Wednesday, 1 July 2015
ECA: Allegation of Withdrawal of $2.1Billion Without Authorisation is False Malicious and Totally Without Foundation - Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Former Minister of finance said that allegation that she withdrew 2.1billion dollars from the Excess Crude Account was false.
This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Paul Nwabuikwu, spokesman to Okonjo-Iweala, on Tuesday in Abuja.
"The allegation by some governors that former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala spent 2.1 billion dollars out of the Excess Crude Account without authorisation is false, malicious and totally without foundation.
“We will kill you today. When we kill you, other journalists will leave this place alone.” Four suspected smugglers yelled as they pummeled a journalist, Yomi Olomofe. Not done, the hoodlums, after about 10 minutes of battering, took their victim to a refuse dump nearby, pummelled him some more, and left him for dead.
Olomofe was reportedly battered by the suspected smugglers on the premises of the Nigerian Customs Service office in Seme, Badagry, Lagos State. He was attacked at about 4pm last Thursday, June 25. Olomofe had been invited to the NCS premises for an assignment. He explained that the suspected smugglers beat him up on the claim that he wrote against their activities in the Seme area.
Tuesday, 30 June 2015
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday appointed Mrs Amina Bala Zakari Acting Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) after Attahiru Jega, retired and handed over to Ahmed Wali as acting capacity pending the president's appointment.
A statement from the office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mr. Danladi Kifasi, said Mrs Amina Bala Zakari's appointment takes effect from 30th June 2015.
Until her appointment, Mrs. Zakari served as a National Electoral Commissioner at INEC.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have officially split just one day after their 10th wedding anniversary. The couple, who married on June 29, 2005, confirmed they were divorcing in a joint statement, the couple said:
"After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce," the couple tells PEOPLE in a joint statement. "We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time. This will be our only comment on this private, family matter. Thank you for understanding."
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega, retired from INEC on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, alongside six National Commissioners. Former President Goodluck Jonathan appointed him as Chairman on June 30, 2010.
The handover ceremony was conducted behind closed-doors at the Commission in Abuja, where Jega handed over the mantle of leadership to a National Commissioner from Sokoto State, Ambassador Ahmed Wali. The new Acting Chairman will serve in an acting capacity pending the appointment of a permanent Chairman by the President.
See more photos from the handover inside...
Naomi Campbell Shows Off Her Stunning Figure in Gold Cutaway Swimsuit and Black Lace Bra as She Slays For La Perla Campaign
Naomi Campbell is beyond fabulous as she models the latest range of racy lingerie for La Perla.
The 45-year-old who is still one of the most sought-after supermodels in the world, as she showcases flawless body in a metallic gold cutaway swimsuit for luxury Italian underwear brand La Perla
The Luxury lingerie company just named her as the new face of their F/W15 campaign, and it is gorgeous. She's still got it! See more photos inside...
Caroline Danjuma Proves She's 28 by Sharing Her Masters Degree ID Card After Fans Accuse Her of Denying Her Age
Nollywood actress and mother of three Caroline Danjuma who celebrated her 28th birthday few days ago, but her fans refused to believe she is 34 and not 28. To prove her age, she posted her masters degree ID card, yet some of her followers said it is not genuine.
Read some of the response from her fans inside...
NNPC Spent N3.8 Trillion Between 2012 and 2015, Which is Much More Than the Cost of Running the Federal Government.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) earned a total of N8.1 trillion between 2012 and 2015, but only remitted N4.3 trillion into the federation account, the National Economic Council (NEC) chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said.
The NEC, which was inaugurated only on Monday, also said the Goodluck Jonathan administration spent $2.1 billion from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) without securing the approval of the NEC).
The body therefore set up a four-member committee comprising Governors of Adams Oshiomhole (Edo), Ibrahim Dankwanbo Gombe, Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna) and Emmanuel Udom (Akwa Ibom) to examine the books and submit a report by its next meeting scheduled for July 23.
Caitlyn Jenner Steps Out Looking Glamorous Wearing a Tight Bandage Dress for Dinner in New York City
Caitlyn Jenner looks glamorous wearing a plunging neckline bandage dress making sure all eyes were on her as she stepped out for dinner in New York City. The 65-year-old reality star and former Olympian looked positively radiant while clutching a small metallic handbag. See more photos inside...
Dance Queen Kaffy Celebrate Her 35th Birthday, Says Life Has Been a Blast, Bitter, Sweet, Ugly, Beautiful
Kaffy shared this message on her Instagram page today to mark her 35th birthday. She wrote:
I thank God for today as it marks the day my wonderful parents brought me to this world to explore, learn ,share and be fulfilled .i am still on that journey 35 years after and life has been a blast.bitter,sweet,ugly,beautiful,ups and downs , crooked and straight in all of this God is manifesting and am a testimony of a lot of His Glory. I thank everyone I have ever encountered wether it ended with smiles or frowns you all made me who I am today.
A 70-year old woman, Mrs. Saratu Rahman, aka Iya Ogbomoso, from Offa, in the Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State, has killed herself with a razor blade. Our correspondent gathered on Monday that the woman, a mother of four, cut her throat with the razor blade.
A neighbour, who identified herself simply as Yetunde, said when she and other neighbours heard Rahman screamed, they rushed to her room and saw her in a pool of blood. She stated that they contacted the police, adding that she was later rushed to a hospital where she was treated for two days before she eventually died. She said,
“When we got into the room, we saw Mama in a pool of blood. We invited the police. She was rushed to the Lamode Hospital. The policemen later found the blade that Mama used to cut herself.”
In a self-confession audio tape of the septuagenarian, which was made available to PUNCH Metro, Rahman said,
Monday, 29 June 2015
Chibok Girls Have Been Forced To Join Boko Haram and Carrying Out Killings Themselves, Escapees Tell BBC
Some of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped have been forced to join Islamist militant group Boko Haram, the BBChas been told. Witnesses say some are now being used to terrorise other captives, and are even carrying out killings themselves.
The testimony cannot be verified but Amnesty International says other girls kidnapped by Boko Haram have been forced to fight. 219 schoolgirls from Chibok, are still missing, more than a year after they were kidnapped from their school in northern Nigeria. Many of those seized are Christians.
Three women who claim they were held in the same camps as some of the Chibok girls have told the BBC's Panorama programme that some of them have been brainwashed and are now carrying out punishments on behalf of the militants.
Photos: Genevieve Looking Sexy In Mini Gown as She Steps Out for a Meeting with Regional Director, Mnet West Africa
Top Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji shared this photo on her Instagram page wearing for meeting with Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu ( Regional Director Mnet West Africa ). She is simply a phenomenal woman! See more photos inside...
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered Nigeria’s security agents to arrest his brother-in-law for allegedly extorting money from an unnamed businessman, a close confidante of the Nigerian leader told SaharaReporters. He said the suspect, named Musa Yola, was the immediate younger brother of Mr. Buhari’s wife.
Our source disclosed that the suspect, also addressed as “Alhaji Yola,” reportedly received N300 million from a businessman after promising to provide his dupe with political access to secure an oil block from the Buhari administration. According to our source, Mr. Buhari personally ordered last Monday night that Mr. Yola be produced before him in handcuffs in the company of the businessman he duped.
Comedian Alibaba who recently celebrated his 50th birthday has shared 50 things that can kill an artiste's career. Enjoy!
1. Not understanding the business 2. Failure to research 3. Poor financial management skills 4. Charges and discounts 5. Pride and arrogance 6. Expensive Lifestyle 7. Taking game changers for granted 8. Bad health 9. Peer pressure 10. Lack of quality education 11. Wicked contracts 12. Failure to take risks 13. Not matching up to competition 14. Not networking 15. Failure to weigh consequences of decisions 16. Wanting to be everything 17. Hangers on who don't build or contribute but only take 18. I have arrived 19. Side chicks 20. India hemp 21. Complacency 22. Bad PR 23. Rent 24. Baby momma 25.
A Beninoise, Kwenume Ojo, aka Abiodun, has been arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly killing her husband, Jimoh Ojo, 32, in the Yaba area of the state. PUNCH Metro learnt that Kwenume put poison in her husband’s soft drink and forced it down his throat while he slept on the bed.
Our correspondent gathered that the 17-year-old suspect took the poison from a relative of her boyfriend after she was forced to marry Jimoh. The incident happened on Friday on Apolo Street, the Makoko area of Lagos. When our correspondent visited the area, he met a crowd of residents and family members who said the victim’s corpse had been deposited in a mortuary.
2015 BET Award, Best Dressed Stars at the Red Carpet: Kelly Rowland, Nicki Minaj, Gabrielle Union, Fabolous, & More Pose It Up
The 2015 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in LA on June 28 brought out sexy, show-stopping looks on the red carpet. Stars from Zendaya to Nicki Minaj, Laverne Cox and Ciara, the red carpet was seriously star-studded and the fashion was beyond fierce. See more photos inside...
Sunday, 28 June 2015
Tiwa Savage Speaks About Pregnancy, Says its is the Most Spiritual, Emotional, Physical Journey I Have Ever Been Through
Pregnant Tiwa Savage shared this emotional post on her Instagram page, talking about the laststage of her pregnancy. She said:
The very last part of pregnancy can be very emotional ... A part of you just wants the baby out because of the physical strain it has over your whole body but a part of you will miss those precious private moments that only you and your baby share...moments when your baby kicks or moves and only both of you experience it, when you feel hiccups or when you know when baby is sleeping or awake...this is the most spiritual, emotional, physical journey I have ever been through and I will miss getting away with so much lol especially with hubby, like him getting me food in the middle of the night, helping me put my shoe on, comforting me while I'm crying over silly things like its raining outside or because I feel unattractive. Sorry @teebillz323 soon be over I am so blessed. God has been faithful to me...#takeyourtimebaby #getashealthyaspossibleinthere #mummyanddaddyloveyou #stillpregnant #iwalklikeapenguinnow #waitingpatientlytomeetyou ❤️
Bukola Saraki was Reportedly Charged with Theft of N510,000 at Societe Generale Bank of Nigeria in the 1990s
According to SaharaReporters, some police officers found out that Bukola Saraki, who is Nigeria's Senate President, was a petty thief as of 1990, he was actually charged with theft of N510,000 at Societe Generale Bank of Nigeria.
The officers warned in a report that Saraki was about to liquidate the bank by looting it, but no one listened until his siblings, cronies and relatives eventually did.
See some of the evidence inside...
Pastor Gives Out 22 cars, Millions of Naira Ranging from N50,000 to N500,000 and Unveils 33 Book Titles to Celebrate His Birthday in Abuja
The Senior Pastor of Champions Royal Assembly, Kubwa, Abuja, Joshua Iginla, on Sunday gave out 22 cars and millions of naira ranging from N50,000 to N500,000. The pastor, who celebrated his birthday and that of his wife at the service, also unveiled 33 book titles written by him.
Presenting the cars, among which were 10 SUV cars to the beneficiaries, Iginla challenged the well-to-do in the society to assist the less-privileged. The pastor, who said that he had tasted poverty and knew how it felt, said the less-privileged of today could become important personalities tomorrow.