Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

Friday, 31 July 2015

Trend Micro discovers vulnerability that renders android devices silent

Trend Micro discovered a vulnerability in Android that can render a phone apparently dead – silent, unable to make calls, with a lifeless screen. This vulnerability is present from Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) up to the current version, Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop). Combined, these versions account for more than half of Android devices in use today. No patch has been issued in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) code by the Android Engineering Team to fix this vulnerability since May 2015.

Road to Russia 2018 ‘ll be tough says Oliseh

Oliseh

Newly appointed Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh has warned his countrymen and women not to expect miracles from him, even as he assured that the country can qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Oliseh admitted that he was embarking on a difficult path. “We are practically starting from scratch, so that is why I am saying that people should not expect miracles from us.”

Satya Nadella demonstrates Microsoft “White-Fi” Connectivity Project



Microsoft  CEO Satya Nadella showcased one of the company's ongoing projects yesterday, a program that uses "White-Fi" to connect users to the internet across continents. Nadella used the system to talk to a school in Andhra Pradesh, from a village in Kenya.

Mikel could face Arsenal on Sunday

Mikel

Arsenal and Chelsea are set to renew their fierce rivalry when they face off against each other in the FA Community Shield tie on Sunday at the Wembley.
The match sees the English Premier League champions face the reigning FA Cup winners as managers Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger look to claim bragging rights.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

FGN declared August 24 and 25 as Diaspora Days


The Federal Government on Thursday in Abuja declared August 24 and 25 as Diaspora Days to recognise Nigerians in Diaspora as important stakeholders in national development.
This is contained a statement issued by Mrs Ibukun Odusote, Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Secretary to Government of the Federation.

Jaiye Kuti is Most Friendly Nollywood actress

Jiaye Kuti

Jaiye Kuti may not be a popular face in Nollywood, but when it comes to television dramas, she’s a household name.  Following her hard work and friendliness, the screen diva is set to be honoured as as the most friendly actress in the nation’s movie industry.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

The benefit you see healthwise when you eat watermelon seeds

Watermelon


Watermelon is an extremely popular fruit. While we all enjoy eating this sweet refreshing fruit, we usually discard the tiny seeds scattered in it without realizing or rather knowing of their health benefits. These seeds are loaded with nutrients including fatty acids, essential proteins and lots of minerals.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Ink-tastic new content coming to Splatoon with a major update releasing on 6th August


On 6th August, a free software update for Splatoon on Wii U brings a large amount of new content to the game, including two new matchmaking modes, new weapon types, an increase to the game’s level-cap and more than 40 pieces of new gear.

Monday, 27 July 2015

Joe Jackson Hospitalized in Brazil After Suffering Stroke on His 87th Birthday

Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson, the father of Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson, has been admitted to a Brazilian hospital after suffering a stroke on his 87th birthday. 
Jackson is still experiencing an irregular heartbeat and is in the hospital's intensive care unit in São Paulo, the Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital in São Paulo told the Associated Press and other outlets

Hacker shuts down ‘New York Magazine’ over alleged Bill Cosby cover story

Hacker

Shortly after New York Magazine unveiled its attention-grabbing Bill Cosby cover story entitled “Cosby: The Women,” from a painstaking result of six months of interviews and careful planning, their entire site was abruptly taken offline by an anonymous hacker. Soon afterwards, critics began pointing some accusing comments on Cosby, alleging his conivance with the hacker who took down the site.

SERAP sues JAMB, UNILAG over cut off mark


Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project(SERAP) has dragged the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board and theUniversity of Lagos to court over “outrageous cut-off marks decisions”.
The organization is seeking an order stopping JAMB, UNILAG and othersfrom implementing the decision.

Man beheaded over N200 debt in Ebonyi

A middle aged man was allegedly beheaded at the weekend by one Mr. Ogo Nwaji at Amanato Community in Onicha Igboeze of Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
The community was thrown into a state of shock and disbelief when it discovered the headless body of its son lieing along the road in the community.

Spain arrests Nigerians using Juju to force women into prostitution

Spain

A man and a woman of Nigerian origin have been arrested over claims that they forced Nigerian women into prostitution and deployed voodoo to keep their victims under their control, Spanish police said Sunday.

Keshi demands N1b compensation from NFF

Keshi

Sacked Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has demanded a compensation of a billion Naira (more than $400 million) from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for defaming him.

Why NAFDAC sealed chocolat royal

The real reasons the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Tuesday night, sealed completely the business outlet of a popular elite and confectionary company, Chocolat Royal have emerged, The City Reporters can exclusively reports.

Chris Brown leaves the Philippines

Chris Brown

Singer Chris Brown left the Philippines on Friday after a contract dispute initially prevented him from departing the country.
The 26-year-old singer headed out for Hong Kong at 9:30 p.m. local time, Eric Apolinario, a spokesman for the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, told CNN.

Popular Lagos Big Boy, Tunji Dokunmu Dies, One Month After Burying Father

Mustapha Tunji Dokunmu


On Sunday, July 19, 2015, the Lagos social circuit, was yet again, thrown into a mourning mood. This was occasioned by the tragic death of Mustapha Olatunji Dokunmu, one of Nigeria’s most prominent Big Boys and socialite. He died after a protracted battle with stroke, which had plagued his health for five years. He was aged 52.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Gay right lectures was given by Obama to Kenyan president

Kenyatta left Obama right


(CNN)President Barack Obama on Saturday lectured Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta about his country's gay rights record.
"When you start treating people differently not because of any harm they are doing to anybody, but because they are different, that's the path whereby freedoms begin to erode," Obama said at a joint press conference with the Kenyan leader in Nairobi. "And bad things happen."

Friday, 24 July 2015

Why am still spending two more season with Chelsea says Mikel

Mikel Obi

Super Eagles star, John Mikel Obi, has stated that he is willing to remain at Chelsea till the end of his contract in 2017.
The Nigerian is now the second-longest serving player at Stamford Bridge, after captain John Terry.

Friendly match, Nigeria against Rwanda

A friendly game between Nigeria and National Rwandan U-23 teams that was scheduled for Saturday in Kigali has been postponed.
According to a senior official of Rwanda Football Federation, Bonnie Mugabe, the postponement is due to challenges faced by some Nigerian players to travel to Rwanda.

A year celebration in Nigeria that we had case of polio


Nigeria has made a vital step towards being declared polio free, after marking a year without a recorded case.
It can now be taken off the list of countries where the disease is endemic, if the World Health Organization (WHO) confirms the results.

An Economist beautiful explanations

An Economist beautifully explained two reasons for having 2 wives.
A- Monopoly should be broken.
B- Competition improves the quality of service.
If u have 1 wife, She fights with u!
If u have 2 wives, They will fight for u!

Feel the difference & decide

Thursday, 23 July 2015

NYSC bars pregnant women, nursing mothers, PG students from service

NYSC Corp Members


National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has barred pregnant women, nursing mothers and students engaged in postgraduate studies from enlisting in the national service across the country, until they are free to participate effectively.
Rising from a two-day pre-mobilisation workshop for the 2015 Batch “B” NYSC programme, held in Kaduna, Director-General of the NYSC, Brig-Gen. Johnson Olawumi, stated that the exemption of pregnant women and nursing mothers, as well as post-graduate students from national service was because they would not be able to undergo the four cardinal programmes of the NYSC.

JAMB: Unilag rejects 59,000 candidates

Unilag protest


University of Lagos has rejected about 59,000 candidates who applied for admission into the school through the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
This was irrespective of the fact that majority of the students scored above the Board’s cut-off mark.

Messi’s dressing sparks anger in Gabon

Messi

The Gabonese government have denied claims that Barcelona’s  Lionel Messi  was paid €3.5m (£2.5m) to visit the country to take part in a ceremony at one of the venues for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. Messi, who has yet to link up with his  Barcelona team-mates on their US tour, was pictured at the weekend in the country’s second largest city, Port-Gentil, where he helped to lay one of the first stones for the planned 40,000-capacity venue.

Siasia invites more players for Congo

Siasia

Following his side’s slim victory over the Congolese U-23 national team, Samon Siasia has invited five additional players to boost the Dream Team’s effort to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics qualifiers. The Nigerian side defeated Congo 2-1 in Port Harcourt on Sunday with a brace from Junior Ajayi,  while the second leg is due in Congo in a forthnight.

Dasuki denies maltreating Buhari after 1985 coup

Dasuki

Says he knelt to beg Akande for Buhari as ACN/CPC flagbearer in 2011
Immediate past National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (retd), has sworn that he never maltreated nor took part in maltreating President Muhammadu Buhari when he, as military Head of State, was removed in a 1985 coup, as being erroneously alleged.
He said: “I always respect and dignify my seniors and those in positions of authority whether in service or after. Though a young officer, I was reluctant to be among those that arrested him. And I was not.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

KIDDIES SOAP OPERA "HOUSE OF MECI"



To our valued and esteemed parents we use this medium to thank you for the support you have rendered all the way and we hereby invite you to the unveiling and press conference of the KIDDIES SOAP OPERA ' HOUSE OF MECI' staring ELEDUA ROYALTY KIDS and nollywood stars by 11am on the 28th of July 2015 @ meci event 6, alhaja eleshi street, off ramat crescent, ogudu ojota Lagos. Eledua bless you more.



Chris Brown barred from leaving Philippines over concert row



American hip-hop star Chris Brown was barred Wednesday from leaving the Philippines after a prominent religious group alleged he reneged on an agreement to perform at a 2014 concert. The 25-year-old Grammy-winning R&B artist, who performed in Manila on Tuesday, must satisfy the government there is no basis to file swindling charges against him before he can depart, the immigration bureau said.

Students protest JAMB’s cut off marks at UNILAG

Lagos – A peaceful protest on Wednesday marred the commencement of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) registration for the 2015/2016 session screening of candidates for the JAMB’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

Tiwa Savages delivers baby boy in London

Tiwa Savage baby boy

MAVIN First Lady, Tiwa Savage has been delivered of a baby boy at St. Mary’s hospital in London .
Tiwa’s husband, Teebillz who could not hide his joy took to his instagram page to thank God for the safe delivery.

Federation Cup: Abuja, Minna, Osogbo, Oleh on fire

The Round of 16 matches of this year’s men’s Federation Cup competition will take place across the country on Wednesday, with only one match on Thursday.
On Wednesday, FC IfeanyiUbah, victors over fellow Glo Premier League side, Bayelsa United in the Round of 32, will be up against FC Taraba, winners against Papilo FC, at the Area 3 Playground in Abuja.

Eagles job: Risk worth taking – Oliseh

Oliseh


UNVEILING: New Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh (m) was unveiled yesterday in Abuja. Here NFF President, Amaju Pinnick(l) and Sec.General Sanusi Mohammed display Oliseh’s No 15 Jersey during the ceremony

No corrupt APC member’ll escape justice — Buhari

Buari with John Kerry (State secretary)

LAGOS — PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, said that no corrupt member of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), or associates will go scot-free in his anti-graft war.

One dead as cultists clash in Delta

UGHELLI—IN what seems  to be a revenge mission on the attack of their gang member, a group of suspected cultists in Ughelli, Delta State, have trailed and shot down a suspected member of a rival cult.

Technology players ditch competition for Tech+ conference

The much advocated coopetition among Nigeria’s Technology industry players for the betterment of the sector, may not be farfetched anymore. Coopetition is a disruptive word which challenges operators to play less competition and encourage more cooperation among themselves for the good of the economy.

Italy breaches rights over gay marriage - European court

Italy violates human rights by failing to offer enough legal protection for same-sex couples, a European court has ruled.
Judges said the government had breached the rights of three gay couples by refusing them marriage or any other recognised form of union.

World first bionic eye implant

Surgeons in Manchester have performed the first bionic eye implant in a patient with the most common cause of sight loss in the developed world.
Ray Flynn, 80, has dry age-related macular degeneration which has led to the total loss of his central vision.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

5 questions Nigerians want Amanpour to ask Buhari

Buari with Obama

CNN’s chief international correspondent and anchor of Amanpour nightly foreign affairs programme on CNN International, Christiane Amanpour, will by 7pm Nigerian time be interviewing President Muhammadu Buhari, who is in the US to meet with US President, Barack Obama.

Food competition: Man eats to ‘death’ over N625 stake

A middle-aged man, Juma Kabigi, has emerged champion of a food competition in Uganda, reports The Daily Monitor, one of the country’s newspapers.
The Daily Monitor, in a series tweets, said Kabigi ate among other things – three loaves of bread, eight chapatis, 10 eggs, two raw cabbages, four apples and two bundles of raw green vegetables.
Mr Kabigi was reported winning  10, 000 Ugandan shillings ( $3, £2, N625) for all his trouble.

I am alive, hale and hearty — Detained Jonathan’s ex-CSO

Gordon Obua


The Department of State Security, DSS has presented Gordon Obua, the detained former chief security officer (CSO) to former President Goodluck Jonathan to the press for an impromptu conference.
At the impromptu press briefing on Tuesday afternoon at the headquarters of the Department of State Services (DSS), Obua said that he is “alive and well”.

Scott Walker: 'I don't know' if being gay a choice

Scott Walker


(CNN)In a weekend interview with Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker about whether the Boy Scouts should allow gay troop leaders, CNN's Dana Bash asked Walker, "Do you think being gay is a choice?"

Detained Jonathan’s ex-CSO faints

Gordon Obua, the detained former chief security officer (CSO) to former President Goodluck Jonathan, fainted on Monday, according to Online Magazine,
Obua, who has been detained by the SSS in Abuja since the night of July 16, had embarked on hunger strike to protest the conditions of his detention. He was denied access to outsiders, including his doctor,

Comments, queries for CBN and banks on BVN

CBN Governor


The two series article titled, BVN Enrolment: Facts behind the extension of deadline, generated several comments and questions from readers, especially online readers. Some of the questions are directed to the Central Bank of Nigeria, while others are to the banks. Some of them are presented hereby presented.

Putin to meet FIFA chief Blatter at Russia World Cup draw

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet outgoing FIFA head Sepp Blatter on the sidelines of a 2018 World Cup draw, the Kremlin said, amid a corruption scandal that threatened to hit Russia’s hosting of the event.

Breaking news : Jonathan’s Chief Security Officer alive

Former Chief Security Officer to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Gordon Obua who was reported to have passed away by a section of the media is alive, Vanguard can authoritatively report.
Details later.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Obama welcomes Buhari to White House

Barack Obama will welcome Nigeria’s freshly elected president to the White House Monday, lending a personal endorsement after the country’s first ever democratic transition.

BVN: Central Bank sets up centre in South Africa

Johannesburg – Nigeria`s Consul General in South Africa, Amb. Uche Ajulu-Okeke, said on Sunday that the Central Bank of Nigeria has approved a centre to conduct biometric verification for Nigerians in South Africa.

Messi lays first stone of 2017 African Cup venue in Gabon


Four-time world player of the year Lionel Messi linked up with Gabonese president Ali Bongo Ondimba on Saturday to lay the first stone at a future African Cup of Nations venue.

One year after Patrick Sawyer introduced Ebola to Nigeria

Patrick Sawyer

It is exactly a year that Patrick Oliver Sawyer (1974 – 24 July 2014), a deceased Liberian-American lawyer introduced the deadly Ebola Virus disease into Nigeria during the West African Ebola epidemic.

P-square , Phyno make triumphant entry after MAMA awards

Phyno, P-square

Sensational pop twins Peter and Paul Okoye, better known as P-Square, arrived the country from South Africa in the earlier hours of Monday. P square won two awards- Best Group and Artist of the Decade at the 2015 MAMA awards held in Durban.

Siasia blasts wasteful team

Siasia

Nigeria’s Under-23 team head coach, Samson Siasia has admitted that his side were wasteful against Congo in Sunday’s game at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stasium in Port Harcourt.
The Dream Team V1 managed a 2-1 win against their Central African opponents in the 2016 Olympic qualifying clash.

Forgive me for your prison experience, Lamido begs sons


DUTSE –  Former Jigawa State governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido has asked his two sons Aminu and Mustapha to forgive him over their prison experience as he claimed total responsibility for their ordeal in the hands of the law.

NLC praises Buhari for bailing out states


Ilorin – Mr lssa Aremu, Deputy President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has praised President Muhammadu Buhari for the bail out of wage-debtor states.
Aremu gave the commendation when he spoke with newsmen in llorin on Sunday.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

U.S. to trace Nigerian stolen assets, boost military help

The United States said it will help Nigeria’s new leader to track down billions of dollars in stolen assets and increase U.S. military assistance to fight Islamic militants.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Washington on Monday is viewed by the U.S. administration as a chance to set the seal on improving ties since he won the 2015 March election.

My Instagram account cloned, Flavour Nabania cries out

Flavour

Highlife hotshot Flavour Nabania has warned of a fake account claiming to be his.
Flavour hit the Instagram on Sunday to warn his fans and business associates that he has no Instagram account that goes by the name “Flavour N’abania” and instructed that his genuine Instragam account goes by ‘2niteflavour’ which as at Sunday 1500hrs has 39.6k followers and 1172 folowing’

Cosby admitted pursuing younger women in deposition


(CNN)Bill Cosby said he had sexual relationships with at least five women and tried to hide the affairs from his wife, the New York Times reported Saturday.

Buhari will probe Jonathan’s govt – Presidency

There are many questions Nigerians are craving answers to concerning the Buhari administration. For instance, why  hasn’t the government  appointed Ministers  six  weeks after it was inaugurated? Why would President Muhammadu Buhari, as the  leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, not intervene in the free- for- all at the National Assembly? Is he disappointing the South-West zone which  massively voted for him at the polls?

My door is still open to marriage – Ayo Adesanya

Ayo Adesanya 


Voluptuously beautiful and sexy Ayo Adesanya has rightly made an entrance into the Nollywood hall of fame as she celebrates her 20th anniversary in the industry at the age of 45. The entire month of July, has been about accolades and ovation for the highly talented actress.

Siasia out to stop Devils

Siasia

The national Under-23  team coach Samson Siasia has his hands full today in Port Harcourt as his team faces its toughest test in the qualifying campaign for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Friday, 17 July 2015

Nigerians in South Africa to have Identity card


The Nigeria Union in South Africa said on Thursday that it had concluded arrangements to launch an identity card for Nigerians in the nine provinces of that country.

Helping Majek Fashek

Majek Fashek

FOR years, it was more of a rumour. But now, it is no longer a secret. No one can keep that kind of secret for long in these days of highly inquisitive and vibrant social media. It is official: iconic reggae star, Majekodunmi Fasheke, better known as “Majek Fashek the Rainmaker”, is a drug wreck.

My mathematical game makes primary one child solve WAEC mathematics – Dikeoha Okwu

                                 Dikeoha Okwu



Dr. Dikeoha Okwu studied at Corpus Christi College, Achi, Oji River LGA of Enugu State, and he went on to the University of California, Berkeley, Carlifornia, USA, where he majored in mathematics games and methods.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Man divorces wife over adultery

An Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Thursday granted a petitioner, Mr Muri Oderinde, his request for the dissolution of his 16-year-old marriage over adultery by his wife.

Arraigned for knocking down 2 policemen, where? when? & by who?

A driver, Omoyele James, who allegedly knocked down two policemen, was on Thursday hauled up before an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun.

You will not believe what a man did to a robber in Aba

Nemesis have caught up with a suspected robber, Chijioke Ikechi as a victim bite off his ear lobe during a robbery attack at No.9 Ukaegbu road, Ogbor Hill, Aba, Abia state.

Sport: 10 things you must know about Sunday Oliseh

Nigeria on Wednesday appointed Sunday Oliseh as coach on a three-year contract. Vanguard Online presents ten things you need to know about the Super Eagles gaffer.

Health: Researcher makes health products from African palm weevil, earthworm, snail

Snails

AS the world population grows, the need for increased food production arises, especially protein. Unfortunately, the process of increasing animal protein leads to increase in methane production, a greenhouse gas involved in global warming so the Food and Agricultural Organisation, FAO, in seeking for alternative, noted that insect protein has the potential to curb malnutrition problems.

Sport: You can’t play for Super Eagles henceforth - Oliseh

Oliseh



Coach Sunday Oliseh has fired a warning he will only consider players who feature in the top leagues overseas and at home.
Oliseh’s predecessor Stephen Keshi was known to call up players from the lower leagues overseas.
But the new Eagles supremo said this must change.

Sport: I’m not a Messiah , says Oliseh

Oliseh


Newly appointed Super Eagles Chief Coach, Sunday Oliseh has warned Nigerians not to expect too much from him because he is not coming as a Messiah even as he promised to give his best to ensure that the Nigerian national team returns to its pride of place among the comity of football playing nations.

Entertainment: I only had cold, says Oritsefemi



The camp of self-styled musical taliban, Oritsefemi has reacted to reports that the ‘Double Wahala‘ singer is currently hospitalised at The Premier Specialists’ Medical Centre, Lekki, for an unknown ailment.