Friday, 24 October 2014

President Goodluck Jonathan has finally declared to contest in 2015

After many months of suspense, President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday opened up on his intention to seek re-election during the 2015 presidential election.Please let us show him love as he contest.He is the man come 2015.Check out MAJOR ECONOMIC ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE JONATHAN ADMINISTRATION
The Economy
    Improvement in Economic Indices - In October 2011 International Ratings agency, Fitch Ratings revised the country’s Outlook upwards from Negative to Stable.
    Standard and Poor’s another internationally respected and independent ratings agency, revised Nigeria's ratings from stable to Positive.

Throw back picture of President Jonathan and Patience

President Jonathan meet the First Lady at the Department of Biological Sciences ,College of Education in Port Harcourt where he was one of her lecturers..She graduated in 1989..
She then proceeded  to University of Port Harcourt and studied for a B.Ed in Biology and Psychology.
Their courtship lasted for about 20 years and they only got married legally when he became the deputy governor ..

Pastor arrested for snatching cars at gunpoint

A district pastor of a church in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, has been remanded by a Lagos Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ikeja.The 37-year-old pastor, Adebambo Adetunji, was alleged to be one of the gang members, who robbed motorists at the Ojota Bus stop, between April and July, 2014.
 Punch learnt that Adetunji and other suspects, who were still on the run, were notorious for snatching cars and robbing victims of their valuables at gun point.

Photo: Baby Born With Quran In Ibadan

 A baby has been born in Ibadan with a pocket size Quran in his hand. The baby who was recently born attracted a lot of crowd when news filtered around town that he was born with a holy book.
His mother who practises no religion went to deliver him at a church for fear of hospital bills. The woman who took the delivery saw the ‘strange’ object and disposed it since it was not part of the baby, but shortly after, the baby became restless and continued to clutch and empty fist.

If Couples Stay Faithful To Each Other, There Will Be Less Divorce- AY Comedian

 Comedian Ayo Makun while speaking to a Punch reporter on why divorce is so rampant among celebrities says he will do anything to keep his own marriage. He says if every couple stay faithful to each other there will be less sorrow in the land and despite his busy schedules, he tries his best to make out time for his wife, Mabel.

First case of Ebola recorded in New York

 A US doctor based in New York who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea has become the first person in the city to test positive for Ebola. 33 year old Dr. Craig Allen Spencer (pictured above) had been working with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea, and returned to NYC on October 17th. He tested positive to the virus the Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan New York yesterday October 23rd.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Patience Jonathan resigns as 'Super' Permanent Sec. in Bayelsa

Dame Patience Jonathan has resigned her appointment as 'Super' Permanent Secretary in the Bayelsa state Civil service, a position conferred on her in July 2012 by the Governor of the state, Dickson Seriake. Seriake said he gave the appointment to Mama Peace based on her good service to the state and nation.A source in the state Ministry of Education who pleaded anonymity with The Nation confirmed the First Lady's voluntary resignation and said her resignation may likely not be unconnected to her deepening rift with the state governor.

Bomb Blast Rocks Bauchi Bus Station, 5 Dead’

A resident of the town, who gave his name as Musa Babale, said: “We had a huge blast at exactly 9:45 pm (2045 GMT). We realised it had come from the bus station. The whole place was a mess,” he said.
However, several calls made to the spokesman of the police and military for comments were not answered but Mauzu Ibrahim, another resident of the attacked area near the Kano road revealed that security operatives have cordoned off the scene.
“We found the place cordoned off by soldiers and police. From where I stood I saw bodies being put in a van,” Ibrahim said.

Laide Bakare Welcomes Baby Boy.

 Actress Laide Bakare who just had her baby shower and celebrated her birthday the same day in the US few days ago has welcomed a third child, a baby boy. Laide put to bed late Tuesday, 21st of October, 2014.
Below is a broadcast message sent by the actress to announce the arrival of her bundle of joy.
‘My boy arrived at exactly 4:30pm American time in New York on Tuesday, nice weather, am the most happiest person in the world. Araye Ebami dupe, ire akari insha Allahu. Kisses to you all.Congrats girl!

Boko Haram Abducts 60 Women in Adamawa

Residents of the villages who confirmed the abductions to reporters said the sect men came in motorcycles in the early hours of Saturday morning, killed many, burnt down their homes and abducted 40 women from Waga Mangoro village and 20 women from Garta village.
Resident of Garta community who confirmed the recent abductions told reporters;
    “The insurgents are still in the area. They slit the throats of three men in Garta and abducted many young women. We also heard from residents of Waga that they killed two men and took 40 women away,” he said

Oritsejafor slams politicians engaging in rituals to win elections

At the Thanksgiving Service for Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan’s 60 birthday in Warri, Delta State, he said
    “People are burying cows, human heads because of election. You wey go school? Wetin dey do you sef? Dem take white chalk, red chalk rub you? You don lose already. You are troubling Nigeria,”There are people suffering for what they did not do. Some are enjoying what they did not work for. Living a life without God is wickedness,”

Why I Abandoned my children in a boarding school for 8 years-Father

The father of the three children reached out to Punch via a telephone interview and explained why he did it .He said..
    "In 2007, my wife and I had a misunderstanding and she told me she was leaving me. I was frustrated and the children were little. Seyi, the youngest was just two years while Titilola was just five.
    There was no way I could give them motherly care. I had no job. As a man, I needed someone to help me take care of them and that was why my sister suggested that we enrol them in a boarding school.”...

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Uche Ogbodo speaks on crashed marriage

Actress Uche Ogbodo, whose marriage to Atto Ubby crashed after just one month, says she's open to giving marriage another try but this time, with her eyes wide open.
Uche, who gave birth to a baby girl a few months back, said there is no possibility of reconciling with her ex husband. Speaking with Encomium magazine, Uche said;

Jim Iyke Joins Politics

According to Dailyindependent ,Jim Iyke  explained that the vision of the party is to empower and promote Nigerian youths within and outside the shore of the country.He said
    "We just want to say enough is enough. It is time power and our policies shift hands to fresher minds, to stronger fortes, to people that are ready to move with the momentum of time, tide and changes. But it cannot be conceivable if you are saddled in that position for over two decades? How can you grow? How can you go with the tide of time? Biologically too, time will catch up with you because you are growing old in that position.

Clem Onyeka’s Death: Family To Consult Juju Priest

The family members of Nollywood actor who was hit by a stray bullet few days ago while leaving a movie location in Asaba, Delta State have vowed to consult a juju priest over his death.
According to one of them, Patrick Onyeka who spoke to Leadership Newspaper, says the family believes he was assassinated and disbelieve the story of the police that claims he was hit by a stray bullet during an armed robbery. We will be taking the matter to a juju priest who will clarify the incident, he explained.

President Jonathan reshuffles cabinet

President Jonathan has reshuffled his cabinet by appointing temporary ministers to take up the positions of those that resigned last week.Announcing this today October 22nd after the Federal Executive Council, the  Minister of State II for Foreign Affairs, Nurudeen Mohammed who now supervises the  Ministry of Information, said the Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen. Aliyu Gusau will now double as the Minister of State for Defence while the Minister of Special Duties, Taminu Turaki (SAN) will act as the Supervising Minister of Labour and Productivity.

Photos: President Jonathan Commissions Dutse International Airport

  President Goodluck Jonathan commissioned the new Dutse International Airport in Jigawa yesterdyt,More pictures after the cut......

Nollywood producer Dickson Iroegbu shows off his three lovely kids

 Award-winning Nollywood director and producer Dickson Iroegbu shows off his 3 lovely children in new photos he shared online. From left: Chimnazaekpere, Chimdera, Dickson and his only daughter, Chimeremunma. See more pics after the cut

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Oscar Pistrious sentenced to 5 years in prison

For killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013, double-amputee athlete Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to 5 years in prison by Judge Thokozile Masipa.
The following was what she considered before imposing her sentence.
1. Culpable homicide - 5 years in prison
2. For the Tasha shooting which he was found guilty for - 3 years in prison, wholly suspended for 5 years with conditions. The two sentences will run concurrently. His family is not planning to appeal.
He will serve a minimum of 8 months, after that, he'll probably be sent home to serve the remainder of his sentence under strict supervision controls. This will be up to SA Correction Services.

Photo: Father Abandoned Children In Boarding School For 8 Years, Disappears

 Three children abandoned in a boarding school in Abule-Iroko in the Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State are longing to meet their parents who have abandoned them for eight years. When Punch Metro visited Solid Model College, the children recounted their ordeal, noting that the absence of their parents was affecting their studies.

Total Oil CEO Christophe De Margerie Dies In Moscow Plane Crash

The chief executive of French oil company Total, Christophe de Margerie, 63, has died. He died last night when a private jet he was boarding with three crew members collided with a snow plough at Moscow’s Vnukovo international airport. His death has been described as a big loss for the global oil/gas industry. May his soul rest in peace.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Woman abducts stepdaughter in Lagos, buries her in soak-away

Aminat reportedly abducted her two step children, 7 year old Lateef and 4 year old Nofisat on Oct. 3rd, a day to the Sallah celebration, from their home at Church street, Lagos Island. She lived in Orile.
The father went to police to report them missing and the police managed to trace the missing children to their step-mum after a family friend called to say he'd seen Lateef with Aminat around CMS bus stop. After she was arrested, she confessed to abducting the kids and confessed to killing one of them, 4 year old Nofisat.

The devastated father spoke to Punch about what happened;

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