Saturday, July 25, 2015

Just In: The Phones No Longer Ring By Reuben Abati

Just got this from the former spokesman of ex-president Goodluck Jonathan.

As spokesman to President Goodluck Jonathan, my phones rang endlessly and became more than personal navigators within the social space. They defined my entire life; dusk to dawn, all year-round. The phones buzzed non-stop, my email was permanently active; my twitter account received tons of messages per second.  The worst moments were those days when there was a Boko Haram attack virtually every Sunday.
    
The intrusion into my private life was total as my wife complained about her sleep being disrupted by phones that never seemed to stop ringing. Besides, whenever I was not checking or responding to the phones, I was busy online trying to find out if the APC had said something contrarian or some other fellow was up to any mischief. A media manager in the 21st century is a slave of the Breaking News, a slave particularly of the 24-hour news cycle, and a potential nervous breakdown case. Debo Adesina, my colleague at The Guardian once said I was running a “one week, one trouble schedule”. There were actually moments when trouble knocked on the door every hour, and duty required my team and I to respond to as many issues that came up. Continue...

Illustration! How Do You Want Your Enemies To Cry?

Mine is number 2, 11 and 13 combined together..Lol. See the rest after the cut.

Photos From Nollywood Actor Okey Jazzy’s Wedding Introduction

Nollywood actor, Okey Jazzy has had his wedding introduction. The actor took few of his friends and colleagues to far away Akabor, Ojoto in Anambra State to meet the family of his wife to be, Annie Anaedum Ogochukwu who is a graduate of Economics from the University of Port Harcourt. The wedding proper is expected to take place on the 19th of September, 2015. We say big congrats to the couple! See more photos below.

How Do You Jack Up A Car Like This? (Photos)

Awon eyan ma bu ru ooo. (people are wicked).

Genevieve Nnaji Hangs Out With Oluchi, Others At Lagos Resort (Photos)

Trust Genevieve to always be flawless. See more photos below.

Benue Gov. Explains How He Spent N10bn Loan Tells Opposition We Didn’t Spend It Lavishly

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Saturday said the N10 billion borrowed by the state government was used to pay workers salaries. Mr. Ortom gave the explanation in an interview in Makurdi. He stated this against the backdrop of allegations by the opposition that he misappropriated the N10 billion loan.

The governor said when he applied to the State Assembly for approval to borrow the money, he gave details of what it was intended for.

“I said it was going to be used to pay two months salaries. On the average, we expend N3.7 billion on the payment of monthly salaries, he said. Continue...

Man Who Used Erection Ring On His P*nis Rescued By LAGOS FIRE SERVICE

Lobatan! Lol… The men of the Lagos State Fire Service said on Saturday that they rescued a 40-year-old man from death after he used a s3x performance enhancer that enlarged his penis beyond expectation.

The Director, Mr Rasak Fadipe, who made the disclosure to NAN in Lagos, said the man wore a metal ring on his p*nis. The ring, according to him, was to enhance erection and ultimately enhance s3xual satisfaction but turned out to swell the organ beyond his expectation.

El-Rufai Provides 77 Hilux Vehicles, 50 Motorcycles For Kaduna Police

Kaduna State Government has procured 77 Hilux vehicles to assist the police in maintaining law and order in the state. Governor Nasiru El-Rufa’i, who disclosed this during a working visit to the Police Command Headquarters in Kaduna, also pledged to provide 50 motorcycles to the command.

The governor said the gesture was in appreciation of the tremendous work of the police in securing lives and property in the state.

“The police are the first line of defence and I thought it wise to come here first and thank you and to also encourage you. Also to know the challenges you are facing so that within the resources of the state government we can do our best to provide you with the tools and equipment necessary for your job. The vehicles are already being procured as we speak and the motorcycles will follow by God’s grace,” he said.

8 Die, 101 Injured This Morning In Jos Gas Explosion

A gas explosion has occurred this morning at the Plateau State Water Board killing 8 and injuring 101. The explosion has now been confirmed by the State Government who has released a press statement saying it has been controlled.

“One hundred and one (101) people are receiving treatment at OLA Hospital, Evangel Hospital (Jankwano), Plateau Specialist Hospital and Airforce Hospital, some of which have been discharged,” the statement said. “Eight (8) people have been confirmed dead as a result of the inhalation of the contaminated air,” Emmanuel Nanle, the director of press and public affairs to Governor Simon Lalong said in the press statement.

He further explained that “there was an excess Chlorine inhalation from an exploded Chlorine Cylinder by residents around the Lamingo Water Board Treatment Plant.

“The contamination has been contained and does not affect the water supplied to Public Mains. Water from the public mains is safe for consumption and is not affected in anyway,” he said.


Oritsfemi Is Responsible For His Grown Daughters (Photo)

Aww this is so nice… Though Oristefemi had them at a very tender age with two different women, the kids are now on holiday and the singer has moved them to his home. See how grown they are. We are so happy he is now taking care of them now that he has the resources. God bless him more!

Onyeka Onwenu’s P.A Lands In Prison Over N17m Bribe In Department She Heads


One of Nigeria’s foremost celebrities, Onyeka Onwenu, has been accused of demanding and collecting kickbacks through her personal assistant, Chika Abazu, from a contractor employed to carry out renovation works at the National Centre for Women Development [NCWD], where she is director general.

The accusation was levelled by Joseph Nwakama, an architect with Solidmark Associates Limited, the company employed by the Centre to carry out the renovation of its guest house.

Omg! Girl Narrates How She Was Forced Into Cultism, Raped By 20 Men At Initiation

Indeed a lot of things are going on around us that we know nothing about. My the Lord keep our younger ones.

Hell was let loose, last week, in Oto-Owori area, Ijanikin, Lagos State, after a 16-year-old member of the famous Abogun family, made startling confessions about how she was initiated into cultism and lesbianism by the younger sister of her uncle’s wife. Parents of the victim who were shocked by the confession reportedly alerted the police after she was caught while attempting to sneak out of the house with some items demanded by her cult members.

Photos: Uche Jumbo Hits The Street Of New York With Her Boys

The actress posted the photos of herself, hubby and son (who she both now refer to as her boys) on instagram as they headed to the Nigerian Embassy in New York yesterday. See two more photos below.

Woman Comes For Timaya, You Raped Me During Your Show In Atlanta, Shares Chats

A scene has been going on online (instagram) with a  certain Nigerian lady based in Atlanta accusing Timaya of rape. According to her, she was raped by the artist during his last show in Atlanta.

Explaining what happened through an instagram account, she told Timaya NO when he asked her for s3x but he forced his way and raped her. She said she knows how to report such a crime to the police but she let him go because of his two kids, so that he can return to them in Nigeria instead of going to jail, but alas Timaya turned around and started threatening her.  She said this made her open the new account (exposingtherealtimaya)  so that the world will know he is a rapist and said what ever happened to her afterwards, should be blamed on the singer. See all the chats after the cut.

Photo: How We Kidnap Children In Churches For Ransom- Kidnapper Confesses

For Gabriel Ogunsawe, engaging in crime seemed the easiest way to come out of his unpleasant situations as he joined a notorious kidnap gang that specialises in kidnapping little children from church.

According to the 26-year-old father of one, who is currently cooling off in one of the dreaded cells at the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department, SCIID, Panti, Yaba, Lagos; he had participated in three different kidnappings of children. He stated that his first operation was successful but luck ran out on him on his second attempt.  He was arrested, arraigned in court and remanded in Kirikiri prisons for about a year. But no sooner than he got his freedom, he took to the same crime again, he was never twice lucky. Continue...

EFCC’s Invitation To Toyin Saraki Proves It Is A ‘War’ Against The National Assembly Leadership- PDP Senators

Senators elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party have warned the Federal Government against using the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to intimidate them, saying such attempts will be restricted.

In a statement on Friday by Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, on behalf of PDP Like Mind Senators, the senators frowned at the way Mrs Saraki was been invited at this point in time asking what the commission was waiting for all this while before realising that it would need to invite Mrs. Saraki when she left the Government House with her husband in 2011. The statement reads thus;

Heaven Sent My Wife To Me- Sunny Nneji

Sunny Nneji in a fresh interview has said he married his ordained wife and he has no regret about it. The singer confirmed that it is true that he never used to go to church, but when he met his wife, all that changed. He also explained how she has been a blessing to his life. Hear him;

“It is true that I hardly went to church till I met my wife. There is a man for every woman. When you meet the woman that God has destined to be your wife, she sets you on the right path. She would help you organise your life and give it a meaning. The woman would make you more responsible. If you have a woman in your life and she is not helping you to become more focused in life, then there is something wrong. That is why she is your wife. She comes to your life to correct certain things that are wrong.”

Pasuma Wonder Finds Love, Says People Should Let Them Make It Work

Fuji act, Pasuma Wonder has declared authoritatively that he has found love. One of the best artists in the country that plays Fuji says he met his now fiancée at the Dubai shopping mall and he fell in love. He also said the lady did not know who he was and that was what caught his fancy. Here’s what he explained to Saturday Beats about his newly found love and how she has come to understand his lifestyle as a musician.

“I am in a relationship right now but we have not tied the knot. I am in a very serious relationship and I have found love. I met my girlfriend in a mall in Dubai. She was with a friend who knew me and greeted me, so she followed suit. She did not really know who I was then but her friend was a huge fan. Because she did not know who Pasuma was, I was curious to know more about her. God has already blessed our union and I pray that people would also give us their blessings and not destroy it. I am not planning marriage this year, all I am concerned about is my career. When my career has the stability that I want, then I would get married to her,” he said. Continue...

God Won’t Listen To Nigerian Songs- Etcetera

“Shoki hey hey Shoki!” cries a voice from the radio to the beat of a nerve-wracking pandemonium that seems designed to drive you insane.

A quick flick of the dial and “Shakiti bobo” is playing. The worse thing is that the raucous noise emitted by the artiste is no match for the loud, odious din coming from the beat. The lyrics are completely lost – which may not be regrettable to some – but the whole tumult sounds more like bad static than music.

I tuned the dial again. This time it was Olamide screaming “Vanessa Vanessa.” Continue...

Friday, July 24, 2015

South Africa Backs Ambode’s Prosecution Of Synagogue

The leadership of the Africa National Congress (ANC), South Africa’s ruling party has backed Governor Akinwunmi Ambode over his plan to prosecute the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN in compliance with the Coroner’s verdict.

ANC’s Treasurer General, Dr. Zwelini Mkhize while on a courtesy visit to the Governor at the State House, Ikeja, Lagos, expressed appreciation to the state government for its effort in ensuring that the South African nationals who were involved in the unfortunate incident were successfully repatriated to the country for burial. He said;

“We do appreciate this relationship, we must say that we are very pleased to learn of your decision in terms of the Synagogue disaster in Lagos last year. Certainly, while we all appreciate the assistance that you made to ensure that all of the victims were repatriated back to South Africa, we would continue to support whatever work is being done on your side,” Mkhize said.

11 Generals Retire From Nigerian Army

Eleven generals of the Nigerian Army Ordinance Corps in Lagos State were on Friday pulled out of service. NAN reports that the officers were eight Major-Generals and 3 Brigadier-Generals who retired between 2013 and 2015.

In a valedictory speech, Maj.-Gen. Manhood Yerima, former Chief of Training and Operations, Defence Headquarters, expressed appreciation for the gesture. He pledged that the retired officers would continue to keep the Nigerian flag high. He admonished the serving military personnel to continue to be loyal and be extra-vigilant.

The Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, was represented at the event by the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. Tamunomiebi Dibi. He wished them well in their post service years.



Prank Gone Wrong? Comedian Simon To Be Charged For Assaulting Sepp Blatter With Dollars

Comedian Simon Brodkin has revealed the money he showered over FIFA President Sepp Blatter was $600 of his own money and that he received all of it back from the police. Brodkin, best known for his comedy alter egos Lee Nelson and Jason Bent, evaded security to storm a press conference at FIFA headquarters in Zurich on Monday and threw the dollar bills at Blatter.

He was arrested and charged with trespassing by the Swiss authorities on Tuesday before being released to return to the UK.

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EFCC Summons Another Former Aide Of Jonathan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has summoned Kingsley Kuku, a former special adviser on Niger Delta Affairs to former President Goodluck Jonathan, for questioning.

A report by premium Times says Kuku and two others are wanted by the EFCC over allegation of embezzlement and fraudulent diversion of funds running into hundreds of millions of Naira.


19-Year Old Girl Who Went On A Family Holiday To Turkey Returns Home & Gets £21,819 Phone BILL

A hospital health care assistant returned home from a family holiday to a staggering £21,819 mobile phone bill. Shannon Mills was given the massive shock after coming back from Turkey to the mammoth demand from network provider, O2.

The 19-year-old said she contacted her supplier prior to the trip to see what deals they had and opted to pay £120 for 30 megabytes of data.

However, a few days into the holiday - which began on July 9 - Shannon, who works at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, received a text saying she had already spent £2,808 on data.

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Photo: South African Police Beat Nigerian To Death

The President of Nigeria Union in South Africa, Ikechukwu Anyene, on Thursday, decried the killing of a Nigerian in Hillbrow, Johannesburg. NAN recalls that the Nigerian, Nonso Odo, 30, from Amangwu-Nkwerre, Imo State, was allegedly tortured to death by South African Police officers on Thursday.

Mr Emeka Ezinteje, Public Relations Officer of the union, told NAN in Johannesburg that the union decried the incident after receiving the report.

Ezinteje said reports indicated that the deceased, who was a barber, quarrelled with a fellow Nigerian in their business centre.

If I Didn’t Marry At 18, I Will Probably Be Still Single - Omotola

Omotola again has said she thinks she is lucky to have married at a very young age, stating again that if she had not tied the knot at 18, she probably would still be single by now. I totally agree with her, but I will not expatiate, I am sure some people know what I mean by this. Her words;

 “If I hadn’t been married earlier, I probably would not be by now. I don’t know if any other man would have been able to handle me the way my husband has done. It is not because I am a bad person. I am actually a very strong woman.”

Arunma Oteh Appointed VP & Treasurer At World Bank

Ms. Arunma Oteh, a former Director General of Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) under former President Goodluck Jonathan, has been appointed as VP and Treasurer of the World Bank.

It will be recalled that Ms. Oteh was praised for transforming SEC during her time. We say big congrats to her.

Degrees From Maryam Abacha University, Not Recognized- NUC

The National Universities Commission, NUC, through the commission’s Director of Information and Public Relations, Mr. Ibrahim Usman Yakasai, yesterday evening said the Maryam Abacha American University, in Niger Republic, is not an institution recognized by the body; hence the degrees awarded to students of the university will not be accepted in Nigeria. He also spoke about online universities, asking Nigerians to desist from them, saying degrees from such universities at the moment will also not be accepted in Nigeria.

“We wish to restate that as the only quality assurance agency for universities in Nigeria, the NUC is maintaining its stand that degrees from Maryam Abacha University will not be accepted in Nigeria”, the commission stated.

About online degrees;

“Nigeria will not recognise online degrees. Online degrees are not accepted in Nigeria at the moment; the Nigerian constitution does not even give recognition to such degrees. Those who ran out of Nigeria for study outside this country are those looking for cheaper degrees. It is either they cannot pass the examinations or they do not possess the minimum entry qualifications,” the commission also stated.

Photos: Man Served A Bowl Of Pepper Soup With Fresh Blood Still In It

So they say this happened in Abuja and some people online have been saying it is jazz, but I think the restaurant must be a big one and probably the orders they had were so much and they wanted to satisfy all their customers, so they quickly washed the fish and cooked it like that, forgetting to wash the inner parts of the fish. I am not supporting the restaurant, this is wrong, but then, I just think it is negligence on their side.. Everything shouldn’t be termed as jazz right? Lol… Two more photos below. Btw, if na jand the man don get money.

Hausas Flee Ikorodu As Community Vows To Avenge Death Of Yoruba Man Killed By Them

From Punch

There has been tension in Lara, Igbe community, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State after some Hausa thugs allegedly slaughtered a 33-year-old resident, Shola Olaide, during an argument.

It was learnt that after the killing, which occurred at about 8pm last Sunday, angry youths went on the rampage threatening to kill all northerners in the area, which made Hausa to flee the community.

Our correspondent gathered that Olaide, who was a meat seller, had gone to a shop owned by a Hausa man in company with a friend, identified simply as Biggy, to buy an item.

3-Year Old Boy Goes Missing After Aunt Went For Party (Photo)

The whereabouts of a three-year-old boy, Mubarak Ogunlewe, who lives in Papa Alfa, Asese-Ibafo, in the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State, is still unknown a month after he went missing.

It was learnt that Ogunlewe had been living with his aunt, Alhaja Taibat Bello, since March last year when his parents divorced.

Punch Metro gathered that the boy had returned home with a friend from a Quranic class in the area. He was said to have decided to stay back and had a bath when the friend called him that he was going back to the class.

Smirnoff Storms Abuja With Dj Spinall & Friends Tour

Last week Saturday, PH City got a taste of the much talked about Smirnoff Spinall and Friends Tour, that day will indeed go down in history as one of the most epic parties in PH till date.

It’s time for ABJ to experience the remarkable DJ Spinall on the wheels of steel, feel the fire of Zamani with Ice Prince, sing along to Sade with Adekunle Gold, dance along to Tiff by Simi and rock out to further performances by Illbliss and Sean Tizzle.

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Yobo’s Younger Brother, Gideon Launches Gospel Album

Inspirational gospel rapper and song writer Gideon Yobo is at it again with a smashing brand new studio album titled "Kingdom Addict - Passion. Heart. Desire. (PhD in Christ)

The album features afrobeat heavy weight Iyanya of Made Men Music Group on the hit single "Winning" which also features sweet/spirited soul singer Irene; produced by another afrobeat artist Liber-T.

The album's main hit track: "celebration" with vocals by london based legendary vocalists Fresh Touch produced in Liverpool by Jermaine of RolA production.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Is This Claim True?

Is it true that they all lost their reputation defending the former president? And the way he changed some of those names got us. 

Divorce Drama: Man Defends Emeka Ike On Facebook

The man claims to be in the know of what happened between actor Emeka Ike and his wife.

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