Friday, 9 October 2015


Talented singer Darey Art Alade has shared a rare beautiful photo of his family today on Instagram.
The father-of-two, who recently went on a trip down memory lane, disclosed that his family is the source of his happiness and they have always been his backbone over the years.

Darey Art Alade and family
Read the rest of what he wrote below:
“When asked the question, “What Makes you happy”, my response is simply – Family. My family has been such a tremendous support system in my life’s journey. My wonderful wife who has been my backbone of love and support, and who continues to push me to be a better person each day.
My kids, who never cease to put a smile in my heart, and who believe that their father is Super Man (still looking for a cape that actually works lol). I am thankful to have them in my life, and I wake up each day looking forward to being the best husband and dad to my family – More than family, they are my biggest fans!”

Schoolgirl, others die as Danfo bus somersaults on Ikorodu road (PHOTOS)

Several people have lost their lives in an accident at the Onipanu-Palmgroove axis of Ikorodu road.
An eyewitness revealed to YNaija that the crash involving a commercial bus (Danfo) took place around 8:20am on Friday.
The eyewitness said: “The bus was on high speed and was trying to move from the highway to the service lane when it somersaulted. A lady and a schoolgirl died from the accident.”
It was also learnt that the driver and conductor of the Danfo bus escaped after the accident.
The eyewitness added that the corpses of the victims have been removed from the scene of the crash.IMG-20151009-WA0000
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Cross River Govt dismisses Ebola rumour at Calabar Teaching Hospital

The Cross River Government says it is awaiting results of blood samples of a patient who died at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) with symptoms of what appeared viral hemorrhagic fever.

Sunday Omini, Director of Public Health in the state Ministry of Health, said this on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Calabar.

Mr. Omini was reacting to media reports that a suspected Ebola patient died in UCTH on Wednesday.
“We are aware of the situation and we have got preliminary reports from the hospital, and we are all awaiting the result of the blood samples.
“But judging from the information I have received so far, I am 90 per cent sure that it is not Ebola.
“However, we are on top of the situation, there is no cause for alarm,” he said.
Meanwhile, the management of UCTH said it had informed all relevant agencies about the development, including the National Centre for Disease Control, Federal Ministry of Health and Cross River government.

The statement said the public would be informed adequately as soon as results of the blood samples were released, adding that the hospital management had quarantined identified contacts.

Don’t Address Me As Nigeria’s Nicki Minaj – Dencia warn bloggers

Even though most people are of the opinion that she dresses like Nicki Minaj, controversial singer/ businesswoman Dencia has asked media houses to stop addressing her as ‘Nigeria’s Nicki Minaj.’
It all started when fashion blogger Ono Bello captioned a recent image of Dencia as; ‘Our very own Nicki Minaj @iamdencia wore an eye popping outfit designed by her for a club performance during #ParisFashionWeek #OnoBello.’
Obviously not satisfied with the caption, the Beri Beri crooner said: “Thanks for the continuous support, but I will like to be addressed as Dencia not a substitute of someone I made stuff for in the past. Don’t get me wrong Nicki is amazing but we both work hard for the substitute mentions & the mistaken identities. Thanks.”

Ebola scare in Calabar, 10 quarantined, FG dispatches medical team

The death of a patient with Ebola-like symptoms, at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, has created panic among residents of the city.
The patient, who was vomiting, stooling and bleeding from nose, was brought in from Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River State with high body temperature.
The unidentified patient would eventually die after samples had been taken from him for investigation.
The Federal Ministry of Health however, says that the patient may have possibly died from Haemorrhagic fever, not necessarily Ebola.
Director, National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Prof. Abdulsalam Nasidi, stated that a medical team had been dispatched to Calabar to determine what killed the patient.
The government is also waiting for the result of the laboratory investigation, Nasidi added.
The accident and emergency ward of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital has been been quarantined pending the time investigations are carried out by the medical team.

Buhari asks ministerial nominees to go to Police for profiling

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday asked ministerial nominees to report to the Inspector General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, for profiling.
Reports say some of the nominees were sighted at the Louis Edet House, headquarters of the Nigeria Police, to take part in the exercise.
They were given verification forms on police profiling to fill.
Those who have already filled the forms include Audu Ogbe (Benue), Chris Ngige (Anambra), Udoma Udo Udoma (Akwa Ibom) and Abubakar Malami (Kebbi).
Others, who are on their way include Babatunde Fashola and some others.
A source explained that the reason for the exercise is for the police to carry out further investigations on the ministerial nominees.
This will be a hurdle the nominees will have to scale before they appear before the Senate for full clearance.

Alison-Madueke down with cancer – Family releases statement

Family of embattled former Petroleum Resources Minister, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, yesterday opened up on the money laundering allegations against her in London. They described media reports on the matter as a “smear campaign.”
In a related development, the family confirmed that the former minister is down with cancer, urging Nigerians to pray for her recovery.
A statement by the family said “there is a deliberate and vicious campaign to demonise members of the Madueke family with all manner of frivolous allegations.”
It dismissed reports alleging that the former minister’s son, Mr. Ugonna Madueke, owned choice properties in the United States.
“Mr. Ugonna Madueke,” the family insisted, “has no property anywhere in the United States and has never owned one. The Madueke family avers without any fear of contradiction that 11711 Scooter Lane (a three bedroom town house) in Fairfax, Virginia, was acquired by the Madueke family in 1997 when Ugonna was only 10 years old. Ugonna’s siblings lived in this property while attending George Mason University in Virginia, USA. Records available to the appropriate authorities in the United States can also show that 13116 Silver Maple Court in Bowie, Maryland, USA belongs to an uncle of the Madueke siblings and was purchased in 1995 when Ugonna was only eight years old.
“As a student of the University of Maryland in 2002, Ugonna stayed with his uncle at the said address. All of this was before Mrs. Diezani was appointed to government office. No Madueke or a distant relation has anything to do with the ownership of No. 4227 Summit Manor Court in Virginia.”
The Maduekes also denied claims that the former petroleum minister’s 81-year-old mother, Mrs. Beatrice Agama, owned a house in the United Kingdom.
Mrs. Alison-Madueke, the family said, did not attempt to buy a property on Hyde Park Street in London for between 12.5billion to 13 billion. The allegation, it said, “is utterly false and laughable.”
The family regretted that reporters did not contact them before publishing the allegations, saying Mrs. Alison-Madueke was neither arrested nor detained.
The statement said: “Despite all the frenzy over Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, not even one reporter or journalist has tried to contact the family to verify any of the rumours they have published with reckless abandon. This may be because they know the stories are false but they feed the mood of the moment. Hence, the silence from Diezani all along.
“It is worth emphasising that Mrs. Alison-Madueke was never arrested or detained and her passport was never seized. She was merely invited and she honoured it promptly .The Madueke and Agama families would want the decent public to know that neither Ugonna nor Somze or Abiye or anyone related to the two families was picked up or arrested or invited for questioning by anybody whatsoever.”
The family debunked reports claiming that the former minister’s husband, Rear Admiral Madueke took a team of lawyers to London to defend his wife, saying: “Ugonna’s father (the Rear Admiral) has been in Lagos and working in his office. The lies about his having travelled with a team of lawyers should stop.”
Confirming the health status of the former minister, the statement added: “Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke has been receiving treatment for cancer in the UK, which started while she was in office.
“The health crisis has unfortunately exacerbated in recent times. She completed months of chemotherapy just last week and is scheduled to undergo surgery next week in London. The family pleads with all reasonable Nigerians to pray for her recovery so that she can face this allegation and give account of her stewardship.”