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Saturday, 17 January 2015

2 RAMS ARRESTED FOR ATTACKING WOMAN IN EKITI STATE


A 65 years old woman popularly called ‘Iya Oyo’ has been hospitalized having been attacked by two rams in Ado Ekiti, a development that led to the arrest of the rams by the police.The strange rams are said to be owned by a manager of a filling station at Okesa area of the state capital.

LOLA RAE SPEAKS ABOUT TIWA SAVAGE'S PREGNANCY



UK-based Nigerian singer, Lola Rae when asked in a recent interview with NET if Tiwa Savage’s pregnancy gives a window of opportunity for fast rising female acts to take the shine, Lola Rae said:
‘Well, I’m really really happy for her, I congratulate her because it’s an amazing thing, I don’t think it necessarily creates a vacuum, because at the end of the day, Beyonce was pregnant and still she came back and she was on top, I just feel everybody should continue at their work rate and if God blesses us as much as he has blessed Tiwa, we’ll all be smiling together, I don’t think it’s a vacuum, I think it’s a blessing.’... 

BREAKING NEWS: OMAWUMI WEDS BABY DADDY


Popular musician Omawumi has finally tied the knots with the father of her three year old daughter. Omawumi and her baby daddy Tosin Yusuf tied the knots yesterday at the Ikoyi registry in a very low key and with few friends in attendance. Reports also have it that Omawumi is expecting baby number two. 

BOKO HARAM EVADES KAYAMULA VILLAGE NEAR MAIDUGURI


In less than 24 hours after President Goodluck Jonathan's visit to Maiduguri, Bornu State, boko haram militants evaded Kayamula village near Maiduguri, killing several villagers and burnt down many homes as well as shops. Some residents, that fled the scene of the attack, said they received  advance notice that Boko Haram militants were headed to the village and passed the information to the army but nothing was done to protect the village.

I DON'T TRUST POLITICIANS- SAYS PASTOR ADEBOYE


The general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor E.A. Adeboye spoke in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, during a two-day interdenominational prayer. He said;
I don’t trust politicians. Politicians are liars. They don’t fulfil most of their promises. A politician can tell you that they will give all of you (students) chicken each, which we all know it is impossible. God is a master planner who has already planned the leadership development of Nigeria. God has already planned who will be the President of Nigeria. God has already planned that before we were born. God is not like human beings who doubt what is to be done. He has plan for everything.

Friday, 16 January 2015

LAGOS GUBERNATORIAL DEBATE: JIMI AGBAJE VS AKINWUNMI AMBODE.....The Dramas You Missed


The 2015 Lagos State Gubernatorial debate held yesterday at Archbishop Vining Memorial Church Cathedral, Oba Akinjobi Way, GRA in Ikeja, with 17 governorship candidates of various parties in attendance.

The debate which was organised by the Anglican Communion, Diocese of Lagos West in collaboration with the Diocese of Badagry and Mainland witnessed a lot of dramas as some candidates mounted the podium telling attentive listeners how they were unprepared for the debate because they were informed late.

REPORTS ON PRESIDENT JONATHAN'S VISIT TO MAIDUGURI


Below is the State House reports on President Jonathan's visit to Maiduguri for the Nigeria’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day.

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan undertook a surprise visit to Maiduguri Thursday on the occasion of Nigeria’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day to meet with officers and men of the Armed Forces currently in the frontline of the war against terrorism and insurgency in the country.

IDENTITY THIEVES AND THE 2015 ELECTION PEACE ACCORD-WOLE SOYINKA


IDENTITY THIEVES AND THE 2015 ELECTION PEACE ACCORD
It was with high expectations that I went gone through details of the Abuja peace accord recently agreed by the political party leaders, mandating decent and civilized campaign conduct among the contestants, their agents and supporters. I was not disappointed. It is a positive step in the direction of democracy, for which I must commend the efforts of those seasoned interventionists, Emeka Anyaoku and Kofi Annan. Adhered to with good will and sincerity, it should  ensure a wholesome space for future elections, and pre-empt further  violence. It might even come close to what the democratic ideal should be, as canvassed by others, including Governor Fashola a few years ago – a people’s fiests!

BIRD FLU IS BACK IN NIGERIA!!!


The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has announced new cases of Avian Influenza otherwise known as Bird flu in Nigeria. Avian influenza is an infectious disease affiliated to birds only.

In a statement released yesterday January 15th, the ministry said that there has been an increasing number of deaths of poultry animals in two poultry farms and live bird markets in Lagos and Kano.

FIRE CONSUMES MILLIONS OF PROPERTIES IN MARINA THIS MORNING


Another fire outbreak occured in Marina this morning. The fire was noticed around 4am in a building at Eko/Berlin Market, around CBN building. Shops and other buildings worth millions of naira have been consumed by fire, though the fire service are trying their best to put it out. More photos after the cut...

KELANI’S YEEPA ON TOUR OF LAGOS 57 LOCAL GOVERNMENTS


 The bond between the Lagos State Government and ace filmmaker, Tunde Kelani’s Mainframe Film and Television Productions gets stronger.  The award winning filmmaker’s filmed play; Yeepa has received the nod of the Executive Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency Babatunde Fashola  (SAN) to screen the satire free to all the 57 Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas in a mobile cinema show across the state.In  a letter addressed to all  the  Executive Secretaries of all the Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas, by the Permanent Secretary, Local Government Affairs and signed by a Director in the Ministry, G.O Onafeko, the mobile cinema show would commence on Monday, January 19 and runs till Tuesday, February, 2014.  

Thursday, 15 January 2015

NIGERIA 2015 ELECTION- FULL LIST OF PRSIDENTIAL, SENATORIAL AND HOUSE OF REPS CANDIDATES



Click on the link below to view the full lists of candidates for the February 14 general elections.



DIAMOND BANK PLC'S SALARY4LIFE: TRADER EMERGES SEVENTH WINNER


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Duru Chukwuebuka Francis, a building materials trader at the Eket Market, Akwa Ibom State, has won the star prize of “Salary4Life” at the just concluded DiamondXtra Season 7/DiamondWoman Special Draws organized by Diamond Bank Plc at its head office in Lekki, Lagos.
The Salary4Life entitles the winner to a monthly payment of N100,000.00, by the Bank, for the next twenty years; for emerging the star prize winner, Duru will receive his monthly payments from Diamond Bank till 2034.

IGP ORDERS STERN MEASURES ON SECURITY OF ARMS AND AMMUNITION ON HOLD TO THE POLICE


The Inspector General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, CFR, NPM, NPOM, mni has ordered the Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police and Commissioners of Police at State Commands to take stern measures at securing arms and ammunition on hold to the Police at various departments and stations. This becomes imperative in a bid to ward off any likely or possible attempt by hoodlums or men of the

TIEMS WEST AFRICA CAUTIONS AGAINST ELECTION VIOLENCE


The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS) West Africa Chapter has called upon Nigerians especially politicians to remember that public offices are mere avenues to serve and so, there should not be desperation to attain them.

Chairman of the Chapter, AVM Muhammed Audu-Bida who stated this at the meeting of the Chapter in Abuja expressed delight at the recent signing of “Abuja 2015 Election Accord by all the 14 Presidential candidates in the February 14 presidential election in Nigeria.”

BIU UPDATE: 78 TERRORISTS PERISH IN BIU

The number of Boko Haram terrorists who perished in their ill-fated attempt to capture a military base in Biu, Borno State has been put at 78.

It would be recalled that in the early hours of Wednesday, hundreds of terrorists, including foreign nationals were repelled in a determined effort by Nigerian troops from expanding their operational bases and capturing weapons.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NIGER STATE STUDENTS [NANISS] SUSPENDS PRESIDENT, SECRETARY-GENERAL AND FINANCIAL SECRETARY; APPOINTS ACTING PRESIDENT & SECRETARY GENERAL.


The National Association of Niger State Students [NANISS], the umbrella body comprising of millions of Niger state students, a movement of students with patriotic zeal burning in their hearts, committed to finding a true Nigerian ideal and serving as a crusader for the restructuring and rebirth of the Niger state and Nigeria at large, has suspended Shehu Mohammed Chata, the National President; Abubakar S Abdullahi, the National Secretary-General and Yusuf Mohammed, the National Financial Secretary on the 14th day of January, 2015 by the legislative arm, Students' Representative Assembly.

INEC RELEASE EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS OF 2015 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES AND RUNNING MATES.

The educational qualifications of the 14 presidential candidates and running mates for 2015 general elections have been released by INEC. Some of them have SSCE......see for yourself.

UDUAGHAN MOURNS PASSAGE OF OLEJEME'S FATHER, PA DIUNOR


The Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has expressed sadness over the passage of Pa Phillip Diunor.
Pa Phillip Diunor, 84, father of the Chairman of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, Dr. Ngozi Olejeme, died in Asaba on Monday.
Uduaghan, in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Sunny Ogefere, described the death

TRANSPORT OPERATORS DECLARE SUPPORT FOR AMBODE, OTHER APC CANDIDATES


All the registered unions in the transportation sector in Lagos State on Tuesday expressed support for a continuity of the lofty programmes of the Babatunde Fashola led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration just as the Governor formally handed over the Governorship candidate of the APC, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode to the unions and associations in the sector.

LOVE SCAM: EFCC RECOVERS $2000 FOR AMERICAN VICTIM


Relief came for one Margaret Sanders, an American based in Sherman, Texas, as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, successfully recovered the sum of $2000.00 (two thousand USD) which she had lost to a suspected Nigerian fraudster, Benjamin Akugbe, in a romance scam.

N500M EFCC LOOT: YOU ARE A LIAR, AJIMOBI TELLS LADOJA



OYO State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has described former governor of the state, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, as a serial liar for denying the fact that he refunded N500million looted money into the state government’s coffer.

Speaking through the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Olalekan Alli, the governor insisted that Ladoja indeed returned the said amount, as well as vehicles he procured from the sleaze, through the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

OBY EZEKWESILI AND CHRIS OLUKOLADE EXCHANGE WORDS ON TWITTER



The vice-president of world bank Africa's region, Oby Ezekwesili and the director of Nigerian defence had a brief quarrel on twitter concerning the BIU attack. More tweets below;

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

RAPPER 2-SHOTZ RECONCILES WITH NIGERIAN POLICE AFTER UNLAWFUL DETENTION

Few days ago, 2-Shotz shared his experience with Nigerians on how he was detained unlawfully and illegally by the Nigerian Police at Lamgbasa station Ajah. Read HERE

But he has been called by the Police force for reconciliation. Read below

FORMER BAYELSA GOVERNOR DENOUNCES PRESIDENT JONATHAN AS HIS BROTHER


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The Former Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva, has publicly denounced President Goodluck Jonathan as his brother .He said this was because the President not only failed to develop the Niger Delta region,but denied him all the love, care and protection expected from a brother.

Sylva had while campaigning for the presidential candidate of his party, the All Progressive Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, at the Samson Siasia Stadium, Yenagoa, last week disowned the President before a crowd of people from the state. He said,

INEC RELEASE NAMES OF 2015 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES AND RUNNING MATES

The independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released 14 names of presidential candidates and their running mates for the 2015 general elections. List below

PRESIDENT JONATHAN'S FULL SPEECH AT THE PDP PRESIDENTIAL RALLY IN OSOGBO

President Goodluck Jonathan who is seeking re-election in the February 14 presidential election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that he has done what he promised Nigerians four years ago, adding that he deserves to be re-elected.

President Jonathan who spoke in Osogbo, Osun State capital yesterday in continuation of his campaign noted that

PICTURES; PRESIDENT JONATHAN AND BUHARI HUGGING EACH OTHER AT A SEMINAR IN ABUJA

President Jonathan and General Buhari were all smiles at the 2015 Elections Sensitization Workshop on Non-Violence in Abuja this morning.  More pictures after the cut

A YOUNG AND PROMISING TALENT JUMPS ON THE SCENE FROM ILORIN


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Adisa Jamiu is an upcoming artist from Kwara State. He developed hobby for music as a teenager while growing up in Ilorn. This prompted him to set up a mini-studio with the name DrumDealarz. Under DrumDealarz, he recorded lot of upcoming artists and worked on many radio jingles. He was one of the founding members of the Defunct NCS Clan in Ilorin.

JONATHAN IS THE CHANGE NIGERIA NEEDS-PDP INSISTS

The Peoples Democratic Party has said that no change could be better than the rapid change in all sectors which Nigeria has undergone in the last four years, declaring the continuity of President Goodluck Jonathan as the real change the nation needs.

A statement by the national Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh , Tuesday said no administration in the history of Nigeria has turned in high flying, all sector delivery in its first four years as President Jonathan, saying that in adopting change as its slogan, the APC has shown it is out of tune with reality as change has since begun under the present administration .

PHOTOS: DELTA PDP FLAGS-OFF CAMPAIGNS IN OGHARA

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 From left; Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State, his Deputy, Prof. Amos Utuama and the Delta Stae People’s Democratic Party Governorship Flag bearer, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa during the State PDP campaign flag-off in Oghara, Delta State. 

UGUAGHAN EXPRESSES CONFIDENCE IN WINNING STREAK OF PDP, PARTY FLAGS OFF CAMPAIGN IN DELTA


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) formally kicked off its campaign in Delta State yesterday with Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan expressing confidence that the party will emerge victorious in all the elections.

Flags were presented to the senatorial candidates, those for House of Representatives, including candidates for House of Assembly at the Oghara Township Stadium venue of the ceremony which was well attended.

Governor Uduaghan stated that the PDP has a history of victory in the state and its track record of project delivery in the state and the country has given the party campaign materials.

FASHOLA VISITS, COMMISERATES WITH VICTIMS OF BALOGUN MARKET FIRE DISASTER


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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN, Tuesday visited and commiserated with victims of the Balogun Market fire disaster in Central Lagos urging them to embrace the practice of insuring their investments and properties against such unforeseen incidents.
Addressing traders and newsmen after inspecting the ruins of goods and houses caused by the inferno which ravaged the Market on Monday, Governor Fashola, who stressed the value of insurance in business and daily life, said apart from taking simple safety measures like not storing inflammable materials in

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

PDP BOASTFULLY CHALLENGE BUHARI FOR HIS SCOOL CERTIFICATE


PDP has challenged the APC presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari, to flaunt his school certificate.
The party threw the challenge yesterday at the PDP presidential campaign rally organised for President Goodluck Jonathan in Ado-Ekiti.The Director General of the PDP Presidential Campiagn Organisation, Senator Ahmadu Ali, at the event said,

MUHAMMADU BUHARI PAYS OBASANJO A COURTESY VISIT



The APC Presidential flag bearer, Muhammadu Buhari today paid a courtesy visit to Olusegun Obasanjo at his Hilltop Residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State, alongside other party leaders. Obasanjo said to the group;
"I am a card carrying member of another party but what is paramount in Nigeria so I wish you the best"

ELECTION MAY NOT BE CONDUCTED IN SOME NORTHERN STATES- INEC CHAIRMAN


The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega made it known at a forum today in Abuja that some troubled northern states such as Borno, Yobe and Adamawa may not participate in the elections due to the emergency rule going on in the states.

"A place like Borno state, unless something is done about those that have been displaced, even the time of the governorship election may be very very difficult, if not impossible under the circumstances. We are been realistic. We must say that it may be impossible to do elections everywhere and in every local government in every constituency in those three states" he said at a forum in Abuja today.

EFCC PRESS RELEASE CONCERNING THE FORTHCOMING ELECTIONS


The Economic Financial Crimes Commission has released a statement warning politicians to desist from any criminal act during the election period. Below is the press release;

With the general elections fast approaching, politicians of all hue are traversing the country in desperate bid to woo the electorates for their votes. Such is the beauty of democracy which is founded on healthy contest with the electorate as the ultimate decider. Unfortunately, not all the actors in our nation’s political arena understand the rudiments of a free electoral contest.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Obasanjo, Adeboye, Oyedepo, Jonathan meet in Abeokuta


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and President Goodluck Jonathan met on Monday at Obasanjo’s mansion  on Presidential Hilltop Estate, Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.
Sources close to the Obasanjo home said the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye and founder of Winners’ Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, were at the meeting at the instance of the former President as one of conditions given by Obasanjo before any meeting with Jonathan could take place .

New Managing Director appointed for SPDC


   Mutiu Sunmonu retires after 36 years of service


A new Managing Director has been appointed for The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC). He is Osagie Okunbor, and takes over from Mutiu Sunmonu who is retiring after 36 years of service. Mr. Okunbor has also been named the Country Chair of Shell Companies in Nigeria, combining the two positions as his predecessor did. Mr. Okunbor is the third Nigerian to hold both posts.

IGP CONDEMNS IN STRONG TERMS PRE-ELECTION VIOLENCE IN PLATEAU AND RIVERS STATES



... Admonished party supporters to shun thurggery or face the full-wrath of the law.

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, CFR, NPOM, NPM, mni has condemned in strong term the two pre-election violence where campaign Vehicles, Buildings and

Lagos Businessman In EFCC Net Over N3.8bn Bank loan



A Lagos businessman who allegedly diverted N3.8billion loan secured from an old generation bank has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Samuel Joseph Managing Director of Vegefresh Company Limited, Rhema Doormart West Africa Limited, and Plywood and Chemicals Accessories was picked up this morning by operatives of the Commission in Lagos.

JIMI AGBAJE SPITS FIRE-"THE BUHARI OF 2015 IS A CAPTIVE"


The PDP Gubernatorial candidate of Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje has condemned the APC Presidential candidate, Muhammad Buh

"THE LORD SHOWED ME WHO WILL WIN THE ELECTIONS"- SAYS PASTOR ASHIMOLOWO


Matthew Ashimolowo the Senior Pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) in London in an interview with The Sun spoke about Gods revelation concerning 2015 presidential election.

We are in the New Year. Nigerians would like to know what God is saying to us as a country. Do you have a mes­sage for Nigerians?

BOMB EXPLODES IN APC SECRETARIAT IN RIVERS STATE



APC secretariat in Abam Ama in Okrika Local government area in Rivers state was bombed yesterday leaving three party members seriously injured. 

 The local government party chairman, Christian Asifamaka said the attack on the three storey building was carried out by the opposition party. Below are his words;

SEUN KUTI EXPLAINS WHY HE WOULD NOT VOTE FOR BUHARI


Son of late Fela Kuti, Seun Kuti has said he is voting for neither Buhari nor Jonathan in the upcoming elections, but most especially Buhari. He explained his reasons to Nigerian Tribune

FIRE OUTBREAK AT BALOGUN MARKET IN LAGOS ISLAND



Lives and properties are presently at risk as a result of a raging fire which gutted the multi-storey Euro-Asia Plaza in the popular Balogun Market on Lagos Island. The fire has reportedly consumed 4 buildings at the moment and is still raging on...

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Proprietor Of BIMS African Foods Peckham London, Bola Amole Is Dead


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Nigerian community in London was thrown into mourning today with story of the sudden death of Mrs Bola Amole, who is the proprietor of BIMS African Foods Limited based in London, United Kingdom and BIMS Afro Continental located in Lagos, was said to have been murdered under mysterious circumstances by assassins at her home in Nigeria. 

BUHARI CONDEMNS BURNING OF PDP'S CAMPAIGN BUS


The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari, has condemned the burning and destruction of the campaign buses of President Goodluck Jonathan, in Jos, Plateau.
Earlier today, violence erupted in Jos, as some youths burned vehicles belonging to the president’s campaign.
Buhari, who is in Anambra on his campaign tour, took to Twitter to denounce the violence, while also telling his supporters that “elections are not war”.
He tweeted:-

ANGRY YOUTHS SET ABLAZE PRESIDENT JONATHAN'S CAMPAIGN BUS IN JOS


Yesterday, buses belonging to president Jonathan's campaign team in Jos were vandalized and burnt by angry youths who were totally not in support of President Jonathan in Jos. The presidential spokesperson, Reuben Abati  has tweeted the president's stance on the unfortunate incident..(below)

Prophet G O Fakeye Is Dead


Special Apostle Prophet (Dr) Gabriel Olubunmi Fakeye, General Leader of the Cherubim and Seraphim Movement Church (Surulere) is dead