Niger East Senatorial Seat: I’d No Quarrel With Late Senator Kuta – Gov Aliyu


gov Muazu Babangida AliyuGovernor Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu of Niger State yesterday said there was no disagreement between him and late Senator Dahiru Awaisu Kuta over the Niger East Senatorial District seat.

Kuta, who died on June 12, 2014, was the senator representing the senatorial district and would have clashed with Gov. Aliyu, who is reportedly eyeing the PDP ticket for the seat after his tenure as governor elapses in 2015.

Aliyu, who led a delegation of the state government officials and family of the late lawmaker to the Senate chamber yesterday for a valedictory session, denied having any quarrel with the deceased before his demise.

Speaking to newsmen after the session, the Niger governor described Kuta as a prominent indigene of the state who would be sorely missed.

“There was never a running battle with the late Kuta. When I went to the House of Representatives, I didn’t seek for it. When I also contested the governorship election, I did not also contest for it.

“People want to play politics with everything.  I had never declared to anybody that I want to run for any office yet. Whatever you might have read in the papers is the attempt by some people to play politics but I had never had any problem with the late senator”, Aliyu added.

He expressed happiness that the Senate recommended that the HYPPADEC Secretariat be named after the late senator.

The Senate had called on the federal government to immortalise the late Senator by naming the Hydro-Electric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC) Secretariat in Minna, Niger State after him.

Jonathan Says Boko Haram War Is Worse Than Nigeria Civil War


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President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday said the activities of the radical Islamist sect, Boko Haram is worse than Nigeria’s civil war.

Speaking with a delegation of the College of Bishops of African Church led by the Primate, Most Rev. Emmanuel Udofia, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the president noted that insurgents live among the people contrary to the case of the civil war where enemies and their territories could easily identified.
Jonathan, however, expressed optimism that the sect’s activities would soon come to a permanent end, but urged the clerics to continue to pray for Nigeria.

“I have to thank you for your prayers because this country is facing challenges that we never expected. I always say it that apart from those of us from the then Eastern Region who witnessed the effect of the civil war, others   may have not witnessed this kind of insecurity in the country” Jonathan said. “In the North-East, it is almost like a civil war, it is even more than the civil war because in a civil war you know the battle line. As a Biafran then or Nigerian, you know where to run to. But this one, you don’t even know where to run to because the enemies are in your sokoto (trousers) pocket. So, it is a problem. But with your prayers ,God
has been kind and whatever the enemy contemplates, he will never get there”.
Jonathan, who recalled that the church and government were very linked in the past, lamented that in modern day, the separation of the two bodies had brought about controversies on moral issues in the society.
The president also frown at the fact that moral and religious education was being neglected instead of it to be the vanguard national development. He insisted that creating a society that is peaceful for the people to interact was more important than the physical infrastructure that are provided.

“The challenge of Boko Haram will surely come to an end because everything about terror is evil. Terrorism represents negative forces on earth and in human history, negative forces only terrorise people for a while but the light always subdues them with time. The light will surely subdue the darkness of Boko Haram. The prayers of our religious men and women will surely bring this country out of the dark stages of our history” Jonathan said.
Speaking earlier, Udofia alleged that some officials were being sympathetic to the terrorist group which he described as “the most unfortunate affront to this present administration”.

An eyewitness narrates the story of yesterday’s bomb blast at Emab Plaza inAbuja



An eyewitness who was at the scene of the bomb blast which, according to the police, killed twenty one people and injured seventeen others today has given an account of the deadly incident via the social media network, Twitter.
The witness tweeting from the handle @LuchyLuccious  explained the terrifying incident below:
“The bomb blast was from a Red Volkswagen Golf. Driver and passenger parked between Banex and Emab, ran out and moments later, explosion occurred.
“Met this guy that helped pack bodies. According to him the car with the bomb couldn’t get into the plaza, because a learner blocked the entrance of the plaza. The driver of the said vehicle parked at the exit and took off in a waiting power bike.” She continued, “The zenith bank, diamond bank, pizzarama, pathcare windows and buildings around there all affected by the impact.”
Read her tweets:

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Heavily pregnant actress Uche Ogbodo Confirms ‘Marriage’ Break Up (Juicy Details Here)



On Saturday October 5, 2013,actress Uche ogbodo had what was termed a quiet traditional wedding to a Norway based ex footballer Ato and barely after few months into the wedding the couple had  a lot of issues because of lies and deceit.

 
Rumours have been going around that the actress marriage was broken and a popular blogger ‘Stella’ called her to confirm the news.
According to Stella,
She finally decided to respond after a few questions and in tears and breathing heavily explained how she made the mistake of her life but is forging on for the sake of her baby.
 
-Hello Uche,i have a few quick questions for you.I heard your barely a year old marriage has crashed,is this true?
 .. Well that may be true but what isn’t true is that it wasn’t really marriage yet because it wasn’t fully formalised, we were still in the process of formalising it when all hell broke loose, so I was merely Engaged to be married to Ato Ubby.    
 
 
-it was just an introduction?why didn’t you clear that impression all this while?
…I just felt there was no need to do so because the wedding plans was to follow shortly,unfortunately it didn’t because things didn’t work out the way it should.i walked into a no-win situation.
 
 
-What happened? 
 
 This is really a hard question to answer, but all I can say Is that barely one month into the Engagement and in the process of planning a formal wedding I realised I had made the greatest mistake of my life.The Foundation of the Union was based On lies and Deceit..shocking lies.we had been dating for a almost year and i thought i knew it all but nothing prepared me for what unfolded.
 
-Is he married already?
...No,he isnt married to anyone else 
 
 
-You got pregnant in the process?
On the verge of trying to salvage the situation I found out I was expecting a child. I kept quiet to the Rumours Making the rounds because I was left with the option of thinking for my child and trying to salvage a dead situation but now I have finally made up my mind to break off the Engagement and my Reasons are Irreconcilable…
 
 
 
Uche so you are saying you never got married and the engagement is off?
 I just want to be left alone to take care of my Child. Stella I wasn’t married I was engaged to be married but as things stand now, the engagement is officially broken due to irreconcilable differences and since I am having my baby soon, my Doctors has advised me to rest as my health and that of my Baby is the most important thing right now..  
 
 
-So you are the one walking away and not him?you want to go into details?
..Yes i am the one walking out on the pack of lies,I am not going to pretend because i want to be married,i am not desperate and i would rather swallow my pride and accept i made a big mistake than forge ahead in lies.I am sorry i cannot go into details because i do not want to trade words or run my ex down because he is the father of the child i am carrying.
I am sorry if keeping quiet misled people into my status was already married.
The excitement of looking forward to birthing my child kinda numbs the shock and disappointment but i will be fine.
 
 
 
 
-So,after the introduction,the planned marriage was dead on arrival?
…exactly and all this while,we have been trying to settle the issues,thats probably how you got hear of it.
 
 
-Heres wishing you all the best Uche,we look forward to hearing the good news.God bless you.
 
..Thank you Stella for calling to confirm.thanks to everyone who has been understanding on this…for now,let me channel all my energy into positivity for my baby.
Source:-  SDK

Assemblies Of God Church Crisis Worsens As Members Clash In Enugu


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Embattled General Superintendent of the church, Rev. Paul Emeka

The crisis in the Assemblies of God Church Nigeria, yesterday took a different turn as members of two camps clashed leaving some people wounded.
The major cause of the clash was said to be as a result of the meeting slated to hold yesterday by the faction loyal to the Assistant General Superintendent, Rev. Chidi Okoroafor against the embattled General Superintendent of the church, Rev. Paul Emeka to review the crisis that engulfed the church at Isiagu Street, Achara Layout branch of the church.
It would be recalled it was reported in March 2014, that there was tension in the church over the suspension of Assemblies of God Church’s General Superintendent Rev. Paul Emeka over allegations of misconduct, highhandedness and financial misappropriation in the administration of the church.
The embattled General Superintendent of the church, Rev. Paul Emeka and some top members of the church had engaged in a protracted dispute over issues relating to lack of accountability and conspiracy in the church’s leadership.

The District Pastor incharge of Isiagu street branch of the church, Pastor Isaac Ochu, who is in the anti-Emeka faction, accepted to host the meeting, even when some leaders of his branch, including the deacons, were opposed to the meeting.
Pastor Ochu was said to have announced the meeting last Sunday but his members who were sympathetic to the GS, told him point-blank that the meeting of the alleged renegades should not hold in the church.
Pastor Ochu was said to have ignored their advice and went ahead to convene the meeting in his church but unknown to him, the deacons in the church had mobilized their colleagues from other branches to barricade the entrances to the church.
The anti-Emeka group sensing that there could be danger at the meeting venue, reportedly invited soldiers to the church Monday night but were withdrawn in the early hours of yesterday.
However, when the participants who were mostly pastors from different branches of the church in the state arrived for the meeting yesterday morning, they met a stiff resistance by the pro-Emeka group and as they tried to force their way into the church, a fight broke out between the two groups.
The anti-Emeka group, according to an eyewitness, was overpowered as the pastors ran for their dear lives and later moved to an undisclosed place in Trans-Ekulu to hold the meeting.
The pro-Emeka group remained at the church premises until yesterday evening but declined to speak with newsmen.
But some of the deacons were heard threatening that Pastor Ochu would not be allowed to preside over the affairs of the church, henceforth, for identifying with the renegades who they accused of trying to destroy the church.

Chris Brown rejects plea deal in D.C case, headed for trial


Chris Brown has tasted jail and no longer seems afraid of it. He was in Washington D.C yesterday for his assault trial and rejected a plea deal with prosecutors…and now he’s headed for trial.

TMZ reports that Chris was close to copping a plea but the deal fell apart because the prosecutor and Chris’ lawyer couldn’t agree on a statement of fact about the events leading to the alleged assault.
Chris has always denied assaulting a fan in 2013 outside a hotel in D.C. If he’d pled guilty, he would not have to serve any additional time in jail. Now that he’s going to trial, jail time is on the line again. His bodyguard has already been convicted of the assault. A trial date has been set for September.

Sagna: “Am not Greedy”


Former Arsenal right back Bacary Sagna has launched an attack to the Arsenal faithful naming him “Greedy” because of his imminent move to Manchester City.

The French defender believes he’s not joining the Citizens because of financial reasons.

“I’m going to clear everything up because I keep reading that I did it for money and I’m greedy,” said Sagna following France’s World Cup draw with Ecuador at the Maracana.

“What I want to say is I stayed with Arsenal with the same contract since 2008 and I never asked for more money.

“For people who think it’s for money, it’s not. I just wanted to change. I needed a boost in my career and I think it was about time.”

“It was not an easy time because we were still involved in the FA Cup and it was hard to stay focused,” he added.

“I stayed focused on my team because I have a lot of respect for Arsenal.

“I believe Arsenal are a great team. I believe we have great quality and [am happy that] we won a trophy finally. It’s not even about that because Arsenal have quality.

“It’s just that, personally, I wanted a boost. I needed to start from the bottom again.”

Bacary Sagna is on international duty for the France National team at the Fifa World Cup in Brazil, and his country is set to battle Nigeria on Monday in the next round.

Aftermath Of Ekiti Poll: Aregbesola Is One Of The Dangers To Democracy In Nigeria —Fayose


Ayo Fayose-victoryThe Ayo Fayose Campaign Organisation (AFCO) has described the Osun State governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, as “one of the dangers to democracy in Nigeria”, in reference to his recent utterances, specifically, his call on the All Progressives Congress (APC) supporters to attack security agents with charms and amulets during the August 9, 2014 governorship election in the state.

The organisation described Aregbesola’s allegation that last Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti, which the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Mr Ayodele Fayose, won convincingly, was fraudulent, as “a function of fear of an impending defeat on August 9″.

The Director-General of the organisation, Chief Dipo Anisulowo, in a statement issued on Wednesday, said Nigerians should not be surprised that Governor Aregbesola could describe an election that was applauded by the whole world as the best in the history of electioneering in Nigeria as fraudulent, adding that the governor was only expressing his fear of losing the power that he got through judicial manipulation.

While urging Nigerians to ignore Aregbesola, Anisulowo said; “It is shameful that some people whose mouths should naturally be padlocked still speak on elections in Nigeria”.

He continued; “Isn’t it funny that Aregbesola, who has never won any election in Osun State, but was imposed through a court judgment that cancelled results in 10 out of 30 local councils in Osun State, is the only one talking about Ekiti election being fraudulent?”

Speaking further, Anisulowo said; “It is obvious that Aregbesola is afraid, having seen the failure of reliance on thugs to rig election during last Saturday’s election.

“We are aware of his thugs known as ‘State Boys’ that he brought to Ekiti, last week, but were rendered useless by the heavy presence of security agents.

“We have also heard the governor openly encouraging and inciting violence by openly saying that ‘any security officer who misbehaves will know that we are children of Oduduwa while asking members of his party to come to their polling units with charms and amulets”.

FG Forwards Umeh, Shinkafi’s Names As Delegates To Confab


Confab-Delegates-in-sessionSequel to the Court of Appeal ruling, Abuja Division, which af­firmed Chief Victor Umeh as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alli­ance (APGA), the Federal Government has forwarded Umeh’s name and that of the party’s National Sec­retary, Alhaji Sani Shinkafi as APGA’s nominees to the National Conference .

It would be recalled that the Court of Appeal last week, affirmed Umeh and Shinkafi as the National Chairman and National Sec­retary respectively, of APGA and set aside the judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja, which had sacked them and the entire leadership of the party.

In a letter dated June 23, 2014 with reference No SGF.32/S.44/C.297 addressed to the chairman of the National Con­ference, Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi (rtd) and seen by our correspondent, Secretary to the Government of the Federa­tion, Anyim Pius Anyim stated that the letter was induced by the recent judgment of the Court of Appeal on the leader­ship of APGA.

144 of 486 Northern Travellers Arrested In Abia Freed As FG Debunks Report Of Fresh Mass Abduction In Borno


wpid-unnamed-1.jpg.jpegThe Federal Government Wednesday, said that 144 of 486 intercepted travellers to Abia State, have been released.

The coordinator, National Information Centre, Mr Mike Omeri, stated this yesterday while briefing the press on the current security situation in the country.

He said one of the suspects connected with Boko Haram had been named and investigation was ongoing to unravel the circumstances.

Speaking on the alleged abduction of 60 women and children in Borno, last week, Omeri disagreed, pointing out that there was no sufficient evidence to prove the abduction actually took place.

He said: “Our findings also corroborated the position of the Borno State government, as conveyed by Governor Kashim Shettima, who said that there are no sufficient facts on the alleged abduction of 60 persons”.

Stephen Keshi confirms Babatunde is Out due to Injury


 

Stephen Keshi, head coach of the Nigerian football team – Super Eagles, has confirmed in a post match interview that Michael Babatunde will likely not participate in the remaining matches at the ongoing FIFA World Cup .
Keshi said the midfielder will be undergoing surgery and may not be feature in the rest of Nigeria’s 2014 World Cup matches. Nigeria will meet France in the next match.
Babatunde sustained an injury on his hand after blocking a shot by Ogenyi Onazi which was goal bound, and he twisted his arm.
“It is sad that we may not see him play again in the World Cup. He is going for surgery. It is bad.” said Keshi.


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Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha, Doris Simeon Get Scholarships to Study at National Open University


These stars are heading back to school!
In May 2014, Ini Edo made headlines when she was offered a scholarship to study Law at the National Open University.
Now 4 more stars have also been offered scholarships. Today, Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha, Francis Duru, Doris Simeon and Sani Danja were announced as ambassadors for the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).
All 4 were presented by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Vincent A. Tenebe, with scholarships to study their courses of choice.

Doris Simeon

Francis Duru

Sani Danja

I Prefer to have a friend with benefit than to be in a relationship – Joselyn Dumas


Joselyn was on a radio programme last Friday where they discussed the topic ‘Can A Man And Woman Be Just Friends?’ and Joselyn came all out and said she prefers friends with benefits.

Here is what she said;

As friends sometimes sex could be needed to test if a relationship is possible. Then she continued;
“I think that when there is a tag in a relationship, it becomes a problem, then the expectations are quite high. But when you have a friend with benefits you see how it goes. If it goes well, and we eventually decide that we are going to take it a step further, Kudos. But once this is my boyfriend, this is my girlfriend or I’m married, there is that pressure, I don’t personally like that, so I will have a friend with benefit” she said.

Who else prefers a friend with benefit?

AASEP to Bury Ozoemena Nsugbe Amidst Fun Fair


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The Movie stars from Anambra State, the talented, star studded musicians from Anambra state and Entertainers

from Anambra state ,all grouped under the banner of Association Of Anambra State Entertainment Practitioners (AASEP)) ,they are all in town to pay respect to an iconic musician Ozoemena Nsugbe A.K.A Ayaka Nsugbe  who will be buried on the 27th of June 2014.

In town ready for the 27th June  outing includes Yul Edochie,Oby Edochie ,Rita Edochie,Clarion Chukwura ,Ifeanyi Ikpoenyi,Gozie Atuanya,Obi Madubuogwu,Jenifer Chioma Eliobu,Bob Manuel Udokwu ,many gospel artistes, and many will arrive to town tomorrow.

This is the first State burial AASEP will be going to as an umbrella organisation.

The Chairman of AASEP Burial committee Mr Obi Madubuogwu said that everything is in top gear to make sure that Ozoemena will be greatly honored for his contribution toward traditional music in Igboland.

Ozoemena Nsugbe (a.k.a) Ayaka Igbo died around 7.30 pm on January 28th 2014.

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Match Preview: Nigeria vs. Argentina


 

Argentina and Nigeria will today, Wednesday, clash in the final group stage match of the Fifa World Cup

at the Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre Brazil.

Argentina, having won their first two matches over Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iran are through to the knockout stages. For Argentina, the hard part is over, now it is just about positioning.

Lionel Messi scored a late goal to beat Iran last week, securing a spot in the round of 16 for Argentina. A win or draw against Nigeria puts then atop Group F and at the same time avoiding a French side that looked quite a hard nut giving its first two matches.

Nigeria could be knocked out of the competition if Iran defeated Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Nigeria Lost to Argentina.

Nigeria, having beaten Bosnia-Herzegovina and tied with Iran, are also in a good shape to move through but have not yet clinched their spot in the next round. A win would put the Eagles in the No.1 spot in the group and a draw would also see them through to the knockout round for the first time since 1998.

In any event, this match holds some significance, even though it seems likely both sides will go through. The top side in Group F should probably have a slightly easier road through the knockout stage, given that they will Ecuador or Switzerland ran than France in their first match.

Results from recent six matches played by the Super Eagles shows them draw 4, lost 1 and won 1, while Argentina from theirs won 5 and tied 1.

Argentina will likely have a decided advantage in the stands. Porto Alegre, where the match will be played is quite near the Argentina-Brazil border. According to Associated Press, more than 50,000 Argentina fans are expected to make the trip.

Aside from that edge, the talent is obviously more on the Argentine side. But again, all Nigeria needs is a draw to lock up a spot in the knockout stage.

Possible Stating Lineups

Nigeria: Enyeama; Ambrose, Oshinawa, Omeruo, Yobo; Mikel, Onazi, Babatunde; Musa, Odemnwingie, Emenike.

Argentina: Romero; Zabaleta, Rojo, Mascherano, Garay; Fenandez, Gago, Di Maria; Messi, Lavezzi, Higuain.

Written By Kodili Ejiofor

Ekiti Decides: APC lost because of electoral fraud – Aregbesola


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Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has stated that the just concluded governorship election in Ekiti State was marred by irregularities.

The governor noted that the All Progressives Congress lost to the PDP due to fraud but argued that it would be impossible to rig him out of office in the August 9, 2014 governorship election in Osun.

The governor spoke in Ikirun on Tuesday during the continuation of his campaign which was held in the town.

The incumbent, who addressed the crowd in Yoruba language, urged the people of the state to vote and protect their votes from being manipulated.

He said, “They perpetrated fraud in Ekiti but we are looking at them. They said that my days in office remain 43 days and I just laugh. What they did in Ekiti is not possible here in Osun. Osun is different and they know it. In 2011, all Yoruba states voted for the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate but Osun people voted for Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, who was the Action Congress of Nigeria candidate. We are different in Osun. Don’t let them scare you.

“The people here today have shown that they are solidly behind us. We are not angry about the development in Ekiti State because it is part of democracy. Ekiti people have made their choice.”

The governor said the state would have no problem with law enforcement agents who discharge their duties accordingly.

Speaking on the rumoured plan to sack civil servants, Aregbesola described it as the handiwork of the opposition.

PDP can never win Rivers state — APC


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The All Progressives Congress (APC), Rivers State Chapter, has dismissed as a fluke, last Saturday’s dislodgement of the party by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the governorship election in Ekiti State.

“This development, which was unexpected, does not portend anything any danger for the APC in 2015, especially in Rivers State. The Ekiti election has come and gone and we have learnt our lessons which will ensure better outings in other elections. That election will go a long way to unite and strengthen us the more to present a better APC to Nigerians for the battle to rescue and reposition Nigeria gets hot,” Rivers APC Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, said.

Dr. Ikanya, who was responding to enquiries on the fate of APC in view of what happened in Ekiti, emphatically declared in a statement he issued today in Port Harcourt: “It is erroneous to think that what happened in Ekiti affects or will affect Rivers State politics come 2015. The factors that led us losing Ekiti are well known but totally different from the reality in Rivers State. No matter the challenges or odds, Rivers remains an APC State. I am supremely confident that the good people of Rivers State will renew their covenant with APC with a landslide in 2015.”

The Rivers APC Chairman gave an idea of how the party would run the 2015 elections and obliterate PDP in the state. “One thing going for us in River State is that we have a President Goodluck Jonathan of the PDP whose hatred for our state and her people is legendary not minding that he is from our sister state Bayelsa and our in-law and we gave him the highest number of votes that made him the President. Our campaign strategy will be centered on this hatred, which has manifested in the hounding of Governor Chibuike Amaechi, the ceding of our oil wells to Bayelsa and Abia states and refusal to direct Akwa Ibom to pay us the proceeds of our oil wells she kept for many years. Mr. President has also refused to site any meaningful project in Rivers State, so how can we support him or any PDP candidate in 2015?

“In any case, the feats of the Amaechi administration are enough to give us victory in future elections. These feats, which are well known, include making Port Harcourt the World Book Capital City, eradication of militancy, dogged fight for the oil wells and other rights of Rivers State and her people, as well as award-winning achievements in Education, Agriculture, Health, etc.”

Dr. Ikanya said that, in addition to all these, “we will ask the good people of Rivers State to make their choice of the characters and vision of those in PDP (insecurity, ungodly, etc) and the vision and characters in APC (godliness, security and concern for the future of our state). These are the issues for Rivers State to use to decide which of the parties governs River State come 2015.”

He concluded by advising APC faithful in the state not to panic or fear about the future of the party, as “Rivers people have since adopted APC as the party of their choice and there is nothing the doomed PDP or any other party can do about that.”

Court suspends PDP’s suit against five defecting Governors indefinitely


An Abuja Federal High Court on Tuesday adjourned indefinitely hearing in a suit instituted by People’s Democratic Party (PDP) against five governors who left its and defected to All Progressives Congress (APC).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that PDP had sued the governors, asking the court to declare their seats vacant on account of their defection.

Governors Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara, Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers, Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State, Wamakko of Sokoto State and Murtala Nyako of Adamawa had on Nov. 26, 2013, left the PDP to join APC.

Delivering ruling, Justice Gabriel Kolawole adjourned the case sine die (indefinitely) for want of diligent service by PDP.

The judge said the party must comply with the law in serving the governors.

He held that PDP had failed to properly serve the governors the court processes at the address as earlier ordered by the court.

Kolawole held that PDP failed to follow the procedures allowed by the law in reaching the defendants since Dec. 10 when the court action was instituted.

“The court cannot assume jurisdiction until the plaintiff (PDP) has done the needful and put its house in order on the effective service of court summons.

“The purported service of court process allegedly effected at No. 40 Blantyre street, being the new office of the APC, was earlier declared illegal, invalid, defective and, accordingly, dismissed by the court for not having the court’s endorsement.

“The issue of service of originating summons by the plaintiff on the defendant is fundamental before any court can take further action against the defendant,’’ he said.

Kolawole further advised PDP to formally write the court and attach the evidence of proper service of court processes on the defendants before the court resuscitated adjudication.

He said what the plaintiff (PDP) ought to have done was to come back to the court to legally vary (amend) the order of service before it would become effective on 40, Blantyre Street, the new APC National Secretariat.

Dr Alex Izinyon (SAN), counsel to PDP, had said that the suit was brought pursuant to Section 177 (c), 221 and 222 (c) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Mr Damian Dodo (SAN), who held brief for Izinyon on April 7, prayed the court for leave to regularise the party’s service on the defendants as granted by the court.

Five senior lawyers, who led about 100 other lawyers for the defendants, had, in their respective arguments, objected to the PDP’s motion for substituted service.

The senior lawyers are Chief Akin Olujinmi (SAN) for Ahmed, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN) representing Amaechi, Yusuf Alli (SAN) for Kwankwaso, Awa Kalu (SAN) for Wamakko and John Baiyeshea (SAN) for Nyako. (NAN)

FIFA charge Suarez for allegedly biting Chiellini, striker may be banned for two years


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The world football governing body FIFA, has charged Luis Suarez after the Uruguay international was accused of biting Italy’s defender Giorgio Chiellini.

Suarez, who has been involved in two previous biting incidents, is now facing a ban of up to two years if he is found guilty this time around.

“Fifa can confirm that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the player Luis Suarez of Uruguay following an apparent breach of art. 48 and/or art. 57 of the Fifa Disciplinary Code during the 2014 Fifa World Cup Brazil match Italy-Uruguay played on 24 June 2014,” a statement read.

“The player and/or the Uruguayan FA are invited to provide with their position and any documentary evidence they deem relevant until 25 June 2014, 5pm, Brasilia time.

“According to art. 77 lit. a of the Fifa Disciplinary Code (FDC), the Fifa Disciplinary Committee is responsible for sanctioning serious infringements which have escaped the match officials’ attention. Furthermore, according to art. 96 of the FDC, any type of proof may be produced (par. 1), in particular are admissible, reports from referees, declarations from the parties and witnesses, material evidence, audio or video recordings (par. 3).”

Fayose’s win proves APC has been rejected in South West – Gbenga Daniel


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Former Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has described the victory of Ayo Fayose of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the Ekiti poll as an indication that the zone was tired of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Addressing a meeting of Labour Party (LP) members in Yewa South Local Government Area of the state, Daniel declared that the South West region was ready for a change.

He said Dr. Kayode Fayemi’s defeat, despite being an incumbent governor, means the people had objectively decided not to be carried away by any form of sentiment.

He stated that the electorate in the South West made a mistake in their quest for change during the last general elections in 2011 by voting APC into power.

“The South West is generally in the mood for change and that was aptly demonstrated in Ekiti where former governor, Fayose defeated the incumbent in all 16 local governments; that is serious. And when you look at what’s going on here which is supposed to be a senatorial meeting, what can we say?

“It is already an indication of what is coming. I think the people of the South West in general are ready to effect the change. That is the way I will describe it.

“In 2011, our people were clamouring for change. But the change eventually turned out against their expectation. Now, we must effect the change. It has started in Ekiti. By August, it will happen in Osun. It will also come to Ogun State in next year’s general election.”

Daniel added that LP and the PDP were working for the success of President Goodluck Jonathan and therefore needed not to engage in unnecessary bickering.

“I’ve always said to people that for eight years, I headed the state PDP and so you cannot see me saying anything bad against PDP.

“The situation is such that this is the convenient thing to do but if situation changes, anything can happen. But for now, clearly, you can see that Labour Party is the party to beat in Ogun State.”

At the meeting, a former Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Alhaji Sarafa Isola, a gubernatorial aspirant, Prince Gboyega Isiaka, a House of Representatives member, Razak Adewusi, LP chieftain, Oladipupo Adebutu canvassed support for the LP to defeat the APC in 2015.

“We are playing for a win, not a draw against Argentina” – Keshi


Keshi at 2014 WC

Stephen Keshi has said that the Super Eagles will not be playing for a draw, when they face Argentina in their final Group F match.

The African champions are currently in second place behind the South Americans and only require one point from the game to qualify for the knock-out stages.

However, victory over the Argentines will see Nigeria finish as group winners, while a loss and an Iran win over Bosnia will end in an early exit.

“I never said I’m playing for a draw,” Keshi said.

“We are ready to come out and play football and that’s what we are going to do tomorrow.”

Keshi said he would not employ the same tactics the Iranians used against the Albiceleste. Carlos Quieroz’s men defended deep and almost escaped with a draw.

“Every game has its own character. Both teams will play different. I might take one or two things out of their game against Iran,” the Big Boss said.

“But I’m not going to take whatever they did against Argentina because I’m sure tomorrow will be a different style, a different character of the game.”

FG is plotting to kill Governor Amaechi – Reps member


imageThere is a plan to kill Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi, a member of the House of Representatives, Andrew Uchendu, has said.

Uchendu, representing Ikwere/Emoha Federal Constituency, yesterday stated that the series of attacks on Amaechi were part of a well-scripted plot by agents of the Federal Government to take him out.

Addressing newsmen at the National Assembly complex, the lawmaker, in a speech entitled, “Before Chibuike Amaechi dies,” pleaded with Nigerians to prevail on agents of government to allow the governor live.

He said: “It is my plea to all men of goodwill to prevail on the Federal Government and its agents to allow Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi to live.”

Uchendu, who is the House Committee Chairman on Public Service Matters, listed three incidents in recent times, where Amaechi was allegedly manhandled by security operatives.

According to him, “In May 2013, His Excellency, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, flew into Akure, the Ondo State capital, with the Rivers State Government aircraft on his way to Ado-Ekiti to commiserate with his colleague, His Excellency, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, who lost his Deputy. On the governor’s return to the airport to leave for Port Harcourt, shockingly, he was not allowed to fly out because his aircraft had been impounded for some strange reasons. The plane remained impounded until few days ago, when it was released.

“Again, on Monday, June 9, 2014, the governor went on a condolence visit to the Governor of Kano State over the death of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero; the chartered aircraft was impounded. The Kano incident was seen to be worse because the governor was not even allowed to leave the airport without some hot exchanges of words.

“It was shocking that the governor had to drive to Abuja that night for fear of being killed. He finally arrived Abuja at 2 a.m.

“As if these two incidents were not enough threat, Rotimi Amaechi, on June 19, 2014, flew into Akure on his way to Ado-Ekiti, to attend the final rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The aircraft landed and on his way to Ado-Ekiti, he was prevented by the Nigerian soldiers from driving into Ado-Ekiti. He was stopped, delayed against his wish.

“To worsen matters, his aircraft was impounded and he was made to drive to Lagos from that point. Soldiers maintained by tax-payers money and at gunpoint forced the governor to leave Ondo State.

“What could be worse than this in a democratic setting and to an elected governor of a state? This is truly an aberration in governance.

“In all these three incidents, those carrying out the orders are said to be acting on “Orders from above.”

Continuing, the lawmaker said “I do not intend to bore you with too many acts of harassment and humiliation meted out to Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, by the Agents of Federal Government He has been the only Governor that had his State’s House of Assembly invaded and desecrated by hired tugs and militants; he is the only Governor that has had canisters thrown by the Nigerian Police into its Seat of Power, the Government House, and he has been the only one who the Nigerian Police prevented from driving on the road he constructed to go to the Government House.

“Can all these be said to be politics? I am worried and I am concerned. I want to believe that there are more to all these that meet the eyes.”

The lawmaker cautioned that unless the public calls the Federal Government and its agents to order, the life of the Governor would remain in danger.

Balotelli to Arsenal rumours are ‘pure invention’ – Wenger


Balotelli at WC 2014

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, has denied any interest in signing Mario Balotelli from AC Milan and described the reports as “pure invention”.

The Italian striker has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates this summer, with Milan keen to offload him, but Wenger says he is not keen on Balotelli.

He told beIN Sport: “No. No, that’s pure invention. We cannot believe absolutely everything that is on internet or is in newspapers.

“Sometimes it’s created by agents or by press who needs news. But in that case, it’s not true.”

Balotelli is expected to cost around £27m, but a lot of observers have said the divisive frontman is not a typical Wenger player.

Galadima Adamawa is dead


The Galadima Adamawa, Alhaji Aliyu Raji, is dead.

The late Raji passed away, Tuesday night at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola.

He will be buried by 12 noon today at the Yola cemetery according to Islamic rites

Jonathan Aborted Rescue Deal for Chibok Girls ‘at the Last Minute’, UK Newspaper Says


The kidnapped schoolgirls would have regained their freedom by now but President Goodluck Jonathan called off a prisoner swap deal with Boko Haram at the last minute, British tabloid The Mail on Sunday has reported.

Dubai-exiled Nigerian journalist, Ahmad Salkida — who reportedly fled to the United Arab Emirates last year following threats to his life on account of his closeness to the militants — was said to have been appointed by both the government and the extremists to broker an agreement for the release of the girls in exchange for Boko Haram members in detention.

“Sources in the Nigerian capital Abuja described how Shekau had agreed to bring the girls out of their forest camps in the remote north-east of the country in the early morning and take them to a safe location for the prisoner swap,” the paper wrote.

“They would have been dropped off in a village, one group at a time, and left there while their kidnappers disappeared. There was to be a signal to a mediator at another location to bring in the prisoners.”

Curiously, the federal government was only expected to release 100 “non-combatant, low-level sympathisers” of Boko Haram, rather than commanders and foot soldiers, the newspaper reported.

About 2000 Boko Haram members are said to be in detention.

Accused of being a Boko Haram sympathiser, the Borno-born journalist has always insisted he only maintains a “professional relationship” with certain members of the group whom he knew long before it became violent.

However, he was reportedly persuaded by the president’s aides to embark on a “secretive and dangerous” trip home to meet Shekau, after the president “personally signed a letter of indemnity” protecting him from arrest by security agents.

But while attending the May 17, 2014 Paris terrorism summit with leaders of four African countries and representatives of the European Union, United Kingdom, and the United States of America, Jonathan called home to halt the deal, the paper said.

The about-face, it is believed, has angered Shekau, raising fears that the girl might now be endangered.

“The next video we see from the terrorists could show the girls being killed one by one,” The Mail on Sunday quoted an intelligence source as saying.

The turnaround may as well spell the end of any peace deal with Boko Haram, as Salkida is about the group’s most-trusted and unbiased go-between with the federal government.

“He is probably the only civilian with access to Shekau. There is trust between them and Salkida had only one aim — to get the schoolgirls out,” the source further said.

“He reported afterwards that the group of girls he saw were alive and well, and being adequately fed and sheltered. They told him all they wanted was to go home.”

Presidential spokesman Reuben Abati was quoted by the newspaper as saying he was not aware of any attempted rescue plan.

Boko Haram Is A Torn In My Flesh- Gov Shettima…Expresses Worry Over Abduction Of Another 60 Women In Borno


Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state has confessed that Boko Haram insurgents have become a thorn in his flesh even as he expressed worry over yet another abduction in part of Damboa local government area of the State. The Governor has since directed the chairman of the affected local government area and other government officials from the affected areas to make very urgent but accurate enquiries from communities and report to him as soon as they can.

A statement by the state government today says “While the Governor views the reported abduction with all the seriousness it deserves, he is also worried that weighty developments such as information concerning the abduction of 60 persons requires careful enquiry in order to obtain information that is comprehensive and beyond any reasonable doubt. The Governor is worried that only recently, leaders of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breaders Association was reported refuting media reports that some 30 fulani women were kidnapped at a community in Chibok. The Association relied on what it called comprehensive investigation that involved making enquiries from all of its members not only in the area the kidnapp was said to have taken place but also in the entire Borno State.

“The Governor very much appreciates the urge of the media to inform the public about happenings not only in Borno State but everywhere in the world given the fact that the public has a right to know and they ought to be informed. However, he feels ?the Nigerian is very competent enough to deploy means by which comprehensive and accurate information can be gotten. The Governor appreciates that both the media and Government at all levels, are working in unusual ways given the nature of the unfortunate insurgency attacks  that have remained persistent in some parts of Borno State. He knows and understands the difficulty but at the same time, he calls for patience at all times so that collectively, the media and government can in giving out information, be sure of exactly what happened, how it happened, when and who is or are involved. Governor Shettima stands by those who have been affected and shares their pains and those of their families even as we await the outcome of enquiries going on, hoping, the outcome will be as soon as possible, without compromising accuracy of information. Governor Shettima once again expresses profound appreciation to the Nigerian and International media for their very critical support which has no doubt been very helpful in the circumstance. The Governor is hopeful that the schoolgirls abducted in Chibok will by the intervention of God, be rescued and so will those recently affected, if ongoing enquiries confirm reports about the unfortunate incident.

“Governor Shettima assures the citizens of Borno State, other Nigerians and the International community that his administration is working very hard, doing all it can and should do, collaborating actively with relevant bodies both the military and community members, to find a lasting solution to the crisis that has been a big thorn in the Governor’s flesh. Part of the measures being taken are yielding fruitful results that aim at enhancing security of lives and property in the State. Peace has been relatively achieved in major towns and peace will by God’s grace, be achieved, in the entire State within the shortest possible time. The Governor deeply appreciates the patriotic efforts of citizens who have been helping with useful information to counter the unfortunate situation in the State and calls on all good citizens to remain resolute in that regard. Our peace and security, we should always remember, begins with what we tell appropriate institutions that are lawfully established to protect us.”

VIDEO: Police Officer Beats Up Pregnant Woman In Lagos


A police officer identified as Aurthur Okeke with force No: 453255 was caught on tape violently attacking a heavily pregnant woman in Bar Beach in Lagos. The woman is said to be in a very bad shape as a result of her pregnancy and she is now in hospital.

The police officer went ahead to tear the woman’s clothes.

The video was recorded by a scared passenger before Arthur Okeke pulled the pregnant woman out of the bus. One of the source at the scene say the woman’s offence was because the policeman wanted her to vacate her front seat position for him as a policeman.

Govt Officials Fail To Show Up at Meeting to Resolve One Year Old ASUP Strike


A meeting on Tuesday scheduled between the national executive of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) and Government officials to discuss solutions to close down of Polytechnics did not hold.

Sources say the meeting, which was called by the Senate Committee on Education, stalled owing to the absence of the Ministers of Education and Labor, Messrs. Nyesom Wike and Emeka Wogu, as well as the Secretary to Government of the Federation, Mr. Anyim Pius Anyim.

The committee called the meeting following the failure of the Education minister and other relevant agencies of the government had failed to end the industrial crisis in the polytechnics.

In the polytechnics strike, which is now extending into one full year, none of the key issues has been significantly resolved. ASUP executive members said the meetings with the Ministry of Education and its leadership have yielded no fruit.  The Senate intervention is seen as the next big hope for resolution to enable the students to resume their education.

Some students of affected institutions embarked on a series of protests recently in Lagos, but were violently repressed by the police.

The students professed support for their lecturers’ action, describing ASUP demands as being in order and covering the academic interest of students.

Boko Haram: Military Issues Red Alert


Military officers and men were placed on red alert yesterday — no thanks to the increasingly daring moves of the deadly Boko Haram sect.

Fears of likely infiltration or inducement of officers and men have made the military hierarchy to recall those on leave.

Besides, the military has placed restrictions on Facebook networking by officers and other ranks.

Military personnel have also been stopped from taking annual leave or travelling out of their official postings.

All those who were earlier granted leave of absence have been ordered back to their duty posts.

The directive may have caused apprehension in the system, but a source said it was nothing to worry about.

Another source said placing all units and commands on the red alert was to eradicate “threats in the system”.

A “red alert” is issued when there are reasons to believe there will be a major security risk.

The Directorate of Security Service (DSS) warned last week that Boko Haram planned an attack in Abuja, using a fuel tanker.

Besides, newspapers had their distribution disrupted, following fears that their vans were to be used to carry explosives – an action that cost the companies huge losses.

In line with global military practice, officers and men have been cautioned to separate their personalities from official calling on Facebook.

The military opted for these measures as part of the ongoing “re-strategising plan” against the insurgents, who are trying to extend their operation areas beyond the Northeast.

A military source said: “The security challenges in the country require a state of alertness on the part of officers and men in the Armed Forces. This is why everyone has been placed on what I may describe as ‘red alert’.

“We are at a stage in the fight against insurgents that we cannot take things for granted. It is just a way of re-strategising.

“Do not forget that if all options fail, we may move heavily against the insurgents and make the battle a decisive one. But, the military is looking forward to options being explored by the government.

“So, the alertness is to ensure that all officers and men are within reach and accessible in case of any task.”

On the recall of officers and men from leave, the source added: “We want everyone restricted to his or her duty post and barracks to avert infiltration by the insurgents.

“Some of these insurgents have been trying to induce military men but they have never succeeded. We need to be proactive.

“Do not forget several attempts made by the insurgents to strike in some military/ police barracks and formations in Abuja, Jaji, Bama, Maiduguri, Gombe, and other places.

“After screening of all these places and beefing up security, the next stage is to prevent officers and men from inducement by these insurgents.”

The source said: “It has nothing to do with any other speculation you may be thinking of. All over the world, access to military formations and conduct of officers and men are determined by security trends.

“There is a signal ordering all officers and men not to associate their activities on the Facebook with their official position.

“Those breaching security use the internet a lot, we cannot expose our officers and men to grave risks. As we track those threatening security of the nation, they are also surfing the net to know much about us and our personnel. Our officers and men can be on Facebook but without reference to their military positions or postings or assignments.

“This is a policy even in the United States and most advanced countries. Ours is a sensitive service; it is also regimented. There are certain things that are strictly controlled within military ethics.

“This challenging period calls for proactive measures from military officers and men.”

APC Has Depleted Ekiti Treasury – Fayose


The Ekiti State governor-elect, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has accused the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state of depleting the state’s treasury.

Fayose said the state government had incurred a lot of debt for his incoming administration.

Fayose said this yesterday in Abuja during his appreciation visit to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) secretariat.

The former governor noted  that  he served as the state governor between 2003 and 2006 without incurring any debt, adding that he left N10.4 billion in the states treasury in 2006.

“I left N10.4 billion in the confers of the state today all the wealth has gone,” he said.

Fayose said he would  do everything possible to ensure victory for the PDP in the August 9 governorship election in Osun State and President Goodluck Jonathan’s reelection in the 2015 general election.

He said the PDP was more popular than the APC in the South-west, adding that the APC had no manpower to achieve electoral victory, as the opposition party thrives on propaganda.

The governor-elect promised to bring back the aggrieved party leaders who had left to work for the victory of the president.

“I will stand up for Jonathan, PDP should embrace people who can win elections, charlatans are taking over the reigns of leadership because the  righteous are discouraged. We must turn a new leaf, people with values should not be discouraged, I encourage anyone who has something good to offer to continue with their mindset, irrespective of propaganda against them,” he added.

Fayose who was in the company of the ministerial nominee from the state, Mr. Dayo. Adeyeye, said the PDP’s consensus arrangements would have defeated him in the primaries if not for President Jonathan’s intervention.

He noted that the PDP would win all the states elections in the South-west if it stands united, saying he lost the 2011 senatorial bid to disaffection within the party.

“We should stop destroying ourselves, if PDP will stand together, we will win all elections in the South-west. We will make Jonathan proud in the South-west, it is rear to get a second chance, but I thank God I have gotten it, the common man is our denominator. If you take Jonathan for granted, we will take you for granted, we will bruise their ego,” Fayose promised.

The governor-elect said the incoming administration would ensure that all motorable roads in the state capital are tarred in the first two years in office.

Crisis Brews in Anambra PDP over Peter Obi’s Nomination as Minister


It is not news that former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi was been on the card of President Goodluck Jonathan to be nominated as a cabinet minister, particularly to replace the former minister of aviation, Stella Oduah. What is however news is that Peter Obi’s nomination is that the Peoples Democratic Party in Anambra state is divided over the choice of Oduah’s replacement.

The nomination of Obi to fill the vacancy created by Stella Odua’s sack is seriously brewing crisis in the Anambra State chapter of the PDP

It was gathered that the State Working Committee (SWC) of the party, after its 98th meeting, recommended Obi as a possible ministerial nominee who would represent the state in the federal cabinet.

The argument proffered by the SWC in a letter to President Goodluck Jonathan was that the choice of Obi was because of his “popularity and acceptability.”

The letter signed by the state chairman of the party, Ken Emeakayi and secretary, Mike Akubude, expressed the hope that even though Obi is the member of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), “the former governor who will automatically become a member of PDP if and when appointed, is best positioned to galvanise all the interest groups, the people of the state and the South-east zone towards the forthcoming presidential election.”

The recommendation is creating bad blood in the state as some party members considered it strange that the leadership of the party in the state could not find any member of PDP qualified and capable to fill the slot.

In a petition to the PDP National Working Committee (NWC) by a Concerned PDP Faithful in the state, the group accused Emeakayi of anti-party activities for “his unilateral nomination of a non-party member.”

The petition signed by Chief Mike Okeke further argued that it is “more reprehensible when reasoned against the backdrop that there are very highly qualified and loyal PDP members in the state who can fit into the position of a minister…”

The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, who is also leader of PDP in Anambra State, was not available for comment as he was said to be out of the country.

The state chairman of the PDP in Anambra State confirmed to THISDAY that, the party’s recommendation, stating that those protesting the nomination of Obi were not members of the PDP.

Shocker! Secondary School Nigerian Students Doing it in broad daylight Inside Their Classroom


Gunmen Kill Over 20 In Fresh Southern Kaduna Attack


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A senior Nigerian military officer has just confirmed to SaharaReporters that more than twenty people have died in a fresh attack by gunmen in the troubled southern Kaduna area.

According to our military source, the latest attack occurred in a village in an area called Kobin in the Sanga local government area of Kaduna State.

“Our information is that the attackers came around 1:20 p.m. in the afternoon and started killing left and right,” said the officer. He added that the attackers retreated once a contingent of the military showed up in the beleaguered town.

Diddy Shows Off His New Bugatti on Instagram


 

Diddy made his Instagram followers envious after posting up a photo of his new Bugatti Veyron, accompanied by the caption,  “I’m coming back to New York tomorrow. Harlem bringing this with me.”

The Bad Boy CEO also shared photos of a vintage white BMW that he sat on with Ma$e in a photo captioned, “#HARLEM we baaaaacccck!! @mase #puffdaddy #MMM.” The two recently appeared on Troy Ave’s “Your Style” remix, and Ma$e said in a Twitter post that “NY sounds good again.”

Check out more photos of Diddy’s new toy in the above slide and let us know what you think

Money Ain’t a Thing: 50 Cent Uses Pallet Made of Money as Table. SEE HOW HE FLASHES LOADS OF CASH!!


 

50 Cent took to Instagram to flaunt his wealth by posting a photo of a pallet stacked with bills that he captioned, “Pass the guac! Were going to have snacks and watch POWER. LMAO #smsaudio #animalambition #power.” In the photo, Fif comically placed bowls of chips, guacomale and salsa on the huge sum of money, as if it was his coffee table.

Speaking of the Queens rapper’s immense wealth, we recently interviewed Lil Scrappy, who said Fif is a “wealthy ass goon.”The Atlanta rapper has known 50 for some time and was even signed to G-Unit during a point in his career. While he has nothing but love for the “Candy Shop” rapper, Scrap said that Fif is still about the street life despite having a lot of money.

Check out more of 50 Cent’s photos in the above slide.

FORCE HEADQUARTER DEMANDS FOR ME IMPROPERLY- Fejiro Oliver


FORCE HEADQUARTER DEMANDS FOR ME IMPROPERLY

This is to alert the general public that some men allegedly from the force headquarter, Abuja put a call through today to one of the lines used in our medium. I have gotten wind from sources within the security agents exactly on 20th June 2014 that I am a wanted man by the security for some exclusive reports done by me.

A very close friend and ally has also told me several times, including how my phone line may have been bugged. Based on the warnings, I had made sure that calls to our Airtel line are diverted to another line. As the ‘force headquarter’ men called today, I was on another call and diverted the incoming call and another j person received it with all conversation recorded. S/he immediately called them back and after speaking with them, S/he called me to intimate me of the security quest for me and forwarded the recorded call to me.

I At the background, we could hear someone saying “Is he not Fejiro Oliver, tell him to come over as he is needed” and promptly, They further said that “Are you not Fejiro, the Journalist? We are men from the force headquarter and you are wanted”. As my colleague requested for the reason they want me, they retorted, “You will soon hear from us”, and my colleague ended the call.

Nigerians should be aware that I am now under surveillance by her security men for advocating that my country must be a better place. I have also told the Committee for the Protection of Journalist and they are also on top of it, as well as other international bodies. All Journalists, lawyers, activists, bloggers and citizens of free mind should be aware of the recent happenings to me. I don’t know when the force has become degraded that they now invite citizens through phone calls without writing through their editors or employers.

I CAN’T AND WILL NEVER BE COWED INTO SUBMISSION

Keshi: Ex-Internationals’ Criticism Unfair to Eagles


Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi is disappointed by the level of disparaging criticisms leveled against his team by the country’s former stars, following their opening World Cup draw with Iran.

The Super Eagles built upon an opening goalless draw to eliminating Bosnia-Hercegovina from the tournament, courtesy of a 1-0 win in Cuiaba on Saturday.

“The annoying thing is that they get criticised unnecessarily back home,” said Keshi, 52.

Among many Nigerians, who could not withhold their displeasure over the team’s performance against fourth-timers Iran, was ex-skipper of the national side, Asutin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha.

Okocha, for one, said Keshi’s team did not display enough tactical wit in the draw; an opinion Keshi finds disturbing with regards to the bearer.

“When that comes from the man on the streets, you can understand, but when people who should know like ex-footballers criticise the team, I don’t enjoy it at all,” he added.

“But the players have showed that they are good enough for the World Cup, but they are yet to play to full potential.”

Nigeria battle perennial foes Argentina for a chance to finish top of Group F on Wednesday. The African champions need just a draw to advance into the last-16 for the first time in 16 years, while a loss could be disastrous, owing that Iran could still qualify with a win over Bosnia.

Igbo Group To Boko Haram: We’ll Revenge Any Attack On Igbo Soil


PAN Igbo socio-political organisation, Obigbo, has warned Boko Haram insurgents to regard the South East as a no go area, noting that any attack on Ndigbo on Igbo soil would be met with reprisal attacks.

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It also said that Ndigbo would not be part of any activity that will disintegrate Nigeria, adding that the Igbo would not watch while her people were killed in Igbo- land.

The National Leader of the group, Chief Charles Ahize while briefing newsmen in Lagos urged all the governors of the south eastern states to tighten security in the region.

He said: “We want to make it aboundantly clear to the Boko Haram insurgents that if any life is lost on Igbo soil, there will be a reprisal of monumental proportions that the country will find difficult to contain.

“It is no longer in doubt that there is a clear and present danger to the lives and property of Ndigbo in Igboland. Obigbo, hereby, sounds a clear note of warning to the Boko Haram insurgents and their financiers that the South East is a no go region. Any attack on Ndigbo on Igbo soil would be considered crossing the rubicon.”

It would be recalled that on June 16, the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), has said they will bring down Nigeria if the Boko haram sect bomb any part of the Southeast.

This threat was coming after the discovery of two deadly improvised explosive devices (IEDs) at the Living Faith church in Owerri by the Imo state policeon Saturday, June 15.

Meanwhile in In May, MASSOB had called on Ndigbos residing in the northeastern part of the country to come back home following the incessant attacks by Boko Haram in that region.

Shehu Of Borno Reveals Why Monarchs Are Boko Haram Targets


The Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar El-Kanemi, said on Sunday that northern traditional rulers had become the target of Boko Haram because they have been cooperating with security agents to fight terrorism in the Northeast.

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According to him, 14, out of 59 district heads in his kingdom, had been killed by the terrorist Islamic sect, Boko Haram, PUNCH reports.

El-Kanemi who is the Chancellor of the Niger Delta University, disclosed this while speaking in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, when he visited Governor Seriake Dickson, a statement by the governor’s spokesperson, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said.

Condemning the insurgents attack, the Shehu said it was wrong for them to claim that they were fighting an Islamic cause.

It is wrong to force somebody to convert. There is nowhere in the Bible or Q’uran that we are asked to use force to convert people. They’ve attacked mosques, killed Imams, district heads, and even my own brothers,” he lamented.

El-Kanemi reiterated his resolve to help in the fight against terrorism, saying, as the first class traditional ruler in the North to be targeted by a suicide bomber, he would support any process that would restore peace, harmony and unity to his over 1,200 year-old kingdom in particular and Nigeria in general.

He expressed optimism that Boko Haram would fail just as Maitatsine failed in the 1980s.

Also speaking, the governor of Bayelsa state, Seriake Dickson warned the political class and religious leaders to refrain from making comments that would inflame passions in the face of current security challenges in the country, while urging political and religious leaders to take steps that would reflect support and empathy for the security agencies, instead of capitalising on the situation to score cheap political points.

Recently, report surfaced that district heads were in fear that they might be attacked by the terrorist following the recent killing of the Emir of Gwoza in Borno State, Alhaji Idrisa Timta who was ambushed on his way to attend the burial of the Emir of Gombe, Shehu Abubakar.

 

Source: Punch

An ‘excited’ Kanu Nwankwo meets FIFA president, shares photo


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Two-time African Footballer of the Year, Kanu Nwankwo is currently in Brazil with the Super Eagles team. He met FIFA president Sepp Blatter before Nigeria’s match against Bosnia on Saturday and shared the photo

Tuface Idibia, Omawunmi, Beverly Naya and Denrele Edun In Movie Shoot


Cinema audience, music and movie lovers had a taste of what could be described as buy one, get one free as Tuface Idibia, Omawunmi, Beverly Naya and Denrele Edun made strong debut on the big screen with inspirational movie, ‘Make a Move.’

 

‘Make a Move’ which had dance as one of its themes is the debut production of AMBO winner, Ivie Okujaye. ‘Make a Move’ is the story of two sisters, who had to fight poverty, death of a father and cruelty of a step-father, with the only available tool to them which was dance.

The movie which is presently showing in cinemas across Nigeria, has been described as a breath of fresh air in Nollywood. Aside Tina Mba, Wale Adebayo(Sango) and Majid Michel, almost every other member of the cast are fresh faces in Nollywood, which is a deviation from the norm in present day Nollywood.

 

The movie had first week appearance in the cinemas last week and had received rave positive reviews, aside from Ivie and Adebayo giving what stakeholders call performances of their lives, Beverly Naya treats the audience to scintillating sultry dance-steps that further lends credence to the fact that she is one of the next big thing in the entertainment industry.

 

Speaking on ‘Make a Move’, Ivie said, “It is not a dance movie but about two sisters that found dance”, she also said “the topic of women, children and abuse inspired the movie. I want people to realize that ‘Make a Move does not focus on the abuse but on how to escape from the abuse through art, in our case we chose dance as the art. That is what is most important to me because I am fond of dancing, singing, acting, writing and I’m passionate about women and children, taking all that and compounding it into one that is really the foundation and genesis of Make a Move.”

Popular P*rn Star Promises 18-hour S*x Marathon If Chile Beat Netherlands


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Marlen Doll took to her Twitter to announce that she is going to hold an 18-hour lie-down if Chile make it three for three against Holland.

The only condition for volunteers is that they bring their own condoms, Doll wrote on her Twitter account.

Earlier, Marlen Doll promised, and fulfilled, a 12-hour s*x marathon after Chile beat Australia in the first round of the World Cup.

Doll then bettered that offer for the Spain game, offering a 16-hour session with members of the public who wanted to get involved.

Joselyn Dumas Joins Cast Of ‘Lekki Wives’ Season 2


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Very hot, sexy and curvy Ghanaian actress — Joselyn Dumas is all smiles as she has been added to the cast of the Lekki Wives series, season 2.

Dumas’ character, Aisha is a pimp whose husband is a drug baron and a defiler.

Dumas joins Kiki Omeili, Katherine Obiang, Adaora Ukoh, Chinonso Young and Keira Hewatch, all of whom were part of the series’ first season.

Produced by Blessing Effiom Egbe, the series details the lives of these women and their quest to satisfy their materialistic desires.

Meanwhile, the cast of the series released pictures to celebration the one year release of the series in the DVD format.

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P-Square Generously Give Back To The Poor


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The eccentric P-Square twins who recently featured in a new Glo commercial have shown their philanthropic side.

The famous, rich and very married twins visited Niger to give back to their community.

The Nigerian artistes decided to give back to the society by helping the orphans and those less privileged.

Half-Twin Paul Okoye wrote on his Instagram page: ‘Giver Nevers Lack’

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Squashed Beef: Timaya and Patoranking Hang-out In PH


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After all the reports on the issues between Timaya and fats-rising superstar — Patoranking, the pair have shown that there are no hard feelings.

The Dem Mama Records boss and Patoranking have however calmed the fears of fans and alienated any form of beef; the pair recently met up at a show in Port Harcourt where they hung out.

Timaya posted a picture of himself and the ‘Girlie O‘ singer with the caption, ‘Me and my favorite boy @patoranking last nite in port harcourt.#madfun leggoo‘.

World Cup 2014: John Dumelo and Jackie Appiah Chill In Brazil


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Famous Ghollywood stars John Dumelo and Jackie Appiah are currently in Brazil for the ongoing FIFA World Cup.

Dumelo and Appiah were chosen a few months ago to be Ghana’s ambassadors, but Amata, we gathered, may have gone of his volition, knowing his interest in football.

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Brazil!!! Here I come… Winners don’t quit. Quitters don’t win. The true test of a Champion is the ability to get back up… Nigeria Champions of Africa.. A set back is not the end! Show what stuff you are made of…. like in de movies the bigger the obstacle, the greater the triumph… Go for the 7 points. History is made by those who dare. The actors have since busied their Instagram pages with pictures of the competition, as well as the country.

The World Cup began on Thursday, June 12, 2014, both the Nigerian and Ghanaian teams lost their first matches.

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Jim Iyke and Nadia Buari Flying On A Private Jet While A Rolls Royce Waits


ji Nollywood bad-boy Jim Iyke and his sweetheart Nadia Buari have been on a roll since they quenched all break-up rumors. The couple have released some hot pictures of themselves all caked up ahead of the premiere of the 3rd season of Reality Show, Jim Iyke Unscripted. The photo above is one of the photos be publicized as the celebrity couple arrive an airfield on a private jet, with a Rolls Royce waiting for them.

Kudos to Super Eagles + See photos of GEJ watching the match


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Presidential spokesperson Reuben Abati released photos of President Jonathan and some of his aides watching the Nigeria – Bosnia World Cup match and then celebrating as Nigeria won by 1-0.

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Ekiti: Afenifere, CNPP, Others Congratulate Fayose


ayo-fayose1The Pan Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, and the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP), on Sunday congratulated the governor-elect of Ekiti, Mr Ayo Fayose.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that INEC on Saturday declared Fayose, the PDP candidate, as winner of the governorship election in Ekiti.

Afenifere spokesman, Mr Yinka Odumakin, told NAN that the election of Fayose reflected the people’s choice.

“The Ekiti people have spoken and we congratulate the governor elect”, Odumakin said.

Odumakin, however, urged the governor-elect to utilise the opportunity of his re-election to correct any mistakes he may have made during his first term.

“He should come to office with better maturity and make life better for the Ekiti people”, the afenifere spokesman said.

He further urged Fayose to govern with the fear of God and justify the trust reposed in him by his people.

The South West Secretary of the CNPP, Mr Austin Nnorom, also urged Fayemi to accept defeat in the spirit of sportsmanship.

He urged the people of Osun to emulate the conduct of Ekiti people by making sure that their votes counted.

In a related development, the Ndigbo Cultural Society of Nigeria (NCSN) has urged the governor-elect to ensure that the interests of the Ndigbo community in the state were taken into consideration.

The group, in a congratulatory message signed by its President, Chief Udoka Udeogaranya, said promoting a spirit of inclusion would enable non-indigenes contribute their quota to the development of the state. (NAN)

Osun Guber: AIG Urges Politicians To Play According To The Rules


David OmojolaThe Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 11, Mr. David Omojola, has warned governorship candidates and political parties in Osun State against engaging in acts capable of breaching the peace.

He warned that the police would not hesitate to clampdown on anybody who engages in any act contrary to the law.

Omojola gave this warning while speaking with journalists in Osogbo, the Osun State capital on Friday at an enlightenment programme organised for policemen on their conduct during the August 9 elections in the state.

He said the police would not tolerate any act of violence, neither would it allow any politician to incite the people to cause chaos.

Omojola said, “Politicians, candidates of all political parties and their supporters must all conduct themselves within the ambit of the law.

“They should be peaceful and refrain from doing anything that is not right.

“They should desist from inciting one person or group against the other, one party against the other or one community against the other.

“They must make sure that they play according to the rules of the game. They themselves can testify that we have been providing security backups for their rallies and whatsoever they are doing. Politicians should not abuse all such privileges we have given them”.

He stressed that the police had no favorites among the contestants saying they would not hesitate to deal with anybody who wanted to throw the state into chaos.

The police boss appealed to parents and guardians to monitor the movement of their children and wards, saying they should counsel them against allowing themselves to be used as a political tool for destabilization.

The AIG also appealed to other security agencies to join hands with the police to safeguard Osun State, saying nobody’s ambition was worth the blood of the innocent people of the state.