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Sunday, 31 July 2016

Withdraw military from Ijaw land, Clark, others tell FG

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State; elder statesmen, Chief Edwin Clark; and some prominent leaders including traditional rulers of the Ijaw nation drawn from the seven Niger Delta states, on Saturday, met in Warri, Delta State, over the resurgence of militancy in the region.
At the meeting, which was convened at the instance of Clark and held behind closed doors, the Ijaw leader said in his opening remark that unless Nigeria was restructured, marginalised voices would continue to rise against being treated as “second-class citizens in their own country.”

FG bans distribution of souvenirs at MDAs’ seminars

The Federal Government has banned the procurement and distribution of bags, T-shirts and other souvenirs at events such as Conferences and Seminars funded by Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
In a statement on Sunday in Abuja by the Director of Information, Federal Ministry of Finance, Mr Salisu Dambatta, said President Buhari had approved the ban following recommendations by the Efficiency Unit.

I have nine years before reaching menopause – Halima Abubakar

In a swift reaction to the mounting criticism that trailed her online ‘revelation’ penultimate week that she was looking forward to losing her ‘virginity’ and having kids, sultry Nollywood actress, Halima Abubakar, has lashed out at what she calls the negative stereotype of women in the make-believe industry.

#savemayowa: We won’t stop raising money, say entertainers

Last Monday, popular actress, Toyin Aimakhu posted a video on her Instagram asking people to help raise fund for  cancer patient, Mayowa Ahmed.
She contacted some of her colleagues and they spoke with one voice. They were all over social media begging people to donate whatever they could. In a rare display of compassion and solidarity by Nigerians,  over N32m was raised.
However, the joy that followed was cut short when news filtered into town that the fundraising was not transparent leading to the involvement of the police.

American Diver Becomes The First To Jump From A Plane Without A Parachute. Photos

An American skydiver has become the first to jump 25,000 feet from a plane without a parachute and land in a net. Luke Aikins, 42, completed the record-breaking Stride Gum Presents Heaven Sent stunt at the Big Sky movie ranch in Simi Valley, California, which was broadcast live on the Fox network on Saturday evening.


He hit the 100-by-100-foot net perfectly, quickly climbed out of it and walked over to hug his our-year-old son Logan and wife Monica who had been watching with other family members.

Iba monarch still with abductors – son

Oba Goriola Oseni
Prince Saheed Oseni, the son of the kidnapped Oba Yushau Oseni, traditional ruler of Iba town in Lagos state , on Saturday said the monarch was still in the captivity of his abductors, 14 days after.
The 74-year-old monarch was abducted in his Palace in Iba ‎on July 16 at about 8 p.m.
Oseni, who spoke in Lagos following the rumours that his father had been released, said that the monarch was still with the kidnappers.

Saturday, 30 July 2016

See What A Woman Did To Her Husband For "Sending Money To His Lover". Graphic Pic

According to reports making the rounds on social media, an angry wife went extreme length to show her jealousy after she caught her husband transferring money (50,000f) to another woman whom is allegedly having an affair with. To show her displeasure, she allegedly cut her husband's mouth with a sharp knife while in his sleep. How wicked is this.

Five things to avoid when chatting up someone

Communication between two strangers can be hard. Make them both of different genders and you have the world’s oldest mystery on your hands. Contrary to what our parents said, it’s not one of those things you get better at by being a good boy and reading your books. In fact, it seems to get worse the smarter you are.

Flood kills 14 wedding guests

At least 14 people were killed Saturday when a vehicle carrying wedding guests was washed off a mountainous road by floodwater and flung into a gorge, an official said.
“Dead bodies of 14 people had been retrieved, most of those killed and wounded were women and children,” Rahimullah Mehsud, a local government official of Khyber tribal district, where the incident took place, told AFP.

Why most women are not sexually satisfied

Sex has been described as one of the activities that boost closeness in marriage, but the lack of it, or its inadequacy, can equally be detrimental to the success of union.
This all-important activity is so vital that marriage counsellors and psychologists often advise couples not to joke with it, for the sake of keeping their homes together, even if they have to prepare a timetable for it, so that the needs of both parties can be well taken care of.

Friday, 29 July 2016

Delta to immortalise Stephen Keshi

As a mark of honour for his contribution to football in Nigeria, Delta state government has revealed that plans are underway to immortalise the late ex-Super Eagles coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, who passed away in June.
Deputy Governor, Barrister Kingsley Otuaro, who made the disclosure in his speech during the funeral mass for the late ex-footballer held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Illah, said Keshi was a good ambassador of the state.

Cleric arrested for marrying six-year-old girl

An elderly cleric has been arrested in Afghanistan after he married a six-year-old girl, officials said Friday, in the latest case highlighting the scourge of child marriages in the war-battered country.
Mohammad Karim, said to be aged around 60, was held in central Ghor province as he claimed her parents gave him the girl as a “religious offering”, officials said.

Have You Heard of These Top 10 Bible Foods With Healing Properties?

All throughout the Bible, references are made to the medicinal properties of foods and herbs.
Representing health and longevity from Almighty God, the importance of diet and of preparing and eating food was oftentimes seen as a spiritual act.
If you want to consume some of the most common foods mentioned for their health properties in the Bible, then try these top 10 healing foods.

FG workers threaten strike over unpaid salary arrears

FEDERAL senior civil servants have threatened to down tools over unpaid salary arrears, appealing to President Muhammadu Buhari to direct immediate payment of their backlog of salaries and allowances.

The workers said their patience had been overstretched. Speaking through their umbrella body, the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, ASCSN, the workers said the current state of affairs in the country, where sufferings had been lifted to a frightening level, was the time to settle the  arrears to calm all frayed nerves and restore normalcy in the system.

We’ll deal with civil servants who steal govt revenue- Obiano

GOVERNOR Willie Obiano of Anambra State has threatened to deal ruthlessly with civil servants in the state, who allegedly connive with revenue agents to swindle the state of huge sums of money, thereby sabotaging government’s efforts to shore up the state’s Internally Generated Revenue, IGR.

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Controversy over N32m raised to save cancer patient, Mayowa Ahmed sparks outrage on Twitter

Nigerians are taking to social media to show their displeasure about an upsetting report of an alleged fraud case surrounding the sum of N32m raised from the public to save cancer patient, Mayowa Ahmed.

28-yr-old Mayowa, a graduate of University of Lagos and an HB SS patient was diagnosed with bilateral Ovarian Mass Carcinoma, as stated in a diagnosis result sheet from the Reddington Hospital.

My husband dates four girls on our street

A 42-year-old woman, Mrs. Cecilia Ajayi, on Thursday pleaded with an Igando Customary Court in Lagos State to dissolve her marriage with her husband, John Ajayi, aged 46.
Cecilia, the petitioner, accused Ajayi, the defendant, to whom she had been married for 20 years of being as a womaniser.

Keshi did extraordinary things – Pinnick

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, on Thursday paid tribute to the late ex-Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, describing him as a super hero.
“I have always described him as a super hero because he was a super hero. He did not do things that were regular he did things that were extraordinary,” Pinnick said at the funeral mass for Keshi.

Apple sells its billionth iPhone

Apple announced the sale of its billionth iPhone on Wednesday, nine years after the smartphone first went on sale.
"We never set out to make the most, but we've always set out to make the best products that make a difference," Apple CEO Tim Cook said at an employee meeting on Wednesday, according to a statement. "Thank you to everyone at Apple for helping change the world every day."

Cockroach milk is the protein drink you didn't know you've been missing

A little cockroach milk with those cookies? Chock full of protein, the insect milk may someday be transformed into a food supplement worthy of human consumption, new research indicates.
Scientists have found that the Pacific Beetle Cockroach feeds its bug babies a formula which is remarkably rich in protein, fat and sugar.

Movie producers always bother me for sex – Halima Abubakar

Controversial Nollywood actress, Halima Abubakar, says movie producers and directors are fond of demanding sex from actresses, especially up and coming ones.
The busty thespian said the weirdest demand a movie producer ever asked of her was sex.
Speaking with Broadway Africa TV, she said, “I have spent so many years in Nollywood having started as a child actor.

FG to start free feeding of 5.5million students in September

The Federal Government has confirmed that it will commence its National Home Grown School Feeding Programme in September with 5.5 million pupils nationwide.

I will never apologise, Jibrin replies Dogara

The former Chairman of the House of Representatives’ Appropriation Committee, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has said he will never apologise to the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, for accusing him of corruption.
Jibrin, who was removed as Chairman of the Appropriation Committee last week, had accused Dogara of removing him because he refused to allocate projects worth N40bn to the speaker in the 2016 budget.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Former Muslim man writes letter to Christians

Editor’s note: Ishaku Abdul’rahman Mohammed, a man who converted to Christianity, writes open letter to Christians. The author calls them “senseless” and advises not to be lured with to change their religion. In the first letter the author narrates about the ways of Islamisation agenda in Nigeria. In the second parts he explains, with Islamic teachings why Muhammadu Buhari is making some of his moves without caring about the feelings and sensibilities of Christians in Nigeria.

I can’t wait to be disvirgined – Halima Abubakar

Controversial Nollywood actress, Halima Abubakar has disclosed that she is still a virgin.
The 31-year-old actress made this known on her Instagram page @halimabubakar on Tuesday.

Simple Remedy Gets Rid Of Tooth Plaque, Tartar, And Bleeding Gums Without Pain

Evolution is a long, slow process, but the march of human progress works much, much faster. As a result, there are a lot of parts of modern life that we haven’t actually fully adapted to yet. Our teeth evolved to eat raw foods that required a good, hard chew.
Unfortunately, we’ve started to eat soft foods which don’t require as much chewing. This, in turn, can lead to the buildup of yellow-brown plaque on your teeth.

INEC messing up democracy, says Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has said that the Independent National Electoral Commission is messing up democracy in the country with its handling of elections under the President Muhammadu Buhari government.
The governor described the postponement of the Rivers State rerun elections and the alleged manipulation of the Imo North Senatorial election as another dangerous signal of what Nigerians should expect in 2019.

Ambassadorial nominees unable to recite national anthem, pledge

The Senate on Tuesday began the screening of the 47 ambassadorial nominees sent to it by President Muhammadu Buhari for legislative approval.
Buhari had on June 9 sent to the Senate 47 names of Nigerians to be screened and confirmed as career diplomats.
The President, in the letter personally signed by him and dated June 6, 2016, requested the Senate to approve the list at the shortest possible time.

Reduce wastages, merge MDAs, Obasanjo tells govs

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has urged governors in the 36 states of the federation to reduce the cost of governance in their various domains by merging ineffective Ministries, Departments and Agencies with viable ones.
This, he said, should be part of measures to make them economically buoyant, given the current economic downturn in the country.

Monday, 25 July 2016

PHOTOS: Saraki receives FIFA President, Infantino

President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki on Monday received visiting FIFA President Gianni Infantino at the Senate President’s Conference Room at the National Assembly.

I will act nude any day, my future husband will have to understand – Actress, Chelsea Eze

Nollywood actress, Chelsea Eze has disclosed she can act nude if the pay is eye catchy enough.
She said acting nude doesn’t mean one is a whore, it only goes to show how much of a professional actress one is.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

BREAKING: Adeboye visits family of murdered Redeemed preacher

The General Overseer, the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye on Tuesday paid a condolence visit to the family of Mrs. Eunice Olawale, who was murdered while preaching in Kubwa, a satellite town in Abuja.

Final year UNILAG undergraduate dies in hostel

A 500-level undergraduate of the University of Lagos, Odusami Matthew, has died after slumping at the Biobaku Hostel.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Matthew, a student at the Estate Management Department, was playing football with some of his friends on Friday when he slumped.

Who is to be blame for delayed corruption cases, judiciary or EFCC?

The delay cannot be attributed to the judiciary. It is caused by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the defending lawyers.

With regards to EFCC, most times, they do not conclude their investigations. They only carry out investigations and convict suspects on the pages of newspapers. When they eventually take suspects to court, they do not have the evidence to prove their cases.

Sunday, 10 July 2016

I have not been calling Toyin Aimakhu, she has been calling me – Adeniyi Johnson

Actor and ex-husband of popular Yoruba actress, Toyin Aimakhu, Adeniyi Johnson has described reports that he is making moves to bring back his wife as a blatant lie.
He said that since the marriage broke up, he had not thought of going back, adding that it was Toyin who had been calling and pleading for reunion.

Smoking almost killed me – Yeni Kuti

First daughter of late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Yeni, has revealed why she stopped smoking.
She said she only quit smoking three years ago so as to stay alive for her only daughter, Rolari.

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Parents tackle teacher for flogging pupil

A teacher of the Faith Academy, Gowon Estate, Lagos, has reportedly been charged to court after a pupil she flogged sustained serious injuries.

The tutor, identified simply as Mrs. Onakoya, reportedly flogged Michael Modupe, a JS3 pupil after a misdemeanour, leaving him with cane marks and serious injuries.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Messi to appeal 21-month sentence for tax fraud

Barcelona star player Lionel Messi has said he will appeal the court ruling, declaring him guilty of tax fraud.

5 Tips to Free up Space on Your Android Device

Today’s Android smartphones have both inbuilt phone memories which should be enough to store movies, songs, apps and documents.
However, sooner or later your device may become slow, sluggish and unresponsive because it is filled with all sorts of unnecessary data.

To create more room on your device, Jumia Travel, shares 5 tips on how to gain more space on your Android device. Uninstall unused apps. Apps are tempting to download because it boosts interest, enhances engagement and ensures ease of access to services.

Playfully: 7-yr-old kills househelp with father’s gun

Police in Abia State  are currently investigating the death of a female househelp allegedly killed by a toddler with his lawyer-father’s gun in Aba.

Meanwhile, security agents in the state have launched efforts to rescue a kidnapped Medical Director of Abia State Polytechnic, Aba.

Gang chops off DPO’s ear during arrest

The Anambra State Police Command on Monday paraded a nine-man gang that had been terrorising Nanka community in Orumba North Local Government Area of the state.
Members of the gang led by one Ifedilichukwu Nwankwo allegedly chopped off one of the ears of a Divisional Police Officer of Ajali Division (name withheld) who was at Nanka to effect their arrest.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Any photo contest account in my name is a scam – Olajumoke Orisaguna

The ‘Agege’ bread seller turned model, Olajumoke Orisaguna, has warned her followers to beware of falling victims to fraudsters disguising as her.

Couple torture toddler to death for rejecting breakfast

A Singaporean mother who tortured her two-year-old son to death for not eating his breakfast and disobeying her was jailed along with her boyfriend on Tuesday for what the court described as the couple’s “senseless brutality”.

Rio Olympics: Brazil to distribute 9 million condoms

Brazil’s government will hand out nine million condoms for free around Rio de Janeiro during the Olympics in August, a push meant to encourage safe sex and also defend the Amazon rainforest.
Rio’s local Olympic organising committee said about 450,000 of the sustainably-produced condoms would be destined for athletes and staff housed in the Olympic Village.

$1.6bn fraud: Diezani’s ally, Omokore, ex-NNPC GMD, others arraigned

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday arraigned before a Federal High Court in Abuja a businessman, Mr. Jide Omokore, who is also an ally of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, on nine counts of alleged crude oil fraud involving $1.6bn.

Monday, 4 July 2016

BREAKING: Buhari removes Kachikwu as NNPC GMD, appoints Baru

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday approved the appointment of of Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru as the new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.

The appointment was contained in a statement by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina.
With the latest appointment, Baru replaced Dr. Ibe Kachikwu who has been doubling as the Minister of State, Petroleum Resources and GMD, NNPC.

BREAKING: CBN takes over Skye Bank

The Central Bank of Nigeria has taken over the Board and management of Skye Bank Plc after the lender failed to meet the regulator’s minimum key liquidity and capital adequacy ratios.
The Central Bank Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, disclosed this at a news conference, which was held at the CBN’s head office in Lagos.

I have forgiven Akpororo – Kate Henshaw

Popular Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw, who last week called out comedian Akpororo for using her name and image to promote his show without seeking her approval, said she has forgiven him.
Henshaw had put up a post through social media issuing the comedian 48 hours ultimatum to apologise and withdraw her name and image from all his publicity materials.

14 Nigeria prisons officers suspended over Abuja jailbreak

The Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB) has approved the suspension of four senior officers following the recent escape of two high profile inmates, Solomon Amodu and Maxwell Ajukwu, from Kuje Medium Security Prison.

How Buhari, governors can be arrested, prosecuted while in office — Falana

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana, on Saturday said the era of absolute immunity had gone and that President Muhammadu Buhari, his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo and  governors who committed criminal act could be arrested while in office and taken for trials.

Mr. Falana said this while speaking on: “Limit of executive immunity” in Benin to mark the 60th birthday of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) of Edo, Prof. Julius Ihonvebere.

EFCC arrests wanted ex-deputy gov, Omisore

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, who was declared wanted about a month ago.

Sunday, 3 July 2016

We want to dialogue with Niger Delta Avengers, others – Nigerian Government

The Nigerian government has expressed its commitment to dialogue with militants in the Niger Delta.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, said on Saturday that the presence of soldiers in the region does not mean the government was opposed to dialogue.