Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Jega Bows Out As INEC Chairman

Attahiru Jega, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission today bowed out of office after five years at the helm of affairs of the electioneering body.

At a brief ceremony at the INEC headquarters, Jega handed over to a national commissioner, Mohammed Wali from Sokoto state, who becomes acting chairman of the commission.

Mr Jega succeeded Maurice Iwu upon appointed by former President Goodluck Jonathan in June, 2010. Mr Jega conducted the 2011 and 2015 general elections. He is also the first INEC chairman to conduct two general elections in Nigeria’s history.

Fresh Ebola Case Reported In Liberia

According to the Liberian Deputy Health Minister, Tolbert Nyensuah, a 17 year old man died of the deadly virus. And they are saying it's possible he infected close friends or relatives before he died.

"A new case of Ebola has been reported in Margibi County. The person has died and was confirmed positive before death. He has been buried" Nyensuah said. He added that the man’s body had been buried safely, in accordance with guidelines to check the spread of Ebola.

Family members of the deceased have been quarantined so as to stop the spread of the virus. Liberia was declared Ebola free on May 9th by the World Health Organization. A total of 11,207 people died from Ebola in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone since the outbreak began in December 2013.

Moving Story… Sickle Cell Patient Explains How His Dogs Have Helped Him Stay Alive

Ajayi Babajide is from Ekiti but lives in Lagos. Ajayi Babatunde an LL reader wrote in this morning asking that his mail be published. I almost over looked it, but the mail subject got my attention. A quick look at the story made me weak and at the same time happy. Ajayi is a sickle cell patient and himself and parents never knew till he was 11 and got into secondary school. His personal hospital had been treating him for malaria over the years, but his school saved him when they made it compulsory that all JSS 1 new intakes must go through different tests. Today, Ajayi is still living with it, but has a word for people in his shoes and even every Nigerian saying information is key. His story after the cut. Btw, we love you so much boy and our prayers are with you and your family!

Reader’s Mail: Did I Deceive Him?

Hello Ladun

Please I want you to help me publish this to your readers as am confused. I am a Nigeria girl based in the UK and I have my papers with the home office expecting my stay but I have been using someone else papers to work to make a living for myself pending the time I would get a reply from the home office.  My husband is based in Nigeria. Before we started dating I let him know that I am not a British citizen that I am just expecting my resident permit, but I didn't tell him I have been using someone else paper to work to get a living for myself.

We both have a 10months old baby. On resuming back to work, cause I have been on maternity leave, my manager told me that I can't use the papers anymore because it has expired.

I explained to my husband and he said I deceived him cause me using another person’s paper to work without tell him his called deceit. Please I just want ask readers, did I deceive him as I am really getting confused.

Smirnoff And DJ SPINALL Treat Benin To An Epic #Doubleside Party

Smirnoff set out to ensure that Friday night would be an unforgettable one for the people in Benin City and it was a huge success! The Smirnoff and SPINALL Industry Nite tour officially kicked off and it was a resounding success, Benin City sure knows how to party!

Fans came through to party with the Unstoppable DJ SPINALL and their favorite celebrities. Party goers got a feel of the #DoubleSide experience, thanks to Smirnoff who ensured there was no dull moment as all present had a taste of the new Smirnoff Guarana.

Caroline Danjuma And Fans Fight Dirty Online Over Age

Caroline Danjuma and some of her followers/fans fought dirty this morning online. Apparently Caroline in one of her posts had earlier said she would be 30 in few years which made some of her fans cry out and asked her to stop the lies. They were of the opinion that people who lie about their age are people who feel they have not achieved much in life. Then Caroline went on to make an ID post to prove she was born in 1987 and she is actually 28. Continue...

Photo: Waje Celebrates Mom At 64

Today is singer Waje’s mom’s birthday and she decided to celebrate her online. She says, ‘I love you Mrs Nnoyelum and like your name, you will stay a long time so you can enjoy me well well’, the singer wrote.

Mozambique Scraps Anti-Gay Law

Mozambique legalized homosexuality on Monday when a new penal code came into force that swept away old Portuguese colonial laws, in a victory for campaigners for gay rights in Africa.

The old code, dating back to 1886, targeted anyone “who habitually engages in vices against nature”, but no known prosecutions were brought after Mozambique became independent in 1975. Breaking the law was theoretically punishable by up to three years of hard labour.

Dercio Tsandzana, an influential blogger and activist, said there had been no public discussion of homosexual rights. “The government instead abides by the external pressure put by some embassies and foreign donors,” he said.

Homosexuality is punishable by death in Sudan and Mauritania.


We Killed Ex-FUTA VC Because Of His RAV4- Aides

Aides of former Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Prof. Albert Ilemobade have confessed to the police that they killed the professor because of his Toyota RAV4. According to the gateman who was fully employed by the deceased, baba’s sacked driver usually sneak into the house to come and see him sometimes and he was the one who pushed him to the act. The gateman, Daniel said it was he, Bamitale that came to meet him on that faithful day and told him that the herbalist he went to meet has advised them that if they want the operation to be successful and not having any problems after stealing the jeep, they must kill their boss and pack a handful of sand away from the house and the operation would be successful.

Long story cut short, they killed him around 11pm on the unfortunate day went to his room, took some cash, his two phones and laptop and escaped with the jeep. When they got to Lagos they couldn’t get a buyer and headed for Ijebu Ode, it was there that the buyer they found suspected foul play and called in the police and that was how they were arrested. They however confessed the man does not deserve the untimely death they brought upon him because he was nice to them. The Police Commissioner while speaking to press said the two suspects would face the wrath of the law.

70-Year Old Commits Suicide By Slashing Own Throat

A 70-year old woman, Mrs. Saratu Rahman, aka Iya Ogbomoso, from Offa, in the Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State, has killed herself with a razor blade. Punch correspondent gathered on Monday that the woman, a mother of four, cut her throat with the razor blade.

A neighbour, who identified herself simply as Yetunde, said when she and other neighbours heard Rahman screamed, they rushed to her room and saw her in a pool of blood. She stated that they contacted the police, adding that she was later rushed to a hospital where she was treated for two days before she eventually died.

Monday, June 29, 2015

UK To Hold Minute's Silence On Friday To Remember Citizens Killed In Tunisian Attack

A national minute's silence will be held to remember victims of the Tunisian beach attack, Prime Minister, David Cameron has announced. The silence will take place on Friday 3 July at 12:00 BST, a week after the shooting which killed 38 people took place.

The official UK death toll currently stands at 18, but it is expected to rise with some in critical conditions and some still missing. All Britons injured in the attack in Tunisia will be returned to the UK within 24 hours, reports have said. David Cameron while speaking on the attack described it as "brutal and sickening" and we totally agree. Too sickening! 

Call For Prayer : PDP Replies Presidency After It Responded

The People’s Democratic Party through its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh has replied the Presidency after its Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina blasted the party for calling on Nigerians to pray for president Buhari. According to Metuh major issues raised were not addressed but instead they made empty boasts. He further said the party would not in any way be cowed by threats and wild allegations by the Presidency into abdicating its responsibility of speaking out as an opposition party where the system is derailing. Below is the press statement released by the party. I hope Nigerians know this ‘war’ is not about to stop? Not in the next 4 years, not even in the next 8 years. Continue…

Escapees Tell BBC Chibok Girls Have Been Forced To Join Boko Haram & Now Kill

Some of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped have been forced to join Islamist militant group Boko Haram, the BBC has been told. Witnesses say some are now being used to terrorise other captives, and are even carrying out killings themselves.

The testimony cannot be verified but Amnesty International says other girls kidnapped by Boko Haram have been forced to fight.  219 schoolgirls from Chibok, are still missing, more than a year after they were kidnapped from their school in northern Nigeria. Many of those seized are Christians.

Three women who claim they were held in the same camps as some of the Chibok girls have told the BBC's Panorama programme that some of them have been brainwashed and are now carrying out punishments on behalf of the militants.

Presidency Denies Arrest Of Buhari's Brother-in-Law

Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, has denied reports of the order of arrest of Alhaji Yola by the President. It was earlier reported by Sahara Reporters that the younger brother of the wife of the president had collected the sum of N300m from a business man to secure an oil-bloc from the president, which made the president angry an ordered fro his arrest.

Garba Shehu has however told the press that, it is far from the truth and  nothing of such happened.

Photos: OOU Students Protest Colleagues Death On Highway As They Cried & Yell

Thousands of grieving Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) students seized the Sagamu – Ilisan stretch of the Lagos – Ore expressway today as they stormed the scene of the horrific accident which claimed the lives of a dozen of their colleagues last Friday.

Vehicular movement came to abrupt halt on both lanes of the dual carriage way. Travellers were turned back even as they threatened to hauled stones at any truck carrying container.

The students who arrived in four long buses and about three cars had converged to pray at the scene for the repose of their colleagues but emotions took the better part of them as they cried, yelled and cursed the driver that brought the untimely death on the affected students. See two more photos below.

Alibaba Releases 50 Things That Can Kill An Artiste's Career

In continuation of his 50th birthday celebration, Comedian Alibaba has released 50 things that can kill an artiste's career. Honestly, Alibaba is the funniest comedian alive today in Nigeria. Ahn ahn bros needs to chill, else these young boys go just dey curse am o, hahaha. Here are the 50 things the comedian listed out. Like one of my readers will say, truth hurts, lol. Enjoy!

SOME 50 THINGS THAT CAN KILL AN ARTISTE'S CAREER 

1. Not understanding the business 2. Failure to research 3. Poor financial management skills 4. Charges and discounts 5. Pride and arrogance 6. Expensive Lifestyle 7. Taking game changers for granted 8. Bad health 9. Peer pressure 10. Lack of quality education 11. Wicked contracts 12. Failure to take risks 13. Not matching up to competition 14. Not networking 15. Failure to weigh consequences of decisions 16. Wanting to be everything 17. Continue below…

Photo: Dayo Adeneye Becomes A Grandfather

Media personality, Dayo Adeneye is now a grandfather. One of his children recently welcomed a son who has been named Jordan. The media guru posted a photo of himself and his grandson saying he can’t believe he is a grand dad already. We also can’t believe he is. Big congrats to him.

Photos: BVN ‘Madness’ Bank Rents Chairs For Customers As They Attend To Them Outside

A lot of Nigerians have been rushing to their various banks in the last few days to get their Bank Verification Number before the registration closes tomorrow. A UBA branch in Abeokuta was however nice to its customers when many of them stormed the banking hall this morning to get their BVN numbers. The bank’s management made arrangements for chairs and a canopy for them to sit while they were being attended to outside the banking hall. But why do Nigerians like last minute rush?

Buy, Drink and Enjoy “YUGO” Yoghurt Base Milk Drink

Something exciting and highly nourishing has hit the Nigerian market, and we thought it wise to bring you details of its rich contents and nutritional value for your enjoyment; it is "Yugo" milk drink.

Health Benefit of Yugo  “Yoghurt Base Milk Drink”

YUGO milk drink is a yoghurt base drink, which undergo fermentation process before further processing, the major raw material for production of YUGO are milk, water, sugar and starter culture. Fermentation process involve is lactic acid fermentation. Lactic acid fermentation is used in many areas of the world to produce foods that cannot be produced through other methods. The most commercially important genus of lactic acid-fermenting bacteria is Lactobacillus. Two of the most common applications of lactic acid fermentation are in the production of yogurt and sauerkraut.

Pastor Gives Out 22 Cars, Millions Of Naira To Celebrate Birthday

The Senior Pastor of Champions Royal Assembly, Kubwa, Abuja, Joshua Iginla, on Sunday gave out 22 cars and cash worth millions of naira to celebrate his birthday and that of his wife during last Sunday’s service in their church. The pastor said the gifts he gave out wasn’t to show off but as a matter of fact it’s like 10% of what he actually does in secret.

Among the cars he gave out were 10 SUVs and cash ranging from N50,000 -N500,000. He also unveiled 33 books written by him. Here’s what he said;

“My birthday is all about giving to the needy. What I do here is just 10 per cent of what I do secretly. I don’t give to show up; I give to teach people and to provoke them to give. I have many people on scholarship, I have widows on my payroll, we have rescued prostitutes and empowered them with skills acquisition programmes, I have orphans I am taking care of. I have schools of the handicapped that we have been assisting and the physically-challenged students irrespective of their religions. Gospel is practical, not only spiritual,” he said.

There were also 16 Nollywood actors who attended the service, including Zack Orji, Francis Duru, Alex Usifo and Fathia Balogun, six of whom were beneficiaries of the car gifts.


Facebook Removes Bukola Saraki’s UK Passport From Sahara Reporter’s Page, Threatens Website

Facebook administration has removed the UK passport of Bukola Saraki from the fan page of Sahara Reporters that its publisher had earlier posted. They also threatened to unpublish the website's fan page. Sahara reporters has however reacted to the threat. See what they said;


Omoyele Sowore Calls Out Bukola Saraki On Facebook, Says He Is Not A Nigerian

Lol the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore has come for the Senate President Bukola Saraki. The publisher took out time late yesterday to write few things he claims he knows about the senate president and even attached documents. First he revealed the Senate President is British slamming his passport data on his Facebook wall. Also see another thing he wrote about him after the cut.

Buhari Orders Arrest Of Wife's Younger Brother

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered Nigeria’s security agents to arrest his brother-in-law for allegedly extorting money from an unnamed businessman, a close confidante of the Nigerian leader told SaharaReporters. He said the suspect, named Musa Yola, was the immediate younger brother of Mr. Buhari’s wife.

Our source disclosed that the suspect, also addressed as “Alhaji Yola,” reportedly received N300 million from a businessman after promising to provide his dupe with political access to secure an oil block from the Buhari administration. According to our source, Mr. Buhari personally ordered last Monday night that Mr. Yola be produced before him in handcuffs in the company of the businessman he duped.

Photo: 3 Years After Marriage, Actress Mosun Filani Is Unrecognisable

That’s the actress, left, before marriage, three years after with two kids, right. The actress is almost unrecognisable.


Femi Adeshina Blasts Metuh Over Calls To Pray For Buhari

Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has blasted the national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after its 30-day appraisal of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration as leader of Nigeria, noting that, the PDP has “a long road of regrets to travel”.

Adesina in a statement issued on Sunday, said Buhari’s administration was cleaning PDP’s Augean Stable (mess). “It is amusing to read what the National Publicity Secretary of the defeated Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, considers a 30-day appraisal of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

Photos: 17-Year Old Forced To Marry Retarded Man Kills Him In Lagos

Just like the 14-year old Kano little bride who poisoned her husband, another 17-year old lady who was forced to marry a retarded man by her father and the man’s relations has poisoned him so that she can be free to remarry.  The story;

A Beninoise, Kwenume Ojo, aka Abiodun, has been arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly killing her husband, Jimoh Ojo, 32, in the Yaba area of the state. Punch Metro learnt that Kwenume put poison in her husband’s soft drink and forced it down his throat while he slept on the bed.

MEET The Only Survivor Of Sagamu’s Ghastly Auto Crash

Ibukun visited by the Secretary to Ogun State Government and Ogun State Deputy Governor.

Apparently there was a survivor of the ghastly auto crash that killed 8 OOU students and four others on Friday by Sagamu along Sagamu-Benin express way when a truck had a head-on-collision with the bus they were in. The name of the survivor is Akinbo Ibukun and she is a 300L Chemistry student of the institution.

Today, Monday, 29th of June and tomorrow. 30th of June have been declared lecture free days in the institution to mourn the students.

Already, two of the students, Dare Olatunji Michael and Aminat Adebayo have been buried. They were buried yesterday. The driver of the commercial bus, Lukman Adekeye has also been laid to rest.

Nigeria, India To Sign Prisoners Swap Pact

Arrangements are underway for Nigeria and India to sign Prisoners Transfer Agreement to allow prisoners of the two countries return to their home countries to serve their jail terms.

The Indian High Commissioner, Ajjampur Ghanashyam, who said this while featuring on the News Agency of Nigeria Forum on Sunday in Abuja, said no fewer than 1,100 Nigerians were serving various prison terms in India.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

PDP Urges Nigerians To Pray For Buhari

The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has called on Nigerians to please pray for the president saying it has become necessary given the fact that the administration is finding it difficult to locate its bearing not to think of taking off and facing the challenges of governance. PDP made the statement today through its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh. Find it after the cut.

Photos: Body Of Assumed Kidnapped Ex-FUTA Chancellor Found In His Compound

The body of kidnapped former Vice-Chancellor of the ‎Federal University of Technology (FUTA), Prof. Albert Ilemobade has been found. Sadly, his body was found this morning in his own compound in Akure at an abandoned store outside the main building where cables are been kept.

The police have so far arrested two persons in connection with the killing, and his gate man that was earlier reported to have been kidnapped with him is now a major suspect. A source told Sahara reporters that it was later discovered that the gate man and another accomplice decided to kill the elderly man just to steal his new car. The car had earlier been recovered by the police who found it in Ogun State. See more photos below.