The end of PDP will be ugly – Tinubu


The national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has declared that the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, will be humiliated out of power in 2015.

The former Lagos State governor claimed that the impeachment of some All Progressive Congress governors was an attempt to turn Nigeria into a one-party state.

Tinubu’s media aide, Sunday Dare, said this on his Facebook page in a note titled, “PDP, Jonathan are building on quicksand,” on Monday.

The party chieftain in the post strongly flayed the federal Government over the recent bomb attack on a former military Head of State, Maj. Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).

He said, “Olisah Metuh’s recent reaction to the attack on General Buhari and the APC in which he strongly insinuated unreasonably that the APC must have arranged the attack on Buhari is a clear case of dementia. To disrespect General Buhari’s life and dishonour the innocent lives lost in order to score cheap political points is both offensive and unconscionable.

“The sun sets soon for the PDP and the party’s end will be ugly. Under the PDP, Nigeria suffers violence. The PDP takes Nigeria by force.

“The PDP plays with the tiger’s tail by pillaging the economy, brazenly stealing from public funds, subverting the Nigerian constitution, corruption of the police force, military and SSS in a desperate and near-criminal desire to win all elections.

“The truth is out about the culpability of the Presidency and a select few in the military and the President’s cabinet in the ongoing rapacious employment of state apparatus, resources and electoral institutions to impose a one party rule on Nigeria.”

He said President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration was worse than the dictatorship of both General Sani Abacha and General Ibrahim Babangida.

“The military leadership now serves the interest of Jonathan and the ruling party rather than defend the people and the constitution. Once the military is politicised, there goes our democracy,” he added.

2015: Kashamu says PDP does not need LP to win Ogun governorship


Chairman, Mobilisation and Organisation Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-West, Prince Buruji Kashamu, yesterday said the party does not need any alliance with the Labour Party (LP) to win the 2015 general election in Ogun State.

He spoke against the backdrop of a rumoured alliance with the LP in the state under the leadership of the former governor of the state, Otunba Gbenga Daniel.

Speaking in Ijebu-Igbo, his hometown after distributing over 200 bags of rice to the residents to mark Eid-el-Fitr, Kashamu said PDP does not have such a plan.

“We don’t need any alliance with LP or any other party in Ogun State before we can win because we have done our homework very well and have put our house in order to win,” he said.

“Let me make this categorical statement without any fear of contradiction that PDP will not work with LP for the governorship and the presidential elections. Let each party test its popularity and strength before the electorate.”

On the forthcoming gubernatorial elections in Osun, Kashamu expressed optimism that the PDP would win in the state convincingly.

“I appeal to Osun people that If they want progress in the state, they should vote for PDP, because that is the only way to progress and prosper,” he said

Former FCT Minister, El-Rufai loses son in auto crash in Abuja


A former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, Sunday morning lost one of his sons in a car crash.

Confirming the incident, El-Rufai in a statement posted on his Facebook page wrote: “From Allah, we came and to Him we shall return. Please join our family in praying for the repose of the soul of my son, Hamza El-Rufai who died this morning in a motor accident in Abuja.”

DailyPost recalls that On November 26 2014, Yasmine, eldest daughter of the ex-BPE boss, passed away suddenly in her London apartment after a reported neurological attack.

Yasmine held a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Bath, UK and a Master’s Degree from the London School of Economics (LSE). She also had a law Degree from the University of London.

In October 2013, El-Rufai’s immediate brother, Ibrahim and his nephew Lawal Sani-Gwandu were also killed in a car crash.

20-year-old man murdered in Edo over N2,000 debt

A young man, simply identified as Frederick, 20, was on Monday murdered by his friend over his attempt to recover a N2, 000 (Two thousand naira), debt.

Fredrick, it was gathered, was stabbed and he bled to death in the ancient city of Benin, the Edo State capital..

An eyewitness disclosed that trouble began when Frederick went to his debtor-friend, Oruma, to ask for the payment of his N2,000 which the latter had borrowed from him some time ago.

But either Oruma did not want to pay or he did not have the money to pay. Either way, altercation ensued, especially as Frederick insisted on leaving with a prized possession of Oruma as a lien.

According to THISDAY reports, Oruma on his part protested and refused, insisting that Frederick could not leave with anything of his. The eyewitness explained that Oruma showed no remorse or the usual piety of debtors. Rather he was boastful and dared Frederick for a duel.

A scuffle soon ensued between the two friends. The debtor was said to have rushed to the corner of the room and picked a broken bottle, which he thrust into the neck of his creditor friend, and pronto tore open the flesh, having cut some veins on the side of the neck.

Expectedly, blood began to gush out like a broken tap. In no time, the entire frame of Frederick was soaked in his blood.

His sight became gory and scary.

That scare repelled all the taxi drivers that were stopped, so he could be rushed to the hospital. No cab was willing to carry him, what with his blood dripping all over.

Frederick, shortly after, began to lose strength.

The people in the neighbourhood feared he may just slump and die, so they resorted to the rustic option of wheeling Frederick to a nearby hospital, wait for it, in a wheelbarrow!

As if he was condemned by cruel fate, his sympathisers wheeled him to a Government Hospital, whose doctors have been on a stretched strike. There was nobody to treat Frederick. Second slipped into minutes, and minutes into an hour, and gradually, but surely, the eyes of Frederick began to eternally shut. His sympathisers were helpless, or so it seemed. The thought to wheel him elsewhere did not come forth. Perhaps they were hamstrung by financial considerations.

While they dithered, Frederick drew his last breath and went to the great beyond, all in pursuit of his N2,000 debt.

His had been a life of struggle, labouring to eke out a living. The Ebonyi-born young man was said to be working in an ice-cream firm in Benin-city along with his friend, turned debtor, turned killer, Oruma.

Meanwhile, men of the Edo State Police Command were said to have arrived to question Frederick at the hospital before he slipped into a state of unconscious, while the suspect was said to have been arrested.

“Stop the fear, I can cure the Ebola virus” – Popular Lagos pastor

The Founder of Trinity House, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, says he has found a cure for the deadly Ebola disease.

The clergyman who announced this on his facebook page, disclosed that all that is needed to cure the disease is to lay his hands on a victim and the rest is history.

Drawing inspiration from the late Canadian–American Pentecostal pastor, John D. Lake, Ighodalo wrote thus:
“Several years ago, the Ebola virus erupted in Africa, killing thousands of people without restraint or cure. The medical world was perplexed. A great man of God by the name John G. Lake came to the rescue by laying hands on infected people who were not to be touched.

“With bare hands, cleaning secretion and curing every victim, John. G. Lake along with his Holy Ghost filled team, brought to an abrupt end the spread of the deadly virus. The higher life that put out Ebola in the days of John. G. Lake will do the same through you in your day! At the name of Jesus, Ebola will bow out! Stop the fear! Lake and team are long gone! But I am here, you are here! We can save our world! We have the life of God in us!” Ighodalo wrote in a post on his Facebook page.

He stressed that if he and any member of his deliverance team laid their hands on those infected with the virus, they would not contract the disease.

“And if they drink any deadly thing (Ebola virus included) it shall not hurt them, they shall lay hands on the sick (those already infected) and they shall recover,” he said.

The Ebola Virus has killed no fewer than 670 people and infected more than 1,000 in Africa.

The disease hit Nigeria when a Liberian, Patrick Sawyer (who is dead now), flew in from his country last week.

Chibok girls: Muslim Group urges FG to negotiate with Boko Haram

The Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria (MMWG) has urged the Federal Government to negotiate with the Boko Haram sect to secure the release of the abducted schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno State.

The MMWG, in its Eid-el-Fitr message by its Coordinator, Alhaji Ibrahim AbdullahiIn, charged security agencies in the country to use advanced intelligence-gathering mechanism to locate the sponsors and perpetrators of insurgency in the country.

“The release of the Chibok girls is taking too long a time. As tension, anxiety and uncertainty pervade the nation, the ruling class should know that their utterances, actions and general conducts are responsible for the current state of the nation.

“They could stem the tide of the current crises of insecurity, poverty, unemployment, financial impropriety manifested through corruption and other financial crimes by resolving today to live caring and benevolent lives for the masses,” it stated.

The group also enjoined religious and traditional leaders to live exemplary lives and intensify prayers to solve the problems.

MMWG further hailed the military, the police and other security agencies for their efforts to combat crime in the society.

Five Nigerian Girls Go Missing In Germany

German authorities are seriously searching for 5 missing Nigerian girls who were in Bremen for an exchange programme.The girls are within the ages of 17-19. According to german site, BILD,the girls lived in the city of Hansestadt for 6 months.They had guest families,go to school and were enrolled in Deustch course.In their free time,they attend comet arsten football.Their trainer Sascha Mahler said to the bold newspaper’’On Saturday they were there for training in Buntentor city,everything was normal,at the end they wanted to go to the city to do some shopping,since then they have vanished!.I think they had help and planned their disappearance.they left house key,monthly train tickets,they left their passports and luggage and have deleted their Facebook profile’’Their flight back to Nigeria was supposed to be yesterday Sunday July 27,2014.Their visas have expired as well.
Police Chief Ines Roddewig says ‘’We are not ruling out any crime but it is also clear they didn’t want to take that flight back’’..The police is asking for anyone who knows anything to call them as well.

Davido’s Ex, Releases Raunchy Pictures Of Self

This is very disappointing. I remember I once featured her and Davido when they started their relationship in 2012 which sadly ended so fast. She was such an innocent Ghanaian beauty and most commenters had praised her. Fast forward to 2014, she’s all out

posting half n*ked pictures online. Whatever went wrong. More pictures below.


Abuja Based Cleric Predicts Another Bomb Attack In Abuja, Plane Crash Involving Govs

JOSHUA IGINLAThe General Overseer of God of Champion Royal Assembly, Abuja, Brother Joshua Iginla, has prophesied that a lower rank officer of the Nigerian Army will shoot Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, before arresting him.

According to The Sun, Iginla reminded members of his congregation of an earlier prophecy he gave about the Nigerian Air Force helicopter that crashed in the Southern part of Bama, Borno State, wherein he prophesied that there would be survivors three months ago.

The Abuja-based cleric also called on the country’s security apparatus to tighten security in the nation’s capital between today and Wednesday.

He said, “I hear the sound of bomb in the city and I call on security agencies to tighten security in Abuja between Monday and Wednesday”.

He also predicted that a private jet carrying some governors, who are opposed to certain decisions in the country, would crash.

“I have warned them through my broadcast on Champions Television and I have tried to reach out to those I saw in my prediction.

“It is going to happen soon and nobody should blame anybody for it. It is either they retreat from that meeting they want to attend or they will perish”.

On the 2015 general elections, Ignila said he saw President Goodluck Jonathan retaining his seat.

“It is not winning the election that is the issue, but the problem that would emerge after the election. It will make the present insecurity in the country a child’s play”, Iginla added.

We Must Not Give Up On Nigeria – Tinubu

Tinubu1A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Monday urged the Muslim Ummah to imbibe the lessons learnt during the holy month of Ramadan.

He made the call in his Sallah message to Muslims in the country.

Tinubu also urged them to continue to pray for the unity of the country.

He said, “We must not give up on Nigeria particularly in the face of our current security and political challenges. We shall overcome if we all remain steadfast in our patriotism and prayers.

“We must at all times imbibe the spirit of unity, no matter our religious or political affiliation or ethnic grouping. Nigeria belongs to us all and all must come together to defend our togetherness.

“Those that insist that they are more patriotic than other Nigerians because of different political or religious affiliations must desist. They do this country great harm by seeking to exploit our present circumstances to gain political space and advantage.

“At the end of it all, no one is greater than Nigeria as we will guide our unity with a singularity of purpose and superiority of vision.

“I call on all well-meaning Nigerians of all faiths to seek the face of God at this most trying of times. Insurgency is an unwanted and dangerous guest in our midst; we must be resolute and consistent in confronting it. We can only do this with a united front”.


Confab Report Not Ready As Leadership Postpones Resumption Date By One Week

national conferencePlans by the leadership of the National Conference to reconvene August 4, 2014 to consider and approve the final report of the conference for presentation to President Goodluck Jonathan, has been dashed following the extension of the resumption date by one week.

Following the secretariat’s inability to conclude its work, Chairman of the conference, Justice Idris Kutigi (retd), cancelled the earlier resumption date as delegates are to resume on August 11.

The leadership, in a letter to delegates and signed by the Assistant Secretary, Media and Communications, James Akpandem, said the decision to extend the resumption date by one week was to prevent a situation where delegates would return to Abuja on August 4 and discover that there are no necessary materials to conclude the session within the time frame specified in the work plan.

The letter titled, “Postponement of Resumption Date” read in full: “Distinguished delegates, when the management of the National Conference 2014 adjourned plenary session on Monday, July 14, 2014, delegates were informed that they will reconvene on Monday, August 4, 2014 to certify the draft report of the conference to be assembled by the secretariat.

“Substantial work has been done on the various sections of the report as at now and we were hopeful that the entire draft will be ready by the scheduled date.

“However, because of the two-day public holidays declared for Monday and Tuesday, July 28 and 29 respectively, and the volume of the report, which various sections have to be integrated and produced at the same time, it is becoming obvious that 500 copies of the draft report in the required volumes may not be ready for distribution to all the delegates on Monday, August 4, 2014. This is because external facilities needed to reproduce the volume required became unavailable beginning this weekend because of the long holiday.

“To avoid a situation where delegates return to Abuja without having the necessary materials to conclude the session within the time frame specified in the work plan, conference management decided to move the return date ahead by one week. Consequently, delegates are now required to return for certification of the Conference Report on Monday, August 11, 2014.

“This shift may not affect other schedules already set for the eventual winding up of the 2014 National Conference.

“While management appreciates the understanding and seeks further cooperation of distinguished delegates, it deeply regrets any inconvenience the shift is likely to cause them”.

Following some irreconcilable differences between Northern and Southern delegates, the Monday, July 14 plenary session came to a close without any agreement on the controversial issue of resource control and proposed five per cent national intervention fund for insurgency and internal conflicts.

The conference specifically adopted the report of the Committee on Devolution of Power, but without taking a definite stand on the vital issue of derivation principle and what percentage should be paid to mineral producing areas.

As a soft landing for delegates, the conference left the same problems to President Jonathan by taking a position that he should set up a technical committee on the contentious matter.

The technical committee, according to the delegates, would advise the Federal Government on the sharing formula of revenue which accrues to the Federal Government, the percentage of derivation to oil producing states, the mineral resources fund as well as the special fund for reconstruction and rehabilitation of areas affected by problems of insurgency and internal conflict.

Police Arrest Five Suspected Armed Robbers In Delta

Officers of the Delta State Police Command have arrested five suspected armed robbers along Aladja road, opposite DSC Company, Ovwian.
The state command spokesman, Celestina Kalu, who made this known to Daily Independent, said the suspects were arrested by the Anti-Crime Patrol team from Aladja Division.
He said the officers accosted the suspects who were six in number (four males and two females) in Golf car.
Kalu said during a search on the car, one of the suspects (male) escaped while another was shot on the leg while trying to escape too.
The force spokesman listed the items recovered from the suspects to include two locally made cut to size single barrel guns, 23 live cartridges, two handsets and a wrap of Indian hemp.
Kalu said the injured suspect had be taken to the hospital for medical attention, and that investigation is still ongoing to arrest the other members of the gang.

22 Year-Old Undergraduate Jailed 20 Years For Kidnapping

A 22-year-old undergraduate of University of Ilorin, identified as Ebenezer Gbadamosi, has been jailed 20 years by a Court of Appeal sitting in Ilorin, Kwara State.
Leadership reports that the convict, who is a 300-level student, had earlier been arraigned before Justice Sulyman Kawu of Ilorin High Court, on a three-count charge of conspiracy to kidnap, threat by means of telephone/SMS to kidnap as well as attempted kidnap.
He was found guilty under sections 2, 3, 5 and 15 of the Kwara State Prohibition and Kidnapping Law, 2010 of the penal code.
“In case No. CA/IL/C.104/2013, the appellate court, in the lead judgment delivered by Justice Hussein Mukhtar, on July 10, 2014, agreed with the submission of the assistant state lead counsel for the respondent, MAI Akande, that the appellate court has the power to re-evaluate the evidence before the trial court and substitute higher sentence for one which the accused person was earlier convicted for by the trial court” the verdict read.
It was gathered that the convict attempted to kidnap the son of an Ilorin- based Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN.

Babangida Tells Nigerians What To Do About Boko Haram

Governor Mua’zu Babangida Aliyu of Niger State on Sunday urged Nigerians to unite and fight terrorism that is currently bedevilling the country.
Vanguard reports that the governor, who is also the Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, made the call in his Sallah message to Nigerians on behalf of the forum through a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Israel Ebije.
Aliyu advised Nigerians not to allow insurgency break them, noting that the country’s unity was not negotiable. He promised that government would soon put an end to insurgency.
“Nigeria is a great country and we must ensure that it continues on the part of greatness by making sure that we all believe and have confidence in ourselves again because like all artificial trends, the insurgency will soon be a thing of the past” he said.
The governor, who called on Nigerians to be more security-conscious, also advises against violence saying; “violence is never part of our culture”.
“We have seen the direction the security challenges have plunged Nigeria into and it is, therefore, important that we join hands and wage war against these few enemies in order to enjoy the peace and freedom we have been used to,” he said.
Aliyu, while commending security operatives for their fight against insurgency, also called on Nigerians to be their brothers’ keepers and provide useful information that would help curb insurgency to security agencies.
The Governor, who has become famous for condemning the activities of the radical sect, Boko Haram had on July 8, 2014 described the sect’s activities as unIslamic.
The Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad, popularly known as Boko Haram, in Hausa language means “Western education is sin”. The terrorist group has its stronghold in the northeastern part of the country, and the neighbouring Cameroon and Niger. It has launched numerous deadly attacks and bombings, which have claimed thousands of innocent lives in its quest to Islamise the country and put an end to what they described as westernisation.
The sect is responsible for the abduction of over 234 school girls from GGSS, Chibok, Borno State. Their menace has attracted attention of the global community. France, U.S, China, Israel, Britain and several others have volunteered to help the Federal Government in wiping Boko Haram insurgents out, as well as rescuing the kidnapped Chibok girls.
Boko Haram, which was designated a terrorist group by the USA in 2013 and sanctioned by the UN in June 2014, started its armed struggle in 2009, after the extrajudicial killing of its founder, Mohammed Yusuf, while in police custody.

FG should apologize to Boko Haram for killing their leader – Bakare says


Popular Lagos pastor and Convener of the Save Nigeria Group, Pastor Tunde Bakare says one of the ways to end the spate of attacks by terror group, Boko Haram in Nigeria, is for the Federal Govt of Nigeria to apologize to the sect members for killing their leader, Mohammed Yusuf in 2009.

According to Vanguard, he gave the advise during the state of the nation address at a church service in Lagos.

“The summary execution of the Boko Haram’s former leader, Mohammed Yusuf in 2009 provided the soil of martyrdom for the nurture and growth of the sect. Government must declare peace first of all; apologizing for the murder of Mohammed Yusuf to the sect members not their sympathizers or bandits.” he said

On the attack on Buhari last Wednesday in Kano, Pastor Bakare said “But for the timely intervention of God, last week’s assassination attempt on General Buhari might have marked the beginning of the end for Nigeria if it had succeeded. We will not also ignore the fact that at the root of the escalation of the Boko Haram crisis was oppression and injustice”.

Otedola Throws Party For Dj Cuppy

Ifeoluwa Otedola popularly known as Dj Cuppy had a 3-in-1 party yesterday, hosted by her parents for her in the city of London. The party was to celebrate her recent graduation from King’s College London, her birthday and her album launch. It held at the 5-star Mandarin Knightsbridge, London.  More pictures below


Stupid Bricklayer Tests Nature and Dies Testing Bullet-Proof Charm


Pandemonium broke out in the Asipa community as an apprentice bricklayer, identified as Rasheed Sulaiman, was shot dead while testing the potency of a bullet-proof charm given to him by a herbalist.

A resident of Asipa, a community in the Ife North Local Government Area, told PUNCH Metro that Sulaiman, on Saturday called his cousin, Siji, to follow him to a secluded place to test the charm. Sulaiman wore the amulet and gave a gun to his cousin to fire at him. The cousin fired the shot and killed Sulaiman instantly.

Residents were unaware of the mission of duo, but the sound of a gunshot was said to have attracted attention of the people of the area to where the incident happened. Siji was said to be found weeping beside the body of the deceased. Siji reportedly explained that the deceased compelled him to shoot at him to test the potency of an amulet.

It was gathered that the deceased, who was known to be a tough guy, could be preparing to use the charm for the governorship election in the state. The incident was said to have triggered panic among the elders of the community who believed that some other youths might have similar charms.

Punch reports the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, of Osun state Police Command, Folasade Odoro, could not be reached to react to the incident.


4 Killed, 7 Injured In New Suicide Attack In Kano

A female suicide bomber in Nigeria’s Kano city killed three people and injured seven others on Monday in an attack targeting women who had lined up to buy kerosene, police said.

This came just hours after 5 people were killed in a bomb attack on St Charles Family Church, Kano and another bomb attack was foiled at North West University, also in Kano.

In the Monday attack, a female suicide bomber detonated an explosive at (a petrol) station in the Hotoro area, badly injuring 10 people.

The suicide bomber was said to have found her way into the crowd of people struggling to buy kerosene at the NNPC mega station before detonating the explosive.

According to Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, four people died in the bomb blast, including the suicide bomber.

“Three of them died in hospital, while seven are undergoing treatment,” Kano police spokesman Musa Magaji Majia told AFP.

P. Diddy Says He Loves Nigeria Names, Gives Himself — ‘OLUWADIDDY’


Puff Daddy, P. Diddy or Diddy……whatever you know him as, he has been in the music games for ages and still stands firm. I mean, you just can’t help but love Diddy!!

The rapper and businessman took his official girl to the foreign paradise called ‘Ibiza’ along with some friends, and they seem to be having a blast in the tropics!

Producer/Artiste/Entrepreneur and Hip-Hop Heavyweight, Sean’Diddy’ Combs is pictured above with two of his closest Nigerian companions.

He captioned the above photo: ‘#3KINGS OLUWADIDDY NIGERIA I LOVE YOU!!!!!’

See Photos from his trips in Ibiza below: -





Mario Balotelli Goes Back To Ghana and Taste Jollof Rice First Time In 15 years


Balotelli has come across as one of the most notorious soccer stars of our time but you cannot deny the talent.

The soccer star is originally from Ghana but adopted by Italian parents; I guess you can take a man out of Africa but you can never take Africa out of him.

The Italian striker posted the photo below on his Facebook page and captioned it: “Back to my Ghanaian roots. Eating jollof rice for the first time in 15 years”

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Mario Balotelli – Official

Back to my Ghanaian roots. Eating jollof rice for the first time in 15 years.

Epic Throwbacks Of Famous Ghanaian Celebrities / Surulere Photos



In my usual digging to bring you my esteem readers the best content, I came across this.

Time flies and people change, or do they really change???

I manage to get a hold of baby photos of the biggest names in Ghanaian social light and i want you to help me judge if they really changed.

Some were adorable kids, only difference is, they wanted to be famous than their friends and chase the hollywood dream life in Ghana and Africa.

Some have achieved that dream, others are still on the quest.

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See How Governor Rochas Okorocha Keeps Fit


I’m not from any Eastern state in this great country but I can’t help but show my admiration for Governor Rochas Okorocha, one of my favorite politicians; that respect just increased today again.

The Governor of Imo state Rochas Okorocha urged Nigerians to keep fit by sending out a photo of himself riding a bike with of course, security officials following him.

For the ride, Okorocha is seen in a yellow polo shirt, a black clap, and black pants. “I keep fit by riding bicycle regularly, hope you exercise too?” he says.

Rochas Okorocha @GovernorRochas


My people, my people, I keep fit by riding bicycle regularly, hope you exercise too?

See what remains of 19 year old female suicide bomber who blew herself up at Kano Trade Fair Complex entrance gate


For religion she sought to murder her fellow citizens. Below, see what remains of 19 year old female suicide bomber who blew herself up at Kano Trade Fair Complex entrance gate injuring 6, including 2 policemen. That was before a separate attack by another female bomber at Hotoro NNPC Station, Kano.

Bloody Sallah yet another bomb blast rocks Kano (NNPC Mega Station badly hit)

Scores of innocent people are feared dead in a deadly bomb explosion that devastated NNPC Mega Station, Hotoro Quarters, along Maiduguri Road, in Kano, the commercial nerve centre of northern Nigeria.

Details are not yet available of the blast which has fouled the mood at the height of the Eid-el-Fitri celebration.

The incident signifies the resurgence of terrorism in the state.

Just yesterday, bomb explosions rocked three different parts of the state capital, the most devastating being the one that killed at least five people and injured eight others at the Catholic Church in the Sabon Gari area of town.


How Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau will be arrested, and the man who’ll arrest him —Prophet •‘Govs to die if plane crash…’

General Overseer of God of Champion Royal Assembly, Brother Joshua Ignila, has reiterated his earlier prediction that a lower rank military officer of the Nigerian Army will arrest Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect.

Bro. Ignila told his congregation yesterday in Lagos that a Nigerian soldier would shoot Shekau in the leg and capture him. He advised security leaders to tighten security in Abuja between today and Wednesday.

According to him, “I hear the sound of bomb in the city and I call on security agencies to tighten security in Abuja between Monday and Wednesday.”

Bro. Ignila also predicted that a private jet carrying some governors who are opposed to certain decisions in the country would crash.

He said: “I have warned them through my broadcast on Champions Television and I have tried to reach out to those I saw in my prediction.

“It is going to happen soon and nobody should blame anybody for it. It is either they retreat from that meeting they want to attend or they will perish.”

On the 2015 general elections, Bro. Ignila said he saw the man presently on the seat at the Villa, still sitting comfortably on the seat in 2015 and advised the ruling party to formulate policies that would pacify the opposition after a hard fight at the polls.

“It is not winning the election that is the issue, but the problem that would emerge after the election. It will make the present insecurity in the country a child’s play,” he said.

Bro. Ignila reminded members of the church of his earlier prediction about the military aircraft that crashed in the southern part of Bama wherein he predicted that there would be survivors. He said none of his prophecies had ever failed because he spoke the mind of God.

•Adapted from a Daily Sun report. Photo shows Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau.

Source News Express


FUTA First Class graduate, five others in Police net over Internet fraud

futa guyA First Class graduate of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA, Fajobi Olalekan and five others have been arrested by the Police Special Fraud Unit, PSFU, Lagos State, over internt scam.

Others include Asaolu Victor, a graduate of Mining Engineering from FUTA, Awote Temitope Emmanuel, a 500 level Estate Management student of FUTA, and Adebomi Oluwatosin, a graduate.

The syndicate speclialises in designing multinational organisations’ websites to defraud unsuspecting members of the public, particularly applicants.

The suspects were nabbed following a petition received by the Special Fraud unit from the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, last August, that a website designed as ‘OFID Scholarship Website’ (OPEC Fund for International Development for World Student Aid Scholarship) with OFID name and logo is being used to defraud unsuspecting Nigerian applicants.

It was further disclosed that the syndicate operates by using logos of multinational companies to place online advertisements for jobs and scholarships and demanding application fee from interested individuals.

The spokesperson for the unit, Ngozi Isintume-Agu, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, who gave details on the arrest of the suspects said: “The petition dated August 22, 2013, said in the website, applicants were required to pay a fee of N2,500 and over 2,000 applicants responded through FirstBank account number 2020874607 and Access Bank account number 0056941009 with the name, OFID WSAS NG.

“The petitioner stated further that it was one of the victims that contacted OFID via facebook, accusing it of being an accomplice in the fraud.

“ The Cybercrime Section of the unit swung into action and the mastermind of the fraud, one Falade Oluwapelumi Ayotunde, was arrested.
“His arrest led to the arrest of five other syndicate members. Police investigation so far revealed that over 2,000 applicants paid N2,500 each into the two bank accounts provided by the suspects and the principal suspect is the only signatory to both accounts.

“Twenty-five- year-old Falade Olowapelumi Ayotunde, a 500-level Estate Management student of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA, in his confessional statement to operatives of the unit, admitted to have designed the website of OFID WSAS in June, 2012.

“He, however, claimed that the idea was sold to him by Fajobi Olalekan and Bolatiri Opemipo. He also admitted in his statement that he opened an account in both banks with the name OFID WSAS NG for applicants to pay in their application fee which many responded to.

“The suspect who hails from Akure, Ondo state, further stated that he and his cohorts printed a postal for OFIDWAS which was on the website”.

In a confessional statement, Asaolu Victor, 25, a graduate of Mining Engineering from FUTA, admitted to have assisted to paste the posters on-line.

According to Asaolu, who is from Ilesha, Osun State, he was tempted to assist because of unemployment. “Yes, I assisted to paste it on-line and at the end, I was given the sum of N80,000 and later they added N40,000, totalling N120,000 for the job.”

Another suspect, Awote Temitope Emmanuel, 27, said: “I am a 500 level Estate Management student of FUTA. I assisted Ayotunde (principal suspect ) to guarantee the accounts he opened for the OFID programme and I was paid N70,000.”

Asked if he was aware that the scholarship programme was fake, he nodded in affirmative.

Also on his part, 27-year-old Fajobi Olalekan, a first class Mechanical Engineering graduate of FUTA and the best graduating student in his department for 2012, told operatives that he only lent the alleged mastermind N12,000 to host the website.

He said, “while in school, I lived in the same lodge with Ayotunde. He and his friends were always coming to me for educational assistance because of my intelligence. I once fell a victim of a scam scholarship known as EDIADS.

“Ayo approached me then and got some information regarding it which I believe gave him an idea on how to design his OFID Scholarship Website.

“I lent Ayotunde N12,000 which he used to host the website but he paid me N20,000 and informed me that the plan was successful”.

Adebomi Oluwatosin, who is also a graduate of FUTA, said he only offered the alleged mastermind professional advice and also lent him N100,000 at the initial stage which was paid back with an additional N100,000.

52-year-old grandmother caught with AK-47 rifles in Port Harcourt

The Police have arrested a 52-year-old woman with four AK-74 rifles around the Emohua end of the East-West Road in Rivers State.

The aged woman, who was traveling from Ogbakiri community, concealed the rifles in a bunch of vegetables, which she claimed she was going to sell at the Choba market in Port Harcourt.

DailyPost reports that luck ran out on the woman at the newly mounted police checkpoint on the East-West Road, between Emohua and Choba.

Policemen using metal detector were able to uncover the four AK-47 rifles hidden inside the bunch of vegetables, after a thorough search of the vehicle and its passengers.

Upon inquiry, the woman denied knowledge of the firearm concealed inside her bag of vegetables

Meanwhile, the matter is still under investigation.

How Ondo Police tortured my younger brother to death – Sola Badmus

Family members of Mr. Raheem Akinfolayemi Badmus are now demanding for justice over the death of their son, Mohammed Oluwatobi Badmus, who died shortly after being allegedly tortured by men of the Nigeria Police at Akure B Division in Ondo State.

DailyPost had reported earlier that the deceased was arrested by police after he was accused of stealing a Nokia Phone from one Prophet identified as Bisi in Akure.

Already, the father of the deceased, who is a public analyst, has petitioned the Inspector General of Police [IGP] over the death of his son.

However, there is now more fact on how late Tobi was allegedly tortured to death by the Security Operatives on July 21, 2014.

Speaking with DailyPost, the elder sister of the deceased, who claimed that she witnessed the torture of her brother by the police said he was filled with life and expectations before he met his untimely death.

According to her, “Tobi was alleged to have stolen a Nokia phone from a nearby church within their neighbourhood by one Prophet Bisi.” .Prophet Bisi called me and said Tobi stole a Nokia phone from his church. When I heard about the allegation, I called Tobi on his mobile line and demanded he comes to the church to meet us. He volunteered he would join us.

“But Prophet Bisi was impatient; he demanded we go and meet him. I accepted and joined him in his car to drive to meet Tobi. Before we got to Tobi, we met his uncle; Mr Sola Oke who brought out the phone, immediately Prophet Bisi claimed it was the missing Nokia phone. Shortly, Tobi arrived but said the phone was not a stolen phone and could not have been the one missing.

“At that point, Tobi said since the matter has been reported to the police, he would want the matter resolved at the police station. And off they drove to the Oke Aro B division in Akure”

Speaking further, Sola said at the police station while standing outside, she saw three police officers; Mr Ade Awodeyi and two others, discussing with the Prophet.

“I later learnt that the case was reported to Mr Ade earlier but I didn’t know the content of their discussion. I only heard from one of the police officers at departure that the boy would be taken to “BAPTISMAL ROOM” where he would be tortured, believing that he would confess to the allegation. .

“I eavesdropped on the last discussion between Prophet Bisi and the three other police officers that my brother be taken to the Baptismal Room where he would be tortured. At this time, I never knew the case was not even indented or recorded. Shortly after the order, I saw my brother dragged out of the station handcuffed with his hands firmly twisted and rested at his back. He was taken away to the Baptismal room located near the station.

“About thirty minutes later, my brother, Mr Ade Awodeyi and the other police officer with whom he carried out the order, emerged from a distant building where the baptismal room was located, Piloting my brother; his eyes already swollen and blurred and couldn’t stand on his legs. Instead of taking him back to the station, they handed him over to Prophet Bisi and directed we go home with him. Tobi was helped into the car and we all drove in Prophet Bisi’s car back home.

“Immediately he departed, the boy’s condition got worst. He held his stomach and started vomiting. We called Prophet Bisi who pleaded we take him to the hospital and that he would join us there. We thought we could have access to health services in the state specialist hospital but later drove to Liberty Hospital, Oluwatuyi quarters. The Doctor expressed their inability to attend to him and at that point, I advised Pastor Bisi that we take him to our family hospital who also rejected him and later referred us to Hope land Hospital where Tobi later passed on.

“We were told he inhaled a thick dose of gas substance from canisters and that it damaged his brain and caused a serious disorder to his body system. The remains of the boy was released to Prophet Bisi, myself and my uncle. His remains was later deposited in the mortuary around 9.30pm or thereabout same day”, Seun said.

Already, the Police Public Relations Officer [PPRO], Wole Ogodo has said that investigation has commenced to unravel what led to the death of Tobi .

Workers give FG ultimatum on appointment of NCAA DG


Following the expiration of the 21-days ultimatum given to the federal government to appoint a substantive Director-General for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority of Nigeria (NCAA), the Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) has given a fresh 14 day ultimatum to the government or face the consequences of an industrial action.

In a letter titled ‘Re – Demand for a substantive Director General of NCAA’ addressed to the Secretary to the government of the federation, Senator Ayim Pius Ayim, dated 24 July 2014, and signed by Deputy National Secretary of ATSSSAN, Tarnongu Captain, the union said it was driven by deep patriotism and commitment to contribute their quota to the transformation agenda of Mr. President in the Aviation Industry.

Tarnongu in the letter drew the attention of SGF to the leadership vacuum existing in the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) making reference to their earlier letter on the above subject matter dated 18th June, 2014.

The letter reads, “As a stakeholder in the industry, we are aware of the enormous responsibility of this authority as an halcyon bearer, chief regulator of standards, and custodian of safety in the aviation industry. Thus, we are justifiably disturbed on the inability of government to appoint a substantive Director-General for the Authority.”

“We are by this letter, giving notice of the extension of our earlier 21 days ultimatum for another 14 days to lapse on Tuesday, 12th August, 2014 by which time we expect the Government to have expedite action to confirm a substantive director-general for the organisation?” failing which, we shall be at liberty to deploy any other legitimate means to press home our demands.”

The official further reiterated the union’s readiness to deploy any other legitimate means to press home its demands.

Late Justus Esiri’s son, Dr. SID weds in Lagos [PHOTOS]

Sidney Esiri (Dr. Sid), first son of late veteran Actor, Justus Esiri had his traditional marriage with Simi Osomo in a well attended ceremony on Sunday, July 27, 2014.

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The mavin records artist, wedded his bride in the presence of family members, friends and colleagues at the Arc centre, in Lekki, Lagos State.

Some of the celebrities at the star studded event were Tiwa Savage, Toke Makinwa, Don Jazzy, Seyi Shay, Stephanie Coker, Andrea Giaccaglia, Banky Wellington, Funke Akindele, Tania Omotayo, Lynxxx and many more.

The ‘Surulere‘ singer on July 2, 2014 announced via his Instagram page that he was getting married. He said, ‘on the 27th of July 2014, I say “I Do” to this beautiful woman #LoveMine my #LastBusStop’, he wrote.

Abia 2015: PPA zones governorship slot to Ukwa/Ngwa


The Abia State chapter of the Progressive Peoples’ Alliance, PPA, arose from its emergency meeting over the weekend, announcing the zoning of its 2015 gubernatorial ticket to the Ukwa/Ngwa political zone.

Unlike the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which had specifically zoned the position to Abia South Senatorial District, the PPA said it was throwing it open to Ukwa/Ngwa political bloc in order to create a level-playing ground for sons and daughters of the bloc.

According to the party in a communiqué endorsed by Prince Emeka Okafor, state chairman, and Chief Uche Enyioko, secretary, after the emergency state executive meeting, which held at Umuahia, the ukwa/Ngwa area has been united in the agitation for an opportunity to produce the state governor, hence its belief that it would amount to ‘undue discrimination’ to subtly divide a united political bloc to favour a preferred candidate from a particular senatorial zone.

PPA said it was both unjust and unconstitutional to choose only Abia South senatorial zone and exclude other areas of Ukwa/Ngwa which everybody believes has the turn to produce the governor in 2015.

The party stated that while the governorship had eluded people of the area, indigenes of Ukwa/ Ngwa had in unison and without exception, been agitating for power shift to the bloc.

It wondered why now that there appears to be a consensus that the people should have a shot at the number one office, some areas within the enclave would be excluded.

It said such an action was not only unconstitutional, but a subtle way of disenfranchising tested politicians from the affected local government areas of Isiala-Ngwa North, Isiala-Ngwa South and Osisioma-Ngwa from contesting the governorship election, and thereby denying the state of its best hands.

“Stop shaking hands” – Don Jazzy, Ruggedman campaign against Ebola virus

Don Jazzy and rapper, Rugged Man, have taken to their different social network pages to educate their followers on the Ebola Virus.
Don Jazzy

The Mavin Records boss, Don Jazzy urged his fans to avoid places where there have been recent outbreaks of the disease, adding that ‘shaking of hands’ should be completely avoided.

“I have been quarantined. But why do we even shake hands? It’s not necessary. Or better still use sanitizer and wash hands regularly with soap if you must shake hands,” he wrote on Twitter.

Rugged Man on the other hand, advised Nigerians to imbibe the habit of washing their hands “more than regularly now,” to prevent them from contracting the virus. He further noted that health authorities ought to track down the nurse, doctors and other medical officials who examined Sawyer on arrival in Nigeria.

“I heard that the first case of the Ebola virus has been reported in Lagos. Please be careful and always wash your hands well.

“How about the nurse and doctor that examined the Liberian before realizing that he had contracted Ebola virus? Do we have health sections at our borders?” he tweeted.

This is coming in days after a Liberian infected by the dreaded Ebola virus was confirmed dead in a Lagos hospital.

The World Health Organisation has said that though there is no specific treatment for Ebola, those diagnosed with the virus could recover with appropriate medical care.

Here are some precautions to help prevent infection and spread of Ebola virus:

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand rubs when soap and water is not available.

Avoid bush meat. In developing countries, wild animals, including nonhuman primates, are sold in local markets. Avoid buying or eating them. Avoid contact with infected people too.

Besides, avoid contact with the (infected) person’s body fluids and tissues, including blood, semen, vaginal secretions and saliva. Don’t handle remains of victims. Only trained personnel should do so.

Always be sure to wear special protective clothing, including gown, gloves, full face mask and eye goggles, if you are around an infected person.

Only 800,000 Nigerian adults have insurance – NEPAD

The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) has raised the alar over the low penetration of the insurance industry, despite current reforms and innovation introduced by the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM).

The chairman, NEPAD Business Group Nigeria (NBGN), Chief Chris Ezeh regretted that the industry’s performance still remains low with only about 800,000 of the nation’s adult population having insurance policies.

Ezeh, who spoke at a public lecture on the insurance industry in Lagos, said limited public awareness, the prescriptive orientation of the Insurance Act 2003 and lack of confidence in the insurance operators by the insuring and non-insuring public amongst others were factors that must be looks into.

According to him, with the country’s population of over 160 million, the huge potential of insurance in Nigeria is far from being fully maximised.

“The insurance sector has the key to the transformation of the entire economy as it presents vast opportunities for the citizens, industry, financial service sector and the economy,” he said.

He identified the insurance industry as a major tool for wealth creation, stating that there will be no real growth or development unless the insurance industry is strong, reliable and capable of playing its major role as major mover of the economy.

Continuing, he said, “Nigeria will attain rapid and sustained economic growth if it deepens its insurance penetration whereby more members of the population can buy one or more of the available insurance products.”

He added that the public lecture would not have come at a better time that the President’s administration is making all efforts to transform all the sectors of the nation’s economy, stressing that NBGN strongly believes that proper focus and development of the insurance industry and its huge potential is critical to the achievement of the President’s transformation agenda.

Also speaking, Special Adviser to the President on NEPAD, Ambassador Fidelia Njeze said the public lecture was apt and captured the aspiration of NEPAD Nigeria for the insurance industry in the country pointing out that the industry plays a critical role of risk sharing or risk spreading.

Njeze who was represented by the Director, Admin and Finance in the Presidency, Mazi Okey Nzem said the industry is a major source of medium to long term investment funds which are usually deployed to fund developmental initiatives such as infrastructure, capacity building and the likes.

Pastor Bakare tells FG: “Apologize to Book Haram over Yusuf’s murder”

Pastor Bakare

Vice-Presidential running mate of General Muhammadu Buhari in the 2011 Presidential Elections, Pastor Tunde Bakare has said that one of the ways to end terrorists activities in the country as perpetrated by the Islamist militant-Boko Haram, is for the federal government to apologise to the group over the killing of its leader, Mohammed Yusuf in 2009.

He also said that with the attack on General Buhari last week, it’s now obvious that terrorism in the country has taken a different turn.
Bakare of the Latter Rain Assembly said this while addressing the state of the nation at a church in Lagos.

“But for the timely intervention of God, last week’s assassination attempt on General Muhamadu Buhari might have marked the beginning of the end for Nigeria if it had succeeded,” he said.

“We will not also ignore the fact that at the root of the escalation of the Boko Haram crisis was oppression and injustice.

“The summary execution of the Boko Haram’s former leader, Mohammed Yusuf in 2009 provided the soil of martyrdom for the nurture and growth of the sect. Government must declare peace first of all; apologising for the murder of Mohammed Yusuf to the sect members, not their sympathisers or bandits,” the cleric added.

“PDP leaders looted Imo treasury for 12 years” – Okorocha

Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, over the weekend, accused leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state of looting the State’s treasury for 12 years.

The Governor, who spoke while inaugurating the state executive committee, SEC members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and their counterparts at the 27 local government councils at the International Convention Centre, Owerri, stated that it would be absurd for anybody to compare his three-year-old administration with the 12 years PDP spent managing the economy of the state.

According to him, “The PDP has only achieved putting money in their pockets, and nothing more. The PDP leaders in the state had fed on the common purse of the state”.

The governor said the Imo PDP had left nothing behind in the Government House, Owerri, for the 12 years they occupied it as contemplate returning to power in 2015.

While called on the PDP to allow the APC govern the state for 12 years, he said such was necessary “so that Imo people can give their verdict.”

He expressed opinion Okorocha that if the PDP government at both the federal and state levels had done well, the APC would not have come on board, stressing that the APC emerged as a result of the failure of the PDP to move the country, and the states in particular, forward.

“They said PDP is Igbo party. How is it an Igbo party? Is the National Chairman or National Secretary or the President or the Vice- President or the Senate President or the Speaker of the House of Representatives an Igbo? The answer is no”, he maintained.

Okorocha, however, charged the APC leaders and members to be united, adding that the victory of the party depend largely on how united the members are.

He advised the new state exco to carry everybody along, warning that, henceforth, holding the meetings of the party at the Government House had ceased, and that every meeting would now be held at the party’s secretariat

Charly Boy Drops New Gothic and Weird Photos


I guess you can say this is his own well of mourning his deceased father.

Veteran singer/songwriter and TV personality Charly Boy has continued in his normal but weird manner of reaching out to his fans.

He has presented his new photo shoot and it is very much the word – “EDGY”.

The 63-year-old is seen rocking bold make-up, and an armour-inspired outfit with a two ladies who he refers to as his virgins who took his poses with him.

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AFRIMMA 2014: King Davido Walks Away With Grand Prize AGAIN!!!


It just seems to get better and better for Davido, walking home with awards from every ceremony he graces. Davido seems totally unstoppable right now.

This would be the third time this year he is winning the ‘Artiste of the Year‘ award.

The previous two were at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards and BET Awards.

And last night at the African Muzik Magazine Awards which held in Dallas, US, Davido picked Male Artiste (West Africa) of the Year 2014 & Artiste Of The Year

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Best Video of the Year 2014- Flavour (Nigeria)
Best Male West Africa 2014- Davido (Nigeria)
Best Female West Africa 2014 – Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Best African Group 2014- P-square (Nigeria)
Best Dance Group 2014- Imagineto (Nigeria)
Best Dancehall Artist 2014 – Timaya (Nigeria)
Best Dance in a Video 2014- Iyanya (Lekwa Ukwu) (Nigeria)
Best Traditional Artist 2014- Flavour (Nigeria)
Song Of The Year – Limpopo By Kcee (Nigeria)
Artist of the Year 2014- Davido (Nigeria)
Leadership in Music Award 2014- 2face Idibia (Nigeria)
Transformational Leadership Award 2014- Chief Dr. Godswill Akpabio (Nigeria)
Best Male Central Africa 2014 – Fally Pupa (Congo)
Best Male Diaspora 2014- Fuse ODG (Ghana)
Best Rap Act 2014- Sarkodie (Ghana)
Best Collaboration 2014- Mafikizolo ft Uhuru (Khona) (South Africa)
Best DJ Africa 2014- Dj Black (Ghana)
Best African DJ USA 2014 – Dj Josh (Kenya)
Best Male East Africa 2014- Diamond (Tanzania)
Best Female East Africa 2014- Lady Jaydee (Tanzania)
Best Female Central Africa 2014- Gasha (Cameroon)
Best Male Southern Africa 2014- Khuli Chana (South Africa)
Best Female Diaspora 2014- Les Nubians (Cameroon)
Best Female Southern Africa 2014- Zahara (South Africa)
Best Gospel Artiste 2014- Bahati (Kenya)
Best Newcomer 2014- Stanley Enow (Cameroon)
Best Video Director 2014- Ogopa Dj’s (Kenya)
Music Producer of the year 2014- Dj Oskido (South Africa)
Legendary Award 2014 – Yvonne Chaka Chaka

Cameroon Sends 14 Boko Haram Insurgents To Jail

No fewer than 14 members of Boko Haram sect have been sent to prison in Cameroon, the country’s state broadcaster Crtv has reported.

According to the report, a military court in Cameroon has handed down prison sentences of up to 20 years to the insurgents arrested in March this year.


The defendants, who were allegedly caught with weapons cache, admitted to being part of the Nigerian extremist group at a “public hearing” in the northern town of Maroua.

It was gathered that the terrorists were charged with illegal possession of firearms, ammunition and of plotting an insurrection.

“Each of the Boko Haram members (was) sentenced to between 10 and 20 years” in prison, said the report, adding that the sentences cannot be appealed.

The trial was reportedly the first of its kind in Cameroon where a large number of members of the radical group have been arrested in the north over the past weeks following attacks on police stations, as well as kidnappings and killings.

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“We are worried about infiltrations by the Islamists among the refugees,”a police officer in the town said.

In a related development, Cameroon has also reported the killing of its two soldiers by Boko Haram gunmen, after a crossborder raid on Thursday, 24 July, 2014.

It was gathered that the attack occurred late Thursday in the border village of Balgaram in northern Cameroon.

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* Boko Haram insurgents

It would be recalled that the Boko Haram sect is seeking to install an extremist Islamic state in Nigeria and it has started its bloody insurgency in 2009.

More than 3,000 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram attacks have taken refuge in the Cameroon town of Fotokol, according to a municipal official.

The Cameroonian government has been deploying troops to villages near the Nigerian border for the past weeks.

The insurgents’ group is reported to have killed thousands of people across Nigeria since 2009.

POLIO: Bill Gates Condemns Boko Haram Insurgency

United States philanthropist, Bill Gates, has described the violence in northern Nigeria perpetuated by Islamist sect Boko Haram, as the major challenge for eradicating polio in the country.

According to Gates, Nigeria could cut the number of polio cases to zero in 2015 and be declared free of the disease by 2018.

The former richest man in the world told Reuters that the national eradication campaign has however had to contend with an insurgency in the north of the country.

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation supports the global initiative to wipe out polio, which includes a campaign in Nigeria, one of three nations where the crippling virus is still endemic. The others are Pakistan and Afghanistan.

“We have got all the challenges up in northern Nigeria, the violence from Boko Haram, and the distraction of an upcoming election,” Gates said in a telephone interview, referring to an Islamist rebel group that has in the past targeted vaccination workers, and to Nigeria’s national vote next year,” Gates said in a telephone conversation with Reuters.

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* Bill Gates

“Despite all that, we’ve got by far the lowest numbers of cases ever,” he said. “We hope by the end of next year we’d be at zero.”

“If there were no more cases for three years after that, Nigeria could be certified clear in 2018,” he added.

The technology billionaire-turned-global philanthropist, while speaking mainly on health and agriculture last week before a speech on Thursday, 24 July, 2014, at Addis Ababa University on development in Africa, said: “We’ve got a pretty optimistic view of what can happen in Africa in those two areas,” he said before his trip to Ethiopia, a nation stricken by famine 30 years ago but which has doubled farm output in the last eight years.


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In health work, one of his most high-profile programs is the fight against malaria, the mosquito-borne disease that infects more than 200 million people a year and kills more than 600,000 people. Nine out of 10 deaths are in Africa.

The campaign includes promoting bed nets, protecting homes with insecticide sprays and using the artemisinin drug in treatment to bring down fatalities, he said.

Nigeria remains the only polio-endemic country in Africa. By the end of 2013, the number of confirmed cases in Nigeria was 122, of which 19 were type 3, well in excess of the 62 total cases reported in 2011.

90% of these cases were reported from eight persistently endemic northern states of Borno, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto, Yobe and Zamfara.

The situation in northern Nigeria is complicated by ongoing security concerns, which are likely to hamper the polio eradication effort in this area.

Glasgow 2014: Okagbare Fastest in Women’s 100m Heat

Team Nigeria’s medal hopefuls Blessing Okagbare and Mark Jelks got off to a blast in the men and women’s sprint heats on Day4 of the Commonwealth Games.

Africa’s fastest woman, Okagbare, 25, racing in heat 5, emerged quickest qualifier in a time of 11.20secs. Team England’s Asha Philip finished second in a time of 11.47secs, while Cyprus’ Ramona Papaioannou claimed third in 11.67secs.

The Delta-born athlete might have impressed with the standout performance on the start of athletics event, but she wouldn’t be the only female sprinter from Nigeria to come back for tomorrow’s semi-finals at Hampden Park, with Gloria Asumnu also putting up a fight in heat 1.

Blessing Okagbare Gives Her Fans Thumbs Up During the London 2012 Olympic Games. Image: Reuters.

Asumnu finished second in 11.43secs behind Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell Brown, who crossed the line 14 seconds earlier. Bahraini, J. Bailey, ended up the heat’s third qualifier in 11.64secs.

Meanwhile, 25-year-old Justina Sule failed to advance into the semis, having finished 6th in heat 4 of the first round sprints.

United States-born Jelks, 30, underlined his credentials as one to watch in the men’s 100m. Jelks, who switched allegiance in 2014 to compete for his grandfather’s birth country, ahead of the USA- his own birth place- kept hopes of flourishing in the colours of the West Africans alive.

Competing in his first major championships, the IATCCC hall of fame inductee finished in 10.28secs, with Bahrain’s W. Fraser clinching runner-up berth in 10.31secs.

In the absence of the much dreaded Usain Bolt, who was unfit at the time of the Jamaican trials and “didn’t want to take anyone’s place”, Jelks, who won the All Nigeria national championships last month in 10.23secs will have to improve a great deal to be able to give England’s Adam Gemili- the quickest qualifier in 10.15secs- a test.

Mozavous Jolomi Edwards finished second behind Gemili in 10.40secs in heat 6. Home-nurtured athlete Oghenekaro Egwero also finished second in 10.38secs behind South Africa’s A Simbine (10.32secs) as all the three Nigeria male sprinters advance into Monday’s semi-finals.

In the women’s 400m heat, the trio of Regina George, Omolara Omotosho and Folashade Abugan are also through to the semi-finals.

Former world champion and Botswana’s Amantle Montsho won heat 5 in a time of 15.88 seconds, ahead of Omotosho 52.84 seconds and England’s Shana Cox (53.00 seconds) qualified third.

George qualified second in 53.92 seconds in heat 1 behind Sri Lanka’s Rasnayaka Mudiyans, who won the heat in 53.75 seconds. India’s P machettira qualified third in 54.01 seconds.

Omotosho recovered from a poor start to qualify second in 53.02secs behind Jamaica’s Stephanie McPherson, who got out of her block early before cruising the last 100m to go through in 52.25sces.

Glasgow 2014: Adesanmi Edges Okoli to 63kg Women’s Weightlifting Gold

The early camping of Team Nigeria’s weightlifters look to be paying much dividend at the Commonwealth Games as the pair of Oluwatoyin Adesanmi and Obioma Okoli claimed the women’s 63kg Group A gold and silver medals respectively after lifting a joint total weight of 207kg on Sunday.

Prior to Day four of the 20th edition of the Games, the country had already claimed gold, two silver medals and one bronze all in weightlifting.

But with the race to equal the National Sports Commission’s 14 gold medal ambition ahead of the team, 22-year-old, Adesanmi, and her training partner Okoli took the competition in their own strides, leaving India’s Poonam Yadav in third place.

Team Nigeria Have Won Six Medals So far In The Commonwealth Games.

Okoli, 22, who began her weightlifting career in Akure and has named former Nigeria weightlifter Sunday Mathias as her hero, mounted pressure on her partner but was disappointed by a no-lift decision at 123kg in the end of the clean and jerk.

She was, moreover, contended with the silver awarded her by the officials owing to her inferior performance in the snatch phase of the final, where she lifted just 90kg as against Adesanmi’s 92.

As at time of report, Team Nigeria are ranked ninth in the medal standings, with two gold medals, three silver medals, and bronze.

My Husband Named Me Omosexy — Omotola Jalade Ekeinde

When CNN dubbed superstar actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde ‘Queen of Nollywood’ the Cable News Network people knew exactly what they were talking about.

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With more than 300 movies to her name; being mentioned by Time magazine as one of the Most Influential People in the world alongside Michelle Obama, Beyonce and others, and currently holding the honour of having appeared in the most grossing film in West Africa ‘Last Flight to Abuja, beating American blockbuster movies like Spiderman, Ice Age and others, Omotola stands head above her peers and rightly deserves her place as the ‘Queen of Nollywood’.

Omotola told newsmen that her popular nickname was actually a pet name given to her by her husband of almost twenty years. “That’s my husband’s pet name for me,” she says, “and the fans love it and now people call me Omosexy almost more than Omotola’.

Explaining what ‘Omosexy’ means the mother of four and social activist said the name is self-explanatory. “You can judge easily from the name. I must be sexy, at least, to my husband to have warranted the name” she says. Omotola, no doubt remains one of the most curvaceous women ever to grace the African cinema screen.

Female Suicide Bomber Dies In Failed Attempt To Bomb University

A female suicide bomber attempting to bomb Northwest University in Kano state on Sunday, July 27 is died, according to the Nigeria police.


The female bomber suspected to be 16 years of age was said to have walked towards the gate of the University when policemen guarding the University became suspicious of her motive, according to Sahara Reporters.

Not comfortable, the policemen decided to isolate her and called for reinforcement from female police officers.

Apparently the female bomber who had a bomb concealed inside her hijab, killed herself by detonating her explosives, while injuring five policemen in the suicide mission.

This is coming a day after, a suspected bomber allegedly connected to the Kaduna twin explosion who disguised asa woman was caught by the Military in the state.

Kano state has been under serious attacks in the past few days.

On July 24, a bomb explosion hit the New Road Motor Park in Sabon Gari, Kano, around 3pm reportedly killing about 5 people, according to Channels TV

Just today, July 27, a bomb explosion occurred in at the premises of St. Charles Catholic Church in Sabon gari area of Kano, killing five people in the explosion.

Married Man Attempts Suicide Over Girlfriend

A 40-year-old man, Ediekan on Friday morning, July 25 at Bay Bridge road, Yenagoa attempted to commit suicide over his girlfriend’s refusal to have s*xual intercourse with him.


Apparently the married father of two was said to have been in a long relationship with his girlfriend, one Favour who lives within the same neighborhood had been spending money on her just to woo her to go to bed with him.

But Favour who was not moved by his spendings, rather than succumb to his pressure, resisted all entreaties and kept on promising that she would eventually marry him.

However, on Thursday night, Ediekan could no longer hide his frustrations when he discovered that Fa- vour was going to bed with another man.

Sources told Sunday Sun that Ediekan immediately became emotionally depressed and began the plot to commit suicide within the compound. In an inter- view with our correspon- dent, his wife, Florence, confessed that her husband woke her up in the night complaining that all the people he loved did not re- ciprocate his love. According to her,he was such in a bad mood that he asked if she could take care of their two children if he dies.

She said: “I was alarmed when he came in complain- ing that all the people he loved did not reciprocate his love. As his wife, I re-iterated my love to him, but he said he wasn’t re- ferring to me, but one Favour whom he had spent so much money for and yet refused to return his ges- tures with love. He then asked if I could take care of our two children if he dies.

At that point, I became worried and tried to discourage him from such negative thoughts. Early in the morning, as he stood up from the bed, I tried to hold him back but he broke loose and went outside. Even then, I didn’t know that he had already got a rope and some chairs where he intended to hang himself. But after a while, I saw him with a rope around his neck and his legs dangling in the air. I immediately raised the alarm and neighbours came around and used cutlass to cut off the rope.”

Meanwhile some of his neighbours expressed disappointment over the incident but Ediekan who was unremorseful insisted that he would commit suicide, as he could not watch another man sleeping with Favour.

Subsequently, Favour was persuaded to openly confess her love to him. Amidst the crowd of people, she obliged and even promised to marry him.

Following the assurance, Ediekan angrily told his neighbours to leave him alone to face his problems, adding that if he dies, people would take care of his children.

The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Ekeki on hearing the news deployed some of his men to the scene to investigate the incident, The Sun learnt.

Bomb Explosion At Catholic Church Kills 5 In Kano

Five people were killed in bomb explosion at the premises of St. Charles Catholic Church on Zungeru Road in Sabon Gari area of Kano.

According to SaharaReporters, shortly after the church service today, July 27, a bomb was thrown into the premises of the church.

Nigeria Police public relations officer, Frank Mba, confirmed the attack, saying that 5 people were killed including a soldier guarding the premises of the church.

According to Frank Mba, police operatives have arrested five male suspects for their complicity in the attacks.

Two were arrested in connection with the foiled bomb attack at Isyaku Rabiu Mosque, while three were arrested in connection with the attack at St Charles Church. All suspects are currently undergoing interrogation.

As the Nation reports, four of the dead persons, included the husband, identified as Ugochukwu Okoli, 32, wife, father and maid were among the victims, who had gone to the church for thanksgiving.

About 16 people were said to have sustained varying degree of injuries, while tree suspects, including a cripple were arrested by security agents.

The bombing of the church today is the third bombing incident in Kano. Two previous attempts on a Mosque and a university were thwarted by the police in the city.

Sabon Gari residents spilled onto the street to protest the attack:


“I’m disappointed no secular artiste came for Kefee’s burial’ – Daddy Showkey


In an interview with Leadership newspapers, Daddy Showkey expressed his disappointment at many Nigerian artists who didn’t bother to attend Kefee’s burial. He also talked about the time he was sick, and how none of his colleagues bothered to see how he was doing. He says he has no friends in the entertainment industry. Find below…

“I was disappointed that artistes did not come to show love to their own. It is not a good thing. The lady died and it is sad for her family. Musicians ought to have showed up and rallied round her people, to show that they care. It was only the gospel musicians that showed up, meaning there is no love in this industry. Nobody cares about you if you drop dead tomorrow. I told you I was away for 3 years because of my spinal cord injury. Nobody came to visit me during that time. No one from my generation of singers came to identify with me and that is bad for a man who has given much to the industry. This makes me think that we don’t care about ourselves in this industry. As the Yoruba people say, Oju aaye ni a nse o meaning, na eye service we dey do to oursefu!”he said. Continue

He said that in the industry, he doesn’t have any friend

“I don’t have a friend oh. This life wetin my eyes don see, no be small thing oh! That experience is enough to make you cut-off, because when they see me with money they associate with Showkey; but when Showkey had a challenge, an accident- no one could call or say we feel your pain. So me, I no get friend. My friends are those in Ajegunle that we can say the truth to ourselves. It is only Pasuma that I can call my friend- he comes to my house anytime and we chat about things” he said.

“I don’t have step kids, they are all my kids’ Annie Idibia opens up in new interview


In this very revealing interview with Sunday Sun, mother of 2 Annie Idibia opened up about life before the fame and money; how her mother coped after they were abandoned by their father, her acting career, marriage to 2face Idibia, her relationship with his other kids and much more.  Excerpts from the very interesting interview below….

Ordinarily, people would expect to see the pompous wife of a big star like Tuface but that does not seem to be the case with you. You’re so humble?
Thanks for the compliment. I am a very playful and down-to-earth person though, there are times I prefer keeping to myself in order to avoid people taking advantage or abusing me. However, I am a very simple person. I am from Eket, Akwa Ibom State. I am from a family of four children; three brothers and myself, the only daughter of the family. My mum and dad divorced 20 years ago. Continue…

Your parents separated 20 years ago. How did it affect you?
My mother bred us from childhood to adulthood because of the divorce. I was almost a tom boy growing up with my brothers. It’s heartbreaking when you live with your parents happily and suddenly, they part ways. Sincerely, we were terribly affected emotionally. It was especially tough where it was only our mother that was attending functions in school and taking care of our needs. It was emotionally sapping and my brothers have their own fair share of memories. It affected me so much while in secondary school because I was always sad going home after school hours to see my mother living without my father. But mum tried her best to make life meaningful for us; she is my hero. And I appreciate God for being there for us.

How old were you when your parents divorced?
Maybe, nine or 10. I was in primary school when it all happened and I remember everything but it is irrelevant talking about it now because we have moved on.

Could you talk about the sacrifices you made as a kid to support your mother financially?
I was always running home during lunch break to prepare lunch for my younger brother but unfortunately, we lost him at 15 years of age. It was really tough! I had to assist my mother in her shop which was very close to our house after school. She was also working to make ends meet.

How did your brother die?
We don’t like talking about it in the family because we miss him dearly. He was an intelligent and brave boy; he died of tuberculosis.

Where did you grow up?
We lived in Ibadan with our parents when my father was working with Mobil and my mother was a house wife. She remained a house wife until they separated. I was born with a silver spoon but I didn’t grow up with it. After their divorce, my mother got a job with Mobil working as a cook to support us. Thereafter, we moved to Jakande Estate, Lekki, Lagos. From there we moved to Thomas Estate, also on the Island. After the entire struggle, God has blessed us tremendously. I am the last child. My eldest brother is married and my elder brother lives in Atlanta; he is also married.

How did that experience shape you?
It made me stronger and independent as a woman. As the only girl, my mother taught me to do domestic chores. Today as a married woman, I have domestic staff but I still cook and do house chores. I started working immediately after I graduated from secondary school at age 15. I worked as a sales girl in a boutique and two other places before I got admission to study, leading up to my diploma. I also worked part time as an undergraduate of Computer Science at the Lagos State University when I was 18-years-old. Thereafter, I got admission into the University of Lagos where I bagged a degree in Theatre Arts. Growing up wasn’t easy, my sister. I have never shared this before in the media but I think God wants His name to be exalted in my life.

What is your advice to couples on divorce?
Honestly, divorce is the worst punishment any parent could subject children to because it’s the children that will face the consequences of their actions. Divorce shouldn’t be considered as an option when couples face-off. It is advisable to settle rather than divorce. Why did you get married if you cannot forgive and reconcile with your partner? I don’t wish my kids to pass through my experience regarding divorce. I always use my parents-in-laws as an example and I try to emulate them in my marriage. After all these years, they are still deeply in love with each other. Even at their age, they still enjoy each other’s company and that is amazing.

Have you reconciled with your father?
I have reconciled with him. I did seven years ago. Our mother always encouraged us to forgive our father and love him regardless of the past. I have a very good relationship with my father now.

Let’s talk about the industry that brought you to limelight. How did you come into Nollywood?
I attended so many auditions after my secondary education and I also did some modelling jobs for a while earning as little as N2000. The highest fee I ever earned was N5000 but I wasn’t discouraged. I worked with Dakova and KC Jabari and I also did ushering jobs at events. I was an usher at Queen Onokala’s first album launch. I was also second runner-up of Queen of All Nations Beauty Pageant. It was after the beauty pageant that I made my Nollywood debut.

How long have you been in the industry?
I have spent over four years as a professional. I came into Nollywood in 2009. Before then I had featured in minor roles while in the University. After graduation and the birth of my first baby, I got deeply involved in acting.

What do you enjoy most about being an actress?
I love stepping into other people lives, living it and depicting it to the best of my abilities and it’s always been a delight.

Have you ever played a role you later regretted?
I wouldn’t play it if it’s not acceptable to me.

Are you saying that even if you are paid a huge amount of money, you wouldn’t play if it’s not acceptable?
Sometimes I actually accept scripts because of the character and not the amount involved. I also consider the energy and intellectual ability that the character demands because I love playing roles that challenge my ability and skills. Basically, I act for the passion and not just for the monetary gains.

Have you ever been embarrassed by a fan?
I learned a lot from my husband who became a superstar before my foray into Nollywood. So, mine is a piece of cake. I don’t tag them embarrassing because it’s a price you have to pay for fame.

How has motherhood been so far?
I enjoy being a mum. God has blessed me with two wonderful kids. It’s wonderful though, tasking, stressful and sometimes depressing, especially when you are a working mum. But I try to create time to be with my kids no matter my busy schedule. I make sure I am always involved in my daughter’s school activities. It would interest you to know that I am my daughter’s lesson teacher. And I must appreciate my lovely mother for making life meaningful for me by teaching me so much; she has been a wonderful mother and grandmother.

What do you enjoy most about being a mother?
I admire watching my little baby bubble with life. Watching my first daughter grow is nothing short of a blessing from God. They give me joy and I celebrate motherhood whenever my daughter calls me mama. It’s a wonderful feeling looking at this creatures God has blessed me with; in fact, they are the best things in my life.

You are presently on set, could you tell us about the movie you are working on?
We are working on a movie entitled Perfect Snake. I am actually playing female lead. I love the role because it is one of my most challenging roles. In fact, the character is my direct opposite. She is a girl that doesn’t smile and is mean. She is a rich kid who does all her father’s dirty deals and is sexually involved with her brother. It’s been fun coming on set in the morning and driving home in the middle of the night.

Who is the perfect snake in the movie?
You will find out after watching the movie when it is released; I wouldn’t let the cat out of the bag.
There is this popular saying ‘no pain, no gain’. Have you had any experience in life that actually made you cry?
I actually cried the day I gave birth to my first child, Isabella. They were tears of joy. I held her and kissed her to appreciate the mercy and grace of God upon my life. And I also cried the day I lost my younger brother. And of course, I cried on my wedding day.

Why did you cry on your wedding day which should be your happiest?
Indeed it was a long journey. We dated for years before we got married on that fateful day, which was my happiest moment in life. My mother was filled with joy seeing her only daughter getting married to her soul mate. In fact, both families were elated.

When did you meet Tuface and how long have you been married?
I met my husband in 1999 and we started dating in 2002. We dated till we got married. Though, there were times we had differences during courtship but the bond we shared and our love for each other took us to the altar. We have been married for over two years and I feel like it’s been forever.

Your husband has been linked with rumours concerning women. How do you handle those moments, especially the recent one about him impregnating a banker?
I really don’t pay attention since I am married to a man that understands me. In fact, most times we laugh over these rumours. Any time such rumours come up in the media, my husband calls me immediately on the phone asking if I have seen what was written. And I reply that I have and we laugh over it and move on because we know that those rumours will not tear us apart. On the recent rumour about him impregnating a banker, I don’t know what they stand to gain with idle gossip. I had just delivered my baby, Olivia. She was barely two months old but we overcame it.

Could you share some of your labour room experiences?
The coming of my first baby was easier but my second baby was not easy. I was screaming and calling on God. I had my babies through caesarean section. I appreciate God but I wish it was through normal delivery. I always remember the pains I had after their delivery because it’s not the normal way of giving birth but the major pains that go with CS. However, regardless of the process, I give God all the glory.

Have you ever felt like having your husband present in the labour room?
He was around during the delivery of my first baby though, he was not allowed into the theatre. He was 24 hours late for the delivery of my second baby. I was so angry with him but he apologised and I forgave him.

Which of the rumours published about your husband hit you hardest?
None, I just want gossips to leave us alone to enjoy our blissful lives together. We don’t disturb them, why are they disturbing our peace? And I also want to appreciate our fans for being there for us.

Most celebrities’ marriages break up. How are you able to enjoy a stable marriage?
I married my friend and we trust, love and respect each other so much. And that has remained the bed rock of our marriage.

Your husband has admitted that you are his African Queen. What actually attracted you to him?
I was very young when we started dating. Honestly, I can’t explain what it is but I just want to be around him always and it just grew into what it is today.

Was he your first love?
I wouldn’t answer this question but I think so.

Tell me what I want to hear, is he?
(smiles) He is my love.

How does your husband react after watching some of the romantic roles you acted including those where you had to kiss another man?
They are two different things but my husband has asked me not to act in bad movies. I am g lad to express my ability as a professional. And concerning playing romantic roles, my husband always say to me, ‘if you have to act a romance scene, you have to do it well or you don’t do it at all.’

Are you saying he is not a jealous guy?
(laughter) No. He is actually a very jealous husband.

How are you coping living with your step children?
I don’t have step children; they are my kids. They are innocent, smart and adorable kids. We have a good family relationship with our kids in America and Nigeria. Zion has a great sense of humour, he is always attached to his sister, Isabel; they are age mates and they always disagree to agree in love. It’s fun watching them stay together whenever they come to their family home. Honestly, we want our children to enjoy their childhood by the grace of God in unity and love. And I really appreciate their mothers for their great understanding and their father, for making our children his priority in life.

Your husband stated in an interview that he is done making kids. Do you still wish to have more kids?
(Smiles) That’s funny. God has blessed us with seven children so I think we have enough. But if God blesses us with one more child, who am I to say no.

Are you planning to produce a movie like your colleagues?
I am working towards producing a movie soon but aside that, my NGO would soon be lunched. I am working presently with a colleague and friend, Tana Adelana. Our first project will be in Jakande Estate schools, located in Lekki. The objective is to assist pupils to have a comfortable environment for learning.

Do you also consider acting beyond Nollywood?
I will if the opportunity comes but I don’t have American accent and I don’t like pretending. If I am given an African woman’s role to play, why not? After all, Rita Dominic is now in Hollywood, which is a commendation for Nollywood.

Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon’s Vice Prime Minister


The wife of Cameroon’s Vice Prime Minister, Amadou Ali, was kidnapped this morning July 27th after men of the Boko Haram sect stormed her home in the northern town of Kolofata, Cameroon’s information minister and government spokesman revealed.

Mrs Ali was kidnapped alongside her domestic staff and one other person. The insurgents also killed 3 people in the attack on Kolofata, a town in Cameroon’s Far North Region near Nigeria

Colonel Felix Nji Formekong, the second commander of Cameroon’s third inter-army military region (RMIA3) based in the regional headquarters of Maroua, said the sect members are believed to still be in the town fiercely engaging military officers

“The situation is very critical here now, and as I am talking to you the Boko Haram elements are still in Kolofata town in a clash with our soldiers. Some of them have already taken away the wife of Vice Prime Minister Ahmadou Ali and her house help while the bodyguards of the Vice Prime Minister have succeeded in taking him out of the town to Mora,” Formekong said, adding that there could be more casualties” he said

Police Avert Major Bomb Blast In Kano

The Police in Kano state yesterday evening, July 26th averted what could have been another fatal bomb blast in the ancient city.

Police operatives averted the calamity after discovering a Peugeot 406 car with registration number AA 513 ZAK, loaded with explosives at the mosque of Sheikh Isyaku Rabiu at Goron Dutse.

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Bomb experts neutralized the explosives immediately and no casualty was recorded.

Below is a statement from the official website of the Nigerian Police force

On Saturday, the 26th July which is an eve to this year’s Eid Fitr celebration by Muslims all over the world, the Kano State Police Command wishes to inform the general Public that at about 10:40pm a distress call was received from the members of the community that a Peugeot 406 white in colour with reg. No AA 513 ZAK was discovered abandoned at the gate of Isiayaku Rabiu Mosque located at Goron Dutse Qtrs Kano.


On receipt of the information, our men led by the EOD Personnel were mobilized to the scene and discovered the said vehicle was loaded with IEDs primed to be detonated during today’s Eid Fitr’s Prayers. We immediately disconnected and dislodge the EIDs safely without causing any injury or damage. If you recall that, the Command is always on air and sometimes physically going round to sensitize the general public on security tips, public awareness and sensitization which result to this success. I urge all citizens of this Country to join hand and support the Command and all the security agencies in fighting terrorism and all forms of criminal activities In the State and the nation in general.

On our part we would continue to give our very best in providing adequate security of lives and properties as well as maintaining law and order in the State.

On behalf of officers and men of the Command, I wish all the good people of Kano State a Happy Eid Fitr. Thanks and God bless you all.

Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon’s Vice Prime Minister

The wife of Cameroon’s Vice Prime Minister, Amadou Ali, was kidnapped this morning July 27th after men of the Boko Haram sect stormed her home in the northern town of Kolofata, Cameroon’s information minister and government spokesman revealed.

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Mrs Ali was kidnapped alongside her domestic staff and one other person. The insurgents also killed 3 people in the attack on Kolofata, a town in Cameroon’s Far North Region near Nigeria

Colonel Felix Nji Formekong, the second commander of Cameroon’s third inter-army military region (RMIA3) based in the regional headquarters of Maroua, said the sect members are believed to still be in the town fiercely engaging military officers

“The situation is very critical here now, and as I am talking to you the Boko Haram elements are still in Kolofata town in a clash with our soldiers. Some of them have already taken away the wife of Vice Prime Minister Ahmadou Ali and her house help while the bodyguards of the Vice Prime Minister have succeeded in taking him out of the town to Mora,” Formekong said, adding that there could be more casualties” he said