Thursday, 18 June 2015

"Thank God I Don't Have Secrets" - Says Wizkid, after his Twitter was hacked

Singer, Wizkid, has disclosed to his fans that his social media account was hacked recently with the mentality that he keeps secret things.
The happy singer stated that gone are the days guys post some certain pictures on their social media page which could have been used against him.
He was surprised that if there were scandalous pictures about him on his account, that would have been the end of it.
According to him, “My Twitter got hacked! Working to get it back! Sorry guys! Awon oloshi United think say I dey put money for Twitter. Shaking my head!Gone are the days guys used to set P on Twitter. If not!”

Aged man slaughters wife with a machete in Akwa Ibom (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

An aged man in Nsit Ibom Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state has macheted his 60 year old wife to death.
According to reports, the man, Ita Daniel Okpo  carried out the attack on his wife Alice Ita Daniel, while she was sleeping.
Narrating the story to newsmen on the 16th of June, the Assistant Commissioner of Police, State Criminal Investigation Department, Mike Okoli, said
“This man, Ita Daniel Okpo, in a most wicked act, slaughtered his wife with a machete and we arrested him. When asked, he admitted to killing his wife but said the late wife, Alice, always quarreled with him and that she was the first to lift the machete. Gentlemen, but our findings revealed that the woman was sleeping when she was hacked to death”,
Owning up to his crime, the man admitted to killing his wife but said he took the action after finding out his late wife was sleeping with other men.
“I regret my act, but I was forced to kill her because it was too much on me. In fact, at a point, she openly told me she would rather kill me than to stop sleeping with these men. To match words with action, she had been fighting me several times. So, on that fateful day, while we fought, I killed her” he said
The suspect will be charged to court soon.

Emmanuel Adebayor Has Been Dropped As Captain Of Togolese National Team

Awhile back, Emmanuel Adebayor had some family issues (maybe he still does) and he went on social media to talk about it. It may not have gone well with his football club, Tottenham as they have given him some time to sort himself out and he has now been dropped as captain of Togolese national football team. 

The captaincy of the former African Footballer of the Year was revoked by Togo manager Tom Saintfiet on the morning of their opening Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Liberia. Despite scoring at the match and helping them win, his captaincy has not been returned. 

Reacting, Emmanuel Adebayor said he is not sure of his future in the national team and says he may not play in the next match which is in September.

'For now, I don't know if I'll play in September - I'll be here and I'll talk with the coach. I need to know whether he really needs me in the team or not. I have been the captain for seven or eight years and then one morning I'm told I won't be the captain - that means that we can go to Djibouti and he will put me in the stands." he said

Oh No!! Mother Of Two Commits Suicide In Ondo State

A 40-year-old mother of two, identified as Seyi Adewumi, has reportedly committed suicide in Akure, Ondo State capital.

Her body was found in an uncompleted building beside her house at Olu Foam area of Akure metropolis.Hundreds of people trooped to the deceased’s residence when the news spread.

Speaking with newsmen, her husband, Gbenga Adewunmi, expressed shock over the ugly incident.

He said he went to vigil on Tuesday, only to come back to see the body of his wife.

He said: “Last night (Tuesday night), I went to a vigil organized by our church. I left her at home hale and hearty. But to my surprise, I got back home this morning and saw some of our neighbours gathered in front of our house.

“They broke the news to me and took me to where she hanged herself.”

He described the incident as a mystery to him and that he was yet to understand what could have led his wife to commit suicide.

Police spokesman, Wole Ogodo, said his office was yet to be informed, but pleaded for time to get report from Akure Division’s DPO.

Read President Buhari's Message To Muslims As Ramadan Fast Begins

Very Happy Ramadan fast to all YSB Muslim brothers and sisters..Read message from President Buhari below;

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians to pray for the return of peace, love and prosperity throughout the country as Muslims start the 2015 Ramadan fast. 

In a congratulatory message released on his behalf by the Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity), Garba Shehu, President Buhari implored Muslims to seek maximum benefits from the Ramadan period "by being helpful to all manner of people, learning and following the true message of the religion as taught by the Holy Prophet." 
The President in his message directed an appeal to the perpetrators of violence and destruction in the name of Islam all over the world to desist from tarnishing the name of the religion. "As we make collective efforts to bring to a permanent end the menace of the Boko Haram in the Lake Chad basin countries, let me use this auspicious occasion to appeal to our misguided brothers to drop their arms, embrace peace and seek a better understanding of Islam during this Holy period and beyond," Buhari said. 
The President prayed to Allah to bring peace and harmony to all parts of the country and the world at large. "I wish all our citizens a blessed Ramadan. Ramadan Kareem Mubarak," the statement concluded. 
Garba Shehu 
Senior Special Assistant (Media & Publicity) State House Abuja.

Osun govt has described as ‘mockery’ the gesture of Sen. Ben Bruce to donate his wardrobe allowance to unpaid workers

The Osun state government has described as ‘mockery’ the gesture of Senator Ben Murray Bruce to donate his wardrobe allowance to the public workers in the state who have not been paid their salaries for more than seven months.

Semiu Okanlawon , the Director Bureau of Communication and Strategy, office of the governor, Rauf Aregbesola in his reaction to the gesture, questioned the choice of the All Progressives Congress, APC-ruled state by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP senator.
Read his reactions below:
My attention has been drawn to a tweet by a member of Upper chamber of the National Assembly Senator Ben Murray Bruce of the Peoples Democratic Party from Bayelsa saying he will not reject the alleged hefty pay for members of the National Assembly but collect it and donate to Osun workers.
It is saddening and tragic that Mr. Murray Bruce whom many had accorded a lot of respect is too early in the day joining the fray of politicisation and trivialising the salary issue affecting more than half of the states of the federation in this ridiculous manner.
While Nigerians are in hot debate over the alleged jumbo pay and the mood of the country Murray Bruce seems to have turned the plight of Nigerian workers to a thing of an entertainment.
Of all the states in the federation who are battling to pay salaries as a result of the precarious economic situation his party the PDP threw Nigeria into why is it that it is Osun he wants to take his pay to? This is certainly playing to the gallery and nothing but a mockery in the faces of Nigerian workers and not only of Osun extraction. It is not only wicked but ungodly to play politics with the suffering of the people.
If the Senator’s conscience tells him his pay is too high especially in the face of the prevailing economic predicament of Nigeria the most honourable thing to do is to lead a protest for reduction and not a self serving philanthropy only in the direction of Osun workers.
Semiu Okanlawon
Director Bureau of Communication and Strategy
Office of the Governor Osogbo

Credit: Vanguard 

Helen Paul Releases New Fierce ‘African Culture Inspired’ Photos

Comedienne, actress and mum of two, Helen Paul released the photos late last night. Get ready, the rest of the pics will wow you, Helen Paul style.

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How I became Buhari’s Special Adviser – Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, has revealed how he forged a relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari, which led to him being appointed to the Presidency.
Adesina, who is a respected journalist, was until recently, the Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of The Sun, says he has believed in Buhari as far back when he was a military ruler.
He stated that his unsolicited writing and articles about Buhari over the years, was particularly what made Buhari, reach out to him for the position of Special Adviser when he became President.
Read below excerpts from Adesina’s interview with Punch Newspapers:
“The President is somebody that I have admired for a long time since he was a military ruler. When he was a military ruler, I was already in my third year in the university. So, I can say I knew him and his style and I liked it. I felt sorry when his government was overthrown. So, when he came back into partisan politics in 2003, it was something that was very exciting for me and since then, I have been supporting him. I am a journalist and I write a weekly column. I have been pointing Nigerians in his direction since 2003.
And whenever I wrote anything in his (Buhari’s) support, he would call me on the phone and we would discuss and he would thank me. I remember in 2009 or thereabout when Prof. Tam David-West wrote a book on Buhari and it was to be presented at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs. I was the master of ceremony of the occasion so we got to speak and know each other better.
That was the first time I would meet him (Buhari) in person. Thereafter, he ran for President in 2011 and I still wrote in my column that I thought he was the best person to rule Nigeria and bring a change. Whenever I wrote those things, he would call me and he would thank me and we would talk.
So, eventually, in August 2013, I lost my mother and we needed to do her funeral. So, I sent Buhari an invitation card. The service was in Lagos and lo and behold, before the service started, he drove in. It was a pleasant surprise. It was a Christian service and he sat through it. Those who had said that he was a religious bigot were shocked. This was a Muslim man that came for a Christian service and attended the full service and yet they were saying he was a religious bigot.
So, that act cemented our relationship because after the event, I phoned him the next day and thanked him but he said he was the one that should be grateful because he had never given me a kobo and yet I always gave him all the support. He said there were people that could pay me millions of naira for such support but I had decided to pitch my tent with somebody that could not give me anything. So, that cemented our relationship.
You know, in 2011, he said he would not contest the Presidency again but in the run up to the 2015 election, I felt he should still run and I wrote that the fact that he said in 2011 that he would not run again could not be carved in concrete and he could change his mind if he wanted and the rest, they say, is history. He changed his mind, he ran and he won. Significantly, on the night that he was declared the winner, my phone rang around midnight and one of our leaders in the media called and said, ‘Please hold on for Gen. Muhammadu Buhari’. I was shocked and when he spoke to me, he said he appreciated my support throughout the campaigns and now that victory had come his way, he just wanted to say thank you. So, that was how it played out.
How did you get the appointment? Did he call you or were you interviewed?
After he had been declared winner and after he had called me on the telephone, I deliberately stayed away from him for two reasons. The first was because I knew he would be under a lot of pressure. A lot of people would be calling to congratulate him and probably seeking one thing or the other. So, I think from that night, which was March 31, I deliberately stayed away from him because I did not want to add to the pressure that would be on him and secondly, I didn’t want it to be that I was seeking a position in his government.
I am a born again Christian and I want anything that happens or comes my way to be what God has ordained. I don’t push anything; I don’t lobby for anything so I kept my distance from him. But then, people around him kept talking to me and kept telling me that they believed I was the best person to be the spokesman for the incoming President. However, I did not give any commitment for two reasons. The first, as I said earlier, was that I didn’t want to lobby and secondly, I have a job that I enjoy doing: Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of one of the leading newspapers in the country, The Sun, and then I was also the President of the Nigeria Guild of Editors.
Those are high calibre jobs and responsibilities. So, I wasn’t looking for a job but then people around me kept talking to me till eventually, there was some sort of interview but I would not say it was a direct interview but people singled me out to say, ‘Well, if you are invited to serve in government, will you serve?’. My conviction had always been that I would never serve in a government except one headed by Muhammadu Buhari. So, when they singled me out, I told them I didn’t think I wanted to serve in the government but since it is Muhammadu Buhari, I will consider it.
But I also reminded them that I also have a job and I have to consult with my publisher (Orji Uzor Kalu) and I have to seek his blessings. Reluctantly too, my publisher gave his blessings. He told me that they would not know the sacrifice he had made by letting me go but since it is a service to the country, I have his blessings. So, I got back to them and told them yes, that I had sought my publisher’s blessing and the next I heard was the announcement that I had been appointed Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.

Too Bad!! Woman Stabs Two-Year-Old Son To Death (See Photo)

The police in Ogun State have arrested a 26-year-old woman, Funmilayo Tijani, who allegedly stabbed her two-year-old son, Emmanuel, to death in the Sango Ota area of the state.

Punch Metro learnt that Funmilayo, a fashion designer, and her husband, identified simply as John, separated two years ago as a result of a quarrel, Punch reports.

It was gathered that Funmilayo had returned to stay in her father’s apartment with her only child after the separation.

On May 27, at about 4pm, Funmilayo’s neighbours on Ogunso Street, Orelope Estate, in the Egan, Sango area, noticed that she held a bloodstained knife and saw Emmanuel in a pool of blood.

The incident was reported at the Sango Police Division. A resident of the area, Akeem Ijaola, said the boy died before he could be rushed to a hospital.

He said, “Funmilayo and her son stayed with her father in a one-room apartment. The boy attended a private school in this area. About 4pm on the fateful day, we noticed that something was going wrong in the apartment.

“When people went near, they saw the boy in a pool of blood. He had been stabbed many times. Funmilayo at that time looked like a mentally-derailed woman. The boy died before anyone could take him to a hospital.

“Although no one could ascertain the cause of her action, Funmilayo is divorced, and the child was born out of wedlock about three years ago.”

The suspect’s father, identified simply as Adebayo, said he was at a loss over Funmilayo’s action.

The 53-year-old indigene of Ikare Akoko, Ondo State, said, “Funmilayo’s mother died about 20 years ago. She grew up staying with me. I married a second wife later, but separated from her years ago. Funmilayo had been staying with me since she separated from her husband.

“John initially refused to accept her pregnancy. But they went for a DNA test, which confirmed him as being responsible for the pregnancy. Thereafter, he took her to a place in Apapa, and they were planning to travel to his hometown in Delta State,. but I refused and asked her to come back home.”

Another neighbour, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Funmilayo might have committed the act out of frustration as she was financially and emotionally unstable.

She said, “She tried to borrow money during that week from her boss, but she failed. There are also arguments whether her husband was the father of the boy or her father, who she stayed with.

“Also, her former husband, John, has married another wife who gave birth a few weeks to the incident. I think all these contributed to Funmilayo’s emotional breakdown.”

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the incident. He added that the police had deposited the corpse in a morgue.

He said, “The police were at the scene to recover the body of the child. The woman has been acting strangely like someone with an unsound mind. She has been arrested and investigation is ongoing.”

Super Falcons Crash out of World Cup in Canada

Super Falcons campaign at the ongoing 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada came to an abrupt end early hours of yesterday as American golden girl Abby Wambach’s lone strike in the dying seconds of the first half ended the journey for the African champions in Vancouver.

The Nigerian ladies did well to hold their own against the two-time world champions in their last Group D match against USA but the Wambach inspired Yankee ladies deserved their victory and the ticket to the last 16.
The hard-fighting Nigerian girls set about making several efforts to equalise but could not convert their chances as the U.S. team shored up their defenceline.

After the match, Coach Edwin Okon said the game was a good one and wished his opponents well in their subsequent games.
"It was a great experience for us here in Canada. We weren’t focused enough in a few situations today. I wasn’t surprised to see USA make substitutions that were more defensive after our sending off as they knew they were playing a good team. You always have a 50-50 chance in every game. Today USA made the most of one of their chances and we didn’t, even though we had several.”

USA Coach, Jill Ellis, had kind words for the African champions: “Nigeria gave us a good fight, as expected. They’re a dangerous team. I’m happy with the way we played both with and without the ball. We can attack with confidence if we have a good backline. It’s a shame we only scored one goal but we’re very happy to finish top of a difficult group. Investments in women’s football are constantly increasing worldwide, so I think it’s right to talk of an evolution. In terms of tactics, this is the best tournament I’ve ever seen.”
Nigeria ended the preliminary campaign at the bottom on paltry one points from possible nine which ensured the side immediate elimination from the biennial global football showpiece. Having drawn Sweden 3-3 in their opener and lost 2-0 to Australia the defeat to USA ensured that the African champions were home-bound.
Falcons conquerors, the United States of America and runners-up, Australia claimed the group two automatic round of 16 tickets.

White man opens fire in historically black church, kills 9

In what is without a doubt a hate crime, nine people have been killed after a white gunman entered Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina – one of the oldest black churches in America.
Before CNN or any other outlet comes out to tell us about the murderer’s love for kittens or whatever, before they try their very hardest to humanize this criminal, let it clear that our murderer is nothing but a terrorist.
“The only reason someone would walk into a church and shoot people that were praying is out of hate,” said Charleston Mayor Joe Riley. And that is nothing but a fact.
Police and emergency vehicles swarmed several blocks surrounding Henrietta and Calhoun streets, just east of Marion Square. Barricades blocked off several streets to traffic, and police asked nearby residents to leave their homes.
The shooting occurred around 9 p.m. inside Emanuel AME Church at 110 Calhoun St. Police were seen exiting the 19th century church, and their presence extended blocks beyond the site.
Police were still looking for the gunman late Wednesday, and helicopters are hovering above. Police spokesman Charles Francis described the suspect as a 21-year-old white male in a gray sweatshirt/hoodie and jeans with Timberland boots. He has a slender build.

Dangote: I am Ready to Buy Arsenal at ‘Whatever Price’

Business mogul, Aliko Dangote, is insisting that soon he will have “enough time and enough resources” to buy Arsenal Football Club, whatever the price.
Dangote, 58, is Africa’s richest man having amassed a fortune in the region of $18.4 billion (£12.2 billion). He is currently the 67th richest man in the world.
He first spoke of his interest in purchasing the Gunners two years ago and restated it last month when he admitted that one day he hoped to buy the club, adding that he already knew his strategy to take them forward.
That day may arrive sooner than first expected, with Dangote telling the BBC wednesday that the completion of his proposed oil refinery in Nigeria would provide the funds necessary to launch a takeover of the club.
“When we get this refinery on track, I will have enough time and enough resources to pay what they are asking for,” he told the BBC Hausa service.
“There were a couple of us who were rushing to buy, and we thought with the prices then, the people who were interested in selling were trying to go for a kill,” Dangote continued.
“We backtracked, because we were very busy doing other things, especially our industrialisation.”
“They are doing well, but they need another strategic direction,” he added. “They need more direction than the current situation, where they just develop players and sell them.”
Stan Kroenke is Arsenal’s majority shareholder, with the American owning 66.64 per cent of the club’s parent company, Arsenal Holdings Plc.