Thursday, 31 March 2016

18-year-old Kylie Jenner expecting first child with boyfriend Tyga



Another member of the Kardashian/Jenner clan is expecting a baby months after Kim Kardashain dropped her second baby, Saint West.
Kylie Jenner, according to a source  is pregnant at 18 with her 26-year-old boyfriend, Tyga’s baby, their first child together.

No disagreement between executive and legislature on 2016 Budget -FG

There is no disagreement whatsoever between the Executive and the Legislature on the 2016 Budget, which has been passed by the National Assembly, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said. 
''There is absolutely no rift, no issue of budget being sent back. Things are just taking their due course,'' the Minister said in Abujaon Thursday when he visited the corporate headquarters of the Leadership newspaper, as part of his continuous engagement with stakeholders in the media industry.

Ifeanyi Uba banned from participating in 10 league matches, fined for assaulting goalkeeper


Multiple tweets on Thursday revealed that Chief Ifeanyi Uba, the owner of FC IfeanyiUbah has been fined N2.5m and banned for 10 premier league matches.
The decision was his punishment for encroaching the field during a game and assaulting the goalkeeper of Heartland FC, Ebele Obi.

The businessman was found guilty of improper conduct by the League Management Company (LMC) .

NDLEA seizes over 169 narcotics, arrests 40 suspected traffickers in Ebonyi


THE National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Thursday said it has seized over one hundred and sixty nine kilogrammes of narcotics in Ebonyi State.
Mr. Ralph Igwenagu, the State Commander of the Agency told newsmen at the Headquarters of the Agency in Ntezi in Ishielu Local Government Area of the state.
The seizure comprised of cannabis sativa and other cycotropic substances while twelve out of the forty suspects had been convicted by the Federal High Court Abakaliki.
Igwenagu stated that about forty suspected traffickers were arrested in connection with the hard drugs which were seized at various locations across the state in the last few months.
He said the Agency has rehabilitated eleven drug addicts within the first quarter of the year and carried out sensitization programme in some parts of the state where the illegal business often thrives.
The NDLEA boss further stressed the need for effective collaboration between the Agency, Security outfits and vigilante groups to rid Ebonyi State of drug peddlers

Being twins and loving it: Taiwo & Kehinde Aromokun having fun on their birthday

 
Nollywood Yoruba actress Taiwo Aromokun and her Twin sister Kenny having the fun of being twins and loving it as they celebrated their birthday at their residence with Taiwo's twin sons.
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Rivers APC tasks Buhari to end Rivers political violence, crack down on perpetrators

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to take decisive action to end the lingering political violence in the State and to bring the perpetrators to book. The party made the request in a statement in which it commended the President for coming out boldly to condemn the needless carnage in Rivers and to describe it as “worrisome”.

The statement, signed by Rivers APC Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, said: “We received with happiness the recent statement credited to President Muhammadu Buhari that the murderous rerun election in Rivers State was shameful, unfortunate and barbaric. We agree with Mr. President that more Nigerians have been killed in Rivers than any other state in the country. What we are asking is, what are the steps to be taken by the Federal Government to secure the State and her people from the PDP/WIKE gang of killers? That Governor Wike has made Rivers State a killer field should give all Nigerians concern because we don’t know who will be the next victim as the Army, Police, Youth Corps members and hapless Rivers residents are not spared.”

No Local Govt under control of Boko Haram- Defence Minister

The Ministry of Defence has refuted an online report credited to the Minister of Defence Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali that 2 Local Governments in the North East are still under Boko Haram occupation and that Chibok girls are being used as suicide bombers.
A release signed by Colonel Tukur, Gusau Public Relations Officer of the ministry said:

Support Gov Wike to tackle insecurity in Rivers, Obuah tells APC

Rather than instigate violence in Rivers State, the State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Felix Obuah, has urged members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to support efforts by the State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike to create a new Rivers State devoid of violence and any kind of criminality for peace and sustainable development.
The State PDP chairman, Obuah made the appeal while reacting to comments by former Governor Rotimi Amaechi on Channels Television that if Governor Nyesom Wike wants peace in the State, he (Wike) should come and beg him.
Obuah takes a swipe at Amaechi’s statement, regretting that such comment came from a former governor, and leader of a political party, who ought to exhibit high level of discipline, responsibility and maturity stressing that Amaechi’s comment has further vindicated the PDP that he (Amaechi) and members of the APC are behind all acts of violence in some parts of the State.
The PDP chairman believes the security agencies are taking note of the incisive comments by the APC leaders that touch on the security of the State and will act fast as this attitude presents the APC leaders as security threat. 
Obuah however urges Amaechi to concentrate on his official duty as Minister of Transport to justify the reason for his appointment.
He therefore, called on all Rivers people, irrespective of their political affiliations, to support Governor Wike in his efforts to enthrone a peaceful and crime-free Rivers State, conducive for investment and development.



Bristow Helicopters operations shut down leaving passengers stranded


The National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers of Nigeria, an affiliate of Trade Union Congress, TUC, as early as 6:30 am stormed Bristow Helicopters and shut down all its offices in Port Harcourt thereby grounding all flight schedules today.
Isaac Balami led the protesters along side national officials and the state Chairman of TUC to shut down the operations of Bristow Airlines in Port Harcourt.
The passengers were left stranded .
According to Balami “For the past ten years our pilots and engineers working with Bristow Helicopters have suffered untold hardship due to discriminatory and slavish policies of the management of Bristow Helicopters. They treat them like they are in a slave camp.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

What I felt when 2face proposed to Annie Idibia instead of me-- Sunmbo Adeoye

With ex, 2face Idibia and their kids
With hubby Pastor Adeoye


Sunmbo Adeoye, 2Face Idibia's babymama has disclosed how she felt when Annie Idibia got the wedding ring instead of her.
In a recent event organized for single parents at the Royalty Christian Centre, the mother of two who got married recently called on the women to be bold enough in whatever they are doing and never to be too desperate.
According to her, “I remember the day when my baby daddy proposed to his girlfriend, I was on the list of those that will take praise in church for that Wednesday. Well I had known what was going on but it didn’t affect me because I had known what I want, so I had let go of that choice for God’s will for me.

10 dead, 2 arrested in the Assa/Awarra crisis

About 10 people were confirmed dead in the crisis which rocked the Assa/Awarra axis of Ohaji/Egbema local government area of the state.
Police Public Relations Officer in Imo State, Mr. Andrew Enwerem, a deputy superintendent of police, DSP, confirmed the number of casualties yesterday while saying that the police has arrested two people in connection with the incident.
"The police has arrested two persons in connection with the ugly incident, while the bodies of the slain victims have been deposited in a hospital morgue, preparatory for post mortem examination", the PPRO said.

Wike appoints new chairman of Muslim Welfare Board Chairman

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has appointed  Alhaji Mustapha Jackreece as the Chairman of the  Rivers State   Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board. 

A statement signed by Chief Kenneth Kobani,  Secretary to Rivers State Government said the appointment  takes immediate  effect. 


Is Kanye West is not North’s real father ?

That is the controversy going on with the Kardashians. You can never hear the last of the Kardashians. No, its almost impossible. Just when Kim Kardashian and Yeezy’s family couldn’t seem any more perfect, a new report shockingly claims that North may not be Kanye’s kid. Oh no!

Kanye West 38, may be needing a paternity test in the near future, because reports have surfaced that North West , 2, doesn’t belong to him. In the two years he’s been raising little North withKim Kardashian , 35, it seems Kanye's wife may have been keeping a bombshell secret from her man: He is NOT the father!

There has been a lot of buzz that North is not Kanye’s biological child, and the rumors have been intensifying lately,” and insider told Starmagazine. “There’d been buzz that Kim had frozen some embryos, which she’d created with an ex-boyfriend’s sperm, so she could have a baby when she was ready.”
Talk about designer babies again.

End of procreative sex as the world embraces designer babies

Its already happening. The people you know are even doing it. You don't need o see a woman pregnant before she has a baby. Another woman can have her baby with her egg without sleeping with her husband.
Welcome to the age of designer babies. Couples don't need to mate to have their babies. You can choose the sex of the baby before conception outside the womb. If you want, you don't even need to know the father or the biological mother of the baby. Surrogate mums are coming up and bearing babies that are not related to them, carrying pregnancies they don't know the biological parents.
One scientist thinks that we’ll stop having sex to make babies within 30 years.

FG to Nigerians: We are working hard to relieve your pains

The Federal Government has said it is keenly aware of the difficulties that Nigerians are currently facing over the lingering fuel scarcity and poor power supply, and that it is working round the clock to provide the relief for the citizenry.
''As a government that was propelled into office by the power of the people, we cannot but feel the pains of our compatriots, and we deeply empathise with them,'' the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said in Abuja on Wednesday.
''Our message to our compatriots is that this Administration, under the able leadership of 
President Muhammadu Buhari, is working round the clock to ease the pains of Nigerians, and that very soon, the efforts of the government will begin to yield fruits for the benefit of Nigerians,'' he said during a visit to the corporate headquarters of Daily Trust newspaper, as part of his tour of media establishments in the country.

Tax enforcement and prosecution of defaulters in Lagos State to commence after March 31st deadline

Executive Chairman  Lagos Internal Revenue Service  Mr Olufolarin Ogunsanwo.APPROVEDLIRSADS2
In consonance with Section 82 of the Personal Income Tax Act (as amended), The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) wishes to formally notify the public of its intention to commence the prosecution of tax evaders and offenders in Lagos State beginning from April 1,2016.
Under the Personal Income Tax Act, a taxable person is statutorily required to file a return of income for the preceding year within 90days from the commencement of every year of assessment (March 31st is the deadline), whilst any employer of labour is required to file all emoluments paid to its employees for the preceding year, not later than 31st of January each year. Therefore any taxable person or corporate organisation who fails to file their tax returns with LIRS by the stipulated date is in breach of the provisions of the law, which is a criminal offence that is punishable under the tax laws.

The LIRS, having put all the necessary machineries in place to ensure the enforcement of the tax laws with effect from April 1, 2016 has warned all erring taxpayers to comply; reiterating that the full weight of the law will be brought to bear on taxable persons who fail to file requisite returns as provided by the law.

Republic of Congo formalises Afreximbank membership, commits to boosting intra-African trade

Brazzaville, 30 March: – President Denis Sassou Nguesso of the Republic of Congo yesterday in Brazzaville announced his country’s commitment to supporting the development of intra-African trade and industrialisation of the continent.
President Nguesso, who was speaking in his office when he presented the instrument of ratification of Congo’s accession to the Establishment Agreement of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) to Dr. Benedict Oramah, President of the Bank, said that Congo would support Afreximbank’s strategy to increase trade among African countries and industrialise Africa.
The presentation of the instrument of ratification marked the full formalisation of Republic of Congo’s membership of Afreximbank.

Banky W's thinking of marriage

 
Banky W, may be getting ready to settle down judged by his recent interview with Channels TV.
The singer had disclosed that music has always been what he loves doing but he will be giving it a break.
He said family is needed at this stage of his life and as such, will love to do some tours and release some singles before starting up a family.
In his words, “Living an artiste’s life does not lend itself to (kind of) working on a relationship. It’s tough. It’s something that I actively (really) want to do, so I want to take some time off, after I’m done releasing this music and touring, I want to take some time off. Like I want to have some kids you know, get married, you know. Get married first and then have some kids.”

Clarion Chukwura receives Danny Glover Award (Photos)



Veteran Nollywood actress, Clarion Chukwurah was honoured with the Danny Glover Humanitarian Award in New York few days ago.
The mother of ace music video director, Clarence Peters attended the award ceremony in company of her new husband, Anthony Boyd.

We'll commission several roads before May 29 -- Wike



Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that several of the ongoing  road projects  in the  state  will be completed  and commissioned by  the  first anniversary  of  his administration  on May 29.

Speaking  on Wednesday  while inspecting on going road construction  in Obio/Akpor,  Ikwerre and Etche Local Government Areas, Governor Wike  said  that the  road construction  projects  will be  sustained  during  the  rainy season  because  of  the  technology being applied. 

He said  that  the  state government  will  also fund the  road projects constantly because  of  their  relevance  to  the  state's  economy. 

The  governor  expressed satisfaction  with  the  level of work at the Eliozu-Oro-Igwe road , Rukpokwu-Eneka road and the Igwuruta-Chokocho. He urged the  contractors to  keep the  pace of  project  delivery. 


He said "By May 29, we shall commission  another set of  roads in the  state.  I am impressed by the progress of work on the  roads we inspected today.

"Though the rains are here, the construction  of  roads  will continue.   We are using sharp sand hence there will be no need to stop work on the roads ".

At the Igwuruta-Chokocho road, the governor  urged the Etche people to continue  to  support his administration and the PDP. He said  that  the PDP  is the only party that fulfils its promises. 

Sensational artiste CodeRed sets the world “on fire”

A virtuosos musician and a wonder on the bass guitar, DUNSIN Oyekan has been on fire, setting a new tone in the music industry in Nigeria.
Dunsin Oyekan has been playing the guitar since he was 10years old; He is an anointed psalmist, a song writer and music producer who has reinvented and revitalized the gospel music industry in Africa and should I say the world?

Gov Shettima eulogises NSCDC on competency

The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, has paid tribute to his Excellency Governor Ibrahim Kashim Shittima of Borno State for doing a great job in the rebuilding of the State after the doldrum of insurgents, and that his care for his people is worthy of note and emulation.

Rivers PDP Chairman rejects disqualification of Akuku-Toru candidate, faults Opobo/Nkoro result

The Chairman of Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Felix Obuah has rejected the purported disqualification of the PDP Candidate for Akuku-Toru Constituency 2, Tonye Awari Alalibo, describing it as not only illegal and mischievous, but highly vexatious, explaining that “no Election Petition Tribunal nor the Election Appeal Tribunal, including the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has the power to disqualify any party candidate (as provided for in the 2012 Electoral Act as amended), and for which the PDP and its candidate for Akuku-Toru State Constituency 2 are already in court.
He also disclosed that no Election Petition Tribunal or Appeal Tribunal has right to disqualify any candidate, when the issue of disqualification was not part of the subject matter before both the Election Petition Tribunal and Appeal Tribunal”. Accordingly, INEC lacks powers to disqualify the PDP candidate

Why we are hosting  several  national events by Gov Wike 

Governor Nyesom  Wike of Rivers State   has declared that the  state government   is hosting national  events to prove to the  world that contrary to  sponsored  negative propaganda, the state is peaceful. 

Inaugurating the  Local Organising Committee,  LOC,  for the 2016 Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Conference  at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Wednesday, Governor Wike said  that business  interests are flourishing  in the  state  because  of its calm atmosphere. 

Remarks by IGP Solomon E. Arase, fdc, NPM, The Inspector-General of Police, at the 2016 Nigeria Police Week Seminar

 
Remarks by IGP Solomon E. Arase, fdc, NPM,
The Inspector-General of Police, at the 2016 Nigeria Police Week Seminar and Book Launch held at the National Universities Commission, Abuja on Wednesday, 30thMarch, 2016

Protocols

It is with a deep sense of professional fulfillment that I welcome you all to this seminar and book launch. This programme is in furtherance to the 2016 Nigeria Police Week Celebrations.
2. The uniqueness of this event rests, firstly, on the theme of the Seminar which is “International Human Rights Standards and Trends in Community-Driven Policing”. Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen, policing under a democratic setting imposes a sacred and indeed, legal obligation of respect for citizens’ rights on law enforcement agents, particularly, Police personnel who are the prime security actors in the internal security architecture of the country. It is for this reason that rule of law and human rights-driven policing approaches were espoused as a critical component of my six-points Strategic Policing Plan on my assumption of responsibility as the Inspector-General of Police.
3. Today’s event, which will witness presentations by egg heads and seasoned legal minds on human rights and policing-related topics presents a distinct opportunity to make a clear statement that the transition of the Nigeria Police from a Force that infringes on the rights of its citizens with impunity to one that is conscious and sensitive to the need to respect citizens’ rights in the discharge of their duties has indeed commenced.
4. Secondly, today’s event will also witness the launch of a compendium entitled “Nigeria Police Force (1861 – 2016): Establishment Profile“. The compendium documents the nearly 145 Years history of the Nigeria Police and recognizes the strategic police actors that have guided the evolution of the Nigeria Police Forcefrom colonial days to modern times.
5. Thecompendium straightens the history of the Nigeria Police for record and reference purposes. The essence is for us to tell our story for posterity sake. This is in recognition of the fact that any institution that fails to recognize and document its history stands the danger of creating a historical vacuum which will engender distorted narration of its evolution.
6. So, Ladies and Gentlemen, this gathering essentially strives to entrench the virtues of rule of law in policing as well as recognize, articulate and present our rich history and policing journey. It is in furtherance of my determination to bequeath to this nation a reformed Police Force that is proud of its history and ready to face its future within the dictates of rule of law.
7. It is against this background that I wish to welcome you all and appreciate you for honouring our invitation. I am confident that your presence has added value to my policing vision as being manifested in today’s event. I trust that you will play active roles in the seminar as well as avail yourselves copies of the Human Rights Handbook and compendium as they remain invaluable publications.
8. I am indeed confident that the Protocols which have been developed and captured in the ‘Operational Manual of International Human Rights Protocols and Guidelines’will serve the intended purpose of locating police operations within global human rights and professional dictates. These Protocols cover Police Investigation, Police Arrest, Police Detention, Use of Force and Firearms, Management of Civil Disorder, Protection of Juveniles, Protection of Women, Protection of Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power, Police Command and Management, Community Policing, and Policing in a Constitutional Democracy, among others.
9. On this note, I pray that whatever knowledge that is gained here today will elevate our understanding of our human rights obligations to the citizens we all swore to serve and protect as police officers. It is also my expectation that today’s engagement will produce outcomes that will guide us as informed police officers in our interactions with members of the public and in the discharge of our Mandate.
10. Conversely, I anticipate that at the end of this event, citizens will avail themselves copies of the Compendium on the history of the Nigeria Police that will soon be launched to appreciate the strategic actors that have driven the history of the Nigeria Police from colonial era to modern times.
11. I also anticipate that Nigerians will engage the ‘Operational Manual of International Human Rights Protocols and Guidelines for the Nigeria Police Police’ which is also being launched today as a template that they can make reference to in holding their police accountable for their professional actions or inactions.
12. It is on this note that I wish to affirm my immense appreciation to our consultants and partners who have worked assiduously with the Force leadership to advance our collective vision for a human rights-friendly and historically conscious Police Force. These great personalities have sacrificed their time, energy and intellectual assets to aid the publication of the two invaluable works being launched today.
13. In this regard, permit me to mention, in particular, Prof. Mike Ihkariale, Prof. EtannibiAlemika, Mr. MonimaDaminabo, and the Chairman as well as members of the 2016 Police Week Organising Committee.
14. To our invaluable guests, I remain immensely appreciative of your consistent motivation and look forward to the sustenance of your support for me and for a Nigeria Police Force that is in transition to modernity.
15. May you all remain richly blessed.

Fire outbreak in Ikom main market consumes 40 shops

Over forty shops worth millions of Naira, have been gutted by fire at the Ikom main market.
The inferno which started at about two am on Tuesday and was attributed to power upsurge from the public power supply could not be contained in spite of frantic efforts by shop owners to put it out.

The state fire service station in Ikom, which was contacted for intervention could not act due to complains of lack of facilities to combat the fire.

The director general of the state emergency management agency, Mr. John Inaku who visited the scene of the incident described the destruction as serious.

Mr. Inaku who said he was there on a rapid assessment of the destruction said efforts would be made by the state government to ameliorate the sufferings of the victims.

According to him the burnt shops required total rehabilitation and urged the victims to remain calm.

One of the victims, Mr. Augustine Chinedu who said he lost virtually all his goods worth millions of naira said it was devastating and urged government to urgently come to his aid.

Miss Agbor Okey, a fashion designer said the incidents has put her and the family under trauma as it was the only livelihood of sustenance.

Kelechi Anayo, a dealer in traveling bags and boxes lamented that he had lost everything in the shop and wondered what he would do next with his life.

In a comment, the chairman of Ikom main market traders union, Mr. Caleb Agwu called on government agencies, NGO’s and philanthropic individuals and organizations to help in cushioning the effect of the disaster.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Kidnappers kill Col Samaila Inusa


Abductors of an Army Colonel , Samaila Inusa have killed him. A statement issued by the Nigeria Army and signed by Col Sani Kukasheka Usman, the Acting Director, Army Public Relations said he was found dead Tuesday at about 6pm.
The statement read:
The Nigerian Army wishes to regrettably inform the public that Colonel Samaila Inusa who was kidnapped on Sunday 27th March 2016,  was found dead today at about 6.00pm.
Preliminary investigation revealed that most likely the late senior  officer was killed same day he was kidnapped by his abductors. This is because the body was found already decomposing  around  Ajyaita village off Eastern Bypass Kaduna, Kaduna State.
Arrangements  are in progress to move the body to 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna. May His soul rest in peace, Amen.

We wish to state in unmistakeable terms that whoever is behind his abduction and murder would be fished out to face the full wrath of the law.”
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