Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Genevieve, Rita Dominic, Monalisa Chinda & others host a Night of Tribute for late Oronto Douglas (Photos)

Nollywood stars held a Night of Tribute for Late Presidential aide, Oronto Douglas at Eko Hotel. They all stepped out in white except Genevieve Nnaji who wore a black dress.

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Buhari Denies Barring AIT; Issues Warning to his Team

President-elect of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has instructed all his staff as well as the personnel attached directly to him, to stop all forms of dealings with the media.

Buhari warned them to leave all media affairs to his official media team, who knew how best to deal with their media collegaues.
In a statement released in Abuja on Wednesday, April 29, by Directorate of Media and Publicity of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, Buhari reiterated the position of his party, the All Progressives Congress, which had opposed the temporary barring of the African Independent Television (AIT) from covering his media affairs.

Buhari said he was neither consulted nor informed about the AIT barring, and only became aware of the matter after the public brouhaha it generated.
“I would like everyone to henceforth stay within his/her defined area of responsibility. The time of change has come and we must avoid making the same mistakes that the outgoing government made.”

GEJ sacks MD of Nigerian Ports Authority, appoints Sanusi Lamido Ado Bayero as new MD

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has approved the appointment of Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Ado Bayero as the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).

Alhaji Sanusi, a lawyer, from Kano State takes over from Mallam Habib Abdullahi who has been relieved of his appointment as Managing Director of the NPA.

The appointment of the new NPA Managing Director takes effect from tomorrow, Thursday, April 30 2015.

President Jonathan thanks the outgoing Managing Director for his services and wishes well in his future endeavours, Reuben Abati said in a pres statement made available tonight. 

South Africa Says to Start Giving HIV Victims ‘Mark’ Near Their Genitals

President Zuma signed a bill that seems to be one of the greatest steps in the history of trying to combat HIV.

From now on, every person who gets tested and is found to be HIV positive will not just get counselling and medication. They will also get a mark in form of a tattoo near their genitals according to the bill signed by the president.

Jacob Zuma after signing the bill said;
The mark is to protect those who can’t say no to sex. I mean if you can’t read between the lines you should read between the legs because that’s where the status would be tatted. The choice to be HIV positive is now in your hands or your genitals for that matter…. We also encourage those who had been living with the virus to go to the nearest public hospitals to get their status tatted in.

Mo Abudu, Mai Atafo, Others at the premiere of 'Desperate Housewives Africa'

Fun and excitement as EbonyLife TV, held the much awaited premiere and private screening of Desperate Housewives Africa, the local adaptation of the multiple award-winning ABC television drama hit series, at the Agip Recital Hall, Muson Centre on Tuesday April 28, 2015.

Celebrities spotted at the event includeMo Abudu, John Ugbe, Michelle Dede, Jason Nwoga, Linda Osifo, Omotu Bissong, Nini Wacera, Mai Atafo, Lanre Olushola, Nkiru Anumudu, Dolapo Oni, Ozzy Agu, Fade Ogunro, Nikki Laoye, Kehinde Bankole, Emmanuel Ikubese and many more.

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IMG_3499L to R Marcy Dolapo Oni as Rume Bello_ Michelle Dede as Tari Gambadia_ Omotu Bissong as Funke Lawal_ Nini Wacera as Ese De Souza_ Kehinde Bankole as Kiki Obi_ Linda Osifo as Rhetta MooreIMG_3488Fade Ogunro
Mo AbuduMo Abudu and Ozzy AguMai AtafoMo Abudu, MD Nigerian Breweries, Nicholas Vervelde and WifeMarcy Dolapo Oni

Buhari at the induction of new members of the 8th National Assembly(Photos)

Gen Buhari was at the induction of new members of the National assembly organised by the National Institute for Legislative Studies in Abuja today April 29th today. At the induction, Buhari promised to work closely with the National Assembly members, stating that for any democratic leader to work successful, he needs the cooperation of the national assembly members.
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Chika Ike Stuns In New Photos For Glamour Magazine

Nollywood actress Chika Ike has shared new beautiful photos on Instagram. 

The 29-year-old actress who is currently promoting her reality TV show is one of many Nigerian actresses who loves to flaunt the good life. 

She shared the photos on her Instagram and revealed she was shooting them for Glamour Magazine. 

4 Nigerians executed for drug trafficking in Indonesia have been buried (PHOTOS)

The four Nigerians alongside eight other drug traffickers have been executed in Indonesia despite appeals not to.

According to the pastors who were with them in their final hours, some of the men including Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran declined to wear blindfolds and were singing as they were shot by a 13-member firing squad in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Trend Alert!!! Another guy sets to trek from Maiduguri to Abuja in honor of Buhari

Trekking is the new business in town after Buhari won the presidential election. Pictured above is another man who is willing to trek in honour of the general. 45-year-old Adamu Abdullahi who is set to trek from Maiduguri in Borno state to Abuja from tomorrow April 30th. His plan is to meet with the general in order to congratulate him for his win.

Adamu who is Married with four children says he will be leaving Maiduguri by 6am tomorrow and will depart from Jimtilo park. He went further to ask all Borno state indigenes to forward their petitions to him so he can present them to Gen. Buhari.

Buhari and his vice, Osibanjo spotted having breakfast with sachet of N40 Milo (Photo)

President-elect Buhari and his deputy Osibanjo were pictured having breakfast with a sachet of N40 Milo.

See behind the scenes photos from Asa’s new video ‘Eyo’

Queen of Soul and international music star, Asa has released the video for her hit single ‘Eyo’.
This track is off her Bed of Stone album which was released in 2014.
The colourful video was directed by Meji Alabi for JM production. The video celebrates the lifestyle of the average Nigerian and taps into the nostalgia of fun childhood memories and culture.
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Click here to watch how she combined fashion pieces together with her signature eye glasses:

May Day: FG declares Friday public holiday

Friday, May 1 has been declared as work-free day by the Federal Government has to mark this year’s Workers’ Day.

This disclosure was made by the Minister of Interior in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.

Moro in the communiqué signed by the Permanent Secretary, Abubakar Magaji, congratulated all Nigerians on their resilience and commitment in the face of the challenges of daily living.

He further urged them to sustain their support for President Goodluck Jonathan in his efforts to build a stable, peaceful and economically vibrant nation.

The Minister wished all Nigerian workers a joyous and peaceful celebration.

Nepal Earthquake: 4-months-old baby found alive after being trapped in rubble for 4 days(Photos)

More than 5,000 people are known to have died and over 10,000 injured in Nepal in the magnitude 7.8 earthquake which happened on Saturday, April 25th.  There were also deaths in India, Tibet and Bangladesh.  

However, a 4-months-old baby girl was found alive. She was rescued by  Nepal army after 4 days of being trapped in the rubble. How she managed to survive, is still a mystery. God is indeed wonderful. 
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Nepal Earthquake survivor drank his own urine to survive while trapped in rubble for 3days

A man pulled from the rubble of a collapsed hotel by a French rescue team more than three days after the deadly Nepal earthquake says he was forced to drink his own urine to survive, Associated Press reports. 

Rishi Khanal, 27, had just finished lunch at a hotel in Kathmandu and had gone up to the second floor when everything suddenly started to move and fall apart. He was struck by falling masonry and trapped with his foot crushed under rubble.

"I had some hope but by yesterday I'd given up. My nails went all white and my lips cracked ... I was sure no one was coming for me. I was certain I was going to die," he told The Associated Press from his hospital bed on Wednesday, surrounded by his family.

He was surrounded by dead people and a terrible smell. But he kept banging on the rubble all around him and eventually this brought a French rescue team that extracted him after an operation lasting many hours. By the time he was pulled out, he had been trapped — in what could have become his tomb — for 82 hours.
"There was no sound going out, or coming in. I kept banging against the rubble and finally someone responded and came to help. I hadn't eaten or had anything to drink so I drank my own urine."
 It was not clear if he was a hotel employee or a guest.

"It feels good. I am thankful," he said. He was taken away for surgery before more details could be obtained.

More than 5,000 people are known to have died and over 10,000 injured in Nepal in the magnitude 7.8 earthquake. There were also deaths in India, Tibet and Bangladesh.  

Interesting, Jonathan, Sambo, others to get N3.24bn as retirement benefits

President Goodluck Jonathan, Vice President Namadi Sambo, non-returning federal lawmakers, ministers and presidential aides will collect N3.24bn in severance allowances.
The Punch reports that this is part of the remuneration package put together by the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission. The package shows that  Jonathan, who will hand over on May 29, is entitled to 300 per cent of his annual basic salary. The president’s annual basic salary is put at N3, 514,705 and therefore his severance allowance will be N10, 544,115 after May 29.
Vice-President Sambo, who leaves office the same day as Jonathan, is also entitled to 300 per cent of his annual basic salary put at N3, 031,572.50. This means that his severance allowance after May 29 is N9, 094,717.50. These two positions have some constitutional benefits at the end of the day.
About 76 senators are not returning to the National Assembly after losing elections. Like Jonathan and Sambo they are entitled to 300 per cent of their annual basic salaries as severance allowances at the expiration of their tenures on June 5, a total of N462,019,200. This means  every senator will get N6,079,200.
Also, in the House of Representatives, about 290 members are not returning to the 8th National Assembly to be proclaimed into existence by Buhari on June 5. Each of the members is entitled to N5,955,637.50 as severance allowance. This means that the 290 members  will be paid N1, 727,134,875. The ministers, on the other hand, will be collecting a total of N253, 967,212.5. There are 42 ministers in Jonathan’s cabinet. Thirty one of them are senior ministers and 11 are ministers of state. Each of the senior ministers is entitled to N6, 079,200 severance allowance while each of the ministers of state will receive N5, 872,740.
This means that collectively, the senior ministers will get N188, 455,200 at the expiration of their tenures on May 29 while collectively, the ministers of state will receive N65, 512,012.5. The aides to the president, comprising special advisers, senior special assistants and special assistants will receive N775, 207,125.
There are 23 special advisers to the president. There are others, estimated at 110, who work with the vice-president, the First Lady (Patience Jonathan) and special advisers that are designated either as senior special assistants or special assistants to the president.
This means that there are about 133 aides to the president and each of them is entitled to 300 per cent of their annual basic salary which amounts to N5, 828,625. The Nigerian democracy has been identified as one of the costliest in the world as a result of a large number of political office holders.
With this report, some experts are of the opinion that a cabinet made up of 42 ministers is way too large, but constitutionally, each of the 36 states is expected to be represented in the Federal Executive Council. Bicameralism is another source of worry for many observers who believe that Nigeria can do with one chamber of the National Assembly. Some Nigerians have called for a part-time legislature as a means of saving costs.

‘Rescued girls not Chibok girls’

Nigeria’s army has stated that the rescued 200 girls and 93 women from Boko Haram camps during a military operation are not the school girls abducted from Chibok community more than a year ago by the Boko Haram insurgents.

An army spokesman told AP news agency on Tuesday that the 293 females were not the girls abducted from Chibok a year ago.
Boko Haram kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls from the northeastern town of Chibok, in Borno state, sparking an international outcry.
Army spokesman: 293 females rescued in northeastern Nigeria are not girls abducted from Chibok.