Tuesday, 4 August 2015

South African First Lady Involved in a Plot to Poison Husband, President Jacob Zuma

South African First lady, Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma has reportedly admitted to knowing about a plot to poison the president.

The City Press reports it has well-placed sources indicating she will soon be charged with conspiracy to commit murder.
Ntuli-Zuma was apparently banned from the Nkandla homestead earlier this year following claims of a plot to poison Zuma.
It’s understood a docket has been opened with the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) with sources saying Ntuli-Zuma has made a statement to investigators.
The City Press is reporting that while sources in the NPA say top bosses are aware of the matter, spokesperson Vuyo Mfaku has denied this.
An investigation is now underway to find out whether NPA staff leaked information about the probe.
Zuma was told that he had been poisoned by more than one doctor during his trip to the US in August last year.

Read The True Story Behind Drake and Meek Mill Beef

So Hip-Hop has been consumed by the Drake, Meek Mill saga ever since the Maybach rapper accused the Canadian star of employing the services of a ghost writer.
While there has been many variations of the story behind their beef, a Twitter user with the handle mmckoy. In his series of tweets he cites DJ Drama as the individual who told Meek Mill that Drake uses a ghostwriter.
The series of tweets below breaks down in detail what happened next,

1. Meek Mill found out from DJ Drama about Drake having reference tracks literally MONTHS ago
2. Meek Mill confronted Drake about it and the two had an argument. Drake felt disrespected because he felt he was doing RICO as a favor…
3. Meek Mill’s homecoming concert comes and Drake doesn’t show up which infuriates Meek because Drake was supposed to be the Celebrity guest
4. RICO had already been done and recorded well before this point so Meek Mill still decides to put it on his album
5. Later, Meek album comes out & Drake doesn’t tweet the link which pissed Meek off bc he felt Drake would support in spite of the argument
6. Meek Mill inspired by Nicki Minaj vs Taylor Swift feels that since she got the support of Social media against the bigger star he can too
7. Meek Mill spreads word to DJ Flex, Charlamagne and others that DJ Drama has the reference track for “10 Bands” as well as “many” others
8. Funk Flex begs Dj Drama for the “10 Bands” reference track and drops it. By now many Djs already know there’s a lot more Reference tracks
9. Funk Flex decides to put it out there that he has more reference tracks figuring DJ Drama will send him the others but he refuses too
10. Meek Mill didn’t think Drake would respond to him and was completely shocked when “Charged Up” came out
11. Meek Mill records “Wanna Know” and tells Funk Flex he’s gonna drop it but Meek Mill was still trying to get the other reference tracks
12. DJ Drama refuses to give them to Meek Mill so last minute he tells Funk Flex that he will not be premiering “Wanna Know” on HOT97 yet…
13. Meek Mill wanted to drop all of the reference tracks along with “Wanna Know” but that plan backfired….
14. The next day, Drake releases “Back to Back” and completely surprises Meek Mill/Funk Flex who were completely empty handed….
15. Meek Mill pretends to not have “Wanna Know” recorded yet to try to by time to convince DJ Drama to give him the other Reference tracks
16. DJ Drama gives in and gives Meek the “RICO” reference track which is when Meek Mill tells Funk Flex he’s ready to drop “Wanna Know”
17. DJ Drama was not paid by Meek for the RICO reference track but did it as a favor
18. T.I was furious with DJ Drama when he heard his name in “Wanna Know” about his homie/Drake’s movie theater urination situation…
19. Meek Mill already knew about the Movie theater situation but DJ Drama didn’t think he would stoop to that in his “Wanna Know” diss…
20. In the beginning of “Wanna Know” when Meek Mill is talking about someone snitching he was talking about AR-AB….
21. When Drake referred to AR-AB in “Back to Back” he found out that AR-AB is about to sign with OVO records later this Fall….
22. Meek Mill is scared because he KNOWS AR-AB has a LOT of dirt on him from growing up with him and now he’s aligned with Drake/OVO?
23. Then on “3 Peat”, well you’ll see very very soon…..it’s a reason Drake said Meek Mill don’t want 3-peat. Dirty laundry gonna be aired

'Real Housewives' star Kim Richards arrested for shoplifting

"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" cast member Kim Richards is out on bail after she was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting in Los Angeles.

According to TMZ, the 50-year-old reality TV star was jailed Sunday night. She was caught trying to steal $600 worth of goods from Target stores and she was later released on $5,000 bail.

Richards' ex-husband told ET, "I couldn't imagine Kim stealing or shoplifting anything. She is a giver. I am in complete shock. Guaranteed this must be some kind of mistake, and the facts will come out soon. She was arrested for shoplifting toys in a cart, but this was a clear misunderstanding. This was not alcohol or drug related."

Abike Dabiri debunks alleged N122m debt says she owes no one

Former House of Representatives member, Abike Dabiri has debunked Nigerian Deposit Money Banks’ allegation that a company in which she is a director, Thriller Eneavours, owes Diamond bank N122 million.
The Punch newspaper had earlier reported that Dabiri and some other firms owed banks N143.81 billion.
She took to her Twitter handle on Tuesday to react.
See the embedded tweets below;

Buhari appoints Umaru Garba Danbatta as new NCC boss

President Buhari has approved the appointment of Professor Umaru Garba Danbatta as the new Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive of the Nigerian Communications Commission.

Prof. Danbatta, who holds a Doctorate Degree in Electronic Engineering, takes over from Dr. Eugene Juwah whose tenure expired on July 29, 2015.

President Buhari Appoints ExxonMobil Vice-Chair Dr Ibe Kachikwu To Head NNPC

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Dr Ibe Kachikwu as Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Notice of the appointment is contained in a statement issued by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina.

The statement noted that Kachikwu, who was the Executive Vice Chairman and General Counsel of Exxon-Mobil (Africa), was to take over from Dr Joseph Dawha.

Kachukwu hails from Onicha-Ugbo in Delta State. The statement also quoted the credentials of Kachikwu as being a First Class Graduate of Law from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and the Nigerian Law School.

Rihanna looks stunning as she wears a huge feather costume for a Barbados festival (Photos)

Rihanna proved she's still the reigning carnival queen of Barbados on Monday. 
The singer, 27, returned to the Caribbean for one of her favourite annual events - the Kadooment Day parade.
She wore an elaborate outfit for the occasion which featured a barely-there diamond sparkly bra, matching underwear and a huge feathered head-dress and wings.
Peep below for more pics:

We Have Identified Banks Where Stolen Funds Are Deposited – Buhari

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, says his administration has taken further efforts to recover Nigeria’s stolen funds, by identifying some banks and other financial institutions where the money has been deposited.

The President made the disclosure on Monday in Abuja during an audience with visiting U.S. Congressmen, led by Representative Darrel Issa.

According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, President Buhari told the Congressmen that his administration would welcome more regular meetings of the Nigeria-United States Bi-National Commission.

The statement further said the administration had also identified countries in which payments for stolen Nigerian crude oil have been deposited.

We are getting cooperation from the international community, including information on ships that take crude oil from Nigeria and change direction, or pour their contents into other ships mid-stream.
“Some monies were paid to individual accounts. We are identifying the financial institutions and countries that are involved.
“I have been assured that when we get all our documents together, the United States and other countries will treat our case with sympathy,” the President told the Congressmen.

Banks release names of debtors and famous Nigerians like Abike Dabiri made the list

About 13 Nigerian Deposit Money Banks have released the names of their delinquent debtors and loan defaulters.
So far, the banks that have released their list of debtors are; First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Access Bank Plc, Diamond Bank Plc and Unity Bank Plc.
The other banks are; Zenith Bank Plc, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, Union Bank Plc, Sterling Bank Plc, Skye Bank Plc, Fidelity Bank Plc, Stanbic IBTC Bank, Heritage Bank Limited and Enterprise Bank Limited.
First Bank published 92 names of delinquent debtors, with N43.72bn as the total amount of non-performing loans.
The first five companies on First Bank’s list, which owe a combined sum of N23bn, are; Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited, Starcomm Plc; BGL Securities Limited, Shield Petroleum Limited and Fargo Petroleum and Gas Limited.
Unity Bank released a list of 260 names of delinquent debtors with a combined non-performing loans of N45.52bn.
On Unity Bank’s list includes prominent Nigerians like; Umar Mutallab’s DeanShanger Project Limited, N3.6bn; Senator Ayodele Arise and a former Minister of State for Works, Mr. Dayo Adeyeye’s International Payment Devices Limited, N81.9m; and Prince Adeyanju Olateru-Olagbegi’s Cupid Investment BDC, N90.1m.
Other companies on the list are Ekiti Kete Mass Transit, which owes N991m; Fargo Petroleum and Gas Limited, N2.5bn; Ava Cement Limited, N.8bn; and Plywood Chemical and Accessories, N1.1bn.
Access Bank on its part, published a list of 11 delinquent debtors, with a combined NPL figure of approximately N3.4bn while Diamond Bank’s list of debtors owe a combined N47.17bn.
On Diamond Bank’s list are several companies belonging to prominent Nigerians.
They are; Sir Emeka Offor’s Global ScanSystem Limited, which owes N181m; a former Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on the Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa’s Thriller Eneavours, owes N122m; and a former Delta State Commissioner for Sports Solomon Ogba’s Delta Mega Trend Limited, which owes N89m.
Other banks expected to publish their lists this week are Ecobank Nigeria, First City Monument Bank Limited, Standard Chartered Bank, Keystone Bank Limited, United Bank for Africa Plc and Wema Bank Plc.

Must see photos from Uche Jumbo's Baby Dedication Ceremony

On Aug 2, 2015, Nollywood Actress ‘Uche Jombo’ and Husband Kenney Rodriguez had a baby dedication for their son,Matthew Rodriguez at Praise Fellowship Church, Houston, TX which was anchored by Pastor Domini Dompreh.
We also learned that their new-born beautiful baby’s full name is Matthew Kenney Chinedu Rodriguez, and seeing Uche and Kenney beaming with smiles of joy at their son’s dedication, we can definitely confirm that they are both enjoying parenthood.

Lagos Govt Shutdown Kanu Nwankwo's Hotel Over Noise Pollution

The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency has sealed a hotel owned by ex-Super Eagles player, Kanu Nwankwo, on Victoria Island.
The hotel was among other hotels, churches and mosques sealed across the state on Monday over alleged air and noise pollution.

No fewer than 30 facilities were shut in areas, including Ketu, Ikorodu, Ibeju-Lekki, Victoria Island and Surulere.
LASEPA said the owners of the facilities had been contacted several times in the last one year, adding that they refused to fully complied with LASEPA’s instructions.

At a mosque in Ketu ─ Olorunkemi Mosque ─ the leaders claimed to have taken down their speakers as instructed by the agency almost immediately.
However, the mosque was sealed for allegedly not complying fully with LASEPA’s instruction.
Other places also sealed include the Rain of Power and Miracles Ministry Church, Lekki; Christ Apostolic Church, Lekki; Duckland Hotels and Suites, Ikorodu; and Mela Rossa Club, Victoria Island.

At the Hardley Apartments, it was noticed that the generators powering the hotel had large exhaust pipes facing the road.
The Director of Enforcement, Kayode Bello, ordered that one of the generators be tested, and it was discovered that it gave off thick gaseous emissions.
Bello said, “Even the sound is going to be more than 45 decibels at night. We want you to comply ─ that is the reason we are here. We have been on this for more than a year.”

The doors and gates of the hotel were subsequently chained, and plastered with the LASEPA seal.
Later at a press briefing in Ikeja, LASEPA General Manager, Rasheed Shabi said, “The environment belongs to every one of us. Lagosians need to live in peace. A survey was carried out by an international organisation and it was discovered that 60 per cent of Nigerians have hearing problem.
“LASEPA, in the last two to three years, has been conducting surveys on religious houses, and our findings revealed that 95 per cent of them do not have approval to operate in Lagos.