The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked President Goodluck Jonathan to urgently address Nigerians on the serial embarrassments to which his administration is subjecting the country in the comity of nations, after another seizure of $5.7 million of Nigerian arms money by the South African authorities.
In a statement issued in Lagos on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the issues surrounding the first seizure of $9.3 million have yet to be resolved before this latest scandal, wondering why the government would want to turn Nigeria to a rogue nation by taking ownership of money laundering and other acts of illegality, thus devaluing the currency of every Nigerian.
”Again, Mr. President, Nigerians are urging you to please come clean over these cash-for-arms scandals. They want you to answer critical questions on the legality of your administration’s repeated conduct. They want to know the identities of the two Nigerians who were arrested with an Israeli in South Africa over the first illegal deal, especially since the Israeli has been named.
”Nigerians want to why the purported arms procurement for the government is done illegally between private companies that are neither known nor registered for dealing in arms? And why are the movement of monies not transparently documented for what they really are, if they are truly for legitimate purposes?
”They want to know whether indeed the weapons which the government is seeking so furiously to procure are for the battle against Boko Haram or for a sinister motive, considering the desperation of your Administration to continue to rule at all cost and by any means possible. They want to know whether every Nigerian should begin to fear what will happen in the days and weeks leading to the forthcoming general elections, against the backdrop of your Administration and party’s do-or-die politics.
”Mr. President, if the funds involved in the latest seizure were sent through bank transfer, can the government explain why Oritsejafor’s plane was stuffed with cash and transported to South Africa? Can your Administration’s embarrassing explanation that it is customary for other country’s security agencies, including with MOSSAD, KGB and CIA, to cart plane loads of cash across the world to purchase black market weapons hold any more water now? These are some of the questions Nigerians are asking, not an untenable spin by untruthful government officials,” it said.
The party also wondered whether the funds being ferried up and down by the Administration were appropriated by the National Assembly, or whether they are part of the missing $20 billion oil money.
APC slammed the federal government for issuing childish and immature threats against South Africa threatening its investments in the country, instead of addressing the pertinent questions surrounding the illegal arms procurement deals.
”Mr. President, you cannot threaten another country when your Administration is willfully breaking the laws of that country. In this case, your Administration stands on a weak moral ground, as its hands have been caught in the cookie jar. Therefore, issuing infantile threats is laughable, unacceptable and wrong,” the party said.
It reminded the Jonathan Administration that nowhere else does a government engage in illegal black market movement of money or arms – both signatures of terrorism worldwide, adding that only terrorists and pariah nations move money and procure arms in clandestine manners as the Jonathan Administration is doing.
”Even at a time when we were ruled by military dictators and our country was a pariah nation, we did not experience these repeated and embarrassing national disgrace and clandestine, terrorist groups’ approach to the purchase of arms. How can Nigeria truly be a respected member of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) when our own government and its operatives are self identified and self confessed money launderers?” APC queried.
The party wondered how many other unknown scandals the Jonathan Administration has plunged Nigeria, and appealed to the Administration to tread softly in the interest of all Nigerians, who will be the ones to suffer the repercussions of the government’s repeated illegal conduct.
“Ini Edo should shut up about the marriage crash because with the way she is going by trying to paint Phillip as the wrong party, we may be forced to open her can of worms and it will not be palatable to her and her career.
“I can tell you that Ini Edo is a serial cheat who played the field behind her husband’s back for the duration of their marriage. Is she going to deny she was dating one Island big boy whose girlfriend organized her friends to beat her up and injured her?”
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Another family source gave his own account:
“Bros, I can tell you that Ini Edo is not as innocent as she is trying to make people believe or think. We caught her on more than three occasion with three different men and she always begged us to forgive her.
“We can even mention some of the men she had affairs with including a South-South governor whose wife embarrassed her and ordered her security to send her out of the governor’s guest house in the state capital.
“She should dare us and we will mention the name of the governor on the pages of newspapers.”
Another source, a close friend of Phillip also added his voice to the contentious issue:
“Did she tell you how Phillip embarrassed her in front of her people when he went to collect his bride price? He told her people the kind of adulterous daughter they have and how she had been cheating on him right from the first day they were married.
“In fact, he did not want to collect the bride price but her people begged him to collect it as that would free her to get married to another man in the future.”
– Ini Edo should be quiet if these allegations are true; those who live in glass house don’t throw stones.
Babangida who usually pays Sallah homage to his State Governor anually with General Abdulsalami was absent but Abdulsalami was present. Because he was absent he called in and Journalists spoke to him through Governor Muazu Babangida Aliyu’s phone. He assured journalists that he was well and said;
“I miss all of you, I wish you all Barka de Sallah. I am better now and I will be back in few days’ time”.
Governor Aliyu before now has also sent a delegation from the state to go and visit the ailing former president where he is.
What can you do to get a collaboration from one of Nigeria’s finest rapper, as a woman?
This was the question that rang on Eva Alordiah’s head, the answer for her was simple… Make him your #MCM.
Eva shared a photo of herself and Reminisce, she revealed she has a crush on the rapper, but admitted it was simply because She was trying to get a collaboration out of him. She captioned.. #MCM #JustForCollaboNiSha @iamreminisce I want to Jam with youuuuuuuu! #DopeRapper #Beast #blonde
Make it happen Eva!
Barcelona and Espanyol are two La Liga clubs that arelocated in the Catalonian region of Spain This has placed them on the doubting edge as whether the two clubs would still be enlisted among la Liga clubs as the Catalian are now set to stand as a sovereign and independent state come November 9.
While speaking with Spanish Radio, President of Liga de Futbol Profesional (LFP) Tebas said a ‘yes’ vote flag up these two clubs; Barcelona and Espanyol, as illegal to play in Spanish league.
According to Tebas”Barcelona and Espanyol would not play in the Spanish League if Catalonia becomes independent for the following reason: the Sports Act has an additional provision that only one non-Spanish state can play in La Liga or official Spanish competitions, and that is Andorra,”
He however said that consultation is still on-going to see if there would be a constitutional option that would make provision for the exclusion of this clubs so as to sustain Spanish league that will feature Barcelona and Espanyol.
Packing bigger than a B cup can come with some unpleasant consequences.
You have a better shot at winning the lottery than finding a button-down shirt that doesn’t gap.
Your boobs try to escape any time you bend over.
Department stores don’t have your bra size in stock. Like, ever.
Since stores don’t carry your size, you have to order all your bras online—and said bras are usually expensive, enormous, and hideous.
You look kind of slutty in anything fitted.
…But you look kind of fat in anything that doesn’t have a waist.
You can’t really go braless, not even in bed.
Most workouts require multiple sports bras.
Sideboob is not a trendy fashion choice, it’s a way of life.
Like unicorns and Camelot, direct eye contact is mythical.
When bras that work for other women meet your boobs, they somehow become about as supportive as Saran Wrap.
…And of course your boyfriend is an ass man.
You’re seriously concerned about your boobs getting even bigger when it’s time to breastfeed (even though you’re single and have no plans to get pregnant any time soon).
Speaking of babies…they instinctively go for your goods.
Smaller-breasted women think you have it made and secretly hate you.
Good posture makes you look aggressive and plastic.
No matter what the rest of your body looks like, you are automatically labeled curvy. But hey, at least you’re in pretty good company.
A middle aged man was caught by an electrified wire when he was trying to steal diesel on Dagin Farouk road in Jos.
Sources told Gistreel that the owner of the house electrified his security barbed wire in order to keep his place safe.”
Boko Haram fighters yesterday killed at least 70 soldiers in a fierce battle between insurgents and Nigerian troops for control of the towns of Bazza and Vimtim in Adamawa State. Vimtim is thehometown of Nigeria’s Chief of Defense Staff, Alex Badeh. In the battle, which was still ongoing at the time of this report, Nigerian troops have killed more than 300 Islamist militants.
A soldier who escaped from the fierce battle told SaharaReporters that the heavily armed Boko Haram militants used three helicopters to reinforce their ground attacks against Nigerian troops.The source said Nigerian soldiers fought gallantly and were able to stop the insurgents from capturing Vimtim. He added, however, that Nigerian troops had lost at least eight brand new Armored Personnel Carriers in the battle.
SaharaReporters is still seeking updates from Nigerian military sources in the battlefront.
In the past five weeks, Nigerian soldiers have maintained a consistent edge over Islamist insurgents operating in Nigeria’s northeast zone. The army has killed some high-level commanders as well as hundreds of their foot soldiers, captured numerous vehicles and tanks, and repelled a series of attempts by Boko Haram fighters to seize new territory in Borno and Adamawa States.
The motion was said to have been suggested by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, moved by PDP ex Chairman Chief Okwesilieze Nwodo and seconded by the Minister of Labour and Productivity Yesom Wike.
The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi( middle), with the PDP hierarchy from the South-East, including Gov. Godswill Akpabio, shortly after Obi joined the PDP at his Onitsha GRA residence on October 7. Credits: The Nation
The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi( middle), with the PDP hierarchy from the South-East, including Gov. Godswill Akpabio, shortly after Obi joined the PDP at his Onitsha GRA residence on October 7. Credits: The Nation
Addressing Obi, Nwodo said:
“We are here to request you to join us in PDP and work with us as an insider no more an outsider. PDP was founded by our own man, Dr. Alex Ekwueme and we started winning 80 percent in the Southeast zone until such a time when we drew backwards but we believe that with you in our midst, we shall return to our winning spree. I now move a motion requesting you to here and now give us your word.”
Before the motion was raised PDP National Publicity Secretary Olisa Metuh claimed that President Goodluck Jonathan and party seniors were interested in having Obi around.
Responding to the calls and explanations provided by the PDP representatives, Obi with gratitude made a decision to accept the motion adding that he would be eager to work with them as an insider and to support Jonathan for re-election.
The former governor’s quit from the APGA did not cause scandal within the party, as its board of trustees representative Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka explained that it was any member’s right to chose another party.
A father from hell, 42-year-old Segun (surname withheld) who allegedly impregnated his only daughter (name withheld), a 16-year-old JSS 2 student in Igbeti, Oyo State is now in prison custody for committing the abominable act , Sunday Sun reports .
It was gathered that the sordid story began on December 1, 2013 at Gboro compound, Igbeti, when the suspect was said to have asked the victim to come and live with him. Thirteen years earlier, he had divorced the mother of the victim, who was about three then. After the divorce, the mother took custody of the victim and then remarried. Much later, the victim began living with her father.
Continuing the tale, Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Mr Kola Sodipo revealed that on the fateful night, Segun demanded that the victim should undress. She refused and attempted to escape. He threatened her with a cutlass and then raped her, unconcerned about the excruciating pain she felt, being a virgin.
The evil father continued the sordid deed thereafter, and this prompted the girl to report to her stepmother who lived in a different house but she didn’t take the matter seriously due to the shameful nature of the act. ..
Last month,Veteran actor and lawyer, Kenneth Okonkwo declared his intention to contest for a seat at the National House of Assembly.The actor who turns 46 in November said he is confident he would win..He told Encomuim
“My chances are very bright. First, I believe that I am a child of grace. So by the grace of God, I will win. Second, I love my people and my people love me. This is one of my greatest assets. Third, our governor, Sullivan Chime has performed creditably so the people are solidly behind him. He made a conscientious decision that every member of the National Assembly that has served two terms should allow his brother to go. I’m from Nsukka/Igboeze South constituency which has produced a gentle man, Dr Patrick Asadu from Igboeze South, as its representative for two terms. It is now the turn of people from Nsukka Local Government, where I belong, to produce a candidate. Dr Patrick Asadu, being a gentleman, will not likely fight his popular governor and when it comes to Nsukka, because of the love of my people, I stand a chance.
I also have the love of a lot of prominent members of my party because of my modest achievements in Nollywood and some live television appearances where we discuss national issues.
So, I am confident.I have a God that will supply all my needs according to His riches by Christ Jesus. I have my people that are sending me, who are supporting me both morally and financially. I have great friends and fans supporting me. Nollywood is also behind me. Some senior members of the bar are supporting me because of their belief that I will contribute to the development of law if I become a lawmaker. I have some party big wigs who are supporting me because they believe that my membership of PDP will add value to the party. So, by the grace of God, I have a large war chest
Thirty healthy women aged between 18 and 35 years old were analyzed and their reactions to the various forms of touch were recorded. The participants of the experiment were asked to get undressssed and lie on a table whereupon with their eyes blindfolded.
Then different parts of the participants’ bodies were stimulated for 1.5 seconds with scientific instruments before asking the women about their feelings. They were assessed on the perineum parts and control body locations (neck, forearm, abdomen).
The researchers say the study is the first of its kind. It focused particularly on younger women to establish a first series of normative data for light touch, pressure, and vibration sensitivity on the perineum and brst area.
The results found that sensitivity levels varied hugely depending on the pressure being used. For light touch, the neck was most sensitive, for pressure and vibarton the cl**toris and ni**le were most sensitive, and for vibration the cli**ris was the most sensitive part of the body.
Researchers also analysed breast volume, body mass index, hormonal contraception, menstrual cycle, and orientation – and said they do not seem to influence the results. While abstinence and body piercing may have some impact.
First time soon to be mum Kelly Rowland stripped for Elle magazine and talks about raising a child in the spotlight. When asked what kind of celebrity mum she will be, Kelly replied;
“I just plan to play it by ear. Everybody has their normal. And sometimes, award shows are a part of that. I have girlfriends who have that experience, and they’ll say ‘You know, I just really didn’t want to be without my child today.’ And it’s just that simple. It’s about finding your normal, whatever that may be.”
The National Association of Nigerian Students, South-West, Zone D, has threatened a mass protest at the Chinese Embassy in Nigeria any time from now, for denying students of the Ekiti State University visa, for fear of Ebola Virus Disease.
The students are to represent Nigeria in China in an international academic competition tagged ‘Enactus 2014′.
The EKSU students had emerged winners of the national phase of the enterprenual/academic competition where about 40 Nigerian tertiary institutions participated in June.
They are to be in China before October 25 to represent Nigeria at the global contest where all other students’ teams representing their countries are to compete.
The NANS Zonal Coordinator, Comrade Asofon Sunday, called on President Goodluck Jonathan to wade in the matter,
He said, “It has come to our notice that Ekiti State University Enactus team, scheduled to represent Nigeria at a world wide competition holding in China, have been denied entry visa by the Chinese Diplomatic Embassy on the grounds that our country is infected with Ebola Virus Disease.
“We view this singular act of the Chinese Embassy as the highest form of injustice and racial discrimination against young, vibrant and patriotic Nigerians who have prepared assiduously to make their nation proud in an international competition.
“It is instructive to note that Nigeria has been declared free of EVD since September 23 and all international agencies, including the World Health Organization attested to this.
“This is not about EKSU enactus team, it is much more an embarrassment to the cordial diplomatic relationship between Nigeria and China. We further view this as a deliberate plan by the Chinese government to prevent Nigeria from being represented at the competition,” Sunday added.
Despite watching Mesut Ozil flounder against Chelsea just last week, Arsene Wenger and his team are looking to offer another German who is injury prone a remarkable contract to lure the world cup winner into the emirates.
Arsenal have agreed to pay Sami Khedira £100,000-a-week if he completes his proposed transfer from Real Madrid in January.
Before the season started, arsenal have been chasing Khedira for months and reports at the weekend claimed the German had finally accepted a switch to the Emirates Stadium for the new year.
Now Spanish news website Fichajes, who broke the news of Arsenal’s interest in the player, says a £100,000-a-week long-term contract has been thrashed out.
Arsene Wenger will now be looking to finalizing a fee with Madrid, with the Champions League winners said to be holding out for at least £15million.
Reliable reports reaching FNN headquarters states that Nollywood A-list actress Genevieve Nnaji has joined the league of Nigerian entertainment Celebrities that are venturing into politics, come 2015.
This is coming as indications from the camp of former vice president and presidential Candidate of the APC, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar stated that Genevieve will be his running mate and vice-presidential candidate.
According to Atiku4Nigeria campaign manager, Genevieve is the right candidate to help sell the Atiku ticket nationwide, especially as she meets the Southern-Christian expectations of many for a geographical and religious balance, in addition to gender and youthful mindset.
It is also widely reported that her recent Re-launching of her St. Genevieve clothing line was sponsored by Atiku and highly necessary to provide more publicity and refreshen the minds of the people on how much she’s adored before her formal unveiling by the Atiku4Nigeria2015group. Although even without the political strategies, the sponsoring of her event is not totally new and unexpected because they’ve always been indications about an affinity between the former vice president and the screen Diva.
As at the time of this report, FNN has not been able to ascertain if this will also go a long way in securing the votes of women, despite the fact that they haven’t held the exalted position in the country before, but we are sure the youths will be behind one of their most celebrated celebrity and role model.
Words from our Source are that Jide Kosoko has married a new wife…
But confirmed sources say Henrietta has moved out Jide Kosoko’s Abule Egba house. Words are that their marriage had collapsed. Jide Kosoko and Henrietta have been married for a long time. ‘I am very much at peace with him’ – Henrietta said, adding that she only moved out of the house to avoid the pressue that comes with polygamy.
Music channel MTV Base ignited a fierce social media debate about the best of Nigerian music following a programme which aired on Nigeria’s Independence Day called “The Best Naija Songs Ever on MTV Base”.
The list of artistes and songs featured in the programme was determined by viewers of MTV Base, who voted via the MTV Base website http://www.mtvbase.com to choose their musical favourites starting from the channel’s launch on 22 February, 2005 till the present day. The “Top 20” voted for by MTV Base viewers comprised:
1. 2Face: African Queen
2. 9ice: Gongo Aso
3. D’Banj: Oliver Twist
4. P Square Feat. Waje : Do Me
5. Wizkid: Holla At Your Boy
6. Davido: Dami Duro
7. Ice Prince: Oleku
8. D’Banj: Why Me
9. M.I.: Safe
10. Olu Maintain: Yahooze
11. Naeto C: Kini Big Deal
12. Davido: Skelewu
13. Banky W: Lagos Party
14. Wizkid: Pakorumo
15. Asa: Jailer
16. P Square: Chop My Money
17. Wande Coal: Bumper To Bumper
18. Dr Sid: Surulere
19. Flavour: Nwa Baby (Remix)
20. KCee: Limpopo
Bonus Track: Iyanya: Kukere
Other artists/tracks that received an honourable mention included: Styl Plus: Olufunmi; Shank: Julie; DJ Jimmy Jatt: Stylee; Ikechukwu feat. Don Jazzy & D’banj: Wind Am Well; D’Banj: Fall in Love.
Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, welcomes the heated debate sparked by the programme “We are thrilled to see the passion with which people are engaging in the discussion about the Best Naija Tracks. There has been concern in some quarters that the list didn’t include some of Nigeria’s most seminal artists and songs – it seems as if some people may have misinterpreted the campaign. This list of tracks, as voted by the public, was never intended to reflect the Best Naija Tracks of all time; the creation of this campaign is part of the build up to our 10th birthday and it was supposed to highlight artistes that have been played on our channel since the launch of MTV Base in 2005, hence the title “The Best Naija Tracks Ever on MTV Base”. We understand that the positioning could have been misleading on some of our platforms and we regret any confusion caused.”
“As a brand, we acknowledge and respect the fact that Nigeria has a long music history beyond the last 10 years and our work since launching MTV Base is to help develop and showcase the best of Nigerian and African music to a global audience. The “Best Naija Tracks Ever on MTV Base” campaign is really about celebrating the new generation of talent who have benefitted from the legends who paved the way for their successes today.”
Continued Okosi, “The important thing is that everyone has their own views about what makes a great song or a great artist, and we’re keen to hear their thoughts. We are continuing the debate and encouraging music fans to further engage with the campaign via our digital media platforms. We will also be filming a special MTV Base Nigerian music roundtable in Lagos on this topic, featuring artistes, DJs and music industry experts. The roundtable will air on MTV Base in November 2014 as part of the channel’s build up to our 10th birthday celebrations. Simultaneously, MTV Base is challenging music fans to create their own lists of Best Naija Tracks, and to post them on MTV Base social media assets, or to get involved in the conversation by using the hashtag #BaseBestNaijaTracks. Those engaging in the campaign stand the chance to have their comments featured in the roundtable discussion on MTV Base.”