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Thursday, 31 July 2014

It Is Blessing Again: Okagbare WINS Gold in Women’s 200m Final

20th Commonwealth Games - Day 8: Athletics

Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare who won gold in the women’s 100m race at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, has made Nigeria proud again.

The 25-year-old won gold a few minutes ago in the women’s 200m final race in 22.25 seconds.

Ex-Minister Dora Akunyili To Be Buried August 28(Family announces burial arrangement for late Prof. Dora Akunyili)

Nigeria’s former Minister of Information and Communications, Dora Nkem Akunyili, will be buried on August 28, 2014 according to a statement released today in Enugu, the capital of Enugu State, by her husband, Chike Akunyili, who is a medical doctor.

The statement outlines a weeklong series of events as part of the funeral for the late minister who died in a hospital in India on June 7, 2014 after a two-year battle with cancer.

Diehards Christians Are The Ones Throwing Bombs And Killing Muslims In Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Taraba And Other Places-Dahiru Bauchi

Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi

Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi, renown Islamic Scholar who last week survived a suicide attack on his motorcade in Kaduna, has advised President Jonathan to take steps to stop “some desperate politicians” who want to use religion to win 2015 election at all costs.

Sheikh Dahiru gave the advice in a special audio message emailed to newsmen from Mecca where he usually travels to at the end of every Ramadan fast.

The Sheikh said there are diehards among both Muslims and Christians who are desperate to ensure that their own man wins the election.

Iroko TV Founder , Jason Njoku Shares Picture Of His Son As He Turns One

IrokoTV boss, Jason Njoku shared these photos of his son, Obi Jason Njoku as he turned one yesterday July 30th. See more adorable photos after the cut...

Sources Say Boko Haram Shot Down The Nigerian Airforce Helicopter In Bama, Borno State

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Photo: Flight Lieutenant NM Halilu, Co-Pilot & Warrant Officer Augustine Nwanonenyi, Technician survived the crash

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It turns out that the Mi-35 helicopter owned by the Nigerian airforce which the Nigerian Defence authorities claimed was on a training mission that crashed last week was actually brought down by the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram.

Sources in Bama, Borno State say the helicopter was shot down and the crash was not “due to technical fault” as claimed by the director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade.

A villager who spoke to NewswireNgr on condition of anonymity said ” Everyone in our village knew the plane was shot down by Boko Haram, when we heard in the news that the jet was faulty, we knew the Military officials lied to Nigerians again”

10 Things Foreigners Find Odd about Nigerians

Most foreigners have misconceptions about Nigerians because they really do not understand how great we are. Being a Nigerian, I was curious about our general eccentricities and I decided to find out things foreigners find odd about us. Some of the answers I got are overwhelming and pretty hilarious.
Here are 10 things people abroad find odd about Nigerians:

Big Brother Africa season 9 kicks off in six weeks...

BBA 8 Winner Dillish Mathews

Big Brother is back!! Well, almost. Over the years, as the show’s fan base grows, so do the conversations on social networks. 

During the 8th season, over 6 million fans interacted with Big Brother Africa via the Website, Twitter, and Facebook, with the site generating over 200 million impressions.

 In 6 weeks, the most anticipated reality show in africa ‘Big Brother Africa’ season 9 kicks off. 

The show will hit screens around Africa on Sunday, September 7, 2014 on DStv channels 197 and 198, while the best of the live highlights will be shown on GOtv. 

‘As a voter driven show, the success of the Big Brother Africa brand relies heavily on audience engagement and our social media platforms allow for this to happen in real-time’, says M-Net Africa Regional Director (West Africa) Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu. 

It is Confirmed: Coach Stephen Okechukwu Keshi Gets A New Deal Worth 84 Million Naira Annually


The executive committee of the Nigeria Football Federation has approved the contract extension of Stephen Keshi as Super Eagles head coach following the recommendation of its three-man technical sub-committee.

The Executive Committee also approved that the Acting President of the federation, Chief Mike Umeh convene a meeting of the NFF Emergency Committee to approve and finalize details of Keshi’s possible re–engagement within the shortest possible time.

Horrible: Landlady’s Children Cut Tenant's Scrotum


A 35-year-old man, Yinka Offehin, is battling for his life at a private hospital in Lagos State after his scrotum was cut by the children of his landlady.

Punch Metro reported that The Edo State indigene, who resides on Popoola Street, off Abaranje Road in the Ikotun area of Lagos, was said to have been attacked while sleeping in his room with his family members.

His wife, Bisi, who was with him when the incident happened, identified the assailants as Solomon and Damilola, the children of the landlady.

Nigerians Plead For Foreign Help As Ebola Fears Spread

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Lagos (AFP) - Standing just a few hundred metres from the Lagos hospital where a Liberian man died of Ebola, John Ejiofor pleaded for the world to help contain a spread of the virus raging across west Africa
"Nigeria is in a serious mess," the 40-year-old electrical engineer told AFP. "We lack the capacity to deal with the situation."

Residents of Lagos, sub-Saharan Africa's largest city with more than 20 million people, returned to work Wednesday after a four-day break to mark the end of Islam's holy month of Ramadan, a public holiday across the country, even in the majority Christian south.

It was the first workday morning in the bustling mega-city since authorities confirmed that the worst-ever Ebola epidemic -- which has killed more than 670 people since March in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone -- had reached Nigerian soil.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The President’s Special Assistant brought 100,000 for the parents | Chibok family gives FULL detail


In reaction to reports over an alleged N100 million given to parents of the abducted Chibok girls by President Goodluck Jonathan, the Kibaku Area Development Association (KADA) has labelled the claims to be completely false.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the association said that its main objective was/is to secure the release of the remaining 219 abducted girls.

“It is with deep sadness that we are addressing you today to state that the claim is completely false, malicious and unfounded. Our primary priority has and remains the rescue of our abducted 219 daughters. Our Association has been at the forefront of calling for decisive measures to secure their release.

Richard and Judy: SEX is the secret to our long-lasting marriage , British Couple Reveals

TV star Richard Madeley has revealed the secret to his long-lasting marriage to Judy Finnegan – a healthy sex life.

Richard, 57, and wife Judy, 65, who together presented This Morning on ITV, have been married for 28 years.

The former presenter tells blinkbox Books: “I think relationships can evolve to a point in old age where sex becomes less important - but I am 58, not 98.

10-Year-Old Girl ‘Strapped With Explosives’ Arrested In Katsina

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A police detective inspects the site of a suicide blast outside the central administration building of the Kano State Polytechnic

The Coordinator of the National Information Centre, Mike Omeri, on Wednesday, stated that a 10-year-old girl with explosives strapped to her body in northern Katsina state has been arrested.

Photo: Four(4) Month Old Boy Dies From Ebola Virus In Guinea

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It is truly heartbreaking to hear about the numerous individuals that have passed away from the deadly Ebola Virus.

One of the latest casualties of the virus  is a 4-month-old baby boy called Faya, who died in Gueckadou, South East Guinea, BBC reports.

Faya is said to have caught the virus from his mother, who died a few weeks ago.

Read More after the cut…

New Born Baby Found In Dustbin Near Student Apartment in Nsukka Enugu (photo)

A new born baby was found laying dead in a dustbin at Hilltop Gate adjacent St Peters Chapel UNN this morning July 30th.

No one around the area saw who dropped the baby. The area is mainly occupied by students from the university (UNN) so many believe that it could only have been a female student.

See the pic after the cut...

Jim Iyke Should Be Quarantined’ – Nigerians Speak After Actor Flees Liberia Over Ebola Scare

A Nigerian actor has sparked outrage after posting an image of himself wearing an Ebola mask while sitting in a first class airport lounge as he flees Liberia.

'Nollywood' star Jim Iyke posted a message on his Instagram page saying he had cut short a business trip to Monrovia in Liberia -  where at least 600 people have already died from the disease.

The image of Iyke sitting on green leather-clad seats in the airport's luxury first class lounge while wearing an expensive designer watch and sunglasses was accompanied with the caption: 'Not ashamed to admit this scares the Jesus outta me #Ebola.'

Anger: Nigerian actor Jim Iyke shared this image of himself wearing an Ebola mask while sitting in a luxury airport lounge in Liberia. At least 600 people have already died from the disease in the country
Anger: Nigerian actor Jim Iyke shared this image of himself wearing an Ebola mask while sitting in a luxury airport lounge in Liberia. At least 600 people have already died from the disease in the country

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Rochas Okorocha Goes Shopping

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I went "shopping" at a local market: eke Atta in Ikeduru.

On Saturday, we shared a picture of Imo state Governor driving bicycle to keep fit,. Rochas is not done yet with his populist action, 

He was pictured recently interacting with local folks  at  eke market  Atta in Ikeduru Imo state where according to him,he went shopping 

See another picture of the governor buying corn from the same market after the cut 

More Photos From Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo's Sons Wedding

Here are more photos from the church wedding ceremony between KICC Head Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo's son Tomi Ashimolowo and his beau Dorothy Jeneba Kamara, which took place on Saturday July 26th in Kent. Continue..

Who’s the Hottest? Check Out the Ripped Bods of Mr Universe Nigeria Finalists

Here are pics of the 2014 Mr. Universe Nigeria contestants. The grand finale will hold on August 
3rd at the Bespoke Event Center, Lekki, 24 of the most captivating, self-assured and handsome looking men would vie to become the Next Mr Universe Nigeria. See more photos after the cut...

Arthur Eze Boosts Obiano’s Anti-Crime Efforts by $1m

Governor Willie Obiano’s efforts to garner the support of Ndi Anambra for his programmes have started to yield desired results as multi-billionaire businessman and Chairman/CEO of Atlas Oranto Petroleum International Limited, Prince Engineer Arthur Eze has doled out the sum of $1m to support the on-going crackdown on criminals in the state and pledged the sum of one billion naira to support the governor’s agricultural programme.

Making the donation in his palatial home of Ukpo in Dunukofia Kingdom of Anambra State when the governor, accompanied by his deputy, Dr. Nkem Okeke and the National Chairman of APGA, Sir Victor Umeh, paid him a courtesy call at the weekend, Prince Eze who is a famous philanthropist and a chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party, explained that the gesture was intended to encourage Governor Obiano’s efforts to make Anambra State a habitable and business-friendly environment for all.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Asari Dokubo Blasts Jonathan for Placing Value on General Buhari’s Life

Leader of Niger-Delta Peoples Volunteers Force (NDPVF), Alhaji Mujahid? Dokubo-Asari has lashed out at President Goodluck Jonathan for allegedly placing more value on the life of former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) than other Nigerians.

While describing such comment from the president as uncalled for, the ex-militant leader also denied insinuations that he paid the mastermind of the blast N5m to kill Buhari.

Dokubo, who denied working  for President Jonathan also said  that the insinuation was meant to tarnish his image as a way of shutting him out of 2015 electioneering process.

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Frequently Asked Questions(All You Need To Know About Ebola)

1. What is Ebola virus disease?

Ebola Virus
Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) is a severe, often fatal illness, with a death rate of up to 90%.

The illness affects humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees).
Ebola first appeared in 1976 in two simultaneous outbreaks, one in a village near the Ebola River in the

Democratic Republic of Congo, and the other in a remote area of Sudan.

The origin of the virus is unknown but fruit bats (Pteropodidae) are considered the likely host of the Ebola virus, based on available evidence.

                                                   Fruit Bats

2. How do people become infected with the virus?

Ebola is introduced into the human population through close contact with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected animals.

PHOTOS: Meet 23-Year-Old Nigerian Commonwealth Games Sprinter Regina George & Her Lesbian Partner

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It’s not only the lovely Blessing Okagbare making us proud at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, United Kingdom, there are other Nigerian athletes as well.
Meet Regina George, a 23-year-old sprinter with dual citizenship – Nigeria and Venezuela.

She was however born in America.
Regina qualified for the semi-finals of the women’s 400 metres at a time of 53.92 seconds. 
Here are some absolutely hot photos of Regina who isn’t shy to flaunt her toned arms, legs and abs and also her lesbian partner  and see all  that after the cut 

Fight time – Parents Of Chibok Girls Allege Foul Play Over N100 Million Largesse from the President

The sum of N100 million, allegedly given to parents of the abducted Chibok girls, has led to a serious disagreement within the Chibok community.

It was reported that the President had on July 22nd, released the funds to leaders of the Chibok community in Abuja for onward passage to parents of the kidnapped schoolgirls. But many of the supposed recipients are now crying foul play.

One of the male parents, was quoted to have said; “I got only N200,000 out of the said N100million allegedly received by our leaders in Abuja. Some of us got N300,000 and some less than that”.

Survivors Stories: How We Lived Through Ebola(PHOTOS)

Tawa Tamba 

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has claimed the lives of at least 673 people in Guinea, Liberia Sierra Leone and Nigeria  but two  person who survived the virulent disease is shedding light on what it's like to battle the virus.

There is no cure or vaccine to treat Ebola, but the aid agency MSF has shown it doesn't have to be a death sentence if treated early. Ebola typically kills 90% of patients but the death rate in this outbreak has dropped to roughly 60%

Read Tiwa Tamba from Liberia And  Saa Sabas from Guinea  Story After The Cut