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Sunday, 31 May 2015

Black Day In Onitsha; 50+ Reportedly Killed After Fuel Tanker Fails Breaks In Upper Iweka (Graphic Pictures)






It was wailing and weeping at the popular Upper Iweka area of Onitsha, the commercial capital of Anambra State as a merciless inferno consumed many and wounded scores others on Sunday afternoon.

The fire was caused by a fuel-laden tanker, which fell and spilled its content and then burst into raging  fire , catching many commuters, hawkers and prospective passengers unawares, even as many escaped with various degree of injuries.





Probe Oil Marketers Behind Recent Supply Cuts, Ifeanyi Ubah Urges Buhari As Super Eagles Fringe Player Sani Kaita Join His Football Club


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The Managing Director of Capital Oil, Mr. Ifeanyi Ubah, at the weekend urged President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the recent cuts in supply of petroleum products that almost grounded the country with a view to bringing to book guilty marketers.
Ubah’s request to Buhari who on Friday assumed leadership of Nigeria was also accompanied with his call on him to remove fuel subsidy and totally deregulate the downstream oil sector of Nigeria.
Speaking with journalists in Abuja, he appealed to Nigerians to support deregulation as a means of sustaining supply of petroleum products at affordable prices.'

Timaya Confirms He is Expecting His Second Child From His Baby Mama


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37 year old Timaya has confirmed he is expecting his second child from his babymama and mother of his Emmanuella his first child.

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Timaya And The Baby Mama 

NFL star And Prince Of Ogbunike Kingdom, Osi Umenyiora ties the knot with Angolan Ex-beauty queen(Photos)







NFL player and Prince of Ogbunike Kingdom  Osi Umenyiora and his longtime girlfriend, Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopez exchanged wedding vows Yesterday at Palmeiras Clube “parque Herois De Chaves in Angola. 



The adorable couple met in 2012 and got engaged in February 2013. The wedding was well attended by family, friends and associates including Osi’s younger brother Dilly and his lovely wife, Fifi. Okwudili is the CEO Dilly Motors and owner of the most expensive and sophisticated mansion in Lekki. 

Osy's dad is the traditional ruler of Ogbunike kingdom in Anambra state 

See more photos after the cut 


Breaking;48 Hours After Leaving Nigeria: US Secretary Of State John Kerry injured in cycling accident in France



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The US secretary of state, John Kerry, was in a stable condition in a Geneva hospital after being injured in an accident while cycling near Scionzier, France, his spokesman has said.

Kerry, 71, was transported by helicopter to a hospital in Geneva, where he was being examined, spokesman John Kirby said.

“Secretary Kerry is stable and likely suffered a leg injury. He did not lose consciousness,” Kirby added.

Between footballer, John Mikel Obi, Nnenna Nwosu And The Social Media Marriage Drama


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It was the biggest story  that trended on Social Media outside the hand over to new government  and the transition rituals

Nnenna, a graduate of Imo State University, had been flaunting John Mikel Obi on her Facebook page as her lover and even insinuating that they were planning a wedding for June. She went to the extent of using him as her BBM display picture and  as her Facebook cover picture and telling friends that wedding was on the way.

After A Hectic Season: Cristiano Ronaldo shows off his impressive physique in Saint Tropez(Photos)


Banter: Crristiano shared a laugh with a friend as they got off their yacht on the French coast



Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo appears to be making the most of his time off the pitch, as he was spotted relaxing in Saint Tropez this weekend.
The 30-year-old Real Madrid player ensured he got an even tan, sporting only a pair of small yellow swimming shorts as he made his way off a yacht



Cristiano was joined on the French Riviera by Chloe Green and her parents, Topshop billionaire Sir Philip and his wife Tina.

The footballer is believed to be single, following his recent split from his partner of five years Irina Shayk.

See more photos after the cut

MR. PETER OBI (EX-GOVERNOR): I’m More of a Trader than a Politician (Read)






Interviewed by Funke Olaode

You are often referred to as Mr. Simplicity. Is this a reflection of your personality?

Well, I have never really believed in retinue of aides whether in or outside of the public office. My philosophy is that you just have to live your life because office is a temporary position. I have been a bank chairman and was once a governor. While I was in all these positions I lived a very simple life. If you call it a reflection of my personality, I am humbled.


Aren’t you afraid of being attacked as some ex-public officials still move around with security apparatus?
Who will attack me? Nobody will attack me. I do not owe anybody and I don’t know why anybody would want to attack me. What did I do? For instance, you met me sitting alone. It is a lifestyle because it gives me time to think and ruminate over everything and anything. You know one of the most important aspects of my life is thinking, having a time to reflect on your life and what you are doing. How you are helping humanity and most importantly on how best you can help in building a better country.

Saturday, 30 May 2015

We've Not Banned Any Jonathan's Minister From Travelling - President Buhari Warns Over Zealous Security Agencies




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Abuja, Nigeria, 30 May 2015: President Muhammadu Buhari says officials of past administrations including ministers are entitled to their full rights and privileges under the constitution and must not be subjected to any undue harassment and intimidation at the airports or at other points of entry and exit.

Updated: Bomb Explosion Kills Many At Maiduguri Mosque, Borno State



A huge explosion has rocked a Mosque located inside a market in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, killing many people.

The explosion occurred at about 3:30p.m while Muslim traders where observing the late afternoon prayers.


Witnesses told Premium Times that  bomb went off seconds after ‎worshippers commenced their congregational prayers.

Korede Bello Pictured With Buhari's Beautiful Daughters(Photos)



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Last night, Mavin act, Korede Bello performed at the Presidential Inauguration Gala in Abuja to usher in the new administration led by Muhammadu Buhari.  After his performance, he shared some photos from the performance on Instagram and the captioned his photo with the President’s pretty daughter Zahra as ‘Bae and I’....

See more photos then after the cut

Prophet-Daniel Asamoah-Larbi Says Pregnant Women Must Bear Pain in Child Birth, Caesarean Is Unscriptural & A Sin


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The president of WCPA – Worldwide Council of Prophetic Alliance, an organisation existing as the mouth piece of the fivefold ministry and the intermediary between Ghanaian government and the clergy has stated emphatically that caesarean birth must not be embraced as it doesn’t follow the right mode of birth giving.

The founder and leader of House of God Prayer Ministry said this in an exclusive interview with writer and interviewer Manuel King last Friday at his residence.

Mama Who Donated Her N1m Savings To Buhari Spotted At His Inauguration






90 year old Hajia Fadimatu Mai Talle Tara donated her savings of 1 million Naira to President Muhammad Buhari’s campaign.

Alex Ekubo, AY Makun, Funke Akindele, Desmond Elliot, IK Ogbonna & More at the Lagos State Inaugural Ball

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The Lagos State Inaugural Ball held last night  at Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos and the event was  filled with supporters of the new Lagos State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode.

Alex Ekubo, AY Makun, Funke Akindele, Desmond Elliot, IK Ogbonna, Dayo Amusa and many more were  spotted at the gathering.
Check out a few photos from the event.

Friday, 29 May 2015

Former President Good Luck Jonathan Receives Trekkers Who Trekked From Abuja To Otuoke To Celebrate Him As Hero Of Democracy(Photos)



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Three group of young Nigerians, One male and female trekked to celebrate Former President as hero of Democracy

They arrived Otuoke last week to await the return of  Good Luck Jonathan

Today, they met with the man who they call Hero Of Democracy  and it was a colourful affair

See more photos from the reception after the cut

Why I Did A Nude Photo Shoot Before My Breast Reduction: American Blogger Kadia Blagroveell Tells Her Story To Inspire Other Women Facing Similar Challenge



 is an American  cultural writer that contributes regularly for Huffington post, she recently had a surgery to reduce her big breast which was a burden to her but before she did, she did a photo shoot to celebrate her body in her own unique way 

See the photos  and read her interesting article below:    
I love my body. I believe my body is a magnificent work of art — a canvas painted brown, stroked with curves, accented with dimples and decorated with stretch marks.  As author Rainbow Rowell penned in her novel Eleanor & Park, “She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.” Some days I don’t know how to feel about this work of art. There are times my reflection empowers me and there are times I’m overly critical. Today I want to celebrate this body of work because soon it will be just a memory — actually, it will soon just be photographs. 
I’m getting a breast reduction in a few days.
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Residents Stone Former Governor Aliyu in Minna:Calls Him A Thief!


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But for the armed military men, the former Niger State Governor, Dr. Babangida Aliyu,  would have been seriously embarrassed during Friday’s inauguration of the new governor, Alhaji Abubakar Bello.

When Former Governor Aliyu appeared at the Bako Kontagora Memorial Stadium, venue of the inauguration, for the swearing in ceremony, the crowd showed their displeasure.

President Muhammed Buhari Hosts Visiting Heads Of States To Lunch At the Aso Rock Villa (Photos)






It is now official, we have a new president and after the inauguration, the guest that came for his inauguration retired to the seat of power for dinner and entertainment

See photos from that after the cut

PHOTO NEWS: Jonathan’s Retirement Home in Otuoke



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In a few hours, Mr. Jonathan will begin his journey back to his native Otuoke.

On Thursday, labourers were putting finishing touches to five buildings at Mr. Jonathan’s residence.

Two roadblocks, mounted by the operatives of Battalion 5 of the Joint Task Force Operation Pulo Shield, were situated on either side of the spacious compound.

Movements were restricted around the premises.

On Thursday afternoon, the soldiers arrested a journalist with The Punch Newspapers for taking photographs of the compound.

PREMIUM TIMES has now obtained a few photographs of the buildings in the premises.

See for yourself after the cut


The Mood At Muhammad Buhari's Residence In Abuja This Morning Before He Left To The Eagles Square (Photos)






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As the nation await with bated breath for the inauguration of the new President, we took a trip to Muhammed Buhari's residence and the pictures below  is what we found out


President elect Muhammad Buhari arrived Eagles Square at exactly 9:49 a.m. the time of his arrival as stated in the programme of events.

The pictures were taken before he left to the Eagles Square 


See for yourself more  pictures after the cut


Psquare Share Photos From The Inauguration Today (Photos)

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Pop star and twins P-square  just performed at the Eagle Square but before they did, they shared pictures of them getting ready to hit the stage

See it for yourself after the cut

Nigerian Bar Association Suspends Rivers Attorney-General







Members of Port Harcourt branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) yesterday passed a vote of no confidence in the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Worgu Boms, for his alleged role in the closure of courts.
Rivers courts were closed on June 10, last year, following an indefinite strike by members of State Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) over the Chief Judge (CJ) crisis.

PHOTOS: Tiwa Savage, Don Jazzy, KCEE, Others Obtain Endorsement Certificates from Telecom Giant MTN.

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Last two  night, May 27, 2015 at an exclusive event held at Fuse Lounge to unveil its brand ambassadors, MTN celebrated with Nigerian showbiz stars who all got their endorsements renewed recently. At the event, MTN ambassadors like Nedu of Wazobia FM, Tiwa Savage, Praiz, HarrySong, Kcee, Dr Sid, Don Jazzy, Iyanya, Chidinma, Sound Sultan, Saka were all present to receive their signed and duly stamped certificates from General Manager, Consumer Marketing of MTN Nigeria, Richard Iweanoge. Cobhams Asuquo also joined the list of the unveiled brand ambassadors while showbiz stars like Sean Tizzle, Timaya, D’prince and others, earlier reported to have been dropped by MTN, were absent at the event....


See the photos after the cut

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Two Teen Brothers From The Same Parent Build Mobile Web Browser


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The duo of Osine Ikhianosime and Anesi Ikhianosime have rekindled hope in the future of nigeria as they entered their names in the catalogue of application developers when they built a mobile web browser that is already in use globally.

Osine Ikhianosime 13, and Anesi Ikhianosime 15 who co-developed ‘Crocodile Browser Lite’ were born of same parents and both are Year nine and 11 students of Greensprings School, Anthony Campus, Lagos. While both brothers write code, Anesi designs the user interface.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

More Revelation From The Church In South Africa Where Pastor Command Women To Strip (Photos)





Reporters From South African  Tabloid Newspaper Daily Sun   Visited The Church End Time Ministries Where absurdity reign supreme and what you would read below is their finding




S A SunMan, I stood taking notes. SunSnapper Lucky Maibi moved around taking photos.

In front of us, people were rolling around on the ground.

As he delivered his service, Pastor Penuel Mnguni of the End Times Disciples Ministries Church in Soshanguve extension 13, Tshwane stood on top of people, sat on them and walked around on them.

Mnguni calls it the church of horror, where horrible things happen. He said he is not ashamed to see women and men stripping half-naked in his church.

Aviation Minister Osita Chidoka Rides Bicycle To The Last Federal Executive Council Meeting (Photos)

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Minister of aviation, Osita Chidoka (middle) today rode  a bicycle to the last Federal Executive Council Meeting of president Jonathan in Abuja on Wednesday

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Stories That Inspire Us: "I Dropped Out Of Secondary School And Used To Be A Motor Park Tout"-Benue State incoming Governor, Chief Samuel Ortom






Benue State incoming Governor, Chief Samuel Ortom, has said his sojourn from motor park tout to an elected governor is a divine arrangement.

Ortom, who spoke to The PUNCH in an interview in Makurdi on Wednesday, said his elevation from grass to grace was due to hard work and his firm belief in the grace of God.

Valedictory Session Of The Federal Executive Council As Osita Chidoka Rides Bicycle To The Last FEC Meeting (Photos)



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Today was  the Valedictory Session Of The Federal Executive Council, it was a colorful and emotional session for the departing Ministers and the outgoing President

The Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka set  the day rolling   by riding on a bicycle to the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.

Jonathan, having lost the March 28 presidential election, is handing over to Muhammadu Buhari on Friday.

Chidoka told State House journalists that he rode on a bicycle to the valedictory FEC session to promote the idea that all modes of transport are essential.

The minister said he was glad to have served under Jonathan's administration.

"The most important thing is that we have done our beat and we are moving on. The president has allowed the widening of democracy...," he said.

See more photos from the session after the cut

Hollywood Actress Nia Long is Engaged to her Nigerian Lover of 5 years Ime Udoka



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The 44-year-old Boyz n the Hood star sparked speculation of an engagement when she was spotted wearing a sparkly diamond on that finger recently, but neither of the two lovebirds had made any mention of the big news.
Until now, that is.

Buhari will return to Nigeria on Thursday morning… and this time Shehu Shagari will be onboard



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After spending six days outside the country presumably to rest a bit before the big task ahead, President-elect elect Muhammadu Buhari will return to Nigeria on Thursday morning.
President-elect Muhammadu Buhari will be returning to Nigeria on Thursday morning after a six-day trip to the United Kingdom in the company of former President Shehu Shagari.

Stubborn Chocolat Royal Defies NAFDAC Seal, Evacuates Banned Pastries To Other Outlets As Nigerians React

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In uttermost sheer of disregard for law, the Chocolate Royal management has broken into their sealed complex through the back door and evacuated the pastries to other of their outlets in Shoprite and Lekki, The City Reporters can authoritatively report.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Commission (NAFDAC) had Tuesday night last week shut down Chocolat Royal owned by the Lebanese billionaire owner of Cool, Wazobia, Nigeria Info FM radio stations, Cool and WEE television station Mr Amin Moussalli.



NAFDAC had given a stop sale order on the pastries showcased inside the down restaurant of Chocolat Royal following the realization that they were produced with unregistered and expired imported food products as the chef and other kitchen staff were caught red handed using them.


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While NAFDAC shut down the entire restaurant with it seal and departed, the management of Chocolat Royal sneaked inside through the back door which was not noticed by NAFDAC officials and evacuated the pastries to their Shoprite outlet and Lekki phase 1 outlet all located on the Island for sale to unsuspecting members of the public.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Charly Boy And American Wife Lady D Release New Photos








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Ageless couple Charles Oputa And his American wife who have been married for 37 years  appear to be still so much in love.
Charly Boy shared new photos of the couple on his Instagram page where they can’t keep their hands off each other.
Check out the photos below.

Channels TV Stops Governor Amaechi’s Verbal Attacks On Wike, On Live TV, For Breach Of Broadcast Code



Channels TV Stops Amaechi’s Verbal Attacks On Wike, On Live TV, For Breach Of Broadcast Code



Frontline television news station, Channels TV interrupted a live speech by Governor Rotimi Amaechi, for allegedly making remarks that breach the station’s broadcast policy. After abruptly interrupting the Governor’s speech, the station offered that “Certain views expressed by Gov. Amaechi happen to be in breach of code of conduct that guides the things we do”.
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Governor of Rivers state, Amaechi was speaking at his 50th birthday public lecture in Port Harcourt. The Governor dished on a plethora of issues, most notably on the emergence of PDP’s Nyesom Wike as the Governor-elect of Rivers state. Here are some excerpts, from his speech.

Why NAFDAC Shuts Down Chocolate Royal, Cool, Wazobia FM Chairman On The Run


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The real reasons the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Tuesday night, sealed completely the business outlet of a popular elite and confectionary company, Chocolat Royal has emerged, The City Reporters can exclusively report.

Apart from the importation, storage and use of fake, unregistered and expired/unwholesome food products to produce consumables for customers, we can authoritatively report that Chocolat Royal was sealed by NAFDAC on discovery of six illegal 40ft cold rooms fully stocked with contaminated food products built on top of sewages (suck away pit) and in front of toilets.


Not only that majority of these food products discovered, have expired since 2004, (11- years ago) and the least 2013, the most worrisome aspect of it all was the discovery to the consternation of NAFDAC officials that the management of Chocolat Royal had revalidated the expiring dates of almost all the food products, while 90 % of them were not even written in English language and therefore not registered.

True Love: That Moment When You've Fixed Your Wedding Date Before The Fuel Crisis






This picture speak volumes, though the exact back ground and the reason why the new couples had to ride a donkey to church could not be ascertained but some Nigerians in the spirit of the fuel scarcity decided to dig the picture out and then associated  it with the lingering fuel scarcity in the country

For what ever it is, the couple deserves an applause for being ingenious and for not allowing fuel scarcity mar their wedding 


And We Lost Another Hero: Brave Pilot Loses Life To Explosives After Raid On Boko Haram Group







Very tragic. A Nigeria Air Force pilot Duke Toryem lost his life in the line of duty during a raid on the Boko Haram sect on Friday May 22, 2015.  He was said to have been killed by an explosive after an attack on the Northern insurgents. He died at the age of 26. May his soul rest in peace. 

PDP Board of Trustees appoints ex-Minister, Haliru Mohammed, Acting Chairman Of BOT






The Board of Trustees of Nigeria’s ruling party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has appointed a former acting national Chairman of the party, and ex-defence minister, Haliru Mohammed, as its acting Chairman.
Mr. Mohammed’s nomination was endorsed Monday night by the PDP’s BoT at a meeting at the Aso Rock presidential villa, Abuja.
Mr. Mohammed emerged against widespread belief that President Goodluck Jonathan would be assuming the position as he leaves office Friday.