Catholic Archbishop Emeritus of Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Okogie, described the development as very disturbing, arguing that when ministers of God begin to wash their dirty linen in the public, it smacks of indiscipline. According to the ecclesiastical prince of the Catholic Church, when pastors refuse to honour the vows they took at the altar of God, what do they expect from the ordinary members of their congregation? Continue below...
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Reigning African champions, Super Eagles of Nigeria began its 2015 Cup of African Nations qualifying campaign on a shocking note as the team lost 3-2 to Congo this evening at the UJ Esuene Stadium in Calabar. Their second match will be in Cape Town on Wednesday as they face South Africa. We wish them better luck.
Beverly Naya in an interview with The Nation has explained why she is not in a relationship at the moment. According to her, it’s better to be single than settle for less. Here is what she said in the interview;
Is Beverly in a relationship?
At the moment, I am not in a relationship.
Well, I just feel it is better for things to remain the way they are than for me to settle for less.
What if it takes too long for this guy to come?
He’ll find me; I know he will.
Mrs. Ganiat Fawehinmi, widow of late radical human rights lawyer, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, has expressed shock at the mysterious deaths and killings of young lawyers in the country.
Citing death of Bamidele Aturu, murder of Kunle Fadipe and threat to the life of Ebun Adegboruwa, Mrs. Fawehinmi said it is a dangerous dimension of mysterious deaths that must be seriously checked.
She said vibrant lawyers that could continue Gani Fawehinmi's brand of the practice are dying mysteriously and being hunted down young. She also spoke about President Jonathan’s Government. I think you need to listen to her. She thinks like her husband.
The Defence Headquarters yesterday released a statement assuring Nigerians that they are going to do everything to defend Nigeria against Boko Haram. In the last few weeks, Boko Haram has been terrorizing Borno State with them now in control of Gwosa and also fighting to take over Bama which has left thousands of residents of the communities homeless. More disturbing is their threat to take over Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State which has made international communities tell the Nigerian Government to sit up tight in fighting the insurgents.
“While welcoming all the concerns shown by Nigerians and a section of the international community following the increased menace and activities of terrorists, it is necessary to reassure all that the Nigerian Armed Forces is more than ever determined and committed to the defence of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Nigeria, regardless of any odd,” the statement said.
“It is not only the pride and reputation of the military that is at stake but that of the entire nation. We therefore urge our citizens not to lose hope or be disenchanted but to remain steadfast and supportive of the military as all steps are being taken to ensure the success of the counter-insurgency operations, especially at this crucial time when our sovereignty is being challenged,” the military said.
I am sure every Nigerian must have at a point rained curses on the Standard Organisation of Nigeria for its failure to fulfil its statutory duties to forestall the importation and local manufacture of fake and substandard products. And I can also bet that no Nigerian businessman or woman would accept blames for the substandard products in their shops. So who’s to blame for the ridicule the nation is subjected to as a result of fake products?
It is no secret that this country has the most useless standard organisation from earth to jupiter. While every Nigerian is looking forward to witnessing a sudden growth in the quality of products, and knowing that the enormity of the decay has already clawed deeply into the system, would it be fair to hold SON responsible? The influx of fake and substandard products will continue to undermine the economy, kudos to the insatiable appetite Nigerians have for cheap products.
Segun Odegbami’s daughter, May7Ven is considering dating a Nigerian now that she is back into the country. The singer said, though her father has been begging her to relocate for over 15 years, she’s glad she is here now, and he has even advised her to think about dating a Nigerian. She is also one lady that believes very much in marriage. Here is what she told Punch about her love life and relocating back to Nigeria;
Are you in a relationship?
I am not married so I am single. I don’t have a lover right now. I was seeing somebody but my move to Nigeria affected the relationship a lot. I am an old school lady who believes in marriage so if that is not in the picture then it is a no go area for me. I don’t see the point in getting into a relationship with somebody if there is no intention to potentially get married to the person.
Friday, September 5, 2014
President Jonathan was today honoured as the Grand Commander of Nigerian Students by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS).
The plaque of Honour was presented to the President when the student leaders paid him a courtesy visit in the villa.
NANS President, Comrade Yinka Gbadebo presented the plaque in the presence of the Minister of State for Education, Nyesom Wike, SSA to the President on Youth Matters, Jude Imagwe and other members of NANS who were also present with him.
Rachel Oniga has welcomed her first grandchild. Her daughter Georgia, who is engaged to her man, Richard Maduku recently gave birth to a baby boy. We say big congrats to daughter and mother. See the photo of the baby after the cut.
Afro Candy will be the first Nigerian celebrity to come out openly to say she is ready to undergo a plastic surgery just to look beautiful for the game. She said she plans to stay another 20years which will make her have a plastic surgery in order to still look good. Here is what she said in a recent chat about how she started what she does and why she might consider a surgery eventually;
It was just an idea that popped up in my mind. It wasn’t in any way to get back at my estranged husband then. I’d been separated from my husband since 2007, but the p*rn movie thing came up just around last year. I can say that money was the primary reason because at a time after my husband left me in the US, I couldn’t pay my house rent. So I went into it both because of the money and the fun. I will quit when I get old with wrinkled body. I plan to have a plastic surgery because I wish to stay in the game for another 20years.
A lot of people would have thought Mbong Amata had a smooth face from the onset. But according to her, she has also had it rough at one point in time. Here is how she said she got rid of the acne that almost ruined her face.
The road to success, they say it’s a slow and painful one and I am a living testimony to that saying… I wake up everyday feeling inspired by life itself before anything else. So I decided to share a never before seen or heard story of my life via pictures hoping to inspire one person at the very least.
The photo you see is me almost 2years ago and people who really know me will understand my struggle with acne for the most part of my adult life. At this point, I was in a very dark place. Depression kicked.
Any of the thirty people who already scored a strike can become N4,000,000 richer this week should they score a second. Continue below...
Mo Eva’s World Productions, a Film and TV Production company based in Lagos Nigeria, founded by Africa’s Inspirational lady Eva George, presents a Comedy Drama Series titled ‘ISSUES’ Season One.
This Comedy Drama series promises to take viewers in an amazing ride of ‘No dull moment’ as they bring to you different stories in one package to make you Live (Your dreams), Learn (From your mistakes) and Laugh (Your worries).
It features Outstanding and talented new faces such as Abimbola Ademoye, Lee Samuel, Frank Paladini, Jennifer Igbinovia, Dorcas Paul, Fortune Nwaneri, Happiness Daniel, Edewor Ajueshi, Titilayo Alafin and Ejiro Bello. See more photos and trailer after the cut.
A Russian man who happens to also be following Mikel, felt offended about her words and decided to reply, saying Nigerians are taking this to the extreme. He also made it clear that Olga’s father is one of the most successful men in Russia and Mikel has nothing on her financially. Their munched statements after the cut.
Yesterday the former governor made his intentions known to the people of Oyo that he was ready to come back in 2015 after so much plea from them and from the elders of the state. He gave an account of how he ruled back then, and what he will be doing if voted in, come 2015. His speech;
Let me from the onset express my deep gratitude to the Almighty God, our Creator for making it possible for us all to witness this occasion. We remain eternally grateful to Him for His show of mercy, blessing and protection on us all in our respective endeavours. You will agree with me that a “lot of water has passed under the bridge” these past years and in spite of all odds, we remain undaunted, resolute and determined to stay together believing that together we shall reposition our great Pace Setter State to the overall joy and benefit of all.
“In Africa, Nigeria is expected to have the largest absolute number of child brides. The country has seen a decline in child marriage of about one per cent per year over the past three decades. At this pace, the total number of child brides is expected to double by 2050,” the report stated.
In Mauritania and Nigeria, more than half of adolescent girls aged 15 to 19, who are currently married, have husbands who are 10 or more years older than they are.
They are often married off to considerably older men. And sadly, more than 700 million women alive today were married before their 18th birthday.
Arab men decided to move to UK. Shipped in their cars, took their families and headed for London. They stay in one of Uk’s most expensive hotels, which cost about £1500 a night. Check out more photos of their exotic cars, all shipped in for their short stay.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
400 people have been placed under surveillance in Rivers State, The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control Project Director, Dr. Abdulsalami Nasidi, has said.
According to him, the health ministry is currently monitoring about 400 people in Port Harcourt, for signs of the disease after they came in contact with the Port Harcourt doctor who secretly treated the diplomat who had contracted Ebola in a Port Harcourt hotel.
According to findings, not up to 10 people in Nigeria drives this German beast specially built for the nouveau-riche. Obi’s G Wagon, BITurbo, boasts of a specially constructed V12 engine and is also bullet proof. We say big congrats to him.
This is indeed good news to Karen Igho lovers. The former BBA winner and girl-about town who was down some time ago with cancer which kept her off social media is back! Karen was spotted in New York with one of her bestie, Denrele Edun, Ken Okenett and a friend where they engaged in different activities. But before her engagements, Karen deemed it fit to give a quick thank you message to her fans that stood and prayed for her while she was away. Watch the video above and see photos of her after the cut.
The women visited Archbishop Obinna at the Maria Assumpta Catholic Cathedral, Owerri, where they complained that they were being ra*ed by their own sons on daily basis.
“We are r*ped and molested by our own children. You cannot come to Mgbuishii and return home safely because of the crime,” the women told Archbishop Obinna.
Former Governor of Oyo State’s son, Olamiju Alao Akala is presently on the streets of Oyo State campaigning for the re-election of his dad, who was once the State Governor.
His father, Adebayo Alao Akala, will be contesting in 2015 under the umbrella of PDP and a lot of big wings are actually supporting him this time. Olamiju is married to Hadiza Okoya and they recently had a talk of the town wedding in Lagos.
Popular Yoruba actress, and Ibadan big girl, Funke Adesiyan has delved into politics. Though Funke is yet to disclose her political party, she sent out a BBM broadcast on her phone alerting her friends and well-wishers of her new intention. If given a ticket, Funke will be contesting in 2015 for a seat in Oyo State House of assembly.
Late Pa Immanuel Olufunmilayo Odumosu known as “Jesu Oyingbo” died at the age of 73 in January 1988. An astute businessman, he amassed a vast estate worth billions of naira but he died without leaving a will or a trust. Some of his properties include numbers 7A, 7B, 9, 10,11,13,14,15,17 Emmanuel Street, Maryland, Lagos; 37 Aliu Street via Felicia Ayodeji Street, off Ikorodu Road, Ketu, Lagos; 570/622/624 Ikorodu Road, Ketu, Mile 12, Lagos. It’s also believed that he left properties and funds in the UK.
When Pa Odumosu died, there was a legal battle between his children and his disciples over the control of the vast estate and businesses. In 1997, the children won and the disciples who were resident in Pa Odumosu’s Maryland spiritual enclave in Lagos were evicted.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has finally spoken about his widely publicised divorce. Oyakhilome who spoke through his Counsel said, though there’s a divorce proceeding going on in the UK, the media houses have to stop spreading lies about him, insisting he never committed any act of adultery and the reports were only meant to bring him and the church down.
Oyakhilome's counsel also further said the media's coverage was engineered to bring him and the church shame and ridicule, even though his wife was the person who aired the allegations against him, they need to stop spreading lies about him.
The Senate President, David Mark, yesterday welcomed Gov. Olusegun Mimiko who recently decamped to PDP from Labour Party. Mark said, the coming back of Mimiko to PDP is a big plus and it’s indeed worth celebrating, which himself and party leaders will celebrate. His exact words to Mimiko;
“On behalf of President Goodluck Jonathan and the National Chairman of our party, I warmly welcome you home. I want to warmly welcome you back home, because this is where you originally belong to, and I want to congratulate you for coming back home.”
The wives later treated their husband to a relaxing manicure whilst onlookers posed for pictures with Nigeria's foremost Royals before unwinding with a movie at VUE cinemas. More photos after the cut.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Uzor Emmanuel, a 45-year old married man with three kids played a fast one on a 42-year old lady, Victoria Adeleye at the Ikoyi Marriage Registry Lagos state, Southwest Nigeria.
Emmanuel who had proposed to marry Adeleye at the registry dumped her at the court premises and disappeared with her N4 million. The wedding was subsequently called-off following Emmanuel’s disappearance.
Friends of the couple, who attended the wedding ceremony were left shell-shocked as marriage officials cancelled the wedding.
Then I took another look at the picture, and alas Solidstar had a girl in the room. Can you see her sandals? Lol…
For those who would say how is this news, well it will interest you to know that, musicians are fond of forming that, they are always alone in their hotel rooms or with male friends whenever they go for shows until they are busted. They come online to say ‘Hanging with my guys’ and so on… but what happens after? Lol
Toke Makinwa is not just a pretty face! The online air personality who has been a toast of many lately is set to launch her own hair line; Tokstar hair extensions. The hair extension according to sources will hit the market any time soon. Big congrats to her.
The Spokesman for the State Government, Mr Hakeem Bello, gave the warning yesterday in a statement.
Mr Bello said that the fake items, which were branded as “Rapid Response Canada with test results purportedly available in 10 minutes”, was a fraud. There are no Ebola test kits manufactured anywhere in the world. The technique for its manufacture does not exist yet,” Mr Bello Said.
A woman thought to be Iranian dared to take off her head scarf while dancing in a YouTube video which has now gone viral. It has not been confirmed if the woman is actually from Iran, where women are required by law to wear head coverings, called hijabs, but if true, her safety may be at risk.
Onlookers can be heard commenting and clapping in the background as she takes out her hair and dances on top of a car. She later tosses her hair in the wind and she continues to move her hands and shake her hips.
Earlier this summer, Iranians were arrested after they were taped dancing to 'Happy' by Pharrell Williams. They were later freed.
Kcee knows he has a beautiful house and he never stops showing it off. After spending so much millions on a particular house, Kcee sees no reason why he shouldn’t show it off. Amazingly, his fans on instagram have not been complaining about the show off, but instead tell him to show them more, and most of them even say they dream of visiting the 'FiveStarMansion' as Kcee calls it most of the time. Check out part of the house, the outside view, its environs, all after the cut, and you might just agree Kcee is one of the artistes that has the best homes in Nigeria.
I have a serious issue that has been bothering my mind for a while, and I want a piece of advice on it. I want to know if my pastor is brainwashing me. Do you think it’s ideal for my pastor to be asking me for money almost all the time? This is really disturbing because I feel it's not right. I have no doubt about his calling and ability as a true man of God, but the fact that he always demands for money from me is one issue that worries me a lot.
Could he be brainwashing me?
Rev. Anita’s friend and one of the church's founding member in UK, Cyla Simpson has also taken to her Facebook page to shed more light on the couple’s misunderstanding and why Rev. Anita must go ahead with the divorce. Continue below;