Friday, February 22, 2013

Jonathan makes a Uturn on change of UNILAG's name

President Goodluck Jonathan has reversed the change of name of the University of Lagos which he renamed Moshood Abiola University in a broadcast to mark the 2012 Democracy Day.
Chairman, Governing Council of University of Lagos, Professor Jerry Gana disclosed this yesterday in Abuja during his inauguration alongside three others by the Minister of Education, Professor Ruqayyatu Rufai
The name change had been the subject of litigation and protests from students and alumni of the institution while a court recently ruled that the change was illegal.
Gana who hailed President Jonathan for retaining the name of the institution. said the president had upheld the Constitution by reversing the change of name of the university.
“This is a pointer to the fact that the current administration is committed to entrenching democracy and justice in the country.’’
Gana, who was responding on behalf of the four councils, said they would ensure that the universities’ communities settled down in peace.
“I assure you that we will do our best to be fair, just and honourable in the discharge of our duties.” He also promised effective leadership with integrity, honour and justice.

Source: Vanguard

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Rich People Who Feared Giving Their Children Money

Everyone's always jealous of the kid with the rich parents, but being born rich isn't always a ticket to wealth. After all, not all rich people want to leave piles of money to their children.

And why not? They fear large sums of money will spoil their offspring and ruin their work ethic. They may have a point.

After all, Kim Kardashian and In-N-Out Burger owner Lynsi Torres, both of whom had rich parents growing up, don't sport college degrees. But they sure are successful. Really, really successful.

So who is the exception and what is the rule?

Bill Gates
Microsoft founder Bill Gates, the world's second-richest man, told The Sun in 2010 that he will donate most of his money to charity and "give the kids some money but not a meaningful percentage." He said on Reddit in February: "I definitely think leaving kids massive amounts of money is not a favor to them."

Warren Buffett
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett plans to donate most of his fortune to charity. Peter Buffett, Buffett's second-oldest son, told DailyFinance in 2011 that his father "transferred values to me, and not wealth."

Ted Turner
CNN founder Ted Turner, who has donated $1 billion to the United Nations, doesn't have much money left for his kids. He told MSNBC in 2010 that he is "almost to the edge of poverty" -- that is, his net worth is only $2 billion, according to Forbes.

Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs, the late Apple CEO who revitalized the company, said in an interview with Playboy in 1985: "If you die, you certainly don’t want to leave a large amount to your children. It will just ruin their lives."

George Lucas
George Lucas, the writer-director behind the Star Wars series, doesn't plan to leave much money for his kids; he is giving most of it to charity. He wrote in a pledge letter that he is "dedicating the majority of [his] wealth to improving education" because "it is the key to the survival of the human race," according to The Wall Street Journal.

Graham Tuckwell
Graham Tuckwell, the founder and chairman of ETF Securities, who has donated $50 million to Australian National University for scholarships, told the Sydney Daily Telegraph he does not plan to give much money to his kids because "lots of money is poisonous to have." "If you just give them stuff, it almost destroys their desire to do things and you actually end up with kids who are a lot worse off." (Hat tip: CNBC.)

Steven Hayworth
Steven Hayworth, ex-CEO of Gibraltar Private Bank, told the New York Times in 2010 that he was glad his daughter was going to work at a clothing store that summer because he wanted her to learn "the value of a dollar."

Customs arrests professor with $1.1m at Lagos Airport

OPERATIVES of the Nigeria Custom Service, NCS, Murtala Muhammed International Airports, MMIA, Command, Wednesday arrested a passenger with $1.1 million at MMIA, Lagos on his way to Kenya
Disclosing this development at NCS office at the airport, Area Comptroller, Mr Charles Epowei Edike, identified the passenger as Professor Ofoegbu  Charles Ononuju, who claimed to be the director of an oil firm. (name withheld). According to Mr. Edike, the professor with passport registration number A04008969 claimed that he was travelling with such a huge amount of money to solve a dispute with Kenya community over oil blocks.
Edike said “the passenger declared the currency both on forms CDF1A and CDF1B, but claimed he was travelling with Kenya Airways flight number QR542 to Kenya, to solve dispute with Kenya community over oil blocks”
The Comptroller noted that the passenger and the currency had been handed over to officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for further investigation.

Ukrainians, other foreign Nationalties Kidnapped !

The police in Nigeria police had in a recent release confirmed the abduction of six foreign sailors in the nation's water by Sea pirates. The six made up of 3 Ukrainians, 2 Indians and a Russian were kidnapped along the coastal areas of Brass and Southern Ijaw local councils of Bayelsa State, Nigeria. The abductors are however demanding for a ransom of sum of $1.3 million (200 million naira).
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Fidelis Odunna, (DSP) confirmed the incident.
He said  “We have deployed intelligence personnel in search of the six workers as well as arrest the kidnappers.”

Monday, February 18, 2013

Why APGA can't join Merger- Peter Obi

Governor Peter Obi had on Sunday said that joining the merger would result in his party APGA losing its identity, which he said would be contrary to the ideals of its late leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, who believed that it was better for the Igbo to be a majority in a minority by sticking to APGA, rather than joining a majority group where they would lose their identity and remain unheard.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

The King Who Ruled Longer Than Any Other

Over time, the world has heard of history of kings and queens. But as there are ordinary rulers, there are also extraordinary ones. Today, we will take a look at the king who ruled far longer than any other king in the world. NGWENYAMA SOBHUZA II was the Paramount Ruler and the King of Swaziland for a mind-blowing 82 years and 9 months!!! 
King Sobhuza II of Swaziland in his traditional attire.

The current King of Swaziland and Sobhuza's son, King Mswati III.

Princess Sikhanyiso Dlamini, one of King Sobhuza II's over 1,000 grandchildren.

He succeeded the throne on December 10, 1899 when he was just a few months old However, Sobhuza II's grandmother, Labotsibeni Mdluli acted as the Regent until 1921. 

 It was under Sobhuza II that Swaziland gained independence from Britain and the current king, Mswati III is often referred to as Africa's last absolute monarch. Swaziland is in southern Africa and the capital is Mbabane. 

Well, there is another aspect of this great king that Iyaniwura will not forget to point out: he was prolific and polygamous, as is the tradition in Swaziland, where the king picks a new virgin wife every year in the annual Reed Dance. King Sobhuza II married 70 wives and had 210 children. That will give us about three kids per wife. Well, around 30 of the kids died during infancy while there are 97 sons and daughters still alive today. As at the time he died in 1982, he had more than 1,000 grandchildren! Ogalagaju! Opa eyin buruku nbe ni Swaziland o!

I will fight Lagos oposition with my last drop of blood - Oba Akiolu

Lagos monarch, Oba Rilwan Babatunde Akiolu has sent a note of warning to desperate politicians that might be thinking of taking over the state by illegitimate means, asserting that no one could capture Lagos.  Oba Akiolu, who also goes by the designation, Olowo Eko (Owner of Lagos), recalled that certain politicians had once boasted that they would take over Lagos by force, noting that such people were vehemently resisted and eventually humiliated. 

2Face - Dance Floor [Official Video]

UNILORIN Wins DOKITA Quiz Competition

PROF AKINKUGBE MEDICAL STUDENTS’ QUIZ, DOKITA Inter Collegiate Quiz Competition is the battle ground where the Medical Schools in Nigeria meet to display who is who among the medical institutions in the country.
This year's edition (the 7th) which was hosted by Onabisi Onabanjo University had the Unilorin medics triumph over their counterparts from OAU in the finals after a fierce and tensed battle. The Unilorin medics hitherto won Uniben and Bingham University in tough semifinal and quarterfinal tussles respectively.

Babangida Aliyu challenges Jonathan to be a true christian, prays for success of opposition merger

As 2013 draws near, political gladiators are getting set to take over from President Goodluck Jonathan notably among which are governors presently serving on the platform of his party namely Sule Lamido of Jigawa State, Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State, Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State, Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State, Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State and Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State.

  Aliyu,  during an interview with a Kaduna-based radio station, Liberty said “What will be, will be in 2015. We must remind people of the promises they have made. When he (Jonathan) was going to declare, governors of PDP were brought together to ensure that we were all in the same frame of mind. Some of us, given the PDP zoning, were expecting that the northern states would produce the President for these number of years but God has done His own.

“At that discussion, it was agreed that President Jonathan would serve one term and we all signed and when he went to Kampala, he said the same thing. But for now, President Jonathan has not declared his candidacy and we must not be speculating based on who those are benefiting from such a thing. I believe that we are all gentlemen enough and when the time comes, we will all sit down and see what the right thing to do is.

“Many people may misunderstand my stance that I pray for the success of the merger of the opposition parties because I want a situation where in this country, parties can really challenge one another. So that we don’t take it for granted that because you have been winning elections, you can do as you wish. There is a purpose for election. There is a purpose for setting up government. You set up government for the competence, effectiveness and efficiency of running an administration. You don’t set it up because of a group of people to keep on enjoying to the detriment of the people.”

In a quick denial Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Dr. Ahmed Gulak said in response “President Goodluck Jonathan did not win the presidential election in Governor Aliyu’s state, Niger. 

“Anybody who has a presidential ambition, it is such a person’s constitutional right to have ambition.

“He should however go about his ambition without coming up with frivolous allegations.

“President Jonathan did not sign such an agreement with anybody to the best of my knowledge.

“The alleged agreement only exists in the figment of the imagination of somebody with presidential ambition.”

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Nigerians need 22 million naira to give birth in US- Embassy

The American Embassy in Nigeria had recently stipulated the minimum requirements before they are allowed to delivered in the states. They outlined some of the conditions required to get such visa which falls under Medical tourism category
This it said, is necessary to encourage applicants to be truthful during visa interviews.
One: The applicant has to show proof of available funds of at least $140,000 (about N22 million) to pay medical fees, and secondly, the applicant has to show proof of the need for medical attention in the US such as high risk pregnancy and the likes.
US Embassy Chief of Consular Section, Ms. Carol Cox, in an interview with select journalists in Abuja, yesterday disclosed that it would cost at least $60,000 to have a baby in the US.

In instances where complications arise from the delivery, the medical bills may go as high as $140,000.
Availability of the funds, Cox said is very important as it is necessary to ensure that American taxpayers do not have to pay such bills.
“We owe the American public who pay taxes to make sure that those who seek medical services in the US pay for such services. This is essential because there are those who have the money and are not willing to pay.
“It is very frustrating when you see a woman who is obviously pregnant, sometimes seven months gone, tell you during a visa interview that she is just going to the US for a vacation,” she said.

Goldie's husband recounts moments shared with her

When did you wed her? And were you still married as at when she passed yesterday?
We wed in December 2005 and were very much married when she passed indeed I was talking to her on arrival in Lagos before the fateful event
I work in Malaysia, we have a private home in UK, I do not have a second family
No kids, we were planning this year

How did you hear of her death? I found out you last saw her in December?
I was talking to her on arrival in Lagos before the fateful event

I see you moved back to England. Do you have another family?
Also did you have kids together?
There had been speculation for many years that she was married to an ‘oyinbo’ man. But no one could lay hands on anything. Why did you keep it a ‘secret’? 
Our private life is nothing to do with work life, there has to be a balance.
Continue to read more..

How did you meet her? She must have been very young…
I met her at a friend’s leaving party and fell in love straight away, but had to work hard to persuade her I was genuine

So you will be planning to come here for burial rites…
Yes I have applied for visa and shall come next week

But how did you manage the Prezzo drama? 

Prezzo was part of BBA game, just like in the movies, there was nothing to fear

But funny it dragged way beyond BBA
It dragged because the media dragged it, other wise it would have died naturally. Prezzo will say anything to get attention

Do you think he fell in love? And did you ever think Susan liked him for a minute…?
People fall in love and it’s not impossible to love more than one person, but there are different levels. She liked him initially, but began to despise him and distanced herself as he tried to use her she complained he was very manipulative

How did you come about your alias ‘Oyibopeppay?
Oyiiibopeppay is a name used in the villages for white man getting burned in the sun. I used to work in the bush erecting BTS for MTN and Glo

You have direct access to her password? The memories album was posted on her twitter. Or you requested for an admin to post?
I am an official admin. I don’t need any password but my own. It was authorised by Goldie

One last question: so much speculation on cause of death. I see from your facebook timeline that you’ve followed the reports. Have the doctors/family/label told you what the cause of death is?
An autopsy is being carried out and we will await results. The rest is speculation and hearsay

And did she have any medical condition?
She had no medical condition,

Is it true she was in India recently?
She was in Malaysia, we spent Christmas together away from prying eyes

What will you miss most about her?
Everything, she was the most beautiful person I ever met, no moment was wasted. Sweet, intelligent, sexy and a magnificent cook!!!!

And she was a determined young lady…
Very. That’s what I liked about her

Are you originally from England? Was she officially a citizen of your country by marriage? Or that was not concluded?
I’m from England and was processing Nigerian citizenship before I was transferred to Malaysia. Of course she was citizen of UK before we met, she lived and schooled there

She was indeed a star, as I’m sure you’ve seen from the tributes coming from far and near. Even the BBC and Billboard recognise her star
Yes we saw it on BBC news tonight. It is a devastating loss, but I support just as much wherever she has gone to.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

50 year Old Matriculates at Institute

Mr Ironbar with flanked by to daughters

Among the recently matriculated students at the petroleum training institute Efunrun, Warri is a 50-year-old man, Mr E. Ironbar.

Dickson Approves Death Penalty For Kidnappers In Bayelsa

The Governor of Bayelsa state seems to be saying "Abduct someone and die to Kidnappers in the state as he emphasized on his statements while he signs into law the new bill passed by the state house of assembly.

“It is morally indefensible for young people for whatever reason to go under the cover of darkness, armed with illegal weapons, terrorize villages and old people in their homes and then forcefully abduct and rough handle old people and take them as an article of trade. That is morally indefensible.

“It cannot be justified under any circumstance at all. As a government, we are by this law sending out a strong message of condemnation and that we are prepared and determined to work with our able security agencies as a team together to flush out such criminals from within Bayelsa or wherever they are operating from.

“As I said earlier, and most people know that when I say something, I do it. I will not hesitate to sign a certificate,(warrant) of execution.

Dr Sid and Tiwa Savage cover Labrinth's 'See Beneath Your Beautiful'

Beneath Your Beautiful was originally done by Labrinth and Emeli Sande, massive beautiful love song. Tiwa Savage and Dr sid killed it with their beautiful voice. Really cool

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Vacancy: HR & Administration Coordinator


QR2141 - HR & Administration Coordinator | Qatar Airways | Lagos

Organisation: Qatar Airways
Job Function: Human Resources
Division: Human Resources
Employment Type: Full Time - Permanent
City: Africa | Nigeria | Lagos
Last date of application: 04-Mar-2013
More information after the break 



QR2079 - Finance Manager Nigeria | Qatar Airways | Lagos

Organisation: Qatar Airways
Job Function: Finance
Division: Finance
Employment Type: Full Time - Permanent
City: Africa | Nigeria | Lagos
Last date of application: 19-Feb-2013
More after the break

URGENT: Golden Pasta recruiting WAREHOUSE MANAGER

Golden Pasta recruiting WAREHOUSE MANAGER

DEPARTMENT: Golden Pasta Company

Organise the personnel of the warehouse to ensure that the team achieves its objectives.
Monitor the arrangement and stacking of products in the warehouse to ensure efficient space utilization and safety.
Undertake monthly stock taking of products within the warehouse and update the stock records and accounts to reconcile possible variances

Vacancy: Electrical Engineer needed at golden penny

Golden Pasta recruiting Electrical Engineer

AFCON 2013 - Closing Ceremony - D'banj Performance - Oliver Twist & Top of The World

Nigeria's President Jonathan's convoy crashes in Paris

Culled: Sahara reporter

It has been exclusively gathered that President Goodluck Jonathan's motor convoy was yesterday involved in an accident in Paris as the Nigerian president was traveling with his aides to a meeting with the French President Francois Gerard Hollande. The sources disclosed that the accident occurred 15 minutes away from the Elysee Palace, the venue of the official meeting with the French leader. “The car involved in the accident was the fifth car behind that of President Jonathan,” said a French police source.
Jamilu Waziri, a presidential liaison officer (PLO), was injured in the accident and had to be taken to a Paris hospital where he received treatment for a broken ankle. As a result of the accident, Mr. Waziri was unable to attend the meeting.
Our source said Mr. Waziri later flew with President Jonathan who is due to arrive in Abuja shortly. The wounded officer walked with aid of a pair of crutches.
A French official confirmed the accident to Saharareporters. The large size of the Nigerian delegation meant that Mr. Jonathan's aides could not fit into the official vehicles provided by the French government. According to the French source, a car rented by the Nigerian embassy in Paris to convey some of the Nigerian delegates was involved in the accident. Asked who was liable for any damages that resulted from the accident, the source disclosed that French authorities “would not be liable for injuries or damages from the car crash.”

It is not a surprise anyway to hear that Nigeria convoy is the extra large one 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Friday, February 1, 2013

Senate describes proposed 4 Billion Naira Patience Jonathan's mission as scandalous

Members of the Nigeria Senate had heavily criticized some parts of FCT budgets describing it as scandalous and illegal. Such parts include N4 billion proposed in the budget for the First Lady Mission house.

Other projects highly criticized include N150 million for the renovation of the Vice President’s guest house in Asokoro, five billion Naira to rehabilitate commercial sex workers and the destitute and seven billion Naira for the construction of two city gates in the FCT.
The total of  FCT’s budget proposal is N253 billion.

 Nigeria is a country of estimated with an average population of 170 million people and human development index of 0.459 with a world position of 156. One may wonder if these were the capital expenditure our Harvard trained  the Minister of Finance is encouraging the Government to spend more money on.

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Awada Kerikeri: Ariseko Alao's son permitted by court to exit the country

Nigeria and her many wonders. On daily basis we see what couldn't bee liken to a scene in the popular cinema play of  Baba Sala called "awada kerikei" in almost all aspect of our society. More recently our law courts have not been spared of this show of shame from the 750,000 fine for stealing millions to striking out  electoral cases the bases of technicality.  Another episode of the awda (comedy) has been set in Ikeja high court in Nigeria in which Abdulahi Alao  the son of Arisekola Alao facing a N1.8 billion fuel subsidy fraud charge alongside Mahmud Tukur, son of the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur; Alex Ochonogor and Eternal Oil Plc preferred against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was given permission by the court to travel oversea for a purported medical check up. 
I only wonder if the learned men of the law society handling the case were not student of history. Many Nigerians on trial by the EFCC in the past had jumped bail and refused to come back for their trial. I smiled i in French when I read that EFCC lawyer consented to the bail on the condition that he will return to continue the case. One may ask distinguished Nigerians, will a man planning of jumping bail admit that he will do so when applying for such?

New Video: Tonto Dikeh ft Snypa - Itz Ova

The most anticipated video of the new year is here with a big bang. Award wining actress Tonto Dikeh is out with her hot new video ITZ OVA and this year she's holding nothing back and taking her music career to the next level.

Tonto and her team have partnered with fast rising producer/director, Gbemi Philips of Gbemi Phillips Productions to bring you this extremely exciting and sexy video. Play video after the break please

Federal Goverment files Farouk Lawan for coruption over Otedola bribe

The duo  of Farouk Lawan and Mr. Emenalo Boniface erstwhile chairman and member of Fuel Subsidy monitoring committee had been charged by the Attorney- General of the Federation to court  for allegedly   for collecting bribe from Femi Otedola. Below are copies of the suit filed.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Student expelled for studying too much

Different strokes they say are for different folks. In the part of Nigeria where I grew up, what could have been  recommended for emulation has been seen as being an obsession in another part of the world.

 18 year old Gagliardi has been expelled from Ifield Community College in southern England,  subsequently handed over to the police for refusing to leave the library.
 The school accused him of being too obssesed  studying and constituting a nuisance

He said “I have been punished for wanting to do well. I am a hardworking and a dedicated student, and this could have such an impact on my future.”

Marilyn Evans, director of school administration, said: “He became loud and angry that he could not study after school.” 

The student went to the library despite being banned from the premises for the day as punishment for disrupting the school principal during a meeting to request special meetings. 

Gagliardi is described as the “best student”, who wants to do well on tests, but had been “causing a nuisance and a disturbance on the property.” The school authorities added that “He is obsessed with making the revision after school.”

A police spokesman confirmed that officers were called to the school to remove a “disruptive” student who refused to leave the premises, but said Gagliardi will not face charges.

New Video : KaySwitch - Sister Caro Ft. D’banj

Ready to try new dance steps as Tonto Dikeh set to release video?

Speculations are that the actress turn musician or should I say singer will be releasing a new video the coming Thursday. Get your dancing shoes ready!

Don Jazzy took Dbanj's fight head on

Remember D'banj called a fan a fool few days ago? Another fan tried to get on D'banj's nerves today, but before D'banj could read or reply the tweet, Don Jazzy already replied on his behalf.

Marriage is not for me - Seun Kuti

The Afrobeat prince who recently turned 30 told an Encomium mag reporter that he 'doesn't do marriage' when asked when he plans to get married...

"No, I don't do marriage. Anything that I stand the risk of potentially losing half of my earnings is not something I look forward to. Anything that has the potential of that for any reason whatsoever, I try not to indulge.

Sol Phenduka - Isolomzi ft. Cama Gwini (Official Video)

New Video : KaySwitch - Sister Caro Ft. D’banj

Monday, January 28, 2013

Med View Airline Mid-Air Air Disaster averted

What could have been a major airline disaster was yesterday averted as the Med View Airline made an emergency air return to Lagos after the second engine failed.
The Flight 214 airline, a Boeing 737-400 series marked 5N-BPA with 74 passengers on board made a return mid-air when the pilot heard a loud bang.
The passengers were thereafter to another aircraft, a Boeing 737-400 series belonging to the airline and flown safely t Abuja. Med View Airline commenced operation on domestic routes in November, 2012

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Stoned to death for involvement in beauty peagent

A teenage Muslim girl was stoned to death under 'Sharia law' after taking part in a beauty contest in Ukraine. Katya Koren, 19, was found dead in a village in the Crimea region near her home. Friends said she liked wearing fashionable clothes and had come seventh in a beauty contest. Her battered body was buried in a forest and was found a week after she disappeared. Katya Koren, 19, lived in the Crimea region of the Ukraine. Her battered body was found buried in woodland

MEND writes to tell Federal Goverment of the coming days as Henry Okah is convicted

MEND has come out to disclose that the Federal Government will be in for it as Henry Okah has been convicted by the South African Court claiming the Judgement was influenced by the Government

For complete mail 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Japan's Lady of Eternal Youth

Well, this is the 21st century and honestly speaking, a lot of people can do a lot of magic with Adobe Photoshop, but this is no photogimmicks, it is real. MASAKO MIZUTANI is a Japanese model and housewife and even though many will bet that she is just 16, she is actually a mother of two and is aged 43! 

Huangluo The World's First Long-Haired Village

It is said that the crowning beauty of a woman is her hair. Well, the ethnic Red Yao women of the Huangluo Village in China have taken the art of hair care to the next level. For them, the hair is the most important possession that any lady can have. They number around 82 households and they got their name from the red clothes that they wear traditionally. 

Their village is set in a very beautiful natural environment and they are strongly into maintaining their old traditions, one of which is an obsession with very long hair. To back up their claims, the Guinness Book of World Records has named the 'Long Hair Village' the 'world's longest hair village'. Of the 120 women in Huangluo, the average hair length is 1.7 meters and the longest can exceed 2.1 meters!!! That's taller than most people! Check out the pictures and judge for yourself.

These ladies believe that long hair brings good luck, fortune and blessings. Welcome to Huangluo, where the hair of the women brush against the surface of the road. And for those ladies in love with Brazilian or Indian hair, I guess Chinese hair is the best for you! :) 

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World record for the deformed face

Tang has worked his way in deforming his face in the most horrible way possible.
He was rewarded for his years of hard work with a $10,000 prize and medal of the Guinness World Record for the most twisted face in the world.
He challenged any person in the world who can make an even uglier face and will award $15,000.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Henry Okah's accomplice, Edmond Ebiwere, jailed for life

One of Henry Okah's accomplice, Edmond Ebiwere, has been  sentenced to life imprisonment today by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja for the 2010 Independence Day bombing that left 12 people dead and several  others injured. He was arrested on October 2nd in Abuja and was arraigned alongside Henry Okah and his brother Charles Okah.
Henry Okah had earlier been convicted by a South African court and may be transferred to Nigeria to serve his terms.

More photos after the cut shows him putting up resistance as he his been led away.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Thieves Rob Microsoft Office, Take Only iPads

Seriously, this must hurt. Someone raided Microsoft's Silicon Valley Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., and stole five iPads, but left all the Microsoft stuff just sitting there. This happened over the Christmas break. Not a big deal, as these things go. The iPads were worth about $3,000 in total. But still, not a great publicity coup. The news showed up first in a local Palo Alto paper, The Daily Post, after Microsoft reported the theft to police. (They might be wishing they hadn't done that.) Some people thought it might be a hoax, but apparently it's true. Wow.

Emma Nyra - Ori Mi Wu [Official Video]

Obasanjo to Govenor: How can I be colleague to a failure like you?

Every society has theirs. In Nigeria, it is our own Baba Iyabo from Ota. One may wonder if the Ota farmer will ever change. He recently broke a friendly protocol when  described Rochas Okorocha, Governor of  Imo State as failure saying:
 "How can I be a colleague of a failure? You are a failure in contesting the presidency of Nigeria!”

“Obasanjo is indeed PDP. But in the actual sense, he’s a national leader. He does not belong to the PDP alone but a national leader of Nigeria. If I have another opportunity to advise him, I will tell him to be the national leader of the country and not the national leader of the party.

“We are here to give honour to whom honour is due. Obasanjo will remain immovable and unshakable. He is a man that is very difficult to describe. He represents different things to different people. But for me, he represents a former colleague. We both ran for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. And later when he appointed me as his adviser, I gave him all the good advice.

“All the good things he did for those eight years, I advised him but all the bad ones he did, I travelled out of the country. I want to join Nigerians to celebrate this icon — this great and steadfast Nigerian, who is not afraid of fighting any battle. But when he starts fighting he doesn’t stop until he finishes fighting. He’s a general’s general and a soldier’s soldier.”

The ever hilarous former president however responded in a sharp twist saying  “I met Okorocha a long ago by virtue of the fact that he was brought up in Jos — one of the few cities that I found in the fifties and seventies as a genuine melting pot in Nigeria. He is a true Nigerian and when he wants to pull me down, he will say we are colleagues. How can I be a colleague of a failure? You are a failure in contesting the presidency of Nigeria!”

Federal Goverment to Ban sale of Energy drinks

The house of Representatives ha directed its Joint Committee on Health/Commerce to investigate the importation and distribution of the drinks, following a motion sponsored by a member, Mr. Yacoob Bush-Alebiosu.

He expressed concern that the drinks were first choice beverages among young people, especially on campuses, bars, clubs and social functions across the country.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Private Sector Rise To Rescue Police College

The private sector is taking up the challenge of fixing the dilapidated Police Training College in Lagos, as the Contemporary Group, a Lagos based construction and building Development Company is partnering with Channels Television to remodel and redesign the college.
In continuing our series on the Police College Ikeja, our correspondent, Ayoola Kassim, now reports on some of the efforts being made by the corporate world as a health centre which been donated by an organization, a lecture hall by a bank and a bore-hole water pump, has been donated by a religious organization.
A lot more still needs to be done and Channels TV welcomes all.
Source: Channels TV

Monday, January 21, 2013

A wife's unfailing love for hers husband

Kindly Read on…
A Wife’s Unfailing Love For Her Husband
I, Sarah Adams take you, Lawson Kuti as my lawful wedded husband, to love and to cherish, in sickness and in health, till death do us part” she smiled at him through her veil.
“You may now kiss your bride Mr. Lawson” The Pastor beckoned.
Lawson’s heart raced as he gently unveiled his bride’s face. She looked so beautiful. He gently bent over and placed a soft kiss on her lips. Sarah in turn embraced him tightly with tears of joy streaming down her face.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New release : WE MADE IT - eLDee ft. Sojay

This is a cool release from the stable of Trybe records. Relax and listen. Click to play after cut

No election in 2015 but 2014 - Pastor Tunde Bakare

Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Latter Assembly Bible Church had said there will be no election in 2015. Click to watch the video where he explained his position after cut

Monday, January 14, 2013

Farmer Builds A Meadow Of 6,000 Trees In Honour Of Late Wife

It is said that love is like a wind, you may not see or touch it but you will always feel it wherever it is present. For those who think true love, unflinching loyalty and sincere devotion are just myths, it must be stated that true love is like a miracle, only those who experience it can understand. Read the heart-rending story of love between a farmer and his wife. 
The wonderfully-made heart-shaped meadow Winston Howes made in honour of his late wife. True love is always distinct and different.

Tukur replaces Oyinlola as PDP secretary

By SaharaReporters, New York 
The crisis at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has further escalated today with the decision to shunt aside, the national secretary, former governor of Osun state Olagunsoye Oyinlola who was suddenly removed via a court order last week.
A fiat released by PDP chair, Bamangar Tukur via a terse press release said a deputy national secretary Solomon Onwe is ordered to resume the office as “Acting National Secretary” immediately
Onwe was Deputy National Secretary of the PDP  prior to his appointment by Tukur today.