Saturday, November 30, 2013

Peter Okoye responds to reports that his family didnt support his marriage to Lola

When asked about rumours his family didn't support his marriage to Lola Omotayo, Peter Okoye told Encomuim

That is very far from being the truth. I saw some of those reports and was full of laughter. Everybody is just laughing because the reports are like comedy to us. Honestly,there is no iota of truth in the rumour. But it’s one of the prices you pay as a celebrity, so I remain focused.Honestly, she is a wonderful woman. She has virtually all the qualities that every man would want in his ideal woman. She’s caring, loving, God-fearing, hard working – just name it, that’s my wife for you.

No man will not want to spend the rest of his life with a woman that possesses the qualities I mentioned.The truth is that we have always known that the wedding will come up. We just didn’t want to rush things unnecessarily. We waited for the right time.

American rapper Wale explains why he's never been to Nigeria until now

In a radio chat with Toolz on Beatfm yesterday, Wale said the reason he's never been to Nigeria until now was because his parents, who are both from Ondo state, were so poor they couldn't afford a bring him home.

"I grew up poor. We lived in DC, in the projects. Getting a ticket to Nigeria on $20, 000 income yearly, to my family that wasn't really... you I was a 15 year old with a decent job, I'm not going to save up to go to Nigeria. That wasn't what I was thinking when I was that age. And then I was in college and the money tight right then. And then I get this record deal when I dropped out of school, you're running around so much you don't even have time to see your own parents"

NBA player Olumide Oyedeji rants on Twitter about being turned down by Nigerian High Commission in UK

Olumide Oyedeji is a former NBA player and current team captain of the Nigerian Basketball team.

He's hosting a charity Basketball clinic for children in London this weekend at the Damilola Taylor Centre in Pecham and from his rants on Twitter, the Nigerian High Commission in the UK were not interested in partnering with him on his charity project.

New Music : Wande Coal ft Burna Boy - Amorawa

Fresh from the stable of Black Diamond Ent comes Amorawa, a song by Wande coal ft Burna boy. Its a blend of super harmony/vocals and sound with top notch Ragga feel.

listen below:

Governor Adams Oshiomhole apologizes over comments to a poor widow

Gov. Adams Oshiomhole of Edo today Friday November 29th apologized for the comments he made to a widow in Benin during an inspection tour on Mission Road, in the state capital, a fortnight ago.

Oshiomhole said that he now regretted the comments which had become the subject of discourse in the social media. The Governor said that he made the comments in anger.

The governor’s apology was made when the leadership of the Federation of Muslim Women’s Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN), paid him a courtesy visit in Benin.

He noted that though the challenge of modern times had bestowed on the shoulders of some women and single mothers the status of bread winners of their homes, such should not be used as an accuse to flout the laws.

The Governor urged the Muslim women leaders to use their offices to propagate the essence of healthy living among children and women in the nation and the need to maintain proper sanitary conditions in their neighbourhoods.

Oshiomhole lamented that the challenge of widowhood had also exposed children to different temptations, adding that there was the need for society to be careful, to avoid unwittingly creating more problems for the nation.

He noted that money was not the best thing that guaranteed ones happiness, “but honesty and selfless service.

The Governor added that if Muslims and Christians were adequately committed to their religious doctrines, the world would be a better place.

He urged the women to propagate the message of Islam through the nooks and crannies of the nation, and to also inculcate the values of honesty in their followers.

Oshiomhole, however, assured the association of government’s support in ensuring that its present leadership made remarkable progress and also consolidated on the successes of their predecessors.

Earlier, the FOMWAN National President, Hajia Amina Omoti, urged the state government to look into the issue of the teaching of Islamic Religious Studies in public schools in the state.

Omoti also solicited for government’s moral and financial support for the effective running of the association.

Source : News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)

Stella Oduah’s armoured cars will buy 51 police patrol vehicles' - Governor Fashola

During the 7th annual Town Hall Meeting on Security held in Lagos, Governor Fashola said the two BMW cars bought for Stella Oduah will purchase 51 patrol vehicles for the Nigerian Police.
"It is sad to know that the Federal Government that allocate three patrol vehicles for one state police command of 370, 000 police men, is unable to resolve how N255 million was used to purchase 2 saloon vehicles for one officer. It is a very grave irony. The cost of average vehicle needed to patrol the state is just N5 million. And with such fund, we will have put at least 51 patrol vehicles on the road, patrolling the streets of Lagos.”

"In spite of all this, they resist the idea of a state police. The money from the fund was in the last one year used to provide vehicles for the Nigerian Prison Service, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, National Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC and indeed the airport wing of the Nigerian police, is funded from this money. And it is the same aviation ministry that manage the airport that we had this very odious car scandal of N255 million.”

Source : PM News

Dr Fashakin arrested by the SSS for criticizing President Goodluck Jonathan?

Dr Fashakin arrested by the SSS for criticizing President Goodluck Jonathan?

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Nigeria sentences Lebanese man to life imprisonment for terrorism

A Federal High Court in Abuja today sentenced Talal Ahmad Roda (pictured above), one of the three Lebanese men arrested in May 2013 in connection with illegal possessions of weapon, to life imprisonment. Mr Roda was arrested after a large cache of arms was found in a bunker during a raid on his residence. He was found guilty of all 5 counts of illegal possession of weapons and conspiracy.

Two other men, Mustapha Fawaz, the owner Amigo Supermarket in Abuja and Abdallah Tahini, who were also charged with possession of illegal weapons, were set free by the court.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Watch Video: Tiwa Savage & Teebillz's Traditional Wedding

Nigerian top female singer Tiwa wedded her fiancé Teebillz last weekend at the Arc Event Centre, Lekki, Lagos.

Watch the video below:

Ghanian footballer Odartey Lamptey discovers 3 kids with wife are not his

Former Ghanaian international footballer Nii Odartey Lamptey has revealed that he recently found out that all three children he had with his wife of almost 20 years are not his biological children. He made the shocking revelation in a radio interviewed when asked why he was divorcing his wife.

“...I thought they were my children but upon a DNA test, I got to know that they are not my biological children. The issue is in court so I’m pleading, because it is a legal issue I don’t want to go through so many things, but I am 100% sure that the children are not mine after 20-years of marriage. We had five children but two passed away so we were left with only 3 and they are not mine" The former Aston

Villa player told reporters
Meanwhile, his estranged wife Gloria Lamptey (pictured above) is claiming that it was Lamptey who suggested they use artificial insemination after realizing he was infertile. A claim Lamptey denies. A close friend of the former Anderlecht footballer said he'd on several occasions caught his wife cheating on him but stayed with her because of his love for her and the businesses they own together.

The estranged couple are now in court

How N*ked Photos To Lover Crashed Nollywood's Uche Iwuji’s Marriage

It is no longer news that the barely one year old marriage of controversial Nollywood actress, Uche Iwuji has reportedly crashed. What many, especially her teeming fans are oblivious of is the huge role some unclad pictures of the pretty thespian allegedly play in the collapse of the once happy union between Iwuji and her international businessman lover, Mr. Juwon Lawal.

In fact, unconfirmed information reaching SHOWBIZPLUS has it that shocked and disappointed Lawal has abandoned his matrimonial home and fled abroad to calm his frayed nerves and possibly get over the betrayal. Another unconfirmed report claimed that Iwuji’s amorous affair with the Managing Director of one of the foremost family banks in Nigeria was responsible for the many crises in their troubled marriage.

Lawal EE learnt reportedly heard that his wife was having a secret affair with the top banker and as well discovered some BBM/SMS messages exchanged between her and her lover boy senior banker whose financial house just clocked 30 and still celebrating. Some of the BBM chats included n*ked pictures of the actress, which she allegedly sent to her randy and married lover boy spoilt brat.

It was further alleged that after the heartbreaking findings devastated Lawal abandoned his ‘darling’ wife and their new born baby for the States. A close source who doesn’t want her name mentioned, confirmed the marriage crash, claiming Iwuji had always been unlucky with love. “Not just that, Uche is also back to hustling; looking for movie roles and all that…See, Uche na good girl, but love has been bad and unfair to her.

Remember there was a guy she first co-habited with in Spain and at the end of the day nothing came out of it. And before that, she also dated footballer Joseph Yobo who later dumped her for ex-beauty queen, Adaeze Igwe. Then, Juwon, whom she met in London. The truth is that I really feel for her.

However, in a recent chat with Yes International Magazine, the pretty actress debunked the rumour of her marriage crash, insisting that her young family was still intact and waxing stronger.

Source : HERE

Photo : Eku Edewor Spotted with Rapper Wale

Photo : Eku Edewor Spotted with Rapper Wale

Reno Omokri says President Goodluck Jonathan didn't fly Asari Dokubo in private jet

Sahara Reporters reports that President Jonathan deployed a private jet to ferry Mr. Dokubo to Abuja a few hours after his release.

Reno Omokri says President Jonathan didn't fly Asari Dokubo in private jet..

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Nigerian Identity Card To Become ATM, Travel Card

Abuja -  The new national identity card can be used as Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card anywhere there is MasterCard logo in the world, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has said.

NIMC’s Director of Technical Services, Mr Emmanuel Ogungbe, told Journalists  on Thursday in Abuja that the commission had already signed an agreement with MasterCard.

“As opposed to just being an ID card, the card is also a cash card. What that means is you can also use it the way you currently use your ATM card.

“So if you put money on the card, you can withdraw this money anywhere in the world.

“Two, it’s also a travel card. What that means is that very soon, especially within the West African sub-region, you can travel passport-free as long as you have this card with you.

“So this card has multi-purpose use and that is why we are calling it a general-multi-purpose card, it’s not just an ID card.”

According to him, all that a holder of the card needs to do is to present it at the point of entry of any country where it will be swiped.

He said the information about the person, similar to the ones on passport, would come out and the country would allow entry.

Ogungbe said that the new card was error-proof and would enhance the security of the country.

“We have a system called automated biometrics identification system in our data centre that checks information of newly registered people coming into the database against what we already have in the database.

“If there is a hit, that means that person was registered before and of course this means we will deny new registration.

“So, there is no way of beating that system for now; I’m very confident of that. That will ensure that you can only register once.

“What the bad elements do is to hide in a way that you won’t be able to capture them. But we are saying with this (ID) we know who they are and we will be able to very easily locate them,’’ he said.

According to him, if there is a crime and the police are able to lift finger prints from the crime scene and send to NIMC, the commission will be able to give the full details of the criminals.

He also said that the card would reduce incidences of bank frauds as fraudsters would be easily detected and apprehended.

“Talk about even fraud in the banks, where someone will obtain a loan in a particular bank, move on to the next bank without servicing the previous loan to obtain another loan; that will become a thing of the past.

“Because once the bank takes your national identification number, it can see all your various transactions, all various businesses that you have with all the other banks.”

He said that government had asked the commission to “register every single Nigerian and legal residents” but warned the aliens against any attempt to use the card to commit crimes.

“If you are an alien and you think you can continue doing that and go scot-free, then the person’s time is numbered because very soon, we will get to him or her,” he said. (NAN)

Nigerian Killed By A Lorry After Storming Out Of Car During Row With Wife In UK

A husband died when he stormed out of his car on the M25 and was hit by a lorry after a blazing row with his wife.

Florence Olokun-Ola had pulled over on what she and her husband Nahinmu Nicholas both thought was the hard shoulder, not realising it was a live lane because of roadworks.

Moments later the 53-year-old man was knocked down and killed by a bread lorry, as he tried to thumb a lift for the onward journey to Heathrow airport, on the side of the motorway.

The couple had been in the middle of a heated argument about Mr Nicholas taking the family credit card abroad with him when he stormed out of the car clutching his suitcases.

Details of the couple's row as they headed for the airport in their Ford Focus car were revealed at an inquest into Mr Nicholas’ death.
A coroner heard that in the midst of their row Mr Nicholas and his wife had missed signs warning motorists that owing to roadworks the hard shoulder was being used as a live lane.

An approaching Warburtons lorry driver was unable to avoid the 'hitch-hiker' as he suddenly caught sight of him in the murky early morning.

The lorry also struck the couple’s car during the freak accident just six minutes after they had stopped on the clockwise carriageway of the M25 at junction 6 for Godstone, Surrey.

The inquest in Woking, Surrey, heard that Mr Nicholas was being driven to Heathrow Airport by his wife at 4.30am on April 10, when the row started in their car.

Mrs Olokun-Ola said that her husband was going to Nigeria alone for 12 days and that the fight started because she wanted their bank card while he was away.

'The argument became very aggressive and his voice changed,' she said.

Mrs Olokun-Ola, who earlier told how things were tense at home due to financial problems, explained she no longer felt comfortable driving and pulled over to what she thought was the hardshoulder.

'He took off his seat belt,' she said. 'As soon as the car stopped he took the keys and opened the boot and took out his luggage. He put it by the crash barrier.'

In a bid to get her husband back in the car Mrs Olokun-Ola drove forward a bit, but he started to walk back down the carriageway trying to thumb a lift.

Then 13 tonne truck being driven by Martin Hook hit the rear of the Ford Focus.

'I got out the car and at first I was angry because he didn’t come running over to see if I was okay,' she said. 'I initially couldn’t see him anywhere.'

The court heard that she then discovered her husband’s body and raced back to her car to dial 999.

Mr Hook said that he was travelling through the roadworks at 50mph on the dry spring morning.

'The next thing I knew was there was a dark shadow in front of me,' he said. 'I turned straight away to the centre of the carriageway.'

Mr Hook said he never saw anybody outside of the car. A post mortem examination concluded that Mr Nicholas died as a result of severe head injuries.

Police accident reconstruction expert PC Dominic Gibson said that the stretch of the M25 where the accident happened was unlit.

He said that there were signs warning motorists that the hard shoulder was now a live lane.

Assistant Surrey Coroner Michael Burgess recorded a verdict that Mr Nicholas died as a result of a road traffic collision.

Read more : HERE

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Watch video : "Go And Die" - Governor Oshiomhole Tells A Widow

This video shows Governor Adams Oshiomhole ostensibly leading officials of the state to sanitize the city of Benin, the Edo State capital. In the course of his tour of duty, he came across a widow roadside hawker.

The poor widow knelt before the imperial governor, a former labour leader, begging for her little means of livelihood to be saved. She pleaded that she's widow. But her pleas fell on the governor's deaf ear. In what could be regarded as the most unkindest cut of all, the governor said the widowed woman should "go and die"!

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Beyonce banned from visiting the" Egyptian pyramids" for her rude & stupid behaviour

Zahi Hawass, Egypt's former head of antiquities, claims he banned Beyonce from visiting the Pyramids after her ‘stupid and rude’ behaviourin 2009.

Now, in a new interview with The Independent,66yr old  Hawass said ...
"Most people I take on tours are very nice and we become friends. But this lady...She said she would come at 3pm but she came late. I said "You have to say I'm sorry I'm late". But she didn't open her mouth.I brought a photographer and she also had a photographer and a guard. When my photographer started to shoot, he said "No, Stop! I am the one who says yes or no, not you!"I said: "In that case since you almost hit my photographer and you are not polite - out! I am not giving you the privilege of having you on my tour!" I said Beyoncé was stupid and I left."

However, Beyonce's rep told E! News the story was a 'lie'...saying..

'This never happened.The last time she was in Egypt was on tour in 2009. Nothing like this happened. Lies and more lies.'

Hawass is a controversial figure who has been criticised for his love of the spotlight.During the interview, he boasted about his fame.

'People attack me because I am famous. When I took President Obama to Giza, the camel driver recognised me and he asked "But who is the friend of Hawass?" When I gave a lecture at your Dome of the Millennium 1,700 came to hear me. Bill Clinton got 700.'

Photos : Kano State Sharia Police destroy 240,000 bottles of beer

According to AFP

The Sharia law enforcers called Hisbah, launched sweeping crackdowns in Kano since September, following a state government directive to cleanse the commercial state of “immoral” practices.They destroyed 240,000 bottles of beer they had confiscated from trucks coming into the city.

So, on Wednesday, a large bulldozer smashed the confiscated 240,000 beer bottles to shouts of  “Allahu Ahkbar” (God is great) from supporters outside the Hisbah headquarters in Kano.Kegs containing more than 8,000 litres of a local alcoholic brew called burukutu and 320,000 cigarettes were also destroyed.

Kano’s Hisbah chief, Aminu Daurawa, at the bottle-breaking ceremony,We hope this measure will help restore the tarnished image of Kano“We hereby send warning to unrepentant offenders that Hisbah personnel will soon embark on an operation into every nook and cranny of the state to put an end to the sale and consumption of alcohol and all other intoxicants,”

Photos : APC protest against electoral fraud in Anambra state

Here are some photos from the All Progressives Congress (APC) congress march taking place at INEC HQ, Abuja.

The APC says the protest to INEC headquarters is to register its disapproval of the Commission’s string of failures in conducting recent elections, including the ‘inconclusive’ Anambra Governorship poll. They are demanding the cancellation of Anambra gubernatorial poll.

The protesters were stopped by a detachment heavily armed policemen who prevented them from reaching the INEC offices. Protesters include former Lagos governor, Bola Tinubu, former military head of state, Muhammadu Buhari, and Chief Bisi Akande.

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