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Thursday, 9 July 2015

Video: Simi - Jamb question

Simi in her latest single, the very impressive ‘Jamb Question’. A video for the medley shot in Abeokuta by MEX.

The story-themed visual features the Nigerian songbird in a romantic ‘hot pursuit’ from popular Nigerian rapper Falz.

Israeli Jailed for 14 months over Madonna Hack

An Israeli man has been jailed for 14 months in Tel Aviv for hacking the computers of singers including Madonna.

Adi Lederman, 39, was arrested in January after an investigation assisted by the FBI.
Under a plea bargain, Mr Lederman confessed to computer trespassing, infringement of privacy and property rights.

Court grants Ohakim N270m bail for N270m fraud

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday granted a former Governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim, bail in the sum of N270m.
Ohakim, who is being prosecuted for N270m fraud allegedly perpetrated in 2008, is to produce a surety resident in Abuja to guarantee the bail.

Court nullifies Rivers LGA Elections

Justice Lambo Akambi of the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital has nullified the process which elected the Local Government Council chairmen in the state for flouting order of court.

 Akambi in his ruling on Thursday accused the Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi-led past government of the state of lawlessness, deliberate disobedience to the court and announced the setting aside of the May 23rd 2015 elections which produced them.

We Will Arrest Killer of Iyaloja of Ijebuland, Ogun Govt Assures Citizens

Deputy Governor Yetunde Onanuga on Thursday assured that the killers of the Iyaloja of Ijebuland, Alhaja Sadia Elewuju, would be hunted down and brought to book.

Mrs Onanuga who described the killing of Elewuju as shocking, said the administration in the state since inception, is committed to the protection of lives and properties.

SHOCKING: 11 fear dead in Ondo auto Crash

No fewer than 11 persons were Thursday evening feared dead, while eight persons sustained serious injuries in an auto crash along Ile-Ife/Ondo road.

Police sources said the accident was caused by reckless driving and over speeding by drivers of a Toyota camry car and a bus.

Buhari rejects N400 million armoured Mercedes Benz proposal

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected a proposal to purchase five new armoured Mercedes Benz S-600 (V222) cars for his use at a cost of about N400 million. 

 He was told of the proposal by the Permanent Secretary of the State House, Mr. Nebolisa Emodi at a briefing on Wednesday.

Insurgency worsened Since Buhari Inauguration – Ekweremadu

Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu has come out to that the activities of Boko Haram has worsened since the inauguration of the present administration of President Buhari.

He added that Boko haram was already being rolled out of Nigeria before the elections but surprisingly they have increased their attacks and spread to other parts of Nigeria.

4-Storey Building Under Construction Collapses In Lagos (PHOTOS)

A 4-storey building said to be under construction collapsed today afternoon in the Sabo area of Lagos.

As at the time of filing this report no lost of life has been recorded.
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Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Jonathan’s govt response to Chibok girls kidnap was unimpressive and unfortunate - Buhari

President Muhammed Buhari today while receiving members of the Bring Back Our Girls group at the state house said the response from the past administration immediately after the Chibok girls were kidnapped was very unimpressive and unfortunate.

He said it portrayed Nigeria in bad light in the international community.
We cannot rationalize the government’s incompetence in handling this issue,” he said.

BOKO HARAM: 160, 000 Nigerians take refuge in Niger, Chad and Cameroon - UNFPA

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has disclosed that about 160,000 Nigerians have fled the north eastern parts of the country seeking refuge in neighbouring Niger, Chad and Cameroon.

This is contained in a statement signed by Kori Habib, UNFPA Media Associate in Nigeria as part of activities to mark the 2015 World Population Day scheduled for July 11.

PHOTO: CHECK OUT Lupita Nyog'o Stuning outfit

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Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Buhari approves N400billion for State Workers Over Unpaid Salaries

President Buhari has endorsed a three-pronged relief package that will end the workers plight by ordering the sharing of about $2.1 billion (N413.7 billion) in fresh allocation between the states and the federal government.

The money is to be sourced, with presidential approval, from the recent Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) proceeds paid into the federation account.

Monday, 6 July 2015

Army Chief to Soldiers: Win Boko Haram to honor you dead colleagues

…frees 182 Boko Haram suspects
Army  Chief, Lt. Col. Kenneth Minimah has called on soldiers fighting the Boko Haram insurgency to win the war as a mark of honor for their colleagues who died in the course of the war.

 The Chief of Army Staff who was addressing soldiers at the graveyards of the fallen heroes of the ongoing war against the Boko Haram insurgents at the  wreath laying ceremony to mark   this year Army Day Celebration which was shifted to Maiduguri,  the theater  of war  of the Boko Haram counter-insurgency  war said; "The only way to honour our officers and men who lie ahead of me is to ensure that this war is won and I promise that we will win this war”.

PHOTOS: Disheartening Condition of Nigeria IDPs

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Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick have reportedly broken up

Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick have reportedly called it quits.

According to TMZ, Kourtney ended things with Disick—her boyfriend since 2006 and father of her three children—because of his partying.

Portugal Club Celebrates Late Rashidi Yekini

The Late Legendary prolific striker for the National team, Rashidi Yekini was celebrated in Portugal today, having played for VICTORIA SETUBA FOOTBALL CLUB. Thet legendary Striker died on May 4, 2012.

Yekini scored 37 goals as a Nigerian international, and represented the nation in five major tournaments, including two World Cups where he scored the country's first-ever goal in the competition. He was also named the African Footballer of the Year in 1993.

May his soul continue to Rest In Peace.

SO SAD! :Remains of the victims of yesterday's bomb blast in Jos

The corpses of some of the victims of the twin bomb blast in Jos, Plateau yesterday night.

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Police to quiz Deputy Senate President Ekweremadu over ‘forged’ Senate rules

The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, had summoned the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, over alleged forgery of the Senate Rules on election of its principal officers.

Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu

According to People Democratic Party (PDP) said Ekweremadu is expected to appear before a team of investigators at the Force Headquarters in Abuja on Monday (today).

How Police Arrested Ikorodu Bank Robbers

The Nigerian Police have arrested four members of the robbery gang which unleashed terror on two commercial banks in the Ipakodo, Ikorodu area of Lagos two weeks ago.

The suspected robbers were arrested from Okitipupa, Ondo State, and Ikorodu, Lagos State, while three Sport Utility Vehicles allegedly bought from the proceeds of the robbery were recovered.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

NFF sacks Stephen Keshi

The Nigerian Football Federation has sacked Stephen Keshi as the Head Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria. The termination of his appointment is contained in a statement released by NFF Executive Committee today Saturday July 4th.

The statement in part reads;

Friday, 3 July 2015

Boko Haram Slaughters 11 Runaway Members In Borno village

Some angry Boko Haram members allegedly sneaked into Miringa Village in Borno State and slaughtered at least 11 people for allegedly renouncing their membership of the sect, sources have said.

A member of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) disclosed this on Friday in Maiduguri.

PHOTO: Buhari, Saraki, Dogara meet at APC NEC Meeting

Speaker, House of Representative ,  Hon.  Yakubu Dogara, President Muhammadu Buhari (SPEAKING), Chairman All Progressive Congress (APC). Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and Senate President, Senator  Bukola Saraki  during the APC National Executive Council meeting at their National Headquarter wuse 11 in Abuja on Friday.

Ambode Approves Welfare Support For Abandoned Mother of Triple Twins

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday directed his deputy, Dr. Mrs. Oluranti Adebule to effect the immediate rehabilitation and provision of welfare assistance to Mrs. Ruth Uche, the mother of three set of twins whose husband absconded from their home in Agege, Lagos.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Buhari sacks SSS DG, appoints Lawal Musa Daura as new head

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Director General of the State Security Service, Ita Ekpenyong.

In his place, the President appointed Lawal Musa Daura as new head of the agency, which serves as Nigeria’s secret police.

Ojo Boat Mishap: Lagos Sympathises With Families of Victims

The Lagos State Government on Thursday commiserated with families of six pupils who drowned when a fibre boat conveying them to school was hit by a motorised boat within the Ebute Ojo waterways in Ojo Local Government area Wednesday. 

In a joint press briefing at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa, Managing Director of the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Mr. Yinka Marinho described the incident as unfortunate, saying that the incident occurred despite government’s increasing efforts to make the waterways safe for residents.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Agbaje's loses bid to challenge Ambode's victory

Jimi Agbaje, PDP governorship candidate in the last Lagos state governorship election has lost his bid to challenge Governor Akinwunmi Ambode's victory at the April 11th Governorship election.

The Lagos state election tribunal sitting in Ikeja today July 1st struck out his petition. Justice Muhammad Sirajo who led the three-man tribunal panel, upheld the preliminary objection raised by Chief Wole Olanipekun that the petition was incompetent.

Suicide bombers attack hospital as Osinbajo visits Borno

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo’s visit on Wednesday to Maiduguri, the capital of the troubled Borno State, was heralded by suicide bomb attacks.

Two suspected bombers blow selves up

The Punch can report that two suicide bombers (a male and a female) detonated bombs in Molai village few kilometres from scenes visited by Osinbajo, who was in the town to visit internally displaced persons (IDPs).

Buhari meets Gbajabiamila, other Reps

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday evening met behind closed-doors with some members of the House of Representatives.

The lawmakers were led to the meeting held inside the Conference Hall of the First Lady’s Office inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja by Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila.

Fani-Kayode changes name

Former Minster of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has changed his name following his discharge and acquittal of money laundering charges on Wednesday by a Federal High Court in Lagos.

Femi Fani-Kayode

Fani-Kayode, who read a prepared speech outside the courtroom shortly after Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia set him free, said his trial which began in 2008 had almost destroyed his life, his family and his reputation.

Rihanna Is First Artist to Surpass RIAA’s 100 Million Song Certifications Mark

Rihanna has surpassed more than 100 million gold and platinum song certifications, elevating her to No. 1 on RIAA's list of artists with most digital single awards and making her the first artist to surpass RIAA's 100 million cumulative singles award threshold.

Korede Bello, Reekado Banks, Di'Ja become Glo ambassadors

Mavin artists - Korede Bello, Reekado Banks and Di'Ja have been announced as Glo ambassadors.

The three young stars will be joining other superstars to flag the one of the biggest telecommunication brand in the country.