related May 2015

Man narrates how he escaped from suspected ritualists in Lagos

38 year old Dennis Joseph has narrated how he was divinely saved divinely from suspected ritual attackers in Lagos recently. His story which he shared with National Mirror below ...
"My name is Denis Joseph. I am 38 years old. I am from Imo state, Owerri North Local Government Area. I was born in Port Harcourt. I graduated from Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu. Presently I am into the distribution of Nestle products in Lagos and other states of the Federation. Recently a customer called me from Ikorodu that he needed some products urgently and that I should come and see him for proper negotiation before the second day. At about 2pm the following day, I boarded a Siena minivan from Ojota .We were about five in the vehicle including the driver of the vehicle I asked them how much was the fares and they told me it was #200.

Ijaw youth want amnesty programme extended

The Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, has expressed mixed feelings and concerns over the inaugural address of President Muhammadu Buhari in relation to the Niger Delta region. According to a statement issued by Eric Omare, the spokesman of IYC, and made available to journalists in Yenagoa on Sunday, there is need to review the terminal date of the Amnesty Programme to accommodate those who are yet to complete the scheme.

"President Muhammadu Buhari in his speech said that the amnesty programme for ex-Niger Delta agitators would end by December 2015. The IYC appreciates the fact that the amnesty programme cannot continue forever and therefore must have a terminal date. However, the questions on the lips of beneficiaries and stakeholders in the Niger Delta region are: what would happen to those that have not been trained at as December 2015. And what about those still undergoing training or have not completed their training?”

Boko Haram members destroy government properties in Yobe

Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members yesterday night at about 7pm stormed Ngalda town in Fika Local Government Area of Yobe state destroying all government property in sight. The men who arrived in a convoy of three Hilux buses, did not kill anyone and were chanting Allahu Akbar as they attacked
"Allahu Akbar (God is Great), we are here to destroy all public buildings, houses and shops of those who believes in democracy, we will continue to fight whosoever identified himself/herself with Nigerian Government which we consider as anti-Islam, we will not relent or surrender, until we impose strict Sharia Law for people to adhere to” a source said

Pres. Buhari appoints Femi Adesina, Garba Shehu as spokesmen

President Muhammadu Buhari has announced the first set of appointments into his administration. The President on Sunday evening, named Mr Femi Adesina and Mal. Garba Shehu as his spokesmen. Femi Adesina will serve as Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) while Garba Shehu will be the new Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity). The President has also approved the appointment of Mal. Lawal Abdullahi Kazaure as the State Chief of Protocol (SCOP). Mr Adesina is the current President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) and serves as the Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of The Sun newspapers. Garba Shehu served as the Director, Media and Publicity of the APC Presidential Campaign Council. He was the President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors sixteen years ago. Abdullahi Kazaure is a career Foreign Service official and currently serves in Aso Rock Villa as a Special Assistant (Presidential Matters).

Read full story here: http://www.today.ng/politics/president-buhari-appoints-femi-adesina-garba-shehu-as-spokesmen/
 
President Muhammadu Buhari has announced the first set of appointments into his administration. The President on Sunday evening, named Mr Femi Adesina and Mal. Garba Shehu as his spokesmen.

Femi Adesina will serve as Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) while Garba Shehu will be the new Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity). The President has also approved the appointment of Mal. Lawal Abdullahi Kazaure as the State Chief of Protocol (SCOP).

Shirtless Cristiano Ronaldo shows off his dance moves while onboard St Tropez yacht

30-year-old Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was seen busting some moves aboard a yacht in St. Tropez.

Cristiano was on board with his rumoured girlfriend Chloe Green, the Topshop heiress.  The boat is owned by her dad, billionaire Sir Philip Green.

The Portuguese hunk happily showed off his honed footballer physique in all its glory and looks like he may have taught his buddies some of his YMCA dance moves .. More photos below..

DJ Jimmy Jatt unveils his beautiful daughter (Photos)

Who knew DJ Jimmy Jatt had such a pretty daughter who is pretty endowed in the right places too?
Oyindamola is DJ Jimmy Jatt's first child and she's currently schooling abroad.. See more of her photos below..

John Fashanu’s daughter spills some damaging info about estranged wife, Abigail

 
The divorce case between estranged couple, Footballer John Fashanu and ex-model Abigial Igwe gets even messier.

John Fashanu’s daughter, Amal just made some interesting revelations about her step mum.

According to Amal, Abigail Onyewelu Igwe, Adaeze Yobo’s mother, is a ‘master of manipulation’, a ‘black widow’ that cast a spell on her dad and ‘frittered away’ thousands of his pounds.

Twitter user makes case for Chocolat Royale | Asked some interesting questions



 
On Wednesday, May 20, 2015, operatives of NAFDAC (National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control) shut down the popular Chocolat Royale Cafe located on Etim Inyang Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos over alleged sale of expired food products.

It was further reported that it’s Chairman, Amin Moussali , who is also the boss of Cool FM, Nigeria Info, Wazobia FM, Cool TV as well as WEE TV, fled abroad to avoid been arrested.
Well a concerned twitter user, Eyo Oekpo is asking some interesting questions on the social media platform and peeps are responding.

Pakistani man blames women wearing jeans for earthquakes

Pakistan’s Maulana Fazlur Rehman has figured out what world scientists haven’t been able to discover since time in memorial- the cause of earthquakes.

According to him, ‘Women who wear jeans are the reason behind earthquakes’.

During a press conference at a local hotel in Islamabad, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islami Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman asked the Pakistani armed forces to launch a military operation against women wearing jeans all over Pakistan.

Meet Davido’s real “Queen” who tattooed his name on her waist

 
One chick who doesn't sound Nigerian is claiming she has a baby for Davido and proved their love affair by revealing her tattoo on her waist of his name, say she has come to claim her man back.

She has been making all sorts post on Instagram with Davido's photos, his baby mama Sophie and hers, claiming undying love for the Nigerian music superstar. See them below..

More Nigerians call on Buhari, Osinbajo to make their asset declaration documents public

 
More Nigerians are calling on President Buhari and VP Osinbajo to make their assets declaration public as they promised during campaigns.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) had earlier urged the president and VP to fulfill their campaign promises by declaring their assets public and now political activist, Kayode Ogundamisi who was a staunch supporter of Buhari during elections, has called for their asset declaration documents to be made public. What he wrote below..

US Secretary of State, John Kerry breaks leg in bicycle accident

United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, was on Sunday in Geneva flown to a hospital with a broken leg following a bicycle accident in the French Alps.

The spokesman for the US mission in Geneva disclosed that the secretary had broken his leg.

Kerry’s Spokesman, John Kirby, also confirmed that the 71-year-old Kerry was taken by helicopter to Geneva University Hospital, where he was conscious and in stable condition with a leg injury.

This picture of Emir of Daura and his young bride is causing a Twitter storm


This picture of the Emir of Daura with his brand new young bride is causing a stir on Twitter. 
The picture was shared on Twitter yesterday and the responses are less than palatable. Alhaji Faruk Umar Faruk is the 60th Emir of Daura and he is just 84 years old.

No man can handle me apart from my husband - Omotola Ekehinde

Omotola Jalade Ekehinde has opened up on her decision to get married at the early age of 18. When asked by Vanguard if she would have gotten married to another man later, had she not married her hubby early, she said
I don’t think so, because I don’t think there is any man that can handle me apart from my husband. Not because I am a bad person, it is because I am a very strong personality. I can understand why a lot of female artistes find it very difficult to find the right person.
When you achieve some kind of success, you become really confused as to who really loves you for who you are. It’s not really easy, it is very hard finding those people who really love you. If you are not a very grounded person, you can also contribute in some kind of way to your own problems and so I might have contributed to my own problems.

I was given N2m for mentioning Akpabio's name in a song - MC Galaxy

Comedian and dancer turned Musician, MC Galaxy has opened up on how he delved in to music. He came into limelight as the notable dancer in Iyanya's Kukere.. Fast forward to 2015, he recently launched his "Breakthrough " album, got a brand new 2015 Prado jeep from immediate past governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godwill Akpabio. He told Punch .

An Instagram user comes for actress Angela Okorie for always going on vacation without her family

A fan who is more worried than Angela Okorie's husband went to her Instagram page caution her of her constant travelling, telling her to glue her asss to her husband home.   Angela shared the comment with her followers and is causing commotion on her page. With some blasting the 'adviser' while others supports the comment, telling to stick her asss one place.. See the post below..

Have you seen a groom on native before? See photos from Osi Umenyiora and Leila Lopes church wedding


Photos from Osi and Leila's wedding ceremony and Church service. Some of the guests include President of Angola, José Eduardo dos Santos and the first lady, Nigerian ambassador to Angola and other ambassadors, Tola Awosika, NFL player Adewale Ogunleye, the groom's parents and brothers, and many others were there.

Few hours ago, a lady claiming to be Osi's side chick went to Instagram to share their private chats few days before his wedding (Click here if you missed it.). By the way, have seen a church wedding where the groom is on native and the bride on her wedding gown? Osi & Leila just did.. Unique..or...? See more photos below..

PDP Watchdog believes the sudden restoration of electricity supply is a manipulation of APC

Press statement from PDP Media Watchdog. Read below..
The PDP Media Watchdog has queried the events in the last few days prior to the inauguration on Friday May 29th 2015 of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osibanjo. A situation were there was a total power outage and the whole country was shutdown for more than a week and the sudden restoration of electricity supply on the night of Democracy Day during the swearing of the APC's administration.

'If you don’t give us what we want,you will never see his dead body,” - Chimamanda Adichie writes about her father's kidnapping

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on her father's kidnapping 'If you don’t give us what we want,you will never see his dead body,” the voice said. What she wrote on New York Times Opinion below...
My father was kidnapped in Nigeria on a Saturday morning in early May. My brother called to tell me, and suddenly there was not enough breathable air in the world. My father is 83 years old. A small, calm, contented man, with a quietly mischievous humor and a luminous faith in God, his beautiful dark skin unlined, his hair in sparse silvery tufts, his life shaped by that stoic, dignified responsibility of being an Igbo first son.

Fulfill your campaign promises by declaring your assets publicly, SERAP urges Buhari, Osinbajo

 
President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo have declared their assets to the Code of Conduct Bureau, which is in line with the requirements of the Nigerian Constitution. But the president promised during his campaign to go a step further by declaring his asset to the public.

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged  the President and the VP to “swiftly move to declare their assets publicly, consistent with their apparent anti-corruption credentials and their expressed commitments to do so and in the best interest of transparency and accountability.”

Nollywood Superstars Osas Ighodaro & Gbenro Ajibade’s Pre-Wedding Photos

 
Osas Ighodaro & Gbenro Ajibade who are fast becoming Nollywood’s hottest couple has just released their pre-wedding photos.

Their wedding comes up in June 20th in Benin City, Edo State & July 4 in New York City, USA.. See more photos below..

TY Bello releases more powerful photos of Buhari & Jonathan, Buhari & Tinubu

 
Famed photographer and singer TY Bello seems to have captured the best moment during the handover and inauguration of Buhari as the President of Nigeria.

After releasing two powerful photos yesterday with an equally powerful message to accompany it (Click her), the mother of beautiful twins and 'The Land is Green' star has just dropped two more images that has a clear message attached to them.

While we seat in our comfort zones and insinuate a lot of things about these politicians/leaders, their interest (and friendship) supersedes whatever you think of them. See more powerful image below..

Emmanuel Adebayor's brother hits back in new interview, denies stealing any phone

 Rotimi Adebayor has come under serious attack in recent weeks from his elder brother, Emmanuel Adebayor, accusing him on a Facebook post of stealing 21 phones where he (Adebayor) sent him for trials and so many other sins.  But in an interview with Sun News, Rotimi has denied stealing any phone and also denies their mother is a witch as alleged by Emmanuel Seyi Adebayor..

Read his own side of the story. Excerpts from the interview below...

Just few hours after wedding, Osi Umenyiora's alleged side chick puts him on blast on Instagram


American rapper Trina did say in a recent interview "To me, the side[chick] meaning you’re not confident enough in yourself to feel like you are worth being the main". This is exactly the life of so many women and once the man decides to move on, they would come to destroy his love life.

NFL player, Osi Umenyiora and Leila Lopez (Miss Universe 2011) have been dating since 2012 got engaged in February 2013 and got married in Angola on Friday. And just hours later, an anonymous Instagram page was opened by a scorned ex-lover, who released text messages she claims Osi sent to her as early as last week.

Read the post from the bitter side (kick) chick below..

Kim Kardashian shares more sultry pics from her Vogue Brasil shoot

Kim Kardashian shared more sultry photos of her Vogue Brasil photo shoot on her page. More photos below..

More photos from the presidential Inauguration Gala night

More photos from the Inauguration gala night which held at the Presidential villa on Friday night May 29th.

Kanye West caught smiling as he checks out models in college fashion show


Kanye West who hardly smiles had no choice when these beauties walked pass him. Kanye was pictured smiling in years as he checked out sexy models at a fashion show at the Los Angeles Trade Tech College in LA on Friday May 29th. 
After the show, the rapper delivered a commencement speech to the graduating class. More photos below..

Beau Biden, son of US vice president dies at 46

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Joseph "Beau" Biden (middle) and his father, right
Joseph "Beau" Biden III, an Iraq War veteran who served as the attorney general of Delaware and was a son of Vice President Joe Biden, died Saturday at age 46, the White House said in a statement.

He died after battling brain cancer, according to the vice president's office.

"Beau Biden was, quite simply, the finest man any of us have ever known," his father wrote in a statement.
Biden had suffered known health problems dating back to 2010, when he experienced a stroke that did not affect his motor skills or speech.

Pres. Buhari condemns Maiduguri attacks, promises to protect security of Nigerians

 
In the aftermath of Boko Haram’s attacks on Maiduguri, Borno State on Saturday, President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the evil acts, and has promised to protect the security of Nigerians all over the country.

Buhari made the declaration via a statement released by the head of his media team, Garba Shehu.
Punch summarizes the content of the statement as follows:

VP Osinbajo says he was divinely chosen to assist Buhari + Photos from thanksgiving service

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo led members of his family and friends to a thanksgiving service at the National Christian Center for his successful inauguration as the Vice President of Nigeria. While giving his testimony at the church service, VP Osinbajo said he was divinely chosen to assist President Buhari in this administration
"So I thank the great and mighty God, who has chosen me at this time by Himself to assist the President of this nation. His plan is to make Nigeria a nation that will be admired and respected amongst the nations of the earth by establishing .. and integrity.

President Buhari says his government have not banned anyone from travelling

Press statement from Buhari Media Team
President Muhammadu Buhari says officials of past administrations including ministers are entitled to their full rights and privileges under the constitution and must not be subjected to any undue harassment and intimidation at the airports or at other points of entry and exit. "We have not banned anyone from travelling," said the President.

Male suicde bomber attack mosque in Borno, 16 killed, scores injured

16 persons were killed and many others injured after a suicide bomber blew himself up at the Alhaji Haruna Dan Tilyan Mosque located at Layin Sama Ali Kotoko Street near the Maiduguri Monday Market today May 30th.

According to reports, the suicide bomber disguised as one of the traders and blew himself up as the traders gathered for their afternoon prayers. The dead have been evacuated to the morgue while those who suffered injuries are currently receiving treatment at various hospitals.

Singer Waje Wows in New Photos

Waje Iruobe has been working out and is really been paying off. The sultry singer showed off her new lovely figure with recent photos.. See more below..

OAP Gbemi Olateru goes on twitter rant after her gateman locked her indoors

 Beat Fm OAP,Gbemi took to twitter to air her anger after her gate man whom she called silly and foolish, locked her indoors.. Maybe the guy went to shine his eyes.. lol.. Read her tweets below..

Abia state Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu unfolds 4-point agenda + Photos from his inauguration

 
Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu yesterday took over the reins of power as the new Governor of Abia State with a promise to provide quality leadership which the people would be proud of.

Addressing a mammoth crowd that attended an hour-long inter-denominational church service held at the Umuahia Township Stadium as part of activities to mark his swearing-in, Ikpeazu also assured that he would govern Abia with the fear of God. He called on all to be ready to make the required commitment, sacrifices and contributions to realise a new Abia where life would be better for all.

Former president Jonathan, wife, Wike, others at Thanksgiving Service today

Former President Jonathan & former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan with Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike at the Saint Peters Anglican Church, Yenagoa during a Special Thanksgiving Service for the Former President today Saturday May 30th.

CAN president, pastor Oritsejafor who was missing at the inauguration yesterday like former First Lady, Patience, was at the Thanksgiving in Bayelsa today. The CAN president sent a rep to the inauguration.

Man arrested for siphoning diesel in Edo

 
This middle-aged man is currently being detained by operatives of Edo State Police Command for allegedly siphoning diesel from a truck belonging to a beverage company located at Ikpoba Hill, in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of the State.

It was gathered that the suspect was ‎caught at about 4:00 am on 27 May by a vigilant night guard in the area, who noticed a flow of diesel on the ground close to where the truck was parked.

He allegedly traced the flow to the truck where he found the suspect channelling the petroleum product into waiting jerry cans.

President Buhari And Osinbajo declares their assets to Code of Conduct Bureau

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President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo have declared their assets this evening, 30th May, 2015.

As postulated by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria that anyone holding a public office must declare their assets before assuming office.

A statement signed by Garba Shehu, the head of President Muhammadu Buhari Media Team said;
“the Code of Conduct Bureau on Friday acknowledged the submission of President Buhari’s and Vice President Osinbajo’s assets declaration form submitted separately on May 28, and signed for by the organisation’s Chairman, Sam Saba. President Buhari’s Declarant ID was given as: ‘President: 000001/2015.”

Desmond Elliot reveals he's being sexually harassed by same Nollywood gay stalker

Actor turned politician Desmond Elliot took took his social media account today to reveal he's being sexually harassed by gay man Steve Onyebuchi. The same person that has been harassing other Nollywood actors like Yul Edochie and Junior Pope. More of what Desmond wrote below..
 Okay a subject matter at hand. In the last 7 months or so, I have been constantly harassed by a man named Steve I have asked him politely, harassed him, spoken to him cursed him out just for him to desist from his sexual advances toward me but all to no avail..

TY Bello shares two powerful photos of Jonathan and Buhari

The famed photographer and singer who took the photos on Thursday May 28th during a tour of Aso Villa shared them on Instagram with a powerful accompanying message. She wrote;
Buhari and Jonathan: A beautiful exchange
In the last few days ,I was honored to photograph really closely as Nigeria made its final transition from one government to the next. Away from the view of every one,as President Jonathan took President Buhari on a tour of the presidential villa, I witnessed something really Sacred: they were holding each others hands. It was a divine moment...Unguarded .. Side by side: Servants and Kings. Paving way and making way to and for a greener land''
See another photo she shared below..

Bruce Jenner Lands First Post-Transition Cover Shoot With Vanity Fair

 
Bruce Jenner has landed an upcoming cover for Vanity Fair, the first print photo shoot and interview since the former Olympian revealed plans to transition from male to female.

People magazine reports that Annie Leibovitz will shoot Jenner as a woman — a first for a celebrity athlete who has posed for his share of magazine covers over the years, from Sports Illustrated to GQ.


Jenner’s Vanity Fair pictorial is set to hit stands this summer.

11 Killed as Boko Haram Attacks Maiduguri

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No less than 11 people have been killed after Boko Haram attacked the outskirts of Maiduguri in Borno State on Saturday morning, Reuters reports.

The attack comes barely 24 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari‘s inauguration. You will recall that while speaking at the inauguration, Buhari promised to crush Boko Haram, and mentioned that one strategy to be employed to accomplish this goal is the movement of the command center for military operations away from Abuja to Maiduguri.

Sorry Ebuka Obi-Uchendu & Cynthia Obianodo, Paris is about to unlock your love

Just last week, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, who attended Martell 300th anniversary in Paris went to the Lovelock Bridge land like a man crazy in love, to eternally sealed his love for his fiancee, Cynthia Obianodo,with a padlock. But that love is about to be unlocked..
According to reports, the city of Paris has decided to end the tradition of tourists coming over and dumping bits of metal all over its bridges, starting from Monday, the padlocks will be removed from the Pont Des Arts & plexiglass panels will soon replace the grills. 
The Pont Des Arts has been the most popular bridge with up to 1 million locks thought to be attached to the railings. The City has however had enough.

Meet Governor Nyesom Wike and his lovely family

New governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike shared photo of him, his wife Eberechi Wike and their three lovely children..

President Buhari's ADC has been unveiled!

Lt. Col Muhammed Lawal Abubakar from Kano state has been appointed Aide De Camp, ADC, to President Muhammadu Buhari.

He will oversee the security details of the President from now.

Ben Affleck & wife spotted together despite reports claiming they're separated

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The same day reports claim that Ben Affleck and wife, Jennifer Garner are headed toward a divorce, the couple was spotted in Santa Monica along with their two eldest children, Violet, 9, and Seraphina, 6.

Affleck had just returned to Los Angeles after filming scenes for "Suicide Squad" in Toronto on Wednesday.

 On Thursday, OK! Magazine reported that a source claimed the couple is "already separated" and that Affleck wants the official statement to come out a few weeks before their 10th wedding anniversary on June 29, because he hopes it will give the news enough time to settle before he has to promote "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."

Wanted man, Murtala Nyako reportedly returning to Nigeria today

 
Former Governor of Adamawa State, Vice Admiral Murtala Nyako (retd.), who was declared wanted by EFCC few months ago is reported to be returning to Nigeria today, Saturday.

According to Punch, Nyako is coming from London via Lufthansa Airline flight and is expected to land in Abuja this evening.

One of his political aides, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Nyako decided to return to Nigeria following the inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari as the President.