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.

By Mazi Odera

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


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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


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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

PDP Victory In Ekiti, Foretaste Of What To Come In 2015 – Aliyu Tells APC


gov Muazu Babangida AliyuFollowing the official announcement of the results of Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State, the Peoples Democratic Party, whose candidate, Ayodele Fayose, was declared winner, has been described as the party to beat.

This is according to Niger State Governor, Dr. Babangida Aliyu.

In a press statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Israel A. Ebije, Gov. Aliyu, while Fayose on his electoral victory over the incumbent, Dr. Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressive Peoples Party, APC, said the victory was well deserved.

He said, “The election was free and fair, and it mirrors the true desire of the people to welcome back PDP rule in Ekiti. The Ekiti example should also serve as an agenda of what the opposition will face in the next general election”.

While calling on contestants in the election to join hands and work with the governor-elect, the Niger State governor said the most important factor is to ensure that the interest of the state was paramount over individual ambition.

He said, “Let me congratulate Ayo Fayose for his well-deserved victory. From what observers said about the election, it was indeed free and fair”.

Aliyu also congratulated the Independent National Electoral Commission and security operatives, who he said worked assiduously in making the entire election a success. He urged them to continue in that direction as it will make elections in Nigeria a true reflection of the wish of the people.

Eagles Victory, Peaceful Conduct Of Ekiti Polls, Signs Nigeria Will Be Great Again – Jonathan


8jonathanbday-5-abitoflovePresident Goodluck Jonathan has expressed optimism that the Victory of the Super Eagles over Bosnia-Herzegovina at the on-going FIFA World Cup in Brazil, as well as the successful conduct of elections in Ekiti state, were signs that Nigeria would be great again, despite the present challenges.

He spoke at the Aso Villa Chapel, where he was decorated as the Grand Patron of the Boys Brigade of Nigeria.

According to Mr. Jonathan, though the country is passing through security challenges, Nigeria will “crush the Boko Haram” insurgency and take its rightful place in the comity of nation.

“I’m particularly happy today because of the two events that happened on Saturday. First was the election in Ekiti State. I’m quite happy not necessarily that my party won the election.

“Yes as a leader of the party I’m supposed to be happy, but it is beyond that. I was told that there may be crisis in Ekiti, because the report I got before the election the feeling is that yes, one party might win or lose, but there will be fire and brimstone. I have to commend the Nigerian police and other security agencies.

“And today Ekiti is in a peaceful state, elections are over and of course to cap it all, those of you who watched the late night match the Eagles made us proud I only see this as a sign of unfolding of a greater nation coming, Nigeria will surely take its rightful in the comity of nations, all the challenges will surely pass away”.

President of the Boys Brigade of Nigeria, Prince Amaa Bai, in his remarks, said the Brigade decided to decorate President Jonathan as its grand patron because of his continued support.

The church service was attended by the First Lady, Dame Patience; his mother, Eunice; deputy governor of Adamawa state, James Bala Ngilari; a representative of the Governor of Plataeu State, Shedrach Best and senior government officials.

Read 50 Cent Name Jay Z As The Most Overrated Rapper


50 Cent was a guest on Andy Cohen’s Bravo show “Watch What Happens Live,” this week, where he decided to participate in a game called “Plead the Fifth.” And guess who the questions were about? Beyonce, Jay Z and Kim Kardashian.

First, Cohen wanted to know what it was like to get yelled at by Beyonce. To sum it up: “It’s not really bad, like her breath doesn’t smell.” And the best way to react, since the paparazzi’s watching: “You just have to have an expression on your face like, ‘what the f– is the matter with you?”

Next he denied ever sleeping with Kim Kardashian, and finally he had to name the most overrated artist in hip-hop. “Jay Z. He would say he’s overrated.’Rather be overrated than underpaid,” Fif said, quoting Hov’s “So Appalled” line.

Fifty is never one to bite his tongue, and he’s always willing to go the extra mile for a few laughs. Even he can’t deny that he’s become a master of trolling.

Yetunde Agboola Tells Why She Expose Her Bo*obs


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Fast rising singer, Yetunde Agboola has explained why she now exposes are b**bs on stage. According to her, exposing of b**bs is now in vogue and she is doing it to please her fans. Hear her;

“I expose my br*ast for the sake of my fans. And that is what is in vogue now. So there is no big deal in me exposing my b**bs”

Kate Henshaw Shows Off Post-Workout Photo With Ini Edo


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Veteran Nollywood actresses — Kate Henshaw with her colleague and friend Ini Edo posed together after the pair did a little but of work out yesterday morning, 21st June.

The two of them did a run of 7km in order to burn fats, calories and whatever.

Kate shared a post work out photo with the caption.

‘With @iniedo after a 7 km run….Are you still in bed? Did you use the rain as an excuse not to exercise?? No pain No gain!! #Fit4Life #fitfriend #FitSis #fitlifestyle#NollywoodGreats #NoDulling #Legooooo’

Wizkid Gets Featured On UK’s Daily Mail As He Hangs With Chris Brown


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It seems even the American press have noticed how much time Wizkid has spending with famous and richest American celebs.

Wizkid was once again, featured on UK’s Daily Mail as he hung out with Chris Brown, Karrueche Tran and Chris’ entourage at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills yesterday.

Wizkid will be in LA till after the BET awards and we learnt he and Chris Brown are planning to shoot a music video for their song collaboration.

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Actress Ini Edo Rumoured To Have Suffered Miscarriage After Six Years of Marriage


 

According to unconfirmed reports, Ini Edo, has allegedly suffered another miscarriage making her third miscarriage in her husband’s house, since her highly celebrated wedding in 2008.

Things are said to be so bad that sources are beginning to claim that Ini Edo‘s Husband’s ex-wife, who is also a Nollywood actress, is responsible for her problems…

It is believed that Ini Edo snatched her husband Phillip Ehiagwina from her about eight years ago, and that she allegedly vowed that she will make her regret ever snatching her rich husband from her.
If true, it could be the lady said it out of anger, but since then Ini Edo has been having one miscarriage after the other. She was allegedly in her late first trimester when she lost thispregnancy, just like other pregnancies.

State Pardon To Convicted Public Office-holders Encourages Corruption — El-Rufai


A former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Nasir El-Rufai, on Sunday expressed his concern over the act of granting state pardon to convicted political office-holders.

El-Rufai, while delivering a lecture on the topic “Corruption, and the Challenge of Good Governance’’ at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), said such act of pardon would encourage corruption.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the lecture was organised by “The Companion”, an association of Muslim men in business.

El-Rufai said giving state pardon to convicted political office-holders would encourage many corrupt Nigerians.

He said it would also particularly give the youths the impression that corruption was something good and which people should get involved in.

“Pardoning convicted corrupt persons in Nigeria is sending a wrong message to the young ones,” the former FCT Minister said.

El-Rufai said the nation was undergoing an interesting time, particularly with the insecurity situation in the northern part of the country.

He however said every concerned citizen should push for a society that is good for all.

The former Minister pointed out that the insecurity situation in Nigeria was as a result of the failure of intelligence agencies which were also affected by corruption.

El-Rufai said corruption would always affect good governance when it was not checked, saying it had already affected basic societal necessities, such as electricity, infrastructure, water and security, among others.

He said the root of corruption should be tackled, by improving the welfare package for members of the police force, a good wage for public servants, and punishment for corrupt persons.

“We should make it difficult for corruption to be consummated by reducing cash going round. We should remove what can push a honest person to corruption,’’ the former FCT Minister said.

The President of “The Companion”, Mr Misbaodeen Oyefesor, said the lecture’s theme was due to the association members’ concern regarding the increasing rate of corruption in Nigeria.

“There is the need to check the spread,” he said.

Oyefesor said in spite of efforts of governments at all levels, it seems nothing was happening to check the trend.

On the Boko Haram insurgency in the north, he condemned the sect’s activities and described them as a barbaric group, saying his association has no relationship with them.

Oyefesor called on the political class to avoid violence during elections, while he commended INEC for a free and fair election in Ekiti.

“I want to urge INEC to do the same for the 2015 general elections,” he said.

The association president called on Nigerians to support the government to fight insurgency in the country.

The Chairman of the occasion, Otunba Lateef Owoyemi, advised that studies in how to avoid and stem corruption should be introduced in schools.

“This will help to check the trend from the grass roots,” he said.

NAN reports that the UNILAG main auditorium was filled to capacity by Muslim men and women.

These included the Vice-Chancellor of UNILAG, Prof. Rahamon Bello, and Muiz Banire, a former Lagos State Commissioner for Environment.[NAN]

Fayose Thanks Ekiti People, Promises To Work With Fayemi, Bamidele


The governor-elect of Ekiti, Mr Ayo Fayose, yesterday thanked the people of the state for voting for him and promised to work with Gov. Kayode Fayemi in developing the state.

Fayose spoke at a maiden news conference in Ado-Ekiti after he was declared the winner of Saturday’s gubernatorial election by INEC.

The governor-elect recorded a resounding victory with a total vote haul of 203, 090 out of the 350,256 votes cast.

Fayose, who called on other candidates to support his administration, warned his supporters against making disparaging remarks which may promote violence.

He particularly warned against attacks on the personality of the incumbent governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, saying, “we must respect each other so as to allow peace to reign in our dear state.”

“Governor Fayemi has called to congratulate me and I am determined to reciprocate this humble and kind gesture,” Fayose said.

Fayose also pledged to work in particular with Fayemi and Opeyemi Bamidele of Labour Party in order to draw from their wealth of experience.

The governor-elect also said indigenes of the state would benefit from award of contracts, saying this would boost the local economy and create employment.

Fayose further promised to assist all victims of political violence during the election without consideration for party affiliation. [NAN]

40 Killed In Fresh Boko Haram Attacks On Borno Villages


At least 40 people were killed at the weekend, when suspected Boko Haram insurgents attacked three villages of Chuha A, Chuha B, and Korongilim in Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State.

The attackers also destroyed houses, shops and vehicles after carting away foodstuff and livestock, Vanguard quoted sources as saying.

“Some suspected Boko Haram terrorists invaded Chuha A, Chuha B and Korongilim villages of Chibok council of Borno State and killed over 40 persons,” a community youth leader in Chibok, Mallam Yakubu Joshua, who confirmed the incident to Vanguard on phone said yesterday.

“The terrorists injured many other villagers, burnt many houses and made away with our foodstuff. The attack, which commenced at 7a.m. yesterday lasted over five hours before military intervened.

“I and some other residents of Chibok had made several telephone calls to the military, unfortunately they (military) only started bombing the surrounding area of the attack after over 40 members of our community had been killed.

“The lifeless bodies of our people are still littered in the three villages as I speak, but our present fear is that many innocent villagers may be hit by the ongoing bombings by the military.”

Also confirming the attack, Chairman Sector 5 of the local vigilante group in Borno State, Abba Aji Khalil said his group was “already in hot pursuit of the suspected terrorists. Our members in Chibok and neighbouring local government areas are already in hot pursuit of the suspected terrorists.”

Blame Northern Religious Institutions For Boko Haram Insurgency, Not Jonathan – CAN


 

Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Ughelli North Local Government Area chapter, Delta State, has told the Sultan of Sokoto to blame the Boko Haram insurgency on religious institutions in the North and not the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.

The Sultan had reportedly said that Boko Haram was an offshoot of the injustice meted on the North by the President Jonathan administration.

In a statement by its Chairman, Rt. Rev Diamond Emuobor, at the end of its quarterly meeting, the CAN chapter said: “The debacle of Boko Haram insurgency is wrapped in a Jihadist designation, but deceitfully tagged as a political misrule agitation.

“The Sultan of Sokoto’s address at the national prayer event recently said that Boko Haram is an offshoot of the injustice meted on the North by Goodluck Jonathan’s six years administration.

“When at independence, the North had nine secondary schools compared to the 109 in the South, was the Jonathan administration to blame? What can six years administration do in a nation, compared to the 38 years of Northern element’s seizure of the Nigerian state? Blame the religious institutions of the North, and not the Nigeria state as more northerners have held leadership position in the country than any other region. Could the Almajiris, who are the offshoot of lslamic religion be said to have emanated from the six years administration of Goodluck Jonathan?” the chapter asked.

I Will Beat Up Adeleke When I Leave Office – Minister


Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Jelili Adesiyan has threatened to engage former governor of Osun State, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, who recently decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in a physical fight whenever he left office as a member of the Federal Executive Council FEC.

Adesiyan explained that his position as a member of the FEC prevented him from beating Senator Adeleke during a stakeholders meeting of the PDP at Ideal Nest Hotel, Osogbo in April, this year,during run-off to the PDP primaries in the state.

In his response, Senator Adeleke responded that he was too matured a politician to join issues with the Minister.

Adeleke who spoke through his Media aide, Mr Olumide Lawal stated that the matter was already before the panel of enquiry set up by Osun State Government.

Shedding light on his reason for wanting to ‘discipline’ Adeleke, the Minister told newsmen in Osogbo that he was frustrated by Adeleke and his supporters at the event, but remained calm despite all intimidation, saying “if I had not been a Minister I would have beaten Adeleke to pulp on that day.

“I will one day leave office as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and any time I leave office I will fight Adeleke. He alleged that I punched him on the chest, for God’s sake, if I had punched Adeleke, could he still be moving around.”

He said neither him nor the Governorship candidate of the PDP in the state; Senator Iyiola Omisore was instrumental to the attack on Adeleke as claimed by both Adeleke and his new party, All Progressives Congress (APC).

Three-match ban ends Song’s World Cup


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Cameroon midfielder Alex Song has been handed a three-match ban after his sending-off against Croatia.

The Midfielder was dismissed five minutes before half-time for a senseless elbow into the back of Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic.

The African side went on to lose 4-0 and therefore out of the group.