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29 Feb 2016

Crude Oil Will Soon Be $50pb – Kachikwu

Unperturbed by recent disagreements among members of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), minister of Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has stated his conviction that the days of higher prices like $50 a barrel of oil and above are coming.

He also said he was unrelentlessly continuing to push for production freeze consensus.

The minister told media outfit, CNBC, that he was hopeful that OPEC members would be able to come to an agreement to freeze oil production as a way to combat the low oil price.

So Sad!!! Nanny Arrested In Russia With The Head Of A 4-Year Old Girl She Was Babysitting

A woman is being held in Moscow by officers after she brandished a child's severed head outside a metro station. Reports in Russia claim the 39-year-old woman shouted 'Allahu Akbar' as she was held this morning.

The woman was seen carrying the head near Oktyabrskoye Pole metro station in the Russian capital this morning.

She is said to have shouted "I'm a terrorist" while wandering the streets holding the head for around an hour before police arrested her.

91-Year-Old Retired Director Of CBN Kidnapped In Church

Members of St, Micheal’s Anglican Church, Emevor, Isoko North local Government Area of Delta State were left stunned when unidentified gunmen stormed the church premises in an ash-coloured Passat car and forced the retired Director, Foreign Operations, Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Chief Joseph Ogedegbe to enter into their waiting vehicle as the elderly man was alighting from his vehicle

They speed off immediately without waiting for a second. Efforts are on to rescue him.

I’ll Rather Die In Prison Than For Ohanaeze To Claim Glory For My Release —Kanu

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has said that its leader Mr. Kanu said he would rather die in jail than for the Ohanaeze Ndigbo to claim the glory of his release as he has no business with the Igbo Socio cultural organization.
 ”I will rather die in jail than for Ohanaeze Ndigbo to claim the glory of my release,“ Kanu reportedly said.
A statement by the group read
“Our march to freedom is unstoppable; this is something Buhari ought to know. We have come to die for Biafra if that is what it will take to be free. Our resolve should not be underestimated. As our leader will always say, “Nigeria will kill us, we will kill them but in the end, we will win.”

Gov. Dickson's Sister Rescued By Security Agencies Without Ransom

The younger sister of Bayelsa State governor, Henry Seriake Dickson has been rescued after spending over two months in the hands of kidnappers. A statement issued on Monday by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said 26 year old Nancy Dickson, was rescued on Sunday evening from her abductors without any payment of ransom.

According to him,
"some of the kidnappers took to their heels while others were apprehended following a tip off on their hideouts."
While calling on the people of the state not to succumb to the demands of ransom made by kidnappers, Governor Dickson assured that plans were underway to amend the Bayelsa State Secret Cult, Kidnapping and other Related Offences Prohibition Bill 2012 to proscribe payment of ransom in the state.

Today's Exchange Rate

This is the official rate of the dollar at the parallel market. Photo credit: Instagram@TheGuardian

Musician Terry G In Auto Crash, SUV Damaged Beyond Repair

The popular Akpako singer escaped death by providence on Sunday as his Range Rover SUV was involved in an accident on his way back from a night club around Lekki area of Lagos. Though he and others came out alive, his range rover sport was damaged beyond repairs. Thank God for life!

30 Children Die From Diarrhoea In Imo State

About 30 children have been killed following a fresh outbreak of diarrhoea in Imo State.  According to a post on the Imo State Government Blog, the administration disclosed that diarrhoea is relatively common in remote areas of the state.

“Diarrhoea is relatively common in remote areas of the state, where potable water is often scarce and residents frequently rely on water from unwholesome sources,” the government explained.

According to the state Commissioner for Health, Mrs. Ngozi Njoku, the death toll from the latest outbreak had risen to 30 in the last few weeks. She further said several other children are also receiving treatments in various hospitals in the state. She finally disclosed that 65 suspected cases have also been reported.

Ex-Minister Abba Moro Remanded In Kuje Prison(Photos)

A federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the former Interior Minister, Abba Moro and two others remanded in Kuje prison custody till March 2nd when their formal bail application will be argued.

The three accused persons were docked on an 11-count charge before Justice A.I Chikere by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the tragic Nigerian Immigration recruitment scam in 2014 where over 20 applicants lost their lives.

Moro was arrested alongside Mrs. Anaesthesia Nwaobia, a Permanent Secretary in the ministry and a Deputy Director Finance, F.O Alayegbami, who allegedly facilitated the scam. see more photos...

Governor Ambode Attends 50th Jubliee Of His School, FGC Warri (Photos)

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, attended the Golden Jubilee grand reunion of FGC, Warri, his alma mater over the weekend. He was all smiles as he dressed in his school uniform with students.

At the event, Ambode said all the knowledge and discipline impacted in him during his secondary school days at the Federal Government College, Warri, contributed largely to who he is today, just as he urged his old school mates to come together and ensure the vision of the school is kept alive.

Nigerians Angry With Police IG, Emir Sanusi Over Young Girl's Abduction and Forced Marriage

#FreeEse# Nigerians have expressed outrage over the alleged abduction of 14-year-old Ese Oruru by one Yinusa [aka Yellow] from Kano, who also forced her into marriage.

Nigerians, who read the story of the helpless minor as captured by Punch, took a swipe at the inactions of the authorities, saying the girl was abandoned to wallow in captivity.

Yinusa, a tricycle driver, took away the teenage girl to Kano on August 12, 2015, from her mother’s shop in Opolo, Yenagoa area of Bayelsa State. The mother, Mrs. Rose Oruru, had gone out on the day leaving Ese and her siblings in the shop. Yinusa seized the girl in her absence. Rose’s attempts to seek the release of the girl at the Emir of Kano’s (Sanusi Lamido’s) palace, where she was reportedly kept met a stiff resistance.

Munachi Abii Wows For BMPro The Turban Series

 The ex-beauty queen dazzles in shots for The Turban Series of makeup guru BMPro.. More below...

Chris Rock Takes A Swipe At Jada Pinkett-Smith Over Oscars Bycott

Chris Rock commenced his duty as Oscar 2016 host  by taking a swipe at Jada Pinkett-Smith who is boycotting the awards over the all-white nominations.
“Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties - it doesn’t matter, I wasn’t invited.”

See Olajumoke Chilling In Her Bath Robe In Transcorp Hilton

Aaaaaah The transformation gets better by the day,The lady of the moment chilling in the royal suite at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja .Her Publicist ,Thisday journalist ,Azuka Ogujiuba wrote 
Wao !!,Olajumoke is having a blast!.our host,Shirley confectioneries,kept their ambassador olajumoke in a royal suite at transcorp Hilton, while we on team jumoke are in boys quarter rooms at d Hilton. LOL.Anyway, Hilton na Hilton. We are all just so grateful to d shirleys family. They are an amazing corporate organization filled with warmth

Photos From Love A Movie Concert 3

Dare's Love Like  A Movie concert which took place at Eko hotels. Celebrities like Genevieve Nnaji,Ini Edo,Toke Makinwa,Bovi,Gbemi Olateru,Lami Phillips,Cohbams, Senator, Florence Ita Giwa and many more see photos below

Buhari Dumps Promise To Pay N5000 To Unemployed Youths

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed he wouldn't pay the N5000 stipend promised unemployed youths during his presidential campaign.The President, said during an interactive session in Saudi Arabia that he could not pay those not employed.
He said he  rather than paying unemployed youths, his administration would build infrastructure and empower able-bodied men to work.He said

“This largesse, N5,000 for the unemployed, I have got a slightly different priority. I would rather do the infrastructure, the school and correct them and empower agriculture, mining so that every able-bodied person can go and get work instead of giving N5, 000 to those who don’t work,”

Long Overdue:After Six Nomination Leonardo Dicaprio Won His First Oscar

At last Leonardo Dicaprio won his first Oscar for his riveting performance in  the Revenant. This is his sixth  nomination ..Congrats Leo..

List  of winners below

Actor in a Lead Role: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Best PictureSpotlight
Actress in a Lead Role: Brie Larson, Room
Documentary FeatureAmy, Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees
Documentary Short SubjectA Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

FG Saves N2.293bn By Removing 23, 846 Ghost Workers From Government Payroll,

No fewer than 23, 846 ghost workers have been removed from the Federal government's payroll, saving the government N2.293 billion from the total salary bill for the ministries, departments and agencies MDAs for February 2016. According to the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, who disclosed this over the weekend, Bank Verification Exercise and enrolment to the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) exposed ghost workers that have hitherto been collecting salaries in various MDAs.

The BVN is a unique number that identifies each bank’s customer for “Know Your Customer” (KYC) purposes. The use of BVNs, rather than physical appearance of workers for biometric capture at the initial stage of verification, has significantly simplified and accelerated the progress of the payroll audit process and reduced the cost of implementation.

Village Headmaster Actor, Joseph Adu Is Dead

Renowned for his role as "Bassey Okon'' in the old popular Tv drama, The Village Headmaster, Joseph Adu is dead. Mr Joseph died yesterday at 83 in Abeokuta, Ogun State without his family disclosing what actually killed him.

Apart from playing his role in the Village Headmaster, he was also a film producer. May his soul rest in peace.

Albinos Plead With Government To Bring Back Free Cancer Treatment

The Albinism Association in Ekiti, has urged the Federal Government to bring back free cancer treatment to save its members from untimely death.

The association’s outburst follows the case of a 31-year old Albino, Ibigbami Damilola, who is begging Governor Ayodele Fayose and well-meaning Nigerians to save her from being killed by cancer of the nose.

Ibigbami, whose fate is now hanging in the balance, needs one million naira to undergo surgery, after her parents had expended over N400,000 to make her stay alive since the ailment began a year ago. We hope the Government and well-meaning Nigerians will come to her aide.

Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah’s Economic/Financial Intervention (N200 per Dollar)

This Media Guidance Note has become necessary to ensure that the media capture in proper context the views I am expressing on the possibility of stabilizing the Nigerian Naira (NGN / N) against the US Dollar and other international currencies in the Foreign Exchange Market. This has become necessary since my appearance and feature on Channels TV program Sunday Politics of Sunday, February 21, 2016.
This impromptu appearance has led to other similar media engagements often too short to allow me provide detailed, structured and contextual answers. Media men and organizations have inundated me with requests for other engagements on views expressed on the subject matter, which, equally, have continued to attract comments in the conventional and new media. I have herein provided my views on the subject and allied matters for your consideration and use.


In the course of my interactions with Seun Okinbaloye of Channels during Sunday Politics I noted that there were things that we could do to help stabilize, reinvigorate, and redeem the fate of the naira. I stand by those statements. The time was short and I could not fully contextualize my views, which is a product of years of brainstorming and scenarios building. The current economic situation did not happen by accident. The likelihood and probability of it occurring had been “crystal clear to the blind and audible to the deaf”.

Saraki, Dogara Reject N10bn Official Quarters

According to Vanguard, it was also learnt, at the weekend, that Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt.. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, have rejected the N10billion voted in the 2016 budget of the Ministry of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for the building of their official quarters, opting for a cut in the vote.

Saraki and Dogara, according to National Assembly sources, last week, agreed that the cost of the buildings should be reduced to one billion Naira each, to save the country N8billion. They were said to have informed the chairmen of the Committees on FCT in both chambers to reflect the decision in their report to the Committees on Appropriation.

26 Feb 2016

AY And Wife Are Back Together

                                Best news today!

Newly-Wed Drowns Inside Well In Lagos

A newly-wed plumber, Mr. Emeka Okpala, has drowned while installing a pumping machine in a deep well on Oladogba Street in the Ikosi-Ketu area of Lagos.

40yrs old Okpala was not the one originally contracted for the job, but after the first plumber declined, the victim decided to take up the job.

He was said to be descending the well when he fell and died.

When PUNCH visited the scene, a resident, Bilikisu Idris, said that the newly-wed died because the person who contracted him to do the job did not raise the alarm on time.

Omotola Hangs Out With Oprah Winfrey,Others In Hollywood(Photos)

The 2016 Essence Black Women In Hollywood awards luncheon took place at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills California yesterday and Nollywood actress Omotola Ekeinde was in attendance. she met the likes of Oprah Winfrey,Actor Boris Kodjoe and his wife, Keke Palmer, Tia Mowry  and others. Kudos Omo Sexy

The Naira-Dollar Blues By Reuben Abati

My brother, e ku exchange rate oh.”

“Excuse me?”

“I am greeting you. I am saying how are you and the exchange rate palaver. The dollar wahala”.

“So, that is why you are saying e ku exchange rate. Is something wrong with you Yoruba people? Must you turn everything into a form of greeting?”

“You are insulting me?”

“I m making a statement”


“Any serious matter at all, you and your people must turn it into

Ibadan Murder:Man killed By Lawyer Wife Buried

The remains of Oyelowo Ajanaku, who was allegedly stabbed to death by his wife in Ibadan have arrived at the St, Paul’s Anglican Church, Gbogan amidst weeping and wailing by members of his family, friends and other sympathisers.

Supreme Court Orders Rev King To Die By Hanging

In a unanimous judgment this afternoon, a seven-man panel of Justices ‎of the apex court led by Justice Walter Onnoghen, upheld the death sentence that was earlier handed to the convicted General-Overseer of the Christian Praying Assembly, Chukwuemeka Ezeugo, a.k.a Rev. King to die by

Consequently, the court in its lead verdict that was delivered by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, dismissed the appeal he had filed when a Lagos State High Court sentenced him to death.

RB Nigeria To Save The Children By Reducing Child Deaths From Diarrhea

Do you know that one in eight children born in Nigeria do not live to see their fifth birthday; with Lagos State being the second highest contributor to diarrhoea with a prevalence of 7.5% after Oyo State (9.2%)? This translates that 315,000 children under-five die needlessly from diarrhea annually, equivalent to 64 children every hour. In an ambitious drive to help end this, On 21 February 2016, RB held the RB/Save The Children charity ball for the the Stop Diarrhoea programmes.

RB/ Save the Children initiative is a unique partnership and ground-breaking programme to help eradicate child deaths from diarrhea piloted in Shomolu Local Government Area of Lagos State.

The partnership since 2013 has berth innovative new hygiene and sanitation products by RB alongside Save the Children’s sustainable Stop Diarrhea programme in Nigeria – aimed at preventing, controlling and treating the unnecessary killer.

97 Students Expelled In UI For Poor Academic Performance As It Bags Best University In Nigeria

The authorities of the University of Ibadan have advised 97 students of the university to withdraw from the institution for their failure to obtain the minimum academic requirement at the end of the 2014/15 academic session.

A statement by the university’s Registrar, Olujimi Olukoya, stated that three of the students voluntarily withdrew from the school, adding that the affected students were from seven faculties and at various levels, including those in the final year of their studies.

Atiku Talks About The Bomb Explosion In Adamawa

Four Police officers were killed in a bomb explosion that occurred at the Police Anti-bomb Squad Office, Jimeta, Adamawa state yesterday February 25th. The state police commissioner Muhammadu Ghazali says one of the bombs recovered from Boko Haram went off at the squad office.Hmmmm so sad

Timbaland Shows Off Tremendous Weight Loss(Photo)

Award winning producer, Timbaland took to instagram to show off his amazing weight loss..He wrote
 This past eight months I've lost over 130 pounds. With a positive mindset I knew I had to take the initiative to make myself happy and healthy. When you realize that the only thing that is getting in the way of your goal is self doubt you'll want to push yourself harder. You got to do this for you. This is for you. This isn't about anybody. Live for you. Honor you. Never lose sight of that.

Sunday Oliseh Resigns As Super Eagles Coach

The coach of the Nigerian Super Eagles, Sunday Oliseh, has resigned from his job. Oliseh announced his resignation in the early hours of today on  Twitter .
The coach gave the following reasons for his resignation. See them below..

25 Feb 2016

New Photos of A Pregnant Tonto Dikeh

The actress really did a good job concealing her pregnancy till she gave birth ..She is now the proud mother of a baby boy.

Cynthia Morgan Writes To Psaqure

The Dancehall queen took to her page to pen an open letter to the music duo who have been having family issues and controversies asking them to patch things up and get back in the studio.  read below.

Actress Ebube Nwagbo's Treat Close Friends To Dinner To Mark Her Birthday

The actress who turned a year older yesterday treated her close friends and colleagues to a birthday dinner .Those in attendance include Ruky Sanda, Oge Okoye and Destiny Amaka. SweetPikin wishes her the very best

See Photos From BRIT Awards 2016

The 2016 BRIT Awards kicked off on Wednesday night, as the biggest stars of the music and showbiz worlds descended on London's O2 Arena.

Leading the way on the red carpet were the likes of superstar singers and international icons Rihanna, Kylie Minogue and Adele, who was the first winner of the night with the British Female Solo Artist gong.

See more red Carpet photos below.

Meet Ayodele Dada, The Best Student Unilag Have Ever Produced

The University of Lagos authorities yesterday declared a Psychology graduate, Ayodele Dada, as the best so far in the history of the institution. Ayodele scored a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 5.00, which has never been recorded by any student of any department since UNILAG came to existence.

He was declared the best student so far of the 54-year old institution. SweetPikin say big congrats to him.Go and conquer the world

Happy Birthday To Former President Shehu Shagari

Former President Shehu Shagari is 91 years old today February 25th. He served as the second President of Nigeria in the Second Republic from October 1st 1979 to December 31st 1983. He was born February 25, 1925.  SweetPikin wishes a wonderful celebration 

Naira Is Now 300 To $1

The naira yesterday rose further against the United States dollar at the parallel market to 300 from 310 on Tuesday. The local currency, which closed at 391 against the greenback last Thursday, had risen to 375 and 310 on Monday and Tuesday, respectively but now on a free fall which makes it stronger.

Senate To Probe DSTV

The Senate yesterday said it will investigate Multichoice Nigeria, a subsidiary of South African-based Multichoice Africa, owners of DSTV over alleged unwholesome practices, unreasonable subscription hikes across their various bouquets, which have led to growing public complaints and petitions.

Adopting a two-prayer motion moved by Senator Isah Misau (APC Bauchi Central) titled “Concern on Unwholesome Practices by Multichoice Nigeria,” (DSTV), the Senate directed the Committees on Information and Trade and Investment to investigate and consider summoning the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and the Consumer Protection Council (CPC).

The Senate also mandated the Committee on Information to organise a public hearing for all stakeholders including relevant civil societies to foster a way forward.

24 Feb 2016

Tiwa Savage Shows Off Progress On Her Weightloss Journey

Tiwa who is currently in UK, is getting her post baby body back.She wrote
Good morning Getting some new work out gear, because when you look good you feel good..#SlowlyButSurely #GettingMySkinnyButtBack

A Liitle Reminder Of Why We Are On Earth

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Missing Brit Tourist Found Dead On Top Of Metra Train Tuesday Afternoon

A dead body was found on top of a Metra Electric Line train inside the Kensington Metra yard at 123rd Street and South Indiana Avenue in West Pullman Tuesday afternoon has been identified as missing British tourist Addy Owolana.

Ademola “Addy” Owolana, 26, had been missing since early Sunday. He was last seen leaving the Low Key club, a reggae night club at 11627 S. Michigan Ave. Police and relatives had been searching for him for the last two days. A citizen of the United Kingdom and Nigeria, he was in the Chicago area to visit family in Plainfield when he got ‘drunk’ and ran down the road; the last they saw of him.

Pictures Don't Lie!!! Are We Doing Same Thing To Ourselves*Think*

Our folks, both old and young, suffered all kinds of humiliation in the hands of white men as slaves. We can't suffer the same from our fellow leaders *deep thinking*