Friday, 7 February 2014

TOO MUCH MONEY: Singer, Chidinma Acquires N10m Range Rover

'Emi Ni Baller' crooner and MTN Ambassador, Chidinma Ekile recently acquired a new ride, a Range Rover worth N10million.
The petite singer, who won the MTN Project Fame West Africa reality TV show in 2011 took to her instagram page to share the good news with her fan.
She posted the above photo of herself inside her new ride with caption:
‘I love this new ride… #biggerandbetter #hardworkpays #mysweat #notagift #hello2014 #glorytoGodnotman #moreworktobedone #Godisfaithful,‘
She wrote, hinting that her new toy isn’t a gift but bought from her hard earned money.
This new addition makes it two SUVs Chidinma currently has. Meanwhile she is currently planning her sophomore album release this 2014.
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SOULMATE AMBASSADOR Mo'Cheddah Shows Off Her Lover

'Ko Maa Roll' crooner, Modupe Oreoluwa Oyeyemi popularly known as Mo'Cheddah who has been off the social scene for a while now shared her photos of herself and her boyfriend.

Mo'cheddah posted the photo of herself and her long time boyfriend, Bukunyi Olateru-Olagbegi on her instagram page with the caption ‘#tbt keeping me happy long time!!’.
Mo’ cheddah and BK Olateru-Olagbegi are said to have been dating for more than two years and they are so in love with each other that they often travel and spend almost every possible time together.
BK as he's popularly called is an Ondo prince from the popular Olateru-Olagbegi family in Owo and is the younger brother of popular BEAT FM 99.9 On-Air-Personality Gbemi.
Mo’Cheddah who was rumored to be in a sizzling relationship with Nigerian rapper, Eldee released three singles and a follow up video after parting ways with former label Knighthouse in February 2012. 

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PHOTO: Popular Actor, Odunlade Adekola Builds N40million Hotel

Popular Yoruba actor, Odunlade Adekola is reported to have completed the building of his hotel worth N40 million in Abeokuta, Ogun state.
Odunlade who is the winner of the Yoruba Movie Academy Awards started the construction of the project around Adibe axis, Abeokuta in Ogun State about a year ago, Encomium reports.
photoThe former telecomms Ambassador, GLO was said to have raised the money for his projects from the endorsement deal and he's currently now with the Ogun State government.
According to Encomium magazine the hotel will be officially opened in two weeks.
Odunlade has however refused to confirm or deny the report when contacted.

Odunlade Adekola who has become a sought-after actor has acted in almost 100 movies and he is happily married to his wife, Ruth and they have three kids together.
Odunlade who recently went back to school to acquire a degree is currently a 100 level student at the University of Lagos.
See 'alleged photo' of the hotel below

LOL: Don Jazzy Weds Rihanna (PHOTOS)

The social media has been buzzing with a new trend.
#Surulere has been trending and it all has to do with you sharing a photo of yourself from way back and a present photo letting you appreciate the present.
For Don Jazzy #Surulere may not be just about appreciating the present but also the future. He shared a photo a fan did of him and Rihanna in a traditional attire getting married .


Don Jazzy and Rihanna
The Mavin boss says: “WOW!!! Someone did this for me. Just saw it on twitter. I loveee it.. Look @Badgalriri this could be us. Oh wait it is us. Hehe”.
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Iyanya Signs Multi Million Naira deal With Chinese Company..(PHOTO)

Nigerian hip-pop star, Iyanya seems to be raking in endorsement deals by the day.

Iyanya was arguably the top musician with most endorsement deals in 2013 and it seems he is taking the crown again this 2014.
The Kukere master has signed another lucrative deal; this time as a brand ambassador for Lenovo. Lenovo is a Chinese multinational technology company.
For those not familiar with Lenovo, it is the producer of that laptop battery that can last you 15 to 20 hours.
Though the amount Iyanya got for the deal and the duration of the contract are not yet known, a source close to parties involved in the deal said the amount is not expected to be less than N30m.
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BACK IN THE DAY: Check Out Fela Anikulapo-Kuti With His Wives (PHOTOS)

Check out some amazing photos of late Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti with some of his wives in their home in the 80s.
The Afrobeat legend  who was also a human rights activist was born on the 15th October 1938 in Abeokuta, Ogun state to Feminist activist in the anti-colonial movement, Mrs Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti and Minister, First President of the Nigerian Union of Teachers, Reverend Isreal Oludotun Ransome-Kuti.
Fela married twenty-seven women, many of whom were his dancers, composers, and singers.
The Afrobeat maestro despite his parent sending him to London to study medicine chose instead to study music at the Trinity College of Music.
He passed on the 2nd August 1997.
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Seun kuti and mother
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Tonto Dikeh Warns Wizkid About Impending Army Arrest

Yesterday, Starboy Wizkid posted a picture of himself wearing a camouflage on his Instagram page and instantly controversial actress/singer reminded him about the army's threat to celebs.
It will be recalled that, the army allegedly wrote an open letter to celebrities asking them to stop wearing their uniforms or anything close to it. Here is what Tonto wrote.

So many hours later, Wizkid is yet to take it down, and some of his followers instead of urging him to take it down resulted in calling Tonto Dikeh different names including a Hoe!
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I Do Not Need 40 Man List - Keshi

Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Stephen Keshi, has made it known that he will not be announcing a 40-man squad, for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which will take place in Brazil.
The former Mali and Togo boss, says that a large number will only result in distraction.
“I don’t need a 40-man squad. I just need a number that will not distract us from what we want to do but it won’t be up to 40,” Keshi told Kickoffnigeria
Keshi also left the door open for some of the players, that featured in the bronze-winning CHAN squad and says he could select up to five of them for the World Cup.
“I have from one to five players from this [CHAN] team that will be in that team.
“Everybody will have equal opportunities to get in the team that goes to the World Cup, so everybody will have to work hard.
“They were great. People don’t realize how hard these boys worked. But they gave everything and I’m proud of them,” he concluded.
Nigeria will face Mexico in a warm up match against on March 5 in Houston, Texas
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APC Going Into Boko Haram Stronghold

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Borno chapter, on Friday said the party would consider the extension of the ongoing membership registration to ensure wide coverage in the state.
Sen. Kaka Yale, the Interim Chairman of the party, said this while addressing newsmen in Maiduguri. Yale said the extension might be necessitated by the delay in the beginning of the exercise in the state.
He, however, said that the exercise was successfully taking place in spite of the delay.
“This is mainly due to late inauguration of the state interim management committee and the training of the registration officials.
“Actually, we might be forced to seek for an extension from the national headquarters to capture all our members, especially due to our peculiar situation.”
Yale said the prevailing security challenges in the state would not affect the conduct of the exercise.

‘Why I Think The Gay Community Should Come Out’ by Seun Kuti

I’m writing to condemn the recent anti-gay bill signed into law by our President Jonathan Goodluck.
This law – which contains penalties of up to 14 years in prison for anyone in a same-sex marriage or civil union, 10 years for anyone who attends a same-sex wedding, 10 years for anyone involved with an LGBT organization, and even 10 years for anyone who shows affection for someone of the same sex – should be cast out.
Since the law was passed, police across Nigeria have begun arresting and torturing dozens of our fellow citizens suspected of being gay.
Don’t forget that in some of our states, if you are found guilty of being gay, you could be stoned to death. First of all, this law was unnecessary. There is not space in the existing constitution for gay marriage.
Our constitution is very definitive of marriage as a union between man and woman. I see the signing in of this law for what it was: a cheap shot by an under-achieving government to discriminate against people because they are different.
The president of Nigeria has a PhD, so he should understand better than most the implications of the law. Even if he couldn’t stop the senate from passing the bill, he had the power to delay signing it as a way of protecting the gay community.
The President has had the Petroleum Industry Bill in front of him for years, and he and our senators have stalled on the bill calling for harsher punishment for corruption. Meanwhile, Nigeria’s senate has just sanctioned pedophilia in our constitution (girls that are as young as 9 years old can continue to be married in if they are “physically developed enough” according to their parents or prospective husbands) – so this the ban on homosexuality can hardly be a so-called “moral” issue. This is simply a move for cheap political points. Meanwhile, people’s lives hang in the balance.
Today I am writing this not as a fight for “gay rights”, I am fighting for all rights. People should be allowed to express themselves freely and this includes their sexuality. I believe all gay people should come out and organize openly. I expect that society should allow them live their lives as they please. It’s not a cultural thing – it’s a sexual thing.
I have even heard people say it’s Western culture imposed on us and if the West doesn’t recognize polygamy we should not accept homosexuality. This is the kind of scary ignorance that this kind of law will foster. (I can say for a fact that the constitution of Nigeria does not recognize polygamy.
We have customary laws that are non-binding, but our secular courts and national constitution does not allow polygamy even though it’s “our culture.”) I believe in education as the answer to any problem and I know this law does not educate positively. It just criminalizes and institutionalizes hate towards the gay community.
Here’s a call to action: I believe the gay community should come out! They need to put love above fear. I also believe that gay people in Africa not just Nigeria who are being targeted like this should put pressure on the West by claiming asylum in their countries. I think we are about to see a new wave of sexual refugees!
Love over fear should be the way forward.
Seun Kuti
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UPDATE: SSS Release Dokubo Asari

photo - SSS Release Dokubo AsariPresident of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, Mujahid Dokubo-Asari was released from the headquarters of the Department of State Security Services in Abuja after being interrogated for several hours.
Asari arrived at the headquarters of the DSS at 9.45 a.m. and released around 4pm. The news was confirmed by his personal assistant on Media matters.
"Yes, he was released. We are heading home now," Mr. Rex Asari said.
The ex-militant was allegedly cautioned before his release.
It will be recalled that Dokubo-Asari was summoned to the DSS headquarters on Thursday morning over a number of earlier comments he made about the upcoming 2015 Presidential election.
Subsequently, the All Progressives Congress and an Islamic group, Muslim Rights Concern, have asked the SSS to apprehend and interrogate Mr. Dokubo-Asari over his statements.
While Asari-Dokubo was still in the institution, the Deputy Director, Public Relations Department of State Services, Marilyn Ogar said:
"Asari-Dokubo is still with us. He is being interrogated. We invited him the same way we invited former Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Mallam el-Rufai.
"Asari-Dokubo honoured out invited but el-Rifai refused and instead insisting on warrant of arrest. El-Rufai was arrested but Asari-Dokubo was not arrested because he honoured our invited and he is now with us undergoing interrogation," she said.

2015: We Have Confidence In Jonathan - Students' Group

Three Ijaw students’ groups in Niger Delta, yesterday, said that they will not be happy if President Goodluck Jonathan fails to seek a fresh mandate in 2015.

They made this known in a statement by the leaders of Izon-Ebe Students, National  Association of Izon-Ebe Law Students, NAILS, and National Associaiton of Izon-Ebe English Students, NAIES, Ebi Wayas and others.
According to the student's groups, the President has impacted massively and positively to the educational sector of the country since he came into power.
"President Jonathan’s concern for building quality and affordable education for Nigerian students cannot be over estimated.
"Students of Ijaw nation and Niger Delta region will always give their support to Jonathan to show gratitude for his rapid transformation of  education and other sectors of the economy.
"We have confidence in the person of Jonathan for better Nigeria, despite the orchestrated efforts of some unscrupulous elements in the country to make him unpopular and unacceptable.”

PHOTO: Faces Of Out Of School Nigerian Children,GOD HELP US,

According to United Nations Scientific, Cultural and Educational Organisation (UNESCO) some 10 million Nigerian children are out of school. The country is said to have the worst record in the world.

UNESCO reports, that as of 2011, 57 million children of primary school age and another 69 million children of lower secondary school age were still out of school worldwide.

Nine out of these 10 million children come from the North, the Supervising Minister of Education Nyesom Wike has said during a working visit to Akwa Ibom State.
This unfortunate situation is in the midst of obscene national luxury in which up to 200 individuals are said to own private jets, and cars valued at about N38 million can be found on Nigerian road while some citizens can afford to buy a bottle champagne for N200,000 in a nightclub in Abuja.
These pictures taken within the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, and Katsina State, during school hours (between 10am-12pm) at different days reflect the sad situation of children who were busy hawking on streets and in the market or going around while their more privileged colleagues are busy in school.
You can read more about the problem in a UNESCO report on Nigeria here.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

REVEALED: 5,000 Thugs Train In Lagos For 2015 Elections

photoIt has been revealed that at least 5,000 youths are currently being trained in Lagos State, southwest Nigeria as political thugs in preparation for the 2015 general elections.
Investigation revealed that the youths were being recruited and trained under the name of FERMA Federal Task Force at the Old Tollgate near 7Up Bottling Company, the former yard of the Federal Road Maintenance Agency, FERMA.
It was gathered that as some have started training, more youths were still rushing to the place enmasse to get recruited because of the employment conditions.
It was learnt that the youths were not interviewed and were promised to be paid under the federal government salary scale according to their qualifications.
The emergence of the illegal taskforce is creating panic among stakeholders in the state as there are fears that the youths were being trained by the leading opposition party to destabilise Lagos and other southwest states during next year’s general elections. More worrisome is the fact that the taskforce is not backed by any law or act setting it up.
Sources said the youths will undergo intensive training somewhere in Badagry  and they will  then be  drafted to all southwest states under the guise of maintaining and protecting Federal Government roads.
There are allegations that the youths will be used to create mayhem in the zone to enable the PDP win all the southwest states during the forthcoming elections.
A lady that has been recruited told P.M.NEWS in confidence that they were told that over 5,000 youths will be drafted to the southwest zone for the 2015 general elections. She said they were told that after the recruitment exercise, they would be taken to Badagry for intensive training.
A top PDP chieftain in the southwest zone was alleged to be involved in the recruitment and training of the youths.
P.M.NEWS gathered that the first aim of the taskforce is to drive officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management, LASTMA, out of the federal roads in Lagos and take over activities of the traffic officers. The new taskforce  would be playing the same role with the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC. While FRSC is backed by law, the group will not be backed by any federal law or be affiliated to any agency of government.
FERMA, however, disowned the illegal taskfoce, saying it has no hand in any group operating under the name of FERMA Federal Task Force and carrying out recruitment and paramilitary training for youths in Lagos.
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Registration Exercise: APC Resorts To Door To Door Mobilisation

photoThe All Progressives Congress, APC, in Sokoto State has resorted to house-to-house mobilisation campaign in its drive for membership.

Alhaji Aminu Sokoto, member of Registration Committee of the party, said that the party would do everything humanly possible to ensure all its members acquired the party’s card to advance its interest.
He said the committee was working together with the interim committee chairmen of the party in the 23 local government areas of the state to ensure massive registration at the grassroots level.
“We will do all that we can to reach out to our teeming supporters to get registered for the wellbeing of our party,” he said.
He explained that the exercise remained the only option needed to sustain the “exemplary leadership” of Gov. Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State.
Sokoto also called on the party’s leadership across the state to promote political tolerance and understanding by ensuring peaceful conduct of the exercisse.
He said “the APC-led administration would continue to carry the people along towards implementation of its policies and programmes that would enhance the living status of the people”.
“Our people have sense of belonging in the last six years of Wamakko’s administration as capital projects that had direct bearing on the lives of our people were implemented,” he said.
He expressed optimism that supporters of the party would actively participate in the ongoing exercise.(NAN)
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Hotel Selling Cooked Human Meat Found In Onitsha, 11 Arrested With Human Heads

According to Osun Defender, Onitsha police arrested 11 people after they discovered 2 fresh human heads in a hotel (name withheld) very close to the popular Ose-Okwodu market in Anambra state on Thursday.
Hotel Selling Cooked Human Meat Found In Onitsha, 11 Arrested With Human Heads
2 AK47 rifles and other weapons were also discovered in the hotel.
The arrest followed tip-offs from area residents on Thursday morning.
The hotel owner, 6 women and 4 men were arrested.
After police got access to the hotel, they made a startling discovery of two human heads wrapped in a cellophane bag, two AK47 rifles, two army caps, 40 rounds of live ammunition and so many cell phones.
"Each time I came to market, because the hotel is very close to the market, I always noticed funny movements in and out of the hotel; dirty people with dirty characters always come into the hotel.
So, I was not surprised when the police made this discovery in the early hours of yesterday," said a vegetable seller in the area.
A Pastor who was among the people who tipped off the police on Thursday said: "I went to the hotel early this year, after eating, I was told that a lump of meat was being sold at N700, I was surprised.
So I did not know it was human meat that I ate at such expensive price."
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CRAZY: Women Caught Wearing Trousers To Be Fined‘ N50,000

                                                                                                                    Akwaihedi community in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State has allegedly passed a law against the wearing of trousers by women. Culprits will be fined N50,000.
A source said: “Anyone caught breaking the law will be molested and fined N50,000 or be banished.”
The source said but for the intervention of youths, female members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), posted to the community, would have been stripped.
A corps member, Grace Uduak, said she was shocked when the ruler slammed her for wearing the NYSC uniform. Another source, who preferred anonymity, alleged that 10 people had been fined by the community court.
The source said the situation was serious because policemen were not allowed to enter the community, as the monarch said the traditional court would handle domestic issues.
The law promulgated by the Igwe and the president-general of the town union, stipulated that no woman should wear trousers. Women are also forbidden from walking in public without covering their heads.
Our reporter spoke with the ruler, Lt.-Col. Wisdom Onebunne (rtd) and he claimed that the matter had been resolved. He refused to go into details.
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Importation Into Nigeria Just Got Easier

Many years ago, importation of goods into Nigeria was seen as a difficult task and the reasons were not farfetched. The process of importing things into the country was filled with so many bottlenecks and bureaucratic red tapes.

Then gradually, things started to take a turn for good and those in the importation business started noticing positive development. Despite the improvement, there were still many issues to resolve.

Fortunately, the Federal Ministry of Finance recently released the New Import Guidelines, Procedures and Documentation Requirements, which now gives the Nigeria Customs Service the sole responsibility of Destination Inspection, which is inspecting goods at the port of entry into Nigeria.

The implication of this new process is designed to be easier and more efficient for importers and has taken effect from December 1, 2013.

With this new process in place, importers or their agents will be able to start clearing their goods before they even arrive in Nigeria.

What makes this process quick is the completion of the (PAAR), the Pre-Arrival Assessment Report, which now takes only 6 hours, yes 6 hours, rather than 6 days as was the case before.
And why is PAAR so easy to complete?  Because the Nigeria Customs Service has simplified its processes, simple enough for just about anybody to get on board. all ways visit www.lasgidisnews.blogspot.com
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