Unhealthy Relationship Alert! 13 Weird Signs Things Ain’t Right


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Sometimes you can’t quite put your finger on what is wrong with your relationship, and for that reason you decide there is nothing wrong. Not necessarily true. Here are 15 strange, subtle and seemingly unrelated signs that your man is toxic for your life.

1. He spoils you
Every woman deserves to be spoiled occasionally. But if your man constantly showers you with gifts, begins inappropriately early (like after date #2) and spends tons of money on said gifts, he is probably in great fear of losing you. And that’s a lot of pressure to put on a woman. We easily succumb to guilt and we can feel when a man would be devastated by us leaving him, so we often stay in relationships we don’t want to be in.

2. He “advises” you often
It’s great to have a man that cares about your wellbeing. But, he should believe in your ability to make decisions about such fundamental things as your friendships, your career and your finances. If you’re with a man that constantly advises you to do something completely different than what you were going to, then he could just be trying to control you. He certainly shouldn’t be telling you which friends to have, or what passions to pursue.

3. You don’t feel happy without sx
sx gives you the illusion of intimacy and that things are okay. That’s why many of the most toxic couples have the most sx. So if you feel anxious if you go to bed without having sx that means you need something as intense as s*x to simply feel connected to your guy on any level. You don’t feel at peace simply watching TV with him

4. You’re gaining weight
If you don’t feel nurtured, loved and comforted by your man, you need to get those feelings elsewhere. Often people that binge eat do so because they feel that they are working so hard to keep everything else in their life together, they need to have one thing they completely slack off on. And they let that be their diet

5. You’re losing weight
Being in a constant state of stress can override your feelings of hunger. If you are typically a girl with a healthy appetite, and you’re finding yourself not hungry, take stock of what’s happening in your relationship. Regular fighting will make you forget to eat! Or simply a regular feeling that something isn’t quite right will take your appetite away because the nerves in your stomach will overshadow your feelings of hunger

6. You feel distant from your friends
Females need to share things. It’s just the way we are built. We get a surge of great-feeling chemicals when we facilitate close friendships via conversation. Talking about our romantic relationships particularly facilitates that feeling of intimacy but if you’re afraid to tell your girlfriends what’s happening in your relationship, you’re missing out on all of that. Your girlfriends have known you longer than your man and know what’s best for you. So if you fear their judgment of your relationship, well, you probably should

7. You feel distant from your parents
Any good parent sounds their sirens if their child is unhappy in her relationship. We all shield a few details from our parents but if you’re unable to talk to your parents about your relationship at all, or you have to lie to them about it, you’re keeping your parents from being able to do the one thing they’re here to do: protect you. That will cause some major guilt in you.

8. You’re not sleeping well
This one seems obvious but sometimes we have a rough time sleeping and don’t take a minute to attribute it to something happening in our lives. We just think we’re “bad sleepers.” But if you don’t have a general feeling of peace, balance and well-being, your brain and body will not relax enough for you to get a good night’s rest. Try taking a break from your partner—go visit a friend, or even make up an excuse to be away from him each night for a week, but mentally tell yourself at the beginning of that week “I won’t see my partner for 7 days” and see how you sleep

9. You check your phone often
Are you checking it out of the anticipation of lovey-dovey messages or are you constantly on damage control, never knowing when you’ll need to tend to your boyfriend’s jealousies, demands or insecurities? In general, if a relationship is healthy for your life, you’ll feel secure enough to walk away from the phone and potentially miss a few calls without having to worry about causing a fight.

10. You’re talking to everyone about it
We don’t only talk obsessively about our relationship when we’re happy. In fact, that eventually wears off as the relationship goes on. But when things are turbulent, you talk about your relationship every chance you get. You look for validation or insight from anybody and everybody. Every topic reminds you of your relationship, and you segue into talking about that instead.

11. You or he feels lazy
It’s one thing to slack off a little on your ambitions when a relationship is new and all you want to do is shack up. But losing interest in an energy for your passions entirely is a bad sign. When you’re with the right person, you find new energy and confidence to finally go after you dreams, even the ones you’re most afraid to fail at.

12. You feel relieved around his friends/family
Do you find yourself pushing to go out with his friends, or go to the family dinner his mom invited the two of you to? This could be because you get to “cheat” in a sense when you’re with other people. You are with your partner but you don’t have to talk to him the entire time. You get to enjoy the buffer of having others around.

13. You’re together all the time
It’s cute to want to be together all the time. It’s scary to feel you need to be together all the time or else the relationship will fall apart. You should feel comfortable parting ways with your man for a few days to see friends, family and just take some you time. Doing so should not make you feel anxious. If your connection to your man can be weakened by just a few days apart, or you fear he may cheat on you, that’s not a very quality relationship.

IMO GOVT. PARTNERS NEWMAP TO CHECK ECOLOGICAL PROBLEMS


Imo State Government has reiterated it’s resolve to continue to play a complimentary role in fight against erosion menace in the State.

Imo State Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere stated this  after receiving the delegation from Nigerian Erosion Water Shade Management Project in his office last Monday, April 7, 2014.

He, however, disclosed that Imo State Government has concluded arrangement for the release of N300 million as counterpart fund as its own obligation to enable the body tackle erosion problems in the State especially in the present season.

He further appealed to the delegation to consider other erosion sites other than Urualla, Iheoma and Eziala Obizi in Ezinihitte Mbaise as they begin work in the next batch.

Imo Deputy Governor, more so, briefed the team on the transformations that have taken place in Imo State in less than three years of Owelle Anayo Rochas Okorocha led administration. Areas he mentioned are education, infrastructure and other social amenities while reiterating administration’s resolve to addressing problems as they affect every zone in Imo State.

Prince Madumere, meanwhile, harped on the need to check ecological problems of the State as they pose serious threat to the progress of every society especially in the area of Agriculture, free interactions, whether socially, political, economically and otherwise, among communities and States.

The Commissioner for Petroleum and Environment, Prof. Okey Okoro thanked the Owelle Rochas Okorocha led Rescue Mission Government for release of counterpart fund, which he described as a clear demonstration of the love it has for the citizenry. He urged the delegation to do a good job in return.

Briefing the Deputy Governor earlier, the leader of the delegation, Dr. Amos Abu said they were in the State to consolidation of  their partnership with the State government to tackling erosion sites ravaging parts of the State. While thanking State Government for its positive disposition, he appealed for the timely release of the counterpart fund to enable them begin their function.

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Imo Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere, MFR, Deputy Governor of Imo State in a handshake with Dr. Amos Abu, the leader of the delegation of the Nigerian Erosion Water Shade Management

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His Excellency, Deputy Governor of Imo State addressing the NEWMAP team when they paid a visit to his office in Government House, Owerri

Ask a Modern Prophet about


How does having the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master as a spiritual guide

help someone become an awakened Soul?

The holy book of Eckankar, The Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad, Book

One, tells how the ECK Sound Current is often weak at first.

However, the Master gives a student unique methods to begin

opening the Spiritual Eye.4 As it opens, the Sound becomes ever

clearer, more distinct, more compelling, a magnet of love.

This divine music then begins to draw Soul higher. The journey

home to God may now proceed in earnest.

The special methods the Master gives to a lover of God are the

Spiritual Exercises of ECK. Many, many are available in the outer

works of Eckankar. Moreover, the Master will also pass along

others in the dream state or contemplation. The latter match one’s

state of consciousness. The experiences that accrue from them

are, like the outer exercises, designed to refine one spiritually.

— Answer from “Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing,” by Harold Klemp,

2010 Eckankar Journal

How can I attain full consciousness, both in the inner and outer worlds?

The simplest key to being “conscious” is the art of listening. By

all means listen to others, but also listen—and watch—for the

silent voice of the Mahanta, the Inner Master, that speaks through

others, the waking dream, and intuition, for example.

To be conscious is to be humble and compassionate in the

presence of life. In short, love fills your being. The ego is out.

A Modern Prophet Answers Your Key Questions

about Life, Book 2, by Harold Klemp

Unemployment: Graduate attempts suicide in Akwa Ibom


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Men of the Akwa Ibom police command yesterday stopped a suicide attempt by a Mechanical Engineering graduate of Ekiti State University who identified himself as Sunday Omotayo.According to eyewitness, Sunday jumped off a of a speeding Toyota Hiace bus, expecting to be crushed to death by oncoming vehicles on the road leading to Ibom Plaza, Uyo.The police said Sunday had earlier gone to the Prison Service asking warders to either kill him or allow him rot in jail.An official at the prison who spoke anonymously said, “We just saw somebody, well dressed and on tie with no look of mentally deranged running towards us. His action forced us to become immediately alert with our weapons.“The next thing he said was ‘shoot me’, ‘shoot me’, ‘I want to die’, ‘I am tired of this world.’ We were still facing him with our weapons when he scrambled towards us, saying we should allow him to enter and die inside the prison.”It was after prison officials calmed him done and got him on a bus that from his sitting jumped off the to attempt the failed suicide. Journalists at the scenece heard Omotayo mumbling, “There is no state that I have not gone to in search of job in the past 10 years, but none for me.Speaking with the press, Sunday lamented: “I came to Akwa Ibom State because this is my last hope. I have heard stories of Governor Godswill Akpabio uncommon transformation. But unfortunately, since I came, I discovered that even many people from Akwa Ibom are also crying because of poverty and joblessness.

-Vanguard

6 Characteristics Of A Great Spouse!


05Are you the best spouse that you can be?
Talk about a loaded question. But then our own answer hits us with a resounding thud – Of course not. Surely there is something else we all can do a little better. Someway we can express our love a little more effectively.

  1. Become Great Communicators. We can not talk enough, about how we talk to each other. There is not an area of our marriage that is not impacted by how we talk and express ourselves to each other. Because, our communication either is the problem or the bridge back from the problem. I have read so many books about communication in marriage – even wrote a few chapters on it myself – but it always seems to boil down to lovingly saying what we feel and hearing what our spouse is really saying. The more we can honestly say how we feel and what we need the stronger our communication becomes. But also we have to hear each other. And hearing is different than listening. Hearing is seeking to understand from our spouse’s point of view, not our own. Without really hearing each other, our communication is significantly hindered.
  2. I am sorry. I forgive you. Two of the most exceptional displays of humility in a marriage. Admitting when we are wrong sometimes feels like walking across the street with our eyes closed. Vulnerable! Because, when we admit our mistakes we lose control of the outcome by placing ourselves into our spouse’s hand. Admitting we messed up, ultimately, buys us a lot of credibility with our spouse and more importantly keeps us in right relationship with Christ. As much as we need to be forgiven, we have to also forgive. Forgiving, is that ability to stop transferring our feelings about what has happened to our spouse. We know that it happened, but we are moved to a point of not transferring our hurt back to our spouse. Neither of these is easy, they are exceptionally humble actions, which is precisely why sincerely admitting our wrongs and forgiving their wrongs brings exceptional results to a marriage.

  3. Share One Another’s Load. Running a house, raising kids and then being productive on our jobs is tiring. An exceptional spouse knows nothing about 50-50 and is more focused on “whatever it takes”. Seeking to take the load off of our spouse makes their life easier if even in only small ways. While the rule may be: “that” is a man’s job and “this” is a woman’s role. When we can move beyond those boundaries and take the load off or our husband or wife, we demonstrate how much we value them. And thus, put exceptional strength into our relationship. Note to Husbands: There was a study that came out a few years ago that made a strong link between the amount of house work a man does and the degree of intimacy he enjoys with his wife.

  4. Solve Problems Side by Side. Change your language from “you”, to “we” and “us” and you can begin to move from confrontational to partnership in your marriage. For example, if you can change “you” are always late, which is 100% on them to, “we” need to work on being on time, which is walking side by side. That is exceptional patience in humility in that you remove blame and walk together.

  5. Complement (Verbally). After a few years we get so comfortable with each other that we can forget our manners. Never stop saying thank you. Take note of your spouse’s new clothes or improved attitude. At times we have to be intentional about continuing to express our feelings and admiration. SO make it a habit to routinely check yourself, are you paying enough attention to your spouse, more importantly are you telling them what you are seeing and feeling.

  6. Wisdom. Exceptional spouses seek exceptional wisdom. The longer we are married the wiser we should be about ourselves, our spouse and our family. If you even suspect that an action or behavior might lead to a bigger problem, then don’t do it! For example, the wise, exceptional spouse doesn’t linger in conversations that are clearly leading us in the wrong direction. Exceptional wisdom looks for, sees and runs like crazy from potential calamity. The exceptional spouse also takes note of what is important to their spouse and where the land mines are. The point, is that being an exceptional spouse is about knowing yourself and being proactive about avoiding big “mess ups”.

An interesting closing thought is that we can do all of these things and our spouse may or may not see the value in them. Being “exceptional” isn’t about reaching a destination, rather it is about constantly working to love our spouse more completely and most importantly, the way they need to be loved.

[Advice Needed] We Should Get Married In December, But He Is No Longer Interested! Please Help!


images (16)Dear Tee,

My fiance suddenly sent me a message that he is not interested in the wedding we would have in December. I am really down right now. What should I do? He has refused to pick his calls and we don’t stay in the same state. Please help, before I go crazy. Lara.

Dear Lara,

I understand that you are really scared, but I think you should stay calm now. Continue to ring him till he picks up his phone. If he still does not pick, you could talk to his close friend or relative and find out what’s happening with him. When he talks to you, I think you should ask him the reason for his words. Ask him questions and find out what and why. You can make adjustment if he complains of one thing or the other. If however, he is insistent on not having the wedding, don’t be downcasted, remember that everything happens for a reason. Move on with your life and don’t rush into another relationship…. Better doors would open unto you.

All the best, Tee.

If you have a dilemma and you’d like to share, send an email to us on advice@informationnigeria.org

[Advice Needed] His Mother Detests Me, Please Help!


TNMCoupleBedUnHappyArgueDear Tee,
I am a student of Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro. I an dating a collegue of mine and we intend to get married after school. Recently, I visited his family and his mother gave me a funny attitude. Later, I told my boyfriend about it and he said that his mother is against our relationship because of my tribe. I asked him what he feels about it and he said he cannot disobey his mother, but he loves me. He has started misbehaving to me now. Please what do I do?

JN

Dear JN,
I think you should not get disturbed. Let him make up his mind about the relationship, if he wants to let go of the relationship, please let him. Just understand that someone who would love your tribe would come around. Don’t beg him to stay with you, let him make his decision. Stay strong at this time, don’t feel downcasted, put your energy into other positive things and be patient.
All the best,
Tee.

If you have a dilemma and you’d like to share, send an email to us on advice@informationnigeria.org

5 Health Conditions that May Be Affecting Your s*x Life


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Regular sx is often associated with good health. So when there’s a glitch in your sx life, it is also time to get alarmed about your health. When you begin to feel such a dip in your s*x life, watch out for these health conditions, which may be influencing your bedroom chemistry.Heart health

Depression
Depression usually causes an individual to feel disinterested in many of his/her daily activities. This disinterest can also be noticed in your bedroom activities, thereby causing a dip in your sx life. If you notice such symptoms, it is important that you treat depression to improve your mood and sx drive.

Heart health
One of the earliest symptoms of heart disease is erectile dysfunction. A heart condition can also cause general fatigue and take away a lot of functionality, which could all contribute to one’s disinterest in sx. Watch out for your heart health if your sx life begins to slack.

Sleep Deprivation
Research states that there is a strong link between a less-than-satisfactory sx life and sleep deprivation. Lack of sleep can affect energy level and can cause fatigue. This in turn affects the libido and one’s interest in sx. Therefore, it is important to treat sleep deprivation to improve one’s s*x life.

Chronic fatigue syndrome
Chronic fatigue syndrome is usually characterised by persistent fatigue caused by no real exertion and can last for a long time. This condition can influence a lot of physical symptoms like joint pain, sore throat, headaches, exhaustion, low sx drive etc. If you feel that your lack of interest in sx is accompanied by other such symptoms, be alarmed about chronic fatigue syndrome.

Hormonal Imbalance
Testosterone, estrogen, oxytocin etc. are hormones that influence your libido and sx life. Hormone imbalance can disrupt a number of normal bodily functions, sx included. Hormonal imbalance is one of most common causes of s*xual disinterest. To fix this, visit your urologist (for men) or ob-gyn (for women).

Source: healthmeup.com

WE SUPPORT KESHI WE ARE NOT HIRING ANY OTHER COACH FOR WORLD CUP-NFF


Emeka Inyama says that there is no tension between the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi as all previous disagreements have been amicably resolved.Inyama who is the Chairman of the NFF’s Media and Publicity Committee revealed that the issues that led the Federation to query Keshi have been amicably resolved after the tactician satisfactorily answered to the query.

“I want to use this platform to clarify that the Federation does not have any plans whatsoever to hire any other coach for the World Cup,” he assured.“We have confidence in Stephen Keshi and we will support him to win. We are focused on the World Cup and in two months’ time, we will go to Brazil and come back with a commendable result,” he added.

 

PDP govs ask House of Reps to declare seats of 37 defectors vacant


GOVERNORS elected on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday, urged the leadership of the House of Representatives to urgently declare the seats of the 37 federal lawmakers, who dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress, APC, vacant, if they failed to return.

It will be recalled that a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had asked the 37 former members of PDP to resign their seats at the House of Representatives for defecting to APC.The court perpetually restrained the legislators from effecting any leadership change in the National Assembly

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OKOROCHA’S LGA TOURS AND IMO LAWMAKERS—— BY HENRY EKPE (08036695810)


When the Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha commenced the
Tour of the twenty seven Local Government Areas in the State with a
visit to Ngor Okpala , nobody envisaged that the visits and town Hall
meetings with the people would open a can of worm that will remain
indelible in minds Imo populace.

Today, a harmless working tour by the Chief Executive of the state to
rapour with the masses and also take a look at the projects his
administration sited in such LGAs, has opened the underbelly of the
present crop of politicians that populate the Imo legislature.
Rather than the Okorocha visits turn a celebration for the masses, it
has become a journey of revelation and regrets on how the politicians
the various constituencies sent to the Imo House of Assembly to fight
for their political dividends have got to Owerri and turned to
contractors, enmeshing themselves in easy lucre, leaving the men and
women who stood in the sun for hours to vote for them, to remain in
squalor in the villages.

I had reported the activities of Imo House of Assembly from 2000 to
2009 as a Journalist, but in the history of the state legislature, I
have never seen such set of “Lawmakers”.
The current Imo Lawmakers lack maturity and conduct. They have no
focus and vision. There is no comparism between them and their
predecessors, right from 1999 till date.
The Okorocha LGA visit threw up in the open, what many people had
known all these while, but were being whispered in their homes.
It was a shame that in each of the stops, Okorocha was able to confirm
that the current Imo lawmakers are an extension of his Executive, who
give and execute contracts. The Governor openly lampooned Lawmakers
for dabbling into contract executions, and even ordered for the arrest
of some Imo Lawmakers.

It was even more incredible that the Peoples Representatives, who
ought to disturb the Executive arm of the Government to site projects
that will improve the poor conditions of their constituents, were
being accused by the Governor of pocketing money meant for the
improvement of infrastructure in their LGAs nay constituencies.
From the revelations coming out from the Okorocha’s tour, this set of
lawmakers cannot be trusted to deliver and cannot bite because they
have compromised their offices by allowing the Executive, another arm
of Government, to dictate its pace, when it should be the job of the
Legislature to monitor the Executive.
No wonder, the present Imo state has turned to a private Estate of an
individual, because checks and balances have fled through the window,
because Imo lawmakers are now lame Ducks and cannot carry out
over-sight factions.
Let me state here that even though the past legislators in the state
may not pass a transparency test, over inducements from the Executive
to dance to its tunes, but whatever transpired then between the
Legislature and Executive was done in the dark, which left the
populace guessing. But Okorocha has broken the “Nsukpe Coconut”, as it
was never heard before where a contractor will in an open meeting
point at a lawmaker, accuse him or her of asking for “kick-back’
before a contract was executed.

One contractor was bold enough to confess that he used part of
contract fund given to him to roof a house belonging to an Imo
lawmaker.
What these lawmakers forget is that the electorate have the right to
recall any lawmaker who gets to Owerri and thinks he is there only for
himself and family.
In the first place, lawmakers have their jobs out-lined for them;
which is lawmaking. Therefore, in a right clime, it is a
constitutional breach for any legislator to engage in contract Award
or execution.
Instead, it is the duty of the Executive to budget funds, while the
legislature appropriates the projects, which is then put across to the
Executive again to sign into law, and execute.
This is the reason why the Federal Lawmakers usually hide behind
contractors for the constituency projects, as they do not get involved
in the “real” execution of the projects, even though the can pass the
appropriation Act.
Governor Okorocha has succeeded in “demystifying” Imo Legislature
after “devaluing” most of them in the presence of their constituents,
which is the worst  thing that can happen to a politician.
But how did Imo legislature arrive at this notorious ugly stead? From
the beginning, the foundation of the present legislature in the state
was built on treachery. Therefore the foundation will always be
shallow.

At the inauguration of the present House headed by Rt Hon Benji
Uwajumogu, political treachery was elevated to another level when five
members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, including the new
Speaker, dumped their party and joined the All Progressives Grand
Alliance, which led APGA to form the majority party in the House.
Today, Okorocha who lured them into APGA has abandoned the party and
joined APC, leaving the treacherous lawmakers confused and lost.
Today, it is still a big question to many; which political party is in
majority in the House of Assembly? Is it PDP, APC or APGA? This is the
kind of House of Assembly Imo people are confronted with in this
dispensation. Every thing happening in the present legislature have
left many people confused, to the extent that the electorate can not
even swear which party their representatives belong to.
However, the Imo electorate cannot exonerate itself from this ugly
scenario playing out at the present Imo House of Assembly.
In 2011, out of anger, the Imo electorate threw away the baby with the
birth water by voting in people they did not know too well into the
legislature, and therefore that mistake is boomeranging on the masses
now, with the strange stories pouring out from the House.
For instance, like the Lawmaker representing Ngor Okpala LGA. It is
incredible that I never knew Hon Emeka Nwafor before until I heard he
has won the Imo Assembly seat.
With all humility, I want to state here that there is no politician in
Imo state that worths his salt that does not know me in first name
terms. I have been a practicing Journalist here close to fifteen years
now. So I know them, they know me. But I did not know my
representative at the Assembly until the burial of Hon Dan Ikeazu’s
mother at Agbala where I asked him to please show me the man they said
is representing me. I had known Ikeazu when he was a Councilor in
Owerri North LGA.

Nwafor has since three years now not called one constituency briefing.
I have never heard his voice in moving or supporting any motion.
But he is cool with himself. He has used Ngor Okpala state
constituency to find his “Level”. All of now are his mugu. But time
will tell.
What is happening in Ngor Okpala is nearly the same scenario in other
LGAs, where the constituents have not set eyes on their lawmakers,
until Okorocha’s tour dragged them home. Some of them even absconded
from the Town Hall meetings in order to avoid peoples anger.
How many Bills have this House passed? Even the focused ones among
them have been cowed and muscled to the ground by Okorocha. There is
the rumour that the Governor has resignation letters signed by some of
them, which will be presented when any of them moves out of line. What
a Legislature!
If things were moving fine in the House some of them would not have
smuggled in a draconian and wicked law on ambition, yet the rest did
not know, until Imo people shouted them selves hoarse before the law
was repealed.
Much as the legislature cannot function well without the Executive
that funds it, but the House can still retain its respect and dignity
and yet make the executive meet its obligation on the legislature.
The present Imo House of Assembly need to realize that the legislature
has enormous power and operates on the same level as the executive and
can even put the Governor on the spot if they put their acts together.

I had worked under a Governor before, and aware that the legislature
can tame a Governor to fear that arm of Government, and therefore give
it the due respect. But Okorocha has decimated the present Imo
Legislature into camps, which serves the Governor better, as they
House cannot speak with one voice now. Okorocha has put them where he
wants them
Any way, the present crop of Imo lawmakers lack men who can look a
lion into the eyes and damn the consequences. Before, Imo House of
Assembly was the potpourri of Imo politics, because of the level of
vibrancy and robust discussions in the chamber.
As a cob reporter in this state those days, one will not be happy to
miss the plenary of Imo Assembly. A visit to Imo Assembly then will
make your day.
As usual, conspiracy, which is part and parcel of politics, was in
existence then. Groups plot against each other for the betterment of
the entire House, not to gain the leverage and become appendage of the
Executive. The House then cherished its independence, which was why
that era had a vibrant House that cannot be messed up by any Governor.

I am talking about the Imo Assembly with the likes of late Oliver
Akpaka (Nwangele), Chief Onyeama (Nkwerre) CNC Onuoha (Isu), Gozie
Nwachukwu (Ngor Okpala) Dan Nwagwu (Obowo) Stanford Onyirimba (Ehime
Mbano) Jeff Ojinika (Orsu), Ethelbert Nnanna (Ohaji Egbema) Alex
Emeziem (Aboh Mbaise) Prof Ezeadi O Ezeadi (Okigwe) Jasper Ndubuaku,
(Isiala Mbano) Hon Goddy Dikeocha (Aboh Mbaise) Noel Agwuocha
Chukwukadibia (Ezinihitte) Ken Obichere (Owerri North) Dr Ukaegbu
(Ikeduru) Enerst Ibejiako (Owerri Municipal), Late Agaptus Egwueogu
(Isu), Charles Uba (Ideato South) and others.
Then, Governors spoke to the legislators as men, not as kindergartens.
They roar in the Assembly, and the Executive shivers. Each arm of the
Government respected each other; Executive, Judiciary and Legislature.
No Governor can look these set of men in the face and command them to
join his party or. Then the Lawmakers realized that it will benefit
democracy and their constituents more for them to remain in their
political parties and “control” the Executive and not only gain
respect, but still “corner” other things, by mutual respect and
understanding, which the present House lacks because it reduced itself
before the Governor.
If not for Okorocha’s magnanimity to site roads in the constituencies
and asked the lawmakers to “supervise” them, none of them can look
Okorocha in the eyes and demand any thing for their people.

I sympathize with the likes of Hon Sam Daddy Anyanwu, (Ikeduru), Hon
Simeon Iwunze (Isiala Mbano), Hon Kingsley Dimaku, (Ehime Mbano), Hon
Dan Ikpeazu (Owerri North), Hon Eudora Igwe (Ideato South) Hon Ndunagu
(Mbaitoli), Hon Okemili (Oru East) who have all lived up to
expectation in such a hostile and treacherous atmosphere.
I sympathize with them because when the history of the present Imo
House of Assembly will be recorded, there names will appear as being
among this set of Legislators that went for “sight seeing” at the
chamber for four years, and only executed contracts for Governor
Okorocha’s cabinet which benefited them individually. The achievements
of members who did well will not be noted, because as they will always
say in the chamber, the majority poor performance has the “aye” vote
in the Imo House of Assembly of today.

Doris Simeon: ‘Only God Knows What’s Happening Between Stella Damasus and Daniel’


Since Nollywood actress Doris Simeon’s marriage to Nollywood film-maker Daniel Ademinokan crashed about 2 years ago, she hasn’t spoken much about the sad issue…….
Daniel had allegedly accused Doris of being the cause of the crashed marriage and that Doris didn’t have time for the family and was always away on movie locations.
 Over the weekend, while playing guest during a live TV program –  ‘Gbajumo Osere’ for yoruba movie stars – one of Doris Simon’s fans asked why her marriage crashed and if Stella is truly having an affair with Daniel.

Her response:

“Only God knows what happened and is happening between them and he’s the one who knows why it happened that way. I tried to make the marriage work but it may have been God’s will for us to have parted like that. Like I said only God knows what is happening between them but it may be true since it is all over the media and sometimes media reports have some elements of truth. What is of utmost importance to ME now is my growth in the movie industry and my business ventures.”

Movie Director, Frank Rajah Arase: ‘I Feel Terribly Bad For Pioneering indecency In Ghanaian Movies’


  
The name Frank Rajah Arase rings a bell in Ghana as one of the best film-makers who have made great impact in the African movie industry. Although many think he is a Ghanaian due to his exploits in Ghollywood, Frank hails from Edo State in Nigeria and is happily married to a Nigerian.
In a recent interview with City People, he disclosed how much he now detests ‘indecency in Ghanaian movies’ and how he turned the likes of Van Vicker, Yvonne Nelson, Jackie Appiah into celebrities.
Well Heart of Men was actually my movie and we projected indecency in a very daring way. Before then, I got lots of mails from some of my foreign fans who said we love your movies but instead of creating love scenes where you have to put people under the blanket, take off those scenes but if you have to show the scenes, make it close to reality. 

That was one flaw people saw in my movies so I was like lets try to make this happen and maybe the devil was at work that day because everybody just complied and we started shooting, it wasn’t planned and it was one of those 5 mins madness so we shot it and after that, it was like an open door for a lot of indecency in our movies and I felt terribly bad for pioneering it and I have since cautioned myself.
Till date I will never do movies with deep kisses talk more s*x.I even had serious problems way back at home with my family over that movie, it was terrible and one of those hit movies I didn’t want people to always remember me with. Am doing my very best possible to create an image that people will see and not frown their faces. ” he said.
He further disclosed how he turned the likes of Van Vicker,  Yvonne Nelson, Majid Michel into celebrities.
“…in Nigeria, you have the likes of Genevieve Nnaji, Rita Dominic and co, these are commercial faces and I want to create the likes of those in Ghana, I want to differentiate them so we can use them to sell movies here too. So I was like ok let’s sign a contract which we did for 2 years, and later I made it 4 years. The contract was to groom some actors in Ghana and make them stars, we agreed and called for audition, where we picked the likes of Jackie, Nadia Buari,Van Vicker, Kalsum Sinare, Kofi Adjorolo, Majid Michel was a stand by then.
 After the audition, they were the characters I picked, so after picking them we took them through series of productions from Mummy’s Daughter to Beyonce and all of that. That was how the journey started and later on we brought on Majid and then Yvonne Nelson, Juliet Ibrahim, Frank Arthus, Martha Ankomah and just like that  we continued. That was how we started with all of them and today, they are big.”

Kenyan Gospel Artist, Peter Kaberere Dies After Car Electrocution


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A gospel artiste in Kenya, Peter Kaberere, died on Monday, April 7, 2014, after his car electrocuted him while he was washing it. It was a very sad day in Kenya and in the gospel fraternity.

The news of Kaberere’s death which broke around 6pm on Monday came as a shock to many, especially his family and fans.

The incident was caused by a faulty wire, according to sources.

A senior reporter and anchor at NTV Mijungu released a statement after confirming Kaberere’s death: -

‘Tonight my heart weeps for a man I never knew, bleeds for a family I will probably never know, my soul is heavy with grief and tempted to ask my savior why. Just over a month and a half ago I advertised my car for sale, a friend approached me and asked me to allow him take the car to a potential client at Westlands though jittery I let Eric go with it to meet Peter Kaberere, though we didn’t settle on an agreeable price that was my encounter with the gospel artist who said his family was growing hence needed a bigger and better car. Last week as I left my parking at Nation Center I saw Kaberere or someone in his VW pull over and park opposite Bata. We never spoke but it was very late maybe a few minutes to ten PM. I am sad, very sad I never knew him but certainly he had big dreams, he worked hard to reach his goals but God had other plans. I empathize with Njesh and her son, plus a baby Peter may have just seen on scan. God rest his soul. I am reminded that the vineyard owner only picks ripe fruits,’ she said.

He leaves behind his wife Njesh Kahura and son.

Photos From Comedian Julius Agwu’s Birthday


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Ace Nigerian comedian Julius Agwu turned 41 yesterday April 7.

Being the humble father and gentleman, the famous comedian had a quiet celebration with his family, wife and 2 lovely kids Zahra and Zadok.

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Senate Passes N4.695tr 2014 Budget… Jerks It Up By N53bn


jonathan_budget_2014The Senate on Wednesday during plenary presided over by the Senate President, David Mark, passed a budget of N4, 695, 190, 000, 000.00 for the 2014 fiscal year. This was sequel to a clause by clause consideration of the document at the committee of supply which lasted about one and half hour.

The figure reflects an increase of N53billion of the N4, 642, 960, 000, 000.00 2014 budget estimates presented to the National Assembly by President Goodluck Jonathan through the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on December 19, 2013.

Of the amount, N408, 687, 801, 891.00 was approved for statutory transfers against the N399, 687, 801, 891.00 proposed by the Executive.

The sum of N712 billion was approved for debt service as proposed.

The Senate also Okayed the sum of N2, 454, 887, 566, 702.00 for recurrent non-debt expenditure while the sum of N1, 119, 614, 631, 407.00 was approved for capital expenditure for the 2014 fiscal year, compared to the proposal by the Executive: recurrent expenditure of N2, 430, 665, 361, 597.00 and capital expenditure of N1, 100, 606, 836, 514.00.

Major highlights of the approved budget are: Benchmark oil price – $77.5 per barrel; Crude oil production – 2.3883million barrels per day; Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate – 6.75 per cent; Inflation rate – 9.5 per cent and Exchange Rate – N160.00 to $1.00.

Senator Mark commended his colleagues for the timely consideration of the budget of the Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government at their various committee levels.

He, therefore, called on the Executive arm of government to ensure efficient and effective implementation of the budget

Boko Haram: North-East Govs Urge INEC To Learn From Afghanistan On 2015 Polls


SoEVanThree Governors of the North-East states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe on Wednesday urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to postpone the 2015 general elections in their states.

The call is contained in a statement jointly issued in Maiduguri, Borno State capital by their spokespersons.

Governors Murtala Nyako, Kashim Shettima and Ibrahim Gaidam in the statement, urged INEC to disregard calls by some politicians for the postponement of the elections due to the security situation in the states.

The affected states are currently under emergency rule as a result of the activities of Boko Haram insurgency.

They advised INEC to borrow a leaf from war-torn Afghanistan where elections were recently held, in spite of threat of attacks by the Taliban terrorist group.

“INEC should take a cue from Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission which courageously held the country’s presidential and provincial election last Saturday despite strong threats issued by the Taliban.

“Afghanistan was celebrated worldwide for liberating herself from the scourge of fear, thereby sending a strong signal that no threat would prevent them from choosing their leaders through democratic processes”, it said.

The statement further pointed out that the Afghan government provided adequate security for the conduct of the polls, urging the Federal Government to do same.

“INEC should as a matter of counter insurgency approach, ensure that no part of Nigeria is excluded from the election”.

My Visit To Jonathan Not About Dumping APC But About Principle, Says Fani-Kayode


GEJ-FFKA former Minister of Aviation and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has decried the speculations surrounding his visit on Tuesday to the Presidential Villa, where he met with President Goodluck Jonathan behind closed doors.

Following his refusal to disclose what transpired behind closed doors between him and the president, the social media was awash with reports that Mr. Fani-Kayode had finally dumped his party, APC, for the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of which he was once a member.

In a statement on his Facebook page, the former minister noted that while the interview he granted State House correspondents were ‘very clear’ and words carefully chosen, he would speak no further on the matter until he is ready to do so.

In the statement, Mr. Fani-Kayode, a vocal critic of the Jonathan administration, recalled that high-ranking members of the opposition had visited the State House without their loyalty to the party being called to question and wondered why his own was treated differently, saying “people should get real and stop speculating”.

“A few days ago all the APC governors from the south west were in the State House where they held a meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan. What they discussed has not been made public until now. Does that make them PDP governors? The Presidency belongs to every Nigerian irrespective of religious and political persuasions.

“Again General [Muhammadu] Buhari was recently honoured by the same President Jonathan during the centenary celebration which the APC did not support. Does that mean he has joined the PDP? Again the ongoing Federal Government confab has some APC chieftains participating in it despite the fact that the party is against it. Does that mean that they have left the APC? People should get real and stop speculating”, he said.
Stressing that his visit had nothing to do with his intention to change political camp, Fani-Kayode said it was about principles and urged the national leadership of the APC to urgently address fears within its fold that the party was planning to field a Muslim/Muslim joint ticket for the 2015 presidential elections.

His words: “This is not about leaving parties but about principle. Let us hope that the leadership of the APC sees fit to clarify this matter at the soonest and assure us all that they will do no such thing. Their silence on the matter and their refusal to rule it out is simply fuelling more and speculation and dissent from within”.

Jamaican Sprinter Simpson Banned for 18 Months for Doping


Jamaican sprinter Sherone Simpson has been handed an 18-month ban for testing positive for a banned stimulant by the Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission (Jadco).

The 4×100 relay gold and silver medalist and her training partner, a former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell, tested positive for the stimulant oxilofrine at last year’s national championship.

They were two of five Jamaicans to test positive in what was a mass case of failed drug test, with Powell’s verdict set for Thursday.

Jamaica's Sherone Simpson Will Not Compete in Glasgow Commonwealth Game.

Simpson denied intentionally ingesting the banned substance in January, saying a supplement provided by his Canadian trainer was responsible for the positive test.

But a Jamaican anti-doping panel voted unanimously that Simpson was “negligent in all the circumstances”.

Olympic discuss thrower Allison Randall got a two-year suspension.

Randall, 25, who holds the Jamaican discuss record with a distance of 61.21m, tested positive for a banned diuretic hydro-chlorothiazide.

Simpson and Randall’s ban have been backdated to June 21, 2013, the date they provided the samples.

They will both miss the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games in July

Davido Hits The Studio With US Rapper Wale | Photos


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Davido just concluded his 2014 US tour.

While in the States and Canada, the hit maker performed in several cities in the US and Toronto in Canada then returned to the US to link up with US/Nigerian rapper, Wale.

Davido shared photos on Instagram.

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Reeva Died in My Arms, Says Pistorius


South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is back in court in Pretoria describing events after shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home.

During his emotional testimony he said Ms Steenkamp died before the ambulance arrived while he was holding her.

He said he tried to help her breathe and stem the bleeding from her hip.

The athlete denies deliberately shooting dead Ms Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day last year, arguing he mistook her for an intruder.

Oscar Pistorius Testify Before His Own Murder Trial in Pretoria.

Prosecutors contend he intentionally killed her in the toilet of his bathroom after a row.

The 27-year-old Olympic and Paralympic sprinter, who is a double amputee, faces life imprisonment if convicted of murder.

On Tuesday, he broke down in tears whilst describing the events leading up to the shooting and the actual event.

If acquitted, South African law stipulates that the court must consider the separate, lesser charge of culpable homicide, or manslaughter, for which he could receive between six and 15 years in prison.

Mr Pistorius also faces charges of illegally firing a gun in public and of illegally possessing ammunition, both of which he denies.

There are no juries at trials in South Africa, and his fate will ultimately be decided by the judge, assisted by two assessors.

Source: BBC

Beyoncé Shares Adorable Photos From Her Wedding Anniversary Vacation With Jay-Z and Blue Ivy


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The beautiful mother and singer seems to be enjoying her vacation for her 6th year wedding anniversary. Nice photos.

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Fashola, Amosun Fault New GDP Rating


BABATUNDE FASHOLA (R) AND IBIKUNLE AMOSUN (L) AT THE 7TH LAGOS ECONOMIC SUMMIT ON TUESDAY

Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola (SAN) and his Ogun state counterpart, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, yesterday, picked holes with Sunday’s rebasing of Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which the Statistician General of the Federation, Mr. Yemi Kale, rated as the 26th largest economy in the world with a worth of $510 billion, saying; “The new statistics does not truly reflect the real worth of the country’s economy”.

Fashola and Amosun spoke separately at the opening ceremony of the 7th Lagos Economic Summit, Ehingbeti 2014, with the theme “Powering the Lagos economy: Real opportunities, endless possibilities”, held in Lagos, with former Minister of Power, Professor Barth Nnaji and others in attendance.

According to Fashola, “If the Nigeria economy has been stated on 1990 figures, it makes imminent common sense to restate them on much more contemporary figures that captures sectors that were hitherto omitted; like Telecommunications, entertainment, arts, music, Nollywood and so on. The reality is that size only matters if it is efficient size. If it’s big and suboptimal or inefficient, it really doesn’t achieve the purpose. How to put that size to work is really the key and it’s a no brainer that power will be defining for it.

“The estimates that suggests themselves by  assessment, is that the power demand here (Lagos) is in the region of 10,000megawatts and more at a snapshot and an economy that is giving 25 percent to the GDP with 1000 and below megawatts just shows what we can unleash if we ramp up power supply. At this moment, the electricity sector has been liberalized; it is now for state governments to engage useful sensible and mutually rewarding partnerships with investors and owners of the electricity assets”.

On his part, Governor Amosun said “On the new GDP, something you will notice from the statistics release is that, it may say that we are the largest and whatever, we are 26th largest economy in the world. And if one look at the component of the GDP, one will realize that truly it isn’t the real GDP that the country has done well in. Look at services alone, I think it is over 50 percent while manufacturing is under 10 percent.

“What does that tell us, it shows that something is missing? That isn’t the best way. I will have been happier to see to the thing swap and to see maybe about 50 or 60 under manufacturing.

“That will mean real growth. And we cannot achieve all of these without power. Indeed the key to solve the challenge that we have today is power. Everyone needs power to do his or her business. And that is why the theme of this summit is better at this time. And until we solve power challenge, we will continue to have this GDP that is more of service based. And that is why the current GDP doesn’t translate into reducing unemployment and putting food on our table”.

Amosun, however, said “60 percent of the lower and middle cadre of workers live in Ogun state. So, we are pushing ahead to ensure that more people leave Lagos to live in Ogun state”.

Lagosians Spent N4bn On Food Daily – Lagos Govt


foodmarketThe potentials of the agriculture sector in Lagos State if fully maximized was brought to the fore yesterday as the state government revealed that Lagosians spent at least N4 billion daily to purchase food items. However, only about 10 per cent of the total food purchased is produced in the state.

This was disclosed by the Lagos State Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Mr. Ben Akabueze, at the opening ceremony of the 7th Lagos Economic Summit, Ehingbeti 2014, with the theme “Powering the Lagos economy: Real opportunities, endless possibilities”, held in Lagos.

According to the commissioner, the development “was one of the reasons behind the massive investment in agriculture” by the Governor Babatunde Fashola administration in the state.

Akabueze while explaining how the state government had implemented resolutions made at previous summits said: “In 2012, the area of agriculture, the resolution was to collaborate with other state government in agricultural production. We have acquired 700 hectares of lands from other state government s where agricultural activities are going on with a view to supply the food requirement of the people of Lagos.

“Everyday N4 billion is being spent on food by Lagosians. Only about 10 percent of the total food is produce within the state. Given our limited land availability we have thought it wise to collaborate with other states. Agriculture has, since 2008 enjoyed a higher percentage of our budget”, he added.

APC Ready For 2015 Elections In Anambra – Ngige


9538cc45fd50bc68b107263e2f877863The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last governorship election in Anambra State, Senator Chris Ngige, has declared the party’s readiness for the 2015 general elections.

The APC chieftain, who is leader of the party in Anambra, made this known after the conclusion of the APC ward congress which ended yesterday.

“You can see it yourself that the disgruntled ones in the party all came together to make the exercise a memorable one. Everybody is happy and as the leader of the party in the state, I thank everybody. I am grateful to all party faithful”, Ngige said.

Speaking in the same vein, member of the House of Representatives, Charles Odedo (Idemili North and South Federal Constituency) said: “We started with the stakeholders meeting where all the so-called groups came together and all the issues were resolved amicably and that is a very good example by APC”.

The former national secretary of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples’ Party (ANPP) and Ngige’s Campaign Director-General, Chief George Muoghalu, told journalists that “what had happened in Anambra showed that the people desired for change”.

Davido and Prezzo’s Ex-Girlfriend, Chagga Barbie Get Cozy In Minneapolis | Photos


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The Nigerian pop star turned up with popular Nairobi based socialite, Chagga Barbie in Minneapolis. Chagga Barbie happens to be former BBA winner, Prezzo’s ex girlfriend.

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Recall that Chagga Barbie accused Prezzo of infecting her with an STD.

 

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Nasarawa Killings: Fulani Threaten To Drag FG, Army Before Criminal Court


fulani_herdsmenThe socio-cultural group of Fulanis in Nigeria, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, MACBAN, have threatened to drag the Nigerian government before the International Criminal Court over the killings of Fulani herdsmen by the Nigerian military in Nasarawa State.

The military had claimed that those it killed last week in an operation in Kaena community of Nasarawa State, were gunmen who have terrorized local farmers in the state and neighbouring Benue.

But the association denied the allegation, saying the victims were innocent Fulani, even as it alleged that there was a grand plot to eliminate the Fulani from Nigeria.

Addressing a press conference in Abuja Tuesday, the Nasarawa State secretary of MACBAN, Alhaji Mohammed Husseini, called on government to tender a public apology and pay compensation to the families of those killed by soldiers.

He said, “Our people were killed in their houses which they have inhabited for over 30 years without committing any crime. We are convinced beyond reasonable doubt there is a grand plot to eliminate the Fulani from Nigeria. Otherwise there is no reason why a people will continue to be killed in their houses by government troops who are supposed to protect them.

“This time around we cannot keep quiet, even if it means going to the International Criminal Court, because what is being done to us amounts to genocide and ethnic cleansing”.

He stressing that direct confrontation will never solve the issue at hand, Husseini noted that the Fulanis are open to positive dialogue.

He said though there may be bad eggs amongst the Fulanis “the primary responsibility of the government is to fish out the bad eggs and there are standard procedures for doing that”.

He warned that the approach been applied by the government may take a turn for the worse and may become very difficult to handle.

Mo’Cheddah – Destinambari ft. Phyno


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After disappearing from the music scene for almost 1000days…

Mo’Cheddah returns with a Cobhams produced track titled Destinambari which features rave of the moment Phyno.

Mo’Cheddah sang on this one. Download and enjoy

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Uche Jombo Is Pregnant


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Nollywood actress Uche Jombo is expecting her first child with her husband.

The actress is said to be in her first 4 months of pregnancy with her husband Kenny Rodriguez.

Uche Jumbo and Kenny Rodriguez got married in Puerto Rico in 2012. Congrats to them

Mercy Johnson and Husband Expecting Second Child


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Mercy Johnson is pregnant with baby number 2.

The popular Nollywood actress is said to be pregnant with her second child with her husband Prince Odianosen.

Mercy Johnson is said to have wrapped off moving shooting for the year and will resume duty later this year.

Chris Attoh & Damilola Adegbite are Expecting Their First Child


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Weeks after announcing their engagement

Nigerian model/ actress Damilola Adegbite and fiance, Chris Attoh are expecting their first child.

Damilola was seen with her baby bump in her recent photo and also, they confirmed that they are indeed expecting and their wedding has been shifted until Damilola puts to bed.

Governor Oshiomhole’s aide, others defect to PDP


Gov. Adams Oshiomhole’s aide, Mr Agharese Idubor, on Wednesday led no fewer than 150 registered members of the APC in Benin to pitch their tents with the PDP.

Idubor is the Executive Director, Protocol Matters to the Governor.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the defecting APC members are from Ward 7 in the Egor Local Government Area of Edo South Senatorial District.

Idubor, who spoke on behalf of the defecting members, said their decision to return to the PDP was borne out of the alleged political betrayal of the leadership of APC in the state at the ward congress in the state on Tuesday.

He argued that leadership positions should be attained through election and not by imposition “as was witnessed by APC members on Tuesday.’’

Idubor took a swipe at the leaders of the party in the state “whose roles in the just-concluded ward congress negated the principle of the one-man-one vote’’ policy of the party.

He said that leadership and governance were not about the acquisition of powers to oppress others “but to be used to better the lots of citizenry through people-oriented policies.’’

He pledged the loyalty of the new members to the leadership structure of PDP in the state, saying they were impressed with the existing internal democracy of the party in the state.

Idubor said they would strive to work for the party and ensure its victory in the general elections in 2015 and state governorship election in 2016.

Receiving the members, the Chairman of the PDP in Edo, Chief Dan Orbih, said that their decision to join the PDP was apt in view of the “APC’s shameful ward congress.’’(NAN)

Cossy Orjiakor’s Night Party Lands Her In Trouble


Controversial actress, Cossy Orjiokor, recently got into trouble when she was robbed at Orile Coker, a suburb of Lagos.

It was gathered that the actress was robbed in the early hours of Monday, April 7, 2014 while returning from a night party. The robbers carted away with her personal belongings and also left with bruises.

The window of her car was also damaged by the hoodlums.

APC warns Obanikoro on launching mayhem in Lagos, urges Military to prevent use of soldiers illegally


The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has raised alarm over the inordinate use of soldiers to cause mayhem and outright brigandage in Lagos. It fingered the Minister of State for Defence, Musliu Obanikoro as the arrowhead of this illegal use of soldiers to cause a breach of public peace and launch mayhem in Lagos.

In a release in Lagos, signed by the Interim Publicity Secretary of the APC in Lagos, Joe Igbokwe, the party says that the latest employment of soldiers to disrupt a state mass housing project in Lagos Island, coming barely a week after such similar perpetration of illegality in Ilubirin is signaling the launching of a state of terror by the PDP federal government using Obanikoro as the arrowhead. It warns that Lagosians would be forced to resist such illegality and stop the bizarre development by all legal means at their disposal.

“It is now certain that Obanikoro was made a Minister of state for defence for the sole purpose of deploying illegal military force to cause total mayhem in Lagos. It is certain that the PDP is bent on disrupting the pace of development in Lagos in the face of its shameful failure in the last fifteen years. It is certain that PDP and its agents want to arrest the progress and development of Lagos by all means as such reifies its own colossal failure in government for fifteen awful years.

“For us, stopping mass housing schemes on sudden and spurious claims of ownership of some parts of Lagos is wicked. It is inhuman; it is sadistic and speaks of the character of PDP as a party. We are sure that Obanikoro and those he is working for do not bank of using such means to win Lagos but to disrupt as much as possible the acclaimed progress of Lagos, which has been sustaining millions of Nigerians and accounting for the biggest chunk of the country’s Gross Domestic Product.

“We see the stupid war Obanikoro is wedging on Lagos as just an expression of his political failure in Lagos. He is allowing himself to be used to impede the progress of Lagos as a way of showing his angst against Lagosians for continuously rejecting him in all the elections he has entered into since he joined the retrogressive forces. We urge Lagosians to take notice of what Obanikoro is doing in Lagos today and ensure that he is not allowed to but a wedge on the progress and interests of Lagos. We urge Lagosians to stand up and resist this noxious employment of outlawry to run a parallel government in Lagos.

“Lagos APC is calling on the military high command to arrest this dangerous trend of using soldiers illegally to cause mayhem in Lagos. We warn that the military risks being negatively branded if it allows the military to be dragged into prosecuting the selfish political interests of Obanikoro. We call on the military to urgently address this illegal use of soldiers to perpetrate illegalities by the so called minister before it plunges Lagos into anarchy and bloodletting. We warn Obanikoro and whichever dark interests he serves that enough is enough!”

 

 

 

 

Cracks in Rivers PDP over suspension of prominent members


A senior member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State, Chief Anabs Sara-Egbe, has rejected the suspension of Sir Elemchukwu Obowu by the State Working Committee of the party.

Chief Sara-Egbe, who is personally facing rejection by a section of the PDP, said a truly democratic party must accept criticism and shun imposition of candidate.

The PDP had announced the suspension one of her prominent members, Elemchukwu Obowo in a statement signed by the party’s secretary Ibibia Walter.

Walter said Obowu was suspended as a result of a derogatory comment he allegedly made against the party on a radio program in Port Harcourt.

The statement said Obowu’s suspension is in line with relevant sections of the party’s constitution, adding that he would face disciplinary committee of the party to explain his actions.

Meanwhile, Chief Sara-Egbe insisted the PDP must ensure that the governorship position rotates among the various zones of Rivers State.

He said Sir Obowu’s perceived wrongdoing is his decision to stand for truth, fairness and justice.

It could be recalled that the Felix Obuah-led PDP executive in Rivers State had in a statement issued by the Media Adviser to the Chairman, Jerry Needam alleged that Chief Anabs Sara-Egbe was not a member of the party.

In his response to the claim, Chief Sara-Egbe said he was more qualified as a PDP member than those who made the declaration.

Sara-Egbe also boasted that his influence in the PDP extended beyond Rivers State, into neighbouring Bayelsa State.

Femi Fani-Kayode Reiterates He Has Not Rejoined PDP


Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode, who is reported to have abandoned the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he will tell Nigerians should he do so.

“If ever choose to leave the party I will let the Nigerian public know and I will give my reasons,” he wrote in a statement.

On his Tuesday visit to President Goodluck Jonathan, he noted that the visit to the villa has been the subject of much online speculation.

“What I said to the media whilst there was very clear and I chose my words very carefully. Let those that are interested read those words in the newspapers rather than speculate. Other than that I will say no more on this matter until I am ready to do so.”

He drew attention to the recent visit of APC governors from the south west to the presidential for a meeting with Mr. Jonathan, pointing out that the subject of their discussion has yet to be made public.

“Does that make them PDP governors?” he asked.  “The Presidency belongs to every Nigerian irrespective of religious and political persuasions.”

He also cited the fact that General Muhammadu Buhari was recently honored by President Jonathan during the centenary celebration, an event that did not enjoy the support of the APC, asking whether that means Buhari has joined the PDP.

“Again the ongoing Federal Government confab has some APC chieftains participating in it despite the fact that the party is against it. Does that mean that they have left the APC? People should get real and stop speculating.”

He quoted an online writer, Biodun Ishola Ladepo, as saying about him, ”If I were Femi Fani-Kayode and my party planned to field a Muslim/Muslim presidential ticket, especially in the age of Boko Haram, I would bolt faster than Hussein Bolt.” He described the writer as someone “seeing things clearly,” suggesting that the possibility of a Muslim/Muslim APC presidential ticket may be at the heart of his political concerns.

“This is not about leaving parties but about principle,” Fani-Kayode said.  “Let us hope that the leadership of the APC sees fit to clarify this matter at the soonest and assure us all that they will do no such thing.  Their silence on the matter and their refusal to rule it out is simply fuelling more speculation and dissent from within. When I say this I am speaking for many within the party leadership who have chosen to remain silent for obvious reasons.”

Mr. Fani-Kayode has a controversial past. A one-time critic of former President Obasanjo, he later became a rabid attack dog for the president he once pilloried. He hurled insults at Mr. Obasanjo’s critics, including Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, literary icon Chinua Achebe, and a former military governor of Kaduna State, Abubakar Umar.

Mr. Fani-Kayode is facing a pending prosecution for alleged corrupt practices tied to his tenure in the Obasanjo administration. Seen as very close to the former president, who is politically estranged from President Jonathan, Fani-Kayode has often led attacks against the incumbent president.

President Jonathan and the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have adopted a policy of wooing members of the opposition APC to their fold.

Mr. Jonathan, who will seek reelection in 2015, has been reaching out to politicians in the southwest, an area where the APC is deemed impregnable.

Sun Editor arrested over story on scuffle between DSS operatives, policemen


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from Wole Oye

A senior editorial staff of the Sun newspapers, Nwosu Ihenacho, was on Wednesday arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services at the venue of the ongoing National Conference in Abuja.
Ihenacho, the Politics Editor of the Sun, was arrested by the DSS operatives over a story detailing a scuffle between policemen and men of the DSS at the venue of the National Conference.
He was picked up by the operatives shortly after the commencement of plenary.
The DSS described the story as false.
However, Ihenacho stood by his story.
He said the scuffle occurred based on a disagreement between the DSS operatives and policemen over how journalists conduct themselves while covering the National Conference.
Ihenacho backed his position with photographs.
The leader of the DSS team, realising that they had lost the battle, pleaded with the Sun senior editorial staff on the development, saying that he ought not to have published the story as it could have negative impact on security agencies.
He was then allowed to go.
A delegate to the conference and former Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Lanre Ogundipe, raised the issue when plenary resumed.
Ogundipe demanded to know why security operatives should want to prevent journalists from doing their jobs at the conference.
The Vice Chairman of the conference, Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi, promised that the leadership would look into the matter.
Akinyemi, who immediately sent a security detail to find out the position of things, said the issue had been resolved.
He added: “They (journalists) will do their job without impinging on the way we are protected.”

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Source: http://theeagleonline.com.ng/sun-editor-arrested-over-story-on-scuffle-between-dss-operatives-policemen/

30 Romantic Ways To Say ‘I Love You’


images (11)If the boring old “I love you” feels stale, try one of these fun ways to express those sweet words.
With so much on our plates — from work to self care to friends and family — life gets pretty. All too often we forget to show the ones we love how important they are to us. But that’s no excuse to be lazy in your love life. So in that spirit, here are 31 creative ways to say “I love you”. Start today and have fun being spontaneous and romantic with your sweetie … what’s your favorite way to say those three sweet words?

  1. Sungaze. Watch a sunset or sunrise together and bring a picnic or background music to set the mood. Check for sunrise or sunset times in advance to make sure you don’t miss that special moment.
  2. Make a love note scavenger hunt hiding sweet reminders and rewards in your home, office or neighborhood.

  3. Read bedtime stories. Pick a favorite book and read aloud together: You’ll get quality time together and the expansion of your individual and collective knowledge bases.

  4. Send an e-greeting. Someecards is my personal favorite for snarkiness, and you can personalize them!

  5. Write it in the sand. Or the fall leaves, or seashells, or shoes boxes, or rose petals…

  6. Unplug. Set up a media free night and focus 100 percent of your attention on your honey.

  7. Write it in lipstick on the mirror. Even if you aren’t the one who wears lipstick (or neither of you do). There’s something very sultry about seeing those words in red!

  8. Take a deeper look. Share five minutes of uninterrupted eye contact. Try it and see what happens — or where it takes you.

  9. Appreciate big. Throw a surprise appreciation party with close friends. Ask everyone to give a short speech about why your sweetie is loved.

  10. Plan your sweetheart’s dream date. Do exactly what they love to do, with no strings attached.

  11. Write it in the snow (no, not like that!). If you live somewhere cold, use food coloring and a spray bottle to write sweet words in your love’s yard. These folks did it with spray paint.

  12. Make a calendar. Use your google or iCal or Outlook or whatever, and make a note every day of one thing you appreciate about your special someone. Make sure you share it so they can see!

  13. Re-live your first date, or meeting. Remember the details and try to line things up with meaning. If it was awkward, stage a re-do.

  14. Movie marathon. Rent a bunch of your partner’s favorite films from childhood. Don’t forget the popcorn!

  15. Love all over. Trace your sweetie’s body on paper or with chalk on the pavement, and fill in the outline with all the awesome things you appreciate about their body.

  16. Make a homemade thank you card. Get out your markers, glitter, and crayons! What a sweet (and sparkly) way to say something kind to someone you love!

  17. Write out an alphabet of appreciation. Make a list of something you appreciate about your sweetheart for every letter of the alphabet.

  18. Be the Grocery Fairy. For those of you who prefer “acts of service” as your love language — surprise a lover with a week’s worth of fresh groceries. Don’t forget a flirty note from Grocery Fairy!

  19. Bake it. Say it in cookies, frosting, cakes, or pie tops. Make your sweeties favorite sugary treat and top it with your love.

  20. Make a modern mixtape. Curate hand-picked tracks for your honey, to let them know you’re thinking of them.

  21. Write it out. Hand write a letter explaining why you love your partner — and be specific.

  22. Serenade. Dedicate and perform a karaoke song to your beloved. Dance moves always help.

  23. Goodnight love note. Hide a love note under his or her pillow. Better yet, make a love note pillow.

  24. Go international. Surprise them with an “I love you” in another language. Use google translate to get your pronunciation right!

  25. Home movies. Use iMovie to piece together a collection of reasons why you appreciate your sweetheart and upload to vimeo.

  26. Breakfast in bed. You can even make pancakes or toast that say it for you.

  27. Written on the body. Write a love note on your body and have a scavenger hunt for your lover to find it!

  28. Make a love map. Not the Gottman Love Map you hear me talking about all the time, instead this time get a map and stick a pin in it for each of your travels. If you have yet to go far, stick another color in for your future travels!

  29. Play it out. Make a crossword or word search puzzle of your favorite inside jokes.

  30. Send a panty-gram. Yep; you heard right.

Start loving more creatively today! Pick something above, or submit your own creative way to say “I love you” in the comments.

Source: yourtango.com

Pics: Female Student Begs For Séx From Men Online With Naked PHOTOS


This is unbelievable. I didn’t just can’t believe that ladies have gone this bad with their desperation until I saw her private photos and what she wrote online. Her name is Eunice Oluchi and she is a student of Abia State uni. Oluchi is crazy about “the thing” and is even begging men for it. See the shocking photos below…

7 Signs You Are Developing An Office Crush


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Sometimes it happens so that we unintentionally feel attraction to people who work with us. As we spend much time with each other under one roof we come to know each other quite well. This does not necessarily have to mean something or to interfere with your work. Sometimes you can`t define that you have an office crush. So here is the list of the signs  and how to avoid it.

Signs You Are Developing an Office Crush and How to Handle It

1. Noticing the look of clothes
Sure every person scans all the others to see their appearance and clothes without any meaning attached to it. When you like every single line and hue of the clothes of your crush you stare much. You like how it fits and how the fabric plays. Well, your diagnose is – a crush. What you have to do is to make yourself stop watching and staring at this person.

2. Increasing of interaction
When you notice that you interact with your crush more than with other colleagues, beware. He may be like a magnet to you, you want to ask something, to deliver documents personally, to offer coffee, etc. there are many ways to bring this to end, starting from self-control to avoiding unnecessary contacts with your crash.

3. Lingering eye contact
In everyday communication an eye contact is important and significant. If you support eye contact with your interlocutor you give a psychological ground to develop good and trustful relationships. But when you catch yourself looking at somebody for too long it may indicate special interest. So be careful with this and watch not to stare at a person for too long because it makes certain questions arise. When you look in somebody`s eyes for too long just look away for a few seconds.

4. Changing of your body language
It is a fact that we send 3 times more information non-verbally than by means of a language. So when you get interested in a person your body language will indicate it at once. So be careful not to attract the attention of the people around you as it will be very easy for them to guess what`s going on. Stick to the professional demeanor and everything will be fine.

5. Often lunching together
Having lunch together from time to time is natural as you have to keep friendly relationships with your co-workers. But when lunching together becomes a rule and it is not the office cafeteria but a semi-private location, it is a sure sign. Then youd better to stop. You wont even notice when your talks will shift from discussing professional matters to private ones and light flirting. Find the most suitable way to put an end to your lunches together until your reputation or job suffers.

6. Getting closer
Another correct sign of a crush is getting closer. This means that there is a shorter distance between you two when you talk or pour coffee in the office kitchen. Or your fingers touch when you hand the papers, or you stand too close in the line or in the elevator. When you notice this you should immediately move away or even leave.

7. Thinking about your crush
As you are working together you see each other every day, talk and hold common projects. In the office this person might occupy some small space in your thoughts. But as soon as you start thinking about him outside office be sure, this indicates sympathy and interest. No matter how far you go in your fancies you`d better leave it until this becomes an obsession.

An office crush may happen to everybody whether intentionally or not. They may be short-lived or become something more, it is for you to decide.

IMO SPEAKER’S OFFICE AND THEIR LIES


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My name is Emmanuel C.U. Iwuoha popularly called JUSTACO, derived from
my business name – JUSTACO’S PLACE.
I am the younger brother to Citizen Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha, the
former Senior Special Assistant on Media to the Speaker of Imo State
House of Assembly who resigned his appointment on the 17th of December
2013.
For obvious reasons I have kept away from the crisis at the Imo State
House of Assembly especially the Speakers Office. Not that I have not
been following the events but I chose to keep away because my elder
brother, Citizen Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha as an upright and straight
forward person is in the position to handle the Speaker’s Office and
he is doing so in the most honest, matured and responsible manner.
However, the recent media attack by the office of the Speaker on the
Iwuoha dynasty and the attempt to ridicule the Traditional Ruler of
Nkwerre (ESHI of Nkwerre) has drawn me out to put the record straight
so that the public will continue to know the truth and finally
conclude that the Speaker’s office has resorted to chasing rats, ants,
cockroaches and flies while the Imo State House of Assembly in general
and the Speaker’s Office in particular is on fire.
My attention has therefore been drawn to the campaign of calumny,
blackmails, intimidation and cooked lies continuously being propagated
by the office of the Speaker through its media Unit and signed by one
Emeka Ahaneku who claimed to be the acting Senior Special Assistant on
media.
Rather than defend itself of the massive and monumental allegations of
fraud revolving on road contract scams, employment racketeering,
Financial Assistance Scams, etc, by my elder brother and confirmed by
the Executive Governor of the State during his recent Local Government
Assessment tours, the Speaker’s Office has resorted to infantile
mudslinging by alleging the following:
1.      That Citizen Ikenna Samuelson was dis-owned by our family
2.      That Citizen Ikenna Samuelson disrupted my wedding on the
allegation that I am a cultist.
3.      That our traditional Ruler, the Eshi of Nkwerre (HRH Eze (Dr)
Chijoke Okwara) cursed Citizen Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha
4.      That Citizen  Ikenna Samuelson wrote all sorts of malicious
petitions against Chief Willie Amadi (Ohakim’s ex-Special Adviser on
Sanitation and transport)
5.      That Citizen Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha wrote petitions against the
former Governor of Imo State to EFCC.
6.      That Citizen Ikenna Samuelson wrote petitions against our father
accusing him of killing our mother.
7.      That our father is an Indian hemp smoker.
8.      And so on and so forth.
All these allegations by the office of the speaker were published in a
local tabloid, “COMMUNITY WATCHDOG” Newspaper edition of April 8-14
2014, page 4.
It is very unfortunate that rather than respond to the allegations of
massive fraud and corruption, the Speaker though his media aide has
reduced his respected office to a laughing stock. Imo people now
believe that Uwajumogu was never prepared for the position he is
currently occupying. I must blame my elder brother for facilitating
Uwajumogu’s Speakership. Without joining issues with the office of the
Speaker, let me state the following:
1.      That Citizen Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha is our illustrious son in whom
we are well pleased. We are very proud of him.
2.      That my wedding took place on the 30th June 2007 at St. Andrew’s
Anglican Church Aladinma Housing Estate Owerri, and it was never
disrupted. I am not and has never been a cultist.
3.      That our Traditional Ruler (HRH Eze Dr. Chijioke Okwara) is still
alive and can confirm that he never at any point in time cursed my
elder brother, Citizen Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha.
4.      That Citizen Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha has a political relationship
with Chief Willie Amadi. And that Samuelson was his coordinator in
2002 in Aladinma ward 1 in his quest to become chairman of Owerri
municipal. That Samuelson never quarreled with Willie Amadi. The
former Special Adviser is alive and can confirm this.
5.      That citizen Samuelson Iwuoha is against injustice of any kind.
That he fought injustice in the previous government which resulted to
his petitioning the EFCC in 2010 against the Ohakim government.
6.      That our parents are still alive and kicking.
7.      That our father does not take Alcohol, neither does he smoke
Cigarette, talk-less of smoking Indian hemp.
It is therefore very obvious that the Speaker’s office has reduced
itself to a mudslinging department of a motor park office by alleging
all the imaginables against the Iwuoha’s family. Like my elder brother
has always said, “When you fight corruption, the same corruption will
fight back at you using all evil strategies at its disposal.

As an analyst myself, I have been following all the events leading to
the present imbroglio and on my own have investigated my brother’s
allegations against Speaker Uwajumogu and his aides. My findings are
very shocking and earth quaking. Who is Imo Speaker to be awarding
road contract? Who is Kodichi Anamekwe (Speaker’s Chief of Staff) to
be signing road contract documents? Why must  Uwajumogu through his
Chief of Staff go against political appointee recruitment act and
employed over 120 people with over 90 of them as ghost workers?. What
is Uwajumogu doing with all the properties he has acquired with state
funds in 34 months? I have visited all the sites these properties are
located except Afikpo in Ebonyi State where the CRUSH ROCK industry is
located. He does not need all these properties. Distinguished Senator
Francis Arthur Nzeribe called it, “Stealing and acquiring what you do
not need”.

The 200 plot of land Uwajumogu acquired is located at Nekede and
construction work has already commenced.
Instead of his aides to find soft landing for him, they have only
succeeded in escalating the matter. Among the media aides of the
Governor, Deputy Governor and the speaker, it only the current media
aide of the Speaker, Emeka Ahaneku that has exposed his boss to public
ridicule and embarrassment. Sam Onwuemeodo is doing his best for
Governor Okorocha. Uche Onwuchekwa is doing a very, very wonderful and
superlative job for humble Prince Eze Madumere (MFR).
Also, how come the Speaker’s aides are involved in road contracts
scams? The Governor has his own aides. The Deputy Governor has his own
aides. Why has Uwajumogu reduced and abused leadership in Imo State?
I am sure that Governor and his aides have their problems. I am also
sure that Deputy Governor and his aides have their own challenges. But
they have not allowed outsiders to know or come into their problems.
Why did Uwajumogu not investigate the allegations and petition of my
brother in November 2013?
Has Uwajumogu taken time to investigate the antecedents of his aides
especially his current media assistant, Emeka Ahameku? Has Uwajumogu
wondered why Ahaneku was sacked as an aide to Chief Barrister Victor
Murako when he was Owerri – West LGA Chairman? For the records, the
said Ahaneku was sacked because of blackmails and fraudulent
activities. Chief Victor Murako is alive to confirm this. Emeka
Ahaneku should tell Imolites why his mother was sacked from her
teaching job in Aba-Abia State few years ago. Emeka Ahaneku was also
sacked from his job in Lagos over fraud related issues. It is on
record that a former Honourable member and House Committee Chairman on
Information, Hon Chief Nze Ray Emeana has told the story of how Emeka
Ahaneku came to defraud the Imo State House of Assembly in 2009 with a
fraudulent proposal before he was apprehended. I can go on and on. But
the truth is that Speaker Benjamin Uwajumogu should ask himself some
pertinent questions.
The same Speaker’s Office that has been blackmailing Citizen Samuelson
with all sorts of concocted stories through this same Emeka Ahaneku
have been busy sending people to beg Samuelson to sheath his sword.
In conclusion, let me make it clear that since it is obvious that the
speaker’s office has resorted to blackmailing the Iwuoha family with
concocted stories emanating from the pit of hell, we have decided that
this battle must be fought to its logical conclusion.

Citizen Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha therefore has been mandated to write
to the code of conduct bureau. He has also been mandated to forward
another strong worded letter (reminder letter) to EFCC, ICPC and all
the security agencies.
The allegations of fraud and corruption allegations against Imo
Speaker and his aides must be investigated by all the anti-graft
agencies in this Country and its report made public.

The Iwuoha family will forever remain thankful to His Excellency
Owelle Rochas Anayo Ethelbert Okorocha (Owelle Global) for confirming
and vindicating our illustrious son, Citizen (Dr.) Ikenna Samuelson
Iwuoha on his allegations of corruption against Uwajumogu and his
aides.

I remain

Mr. Emmanuel C.U. Iwuoha
(JUSTACO) – 08034052530
justacodeking@yahoo.com
11th April, 2014.

Insecurity: We’ll Overcome Our Challenges, Says Jonathan… Commends Army, Police, SSS


PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN INSPECTING FACILITIES AT FORCE MUSEUM AFTER   INAUGURATION IN ABUJA ON TUESDAY (8/4/14) WITH HIM IS THE IGP MOHAMMED  ABUBAKAR.

President Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday commended security agencies in the country for their commitment and sacrifice in tackling current security challenges.

Jonathan made the commendation at the inauguration of Police International Peacekeeping Centre at the force headquarters, Abuja.

“Let me use this unique opportunity to appreciate the commitment and services the security operatives have been rendering to this country in spite of the challenges we have.

“For the ordinary people, they may not know the commitment and contributions of the military police and the Department of State Services (DSS).

“But for me, who is in the centre of everything, I know what they have been doing and I believe, God being with us, we will overcome our challenges”, he said.

The president noted that the country was passing through hard times as insecurity had escalated but gave assurance that government was determined to overcome the myriad of challenges.

“We live in changing times in which we are witnessing unprecedented violence and criminal acts. We are witnessing an escalation of terrorism.

“Terrorist acts and insurgency are inimical to our progress; our dear country has, unfortunately, experienced this odious development, but we are determined to confront them”, he said.

He charged the police, as the lead agency responsible for maintenance of internal security, to live up to its responsibility of combating terror and other forms of criminality.

Jonathan assured that the force could fight crime, adding that the citizens must be provided with adequate security to go about their businesses without fear.

He noted that the exploits of the police in international peacekeeping operations had been widely acknowledged and advised that the centre be used to train peacekeepers.

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Abubakar, said the police had made giant strides in peacekeeping operations at global, regional and sub-regional levels.

“It is noteworthy that due to the exemplary performance of our officers, the AU commission has specifically requested for a second `Formed Police Unit’ to the Africa Union Mission in Somalia (AMISSON)”, he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the centre, which had 250-capacity auditorium, would be used to train officers being deployed for international peace missions across the globe.

NAN also reports that all the service chiefs, the National Security Adviser (NSA), ministers and members of the National Assembly, attended the event. (NAN)

SAD NEWS: Wrestling Legend, Ultimate Warrior Is Dead, SEE His Age


Days after his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame and a return to the company after an 18-year breakup, Wrestling legend, The Ultimate Warrior is dead.

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According to a statement posted on the WWE website, the late wrestling superstar was 54.

The news, posted late Tuesday night, led to a flood of tributes from fans and WWE performers and officials and comes on the day the WWE released a DVD in Warrior’s honor.

In the statement, the company said, “WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE superstars ever, The Ultimate Warrior.

“We are grateful just days ago, Warrior had the opportunity to take his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame and was able to appear at WrestleMania 30 and Monday Night Raw to address his legions of fans. WWE sends its sincere condolences to Warrior’s family, friends and fans.”

Warrior was known for his energetic style, sprinting down the aisle to the ring; violent shaking of the ropes to psych himself up; and unique interview style that often left fans unsure of his message.

Warrior was born James Hellwig, but legally changed his name to Warrior in 1993. He is survived by his wife Dana and daughters Indiana and Mattigan, who had accompanied him to the podium at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday night in New Orleans.

In his final public appearance Monday night, Warrior donned the long jacket with his image airbrushed on the back, similar to what he wore during his wrestling days, and put on a mask that looked like his trademark face paint. It was his first appearance on Raw since 1996.

“No WWE talent becomes a legend on their own,” he told the crowd. “Every man’s heart one day beats its final beat. His lungs breathe their final breath. And if what that man did in his life makes the blood pulse through the body of others and makes them believe deeper in something that’s larger than life, then his essence, his spirit, will be immortalized by the storytellers — by the loyalty, by the memory of those who honor him, and make the running the man did live forever.

“I am the Ultimate Warrior, you are the Ultimate Warrior fans and the spirit of the Ultimate Warrior will run forever.”

Warrior began his wrestling career as part of a group of bodybuilders-turned-wrestlers in Southern California. His early career was marked by his work in a tag team known as the Blade Runners with Steve Borden, who would later become Sting. Warrior was known as Blade Runner Rock and Borden as Blade Runner Flash.

His use of the Warrior name came in the Texas-based World Class Championship Wrestling where he worked as the Dingo Warrior and was billed as being from Queens, N.Y.

Warrior came to the then-WWF in 1987 and was re-branded as The Ultimate Warrior. He won his first Intercontinental title from the Honky Tonk Man in a match that lasted less than a minute at the first Summer Slam in 1988. He would lose the title to Ravishing Rick Rude and then regain it at Sumer Slam in 1989.

He was still the champion leading into the main event match at WrestleMania in Toronto in 1990, which might be the highlight of his career. The bout against Hulk Hogan was for Hogan’s WWF title and Warrior’s Intercontinental title.

Warrior won the match and was embraced and presented with the WWE title belt by Hogan afterward, in a passing of the torch from the biggest star of the 1980s to one of the biggest stars of the 1990s.

“We are all so sad that the Ultimate Warrior has passed away,” WWE chairman Vince McMahon tweeted.

Nigerian reality show star and musician, Timi Dakolo also tweeted: “RIP Ultimate Warrior, my favourite wrestler.I remember wrestling Mania VI when you defeated Hulk Hogan. One of my joyous moments.”

Warrior would leave the WWE twice and then return before an ill-fated and brief stint in World Championship Wrestling in the late 1990s.

After retirement, he worked as a motivational speaker.

Source: USA Today

Assassins Gun Down an APC Leader in Rivers State


The interim  Chairman of  All Progressives Congress (APC) for Ward  9 in Umuogerem  Obibi, Etche in Etche Local Government  Area of Rivers State, Mr. Chimezie  Anucha, was shot dead by assassins on Sunday, April 6, 2014.

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The incident happened between 7 and 8am at Achara Obibi area of the state.

According to report, Mr Chimezie who was also Chairman of Community Development Committee (CDC) of Obibi community had received a phone call asking him to come to Achara for a business deal. He was on his way, when he had a flat tyre and while trying to replace it, the assassins stormed the scene after they reportedly got information that he was in town.

They tried to take him away but he resisted which angered the killers. They then fired several shots at his neck, killing him on the spot.

A source however disclosed that before his killing, Chimezie had alleged that some members of the opposition party in the area were threatening to kill him.

Meanwhile, the people of Obibi are alleging that his assassination was politically motivated, saying that members of the opposition party in the area had been uncomfortable since he emerged CDC Chairman. They were said  to  be  complaining  bitterly that the position(CDC Chairman) gave him much powers, which he could use against the interest of their party.

According to a young man who pleaded anonymity, “We are afraid now. Nobody knows the next  target. This is political. Some people are even leaving the area now.”

The  victim, who was in his early 40s, left behind a wife, three children and an aged mother.

Investigation into his murder has commenced

Source: Daily Sun Newspaper

RUNS GIRLS GETTING DIRTY (LOOK + 18)


 

NUDITY IS BAD , PLEASE DRESS PROPERLY. AVIOD SCANDAL. DON’T TAKE NUDE PICTURES. PROSTITUTION IS EVIL. SHUN PROSTITUTION.THIS MESSAGE IS FROM FAMOUS NAIJA

‘My Husband’s Death Was Like A Coup’ – Maryam Abacha


Mrs Maryam Abacha, wife of the late Head of state, Gen. Sani Abacha in a recent interview speaks about her husband’s death and how life has been since his death.

Maryam Abacha, mother of ten who hardly speaks to the press since her husband died in 1998 has been living a very quiet life.

On How life has been since the death of your husband

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We thank God for His kindness and love for us. We also thank those that have been around us in these moments of grief. We are still waiting for those that have distanced themselves from us to reconcile and come back. We are not angry with anybody. We are still friends to everybody. We look forward to the Almighty Allah to provide us the fortitude to bear this loss. So life has been quiet and peaceful with us. We are one and a happy family.

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On how she handled the news of his sudden death

My husband’s death was like a coup. It was sudden and shrouded in confusion. General Abdulasalami [Abubakar] just called me, telling me to come and collect the dead body. We buried him like any other ordinary Nigerian. It was quite unfortunate the way he died. Allah knows best and unto Him we shall all return. May his soul rest in peace. I’m yet to fully recover from the shock of his death.

On how and her late husband met

Like any other would-be couple. He was a charming, handsome and likeable personality; a loving father who liked his children and loved ones. We became friends and got married. Here are pictures in the family album; before, during and after our wedding day. He was a caring husband, a dedicated father and an affectionate grandfather.

On how she felt about the centenary award awarded to her late husband by President Goodluck Jonathan

We felt happy. Maybe this is the beginning of good things to happen to Nigeria; maybe reconciliation… President Jonathan is a young man, he is using his time and energy to bring peace and reconciliation. I think it is high time we all come together to lift the country and stabilise ourselves. I hope it is the beginning of good things to come.

On if she has any political ambition
No, I don’t have any political ambition.

On her assessment of General Muhammadu Buhari, and by extension, the All Progressives Congress, APC

I brought General Buhari into politics; It’s not that I want to expose him. We did everything to support and encourage him. He called my son Mohammed to join Congress for Progressive Change, CPC. They rejected Mohammed by force during the governorship race. This was the trend, not only in Kano, but also in Katsina, Bauchi and other states. I think it is not healthy for democracy; not just because of Mohammed but for the smooth play of democratic norms and values.

Democracy is the choice of the people. But when people put their own personal interest first and they interfere [in the process], then it is no longer democracy. It is unfortunate that elders like them could come belittle themselves in the race.

For the APC I cannot comment. It is not yet time for me to do so. However, it is good for democracy to have competition and opposition. It enhances democratic values, norms and stabilises the country’s image, and will eventually uplift our democratic credentials in the international comity of nations.

Source:  PM News

Movie Shooting Goes Bloody In Kwara


One person was on Monday evening reported dead at Tanke Area of Ilorin, Kwara State in a brawl that broke out during a movie shooting.

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The State Commissioner of Police, Ambrose Aisabo, who confirmed this on Tuesday, said several others sustained injuries during the pandemonium.

According to him, some suspected street urchins confronted the police when they tried to stop a clash between locals and a movie shooting group.

The commissioner said a free for all ensued when the suspected hoodlums accosted a team of film producing company.

Aisabo said one of the suspects, who wielded cutlasses and other dangerous weapons, died on the spot when he was hit by the police bullet.

He noted that his men had no choice than to release the shot when the atmosphere became tense.

A witness, Halima Ibrahim, a tailor by profession, said the movie company were in the area to shoot a scene of a new movie when the hoodlums demanded for land charges, called ‘owo ile’.

She said the company’s refusal led to the destruction of their movie production gadgets by the hoodlums.

The commissioner explained that the police officers were overpowered by the hoodlums, which necessitated reinforcement by the command.

Aisabo assured that they would leave no stones unturned in ensuring relative peace in the state.

Source: NAN

[PHOTO] Nollywood Actress, Ronke Oshodi Oke ‘Caught’ Kissing Saka


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Saka was all smiles as busty actress planted a kiss on his cheek.

Well its actually for a new movie. Ronke & Saka seem to be having lots of fun on set of a new movie in Lagos.

The two are on a set of a new movie alongside their other colleagues like Muka Ray Eyiwunmi and fuji singer Sule Alao Malaika.

Ronke is happily married to US based businessman, Sylvester Omogbolahan Anthony and are blessed with kids while Saka who has been in the movie industry for about 25- 26 years is also happily married with kids.

Robbers Attack Cossy Orjiakor, Cart Away Valuables


Controversial celebrity Cossy Orjiakor said she was robbed 2 days ago at the Orile area of Lagos.

She took to her twitter account to lament about the incident.
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Not too long ago, she was involved in an accident where people accused her of over speeding.

Cossy is one of those celebrities that like to update their fans on everything happening in their lives via social media. Some days back she was crying over her broken dildo and now she is talking about a robbery incident.

Is it that Cossy loves the attention she’s getting from all these or she just loves being controversial?