Friday, 30 May 2014

Fact-finding committee of the president visit Chibok on Democracy Day!

The Presidential Fact-finding team visited the Chibok community yesterday as the country marked it's Democracy day. The spokeman reassured parents and members of the community saying that the President is having sleepless nights on the issue and he alongside the security agents are doing all to ensure a dancing ceremony for the Chibok community as they will definately celebrate the release of the kidnapped girls soon. Who says an amen to that.

Read part of the statement below:

"Members of the committee visited the burnt-out structures of Government Secondary School, where the girls were abducted. The receiving party conducted members of the committee round the grounds of the school. The principal, vice principals, matrons of the hostels, as well as security guards and cooks were earlier debriefed by the committee in Maiduguri. The committee later held an interactive session with the Chibok communities on the school premises. 

Breaking News - Two Emirs in Borno State kidnapped by Boko Haram.

According to breaking news report by Premium Times, Boko Haram men this morning kidnapped 2 first class traditional rulers in Borno State - the Emir of Uba, Ismaila Mamza and the Emir of Gwoza, Idrisa Timta.

According to security officials who spoke with Premium Times, the emirs were seized by the gunmen around 10a.m today Friday May 30th near Shaffa while they were traveling to Gombe to attend the funeral of the Emir of Gombe, Shehu Abubakar, who died on Tuesday May 27th. (pictured above)

The Borno state government is yet to issue an official statement on the abduction.

Photos: President Jonathan launches first made in Nigeria car.

President and Vice-president test running first made in Nigeria Nissan SUV. See more photos after the cut......

Sad news: Former Governor's son dies in car crash...

One of the sons of former Oyo State governor, Rasheed Ladoja, died yesterday Thursday May 29th in a fatal auto accident on Eko Bridge.

Adebola Ladoja, who was driving a Volkswagen Golf car, was heading towards Lagos Island around 3.30pm when a DAF truck said to be on top speed lost control, rammed into the median of the bridge and then rammed into his car, crushing it and killing Adebola on the spot.


"It took several hours before those who came to the rescue of the victim could break into the vehicle. He was trapped behind the wheel with blood gushing out of his head as a result of the impact,” an eyewitness saidLagos state Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, confirmed the incident and said the late Adebola's corpse has been deposited at the mortuary.

"On Eko Bridge, a Daf truck with registration number. JJJ 59 XA, driven by one Justice Oseghai, ran into a Volkswagen Golf car marked AKD 107 CJ, driven by Adebola Ladoja, son of the former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Rasheed Ladoja. The victim died on the spot. His corpse has been moved to the Lagos Island General Hospital’s mortuary for autopsy, while the truck’s driver has been arrested."

May his soul rest in peace.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Your favourite song for just N30 @ MyMusic.com.ng check out details..

 
For my love for music this sound like a great idea. Continue to read as culled from LIB.
 
Will you pay N30 for a song with your phone credit? A group of young guys are starting a new music service called MyMusic.com.ng. Their idea is to offer a large collection of Nigerian music, both oldies and new school, on their mobile app /websites, price themat N30 per track, and allow people to pay for them with their phone credit. Founded by three friends, Tola, Damola and Dolapo who met in Babcock University years back, they say nobody has yet been able to solve the problem of digital music distribution in Nigeria. Continue...

See full list of Forbes 100 most powerful women 2014- Ngozi Iweala makes list.

 
Forbes magazine just released its list of the World's 100 Powerful Women 2014 and two Nigerian women made the list. They are; Nigeria's Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister for Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala who came in at No. 44 and Oil magnate and Vice Chairman of Famfa Oil, Mrs Folorunsho Alakija, who came in at No.97. Other women that made the list include Beyoncé - at No. 17, Oprah at 14, German Chancellor Angela Merkel at No.1, Malawian President Joyce Banda at 40, Michelle Obama at No.8, Lady Gaga at No. 67, Queen Elizabeth at No.35. Ellen Degeneres at No.46. Angelina Jolie at No.50, Gisele Bundchen at No. 89.

See full list after the cut.....

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

So Good- Ex-Governor Peter Obi visits Dora Akunyili in india and confirms she is responding to treatment.

Find a statement posted on Professor Dora Akunyili's Facebook page below

Immediate past Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, is presently in India on a visit to see former Minister of Information and Communications, Prof. Dora Akunyili, who is receiving treatment in the country. Mr. Obi left for India yesterday in company of his media aide, Mr. Valentine Obienyem. The two men confirmed in a message from India that Prof. Akunyili is responding to treatment and that her situation is nothing near the scary picture being painted by rumour mongers.

Prof. Dora Akunyili’s husband, Dr. Chike Akunyili, confirmed to me on phone this morning that Messrs Obi and Obienyem are with them in the hospital. “We are very happy to see them. We are even happier that they have volunteered to spend the entire day with us before returning home to Nigeria,” Dr. Akunyili said. He also expressed appreciation to Nigerians, saying: “We can never thank Nigerians enough; their prayers are working.”

Just In: Boko Haram Takes Over Borno Villages, Hoist Flag.


Gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram terror group on Monday attacked various communities around the rocky mountains of Gwoza town of Borno State killing nine villagers and setting ablaze houses and churches in the area, residents and a public official said.

The insurgents also hoisted their flags in Ashigashiya ward of Gwoza Local Government Area and are currently celebrating in the area which they have now declared their headquarters.

Sources from Gwoza hills said apart from the nine people killed, several others were left with serious bullet injuries as fleeing residents now take refuge on tall rocky hills.

A local government official, Nglamuda Ibrahim, who spoke to journalists in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, said his displaced people have since Monday night been calling for help.

Fabulous pictures from Kim and Kanye's wedding!

E! just released some pics from Kim and Kanye's extravagant wedding which held this past Saturday May 24th in Italy. Kim's Givenchy wedding dress is so beautiful. See more photos after the cut...

Photos: Nollywood actress Chika Ike goes back to school for Children's day celebration.

Reporting from InfoNigeria:
On the Children’s Day Nollywood actress Chika Ike has visited her St. Francis Catholic Secondary School in Lagos, having surprised the students of the institution.

For Nigeria this day is dashed with pain because of the missing Chibok schoolgirls abducted on April 14 by Boko Haram insurgents.

The beautiful movie icon and a socially responsible personality, some time ago appointed the Brand Ambassador for National Commission for Refugee and displaced persons, took to social media to share the photos of her visit. On the last photo she put the hasthag #BringBackOurGirls of the global social anti-kidnap campaign. See more photos after the cut....






Monday, 26 May 2014

Find out what paint colours are trendy for 2014!

 
Behr
Where to use this colour
“If you want to set the stage in your own personal space, encompassing this palette in a room with lots of windows set over the water might just make you think you were on vacation year ‘round,” simply put, living rooms and reception area is fab for this colour.


Rich red and cream/bright yellow
Where to use this colour
“Friendly, futuristic and energetic, the colours of this palette- rich red and cream—work well on an accent wall of a living area, family room or kitchen.”

Engineers excecuted for collapsed building- Justice or not?

 
According to two Chinese newspapers, North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un ordered the execution by firing squad of 4 design and construction engineers who built the 23-storey building that collapsed in the capital of Pyongyang on May 13th 2014 leading to the death of about 500 people.
92 families lived in the building as at the time it collapsed and most of the people killed were top intelligence and security officials. Kim Jong Un gave a rare public apology to North Koreans after the collapse occurred and ordered an inquiry. The four engineers were reportedly executed last week.

The main cause of the building collapse remains unclear but shoddy construction is said to be a likely cause because onsite directors and workers often smuggle out steel and cement to sell in black market
Kim Jong-Un has been reported to execute anyone who falls short of his expectations, including members of his own family. 

Is this justice or not? Were there investigations on true cause of collapse and was it traced to poor materials and work done by the engineers?

Let's get behind the scene of Tunde and Wunmi's new video, you'll love it!

When this married musical duo gets to do a video it is a wao! No wonder lots have being waiting for the release of their new video, not to worry the wait i almost over. Tunde and Wunmi Obe are set to release two new singles in June titled Green White Green and Wedding Day, after a 2-year break from the music industry.

“With the state of the nation, we just decided that it’s time to lend our voices as the oldest existing group to the gospel of peace, safety and oneness,” said Tunde Obe. Both singles are to be released on the 1st of June 2014. Continue to see behind the scenes of the video

Jos explosion and how 400 people escaped death!

BLAST Over 400 football fans cheated death in the Saturday night bomb blast that rocked Bauchi road area of Jos. According to the Plateau state police, three people were confirmed dead as at yesterday night. New reports from Punch has however suggested the death toll has been raised to four with one the injured passing on early Sunday morning. 
 
According to reports from Punch, the lone bomber had targeted a Television viewing centre where youths were watching the finals of the EUFA Championship League between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. See the rest of the Punch report… An eye witness, Alhaji Garba Ahmad, who said he lost his senior brother, Alhaji Bello, in the blast, stated that the bomber had first attempted to enter the viewing centre, but was prevented by a barricade erected along the road. He then turned back and tried to enter through a garage, but also encountered a wall between the centre and the garage. In frustration, the bomber packed the car, a Honda Odyssey, in front of a house. Ahmad said, “When we saw the car, unusually packed in front of our house, my brother challenged him. He told my brother that his car had a fault and wanted to repair it. My brother then asked him to take the car away. Sensing something unusual I went inside and asked all the members of our family to leave the house. Just as my by brother was persuading the man to leave the premises, he (the bomber) entered the car and immediately he started, it exploded, killing my brother, his son and his friend.” It was also gathered that the bomber had gone to the viewing centre earlier in the day.
 
Now i think Security agents need to educate the public on the best action when you see a suspicious car, considering confronting them will endanger life.
 

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's honeymoon schedule!

The newly wed couple, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West arrived Ireland by private jet at Cork Airport 3pm Yesterday where they were met by a fleet of Mercedes limousines.

They were then whisked off for a five day honeymoon at an undisclosed location.
Reports have it that the couple will holiday at a luxury private estate in Munster

They are also expected to spend at least a day in Dublin – and to tour some of Ireland’s most famous tourist attractions.
 
The couple who were accompanied by their personal assistants and bodyguards are expected to remain in Ireland until Friday before jetting back to the States.

Ini Delicious Bread pastry now opened by Nollywood actress - Ini Edo





As a Nollywood actor or actress it is certain to move into politics, business or music industry. Glad Ini Edo chose a lucrative one, Pastries.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Names of 77 Chibok girls identified in Boko Haram video.- #BringBackOurGirls

Reporting from Ynaija!
As the more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist group Boko Haram from their boarding school in Chibok, Borno, enter their second month in captivity, the federal government and its international partners are yet to show concrete signs of up getting close to rescuing them from their abductors.

Indeed, since the second video on the kidnapped girls was aired four days ago, the world has been left to watch almost helplessly as government officials debate whether or not to negotiate with the terrorists to secure the girls’ release and reunite them with their families.

One activity that has been ongoing has been the identification of the girls in the video. According to analytics, about 130 girls were featured in the video. So far, the identity of 77 of the girls who in the video were reciting the Qu’ran, has been established.Continue to see the names.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Creating a positive home environment via decorating!


Your home does not just provide a shelter from the outside weather, it also provides an environment where we can nurture, cultivate and grow our vital relationships which in turn impact on the larger society. So the home business is a key business cause it affects everything and I mean everything. You could get all the training on parenting and home management, yet ignore the importance of having a positive home environment via decoration. A positive , calm, nurturing and comfortable home environment enhances all human performance even parenting. Here are some tips:

1. Don't just flood the entire house with colors or items that drills only you just because you are doing the buying or paying the bill. Ask the opinion of other members of the household who are of age. Well of course if you are single and staying alone but if you have co-residence, ask their opinion especially when it comes to their rooms or other part of the house that is commonly shared. It creates a sense of belonging, ownership and knowing that your opinion counts even when you get out there in the larger society.

Hello, Will you go for an event specifically organized for you to meet your potential wife or husband?

Saw this on Linda Ikeji blog and it's very interesting. Like you pay an event fee, get dressed and step out to the event with the sole aim of finding a wife or husband.....lol. Sounds like a good idea though and hope this work. The question is will you go? If you go what is the guarantee you will get hooked up? Anyways this is a Lagos event, check out more details below:

Reporting from Linda Ikeji Blog:
Matured single ladies & guys; beautiful, handsome, independent, working-class/ entrepreneur ready to mingle & marry. Get ready as you come on Saturday May 31st to meet potential friends and spouse as you share, have fun and get connected.

That’s not just all, as you banquet; there'll high level networking, heart to heart matured discussions, and cocktail with highlight moments….This is an exclusively reserved event. Continue...

Jay Z and Solange goes shopping, guess the fight is over.

According to reports, Jay Z and Solange were spotted shopping for jewelry together yesterday May 13th in NYC. Guess it's their own way of saying, we are sorting things out or they might have reconciled. Anyways it seems like a good move. 

People don't fight or quarrel to become enemies but to help understand themselves better so #reconcile with everyone you've had an issue with. It is godly it is sweet.

From TMZ

Jay Z and Solange Knowles went looking for jewelry together Tuesday afternoon at a high-end NYC jewelry store ... TMZ has learned.
Our sources says Jay and Solange were in Mr. Flawless, where they were looking for women's jewelry for around 20 minutes.
We're told the pair showed no signs strife, and looked at gems with Mr. Flawless himself. They looked, but tried nothing on. They left the store without buying anything.
Jay & Solange didn't talk much inside the store ... they pretty much just browsed quietly.

Amazing - 200 Boko Haram members killed by Civilians in an attack in Borno yesterday.


Article written by Dr. Peregrino Brimah for ENDS.ng

The rise of the civilians against terror took the Boko Haram saga to a new turn in the early hours of Tuesday morning when citizens of Rann, headquarters of Kala-Balge local government area, Borno northeast, who had fore-knowledge of an impending Boko Haram attack, decided not to remain sitting ducks but prepared for battle.
According to reports we received from Civilian sources in Borno, over 400 Boko Haram terrorists stormed Rann and neighboring villages in the early hours of Tuesday, with their usual convoy of hilux trucks, motorcycles and APC (Armored Personnel Carriers) only to meet villagers ready for them this time. The civilian villagers pounced on the terrorists with mere rocks, bows and arrows, local Dane guns, swords and “charms,” but as we have earlier reported, Boko Haram are more frightened of Civilian-JTF than they are of the Nigerian army, and run from the civilians even if they - the civilians only have knives


Breaking News: Co-mastermind of Nyanya bomb blast arrested in Sudan.

BREAKING: Mastermind Of Nyanya Bomb Blast Arrested In Sudan (PICTURED)
The co-mastermind of the April 14, 2014 bomb that went off in Nyanya, a suburb of Abuja, Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche has been arrested in Sudan, National Daily reports.

Ogwuche was reportedly arrested through the help of the Military Attaché to the Nigerian High Commission in Sudan with the help of international security operatives.

The suspect is a student of Arabic Language at the International University of Africa, Sudan is a British born Nigerian.

National Daily Newspaper reports:

Ogwuche was formerly of the Nigerian Army with service number SVC 95/104 but was said to have deserted the Army in 2006.

It could be recalled that the Department of State Services (DSS), had on Monday 12, May 2014 during a joint news conference in Abuja declared him and one Rufai Tsiga wanted for the bombing of Nyanya Motor Park on 14 April which killed over 75 people. The DSS through its Director of Public Relations of DSS, Marilyn Ogar, announced the declaration.

Desperation weds Hope - A call to all NIGERIANS!

Desperation Weds Hope– A Call To All Nigerians!

How audacious, relentless and desperate it gets when your realities are actually the opposite of your hope. You step into the uncertain yet certain that things will turn out right. It’s like watching that knife cut through you yet it’s not a murder case, it’s just a surgery that is aimed at saving your life. So shhhhhhh we need to get through this successfully, your doctor injects this into your system, soliciting for your co-operation, yet he shuts you down with a dose of Anesthesia, oh how desperate you must be to get well just yet again. Aren’t we all desperate? Desperate to see things the way it ought to be because we are tired of the way things are, the way Nigeria is!

Desperation they say is the mother of change but wait o who come be e papa na? You can’t mother a child without a father right? So let’s marry Desperation to Hope and you are welcomed to this marriage ceremony- Desperation weds Hope. 

This is just a simple and a well needed write-up to all Nigerians who are Desperately Hopeful for change, transformation, peace and security. 

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Nigeria ready to negotiate with Boko Haram to #BringBackOurGrils...Should they?

According to a BBC Africa report, the Minister of Special Duties says the Nigerian government is ready to negotiate with Boko Haram to bring back the abducted girls. Just yesterday government officials vehemently rejected the offer and just barely 24hours later, they are ready to negotiate. Is this a smart decision? Hope Boko Haram is not playing games? Some many questions running through one's head now. Our Security agents must be ahead in this to #BringBackOurGirls.

Chibok girls parents could not identify any of their daugthers in video by Boko Haram

Was this all staged! Looks like video released yesterday by Boko Haram could be fake. This is getting really controversial but all we know is #BringBackOurGirls.

Reporting from Vanguard:
Some parents of the girls abducted at Goverment Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State by Boko Haram terrorists have distanced themselves from the latest video purportedly released by the leader of the sect, Abubakar Shekau who claimed that the kidnapped students, particularly the Christians have converted to Islam. They said they could not identify any of their daughters in the video obtained by AFP.

Read Beyonce's deep prayer after Jay Z's fight with her sister, Solange Knowles

Right After Sister Fights Jay-Z In Elevator, Beyonce Makes Deep Post On Instagram [LOOK] 
Right after the bizarre incident that took place between Solange Knowles and Jay-Z, Beyonce was the one everyone looked at to determine how she was going to respond.  It appears that she has responded faster than some might have expected, with a very interesting post on her Instagram page about getting rid of bad influences in her life.

 Her prayer:
Something worth praying about- My prayer to God.
Lord, I lift up everyone of my relationship to You and ask that You bless them. I ask that each one of them will be glorifying to you. Help me to choose my friends wisely so I wont be led astray. Give me discernment and strength to separate myself from anyone who is not a good influence.I release all my relationships to You and pray that your will be done in each of them.

Such a deep prayer from Beyonce, may God grant her request.

We will not celebrate children's day if Chibok girls are not freed.

Children Vow To Boycott May 27 Celebration If Chibok Schoolgirls Are Not Returned
Following the turmoil caused by members of Boko Haram in the country as a result of the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls from their dormitory at Government Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State on April 14, 2014, the Nigerian children parliament has vowed not to participate in the May 27 Children’s Day Celebration if the abducted girls are not released before the day.

Don Jazzy, Banky W and Chidinma thank God as they sign new MTN contracts.


 Congrats to them.




Monday, 12 May 2014

Dora Akuiyili flown abroad as health deteriorates.

Reporting from Info Nig.-
I just got reports that the former minister — Dora Akunyili has to be flown abroad as her health worsens.

Efforts are currently being made by officials of the foreign affairs ministry to secure an Indian visa for her as soon as possible because her doctor says any delay might be risky.
It will be recalled that Mrs Akunyili has been sick for a while, but showed up at the on-going conference in Abuja where she thanked those who stood by her and said she was getting better.

I remember speaking to a friend on this issue and he told me that it’s the handwork of evil people whose businesses the former NAFDAC DG shut down.

Please pray for her!

Five perpetrators of Nyayan bombing arrested by DSS.

The Department of State Service, DSS, has arrested five men for the April 14 bombing of Nyanya Park in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory.

The DSS has also declared wanted one Rufai Abubakar Tsiga and Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche for allegedly masterminding the bombing.

Addressing a media briefing at the service headquarters in Abuja, the spokesperson of the service, Marilyn Ogar, while revealing the identities of those arrested, also revealed details of past encounters with one of those declared wanted.

She said: “It is noteworthy that the UK born Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche, with Service Number 95/104 deserted the Nigerian Army in 2006. He served in the Intelligence Unit of the Nigerian Army between 2001 and 2006 and was posted to the Nigerian Defense Academy in 2006, but rather than reporting at the academy, he deserted.

Nigeria rejects Boko haram's offer to swap abducted girls for their prisoners, Minister of Interior speaks.

Reporting from PM

Nigeria on Monday rejected conditions set out by Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau for the release of more than 200 schoolgirls held hostage by the Islamists.

Asked if the government would reject the suggestion mentioned by Shekau in a new video that the girls may be released once Nigeria frees all militant prisoners, Interior Minister Abba Moro told AFP: “Of course.”

“The issue in question is not about Boko Haram… giving conditions,” he said.

More to follow…

Boko Haram releases pictures and location of abducted girls in new video- See photos.

New video of dozens of abducted Chibok school girls has been released by Boko Haram. The girls, numbering about 130, said to be held at Sambisa forest, a border between Cameroon and Nigeria, are seen praying in Arabic in the video.

In the video, Boko Haram leader said he's ready to do a deal to free some or all the girls. He said;


"We will never release them unless our brethren are released. It's been 6 years you held our brethren and torturing them. We will not release the girls until you free our brothers"

He also mentioned that the girls have been converted to Muslims. The girls are believed to be held in six different locations. Continue to see more pics...

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