Tuesday, 30 June 2015

MI Abaga becomes new Choc City boss as Ice Prince becomes VP

Rapper, M.I has been named the new boss of one of Nigeria’s leading music labels, Chocolate City. 

The confirmation was made by the label minutes ago after an initial announcement at the 2015 edition of the Nigerian Entertainment Conference. At#NECLive3, M.I and Audu Maikori appeared on stage, announcing the reorganisation of the label for the future and announcing that Audu will transit into President of Chocolate City Group in June this year....

In keeping with those words, Audu Maikori announced his stepping down on Twitter today, June 30, 2015 and the appointment of M.I who likes to refer to himself as the short, black boy from Jos as new CEO. Also taking over M.I’s former position is rapper, Ice Prince who has been announced as Vice President Music.... 

Okonjo-Iweala fires back, says there was no unauthorized spending


The newly inaugurated National Economic Council (NEC) on Monday accused former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy,Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, of spending $2.1bn from the Excess Crude Account without authorization.
Okonjo-Iweala reacted to the allegation saying the allegation by some governors is false, malicious and totally without foundation.
In a statement on Tuesday by her media adviser, Paul Nwabuikwu, she said that no unauthorized expenditure from the ECA was made under Okonjo-Iweala’s watch in the Finance Ministry. Decisions on such expenditure were discussed at meetings of the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) attended by finance commissioners from the 36 states.
“It is curious that in their desperation to use the esteemed National Economic Council for political and personal vendetta, the persons behind these allegations acted as if the constitutionally recognized FAAC, a potent expression of Nigeria’s fiscal federalism, does not exist.
But Nigerians know that collective revenues, allocations and expenditures of the three tiers of government are the concern of the monthly FAAC meetings.
It is important to acknowledge the efforts of governors who are working hard to overcome the current revenue challenges facing their states without resorting to character assassination and blame games.
“The former Minister is ready and willing to respond to legitimate enquiries about issues under her purview as Finance Minister. But it is clear that this is the latest chapter of a political witch-hunt by elements who are attempting to use the respected National Economic Council for ignoble purposes having failed abysmally in their previous attempts to tar the Okonjo-Iweala name.
“After the publication, the accusers lost their voice. But the latest allegations show that these persons are still in the business of throwing up wild, unsubstantiated figures to damage Okonjo-Iweala’s name. For instance, within the last few months, Governor Oshiomhole and his fellow travelers have asked Okonjo-Iweala to account for “missing” $30 billion, $20 billion and now $2.1 billion. What they don’t seem to understand is that the strategy has lost all credibility because the falsehood is clear for all to see.
“How can some governors who fought FG’s efforts to leave robust savings in the ECA and even took the Federal Government to court over the matter turn around to make such unfounded allegations?
“Against this background, the idea that she spent $2.1 billion without authorization is simply not credible given that details of government receipts and expenditure are public knowledge,”

Photos: Professor Jega officially hands over


Professor Attahiru Jega's pictured handing over as INEC Chairman today June 30th. More photos after the cut...



John Legend's wife Chrissy Teigen poses topless in raunchy shoot for W magazine..


Chrissy Teigen has been named one of the 10 sexiest supermodels on social media.

The 29-year-old who is married to R&B star John Legend was joined on W magazine’s list by Emily Ratajkowski, Joan Smalls, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Irina Shayk, Lily Aldridge, Bella Hadid, Anna Ewers, Barbara Palvin and Doutzen Kroes.

The stars stripped off for a very racy shoot for W Magazine’s Pop Issue.

Chrissy, who went topless for the magazine, revealed she prefers posing naked than in clothes.

She told the magazine: ‘The most uncomfortable I’ve ever been on set was having to model coats. I actually am better in less clothing.’

Buhari’s Aide Brig Back Journalist Banned From Aso Rock By Jonathan's Govt.(Photos)


Three months after security operatives in the Presidential Villa, walked out Ubale Musa, the State House correspondent of German Radio, Deutsche Welle, the presidency today has restored his press pass.

Ubale was thrown out in Marchwhen he asked the Chadian President, Idris Deby embarrassing questions on the whereabouts of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau
His question was hinged on the fact that the Chadian president earlier this year said Shekau had been seen in Dikwa, Borno State by Chadian forces.
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Buhari's Aide Brings Back Banned Journalist (PHOTOS)
Buhari's Aide Brings Back Banned Journalist (PHOTOS)
Buhari's Aide Brings Back Banned Journalist (PHOTOS)

Baddo! Olamide Signs ‘Multi Million Naira’ Deal With SureBet


Some hours ago, Olamide took to Instagram to share with his 438k followers the news of him getting an endorsement deal with professional betting company, Surebet. And according to Surebet’s instagram account, the news isn’t only true but the Rapper signed a ‘multi million naira’ endorsement deal.

olamideThe father of one whose hit single Shakiti Bobo is still rocking airwaves and inspiring funny videos, seems to be having a good year.
Congrats King Baddo.

Nigerians Celebrate INEC Boss, Attahiru Jega As He Vacates Office Today


The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC), Attahiru Jega is set to vacate his office today, June 30, 2015.
Jega was appointed to a five-year tenure by former President,Goodluck Jonathan in 2010. He will leave office along with six National Commissioners who were appointed at the same time by Jonathan
They are: Col. M.K. Hammanga (rtd), Adamawa State (North East); Dr Ishmael Jikiri Igbani, Rivers State (South South); Prof. Lai Olurode Osun State (South West); Dame Gladys Nne Nwafor, Abia State (South East); Mrs Thelma Amata Iremiren, Delta State (South South); and Engr. Dr. Nuru Yakubu, Yobe State (North East).
Jega, who has received worldwide accolade for the successful conduct of Nigeria’s 2015 general elections, earlier stated that he won’t be seeking a tenure elongation.

Wizkid Reveals Contempt For BET Awards


Starboy, Wizkid has added his voice to complaints against organizers of the the BET awards.

Other acts who have expressed similar sentiments include other Yemi Alade and Ghanaian acts, Fuse ODG.

In a series of tweets, he politely stated reasons why he wasn’t so enthusiastic about the nominations.
He went further to reveal that he refused to show up to receive his first ever BET awards years ago because of the manner in which Afican Acts are treated.

See tweets below.

Lol So I’m hearing BET is mad cos I didn’t come for the pre shows andinterviews! Lo
— Wizkid Ayo Balogun (@wizkidayo) June 29, 2015
I love u all for what u do for black entertainment worldwide.I respect the fact u guys do this every year.i know it’s not easy.I understand
— Wizkid Ayo Balogun (@wizkidayo) June 29, 2015
But I won’t be attending ur preshows and nominee parties if I’m getting the award at 10am before the main show.
— Wizkid Ayo Balogun (@wizkidayo) June 29, 2015
Same reason I didn’t come back stage to pick up the award when I won the first time
— Wizkid Ayo Balogun (@wizkidayo) June 29, 2015
I’m in LA to work and decided to see the show cos I got love for u guys.
— Wizkid Ayo Balogun (@wizkidayo) June 29, 2015
I don’t post about nominations or talk about awards cos I don’t really care to be honest.
Just a bunch of peeps putting together a show!
— Wizkid Ayo Balogun (@wizkidayo) June 29, 2015
Performing to my amazing fans and making music is all I care about.#TeamWizkid Love!!
— Wizkid Ayo Balogun (@wizkidayo) June 29, 2015

I love u BET! If I’m in the city when next u doing the award show , I’ll still come to watch. Lol
— Wizkid Ayo Balogun (@wizkidayo) June 29, 2015

Energetic Singer Seyi Shay Hospitalized (Photos)


Pop singer Seyi Shay isn't in the best of health at the moment.
The 'Crazy' singer right now is ill and is in the hospital. 

The Nigerian music diva shared a photo of her in an undisclosed hospital receiving drip.

Even though she is physically ill, Seyi Shay is rearing to go back to work. In her caption of the picture she says she just wants to leave the hospital. "I HATE hospitals...no breakfast thanks, just get me the hell outta here! I got work to do nikka!! @didichiq buss me out of this place! " she wrote.


Being 'gay' is finally okay in Mozambique

Mozambique legalized homosexuality on Monday when a new penal code came into force that swept away old Portuguese colonial laws, in a victory for campaigners for gay rights in Africa.

The old code, dating back to 1886, targeted anyone “who habitually engages in vices against nature”, but no known prosecutions were brought after Mozambique became independent in 1975. Breaking the law was theoretically punishable by up to three years of hard labour.

Dercio Tsandzana, an influential blogger and activist, said there had been no public discussion of homosexual rights. “The government instead abides by the external pressure put by some embassies and foreign donors,” he said.

Homosexuality is punishable by death in Sudan, Nigeria and Mauritania.

We Killed Ex-FUTA VC Because Of His RAV4 - Aides


Aides of former Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Prof. Albert Ilemobade have confessed to the police that they killed the professor because of his Toyota RAV4. According to the gateman who was fully employed by the deceased, baba’s sacked driver usually sneak into the house to come and see him sometimes and he was the one who pushed him to the act. The gateman, Daniel said it was he, Bamitale that came to meet him on that faithful day and told him that the herbalist he went to meet has advised them that if they want the operation to be successful and not having any problems after stealing the jeep, they must kill their boss and pack a handful of sand away from the house and the operation would be successful.

Long story cut short, they killed him around 11pm on the unfortunate day went to his room, took some cash, his two phones and laptop and escaped with the jeep. When they got to Lagos they couldn’t get a buyer and headed for Ijebu Ode, it was there that the buyer they found suspected foul play and called in the police and that was how they were arrested. They however confessed the man does not deserve the untimely death they brought upon him because he was nice to them. The Police Commissioner while speaking to press said the two suspects would face the wrath of the law.

Caitlyn Jenner Shares Dinner With Other Transgender Women At NYC Gay Pride Party (PHOTOS)


Caitlyn Jenner and a group of other transgender women shared dinner Sunday night after she attended a NYC Gay Pride party at the Dream Hotel’s PH-D rooftop lounge.









7wks after Liberia was declared Ebola-Free, health authorities report a new case


The body of a dead Liberian man has tested positive for Ebola - the country's first reported case since it was declared free of the disease.
Deputy health minister Tolbert Nyenswah said tests confirmed that the 17-year-old man, from a town near the main airport, had died of the disease.
Officials are investigating how he contracted Ebola, Mr Nyenswah said.
Liberia was declared free of Ebola six weeks ago, following the deadliest outbreak in the disease's history.
More than 11,000 people have died of the disease since December 2013, the vast majority of them in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.
The countries had largely curbed the spread of the disease - but the number of new cases has risen recently, with the start of the rainy season in West Africa.

70-Year Old Commits Suicide By Slashing Own Throat


A 70-year old woman, Mrs. Saratu Rahman, aka Iya Ogbomoso, from Offa, in the Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State, has killed herself with a razor blade. Punch correspondent gathered on Monday that the woman, a mother of four, cut her throat with the razor blade.

A neighbour, who identified herself simply as Yetunde, said when she and other neighbours heard Rahman screamed, they rushed to her room and saw her in a pool of blood. She stated that they contacted the police, adding that she was later rushed to a hospital where she was treated for two days before she eventually died.


She said, “When we got into the room, we saw Mama in a pool of blood. We invited the police. She was rushed to the Lamode Hospital. The policemen later found the blade that Mama used to cut herself.”

In a self-confession audio tape of the septuagenarian, which was made available to Punch Metro, Rahman said, “ I used a razor blade to cut my throat. Please allow me to die; I don’t want to live in this world again.”


The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the suicide.

Amber Rose And Blac Chyna Kiss To #MarriageEquality On BET Red Carpet


American Celebrity Best Friends Forever, Amber Rose and Blac Chyna exchanged kiss on the red carpet of BET awards to celebrate the recent supreme court ruling legalizing marriage equality.

The duo who were inseparable on the red carpet also wore matching all white outfits.
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US Gay Marriage - Robert Mugabe Asks Obama to Marry Him


Zimbabwe’s 90-year-old president, Robert Mugabe, has challenged President Barack Obama by asking for his hand in marriage. His comment comes at the back of the legalization of gay marriage in the United States by the Supreme Court.

Mugabe during his weekly radio interview with Zimbabwe’s national radio last Saturday said:

“I’ve just concluded since President Obama endorses the same-sex marriage, advocates homosexual people and enjoys an attractive countenance thus if it becomes necessary , I shall travel to Washington, D.C. , get down on my knee , and ask his [Obama’s] hand. I
can’t understand how this people dare to defy Christ’s explicit orders as our Lord prohibited mankind from sodomy.''
Mugabe is also 
reported
 to have added that the American Government is run by pervert, Satan-worshipers who insult the Great American nation. The American tradition and heritage was based on lofty Christian principles, added Mr. Mugabe, but to the detriment of this great nation, America’s corrupt political elite is acting according to their diabolic whims.

Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage, the first ever from a sitting president, came amid growing pressure for the president to clarify his previously muddled opinion. 

Okonjo-Iweala spent $2.1bn without approval – NEC


The newly inaugurated National Economic Council, has accused former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, of spending $2.1bn from the Excess Crude Account without authorisation.
The Council, which is chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, made the accusation after the NEC’s 58th meeting in Abuja on Monday, June 29.
While speaking to State House correspondents, Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole said: “We looked at the numbers for the Excess Crude Account. The last time the former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Mrs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, reported to the council, and it is in the minutes, she reported by November 2014 that we had $4.1 bn.”
“Today, the Accountant-General Office reported we have $2.0bn. Which means the honourable minister spent $2.1bn without authority of the NEC and that money was not distributed to states, it was not paid to the three tiers of government.”
Within 2012 and May 2015, it was also discovered that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation earned a total of N8.1 tn but remitted only N4.3tn.
As a result of these anomalies, the Federal Government has constituted Oshiomhole, Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai; Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel; and Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo, into a panel to probe the NNPC and the ECA between 2012 and May, 2015.

PHOTOS: Former Rivers gov., Rotimi Amaechi goes cowboy @ Lagos dinner!


A cowboy dinner held last night(29th June 2015) in Lagos for the outgoing American Consul-General, Mr. Jeffrey J. Hawkins, Jr. At the send-forth party were eminent Nigerians like former governors Mr. Rotimi Amaechi & Dr. Kayode Fayemi; Bashorun Dele Momodu; Senator Tokunbo Afikuyomi; Pastor Paul Adefarasin; Hon. Dakuku Peterside; Mr. Tonye Cole; and others.

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Saturday, 27 June 2015

My Granddaughters Lured Me Into Having Sex With Them – 75-Year Old Grandpa (Photo)



A 75-year old grandfather, who allegedly slept with his granddaughters aged 11 and 14 says he was lured into the not only disgraceful but shameful act by the children.
Mr. Umoru Choji, who lives in Bukuru, Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State, was said to have had canal knowledge of two of his grand daughters before he was caught, Nation reports.
The Septuagenarian who spoke with newsmen while being paraded by police said, “It was these girls that put me into this trouble. They were the ones who always come to me and they arose my interest in sex. I didn’t even know when I started having sex with them.”
He also claimed that the girls reported him to the police after he stopped them from coming to his house.
He said: “I am married, and my wife is still alive. These girls were the ones that lured me into the act. It was not my intention. I know I had sex with them many times, but I stopped them from coming to me. So, they went and lie against me, and the parents of the other girls reported me to the police,” adding, “I feel bad, I did not know they will tell people what we were doing. The children deceived me and they went and report me to their parents.”

Angry dad cuts off his daughter's finger for stealing his money


Men of the Plateau State Police Command have arrested a 40-year-old man for cutting off his daughter’s finger on allegation that she stole his money.

The man, identified as Surulere Raphael, was paraded on Friday at the police headquarters alongside one Ponjue Domsing, who was alleged to have killed his father, Mr. Domsing, for not buying him a motorcycle as promised.


Speaking to journalists, Raphael said he cut off his daughter’s finger because she stole his N1, 500 and meat from her mother’s pot of soup. The girl’s severed finger has, however, been recovered as an exhibit, while the girl is being treated in the hospital.


Punch reports that the state Commissioner of Police, Nasiru Oki, said the suspects would be charged to court for culpable homicide and criminal conspiracy.


He said:
“The Plateau State Police Command, in its resolve to rid the state of crime and criminal activities, has arrested some murder suspects and other individuals for various offences ranging from criminal conspiracy to armed robbery and car snatching. 
May 2, 2015, at Doruwa Vwang village in Shendam Local Government Area of the state, one Ponjue Domsing killed his father, Mr. Domsing, for refusing to buy a motorcycle for him as promised. The investigation has been completed and the suspect will soon appear in court when court resumes from strike. 

Also on May 4, 2015, there was a report from Bukuru Division that one Christopher Vincent was stabbed to death by Mondam Pam and dumped his body by the roadside along Zawan Road. Detectives arrested the deceased’s girlfriend, Magdaline Fidelis, and upon interrogation, she confessed that the deceased was killed by Monday Pam over misunderstanding between them in her house.”

Toolz, Majid Micheal, Sarkodie, John Dumelo and Fally Pupa at the BET Nominee Reception(Photos)

ToolZ shared pictures of herself and other African celebrities like Majid Micheal, Sarkodie, John Dumelo and FallyIpupa at the International BET Nominee reception in LA.

ToolZ is pictured wearing a Calvin Klien two piece outfit.

More pictures below




Buhari Traces Looted Funds to UK, Switzerland & other foreign nations


The Federal Government has started tracing looted Nigerian funds to foreign nations with the aim of recovering and repatriating them.

This move came on the heels of the declaration by President Muhammadu Buhari on his first day in Aso Villa office that he inherited an almost empty treasury from his predecessor, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, thus vowing that his administration would recover all the looted funds stashed in foreign banks by corrupt Nigerians. The FG is now specifically targeting the United States, the United 
Kingdom, France, Switzerland and other European jurisdictions where it believes corrupt officials have been stashing public funds.

“The next three months may be hard, but billions of dollars can be recovered, and we will do our best,” the President was quoted as saying in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina.

Some of the countries where looted funds from Nigeria have been kept in the past include Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. Others are France, Germany, British Virgin Islands and other tax havens spread across the globe.

Adesina, who confirmed the move in an exclusive interview with Saturday PUNCH on Thursday, said, the search for the looted funds will not be limited to these countries but anywhere in the world where they may be hidden.

And that the Federal Government is planning to engage the services of foreign private investigators to help trace and find looted funds belonging to the people of Nigeria.

“Everything that needs to be done to get all those funds repatriated will be done, including engaging private investigators,” the Presidential spokesperson added.

Adesina said the identification of foreign banks being used to stash stolen funds was one of the mandates given to Buhari during a meeting he had with President Barak Obama at the recent G-7 summit in Germany. He said,

“When the President met with the G7, the promise that the American President gave him was that Nigeria should just provide all the facts, the figures, the statistics, including the banks. He promised that if Nigeria could make the information available, then the US will help in recovering the stolen funds.”

When asked specifically if the Federal Government had started identifying the banks, the presidential spokesman said:

“Yes. In fact, the President said the government will spend the next three months identifying banks, individuals and monies that have been ferried out of this country.
“The assurance the President has given is that within the next three months, we have to concentrate on getting those monies back to the government coffers,” he added.

Saturday PUNCH learnt that the Federal Government may also go after property owned by public fund looters in London, Dubai, US, Saudi Arabia and other choice international real estate markets where Nigerians are known to be some of the biggest buyers.

It was also learnt that the Department for International Development, a UK government department responsible for administering overseas aid, had alerted the President on over N1.3tn stolen during the last administration, where it is kept and who the beneficiaries are.

This money, a source close to the DFID said, is a low hanging fruit that the President can pluck during his first six months in the office with the help of the UK, US, and other G7 members without hassle.

“This was one of the agreement reached between President Buhari and the G7 countries when the former attended their meeting in Germany,” the DFID source told Saturday PUNCH.

The US in March 2014 had ordered a freeze on $458m in assets stolen by the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, and his accomplices. Abacha died in office in 1998.

The US Justice Department named two bank accounts in the Bailiwick of Jersey and two other accounts in France as depositories of $313m and $145m Abacha loot respectively. Four other investment portfolios and three bank accounts in Britain were also frozen, with an estimated value of at least $100m.

The US also named nine financial institutions – Citibank, Chase Manhattan Bank and Morgan Guaranty Trust Company, now JPMorgan Chase, and New York-based units of Britain’s Barclays Bank and Germany’s Commerz bank – as places where some of the Abacha loots were laundered.

Similarly, the Crown Prosecution Service in the United Kingdom had estimated former governor of Delta State, James Onanefe Ibori’s loot stolen to be around $250m.

Ibori, who is serving jail term for corruption charges in a UK prison, was said to have bought six property in London, including a six-bedroom house with indoor pool in Hampstead for £2.2m and a flat opposite the nearby Abbey Road recording studios. There was also a property in Dorset, a £3.2m mansion in South Africa and further real estate in Nigeria.

He also owned a fleet of armoured Range Rovers costing £600,000, a £120,000 Bentley, a £300,000 Mercedes Maybach, and a private jet for £12m.

President Buhari said the last administration mismanaged the economy while stating that it was a disgrace that state governments in the country can’t pay salaries; hence, the need to recover looted funds wherever they may be hidden.

Sonia is my wife, not babymama , says actor IK Ogbonna


Nollywood actor and model, IK Ogbonna says the mother of his recently delivered son, Sonia Morales is not his babymama but a good wife. While shopping with Sonia, IK said God has blessed him with a beautiful wife not babymama.

‘Point of correction…God blessed me with a good wife I don’t have a baby mama …. I have a beautiful Mrs @sonialareinaa..We Out here shopping for king,’ he captioned the above photo on Instagram. 

IK and Sonia welcomed their first child-a baby boy- together on Friday, June 19, 2015, and according to unconfirmed reports, they’ll be tying the knot on Saturday, June 27, 2015. 

Real reasons President Buhari is yet to appoint ministers – Presidency


The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Garba Shehu has disclosed why there is a delay in the appointment of ministers. Shehu made this disclosure following an exclusive chat with his principal on the issues. According to him, “It is about security. That is his number one campaign agenda and he is living up to it. He has concentrated all his energy trying to put together a credible response to Boko Haram terrorists. And this has taken him to the neighboring countries. He has met Defence Chief, the Service Chiefs almost every week. He has also taken this to G7, also to the African Union. He has been trying to form a massive alliance, a massive response to the Boko Haram terrorists.
Besides that, he is also restrategizing also for the economic revival of the country and the coming of foreign investment, again using the platform provided by the G7 and the United States of America. And then, you can see that he has started making moves about the recovery of the stolen billions of dollars by some Nigerians that are recoverable. So, he is actually working without making so much noise on the fulfilment of his election promises.
Nigerians have a choice to make. What do they want as their priority? Is it appointment, security or even better economy or do they want a corruption free environment? That is the thing. For the president, appointment is not the key issue for him now. That is very clear from his action. The most important thing is to get the job done. And he is working.
 
“As it is now, is there any lacuna? Are you thinking there is any gap that is not being covered by the bureaucrats? There is nothing that is not being covered. The Permanent Secretaries are part of the meetings. No body is saying that it is not important to make political appointments. He will make appointments.As he has said himself, he wants to scrutinized and make the right kind of appointment. He doesn’t want to appoint one today and make changes tomorrow. Given this war for the recovery of stolen funds, that will have implication for the people who are going to be appointed. If he appoints you today and may be in the drive, you are implicated, he will fire you”.