Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Many Dead, Dozens Injured In Lagos Fireworks Explosion


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An explosion in a warehouse has sparked a major fire in Lagos, Nigeria's largest city and commercial capital.
The country's emergency services said a fireworks store in the busy market area of Lagos Island exploded, and the blaze quickly spread to other buildings.
The blast reportedly shook windows of homes miles away and a thick cloud of smoke could be seen over the island.
People were seen with shrapnel wounds some distance from the fire and it is quite likely anyone closer would have been worse affected.
12 persons, it was said, were feared dead and a dozen others injured.
As at press time, officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), fire service, police, Nigerian Security Civil and Defence Corps (NSCDC) and others had visited the scene for rescue operations

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

UPDATE: FG Cancels Controversial Immigration Recruitment

The Federal Government yesterday cancelled the controversial recruitment being done by the Nigerian Immigration Service following reports of slanted distribution of job slots as well as failure to advertise the vacancies.

Daily Trust reported in its edition of yesterday that the Immigration service has been conducting a secret recruitment exercise that allegedly favoured the Southeast, just three months to the exit of Controller General Mrs. Rose Chinyere Uzoma.

In a statement in Abuja yesterday, the Interior Ministry ordered that the exercise be canceled “until a more transparent, acceptable” procedure is adopted.

“Minister of Interior Comrade Abba Moro has directed the cancellation of the ongoing recruitment exercise in the Nigeria Immigration Service,” a statement by the minister’s spokesman Ubong George Udoh said.

“(The) Minister stated that following apparent controversy trailing the ongoing recruitment exercise in Nigeria Immigration Service, the responsible thing to do is to cancel the exercise until a more transparent, acceptable and effaceable platform is established to enlist qualified Nigerians into the service.

“Comrade Moro directed further that all appointment letters issued and documentations carried out stand cancelled, until the Civil Defence, Immigration and Prisons Service Board, meet to consider the waivers granted Nigeria Immigration service to recruit men and women into the service.

“Finally the Honorable Minister has also directed that forthwith all recruitment into the services of the Federal Fire Service, Nigerian Prisons Service, Nigeria Immigration Service and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps are suspended until a more transparent exercise based on already established guidelines before such requirements will be conducted.”

Yesterday’s cancellation of the recruitment came on the heels of a probe opened by the House of Representatives Committee on Federal Character which had also asked the Immigration service to suspend the exercise.

Daily Trust reported yesterday that Uzoma appeared before the House committee last week to defend accusations of failure to publicly advertise vacancies and giving undue favouritism to the Southeast.

She told the lawmakers that the service did not advertise the jobs so as not to unknowingly employ terrorists, but the lawmakers reminded her that even the Military and Police are advertising their vacancies in spite of the prevailing insurgency.

She also said she had already obtained approval from the Head of Service of the Federation to employ 4,560 people.

The House committee found out that out of the over 25,000 existing Immigration staff, Uzoma’s husband’s state of origin Imo has the highest number with 1,190; Kano has 350; Lagos has 400; while Sokoto has the least with 200.

In the now cancelled recruitment exercise, Uzoma had offered hundreds of job slots to top government functionaries, including the Presidency which is offered 250 slots, Jonathan’s mother 40 slots, First Lady 100 slots, Interior Minister Abba Moro 100 slots, two commissioners of the Immigration board 30 slots each, and the Federal Character Commission 250 slots.

A source said the Federal Character Commission was given those job slots for giving the Immigration service waiver on the advertisement of the vacancies, but the commission’s spokesman Usman Jimada denied any wrongdoing.

Spokesman for the Immigration service Mr. Olumbar Joachim said on Sunday he was not aware of the Presidency getting offers to fill certain vacancies but added that there was nothing wrong with the Presidency or other officials making recommendations to the service.

Kidnappers Threatened Nkiru Sylvanus Family That They Would Impregnate Her

Nkiru Sylvanus kidnap
Fresh facts are emerging with regards to thekidnap of Nkiru Sylvanus:
“Initially, the family paid N7million to the kidnappers and the police who laid ambush swooped on them at the point of collection and recovered the money that was locked in the trunk of their car as they escaped…
“After we returned the money to the family, they went behind us and paid N8milliom to the kidnappers. Surprisingly I saw Nkiru in my office after she was released, and I was told they paid N8million to secure her release”.
Those were the words of the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Baba Adisa Bolanta, while frowning at the decision of the actress’ family to pay ransom to her kidnappers against police warnings.
However, from what credible sources said, the Police boss didn’t really understand Nkiru’s predicament in the hands of her abductors. They said her family was forced to defy the police and pay ransom to the kidnappers “when the issue of defilement came in”.
The kidnappers allegedly “tampered” with Nkiru and even threatened her family that they would impregnate her if the ransom was not paid “immediately”. At this stage, the sources said, the actress family was no longer sure the Police could rescue her unhurt, hence they paid N8million.
At the moment only a few persons know about the rape angle of the kidnap saga. More details coming..

Monday, December 24, 2012

Recruitment scandal hits Immigration

A controversial recruitment exercise which allegedly favoured a section of the country is going on at the Nigerian Immigration Service with jobs slots being secretly allocated to top government officials, sources told Daily Trust.

This is happening just three months to the exit of Controller General of the service Mrs. Rose Chinyere Uzoma, who is accused of favouring her kinsmen from the Southeast in the distribution of the vacancies.
A source in the House of Representatives said already the committee on Federal Character has opened investigations and asked the Immigration service to suspend the exercise.
The source said Uzoma appeared before the House committee last week to defend accusations of failure to publicly advertise vacancies and giving undue favouritism to the Southeast.
Uzoma, according to the source, told the lawmakers that the service did not advertise the jobs so as not to unknowingly employ terrorists, but the lawmakers reminded her that even the Military and Police are advertising their vacancies in spite of the prevailing insurgency.
She also said she had already obtained approval from the Head of Service of the Federation to employ 4,560 people.
The committee therefore asked her to provide details of the present distribution of the Immigration work force based on state of origin.
A committee member said they found out that out of over 25,000 Immigration staff, Uzoma’s husband’s state of origin Imo has the highest number with 1,190; Kano has 350; Lagos has 400; while Sokoto has the least with 200.
The committee therefore ordered her to stay action on the recruitment until she provides details on how she intends to share out the slots, but with priority to be given to the states that at present have low representation in the service.
Daily Trust learnt that before the lawmakers tried to pull the brakes, Uzoma had already offered hundreds of job slots to top government functionaries, including the Presidency which is offered 250 slots, Jonathan’s mother 40 slots, First Lady 100 slots, Interior Minister Abba Moro 100 slots, two commissioners of the Immigration board 30 slots each, and the Federal Character Commission 250 slots.
A source said the Federal Character Commission was given those job slots for giving the Immigration service waiver on the advertisement of the vacancies.
Presidential spokesman Reuben Abati did not respond to text a message sent to him asking for his comments on the alleged offers of Immigration job slots to the Presidency and Jonathan’s mother and wife.
For its part, the Federal Character Commission, through its spokesman Usman Jimada, denied being compromised by the Immigration Service. Jimada added that the commission will continue to pursue its mandate of fair and equitable recruitment in a manner that is transparent and beneficial to all Nigerians.
When asked for comments, spokesman for the Immigration service Mr. Olumbar Joachim said he was not aware of the Presidency getting offers to fill certain vacancies but added that there was nothing wrong with the Presidency or other officials making recommendations to the service.
“I am not aware of that and I don’t think it is correct,” he said, adding: “But for the Presidency giving recommendations, it is a different thing. Assuming that you, you know this person is of good character and all that, it’s a different thing. You are recommending somebody; it is not as if it is mandatory that that person would have to be recruited. What it means is that you are saying this person is not a criminal, you are saying that this person is a Nigerian.”
Joachim also denied that the CG is recruiting massively from her state of origin Abia and her husband’s state Imo. He said the exercise was open to scrutiny from the Federal Character Commission since it is mandatory that every state filled its quota.
“You cannot say madam is from Abia her husband is from Imo, Immigration is recruiting 1500 now Imo is producing 500; it is not possible anybody will ever do that,” he added.
He said all state controllers of Immigration were involved in the recruitment exercise.
Joachim said also the service introduced stringent vetting measures including having a guarantor to ensure it does not admit criminals, referring to a recent incident where an Immigration officer was arrested on suspicion of being a Boko Haram member.
“One thing is certain, the service will not engage in any exercise that will endanger the lives of innocent Nigerians. Two, considering the situation we are in now we will go the extra mile to ensure that criminals and terrorists are not brought into the service,” he added.
‘This cannot stand’
When Daily Trust contacted chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Federal Character, Rep. Ahmed Idris (ACN, Plateau), he said they have opened investigations into the “illegal” recruitments in the Immigration service.
“We have met twice with the Comptroller General, the last was on Saturday and she told us that they are recruiting 4,500 new officers out of which 1,200 is for senior cadres or degree holders while about 300 is for Diploma and secondary school leavers,” he said.
“Based on the reports we got, we have asked for their nominal roll and her last recruitment which will be given in a template that will reflect state by state distribution and even local governments. Section 4 of the 1999 constitution is very clear about Federal character in every government organisation and we won’t allow anybody who violates it to go scot-free.”
On whether the committee will reverse the recruitment, Idris said: “Certainly we will not only reverse it but we will go further and apply for their prosecution for perpetuating illegality.”

Ajigijaga 53years marries 26 YR-OLD LADY

Muftua Adio a.k.a. Ajigijaga
When Muftua Adio a.k.a. Ajigijaga, a 53 year old actor send wedding invites to friends with the toast ‘Some say it’s too early, some say it’s too late. But to God Almighty this is the appointed time and it is marvelous in our sights’’ little the people know that he really meant business.
Why people were wondering about this holy union between the two is simply because the couple walking down the aisle -Taiwo Hassan (26) and Ajigijaga in his early 50s is many years in age apart. At the wedding that took place November 24, 2012 in Sango Ota, Lagos, people kept asking why the young girl should marry a man almost the age of her father. But beautiful Taiwo did not give a hoot about whatever any one says or thinks.
She was indifferent to the fact that her actor husband has children who are age mates. Speaking before and shortly after their celebrated marriage, Ajigijaja said,” The issue of age is nothing here. What we have in common and that is abounding is love. Though I have other children from my former wife whom I did not actually marry legally, my new wife means the whole world to me. This is my first time of getting married in life. I love her and she loves me, that is all that counts. It`s about love, not age.”

Story by NigeriaFilm

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Nollywood Star, Nkiru Sylvanus RELEASED.



The Kidapped Nollywood actress and special Aide to the Imo state Governor, Ms Nkiru Sylvanus has been released along with his male companion in Owerri.

Nkiru Sylvanus was kidnapped last Sunday along Concorde Hotel and Stella Maris Church area of Owerri city, on their way to another filming site. more details coming soon!

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Fire Reported At Murtala Muhammed International Airport In Lagos-PUNCH

Smoke billowing out of the airport building earlier today
By Punch newspaper, Lagos
An electrical fire was on Thursday morning reported at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.
An eyewitness said the fire emanated from some cables, which apparently melted under heat, as some welders were working at the extension of ‘D’ Wing of the international airport.
Airport officials swiftly cut off power supply to the arrival and departure halls, in order to forestall any untoward development and isolated the scene of the spark.
Billows of smoke were observed rising to the sky from behind the arrival hall.
Fire fighters were also deployed in the affected area and were able to put the situation under control.
Securitymen also erected a metal barricade around the site.
Power supply was restored to the airport terminal within a few minutes.
Flight operations were, however, not affected while the incident lasted.
In a separate incident, a cargo plane blew off the roof of a parking lot at the airport on Wednesday night, causing damage to some cars.
The extent of damage has yet to be ascertained.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Nigerian Man Caught With Fake Passport At Uk Airport

You cannot do but to watch this video you see to what extent Nigerians are despirate to travel Please Watch

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Breaking News: NOLLY WOOD ACTRESS, NKIRU SYLVANUS KIDNAPPED!

 
NOLLYWOOD Actress, Nkiru Sylvanus who is also Special Assistant to Governor Rochas Okorocha on Lagos Affairs, was on Sunday kidnapped in Owerri.

It was learnt that the abductors have established contact and were said to be demanding N100 millon ransom.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Latest Update on Nelson Madela's Health 15/12/2012


Nelson Mandela’s gallstones removed in successful operation


Former South African president undergoes surgery after recovering from lung infection, government says
South Africa’s former president Nelson Mandela has undergone successful surgery to remove gallstones as he recovers from a lung infection.
Doctors treating Mandela waited to perform the endoscopic surgery as they wanted to first attend to his lung ailment, the presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said in a statement on Saturday.
“The procedure was successful and Madiba is recovering,” Maharaj said, using Mandela’s clan name, Guardian of London reports.
Mandela has been in hospital since December 8.
The former African National Congress leader largely retired from public life after serving one five-year term as president and has lived a mostly private life since.
He last made a public appearance when his country hosted the 2010 World Cup football tournament. He won the Nobel peace prize in 1993 with FW de Klerk, the last president of apartheid South Africa.
Mandela was admitted last week to a hospital in South Africa’s capital, Pretoria. However, government officials have contradicted themselves in recent days about Mandela’s location, which has sparked rumours about his health.
The 94-year-old has a history of lung problems, having contracted tuberculosis in 1988 toward the end of his 27 years in prison.
Doctors said at the time the disease caused no permanent damage to his lungs but others say tuberculosis can cause problems years later.
He had an acute respiratory infection in January 2011. After the chaos that surrounded his stay at a public hospital then, the South African army took charge of his care and the government managed information about his health.

BREAKING NEWS: Governor Yakowa Of Kaduna, Former NSA Azazi Dead In Helicopter Crash

Governor Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna State and former National Security Adviser Andrew Owoye Azazi apparently died in a helicopter that crashed today in Bayelsa State, a reliable source has told SaharaReporters.
Governor Yakowa and Mr. Azazi, a retired military general who served as chief security adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, were among passengers in the ill-fated helicopter.
Nigeria's National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA) had earlier indicated that the agency had activated a search for a crashed helicopter.
Our sources had earlier disclosed that the crashed chopper was carrying “some major political figures.” As at the time of going to press, Saharareporters was unable to confirm the identity of any other passengers in the ill-fated chopper.
Governor Yakowa and Mr. Azazi were among many political figures who reportedly attended the burial of the father of senior presidential aide Oronto Douglas. The funeral event took place in the Nembe area of Bayelsa State earlier today.  SaharaReporters learnt that the crashed helicopter was one of several helicopters that some well-connected people to the funeral.
The crash comes on the heels of a plane crash on October 25, 2012 that has left Governor Danbaba Suntai of Taraba State brain-damaged. Mr. Suntai was moved to a hospital in Germany where he remains in poor shape, unable to recognize his visitors or to speak.

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Amosun wants me in jail at all cost- Gbenga Daniel:



A Former Ogun State Governor, Gbenga Daniel, on Friday told the High Court in Abeokuta that his successor, Ibikunle Amosun, wants him jailed at all cost.

Mr. Daniel is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for mismanaging N200 million of state funds while he was governor (2003-2011).

However, at the resumed hearing, counsel to the accused, Tayo Oyetibo, while asking for the quashing of counts 1 to 13 preferred against his client, told the Abeokuta High Court that the Ogun State Government was vilifying Mr. Daniel by setting up a commission of enquiry to probe land administration under the former governor.

He argued that Mr. Amosun’s administration did that while at the same time giving the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), the fiat to try him for the same offence.

Mr. Oyetibo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, said that by not waiting for the conclusion of the criminal procedure and hurriedly setting up a commission of enquiry, issuing a white paper on its findings and giving it wide publicity, the government of Ogun State has put the court in a very difficult situation.

He further argued that the action showed that the Government was in a hurry to try and convict the respondent.

Mr. Oyetibo said since the report of the commission had already been widely published and publicised, it has put the court at the risk of condemnation whichever way it exercises its discretion on the charges in contention.

He said it would also deny Mr. Daniel fair hearing because the commission’s report and the white paper issued by the government has heightened public condemnation of the respondent.

The counsel said by setting up the commission, accepting and publishing its finding via a white paper, the Ogun State Government wants to send a message to the court that it has no option than to follow suit.

He said the Ogun State Government; the victim of the alleged crime as well as the principal complainant, by its action has perverted the legal process when the criminal procedure was still ongoing.

The lawyer said the action of the government was therefore a deviation from established legal norms and therefore urged the court to strike out the charges, stay proceedings on them, or adjourn proceedings in the interest of fair hearing and acceptable legal norms.

The counsel to EFCC, Rotimi Jacobs, countered by arguing that the Ogun State Government was not a party to the proceedings and as such could not have committed any contempt.

He said the commission of enquiry was set up in pursuant to the powers of state and the publicity given to the white paper would not affect the ongoing procedure at the High Court.

The judge, Olanrewaju Mabekoje, after listening to the counsels fixed January 8, 2013 for ruling on the application for the quashing of the charges. (Premium Times)

Friday, December 14, 2012

News Flash: Taraba Governor's Wife Delivers Twins.



Governor Danbaba Suntai of Taraba state's wife has delivered a set of bouncing twins according to a German Hospital Spokesperson.

Governor Suntai was involved in a plane crash last month, when his Private Jet crashed in Yola, leaving him with serious head injuries.
I pray they both get back home safe as information has it that they are doing fine, am baffled if husband was flown abroad for treatment the wife too have to be flown for delivery at whose expense? God bless our country.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Pastor Tunde Bakare's son & NYSC commandant trade slaps in NYSC Ondo camp

 

Story written by Stella Dimoko Korkus for Encomium Magazine

It was with tension and on edge that those who witnessed this exchange of slaps whisper this gist. According to them, 'coloured trousers had been banned within the camp and the camp commandant spotted Pastor Tunde Bakare's son, Segun Bakare in black trousers. When apprehended, the lad asked the commandant if he didn't know he was the son of Tunde Bakare, the popular preacher. The commandant immediately delivered a slap on the face of the young man and Segun replied with his own slap.
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Segun's mum had given the commandant a number to call when she dropped off her son in camp, so immediately this incident occurred, the commandant called Mrs Bakare and after a few words, the phone was handed to Pastor Tunde Bakare himself. After hearing what had happened, Pastor Bakare asked that his son be disciplined for disobeying camp rules. The phone was on speaker and Segun heard his father's instructions and as soon as the phone call ended, he went down on his knees and started begging. The matter has since been resolved.

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Breaking News: Guardiola to replace Wenger as Arsenal coach

 
Except the unexpected happens, former all-conquering Barcelona coach, Pep Guardiola, will replace Arsene Wenger as Arsenal’s coach next year. Though Wenger, 63, is under contract through the end of the 2013-14 season, indications are that he may not last beyond the current football season in view of Arsenal’s declining fortunes under his watch.   
News Express reports that Wenger seems to be losing the confidence of both his players and the rest of the technical crew. A number of first team players including Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla are reportedly baffled by Wenger’s tactics, team selection, and failure to adequately replace erstwhile captain Robin van Persie, who has proved to be an instant hit at Manchester United.
Meanwhile, Wenger’s training methods and relationship with Steve Bould, his new assistant, have been called into question following the embarrassment of Tuesday’s Capital One Cup defeat against League Two side Bradford City, according to reports from England.
Yesterday, the Frenchman came under more pressure following the revelation by Guardiola that he would be willing to manage Arsenal next year. As reported by Goal.com: “Representatives of the former Barcelona manager have let it be known to the north London club that he would be very keen to be considered for the manager’s job if it was to become available next year. Guardiola’s preference in England is Arsenal.”
The 41-year-old Guardiola (see photo) stepped down as Barcelona manager at end of last season, citing burnout and a need to “recharge his batteries” at the end of a highly successful four years in charge. He is presently enjoying a one-year sabbatical, living in New York City, USA, with his family. Among big European clubs reported to be on his trail are Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, AC Milan, Bayern Munich, and Paris Saint-Germain.
Source News Express

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

(Photo) New look of our first lady after suggery


President Jona and the first lady, thanks to german hospital you can see the new face of our first lady looking sixteen at the burial event of brother Meni Jonathan in Otueke,Bayelsa state

(Photo) Unbelievable – Dead Man Wakes up at his own Funeral





A man has shocked his family by interrupting his own funeral. Police in Sao Paulo had phoned 41-year-old Gilberto Araujo’s family on Sunday to say he had been murdered.
His brother, Jose , traveled to the city morgue and identified a body as being Gilberto, a car washer. Jose  took the body to his mother’s home in the town of Alagoinhas where a wake was held, only for Gilberto to wake up at his funeral.
When he appeared in front of his family, Gilberto said: “Guys, I’m alive, pinch me!” according to local newspaper . His mother, shopkeeper Maria , said some of those attending the wake fainted while others fled.  Im sure it was a site to behold,seeing a dead man rise from is coffin.

Obasanjo's 2015 Reconciliation Continues as He Woos Aregbesola in Possible Attempt to Upstage Tinubu

Obasanjo's 2015 Reconciliation Continues as He Woos Aregbesola in Possible Attempt to Upstage Tinubu
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That former President Olusegun Obasanjo has been mending political fences with  his hitherto political foes is now an open secret. Only last month, he used the launching of the Bay'tus Salam mosque within his presidential library complex to reconcile with the North which has felt aggrieved with the former President over what they perceived as his betrayal during the 2011 elections.

And reconcile with the North he did as the event was attended lavishly by the who is who of Northern Nigeria. The Master of Ceremony was the Sokoto state governor, Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, and  three other governors from the Northwest were physically present including Ibrahim Shema (Katsina), Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano) and Usman Dakingari of KebbiState.

Governors who could not make the event  such  as the governors of  Adamawa, Niger , Kaduna , Zamfara, Kogi ,Kwara also donated N20 million each  for the construction of the mosque. Atiku Abubakar, his former vice used the occasion to reconcile with him and donated 5 million as did the Central Bank Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, who had insulted him in September as a bad economist.

After the event Obasanjo proceeded on a tour of the Southeast ostensibly on the invitation of chief Emmanuel Iwuanyawu, who is in the running for the job of Chairman of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) board of trustees.

From the Southeast Obj as he is fondly called visited the North.

But yesterday, thee former President was in enemy territory when he visited the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) controlled State of Osun ostensibly to placate warring groups in Orile-Owu who are feuding over the selection of a new Olowu of Orile-Owu. Orile-Owu in Osun state is the ancestral home of the Owus and Obasanjo is an Owu Yoruba.

While in Osun state Obasanjo was warmly received by the Osun state governor, Rauf Aregbesola, and confessed that he was "flabbergasted and ambushed" by the reception he received from the governor.

In receiving Obasanjo, the governor mobilized the top hierarchy of the state government to the reception including his deputy, Otunba Titi Laoye-Tomori; Secretary to the State Government Moshood Adeoti; Chief of Staff Gboyega Oyetola and the Acting State Chairman of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Elder Adebiyi Adelowo.

Obasanjo, an arch enemy of Bola Tinubu, the leader of the ACN, was then invited to unveil a statue of the late Afenifere Leader and former Governor of the Old Oyo State, Chief Bola Ige, which had been erected at the front of the Governor’s Office.

Of recent, there have been reports that some ACN governors had been experiencing issues with Tinubu over his overbearing nature and already it appears that he has fallen out with the governor of Obasanjo's home state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun who has since mended fences with Obasanjo as the two meet often and sometimes in private. There have not been reports that Amosun meets as often and in private with Tinubu.

Given the former President's penchant for dominating his environment, the import of his visit to Osun and the powerful and welcoming reception he was accorded by the state government is not lost on political pundits who are likely to see him as encroaching on Tinubu's territory as 2015 draws near.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Union Bank secretly lays off 1000 contract staff

The Management of Union Bank of Nigeria Plc. on Friday laid off not less than 1000 contract staff nationwide.
The is the second time the financial institution is doing such within a space of 13 months.

The decision which took the disengaged workers by surprise, was communicated to them at the close of work last Friday.

A source at the Dopemu branch of the Bank in Lagos who spoke to DailyPost on the condition of anonymity said: “It is quite depressing. They fired those of us that are Tellers but some marketers survived the axe. I received the news with great shock. How can they do this to us at this period when the festive season is fast approaching?” she queried.

Asked if any compensation was paid, the disheaterned mother of one said: “I got an alert of N75, 000 this morning. I guess others got something in that range. I served them for five years and the best pay back I get is a sack letter two weeks to Christmas”

On her next line of action, the source in a shaky voice said: “What can I do? I will re-write my CV and go back to the labour market. I stay at home for years before I got this job, I just pray there won’t be repeat now that I have to start all over. It’s really sad.”

DailyPost gathered that Union Bank already has replaced the sacked members of staff with new hands recruited from Phillips Consulting and other outsourcing firms.

Our reporter called the Operations Manager of the Dopemu branch of Union Bank, Mr. T. C. Ogbonna to get his reaction.

When questioned on the reason for the lay off, Ogbonna said: “My brother, I don’t know oo. I can’t say anything because I really don’t have the details.” Sensing the reporter will not drop the call without a cogent information, the official said “Please I am not in position to speak. You can call the Head of Human Resources or Corporate Communications.”

Another insider who confided in DailyPost said, Mr. Ogbonna may not likely give reasons so as to save his job. He is the current branch secretary of the Bank’s labour union

ECOWAS Vows Never To Invite Obasanjo To Monitor Election

Following embarrassing and undemocratic utterances by General Olusegun Obasanjo at yesterday’s meeting of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the leadership of the commission today held a review meeting that could end the possibility of future election observation on its behalf by the former Nigerian leader.

As SaharaReporters reported yesterday, Obasanjo was the figure behind the recommendation of the ECOWAS observation team to curtail the media in election observation that contradicts the position of ECOWAS and other international democracy observers.

A senior ECOWAS official said of today’s development, “Our meeting this evening has resolved, and this will be communicated to the political leadership of ECOWAS, that Chief Obasanjo should be saved the trouble of trying to give what he doesn't have.”

He said the review was necessitated by the negative reaction generated by General Obasanjo's role in the observation mission and the potential for it to undermine the credibility of ECOWAS in future observation missions.

According to the senior officer, “You know Obasanjo is a loose cannon. He becomes uncontrollable once bestowed with power. We regret this appointment and vowed never to have the man invited to head missions again.

“ECOWAS was only fortunate to have [been] at an election of an advanced and stable democracy. Were it to be a volatile country, his disposition, recommendations and utterances are not only capable of truncating the electoral process, they are capable of jeopardizing the security and safety of our 250 monitors mobilized from across the sub-region.”


http://saharareporters.com/news-page/election-monitoring-embarrassed-ecowas-vows-never-invite-obasanjo-again
 

Okonjo-Iweala mum’s kidnappers ‘yet to make demand’

48 hours after the kidnap of Prof. Kamene Okonjo, mother of the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Prof. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, her abductors are yet to contact the family.
However, heavily armed security operatives have descended on Ogwashi-Uku,Aniocha South local government area of Delta State.
Security operatives comprising soldiers, police and customs cordoned-off the road leading to the place.
A security cordon has been thrown over the entire Delta State as all exits leading from the state are manned by stern-looking soldiers conducting searches on motorists.
The Nation learnt that a detachment of soldiers from the 4th Mechanized Brigade of the Nigerian Army in Benin were deployed to beef up the security across the state.
Brig. Gen. Ubi Umahi, who is the Commander 4th Mechanized Brigade, led the team.
Prof. Okonjo, according to reports, was bundled into a waiting vehicle by gunmen numbering about ten on Sunday afternoon.
However, the 82-year-old Professor of Sociology is still being held by her abductors who are yet to establish contacts with the family.
Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, on Monday visited Ogwashi-Uku and reassured residents of his administration’s commitment to security of life and property.
Uduaghan, who warned against rumour mongering in connection with the abduction, urged the people to remain calm and come up with useful information that could assist security operatives in tracking down the hoodlums.

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Don Jazzy turns 30 today, His dad turns 60 today

                    
The popular producer and the CEO of MAVIN records turn 30 today funny enough its also his dad 60th birthday. Congratulation to the jazzys

Terry G Wanted by police, flees to UK to avoid arrest


Nigeria’s most notorious singer cum producer; Gabriel Amanyi widely known as Terry G whose wife recently delivered a baby boy in London is said to be wanted by the Nigerian Police Force for a hit-and-run case in Ikeja, Lagos, penultimate Friday.
According to reports, the Apako Master was at the Club Royale, located on Oba Akran Road, Ikeja to enjoy the Friday grooves with friends when the incident happened.
Eye-witness reports that Terry G was leaving the premises of the club at the dead of night when he recklessly drove out on high speed that led him to crushing a funseeker’s leg without looking back.
The victim, whose name was given as Moshood Azeez and a regular caller at the Computer Village Market, Ikeja was rushed by good samaritans to the General Hospital, Ikeja for medical attention.
The matter was later reported at the MAN Centre Police Station, Wemabod Estate, Ikeja.
Sources claimed that Terry G has left the country for the UK without honouring police invitation to him in relation to the incident.
Investigating officer in charge of the case, Corporal Linus Reuben has declared that the police would go after Terry G anytime he returns to the country.
Ms Ngozi Braide, Lagos State PPRO confirmed the incident and she said the police will do everything to arrest the singer.
All efforts to reach the singer’s management team also proved abortive as their mobile phones were not reachable.

http://247nigerianewsupdate.com

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

You’re close to departure lounge, Obasanjo tells Ekwueme


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday in Abuja told former Vice-President Alex Ekwueme that he was already close to the departure lounge.
Obasanjo said this while congratulating the former vice-president on his 80th birthday.
By becoming an octogenarian, Obasanjo said Ekwueme should know he was becoming an old man.
Friends and well-wishers had elaborately marked Ekwueme’s birthday in Abuja and other major cities in the country.
Obasanjo spoke at the conference on Party Politics in Nigeria and Lobbying, the Lobbyist and the Legislature, organised by the National Institute for Legislative Studies.
Before Obasanjo spoke, Senate President, David Mark; his Deputy Ike Ekweremadu, and the Deputy Speaker of House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, had congratulated Ekwueme on attaining 80.
Obasanjo, who shared one of the sessions of the conference, later told Ekwueme that attaining 80 was a sign that he (Ekwueme) was moving to the departure lounge.
Obasanjo said, “The only octogenarian on the high table, and I don’t think there is even another person on the other side of the table, even in the hall (that is up to 80 years).
“My brother and friend, and I think the Senate President regards you as a true democrat; I will join the others in congratulating you on your recent crossing of the bar.
“But let me just warn you that crossing the bar or becoming 80 something, you are getting nearer the departure lounge.
“I will get into the car park with you, but I won’t go into the departure lounge with you.”
His comments elicited laughter from the audience, including Ekwueme, who in a hushed tone, spoke with Obasanjo.
No one, however, heard what Ekwueme told the former president.
But Obasanjo replied him in pidgin, “As we come, na so we go go,” which literally means that those who came to the world first would be the first to die.
While Obasanjo was born on March 5, 1937, Ekwueme was born on October 21, 1932.
Culled: Punchng

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Seun Kuti Campaign To Legalise Marijuana


Son of Afro-beat king, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, who died 15 years ago, Seun, has condemned the ban of marijuana and cigarette, adding that the position of the law on the two products was illogical.

According to Seun, the favoured cigarette has lethal consequences, while the legally opposed marijuana was medicinal and good for human consumption. But, Seun said, the lethal cigarette was favored simply because it was to the white man’s profit, stressing that marijuana would make black countries richer than the white if legalized.

Seun damned black politicians for taking the white’s advice against its own natural produce of ‘weed’ which he said was good after all and accepting the white’s product which truncates lives.

“Marijuana is medical, and I feel Cigarette is selling legally because it is white man’s business. It is killing millions of people every day. ‘Igbo’ is not killing anybody… Marijuana is not only for smoking. It’s used for a lot of things; you can make clothes, you can drink tea, it is good, it is medicinal, it helps your appetite, they give it to cancer patients.. a lot of benefits”, he said in a tone of finality.

Source Vanguard

Friday, November 9, 2012

Okada restriction: Fashola says no gain without pain

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, yesterday, urged residents of the state to endure whatever inconveniences the restriction of commercial motorcycle operators popularly called Okada riders from the state metropolis might have caused them.
Fashola who made the appeal at the 2012 edition of the Lagos State Community Day Celebration, held at the Police College, Ikeja, theme: ‘The Role of Community Development in Tackling Security Challenges in Nigeria,’ said that the problems were characteristic of the introduction stage of every life -changing law and policies of the government.
He, however, assured the residents that the legislation would be of great benefit to Lagosians in the long-run.“There will be no gain without some pain attached to it. And every resident of Lagos should be ready to sacrifice for the reward that would come in a short time.”
Okada Riders…
“Every time we inconvenience you because we are constructing a road, or building drainages, within a short time you begin to drive on the road and see your environment flood free by the next rainfall.”
According to him, “Okada will not be our transportation model in this state. Other states have banned it and heaven did not fall in those states. Our state will not be a dumping ground for motorcycles. But instead of banning it in Lagos, what the government has done was to restrict their operations on 475 roads out of 9,000 roads.”
He emphasised:“I think we have been extremely generous with the new road traffic law. What we want from residents is some sacrifice.”

Source: vanguard

Pictures From Annie Idibia's Boutique

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Seun Kuti's Tattoo With His Dad Fela's Name On It!






hmmm the memories of Fela's lives on!

Lagos Gov offers okada riders job opportunities


The Lagos State Government is working on a number of options to engage genuine commercial motorcycle operators, recently thrown out of jobs as a result of the implementation of the new traffic law, in meaningful ventures.
The Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Kayode Opeifa, dropped the hint in Lagos on Wednesday, stressing that the move was meant to give only the registered operators a new lease of life.
Many of the okada riders, as the commercial motorcycle operators are called, have had to abandon the business, as the new law prohibits them from plying major roads and bridges in the state. According to the new traffic law, only those with 200cc engine capacity can operate in the permitted areas.
Some aggrieved operators have been protesting against the new policy and a few people sympathetic to their cause have urged the state government to rescind its decision in view of the multitude that will be affected.
But Opeifa, who spoke at the 11th Business Forum of the Lagos State University’s MBA Heritage held on Lagos Island on Wednesday, said that there was no going back on the decision.
He said, “We are resolute about the Road Traffic Law; there is no going back on it. But we are going to re-certify the okada operators resident in Lagos.
“We are going to start a registration process, and in the process, if we discover those who have skills, we will send them to the skill acquisition centres established by the state government to hone these skills.”
Opeifa, who spoke on the theme, ‘Effect of Transportation on Nigeria’s Economy,’ stressed that okada could not be regarded as a means of transportation, as nobody wished to bequeath it as an inheritance to their children.
The commissioner, therefore, said the state government would re-register the operators with a view to providing the genuine ones adversely affected by the policy other job opportunities.
“Some of them could be absorbed into the LAGBUS as conductors and drivers. We also have agriculture, where some of them can also be useful. Apart from our farms in Lagos, we have bought landed property in Ogun State and Abuja, and we are going to buy more in Benue for agriculture. So, the options are there for them,” he said.
According to him, the state government plans to assist some of the okada riders with the acquisition of skills to make them employable or to become self-employed.
Opeifa also said some of them would be assisted to own bakeries after undertaking the needed training.
But the Managing Director, Megavons West Africa Limited, Dr. Rotimi Oladele, expressed the view that the okada business could be reorganised, and urged the state government to re-brand it as a community transport system.
Although Oladele, who was a keynote speaker at the forum, commended the state government for its efforts in transforming Lagos, he said there was still a need for a truly masses-oriented means of transport, which the okada business represented.
“Let us re-brand them as community transport system, license them and restrict them to their domiciliary local government areas,” he said.
Opeifa said there was a need for the development of multi-modal transportation system for the economy to grow.
“The groundnut pyramids were moved from the North down to Lagos by the railway; likewise, cocoa and some other farm produce. The system worked then, and all that seems to have died now,” he said.
Opeifa advised that the review of the Constitution currently going on should whittle down some powers of the government at the centre, so that states and local governments could develop the modes of transportation that suited them.
Culled: 247newsupdate

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Dino Melaye is a man with no reputation for honour or common decency – Okonjo-Iweala

                                                                                        
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Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance Dr Mrs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is definitely one of those who are presently not happy with former member of the House of Representatives, Mr Dino Melaye. However, this time around, it has nothing to do with the impregnation of any Yoruba movie actress – or maybe so.
Following a protest by demonstrators at the Federal Ministry of Finance, calling for the resignation of Okonjo-Iweala, the office of the minister, through her Senior Special Assistant, Paul C Nwabuikwu, has released a press statement lambasting Dino Melaye whom, it believed, is responsible for the protest.
The release reads in part:
“Earlier today, a disreputable former member of the House of Representatives, Mr Dino Melaye brought a handful of demonstrators to the Federal Ministry of Finance who conducted themselves in an unruly manner… We have it on good authority that Mr Melaye’s group was sponsored by some of the indicted oil barons who are currently being investigated and prosecuted for subsidy fraud. Their allegation to wrong subsidy payments made by the Ministry is a mere ruse to conceal their true motives.
“The Melaye demonstration was ostensibly to call for the resignation of the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance who is well known for fighting the fraudulent oil barons whose names were published by the Federal Ministry of Finance for various breaches of the subsidy regime… Nigerians are, of course, not deceived by the antics of Mr Melaye who has no known pedigree as a civil society activist or even a reputation for honour or common decency.”
Culled from 24/7

President Obama Victory Speech (Full Text)

Barack Obama Inspirational and heart touching speech.............happy reading.............

“Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much.

Tonight more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward.

It moves forward because of you. It moves forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression, the spirit that has lifted this country from the depths of despair to the heights of hope. The belief that, while each of us will pursue our own individual dreams, we are an American family, and we rise or fall together as one nation and as one people.

Tonight in this election, you, the American people, remind us while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that the United States of America – the best is yet to come.

I want to thank every American who participated in this election. Whether you voted for the very first time or waiting in line for a very long time. By the way, we need to fix that. Whether you pounded the pavement or picked up the phone. Whether you held an Obama sign or a Romney sign, you mad your voice heard.

And you made a difference. I just got off the phone with Governor Romney and I congratulated him and Paul Ryan on a hard-fought campaign. We may have fought fiercely, but it’s only because we love this country deeply. And we care so strongly about its future.

From George to Lenore to their son Mitt, the Romney family has chosen to give back to Americans through public service. And that is a legacy that we honor and applaud tonight. In the weeks ahead, I also look forward to sitting down with Governor Romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward.

I want to thank my friend and partner of the last 4 years, America’s happy warrior, the best Vice President anyone could ever hope for: Joe Biden.

And I wouldn’t be the man I am today without the woman who agreed to marry me twenty years ago. Let say this publicly, Michelle I have never loved you more. I have never been prouder to watch the rest of America fall in love with you too as our nation’s first lady.
Sasha and Malia before our very eyes you are growing up to become two strong smart beautiful young women, just like your mom. And I’m so proud of you guys. But I will say that for now one dog is probably enough. To the best campaign team and volunteers in the history of politics. The best. The best ever.

Some of you were new this time around and some of you have been at my side since the very beginning but all of you are family. No matter what you do or where you go from here, you will carry the memory of the history we made together and you will have the life-long appreciation of a grateful president. Thank you for believing all the way, through every hill, through every valley. You lifted me up the whole way and I will always be grateful for everything that you’ve done and all the incredible work that you’ve put in.

I know that political campaigns can sometime seem small, even silly, and that provides plenty of fodder for the cynics who tell us that politics is nothing more than a contest of egos or the domain of special interests.

But if you ever get the chance to talk to folks who turn out at rallies and crowded out along a ropeline in a high school gym or saw folks working late at a campaign office in some tiny county far away from home, you’ll discover something else; you’ll hear the determination in the voice of a young field organizer who is working his way through college and wants to make sure every child has that same opportunity.

You’ll hear the pride in the voice of a volunteer who is going door to door because her brother was finally hired when the local auto plant added another shift.

You’ll hear the deep patriotism in the voice of a military spouse who is working the phones late at night to make sure that no one who fights for this country every has to fight for a job or a roof over their head when they come home.

That’s why we do this. That’s what politics can be. That’s why elections matter. It’s not small, it’s big. It’s important. Democracy in a nation of 300-million can be noisy and messy and complicated. We have our own opinions. Each of us has deeply held beliefs.

And when we go through tough times, when we make big decisions as a country; it necessarily stirs passions, stirs up controversy. That won’t change after tonight, and it shouldn’t . These arguments we have are a mark of our liberty.
We can never forget that as we speak, people in distant nations are risking their lives right now just for a chance to argue about the issues that matter [applause] The chance to cast their ballots like we did today.

But despite all our differences, most of us share certain hopes for America’s future. We want our kids to grow up in a country where they have access to the best schools and the best teachers. A country that lives up to its legacy as the global leader in technology and discovery and innovation; with all the good jobs and new businesses that follow. To live in America that isn’t burdened by debt, that isn’t weakened by inequality. That isn’t threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet. We want to pass on a country that is saved and respected and admired around the world. A nation that is defended by the strongest military on earth and the best troops this world has ever known. But also a country that moves with confidence beyond this time of war to shape a peace. That is built on the promise of dignity of every human being.

We believe in a generous America, in a compassionate America, in a tolerant America, open to the dreams of an immigrant’s daughter who studies in our schools and pledges to our flag. To the young boy on the south side of Chicago, who sees a light beyond the nearest street corner. To the furniture worker’s child in North Carolina who wants to become an engineer or a scientist or an entrepreneur a diplomat or even a president. That’s the future we hope for. That’s the vision we share, that’s where we need to go. Forward. That’s where we need to go.

Now we will disagree sometimes fiercely on how to get there, as it has for more than two centuries. Progress will come in fits and starts. It’s not always a straight line or a smooth path. By itself, a recognition of our common hopes and dreams won’t end the gridlock. Or solve all our problems or substitute for the hard work of building consensus. And making the difficult compromises needed to move the country forward but that common bond is where we must begin. Our economy is recovering. Our decade of war is ending. A long campaign is now over.

And whether I earned your vote or not, I have listened to you. I have learned from you and you have made me a better President. With your stories and your struggles, I returned to the White House more determined and more inspired than ever about the work there is to do and the future that lies ahead. Tonight, you voted for action, not politics as usual. You elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours.

And in the coming weeks and months, I am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together: reducing our deficit, reforming our tax code, fixing our immigration system, freeing ourselves from foreign oil, we’ve got more work to do.

But that doesn’t mean your work is done. The role of citizen in our democracy does not end with your vote. America’s never been about what could be done for us, it’s about what can be done by us, together, through the hard and frustrating but necessary work of self-government. That’s the principle we were founded on.

This country has more wealth than any nation, but that’s not what makes us rich. We have the most powerful military in history but that’s not what makes us strong. Our universities, our culture, are all the envy of the world, but that’s not what keeps the world coming to our shores. What makes America exceptional are the bonds that hold together the most diverse nation on Earth, the belief that our destiny is shared, that this country only works when we accept certain obligations to one another and the future generations so that the freedom so many Americans have fought for and died for comes with responsibilities as well as rights. And among those are love, and charity, and duty and patriotism. That’s what makes America great.

I am hopeful tonight because I have seen that spirit at work in America. I’ve seen it in the family business whose owners would rather cut their own pay than lay off their neighbors, and in the workers who would rather cut back their hours than see a friend lose a job.

I’ve seen it in the soldiers who re-enlist after losing a limb, and in those SEALS who charged up the stairs into darkness and danger because they knew there was a buddy behind them watching their back.

I’ve seen it on the shores of New Jersey and New York where leaders from every party and level of government have swept aside their differences to help a community rebuild from the wreckage of a terrible storm.

And I saw it just the other day, in Mentor, Ohio where a father told the story of his eight-year-old daughter whose long battle with leukemia nearly cost their family everything had it not been for health care reform passing just a few months before. The insurance company was about to stop paying for her care. I had an opportunity to not just talk to the father but meet this incredible daughter of his, and when he spoke to the crowd listening to that father’s story, every parent in that room had tears in their eyes because we knew that little girl could be our own. And I know that every American wants her future to be just as bright. That’s who we are. That’s the country I’m so proud to lead as your president.
And tonight, despite all the hardship we’ve been through, despite all the frustrations of Washington, I’ve never been more hopeful about our future. I’ve never been more hopeful about America. And I ask you to sustain that hope. I’m not talking about blind optimism. The kind of hope that just ignores the enormity of the tasks ahead or the road blocks that stand in our path. I’m not talking about the wishful idealism that allows us to just sit on the sidelines or shirk from a fight.

I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside of us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us so long as we have the courage to keep reaching to keep working, to keep fighting.

America, I believe we can build on the progress we made and continue to fight for new jobs and new opportunity and new security for the middle class. I believe we can keep the promise of our founders. The idea that if you’re willing to work hard, it doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from or what you look like or where you love, it doesn’t matter if you’re black or white or Hispanic or Asian, or native American, or young or old, or rich or poor, able, disabled, gay or straight, you can make it.

I believe we can seize this future together. Because we are not as divided as our politics suggest. We’re not as cynical as the pundits believe. We are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions.

And we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. We are and forever will be the United States of America. With your help and God’s grace, we will continue our journey forward. And remind the world just why it is that we live in the greatest nation on Earth.

Thank you, America. God bless you. God bless these United States.”

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Osaze doesn't want to play for Nigeria Again





Head coach of the Nigeria national team, Stephen Keshi has sensationally revealed to supersport.com that West Bromwich Albion star, Osaze Odemwingie wants out of the Super Eagles.
Odemwingie last played for Nigeria in a 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Rwanda on February 29 in Kigali.
Keshi has now revealed that he spoke to the WBA forward a week before Nigeria’s second leg final round 2013 Afcon qualifying game against Liberia on October 13 and that Odemwingie told him that he had decided not to play for Nigeria again.
“I spoke to Osaze before the Liberia game and he told me that he had decided not to play for Nigeria anymore,” Keshi told supersport.com.
The former Togo and Mali national team coach said Odemwingie took the time to explain the reasons for his decision not to play for the Super Eagles again.
“Osaze told me that he has no problems with me as a person and that he took his decision even before I assumed position as national team coach.
“He said he was unhappy at how he was treated in the past in the national team. He explained that prior to Nigeria’s participation at the 2010 Fifa World Cup, he played in all the qualifying games but was dropped at the finals.
“He said he was angry at the treatment meted out to him but did not discuss it with anyone. I told him that was not the best way to handle issues and that if he had already decided not to play for the national team, he should have opened up to me when I invited him to play,” Keshi said.
‘The Big Boss’ went on to reveal that he had an extensive discussion with the striker and tried to explain why things may have gone awry for him at the 2010 mundial.
“I told him that if the (Nigeria) coach (at the 2010 World Cup) benched him, he must have a reason for doing so and that things should have been handled differently.
“I told him that he should have spoken up and let me know. The coach has a reason and you can’t play in every game,” he said.
. On Odemwingie’s future at the international stage, Keshi said he was still ready to accommodate the player in his squad while explaining that the final decision would still lie with the 31-year-old.
“I told him that he has to give me the room to work with him; for us to work together and if he does not like the way I work and the atmosphere in the camp, then he can decide to stop playing.
“Deciding that you don’t want to play for Nigeria because of what happened in the past is not the best.
“I understand his feelings. I think he might change his mind but I really don’t know. The ball is in his court,” Keshi concluded.

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Wiz Kid and Banky W May Part Ways?

              
 According to a Nigerian entertainment Magazine, Global News magazine.
Rave of the moment Wiz Kid and his Mentor Banky W may part way soon if nothing is done to avert it.
Money is the root of all evil and Money is the thing that might make them part ways
 W e sincerely hope something will be done to forestall it

D’banj wins ‘Best African Act’ at 2012 MOBO Awards

D’banj has been named ‘Best African Act’ at the 2012 edition of the MOBO Awards.
The hit maker clinched the title tonight, Saturday, November 3, 2012 at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK, where the awards is being held.
D’banj beat fellow Nigerian pop acst Psquare as well as his other African counterparts Fatoumata Diawara, The Very Best, Spoek Mathambo, Fally Ipupa, Sarkodie, Cabo Snoop, Camp Mulla and Amadou and Mariam to walk away with the coveted prize.
This will be his first ever MOBO award which sees him join the list of past Nigerian winners 2face Idibia (2007) 9ice (2008) and Nneka (2009).
D’banj recently lost out of the MTV Europe Music Award ‘Best Worldwide Act’ category.

Courtesy: The Netng

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

PARENTS, SIBLINGS IN SEVERE COMMUNICATION WITH TITI MASHA OVER PREGNANCY WITH K1 DE ULTIMATE


That Wasiu Ayinde Marshal otherwise known as K1 De Ultimate has impregnated his former wife’s niece, Titi Masha has been a story on the lips of all and sundry recently but what you are about to read is the love lost between her parents and siblings.
Recently, K1 was said to have organised a baby shower for the expectant mother in Lagos, an event that was said to have left a few of their friends amazed.
Her parents were said to be the worst hit by this startling revelation. Mum is the word, from their end. Her mother, Mosun Masha, is alleged to have severed communication with her at the moment, while her siblings have also kept their distance from her. And while K1’s fans and friends were still absorbing this news, a baby shower was held on Friday, October 19, at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
It was gathered that K1 had wanted to cancel the party when the scandal broke out, but Titi pleaded with him that she had gone headlong in the preparation. Eventually, he agreed but gave a proviso that pictures would not be taken at the party.
To prove the severity of his warning, K1 was reported to have stayed at the party venue and kept a close watch on the guests. He was alleged to have threatened to smash any camera or phone that could be used to capture the event. This was said not to have gone down well with Titi, and she sulked and complained to her friends throughout the party. The pretty lady’s hope of keeping the memory of the event stored in pictures and video was deflated.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

London Met Police Confirms Arrest of Oyo Gov's Wife, Florence Ajimobi, For Money Laundering!

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London Metropolitan Police has confirmed the arrest of Mrs. Florence Ajimobi, wife of Oyo state Governor, over  money laundering.
The Met confirmation came this afternoon following an enquiry by P.M.NEWS on the story making the rounds that Mrs. Ajimobi was arrested in London, with the sum of 400,000 pounds and thousands of US dollars, valued at N500million.
The Met simply said ‘Yes’ to our question, seeking confirmation about the arrest.
However, the organization declined to give further information about the matter, citing a UK law.
“I am sorry, we are unable to disclose any information to you under the Data Protection Act,” an officer in the MET Lambeth Office responded.
There was anxiety in the government circles of Nigeria’s Oyo State  this morning over the arrest of Mrs. Ajimobi.
Reports on the web and some blogs claimed that the woman was arrested two weeks ago by the London Metropolitan Police on her 52nd trip to the UK since her husband became governor 17 months ago.

hmmm 

  You will recall that recently all the lawmakers of the oyo state house of assembly including there wives went on jamboree tour to UK and south africa when millions of Nigerians are dying in starvation and abject poverty and this is a state that cannot pay workers minimum wage....is this the change that we voted for in ACN??time will tell