Sunday, 27 September 2015

Meet Emir Of Kano, Sanusi’s 18 Year Old Bride (Photo)

Sa’adatu Barkindo-Musdafa, the daughter of the Lamido of Adamawa and now the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi’s 18 Year Old Bride.
She got married to the Emir on Friday September 25th in a secret wedding Fatiha and is now his 4th wife.
News earlier broke on the wedding in June when the girl was 17, but it seems the Emir waited till the bride was of legal age before getting married to her. Despite all this though, the marriage has caused a lot of controversy leading to three trending topics on Twitter from this event.

Jega's brother, Taraba's Emir, Among Victims Of Mecca Stampede

Justice Abdulkadir Jega, the brother of the former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega, and Taraba's Emir were among those who died in the stampede in Mecca.
At least 42 Nigerians pilgrims died in the Hajj stampede of September 24, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has confirmed.
The total death has released by the Saudi authorities 769  deaths and 934 injured persons.

Three days after the tragedy NACHON is still battling to ascertain how many Nigerians died and the number of those injured as some Nigerian pilgrims have not been located since the incident occurred last Thursday.

A source  in Mecca who does not want to be named said about 40 Sokoto pilgrims were being looked for in the last few days, according to Punch.

Among those confirmed dead were a traditional ruler in Taraba State, the Panti Zing, Alhaji Abbas Ibrahim ( who was the State Amirul Hajj) and two wives;  the presiding judge of the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal, Justice Abubakar Abdulkadir Jega (who was a brother to the immediate past INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega); Justice Musa Hassan Alkali of the Ilorin Division of the Court of Appeal, the Deputy Secretary General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Professor Tijani Abubakar El-Miskin;  renowned Editor, Hajiya Bilikisu Yusuf; a pharmacist, Dr. Hafsat Shittu; the wife and daughter of Prof. Yaqwal of the Usman Dan Fodiyo University, Sokoto; three indigenes of Offa from Kwara State who performed the Hajj through some state pilgrims welfare boards.
It was learnt that the Kebbi State Amirul Hajj and Emir of Argungu, Alh. Samaila Mera, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly and his deputy, and members of Governor Atiku Bagudu’s family were among the survivors of the stampede.
Other survivors were a former National Chairman of PDP, Alh. Adamu Mu’azu, the PDP Youth Leader, Abdullahi Maibarisa, the Deputy Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Mr. Muhammed Babandede, and an Assistant Editor with The Sun, Alh. Akeeb Alarape.

Beyonce & Michelle Obama share passionate embrace at the Global Citizen Festival

Power women, BeyoncĂ© and Mitchell Obama shared a passionate hug on stage during a mind blowing performance by  the singer at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival. 

What a powerful image! See another pic below:

I’m Not Considering Marriage To My Babymama Or Anyone Now – Davido

David Adeleke, aka Davido, is one of the established artistes in the country. He recently welcomed his first baby with babymama Sophie Momodu and in a new interview with Punch has reiterated his decision of not getting married to her or anyone now.

See excerpt from the interview below:
  • You have showered gifts on your daughter ever since her arrival, how do you feel being a daddy?
It feels great.
  • Now that you have a daughter, are you considering getting married sometime soon?
Not at all; I am not considering getting married now.
  • Do you intend to marry your baby mama; or is there someone else you wish to marry?
I am not planning on getting married now.
  • Your album release date has been postponed about three times within a short period; why are you yet to make up your mind on the release date?
I postponed the release date because of my crowded to-do list. Some of my international collaborations needed more time in order to get a good job done. Also, I was busy with school and family as well; remember I have a daughter now.

Oshiomhole’s Driver Arrested Over Attempt To Break Government’s Vault

Eagle-eyed security operatives attached to the Edo State Government House Friday night foiled an attempt by one of the drivers in the convoy of the State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, to break into the Accounts Section of the Government House.

It was learnt that there was large lodgement of cash on Wednesday evening probably meant offset some expenses towards the Sallah festival.

The security operatives who were on routine check were said to have noticed the suspect cutting off protectors in the accounts office. But on sighting the operatives, the suspected thief tried to escape, unknown to him that he had already been identified by the security men who followed him up and apprehended him.

He was promptly handed over to police at the Aideyan Police Station in Benin.

Confirming the incident, Edo State Police Command spokesman, DSP Stephen Onwuchei, said “there was a report of such nature. It is still at investigation level. The Commissioner of Police has ordered the State Criminal Investigation Department(CID) to take over the investigation.

“As I speak with you, the DC State CID should be in Government House to visit the scene of crime,” Onwuchei said.

Saudi Hajj stampede death toll rises to 769

The death toll from Thursday’s stampede during a Hajj ritual outside of Mecca has risen to 769, Saudi Arabia’s health minister has said.
At a press conference on Saturday, Khalid al-Falih also said the number of people injured had risen to 934 during the crush in the tent city of Mina while on their way to perform a ritual on the first day of Eid.
Earlier, Saudi Arabia’s top religious leader has said that the stampede, the worst disaster in a quarter-century to strike the annual event, was beyond human control.
The country drew fierce criticism from regional rival Iran over its handling of pilgrims’ safety. Tehran says at least 131 of its citizens died in the disaster.
Pilgrims blamed the stampede on police road closures and poor management of the flow of hundreds of thousands of pilgrims in searing temperatures.

Emir Sanusi secretly marries 18-year-old Adamawa princess as fourth wife

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has finally tied the knot with his rumoured heartthrob, Sa’adatu Barkindo-Musdafa, the daughter of the Lamido of Adamawa, Muhammadu Barkindo-Musdafa.

The 18-year old becomes the emir’s fourth wife. She recently completed secondary school and is been enrolled for advanced level studies.

Premium Times reports that the wedding fatiha held inside the palace of the Lamido minutes after Jumma’at prayer.

According to the report, the influential emir only sent out invitation to some dignitaries across the country, adding that Kano government officials sneaked into Yola for the wedding fatiha to avoid journalists.
The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, was said to have acted as the guardian for the groom, while his Adamawa counterpart, Jibrilla Bindow, played the role of the bride’s guardian, who gave her hands out in marriage to the monarch.

Australia Denies Chris Brown Visa Over Rihanna Beating

Australian immigration minister Peter Dutton has revealed that singerChris Brown has been denied a visa on character grounds.
The denial stems from Chris Brown’s violence against then girlfriendRihanna in 2009, and he has 28 days to appeal the decision.
People to whom these notices are issued have 28 days to present material as to why they should be given a visa to enter Australia,” the minister said.
“Decisions on whether a visa will or will not be issued are made after that timeframe and consideration of the material presented to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.”
The country’s women minister,Michaelia Cash, doesn’t want the singer in Australia, and would be doing her best to prevent him from coming.
“I can assure you that the minister for immigration and border protection will be looking at this very, very seriously,” she said.

“I am clearly not going to pre-empt a decision by the minister, however, I can assure you what my strong recommendation would be.”
Cash added: “People need to understand if you are going to commit domestic violence and then you want to travel around the world, there are going to be countries that say to you, ‘You cannot come in because you are not of the character we expect in Australia,’ and certainly, without pre-empting the decision of the minister, I can assure you it is something that the minister is looking at.”