Thursday, 14 July 2016

When 95 million Nigerians are living without electricity something needs to change...

nigeria lantern light 

 Written by Obinna F. Muoh, a Business Insider contributor.
"From the student in a rural town somewhere in Nigeria that is literally burning the mid-night oil to the industrialist whose cost of production puts her in an untenable market position, the socio-economic life of every Nigerian has been affected in no small measure by the upheavals  in  the power sector. 

When one considers the importance of electricity to modern life, it is understandable that Nigerians from all walks of life, rich and poor, old and young are frustrated with the user experience. Despite the less than ideal circumstances, Nigerians  are expectant. In the 21 st century, it is certainly not farfetched to expect that as night falls, that by the simple flick of a switch, one can confidently illuminate the darkness without the nightly cacophony of generator engines disrupting the evening quiet.

Lamar Odom Seemed ‘Not bothered’ at New York Strip Club After His Plane Incident

 Lamar Odom attends the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival Gala for Benji during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.
According to US Weekly, Lamar Odom didn’t appear to have a care in the world while at Cityscapes Gentlemens Club in New York on Tuesday, July 12. According to the owner, whose Instagram handle is Darxnyght_, the former NBA player was in good spirits despite his alleged airplane mishap the day before. 

The club owner told Us Weekly that the troubled athlete, 36, showed up to the venue with a couple male and female friends around 3:15 a.m. and stayed until last call at 3:45 a.m. “He was very happy,” the owner, who took a photo with Odom, tells Us. “He was in very high spirits.”

Court Nullifies Electricity Tariff Hike

The Federal High Court, Lagos Division, on Wednesday nullified the increment in electricity tariff announced on December 21 last year by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

Justice Mohammed Idris ordered NERC to revert to the former tariff and restrained it from further increasing electricity tariff “unless it complies strictly with the relevant provisions of the Electricity Power Sector Reform Act (EPSRA) 2005.”

Soccer: Nigeria Now Ranked 17th In Africa, 70th In Latest Global FIFA Ranking

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Nigeria has suffered one of its worst fall in history in the latest FIFA ranking released this morning.

After failing to qualify for the last three major tournaments in Africa, Nigeria now ranks 70th in world football, dropping nine places in the latest FIFA ranking. The Super Eagles also now ranks an all time low 17th in Africa.

Jennifer Aniston Cut Out Of Late Mother’s Will

Jennifer Aniston and Mum 

Hollywood giant, Jennifer Anistons has reportedly been cut out of her mother, Nancy Dow’s will.
The late Nancy, willed all of her money, personal items, home, and personal writings about daughter, Jen, to another relative.

Cameroun Reopens Far North Nigeria Border as Boko Haram Retreats

Cameroun is reopening its border with Nigeria in the Far North region because the threats of attacks by Boko Haram militants have subsided sufficiently to resume commercial activities, according to the region’s governor, Bloomberg reported wednesday.

“At this stage in the crisis, we are confident to declare that the insecurity caused by Boko Haram is firmly under control,” Governor Midiyawa Bakari said by phone on Tuesday from Maroua, the regional capital.

Hian! Man charged to Court for Fondling Woman’s Breast

A 41-year-old man has been arraigned at an Abuja Upper Area Court for allegedly touching a woman’s breast and other parts of her body without her consent.

The prosecutor, A. O. Urom, told the court that the accused person, identified as Favour Isah, was arrested following a distress call made by one Nma Love Onyechere, claiming that somebody had attempted to rape her housemaid (name withheld).

Obama appoints Stuart Symington as US Ambassador to Nigeria

President Barack Obama last Tuesday appointed Stuart Symington as Ambassador to Nigeria.

Symington is expected to replace James Entwistle, who would retire from the United States Foreign Service at the end of this month, after 35 and a half years of service.

Tom Hiddleston about to propose to Taylor Swift?

Tom Hiddleston and Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is living her own love story. Life with boyfriend Tom Hiddleston “has been a dream come true,” a Swift source says in the new issue of Us Weekly. “He’s so romantic, classic and chivalrous, and he’s doing everything right.”

His grandest gesture has yet to come. After a whirlwind month of dating that included jaunts to England, Italy and Australia, a Hiddleston insider says the 35-year-old Brit is ready to upgrade his relationship status. “Tom is planning to propose very soon,” says the insider.

Theresa May appointed new British Prime Minister


Theresa May became Britain’s prime minister on Wednesday with the task of leading it out of the European Union, and quickly named leading ‘Brexit’ supporters including former London mayor Boris Johnson to key positions in her new government.

The former Conservative interior minister, 59, said after being appointed by Queen Elizabeth that she would champion social justice and carve out a bright new future for Britain after last month’s shock referendum vote to quit the EU.

“We will rise to the challenge. As we leave the European Union we will forge a bold new positive role for ourselves in the world, and we will make Britain a country that works not for a privileged few, but for every one of us,” she said outside 10 Downing Street, vacated hours earlier by David Cameron.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Could Actress Clarion Chukwurah tweet mean She is Now Jehovah Witness Convert?

51 year old Nollywood actress Clarion Chukwurah has become a Jehovah’s Witness after her surprise wedding to third husban Anthony Boyd, who is a Witness, in March 2016.

The veteran thespian shared her photo and that of her husband on her Facebook page after their meeting and captioned it:

Avengers Blows Up Another Pipeline in Akwa Ibom As FG Considers Action Against Militants


The Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, which vowed on Monday to continue to obstruct all avenues by President Muhammadu Buhari to export crude oil because of his refusal to address its demands, blew up the Qua Iboe 48-inch oil crude oil export line belonging to Exxon Mobil in Akwa Ibom State in defiance of him.

Que Iboe returned to operation after a month long force majeure in June, buoyed by the now aborted ceasefire between the Niger Delta Avengers and government, but the militant group, which claimed responsibility for the attack, wondered why the International Oil Companies deceive themselves with government’s false sense of security.

‘Nigeria May Be Backward, But Nigerians Are Not’ – Ben Murray-bruce tweets


He makes a lot of sense...

Pengassan Stalls Strike After Meeting with FG


Petroleum and Natural Gas workers of Nigeria, PENGASSAN have suspended their strike after a meeting with representatives from the Federal Executive Council.

According to News agency of Nigeria (NAN) the suspension of the strike which announced in Abuja is with immediate effect.

Can You Spot the Mobile Phone on the Rug?


You could hardly notice it....

Friday, 8 July 2016

BREAKING!!! Court drops Ikpeazu Tax forgery Case


The election of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has been affirmed by the Supreme Court in Owerri today.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Niger Delta Avengers storms Rivers, blow up NNLG pipeline at Eleme

Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, has blown up a Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, pipeline at Eleme, leading to the Nigeria Liquefied National Gas, NLNG, in Rivers State.
The militant group claimed responsibility for the attack via its Facebook page NDavengers on Wednesday.
It said, “By 3.00 am, yesterday, strike team 2, carried out a major strike, bombing NNPC pipeline at Eleme leading to NLNG. You won’t stop us.”
This is coming barely 72 hours after it blew up oil installations belonging to Chevron Nigeria Limited and Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, NPDC, in Batan Community, Warri South West Council Area of Delta State on Monday night, Punch reports.

Veteran Nollywood Actress, Bukky Ajayi Passes On

Veteran Nollywood actress Bukky Ajayi passed away in the early hours of today.
The eloquent actress touched many hearts this year at the AMVCA after she got a standing ovation for her Industry Merit Award.source confirmed her passing via telephone.
The burial rites for the late Bukky Ajayi took place this evening at 4pm, she was buried according to Islamic rites at the Atan Cemetary at Yaba as confirmed by family source.

Inside Story Of Skye Bank Management Takedown By The Central Bank Of Nigeria - Report


The management of Skye Bank PLC today announced what it called the voluntary resignation of its top officers.  The action followed plans by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to take over the bank due to distress arising from bad loans and insider malpractices by board members.

In a statement, the management said the CBN has approved the appointment of Alhaji M.K Ahmad as the new Chairman of the Board, and Tokunbo Abiru the new Group Managing Director and CEO.   Bayo Sanni, Idris Yakubu, Markie Idowu and Abimbola Izu retain their positions as Executive Directors.

Happy Eid ul Fitr Celebrations to Muslims!

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

After non sighting of Moon, FG extends Eid-il- Fitr Public Holidays to Thursday

The Federal Government on Tuesday extended the Eid-il-Fitr holiday to Thursday.
A statement issued by the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, in Abuja quoted the Sultan of Sokoto,  Sa’ad Abubakar III,  as saying  the Ramadan fast continues on Tuesday due to the “non-sighting of the moon” heralding the month of Shawwal in the Muslim calendar.
Sultan Abubakar is the President General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs.
Dambazau noted that the federal government has now declared Wednesday and Thursday  as public holiday.
The government had earlier declared Tuesday and Wednesday as public holiday to mark the Eid-il- Fitr.
The statement signed by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Bassey Akpanyung,  “In making the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, the Honourable Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau (rtd), urges Nigerians to use this period of sober reflections to ensure harmony, unity and peaceful co-existence, while giving full support to the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in his sustained effort to pursue socio-economic and political growth of the nation.”

Monday, 4 July 2016

[GRAPHIC] Suspected Robber gets Jungle Justice after being aprehended by Mob in Delta

A suspected armed robber has been set ablaze by a mob in the Emede community of Isoko-South area of Delta State.

Our correspondent gathered that the suspect and four other members of his gang had on Sunday invaded the home of a notable politician along the Ughelli Expressway.

Our correspondent gathered that a crowd gathered and mobilised against the robbers, giving them a hot chase.

NCC Enforces Ban on Unsolicited Messages, Calls from MTN, GLO, Airtel, Etisalat, Others


Following a Direction to the telecommunications service providers in the country, the operators, will from July 1, 2016, activate the DO NOT DISTURB facility which gives subscribers the freedom to choose what messages to receive from the various networks.

With this Direction the operators have been mandated to dedicate a common Short Code (2442) which will enable subscribers take informed decisions.

Singer Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston loved up in new photos

 4ever: And just in case the T-shirt was too subtle, he also had his arm branded with a temporary tattoo of a loveheart bearing her initials 4ever: And just in case the T-shirt was too subtle, he also had his arm branded with a temporary tattoo of a loveheart bearing her initials
Seems there's no stopping Tom Hiddleston and Taylor Swift.

Tom, 35, wasn't shy about declaring his feelings for his new 26-year-old girlfriend, proudly wearing an 'I heart T.S.' tank top.
And just in case that was too subtle, he also had his arm branded with a temporary tattoo of a loveheart bearing her initials. Seee more photos after cut;

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode finally granted Bail

Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court in Lagos has granted the former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode bail in the sum of N250m

Fani-Kayode is standing trial over allegations of N4.9b fraud levelled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Justice Hassan also asked the former minister to keep his passport with the court, and also provide two sureties in like sum who must be owners of landed properties with the jurisdiction of the court.

Kokomaster, Dbanj Secretly Marries Mystery Bride

Germany based blogger SDK is reporting that the popular singer and co-host of MTV's Lip Sync Battle Africa tied-the-knot over the weekend in a top secret wedding ceremony.

The site reports that the ceremony was apparently so secret that guests thought they were attending a birthday party. (Which might have made for some really awkward wedding gifts). See alleged photo of the mystery bride after cut...

Friday, 1 July 2016

Legendary Singer, Onyeka Onwenu to pay N5 Million and apologise to Tony Okoroji for Defamation


Famous Onyeka Onwenu has been asked by a Lagos State High Court to pay a sum of N5m for defamation and publicly apologize to Chairman Copyright Society of Nigeria and former president Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN), Chief Tony Okoroji.

Ms. Onwenu had been at war since 2011 when Okoroji went to court following a perceived defamatory article in Vanguard newspaper. Onyeka had accused Okoroji of embezzlement of Christie Igbokwe's burial funds, and also alleged that he is threatening to murder her. The case was earlier taken to court, but thrown out in 2015 in a Lagos High Court presided over by Mrs. I.O Kasali. But an appeal by Okoroji has proved successful.

Embattled Ikpeazu obtains Restraining Order against Ogah's Swearing-In


The sacked Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has obtained a restraining order from an high court against the swearing in of Uche Ogah, the second runner-up in the 2015 PDP governorship primary in the state.

 Justice  Okon Abang of the Federal high court, Abuja, had on Monday, June 27, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue Ogah, a certificate of return after he held that Ikpeazu was not fit to be governor.



Stay good, out of trouble and, out of's seems too hard to live on now because the storm is almost over!!! Someone say 'HALLELUYAH'