Monday, 6 April 2015

The Royal Palace Releases Statement On The Oba’s Alleged Threats

The Royal Palace in Lagos has released a statement clarifying the Oba Akinolu’s speech to Igbo elders where he threatened them to vote his candidate, Ambode or die.
The statement which was released by Chief Lateef Aderibigbe Ajose, the Opeluwa of Lagos says,
 Last Sunday, all honorary Eze Ndigbos in Lagos paid a courtesy call to HRM Oba Akinolu. At the meeting the visitors praised the Oba for his fatherly support for and cooperation with Igbos in. Lagos. They assured him of their continued good neighborliness with other tribes in Lagos and support everything that’ll further strengthen that harmony. 
Oba Akiolu on his part acknowledged the enviable performance of Governor Fashola and his contribution to the growth of investments in Lagos. He gave the assurance that he is not disturbed or angry with South-East and South- South votes for President Jonathan as perceived by the Eze Ndigbos. The Obas thereafter called on the Igbos chiefs to show appreciation to Lagos State by supporting his candidate Mr. Ambode for continuity of excellence as they have earlier promised. 
He assured them of his continued support‎ and assistance where needed and the meeting ended with the traditional breaking of kolas, alligator pepper, and bitter kola and pouring of liberation on the ground. It was within this context that that the tradition of Lagos with regard to the lagoon came up. It was noted that whoever works against the throne and the interest and peaceful co-existence of Lagos would end up in the lagoon as per tradition. 
2. Oba Akiolu stated further that the Igbo people have not betrayed the throne. Lagos has also not betrayed the Igbo people. Lagos has done so much to make the Igbos comfortable and to prosper. For this, we expect reciprocal respect and understanding. The Oba of Lagos prays that the Lagoon and the throne will continue to bless and protect all those who reside and visit Lagos. 
3. Oba Akiolu is the father of all irrespective of tribe, religion or political persuasion. In Lagos, we have an old traditional proverb that relates to the Lagoon. The Lagoon is unique to Lagos. The proverb stresses the need for unity and understanding when you do business in an environment and in this case when you live and do business in Lagos. 
Oba Akiolu prays for peace for the land of Lagos and prosperity for all its inhabitants.

Video confirms Oba Akiolu threatened Igbo residents in Lagos [WATCH]

Below is the video proof showing Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu’s statement that Lagos residents of Igbo descent must vote for the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Akinwumi Ambode, or else they will die in the lagoon. 

I don't go after politicians because I'm not a beggar - Cossy Ojiakor

Busty and controversial actress, Cossy Ojiakor in a recent interview with PUNCH reveals why she has not been seen campaigning for any politician like her colleagues in the movie industry. 
See excerpts below:

Why did you stay away when other celebrities were campaigning for politicians?
I don’t go after politicians. I just want the best for myself and the community I live in. That’s all I want. Where I live, we the residents wrote a letter to an aspirant in our area, complaining about our drainage. And the head of our community said we should vote for him and that the man would fix the drainage for us. Now, we have voted for him and he has won, I hope we will see him again.
We are just hoping he would come and do the drainage for us because the roads are very bad, especially during the rainy season. I want development where I live. That is what affects me as an individual. We keep hoping these politicians would do something, but they have not lived up to that expectation. I don’t see myself running after such people.
But many of your colleagues were hobnobbing with these politicians. Many believe they are making money.
We all can’t be the same. If you are doing an advert for someone, obviously you have to be paid. It’s cool if you are invited. Just make your money, play your game and move on, because it’s all a game.
Does it mean you didn’t join them because nobody invited you?
I didn’t do any of that because my kind of person is quite different. I’m not a beggar and I’m a very independent-minded person. There is always an offer and there is always sharing of money and all that, but I don’t need it. They shared money, I saw it but I didn’t collect because it’s nothing to me.
I do things that affect me as a person and that affects the people in my community and those I care for. I just want development where I stay and people around me, and I don’t even mind spending my own money to make sure people are okay. I’m more concerned with my environment. There is nothing they can give to me that can make it right. So, what’s the essence? There is no need collecting money that is going to be beneficial to me alone. It’s not really affecting me as a person but people are suffering out there. I’m not happy with the government. If they don’t want to repair our road, maybe Governor Fashola should buy a speed boat for us to get to be able to get to our homes. I’m just tired of promises.

I am not a miracle worker, don’t expect miracles – Buhari tells Nigerians

Despite his claims of turning around the Nigerian economy for good when he assumes power n the 29th of May, President elect, Muhmmadu Buhari, has asked Nigerians not to expect him to perform miracles.

While speaking on the war against Boko Haram in a recent interview with BBC, Buhari, said the triumph against the sect members would not be immediately achieved once he gets into power but said with cooperation from Neighboring countries and the commitment of the military, the war would be won in a short time
“For five, six years, the Nigerian law enforcement agencies, including the military, couldn’t secure 14 Local Governments. How can I promise miracles when I come? But with the cooperation of our neighbors Cameroon, Chad, Niger and the international community, and the commitment we are going to get from the military, I think it will take us a much shorter time to deal with it,” he stated.

You’ll Die Within 7 Days If You Don’t Vote For Ambode – Oba Of Lagos Threatens Igbos

Rilwan Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos, has sworn that Igbos in Lagos would perish if they fail to support and vote for Akinwunmi Ambode, gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos. The king, who claimed to be the owner of Lagos, made the statement at his palace while addressing Igbo leaders ahead of Saturday’s election. 
“On Saturday, if anyone of you goes against Ambode who I picked, that is your end. If it doesn’t happen within seven days, just know that I am a bastard and it is not my father who gave birth to me,” he said. On Saturday, if anyone of you, I swear in the name of God, goes against my wish that Ambode will be the next governor of Lagos state, the person is going to die inside this water. 
“I’m not ready to beg you. Nobody knew how I picked Ambode. Jimi is my blood relation and I told him that he cannot be governor in Lagos for now. The future belongs to God. I am not begging anybody, but what you people cannot do in Onitsha, Aba or anywhere, don’t do it here.” 

He however assured Ndigbos that the would prosper in Lagos if they gave Ambode their support at the polls. 
“If you do what I want, Lagos will continue to be prosperous for you. If you go against my wish, you will perish in the water. I am for the progress, growth and development of Lagos. Ambode is highly cerebral, he’s a symbol and he is going to deliver the message which I, the Oba of Lagos, have said. And he will govern the state for another eight years. “He is going on a mission and God will give him the wisdom and knowledge to fulfill that mission. Almost a year ago, I declared that Ambode will be the next governor of Lagos and it will not change.

Photos from the star-studded AY Live Show in Lagos

Lilian Esoro 
Betty Irabor, Funke Akindele, Gbenro Ajibade, Osas Ighodaro, Ubi Franklin, Lilian Esoro, Uti Nwachukwu, Toyin Aimakhu-Johnson are some of the many stars who attended the Maltina sponsored A.Y Live Special Easter Edition last night at Eko Hotel and Suites. See more pics below...

AkpororoAssistant Brand Manager, Maltina Phoebe Larry-IzamojeBryan OkparaComedian PencilDestiny AmakaEmpress NjamahFreezeFunke AkindeleGbenro  Ajibade and Osas IghodaroGbenro AjibadeIK OgbonnaJimmy JattKaylah OniwoKenneth OkolieKiss DanielLayole OyatogunLil KeshLilian (BBA)Lilian Esoro and Ubi FranklinLolo and Sexy SteelMaltina Senior Brand Manager, Wole AdedejiNeduNoble IgweOkey BakassiOnyeka OnwenuSony and Betty IraborToyin AimakhuUshbebeUti NwachukwuVectorYawYibokokoYomi CasualZoe

Photos: Fans attack Kendall Jenner for wearing this belly-baring outfit to church on Easter day

This is what the Kardashian's sister wore to church on Easter Sunday with the rest of her siblings. And this has got everyone talking on social media.

She's been blasted for dis respecting the house of God. Many feel the outfit is not appropriate for the occasion. What do you think?
See more pics below...

Hit or Miss? Toyin Lawani's Blue Braids

Mother of two, Business woman Toyin Lawani popularly known as Tiannah styling in the fashion and beauty industry rocked her blue braids to AY Live show in Lagos. She probably have tried all the colors available. First, it was Pink and then White and now it's Blue. Are you feeling her look? 
Hit or Miss?
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After being caged for 16 years, Pres. Jonathan is happy to be free at last(Must Read)

Following his defeat at the presidential election, President Goodluck Jonathan has finally broken his silence.

According to the president, the last 16 years has been a bondage for him. Jonathan says it’s as if he’s been in a cage in all the time he’s been in public service, TheNation reports.

He made the utterance on Sunday, April 5, while receiving residents of the Federal Capital Territory who were led by Vice President Namadi Sambo to pay him Easter homage at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He said: “For me as an individual, this Easter concides with the time I am leaving(office) but I always say that I am one of the luckiest Nigerians. I have yet to see somebody luckier than me.
“I have been in government for 16 years beginning from 1999. Not in government as a parliamentarian because if you are a Senator or House of Representatives member, you take care of yourself, you live in your own house. I was in a cage, being taken care of by government. From May 29, 1999 to date; 16 good years. I think it is enough and I am happy.”
“Please help me to thank God for that. I will continue to thank Nigerians for giving me that privilege. I became a deputy governor because Bayelsans voted for me and my governor then (Diepreye Alamieyeseigha). I became a Vice-President because Nigerians voted for (Umaru)Yar’Adua and myself.”
“I continued in 2011 because Nigerians voted for me and Namadi Sambo. I have to thank all Nigerians. Wherever I will be, I will remain grateful to this great country. Today is a glorious day for me.”

First Family: This Obama's family Easter photo is everything(Look)

US first family(Barack Obama, wife and kids) pose for a family portrait in the Rose Garden of the White House on Easter Sunday. So cute!