Sunday, November 29, 2015

Nigerian Customs Destroys Smuggled Frozen Products Worth N11.56m

The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operation Unit, Zone C, says it has destroyed 1,365 cartons of imported frozen products valued at N11.56m in Benin.

The Comptroller of Zone C, Victor Dimka disclosed this in a statement today. According to the statement, the products were destroyed on Saturday at the NSC office in Benin after they were seized on Thursday by men of the NCS in the Benin-Ekiadolor area of Edo at about 1.00 p.m.

1,205 cartons of the seized cartons contained imported frozen poultry products, valued at N9.6 million while the remaining 160 cartons contained frozen fish estimated at about N1.9 million.

Lagos To Prosecute T.B. Joshua, Others Over Death Of 116 Persons In Church Building Collapse

The trustees of ‎Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) will on Monday (November 30, 2015) be arraigned before a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja over the collapse of a six-story building in the church on September 12, 2014, which led to the death of 116 persons.

Senior Pastor of the church, Prophet T.B Joshua is one of the trustees.

The trustees will be arraigned before Justice Lawal Akapo alongside the engineers who constructed the collapsed building.

A statement by the Deputy Director, Public Affairs of the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Bola Akingbade, confirmed the scheduled arraignment.

Women To Participate In Saudi Politics For The First Time

Saudi women running for public office next month for the first time ever begin campaigning Sunday in another step forward for women’s rights in the conservative kingdom’s slow democratic process.

Around 900 women are standing in the December 12 municipal elections, which will also be the first time females have been allowed to participate in choosing officials.

“This is one of the first steps for women’s rights, a big step for us,” said Sahar Hassan Nasief, an activist in the Red Sea city of Jeddah who has many friends running for office.

Christians & Muslims Welcome Pope Francis To Central African Republic

Pope Francis arrived Sunday in the conflict-torn Central African Republic, brushing aside security concerns to bring a message of peace and reconciliation to a country where violence between Christian and Muslim militants has forced nearly 1 million from their homes over the last two years and divided the capital city.

Schoolgirls in yellow and white dresses, the colors of the Holy See flag, both majority Christians and the Muslim minority, joined government and church authorities to welcome Francis both majority Christians and the Muslim minority

at the heavily secured Bangui airport. The pope's Alitalia charter landed just beyond the settlement for displaced residents that has cropped up on the airport's edge, housing some of the people displaced by the violence.

Photos: Jude Okoye’s Daughter Turns One

Jude Okoye’s little girl, Emma Adanna Okoye is one today.  Her mom, dad and uncle took to instagram to wish her a happy birthday. See what her mom wrote below and check out more photos after the cut.

''You gave my life a new meaning my sweet little angel.. I loved you before I met you. You have brought nothing but joy to everyone of us and we pray that God in his infinite mercy protect and guide you every single day of your life. I wish you good health, long life, prosperity, wisdom and knowledge that passeth all human understanding in Jesus name... I love u eternally my princess.''

AY Comedian & Wife Celebrate 7th Wedding Anniversary

The comedian and his wife, Mabel who got to know each other 11years ago, and wedded  4 years after are celebrating their 7th wedding anniversary today. We wish the couple many happy years ahead. Below is what AY wrote on one of his social media pages celebrating himself and his wife.

N.B. Off to church, see you guys later. Hope you all are also going to church oh, it’s time to dance and thank Him for all He has done. He has been more than faithful. Let’s give him back all the glory today in church. Bless you and see ya!

Man Who Stole Human Brains From Museum Jailed

A 23-year-old Indiana man has pleaded guilty to breaking into a medical museum and stealing preserved human brains and other tissue that he then sold online, authorities said.

David Charles, of Indianapolis, pleaded guilty to six charges including receiving stolen property, and burglary in a Marion County court where Magistrate Amy Barbar sentenced him to one year of home detention and two years of probation.

Charles on multiple occasions broke into the Indiana Medical History Museum to steal jars of brains and other human tissue, according to Marion County prosecutor's office.

I Will Win The Elections Again, Mark Boasts

After the Court of Appeal sitting in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, on Saturday voided the return of former Senate President, David Mark, of the Peoples Democratic Party as the winner of the March 28 Benue South Senatorial District election, Mr Mark has said whatever the case may be, if the election is conducted again, he would still defeat Daniel Onjeh of APC, who challenged his victory in court.

Reacting through his spokesperson, Paul Mumeh, Mark said, “I won the election clean and clear. If we go back to the polls 100 times, I will still win convincingly.

“Whatever the situation may be, one thing I know is that my people are solidly behind me. They also appreciate the fact that I have done more than enough to lift up Idoma nation to a position of eminence in the contemporary political history of Nigeria.”

President Buhari Calls For Help In Malta For Nigeria & Other Countries Affected By Terrorism

The President of Nigeria has called for help in Malta for Nigeria and other countries affected by the scourge of terrorism. He called for the establishment of a Commonwealth Committee to oversee the rendering of greater assistance and support to Nigeria and other member-countries which had been adversely affected by terrorism. The President made the plea when he spoke at a banquet hosted by Queen Elizabeth II for Heads of State and Government participating in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adeshina said in a statement yesterday.

He also noted that 10,000 Nigerians have been killed and 2 million people have been internally displaced so far since terrorism started 6 years ago in Nigeria. He said most of the people affected are women and children.

He also expressed the hope that the committee would have been established before the next meeting of the organisation.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Court Of Appeal Sacks Sen. David Mark

A Court of Appeal, sitting in Makurdi, Benue State, has nullified the election of former senate president, David Mark. The court faulted the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission to declare Mark, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, winner of the March 28 senatorial election in Benue south.

A rerun of the poll must be conducted within 90 days, the court ruled.

Mark’s purported victory was challenged by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Donald Onjeh. Yet another one.

Photos: Pope Francis Honours 43 Christians Burnt Alive In Uganda For Refusing To Renounce Their Faith

Up to two million people today turned out to see Pope Francis honour Ugandan Christian martyrs who were tortured and burned alive by a tyrant king.

Twenty-three Anglican and Twenty-Two Catholic martyrs were executed a century ago on the orders of King Mwanga II, of Buganda Kingdom in central Uganda. Their deaths between 1885 and 1887 were punishment for refusing to renounce their faith or submit to the ruler's alleged sexual advances.

During this morning's Mass, a somber Francis urged Catholics to follow in the Christians' missionary zeal and spread the faith at home and abroad.

7-Year Old Boy Shot On Doorstep Writes Saddest Ever Letter To Santa Appealing For Gunmen To Be Caught

This note written with a red felt tip pen looks at first glance like it could be any normal wish list from a young boy to Santa. But the first request from seven-year-old Christian Hickey says he wants Father Christmas to “help the police catch the people who hurt me”.

The lad’s moving plea refers to the gangsters who shot him in the leg.

Christian and his mum Jayne, 30, were gunned down last month when they answered their front door. The boy – now recovering at home after extensive treatment in hospital – also asked Santa for goodies such as Match Attax cards, a remote control helicopter, and video games including Fifa 16, and Jurassic World.

Officers revealed the letter yesterday as they appealed again for assistance in the hunt for the two gun­men who struck in Salford.

Apple Ex-Employee Messes Up Rented Apartment With Excretes, Dirts & Unthinkable Substances

You have never seen a thing like this before, and I am sure you will ask yourself after reading this, what could have led him to this. Depression? Unbalanced state? It will leave you speechless. Btw, the pics could be very disgusting, if you are eating right now please don’t continue, lol. Never seen such dirt before in a home.

A former Apple employee wrecked a SECOND house and may have left a trail of filth everywhere he stayed, it has emerged. Robert Kummer, 37, is said to have left a Dublin home covered in excrement, causing around £5,000 worth of damage.

Landlord Michael Mulligan told the Irish Mirror he had to remove two tonnes of rubbish after his mucky tenant left.

Goat Put In Tiger's Den For Lunch Kicks Him Out Of His Bed

                                                                   The new  best friends
When God says it’s not yet time for you to die, lol. When staff at a Russian safari park placed a goat inside their Siberian tiger's enclosure, they presumed that would be the last they saw of it.

But instead they've been left scratching their heads after the big cat's intended lunch instead became his BEST FRIEND. What's more, the supposedly killer animal has let the goat have its BED.

The unlikely friendship blossomed at the Far Eastern Safari Park at Shkotovsky, in the Primorsky region.

Lagos State Safety Commission Shuts Down Shoprite

The Lagos State Safety Commission has shut the multi-billion multi-national shopping outlet, Shoprite located at the Ikeja Shopping Mall, Ikeja, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, for allegedly breaching safety law, Pm News is reporting.

Officials of the commission were said to have stormed Shoprite yesterday afternoon and drove everyone out and sealed off the massive premises, placing a seal order at the entrance.

The seal order notice read: “Sealed, this premises has been sealed following the breach of safety law. This seal must not be broken. For further enquiries, contact the Commission.”

Buhari Pledges $1m To Development Of Water Infrastructure In Africa

The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhai has pledged the sum of $1m for the development of water infrastructure in Africa. The President’s speech was read yesterday by the Minister of Water Resources, Mr. Suleiman Adamu at the AWF 10th anniversary celebration held in Abuja.

Buhari emphasised that the AWF’s mandate was to mobilise water investments for Africa, but stressed that the greatest challenge confronting the body was the need to secure adequate funds.

He also reminded other African countries who pledged to this development in 2012, reminding them of the importance.

Interesting! Etcetera Calls Out Buhari, APC, INEC Over Nigeria

Oga ju! Read… It is beginning to unfold how risky and dangerous it is for Nigeria that Buhari doubles as president and the petroleum minister. As the president, he already has too much on his plate with too many issues pulling the country towards collapse.

From the north, Boko Haram is threatening to drag the whole country down a cliff, and if nothing is done pretty soon, we are going to have a situation in our hands with the Biafra movement. It is already a keg of gunpowder waiting to explode in our faces. The business of armed robbery has never been as lucrative as it is today.

The economy is another area that calls for the president’s urgent attention. But what do we have? A president who has more-or-less assumed the role of a jack of all trade while doing nothing in particular. The president should resign as the minister of petroleum immediately if we are ever going to have sanity in the petroleum industry.

Photos: Ambode Presents Vehicles, Gunboats, Helicopters & More To Lagos State Police

The Governor of Lagos State yesterday presented brand new vehicles, Motorcycles, Gunboats and Helicopters to the Police in Lagos State and the Rapid Response Squad, RRS. Though the President was billed to attend the occasion, but he was far away in Malta and was well represent by the Minister of Interior, Gen. Abdul Rahman Dambazzau. See more photos below.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Tanzania’s New President Is Not Smiling! He Is Making Sure Every Kobo Is Spent Rightly… READ

Tanzanian officials will not be allowed to send out the usual government printed Christmas and New Year cards this year as part of belt-tightening measures by the new president.

John Magufuli has implemented a series of austerity steps since being sworn in on Nov. 5, including canceling independence day festivities and restricting foreign travel by officials.

The president's chief secretary "has prohibited the printing of Christmas and New Year cards at the government's expense," the presidency said in a statement. "Anyone who wants to print those cards should do so at his or her own personal cost."

"The funds set aside for the cards should be used to pay off debts that government ministries, departments and institutions owe citizens and other creditors for goods and services rendered or should be directed towards other priority areas," it said.

Port-Harcourt Get Ready To Be Rewarded In The #SaveAndWinBig Promo!

It’s the second week of the Lucozade Ribena #SaveAndWinBig promo and the excitement is building up as 20 lucky winners emerged this week making it a total of 45 lucky shoppers who have been rewarded with fabulous prizes courtesy Lucozade and Ribena.

One of the young boys, Uche David was undoubtedly the happiest of the winners. His mother took him to shop for his favourite drink, Ribena, where he was then spotted by one of the promo ambassadors in the supermarket who surprised him with the latest play station portable (PSP). It was indeed a perfect gift for him and his mum was so thankful to the makers of Lucozade and Ribena for the ‘surprise’ gift.

Other lucky winners also went home with N20k shopping vouchers, PSPs, home theatres and LED TVs. It’s about to get better!!

The Miss Kanekalon 2015 Beauty Pageant Event In Pictures

It was a day to remember, as Miss ESTHER CHIAMAKA CHUKWUJEKWU was crowned Miss Kanekalon 2015. The event, held at the Landmark Event Centre in Victoria Island, showcased the 20 beautiful finalists as they displayed innovative braids and styles, styled by their talented and creative stylists using Kanekalon products.

The guests were entertained with a dazzling hair show by Darling, Nina and X-Pression, great performances by Olamide and Seyi Shay, and of course, the captivating performances by the 20 finalists.

The new Miss Kanekalon 2015 was presented with a brand new Toyota Yaris 2015 and a handsome cash gift with runner-ups and the three partnering hair stylists also receiving fantastic gifts to take home.

President Buhari Meets The Queen Of England In Malta

The President who left Nigeria for Malta yesterday, met the Queen of England today in Malta when the Queen hosted a reception for new Common Heads of government at San Anton Palace. See more photos below.

Check Out These New Photos Of Mercy Johnson’s Growing Bump & Her Kids

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Photo: Don Jazzy Gives Guests $600 Each For Attending His Private Birthday Party

                                 (The cash displayed by N6 who was one of the guests)
The Don who was a year older yesterday had a little celebration where he invited 30 people to dine with him as he celebrates his special day. We hear all the guests at the party went home with $600 each. Cool FM OAP, N^ shared the news on his instagram page. He wrote;

N6 captioned the photo “Tonite Has Been An Incredible Evening Im Sorry I Cant Give You Guys Details Of The Nite But Lets Just Say Everyone Who Came To Don Jazzys Birthday Party Tonite Went Home With At Least $600 And Im Talking At Least 30 People  #Goodnite #Hbddonjazzy”

Facebook Hacker Nabbed In Rivers State After Successfully Duping 5 Influential Nigerians (Photo)

Nemesis has caught up with a 36 year old cosmetic seller, Daniel Obasi, who also is a serial facebook account hacker after he posed as the Deputy governor of two states in the South West. Before the long hands of the law caught up with him, five influential Nigerians had fallen prey to his cock and bull stories and were handsomely duped.

Vanguard gathered that Obasi who hails from Imo State and resides in Port Harcourt, River State hacked into the Facebook accounts of the Ondo and Lagos state deputy governors Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo and Alhaja Oluranti Idiat Adebule respectively and made good money from their unsuspecting friends and acquaintances.

The suspect who was paraded alongside other criminals at the state police headquarters confirmed to Vanguard during an interview that he specialises in hacking to the face book account of prominent Nigerians in a bid to dupe their unsuspecting friends.

Photos: Remi Surutu’s Brother Opens Recording Studio/Lounge For Her

          LOVE: Remi wiping her tears in 1st photo                                       Holds him tight here

This is what we always talk about, bond with your family, stay together. Husband might leave, a wife might leave, but your family will never leave hehehe. So actress Remi Surutu yesterday cried in the open at the opening of her new recording studio/lounge that her brother surprised her with. The lounge is located at Oluwaleyimu street, off Allen Avenue, Ikeja. He just wants her to be her own boss, and alas he made it happen.

Among those that came to grace the opening of the place were; Wasiu Alabi Pasuma, Dosu Joseph former Nigerian goal keeper, Afolabi Orekoya, Gbenga 01, Alhaji Murphy, Kennyrhoda, Weird Mc, Liz Da-silva, Adediwura Gold, Funke Etti, Kunle Anikulapo Kuti‎, Iyabo Ojo and many of her colleagues. See more photos after the cut.

God bless her brother, Babatunde Raji.

Photos: Mom Who Snatched Her Daughter’s Boyfriend Will Tie The Knot With Him Next Year

When Marie Summers ties the knot next year, there will be one very important person missing from the congregation.

Because her daughter Danni can’t bring herself to watch as her mum weds Anthony Key – the man Marie stole from her.

The sordid affair between Danni’s cheating ex and her mum, 44, nearly tore the family apart.

Ex-Chelsea Striker, Didier Drogba Wants To Manage Blues

Former Chelsea striker, Didier Drogba says he has an agreement to return to the club once he finishes playing and wants it to be as manager.

Drogba, who now plays in Canada, scored 164 goals in two spells with the Blues.

"I want to give back to the club which has given so much to me. I have agreed that with the club directors. Why not manager? Why not sporting director, trainer at the academy or maybe an advising role for strikers?," the 37-year-old told BBC Africa.

Dubai Tourism Debuts At Akwaaba Travel Market & Rewards Nigerians With Amazing Travel And Shopping Experience

As part of a diverse programme of activities to mark the 2016 Dubai Shopping Festival, Dubai Tourism has launched a competition rewarding Nigerians with exciting paid travel experiences to the city, to enjoy the festival in January.

Tagged the “Dubai Shopping Festival Giveaway” promotion, Dubai plans to reward Nigerians who are keen travelers with thrilling shopping experiences in Dubai. Over the past decade, Dubai has developed into a leading shopping destination offering visitors a wealth of unique experiences and opportunities.

Photo: Man Abducts 11-Year Old Girls, Raped & Turned Them Into Slaves For Four Years

Two stolen kids that were rescued by the Cross River State Police Command on Thursday said they were made sex slaves by a herbalist, Emmanuel Akpan-Okon, who held them hostage for four years.

The kids, Esther Wisdom and Felicia Destiny, both aged 11, said in the four years that they were held hostage, the herbalist raped them almost every day.

Akpan-Okon (42) was arrested by the police following a tip-off that he specialised in the preparation of charms for armed robbers.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Henry Fadairo, said the rescued kids were abducted from their parents separately from Onitsha, Anambra State, and Auchi, Edo State.
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