ Samantha Lewthwaite, has been linked to the huge terror attack which occurred today in Abuja.

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The huge explosion destroyed forty buses and left a sickening trail of death and destruction as fuel tanks on nearby vehicles also exploded amid the heat of the blast.

But while nobody has officially claimed responsibility, security sources, according to reports fear the bombing may have been a revenge attack for the death of Lewthwaite’s mentor two weeks ago – al-Shabaab terror chief Makaburi, aka Sheikh Abubakar Shariff Ahmed.

A senior security source said agents across Africa were on high alert after the assassination of Makaburi – reportedly by the UK and US funded Kenyan Anti-Terror Police Unit (ATPU) 14 days ago. Adding that Lewthwaite and her associates “wanted revenge”.
The source said:
“Makaburi was always believed to be at the very top of the hierarchy of terror organisation al-Shabaab. Intelligence suggests he introduced Samantha Lewthwaite to many influential figures within the al-Shabaab network. He guided her on her path to Jihad. His murder was seen as yet another act of war.”

Lewthwaite, 30, is believed to be in Nigeria, Kenya or Somalia, where Islamist terror networks are closely linked, making it far easier for her to evade detection than in Europe.  The daughter of a British Army soldier, she is already on Interpol’s Most Wanted list in connection with seven murders as well as the siege of the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya in September last year which left 67 dead and nearly 200 injured.
She was reportedly caught at a checkpoint in Nigeria just six months ago – but managed to bribe her way to freedom.

She is also believed to have widely used the alias ‘Natalie Webb’ and travelled on a forged South African passport. She has been on the run since January 2012 and is now one of the most wanted international fugitives in the world, officially being hunted by 190 countries!

Local police, however, have linked today’s bombing to the Boko Haram terrorist network.

Source: Daily Star

Commissioner: Lagos Electricity May Not Improve Till 2018


Lagos State would not witness any significant improvement in electricity supply until 2018, this is according to the state’s commissioner for Budget and Economic planning, Ben Akabueze.

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Speaking with newsmen after a meeting with power investors at the end of the Lagos Economic Summit last Thursday, Mr. Akabueze said the poor electricity supply in Lagos State won’t improve sooner than five years time.

“The truth from what we heard, it won’t be anything sooner than five years to see any significant improvement in the power situation and in the power sector. When they say short term, we are talking about five years,’ Akabueze said.

The commissioner said the 7th Lagos Economic Summit, Ehingbeti 2014, was held to present an enabling environment for investors who are majorly from Europe.

“Well, I think we’ve provided the platform and a good one at that to discuss the issues; and a lot of people who attended now understand better, the nature of the power industry, what the issues are, what it will take to solve them.

The commissioner also allayed fears that the economic summit might be jettisoned by the coming administration.

The 7th edition of the Lagos economy summit, Ehingbeti 2014, held between April 8- 10, 2014, at the Eko convention centre of Eko Hotel in Lagos.

Source: Vanguard

Abuja Bomb Blast: Atiku Urges Jonathan To Accept Foreign Assistance


Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has expressed anger and sadness at the bombings of the Nyanya Bus Park in the suburbs of Abuja that left scores dead and many injured.

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In a statement by his media office in Abuja, the former Vice President said it is time for Nigeria to accept foreign assistance with fighting terrorism in the country while also calling for a step-up in intelligence, listening posts, picking up trends and conversations with a view to pre-empting the terrorist attacks.

There is an urgent need for the government of Nigeria to review its methods and strategies for dealing with terrorism,” the former vice president said.

Atiku said the bombing which occurred at the Nyanya park casts doubts on the Federal Government’s claims of containing the crisis to the fringes of the country.

He explained that new strategies are needed to stop terrorism in the country as this needless bloodletting cannot continue unabated.

Atiku who described those behind the bombings as evil and callous with scant regard for the sanctity of human life, said this recent bombing should be a wake-up call to all Nigerians on the imperative of ending the blame game and working together to end this scourge.

“As a country, we are not doing enough of focusing on and implementing solutions. We are all guilty of expending endless energy on handwringing and the trading of blame, none of which is able to save lives or change the status quo,” Atiku said.

While expressing his condolences to the families of those who lost loved ones in the bombings, Atiku urged well-meaning Nigerians in and around the Federal Capital Territory to heed the call of National Blood Transfusion Centre (NBTC) by voluntarily donating blood at the National Hospital Abuja to save the lives of survivors.

Source: The Nation

Again…Monalisa Chinda and Lanre Nzeribe part ways


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In an interview with Punch in February 2014, Monalisa Chinda described her boyfriend of two years as ‘just a friend’. Some of us

found it odd at the time but what we didn’t know was that the off/on couple had parted ways…again.

“Monalisa and Lanre? That ended when…about two, three months ago. I doubt they will reconcile this time.” A source close to the couple told LIB

Monalisa not only walked away from the relationship with Lanre, she also walked away from the business venture they both started together, Monalisa magazine, which made its debut in November 2013.

“You told her to get the f*** out of your house before you killed her’ prosecutor says in court


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Oscar Pistorius left the witness box in tears twice today during a fierce line of questioning from the state prosecutor who accused him of doctoring his testimony to fit evidence at the scene.

‘You’re not using your emotional state as an escape are you?’ Mr Nel said

Mr Nel also tried to pin Pistorius on whether he intended to shoot at the intruder, stating that he did not fire a warning shot. He alleged the runner changed his aim with his 9mm pistol to ensure that he hit Reeva Steenkamp as she fell back against a magazine rack after the first shot. (An image of the four bullet holes in the toilet door through which Pistorius shot his girlfriend seen above)

‘You never gave them a chance, in your version,’ Mr Nel said, building the prosecution case that Pistorius shot to kill. Please continue. This lawyer made some valid points…

Courtroom reconstruction of the toilet in which Miss Steenkamp was shot. The cricket bat which the athlete used to break down the toilet door can also be seen

Pistorius said he fired four times through the closed toilet door in his home last year after hearing a ‘wood’ sound that he mistook for the door being opened by an intruder who was about to attack him.
The athlete said that, in retrospect, the noise he probably heard was the magazine holder being moved by his girlfriend.

Mr Nel said Pistorius killed Miss Steenkamp intentionally after a fight and is lying about fearing an intruder.

He said Pistorius heard Miss Steenkamp, struck by the first shot, fall against the magazine rack and that he used that sound to adjust his aim.
‘I’m saying you heard the magazine rack and you changed your aim,’ Mr Nel said to the Paralympic champion.
‘I wouldn’t have heard anyone fall inside of the toilet while I was shooting,’ Pistorius replied to Mr Nel, though directing his gaze to Judge Thokozile Masipa, who will decide on the verdict.

Pistorius said he searched desperately for Miss Steenkamp in the dark bedroom after the shooting, feeling across the bed, on the floor next to it and behind a curtain before realising it might have been her in the toilet. 

Mr Nel asked Pistorius why he did not turn on the lights and also check to see if the bedroom door was open and if Miss Steenkamp had fled that way as gunshots had been fired.
‘It’s one of the things that make your version unbelievable,’ Mr Nel said.

Earlier, Pistorius broke down after being asked to repeat what he said as he moved towards the bathroom where he shot Reeva Steenkamp after hearing a noise he thought was a burglar.
‘I screamed “get the f*** out of my house”,’ he wailed in a high-pitched voice. Mr Nel alleged that Pistorius shouted the same words at Miss Steenkamp during a row.

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Pistorius said he searched desperately for Miss Steenkamp in the dark bedroom after the shooting, feeling across the bed, on the floor next to it and behind a curtain before realising it might have been her in the toilet.

Mr Nel asked Pistorius why he did not turn on the lights and also check to see if the bedroom door was open and if Miss Steenkamp had fled that way as gunshots had been fired.
‘It’s one of the things that make your version unbelievable,’ Mr Nel said.

Earlier, Pistorius broke down after being asked to repeat what he said as he moved towards the bathroom where he shot Reeva Steenkamp after hearing a noise he thought was a burglar.
‘I screamed “get the f*** out of my house”,’ he wailed in a high-pitched voice. Mr Nel alleged that Pistorius shouted the same words at Miss Steenkamp during a row.

Investigating officer Captain Mike van Aardt (right) is asked by state prosecutor Gerrie Nel (centre) to demonstrate the opening and closing of the door through which Reeva Steenkamp was shot

Pistorius wept uncontrollably, prompting the judge to adjourn the hearing to allow him to compose himself.

After the judge left the courtroom, Pistorius stood sobbing with his body trembling and turned away from the gallery.

Mr Nel also tried to pin Pistorius on whether he intended to shoot at the intruder, but the 27-year-old said he did not intend to do so and that he was terrified at the time.

‘I didn’t have time to think about what I wanted to do,’ Pistorius said.
That prompted Mr Nel to question whether Pistorius was changing his legal strategy from ‘self-defence’ to ‘involuntary action’.

He later said Pistorius did not fire a warning shot.
Pistorius said that when he shot he had no idea who was behind the door, in response to Mr Nel’s remark that he did not know whether a child, an unarmed burglar or more than one person could have been in the toilet.
‘You never gave them a chance, in your version,’ Mr Nel said, building the prosecution case that Pistorius shot to kill. 

Proceedings were halted on another occasion when he wept while denying that he intentionally shot his girlfriend.

When pressed to state what his defence was, Pistorius said: ‘I heard the noise and I did not have time to interpret it and fired out of fear.
Mr Nel replied: ‘You know exactly what you were doing, you fired at Reeva. You fired at her.’
Fighting back tears, Pistorius cried out ‘I did not fire at Reeva’ – forcing the judge adjourn the hearing.

When he returned to the stand, Mr Nel accused Pistorius of crying not out of grief for his girlfriend, but because he was getting his testimony confused.

‘I’m going to argue that you got emotional because you got your defences mixed up,’ Mr Nel claimed, saying the Olympian he had changed his account from one of self-defence to involuntary action.
Mr Nel said the only explanation for why Miss Steenkamp was standing up against the door when she was shot was because she had been running away from Pistorius.

‘All the screams and shouts were at her,’ Mr Nel said. ‘She fled for her life’.
The prosecution has said Pistorius’s account of a mistaken shooting is a lie.
Earlier, Mr Nel told the court: ‘Today, I’m going to prove your version of events is untrue. That you tailored your version, concocted your story.

‘Your version is so improbable that it cannot reasonably possibly be true.’

He went on to claim that Pistorius had argued with Miss Steenkamp shortly before the shooting.
‘It’s the state’s case, Mr Pistorius, that she wanted to leave and that you weren’t sleeping, you were both awake,’ said Mr Nel.
‘That’s not correct my lady, that’s untrue,’ Pistorius replied softly.
‘There was an argument,’ Mr Nel said, drawing another denial. 

The prosecutor’s relentless questioning has elicited tears and taut replies from the world-famous double amputee, who insists he and the 29-year-old model were in a loving relationship.
Mr Nel also complained that Pistorius was being evasive and challenged him: ‘Today I pick up you’re not sure about things, is anything wrong?’ Nel asked. ‘You’re fine?’
Pistorius grew increasingly restless during the morning, wiping his face, pinching the bridge of his nose and clenching his jaw.

Later, Mr Nel accused Pistorius of being a stickler for detail on some matters, in contrast to his frequent statements in court that he could not remember aspects of his evidence.
Mr Nel noted that Pistorius earlier said he warned Ms Steenkamp to call police about an intruder in a whisper, contradicting later evidence that he spoke in a ‘low tone’.

The prosecutor also said blood spatter evidence indicated that the athlete’s statement about the location of a duvet in the bedroom was false.
Pistorius has said the duvet was on the bed and that police photographs of the bed cover on the floor suggest that police moved it there after the shooting.
Mr Nel said a pattern of blood drops on the duvet and on the carpet nearby show that it was on the floor before police arrived, and that its location amounts to evidence that the couple had been having an argument.

The prosecutor also alleged that Miss Steenkamp was in the process of getting dressed in the midst of the night-time argument and wanted to leave Pistorius’s house shortly before the shooting.

A pair of jeans strewn on the bedroom floor showed Miss Steenkamp was putting them on, Mr Nel said, and contrasted with her character as a neat person who would not leave clothes lying around.
Pistorius responded that Miss Steenkamp was neat, but he said the jeans were inside out and therefore showed that Miss Steenkamp had not been in the process of donning them.

Mr Nel also questioned why the athlete did not give fuller details of his account in his bail statement last February, days after he killed Miss Steenkamp.

Pistorius had said then that there was a noise from the bathroom that caused him to think that people had broken into his house, but did not explain until later that it was the bathroom window sliding across and slamming against the frame.

The athlete said on Monday that he was on medication and traumatised while in a jail cell at the time of his bail statement, which could account for any discrepancies with his later evidence.
Mr Nel also said it was improbable that, in Pistorius’s story, Miss Steenkamp did not ask him why he was getting out of bed in the middle of the night to retrieve fans from the edge of the balcony.

Culled from UK Daily Mail

Motivational blogger Karyn Washington commits suicide, aged 22


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Karyn Washington, the young beautiful lady who founded the blog For Brown Girls has committed suicide. Karyn killed herself at her home on April 8th. She was just 22.

Her friends say the popular blogger, who founded the blog three years ago to ‘celebrate the beauty of dark skin while combatting colorism and promoting self love’, suffered from depression and mental illness for many months before taking her life. Friends say the depression started after she lost her mum to cancer in 2013.

Karyn, who motivated thousands everyday through her blog, never shared her problems with her fans and readers, who were most shocked when news of her death hit headlines.

Blogger Ty Alexander wrote on his blog

“I wanna pout for a few minutes. I wanna bubble-snot cry. I wish someone had told Karyn Washington that she didn’t have to be strong. She didn’t have to hold the world’s glaring eyes on her shoulders. That asking for help was ok. No matter how you ask for it, it’s ok. People say all the time, You’re so strong! That’s so far from the truth. I AM WEAK!!! I think that’s what has gotten me through. I don’t judge myself for bursting into tears in the middle of a meeting. I don’t judge myself for eating the entire pint of butter pecan ice cream (although I just signed up for Crunch)! And I cannot judge myself for not being able to save Karyn.”

Karyn spread words of hope to thousands of women everyday. Messages such as this one, which she shared last year while watching her mother deteriorate from cancer:

“I am empowered by other strong women and girls. Even by those who don’t necessarily know they are inspiring. Women who are doing what they can to uplift others around them and make a difference in their community motivate me to do the same. I think it is so important for women no matter what complexion, race, or religious background to be united in making sure our voices are heard — that we are being leaders and positive role models to the younger generation.”

May her soul rest in peace, Amen.

Source: LIB

PDP blames APC for Nyanya bomb attack, releases statement


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And now we are playing blame games. In statement signed this afternoon by PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, the party condemned today’s Nyanya bombing describing it as barbaric and extremely wicked and maintaining that it was politically motivated. They called APC out! So wait, politicians are playing games with people’s lives? Read statement below…

“The PDP weeps. We are indeed grief-stricken. Our hearts go out to the bereaved, especially those who have been orphaned and widowed and those now deprived of their bread winners by this evil act. We share in their pain, their anguish and their loss and pray that those behind their grief must not escape justice,” the party said.

“We stand by our earlier statements that these attacks on our people are politically motivated by unpatriotic persons, especially those in the APC, who have been making utterances and comments, promoting violence and blood-letting as a means of achieving political control.” Continue…

“Nigerians are also aware of utterances by certain APC governors which have been aimed at undermining our security forces and emboldening insurgents against the people.

“Those who have been promoting violence through their utterances can now see the monster they have created. They can now see the end product of their comments; a country flowing daily with the blood of the innocent.

The question is; how do they feel when they see the mangled and blood-soaked bodies of their victims? How do they feel when they hear the voices of the dying and the injured?

“Of course they feel nothing. Their hearts have been hardened and they are embittered by the fact that they have been rejected by the people. They are bitter because the people have chosen to rally round the government they love and voted for; but must they chose the path of violence and bloodletting as a response to the wishes and aspiration of the people.

Urging all well meaning Nigerians to stand up and join President Goodluck Jonathan in his untiring efforts to check terrorism in the country, the PDP caution those fueling the attacks to retrace their steps, rid themselves of bitterness and desperation and seek forgiveness from God.

The party, in solidarity with the people also shelved all official engagements while praying God to grant the bereaved the fortitude to bear the loss.

Pakistani Man Arrested For Allegedly Eating Corpse Of Baby


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A Pakistani man was arrested on suspicion of cannibalism when the head of a newborn baby was found at his home — three years after he was jailed for the same offence.

Police raided the house in a remote village in Punjab province after neighbours complained of a foul smell and found the head of the two-day-old baby inside.

Householder Mohammad Arif admitted eating the child after his brother stole the body from a graveyard in
Darya Khan village, around 300 kilometres south of Islamabad, officers said.Arif and his brother Farman Ali were arrested for eating human corpses in the same village in April 2011 and served two years in prison, in a case that shocked Pakistan.

“Arif has been arrested and he has confessed that his brother brought the dead body of the newborn from the nearby graveyard,” said Ameer Abdullah, police chief of Bhakkar district where the village is located.

“Arif told police that both of them later cooked the dead body and ate it.”

There is no specific law against cannibalism in Pakistan’s penal code, so as in the 2011 case Arif has been charged with desecrating a dead body and public order offences.

In the earlier case police found the body of a 24-year-old woman who had recently died of cancer at the men’s house — minus a leg, which they had eaten.

A hunt is under way to find Ali, Abdullah said, while Arif will undergo psychiatric tests.

Zafar Iqbal, a police official in Darya Khan police station, where Arif is being held, said that the men’s wives and family members had left them some years ago and both were living in the house in isolation.

“The neighbours complained to police of a foul stench and police raided the house immediately. We arrested him after discovering a head of a baby. Arif has admitted his crime,” Mr Iqbal said

Insecurity: FG Has Run Out Of Ideas – APC Govs


APC CHIEFTAINSComing on the heels of yesterday’s bomb blast in Nyanya, which left no fewer than 71 persons dead and over 124 others injured, the All Progressives Congress, APC governors reviewed the security situation in the country and concluded that the Federal Government had run out of ideas on how best to checkmate terrorists and other criminals.

The governors, under the aegis of Progressive Governors Forum, PGF, while commiserating with families of victims of the blast, regretted that the death of innocent Nigerians had become a daily occurrence with little respite.

The statement, which was released by the Chairman of the Forum and governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, noted with concern that no fewer than 1000 innocent Nigerians had been killed in the last two weeks.

The PGF also commiserated with the parents and families of the candidates, who were killed while trying to sit for the JAMB examinations in Maiduguri, Borno State, weekend.

The PGF said the tragic deaths indicated a major failure on the part of the Federal Government.

The PGF said: “As if failing to tackle the Boko Haram insurgency is not bad enough, the security situation has deteriorated to a level where so-called gunmen are now on the rampage across Nigeria, killing and maiming at will with no response from our poorly equipped and informed security operatives.

“Is it too much for government to, at the very least, identify the perpetrators of these terrible crimes?”

Five Suspected Kidnappers Of Edwin Clark’s Son Remanded In Prison


Clarks-sonThe Delta State Police Command on Tuesday arraigned five persons allegedly involved in the abduction of Ebikeme Clark, son of Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Clark.

The accused were arraigned on a two count charge of conspiracy and kidnap.

However, their plea was not taken as the case was adjourned to May 27 for further hearing.

The five were remanded at Ogwashi-Ukwu prison.

Wizkid’s Ex Girlfriend Tania Still Having Fun On The Social Scene With Davido, Iyanya, Others – Photos


Wizkid’s ex-girlfriend, Tania Omotayo is not doing badly for herself in the entertainment industry as she is still attending events and on the social scene without Wizkid. The hottie returned to Nigeria after graduating from college. She styles Emma Nyra, of MADE men record label and owns her own boutique.

She was also one of the judges  for the next host of MTN’s Yello morning drive show

See some photos of her outings with, Emma Nyra, Iyanya ,Olamide,Davido, Praise.

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Naeto C And Wife, Nicole Expecting Second Child


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Famous Nigerian rapper — Naeto C, who is currently chasing a PhD after getting a Masters degree is going to be a father again.

The cute couple, who got married in 2012 and welcomed a baby boy last year, are expecting another baby and are said to be very much excited.

Congrats to them!

Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea And Rita Ora Attend MTV Movie Awards


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The ladies came out to play at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards in L.A. on Sunday.

Before she hit the stage with Eminem to perform “The Monster,” Rihanna walked the red carpet in a Ulyana Sergeenko bustier and robe, completing her all-white look with Manolo Blahnik heels.

Rita Ora got dressed up in a busty black Barbara Casasola gown, and helped undress Hollywood hunk Zac Efron while presenting with Jessica Alba.

Showing off her curves in a skintight Alexander McQueen dress, Nicki Minaj presented the award for Best Male alongside her sexy co-stars from The Other Woman including Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton.

“So blessed to have shot a movie with these amazing women,” said Nicki. “They’re funny as fuq behind the scenes.”

Iggy Azalea rocked a John Galliano dress and wedges while introducing a performance from Ellie Goulding and Zedd.

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Chiwetel Ejiofor Says He’s ‘Not Originally’ From Nigeria


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Oscar Award nominee, Chiwetel Ejiofor, has cleared the air about his nationality.

During a media parley held on Friday, April 11, 2014, at the Wheatbaker Hotel in preparation for the premiere of the Half of A Yellow Sun movie, he explained why he claimed to be originally from London while on the Ellen Degeneres show.

According to him, it was because it (London) is his place of birth and not because he wanted to dissociate himself from Nigeria.

‘I was trying to give a honest answer about where I was born and so I said London, which was where I was born. To me, it was a surprising reaction that people then concluded that I was saying I did not identify as a Nigerian. I’m Nigerian-British but if you ask me where I was born or where I am originally from, I can’t say Enugu because I wasn’t born there‘, he said.

He was joined by other Nigerian actors including OC Ukeje, Gloria Young for the premiere of the movie at the Silverbird Cinemas, Lagos, on Saturday April 12.

Pistorius “Heartbroken” at Seeing Steenkamp Body- Report


South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has told his murder trial he was “heartbroken” when he saw the body of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

“I crouched down over her… and I checked to see if she was breathing or if she had a pulse,” he said.

The prosecution has now finished five days of gruelling cross-examination, which has seen the athlete break down on several occasions.

Before his cross-examination ended, the court was shown a photograph of the toilet covered in blood where Ms Steenkamp was shot in February 2013.

Oscar Pistorius Breaks Down in Court During Trial.

Mr Pistorius, 27, said that after shooting through the toilet door at what he thought were intruders, he realised he may have mistakenly killed his girlfriend, a 29-year-old model and law graduate.

He said he tried to break down the door with his shoulder, before using a cricket bat, all the time screaming in panic.

But the double-amputee sprinter said he stopped screaming when he finally opened the door and saw the body.

When asked why, he replied, his voice trembling with emotion: “I was heartbroken… overcome with sadness.”

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said the athlete had deliberately killed his girlfriend following an argument.

“You fired four shots through the door whilst knowing that she was standing behind the door. She was locked into the bathroom and you armed yourself with the sole purpose of shooting and killing her,” he said.

Mr Pistorius replied: “That is not true.”

He has argued he mistook her for an intruder. The athlete dubbed the ‘Blade Runner’ faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted of premeditated murder.

Beverly Osu Gets New Endorsement With Ivie Hair As Brand Ambassador


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Beverly Osu has been known mostly for her stay in the 2013 Big Brother Africa house and the many controversies that ensued, but 21-year-old Beverly Osu is actually doing well for herself as she bags a new deal with Ivie Hair.

The model-vixen recently put up one of the promotional pictures on Instagram with the caption: ’New face of ivie hair..No dulling …thanking God for blessings and grace..Beverly Osu the mannequin, black diamond with a brain. Skinny but no pushover, might seem benign but larger than life. I don’t demand respect, I command it. I don’t read the news, I make it.’

This is Osu’s second deal with a fashion and cosmetics brand as she was recently made the face of Prestige Cosmetics Nigeria.

Niger Govt. Uncovers 7,000 Ghost Students On Payroll Of Scholarship Board


gov Muazu Babangida AliyuThe Niger Government said it uncovered 7,000 ghost students on the payroll of its scholarship board.

The Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Dr Mohammad Nuhu, who made this known to newsmen in Minna on Monday, said the discoveries were made during a verification exercise.

Nuhu said the discovery had saved government over N125 million, noting that the achievement was as a result of the introduction of a scratch card issued to all scholarship beneficiaries.

He, however, wondered how students were able to beat the security of various universities to fill registers made for eligible scholarship’s beneficiaries on government request with fictitious names.

The commissioner said from now on scholarship applicants must register online for the award via the ministry’s website currently in the making.

According to him, the system is designed with advance features that will prevent any applicant from registering twice and can also detect fake applicants.

Nuhu said the ministry was committed to payment of scholarship, saying N704 million was paid to 58,000 students, covering 2011, 2012 and 2013 academic sessions.

He said arrangements had been concluded for the payment of the 2014 academic session’s scholarship of N94 million for 9,000 students in various institutions nationwide.  (NAN

Ogun PDP Faction Loyal To Obasanjo Affirm Support For Jonathan, Mu’azu


Goodluck-Jonathan-and-ObasanjoA faction of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ogun State known to be loyalists of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday said it has set up a reconciliation committee to meet with the other factions of the party in the state and submit its report to the leadership in one week time.

This was made known by a former state chairman of the party, Joju Fadairo, who led the team, known as mainstream PDP, at a press conference held in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

Fadairo also debunked the insinuation that his group had defected to the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, saying they were yet to get such a directive from the former president.

However, some loyalists of the former president, including the former state chairman of his faction of the party, Oladipo Odujinrin, and sacked PDP National Auditor, Bode Mustapha, recently defected to the APC. They have also taken part in several functions of their new party.

Mr. Fadairo, however, said selected leaders of the party met and resolved to remain in the PDP. He expressed confidence that all the factions of the party would work together to ensure the success of the party in the state in the 2015 elections.

“You’ll have heard that they said the mainstream people who are in baba’s (Obasanjo) camp had gone to APC. We have not gone to APC. Baba did not say go to APC. Baba is in PDP and we want to disabuse the minds of the people who are saying people who are with Obasanjo mainstream have gone to APC. That is the essence of this meeting.

“All our members are here, those who have defected, I don’t know about them. We are adults and this is a democracy and anybody who wants to pitch camp with any party should do so. But for clarity purpose, we called this meeting and we are saying we in mainstream are still in the PDP. We have said that there is a committee that is set up so that we can talk to all concerned and make our party solid”.

The PDP chieftain said his group resolved to “ensure that all factions of the party in the state should fuse together for strength. Therefore, we request the national body of our party to intervene and do the needful.

“A reconciliation committee to work with the other factions was set up and will work immediately and report back to the house within the next seven days.

“We affirm our unflinching support for the leadership of our party in person of Alhaji Muazu and President Ebele Goodluck Jonathan, GCFR.

“We also affirm that we remain in PDP and will continue to work for the unity and success of the party come 2015”, he said.

Timaya Reveals Why Education is Not for Him: “I Scored 17 in JAMB”


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Nigerian superstar singer — Timaya has revealed why he be believes school was never meant for him.

Although he says education is not for him, Nigerian music star Timaya is advising youths who have passion for it, to stay in school.

At the Star Music Trek held on Saturday 12th April 2014 in Uyo, Akwa Ibom, Egberi Papa 1 of Bayelsa shares his grass to grace story.

“Education is not for me”, he said. “It is important, yes, but not for me”.

“I scored 17 in JAMB. That’s when I gave up. I don’t have the brain for education but for those of you who do, please do it, it’s good.” he said.

Nigerian Video Director, Sesan Ogunro Shoots Video For French Montana


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Top Nigerian film/music video director — Sesan Ogunro who has been the mastermind behind most of the hottest music videos in Nigerian has reached another milestone.

Sesan is currently directing the video for one of French Montana’s yet to be released songs in Los Angeles, California.

He shared pictures from the set with French Montana, who is reportedly dating Khloe Kardashian.

Laide Bakare’s Ex- Husband Blasts Her Over New Husband’s Fraud Case + More Journalists Dig Into The Matter As MTN Confirms He Is Wanted


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Laide Bakare’s ex-husband, Olumide Okufulure who dragged Laide’s new born child with her present husband has said she is just starting and the wrath of God will soon fall on her.
When asked in a new interview how he feels about Laide’s present condition and how her husband is wanted by EFCC, he said: - she is such a wicked person and she should expect more. 
By the way some journalists have, made further investigations into the fraud case of Alhaji Mutairu Orilowo (Laide’s present husband) when he issued a press statement few days ago that he was not wanted by EFCC and they are only trying to drag his name in the mud, alleging he will be suing them soon.
Apparently, most of what he said turned out to be a ‘lie’, when a journalist with E24-7 magazine made more investigation into the matter.
What Her Ex, Told The Magazine
You see, Laide has just started. She hasn’t even reached where she’s going. She will soon leave this Alhaji because she likes a comfortable place. I heard she claims that I don’t have money. Now she’s where she can get money. When I met her, she was driving a Celica. I bought her a 2 million Chrysler car. When she had our child, I bought a first-class ticket for her to bring our baby. I later bought Infinity Jeep that she gave her younger sibling.  When she was about to marry me, it was the money she saw. When she came to America, I bought her a 4matic Benz. Laide isn’t a good person, she is yet to see God’s wrath.”

 

From E24-7 Magazine

‘Catch me if you can’   seems to be the song on the lips of Alhaji Atanda Mutairu Babatunde Orilowo,
 popularly known as ATM, declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in connection with a case of criminal conspiracy, obtaining money under false pretences and stealing, as E24-7 magazine’s checks revealed ugly and shocking details of the N2.5 billion naira scam involved.
 
Mutairu, 47, and 5’7 feet tall, E24-7 magazine checks revealed, allegedly connived with two past executives of MTN’s Employee Multipurpose  Cooperative Society, namely,  Victor Akintunde and Gani Mustapha to defraud members having been  contacted   by the legal department of the telecommunications company to stop with further notice the purchase of 13 hectares of land, out of which 5hectares Orilowo bought from his family, BabaEgbe  had issues.
 
To the dismay of the department, Victor Akintunde  ignored the caveat, made another payment of N40million after the initial N10m totaling N50m, being part payment without approval or any formal documentation from Orilowo’s Primavera Company. Again, the two former excos on their own transferred the sum of N990million to Primavera to purchase the 13hectares in Okun Aja area of Lagos.
The MTN Employee Multipurpose Cooperative Society’s executive had on their own approached Orilowo, a land speculator to purchase for them the 321 plots for the proposed Y’ello Estate. Within 2006 and 2009, checks revealed, the two executives acting on their own authorized the transfer of almost N700million to Orilowo’s company, Primavera.
 
 While another purchase of  the 26hectares of land belonged to the Jagun Opolu family, Orilowo gave MEMCOS the impression that it was his property. Findings showed that while he was paid N700million by MEMCOS, for the land, assumed to be his own, he paid the representative of the family he bought it from, one Atiku, the sum of N200million. Atiku eventually paid the family N36million.  In 2010, the Jagun Opolu family got wind of the fact that Primavera was not remitting to them accordingly, they wrote MEMCOS to pay them directly henceforth.
 
Within members, undue delay led to agitations and many acts of financial misappropriation started to unfold. The 26hectares from the Jagun Opolu family initially put at N963million, it was found N863million was paid. To save face, the disgraced exco, ran to the Jagun Opolu family to raise a fictitious document that the hectares of land was sold at N1.4bn with MEMCOS yet to pay the balance. Other financial discrepancies  were found in the claim to obtain title deeds, September 22, 2008,  an additional N290 paid after the  initial N990m),   tax clearance for  land owners, Zenith Bank’s N120m cheque issued to Primavera on 23rd January, 2009  whereas N9million was initially  paid to Lagos State Government for tax clearance. Another bogus payment was found 23 July 2008 when N310m Zenith Bank’s cheque was issued to Primavera by the past executives and only the sum of N76m was paid to LASG to process the land documents.
 
Apparently dissatisfied with the whole process, the new excos of MEMCOS advertised the contract, calling companies to   tender their bids. A new company, Trioteknix got the job and several clogs have been thrown into their steps to execute the project since 2011. As at April 2014, thousands of staffers of MTN who are members of MEMCOS don’t know their fate,   six years after the promise to deliver the housing project in 24months.  Triotekniks, the new contractor is battling with waterlogged land to be sandfilled and undue interference from the land prospectors and a law suit.
 
Orilowo who was later dragged to EFCC, and interrogated suddenly disappeared and consequently, he was declared wanted. Notice of his arrest was issued and advertised in a national daily and on the financial crime commission’s website as at the time of filing this report. He was widely reported to have absconded. Last week, the property merchant through his reps issued a statement that refuted the claim by EFCC that he was on the run.  He accused top MTN’s staffer of attempt to hijack the project because he was the only one handling it. Throwing her support behind her husband, Laide Bakare said: “False allegations. Okun Aja is not far. You  can visit the Y’ellow Estate and my husband has done it for them. He also has a judgement against MTN people in court. My husband has fully delivered the job and they must pay him.”
 
But in  a swift reaction, Mrs. Funmilayo Mustapha,  a General Manager with MTN and an executive member of MEMCOS insisted that  Primavera’s Mutairu in connivance  with  Victor Akintunde and Gani Mustapha,  defrauded the Cooperative Society of  about  “N2.5billion which we have every evidence to prove it  already with EFCC. We are in the court and they are already arraigned, Primavera, that is Alhaji Mutairu has already absconded and the court has  given a bench warrant to get him arrested anywhere he is seen.
 
On Mutairu’s claim that some top staffs of MTN wanted to hijack the project, she said, “MTN is different from MEMCOS. MTN has no relationship with Primavera or Mutairu.  No, there is no top staff that wanted to hijack. He defrauded and I am a General Manager in MTN and the reason why I came into this is to take back the money of low level staffs, because low level staff, middle-level staffs they contributed into this, even their families and friends contributed into this and by that fact there is no top management staff that wanted to hijack, they wanted transparency, that was the reason why they said he should stop because there was no written contract agreement between MEMCOS and Primavera. They had the intention of defrauding, Primavera, Victor Akintunde, Gani Mustapha and Alhaji Mutairu they all had the intention of defrauding members of MTN’s Cooperative by not giving them houses. N2.5b has been contributed.
 
 
Asked if those past executives are still in the employment of MTN, she said: “No, they are not, MTN disengaged with them because we never believed in people who lack integrity; the watchword of MTN is integrity, so whenever we discover that your integrity is impaired no matter how little, we have to disengage with you. MTN disengaged with them since December  2012,” she said.

14-Year Old Dutch Girl Lands Herself In Trouble After Tweeting Apparent Terror Threat To American Airlines


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A 14-year-old Dutch girl that tweeted a terrorist threat to American Airlines yesterday on twitter has been arrested in Rotterdam, Netherlands, police have confirmed.
The girl tweeted at the airlines saying; “Hello, my name is Ibrahim and I am from Afghanistan. I am part of Al Qaeda and on June 1 I am gonna do something really big bye.”
American Airlines who were fast to reply her also tweeted at her saying: - “Sarah, we take these threats very seriously. Your IP address and details will be forwarded to security and the FBI.”

Sarah who said she was joking then tweeted saying. ‘I’m so stupid I’m scared, IM CRYING’ And also went further to compose more tweets such as: -

I need a lawyer. Any lawyers on here?—
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Omg someone’s knocking on the door. Maybe it’s the FBI omgg—
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At least I have something to tell at school tomorrow lol—
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It was my friend not me—
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Why would I blow up one of your planes, I have my own jet @AmericanAir—
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Her account has since been suspended and she is currently been investigated. American Airlines in a press statement also said; they are very concerned about the safety of their passengers and crew members and take security matters very seriously.

John Utaka Tips Eagles for History in Brazil- Report


Sivasspor Nigerian forward John Utaka has backed the African champions to make history and become the first blcak nation to win the World Cup in Brazil.

In an EXCLUSIVE interview with African Football, Utaka says he will be “disappointed” not to make coach Stephen Keshi’s squad for Brazil.

“I’m still available to play for Nigeria. I will be disappointed not to play at the World Cup, but I will hold no grudges if I do not,” the 32-year-old, who played for the Super Eagles at the 2002 and 2010 tournament said.

John Utaka Says He Will Be Disappointed Not to Play a Role for the Super Eagles in Brazil.

The former Portsmouth of England winger believes the Eagles will go far in Brazil.

“The team did well to win the Africa Cup of Nations and they will do well at the World Cup also,” he added.

“They could reach the semi-final and even win the World Cup. We have won the Olympics, why not the World Cup now?

“We have to be optimistic and push forward.

“We were not rated to win the 1996 Olympics, but we did, beating the likes of Brazil and Argentina on the way.”

Utaka have scored thrice since returning from injury, including the match winner against Turkish Super Lig leaders Galatasaray last weekend.

Rapper Eva Tells How She Got Rid Of Her Acne 6 Years After Battling Them + Photo Proof


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Her face is so spotless now that you won’t have ever believed she went through what you see above.

The rapper in a step by step explanation revealed how she won a 6-year battle against acne on her face.

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Isn’t it sweet that after so many months, that’d would be 6 years of battling severe Acne, i am suddenlygetting great compliments on my skin? Who would have thought! Now i get the “Oh you are so fine”   “Chai, God took his time to make you sha”   “You are the girl i have been searching for” – Na so. Thank you gbogboyin! LOL.

 
It would be really a waste of an experience for me to have gone through battling Acne and bad skin, finally getting through it and not be able to share it with you – Whoever you are, dealing with your acne issues one new product off the shelf at a time. I just want you to know, i have been there, done that, Look at me now! I may be clueless as to how severe your Acne is or isn’t, but as you can see from my progress photos, i battled with really severe acne. Continue after the cut.

Goodness me, i literally could not step out of my house! I was home bound for weeks on end, forming “I’m an introvert, i don’t go out much”, when deep down inside i was in so much pain and stress, which obviously helped a few more zits pop out of every free corner of my face. No matter how hard i tried, i just couldn’t get it off my face.

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Sorry for the not-so-clear before photos. We never get money buy iphone that year. hehehe
Bottle after bottle of toners and astringents, pills, dark bitter concoctions, soaps, creams of varying names and packet design, not to mention an ailing bank account that was deteriorating rapidly from my weekly experimental expenditures on the next big thing promising to clear my face. I bought every soap, every cream, every toner, the big brands, the small brands, the DIY Home made recipes, Chemical peels, the ‘bury your head in a bowl of hot water, wrap a towel around your head and cook your face’ therapy, ‘First urine of the day as a toner’ therapy, Facials and Facials and even more facials, all to no avail. It even seemed at some point that my face would get better and then all of a sudden get even worse again.
 
Plus It almost seems like every one you know suddenly becomes a skincare specialist when you have acne. 
 
“Ha, oma se ooooh! Who do you this kine strong tin na?”
 
“Why don’t you try this and that product”
 
“You should drink your urine, it would cleanse the toxins from your system”
 
“Use the first instance of your next period as a toner, it has nutrients that will clear it.”
 
I kid you not, i got all of these and more.  If you haven’t gotten these kinds of attention before, then E be like your face never jam better pimples.  LOL. And in all this time of worrying about myself and locking myself indoors, what did i do about my Acne? That question should be more like “What didn’t i do?”
 
Ok now lets get real. The bigger question now would probably be “How did i do it? How did i get my skin so clear of Acne?” Truth is you might even be asking these questions now, without asking How long it took. That’s what happens with Acne, or any skin issue for that matter. We want it off now now. Unfortunately, the bad news is, It is not going to just up and leave your face like a visitor who came for lunch. As a matter of fact the more you worry about it, and disturb your face on and on about it, the more it lingers. So the first tip i am going to give you,’
 
1. Worry Less
As much as you are going to care for your skin with hopes of getting better, you also need not worry about it so much. I didn’t notice any huge improvement on my face until i began to let it be.
 
2. Ditch the Astringents and Alcohol. Use an organic toner
This worked for me amazingly. As soon as i stopped the constant swirling of an alcohol infused cotton ball around my Acne eroded skin, i noticed a dramatic improvement with my skin. I haven’t bought or used Acne clearing astringents in the past 3 years and i am the happier for it. Pure rose water should do you just fine.
What i use: A mix of Vitamin C serum in my Rose water. Vitamin C serum helps renew dead surface cells and fades dark spots left by Acne.
 
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Our skin has the unique ability to renew itself over time, replacing dead skin cells of the surface/epidermis. This is totally dependent on the activity of the epidermal stem cells. And you have the power to increase the efficiency of this process or cause a major decline, depending on what you apply topically and what you feed your body. Which brings me to food!
 
3. Change your diet. Or improve it.
foods for acne photo Instead of investing your hard earned money on drugs and skin care products over and over, how about adding fruits and vegetables to your diet.  The good news is that the foods that happen to be good for your skin are also good for your overall health. What i noticed was a huge change in the feel of my skin one particular week when i decided to increase my intake of Oranges and Citrus fruits. My skin felt smoother and seemed to glow, which was weird for me as i always had to wear foundation to get that before.
 
Vitamin E is also very vital for the overall health of your skin and since the human body cannot produce Vitamin E naturally it should essentially be consumed from external sources.
 
What you need: A diet rich in Antioxidants, this means More Vitamins, A, C and E and Omega -3:  oranges, grapefruit, papayas,carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, strawberries, kiwis, red and green peppers, tomatoes, vegetables, broccoli, mangoes, oranges, Brussels sprouts, Nuts, fish oil.
 
4. Water
Water should become your best friend if it isn’t already. 8 glasses of water a day. I beg you to try this strictly for 1 week and see what difference you experience on your skin. It would help to flush toxins out and even do your kidneys and liver a favor. And when those babies are working smoothly, guess what happens on the surface? Your skin would literally smile! That’s when you notice a glow that you didn’t think was there before.
 
What i do: 1 glass + 2 limes or 1 lemon first thing in the morning and last thing before i go to bed. In between 6 other glasses of water.
 
5. Enough with the Scrubbing!!
Scrub your face morning, scrub again at night, wake up tomorrow and do it all over again like say i nor get work. Seriously, Stop. You are doing more harm than good by scrubbing and scrubbing ever so often. Your face needs time to heal, it needs time to renew itself. The more you scrub the more your pores stay open, increasing your risk of sunburns and more zits developing into spots held tightly together creating little communities and townships on your skin. I recommend a light touch exfoliation once a week and see how you can improve from there to twice a week.
 
What i do: I use Honey + Sugar or Sheabutter + Sugar for exfoliating my skin
 
6. Cleansing
You should always cleanse or wash your facial skin with a soft touch. All that gra-gra washing doesn’t necessarily mean you are going to rinse off and have the acne falling to the floor. You are doing more harm than good to your skin.
What i use: The good ol’ African black soap never seems to tire me. Whether you get your soap from Lagos or Ghana, if it is traditionally made, it becomes my best friend. I do a mix of Black soap, Honey and Lemon till it becomes a sort of washing liquid. No water. Your honey and Lemons would be just enough to liquefy 
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7. Sunscreen
Acne makes your skin even more susceptible to sun burns which it why it seems the spots get darker and darker no matter how hard you try. You should be wearing sun screen on a daily basis to prevent more damage. Choose a sunscreen with SPF 30 and higher.
 
8. Less Makeup
This is a no brainer really. You want to minimize your use of makeup as much as you can till your skin is in a better condition. Makeup clogs your pores and make it even difficult for your skin to breathe, let alone smile. Plus we both know you would be needing a hell lot of product to cover those zits up. So please bare for a while, do without it when you can. Your skin smiling days are only weeks ahead trust me. And if you do wear makeup, ensure to take it all off before going to bed.
 
9. It gets better with time!
This is so true, well depending on how early you stop worrying so much about your skin. I used to have 4 big zits appear on my forehead and chin as soon as the monthly came knocking. Infact i stopped checking my calendar and started telling it was time just by the acne popping out. Now, i don’t even get them anymore. Not one pimple! My Mom says my body grew out of it, and my hormones balanced out with age and i would like to believe that.
However depending on genetics and other hormonal factors this would likely vary from person to person.
 
10. Believe
As queer as this sounds, it is probably the best tip i would be giving you. Just believing that your skin would clear up in no time is enough to calm your nerves, have the good vibes flowing, have your heart pumping nicely and reducing stress, and in all reflecting improvement on the surface. So be calm, sincerely believe that your skin is going to get better and begin to imagine all the beautiful pictures you’d soon be showing off of your Acne-less skin.
 
There you have it guys! I do hope this has helped you in some way. My skin isn’t perfect yet, a couple of fading spots here and there but i can sha waka without Makeup now and not worry about people looking at me funny.  LOL.
 
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Yinka Ayefele’s Felele Mansion On Fire


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Famous physically challenged gospel singer — Yinka Ayefele, has encountered some difficulties lately.

The veteran Nigerian gospel singer got some bad news as reports say his mansion is on fire.

Sources haven’t disclosed what caused the fire, but the pictures are everywhere and been broadcasted on blackberry phones everywhere.

We hope they put out the fire soon.

Boko Haram Allegedly Abducts 200 Schoolgirls In Borno


boko-haram-groupScores of girls have been abducted in an attack on a school in North-East Nigeria, parents say.

Gunmen reportedly arrived at the school in Chibok, Borno State, late last night, and ordered the hostel’s teenage residents on to four lorries.

Parents told the BBC’s Hausa service that at least 200 girls had been abducted. The attackers are thought to be from the Islamist group, Boko Haram.

On Monday, bombings blamed on the group killed more than 70 people in Abuja.

Speaking after the latest attack, a student, who did not wish to be named, told the BBC that she had escaped after seeing her classmates jumping out of the back of a lorry

Heartbreaking: ‘Our future is gone’ – Father Who Lost Teenage Son In #AbujaBombBlast


For the family of Mr. James Udei, a retired civil servant, who lost a son in the bombing of the Nyanya Bus Park, the tears won’t stop so soon. They are grief stricken at the death of their son, Emmanuel, in the attack.

 

Yesterday had started just like any other day for Udei, but the event that happened a few hours later has altered their lives forever. For a household made up of Udei, his wife, Angela, Emmanuel, and daughter, Victoria, the week had seemingly begun on a good note, so they had thought when they woke up in the morning to prepare for a new day.

But all that was to change when the family heard of the bomb blast and embarked on a journey in search of Emmanuel. Their search for their first son had taken them to the Maitama General Hospital where they finally found his mangled body, torn apart by the bomb.

At the hospital, Emma’s mother, a woman in her early 50s, wailed excruciatingly.

“Oh Emma, my first son, my first son, oh Emma, Emma has gone, Emma is finished. Emma don go o. Oh Jesus. I called his number, his number was deceiving me that it is not reachable,” Mrs. Udei screamed in agony.

Her husband told THISDAY that he had told him to wait for him so that he could join him in the trip to town, but he chose to go to the park to take a bus.

The grieving father, a retiree of  the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who now works as a driver, said the loss of his son was unbearable.
“A boy of 19 years, whom we used to boast of as our future, is now gone. Oh we are finished,” he said.

He explained that Emma was a painter, who was hardworking and very committed to his job. The family lived in Ado in Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State

Competence, Not Prayer Will Solve Nigeria’s Problems – Wole Soyinka


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Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, Monday said the security challenges facing the country cannot be solved by prayers, but  competence.

 

Soyinka, who was a keynote speaker in Osogbo the Osun State capital, at a colloquium with the theme: ‘Fundamental Imperatives of Cohabitation, Faith and Secularism,’ organised by Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding (CBCIU) in Osogbo,  added that he received with shock the news of Nyanya Motor Park bombing, calling for a frank talk among stakeholders in the affairs of the country to end the spate of bombings.

Making reference to a report in a newspaper recently credited to him that the nation’s security challenges can be resolved through prayers, Soyinka noted that Boko Haram insurgency should not be mistaken for a religious war, insisting that prayers alone cannot end the crises.

According to him, “I have never said prayer can help resolve the security challenges facing Nigeria. I believe the situation must be tackled without partisanship and all these uninformed comments cannot help the situation. We should wake up to the reality, Nigeria is in war and only competence can solve the problem, not prayers,” Soyinka said.

He said the country is in need of competent leaders with capacity to deal with the situation without partisanship and suggested that learning from the history of nations that had faced similar situations can help Nigeria survived her present challenges.

He decried what he called “spiritual contempt” by both Christians and Muslims, whom he accused of hurling abuses at the adherents of traditional religion. He also accused them of exhibiting high degree of intolerance within themselves and to other religious beliefs.

While calling for the teaching of comparative religion studies at primary and secondary school levels, the Chairman of Osogbo Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding, who is the convener of the colloquium, warned against preaching religious intolerance to the younger generation.

The renowned scholar contended that the almajiris, whom he called “foot soldiers” of the Boko Haram had their minds poisoned at an early stage.

He said the seed sown long time ago was responsible for the crises ravaging the country presently.

Pictured! Police Arrest Twins For Robbery, Burglary In Lagos


The Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Lagos has arrested a set of identical twins for robbing a factory belonging to Reckitt Benckiser, producers of Dettol.Police authorities told Punch Metro that the duo, Taiye and Kehinde Balogun, were welders and were hired by a robbery gang to break into the firm’s warehouse in May last year. The robbery gang, it was learnt, robbed the company of soap noodles and chemicals worth N17m.It was learnt that after the robbery, SARS detectives launched an investigation into the case and the prime suspects were arrested in February.

The suspects were said to have implicated the twins who were subsequently arrested.The twins, who are both 27-years-old, told Punch Metro that they were not aware that they were being hired for a robbery operation.Kehinde said, “Around May last year, we were called by one guy known as Yankee who lives near our workshop in Agbara. He took us to meet one Deji.“Deji claimed to be a storekeeper at the factory, saying he had misplaced his key. He took us to the warehouse and said we should break the locks open.“After breaking the locks, they told us to help them load the chemicals into some trucks. They said they were under instructions to transfer the cartons to another warehouse.“After helping them load the goods, we were given N10,000 each.”Detectives, however, told Punch Metro that investigations revealed that the twins were aware that they were engaged in a robbery operation.Other suspects arrested along with the twins said the twins had been informed of the operation beforehand.A policeman said, “When we made initial arrest, the twins claimed they were pawns in the operation and knew little, but when we interrogated the other suspects, they said the twins were just as guilty.“One of the suspects told us that initially, the twins were not aware but when they told the twins about the plan, they swore to an oath and vowed to cooperate.“The welders association in the area said a directive was  given to all welders that they should not break any lock unless the owner of the property gave direct permission.“The twins went to a warehouse under the instruction of a purported storekeeper at 8am. They knew about the robbery.”

Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, said  she had yet to be briefed on the arrest.

EXPOSED: the Woman Who Coordinated the Abuja Bomb Blast


One name that sends fear across security and paramilitary boarders across Africa and the world is the White Widow Samantha Lawthwaite. She is married the mastermind of the popular 7/7 bomber. And since then, top security investigations have linked her to deadly attacks, including a shopping complex in Kenya.

Now back to the latest bomb blast in Nyanya, Abuja, that send many to their early grave. The White Widow has been linked to the terror attack. The huge explosion destroyed forty vehicles and left a sickening trail of death and destruction as fuel tanks on nearby vehicles also exploded amid the heat of the blast.

But while nobody has officially claimed responsibility, security sources, according to a report on DailyStar fear the bombing may have been a revenge attack…

What revenge? The death of Lewthwaite’s mentor, al-Shabaab terror chief, Makaburi, aka Sheikh Abubakar Shariff Ahmed, two weeks ago.

A security source said agents across Africa are on high alert after the assassination of Makaburi – reportedly by the UK and US funded Kenyan Anti-Terror Police Unit (ATPU) 14 days ago. Adding that Lewthwaite and her associates “wanted revenge”.

In the words of the sources: “Makaburi was always believed to be at the very top of the hierarchy of terror organisation al-Shabaab. Intelligence suggests he introduced Samantha Lewthwaite to many influential figures within the al-Shabaab network. He guided her on her path to Jihad. His murder was seen as yet another act of war.”
Lewthwaite, 30, is believed to be in Nigeria, Kenya or Somalia, where Islamist terror networks are closely linked, making it far easier for her to evade detection than in Europe. The daughter of a British Army soldier, she is already on Interpol’s Most Wanted list in connection with seven murders as well as the siege of the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, in September 2013 which left 67 dead and nearly 200 injured.
She was reportedly caught at a checkpoint in Nigeria just six months ago – but bribed her way to freedom.

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Pastor Adeboye goes tough on thieving Redeemed pastors


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‘Stop now or face God’s wrath’

Respected clergy and the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye is not too happy with some of his aides. And this is not unconnected with the several reports reaching him about the fraudulent practices of some of his pastors.

Information available to ENCOMIUM Weekly revealed that some of them engage in sharp practices which has been a source of headache to the humble clergy for a while. Thus, we learnt that he has issued a serious warning to Redeemed Church pastors over accountability and stewardship. The revered man of God admonished all those involved in dishonest practices to stop it or face the wrath of God. In a letter given to all the workers, specific instructions were handed to all pastors to be more accountable in their dealings. Daddy G. O also encouraged the pastors to be responsible for their flocks by taking good care of them.

Thus, to guard against their fraudulent practices, he instructed all pastors manning each branches to have a petty cash book, asset register income, analysis and bank book.

Furthermore, there would be a quality audit of the ministry’s account book provided by the province.

Pastor Adeboye had his B.Sc. in Mathematics at Obafemi Awolowo University and subsequently got his PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Lagos, and worked as a lecturer of Mathematics at the universities of Lagos and Ilorin. After joining the RCCG, he began translating the sermons of its then Pastor and founder, Rev. Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi, from Yoruba into English.

In 1981, Adeboye was appointed General Overseer of the church, taking over from Papa Akindayomi, who had died the previous year. For three years, he played the role part-time, still lecturing at Ilorin, until giving up his university position to preach full-time.

The church, which was not well known before Adeboye took charge, now claims branches in over a 100 countries, including more than 14,000 in Nigeria. Adeboye has stated that his aim is to put a church within five minutes of every person on earth. He is the national president of RCF (an interdenominational fellowship in all the campuses in Nigeria). He also owns the Christ Redeemers Ministries.  In 2008, Newsweek magazine named Adeboye one of the 50 most powerful people in the world. He is also the founder of Redeemers University. He is married to Foluke Adeboye, also a pastor, with whom he has children.

He recently endowed four Nigerian universities: Obafemi Awolowo University, University of Lagos, University of Ibadan, University of Nigeria with professorial chairs in Mathematics to the tune of N50 million.

 -FEMI OYEWALE

 

 

‘I’m a victim of blackmail’ …Laide Bakare’s husband drags EFCC to Court


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Alhaji Mutairu Babatunde Oriowo, husband of Nollywood actress, Laide Bakare, has debunked the fraud and theft story against him occasioned through a declaration by the EFCC and published recently in a national daily. The businessman, who is the CEO of Primavera Construction & Engineering Ltd, added that, contrary to EFCC’s statement declaring him wanted, he is not on the run because he has not committed any offence to warrant running away from his fatherland.

The businessman said that he was miffed by the EFCC declaration because he could not understand what the interest of EFCC was, as no court of law has indicted him for any offence and no warrant of arrest has ever been issued on him.

Nollywood actress, Laide Bakare, has also said that she is standing by her husband on the matter, believing that the EFCC publication was meant to destroy his hard-earned reputation as a philanthropist who derives joy in helping people, adding that the story was also a calculated attempt to smear her own name as a celebrity.

According to Mr. Orilowo, the EFCC and MTN were only out to blackmail him because the court case he instituted against EFCC, seeking an injunction to restrain the agency from arresting him or declaring him wanted, will be determine on April 28, 2014. Yet he was declared wanted on no basis many weeks before the hearing date.

Explaining the issue further, Mr. Orilowo said that “there was this MTN Cooperative whose membership is of MTN workers. Their union came together with this idea of a project called ‘Y’ello Estate’ to be built at Okun Ajah. That is my home town and where I do most of my businesses. So, based on my popularity and as a philanthropist who commands respect in the area, my company, Primavera Engineering & Construction Limited, was approached by MTN to help buy five hectares of land, which we did. Later, they came to us again and said oh, there are more demands, get us five hectares more. We did. The subscribers now became much interested in the project because they were going to make it the best of such Estates in Lagos”.

“We had an agreement from the beginning because they trusted us to deliver. The agreement was for me to; one, buy the lands; two, to ensure that the lands acquired were validly documented, and three, to be the sole developer of the Estate”.

“But some powerful people at MTN then came in after the agreement with the aim to hijack it. They saw the project as a laudable one and they were shocked that I was the only man handling the project. They came with an excuse that many people were bidding for it and it should not be a one-man thing. But I have spent close to one billion naira on this project. The agreement was for me to collect from MTN 20 percent of the money for mobilization and then go ahead to complete it with my personal money. And I have spent a lot on it. You know how big a project like an Estate can be; talk of roads, bridges and other amenities”.

“So, since the MTN had decided to bring in another developer and my company has committed so much into executing the project, I asked that the money I have spent so far be refunded. But when they were not forthcoming, I took the MTN Cooperative to court seeking to retrieve my money. We got judgment from Hon. Justice Olateru-Olagbegi. We then had negotiations with MTN based on the court judgment. Under the terms of settlement, MTN was to pay us substantial sums of money”.

“But MTN still refused to pay us, so we commenced third-party involvement proceedings against MTN which resulted in the issuance of an order freezing the bank accounts of MTN. While we await action on our money, MTN went to EFCC to lodge criminal complaints against us, alleging theft of money without disclosing the court proceedings on the issue. This was after the EFCC, on its own, had gone to court to institute criminal proceedings against us based on MTN’s complaints, which is still pending before the court”.

 

 

CLAM’S Pastor Oladiyun absolves self, church from N10 million fraud allegation


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The General Overseer of Christ Livingspring Apostolic Ministry, Apostle Wole Oladiyun has absolved himself and the church from any complicity an alleged N10 million fraud levelled against one Abiodun Olusola believed to be one of the pastors in CLAM ministry.

Recently, news hit town that Mr. Abiodun Olusola was apprehended by the men of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for illegally collecting N10 million from a member of the church, Mrs. Seyi Okunola for a deal tagged Spiritual Assistance. The development rattled and shook the church to its foundation, especially when EFCC came to the church on a fact finding mission following confessional statement given by the apprehended Abiodun Olusola.

Church members couldn’t believe what transpired between leadership of the church and men of the EFCC the day they (EFCC) came to the church over the fraud allegedly perpetrated Mr. Olusola, who is still cooling off at the EFCC Ikoyi, Lagos office.

The genesis of the drama was when Mr. Olusola allegedly obtained the said amount from Mr. Seyi Okunola, a member of CLAM under the guise of rendering spiritual assistance. Mrs. Okunola who was angered when results of what she paid for was not forthcoming called in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission who arrested Mr. Olusola and also visited CLAM church while investigating the matter. It took the timely intervention of Apostle Wole Oladiyun to douse tension that enveloped the church that day and after. He was said to have called an emergency meeting of high ranking pastors in the ministry to address the issue. And on Sunday, March 30, 2014, Apostle Wole  Oladiyun’s assistant who took charge of ministration while he was in London spent some minutes addressing the same issue. He repeatedly urged the congregation to disregard the fraud story. “Our pastor is divinely ordained, he can never be part of 419. It is not possible, I don’t think you all should believe that story. The person involved did not transact any business with the pastor or the church”.

A top member of the church who is not authorized to speak on the issue told ENCOMIUM Weekly that this case is just one out of many that the church had to battle in recent times. “Some people used the pastor’s name and pictures on facebook and other social media to collect money from people, especially those abroad. The church has dealt with such cases in the past. Because of the pastor’s soaring popularity, some faceless people used his name to collect money from outsiders for spiritual assistance”.

The church, through it’s head of media, Pastor Tade Adewakun reacted to the story thus:

Re: N10m Transaction between Abiodun Olusola and Mrs. Seyi Okunola

Following enquiries by a section of the media in respect of above mentioned, the Christ Livingspring Apostolic Ministry (CLAM) formally issues the following statement:

That Abiodun Olusola is NOT an employee of the Christ Livingspring Apostolic Ministry as being speculated. He is one of the several ministers of the Lord who worship in CLAM during our weekly Deliverance Hour held on Wednesdays from 7am-10am.

That Abiodun Olusola is an independent businessman who neither does his business in partnership with CLAM nor uses CLAM as a platform to transact his business deals. CLAM has never been involved directly or indirectly in any of his business transactions.

We also would like to state that the other party involved in the transaction, in the person of Mrs. Seyi Okunola is only known as one out of the thousands of people who worship in CLAM every Wednesday. There is no further relationship between her and the ministry.

With particular reference to the N10m transaction between Abiodun Olusola and Mrs. Seyi Okunola, we categorically state that CLAM was not privy to it. Neither Abiodun Olusola nor Mrs. Seyi Okunola informed CLAM of this transaction at any stage of its consummation.

Therefore, it is not true that Mr. Abiodun Olusola donated proceeds from the transaction to CLAM. Also, there was never a time that he gave any testimony on the transaction. In furtherance of its investigations into the issue following a petition by Mrs. Okunola, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) visited CLAM on January 22, 2014, during the Wednesday deliverance hour programme. It was a purely routine fact finding visit. The church’s programme was not disrupted and nobody was arrested.

The EFCC has not in any way accused CLAM of complicity in this transaction. None of CLAM officials has also been indicted. Abiodun Olusola and Mrs. Seyi Okunola have also expressly informed the EFCC that this was a purely private transaction between the two of them without CLAM’s involvement.

CLAM is one of Nigeria’s reputable prayer and deliverance ministries. In its 16 years of existence, CLAM has never been involved in any shady or dubious transaction. The Senior Pastor of this great apostolic ministry, Pastor Wole Oladiyun, is a man of honour and proven integrity and will never be involved in anything fraudulent.

With the submission above, we hereby dissociate CLAM from whatever transaction or case going on between Abiodun Olusola and Mrs. Okunola.

 

 

Covenant University Under Fire For Expelling Student Over Naked Video


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There is a mixed reaction over the expulsion of a 100-level Covenant University student simply known as Bisi after a video of her twerking naked went viral on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Although the young girl was scolded for profanity, huge criticism has trailed the bishop for expelling her out rightly.

In the clip, Bisi was seen stark naked in the three minute 44 second video, dancing and twerking with her fully clothed roommate who goes by the name MhiZ Jacklyn.

The video which was made available to ENCOMIUM Weekly was shot in the university hostel with the aid of a webcam attached to the laptop of Jacklyn.

BisiIn the video, which has since become an Internet sensation, Jacklyn and another female student joined Bisi in the dance, but with their clothes on.

They watched the video, laughed over it and then Mhiz allegedly deleted the video but forgot to delete it completely from her recycle bin.

The video was said to have found its way to the Internet when Bisi and Jacklyn’s mutual male friend, who had been making unsuccessful advances to Bisi allegedly got hold of the video on the laptop that was used for the recording. The guy whose identity is still shrouded in secrecy found the video and copied it on his flash drive. He threatened Bisi that he would leak the video if she failed to dance to his tune. She called his bluff and he released the video.

The video spread swiftly and the school authority got wind of it and expelled her instantly.

Writing on her Twitter page shortly after being expelled on Thursday, April 3, 2014, Bisi lamented that a friend, whom she had so much trust and confidence in, betrayed her.

She said Jacklyn did not show the slightest inclination that she could do something of such, especially when both of them featured in the video.

Expressing sadness at the humiliation she has experienced so far, she tweeted, “I can never trust anyone on this earth anymore. Why me? It’s a wicked world. May God punish whoever leaked that video. See all what you (Jacklyn) have caused. People just want to bring you down, regardless of whether they go down with you.

You were in the video and you still leaked it. You’ve destroyed my life and my everything. I’ve always been a happy girl.”

Jacklyn, while trying to prove her innocence in the debacle, said she deleted the explicit video almost immediately after it was shot.

She, however, noted that the unnamed male friend might have picked up the video from the computer’s recycle bin, as she forgot to delete it from there.

Bisi2The recycle bin is the temporary storage for files that have been deleted in a file manager but not yet permanently erased from the computer system.

Pleading for forgiveness from her friend, Jacklyn tweeted, “I wasn’t the one who leaked the video. And to Bisi, sorry: it was (from) my laptop that the guy got the video. I never had any intention of leaking the video. I deleted the video but forgot to delete it from the recycle bin. It was never my intention to leak any video of such. I am really sorry”

However, insiders squealed to us that some of the students have expressed their opinion against the outright expulsion of the young woman.  While some believed that she was a victim and does not deserve the punishment meted out against her, others claimed she is the architect of her own misery.

“The Institution is expected to be for decent and godly children of God not this kind of unserious elements. The three of them need to be suspended, they are children of Belia.”

 

AKINWALE ROTIMI - “It’s common for ladies in female hostel to be naked likewise in male hostel, especially in the university. Her friend must have put on the camera on her laptop with that fore thought. The girl was already naked before the camera was on, besides, Jacklyn put on the music and encouraged the whole scene.

Why was Jacklyn covering up herself more appropriately as soon as she put on the camera, if the video was just for fun? It was an intentional thing to destroy the happy girl.

I don’t see any other culprit here than Jacklyn that could be so wicked to record her friend’s video in the first place. It’s an infringement on her privacy and trust, Bisi was just taking the screen for a mirror while dancing.

The young lady should continue with her life because she still has a long way to go. She shouldn’t be depressed and continue to be a happy girl but with cautiousness. She should get another university somewhere like abroad and feel like nothing happened”

 

OLA GENIUS - “Any observant analyst would easily know that this was a premeditated betrayal on the part of Jacklyn.

She knew what she was doing and where it would all end. It was a clear setup, as Jacklyn kept encouraging the would-be victim and ensured that the camera was continuously focused on her. Even when the carefree dancer was away from the camera, Jacklyn would adjust it so it could capture her nudity, while she (Jacklyn) made sure her own dressing was not tampered with in anyway. Jacklyn unwittingly gave clear-cut signals that she was bent on evil, but Bisi was either too engrossed or too trusting to notice that she was dancing her way into a slimy, sticky and very scandalous snare.”

 

SAMUEL OLADOKUN - “I make bold to opine that the school is wrong in expelling the young lady – akin to throwing her to the dogs. What she needed was parental rebuke, counselling, and a dose of punishment to drive home the folly of her action. After all, omo eni kii buru titi ki a fi fun ekun paje! Is the school more concerned about protecting their ‘ squeaky clean ‘ image above redeeming a soul in love? Jesus would not have done what the school did”

 

OLUSHOLA - “Knowing CU the way I do, Bisi will be expelled. However, I believe that is not the right thing to do. The students in CU are children too, just like other children. I remember our days in the boarding school too!!!”

 

OLUFEMI BAMIGBOYE - “Bisi, sorry o. Why blaming your ‘friend’? Was that what you were -sent to school to do? I thought you are a born again Christian? Indeed, there is difference between religion and Christianity. I pray for you for a genuine encounter with lover of your soul- Jesus Christ, amen!”

 

When we contacted the corporate affairs officer of the institution on Friday, April 4, 2014, he declined to comment on the issue.

 

-FEMI OYEWALE

“Nigerians Are Tired of Excuses,” Jonathan Must Bear Responsibility For Boko Haram Attacks – Tinubu


 

“Nigerians are tired of excuses”: Tinubu says Pres. Jonathan must bear responsibility for BH attacks
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by Stanley Azuakola

Reactions have continued to trail this morning’s dastardly attack in Nigeria’s capital by terrorists suspected to be of the Boko Haram sect.

President Goodluck Jonathan has already visited the scene of the attack in Nyanya, as well as one of the hospitals were some of the injured were rushed to in Asokoro. He directed that security should be beefed around the FCT and also cancelled his scheduled visit to Ibadan today.

However a leader of the opposition, Bola Tinubu, in his reaction to the attack was unsparing of the president and the way he has handled the nation’s security challenges so far. In a series of tweets via his Twitter handle (@asiwajutinubu), the former Lagos governor said that Nigerians are tired of the excuses and explanations, but yearn for protection for their lives and properties.

Right from his first tweet before noon, Tinubu attacked the administration saying the blast and the mindless deaths “is an indictment of the Jonathan administration.” He said that Nigerians are “united in grief over the Nyanya attacks But as a people, we must rise up to demand this govt provides better security.”

See his tweets below:

Bola Ahmed Tinubu ?@AsiwajuTinubu
This morning’s bomb blast in Yanyan, Abuja and the mindless deaths is dastardly. It is an indictment of the Jonathan government.

Bola Ahmed Tinubu ?@AsiwajuTinubu
My heart bleeds for our people and the country over the deaths in Yanyan. A govt unable to protect its citizens deserves to be queried.

Bola Ahmed Tinubu ?@AsiwajuTinubu
Nigeria’s security outlook is depressing. The unending attacks suggest a failure of intelligence. Government must rethink its strategy Now.

Bola Ahmed Tinubu ?@AsiwajuTinubu
On matters of security, the bulk stops at the President’s table. Like in other countries, Jonathan is the Chief Security Officer.Stop Boko H

Bola Ahmed Tinubu ?@AsiwajuTinubu
Just as Jonathan laps up praises, he must bear responsibility and accept blame over Boko Haram’s deadly attacks

Bola Ahmed Tinubu ?@AsiwajuTinubu
Too many lives are being wasted, too much blood being shed, too many limbs severed yet this government carries on with its cavalier attitude

Bola Ahmed Tinubu ?@AsiwajuTinubu
Nigeria’s security situation is precarious Nigerians are tired of excuses and explanations They want protection for their lives and property

Bola Ahmed Tinubu ?@AsiwajuTinubu
As a country, we are united in grief over the Nyanya attacks But as a people, we must rise up to demand this govt provides better security

Nyanya blast: “It is a day I will live to remember” – Eye witnesses, survivors recount experiences


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Eye witnesses in Nyanya, FCT, the scene of Monday’s blast that killed many people, have recounted their sad experiences of the incident.

Mr Romanus Ugwu, an Abuja-based journalist, resident at Nyanya, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that he ran to the scene on hearing the blast.

Ugwu said what he saw could be best described as a “gory sight” because many people were burning in some cars and were calling for help that never came to them while some were on the ground, helpless without limbs.

“You have to be hard hearted to look at these things. I saw a woman lying face down without limbs while one, who was surrounded by her children, struggled for life and gave up in their arms.

“These attackers appear to be more proactive than our rescue organisations and security agencies because so many lives would have been saved if help had come in time.”

Ugwu said he counted many bodies littered on the ground in the park, but could not say if all of them were dead.

He, however, commended the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) personnel for their rescue efforts.

Mr Abdulrazak Haruna of the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Response Unit of NSCDC, told NAN that he counted more than 100 bodies, including the injured while evacuating victims.

“It is a sad experience. We counted 20 BRT buses, 14 cars, 24 commuter buses and 13 motorcycles.”

Mr Femi Lawal, a survivor of the blast who could not contain his joy and gratitude to God for sparing him, said he had dropped from one of the green buses from One-man Village and was heading to the park when the blast went off.

Lawal said he fell and was dazed momentarily before realising what had happened.

He said that he heard a loud bang, which nearly blinded him, and saw a thick smoke while people ran in confusion.

The 32-year old man, who was apparently wounded on the wrist and neck, said “it is a day I will live to remember”. (NAN) DOR/IA

Reality stars MiMi & Niko release a sex tape; see screenshots


If you watch reality show Love and Hip Hop Atlanta then you should know MiMi Faust and her boyfriend Nikko Smith. They’ve just released a sex tape.

According to TMZ and the preview for the upcoming season of the show, MiMi and Nikko filmed a sex tape that ‘somehow’ got leaked and then sold to Vivid Entertainment. #Desperatemoves!

Vivid honcho Steve Hirsch tells TMZ … he got hold of the tape starring Mimi and Nikko Smith, and then contacted them to sign off on it going public. He says “Love & Hip Hop” producers also gave their blessing … presumably in an effort to spice up the reality show for next season. We’ve seen clips of “Mimi & Nikko: Scandal in Atlanta” … it’s the real deal and it’s intense.

The tape is scheduled for release later this month. Vivid released some screenshots from the sex tape. Find it after the cut…but biko 18+ only o…:-)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woman allegedly killed 7 babies over a ten year period and left them in boxes in a garage.


Megan Huntsman.

Megan Huntsman.
Police at the scene of the horrific discovery. 

Police at the scene of the horrific discovery.
The scene has been sealed off by police. 

The scene has been sealed off by police.
Police have made the gruesome discovery of seven dead infants at the home of a Utah woman, who is believed to have killed them over a ten year period and left them in boxes in a garage.
The tragic find over the weekend, in a town of 35,000, was made by the woman’s estranged husband who was cleaning out the garage when he discovered one baby’s body.
He called in local police officers who discovered the six others, in a house that used to be shared by the couple but now has been passed onto her husband.
The woman, Megan Huntsman, left the house in 2011 but lives nearby, the LA Times reports.
“We believe she birthed each baby and then killed it after it was born,” one senior officer told reporters.
“I’ve never seen anything like this. It’s shocking” Pleasant Grove Captain, Michael Roberts told the LA Daily News.
Huntsman was taken into custody and a search warrant was served at her present residence, Roberts said.
The husband is not considered a person of interest because he was in prison for much of the time the babies were born and officers are conducting DNA tests to discover the parentage.
Meanwhile, Huntsman has been arrested on suspicion of seven cases of infanticide.
The site remains under guard and is still being searched by a team of 12 officers.
Officers said that more charges may be forthcoming, as the bodies are in different states of decomposition.

 

 

 

Lawyers Blast Oshiomhole For Calling Court Order ‘Black Market Injunction’


Two lawyers in Edo State, Mr. Olayiwola Afolabi and former Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association in the state, Mr. Razaq Esenalumhe, have described the statement credited to Governor Adams Oshiomhole, in which he said that the injunction granted by the National Industrial Court, NIC, restraining the government from conducting the competency test for teachers in public primary and secondary schools in the state, was a black market injunction, as unguarded and unfortunate.

It will be recalled that Justice A. Adejumo of the NIC sitting in Abuja had on March 22, 2014, restrained the state government from going ahead with the conduct of the test, which was slated for the next day.

However, Governor Oshiomhole, in an interview with a national newspaper, weekend, said: “Another thing was this black market injunction which was issued by the President of the Industrial Court. I use my words carefully; a black market injunction purportedly by Justice Adejumo, because the court is a creation of the law, it cannot do violence to the law.”

He had added that “the Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, I understand, had applied for injunction at the Akure Division of the court which covers Edo State. The judge, in his wisdom, asked that the government be placed on a notice and fixed date for hearing, only for Justice Adejumo, in Abuja, another division of the same court, to issue injunction restraining Edo State Government from assessing its teachers. It is so ridiculous.”

The governor had said that he had written a petition to the NJC on the purported injunction, adding that Justice Adejumo cannot turn the NIC to his instrument that he can use according to his whims and caprices.

But counsel to Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools, ASSUS, Olayiwola Afolabi, while reacting to the governor’s comment in a telephone interview, advised the NJC to ignore the petition from Edo State Government and accused the government of having no respect for court orders.

“I want to state in clear terms that the government has no respect for court orders. They only obey court orders that favour them. Examples abound of the government’s disobedience to court orders as in the case of Bendel Brewery, which sent the state’s former Attorney General to prisons and the orders given by late Justice Eromonsele preventing the government from interfering with the Private Refuse Collectors.

“For the governor to call Justice Adejumo’s order ‘black market injunction’ is very unfortunate and a contempt of court. I advise the Attorney General of the state to resign his appointment if his advice is no longer needed by the governor in order to save his legal career.”

On his part, former Chairman of Benin branch of NBA, Mr. Rasaq Esenalumhe, said: “It is an unguarded statement. If there is no rule of law, there will be anarchy and he would not have been the governor of Edo State if there was no rule of law.” [Vanguard]

Driver Stabbed To Death By Lover


A 32-year-old driver simply identified as Felix has been allegedly stabbed to death by his lover, Fasilat, in Ikare Akoko area of Ondo State.

According to reports, the deceased was until his death the Deputy Chairman of the Abuja unit of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, Ikare branch.

Sources told Vanguard that the deceased had taken the woman to a guest house only for them to disagree on an undisclosed matter.

A source added that Felix was stabbed with a broken bottle and had bites all over his body.

Vanguard gathered that before the ugly incident, the deceased had been warned of an impending danger by a prophet through his wife.

But the deceased was said to have visited the church where the prophecy emanated in anger to warn the prophet to steer clear of his affairs.

The prophet reportedly also warned him to desist from illicit love affairs.

Vanguard, however, gathered that when Felix discovered that his lover was getting violent during the argument, he put a call to one of his friends that he has been stabbed and was on his way to the hospital.

By the time his friend got to the hospital he met him dead.

The police later arrested the suspect following information given by the deceased’s friend.

Police source said the suspect was discovered to be under the influence of drugs as some drugs were recovered from her bag.

But police source also hinted that the suspect alleged that the deceased wanted to r*pe her and in self defence the unexpected occurred.

The corpse of the deceased has been deposited at the General Hospital, Ikare for autopsy.

Police image maker, Wole Ogodo, could not be reached for comment, but a competent police officer confirmed the incident. [Vanguard]

Abuja Blast: 71 Dead, 124 Injured – NEMA


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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and other response agencies have carried out an update of the dead as well as the injured victims of the early morning blasts at the Nyanya Motor Park taken to various hospitals in Abuja and the environs.

Further to the evacuation and to ensure adequate care for the injured, the Director General Mohammed,  Sani Sidi, has visited some of the hospitals with directive that adequate and free media treatments should  be provided to all the victims.

Meanwhile, the agency in collaboration with other response agencies have provided the details of the casualty in various hospitals: including Abuja Clinic with four injured victims, Nyanya General  Hospital has 11, Customs Hospital, Karu 14 injured  and one dead, Asokoro has 25 injured  and 27 dead,
Maitama Hospital - 27 injured with 14 dead victims.

Others are Wuse General  Hospital with 10 injured and 15 dead, National Hospital Abuja  – 25 wounded and 14 dead, Garki hospital has one injured   as well as Medical Centre, Maraba with seven,  bringing the  total number  of the  dead  to 71 and 124 injured victims.

Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP MD Abubakar, in a swift reaction to the blast, has visited the scene of the explosion where he assessed the extent of damage and the impact on the surrounding environment. [Thisday]

The Boko Haram Issue Is Temporary, Says President Jonathan


PRESIDENT JONATHAN ADDRESSING THE MEDIA AT THE NYANYA BOMB EXPLOSION SCENE, MONDAY

President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed shock over the bomb blast which in the early hours of Monday at Nyanyan satelite town of Federal capital territory claimed several lives.

Commiserating with the families of victims of the attack, Jonathan said the Boko Haram issue was temporary as the country would get over it.

He visited the scene of the bomb blast with the Senate President, David Mark and Chairman of PDP, Adamu Muazu Ministers, Chief of Defence Staff, service chiefs, and all other very senior government functionaries.

Jonathan also expressed condolences to the families of those who suffered directly on the incident.

“I am also commending security services ‎for their prompt action. Though we lost quiet a number of people, we condole with our countrymen and women. We will continue to work very hard.

“The issue of Boko Haram is temporary. Government is doing everything to make sure that we move our country forward in spite of all the distractions that want to take us backward.