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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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.
More photos below: -
The 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
Three 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”.
A 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The beautiful mother and singer seems to be enjoying her vacation for her 6th year wedding anniversary. Nice photos.
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”.
The 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.
The 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”.
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.
Recall that Chagga Barbie accused Prezzo of infecting her with an STD.
The 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.
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
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 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.
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.
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)
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.
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!”
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.
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.
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.”
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?
Make a love note scavenger hunt hiding sweet reminders and rewards in your home, office or neighborhood.
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.
Send an e-greeting. Someecards is my personal favorite for snarkiness, and you can personalize them!
Write it in the sand. Or the fall leaves, or seashells, or shoes boxes, or rose petals…
Unplug. Set up a media free night and focus 100 percent of your attention on your honey.
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!
Take a deeper look. Share five minutes of uninterrupted eye contact. Try it and see what happens — or where it takes you.
Appreciate big. Throw a surprise appreciation party with close friends. Ask everyone to give a short speech about why your sweetie is loved.
Plan your sweetheart’s dream date. Do exactly what they love to do, with no strings attached.
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.
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!
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.
Movie marathon. Rent a bunch of your partner’s favorite films from childhood. Don’t forget the popcorn!
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.
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!
Write out an alphabet of appreciation. Make a list of something you appreciate about your sweetheart for every letter of the alphabet.
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!
Bake it. Say it in cookies, frosting, cakes, or pie tops. Make your sweeties favorite sugary treat and top it with your love.
Make a modern mixtape. Curate hand-picked tracks for your honey, to let them know you’re thinking of them.
Write it out. Hand write a letter explaining why you love your partner — and be specific.
Serenade. Dedicate and perform a karaoke song to your beloved. Dance moves always help.
Goodnight love note. Hide a love note under his or her pillow. Better yet, make a love note pillow.
Go international. Surprise them with an “I love you” in another language. Use google translate to get your pronunciation right!
Home movies. Use iMovie to piece together a collection of reasons why you appreciate your sweetheart and upload to vimeo.
Breakfast in bed. You can even make pancakes or toast that say it for you.
Written on the body. Write a love note on your body and have a scavenger hunt for your lover to find it!
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!
Play it out. Make a crossword or word search puzzle of your favorite inside jokes.
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.
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…
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 you
d 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.
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
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
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
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
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
Mr. Emmanuel C.U. Iwuoha
(JUSTACO) – 08034052530
11th April, 2014.
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)
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.
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
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.
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
NUDITY IS BAD , PLEASE DRESS PROPERLY. AVIOD SCANDAL. DON’T TAKE NUDE PICTURES. PROSTITUTION IS EVIL. SHUN PROSTITUTION.THIS MESSAGE IS FROM FAMOUS NAIJA
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
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.
Gen. Sani Abacha & Maryam Abacha
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
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.
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.
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.
Controversial celebrity Cossy Orjiakor said she was robbed 2 days ago at the Orile area of Lagos.
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?
Ibenuba Henry Onyinyechukwu, a Nigerian living in Thailand has been arrested by Thailand police for possession and dealing in illegal drugs, cocaine. Ibenuba, who had been dealing in hard drugs in Thailand for a while, was arrested following a well planned move by the police.
A Thai lady named Somkid Kwanngern was first arrested with 1.2g of cocaine and upon questioning told the police it was her Briton friend, Curtis Martin Taylor, who gave them to her. She took the police to Taylor who confessed to buying the drugs from Ibenuba. The Thai police hatched a secret investigation on Ibenuba using the Thai lady who pretended to be a buyer. She called Ibenuba asking to buy 5.45g of cocaine from him and he asked her to come to his house at KK Apartment to receive it, which she did. After the deal was concluded and fake money provided by the police had been handed over to Ibenuba, she notified the police.
The police immediately moved in on Ibenuba, arrested him and charged him with possession of category 2 drug while the Thai and the Briton were charged with possession of category 2 & 5 drugs.
Ex beauty queen turned female rapper, Munachi Abii and media entrepreneur, publicist and fashion stylist, Ifan Ifeanyi Micheal cover the April edition of House of Maliq Exclusive online magazine.
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Former Nigerian Super Eagles footballers on Friday thrashed Nollywood stars in a novelty match sponsored by Human Right Commission in Abuja.Despite the training sessions, the pot-bellied Nollywood celebrities lost big time.
The novelty match aimed at promoting human rights of Nigerians ended in a 4-0 win in favour of the experienced Eagles stars.
The Super Eagles stars who played at the novelty match were Taribo West, Okocha, Mutiu Adepoju, Stephen Keshi, Amokachi, Alloy Agu, Peter Rufai, Emmanuel Amunike and Austin Eguavoen.
Nollywood celebrities and other entertainers who played were Comedians AY & Okey Bakassi, Emeka Enyiocha, Fred Amata, Moses Inwang, MI Abaga and many others.
See all the photos from the novelty match below:
What is wrong with Cossy?
The WWE announces its ‘Hall of Famer’ the Ultimate Warrior has died aged 54.
The news comes days after his induction and his return to the company after an 18-year breakup.
A WWE statement read: “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 born James Brian 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.
He 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 left fans captivated or confused, and often both.
There’s a big problem with one of the tools used to protect your data as it travels over the Internet.
The bug, revealed on Monday by security researchers at Google and at an independent firm called Codenomicon, is called Heartbleed, and it compromises at least 66 percent of active websites, according to the team that discovered it.
Whenever data (passwords, usernames, etc.) is sent through the Internet, it gets encrypted, or turned into a code, so hackers can’t access it. What makes the Heartbleed flaw truly scary is that it can allow hackers to break that encryption and access to your emails, passwords, documents and instant messages across such a large swath of the Internet. Though just discovered, this bug has likely existed for two years.
In short, it’s a nightmare. So how can you protect yourself now?
You can and should check to see if websites you frequent have been impacted by the bug before you visit them again. You can download this Chrome extension, Chromebleed, that warns you when a site you’re visiting has been affected.
You can also plug in a website to check if it’s impacted on this webpage set up by Italian security consultant Filippo Valsorda. This test is not foolproof though, so don’t rely on it alone.
Two sites that are known to have been impacted are Yahoo and Amazon, though both have said that they are in the process of fixing the vulnerability on their ends. (According to Valsorda’s site, Yahoo and Amazon have already been patched.) OkCupid has also been affected by Heartbleed.
What else should you do? Watch your bank and credit card statements for unusual activity, since that information could be accessed by hackers. Some sites, like the tech news outlet Ars Technica, are asking users to change their passwords. Don’t go around changing all of your passwords unless a site directs you to, though. Too much password changing could “exacerbate the problem,” security experts tell CNET.
If you’re especially paranoid, you might be best off just staying offline for a few days. “If you need strong anonymity or privacy on the Internet, you might want to stay away from the Internet entirely for the next few days while things settle,” wrote Roger Dingedine, the president of Internet anonymity software company Tor.
Ultimately, it’s up to the Internet companies we use and trust to fix the bug, so there’s not a ton you can do on your own to combat it. “Service providers and users have to install the fix as it becomes available for the operating systems, networked appliances and software they use,” Heartbleed.com, a site set up to explain the security flaw, reads. Until a site installs a fix, we’re all left vulnerable.
About 150 people killed at the weekend by invading gunmen in Unguwar Galadima village in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State have been given a mass burial.
The bodies of the victims were interred on Sunday at a ceremony attended by the state Governor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari.
Over 215 persons were said to have been killed in the attack on the people who were holding a meeting of vigilante groups to review the security situation in the area when the gunmen struck.
Speaking at the funeral, Yari, who led a delegation of the state government to the ceremony, expressed shock and sadness over the incident.
He wondered how such a heinous act could happen in broad daylight without any help from the security operatives.
While giving the assurance of his government’s determination to fish out the culprits and bring them to book, Yari also promised that the families of the victims would be compensated to cushion their suffering.
The Delta State Government has denied the claim by Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) that it paid N500 million as ransom for the release of Ebikeme Clark, son of elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark.
Ebikeme was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in his ancestral home of Kiagbodo, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State last Wednesday, with his abductors demanding a ransom of N60 million.
He was later released Saturday night with the police claiming money did not exchange hands.
However, this claim was punctured by MEND in a statement issued by its spokesman, Jomo Gbomo on Monday.
According to Gbomo, Ebikeme colluded with the Delta State Police Command to hoodwink Nigerians, insisting that a N500 million ransom was paid by the Delta State Government to fund the cleverly stage-managed kidnap.
MEND said the ransom, which was paid from the security votes of the Delta State Government, was later shared among all those who participated in the purported kidnap, which it called a scam.
In a counter response on Tuesday, Secretary to the Delta State Government, Comrade Ovuozorie Macaulay, denied parting with any money for the release of Ebikeme as it had a strict policy of not negotiating or encouraging victims’ families to pay ransom so as not to encourage kidnappings.
Mr. Macaulay said that the statement by MEND was an effort to blackmail the state government and Mr. Clark, who is a delegate at the on-going National Conference in Abuja.
The Delta SSG particularly noted that there was nothing spectacular about Ebikeme that would warrant a huge sum as N500 million to be paid as ransom.
“The government did not pay any ransom. What then is so special about Mr. Ebikeme Clark that will make the State Government pay ransom?” he asked.
Rubbishing MEND’s allegations further, Mr. Macaulay reasoned “the volume of money being mentioned, N500m makes the allegation very foolish for anyone who knows how government runs and the logistics of that volume of fund movement, considering the fact that there were only two working days during the period”.
Mr. Macaulay said that the Delta State Government wished to advise the people of the Niger Delta, especially those still hiding under the umbrella of MEND, that the tactics of blackmail, falsehood, rumor mongering and intimidation in the region were gone.
MTN Project Fame co-host, Adora Oleh, has commenced her sojourn into the world of movie making.
The TV gal, landed herself a role as a wife and mother in a soon to be released flick.
The leggy talk show host recently posted on twitter, a picture from the scenes in the flick and wrote, ‘Making my acting debut this week, Me with my #readymadefamily…”
Uche Odoputa, who used to be a popular Nollywood actor before his arrest and conviction in 2007 for drug trafficking, now works as a driver and one of the aides to an APC chieftain – Emeka Ebekee in Port Hacourt.
Odoputa was spotted on several campaign grounds with the Ebekee. After each occasion the former actor took over the wheel.
According to the information provided by Movie Moments, the APC chieftain also launched a boutique for Odoputa, where he deals on men’s clothes.
Imo State born actor, who gained popularity for his lover boy roles, was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on March 23, 2007 with several grammes of cocaine on him.
Having served about 6 years in prison, he was released, but not much has been heard about his acting career since then.
Nollywood actress Kate Henshaw on the set of ‘The Juice’ yesterday with presenter Toolz…..
The 42-year-old Rivers State born movie star has starred in numerous Nollywood movies and won the African Movie Academy Award in 2008 for Best Actress in a Leading Role. More Photos Below:
The All Progressive Congress (APC) Youth Frontier in Abuja, said it had defected to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) due to identified injustice and abnormalities in the APC.
Mr Usman Austin, the National Coordinator of the frontier, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja.
The frontier is a group associated with the APC with the objective of championing the party`s course, defending and preaching its manifesto to the youths in Nigeria.
“We identified with them because of the name progressives and progressives should be in action, not in words,’’ he said.
Austin, who led other youths of the frontier to defect to the PDP on April 6, said that they took the decision to fight the injustice meted out on some APC chieftains.
He said that the frontier before it defected to the PDP, wrote several proposals to the APC youth leader on identified anomalies but there was no redress.
He said that the anomalies bordered on issues from the merger of the party with the defunct new PDP.
According to him, it was wrong for the new PDP to merge with the APC in the first place because it was not a registered political party.
“How can a political party merge with a faction of another party, it is not done anywhere and we kicked against it and wrote to El-Rufa’I”, he said.
Austin also questioned the rational of making Sen. Bukola Saraki, the leader of the party in Kwara, while Gen. Buba Marwa, former Military Administrator of Lagos State was being sidelined.
He explained that Marwa had contributed so much to the advancement of APC in Adamawa and the inability to give him a leadership position in the state was an aberration.
“We are working for a formidable nation; the frontier cannot be part of injustice and abnormalities.
“It is not my personal decision but a collective decision. The reason we are defecting to the PDP is to fight the injustice meted on Buba Marwa, Shekarau and others.
“We were in PDP before; we are not new to PDP. The party has the mechanism to resolve its crises not snubbing or ignoring it”, Austin said. (NAN)
Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State on Tuesday swore in the Acting Chief Judge of the state, Justice Ambrose Mammadi.
Nyako urged the acting chief judge to endeavour to reinvigorate the state judiciary by ensuring justice for all and sundry in the state, at the ceremony in Yola.
He said that the swearing in was timely and important considering the present situation people in the state found themselves.
“The state government is doing all it can and very careful to avoid unnecessary tribal, religion or political tension for the development of our people.
“I pray that the ideal working relationship between the executive and the judiciary will be sustained for the betterment of our state”, Nyako said.
Responding, Mammadi thanked the governor for giving him the opportunity to serve the state.
The acting chief judge said he would carry out his assignments without fear or favour to every individual and institution in the state.
The state Grand Khadi, Justice Muhammad Mahmud, administered the oath of office on the acting chief judge. (NAN)