Thursday, 19 February 2015

Photos: President Jonathan Commissions 4 Navy Ships In Lagos

Pictured above, President Goodluck Jonathan commissioning 4 Navy ships in Lagos today,February 19. Continue to see more pics after the cut. ...

Presidency gives 12 reasons why Nigerians should re-elect Jonathan

The Presidency has given 12 reasons Nigerians must queue behind President Goodluck Jonathan for another term in the forthcoming March 28 presidential election.
This was contained in a piece, entitled, “Twelve reasons to support Jonathan,” published in the current edition of the in-house magazine of the State House, Abuja, called Villascope.
The presidency highlighted some of the achievements of the present administration which include, road construction, railway rehabilitation, remodeling of airports, transformed agriculture sector and increased access to education.
Others are increased access to housing, improved power supply, improved water supply, better health facilities, reformed security infrastructures, economic transformation and increased Nigerians’ participation in downstream oil sector.
The Presidency said Jonathan met 4,500km of motorable roads but constructed/rehabilitated 25,000km of roads.
This, it said, had drastically reduced travel time nationwide.
It added that about five million Nigerians now travel by train after the present administration rehabilitated the nation’s railway.
On education, it said, “Jonathan built 125 Almajiri schools, 14 universities and special schools for girls in 27 states.
“He gave 101 scholarships to first-class graduates to pursue postgraduate courses in the best 25 universities in the world.
“He sponsored 7,000 lecturers of federal and state universities and polytechnics for postgraduate studies to improve quality teaching.”

Rapper, Iggy Izalea Quits Twitter Over Internet Bullies

Poor thang! Iggy Azalea couldn’t take the cyber bullies making fun of her vacation bikini pictures… She went on Twitter Wednesday and announced to her fans that she is taking her leave from Twitter:
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The 24-year-old was recently photographed in a bikini, while on vacation with her boyfriend, Nick Young. Haters took shot at her for 'having cellulite' and the rapper decided she'd had enough of social media.

Hanks Anuku debunks HIV reports, says it’s all lies

It went viral recently that Hanks Anuku is supposedly HIV positive and that he knowingly infected his wife as well.

The Nollywood actor has come forward to debunk the story saying he isn’t HIV positive and did not infect his wife.

Speaking to, Anuku expressed his displeasure over the story which cast him and his family in bad light.

According to him, “There is no iota of truth in that story! This is me, I am fine and healthy.”

He also wondered why anyone would concoct such a story as the one claiming he slept with over 80 women in 2011 when he was in Zambia working on a stage play.

CBN Pegs Dollar Exchange Rate At N198

In a bid to reduce pressure on the naira, which has come under speculative attacks in recent weeks, the Central Bank of Nigeria on Wednesday announced the closure of the Retail and Wholesale Dutch Auction Systems of the foreign exchange market.

This was confirmed in a statement issued by the Director, Corporate Communications Department, CBN, Mr. Ibrahim Mu’azu.

In taking the step, the central bank was said to have fixed the exchange rate of the naira to the dollar at 198, which is N30 above its N168 (+/-5 per cent) rate.
As a result of the plunge in global oil prices, the CBN had in November devalued the naira by eight per cent as it officially pegged the currency at 160-176 to the dollar.

Bobbi Kristina’s Boyfriend, Nick Gordon Begging To See Her

Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend Nick Gordon  has was banned from her hospital bed by her family. Nick has been trying to see her with no luck, and now he's publicly pleading for a visit. 
His lawyer, Randall Kessler, says Nick's efforts to see Bobbi Kristina have been consistently blocked by the family. 
Kessler adds, "[Nick] has respected the family's wishes and for that reason alone has not returned to the hospital and risked a public confrontation
"He desperately wants to be with the one he loves and continues to hope that his request will be granted."
Earlier, The Police have launched a criminal investigation because Bobbi Kristina was found with injuries on her body and Nick is the target of the probe.

New reports says Bobbi Kristina’s organs are beginning to shut down and it's only a matter of time.

Nicki Minaj’s tour manager stabbed to death in bar fight

The tour manager of rapper Nicki Minaj has been stabbed to death and another member of her entourage seriously injured in a bar fight, the artist and police say.

Minaj, one of the world's most successful female rappers, said that two members of her team were stabbed in Philadelphia, where they were preparing for a tour scheduled to start on March 16 in Stockholm.

"One was killed. They had only been there for two days rehearsing for the tour," Minaj wrote on Twitter.

Police said that an apparent argument set off the fight after midnight outside the Che' Bar & Grill and that the victim was stabbed multiple times in the torso before dying in hospital.

The other man was in critical condition with stab wounds to his left arm and left side, a police statement said.

Police described the alleged assailant as a 30-year-old man with a full beard who drove away in a dark gold Buick Lesabre.

While police did not identify the victims, rapper Fabolous identified the dead man as De'Von Pickett, Minaj's tour manager, and said that the other victim was associate Eric Parker.
"I am still in shock and don't want to believe this. And it hurts even more knowing how good these two dudes are. How hard these guys work," Fabolous wrote on Instagram.