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Saturday, 27 December 2014

NSCDC PRESS RELEASE ON PREPARATION FOR 2015 ELECTION



2015 ELECTIONS: NSCDC DECLARES PREPAREDNESS 
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it has put in place every possible arrangement and logistic to ensure a hitchfree general elections come 2015. The Corps leader Dr. Ade Abolurin reiterated that the race to the helm of leadership is not a 'do or die' affair, therefore,he handed down warning to miscreants planning to cause commotion and confusion during the February 2015 elections to have a rethink as the Corps will not tolerate anyone aiming to truncate the electoral process.

WHY THERE MUST BE CHANGE OF NATIONAL GOVERNMENT IN 2015 –GOV. BABATUNDE FASHOLA AT YORUBA, ISLAND CLUBS’ XMAS EVE PARTY














· Campaigns for successor; says an alternative to APC Government in Lagos State is to experiment with life and future of Lagosians

· “Lagos is too important to Nigeria, to Africa, across the world, to be entrusted to those who want to experiment with it”, he says







Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN, Wednesday advanced reasons why change of leadership is expedient at the national level saying Nigeria is too important both globally and continentally to be left in the hands of those who play politics with the lives of her citizens.

Military Cautions Politicians Against Undermining Operations with Political Campaign




MILITARY CALL ON POLITICIANS TO REFRAIN FROM USING THE MEDIUM OF POLITICAL CAMPAIGN TO UNDERMINE ITS SYSTEM




In view of the series of insinuations, allegations and false claims being made by certain activists and politicians on the legal and disciplinary process in the Nigerian military, the Defence Headquarters finds it necessary to call on politicians to avoid using the forum or medium of their political campaigns to incite or endorse acts of indiscipline in the nation’s military establishments. This call has become necessary as the trend got to another level on Tuesday when a prominent politician declared that

Governor Of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose Deny Workers September Salary







Civil servants and teachers in Ekiti State agitating for the payment of their outstanding September salaries got a piece of bad news from the state chief executive on Friday. Governor Ayo Fayose told them to forget the payment of the salary at least for now.






The governor who disclosed his decision while featuring on his monthly media chat, “Meet Your Governor”, said

Rivers Govt. Denies Funding APC With State Money, Releases Details Of Concession Assets






The Rivers State Government has denied bankrolling the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, with proceeds from its privatised asset, dismissing an allegation the governor, Chibuike Amaechi, supervised illicit sales of government property and diversion of public funds.






The government said the claims made by Tonye Princewill, the Labour Party candidate for next year’s governorship election in the state, are “utter nonsense” and are ill- conceived to tarnish its image.

Emeka Ossai Counsels Colleagues On How To Access FG’s Grant

Nollywood Actor  Emeka Ossai, has urged his colleagues to structure their businesses properly to enable them access the Federal Government’s grant meant to boost the entertainment sector.

Ossai, who successfully fulfilled the requirements for the grant, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos that the process was very complex and competitive.

He said that it took him and others who received the first batch of the grant almost a year to satisfy the requirements.
“It was very thorough, it was highly competitive, we even had to go for a crash session at the Lagos Business School in order to understand how to process it. But basically what they were looking for is evidence to show that you are a practitioner, a responsible practitioner, both to the industry and to the government. You run your business well; your records are very well kept; there’s evidence that you are doing business and doing it rightly. And there’s an assurance that when you are given this money, you will utilise it well to do business and create employment and also satisfy other purposes for which government set up the grant. I will tell them to do business rightly and properly. Some of us that scaled through were lucky because from the beginning, we have been doing our business well. We did not begin to reorganise ourselves just because there was a grant to collect and we had some conditionalities to fulfill but rather, we had been doing our business properly. So when it was time for us to key in, it was rather easy, even though we still had to go for some lectures to understand some technical questions that were being asked by the panel. But I would say it’s a highly competitive one and anyone who scales through is a true business person.
NAN reports that the Federal Government had instituted the Project Act Nollywood, a N3 billion grant programme to encourage the Nigerian film industry.

The Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, recently revealed that N215 million had been disbursed to 26 beneficiaries for film projects

PCC Demands Expansion Of Lagos Airport

 The Chairman of the Ports Consultative Council, Chief Kunle Folarin, on Friday urged the Federal Government to expand the Lagos ports to accommodate more cargoes.

Kunle Folarin, who made the plea in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos, called for establishment of container berths and more stacking areas to accommodate the growing container trade.

He said that ports in the Lagos area – the Tin-Can Island port and the Apapa port – were overdue for expansion.

He described the Lagos ports corridors as ‘congested’, adding that 3km from the port corridor should be free of commercial activities. Folarin also advocated the introduction of Greenfield port development programme to service the industry.

Alao-Akala Appoints, Ex Commissioner As Campaign DG

The Former Gov and the Labour Party governorship candidate in Oyo State Adebayo Alao-Akala  has appointed Dr Kola Balogun as director-general of his campaign organisation.

A statement signed by Abraham Ojo, Alao-Akala’s media aide and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ogbomoso on Friday said;
Balogun, an Ibadan-politician, was chosen based on his loyalty, credibility and commitment to the aspirations of Alao-Akala

NAN reports that Balogun was former Gov. Alao-Akala’s Commissioner for Commerce and Industry.

Speaking with newsmen, Balogun said: “we have a good product in the person of Alao-Akala
“He is a sellable and preferred candidate whom the people of the state appreciated while in office.“

Desmond Elliott Is From Sierra Leone, He’s Not a Nigerian – Fan Accuses Nollywood Actor Of Lying For Political Ambition








Desmond Elliot is of the Oku tribe of Sierra Leone, he is not a Nigerian and that’s the reason the name Olusola suddenly surfaced from nowhere and started claiming to be Yoruba. The Oku tribes are the remnant of Yoruba migrants of Sierra Leone who today have reintegrated with the Sierra Leonean society and don’t regard themselves as Nigerians but accept they had their roots from Nigeria.

Friday, 26 December 2014

COSSY OJIAKOR REVEALS HER BOOBS IN CHRISTMAS PHOTOS

Still in the spirit of christmas celebration, Cossy shares sexy photos revealing her boobs as usual. More photos after the cut.

DESMOND ELLIOT AND WIFE CELEBRATE 11 YEARS IN MARRIAGE

Nollywood actor turn politician celebrates his 11th year in marriage with his beautiful wife, Victoria Elliot. The couple are blessed with four wonderful kids. Desmond shared the photo above with the caption;
Twas 11years ago i said i do to this beautiful princess from Akwa Ibom state....i will always love you babamai

Thursday, 25 December 2014

PROF WOLE SOYINKA AND OBASANJO EXCHANGE OFFENSIVE WORDS IN WRITING

Former Nigerian president, Olusegun  Obasanjo expressed his opinion about Prof Wole Soyinka in his autobiography titled  "My Watch".  In the book,Obasanjo wrote about the  noble Laureate
“For Wole, no one can be good, nor can anything be spot-on politically except that which emanates from him or is ordained by him.”“He is surely a better wine connoisseur and a more successful “aparo” (guinea fowl) hunter than a political critic, not to talk of what he would do as a politician,” adding “I take him seriously on almost all issues except on the political particularly Nigerian politics.
 Wole Soyinka then replied in a piece titled, ‘Watch And Pray, Watch And Prey’, Prof. Soyinka described Obasanjo as an expert in telling lies and a shameless man.

BLEAK XMAS:DIMEJI BANKOLE MOVEMENT URGES CALM AMONG OGUN CIVIL SERVANTS


With the failure of the Ogun State government to pay the salaries of civil servants therefore blighting their festive season, the Dimeji Bankole movement has empathised with civil servants in the state and implored them to be patient as this would be the last year ever they would suffer such forced hardship.

BREAKING NEWS!!! ESSENCE PART WAYS WITH KENNIS MUSIC


Nigerian multiple award winning soul singer Uwale Ukoro popularly known as Essence has finally parted ways with her long time record label, Kennis music.

 The gist was affirmed when the release of Essence's new musical video "GIVING IT ALL" had no imprint of Kennis music. The reason behind the break up is yet unknown, but we hope to hear from Essence soon.

CHINESE UNIVERSITY OPPOSE CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

A university in northwestern China has banned Christmas, calling it a "kitsch" foreign celebration unbefitting of the country's own traditions and making its students watch propaganda films instead, media said on Thursday.
The state-run Beijing News said that the Modern College of Northwest University, located in Xian, had strung up banners around the campus reading "Strive to be outstanding sons and daughters of China, oppose kitsch Western holidays" and "Resist the expansion of Western culture."
A student told the newspaper that they would be punished if they did not attend a mandatory three-hour screening of propaganda films, which other students said included one about Confucius, with teachers

MERRY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION FROM METRO NEWS

Glitter Bauble - Corporate Merry Christmas

Christmas time is a season of great joy. It is a time of remembering the past and hoping for the future. To all our esteemed readers and clients, may the glorious message of peace and love fill you with joy during this wonderful season. MERRY CHRISTMAS


Lagos Guber Race: Jimi Agbaje,Musiliu Obanikoro Unite.......Read What Agbaje Said

PRESS CONFERENCE: Address by Jimi Agbaje, Lagos State Governorship Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), at PDP’s Public Show of Unity at Eko Hotel, Lagos on December 24, 2014.

His Excellency, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Architect Namadi Sambo, GCON
Honourable Leaders of our Great Party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)
Great Members of Our Great Party
Leaders and Members from Ally Political Parties Here Present
Esteemed Ladies and Gentlemen of the Press
Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen:

MERRY XMAS METRONEWS READERS

CELEBRATE!

CHECK OUT CELEBRITY CHRISTMAS CARDS- FUNKE AKINDELE, JULIUS AGWU, MONALISA CHINDA AND OTHERS

Funk Akindele Xmas 1

In the spirit of christmas, Nigerian celebrities such as Funke Akindele, Desmond Elliot, Lola Omotayo, Daniella Okeke amongst others wish their fans a happy celebration with beautiful e-cards and lovely christmas messages. Check out the photos and pick your best.

READ PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN'S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE TO NIGERIANS


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.


To my mind, there can be no doubt that the greater internalization of the virtues of love for our fellowmen, tolerance, Godliness, honesty, fairness to others, selflessness, and peaceful co-existence with others, by all adult Nigerians, and the inculcation of the same in our youth, will definitely help our dear nation to overcome most of its present challenges.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

WIZKID AND DAVIDO ARE FRIENDS AGAIN

NET Exclusive: ‘Beef with Wizkid is now resolved’ – Davido



Its great news to know that the long existing rift between Wizkid and Davido has finally come to an end. It all started when playful pictures of Wizkid and Davido suddenly went viral on social media few weeks ago. In a recent interview, Davido affirmed that; 
It’s all good now, some rich men brought us together and it’s finally resolved. It’s officially resolved, no more drama.’ 
When asked who the rich people who got involved, he replied thus:
‘Some very powerful men, I can’t say their names, it was like a round table meeting and it’s all good now.’
Lets just keep our fingers crossed for a musical collaboration between them.

3, 000 APC Members defect to PDP in Lagos As Justice Group Members Quit APC


Over 3, 000 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC)  under the aegis of Justice Group Wednesday defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos.
The group was led by Chief David Abidakun, who explained that they are leaving the APC in Lagos and the south west.

In the Spirit of Christmas:Akinwunmi Ambode Visits Gbagada General Hospital

 L-R: Head of Physiotherapy and
 Director of the Welfare Committee, Mrs. Akinla, Head of
 Administration, Mr. O. R. Ajiboye, Head of Accounts, Mrs.
 Agoro, Deputy Chief Medical Director, Dr. Keshinro, All
 Progressive Congress Gubernatorial candidate in Lagos, Mr.
 Akinwunmi Ambode, Chief Medical Director, Dr. Idowu Adekunle
 Dauda, Assistant Apex/Chief Matron, Mrs. Oginni, Director of
 Clinical services, Dr. Babafemi, Head of the Catering
 services, Mrs. Adesulire, and Secretary of the Welfare
 Committee, Mr. Babatola during a Christmas visit by
 Akinwunmi Ambode to the Gbagada General
 Hospital.


As part of his activities for the festive season, Akinwunmi Ambode, the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progresive Congress (APC) paid a visit to the Gbagada General Hospital on December 24, 2014. He was received by the Chief Medical director of the hospital, Dr. Idowu Adekunle Dada, other Principal Officers and management staff of the hospital.

IGP CONDUCTS AERIAL SURVEILLANCE OF FCT, KADUNA-ABUJA-LOKOJA HIGHWAY

        Assures Nigerians of Safety and Security before, during and after Yuletide
The Inspector-General of Police IGP Suleiman Abba CFR, NPOM, NPM, mni has reassured Nigerians of round-the-clock safety and security before, during and after the Yuletide.
 

"I Criticised Jonathan Nothing Happened, I Criticised Buhari & I Get Death Threats "– Sheikh Gumi

I Criticised Jonathan Nothing Happened, I Criticised Buhari & I Get Death Threats – Sheikh Gumi

A prominent Nigerian Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi, said Tuesday he has been threatened for not supporting Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The Kaduna-based cleric raised the alarm on Tuesday in a Facebook post titled, “PDP v APC: It’s Not about Religion.”
He said his children have also been receiving calls from persons who use unknown telephone numbers to threaten them.
“People like me who had all along been critical about the government can longer speak or express personal opinion if it is not in support of Gen. Buhari,” said Shiekh Gumi.
Complete Message by Cleric Gumi, read below…

FASHOLA FLAGS OFF 2014 COUNTDOWN, ADVOCATES PARTICIPATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN LEADERSHIP, DECISION MAKING


         Urges Lagosians to vote for the Lagos APC flagbearer, Akin Ambode, for continuation of tradition of Excellence

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN, Monday evening flagged off the 2014 Countdown at the popular Lagos Bar Beach in Victoria Island advocating more participation of young people in leadership and decision-making as a means to fast track the development of the country.
Addressing the quality crowd comprising of representatives of sponsors, artistes and residents that witnessed the colourful yearly event, Governor Fashola said the sustenance and continued improvement in the standard of the ceremony by the Lagos State Signage and Advertising Agency (LASAA), an outfit run by young people, has shown what young people could do when given the chance and with the right government in place.

A suicide Bomber Captured in Gombe and Bomb-Making Experts Arrested in Kano

A suicide bomber who rammed into a military check point in Bajoga, Gombe State yesterday, 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.

MEET THE WORLD'S BENDIEST WOMAN, JULIA GUENTHEL

The 28-year-old - real name Julia Guenthel - has been contorting since she was just four years old.Casting shadows against the white back drop as she holds impossible positions in the dramatic shots Zlata looks a little like an abstract modern art statue.

28year old Julia Guenthel popularly known as Zlata is the worlds bendiest woman. She dropped incredible photos of her bending skills as her way of wishing her fans a happy Christmas. The bendy blonde has broken several world records for her flexibility, and demonstrates her stretchy skills in her annual calender.
More photos after the cut

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

PHOTOS- JOSEPH YOBO RELEASES FAMILY XMAS CARD


Nigerian footballer Joseph Yobo, his beautiful wife Adaeze and son Joey look amazing in their 2014 family xmas card. Click read more to view more photos.

AFRIMA 2014: Channel O Endorses Best R n B Song of the Year Category

Christmas: Police Assures Of Adequate Security Nationwide


AIGs, Command Commissioners of Police to optimize security apparatus
As IGP felicitates with Christians and his Police Officers
 
The Nigeria Police has put in place operational strategies to enhance security provision during this year’s Christmas holidays and beyond.

Nigeria Police Academy Begins Sale of Application Forms


This is to inform the general public that the sale of online application forms for admission into the 3rd Regular Course of Degree Programmes of the Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State, has commenced on 12th November, 2014 and will end on 31st March, 2015.

Otunba Samuel Mustapha unveils 360 Degree Arena to mark 60th birthday



Otunba Dr Samuel Mustapha is highly renowned for his entertainment feats in Nigeria’s showbiz industry especially taking into consideration his exploits in music promotions, movie production and global artiste management. His promotional resume shows a lot of top Nigerian artistes as beneficiaries of his largesse. After his sojourn in America, he decided to return home to what he calls ‘adding value to my Nigerian society’. Gathered that ‘Ramsalam’ as popularly called is set to unveil its multi million naira recreation center in commemoration of its 60th birthday.