Saturday 24 October 2015

The Democratic Experience Nn Nigeria Has Been A Continuing Learning Curve - Six Lessons We Have Learnt - By Reuben Abati

The democratic experience in Nigeria has definitely been a continuing learning curve, and the more lessons we learn at various active centres: people, platforms and processes, the richer our democracy, the stronger the society evolves to deliver a brighter future for the sovereign. The greatest residue of our democracy in the last 16 years (1999–2015), I think, is the manner in which our community has been enriched by lessons that have practically changed our lives. 

The democratic deficit is less than the gain; for us, democracy is essentially liberative and should endure. It is partly the reason why no matter the observed shortcomings of the five-month-old Buhari administration, the Nigerian people remain optimistic about their belief in the viability of the democratic option. They know that they have been empowered in such a manner that succeeding governments will always be held accountable to the electorate. Thus, democracy has reframed the national dialogue and the people’s expectations.  

BREAKING!! Election Tribunal Nullifies Governor Wike’s Election

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike (right) receiving prayers on the altar 
The Rivers State Election Petitions Tribunal has nullified the election Nyesom Wike as governor of Rivers State.

The election was cancelled on the ground that his victory did not comply substantially with electoral guidelines.

Justice Suleiman Ambrosa therefore ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct a fresh election within 90 days.

Chris Oyakhilome Donates Whopping N1bn To Idahosa University To Support Legacy Of His Mentor Late Archbishop Benson Idahosa.

The President of Loveworld Ministry, Pastor  Chris Oyakhilome, has donated a whopping sum of N1 billion to the Benson Idahosa University, as part of his support to the institution, which he described as one of the legacies of his mentor and role-model, the late Archbishop Benson Idahosa.
Oyakhilome made the donation, even as the university yesterday conferred on him a honourary Doctor of Divinity, during which he made the donation to facilitate the Faculty of Engineering project in the campus in Benin city, Edo State.

Ooni Stool: Court Dismisses Suit Against Ife 1980 Chieftaincy Declaration

An Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo yesterday dismissed a suit challenging the competence of the Ooni of Ife 1980 Chieftaincy declaration.

The declaration was the authority relied upon by the Ife kingmakers in asking the Giesi Ruling House to present the successor to the late Oba Okunade Sijuwade.

The Lafogido Ruling House through Sooko Adegoke and Prince Marcus Adebola Akimoyero had approached the court to stop Governor Rauf Aregbesola, the Obalufe of Ile-Ife, Oba Solomon Omisakin (now late) and the Lowa of Ife, Chief Joseph Ijaodola from allowing only Giesi Ruling House present the next Ooni.

The plaintiffs asked the court to set aside the 1980 Ife Chieftaincy Declaration which they described as “lopsided, unjust, unconstitutional and unfair.”

Justice Oyebola Adepele Ojo,  in her judgement said the plaintiffs’ litigation was belated as the declaration was made in September 14, 1979 and registered in January 28, 1980.

She said they should have filed their objection within five years of the registration of the declaration.

US-Based Doctor Builds 100 Bungalow For Widows

 United States of America, Based Godwin Maduka

The people of Umuchukwu community in Anambra state were filled with joy when a US based Nigerian medical doctor Godwin Maduka,built not less than 100 bungalows for widows and other indigent persons in the community in Orumba South Local Government Area of the state.

Umuchukwu which used to have very many thatched houses has been rid of such as not less than 100 bungalows with green aluminum roofing sheets were built.

Maduka was said to have also built schools, hospitals, churches, security posts, industries, police station with modern working tools.

Court Declares Caretaker Committees Illegal, Dissolves Lagos LG Mgt

A Lagos High Court on Friday declared the appointment of caretaker committees over the administration of local government councils in Lagos State as illegal and unconstitutional.

However, Lagos State has expressed dissatisfaction with the judgment and insisted it would go on appeal.

Delivering judgement in a suit filed by the National Conscience Party, through its lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa Justice Abdulfatal Lawal, directed LASIEC to conduct elections in all local governments within 30 days.

The court held that no governor is empowered by the constitution to take over the administration of local governments through sole administrators or caretaker committees.

Lagos To Appeal Court Judgment On LG Caretaker Committees

The Lagos State Government says it will appeal the ruling of the Lagos High Court which nullifies its use of Caretaker Committees to run the affairs of Local Governments in the state.
The Lagos ​ High Court had declared the appointment of caretaker committees of Local Government councils in the state illegal and unconstitutional.
Reacting to the judgment, the State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem said the judgment of the court was faulty.
He said the state government would file a Stay of Execution and Appeal against ​the verdict immediately.

Rivers Governorship Election: Anxiety In Wike’s Camp As Tribunal Delivers Judgment Today

There is palpable tension in the camp of the Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, ahead of the delivery of judgment today in the state’s governorship election filed by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Dakuku Peterside.

The Rivers State Elections Tribunal is led by Justice Mohammed Ambrosa and has been sitting in Abuja.

The exchange of addresses by counsel to the petitioners—Peterside and the APC—as well as the respondents—Wike, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)—took place on Thursday, with the tribunal adjourning indefinitely for judgment.

Without A Cabinet, Nigeria Is Stuck 'On Hold' - Reuters

Seven months after Muhammadu Buhari was elected president on a promise to "fix" Nigeria, a policy vacuum has brought decision-making to a halt, hampering everything from national budget planning to new roads and art exhibitions.

Late on Thursday, the Senate ended yet another session screening Buhari's ministerial candidates without giving its approval, leaving Africa's biggest economy with no government since the former military ruler took office on May 29.

With political wrangling in full swing, lawmakers will need at least another week for more vetting. After three weeks, only half of Buhari's 36-strong lineup has got the green light.

Buhari has launched the first steps to reform the oil sector in Africa's biggest producer and fight graft, which is blamed for most of the nation of 170 million people living in poverty despite Nigeria's vast energy wealth.

Friday 23 October 2015

Dayo Adeneye Nominated As Comissioner In Ogun State During Screening At The Ogun State House Of Assembly.

Dayo Adneye who wsa nominated as a comissioner in Ogun state during screening at the Ogun state House of Assembly complex, Oke mosan Abeokuta. Hon Mafe moved a motion and the Dep Speaker ruled..."Take A bow and go". To God be the Glory.

This Elephant’s Carer Suddenly Fell. Now Watch How The Elephant Reacts. [video]

This guy decided to do an experiment. He walked over to his friend and he pushed him on the floor, to see what the elephant would do. He then ran away and watched from afar, and to his surprise, the elephant did in fact react. 

The elephant ran over to him and he chased him away in an attempt to protect his owner. This video just goes to show that sometimes animals really do understand what is happening and they also know how to protect their owners as well.

Toyin Aimakhu And Fans Argue On Instagram Over Her Separation From Husband

An interesting drama is ongoing on actress Toyin Aimakhu's instagram page. It all started when she shared a fun video of her dancing in her car and captioned it;
Happiness is the key to life be happy for ursef,I’m super super happy.. #streetoflagos
And then a fan disagreed with Toyin and responded with this comment;

U might be happy but without ur husband ur happiness is incomplete and we ur fans are not happy with d situation on ground.pls ma don’t leave ur matrimonial home.I love u

Nollywood Actress Iretiola Doyle Shows Injury Sustained From A Traffic Robbery

According to Iretiola Doyle, she was robbed and injured in traffic. The robbers shattered the window, stole her phone and she had to get 6 stiches. ‘1 inch deeper and it would have been a different story.’ The lagos State Government Should definitely do something about these robberies.



Jubilation As Rotimi Amaechi Is Finally Confirmed As A Minister By The Senate

Former Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi was yesterday approved as a Minister by the Senate. Shortly after the former Governor left the house, his friends and family gathered with him rejoicing on his confirmation. 

Husband Killed After Pregnant Wife Crushes Testicles For Cheating


The Onitsha Area Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Philip Ezekiel confirmed the tragic incident to the Sun Newspaper but did not give details.

Tragedy struck yesterday in Aguleri, Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State, when a pregnant woman crushed her husband’s testicles, which led to his sudden death.

A source close to the family where Governor Obiano of the state hails from, told City Today that the middle aged couple (name withheld) had a quarrel before they went to bed.

The woman, who was said to be carrying five months old pregnancy, had accused the husband of having an affair with another lady outside.

Dayo Adeneye (D1) Nominated As A Commissioner In Ogun State

Dayo Adeneye D1's photo.
The Speaker, Ogun State house of assembly, Rt.Hon. Surajudeen Ishola Adekunbi read out a letter from the Governor of Ogun State, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun, wherein names of five additional commissioner nominees to be screened today October 23 by 11am. were contained.

The following names are: Mrs. Modupeola Mujota. Mr. Adedayo Adeneye. Mrs.Adenrele Adesina 4.Mr. Babajide Odubanjo. 5.Mr. Adewale Oshinowo‎. 

Thursday 22 October 2015

Vice President Osinbajo & El Rufai In Presidential Jet As They Head To London For Event

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Kaduna state governor, Nasir El Rufai pictured in a presidential jet as they left Abuja yesterday to participate in the launching of the Energy Africa Campaign in London today.

11 Most Common Nutrient Deficiencies - By Dr. Mercola

If you eat a balanced, whole-food diet like the one described in my nutrition plan, you’re probably getting adequate amounts of the vitamins and minerals your body needs to function.

If not (and this applies to the majority of the U.S. population), there’s a good chance you may be lacking important nutrients.

Even if you do eat well, how and where your food was grown can also influence your nutritional intake. Soil quality, storage time, and processing can significantly influence the levels of certain nutrients in your food.

Neighbour 'From Hell' Baths Woman With Hot Groundnut Oil - Victim Loses Pregnancy

According to Punch Metro, Chiwendu Nwobodo, the 25-year-old woman who was bathed with hot groundnut oil by a neighbour in the Surulere area of Lagos over N900, has lost her two-month-old pregnancy.
Her husband, said that his wife had also developed complications as her left ear was now oozing pus.
The suspect, Iya Daniel, had been re-arrested and detained at the State Department of Criminal Investigation, Yaba. Chiwendu and Iya Daniel, who were neighbours, lived on Ogbomosho Street, Ijesha, in the Surulere area.
They were said to have had a disagreement during which Chiwendu reportedly kicked away some balls of puff-puff belonging to the suspect.

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Lagos State Governor Ambode Donates N50m Each To Yobe, Borno and Adamawa Governments Over Boko-Haram Attacks (photos)

The governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode, gave N50million naira cheques each to the governors of Yobe, Adamawa and Borno state as part of the Lagos state government's support towards the rebuilding of their states after the various Boko Haram attacks. Ambode made the donation at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, at a press conference he addressed in company of the Govs of Adamawa, Senator Bindo Jibrilla; Borno, Alhaji Kashim Shettima; and Yobe, Alhaji Ibrahim Geidam.

Gay Couple Denied Adoption ‘Because Their Three-Bedroom House Isn’t Big Enough’

Pradeep De Silva and Matthew Broadway-Horner
Pradeep and Matthew on their wedding day
A gay couple in London claim they were denied permission to adopt because their house wasn’t big enough – even though it has three bedrooms.
Matthew Broadway-Horner, 42, and Pradeep De Silva, 39, say this is just one example of how random the process seemed to be after they were on the books to adopt at Tower Hamlets council for two years.
They say they wanted to adopt one child or siblings up to eight years old and of any ethnicity.
But despite being approved in theory, they gave up when it came to actually being assigned a child because they kept being rejected for reasons which didn’t seem logical.
Matthew told that he wants to see the system change because at the moment too many people are dropping out.

Harvard Scientist Urges People To Stop Drinking “Low-Fat” Milk

For years, the idea that low fat milk is healthier than whole milk has been ingrained in the U.S. healthy diet culture. Unsurprisingly, a shift in this belief is bound to cause confusion among the health community.
A recommendation change from skim or low fat milk to whole milk is expected with the upcoming release of revised dietary guidelines this winter. The change is said to be backed by studies that whole milk, and saturated fats, is not as unhealthy as it was once thought and may even be healthier in the long run.

Wednesday 21 October 2015

Pretty boy': ‘The Sexiest Politician In The World?’ International Reaction To Justin Trudeau’s Election Win

International media outlets were keenly interested in Justin Trudeau’s come-from-behind victory, entranced by his looks as well as his left-of-centre politics.
Spain’s El Mundo called Trudeau Canada’s “pretty boy,” while the U.K.’s Mirror saidthat the Liberal win kicked off “what has to be the sexiest political dynasty since the Kennedys” thanks to Trudeau’s “luscious brown hair, spellbinding eyes,” “chiselled physique” and “very manly tattoo.”

Buhari Appoints Yakubu As New Chairman Of Independent National Electoral Commission Chair

mahmud yakubu.jpg

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday appointed Professor Mahmud Yakubu as new chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Yakubu hails from Bauchi state and is a professor of political history and international studies

How Tinubu forced A’Court to adjourn Saraki Case Barely 30 Minutes Before The Time Fixed For Giving Judgment.

The decision by the Appeal Court to abruptly adjourn ruling on the case filed by the Senate President Bukola Saraki, seeking to stop his trial at the Code of conduct Tribunal, CCT, has been traced back to influential forces from Bourdillon compelling the President of the Appeal Court, to stay mute pending when the CCT concludes its hatched plan against Saraki.
Sources confirmed that the President of the appellate court Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa had pressured Justices M.A.A. Adumien, J.E. Ekanem and M. Mustapha to immediately suspend Saraki’s case indefinitely barely 30 minutes before the time fixed for giving judgment.

Tuesday 20 October 2015

Man Drives Estranged Wife, His 3 Kids & Self Into Arizona Lake In A Suicide-Murder

The deaths of two adults and three young children who were in an SUV that plunged into an Arizona lake are being investigated as a murder-suicide as police said Monday that the father of the youngsters deliberately drove the vehicle into the water.

Police spokesman Lt. Mike Pooley said 27-year-old Glenn Edward Baxter purposefully drove himself, his estranged wife and their children into Tempe Town Lake just after midnight Sunday.

Witnesses and officers jumped into the lake in a bid to rescue Baxter, 25-year-old Danica Baxter, and their three children, 1-year-old Zariyah, 2-year-old Nazyiah and 3-year-old Reighn. Police say Glenn Baxter was in the driver's seat.

My Husband Denies Me Sex And Affection - Its Killing Me - Nigerian Lady Writes On Nairaland [Read Comments & Advice]

Hello nairalanders, I just wish I'll get a shoulder or two to cry on tonight. Things are becoming unbearable for me and I don't know how far I can walk on these shoes. Here's my story... 

I am 28 and married to a 35yr old youngman whom I love so dearly. We are blessed with 2 kids and most material things one can pray for. My marriage is 5yrs with just minor issues that do come up once in a VERY LONG while.

'Queen of China' Arrives UK For An Audience With The Queen of England: President And Former Pop Star Wife Arrive In Controversial Buckingham Palace Stay

China's Xi Jinping lands in UK ahead of week-long state visit
Chinese president Xi Jinping has touched down in the UK as Britain rolled out the red carpet for the four-day state visit. Mr Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan will stay as guests of the Queen at Buckingham Palace, attend a glittering state banquet and dine with Prime Minister David Cameron at Chequers during their high profile stay. The Chinese president landed at Heathrow where he was presented with a bouquet of flowers by the welcoming party, which included Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond.

What It’s Like to Date Your Dad - Daughter Who Plans On Marrying Her Father Talks About Their Taboo Relationship Says - ‘I lost my virginity to him because I’d never felt comfortable with any other man’

An unnamed 18-year-old is sharing her story about how she plans to marry and have children with her father (not pictured above)
A young girl who is planning her upcoming wedding to her father is opening up about their taboo relationship.
The unnamed 18-year-old is revealing all the details of her two year relationship with her father in an interview with Science of Us, from how they fell in love and the first time they had sex to what their plans are for the future.
Speaking of their first time she said; 'There’s a reason I lost my virginity to him - because I’d never felt comfortable with any other man.'

The woman, who hails from the Great Lakes region, reconnected with her father when she was 16, this after 12 years of estrangement.
Her parents got pregnant on Prom night, and she grew up with her mother, who the young girl claims is bipolar.

Girl Presents “Certificate Of Purity” To Her Dad On Her Wedding Day [Photos]

Bride gives father her “Certificate Of Purity”
A beautiful Christian woman is going viral online after posting her “certificate of purity.” Newlywed Brelyn Bowman is a boutique owner and a self proclaimed Preacher of Purity… and with that in mind, when she wed her hubby gospel artist Tim Bowman Jr. she had a special wedding gift for dad.

NDLEA Arrests Man With 108 ATM Cards At Lagos Airport - New Ways To Launder Cash.

The arrest at the weekend at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, of Udeh Onuora Pascal (34), with 108 Automated Teller Machines (ATM) debit cards may have opened a lead to the discovery of another means of money laundering.

Udeh is suspected to be working for an international criminal organisation.

It was learnt that security agencies attached to major international airports have discovered that passengers now launder huge sums of money abroad by loading money into unsuspecting  people’s accounts with the plan of pulling the cash out using debit cards on arrival at their destination .

68-Year-old Grandma Ejected From Church Quarters, Family House... Lives In 'Danfo' Bus With 6 Kids In Lagos - Punch

Life, no doubt, is a coin with two sides. To some, it turns the good side full of fun, pleasure, plenty and splendor. To others, the opposite is their lot. The pathetic story of 68-year-old Mrs Kehinde Oseni confirms she is facing the other side of life characterized by pain, poverty, homelessness and helplessness.

If this looks or sounds strange to you, then consider the plight of Mrs Oseni, a casual worker at Lagos Island Local Government. Ironically, she lives inside an abandoned local council revenue bus popularly called danfo on Freeman street, Lagos Island. An indigene of Isale Eko, also known as Lagos Island where multi-billion naira business transactions go on everyday, it is indeed a contradiction to see in the midst of this plenty, 'a daughter of the soil' is not only homeless but has been abandoned by all to her cruel fate.

Jonathan's Minister Tried To Return N50bn Naira ($250million) Through me - Nasir el-Rufai

Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai, has told New York Times that associates of an ex-minister under former President Goodluck Jonathan had approached him to return the sum of $250 million to the Federal Government.

The money is about N50bn using an average exchange rate of N200 to a dollar.

The governor, who did not mention the names of the associates or the name of the ex-minister, said he was not in any position to handle such matters but would pass across the message to the appropriate authorities.

In the report published on Friday, the governor said, “When you say you want to refund, it means you are admitting that you took what was not yours. ‘I said, ‘I am a governor, I am not involved in this. I will pass on your message.’’’

Appeal Court Ruling: Ekweremadu To Preside Over Ministerial Nominees Screening On Wednesday?

Following the failure of Saraki to get a reprieve from the Appeal Court today regarding his trial, it then means he will have his days in court on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Consequently, in his absence, the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremmadu will have to preside on Wednesday when the final batch of the ministerial nominees would be screened and possibly confirmed.

Monday 19 October 2015

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode Swears in New Commissioners, Special Assistants, Charges Them On Accountability

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Monday charged the new commissioners and Special Advisers in the state to get to work immediately and justify the responsibility that had been placed on them.
Ambode spoke during the swearing-in ceremony of the officials at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Alausa, Ikeja.
He charged them to dedicate themselves to the service of the state and demanded their absolute loyalty to the government.

Don’t Panic But A UFO Has Just Crash Landed In West London

Don't panic, but a UFO has just crash landed in West London
Even aliens can’t cope with London traffic – as one of their craft was found on fire at a junction in Kingston, Greater London.
There was no sign of the little green men inside, who may still be at large in suburbia, possibly armed with anal probes.
At least that’s one explanation offered by Kingston Police, who say, ‘Last night at around midnight a concerned member of the public called us on 999 stating that there was an unknown item on fire in the middle of the road.

Seriously What Would You Do?

The Wedding ceremony is holding outside as you can see if you look through the window everyone is concentrating while this dog is wrecking havoc inside.

If it were your wedding and you just said those emotional vows,you're bursting with all the butterflies you head into the hall and meet this!!!.. what would you do really?

But seriously who brought a dog to a wedding?

Inside Linda Ikeji's N500 Million Banana Island Luxury Home In Ikoyi Lagos (Photos)

The Photo below is what hard work brought for a 35 years old Popular Nigerian Female blogger Linda Ikeji , as she posses Inside and outside of her New mansion that worth’s Over 500 million Naira

Married Man Poisons Pregnant Girlfriend, Buries Her Corpse in Shallow Grave in Imo State (Photo)

According to the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Taiwo Lakanu, the chain of events that ultimately led to the untimely death of Chinonye began the day she boarded the same bus with Ojoko in December 2014, at Achingali, in Obowo Local Government Area, Imo State.
They chatted along the way as the trip progressed and then exchanged phone numbers. While Chinonye lived in Umuahia, Ojoko on his part resided in Port Harcourt. Over the intervening period, Ojoko regularly invited her to Owerri, where they would lodge in a hotel and have fun. After each visit, he would give her N3,000 to N4,000 to cover her trans­portation costs. This continued until Chinonye informed him that she had become pregnant.

Woman Arrested Over Racist Rant At Muslim Women Branding Them 'ISIS b*****s' On A London Bus [Photos+Video]

A woman has been arrested after a passenger was filmed unleashing a foul-mouthed, racist rant at a group of Muslims on a bus.

In the clip, the passenger, who has a child with her, repeatedly refers to the group as"ISIS b*****s" and tells them to 'go back to their own count ry.

Controversy Rages Over Announcement Of New Ooni - Tribune

As the nation awaits the announcement of the new Ooni of Ife, following the death of His Imperial Majesty, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, on July 29 this year, more controversies emerged during the weekend over the impact which the demise of the Ooni’s second-in-command and head of the kingmakers, Obalufe of Iremo, Oba Samuel Folorunso Omisakin last Thursday, will have on the selection of the new monarch.

Salawa Abeni And Son Nigerian Big Sheff Perform At Felabration [Photos+Video]

Female waka Legend, Queen Salawa Abeni and her rapper son, Big Sheff (who looks a lot like Rick Ross and whom most people have come to prefer to fondly call Nigerian own Rick Ross ) – The mother-son pair brought back great memories with performances of some of her hit songs.

Rapper Big Sheff, who recently dropped the audio of her mother’s Gentle Lady (remix), has dropped the visuals to the tune featuring the Waka Queen, Salawa Abeni and General Kollington Ayinla, his father)

Sunday 18 October 2015

The Role of The Pastor In Evangelism - An Encounter With Pastor David Oyedepo [Jnr] On The High Street of London

"The fruit of the righteousness [is] a tree of Life, and he that winnet souls [is] wise" (Prov.11:30)

The primary task of Christians and every ministry in the world should be soul winning, to go into the world in order to preach the Good news to all creatures, a command which was given by Jesus Christ. (Mark 16: 15-16). And one of the greatest joys that we have as Christians is the joy of leading someone to christ, And you and I  can be God's instruments in the salvation of others.

Unfortunately, many churches have lost focus on the mission of winning souls for christ. Most churches are not winning souls for christ because the leaders of these churches have lost their passion for lost souls.