Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Khloe Kardashian by Lamar Odom's bedside as he 'remains in a coma and his organs begin to fail'

Khloe Kardashian is by her ex Lamar Odom's bedside, as it's now reported his organs are beginning to fail.

The former NBA star is in a critical condition after being found unconscious at a brothel in Pahrump, Nevada.

According to TMZ, Lamar is still in a coma, and breathing "with the assistance of machines".

But the gossip website claims his heart is failin and he "is having serious problems with his kidneys and lungs".

E! News claims Khloe is "heartbroken", and the news has left her feeling "completely inconsolable and heartbroken".

The former NBA star was allegedly at the ranch for a number of days partying with girls and taking a herbal substitute for viagra, TMZ quoted sources as saying.

Hof reportedly told the site that 35-year-old Odom was found unconscious in a VIP suite with fluid streaming from his mouth.

Khloe and Lamar split in 2013 after four years of marriage.

The couple - who tied the knot after just a month of dating - had been separated for several months before the Kardashian beauty filed for divorce in December that year.

It was rumoured at the time that Odom was struggling with substance abuse issues and had cheated on his wife.

Senate unveils full list of Buhari’s second batch of ministerial nominees

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday announced the names of 16 new ministerial nominees submitted to by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The list of the nominees was presented to Mr. Saraki on Monday by the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari.
Mr. Kyari was accompanied by the Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Affairs (Senate), Ita Enang.
The new nominees are a member of the House of Representatives from Yobe State, Kadija Bukar Ibrahim; a former Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly and ex-senator, Heineken Lokpobiri; the legal adviser of the All Progressives Congress, James Ocholi, SAN; and the immediate past Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Isaac Adewole.
The others are Thaddeus Omoleye Daramola, Anthony Onwuka, Jeffery onyema, M. Dan Ali, Zainab Ahmed, Okechukwu Elelema, Muhammadu Bello, Mustapha Baba Sheturi, Aisha Abubakar, Adamu Adamu, Pascal Husseini and Abubakar Bawa.
Mr. Buhari had earlier sent a list containing 21 nominees to the senate for confirmation as ministers.
The senate commenced the screening of the nominees Tuesday.

Amaechi, Fashola, others for ministerial screening today

The Senate yesterday began the screening of the first batch of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial nominees.
Similarly, the Senate president, Dr. Bukola Saraki, also read out the names of the 16 fresh ministerial nominees submitted to the Senate on Monday evening by the chief of staff to the president, Abba Kyari.
Those on the second batch of the list include Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim, Claudius Omoleye Daramola, Prof Anthony Anwuka, Geoffrey Onyeama, Brig-Gen M. M. Dan-Ali, Barrister James Ocholi, Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, Okechukwu Enelamah, Muhammadu Bello, Mustapha Baba Shehuri, Ms Aisha Abubakar, Heineken Lokpobiri, Adamu Adamu, Prof Isaac Adewole, Pastor Usani Usani Uguru and Abubakar Bwari Bawa.
The screening of the initial nominees, which commenced around 11am yesterday, lasted about six hours with senators grilling the nominees on various national issues.
Nominees screened yesterday were Senator Udoma Udo-Udoma, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Chief Audu Ogbeh, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Lt-General Abdurrahman Dambazau (retd), Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Mrs Amina Mohammed, Sulaiman Adamu and Ibrahim Usman Jibril.
Former Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi; his counterpart part from Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola and the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba State in the last general election, Senator Aisha Al-Hassan, are among the 11 other first-batch nominees yet to be cleared by the lawmakers.
Senator Udo-Udoma was the first to take the stand yesterday during the ministerial screening. As a former senator he was asked to take a bow and go after the Senate president asked him few questions as is the tradition and convention of the Senate.
Former governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, during his screening was asked to render an account of his tenure as the chief executive of Ekiti State. He defended his records, adding that Ekiti is number 35 on the revenue list of Nigeria and with an average of N3bn from the federation account, with salaries alone standing at N2.4bn a month at the time.
He also disclosed that he built the Ekiti Government House with N2.5bn, the cheapest in Nigeria, and refuted allegations that he purchased a N50m bed.
The former Ekiti governor identified teacher quality problem and mismatch between career need and enrolment as the biggest problems bedeviling the nation’s educational system.
On issues of poverty, corruption and the Nigerian economy, Fayemi said: “Poverty is not indomitable; China has lifted her citizens above the poverty level. The major problem in Nigeria is that the gap between the mindlessly rich and the hopelessly poor is too wide and must be bridged.
“There is too much concentration of power at the centre; therefore, there is need for devolution of power in Nigeria. Corruption must be tackled head-on. The amount of leakages in our revenue system is unacceptable, and must be promptly addressed. We have to reduce our recurrent expenditure and increase our capital expenditure in this country; otherwise we won’t be able to develop meaningfully.
“We have to diversify our economy, and it is achievable. Our criminal justice system has to be revisited. People don’t get punished for committing crimes in Nigeria. Our prisons have been saturated by those who are denied Justice.”
On his part, APC chieftain, Chief Audu Ogbeh, a well-known farmer, was grilled on issues relating to agriculture and on why politicians easily move from one party to another.
In his responses, he explained how the government would revamp the agricultural sector and create millions of jobs for the youths, but he lamented that banks’ high interest rates were mitigating against the growth of agriculture in the country. He blamed lack of internal democracy as the reason why politicians find it easy switching political parties at will.
“The major problem of agriculture in Nigeria is bad seedlings. We have the worst seeds to plant. Agricultural extension workers should be engaged in the local government areas to teach farmers on the best seeds to plant to improve our agricultural production.
“Nigeria is facing great danger if our agricultural production continues to go down. We have to work hard to stabilize agriculture. The greatest problem facing the development of agriculture in the country today is the high and indeed outrageous interest rates being charged by the commercial banks in Nigeria,” he stated.

Hajj stampede: Nigeria death toll rises further, now 168

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Tuesday said the number of Nigerian pilgrims killed during the Sept. 24 stampede in Mina, Saudi Arabia, had risen to 168.
More than 769 pilgrims from across the world were confirmed dead and 1,000 injured during the stampede on one of the roads leading to the Jamarat Complex (stone throwing site) in Mina.
Speaking to newsmen on the incident in Mecca, Uba Mana, the Director, Public Affairs of the commission, said the number of Nigerians who died went up following ongoing analysis on the corpses by the Saudi Government.
He said that the number of pilgrims earlier declared missing had reduced from 165 to 144 due to the discovery of additional bodies.
He said that seven out of the 42 pilgrims injured during the stampede were still on admission in Saudi hospitals.
On the ongoing airlift of pilgrims back to Nigeria, Mana said 47,128 pilgrims were transported back to their respective states in 123 flights. (NAN)

Why I deleted my Twitter account – Zahra Buhari

In an interview with Maryam Laushi, one of the daughters of President Muhammadu Buhari- Zahra, revealed that she abhors overt attention.
Zahra Buhari, was once the victim of a fake Twitter account, that tweeted an offensive swipe at the President of Gambia.
During the interview, she spoke on the experience of that episode and the backlash she got from Nigerians.
“I don’t feel good at all because the first question that comes to your mind is ‘why would someone want to be me?’ And why would you want to taint someone’s image?
I knew many people would be tricked into thinking it was me, that bothered me and when the fake controversial comments came out about me talking about a president, I was hurt because this wasn’t an insult to my family only, it was to the whole of Nigeria because it is just like saying members of the first family don’t have a proper upbringing.”
“Why would I insult a president? Why would I insult any person in general? It’s just not right. So I asked them to come up with that press release because that was the only way it would get out to people as soon as possible. That was not me and I wouldn’t do such a thing.”
Speaking further, Zahra explained the rationale behind her decision to delete her Twitter account, after she had become a cult hero on Nigerian Twitter.
She said: “Yes it did. I was getting too much attention and naturally I do not like attention like that.”
“I would always try to quietly do my thing but then I realized that anything I said was a topic and that was exam period, there was a lot of stress and I just didn’t want any of that and obviously there were a lot of comments –good and bad and so I was just like maybe it’s time to step out of this for some time.”

Lamar Odom fighting for life as he is found unconscious at brothel in Las Vegas

Basketball player Lamar Odom is reportedly in very critical condition after being found unconscious on Tuesday afternoon (October 13).
According to TMZ, the 35-year-old was found unconscious at a brothel called the Love Ranch South in Nevada and he is is currently being airlifted to a Las Vegas hospital for treatment.
According to sources, Lamar checked into the ranch on Saturday and allegedly partied with girls for days. At one point, sources say he was seen taking an herbal substitute for Viagra.
When someone entered Lamar‘s hotel room on Tuesday, he was found in a state of unconsciousness and fluid was seen coming out of his mouth. He was taken to a local hospital and was not able to breathe on his own.

Three ‘huge’ explosions rocked Maiduguri last night

Three bomb explosions rocked Ajilari Cross area of Maiduguri on Tuesday night.

According to the Red Cross, scores of civilians were killed in the bomb attacks.
AFP reports that the “huge explosions” happened in quick succession from 8:10 pm.
Bashir Mohammed, whose house is near the scene of the blast, was quoted as saying: “We are all confused and people are running helter-skelter.”
Similarly, a cleric in the area, Sheriff Ahmad, said: “Many people have been killed. I don’t know how many and I don’t think anyone can tell you now.”
Ahmad would also reveal that he had seen human body parts on his house.
Hafsat Sani, a nurse at the Umaru Shehu Hospital, said: “There are many houses around the area and the blasts have affected many of them.”