related January 2017

Coalition of Civil Society groups stage solidarity rally for Buhari, Emefiele in Abuja (Photos)

 
A coalition of civil society groups in Nigeria staged a  solidarity rally for President Buhari , Central Bank governor, Godwin Emefiele and others in Abuja on Tuesday.

See more photos below..

Dede Mabiaku & Femi Adesina clash on air | Adasina says those protesting are still in election mode

 
Earlier this month, singer Dede Mabiaku, in an interview with Sahara Reporters, came hard on the President Buhari led government, saying that the change they promised has not been felt by Nigerians.

Yesterday, Dede and Buhari's spokesman, Femi Adesina, were guests on Lagos Talk 91.3 FM where they had a heated discussion.
Dede stormed out of the radio studio after Femi told him to shut up during the programme.

"It is not by force to protest, but please don't denigrate" - Aisha Yesufu on Tuface's proposed protest

 

Tuface Idibia trended on Twitter for hours on Tuesday because he called for a protest against the hardship government has inflicted on Nigerians.

Some people who are basically in sync with the government of the day or are just confused has come out to criticize the move, some went as far as attacking his private life. While many Nigerians have come out to show their solidarity with the planned protest. Read here!

Kanye West, Drake & Justin Bieber to boycott this year’s Grammys


This year’s Grammy Awards Show takes a hit as three top artists in the music industry are all planning to skip the Grammy awards due to claims that the highly rated award show is “irrelevant”, “lacks adequate racial recognition” and “does not recognize young singers and artists in the industry.”

The highly prestigious award ceremony in the entertainment industry is now being constantly attacked with numerous backlash with claims that it feels outdated and archaic.

The 59th Grammys ceremony is however set for the 12th of February 2017, at the Staples Centre hosted by James Corden.

Pharrell Williams and Wife Helen Lasichanh welcome triplets


Pharrell Williams
and his wife Helen Lasichanh have welcomed triplets, his rep confirmed to Vanity Fair a couple of hours ago.

The 43-year-old entertainer and his 36-year-old wife welcomed the three newborns this January.

While his rep would not confirm their sexes or names, they did comment, “Pharrell, Helen and Rocket Williams have welcomed triplets. The family is happy and healthy!”

Prince William and Harry announce the commission of a statue in honor of their mother, Princess Diana

The former Princess of Wales, Princess Diana is set to be honored with a statue in Kensington Palace.

Her sons Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry feel this is an action and gesture long overdue in order to memorialize the legacy and influences of their mother in history. 

The Princes have assembled a private committee to help raise funds to sponsor the sculpting of the statue.

Husband and wife take to social media to accuse each other of domestic violence (Must read)

Husband and wife, Rosanwo and Mariam has taken to social media to accuse each other of domestic violence.

Rosanwo first narrated how he suffered verbal and physical abuse in the hands of his wife and his in-laws.

See tweets below:

Everybody is arguing about Tuface's planned protest against government


Tuface Idibia is trending on Twitter today because he called for a protest against the hardship government has inflicted on Nigerians.

This is a snippet of what he wrote:

2 people dead as suicide bomber attacks mosque in Maiduguri | Army confirms Boko Haram ambush on troops in Borno


A male suicide bomber on Tuesday attacked worshippers during congregational morning prayers at a mosque in Dalori quarter opposite the University of Maiduguri, Borno State.

The spokesman of the National Emergency Management Agency,NEMA, Sani Datti confirmed the incident

“There was  a reported case  of explosions at Dalori quarters, Maiduguri, Borno State. Our Search and Rescue officers are already on their way to the scene, detail later,” he said

House of Reps to increase fuel price by N5 for roads maintenance


If the House of Representatives signs the current National Roads Fund bill into law, Nigerians may pay additional N5 for petroleum products.

A technical committee set up by the House Committee on Works, chaired by Toby Okechukwu had made the recommendation.

The National Road Fund is aimed at generating revenue for routine and periodic maintenance works on Nigerian roads.

I didn’t pay Kim Kardashian $1m feature on my show – Darey Art-Alade


R&B singer, Darey Art-Alade has denied rumours that he paid Kim Kardashian $1 million to feature in the first edition of ‘Love Like A Movie’ concert.

In a recent chat with Tribune, Darey declined to tell how much Kim Kardashian was paid but said it was nothing near the amount being peddled around.

He said, “Those are old hearsay. How much Kim was paid, neither she nor I can tell anybody because it is contractual. But, it no were near the rumoured amount. If I had that kind of money at that time, I know where I would invested it.”

How I was treated at the DSS headquarters – Apostle Suleiman

 

General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleiman has said operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) were very professional during his interrogation.

The DSS had invited the clergyman after he told members of his church to kill any Fulani herdsman who comes close to them, in a video that went viral.

The agency later attempted to arrest him in his hotel room in Ekiti but he was rescued by the governor, Ayodele Fayose.

Stop being a 2face hater - Ruggedman slams Blackface after he shared a post that describes 2face as an illiterate


Rapper, Ruggedman has slammed a fellow artiste Blackface for sharing and approving a post that criticized icon, 2face who plans to lead a protest against the government.

Blackface on Tuesday shared a post by Bunmi Awoyemi Divinewealth who described a 2face as an illiterate.

The writer in the post titled “Let’s educate the illiterate as he leads the protests,” questioned the motive behind the protest.

Rivers police commissioner, Bolaji Odesanya is reportedly dead


The Rivers State Police Commissioner, Mr. Francis Bolaji Odesanya, is dead.

According to the SaharaReporters, Odesanya died this morning in an India hospital.

He reportedly died of kidney failure.

Man dies in LUTH after person with Key to Oxygen Storage Cabinet was nowhere to be found


A Twitter user Shunster (@kpeetee) has narrated how an uncle to his boss’ friend died in Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) because the official with the key to the oxygen cylinder storage cabinet was nowhere to be found.

Customs intercepts 661 Pump-Action Rifles after they were cleared at Lagos Port

The Federal Operations Unit (FOU) of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) intercepted 661 pieces of pump-action rifles from China, concealed with steel doors and other merchandise goods, which came in through Lagos port.

The Comptroller-General of Customs, Retired Col. Hameed Ali, made the disclosure while briefing newsmen on Monday in Lagos.

Ali said that the Federal Operations Unit, while on patrol, intercepted a Mark truck with registration number BUG 265 XG conveying a 40ft container with number; PONU/825914/3 along Mile 2-Apapa Road, Lagos.

FG working to ensure schools teach science and mathematics in indigenous languages – Ogbonnaya Onu

While addressing pupils of Ekulu Primary School in Enugu, the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, said that the federal government is making plans to ensure that primary school pupils are taught Mathematics and Science subjects in their indigenous languages.

According to PUNCH, Onu was at the school to present computer sets and other science kits donated by the Ministry of Science and Technology to the school.

“You discovered my nervousness and helped me to calm down” – Actress Lydia Lawrence praises Richard Mofe-Damijo


Nollywood veteran Richard Mofe-Damijo is quite an inspiring man.

Currently shooting TV series “Hush”, he took time out of his busy schedule to help a rising actress feel comfortable on set and to help build her confidence.

The actress, Lydia Lawrence, was full of praises for RMD and shared her experience with him on Instagram.

Donald Trump explains why the Muslim ban was so sudden


In a series of tweets, President Donald Trump has explained the miscommunications about the Immigration Order he passed a few days ago.

The President said only about 109 people were actually detained and held for questioning. He also stated that the reason the ban was so sudden was to avoid people getting into a rush to enter the US and thereby allowing “bad dudes” enter the country.
See his tweets below.

SAG Awards 2017: See what the stars wore and full list of winners

The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) honored acting achievements in film and television on Sunday, January 29, 2017, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.

Actors in both movies and television shows were honored during the event.

The two projects that had multiple wins during the evening included Fences and The Crown, both with two awards for its stars.

US gov't considering asking foreign visitors for intimate details like social media info, phone contacts



Following President Trump's executive order on immigration, Stephen Miller, the White House policy director revealed to officials of the State Department, Customs and Border Patrol, Department of Homeland Security and others that Trump is deeply committed to the executive order and has the support of the public.

On that note, Trump administration officials are discussing the possibility of asking foreign visitors to disclose all websites and social media sites they visit, and to share the contacts in their cell phones. Refusal to comply could lead to the visitor being denied entry.

Pastor Chris Okafor calls El-Rufai "short Herod", says "We Christians are not powerless, we can fight"

 

Weeks after Apostle Johnson Suleman spoke strongly against the religious crisis in Southern Kaduna, another clergyman, Chris Okafor who is the senior pastor of Mountain of Liberation and Miracle Ministries (MLMM), has come out to condemn the attacks, saying Christians are not powerless as they can fight as well. 

Okafor said this while preaching at his church recently. He described Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai as a "short Herod"

Femi Fani-Kayode: The travails of Apostle Johnson Suleiman and the inciting words of the Sultan of Sokoto (Part 1)

 
Nothing sums up the dangerous way in which the DSS is handling the Apostle Johnson Suleman affair better than the words of the Southern Kaduna-based Pastor Owojaye Matthew. 

He said:
"You want to arrest Christian clergymen who asked Christians to defend themselves against killer FULANI Herdsmen while you allow hundreds of foreign FULANI herdsmen invading Nigeria to kill and maim CHRISTIANS and take over their lands! DSS, tread softly!  Do not play into the hands of chaos! We are waiting for DSS to arrest the kill and go FULANI herdsmen!"

President Zuma to replace finance minister with his ex-wife as move to endorse her as next SA President

 
South African President, Jacob Zuma will be replacing his finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan with Nkosazana Dlamini- Zuma, his ex-wife.

According to the Congress Of The People (COPE), the move to elevate Dlamini-Zuma as finance minister is a move by President Zuma aimed at getting his ex-wife to take over as president of the ANC and hopefully, South Africa.

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who had four children with President Zuma before their divorce in 1998, is being speculated as the leading candidate to take office as president at the 2019 general election.

BBA winner, Wendall Parson sued by his mother

 

Big Brother Africa winner, Wendall Parson is facing two lawsuits after he failed to pay back money owed to his mother and another relative amounting to $83, 000.

According to the court papers, Wendall's mother, Gillian Jackson claimed that her son failed to pay back the money she advanced him on several occasions.

"Never break the pot that once gave you water" - E-Money's wife speaks out on the drama between Five Star Music & Harrysong

 

E-Money's wife, Juliet Okonkwo has indirectly shared her thoughts on the ongoing drama between Five Star Music label and Harrysong.

Speaking out in a post on social media, she wrote:

Photos of Apostle Suleman heading to DSS office in Abuja


Apostle Johnson Suleman is pictured heading out from Auchi, Edo state, to honour an invitation by the Department of State Security, DSS, in Abuja.

The General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministry, was invited by officials DSS over his comments asking his church members to attack any Fulani herdsman who attempts to attack them or the church..which the DSS see as inciting comments.

See more photos below..

Adaeze & Joseph Yobo welcome their 3rd Child


Adaeze Yobo has given birth to her 3rd child, and it is a girl.

The ex-beauty queen and her husband Joseph Yobo already have two boys together.

6 people dead in shooting at Quebec city Mosque in a suspected act of Terrorism


According to the Quebec provincial police, six people have been killed and eight wounded after shots were fired inside a mosque on Sunday night during evening prayers.

According to reports, 39 people were able to escape the Islamic cultural centre of Quebec in the Sainte-Foy neighbourhood without injuries.

We will ensure Kashamu is extradited to the US – NDLEA | Someone has to die before I'm extradited - Kashamu

 The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has said it would ensure the extradition of Senator Buruji Kashamu to the United States, following a ruling by an American court that he can be extradited.

A US appeal court had ruled that Kashamu must face drug charges and can be extradited by the authorities without being viewed as “abduction”.

The NDLEA also said it would ensure that all orders restraining the arrest of Kashamu are vacated.

Petition to cancel Trump’s UK state visit gathers over one million signatures

Over one million people have signed a petition demanding Britain to cancel a planned state visit by US President Donald.

This follows his immigration ban on 7 predominantly-Muslim countries.

“Donald Trump’s well documented misogyny and vulgarity disqualifies him from being received by Her Majesty the Queen or the Prince of Wales. Therefore during the term of his presidency Donald Trump should not be invited to the United Kingdom for an official State Visit.”  the petition on parliament’s website says.

“There would have been no recession if Jonathan was re-elected” - Former Minister, Kabiru Turaki


Former Minister of Special Duties, Kabiru Turaki has said the economic situation of the country would have been better under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Turaki said this while speaking with newsmen in Abuja.

He noted that things would have been better if ex-President Goodluck Jonathan was re-elected into office in 2015.

Cabal has been blocking us from meeting Buhari – CAN


The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has alleged that a cabal has been frustrating efforts by its President, Supo Ayokunle to meet President Muhammadu Buhari.

President of the Youth Wing of CAN, Daniel Kadzai in an interview with joirnalists said the leadership of CAN “has been denied audience with the President to brainstorm on how best to solve some challenges in the country.”

Kadzai said the government’s position in some of the issues affecting Christians are not encouraging.

El-Rufai should produce killer herdsmen he gave money – Apostle Suleiman

The General Overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson has challenged the governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai to produce the Fulani herdsmen he paid in order to stop the killings.

He said this in a statement issued by his Communications Adviser, Phrank Shaibu.

Suleiman said El-Rufai should be charged with offenses ranging from murder to other criminal activities.

“Those we're fighting are dirty, sneaky rats who blow up people” – Trump (WATCH)


US President Donald Trump has said those he is trying to keep out of America are “dirty and demented people”.

In a short video clip, Trump who seemed to be referring to Islamic terrorist said, “They are sneaky, dirty rats and they blow up people in a shopping centre, and they blow up people in a church.”

He added, “We are fighting sneaky rats right now that are sick and demented. And we’re going to win.”

My immigration policy initiated by Obama -Trump


US President Donald Trump has said his policy on immigration is similar to that of former President Barack Obama in 2011.

Obama had banned visas for refugees from Iraq for six months.

Trump also pointed out that the countries listed in the policy were those sources of terror previously listed by the Obama administration.

“Let every Christian come out to accompany Apostle Suleiman to the DSS office” – Actress Angela Okorie


Nollywood actress Angela Okorie has made a call for Christians in Abuja to come forward to accompany Apostle Johnson Suleiman to the DSS office this Monday.

The Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide pastor was invited by DSS to appear at their Abuja office on Monday, 30th of January, over the inciting comments he made about Fulani Herdsmen recently.

Iris Mittenaere from France is Miss Universe 2016 |Find out which African Country made it to top 6 & highlights

Iris Mittenaere from France is Miss Universe 2016! Iris is 23 and was born in Lille in the Nord Pas de Calais region in northern France.

She is in her fifth year of dental school. Iris says she loves extreme sports, including skydiving, bungee jumping and hang gliding. She also enjoys cooking French food and traveling.

As Miss Universe, she wants to advocate for access to education and children’s rights. As a dental student, she also wants to continue her awareness campaign for dental and oral care, taking her campaign all around the world.

I feel sorry for those I convinced to vote for Buhari – Feyi Fawehinmi


An economic analyst and supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari during the 2015 general elections, Feyi Fawehinmi , says supporting the President was a serious mistake.‎

According to him, “Calling for the President’s resignation won’t be a bad idea.

“It is the honourable thing for him to do. He is clearly not up to the job; that is the fundamental problem with this government.”

'Donald Trump has made me an alien' - Somalia-British athlete, Mo Farah says

Somalia born-British athlete, Mo Farah says US President Donald Trump's travel ban "seems to have made me an alien".

Farah and his family have lived in Portland, Oregon, for the past six years and his family are there currently while he trains in Ethiopia.

An executive order issued by President Trump banning individuals born in certain countries from entering the States has cast doubt over whether Farah will be able to rejoin his family at the end of the training camp.

UNIMAID student, 6 other passengers killed in Boko Haram ambush in Borno

 
At least 7 passengers were killed and many injured after suspected Boko Haram terrorists ambushed troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole escorting commercial vehicles from Maiduguri to Damboa around Bulabulin area in Borno State on Saturday, January 28th.

Two commercial vehicles were also hijacked by the terrorists and driven into the Sambisa forest area in the attack which took place at about 11am.

Gov. Okowa denies allegations that he tried to launder $10m with US-based actress, Georgina Onuoha.

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has denied allegations that he tried laundering $10m bailout funds through a US-based Nigerian actress, Georgina Onuoha, who is alleged to be his mistress.

In a statement by the Delta State Commissioner of Information, Pat Ukah, the governor described his involvement as “ridiculously tasteless and mischievous”.

“This can only be part of the unrelenting campaign of calumny and the ceaseless peddling of pernicious propaganda against the person and office of the Delta State Governor,” he said.

Miss Universe Canada Siera Bearchell takes on body-shamers with a badass message

Miss Universe 2016 contestant representing Canada, Siera Bearchell, had an awkward moments with reporters and her response was inspiring.

At the event recently she got questions like:  "What happened to you, why did you gain weight? You are losing points."

"How does it feel to be so much... larger than the other delegates?" a reporter asked her during a media event.

Like Apostle Suleiman, DSS must invite Zahra Buhari, El-Rufai, Sultan for inciting comments - IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has condemned the invitation of General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleiman by the the Department of State Security (DSS).

Suleiman was invited following his comments on the killing of innocent Nigerians by Fulani herdsmen.

“We won’t allow killing of Christians to continue!” – Trump


US President Donald Trump has shown solidarity to Christians in the Middle East.

In a tweet on Sunday, Trump who has signed an executive order banning citizens from 7 'extremist' Muslim countries from entering the United States, tweeted his disagreement with their alleged mass murder in the Middle East.

There will be crisis if Suleiman, Oyedepo are charged to court – Fayose warns DSS

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has warned the Department of State Services (DSS) not to detain General Overseer of The Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleiman.

In a statement on Sunday, Fayose also alleged that the DSS was planning to invite and charge the General Overseer of the Winners Chapel Ministry, Bishop David Oyedepo for incitement on Wednesday.

The governor said attempt to silence these pastors would be counter-productive.

Woman reportedly commits suicide over the crash of MMM Nigeria


A Benue woman, Glorai Samson has reportedly committed suicide over the loss of her investments in ponzi scheme, Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox (MMM).

Gloria who has a husband and two children was said to have invested a N400,000 loan she procured into the ponzi scheme.

The deceased reportedly apologized to her children on December 28 and also sent same apology to her husband who was at work.

Trump and Putin agree to mend US – Russia ties during phone chat

Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to try to rebuild U.S-Russia ties and to cooperate in Syria, the Kremlin said, after the two men spoke on phone.

U.S.-Russia relations hit a post-Cold War low under the Barack Obama administration and Trump has made clear he wants a rapprochement with Moscow if he can get along with Putin, who says he is also keen to mend ties.

Kcee approached Harrysong to help salvage his dying career – Harrysong’s management


The dispute between Harrysong and Five Star Music has gotten messier with both camps throwing shade at each other.

The new management company of Harrysong, Altar Plate has said Five Star Music’s Kcee is talentless and knows nothing about music.

While reacting to a statement by Five Star Music, Harrysong’s management said Kcee desperately bought him out of his contract with Question Mark Records.

Two Nigerian women who had children with same man in the UK hang out together

 

Two Nigerian women, Olubunmi Ajai Layode and Mo Abatan, both resident in the United Kingdom, have proven that women don't have to be rivals just because they had been with same man.
Yesterday, the women and the children they had with their ex, Dafe, went out together.
Read the post published by Bunmi on her Facebook page: