Caught on camera: Moment thieves surround a tourist in Paris and take his money


This is the moment an aggressive gang of Roma young thieves surround a middle-aged tourist near Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and took the money he just withdrew from a cash point.

Such scenes have become so common in the French capital that police last week called for the ‘systematic eviction’ of Roma. Groups of thieves, many of them teenagers, swarm around the main tourist landmarks day and night, UK Daily Mail reports. Continue…

The middle-aged victim turns around in a fright as the thieves swarm around him 

‘They respect nobody – they just want money or anything else they can steal,’ said another tourist who witnessed the incident at the cashpoint between Notre Dame and the Louvre museum, in the 1st arrondissement.
“It might have been Easter, but the gangs were everywhere,’ she said. ‘One minute the man was making a cash withdrawal, the next he was a crime victim.

‘If the police come anywhere near the Roma, they just laugh and then run off. Areas are becoming completely lawless.’

Paris is the most popular tourist destination in the world.

The utterly fearless gang casually try to help themselves to the horrified man’s money
Getaway: The Roma pickpockets look for their next victim after targeting the tourist using a cash point near Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

Charity and human rights groups were furious last week when a leaked police memo called for the ‘systematic eviction’ of Roma from the centre of the city.

It followed the country’s Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, saying that the travelling communities of mainly Romanians and Bulgarians ‘cannot integrate’ and should be deported.

A spokesman for Charity group Catholic Help described the note as a ‘scandal’, saying that it ‘stigmatised a poor community’ and amounted to ‘racial profiling’- something which is illegal in secular France.

But other Paris officials argued that Roma are behind most of the crime in the city, involving themselves in everything from aggressive begging to muggings and burglaries.

Gangs of young Roma, including women and children, can regularly be seen harassing tourists.

Many of the Roma beggars who congregate around cash points and banks have very young children with them, including babies. 

Most of them live in large shanty towns on the outskirts of Paris, but more and more are setting up new camps in central parks and squares.
Jean-Pierre Colombies, spokesman for the SNOP-SCSI police union, said Roma were constantly moving around Paris.

‘It’s musical chairs’ said Mr Colombies. ‘We chase the Roma from one place to another, from one arrondissement to the next.’
Even Stephane Le Foll, spokesman for France’s Socialist Government, appeared to back the police, saying that extremely poor communities living rough in Paris made ‘everybody extremely nervous’.
Mr Le Foll said: ‘We’re obliged to regulate all that, to be clear on all that, not to consider that nothing has happened.’

Prime Minister Valls has continued a policy started by former president Nicolas Sarkozy of razing Roma camps, and trying to deport as many of their occupants as possible.

This has led to protests from a number of human rights groups, including Amnesty International, which points out that most Roma in France are Romanian or Bulgarian and as such are EU citizens with the right to live and work in the country.

Culled from UK Daily Mail

2015: Kebbi PDP Eyes Victory In All Elective Positions

pdp.jpgThe Kebbi chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the party will win all elective positions in the state come 2015 general elections.

The Chairman of the party in the state, Alhaji Mansur Shehu, gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday.

Shehu said that the party had fine-tuned strategies on how to achieve the electoral feat next year.

He expressed optimism that PDP would be re-elected in the state “owing to the glaring and beneficial democratic dividends provided by the party at both the national, state and the local government levels”.

He said the party had in the past seven years constructed 5,000 kms of roads, 250 additional schools and 25 general hospitals in rural communities.

“The PDP in the state had empowered farmers with implements, seedlings and seed capital for mass production of rice in commercial quantity”, Shehu said.

He said that Gov. Saidu Dakingari PDP-led was not indebted to any external or internal organisation and individuals, adding that the re-election of the party in 2015 would witness more dividend of democracy.

Shehu, therefore, called on members of the party to support the PDP- led administration in the state, adding that the party would ensure discipline among its ranks irrespective of position, tribe or religion. (NAN)

Kaduna Govt Commences Biometrics Registration Of Taxable Persons

Ramalan YeroThe Kaduna State Government on Tuesday commenced Biometrics registration of all taxable persons in the state.

The Executive Chairman, state Board of Internal Revenue, Alhaji Muhammad Tanko, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria.

The chairman said the registration was in line with effort of government to enhance revenue generation.

Tanko said the registration would include civil servants, political office holders as well as businessmen and women.

“We have captured the Governor and his Deputy during the inauguration of the Taxpayers’ Biometrics Card Registration System in the State”, he said.

The chairman said the registration would help in building a purposeful and robust tax payers’ database for the state.

“It will also widen the tax net and improve effectiveness and efficiency in service delivery”, he said.

Tanko said the board would ensure proper enforcement on every eligible tax payer in accordance with the provisions of the law.

He said that the state lawmakers were working on a bill that would eliminate multiple taxation.

The chairman said that the bill would also address many challenges in the revenue generation administration.

He said when passes into law, the bill would address the issue of revenue leakage and improve the capacity of the tax officials.

Flight Operations Resume At Kaduna Airport

Kaduna AirportFlight operations have again resumed at the Kaduna International Airport, Kaduna State even as aviation authorities have commenced investigations into the cause of fire outbreak at the airport.

Flight operations was suspended on Sunday following a fire incident that gutted the airport’s control tower.

It was learnt that aviation officials were seen at the airport yesterday examining the rubble left behind in the wake of the incident.

Although the officials refused to divulge any information on the level of damage because a report to that effect would be made public in due course, an airport source, who preferred anonymity, said the airport’s authority have already started probing the immediate and remote cause of the fire incident.

The source also informed that normal flight operations have resumed at the airport as a result of a makeshift arrangement by aviation authorities that includes bringing in a mobile tower from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

2015: I’m Not Planning On Imposing My Candidate On Lagosians – Tinubu

Bola-TinubuA former Governor of Lagos State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has dismissed allegations that he was planning on imposing a former Accountant-General of Lagos, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode, as the next governor of the state.

Tinubu described the allegations as not unusual especially as elections are around the corner.

His Media Adviser, Mr. Sunday Dare, said this in an interview with a PUNCH correspondent on Monday.

He was reacting to allegations by the coordinator of a Lagos-based group, Visioners for New Lagos, Mr. Bambo Akin-Johnson, who had alleged that there was a plot by the former governor to impose Ambode as governor.

Akin-Johnson had vowed that the group was determined to stop Tinubu’s culture of imposition of governorship candidates on the state.

In response, Dare said “It’s the season of politics and an election year, such allegations and insinuations will be commonplace. This particular one is unfounded. Let them provide proof. He who alleges must prove.

“What I recall he has said repeatedly is that development is not about religion. And that governing Lagos State is about merit, competence and ability of the candidate.

“Just like he governed Lagos and laid a foundation upon which Governor Babatunde Fashola, another competent governor built upon, the next governor of Lagos must also be competent and qualified.

“The people of Lagos and the voters will decide who they want as governor when they go out to vote. Not a group like this one will decide for them”.

Susan Peters Shows Us Her Kid Brother Who Is Set To Wed Soon

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Nollywood actress — Susan Peters who has over 50 movie credits to her name, showed off her younger brother.

Susan Peters says her kid bro will be getting married soon and she is so proud of him. He stays with me through the good, the bad and the ugly she said.

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P-Square War: Toni Payne Defends Lola — “I Went Through This Too”

Yoruba singer, 9ice ex and mother of one — Toni Payne has added her voice to the whole controversy surrounding the alleged impending break-up of the P-Square duo.
Toni has asked people to stop blaming Lola Okoye for Peter and Paul’s fight except they want God to judge them.
She claims she went through the same allegations and she knows how it feels.
Toni Payne also took on a fan who called Lola bad luck and said the Okoye’s do not love her and her bad name is spreading so fast.
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PHOTOs – Cossy Orjiakor Allowing People To Feel And Touch her B00bs At An Easter Party


Hmmm, was the guy planning to take a chump off her irresistibly juicy boobs? She celebrated her Easter at a Playboy-themed Easter party at Caliente Nite Club. More pictures after the break

With Shekarau, PDP’s Future In Kano Is Bright – PDP Youths

Ibrahim-ShekarauA political group under the platform of North West Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Youths, yesterday said that the defection of ex-governor of Kano State, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the ruling PDP, will ensure the party wins back its lost glory.

Chairman of the group in a chat with newsmen in Kano said “Before Shekaru’s arrival, PDP in Kano seemed to be in a dilemma, but when he finally joined, the party witnessed such a speedy recovery and it became obvious that the future for PDP in Kano state is bright”.

The group’s chairman hailed the party’s former caretaker committee chairman, Alhaji Hassan Kafayos, for the role he played in persuading Shekarau and Mohammed Abacha to join PDP in Kano state.

“A good politician always looks for what will enhance his party’s popularity among others. Kafayos has seen those qualities in Shekarau and Abacha and succeeded in convincing the two political giants in the state, and here we are celebrating and hoping with full confidence that in 2015 PDP will regain Kano”, said the chairman.

Afenifere Spits Fire: Any Terrorist Attack On Yorubaland Is ‘Declaration Of War’

Boko Haram AttackA Yoruba socio-political group, the Afenifere Renewal Group, ARG, has issued a warning to insurgents against carrying out any attack on Yoruba soil, saying any such attempt would be considered as an act of war.

In a statement signed by its National Chairman, Olawale Oshun, on Monday, the group said that although they are a peace-loving people, the Yoruba would not sit back and watch if they were attacked.

Reacting to the recent video the Boko Haram group released to the AFP wherein they claimed to be “in your city and you don’t know where we are”, Oshun enjoined residents of the South-West to be vigilant always.

In the 28-minute video, the Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, claimed responsibility for the Nyanya explosion in Abuja that killed, at least 75 people, and threatened “more imminent attacks” across the country.

“ARG is calling on all the residents in the South West of Nigeria to take this threat very seriously, and be vigilant. We call on the residents to report to security agencies, monarchs, traditional leaders and the offices of the governors any suspicious movement of men and materials that come to their notice”, said Mr. Oshun.

“ARG wishes to alert the traditional institutions, from the highly revered monarchs to the Baales (the village heads) and Mogajis (Clan Heads), to their responsibility towards their subjects in this dire time”, he added.

The ARG chairman said that Yoruba leaders at every level would be held accountable if they allow strangers to over-run their domains.

“The time for the traditional institutions to become active and responsive as the guardian of our values is now. The kings and village heads should be ready to accept responsibility for any security failure in their domain, and we dare say that being urban should be no excuse”, Mr. Oshun warned.

“Overall, ARG would like to warn that being visited with a terror attack would amount to a declaration of war on the peace loving people of Yorubaland, in as much as the Yoruba people have always been peaceful and are not, whether directly or indirectly, complicit in the collapse of development and security – factors which have been labelled as responsible for the rise of terrorism.

“We need to add that the Yoruba people will neither fold their arms if attacked and will be forced to respond in whatever shape or form deemed fit”, he concluded.

Man ‘Plotting’ To Bomb Mosque Arrested In Abuja

A man was yesterday detained at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command after he was suspected to be plotting to bomb a mosque in Garki village of Abuja.


The suspected bomber was arrested by traders and residents after they found his loitering around the mosque suspicious and also overheard him talking of his plans to  bomb the mosque on the phone.

The residents after arresting him took him to the palace of the chief Alhaji Usman Nga Kupi.

Although the chief was not available for comment, some palace officials, however confirmed the incident saying the suspect has been handed over to the Police.

The spokesperson of the FCT Police Command DSP Altine Daniel is yet to comment on the incident.

This is coming eight days after the country was thrown into mourning following the bomb attack in Abuja by boko haram sects which left scores of people dead and hundred injured.


Source: Daily Trust

2014 World Cup: Keshi Unveils 35-Man List In Abuja

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi is expected to unveil his 36-man provisional list for the Brazil 2014 World Cup when he holds a meeting with the technical committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, in Abuja today.


According to reports, Keshi would defend his list of invited players for the Super Eagles pre-World Cup camp while the technical committee members are also expected to assure the coach on their support for the World Cup campaign.

The Super Eagles list has been shrouded in controversy after Keshi’s recent comment that he would not include Villarreal of Spain striker Ikechukwu Uche in his provisional squad.


 * Osaze Odemwingie is expected to make a return to Super Eagles team list today

There have been speculations that the likes of Stoke City’s Osaze Odemwingie and Chinedu Ogbuke Obasi of Shalke 04 would make a surprise return to the team.

A report stated at the weekend that Keshi had short-listed six home based players and 29 foreign based players in his provisional list.

Some of the notable players expected in the provisional squad include, Mikel Obi, Emmanuel Emenike, Godfrey Oboabona, Kenneth Omeruo, Onazi, Vincent Enyeama and Chigozie Agbim.

The NFF’s Executive Board is expected to meet in the future to ratify whatever decisions reached at the meeting between the technical committee and Keshi today.

Mike Umeh, NFF’s first Vice President said the board’s duty is to see how to enhance the team’s performance at the World Cup.

The 2014 World Cup starts on 12 June and ends 13 July in Brazil.

Source: Vanguard

Governor Fayemi’s Wife Receives Defectors Into APC

bisi-fayemiThe First Lady of Ekiti State, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, has said the rural areas and farmsteads will soon experience more government attention.

Erelu Fayemi spoke during her visit to Ejiko and Aba Igbira in Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area, as well as Asaride Farm, in Ido/Osi Local Government Area of the state in continuation of her empowerment visits to the farm settlements, weekend.

The governor’s wife has since visited 15 farmsteads located in Ekiti Southwest, Ijero, Oye, Ilejemeje, Moba, Irepodun/Ifelodun and Ido/Osi local government areas.

At each stop, Mrs. Fayemi presented gallons of kerosene, treated mosquito nets, cooking stoves, garri and palm oil processing machines, and other empowerment materials to the people.

The highlight of her empowerment visits was when she received defectors into the All Progressives Congress, APC, at Ejiko.

Mrs Fayemi said: “I congratulate all of you for dumping darkness and coming into light. This is the party that has good plans for citizens, irrespective of age, social class, religion or ethnicity.

“Let me use this opportunity to admonish foundation members of the APC not to discriminate against the newcomers. Once you team up with our party, you have equal rights and opportunities.

“I want to task the defectors to go back to their former parties and woo more members for the APC. Go and tell them to also jettison darkness for light. The more the merrier”.

Erelu Fayemi later distributed APC customised hand bands and brooms to the defectors, assisted by the party’s State Women Leader, Chief Funke Owoseni.

Earlier, leader of the defectors, Sule Ahmed, said they made up their mind to defect to the APC when they saw the impressive activities of Governor Kayode Fayemi and his wife, as well as indigenes of Irepodun-Ifelodun LG serving under the governor.

He said: “The (Caretaker Committee) Chairman of the Local Government, Major Tajudeen Awe (retd); and Jaru (Mr. Deji Adesokan, Senior Special Assistant on Security to the Governor) are helping the people a lot.

“I’m surprised to find out that they are complementing the efforts of the government by also executing some projects in this village with their personal resources”.

Insurgency, Ploy To Intimidate Northern Christians Against Voting For Jonathan In 2015 – Asari Dokubo

asari_dokubo_n_presidentEx-militant and leader of the defunct Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force, Mujahid Asari Dokubo, said in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, that the Boko Haram sect is  a political movement “set up to intimidate Christians in the North against voting for President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 general election”.

Dokubo, who made this known at the fourth edition of the South-South Youth Leaders and Elders Interactive Forum, said “the key task of Boko Haram is to instil fear in Christian communities in the northern part of the country not to participate in the next general election”.

He, therefore, called on Jonathan to seek re-election, assuring that Boko Haram had nothing to do with Islam.

“All they want is political power; Boko Haram has nothing to do with Islam. Boko Haram is a political movement to foist leadership on Nigeria. They want to weaken northern Christians not to vote for Jonathan in 2015. They are chasing all the Christians in the North from their communities”, he said.

Dokubo advised President Jonathan to be vigilant, adding that some of those around him were fronts for his political opponents.

SEE: Photos Of Ethiopian Girls Who Insert Plates In Lips To Be More Attractive

The nature of beauty is one of the most fascinating riddles of life. Is beauty universal? How do we know it?


For example in the Ethiopian Suri tribe an enormous plate implanted in a girl’s lip is considered to be a sign of beauty.

The Suri tribe belongs to Surma family that also includes Mursi and Me’en.

Piercing and lip plates are a strong part of the Suri culture.

INCREDIBLE PHOTOS: See Girls Who Beautify Themselves With Plates Implanted In Lips

At the point of puberty most women have their bottom teeth removed in order to get their lower lip pierced.

Once the lip is pierced, it is then stretched and a lip plate is then placed in the hole of the piercing.

Having a lip plate is a sign of beauty and the bigger the plate, the more cattle the woman is worth.

INCREDIBLE PHOTOS: See Girls Who Beautify Themselves With Plates Implanted In Lips

When the woman are ready to get married, her father can demand 40 cows for a small plate and 60 for a larger one.

Men on the other hand paint their bodies and participate in stick fighting.

INCREDIBLE PHOTOS: See Girls Who Beautify Themselves With Plates Implanted In Lips

It is a way for young men to prove themselves to the young women.

Many stick fights end within the first couple of hits.

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Stick fighting has proven to be dangerous because people have died from being hit in the stomach.

Since stick fighting draws a large audience, it becomes a threat of danger.

Shooting can easily break out and this seems to be the new trend for young Suri men; using guns instead of sticks.INCREDIBLE PHOTOS: See Girls Who Beautify Themselves With Plates Implanted In Lips

It is still unknown why and how lip plates came to be used.

One theory says lips plates were used to discourage slave owners from taking the women who had them. In recent years, some young women are refusing to have their lips pierced.

INCREDIBLE PHOTOS: See Girls Who Beautify Themselves With Plates Implanted In Lips

Source: Dailymail

Tonto Dikeh, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Others Beg P-Square Not To Break Up

Stars of Nigerian entertainment industry and fans of singing brothers of P-Square, Paul and Peter, urged both of them to reconcile, forget about their planned break-up and accept the differences which they might have.


One of the top DJ’s, Jimmy Jatt, reminded the conflicting sides that they share same blood:

“You are brothers. You have no choice. You just have to stay together.

“It is normal for siblings to have issues, but please do not let it tear you apart. I believe in you, I have great faith you will remain together.”

Nollywood diva, Tonto Dikeh, warned about the negative consequences of the break-up, stated that wives must play an important role for resolving the situation:

“When you break up, your whole identity is shattered. It is like death. The love of twins is undisputed, Paul and Peter. You have been together for years, making great songs like Senorita, Do me, Story, More than a friend, Omoge mi, Busy body, Alingo, Personally, Testimony; the list is endless! Why break it up now?

“Please learn. Two heads are better than one. Mrs Lola and Anita, they say a woman makes a home. This is the time to show the world that both of you are women with great substance, which I believe you are.”

Tonto is a close friend of Peter and Paul and takes their problems in a very serious and personal way.

It would be recalled that some of the reasons Peter wants out is that he claims his brothers do not respect his wife and that their brother, Jude, has been disrespecting Lola for years.

Peter is especially bitter, and it is still possible that Jude and Paul stay together, while Peter dumps them.

The described deadlock prompted his packing out of Squareville mansion in Omole where he lived with his brothers for years to Lekki Phase 1 with his wife Lola Omotayo and their children.

Source: Vanguard

Kutigi Alters Confab Committees’ Venue

ConfabThe National Conference Chairman, Justice Idris Kutigi (rtd), has announced a change of venue for some of the confab’s standing committees, as deliberations at the committee level begin on Tuesday.

This is contained in a statement by the conference’s Assistant Secretary on Media and Communications, Mr. Akpandem James, on Monday in Abuja.

It said committees 11 to 20, hitherto scheduled to sit at the Sheraton Hotels and Towers, would now hold their sessions at the NICON Luxury Hotel.

“The change in venue for the second set of committees became necessary because Sheraton will not be available for the number of days envisaged”, the statement said.

It, however, said committees one to 10 would hold their sessions at the National Judicial Institute (NJI), the official venue of the conference, as earlier announced.

Kutigi, in the statement, while apologising for the sudden change in venue, enjoined delegates to go straight to their respective venues as they resumed from the Easter break on Tuesday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the confab chairman had last week given a hint of what was to come.

He had said two venues had to be created for the committees to sit because of inadequate Committee Rooms at NJI.

NAN reports that committees one to 10 include those of Devolution of Power, Political Restructuring and Forms of Government, National Security, Environment, and Politics and Governance.

The others are Law, Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Reform, Social Sector, Transportation, Science Technology and Development, and Agriculture.

Similarly, committees 11 to 20 include Civil Society, Labour and Sports, Public Service, Political Parties and Electoral Matters, and Foreign Policy and Diaspora Matters.

Others are Land Tenure and National Boundaries, Economy, Trade and Investment, Energy, Religion, Public Finance and Revenue, and Immigration and Related Matters. (NAN)

Naija Baddest Girl Maheeda Is Having Fun In Paris (PHOTOS)

Naija Baddest Girl Maheeda is in Paris right now where she and her friends are having fun.

Controversial singer posted a lot of photos on her Instagram page showing off stunning outfits. Maheeda poses in white dresses and in short jeans shorts. Finally, she looks like mature woman without exposing any unclad parts of her body.

According to the photos, Maheeda is having a great time in Paris. She and her friends visit shops and beauty salon.
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Recently, the singer congratulated her long-time fan with birthday and felt pity that she is away in Paris.

Survivors Of Nyanya Explosion Say God And T.B. Joshua’s Anointing Water Saved Them

Scores of people died and hundreds were injured when a bomb exploded at the crowded bus station in Nyanya, Abuja’s suburb, on Monday, April 14. This weekend, three survivors of the blast narrated their divine deliverance while attending a sermon at Prophet T. B. Joshua’s church, The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN).


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Evangelist Maria Ajekukor missed several buses on her way to work. The very bus she was about to enter was hit by the explosion. She saw mutilated bodies of dead people scattered everywhere. A mother was thrown down at the ground while the baby was tossed in another direction by the force of the explosion.

Mr. Egbe Candidus hails from Benue State but currently resides in Abuja. On his way to work, his vehicle slowed down due to heavy traffic, when he heard a deafening, earthquake-like bang. Due to the impact, his car was tossed into the air above human height. Upon landing, Mr. Candidus was thrown outside the car but was not hurt. There were multiple lifeless bodies lying on the ground around him.

Pastor Damfa Adams from Righteousness Covenant Church was on his way to the bank to collect his ATM card. As he went to get his bus, he heard a loud bang. A splinter of glass flew into his eye, and he temporarily lost his sense of hearing.

According to the three speakers, each of them had either the “anointing sticker,” or a used “anointing water,” or both, ministered by T.B. Joshua – the items that, they believe, saved them.

The controversial Nigerian Prophet T.B. Joshua is well-known for his many predictions of the future. In November 2013, he had warned security agents about “a very big strike – explosion” in Abuja.

PHOTOS: How Waje, Mercy Aigbe, Stella Damasus, Tonto Dikeh and Yvonne Nelson Spend Easter


Easter is a family holiday but not everyone spends it with relatives. Some of Nigerian celebrities have to work during this day but others still support the tradition of spending Easter with friends and family.

See how Waje, Mercy Aigbe, Stella Damasus, Tonto Dikeh and Yvonne Nelson spent Easter:

Waje spends Easter with her band working but according to her post on Instagram she is happy to do it. “Another day to do wat I do best. #happyeaster,” she wrote.
waje-easter_01 waje-easter_02Actress Mercy Aigbe spends Easter with her kids and her Besto. “Happy Easter peeps from mummy J and J! We love y’all,” she wrote on her Instagram page.
mercy_aigbe_easter_01 mercy_aigbe_easter_02Stella Damasus started her Easter day with family lunch where she ordered fried calamari and ice tea. “Jesus already won the battle for you and I despite our faults and weaknesses. He is simply amazing. Forever he is reason,” Stella wrote.
stella_damasus_easter_01 stella_damasus_easter_02Singer and actress Tonto Dikeh also congratulated everyone with Easter and posted red rose saying “Happy Easter sweeriez* #Rose4dKing #HappyDay.”
red_rose_094 tonto_dikeh_easter_09Yvonne Nelson spends Easter in a luxury hotel room in Lagos with her sister. Yvonne put her right hand over belly to hide how much she ate the Eba (Gari) and egusi. “The Eba(Gari) and egusi I ate b4 taking this picture is bigger than my head….. That’s why you see my hand there….with style,” Yvonne confessed.
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Photos: Rihanna and bff celebrate 420 (weed-smokers day)


Rihanna and her bff Melissa shared pics on their instagram pages yesterday showing them celebrating 420, which is a code-term that refers to the consumption of cannabis, according to wikipedia.

It’s like a weed-smokers day, celebrated every April 20th of the year around the time 4:20 p.m.


“No rumour or gossip can break our marriage” – Annie Idibia


In a recent interview with City People, Annie Idibia is quoted as saying no amount of gossip can ruin her marriage with the love of her life, 2face Idibia

“My husband and I have already made up our minds that no gist or gossip would come between us. We laugh over the controversy. Our friends and families are even more worried for us but we are fine and don’t bother about the gossip.”

That’s the spirit!!!

Student Hangs, Kills Landlord’s Daughter In Imo State

The residents of Amaisi Uvuru, a community in Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area, Imo State are in deep shock and agony following the horrible death of four-year-old Adaeze Gloria Eze, who was hanged by 18-year-old Franklin Njoku, a tenant in the home of her father, Martin Eke, a building contractor.


Franklin, a native of Ohekelem, Ngor Okpala, Imo State, hanged the innocent child on a stunted palm tree in a nearby bush, in a futile attempt to extort N100,000 from the girl’s parents to register for the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination.

Franklin made the revelation in a confessional statement to the police after he was arrested by men of the State Criminal Investigation Department (Homicide Division) of the Imo State Police Command.

As Sunday Sun gathered from the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Mr Abdulmajid Ali and grief-stricken parents and relations of the deceased four-year-old, the tragic chain of events that led to little Adaeze’s death began in the evening of Saturday, April 5, 2014, when her parents could not find her at home. They searched for her within the neighbourhood to no avail. Promptly other neighbours joined the search for the little girl in all the nooks and crannies of the village in vain. Even more curious was the fact that Franklin joined in the search for the missing child.

Incidentally, Eke had received had received an anonymous letter a week before the disappearance of his late daughter. In the letter he was instructed to pay the sum of N100,000 with a warning that if he failed to comply, he should kiss the life of his daughter goodbye. Eke dismissed the letter, which was unsigned as a joke. On the fateful Saturday, Franklin made good the threat to kidnap the little girl. In a chat with Sunday Sun, he recounted how he abducted the girl.

He said: “On April 5, I went to the market and on my way I saw my landlord’s daughter playing with her age mates. Immediately I called her to follow me. She was used to me. I took her into the bush and used some clothing items to cover her face. I put a rope around her neck and then suspended her from the top of a short palm tree around noon. From time to time I went into the bush to check on her and see whether she was in good condition.

“When the parents started searching for her, I joined them. Then I told them about a native doctor in my village who can tell them the whereabouts of the child and reveal the identity of the person responsible for the girl’s disappearance. The parents agreed and the father gave me N300 for transport to get the herbalist. I actually didn’t have any herbalist in mind but I was looking for money to pay for my WASCE which is N100,000. When I got somewhere I wrote a list of fake items, which I said were required by the herbalist. I rented the house from the girl’s parents two months ago and I was staying there until the incident happened.”

But the bubble burst for Franklin when the girl’s father noticed that the handwriting looked similar to the one in the anonymous letter. This discovery made Eke suspicious that his tenant might be responsible for the disappearance of his four-year-old daughter. Promptly he invited the police to interrogate Franklin. He confessed and eventually took the police to the isolated bush where he hanged the four-year-old on a stunted palm tree. By this time, the girl was dead as the rope used to suspend her had inched up the neck and choked her to death. The case was instantly transferred to the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of the State CID, Owerri, Mr David Folawiyo, who then ordered the officer in-charge of Homicide Unit, Supol Innocent Obi and his team, who moved to recover the body of the dead girl.

Investigation by Sunday Sun revealed that Franklin was expelled from the hostel of the Evangel International Academy earlier in the year for allegedly pilfering the items of his roommates. This made him seek alternative accommodation at the residence of Eke, which happened to be within a walking distance to his school.

Reverend Innocent Nwannehiudo, Superintendent of Assemblies of God Church, owners of the school, confirmed to Sunday Sun in an interview that the authorities of the school had actually expelled him from the hostel but allowed him to sit for the senior school certificate examination.

Shocked at the alleged deed of his son, Franklin’s father, Jude Njoku bluntly said that his son must bear the consequences of his action, stating that Franklin had caused him and the entire Njoku family too many problems. He disclosed that Franklin had earlier had an incestuous relationship with a female member of the extended family, which had cost him N120,000 to cleanse the land in keeping with the tradition of the community to prevent his entire family from being ex-communicated.

The distraught father of the little girl told Sunday Sun: “It is unbelievable that Franklin Njoku hanged my four-year-old daughter, Gloria. He is used to our little daughter and we didn’t expect him to do what he did. Life is terrible.”

Nigerian Student Found Dead In Islamic University of Technology, Bangladesh

A Nigerian student has been found dead at the Islamic University of Technology (IUT) in Gazipur, Bangladesh.


* IUT, Bangladesh

The body of the 26-year-old student, identified as Tahir Mannir Adam, was recovered from the lake of the institution.

According to the Dhaka Tribune, Adam went to the lake alone for bathing. Unfortunately, he had no skills in swimming and eventually got drowned.

His unconscious body was quickly recovered from the lake. However, emergency operations, such as resuscitation, did not help. He was declared dead upon arrival to the Tongi Government Hospital.

IUT administration informed that an inquiry into the incident had already started. All the relevant materials were provided to the local police in Joydevpur.

The deceased was a third year student of the university’s computer science department

Nigerian Student Found Dead In Islamic University of Technology, Bangladesh

A Nigerian student has been found dead at the Islamic University of Technology (IUT) in Gazipur, Bangladesh.


* IUT, Bangladesh

The body of the 26-year-old student, identified as Tahir Mannir Adam, was recovered from the lake of the institution.

According to the Dhaka Tribune, Adam went to the lake alone for bathing. Unfortunately, he had no skills in swimming and eventually got drowned.

His unconscious body was quickly recovered from the lake. However, emergency operations, such as resuscitation, did not help. He was declared dead upon arrival to the Tongi Government Hospital.

IUT administration informed that an inquiry into the incident had already started. All the relevant materials were provided to the local police in Joydevpur.

The deceased was a third year student of the university’s computer science department

How To End Boko Haram insurgency – Ex-IGP Aliyu Attah

Ex-Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Aliyu Attah under the Ibrahim Babangida military regime in a recent interview talks about the rising spate of criminality and terrorist activities in Nigeria.


On if there was any sign in the past that there will be such an uprising

It is rather unfortunate but these people are seriously spreading and have started encroaching in the South. For several years, we have championed the fight of African peacekeeping body. We have been to Libya, been to Mali and so many poor African countries. We have tried to put the uprising down in so many countries and when you do that you have not fully disarmed these fighters.

Some of them will go into hiding. You do not know which one of them that has a Nigerian origin, so they will trace their way back to the country. You cannot stop people from crossing from one African nation to the other especially with our porous borders.

If you displace a person, he has his gun; he will be looking for an opportunity to make use of his experience outside and make more money to buy hard drugs which they are already addicted to. They are all seeking for revenge. Such a person will easily accept to kill for any amount. Then some politicians started giving them small money to become their fighters. At a point they outlived their usefulness as soon as the politician achieves his aim. They are drug addicts and need money, so anything goes.

This is exactly what I believe the problem is. People are running away from Central African Republic where there is no government and so many Nigerians are there who have also relocated.

On the way out of this menace

We have gone too bad but we cannot fold our hands and watch. We should establish a functional Police Community Relations Commission headed by ex-security personnel. Let people come around together, and find a way to make it work. These men live among us and if the community knows of a confidential means to pass across information, they will gladly grab it.  Nigerians should be conscious of their environment these days because every man is a suspect. We are all Nigerians, and, therefore, we have to work together to save our country.

The police, SSS, military intelligence and the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) should close rank and embark on a well coordinated approach to intelligence gathering and sharing, if current efforts at tackling the emerging security challenges are to achieve any meaningful result.

There is also a need to tap from the wealth of experience from indigenous ex-Inspectors General of Police, with a view to effectively confronting the nation’s crisis.

“Oyo Government Owns Ibadan kidnappers’ Den”

A former government official in Oyo state has countered the claim that a property with decomposing corpses and emaciated people discovered in the Soka area of Ibadan was a den used by kidnappers and ritual killers.


It would be recalled that on the 22nd of March, a shocking discovery of an Ibadan Forest of Horror was made.

Ayodele Adigun, a former secretary to the state government, said the property was an abandoned government-run camp for the mentally challenged.

Writing in the Guardian Newspaper, Mr. Adigun alleged that the premises discovered last March was an abandoned sewage treatment plant converted to a camp for lunatics abducted from the streets of Ibadan by the Oyo State government  as part of a campaign to beautify Ibadan.

The news of the discovery of the alleged kidnappers den and its horrid condition filled the sensibilities of Nigerians with horror.

Over 20 decomposing corpses and horribly emaciated people, some in the throes of death, were found at the den when a group of commercial cyclists allegedly searching for a missing colleague stormed the premises.

Some of the inmates, who claimed to have been fed just once a week, said they were abducted by unknown persons and brought to the compound. It was alleged that their abductors kept them and sold their body parts for fetish purposes.

However, Mr. Adigun, also a former Commissioner for Special Duties in the state, said the tales being spread about the property were nowhere close to the truth.

He traced the history of the facility in Soka to the award of the contract for the channelization of the Ogunpa River.

He explained that the place was converted to a sewage treatment plant after the contractors working on the channelization of the river failed to deliver on the project.

According to him, despite being a source of revenue to the government, the sewage plant was discontinued in 2012 following complaints by residents of the area over the offensive smell oozing out from the plant.

“These facts completely debunk the notion that the place was a ritual den since about ten years ago because a government agency could not have operated a project generating revenue for government where such a nefarious activity was going on,” he said.

According to him, the place was converted to a camp for lunatic when the Oyo State government, following the award of a contract to Messrs Kolaful Company Limited to clear Ibadan streets of lunatics.

Mr Adigun alleged that the lunatic abducted from the streets were kept at the Soka premises.

To validate his point, Mr Adigun made reference to a report in the Tribune Newspaper of August 15, 2013 titled ‘Oyo Government moves lunatics from Ibadan roads’.

According to the report, a Toyota Hiace commercial bus, with Oyo registration number XF 843 NRK, was seen picking up lunatics from the streets of Ibadan. When accosted by the Tribune reporter, one of the state government officials, Afinju Leke, said they were from an agency under the Ministry of Environment and Habitat, commissioned to rid the road of mentally challenged people.

When contacted the spokesperson of the Ministry of Environment, Cosmas Oni, confirmed that the agency was indeed commissioned by the state government and was initially attached to the ministry, the Tribune reported

“It is true that the agency was commissioned by the state government to do the job. However, it has been moved to the Ministry of Women Affairs, so it’s no longer under Environment ministry again,” Mr Oni reportedly said.

According to Mr. Adigun, the Oyo State government should be held responsible for the deaths and the condition of the near-dead people rescued at the site.

“The fact is that the agents of government starved most of these unfortunate people to death.  Those who did not die were on the throes of death with emaciated physiques when they were rescued,” he said.

“May I confirm that the Ladoja administration did not initiate any programme to move lunatics from the streets, neither was it done by the succeeding administration of Akala.  Oyo State Government should be honest enough to take responsibility for this inhuman, wicked and irresponsible act rather than trying to hide behind a needle.  There is no other word for this act than genocide!   The nefarious acts were committed between 2012 and 2014.

“It might have been possible for ritualists to take advantage of the shoddy arrangement by government but the fact is that government used its resources to gather these unfortunate people to a location where they became vulnerable to human predators and the elements.  I sincerely hope that the police and human rights organisations will get to the root of this evil.”

But in its reaction, the Oyo state government said Mr. Adigun, a member of the opposition Accord Party, is “on a junket of lies” to discredit the government.

A spokesperson for the administration, Festus Adedayo, told PREMIUM TIMES that what happened at the property was well-documented by the media and from the reports it is clear that the place was an actual den for kidnappers and ritual killer.

“What his piece succeeded in doing was to make the whole world a liar, especially the crop of energetic and painstaking journalists who make up the Nigerian media who have feasted on the news since it broke,” Mr. Adedayo said.

“Virtually all Nigerian and foreign newspapers, including the Mail of London, as well as radio and television houses, have done features, interviews and on-the-spot assessments of the Soka area. Indeed, the resilient men and women of the pen, who churned out news daily from the horror scene, gave graphic accounts from released captives, interviewed the community members and wrote gripping stories of fresh blood spillages, gallows where captives were slaughtered and sundry other revelations from the horror scene.

“The media have shown us pictures of baby wears, shoes, garments, school children’s uniforms, identity cards and bank account statements that were found at Soka. We would need Mr. Adigun to tell us that these were his imaginary mad men and women whom he claimed that the government shepherded to the expansive land. Why would anyone play politics this brazenly and unmindful of the souls of the murdered at Soka?”

On the concern raised by some critics that the Oyo government might be attempting to cover up its involvement in the Soka horror after it prematurely ordered the demolition of the structure while investigations were still going on, Mr. Adedayo said the government was acting on the request of the community for the demolition of make-shift structures in the area to allow for better visibility.

The police ordered a stoppage of the demolition, saying it could not be done until investigations into the matter are completed.

Photos: Julius Agwu, Okey Bakassi, Fred Amata, 2face, Wande Coal & Ali Baba At LaffMatazz, Ibadan

Comedian ali baba had his comedy show recently  at Ibadan and here are pictures of 2face, Wande Coal, Fred Amata and others.
check more below





See Photos from actress Uche Nnanna’s wedding In Port Harcourt

Nollywood actress Uche Nnanna married her fiancé Richard Maduka on Monday April 21st in Port Harcourt.
more photos below


Check Out The Aneke Twins At Uchenna Nnanna’s Wedding

Nollywood stylish twins attended Uchenna Nnanna’s wedding which took place in Port Harcourt.

Toyin Lawani & Fiance Couple Up In New Photo

Toyin Lawani and her fiance were also guests at the Okoya’s wedding yesterday. They look very good together.

Actress Mercy Aigbe Shares Photos of Herself & Her Adorable Kids

Photos:- Screen Diva Genevieve Nnaji Rocks N665,000 Chanel “Boy” bag To AY Live Show

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Genny was the first Nigeria celebrity to rock the viral chanel leggo bag but now she has ditched it for a chanel boy bag at the recently held AY Live: Happiness Edition which took place on Sunday 20th April 2014 at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
She wore a Catherine Malandrino for DesignNation print shirt dress, a pair of Christian Louboutin “Athena Alta” heels and her boy bag. Hers is the limited edition bag from their Cruise 2014 collection. When you are big, you are big, when you are large you are in charge……….

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Chanel "Boy" Flap Calfskin Bag. Genny's Version is Limited
Photo credit:- bella naija

Photos:- Davido Acquires A New Car Worth 22 Million Naira

Barely after three months he got himself a new N30m Benz G-Wagon he has added a brand new 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG which costs about N22.4million to his fleet of cars….

Paul Okoye Says A Prayer For Psquare

Paul Okoye of Psquare has finally spoken out on the reports that the duo are on a verge of breaking up.


Paul & Peter Okoye with their wives and kids

It was reported four days ago that top Nigerian singers, Psquare made up of twin brothers: Peter and Paul Okoye are parting ways after so many years of being together, singing together and literally doing everything together due to irreconcilable differences.

Although some felt it was some kind of publicity stunt, others doubted the authencity of the report, it however came as a shock to many after their elder brother/manager, Jude Okoye tweeted saying: “After 10 years it’s over. Am done.”

Paul Okoye took to his facebook page to say a prayer for his family at this trying time.

See message below

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Musician/Band · 197,759 Likes

· April 20 at 7:38pm · Edited ·

After the storm comes the calm. Hoping for better days ahead as one family. God’s intervention.

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Colorful Pictures from 2014 Lagos Carnival Yesterday

The 2014 Lagos Carnival started around 10 am yesterday, Easter Monday 21st April. It was fun and colourful.  Check out photos from the event.

Toni Payne Airs Her View On Reports That Lola Omotayo Is Behind Psquare’s Rumoured Break Up

Toni Payne is always standing up for the ladies..If you all can remember she came out when Toke, Maheeda and Dencia were having issues now she is out to support Lola Omotayo.

Toni Payne aired her views online about those who thinks  Lola is behind the cause of Psquare’s rumoured break up.

Toni has been accused wrongly and she knows how sad and hurting it is when one is accused wrongly………..
read her tweets below


7 Months after child birth, Comedian Bovi’s Wife Shows off her amazing Post Baby Bod

Check Out Amber Rose Sexy Photos For Unleashed Magazine

Gone were the days when we were used to seeing Amber Rose reveal the sexiness in her during photoshoots. Well the sexy bald head diva is back and this time its for unleashed magazine. What do you think of her look?
feeling it?
more photos below



60 Robbers Raid 8 Streets In Lagos, Destroy 30 Vehicles & Rape Girls

Burnt and vandalised vehicles.
There were fears and tension in the Mushin area of Lagos State on Monday morning after about 60 robbers operated on no fewer than eight streets and destroyed about 30 vehicles. Some residents told our correspondent that the robbers also raped some young ladies and operated unchallenged for about seven hours. The hoodlums, who reportedly belonged to two cult groups – Akala boys and Toheeb’s gang – ravaged New Balogun, Euba, Ayonuga, Tiamiyu, Haruna, Ereko, Oyedele streets and Coker Lane.

A mosque on Coker Lane was not spared as the worshippers, who slept in the mosque after a vigil, were robbed by the hoodlums. One of the people in the mosque said the robbers fired bullets for over one hour before robbing from house-to-house. He said, “It was around 12am on Monday morning that we started hearing gunshots. It lasted for about an hour.
“Around 1am, they started going from house-to-house, robbing the occupants. They stole about seven laptops from the house opposite this mosque. They stole phones, money and everything they saw. They came inside the mosque and took our phones and money. People were crying throughout the night. It was terrible.” Another witness said the robbers were not in a haste. He said they robbed till 5am and came back at 6am to continue before leaving around 7am.
Our correspondent observed that a generator was also removed from its shed by the robbers. Vehicles parked on the streets were vandalised by the robbers, just as two Toyota Hilus van were burnt. Our correspondent counted 20 vehicles, but some residents said about 10 damaged cars had been taken away by their owners for repairs. Kasali Daramola, a driver who spoke while fighting back tears, told our correspondent he owned one of the burnt vehicles.
He said, “This is the third time they will do this to me. What have I done to them? The first was a Lexus car my younger brother bought for me, which I was planning to sell to acquire a commercial bus to take care of my four kids and wife. I sold the scrap for N30, 000. I used the money I raised to get a bus and I was paying for it by installment. I have not finished the payment when they destroyed it.”
Daramola said the men entered his house and some of the ladies living there were raped. He said attempts to bring in the police were abortive as they kept saying they were on their way without showing up. A resident said, “For over five years now this area has not known peace. Will the police say they cannot do anything about it? Around 7am that policemen came here, they still saw some of those robbers around, but did not do anything. Why? I believe the police know all the people causing trouble here and if they want to do something, it doesn’t take them anything.”
Tosin Gbolahan, a resident, said a policeman attached to Alakara Police Station was with the hoodlums on Monday morning. He said the hoodlums took advantage of a carnival that was held the previous night on Ojo Street to perpetrate the havoc. The Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, Ngozi Braide, said she would call back, but she had yet to do so as of press time.
May God preserve our lives in Nigeria!

Man United Owners Ready To Sack David Moyes

If reports emanating from the camp of Manchester United is to be believed, then the former European champions could sack their current manager David Moyes before the end of the season.

According to latest information, United’s owners, the Glazer family, have finally lost patience with Moyes after a dismal season that has seen the reigning Barclays Premier League champions slump to seventh in the table.

The final straw was Sunday’s 2-0 defeat at Everton, their 11th in the Barclays Premier League this season, and a result that left the title holders down 13 points off the Champions League places.

Moyes Has Won 27 of His 51 Games as Man U Coach, Drawn 9 and Lost 15.

* David Moyes reported to face sack before end of the season

It was gathered that the Glazers and United chief executive Ed Woodward were determined to show patience with Moyes but have recognised inescapable signs recently that performances were getting worse and that players had stopped trying for their manager.

It is understood that the plan now is to sack Moyes at the end of the season but the situation could now come to a head later on Monday or in the coming days.

There are speculations that if the former Everton boss is sacked before the season’s end, club legend Ryan Giggs will be asked to take over team affairs.

Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp, Holland’s Louis van Gaal and Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti are being suggested to be among those considered as a long-term successor.

Taking all competitions into account, United have won 27 of 51 matches during the Moyes tenure, drawing nine and losing 15.

Take A Glimpse At The Mr Nigeria 2014 Contestants


Just as we have the Ms Nigeria beauty pageant, a similar contest was created for men too.

The Silverbird Group has presented us with a taste of the what the 20 contestants for the Mr Nigeria 2014 competition look like.

As we wait for the official photos to be released, check out our Photos of the finalists – Top 20.

One of these men will be crowned winner on Sunday 27th April 2014 at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The winner will take over from the current Mr Nigeria, Deji Bakare.

More photos below: -


Mekwuye Michael

Amilo Michael

Valentine Orakwe

Tyrone Ohaegbu

Stephen Damian

Raymond Iorkohol

Iyare Michealangelo

Austine Igwilo

Imaga Okechuwu

Anoliefo Izuchukwu

Christopher Isibor

Christian Ejealor

Ikpa Chisom Elvis

Ikubese Emmanuel

Prince Jothan

Okoli Franklin

Tobias Uchechukwu

Aswobi Steve Nnadozie

Uzodinma Chukwuemeka

Take a look at the aspiring contestants for Mr Nigeria including the final 20 and those who didn’t make the cut.







Photos:- Actress Iyabo Ojo shares photos of herself & adorable kids holidaying in Houston, Texas
Actress Iyabo Ojo and her kids Festus and Priscillia, celebrated their Easter in Texas.
She made them choose wherever they wanted for their Easter vacation and they chose Houston.
“They are my diamonds and all i have got, i live for them” the proud mum says.
see photos from their vacation below

Iyanya Vists Nyanya Abuja Bomb Victims, Says: “Some Of Them Can’t Eat Or Sleep”


I came across this report and it touched my heart how Iyanya made a great gesture to visit the wounded in the hospital.

Iyanya paid a visit to one of the hospitals in Abuja to visit some of the victims of the Nyanya bomb blast; that wasn’t all; Iyanya also sang for one of the victims he got to greet.

He said: -

“In Abuja visiting the Bomb Blast Victims – This baby and her mum were involved in the blast her they both survived, her mum is not in a very good condition but the baby is. God be with them all God Keep Us safe”





Odemwingie Donates N1 Million to Bendel Insurance

Nigeria international and former Bendel Insurance player Osaze Odemwingie yesterday donated N1 million to the club.

Presenting the cash on behalf of Odemwingie, Austin Uwagboe said the cash donation is part of the Stoke City players’s contribution to the club that made him who he is today.

Receiving the cash donation on behalf of players and technical officials, the Sole Administrator of Bendel insurance, Coach Austin Eguavoen thanked Odemwingie for his concern and care for the club . Eguavoen therefore called on well meaning Edo indigenes and former Bendel insurance players to emulate Odemwengie in donating to the club.

Stoke City Forward Odemwingie Had Earlier Donated Football Equipments to the Club in February.

Odemwengie two months ago donated sets of equipment to the club.

Source: This Day

20 Top Naitons Issue Travel Warnings To its Citizens Planning On Visiting Nigeria


On a sad note, due to Nigeria’s failing security situation has resulted in a great sense of frustration not just for Nigerians but also foreigners.

Due to the recent negative media attention on an international scale, about 20 countries have advised their citizens to stay away from Nigeria, mostly due to last week’s terror attacks.

The countries include: -

the US, Canada, Australia, have already issued several warnings to its citizens about Nigeria, United Kingdom, several other western nations like France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden.

Even at the United Nations, where Nigeria is currently holding the gavel as this month’s President of the Security Council, there is a sense of frustration, as four major official statements criticized the state of insecurity in Nigeria.

Specifically, the Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, has had to issue two statements of the four critical statements on the Nigeria terror attacks within three days. His first statement was on Monday the 14th after the Nyanya Bus station bombing, and then on Wednesday after the kidnapping of over 100 schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno State.

Then, from the Security Council, where Prof Joy Ogwu has been presiding as rotating president for April, came the third UN statement on the suspected Boko Haram attacks this week. UNICEF, again, issued a strongly worded statement after the abduction of the schoolgirls, making it the fourth UN statement condemning the situation in Nigeria. UN sources believe this is not a very good sign for the country’s image, considering its standing at the UN.

All the four UN statements showed a deep sense of international outrage but also of frustration at the seemingly helplessness of the Nigerian government to effectively control the situation.

Singer Kevin Sharp Dead At 43

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Kevin Sharp, a country music singer who recorded multiple chart-topping songs and survived a well-publicized battle with cancer, has died. He was 43.

His sister Mary Huston said Sharp died at his mother’s Fair Oaks, Calif., home, at 10:49 p.m. Saturday of complications from past stomach surgeries and digestive issues.

“He had a strong heart, that’s what kept him alive, (but) I’m so happy for him, that there’s no more suffering,” Huston said through tears and exhaustion. She had cared for her brother since his return home to Northern California last Friday after 10 weeks in the hospital.

Sharp gained fame with the release of “Nobody Knows,” a single on his 1996 debut album, “Measure of a Man.” He released two other albums, “Love Is” in 1998 and “Make A Wish” in 2005.

Born in 1970 in Redding, Calif., Sharp was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, as a high school senior. He overcame it after two years of chemotherapy and radiation.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation granted Sharp’s wish to meet Grammy Award-winning music producer David Foster, who gave him tips to help jump-start his career.

Sharp also became a motivational speaker, a spokesman for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and wrote “Tragedy’s Gift,” a 2004 book about fighting cancer.

For the last several years, Sharp had struggled from past stomach surgery and residual issues from his aggressive cancer treatment.

“His dream came true through music, and he touched thousands of lives, and he helped heal the soul of people dealing with cancer,” Huston said.

Sharp is survived by five brothers, two sisters and his mother




Revealed: Why Ini Edo And Rita Dominic Are Sworn Enemies


It seems top Nollywood actresses Ini Edo and Rita Dominic are at war and according to close friends, it has something to do with the governor of Akwa Ibom state, Godswill Akpabio.

According to the report, before the Akwa Ibom state born actress, Ini Edo’s marriage to Phillip Ehiagwina, she was very close to Gov. Akpabio and she had free access to him.

He was also said to be dishing out lots of money to her. She was also the unofficial link person for Nollywood stars who trooped down to the state at every given opportunity, knowing that the  governor will surely fill their pockets and they were never disappointed.

The problem between the actresses began when Rita Dominic who Ini gave a link to the governor decided to play smart by always sneaking to Uyo, the state capital, without informing Ini and when she got to know about this, she took it out on Rita and the two have become enemies since then.

Also, Ini Edo is reportedly not ready to forgive Rita for betraying her.

U.S. Security Expert Says Al-Qaeda, Al-Shabab Terrorist Sects Are Backing Boko Haram

Al-Qaeda and Al-Shabaab terrorist organizations operating in the Islamic Maghreb and Arabian peninsula are helping members of Boko Haram carry out their operations in Nigeria.

This is according to forensic criminologist and security co-ordinator at the American University of Nigeria, Dr. Lionel Von Frederck Rawlins.

Rawlins, a US marine, who has worked in Europe, Africa, Asia, Central and South America, the Middle East and Far East as a counter-terrorist specialist, explained that Nigeria is under siege from terrorists from other lands.

He advised the Nigerian government to seek help in dealing with the insurgency.

According to him, the Nigerian government and people “only have to ask and they will send people.”

“Some people believe that it is politically-motivated. Maybe it was and it started off that way. Some believe it is religiously motivated, but I don’t know if that is true.

“I doubt it because Muslims are killing Muslims as well, not just Christians and non-Muslims; so if you want to look at it that way, it is a fallacy. What I would say is that it has got to the point where Boko Haram is killing people because Boko Haram is now proving a point that it can kill and get away with it. It has gone beyond religion, politics and ideology.

“It is a belief: ‘I can kill people and I can get away with it and let me show you I can do it.’’That is what it is now. It is a showman thing.

“A case in point: Look at what they did or tried to do in Giwa Barracks, Maiduguri recently. They tried to take on a military base! That alone tells you that these people are so emboldened they don’t even care about attacking a military base where soldiers are with weapons.”

He explained that Boko Haram currently receives help from other globally recognized terror groups.

“What you have now are insurgents from other countries. They are trained by Al-Qaeda, Al-Shabaab and other groups. They send people here to train them. They also go for training and come back but you must remember, many terrorist groups are in this together and they don’t have problem training and supporting each other because they know that one day, they can call each other for help and when they do, they expect that you will come and help. They may say ‘We need you to help us get Mali,’ and then you send people because they trained you, gave you funding and all the resources you need, so that was done for you to pay back.

“So, you are correct to say they got people to help them. There are times also that survivors report that people who came with Boko Haram to kill them were speaking a language they have never heard before; nothing out of Nigeria, so they could be French, Spanish, something from Mali, CAR, Kenya, etc. They know instinctively that it is not a Nigerian tongue which proves the fact that they bring in outsiders.”

“We have to give the military the support that it needs, and if you don’t give them that support, it is very demoralizing for the soldiers. It erodes their confidence and their morale to know that ‘I am fighting to defend you and then when Boko Haram insurgents are killed, you turn around and blame me, but when Boko Haram kill 50, you don’t say anything.’ You don’t go after them with the same force and the same venom; you don’t go after them like you go after the military when people are killed and to me, that is unfair. If you are going to do it, do it both ways. Tell the bad guys that what they are doing is wrong and tell the good guys as well that what they are doing is wrong when they go wrong.”

US Teenager Survives Five-Hour Flight In Wheel Well

A 16-year-old boy has survived a journey hidden in the wheel well of a five-hour flight from California to Hawaii. Hawaiian Airlines said airline staff noticed the boy after the plane landed yesterday morning.
He was questioned by the FBI and later given a medical screening which confirmed he was in a stable condition.
Just like the Nigerian boy, he also ran away from home and made his way to San Jose airport to get to the plane.
“Kid’s lucky to be alive,” FBI spokesman Tom Simon told the AP news agency.
The airline spokesperson also said, when the flight landed, the teenager hopped down from the wheel well and started wandering around the airport grounds. His only possession when he landed was a comb for his hair. He was very lucky to have survived he said.