Sunday, 3 December 2017

"You are a Sad Irony of Your Father" - Gov. Obiano Blasts Emeka Ojukwu Jnr

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has described Ojukwu Jr. as ‘a sad irony’ of his father, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu.
He said this while debunking a claim that he pestered Emeka Ojukwu to return to the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.

The Libyan Slave Route and the Greed Factor - By Kayode Ogundamisi

I just glanced through a list of over 2380 Nigerians who have returned from the notorious Libyan slave camps on failed and suicidal trips to Europe. Not ONE name from areas affected by the deadly Nigerian Boko Haram war was on the list. All the names there are from the fairly stable Southern Nigeria. Is the South also undergoing insurgency? Aside the general state of insecurity, and the economic crisis that is also applicable to most countries, do we really have a full-blown war in Southern Nigeria?

'No Regrets Going Into Politics' - Yul Edochie

Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie has said he has no regrets taking a break from the movie industry to pursue his dreams of becoming a governor. In a recent chat with Inside Nollywood, the proud father of three who has returned to acting said he is happy he made an impact as a youth in politics.

Man Travels 1,100 Miles To Meet 80 -Year- Old Lover He Met On Facebook

On the Graham Norton Show on Friday, Stephen Fry talked about the internet and how excited he was upon its conception.

The comedian and author said he thought the World Wide Web would be a power for good, bridging divides and creating a global community, while helping to eradicate intolerance, ignorance, and hate.

“I didn’t beat my ex-wife, nor break my son’s knee” – Daddy Freeze reacts to Pastor Ashimolowo

A few days ago Senior Pastor of Kingsway Internatonal Christain Centre (KICC), Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo called out Daddy Freeze and accused him of beating up his wife and also broke his son’s knees, while preaching about.

How US Congressman Jefferson Was Jailed Over Bribe Saga In Nigeria

William Jefferson, the New Orleans, US congressman convicted in 2009 on bribery charges after he was famously caught with $90,000 cash stashed in his freezer, is now a free man.

A federal judge had reduced his 13-year sentence to the time he has already served: five years and five months.

The reduced sentence came on the joint recommendation of prosecutors and defence attorneys after a Supreme Court ruling in an unrelated case made it more difficult to convict public officials on bribery charges. Jefferson was freed from prison in October, when Judge T.S. Ellis III tossed out seven of his 10 conviction counts.

Sam Allardyce to study Everton squad options before making January plans

Sam Allardyce hopes he will get a chance to look at Everton’s entire squad before thinking about any January transfer plans.

Allardyce began his time in charge at Goodison Park on Saturday with a 2-0 win over Huddersfield and said afterwards he was keen to judge players not involved in that game as he weighs up a first chance to add to the squad next month.

Manchester United confirm deal for French youth Aliou Traore

Manchester United have confirmed the signing of youth player Aliou Traore.

ESPN reported in July that France under-17 midfielder Traore would join from Sarcelles and the club have now confirmed the deal.

“Acting Doesn’t Pay”- Actor Uti Nwachukwu

Model and Nollywood actor, Uti Nwachukwu, in a new interview has revealed that the acting profession does not pay that much and he’s not ready to pretend all is well.

In an interview with PUNCH, the handsome actor revealed why he hasn’t been acting.

He said;

US barred Buhari for 15 years over sharia — Atiku insists

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari was barred from the United States for 15 years due to his religious views.

Atiku was quoted as saying this during an interview with Dele Momodu, which was part of his weekly column titled, ‘Pendulum’, published in The Boss Magazine.

Ubi Franklin Speaks On Tekno, Sunday Are Fued, What Realy Happened

Sunday Are and Tekno had a feud in Dubai, you read it here yesterday when Mr Are spoke out. Today, Tekno's management headed by Ubi Franklin i also speaking out. But you know Ubi, he will never add fire. Here's what Ubi has to say;

“I was there. Tekno had an issue with Sunday Are and the atmosphere became really tense.

Model Chanel Iman and NFL player Sterling Shepard are engaged

Model Chanel Iman got engaged to NFL player Sterling Shepard of the NY Giants on her 27th birthday.

The model posted a photo of the 24 year old NFL player on one knee with the caption, “A night full of tears of happiness I’m beyond excited to spend the rest of my life with you @sterl_shep3 you are my soulmate, my best friend, my everything! Can’t wait to be your Mrs.”

Company exec mauled to death by shark as she went scuba diving

A Manhattan private equity director was killed by a shark while scuba diving off the coast of Costa Rica, authorities said.

Rohina Bhandari, 49, was identified by friends as the American tourist who was attacked by a tiger shark off of remote Isla del Coco Thursday.

Bhandari was hauled out of the water after sustaining severe bites to her legs, Costa Rica’s Environment Ministry said.

The Sarakis Prepare For The Wedding Of The Year

After an engagement ceremony that had everybody that matters in Nigeria and which shook Lagos to the beams, Senate President Bukola Saraki and his wife, Toyin, are set to host the world again.

This time, it is the white wedding proper between their beautiful daughter, Tosin and her beau, Olatunde Olukoya. Venue is Abuja where Bukola holds sway, superintending over the National Assembly. And he has been quoted as saying what happened in Lagos few weeks back was just a teaser to what is in the offing in Abuja.

How I started making money – Atiku

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has for the first time, revealed how he started up his life towards greatness.

Atiku said he started business as a transporter as far back as 1971, while he was in the full employment of the Nigerian Customs Service, working at Idi-Iroko border.

Raped Libya returnees pregnant

Some of the female victims, who were recently evacuated from Libya, are said to be pregnant after being raped by their captors while in detention in Libya, just as some Nigerians still in Libya are said to have spurned efforts to bring them back to Nigeria.

A member of the Edo States Task Force on Libya Returnees, Comrade Solomon Okoduwa, informed Sunday Tribune at the weekend that the victims were subjected to dehumanising experience by their captors. He disclosed that about  560 Nigerians are expected to be repatriated into the country from Libya this week.

God Himself convinced me tithing was right – Adeboye speaks again

The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, has spoken again on the raging tithe controversy sparked by controversial On-Air-Personality, Daddy freeze.

This time he said God himself convinced him that tithing was right for Christians.

Gunmen Kill Cattle Dealer, 3 Others In Bayelsa

Unidentified gunmen on Saturday killed a prominent cattle dealer in Bayelsa, identified as Alhaji Jubril Abdukareem. He was killed along with three of his workers.

The slain cattle dealer was also the leader of the cattle dealers union known as Miyetti Allah in the cattle market in Bayelsa Palm area of Yenagoa , Bayelsa capital.

It was gathered that Abdukareem was killed along the Bayelsa Palm Road.

I Paid N.5million for the Journey from Benin to Slavery - Libyan Returnee Laments

Over 650 Libyan deportees returned to Edo State over the past three months and the tales of their sojourn in the North African country, where they had planned to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Italy, was heart-breaking. 168 of them returned to Benin-City on Wednesday while 108 arrived Friday; they were received by officials of Edo State Task Force Against Human Trafficking. Sunday Vanguard observed that some of the women were pregnant and emaciated just like the men who said they were used as slaves. Governor Godwin Obaseki had promised to train the returnees in skills as part of the efforts to reintegrate them into the society. Most of the deportees lamented that their sponsors promised to take them to Europe only to abandon them in Libya.

Why I Attacked Delta State Governor –Harrysong

Culled from Punch;

Singer Harrison Okiri, popularly known as Harrysong, has often been described as a nice guy by those who know him. Mostly in an upbeat and cheerful mood, Harrysong is one of those artistes who haven’t let fame get into their heads.

I Will Pay Workers’ Salaries, Pension Arrears Before 2018 – Gov. Bello

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State says he will pay all salary arrears of civil servants cleared and the pension arrears of retirees before the end of 2017.
Bello also said he would commence prompt payment of salaries of workers in the state public service from January 2018.

IGP, orders arrest of Lawyer for writing letter for client

A team of Police officers from the office of Inspector General of Police, IGP monitoring section arrested a Lagos Lawyer, Barrister Olufemi Ajiboso and detained him for two days for writing a letter on behalf of his client over a business transaction.

It was gathered that the armed police team who came from the Police Headquarters in Abuja to Lagos led by one Udofia Akpan and other officers were said to have come to recover debt owed by Ajiboso’s client. They stormed Ajiboso’s chambers at Agege area of Lagos and bundled him away in a Rambo-style to an undisclosed location, claiming that it was an order from the IGP.

IPMAN threatens to increase fuel price to N160

The Ore depot branch of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria has threatened to increase petrol price from the approved price of N145 to about N160 per litre.

The chairman of the branch, Shina Amoo, who said this in an interview with our correspondent in Ile Ife on Saturday, explained that marketers in some states in the South-West would not have to increase petrol price because Depot and Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria had increased the price of fuel sold to marketers by N16.

15 Killed, 53 Injured In Borno Suicide Attacks

The Police in Borno, yesterday, said 15 persons died when two suicide bombers attacked the Biu Market, in Biu Local Government Area of the state.

Mr Victor Isuku, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), made the confirmation in a statement issued in Maiduguri. Isuku said that 53 persons sustained injuries.

Kidnapped 84-yr-old ex-lawmaker killed after family paid ransom

84-year old Chief Abbot Ogbobula was abducted by a six-man gang of kidnappers on June 26, from his home at Ihuba village in Ahoada, Rivers State, has been killed.

The kidnapper demanded a N20 million ransom and were first given the sum of N200,000 then an additional N500,000 by the relatives of Chief Abbot, but they ended up killing him.