Wednesday, 31 December 2014

88-Year Old Man Becomes Tunisia’s President

Beji Caid Essebsi, 88, is the new Tunisian president. Essebsi was sworn in today as Tunisia’s first freely elected president. He was the speaker of parliament under President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011. He pledged to work towards national reconciliation shortly after taking his oath of office.

Tokunbo cars to cost more from January 1, 2015

As from first of January 2015, prices of imported used cars otherwise known as Tokunbo or second-hand cars are expected to go up as the second phase of the national automotive policy which was announced in November 2013, will commence.
Car dealers would be expected to pay the federal government 70% duty on all imported cars. FG had in 2013 introduced the national automotive policy with the view of encouraging local assemblage of automobiles in Nigeria, increasing the import tariff from 22% to 70%. The first phase of the policy involving the payment of 35% duty came into effect in February 2014 while the second phase which would have started in July this year was postponed to Jan. 2015.

FG declares January 2nd 2015 as public holiday

The Federal Government has declared January 2nd 2015 as public holiday to mark Eid el Maloud celebration. In a statement released yesterday by the Minister of Interior affairs, Abba Moro, the Federal government asked Muslim faithfuls to offer prayers to God for the peace and Unity of Nigeria.

Jada Pinkett, 43, stuns in bikini on the cover of Shape magazine

  The 43 year old mother of two posed in a bikini for the January/February cover of Shape magazine where she talked about her body, fitness regime and bedroom secrets.
    "When my husband of almost 20 years can’t take his eyes off me? That’s amazing. But the number one reason I go to the gym is because it keeps me sane… I can deal with whatever’s coming at me.'

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Cause of Ebola outbreak was 'a young boy playing near colony of infected bats', scientists say

 Scientists said today that the cause of the deadly Ebola virus that hit West Africa this year was a 2 year old boy, known as patient zero, who played on a tree near a colony of virus-infested bats in his village in Meliandou, Guinea. He was the first person to die but before he died, he infected other family members, who then spread it to others and the virus eventually spread into other areas in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria and Senegal, before moving to the US, UK and Spain.
This Ebola outbreak is by far the largest ever-recorded outbreak and it has killed about 7,800 people by Dec. 17, 2014, according to WHO.

Why I Did Not Submit My Certificates To INEC – Buhari

Former head of state and the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the 2015 general elections, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), has explained why he did not submit his certificates and credentials to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), saying that the documents are with the military.Leadership reports that,this came to light yesterday during a visit by journalists to the headquarters of INEC in Abuja where it was revealed that Buhari’s academic qualifications were not on display, unlike those of other presidential candidates including that of his main rival, President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Missing AirAsia Flight-Bodies of Passengers spotted floating in sea

AirAsia flight 8501 have found up to six dead bodies, luggage, a plane door and an emergency slide floating in the water off the coast of Borneo Island.
Indonesian officials coming off a helicopter said they spotted a numerous bodies over 40 floating in the water.

INEC Releases Names Of Candidates For 2015 Presidential Election

 The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has released the names of the presidential candidates and their running mates who will contest the 2015 elections. There are 26 registered political parties in Nigeria, only 11 parties have submitted the names of their candidates so far and they are;
PDP: President Goodluck Jonathan and his vice, Namadi Sambo
APC: Muhammadu Buhari and Yemi Osinbajo
KOWA Party: Oluremi Sonaiya and Saidu Bobboi
Hope Democratic Party: Ambrose Albert and Haruna Shaba
Allied Congress Party of Nigeria: Ganiyu Galadima and Balarabe Ahmed
Alliance Democracy (AD): Rafiu Salau and Clinton Cliff Akuchie

President Jonathan earns N43m as salary in 3 years,paid N6.2m as Tax

Vanguard reports that ,Details of the president’s tax payment also showed that the president did not earn any other income besides his fixed income as president of the country in that period. There were no indications of income from stocks or other businesses that the president could have had.
Despite earning a regular service of N14, 410, 290.48 in each of the three years, the president tax liabilities however increased in 2012 and 2013 to N2, 510, 775. 77 up from the N1, 242, 670.21 paid in 2011.
The returns were displayed at the office of the Independent

FG To Sponsor 100 First Class Graduates For Further Studies Abroad

The Federal Government is set to sponsor 100 first class graduates for further studies abroad, Minister for Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau has revealed.
Shekarau who spoke on Sunday in Kano during a media interaction and an awards ceremony said the100 first class materials would be sponsored under the Special Presidential Scholarship Programme.
According to him, President Goodluck Jonathan has instructed the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) to select the best graduates and secure admissions for them to study up to doctorate level in universities abroad.

Nigeria’s Folorunsho Alakija Becomes World’s Richest Black Woman

 Folorunsho Alakija is worth at least $3.3 billion, about $300 million more than American television personality Oprah.The 62-year-old started her career as a secretary at the erstwhile Merchant Bank of Nigeria, but moved to England in the early 1980s to study fashion design. She then returned to set up a high-end label called Supreme Stitches. However, a significant proportion of Alakija’s fortune comes from an oil-exploration license granted to her company Famfa Ltd. in 1993.

VP Sambo and Gen Buhari fail to present their certificates to INEC

Nigeria's Vice President and Pdp running mate of President Goodluck Jonathan, Namadi Sambo and APC Presidential Candidate, Gen Muhammadu Buhari, have both failed to present their University Degree certificates to the Independent National Electoral Commission as part of documents to be tendered before the electoral commission by any aspirant

Monday, 29 December 2014

Nkiru Sylvanus Set To Wed Oge Okoye's Husband

Oge and Nkiru both started off in Enugu as actresses before Oge allegedly met and started dating Stanley,he was already dating Nkiru and both were in a relationship that many thought was going to lead to a blissful marriage.Nkiru was heart broken when she heard Stanley had allegedly married Oge but only found out after that Stanley paid Oge's bride price after the birth of their first child together.

Buhari’s Running Mate Yemi Osibanjo Accused Of Rape & Corruption On Facebook

APC's vice presidential candidate, prof Yemi Osibanjo, while addressing journalists said president Jonathan's government is corrupt. In response to him, former musician , Daniel Wilson, is spilling on Osibanjo indicating that he may not be as clean as we all thought. Below is what he wrote on his Facebook page about Osibanjo:

Photo: President Jonathan's daughter set to wed

One of the adopted daughters of President Jonathan, Ine, will be walking down the aisle with her man Simeon this January. Their traditional marriage will take place on January 3rd 2015 in Bayelsa while their white wedding will hold on the 10th of January in Abuja.

Lagos DPO slumps, dies in office

The Divisional Police Officer in charge of the Ijede Police Station, Nwaoha Uzoma, has died.
Our correspondent learnt that Uzoma’s corpse was found in his office on Thursday, a day after he entered and locked himself in.It was gathered that after he did not pick his calls, anxious relatives and policemen in the station broke the door open and saw his lifeless body on the floor.
Punch Metro gathered that Uzoma, a Superintendent of Police, was formerly heading the Anthony Police Division, before he was posted to Ijede, in the Ikorodu area, early in December.The deceased, who was married with children, was in his fifties.

Jimi Agbaje Introduces his Running Mate

 PDP Lagos State governorship aspirant, Jimi Agbaje has introduced his running mate in the 2015 Lagos State Governorship elections to his online followers. Her name is Alhaja Safurat Olayinka. He introduced her yesterday evening.

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Alicia Keys welcomes second baby boy

 The couple just shared the news..

The joy of joy is joy!! It's a boy!!�������� we are so grateful!! #blessings!!❤️❤️❤️❤️.

TY Bello poses with her twin boys

The singer welcomed her twin baby boys, Christopher and Christian on October 13th.

President Jonathan on 1-day private visit to the UK

President Goodluck Jonathan travelled this Abuja for a 1-day private visit to the UK. According to a statement released by Presidential Spokesman, Reuben Abati, Pres. Jonathan was accompanied on the trip by some of his principal staff and personal aides and is expected back in Abuja on Monday December 29th. He is expected to meet with a delegation of people from Lagos and Delta state on Tuesday December 30th.

Photos: Genevieve Nnaji gets a Chieftancy title

Genevieve Nnaji was given the title of  'Eze Ada of Amuzu Nweafor in Mbaise, Imo state. She shared the good news on instagram. Congrats to her.she is now Chief G.N (MFR) #EzeAda of #AmuzuNweafor #AdaMbaise

Miss Vivian Akwanga Current Miss Ambassador for peace North Central in Crown Scandal!

 Miss Vivian H Akwanga contested for Miss Ambassador for peace pageant which held few months ago.September 2014 to be precised.She was already a reigning Queen before she contested for Miss Ambassador for peace in September 2014.She is the current Miss Akwanga Nasarawa 2014,and also the current Miss Ambassador for peace North Central 2014.She will hand over her Miss Akwanga Crown on the 1st of January 2015.My point is this,how can she be wearing two crowns? Why will she engage herself in another beauty pageant when she is already a reigning queen.I hope the Organizer of Miss Ambassador for peace is Aware of this.Check out her hand over artwork for Miss Akwanga Nasarawa after the cut.....

AirAsia flight carrying 162 from Indonesia to Singapore goes missing

An AirAsia flight carrying 162 people - 155 passengers, two pilots, four flight attendants and one engineer, which took off from the city of Surabaya in Indonesia and bound for Singapore, lost contact with air traffic control about two hours after take-off, while flying over the Java Sea.
The passengers included 138 adults, 16 children and one infant according to a statement released by AirAsia following the disappearance of the plane.

Happy Wedding Anniversary Amb.Kingsley Amafibe

 Ambassador Kingsley Amafibe CEO of Miss Ambassador for peace got married to his beautiful wife Mrs Rosita Amafibe on the 28th of December 2010.And they are blessed with a son.Happy Wedding Anniversary to them.More pictures after the cut.......

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Photos: GEJ visits Former Head of state IBB at his home in Minna

 President Jonathan visited former Head of State General Ibrahim Babangida at his home in Minna, Niger state,The president was accompanied by the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.); his Chief of Staff, Brid.-Gen. Jones Arogbofa (rtd.); Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Muhammed; and the Director-General of his campaign team, Ahmadu Ali.
They all met behind closed-door with the general at his Hilltop Mansion. Shortly after the meeting, the president told journalists that he was in Minna to greet “his father” who recently returned to the country from a medical trip abroad. Babangida also told journalists that all Nigerians should vote for Jonathan because he means well for the country.,earlier today.More pictures after the cut.....

North Korea blasts U.S over release of 'The Interview', calls Obama a monkey

North Korea called President Barack Obama "a monkey" and blamed the U.S. on Saturday for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the comedy "The Interview."
North Korea has denied involvement in a crippling cyberattack on Sony Pictures but has expressed fury over the comedy depicting an assassination of its leader Kim Jong Un. After Sony Pictures initially called off the release in a decision criticized by Obama, the movie has opened this week.

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Who rocked the dress better?Kim K vs Toyin Lawani.

  Who rocked the dress?

Graphic photos from failed suicide bombing in Gombe state

    A suicide bomber who rammed into a military check point in Bajoga, Gombe State on the 23rd of december, failed to achieve his mission. His attempt to escape also failed as he was brought down by vigilant soldiers when he tried to flee after hitting a military Amoured Personnel Carrier with his IED laden Honda car. The explosives which failed to detonate have been evacuated and handed to the police

Muhammadu Buhari Releases Christmas Card + A Very Short Message

The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, Yemi Osinbajo have released their own Christmas card. Muhammadu Buhari also has a 1min message to Nigerians as they celebrate Christmas.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Former US President, George H.W Bush Hospitalized With Breathing Difficulties

Former President George H.W. Bush has been admitted last night at a Houston hospital after experiencing a shortness of breath. Bush, who is now 90, was rushed to Houston Methodist Hospital by an ambulance, when it became intensive.
It will be recalled that, Bush also spent about two months at the same hospital last year. President Obama who is currently holidaying at Hawaii has been notified.

ISIS in Nigeria to Recruit Fighters - FG

The Federal Government has raised alarm over the presence of some agents of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS, in Nigeria to recruit more fighters into their fold. The National Coordinator, National Information Centre and Director-General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mike Omeri made this known in a statement signed by his Special Adviser, David Akoji yesterday Dec. 23.



Dear Compatriots,

I greet and felicitate with you all once again as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
I join all of our Christian compatriots in giving thanks to God Almighty for the divine gift of Jesus Christ the Messiah whose earthly incarnation we commemorate today.
As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ who the Prophet Isaiah heralded as the Prince of Peace and Wonderful Counselor, I believe it is very appropriate that we all, Christians and non-Christians alike, reflect more deeply on the virtues and ideals which the Messiah espoused during his earthly mission.

Photos: 13 year old girl arrested in Kano wearing explosive vest

 The Kano state Police command today Dec. 24th arrested a 13 year old girl identified as Zahra'u Babban Gida who was found with explosives strapped on her body opposite the Kantin-Kwari textile market, same place where two female suicide bombers detonated bombs two weeks ago killing many.

Photos: Waje stuns in swimwear on the cover of Made magazine

 Nice!. More pictures after the cut....

Nollywood actors visit Pres. Jonathan, make him Grand patron of their association

 Nollywood actors under the aegis of "Legends of Nollywood" paid a courtesy visit to President Jonathan at the state house in Abuja where they honored him with the Grand Patron of Nollywood Award. The group was led by actor Paul Obazele. While receiving the award, President Jonathan said that "Nollywood has consistently brought glory to the nation. More pics after the cut..

Parents of missing Chibok girl say its going to be a bad Xmas for them

  One of the parents of the missing Chibok girls says it will be a bad Christmas for them this year as their daughter has still not returned. In an interview with CNN, the parents of the missing girl described her as a very studious girl
    "She is brilliant. She likes reading. She liked to go to school,” her father told CNN.
    "She used to tell me one day she would finish school and become somebody. She loved studies; she used to assist the younger ones with their homework. She used to fall asleep with her books in her arms.” her mother said

Lt. Col., 15 others jailed over Chibok girls’ abduction

The Nigerian Army has sentenced three officers and 13 other soldiers to two years’ imprisonment each over the April 14, 2014 abduction of over 200 schoolchildren from their hostel in Chibok, Borno State, by Boko Haram insurgents.The soldiers, including a Lieutenant Colonel, a Captain and a Second lieutenant, were arraigned before a General Military Court Martial at the Maxwell Khobe Military Cantonment, Rukuba in Jos, Plateau State, in October 2014.

Checkout Empress Njamah's Christmas Pictures

 She is stunning in this Christmas photoshoot.More pictures after the cut.......


 President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday in Abuja applauded the cordial bilateral relations between Nigeria and Ethiopia, which, he said, has encouraged leading Nigerian companies to establish branches in the Horn of  Africa nation.Speaking at an audience with the outgoing Ethiopian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Ali Abdo Suleiman, President Jonathan noted that  economic ties between both countries have improved significantly  in the last three years.The President Jonathan also observed that the Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) between both countries has resulted in regular flights from Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, to four major cities in Nigeria - Abuja, Lagos, Enugu and Kano.

Monday, 22 December 2014

Bomb Blast Rocks Bauchi Market Hours After Killing 19 In Gombe

 Another bomb explosion has occurred at a market in Bauchi hours after killing 19 this morning at a bus station in Gombe. According to eyewitnesses the bomb exploded near a police outpost inside the market as traders were about closing for the day. The explosion occurred around 5:30pm and witnesses say, at least 15 people have died. Bauchi police spokesman also confirmed the explosion.

Graphic photos from scene of bomb blast in Gombe today

 Its very graphic.May their soul rest in peace.....

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Photos: Governors,others raise N21bn for GEJ's Presidential campaign

 PDP Governors, Senators, Business moguls, technocrats and others gathered at the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja yesterday night December 20th to make financial commitment to support President Jonathan's re-election campaigns.At the fundraising dinner, 21 PDP Governors donated N50million each which came to N1.05billion. Business owners in the Oil and Gas sector donated N5billion while their counterparts in the Real Estate & Building made a donation of N4billion.

Saturday, 20 December 2014

President Jonathan With Members Of The PDP Ward To Ward Initiative

  Super Eagles Captain Joseph Yobo presents the #‎winning #‎strategy to President Jonathan as an Ambassador of the PDP Ward to Ward Initiative

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