Monday, 8 February 2016

"I'm Not An Emperor, I Don’t Touch LGA Money" – Oshiomhole Replies OBJ

The Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole has affirmed that no one is more deserving to be called an emperor than former President, Olusegun Obasanjo.
Reacting to a recent statement by the former President, saying governors live like emperors while hindering the local governments from performing their statutory functions, Oshiomhole said such claims do not apply to him or his administration.
The Comrade governor who spoke through the State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Prince Kassim Agbua said perhaps Obasanjo was referring to governors that ruled between 1999 and 2007 when he was in power.

According to the governor, Obasanjo exhibited traits of an emperor during his tenures as military head of state and civilian president, adding that on his part he has been able to manage the meager resources in the state in a transparent manner.

“The former president was a member of the PDP until a few weeks to the general elections when he tore his membership card. He may be referring to PDP governors whom he presided over. He may have information about PDP governors whom he presided over that he wanted to share.

“Our economic infrastructure is second to none in the history of this state. The PDP presided over this state for a period of ten years and they left a tale of woes, neglect and discredit infrastructure. Today we have converted that sorry state to a sweetened state by virtues of the economic infrastructure we have put in place.

“It will be a wrong estimation for anybody to put Oshiomhole in the rank of those who are called emperors. We don’t own a private jet in this state. Others have and they don’t have the means to sustaining it. We don’t live an exorbitant lifestyle. The governor’s office is the same except that we
renovated it to give it a facelift.

“Go round and ask local government chairmen. Oshiomhole does not touch local government money. The directive he gave was that they should pay primary school teachers as a first line charge because of his commitment to education.

“When there was an interregnum, he saved money for the local governments. Some got as much as N800m. They inherited it because Oshiomhole saved the money for elected chairmen,” Oshiomole said.
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PHOTO: EFCC Seals Off Lagos Hospital

And the clampdown by the anti-graft agency continues. Pictured is a building/hospital which has been sealed off by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The building located at Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja, Lagos was recently sealed by the agency.

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Photos From Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss Wedding

2014 Miss South Africa and 2014 Miss World Rolene Strauss, 23, married her longtime partner D’Niel Strauss on Saturday February 6th at a lavish ceremony at the picturesque Laurent wedding venue in the winelands town of Somerset West. South Africa.

The South African beauty announced in July 2015 while she was Miss World that her longtime partner had popped the question. She handed over to the new queen, Miss Spain this past Dec. 2015. See more photos from her wedding after the cut...

Her wedding dress was made by her  good friend and designer Casper Bosman and Photography was by: Vividblue

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Etisalat sues MTN over Visafone acquisition

Telecommunication company, Etisalat Nigeria has sued MTN Nigeria and Visafone Ltd, challenging MTN’s use of the 800megahertz (MHZ) spectrum following the acquisition of Visafone. MTN closed the deal acquiring Visafone in January this year.

A statement released by Etisalat says the suit was filed in order to prevent the use of the spectrum by MTN at this time, as it will entrench the dominance of MTN in the retail data services market.

The statement released by Etisalat's Head of Media, Chineze Amanfo reads in part;

"You will recall that MTN Nigeria was declared dominant by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in 2013 and remains dominant in the wholesale leased line and retail voice markets. The use of the 800MHz spectrum to deploy broadband services ahead of its competitors, particularly those who prior to MTNs purchase of Visafone, held similar spectrum bands as MTN, will further entrench MTN’s dominance in the Nigerian telecommunications sector”.
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Doyin Okupe writes on Ken Nnamani's exit from PDP

The former Senate president announced his exit on Feb. 6th but didn't declare for any other party!
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PHOTO: Horrific injury Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma suffered last night

21-year old Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma last night landed awkwardly and broke his right leg in the match against Manchester United which ended 1-1. The defender was immediately stretchered off the pitch but injuries like this takes not less than 6 months to heal. Wish him a quick recovery. See more photos after the cut...

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We’ll locate Chibok girls, others – Chief of Air Staff says

Few days after former President Obasanjo said that the missing Chibok girls will not be found again, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar, has expressed optimism that they will be rescued alongside other Nigerians kidnapped by Boko Haram. The Chief of Air Staff said this when he inspected various on-going projects of the Nigerian Air Force at its Tactical Air Command (TAC) in Makurdi, Benue State over the weekend.

“What I can tell you is that we are doing everything humanly possible to deal with all the challenges that there are in the current insurgency going on, that of course involves our trying to locate not only the Chibok girls but every Nigerian that is kidnapped. We are working day and night through intelligence gathering and surveillance. We are expending a lot of flying hours to make sure we are able to locate Chibok girls and every Nigerian that is kidnapped,” he said Obasanjo at a function in Ile-Ife on Friday February 5th, said searching for the missing girls would be in vain "Searching for the Cbibok girls would be in vain because nobody can bring back the girls for they are nowhere to be found. Nigerian leaders should stop deceiving the populace as Chibok girls cannot return again. The disappearance of the Chibok girls is as a result of non-challant attitude of the previous leaders who did not switch to action immediately, which constituted impediment to their return."he said
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PHOTOS: Man who was beaten by Military cadet in Abuja, speaks on Channels TV

Amari Sunday, the young man that was tortured by a group of army cadets in Abuja in 2014, was a guest on Channels TV this morning, where he narrated what happened. Amari was a staff of Abuja Park "N" Pay. He was working under SureP and was designed to the Jabi Lake where the incident happened. He said his initial offence was his inability to get to an army officer who called him from a distance within 5 seconds. He claimed that it was while they were beating him that the lady asked him if he was beautiful...and when he answered in the affirmative, another round of beating started. He said he sustained various degrees of injuries from the assault. The cadets that did this are yet to be punished...

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Photos Of Those That Died Yesterday Along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

17-30 people were killed in an automobile crash on Lagos-IbadanExpressway, the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, said on Sunday.

Yusuf Salami, the Oyo State Sector Commander of the commission, told the News Agency of Nigeria that 79 persons were injured in the crash.

Mr. Salami said that the accident, which involved an articulated vehicle and a Peugeot J5 bus, occurred at Sepo area of the highway.

Mr. Salami said the accident occurred due to impatience, over speeding and struggle for the right of way by both vehicles, which were travelling from Ibadan to Lagos.
“A Peugeot J5 with number plate XS 626 LSV and a DAF articulated vehicle with number plate AA 902 MML, crashed as both drivers were struggling for the right of the way.
“They were both going to Lagos when the accident happened at about 9.30 a.m. (on Sunday),’’ he said.
“There were 96 people involved with 17 confirmed dead; it is obvious that both drivers were over speeding and suddenly lost control of the vehicles.

“The Peugeot bus was loaded with passengers and goods but the casualty figure rose because the other vehicle was travelling to Lagos with huge number of illegal passengers,’’ he said.
Mr. Salami said that the corpses had been deposited at the Adeoyo State Hospital morgue in Ibadan, while the injured were taken to the University College Hospital, Ibadan Central Hospital and Kejide Hospital.

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PHOTO: Nigerian Worker Loses Finger In Chinese Company

A Chinese worker, identified as Njaga Chang, has cut off one of the right fingers of his Nigerian colleague at the Xin Xin Quarry in Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River State.

The 23-year-old Nigerian victim, Nsikak Tommy, was said to have incurred the wrath of the Chinese for failing to quickly turn on the generator at the quarry site.

Chang was said to have initially attacked Tommy with a water hose but later resorted to the use of
machete when the victim took to his heels.

Narrating the incident to Southern City News on Sunday, an eyewitness, Ene Bassey, said the
Chinese was quickly taken away to an unknown destination in Calabar after the incident happened.

“The incident happened at about 4.30 pm on Saturday. The Chinese man was angered by the Nigerian’s slow response when he was told to turn on a generator at the quarry. Chang had initially started with insults on the Nigerian, but later attacked Nsikak Tommy with a water hose.
But as Tommy tried to escape from the assault, Chang chased him with a machete. He first deflated the tyres of Tommy’s motorcycle to prevent him from fleeing and tried to cut his head. Instinctively, Tommy raised his hand to block the cut aimed at his head. In the process, the machete cut off one of his fingers. He was left in a pool of blood as he cried for help.
After the incident, owners of the Xin Xin Quarry, who also own two other quarries in Akamkpa known as Expanded and Fughou Quarries, rather than attend to the injured man, ferried the Chinese man to Calabar and had him hidden.
It was Tommy’s fellow Nigerian workers at the quarry that managed to take him for treatment at the Bakor Medical Centre in Calabar,”
Bassey said.

Southern City News learnt that the police in Akamkpa arrested and later released Chang on bail.

Confirming the arrest, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. John Eluu, said he got confirmation from the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the Akamkpa division that Chang was arrested but released on bail after they had agreed to settle the matter.

Eluu said, “Yes, I got confirmation from the DPO that the Chinese national was arrested and taken to Akamkpa, but was later released on bail. They agreed to settle the matter amicably amongst themselves..
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Oliseh Flees Nigeria, Accuses Staff Of Witchcraft

 As the zero hour approaches for the must win double header AFCON qualifier against the Pharaohs of Egypt on March 23, Sports Vanguard can reveal the real reasons why coach Sunday Oliseh may continue to tinker the Eagles from his base in Belgium. After contracting a virus in one of his official assignments, camp sources informed that the former Juventus player has alleged occultic manipulations by his enemies on his life and has vowed to flee far from the country to where they could not fly to attack him.

“He is always scared in camp and suspicious of even members of his back room staff”, a close source to the team informed. The source said that the outspoken coach allegedly confronted his staff and warned them that there were many witches and wizards who were trying to undermine the success of the Eagles. “He warned those fond of putting their hands in their pockets before shaking him to desist or keep their handshakes as he feared they touch objects concealed in their pockets before offering to shake him”, the source said. Also, the coach alleged that many of the people surrounding him do not believe in the success of the team as he claimed that they don’t rejoice when the Eagles score goals. Beyond the trivial accusations of witches and wizards, Sports Vanguard also gathered that the coach had written to the federation to pay his outstanding N10 million accommodation fee as agreed in his contract(N5 million for 2015 and another N5 million for 2016) if they want him to reside in Nigeria as he said he would not stay in the hotels when the Super Eagles are not in camp.
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Photos From The Riot In Afe Babalola University, Ekiti

Suspected students with their faces covered with bandanas rioted yesterday and destroyed properties at Afe Babalola University in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.

Unconfirmed report says one student has been killed.

They were also reported to have broken ATM Machines and shared the money kept in there.

A female hostel was reportedly attacked.

Find tweets and pictures below

Details later

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PHOTOS: NEMA Welcomes New Born In Fufore IDP Camp

The National Emergency Management Agency (#NEMA) yet again welcomed in another new born baby yesterday in Fufore #IDP Camp Yola, Adamawa State. More photos after the cut...

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PHOTO: Alicia Keys and Son at the Super Bowl

Singer Alicia Keys and her 5 year old son Egypt Daoud Dean at the Super bowl.
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10 killed and hundreds homeless as Fulani herdsmen attack Benue villages

About 10 people were feared dead yesterday, in fresh attacks between Fulani herdsmen and farmers at Tom-Anyiin and Tom-Ataan communities, Mbaya, Tombu in Buruku Local Government Area of Benue State. The Council Chairman, Godwin Iorsue, the Divisional Police Officer at Buruku, the Area Commander and some security operatives in the area, on assessment tour of the communities, were ambushed and attacked by the herdsmen who had seized the area after they chased off the indigenes.
The renewed crisis has created a huge refugee situation in the area with over 300 people displaced from the affected communities and scores injured in the bloody attack.

A source from one of the affected communities said that the Fulani invaders stormed the communities late Saturday night, shooting sporadically and burning down houses, huts, food barn, farmland and economic trees.
The source said:

“As I speak with you, fighting is still raging in the affected communities. Although I cannot give you a precise figure of the dead, about 10 have been killed, many are missing and many others sustained injures.”
The Council Chairman, Mr. Godwin Iorsue said they were ambushed and attacked by the herdsmen as they went to assess the extent of damage that had been done by the Herdsmen.
He said: “It was only God that saved us. They were over 30 and well armed while we had only four armed police officers with us. Our cars were perforated with bullets.”
The Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent Moses Yamu said:
“The people ran away from their communities in fear of a possible attack by Fulani herdsmen, but there were neither killing nor destruction of property in the area. “I can confirm that the DPO, the Area Commander, the Caretaker Council Chairman and selected stakeholders were attacked by suspected herdsmen when they visited to assess the situation in the area.”

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Official Portrait Of Minister Of Solid Minerals, Kayode Fayemi

The official portrait of Dr Kayode Fayemi, Minister of Solid Minerals Development
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Funny Photo Of The Day

TY Bello, your attention is needed again please. Lol

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Di’ja Stuns In New Photo

Mavin artist Di’Ja has some lovely new photos that have been shared on Instagram by photographer Aham Ibeleme and Di’Ja herself. In the photos she is described as a golden goddess and dressed in a gorgeous gold dress, gold arm cuffs and a gold statement accessory on her face. We love it!

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"Amaechi Spent $150m On APC Campaign" – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has accused his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi, of allegedly spending the sum of one hundred and fifty million dollars $150m to finance the 2015 elections of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Governor Wike made the allegation while speaking at a thanksgiving service held at Saint Peter’s Anglican Church, Rumueprikom, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state.

He said the former governor allegedly spent the huge sum between December 1 and 18, 2014 to sponsor the national election campaigns of APC.

Wike vowed to recover monies belonging to the state, just he called for a comprehensive fight against corruption and canvassed support for the prosecution of all those behind the alleged looting of funds.

The governor further said a plot had been hatched to arrest and detain him before the national and state assemblies rerun elections which had been postponed to March 19, 2016.

Wike restated his earlier declaration that he would not allow the rigging of the rerun elections in the state, warning that any INEC staff who attempts to rig would be treated as an armed robber.

Wike said: “Nothing is impossible with God. We won the election clearly as confirmed by the Supreme Court. If there was a rerun, I wouldn’t have contested because there would have been bloodbath. I resolved not to be part of anything that would bring bloodbath,” he said.

“I am the executive governor of Rivers State and a strong one for that matter. We will support INEC to conduct credible elections. However, any official who plans to rig will get the treatment reserved for armed robbers”, he said.

In his sermon, Archbishop of the Niger Delta Province, Ignatius Kattey, said the victory of Governor Wike at the Supreme Court had brought peace to the state and called on the governor to be the father of all the people of the state.

See photos from the event below.

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