Monday, May 29, 2017

Full Text Of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo’s Democracy Day Speech

Dear Nigerians, I bring you good wishes from President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, who as we all know is away from the country on medical vacation.
  1. Today marks the second anniversary of our assumption of office. We must thank the Almighty God not only for preserving our lives to celebrate this second anniversary, but for giving us hope, strength and confidence as we faced the challenges of the past two years.
  2. Our administration outlined three specific areas for our immediate intervention on assumption of office: these were Security, Corruption and the Economy.
  3. In the Northeast of our country, the terrorist group Boko Haram openly challenged the sovereignty and continued existence of the state, killing, maiming,and abducting, causing the displacement of the largest number of our citizens in recent history. Beyond the North East they extended their mindless killings, as far away as Abuja, Kano And Kaduna.

We Have Done Much In 2 Years & Ready To Do More- Dogara

The Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has taken to Twitter to say the Buhari administration has achieved a lot in two years and they are willing to do more. Read his tweets from below upwards.

APC Has Nothing To Celebrate, Says PDP

The People’s Democratic Party has attacked the ruling All Progressives Congress, saying the party has nothing to celebrate two years after took over the mantle of leadership.

The National Publicity Secretary of the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Working Committee, Mr. Dayo Adeyeye, in a statement on Sunday  claimed that the APC-led Government was marked by highhandedness, crass ineptitude and lack of tolerance for the opposition.

He said the APC had endangered democratic foundation laid by the PDP which enabled the opposition to win elections.

Adeyeye said that the activities of the ruling APC were suggestive of a bleak democratic outing for the country in the 2019 elections.

Paul Pogba On Mecca Pilgrimage, Sends Ramadan Greetings

The world’s most expensive footballer Paul Pogba has posted pictures of himself at the holiest site of Islam, days after helping Manchester United to victory in the Europa League final.

He also issued greetings for the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, which began on Saturday.

The Frenchman posted a photo of himself standing in front of the Kaaba, a black cube towards which Muslims turn for their five daily prayers.

“Most beautiful thing I’ve seen in my life,” wrote Pogba, shown wearing the white cloth of Muslims performing umrah, the lesser pilgrimage which is popular during Ramadan. Another picture below;

Buhari at 2: We’ve Secured Nigeria From Predators- Lai Mohammed

After exactly two years in the saddle, the federal government, yesterday, boasted that it had rescued Nigeria from predators and set the country on the path of recovery and sustained development.

Besides, the government pointed out that the country would have been much worse but for its strident effort to arrest corruption and plug loopholes exploited by looters in the past to fleece the country.

The Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, gave the position of the government in an exclusive interview with Vanguard in Abuja last night.

According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari has shown commitment, determination and courage in delivering on the administration’s key agenda of driving out corruption, terrorism and fixing the economy.

Father, Children Lynch Passer-By For Urinating Near Residence

A man, his children and other family members have been arrested by the police in Abuja for allegedly lynching a 60-year-old man who urinated by their residence.

Pius Inaiwe was said to have been killed by the suspects for passing urine in their compound in Jiwa, a community in the Abuja Municipal Area Council. It was learnt that Inaiwe went into a coma after he was assaulted by the suspects.

He was subsequently rushed to a private hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival by the medical personnel.

Punch correspondent gathered that the incident, which occurred last Thursday, caused an uproar in the community resulting in an attempt by some youths to attack the suspects involved in the assault on the deceased.

I Attracted Stolen Child With N200- Suspect

A 14-year-old Nwanne (not real name) in the custody of the Abia State Police Command has confessed that a lady she met at Alaoji near Aba, identified as Chinemerem Isaiah, gave her N200 to attract and steal a three-year-old for her.

She said she met Isaiah when her father sent her on an errand at Alaoji, where she asked her to call one small girl around for her.

She said, “My daddy sent me to give one aunty something; then on the way, I met this other aunty (Isaiah) and she asked me to bring a child. She did not tell me what she wanted to do with the baby.

Court Declares LG Marriage Certificates Illegal

A Lagos High Court has barred local government areas from conducting marriages across the country.

The court, in a judgment, declared that the Local Government Unified Marriage Certificate was unknown to law and therefore unconstitutional, null and void.

A Certified True Copy of the judgment by Justice I. O. Harrison of Court 37, General Civil Division of the Lagos Judicial Division, dated May 15, 2017, in suit no LD/1343GCM/2016, was obtained by Punch correspondent yesterday in Abuja.

The plaintiff, Olamide Babalola, representing himself and other recipients of modified marriage certificates from the local governments, had dragged the Ikeja Local Government and Registered Trustees of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria before the court over the modified marriage certificate issued by the first and second defendants.

Ondo Police Arrest Teachers For Taking Pupils Blood, Fingernails

The Ondo State Police Command has arrested two teachers identified as Blessing Omowera and Sola Kalejaye for allegedly using human parts for ritual purpose.

According to the police, the duo allegedly collected the fingernails and blood of the pupils of Heritage Nursery and Primary School, Ondo town, Ondo State.

While Omowera works at the nursery and primary school, Kalajaye, is said to be a teacher in a secondary school in the town.

It was gathered that when one of the pupils got home, she informed her father what the teacher did to her in the school, and the parents reported the matter at the Ondo Area Command, Ondo.

Members Desert Church Over Sacking Of Presiding Chaplain

The Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa, Ikeja, was a shadow of itself on Sunday during the Sunday service as many members of the church did not show up.

Punch Metro, during a visit to the church, observed that the chapel was sparsely filled as the service, which usually ended around 1pm, was brought to a close at 11.30am.

Of the 30 church members that were supposed to be part of the birthday thanksgiving service for the month of May, only nine were present.

From the prayer session, led by the Chaplain, Very Rev. Ayo Oyadotun, to the choir ministration, the general theme was overcoming difficult times and fighting forces seeking to scatter the church.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Elderly Couple Strangled In Osun Early Hours Of This Morning

The police in Osun on Sunday said unknown assailants strangled to death an elderly couple in Gbongan area of the state.

The spokeswoman of the police in the state, Mrs Folashade Odoro, said in a statement on Sunday that their bodies was found at about 11 am at their residence in Gbongan.

Odoro said the son of the couple, Caleb Akanbi, reported the death of his parents to the police after he found them strangled.

“When police got to the scene of the incident, Mr Reuben Akanbi, 70, and Mrs Victoria Akanbi, 68, who lived in an isolated house were found dead with violence marks on them.

Eniola Badmus Stuns In Short Dress In London

You know her size never stops her from slaying right? You like?

Benue Government Builds 740 Primary Schools

Benue Government says it has constructed 740 primary schools while several others are undergoing renovation. The commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof Dennis Ityavyar, disclosed this in Makurdi today.

“During our last round of supervision, we discovered that majority of the primary schools were completed while work was ongoing on a few others.

“Our emphasis is to lay a solid foundation of education both through policies and structures.”

He also said the administration was discussing with the Federal Government toward converting the state College of Education in Katsina Ala to a Federal College of Education since none existed in the state.

Uche Jombo’s Son Is 2 [Photos]

The actress’ son, Matthew Rodriguez is two today. His mom posted his photos saying she can’t believe it’s two years already. Happy birthday to him!

READ Bola Tinubu’s Democracy Day Message

Former Lagos State Governor, Sen. Bola Tinubu on Sunday urged Nigerians not to take the nation’s democracy for granted, but keep and nurture it for the progress and growth of the country.

Tinubu, an All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart, made the call in his message on this year’s Democracy Day and 2nd year of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. He urged Nigerians to remain vigilant, and by doing so, ensure a better future and better Nigeria for all.

”Democracy Day and our commemoration of it must be more than an empty ritual. It must add up to more than another reason to have another holiday.

”We, as a people, choose democracy as our preferred form of governance not because it would be easy to achieve or to hold even once we have it. Continue...

Airport Sees Sincere Kisses Than….??

Lol, do you agree?

Nigerian Makes Not So Smart Condom Statement & Daddy Freeze Comes For Him

Lol, the Nigerian with the name Onyekachi on twitter made the statement above and Daddy Freeze tore him to pieces. Freeze message below...

Making statements like these, is a sign that a 'smartphone' is in the hands of a 'not so smart' person.
What a vacuous and uninformed tweet, probably borne out of listening to too many yahoo boy pastors anointed with engine oil.
What about couples on family planning? Or a couple where the man survived Ebola but it remains in his semen for up to 8months? Have you heard that some women are allergic to their legally married husband's semen? Do you know other birth control methods are not tolerated by many wives? Are such couples going to feel guilty because a moron was gifted a smartphone and 10mb free data? Continue...

FFK’s Wife Release Angelic Photo

The happy wife of Fani Kayode has been very active on social media. She released the photo wishing her followers a happy Sunday.

Cheers To 1 Year & 99 To Go, Toolz’ Wedding Anniversary Message To Hubby

The Demurens are celebrating their first wedding anniversary today and Toolz has taken to IG to wish herself and partner 99 more years to go. She wrote;

Happy One Year Anniversary to us baby!!! Thank you for making me a better person, a better business person, a better cook, (I call him Onje Simpson) and most importantly a better Christian. Thank you for learning to handle my crazy, and always trying to get me to see the lighter side of life...even at the most inappropriate times lol.
My rock, my ever-smiling Captain (unless I vex you) our journey hasn't been perfect but I know God has been with us every step of the way, and has a lot of great things in store for us, and I'm so thankful that He picked you for me!!
Love you fiercely. 昼昼昼
#CheersToYear1 #99ToGo #TSquareForever

Dino Melaye & Sons Stun In Traditional Outfit [Photo]

Above is how they stepped out today.

After Romantic Babymoon With Fiance, Serena Williams Steps Out For Monaco Event

She's just shared a romantic babymoon with fiance Alexis Ohanian in Florida. And Serena Williams once again took travelling with a bump on board in her stride this weekend, as she attended the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Monaco in Monte-Carlo today.

The pregnant tennis player, 35, continued to showcase her blossoming belly in a patterned, thigh-skimming dress, which suited the sunny weather perfectly.

Explosions Heard In Manchester Again…

A 25-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the Manchester bombing after armed police stormed Manchester's Moss Side, where residents reported explosions being heard.

One resident said on Twitter there was an explosion near Quantock Close and Selworth Road shortly before 2pm.

Dogs have been seen at the scene and police have closed off roads in the area, with some vans being
seen taking evidence away.

Twelve people are now in police custody, nearly a week on from the attack at Manchester Arena, which killed 22 people and injured dozens more. Two more photos below…

Heartbreaking Selfie Shows Battered Face Of Student Who Killed Herself After She Was Attacked By Her Bf

A student who was being beaten by her boyfriend took a harrowing selfie showing her swollen face just days before she killed herself.

Emily Drouet, 18, took the photo of the huge red mark on her cheek and sent it to a friend to document the abuse she was suffering at the hands of Angus Milligan.

He would slap her if he thought she had told a lie, encouraged her to sleep with other men and bought her bondage restraints for her 18th birthday.

Emily was found dead inside her halls of residence in Aberdeen in March 2016 after deciding she was unable to escape from her abusive relationship.

Oritsefemi & Wife Have Some PDA Moments At Heathrow [Photos]

Oritsefemi and wife had some PDA moments at Heathrow airport when the singer went to pick up his wife. Oritsefemi had been in London for sometime now, and his wife,Nabila Fash had to go and join him. They however shared photos showing the world how in love they are. More after the cut.

Snapchat CEO Marries In A Very Private Ceremony

After a whirlwind romance, Miranda Kerr and Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel are officially husband and wife! The couple tied the knot in front of family and friends at their home in Brentwood.

"It was a small intimate wedding," says a source, who added that the bride looked regal and like a "natural princess." In addition to being an intimate affair it was also an emotional one. Both the bride and groom had tears in their eyes, according to the insider.

"The vows were beautiful," said the wedding goer.

As for the guest list for the exclusive event? Mostly high-profile attendees and some models, adds the source.

Davido’s Babymamas Fight Each Other After Learning He Was With Another Woman

Dayum! This is sure a new level, so on a new one. Lol. So Davido was in Ghana yesterday where he performed at a ceremony and reportedly later retired into a hotel room with a busty lady who people said was all over him. His 2nd babyama who just bore him a girl in Atlanta, Amanda who however couldn’t take the news took to to social media where she took a swipe at Davido, the girl and hmm others. She wrote;

“Got a good girl…but hoes is his choice”.

His first babymama Sophia Momodu also couldn’t take down the shade, and went ahead to give it to Amanda. Sophia took to snapchat and promised she will drag Amanda to the gutters if she ever utter anymore words. All Sophia said after the cut.

Muslim Man Sues Pizza Chain For $100m After Being Served Pizza With Pork Pepperoni

A Muslim man is suing America’s third largest pizza chain for $100 million after being served a pizza labelled halal which was topped with pork pepperoni.  

Mohamad Bazzi ordered two halal pizzas twice from Little Caesars branch in Dearborn, Michigan. 

The boxes were labelled halal but were topped with pork, a food which is banned under Islamic law.

Mr Bazzi and his wife were halfway through eating the pizza when they realised they had been eating pork pepperoni, he said in the lawsuit. 

Texas Man Sues Date For Texting During Cinema Date

A man from Texas sued a woman this week for $17.31 - the price of a cinema ticket - after she irritated him by texting during a movie.

Brandon Vezmar, 37, of Austin, claimed Crystal Cruz was "a threat to civilised society" after she used her phone to read and send text messages "at least 10-20 times in 15 minutes" during the 3D showing of “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2” on Saturday.

“It was kind of a first date from hell,” he was quoted as saying.

“She started about 15 minutes after the movie began. “This is one of my biggest pet peeves.”

Messi Gives Enrique Perfect Send-Off

Lionel Messi was inspired as Barcelona beat Alaves to secure the Copa del Rey for the third year running and give coach Luis Enrique a winning send-off.

Enrique is leaving after three years in charge at the Nou Camp.

Ibai Gomez hit the post for Alaves before Messi scored his 54th goal of the season with a 20-yard curler.

Theo Hernandez bent in a free-kick to equalise, but Neymar turned in from close range and then Messi played in Paco Alcacer right on half-time.

Wenger's Future To Be Decided On Thursday

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said his future would become "very clear" by Thursday, after guiding the Gunners to another FA Cup success.

The Frenchman became the first manager to win the FA Cup seven times as his side beat league champions Chelsea 2-1.

The 67-year-old's contract expires this summer, and there has been much speculation about whether he will stay.

"I have kept my medal so that means it is a special night," he said. "For the rest, we will see what happens."

Teenage Boys Allegedly Kidnap, Rape Girl In Bauchi

Two teenage boys have been arrested, allegedly for the kidnap and rape of a teenage schoolgirl in Bauchi.

The teenagers were said to have kidnapped the 16-year-old girl on her way to school and allegedly took her to a mountain in GRA, Bauchi, were they took turns to rape her.

Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Command, Haruna Mohammed, a Superintendent of Police, in a statement issued in Bauchi to newsmen at the weekend said Police detectives from the anti-kidnapping unit of the Command arrested the suspects. He said the arrest was made possible through an intelligence report.

Kidnappers Demand N1bn Ransom For Four Abducted Lagos Pupils

Kidnappers of six pupils of Igbonla Model College, Epe, Lagos State, have contacted some parents of the victims, demanding N1bn ransom to release them.

Sunday Punch learnt that the parents were contacted on Saturday and allowed to briefly speak with their children. While two of them were asked to pay N400m each, another two were told to raise N100m per child.

They were reportedly told to meet with the school authorities and the state government to raise the money.

However, details of ransoms demanded from the remaining parents had yet to be ascertained by our correspondent as of the time of filing this report.

Scott Disick Spotted With Yet Another Lady In Cannes

Scott Disick surely can’t get enough of the ladies or enough ladies as it seems.

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star is on a 34th birthday trip to Cannes but it's not the festival he seems to care about, it’s the women.

Scott was photographed kissing a mystery brunette while sitting by the pool Saturday. She is the fifth woman with whom he has been spotted in Cannes since Tuesday.

Arriving on the same flight to France with Scott and sharing some poolside kisses and cuddles on Wednesday, Bella Thorne, 19, soon appeared to lose interest in him, saying on Twitter she is "not talking to Scott or anyone else. #Dontf--kwithit."

I Feel Sorry For Obanikoro For Reconciling With Tinubu- Bode George

A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George, speaks with Toluwani Eniola about Musiliu Obanikoro’s reconciliation with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and PDP crisis. It’s not the full interview, but brought you what ‘concerns’ us there, lol.

Musiliu Obanikoro, a staunch PDP governorship aspirant, has reconciled with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, how did you feel about this development?

I am not bothered. I read his reasons for reconciling with Bola (Tinubu). He anchored his reconciliation with Tinubu on the problems in the PDP. But it is when there is crisis that you know the truly committed, dedicated and loyal people. Will the people he is going to meet there (APC) say well done, the faithful servant? I feel sorry for him. Tinubu and others were responsible for my travails during the Nigeria Ports Authority crisis when I was sent to prison for doing nothing. I can only wish Obanikoro the best of luck.

Buhari Running Government Of Terror- Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of running a government of terror.

According to Fayose, Buhari is going after Igbo leaders in the opposition by scheming to silence them through harassment and intimidation.

He said the presidency, in doing that, had turned enforcement agencies like the police and Department of State Services into state machinery designed to terrorise the opposition at all cost.

The governor said this in reaction to the reported raid conducted on the home of the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, by security agencies.

Producing Nigerian Usain Bolt Should Be Made Top Priority—Collins

As the race for who becomes the president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria reaches a fever pitch, one of the candidates, Rosa Collins has declared that producing world champions for the country should be a top priority for prospective AFN top shots.

The former African women triple jump record holder, during a chat yesterday said that putting Nigeria back into the map of top athletics nations should be a priority for any candidate wishing to lead the AFN.

She added the days of persons coming to the AFN to seek selfish interests are over, and it was time to work for the rebirth of Nigerian athletics. “Anyone wishing to be president of the AFN should be prepared to produce a Nigerian Usain Bolt.

Rosy Meurer Talks About Adopting A Child

The actress spoke about this yesterday during the children’s day celebration and she says it’s not because she can;t have a child, but it’s something she has always dreamt off. She WROTE;

TO MY FUTURE FORSTER CHILD- Today my thoughts have been turning towards you, towards where you are today, tonight at this very moment. No matter where you are, I'm sure life seems big, and scary and out of control. I just want you to know that there are people who are ready to love you. Me, for one. On my end, I am getting a place ready for you. A safe place. A quiet, loud, musical, fun place. A place with fun, toys and most of all LOVE. I am studying and praying and staying up late thinking about you. I am thinking about how having you in my life will change me and it will change you. I will become a mother and you will have another adult in your life to "come home to" I will make new mommy friends. Continue below...

Ambode’s Wife Committed Sacrilege And Should Apologise - Bishop

The controversy surrounding the sack of a cleric, Femi Taiwo, by Governor Ambode has forced Samson Folarin to go and make more clarification from Rt. Rev. Michael Adeyemi who is the head of the African Church, Ifako Diocese, and the boss of the Presiding Chaplain of the Chapel of Christ the Light, Ikeja, In the interview, the cleric spoke about what he knows about the sack.

What relationship exists between The African Church and the Chapel of Christ the Light?

The chapel belongs to the Lagos State Government, but it is being managed by the entire Christian body and, specifically, the various blocs that form the Christian Association of Nigeria. In CAN, there are five blocs. The African Church belongs to the Christian Council of Nigeria, which is one of the blocs. The position of the Presiding Chaplain of the Chapel is rotated among the blocs to avoid any disharmony in the body of Christ. So, it is our turn to produce the Presiding Chaplain. Continue...

Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Girl Dragged Into Water By Sea Lion Now Has A Rare Infection

The little girl who was dragged into the water by a sea lion in British Columbia now has a hazardous infection. A terrifying video taken Saturday showed the girl being dragged into the water by her dress as onlookers screamed. The incident reportedly took place just after the sea lion had been fed breadcrumbs.

“There was somebody beside [the sea lions] that was trying to feed them,” the girl's father, Mr Lau, told CBC News. "My daughter went to the front to try to see the sea lions, to get a closer look." The girl was saved by the swift response of her grandfather, who immediately jumped into the water to drag her to safety. “If he had one- or two-second doubt about that, my girl could have been gone by then,” Lau said. “That reaction makes him a hero.”

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the Vancouver Aquarium has confirmed that the girl is being treated for "seal finger," a rare and hazardous infection caused by bacteria from a seal's mouth infecting a person's open cut. If untreated, the condition can cause massive swelling leading to the loss of fingers or limbs. "She's going to get the right treatment," Aquarium spokesperson Deana Lancaster told NBC News.

Ex-Military Administrator Of Ekiti, Gombe States Inuwa Bawa Is Dead

The first military administrator of Ekiti and Gombe states, Colonel Inuwa Bawa (rtd) is dead.

Col. Bawa was said to have died at the age of 67 in a hospital in Jos on Friday.

Speaking on behalf of the family, Barrister Aliyu Musa Yawuri, cousin of the deceased said the late Bawa had suffered from typhoid which affected his intestine and warranted surgery. He is survived by his wife and children.