Wednesday, 24 May 2017

$9.6m: Court grants Ex-NNPC Boss, Andrew Yakubu Leave to travel Abroad for medicals

Justice A. R. Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Abuja has granted permission to former NNPC Boss, Andrew Yakubu to travel to the United Kingdom for medical check-up.

Ruling on the application brought by Yakubu’s counsel, Ahmed Raji, SAN, Justice Mohammed said, “since the prosecuting counsel is not opposing the defendant’s motion dated 23rd May, 2017 seeking leave to be granted to the defendant to travel to the United Kingdom to continue treatment, the application is granted.”

The judge also agreed with the prosecuting counsel, Prince Ben Ikani, that the passport of the defendant be released to his counsel in the interim adding that, “the leave is granted is for a period of three weeks commencing from May 25, 2017”.

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, to honor Rotimi Amaechi at the state's golden jubilee ceremony

Come Saturday May 27th, Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, will honor his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi, with one of the state's highest awards.

The awards ceremony is part of activities lined up to mark the state's golden jubilee. Governor Wike at the ceremony will honor Amaechi with the Grand Service Star of Rivers State.

At the ceremony, Wike will also be honoring past leaders of the state for their contributions towards the growth and development of the state. Former president Goodluck Jonathan and former military leader, Yakubu Gowon, would be be part of the honorees.

Obaseki becomes first patron of Benin Club

The management team of Benin Club, on Wednesday, commended Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state for his developmental strides and the steps taken to reposition the state for investments, while also appointing him as the first patron of the club.

This was at the Edo State Government House where Governor Obaseki said that his administration aimed to return the state to an enviable height in the country and open it for investments to improve the economic wellbeing of the state and her people.

Good News: D'banj and wife Didi Kilgrow are expecting their first child

According to a source close to the music star, D'banj and his wife Lineo Didi Kilgrow are expecting their first child. The beautiful couple got married in July 2016 in a secret ceremony both in Lagos and Abuja. D'banj is currently in the US where Lineo is said to be waiting to give birth. Happy for D'banj, Congrats to the couple

Osinbajo Again presides over Federal Executive Council meeting [photos]

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, today presided over the Federal Executive Council meeting which took place at the council chambers within the state house Abuja. More photos after the cut.

What do you think of Rihanna's New Look?

The 29-year-old singer stepped out in New York City on Tuesday dressed in this oversized denim jacket and denim skirt. Ladies, over to you. What do you think?

Edo Govt to leverage on UNIBEN’s Power Plant for Industrial Park

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has revealed that his administration would take advantage of the University of Benin’s Electricity Generating plant to drive an industrial park within Benin Technical College (BTC) in the state.

This was at the Edo State Government House in Benin, on Wednesday, where the management of the University paid him a courtesy visit.

Canadian investors partners Benin kingdom on agro-allied development

A group of Canadian investors have indicated interest to partner with the Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II to help develop an agro-allied industry which would create wealth, generate employment and reduce poverty in the kingdom.

The head of the Canadian group, and member of Canadian Parliament Hon Ramesh Sangha disclosed this during a courtesy visit to the Palace of the Oba of Benin yesterday.
Oba of Benin
Sangha said they were in Benin Kingdom to foster and promote global collaboration, especially in the areas of agriculture, Education, Youth unemployment, Health, Science and Technology and creation of wealth to reduce poverty.

Appeal Court Sack Edo Baptist Church Prelate

A Court of Appeal sitting in Benin City has overrule the judgment of the High Court of Justice affirming the election of Rev Osama Usuanlele as prelate of the United Baptist Church of Nigeria.

In the appeal by Rev Arnold Emwanta on behalf of the Executive Elders Committee United Baptist Mission, Benin, Elder Gabriel Obanor, Chairman, investigation committee and two others, the appellate court held that it found merit in the appeal and set aside the judgment of the lower court that granted the respondent’s claims.
Justice Baloukuromo Ugo who delivered the judgment yesterday noted that it was the lower court and the respondent and his counsel that read the Mission’s Constitution upside down in the sense that the Constitution is clear in section 29 (3) (b) and further reinforced in section 31 (1), to the effect that the minimum priesthood requirement to contesting the mission’s prelacy is 10 years post ordination experience.

People not assigned to talk on behalf of Moji Olaiya's burial committee should refrain from doing so - Yomi Fabiyi

Nollywood actor, Yomi Fabiyi is blowing hot this morning. Moments after he reacted to Yomi Fash Lanso's comments, he has now called out Funke Adeshiyan and Kayode Salako.

According to Fabiyi, 'the opinion expressed by Funke Adesiyan and Kayode Salako are entirely theirs as they do not speak for the committee'. 
Late Moji Olaiya and Yomi Fabiyi
The Committee wish to state that the opinion expressed by @funkeadesiyan and @kayodesalako are entirely theirs and we have reacted privately to them to convey our reservations. They are not speaking for us.

UK deports 35 Nigerians for immigration offences

35 Nigerians comprising 30 males and five females, were today deported by the government of the United Kingdom for committing immigration-related offences. The deported Nigerians arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA) Lagos in a chartered Titanic airways aircraft at about 5.50 a.m.

Recall that in March, the UK also deported 23 Nigerians for immigration related offences.

Wow: The First made-in-Nigeria phone, AfriOne Gravity Z1, is out [See specifications]

I really shouldn't be doing free advert for these guys... but hey we have a made in naija phone? This is great. 
The first made-in-Nigeria smartphone named AfriOne Gravity Z1 has been launched. The AfriOne Gravity Z1 has a 3000mAh battery capacity, its 16GB stock ROM and its 5.5-inch LCD IPS touchscreen are outstanding.
The phone’s key specifications are as follow;
AfriOne Gravity Z1 Key Specs

Too Bad: Blogger Arrested For Defrauding Uk-based Activist Of Millions In Lagos [photo]

A Nigerian blogger, Apeh Peterhot has been arrested by the Nigerian Police in Lagos.

The Benue born Blogger had allegedly opened a facebook pseudo account in the name of Queen Ann Ochoga and used it to defraud Mr. Philip Agbese, to the tune of N2.2m.

An innocent pregnant woman, Ann Johnson, was implicated in the said fraud, as the blogger cunningly used her bank account details, under the pretence that he had issues with his BVN.

Drama: Pastor Arrested with marijuana during church service

The congregation of House of Grace Ministries Service in Highfield, Zimbabwe were stunned on Sunday when police stormed the church during service to arrest their leader, Prophet Shame Hungwe who they caught with a sack full of marijuana.

According to iharare, a couple had surrendered the sack full of marijuana and bottles of broncleer cough syrup to the man of God following his prophecy into their lives.

After handing them over to the pastor, Police storm the church building and disrupted Prophet Hungwe’s service.

Buhari Attends Meetings, Works From London - Kachikwu

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, says that President Muhammadu Buhari is still working from London where he is currently receiving medical treatment.

Kachikwu, who put up a strong defence for Nigeria’s sick President during a BBC Hard Talk interview in London on Monday.
When asked about the state of health of the President as his latest medical vacation entered its second week, Kachikwu replied, “Yes, he is in London. He is undergoing hospital treatment, (but) I don’t know the details of that and I obviously wouldn’t know. But let me say this, he returned from his first trip in London, even though the doctors advised him to have some rest.

Ambode Receives World Boxing Champion, Holyfield [PHOTOS]

Lagos state Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has welcomed a 4-time world heavyweight champion, Evander Holyfield . The Governor held a short meeting with him at the State house in Alausa.

Governor Ambode posted a picture of the boxing legend and himself on his instagram page with the caption: ''Lagos welcomes a 4-time world heavy weight champion, Evander Holyfield. An icon. A champion. Our pride.''

APC takes over PDP office in Enugu

APC has taken over the office of the PDP in Enugu state, Punch reports. According to the report, the development followed the recent defection of a former Enugu state governor, Sullivan Chime, from the PDP to the APC. The building located at Chime lane, a street in the GRA part of the Enugu metropolis, had served as the secretariat of the PDP in Enugu state for several years before now. 
Accordingly, flags, posters, banners, billboards of the PDP, which hitherto adorned the building had been replaced with APC symbols. 

A PDP member in Enugu state, who pleaded anonymity, said the building actually belongs to Chime. 
He said:

Kebbi State House of Assembly orders arrest of ex-governor, Dakingari for allegedly inflating N6.4b contract to N18b

Lawmakers in Kebbi state house of assembly, yesterday, called for the arrest of former governor Usman Dakingari after he failed to appear before the house over allegations he inflated an airport contract.

The house had given Dakingari up till yesterday, May 23 to appear and explain his role in a N6.4 billion contract for an international airport, allegedly inflated to N18 billion.

During its sitting on Tuesday the Speaker of the House, Alhaji Samaila Abdulmumini Kamba informed members of the House that upon enquiry from the Clerk of the House he was told Dakingari was not in the premises of the assembly as expected to honour the House invitation.

David Mark mocks Gov. Ortom over his wheelbarrow distribution to youths in Benue (Video)

Former Senate president, David Mark, has condemned the governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom over his distribution of wheelbarrows to youths as part of his empowerment plans.

Mark, an Indigene of Benue state expressed his disapproval at the governor on Tuesday, May 23, at the Rivers state Government House during the commissioning of the remodeled Brick House, the former Government House in the state.
David Mark
He said:

“Whilst people are here commissioning roads, commissioning projects and all other development projects brought to Rivers state, in my home state (Benue), they are giving out wheelbarrows to empower people.

Obaseki commiserates with Channels, Onuekwusi family

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has grieved the death of Channels Television’s State House correspondent, Chukwuma Onuekwusi, saying that the media industry had lost a crucial soldier, whose reports, free of bias as they were, should serve as an example to other journalists.

The state governor noted that although he did not know the reporter personally, he was no stranger to his works, adding that his reports smacked of professionalism and that they connected the public with the country’s seat of power such that everyone was up-to-date on what was going on.

Lagos CEO 'Mr Stainless' Who Duped His Ex-Girlfriends and Others Arrested

I want to date a big boy, marry a big boy. Just don't allow greed control you! According to those who know him, he is Mr. Stainless, The CEO, but Olaogun Tunde is a complete fraud.

Everything about him is fraud. 34yrs old Olaogun, a microbiologist, a dismissed civil servant, was two weeks ago arrested by the officials of Rapid Response Squad.

The officers acted on phone report to RRS Control Room of a fraud by one Mr Kelvin Oyenuga over the supply of 25 units of HP laptop to the Lagos State Ministry of Works, Alausa, through Olaogun Tunde.

Young Nigeria girls pictured smoking weed at a hotel in Delta State [photos]

Sapele Oghenek Facebook page posted these of young girls pictured smoking weeds at Peemos Hotel yesterday. According to their report, the girls are deeply involved in lesbianism, drugs and violence. Read below.

Tinubu Released $30,000 (N11.4 million) to ferry Moji Olaiya’s corpse to Nigeria

An insider has revealed that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu released $30,000 (N11.4 million) towards the ferrying of the corpse of Moji Olaiya from Canada to Nigeria, and other expenses.

The APC national leader and pillar of democracy donated the sum on Monday, May 22, 2017, when he met with family members of the star actress, her daughter and burial committee members.

According to Encomium, one of them inadvertently mentioned the figure today.

Mugabe Appoints Daughter Into Censorship Board

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's only daughter, Bona Mugabe-Chikore, has been appointed to the country's censorship board.

Police spokesperson Charity Charamba will also serve on the 11-member board appointed by Home Affairs Minister Ignatious Chombo, along with representatives of church groups, the legal and accounting professions and traditional leaders, reports the BBC's Shingai Nyoka from the capital, Harare.

The state-owned Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation said the board would control and regulate the media and film industry, and focus on the "rampant abuse of social media while also taking into consideration that general elections are set for next year".

Ifeanyi Ubah’s diversion of N11b Petrol punishable by death – DSS

The Department of State Services has accused businessman and owner of Capital Oil & Gas Ltd., Ifeanyi Ubah, of diverting about 80 million litres of Premium Motor Spirit (commonly called petrol), kept in his custody by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.

The agency stated that Ubah shunned NNPC’s repeated demands for the product estimated to be worth N11bn in order to cause artificial scarcity of the product.

Ifeanyi Ubah
It stated that Ubah’s action could plunge Nigeria into widespread scarcity of PMS and economic chaos. According to DSS, the act amounted to economic sabotage punishable by death.

Seun Egbegbe welcomes baby girl with girlfriend (Photo)

Imprisoned movie Producer, Seun Egbegbe has welcomed a baby girl with his girlfriend, Onyenike. Pictured above is the adorable baby.

Happy new mum Oyenike took to Instagram to share the news and captioned the photo she shared;

“Alhamdulillah for our new born baby girl”.

Seun Egbegbe, her babydaddy, has spent more than 100 days in jail following his inability to meet his bail condition after he was arrested for defrauding some Bureau De Change operatives at Gbagada in Lagos on 24th of February.

Pope Francis Queries Melania On Trump's Eating Habit

Pope Francis queried First Lady Melania Trump about her husband’s eating habits during a Vatican audience on Wednesday, but it is unclear whether they discussed “pizza” or a similarly named Slovenian cake, “potica.”

“What do you give him to eat?” Francis asked Slovenia-born Melania via an interpreter, in comments captured on camera.

Oh Dear! Baby Is Born In Nigeria Without Anus in Delta State

A baby has been born without anus in Delta State to a new couple. The baby is currently been hospitalized at one of the hospitals in the state, but the mom, a first time mother is crying out for help. Hope they will be able to do something for this child! More photos below...

Couple who met on Twitter wed one week after meeting in person (Photos)

A couple who met on Twitter just got married few days after meeting for the first time. Khadijah and her Indian/Egyptian husband, Mohsin started dating after they met on Twitter 2 years ago.

They finally met in person last week and got married on Sunday, 21st May.  She shared beautiful photos from their marriage and wrote;

Check out the money rain at Cubana club owner’s baby dedication in Owerri

Owner of Club Opium, Cubana in Owerri, Imo state, Byke dedicated his son, Chukwuebuka on Sunday, 21st May, and the money rain during the dedication reception is amazing.

He shared photos of the money his son got and wrote; “Thank you all for yesterday… Donald must see all this when he gets of age, I must tell about everyone of you”.

More photos below….


"The attention of the Benin Traditional Council BTC has been drawn to a publication on the Art reviews page 36 of Vanguard of Monday May 15, 2017 captioned “ How the Oba of Benin banned my father from sculpturing.

"The story was credited to one Obasohan Osareti, a Painter and Sculpture whose workshop is located at Cane Village Maryland, Lagos. The event narrated by Osareti in that publication cannot be found in the history of Benin Kingdom.
 In his narrative, Osareti failed to mention the very Oba that took such action against his father. However, to put the record straight, in 1926 that he quoted, Oba Eweka II was the reigning Oba, and in the Eweka Court that serves as the secretariat of the Benin Traditional Council in the Oba Palace Benin City, there is no such evidence either in writing or otherwise to prove Osareti's claim.

Maleke Idowu, Ibinabo Fiberesima, Okon Lagos, dropping it Hot in PH {photo}

The Comedian shared the photo and captioned it; malekeidowu @ibinabofiberesima vs Maleke dropping it. PH on point... king______kay Makeke!!! Ogogoro master + lover of weed✌✌✌ ogogoro don peel ur lips finish lol 

Nigerian families rocked Aso ebi for their children’s graduation in the USA [photos]

Two Nigerian families rocked Aso ebi for their children’s graduation in the United States and they looked unique. The photos have since gone viral. Everybody from the celebrants down to the family babies wore the same uniform. See another photo below …

Bride-to-be and friends rock camouflage for her bridal shower

Bride-to-be, Dorothy Oputa and her friends all looked gallant as they rocked camouflage for her bridal shower. More photos below….

Proud Dad, Gives Daughter promised ring for graduation, Makes her promise to Replace it with Wedding Ring "Only" [photo]

A proud father has warmed the heart of many online users after he fulfilled his promise of a ring to his graduating daughter. In a daughter-father moment during graduation, Dionjhae Thomas, got a ring from her Dad who told her not to take it off till the right man comes, and replaces it with a wedding ring.

Here’s what Facebook user, Monique Stepter wrote;

2face Idibia is bringing Floyd Mayweather Jr to Nigeria in June [video]

Retired American boxer and president of The Money Gang (TMT), Floyd Mayweather Jr, has revealed that he will be visiting Nigeria on the 12th of June and will be staying in the country till 14th.

The undisputed champion made the disclosure through a video uploaded on the official Instagram page of 2face Idibia's Club Rumors. The video was captioned:' Floyd Mayweather, @floydmayweather TMT lifestyle world president, will visit Nigeria June 12|13|14 Exclusive to @clubrumorsvi and Zinni Media Group and @official2baba thanks for making this possible Watch the video after the cut..

Nigeria's Recession Continues - BBC reports

Figures released this morning confirm that Nigeria's economy is still in recession. The country's statistics office says that the economy contracted for the fifth quarter in a row at an annualised rate of 0.5%.

Capital Economics says that "while today’s figure was worse than most analysts had expected, it still
marked the best quarterly result since 2015".

It adds that the problems in the country's oil sector is at the heart of the recession and those issues now seem to be easing. Other sectors of the economy particularly manufacturing have improved. 
BBC report

#BBNaija: TBoss & Marvis share adorable photos

Big Brother Naija 2017 2nd runner up Tokunbo Idowu popularly known as TBoss shared these beautiful makeup photos with fellow ex housemate, Marvis.  Seems they caught up for a photoshoot. See more photos below…

‘If You like tweet to my ancestors..’ – Yung6ix blasts upcoming artiste begging for feature

KKTBM front-line rapper, Yung6ix, has blasted an upcoming artiste begging him for a feature…

The Twitter user used the re-tweeting aid method to get to the ‘For Example‘ crooner, with lots of celebrities helping him, but finally when it got to the rapper, here’s what he said..

Nigerian Immigration lists pregnancy as a disability for Job Seekers

According to the newspaper publication advertising job vacancies in the agency, interested applicants with disabilities such as pregnancy need not apply for their jobs.  Since when has pregnancy become a disability?

Funke Adesiyan slams 'artistes' who didn't help with the burial arrangements of late Moji Olaiya

  Actress, Funke Adesiyan did not spare any words this evening while calling out her industry colleagues who didn't extend a helping hand with the arrangements for the burial of late Moji Olaiya's. In a post on her IG page, which comes just few hours after fellow actor Yomi Fash-Lanso slammed the burial committee for being too entitled, she wrote;

"Life is funny. People are really not worth the trouble. The essence of being part of an association, group et al is so you can be there for one another in matters related to you all.

Pretty Nigerian lady returns N860,000 transferred to her account by mistake

Sure there are still good people in Nigeria. This pretty young lady, Zinny Adajiugo Ife Nkili took to her Facebook to share how she returned N860,000 mistakenly transferred to her account.

According to her, she received a credit alert of N860k, and after a while the person called her and was begging her to return the money that he did it in error. How many of people would dare to do this?
Continue to read her story below…

Tiwa Savage flaunts 'natural' hair in new photos

As the songstress shared via social media today... Fine woman.

Photos of the Pump Action rifles seized at Tin Can Island port

The Tincan Island Command earlier today intercepted a total of 440 pieces of assorted Pump Action Riffles. Speaking with journalists at the Enforcement section of the Unit, the Customs Area Controller, Bashar Yusuf said that the seizure was effected through intelligence which necessitated the segregation of the 1 x 20ft container to the Enforcement Unit for physical examination.

Another House of Reps member defects from PDP to APC

A member of the House of Representatives Adamu Kamale who represents Madagali/Michika federal constituency in Adamawa state, today defected from PDP to APC.
Kamale's defection was announced in a letter read by the Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara, on the floor of the house on Tuesday.

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