Saturday, May 14, 2016

Man Grabs, Takes Off Woman's Hijab On Flight Saying THIS IS AMERICA

A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to a federal misdemeanor charge after authorities say he grabbed a Muslim woman's hijab on a Southwest Airlines flight in December and pulled it off.

Federal authorities say 37-year-old Gill Parker Payne, of Gastonia, North Carolina, entered the plea Friday. He was charged with using force or threat of force to obstruct a Muslim woman in the free exercise of her religious beliefs.

The two were on a Dec. 11 flight from Chicago to Albuquerque when the confrontation happened.

Authorities say Payne approached the woman, who was sitting several rows in front of him, and told her to take off her hijab — an Islamic-style headscarf — saying, "This is America!" He then removed the hijab from her head.

Tyga Speaks On Split With Kylie Jenner, Reacts To Blac Chyna’s Pregnancy

Tyga has spoken out about his split with Kylie Jenner hinting that their age gap may have played a part. There’s been lots of speculation surrounding the couple's recent split with the Rack City rapper saying he 'will always love her' despite their decision to go their separate ways.

According to reports in the US, the pair split because the 18-year-old could no longer handle his "lies" and "struggled with trust issues".

But when asked by TMZ in a candid video interview about why the two were no longer together, Tyga, 25, takes a long time considering the suggestions their age gap was one of the reasons.

He avoids answering the question directly instead saying in the clip: "I think, you know, We're both just focused on our individual lives right now and sometimes things don't work out but I love her."

Veteran Actor, Martins Njubuigbo Is Very Ill (Photos)

Nollywood veteran actor, Martins Njubuigbo is very ill. It was gathered that the actor has been very ill for a while now due to a liver related disease. According to his younger colleague, Ernest Obi, the old man needs financial assistance and wants Nigerians to come to his aid and not when he is gone.

Njubuigbo is known mostly as a village Chief priest in movies.

Davido Also Shares Photo Of Daughter In Crown As She Turns One

So adorable....

Asisat Oshoala Wins FA Cup With Arsenal Ladies

Nigeria international Asisat Oshoala starred for Arsenal Ladies in their 1-0 win over Chelsea to English Women FA Cup title.

Oshoala started the encounter and was a delight to watch against fellow Nigerian born England international Eniola Aluko and came close twice as Danielle Carter's brilliant strike handed victory to Pedro Martinez Losa's ladies at Wembley.

Dr Sid Shares Adorable Photos Of Daughter As She Turns 1

 Happy birthday to her. One more photo below.

#WhatCanWeDoTogether: MTN Foundation Honours 200 Nominators With Appreciation Party

It was a night of glamour as the MTN Foundation held a special event to appreciate and honour 200 nominators, who recommended their communities for intervention projects in the Phase 1 of the What Can We Do Together (WCWDT) initiative.

The event was well attended by Senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Members of the House of Representatives, led by the Chairman of the House Committee on Communications, Hon. Fijabi Saheed Akinade.

The event, marked the end of the project’s Phase 1 and the launch of Phase 2. In Phase 1, 200 projects were successfully delivered in 200 communities across 200 Local GovernmentAreas in the 36 states of the Federation, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The projects were in four focus areas of transformer, bore-hole, school furniture and household item donations to select orphanages.

N260m: Office Of Kogi State Governor Replies Premium Times

After Premium Times yesterday reported that the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello allegedly squandered over N260m ‘security votes’ days after assuming office, his office has replied the media outlet saying it is far from the truth. Here’s what they sent in.

The use of the word "squander", as far as I am concerned, is a clear abuse of the right to information. Every dime spent by the Governor can be accounted for. He has one of the lowest Security Fund in the nation which has even been underdrawn by his administration.

It is a public knowledge that Kogi State has been contending with serious security breach for the past ten years. As a result of the location of the state as gateway to many states of the federation, the state drifted into a criminal hotbed.

Buhari To Name Looters On May 29th

President Muhammadu Buhari said in London yesterday that the names of corrupt Nigerians will be made public in a speech he intends to deliver on May 29. He mentioned such corrupt individuals will be prosecuted.

He also mentioned all those involved in blowing up oil installations and sabotaging investments in the Niger Delta region will not go unpunished. He noted that he has already directed  the Chief of Naval Staff and other service chiefs to fish out the brains behind the attacks.

Photo: Driver Of 4 Years Connive With Gang To Kidnap Boss’ Son, Demands N20m Ransom

A driver to a Port Harcourt-based lawyer identified as Jerry Igiri has been arrested by operatives of the Rivers State Police Command for kidnapping his employer’s four-year-old son, Goodnews.

Jerry (as he is normally called) had surprisingly joined a search party that tried without success for 17 days to locate the boy he handed over to his kidnap gang.

Goodnews was taken away inside their house while her mother was trying to prepare his lunch after he arrived from school.

Unknown to the victim’s mother, Jerry, the driver, had handed the four-year-old boy to a lady, who is a member of the kidnap gang.

Fuel Price: NLC To Begin Total Strike On Wednesday

The national executive committee of the Nigeria Labour Congress yesterday held a meeting in which they concluded a total strike will begin on Wednesday, 18th of may, 2016 to protest the increase in the fuel pump price from N86.50k to N145 per litre by the federal government.

The meeting was attended by all major civil society organisations based in Abuja and was chaired by the president of the NLC, Mr. Ayuba Wabba. According to a source, Monday and Tuesday would be given to the federal government to reverse the new price.

Man Kills Wife In Lover’s Defence

A middle aged man, Mr. Christopher Okon, on Wednesday hacked his wife, Mrs. Nsikak, to death during a quarrel over his lover.

It was learnt that the father of five, who resides on Nanka Street, Mile 1 Diobu, Port Harcourt, had allegedly killed the mother of his children while trying to defend his female lover.

Okon, who is a driver with a company in Port Harcourt and a native of Ikot Abasi in Akwa Ibom State, was said to be having extra-marital affair with his co-tenant.

Naira Falls To 360 As Demand For Dollar Rises

The naira has weakened furtherand now trades at 360 to a dollar at the parallel market. It would be recalled that only on Thursday it was at 341, but weakened further to 360 by yesterday, Friday. The rise has been linked to the demand for dollars by fuel importers who are jostling to import the products amidst its increase.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Osinbajo Explains Why We Will Have To Buy Fuel At N145 For Now

Fellow Citizens:

I have read the various observations about the fuel pricing regime and the attendant issues generated. All certainly have strong points.

The most important issue of course is how to shield the poor from the worst effects of the policy.  I will hopefully address that in another note.

Permit me an explanation of the policy. First, the real issue  is not a removal of subsidy. At $40 a barrel there isn't much of a subsidy to remove.

All Is Well Between Me & Obasanjo Now, Okupe Explains

Former Senior Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Media and Publicity, Dr Doyin Okupe, has disclosed in a facebook page that all is now well between him and ex-president Obasanjo. According to Okupe, the former Head of State forgave him of his wrong and everything is now settled between them. He wrote;

“Last Sunday , in the company of some friends I met with Baba Obasanjo principally to try and settle and resolve the misunderstanding that has existed between baba and I since I joined the Jonathan administration.

“Vintage baba, he descended on me heavily and vented his anger copiously. I prostrated and held his feet as a well trained Yoruba man and pleaded earnestly for his forgiveness, occasionally given short explanations for areas I considered my actions were misunderstood.

Have You Seen The Aquaria Grande Residential Apartments With Balcony Pools?

The latest way the super-rich are living better than a lot of people is that they are now getting swimming pools that also function as balconies!!

A planned 37-story apartment complex called the Aquaria Grande in Mumbai, India provides residents with the opportunity to enjoy a swimming pool attached to their apartment’s balcony and I must say it looks like heaven on earth. See more photos below....

Photos: Nigerian Video Vixen Takes To Instagram To Explain How A Man Raped & Tortured Her

Nigerian video vixen with instagram name  Enigma_ladutchess has taken to Instagram to explain how a man raped her from the hours of 8pm last night to 12am. According to her, he beat the sh*t out of her before raping her. She later got him arrested immediately she was left to go. When they got to the station he pleaded with her, and she told the police to let him go.

Shortly after he left the station, he started threatening her, making jest of her and saying he has 3 videos of the rape and her naked photos. A scared Enigma then told him, he can’t blackmail her with that and instead released their conversations and her naked photos showing the injures she sustained from his torture when she saw he was bent on posting the pictures. She also claimed he is Alibaba’s cousin. See the conversations below and more photos.

Pretty Photos: Pregnant Blac Chyna Spotted Shopping In Miami

The star who is pregnant by and engaged to Rob Kardashian was out shopping at Adidas after having dinner at Miami Cuban restaurant Havana 1957. She wore a sleeveless baby blue hooded top and not much else.

World's Oldest Person Dies Aged 116

World’s oldest person, Susannah Mushatt Jones, who had been living in a care home in Brooklyn, New York, for more than 30 years, has died.

She had been ill for the past 10 days, said Robert Young, of the Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group, which holds a database keeping tabs of the world's longest-living people.

Ibadan Hotelier & Big Time Socialite, Francis Aiyegbeni Dies

Ibadan big boy and owner of D’Rovans Hotel Ibadan, Francis Aiyegbeni is dead. He died last Saturday at the University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan after battling partial stroke for a while. He was 69. Indeed Ibadan will miss his hospitality.

Photos: Shopping Complex Collapses In Ogun State, Many Feared Dead With Many Still Trapped Inside

A shopping complex under construction has collapsed this morning at Itokun in Abeokuta, Ogun state with many feared dead and many still trapped inside. Efforts are currently been made to rescue those trapped in it. See two more photos below.

Merrybet Predict April Leaderboard Winners

Bookmaking giants Merrybet recently rewarded winners from the Leaderboard category for the month of April, 2016 of the millionaire making promo “Merrybet Predict”.

The Leaderboard contest which rewards players with the highest accumulated points at the end of every month, with sums of ₦500, 000 for the 1st place winner, ₦300,000 for the 2nd place winner and ₦200,000 for the 3rd place winner.

The winners were presented their cheques at the Head Office with Mr. Solomon Isiocha, a businessman from Nasarawa State emerging as the 1st place winner, Mr. Godfrey Kpesu, a student from Delta State, the 2nd place winner, while Miss. Bridget Ayamezim, a banker from Lagos State, the 3rd place winner.

Photo: Olajumoke Gives Back Through The Help Of An Anonymous Donor

An anonymous donor feels Olajumoke should give back to the bakery community where she was picked up, for her former colleagues to know she has not forgotten them.

Each of her former colleagues received N5000 each from the now model who happily shared the funds.

Buhari Deceived Nigerians- Falana

His full press statement below...

During the campaign last year, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, General Muhammadu Buhari pledged that if elected as President by the Nigerian people his administration would not remove fuel subsidy. Since he won the election last year President Buhari has consistently resisted pressures from the neo-liberal characters in the government to remove fuel subsidy and increase the price of petrol. On January 18, 2016 the federal government allayed the fear of Nigerians when the price of petrol was reduced to N86.50k per litre. In justifying the decision to the people the federal government claimed that the reduction was due to an implementation of the revised component of the Petroleum Products Pricing Template for PMS and household kerosene.

It would be recalled that following the popular agitation against the removal of fuel subsidy in 2012, the Ministry of Petroleum Resources had announced the decision of the Goodluck Jonathan administration to set up 30 green field refineries in the country.

Donald Trump's Butler Of 30 Years Calls For Obama To Be Murdered In Extraordinary Attack

Donald Trump's butler has called for the President to be executed and says that Obama 'should have been shot in his first term' in a Facebook post that is being investigated by the Secret Service.

Anthony Senecal, who has lived on Trump's Mar-A-Lago estate for 30 years, penned the searing attack on Obama on Facebook. His rambling post was first spotted by Mother Jones.

It says: 'To all my friends on FB, just a short note to you on our pus headed 'president' !!!! This character who I refer to as zero (0) should have been taken out by our military and shot as an enemy agent in his first term !!!!!'

The Secret Service said today that it will investigate the comments made by Trump's longtime butler.

Melaye Gives FG 7 Days Ultimatum To Reverse Petrol Pump Price, Else He Will Lead The Mother Of All Protest

Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Sen. Dino Melaye has urged the National Chairman of his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Odigie Oyegun, to ask President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal government to reverse the recently announced increase in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, otherwise known as petrol or else he will lead the mother of all protest if that is not done within seven days. Melaye said this on his Facebook page, he wrote;

“My sincere advise is for the National Chairman of our party to suggest that the federal government immediately reverse the announced increase in the pump price of PMS. If after seven days from Monday, there is no reversal, I will mobilize Nigerians from all walks of life for the mother of all protest.

“This is not what we promised Nigerians. The time is not right and the negative effects will be unbearable. A word is enough for the wise.”

Tyga Breaks His Silence On Relationship Status With Kylie Jenner

Tyga has broken his silence after it emerged he and Kylie Jenner have split for good. The Rack City rapper and reality star are said to have broken up last week - and that there's no going back this time.

Speaking from New York on Thursday, the dad-of-one simply said: "I'm good, you know?" He added to E! News : "Just another day and working hard and trying to get to that next level and achieve big things and evolve."

While a sad-looking Kylie shared a string of Snapchat videos from her mum's house and said she'd be staying there for a few days.

"Do any of you OGs remember my old bedroom? I think I'm gonna be in here for a few days."

Autopsy Conducted On Late Ronke, Police Invite Alleged Lover

Pathologists at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital on Thursday conducted autopsy on the remains of Ronke Shonde, 36, but declined to make the result public.

Punch Metro learnt that the alleged lover of the victim, Kayode, had been invited to the State Department of Criminal Investigation, Yaba, to make statements to assist the police with investigations.

This is just as the landlady of the house, where the incident happened, expressed shock over Ronke’s death and the alleged involvement of her husband, Lekan, saying she had never seen them fight before.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Northern Elders Declare Support Subsidy Removal

The Northern Elders Council has expressed support for the partial removal of fuel subsidy.

According to the group, the long term benefits of the decision outweigh the short term pains associated with it.

Chairman of the council, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai said this in a telephone interview with Punch, in Abuja, on Thursday.

He explained that he has personally been a strong supporter of withdrawal of fuel subsidy for the last twenty years.

EFCC Invade Fani Kayode’s Home Again

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday invaded the residence of the embattled former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, his media aide said.

The EFCC could not be immediately reached and Premium Times could not independently confirm the claim.

If true, Thursday’s raid on the former minister’s home would be the second in less than a week.

Mr. Fani-Kayode has been in the agency’s custody since he submitted himself to investigators on Monday.

For Stealing N109m Pension Fund Court Sentences Civil Servant To 6 Months Imprisonment

Cough cough...A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Maitama today sentenced a former accountant of the Federal Civil Service Commission,‎  Babatunde Abisuga, to six months imprisonment for offences bordering stealing N109m pension fund.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, in astatement said Abisuga was convicted on all the five counts of stealing, abuse of office and forgery preferred against him.

According to the statement, the judge gave to three months imprisonment on Counts 1 and 2 and to six months imprisonment on Counts 5, 6 and 7 without an option of fine. The sentences are to run concurrently.

Police Arrest Six Suspected Homosexual Persons In Edo

Six persons suspected to be practicing homosexuality have been arrested by police in Edo State.
They were nabbed at different parts of the state.

Names of the suspects were given as Festus Osagiede (24), Hyacinth Imahanrebhor (20), Itama Omon (25), Onwukwe Prince (28), Monye Chukwuma (23) and Osadebe Kelvin‎ (26).

They were paraded by the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 5, AIG Musa Daura. Daura said the suspects confessed that they have been practicing homo sexuality since 2006. The AIG noted that Osagiede, the leader of the group, lured Omon into the act after attending a night club in 2006.

Daura said, “After the third suspect (Itama) got drunk, Festus Osagiede invited him to his house and forcefully had carnal knowledge of him. Since then, they have been committing the crime with others at large until May, 2016, when luck ran out of them and they were swooped on by zonal detectives.”

Photos: FIRS Seals Jimoh Ibrahim's NICON Luxury Hotel Over Unpaid Tax

An enforcement team of Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, have sealed off two companies belonging to billionaire businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim. The companies; NICON Luxury Hotel and NICON Insurance were sealed off today over unpaid tax.

It was learnt that the leader of the team gave the management of the companies over one hour to do the payment before executing the distraint warrant on them. Another photo below.

Brazil Senate Votes To Impeach President Dilma Rousseff Over Corruption Charges

Brazil's senators have voted to put President Dilma Rousseff on trial over allegations that she illegally manipulated the budget to hide a growing fiscal deficit. After a marathon debate ending with a vote today, 55 of the 81 senators voted in favour of impeachment while 22 voted against.

Rousseff will now be suspended from office and Vice President Michel Temer will take over for up to six months pending a decision on whether to remove her from office permanently.

Rousseff's presidency has been damaged by corruption scandals, political paralysis and a sharp economic downturn.

Rousseff does not personally face corruption charges, but is accused of breaking budget accounting rules.

Nick Lashaway Dies In Car Crash Aged 28

Nick Lashaway, who appeared in season two of Girls with Lena has died. He was killed in a car crash in Massachusetts on Sunday but the news became known today. Nick also appeared in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, The X Files and The Last Song. May his soul rest in peace.

Fuel Price Increase: Buhari's Government Hates Nigerian Masses -Ogun State PDP

Sent in from Ogun State PDP

The Ogun State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned in strong terms the increase in price of Premium Motor Spirit from N86 to N145 per litre as announced by the Federal Government on Wednesday 11th May, 2016.

In a statement signed by the Publicity Secretary of the party in the state, Mr. Malik Ibitoye, and made available to the media, the party stated that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government is anti-people and undemocratic.

According to the statement, "the Federal Government of Nigeria under President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has once again demonstrated its hatred for the Nigerian masses and the downtrodden people of Nigeria.

Davido & Dad Step Out In Agbada

This Davido eh. Which one is so much money in this pic it’s not even funny, lol. Little trouble maker.

David Cameron, President Buhari, Others At The Opening Plenary Of The London Anti-Corruption Summit

The President this morning met Davide Cameron who had earlier described his country as fantastically corrupt alongside John Kerry and some other country leaders at the opening plenary of the London anit-corruption summit at Lancaster house. More photos below….

Let Us Rise As One Naija Youths To Tell The Govt. ‘No Fuel Increase’- Seun Kuti

Seun Kuti is currently on twitter talking about the new increase in fuel price. According to Seun IBB’s government incited subsidy as a way to bribe his civilian friends in return for liquid financing of his presidential election, while the last regime used it to raise loyal billionaires. He says the present government does not seem to care about the masses and so the youths of the country must rise and say no to it. More tweets below.

Petrol Price’ll Go Down In Six Months– Kachikwu

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has said Nigerians will be amazed at what will become of the price of Premium Motor Spirit in the next six months.

The Federal Government had on Wednesday announced the removal of fuel subsidy, with a new petrol price band of N135 to N145 per litre, up from N86 and N86.50.

The development has been greeted with mixed reactions, with labour vowing to protest against it.

Transgender Woman Dubbed Cement Face Warns Of The Dangers Of Unlicensed Medical Procedures (Photos)

A transgender woman has suffered for 10 years after a ‘doctor’ injected her face with cement and tyre sealant. Rajee Narinesingh fell victim to a notorious plastic surgery practitioner known as the ‘toxic tush doctor’ whose unsavoury methods to cut costs left many disfigured.

For years, Rajee had to deal with the hard lumps and nodules in her face from the harmful materials. She couldn’t have remedial surgery as doctors thought trying to fix it might cause even more problems.

But now Rajee can smile again because she managed to find surgeons who could correct what happened.

44-Year Old Afrocandy Rants Online, Says My Body Too Good, I Need No Photoshop

Lol, Afrocandy has called out those saying she has been photoshopping her photos and those asking her to leave the trade to younger ones due to her old age, saying she created the game and will never stop until she breathes her last. She also said most of them are jealous because they don’t have a body as good as hers despite she is 44. Me I can’t shout. See more photos below….

The Spice Girls Are BACK And Writing New Songs

Two decades after they first came zig-a-zig-ah’ing to public attention, the Spice Girls are BACK. Three members of the world’s most famous girlband have reunited, making new music for the first time in 16 years.

Geri Horner , nee Halliwell, Melanie Brown and Emma Bunton have spent the past 48 hours holed up in London’s Play Deep Studios, working on previously unheard material.

With July marking 20 years since the original fivesome – including Victoria Beckham and Melanie Chisholm released their first single, Wannabe, the trio are poised to release a new record later this year. The group will also play a handful of dates worldwide in 2017, taking in both London and Los Angeles. We hope they bring it back as good as they used too.

Burning Of Senator’s House Over Failed Campaign Promises, Police Arrests 18

Police in Kano State have arrested 18 people for allegedly burning the personal house of Senator Kabiru Gaya in Gaya Local Government Area of Kano during a protest, where they claimed the Senator is yet to fulfil his campaign promises to them

The protesters also vandalized the poultry farm of House of Representatives member from the area, Alhaji Abdullahi Mahmoud.

The suspects were apprehended during the violence, according to the State Police command. The commissioner has also ordered the arrest of five others identified as masterminds of the protest.

Rob Overwhelms Blac Chyna With Flowers As She Celebrates Her 28th Birthday

Oh dear talk about all these flowers. Woo hooooo…. So yesterday Blac Chyna was a year older, she clocked 28, and Rob Kardashian her fiancée overwhelmed her with flowers.

Pregnant  Chyna was seen in a snapchat post surrounded by multiple bouquets of tasteful flower arrangements, all in shades of red, pink and white as she smiled broadly accepting her precious gifts.