Saturday, March 5, 2016
The 42-Year old Commissioner, Nasir Zarummai who died yesterday night has been buried. The Governor of the State, Aminu W. Tambuwal was also one of the guests at the ceremony. May his soul rest in peace.
The Commissioner for Science and Technology, Sokoto State, Nasir Zarummai, is dead. Zarumai died Friday night at the Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital after a brief illness.
His death was announced this morning in a tense statement. He would have been 43 next month.
Remember OAP Daddy Freeze spoke about Nigerians not appreciating raw talents when it comes to education? Well Ayodele Dada who has been declared the best student so far in the history of UNILAG when he scored a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 5.00, which has never been recorded by any student of any department since the institution came to existence, is now about to start living on the streets because his landlord is about to evict him due to his non-payment of house rent.
Daddy Freeze got hold of him, invited him over, interviewed him and then brought it to instagram where he tagged some Nigerians including Sujimoto who gave Olajumoke and her family an apartment to live in for free. The good news is that Siju has now replied, asking Freeze to let them meet him and see what he can do. Freeze also called on other Nigerians to please be of help to him and let’s celebrate value for once. What Freeze wrote on instagram after the cut.
You know Dencia don’t JOKE! And you know the last thing that will get the singer to smile is when you do anything to tarnish the image of her products. She dragged it out with world famous Lupita Nyong'o when she tried to smear her products.
Unfortunately for Mecran cosmetics, who just made Toke Makinwa their brand ambassador, they took one of Dencia’s photos online, cleaned her company’s name and posted it as the outcome of their products. A very angry Dencia through her company’s official IG Page @whitenicious then called out Toke and Mecran saying if they don’t stop, she would be have to drag them to court.
Shortly after the calling out, Mecran products apologised over the mistake, saying an overzealous staff did, and just then Dencia went more in on them, saying, they shouldn’t apologose because oyt was done on purpose especially to deceive clients! The drama then continued with potential clients getting in. All the messy details below…
The son of a Russian nanny accused of beheading a four-year-old is being held by police after he was encouraged to fight in Syria by ISIS.
Rakhmatillo Ashurov, 19, is currently held in detention in his native Uzbekistan as Russia laid formal murder charges against his mother Gyulchekhra Bobokulova, 38.
This is after police claim he was encouraged to join ISIS in Syria.
'I'm Glad That S*** Is All Over.' Nick Gordon Grins & Laughs As Bobbi’s Autopsy Reveals The Real Cause Of Her Death
The official document showed how she had alcohol and four different drugs in her system when she was found face-down in the bath of her suburban Atlanta home.
It detailed scars on her head and body, missing teeth, and the ravages and indignities she suffered during the seven months she spent in a coma before finally succumbing to the effects of the time she spent in the water.
Last month he put his $325,000 Maybach limousine up for sale on eBay. And it's quickly becoming apparent why he would part with his bulletproof ride, as TMZ reports that Charlie Sheen is complaining that he is essentially out of money and cannot make his child support payments.
The 50-year-old Two and a Half Men star currently pays $55,000 a month to Brooke Mueller, 38, to support their two children, Bob and Max, both six years old.
According to the publication, Charlie had been making $613,000 a month from his Two and a Half Men residual payments.
This story will leave you speechless. Oga o. May God not give us a bad child.
According to Nigerian Tribune, A 30-year-old man, identified as Ibrahim Oniyide, who allegedly stabbed his mother to death, has been remanded in prison.
The police, Ibrahim killed his mother, identified as Tawa Oniyide by stabbing her with a kitchen knife and broken bottle all over her body.
It was gathered that the suspect on the fateful day had gone to introduce a woman to his mother as his future wife, demanding that she accommodate her. Continue...
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested an exporter and three clearing agents in connection with the unlawful exportation of illicit drugs out of the country.
This was contained in a statement issued by Mr Mitchell Ofoyeju, Head, Public Affairs, NDLEA, which was obtained by the NAN on Friday in Lagos.
The statement said the suspects were apprehended by officers of the agency at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos.
Oh dear, when lawmakers, fathers, assumed role models in the society fight, lol. By the way, Senator Melaye started it o, he should have just made his statement without mentioning Gov. Oshiomhole’s name o.
You will recall that it was reported on Wednesday that the senator representing Kogi West in the National Assembly, Mr. Dino Melaye, made a reference to Governor Oshiomhole’s marriage to his Cape Verdean wife, Iara, while urging Nigerians to focus on “made-in-Nigeria women”.
He had said, “We will also move in order to encourage made-in-Nigeria products and begin to talk about made-in-Nigeria women.
“Apologies to my uncle, the Governor of Edo State, we must, as a people, stop paying dowries in dollars and pounds. It is time for my colleagues here to become born-again.”
Friends of Yunusa, the 18-year-old man that whisked 14-year-old Ese Oruru away to Kano from Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, have appealed to the Federal Government to forgive their workmate.
Yunusa’s friends, who were seen around the stall on Michael Street, Opolu, where they usually gather before and after everyday’s work, described the action of the Kano-born commercial tricycle operator as condemnable.
One of Yunusa’s close friends, Ibrahim Mohammed, who said he was not aware that his friend had planned to elope with Ese, urged government to consider Yunusa’s age (18), warn him and allow him to go.
“I am not a lesbian, it was just a harmless picture I took with my friends while we were about to set out to a private beach to have some fun. I think the picture was taken during the Valentine season or one of those festive seasons. The ironic thing is that our boyfriends were there when we took the picture. I am not a lesbian and I can never be one.”
But then if you have a son and you don’t take care of him… hmm
THE TIMES & THE SUN Publisher, 84-Year Old Rupert Weds Former Model, Gifts Her £2.4m Diamond Ring (Photos)
Rupert Murdoch planted a smacker on new wife Jerry Hall's cheek after they tied the knot on Friday at an aristocratic palace.
The 84-year-old media mogul, whose News UK company publishes The Times and The Sun newspapers, posed for photographers next to the former supermodel, who couldn't stop smiling.
He looked proud as punch after the ceremony was held at Spencer House in London, a venue which is described on its website as "one of the most sumptuous private residences ever built" in the capital.
Friday, March 4, 2016
Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole has approved a five per cent increase in the Consolidated Medical Salary Scale of medical doctors in Edo State. The Governor made the announcement when he received the National Secretary General of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and Executives of the State Chapter of the union in Government House, Benin City. Oshiomhole said;
“I believe wages and payment of wages is a right and not a privilege you dispense when you are comfortable and I want us to retain the best brains in our hospitals.
I have argued in previously that our doctors are not inferior to any other doctor including those working for the Federal Government and therefore, there is ordinarily no reason why our doctors should earn N1 less than any other doctor of the same qualification in any other part of the country. Continue...
An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday granted bail in the sum of N1 million to a 23-year-old trader, Obinna Obaji, who allegedly defiled a three-year-old girl by fingering.
The Chief Magistrate, Tajudeen Elias, in his ruling, ordered the defendant to produce two sureties in like sum as part of the bail conditions.
Elias said Obaji should deposit N100, 000 into the Chief Registrar’s Account, pending the determination of the case.
The mother of one of the girls kidnapped from Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary in Lagos, this morning slumped after going 4 days without food in what is termed- dry fasting.
Timilehin Olosa, Tofunmi Popoolaniyan and Deborah Akinayo were abducted from the classrooms on Monday night by kidnappers numbering about 10.
It was learnt that the woman’s health deteriorated after the girls were not freed on Friday morning as promised. The woman was said to have had high hopes following assurances from security agencies that the girls would be rescued Friday.
The Borno Government today banned the sale of dried meat in order to curtail the activities of Boko Haram terrorists currently engaged in cattle rusting to fund their operations.
Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno announced the ban at the inauguration of a high powered Committee for the Management of the Maiduguri Cattle Market in Maiduguri.
Shettima, represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Jidda Shuwa, said government had also suspended importation of cattle to the state capital for the next two weeks. He also noted that ONLY the Butchers Association and Cattle Traders Association were permitted to slaughter and sell cattle in the market. Boko Haram will definitely end someday.
A 28-year-old woman, Ifeoma Okoroafor, today told a Gudu Upper Area Court in the Federal Capital Territory that she inflicted injuries on a man because he touched her breasts.
Okoroafor of Dutse Area of Apo pleaded not guilty to a two-count charge of joint act and causing hurt contrary to Section 79 and 245 of the Penal Code.
“My Lord, the nominal complainant, Musa Goddy, touched me inappropriately and without my consent, while I was waiting for a commercial vehicle to take me home after work at night. The complainant beat me up and tore my clothes when I queried him for his action,’’ Okoroafor told the court.
Wife of Kogi State Governor, Hajia Hafi Bello, has given birth to twin baby boys in a private hospital in Abuja today, Friday 4th March, 2016. A statement released this evening by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Strategy, Mr. Abdulkarim Abdulmalik, said the children and the mother are in sound health.
The statement further stated that the governor received the news with joy with just over a month into his administration. Governor Bello is the first Kogi state governor to be blessed with twin babies while in office.
Hajia Hafi, the second wife of the Governor, put the babies to bed early hours of today.
In the wake of the abduction and release of 14 year-old Ese Oruru, Nollywood star actress Stephanie Linus is raising her voice against sexual abuse of the girl child.
Using the hashtags #EseOruru, #ChildNotBride and #GirlChildEducation, the actress who has always had a strong voice advocating for proper rights for the Girl Child recently sent out a series of tweets to speak out for Ese.
She shared her views on her Twitter Page as well as on her blog StephanieDaily.com. Below is what she wrote on her blog....
Bobbi Kristina Brown died from a combination of alcohol, drugs and drowning - but it's still unclear whether her death was murder, suicide or an accident, Daily Mail reports.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office in Atlanta released a statement Friday morning - on what would have been Bobbi Kristina's 23rd birthday - about her death as it prepares to release the full autopsy report.
According to the statement, Bobbi Kristina died of lobar pneumonia, which was caused by the combination of drugs found in her system, drowning and hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy - a neurological condition resulting from a lack of oxygen to the brain.
They Are Begging Shekau With Amnesty While Kanu Is In Jail, Opeyemi Ahmed Speaks On Hausa/Yoruba Clash
A neighbour to singer Femi Kuti has called him out on twitter, saying they have not had light in the neighbourhood for two months now because of a faulty transformer, but Femi who also resides in the same hood as turned blind eyes to it. He further went on to say the singer’s father, late Fela wouldn’t have looked away in such a situation if he was alive. But Femi’s reply to him was more than EPIC….
Davina Ayrton, who changed her name from David three years ago, was convicted of the s3xual attack on a 15-year-old girl in the autumn of 2004, following a week-long trial at Portsmouth Crown Court in January.
The trial heard that Ayrton had met up with the victim, who had run away from home, and two friends on an evening in autumn 2004 and gone drinking in a garage in Portsmouth which had a sofa and chairs in it.
Celebrity stylist, designer and writer Jane Michael Ekanem features on CNN’s Africa Voices. The amazing celebrity stylist who has styled celebrities like Tuface, Omotola, Waje, Chidimma, Wizkid etc. shares her inspiring story on her journey into a career path not so popular in Africa.
This edition airs on CNN International at these times Friday: 8:30am, Saturday: 2:30am, 2:30pm and Sunday: 3:30am, 10:30am and 5:30pm.
President Muhammadu Buhari has heartily congratulated former President of Nigeria and elder statesman, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (GCFR), as he turns 79, tomorrow, March 5, 2016.
According to a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President affirms that the former president, who is approaching the octogenarian cycle, has contributed immensely to the institutionalization of democracy in Nigeria and Africa through his personal sacrifice, extensive local and international networks, and God-given wisdom. Continue below to read the press statement in parts….
For allegedly stabbing her boyfriend to death, 24-year-old Blessing Edet is to be kept behind bars for the next 30 days, a Lagos court ruled on Thursday.
An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court said Blessing should be remanded at Ikoyi Prisons pending when the case would be filed at the appropriate court.
The Magistrate, Mrs B.O. Folarin-William said: “The accused should be remanded in prison custody pending when the case will be filed at the appropriate court since the advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is out.”
The Oyo State Government has declared today a public holiday in the state in commemoration of the coronation of the new Olubadan of Ibadanland, High Chief Saliu Adetunji.
The coronation will hold at Mapo Hall with eminent personalities, traditional leaders and government representatives expected at the venue.
In a statement by the state’s Head of Service, Mr. Soji Eniade, Governor Abiola Ajimobi urged civil and public servants in the state, market men and women, artisans and other members of the public to turn out massively for the ceremony.
A six-year-old schoolgirl is causing a sensation in the normally staid world of chess - by beating adult competition to land two major titles in just a month.
Little Carolina Espinosa Cancino, who has been playing since she was two, likes nothing more than singing along to her favourite musical, Annie or the soundtrack to Disney film Frozen.
But when the chess board comes out she switches into junior master mode, leaving opponents more than three times her age trailing in her wake.
Matthew Brinton sparked fury when he was filmed putting his shopping and dog Hazel into the flashy car after a day of begging on the streets.
He is known in Newquay, Cornwall, for spending his days asking for money on the streets.
Today, a battered Audi which is said to share the same number plates as Mr Brinton's car was found in the town after the windscreen was smashed.
H&M Studio's fall 2016 fashion show in Paris yesterday was a star-studded affair. Ciara, 30, Kate Mara, Emma Roberts, Suki Waterhouse and Olivia Palermo watched from the front row as top models Ashley Graham, Pat Cleveland, Anja Rubik and Andreja Pejic stomped down the runway. But perhaps the biggest star of the show was singer Ciara's gorgeous double crown braid.
Created by hairstylist Cesar Ramirez, the intricate-yet-undone look perfectly complemented the 1, 2 Step songstress' funky H&M dress.
Mine Is Bigger Than Yours: Trump Brags About His Manhood & Denies He Has Small Hands During Bitter Detroit Debate
Donald Trump assured a national television audience last night that he's not lacking in the manhood department. Marco Rubio has suggested that Trump has 'small hands,' and that it could indicate another body part could be undersized.
Trump immediately brought it up during a Fox News debate at the Fox Theatre in Detroit.
'He hit my hands. Nobody has ever hit my hands. I've never heard of this one. Look at those hands. Are they small hands? And he referred to my hands – if they're small, something else must be small,' Trump said, recalling a Rubio rally this week as he waved his hands to the audience. I guarantee you there's no problem. I guarantee.'
Only few days ago, Swanky merged photos of himself styling Caroline Danjuma on the red carpet with that of TY styling Beyonce on the red carpet too and asked those criticising his move with Caroline on the red carpet to see it was professional. Some people tagged TY and he commented with a love symbol, then last night he started following the stylist.
Woman Chops Off Boyfriend’s Tongue, As Medics Try To Reattach The Large Chunk, But It Just WON'T WORK
A woman has been arrested after allegedly biting off her boyfriend's tongue during a passionate kiss. Shakeia Long, 37, was sharing a snog with Dwayne Williams, 41, when she chomped down and removed a chunk of his tongue.
Horrified Williams managed to grab the piece of flesh and fled Long's apartment, in Hartford, Connecticut.
He is believed to have flagged down a passing police officer and was taken to hospital. Williams struggled to speak but was able to tell the officer "She bit off my tongue", the warrant says.
Speaking about her new collection, Rihanna quipped that the boots will get potential buyers in trouble due to the message they send out. When asked if she would wear the unconventional number to a date: 'Depends on what kind of date you are trying to have. 'Guuurrrl! Those boots are dangerous! If you're trying to get back home to your bed, don't wear them boots! You will get kidnapped in those boots, those boots are trouble.' (sic)
She also told how the day she spies someone in her designs it will be an epic moment in her career. 'The day I see a woman in the street wearing my shoes... I am sorry for that woman. 'I'm going to literally run after her, shouting, 'Stop! Selfie! Who are you? Where did you get them?' I'm going to have a moment!'
Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, Lola OJ, Tosyn Bucknor, Kamal Ajiboye, Lola Rae, and Ayeni Adekunle were some of the guests present, yesterday, as BlackHouse Media, Nigerian Entertainment Today and ID Africa hosted select journalists and bloggers to a brief thank you party on behalf of Nigerian pop giant Davido.
Held at BHM Lounge, in Lagos, the event saw Davido listen to feedback from media friends, while also spilling the beans on his Sony Deal, his new artiste, his expensive accessories, and the release of his long-awaited sophomore album. More photos below.
Thursday, March 3, 2016
A couple who are collectively 71.4 inches tall have just missed out on the Guinness World Record for world's smallest married couple. Pramod Kumar, 47, finally found love with Poonam Devi, 33, after a 22-year search and they got married in a traditional Indian ceremony in Uttar Pradesh, India last week.
He is 2'7" and she is 3'4" and their combined height is just 0.4 inches taller than the current record holders.
That honour goes to Douglas Maistre Breger da Silva and his wife Claudia Pereira Rocha, who measure a combined 71 inches.
Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode has ordered the closure of the popular Mile 12 Market and also imposed curfew on four streets in the area as a result of the mayhem that engulfed the area today.
Members of the Hausa and Yoruba community in the area had clashed, leading to the burning of houses and churches in the area and death of three people.
Briefing newsmen on the matter at the State House, Ikeja, the Governor said;
“In order to further restore calm in the community, I have ordered that the Mile 12 market be temporarily shut and urge traders and other stakeholders to eschew violence and be law abiding. Furthermore, I have ordered temporary restriction of movement in four streets-Oniyanrin, Maidan, Agiliti 1 and 11 streets,” he said.
One person has been confirmed dead in a fire outbreak that gutted a section of the University of Lagos Guest House in the early hours of today.
The victim, said to be a guest who came for the ongoing 2014/2015 convocation of the institution, was said to have died of suffocation.
It was gathered that the fire started around 2.00 a.m.
The victim accompanied a prominent traditional ruler to the convocation and was lodging in room A12, where he suffocated to death due to the impact of the fire.