Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Nigerian man gets 5 years jail sentence for raping Norwegian tourist

26-year-old Ekwegbalu Ugochukwu Udok, has been sentenced to 5 years in jail by a Municipal court in Cambodia for beating and raping Norwegian 27-year-old tourist, Nodia Ebert, in December 2014.
According to the presiding judge, on the day of the incident, the young lady had just stepped out of a night club when she met Udok who pretended to be a taxi driver and asked that she take a ride with him.
“Udok said that he would bring her to the Okay Boutique Hotel, but instead, he brought her to his rental house. After arriving at his room, he raped her.” the presiding judge, Im Vanak said while presiding over the case.
Udok however said outside the courtroom that he will be appealing the court’s judgement at the Cambodia Supreme court, “I believe that the court’s verdict was unjust for me, and I cannot accept it. I will bring the case to the Appeal Court.”

FG pays $800million to marketers to end fuel crisis

Apparently, oil marketers didn’t just agree to call off the strike, the Federal government had to step into the matter and they reached a consensus, which oil suppliers claims Nigeria’s outgoing government has agreed to pay $800 million to end a fuel crisis crippling the economy.
The Associated Press reports that chaos reigned Tuesday at Nigerian airports, where most flights were cancelled due to the shortages. Cars and other vehicles formed queues of more than 2 kilometers outside of gas stations, banks closed at lunchtime and cellphone companies warned they would be forced to shut down service countrywide for a lack of diesel to fuel generators.
The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) said the finance minister agreed Monday to pay a debt of $800 million to oil suppliers. It said companies started pumping oil again Tuesday and unpaid tanker drivers stopped striking.

Asisat Oshoala becomes the first person to win BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year(Photos)

Nigerian footballer, Asisat Oshoala has been announced as the first ever woman to win the BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year.

The Nigerian and Liverpool forward is the first player to win the new award from the BBC World Service, which is voted for by football fans around the world.

Speaking on her award, Asisat says “I would like to say thank you to the BBC, to my fans around the world and to everyone who voted. I feel very happy and appreciated. It’s a very good thing for me and also motivation for the World Cup. I had a very good 2014 and had the opportunity of going to the under-20s Women’s World Cup with Nigeria and also won the Golden Ball and Golden Boot so I think maybe that added to the reason why people voted for me.”

Yvonne Nelson Still Enjoying Power Supply - Estate Manager Speaks

Chief Executive Officer of Redrow Developments Ltd, Christopher Aryeetey, has reacted to reports that the electricity supply to the estate where Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson lives was disconnected because she failed to pay her bills and also made illegal connections.
This issue was raised days after the actress led a protest against the incessant supply of electricity in Ghana.
Speaking via a press statement, Aryeetey, which manages the estate Yvonne lives, claimed that her power supply and that of the estate is still intact.
According to him, “Electricity supply to our client, Yvonne Nelson, who is a resident and the focus of the media, has not been disconnected as reported. We would like to further add that her property is properly metered and therefore has legal connection.”

Charly Boy and wife Lady D release new photos to celebrate their love

Charly Boy has been married to his wife, Lady D for the past 37yrs and their love is still waxing strong by the day. They are blessed with kids and grandchildren and  released these new photos to celebrate their love.
Peep below for more pics:

GEJ Releases N5b To Buy Cooking Stoves For Rural Women

The Nation reports that in a move to win the hearts of Nigerian women the president has released N5 billion to the Ministry of the Environment for the purchase of clean cooking stoves for rural women, a project which is expected to cost N9.2 billion.

This was revealed yesterday by the minister of the environment, Laurentia Mallam, who said that the president will inaugurate the project today.
According to Mallam the stoves will be distributed to women in rural areas through the state  environment ministries .
Speaking during an inspection visit to the Veldrome at the National Stadium, Abuja, Mallam revealed that the contractor, Messrs Integra Renewable Energy Services Limited, has been given N1.3 billion from the N5 billion released by the federal government.
She added that clean cooking stoves will help to discourage the use of firewood for cooking, which she said is one of the causes of the desertification in the north.

Actor Osita Iheme(PawPaw) Reveals Why He's Still Single

The 32-year-old Nollywood actor Osita Iheme, popularly known as ‘Pawpaw’ has talked about why he is still single.

In an interview with Inside&About Magazine he talked about his personal life, career, Nollywood, ambition and legacy. Read excerpts from the interview below:
Your stage name “Paw-paw” brought you to limelight and you became a household name in the Nigerian entertainment industry. Looking backwards, did you foresee your good fortune today?
I have always been a very optimistic person. I may not have seen how far I could go but I knew something great was coming. I can’t really tell you this is how far or this is how I knew it was going to be, but like I said, I had always believed that something great was around the corner.
Growing up with your stature, did you ever feel bad whenever you moved with your age mates?No! No!! No!!! I have always seen myself as a leader especially when I am around my age mates. I have always put up a bold front because I am a bold person. I have been able to conquer and overcome the challenges that are around me irrespective of my nature and other things about my physical stature. I have been able to set aside anything that could bother me and moved on. I didn’t allow anything to really bother me while I was growing up.
It is a common thing in Nollywood for actors and actresses to be involved in acting, directing and singing. Are you part of this trend?
You cannot really stop anybody who wants to express himself or herself. People have diverse talents inside them. As they try out several things they are able to perchance discover their core competencies. So I don’t think it’s bad for anybody to diversify into some other things. Entertainment is vast, so anybody can do anything they want to do. I would quickly support such venture as long as they excel.
What is your opinion about Nollywood actors and actresses new interest in contesting for political offices; are you nursing any political ambition?
Definitely Yes! I am nursing a political ambition. I am hereby using this medium to let my colleagues know that we are the voice of the masses. People believe in us and it is high time we joined politics and start contributing and making changes. We can no longer keep watching from the sidelines. We have to be involved in the politics of this nation so that we can better the lot of the populace. We need to prove that we can change things. You cannot be a change agent if you are not involved in what is going on. So I support my colleagues; I support any entertainer who ventures into politics. I don’t think there is anything bad in it. It is a welcome development for us in the entertainment industry. I am also positive that my dream will come true someday.
Your stage “twin brother” Aki is married. How soon would we see you walking down the aisle with your better half?
By the special grace of God, God will bring the person around. I am yet to find anybody at the moment.
What would you like to leave behind as a legacy?
I would like to inspire people. I want people to take a cue from me and not give up on themselves. I want to see myself as someone people will walk up to and say “you made me do this, I did this because you did it”. I want to be a role model and a mentor.

What do you have to say to your millions of fans out there?
I promise to keep the flag of excellence flying. I will never disappoint you all. I will keep on bringing out more products for them to enjoy.

Actress Ruth Kadiri stuns on the cover of Waves magazine

The actress and movie producer is the cover star of the latest issue of Wave Magazine. 
See more pics below : 

Checkout Fani-Kayode’s Romantic Message To Beauty Queen Girlfriend

The Ex minister, Femi Fani-Kayode lovingly celebrated his girlfriend on twitter has she added a new year.

Fani-Kayode and Precious Chikwendu have been dating for a few months and they live together at his home in Abuja.

Reports have it that the former minister is planning to marry the beauty queen.

Congratulations to them in advance of when he will pop up the big ‘will you marry me’ question.

See his tweet below

Pope Francis hasn't watched TV since 1990 and he’s never used the internet!

Pope Francis has claimed that he hasn't watched TV since 1990 after making a promise to the Virgin Mary.
The Pope said that he didn't even watch the matches of his football team San Lorenzo de Almagro back in Buenos Aires, but got a Swiss Guard to update him regularly on match results and league table positions.
In an interview with an Argentinian newspaper he said there was no particular reason for his vow- he simply decided: 'It's not for me.'
'I have not watched TV since 1990. It's a promise that I made the Virgin of Carmen on the night of 15 July 1990. I told myself: 'It's not for me'
The Pope said that he doesn't surf the internet either, and reads only one newspaper for ten minutes in the morning.
Francis who has kept up a whirlwind of work since his election two years ago has previously claimed that he has not had a holiday since 1994.
But he acknowledged in the interview that the workload was taking its toll.
 'I am under pressure. All those in government are under pressure. At the moment I feel the workload. I have a strong pace of work at the moment – it's the end of the school year syndrome with the focus on getting everything done before the end of June. There are a thousand things to be done and there are problems. '

Don't Abort Boko Haram Children – Catholic Bishops Tell Raped Women

Nigerian Catholic bishops have advised the women impregnated by Boko Haram insurgents not to abort the pregnancies.

The issue has caused serious clashes in Nigerian society. Many insisted that the pregnancies should be aborted, saying that the unwanted children of terrorists “will bring no joy to this world”.
According to The Punch, the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria promised assistance to the women  in the children’s upbringing after the delivery.
Speaking on May 25, Monday, during the press conference in Abuja, Most Rev Anselm Umoren mentioned “support mechanisms” and “crisis pregnancy management centers” as means of providing support to the women victims.
He lamented that Nigeria even considered the option of getting rid of innocent children “with capital punishment” for no offence committed.
“Specifically, it is not tenable, the suggestion that killing the babies conceived through rape by the terrorists, is the most humane action to take in this instance. Since the babies are ignorant and innocent of the crimes – aggression, sexual assault, dehumanisation – against their mothers, it is unethical to punish them for the sins and offences of their erring fathers.”
The bishops explained that the life of every baby is different from those of its parents.

Popular Curvy OAP, Toolz Is Engaged! See Her Massive Ring

Just a few years after dating, the popular curvy radio personality Toolz is engaged!

The OAP’s man, Tunde Demuren, proposed to her on a beach during their holiday together yesterday in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and she said yes!

There were rumours before now that the lovers have been planning to wed since late last year. The lovers’ engagement news was made public on social media by Tunde’s best friend and popular singer, BankyW. The engagement ring is said to be an expensive Tiffany Soleste cushion modified diamond with an elegant band.
Tunde’s younger brother, Michael and his wife, Samantha were said to be witnesses when the question was popped. See photos below:

PHOTOS: Toolz Is Engaged! PHOTOS: Toolz Is Engaged! PHOTOS: Toolz Is Engaged!

Relief as NUPENG suspends strike, tanker drivers resume fuel loading

With a collective sigh of relief, Nigerians received the news late yesterday afternoon that all key stakeholders in the petroleum industry had reached an agreement with the Federal Government to put an immediate end to the protracted fuel crisis.

After a closed-door meeting convened by the Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources at the National Assembly yesterday, the news was broken that the oil marketers had agreed to commence lifting within six hours.

Also, the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has suspended its days-long strike, as tanker drivers resumed loading of products.

The South-West Chairman of NUPENG, Tokunboh Korodo, who confirmed this to The Guardian yesterday, said: “We have suspended the strike and our members have started loading products to all parts of the country. We hope the situation will normalise soon.”

Emmanuel Adebayor spends 'compassionate leave' in Nigeria, hangs out with May D

Professional footballer Emmanuel Adebayor has been pictured enjoying his ‘compassionate leave’ in Nigeria.
The Tottenham striker who caused a bit of a ruckus on social media recently has given his club reasons to doubt his mental state.

It will be recalled Adebayor has on several occassions taken to social media to accuse his family of attempting to sabotage his career and has also claimed they were ungrateful especially his younger brother, Rotimi Adebayor, who allegedly stole 21 phones from a football academy in France.

Adebayor who was granted compassionate leave last week so he could tend to his family problems has chosen to spend his time in Lagos with his celeb friends. He was spotted with former Square records artiste, May D.

Faze shows off his invitation to perform at the May 29th presidential inauguration

The singer has been invited to perform at the May 29th presidential inauguration. He excitedly took to Instagram to share the good news with his fans.
Congrats to him!