Monday, October 20, 2014

President Jonathan Urges All Nigerians To Continue To Follow The Anti-Ebola Advisories As W.H.O Declares Nigeria Ebola Free

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan welcomes today’s declaration by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that Nigeria is now officially Ebola-free after 42 days without any incidence of the Ebola Virus Disease.
President Jonathan dedicates the certification to the many patriotic health workers, volunteers and ordinary Nigerians who worked tirelessly, some of them paying the ultimate price, to stop thedeadly virus in its track after it entered the country in July this year.

The President seizes this opportunity to also reiterate his appreciation of the contributions of state governments, WHO and other international health organisations, relatives of infected persons and other Nigerians who either courageously underwent the rigours of being quarantined or complied with all directives issued by health authorities to defeat the virus.

He believes that Nigeria’s globally-acclaimed success against Ebola is a testimony to what Nigerians can achieve if they set aside their differences and work together, and calls on Nigerians to strive to replicate the unity of purpose and all-hands-on-deck approach adopted against Ebola in other areas of national life.

As the nation applauds the success of its collective effort to stop the transmission of the Ebola Virus within Nigeria however, the President warns that the entire country must remain fully alert and vigilant against the re-entry of the virus.
President Jonathan fully shares the view expressed by WHO in its congratulatory message to Nigeria that while we have won a battle against Ebola, the war will only truly end when West Africa, Africa and the world are declared free of Ebola.

The President consequently directs that all the anti-Ebola measures taken after the entry of the virus into the country should remain in place and that health officials should continue to actively screen persons entering the country through its air, land and sea borders for any sign of the virus.

He also urges all Nigerians to continue to follow the anti-Ebola  advisories on sanitation and personal hygiene issued by Federal and State Health authorities.

Reuben Abati
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
October 20, 2014

Peace talks split Boko Haram: A faction wants peace, the other doesn’t

Ini Edo acquires new 2014 G-Wagon worth of N38m

 A source close to Ini Edo revealed that  the actress  bought the wonder-on-wheels at the Mercedes Benz car shop in Lagos just this afternoon.


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Ex-deputy Governor of Anambra State Declares for Anambra South Senatorial Seat

Okey Udeh, a former Deputy Governor of Anambra, has declared interest for the Anambra South Senatorial District in the 2015 general elections on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
Udeh made the declaration on Monday during the APGA stakeholders’ meeting tagged, “Unity meeting’’ in Ndiowu, Orumba North Local Government Area of the state.
He said that the meeting, aside from his political ambition, became imperative after the recent resolution of years of crises in the party in Orumba North/South Federal Constituency.
“You can see all the stakeholders from Orumba North and South with others from the local government areas in the south senatorial district here today spontaneously keen to move the party forward.
“I seek for your support for the senatorial seat; you will not be disappointed if you give me your collective mandate to serve.
“Those who were or still in the senate have performed, but more benefits were still being lacked by our people,’’ he said.
Udeh, a two-time member, House of Representatives and sponsor of the Nigeria Maritime Cabotage Law in 2003, said he would continue the provision of dividends of democracy to the people.
He enjoined the people of the district to give him another opportunity to serve them.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Udeh has been endorsed by the councilors of Orumba North/South.
Udeh, who is also a foundation member of the party, commended the members of state House of Assembly for passing a vote of confidence on GovermorWillie Obiano.
Chief Okey Ezibe, Leader of the party in the Old Aguata Union, also appealed for the support of the people to make Udeh’s ambition a reality.
“We will go to work, comport ourselves in the most civilized manner to be able lobby our brothers and sisters in the South Senatorial District to ensure Udeh’s victory at the poll.
“The south senatorial district is the melting pot of the state. This is where you have the money bags. We will constitute a think-tank to actualise the job,’’ Ezibe said.
Ben Oranusi, Director-General of Join Jonathan Journey (JJJ) Support Group for President Goodluck Jonathan, promised to ensure the success of Udeh at the poll.

“The people will vote for you for the senate. Udeh had done it before, he did well in the National Assembly; he affected the lives of the people.If elected to the senate he will do better,’’ he said.
Other dignitaries at the event were Senator Alphonsus Igbeke, the two representatives of Orumba North and Orumba South in the state assembly, Romanus Obi and Nikky Ugochukwu respectively
Representatives from the five councils in the district also made the list of attendance.

Chibok Girls : FG Supplies Relief items to Chibok

The Federal Government on Monday gave additional  relief items to  Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Chibok, Borno, to further cushion the hardship in the area.
Alhaji Muhammed Kanar, the North-East Zonal Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said in Yola, Adamawa, that the items were given in compliance to the directive from the presidency.

He said the agency was currently taking care of registered 10,376 IDPs in Chibok and its environs.
He also said experts from the Safe School Initiative (SSI) also accompanied NEMA team to conduct a needs assessment on schools destroyed by the Boko Haram insurgents in the area.
The coordinator assured that the agency would provide boreholes  to ease the perennial shortage of drinking water in the affected communities.
“President Goodluck Jonathan has directed the agency to supply additional intervention items to Chibok community.
“Items supplied include 1,200 bags of 10 kgs rice, 1,000 blankets, 500 mosquito nets and 500 mats, cooking oils and 500 bags of maize.
Receiving the items on behalf of the community, the District Head of Chibok,Modu Zanna, who was represented by Alhaji Lawan Yerima-Amdan, thanked the presidency for the gesture.
He, however, appealed to the government to expedite action on the release of their abducted girls.
“We thank President Goodluck Jonathan for identifying with us; we hope that he will intervene on the issue of our girls,”  Zanna said.

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Did President Obama’s Credit Card Got Declined During Date Night ?

Turns out presidents are just like us.
While signing an executive order to help protect consumers from credit-card fraud, President Barack Obama announced that he recently had his own credit card declined at a New York City restaurant.
The president swore it wasn’t due to unpaid bills, though, but isn’t that what we all say in that predicament?
“Turns out, I guess I don’t use it enough,” the president said about why his card might be declined. “They thought there was some fraud going on.”
“I was trying to explain to the waitress, ‘No really, I think that I’ve been paying my bills.’ So even I’m affected by this,” Obama said to reporters on hand to watch the signing of the order at the Consumers Financial Protection Bureau.
That’s when First Lady Michelle Obama had to step in and pay for the bill with her own card.
Way to make date night awkward.
While the president may have been embarrassed by the credit card gaffe, imagine being the waiter who had to ask the Commander in Chief for another credit card.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters, “I'm not able to speak to the current status of the presidential credit card,”  

Serena Williams Slams Russian Tennis Official For Referring Her And Her Sister As "Williams Brothers"

Serena Williams came out swinging against Russian tennis president Shamil Tarpischevfor his “insensitive, sexist and racist” remarks, after Tarpischev referred to Williams and her sister Venus as the “Williams brothers” on a late night television talk show.
The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has fined Tarpischev $25,000 for the remarks and banned him from involvement with the women’s tour for one year, according to the BBC. Tarpischev has issued a public apology, claiming it was a “small joke” made with no “malicious intent.”
In a statement, Tarpische, who is also an International Olympic Committee member, said: “I didn't want to offend any athlete with my words. I regret that this joke has garnered so much attention. I don't think this incident deserves so much fuss.”
Williams, who has 18 Grand Slam titles under her belt, disagreed. Speaking to reporters today, Williams slammed Tarpischev for the comments. “I thought they were very insensitive and extremely sexist, as well as racist at the same time,” Williams said, while commending the WTA for their swift action and initiative in responding to Tarpischev’s comments, which she considered “bullying.”
“The WTA and the USTA (U.S. Tennis Association) did a wonderful job of making sure that—in this day of age, 2014 for someone with his power, it's really unacceptable to make such bullying remarks,” Williams said.

WTA chief executive Stacy Allaster said that the comments were “insulting, demeaning and have absolutely no place in our sport.”

Rita Ora was spotted at Radio 1 studios with this outfit

What is your take on it hit or miss?

Ghanaian Actress Naa Ashorkor Weds Boyfriend Of Seven Years Cabutey,

Actress  Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku  weds her long time  boyfriend of seven years Ahuma Cabutey Adodoaji last weekend. The couple met at Institute of Journalism in the year 2006,when she was still a fresh student and the Ahuma in his final year .More pis below

HML Beautiful 

Mariah Carey: A wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen! !!!

 Leaving NOTHING to the imagination!

Good News:WHO Declares Nigeria Ebola Free Zone

Nigeria has been declared officially free of Ebola after a 42-day period with no new cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

This is a good news but Nigerians still need to be care to avoid another outbreak

Royal Baby Of Catherine And William To Birthed In April 2015

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in April 2015," the website of the Prince of Wales announced Monday.
As during her first pregnancy, Catherine continues to suffer from hyperemesis gravidarum, the palace said. The condition involves nausea and vomiting more severe than the typical morning sickness many women suffer during early pregnancy.
But she is doing better, the palace said.
The second child will become fourth in line to the British throne.

Ladbrokes, a British online betting company, said Monday that abettors are placing their odds on baby No. 2 to be a girl. The heavy favourite for a name? Elizabeth.

Jennifer Lopez And Cosy French Montana In New Fat Joe 'Stressin' Music Video

Pop Diva Rihanna looking all green for her Viva Glam photo

Pop icon Rihanna brings a bold look to her fierce new VIVA GLAM campaign, accenting her fearless, confident style with shades of frosted metallic mauve Lipstick and Lipglass, in velvety soft red packaging featuring her signature. 

We To Review The Compulsory N4,000 Mobilisation Fee- Abba Moro


The Minister of Interior, Abba Moro today on Channels Tv’s breakfast programme, Sunrise, has promised the Federal Government would review the N4, 000 online registration fee imposed on prospective corps members by the National Youth Service Corps.

Most of the corps members have been saying the imposed N4,000 fee to download call-up letters online is outrageous and they will not be willing to pay such an amount. This has generated a lot of controversies online, but the minister promised the Federal government will now look into it.

It will be recalled that, the Director, Corps Mobilisation, Anthony Ani said the N4, 000 online registration fee was introduced so as to stop fresh graduates from traveling back to their various schools to pick up their call-upletters.

Photo: Meet Josie Cunningham who wants to sell her breast milk to make some cash

According to Josie Cunningham, the  fame-hungry wannabe , who smoked and drank throughout her pregnancy, is charging £2 an ounce to new mothers, and £10 an ounce for men with milk fetishes.
Josie told the Sun: "My breasts are for my partner, not my child.
"I should be able to produce around 30ozs a day, that's up £300 a day or £2100 a week."
That's a lot of pumping, love. 
The controversial mum sparked outrage last week when she declared that natural breastfeeding was “vile”
The model wrote: "Wish people would stop asking if I'm breast feeding like Kimberly Walsh. No I'm not! I think the idea is vile and borderline incest!After receiving angry responses from users, she then added: "People saying its natural.... Maybe it was before powdered milk - in the same way it was 'natural' to walk around naked before clothes.
"But you would soon kick off if I started walking around naked. It's time to change."
We don't think that's going to help lessen the blow Josie.

Video: Against Ebola Stigmatization ( I AM A LIBERIAN, NOT A VIRUS )

A Liberian-American TV host created a video to explain the obvious: citizens from West African nations are “human beings” and not the virus.
With reports of Liberians living in Dallas being told to “Go back to Liberia,” Liberian-American employees being told to stay from home from work even though they have not been exposed to the virus, Shoana Clarke Solomon, a Liberian photographer and TV host, produced the “#IamaLiberianNotaVirus” video which recently went viral.
According to The Root, Solomon said her daughter recently came home from school where a classmate told her, “You’re from Liberia, so you have a disease.”
In the video, Solomon explains that both she and her daughter were hurt by the comment, which led to the creation of the video.
“We are Liberians, Sierra Leoneans, Guineans, and Nigerians, ” she says in the video. “We live in a region that has been devastated by a deadly disease. But we’re not all infected. It is wrong to stereotype and stigmatize an entire people.”

“Remember, we are human beings. I am a Liberian, not a virus”


Kim Kardashian makes Kanye West smile - in tight denim shorts on movie date


 The 33 year-old reality star opted for a pair of super tight cut-off denim shorts, brown gladiator heels and an open-backed top for a romantic movie date with her man, Kanye West.
Kim, who left little to the imagination and also opted for a pair of dark shades, was spotted with her rapper husband in Calabasas, Los Angeles.


Upto 1000 Boko-Haram members nabbed in South-West.

SARKIN Hausawa of Lagos, Alhaji Sani Kabir, yesterday, told the Federal Government that northerners in the South West have arrested more than 1,000 members of the Boko Haram insurgents in parts of the South West.
Speaking when the Arewa Council of Chiefs in the South West paid a visit to the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Alhaji Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, SAN, in Abuja, Alhaji Kabir said the arrests were made at different times.

 Suspected terrorists arrested while attempting to escape into Cameroon through Taraba and Gumti, Adamawa State.
He said that those arrested were Boko Haram members who fled from the Civilian JTF/military onslaught on the insurgents in the North East and those who came to the South West to further the insurgency.
Kabir said the Council has taken it upon itself to ensure that Boko Haram did not take root in the South West because according to him, such a development would complicate the security challenges facing Nigeria.
He said, So far in the South west, we have peace and this is achieved through the collaboration of Arewa people and Arewa chiefs. If you can confirm with the security agencies, we have arrested more tham 1,000 Boko Haram members throughout the south west states. We promptly report any suspicious movement to the security agents because we believe that the problem is actually the Nigerian problem but if there is any breakdown of law and order in the south west, we are the prime targets irrespective of whether one is a member of Boko Haram or not.
“All the Arewa sarkis (kings) in the south west are up and doing to make sure that we do not allow any breakdown of law and order in our communities.”
On how they effected the the arrest, Kabir said, “we inform our leaders that when new people come into their midst, they should observe their behaviour. Some of the leaders in the south west are northerners, some of them are from Borno State, they can know. There were even instances where JTF came from Borno State to identify some of them.”
On their support for the re-election President Goodluck Jonathan, Alhaji Kabir said, “I will like to start by going back to 2011 electioneering campaign. There was a team that was led by the president and the vice president and they met with the Council members and we pledged to give our assistance and support during the election period and beyond. Since that time, there has been no communication between us and the president or the federal government.

Responding, the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Alhaji Kabir Tanimu Turaki, who received the group on behalf of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan thanked the Arewa leaders for their efforts to ensure that insurgency did not extend to the south west

Sad:Aminat Akanni Kills Step Daughter Over Sallah Cloth To Punish Husband.( Photo )

The police in Lagos has arrested a woman, Aminat Akanni, for allegedly abducting two of her stepchildren and murdering one of them because she claimed her husband refused to provide Sallah clothes for her own son.

Punch Metro learnt that the suspect killed one of the kids, Nofisat, by pushing her into a soakaway. Aminat was arrested by the police at CMS Bus Stop, Lagos Island, on October 9 after discovering she was behind the kidnap of the children.

Prior to her arrest, seven-year-old Lateef and four-year-old Nofisat had been declared missing on Friday, October 3- a day to the Sallah celebration.

It was learnt that the father of the missing children, Moshood Mubo, who is also the suspect’s husband, had raised the alarm and reported the case to the Adeniji Adele Police Division on Friday, October 3.

However, after the suspect’s arrest, she confessed to have abducted the two kids from Church Street, Lagos Island where they lived.

She further confessed to have also killed the younger, child, Nofisat, by pushing her into soakaway beside a mosque in the Orile area.

Moshood who hails from Ilorin, Kwara State, said his second wife, who he rented an apartment for in the Orile area, abducted the kids claiming that she wanted to “punish him for not buying Sallah clothes for her own son.”

He said, “I married Aminat in 2010. In order to avoid a crisis at home, I rented an apartment for her at Mosalashi Street, Alakara in Orile. She has only one son for me. His name is Yusuf. She does not come to Church Street, Lagos Island where I live with my first wife.

“What happened was that on the evening of Friday, October 3, when I returned from work- just a day to the Sallah celebrations- I sent the two children to go buy biscuits in front of the street. That was around 7pm. We expected them till around 9pm. I was shocked. I quickly rushed to the Adeniji Adele Police Division, and reported the incident.

“Believe me, I and their mother, Funmilayo, could not sleep all through that night. We were walking around throughout the night from one police division to the other, repeating the same thing. The whole Sallah celebration was a sad one as I looked for my two children. Little did I know that it was my second wife who sneaked into our area to abduct them.”

Moshood, who spoke while fighting back tears, added that Aminat had called him the following day, and made a suspicious comment.

He said, “The following morning, around 11am, Aminat called me and heard me crying on the phone. I told her that we were looking for Lateef and Nofisat, she simply said, ‘All I know is that no one can kidnap my own son.’ I was shocked at her statement, but I never thought she was the one behind the whole trouble.

“It was six days later when the police arrested her that she then confessed that she committed the act because she claimed I was not taking care of her, and I had not bought sallah clothes for her son, which is not true. She had sneaked to our area, and asked the two kids to follow her to Orile. This is unimaginable for me.”

Punch Metro learnt that as the search for the two children continued, which took Mubo and his first wife to travel to Ilorin, Kwara State to consult their relatives and get ‘spiritual help’, a friend had called them on Thursday, October 9, that she saw Lateef with Akanni around the CMS Bus Stop, Lagos Island. The police were then invited who trailed her movement and arrested her.

The mother of the two children, Funmilayo, told Punch Metro that Aminat had bottled up grievances against her for a long time.

She said, “Aminat killed my daughter. She made us to have a sorrowful Sallah. We were running around police stations. She said she wanted to punish me and my husband because she was having issues with us. So, why did she not come after us, why after my two children?”

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, confirmed 

: Explosion in Benin Edo State.

Below is a report from NAN about the explosion that occurred in Benin, Edo state on Saturday

An explosion rocked a residential estate in Benin, the Edo State capital Saturday, the state police command said Sunday.
The Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Ejiroro Ahwara, confirmed the attack on Denis Osadebey Avenue, in a statement made available to newsmen in Benin on Sunday.

He said the “Command received information that at about 10: 30 p.m. on Saturday that there was an explosion at Dennis Osadebey Avenue, Benin City.’’
Mr. Ahwara said that men of the Special Anti-Bomb Squad and patrol vehicles were immediately drafted to the scene of incident.

He explained that preliminary investigation revealed that items suspected to be Improvised Explosive Device, IED, made up of two tiger batteries of 15 volt each connected to long wire, was thrown into the mini-estate from outside.

Mr. Ahwara said the explosion affected the ceiling boards at the security post in the estate as well as a part of the main gate.
He explained that the impact dug a small hole at the entrance gate, but stated that “luckily, no life was lost”.

“The IED used in the attack has been recovered by the Bomb Disposal Unit for analysis, while some suspects have been arrested”, he further stated.



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