Thursday, 24 July 2014

Photos: Sudanese Woman spared death sentence flown to Italy

 Mariam Yahya Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman who was recently spared death sentence for apostasy was flown to Italy this morning in company of her two children, and accompanied by Italy's Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, Lapo Pistelli.
Speaking to journalists at Rome's Ciampino airport this morning, Pistelli said the Italian government have been in 'constant dialogue' with Sudan, but did not give more details on Italy's role in securing her exit from Sudan. She was received at the airport by the Italian prime minister, Matteo Renziw. See more photos after the cut...

FG declares Monday and Tuesday next week public holidays

The Federal Government has declared Monday July 28th and Tuesday July 29th public holidays.
A statement issued yesterday July 23rd in Abuja by the Ministry of Interior on behalf of the Federal government, enjoined all Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to extend the spiritual benefits of Ramadan, which are love, peace, justice to their daily living.

Algerian Plane with 116 people on board goes missing after take off from Burkina Faso

An Air Algerie Flight AH 5017 which took off  this morning from Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou has lost contact with traffic controllers.This happened 50 minutes after take off..
The company said in a notice posted on its website that the aircraft took off from Burkina Faso and was supposed to land in Algiers at 0510 local time but never reached its destination....

Man arrested for raping 2 year old girl in Ebonyi state

The suspect was alleged to have com­mitted the shameful act when the victim returned from school and was sleeping at the corridor of the house when the suspect, who also lives in the same compound allegedly pounced on her and committed the crime.
    The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Mr. Chris Anyanwu an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), who confirmed the incident said the suspect was arrested on July 14, 2014 at the scene of the crime when the members of the family alerted the police.

Photos: Emir Of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Meets Jonathan

  The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Lamido Sanusi,visited President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday for the first time, since he became the Emir of Kano.
Sanusi, was one of the northern traditional rulers, led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III to join the president at the Presidential Villa, for the breaking of Ramadan fast.  More photos after the cut.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Official video:Don Jazzy & Mavin artists - Dorobucci

Directed by Nick Roux of Molotov Cocktail Productions.

Bomb blast in Kaduna this afternoon .

A bomb concealed in a red Volkswagen golf car went off this afternoon along Alkali road which leads to the popular Murtala Square in Central Kaduna killing at least 15 people.
According to eyewitnesses, the bomb went off as a prominent Islamic cleric, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, drove past the road. They believe the bomb was target at his convoy but according to witnesses, the cleric escaped unhurt while passersby were killed. At least 25 bodies have been receovered
Other witnesses said the bomb was targeted at thousands of Muslims who gathered at the Murtala Square for Ramadan Tafsir under the leadership of Sheikh Bauchi. (pictured above)

I Enjoy Killing People And I Will Kill Again- Sadiq Ogwuche

 Nyanya bomb blast suspect, Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche who was recently extradited from Sudan, and currently answering questions from security operatives has said, he will never beg for forgiveness because he did the right thing by bombing Nyanya motor park which led to the death of over 70 people and left 120 injured.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Prince William and Kate Middleton release new pictures of their son

 Prince William and Kate Middleton have released three new pictures of their son to mark his first birthday today July 22nd.

Alex Nwankwo,Abuja's Popular Social Media Reporter Launches Own Online Platform!

Abuja's popular online media reporter and editor of Glees media Blog, Alex Nwankwo has launched another Social media news portal. 
This was disclosed at a social media conference held recently in Abuja. The experienced media practitioner and event manager said during a session " I decided to launch which is powered by Amity Global Network to Expand the scope of reportage with a view of building more social media networks base "

Nigerian teen arrested after killing brother, brutalising mother in New York

 Charles Okonkwo Jr., a Long Island, New York, teenager with a history of psychiatric problems killed his 15-year old brother and brutally beat his mother — a respected physician — into a coma over the weekend, police say.Okonkwo, 18, has been charged with assault on his mother, Chinwe Okonkwo, 52, on Saturday in Dix Hill, New York, but does not yet face charges on the death of Bradley Okonkwo.

Kanye West's GQ cover page story

     Kanye West has been married for ten days, and he has that new-husband way with the ring still, pulling it on and off like it's something he might yet undo, or do again. The ring is gold, and understated in a way that not much else about Kanye West is. He sits in the lobby of New York's Mercer Hotel—the same hotel where he and Jay Z recorded most of Watch the Throne—reflecting on the distance he's come. "I am a black American male from Chicago," West says, "who had my rehearsal dinner at Versailles and then got married in Florence with a view of the entire city."

'We know where the Chibok girls are but we are just being careful' - DG SSS says

  While fielding questions from newsmen after today's National Security Council meeting held at the Presidential Villa, the Director General of the Department of State Security, DSS, Mr Ita Ekpeyong said that security forces know where precisely the kidnapped Chibok girls are but are being very careful in their rescue efforts so as not to endanger their lives.

Don’t Blame Me For Your Party’s Self-Inflicted Woes- Jonathan Tells Buhari

After General Muhammadu Buhari today in a press statement asked President Goodluck Jonathan to pull the brakes on his administration’s runaway train of impunity in the interest of Nigeria’s survival and the sustenance of the nation’s democracy, President Jonathan has deemed it fit to reply him.

Monday, 21 July 2014

First Lady of Cross River and Calabar Carnival Queen cover TW mag

 The First Lady of Cross River State Mrs Obioma Liyel Imoke & the current Calabar Carnival Queen Nancy Olive Aisagbonhi cover the July/August issue of TW magazine. See more pics after the cut..

My parents didn't want me to marry Soyinka'- wife opens up on love story

Wife of Prof. Wole Soyinka, Folake Soyinka  opened up on their love story in an interview with The News magazine where she revealed how she and her husband met and her parents initial objection to their relationship.
    "There were objections from everywhere except from my sisters and brother who were happy if I was. I also had the support of his siblings here.

Nigerian Air Force Jet crashes in Borno State

Nigerian Air Force Mi-35 helicopter that was on a training mission crashed this afternoon in South Bama, Borno. According to a statement signed by Nigeria Defence spokesperson, Chris Olukolade, the jet crashed due to technical fault and not as a result of any enemy action.
Mr. Olukolade said investigation has commenced to unravel the circumstances that led to the crash.

Photos:Pastor behind Britain's £4m Biggest Education Fraud

Nigerian-born Samuel Kayode,an accountant at a chain of academies championed by Michael Gove is at the centre of a fraud investigation after £4million of school funds ended up in his personal accounts.
He is said to have spent much of the cash on an extravagant lifestyle and buying a string of properties.

Engr. Rilwanu Lukman is dead

Rilwanu Lukman is a Nigerian engineer who held several ministerial positions in the Nigerian Federal government before becoming Secretary General of OPEC from 1 January 1995 to 31 December 2000.He died this morning in Austria. Details later

Oby Ezekwesili Detained at the SSS Abuja This Morning

#BringBackOurGirls campaigner and former Education Minister, Oby Ezekwesili, was this morning detained by the State Security Service (SSS) at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. Mrs Oby Ezekwesili confirmed the arrest in her twitter handle, she also added that her passport was seized during the short period of detention. She has been released as at the time of filing this report.
Mrs Oby was on her to the UK, she is billed to for a talk show, BBC Hard Talk Show, tomorrow.

Photos:Lola Omotayo & her kids hang out with Jermaine Jackson

 Peter Okoye's wife was with their guest and Micheal Jackson's  brother ,Jermaine Jackson who is in Nigeria to work with P Square on their 6th album

Sunday, 20 July 2014

'Mad' Woman Caught With 5-Year Old Dead Baby In Lagos

 A reader sent in these pictures.
     "She was caught this morning on the mile 2 bridge close to Festac,Lagos.A police officer stopped her to search her ghana must go bag.They also found alot of charms with her including the decomposed body of a 3 year old boy.." Viewer Discretion advised''.

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