Saturday, June 20, 2015

Kano State Governor Slashes Salaries Of Political Office Holders As He Swears In 13 Commissioners

I have told you that things are gradually changing in Nigeria. Every Governor now wants to be in Nigerians good book. God bless the social media, lol.

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje today announced a 50% cut in the salaries and allowances of all political office holders. The Governor made the announcement during the swearing-in ceremony of 13 new commissioners for the state.

“I hereby announce that the salaries and allowances of all political office holders are reduced by 50 per cent. We shall pursue an aggressive internal revenue generation in view of the dwindling oil revenue from the federation account as business will no longer be as usual,” he said.

He also disclosed that the new administration had also introduced new reforms including reduction in the number of ministries from 19 to 14, to cut cost of governance.

Gov. Udom, Akpabio, Akwa Ibom Officials Visit Obasanjo

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo seems to be the most powerful statesman in the country at the moment. The president who received the newly sworn-in Senate President yesterday at his hilltop mansion, today also received the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Emmaunuel Udom and his predecessor, Godswill Akpabio alongside other State officials.

Udom who spoke to journalists shortly after their closed door meeting disclosed to them that he has come to Abeokuta to pay homage to the man who aided his victory at the polls because of the advice he gave to him.

 “I have come to show gratitude and respect for someone whom I regard as a father and whose advice I regard as invaluable and which also contributed to my victory at the polls,” Udom said.

Enyeama To Face Disciplinary Committee On Tuesday, As Onazi Is Fined $5000

Super Eagles and Lille goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama who said earlier this month that he will be retiring from Super Eagles after AFCON 2017 has been summoned by the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF to appear before its disciplinary committee on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 or risk being sanctioned. Enyeama is expected to explain his remark against the NFF’s choice of Ahmadu Stadium, Kaduna, for Eagles Afcon qualifier against Chad played on June 13,2015.

“You will recall that you were queried by the Nigeria Football Federation for your uncomplimentary remarks with regards to safety and security in Kaduna State, host of the Nations Cup qualifying match between Nigeria and Chad Republic,” Chris Green wrote.

“You received the query letter on June 13th, 2015 and refused to reply to the query up till now, which is well over the 48 hours deadline given to you to reply to the query. Consequently, the NFF has referred the matter to the Disciplinary Committee for adjudication. Continue...

Northern Most Respected Musician Dies

The death of Northern most respected musician, Danmaraya Jos has been announced. It was announced this evening by the Director General of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN).

“Inaa Lillaahi Wa Innaa ilaiHir raaji’un. One of Nigeria’s foremost Hausa musicians, poet, philosopher and philanthropist, Dr Adamu Danmaraya Jos has answered Allah’s call about an hour ago,” the Director wrote on his Facebook page around 4P.M today. He was 69.


Cleric Also Advocates Death Penalty For Corrupt Politicians

Just few days after a group stormed the National Assembly with placards advocating death penalty for corrupt politicians, a cleric, the Anglican Bishop of Wusasa Diocese in Zaria, Kaduna State, Rt. Rev. Ali Buba-Lamido, today also advocated a death penalty for corrupt public office holders in the country.

He made the call at the Sixth Synod of the Wusasa Diocese of the Anglican Communion, held in Zaria today. According to him, the death penalty option is the only way to put public officers in Nigeria in check.

 “If our leaders know that they would be prosecuted if found corrupt they would be on their toes to avoid corrupt practices,” he said.

I Won The Presidential Election By The Grace Of God, Not Power Or Money- Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that he won the last presidential election by the grace of God and not by money or power, adding that, the 2015 polls has clearly shown that it is God that chooses who becomes a leader. The president said this when he paid homage to the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Faruk Umar, after attending the Juma’at prayer at the Lowcost Mosque, in Daura, Katsina state.

“It is not by power, it is not by wealth but by the Grace of God that I won the election,” the president said.

He also urged Nigerians to be patient and accept democracy not as a system of government but as a lifestyle in order to ensure development of the country.

“If Nigerians continuously follow the tenets of democracy the country will always be at peace since democracy on its own with its institutions has the mechanism for resolving conflicts peacefully,” he said.

Photo: Police Unveil One Of The Ruthless Gangs Terrorizing Lagos

A cursory glance at the three able-bodied youths whose ages range between 18 and 26, will easily pass them for malnourished and ailing individuals, judging by their fragile and seeming innocent and harmless looks. But how wrong that can be. The police in Lagos alleged that they are rather suspected members of a notorious seven-man robbery gang that had been terrorizing Iyana-Ipaja, Dopemu and other areas of the state, including neighbouring Sango-Ota in Ogun state.

They were arrested by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) last Monday, in Iyana-Ipaja area of Lagos. Detectives also alleged that the gang had been unleashing mayhem on residents of these areas.

North Korea Claims Not To Only Have A Cure For AIDS, But Also CANCER & EBOLA

North Korea has created a wonder drug which they say it only does not cure Aids, but also eradicates Ebola and cancer. According to them, the miracle cure consists of ginseng grown from fertiliser and a mix of other ingredients- but did not reveal the special combination.

The dictatorship, which is known for making far-fetched claims about its achievements, says that the medicine will apparently be injectable and will be known by the name of Kumdang-2. But reports according to international media have doubted the claims.

Photo: Ruggedman Transforms Into A Woman

Oh dear this Caitlyn Jenner craze tho. What do you think? Lol

Photos: Footballer Kalu Uche & Wife Celebrate 4th Wedding Anniversary

The duo who got married in 2011 yesterday night celebrated their wedding anniversary. They hosted their friends and family members to a dinner last night. The couple presently have two kids together. See more photos from the anniversary after the cut. Beautiful people!

Photo: Ik Ogbonna & Girlfriend Welcome Baby Boy

Ik Ogbonna and his girlfriend, Solania Morales have welcomed their first child together, a baby boy. Ik announced the arrival of his bundle of joy not too long ago online. You will recall that Sonia has been keeping us up to date about the pregnancy on her instagram page. We are so happy for them and we say big congrats to them.

Cutting Down Our Salaries Will Be Seen As An Invitation For War- ASCSN Tells Buhari

The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria has cautioned the sitting president, Muhammadu Buhari not to listen to advice of some groups in Nigeria clamouring for the reduction in salaries of civil servants in the country to cut cost in governance.

In a statement issued yesterday in Abuja by the President of ASCSN, Mr. Bobboi Kaigama, and Secretary-General, Alade Lawal, they noted that it was criminal for anybody or group of persons to contemplate cutting down the salaries of civil servants. Continue…

First Lady Moves To Aso Rock Ahead Of The President

The first lady of Nigeria, Mrs Aisha Buhari has moved into Aso Rock ahead of the president. According to a presidential source who spoke to Punch, she moved in yesterday and even spent the night there. The president is also expected to move in next week.

The president and his vice have been operating outside Aso Rock since they got into office on May 29.

Must Read! 19-Year Old Girl Narrates How Three Trusted Friends Took Turns To Rape Her

In an act, which has shocked residents of a neighbourhood in Iju area of Lagos, three friends – Habeeb Adisa (25), Kehinde Aderinoye (25) and Ilyas Ogundimu (27) – have raped one of their female neighbours, a young woman,who is their close friend in the neighbourhood.

The victim, 19-year-old Adenike (not real name), a hair stylist, volunteered to speak with Saturday Punch, saying she summoned the courage to speak about her ordeal because she did not want them to go free and do the same to someone else.

Narrating how she was violated by the three men whom she trusted most in their neighbourhood, Adenike told our correspondent that not once did she suspect within the two years she knew them that they had such a heinous plan for her.

Photos: Dj Neptune Welcomes First Child

Foremost Nigerian Deejay, Neptune is now a dad. He welcomed his first child, a baby girl with his wife (the couple on the left) yesterday. A lot of entertainers have been sharing the news on their pages and declaring how happy they are for the good man. We also congratulate him.

Femi-Fani Kayode’s Ex-Wife Speaks On Marriage With Him & Her New Man

Mrs Yemisi Wada who recently clocked 50 and has also been the talk of the town because of her beautiful figure at 50, has revealed to Nonye Ben-Nwankwo how her marriage to former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode was orchestrated, and how she had two babies and left his house with one more pregnancy in less then three years making their children three altogether. She also spoke about her new love, Mr Dahiru Wada and how they met in London. One of her children to FFK will be getting married in July and Mrs Yemisi is too excited about it. If FFK would be there is something she did not mention. The interview below...

Friday, June 19, 2015

I Don’t Mind Dating Phyno- Yemi Alade

Superstar diva Yemi Alade has declared that she is open to the idea of dating Phyno. She revealed this on this week’s episode of MTV Base Real Talk. Responding to the question from Twitter user @prolificJack, “Would you ever consider dating Phyno if he asked you to be his girl?” she replies, “Well, as the mama tangerine, if the household tangerine would love that, then yes I would.” 

It will be recalled that she has been rumoured to be romantically linked with the rapper, and this disclosure will no doubt add to the speculation around their alleged relationship. Pyhno and Yemi Alade? What do you think?

Denrele Stuns In New Hairstyle….

He flaunts it like no other. Caitlyn Jenner is a learner... More pictures below...

Photo: May D’s Swedish Girlfriend Shows Us How Beautiful Lagos Is

Some people have not even seen Lagos this beautiful. But when you are in love with someone no matter how bad or rough the person’s origin might be, you will always find something positive out of it. And sincerely, Lagos is not a bad place, but most foreigners have painted it bad. In May D’s girlfriend’s case, Carolina Wassmut posted the picture on her page showing off her fiancé’s state, with the caption Lagos City is beautiful. May be some of us will start seeing Lagos like this too.

Photos: After Visiting Obasanjo, Saraki Flies To Ilorin For Juma’at Prayer

The Senate president, Bukola Saraki who was at Obasanjo’s Hilltop mansion today where he had gone to pay him a visit, flew to Ilorin shortly after the visit to join the State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed, Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari and other Muslim faithful’s for today’s Juma’at prayer at the Ilorin Central mosque. See more photos after the cut. 

Wizkid To Start Foundation For Needy

Young act, Wizkid has announced he will also be starting a foundation where he will be helping the needy and the less privileged in the society. The singer announced this on twitter in a tweet saying;

“My foundation goes live when I drop my next album. We about to change lives and reach the people that matter. Working quietly for my people…”.  We think it’s a great idea and its very welcomed.


350 Boko Haram Suspects Arraigned By Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army has recommended 350 suspected Boko Haram terrorists for trial at a Federal High Court for terrorist related activities.

At a press briefing today, the Nigerian Army Chief of Administration, Adamu Abubakar said the 350 suspects are a fraction of 504 persons held over terrorist related activity in the North-Eastern part of Nigeria.

He also said the military has the constitutional rights to protect Nigerians and cannot engage in mass killings as portrayed by Amnesty International in its June 3 report. However, the military has also requested that Amnesty International provide one of its members to join an investigation panel to look into the report of their allegations against the Nigerian military but the request was never honoured.

Today’s Giveaway…

Our lucky numbers for today will be 606 and 806. Goodluck guys!

Why I Applied For N10bn Loan - Wike

No nonsense Governor, Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has explained why he applied for a N10bn loan in less than a month in office. The Governor sated the reasons yesterday at the Government House shortly after signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Messrs Julius Berger PLC and CCECC Nigeria Limited to rehabilitate roads in the state.

I am poised to complete all the important ongoing projects in the state, he said, on why he applied for the loan. 

The Law Faculty Building in the State University of Science and Technology, the renovation of the judiciary complex and the Rivera State House of Assembly buildings which are all derelict as a result of the their closure for almost two years by Rotimi Amaechi, will be used to complete the projects, he explained. He also noted that he will be completing the Akpajo/Woji Bypass, the Eagle Island link Road and the Rivers Mall started by Sir Celestine Omehia.

“There is no need frittering away resources by abandoning projects. Government is a continuum”, Wike stated.

Ambode Set To Get Okada Riders Off Lagos Roads Again

The Lagos State Government has made its intention known that Okada riders will from now hence forth stop plying major roads in the State. While speaking yesterday, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Oluseyi Coker had noted that the riders were restricted from 475 routes out of the 9,100 roads in Lagos in 2012 but they soon came back.

He says the fresh restriction is a renewed attempt to check their excesses. He also frowned at the rate the riders have been flouting the traffic law of the state, saying that government would no longer fold its hands and allow the impunity to continue.

He further explained that the ban would benefit citizens, stating that since it was banned in 2012 the state has witnessed over 81% reduction in the number of motorcycle-related accidents and over 80% reduction in motorcycle-related deaths reported at public hospitals.


Our Last Week Friday Winners Are…

Missy on point and Sugar Brownie. Please send your account details to Ladunliadi@gmail.com so we can credit your account on Monday.  Today’s game comes up shortly.

African Musicians Should Think Beyond Showing Off Their Cars & Degrading Women- Seun Kuti

Seun Kuti has hit out at younger African musicians for showing off their wealth. In an interview with BBC Artbeat Africa he said “the music does not represent the people”.

The son of Afrobeat king, Fela Kuti said he thinks the new African mindset has to transcend these “superficial identities that they impose on themselves. We cannot be telling people how big our cars are, how big our houses are, and degrading our women on music videos" he said.

What Saraki Told Obasanjo

Facts have emerged showing why Senate President Bukola Saraki led a delegation of Senators to meet former President Olusegun Obasanjo at his hilltop mansion, Abeokuta, Ogun State today, Premium Times reports.

The news house says Mr. Saraki lamented that although the party leaders have stated that they have accepted his emergence, there was “complete communication breakdown between him, the president and the party”.

The national chairman of the APC, John Oyegun, had abruptly cancelled a scheduled meeting with Mr. Saraki last week without giving another appointment. They also gathered that Mr. Saraki had tried severally to meet with the president after his emergence, but was always denied audience.

World's Oldest Woman Dies At Home Aged 116

The world's oldest woman has died at the age of 116 just a month after gaining the title. Jeralean Talley died at home in Michigan after recent treatment for fluid on the lungs in hospital according to her 77-year-old daughter, Thelma Holloway.

She was born May 23, 1899, in Montrose, Georgia, and moved near Detroit, Michigan in 1935. May her soul rest in peace.

Kashamu Files Fresh Suit In US To Stop Forceful Extradition

Nigerian Senator, Buruji Kashamu, has filed a fresh suit at the United States District Court seeking an injunction ordering the U.S. to cease all efforts to abduct him from Nigeria or any other country. In the suit Kashamu said if his relief is not granted, he is likely to be abducted and possibly killed or injured.

“The threatened abduction violates the treaty between the United States and Nigeria and due process under the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution,” Mr. Kashamu said through his lawyers, Robert Cohen and Scott Frankel.

It will be recalled that Kashamu, a Senator representing Ogun East, is wanted in the U.S. for alleged involvement in an international cartel smuggling heroin into the country. The NDLEA has recently been in battle with him wanting to forcefully extradite him to the US to answer drug-related charges. However, the Senator has been doing everything under the law to save his face.

Offensive Photos: Women Who Stole Bales Of Clothes Striped At Onitsha Market

The two women above were yesterday caught at the popular Onitsha market as they made to go away with two bales of clothes from the popular market. They were asked to undress and carry the bales on their heads as boys matched them round the market several times. More photos below.

On-Going! Bukola Saraki Visits Obasanjo At His Hilltop Mansion

Senate President, Bukola Saraki is presently in a closed-door meeting with former President, Olusegun Obasanjo. The meeting is taking place inside Obasanjo's Presidential Hilltop Mansion in Abeokuta.

Bukola Saraki came in company of other notable politicians, such as Kawu Baraje, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, Andy Uba, Hamed Yerima, Danjuma Goje and Tayo Alaso-Adura. Journalists are still outside waiting for him to know the outcome of their closed door meeting. See more photos after the cut.

MTN Splashes Millions On Brand Ambassadors

In line with its commitment to enhancing the lives of Nigerian musicians by providing platforms through which they can get lucrative value for their intellectual properties, leading ICT Company, MTN will spend millions on its brand ambassadors in the next one year.

MTN’s GM, Consumer Marketing, Richard Iweanoge, made the announcement on Thursday while also unveiling Cobhams Asuquo, as the latest addition to MTN’s brand ambassadors. He would be joining Davido, Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Dr. Sid, Sound Sultan, Iyanya, Chidinma, Banky W, KCee as well as Saka, Osuofia, Mama Gee and others who all renewed their contracts with MTN.

Photos: So Real.. Kcee Buys Palmoil, Foodstuff Along Owerri Expressway

Kce while on his way to Owerri this morning stopped at the highway to buy foodstuff and posted some pictures. His fans have been praising him online saying he is the realest of all celebrities. You know some celebs will never do this right? Lol

New Bauchi Governor Recovers 22 Vehicles From Former Governor’s Wives

Our new governors are not smiling at all. Just like Rivers State Governor, Wike Nyesom has been recovering State owned vehicles from the officials of the immediate past government, the new Bauchi State Governor; Mohammed Abubakar has also started recovering State owned vehicles still in possession of officers of the past administration. What has however turned to be amazing is that, the Governor has so far recovered 22 vehicles from the wives of the immediate past governor, Isa Yaguda with some still remaining.

Hear the Chairman of the Transition Committee, Senator Mohammed Mohammed  on this matter.

“We have so far, recovered a total of 22 cars from the wives of the former Governor, Isa Yuguda. We recovered 11 cars from his first wife, seven from the second wife and four from the third wife. We are yet to recover the remaining cars from his fourth wife who is currently out of the country.

“We will ensure that whoever is in possession of government properties will be forced to return them. We urge public servants and the general public, especially those involved in the disposal and allocation of the property in question to cooperate with the committee for the effective discharge of its assignment.”

President Buhari Orders Sale Of 9 Presidential Aircrafts To Cut Cost

President Buhari has ordered the sale of 9 aircrafts from the presidential fleet.

This is coming as reports have it that the presidential fleet with a number of 16 aircrafts is maintained with about N12 billion annually.

The president fleet is believed to be one of the largest in Africa and the third largest in Nigeria after Arik Air and Aerocontractors. Interesting...

One Stowaway Falls To His Death, Second One In Serious Condition After Trying To Sneak Into London From SA

Police are investigating after a man's body was found on the roof of the offices of web firm NotOnTheHighStreet.com (pictured, top) in Richmond, south-west London yesterday morning. The man is thought to have been one of two stowaways who hid in the wheel recess of a Boeing 747, inset in file photo flying from Johannesburg in South Africa to Heathrow. It is thought the man fell out of the plane as it came in to land. Another man, who survived the flight, has been taken to a west London hospital and is described as being in a 'serious' condition. The quest of getting a better life.

US Church Killing: 21-Year Old Killer Told Victims That They Were Intruders In His Country

More evidences are coming out after survivors told police that 21-year old Dylann Storm Roof sat in the South Carolina church on Wednesday night for an hour before getting up to say  'You rape our women and you're taking over our country. And you have to go’ and then firing nine people on the spot.

The 21-year old who was arrested yesterday was seen in a jumpsuit, chains, handcuffs and a bullet-proof vest being chaperoned by dozens of armed police officers on to an airplane at Shelby-Cleveland County Regional Airport bound for South Carolina.

Police say he surrendered without contest and was arrested when an officer approached his black Hyundai.

You Can Not Stop Me From Donating My Wardrobe Allowance To Osun Workers, Bruce Tells Aregbesola

Me i love politics, lol. Ben Murray-Bruce has insisted that he would give 50% of his wardrobe allowance to workers in Osun State and the State Governor cannot stop him. Osun State workers are yet to receive salaries in 7 months. This comes after Governor Aregbesola of Osun State hit out at Ben Bruce gestures as being ridiculous, telling him to rather give his allowances to PDP states that had similar remuneration problems.

Ben Bruce had this to say on his twitter account, “I’ll take whatever attacks come my way but nothing and nobody can dissuade me from doing what my conscience directs in helping my fellow man,”

On ridiculing the governor, he said: “The month of Ramadan is here. Many unpaid workers will fast. With what will they break their fast? I thought of that and it moved me to act”

“I may not be a Muslim, but I respect Islam and I believe that it is wrong for me to respond to any attack during the Holy month of Ramadan,” he said.

Buhari To Move Into Aso Rock Next Week, Appoint Ministers

After spending nearly three weeks in the saddle, President Muhammadu Buhari is set to move into the Presidential Villa and commence serious business of governance next week, a competent Presidency source confirmed to Vanguard.

Since being declared winner of the 2015 Presidential election, Buhari has been operating from the Defence House in Maitama and has been conducting official business of government from there.

But authoritative Presidency sources told Vanguard that Buhari is set to move into the Presidential Villa and might also name the first set of top government officials to kick-start the administration, which has witnessed a lull in the last three weeks.

Vanguard learnt that the President was ready to move from Defence House to the Villa possibly early next week following completion of renovation of the President’s residence by the company which handled the project.

Egba Chief Shot Dead After Celebrating 75th Birthday, Assailants Leave Note Behind

An Egba Chief, the Oluwo of Ikanna, Chief Moses Oyebade was Wednesday night shot dead by suspected assassins who gained access into his house around 12:00am and shot him several times till he died. The assailants left a note in English and Yoruba which read: ‘Useless man. Oni dokudo (promiscuous).’ The chief however only celebrated his 75th birthday in Lagos two weeks ago before the incident.

The Ogun State Police command has however vowed to bring the perpetrators of the act to book. 

Woman Lures 14-Year Old To Hotel To Be Disvirgined By Rapist After Collecting Money From Him

                                                                    14-year old faith

A 25-year-old woman, Nnena Okoro, has been arrested by the police after she reportedly lured a 14-year-old girl, Faith (pseudonym) to a hotel, where a man raped her.

Okoro lives in Sumoratu Estate, off Ojo Road, Lagos State, where the victim resides. She was said to have been Faith’s confidant.