Friday, November 17, 2017

EFCC Arrest Ex-Senate President,Anyim Pius Anyim

EFCC Arrest Ex-Senate President,Anyim Pius Anyim



Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, under the previous administration has been taken into custody by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city.

Anyim, who had also served as President of the Senate under the Olusegun Obasanjo administration, was still being held at the agency’s facility as at midnight Nigerian time.

This is a developing story…
26 Nigerian Girls Allegedly Murdered At Mediterranean Sea Buried In Italy

26 Nigerian Girls Allegedly Murdered At Mediterranean Sea Buried In Italy


The 26 girls who were reportedly sexually abused and murdered on the Mediterranean Sea while trying to cross into Italy.

2 men had been apprehended in connection to the deaths of the girls, mostly aged between 14 and 18.

A journalist with AP Trisha Thomas shared a photo of the girls in their caskets at the Italian cemetery in Salerno.

Another journalist with Channel 4 News Paraic O’Brien also shared on his Twitter a clip of women laying flowers on the caskets. 




Ex-President Jonathan Responds After Tinubu Awards Him Gold Medal For Corruption

Ex-President Jonathan Responds After Tinubu Awards Him Gold Medal For Corruption



A few hours after one of the prominent leaders of the All Progressives Party, APC, and a former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu awarded erstwhile President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan a gold medal for corruption and a red card for poor governance, the former president has issued a response.

Tinubu made the disparaging comment when he delivered a keynote address at the presentation of the book: “Making Steady, Sustainable Progress – for Nigeria’s Peace and Prosperity’’, which took place at the Presidential Banquet hall, Abuja.

Tinubu said: “So much money grew feet and ran faster than Jamaican runner, Usain Bolt, ever could. That which could have been spent on national development was squandered in ways that would cause the devil to blush.

“One minister and her rogues’ gallery picked the pocket of this nation for billions of dollars. While poor at governance, these people could give a master thief lessons in the sleight of hand. In governance, they earned a red card but in the corruption, they won the gold medal.

“It was not that our institutions had become infected by corruption. Corruption has become institutionalized.”

President Jonathan responded in a statement through one of his spokespersons, Reno Omokri.

Facts Have Deserted Bola Tinubu Faster Than Usain Bolt...

Again my attention has been drawn to disparaging comments made by Mr. Bola Ahmed Tinubu against former President Goodluck Jonathan and his administration.
In the said comments, Mr. Tinubu said: “The prior government used the public treasury as a private hedge fund or a charity that limited its giving only to themselves,” he said.

“So much money grew feet and ran away faster than Usain Bolt ever could. That which could have been spent on national development was squandered in ways that would cause the devil to blush.”
Speaking further, the former Lagos State Governor said:

“Boko Haram would have taken more territory and more lives would have been lost to insurgency if Jonathan had remained in power.”

I would now address these allegations point by point using verifiable facts.
First of all, the only global body for monitoring corruption is Transparency International which releases an annual Corruption Perception Index.

It is a fact that Nigeria made her most improvement in Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perception Index In 2014 under President Jonathan when we moved from 144 to 136 representing an improvement of 8 points.

Transparency International observed the Jonathan administration’s fight against the corruption in Nigeria’s fertilizer procurement regime, the use of technology to remove 50,000 Federal ghost workers and the speed at which the then President fired ministers accused of corruption or conflict of interests.

From that time till today, Nigeria has not made any improvements and has remained at 136 where Jonathan left us because Transparency International deals with facts, not opinions or media trial.
Other than media sensationalism, there have been no convictions of financial misappropriation stemming from the Jonathan era.

However, we do know that it is a fact that the allegedly corrupt pension thief, Abdulrasheed Maina, was dismissed and declared wanted by the Jonathan administration.

We also now know that it is a fact that the present Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, met with Maina in Dubai. We know that Maina’s family revealed in a press conference that Maina was invited back to Nigeria by the present government. It is also a fact that Maina was recalled, reinstated and given double promotion by the current administration.

Moreover, we know from the Head of Service’s leaked memo that President Muhammadu Buhari was aware of this entire saga.

Perhaps Asiwaju Bola Tinubu mistook the Usain Bolt speed at which Maina was smuggled back into the country and reinstated for the unproven claims of corruption under Jonathan.

We also know that it is a fact that $25 billion worth of contracts were awarded at the NNPC without due process. It is also a fact that this is the highest ever such amount involved in Nigeria’s history.

Again, perhaps it is this amount that Tinubu meant when he said “So much money grew feet and ran away faster than Usain Bolt ever could”. Or perhaps he was referring to Babachir Lawal.

Nigerians should note that on the 7th of March 2014, then President Jonathan said “I am loyal to Nigeria’s economy. I don’t have accounts or property abroad.”

Till date, nobody has been able to contradict that statement because it is true.
Can Bola Tinubu or anybody in the APC leadership make a similar claim?

On the issue of Boko Haram and terrorism, it is a fact that there is only one global body recognized to monitor terrorism and that is the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) which releases the annual Global Terrorism Index.

It is a fact that between 2013 and 2014, Nigeria under President Jonathan was unfortunately listed as the fourth most terrorized nation in the world.
However, in the latest Global Terrorism Index released yesterday (November 15, 2017) by the Institute for Economics and Peace, Nigeria has deteriorated from where Jonathan left it and is now the third most terrorized nation.

In 2015, President Jonathan ensured that elections held in every local government in Borno states, but last month, the United Nations declared that they could no longer operate in certain local governments of Borno state. So who is fooling who?

So if according to Transparency International, Nigeria was less corrupt under Jonathan than it is today and according to the Institute for Economics and Peace, Nigeria is more terrorized today than it was under Jonathan, it becomes clear that Bola Tinubu has no factual basis to make the claims he made.


Video: Shiikane – Oga Police Reloaded

Video: Shiikane – Oga Police Reloaded


The Sister Trio named SHiiKANE are back with a new video for their club smash single “Oga Police Reloaded”.

As well as being the Executive producers of this alternative piece, the video was also directed by SHiiKANE and London based director @McTv. These ladies are in a league of their own, Africas No1 Female Group are definitely here to stay!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Late Nigerian Author Chinua Achebe Gets His Own Google Doodle

Late Nigerian Author Chinua Achebe Gets His Own Google Doodle


A Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s homepage that is intended to celebrate holidays, events, achievements and people. Late Nigerian author Chinua Achebe has now been honoured by tech giant, Google as an important figure of 20th century literature.

The doodle is marking what would have been Achebe’s 87th birthday yesterday, November 16. He died in March of 2013 at the age of 82, having collected accolades that included the Man Booker International Prize, St. Louis Literary Award and the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade
Neymar Covers  Man About Town Magazine's 10th Anniversary Issue

Neymar Covers Man About Town Magazine's 10th Anniversary Issue


In an exclusive interview with Man About Town Magazine for their tenth anniversary edition, the Brazilian striker offered an amazing insight into his life, on and off the pitch.

His £198million move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain made headlines worldwide, but even that has been trumped by the sex allegations against Weinstein in the US.


Weinstein is accused of sexual assault and harassment spanning decades, with over 60 women coming forward to tell their tales of the producer’s sordid abuse.

And the Samba star had his own thoughts on the celeb scandal.



He said: “I’m against any kind of abuse. A celebrity, an authority or any other kind of person, it’s wrong.
 
“As for this case, I hope justice is done.”

Much of the interview, with photos shot by Mario Testino, discussed how Neymar deals with the pressures of being a global megastar.

Yet despite his untold wealth, he is very much a family man.
Rochas Okorocha Set To Unveil Statue Of Ghana President, Akufo Addo

Rochas Okorocha Set To Unveil Statue Of Ghana President, Akufo Addo


In his bid to turn Imo State into the home of statues, the Governor of the State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has perfected plans to unveil the statue of the Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo.

The commissioning of the statue of Akufo-Addo is coming shortly after Okorocha unveiled those of the South African and Liberian Presidents, Jacob Zuma and Mrs. Elle Sirleaf-Johnson respectively.
Even though there has been a serious public outcry on the past unveiling and naming of streets after Zuma and Sirleaf-Johnson, Okorocha is defying all and going ahead to unveil more statues in what he calls the Imo Hall of Fame.

According to Imo City News, the statue of Akufo-Addo is ready and will be commissioned as soon as the Ghanaian leader comes to the state on a working visit and will also be given a chieftaincy title while another road will be named after him as well.
A Ghanaian online media outfit, YEN.com.gh, has also reported on the Akufo-Addo statue with this report:

“A statue of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been completed and is set to be unveiled in Owerri, the capital city of the Nigerian State of Imo.

The Governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, who sanctioned the building of the statue, is expected to commission it at a yet to be announced date.

President Akufo-Addo and Governor Okorocha have struck a cordial relationship since the former was elected as Ghana president last year. It will be recalled that Nana Akufo-Addo, as president-elect, visited Imo State for the celebration of their Thanksgiving Day as the Special Guest of Honour.

He joins President Jacob Zuma of South Africa and President Ellen Sirleaf-Johnson in this regard as they already have their statues in the state.”

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Nicki Minaj Breaks The Internet With Her Paper Magazine Cover

Nicki Minaj Breaks The Internet With Her Paper Magazine Cover



Nicki Minaj’s eye-popping Paper magazine cover has been released – and just like Kim Kardashian, she’s trying to break the internet.

The rapper, 34, shared the risqué cover with her millions of fans on Tuesday and it promptly sent the internet into meltdown.

The bold cover, shot by Ellen von Unwerth, features three Nicki’s all donning a different barely-there outfit.

Of course it was the middle Nicki – dressed only in latex pink shorts and nipple pasties – that drew the most attention. The other two outfits in comparison are relatively tame.

Left: Dress by Nene L.A. Shiro

Center: Underwear by Baroness, boots by Saint Laurent, bracelets by FANASKII, choker by Djula

Right: Bodysuit by A.F. Vandevorst, belt is vintage Giorgio Armani, earrings by Fallon and boots by Pleaser Shoes

Photography by Ellen von Unwerth
Styling by Nicki Minaj

Hair by Tokyo Stylez
Makeup by Sheika Daley using M.A.C.
Nails by Tina Le
Photo Assistants: Sean O’Neill, Shane Ian Burke, Ryan Hickey
Production: Clara Rea, Louise Lund & Devon Reitzel Munson for kf Production
Fashion Assistants: Sam Woolf, Ella Cepeda, Tasmin Meyer Ersahin and Hannah Lifshutz
Tailor: Cynthia Noble
Set Stylist: Tom Criswell
Hair Assistant: Dionna Cannon
Production Assistants: Jose Bota, Ana Sofia Pomales, Gregorio Acuna
Location: Pelican Hotel & Cafe
Video: DJ Xclusive – Belle

Video: DJ Xclusive – Belle


SuperStar Dj Xclusive has released the visuals to his brand new single titled ‘BELLE’, Produced by Dj Xclusive & Gospelondebeatz. This is a masterpiece from the SuperStarDj Himself.

The Belle Dance Challenge is still going on and the winner gets 1Million Naira cash. Entry Closes 24th of December #BelleDance.

 Watch!

President Buhari Urges Zimbabwe’s Military To Respect Constitution

President Buhari Urges Zimbabwe’s Military To Respect Constitution




President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed for calm and respect for the constitution in neighboring African country, Zimbabwe, after what appears to be an ongoing military takeover of President Robert Mugabe‘s government.

In a press statement signed by President Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, the president said the military should tread carefully so as to prevent unnecessary conflict.

The president said, “Every attempt must be made to resolve all contentious issues by constitutional means in Zimbabwe to save the country from avoidable political instability.”

Several armoured vehicles were seen driving down main roads outside the Zimbabwean capitalon Tuesday, November 14, as tension erupted between Mugabe’s regime and the military that has been a key buttress to his 37-year reign.

According to reports, military spokesman, Maj Gen SB Moyo announced on national television that President Mugabe and his family are safe.
Zimbawean Army Overthrows Pres.Robert Mugabe,Puts Him Under House Arrest

Zimbawean Army Overthrows Pres.Robert Mugabe,Puts Him Under House Arrest


 Despite detaining President Mugabe and seizing control of state-run media, Maj. General Sibusiso Moyo assured the public that the military is not taking over Zimbabwe's government.

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Residents along the streets of this capital city grappled with a new reality Wednesday after the military sidelined President Robert Mugabe, its leader for the past 37 years.

Once heralded for seizing power from British rule and the nation's white elites, the 93-year-old's tenure in recent years has been marked by human rights abuses and economic collapse in what was once one of the African continent's most promising and prosperous nations.

"Mugabe was president since I was born," said Kudakwashe Gore, 32, a mechanic. "He was spoiling his legacy by failing to pass on the baton."

Military forces detained Mugabe, the world's oldest head of state, and his wife, Grace Mugabe, 52, and placed them under house arrest early Wednesday after weeks of political tumult rocked the nation.

“I am excited that the Mugabe dictatorial era has come to an end," said George Makoni, 37, a media advocacy officer at a non-governmental organization. "I am also afraid this political uncertainty could lead to anarchy and chaos if not properly managed."

Tanks rolled down Harare's boulevards and gunfire could be heard on the streets as the military seized government offices and state-run media outlets. But military officials insisted the actions didn't constitute a coup, rather an effort to apprehend "criminals" who had ensnared the nation's first family.
"As soon as we have accomplished our mission, we expect that the situation will return to normalcy," Major General Sibusiso Moyo announced in a televised address early Wednesday. He added the Mugabe family was "safe and sound and their security is guaranteed."
The military had announced Monday it would "step in" to quell the turmoil within the president's ruling party, the Zimbabwe African National Union — Patriotic Front, or ZANU-PF.


The party had splintered into two competing factions amid discussions over who would succeed the Mugabe, drawing lines in the sand between Grace Mugabe and one of the nation's two vice-presidents, Emmerson Mnangagwa.

President Mugabe fired Mnangagwa last week, accusing him of plotting to take over as leader. Mnangagwa, whose whereabouts were unclear Wednesday, fled the country citing threats to himself and his family.

Mnangagwa's departure cleared the way for disciplinary action against 100 senior officials and his supporters, which in turn opened the door for Grace Mugabe to position herself as the party's next leader and nation's next president.

Now that the military has taken the Mugabe out of play, Mnangagwa could be reinstated and assume leadership.

"One can't just read this as an army takeover," said Teddy Brett, a professor of international development at the London School of Economics. "They've created a situation where they can move their man into position and hopefully turn Mugabe into a puppet who balances all the forces but doesn't make decisions."

Neighboring countries announced plans to send leaders to negotiate and encourage a peaceful transition of power. South African President Jacob Zuma's office said the South African defense and security ministers were being sent to meet with Mugabe and officials from Zimbabwe’s army.

The U.S. State Department asked the country's leaders to exercise restraint, saying the Trump administration was “concerned by recent actions undertaken by Zimbabwe’s military forces." The U.S. “does not take sides in matters of internal Zimbabwean politics and does not condone military intervention in political processes,” it said in a statement.


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FG Revokes Residence Permits Of Expatriates In Atiku’s Intels, Other Companies

FG Revokes Residence Permits Of Expatriates In Atiku’s Intels, Other Companies



The residence permits of expatriate staff of 6 companies, including Intels Nigeria Ltd., reportedly owned by Atiku Abubakar, have been revoked by the Comptroller-General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede.

Sunday James, Public Relations Officer of the Immigration Service, made this known in a statement on Wednesday, Punch reports.

The affected staff have also been ordered to leave the country before November 30, 2017, otherwise they will be deported.

This is coming after the Federal Government voided Intels’ contract with the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), describing the contract as “illegal as formed.”

The House of Representatives had previously ordered the reversal of the termination until the House could ascertain if due process was followed before the termination of the contract.

According to Punch, James, in his statement, said the revocation of the residence permits was in the exercise of the powers vested on the Comptroller General in Section 39 sub-section 1 of Immigration Act 2015 and Section 5, sub-section 5 of the Immigration Regulation, 2017. He said:
The Comptroller/General of Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, hereby revokes the residence permits of the expatriate staff of the underlisted companies.
Consequently, the CGI has directed that the expatriate staff of the affected companies leave Nigeria not later than November 30, 2017, failure of which they might be recommended to the Minister of Interior for deportation.
British Hairdresser,Daryll Rowe Found Guilty Of Deliberately Infecting Men With HIV

British Hairdresser,Daryll Rowe Found Guilty Of Deliberately Infecting Men With HIV


In what is an unprecedented move in England, a man has been found guilty of deliberately infecting people with the HIV virus.

Daryll Rowe, a hairdresser, attempted infecting 10 men he met on Grindr with HIV, succeeding in 4 cases.

According to Telegraph, he was, on Wednesday, convicted of five counts of grievous bodily harm with intent, and five counts of attempting to do so.

Rowe had reportedly told his victims that he was HIV negative, pushing that they have unprotected sex.

Whenever the victims insisted on using a condom, Rowe would reportedly tamper with the condoms, causing them to rip.

He’d later send mocking text messages to the men, telling them he had infected them with HIV.
“Maybe you have the fever. I came inside you and I have HIV LOL. Oops!” one of the men said Rowe texted him.

Rowe was reportedly diagnosed with HIV in 2015, and refused vaccination for common illnesses HIV-positive patients are susceptible to.

He also refused antiretroviral drugs which slow the development of the virus and make those infected with HIV less contagious.

He would meet men on Grindr and try to infect them, the men revealed.

Another victim of his, who had insisted on him using a condom, got a text a few days after their meet, saying: “Haha I hope you enjoyed my cum in you. I bet you noticed that.”

A month after, he went for an HIV test and was tested positive.

Watch the victim speak below:

This is the first time anyone has been found guilty of deliberately infecting someone with HIV in England.

Photo Credit: @PA


“Quit The Drama Of Looking For Reasons To Leave Someone” – Toke Makinwa

“Quit The Drama Of Looking For Reasons To Leave Someone” – Toke Makinwa



Media personality Toke Makinwa is out with a new episode of her vlog “Toke Moments” and in this episode she’s talking about girl problems.

According to her, this week she is all about growth as she advices ladies to stop looking for excuses to leave relationships; if you want to leave, just leave. Quit the drama of looking for reasons to leave someone.

Watch below!


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Video: 9ice – Basiri Mi

Video: 9ice – Basiri Mi


Award-winning singer, Abolore Akande popularly known as 9ice teams up with ace director, Clarence Peters for the video for his song, “Basiri Mi“.

The video for the Tonywhy produced track is a delightful masterpiece that gives a fresh breath to the song which was released a few months ago.

Hit Play below!

 
Aguero Hospitalised After Collapsing During Half-Time Against Nigeria

Aguero Hospitalised After Collapsing During Half-Time Against Nigeria


Argentina’s forward Sergio Aguero was reportedly rushed to the hospital after he collapsed during half-time in the friendly match against Nigeria.

Aguero had scored a goal in the first half, putting Argentina ahead by 2 goals, but while in the dressing room, he collapsed.

He was hurried out of the Stadion FK in Krasnodar, Russia to the hospital.

While it was reported soon after that he had regained consciousness, Argentina Football team’s Twitter account clarified that he was taken to the hospital as a precaution. It wrote:
Aguero suffered a collapse and was therefore taken to carry out routine studies merely as a precaution.
Photo Credit: Instagram – Aguero

Monday, November 13, 2017

Tekno Ft. Wizkid – Mama

Tekno Ft. Wizkid – Mama



Tekno and Wizkid join forces on this brand new single titled “MAMA“. The Spotless-produced track is an Afrobeat tune with inspirational lyrics which loads of people can relate with.

Both acts came from relative obscurity and worked their way up to stardom, and it’s reflected perfectly on this piece.

The Made Men Music Group performer delivers an inspiring mid-tempo tune with a weighty message, that is sure to make “Mama” a signature number and a global smash.

Listen, download, share, and add to your playlists right away. I’m pretty sure you’ll be hearing this song everywhere this December.

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Earthquake Hits Iran-Iraq As Death Toll Rises Above 200

Earthquake Hits Iran-Iraq As Death Toll Rises Above 200


More than 200 people are dead and more than 2,500 injured after a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the border region between Iran and Iraq late Sunday.

Iran’s Press TV said the highest number of casualties in the country occurred in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab, Kermanshah province, with the country’s semi-official Mehr news agency saying 100 of the 207 reported dead were from that town alone.

In the Kurdish region of northern Iraq, seven deaths were reported.

While most of the deaths reported so far have been in Iran, the quake’s epicenter was across the border in Iraq, about 350 kilometers (217 miles) north of Baghdad.

Seven people were killed and 301 injured in the Kurdish region of Iraq, according to Rekawt Hama Rashee, the health minister of the Kurdish Regional Government. Rasheed said most of the injuries were minor.

Four were killed in Darbandikhan, where a dam was hit by falling rocks. Rahman Shikhani, the head of the Darbandikhan Dam told CNN that cracks were spotted in the upper part of the dam but there was no water leakage.

Shikhani said a specialized team was working on assessing the damage to the dam and begin repairs. Residents in nearby areas were told to evacuate in case there were more tremors.

Video from AFP also showed crushed buildings in Darbandikhan. Dozens of people from the town were wounded, according to Omar Ahmad, the governor of Sulaimaniya province.

Iraq’s Meteorological Organization issued a warning on Iraqi State TV urging citizens to stay away from buildings and to refrain from using elevators.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi tweeted Monday that he has “instructed civil defense teams and health and aid agencies to do all that they can to provide assistance” to those affected by the quake.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei sent a message of condolence, and urged military and civilian help to be dispatched to quake victims.

Shocks were also felt in Pakistan, Lebanon, Kuwait and Turkey, news agencies in those countries reported.

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Brymo Is 'Making Music His Own Way' As He Covers Guardian Life Magazine

Brymo Is 'Making Music His Own Way' As He Covers Guardian Life Magazine


Byrmo (real name Olawale Ashimi) is a songwriter and composer, who was signed to Chocolate City in 2010. The musician is recognized for his hit songs, Ara, Good Morning and more melodies.
Guardian Life had a chat with him where he discussed making music his own way.


Grab a copy of The Guardian Newspaper today to read the exclusive interview.