Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Calabar Carnival: Christian groups protest rise in sexual immorality, teenage pregnancy

A Christian youth group in Cross River State has reportedly protested at the Government House in Calabar over the conduct of the on-going Calabar carnival on Sundays, accusing the state government of scheming to suppress Christianity in the state.

Monday, 30 December 2013

VIDEO: Nicki Minaj Admits Being Possessed by a Demon

Nicki Minaj
Just stumbled on this video of an interview where American female rap artist, Nicki Minaj admitted to being possessed by a spirit she calls Roman.

Her reaction while describing "Roman" is evidence that this is not just an ordinary spirit but a demon.

I am a fan of Nicki Minaj's rap style but after seeing this video, i guess i will have to go easy on listening to her...take a look. 

Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka Loses Daughter

Soyinka and late Iyetade

Reports say Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka has lost his daughter, Iyetade Soyinka to the cold hands of death.

The late  Iyetade Soyinka who was born June 6, 1965, died at the University of Ibadan Teaching Hospital where she was receiving treatment for an ailment yet to be disclosed.

May her soul rest in peace, praying that God gives the Soyinka family the strength to bear the irreparable loss.

Friday, 27 December 2013

VIDEO: Colour of Love, Hit Single by Fredmacs

Official music video to the single "Colour Of Love", By upcoming artist Fredmacs, An Obio Flick Concept.

Monday, 23 December 2013

President Goodluck Jonathan Replies Former President Obasanjo

December 20th 2013
His Excellency,
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR
Agbe L’Oba House, Quarry Road,
Ibara, Abeokuta.


I wish to formally acknowledge your letter dated December 2, 2013 and other previous correspondence similar to it.

Saturday, 21 December 2013

VIDEO: Wife of Enugu State Governor, Clara Chime Recounts Her Ordeal in Government House

In an exclusive interview with Channels TV, Clara Chime the estranged wife of Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu state, South East Nigeria recounts her experience in the hands of her husband whom she said she is separated from now.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Latest Boko Haram Attack: Troops, Women and Children Killed

Hundreds of suspected Boko Haram terrorists launched a fierce attack Friday on Bama, Borno state, sacking the military barrack there, and killing troops and their families in what a senior military official called another “sad day” for a town that has witnessed multiple bloodshed this year.

Christmas Day Bomber, Kabiru Sokoto Gets Life Imprisonment

A federal high court in Abuja, presided over by  Justice Ademola Adeniyi has found Kabiru Sokoto guilty of the crime of terrorism and murder. 

According to sahara Reporters the court found Sokoto guilty of being the mastermind of the deadly Christmas day bombing of St. Theresa Catholic church, Madalla, Niger State that killed at least 44 people  in 2011.
Sokoto was a member of the Shura council of Islamist sect Boko Haram according to his personal testimony during the trial.

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Error: Indian Uses Morgan Freeman’s Photo In Mandela Tribute

An Indian owner of a billboard dedicated to Nelson Mandela was left red-faced after a photo of Morgan Freeman was used instead of one of Mandela.

Full list of 37 House of Rep members who defected from PDP to APC

The political crisis in the ruling People's Democratic party finally got to a head yesterday when 37 members of the party in the House of Representatives decided to officially dump the party for the opposition All progressives Congress APC.
Here are the names of the Legislators that made the move;

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

VIDEO: Africa's Worst Presidents

We recently lost the first democratically elected black President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, a charismatic leader by all accounts, unfortunately most African leaders cannot be compared nor even come close to achieving the ideals of late Madiba despite their long years in office.
Here now are the list of top 10 worst Presidents in Africa as captured by "The Break" with Tracy on Sahara TV...

Iyabo Obasanjo Thoroughly Embarrasses Father in new Letter

Vanguard Exclusive:

In what is turning out to be a season of open letters, daughter of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Iyabo, has ruled out further communication with her father till death, describing him as a liar, manipulator, two-faced hypocrite determined to foist on President Goodluck Jonathan what no one would contemplate with him as president.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

15,316 Nigerians in Prisons abroad – Foreign Affairs Ministry

I have said it on numerous occasion that the time for moral and value reorientation in Nigeria is NOW, this has to be followed up with sincerity on the part of political leaders to ensure good governance in order to put the country's material wealth to serve the generality of the people.
This call is driven home by the recent observation by government that no fewer than 15,316 Nigerians are in various prisons abroad, with the largest number of 752 in the U.K.
These are Nigerians running away from the economic hazards in their home country, most of them getting involved in illegal businesses in order to make ends meet or get rich quick as the case may be.

Monday, 16 December 2013

ASUU Calls off 5 Month Old Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities ASUU has officially called off its over five month old strike.

Reports from the Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna, the Niger State capital  venue of the Union's National Executive Council meeting says the Union arrived at the latest decision to suspends its strike after a marathon session.

It would be recalled that after a protracted debate, the Federal Government and ASUU reached a compromise during a negotiation brokered by the President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Abdulwaheed Omar few days ago.

EFCC Uncovers N6 Billion Fraud By Former Head of Service, Orosanye

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has uncovered how Steve Oronsaye, a former Head of Service, and other top directors of the Nigerian civil service colluded to allegedly defraud the nation of N6.2 billion pension fund.

UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Draws Released

Arsenal vs. Bayern Munich
Zenith st Petersburg vs. Borussia Dortmund
Schalke vs. Real madrid
Galatasaray vs. Chelsea
Bayer Leverkusen vs. Paris St Germain
AC Milan vs. Athletico Madrid
Olympiacos Vs Manchester United
Manchester City Vs. FC Barcelona

Spurs Sack Villas Boas

Goal.com reports that Tottenham have confirmed that manager Andre Villas-Boas has been sacked following Sunday’s 5-0 thrashing by Liverpool at White Hart Lane.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Be Ready to Pay the Price of Treason, Presidency Warns APC

In a swift reaction to a statement by the All Progressive Congress APC calling for the impeachment of President Goodluck Jonathan for "gross misconduct", the Presidency has also released a counter statement warning the APC of the dangers in the path they are taking.

APC to National Assembly: Impeach President Jonathan before he crashes Nigeria

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked the National Assembly to rise beyond partisanship and save Nigeria from imminent collapse by immediately kick-starting the process of impeaching President Goodluck Jonathan for gross misconduct.

Madiba Finally Laid to Rest

Nelson Mandela's body has been laid to rest in a family plot, after political and religious leaders paid tribute to South Africa's first black president at a state funeral service.

Saturday, 14 December 2013

For Nigeria’s Safety, Jonathan Must Resign – Sheik Gumi

Ominous signs of a chaotic 2015 election has reared its ugly head once again following comments attributed to an influential Nigerian Islamic scholar, Sheik Ahmad Abubakar Gumi, who warned President Goodluck Jonathan to resign or face humiliation.

Non Remittance of $49.8b: NNPC Accuses CBN of Spreading Deliberate Falsehood

The stage seems set for a media war between the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation NNPC and the Central Bank of Nigeria, two very vital economic arms of the Nigerian economy.

Nigerian Police Murders Innocent Man in Port Harcourt

When Donbraye Akangbou stepped out of his office to intervene in an argument between his colleagues in the office and a group of bribe-seeking Policemen from the Joint Task Force JTF in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, little did he know that it would be his last day on earth.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Sorry General Obasanjo, But It’s Already ‘Too Late!’ By Chinedu Ekeke

General Obasanjo
By Chinedu Ekeke
Dear General Obasanjo : Your 18-page letter to President Goodluck Jonathan, which was leaked to the press yesterday, left many mouths agape in utter wonderment. That letter, every patriotic citizen must agree, summarizes Mr Jonathan’s administration in content and character. His regime is a marvel of transgression. In fact, General, many of us – Nigeria’s nobodies who have somehow found space in twitter’s ability to absorb frustrations in 140 characters – have been dubbed ‘children of anger’ by the president’s spokesperson, Reuben Abati. Our sin? We have long told them that this government is empty, that its head means no good for the country, and that its key players stink of corruption.
The truth in that letter will not permit anybody, and that includes the worst of your critics, Dear General, to accuse you of bitterness. No matter what Abati comes out to feed us, for sure, people like me will not agree with him or his ilk that you are one cranky old man, envious of his principal. It does appear like you were sincerely led by the love for country in drafting that letter.

PREMIUM TIMES Accuses GUARDIAN, DAILYTRUST, LEADERSHIP Newspapers and Others of Plagiarism

The letter reportedly written by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to President Goodluck Jonathan has gone viral on the social media spilling over to the mainstream media.
However, very few Nigerians knew that the story was an exclusive by PREMIUM TIMES, an online news medium.
In a no holds barred commentary on the unprofessional attitude of most Newspapers in the country,  PREMIUM TIMES takes a swipe at Guardian, Leadership, Punch, Daily Trust Newspapers amongst others for "stealing" its content without acknowledgement.

Madonna Is Top Earning Woman in Music

Madonna has topped Forbes' 2013 list of the top-earning women in music, pulling in a staggering $125 million this year. The bulk of Madonna's earnings came from the last leg of her MDNA Tour, which grossed $305 million overall; she also sees income from merchandise sales, her Material Girl clothing line and her fragrance, Truth or Dare.

Nigerian Found Dead Inside Boston Apartment, Making Him Third Person To Die Under Similar Circumstances

A 57-year-old Nigerian, Mr. Benjamin Chibuogwu was found dead in his apartment on Saturday in Lowell, Massachusetts. A native of Awka in Anambra state, Mr. Chibuogwu recently attended the Awka Convention in New Jersey over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

President Jonathan Responds to Obasanjo's Controversial Letter

The presidency has reacted to the letter by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to President Goodluck Jonathan accusing him of ineptitude and acts calculated at destroying Nigeria.

Obasanjo's Controversial Letter to President Jonathan Revealed


On 2nd December, this year, an apparently angry and frustrated ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo wrote to President Goodluck Jonathan, a letter that clearly competes as one of the most acerbic in modern history, accusing him of ineptitude and of taking actions calculated at destroying Nigeria.

ASUU Signs Agreement with Federal Government: Strike to end Soon

 The Federal Government has signed a memorandum of Understanding MOU with the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU with a view to end the five month old strike.

Sign language interpreter at Mandela's memorial 'was a fake who made up his own hand gestures'

While millions across the globe were inspired and moved by speeches made at former President Nelson Mandela’s memorial service on Tuesday, the international deaf community expressed outrage over what they say was a fake sign language interpreter.

Roll Call Of VIPs Present at Mandela's Memorial Service

South Africa on Tuesday witnessed arguably the largest influx of world leaders and celebrities in a day as they all gathered at the FNB stadium in Johannesburg to pay their last respects to the late anti-apartheid hero who died last Thursday at age 95.

Monday, 9 December 2013

British Born Nigerian Implicated in the Killing of a British Soldier Says He Loves Al-Qaeda

One of the men accused of murdering soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, south-east London, has told the Old Bailey he loves extremist network al-Qaeda.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

5 Youngest Millionaires in Africa

While a few African millionaires and billionaires may have more money than most of us can ever dream of, here are a handful of young Africans in their 20s and 30s who have built businesses and amassed enviable million-dollar fortunes.

Below is a list of the top 5 richest Africans in their 20s and 30s.

PICTURES: Memorial Service for Mandela Held at Aso Rock Chapel

OPEC Appoints Alison-Madueke as alternate President

The 164th Meeting of the Conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was concluded  in Vienna, Austria, late last week , under the Chairmanship of its President, HE Mustafa Jassim Mohammad Al-Shamali, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Oil of the State of Kuwait and Head of its Delegation.

Manchester-United fan commits suicide after his team lost

A man believed to be a fan of Manchester United Football Club committed suicide Saturday night in Nairobi’s Pipeline estate after the team lost 1-0 to Newcastle.
Police said John Jimmy Macharia aged 23 jumped to his death from the 7th floor of a building he was after learning his team had lost in the Saturday evening match.

A Legend Goes Home - NLC Mourns Mandela

The Nigeria Labour Congress NLC has joined the rest of the world in mourning the first black President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela who passed on last Thursday at the age of 95.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Nigeria Gets Easy Draw in 2014 FIFA World Cup

In what football analysts described as a relatively easy Group for Nigeria in the 2014 FIFA World cup in Brazil, the Super Eagles have been drawn in Group F with Argentina, Bosnia Herzagovina and Iran.
An easy group in my estimation too.

The rest of the Groups after the cut...

Nelson Mandela: 10 surprising facts you probably didn't know

He was loved and admired the world over, profiled in books and movies, and showered with awards and accolades. But even the most public of personalities have little-known facts buried in their biographies.

Accoeding to CNN here are 10 surprising facts you probably didn't know about Nelson Mandela:

Mandela: Nigerian Government Declares 3 Days of Mourning

President Goodluck Jonathan has declared three days of national mourning for former South African President, Nelson Mandela, who passed away on Thursday.

N458m Bribe: EFCC Lacks Powers To Clear My Impeached Deputy Of Corruption, Says Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, South east Nigeria has scoffed at the purported clearance of his impeached Deputy, Sir Jude Agbaso, by the Economic and Financial crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged N458 million bribe, saying it was not only mischievous of the anti-graft agency to do so but also self-serving.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

BREAKING NEWS: Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president, dies aged 95

Reports just coming in says the anti apartheid hero has passed on after battling with illness for a couple of months now, may his soul rest in peace.

Murderous ritual gang busted in Imo state

The Nkwerre Vigilante Network this week arrested a six-man gang specialized in the sale of human parts for rituals and transplant in Nkwerre, Imo State, South East Nigeria. The men confessed to kidnapping their victims at various locations in the state and using their parts for ritual purposes. Some parts they sold to people who needed them for transplant.
The men, who are mostly bricklayers, confessed that they sell the parts from N500k to N1million, depending on the parts in demand.

The men took the vigilante network members and some policemen to their hideout which is a forest in Umugara Village in Nkwerre. There, police found the decomposing corpses of some of their victims, mostly women and children.

The following pictures are gruesome, viewer discretion advised.

Saudi Arabian Aircraft Accident: Abuja Airport Re-opened

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport which was earlier shut down as a result of a Saudi Arabian aircraft which veered off the runway of the Airport has been re-opened.

“Go And Die” And 6 Other Quotes That Shaped Our Year

What a year we’ve had! Find below a few quotes that probably shaped our year in more ways than one…

Abuja: A city with many fakes

When the military in the 1970s created Abuja, they wanted a city that will represent the new Nigeria, which they hoped to nurture; a city devoid of the congestion of Lagos, the then capital of Nigeria; a city with good roads network, good and well planned housing schemes and settlements; a city that will be the seat of the Federal Government, while others remain the seat of other governments; a secured and protected and fortified city. Abuja was to be the paradise.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

7 Year Jail Term For Social Media Critics Scales Second Reading in Senate

Reports say the Senate has reached an advanced stage to pass a bill that seeks seven years jail term for social media critics found guilty of inciting the public against the government.

FUTO denies mass sack of lecturers

The Public Relations Officer of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), Chike Ezenwa, has denied that the school management sacked the striking lecturers of the university.

ASUU Strike: Nigerian government extends ultimatum for university lecturers to resume work

The Federal Government on Tuesday extended its deadline for striking university lecturers to resume work. The deadline was moved from December 4 to December 9.
The government, through the acting Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, had ordered the striking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to resume work on December 4.