It will be recalled that Mrs Akunyili has been sick for a while, but showed up at the on-going conference in Abuja where she thanked those who stood by her and said she was getting better. Please let’s say a word of prayer for her.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram terror group in the early hours of Saturday blew up a bridge that links Borno and Adamawa states during an attack on Limankara, a village in Borno State, witnesses and security operatives said.
The gunmen also reportedly abducted the family of a police officer, including his wife and two children; before virtually destroying the village. The incident, according to council officials in Madagali Local Government Area, caused over 3000 persons to flee the village into neighboring communities.
Many, including security officials, believe that the attack on the bridge could be a ploy to scuttle easy access of military troops to the area, where the kidnapped Chibok girls were believed to have been held, PremiumTimes reports.
Despite their scheduled exams today, OAU students moved out in their numbers to walk in solidarity for the missing school girls to be rescued by Nigerian government and #bringbackourgirls. One of them said, ‘We want action, not committees’, ‘I wouldn't keep mute if my sisters were involved, would you?’
So PROUD of them... more pictures and tweets below.
A peaceful protest was held today in Lagos asking the government to bring back the missing girls. Tonto Dikeh, Toke Makinwa, Ini Edo, Tiwa Savage, Adaora Ukoh, Jeremiah Ogbodo, were part of the celebrities spotted at the rally. They marched from Falomo roundabout to the State house in Onikan, where they met with Governor Fashola. More pictures after the cut.
The Nigerian military have faulted the claims of Amnesty International that they got a 4-hour advanced warning of the school girls’ raid which took place last month in Chibok. The Director of Defence Information, Chris Olukolade said AI’s allegation is very “unfortunate and untrue”.
Stating that the Nigerian military received information of the on-going attack from troops on patrol, after which they attacked the terrorists and called for more reinforcement.
President Jonathan yesterday while speaking to journalists at the end of the 24th World Economic Forum for Africa, WEFA, which ended in Abuja yesterday, said the masterminds of Nyanya bomb blasts, which occurred on two separate days have been arrested. He said they are also helping security agencies reveal their financiers.
He also made it known to journalists that the Federal Government had set aside $10 million as matching grant for the international community to rescue missing school girls.
Friday, May 9, 2014
Genevieve Nnaji tonight granted CNN an interview about the missing school girls, where she said 'we won’t stop until the girls are found'. The interview was conducted by Max Foster. Find it below;
Genevieve: Everyone is involved. We are all mothers, we are all humans and these are young girls that have been taken into captivity and uh.... we just felt that as.. some of us who have a bigger face and more recognizable in terms of being celebrities and having a large fan base, we thought it's our responsibility to help shed light and bring the fight to the forefront and stop this inhumane act. Continue below....
CNN this evening reports that human rights group Amnesty International says Nigerian military commanders had up to four hours advance warning of school raid where 276 girls were abducted but failed to act because they weren't able to raise enough troops to respond. They had 17 soldiers on ground and alerted police officers in Chibok to also be at alert.
But obviously they could do little or nothing to stop the men. Also read what CNN's Isha Sesay said below;
The wife of the Osun State Governor, Mrs Sherifat Aregbesola, and other women yesterday marched to the office of her husband, the State Governor to protest the abduction of Chibok missing school girls.
Other women who were present are; the Deputy Governor, Mrs Titi Laoye-Tomori; Member House of Representatives, Honourable Ayo Omidiran; Commissioner for Women and Children Affairs, Mrs Mofolake Adegboyega; Aare Iyaloja, Alhaja Awawu amongst others. Hopefully these protests won’t stop until the girls are found. More photos after the cut.
Muhammadu Buhari has condemned Boko Haram for their different havocs in the country and for abducting over 200 school girls. He says the group does not portray the Islamic faith he practices and are mindless bigots portraying themselves as Muslims. Here is part of his statement to Vanguard Newspaper;
“It is clear from what they profess that they are not followers of God. They do not mean well for our country and her citizens. I am a Muslim, I am versed in the teaching of Christianity and I understand both religions seek peaceful co-existence of all humanity. Continue after the cut.
Lagos Lawyer and human rights activist, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) yesterday said, the alleged panel of inquiry set up by the first lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan over the missing school girls is illegal, unconstitutional, null and void.
Falana wants the panel immediately disbanded as the first lady as no right whatsoever to set up a panel over this. Falana also says her alleged statement saying no girls were missing is also wrong, after CAN tried its possible best to release over 180 names out of the missing girls. He also said the presidency shouldn't have accepted the offer of other countries since the first lady believes no girls were missing.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
A mother who killed her two children while suffering from postnatal depression has been seen out walking near her £1.5m London home with her husband who stayed with her throughout the tragedy.
Jewellery designer Felicia Boots suffocated the couple's ten-week-old son Mason and 14-month-old daughter Lily days after the family had moved into their new home in south west London, in May 2012.
Boots, who was suffering postnatal depression at the time, was under the delusion that her children were about to be taken away from her by social services.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a popular Abuja socialite who is also a top official of the Nigerian Prisons Service, Dr (Mrs) Imaobong Akon Esu-Nte.
The suspect, a Grade Level 14 Officer with the Federal Ministry of Finance seconded to the Nigerian Prison Service as Head, Capital Accounts, was picked up Tuesday May 6 by operatives of the anti graft agency. And for several hours, she was grilled by investigators over allegations bordering on corruption, abuse of office and money laundering.
38-year old Anambra-born alleged drug smuggler, Jude Izuchukwu was arrested this week at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos by officials of NDLEA while attempting to board an Ethiopian flight to China. Jude was caught with 9.375kg of cannabis concealed in dried fish, dried bitter leaf, crayfish, melon and other local food spices he was travelling with.
He blamed his involvement with drugs on poverty and said he had no choice but to join the trade since his clothes shop on Lagos Island packed up after he was duped of N5 million. He also said he and his family have been living from hand to mouth since then.
The NDLEA Airport Commander however said he was happy Jude was caught in Nigeria because he might have faced death penalty in China., stating that the excuse Jude gave was baseless.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta reality star, Kenya Moore was recently photographed with Nigerian billionaire Tonye Cole which has left a lot of people guessing if he is the African Prince she has been boasting about. Moore and Cole were photographed at Harvard University by a fan whose twitter name is @LudaKrys1. Luda posted the picture online with the caption;
‘Just seen Kenya Moore from RHOA in Harvard square w/ her mystery man. He’s an old man!! She caught me taking pics lol’
Meanwhile Kenya herself also wrote on her twitter page the same day confirming she was indeed at Harvard.
Chinese Prime Minister, Li Keqiang with President Jonathan at the presidential villa in Abuja yesterday
Other countries have joined to help Nigeria in the search of the over 200 school girls who went missing last month. Though UK and the US have publicly made their intentions known, yesterday China, Canada and France also made their public. The countries will be helping out by sending their military troops down, while some will be assisting with surveillance equipment to find the girls.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Worried by the wave of ugly incidents which has rocked our nation in recent times, most notable, the abduction of 234 girls from their school in Chibok, Borno State, Her Excellency (Mrs) Omolewa Ahmed, wife of the Executive Governor of Kwara State is calling for a Special Day of Fasting & Prayer for the nation.
The special prayers will hold Saturday, 17 May, 2014 at the Office of the wife of the Governor inside the Kwara State Government House. Mothers across the State are implored to observe a fast on Saturday for the nation. Continue below.
A Unilag undergraduate, Olayemi Victoria has accused NIPOST office, Unilag branch of stealing her diamond engagement ring and Blackberry Z10 sent to her by her fiancé in the US.
Olayemi said a Diamond ring, Blackberry Z10, PS, chocolate bar and magazine were all in the package, but the Diamond ring and Z10 were missing when she received the package She said she immediately returned it back and made a complain asking them to return what they took form the package but one of the officials threatened to beat her up.
After speaking to her fiancé, she made a report at the Sabo Police Station, but little or nothing was done. She was later directed to NIPOST’s Somolu district when the lady insisted on having her stolen items back. The diamond ring belongs to her, but the Z10 was for her fiancé’s brother, she said.
At least 300 people have been killed in a fresh attack in the early hours of Tuesday morning when Boko Haram members stormed Gamborou Ngala town in Borno State, after misleading the security forces deployed to the area to protect the state.
The soldiers moved to the Lake Chad axis when they received intelligence report that some gunmen were sighted with abducted school girls moving to the area. The soldiers decided to leave the town for Lake Chad to confront them, but Boko Haram struck just an hour after they left. Continue below.
I am a 26 year-old guy and I have a foot fetish. I love sucking on girls toes- it's a turn on for me. I recently got a new girlfriend and when I tried to suck her toes she called me a perverted freak. Like seriously, she was really pissed off and walked out of the relationship. I lived and schooled in the U.S for a while and dated a few white girls who loved having their toes sucked? Do Nigerian girls like this? Why or why not?
The Governor of Lagos State, Babtunde Raji Fashola today visited the house of former Lagos State Governor, Sir Michael Otedola who passed away yesterday in his Epe home. Sir Otedola is also billionaire Femi Otedola’s dad. Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogie also paid the family a visit too. More pictures after the cut.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Wole Soyinka this evening was on CNN where he spoke to Amanpour Over the kidnapped of the Chibok school girls and here is part of what he said;
“This is a government which is not only in denial mentally, but in denial about certain obvious steps to take.”
“It’s one of those rather child-like situations that if you shut your eyes, if you don’t exhibit the tactile evidence of the missing humanity here, that somehow the problem will go away.”
It is not just “a Nigerian problem. I’m calling for the international community, the United Nations – this is a problem. This is a global problem.
The 26th edition of the annual African Public Relations Association (APRA) conference themed “Advancing Africa”, is set to hold in Mauritius from May 27th- 31st 2014.
Now in its 26th year, the conference will attract over 500 delegates cutting across different communication sectors and professional groupings from all over Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America.
US actress Angelina Jolie has condemned the abduction of over 200 school girls in Chibok, Borno State. Speaking in Paris about the themes of her latest film, ‘Maleficent’ for Disney, where she plays a vindictive fairy driven to curse an infant princess, Jolie said;
“Sadly of course there is real evil in the world, you watch the news and you see all of the people suffering and so much cruelty.”
“And it’s unthinkable cruelty like these girls that were kidnapped in Nigeria. Unthinkable cruelty and evil, she said.
The actress this afternoon posted her ‘b**bs’ picture online again and she has been receiving praises from some of her followers for having a nice skin and attractive b**bs but one of her followers decided to go the other way round, lol. You know we can’t all think alike.
‘’Must u open b**bs for the world to see, dont forget as a celeb so many young girls out dere are looking up to you. With your b**bs open what lesson do you want them to learn. Live a good life worthy of emulation..rukky Sandra,’’ her follower said.
Bugatti Records teamed up with super talented Aje filmworks to achieve a video for the yet to drop smash hit single "My Boo" by Sossi, the label's recent signee. The audio is set to drop online on 28th of May, 2014 while the video will drop afterwards.
The video was shot in cape coast Ghana and Nigerian locations, as the video showcases adventurous scenes with a creative edge. Here's behind the scenes footage from the shoot; a glimpse of what to expect in the movie like video. You can follow sossi on twitter @trey_sossi @teamsossi.