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Thursday, 30 April 2015

John Obi Mikel has confirmed that Real Madrid are interested in a move for him when the transfer window reopens

John Obi Mikel could end his nine-year association with Chelsea in the summer, with the defensive midfielder confirming that Real Madrid are testing the waters regarding a move for him when the transfer window reopens.
The Nigeria international has announced that he will make a decision whether or not to severe ties with Chelsea at the end of this season.

Nigeria's military has published pictures of the people it says it's rescued from Boko Haram(Photo)

People freed from Boko Haram by Nigerian military

Nigeria's military has published some pictures of the people it says it has rescued from Boko Haram as it battles with the militant group in the Sambisa Forest in the north-east of the country.

It gives very few details about who is pictured but says that nearly 300 women and children living "under very severe and inhuman conditions" have been freed in the last few days.

Maj Gen Chris Olukolade has said that the operation against Boko Haram will continue and there will be "no sanctuary for them".

Aggrieved Husband wants wife to refund N1.4m marriage expenses

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A middle-aged-man, Collins Nduka, on Thursday pleaded with an Ojo Customary Court in Lagos State to order his wife, Sefinat Nduka, to refund N1.4 million he spent in marrying her.

Collins told the court that his wife, whom he married three years ago, had decided to abandon her matrimonial home for more than a year.

South East caucus of APC makes case for SGF And Speaker ship For Igbos As They Visit Buhari In Abuja(Photos)

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The race for the Speakership of the House of Representatives took another dimension on Thursday when the South-East caucus of the All Progressives Congress pushed for the position.

Also, making a strong demand for the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, the zone also presented former governor of Abia State, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu as its candidate for the office.

Militant Group Blows Up Major Trunk Lines In Delta State

Urhobo Gbagbako, an Urhobo militant group Wednesday, April 29, 2015, claimed responsibility for the explosion of two major trunk lines belonging to the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, NPDC, located on the boundaries of Afiesere and Ekredjebo communities and Otedo and Edjovwe communities both in Ughelli North and Ughelli South Local Government Areas of Delta State.

The group speaking through their spokesperson Priest Omodjuvwu said that the explosions were in protest to the ‘traitors’ the NPDC had continually sent to the Urhobo communities in a bid to manipulate their unsuspecting and once peaceful communities.

Change Buhari Promised Will Not Happen Overnight – Atiku Abubakar

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Rising from a closed-door meeting yesterday with the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, that lasted close to an hour, former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubarka, has clarified that the transformation which the incoming Buhari administration seeks to bring into governance will not occur overnight but will be a gradual process.

Ex- Military Governor Of Anambra, Pleads With Igbo Parents To Reduce Bride price

ONITSHA — Former Military governor of old Anambra State, Col. Robert Akonobi (rtd), has pleaded with Igbo parents to reduce the bride price of their daughters so that ‘’our young boys can marry them.” ‘’To me, this topic (bride price) has been dealth with in the past by Ndigbo, who came out with a reduced bride price, to enable our young boys marry our young girls,” Akonobi said.

Akonobi also cautioned that men should study their proposed wives closely and longer before engaging into marriage because “once you marry, no one else can put it asunder.” He spoke at the industrial city of Nnewi, Anambra State during the traditional wedding ceremony of the daughter of a business mogul, Chief Louis Onwugbenu, Onyinye and her husband, Bosah Chukwuogo, weekend.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Buhari Denies Barring AIT, Blames Overzealous Aides For The Act

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Nigeria’s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari, has instructed all his staff, including the personnel attached directly to him, to steer clear of all dealings with the media, and leave all media affairs to his official media team.

Muslim Cleric Claims There's No Such Thing As Rape In Marriage: Says A Woman Must Have Sex With Her Husband Any Time He Wants It

Outrageous: Perak Mufti Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria said women should never say no to their husbands - and claimed marital rape was 'made up' by Europeans, so there was no need for Muslims to take any notice

A Muslim cleric has issued a fatwa ordering a woman to agree to sex with her husband even if they are on the back of a camel, as he denounces the idea of marital rape as 'made up by European people'.

Perak Mufti Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria claims that, according to the Prophet Mohammed, a wife can only refuse her husband sex if she is menstruating, sick or just given birth.

Again, Nigerian Police Bans Road Blocks

The Acting Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has said that police road blocks breed corruption, warning that any police personnel caught mounting road blocks anywhere in the country would be made to face the law.

The IGP made the declaration in Abuja on Wednesday, just as he announced the reopening of the Nigeria Police Intelligence School in Enugu, which was shut down about a year ago.
Arase, who spoke during his inaugural meeting with senior officers of the Force, also highlighted long term plans for the police in the days ahead.

Meet The Individuals Who Jogged From Owerri To Orlu To Celebrate Rochas Okorocha's Victory

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Guess the new way of being famous now in Nigeria is to trek or jog (as in this case) from wherever you are to wherever you want to be (lol) -in solidarity for a popular public figure. .

ICC Confirms Receipt Of Petition Filed By Bianca's Brother Against Oba Of Lagos

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has confirmed that it has received a petition against the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, as a result of the inciting statement he made against the Igbo people living in Lagos State before the April 11 governorship election.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Army Confirms Rescue of About 300 Women, Girls From Sambisa Forest: Chibok Girls Not Among

Nigerian troops have rescued 200 girls from Sambisa forest, the notorious hideout of the insurgent group, Boko Haram, the defence headquarters said Tuesday.

The girls were found Tuesday afternoon alongside 93 women who were also rescued, the military said.

Photo: Indonesian Firing Squad Team Head To Prison Island Where 9 Convicted Men That Includes 4 Nigerians Will Be Executed

Heavily armed firing squad in full body armour have been spotted in a boat heading to the Indonesian prison island of Nusakambangan where 9 men, including 4 Nigerians, convicted of drug offenses are due to be shot tonight.

The men will be shot in the heart and their coffins have already been taken to the Island. No clemency, despite pleas from the prisoners' families and world organizations.

Divorce rumour trails Segun Arinze’s ex, Ann Njemanze’s marriage to younger lover

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Feelers in Tinsel town have it that Nollywood actress and ex-wife of Segun Arinze, a former President of Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, Ann Njemanze is single again.

This is just as those close to the screen goddess have confirmed that Njemanze’s two year old marriage to her younger lover, Silver Ojieson has crashed.

I Regret Clocking 40 Without Husband—Nollywood Actress, Amaka Okere


Nollywood actress and businesswoman, Amaka Okere, recently celebrated her 40th birthday with her loved ones, who turned up for the special occasion.

But in an interview with Encomium, the celebrant was not all happy because she did not mark the day in her husband’s hiuse.

Shocking Confession Of A 10-Year-Old Who Was Repeatedly Raped By 24-Year-Old Man (PHOTOS)

A 24-year-old man identified only as Kingsley (pseudonym) has been caught raping a 10-year-old girl, whose name was given as Favour (pseudonym) in Anambra State.

24-year-old man identified as Kingsley (pseudonym) was caught having sex with a 10-year-old girl, Favour,(pseudonym) in Anambra State on Friday, April 17, 2015. (Photo Credit: Unigwe Chidinma/ The Trent)

This 24-year-old man identified as Kingsley (pseudonym) has been caught having sex with a 10-year-old girl, Favour,(pseudonym) in Anambra State on Friday, April 17, 2015. (Photo Credit: Unigwe Chidinma/ The Trent)

A source who preferred anonymity disclosed that she became suspicious of the duo after she noticed a change in the way the young girl walked.
She quizzed Favour to find out why she usually walked the way she did especially very early in the morning after sleeping hours.

Monday, 27 April 2015

Nigerian Government Names Abuja Streets After Jonathan, Sambo,186 Others

PHOTO: Nigeria President, Goodluck Jonathan, speaks during the World economic forum on Africa in Abuja, Nigeria, Thursday, May 8, 2014.

The Federal Government has honoured eminent Nigerians and other accomplished Africans by naming major streets in Asokoro Extension, Guzape, Wupa, Wuye and Maitama Extension districts as well as expressways and roads after them.

Gay stalker insists he was in a relationship with Nollywood Actor Yul Edochie


Yul Edochie’s gay prowler , Steven Ugochukwu, has accused the Nollywood actor of denying their affair on instagram.

It could be recalled  that the Actor had taken to twitter a month ago to expose the alleged impostor, claiming he has never met him neither does he have anything to do with him.

However, the man, Steven Ugochukwu Nelson Onyebuchi in a recent instagram post on account @theingrate showed proofs that they were in love.

Photos of Buhari Supporter trekking from Yola to Abuja in honour of The President-Elect

This is Abubakar Duduwale, a supporter of Gen Buhari who has pledged to trek from Yola to Abuja in his honour and also so he can witness the inauguration ceremony. See another photo after the cut..

Governor Obiano Donates his Salary to Underprivileged People


The governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has donated his salaries to the less privileged members of the society. Disclosing this in Awka at the weekend, Governor Obiano pointed out that he had sent a written instruction to his Principal Secretary, Mr. Willie Nwokoye to implement his wish with immediate effect.

The governor’s directive followed his long practice of philanthropy and public spiritedness which had informed his earlier decision to donate his salaries to the churches since he took his oath of office on March 17, 2014.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

85-year-old Reverend Iloh Remarries 74-year-old Wife (photo)

Reverend Moses Iloh, a fiery social critic and founder of Soul Winning Chapel in Yaba, Lagos did the unusual last Sunday when he took his wife, Pastor Edith Iloh to the altar for a second wedding after 50 years of solemn matrimony.

The usual wedding ceremony was witnessed by a huge crowd of relations, eminent clerics, admirers and other members of the society including the presiding bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission, TREM, Dr. Mike Okonkwo, founder of Nigerian Advance Party, NAP, Dr. Tunji Braithwaite, his wife and other prominent Nigerians.


On Saturday, March 28,   Senator Andy Uba, had cause to thank God for making one of his dreams come true, as he won the election, under the Peoples Democratic Party, to represent Anambra South Senatorial District in the upper chamber of the National Assembly.

However, it is strange that while he is still in this joyous mood, some of  his family members are calling for a showdown with him. Society Happenings gathered that his brothers, Ugochukwu  and the popular Anambra political godfather, Chris Uba, have now  pitched tent with his opponent at the polls, Ernest Ndukwe  of APGA, who came second in the result declared by INEC.

Rochas Okorocha Wins Imo State Governorship Election

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The incumbent Governor of Imo State and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Mr Rochas Okorocha, has been declared the winner of the Imo State Governorship election, securing a second term in office.

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Governor Rochas Okorochas was declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) after the supplementary election of Saturday.

The re-run was between Governor Okorocha and Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Governor Okorocha polled 416,996 votes while Mr Ihedioha got 320,705 votes.

After the election was declared inconclusive on April 12 by INEC, the incumbent Governor expressed optimism that he would come out victorious in the election.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

'People Have Deserted Aso Rock Because I'm Going' - Jonathan Speaks Emotionally

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 President Goodluck Jonathan has said he isn’t surprised that his friends and associates had deserted him after losing his re-election bid. He also noted that the congregation numbers at the Aso Villa Chapel has dwindled. The president stated this at the 5th presidential prayer breakfast which held yesterday at the Banquet Hall of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.

In his words, Jonathan said, “Today (yesterday), I expected a very low turn-out because in most cases, when a government is going, people reduce. You will notice that even the Aso Villa Chapel, the number of people that will be coming become less and less. But when I came in, I noticed that this whole hall is filled up. So, I’ve to sincerely thank all of you. We’re all here because we believe in the power of prayers in nation building. The essence of the presidential prayer breakfast is to call on all Nigerians to come together and pray.

Just In: Bomb Explosion Rocks Army Barracks In Plateau

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An explosion has occurred at a military facility in Plateau State with yet unknown number of casualties, witnesses and a security source said.

Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender: 'I am a woman'

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Bruce Jenner has revealed that he identifies as a woman - his 'true self' and a childhood dream - in an explosive ABC interview with Diane Sawyer.

The 65-year-old Olympic gold medalist and reality TV star sparked rumors about his gender identity last year after visibly altering his appearance.

And tonight, he confirmed that he is reinventing himself physically in a bid to transition from male to female in the highly-anticipated, intimate sit-down.

Apostle Johnson Suleman: I personally told Jonathan to concede defeat: Claims That The New President Muhammed Buhari Wont Last In Power

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Apostle Johnson Suleman recently granted Interview to Saturday  Punch Newspaper where he addressed the issue of Jonathan's defeat, El- Rufai victory at the poll  which he prophesied before now that he would lose  and many others 

See the excerpt from the interview after the cut

Friday, 24 April 2015

It Ended In Presidential Handshake : Hashim ‘The Trekker’ Suleiman Meets President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari (Photos)

Hashim ‘The Trekker’ Suleiman who promised to trek from Lagos to Abuja if Muhammadu Buhari of the APC wins the presidential election has met the President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. See photos below:

President-Elect Buhari And Out-Going President Good Luck Jonathan In A Closed Door Meeting(Photos)

 President Good Luck Jonathan this afternoon had a close door meeting with President Elect  in good spirits as transition continues

See more photos of both men captured after the meeting below

Who is at Fault? Touching Story of Man Who Lost Girlfriend Because He Was Broke!

The Humans of Lagos - man - girlfriend - BellaNaija 2015

This story was originally shared by Human of Lagos 

Read the story below and form your own conclusion 

“My girlfriend left me 4 years ago, we started dating when we were in JS3 and we planned to get married as soon as we finish Uni and get good jobs. After graduation and NYSC I applied for jobs but didn’t get any.

Buhari Will Get 100% Support From APGA, Says Obiano

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The Governor of Anambra State and the national leader of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Willie Obiano has said the state and party will give total support to the incoming administration of General Muhammadu Buhari.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

REPORT: Speculations Mount Over Whereabouts Of Boko Haram Leader Shekau

With peace and quiet from the usually vociferous Abubakar Shekau, supreme head of the Boko Haram in recent times, there are speculations within the security circles that the group may have been so disarrayed that it no longer has the luxury of issuing threats.

A military source told PRNigeria that since the declaration of the final push against the insurgents in the middle of February, and directive to clear all terrorists’ camps before May 29 handover date, the Nigerian troops have been on the lookout for Shekau and other commanders of Boko Haram.

FRSC returns Kaduna crash victim’s N.4m to family

The Sabon Tasha Unit of the Kaduna Sector Command, Federal Road Safety Corps, on Thursday returned N419,290 to the family of Mufutau Salami, who died in an auto crash in the state.

While calling on motorists to avoid dangerous driving, the Unit Commander, Muhammadu Ogoshi, presented the said money to the family of the deceased at the Mararaban Rido area of Chikun Local Government Area of the state.

Ogoshi said it was the culture of the corps to return anything found with accident victims to his or her family, adding that the commission would not not tamper with accident victims’ property.

Beautiful Picture Of Lesbian Couple Holding Their Pregnant Bellies Goes Viral

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Melanie and Vanessa Iris Roy, from North Carolina, USA, are hoping that the snap of them holding their pregnant stomachs will encourage other lesbian couples to carry children.

The heartwarming pic was originally shared two months ago on Melanie's Instagram account.

APC Leaders In A Crucial All Night Meeting To Zone Key National Offices

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A meeting of the National Executive Committee, NEC, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, is underway at the Rivers State governors lodge in Asokoro, Abuja.
The meeting is expected to approve a formular for sharing key national offices.
The president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, and vice president-elect, Yemi Osinbanjo, are attending the meeting, expected to last till early Thursday.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

South Africa Shuts It's Embassy In Nigeria For Fear Of Retaliation

Following protests by Nigerians held outside the consulate and at the South African High Commission in Abuja against the Xenophobic attacks on foreigners in South Africa, the country on Wednesday announced the closure of its consulate in Lagos.

 South African Consul-General in Nigeria, Sam Monaisa, said this in a statement to the South African Business Forum that the closure would remain until Thursday.

Court Strikes Out Certificate Suit Against Muhammed Buhari


A Federal Court in Abuja on Wednesday struck out the suit seeking Gen. Muhammadu Buhari’s disqualification on the ground of non possession of secondary school certificate.

Transition Committee Members Of Good luck Jonathan And Muhammed Buhari Disagree At Inaugural Meeting

The team constituted by Buhari met for the first time with the Federal Government transition committee on Monday night.

It was gathered that those at the meeting on the side of Major-General Buhari included former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe; owner of Bulletin Construction, Alhaji Isa Funtua; former national chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Kawu Baraje; former governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva and a member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

Photos: Nigerian Lady Defrauds UK Employers of over N4m to Fund Luxury Wedding and Honeymoon

Couple: Saunders was convicted of fraud twice before her latest offence

A convicted Nigerian fraudster stole £17,000 from the City firm where she worked after she started embezzling money on her second day in the job.

Gabrielle Yinka Saunders, 32, used company credit cards to pay for her £10,000 wedding, as well as a £5,000 honeymoon in the Seychelles. She was arrested at Heathrow when she returned from the honeymoon - but now she has been spared jail even though a court heard that she had been convicted of fraud twice previously.
Just married: But Gabrielle Yinka Saunders, pictured during her wedding to David Osborne, stole £17,000 to pay for the ceremony and her luxury honeymoon

Free: Saunders, pictured with her husband in an engagement photo, was spared jail

Monday, 20 April 2015

Stories That Inspires Us: Former Akara-Seller, Cattle-Rearer & Bus-Conductor Become Governors-Elect

Twenty-six governors have been declared elected by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during the April 11, 2015 elections. Out of this number, some governors have been in the public glare over the years. Others are just emerging from a long history of life’s struggles. In this special report, our reporters have unearthed some previously unpopular details about some of these governors-elect, culminating in their journeys to the top in their states.

Strange: 19-Year-Old Virgin Gives Birth To Baby Boy After Sleeping With Snake In Dream? (PHOTO)

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IT sounds unbelievable, but from the account of 19-year-old Kehinde Adegoke, it really happened. The teenager who is an indigene of Ogbomoso in Oyo State, but whose parents live in Minna, Niger State, has told Sunday Tribune how she had sex with a snake in her dream for four years and eventually got pregnant without any physical relationship with any man.

Not only that, Kehinde was delivered of a baby boy in the early hours of March 28, 2015. The baby, however, was not brought strangeness with it as it had two teeth protruding from the gum in its lower jaw. It however died on Sunday, March 29 without any ill health pinned to it.

MTN Office Shut Down In Benin City Over South Afria's Killings (Photos)

Members of The Flagship, an affiliate of Edo Civil Society Organisations this morning   shut down MTN office in Benin City, Edo state over the  xenophobic killings of Nigerians in South Africa,

The group called on all Nigerians to boycott the products and services of South African companies in Nigeria.

See another  photo after the cut

Sunday, 19 April 2015

President Spokesman Reuben Abati Describes The Punch newspaper Cover Story As “Mischievous, False And Wrongheaded”

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The presidency has debunked the front-page story of the Sunday Punch of April 19 alleging that the Pres. Jonathan spent a whopping N2 trillion on the 2015 General elections, and that a Committee of Five has been set up by President Jonathan to conduct an audit of how the funds were disbursed by party members and state officials.

In an interview with state house correspondents, the president’s spokesman, Reuben Abati, described the report as “mischievous, false and embarrassing.”

Breaking: Senator Uche Chukwumerije Is Dead

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The Chairman, Senate Committee on Education, Senator Uche Chukwumerije, is dead. The lawmaker, a three-time senator representing Abia North, lost his fight to live after a long illness at a Turkish Hospital In Abuja  

He died this morning  at the age of 75. 

Uche Chukwumerije was elected a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in April 2003.

Buhari Appeals To Nigerians For Enough Time To Deliver Promises;Says That The Change Which Nigerians Expect From Him Would Not Be Realized Overnight.

President elect, General Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Nigerians not to expect instant miracle from his government to fix  all the problems facing the country, but to be patient and supportive, saying that  he will need enough time to address the Boko Haram insecurity in the north east and other challenges confronting the nation.

General Buhari who made this appeal in Kaduna on Saturday when he received a delegation of the All Progressive Congress (APC) members from Bauchi state led by the state governor elect,  says that the change which Nigerians expect from his incoming administration would not be realized overnight.