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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Okonjo-Iweala spent $2.1bn without approval, says FG

The National Economic Council, chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday accused a former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, of spending $2.1bn from the Excess Crude Account without authorisation.
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

“We looked at the numbers for the Excess Crude Account. The last time the former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Mrs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, reported to the council, and it is in the minutes, she reported by November 2014 that we had $4.1 bn.

BREAKING NEWS: Jega bows out as INEC Chairman

Prof. Attahiru Jega

Professor Attahiru Jega has formally bowed out as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission after completing his tenure.

Monday, 29 June 2015

NFF fires Super Falcons head coach Edwin Okon for poor performance

The Nigeria football Federation ( NFF ) has fired Super Falcons head coach Edwin Okon. 



According to reports, he was fired following the Super Falcons poor performance at the just concluded FIFA Women's World cup in Canada after the team failed to make it out of the group stage. The team's assistant coach, Christopher Danjuma has been appointed acting coach.

Buhari inaugurates National Economic Council

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday inaugurated the National Economic Council.



The council which will be led by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has the 36 state governors and the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria as members.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Oxford dictionary adds twerk, presidentiable, FLOTUS, carnap to English lexicon

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED), on Thursday, added twerk, carnap, FLOTUS and scores of other new entries, including many introduced from Asia and from online slang, to its latest edition.


 OED Editor, Danica Salazar, said in London that the word twerk, a dance popularised by music stars and Internet memes, actually dated back about 200 years as a combination of twist and jerk first spelled as “twirk.’’

Nollywood Star, RMD Arrives New York To Star In New Movie (PHOTOS)

Nollywood legend Richard Mofe Damijo arrived in New York to play a lead role in a cross-over/international film production being produced by Pascal Atuma for Nollywood Producers Guild and African Pictures Inc. and directed by John Uche. 



The production also stars Annie Idibia, Pascal Atuma and many more.

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Meet the man who married a sex doll (PHOTOS)

Dirt and Jenny are like normal couple. The only thing that sets them apart is that jenny is a doll that Dirt bought for 6,000 Euros ($6,750). They have been living together in Dirk's flat for 4 years now, after dirk suffered a breakdown from feeling lonely.






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I have not resigned as FIFA President, says Blatter

FIFA President, Sepp Blatter today June 26th told Swiss newspaper, Blick, that he has not resigned as President of the world football body.

FIFA boss Sepp Blatter

"I have not resigned. Rather, I have made my mandate available at an extraordinary congress."he said
In early June, Blatter had said that he will be stepping down as FIFA president "I decided to stand again for election because I thought it was the best option.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Power supply to exceed 5,500MW by July

Power supply would exceed 5,500 Mega Watts in (MW) July, said the Chairman, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Dr. Sam Amadi on Thursday.


 According to him, there is improvement in gas supply to power, while transmission capacity has now increased to 5,500MW.

Samuel Eto’o set to join Antalyaspor

Cameroon striker,  Samuel Eto’o is on the verge of adding another country to his CV after undergoing a medical at Turkey side  Antalyaspor.



The newly-promoted Turkish Super League club confirmed via their Facebook page that the striker had arrived in Antalya.

Rep Members Fight Over Election Of Principal Officers (PHOTOS)

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The House of Representative members on Thursday fought over the election of principal officers.

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Buhari appoints Ahmed Idris as Accountant General

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Alhaji Ahmed Idris as the Accountant General of the Federation.


In a statement by Haruna Imrana, Director of Communications for the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Danladi Kifasi, Head of Service of the Federation who announced the appointment, said that the appointment is with effect from June 25, 2015.

Fire Guts Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw’s House

The Lekki home of  Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw in Lekki phase 1 area of Lagos caught fire today, Thursday.
Kate Henshaw


The fire started around 3pm as neighbours struggled to put out the fire.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Lagos state govt opposes Sexual Offences bill 2014

Lagos state government yesterday added it's voice to the growing opposition to the controversial Sexual Offences Bill 2014 now awaiting the assent of President Muhammadu Buhari.



The controversial bill is among the 46 bills hurriedly passed by the last Senate house and forwarded to the President for his assent.

Davido Shows Off Inside His Atlanta New Home (PHOTO)




On his instagram page with the picture he wrote "ATL Waddup! 1st day at my new crib. Prayed for days like this...now it's here!

Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao Top 2015 Forbes Highest Paid Athletes (+List)




According to Forbes, these are the 10 highest paid Athletes of 2015 (From June 2014 - to June 2015)
1. Floyd Mayweather - $300m
2. Manny Pacquiao - $160m

Kelvin Ogholi receives Queen Elizabeth's Young leaders award (PHOTOS)



Kelvin Ogholi received Queen Elizabeth's Young leaders awards.  He was one of the four Nigerian who attended the queens young leaders award which held on Monday June 22nd.
Kelvin runs an agriculture-based foundation.

Armed robbers invade two banks in Lagos, Carts away cash

Suspected armed robbers numbering about 10 on Wednesday invaded two major commercial banks at the Ogolonto area of Ikorodu, a Lagos suburb, carting away an undisclosed amount of money.


The hoodlums who were said to have packed their loots inside a Toyota Sienna vehicle they allegedly brought, according to eyewitnesses, overpowered policemen at the Ebute Ipakodo station located opposite the banks.

Boko Haram kill 40 in two Borno villages

Not fewer than  40 villagers were murdered  on Monday when Boko Haram terrorists attacked two villages of Borno state,  witnesses and security sources have said.


The two villages Debiro both share a geographical division between Hauwul Local Government and Biu Local government areas both in Borno state came under spate attacks on Monday and Tuesday.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Saraki appoints Galaudu, Olaniyonu as aides

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, yesterday approved the appointment of Senator Isa Galaudu, who represented Kebbi North Senatorial District in the Seventh Senate as his Chief of Staff.



 He also announced the appointment of the immediate Commissioner for Information in Ogun State, Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu, as his Special Adviser on Media.

Jonathan Left $30 Billion In Nation’s Treasury, Says Ex-minister

Faults Buhari's claim of empty treasury


Immediate past Minister and Deputy Chairman of the National Planning Commission (NPC), Dr. Abubakar Olanrewaju Sulaiman, yesterday said ex-President Goodluck Jonathan left $30billion in the nation’s treasury contrary to the claim of President Muhammadu Buhari.



 He said the amount left was apart from the US$2 billion in the Excess Crude Account as at May 29,
 He said the amount would have been higher if not for the governors’ insistence on sharing the fund.

‎Police deploys 158 vehicles nationwide to replace military checkpoints

Following the recent order by President, Muhammadu Buhari for the immediate removal of military checkpoints across the country, the Inspector General of Police has said he will deploy 158 patrol vehicles to fill the vacuum that the military checkpoints removal will create.



He however noted that he would need the collaboration of community members to fill the vacuum because his officers are not enough. 

US, other International Communities to assist Nigeria recover stolen funds, says Buhari

 President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said that his administration has received firm assurances of cooperation from the United States and other countries on the recovery and repatriation of funds stolen from Nigeria.



 He made the remark while speaking at an audience with members of the Northern Traditional Rulers Council led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, at the State House, Abuja.

Buhari To Governors: Days Of Impunity, Reckless Management Of National Resources Over

President Buhari Tuesday in Abuja assured State Governors that the days of impunity, lack of accountability, and fiscal recklessness in the management of national resources are over in Nigeria.



Speaking at a meeting with the Governors in the Presidential Villa, President Buhari also vowed that funds stolen by government officials who abused their offices in the recent past will be recovered and systemic leakages stopped.

Monday, 22 June 2015

President Buhari First Day In Office (PHOTOS)

President Muhammadu Buhari resumes to office on Monday

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PHOTOS: Osinbajo First Day In office

VICE PRESIDENT YEMI OSINBAJO SPEAKING TO STATE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS AS  HE ASSUMES OFFICE AT THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA IN ABUJA ON MONDAY

VICE PRESIDENT YEMI OSINBAJO GOING THROUGH  FILES AS HE ASSUMES OFFICE  AT THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA IN ABUJA ON MONDAY

Twin Explosions kill 15 In Maiduguri

No fewer than 15 people have been confirmed dead following twin explosions that rocked Baga road in Maiduguri, Borno state today, Monday June 22nd. 



The bomb attacks were carried out by two female suicide bombers. One of the female suicide bombers blew herself up around the Baga market area while the second one detonated the bomb strapped on her inside the market. Most of the victims killed were women and children.

I Met Empty Treasury, Debts Running Into Millions Of Dollars- Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday disclosed that he met virtually an empty national treasury on assumption in office on May 29.


Apart from millions of dollars debts the country is owing, the President said it was a national disgrace that state and federal workers in the country are being owed backlog of salaries.

Court Sentenced Fraudster To Three Years Imprisonment For N27million Scam

Justice Lawal Akapo of the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja on Monday June 22, 2015, convicted and sentenced one Emmanuel Osita (a.k.a Chuks) to three years imprisonment on a two count charge of obtaining money by false pretence. The convict was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, sequel to a petition from a legal practitioner on behalf of one Mrs. Veronica Okonkwo, an eighty-one (81) year-old woman who was the victim.




The convicts while operating as a commercial tri-cyclist conspired with other persons who are still at large and falsely represented to the victim that they had the capacity to produce local and foreign currencies from pieces of papers by dipping them into mercury.

Buhari Orders Removal Of Military Checkpoints Nationwide

President Buhari has ordered the dismantling of military checkpoints nationwide. 



The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Aliyu Ismaila, made this known to State House correspondents after a meeting President Buhari had with Service Chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja earlier today.

White House Missing Chef found dead

Former White House Chef, 61-year-old Walter Scheib, who went missing on June 13th after going hiking alone in the New Mexico mountain. Searchers today found his body on a hiking trail in mountains in the Taos area, the New Mexico State Police said.

His cause of death has not been released. More details will be released later.

Second Lekki-Epe Expressway: Ambode Declares Toll-free

The Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has assured residents that tolls will not be collected at the second toll point on the Lekki- Epe Expressway.




Ambode made the remark at an interactive session with journalists at the Banquet Hall of the Lagos House, Ikeja, a statement said on Sunday.

The governor, in the statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna, said his concern was ensuring the completion of the road.

Buhari Finally Resumes In Aso Villa

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday finally resumed in his office inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja, for the first time since he was inaugurated on May 29.







Shortly after arriving his office, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo joined him.

Graduates Entrepreneurship Recruitment at Dangote Group

The Dangote Group is a diversified and fully integrated conglomerate with interests across a range of sectors in Nigeria and Africa. Current interests include Cement, Sugar, Flour, Salt, Pasta, Beverages, Noodles, Poly Products, Transportation and real estate with new initiatives in the Oil and Gas, Telecommunication, Fertilizer and Steel sector of the economy.




Dangote Group, an equal opportunity employer with the recent planned induction of a large number of trucks and trailers into our currently expanding transport operations, seeks applications from suitable candidates from across the country who are intelligent, self-motivated and responsible staff:

Friday, 19 June 2015

Kiss Daniel "Laye" New Video


In quick succession to his debut hit "Woju" single, the Nigerian RnB sensation singer came up with a new audio and video, "Laye", a flirty love song with a classy taste of location plus simplicity tailored to perfection.

Most Handsome: Who Will You Give It To? Kiss Daniel Vs Korede Bello


 

 The truth is that this two Nigeria Stars are cute. Some of their fans, especially ladies call them handsome Korede and Handsome Kiss Daniel.
In your own opinion who is the most handsome among this two fast rising superstars?

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MTN signs Cobhams Asuquo as brand ambassador

As part of its commitment to enhancing the lives of Nigerian musicians by providing platforms through which they can get lucrative value for their intellectual properties, MTN Nigeria has concluded plans to boost the financial fortune of its brand ambassadors with several millions of naira in the next one year.






A statement issued by the telecommunications company noted that the General Manager, Consumer Marketing, MTN, Richard Iweanoge, made known on this Thursday while unveiling Cobhams Asuquo, as the latest addition to MTN’s list of brand ambassadors.

Saraki in closed-door meeting with Obasanjo

Senate President Bukola Saraki is in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, holding a closed-door meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

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Also in the entourage of the Senate President on the early Friday visit are Senators Andy Uba, Danjuma Goje, Ahmed Yerima, Tayo Alasoadura and a former National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

New National Assemble Members To Recieve N9billion As Wardrobe Allowance

The newly sworn in 8th National Assembly have been accused of being allegedly entitled to the sum of N9billion as wardrobe allowance as from next week.

Considering the fact that the said N9billion would not cover for other allowances such as housing, furniture and vehicle, which are the lawmakers entitlements, Nigerians have taken to the social media to express their displease.

Similarly, management of the National Assembly is reportedly currently allocating offices to the 469 federal lawmakers in both chambers of the NASS ahead of their resumption on June 23 from the two-week recess that they embarked.

Out of the said N9billion wardrobe allowance, each of the 360 lawmakers at the House of Representatives is expected to smile home with about N17.5 million while the 109 senators would have a share of N21.5 million each.

Meanwhile, the new senate president, Senator Bukola Saraki in a different report on Tuesday, promised that the 8th Senate will work to prevent revenue leakages in the country.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Olamide "Melo Melo" new video


YBNL star Olamide, hit the waves with yet another single "Melo Melo". The song is quite different from his usual rap music.

It is a love song about being happy and content in love.

What did you thing about this is new style?

UNBELIEVABLE: See what an aunt did to her 9yr old nephew for eating at a party

Mrs Ronke Olayinka has been arrested for inflicting terrible injuries on her 9 year old nephew named Abdullahi Taoreed .



 According to New Telegraph, the woman inflicted blade cuts on the boy for eating at a party on June 7th. The boy's parents are dead.

On the day of the incident Abdullahi said he went to the house opposite theirs at Pipeline Street in Oke-Odo area of Lagos to serve food and also to eat since there was no food in their house.

Super Falcon's Ugo Njoku receives three games ban for pushing Australian footballer during match

Nigeria's Super Falcon's football player Ugo Njoku has been handed three games ban and fined for shoving Australian female footballer, Samantha Kerr during their game in Manitoba Canada last Friday June 14th.



  Australia won the match 2-0

Speaker, Dogara's thanksgiving, attributes victory to God (PHOTO)

The speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara had a thanksgiving service at the Living Faith Church Goshen City, Karu, Nasarawa State yesterday June 14th to appreciate God for his emergence as the new Speaker.





Hon Dogara attributed his victory at the assembly election to God and the teachings of the church which he started attending since 1988.

Twin bomb explosions kill 9 in Potiskum Yobe

The Police in Yobe, on Monday confirmed the death of nine persons in twin bomb explosions which rocked Potiskum, the commercial nerve center of the State.




Mr Toyin Gbadegeshin, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in Yobe, confirmed the explosions to NAN in Potiskum.

Gbadegeshin said one of the bombers targeted the vigilante office, killing seven persons, while two others died in the second explosion which occurred at Dorowa Ward in the town.

Janet Jackson Announces Unbreakable World Tour

America Super Star, Janet Jackson  this morning announced that her upcoming world tour is now a reality.



The first leg, according to the press release, will be a 36-date tour throughout the U.S. and Canada starting Aug. 31 in Vancouver, BC.  The Shows are lined up in Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, San Diego, San Francisco and more.  The Grammy Award winner is co-producing all dates via Miss Jackson’s Rhythm Nation.

Don’t pay any money to see the President - First Lady

Aisha Buhari, the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, has warned influence peddlers never to collect money from people who want to see her husband.


She spoke on Saturday night during “an appreciation dinner at the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, in honour of All Progressives Congress (APC) women and youths who played a major role in President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in the March 28 election.

Passenger caught stealing on Lagos-Abuja flight

A passenger, Mr. Ovuironye Mathew Dennis, travelling onboard a 6.45am Aero flight today Monday was caught while stealing about N350, 000 from a luggage belonging to an Austrian, Novotny Anton, another passenger on the flight.

Dennis after he was caught on Monday. Photo: Adedeji Ademigbuji



Dennis,  31 with 1.65 height as captured in his temporary driver’s licence and seating on flight seat No. 23C  was spotted by a member of the airline’s cabin crew when he removed the Austrian’s bag from the cockpit as if he was changing his seat.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Omisore calls on Gov. Aregbesola to resign

People's Democratic Party's governorship candidate in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, called on Mr. Rauf Aregbesola to resign from his position as governor.



He should allow people with goodwill to run the government because under his watch, the state is on "life support."

Speaking with newsmen at the Peoples Democratic Party's state secretariat in Osogbo on Sunday, Omisore said for Aregbesola to have admitted that the issue of Osun was beyond his capacity, he expected him to have communicated the state House of Assembly and honourably vacate the seat of governor.