Friday, 30 October 2015

Edwin Clark claims Reuben Abati sabotaged Jonathan

Chief Edwin Clark has accused former Spokesperson to former President Jonathan, Reuben Abati, of sabotaging his efforts while he was in office. Clarke said this in response to Abati's article in which he accused Clark of not recognizing Jonathan as a "son" anymore because he was out of office. In an email sent to Premiumtimes, Clarke said
    "My advice that a publicity committee made up of eminent journalists be put in place in Aso Rock and that media proprietors and senior journalists should be invited to Aso Rock were jettisoned by Abati because of what I suppose is his covetousness, particularly when many journalists and media houses always complained to me that he was not carrying them along.

Photo: 20yr old girl arrested by Cross River State police for selling her 2 week old baby for N20k

 Maria Ekanem sold her two week old baby to an Abuja-based woman for N20,000. According to a report by Vanguard, the 20-year-old school drop out from Odukpani Local Government Area of Cross River State, was arrested by the police along with her accomplices.
Her boyfriend got her pregnant and asked her to abort the baby. However, a doctor agreed to help her with free antenatal care and food and in exchange she agreed to sell her baby after delivery.

Court of Appeal dismisses Saraki's appeal

The Abuja division of the court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal filed by senate president, Bukola Saraki challenging his trial by the Code of Conduct Tribunal. The appeal court dismissed all 5 issues raised by Saraki in the appeal. Two of the three panel of judges ruled that his appeal lacks merit. This implies that the Code of Conduct will still go ahead with Saraki's trial.
Saraki is being tried on a 13 count charge of false asset declaration when he was Kwara state governor. He is expected to appear before the Code of Conduct Tribunal on November 5th.

Amaechi's confirmation: APC is engaging in a pretentious war against corruption - PDP

The PDP says that the confirmation of former Rivers state governor, Rotimi Amaechi as a minster of the federal republic of Nigeria, has put a dent on APC's “pretentious war against corruption”. The National Publicity secretary, Olisa Metuh said this after an extraordinary meeting with top PDP officials in Abuja yesterday night.
While addressing newsmen after the meeting, Olisa commended PDP senators for staging a walkout before Amaechi's confirmation. "We salute the courage and unity of purpose of our Senators, especially as demonstrated in the Senate chambers today in their collective stand against impunity and corruption in line with the wishes and aspirations of Nigerians”. 

Biafra, Oodua and the seventh lesson By Reuben Abati

     Democracy does not necessarily translate into the disappearance of crises and dilemmas, (even trilemmas, quadrilemmas or more) in a country, either developed, developing or perhaps evolutionary. Built into the fabric of the right to choose is also the right to make mistakes and so, across Africa at this moment, in Nigeria, Tanzania, Cote d’Ivoire, Burundi, Guinea Conakry, Rwanda, the lessons are being driven home, as elections are being held or have been held or will be held

Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor Made A Commander Of The Order of the British Empire (CBE) By The Duke Of Cambridge At Buckingham Palace

 The 38-year-old actor was made a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his services to the arts.
Prince William presented him with his medal yesterday at Buckingham Palace.
Although he was made an OBE in the 2008 Queen’s Birthday Honours, Chiwetel’s status as an actor was elevated when he played Solomon Northup in 2013 film 12 Years A Slave, winning a BAFTA for his performance.

Boko Haram Releases Photos Of Its Rocket-Making Factory

  Boko Haram sect released some photos of its rocket-making factory.The photos were released on Twitter via a handle; Terror Monitor. See more photos after the cut.

Photos of PDP Senators as they walked out of the chamber before Amaechi's confirmation

 PDP Senators staged a walkout from their chambers yesterday afternoon before Amaechi's confirmation. They had insisted that the senate stick with the recommendation by the Ethics and Privileges committee that looked into all petitions leveled against the former Rivers governor and recommended that his confirmation be suspended due to the various court cases on alleged corrupt practices against him. The Senate still confirmed him.More photos after the cut...

Photo: 5 deputy comptroller generals of customs resign unanimously

5 Deputy Comptroller Generals of the Nigeria Customs Service unanimously announced their resignation from the service yesterday October 29th. No reason was given for their resignation.

Confirmation of ministerial nominees, clear indication there's no more division within APC family - APC

Press statement from APC

    The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the confirmation of all the ministerial nominees by the Senate, despite some misgivings by the opposition, has shown clearly that there is no longer any division within the APC family. ”The cohesion and unity exhibited by the APC Senators on Thursday have shown that our legislators are ready to work with the executive and the party to ensure that the the agenda of the party is implemented for the benefit of all Nigerians,” the party said in a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

China ends one-child policy,to allow 2 children per couple

 China has ended its one-child policy and will allow all couples to have two children.This is driven by fears that an aging population could jeopardize the country's economic ascent and put too much pressure on  the aged. The Communist Party leadership ended its decades-old “one child” policy on Thursday, announcing that all married couples would be allowed to have two children.
The one -child policy was imposed by Deng Xiaoping, the Chinese leader in late 1979 and  couples who break the family planning laws face losing their jobs and being fined. In some cases, mothers have been forced to abort their babies or be sterilized.

BVN Deadline: 26m bank accounts to be frozen

With less than one day to the deadline for Bank Verification Number, BVN, about 26 million account holders still haven't  registered to protect their money.
The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has said no extension would be granted after the deadline expires and customers who still haven't registered will have no access to their money or any transaction in their account.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

I didn't get anything from Jonathan..he was sabotaged ’-Edwin Clark

Following his perceived statement that Dr.Goodluck Jonathan lacked the political will to fight corruption,elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, has dismissed reports that he betrayed the former President,noting that he was maliciously misconstrued.
In a letter, the former Minister of Information exonerated himself from the various allegations of betrayal levelled against him, adding that close associates of the former President sabotaged him.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Supreme court denies suit filed by Wike against Rivers election tribunal

The Supreme court has denied a suit filed by Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike against the Rivers state election tribunal. Wike had approached the apex court, asking that the action of the tribunal to relocate from Rivers state to Abuja be regarded as unconstitutional. The tribunal had relocated to Abuja due to security threats in Port Harcourt.The Seven men panel of judges said the relocation of the tribunal from Rivers state to Abuja was constitutional and borne out of security challenges.
The apex court also added that the president of the appeal court did not err in law by ordering the relocation of the tribunal. On Saturday October 24th, the state tribunal nullified Wike's election and ordered a fresh election be conducted in 90 days.

Senate to screen six remaining ministerial nominees today

The senate will screen the remaining six ministerial nominees today. They are Pastor Husseini Husseini, Adewole Isaac Folorunsho, Godfrey Onyeama, Bawa Bwari, Zainab Ahmed, Mansur Mohammed Dan Ali.

13 year old girl beheads 5 year old son of her alleged rapist

A 13-year-old girl is accused of decapitating her alleged rapist's five-year-old son and burning his body in a gruesome revenge attack, the Times of India reports..
The teenager, who has not been named, is said to have kidnapped the little boy, beheaded him and set fire to his body before he was placed in a polythene bag and buried under some bricks.

President Buhari leaves for India

President Buhari has left Nigeria for India on a 4 -day official visit. He is to attend the 3rd Summit of the India-Africa forum,and is expected back to Nigeria on Friday October 30th.

Monday, 26 October 2015

WHO formally removes Nigeria from list of polio endemic countries

One month after announcing that Nigeria is no longer a polio endemic country, the World Health Organization WHO today October 26th officially removed Nigeria from the list of polio endemic countries. WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti was at the state house today to meet with President Buhari for the formal de-listing of Nigeria

Karrueche Tran coming to Nigeria to host a pool party

Karrueche Tran is coming to Nigeria.She will be in Abuja on November 15th and 16th to host a pool party for Play Abuja.

FG files money laundering charge against former NSA Sambo Dasuki

The Federal Government has filed a fresh charge of money laundering against former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki. The former National Security Adviser is standing trial for illegal arms possession while he was in office.
At the resumed hearing of the case at the Federal High Court (FHC) Abuja today October 26th, Counsel to the Federal Government, Shuaib Labaran filed the fresh charge and asked the court to grant its request for a secret trial and also grant that the witnesses brought in by the Department of State Services (DSS) to be masked.

Dasuki's counsel, Joseph Daudu (SAN), opposed the application of a secret trial, arguing that the case is a harmless one within a democratic setting. The presiding Judge, Justice Adeniyi Ademola, adjourned the case to Wednesday October 28th for ruling.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

President Muhammadu Buhari To Fly To India For India- Africa Forum

 President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday fly to New Delhi to participate in the 3rd Summit of the India-Africa Forum.
He will be accompanied by Governors of Kano & Delta States, the Nat'l Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd.), the Perm. Secs. in the Ministry of Defence, Power, Communications Technology, Agriculture, Foreign Affairs & Industry, Trade & Investment.
Development in Africa & India as well as further cooperation for the alleviation of poverty and the eradication of hunger, disease and illiteracy, issues currently of common concern to their countries such as climate change and international terrorism will all be discussed.

Beyonce's first love opens up on their 10 year relationship & how she dumped him for Jay Z.

 Beyonce's first love, Lyndall Locke, who dated the singer for a decade from when she was a 12-year-old wannabe until they split in 2003 said she had always been fixated on the pursuit of fame and  rapidly became a ‘control freak’.Lyndall, now a chef who runs his own catering business, in an exclusive interview with The Mail on Sunday, he reveals the true scope of Beyonce's rise to fame.
On her father Matthew Knowles,he said

Photos from Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant 2015

 The 2015 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria Pageant held in Calabar yesterday Saturday Oct. 24th. Miss Anambra, Anyadike Unoaku beat other contestants to emerge winner.More pictures after the cut.....

Nigeria Joins the World to celebrate World Polio's Day.

 It was indeed a beautiful and colourful sight to behold has over 5 thousand rotarians, volunteers, celebrities, and guest took a 2km walk from the old parade ground in Abuja yesterday, 24th October to mark the World Polio Day. The Rotary District Governor Dr Mike Omotosho who addressed the mammoth crowd thank everyone he took out time to come and support the event and also those that have been in constant support in the eradication of polio in Nigeria, he noted also that the Nigerian experience had shown that battling polio isn't only about vaccinations, but also waging a complex war of logistics and winning over the hearts and minds of the people.More pictures after the cut....

Friday, 23 October 2015

Michael Jackson's doctor who was rumored to be biological dad of his kids dies

Late Michael Jackson's longtime physician Dr. Arnold Klein, has died. The man rumored for years to be the biological father of Michael's two oldest children, Prince and Paris, passed away Thursday night in California according to TMZ. He was 70 years old.
Klein, who was the biggest dermatologist in Hollywood, was admitted to the hospital four days ago suffering severe abdominal pains. He was also suffering from Multiple Sclerosis & confined to a wheelchair at the time of his death. Klein hinted on many occasion that he was the biological father Prince and Paris

Photos: Buhari receives the Deputy Prime Minister of Hungary

 President Buhari received the Deputy Prime Minister of Hungary, Zsolt Semjén today during his courtesy visit to the Aso Villa.More photos after the cut....

Super Eagles Coach Oliseh arrives Belgium for medical treatment

The official twitter handle for the Super Eagles confirmed this this afternoon and shared a statement the Coach released.

ADADEVOH Health Trust Inaugural Event Commemorates Nigerian Heroes

 Lagos, Nigeria — On Tuesday October 20th, the Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh (DRASA) Health Trust’s inaugural event brought together health professionals, government representatives, businessmen and women, high-profile individuals, and more to celebrate one year of Nigeria’s Ebola-free status and the heroes and heroines that made it possible.
At the fundraising/launch event, held at the Civic Centre in Lagos, DRASA unveiled a public health awareness campaign called #ItStartsWithMe and announced plans and collaborations for 2 projects.

Photos: Emir of Kano awarded the AABLA Lifetime Achievement Award

 The Emir of Kano, Muhammdu Sanusi II was awarded the AABLA (All Africa Business Leaders Awards) Lifetime Achievement Award, West Africa, last night in Eko Hotel.Another picture after the cut.....

Brothel owner threathens to sue Lamar & Khloe Kardashian over $75,000 bill

Love Ranch owner Dennis Hof, who has been very vocal about Lamar’s stay at his brothel, claims that the former basketball star has to pay his $75,000 bill.
He has now threatened to sue Lamar and Khloe Kardashian if he doesn’t settle his bill.
Speaking to the New York Daily News, he claimed he's been getting "a lot of questions" from Lamar's accounting people over the hefty bill.
    “They’re requesting the credit card slips and asking, ‘Did he sign them?’ I sent them his driver’s license, the slips, some other stuff,” I have no problem filing against her or him. Khloe, she’s the wife. They’re responsible for their debts. Why are they calling me? They need to do the right thing and pay.”
He also claimed Lamar offered to pay that sum, with half of it being divided equally between two prostitutes - Monica Monroe and Ryder Cherry.

David Beckham gets new rose neck tattoo for daughter Harper

David Beckham got a new neck rose tattoo in honour of his little girl,Harper.Underneath the rose are the words "“Pretty lady Harper”. Father's Love

Six lessons we have learnt by Reuben Abati

The democratic experience in Nigeria has definitely been a continuing learning curve, and the more lessons we learn at various active centres: people, platforms and processes, the richer our democracy, the stronger the society evolves to deliver a brighter future for the sovereign. The greatest residue of our democracy in the last 16 years (1999–2015), I think, is the manner in which our community has been enriched by lessons that have practically changed our lives.

Star magazine shades the Kardashian women, says they destroy men!

For real?

Photos from the bomb blast at a mosque in Maiduguri this morning

  A suicide bomber detonated a bomb inside a mosque in Maiduguri this morning. More photos after the cut...

Sultan of Sokoto,Saad Abubakar III Administers Vaccine to a baby carried by Rotary District Governor 9125 Dr Mike Omotosho to Mark Polio Day

 As Nigeria joins the world in celebrating this year's world polio day, the Rotary District Governor, (9125), Dr Mike Omotosho, as part of activities lined up to celebrate the occasion, paid an advocacy visit on the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Saad Abubakar, III.
The duo, administered the polio vaccine on a baby to flag off the celebration at the Caliphate.
Sequel to this, Dr Mike Omotosho, in the company of stake holders will carry out its annual "End Polio Walk" to mark this year's world polio day, held every 24th October.
The walk will commence from the old parade ground , opposite Radio House, Abuja at 7am.
In order to create awareness the Rotary Governor will give out branded gift  items such as tshirts, mugs, face caps for all participants.More pictures after the cut.....

Tribunal upholds Amosun's election

The governorship election tribunal sitting in Abeokuta in Ogun State has upheld the election of Ogun state governor, Ibikunle Amosun. Delivering judgement today, the tribunal dismissed the petition of the PDP candidate, Gboyega Isiaka, saying it lacked merit.

Photos of suspected masterminds of Nyanya and Kuje bomb blasts

 Five suspected masterminds of the October 2nd Nyanya and Kuje bomb blast that killed 20 people, were arraigned yesterday before a Federal High court in Abuja.
The suspects identified as Andulazeez Muhazab, Ishaka Jimoh, Mohammed Jimoh, Abullahi Nasiru and Abulwaheed Nasiru, were arraigned on a five count charge of conspiracy to carry out a bomb attack utilizing Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), resulting in the death of scores of citizens and the injury of several others, as well as the possession of materials which could be used to make IEDs.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Rotimi Amaechi pictured as he arrived National Assembly for screening this morning

Former Governor Rotimi Amaechi pictured as he arrived at the National Assembly this morning.

PDP cannot disqualify Amaechi based on triviality- Senator Ndume

Senate Leader Mohammed Ali Ndume has said that the petitions brought against Rotimi Amaechi through the three PDP senators from his homestate, Rivers state, cannot stop his screening and confirmation as a minister because the petitions are based on triviality. He said Amaechi remains innocent until he is proven guilty by any competent court in Nigeria. Ndume said this while speaking to newsmen in Abuja yesterday October 21st

Photo:The Kardashian,Jenners rock fake baby bumps at Kim's 35th birthday party

Kanye had family and friends dressed as "best pregnant Kim look" with fake baby bumps ..Kris, Kylie ,Kourtney and make-up artist Joyce Bonelli all rocking their bumps.

Photo: V.P Osinbajo, El Rufai in presidential jet as they head to London for event

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Kaduna state Governor, Nasir El Rufai in a presidential jet as they left Abuja yesterday to participate in the launching of the Energy Africa Campaign in London today.

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