Monday, 25 May 2015

FG declares Friday public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Friday May 29, 2015 as Public Holiday to celebrate the 2015 Democracy Day.
The Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, made the declaration on behalf of the FG  in a statement signed by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Abubakar Magaji, on Monday in Abuja.
The minister urged Nigerians at home and the diaspora to support the incoming government and to pray for the success of Nigeria’s democratic process.
Moro used the opportunity to congratulate President Goodluck Jonathan and Nigerians for the successful conduct of the 2015 general elections.
He also congratulated the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, on his electoral victory, wishing his administration good luck.

African Fashion Week: Yemi Alade Wins ‘Most Stylish Female Celebrity’ Award (PHOTOS)

Singer Yemi Alade bagged the award for Most Stylish Female Celebrity at African Fashion Week Nigeria.
The Event was hosted by Mercy Ajisafe and Emmanuel Ikubese.
She came attended the event in style and glam as she was pictured wearing a long sleeve crop top with a mermaid skirt by Tiannah Styling for the event at Eko Hotel.
Singer Yemi Alade won the ‘Most Stylish Female Celebrity’ award while Kunbi Oyelese of April by Kunbi went home with ‘Fashion entrepreneur of the year’.
Antonia Soares of Complete Fashion won ‘Emerging Fashion Journalist of the year’, Master won ‘Male Designer of the year’, Damilola Oke won ‘Stylist of the year’.
Check out photos of the awards night below.

Couple Begins Trek For Jonathan With 3weeks Old Baby (Photos)

It’s just less than five days left for Goodluck Jonathan to cease being the President of Nigeria. And to celebrate his exit as the country’s number one citizen, a couple, Michael and Edna Ayibaemi, has decided to start trekking from Warri, Delta State, to Otuoke in Bayelsa State in honour of the outgoing President.
The newlywed embarked on their trekking journey at the early of this morning, Monday, May 25, 2015.
Interestingly, Michael said he was supposed to go alone but his wife, who just gave birth 25 days ago, decided to join him with their baby.

Pastor Tunde Bakare: “How I narrowly escaped death” + New photo of him dancing

The Senior Pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare has recounted his ordeal after ‘supernaturally’ escaping death. 

Recall the Lagos-based pastor slumped while speaking at Renaissance Capital’s 6th Annual Pan- African Investor Conference on Monday, 18th May 2015. Bakare while speaking at the Sunday(24th May 2015) service said,
”All I want to do today is to give the testimony of my supernatural escape from death.I am glad God spared my life for a purpose and I will fulfil that purpose.I want to place on the register an appreciation to the team that went with me to the event, first on the list is Authentic Mrs B.I was discharged on Wednesday with a clean bill of health.”

Fuel Crisis: Oil Marketers Reach Agreement With FG On Resumption Of Fuel Supply

Petroleum products marketers and the Federal Government on Monday have set aside their face-off resolved with government, resolving to immediately mobilise to ensure restoration of normal supply of fuel throughout the country.
At the end of a meeting convened by the Senate Committee on Petroleum (Upstream and downstream) to resolve the crisis, Chairman, Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN), Obafemi Olawore, said its members, consisting Oando, Conoil, Forte Oil, MRS, Total and Mobil Oil agreed to commence lifting and distribution of fuel immediately from the stock supplied by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
Capital Oil and Gas Ltd had on Sunday commenced the loading of 13 million litres of petrol from its depot in Apapa for distribution to the various states to reduce the current scarcity.
The Chairman of the company, Ifeayin Ubah, told journalists in Lagos that more than 2,000 trucks would be loaded before May 29 to boost the country’s economic activities.
He said the company’s facilities had the capacity to load 13 million litres of the product within the period.
“This comes to approximately 500 trucks of petroleum products on daily basis. With this, it is our belief that once again our citizens will begin to smile and return to normal family and work life.
“We call on other petroleum marketers to follow suit and save our nation from this impending economic and social crisis,’’ he said.
 Source: Sahara Reporters

Kim Kardashian Copy Amber Rose Seductive Tongue Kiss With Kanye West In New Pics

Kim Kardashianrecently posted some throwback wedding pictures celebrating her first anniversary with husband Kanye West.

Kim shared some never-seen-before pictures of the couple on social media, of which, the most sensual was the one where she’s seen licking  Kanye’s open mouth, trying  the  famous Amber Rose tongue kiss with her husband.

The 34-year-old star also posted a picture where the 37-year-old rapper was kissing her cheek seductively as she smiled at the camera, captioning it, “Forever.”

Chris Brown & Baby Mama at War over child support

So fast! Singer Chris Brown is at war with his baby mama, who claims he's stopped paying the measly $2,500 a month in child support, and now she's gunning for 6 times that. 

Multiple sources connected with the couple tell TMZ, Chris has been paying baby Royalty's mom, Nia Guzman, the $2,500, but the gravy train stopped in March. He stopped paying because Nia demanded $15k a month, which he thinks is ridiculous.

Chris says Nia's treating the baby like a winning lottery ticket, but she claims he's being incredibly cheap and their daughter is suffering as a result. Nia's lawyer, Carl Moore, will be filing legal docs in the next 2 weeks demanding back child support and a huge monthly hike.  

Photo: Kcee’s Manager Turns Black Marketer?

With the ongoing fuel crisis in the country, many filling stations are either locked down or are seen with long queues as people scramble to get fuel.
Despite government warning about people hording fuel in their homes, many have neglected the warnings as they continue to buy in large quantity to hoard at homes.
Rather than lead by example, Kcee’s manager, Sososo Berekon, has joined the league as he went out with four 25litres of kegs in search of fuel.
Soso as he is popularly called has been on the campaign train of the outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan but has failed to use his closeness with some top political officers to get the petroleum product.

Omotola’s 17-year-old Son, Captain E Produces New Song Featuring Seyi Shay

TV Queen, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde's son, MJ has just released a top song featuring Nigerian top Female Artiste Seyi Shay and Artiste Verchi.
The 16 year old music producer recently completed work on the single of a budding artist, Verchi featuring Seyi Shay.
It was gathered that the new song is a joint production effort between Eni Beats and that of Omosexy's son.
The Nollywood diva has already taken to twitter, to proudly flaunt her son's latest achievement and as well try promoting his work.
More information has it that the new song is a project been funded and managed by Omotola’s Red Hot Records.

Etisalat,Aero contractors also get hit by the prevailing fuel scarcity

The prevailing fuel scarcity in Nigeria, is affecting more companies. I just hope it stops soon. See the statement by Etisalat below:

Oh My!! Kenyan Lawyer Offers President Obama 50 Cows, 70 Sheep, 30 Goats To Marry His Daughter (Photos)

The things we hear , hehe! A Kenyan lawyer named Kiprono Matagei has made public his special request to US President Barack Obama.

One of Kiprono's dream is to marry Barack's first daughter Malia so he has announced that he is ready to pay 50 cows, 70 sheep, and 30 goats as bride price. And he is ready to meet Obama to discuss the matter when Obama visits in July.

Kenya Digest reports that Kiprono said:
“I got interested in her in 2008. As a matter of fact, I haven’t dated anyone since and promise to be faithful to her. I have shared this with my family and they are willing to
help me raise the bride price”
The young lawyer claims his love for Malia is real, not infatuation.

People might say I am after the family's money but that is not the case. My love is real. I am currently drafting a letter to Obama asking him to please have Malia accompany him for this trip. I hope the embassy will hand the letter to him. I will hand it over to the US Ambassador with whom we have interacted several times.
What is disturbing here is that as at 2008 when Kiprono says he fell in love with Malia, she was just 10 years old.

Kiprono also added that should Obama accept his request, his engagement to the 'love of his life' will be a unique one.

“If my request is granted, I will not resort to the cliché of popping champagne. Instead, I will surprise her with mursik , the traditional Kalenjin sour milk, as an indication that she is my queen. I will propose to her on a popular hill in Bureti near my father’s land where leaders and warriors are usually crowned. Ours will be a simple life. I will teach Malia how to milk a cow, cook ugali and prepare mursik like any other Kalenjin woman”
Malia Obama is 16, set to turn 17 on July 4.

APC Releases New official portraits of Buhari and Osinbajo

The APC released these new official portraits of the president and vice president-elect about a week after their first official portrait was released.

I stole to help my friend treat kidney failure-55-yr -old (Pictured)

A 55-year-old transporter, identified as Alhaji Ramon Adeleke, who was recently arrested by operatives of Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, has said he went into robbery to save the life of his friend who has kidney failure.
The father of four, who was caught alongside his friend, Lukmon Shoyoye on closed-circuit television, CCTV, footage stealing a Toyota Corolla parked in a hotel located around Allen Avenue, told Vanguard:

 I live in Obilegun Street in Iba, Lagos and married with four children. I am a landlord in Lagos.My friend and I went to Airport Hotel at night and at dawn, we stole a Toyota Corolla 2003 model, parked in the hotel. While we were stealing the vehicle, I did not know that the CCTV captured us.“I took the car to Alhaji who bought it for N400, 000. I gave the money to my friend Chief Kola, who had kidney problem because he was very sick. I gave Lukmon, who went to the operation with me, N80,000.”
It was gathered that the duo committed the crime on November 16, 2014. Adeleke was arrested on April 9, 2015, while on his way to a mosque around Allen Avenue. Adeleke’s arrest led to Shoyoye’s.
Vanguard learned that Ramon Adeleke was apprehended and charged to court in March 2015 for a similar crime, but was granted bail before he was re-arrested.Alhaji Adeleke, a native of Ede in Osun State, said:

 In his defence, 38-year-old Lukmon Shoyoye, told Vanguard:

“I have known Ramon for several years. We met when he came to fix the glass of his commercial vehicle. Sometime around November 2014, Ramon called me on phone and said he wanted to see me.
“When we met, he said he wants me to escort him. He told me he wants to seize the vehicle of a friend who owed him but refused to pay. I neither planned nor discussed the operation with him.We drove to Allen at about 12 midnight. I became suspicious of his mission when he stole a car that was parked in the hotel. It was Ramon that forced the door of the vehicle open.It was when we left the scene that it occurred to me that he actually stole a car. I drove my four-runner Jeep, while he drove the stolen vehicle. He went alone to Ile-Epo to sell the vehicle.I do not know for how much he sold the car, but he gave me N80,000 which I used to pay my children’s school fees. I was arrested after Ramon was arrested.“I am from Abeokuta in Ogun State and married with six children. I am an aluminium fabricator.”
Vanguard gathered that the stolen Toyota Corolla had been recovered, while both suspects will soon be charged to court.

Fuel scarcity-GT Bank to close all nationwide branches at 1pm today

Due to the prevailing fuel scarcity in the country, GT bank has issued a statement informing it customers that it's branches nationwide will close by 1pm today.

We must be patient with Buhari,Nigeria has been destroyed in the last 8 years-Obasanjo

Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo has taken a swipe at president Jonathan,saying the country has been mismanaged in the last eight years. He also says Buhari would change things but needs patience because what ha sbeen destroyed in eight years can't be built in a day. The former PDP leader said this when the Iyalode of Yoruba land, Chief Alaba Lawson, led a delegation of South-West women leaders on a visit to his Hilltop residence in Abeokuta.
“The country had been poorly managed in the last eight years and it would take some time for Buhari’s government to correct the anomalies. But I want to tell him not to be frightened.”
“What I would say is that we should all put our minds at rest. He (Buhari) is someone that will perform but we must exercise patience because what has been destroyed for eight years cannot be undone overnight.
“But like the Chinese proverb which says the journey of a thousand miles starts with a step, it is not only the first step (that matters) but the first step in the right direction because if you take a wrong step, you’re not likely to get to the destination,” he said.
“When I came in 1999, there was no fuel and power. The situation was like this and I thought we have put that one behind us.The man that is coming on board has a lot of experience in terms of governance. He is not a novice in governance having ruled the country as a military Head of State from 1983 to 1985.
“Nigerians need to exercise patience because what has been destroyed in eight years cannot be rebuilt in a day,” Obasanjo maintained.
“Let’s give him time. Let’s pray for him and let’s cooperate with him. We are all concerned about the present situation of Nigeria. The expectation is very high but at the same time, there is a lot of goodwill internally and externally for the incoming government.Once the incoming administration realises this and takes every step, particularly in the first three months when people will be watching and counting, I think for me, we will get there,” God has provided a new opportunity for Nigeria and Nigerians and I believe God does not make mistakes. There are two things I believe the incoming President appreciates; one is that he knows that the expectations of Nigerians are high and two, that he should not be frightened by the situation on the ground."

Capital Oil Moves To Ends Fuel Scarcity, Loads Over 13 Million Litres

Ifeanyi Ubah’s Capital Oil has pulled out of the ongoing strike by the fuel tankers and marketers, saying it was not going to be part of the ploy to inflict pain on Nigerian masses.
In a press statement issued by the company and signed by its Managing Director, Ifeanyi Uba, the company announced that its resolution takes immediate effect.
According to the company, it has the capacity to load over 13 million litres of product before dawn. This comes to approximately 400 trucks of petroleum products. It said with this gesture, ”it is our belief that once again our citizens will begin to smile, return to normal family and work life.”
The company called on other petroleum marketers to follow suit and save the Nation from an impending economic and social crisis.

Below is full statement:
On Saturday, 16th May 2015, we received an SMS ordering the suspension of loading activities in all depots from Monday 18th May 2015. We later realized that this directive was as a result of unpaid funds owed to transporters by oil marketers who in turn are owed by the Federal Government. This development has resulted in immense hardship to our fellow country men and women. We believe that a better solution can be pursued towards solving this problem in a way that does not adversely affect our dear citizens.
Capital Oil and Gas has watched with so much pain, the suffering and hardship our citizens have been subjected to as a result of scarcity of petrol, diesel, aviation fuel and house hold kerosene. We are deeply pained to hear that hospitals cannot perform surgeries, laboratories are unable to carry out much needed tests especially for emergency patients leaving such patients at risk of dying, radio stations are shutting down, communication is being affected as MTN and other telecommunications company have announced an impending shut down while homes, offices and key facilities nationwide are experiencing blackouts. In some parts of the country, petrol is already selling at an all-time high of N1,000 per litre. Our citizens have left their homes and are now sleeping in fuel stations, facing the risk of robbery attacks and other attendant risk.
In a few days’ time, a new government headed by General Muhamadu Buhari will be sworn in. Apart from our citizens being unable to watch the handover on television and unavailability of transportation for attendees of this historic handover, the resulting chaos from this scarcity may shutdown the Nation and sabotage the efforts Nigeria has made to attain greater heights.
We are constrained at this point and have decided that two wrongs cannot make a right. We will not be part of this sabotage against our fatherland. Therefore from this minute, we shall take the risk of opening our facilities and commence swift loading and distribution of products Nationwide.
Our facility has the capacity to load over 13 million litres of product before dawn. This comes to approximately 400 trucks of petroleum products. With this act, it is our belief that once again our citizens will begin to smile, return to normal family and work life. We call on other petroleum marketers to follow suit and save our Nation from this impending economic and social crisis. This is a period that requires patriotism and service to fatherland. Let’s join hands to help our fellow citizens and save Nigeria. We also call on striking bodies to call off the strike action. Let us work together for the betterment of our people.
As we brief you this moment, our truck park, port reception facilities and our depot complex have been ordered opened. We are ordering and resuming discharge of products from vessels at our berths. We have ordered our trucks to commence loading of products and move overnight to every state of the Federation.
Most importantly, we wish to use this medium to thank NNPC and PPMC for their steadfastness in ensuring the availability of petroleum products. Current PPMC stock level in our storage tanks and buffer stock on vessels awaiting discharge at our jetty is capable of meeting the Nation’s need for 15 days.
Furthermore, we wish to emphasis that we have a total solution to the traffic menace on the oshodi apapa expressway. In the coming weeks, we hope to engage the Federal Government (Federal Ministry of Transport), Lagos State Government and other stakeholders in the affected area, to optimally utilize our truck park facilities which has the capacity to accommodate over 1,100 trucks per time and 5,000 on a shift basis.
Capital Oil and Gas continues to appeal to Nigerians to accept and support deregulation as this will curb corruption, enhance competition, lead to reduction of pump price for petroleum products and ensure constant supply to meet Nigeria’s demand.
Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah
Managing Director/CEO
Capital Oil and Gas Industries Limited

Buhari Needs Prayers More than Me, Says Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday urged Nigerians to pray more for his incoming successor, Gen Muhammadu Buhari than for him. 
Speaking at the 2015 presidential thanksgiving and inauguration service held at the National Ecumenical Center, Abuja, Jonathan noted that the incoming leaders would be saddled with managing the lives of all Nigerians and therefore require the prayers and support of all.

The theme of the service was: “Give thanks in all Circumstances”.

He noted that on Friday he would hand over to Buhari and go into privte life while Buhari and the incoming Vice President, Professor Yemi  Osibanjo, would begin to manage the country’s resources.
“Pray more for the incoming government, we are going out to manage our private lives but they are coming to manage the nation’s wealth. All we need as Nigerians is unity and peace”.
Jonathan who explained that the service was actually for the incoming government, noted that he and his wife with other members of his cabinet were just there to say goodbye to Nigerians.
The event was also attended by Professor Osibanjo and his wife.