Tuesday, 28 June 2016

‘I started sleeping with my daughter out of frustration’(Photo)

A 41-year-old man, Raymond Anyanwu, who reportedly raped and impregnated his 15 years old daughter, said that frustration led him into the act. Anyanwu, who committed the offence at Ajao Estate, Isolo, said:
“I started sleeping with my 15-year-old daughter sometime around January, after I lost my job. “I am a transporter, but I took to alcohol after I lost my job and could not meet up with my responsibilities as the head of the house.”

Vanguard gathered that Raymond Anyanwu sleeps with his daughter when his wife has gone to work. However, trouble started after the victim’s aunty suspected that she was pregnant. After carrying out a test at home, they discove-red she was pregnant. The victim, it was learned, revealed that her father was responsible for her pregnancy, and the mother decided to play it down as a family issue after her husband beat her up, warning her not to disclose the incident to anyone.

Vanguard learned that Lagos State Ministry of Youth and Social Development alerted the police and the suspect was arrested last Wednesday. Meanwhile, the victim’s mother had arranged for an abortion, which had been carried out before she was rescued and taken into protective custody by the Lagos State government. 

The case, which is currently being investigated at the Gender Unit of Lagos State Police Command, will be charged to Ikeja Magistrate’s Court today.

Toyin Aimakhu looks like a barbie in new photos

The actress visited Toyin Lawani's empire yesterday where she had a complete make over.
another picture below

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Juliet Ibrahim stuns in all white dress (photos)

The Ghanaian actress looked sensational in white as the host of Miss Nigeria Queen beauty pageant.She was styled by Jeremiah Ogbodo of Swanky Signature Styling.

Black Coffee beats Wizkid, Yemi Alade to win 2016 BET Best International Act,Africa

Black Coffee has won the Best International Act, Africa category at the 2016 BET Awards. 

The South African DJ and record producer beat competition from Wizkid, Yemi Alade, MzVee, AKA, Cassper Nyovest, Diamond Platnumz and Serge Beynaud at the presentation done ahead of the main event which will take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, on Sunday, June 26

Unbelivable-Joselyn Dumas shares photos of when she was 'fat'

The stunning Ghanaian actress shocked many when she shared photos of her way before she became the bombshell she is today .She wrote

She believed she could, so she did".Don't be ashamed to tell your story, it will inspire others"

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Benue woman beats husband to death for cheating on her

A lecturer in the Theatre Arts Department of the College of Education Oju in Benue State, Godwin Abuul, has been allegedly murdered by his wife for cheating on her. ‎It was gathered that Abuul, who went missing about two weeks ago in Gboko, was killed by his wife.
She allegedly dumped his remains in River Katsina/Ala.

According to Vanguard ,the deceased was declared missing in Gboko two weeks ago after returning from Oju where he lectured at the state owned College of Education.
Narrating the story, a family source said,

“Goddy used to lecture at the College of Education in Oju. He travels weekly from here in Gboko to Oju to lecture, after which he returns to Gboko to spend his weekend with his wife and two children.
“Unfortunately, two weeks ago he returned from Oju and said he was traveling to Katsina/Ala on a private visit, that was the last we heard of him.

“His disappearance was reported to the Police who since then have been combing the entire state in search of him.

“Luckily, just two days ago, the cloth he wore the last day we saw him was found with a young man, who was immediately arrested by the Police in Gboko.
“Upon interrogation, the young man confessed to the Police how the missing lecturer was allegedly killed by his wife in connivance with her siblings.
“His confession triggered the arrest of several persons including the wife of the deceased and mother of his two children and all those mentioned in the saga, by the Police in Gboko, though the matter has been transferred to the Command Headquarters in Makurdi for further investigations.”

Continuing, the source said,

“already his wife has confessed all she knew about the matter to the Police. We learnt that she alleged that her brothers beat her husband up because he was involved in extra marital affairs, but not with the intention to kill him.
“After killing him, they allegedly dumped his body in River Katsina/Ala and also went ahead to sell his Honda car to an innocent buyer for the sum of N650,000 and of that sum, the wife of the murdered lecturer was given the sum of N400, 000 as her share of the proceed.
“As I speak with you, the Police and local divers are still combing River Katsina/Ala to locate the remains of Goddy (the deceased) but we very much doubt if his remains would be seen, because the fishes must have feasted on it.”

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Assistant Superintendent, ASP, Moses Yamu who confirmed the incident said he was yet to get full details of the matter.
Yamu said, “yes I know of the matter but I’m yet to get the full details from the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, because the suspects are yet to arrive Makurdi. At this moment I cannot confirm that the wife of the deceased was behind his murder until the details are made available to me.”

Mercy Aigbe stunning in ankara jumpsuit

The actress who is in America for a fashion show looked beautiful in an Africa print jumpsuit. Slay!

Kylie Jenner and Tyga step out together for Kanye's Famous premiere(Photos)

Kylie Jenner appears to have confirmed she's reunited with Tyga as the couple looked cosy at the premiere of Kanye West's latest video premiere.
The duo, who split in May, were said to have been holding hands as they left the screening of the video which features hip-hop mogul Kanye and wife Kim apparently naked in bed, interviewing celebrities covered by sheets.

Friday, 24 June 2016

EFCC can prosecute Fayose as sitting governor – Falana

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has declared that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) can investigate and prosecute the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, even as a sitting governor.The human rights lawyer in a statement on Wednesday said Fayose could not rely on section 308 of the 1999 Constitution to escape criminal act.

He said the immunity clause did not come to play in criminal investigation of a sitting governor or a sitting president.
Falana added that in view of the fact that the effect of section 308 of the 1999 Constitution had been watered down, Fayose could not invoke the immunity clause to shield himself from investigation.”

“While not challenging the allegation by the EFCC that the sum of N1.3 billion has been traced to his personal account, Mr. Fayose has attempted to hide under the immunity clause to shield himself from investigation. Contrary to the governor’s claim he does not enjoy immunity from investigation with respect to his criminal involvement in treasonable conduct and corrupt practices.
“It is trite law that all the public officers protected by Section 308 of the Constitution can be investigated for corruption and other criminal offences.
“If he is indicted, Fayose ought to be prosecuted by the EFCC since the immunity of a governor is put in abeyance when the legitimacy of his election is in dispute. In his desperate bid to divert public attention from the ongoing investigation of the criminal diversion of public funds, Fayose has attempted to link me with his indictment by the Nigerian Army and the EFCC.
“Notwithstanding that the allegation is completely baseless, I fully support the investigations. I do not need to instigate the anti-graft agencies to enquire into the activities of a serial treasury looter.
“Having admitted his involvement in the coup which occurred in Ekiti State which culminated in his emergence as the Ekiti State governor, Fayose ought to be prosecuted for treason which arose from the electoral malfeasance,” he said.Falana added that “the senior lawyers who have questioned the freezing of Mr. Fayose’s account on the ground that the EFCC did not obtain a court order have not read section 28 of the EFCC Act which provides that

“where a person is arrested for an offence under this Act, the Commission shall immediately trace and attach all the assets and properties of the person acquired as a result of such economic or financial crime and shall thereafter cause to be obtained an interim attachment order from the Court”. The law permits the EFCC to freeze an account or attach a property of a criminal suspect and proceed thereafter to obtain an ex parte order from the appropriate court.
“I am not unaware that by the strict interpretation of section 308 of the Constitution no court process can be issued or served on a governor. But because immunity cannot be pleaded or invoked to cover electoral fraud, elected governors are served with court processes and dragged to court to respond to allegations of electoral malpractice.
“However, in order to give effect and validity to the equality of the rights of all contestants in presidential or governorship elections, it has been held by the Supreme Court that immunity clause cannot be invoked in election petitions. Otherwise, public officers covered by the immunity clause may take advantage of their positions to rig elections and thereby sabotage the democratic process.”Falana cited different judicial precedents that justified the criminal investigation and prosecution of a sitting governor or a sitting president in connection to electoral malpractice, noting that immunity clause did not apply.

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Kim Kardashian shares beautiful photos from North's mermaid themed birthday party

Kim took to her website to share lovely photos from North's 3rd birthday party.She wrote

'North and P had a joint mermaid party over the weekend! They are obsessed with mermaids, so we gave the party a fun "Under the Sea" theme.'How cute is this mermaid costume North had on?! I had to bring out my 2012 Halloween costume, when I was a mermaid. I can't believe it still fit!'North was in awe, and I knew I would get major "cool mom" points for wearing this.' she added proudly. 

Monday, 20 June 2016

Fr.Mbaka-Buhari's people not picking my calls to hear the vision I had concerning his life

Fiery cleric and the Spiritual Director, ‎Adoration Ministry, Enugu Nigeria, AMEN, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka has disclosed of his recent vision concerning President Muhammadu Buhari’s ailment. ‎Mbaka, who made the revelation in one of his Adoration programmes, stated that several efforts he made to reach people close to Buhari over the vision had remained unsuccessful as they refused picking his calls.

On Buhari’s ailment, he declared that his chances of recovery may be slim but that with the prayer of the members of the congregation, he would receive healing.

He equally declared that there were some people who were not happy that Buhari was alive.

“Such people hate everything about the President”According to him, in the vision, the President was critically sick and was being flown abroad for treatment.

“His health was in a bad shape and he was asking that (Fr Mbaka) should pray for him. None among the people I have called, picked my calls.
“People think I speak with Buhari everyday. When people climb into power, they are dazed. It is a long dream. Our job is to pray for him but there are things that he must do and there is no way to communicate it to him”, Fr. Mbaka said.He, therefore, asked the congregation to stand up and lift their hands up as he began to pray for the health and healing of President Buhari.Nigerians are expecting the President, who has been away on a medical vacation, back to the country, today (Sunday).

Daily Post

Policeman pushes nursing mother, baby off Okada over N100

File photo
A nursing mother and her son were injured in an accident caused by attempt by a policeman to extort N100 from a commercial motorcyclist, Okadaman, in Ondo town, Ondo State.
Eyewitness account said trouble started when a team of anti-crime police officers attached to one of the police stations in the town allegedly mounted a road block in one of the major roads.

Vanguard learned that one of the officers, in an attempt to stop the Okada rider, pulled down the boy and mother, while the motorcycle was in motion. Mother and child were rushed to the hospital, while commercial motorcycle operators staged a peaceful protest to show their displeasure over alleged incessant extortion by policemen in the town. Vanguard gathered that the protest, which started at about 9:30a.m. was led by leaders of the association. They reportedly protested to all the three divisional police stations in the town. Spokesman of Okadamen, Timilehon Akinrolabu, condemned the attitude of the policemen, who he said were in the habit of extortion at illegal road block in strategic locations in the town. He said: 
“We decided to embark on the peaceful protest to tell the police that we are tired with the way they extort money from our members. “This is common when the month is about to end as they would be looking for their monthly contributions, at times they usually used their patrol vehicles to raid our parks and arrest our members over flimsy excuses.”
However, the state police command has, however, denied the allegation of extortion by its officers. A top police officer in Ondo town said that Okada riders who were arrested had no identification numbers on the motorcycles. Speaking in confidence, the officer added that the directive was to guide against crime in the state. 
“The police in this town are not enforcing the law at all; they are extorting money from our members, demanding N100 and N50. “Another aspect of the story is that when the Okadamen get go their stations, each have to cough out between N1,500 and N2,000 for bail.” 
He explained that they were at the police stations to show their displeasure over the development, just as he called on the relevant authorities to intervene.

Man rapes, impregnates 15-year-old daughter in Lagos,mother arrested for aborting it

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a man, Ike Iwuanyanwu, for allegedly raping and impregnating his 15-year-old daughter, Priscilla (pseudonym) at Ajao Estate, in the Isolo area of the state.
He was arrested on Wednesday after the matter was reported at the Ajao Estate Police Division.
It was learnt that the victim had been taken into custody by the Lagos State Government.
According to PUNCH Metro ,Iwuanyanwu had also allegedly beaten his daughter and wife, warning them not to disclose the incident to anyone.
It was learnt that Priscilla’s mother, however, informed her family members on Wednesday, who went to the girl’s school to confirm the story from her.

The case was thereafter reported to the state Ministry of Youth and Social Development, which informed the police.
A neighbour of the Iwuanyanwus, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the victim was the first child of the family, adding that the father had allegedly confessed to the crime.
She said, “The man is a driver and the girl is his first child. None of us knew anything about the incident until he was arrested. The only thing we saw was that the man beat up his wife and daughter late in the night on Tuesday.
“The girl was pregnant and the father tried to hide it. It was her school that informed the Lagos State Government.
“The girl confessed that it was her father who raped and impregnated her. The Lagos State Ministry of Youth and Social Development alerted the police and the man was arrested.
“The suspect did not deny that he impregnated the girl. He knew the government was involved and he had no hiding place. We learnt he told the police that his wife did not allow him to have sex with her and he yielded to the temptation of raping his daughter.
“The girl’s mother told her family members, who then went to her school. They did not know the school authorities would get the ministry involved. The matter was also reported to some child rights workers in the Oshodi area.”
Our correspondent learnt that Priscilla’s mother allegedly took the 15-year-old to a place where the pregnancy was aborted.
The pregnancy was said to have been aborted before she was rescued and taken into custody by government officials.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the police arrested Priscilla’s mother on Thursday for involvement in the alleged abortion.
The Coordinator, Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, Lagos State, Lola Vivour-Adeniyi, said the victim was safe in government’s custody.
She said, “Social workers have rescued the victim. She is now at an orphanage provided by the state government. We have also called for the duplicate case file. The girl’s mother was arrested for allegedly aborting the pregnancy. The police may grant her bail on the grounds that she has a four-year-old boy.”
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident, adding that investigation was ongoing.
She said, “The man raped and impregnated his daughter, while the mother also procured abortion for her. The Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, has ordered that the case be transferred to the gender unit of the command for investigation. The girl is placed in a shelter because we cannot afford to see her go back to that vicinity.”

Friday, 17 June 2016

Tonto Dikeh shares beautiful photos and words as her son turns 4 months

Tonto Dikeh is celebrating another milestone in her son's life. He turned 4 months today .She wrote

My body has gone through changes...I have carried a child within it,Slept with him on my chest,I have Kissed little Lips,hands and feets, I have been pooped,peed and vommitted on,I have wiped away tears,also cried with him and stayed up all night cradling my child...BUT I would have it no other way because when I look at the mirror and starring right back at me is an AWESOME GRACIOUS MOM & there is no greater Blessing,Honor OR LOVE!!! #HAPPY 4months KING-ANDRE,Thanks for giving my Life a purpose,Thank you for choosing me and Thank you for giving me the opportunity to EXPERIENCE Love with my Whole heart..Am Soo over joyed it brings tears down my cheeks..😒

Tiwa Savage covers Essays of Africa Magazine (photos)

Star singer Tiwa Savage is on the cover of Essays of Africa magazine’s July 2016 issue
In the issue, Tiwa Savage shared the pain she has endured publicly and how she never let it get in her way of her success. More pics after the cut.

Nigerian-born doctor labeled a fraud in the UK is told to repay £75,000 or face two years in jail

A disgraced doctor who moonlighted while on sick pay must pay back £75,000 to the NHS or face two years in jail.

Gynaecologist Dr Anthony Madu, 45, secretly carried out well-paid locum work while on paid sick leave from another hospital.

Nigerian-born Madu was convicted of six charges of fraud and given a two-year suspended sentence in 2014. He has now been told at a Proceeds of Crime hearing that he must repay £75,620.73 within six months or go to prison.

Madu was given an obstetrics and gynaecology registrar post at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, in August 2009.
But he was suspended and put on extended leave just two months later over allegations about his conduct towards other staff and claims he had falsified his training record.
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

From January 2010, he submitted sick notes on three occasions, saying he could not work because of stress. But he then went on to earn huge sums as a locum at four hospitals in Manchester, Yorkshire and the Midlands.

Prosecutor Christian Jowett told Cardiff Crown Court that Madu, now living in Woolwich, London, transferred £95,000 to a bank account in Nigeria.

Mr Jowett said:
‘He was legally obliged to tell his employers about his work but he did not. 
'He was also legally obliged to tell two locum agencies he was on extended leave and had been granted sickness leave. But he continued to work and receive payment.’

Judge David Wynn Morgan said Madu will never be able to practise medicine in the UK again.

After the hearing, Cheryl Hill, a counter-fraud specialist for the NHS, said:

‘This is a very satisfactory outcome. Dr Anthony Madu defrauded the NHS of money which should have been spent on patient care.

Source - DailyMail

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Nobody has spoken to me about my father's death or funeral - Keshi’s son

Stephen Keshi Jnr, 27, who arrived at the NFF Secretariat on Wednesday morning expressed dismay that his father's funeral was being fixed without his knowledge .Keshi Jnr who was in company of US–based chemist and friend of late Keshi, Victor Ugoh and former Super Eagles’ star Victor Obinna Nsofor, told journalists 

“I just came into Nigeria on Tuesday night, and we read in the papers today that somebody has fixed a date for the burial. I am shocked like my sisters and my brothers. Since our father died, nobody has spoken to us about how he died, and we have not even seen his corpse. Yet, someone is fixing a date for his burial!”

Keshi Jnr, an events producer in Atlanta, expressed appreciation for the support, he said 
“I cannot thank everyone enough. We have only heard good and great words about our father since his death. I am going to Benin City now. The family will sit down and come up with a date for the funeral, but we also appreciate that he was a national figure and will harmonize our plans with that of the Government and the NFF. “Our father was a loving family man and we will miss him greatly. Our joy is that he left a worthy legacy for Nigeria football and for his family.”
Keshi’s daughter, Ifeyinwa and husband, who are based in North Carolina, USA also flew into Nigeria on Tuesday.

Despite owing them 1 year salary, AIT allegedly sacks ALL its staff in Edo station

The management of Raymond Dokpesi’s Africa Independent Television (AIT) has allegedly fired ALL workers in its Benin station. The workers had recently protested the non-payment of their over one year salary. This sack adds to the fast rising number of workers fired within the last few weeks by various private establishments in Nigeria.

The Nation reports that the management’s decision was conveyed in a letter dated 2nd June, 2016 and signed by Mr Victor Okasoga, Senior Manager in charge of Human Resources.

The same letter has also directed that all those affected should handover all company properties in their possession, especially their identity cards to the Head of Center.

“Failure to surrender company properties in your possession may delay the processing of your entitlements,” the letter reportedly contained.

Earlier this month, some members of staff of Daar Communications Plc, owners of African Independent Television, AIT, and RayPower FM Radio shut down all broadcasting activities at the organization’s Benin station in protest over unpaid salary arrears stretching over a year.

OJB Jezreel planned to sell his house for N50m at 4pm yesterday

It's been reported that the producer and musician OJB Jezreel who died earlier today was to sell his house today for N50m but this didn't come to pass as he died in his sleep

The NET gathered exclusively that the building which would have been sold last week but was delayed because of a missing document. The building was to be bought by a commercial bank (name withheld)

‘You know he’s been saving money to go for another surgery that would gulp close to $150,000 and he didn’t want it to go public, so the plan was to sell the house. As a matter of fact we would have sold the house about three weeks back but a document was missing. Now we have the document and they were supposed to come and make the payment at 4pm today but Baba don die’ one of them said.

Confirming the story, another source told NET, ‘Baba just wanted to sell the house and travel abroad, then when he returns he wanted to relocate to his other house in Abuja. Now we are all sad because we all had commissions from the sale of the house, but God knows best’.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Dr Sid finally addresses allegations that he slept with Tiwa Savage

Not too long ago, Tee Billz set the internet on fire when he publicly accused his wife Tiwa Savage of cheating, emasculation and even claimed that her mother had bewitched him.

Billz mentioned 2face, Don Jazzy and Dr. Sid as her alleged sexual partners

In a new interview, Dr Sid, who is the son of late Nollywood legend, Justice Esiri has denied the accusation and maintained that he is best friends with the Mavin Queen.

According to Daily Post, this is how he responded to claims of his alleged sexual relationship with Tiwa Savage.

Tiwa Savage is, and will always be, a good friend of mine.
“She is a hard worker. All we need to do is to pray for them and hope that everything is sorted out soon. Tiwa also said a lot in her interview, so I am sure she has cleared the air on that. On my own, my wife and I are good. Everybody is fine.”

And if he was bothered by how blogs and social media users hardly take time to verify stories before sharing the Tee Billz accusation, he said:

“Who do you verify from? How many things would one verify? Let’s be real. If this person talk am and that person talk am again, na so I be. If one person says it and another confirms it, then it is true.

“I am not really bothered about these things. If somebody calls you a thief and you did not steal why you go vex?
“I don’t want to respond to nothing,” he added.

VP Yemi Osibanjo's daughter graduates with Master's degree in the U.S.(Photo)

One of the Vice president's Yemi Osibanjo's daughter graduated with master's degree at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, U.S.

Giving God glory at our daughter's graduation! A master's degree and the Byam Shaw-Brownstone M.A.L.S. Thesis Excellence Award at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire "her excellency Dolapo Osibanjo wrote

We have kept our promise of creating jobs for Nigerians – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government has said that it has kept its words by commencing job creation across the country in fulfillment of its campaign promises. 

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on Monday at the South-South Town Hall Meeting organised by his ministry. He said that construction and ancillary workers have started returning to work in droves as contractors are mobilized back to the various road construction projects across the country. 
”As more and more road construction works resume in the days ahead, thousands of Nigerians will also be returning to work.” 
The Minister also said the recruitment of 500,000 teachers had commenced through the online portal ‘npower.gov.ng’, while listing other direct job creation and training schemes that are ongoing now as the N-Power Knowledge, which is training 25,000 Nigerians in technology, and N-Power Build, which is training another 75,000 Nigerians in building services. According to him, the Federal Government is exploring the agricultural sector for massive job creation through the repositioning of the River Basin Development Authorities. 

“Still talking about jobs, an agreement has been signed to reposition the River Basin Development Authorities within the next 18-24 months. The agreement between the River Basin Development Authorities and the Songhai Farms of Benin Republic includes the training of unemployed youths in integrated farm practice. This programme is complimentary to the upcoming Youth Agriculture Empowerment Programme being planned by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development,” Alhaji Mohammed said.Vanguard

When did it become a crime for a woman of my status to own jewellry or property? -Diezani reacts to $18m house

Following a recent documentary by Al Jazeera, in which it was alleged that her piece of property in Abuja worth $18m and her jewelry worth $2m, have been seized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, immediate-past Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, has reacted in a statement. 
Read below

“My attention has been drawn to a report by Al Jazeera, which was released on Monday as a testament to the effectiveness of Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in its war against corruption. “In the video report, which has been widely circulated in the social media, there are claims about me owning a property in Abuja allegedly worth $18 million. 
The report, which represents everything ridiculous and despicable about professional media practice and global best practices in the war against corruption, is the latest attempt to give a dog a bad name in order to hang it. “Clips of jewelry allegedly worth over $2 million were also copiously displayed as if to feed the cravings of an audience gratified with the notion that every wealthy Nigerian is corrupt. “
This will not be the first time calculated attempts have been made to demonise and damage my reputation in the public space. Many times, my detractors have gotten away with these irresponsible smear campaigns because they have become accustomed to my characteristic approach of silence in the face of these callous attacks.
“The latest in the string of propaganda attacks launched against my person since I left government as Nigeria’s Petroleum Minister is this Al Jazeera report, which without any court conviction anywhere in the world attempts to dress Diezani Alison Madueke in the garb of a common criminal. 
“This, to say the least, is the height of journalistic brigandage and a sheer mockery of Nigeria’s anti-corruption war before the eyes of the world who are watching and asking if the war against corruption is a circus show where suspects are prosecuted and sentenced on the pages of newspapers and video blogs without anything as remotely in the semblance of a trial in the courts of law. 

“When did it become a crime to own a property in Nigeria? When did it become a crime for a woman of my status to have in her possession, jewelry? Jewelry, which women all across the world, including the woman selling tomatoes in Bodija market have in abundance in their closets? In which court of law, anywhere in the world was I prosecuted by the EFCC and found guilty of corruption? “With all sense of modesty, I say this only for posterity and for the records. I have strived within my means and the blessings of God to live a decent and accomplished life.

I studied architecture in England and obtained a bachelor’s degree from Howard University, United States of America in 1992. When I returned to Nigeria that same year, I joined Shell Petroleum Development Corporation. “In 2002, I obtained an MBA at Cambridge University, United Kingdom. In April 2006, I was appointed by Shell as the company’s first female Executive Director in Nigeria. In July 2007, I was appointed by the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua as Minister of Transport. “The next year in December 2008 I became Minister of Mines and Steel Development. 

In April 2010, I was appointed as Minister for Petroleum Resources and served in that capacity till May 2015. During this period as Petroleum Minister, I had the honour of serving Nigeria and representing her in the Organization of Oil Exporting Countries (OPEC) where I was elected first female President. “All through my career, I have strived to maintain a record of hard work, integrity and excellence, giving my best to society, because my parents raised me in the consciousness that a man or woman’s greatness is defined not by the amount of wealth they have acquired but the impact of their service to God and humanity. “Coming at such a critical time in my life when I am battling cancer, this poorly executed propaganda bares on its face like tribal marks, a clearly malicious attempt to victimize an innocent woman in what appears an exaggerated plot to validate and give credibility to the anti-corruption crusade under Nigeria’s new regime.

People who are battling cancer or those who have lost their loved ones to this medical condition understand what I am going through at this time. “This is what makes me ponder at the cold-heartedness of those who will go any length to defame and destroy in the name of propaganda. What happened to our shared humanity?,” .

I have absolute regard for the law and believe that people who have breached the laws that govern societies should be made to face the wrath of the law. But in a civilized society, a responsible government owes its citizens absolute commitment to the principles of rule of law, equity, fairness and justice. I have been wrongfully and maliciously maligned and those behind this reckless action know it. “I leave them to posterity, their conscience and above all the Almighty God who is the final judge of all.”

OJB Jezreel dies 3 years after kidney transplant

Popular music producer, Babatunde Okungbowa, popularly known as OJB Jezreel , has died three years after a successful kidney transplant surgery in India. He was said to have died early this morning, June 14, in a Lagos hospital, just one month to his 50th birthday.

A family source claimed that his kidney transplant failed completely since last week.

Saturday, 11 June 2016

UNILAG students who drowned in Elegushi buried amid tears

Tears flowed freely on Friday at the Ikoyi Cemetary, Lagos, as the remains of Adesola Ogunmefun and Olufunmilayo Odusina, two University of Lagos post-graduate students who drowned and died during one of their friend’s birthday party at Elegushi beachi on June 6, 2016, were finally laid to rest.

Pastor Biodun Alimi, the officiating minister during the funeral programme speaking to the mouners said "But we do not want you to be uninformed brothers about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. Therefore, mourn not, cry not, grieve not; but rather give thanks to God for the life lived."

Despite the advice from the man of God, family members and friends of the two young women could not hold back their tears, as they wept bitterly while paying their last respect.

Sunmibola Ogunmefun, a sibling to the late Adesola, said even though the family is in mourning, they are consoled by the good life she lived and impact she made during her sojourn on earth.

“Very simplistic, you’ve never been the kind to take things too seriously and your smile is from ear to ear. Keeping malice with you was futile, you’d always find a way to break the ice…never one to hold grudge.

“Sola, in your short years on earth, you’ve connected us with so many people and your death has brought reconciliation…you are indeed a special one,” she said while paying homage to her late sister.

Lovely photos of Tonto Dikeh from her 31st birthday celebration

Tonto Dikeh turned 31 on the 9th of June,2016 and her husband threw a surprise birthday party for her..She gushed over him writing

My husband you are a source of joy,Calm and happiness in my Life..I can't thank you enough for being a friend,father,Lover and a shoulder to lean on..
My Awesome Partner you make/Made me proud,Thanks for taking out time outta your busy Life to show me Kindness and Love..Thank you so much for being such a Great impact on my life and for CELEBRATING Me..You are my WonderMan,My HeartBeat and Strength,God bless you richly for your LoveI LOVE YOU UNCONDITIONALLY πŸ’πŸΈπŸ‘³πŸ½#THANKS FOR MY SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY#I LOVED IT

Ex-Super Eagles coach Amodu Shuaibu dies in his sleep at 58

Just three days after the death of Super Eagles coach,Stephen Keshi, another Nigerian football icon, Amodu Shuaibu has died.According to a statement by the Nigerian Football Federation(NFF)

"NFF Technical Director, Amodu Shuaibu has died at the age of 58.The four - time Coach of the Super Eagles complained of chest pains on Friday night and died in his sleep. RIPAmodu Shuaibu's death comes three days after that of former Super Eagles Captain and Coach, Stephen Keshi."

In October 2014, he replaced Stephen Keshi as Super Eagles Coach and was later replaced in 2015 by Sunday Oliseh.He signed Keshi's condolence register yesterday..Shocking!

UNIBEN lecturers block student’s graduation for 3 years, say ‘too busy’ to compile records

A University of Benin student has been denied graduation for three years despite meeting all academic requirements, and his lecturers and examination officials say they have been too busy to compile his records.

Temidayo Awoyemi, 26, had eagerly hoped to fulfill his dreams after graduation from the school’s department of chemistry. He now has spent three years now after completing his studies, without graduation.

Officials in his department and faculty say they have had no time to process his records for the last two years.

The faculty checker, Professor Anthony Imiavan, in charge of scrutinizing students’ records, confirmed to Premium Times that the student had no case to keep him from graduating.

A spokesperson for the school told this newspaper the case was “strange”, and assured it would be resolved quickly.

Despite that assurance, the school has yet to act on the matter more than a month after.

Temidayo’s problem began in his final year when his department said his West African Senior Secondary School Certificate was not in its records. At least five other students in his class had the same problem.

After losing the 2012/13 school session to a six-month strike by Academic Staff Union of Universities, Temidayo hoped he would be quickly let go the next session once he provided a copy of the missing certificate.

He submitted the certificate to the chemistry department and began to wait for clearance since 2013/2014 session. Two years after, he is still waiting for the school to process his result for graduation.

The process of clearing him requires the approval of his course adviser, Wayne Omagamre, faculty checker, Professor Anthony Imiavan; the Head of Department, Professor James Okuo; and Dean, Professor Sunday Omosigho.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Ooni of Ife almost mobbed as he arrives Lagos airport for American trip (photos)

Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II and his queen Olori Wuraola Ogunwusi were surrounded by a huge crowd as the couple arrived Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on their way to the United States earlier this week.

Ooni Ogunwusi, who is arguably Nigeria's most popular monarch, has been lately criticized for his many journeys and visits attracted a massive crowd of fans and admirers at the departure wing of the airport -as people gathered to catch a glimpse of him and take photos of his beautiful, light skinned wife.

The Ooni's mission to the US is for an event to unite Africans, especially the Yorubas in the North American country. While there he will also be picking up an award to be presented to him for being a peace maker.

See more photos below