Sunday, 24 May 2015

Jonathan, Sambo & Others Given 30-day Deadline to Declare Assets

With five days to the end of President Goodluck Jonathan’s tenure, the President, Vice-President Namadi Sambo, 29 governors and 42 ministers have been asked by the Code of Conduct Bureau to declare their assets, SUNDAY PUNCH authoritatively reports.

Also on the list of public officials who must declare their assets before leaving office are the country’s 109 senators and 360 members of the House of Representatives.

The bureau, last week, issued the Completed Assets Declaration Forms to them with a 30-day deadline to return the completed forms. The deadline countdown starts from the day of the receipt of
the forms.

Apart from the outgoing government officials, the forms have also been made available to incoming

Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan Incurred $21bn of $63bn National Debts

Coordinating Minister for the Economy (CME) and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Saturday put the nation’s total debt stock at $63.7 billion, which encompasses multilateral as well as domestic loans by successive federal and state governments since 1960.

She said that of this figure, $21.8 billion was incurred under the outgoing government of President Goodluck Jonathan. Her disclosure is coming on the heels of remarks by Vice President-elect Yemi Osinbajo that the outgoing administration of President Jonathan will be leaving a
huge debt of $60 billion for the incoming administration of Muhammadu Buhari.

Speaking during an interactive session with finance correspondents in Abuja on Saturday, she said it was wrong to blame the Jonathan administration for the huge debt stock which she said was
accumulated over a long period of time by several administrations.

11-year-old Boy Graduates from College with 3 Degrees (PHOTOS)

An 11-year-old California boy who said regular school “bored” him  just graduated from college with three degrees!!

Tanishq Abraham graduated from American River College in Sacramento with three Associate’s degrees which he earned in math and physical science, general science and foreign language studies. He was possibly the youngest graduate in the college’s 60-year history.

At the age of 10, he graduated from high school  and has been taking classes at ARC since he was 7 years old. Because he found regular school boring, Tanishq was home-schooled by his mother Taji, a

Fans Blast P'Square Over Comment About Fuel Scarcity (Snapshots)

Psquare Paul Okoye is currently being slammed on his IG page right now after he posted his thoughts about the fuel scarcity and how it's about to reduce him and his fellow celebrities to Keke users. Reactions continue below...

How Ritualists Gruesomely Murdered 24-yr-old Female Accountant in Portharcourt (Photo)

Pa Kalu Elem Okore and his wife, Angelina, have remained inconsolable since their 24-year-old daughter, Miss Anita Oluchi Okore, was killed in Port Harcourt, Rivers State by three men believed to be ritualists.

The unfortunate lady met her untimely and gruesome end when she travelled from Abakaliki, Ebonyi State to the Garden City to visit her elder sister, Dr Mrs Ugochi Igwe, in April 2015.

Based on information pieced together by her father, Pa Kalu, Sunday Sun gathered that after the young lady alighted from the bus somewhere along the East-West road, Eleme, Port Harcourt, she called her father and informed him that she had arrived the city and was about to take a taxi to her sister’s place. Oluchi flagged down a taxi, told the driver her destination and boarded. Three other
men were also in the taxi.

They had just driven some distance when she noticed that something was wrong. The strange attitude

Kenyan Lawyer Offers Obama 50 Cows, 70 Sheep, 30 Goats to Marry Daughter Malia

A Kenyan lawyer named Kiprono Matagei has made public his special request to US President Barack Obama.

One of Kiprono's dream is to marry Barack's first daughter Malia so he has announced that he is ready to pay 50 cows, 70 sheep, and 30 goats as bride price. And he is ready to meet Obama to discuss the matter when Obama visits in July.

Kenya Digest reports that Kiprono said:
“I got interested in her in 2008. As a matter of fact, I haven’t dated anyone since and promise to be faithful to her. I have shared this with my family and they are willing to

Obasanjo Loses Younger Sister, Adunni Oluniola Eweje-Obasanjo

Adunni Oluniola Eweje-Obasanjo, a younger sister to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, is dead.
She died at the age of 76 at a private hospital in Ota, Ogun State after a brief illness.

Mr. Obasanjo broke the news of the death when he hosted women leaders from the South-west at his residence in Abeokuta on Sunday. He said the visit would have been cancelled after he heard of his sister’s death, but for the fact that it had been scheduled.

Several well wishers also visited the former President on Sunday to condole with him, a PREMIUM TIMES’ correspondent observed. A daughter of the deceased, Titi, who addressed journalists, said

Cossy Orjiakor & her Boobs Turn Up for Uche Ogbodo's Party

Check out the Nollywood divas.

Beyonce Rocks Ankara Yet Again in New Photos

Are you feeling her look? The African-American RnB singer updated her IG page today with these new photos. She and hubby JayZ are currently in Italy for a wedding. More pics below...

PHOTO: A Frustrated Chinese man Hunting for fuel in Lagos

See how he's helplessly seated on the ground.

Lagos School Embarks on Compulsory Mid-term Break over Fuel Scarcity

Chrisland Schools released this notice to their students' parents last Friday. Because of the fuel scarcity, their Primary and High Schools were forced to go on a mid-term break.

Fuel Scarcity: Citizens Wait On Buhari As Nigeria’s Economy Shuts Down


Five days to the inauguration of the Muhammadu Buhari administration, it appears that the Nigerian economy has shut down as the outgoing government of President Goodluck Jonathan is more concerned with sacking and making new appointments than addressing pertinent national issues that could positively impact the lives of the citizenry.

But like prisoners approaching the end of their terms, Nigerians are full of expectations as only five days separate them from May 29 when a new administration, which they hope will translate dreams into reality and expectations into concrete and visible actions, will be coming on board.

Events of the past few weeks in the country are, increasingly, accentuating these expectations and there seems to be a sense of apprehension among the citizens as to whether the country is shutting

Ifeanyi Ubah Rises To End Fuel Scarcity – A Rare Act Of Patriotism


There are still patriotic Nigerians among the political cadre as the Managing Director and CEO of Capital oil held a press release today to announce the resumption of loading of PMS at his jetty despite a collective sabotage by oil transporters to stop loading which resulted in the alarming strike hitting the nation now. Fuel is now bought at N200 in some states while some can’t even find to buy. Read his press release below:

Good day Ladies and Gentlemen of the press!

On Saturday 16th May 2015, we received an SMS ordering the suspension of loading activities in all depots from Monday 18th May 2015. We later realized that this directive was as a result of unpaid funds owed to transporters by oil marketers who in turn are owed by the Federal Government. This development has resulted in immense hardship to our fellow country men and women. We believe

Kylie Jenner shares new pic with her man, Tyga

She shared the pic with Tyga this afternoon and the one where she's posing like - a 17 year old girl shouldn't - was posted yesterday.

PDP blasts Buhari For Snubbing Handover Programme

Read the PDP press statement below...
The peoples Democratic Party (PDP) views with disappointment the apparent snub by the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari of the handover programme lined up by the Federal Government to transmit power to him by Friday, May 29, 2015. The PDP said such behavior was a measure of lack of democratic discipline.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh in a statement on Sunday said the President-elect owes Nigerians explanations on why he snubbed the prayer sessions scheduled for Friday and Sunday for Muslims and Christians respectively to usher in four years of his in-coming administration as well as the embarrassing protocol gaffe and low-down treatment that characterized his visit to British Prime Minister David Cameron last Saturday.

Singer Seyi Shay stuns in Bikini

Stunning! A Reze Bonna production...:-)

Lovely photo of Timi Dakolo and his family

Timi Dakolo pictured with his wife and their three lovely children. So much to be grateful for...

Singer Iyanya cancels performance in Liberia due to Fuel Scarcity

This scarcity of fuel wants to paralyze this country and its people...

'I don’t know what fuel subsidy means' - Buhari

In a new interview with Daily Trust, President elect, Buhari expressed reservations over claims by the government of subsidizing the petroleum sector. He spoke on how during his time as Military leader, they were able to make fuel available at all times. Below are excerpts of what he said in the interview
One burning issue is fuel subsidy. I believe you are aware of the queues in major cities like Lagos and Abuja. The fuel importers say they are unsure of the direction of the new government in this area. Have you considered maintaining or withdrawing this subsidy or are you questioning whether it didn’t exist at all?
One of the problems I have, other than the military, is the petroleum industry where I served for three and a half years under General Obasanjo. When people start talking about this subsidy I honestly get

Buhari Must Get His Act Right In Three Months - Obasanjo


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday said Nigerians have a ” new opportunity” in the in – coming administration of General Muhammadu Buhari to make the country work for the better again.

He spoke at his Abeokuta private residence on Presidential Hilltop Estate, when women leaders in the Southwest visited him.

Obasanjo who noted that the new opportunity is God – given, said the “good things” about the next administration is that the man that would head it – Buhari, is neither “a green – horn nor a novice” in governance.

According to him, Buhari was once in the saddle before, even if it was under a ” different circumstance” and would use his experience to navigate the country to the path of right direction.

'Mommy! mommy!! - Chilling last words of 14 year old boy executed at point blank

A baby-faced Bronx teenager was executed on the streets of NY on Friday May 23rd by a gunman wearing a red bandana who blasted him multiple times at point-blank range without any warning.

14 year old Christopher Duran (pictured) was fatally shot outside his apartment building while on his way to school with his younger brother. This shooting took place in the Bronx, New York and police are searching for the gunman.

'Oil marketers subsidy claims reeks of fraud' - Okonjo-Iweala, vows not to pay unverified subsidy claims

Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has vowed not to pay oil marketers their subsidy claims, accusing them of presenting fraudulent claims with various exchange rates.

She said the marketers subsidy claims reeked of fraud and that the marketers are just out to blackmail Nigerians and make them suffer. She said this while addressing newsmen in Abuja yesterday May 23
"Marketers were asking for N159 billion for exchange rate differentials from the outstanding N200 billion.
There has been so much fraud and scam so I have refused to sign for that money but have agreed that a committee be set up involving the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to verify marketers’ claims. Marketers just want to make Nigerians suffer. I will not pay the