Friday, 31 July 2015

Pro Wrestler, Roddy Piper, Dies at 61

0731_remembering_roddy_piper_footwrRoddy Piper, arguably professional wrestling's all-time top bad guy, has died in his sleep at the age of 61, agent Jay Schachter confirmed .
Piper, whose real name was Roderick George Toombs, was inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Hall of Fame in 2005.

PDP secretariat workers open party’s can of worms

PDP National Secretariat: Workers open can of worms
Staff members of National Secretariat of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), want anti-graft agencies to probe activities of members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC).
Led by Chairman and Secretary of PDP Staff Welfare, Ngozi Nzeh and Dan Ochu-Baiye respectively, they made the call at a news conference in Abuja on Friday.

Photos: Akon visits ex Lagos governor, Bola Tinubu

International singer, Akon, who is currently in Nigeria, paid a visit to APC  National leader & former Lagos state governor, Bola Tinubu at his Ikoyi home in Lagos today July 31st. Akon is in Nigeria for his Solar power project. Another photo after the cut...

Dame Jonathan Reaped What She Sowed – Rivers APC

Dame Patience Jonathan

For the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, deserves the humiliation she suffered last week when she was denied access to the Protocol Lounge of the Port Harcourt International Airport.

Olukolade Announces Retirement From The Army
Major General Chris Olukolade, the man who has been the spokesman of Nigeria’s military high command for several years, is set to retire from the Nigerian military.
He announced his retirement himself in Abuja today at the Forum of Spokespersons of Security and Response Agencies (FOSSRA), in Abuja. Olukolade had chaired the forum, but today handed over its leadership to the Director of Naval Information, Commodore Kabiru Aliyu

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Ex- FUTA VC, Prof. Ilemobade, laid to rest

The remains of the former Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, late Professor Albert Ilemobade, has been buried in his country-home, Ondo, on Thursday.
The late Professor of Veterinary Medicine and Chief Executive Officer of Upline Resources Foundation was killed by his domestic staff on June 22, 2015, at his Ijapo Evidence, Akure, Ondo State capital.

DPR talks tough to depots, petrol stations selling above N87

A Fuel station in Abuja: FG  insists pump price remains N87
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Thursday said that it would not hesitate to sanction depot owners and major marketers who engaged in selling petrol and kerosene above official price.

Husband Commits Suicide over Wife’s Infidelity in Bayelsa

A 32-year-old man, on Thursday, committed suicide by swallowing a killer insecticide, known as “Sniper”, following the discovery of his wife infidelity with a younger man in Ikolo community of Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

Ambode orders 20 govt agencies to vacate rented apartments

AmbodeLAGOS State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has issued a seven-day ultimatum to government agencies currently occupying rented apartments in the state to vacate such and relocate to the main ministries.

David Beckham Gives Us A Peek At His First Film Role

In a post on Instagram, David Beckham sends his friend Guy Ritchie good wishes for the director's wedding to model Jacqui Ainsley. The photograph, taken on the set of The Man From U.N.C.L.E, gives a first glimpse of Beckham in role for the film, which Ritchie wrote and directed.

PHOTOS: Joke Silva Buries Mum

Some of the photos from the funeral service of Chief(Mrs) Marianne Abimbola Silva, the mother of veteran actress, Joke Silva which took place at the Cathedral Church of God Lagos today being 30th July. More pictures after the cut:

Man Butchers Friend In Akwa Ibom (Warning: Graphic Content)

FOR residents of Itu Road, Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, on Wednesday, woke to a horror sight, following the murder of a middle-aged barber by a close family friend and supposed boss.
Steven Onowa, a graduate of Federal Polytechnic Oko, from Anambra State, was later arrested by men of the Akwa Ibom State police command over the murder of Daniel Bassey Solomon, his close friend and barbing salon employee.

NIGERIA: Chris Olukolade Fired as Director Of Defense, Information.

Major General Chris Olukolade  

Major General Chris Olukolade has been removed as the Director of Defense Information by the Chief of Army Staff Major General Tukur Buratai. It was also announced by the Acting Director of Army Public Relations Colonel SK Usman that he will be replaced by Colonel Rabe Abubakar.


Yaounde, 30 July 2015
At the invitation of His Excellency Paul Biya, President of the Republic of Cameroon, His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari, of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, accompanied by a delegation of top Government officials, paid a friendly and working visit to Cameroon on 29 and 30 July 2015.
1. The visit is part of efforts to strengthen the excellent and historic friendship and brotherly ties as well as good neighbourliness existing between the two countries.
2. On his arrival at the Yaounde-Nsimalen International Airport, His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari, of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, was welcomed by his counterpart, His Excellency Paul Biya, in the presence of national dignitaries and the diplomatic corps.
3. On his personal behalf and that of the Government and people of Cameroon, His Excellency Paul Biya, President of the Republic of Cameroon, wished his brother and friend, His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari, of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, a warm welcome and a pleasant stay in Cameroon.
4. The two Heads of State held talks in an atmosphere of friendship and fraternity during which they reviewed a wide range of bilateral, regional and international issues.
5. On security issues, the two Heads of State noted with satisfaction the ongoing weakening of the operational capacities of Boko Haram. They condemned the terrorist attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram within the member countries of the Lake Chad Basin and expressed their condolences and compassion to the civilian and military victims of Boko Haram. Their Excellencies also reaffirmed their commitment and renewed support for the Multinational Joint Task Force in the war against Boko Haram. They expressed their common resolve to eliminate Boko Haram and, in this connection, agreed amongst other things, to intensify the exchange of intelligence between the security services of the two countries.
6. President Muhammadu Buhari reaffirmed the determination of his country to strengthen its cooperation with Cameroon and other neighbouring countries, for the rapid elimination of this phenomenon.
7. Both Heads of State pledged to strengthen security collaboration along their common border under the auspices of the Cameroon-Nigeria Trans-Border Security Committee and within the framework of the implementation of the concept of strategic operations approved at the Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission and Benin, held in Abuja on 11 June 2015.
8. Both Heads of State welcomed the improvement of the surveillance of the maritime spaces of the two countries, resulting from their combined efforts within inter regional institutions. In the face of persistent attacks at sea, they decided to enhance their security cooperation, so as to make the coastal areas, in-land and sea water ways of Cameroon and Nigeria safer.
9. On bilateral relations, both leaders welcomed the exemplary cooperation between the two countries through the Joint Commission for Cooperation, which covers all socio-economic and development sectors namely; security, health, agriculture, education, trade, energy, infrastructure, environment, forests, water and consular affairs.
10. The two Heads of State welcomed the first meeting of Governors of contiguous States/Regions on the Nigeria-Cameroon border and called for regular meetings of this body to complement and strengthen collaboration between the two brotherly countries.
11. The two leaders agreed to convene the first session of the Cameroon-Nigeria Committee on Consular Affairs and Immigration by October 2015 in Abuja, Nigeria, to review the Protocol Agreement on Free Movement of Persons and Goods, signed in 1963.
12. They also decided to strengthen the excellent economic and trade relations between the Republic of Cameroon and the Federal Republic of Nigeria by promoting investment in both countries through the convening of the Cameroon-Nigeria Business Forum in Abuja, at a date to be mutually agreed.
13. The two Heads of State called for the early completion of construction works on the Bamenda-Enugu corridor. They also decided to accelerate feasibility studies to construct a bridge over Mayo-Tiel, and the Gamborou-Ngala-Kousseri road.
14. The two Heads of State took note of the satisfaction expressed by the UN Secretary General in his most recent report on the work of the UN Office for West Africa from January to June 2015, regarding progress in the demarcation of the land boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria. They agreed to endorse the recommendation of the UN Secretary General on the completion before the end of 2015 of the land border demarcation work in order to concentrate on enhancing cross-border cooperation.
15. The two Heads of State welcomed the agreement on Cross-border cooperation on hydro carbons which has been initialled and agreed to accelerate the process of signature and operationalization.
16. At the continental level, the two Heads of State examined the current socio-political situation in Africa, and reaffirmed their commitment to contribute to promoting peace and good governance as well as consolidating democracy on the continent.
17. The two Heads of State welcomed the holding of an ECCAS-ECOWAS Summit to pool together efforts in combating the terrorist sect, Boko Haram. They also endorsed the commitments made at the Extraordinary Summit of the LCBC and Benin held on 11 June 2015 in Abuja. They thanked the UN, the African Union, ECOWAS, ECCAS and several bilateral and multilateral partners for their active solidarity in the war against Boko Haram.
18. The two Heads of State also reaffirmed their support for the implementation of the LCBC Five-Year Investment Programme 2013-2017, which seeks to save Lake Chad, restore its ecosystem and promote the socio-economic development of the people living within the basin.
19. At the international level, the two Heads of State took note of the encouraging proposals and recommendations of the UN Conference on Financing for Development that took place from 13 to 16 July 2015 in Addis Ababa. They placed legitimate hope on the negotiation of a bold and fair global agreement on Climate Change at the upcoming International Conference on Climate Change in Paris, and on the adoption of the proposed Post-2015 Development Agenda at the high-level summit to be held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in September 2015.
20. The two Heads of State also agreed to step up consultation at all levels, in order to enhance the excellent relations existing between the two countries.
21. His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari, of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, expressed profound gratitude to his Brother and Friend, His Excellency Paul Biya, President of the Republic of Cameroon, to his Government and to the brotherly people of Cameroon for the warm welcome and hospitality accorded him and his delegation.
22. His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari, of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, invited his Cameroonian counterpart, His Excellency Paul Biya, to pay a friendly and working visit to Nigeria. The invitation was accepted with pleasure and the date will be determined subsequently through diplomatic channels.
Done in Yaounde on 30th July 2015 both versions in English and French,being authentic.
For the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,
For the Government of the Republic of Cameroon,

DSS Arrests Alleged Kidnap Kingpin In Imo Department of State Services (DSS), Imo State Command, has arrested one 28-year-old notorious kidnap kingpin, Henry Chibueze, also known as Vampire in the state.

Nigerian army appoints new GOCs, Commanders

The Chief of Army Staff, Major General Tukur Yusufu Buratai today approved the postings and appointments of 334 officers of the Nigerian Army officers with various effective dates.
These include some Principal Staff Officers at Defence and Army Headquarters, Corps Commanders and General Officers Commanding as well as other commanders.

PHOTOS: Buhari Arrives Nigeria after a State visit to Cameroun

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Palace May Announce Ooni’s Demise Today, UK Hospitals Mum


The palace of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, may today formally announce the demise of the monarch, the Daily Times has learnt.
High chiefs of the palace called a press conference to announce that he was still alive, but highly credible sources told the Daily Times that the palace position is in line with tradition.
It was further disclosed that anybody who formally acknowledges the passing on of an Ooni before proper traditional rites are carried out risks instant death.

DPR shuts 22 fuel stations for excessive profiteering.

The Abuja office of the Department of Petroleum Resources has closed 22 filling stations in the Federal Capital Territory and its environs as a result of what it described as undue profiteering.

OHANEZE: Buhari’s appointments has shown his hatred for Igbo

Awka – THE pan Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohaneze Ndigbo, said yesterday that it was not surprised at the way the appointments of President Muhammadu Buhari were going, insisting that it had shown the president’s deep rooted hatred for the Igbo nation.

Saraki's wife quizzed for hours by EFCC

EFCC quizzes Saraki’s wife for five hours 
FOR the second time in a week, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday quizzed the Senate President’s wife, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Saraki.

Stonebwoy Loses Mum

Reports indicate that BET Award winner Stonebwoy has lost his mother Mrs Catherine Satekla.

Mexico jails 5 men 700 years each over femicide

Mexico’s Supreme Court has sentenced five men in Northern Mexico to an unprecedented 697 years in prison each for the gender-driven killing of 11 women.

Modernity Clashes with Tradition: Ife Chiefs Insist Ooni is ‘Alive’

Modernity characterised by the social media and citizen journalism clashed with Nigerian tradition, when the Royal Traditional Council of Ile-Ife categorically denied news reports of the death of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade Olubuse II, adding that the paramount Yoruba traditional ruler was “alive and well”, and preparing for his son’s wedding this weekend.

President Buhari hosted to a dinner by Pres. Paul Biya of Cameroun

President Buhari was hosted to a state dinner at the Unity Palace in Cameroun by President Paul Biya and wife, Chantal Biya.
President Buhari was at the table with Borno State Governor,Alh. Kashim Shettima and Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade. Below are some of the pictures

Wednesday, 29 July 2015


                                                                            The Senatorial Candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and former national chairman of the party, Chief Victor Umeh, on Wednesday, told the first Anambra National Election Tribunal, sitting in Awka, that the election in the senatorial district was massively rigged and he was ready to prove that.                                                
 Umeh, who was speaking at the witness box as prosecution witness 05, was led in evidence by his   counsel, Chief Patrick Ikwueto (SAN).

Port Harcourt, Warri Refineries Begin Preliminary Production

refinery 7The Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Wednesday said the Port Harcourt and Warri refineries have been successfully re-streamed after a nine-month phased rehabilitation exercise conducted by its in-house engineers and technicians