Saturday, 3 October 2015

Abuja Bombings: Bomb blast in Nyanya, kills 2, injures 19‏, NEMA Rescue Victims

A bomb blast on Friday evening in Nyanya, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory ( FCT) has killed two persons and injured 19.

Mr Ishaya Chonoko, Coordinator of NEMA Abuja operations, who confirmed the figure, said the corpses of the two dead persons and one critically injured person were taken to the Asokoro general hospital.

He said that the remaining 18 persons were receiving treatment at the Nyanya general hospital.

"We have confirmed that 18 persons, who sustained injuries, are receiving treatment at the Nyanya General hospital.

It’s Nobody’s Business if I Don’t Live with My Husband – Ronke Oshodi-Oke

Busty actress, Ronke Oshodi-Oke, has had her fair share of controversies in the Nigerian movie industry. Among the many stories that have been peddled about her is the issue of her marriage because the fair skinned actress does not live with her husband.

In a chat with Saturday Beats, the actress said that her marriage is intact. She gave reasons why she does not live with her husband.
“Personally, I don’t like places that are noisy. If you live in certain places in Lagos, everybody would know your movement. I don’t like such places. I try to keep my life private. I don’t want people to know where my children school or any other private information about me. But my husband works in Surulere and he loves the area a lot. I don’t like the area. We have a family house there, so he stays there on weekdays and during the weekend, he comes home to meet me at Abule-Egba. I have been in that area for a very long time and it is very quiet. That is why we live separately.

Four-Year-Old Becomes Dumb After Rape by Father

Four-year-old Rebecca (not real name) was a normal baby when she was born. She was bubbling with life, but following several sexual assaults on her by her 37-year-old father, identified as Ademola, little Rebecca has lost her voice. She has not been able to talk for the past few weeks.

She looked forlornly and occasionally fell asleep in the arms of her mother, Folake, 32, who was visibly distressed as she explained to Saturday PUNCH how her husband of 14 years had been molesting their daughter.

Blessed with four children; three girls, including a set of twins, and a boy, she reminisced about how they used to live as one (happy) family in the Igando area of Lagos before things took a grim turn and she caught her husband committing one of the most gruesome crimes against their second daughter – sexual assault.

Condolence to Nigeria @ 55: Nigeria has Turned into One Big Comedy Club Where the President Cracking is His “Change” Joke - Etcetera

Is Nigeria getting worse? That is a very provocative question. I have found that most people that hate Nigeria are very eager to agree that Nigeria is getting worse, while a lot of those that love Nigeria are very hesitant to admit that Nigeria is in decline. Well, I am proud to be a Nigerian, but I cannot lie to myself or tell you that Nigeria is doing just fine. The evidence is undeniable. 

Our economy is ill and is rapidly getting worse. God handed us the resources to be one of the greatest economic machines in the world and we have wrecked it. But until we are willing to look in the mirror and admit how bad things have got, we won’t be ready for the solutions that are necessary. 

The truth is that there are things that we can do to reverse the decline. It does not have to be permanent. We have got away from the things that made Nigeria great, and we need to admit that we are on the wrong path and start fixing this country. But if we choose to continue down the road that we are currently on, it will lead us into the darkest chapters in Nigerian history.

Former Oil Minister Alison-Madueke Granted Bail, Passport Seized to Prevent Her Possible Flight From the UK

Nigeria’s former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, has been released from detention several hours after agents of the UK National Crime Agency arrested her from her plush flat in Westminster City in London.

Mrs. Alison-Madueke had been taken to the Charing Cross Police station in London where she was booked, interrogated and later granted bail. Our source in the UK disclosed that the former minister’s international passport was taken from her to prevent her possible flight from the UK. 

On her release, the former minister, who oversaw a series of controversial deals during her tenure as Petroleum Minister under President Goodluck Jonathan, returned to her flat on Edmund’s Terrace in Westminster City.

Friday, 2 October 2015

Nicki Minaj Squeezes into a Skintight Dress as She Parties with Meek Mill at Playhouse Night Club in Hollywood

Hip hop queen, Nicki Minaj squeezed into an elegant pin striped mini-dress, showing off her incredible figure as she partied with boyfriend Meek Mill at Playhouse Night Club in Hollywood...

My New Song, ``Somebody Great'', is a Prophesy to Inspire People to Greatness, Says Korede Bello

Korede Bello, the rave of the moment in the music industry, has said that his new song entitled ``Somebody Great’’, is a prophesy to inspire people to greatness.

Bello told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Friday that he wrote the song to make people visualise success in their minds and then work hard to achieve it.

The new song currently enjoys massive airplay on radio just like the first single, entitled ``Godwin’’.

Presidency Silent On Diezani Alison-Madueke’s Arrest

The Presidency in Nigeria has declined to comment on the arrest of former Petroleum Minister, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke.

When asked to confirm if the arrest was based on the request of the Nigerian Government, the response from the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, was “I will get back to you”.

Latest reports on the former Petroleum Minister’s arrest is that her house in Abuja was ransacked earlier on Friday by security operatives and some vital documents were removed.

Photos: Eucharia Anunobi Makes a Stunning Appearance at the Inaugural Tinsel Charity Ball in all White Ensemble

Eucharia Anunobi makes a stunning appearance at the the Inaugural Tinsel Charity Ball that was held last night, Thursday 1st October, at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos. See more photos inside...

EFCC Seals Abuja Home of Former Nigerian Minister, Alison-Madueke After She was Arrested in London

The immediate past Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, was on Friday arrested in London, PREMIUM TIMES can exclusively and authoritatively report.

The former minister, who was one of the most powerful officials of the President Goodluck Jonathan administration, was arrested Friday morning by the UK National Crimes Agency, alongside four other people. She was arrested for offences related to bribery, corruption and money laundering.

Operatives of Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on hearing her arrest, raided her home, few hours after she was arrested in London.

Nigeria @55 : Official Photos From Independence Day Anniversary parade at the Presidential Villa + Buhari's Speech

President Muhammadu Buhari and vice president Prof Yemi Osinbajo and other dignitaries during Nigeria's 55th Independence parade anniversary at the presidential villa Abuja on October 1, 2015.

Part of President Buhari's speech while addressing the nation in commemoration of Nigeria's 55th Independence Anniversary celebration. ‪
"....As I said in my inaugural speech, I bear no ill will against anyone on past events. Nobody should fear anything from me. We are not after anyone. People should only fear the consequences of their actions. I hereby invite everyone, whatever his or her political view to join me in working for the nation."

Pastor Arraigned for Defrauding Church Members of Millions in Car Deals

The Lagos State Police Command has arraigned one Pastor David Oladele before an Ebute-Meta Magistrate’s Court for allegedly defrauding his members of millions in car deals.

The pastor, along with others at large, allegedly defrauded six people by failing to remit profits from selling their cars, and issuing them dud cheques.

The vehicles that were obtained allegedly under false pretences included one Toyota Highlander, one Toyota pickup van, one Honda Odyssey, one Nissan Muraino and one Acura 3.2.

The police said the accused was given the vehicles to sell, but diverted the money into his personal accounts.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Naomi Campbell, 45, Strips Naked for Series of Raunchy Magazine Shoots, Showing Off Her Perfectly Toned Figure

Naomi Campbell has stripped naked for a new raunchy photos from her upcoming magazine shoots, showing off her flawless and ageless body.

She's been one of the world's leading supermodels for thirty years and the 45-year-old supermodel shows off her incredibly toned figure in the new black and white photos, wearing nothing but an open loose waistcoat, posing full frontal to show she's still got it...

Nigeria at 55: President Buhari and Senate President Bukola Saraki at the October 1 Independence Parade at the Presidential Villa

OCT 1 2015. President Muhammadu Buhari and Senate President Bukola Saraki at the October 1 independence parade at the Presidential Villa.

President Muhammadu Buhari also released the 55th anniversary pigeons, he is going to cut the anniversary cake at the ongoing celebration of Nigeria’s independence toady in Abuja. 

See more photos inside...

Mavin Star Artiste Dr Sid's Wife Shows Off Her Slim Figure To Celebrate Nigeria @ 55

Mavin star artiste Dr Sid's wife Simi shared this photo on her Instagram page with the caption:
Wearing the Nigerian flag colours in this #tbt Happy Independence Day my people! Happy New Month. God bless this great nation #birthdaymonth #proudlyNigerian.

The couple got married last year July 27th and they have a daughter together. See more photos inside...

Buhari: I’m Not On Revenge Mission --- Orders Audit of NNPC, CBN, FIRS

In line with his anti-graft postur­ing and change mantra, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a complete audit of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and other revenue generating agencies.
This is even as he challenged Nigerians to embrace his agenda for change arguing that change does not just happen. “You and I and all of us must appreciate that we all have our part to play if we want to bring change about. We must change our lawless habits, our attitude to public office and public trust. We must change our unruly behavior in schools, hospitals, market places, motor parks, on the roads, in homes and offices. To bring about change, we must change ourselves by being law-abiding citizens,” he said.

Miss New Nigeria Continental 2015 Lilian Obichendu, Releases New Photos To Mark Independence

Lilian Obichendu, Miss New Nigeria Continental 2015, is a Graduate from the Igbinedion University with a Major in law, has released new photos to mark Nigeria's 55th Independence. See more photos inside...

Read Full Text of the 55th Independence Anniversary Speech by President Buhari Today, 1st of October 2015

October 1st is a day for joy and celebrations for us Nigerians whatever the circumstances we find ourselves in because it is the day, 55 years ago; we liberated ourselves from the shackles of colonialism and began our long march to nationhood and to greatness.

No temporary problems or passing challenges should stop us from honoring this day. Let us remind ourselves of the gifts God has given us. Our Creator has bequeathed to us Numbers – Nigeria is the ninth most populated country on the planet. We have in addition:

· Arable land
· Water
· Forests
· Oil and gas
· Coastline
· Solid minerals

I Murdered My Father for Scolding Me After I Smoked Four Wraps of Indian Hemp ─ Son

Thirty-five-year-old Nelson, who stabbed his father, Sunday Oamen, to death, in Abesan Estate, in the Ipaja area of Lagos State, has said he did it because his father always scolded him. Oamen, who is currently being detained at the State Department of Criminal Investigation, Yaba, told Punch on Wednesday that he had smoked four wraps of Indian hemp before committing the crime.

He faulted his parents for not giving him enough training, adding that he hated them for always talking down on him. Our correspondent had reported last week Monday that Nelson, a suspected drug addict, stabbed his 75-year-old father to death on Friday, September 23.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Senate President Bukola Saraki To Read Ministerial List on Tuesday

Senate President, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki this evening received the list of Ministerial nominees sent to the Senate for screening by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The list was submitted in a sealed envelope by Chief of Staff to the President, Alhaji Abba Kyari and Senator Ita Enang, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Legislative Matters (Senate).

Dr. Saraki has, following the tradition of the Senate, decided that the envelope will remain sealed till Tuesday October 6, when during the plenary sitting of the Upper legislative chamber, it will be opened and the list read to Senators.

Yusuph Olaniyonu
Special Adviser to the Senate President (Media and Publicity)

Photos: Ini Edo Dazzles in Short Metallic Dress for the Official Opening of Her Night Club 'Mimz Lounge' In Lekki

Actress Ini Edo is officially opening her night club named Mimz Lounge in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, today 30th September, 2015.

Mimz Lounge has a rooftop lounge, and apart from being a night club, it also has a restaurant that serves African and continental dishes. Mimz is located on Durosinmi Etti drive, opposite Carol Court before Dowen College or 52a Omorinre Johnson Street, Lekki Phase 1.

Congratulations to her. See more photos inside...

Photo News: Saraki Finally Receives Ministerial List

Senate President, Olubukola Saraki has finally received the list of ministers to work in the cabinet of President Muhammadu. He shared photos on his social media page with the caption:
I can now confirm that I just received #Thelist of Ministerial nominees. About an hour ago, I received the list of President Muhammadu Buhari's ministerial nominees from the Chief of Staff to Mr. President, Abba Kyari, and the Special Adviser to Mr. President on National Assembly (Senate) Sen. Ita Enang.

See more photos inside... 

Checkout Psqaure's Adorable Kids, Aliona and Andre in Traditional Outfit Celebrating Nigerian Independence

They are so cute! See another photo inside...

Fulani Herdsmen are Like Satan, They Only Come to Kill, Steal and Destroy, They Should be Banned From the Entire South - Femi Fani Kayode

I support the call by Afenifere that all Fulani herdsmen should be banned from the south-west. Actually I believe that they should be banned from the entire south and not just the south west. I also stand by every word that I wrote in my widely published essay titled ''The Herdsmen From Hell''.

We do not want those that slaughter innocent people, including women and children, in our midst.Those that say that we must remain silent when aliens and vandals invade our land, rape our women and kill our people shall be put to shame. No matter what they say we will continue to expose and resist this evil.

Photos: Vice President Yemi Osibanjo Welcomes President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja

President Buhari arrives Abuja after a successful trip at the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York...

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