Sunday, July 24, 2016

Details of padded Budget goes viral. Yakubu Dogara, Lasun, Leo and co involved .See the documents here.

Speaker House of reps,Yakubu Dogara, Deputy speaker,Lasun,and others padded 2016 budget.

Gov Ortom's SSA on Environment,Nathaniel Ikyur resumes work,inspects blocked drainages in Makurdi . (Photos)

Senior Special Assistant to Gov Samuel Ortom on Public Utilities and Environment,Mr Nathaniel Ikyur yesterday went round Makurdi city to inspect and access blocked channels causing flooding in Makurdi town...Most of the areas he visited were blocked with sand, plastic bottles and bags.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

168,843 pupils write JSS1 placement test in Lagos.

About 168,843 primary six pupils, from both public and private schools in Lagos State, sat for the 2016/2017 placement test into Junior Secondary School I on Saturday.

FG to launch new 4-year education strategy — minister

The Federal Government said on Saturday that it would soon launch a new education strategy, 2016 to 2020, to serve as a guiding framework for transforming the sector.

Munich shootings: Buhari condoles with Germany, calls for united force against evil

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep shock at the shootings which recently rocked Munich, Germany, killing at least 9 persons.

Flying Eagles Eliminated From U-20 AFCON Qualifiers By Sudan

Nigeria’s Flying Eagles have crashed out of next year’s U-20 Africa Cup of Nations 6-6 on aggregate after losing 4-3 to 10-man Sudan in Lagos on Saturday to lose out on away goals.

Family asks Buhari to investigate Marshall Harry’s death

Following reports that the Federal Government has ordered the re-opening of investigations into the murder of Bola Ige and Aminasoari Dikibo, the family of late Chief Marshall Harry wants it extended to his death.

Hold Wike responsible for INEC office fire – APC

The All Progressives Congress in Rivers State, has urged security agencies to hold Governor Nyesom Wike responsible for Friday’s arson on Independent National Electoral Commission’s office in Bori.

DSS arrests mastermind of Buhari’s overthrow hoax

The Department of State Services has arrested one Jones Abari, aka Gen. Akotebe Darikoro, for the alleged mastermind of a hoaxed plan to overthrow President Muhammad Buhari by the military.

First Medical Doctors of Benue state university visit fmr Gov Gabriel Suswam in Makurdi.

The first graduating medical doctors from Benue State university today paid a solidarity visit to former Benue state governor,Gabriel Suswam to show their respect to him for been the one behind their academic success.

Ekiti people will serve me forever because I'm a demigod – Fayose

The Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, made the revelation yesterday while appearing as guest on FRESH 105.9FM Ibadan, Oyo Stage. His words: “I didn’t collect money for election from anybody. My father had prayed for me that if I continue to be righteous, Ekiti people will serve me forever.

How a passenger died in a cab after being abandoned by the driver, out of police fear.

The eyewitness account: "Today, I took my precious mum to the park, but when I was coming back, I met people gathered, when I parked, I was told a man boarded a taxi at Dangotte area of Ilorin, Kwara State and died before getting to Offa garage junction, just like a 5-minute drive.

Update| Congolese musician Koffi Olomide deported from Kenya for publicly assaulting a woman.

Remember the footage i posted about Olomide assaulting a dancer in Kenya,The 60 year old Congolese star was arrested yesterday after the video of him kicking one of his female dancers, shortly after landing in the country, went viral. He was, this morning, deported to Congo.
That's better.

Again, fire guts Kano market.

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The Abubakar Rimi market located in sabon gari area of Fagge local government area in Kano state on Saturday morning went up in flames again.

Sunderland appoint Moyes coach

Sunderland have appointed former Manchester United manager David Moyes to replace Sam Allardyce as boss at the Stadium of Light, the Premier League club said on Saturday.

Nepotism in Buhari’s govt, the worst in Nigeria’s history –Junaid Mohammed

In this interview with JOHN ALECHENU, former Joint House Leader of the defunct Peoples Redemption Party and Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, as well as a member of the Defence Committee in the Second Republic, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, speaks about the Buhari administration’s anti-corruption war, the arms probe and other national issues. Excerpts:

PHOTO: LG Chairmanship aspirant in Benue names daughter after Governor’s wife "Angel Eunice Erdoo Patrick Newman"

An aspirant in the forthcoming local government elections in Benue State has named his daughter after the Governor’s wife, Mrs Eunice Erdoo Ortom.

Mr Patrick Newman, a chairmanship aspirant for Kwande local government disclosed this on social media when he presented the baby to the Governor.

He said, “The day Gov. Samuel Ortom,
the Executive Governor, Benue State blessed my new born baby,
Angel Eunice Erdoo Patrick Newman.”

He isn't the first shaaaa,

Dogara vs Jubrin: Present evidence or keep quiet, APC tells Jubrin

The deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has challenged the sacked Chairman House Committee on Appropriation, Jubrin Abdulmumini, to provide evidences of his claim that four principal officers of the green chamber were involved in padding the 2016 budget.

I'm ready to spend BIG on new players - Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has stressed that he is ready to spend big if the right candidate becomes available.

Security officials rescue 9year old chained,malnourished boy at Celestial Church Ajiwo.(Photos)

This is terribly heartbreaking!
A malnourished 9-year-old boy was rescued at Celestial Church of Christ key of Joy Parish Ajiwo yesterday, July 22. This is terrible! And they were able to worship God for those weeks with the little boy chained like an animal? NSCDC officers rescued the boy named Taiwo Korede,the case has since been transferred to the appropriate authority for further investigation. see more pictures

How brothers killed two people to implicate sibling over inheritance (photo)

In a wicked attempted to implicate their eldest brother over a family inheritance, two brothers, Saidi and Idris Amadu, from Asa Local Government Area of Kwara State, have confessed to killing a woman, Rohimat Kehinde, and a young girl, Fasilat Azeez,

Unpaid salaries, pension: Over 1,300 die in states …succumb to illness, frustration, others

The grim reality of non-payment of workers’ salaries in most states of the federation is biting harder.
At least over 1,300 civil servants and retirees have died in most states of the federation as a result of hunger, sickness and frustration, among others.

USA 2016: Hillary Clinton picks Tim Kaine as running mate

Hillary Clinton on Friday tapped Tim Kaine, a popular Spanish-speaking senator from the swing state of Virginia, to be her running mate in the White House showdown against Donald Trump.

EFCC releases Omisore after 19 days in detention

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday released a former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, after 19 days in detention.
It was learnt that Omisore was released on bail by the commission after meeting his bail conditions.

Junaid Mohammed accuses President Buhari of turning National affair into family affair,lists some appointments here.

Well we don't know how true this is but according to Junaid,
‘’Mamman Daura is a powerful member of President Buhari’s kitchen cabinet. In fact, he is considered by most as the de facto Vice President of Nigeria.

Dogara, others using Police to monitor, harass me  - Jubrin

….. writes IGP

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and three Principal members accused of padding the budget with N40 billion are using Police to harass, monitor and intimidate, the former Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, Abdulmunin Jibrin, his lawyers have said.

Aggrieved senators reject Saraki’s peace moves

In spite of fresh overtures with juicy committees, Senators opposed to the emergence of Dr. Bukola Saraki as the President of the Senate were yesterday insisted on seeing through the ongoing trial of Saraki and the Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu.

Tweet of the day.

Photo credit Sahara Reporters

Alaska Supreme Court Rules That Teens Don't Need to Notify Their Parents Before Getting an Abortion

The Alaska Supreme Court has deemed a new state law, which requires teens to notify their parents before getting an abortion, unconstitutional.

According to the Associated Press ,The majority opinion written by Justice Daniel Winfree states that the court is not concerned with whether abortion is right or wrong or whether abortions should be available to minors without restriction. He said the focus in this case is on whether the law complies with the constitution’s equal protection provisions. It does not, he said.

Justice Dana Fabe, who was chief justice when the case was heard, in a concurring opinion said that while she disagreed with the conclusion that the law violates equal protection, she believes it violates fundamental privacy rights. “I believe that the Alaska Constitution permits a parental notification law, but not one that contains provisions that are among the most restrictive of any state’s notification laws,” her concurrence states.

Abortion activists have been speaking out against the law—which requires minors to wait 48 hours to get an abortion after telling their parents (unless they get parental permission to have the procedure sooner)—and the way it violates teens’ privacy rights since it was voted on in 2010.

The law, as CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands Christine Charbonneau points out, can have dangerous ripple effects because some teens “live in dangerous homes and cannot go to their parents.”

Source JZB blog

Fabulous & Cute | Karrueche Tran’ rocks splendid striped Capistan Pants.

Karrueche Tran was spotted out and about in LA with BFF Christina Milian in $71 Splendid Striped Capistan Pants:

She completed her look with a yellow Goyard Saigon bag.

Her wide-leg pants feature classic stripes and a drawstring waist.

Simple and chic!

One Dies, Several Others Wounded As Church Building Collapses In Delta

A church building belonging to the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Movement collapsed on Tuesday, in Asaba, the capital city of Delta State, claiming one life and leaving several others wounded.

The collapse almost claimed the lives of over 1000 worshippers and children who cheated death by a whisker.

It was gathered that the church which is located at Jarret Street is the regional headquarters of the church, with a smaller building where members worship pending the completion of the building.

The frontage of the church building and other parts of the church under construction were completely destroyed, trapping four persons working on the site.

According to an eyewitness, one of the trapped victims, identified as Obiora Ikechukwu in his 20s, was among several other victims seen being rushed to St. Rebecca’s Hospital where he gave up the ghost.

SaharaReporters learned that the church collapse was due to the alleged usage of substandard materials.

As worshippers and some residents of the area were seen discussing the incident, the atmosphere was a gloomy one.

Confirming the story, one of the church leaders who did not mention his name disclosed that only four persons who were working on the building sustained injuries, adding that he could not ascertain what really caused the collapse of the building.

The church later, however, confirmed that a senior pastor and some elders of the church were invited by the police for questioning over the collapsed building but were later allowed to leave after the questioning, adding that investigation has commenced into the collapsed building by the police.

Source: SaharaReporters

Tompolo’s father brutalized, leg amputated,family harassed and intimidated.

Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo has said on Friday, July 22, that his family and associates were under siege by security agents.
Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo warns that the brutality of his people is becoming too much.

Tompolo said the agents have treated his 84-year-old father roughly in Kurutie community, Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South-West Local Government.

According to The Vanguard, the brutal treatment meted to his father resulted in the amputation of his lower limbs, two weeks ago.

Tompolo made the disclosure in an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, which he indicated might be his last.

He said the continuous harassment and intimidation was getting out of hand, and he does not deserve it.

The ex-militant chief said after the military invaded Kurutie and brutalized his father, sympathizers managed to rescue him to Warri, where the hospital admitted him. “Sadly, one of his lower limbs was amputated two weeks ago. From the doctor’s report, it will be a thing of miracle if he survives this incident”.

“Is this 84- year- old man also a member of the Niger Delta Avengers that they brutalized to the point of death?” he asked.

He said that the harassment and intimidation was by the Nigeria Army, Navy and Department of State Services, DSS, in connivance with two chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta state, Chief Ayiri Emami and Chief Michael Johnny.

The ex-militant leader asked President Buhari: “Will Your Excellency accept this in good faith if this was done to your father or someone of this age in your family?”

Meanwhile, a report by Vanguard indicates that the Nigerian military have arrested suspected associates of ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, in Warri, Delta state.

A source who revealed the information said two of Tompolo’s ally a member of Delta Waterways and Land Security Committee (DWLSC) and an ex-councilor were arrested by soldiers on Tuesday, July 19.

The name of the duo arrest were given as Simon Bebenimibo and Bomboy Oluwa, who were said to have been taken to the military barracks in Effurun.

Reacting to the arrest, spokesperson of the Ijaw People Development Initiative (IPDI), Daniel Ezekiel, condemned the military for allegedly breaking into the residence of the DWLSC member through the roof and arresting him without a court warrant.

Friday, July 22, 2016


By Perry Chubu

For some personal reasons, I have refrained from commenting on any political issue in Benue state lately. Not even when the the news broke that some Nigerian legislators were indicted for soliciting for prostitutes in the US where I also liv,e was I willing to offer my two cents.

250 members of youth vigilante group, Civilian-JTF join Nigerian Army

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A total number of 250 ex-members of the youth vigilante, Civilian-JTF, who had been supporting the Nigerian military in the fight against Boko Haram, have concluded military training and have been fully inducted into the Nigerian Army.

Multiple deaths at shooting rampage in German shopping mall

Gunmen went on a shooting rampage in a shopping mall in the southern German city of Munich on Friday, killing and wounding many people, police said.

Aisha Buhari to travel to US from Aug 1st to 10th for meetings and other functions.

SaharaReporters has learned details of the First Lady of Nigeria Aisha Buhari’s upcoming trip to the United States this August. News of Mrs. Buhari’s trip to the US follows accusations by embattled Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose that she was involved in the famous Halliburton scandal and, as a consequence, cannot go to the US for fear of being arrested.

Lesbian S*x, Drug Addiction & Stealing: How Lagos Big Girls Exposed Themselves on Twitter (Photos)

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Some luxurious lifestyles and s*exual relationships with two crop of society ladies called the Lagos Big Girls, were greatly exposed last night on Twitter and the story is very fascinating as it gave an insight into the other side of the ‘Big Girls’ story many people are yet to read.

Waiting for fmr Gov Of Benue state , Gabriel Suswam?? What's with his rising political profile again?

Some PDP youths lead by the PDP state youth leader Teryima Azenga and his Mkd counterpart Steven Datsu,were spotted waiting for former Benue state governor , Gabriel Suswam at, SRS junction North Bank.see more pictures.

Sahara Reporters exposes Interior Minister,Abdulrahman Danbazau 's estate in US valued at $3million + others.

An investigation by SaharaReporters into the assets of Nigeria’s Minister of Interior, Lieutenant-General Abdulrahman Dambazau (ret.) has discovered that he and his wife own properties in the US whose total worth, in millions of dollars, raise questions about the source of the minister’s funds. Two real estate consultants told our correspondents that the properties traced to Mr. Dambazau have an estimated value in excess of three million dollars in the US alone.

CJ to Judge: You must continue with ex-Gov. Suswam’s fraud case.

Suswam is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission along with his Commissioner of Finance, Okolobia Okpanachi, on a nine-count charge bordering on conspiracy, abuse of office and diversion of state funds to the tune of N3.1 billion

Policemen gun down okada rider during clash in Zaki Biam,Benue ( Disturbing Pics)

​A motorcyclist was allegedly gunned down by men of the Nigerian police in a deadly clash between police and Okada riders in Zaki Biam, Benue state today 22 July 2016. The Okada riders in the area who are seen carrying the corpse of their colleague -have mobilized themselves for a serious protest against the police force.see more pictures

Photos | Former Nollywood actor, Kayode Ogunyemi marries Irish Guy.

Former Nollywood actor, Kayode Ogunyemi who was very famous for his role in the now rested popular series, Doctors Quarters, is living happily with his Irish husband, Keegan in the UK now. Kayode who is now Mr Keegan, tied the knot with his husband in March last year. Continue to see photos of Kayode and his husband after the cut.

Governors set to go for vocational training in Germany

Six governors from the six geopolitical zones are planning a trip to Germany for vocational training. Chairman of the governors forum and governor of Zamfara state, Abdulaziz Yari, said this after a meeting with representative of the German government at the Presidential Villa yesterday July 21st. According to him, the vocational programme is of interest to the states.

“We received some presentation from the German Ambassador, prior to our trip to Germany, for the vocational programme.” he said

Ebonyi state lawmaker, Maria Ude Nwachi shares photos from her holiday in the UK

Maria Ude Nwachi, a member of the Ebonyi state House of Assembly is currently in the UK on holiday and she appears to be having a swell time. Checkout her blond hair and sagged jeans. Maria made the news few weeks ago after she promised to sell the newly purchased SUV she got from the state government and use the proceeds to empower members of her constituency. Maria shared these photos on her Facebook wall and wrote;

Footage of Makosa star, Koffi Olomide kicking one of his dancers. Photos.

Koffi Olomide kicking one of his dancers minutes after landing at JKIA. He has a show at Bomas of Kenya tomorrow. (Karanga photo! #Ekotikee) The video has been Trending on Facebook on Mate Habib's wall.

INEC office in Rivers state gutted by fire.

Barely nine days to the Rivers East senatorial district rerun election, the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Bori, Khana Local Government Area of the state has been gutted by fire.

It was gathered that the fire started at the early hours of Friday, but as at press time, no official statement has been issued regarding the incident.

Meanwhile, the cause of the inferno is still unknown.
Recall that INEC had cancelled the election in the area which was scheduled to hold on March 11 due to violence.