Saturday 18 May 2019

Queen Of England Hosts Billionaire Razaq Okoya, Wife At Buckingham Palace (photos)

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Billionaire industrialist and chairman of Eleganza Industries, Aare Razaq Akanni Okoya, and his beautiful wife, Folashade, joined other notable world personalities, at a Garden Party, hosted by Her Majesty, the Queen of the United Kingdom, Elizabeth 11

The adorable couple attended the world-class event, which held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Buckingham Palace, the London residence and administrative headquarters of the monarch of the United Kingdom, located in the City of Westminster.

Omoni Oboli And Richard Mofe-Damijo Kiss On Set Of ‘Love Is War'

Popular Nollywood actress, Omoni Oboli, has just shared a steamy photo of herself and Richard Mofe-Damijo on her Instagram page. Omoni Oboli kisses Richard Mofe-Damijo in this hot photo that fans cannot resist, and they’re all over the photo.

However, this kiss is simply for a role played on the set of ‘Love is War’ which fans very much anticipated.

Michael Aworosaiye Suicide: Doctor Who Tried To Rescue Minister Says CCTV Saved

A Nigerian doctor who tried to rescue the gospel Minister, Michael Aworosaiye, who committed suicide, has revealed how a CCTV footage of the incident saved him from arrest. Dr. Daniel Eitokpah's brother who revealed that he was detained after the incident, had posted a series of videos on Wednesday, with a caption that read in part, “My brother, a medical doctor, along with two onlookers were detained for trying to help resuscitate a young man who committed suicide yesterday. The police have him held for no reason; they named them as suspects, and asked them to write statements without any reason for detaining them.”

The doctor who was saved from arrest by the CCTV footage after he tried to rescue the gospel Minister who committed suicide,  lived in Sunnyvale Estate and he reportedly graduated from Ternopil State Medical School, Ukraine in 2016 and completed his house job at the National Hospital, Abuja, is a National Youth Service Corps member.

21-Year-Old British Boxer Collapses On Stage After Struggling To Make Weight

His team tried to help him but it is not clear what exactly happened to the undefeated fighter
Ryan Garner's super featherweight clash with Jose Hernandez will not go ahead after the Southampton boxer collapsed on stage following the weigh-in.
The fight was on the undercard for Billy Joe Saunders' WBO world super-middleweight title showdown with Shefat Isufi at Stevenage's Lamex Stadium on Saturday.
It is not clear what happened to Garner, however, the show's running order has confirmed that the 21-year-old will not take to the ring this evening. 

How Emir Of Kano Sanusi Lamido Was Saved From Being Dethroned Like His Grandfather By Dangote

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Sir Muhammadu Sanusi I (1905-1990 ), the grandfather of the present Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II reigned for only five years as Emir of Kano before he was forced to resign. He was said not to be in the good books of the authorities of the day due to his views which were considered offensive. He was perceived to be too independent minded by the political authorities and a web of intrigues was weaved around him in order to remove him as Emir. In the course of his reign, a panel was set up to investigate alleged misappropriation of the then Kano Native Authority’s funds and the Emir alongside other members of the Native Authority were made to testify before the commission with D.J.M Muffet as sole commissioner.

At the end of the inquiry, Muffet in his report advised the Regional Government that Sir Muhammadu Sanusi I should resign. He, therefore, tendered his resignation to the Governor of the Northern Region, Sir Kashim Ibrahim on 28th of March 1963.

Nigerian Born 'Power' Star, Rotimi Thankful After He Bought His First House

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Nigerian born 'Power' star, Rotimi is quite thankful after he bought his first house which according to him was an outright purchase. Sharing a video from the site of the first house he bought, Rotimi revealed that he didn't need a mortgage loan to make the payment. He went on to thank the Lord. 

Thursday 16 May 2019

President Buhari Guarded By Saudi Security Operatives In Medina, Saudi Arabia

Kemi Olunloyo Replies Iyabo Ojo After She Denied Imprisoning Her

Kemi Olunloyo has fired back at Iyabo Ojo, who denied imprisoning her in a video she shared in response to her post of 
'your tears just began'. 

Recall we reported that Iyabo Ojo in the video recounted how far she has come and how her husband told her he didn't love her on their wedding night. She, however, disclosed that after she welcomed her kids in unfavourable conditions, things have turned around for her. However reacting to the video, Kemi Olunloyo who stated that the actress' tears have just begun, further claimed that her daughter is a 'runs girl in training'.

However, Iyabo Ojo who reacted to the post in which Kemi Olunloyo stated that her tears had just begun, said those were tears of joy as all she faced was in the past. She further revealed that she chooses to ignore the journalist before now until roped in her daughter into their banter. Firing back at Iyabo Ojo in the comment section of the video she shared today, Kemi Olunloyo wrote in parts; 

Naira Marley Borrowed Laptop EFCC Found On Him

Naira Marley, according to his management, is not the owner of the laptop found with him by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The singer was arrested in the early hours of May 10, 2019, for issues bordering on advance fee fraud and internet-related crimes.

He was arrested alongside singer Zlatan, and a few others. Zlatan who was arrested alongside Naira Marley finally got his freedom, leaving behind his fellow rapper in custody.

Photos of the RCCG Pastor Who Sadly Committed Suicide In Abuja

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A gospel minister with the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, has allegedly committed suicide.
 Michael Arowosaiye allegedly hanged himself with a belt yesterday, May 14, 2019, at a home in Sunnyvale Estate in Abuja.

Michael Arowosaiye was a music minister in a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Abuja. He allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday, May 14th after battling with depression.

Atiku: Buhari Planning To Jail Me In Phantom Coup Plot

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The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has alleged plan by President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to replay the phantom coup plot of late General Sani Abacha where he falsely accused and jailed former President Olusegun Obasanjo for treason.

Atiku spoke in reaction to the statement by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, where he accused him and the PDP of a plot to destabilize the Federal Government. The former vice president, in a statement yesterday by his media adviser, Paul Ibe, said in his desperation to remain in office, President Buhari wants to rope him in a phantom coup plot. “We want to know why the desperation on the part of the Muhammadu Buhari government to rope in the PDP and its Presidential candidate in phantom plots? Obviously, President Buhari wants to replay the phantom coup plot saga of his now deceased mentor, who threw former President Olusegun Obasanjo in jail after falsely accusing him of treason in order to perpetuate himself in power.

Regina Daniels Flaunts Fresh Bikini Bod

Regina Daniels is rumoured to be pregnant… But she’s flaunting her Bikini Body on gram.. and we are all for it.

US To Relocate Consulate To Eko Atlantic City

The United States Consul-General in Lagos, Mr. John Bray, on Wednesday announced that the home government had secured about 1,000 hectares of land on the Eko Atlantic City in Lagos.

Bray disclosed this at his residence shortly after signing the engagement agreement between the U.S. Government officials and the Executive Chairman of South EnergyX Nigeria, Mr. Roland Chagdury.

The Consul-General said the decision to build a new Consulate in the Eko Atlantic City was to afford Nigerians better and more accessible services.

Obasanjo Is The Number One Troublemaker In This Country - Oba Akiolu

Oba Akiolu who spoke on Wednesday when participants of the senior executive course (41) of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) visited him at his palace in Lagos, stated that former President Olusegun Obasanjo is the number one troublemaker in the country. 

The Lagos monarch who ascribed President Buhari's victory to God. accused the former Nigerian President of always arrogating power to himself. Stating that Obasanjo is the number one troublemaker in the country, Oba Akiolu said; 

Wednesday 15 May 2019

Chris Attoh's Late Wife Was Married To 2 Men - Greenbelt Police

 US police confirms Chris Attoh's murdered wife Bettie was married to two men
Investigations by the Greenbelt Police Depart has revealed that Bettie Jenifer, the wife of Ghanaian Actor, Chris Attoh, who was shot dead while leaving her office on Friday, May 10th, was married to two men, one of whom is a notorious drug lord currently serving a 20-year jail term.

According to the police, Bettie was still legally married to 47-year-old Kendrick Jenifer, who is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence for importing large amounts of cocaine into Baltimore from Texas. Kendrick ran a drug trafficking organization that distributed at least 450kg of cocaine in Baltimore and Woodbridge, Virginia.
The drug lord and Bettie were not divorced before she went on to marry Chris in a ceremony that happened in October last year. The police say Kendrick filed for divorce on April 9th this year. Bettie Jenifer then filed for divorce six days later.
Police have not named a suspect or motive in the case.

I Had A Bad Relationship With National Assembly Under Saraki, Dogara — Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday reviewed the relationship between the Executive arm of the government and the outgoing 8th National Assembly and concluded that it was not the best.

Speaking at the Iftar dinner (breaking of fast) he hosted for the leadership of the National Assembly led by Senate President Bukola Saraki at the State House Tuesday evening, Mr Buhari said the nation deserved better than it got.

He said he hoped for a better working relationship between the two arms of government in the 9th National Assembly.

9th National Assembly: Dogara’s Loyalists Negotiate For Leadership, Committee Appointments

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Members of the House of Representatives loyal to the Speaker, Mr Yakubu Dogara, have started negotiations with the Majority Leader and candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the Speaker in the ninth National Assembly, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, for leadership positions and committee appointments.

The PUNCH learnt in Abuja on Tuesday that Dogara was also in talks with Gbajabiamila on the fate of his loyalists in the next Assembly.

While the APC candidates for the presiding offices of the House – Speaker and Deputy Speaker – have been declared, those who will occupy the principal offices are still unknown.

The offices include Majority Leader, Deputy Majority Leader, Chief/Majority Whip and Deputy Chief/Majority Whip.

President Buhari Hosts Saraki, Dogara, Others To Iftar Meal

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President Buhari this evening hosted the leadership of the National Assembly to dinner to break his Ramadan fast. 

The National Assembly Leadership at the dinner included Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker Yusuf Dogara, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Senator Ahmed Lawan, Femi Gbajabiamila among others. 
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Tuesday 14 May 2019

Nigeria After The Oil Age - An article By Tony Ogunlowo

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With the rest of the world  beginning to turn its back on petroleum products in favour of sustainable renewable energy sources the demand for oil in the coming years will drop: the current price of  crude oil stands at about $60 per barrel and analyst are predicting this will drop to about $15 per barrel in less than 20 years.

I don’t want to sound like a doom-monger but countries like Nigeria who depend on oil for 95% of their income will be in big trouble. Already the country can’t sustain itself on what it earns: external borrowing has gone up; capital projects have been abandoned for lack of funds; unemployment is skyrocketing and wide-spread corruption is still left to go unchecked.

United States Embassy Suspends Interview Waiver "Drop Box" For Nigerians

The Embassy consulate of the United States in Nigeria has suspended the interview waiver popularly known as DROP BOX application process effective MAY 14 2019.

All applicants are required to schedule a regular appointment until further notice...


First Bank Vs Dispatch Rider: N355 Million Fraud Scandal

A dispatch rider at Institutional Banking Group (IBG), a department of First Bank, Iganmu branch working as a contract staff from Sandy Management Consultants LTD may have found himself between the devil and the deep blue sea as he cries out for his dear life after realizing that he might be used as a scapegoat in a case of alleged insider fraud involving some staff of the bank.

According to Humphrey Darlington Omeli, a Dispatch rider who hails from Ezeagu Local Government Area in Enugu State, who formerly resides at 2 Anjorin Close, Market, Okokomiako, Ojo Lagos State, he resumed work as usual on the 25th of September 2013 at about 8:00 am, while he was still having his breakfast with piles of document from previous day’s work waiting to be dispatched, the relationship Manager in-charge of a customer account known as “Olam Nigeria Limited”, Mr Abimbola Jaiyesime summoned him with instruction to quickly dispatch some documents as top priority while he went on to entertain one Mr Mike, A staff of Olam Nigeria Limited that same morning.

Ganduje Presents Staff Of Office To Emir Of Gaya At Night

Governor Ganduje presented a staff of office to the Emir of Gaya at night, amidst an order of interim injunction, the court directed all parties in the suit to maintain status quo, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice. With the recent appointment of Aminu Ado-Bayero, Bichi; Tafida Ila, Rano; Ibrahim Abdulkadir, Gaya and Ibrahim Abubakar ll, Karaye  as First Class Emirs, it means the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi now controls only 10 local government councils of the 44 in the state.

Monday 13 May 2019

Tinubu, Sanwo-olu, Kola Abiola Others Attend Burial Of Lagos Deputy Gov-elect’s Father (photos)

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Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor-elect of Lagos state, and Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), were among the dignitaries who witnessed the burial of Mufutau Hamzat, father of Obafemi, the deputy-governor elect of Lagos state.

Until his death on Sunday evening, Hamzat was Olu of Afowora Sogade, a traditional stool in Ogun state.

He was a frontline politician in Lagos state, having served as a commissioner and a lawmaker.

IGR Of Lagos State Of N382bn Is Higher Than 30 States Put Together - Only 10 Nigerian States Economically Viable, 17 Bankrupt

The Economic Confidential on Sunday released its Annual States Viability Index (ASVI) report.

It showed that 17 States are insolvent as their Internally Generated Revenues (IGR) in 2018 were far below 10% of their receipts from the Federation Account Allocations (FAA) in the same year.

The index declared that without the monthly disbursement from the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC), many states remain unviable, and cannot survive without the federally collected revenue, mostly from the oil sector.

Sunday 12 May 2019

PDP Abandoned Secretariat

In 2008, the former PDP chairman Ahmadu Ali suggested a new Headquarters should be constructed for their party, PDP. The idea was welcomed by all party members.

A 12 story building was agreed upon. The former Vice President who at the time was the Governor of Kaduna State, Architect Namadi Sambo, designed the structure of the proposed new secretariat. 

The contract was awarded to BNL construction firm for N10billion with a delivery date of two and half years. First quarter of that year, Ahmadu Ali was kicked out of office. 

Then came a new PDP Nat. Chairman, Vincent Ogbulafor, who keyed into the idea of the new Secretariat by his predecessor. He quickly rallied round party members on how to raise funds. 

I Removed My Womb To Live A Normal Life - Nse Ikpe-etim

Nse Ikpe-Etim, the Nollywood actress who won the 'Best Actress in a Drama' award at the 2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards amongst other awards, has revealed that she had to remove her womb to live a normal life. The 44-year-old actress who rose to prominence in 2008 for her role in ‘Reloaded’, engaged her fans with her life ahead of the premiere of ‘Heaven’s Hell’ which she featured in. In an event tagged ‘Conversation with Nse', she disclosed that her father died when she was 15, leaving only her mother, who was a teacher, to take on the burden of raising the family.

EFCC Seizes Saraki’s Houses, Marks Others In Lagos

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has seized Senate President Bukola Saraki's houses as they also marked others.Bukola Saraki's houses seized by the EFCC are reportedly located at 15a, 15b and 17 MacDonald Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. It was gathered that the EFCC who were unsure of the actual property that belonged to the Senate President, decided to place inscriptions and stickers on all of them.