Saturday, December 26, 2015

Guru Maharaji Speaks On Biafra On 68th Birthday

Sat. Guru Maharaji who recently mocked a late Pope, Goldie, MKO Abiola, Yar’adua and some other international celebrities saying they would have been alive if they had found him before their untimely death has now also raised his voice concerning the on-going Biafra issue.

Maharaji who spoke yesterday in Ibadan to journalists at a press conference in celebration of his 68th birthday said something urgent must be done in other for the Biafra issue not to get out of hand. He went ahead to say the issue of Biafra died in 1968 and should not be escalated now or used to threaten the unity of the country urging all to learn from what is happening today in the North.

It’s 12 Years Already! Desmond Elliot & Wife Celebrate 12 Years Anniversary

Desmond Elliot and his wife Victoria Elliot, today celebrated their 12th year of living together as man and wife. Desmond who is excited about the celebration wrote;

‘Yeepee it's our 12th wedding Babamai my sweetheart, my wife and my love. God bless you my love.’

We say big congrats to them.

Relocate To Sambisa Or Yobe To Prove Boko Haram Has Ended, Fayose Tells Lai Mohammed

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose has described Federal Government’s announced reduction of petrol pump price from N87 to N85 per litre as a continuation of the deceit propagated by All Progressives Congress (APC) led government.

The governor who also challenged the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed to relocate to Sambisa in Borno State or Yobe and move around there without heavy military security if indeed he was sure that Boko Haram had been defeated.

Speaking through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said; “only God’s intervention can save Nigeria from the present economic and security problems as it is glaring that the man running the affairs of the country at the federal level does not have any answer to the problems.”

Video: Celebrate Juliet Ibrahim ft. Jupitar

This is the official music video for Juliet Ibrahim's Single "Celebrate" featuring Jupitar. It was produced by Jewelz Productions and directed by Juliet Ibrahim. Watch!

Photo: Suicide Bomber Dressed As A Female Arrested In Gombe Church

A suicide bomber was yesterday caught at a Catholic Church in Biliri Local Government Area of Gombe State with the intention of blowing up himself and others while the Christmas service was on.

He was however blocked by some Vigilante Muslim youth who were guarding the church, after they noticed he wasn’t walking like a woman despite he had his hair neatly braided and was dressed in a woman’s attire. He was then stopped from entering the church and was searched.

Upon searching him, they found out he had no breast and as a matter of fact he is a woman. A suicide vest was also seen strapped over his waist.

Photos: Turkish President Stops Convoy To Talk Man Out Of Suicide

The Turkish president appeared to prevent a suicide on Christmas Day after he was filmed persuading a man to get back from the edge of a bridge.  The unnamed man was thought to be preparing to jump when Recep Erdogan's motorcade was passing over the 211ft-tall structure, which links Europe with Asia, after Friday prayers.

Footage showed Erdogan's bodyguards bringing the sobbing man, who appeared to be in his early 30s, to talk to the President through the window of his car.

After a few moments, the man could then be seen kissing Erdogan's hand before being escorted to safety. Police had allegedly been trying for almost two hours to talk the man out of committing suicide, but he refused.

He was said to have abandoned his car on the bridge and climbed over the side railing due to long-standing depression. More photos below…

Woman Cries Out After Husband Who Repeatedly Raped Their 4-Year Old Daughter Is Set Free

And guess who they are accusing of setting him free? The police!

Two months after Saturday Punch reported that a 37-year-old mechanic, Thompson, sexually abused his daughter till she lost her voice, the victim’s mother has raised the alarm that the authorities had released the man without prosecution.

Thirty-two-year-old Funmi told Saturday Punch that she and her children had been living in fear of what Thompson might do to them for causing his woes.

Thompson was arrested after Saturday Punch reported the bizzare case in October when Funmi alleged that her husband had on many occasions raped their four-year-old daughter, Rebecca, in their home in Igando area of Lagos.

FG To Shut Down Open Drugs Markets In 2017 To Control Fake Drugs

The Federal Government has concluded the review of a national drug policy that will in turn lead to the complete shutting down of the open drug markets in the country by year 2017 to check the menace of fake drugs.

The Registrar/Chief Executive, Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria, Mr. Elijah Mohammed, stated this in an interview with Saturday Punch, on the sidelines of his end of year media chat with journalists in Abuja. He said the review was carried through the Federal Ministry of Health.

He also announced the withdrawal of the practicing licences of three certified pharmacists and said over 30 members are being investigated over alleged breach of professional code of conduct. Continue...

Dencia Still Can’t Over Her Late Brother

I can’t relate, because I have never lost someone young, but I know young ladies tend to be like this. I lost my grandpa 4years ago, (the first close person that I will ever loose, and the truth is, I still cry when I realize he is no longer here). Dencia lost her elder brother recently, she broke the news on instagram and people consoled her, fast forward now, she has made it almost a daily post, where she talks about how she can’t get over him, how she thinks she can’t ever stop crying and how her world is now apart without him. It’s really really sad. Please let’s say a word of prayer for her. The Lord is her strength.

N.B If you are an emotional person please don’t read the tribute below. Cus it might just make you cry this early morning.

Ogun Community Where Over 10,000 Residents Share Only One Hospital Bed

It's a long read, but the headline says it all. 

Bose Tetede was worn out by the time she arrived home that evening. A hectic four-hour trek to and fro her home in Imule, a small agrarian community with over 3000 residents in Ipokia Local Government Area of Ogun State, and Itaope, a border town in neighbouring Republic of Benin, had taken its toll on her. The sound of her heavy breathing summarises the agonising experience.

Tetede had left home at about 7:00am last Monday in search of help for her sick twins – Taiwo, a boy and Kehinde, a girl. The toddlers had been struck by malaria and so needed urgent attention to get back to their old, playful selves. With one child strapped to her back and another carried over her shoulder, the young mother pounded the bumpy, dusty countryside roads for more than two hours before finally arriving in the Beninese town where her children were attended to promptly and given drugs at the cost of N4000. But enduring another two-hour trek back to Imule under the torrid sun with the weight of the ailing twins resting on her frail frame was more than Tetede could bear. On the evening our correspondent came across her, she could barely move her body.

Friday, December 25, 2015

200 Shops Burnt In Ibadan, N250m Worth Of Goods Lost

Over N250m worth of goods was lost today at Sango plank market, Ibadan, Oyo State when a fire outbreak razed down over 200 shops. The inferno started around 3pm and was not put out until 8pm this evening. According to traders on ground, only one vehicle belonging to the Oyo State Fire Service was available and once the fire fighters run out of water, they rush back to Eleyele Water Works for a refill which made the situation worse. The fire has however been put out now.

Petrol To Sell For N85 Per Litre From January 1, 2016

Petrol will now sell for N85per litre from January, 1st 2016 the Federal Government has said. The FG who says it can no longer afford to subsidize the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) following the fraud that has attended its operation, stressed that the product will sell for N85 per litre as from the first day of January, 2016.

Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, the Minister of State for Petroleum, disclosed this during his inspection of the Port Harcourt Refinery Company (PHRC), today.

Who Can Guess Who This Boy Grew Up To be?

The boy you see in the photo above is a popular professor in Nigeria today! Can you guess who he grew up to be?

SEE The Currency Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone & Gambia Once Used Together

This is the 1954 British West Africa 100 Shillings. Nigeria, Gold Coast (now Ghana), Sierra Leone and Gambia all used this currency.

Photo Of IBB Allegedly Signing A Marriage Register As A Best Man

Above is an alleged photo of IBB signing the marriage register of his friend, Mamman Vatsa. IBB was Vatsa’s best man during his wedding ceremony and ‘sadly’ he was also executed under IBB's administration in 1986, the twitter handle said.

Photos: Check Out Eva Longoria's Engagement Ring

Remember the woman who turned down a proposal because the poor guy dared proposed with a small diamond? We just may have found her heart's desire. 40-year-old actress, Eva Longoria, recently got engaged to her beau, José Antonio Baston, 47, and he popped the question with a rock very few women - if any - will say no to. The couple just got back from a vacation in India and the actress proudly showed off the ruby on her ring finger as she made her way through the airport. Her engagement comes as a surprise because just last year, she shot down rumours of marriage or babies after two failed marriages. We hope she is third time lucky.

Katie Price Poses N*de With 14 Months Old Daughter In Series Of Sweet Family Snaps

In these sweet black and white pictures taken by her husband, 37-year-old former glamour model and mother of five, Katie Price is seen fully n*de as she cuddles her baby 14-Month old baby, Bunny n her arms. Recall that Katie recently came under fire for using too much makeup on her 8-year-old daughter. See one more photo below.

Guess Who's The Queen Of Instagram?

No it's not Kim, it's not Beyonce either. Only days after Kim celebrated hitting 55million followers on Instagram, she has been outdone by Taylor Swift who now has 60million followers, in a message to her fans Taylor said   'Well would you look at that. Thanks for the 60 million followers situation guys! Merry Christmas indeed.' She also shared a pic of herself without makeup, she still looks beautiful.

Miss Tourism Nigeria (Planet), Releases Photos To Celebrate Christmas Day

Miss Tourism Nigeria (planet), Miss Anita Igoni has released lovely photos to celebrate Christmas day. See more after the cut.

Emotional Scenes As Royal Navy Heroes Arrive Home Just In Time For Christmas

These were the emotional scenes as one of the Royal Navy's smallest ships returned home just in time for Christmas. HMS Atherstone and its 45-strong crew returned to Portsmouth Naval Base to a hero's welcome after months away on patrol in the Gulf. See more touching photos right after the cut.

Airport Worker In Paris Arrested After Picking €20,000 Dropped By Moroccan Ambassador To US

A worker at a Paris airport has been arrested after pocketing €20,000 euros (£15,000) dropped by the Moroccan ambassador to the United States, police said yesterday.

Mohamed Rachad Bouhlal was leaving Air France's VIP lounge at Charles De Gaulle airport and heading for a flight to New York on Wednesday when two mobile phones fell from his bag and he realised the money was missing.

Retracing his steps, he was unable to find the money and left the airport.  Police continued the search while he boarded the plane.

Photo: Tiwa Savage Finally Shows The Face Of Her Son

She posted the photo few minutes ago with the caption, ‘My Little Christmas Teddy Bear’. So cute!

Mum's Distress As Daughter, 11, Gets Vile Christmas Card

A distressed Irish mum has posted a 'vile' Christmas card that was sent to her 11-year-old daughter calling her a ‘f**king b**ch' and telling her to attend another school. The card also says that the little girl is hated by everybody at the school.

The cover of the card is a Christmas picture of four cats with the words 'Mistletoe and Mischief'. On the inside of the card, the handwritten message starts with: "Hello b***h. Your (sic) are a b**ch. We all hate you. You are a f**king bitch. And a little c**t,” it went on.

"We all hate you at school, basketball, football, running and the musical. Everywhere you go. Don’t ask us to ure (sic) house or a sleepover. Don’t ask us. We hate your house." The note ends with another "go to a other school b**ch." Continue...

Eniola Badmus Stuns In Her Own Christmas Photos

She says Merry Christmas… See more photos below...

Kanu: Dialogue Is The Solution Not Military Approach- kukah

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, has said the way the Federal Government is going about the matter of Radio Biafra Founder, Nnamdi Kanu is not the right way and a Military/Judiciary approach to this matter, won’t help either. Kukah emphasized that we are in a democratic era and so, the most appropriate thing to do his to dialogue. The Bishop who spoke with Punch said;

“A military and judicial approach would not work. We are in a democracy where dialogue, diplomacy and patience are the hallmarks of good leadership. The Federal Government should open a backdoor channel to get Kanu to renounce alleged hate speeches and violence.

“My position on Kanu is straightforward. I am not in any way saying that he is innocent but in order to avoid upheavals and tension, the government should settle through engagement. One of the parties has to trade something for something else. We are not in a military regime. Dialogue is the solution.”

He also spoke briefly on the recent Shiites/Army clash in Zaria and said he was shocked that the President didn't declare a National mourning despite the numbers of those that died.

100 Die, 60 Cars Burnt In Anambra Factory Fire

The gas plant explosion that happened yesterday in Nnewi, Nnewi Local Government Area of Anambra State, has killed no fewer than hundred (including some in their homes) people, wounded many, destroyed 60 cars and 50 motorcycles all together.

According to an eye witness, the fire which emanated from Inter Corp Oil Limited (LPG Gas Plant), was caused by an explosion that occurred when a truck was making an attempt to discharge its content without waiting for the mandatory cooling time while customers were refilling at the same time.

Others said some victims would have been rescued, but the fire went up so fast making rescue efforts almost impossible. The Police have confirmed the incident, and the Government have described it as unfortunate.

Merry Christmas LL Readers, Merry Christmas Nigeria!

As you celebrate the miracle of this special season, may your heart be filled with joy and peace. May these holiday blessings linger in your home and stay with you throughout the coming year.

Hope your Christmas will be as warm and sweet as a cup of hot cocoa filled with more granted wishes than you can count. Merry Christmas Guys!! Thanks for always being there.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Check Out Segun Arinze’s Album Cover In 1982

He started with music. Now this is the album cover of Segun Arinze’s ‘Dreams’ album which he released under Premier Music Label in 1982. Just in case you have never seen it....

Ten Chinese Cities Issue Pollution Red Alert

More than 100 million people in China have been warned to stay indoors after at least 10 Chinese cities issued red alerts for smog.

Pollution covered large parts of the country’s east and centre as measures to curb the toxic haze were ordered to be implemented. The alert came as broad swathes of the country suffered through their fourth wave of choking pollution this month.

In addition, the eastern province of Shandong, home to almost 96 million and some of the 10 cities under red alert, issued its first ever top-level warning on Wednesday.

It is believed to be the first time an entire province has issued a red alert. 

5 Die Early Hours Of This Morning As Bus Plunges Into River

Five persons lost their lives early this morning on the Onitsha-Enugu express way, as a commuter bus heading towards Enugu plunged into Oji River, near Anambra.

The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Anambra Command, Sunday Ajayi, who confirmed the accident told NAN, that the incident occurred about 1:25 a.m. on Thursday.

Ajayi said there were 15 passengers in the vehicle, out of which 10 were rescued and taken to hospital, while five were killed in the incident. He said the timely rescue operations led by the personnel of the FRSC minimised the number of casualties. The commander said it was a ‘lone accident’ and blamed it on drowsiness of the driver, poor visibility and other dangers associated with night driving.

He urged people who wished to travel to do so during the day time, and set out on time for journey that may stretch into the night.

Oduah Calls For Positive Spirit On Christmas & New Year

Remember she recently gave out rice. Well she is now sending out her Christmas message.

The lawmaker representing ‎Anambra North senatorial district Princess Stella Oduah has encouraged  Nigerians to maintain a positive spirit in the Yuletide while ushering in the New year.

She expressed optimism that the New year will bring lots of good tidings and immense solution to the plight of Nigeria.

In her Christmas and New year message to Nigerians she stated that the 8th Assembly is determined to make a difference regardless of political affiliations.

Biafra: Ex-APGA Chair Blasts S-East NASS Members For Keeping Mum n Kanu’s Detention

Irked by Department of State Services (DSS) continued detention of Director of Radio Biafra and Leader, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, the immediate-past National Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), and senatorial candidate of APGA in the forthcoming re-run election in the Anambra Central Senatorial zone, Chief Victor Umeh, has blamed all the National Assembly members from the South-East geo-political zone for keeping silent.

Speaking to Vanguard, Umeh lampooned the  lawmakers of South-Eastern extraction, noting that in the face of Biafra’s agitation, “Our National Assembly members should have advised the Federal Government to release Nnamdi Kanu first and then intervene in the dispute to ensure that frayed nerves are calmed on the issue, instead of keeping silent while the agitation is escalating.”

SEE What Celebrities Go Through

See what they go through? Wonder why they are not fat and look almost the same even 10 years after? Well here’s the secret. Weird MC who has been doing this for years, had to tweet this (above) to make her feel better.

Empress Njamah Releases Photos From Her Xmas Shoot

See more photos after the cut.

Must Watch! When Dino Melaye’s Colleagues Called Him A Masquerade At The Senate

Oh my God, these senators are a big ‘joke’. Lmaoooo age is nothing but truly a number, hahaha. So Senator Dino was recently crowned the Jarma of Okuta and he attended his next sitting at the Senate dressed as a chief and his colleagues went ‘wild’ on him. When he entered, a lot of them started laughing, and then a loud voice was heard saying – masquerade, and the laugh continued. It went on like that till the end of the video. Think I am joking? Watch the video…. Oh dear, I want to be a Senator one day.

Baddo! Man Caught With Four Gold Bars Hidden In His Rectum At International Airport

A man has been arrested at Sri Lanka's international airport after allegedly smuggling gold bars hidden in his rectum. The 42-year-old was caught by customs officials at Bandaranaike International Airport after they noticed he was ''finding it hard to walk'.

Upon closer inspection, the man, who claimed to be working for the Sri Lankan government, was found to have hidden four 100g gold bars in his rectal cavity. The man, from a suburb of Sri Lanka's capital Colombo, had been spotted by customs staff after arriving on a midnight flight from Singapore.

Seeing that the man was 'walking suspiciously,' airport security stopped to search him, custom's spokesman Leslie Gamini told the BBC.

Girl Whose Life Support Was Turned Off & Given Up For Dead, To Celebrate Christmas Tomorrow With Parents

Aww this is indeed a miracle! A young family will celebrate their very own Christmas miracle tomorrow - with their little baby girl who came back from the brink of death. Just five months ago devastated Francesca, 41, and husband Lee Moore-Williams, 44, watched as their baby daughter took what they thought was her last breath. They took one last photograph (pictured left), and wept as one-year-old Bella lay sedated in a hospital's intensive care unit and her life-supporting ventilator was turned off.

But incredibly just 30 minutes later, the toddler, who doctors had given up for dead, began to improve and soon she began kicking and screaming. Tomorrow, after a recovery which has stunned her parents and medics, little Bella will celebrate Christmas Day at home with her family (right) at Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. Miracles are still here!

Photos: Malivelihood Releases Products For 2016, Set To Make Ooni Of Ife Swag In His Custom Made Crown

According to sources, Luxury designer, Malivelihood is presently making a customized Diamond Crown for the new Ooni of Ife! M.A also just released his new 2016 products on his Instagram page and also gifted Patoranking a Gold wireless microphone. See a photo of what the crown will look like (it’s going to be more beautiful than this, trust M.A, but atleast just have an idea) and also see the microphone he gave Pato right after the cut.

She’s Hot! Layole Oyatogun Releases Christmas Photos

It's been a year of ups and downs, lows and highs, twists and turns. But there's always a message in the mess, treasure in the trash and glory in the story. Through it all we are still standing, alive, hale and hearty, as we wrap up 2015 and cross over to 2016, I wish you all, my fans, friends and family a Merry Christmas and a Highly Favoured New Year, she said.

Layole was styled by Tiannahstyling and Photography was by Ayoka Thompson. More photos below.

Lawyer Drags 21-Year Old Secretary To Court For Allegedly Diverting N118,000

A lawyer has dragged his secretary to court for alleged theft. The secretary, Gbenga Akindele, who allegedly bolted with his employer’s N118, 000, was charged before an Ikeja Magistrate Court yesterday.

The 21-year-old, who lives at Agege in Lagos, is facing a charge of stealing.

According to the prosecutor, Inspector Ezekiel Ayorinde, the accused committed the offence on December 17 at Tabon-Tabon in Agege.

He said Akindele, who was working as the secretary in the chambers of Mr Rotimi Akomolafe, was asked to pay some money into his employer’s account at First Bank but converted the money to personal use.

Charlie Sheen Vows To Find A Cure For HIV

Charlie Sheen has vowed to find a cure for HIV. The 50-year-old star recently admitted he's contracted the virus and although he was initially in a state of denial about his condition, Charlie soon turned his attention to combating HIV.

He shared: "I was angry. I was in denial. I was in shock." Asked who he was angry at, the former Two and a Half Men star told Radar Online: "Myself, the world. But that didn't last long. It was shortly afterwards - I think it was the second day - I said to my mom, 'This disease picked the wrong guy.'

"If anybody can fight this thing and discover a cure, it's me. I will exhaust every resource available to me. I will sit with every expert. I will move forward until something's revealed."

Sri Lankan Maid Spared Stoning Sentence In Saudi Arabia

A Saudi Arabian court has commuted the death-by-stoning sentence passed on a Sri Lankan maid convicted of adultery, Sri Lanka's government said on Wednesday.

The 45-year-old married mother of two would now serve a "short jail sentence", said Harsha de Silva, Sri Lanka's deputy foreign minister, without giving any further details on the exact amount of time that she would have to remain behind bars.

"We have succeeded in getting the death sentence overturned. Our concern was to make sure that the original sentence was not carried out," de Silva told reporters in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo.

"The government of Sri Lanka wishes to acknowledge and appreciate the good offices of the Saudi authorities. The sympathy, understanding and the concern expressed, and assistance extended by many other parties is also noted and deeply appreciated."