Friday, 27 May 2016

PHOTO: Niger Delta Avengers Unveil Currency


Militancy in the oil-rich Niger Delta has taken a new turn as militants have vowed to break away from the federation of Nigeria. The separatist feelings and aspirations which resulted in the ongoing bombing of oil and gas facilities in the region have eventually found expression in unveiling its 'national' currency.

Militants have been carry out attacks on oil and gas facilities of multinational oil corporations in the region the very latest being Chevron facility at its Escravos terminal on Thursday.

Niger Delta Avengers which have claimed responsibility for the attacks have vowed to stop at nothing until a sovereign state of the Niger Delta is actualized. A source who spoke to our reporter on condition of anonymity says much has been done to the region's ecosystem resulting from the operations of oil companies in the region and that every hue and cry raised so far to draw the government's attention to their predicament has fallen on deaf ears.

Hence the action to secede from Nigeria became absolutely necessary to save communities in the neglected region from gradual extinction.
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PHOTOS: Waje stuns in red

Singer Waje is the ultimate 'businessman' chic in a power red look. Check out her style in new snaps.

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PHOTOS: Ronke Odusanya Shops For Tomatoes In Atlanta

One of the endowed Nollywood Actresses, Ronke Odusanya, popularly known as Flakky Ididowo, says she's seriously enjoying her holiday in Atlanta, Goeorgia and has deemed it fit to share these cool photos.

See the lovely photos of motivational-speaker Ronke below:

She captioned one of the pics:

"and we thank God we can buy tomatoes easily here... at affordable prices... The cost of tomatoes in Nigeria can cause one to take a loan... Haba, Kilode.."






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What happened to all the child celebrities?

Today is recognized internationally as Children’s Day so it is only right to talk about why we don’t have many child stars in Nigeria.

In the 80’s and early 90’s Nigeria had a lot of child stars from singer Tosin Jegede to actress Yomi Adeyemi-Wilson who starred alongside Olu Jacobs on the detective series 'Third Eye'. Even Nollywood queen Genevieve Nnaji was a child actor back in the 80’s starring in the soap opera ‘Ripples’. We also had Chi Chi of Africa and later on in the 90s Benita Okojie.

Tosin Jegede signed a 25-year deal with Polygram Records back in 1989, a period that saw her as the biggest child singing sensation in Nigeria.  Tosin Jegede signed a 25-year deal with Polygram Records back in 1989, a period that saw her as the biggest child singing sensation in Nigeria.
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It was not strictly a female affair as we had the likes of Peter Bunor Jnr, the son of late Nigerian actor Peter Bunor and others on our TV screen. 

Today the entertainment scene is not littered with kids who are talented in music or acting. The two that readily come to mind are Amarachi, the winner 'Nigeria’s Got Talent' and Ozzy Bosco, an energetic young male singer. Let’s not forget Emmanuella, a budding comic actor whose YouTube videos are popular. There is also Mya K, a female teenage singer.
Amarachi Uyanne, 11, is managed by her mother  Amarachi Uyanne, 11, is managed by her mother
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Compared to what we had in the 80s and 90s this is hardly anything. What has happened to kid stars? Where have they gone to?
The disappearance of kid stars might have to do with the structure of our entertainment industry. Things were a lot more organized in the 80s and some parts of the 90s. The music industry suffered the most from the mid 90s. It completely crashed and not many talented individuals stayed behind including child stars.
Even with the glitz and glamour of today’s industry a lot of things are not structured which would make it discouraging for most parents to allow their kids to be a singer or actor.
Today’s industry in Nigeria is too manipulative and capital intensive for child stars to thrive. The business is harsh for grown ups much less kids. Grown men get ripped up in this mad business which is surely not a safe environment for kids.
Former child star Chichi of Africa   Former child star Chichi of Africa
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Presently the music and movie industries is not conducive for kids. Yeah, we can have a few here and there but the kiddies sub-industry will not be a full blown thing until the entertainment industry is structured.
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PHOTO: Okada Man Battling For His Bike With 3 Policemen In Lagos

As Lagos aims to build a metro city, the laws against motorcyclists (okada) riders are clear enough.... Stay off major highways!



But as things are very hard, some okada riders are risking everything for the little little more and such is the case of this man....



See him battling for his means of livelihood!

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Jonathan’s Principal Secretary, Hassan Tukur Granted $40m Bail

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has granted administrative bail to Hassan Tukur, the principal secretary to former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Tukur had been in detention for several days for allegedly diverting $40 million he obtained to negotiate the release of more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Islamist insurgents belonging to Boko Haram.



Saharareporters quoted a source as saying that Tukur was detained and interrogated on charges that included his reported pocketing of about $35 million out of $40 million budgeted for negotiating the release of Chibok girls.


The source said Tukur was released yesterday, but ordered to report to the EFCC’s headquarters in Abuja whenever he was required to do so.
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Naira Crashes To All Time Low Against US Dollar Today

Today's (27/5/2016) exchange rate of the Nigerian Naira against the Dollars, Euros and Pounds

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'' You don't have to marry a billionaire to live in a mansion'' - Linda Ikeji

Linda Ikeji, Nigeria's most successful writer has a word of advice for fans hoping to marry into money.

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Mama Taraba Is Sick, Secretly Receiving Treatment In The US

Aisha Alhassan, President Buhari’s Minister for Women’s Affairs, is currently in the United States secretly receiving medical treatment, Sahara Reporters reports.

Mrs. Alhassan, popularly known as Mama Taraba during her unsuccessful attempt to be Governor of Taraba State, has been in the US for two months according to sources.


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SaharaReporters learned that Mrs. Alhassan is undergoing orthopedic treatment and has had difficultly walking.

Her current whereabouts in the United States are not known at the time of publication.
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One Year In Office: List Of Buhari's Inactive Ministers

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President Muhammadu Buhari on November 11, 2015, swore in the ministers who will make up his cabinet at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The tough ex-military commander took the mantle of leadership from Goodluck Jonathan on May 29, 2015, after April 2015 general elections – the fist time a sitting president will lose a bid. But, ever since President Buhari inaugurated his cabinet, some ministers fared well, while some are considered inactive. Below are the names of these inactive Ministers (excluding Ministers of states).


  1. 1. Minister of Education: Adamu Adamu
    2. Minister of Industry, Trade And Investment: Okechukwu Enelemah - The environment has not been conducive for Investors.
    3. Minister of Labour And Employment: Chris Ngige – Nothing from Ngige other than reports that he allegedly collapsed while defending the budget of his ministry before the House of Representatives’ Committee on Labour.
    4. Minister of Budget and National Planning: Udoma Udo Udoma – he could better be described as Minister of 'padded' budget.
    5. Minister of Niger Delta Affairs: Usani Uguru – With the recent crisis that rocks the Delta region, coupled with the blasts of oil industries, Mr. Uguru hasn't been pro-active enough to stop this problem.
    6. Minister of Water Resources: Suleiman Adamu
    7. Minister of Science and Technology: Ogbonnaya Onu
    8. Minister of Women Affairs: Aisha Alhassan. In fact, the Taraba born politician is said to be currently receiving treatment secretly in the United States.
    9. Minister of Transportation: Chibuike Amaechi – The former governor of Rivers state has only been travelling up and down with President Mohammadu Buhari.
    10. Interior Minister: Abdulrahman Dambazzau
    11. FCT Minister: Mohammed Bello

    President Buhari has recently said Nigerians should pass a verdict on the performance of his appointed officials during the administration’s first year in office so that he will know if he should change them. Will this work? Well, time will tell.
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#Children’sDay :Photos of President Buhari Celebrating With Kids

President Muhamamdu Buhari has congratulated every Nigerian child.

The president reaffirmed his belief that it is the right of every Nigerian child to have access to quality and affordable education, as well as healthcare and other basic necessities for a good life, in a peaceful and secure environment.

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PHOTOS: Jose Mourinho's new office at Man Utd

After Man U confirmed Jose Mourinho as its new coach today, Jose Mourinho's wife and son uploaded pictures of his new office to their Twitter accounts, which included a Red Devils home shirt draped over his chair. Another photo after the cut...



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CAF bans Chris Giwa

Confederation of African Football, CAF, has banned Chris Giwa and four others from taking part in any Football related activity in the continent in the next 5 years. The ban comes after the NFF Disciplinary committee on May 12th placed a five-year ban on them.


Read CAF's letter titled RE- CONVEYANCE OF SANCTIONS BY NFF DISCIPLINARY SANCTIONS EXTENSION AT THE CONTINENTAL LEVEL below...

Dear President, Following your previous correspondence dated May 16th and subsequent exchanges, CAF has well noted the decision of the NFF’s Disciplinary Committee dated May 12th placing five(5) year ban from all football related activities for the following people.
1. Christopher Giwa
2. Muazu Suleyman
3. Yahaya Adama
4. Sani Fema
5. Johnson Effiong

Following receipt of the documentation and details on the case, CAF hereby confirms the extension of such sanctions at the continental level. Please accept, dear President, our most sincere regards.
CONFEDERATION AFRICAINE DE FOOTBALL
Hicham El Amrani
Secretary General
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PHOTO: President Buhari celebrates children's day with his grandchildren

Bayo Omoboriowo, the official photographer to President Buhari shared the photo today.
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Di’Ja is Pregnant

Mavin star, Di'Ja who got married few months ago is expecting a baby.

Onobello reports that
the Sierra Leonean-Nigerian singer is heavy with child and expected to put to bed in a few months. A cryptic tweet she posted the other day also confirms what we already know to be the truth.

See tweet below:

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PHOTOS: Prostitute Cuts Off Man's Dick For Refusing To Pay After Sex

A Kenyan man will have to live the rest of his life without his joystick after a prostitute he engaged for sex cut off his weapon of destruction after he refused to pay her, reports Standard Digital.

The incident which happened in Nakuru, a town in the mid-west of the East African country, where it was reported that the 31-year-old man said to be a tout, had picked the commercial sex worker along the street and took her to his room for sex.


But after the bout, there was a disagreement on the amount to be paid and the man told her to go to hell as he would not even pay her a dime.

This got the scarlet lady angry and a fight ensued between them and the woman picked up a knife and cut off his joystick.

The man was later rushed to Nairobi Women's Hospital in Nakuru where he is being treated while the woman is on the run.

Free Area Chief, Stephen Macharia said a member of the Nyumba Kumi initiative and a taxi driver informed him of the incident through a phone call.

"The victim told me that he picked the woman from the streets but unfortunately, they did not agree on payment in exchange for sex, only for her to attack him with a sharp knife," Macharia said.





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PHOTO: EFCC arrests man accused of running an illegal Polytechnic & issuing fake certificates

The Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, have arrested one Johnson Tola on allegations bordering on the operation of an illegal polytechnic and issuance of fake certificates to unsuspecting individuals.


According to a statement released, Investigations revealed that Johnson Tola had allegedly been using the polytechnic as a decoy to extort money from prospective students.

He was initially arrested but was granted an administrative bail in the course of investigation. Johnson however refused to report back at the EFCC office after his release.

A remand warrant was gotten, he was rearrested and is presently being detained. He would be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.‪
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PDP Blast Buhari's One Year In Office With Cartoon Images

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has expressed its views on President Muhammadu Buhari's One Year In office.

Using cartoons the party mocked the president.

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Siasia Names 20 Players For Suwon Pre-Oympics Tournament


The Nigeria U23 coach has announced his invitations for the Korea championship that is a precursor to Rio 2016 where they will play against Denmark and Honduras


Nigeria U23 coach Samson Siasia has selected 20 players made up of 12 home-based and eight overseas-based professionals for next month’s Suwon Invitational Tournament in South Korea where they will face the hosts, Honduras and Denmark.


The list is dominated by players who featured against the Brazil U23 side in a friendly in two months ago, which Nigeria won 1-0, while two new faces Emiloju Julius and Abdulrahman Taiwo break into the team, and winger Saviour Godwin also makes a return to the team after a long absence.

Addressing the players after the friendly game on Thursday at the practice pitch of the National Stadium, Abuja, Siasia charged those selected for the trip to see it as an honour.

“That you were selected does not mean that those not selected are not good. We simply want to give everyone enough opportunity to justify why they should be part of the team to the Rio Olympics."

To those who were dropped, Siasia told them not to see themselves as not being part of the plans of the technical crew, but a clarion call to work even harder, as the team will be going to the United States of America for its final camping exercise where the best will be selected for the Olympics.

The delegation of 20 players and 10 officials will be led by NFF Executive Committee member and Chairman of the NFF Media and Publicity Committee, Hon. Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande.

The group is expected to depart Nigeria for Korea Republic on Monday, 30th May aboard an Ethiopian Airline flight, and arrive in Seoul on Tuesday.



Full Squad

Goalkeepers

Emmanuel Daniel, Yusuf Mohammed, Emmanson Daniel

Defenders

Sincere Seth, Ndifreke Effiong, Segun Oduduwa, Stanley Amuzie, Julius Emiloju, Erhun Obanor, Saturday Erimuya

Midfielders

Azubuike Okechukwu, Usman Mohammed, Stanley Dimgba, Sodiq Popoola, Saviour Godwin

Forwards

Taiwo Awoniyi, Ubong Ekpai, Abdulrahman Taiwo, Nathan Oduwa, Tiongoli Tonbara,
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Photos from the Hausa version of the Federal Government town hall meeting in Kano

The Hausa version of the Federal Government's town hall meeting held in Kano state today May 27th. Present at the meeting include Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, Minister of State for Solid Minerals Abubakar Bawa Bwari, Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu, Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Zainab S. Ahmed and Minister of State, Trade, Industry & Investment, Aisha Abubakar. More photos after the cut.








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PHOTOS: Peace Hyde Stuns At Women4Africa Awards UK

The 5th Annual Women4Africa Awards took place in the prestigious Kensington town hall in  London bringing together the biggest congregation of exceptional African Women from all over the continent in a night to celebrate and honour their amazing feats.



The awards which over the years has recognised women who have impacted their communities through their business and social enterprises this year selected Forbes Africa and Forbes Woman Africa correspondent, Peace Hyde to receive the special judges recognition award for her education consultancy and not for profit, Aim Higher Africa.

The beautiful media personality wore Nigerian designer Clan, part of the Deola Sagoe label to the awards show showing off the elegantly made suit. This marks her second award for Aim Higher Africa after winning the Young CEO Global Leader Award in 2015.

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Niger Delta Avengers Mock FG On Children’s Day

Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, Friday, scoffed at the Nigerian Government for allegedly failing to cater for children of Niger Delta, promising to provide the people opportunities that government failed to offer them.

Its spokesperson, Col Mudoch Agbinibo, in a statement wishing Niger Delta children a happy Children’s Day, said: “Childhood is an enchanting vista, an endless fun a joyful classroom an experience era of imagination and hope. The children of the Niger Delta region are missing by deliberate policies of every successive Nigeria Government.”



“If you plant honesty, you will reap trust, if you plant goodness, you will reap friendship, if you plant humility, you will reap greatness. Childhood means unlimited opportunities for children.

“This is what the Nigeria government has refused to give you, the children of the Niger Delta. But, what they have refused to give to you is what we (Niger Delta Avengers) are promising you,” the group asserted.
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PHOTO: Female Student Of Bayero University Commits Suicide


The sad news was shared by OAP, Bello Lukman of Unity FM Jos, on his Facebook page. He wrote:

“A female student in the Department of Library Science, Faculty of Education Bayero University Kano Sarah Imoleaya has ended her life by taking an insecticide. Sarah, an Indigene of Edo state dropped a suicide note saying,


“I will not apply for course suspension my academics is all I live for. If I can’t get it right, F… K existence.

The deceased had gone to the faculty office to see if anything could be done about her case, but she found out that it was too late to make amends.

Consequently, she left the office and descended to the stairs where she left her bag.

There, she wrote the suicide note and brought out a container containing Sniper insecticide. She left her mobile phone, charger, suicide note, her bag and the container under the staircase. She was rushed to the hospital where she died.”
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Mercy Aigbe Stuns In New Sexy Photos

She shared the photos on her IG page.
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