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30 Jan 2017

Toolz celebrates 1st Traditional Wedding Anniversary

  OAP Toolz is celebrating her first wedding anniversary to pilot, Tunde Demuren.She wrote:
Can't believe a year has gone by just like that!!! Happy Tradiversary to us!!! Love you like Trump loves Putin boo!!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
#TheCaptainAndThePrincess


Pres Buhari And Ogun State Governor Having Dinner In The UK

President Buhari is currently on vacation in the United Kingdom. 
 
 
Photo credit: Buhari Sallau

Mosque Attacked In CANADA

Six people are dead after a shooting at a mosque in Quebec City, according to Quebec Provincial Police. Eight people were injured. The attack, which took place at the city's Quebec Islamic Cultural Center, is being investigated as an act of terrorism by police.

In what was described as a coordinated attack, witnesses say at least two gunmen wearing black fired indiscriminately into the dozens of worshipers in the mosque.

One person has been arrested, the department said. A previous statement indicated that two arrests had been made. It's not clear what caused the discrepancy.

The Canadian province's premier, Philippe Couillard, has called the shooting a terrorist act. He made the statement on Twitter.

(Photos)Apostle Johnson Suleman Heads To DSS Office

Senior Pastor of the Omega Fire Ministry, Apostle Johnson Suleman has honoured the invitation of the Department of Security Service, DSS. He was pictured leaving his church premises in Abuja with his entourage.

The invitation comes after he told church members to defend themselves by killing any Fulani man who comes near their place of worship.

Miss France Wins Miss Universe 2017

A dental student from Paris was crowned Miss Universe on Monday, becoming the second Frenchwoman to win the title in the pageant's history and the first champion from Europe in more than a decade.

Iris Mittenaere beat 85 other hopefuls in the finale in the Philippines in the 65th edition of the three-hour show that focused on diversity and empowering women to overcome the struggles of life.

"I was very surprised I won, I feel blessed," said the 24-year-old, whose competition profile had described her goal as advocating for dental and oral hygiene if she won.

Canada To Offer Temporary Residency Permit To Affected Countries By Trump's Ban

It has been revealed that Canada will offer temporary residency to those travellers currently stranded by the ban Trump placed on citizens of seven Muslim nations. This was made known by Canada's immigration minister, Ahmed Hussen.

Hussen, who was himself a Somali refugee, stated that no one is stranded at any of Canada's airport at the moment.

Choi!! Dollar N500 to $1

29 Jan 2017

Iran Responds To Trump's Muslim Ban, Also Bans US Citizens

In response to President Donald Trumps executive order restricting entry of travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries including Iran, the Iranian government has responded announcing it would also not allow Americans to enter its country.

On Saturday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry released a statement on state-run media saying:

“While respecting the American people and distinguishing between them and the hostile policies of the U.S. government, Iran will implement the principle of reciprocity until the offensive U.S. limitations against Iranian nationals are lifted. The restrictions against travel by Muslims to America… are an open affront against the Muslim world and the Iranian nation in particular and will be known as a great gift to extremists.”

Barrow Renames The Gambia, Says It’s A REPUBLIC, Not Islamic Republic

The Gambian President Adama Barrow said Saturday that every aspect of his tiny west African state would need an overhaul after ex-leader Yahya Jammeh's 22-year rule, but that its dreaded secret police would remain.

Barrow faces an uphill task after taking over from Jammeh, who left behind a dysfunctional economy and allegedly emptied state coffers ahead of his departure.

Rights group blame the notorious National Intelligence Agency (NIA) under his longtime control for forced disappearances and torture.

Barrow said the NIA was "an institution that has to continue", but that its name would be changed and training would be given to its operatives.

The More You Burn The Shrines The More I Tear Bibles - Nigerian Man Declares

A Nigerian identified as Udummiri Nwakalu, has again taken to social media to make it known that the more shrines people burn, the more bibles he will tear.

He shared a video of himself tearing the bible which has since raised a lot of debate and comments online. 

So Sad!!!A Widow,Beaten & Thrown Out Of Matrimonial Home(Photos)

Alhaja Adejoke Orenaike, a widow at 36, was at the center of the whole issue in a polygamous home. Eight days after her husband died, her co-wife and step son sent her out of her matrimonial home. As if that was not enough, her sister in-law attacked her with a knife.

 She managed to shove her off and she ran out of the house with her 8-year-old daughter who was screaming for help. According to her, all her husband estates, properties, chains of businesses have been seized by her step son who 
has also threatened to kill her if she lay claim to any property.

Adejoke narrated her story to Saturday Vanguard:
“My husband died on the 5th of May, 2013 after a protracted illness. Before his death, there were insinuations and revelations, according to my husband that my co-wife was plotting to kill him. My husband asked her but she denied.

Supporting Buhari Was A Serious Mistake – Feyi Fawehinmi

An economic analyst and supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 presidential poll, Feyi Fawehinmi, in this chat with Punch's Bayo Akinloye, says Buhari should just resign.

Recently, your criticisms against President Buhari and his administration indicate you are against him. Why?
I supported Buhari in the last election. I actively campaigned for him and donated my money to his campaign. If I have turned against him, it is since he got into office and based entirely on his government’s policy choices. I have nothing personal against him.

At what point exactly did you start losing hope in Buhari and the promise of ‘Change’?
It was sometime midway last year. It just became clear to me that the government sold one thing during the campaign and were doing another thing entirely upon assumption of power. The sheer pointless and needless suffering Nigerians have been put through in the name of discredited ideas and waste-of-time economic policies has been too much to bear. For me, I consider it a serious mistake on my part to have blindly supported Buhari like I did in 2015.

President Donald Trump To Ban 2-Year Multiple Entry Visa For Nigerians

Except the federal government of Nigeria takes a proactive visa policy review, Nigerians will no longer be issued with American entry visas which have two-year validity following the Executive Order signed on Friday by President Donald Trump.

Also, Nigerians who hold dual nationality will be affected if their other passport is from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen – the seven Muslim-majority countries “of concern”.

A lot of attention has been on the temporary visa ban on citizens of the seven Muslim-majority countries, but the impact on Nigerians is far more than previously thought.

Miss World Kenya- Nyamira County 2016 Passes Away

Miss World Kenya -Nyamiri County 2016, Mercy Mokeira has passed away, her father confirmed to eDaily Kenya.

Mokeira died aged 23 on Saturday, January 28, at 11:30am at North Kinangop Hospital, where she had been hospitalised since mid January 2017.

Mercy Mokeira had fallen ill last year December and was admitted to a hospital in Kijabe after complaining of neck pain. At the hospital, she was diagnosed with thyroid disease. She got well and was later discharged.

UNILAG 1st Class Graduate: Dad Was Not Here To Celebrate With Me

This beautiful lady recently made First Class honours from the University of Lagos. She opened up on the pains of losing her father unexpectedly,.
 
Fate appeared to have played a fast one on Bayinah and her father, Dr. Bashir Tijani-Alawe. While Tijani-Alawe laboured for 20 years to earn his Ph.D, his daughter graduated at 20 years of age with a First Class honours.

He had planned for his daughter’s convocation but destiny decided otherwise. 
Bayinah narrated what she called an unforgettable twist of fate in this report to Isioma Madike of New Telegraph.

Protest Across US Airports As Trump Bans Muslim Majority Nations

President Donald Trump has ordered a four-month ban on all refugees entering the US. He also singled out refugees from Syria as barred from entering the country indefinitely, or until he himself decides they are allowed in.

No visas will be issued to immigrants from seven mainly-Muslim nations including Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen for 90 days.
"I'm establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States of America. Don't want them here," Trump said earlier on Friday at the Pentagon.

"We only want to admit those into our country who will support our country and love deeply our people," he said.


There were reports of Syrian families who have spent up to two years being vetted for a visa left stranded at the airport having sold all their possessions.

Fire Guts NNPC Depot In Suleja

The Niger State Fire Service has confirmed an early morning fire outbreak at the NNPC depot in Suleja.

Mr Mohammad Kwale, the officer in charge of the service in Suleja, told Vanguard on Sunday that the outbreak affected the loading section in the depot.

”The outbreak started around 4:30am when we were called. By 5:00am we have put out the flames. A Petrol tanker on fire ”An articulated vehicle was burnt while the loading canopy and some pipes were damaged. No life was, however, lost in the incidence,” he told newsmen.

Minister For Sports, Dalung's Wife Is Dead

The Minister for Sports, Mr. Solomon Dalung has lost his first wife. Dalung announced the passing away of his wife, Mrs Briskila Dalung today on his Facebook page. He wrote; 

“I AM BEREAVED:

For it is appointed for man to live thereafter comes death and judgment says the Holy Bible. While in the Quran, it states that it is appointed that every soul shall test death.
My heart is heavy, I cannot continue, I lost my first wife, Mrs Briskila this morning. May her soul and the souls of faithful departed rest in the bosom of the Lord, amen.
What a black Sunday.

26 Jan 2017

Saraki Reshuffles Senate Committees

Senate President Bukola Saraki on Thursday reshuffled some committees of the senate, just before adjourning plenary till February 21.

The reshuffled committees are:

Ali Ndume – INEC
Magnus Abe – FERMA
George Sekibo – INTERIOR
Abubakar Kyari – DEFENCE
Atai Aidoko – SDG

The Senate also adjourned plenary till February 21, 2017 to make room for its 68 committees to work on 2017 Budget.

Williams Sisters To Meet In Australian Open Final

Venus and Serena Williams will meet in a Grand Slam final for the ninth time after the American sisters came through their semi-finals in Melbourne.

Thirteenth seed Venus, 36, beat fellow American Coco Vandeweghe 6-7 (3-7) 6-2 6-3 to reach her first major final since 2009.

World number two Serena, 35, saw off unseeded Croat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-2 6-1 in the second semi-final.

Serena is attempting to win an Open-era record 23rd Grand Slam singles title.

It would also be a seventh Australian Open victory for the younger Williams sister, while Venus hopes to win an eighth major title, first in Melbourne and first since Wimbledon in 2008.

Nigerian Literary Icon Buchi Emecheta Is Dead

Nigerian literary icon, Buchi Emecheta is dead. The novelist died in her home in London at the age of 72. She was one of Nigeria's veteran writers, an author of more than 20 books including 'The Joys of Motherhood', 'Second-Class Citizen', 'The Bride Price', 'The Slave Girl' and many others.

Buchi Emecheta received many literary awards during her lifetime. She was a woman who wrote about feminist struggle, but didn't describe herself as one.

MD Ontario Oil & Gas Jailed For Defrauding FG Of N754m In Oil Subsidy Transactions

Mrs Ada Ugo-Ngali, the Managing Director of Ontario Oil and Gas Ltd, was on Thursday sent to jail for 10 years for defrauding the Federal Government of N754 million in oil subsidy transactions.

Justice Lateefa Okunnu of an Ikeja High Court handed down the verdict, the first conviction since the massive oil subsidy fraud trial allegedly perpetuated by oil marketers began in 2012.

Walter Wagbatsoma, Ugo-Ngadi’s co-defendant and the Chairman of Ontario Oil and Gas Ltd, was absent in court for the judgment. He is currently being held in the United Kingdom on charges relating to a £12 million National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Trust fraud.

Student Sacrifices Life To Protect Others From Suicide Bomber In Borno

                                 

25 Jan 2017

We Will Build Mexico Border Wall- Trump

Donald Trump has said a "big day" is planned on national security, including an announcement to build a wall on the border between the US and Mexico.

The new US president is expected to sign several executive orders regarding immigration and border security over the next few days.

They are likely to include the "extreme vetting" of people coming from seven predominantly Muslim countries in the Middle East and Africa. This would restrict refugee access.

Mr Trump tweeted: "Big day planned on national security tomorrow. Among many other things, we will build the wall!"

21 Jan 2017

Obasanjo To Jonathan: You’re Now Wiser After Leaving Office

Former President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday visited Ibogun, Ogun State, the ancestral village benefactor, Baba Olusegun Obasanjo.

The rare meeting between the duo who were bitterly divided in the run-up to the 2015 election saw Obasanjo tell his host how wise he (Jonathan) had become since leaving office.

“When leaders come, they have little or no experience. When they have to go is when they have really amassed a lot of experience, where they have wisdom, their experience is in high demand.

“Those like you and me who have the grace of God to bow out gracefully, if there is now what I call constitutional office, we have residual responsibilities for Nigeria," Obasanjo said.

People Are Not Smiling; Fight MMM Over Hanging Money

Nigerian participants in the ponzi scheme MMM are losing patience, a week after the resumption of service as the promise to begin payment is becoming a long story.

Thousands of participants whose applications were yet to be attended have been venting their anger on the brains behind the scheme for the frustration in accessing their money.

They rage, curse and threaten unrestrained on the MMM Help platform after unsuccessful attempts to get response to their many inquiries on the status of their money.

One Hayat Mohammed said: “I really need help. I provided help of 50000 now I made a request to get help, the request was processed but I’ve not being matched with another participant who will pay me. They won’t even pick my calls. So my money is lost, isn’t it?...” 

It’s Not A Do Or Die Thing To Be A Mrs, Iyabo Ojo Writes

The mother of two took to her IG page to pen this down. From what she wrote, you will know experience is the best teacher.  What she wrote;

Ladies, Not every man who cheats on u is bad! it's in their nature to cheat as some men has a bit of it deposited in them. He may love u but still cheat on u, as long as he respect, care n keeps it far away from u.

It's a twisted world my dear but that's just d fact. if u find one who doesn't cheat on u then u are extremely blessed but A man who makes u feel less of ur self, a man who enjoys seeing u beg n wail, a man who doesn't care if u fall into depression a million times until U run mad, a man who makes u feel like nothing, a man who throws ur love back 2 ur face @ every given opportunity, a man who feels u are so unattractive that he doesn't want to take u out anymore giving u that low self esteem, a man who never appreciate anything u do for him, a man who feels ur opinion doesn't count, a man who feels u shld be seen n not heard, a man who feels without him u are nothing, a man who will only have u when he wants u, a man who doesn't fight for u, a man who condemns u to his friends n side chicks, a man who looks @ u with so much irritation, a man who flaunts his side chick in front of u, a man who is physically & mentally abusive towards u n sometimes ur kids, a Man U have to always beg to perform his manly duty b4 he agrees to touch u! That man is so bad n so wrong 4 u.

Jubilation As Yahya Jammeh Leaves Presidential Palace

Gambian citizens were seen jubilating as former president Yahya Jammeh's convoy was spotted leaving the Presidential palace. Jammeh earlier promised to leave Banjul on Saturday with President Alpha Conde of Guinea, to begin a new life in exile. More photos...

Photo: President Barack Obama and Michelle Greet President-Elect DonalD Trump and Melania

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are pictured greeting President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania at the White House before the start of presidential inaugural festivities for the incoming 45th President of the United States Donald Trump in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017
 
Photo credit: AP

19 Jan 2017

Aisha Buhari Receives Melinda Gates (Photos)

Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari today received the Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Mrs. Melinda Gates.

She acknowledged the efforts of Future Assured, Aisha's pet project, and lauded the program outreach and its coverage of the full spectrum of health outcomes.

She also called on the wives of governors present at the meeting to be role models, stressing the importance of role models in every community, highlighting that girls turn out to be mothers and they require inspiration to be mothers of the next generation. | More photos...

Female Nigerian Soldier, Blessing Ene, Dies

Oh no!! so sad#This young beautiful soldier, Edache Blessing Ene died while in active service. The sad story was confirmed by her brother, Ewaoche. He shared her pics and wrote:


Davido Appoints Ayo George As His New Manager

Just about 24hrs after he fired his manager of many years, Kamal Ajiboye and call out Sony Music, Davido has employed a new manager.

Davido who must have listened to good advice that he can't manage his music career himself has appointed Ayo George as his new manager.

Nigeria's Resident Doctors Begin Nationwide Strike

by Dr. Paul John
Rising from the National Executive Council ( NEC) meeting held at the National Trauma Centre, National Hospital Abuja, the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has declared a 7- day warning strike starting from today, Wednesday January 18, 2017 through Midnight of Tuesday January 24, 2017. NARD urges all centres to participate and to ensure compliance.

This is due to federal government’s insensitivity and arrogance towards the genuine NARD demands for the soul of the Nigerian Health sector.
Here are the doctors' demands:

-Roadmap and timeline for the implementation of the National Health Act signed into law in 2014

-Timeline for the revamping of THI’s facilities and equipments

PDP Senator From Akwa Ibom Defects To APC

Senator Nelson Effiong (Akwa-Ibom South) defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressive Congress in the senate. The matter generated controversy as Godswill Akpabio, who's the senate minority leader and also a former governor of Akwa Ibom State, kicked against the action. He said they would challenge it in court.

Photo: Omotola Steps Out With No Makeup

She posted the photo with the caption, ‘No Makeup To Office Day.’

Buhari To Proceed On A 10-Day Leave, To Spend Most In UK

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari will today be leaving for the United Kingdom on a short leave, which is part of his annual vacation. He is expected to resume work on February 6, 2017.

According to a press statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, “During the vacation, the President will also undergo routine medical check-ups.

“In line with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara have been duly communicated”.

While away, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, will perform the functions of the Office of the President.

Naira Now N498 To A Dollar, While Pounds Is N596

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Naira inched against the dollar at the early hours of Thursday morning by 2 points but could not sustain the gain as it shed 3 points to close at N498 to a dollar at the open market.

The Pound Sterling and the Euro traded at N596 and N520, respectively, at the open market.

Michelle Obama Celebrates Her Husband As He Tenure Ends


Adama Barrow Sworn-In As Gambian President

  Na wa ooooooooooooo

With the barking of ECOWAS, Mr. Adama Barrow, winner of the December 1 presidential poll in The Gambia, has been sworn in as president. He however took his oath of office at the Gambian Embassy in Dakar, Senegal. It would be recalled that the parliament had extended the tenure of President Yahya Jammeh for another three months.
Is the country - Gambia - now having two president?

IDP Camp Bombing: Death Toll Hits 54

The death toll in Tuesday’s bombing of an IDP camp in Rann, Borno State, by the Nigerian Airforce, rose to 54 Thursday after critically wounded persons died.

Doctors in Maiduguri, the state capital, battled unsuccessfully to save the lives of two out of the over 80 critically injured persons that were flown in from Rann IDP camp in Kala Balge local government.
The military says the bombing was a mistake, as it was aiming to attack Boko Haram militants.

At least 52 persons died instantly, while 120 others were injured.

The Borno State Commissioner for Health, Haruna Mshelia, said five injured persons were discharged on Thursday.

Good Man Meets A Crippled Lady In Lagos, Offers More Than Money

It's good to put a smile on someone's face and that is what this good Nigerian with the username Kokun did today after he met a crippled lady begging at Ikeja . He asked about her urgent need and promise to bring it to past. God bless you Kokun.see more pics after the cut
We came with nothing on this planet earth and we will leave with nothing. Help those in need.

Photo: BBA Stars, Pokello, Elikem And Their Son Tristan

                                            Lovely

18 Jan 2017

Accidental Air Strike: Expressing Regret Not Enouh- Keyamo

Festus Keyamo is speaking up for victims of accidental air strike which happened yesterday in Borno. According to him, Federal Government regretting the act is not enough, but the victims must be identified and their families compensated.

Yahya Jammeh's Term Extended By Parliament

The Gambia's parliament has extended President Yahya Jammeh's term, which is due to end on tomorrow, following his defeat in elections, by 90 days.  It also approved his decision to declare a 90-day state of emergency in the tiny West African state.

Regional leaders have threatened to use military force to oust Mr Jammeh if he refuses to hand power to President-elect Adama Barrow on Thursday.

Thousands of UK and Dutch tourists are currently being evacuated from The Gambia. The country is popular with European holidaymakers because of its beaches.

The Gambia was recently plunged into crisis after Mr Jammeh rejected Mr Barrow's shock victory in the 1 December election.