Friday, 5 February 2016

John Okafor(Mr Ibu) & wife welcome baby boy(Photo)

 Comic actor,John Okafor,popularly known as Mr Ibu and his wife,Stella Marris have welcomed a baby boy.The proud father shared the good news last night,writing
     My new baby boy has arrived God take all d glory
Mr Ibu who got married for the second time in 2015 has a daughter as his first son with his ex wife, died in 2012..
Congrats to them.

Mbaka: Priest, Politician Or Renegade? By Reuben Abati

Catholic priests in Nigeria have always captured the public imagination, some of them have served in government positions, some were prominent in the fight and struggle for democracy, some of them have proved their mettle as poets, teachers, musicians, social critics, and public affairs commentators, but Rev. Fr. Ejike Camillus Anthony Ebenezer Mbaka is a cut above the rest, not necessarily in terms of intellect or persona, but in terms of how he has been able to use the pulpit to acquire a rock star status.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

(Graphic Photo)Hoodlums stab LAWMA worker in the eye for tipping off police

A worker with the Lagos State Waste Management Agency, Oluwaseun Thomas, is currently on admission at a private hospital on the Lagos Island, after hoodlums stabbed him in the eye for allegedly reporting their activities to the police.
Thomas was said to have been beaten up by the hoodlums, before they stabbed him in the eye.
Punch Metro learnt that Thomas, whose work area was Oja Oba Market on Dosumu Street, was initially rushed to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba, to remove the hoodlums’ knife which was left in his head, before being taken to a private hospital for further treatment.

Texas Zika case raises concerns that virus can be transmitted sexually

A case of the Zika virus being transmitted between sexual partners reported on Tuesday in Texas has raised new concerns about the transmission of the disease, which is typically spread by mosquitoes and can cause birth defects.
The patient, whose gender has not been released, was the first person confirmed to have been infected with the virus in the US.

The Blackface allegations: Setting the records straight - Efe Omorogbe

 This is the official reaction to Blackface's song stealing allegation from 2face Idibia's camp. This is from his manager, Efe Omorogbe. Read below...
    When my attention was drawn to Blackface's twitter rant about the "theft" of his songs by his ex-band mate 2Baba, my initial reaction was to ignore what I perceived as an obvious marketing gimmick for his new single. The reaction from a vast majority of people on social media who read about the allegations was evidence that the ploy had backfired.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Anambra Begins Exportation Of Ugu & Bitter Leaves To UK

Anambra has started the exportation of pumpkin leaves (Ugu) and bitter leaves (Onugbu) to the UK.
The first set of the exportation was on the 21st of January, 2016 after the Anambra State Ministry of Agriculture successfully assisted some rural farmers to export the first batch of their products.
This was however after the Federal Quarantine Agency paid several visits to the state to inspect and certify the various farms fit for the purpose. Anambra aims to produce vegetables of high quality without applying fertilizers or any other chemicals, in order to position the State as a top vegetable exporting State.

FFK and fiancee, Precious Chikwendu welcome son..FFK's first son

Photos:Doctors successfully separate youngest ever conjoined twins

 Doctors say they have successfully separated eight- day-old conjoined twin girls-believed to be the youngest ever babies to be parted,Daily record reports..
Medics in Bern, Switzerland carried out the operation risky operation on girls Lydia and Maya over five hours with a 13-strong team.

Metuh’s torn statement linked Jonathan to N400m –EFCC

 Following the charge of destruction of evidence filed against him, details have emerged about what the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, allegedly wrote in the torn statement while in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on January 5.
The court papers obtained by Punch on Sunday indicate that five operatives of the commission witnessed the incident which was said to have happened on January 5, 2016, the day the PDP spokesperson was arrested.

Governor Dickson's sister is still held 42 days after abduction

Residents have expressed surprise that Nancy Keme Dickson, the abducted younger sister to Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson, has spent over 42 days with her assailants.
The 26-year-old, who is said to be the last child of the Dicksons, was abducted on December 19, last year, by gunmen.She was seized at her shop on Okaka Road in Yenagoa, the state capital.Nancy was abducted after the December 5, 2015 governorship election and a few weeks to the January 9 supplementary poll, which Dickson won and became the re-elected governor.

Amnesty condemns Buhari over reinstating Gen.Mohammed accused of war crimes

 Amnesty International has condemned the reinstatement of Major General Ahmadu Mohammed accused of the mass murder of hundreds of detainees.
The the rights group says the reinstatement  of the senior Nigerian military general implicated in the mass murder of hundreds of detainees underlines the monumental failure of the government to stamp out impunity for war crimes at the highest level.

Photo: 5 month Pregnant woman goes missing

The woman pictured above named Habiba Shaba Ibrahim has been missing since Saturday evening in Abuja. According to family sources, she came to town and her car developed mechanical problem on her way back home to Kubuwa. She parked her car at her inlaw's house and took a taxi home but she never got home since yesterday. She left a 3yr old at home & she is 5 months pregnant.
Anyone with useful info should reach FCT NPF on the following Lines: 08057000001, 08057000002 and 08057000003. They can also be messaged on whatsapp for useful info

God's Hand by Charly Boy

Very recently, I was hanging out with some of my associates in my house when one of them started reeling out all that is wrong with Naija; the kind of impunity stealing that has taken place.
"A never ending story", I managed to murmur, before one of them exclaimed, "Na God hand we dey"
Which kin God hand we  dey? I found myself busting out a yell.
If we leave everything in God's hand, what are we doing to change the blatant rape of the future of our youths or the obnoxious impoverishment of the masses?

Federal Character And Its Discontents By Reuben Abati

There has been so much concern about how the Federal Character principle has since its introduction in 1979, promoted mediocrity within the public service, and retarded national growth and progress. Introduced after the civil war to promote national integration, and to address the fears of sections of the country which felt marginalized, the Federal Character principle was meant to ensure that public service appointments reflect the country’s diversity: religious, ethnic, geographical and linguistic, and by extension, that resource allocation reflects the fact that this is a federal system and not a clan.

Friday, 29 January 2016

Rita Ora poses topless on the cover of Lui magazine

Rita Ora posed topless in a sexy new shoot for Lui magazine .

The Online Warriors By Reuben Abati

My criticisms of the excesses of the online phenomenon in terms of its brazen abuse in an unregulated environment has often made me the target of attacks, with many insisting on quoting the opening paragraph of a piece I once wrote along these lines as if it is a memorial verse, but further developments have shown that indeed, liberal, accommodative, useful and open as the growth of the new media may seem in Nigeria, we may well, if care is not taken, be dealing with a dangerous tool in the hands of the unscrupulous which could drive society towards the lunatic fringe.

Charlyboy's Warm Letter To His Wife On Her Birthday

My Dearest Diane,

Like joke like joke we both are getting older. Today is your birthday and  once again I can't help but to celebrate you in the open, what I have always done for the past 37yrs of our married life. Celebrating our extraordinary life together. I hope that our togetherness over the years have taught some people about perseverance, tolerance, discipline and love.

Monday, 25 January 2016

Witness claims Metuh gave her $2million cash to invest for him

At the resumed hearing of the case filed by EFCC against former PDP National Publicity secretary, Olisa Metuh for receiving N400 million from the office of Sambo Dasuki, one of the prosecuting witnesses, Nneka Ararume, told the court that Metuh gave her $2 million at his house in Prince and Princess Estate, Abuja, to help him invest.
Nneka who says she is a Wealth Manager with Asset and Resource Management Company Limited, a company reportedly owned by Metuh, said she changed the money to its Naira equivalent through two bureau de change operators and put the money in the company account.

We Are Yet To See The Change Buhari Promised- Okogie

 The Archbishop Emeritus of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, Anthony Car­dinal Olubunmi Okogie, yesterday, urged President Muhammadu Buhari, to re­tool and lead by example on all fronts or risk plunging Nigeria into a state of despondency.
In a statement by the Director of Social Com­munications of the Diocese, Monsig­nor Gabriel Osu, Okogie accused the pres­ident of acting disdainfully towards the judicial authorities while millions of Nigerians are abandoned to face unimaginable social problems.

Jonathan To Talk About boko Haram & Fighting Insurgency At World Press Conference In Geneva, Switzerland

 Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, will on Wednesday, hold a world press conference in Geneva, Switzerland. The press conference, which holds at 3pm local time, is part of activities lined up by the Circle of Diplomats (Circle Diplomatique), Geneva in honour of Jonathan, which would be concluded with a dinner same day.


Are you a movie buff?
Have you seen the movie CONCUSSION?
If not, I suggest you do so.
In the movie, Super A-list actor, Will Smith plays a lead role, where he depicts the character of a notable Nigerian Doctor, Bennet Omalu, the first ever doctor to research and find out the link between banging heads in American football and a disease called Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, CTE and whose works have  saved lives in the NFL  in the United States and worldwide.

Where Are The Public Intellectuals? by Reuben Abati

Something sad has happened and is happening, and is getting worse in our society: the decline of public intellectualism.  And so I ask, where are the public intellectuals? Once upon a time in this country, the public arena was dominated by a ferment of ideas, ideas that pushed boundaries, destroyed illusions, questioned orthodoxies and enabled societal progress.  Those were the days when intellectuals exerted great influence on public policy, and their input into the governance process could not be ignored. Ideas are strong elements of nation building, and even where interests are at play, you know the quality of a country by the manner in which a taste for good thinking propels the leadership process.

LindaOnu's Followers