Saturday, December 31, 2016

Read Goodluck Jonathan’s New Year Message To Nigerians

Former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan has taken to Facebook hours to new year to wish Nigerians a happy year ahead and advice on what to do to make the country great in 2017.

 “My prayer for Nigeria in the year 2017 is that we continue to forge greater ties across the length and breadth of this great nation to the end that we may achieve the Nigerian Dream: A nation where the child of a nobody can become a somebody without knowing anybody.

 “A nation where your knowledge, talent and character affect your upward mobility rather than the fact of your tribe, religion or birth. Such a Nigeria is possible if we all pitch in word, action and prayer which I am sure we will do.

“I wish all Nigerians a very Happy New Year 2017. On behalf of my family and I, I congratulate you for making it into the New Year. God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

Halima Abubakar Officially Quits Instagram

The actress who has been constantly bashed online has announced she will be quitting instagram with no particular reason given. She announced this as the year comes to an end in just few hours. Will you miss her?

I Will Steal Someone’s Husband In 2017 If I Don’t Find One, Lady Declares

Liverpool 1-0 Manchester City: Guardiola Fails Anfield Test

Liverpool strengthened their grip on second place in the Premier League by closing out 2016 with a hard-earned 1-0 victory over fellow title aspirants Manchester City.

Chelsea's record-equaling 13th consecutive victory against Stoke City earlier on Saturday left their closest challengers looking at respective nine and 10-point deficits when they kicked off at Anfield, although this did nothing to dull Liverpool's senses as Georginio Wijnaldum headed them into an ultimately decisive early lead.

For much of the first period, Jurgen Klopp could claim tactical mastery over his old Bundesliga sparring partner Pep Guardiola in the City dugout and it is Liverpool's superstar manager who now looks the most likely challenger to Antonio Conte in the battle for the league title.

Photo: Tiwa Savage & Teebillz Makeup, Attend First Public Appearance

Tiwa Savage and husband, Tunji Balogun a.k.a Teebillz are back! The couple who have been living apart since Teebillz outburst on instagram and Tiwa Savage’s quick interview seem to be back together now for good. They were spotted smiling as Tunji held her while they took a photograph with media personality Stephanie Coker who got married traditionally yesterday to Olumide Adenirokun.

Donald Trump Wishes All A Happy New Year Including His Enemies

Trump needs to stop biko...

Full Text: President Buhari’s New Year Message To Nigerians

My dear Compatriots,

I am happy to welcome you to the beginning of a New Year in our beloved country Nigeria.

I felicitate with you today at a time when our nation is witnessing a new and impressive turnaround in our security and socio-economic situation.

I know you will join me to, once again, congratulate the heroic and gallant efforts of our military and other security agencies on their remarkable successes to rid the nation of terrorism.

Following the successful capture of Sambisa Forest, spearheaded by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, we have entered a new phase in our battle against our common enemy, Boko Haram.

Karma Caught Up With Obama, Fani Kayode Says

Femi Fani-Kayode has tweeted about karma catching up with the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama saying he influenced Nigeria’s presidential election last year by supporting Buhari and now Russia has also paid him back with his own coin by supporting Donald Trump.

Assistant Commissioner Of Police Commits Suicide In Edo

An Assistant Commissioner of Police, identified as one Christopher Osakue, has reportedly committed suicide in Benin, the Edo State capital.‎

It was gathered that the late Osakue allegedly shot himself in the head with his service pistol in his residence located on Upper Sokponba on Wednesday.

The deceased was said to have sent a woman and a little boy, said to be living with him, on an errand before killing himself.

It was also learnt that he did not leave any suicide note behind.

Stop Begging Nigerians For Money, Bisi Alimi Tells Sick Celebrities

He shared the opinion online today. You know he is scared of coming to Nigeria now for fear of being lynched, but he is still participating in discussions pertaining Nigeria online.

These Countries Are Already In 2017

As 2016 draws to a close, revellers around the world are bidding a weary adieu to a year filled with political surprises, prolonged conflicts and deaths of legendary celebrities as well as economic recession.

Tonga and Samoa in the Polynesian Triangle and Kiribati in the Central Pacific were among the first places in the world to see in 2017.

They entered the New Year at 10am GMT on Saturday, 31 December, celebrating with traditional dancing and flame throwing.

Auckland, in New Zealand, followed ringing in the New Year at 11am GMT. Five hundred kilos of fireworks were blasted from the city's Sky Tower in just five minutes with Max Key, the son of former Prime Minister John Key, performing a DJ set.

Yemi Alade Gets Her First Ever Invite To Grammy Awards

Nigerian songstress and two-time MAMA Best Female award winner who is also the first ever African female singer to bag the MTV awards twice, consecutively has posted a photo of her Grammy Awards invite for 2017. The Grammy will hold in February. We say big congrats to her.

Buhari Should Give Way To A Younger Man In 2019 - Okah

Bishop Simeon Okah, an end-time oracle of the Most High God and principal patriarch of the Flock of Christ Mission, Enerhen-Effurun, Delta State, whispered dead, but alive and kicking, after he misguidedly slipped into a six-foot gutter, near a swimming pool, at a Lagos hotel, during a Ministers’ Conference, in November, has described President Muhammadu Buhari, as the most unfavourable Nigerian President to the people of Niger Delta region.

Speaking in an interview with Saturday Vanguard, last week, at the flourishing sanctuary of God, where he is the presiding Bishop, the Vice President, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (South-South) and in style television preacher, still convalescing from the horrifying accident, said it was ridiculous to hear that Buhari was preparing to take another shot at the presidency in 2019, urging him to abandon the ambition because he was too old and had nothing to offer the country.

Mali Sends Back Two Deported From France Questioning If They Were Malians

Mali has sent back two people who were deported from France on the same planes they arrived on, questioning whether they were even Malian citizens.

The pair were flown to Bamako using European travel permits or "laissez-passer", not passports or other Malian papers, the government said.

The government said it could not accept people "simply assumed to be Malian".

Recent reports of a deal with the EU to repatriate failed Malian asylum seekers have sparked protests.

Islamist Terrorism Is The Biggest Challenge Facing Germany- Merkel

Islamist terrorism is the biggest challenge facing Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said in her New Year message.

Referring to the deadly truck attack in Berlin by a Tunisian asylum seeker, she said it was "sickening" when acts of terror were carried out by people who had sought protection.

She said 2016 had been a year of "severe tests".

But she also said she was confident Germany could overcome them.

Wife Plans With Police Lover To Kill Greek Ambassador.... The Confession

Police in Brazil say the Greek ambassador to the country was killed by a local police officer who was having an affair with the envoy's wife.

Kyriakos Amiridis had been missing since Monday. His body was found in a burnt-out car on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro on Thursday.

Police say the ambassador's Brazilian wife, Francoise Amiridis, plotted the murder with her lover.
Sergio Gomes Moreira Filho confessed to strangling him to death, police said.

Ms Amiridis, 40, has been detained along with Mr Moreira, 29, and his cousin, Eduardo Melo.
Mr Melo is said to have been paid about 80,000 reais ($25,000; £20,000) to act as a lookout.
'Crime of passion'

International Observers To Monitor IPOB Leader Kanu’s Court Session

The Indigenous People of Biafra on Friday said international observers would monitor the court session of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu, coming up on January 10, 2017.

The group called on its supporters and freedom fighters to be in court that day to see things for themselves.

In a press statement made available to our correspondent in Awka, Anambra State by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, the group said among those that would observe the court session in Abuja were International Human Rights Groups, International Media organisations, and other foreign observers.

The group maintained that it had concluded arrangements with such foreign bodies.

Apostle John Suleman’s 50 Prophecies For 2017

President of Omega Fire Ministry, Apostle John Suleman has released his prophecies for the year 2017 and they are 50 in number. A summary of the prophecies, with focus on Nigeria and the world at large, is as follows:

1. I see terrorism on the increase
2. Federal Government of Nigeria should not relax yet on Boko Haram. It’s a deception.
3. Buhari to face impeachment threats.
4. America and China to have major face-off
5. Crude Oil to flow in Northern Nigeria.
6. Abuja to experience major fire explosion. Continue....

Court Orders Osun CP To Arrest Oluwo

A magistrate’s court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State has ordered the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Fimihan Adeoye, to arrest the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed  Akanbi, and bring him to court on January 6, 2017.

The magistrate, Olusola Aluko, gave the fresh order on Friday when the case involving the monarch came up for hearing again.

He said he was surprised that the police commissioner had not arrested Oluwo since he first issued the bench warrant of arrest against the first class monarch. Aluko expressed dismay that the police commissioner had not effected the bench warrant of arrest he had issued against the monarch, which he said he had signed and handed over to an officer of the state police command.

Lagos To Install 16,000 Water Meters In February

The Lagos State Government is to begin the installation of 16,000 meters to regulate water supply in the state in February, 2017.

The Managing Director of the Lagos Water Corporation, LWC, Mr. Muminu Badmus who disclosed this on Friday at a news conference in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria said the installation would begin in February next year and would last for three months.

Badmus listed the pilot areas where the metering system would take off to include Surulere, Yaba, Ebute Meta, Itire, Iwaya, Lagos Island, Ikoyi, Victoria Island and Lekki Phase One.

He said the 16,000 meters would be installed in the first instance to put to rest the controversy over the volume of water supplied to each household and also curb wastage.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Flying Eagles & Gombe United Defender Uzama Douglas Shot Dead In Benin

Gombe United defender Uzama Douglas was shot dead in Benin City by armed men believed to be cultists on Thursday.

The murder of Uzama is the second tragedy to hit the domestic football scene in the last three months after Shooting Stars central defender Izu Joseph was shot dead.

A close friend of the former Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles invitee said that the left back was shot in Benin City and declared dead on arrival in hospital.

19 People Seriously Injured At Falls Festival

At least 19 people have been rushed to hospital with serious injuries after a stampede at Falls Festival in Victoria.

Police said they responded to the "crush incident" involving a crowd of attendees at the Lorne music festival on Friday night.

The dangerous incident occurred when music fans at the front of a crowd were leaving a performance about 9.50pm and was triggered when a number of patrons lost their footing, police said in a statement on Saturday morning.

No one sustained life-threatening injuries but 19 people were taken to hospital with serious injuries, according to police.

Auto Parts Seller Stabs Wife With Broken Bottle In Private Part

A 37-year old man, Victor Ojiaku, who allegedly stabbed his wife, a student, with a broken bottle in her private part, is on reprieve as an Ejigbo Magistrates’ Court has granted him bail in the sum of N250,000.

Ojiaku, who sells automobile parts and resides at 22, Arike John Close, White Sand, Isheri-Osun in Lagos State, had reportedly stabbed his wife for having sex with his sales representative.

Magistrate Akeem Fashola, who gave the ruling, also granted the accused two sureties in like sum.
He said the sureties should be working in reputable organisations and also possess three years tax clearance as well as the State’s residents identity card.

Jlo Grinds On Drake As Two Share A Kiss While Everyone Watched In Vegas

Kissing, grinding and dancing the night away, Jennifer Lopez and Drake certainly look like a couple in a slew of new videos posted on Instagram.

The pair were seen getting close in multiple updates from something billed as the Winter WonderLand Prom in Vegas last night.

Several of the videos came with a soundtrack featuring both J Los and Drakes vocals - seemingly confirming rumours of a collaboration.

Drama In Rivers State As Former Speaker Re-Emerge Speaker

The former Speaker of Rivers State House of Assembly, Mr. Ibani Ikuinyi-Owaji who resigned from office  on the 18th of December,  2015 under controversial circumstances, has re-emerged the new Speaker as  Adams Dabotorudima resigned today.

Recall Adams Dabotorudima who resigned today had succeeded Ikuinyi-Owaji last year, now Ikuinyi is also succeeding him.

He, Ibani Ikuinyi-Owaji, was elected in an exercise that was conducted by the Deputy Speaker of the House, Mr. Marshal Uwom.

Graphic: Bricklayer Caught With Human Head In Osun, Says “Mistake Has No Master”

A 72-year-old man arrested in Iwo, Osun state for removing a human skull from a cemetery says he made a mistake.

Idris Ajao claimed to be a bricklayer, but said a herbalist Tajudeen Jawesola had assigned him to exhume skulls from graves in the cemetery in return for N10,000.

Police, acting on a tipoff, deployed around the cemetery and arrested him with a skull.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Fimihan Adeoye said police detectives got the hint about the atrocities of Ajao and trailed him until he was caught with the skull.

Speaker Of Rivers State House Of Assembly Resigns...The 2nd In A Year

The Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Adams Dabotorudima has resigned from office. It will be the second time a speaker in the House of Assembly would be resigning in one year.

He resigned today, Friday, December 30, 2016.

Recall that Dabotorudima’s predecessor in office, Mr. Ikuinyi-Owaji Ibani, resigned on Friday, December 18, 2015.

Sorry, You Never Loved Ubi, Journalist Tells Lilian In Open Letter

A journalist, Chris Ayo Joseph in an open letter to Ubi Franklin and his estranged wife has said the couple lacked love especially on Lilian’s side. What he wrote;

"I shared this a while back in one of my post; it's worth repeating again.
Honestly, I really don't want to believe Ubi Franklin's marriage to Lilian Esoro is over, seeing he still got his wedding ring on, and despite Lilian yanking off "Franklin" from her Instagram profile name and deleting all Ubi's picture. Obviously, there's a message she's trying to pass across to the public. But honestly the public don't care. WE DON'T CARE.
Lillian, can you be matured for a minute and stop letting the public into your matrimonial issues?
Apparently, so much has been said online about Ubi Franklin & Lilian Esoro's marriage hitting the rock; some blaming the wife while others pointing fingers at the husband. But please permit me to share my honest opinion on this matter. I just hope I don't get bashed for airing my opinion.

Women Tweets Only What A Lagos Man Can Say About Marriage

Lmao. This is too hilarious. Just a little bit? Not that serious?? Buhahaha

‘No One Can Swing On A Bar In My Playground’ Burna Boy Fires

Lol, in what looks like he was praising God for all He has done for him at just 25, Burna Boy has asked that people should stop comparing him with others, saying he has no sponsor or God father anywhere. What he said…

I'm 25 years old born 2/7/1991. Ive never got no free gifts from no "Big man" or Politician Ever, I don't have no Sponsor, no support from anyone but God, My Fans, my Family and Gambo in Heaven. The amount of times I've nearly lost my life alone should b proof that God is real. So please Never compare me to anyone, Ever! because No one can Swing on a bar in my Playground #TheRealest #Skrrrr #Rock$T⭐️R

Photos: Emir Sanusi Celebrates 25th Wedding Anniversary With Wife

The Emir and one of his wives recently celebrated 25 years of being married and they had a mini celebration. Big congrats to the couple.

Kaduna Government Employs Cripples As Street Sweepers

The photo was shared on social media.

As A Wife, You Have No Reason To Be Outside After 8pm, Lady Tweets

A Nigerian lady, with the name Wasu on Twitter has taken to the social media platform to ‘educate’ married women telling them to wash and iron their husbands’ undies and also educating them that they have no right to be outside their homes any time after 8pm. She also said they have no reason to keep single ladies as friends… Read more about all she said right after the cut.

Newly Engaged Serena Williams Touches Down New Zealand

Serena Williams touched down in New Zealand and hit the tennis court after announcing that she is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in a sweet poem.

The tennis star revealed on Thursday that her boyfriend of almost two years Ohanian had popped the question after whisking her away on a surprise trip to Rome.

Williams, 35, shared the news on Reddit by posting a poem, writing: 'At the same table we first met by chance / This time he made it not by chance / But by choice / Down on one knee / He said 4 words /And I said yes.'

Rob Kardashian Wants To Quit Reality Show Rob & Chyna To Focus On Getting Better

Rob Kardashian reportedly wants to quit his reality TV show Rob & Chyna after he was rushed to hospital with diabetes complications.

The star - who was admitted to hospital earlier this week after suffering complications with his Type 2 diabetes - is apparently suffering from stress.

He wants to stop the cameras running so he can focus on getting better and spending time with his fiancee Blac Chyna and their daughter Dream.

A source told 'He doesn't want to do the show anymore, he just wants to live his life with Chyna and Dream and not have to worry about doing a TV show.

33-Year Old Man Throws Wife Off Storey Building For Keeping Late Night

A 33-year-old man, Kema Akejelu, yesterday, appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrate’s Court accused of beating up his wife and throwing her off a storey building.

The accused, a carpenter, who resides at Seun Nwachi Street, Idimu, a suburb of Lagos, is facing a two-count charge bordering on assault.

The prosecutor, Inspector Simeon Inuoha, told the court that the offence was committed on November 13 at the accused’s residence during a fight between the accused and his wife, Oghenekevwe, over her coming back home late.

“The accused beat up his wife and pushed her from a storey building, which caused her two ankles to dislocate,” he said.

Islamic Organisations Reject Gender Parity Bill

The Conference of Islamic Organisations, CIO has rejected the gender parity bill currently in the National Assembly describing it as offensive and anti-Islam. CIO said the bill seeking to ensure men and women have equal right to inheritance among other areas is unaccepatable.

The bill, sponsored by Senator Biodun Olujimi (PDP, Ekiti South), seeks to guarantee women equal rights with their male counterparts and it has passed the second reading. The bill also proposes that a widow is entitled to the custody of her children unless it is contrary to the interests and welfare of the children.

The bill also seeks that a widow shall have the right to remarry any man of her choice and should have the right to a fair share in the inheritance of her late husband’s property and the right to live in her matrimonial house.

Ebonyi: Teacher Dies With Four Children On Christmas Day

The people of Ozizza in Afikpo area of Ebonyi State are still in a state of shock following the “mysterious death” of a teacher and her four children during Christmas. The oldest child was aged six while the last was six months old.

The woman whose name was given as Mrs Faith Ejim- Egwu, was said to have been recently posted to the Unity Secondary School in the area. She was said to be boiling something on the Christmas eve at about 7.30 pm when she took out her last child to bathe her while the other three children were already asleep.

But at a point, she was said to have noticed that the fire on the stove was low and went inside the kitchen of her two- room apartment with the child she was bathing to ascertain the problem.

APC Plotting To Bomb My Plane, Wike Claims

The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has accused the leaders of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State of planning to bomb him while travelling in a plane.

Wike explained that the target was for the state APC to get rid of him in its desperate bid to unseat the Peoples Democratic Party-led government in the state.

Maintaining that no one had the ability to destroy what God had blessed, the governor added that the opposition party in the state was not happy that he was paying workers’ salaries and pensions to retirees despite the economic recession.

Wike, who spoke on Thursday at a thanksgiving service organised by the state PDP in Port Harcourt, criticised those calling for bloodshed in the state for selfish reasons.

New Boko Haram Video, A Mere Terrorists’ Propaganda- Army

The Nigerian Army said the new Boko Haram video was undergoing a forensic analysis, adding that the troops were still making concerted effort to clear the hiding places of the terrorists.

The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, who stated this in a statement on Thursday, said the video clip was a mere terrorists’ propaganda, adding that there was no cause for alarm.

He said, “While effort is ongoing to subject the video to further forensic analysis, the Nigerian Army wishes to reiterate that it has captured and occupied the last known stronghold of the terrorist group in the Sambisa Forest.

29-Year-Old Monarch Gets Staff Of Office In Delta

The Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has sued for peace in order to allow for development in the state.

The governor made this plea on Thursday in Issele-Uku, Aniocha North Local Government Area of the state while presenting the staff of office to the Obi of Issele-Uku, Obi Nduka Ezeagwuna.

Okowa, while presenting the staff of office to the 29-year-old monarch, emphasised the need for peaceful co-existence among the people of the area.

He was represented by the state Deputy Governor, Kingsley Otuaro.

Naira Ranks One Of The Worst Global Currencies In 2016

The naira is one of the world’s four worst performing currencies in 2016, according to a report by Bloomberg LP.

The naira was said to have lost 36.68 per cent of its spot returns for the year, while the Egyptian pound, Suriname dollar and Venezuela bolivar’s currency spot returns dropped by 58.84 per cent, 46.68 per cent and 37 per cent, respectively, for the period.

The Nigerian equity market fared worst in the year, according to the report, as the nation’s economy is set to contract in 2016 for the first time in more than 20 years as capital controls deter foreigners from investing and militants are blowing up pipelines.

61-Year Old Man Turns 10-Year Old Into A S3x Slave In Aba

A 61-year-old man, Timothy Onyeukwu, has been arrested by the Abia State Police Command for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl and keeping her as a s3x slave in a hotel in Aba.

Onyeukwu was alleged to have tricked the victim into the hotel with ice cream and N200 and held her hostage for months.

A Punch correspondent gathered that the suspect was apprehended after the police got a tip-off and swooped on him at the hideout.

The victim was said to have been rescued and reunited with her parents.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

For Interfering Into Election, US Expels 35 Russian Diplomats, Gives Them 72 Hours To Leave

The US has expelled 35 Russian diplomats as punishment for alleged interference into last month's presidential elections, giving them 72 hours to leave the country.

It will also close two compounds used for Russian intelligence-gathering.

President Barack Obama had vowed action against Russia amid US accusations it directed hacks against the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton's campaign.

Russia has denied any involvement and called the decision "ungrounded".

Finland Jails Police Chief 10 Years For Drug-Smuggling

A Finnish court has sentenced the former head of Helsinki's anti-drugs police to 10 years in prison for drug-smuggling and other offences.

Jari Aarnio was found to have helped a gang to import nearly 800kg (1,764lb) of hashish from the Netherlands and sell it in Finland in 2011-2012.

Aarnio, 59, was found guilty of five drug crimes and 17 other offences.

These included trying to frame an innocent man for being in charge of the drug ring.