Saturday, 12 October 2013

Come December 2013, Nigeria will Re-introduce Smaller Denomination Notes in Paper form instead of Polymer - CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, on Friday said that the new smaller denomination notes that will come in paper form would be in circulation before December.

Mr Tunde Lemo, Deputy Governor, Operations, said this while briefing newsmen on the sideline of the ongoing Annual meeting of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

The smaller notes are N5, N10, N20 and N50 notes.

“The smaller denomination notes are being supplied by the printers and before December, you will no longer see tattered notes all over. “As I said, I have apologised to Nigerians that the reason we had old notes that are still in circulation was because of the issues around Project Cure.

Femi Kuti speaks on being sexually active at 50

When asked in an interview with Vanguard about the general perception that he was more sexually active at 50, Femi kuti said..
That is not true, I am no more sexually active. When you see a beautiful woman, when you reach my age and you have responsibility like myself, you will know what I am talking about. Before now, as a young man, you would want to go after her. There are many nights I go and sleep alone not because I don’t have girlfriends or want a girlfriend, when I think of the responsibility I have in my life, I will immediately have a rethink.
That is not true, I am no more sexually active. When you see a beautiful woman, when you

INFIDELITY: Wife Catches Husband "Sweating" Inside Her Friend's Bedroom

A 42-year-old housewife, Omolabake Bashorun, shocked an Igando Customary Court in Lagos recently in her statement that she caught her husband inside the bedroom of their 60-year-old female neighbour.

Omolabake, a mother of two, disclosed this while begging the court to dissolve her 18-year-old marriage to her 43-year-old husband, Mr Tunde Bashorun, a businessman.

The wife said with the way things are going, she may not live long...
“Since the day I caught my husband in our neighbour’s bedroom, he has been threatening to kill me. I caught him hiding behind the door of our neighbour’s bedroom, when I went there to pick my purse that I forgot in the woman's room earlier that day.

“Our neighbour, a 60-year-old woman and I are very close; I enter her flat anytime of the day. On that fateful day, I knocked at her door to pick my purse. I could not enter because she had locked the door from

STUNNING: New Mom, Kim Kardashian goes back to Work (PHOTO)

First-time mom Kim Kardashian stopped by her Dash store in West Hollywood, Calif., alongside sister Kylie Jenner on Oct. 11, 2013.

NIGERIA-ETHIOPIA FOOTBALL FACE-OFF: Jonathan Pays Super Eagles Surprise Visit

photo - NIGERIA-ETHIOPIA FACE-OFF: Jonathan Pays Super Eagles Surprise Visit

Saturday, October 12, 2013 -- Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has paid a surprise visit to the Super Eagles' training session at the National Stadium in Addis Ababa on the eve of Sunday's World Cup qualifier with Ethiopia.

Jonathan, who was on his way from the Extraordinary Summit of the Heads of Government of the African Union, shook hands with the players and had a talk with the team management, including assistant coach.
He assured he will always be an avid supporter of the team.
"Surely you will make it, the spirit is there," the President said. "I wish you success. It is a determining match. Definitely we have been going to the World cup, but this year, we are not just going to the world cup, we will

University Crisis: SSANU Ends Strike

photo -- University Crisis: SSANU Ends Strike

A week-long strike is over, the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) have announced on Friday in Abuja.

A statement, signed by the union's National Secretary Promise Adewusi, says the susension follows "substantial compliance" by the Federal Government to meet the Union's demands.
As August and September salaries have been paid to the Union's members, they were urged to resume their duties starting from Monday, the 14th of October, 2013.
The Union members were thanked for their solidarity.
The statement also said the non-payment of the salaries would not happen again.
Meanwhile, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been on strike since July 1 along with the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), and have no intentions to go back to work unless the Federal Government implements a 2009 agreement it had with the said Union.

Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg Buys four of his Neighbours' Houses For Privacy

Facebook Founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg just made an unusual purchase. Well, four purchases.

Facebook's billionaire founder bought four homes surrounding his current home near Palo Alto, Mercury News reports. The houses cost him more than $30 million, including one 2,600 square-foot home that cost $14 million. (His own home is twice as large at 5,000 square-feet and cost half as much.)

Larry Page made a similar move a few years ago so he could build a massive, 6,000-square-foot mansion. But Zuckerberg's reason is different. He doesn't want to live in excess, he just wants a little privacy.

Zuckerberg reportedly took action after he learned that a developer wanted to purchase one of his neighbor's homes and use the fact that Zuckerberg lived close by as a marketing tactic. He started purchasing the homes last December. Zuckerberg will lease the four homes he just bought back to its current

Hauwa Gambo: On the madness of Femi Fani-Kayode

His is tainted with malice, with evil, with the basest of human sentiments ­ support of tyrants and dictators, advocacy for wars and genocides, destroyer of marriages and relationships, cauldron of hate and wickedness.

Why, in the name of all that is good and decent, do human beings take Femi Fani-Kayode seriously? Why do a succession of sane and distinguished Nigerians ­- even the venerable Obiageli Ezekwesili who went on a tweet-exchange series ­- take this man seriously?

Why did Reuben Abati, known before his present assignment as a master of restraint, waste an emotional tweet complete with exclamation mark on this man? Why did Bianca Ojukwu drag the iconic Ojukwu name into the mud when an apparent sex fiend decides to remember real or imagined trysts that may or may not have occurred before he evidently

descended into imbalance? Why is Stella Oduah wasting the time she should be dedicating to protecting our

ASUU Made Me Take Part In Project Fame - Project Fame Season 6 Winner, Olawale Ojo


Olawale Ayodele Ojo, winner of the MTN Project Fame (Season 6), in a recent interview about his experience in the competition and other issues:

Shortly after you were announced winner of the MTN project Fame, you said your mind was still blank to express how you felt. It is about 48 hours now, so how are you feeling?
I feel blessed. I feel that everything around just worked for me this season because I didn’t really expect to come out as the winner this season. It’s about God because I don’t believe there is something I did that others didn’t do. It was the grace of God and the people that voted for me. I’m really grateful to all the people that believed in me and voted. I wouldn’t have won without them. Basically, I feel this is God’s grace because at a point in the competition, I was almost evicted, so when you look at everything from beginning to the end, you will realise that it is God’s grace.
If you didn’t envisage winning the competition, what was your plan when you registered to participate at the auditions?
I came up to register when ASUU was on strike, and this was my first time to participate in a music competition. I didn’t really come with too much determination, but anywhere I find myself, I always try to

"I'm begging artistes to collaborate with me but they don't respond "- Maheeda

With her hubby
Caroline Sam known as Maheeda opened up in an interview with Bellanaija on married life,her daughter and trying to collaborate with artistes...Interesting interview
Excerpts below

Will you be collaborating with any musicians in the near future?
Hopefully, I will be collaborating with a few musicians in the near future. I am currently begging a lot of them now. Since they have now passed my level, I want them to pull me up to theirs but them never answer me yet. Let’s see how the Nigerian music industry supports their own. At the end of the day though, if they don’t support me, I guess it’s just between me and my God then. And, my God is one who makes a way where it seems to be no way.
Who does Maheeda find sexy?
I think that Clarence Peters and Don Jazzy are really hot. I like the kind of guy that talks less

GOOD NEWS: Governor Fashola Agrees To Pay Veteran Actor, Pa Kasumu's Medical Bills


Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola is said to have come to the aid of Veteran actress, Kayode Dosumu also known as Pa Kasumu who is suffering from a heart related disease.

Pa Kasuma's health has deteriorated and the sickness is now affecting his sight and needs nothing less than N12million to undergo a full treatment to make him survive the battle with death.
According to all hopes of veteran actor, Kayode Dosumu, otherwise called Pa Kasunmu to get the needed money for his medical treatment has come alive.
News getting to us indicates that the governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Rajo Fashola has reportedly agreed to foot his total medical bill.
Further report says that the governor has reportedly contacted the ailing actor and will now be responsible

WATCH: Dogs Imitate a Baby Crawling, Don't Realize They're

Adopted Alaskan Malamutes, Brown Sugar and Rice Candy, are either having species confusion or just want to give their little buddy some support.
The mother of the baby, nicknamed Maple Syrup, told ET Today that this video was meant to remind viewers that pets and babies can be best friends. (Of course, we already knew that.) She calls the adorable trio the "three plump sugary siblings."
Apologies in advance if you stare at this the rest of the day...
Watch the Video below: 

DESPERATION: Woman Fakes Her Own kidnapping, Demands N200,000 Ransom From Husband (PHOTO)


A housewife has been arrested by the Enugu State Police for planning & staging her own kidnap, then demanding the sum of N200, 000 from her husband Marcus Chukwu as ransom.

Her partner, a commercial motorcyclist who was also connected in the staging her kidnap Chikwe Tochukwu has also been arrested.
It was gathered that the husband Marcus, a native of Agbogugu in Awgu local Government Area of Enugu State, had received a call from his wife, Nancy Chukwu, claiming that she had been kidnapped by unknown gunmen and that her kidnappers were demanding the sum of two hundred thousand naira.
Marcus was thereby given an account number where the said ransom is to be paid, rather than pay the ransom he reported the matter to the anti-kidnap unit of the police.
The Enugu State DSP, Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed stated that investigations conducted revealed that Tochukwu of Amakwe Okeremiri Aboh Mbaise in Imo state, residing at Agbogugu was the brain behind the

Military, SSS Capture Top Boko Haram ‘Commanders’ In Kaduna


An impeccable military source has confirmed to SaharaReporters that a combined team of Nigerian soldiers, police, and operatives of the State Security Service (SSS) has rounded up top Boko Haram ‘commanders’ after combing several locations in Kaduna State this week.

The source said the captured Boko Haram “commanders” were the brains behind a series of violent attacks carried out in the state in recent weeks.
He added that they were caught as they planned to launch new attacks in the town of Kaduna during the Sallah festivities.
The military source stated that security operatives recovered extensive incriminating evidence from the captured leaders of the extremist Islamist leaders. “We got evidence from them to suggest their direct affiliation with Boko Haram and also that they were part and parcel of the recent attacks,” he said.   
The source also disclosed that his combined team also captured several foot soldiers of the Boko Haram

PRIVATISATION: FG begins full severance payment to 38,000 PHCN workers

ABUJA – The full payment of entitlements to 38,000 workers of Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN, has commenced.

Director General,  Bureau of Public Enterprise, BPE, Mr. Benjamin Ezra Dikki disclosed this during the visit of House of Representatives Committee on Privatisation and Commercialisation to the agency.

Mr. Dikki explained that 6,700 staff that had issues during verification were being sorted out, while 2,500 casual staff were expected to be regularised by the PHCN management before payment of their entitlements.

On the power transaction, the BPE boss informed the lawmakers that the Bureau had received full payment

Nicki Minaj Admits Being Possessed by a Demon [WATCH VIDEO]

US rapper Nicki Minaj admits being possessed by a demon spirit named Roman.
Just when you thought the whole Illuminati demon possession by certain artists was a rumor.
You may change your mind when you watch this confession from Nicki Minaj. Watch the Video below:

"My music will take me very far, not showing skin" - Victoria Kimani

The Chocolate City Kenyan artiste ,Victoria Kimani opened up on her thoughts on nudity ..
Excerpts from Nigerian Tribune
What are your views on nudity?

We were born naked, then we realised that we were naked. In some villages around the world, nudity is normal; in a religious society, nudity of any kind is a sin. So, nudity is a personal preference and sometimes a Godly calling. I believe there’s nothing wrong with nudity. It’s the evil and sinful thoughts that people think that need to be controlled.
How far can you go with showing your skin as far as your music is concerned?
My music will take me very far, not showing skin. That can only take you so far.
 I wear what I am comfortable in, depending on my surroundings. Fashion is another way of

Italian shoe designer, Giuseppe Zanotti sends Dbanj a customized pair of sneakers (PHOTO)

You know you are big when Italian Shoe designer to the stars, Giuseppe Zanotti personally sends you a pair of his famous sneakers...
That's a lot of money there

PICTURES: Super Eagles Arrive In Ethiopia for World Cup Qualifying Match against Ethiopia National Footbal Team


The Nigerian national team arrived in Addis Ababa on Saturday morning for Sunday’s 2014 World Cup qualifying first leg play-off match against Ethiopia. Their chartered Ethiopian Airlines plane touched down at the Bole International Airport at 8:50am with a delegation which included government officials, members of the Nigeria Football Federation, Nigeria Supporters Club and press.

Players of the national team were warmly received by locals at the airport as they made their way to the team bus and onwards to their hotel. There were chants of ‘Moses’ and ‘Mikel’ from among the pack of locals that welcomed them at the airport as they sought for photographs with the Nigerian stars.

The Nigerian supporters’ delegation also filled the air with jolly good Nigerian music as they announced their arrival for the crucial World Cup qualifier. The 100 supporters from Nigeria will do battle against a partisan home crowd expected to be 40,000 in the National Stadium.
See more arrival Photos below:

France Would Have Destroyed Nigeria Over Bakassi - Donald Duke

Donald Duke

Former Cross River Governor, Donald Duke, yesterday disclosed that France threatened to level Nigeria if the country had gone to war with Cameroun over the Bakassi Peninsula.

Speaking at the 60th birthday lecture in honour of Justice Charles Archibong (rtd) held in Lagos, Duke said any attempt to ignore the International Court of Justice, ICJ, judgement would have been disastrous for Nigeria. He said: "France would have wiped us out. Cameroun is still a protectorate of France and has a defence pact with France. And France is duty bound to honour that pact, even though it has a lot of investments in Nigeria.

"The French President made it clear to us that it has put on alert its military and showed us the entire position of our military and exactly where we were and our daily movements.

"If we engaged Cameroun in war, France would have wiped us out. We tried to liaise with the Chinese and

DELE MOMODU: If you want to know why many people love Governor Amaechi, this is it

If you want to know why many people love Governor Amaechi, this is it:

Fellow Nigerians, how was your week? I spent three full nights and half a day of mine exploring thelegendary Garden City, otherwise known as Port Harcourt in real name. The last time I had such an opportunity was ten years ago, when Dr Peter Odili was still Governor and Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi was the Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly. A lot of water has since passed under the bridge and the baton of power has changed in a most dramatic fashion.

I’m quite familiar with Port Harcourt which like most cities in Nigeria lost its old glory, glamour and colour to the vagaries and vicissitudes of power in the hands of our politicians. The battle for the jugular of the oil-rich state has culminated in the cataclysmic collapse of its original glint and attraction.

While I will not apportion blame, I must say that it has become the unenviable plight of most Governors in Nigeria today to carry the heavy burden of our gross underdevelopment in every sphere of human existence.

PHOTO: Elephant Collides With Train, Elephant Dies

An adult male elephant was Friday morning mowed down by a speeding train in the West Bengal Darjeeling district. The incident, according to a forest official, comes a day after a jumbo with its head chopped off was found also in the same district.
“The incident happened Friday morning. There is a need to further restrict the speed limit of the trains on the Siliguri-Alipurduar stretch. We are discussing on lowering the speed limit to below 25 km,” said Chief Wildlife Warden, N.C. Bahuguna.
Since 2004, when the tracks on the 163-km long Siliguri-Alipurduar route were converted to broad gauge,

Toyin Lawani Takes Her 'Younger' Lover On Shopping (PHOTOS)

Toyin Lawan is taking the lead and calling the shots in many regards. She has even encouraged fellow ladies who are still single to help themselves and stop claiming Miss Independent. Lol! More photos below:

EXPOSED: Lagos Big Boy, Okwudili, the owner of the Most Expensive House In Lekki, is A "Yahoo" Criminal

In the last few weeks, kevin Djakpor's Blog observed that the internet was awash with the story of a big boy who is said to be very successful and has one of the biggest this, and the most expensive that.

His is name is Okwudili "Dilly" and sources say he moves around with a POLICE escort. But information the guy is not clean has surfaced. He is a confirmed 'Yahoo Yahoo thief' who confessed to all his criminal actions in court and was sentenced to prison in the US. Below is the story of Okwudili:

An American federal jury has convicted a Nigerian man, Oluyomi Oshinaike of two counts of bank fraud for a scam authorities say involved more than a million dollars in altered corporate checks.

Senior U.S. District Judge Charles Butler Jr. scheduled Oshinaike’s sentencing for Feb. 15. Under advisory sentencing guidelines, he faces a prison term of at least 2½ years and as much as 3 years and a month.

Okwudili “Cowboy” "Dilly" Umenyiora, who has already pleaded guilty to the bank fraud, also testified that

STRANGE: Man Cuts-off His 'Private Parts' And Throws them To Dogs In Anambra


According to the information, Ejike, from Nkwelle Uke community in Idemili South Local Government Area of the state, used to be a luxurious bus conductor in Onitsha until he returned to the village recently.

He visited the village shrine and invoked the spirit of the deity before taking away kola nuts, offered to the gods, and starting from that moment his behavior had become strange.

It was learnt that last weekend, Ejike took a knife, cut off his joystick and scrotum, and a strange dog suddenly appeared and ran away with his Cores. Family members were said to have rushed him to the hospital immediately.

Yesterday Ejike was visited by journalists in the hospital, his private parts were completely bandaged while a catheter was fixed from the region where he passes urine. The man refused to talk to the reporter and was mad when his sister arrived with his aged father. He blurted out, saying he took the action in protest so that

'Most Nigerian men aren’t romantic' — Nollywood Actress, Chelsea Eze


Nollywood actress, Chelsea Eze, tells Ademola Olonilua about her career and love life:

Asides movies what do you have a passion for?
I have a passion for movie production and singing. As someone in the arts, it is necessary to master a few other things relating to the arts, for instance other languages, martial arts, singing  and many more. So yes, I think singing would come in handy for me as an actress at some point.
Would you say you are a better singer than an actress?
I can’t really say. In fact,I wouldn’t know.
We have seen actresses delving into music, is such in your future plans?
It is not a Plan B per se. It is just an area I think I might want to explore.
If you were to choose a male Nigerian singer to do collaboration with, who would you choose?
I certainly would choose M.I and it is because I like his versatility. I like soulful music, techno and even country music. But I have no streamlined genre for now.
How has it been for a fast rising actress like you in the industry?
It has been quite a journey. There have been so many ups and downs, which are expected but in all, I give

Lagos State Government to Shut Badagry Expressway on Oct.13

IMPORTANT: Lagos SG to Shut Badagry Expressway on Oct.13 

The Lagos State Government has announced it would close down the Lagos-Badagry Expressway on October 13, Sunday, for at least 5 hours, between 7 a.m. and 12 noon.
The Commissioner for Transportation, Kayode Opeifa, who disclosed this in a statement, said that the closure would serve as part of concerted efforts to deliver the first phase of the Blue Line Rail Project.
“The contractor, Messrs China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, CCECC, will be installing pre-cast beams for the pedestrian bridge to take commuters into the rail station at Mile 2 and across the road.
“This notice serves as awareness information on the beam launch. We therefore advise motorists and other road users to use alternative routes to avoid traffic delays, Kayode Opeifa said.
The Commissioner further said that relevant government agencies are working to ensure free flow of traffic

US Army plans ‘Iron Man’ Armor for it's Soldiers

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US Army researchers are working on building hi-tech body armor that would give soldiers “superhuman strength” in a real-life version of the suit featured in “Iron Man” films.

The blueprint for the “revolutionary” Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) would include an exoskeleton to allow a soldier to carry heavy equipment, built-in computing power, beefed up protection to stop bullets and a system to monitor vital signs, officials said.

“Some of the potential technologies planned for TALOS research and development include advanced armor, situational awareness, command and control computers, power management systems, and enhanced mobility exoskeletons,” according to a US Army statement issued last month.

US Special Operations Command, which oversees elite Navy SEAL and Army Ranger commandos, put out

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West Take Baby North on an 'Outing' (PHOTOS)

kim kardashian
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West stepped out with baby North Wednesday, but made sure to keep their infant daughter out of sight from the paparazzi.
Kardashian brought North to West's taping of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" in Hollywood on Oct. 9. Dressed in a tight navy dress and knee-high boots, the 32-year-old mama was seen pushing a stroller carrying little Nori, who was hidden under a gray blanket.
Later in the evening, after the taping, West was spotted pushing Nori's stroller. The family piled into a waiting SUV and went to dinner at Hakkasan in Beverly Hills for some Cantonese cuisine, the Daily Mail noted.
The rapper stopped by Kimmel's show after lashing out at the comedian for making fun of his BBC Radio

MUST READ: Open Letter to David Moyes from Manchester United Fan in Nigeria

Poor start of the new season by Manchester United concerns players, experts and, of course MU fans from around the world. Below is the example of such concerns by a supporter of the ‘Red Devils’ from Nigeria (unedited).

I’m sitting down here and watching the nigger I just handed N5,000 walk away, a fruity-arse smile on his black-as-Satan’s-heart Yoruba face and a spring in his hell-bound step. Why I gave him the money, you might ask. Well, I was stupid enough to bet that my beloved Manchester United will beat the Lucifer-worshipping, heathen Manchester City team on Sunday. I watched absolutely gob-smacked, trying to hold in the diarrhea that was threatening to erupt from the depths of my tortured soul as those closet Nazis ran rings round our lethargic team and thrashed the piss out of us on that Black Sunday. And you Sir, you are completely at fault!
We have played 5 league games this season. Congratulations on the 7 points accumulated so far – abysmal

ASUU STRIKE: Why Federal Government Implemented The ‘No Work, No Pay’ Directive


The Federal government revealed on Friday why it implemented the ‘no work-no pay’ policy against the striking university lecturers.
Speaking in defence of the Federal government directive, the NUC, spokesman said the commission was only applying extant laws.
Also speaking on the matter, the Deputy Director of Information and Public Relations of the NUC, Ibrahim Yakasai, said the directive was not a policy but a law that affects all sectors of the economy, adding that it had been in the constitution for a long time.
“It’s a law in this country that if you don’t work you will not get paid. But the government was magnanimous enough to pay their salaries for a month or two when they started the strike. After everything that has been done, (the lecturers) don’t want to go back to work; so, the law must be applied.
“Let’s watch and see how far they can go with this strike. In any case, why would anyone want to pay someone that is not working? Should they even have accepted the salaries in the first instance? In fact, what

Moet Abebe Joins The Shisha Gang! Shares Photos Of Herself Doing It (PHOTO)

Yesterday, it was Tuface doing the Shisha. Soundcity presenter Moet just shared her own picture too. She's so in the spirit. See another photo below:

Friday, 11 October 2013

Move over Maheeda: Afrocandy flaunts her sexy body in her underwear (SEE PHOTO)

AfroCandy is giving all these young ladies a run for their money..She too shared this pic on twitter with the caption
"I have started my weightloss programm and I'm sorry for my butt & boobs will suffer it...#scaredofloosingthepower# "I didn't tuck in my tummy, just wanted it to portray the message am sending out, if I wanted it flat I wud breath in and hold it ok
She also said to a fan
No I am not a Porn star but I get naked in my movies but some empty heads tagged me a

2ND TIME IN A WEEK: Another Migrant Boat Capsizes off Italy, Rescue in Process

A boat carrying more than 200 migrants has capsized off the Italian island of Lampedusa on October 11, 2013, Friday. Italian officials also confirm that the rescue operation is currently in process.
Italian and Maltese ships, supported by helicopters, moved out to the tragedy scene and were searching in darkness.
At least 120 people are said to have been saved, but dozens of bodies have been reportedly spotted in the water.
Italy's coast guard and Maltese officials said the boat capsized about 120 km off Lampedusa. The vessel was initially spotted by the Maltese air force which then requested Italy's help.
The Maltese authorities are co-ordinating the operation in the country's territorial waters.
27 people officially confirmed dead at the moment, while the first reports in Italian media said that the death toll reached 50 people. Many women and children are expected to be among the victims.
However, official confirmation on the number of the deceased as well as their nationalites is awaited.
Reports say people on board had crowded to one side of the vessel as they tried to get the attention of a

NATIONAL CONFERENCE: President Jonathan’s Greek gift and the true believers - By Femi Fani-Kayode


Anything short of this is fake. It is nothing more than a palliative. It is a ”made in China” copy of the original. If you take the ”sovereign” out of the ”national conference” it is like taking the ham out of a ham sandwich. All you will have left is a talk shop whose recommendations will eventually be tossed into the dustbin by both the Federal Government and the National Assembly.
Permit me to begin this contribution with the words of Senator Femi Okurounmu who is the Chairman of the President’s Advisory Committee on the National Conference. In the February 12 edition of the National Mirror Newspaper, he said the following about President Goodluck Jonathan-
“Jonathan has betrayed the goodwill of the Yoruba. The man doesn’t seem to have a clue about anything. First, he has no clue about governance- it appears as if he does not even have any slightest idea of what he wants to do. He never thought of becoming President and what he would do as President. He was just talking of transformation and I don’t even think he knows the meaning of transformation. The man is just being pushed around everywhere and to anywhere. The only thing he understands is that he wants to make money and he is making a lot of it. And because he wants to make money, he cannot tell people not to make money when they are making their own. So a lot of people around him are making money and he cannot do

Opinion: Confessions of a Boko Haram member


 Life has no meaning to him anymore, and that which is worth living and dying for is what he must pursue.
Salisu nestles under a baobab tree which is at the centre of Kagua village, Bize in Borno state, Nigeria. It is a sunless afternoon. The humming wind cruises right about him, and dry leaves touchdown as if betokening the grave and sad atmosphere. Crestfallen and utterly devastated, Salisu ponders on his life which now seems worthless and the calamity that has befallen him. He has lost his whole family in one day- his mother, father, two sisters and a brother. Death has taken them all in a fatal motor accident. It would have been better if he was taken too in the same gruesome manner. This awful soliloquy he repeats to himself.
Many thoughts race through is sombre mind. Suicide is at the top of them. Perhaps, it is the easiest way out of this cruel world where nothing is certain, and things precious always lost. Before he makes up his mind to take his own life, the muezzin of the village mosque from the tower blares out, “Allahuu wakubarr!”(God is a great). It is a call to prayer.
“Perfect time, let me say my last prayers, and set off for the journey to yonder place where my family will be

Aww, he’s SO cute: Comedian, Julius Agwu shows us his “heir apparent” (LOOK)


Comedian Julius Agwu cannot contain his joy over the birth of his son.
The proud father took to Instagram, showing the world his cute baby boy and revealed his name. The caption read:
The heir apparent… Zadok Chibuike Julius Agwu… My bundle of Joy…
Julius went biblical this time for the name, Zadok which was the name of a priest in the bible.
Congratulations to the Agwu family. See the pic of his new born baby below:

PDP CRISIS: Double blow for ‘New PDP’ as INEC withholds official recognition

The attempt by the new faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under the leadership of Abubakar Kawu Baraje to seek official recognition from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been shot down.
The “New PDP’ received a major blow after its attempts to be heralded as the original and official PDP yielded undesirable results. It was a two-pronged defeat for Baraje’s PDP as they were turned down by INEC and also defeated in court by Bamanga Tukur’s PDP.
INEC stood solidly behind Tukur’s faction of the PDP as it said that all processes and appointments made by the original PDP were witnessed and supported by it (INEC) including the controversial appointment of Alhaji Bamanga Tukur as National Chairman which the electoral body declared valid.
Vanguard reports:
INEC’s clarification followed a letter written by the National Secretary of the New Peoples Democratic Party, nPDP, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, asking the commission to recognize Baraje and members of his National Working Committee as the valid leaders of the party.
INEC in its letter to the Baraje faction, which was addressed to the National Secretary of

Tired Yet? Maheeda shares another full pic of her a*ss (SEE PHOTO)

Captioned it "My small famus ass... e try sha" She also said her husband grants all wishes but won't allow her go in for BBA "That's going fir BBA was one of the things my man refuse me doing, i really wanda why?
Yea she has a husband and a daughter....

Karen Igho had breasts implants because of lumps found in her breasts'

Karen Igho's PR team released a press statement today claiming that the BBA winner got breasts implants many years ago because of lumps found in her breasts - this is in reaction to a tweet from Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson's twitter handle during the twitter hacking brouhaha that occurred yesterday. See their press release below:
Sometime yesterday whilst preparing for her promo photo shoot, Karen and the World PR Media camp got wind of a tweet that was sent to our client, Karen Igho.
Yvonne Nelson quoted as follows "fake boobs, no wonder you don't have a bf". When Karen got the alert, she made several personal gestures to clarify the position of the tweet and the tweetee, but none of the enquiries was answered and a claim of 'handle hacking' was implied by

Oluchi Orlandi covers the Independence Issue of Mania magazine (LOOK!)

Lovely cover...

Pregnant woman forced to give birth in the street after hospital denies her help (PHOTOS)

An indigenous woman gave birth on a Mexican hospital lawn earlier this month after being denied help inside the clinic in a story making global headlines. The woman had been refused help inside the medical clinic right before this occurred, which struck a nerve in a country where inequity is still pervasive.
Her newborn still bound by the umbilical cord and lying on the ground, the shocking image has horrified millions because of where and how it took place.
The mother, Irma Lopez, 29, said she was turned away by a nurse who said that she was only eight months pregnant and “still not ready” to deliver.
The nurse told her to go outside and walk, and said a doctor could check her in the morning, Lopez said. But an hour and a half later, her water broke.
She while grabbing the wall of a house next to the clinic. “I didn’t want to deliver like this. It was so ugly and with so much pain,” she said. She added that she was alone for the birth, as her husband was still trying to

"I Must Marry" - By Charly Boy

Another piece from Charly Boy, Enjoy...
Wanting so badly to get hooked is something many people seem to take far too lightly and for granted these days. Something some of them feel they should do to win acceptance from people and society. These days’ people look at the package and never the content, forgetting that marriage should be a life time commitment of two strangers. In some cases the marriage may workout, like, Charles and Diane, Tunde and Wummie. But most of the time it falls like a park of cards, because as people are rushing to get in, people are rushing to get out, at an alarming rate. Kai!!
These days break ups and divorce has become the trend as soon as the honey Moon is over. People use to think that divorce rate is only high amongst celebrities, but now, across board,

89% of corps members can’t communicate in English -NYSC

Kano State Coordinator of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mr. Sanusi Abdulrasheed, has lamented that 89 per cent of corps members in the country could neither write good application nor communicate effectively in English Language.

He stated that the majority of the corps members were more at home with the use of “broken English” as a means of communication.

Mr. Abdulrasheed made the disturbing disclosure yesterday in Kano during the passing out parade (POP ) of the present batch of corps members, where he noted that the findings were based on a nationwide research

Asari Dokubo establishes own university in Benin Republic?

Asari-Dokubo already has soccer institutions in Benin and Nigeria train youth free of charge.
The leader of the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force, NDPVF, Muhajid Asari-Dokubo has joined the swelling rank of private university proprietors with his establishment of a university in the neighbouring Republic of Benin.
Mr. Asari-Dokubo, who already owns a soccer academy in the West African country and another one in Abuja, said the university, which will be known as King Amachree African University, KAAU, had already been accredited to commence degree programmes beginning September 2014.
He told PREMIUM TIMES in an interview in Abuja that the proposed university, named after his ancestor, was a product of his two existing institutions in Benin Republic, namely King Amachree Automobile/ICT Royal Academy and King Amachree Arts Academy. Both of them, he added, currently award Diploma to