Tuesday, September 30, 2014
|U.S. Records First Case Of Ebola|
A patient in a Dallas hospital has been confirmed to have the Ebola virus, News 8 has learned.
In a statement issued Tuesday night, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas said the patient was admitted based on symptoms and "recent travel history."
A man, Stanley Jegede, said to be the caretaker of house 35, Adegboyega Street, Akesan, Igando, Lagos, has been arrested by the police for allowing his giant dogs tear the skull of the child of a tenant, Abraham Odia.
During the incident that happened at about 5.46 pm on Thursday, four year- old Omoniho Isaac Abraham narrowly escaped death, as the dogs pulled out his skull...See the photo after the cut....
|Pastor E.A. Adeboye|
While speaking at the 60th birthday celebration service for Bishop David Oyedepo of Winners chapel over the weekend,pastor E.A Adeboye said he doesn't want to live up to 100 years...
"When I marked 70 and people prayed that I would be up to 80, I said amen. When they said I would be up 90, I said well, amen. But when they said 100, I didn’t say amen. I didn't because I don’t know what offence I would have committed for God to keep me up to 100 in this sinful world when a crown of glory is awaiting me in heaven.
I wouldn’t mind to be 92 though, so that I will be alive to preach when Bishop Oyedepo is 80. But to live up to 100, I don’t know about that" he said
|Boko Haram members|
The Nation reports:
The Federal High Court in Lagos today Tuesday September 30th sentenced 3 Boko Haram members to 25 years imprisonment each,
However, journalists were not allowed to cover the judgment. Only lawyers in the prosecution and defence teams were allowed in court.
|Amaju Pinnick Elected As New NFF President|
At the end of the second round of voting, Delta FC chairman Amaju Pinnick has been elected as the new president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
In the first round, Pinnick took the lead with 25 votes, while Taiwo Ogunjobi from Osun polled 9 votes. Dominic Iorfa from Benue State was able to get 6 votes. while Shehu Diko from Kaduna had 4 votes. Amanze Uchegbulam, Imo and Mike Umeh Anambra had no vote.
Pinnick, Iorfa and Ogunjobi then went head-to-head in the second round, to determine the winner of the election via simple majority.
After the second round, Pinnick polled 32 votes, Iorfa got 8 votes, while Ogunjobi had 4 votes.
According to General Buhari:
“Today, we are in the 15th year of purposeless leadership by the PDP and all we have seen is unprecedented deterioration in the security and law and order situation, astronomical rise in the incidence and intensity of corruption, and in the failure of governance.
Do you think Gen. Buhari would win this time?
After seven years in prison, 26-year-old Iranian woman who killed a man she claims was trying to r*ape her will be hanged tomorrow morning.
According to Amnesty International:
Iranian authorities confirmed that Reyhaneh Jabbari will be hanged .
Jabbari’s mother said today in a Facebook post that prison authorities told her she would have to go to the facility to 'collect the body' tomorrow.
(YEAR IN REVIEW: JULY 2013 – JUNE 2014)
1. BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR
A non-voting category for the best single recording by an artiste or group in year under review.
IYAWO MI- TIMI DAKOLO
LET SOMEBODY LOVE YOU- 2FACE IDIBIA
ALWAYS ON MY MIND – NOSA
ORDINARY PEOPLE – COHBAMS ASUQUO
Photos : Ist wife of Ivorian Football Star,Tiote faints after he marries 2nd wife without her knowledge
Cheick Tiote, 28, who earns £45,000 a week playing for Newcastle United, reportedly wed Laeticia Doukrou in a traditional ceremony earlier this month, saying taking another wife was 'nothing unusual' given he is a Muslim.
But news of the second wedding came as a surprise to his first wife, Madah, 25, who is said to have only found out about it on Facebook. Madah, who lives with Tiote and their two children in a £1.5million house in Ponteland, Newcastle, reportedly fainted with shock when she saw the photographs of her husband marrying another woman.
|US rapper Jarule and Ashanti in Nigeria|
They will return to Lagos to perform at Bovi's show on Friday at Eko hotel and Suites.
See more photos after the cut...
|Asiwaju Bola Tinubu | credits: File copy|
Tinubu, who is a national leader of the All Progressives Congress said the many years of misrule by successive Peoples Democratic Party presidents had continued to sink the country further into crisis.
According to City People:
Fuji star, Saheed Osupa reportedly bought a large parcel of land which he gifted to each of his band members who have been with him throughout his sojourn in music.
The four acre of land which is located in Ota, Ogun state was shared among the members last month.
GDP was measured at $55.2 billion last year from $44.1 billion previously, Zachary Mwangi, acting director-general of the statistics agency, told reporters in the capital, Nairobi. That compares with the World Bank’s estimates of $48 billion for Ghana and $47 billion for Tunisia.
|The Ebola outbreak has basically been contained in Nigeria and Senegal, the WHO has said (picture-alliance/dpa/A Jallanzo)|
Chukwu made this known when he received the African Union Commissioner for Social Affairs, Mr Mustapha Kaloko, in Abuja.
He said the health personnel, comprising nine field epidemiologists and six laboratory scientists, would be selected from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
The president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, broke the silence about the controversial $9.3m smuggled into South Africa by two Nigerians and an Israeli, using his private jet, saying his hands are clean.
Oritsejafor broke his silence during the National Executive Council meeting of CAN at the National Christian Centre, Abuja.
“We are investigating the incident for the world to know what actually happened. When you look at the clip you will see that it was not just the aircraft hovering. At the point of the incident, there was explosion.It is possible they were either dropped or planted and the aircraft will have to come and detonate it.The persons in the building said that the noise they heard suggested that it was an explosion.Those involved in the act may not have been aware of the security cameras.
|Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi|
The man who designed the Nigeria flag, Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi was decorated as an Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic, OFR, by President Jonathan yesterday September 29th, 55 years after designing the flag.
He will also be placed on a lifetime salary that must be in line with what any Senior Special Advisers earns.
No other government before this government found Pa Akinkunmi worthy of a national award or a lifetime salary.
|President Jonathan's cook, Taxi driver and Traffic Warden honored at 2014 National Awards|
From left: Presidential steward, Onu Isaac Michael, Taxi driver, Imeh Usuah and traffic warden Cpl Solomon Dauda, conferred with the Member of the Order of the Niger, MON and MFR, yesterday.
Usuah was honored for returning N18million a passenger forgot in his taxi.
The three of them were also given houses in Abuja.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Ebola Epidemic: Where Are The Faith Healers In Africa? By Leo Igwe
Where are all the pastors and preachers who have built their religious and business empires marketing miracle cure claims to gullible, ignorant desperate folks in cities and villages across Africa over the years?
Have their miracle stocks suddenly gone dry? Or don’t they have any miracle package that is compatible with Ebola?
This was spotted on the streets of Johannesburg.
According to South African journalist, Robyn Kriel; a fellow international press member, who has been based in Lagos for several years, while giving him her thoughts on the SCOAN hostel building collapse, said:
“You don’t want to die in Nigeria. Hell, you don’t even want to get sick in Nigeria. You are just another number. You will be told ‘people die all the time in Nigeria, what makes you so special?’”
|Jason Derulo denies cheating on Jording Sparks|
In a statement to the media Jason Derulo explains...
"Though I think it is a private matter and intended to keep my break-up with Jordin personal, due to bogus and irresponsible lies being reported by insensitive media outlets it became necessary for me to comment. I spent three great years with Jordin and she is one of the most amazing people that I have ever met. But as in all relationships there are ups and downs and at this time we have decided to amicably part. Infidelity, cheating or deceit played no part in our relationship or our break-up, and I hope that people respect our privacy as we move forward with our lives."
Ten Nigerians in Saudi Arabia to perform the Islamic hajj rites have been confirmed dead, the Coordinator of the National Hajj Commission in Mecca, Aliyu Tanko, said on Monday.
Mr. Tanko said at least 50,000 Nigerian pilgrims have so far arrived Mecca with virtually all them having performed the Umrah rites.
|Pastor T.B Joshua|
The Lagos State Government has set up a coroner of inquest for the purpose of investigating the cause of Synagogue’s international guest house which collapsed on Friday, September 12, 2014 in the church premises.
In a statement credited to Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Ade Ipaye, the coroner of inquest, will be headed by Magistrate O. A. Komolafe, who has been charged with the duty of establishing the cause of the collapse. If found guilty, the Government might necessitate a criminal charge against the church.
|Buhari and Atiku|
The All Progressives Congress, APC was at the weekend headed for a serious crisis following strong reservations among its major presidential candidates over the procedure for adopting the 2015 presidential candidate for the party.
At the end of a National Executive Committee, NEC meeting of the party last weekend, the party was unable to forge a consensus on the issue with associates of the major aspirants reportedly holding on to their positions.
Kano State Governor, Alhaji Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso says he wants to become Nigeria’s President in 2015 to enable him use his requisite experience to address the fundamental socio-economic challenges facing Nigeria.
Kwankwaso, who spoke with journalists last night in Kano, pointed out that he had been studying the problems facing the country over the years and had come to the conclusion that he possesses the requisite experience and expertise to tackle the issues and give Nigerians and Nigeria a new lease of life.
|cuevas and sandy|
Police found the youngster in Ventura County, California, while investigating his dad Marco Cuevas over alleged cocaine deals and new something was wrong with him.
His father, Cuevas, 31 was later found with several ounces of cocaine on him, with another half-pound found in the car, while is mom Sandy, 29 looked on. $10,000 was also found on his father, which is believed to be suspected drug proceeds. The couple were both arrested on the spot.
The Saturday before his declaration of intent, through his media team, an interactive session with youths all over the country was organised and hyped on popular social media platforms; twitter and facebook. Indeed, it was a novel experience, a first in Nigeria’s political history as the participants were randomly picked, independent of any organisation or union. Atiku fielded questions from Mercy Abang, the anchor, and other twitter handles during the event which lasted for two hours, at the Eko Hotels and Suites, in Victoria Island, Lagos. MABEL DIMMA was there
|Atiku and Buhari|
For sitting governorship aspirants, they are to pay N10.5 million for nomination and expression of interest forms, while fresh aspirants are to pay N5.5 million for the same forms. For the National Assembly, the sitting senators would pay N5.3 million, while the fresh aspirants would pay N3.3 million. Also the members of the House of Representatives who might want to return will pay N3.2 million, while those aspiring freshly will pay N2.2 million.
|Former Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Olubunmi Okogie. Image courtesy: Linda Ikeji|
The relatively unknown group asked Mr. Okogie, a Cardinal, to “be mindful of his words and avoid being used by enemies of the Body of Christ”.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
The affected students are currently undergoing intensive surgery at the hospital where they were rushed to in the early hours of Saturday. One of the students was shot in the stomach and it was suspected that some pellets of the bullet were lodged in his abdomen for which doctors are battling to remove.
|Walter Earl Morrison|
Former airport worker, 20 year old Walter Earl Morrison (pictured) is accused of stealing a diamond ring worth about $150,000 and then swapping it for just $20 worth of weed.
According to prosecutors (the case is currently in court), Walter had been working for UPS at the Sky Harbor Airport in Arizona when he allegedly swiped a package and hid it under his shirt while loading cargo onto a plane.
|Internet to contribute $300billion to Nigeria’s GDP|
According to Nigeria’s Minister of Communication Technology, Dr Omobola Johnson,the Internet will contribute $300 billion to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Nigeria and those of other countries in the Sub-Sahara Africa, even as there are predictions that mobile Internet use in Africa will increase 20- fold in the next five years.
The Minister, who disclosed this on Friday while delivering an address at the DEMO Africa 2014 staged in Lagos, said the federal government has committed $9 million (N1.4 billion) as seed capital to fund software innovation development in the country to be managed by EchoVC.
Jason Derulo didn't just cheat on Jordin Spark, but also got his side chick pregnant.
"The relationship between pop stars Jason DeRulo and Jordin Sparks seemed to be so clean, so pure, and so beautiful. But MediaTakeOut.com is learning more and more about the shady ish that Jason was doing behind Jordin's back...cont
32-year-old Chinedu Nweke (pictured above) has been arrested for beheading 45-year-old Philomina Nwega in Ebonyi State.
According to Sunday Sun:
The horrible incident happened on September 6th in Umuzeoka village in Ezza North LGA of Ebonyi State. Recounting the bizarre tale, Nweke, a farmer, said men from the village had raped his wife severally, alleging that the repeated vicious act led to a miscarriage.
“I am a farmer. Villagers raped my wife severally. And it made my wife to have miscarriage anytime she was pregnant. I never complained about this problem to the police. It was on September 6, in the evening that I saw a woman coming from the farm. I waylaid her and I used my cutlass to kill her. I cut off her head which I dumped alongside her lifeless body into the Ogbor stream. I cut her head into pieces and threw them into the stream.
Photographer Nurcholis Anhari Lubis, 35, has documented the little boy’s condition as part of an essay project and describes the boy's skin condition as ‘scaly like a snake about to shed his skin’....continue
|Courageous: Major Mansouri, from Abu Dhabi, made a remarkable rise through the ranks of the UAE air force. She's pictured here in an F-16 Desert Eagle|
Mariam Al Mansouri's participation in F-16 bombing raids for the UAE was celebrated in the West, but an anonymous statement claiming to be from her family 'disowned' her for 'taking part in the brutal international aggression' against Syria.
|Pastor TB Joshua|
Saturday Vanguard said they had deployed reporters out to get the feelings of both past and present members of the church including some foreign worshipers on the issue. And according to the feedback, the miracles are all stage-managed.
SCOAN has released an official statement on their Facebook page.. Read the statement after the cut.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
|From left: President Goodluck Jonathan, APC Presidential aspirant and Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and Chief Mike Onolemenmen, Minister of Works on arrival of the President at the Benin Airport for a party rally, Saturday|
Benin – President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday in Benin said the country had reduced its poverty rate by 50 per cent.
Jonathan said this while speaking at the South South Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) political rally in Benin, tagged ‘Unity Mega Rally.’
He said that the PDP, as a party, believed in stomach infrastructure because the party must ensure that there was food security and job creation in the country.