UK, US join Search For Abducted Schoolgirls


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Britain and the United States of America have joined the search for the 234 schoolgirls abducted from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno, by the Boko Haram sect.y report.

The girls were kidnapped in their hostel on April 14 after members of the sect, pretending to be soldiers, lured the pupils away from their hostel before setting it ablaze.

About 30 of the girls escaped from captivity while about a dozen, who fled into the bush when the sect attacked the school, have since returned to the school.

The military had initially claimed that it had rescued all but 18 of the girls but the school principal, Asabe Kwabura, debunked the statement.

Parents who tried to rescue their children from the Sambisa Forest where the pupils are reportedly being kept by Boko Haram had to turn back when they learnt that the sect was heavily armed and that they might lose their lives in the process.

An enlarged Security Council meeting presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday directed the military to do everything possible to rescue the schoolgirls.

On Friday, British Foreign Secretary, William Hague, said his country had begun talks with Nigeria over the incident.

He stated this in a response made available to our correspondent by the spokesperson of the British High Commission in Abuja, Mr. Robert Fitzpatrick.

Hague said, “The appalling abduction in northern Nigeria on April 14 is a stark reminder of the threat of sexual violence faced by women in conflict prone areas.

“I am very concerned that the majority of the girls are still missing.  I spoke to Nigerian Foreign Minister, Wali, about this case on 18 April, and we are talking to Nigerian authorities about how best to assist in their efforts to secure the girls’ release and bring those responsible to justice.”

Similarly, The Canadian Counsellor in Abuja, Ms. Alexandra Mackenzie, said her country was disturbed by the news of the abducted girls.

She said, “We are very concerned about the case of the kidnapped girls in the North-East.

“The High Commission of Canada is following the development closely here in Nigeria.”

FG uncovers how Sanusi allegedly spent N1.3bn on charter planes in 2013


Fresh trouble appears to be brewing for the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN), Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, as the Federal Government has discovered how he spent the sum of N1.3 billion for personal aircraft charter in 2013 alone.charter-plane-sanusi

Indeed, investigations revealed that the budget for the CBN governor’s aircraft charter was adjusted twice in the year with a proviso for further expenses which are being investigated.

Documents already in the possession of government investigators confirmed that while the sum of N800 million was initially approved  in the CBN Governor’s Department Travels vote head for 2013, it was adjusted with additional N400 million in August and another N74 million in December of that year.

While the aircraft charter bill at a stage stood at N1.2 billion, further adjustment was said to have been made to take the bill to N1.344 billion.

 A memo dated November 27, 2013, which originated from the Director, Governor’s Department of the CBN, had indicated  that a single aircraft charter was to cost the CBN governor the sum of $25, 500.

The memo indicated that the CBN governor was to attend an urgent meeting with the president in Abuja on November 28, 2013 and that the sum would defray the cost of aircraft charter for that trip.

Also on December 27, 2013, the Management of CBN approved the sum of N74,768,479.05 (seventy four million, seven hundred and sixty eight thousand, four hundred and seventy nine naira and five kobo only) as additional payment for outstanding aircraft charter bills for the year 2013.

It was confirmed that the aircraft charter charges were different from the general costs incurred by the CBN on movement of cash by aircraft from one section of the country to the other.

A source stated that the CBN governor’s department deal mainly with issues that affect the CBN governor directly.

 It was also confirmed that the CBN had estimated a monthly budget of N95 million for aircraft charter for the governor in 2013, based on past trends.

A memo from the Director, Governor’s Department dated December 24, 2013 explains the bills on chartered aircraft.

The memo, addressed to Deputy Governor (CS),with the subject “request for payment of outstanding bills: Chartered aircraft-N74,768,479.05 from General Provisions Account,” explained that while the Bank had estimated that the CBN governor would spend N95 million monthly on aircraft charter, the trend towards the end of 2013 changed as a result of frequent local and international trips by the governor.

Nyanya Bomb Blast: Masterminds Must Pay For It, Says Jonathan


 Nyanya Bomb Blast: Masterminds Must Pay For It, Says  Jonathan

Nigerian President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on Saturday promised Nigerians that all those who took part in the recent Nyanya bomb explosion in Abuja that left about 86 persons dead must pay for their actions.

 

Jonathan made the promise in his remarks at the fourth presidential national prayer breakfast held inside the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

 

He said his prayers were with all the victims of the sect, Boko Haram, their families and loved ones across the country.

 

The president  said his government would continue to offer all assistance needed to support the families as security agencies were working hard to curtail the situation.

 

He said, “Today, our prayers are with the victims of Boko Haram and their

families and loved ones. The last tragedy of these heinous ideology

occurred while we were preparing to mark the resurrection of our Lord

at Easter, bringing sorrow to many families.

 

“The government is offering all assistance to support the affected families as the security agencies work tirelessly to unravel the scourge of this evil and to forestall further senseless desecration of our homeland.

 

“And of course, no matter what the government does, we cannot recover

the dead but one thing we promise is that all those who took part in

that act will surely pay for it.”

 

The President said Nigerians needed to rely on God to pursue peace and overcome the enemies of the nation.

 

While thanking them for their prayers, Jonathan said Nigerians’ love for the country gives him hope and encouragement to do more for the good of Nigeria.

List Of Boko Haram Sponsors EXPOSED


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Few days after a spiritualist, Alhaji Goni who based in Adamawa, threatened to make public the names of Boko Haram sponsors, in the early hours of Saturday Guru Maharaj Ji revealed that he had already beat him to it.

 

According to the Spiritual Leader of One Love Family with headquarters in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo, he said he had already told President Goodluck Jonathan who the sponsors of the sect are.


Guru who recently declared that both sponsors of the group and those behind the April 14 bombing at Nyanya Park in Abuja that claimed scores of lives would face repercussions of their action before the end of October revealed during an interview with our correspondent: “I had told President Goodluck Jonathan those behind these nest of killers (Boko Haram) through several publications.”

He . “I have asked the President to arrest them before now because they said that since power did not return to the North after the 2011 general elections, they would make the nation ungovernable.

“The spirit of the creator is against them. They are going to be dealt with. I will call them to order in the interest of innocent Nigerians, enough of the bloodletting.

If President Jonathan had listened to the advice I gave him two years ago when I was at Aso Rock, all the killings by Boko Haram would have stopped. After my visit to the villa, the bombings stopped but because those in government did not continue to tap from my spiritual grace, the bombers returned.

“Nigeria belongs to all of us. As Living Perfect Master, I cannot be here and all these continue. I am challenging the Northern leaders to an open debate in a national television. Let them swear by the name of the Creator and all the seven elements of the earth that their actions were not the direct reflection of Boko Haram onslaught.”

Guru concluded by saying that some former military rulers, a former Vice President, and some leaders in the North are the ones funding the group.

NETPod: Yemi Sax releases his version of ‘Caro’ and ‘Limpopo’


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Yemi Sax has remixed two of the greatest jamz of 2013, Kcee‘s Limpopo’ and Starboy‘s ‘Caro’ featuring Lax and Wizkid. 

Caro [Remix]
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Limpopo [Remix]DOWNLOAD

Cool FM’s Dotun and wife welcome baby girl!


He's a daddy! Dotun and his wife Taiwo Oyebanjo welcomed a baby girl on April 21

Guess who’s the new daddy in town in? Do 2D tun!

The Cool FM Lagos OAP and his wife Taiwo Oyebanjo welcomed a bouncing baby girl on Monday, April 21, 2014 in Houston, Texas.

Mother and daughter are said to be doing fine.

It’s been an extremely busy period for Dotun who’s been shuttling Nigeria and the US. He is one of the show hosts at the on-going Star Music Trek music concerts holding across the

#WeddingOff: Photos from Tiwa Savage and Tee Billz Dubai wedding


By Osagie Alonge

Meet the bride! Tiwa Savage stuns in Vera Wang. Photo: Alakija Studios

Nigerian R&B/Pop singer Tiwa Savage and manager/hubby Tunji ‘Tee Billz’ Balogun hold their white wedding today April 26, 2014 in Dubai, U.A.E, a few months after having a traditional marriage ceremony back in Lagos, November 2013.

A host of Nigerian celebrities are attending the special event – check out these very lovely photos as guests make their way from the hotel room to the event. We’ll be updating the photos so keep refreshing!

No that's not the couple. It's Toolz and her main man Tunde Demuren

Nigerian R&B/Pop singer Tiwa Savage and manager/hubby Tunji ‘Tee Billz’ hold their white wedding today April 26, 2014 in Dubai, U.A.E, a few months after having a traditional marriage ceremony back in Lagos, November 2013.

A host of Nigerian celebrities are attending the special event – check out these very lovely photos as guests make their way from the hotel room to the event. We’ll be updating the photos so keep refreshing!

Tiwa Savage weds Tee Billz in Dubai - Bridget Awosika, Lola Omotayo, Tracy Nwapa, Eku Edewor

Bridget Awosika, Lola Omotayo, Tracy Nwapa, Eku Edewor

Tiwa Savage weds Tee Billz in Dubai - Bridget Awosika

Tiwa Savage weds Tee Billz in Dubai - Seyi Shay.

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Tiwa Savage weds Tee Billz in Dubai - Seyi Shay

Tiwa Savage weds Tee Billz in Dubai - Toke Makinwa

Toke Makinwa

Tiwa Savage weds Tee Billz in Dubai - Toolz

Toolz

Tiwa Savage weds Tee Billz in Dubai - Vina

Vina

Tiwa Savage weds Tee Billz in Dubai - Andrea Giaccaglia

Andrea Giaccaglia

Tiwa Savage weds Tee Billz in Dubai - Tracy Nwapa and Eku Edewor

Tracy Nwapa and Eku Edewor

Tiwa Savage weds Tee Billz in Dubai - Simi Osomo and Di'Ja

Simi Osomo and Di’Ja

Tiwa Savage weds Tee Billz in Dubai - Don Jazzy

Don Jazzy

Tiwa Savage weds Tee Billz in Dubai - DJ Xclusive

Tiwa Savage weds Tee Billz in Dubai - N6

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Tiwa Savage weds Tee Billz in Dubai - Tunde Demuren

EME’s Tunde Demuren

Tiwa Savage weds Tee Billz in Dubai - Dr SID and Simi Osomo

Dr SID and Simi Osomo

Tiwa Savage weds Tee Billz in Dubai - Tola and Onohi Odunsi

Tola and wife Onohi Odunsi

Tiwa Savage weds Tee Billz in Dubai - Don Jazzy and Eku Edewor

Tiwa Savage weds Tee Billz in Dubai- Kaffy and N6

Kaffy and N6

Tiwa Savage weds Tee Billz in Dubai - Don Jazzy and Tania Omotayo

Tiwa Savage weds Tee Billz in Dubai - Dr SID, Papa Omisore, Andrew Esiri

Tiwa Savage weds Tee Billz in Dubai - Patoranking, Bizzle Osikoya, Peju Adewusi

Tiwa Savage weds Tee Billz in Dubai - Demilade Roberts, Lami Phillips, Peju Adewusi

Demilade Roberts, Lami Phillips, Peju Adewusi

Tiwa Savage weds Tee Billz in Dubai - Tania Omotayo, Papa Omisore, Sameerah Ahmed

Tiwa Savage weds Tee Billz in Dubai - Vina, Tania Omotayo

Papa Omisore, Sameerah Ahmed and Don Jazzy

Don Jazzy with Mavin 2.0 acts Korede Bello, Dija and Rekadobanks

Don Jazzy with Mavin 2.0 acts Korede Bello, Dija and Rekadobanks

Tiwa Savage weds Tee Billz in Dubai - Don Jazzy and the Mavins

Elevator selfie!

Paul Okoye, Tania Omotayo and Larry Annetts

Tiwa Savage weds Tee Billz in Dubai - Prive Luxury Events designed the venue

Prive Luxury Events designed the venue for the reception – at the Armani Hotel, Dubai

Tiwa Savage weds Tee Billz in Dubai - Chigurl

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Nigerian Musician In Trouble For Demanding Cow’s Blood At A Wedding In Lagos


 

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A 23-year-old musician, Mayowa Akinbowale has been arrested and charged to the court for allegedly demanding the blood of a cow that was slaughtered at a wedding.

He was arraigned before a Magistrate Court sitting in the Abule Egba area of Lagos state on a three count charge of attempting to commit felony, causing a breach of peace and being in possession of charms.

According to the prosecutor, Inspector Rachael Williams, the accused committed the offence on April 11 on  Shemboye Oladunni Street., Baruwa, Ipaja, Lagos State.

The request of the accused had been declined by the complainant, Mrs Morenike Shemboye who is the bride’s mother and she asked him to leave.

He then showed up again at the reception venue. When he was asked by the complainant what he was doing there, he couldn’t give a satisfactory answer and so he was arrested.

After his arrest, the police searched his house and found different charms.

The accused however pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Presiding over the matter, the magistrate, Mr Tajudeen Elias, remanded the accused in the Kirikiri Prison and the case was adjourned to April 30.

EFCC Seize Laide Bakare’s Husband’s Properties


Laide Bakare’s husband, Alhaji Atanda Orilowo is not having the best times now, as his properties has been seized by the court.

Alhaji Atanda Orilowo was taken to court by EFCC and MTN after he couldn’t account for the funds he got to purchase acres of land for the construction of Y’ELLOW Estate, for MTN workers.

Sources say EFCC got the order to seize all his known properties, which include two filling stations in Ajah, his house in Ibeju Lekki and the actress’ newly opened boutique, which he bought for her.

The court order has been reported to be seen at his filling station.
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Iran Ra’pe Victim Facing Execution Unless She Changes Her Story (PICTURED)


An Iranian ra’pe victim has been offered the option of avoiding the gallows if she complies with terms for forgiveness set by the son of the predator she murdered.

Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, an Iranian intelligence agent, was killed by Reyhaneh Jabbari after she was lured to flat to undertake interior design work but se’xually abused.

Jabbari pleaded self defence but was sentenced to hang for Sarbandi’s death. The interior designer’s lawyer has warned the sentence could be carried out within weeks.

Iran’s Islamic based legal system gives the family of victims the right to grant clemency in capital punishment sentences but Sarbandi’s son, Jalal has demanded that Jabbari must change her version of events if she hopes to live.

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“Only when her true intentions are exposed and she tells the truth about her accomplice and what really went down will we be prepared to grant mercy,” he said.

The son said Jabbari, 26, had conceded a man was present in the apartment where his father was stabbed to death “but she refuses to reveal his identity”.

His comments come just days after a young Iranian man convicted of murder escaped a hangman’s noose in Iran when his victim’s mother intervened, slapping him in the face and declaring forgiveness.

The UN says that more than 170 people have been executed in Iran since the beginning of 2014.

Jabbari’s case has triggered domestic and international condemnation.

Iranian actors and other prominent figures have launched an appeal against her execution.

The United Nations and several international rights groups say Jabbari’s confession was obtained under intense pressure and threats from Iranian prosecutors.

Ahmed Shaheed, the UN’s human rights rapporteur on Iran, said on Monday that her trial had been deeply flawed and apparently acted in self-defence.

“The Iranian authorities should review her case and refer it back to court for a re-trial, ensuring the defendant’s right to due process which is guaranteed under both Iranian law and international law,” said Shaheed.

He quoted “reliable sources” as saying that the victim, Sarbandi, had offered to hire Jabbari to redesign his office and took her to an apartment where he sexually abused her.

But Jalal Sarbandi insists that his father’s murder was premeditated, adding that Jabbari confessed to having bought a knife two days earlier.

“She (also) sent a text message to her boyfriend saying she would kill him,” he said.

But Shaheed said that Jabbari only stabbed Sarbandi in the shoulder and had called for an ambulance before fleeing the scene.

Meet 10 most Powerful Catholic Priests In Nigeria 2014


 

In Nigeria today, there are many revered men of God who are as powerful as they are influential. In this league are some powerful Catholic Reverend Fathers whose integrity are still very much intact, in spite of all the rot and sacrileges in Christendom these days. These Reverend Fathers are holy and still keep to their calling, leaving no room whatsoever for compromise or deviation from all Catholics norms and doctrines. Unlike many men of God nowadays who are meddling in politics, making names and money for themselves in the process, these Reverend Fathers are apolitical. Most of them own prayer ministries, and even schools. They are renowned for accurate predictions, healing and life-changing counseling, coupled with parishes that each one of them coordinate.

1. Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Ede is one of these powerful and influential Reverend Fathers in Nigeria. He is the founder of Catholic Prayer Ministry of the Holy Spirit, Elele, Rivers State. Fr. (Father) Ede as he is called, is perhaps the first Catholic Priest whose miracle works remain very popular and unequaled in the history of Catholic church in Nigeria. He is a household name in the area of breaking of curses/yokes, and healing of the sick through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

A power-packed monthly miracle program he holds at Pilgrimage Center, Elele town, Rivers Sate, usually attracts thousands of Christians, and even non-Christians from all parts of the country who always besiege the place, every month for breakthroughs in all areas of life. Beyond the transformation that this fire-brand Priest has brought to the pattern of worship in the Catholic Church, he is the proprietor of 2 reputable institutions of higher learning. He is the proprietor of Our Savior Institute of Science and Technology, (OSISATEC) Enugu State and Madonna University Okija, Anambra State.

2. Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka in Enugu, a very popular firebrand preacher of the gospel. Signs and Wonders usually follow his powerful ministrations. Mbaka’s weekly all-night adoration crusade at Emene, Enugu, has continued to be a big crowd-pulling prograM as many Catholic faithful always throng the round to attend the program. Though many of his ministrations and preachingS are controversial, and sometimes anti-government, this has not in any way diminished the ever-soaring profile of the priest. His miracles have, in no small way, helped in letting many young parishioners stay put in Catholic, because all they would have got in Pentecostal, miracle-happening churches, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka makes happen in Catholic Church. His miracles have brought Pentecostals, Methodists, and Anglicans etc to swell the Roman Catholic crowd. People come from abroad to attend his crusade. Fr. Mbaka is not just a charismatic preacher, he is also an anointed singer. His recorded messages on VCDs, DVDs and audio tapes are fast-selling in the market.His AQUARAPHA sachet water is second to none in the South East.

3.Rev Fr. Paul  Martin Obayi a.k.a. Okunaerere rings a bell among Catholics, non-Catholics and pagans alike in the South-East part of the country. His escapades in the kingdom of darkness in recent years have brought him into limelight in the Roman Catholic fold.

His exploits made him a prospective new generation Catholic cleric of the likes of Rev. Father Ede and Father Ejike Mbaka as his Okunaerere Catholic Adoration Ministry started about nine years ago is now well known.

Today, he is the most sought after Catholic Priest in Nsukka Catholic Diocese because of his spiritual power to destroy the works of kingdom of darkness and liberate souls under satanic bondage.

4. Rev. Fr. Dominic Nwobodo the director, Vincentian Retreat Center, Lagos, is another revered Catholic Priest who usually performs miracles and win souls for Christ in Nigeria. Convinced that Nwobodo has the divine gift as a miracle worker, the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos gave him the approval to establish the Vincentian Retreat Center in the Ojodu area of Lagos. Today, the Center has become a pilgrimage of some sorts, as miracles-seeking people troop to the Center in search of divine solutions to their myriads of problems. Programs he organize include, counseling for couples, monthly midnight vigil and breaking of curses. Fr. Dom, as he is fondly called, has successfully carved a niche for himself in this regard.

5. Rev. Fr. Basil Gbuzue is another Catholic Priest whose exploits for God cannot be underestimated. He is renowned for his prayers and never-seen-before miracles.His prayers and miracles have transformed many lives, from the path of destruction, abject poverty to fulfillment and abundance, in all area of their lives. There are testifiers to the goodness of God through the hands of Fr. Basi Gbuzue. He uses a particular Holy Water, which we gathered, works wonder. This has continued to draw different caliber of people in need of spiritual help, to him from all over the world.

6. Rev. Fr. Paschal Tochukwu Ekediegwu, the Parish Priest at St. Mary’s Church, Akuke, Enugu State. He is highly respected, as a result of his miracle works, and his life-transforming miracles to many. He has been severally invited, even outside Nigeria for Prayers.

7. Rev. Fr. Mario David Dibie , a catholic priest and missionary based at Issele-Uku is rapidly changing the lives of Nigerians everywhere and bringing hope to the poor; the destitute and the spiritually challenged. Fr. Mario David Dibie is the director Emmaus School of Evangelization and also the Director of Retreats, Lumen Christ Family at Issele-Uku Diocese. Fr. Dibie was ordained in 1999 and he was later appointed assistant Director of Emmaus School of Evangelization at All Saints Parish, Onicha Ugbo. His commitment to serve the people even more was found when he was appointed Director of Retreats and Mission which in turn grew to the weekly Tuesday for prayers and counseling groups at Shepherd Chapel at Issele-Uku. The group grew very rapidly and soon the center could no longer contain the congregation. Fr. Dibie named the Tuesday prayer group the “Lumen Christi family in honor of S.S. Peter and Paul.

8. Rev. Fr. Anthony Mario Ozele , the founder and spiritual director CATHOLIC WORLD EVANGELICAL OUTREACH Orerokpe. His life, ministry and evangelical work has drawn people both within and abroad. His ministry has changed the lives of thousands and also many has been freed from the shackle of the devil through his prayers and preaching

9.Rev Fr. Patrick Henry Edet from Mbo L.G.A in Akwa Ibom State. He is the founder of GRACE FAMILY OUTREACH in Nigeria. A programme we have been listening to in Radio and Television.

10. Rev.Fr. Emmanuel Obimma(Ebube Muonso), spiritual director of HOLY GHOST ADORATION MINISTRY UKE IN ANAMBRA state

 

 

EMEKA UGWUONYE, THE CONTROVERSIAL LAWYER, IN THE AGE OF NEW MEDIA. (A Reaction).


Thursday, last week, a friend called me from Hawaii and drew my attention to something published against me in Sahara Reporters by Sahara Reporters (SR). The friend did not call me necessarily because she believed the publication. In fact, she knew SR to be a junk lying outfit from hell. She merely drew my attention to it anyway. Other than this, only about two more people bothered to mention SR’s latest publication about me, and that was because I asked them. Apparently, most people now laugh knowingly when they read or hear about me in SR’s publications. They now dismiss SR outright as a joke, and rightly so. (Permit me to write in third-person henceforth).SR’s fixation on Emeka Ugwuonye, more than on any other single Nigerian, has been SR’s greatest undoing. Nigerians may have problem recognizing propaganda, but Nigerians are not fools as such. They ultimately figure it out. They understood that there must be some reason SR is so fixated on this lawyer, Emeka Ugwuonye.

Also, people generally understand that if every year SR report stories about Emeka Ugwuonye, at some point people would expect to see the truth in what they report. SR reported that Emeka Ugwuonye was a finished man, that he was “convicted of crimes” and was going to jail, that he was jailed for some crime, etc. These stories have gone on for 4 years now. People would have expected to see the end of Emeka Ugwuonye by now.

But guess what! SR just reported last week that Emeka Ugwuonye lost his appeal, that Emeka Ugwuonye set up a fake human right group, that Emeka Ugwuonye did this and did that. That is when everybody started laughing at SR. How come that the man you reported to be convicted is there setting up human right groups, whether false or real group? If he was finished last year, what appeal are you reporting now? Or oh, if there was an appeal last year, how come you never mentioned that? How come that the “criminal” is free, setting up anything, defending people in courts and fighting those who once detained him? When will the stories of SR start being true? How come they continue to believe that people are fools and would believe everything they write?

Of course, Emeka Ugwuonye founded a human right group. That group is real. That group is hitting hard right now. That group has cases pending in courts challenging the Attorney-General of Nigeria to do his job and to protect the rights of Nigerians. That group is challenging Ministers and top Government officials to stop abusing the rights of the people. That group is calling the attention of Nigerian Government to several inequities in this country. That group is fighting against corruption, particularly corruption perpetrated by law enforcement officials in Nigeria. That group is now fighting the police authorities for the rape of an inmate in detention by an officer and for the brutalization of a food vendor by a police officer. So, that group is real, and not fake, as SR has told their readers. Indeed, tomorrow, Monday, April 28, 2014, that group is in the Lagos State High Court, before Justice D. O. Oluwayemi, fighting for the release of a man abusively prosecuted by the EFCC. Anybody who doubts can come to court tomorrow to see. How more real does SR want Ugwuonye’s rights group to be?

WHAT IS SAHARA REPORTERS’ PROBLEM THEN?

Very simple to explain! Omoyele Sowore, a former geography student of University of Lagos (Unilag), from a rather miserable home, which was worse than being poor, needed power and influence so badly. (Don’t get it wrong – there is nothing bad in being poor and there is nothing bad in wanting to acquire power, provided that you act honorably). He lacked the ability to get admission to study law. He didn’t even bother trying. Yet, he was enamored of the works of great lawyers like Gani Fawehinmi and Olisa Agbakoba. However, the closest he got to those men was to match in some of the rallies and protests organized by them. (Sowore disclosed this under oath during the time Emeka Ugwuonye cross-examined him). Sowore came to some notoriety when he became a student union activist in Unilag and ran around causing various mischiefs in the name of students’ union activism. What Sowore called activism was nothing other than unruly conducts and cult activities within Unilag and its environs.

Sowore never achieved anything of importance, not even passing his geography exams well. He managed to get into trouble a lot, including an incident where he was accused of raping a woman (a female student in Unilag). The rape case was under investigation by the then Police Commissioner, Mike Okiro, when Sowore managed to get a visa for the US and fled from the rape investigation. Never mind that he lied to the US authorities and his friends about why he was leaving Nigeria.

Unable to get a real job in America, Sowore had to really scramble for something. Consistent with his trouble-making potential, he saw an opportunity with the Erendu Reports. This was one of the earliest cases where a Nigerian used blogging as an opportunity to disseminate news and report on events on Nigeria. Nigeria is a country of secrecy. Secrecy gives way to rumors and superstition. Where a government conducts its business in utter secrecy and lies, as is the case with Nigerian government over the years, a culture of superstition, rumors and conspiracy-prone mindset exists in the people. With that as a background, a Nigerian blogger seven years ago could suddenly become influential and gain attention quickly by harnessing and peddling rumors and gossips in place of journalism. Sowore saw that opportunity while working for Erendu Reports, owned by another Nigerian, Mr. Erendu.

Sowore also saw the opportunity for scamming, blackmailing and extorting money from people. But Erendu Report was not doing that well or fast enough for the dark, criminal minded Sowore. He needed an outfit of his own. That was how Sahara Reporters was born.

We are in an age of information control. Even before the truly smart people could fully appreciate it, Sowore understood how to package propaganda messages into an easily consumable format. And he has benefited immensely from it, simply by being able to tell fantastic and damaging lies about powerful people and feed these lies to a population so terribly starved of truth that it believes nearly everything.

SAHARA REPORTERS ALMOST SUCCEEDED IN FOOLING EVERYBODY.

Sowore and Sahara Reporters almost succeeded. But they encountered a lawyer called Emeka Ugwuonye and discovered that the lawyer would not retreat like most other people that they had encountered.

Emeka Ugwuonye was a perfect target for SR because he had an untarnished name when SR first attacked him. Emeka was more like a gold pot. He had moved from his struggling years as a fresh graduate of the Nigerian Law School in Lagos to Harvard Law School and World Bank, where he was counsel; and had established a dynamic international law practice in Washington DC. Emeka’s only mistake was that he accepted to work for Nigerian Government and its Washington Embassy without appreciating the dangers inherent in that or being prepared well to deal with that. That exposure ultimately led to conflict. And that created opportunity that SR tried to exploit.

Without his quarrel with the Nigerian Government, Emeka Ugwuonye was destined to clash with SR. In fact, as far back as early 2008, Emeka’s law office was flooded with complaints from many people who had been falsely damaged by SR. The stories were consistent – how SR lied against them because their opponent paid SR money and how SR had tried to extort money from them to avoid publishing something damaging about them. Despite his reluctance, Emeka was forced to confront SR with a warning to cease and desist from blackmailing their victims. SR understood that Emeka’s bold intentions were going to kill their business that was based on blackmail and extortion. The quarrel between Emeka and the Government of Nigeria was a watershed for SR. Indeed, the first time Emeka sued SR, SR reported the story as the Nigerian Government using its lawyer, Emeka Ugwuonye, to kill SR. That characterization was based on the fact that Emeka was already on his way to deal with SR.

Despite the appearances, SR has been so badly bruised by its fight with Emeka Ugwuonye. Both BBC and Al Jazeera considered at some point using SR as part of their Nigerian news coverage given what looked then as SR’s impressive following. But when they read about SR’s fight with Emeka Ugwuonye, each of these media groups contacted Emeka Ugwuonye to hear his side. At the end, it was clear that SR was not the type of website they could associate with.

Also, through their fights with Emeka, even the average Nigerian reader has come to realize that SR are not what they thought. The are just another jungle manipulator of lies. Nobody today is taken seriously if he sites SR as the source of news he has. Thanks to SR’s fight with Emeka Ugwuonye.

WHAT HAPPENED OVER TIME

A few things have changed over time. When the Nigerian Government attacked Emeka unjustly, Emeka counter attacked. Emeka had to confront the Government, particularly the Attorney General and the EFCC, for their involvement in corruption and abuse of rights. That forced EFCC and SR into an alliance to fight Emeka jointly.

That alliance was first perfected by Femi Babafemi, the then media assistant to the Chairman of the EFCC. The deal was simple: the EFCC would help frustrated the case Emeka filed against SR in Maryland by detaining Emeka in Nigeria under a phony charge. In return SR would stop publishing against the EFCC and its Chairman. The deal worked. But it has gone beyond that. Even after Femi Babafemi was booted out of the EFCC by internal wrangling, the new media adviser of the EFCC continued with the deal in place. SR even grew to a point of becoming EFCC’s bulletin today.

At present, Emeka Ugwuonye has more than 25 cases against the EFCC for abuse of rights. These cases, as they develop, would expose finally the criminality that is called the EFCC. The EFCC leadership is very worried. You only look at the cases pending in court to understand why they would be worried. They cannot continue to sponsor lies against Emeka Ugwuonye in the local newspapers as they once used to do, partly because Nigerians are no longer believing those lies and partly because they don’t really have the budget to attack Emeka in that old fashioned manner. Yet, in his own ways, Emeka continued to inform Nigerians that the EFCC and its management are steeped deep in corruption and inefficiency. The more Emeka tells Nigerians the truth about the EFCC, the more desperate EFCC becomes. And their only remaining option, short of outright attempt at Emeka’s life again, is to use SR to peddle more rumors against Emeka. What is really baffling is the EFCC’s failure to see that it already failed.

Indeed, the failure of the EFCC and SR to discredit Emeka was so dramatically apparent last July. Their concern then was that Emeka was becoming “too popular” and almost like a “rock star”. They were so desperate they enlisted the support of other outfits – Premium Times and TELL Magazine – to attack Emeka Ugwuonye. But these media outfits failed woefully because they had nothing else to add to the narrative except to repeat the same lines that SR had peddled for four years to no avail.

THE FUTURE OF THIS FIGHT

Emeka has repeatedly predicted that he would win and his opponents would lose in the end. That is evident in the fact that after four years of falsely publishing that Emeka was convicted of crime, all they could now accuse him of is that he set up a “fake” human right organization. He is not perishing as these people had predicted. Indeed, his enemies’ new worry is not that he is not perishing fast enough, but that he is bouncing back with a strong civil right movement against oppression and injustice in Nigeria.

They have resorted to some silly stories about Emeka’s sister. The fact has always been stated that the Ugwuonye family, like many other families, has a problem centered on the mental health of the only daughter in the family, that is Emeka’s younger sister, Ifesinachi Ugwuonye. Emotional but totally outlandish claims of Ifesinachi at her moment of relapse have been exploited to insult Emeka Ugwuonye. Of course, Ifesinachi Ugwuonye had absolutely no hand in Emeka Ugwuonye’s bail during his detention. Indeed, at that time Emeka was worried that he could not help save his sister’s third marriage from collapse, as he has done over the years. She was never in a position to play any meaningful role in his bail application. That fact is obvious because the lawyers that represented Ugwuonye during the time are well known. And each lawyer knows who instructed him and who was to pay his fees. Yet, the Ugwuonyes know that their sister was capable of exaggerated and unfounded stories due to her condition. That does not bother Emeka in the least, except his concern for the wellbeing of his sister.

The story ends with the fact that after four years of propaganda and lies, Emeka Ugwuonye is not down as falsely claimed by SR. Rather, he is fighting hard to protect the rights of many Nigerians who have been so brutalized and abused by their own Government. At this point, Sahara Reporters are just distractions that do not deserve much attention

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Photo:- See how actress Chika Ike Spent her easter holiday


Nollywood actress Chika Ike spent Easter with less privileged kids. She donated lot of items like packs of cooked foods, snacks and drinks to the kids. God bless her abundantly…..
more photos below

See This Sexy Bikini Photo Of Singer Tiwa Savage In Dubai


Tiwa’s big day is tomorrow and we can see she is really having a nice time. She shared this picture of herself in a  sexy black bikini having fun with friends in Dubai . Banging body………..
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43 year old Shan George stuns in new picture


Boy, 17, Stabs Sister Over Relationship With Man He Dislikes


policeFor lack of a better and more civil way to express his opposition to the man his elder sister is dating, a 17-year-old boy in Marine Beach, Apapa area of Lagos State, has sent her to the hospital with stab wounds.

The teenager, simply identified as Francis, was said to have warned his elder sister, Mary, to put an end to whatever form of relationship she had with the man, simply named Isiaka, because he loathed him.

In a chat with LEADERSHIP Weekend, the minor’s friend, Charles, said Francis had been unhappy since he suspected his elder sister was in a relationship with Isiaka.

According to Charles, his friend hated Isiaka with a passion for no just cause, adding that when Francis confronted his elder sister with the issue of her relationship with the man he had come to despise, she dismissed him with a wave of the hand.

He added that Mary shunned her brother, warning him not to ever interfere in her relationship with Isiaka. She also reportedly threatened to report the matter to their father when he comes back from work, insisting that she would marry Isiaka whether he liked it or not.

Her insistence, according to Charles, irked Francis, who dealt his elder sister a blow to the lips, resulting in blood gushing out of the cut.

Mary reportedly held unto Francis, who in turn broke an empty bottle of beer and stabbed her before fleeing the scene.

The injured Mary was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Photos:- Woman Turned Into A Bird & got stuck in a Gutter in Lagos


Around 9am today, this above pictured woman who allegedly confessed to being a witch, was rescued from a gutter she was trapped in around Abalti Barracks, Ojuelegba in Surulere, Lagos.

According to reports, a passerby had noticed someone stretching out her hand from a very small hole in a 6ft deep gutter just in front of the Army Barracks and calling out for help. The passerby quickly ran into the Army barracks to get help.

Within minutes, a crowd gathered with people saying all sort of things about the lady inside the gutter and how she got trapped in it. Some said she’s a witch, that she went for her meeting transformed as a
bird. Only to end up in the covered gutter after she fell uncontrollably as a bird from the sky. That it was inside the drainage she now transformed back into her human form. Some others said she was on her way from Oshogbo and got sucked in the gutter, and so on.

When the woman was asked questions like ‘What are you doing inside the gutter?’ she replied, weeping ”Please I need water, help me”.

A senior officer of the Nigerian Army reportedly asked the soldiers to get her out, a welder around the environment was called in and she was finally brought out by a good Samaritan who entered the gutter to help her out.
She was brought out naked, covered up and then she said:

My name is Amudat Jimoh, It was God that sent me here, He (GOD) said I should confess my sins so that I don’t die, please I need water to drink, help me, I don’t know how I found myself here, please help me..

A Lagos State ambulance arrived and she was taken  away for proper medical attention.

Insecurity: UN Offers To Assist Nigeria In Protecting Schools


967fd5dbd8434ecc6e9c30d207f474cdFollowing the unrelenting spate of attacks on education institutions in the Northeastern part of Nigeria by suspected insurgents, the United Nations (UN) on Friday, offered to assist Nigeria in protecting schools in the region.

Erstwhile British Prime Minister, Mr Gordon Brown, who spoke on behalf of the international community on CNN’s News Live yesterday, expressed concern over last week’s abduction of 234 students of the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State by members of the militant Islamist sect, Boko Haram.

“We’ve got to help Nigeria to do this. The UN is going to make proposals on how to protect school areas”, Mr. Brown was quoted as saying.

“The disturbing news like this goes beyond Nigeria. If young school girls are kidnapped in Nigeria, and it is happening in Pakistan and Iraq, it raises huge question about the future, the first thing for now is the safety of the girls”, he added.

Nigeria, according to Mr. Brown, requires international support to secure its schools against the backdrop of increasing attacks by Boko Haram gunmen.

He added: “Boko Haram means western education is a sin and the Islamic militant group is determined to use school as a battleground to prosecute its campaign.

“We’ve got to make schools more secure. About ten and half millions children are not going to school particularly because of lack of teachers and discrimination against female children in rural communities.

“Nigeria needs international support to correct this and we’ve got to deal with lack of facilities and safety too. The international community has got to prepare to assist in this regard”.

Aftermath Of Registration: UPN Says ‘It Will Not Be Business As Usual’


UPNSequel to the approval given by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for it to operate as a political party, the Unity Party of Nigeria, UPN, has promised that it would no longer “be business as usual”, as it is set to stand out in Nigeria’s political space.

The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Bari Adedeji Salau, in a statement posted on UPN’s website, noted that the journey towards getting registered was a long and tedious one.

Mr. Salau thanked all “Nigerian patriots” who had kept faith with the party.

“There has never been any occasion before now when an unregistered party has generated so much interest as that of the UPN”, he said.

The party also promised to make raise the bar, saying “with the UPN, it shall not be business as usual.

“We will always remember the sons and daughters with whom we are in the philosophy of serving the generality of Nigerian people.

“Ours is the pursuit of an egalitarian society, serving the greatest good of the greatest number.

“We owe it to the Nigerian people in all the states and the geographical zones to be fair to all in dispensation of justice”, it said.

According to the statement, the UPN shall hold the freedom of the press and individual sacrosanct.

“To us the independence of the judiciary is the cornerstone of the rule of law which is indispensable in a democratic society, we shall guide it jealously”, it said.

“We shall keep faith to the four cardinal programmes of the old UPN because of its comprehensiveness in addressing the core issues of the problem of this nation”.

The new party, in the statement, also extended its hands of fellowship to the other 25 political parties to elevate the country’s democratic practices.

It also commended INEC officials for their painstaking efforts in ensuring the party was registered.

Information Nigeria reports that UPN, which was the ruling party in the defunct Western region during the aborted second republic, was revived by leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, Dr Frederick Fasehun in concert with some other persons of Yoruba extraction.

Photos:- Ini Edo celebrates 32nd birthday on set


  Ini Edo who turned 32 few days back is currently on set in Enugu and her colleagues organized a little get together for her…
see a picture of her cake below

 

Photos:- Actress Ngozi Ezeonu is still rocking her new slim figure


PHOTOS: Stella Damasus Celebrates Her B’Day In Seafood Restaurant


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Nollywood Diva Stella Damasus who clocked 36 yesterday shared photos from her birthday party.

Yesterday, Stella’s BFF Daniel Ademinkan and close friends congratulated her wishing all the best.

On her official Instagram page, Stella posted some photos where she and her friends spend an evening at seafood restaurant by the beach.

See photos from Stella’s birthday below:
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I’m Through With PDP – Amaechi


Rotimi-AmaechiGovernor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State on Thursday night reiterated his commitment to the All Progressives Congress, APC, in reaction to a statement credited to his former Chief of Staff and Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, that he was planning a comeback to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, through the ‘back door’.

The governor, who spoke to reporters on the sideline of the inauguration of Port Harcourt as the World Book Capital 2014, vowed that he would not succumb to pressure from some unnamed PDP leaders to return to the “dead” party.

When reminded that he had given a condition – that the Federal Government returns the state’s oil wells in Kalabari and Etche, ceded to neighbouring Bayelsa, Abia and Imo states – for his return, the Nigeria Governors Forum chairman said he would adopt a wait and see approach before deciding his next line of action.

While admitting that there are ‘wonderful men and women’ in the PDP, Amaechi noted that there is a world of difference between him, APC and the PDP that would make his return difficult if not impossible.

Amaechi said yesterday: “I am not returning to the PDP. That man (Wike), they should check him whether he is okay. I have finished with the PDP”.

On his promise, he said: “Well, I had made a promise that if they returned the Kalabari oil wells I will return to the party, well that is a different thing. Let’s see that happen. The real thing is that there are issues that are fundamentally different between myself, the APC and the PDP. If  I am progressive, I must be progressive and I must see it in  the type of  life I live, what I do and what I say and how I relate  with the people, the type of governance. You can’t carry out a socialist programme like this free education, properly free education where children are given laptops, free uniforms, fed and sent home.  There are so many of these things we run that are contrary to the ideology of PDP. But there are wonderful men and women there“.

“Beyond the oil wells, I have told them, they have approached me. If they want, I will call the names of those that approached me, but that is not an issue. There are issues that are fundamentally different. If I am a progressive, it must be seen in the type of life I live, in what I do, how I relate with people and the type of governance.

“I said people should ignore him (Wike). Are you sure that if I tell the PDP that I am coming back in 10 days, they will not send a dance party here? One problem with leadership in Nigeria is that when you are a president, a governor or a minister, what you say must be factual. You cannot be part of gossip.

“So, that young man (Wike), who claims to be Minister of State for Education, who does not know what it means to be a minister, is saying I am begging to come back to the PDP. What is the PDP? I beg you, please, do not ever ask me question about that young man (Wike), because I will not answer you”.

On allegations by the opposition that his administration was heavily indebted and was still piling on the state’s debt profile, Amaechi said it was not true, assuring that he would clear every kobo his government was owing before his administration terminates in May next year.

He also stressed that his administration had already cleared most of its debt, adding that it had also put measures in place to ensure he handed over a debt free state to his successor.

“Why have you not seen the name of Rivers state among the states owing the country?  We have paid down to eighty billion and we will finish paying that by June so we will be free from debt. The reason we are not on the list of indebted states is because we pay what we owe and put the rest on project. Just check, if we are so indebted why are banks chasing us around, wanting to give us money in spite of all the noise by the opposition? It is because they see the way we pay”, Amaechi said.

Amaechi also stated that his administration’s initiative had moved from the Garden City Literary Festival to the Port Harcourt Book Festival and also progressed to the stage of establishing a book centre, worth N3.5 billion, not owned by the State Government, but by a non-governmental organisation, the Garden City Literary Association

He further stressed that his administration’s efforts in the education sector might be responsible for the nomination of Port Harcourt as the World Book Capital 2014.

The Rivers governor said: “The second transformation is, somewhere along line, she (Mrs. Koko Kalango, the Project Director of the Port Harcourt World Book Capital 2014) brought the idea of competing for the World Book Capital and I said, that will not be a bad idea.

“So, we funded her to compete and we won the nomination. It was wonderful that she did that. When she came to me and said we won, I now asked her what the World Book Capital is all about and she explained that it is like the Kane Festival by film makers and that is what it is to book readers.

“We budgeted nearly N4 billion for the World Book Capital. We are building libraries, but I call them reading rooms, in the city. They are about seven and we are having 23 in all the local government areas. We will equip and furnish the libraries”.

SEE Photos Of Annie Idibia’s First Daughter And Tuface’s Sons Having Fun


Tuface Idibia has got lovely kids and his wife Annie loves to flaunt them at every given opportunity.

Annie just shared a cute photo of her first daughter Isabella and Tuface’s sons from Sunmbo Ajaba Adeoye, Zino and Nino on Instagram.

She captioned the photo: “Smartest kids ever!!! They get u sooo confused…. Xoxo”…nicey!”
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Annie has two daughters for Tuface who has five kids from two other women.

8-year-old Nino is the oldest of Tuface’s seven children.
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Lovely Photos from Tiwa and Teebillz pre-wedding party in Dubai last night



Tania Omotayo, Elohor Aisien, Toke Makinwa, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, Lilian Unachukwu and many of Tiwa’s friends attend the couple’s pre-wedding party which took place tonight in Dubai.
See more photos after the cut…

The pre-wedding party is going on right now. See more pics…

 

 

“Please Stop Blaming Lola, This Was Never About Her’ Jude Okoye Tweets


Since reports had it that the Okoye’s were heading for a spilt, most people have blamed Lola Omotayo to be the cause of the problem between the brothers. Well Jude took to twitter to tell their fans that she was never the cause of anything…..

 

PHOTO: Check Out Tiwa Savage’s Wedding Earrings Covered In Diamonds


tiwa_savage-2Tiwa Savage who is currently in Dubai for marriage to Teebillz Balogun shows off her wedding earrings.

The wedding took place  April 26, and the bride is very exited  with  her earrings all covered in diamonds.

Tiwa Savage posted a photo on Instagram page saying:

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Jonathan Commissions N100bn New Cement Production Line In Gombe


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President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, performed the ground-breaking of the N100bn expansion project for Ashaka Cement’s new 2.5million metric-tonne capacity cement production line in Gombe, North East Nigeria.

The project, which has a completion period of three years, will see the company’s current production capacity increased from over one million metric tonnes to about four million metric tonnes while creating a lot of jobs.

The president, who was represented by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr. Olusegun Aganga, said the new investment was a testimony of global investors’ growing confidence in the Nigerian economy as well as the Federal Government’s commitment to transforming the Nigerian economy, carrying every region along.

He said this on the backdrop of plans by Government to bring down the price of cement.

The President reiterated that the current administration would continue to provide a conducive environment for industry, trade and investments to thrive in line with his Transformation Agenda.

He said, “The cement industry is a perfect example of the transformation that can happen in an industry based on the focused implementation of a well-thought out policy and a continuous partnership that harnesses the expertise of the private sector and the capacity of the public sector.

“The commencement of the capacity expansion of AshakaCem Plc’s cement production project further buttresses the confidence that global investors have in the Nigerian economy, which is now the largest economy in Africa”.

President Jonathan added, “As at 2002, the local cement industry had the capacity to barely produce two million metric tonnes per annum. By the year 2013, this had grown to 28.5 million metric tonnes and we expect the installed capacity to be about 39 million metric tonnes by the end of this year”.

He noted that Nigeria had become a net exporter of cement, saying that “this is something that we all should be proud of”.

He pointed out that the Federal Government had initiated a plan of action that would enhance the consumption and exportation of cement, enhance skills development and innovation in the industry and bring down the price of cement.

The president maintained that his administration would continue to provide both the incentives and the conducive environment to make the cement industry globally competitive in line with the Nigeria Industrial Revolution Plan.

Declaration Of Emergency Rule, A Failed Experiment – Borno Attorney General


SoENatMirrThe emergency rule declared by the Federal Government in the volatile Northeast States of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, is a failed experiment that should not have even happened in the first place, the Borno State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Kaka Lawan, has said.

Mr. Lawan said the state of emergency declaration did not yield the desired results other than the gross infringement on the rights of residents of the affected states. He, therefore, called on the federal government to adopt a different approach to the security challenge rather than an extension.

The emergency rule will terminate in the second week of May. It was first introduced in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe on May 14 last year for an initial period of six months. At its expiration in November 2013, it was extended for another six months.

But the commissioner, while speaking with reporters on Friday, said “the first declaration of the state of emergency was actually an experiment which Nigerians thought it would at the end of the day work.

“But after six months, it turned out not very successful. We thought there was going to be a change of strategy, to get the desired result; unfortunately, there was no change of strategy, rather we experienced an extension”.

The Attorney General argued that if during the second part of the emergency declaration, the security situation in the affected places deteriorated, “then it means the declaration of state of emergency in these states is not the answer in the first place”.

“The possible answer should be a change of military strategy on the side of the central government so that terrorism and criminality could be fought frontally, once and for all in the country”.

Mr. Lawan warned that any further extension of the state of emergency would not only infringe on the fundament human rights of people, but would also ignite what he called a “constitutional warfare in the country”, especially as it affects the conduct of the 2015 general elections.

“Any further extension of the state of emergency will infringe on the rights of the citizens, particularly the right of movements as regards the curfews imposed. Besides that Nigerians will be going into the polls to elect their leaders, another declaration of the state of emergency will have a negative effect on both the federal and state government”.

“For instance, we are going into the year that all Nigerians will embark on electioneering campaigns, that is the more reason the federal government has to, as a matter of urgency, deploy strategy to combat this situation rather than imposing another emergency that will
still have a very negative effect on the people”, he said.

Mr. Lawan noted that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP-led federal government has also been affected by its failure to address the insecurity in the country.

“Take a look at a clear example with the PDP zonal rally in the northeast, which is normally held in Maiduguri, being the zonal political capital of the northeast; but this time around, despite
their might and power, they had to run to Bauchi to hold it there because of the fear of coming to Maiduguri.

“That is to say if the federal government fails to tackle the security situation in the northeast and other increasingly volatile states in the country, its electoral interest will be affected, especially as regards the fulfillment of the 25 per cent polls requirement in all the states in north-east region before anyone could form the federal government.

“So it is in the enlightened self-interest of the federal to work hard and ensure that there is enough peace all over the country before the election, else it would turn out to be a constitutional and legal issue at the end of the day”.

The commissioner lamented that the federal government was “playing hanky-panky” with the issue of security and asked that the military be encouraged and adequately equipped to help tackle the prevailing problems.

“If Rihanna can go nude,why can’t I?”-Cynthia Morgan



Cynthia is signed to Jude Okoye’s North Side Inc record label. The dark signed singer who became light told Vanguard she can go nude if asked to

“It’s a craft and it’s all about your performance. It’s just a performance if I have to go nude. Yes, definitely .It’s all about the performance. It’s about acting . It’s my job to actually do whatever fits into whatever I’m doing. If a director   comes and say :”You know what? You are going to go nude   and shoot a video like this”, you know that’s what makes you an artiste.  That is what makes you an exceptional artiste. So it’s fine. Yes! It’s a performance shoot, but I don’t see myself doing any nude video though. I am just saying if the situation demands that I do it, yes, I will. Rihanna goes nude  too. That’s why you are called a performing artiste.”

Revealed: Why Boko Haram Is Still Holding The Abducted Girls Hostage


The dreaded Boko Haram sect is believed to be keeping the abducted girls from Chibok in Borno so as to use them as human shield as the search for them and plans to rescue them by the military intensifies.

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A highly placed source said, “Intelligence report confirmed that Boko Haram found it strategic to keep the girls to save their camps from bombardment by troops.”

The abducted girls topped the discussion at the National Security meeting which held on Thursday, and the military was given a marching order to rescue the girls.

Troops are understood to be advancing on the area where the girls are being kept but they are being cautious so that the girls are saved and not harmed in the process.

According to a source, details of the exact location where the girls are being held hostage cannot be made public for security reasons and the military and the Borno State Government are not saying much for fear that Boko Haram with its widespread cells might pick up sensitive information.

The military operation is being co-ordinated by the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, who has been shuttling between Abuja and Maiduguri in the last one week.

Over 200 girls of Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Borno were abducted in night raid by Boko Haram insurgents. Some of the girls were said to have escaped while others are still being held hostage.

Parents of the missing girls have been searching in the forest but nothing has come out of it. Some aggrieved women in Borno even have plans of going into the Sambisa forest to search for the girls but it was learnt that it will not work.

A government source said, “No one will allow these women to go into the forest. These women will also not attempt it because of the delicate nature of the terrain.”

Source: The Nation

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Photos: Over 40 Boko Haram Members Killed Near Sambisa Forest


Over 40 terrorists believed to Boko Haram members have been killed in a fierce battle between soldiers in Bulanbuli, near the dreaded Sambisa Forest in Borno state.

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4 soldiers also lost their lives in the battle while 9 others sustained injuries.

In a statement on Friday by the Defence Headquarters spokesperson, Chris Olukolade, the battle was caused by the capture of a number of terrorists believed to be the ringleaders of the dreaded Boko Haram sect operating around the Alagarmo area of the state.

Mr Olukolade added that two of the terrorists were arrested two days ago at a local market while they were trying to buy foodstuff, while others were spying on the military base in the area.

Others still being trailed include, a terrorist medic who was on a mission to procure drugs for use by his colleagues.

16 rifles and a substantial number of assorted calibres of ammunitions, Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) materials, SIM Cards and electronic items were recovered.

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Olukolade explained that Bulanbuli is between Alagarmo, and the Sambisa Forest where the terrorists have been attempting to establish a stronghold in their campaign.

Sambisa forest is believed to be where Boko Haram launches most of its deadly attack from.

Also, the female students who were abducted from Chibok in Borno are believed to be held hostage at this same forest and their parents have vowed to go into the forest in search of their girls.

Recall that about 2000 Boko Haram insurgents were killed by the Special Forces along with Air Forces some time in March in the Sambisa forest.

Source: Sahara Reporters

Boko Haram Slaughter 3 Civil Servants, Abduct 5 Women In Yobe Ambush


Boko Haram has wreaked havoc again in Yobe State, as three civil servants were slaughtered and 5 women abducted in Gujba local government area of the state at about 6pm Friday.

The civil servants, victims of the attack, had travelled to Damaturu, the state capital to withdraw their monthly salary since there was no functional bank nor ATM in Gujba town due to the activities of Boko Haram which had paralaysed economic activities in the area.

Gujba local government has come under several attack by the insurgents in recent time  some of which is the  killing of many students at the College of Agriculture Gujba, and also that of  federal Government college.

Scores of people have also been slaughtered on the road linking Gujba to Borno state.

According to a family of one of the victims, one of the survivors that ran into the bush said that Boko Haram members waylaid them at the gate of College of Agriculture Gujba.

Initially they thought they were soldiers because they were putting on soldiers trousers but it dawned on them when they were stopped and ordered out of the vehicle and asked to lay down on the road.

They were robbed and 3 of them were slaughtered before they ran into the bush with about 5 women, the family of one of the deceased said.

Dangote, Okonjo-Iweala Make Time 100


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From Aliko Dangote to Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigerians have made their mark and have left a long-lasting impression on the society which has been impacted by either their successes or their policies.

It’s a noble cause UK’s Time magazine has taken up, to celebrate people like this every year and acknowledge the big influence they wield in our world as a result of what they have done.

The Time 100 is the magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and the issue features tributes written by high-profile guest contributors.

The list of 100 is categorised into 5; some of these influential people are regarded by Time as Titans. Other categories include: pioneers, artists, leaders and icons.

The beauty of the list is the fact that it stuck by its theme; ‘the most influential people’, which means it doesn’t matter what they do, but the influence they wield.

A well deserved recognition for Nigerian billionaire, Aliko Dangote, who was tagged in the magazine as ‘Africa’s richest man who does good in addition to doing well’.

Who better to write a tribute for Dangote than founder of Microsoft who has now thrown himself fully into philanthropy, Bill Gates.

Here’s what Gate wrote about Dangote:

“A year ago, I gave a speech in London about the fight to eradicate polio. It included a section on Nigeria, one of just three countries where the virus still circulates. The organizers told me Aliko Dangote had been invited. I thought, I’d like to see him, but he’d end polio faster by staying in Nigeria and doing the work he does every day. Fortunately, Aliko thought the same thing. He skipped my speech, and the children of Nigeria are better off for it.

“Aliko is Africa’s richest man, and his business activities drive economic growth across the continent. That’s impressive, but I know him best as a leader constantly in search of ways to bridge the gap between private business and public health. It’s for that reason he helped create the Nigeria Private Sector Health Alliance. And it’s for that reason he is an advocate for agricultural research and malaria control.

“All of this is in addition to Aliko’s leadership on polio and other diseases. The last time I was in Nigeria, we met with dozens of people, from government leaders to front-line health workers. After I left, Aliko followed up with them to make sure they were doing the work they said they would do. This year, Nigeria is on pace for its lowest number of polio cases ever. Aliko is a big reason why,” said Gates.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala also deservedly sits among 99 other influential people in the world, with a tribute by Bono, lead singer of U2. Tagged as the guardian of Nigeria’s public funds, Iweala saw Nigeria become the largest economy in Africa following years of hardwork as Nigeria’s Finance minister.

According to Bono, who first met economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala when she was campaigning for Nigerian debt relief; “We’d been fighting our way through capitals around the world trying to get Cold War–era debts canceled for the poorest, most heavily indebted countries. During her first term as Finance Minister of Nigeria, Ngozi arrived at her desk to find a weighty $30 billion owed.

“With oil prices on the rise, she stopped having to plead with her creditors and bought a massive chunk of her own debt so she could cancel it herself. As if to make a point. She became a legend in that moment.

“Humor and joy spill out of her, which can belie the fact that she’s got one of the toughest jobs on the planet — how to ensure that the tens of billions of dollars earned each year in oil receipts go into productive usage, like agriculture, infrastructure, health and education. Ngozi has made corruption her enemy and stability her goal. She is fiercely intelligent; everyone wants her to work with them. I couldn’t be prouder to work for her,” said Bono.

Other Africans who made the list include: Kenya’s Ory Okolloh, ex-policy director for Google and South Africam Public advocate, Thuli Mandosela.

Beyonce graces the cover of this year’s edition of the magazine and her name appears first on the list of the titans, but the magazine claimed the 100 names in the list were not arranged based on the influence they wield when quizzed by CNN on the criteria for choosing Bey as the most influential person in the world.

The magazine is expected to hit the shelves on Friday.

Terry G, Hotel Manager Exchange Blows In public


Terry G, has again been involved in a messy fight at a hangout in his Iju neighbourhood.

The fight, which later resulted in a free-for-all, took place at the Treasures Exclusive Garden, off Bola Tinubu Road, Iju, Lagos at about 6p.m. Wednesday.

A source told P.M.NEWS that Terry G and his boys stormed the hotel to relax but things later turned awry between some staff of the hangout and the music star with his crew.

According to the source, when Terry G arrived the club, one of his boys forcefully jumped into the swimming pool without paying.


One of the hangout’s attendants asked the boy to come out of the pool but he refused. When he was dragged out, his colleagues reportedly reacted with violence. The ensuing free for all, the source said, saw Terry G raining blows on the hotel manager.

“When Terry G and his crew arrived the hotel around 6p.m., one of his boys just jumped into the pool without paying. The security guard called him to come out but he refused. Even the owner of the hotel, Mr. George Obot, shouted at him but he refused. Terry G further messed up the whole issue when he started abusing Mr. Obot, telling the man what did he think he has and all sort of things,” the source narrated.

He continued: “His boys started beating the security guards, while Terry G himself slapped the hotel manager who was trying to calm him down.”

Mr. Obot, the owner of Treasures Exclusive Garden, in a phone chat with our correspondent, confirmed the incident. He said that he was disappointed in Terry G who came and messed up his place.

Obot said he wouldn’t want to comment further since he was still assessing the matter and would get back to P.M.NEWS.

A patron of Treasures, who claimed he witnessed the incident, however had a slightly different story to tell.

The patron, who did not want his name mentioned for fear of reprisal from the relaxation centre’s management, said when Terry G and two others arrived the club, they hurriedly undressed and were about to jump into the swimming pool when the club manager told them that they couldn’t.

The ensuing noise from the altercation between the manager and Terry G’s crew brought the proprietor to the scene. The proprietor, too, insisted that it was inappropriate for the singer to dive into the pool. When Terry G stuck to his guns, the proprietor, the source said, threw a punch at him. Then bedlam ensued

When P.M.NEWS contacted Terry G, it was his manager who picked the call. While confirming the brawl between his principal’s crew and some staff of the hotel, he however denied the claim that Terry G physically assaulted anyone there.

“It is not true. Terry G witnessed the whole scenario but never engaged anyone in a fight. When the whole issue happened and it was getting messy, he just walked away from the place since he was aware of his celebrity status,” Terry G’s manager said.

Felix Alonge, the club supervisor, said yesterday was not the first time Terry G would come to the hangout and rupture its peace.

“Anytime Terry G comes to this place, he will surely cause trouble,” Alonge said.

When P.M.NEWS visited the resort this morning, Mr. Obot was not there. He was said to have gone to the Iju Ishaga ‘Red House’ Police Station.

Though the club manager declined to speak on developments on the matter, a staff said Terry G’s mother had been invited to the police station, presumably to vouch for her son’s civility should he decide to visit the club in future.

Terry G has earned notoriety over his uncivil behaviour. Sometime ago, he was reportedly engaged in a public brawl with fellow musician, Side One, in Benin City.

A Decent President Should Not Celebrate When 200 School Girls Are Missing; APC Tells Jonathan


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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to cancel the political rally being planned for him by the Adamawa PDP for Tuesday, saying the President cannot and should not be celebrating when over 200 school girls are missing.

Jonathan had attended a similar rally in Kano just a day after a bomb blast in Nyanya, Abuja killed over 70 commuters at a motor park. From all indications, Jonathan may attend the Adamawa rally despite the security situation in the country and the abduction of over 200 secondary school students who remain missing. The opposition has therefore moved to caution him.

“We hope and pray that our daughters are released safely even before Tuesday, April 29th when the rally is to be held, but until then, it is insensitive and indecent for anyone, least of all the President who is the father of the nation, to engage in any celebratory outing under any guise,” the party said in a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

It said the President must not repeat the faux pas he committed less than 24 hours after 75 of his compatriots were killed in the Nyanya bombing.

“All decent men and women were riled that President Jonathan went dancing at an illegal campaign stop in Kano and popping champagne corks at a birthday celebration in Ibadan when the smoke was yet to clear from the scene of the Nyanya bombing

“The President should not repeat the same mistake, if indeed he considered that to be one. He should see the missing girls as his own daughters and stop forthwith his illegal campaign rallies,” APC said.

The party said the ongoing bickering over the site of the rally in Adamawa, close to the scene of the sad abduction of the girls, is distracting from what should be a concerted national effort to find the girls and reunite them safely with their families.

“For a President whose grovelling aides have likened to Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama and other great leaders in a patently blasphemous campaign, he should take time to ask himself how Obama would have reacted to one missing girl from any school in the US, not to talk of over 200 missing girls.

“Does President Jonathan honestly believe that Mandela, in his days as President, would have been campaigning when his compatriots are being daily bombed or abducted? Sycophancy has no limit, especially in an environment where many will disown even their children for pecuniary gains, but President Jonathan must rise above those who are justifying his insensitivity by saying the government cannot shut down so as not to give victory to Boko Haram.

“We are not saying the government should shut down. But the President must shut down all celebratory public outings and all political campaigns until our missing daughters are safely found and returned to their homes,” it said.

Ronaldo Makes List Of Time’s Most Influential People In The World


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Cristiano Ronaldo has made it into this year’s Time 100 issue of Time magazine — with a tribute inside written by football legend Pelé.

The Time 100 is the magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and the issue features tributes written by high-profile guest contributors.

Ronaldo is the only footballer who made it into the list.

Here’s what Pelé had to say about him:

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Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most influential athletes in sports today. I greatly respect his competitive mind-set on the field, and it’s no surprise that he is currently considered the best soccer player in the world.

I had the opportunity to share his joy onstage at this year’s FIFA Ballon d’Or ceremony in Zurich.

Cristiano never ceases to give his best for his national team. He reminds me a bit of my late friend and Portuguese soccer legend Eusébio. They have the same elegance and creativity.

Back when I played, I would have loved having a teammate like Cristiano to play with up front.

I would like to encourage him to keep up the hard work and to continue to fuel the passion for the sport among today’s youth. Also, I wish him the best this summer at the World Cup in Brazil. But if Portugal goes to the final against Brazil, I’m sorry, Cristiano, but I want Brazil to win.

Osita ‘Pawpaw’ Iheme Exited Over Release Of His Book, Inspire 101


Nollywood actor Osita Iheme, popularly known as Pawpaw, has concentrated on writing, contracted Africana First Publishers Plc to print and distribute copies of his new book called INSPIRE 101.

osita-iheme-inspired1011Pawpaw, who has recently received an endorsement from the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), will become a nationwide author. His books will be delivered to different schools in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory to form part of their library and research materials.

The book has passed checks by the Nigeria Educational Regulatory Commission (NERDC), Prof Pat Utomi, Mr Dimgba Igwe and top comedian Ali Baba.

Pawpaw is really exited on the development, hopes his new book would have a direct positive impact on readers, especially students.

Inspire 101 includes Osita’s thoughts and beliefs which explain how he was elevated from ‘not too comfortable background’ to the present status.

“Inspire 101 is a compilation of my original quotes, is a peep through the window of my soul,” the author concluded.

The Imo State-born entertainer was raised in Aba, Abia State. Iheme was the last kid in a family of five, four boys and a girl. In 2002-2003 he became a mega Nollywood star after his superb role as Pawpaw in the monster hit movie Aki na Ukwa. The actor is still single, though rumours on his planned marriage emerge on the web from time to time.

Meet captured Fulani herdsmen who confessed to being Boko Haram members


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These are the faces of some of the people causing terror in Nigeria. These 17 men you see above are Fulani Herdsmen who were recently captured by the military. They were part of the group that terrorized residents in Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba and Zamfara recently. They also took part in the recent killing of hundreds of people and burning of houses in Wukari, Taraba state. After their capture, they confessed to being members of the Boko Haram sect.

The military released the pic above and a statement signed by the Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade. Find it below…

“A group of terrorists operating under the guise of herdsmen from a camp in the outskirt of Wukari have been arrested, while others died after an attack on military check point at Gindin Dorowa, a suburb of Wukari in Taraba State”.

 

Other members of the group were sighted in the course of air surveillance and later trailed to their camp where they engaged the troops in a battle.

The terrorists were clad in the usual pattern of dress of their counterparts operating in Borno and Yobe States”.“One of the apprehended armed men confessed that he had been fighting for the terrorist group in Borno State and was recently brought to Wukari area in furtherance of their mission”.“Assorted arms and ammunition were recovered from them.

Meanwhile, the curfew imposed on Wukari and its environs is expected to be relaxed as normalcy returns to the town. Troops have maintained patrol of the area while a house-to-house search for arms is ongoing”.“In another development, troops on patrol of the Lake Chad Islands have made some arrests”.“Among those arrested was a boat operator who ferries terrorists across the Lake Chad while another confessed to being a supplier of hard drugs to the terrorist groups in the area.

In the meantime, the search for the abducted students of Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok is also being intensified”.

Psquare’s Elder Brother, Jude Okoye Proposes To His Boo


Psquare’s elder brother Jude Okoye is officially engaged. Today is his birthday and he got the ultimate gift when his girlfriend Ifeoma Michelle Umeokeke said yes to his proposal. Cynthia Morgan, an artiste signed to his record label , Northside Records broke the news on Instagram few minutes ago. Michelle is MBGN Tourism 2012.

Photos:- Actress Omotola dazzles in outfit by iconic Invanity @ Nigeria Ent. Conference



The sexy star actress looked elegant in a dress by Nigerian designer Iconic Invanity as she attended the Nigerian Entertainment Conference at Eko Hotel two days back.

N4m Found On Ritual Killer Assumed To Be A Mad Man In Benin


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In what has come as a mind blowing revelation to locals in the area of upper Sokponba in Benin where an assumed ‘mad man’ lived for almost two years were shocked when they discovered that the man who they thought was mad, was not actually mad but a murderer.
When he was arrested, a gun, different human parts and a sum of N4m was found on him.
Residents of the area claims the man lived in a make-shift apartment and usually takes his bath outside unclad and they never suspected he was a ritual killer.
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A suspected ritual killer who specializes in selling human parts has been arrested by security operatives in Benin City, the Edo State capital, southern Nigeria.

 
The man, whose identity is yet to be revealed, was allegedly arrested at the Upper Sokponba road area of Benin with cut to size gun, different human parts and N4 million cash.
 
It was reliably gathered that the man had lived in a make-shift apartment for close to two years, pretending to be a madman.
 
According to one of the landlords in the area simply identified as Pa. Onaiwu, who spoke to journalists, the suspected ritual killer was in the habit of behaving funny especially when it is getting dark.
 
“This man sometimes behaves funny. In the afternoon, you will see him bathing unclad, behaving like a real madman.
 
“What really disturbed us are the dead bodies found around almost the same area. The most serious issues is that if a dead body is that of a woman, the head, the br**sts and the private part would have been removed. Same also goes for a male dead body.
 
“The last person that died around the area was a woman whose head, br**sts and private part was cut off. Nobody will ever believe that the man is not a madman, the way he behaves, not knowing that he is responsible for all the killings in that area.”
 
He suggested that someone might have seen the suspect dumping the headless body on the express road and informed the security operatives.
 
When contacted on phone, Edo State Police Commissioner, Foluso Adebanjo, said he was aware of the rumour but that he was yet to be briefed by the DPO of Ugbekun division in charge of the area, but added that he is making frantic effort to confirm the incident from his men on ground.

World Cup Preparation On Track- Maigari


The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Alhaji Aminu Maigari, has assured the nation that preparations for the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil are in top gear.

Speaking during Tuesday’s meeting with Super Eagles head coach Stephen Keshi, Maigari, also revealed that President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the NFF budget for the football showpiece.

NFF President Aminu Maigari Says World Cup Preparations are in Top Gear.

“For our preparation, we are very muc on track and we have received the president’s approval for the World Cup funding,” Maigari said.

“We are not under any form of pressure and it is our belief that the Eagles will do well at the World cup and we need everybody’s input to actualise it.

Banky W Set To Play Host And Best Man Role For ‘Tee Billz And Tiwa Savage’s Wedding’


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Mavin first lady — Tiwa Savage and her husband/manager, Tunji Balogun aka Tee Billz are set to have their white wedding this weekend, in Dubai.

Banky W revealed that apart from being the host at the pre-wedding party, he will also be the Best man to Tee Billz.

Here’s what he captioned to a post on Instagram page:

“This Friday night in Dubai… come and rock with us as we celebrate @teebillz323 & @officialtiwasavage.. #TurnUp #WeddingTingz #BestManDuty #HostwitTheMost.”

Sani Kaita- I Joined Enyimba for “Football Reasons”


Former Super Eagles midfielder Sani Kaita has refuted claims that his move to reigning Federation Cup holders, Enyimba FC, signal a decline in the player’s status.

The ex-AS Monaco and Lokomotiv Moscow playmaker returned to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) last week, and is believed to have penned a loan deal with the ‘People’s Elephant’, following his failed expedition in Cyprus where he was on loan to Olympiakos Nicosia.

In a telephone interview with Daily Trust, the former Kano Pillars playmaker, 27, dismissed claims that he is a finished footballer.

Sani Kaita Pictured at the Enyimba Stadium During Midweek's Glo Premier League 3-0 Win Over Lobi Stars. Image Credit: LMC.

“People are wrong about my transfer to Enyimba, it is purely for football reasons, I still have a lot to offer as a player that’s why I came to the place where they’ll have confidence in me to perform,” Kaita, famous for his red card in Nigeria’s 2-1 loss to Greece at the 2010 World Cup, following a ridiculous lunge at Vasilis Torosidis, said.

“After my surgery, the only thing on my mind at the moment is to get back to playing as soon as possible.”

Globacom Threatens To Terminate P-Square’s Contract If They Split


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As the drama continues between the P-Square brothers, it’s beginning to threaten their business deals too.

Apparently, a P-Square split would mean the end of their endorsement deal with Globacom, according to a source.

Stories have emerged about the impending split of the eccentric duo, reportedly over finances and a case instigated by Peter Okoye’s wife, Lola Omotayo.

P-Square have been with Globacom since 2010, and the Vanguard revealed that a split would to the termination of the contract.

“Since Glo has a contract with P-Square, and not with Peter or Paul, their breakup will definitely lead to the termination of the contract,” a source told the newspaper.

Genevieve Nnaji Rocks $4100 Boy Chanel Flap Bag To AY Live Show


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Veteran Nollywood screen goddess might not be the most common face in Nigerian movies these days but she is still ballin hard as she has paid her dues.

The beautiful Genevieve Nnaji rocked the $4100 Boy Chanel Flap bag pictured below to Ay live concert days ago (The price ranges between $3,700,small size and $6,700- $7,300 for exotic).

Hers’ is the limited edition bag from their Cruise 2014 collection.

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Abducted Child Set Free After Annoying His Kidnapper by SINGING Gospel Songs


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A child was saved from abduction after annoying his kidnapper with a gospel song so much he was let go.

Youngster Willie Myrick was snatched outside his house in Atlanta, Georgia and bundled into a car for three hours.

He had apparently been enticed to the vehicle with the promise of cash, before being taken by a man who is now the subject of police investigations.

But his ordeal was cut short because he refused to stop singing a popular gospel song.

Willie sang Every Praise over and over, annoying the driver of the car to such a degree he was forced to let him go.

Lyrics to the song include “Sing hallelujah to our God, Glory hallelujah is due our God, every praise every praise is to our God.”

The 10-year-old told WXIA-TV: “He opened the door and threw me out – he told me not to tell anyone.”