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Sunday, 31 May 2015

Buhari, Osibanjo Declare Assets

 President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo have declared their assets, as required by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The Code of Conduct Bureau has acknowledged the submission of President Buhari’s and Vice President Osinbajo’s assets declaration forms submitted separately on May 28.
The Nigerian Constitution states in Chapter VI Section 140, that a person elected to the office of President shall not begin to perform the functions of that office until he has declared his assets and liabilities as prescribed in the Constitution.

US Vice President Joe Biden Loses Son

 Beau Biden, the 46-year-old son of Vice President Joe Biden, died Saturday after a battle with brain cancer. The Biden family announced the news around 9:45pm last night.
In a statement, the Biden family said: ‘It is with broken hearts that Hallie, Hunter, Ashley, Jill and I announce the passing of our husband, brother and son, Beau, after he battled brain cancer with the same integrity, courage and strength he demonstrated every day of his life.’
Biden, who lived in Wilmington, Delaware, served as a major in the state’s National Guard, and later as the Delaware Attorney General.

The famous Abuja Gold Water party is here again - May Sunday 31st





A pool party has never been this awesomely put together. The famous Abuja Gold Water Party is here again; and this time, not one, not two but three heavy weights are in collaboration to bring you a long lasting water party experience. Sandralia Hotel, Talk of Naija and Papilonmexy Film Studios presents you the splash of the year. Venue: Sandralia Hotels, 1 Solomon Lar way, Jabi FCT Abuja. Time: 2pm till dawn..

Friday, 29 May 2015

Photos:Former President Jonathan and wife arrive Port Harcourt

Massive reception for former president Goodluck Jonathan and wife on their arrival at Port Harcourt International Airport this afternoon. More photos after the cut...

Full Text of President Buhari's Inaugural speech

     I am immensely grateful to God Who Has preserved us to witness this day and this occasion. Today marks a triumph for Nigeria and an occasion to celebrate her freedom and cherish her democracy. Nigerians have shown their commitment to democracy and are determined to entrench its culture. Our journey has not been easy but thanks to the determination of our people and strong support from friends abroad we have today a truly democratically elected government in place.

Monday, 25 May 2015

Oil Marketers agree to call off strike with immediate effect, to begin lifting of petrol in six hours

Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria, MOMAN, have reportedly agreed to call off their strike action over unpaid subsidy claims and commence lifting of petroleum products nationwide in the next six hours.The oil marketers agreed to call off their strike at a meeting with the Chairman, Senate committee on petroleum resources, Magnus Abe, Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, ‎ Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, MD of NNPC Joseph Dawha and other stakeholders in the oil and gas sector in Abuja today May 25th.

Photos from John Okafor(Mr Ibu's) white wedding

 John Okafor officially tied the knot with his wife, Stella Maris Okafor.They were married traditionally but never had a church wedding.They have a daughter together and lost their son earlier.

Photos from rehearsals for the Inauguration ceremony on Friday

Another picture after the cut...

Photos: Pres. Jonathan, Mama Peace, Osinbajo & wife, worship together at Inauguration Service

 Photos from the presidential Thanksgiving and Inauguration church service which held at the National Christian Center Abuja yesterday May 24th. President Jonathan, his wife Patience Jonathan, Vice-President elect Professor Yemi Osinbajo and his wife were in attendance. More pictures after the cut...

Sunday, 24 May 2015

'I don't give a damn what Obasanjo says about me' - Atiku

Former VP Atiku Abubakar said he doesn't care what his former boss, president Obasanjo has to say about him. When asked about the so many not-too-complimentary things Obasanjo wrote about him in his book, ‘My Watch’, Atiku replied
    "You know, really, I don’t give a damn (about) what Obasanjo says about me.
Asked whether the former president scuttled his political career/presidential ambition, Atiku replied;
    As far as I am concerned, Obasanjo may believe that he scuttled my presidential ambition, but I believe it is about God. If God says I will be president, I will be president; if he says I will not be president, I will not be president. Let’s forget about Obasanjo.

Sharon Osbourne collapses at her home due to exhaustion

Sharon Osbourne has collapsed at her home in Los Angeles from exhaustion and will take a one month break from her CBS show, The Talk. A spokesperson for Sharon said that the 62-year-old's doctors say she is suffering from 'extreme exhaustion.'
    'Sharon has been advised and has agreed to take a month hiatus to recover fully from these recent events,' her rep said. 'Sharon would like to thank everyone at The Talk for granting her this time off and to all friends, family and others for their incredible support.'

Friday, 22 May 2015

Photo: David Mark allegedly gave GEJ a $200k solid gold customized watch

Senate President, David Mark reportedly gave outgoing Pres. Jonathan this $200,000 24k solid gold customized watch as a gift. According to Vanguard who reported that they received the image, the gold watch has '750 N (North) 34379″ on it, and also a 'Special Edition 2010' on the top and also bears: “Presented by Senator David Mark GCON,” and to “H.E. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan” etched into the gold as well as the Nigerian emblem over its visible working parts.

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Nigerians petition Yale Univeristy to withdraw Honorary degree from Okonjo-Iweala



His petition below
"YALE UNIVERSITY GAVE ITS PRESTIGIOUS HONORARY DOCTORATE DEGREE TO AN UNDESERVING NIGERIAN":Ngozi Iweala, the outgoing Nigeria's finance minister was awarded a honorary doctorate degree by Yale University on May 15, 2015.
The citation from the Yale University reads:"Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Doctor of Humane Letters. You are a citizen of your country, your continent, and the world. Shaped by challenging experiences during your childhood in Nigeria, you have made social and economic reform your mission. As Nigeria’s coordinating minister of economic development and minister of finance, you have tackled corruption, created a vision and path to long-term economic stability, and worked to build a culture of transparency. At the World Bank, you made food security a priority and provided policy advice and capital for the world’s poorest countries.

Photos: Chidi Mokeme Dedicates Son

 Nollywood actor Chidi Mokeme has dedicated his son- Noah.
As a reminder, you have been named #Noah (The Comforter, My Soft Spot). At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from Earth could be heard and the child hurriedly asked, “God, if I am to leave now, please tell me my angel’s name.” “Her name is #JeanChinwe, but You will simply call her, ‘#Mom.'”#NoahsBaptism #Dedication #Christening #17thMay #Covenant #GodsGlory #GodsGrace #TheComforter #SuperChargedMum #SuperChargedBoo"

Photo: 52-Year Old Woman Delivers Baby With Traditional Beads In Her Hands

  A 52-year-old grandmother, Mrs. Funke Adamson, has ended up giving birth to a baby girl clutching white ‘Ileke’ (Yoruba name for beads) on her hands. Funke, a traditional worshipper said she was delivered of the baby that has now been described by many as  a “miracle child” on Monday, May 11, 2015 at a Trado-medical home in Apapa.

Patience Jonathan vows to support Aisha Buhari

First lady Patience Jonathan has vowed to give her support to the incoming First Lady, Aisha Buhari. Patience Jonathan made the promise at the inauguration of the Defence and Police Officers Wives Association Skills Acquisition Centre, in Abuja, yesterday May 21st
    “I will make sure that I support my sister, the incoming First Lady, to make sure Nigerian women are safe.”she said at the event

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

PDP NWC resolution on the resignation of the national chairman

     The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at its 399th meeting today, Wednesday,  May 20, 2015 received and accepted the voluntary resignation of the National Chairman of our great party Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu. 

Two cousins of President Jonathan reportedly kidnapped in Bayelsa

Two cousins of President Jonathan, Patience Egbeni and Kate Eni were kidnapped by 6 unidentified gunmen dressed in military uniform in Akimpelai, Ogbia LGA of Bayelsa State yesterday May 19th.
According to a source who spoke with The Nation, the women who are maternal cousins of President Jonathan were abducted at about 8.30am from their provision stores located along the riverbank.
    “The victims are two maternal cousins of the President. We know that they have been preparing to welcome the President after the May 29 handover. Unless they are rescued before then, their dream of welcoming their brother will be a mirage.”the source said

Adamu Mu'azu resigns as PDP Chairman

PDP Chairman tendered his resignation letter this morning May 20 and his resignation is said to be with immediate effect.
According to reports Muazu said he was tired of all the stress he has been subjected to since the party lost the presidential elections. Ayo Fayose and Femi Fani Kayode have called for his resignation and that of other National Working Committee.
A PDP member confirmed Muazu's resignation on twitter and also claimed that Jonathan has asked members of the PDP Board of Trustees including Chief Tony Anenih to resign

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Photos: Pres. Jonathan arrives Ghana for 47th ECOWAS summit

 President Jonathan arrived Ghana this morning for the 47th ECOWAS Authority Heads of State meeting. More photos after the cut.

Petroleum Tanker Drivers embark on strike

Petroleum Tanker Drivers Association have decided to stop the lifting of fuel from petroleum depots across the country.
The body leadership sent out a stern warning to its members to stop lifting petrol from all depot.
    "Comrades/unit chairmen/executives, you are directed to suspend all loading activities in all the depots as from Monday, 18th of May. There will be severe sanctions for any chairman/others that does not comply.” the message sent to the members of the association read.
No reason was stated. However industry players say the tanker drivers are protesting the non-payment of their transportation fees owed them by the oil marketers. The oil marketers in turn claim they cannot pay the tanker drivers because of the N200 billion subsidy arrears owed to them by the federal government.

   

President Jonathan signs N4.425tn 2015 budget

 President Goodluck Jonathan has signed the 2015 Appropriation Bill into law, THE PUNCH has authoritatively learnt.Investigation by our correspondent on Monday revealed that Jonathan decided to sign the budget into law a couple of days back without fanfare.
There have been concerns among Nigerians on whether Jonathan will sign the budget before May 29 when he will formally hand over to Muhammadu Buhari or he will leave it behind for the incoming administration which is believed may still prepare a supplementary budget.

Monday, 18 May 2015

President Jonathan sacks NIPS boss

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has approved the appointment of Mrs. Uju Aisha Hassan-Baba, as the new Executive Secretary/Chief Executive of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC). Mrs. Hassan-Baba takes over from Mrs. Saratu Altine Umar who has been relieved of her appointment as the Executive Secretary/Chief Executive of NIPC with immediate effect.
The new Executive Secretary/Chief Executive had served previously as Director-General, Legal Aid Council of Nigeria, Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice in Anambra State and Director, Legal Services, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment. President Jonathan thanks the out-going Executive Secretary/Chief Executive for her services and wishes her well in her future endeavours.

President Jonathan saw through the traps laid out for him-Reuben Abati Writes..


Presidential media spokesperson, Dr Reuben Abati has said by conceding defeat, president Jonathan outsmarted his opponents and snatched victory from the jaws of defeat..In an article titled Right of Reply:Olusegun Adeniyi's Trip to Babel",he writes
    There has been an organized and consistent attempt by a certain section of the political class and the Nigerian commentariat to water down the historical impact of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s decision to concede victory to President-elect Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the final tally in the 2015 Presidential election. Those who have engaged in this enterprise are unkind, if not callous, insincere, if not cruel.

Stop your hate & antagonism on my person - Gen Olukolade writes Oby Ezekwesili, BBOG organizers





"Being in the forefront of the efforts to disseminate information is a job I do with passion and sense of responsibility. I do not deserve the hatred and mindless antagonism your organization has continued to unleash on me. I certainly have a life out of here and it is unfair to work purely for the purpose of destroying my reputation and years of committed and unblemished record of service to my country.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Jonathan has not given me any useful tips- Buhari

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari says the outgoing Jonathan government hasnt given him any advise on how to kick-start his administration on May 29. He made this statement on Thursday when a committee from the Centre for Human Security of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, presented a five-point policy document to him at the Buhari Support Organisation office in Abuja.
Hours before the event which held behind closed doors, the All Progressives Congress, accused the Federal Government of not cooperating with the transition committee set up by the President-elect.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

PDP National Chairman Sick, Flown Abroad

 The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Adamu Mu’azu ​is sick and has been flown abroad. Though he was flown out of the country last week, his office kept mute about it, until Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose on Monday accused the PDP chairman of travelling out of the country for medical treatment during the election period without informing the president. He also insists he is sick and challenged him to deny his many allegations.

FG awards N31bn Niger Delta road contracts

 Barely 15 days to the end of the present administration’s tenure, the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved four different roads totaling N31billion for the Niger Delta.
Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Steve Oru, disclosed this at the end of the weekly FEC meeting presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan.

Court evicts former Anambra Gov Jim Nwobodo from Abuja home

A High Court has ordered the eviction of former Governor of Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo from a mansion he is living at the high-brow Maitama District in Abuja. Justice Suleiman Belgore of the Federal Capital Territory ordered Nwobodo to relinquish the property to the owner, Adib-Miles International Limited.

Missing NNPC money: Sanusi reviews PwC report, says report confirms $18.5bn was diverted

Former Central Bank Governor and now Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II who blew the lid on the missing NNPC money has reviewed the recently released PWC auditors report on the missing NNPC money. He shared his thoughts in a piece titled 'Unanswered questions on Nigeria’s missing oil revenue billions" published in the Financial Times yesterday May 13. Read what he wrote below
    Just over a year ago President Goodluck Jonathan suspended me from my position as governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria after I questioned an estimated $20bn shortfall in oil revenues due to the treasury from the state oil company. As I said then, you can suspend a man, but you cannot suspend the truth. The publication last month of a PwC audit into the “missing billions” brings us a step closer to it.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Photo: Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomole Set To Wed This Friday

According to reports, the Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomole will be walking down the ailse this Friday for the second time. Adams who lost his wife to cancer 5 years ago, is set to tie the knot with a pretty from Ethiopia simply known as Lala Fortez. Ms Lala is a former air hostess.

Secret recording of a phone conversation between Abigail Igwe's friend & John Fashanu to clear Abigail's name ( Video)

Abigail's friend decided to clear her friend's name by recording this private conversation between herself (the friend) and John Fashanu. Listen to the conversation after the cut...but below is excerpts
    Friend:.....I also read that she is a lesbian and am like no! no!, who wrote that no, but Uncle Fash you shouldn't have, I mean your old, I mean you are matured man, you shouldn't write, I mean! no! No!
    Fash: Everybody wants to be in the media, and I will write rubbish, you wanna fight Ok, that's fine...I will fight.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Two Nigerians sent to 12 years in prison in Vietnam for email fraud

A Vietnamese court has sentenced two Nigerian men, Christian Nnadike, 34, and Collins Deke, 37, (pictured above) to 12 years each in a Vietnam prison for hacking into emails of local companies, contact the company's foreign partners and swindle them of their money.
The men along with a Vietnamese female accomplice, Le Thi Kim Quyen, 35, who was sentenced to 15 years in prison and another Nigerian, de facto husband of the Vietnamese lady, Mark Mamado Abdallah, 39, who is currently at large, ran a scamming syndicate in Vietnam.

Nnamdi Azikwe’s First Son Passes On

 Chief Chukwuma Bamidele Azikiwe, the first son of the first President of Nigeria, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe is dead.
Chukwuma passed on at the Borommeo Hospital, Onitsha, in the early hours of Sunday. Details about his funeral would be announced later in accordance with the Onitsha customs and tradition.He was 75years old..May his soul rest in peace.

Monday, 11 May 2015

OJB's kidney reportedly collapses again


Popular Nigerian music producer and singer, Babatunde Okungbowa popularly known as OJB is reportedly on admission at the General Hospital, Lagos following a relapse of his kidney ailment.
OJB, who had a successful kidney transplant in India last year, had a relapse two weeks ago, this is according to a report by Yes! International magazine.
A source at the hospital who spoke to the magazine said

Friends and associates have abandoned me since I lost the election - GEJ

President Jonathan, during his Thanksgiving farewell service yesterday told his audience that he's been abandoned by people who he once considered friends.
He said despite this, he is a fulfilled man and will continue to give his best to Nigeria.
    "As long as I live, I will continue to do my best for the state because it has helped me as a person. I have to thank Nigerians especially my state for giving me the opportunity to serve as deputy governor, governor and the whole country gave me the opportunity to serve as Vice President and then President, first was to complete the tenure of the late President Umaru Yar’Adua and later serve as Presi­dent from which I am exiting now as a very happy and fulfilled man”.

Friday, 8 May 2015

South African man raped at gun point by 3 women so they could steal his sperm

A South African man has told how he was kidnapped and raped by three women in Cape Town. The 33 year old man, whose identity is being kept away from the media, said the women had stopped him in their car to ask for directions and as he was talking to them, one of the women brought out a gun, and forced him into the back of their black BMW and drove away.

Ghanaian man dresses in a suit to sell water melon on the streets


Pictured above is Daniel Nartey, a Ghanaian man who dresses in a suit to hawk water melon around Madina in Ghana's capital, Accra to eke a living. When asked why he dresses this way, Daniel said;
    "My pastor always says dress well no matter the job you do, so I decided to wear a suit. Some laugh at me, others encourage me and are willing to help me"
Daniel says his dressing gives him an edge which helps him make 100 % profit after sales
    "I make 100% profit. I think it is because of how I dress, people notice me easily and want to buy from me," Mr Nartey said.

Customs officials shocked as scanner reveals boy hidden inside a suitcase

Stunned customs officials scanned a small item of luggage and found a young boy hidden inside.
X-ray images capture the moment the youngster was caught on camera tucked up in the trolley suitcase as he tried to get into Spain.
The luggage belonged to a 19-year-old woman who police became suspicious of after noticing she was becoming nervous.
They pulled her to one side and, believing she may have been smuggling drugs, scanned her luggage - only to find something much more shocking.
An outline of a young boy was clearly seen and officers immediately opened the bad and pulled out an eight-year-old boy.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Photos: President Jonathan Inspects Abuja Rail Mass Transit Line

 The president and some of his team inspected the Abuja Rail Mass Transit Line.More pictures after the cut....

UK repatriates three Nigerian prisoners to Nigeria

The UK government earlier this year repatriated three Nigerians in UK prisons under the prisoners exchange agreement signed by the UK and Nigeria. The prisoners are now serving time in a Nigerian prison. This was made known today by Nigeria's Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, during a Q&A with journalists in Abuja. "The prisoners exchange agreement is in place and the United Kingdom has repatriated three Nigerians in the UK prison since January this year and  more prisons would also be transferred. The programme would continue after the exit of this administration, there is a committee in place to ensure the sustenance of the programme,” he explained.
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Presidency breaks silence on Patience Jonathan's whereabout, says she is currently in Congo

    First Lady, Dame Patience Faka Jonathan is in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, joining other African First Ladies for the celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Congo Assistance Foundation, an NGO of Congolese First Lady, Madam Antoinette Sassou-Nguesso. The Foundation, established in 1984, has engendered social action in the areas of health, education, skills acquisition in favour of indigent people of Congo. Dame Patience Jonathan runs similar organization ‎in Nigeria, the

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Photos: Students find freshly dug grave in their classroom in Edo

  There was chaos at Iguodala Primary School in the Uhunduhun Oredo LGA of Edo State after a freshly dug grave with blood sprinkled on it was found in one of the classrooms on Monday May 4th. According to Punch, the Head teacher of the school, Mrs Georginia Ilongwo said the students and their teacher returned to their classroom after the morning assembly when they found the grave and immediately raised an alarm.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

FG downgrades Asaba airport, declares it unsafe for travelers

The Federal government has downgraded and declared Asaba Airport in Delta state unsafe for travelers. In a statement released by the Federal Ministry of Aviation today May 5th, the Aviation ministry stated that the airport facility was downgraded and declared unsafe due to the failure of the Delta State government to fix key infrastructure such as undulating runways as well as provision of perimeter fence at the airport as directed by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.
     “The Federal Government has downgraded the Asaba Airport over the failure of the Delta State government to put in place measures that would guarantee the safety and security of passengers using the airport.” the statement in part reads

Photo: Woman bites employees ear over salary in Lagos

An Ejigbo Magistrate court has ordered the arrest of a 38-year-old woman, Mrs Mary Joan Adeiekwe for biting off the ear of her employee, Nkemakolam Chinwendu (above) at her hotel in Lagos.
According to PM News, the victim Nkemakolam, a graduate of Business Administration from the Lagos State Polythecnic LASPOTECH was recruited as a manager in Mrs Adeiekwe's hotel located at 38 Olusesi Street in Ikotun, Lagos some months back and was placed on a salary of N25,000.

President Jonathan appoints new executive secretaries for PEF & NCDMB


     President Jonathan has approved the appointment of Mrs. Asabe Asmau Ahmed (left) as Executive Secretary of the Petroleum Equalisation Fund (PEF). Mrs. Ahmed, who is currently the Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, takes over from Mrs. Sharon Adefunke Kasali (right) who has been Executive Secretary of PEF since 2007. The new PEF Executive Secretary hails from Niger State and holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, respectively.

Even with my ill-health, I haven't stopped drinking, womanizing or smoking - actor Olumide Bakare

 Actor Olumide Bakare who has been ill since 2013 says even with his ill health, he has not stopped smoking, womanizing and drinking. According to the 63 year old actor, he has lived with these habits since his youthful days and it will be difficult for him to just do away with them

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