Saturday, December 5, 2015

Photos: Ben Bruce Fulfils His Promise Of Giving Half Of His Wardrobe Allowance To Widows

The senator who had said the wardrobe allowance given to senators was too much and that he would slash his into two to give widows, today fulfilled his promise by giving widows in his constituency cash gifts. See two more photos below. Who also noticed that the senator distributed sachet pure water instead of table water to cut cost?

30,000 People March Against Government In South Korea

Tens of thousands of left-wing protesters have taken to the streets of South Korean capital, Seoul, on Saturday to protest a number of government policies, which they believe threaten the country’s well-being and liberties.

An estimated 30,000 people showed up for the protest against President Park Geun-hye and her government, according to Itar-Tass. The event is held less than a month since the previous massive anti-government rally in the capital on November 14.

About 120 civic groups organized the Saturday protest in Seoul. They are against a free trade treaty with China, which was signed recently, which, protesters say, would benefit big corporative sponsors of President Park’s conservative Saenuri Party by opening new markets for them, and hurt small businesses, which would be challenged by Chinese competition.

They also criticize resent changes to the labor law, which gives employers more leeway in sacking workers.

Presidency Promotes 907 FRSC Officers

The Presidency has approved the promotion of 907 Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) officers between the ranks of Deputy Corps Commander and Deputy Route Commander. This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Bisi Kazeem, Head, Media Relations and Strategy, and issued in Abuja on Saturday.

According to the statement, 90 of the officers were promoted from the rank of Assistant Corps Commander to the rank of Deputy Corps Commander, while 35 Senior Route Commanders were promoted to the rank of Chief Route Commander.

24 Senior Route Commanders were also promoted to the rank of Senior Route Commander, just as 758 Deputy Route Commanders were promoted to the rank of Route Commanders.

The Corps Marshal of the commission, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, expressed his appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for motivating his men to do more.

Kim & Kanye Welcome Son

Parents Kim Kardashian, 35, and Kanye West 38, have welcomed their second child, a boy, today. The announcement came via Kim's website. "Mother and son are doing well," their two-sentence statement read.

The couple have not announced the new baby's name yet

Kardashian, who has flouted the rules of traditional maternity wear throughout both of her pregnancies, made it clear she was ready to evict the little guy in an Instagram post late Friday night. "Ready whenever you are," she wrote.

MTN Business Unveils Prestige Corporate Loyalty Programme To Reward 100 Top Corporate Customers

MTN Business, a unit of MTN Nigeria Enterprise, recently launched its MTN Prestige Corporate Loyalty programme to reward its top 100 corporate customers, who have continuously done business with them over the years.

The ICT giant hosted a collection of 100 CEOs and captains of industry at the prestigious Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. The esteemed guests were treated to a night of truly beautiful music from an orchestra and the climax of the exquisite evening was a scintillating performance from Nigeria’s music export Asa and R&B singer/songwriter Praiz. Continue….

‘Undercover’! December 2015 ‘Lingerie’ Issue Is Out With A Bang

Online magazine, has released the cover and editorial spreads of its December 2015 ‘Lingerie’ Issue, aptly tagged ‘Undercover’.

This shoot simply emphasizes that as women, what we wear underneath is as important as our clothes. Founder of the online magazine-Ono Bello poses confidently in six different types of lingerie from retail brand Brief Essentials while being photographed by the renowned Reze Bonna.

The magazine explains the inspiration behind this month’s theme, saying: ‘What’s under your clothes matters!’ Feeling and looking good should be both from the inside and outside, which is why your lingerie is important. It’s something meant not only for your partner to see in the bedroom, but it should make you the woman feel sexy too. Play with and enjoy your moods, which can go from dreamy, flirty, modest, casual to plain by wearing lingerie that match them. Spend time and effort on your body, because beautiful lingerie most times affirms your self-worth and has been proven to boost your self-confidence. More photos below.

This Entire Town Is For Sale Just Incase You Are Interested

Well, I never know the kind of people that read my blog. Poor, rich, wealthy, super mega rich? Lol ofcus...  I know there are a lot of rich folks including politicians who read this blog and one of them might just be interested in this property. Even you guys too can! This property has been put on sale for so many years with no BUYER. Well, guess what, it’s not expensive! Instead of getting a single house in town for $250,000 you can get this entire town for the same price. What’s more  is that it’s spacious enough for your business too, but it might just be you and your family living there alone and oh one more thing, one or two ghosts might pay you a regular visit or just LIVE there with YOU. Let me break it down;

Former Adamawa Commissioner Of Finance Jailed For 10 Years

A former Commissioner for Finance and Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs in Adamawa state during Boni Haruna’s administration, John Elias has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment without option of fine by a Federal High Court sitting in Yola.

The judge on Friday also ordered the Corporate Affairs Commission to shut down his company, ALHAKIM NIGERIA LIMITED as well as pay the state sum of N51.5 million which he stole while he held sway in office.

The presiding judge who delivered the judgement under section 3 (2) of the miscellaneous act said the judgement will serve as a deterrent to occupiers of public office who may want to filter resources meant for developmental projects. Continue…

Oh Dear! This Is The State Of An Escalator At Abuja International Airport (Photos)

A reader sent in the photos saying it is an international embarrassment for Abuja International Airport to have an escalator like this, when the rest of the world have theirs in perfect condition.

Major Hemp Distributors In Abia Arrested (Photo)

A raid by narcotics agents of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, has led to the discovery of 137kgs of cannabis and the arrest of two suspects in Abia State. The NDLEA commander in the state, Mr. Dele Akingbade, said the two suspects, 35-year-old Fidelis Ogbonna and 68-year-old Ududem Nwoke, were major hemp distributors in the state.

Akingbade said a cannabis warehouse run by Nwoke was discovered during the raid. It was there the NDLEA discovered nine bags of cannabis weighing 87kg.

When Ogbonna was arrested, a vehicle he used for the distribution was also impounded. 50kg of cannabis ready for distribution was reportedly recovered by the NDLEA agents in the process.

Aisha Bello Releases Hot New Steamy Photos As She Joins Another Modeling Agency

Nigeria top model Aisha Bello who is currently based in Europe and just got signed with one of the biggest modeling agencies in Milan, Ice Model management has hit the studios for some hot new steamy photos. More after the cut.

Biafra: We Are Brothers, Lets Live In Peace! Northern Youths Tell MASSOB

At a press conference yesterday, the Northern youth under the aegis of the Arewa Triumphant Youth Foundation, (ATYF) urged South- Easterners, especially Biafra agitators, to lay down their arms and embrace peace. According to the National President of the group, Ibrahim Yusuf, Northerners will not be happy to see South-Easterners pull out of Nigeria. He begged them to embrace peace irrespective of tribe or religion and also asked the government to come to their aide. Hear him;

“We are brothers. We should be able to live together as one big family. Nothing should separate us. MASSOB should lay down their arms, and allow us to stay together for the betterment of this great country. 

“There is no doubt that 99 per cent of these people that are into these various crises are young persons, and this is because they are jobless, and to stop them from being violent, government at all levels must provide jobs and the enabling environment for the youth.

Jesu! Asa, Your Collabos Are Getting Dumber By The Day- Etcetera Blasts

I walked into the music preview room at the radio station and I saw one of our sound engineers previewing Naeto C’s songs before uploading it into the station’s new digital library for airplay, I immediately walked out of the room because I wasn’t ready to activate my anger mode by putting myself through another experience of listening to another Nigerian rap song with shallow and crappy lines of which Naeto C is the culprit-in-chief, only to walk into the transmitting room and heard the presenter on duty introducing ‘Share my Blessing’ by Naeto C and Asa, as the next song on the play list.

I have to admit that this time around, I wasn’t too eager to make a dash for the door. Maybe because I heard Asa was on the song and thought that it would have at least inspired Naeto C to use better and more inspiring rhymes. Hope is a very dangerous thing. It turned out that I hoped for too much. The first line of the song almost pulled off my knee cap. It is the most fatal accident I have had till date. I almost died when I heard “what a conundrum” within the first few lines. What Conundrum? Like seriously? Bros Naeto, the only thing close to a conundrum in the whole song was how you convinced Asa to feature in the song.

How Ex-US Naval Officer Narrowly Escaped Death

It’s a miracle. Such a pathetic story. I hope Wale is never released on bail again. Such a man shouldn’t live with humans.

The police in Ekiti State have arrested three persons in connection with a robbery attack on a retired United States Naval officer, Mrs. Titilope Ayeni-Are.

The woman had just arrived Nigeria from the US after being away for over 12 years. She was due to resume her new role as a lecturer in one of the tertiary institutions in the state when the incident occurred.

The first robbery attack occurred on Sunday, August 9 when burglars invaded her residence at Charity Street, Adehun, Ado Ekiti, the state capital, while she was away in church between 9.15 am and 1.45pm. Before her arrival, valuable items including three laptops, two DVD players, three mobile phones and a modem had been stolen.

Friday, December 4, 2015

ACPN Presidential Candidate In Last Election Kidnapped

The ACPN presidential candidate in the March 28, 2015 Presidential election has been kidnapped. Chief Ganiyu Galadima who also doubles as ACPN chairman, was abducted after Obajana in Osaro, Kogi State while on his way to Ilorin, the Kwara State capital today to attend the burial of one of his elder brothers.

The National Chairman of Progressive Peoples Alliance, PPA, Chief Peter Ojonugwa Ameh has confirmed the kidnap. So so sad.

Buhari’s Foreign Trips Have Started Yielding Fruits – Lai Mohammed

President Muhammadu Buhari’s foreign trips since assuming office are critical to the implementation of his administration key policies of enhancing security, jump-starting the economy, creating jobs and fighting corruption, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said.

In a statement issued on Friday in Abuja, the Minister said all the trips have been anything but frivolous, and that they have started yielding fruits in terms of turning the tide in the fight against the insurgents who have been most active in the North-east, attracting investments in the range of billions of dollars, and securing global support for the administration’s anti-corruption fight.

”Nigerians, whether in the ruling or the opposition parties, have a right to ask questions about the activities of their President, but it is absolutely important that they do so from an informed, rather than partisan or sensational, standpoint,” he said.

16 Dead In Cairo Restaurant Firebombing

Sixteen people died today when bombs struck a Cairo restaurant in what Egypt's Interior Ministry said was an attack apparently motivated by a labor disagreement and not terrorism.

The restaurant in the Agouza area, near Cairo's city center, also housed a bar and nightclub in a building's basement. Three masked men reportedly threw Molotov cocktails, or burning gasoline bottles, into the restaurant before fleeing.

"Initial information indicated that disagreements between workers at the night club and others caused ... [the suspects] to throw Molotov cocktail at the ... door," the Facebook page of the Interior Ministry read.

Twin Bomb Blasts Rock Borno

Twin bomb blasts have rocked two different places in Borno today. According to reports, suicide bombers reportedly hit Kimba area of the Biu Local Government Area (LGA) and Sabon-Ngeri, both located in Borno State this afternoon.

The numbers of those injured or dead is unknown at the time of publication.

Paris Cafe Reopens After November Terrorist Attack

The Café Bonne Biere in Paris, where five people were killed by Islamic State terrorists on Nov. 13, reopened today.

"This is a big moment for us to welcome back our customers," bar manager Audrey Bily told a crowd on the sidewalk before the doors opened. "We are a big family here together. This has always been a place of sharing and conviviality. Now we want to get going again."

The five victims were killed while sitting on the terrace surrounding two sides of the building three weeks ago. Surveillance videotape recorded two gunmen opening fire on them.

The restaurant has been cordoned off by police tape since the attack, and has become the site of piles of personal memorial remembrances.

Life-Sized Sculpture Of Vladimir Putin Created From Chocolate Will Be Live Tomorrow

Organizers of Russia's Festival of Chocolate said this year's event will feature life-sized chocolate sculptures of VLADIMIR PUTIN and HIS DOG. The festival, scheduled to begin Dec. 5 in St. Petersburg, will feature a 170-pound sculpture of the Russian president as well as a chocolate sculpture of his dog, Connie.

Organizers said the sculpture is not meant to make any political statements and was inspired by a life-sized sculpture of Pope Francis created from chocolate last year.

The sculptors said they plan to submit the Putin sculpture to Guinness World Records as the largest chocolate sculpture of a secular leader. Hmm.

A Prisoner With One Last Encounter To Change Destiny: Watch The Trailer Of THE ENCOUNTER

Set in 1967 during the Nigeria-Biafra civil war, an imprisoned Ifeajuna is summoned by Biafran Commander-in-Chief General Emeka for one last conversation, one last encounter.  Based on the short story “The Encounter” by the historian, Henry Onyema.

Emir Of Keffi Dies At 70

The Emir of Keffi, Alhaji Mohammdu Chindo Yamusa is Dead. His brother, Alhaji Abubakar Gada Mohammed, Dan Galadima Keffi, in a statement, described the demise of his brother as shocking. The monarch, according to the statement, passed on about 3a.m on Friday after a brief illness.

He reportedly went to bed last night and didn't wake up.

The Late Emir ascended the prestigious throne in 1978. Funeral rites would take place after Juma'at prayer in Keffi today according to Islamic teachings.

Photos: Beverly Osu In Bikini, Takes Swimming Lessons

Nigerian Big Brother Africa 8 contestant, Beverly Osu has been taking swimming lessons from her close friend, Melvin Oduah whom they both attended BBA 8 together. She says: 'Surround yourself with people who see greatness in you, even when you don't see it in yourself.' Eyah!

LASTMA Moves to Tackle Traffic Gridlock In Apapa

The Chief Executive Officer of The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Mr. Chris Olakpe has said after an on-the-spot assessment of the Trade Fair Complex with stakeholders, LASTMA would relocate trailers and containers to the premises of the Lagos Trade Fair Complex as part of efforts to find lasting solution to the persistent traffic gridlock at Apapa caused mainly by indiscriminate parking of trucks.

He said the measure would allow free flow of traffic in the axis and ensure all traffic laws in the State are obeyed while violators will be punished according to the dictates of the law.

INEC Office Razed In Kogi State Ahead Of Supplementary Election

Political thugs in Kogi State have burnt down INEC's office in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State. The thugs arrived INEC's office around 5am this morning, shooting sporadically into the air before setting the office on fire. The supplementary governorship election holds tomorrow in the state.

Man To Die By Hanging Over N14,570 Robbery

An Ado-Ekiti High Court, yesterday, sentenced one David Olugboyega to death by hanging for armed robbery involving N14,570. The Judge passed the judgment following the confessional statement of the convict and the conclusion of trial by the prosecution.

“An accused may be convicted on his own confession alone as long as the court was satisfied. Based on the confessional statement of the accused, the court found him guilty as charged. Besides, the prosecution has also proved his case beyond reasonable doubt by providing seven witnesses.

“The accused is hereby sentenced to death by hanging. This will serve as deterrent to others in the society. May God have mercy on your soul,” he said.

Massive Job Cuts Underway Over Minimum Wage

The Chairman, Nigerian Governors Forum, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari has said that it is important that government representatives meet with labour union leaders to take a decision whether to review the minimum wage of N18,000 or downsize its workforce.

Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari who is the Governor of Zamfara State after a meeting with President Buhari behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa Abuja said the NGF should not be seen as anti-labour, The governor said the sharp drop in oil price had resulted in huge reductions of federal allocations to states.

He added that some states get as low as N55M monthly as federal allocation and there was no way they would continue borrowing to service overheads.

Bayelsa Polls: INEC Distributes Electioneering Materials

The Independent National Electoral Commission through its Public Relations Officer, Mr. Timidi Wariowel says it has begun distribution of card readers, ballot papers and result sheets to all local government areas of Bayelsa State.

He said the distribution of card readers, result sheets and ballot papers was ongoing in 105 wards of all the Local Government Area. However, the commission would distribute collation sheets on Friday evening or early Saturday morning. He also said the movement of materials were heavily policed and that all agents of the parties involved in the election would also be part of the exercise.

Tekno Releases New Photos & Official Video Of "Wash"

The duro crooner who has been getting everybody to dance at parties and club houses has just released the official video of his new song, WASH. He also released new photos of him to complement the new video. See the video and more photos all after the cut.

Reuben Abati Writes On Sugabelly, The Rape & Audu’s Sons

You probably don’t know Sugabelly. I don’t know her either. But it is the twitter handle of a Nigerian lady: @sugabelly, who in the wake of the death of former Governor Abubakar Audu of Kogi State felt the urge to go public with her story. My foregrounding her/story as opposed to his/story, is further affirmation of an earlier submission that Audu’s death is “inconclusive” (The Guardian, Nov 27).

As the rest of Nigeria mourned the death of Abubakar Audu and pondered the implications of an inconclusive electoral process, Sugabelly showed up on social media and started celebrating his death. Her message was that the death of the man was good riddance to bad rubbish. “I feel so amazing”, she wrote. “Like God actually answered my prayers… That’s usually how it is. Powerful people rarely remember the people whose lives they destroy.” She alleged that Audu’s sons once gang-raped her- seven of them, when she was an impressionable 17-year old and that Governor Audu used his position as a big man to rubbish her, slammed her with a $2 million libel suit, denied her from getting justice, with his lawyers insisting that “14 years” is the age of consent under the Penal Code in the FCT, and so there is no case. For eight years, her life, she says, has been a nightmare including contemplations of suicide and spells of manic depression.

NANS Condemns Senate's Threat To Social Media Users

The National Association of Nigerian Students has condemned the speed of the Senate in reading and debating a bill as it concerns Social Media Users in relation to other volatile bills pending in the 8th National Assembly.

Read the press statement below...
The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, condemn in totality the unusual rapid readings and debate in which the bill to jail social media users got from the Nigerian senate of the 8th National Assembly within a week, where we have pending volatile issues turning the nation down that needs their urgent attentions as stakeholder.

3-Year Old Dies After Teacher Made Her Sit On Hot Water Container

Haliya Abolore, a three-year-old who attended a private school on Idoluwo street, Dosunmu, Lagos Island is dead after her teacher allegedly made her seat on a hot container on the 21st of October.

Haliya ended up having burns on her buttocks and private parts and thereafter rushed to the Lagos Island General Hospital for treatment. The incident was reported at the Adeniji Adele Police Division which led to the arrest of the teacher, Maryam.

The school proprietress was invited for questioning by the police and mandated to make part payment for the treatment of the toddler. Haliya's health condition worsened due to complications.She was later transferred to Gbagada General Hospital where she died on Tuesday.

Former OOU VC, Oyeneye Dies Of Cancer

A former Vice Chancellor of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Professor Yinusa Olatunji Oyeneye died on the 2nd of December, 2015 at the age of 68. He was buried yesterday evening at his Ikangba hometown in Odogbolu local government of Ogun State.

He was also the pioneer pro-chancellor of the first University of education in Nigeria, Tai Solarin University of Education, TASUED. Family sources confirmed that he died of cancer related ailments.

Security Guard Sets Master’s House On Fire After Disagreement

The police in Lagos have arrested two securTity guards, Muhammed Kiga and Joseph James, for allegedly setting two houses on fire in the Ajah area of Lagos State. Punch Metro learnt that the two suspects, and one Musa, who is at large, conspired to commit the offence in November, 2015.

A police source said Musa and Kiga were employed to guard a property on Loius Fadipe Street, Thomas Estate, Ajah. Musa, who owned a motorcycle, was alleged to have had a disagreement with the landlord after his motorcycle scratched the latter’s car.

The source said, “They had a disagreement and the landlord banned him from bringing the motorcycle into the compound.

Robbers Arrested During Argument Over Sharing Of Loot

Three members of a robbery gang allegedly terrorising communities in the Agbado area of Ogun State have been arrested by the police.

It was learnt that the suspects – Tope Oyeleye, aka Elede; Abiola Yekini and Yusuf Olohuntoba, aka Ete – were arrested on Monday by policemen attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of Agbado Police Division.

However, other members of the gang, identified as J.J, Absorber, Sule and Ramoni, are still at large.

Naira Falls Again At Parallel Market, Now 247

The naira fell against the United States dollar from 243 to 247 at the parallel market on Thursday. This is coming a day after the Central Bank of Nigeria banned over 1,600 Bureau De Change operators from participating in its twice-weekly sale of foreign currencies.

The naira had hovered between 241 and 243 before falling to 247 on Thursday.

EFCC Combs Dokpesi’s Abuja Residence

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Wednesday scrutinized the Abuja residence of Chief Raymond Dokpesi, the former Chairman, DAAR Communications Plc,  in continuation of its investigation into the controversial disbursement of $2.1bn arms procurement funds by the ex-National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki.

It was gathered that Dokpesi was taken from the custody to his house where the officials of EFCC searched the businessman’s residence for certain clues that might aid its probe. It was however not clear if they found any important document.

After the search, he was taken back to the EFCC headquarters, where he was kept overnight.

Whoever Did This?

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Mocheddah & Boo Look Good In New Photo

The couple have been dating for many years now.

Lawyer Sues Buhari Over Ministers Dichotomy

A human rights and public interest litigation lawyer, John Nwobodo has sued President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney General of the Federation at the Federal High Court Abuja over the dichotomy in the status of ministers of government of the federation.

The Plaintiff in the suit marked as FHC/ABJ/CS/9942015 is seeking the determination of three questions namely:

(1) Whether the 1st defendant in the exercise of the powers conferred on him under section 147 (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) is not bound to appoint one Minister from each State, who shall be so designated and not otherwise.

(2) Whether the designation or appellation “Minister of State” or “State Minister of” with its diminutive status is not discriminatory against the states from which Ministers of such designation were appointed and therefore unconstitutional. Continue...