Modu Sheriff Denies Sponsoring Boko Haram


Former Governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff, has said he has nothing to do with the dreaded Boko Haram sect and associating him with them was a ploy by his detractors to tarnish his image.

Sheriff was reacting to claims by an Australian negotiator, Dr Stephen Davis who said the former governor was one of the major sponsors and financiers of the insurgents.

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The former governor who expressed shock over the report described it as senseless and baseless.

He said if the Australian negotiator was truly a professional mediator or negotiator, the right thing for him to do would have been to give his report to the security agencies of Nigeria.

Sheriff said if at all he spoke with Boko Haram, before he went public with his views, he would have contacted him for his own reaction.

According to the former governor who spoke with New Telegraph, Boko Haram activities started in Borno State before he became the governor of the state and he was one of their first victims, while adding that his activities while he was governor showed that he was against the sect.

He explained: “I was the first victim of Boko Haram in Borno State. In their first attack, they killed my brother, the same father and mother with me. That was when they fought with the military in Borno.

“The first casualty was me. Then, they killed my cousin. They killed my candidate for governorship, they killed my party chairman. Two of them were direct relations of mine. Why did they do that? Because I made a law, prohibiting Boko Haram in the domain of Borno State.”

Sheriff said anybody associating him with the dreaded sect must be insane.

On August 28, ex-Minister of the Federal Capital Territory and a Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Nasir El-Rufai had accused Ali Modu Sheriff and Gen. Ihejirika of being Boko Haram sponsors.

 

Ali Modu Sheriff born in 1956 in Ngala Town, Ngala Local Government Area, Borno State was elected governor of Borno Sate in April 2003 on the platform of the All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP). He was the first governor in Borno state to win the seat two consecutive times.

More Photos From Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade’s Fairy tale Wedding


Checkout more photos from the celebrity couple’s wedding which went down on Saturday August 30th in Miami. His sons and nephew were on deck as his groomsmen…..If you missed our previous story/photos of the wedding, you can read HERE.

Impeached Enugu Deputy Governor Redeployed To Civil Service


Former deputy governor of Enugu State, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi, has been redeployed to the Enugu State civil service.

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A source in the government house informed our correspondent that the development followed Onyebuchi’s impeachment, and the subsequent appointment of a new deputy governor.

Onyebuchi was a staff of the Enugu State Civil Service before his appointment to political office.
However, the source, who did not wish to be named, did not disclose the particular ministry, department or agency of the government to which Onyebuchi was redeployed.

The former deputy governor’s current rank in the service was also not disclosed.
The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Sullivan Chime, Mr. Chukwudi Achife, confirmed Onyebuchi’s redeployment in an SMS to our correspondent.

The text message reads, “Former Deputy Governor Onyebuchi has been redeployed to the State Civil Service where he was serving before being appointed to a higher political office.”

Meanwhile, Governor, Sullivan Chime has sworn in his new deputy, Reverend Raphael Ifeanyichukwu Nwoye.

The event which took place at the EXCO Chambers of the Government House, Enugu, came on the heels of the impeachment a week ago of the former occupant of the position, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi, by the State House of Assembly.

Reverend Nwoye was cleared last Thursday by the House. His oath of office was administered by the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Innocent Umezulike.

In his speech at the ceremony, Chime congratulated the new deputy governor, saying with his coming on board, the machinery of government would continue to run smoothly.

The governor said: “Drawing the analogy of a broken down vehicle, we have just replaced a bad spark plug, the vehicle is repaired and journey will be smooth again.”

He said the new deputy governor was not new to him as they had both served together as commissioners in the previous administration.

Chime added that he was sure that Rev Nwoye would bring his experience and background “not just as a Minister of God but as a fine gentleman”, to bear in the discharge of his duties.

On the circumstances that brought about the advent of his new deputy, Chime said: “What has happened, I believe it happened in the best interest of Enugu State and not only government.”
He enjoined the deputy governor to serve with due diligence and cooperation with the government as well as the ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the state.

In his response, the new deputy governor expressed gratitude to God and to Governor Chime for the opportunity to serve in his new capacity.

He lauded the vision and good works of the governor and pledged his unalloyed support and commitment to ensure that Enugu people continued to enjoy the benefits of good governance being delivered by the Chime administration.

The new deputy governor was serving as the Bishop in charge of Ugwuaji Awkunanaw, Enugu, District of the Christ Ascension Church.

His father, Apostle Godwin Nwoye, is the founder and head of the church.

Rev. Nwoye had earlier served in government as Commissioner for Environment and later, Caretaker Chairman of Nkanu East Local Council under Dr Chimaroke Nnamani administration

Two Test Negative To Ebola, Discharged In Rivers


ebolaThe doctor and the pharmacist, who were taken to the Ebola Virus Disease quarantine centre at Oduoha in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State, have been discharged after testing negative to the virus.

The duo and a woman, according to the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Sampson Parker, had come in contact with the late Dr. Iyke Enemuo, who died of the disease on August 22, 2014 after he secretly treated a Nigerian diplomat, who was infected with the virus disease.

The commissioner, who spoke with newsmen in Port Harcourt on Monday, also disclosed that Chinyere, the sister to the late Enemuo, who fled to Abia State for fear of being stigmatised, had returned to the state capital and taken to the Isolation Centre in Emohua for observation.

It will be recalled that the doctor and pharmacist, who worked with Sam Steel Hospital owned by the late Enemuo, were earlier quarantined at the isolation centre after developing feverish conditions.

An elderly woman, who was in the same ward with late Dr. Iyke Enemuo at the Good Heart Hospital, was said to have tested positive to Ebola virus.

He said, “I told you yesterday that we have three patients, and out of the three patients, the result came out; two of them were negative, one was positive. The two negative ones have now left the centre.

“We have discharged them from the centre, but we will repeat the tests because they are still within the 21 days circle of the virus. We pray that they remain negative.

“The one who is positive is an elderly woman that was in the same hospital with late Dr. Iyke Enemuo. In fact, they were in the same room and she is there (at the quarantine centre) no”.

Dr. Parker revealed that Enemuo’s remains and other corpses that were in the same morgue at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, including corpses that were received after Enemuo’s body was deposited, would be buried this week in Port Harcourt.

The commissioner noted that all high risk corpses would be buried according to the World Health Organisation procedure.

“The country director of WHO is with us in the meeting with the director of the National Centre for Disease Control. We have decided that within this week, Dr. Iyke Enemuo and other high risk corpses in the UPTH mortuary would be buried, according to WHO protocols”, he assured.

Uti Nwachukwu On Encounter With Female Fan: “She insisted we do a quickie”


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The one and only Uti. Once in a while, the homosexual rumors come up and then fizzle out again.

Well, this story is the total opposite. The tall and handsome TV host and former reality star — Uti Nwachukwu, confessed about one of his most horrible experience with a female fan.

In a recent interview, Uti said: ‘Ladies can be funny most times , It was really shocking when I went for an event, I entered the lounge to pee, I never knew a lady was following me, when I entered the convenience, I felt someone who came in also, only for me to discover a lady who grabbed me from the back, immediately she started pleading for me [to have s*x with her]…I was so scared, I told her we should get a room, [but] she insisted we do a quickie…I pleaded with her [and said] that I didn’t want to take  advantage of her, she forcefully said I should do what I ever I wish [but] I wasn’t tempted, so I said to her that she should give me a few minutes to get protection before we do anything, that was how I escaped. It was a terrible experience indeed’

Uti Nwachukwu is the presently the host of ‘Star The Winner Is’.

Guess Which Female Celebrity Is Cruising Round In A Hummer 2


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She might be small but she’s definitely doing mighty things.

Petite singer with a very powerful voice — Chidinma, has shown that she can live the good life just like the male celebrities do.

Former MTN Project fame winner — Chidinma Ekile, was spotted last week at D’Place Lekki leaving for home in her Hummer H2 around 4am.

Nigerians Shun Other Banks’ ATMs Over N65 Charge


Many Nigerian customers on Monday dumped the use of other banks’ Automated Teller Machines in a bid to avoid paying the newly introduced N65 ATM fee, which became effective that day.

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The Central Bank of Nigeria, in collaboration with the Bankers’ Committee, had on August 13, 2014 announced the introduction of the N65 service fee on cash withdrawals from other banks’ ATMs.

The re-introduction of the fee came almost two years after the CBN and the Deposit Money Banks cancelled the N100 ATM charge in December 2012.

The Director, Banking and Payment Systems Department, CBN, Mr. Dipo Fatokun, had said the central bank and the DMBs agreed to re-introduce the ATM charge because the cost of transaction was becoming too burdensome for the banks to continue to bear.

Fatokun also said the charge would become effective on the fourth ATM withdrawal in a month, thus making the first three withdrawals on other banks’ ATMs within the month free.

“September 1, 2014 shall be the effective date for the implementation of the new charge; banks are expected to conduct adequate sensitisation of the customers to the introduction of the new fee; all ATM cash withdrawals on the ATM of issuing banks shall be at no cost to the cardholder,” a circular issued by the CBN on the new policy had stated.

However, visits to several ATM points across Lagos on Monday revealed that banks’ customers had started avoiding the use of other banks’ ATMs.

Some customers on ATM queues in Ojodu area of Lagos told our correspondent that they were using their bank’s ATMs because they did not want to pay the N65 fee.

A visit to Ecobank, Guaranty Trust Bank, First Bank of Nigeria, Diamond Bank, Keystone Bank and Zenith Bank ATMs showed that over 90 per cent of customers on the various queues were making cash withdrawals on their banks’ ATMs.

The customers, however, noted that their action was based on the fact that their banks were not too far from the points they needed the money.

Some of the customers said if they found themselves in situations where they could not find their banks’ ATMs around, they would not mind to pay the N65 in order to make use of other banks’ ATMs.

“I think the fee is negligible but if I can avoid paying it, why not. I will not want to make use of other banks’ ATMs and pay N65 when I can see my bank in the same vicinity. But if I can’t see my bank around, I will mind to pay,” a customer, who identified himself as Charles Sunday, said.

Meanwhile, banks on Monday failed to indicate on their ATMs that a N65 service fee was being charged for fourth remote-on-us transactions in a month.

This is a departure from what obtained prior to December 2012 when the ATMs indicated that a N100 fee would be charged for making withdrawals on third party ATMs.

Rather than indicate on the ATMs during cash withdrawal, and thus give an opportunity for the customer to accept or decline the fee, the banks just sent text messages to the customers indicating that N65 had been deducted for the transaction.

Some customers frowned on this development, saying the opportunity to decline or accept the payment, which existed during the N100 fee era should be re-introduced.

A bank customer, who spoke at an ATM point in Ikeja, said, “Some customers don’t know that a N65 fee has been introduced. Banks need to indicate it on their machines during the withdrawal process. You don’t just send a text message later that N65 fee has been deducted. I think the CBN needs to do something about this.”

The Managing Director, Capital Investments and Securities, Mr. Uchenna Ojiabor, accused the banks of not carrying out adequate sensitisation of their customers to the N65 fee.

This, he said, was contrary to the CBN directive, recalling that the central bank had directed the banks to carry out adequate sensitisation before the commencement of the fee.

Injured Osaze Out For Rest Of Season


Osaze Odemwingie could be out for the rest of season amid fears he has seriously damaged his cruciate knee ligament, according to a media report.

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The news on Odemwingie is a crushing blow for a player starring in Stoke’s last season revival just a few months ago.

The Nigeria forward collapsed with nobody around him at Manchester City on Saturday and was stretch ered from the pitch.

Stoke boss Mark Hughes said after the 1-0 win that the injury was nothing serious.
Sadly, that is no longer the case.

Stoke City are now looking at possibility of having Oussama Assaidi on loan as his replacement, the Stoke Sentinel reported.

Stoke had tried to buy the Liverpool winger earlier this summer following his successful loan stint at Stoke last season.

His high personal demands stalled the deal, however, and it eventually fell through when Stoke took Victor Moses on loan from Chelsea instead.

But now Assaidi’s name is back on a hastily-assembled hit list on transfer deadline day.
Tottenham’s Aaron Lennon is another possibility, but his former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp reportedly wants him at QPR.

Stop Using Your Newspaper To Rubbish My Administration, T.A Orji Warns Kalu


Kalu-OrjiGovernor Theodore Orji of Abia State has warned his predecessor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, “to stop running down his administration using his (Kalu’s) paper as a conveyor belt”.

Orji, who took exceptions with a media report credited to Anambra-born billionaire politician, prince Arthur Eze, alleging that “Abia stinks”, accused the ex-governor of using his medium to “twist the truth and propagate falsehood”.

Dr. Uzor Kalu is the owner of The Sun Publishing Limited, publishers of The Daily Sun newspaper.

Briefing journalists yesterday in Umuahia, the state capital, Commissioner for Information, Eze Chikamnayo, said billionaire politician, Prince Eze, was quoted out of context by Kalu’s paper in his bid to further rubbish the efforts of the present administration to reposition the state.

According to Orji, the Anambra billionaire, who spoke during the Abia @ 23 celebration, was only expressing his dissatisfactions with the deplorable condition of the Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway, and never referred to Abia internal roads as misrepresented by the said report.

“From what Arthur Eze said, it was obvious he was voicing his concern about the state of the Enugu-Port Harcourt express way since he drove in from Enugu and passed through the Okigwe section of the highway which is in a very terrible state”, Orji said.

Orji noted that even members of the Abia State House of Assembly had recently passed a motion calling on the Federal Government to speed up the repair of the highway which has been on slow pace, adding that he had also been positively engaging the FG on key developmental projects in the state.

Orji said it was unpatriotic of “the former Governor to use his paper to turn Arthur Eze’s candid remarks to mean that Abia stinks”, a comment he said Eze had denied when contacted.

Orji contended that his administration had made remarkable success in infrastructural developments as well as improving the standard of living of Abia residents.

According to the governor, his predecessor in office ought to be a shining example of patriotism and warned him to desist from “his campaigns of calumny against the state government or we will be forced to use every legal means to call him to order”.

“It is only obvious that Kalu is intimidated by the towering achievements recorded by the current administration in Abia, a feat which could not be achieved in his eight years of maladministration”, he added.

Angelina Jolie Teases Her Fans With Photos Of Her Unique Wedding Dress


angAngelina Jolie looked stunning in her unique wedding gown at her secret nuptials to long time partner, Brad Pitt on Aug. 23 in France. What made Angelina Jolie’s dress unique was her long veil and dress which had various colored illustrations which were drawn by her children.

In the first photos, on the new cover of the UK’s HELLO Magazine, the happy bride affectionately kisses her now-husband Pitt.

“We are delighted and honored to be able to share these captivating photos of Brad and Angelina on their wedding day with

 

their children and other close family members and friends in attendance,” HELLO!‘s editor-in-chief Eduardo Sanchez Perez said of the sought-after images. “We wish them all the very best for the future.”

“It was important to us that the day was relaxed and full of laughter. It was such a special day to share with our children and a very happy time for our family,” Brad and Angelina told the mag.

The couple wed in a small intimate ceremony in a chapel in Chateau Miraval in France. “It was a non-denominational civil ceremony,”It was very much a family affair.” says a source close to the family.

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Nigeria Needs Good Leadership – Atiku


Atiku-Abubakar1Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar yesterday blamed lack of visionary leadership for Nigeria’s underdevelopment.

Quoting reports from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other world health bodies, the former vice president described the health sector as far below standard.

Atiku, who stated this while delivering his speech as the chairman of the 3rd Progressives Governance Lecture Series of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held in Owerri, the Imo State capital, with the theme “Dealing with the challenge of building a physically healthy nation through preventive, protective and innovative Medicare”, noted that it was made worse by the federal government.

“Our health sector is far below WHO standard, far below in the world, this is a shame on the nation”, Atiku said.

He pointed out that the federal government must agree on a health standard for its citizens in order to find solutions to the problems posed by it. He also tasked the federal government on the need to provide more enlightenment campaigns on health related matters.

The Turakin Adamawa also harped on the need to identify the European Union’s lessons on health issues and possible ways to implement it, adding that some diseases which commonly kill millions of Nigerians are preventable.

He, however, maintained that the country has the resources to redress what he described as the lingering health problems in the country, if only a good leadership is in place in the nation.

“We have the resources to combat this health issues, all what we need is good leadership, but not the type of leadership PDP provides, we must continue to support APC because our country needs a change.

“I was in a state recently to commission a project, and for the first time, I saw true change and transformation, not that type Ohakim displayed on television, this is the type APC can only bring to you”, Atiku said.

Earlier, the host governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, declared that APC would take over from the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in 2015, assuring that all the health problems confronting the nation would be adequately solved.

“We are gathered here today to distinguish APC from other parties, APC will head the country in 2015, we are not a Muslim party as they claim; we have so many Christians as governors and chieftains in the party. APC is the only party that can bring that change”, Okorocha said.

Former governor of Anambra State, Dr Chris Ngige in his reamrks, passed a vote of confidence on the Lagos State Government for managing and containing the Ebola Virus Disease, stressing that the measure can only be brought about by a progressive state.

The lecture was attended by 16 APC governors.

Funke Akindele Finds Love, Set To Take The Marriage Step Again!


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Nollywood actress,Funke Akindele popularly referred to as Jenifa is in love again and is finally set to give marriage another go.

The pretty actress, who recently marked her birthday, is now engaged and has concluded plans to have a secret introduction ceremony with her UK-based boo next month, although she is keeping the details under wraps.

Sources claim that Funke who has been in a blossoming romantic affair with her new heartthrob for quite some time now, has finally accepted his proposal to take the union to the next level. She decided to keep it a top secret considering her first bitter experience with her much-publicized celebrity marriage that packed up few months after.

Sources reveal the handsome dude who lives in the United Kingdom is head over heels with Funke and shows her a lot of affection.

She has currently moved into a new mini duplex located in the highbrow China Estate, insideChevron Drive Lekki.

 

Culled from City People

The Okoye Brothers Together In One Place


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There has been a lot of tension recently in the Okoye household.

After the alleged exchange of blows between Peter and Paul, there was also the controversy surrounding Jude Okoye’s wedding.

Apparently, Paul Okoye didn’t attend his elder brother’s wedding ceremony, and as expected, tongues began to move.

The three brothers however were together at the Beat FM headquarters, I guess this is a sign that the storm is over!

Omotola Jalade Confirms Reports That She’s Building A Film Village


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Veteran Nollywood star — Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has revealed to Sunday Sun that she has already started making plans for a big project.

She says: – ‘Right now, I am work­ing on building my film village. It’s an awesome project’.

The actress also spoke on challenges that characterised the early days of her career, revealing that ‘at a stage, people looked down on me. They tried to deny me my credit and make me feel insecure. But you know you deserve what you get as long as you have worked hard enough.’

Anita Oyakhilome’s Name Taken Off Christ Embassy Church Website


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The details keep getting deeper and deeper. I must admit that the details a still a little bit sketchy but I’ll give it to you the way I read it online.

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Two days after it was reported that Anita Oyakhilome had filed for divorce, Christ Embassy deleted her pictures and personal information from its official website, http://www.christembassy.org.

Lots of opinion have it that this is the beginning of a process to shut her out of the church, after she accused her husband of “adultery” and “unreasonable behaviours” in a divorce suit filed in London last April but only made public on Friday.

Christ Embassy’s new website now shows only Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, with a broad smile welcoming his followers to the month of August, and tagging it, ‘Month of Praise’.

Despite this, Pastor Chris on the website urges his followers to “rejoice for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

Also, on the website of the Rhapsody of Realities, a daily devotional co-authored by the esrtwhile couple, there’s nothing to show that Anita is still recognised as the only visible face on the website among the family members is that of her husband.

It was too early to know if the September edition of the Rhapsody of Realities still has the photographs of both the pastor and his wife as it used to be.

In the past, when the going was good, Anita and Chris Oyakhilome held hands on the church website and smiled broadly. They projected the image of a perfect couple but now, their marriage is heading to a halt

In the past, Pastor Chris headed the Nigerian branch of the church, though he travelled to other branches occasionally, while Anita headed the branch in London and its environs.

Christ Embassy and its founder have been embroiled in a myriad of controversies in the past. In 2010, Oyakhilome was accused of engineering a money laundering scheme in Nigeria, and questions swirled around his finances because of his glamorous lifestyle.

Many pastors and theologians also excoriated Oyakhilome for his “New Creation” doctrine—a form of gnosticism that says after a person becomes a Christian, any sin they commit is only in the body and will not affect the spirit.

In 2008, Oyakhilome’s reputation as a faith healer was tarnished badly in Johannesburg, South Africa, when a man told a Soweto newspaper that Christ Embassy offered him more than $1,200 to sit in a wheelchair and pretend to be crippled until Oyakhilome prayed for him.

“The man went to the media instead of taking the money, sparking concerns that healings were being faked to impress growing crowds,” said Lee Grady in an article in 2012 published by Charisma Magazine.

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has also been a target of criticism by the Treatment Action Campaign for his support of faith healing to cure HIV.

Allegations that Christ Embassy members are reportedly being forced to give huge sums of money in offerings with the biggest donors receiving the biggest awards have left many people concerned.

Many Nigerians have also alleged that the church operates like a cult and pressures members to marry only within Christ Embassy.

Many people also remember the scandal involving Christ Embassy and Sheraton Hotel some years ago when a member of the church, who worked at the Sheraton Hotel, stole money from his employers and gave it to Christ Embassy. But when Sheraton approached the church for reimbursement, the church allegedly claimed that the money had been given to God and could not be refunded.

Many also excoriated Pastor Chris some years ago when the church began collecting gate fees from members for their New Year Eve’s Service.

More recently, Oyakhilome came under attack after he claimed that Christians were free to self service because it was not a sin.

But the latest scandal involving Anita and Chris, who have two daughters, seems to threaten the very existence of one of the biggest churches in Nigeria.

Christ Embassy runs several arms including the Healing School, Rhapsody of Realities, and an N.G.O called the Innercity Missions as well as three Christian television channels: LoveWorld TV, LoveWorld SAT and LoveWorld Plus.

IK Osakioduwa Appears In His First Nollywood Movie — Black Silhouette


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The tall lanky and quite handsome popular radio and TV personality — IK Osakioduwa, seems to have kick started his Nollywood career.

He makes a debut appearance in Charles Uwagbai’s upcoming movie, Black Silhouette.

The story line is about a Senator Maro Oti played by Joke Silva, who plans to make history as the first female Governor in Nigeria.

Determined to clean her cupboard, she appoints biographer Eric Mobumba as played by IK Osakioduwa who learns about her ugly past.

Femi Jacobs, Ivie Okujaye, Jude Orhorha and Grace Ofre are other acts featured in the movie.

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Joan Rivers To Be Out Of Coma Soon


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According to reports reaching me, the ‘Fashion Police’ anchor — Joan Rivers might be out of her coma soon.

Doctors say that she is greatly improving and they have begun taking the comedian out of a medically induced coma, but fear she could be left with permanent brain damage or in a wheelchair.

Her daughter Melissa said on Sunday the actress’s family are “keeping our fingers crossed,” as they slowly wake her up – a process which will take until Tuesday.

‘There is real concern that the part of the brain that controls motor skills may have been compromised leaving her as either a vegetable or in a wheelchair,’ a source close to the family told the New York Daily News.

The 81 year old comedian has been in hospital since Thursday, when she suffered cardiac arrest after her breathing stopped during a vocal cord procedure at a Manhattan clinic. My fingers are crossed here too. So sad.

Check Out What Tiwa Savage And Chris Brown Now Have In Common!


Yes! She is our own Nigerian Diva! Tiwa Savage now has a new bodyguard! Now, there is no big deal in having a new bodyguard but this bodyguard is unique because he used to be

Chris Brown’s bodyguard!

He has resumed work quickly as he was seen with her at the NEA Awards in New York.

She announced this on her Instagram Page tooo….

Doro Tiwa Diva!

I tried ‘dating’ Genevieve Nnaji but it didn’t work – Banky W


Banky-WBanky W opened up about his relationship status, people he’s had crushes on and girls he’s never dated in an interview with RubbinMinds, a program on Channels TV.

The singer admitted that he had a huge crush on Genevieve and tried his luck with her but it didn’t work out.

He says, “I tried but Genevieve is Genevieve. I had a big crush on her at one point but now we are really cool friends”.

Banky W also revealed his crush on singer Niyola at the beginning of his career saying he couldn’t ask her out because she was in a relationship and when she finally became single, he’d already signed her to his record label and had assumed a big brother role in her life. According to him, the crush died.

He also revealed that he will be taking 2 and a half months off music to pursue a course in directing/film-making in New York in September.

Fintiri Can Participate In Primaries For Adamawa Elections


Following disqualification of the Acting Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, announced on August 30, 2014, Saturday, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made a U-turn on the following day.

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According to the report by Leadership, Fintiri was cleared by PDP’s appeal panel on Sunday and would be able to contest in the party’s primary elections scheduled for September 6, 2014, Saturday.

Commenting on the first decision, the leader of screening committee Ibrahim Mantu referred to Section 191 (2) of the Constitution 1999. He said that the decision to disqualify Fintiri was base on the fact that his duty as the acting governor was to ensure the conduct of hitch-free elections, and not to take part in the race.

 

However, James Manager, the leader of 13-member appeal panel, announced that Fintiri was cleared, as the position of Mantu-led committee was not right, because “the provisions of the constitutions does not affect the applicant.”

“We are issuing a provisional clearance to the applicant. Almost all of us are meeting the acting governor for the first time and the decision to clear him was taken based on what was before us,” the head of appeal member concluded.

In his earlier comments Fintiri expressed dissatisfaction with the initial decision. But he did not give up, saying “I think they (the panel) will do justice to what I have come to ask from them.”

It would be noted that the winner of primaries will bear the flag of Nigeria’s ruling party on October 11, when before-term governorship election takes place. The polls become possible following the impeachment of Governor Murtala Nyako by the State House on July 15, 2014.

The battle between PDP candidates will be fierce and intense, as Awwal Tukur, Ahmed Gulak, Nuhu Ribadu and nine others have collected PDP’s nomination for upcoming elections.

Man Hires Assassins To Kill Ex-Wife


A man, Abiodun Atinuke, who was jilted by his wife, six months after their marriage,  has hired the works of assassins to kill his ex-wife in Lagos.

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PM News reports that Abiodun Atinuke,an indigene of Ogun State got married to Eniola but six months later, they broke up. The 34 year old Atinuke related his story of disappointment which pushed him into doing what he did.

Atinuke who married Ilorin, Kwara state born  Eniola said trouble started when he noticed that his wife was behaving strangely, and then, seconded her strange attitudes with coming home way too late at nights. His fears were however confirmed were he said he caught his wife with her lover. Atinuke said when he asked his wife about the issue, she was not remorseful but she just packed all her loads and moved to her lover’s place.

This, as he explained, was what made him to hire assassins to go to 15, Ogunmokun Street, Mushin, Lagos, where Eniola lives and asked her to be killed. Eniola who manage to escape the assassination, reported the matter to the Police at Olosan Division. Atinuke, who confirmed during investigation that he hired assassins to kill his ex-wife has been arrested and charged before Ijeshatedo Magistrates’ Court sitting in Lagos State, western Nigeria, for allegedly hiring assassins to kill his ex-wife.

Furthermore,  Atinuke was charged before the court for conspiracy and conduct likely to breach public peace, while the hired assassins he employed have fled away. Although he pleaded guilty at the court of law, the presiding magistrate, Mrs. Abegunde Davis, granted him bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.  Atinuke was however remanded in prison custody at Kirikiri, Lagos pending when he will perfect his bail conditions.

It would be recalled that just recently, a man, Sadina Yusuf, strangled his wife to death in Oyo state.

Amaechi Replies Alamieyeseigha On Jonathan


Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has dismissed the call by former Bayelsa State Governor Diepreye Alamieyeseigha  for him to beg President Goodluck Jonathan and return to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Alamieyeseigha, who was convicted for money laundering but later granted pardon by Jonathan had made the call at the weekend.

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The PDP chieftain said: “I think there is no problem between Governor Amaechi and  President Goodluck Jonathan. I think Amaechi should be humble enough to go to the President and say, ‘I am sorry’, because he has no place to go.

“A child that is not respectful will also not deserve respect from anyone. I have spoken to both of them. Jonathan has no issues. President of Nigeria is very powerful. I even told Amaechi: the first entity you cannot fight is Almighty God and the second entity is the government(President Jonathan).

“No matter how you interpret it, nobody can fight government(Jonathan) successfully…Rivers State will never be surrendered to APC.”

While commenting on Alamieyeseigha’s statement, Governor Amaechi, in a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, David Iyofor, dismissed the call by the former governor.

Amaechi said the former Governor was trying to stand logic on its head and was not bold enough to tell the world what he(Alamieyeseigha) told Amaechi when he (Alamieyeseigha) came to talk about the President with him Amaechi.

“Yes, its true that Governor Amaechi does not have any personal issues with the President. And yes, when Chief Alamieyeseigha came to the governor to discuss this issue, he said that there is not much problem between the President and Governor Amaechi.

“But Alamieyeseigha wasn’t bold and courageous enough to say what he told the governor the problem is.

“He told Governor Amaechi that he cannot understand why President Jonathan cannot rein in, control or manage his wife. But for him to now go to the press to say something else is indeed most cowardly and timid of him,” the statement read.

Pastor Kumuyi Counsels Nigerians On Ebola


The General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi, has spoken once again on the outbreak of the Ebola virus in Nigeria.

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While speaking on Sunday, 31 August, 2014 during a worldwide satellite broadcast to members of  his church, Kumuyi urged Nigerians to develop good health habits to avoid contracting the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, EVD.

Kumuyi also challenged Nigerians to do more for their safety and health, aside praying.

 

“Many people have the idea that it is only prayer that gets them well and make them whole and healthy.

“If you look at the Scriptures, you will discover that there are a number of things that contribute to our healing and health.

“These things include our habits, holiness, hope, home, happiness, hospitality and hygiene,” Kumuyi said while speaking on the topic, ‘Healing and Health for the Whole Man’.

He also added that people should not neglect basic health rules that will keep them from contracting the Ebola Virus.

“Hygiene plays a great part in our health. The Ebola epidemic that people just recognised in Nigeria was first discovered in 1976. It’s been on for a long time.

“If you’re not hygienic, you can contract the disease. For example, If you don’t wash your hands often, or you stay with someone who has the disease, it is contagious; and if there is the passing of fluids from one person to another, you may also get it. But if you keep yourself hygienic, it keeps sicknesses from coming upon you. That’s why you read in the Old Testament, ‘touch not the unclean things’,” he added.

While quoting from Proverbs 13 verse 3, Kumuyi said the misuse of the tongue had also brought untold suffering and sickness on some people.

He urged sick folks to anchor their hope on Christ, adding that there was provision for their healing in the Scriptures if they believe.

 

The Ebola virus has claimed six casualties in Nigeria since a Liberian diplomat, Patrick Sawyer, imported it to Lagos on 20 July, 2014.

Only last week, over 160 people were place on observation in Port Harcourt, Rivers State after a medical doctor died in the state from Ebola disease to make it Nigeria’s sixth casualty.

Amal, Daughter Of John Fashanu Becomes BBC Star


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The beautiful and very sexy Amal Fashanu happens to be the young daughter of football legend, John Fashanu and Spanish Model, Marisol Acuna is currently on the rise for her documentary programmes on BBC 3.

The stunning beauty and her dad arrived UK on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 to pick up from where she stopped with her new BBC documentary.

A close sources revealed that the Fashanus had visited Nigeria to shoot some part of the documentary in Abuja, Nigeria where her dad was also interviewed.

Amal gained all the fame just after shooting Britain’s gay footballers, a documentary on her gay uncle, Justin Fashanu, who committed suicide after coming out to admit that he was gay.

Britain’s gay footballers earned the stylish presenter over 1.3 million viewers and standing tall as one of the BBC 3’s highest rating shows of the year.

A Glimpse At The Fabulous Life Of Africa’s Richest Pastor — Bishop David Oyedepo


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I came across this comprehensive report online about Nigeria’s David O. Oyedepo. The head Pastor of Living Faith Church, is one of the biggest names in the Church scene.

Read the report below: -

David O. Oyedepo is reported to be the richest pastor in Nigeria (by Wikipedia) affectionately called “Papa” by members of his congregation, born September 27, 1954.

He is a Nigerian Christian author, preacher, the founder and presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church World Wide, also known as Winners Chapel, and its affiliated international churches known as Winners Chapel International, with headquarters in Ogun State, Nigeria. Oyedepo is the senior pastor of Faith Tabernacle, a 50,000 seat church auditorium, reported to be the largest church auditorium in the world by the Guinness Book of Records

With the outstanding Canaanland reportedly worth over N90 billion, with diverse projects erected and revenue accrued from it, four jets valued at N25 billion, N15 billion on three universities and several other schools, a reported N250 billion housing estate when concluded, annual offering and tithes to the tune of N31.2 billion annually, 7million books estimated to have raked in N1billion, 400 buses worth N600 million, N10 billion Goshen City at Abuja and several other ventures have made him a pastor with uncommon grace for prosperity.

According to Wikianswers, Bishop Oyedepo is arguably the richest pastor in Africa. The church he founded in 1981 has grown in leaps and bounds. The ministry now has over 2000 satellite branches and present in 60 countries and reportedly boasts of over one million members worldwide and several others via outreaches.

The Bishop entered the Guinness Book of World Records in 2008, when he became the pastor of the largest worship centre in the world, with a sitting capacity of 50,000 and an overflow of 250,000 in Canaanland, Ota, Ogun State.

“The international headquarters of Winners Chapel is called Faith Tabernacle. It covers about 70 acres (280,000 m2) and is built inside an over 10,500-acre (42 km2) church complex called Canaanland, the international headquarters of the ministry in Ota, a suburb of Lagos. The building took 12 months to be completed. The foundation laying held on August 29, 1998 and the announcement of the time frame of one year for the building project was announced on September 13, 1998, by Bishop Oyedepo at the Iyana Ipaja church while work began on September 18, 1998. The dedication of the building held on September 19, 1999 with 97,800 faithful in attendance. Faith Tabernacle is presently the largest church building in the world, with a sitting capacity of 50,400 people and an outside overflow capacity of over 250,000, with four services every Sunday.

Construction completed in Canaanland till date is estimated to be not less than $600 million (N90 billion) with an additional Canaan City Estate currently under construction which will be the largest housing estate in Africa and easily one of the largest in the world with 15,000 housing units and at a cost of N250 billion or $1.6 billion. This is part of a grander scheme of 150,000 houses to be built by the church.”

It was also learn’t that an average of N100 million offering and N500 million tithe are offered weekly. The estimate was that if a worshipper pays at least N100 during their four services weekly on Sunday, their over one million members would have paid N100 million. And an average of 500,000 of the worshippers fulfilling their tithes every Sunday with an average of N1,000 is N5 million. If we add the offering and tithe annually that’s N600 million times 52 weeks and that’s N31.2 billion annually. But note that even an individual at times paid several millions on a Sunday as tithe,” a source divulged.

As an educationist, Bishop David Oyedepo’s mission currently pioneers the establishment of educational institutions at all levels in and outside Nigeria, including the widely established Hebron or Covenant University with over 7,000 students as well as Faith Academy with 1,500 students both in Canaanland. Covenant University was well documented in a Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) documentary on Nigeria’s 50th Independence Anniversary because of landmark achievements in its few years of existence. Covenant University was adjudged the best private university in Nigeria in 2005, and one of the goals of the institution is to be among the best 10 in the world by or before 2020.

According to Bishop Oyedepo, “Covenant University is not just an institution, it is a revolution in education.”

Faith Academy on the other hand placed fourth of all secondary schools in Nigeria during the 2010 Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE). The second university of the church known as Landmark University in Omu Aran, Kwara State, was approved by the Nigerian Government in March 2011 and immediately resumed academic activities the same month with about 1000 students. Construction at Landmark University is estimated to be in the realm of at least $50 million (N7 billion) so far, while Bishop Oyedepo insists that ‘spending continues’. Landmark University (LU) has the mandate of spearheading an agrarian revolution in Nigeria. Bishop David Oyedepo stated in August 2010 that it takes a ride of more than 100km to go around the walls of Landmark University. Landmark University is 1,400 acres. The third and Fourth one under construction is Crown University in Calabar, Cross River State and Kings University, Abuja. There are strong plans for about three more universities across Africa – Ghana, Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya as announced by Bishop Oyedepo during Shiloh 2007.

1,000 acres have already been acquired for the University in Ghana, while 300 hectares (about 750 acres) have been acquired for the Congo university and this is going to be a French speaking university. Recently, President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia appealed to the World Mission Agency (WMA) of the Living Faith Church to build a university in The Gambia.

Some other projects that were announced during the initial foundation laying in Canaanland in 1999, include a towering administrative headquarters and a 500 bed hospital among many other projects.

Winners’ Chapel also runs a chain of about 30 secondary schools and over 50 primary and nursery schools in Nigeria. The secondary schools are known as Faith Academies except those within the universities known as Covenant University and Landmark University Secondary Schools respectively. The nursery and primary schools are known as Kingdom Heritage Model Schools (KHMS). Some of the secondary schools are in Badagry, Iyana Ipaja, Ibadan, Asaba, Kaduna, Ilorin and Osogbo. The mission is presently working on building at least a secondary school each in every country in Africa.

The Winners Chapel currently has a Goshen City which is a camp like Canaanland in Abuja and is along kilometre 26, Abuja-Keffi Road. It has an ultra-modern auditorium which accommodates over 15,000 and a secondary school, Faith Academy, a youth centre as well as Kingdom Heritage Model School (nursery and primary) which were all dedicated on October 2, 2010. The auditorium is a replica of the Faith Tabernacle. Goshen is complete with a dual-carriage way running through the 740 acre facility with street lightning as well as a housing estate with over 45 housing units among others and all these were constructed in only 15 months. There are plans for a university to be built in Goshen. Goshen is now the mission headquarters of the Living Faith Church. It is worth over N15 billion.

All over Nigeria and Africa, Winners Chapel has a lot of architectural masterpieces which emphasize utility. The use of pillars in their auditorium are de-emphasized as these enable every worshipper to have visual access to the altar. Some of these masterpieces are Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Goshen, along Km 26 Abuja-Keffi Expressway, the old site of Winners Chapel in Durumi, Abuja, built in 6 months; Garden of Faith, Kaduna, Winners Chapel, Kano, Winners Chapel, Benue and Winners Chapel, Nairobi (Wonderland), Kenya to mention a few. Winners Chapel, Nairobi is the largest church auditorium in East and Central Africa and the auditorium sits 20,000. Reportedly worth N3.5 billion, it was dedicated in April 20, 2013.

Other assets of the church include four aircraft (Gulfstream 1, 2 and 4 and a Lear jet) currently each of the Gulfsteam worth N8 billion. That’s N24 billion while the Lear jet a old one was worth N1billion.

During a Powerhouse Meeting in April 1982, David Oyedepo listed seven areas where God had spoken to him concerning the future of the ministry. He stated that, “At the base of the commission will be a tent which will sit 50,000 people”. He stated that very soon there will be millions gathering at the base to listen to the gospel. He added that he saw them flying with the gospel on wings which showed that soon the ministry will have her own aircraft. He added that the whole world will soon be able to hear the message of the commission from the base. At that time, the internet as we know it today was not in view. At the inception of the ministry, David Oyedepo got instruction to commit the spoken word into writing with the same measure of proof. This led to the establishment of the Dominion Publishing House which won the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Gold Award in 1996, and has produced over 7 million books till date.

Every December, Winners’ Chapel holds its annual prophetic gathering, called Shiloh. The annual Shiloh and normal church services at the Faith Tabernacle can be viewed online real time approximately, over 500,000 people attend the Shiloh and if each of them spent at least 2000 at the six days event, that’s an average of N1 billion.

Though nobody can truly estimate the net worth of Bishop David Olaniyi Oyedepo, but the current estimate is around 600 billion naira.

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Report Accuses “Trigger-Happy” Nigerian Security Of Mass Killings Of Civilians


A report by French Institute for Research in Africa says that the Nigerian security “unable to maintain law professionally” killed thousands of country civilians within the last 8-year-period.

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According to the study carried out by the Institute in cooperation with the Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme, the military, police and security “are trigger-happy and unable to maintain law and order professionally and peacefully”, Premium Times refers to the research. It was also stated that the more the mentioned forces intervene in civilian protests, the more blood is shed.

Proving the statements with the statistical data, the researches said:

“The police, for instance, killed in 1,561 of 2,707 lethal incidents where it intervened in 2006–2014, an annual average of 58% lethal interventions that peaked at 80% in 2013–2014. The proportion is quite similar (57%) if we take into account all government security forces for the period 2006–2014, including the army, the secret services, customs, immigration, and civil defence.”

The study attributed such outcome to “the culture of violence and impunity within the security forces” adding that “the pattern is too systematic to permit us think that this so-called “collateral damage” consisted of unfortunate mistakes”.

Reason for violent deaths in the country 

The report stated that within the 2006-2014 period, accidents, crime, political clashes, and ethno-religious fighting were the main causes of violent deaths, which total 60,858 in these 8 years. While the initial main causes of violence were road accidents, starting from 2014 the situation changed, with the escalation of the North-East conflict and the increasing number of fatalities associated with it.

However besides Boko Haram, accidents are by far the main cause of violent deaths in Nigeria.

“Cars are responsible for most fatalities, followed by fires and explosions, other accidents (plane crash, boat mishap, animal attack, electrocution, drowning, suffocation, building collapse), and natural disasters.”

The highest number of such accidents takes place in Lagos, but due to the policy employed by Lagos State Governor Raju Fashola the situation improved, research provides.

The second major reason for violent deaths in the country is crime, with centers in Lagos, Rivers and Plateau states.

The report concludes that with the rise of insurgency in Nigeria’s north, Borno state is becoming the most insecure place in the country. Meanwhile Sokoto and Jigawa have lowest homicide rates in the north and Ekiti, Osun, and Akwa Ibom – in the south.

Obasanjo’s Niece Pregnant At 64


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s niece, Mrs Kikelomo Anubi is currently pregnant with her first child at the age of 64.

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Kike who has been married for 28-years, has been without child and she has been looking up to God for a miracle.

Speaking in a recent interview with City People magazine about being an expectant mother at such an old age, she said: “I am pregnant and permit me to tell you that by next year when I have my baby I will be 65. I have been married for 28 years. It may amaze you that I got pregnant in a natural way. I didn’t do IVF. I have done IVF before at a popular hospital on the island and it failed. In fact, an uncle of mine who is a top shot paid for it. I almost lost my life but God intervened.”

Mrs Kikelomo who is one of the worshipers at the popular Lagos church, Christ Revival Victory Chapel International, owned by late Prophet Elijah Iretiola Ajanaku, shocked the entire congregation when she revealed that she was pregnant at 64.

On her relationship with Olusegun Obasanjo, she revealed:

He is my Uncle and somebody I respect so much. My mum is his elder sister and if you look at my face, you will see the resemblance. I am also from Owu.”

New Ebola Virus Case Confirmed in Nigeria


Nigeria has a third confirmed case of Ebola. On the 1st of September the health minister stated that now there 3 confirmed Ebola cases, 16 infections and approaximately 200 people under surveillance. 

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On the last week of summer Port Harcourt`s doctor died after contacting of the man who was the first recorded case of the virus. That showed that the virus of Ebola is not defeated in Nigeria. And that the virus can occur in any of its parts anytime.

The case in Port Harcourt declares that all efforts of protection can be useless. In July government acted quickly to protect its nation. The isolation ward was created and all of contacts were strictly monitored. It is rumored, that one of Sawyer’s contacts in Lagos managed to get to the Port Harcourt.

The person recovered from the virus of Ebola but infected the doctor. The third victim of evil virus is a female patient from the same hospital as the doctor.

The minister of health Onyebuchi Chukwu during his press-conference stated that all 72 people in Lagos are still under suspicion of having an Ebola virus. As for the Port Harcourt he admitted:

“Two other contacts of the late Port Harcourt doctor, one of the doctors who managed him and a pharmacy technician working in the doctor’s hospital, are symptomatic and have been admitted to the isolation ward in Rivers”

 

 

This outbreak of Ebola is the worst ever. For now it killed approximately 1,550 people, and continues to infect.  World Health Organization prognoses that there could be more than 20,000 people infected.

Soldier Shoots High Court Judge, Son In Kaduna


Justice Hajara Gwadah of the Kaduna State high court and her son, Saminu Gwadah, were on Sunday shot by a soldier in full Nigerian army fatigues, at the junction of Ali Akilu and Alkali roads by SCOA, in Kaduna metropolis, Kaduna State.

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According to Leadership, the husband of the high court judge and former legal adviser of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Barrister Bitrus Gwadah, who confirmed the tragedy, said it occurred at about 9.am while his wife and son were on their way to church.

“My son was driving, and in front was a civilian car which was itself following a jeep/Toyota Hilux full of armed army personnel. My son, as were the two vehicles in front of him, was slowing down for traffic control. Suddenly, he saw a soldier in the open jeep, which was beginning to turn into Alkali road, cock his gun and shoot at him” he said.

Barrister Gwadah further revealed that after his son had managed to pull over the car following the shock he suffered at the moment. It was observed that the car bonnet was smoking, and when it was opened it was discovered that the bullet had destroyed the radiator, the compressor, part of the engine block and some other mechanical parts.

He added that the vehicle conveying the soldiers also pulled over on Alkali road, where two armed soldiers in battle mode approached them and said they were too close and warned them not to try it again. He said the soldiers went back to their jeep and zoomed off.

 

Meanwhile, the state has been violent ridden for some time now following the activities of insurgents in the Northern part of the country. It would be recalled that on August 6, 2014, Policemen in Unguwar Rimi area of  Kaduna state, also shot dead a 21-year-old female student of the School of Science and Health Technology, identified as Fauziyya Sulaiman. Also on August 7, 2014, suspected Fulani gunmen reportedly launched an attack on Gimi Dogara village, Sanga Local Government Area of the state, killing at least four people.

Group Takes Jonathan’s Campaign To U.S


A pan-Igbo socio cultural group, South-East Amalgamation For Jonathan/Sambo, rooting for the president’s re-election has taken the 2015 campaign train to the United States of America.

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The group’s head of delegation and national co-ordinator, Nze Elvis Agukwe, who made this known to Daily Independent, also assured that it would gather the required support for the president during the poll.

He disclosed that a high-powered delegation which has already departed Nigeria to attend this year’s World Igbo Congress convention in the United States would make sure no stone is left unturned in ensuring that Igbos all across the globe are mobilise for Jonathan’s re-election.

Agukwe further explained that the mission of the group is to present to Ndigbo in the Diaspora, the numerous achievements that have so far taken place in Igboland, courtesy Jonathan-led administration.

Although there are strong indications that President Goodluck Jonathan will contest in the 2015 presidential election, but he is yet to officially make his ambition public.

 

It would be recalled that the Presidency had earlier hinted that President Goodluck Jonathan would soon declare his intention to seek re-election during the 2015 presidential election, after the poll has been scheduled for February 14 next year by the Independent National Electoral Commission.  Other groups and organisations had also been calling on the President to make his intention known, especially the Ijaw people, the kinsmen of the President.

Divorce Saga Gets Messier As Anita Oyakhilome’s Name Is Removed From Church Website


The divorce saga between Pastors Chris and Anita Oyakhilome of Christ Embassy Church has worsened.
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On Sunday, two days after it was reported that Anita Oyakhilome had filed for divorce, Christ Embassy deleted her pictures and personal information from its official website, http://www.christembassy.org.

Many describe the action as the beginning of a process to shut her out of the church, after she accused her husband of “adultery” and “unreasonable behaviours” in a divorce suit filed in London last April but only made public on Friday.

Christ Embassy’s new website now shows only Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, with a broad smile welcoming his followers to the month of August, and tagging it, ‘Month of Praise’.

In the message on the website, Oyakhilome also urges his followers to “rejoice for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

Also, on the website of the Rhapsody of Realities, a daily devotional co-authored by the esrtwhile couple, there’s nothing to show that Anita is still recognised as the only visible face on the website among the family members is that of her husband.

It was too early to know if the September edition of the Rhapsody of Realities still has the photographs of both the pastor and his wife as it used to be.

In the past, when the going was good, Anita and Chris Oyakhilome held hands on the church website and smiled broadly. They projected the image of a perfect couple.

But checks at the weekend revealed that there is confusion in the church following the divorce suit filed by Anita to end her over two decades marriage to the founder of Christ Embassy Church.

In the past, Pastor Chris headed the Nigerian branch of the church, though he travelled to other branches occasionally, while Anita headed the branch in London and its environs.

Christ Embassy and its founder have been embroiled in a myriad of controversies in the past. In 2010, Oyakhilome was accused of engineering a money laundering scheme in Nigeria, and questions swirled around his finances because of his glamorous lifestyle.

Many pastors and theologians also excoriated Oyakhilome for his “New Creation” doctrine—a form of gnosticism that says after a person becomes a Christian, any sin they commit is only in the body and will not affect the spirit.

In 2008, Oyakhilome’s reputation as a faith healer was tarnished badly in Johannesburg, South Africa, when a man told a Soweto newspaper that Christ Embassy offered him more than $1,200 to sit in a wheelchair and pretend to be crippled until Oyakhilome prayed for him.

“The man went to the media instead of taking the money, sparking concerns that healings were being faked to impress growing crowds,” said Lee Grady in an article in 2012 published by Charisma Magazine.

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has also been a target of criticism by the Treatment Action Campaign for his support of faith healing to cure HIV.

Allegations that Christ Embassy members are reportedly being forced to give huge sums of money in offerings with the biggest donors receiving the biggest awards have left many people concerned.
Many Nigerians have also alleged that the church operates like a cult and pressures members to marry only within Christ Embassy.

Many people also remember the scandal involving Christ Embassy and Sheraton Hotel some years ago when a member of the church, who worked at the Sheraton Hotel, stole money from his employers and gave it to Christ Embassy. But when Sheraton approached the church for reimbursement, the church allegedly claimed that the money had been given to God and could not be refunded.
Many also excoriated Pastor Chris some years ago when the church began collecting gate fees from members for their New Year Eve’s Service.

More recently, Oyakhilome came under attack after he claimed that Christians were free to self service because it was not a sin.

But the latest scandal involving Anita and Chris, who have two daughters, seems to threaten the very existence of one of the biggest churches in Nigeria.

Christ Embassy runs several arms including the Healing School, Rhapsody of Realities, and an N.G.O called the Innercity Missions as well as three Christian television channels: LoveWorld TV, LoveWorld SAT and LoveWorld Plus.

The church is scattered all over the world, including in the United Kingdom, the United States, South America and the whole of Europe.

Stories about women bringing men of God down are not new. In 1988, Jimmy Swaggart, a famous American preacher was implicated in a s*x scandal involving a prostitute that resulted initially in his suspension, and ultimately defrocking, by the Assemblies of God.

Three years later, Swaggart was implicated in another scandal involving a prostitute. As a result, Swaggart’s ministry became non-affiliated, non-denominational and significantly smaller than it was before the scandals.

Ebola: Female doctor tests positive in Port Harcourt


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A female doctor who was on admission at the Green Hart hospital where late Port Harcourt doctor, Iyke Enemoah, was treated after he got infected with the deadly virus by an ECOWAS official, has tested positive to Ebola.

Minister of Health, Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu revealed this today September 1st during a meeting of the National Emergency Council on Ebola outbreak in Nigeria. Continue…

Speaking with all Commissioners for Health in Nigeria, Prof. Chukwu said the doctor who tested positive to Ebola is now being treated at the Ebola isolation ward in Rivers state.

This recent confirmation brings to three the number of confirmed Ebola cases in Rivers state; the index case which is the ECOWAS official, Oluibukun Koye; the late Dr Iyke Enemoah who died on Friday August 22nd and the recently diagnosed female doctor.

Prof Chukwu said more cases of the Ebola Virus Disease were still being expected in Rivers state.

Wizkid finally addresses recent beef with Davido


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In an interview with Olisa Adibua on his new TV program called The Truth, Wizkid opened up on his recent beef with Davido. Below is what he said;

“That situation was just so funny to me because we were all on the same flight. I got back, I was really tweeting about my show. I was talking about myself. I had a show in New Yorkbefore that, that was like a year ago, or two years ago, it was sold out, sound was bad, venue we used was crazy….it was f**ked up. I land for airport nah, I was going to my hotel, drove through the venue, I saw my name in lights, and I saw my venue and I was like “Wow! This is me?” Came down, took a picture , posted it – I do proper shows, proper venues. People started catching feelings” Continue…
“Everyone should be mad at that. If that was the case, then everyone like Iyanya, everyone that has done shows in the US should say something.

“When I saw that, it was funny. It was all just play. I no get time abeg. I do proper shows. So if you get mad at that, that means, why you mad? You don’t do proper shows, proper venues? Why are you mad? I wasn’t talking about nobody. I was promoting my show. I feel like if I’m doing something for myself, happy about my success and you are hating at my success, I don’ know what to say to you. Should I consider you as a friend or foe? I don’t know”

When Olisa asked him if he would consider Davido as a friend, Wizkid said…

“Me I’m cool with everybody. I’m easy with everyone. If you don’t come at me, I won’t come at you. If you pray for me, I pray for you. If you swear for me, I go swear make God punish you! “

I have a 3 year old son. I have more important issues to deal with in my life. I have real life problems. I’m not into no beefs. I’m just trying to survive. Live my life!

He also said his new album will be his last with EME.

“I don’t wear artificial nails because I cook every day for my hubby ” – Shade Okoya


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In an interview with City People mag this week, Shade Okoya, the billionaire wife of business mogul, Chief Rasaq Okoya, said she doesn’t fix artificial nails because she cooks for her 74 year old husband everyday. Asked whether she still makes his meals, she said

“Yes! And that is everyday. I must enter the kitchen everyday. I make sure he is well taken care of. My husband likes varieties so I don’t just cook one food. He takes them in bit. This is one of the reasons you will never see me with artificial nails. I have never done that” Shade revealed.

Ebola: Six persons under surveillance in Enugu now free


The Commissioner of Health in Enugu State, Dr George Eze on Monday disclosed that the state has been totally cleared of any suspected case of Ebola Virus Disease.

Six persons, who had contact with the nurse that treated late Liberia Ebola Virus victim, Patrick Sawyer, were earlier put under surveillance.

The Federal Government had last month announced that a nurse, who was under surveillance over the Ebola Virus Disease escaped from Lagos to Enugu and made contacts with some persons in the state.

However, speaking during the opening ceremony of a 2 Week Certificate Course organised by the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu in collaboration with the West African College of Nursing held at Nondon Hotel, Enugu, Eze said the six persons have been cleared.

The commissioner, who was represented by the Director of Medical Services in the state ministry of health, Dr Ndubuisi Ejeh, stressed the need for people to keep their environments neat.

He also disclosed that there was need to continue sensitization on Ebola Virus and advised people to ensure that they washed their hands after hand shakes.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Medical Director of the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu, Dr. Jojo Onwukwe averred that they had continued with the culture of organising in-house seminars and workshops, adding that the development had so far repositioned the staff towards effective service delivery.

According to him, it was no longer arguable that their staff welfare had been given unprecedented attention, “with the ongoing construction in the hospitals”.

“Since my assumption of office, we have reiterated our vision and mission statement for Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, New Heaven Enugu, not only in words, but in all action as well.

“The events that have unfolded in the past year are enough evidence of our commitment in lifting this institution to olympian height.

“Being the first Eastern Neuropsychiatric Hospital in the country long before some of these other hospital, gives it a prestigious pedigree respected all over the country.

“Indeed, it’s products are it’s pride: properly tutored, well baked and sound and in knowledge, with 12 consultants, 24 readers and more than 315 senior nurses as well as students undergoing training in the hospital”, he stated.

In his inaugural lecture, Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Mba Agu Mba had disclosed that his administration had given priority to the health sector.

Orji further stated that his administration had constructed 710 Primary Health centers and commended the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital for initiating the event.

Photos: Police and Okada men face off at Mile 2


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Okada men and police men faced off this morning in the Mile 2 area of Lagos. Still trying to find out what exactly happened but according to an eye-witness, the Okada men started it by throwing rocks at the police after they were stopped from passing a particular road. Details later. Continue to see more exclusive photos…

Comedian Okey Bakassi & wife celebrate 13 years of married life


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Comedian Okey Onyegbule aka Okey Bakassi and his wife, Zizi, are celebrating 13 years of married life today September 1st. Okey took to his instagram to send a sweet anniversary message to his wife. The couple are blessed with three children. Happy anniversary to them!

UNILAG Chief Security Officer assasinated at beer parlour


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The head of operations, Security Unit of the University of Lagos, Sunday Adejumo, was killed on Friday August 29th by suspected assassins at a beer parlor on Oyenuga street, behind St Finbarrs str., Akoka, Lagos.Adejumo, 50, was drinking with some friends at a beer parlour called Daniel’s Place when three men walked up to him, dragged him off his chair, stabbed him before they shot him dead.

Narrating what transpired the night he was killed, a resident of the area who spoke anonymously with Punch said it is believed that he was killed by some cultist
“When the gang got in, they went to where he was sitting. They had different weapons, ranging from cutlasses to guns. One of them went to him, hit him in the chest and he fell down. He then brought out a gun and shot him point blank. On the table where he was drinking with his friends were a pay slip, his ATM cards and his car key.”
Police sources say his body was taken to the Yaba mortuary. Meanwhile the three friends he went to the beer parlor with as well as the owner of the beer parlor are now being interrogated.
Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Lelma Kolle, said the unknown gunmen actually tried to escape with the deceased car after they killed him
“Investigations revealed that the man parked his car a distance away from where he was drinking. The police also discovered that there was a blood stain on the car and the car key was found within the vicinity, also with blood stains. This can only mean that after they killed him, they attempted to go away with his car. They actually succeeded in opening the car because there were blood stains on the car seat. But the car did not move because of the security system in it. The owner of the bar has been arrested and he has made statements. We cannot categorically say whether this was a robbery or an assassination plot. The matter is still under investigation.” he said

The management of the University of Lagos is yet to make a statement on the incident.

Enyeama withdraws from Super Eagles squad to face Congo, South Africa


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Super Eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama, has pulled out of the squad that will face Congo DR and South Africa, in the 2015 African Nations Cup qualifying matches this month.The Lille stopper, who said he was considering his international future after the World Cup this year, explained he was withdrawing for family reasons.

“I spoke to the coach and explained to him why I couldn’t make it,” Enyeama told ColinUdoh.com on Monday.

“I have some very pressing family issues to attend to at this time and it’s important for me to be there with my family at this time.”

Enyeama, who is expected to be named as Nigeria’s new captain, however says he will be available if he is needed in future.

He said: “I’ve told the coach that I will be available in future. But this time, I need to be there for my family.”

Nigeria will play Congo on September 6 and South Africa on September 10

Boko Haram invades Bama, meets resistance from Nigerian troops


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Boko Haram militants this morning September 1st launched an attack on Bama, the largest city in Borno state with the aim of taking over the town. According to reports, the sect men arrived the town and started shooting mortars, RPGs and hurling grenades but they were fiercely resisted by Nigerian troops stationed in the village. According to Sahara Reporters, a fierce battle is currently going on there between the sect men and Nigerian troops.

The Emir of Bama and many of the residents have fled the city to the state capital, Maiduguri, to avoid being caught up in the crossfire. Bama is a very strategic city in Borno state with a lot of military hardware and it is believed that if the sect men capture Bama, it will be very easy for them to move into the state capital, Maiduguri.

Borno: Boko Haram abandons caliphate in Gwoza, storms Bama


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Following the ongoing military offensive against the Islamic sect, Boko Haram, over the capture of GWOZA local government in Borno state, and making it an Islamic caliphate, the sect members have abandoned the caliphate, DailyPost can report.

Over five thousand people from Bama, Konduga local government areas have fled their homes in the early hours of Monday as Boko Haram militants who fled from Gwoza are making effort to enter Bama.

The multitude who gathered along the Maiduguri, Bama road and in front of the University of Maiduguri told ABC News that, the Boko Haram fighters storm their towns in the early hours of Monday, at about 5am.

With the latest development, it’s clear that Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state is gradually coming close to being atatcked by the Islamic terrorists group, Boko Haram.

A Commander of the terrorists group who captured GWOZA town in Borno state and Madagali in Adamawa state told residents that were being held hostage that they were warming up to attack Maiduguri.

According to a source, the insurgents in Madagali have over 50 Hilux vehicles and 11 Armored Personnel Carriers, which they have seized from the Military in GWOZA and other operatives.

The source who was among government officials who took relief materials to victims in Madagali also said that, a Commander, called Abu Suleiman also told the people that, they are going to march to Maiduguri when they are ready.

“He said, they have over 16,000 fighters from different camps in Marte, Ngamboru Ngala and Dikwa in the north of Borno. GWOZA and Madagale in southeastern part of Borno, Damboa, Hawul in southern Borno and Buni Yadi in Yobe state from western part of Borno. They hope to capitalize on their population to capture Maiduguri from all sides.” He told DailyPost

Also, a top security official told this reporter last week to relocate family members out of the state capital in view of the unfolding situation, which has continued to give residents of Maiduguri sleepless nights.

It was also observed that, there is fear among Christian communities and other residents over the advancement and takeover of Dikwa, a local government, which is about 100 kilometers from Maiduguri, the state capital.

2015: Reject Sentimental Politicians – Baba Ahmed Urges Nigerians


Hakeem-Baba-AhmedAhead of the 2015 general election, a former interim chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, has advised Nigerians not to vote politicians who are polarising the country along religious lines.

Speaking at the induction, award and graduation ceremony organised by Institute of Public Speaking, Nigeria at the weekend in Kaduna, Baba-Ahmed, who was a onetime INEC secretary, also said Nigerians have every reason to be angry because their leaders have failed them.

“Sentimental politicians will come to campaign on the basis of religion, say ‘no’ to them. When they come to seek your mandate for another four years, ask them that, is it now they know you exist after Boko Haram have taken over part of the country, killed many innocent souls; yet government, which is saddled with the responsibility of protecting lives and property of citizens cannot do anything. We want to see an end to activities of Boko Haram, insecurity and corruption among others because what is affecting the Christians is affecting the Muslims and vice versa”, he said.

Baba-Ahmed, therefore, advised Nigerians to ensure that only merit and sincerity of purpose count in electing leaders to steer the affairs of the country for another four years come 2015

Shan George clashes with son’s music promoters


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Serious feud has ensued between popular Nollywood star, Shan George and the London-based music promotion outfit of his son, Jaga Babylynn Promotions, over the release of Jaga’s new single titled, Edo Boy.

The young man is infuriated and surprised that his mother and his promotion company are fighting over his song.
He expressed his feeling in a chat with Tribune.

“I am doing good music, the two ladies, my mom and promoter should be dancing instead of fighting.” He said.

It is purported that the fight started when Shan accused the promotion company of releasing the new single without her knowledge as the boy’s Manager.

However, the company gave their reason for not bringing her into the picture before the said song was released.

“The song wasn’t given to the artiste’s (Jaga) manager before release because “When we released Jaga’s other song ‘Mboro’ two months ago, Shan George gave out the song to too many people before release date, and that affected the monitoring and the progress on the song out there. That is the reason our company decided not to give out the song to anyone before release date.” They said.

Student Of Fed. Poly Nekede Sells Her Baby For N620,000


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A female student of the Federal Polytechnic Nekede , named Vivian Iwuji who gave birth to a baby boy on August 2, 2014 has with the assistance of her boyfriend, one Obinna Ugochukwu sold the baby for the sum of N620,000.

The plot was however discovered as the buyer, identified as Ehegalara Edwin was arrested by the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit of the Imo State Police Command, Owerri and the baby rescued.

DailySun reports that Vivian’s father, Mr Patrick Iwuji told the police that he and his wife were aware that their daughter, Vivian was pregnant.

“She told us that she was going to the hospital to deliver and when we visited her, we asked her about the baby. She told us that the baby was dead. I didn’t believe her and there was no trace that my daughter’s baby was dead. I had to report to the police. Later the case was transferred to the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit for investigation. It was there that my own daughter with her boyfriend confessed that they sold the baby boy in the sum of N620,000 to one Ehegalara Edwin.”

It was tears of joy on August 11, 2014 at the Police Headquarters, Owerri when the Commissioner of Police, Mr Abdulmajid Ali handed the baby over to Mr. Iwuji.

KWAM 1 Shows Everyone His New Born Baby In USA


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On August 8, King of Fuji, Wasiu Ayinde Marshall ‘KWAM 1’ and his wife welcomed a baby girl at St Bernard Hospital in Chicago.

The Fuji maestro immediately took a flight to join the mother and child in America; he was quick to show off the three week-old baby to the world as he took his baby for a walk in Chicago, USA.

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France Arrests 16-Year-Old Girl Suspected Of Trying To Join Islamists Rebels In Syria


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A 16-year-old girl suspected of trying to reach Syria to join Islamist rebels has been arrested in the southeastern city of Nice, France’s interior minister said on Sunday.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in a statement that border police at Nice airport arrested the girl on Saturday, before her departure “for jihad”.

A man around the age of 20 was later arrested on suspicion of being her recruiter and of purchasing her airline ticket to Turkey, in order to reach Syria.

Thousands of foreign fighters, many from Western Europe, have joined extremist Islamist groups fighting in Syria and Iraq, according to U.S. and European intelligence estimates.

France has made clamping down on radicalized Islamist cells a priority, but has not been able to stem a wave of its citizens and others, some as young as 14, from leaving France to join the Syrian civil war.

It estimates that approximately 800 of its citizen have left to join Islamist groups in Syria.

Cazeneuve unveiled measures in April to try to prevent young French Muslims and others from becoming radicalized, including a hotline set up for parents to signal suspicious behavior in their children.

Authorities have received nearly 300 tips via the hotline, the statement said, 45 percent of which involved women or young girls.

The family of the girl arrested on Saturday was not aware of her intentions, Cazeneuve said.

France’s Muslim community is the biggest in the European Union, at 5 million.

RE: THE PDP OF IMO AND 2015


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On the 30th of August 2014 , I read an article ‘‘the PDP of Imo and 2015’’ written by Dr Samson Nzeribe. In that article Samson explained that PDP in Imo State aims to win the 2015 Governorship elections here in Imo and lead the Government. That for it to happen, the Party must first unite as one group, with one common goal. That when the party remains in unity it can then work with other Independents as a group to beat the incumbent.

I agree with Dr Samson on this. PDP in Imo must intervene in the 2015 elections to rally the working masses, the poor and genuine change seeking elements of Imo State against the current ruling class in Imo that are leading us to disaster. The Party must be in unity so as to wrest power from the current band of marauders in Douglas House. The close to 4 years of Governor Okorocha was years of the locusts, as every facet of social services and public infrastructures plummeted. There were serial attacks on workers and students’ rights. In 2007, PDP in Imo State was a divided family, there was no unity and they lost the election. In 2011 Imo PDP was again not united and they lost.

There is need just as Dr Samson said for PDP in Imo to build their house on a rock this time around by being united. The great Nnamdi Azikiwe had his own special “political anthem” when campaigning in the old Western Region populated by the Yoruba. He often sang in Yoruba, to the applause of his audience, a song saying we should build our house on a rock because the one built on sand gets easily washed away. The history books tell us of great nations that have collapsed because many fundamentals were swept under the carpet. Had the defunct Soviet Union followed the path of the United States of America by putting appropriate democratic structures in place, rather than indulging in many decades of sloganeering, it might have survived until today.

Imo PDP should learn from the past and also learn from the history of others if its own is not to be a continuation in the chapter of failure. The goal is to free Imo from the hands of the capitalist looter currently in power, a man who has made Imo a place where so many able-bodied youths have turned beggars due to unemployment. One man is looting Imo dry when so many of our graduates at all levels in the State and across disciplines drive danfos, molues, and keke for a niggardly amount. Others settle for the “Area Boys” specialties and dark alley businesses of assorted brands.

One man is looting Imo when our unemployed youths in the thousands have become a wild and homeless lot and socially disinherited. One man is looting Imo when so many of our elderly are hungry. They depend on public charity and their Good Samaritan neighbours for food and for a place to sleep. PDP cannot keep silent to this capitalist looting when days of sombre discouragement follow our pensioners. Some have died in penury, of hunger and disease. So many of them live a vagabond, lonely, and perilous lives.

This is why PDP must unite to help Imolites by taking power away from the hands of the dragon. It is about saving Imo State from bad governance. We want to go away from the hands of this Pharoah and be free from this locust in 2015. If Okorocha wins the coming governorship election, it will only mean consolidation of anti-poor , anti peoples regime and further diversion of public funds to his personal purse. If he wins again it will mean a continuation of the vast majority of Imo working masses to live in abject poverty in the midst of abundant human and natural resources. The vast majority of Imolites will be further kept in unstable and difficult socio-economic conditions while a tiny fraction have exclusive access to things and comforts of life.

Dr Samson also said that If PDP is serious as a party to take Imo back through the ballot box, then the eventual candidate must come from Orlu zone. I say a big ‘’No Sir’’ to this statement. Bringing someone from Orlu zone to vie for governor when the incumbent is from Orlu zone is a fatal flaw to the ambition to reposition PDP in the 2015 governorship election. Samson suggested that PDP governor ticket should be given to Senator Hope Uzodinma. I also say another ‘’No Sir ‘’ to this. PDP needs Senator Hope Uzodinma again as Senator for Orlu Zone in 2015. If Hope does not contest for Senate again in 2015, the Party may lose the seat of Imo West Senatoral zone. Senator Hope has formidable structure in 10 of the 12 LGA’s of Orlu zone . But for PDP to win an incumbent like Rochas Okorocha in Imo State the party needs someone who has structures in the 3 political zones in Imo (Owerri, Orlu, Okigwe).

Take it or leave it but that is the truth. As a man who has so much fought against Okorocha’s impunity in Imo State, i boldly say that the man among the lot in PDP contesting for governor that can beat Owelle in 2015 and correct this mess that Imo is into is Dr Ikedi Ohakim. I say this boldly and i know what i am saying. Also, Ohakim stands in a unique position with regards to Imo chatter of equity and return of zoning in Imo State. He is the only aspirant that his emergence will not offend zoning and the sensibility of Owerri zone. He cannot qualify for re election in 2019. Having being a governor he still commands a very high popularity in the state. His name recognition is unmatchable by any aspirant under PDP today. He remains very highly liked in Imo.

Ohakim has the most intimidating structures among all the PDP aspirants. He is responsible for constituting all the party office holders at the 305 ward level and at least 70 percent of the current party executives of the state. Additionally, the entire 305 ward councillors in the state are loyal to him as well as the past LGA chairmen. This means that Ohakim has available to him a readymade structure in every ward in the entire state. He knows the party inside out, village to village, ward to ward, project to project, traditional rulers, Entraco personnel, development centre coordinators, autonomous communities created by him, last state executive committees all totalling over 400,000 votes that PDP can harvest. Moreover he has the list of the 10,000 sacked Imo graduate youths as well as the 30,000 sacked non graduate workers. Let him come back and bring back our sacked youths. Let PDP members in Imo work collectively for the general good of the party by supporting Ohakim. Let selfish ambitions be set aside this time around. It should not be winner takes all.

-Kenneth Uwadi, Mmahu-Egbema, Imo State, Nigeria

 

 

 

 

 

10 Natural Cures For Diabetes


There are also many herbs that can be taken to help treat this serious, chronic condition and maintain a good quality of life.

Bitter Melon
This fruit contains several chemicals which helps to reduce blood sugar levels and also acts as an appetite stimulant, which can aid weight loss.

Garlic
Garlic contains a compound called allicin, which has also proven to modulate the diabetic condition.

Aloe Vera
Aloe vera acts as a liver tonic which helps to regulate blood sugar levels through supporting liver function.

Cabbage
Like many members of the cruciferous vegetables, cabbage can help modulate and regularize the blood sugar.

Turmeric
When mixed with amla (the Indian gooseberry), turmeric has been proven to be an effective treatment for diabetes.

Cinnamon
Use of cinnamon bark has been shown in clinical studies to improve both blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

Beans
A rich source of both dietary fiber and complex carbohydrates, beans also help stimulate insulin production.

Cucumber and Radish
Leaves from cucumber and radish plants are low in carbohydrates and high in fiber, both of which contribute to diabetic management.

Onions
Like garlic, onion is a member of the allium family; its active ingredients, allicin and r allyl propyl disulphide are both well-known hypoglycemic substances.

Ginger
The compound gingerol in this pungent root helps the muscles take up glucose into their cells, thus lowering overall blood sugar levels.

Diabetes is a serious condition and its widespread incidence is becoming a great threat to the health of the general public. This disease puts people are greater risk for heart attacks, strokes, blindness caused by diabetic retinopathy and it is still the lead cause of amputions, even more than accidents or trauma. However, keeping the blood sugar levels in a health range from day to day is one of the best long-term predictors that this condition can be controlled and some of its more serious consequences avoided. The herbs above, along with a healthy diet and exercise can help with this day to day management.

Terry G’s 2 years Old Son Becomes The Youngest Nigerian Kid To Own An Instagram Account


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The Akpako master — Terry G, known for his loud music and also his crazy dance steps with his signature bell has started a new trend with his kid.

He has started teaching his son Teerex how to handle the mic and even how to dance the akpako dance style.

All things being equal it could be possible that Terry G’s son is the first youngest Nigerian celebrity’s son to be on instagram.

The two year old Teerex was also seen operating his own instagram page on his father’s Android phone which was recently opened @princeteerex with about 15 posts, 110 followers and 3 following.

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See What Timaya Is Asking God Forgiveness For……..


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In what I describe as a strange reaction, the ‘Dem Mama’ record boss — Timaya , is begging God for forgiveness for singing ‘Ukwu’.

Timaya, the ‘Ukwu’ crooner has stated that everything he does when it comes to music is entirely to get himself a living and nothing more.

The outspoken singer said he tries his best to give his fans the kind of music they want to listen to and watch, adding that his desire to do something his fans want is the reason his songs were banned on television and radio stations.

He claims that his plan was never to do secular music for a long time because of his upbringing at the Living Gospel Mission as a chorister but he changed to the person he is right now because of what people want.

The singer said he in fact started with Gospel Music, then he went into singing about envies, which he got rebuked for anyways. So he decided to try something new and that’s why he got rid of his dreadlocks.

Timaya went further to say that what people don’t know is that he never for once disconnected with God, despite the fact that he now does secular songs. He added that he did the hit ‘Ukwu’ song just to make a living for himself and that he goes back to God in prayers to beg for forgiveness.

However, his statement did not go down well with some fans, who think he misleads people just to make money.