Wednesday, 31 August 2016

When You're Extra Successful, You Don't Try To Impress, Noise Is For Empty Vessels - Okey Bakassi Speaks On Mark Zuckerberg's Visit To Nigeria

Mark Zuckerberg was in Yaba, Lagos yesterday.

$200m (N81.4billion) Halliburton Cash ‘Blown On Presidential Helicopter’ For Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan

Detectives probing the whereabouts of the $200m (N81.4billion) fines paid by five companies involved in the $180million Halliburton bribery scam have made a major discovery.

The cash was allegedly blown on the purchase of a security helicopter for ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, The Nation learnt yesterday.

A former Minister of Finance is under investigation for releasing the cash to the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), which was then headed by the late Gen. Owoye Azazi.

According to sources, the EFCC spent months to trace the $200million which was allegedly remitted into a CBN account.

Relationship Contract / Insurance: "People Always Get Heart Broken Because They Always ASSUME But Never Just Ask A Simple Question I A Relationship" - Adejoro Olumofin

Relationships are like business ventures. In a business a smart Entrepreneur protects his/her fixed and liquid assets ; which may be his personnel, cars , buildings , equipments etc through Contracts/ Insurance because he doesn't want to acquire a huge loss if any mishap occurs. 

Assets in relationships are the heart, mind and body and they must be Protected by relationship Laws, rules and insurance to prevent heartbreak. A lot of ladies add unnecessary body counts, become sidechicks, waste precious time because they never asked simple questions or stated their intent or acted on their new goals to their new catch as a result of emotions and excitement.

▪️Fellas : Do you ever wonder why a lady would ask you who am I to you just after sex? ( can it not be annoying giving that never talked about anything relationship wise?)

Photos Of Nigerian-American Artist, Jidenna Arriving Lagos, Nigeria

Nigerian-American artist Jidenna Theodore Mobisson, known professionally as Jidenna, is currently in Nigeria.

The ‘Classic Man’ crooner, is reportedly in Nigeria to advance his anticipated introduction collection, ‘Long Live The Chief.’ His visit will incorporate a restrictive collection dispatch occasion which will occur at Hard Rock Cafe in Lagos. 

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Chris Brown ARRESTED For Assault With A Deadly Weapon After Woman Claims He Pulled A Gun On Her In His House

Another day, another day of Chris Brown foolery. Reports went from a woman filing a police report saying Chris pulled a gun on her and kicked her out of her house, to police gunning for Breezy. Again.

The girl in question, is Miss California Regional 2016 Baylee Curran.  She came to the house with one of Chris' friends.  She was not invited there by Chris and he kicked her out.  

According to TMZ:
"... she had partied with Chris in the past and he was always nice, but this time he appeared to be out of it ... on drugs or alcohol. 
She says she came to his house with a friend, spent a little time in the hot tub, and then walked back inside where a member of Chris' crew was displaying a piece of jewelry. Baylee says when she admired it the guy went nuts, and then Chris followed suit by demanding she "get the f*** out" and pointed a gun at her. 

"I Used To Sell Garri But Fashola Demolished My Shop" - Police Arrest Robbers Who Spend Six Hours In Victim’s House

The Anti-Robbery Squad of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, has arrested a four-man gang that had allegedly been terrorising residents of the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the suspects – Akin Ayotunde, Isaac Ogbonna, Sola Dede and Sodiq Lawal – specialised in lurking around houses at night and switching off their victims’ generators before attacking them.

They, however, met their Waterloo last Thursday when they were arrested after invading the apartment of one Bello Hakeem in the Igbe area.

The suspects spent six hours in the victim’s duplex and went away with his car, generator, money, phones, Automated Teller Machine cards, modems, laptops and cash.

Sex With Snake Video Among Extreme Porn Found On Nigerian Doctor's Phone In UK, Court Told

A doctor was caught with a stash of "extreme" pornography, including a video of a man having sex with a snake, a court heard. 

Cyprian Okoro, 55, allegedly stored the images on his Samsung mobile phone having received them via mobile messaging app WhatsApp, the Old Bailey heard. The defendant is on trial charged with five counts of possessing pornography of a "grossly offensive, disgusting or otherwise obscene character". 

They included three videos of a woman having sex with a dog, one of a man having sex with a snake and one of a woman having sex with a horse, jurors were told. Okoro is also accused of one charge of possessing indecent images of a child relating to a video of a two-year-old boy. 

Photo: Comedian Akpororo Welcomes Baby Girl, 'Princess of Roro Kingdom'

The comedian Akpororo announced the arrival of his first child, a baby girl on his Instagram page yesterday. 

Congratulations to him.

24-Year-Old Security Guard Arrested For Molesting Employer’s 10-Year-Old Daughter

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 24-year-old security guard, Ossai Sylvester, for allegedly sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl in the Victoria Island area of the state.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Sylvester, who was employed to guard a private apartment on Teslim Elias Close, was arrested on Monday by the Victoria Island Police Division for allegedly sucking the breast of the victim, who is also his employer’s daughter.

A police source told our correspondent that the suspect also inserted his finger into the private parts of the 10-year-old, before the employer caught him and reported to the police.

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg In Nigeria, Excited About Technology Drive At The Co-Creation Hub In Yaba

Facebook’s Chief Executive Officer, Mark Zuckerberg, is currently in Nigeria to see how Facebook can better support technology development and entrepreneurship in the country and other African nations.

The Facebook CEO visited a ‘Summer of Code Camp’ at the Co-Creation Hub in Yaba, otherwise known as the Silicon Valley of Nigeria, as one of his first stops on the trip.

CcHub opened in 2011 and at the time did not have an office. Five years later, they have occupied three floors and the roof of a building. At the CcHub, people can learn how to code; developers can get help, launching their first products, and find mentors and funding. At CcHub, Zuckerberg met with developers such as Temi Giwa, who runs a platform called Life Bank that makes blood available when and where it is needed in Nigeria. Life Bank saves lives by mobilising blood donations, taking inventory of all blood available in the country, and delivering blood in the right condition to where it is needed.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Kim, Kanye, North And Saint West Enjoys A Day Out During Shopping Trip In NYC After MTV VMAs

Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, North and the newest addition to the family, nine-month-old Saint were seen shopping in New York after the Yeezus rapper fell short of a moonman on Sunday night at the MTV VMAs.

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Kaduna Wants Life Jail For Rapists, Especially Elderly Men Whose Victims Are Minors Within The Range Of Three To Six

The Kaduna State Government has proposed life imprisonment for rapists in the new Child Right Bill forwarded to the state House of Assembly for passage into law.

 The Deputy Director, Civil Litigation in the state’s Ministry of Justice, Mr. Irimiya Samson, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna.

 Samson explained that the development became necessary, following incessant cases of rape, particularly of minors, being recorded daily in the state.

 He noted that the current penalty for rape in the Penal Code was very light, as such it was important to make the law more strict to curtail the ugly trend.

Graphic Photo: Man Stabs Neighbor To Death For Selling Him Phone With Faulty Battery In Imo State

A young man allegedly stabbed his neighbor on the chest on Monday for selling him a phone with a faulty battery.

The sad incident happened at Ibe street, Orji, Imo state yesterday at about 3:15pm. The suspect ran away after the man died.

He was later apprehened and handed over to the police.

The #CartoonLovingPresident: Google Buhari And You Will Not Find Him Reading A Book - Reno Omorki Throws Shot At President Buhari

Let me start this piece by asking my readers to perform an exercise that may give an explanation for why our economy is the way it is today.

Google 'Obama reading a book' or 'Cameron reading a book' or even 'Jonathan reading a book' and you would find multiple pictures of these individuals doing just that, but Google 'Buhari reading a book' and you will not find even one picture of the President reading a book.

Yet his spokesman tells us that President Muhammadu Buhari's favorite part of a newspaper is the cartoon section. Should we then be surprised by the state of the economy?

Troops Clear Livestock And Armed Bandits Camps, Arrest Notorious Bandits Recovers Livestock In Kaduna And Zamfara States

Troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army on operations aimed at dealing with the menace of livestock rustling, armed banditry and other forms of criminality have killed an armed bandit, arrested some, cleared camps and recovered livestock in Kaduna and Zamfara States.

Yesterday the troops arrested a notorious cattle rustler named Isah Fulani at Mararrabar Jos, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Similarly, the troops have also killed the leader of an livestock and armed banditry gang called Guruguru Magaji at Tashar Nakau, Ikara Local Government Area, in a fierce exchange of gun fire yesterday. The troops recovered a Revolver Pistol and 6 locally fabricated 9mm rounds of ammunition from him.

Sacked Worker Steals 28 TV Sets, Opens Shop In Lagos State

A casual worker, Johnson Adebowale, has been arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly stealing 28 television sets on Victoria Island.

PUNCH Metro learnt that 45-year-old Adebowale took the items shortly after he was sacked by his employers, Atlantic Exhibition Nigeria Limited.

It was learnt that the suspect sneaked into the store where the company kept some electronics gadgets and loaded 28 television sets into a truck he brought for the mission.

He was said to have transported the stolen TV sets to his home in the Ibafo area of Ogun State.

Court Remands Catholic Priest For Allegedly Raping A 10-Year-Old Girl

A Gudu Upper Area Court, Abuja, on Monday remanded the parish priest of the Church of Assumption, Asokoro, Rev. Fr. Anthony Ochigbo, in police custody, for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ochigbo was arraigned on one count of rape.

It was learnt that the victim’s mother, one Grace Obong of Kuruduma village, Asokoro, Abuja, had attended a programme at the suspect’s parish with her two daughters, aged 10 and eight.

At the end of the programme, the suspect was said to have urged Obong to leave the two girls behind to spend the night with him, to which she agreed.

Monday, 29 August 2016

Pregnant Blac Chyna Poses Nude On The Cover Of Paper Magazine

Kim Kardashian 'broke the internet' with her nude Paper magazine cover two years ago and Blac Chyna, aka "Angela Kardashian" is looking to outdo her with her own nude cover on Paper magazine, showing off her very round baby bump. 

However, it was all love because Kim was there to give Chyna some sisterly advice. See more sizzling photos inside...

Gov. Fayose Signs Ekiti State Open Grazing Prohibition Bill Into Law, Threatens To Charge Herdsman Who Violates It Terrorism Plus 6 Months Jail

The photo above shows Gov. Fayose signing the Ekiti State Open Grazing Prohibition Bill into law in the presence of over 3,000 Traditional Chiefs in the govt house, Ado Ekiti today. 

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There Is Great Fear In Nigeria And Most People May Have Concluded That The CHANGE Mantra Was Only 419 - Charly Boy

My people, I no go lie, fear dey catch me for the future of our country.

I know that there is no vaccine against mismanagement/incompetence. Most Naijas may have concluded that the CHANGE mantra was only 419. There is great fear in the land, most people are not sure where the country is headed, and what many Nigerians are asking is whether you feel us, your subjects, if you feel our plight at all.

I see so many of my people walking with their heads dangling over their shrinking shoulders, being swept by hunger and poverty in the land of plenty. God are you there?

My Wife Always Beats Me, Man Urged Court To Dissolve His 13-Year-Old Marriage

A 46-year-old man, Ogah Alexander, has told a Mararaba Upper Area Court that his wife, Helen, beats him because he is physically challenged.

He urged the court to dissolve his 13-year-old marriage which was blessed with four children, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

He said, “My wife beats and disrespects me because I am deformed in my hand.”

The petitioner said he once bought a car for his wife but she gave the car to her pastor without his knowledge or consent.

Man Sets Wife, Son, Daughter Ablaze For Refusing To Sell Their Three-Bedroom Apartment

A 43-year-old teacher, Gbemisola Edward, and her 11-year-old daughter, Dolapo, have been confirmed dead at an Ogun State hospital after suffering from severe burns.

The woman’s husband, Joshua, was said to have poured petrol on her, their daughter, and his seven-year-old son, Samson, and set fire on them.

PUNCH Metro learnt the incident happened on Thursday on Augustine Street, Ire Akari Estate, in the Ifo Local Government Area, Ogun State, after a disagreement between the couple.

Gbemisola’s son, Joshua Babatunde, 16, who escaped by a whisker, said his stepfather had wanted his mother to sell their three-bedroomed apartment, but she refused.

Comedian Julius Agwu Reportedly Hospitalized In London After A Relapse Of His Brain Tumour

Goldmynetv reports that Nigerian top comedian, Julius Agwu is presently in a bad shape at a London hospital. Recall that Julius recently survived a brain surgery. Feelers from Dublin his first arrival point chipped in that he was not entirely looking good all through his short stay in Ireland before the relapse occurred in London.

Julius was conspicuously absent at his London show on Sunday but was supported by Ali Baba and others who rallied round to cover up for his absence.

Julius Agwu is said to be at Lewisham hospital recuperating.

My Contract With NFF Has Ended, All I Need Now Is My Money, I Have Really Endured - Siasia

The Nigeria Football Federation officials have stated that they are not expecting any letter of resignation from the national U23 coach, Samson Siasia, as his contract ended with the Rio Olympics. A member of the federation who spoke with The Punch on Sunday said the former Super Eagles striker was free to move on.

Siasia who also spoke with The Punch newspaper on Sunday corroborated the NFF statement of his contract having ended but demanded that his outstanding salary be paid him.

Siasia said, “This is not really resignation; my contract was arranged to end with the Olympics. And so the contract has ended.
“What is very important is that I get every kobo that I am owed. I need the money now than ever and I believe I have really endured and I have been cooperative.”

Photos: President Buhari Departs Nairobi Kenya For Abuja After Participating At The 6th Tokyo International Conference On African Development

President Buhari departs Nairobi Kenya for Abuja after participating at the 6th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) in Nairobi Kenya on 28th Aug 2016...

AYcomedian Poses With His "University Sweetheart" Who Allegedly Dumped Him For A Rich Man

Awwwwww, good to know they are still friends.

Falae Links Jonathan To N100m Election Funds Scam …Tenders Email To EFCC As Evidence

A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae, has submitted to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission an email correspondence between him and a former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Board of Trustees, Chief Tony Anenih.

Falae tendered the email as an evidence in the probe linking him to N100m election funds. It was learnt that Anenih, in the email, mentioned that he was acting on the instruction of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

A source at the EFCC told our correspondent that in the email dated March 2015, Anenih, who played a supervisory role in the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation, informed Falae that N100m had been approved by Jonathan and would be handed over to him (Falae).

Photos Of Beyoncé And Blue Ivy Get Into Couture Formation On The MTV VMAs White Carpet In New York

The Carter ladies were full of sparkles, feathers and tulle at the 2016 MTV VMAs! 

Beyonce led the way looking simply sensational in a pastel Francesco Scognamiglio gown with feathered wings as she glided down the white carpet with her daughter Blue Ivy, four.

Blue looked adorable rocking tulle on tulle in a cute rose gold and nude-colored gown, with sneakers as her date to the awards show at Madison Square Garden in New York. 

Airport Worker Dies After Sex With Girlfriend

A clearing agent, Mr. Sikiru Olanrewaju, has lost his life after leaving his wife and children at home to have fun with his girlfriend in the Abule Egba area of Lagos State.

PUNCH Metro learnt that 37-year-old Olanrewaju died shortly after having rounds of sex with his lover on Surulere Street.

The lover was said to have raised the alarm which drew the attention of residents, including the landlady, who reported at the Oke-Odo Police Division.

The victim’s corpse was deposited in a morgue pending the conclusion of investigations.

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Are Indians Above The Law In Nigeria? - Man Asks, Demanding Justice For His Sister Who Was Allegedly Brutalised By Her Indian Boss

Chukwuka Ignatius Shared these photos and the sad story on his Facebook page. He wrote:

"I write you about the case of my immediate junior sister . She works as personsl assistance to an Indian man's wife. This Indians live @Flat B4-18,19 benevista tower, Banana Island. He owns Ethylene Industrial company @ isolo industrial estate, close to the popular Aswani market, his name is Mr. Jay Keswani, he is one of the Aswani brothers.

My sister Miss Faith Nwaneri, works with the wife as a PA. She works friday to Wednesday nd have her off days on Thursdays. At banana island, they usually go in there with a gate pass, which he's supposed to get for my sister, but he didn't, rather he gave the receipt of his own monthly dues which covers only him and his family.

For 8months, My sister has been pleading her way into the island, until that fateful Friday morning of 12th of august 2016, as she was coming back from her off day, the security personnel refused her entry, demanding she shld provide her gate pass. At that point she was delayed @ the gate.

President Buhari Meets With Chief Olusegun Obasanjo And Oba Otudeko, At The Ongoing 6th Tokyo International Conference On African Development In Nairobi Kenya

President Buhari with Former President of Nigeria Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and Chairman Honeywell group and Oba Otudeko at the 6th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) in Nairobi Kenya on 28th Aug 2016. See more photos inside...

Ease Of Doing Business: Nigeria Will Be Among Top 100 Countries By 2019 - President Buhari

Nigeria will be one of the most attractive and easiest places of doing business in the world by 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Sunday in Nairobi, Kenya.

Speaking at a plenary session on "Dialogue with the Private Sector" at the sixth Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD VI), President Buhari said his administration is implementing policies and measures to create right and enabling environment for business and investors in Nigeria.

Nigeria is currently ranked 169 out of 189 countries by the World Bank, according to the Bank's 2016 Ease of Doing Business report.
President Buhari told the session attended by several African leaders, Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and international business executives that his administration’s vision and objective is to make Nigeria one of the top investment destinations in the world, within the shortest possible time.

EFCC Tackles NBA President Over Calls For Reforms

The 56th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association came to an end August 26, in Port Harcourt with the bar making pronouncements on major issues of national importance. One of the new commitments as articulated by the new President of the Association, Mr. Abubakar Mahmoud, SAN, is to reinvent the association by reclaiming its moral high ground through a campaign for ethical rectitude by members of the bar. 

“The NBA under my watch will fight judicial corruption. We shall make the legal profession unattractive for corrupt lawyers,” he said.

This is reassuring considering the evidence that senior members of the Bar have become complicit in cases of corruption and money laundering, leading to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, arraigning two members of the inner bar for acts of corruption. A Bar populated or directed by people perceived to be rogues and vultures cannot play the role of priests in the temple of justice.

Kim Kardashian Post Photos Of Herself In Bed With Trump, Taylor Swift, Bill Cosby and Rihanna At Kanye's Top Secret Art Exhibition exhibit In Los Angeles

Kanye West unveiled naked replicas of celebrities, including Swift, used in the music video for his controversial track 'Famous' at a top secret art exhibition in Los Angeles.

His wife Kim Kardashian along with Kendall Jenner shared pictures of the replicas which includes herself, Kanye, Taylor Swift, George W Bush, Donald Trump, Anna Wintour, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Ray J, Amber Rose, Caitlyn Jenner and Bill Cosby.

Taylor Swift who was infuriated both at her nude lookalike being used in the video and being referred to as 'that b****' in West's song will certainly not be happy with this new artistic version. See more photos inside...

EFCC Seizes Two Shopping Malls From INEC Chief

Two choice shopping malls allegedly acquired by a serving Resident Electoral Commissioner with her share of a bribe dished out by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of last year’s general elections, have been seized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

A sum of N49 million found in the bank account of the REC, Gesil Khan, has also been frozen by the EFCC.

A total of N23.29b was disbursed under the poll bribery scam allegedly facilitated by ex-Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, of which N185, 842,000 went to Khan. The anti-graft agency applied to the Federal High Court, Yenagoa for Interim Forfeiture Order in line with sections 26 and 29 of the EFCC Act to take over the account and the buildings which are located in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital. The order was granted, The Nation gathered yesterday.

Samson Siasia Resigns As Nigeria U-23 Football Team Coach Over Claims He's Not Been Paid For Five Months

Samson Siasia has resigned as the coach of Nigeria’s U-23 football team because of what he describes as “a disrespectful system”.

Siasia, the most decorated African coach at the Rio-Olympics, having also won a silver medal in Beijing in 2008, claims to have gone unpaid for five months by the Nigeria Football Federation.

He said he had quit football in Nigeria after “a turbulent and incredible campaign in Brazil.”

Abuja Doctor Arrested For Using His Own Sperm For IVF Patients

47-year-old Dr. Kalu Nwachukwu, a gynaecologist at his Life Point Medical Centre in Utako, Abuja, has been arrested after a report of “unethical conduct”. A police statement said the gynaecologist was “in the habit of taking undue advantage of his female patients.”

FCT police spokesman, Manzah Anjuguri said: "Nwachukwu confessed to have had sexual affairs with some of his female patients. He confessed that the patients were those who came “for treatment or consultation in his office and other locations.”

Nwachukwu is alleged to have used drugs to induce them, in order to have intercourse with them. A court has remanded him at Kuje Prison, pending further trial.

I Fasted, Prayed Before Returning To Nollywood Because My Name Wasn't Ringing A Bell Anymore – Grace Amah

When we talk about the old generation of Nollywood actors, Grace Amah will make the list of those being referred to. However this actress didn’t just disappear from our screens.

In an exclusive interview, Amah told Sunday Scoop, how she fasted and prayed before getting back into the industry.

“Actually, it was a lot of work. It wasn’t easy. A lot of fasting and praying went into my decision to return to Nollywood. I had to wait on the Lord, because I had to hear from Him. It suddenly looked as if the name, Grace Amah, wasn’t ringing a bell anymore. It was not easy.

FG Destroys 15 Containers Of Imported Frozen Fish In Lagos State

The Federal Department of Fisheries on Saturday destroyed 15 containers of frozen fish allegedly belonging to a company, Food Solution Nigeria Limited.

According to the Deputy Director of Fisheries, Mrs. Olabisi Adepegba, out of the company’s frozen fish-filled containers, 15 contained spoilt fishes.

Olabisi said the firm, Mediterranean Shipping Company, which brought in the fishes, would pay for the destruction exercise.

The 15 containers were evacuated from Sifax Terminal to Lagos State Waste Management Authority’s dumpsite, at Epe, where the products were destroyed, after which a destruction certificate was issued to the shipping company and a copy to FDF for record purposes.

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