The President Of United States Of America "Barack Obama" Attend A basketball game with his family and was caught on Kiss Cam
Today is Independence Day. The first of October 1960 is a date to which for two years every Nigerian........
ATLANTA — Rick Ross Maybach Music camp is involved in quite a bit.......
With this picture one wonders how patriotic Nigerians are to have such a tattoo engraved.......
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Thursday, October 25, 2012
US Presidential couple Barack and Michelle Obama have always shown public affection and we adore them for it.
But what can we say about our very own Goodluck Jonathan and First Lady Dame Patience?
The couple rarely get intimate in public. But they were happy to show us some PDA when Patience recently returned from Germany.
Will Nigeria’s first couple show us more of their soft sides? Which couple looked cuter, by the way?!
Diddy was involved in a serious car accident in L.A. moments ago ... TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, a car turned left in front of Diddy's SUV and Diddy's driver t-boned the other vehicle.
Officers were called to the scene -- and cops claim everyone involved in the accident complained of pain, including Diddy, his driver, and the other driver.
It's unclear how seriously anyone was injured -- but law enforcement sources tell us, no one was transported to a hospital ... despite an ambulance being called.
A report was taken. No citations were issued.
The saying that no secret remains a secret forever is about to play a significant role in the lives and ambition of the American first family, as the race to the White House election heat up.
US business mogul Donald Trump, according to credible sources, is about to claim that he has found divorce papers of President Barack Obama and wife Michelle.
Trump announced on Monday that he was set to make an announcement on Wednesday that would be ‘bordering on gigantic’ and that it would ‘possibly’ change the Presidential race.
It was gathered that Trump is more favourable to Obama losing the presidential election to Mitt Romney, his fellow businessman and candidate of the Republican party.
Police authorities have described as baseless, rumour making the rounds that it has discontinued the massive manhunt placed on the heads of its personnel who bolted after one Ahmed Grema, of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Maiduguri, revealed their membership of Boko Haram.
“No. It is a rumour. We (police) are on top of the situation. The manhunt is still on,” said Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Frank Mbah in a chat with Reporters 365.com.
He asserted that the police has not changed its mind on the massive manhunt it placed on the heads of the affected officers who got wind of their impending arrest and fled before they could be taken into custody.
According to him, the affected policemen can run but the long arm of the law will eventually catch up with them, no matter where they run to.
Mbah called for a closer collaboration between the police and members of the public especially in the area of information flow so that crime and criminality will be curbed in the country.
It will be recalled that in his confessional statement when men of the Joint Task Force (JTF) apprehended him last September, Grema disclosed
that the Boko Haram sect also has other well placed security operatives as members.
It was also gathered that officers and men of the security agencies, who are suspected of having close ties with the Islamic sect, have gone underground since Grema’s confession that he and the others have played active parts in the killing of some senior civil servants, security agents and politicians who oppose the
The two suspects are alleged to have buried their victim in a shallow grave in a forest at Ugbor village, Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State, after killing her.
The victim, who was kidnapped on July 29, this year, was killed four days later after she had been serially raped by the suspects.
The murder suspects did not stop there as they were also alleged to have continued to demand ransom from her parents after killing her.
Anthony Airhuoyo, State Police Public Relations Officer, however, told newsmen that the police made a head way in the case on October 17 when two of the suspects were arrested.
He added that a third suspect, whose name was given simply as Charles, was still on the run.
Airhuoyo disclosed that the suspects took the police to the spot where they buried Mercy and her corpse was exhumed. The autopsy report is still been awaited.
“Mario was gutted. He’s a big fan and turned up with gifts along with his other club team mates” a source revealed.
“But Nicki was too tired after the gig and feasted on a massive Nando’s order instead – so he went home disappointed. He’d even bought a camera especially” the source added.
Manchester City would later go on to lose scandalously 3-1 away to Ajax in the UEFA Champions League, Wednesday night. Who knows, perhaps the players were smarting from Nicki Minaj’s snub!
The grouping may have become a prayer answered for many Nigerian fans that prefer to avoid Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana in the early round. Nigeria failed to qualify for the 2012 edition held in Gabon/Equatorial Guinea.
Eagles captain Joseph Yobo told MTNFootball.com, “It’s a fair draw; Zambia, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia? Well that’s not bad. But I’m not saying it’s going to be easy because football in Africa has vastly improved. No team is a minnow anymore, but looking at the group on paper, I want to say it’s a fair one.”
Debutants Cape Verde, who upset Cameroon to make their first finals, will play host South Africa in the opening match of the biennial competition.
Morocco, due to host the tournament in 2015, and Angola complete Group A. On paper, it is a fair deal for the hosts who are expected to qualify for the next stage from that group. South Africa won the competition as hosts in 1996 – an edition boycotted by Nigeria as defending champions.
Ghana, who last won the trophy in 1982, face DR Congo, Niger, Mali in Group B. The seeded Ghanaians are favourites of the group with the other having fair chances to qualify as the second team from the group.
The most respected team in Africa this period, Cote d’Ivoire are leading Group D already dubbed the ‘Group of Death’ as the other three teams are balanced in their makeup. Togo, Tunisia and Algeria who complete the group will battle each other hard to scale through. Only the Togolese are yet to win the African cup from this group.
Cape Verde, with a population of about 500,000, shocked the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon 3-2 on aggregate to book their place in the tournament and there were cheers as they were drawn out by South African president Jacob Zuma last night to form the other half of the event’s curtain-raiser.
The tournament will be held in Durban, Johannesburg, Nelspruit, Port Elizabeth and Rustenburg between January 19 and February 10.
Groups in full:
Group A: South Africa, Angola, Morocco, Cape Verde
Group B: Ghana, Mali, Niger, DR Congo
Group C: Zambia, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia
Group D: Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia, Algeria, Togo
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Rihanna’s father, Ronald Fenty is happy Riri and Chris Brown are back together and now hopes their rekindled love ends in marriage.
The 24-year-old singer’s dad told Life & Style magazine:
“Whatever makes her happy. I hope one day she will get married. Everyone adores Chris, he’s a super guy. The family loved Chris Brown before they met him. I always thought he was extremely talented. He is a good person and always gave me great respect.”
Rihanna and Chris Brown don’t seem to have plans to tie the knot just yet, but who knows; we may soon hear they are getting married.
Proven family man and rap icon Jay-Z had earlier warned that he won’t hesitate to end Chris Brown’s career if he ever harms Rihanna again. Brown knows Jay-Z well enough to cross him; hopefully his relationship with Rihanna will be ‘happily ever after’.
If things work out the way Riri’s father hopes, and Chris Brown keeps a cool head, we may be witnessing another Jay-Z-Beyonce-like relationship.
You will recall that the senator in whose home a high profile boko haram member was allegedly arrested, was invited by the Department of State Services (DSS) yesterday to iron out some grey areas.
The Senator, Khalifa Ahmed Zanna, who turned himself in around noon Monday at the DSS headquarters in Abuja, while been interrogated, explained the reason why he gave about N1.5 million to Boko Haram members to buy Sallah rams.
The senator representing Borno central in the upper chamber of the NASS told his interrogators that he gave N1.5 million for Sallah rams to the sect members following their threat to attack him.
He explained that the sect members forcefully took his aide to his house for a search, where they retrieved N250,000 with a message that he should provide them with a sum of N10 million or else they would come for him.
The senator, who was released last night, is expected back at the DSS headquarters Tuesday, in continuation of investigations.
As the fuel crisis continues without a permanent solution in sight and as controversy rages over the continuous implementation of the fuel subsidy regime, Epic Refinery and Petrochemicals Company Limited, has said it intends to import refined fuel and sell at N75 per litre.
He said that the company had done a feasibility study during a recent tour to the South Korea on the viability of the project, adding that Epic had already applied for approval to the Ministry of Petroleum and other relevant agencies of government to import fuel.
Wenke said that such importation was part of the company’s contribution to the Federal Government’s transformation agenda under President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.
According to him, the current scarcity of fuel and the attendant high cost was caused by saboteurs who want to discredit the present administration for political reasons.
Wenke said the petroleum products when imported would be made available to Nigerians through the use of the distribution network of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to squarely address the issue of scarcity.
He however said the company which had applied to the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to build a $30bn refinery in Bayelsa State would acquire series of tankers to distribute the product to all zones in the country.
“The current fuel scarcity is caused by some saboteurs and we intend to fill this gap. It is for the sake of national interest. We shall go into mass importation of fuel while preparing to establish refinery in the next two years. We shall import fuel without asking for subsidy. We have sought to use the NNPC distribution network to address the issue of scarcity. We shall do this to show our support to the President.”, he said
He explained that the idea to sell at N75 per litre at a time when fuel was selling between N110 and N130 in some parts of the country was mainly to demonstrate genuineness to contribute to the nation’s development and not to create more hard times for Nigerians.
“We believe that after selling at N75 per litre we shall still have enough to sustain our business”, he said.
Wenke promised that when his company was granted licence to build a refinery, the company would ensure that the price per litre would further go down.
He disclosed that the company planned to import fuel, diesel and kerosene, adding that if industry marketers went on strike for whatever reason, the company should bring in its own trucks for products distribution.
“We have written to the Minister and other agencies that we want to import. We are now waiting for their approval”, he said.
When asked on how his company intended to handle the issue of the oil industry cabal trying to frustrate such offers, he maintained that the company could not be intimidated in whatever way.
“No cabal can stop us from importing fuel at reduced price. To us, we are trying to contribute our quota to the economic development of this country. We want to think and behave like a new Nigerian. As Ijaw man, we are all mafians, we believe that nobody can stop us”, he said.
It was alleged that sometime last week, the vehicle violated Lagos state traffic laws hence it was impounded and efforts by the former president to ensure its prompt release hit brick walls.
In a move deemed as retaliatory, over 10 red-coloured LAG Bus belonging to Lagos State Government were forcefully diverted into the Obasanjo Farms compound in Ota between last Friday and Sunday, October 21.
This action has reportedly led to scarcity of the popular bus on Lagos-Abeokuta expressway while thousands of residents of Sango, Ota, Ifo and other settlements along the axis, have become stranded for the second day running while having a ripple effect on the cost of transportation in the area.
The Nigerian international pop act has been selected to thrill the crowd at the BBC 1xtra Live Concert in November alongside other world renowned acts
The announcement which was made last night by the BBC is a confirmation that the EME Superstar will be performing Live on the same stage as Trey Songs, Kendrick Lamar, Tulisa and Angel among others at the Brixton Academy, London on Monday, November 12, 2012.
Singer and producer K Solo is flaunting another woman on his Facebook page as his love and new fiancee.
Less than two months after he and pregnant wife, Kikelomo Oyeniyi came out to say their very public break up was just a publicity stunt
Just hope this is part of the Nollywood script. Anyway her name is Linda Jacks aka D.J Babylyn......See his post on Facebook below:
The Nigerian Army in Enugu has paraded 21 Enugu State University of Science and Technology students for allegedly torturing and forcing some female students to have stuff among themselves.
The students, most of who confessed to being cultists, told journalists that they took video shots of the lésbian act because they had been offered money by some influential Nigerians.
The idea, the suspects said, was to take tapes of the scenes to their partners in Europe.
Shortly before parading the suspects on Saturday, the General Officer Commanding 82 Division, Maj. Gen. Sarkin Yaki Bello, who spoke through the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Lt. Col. Sagir Musa, said the cultists, were arrested in their hideouts at Agbani on the outskirts of Enugu between July 8 and 12, 2011.
Bello said the patrol team of 103 Battalion moved to the ESUT following persistent gunshots at the institution on July 4 and arrested one of the masterminds of the crime, Mr Franklin Anikwe, with five rounds of ammunition.
The GOC said he had directed that a thorough investigation be carried out in order to fish out the pepetrators.
He said, “It was the preliminary investigation conducted by the division’s intelligence group that led to the arrest of the 19 other suspects. Some of the items recoverd from them are four locally made pistols, 10AA cartridges and video clips where the female students were forced to have illicit stuff with themselves during the raid.”
Also recovered were 10 mobile telephone handsets, including the one used for recording the dirty scenes.
A 41-year-old car washer shocked his family when he interrupted a funeral being held for him at his mother's home in the town of Alagoinhas in northeastern Brazil, police said Tuesday.
Police inspector Roberto Lima said by telephone that on Sunday Jose Marcos Araujo identified a body at the city morgue as being that of his brother, Gilberto. Lima said that Jose Marcos took the body to his mother's home where a wake was held.
"The confusion started when news started circulating that a car washer had been shot dead," Jose Marcos' wife, Ana Paula, told the UOL Internet news portal. "Police called my husband and told him that his brother had been killed and his body was at the morgue." Lima said the confusion was "understandable."
"The two men closely resembled each other and both worked as car washers," Lima said adding that the man whose body was in the morgue was named Genivaldo Santos Gama. He said further information on Gama was not immediately available.
A few hours before the Monday burial "a friend of Gilberto's saw him walking down the street and told him that his family was mourning him," he said. "So he went to his mother's home to let everyone know he was very much alive."
When Araujo showed up at his wake "some people fainted and others were so scared they ran away. It was a big shock," family friend Maria Menezes told the G1 online news site.
Gilberto's mother Marina Santana told reporters "I am overjoyed. What mother wouldn't be after being told that her son is dead and then sees him alive.
The JTF also alleged that the Islamic fundamentalists had been receiving assistance from foreign militants to carry out their deadly attacks.
In a statement, the JTF spokesman, Lt.-Col. Sagir Musa, said the group was planning to attack worship centres and other public places.
The statement said, “Information available to the Joint Task Force indicates that the Boko Haram terrorists are planning to launch massive attacks on military and civilian targets in Borno State before, during and after the forthcoming Sallah celebrations.
“The terrorists have invited foreign militant groups to assist them in the anticipated attacks.
“We know where they are coming from but we don’t want to disclose that because we don’t want to pre-empt our security arrangement to tackle them.”
Boko Haram members are believed to have sought training in northern Mali from Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and its allies. There has been intense speculation over whether other links have been formed with foreign groups.
The JTF has claimed that insurgents from neighbouring Chad have previously fought alongside Boko Haram.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
South African scientists have discovered how some people can make potent antibodies capable of neutralising strains of HIV,Business Day reported on Monday.
“We’re hoping we can use this information to develop a vaccine that prompts the body’s immune system to make broadly neutralising antibodies,” Penny Moore was quoted saying.
Moore is lead author of a paper describing the discovery, published in Nature Medicine on Sunday.
The scientists have discovered that the virus evolves to evade its host’s immune system by adding a sugar molecule to its surface. The host’s antibodies adapt to recognise the sugar in such a way that they can kill nine of 10 known strains of HIV.
The study is based on blood samples taken at regular intervals over several years from two women infected with HIV, enabling scientists to study how the virus and the women’s antibodies have changed over time, Moore said.
Meanwhile, according to The Gazette (Montreal) newspaper, a new study has found that chemicals commonly found in bananas are as potent in preventing HIV as two synthetic anti-HIV drugs.
Researchers say the findings could lead to a cheap new component for applied microbicides that prevent intimate transmission of HIV.
The miracle substance in bananas is called BanLec, a type of lectin, which are the sugar-binding proteins found in a variety of plants. Scientists have long been interested in lectins because of their ability to halt the chain reaction that leads to certain viral infections. In the case of BanLec, it works by binding naturally to the sugar-rich envelope that encases the HIV virus, thus blocking its entry into the body.
“The problem with some HIV drugs is that the virus can mutate and become resistant, but that’s much harder to do in the presence of lectins. Lectins can bind to the sugars found on different spots of the HIV-1 envelope, and presumably it will take multiple mutations for the virus to get around them,” said lead author Michael D. Swanson.
Akeredolu, in a statement on Monday, insisted that the election, which returned the incumbent governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko of the Labour Party, was fraught with irregularities.
He said, “I am conscious of the expectation of our supporters and the general public on our reaction to the outcome of the election.
“Let me state that our party is studying the results and will take a decision on reports of widespread irregularities from our agents and other witnesses. I have been inundated with tales of the brazen acts of violence perpetrated by thugs during the conduct of the election.
“I still find it difficult to believe that our security agents played the role of partisans of injustice in some areas of the state. There are, however, incontrovertible evidence of attempts at violence and actual perpetration of the same against voters before, during and after the election.”
But our correspondent had on Sunday contacted the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mohammed Ndabawa, who was seconded from the Rivers State Police Command, just before the election, on the allegations of police collusion.
Ndabawa had said he knew nothing of the issue and advised the ACN to take the Independent National Electoral Commission up on the issue in a court.
Akeredolu reiterated that he had evidence that the State Commissioner for Special Duties, Mr. Niran Sule, was arrested for being in possession of firearms and large sums of money on the morning of election.
Mrs. Ilonge, who lost her husband about twelve years ago, was kidnapped last week while returning from a church programme at Assemblies of God, Abakaliki, in Ebonyi State, to her Ukpe village, along Ikom-Ogoja Highway and was subsequently beheaded.
Speaking on the matter, Cross River State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Osita Ezechukwu, said about four persons have been arrested by the anti-homicide unit, adding that when investigations were completed, the suspects would be prosecuted.
“We have taken confessional statement from them. Those who are not involved have been allowed to go while those who are involved are still in detention,” he said.
An okada rider in Bekwara identified as Ifeanyi alias koboko is one of the suspects arrested by the police. He was said to have been paid N10, 000 by a suspected ritualist whose name was given as Elvis Okumo. He allegedly beheaded the nurse and severed other vital reproductive parts including breast.
It was gathered that 51-year old Mrs Ilonge met Ifeanyi who had allegedly been contracted by the ritualist to supply vital parts of a woman and he was said to have taken the lady from Okpogrinya Junction on the pretence that he was taking her to Igoli, Ogoja, her destination, some ten minutes’ drive from the point but along the way stopped and handed her over to the kidnappers at Ukpe.
According to the victim’s neighbor, Mrs. Theresa Idagwu, the late Mrs. Ilonge “called her daughter Victoria Agah at about 9 pm that she was at Okpogrinya junction that she was taking a cyclist to Igoli and that when she gets to Igoli, she would call again so that she (Victoria) can boil water for her because she was cold following the rain which has been falling all day and she was drenched-that was the last call.”
Mrs. Idagwu alleged that was the last they heard of her until two days later when a call came through from the kidnappers demanding for a ransom of N50,000 which should be sent through MTN and GLO recharge cards.
“We looked everywhere, in police stations, hospitals and even her friends in Igoli, thinking that maybe an accident had occurred along the road but we got nothing,” she said.
When her daughter could not raise the money for the recharge cards, she rushed to the Bekwara council headquarters where the head of administration, Mr. Bisong Bogbo and the chairman of council Mr. Linus Edeh provided the money sent to the kidnapers.
The Bekwara Council Head of Administration, Mr. Bogbo said, “Initially they said they were at Ishi Eke near Abakaliki. The voice claimed that he needed the recharge so he could sell and run away from the master who was a ritualist whom he has been serving for a long time and was tired. He said once he gets the cards he will break the door where the nurse was kept and release her.”
According to him, after the cards were sent to the kidnaper by the daughter, the kidnapper called to say he was going to confirm if the cards were genuine but after that his phone was switched off.
However after hours of panic and anxiety, we later heard that the woman was cut in pieces and it was the tracking device that located the place of the voice to be in Abuochiche and some people confirmed that Ifeanyi was selling MTN and GLO recharge cards.
The two suspects arrested; Ifeanyi and the mastermind of the kidnap, Elvis according to Bogbo confessed that the woman had already been butchered after Ifeanyi collected the recharge cards and her other remains buried in a swamp.
He said “The thing is that, the woman was wasted because the oracle they took her head and private parts to rejected them and were thrown away.”
Police sources say the suspects would be prosecuted as soon as possible.