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.

Photo: Tortured Journalist Lectures 100 Policemen On Human Rights

Hehehe I love this. When they don’t know, please lecture them! Love the new Police boss by the way, things are taking shape. Have you noticed how Policemen have started behaving nicely? Hahaha no time!

Femi Owolabi, the journalist who was allegedly tortured by some policemen attached to the Anti-Robbery Section of the State Department of Criminal Investigation, Yaba, Lagos, lectured about 100 policemen and officers on human rights issues on Thursday.

Owolabi, who was invited by the police authorities to deliver the lecture, spent about an hour with the policemen during the event, which also included an interactive session.

Declare Me Kogi Governor-Elect Now, Late Audu’s Running Mate Writes INEC

It's a long read, but you will enjoy it.

The running mate to late Abubakar Audu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Saturday’s governorship election in Kogi State, has asked the Independent National Electoral 
Commission, INEC, to declare him governor elect.

James Faleke, in a November 26 letter to INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, insisted that under Section 187 of the 1999 Constitution, he was duly elected as deputy governor of Kogi State.

While expressing sadness over the demise of his principal, Abubakar Audu, the deputy governorship candidate said INEC had no right under the law to declare the election inconclusive.

Soyinka Denies Eulogizing Tinubu, Says Tribute Concocted

Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka has denied a report attributed to him extolling the virtues of a former governor of Lagos State and chieftain of the ruling All Progressive Congress, Bola Tinubu.

A recent online report had quoted Mr. Soyinka as admiring the former governor’s maturity and political sacrifice for “saving Nigeria from the danger of falling into one party state”.

The online report also quoted Mr. Soyinka as saying, among other things, that Mr. Tinubu had “nurtured many renowned national successors” and surrendered his ambition for President Muhammadu Buhari.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Photos Of President Buhari Leaving For Malta Today

More photos below.

100 Women Die Daily In The North During Childbirth- UNFPA

Ms Ratidzai Ndhlovu, Nigeria Country Director of United Nations Population Fund ( UNFPA), says no fewer than 100 women die daily across Northern Nigeria during childbirth. She spoke on Thursday in Sokoto at a consultative meeting with the theme: “Accelerating the Reduction of Maternal Deaths in Northern Nigeria: The Role of the Traditional and Religious Leaders.”

Ndhlovu decried the high maternal mortality figure, and stressed that collective efforts must be stepped up to redress the ugly trend. ” No pregnant woman should be allowed to die while bringing a life into the world and they should be adequately protected.

” Traditional rulers, community and religious leaders should take census of all pregnant women in their areas, with a view to tracking the exact figure of maternal mortality. ” This would help in gingering all of us to step up measures to reduce the menace and save more pregnant mothers and their children from dying during childbirth.

I Don’t Have Shares In Etisalat- El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has said he has no shares in Etisalat after some news outlets reported that he was backing MTN concerning the fine slammed on it by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), so Etisalat where he has shares could also be protected at the long run.

In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Communications, Muyiwa Adekeye,  the Governor however warned those behind the rumour to stop peddling falsehood against him, emphasising he has no interest in MTN, and neither did he try to defend them to protect his alleged shares in Etisalat. Read the full statement after the cut.

Senate Gives Buhari Two Weeks To End Fuel Scarcity As The Minister Of Petroleum Resources

The Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream), has directed the Minister of Petroleum Resources, President Muhammadu Buhari, to end the ongoing fuel scarcity in the country within two weeks from now.

This came on the heels of disclosure by the Pipeline Products Marketing Company, PPMC, that Nigeria lost a whopping N50 billion in ten months as a result of vandalisation of petroleum pipeline in some parts of the country.

Chairman of the committee, Senator Uche Ekwunife, who gave the directive,Thursday, in Abuja, during the committee’s meeting with top officials of Ministry of Petroleum Resources, insisted that the petroleum minister must not only end the scarcity but ensure that fuel was sold to the public at government’s controlled price of N87.00 per litre.

Payment Of N5,000 To Unemployed Youths Will Begin Next Year- Dalong

The All Progressives Congress, APC-led Federal Government, yesterday, said the payment of the N5,000 stipend to the unemployed Nigerian youths will commence next year.

It regretted that the payment could not take off immediately because it was not included in this year’s budget.

Minister of Youths and Sports, Mr Solomon Dalong, revealed this yesterday in Abuja when he paid a condolence visit to the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, at the national secretariat in Abuja. Continue...

Kogi APC Leaders Nominate Audu’s Son As Governorship Candidate

Leaders of All Progressives Congress (APC), in Kogi East Senatorial District have nominated Mr Mohammed, 43, first son of Late Prince Abubakar Audu, to replace him as the party’ s governorship candidate.

The leaders, stakeholders and delegates who made this known in Lokoja on Thursday after a marathon meeting, said they arrived at the decision after due consultations .
Their spokesman, Mr Daniel Isah, the Vice Chairman of APC in Kogi East, said they have resolved and are determined to back Mohammed to replace his father if the National Working Committee orders fresh primaries.

Late Audu Never Stole Kogi’s Money- Melaye

A senator representing Kogi-West, Dino Melaye has said late Abubakar Audu never embezzled the alleged N11bn EFCC accused him of stealing while in office. According to Melaye, the late politician was a faithful, down to earth man who had transformed Kogi State when he was in power.

“How can a man who received N17bn in less than four years steal N11bn? This was a man who paid pensioners, did not owe workers and carried out a big infrastructural development in the state. What has the EFCC been investigating since 2003? It is all politics. Audu never stole Kogi’s money. This was a man who built Kogi State University, Kogi State Polytechnic, Obajana Cement Factory and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Dangote Cement. Audu built all the institutions that exist in the state today,” he said while speaking during a late show on the African Independent Television .

When asked if Late Audu was poisoned, Melaye said;

‘‘I cannot say he was poisoned. I will not say what I do not know. God is the only one who sees everything. I can only weep. For him, it was the end of a cycle.’’

Photos: Robbers Smash Baby On The Road While Robbing Mom

The police at Shasha division have arrested two men on a motorcycle after they smashed a 2-year-old baby on the road while attempting to snatch a bag from the toddler’s mother in Lagos State, western Nigeria.

The suspects, Olalekan Durojaiye, 20, and Femi Kromoga, 27, escaped a mob attack after they were apprehended by the residents while they attempted to escape on their motorcycle.

The incident happened at Salami bus stop in Shasha area where they attacked the victim, Mrs Mary Nwanfor and her baby, Samuel Nwanfor.

Telling NYSC Muslim Females Not To Wear Hijab Is A HATE COMMENT, Muslim Rights Group Tells DG

The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has rejected the purported ban on Hijab in the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, camps.

The Director-General of the NYSC, Johnson Olawumi, on Tuesday announced a ban on the use of “long hijab” by female corps members, citing security concerns.

But MURIC, in a statement by its director, Ishaq Akintola, said the ban is unacceptable to Muslims. Continue to read full statement.

Roli Bode George Becomes Acting Chairman Of NDLEA

Mrs Roli Bode George has been appointed as the first woman acting Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA. This is coming after the retirement of Alhaji Ahmadu Giade who has bowed out after serving 10 years in the agency.

Buhari Leaves Nigeria Today For Malta, Paris

President Muhammadu Buhari will today leave Abuja for the Republic of Malta to participate in the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, which begins in the country tomorrow.

The Commonwealth is made up of Britain, Nigeria and 51 other countries that work together to pursue common goals and promote development, democracy, peace, security and good governance.

The presidential spokesman also mentioned that at the conclusion of the summit on Sunday, Buhari would leave Malta for Paris where he would present Nigeria’s statement at the United Nations Climate Change Conference scheduled to open in the French capital city on Monday, November 30.

Pupil Collapses After Rape By 60- Year-Old Lagos Landlord + All The Messy Details

Racheal (pseudonym) gave residents a scare after she collapsed in the passage of her parents’ rented apartment in the Fadeyi area of Lagos State. It was gathered that the 14-year-old girl almost died after she passed out a few minutes after being allegedly raped by her parents’ landlord, identified only as Christopher.

The prompt response of residents of Fasanya Street, where the incident happened, however, averted a tragedy.

A Punch correspondent learnt that among those who came to her aid was Christopher, who pretended as if nothing happened between them. However, the landlord was said to have been arrested by policemen from the Alakara division after the victim confessed to her parents.

China Jails 71- Year Old Journalist For 5 Years

A Chinese court on Thursday reduced the seven-year jail sentence given to a 71-year-old Chinese journalist convicted of "leaking state secrets" by two years, her lawyer said after an appeal in a case condemned by free speech advocates.

Dozens of police officers blocked access to the Beijing high court, where the decision on Gao Yu's appeal was announced.

The court reduced her seven year term to five, her attorney Mo Shaoping told AFP.

Photos: Mercy Aigbe & Adokiye Flaunt Their No Makeup Faces

It’s morning time, and celebs are already flaunting their no makeup photos.

Kogi Gov: Audu’s Supporters Push For Son As Replacement

There were strong indications on Wednesday that the campaign organisation of the late Kogi State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Alhaji Abubakar Audu, was preparing a ground for the emergence of the deceased’s son, Mohammed, as a replacement for his father.

Audu died on Sunday, a few hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission declared the November 21 governorship poll in the state inconclusive.

The deceased had polled 240,867 votes in the election while the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate and incumbent state Governor, Capt. Idris Wada (retd.), scored 199,514 votes, leaving a gap of 41,353 votes between the two leading candidates in the election.

Check Out A Photo Of VP Osinbajo & His Wife, Dolapo 26 Years Ago

Too beautiful....

It Is Not Required In Islam, Gambian President Says As He Bans Female Genital Mutilation

The Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh has banned female genital mutilation (FGM) saying it is not required in Islam. The announcement at a rally was met with a huge applause.

Three-quarters of women in the mostly Muslim country have had the procedure, according to Unicef. In the procedure's most severe form, after removing the sensitive clitoris, the genitals are cut and stitched closed so that the woman cannot have or enjoy sex.

But now, the President says it has been banned as it is not required in Islam, a religion most of them practice.

UK: Only '46 Nigerians' Deported, UK Officials Say

According to UK officials, a total of 46 Nigerians were deported from the UK to Lagos and not about 500 as is being reported on many media platforms.

They also stressed that such deportations were regular events, happening almost every month. Oh yeah?

Ghanaian Company Launches Own Made Cars (Photos)

A Ghanaian car manufacturer has officially launched its range of vehicles to great razzmatazz at its Central region plant. Kantanka Automobile is the only company in the West African nation currently producing cars designed and manufactured in Ghana.

There are three types of vehicles to choose from: an SUV, a pick-up 4x4 and a smaller run-around car. See another photo below.

Ini Edo Flaunts Hot Legs In New Pics

The actress displayed the pictures on her IG page flaunting her hot legs. You like?