Friday, February 28, 2014

Photos: Comedian Elenu and wife welcome baby boy

Comedian Elenu and his wife Chinwe welcomed a baby boy today at San Ramon Regional Medical Centre in California, USA.

The couple, who got married in June 2013, have named their new baby Jaden Olamide Akinlami.

Congrats to them.

Army General says Nigerians should be allowed to carry arms to defend themselves against Boko Haram

The Commander, 1 Brigade, of the Nigerian Army, Tasi'u Ibrahim, said if Nigeria is to 'holistically' win the war against terrorism, its citizens must be allowed to defend themselves, by carrying arms.

Mr. Ibrahim, a Brigadier General, made the call in Sokoto while addressing the Brigade's 2014 Officers Training Day.

According to him, this is being practiced in developed nations of the world.

Mr. Ibrahim listed other measures needed to defeat Boko Haram to include strict monitoring and severe restriction on the importation of certain goods being used to aid and abet such crimes.

He stated that such goods included motorcycles.

"It has been proved that a good number of the insurgents use them (motorcycles) for their attacks," he said.

"A good number of those selling petty things by the roadside in most of the nation's cities are simply easy preys in the hands of these insurgents."

What do you think?

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Photos: P-Square set to launch own cartoon series 'The Alingos'

P-Square's The Alingos

P-Square are set to launch their own cartoon series called 'The Alingos'. Peter Okoye revealed this on Instagram when he shared this photos.

According to him 'The Alingos' cartoon series, which is centred around the singing brothers, will hit on our TV screens soon.

Peter said they have been working on the project for five years. See another pic below...

P-Square's The Alingos

Ex-Super Eagles striker Kalu Uche and wife welcome baby boy

Kalu Uche and Wife

Former Super Eagles striker, Kalu Uche and his ex-beauty queen wife Stephanie Uche welcomed a baby boy yesterday.

The couple who got married in 2011 already have a 2-year-old daughter. Congrats to them.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Sanusi sues Jonathan, challenges suspension

Sanusi Jonathan

The suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Lamido Sanusi, has dragged President Goodluck Jonathan before an Abuja Federal High Court, challenging his suspension from office.

In the application filed on his behalf by his lawyer, Kola Awodein, SAN, Sanusi is asking the court to restrain the President, the Attorney General of the Federation and the Inspector General of Police from giving effect to his purported suspension from office as the Governor of the CBN, pending the determination of the suit.

He is equally asking the court to make an order of interlocutory injunction restraining the defendants "from obstructing, disturbing, stopping or preventing him, in any manner whatsoever, from performing the functions of his office as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and enjoying in full, the statutory powers and privileges attached to the office."

Urging the court to expeditiously grant his interlocutory application, Sanusi maintained that any delay might cause irreparable and serious damage and mischief on him in the exercise of his statutory duties as the CBN Governor.

He said, "The President's continuing unlawful interference with the management and administration of the apex bank, unless arrested, poses grave danger for Nigeria's economy."

He insisted that the danger his suspension posed to the economy was enough reason for the court to grant his application and as a result make an order for status quo ante bellum to enable him to return to his office as the Governor of the CBN.

In an affidavit deposed in support of the suit, Sanusi linked his suspension to the discrepancies he reported in the remittances of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to the Federation Account.

He explained that in the course of his duties as the CBN Governor, he uncovered certain discrepancies in respect of amounts repatriated to the Federation Account from the proceeds of crude oil sales between the period of January 2012 and July 2013.

He added that he expressed concern in respect of the said discrepancies and also informed the National Assembly of same "because they affect the revenue of the federation and the national economy."

Sanusi added that in purporting to suspend him from office, Jonathan was punishing him for the disclosures he made.

Sanusi stressed that the President did not approach nor obtain the support of the Senate before suspending him.

He disclosed that some Senators, particularly former governor of Kwara State, Senator Bukola Saraki, had informed him that Jonathan did not consult the upper legislative chamber before taking the action.

"I have been informed, and I verily believe the information given to me by Senator Bukola Saraki to be true and correct that the Senate did not give the President any support for my purported suspension and removal from office as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria," he said.

DvNsports: Inter Milan target Mikel Obi

Mikel Obi

Chelsea midfielder John Obi MIkel is a target of Italian giants Inter who are looking for a defensive midfielder to shore up their middle.

Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Walter Mazzari has sent his main scout to monitor the Nigerian whose contract at Stamford Bridge lasts till 2017.

Mikel has seen his Chelsea place come under threat with the arrival of Nemanja Matic in January and has also been curtailed by minor injuries.

Rated at 15 million Euros, the prize could be too high for the San Siro club who are also mauling a loan move in the summer transfer window.

Inter will also wait to see if Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho has an interest in signing any Inter player which could result in Mikel being thrown into the negotiations.

Mikel is expected to lead Nigeria's charge at the World Cup in June and an impressive performance with the Super Eagles would shoot up his profile and asking fees.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Gunmen abducts President Jonathan's cousin in Bayelsa

President Goodluck Jonathan

Gunmen on sunday night stormed Otuoke, hometown of President Goodluck Jonathan in Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa State and abducted a prominent chief of the community, Inengite Nitabai who is said to be a cousin to President Goodluck Jonathan.

The victim aged 70 was kidnapped at about 9pm by ten heavily armed men. The kidnapped Chief is described as the traditional head of the compound from which the President hails from, according to a community source.

"Nitabai is the cousin of President Goodluck Jonathan, and was kidnapped from his compound located before Otuoke bridge, off Otu-Okpoti-Ogbia Road without a gunshot," the source said.

It was further learnt that Nitabai has been acting like a father to the President since Jonathan's real biological father died.

The victim, his wife and his wife's sister and three of his children were in the house when the assailants stormed the compound.

The victim's wife sister, 37-year-old Akinobebh Jin, said Silas, one of the sons of the victim first sighted the criminals and raised the alarm.

"We came back from somewhere around 8pm. Silas was at the verandah doing his assignment while my in-law, my sister and two other siblings were in the living room together.

"After sometimes, Silas came shouting and saying that some people had just entered into the compound. As we sprang on our feet, we were confused because we didn't know where to run to."

A security source told Vanguard that the chief's vehicle was later recovered at Onuegbum community waterfront where it was abandoned, an indication that they gunmen might have made away with their victim through the creek.

The incident, it was learnt, provoked heavy security presence in the community which is also host to the Federal University.

The Deputy Commander of the Joint Task force codenamed Operation Pulo Shield, Commodore Ime Ekpa and team of security agents were said to have visited the location to assess the crime scene.

The state police public relations officer, Mr. Alex Akhigbe confirmed the incident. He said the police report showed that the abducted community leader had made a report at the Kolo Police Station on the illegal sale of his land by some unidentified persons.

"We have identified those involved and are on their trail. One of the suspect is in our custody. The vehicle also has been recovered. I cannot establish the relationship between the abducted Chief and Mr. President

"Investigation is in progress to unmask the kidnappers and rescue the victim," he said.

FG still open to dialogue with Boko Haram - President Jonathan

Boko Haram Amnesty

President Goodluck Jonathan has said that the Federal Government is still open to constructive dialogue with the Boko Haram sect to end insurgency in the North East zone of the country.

The president stated this in Abuja on Monday when he declared open an International seminar on the Observance of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law in Internal Security Operations.

The seminar which held at the National Defence College, was co-hosted by the Offices of the Attorney-General of the Federation (A-GF) and the National Security Adviser (NSA).

Jonathan called on members of the sect to lay down their arms and table their grievances, if any, before government.

He, however, clarified that while waiting for the response from the sect, the military operations in the troubled areas would continue to safeguard lives and property.

"Our administration has committed tremendous resources and adopted several approaches to prosecuting the fight against terror in Nigeria.

"The declaration of a state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states is one of the measures taken to contain the activities of the terrorists.

"The National Committee on Peace and Dialogue in the Northern parts of the country was constituted to explore ways of dialoguing with the Boko Haram sect with a view to addressing their grievances, if any.

"I wish to use this platform to renew my previous call to members of the sect to lay down their arms and engage government in a constructive manner in order to address their grievances, if truly they have any reason to do what they are doing.

"However, while we are awaiting a positive response from the Boko Haram sect, it is important to note that government has the responsibility to protect the lives and property of our citizens.

"No efforts will be spared by this administration in discharging that responsibility."

The president commended the organisers of the seminar with the theme "Engendering Greater Understanding of the Legal Underpinning of Internal Security Operations".

Singer Praiz raises N10million for baby with hole in the heart

Praiz presenting the cheque

Soul singer Praiz has fulfilled is promise to raise N10million for a baby girl, Somaya Olayinka Dahli, who successfully had a heart operation in late 2013. Doctors however told her parents that Somaya would need post-surgery treatment, monitoring and care to keep her alive.

Praiz promised to give 100% of his one-month revenue from the sales of his callertune 'Oshe' to the little girl and the singer did just that. The money was presented to the girl and her parents two weeks ago.

Thats adorable!

Kay Switch reveals he is expecting a baby with girlfriend

D'banj's younger brother singer Kay Switch in a recent interview with Encomium magazine revealed that he is expecting a baby with his Liberian beauty queen girlfriend Meena Subramani.

"Yes, it's true. My girlfriend is pregnant. It really makes me feel like a man. We'll get married one day, though I cannot disclose when now." He said


Lady raped by guard while returning from vigil at Pastor TB Joshua's church

Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate Court

A security man, Kelly Ochuko, has been accused of raping a 24-year-old lady, Tivere, while she was returning from a vigil at the Synagogue Church of All Nation.

The police said the incident happened around 2am on Mutiatu Street, Ikotun, Lagos State.

It was learnt that the victim had travelled to Lagos from Sapele, Delta State, to participate in the Pastor TB Joshua's midnight programme.

Around 2am, she had left for her lodgings when 27-year-old Ochukwo allegedly accosted her.

The security man, who was employed by the Igando Landlord's Association to guard the area, reportedly threatened to harm the victim with a cutlass.

She reportedly yielded and followed him into an uncompleted building where the act took place.

After having carnal knowledge of the 24-year-old, Ochuko was said to have pleaded with her to marry him, and exchanged phone numbers with her that night.

After being freed, the victim approached some policemen she saw at a junction and narrated her ordeal to them.

The policemen were said to have plotted with Tivere to call Ochukwo to see her off to the park where she would board a bus back to Sapele.

The unsuspecting Ochukwo was said to have come out to see off his 'lover', only to be arrested by the police.

He was arraigned before an Ebute Meta Magistrate's Court, Lagos State on two counts of rape.

The charge reads, "That you, Kelly Ochuko, on February 3, 2014 at about 2am, on 5, Mutiatu Street, Ikotun Lagos in the Lagos Magisterial District, did forcefully have sexual intercourse with one Tivere, aged 24 years without her consent...."

"That you did threaten one Tivere with a cutlass while trying to have forceful carnal knowledge of her without her consent...."

The police prosecutor, Corporal Cyriacus Osuji, said the offence was punishable under sections 258(1), 171 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2011.

Ochuko pleaded not guilty to the charge and elected summary trial.

The magistrate, Ms Y.B Badejo-Okusanya, admitted him to bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.

"The sureties must be resident in Lagos, gainfully employed and must present two years tax clearance. The addresses and means of livelihood of the sureties must also be verified," she added.

The matter was adjourned till March 4, 2014.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Justin Bieber relocates to Atlanta, Residents protest he is bad for their kids

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber's new neighbors aren't exactly rolling out the welcome mat, there's a big protest scheduled for Monday morning thrown by residents who fear their kids will get mowed down by the pot-smoking, sizzurp-slurping speed demon.

Residents in the uber-exclusive area of Buckhead where Bieber is renting a house from rap mogul Dallas Austin are asking protesters to show up at 6 AM ET and it looks like lots of people will be there.

More than 200 people say they're gong after signing a petition which reads, "We have worked hard to achieve our goals and get where we are. Justin Bieber's relocation to Atlanta can be nothing but bad for our children."

The petition goes on, "Some can't even let their child play in the driveway without fear; he has raced vehicles under the influence before. What's to say he won't do it again?"

And the end is great: "Please don't allow a child to ruin what we have worked so hard to obtain."

Boko Haram: Nigeria seals border with Cameroon

Boko Haram

Following waves of attacks by Boko Haram Islamists, Nigeria has sealed a portion of its northeastern border with Cameroon to block the movement of insurgents and other criminal groups.

The closure has been imposed in Adamawa state, one of three states in the northeast placed under emergency rule in May.

The military has launched a major offensive in the area aimed at crushing the Islamist uprising, which has killed thousands since 2009.

Nigeria claims that the Islamists have set up bases in sparsely populated areas of its northeastern neighbours - Cameroon, Chad and Niger - and flee across the border after staging attacks to avoid military pursuit.

"What I did was completely seal off the borders, no going in, no going out," said Brigadier General Rogers Iben Nicholas, the top military commander in Adamawa.

He said the measure had been in place since Monday and that it has already curtailed "the influx of miscreants (and) terrorist elements" into Nigeria.

"Other security agencies like the customs, immigration services, have been told. Our soldiers and police are also there working together to ensure that nothing crosses into Nigeria," Nicholas said.

Adamawa has been less hit by violence than the other affected states, Borno and Yobe, but it is thought to provide key transport routes for the insurgents.

Despite the state of emergency, Boko Haram has continued to carry out attacks in the northeast, with more than 300 people killed already this year.

EFCC may prosecute Sanusi Lamido over alleged fraud

Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

The Suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, may be prosected by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged acts of financial recklessness in under administration's as CBN's head.

According to sources close to the Presidency, it was disclosed that Sanusi may be invited this week for questioning on the allegations against him.

President Goodluck Jonathan had last Thursday suspended Sanusi as the CBN Governor and appointed the most senior Deputy Governor of the bank, Sarah Alade, as acting Governor of the bank until the conclusion of ongoing investigations into breaches of enabling laws, due process and mandate of the CBN..

Meanwhile,the president hado forwarded the names of The Managing Director of Zenith Bank, Godwin Emefiele, to the National Assembly for consideration as the new CBN Governor

Although, Sanusi had gone to court to secure an order which restrains the Federal Government, the Nigeria Police and the State Security Service, SSS, from arresting him but he could still be invited by the anti-graft agency for interrogations.

Mother burns 11-yr-old daughter's buttocks with hot knife for being 'stubborn'

A middle aged woman, Ene Edem Okon, has been arrested by the police for allegedly inflicting bodily harm and tying her 11-year-old daughter, Queeneth Ene Edem, hands and legs for being wayward. She was arrested when Queeneth appeared in her school, Government Primary School, Akim, with multiple wounds on her chest, stomach and buttocks prompting the school authorities to report the matter to the police at the Akim Police Station.

The girl narrated to Sunday Vanguard that, on February 17, she left home at Eneyo village in Akpabuyo Local Government Area for the Maternity Junction Settlement, some four kilometers away from home, to meet her cousin, one Blessing, but did not return home. "We were waiting for Blessing's friend from whom she wanted to collect something but she delayed in coming and we waited till night and, because we were afraid of going back home, we slept in an uncompleted building at the Maternity Junction", she said.

The 11-year-old said the next day, one of her friends saw her at the Maternity Junction and told her that her mother was looking for her with a machete after which she became afraid to go back home. "We stayed on the road near our house and were breaking kernel to eat when my mother sent somebody to come and catch us. That person came pretending to play with us but suddenly grabbed me and dragged me to my mother".

The mother, angry, allegedly got hold of her and used a rod to hit her all over her body, thus
leaving her with severe wounds.
"She also put the kitchen knife
in the fire she was cooking and when it was hot, she placed it
on my buttocks", the girl

When Sunday Vanguard met Mrs
Ene Okon at the Akim Police
Station, she appeared
remorseful, stating that she
was driven by anger because
Queeneth was stubborn and had formed the habit of spending the
night outside at such a tender
age. "I sent her to school in
far away Calabar because I
don't trust the school here in
Akpabuyo but she is just too stubborn, so I had to teach her
a lesson."

Mr Hogan Bassey, the police
spokesman for Cross River Police
Command, said the woman would
appear in court after investigations are concluded.

Mr Bassey Ibor, a child rights activist, said children's courts in the state are not functioning and called on the state government to fund the courts. "The cases we have taken to the children's courts have suffered long adjournments because the judges are not sitting. Government should, as a matter of urgency, ensure that the courts are funded so that these children would not continue to be denied of justice."

Saturday, February 22, 2014

DvNsports: Premier League match results, Goal scorers + Full updated league table

Premier League

Here are scores/results of some Premier League matches played today:

Crystal Palace 0 - 2 Man Utd
[Goal Scorers: Robin van Persie (62 Pen) and Wayne Rooney (68)].

Arsenal 4 - 1 Sunderland
[Goal Scorers: Arsenal: Olivier Giroud (5,31), Tomas Rosicky (42) and Laurent Koscielny (57) -- Sunderland: Emanuele Giaccherini (81)].

Man City 1 - 0 Stoke
[Goal Scorer: Yaya Touré (70)].

Chelsea 1 - 0 Everton
[Goal Scorer: John Terry (90)].

League Table updated today:
Pos Club P GD Pts
1 Chelsea 27 28 60
2 Arsenal 27 25 59
3 Man City 26 42 57
4 Liverpool 26 34 53
5 Spurs 26 4 50
6 Man Utd 27 12 45
7 Everton 26 10 45
8 Southampton 27 6 39
9 Newcastle 26 -6 37
10 West Ham 27 -3 31
11 Hull 27 -2 30
12 Swansea 26 -3 28
13 Aston Villa 26 -9 28
14 Stoke 27 -15 27
15 Crystal Palace 26 -18 26
16 West Brom 27 -8 25
17 Norwich 26 -20 25
18 Sunderland 26 -16 24
19 Cardiff 27 -29 22
20 Fulham 27 -32 21

Photo: Music video director Sesan acquires a pet - a Tiger

Sesan's Tiger

Music video director, Sesan Ogunro who recently lost his father in a tragic robbery attack in Lagos has got himself a 'new pet' - a Tiger.

Sesan showed off his Tiger on Instagram.

Too much money to waste?

Skales to join Timaya's Dem Mama Records, moves into his house

Skales and Timaya

Skales who recently dump Banky W's EME record label because the label refused to renew his contract has reportedly move in with Timaya.

"He may be signing with Dem Mama Records soon, he has moved in with him," - a source revealed to Hip Hip World Magazine.

Skales shared the above photo of Timaya at his house in January and captioned it "Look who came by ma crib DS morning of cus ma daddy"

DvNsports: Rooney signs new Manchester United contract

Wayne Rooney

Manchester United have confirmed Wayne Rooney has signed a new contract which keeps him at the club until June 2019.

According to reports the strikes agreed to a deal worth £300,000 per week. United have now announced he will stay at Old Trafford and will become a club ambassador when he retires.

"I am made up to be staying at United," Rooney told the club's official website.

"In August I will have been at the club for 10 years and during that time I have played with some fantastic players and won everything that I hoped I would when I first signed. I now have the chance as one of the club's senior players to help the younger players coming through and to be a part of another great United team.

"The fans have always been a huge part of this club and the support they have given me since my debut against Fenerbahce has been amazing. I am very grateful to all United fans around the world for their continued support.

"I am really excited to be a part of the club's future and want to thank David Moyes and Ed Woodward for their belief and support in me. I am convinced that this is the start of another successful chapter in Manchester United's history."

Chelsea had two bids for Rooney rejected last summer but United, in particular manager David Moyes and new executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, were adamant that he would not be allowed to leave.

Pastor's wife murdered for refusing to be raped


A 25-year old University drop- out identified as Jerry has murdered in cold blood the wife of a pastor, Mrs Eunice Ajayi 55years for refusing to be raped.

The suspected killer was said to have been rusticated from two institutions in the state for being a member of a secret cult.

Saturday Vanguard gathered that the deceased was hacked to death on the ill fated day when she refused to be raped by the suspect who is now on the run. The deceased husband who rushed to the scene to save his dying wife was also matchetted by the suspect and is presently hospitalised.

Eyewitness account informed Vanguard that alleged killer visited the house of the Pastor located at Peace-land Road, along the Expressway in Akure metropolis and attempted to rape the deceased.

Jerry who has been eyeing the woman reportedly came that day with the sole purpose of having his way but the Pastor's wife resisted.

This according to report infuriated the suspect who reportedly brought out a machete which he used to hack the deceased.

Several machete cuts were inflicted on the deceased by the furious killer.

Her distress cries and shout for help attracted the husband who rushed to the room only to meet his wife in her own pool of blood.

The husband was also attacked by the suspect while trying to save the wife from the killer.

After attacking both the wife and the husband the suspect reportedly took to his heels while attempt by some students residing in the area to apprehend him failed.

The wife of the pastor was said to have died before help could come neighbours who rushed to the scene following the shout and cries from the couple.

Contacted the Police image maker Wole Ogodo said that the suspect is still on the run and that he would soon be tracked down and prosecuted.

Ogodo said that "we discovered that the suspect attempted to rape the deceased because her pant was half-removed by the suspect, later our men visited the house of Jerry but he has fled.

"Investigation has commenced on the matter and we have put all necessary machinery in place to apprehend him and bring him to justice."

Ogodo said that the remains of the deceased had been deposited at the mortuary of the State Specialists Hospital in Akure.

Friday, February 21, 2014

90-year-old Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe says he is not ready to retire

Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe's longest serving president, Robert Mugabe turned 90 today.

Mugabe who has ruled Zimbabwe for 34 years now since the country gained independence in his address to his party faithfuls, said he is not ready to vacate the president sit yet.

"When the day comes and I retire, yes, sure, the day will come, but I do not want to leave my party in tatters. I want to leave it intact".

Mugabe is the longest serving President in the whole of Africa and is also the oldest president Africa has ever had.

House of Reps rejects President Jonathan's decision to remove Sanusi Lamido as CBN governor

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

The House of Reps have rejected President Jonathan's decision to remove Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as governor of CBN. A member of the house, Hon. Abike Dabiri took to twitter to reveal this. Read her tweet below..

FRSC officer rapes colleague's 9-yr-old daughter

Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC)

The authorities of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, yesterday said a 31-year-old officer of the agency, Emmanuel Ilori, who defiled his colleague's 9-year-old daughter (names withheld) has been dismissed. Its Head of Operations in Ondo State, Sunday Ajayi, said the action of the officer was an embarrassment that should not be treated with levity.

According to Ondo police image maker, Wole Ogodo, Ilori, now in police detention, will be charged to court any moment from now.

How it happened:

The suspect was said to have visited his co worker in his residence located at Omitogun Estate Shebi, area of Akure metropolis where he committed the crime.

Vanguard gathered that Ilori visited Oguntayo Oluwafemi on the said day and after discussing some personal issues, the father of the victim decided to excuse himself to buy something in the neighbourhood with which to entertain his guest.

However, immediately Oguntayo left the house, the suspect bolted the door and pounced on the innocent daughter.

Luck, however, ran out on him as the father of the victim discovered that he had no money on him and decided to rush back to the house. But he met his door firmly locked from behind.

He reportedly knocked severally and all he could hear from the room was the screaming by his daughter.

Oguntayo forced the door open only to meet his colleague defiling his daughter following which he raised an alarm.

Attempt by the suspect to escape was thwarted as neighbours arrested and took him to the Okuta Elerinla police station.

Contacted, Ogodo said the suspect and the father of the victim were employees of the FRSC in the state.

Ogodo said the father of the victim caught his friend in the act while he was defiling his daughter whom he left in the house with him.

According to the police spokesman, the father of the victim had to break open the door of the house he left not more than five minutes before.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Senator Yarima, 29 others charged with attempted murder, robbery

A Zamfara High Court, sitting in Gusau, today adjourned a case of armed robbery and attempted murder preferred against Senator Ahmed Yarima and 29 others to April 8.

Yarima, a former governor of Zamfara, was arraigned in the court by the Inspector-General of Police on an eight-count charge of armed robbery, conspiracy and attempt to commit murder, among others.

Yarima appeared before Justice Bello Gummi of the High Court along with the 29 co-accused persons.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Yarima was arraigned in the court by the IGP, following petitions by a serving member of the House of Representatives, representing Gusau/Tsafe Federal Constituency, Ibrahim Shehu.

The senator was alleged to have conspired with other accused persons to kill the Shehu on the Aug. 22, 2013.

The complainant also alleged that during the attack on him, the sum of N10 million was removed from his car.

However, the lead defence counsel, Mr Muhammad Katu, observed the prosecution should have cited the charges on separate sheets of paper to avoid duplication and complications.

This forced the judge to adjourn the sitting for about three hours.

On return, Gummi ruled that the case was properly filed and ordered for the continuation of the case.

Both the prosecution and defence counsel, Mr Oloye Torugbene and Katu, respectively, however, applied for an adjournment.

The judge adjourned the case to April 8 when the pleas of the accused would be taken by the court.

Photos: Sanusi Lamido's passport seized by SSS

Suspended CBN Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi on arrival to Nigeria from Niger Republic where he went for an ECOWAS event was stopped by SSS and his passport was seized at the airport.

Sahara Reporter reports that it was later released back to him after he argued that he wasn't a criminal.

Sanusi is currently in Ikoyi, Lagos.

DvNsports: Inter Milan to sign Manchester United's Vidic

Nemanja Vidic

Nemanja Vidic's summer move from Manchester United to Inter Milan could be confirmed soon, says president Erick Thohir.

Inter have been the hot favourites to secure the Serbia centre-back's signature at the end of the season ever since he announced he would be leaving Old Trafford.

Nerazzuri director Piero Ausilio confirmed the club's interest earlier this month and now Inter president Thohir has told the Italian media that a deal for the 32-year-old is close to being agreed.

"I can say that the deal is done at 90 percent," Thohir told journalists who were awaiting him at Milan Malpensa airport on Thursday.

"When everything is sealed, we will make an announcement. Don't let me say something that is not concret yet."

President Jonathan appoints Zenith Bank MD Godwin Emefiele new CBN Governor

Mr Godwin Emefiele

President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed the managing director of Zenith Bank, Mr Godwin Emefiele to replace Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as the new governor of Central Bank.

The president has forwarded Mr Emefiele's name to the Senate for approval. He has also nominated Mr Adelabu Adebayo, an Executive Director at First Bank as Deputy Governor of the Apex Bank.

Sanusi was removed few months to the end of his tenure. His tenure was supposed to end in June 2014.

President Jonathan suspends Lamido Sanusi as CBN governor, appoints acting CBN governor

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

President Jonathan has announced the suspension of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.

This was made known in a statement signed Thursday by Reuben Abati Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity.

The statement reads thus;

Having taken special notice of reports of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria and other investigating bodies, which indicate clearly that Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi's tenure has been characterized by various acts of financial recklessness and misconduct which are inconsistent with the administration's vision of a Central Bank propelled by the core values of focused economic management, prudence, transparency and financial discipline;

Being also deeply concerned about far-reaching irregularities under Mallam Sanusi's watch which have distracted the Central Bank away from the pursuit and achievement of its statutory mandate; and

Being determined to urgently re-position the Central Bank of Nigeria for greater efficiency, respect for due process and accountability, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has ordered the immediate suspension of Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi from the Office of Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

President Jonathan has further ordered that Mallam Sanusi should hand over to the most senior Deputy Governor of the CBN, Dr Sarah Alade who will serve as Acting Governor until the conclusion of on-going investigations into breaches of enabling laws, due process and mandate of the CBN.

The President expects that as Acting Governor of the Central Bank, Dr. Alade will focus on the core mandate of the Bank and conduct its affairs with greater professionalism, prudence and propriety to restore domestic and international confidence in the country's apex bank.

The Federal Government of Nigeria reassures all stakeholders in Nigeria's financial and monetary system that this decision has been taken in absolute good faith, in the overall interest of the Nigerian economy and in accordance with our laws and due process.

Skales dumps EME


Skales who was signed to EME by Banky W in 2010 has dumped the record label.

Skales's contract with EME recently expired but the record label refused to renew it with him.

According to a source, the label has spent so much on Skales, but are yet to see great returns.

Photo: Governor Rochas Okorocha roasting corn

Governor Rochas Okorocha roasting corn

Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha trying to play a poor woman carrying a child and roasting corn to earn a living. I don't know what's going on here but you can see the press camera. Hope he changed the life of the woman he is mimicking.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Karen Igho says she is now free from cancer

karen Igho

Karen Igho says she is now free from cancer. karen who has been in the UK for breast cancer treatment declared on twitter few minutes ago that she is now free from the deadly disease. I don't know if she is back to Nigeria. Thank God for her life. Read her tweet below..

Yoruba actress Foluke Daramola says she was raped

Foluke Daramola

Yoruba actress, Foluke Daramola-Salako, in a recent interview made a shocking revelation on how she lost her virginity to rapists when she was very young.

The actress, who is currently championing the course of her Non-Government Organisation, Action Against Rape In Africa, explained that her experiences as female child played a vital role in the establishment of the NGO.

The NGO is also supported by her colleagues including Fathia Balogun, Ronke Ojo, Eniola Badmus and Ayo Adesanya.

She said "I have had different experiences; I have been in a marriage once, I was abused in it, I was deflowered by rapists, I lost my father when I was two years-old, it wasn't easy at all. I started acting when I was a teenager because I needed to put food on my table and to further my education. In fact, I share the same experiences with the common man and that is why I want to do something to assist them.

"I had a younger brother and I never get to have a father figure in my life. As I grew up, my environment exposed me to danger and that was why I was deflowered at an early stage."

Boko Haram invades Army General's home in Borno

Boko Haram Sect

Gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram sect, yesterday evening invaded the residence of the Commander Joint Task Force (JTF), Niger Delta, Major General Tukur Buratai at Buratai District in Biu Local Government Area of Borno state, killing one security personnel on guard with others injured.

A resident of Buratai who sought anonimity, said "the suspected terrorists ambushed soldiers who were on guard at the general's mansion in the village at about 7pm on Tuesday with exchange of gunfire, but the terrorists overpowered the security operatives using Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDS and Rocket Propelled Launchers. They killed one soldier after setting the building ablaze".

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

DvNsports: Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud admits cheating on his wife

Olivier Giroud

Olivier Giroud has admitted to cheating on his wife hours before Arsenal's crunch FA Cup clash with Liverpool, via an announcement on Twitter.

The striker was accused by The Sun of meeting American model Celia Kay in a hotel room the night before the Gunners played Crystal Palace at the Emirates on February 2.

Giroud at first denied the encounter, but after photos emerged of the half-naked Frenchman in Kay's room, the 27-year-old has now publically confessed to the meeting.

He wrote, in French and English: 'I apologise to my wife, family and friends and my manager, team-mates and Arsenal fans.

'I now have to fight for my family and for my club and obtain their forgiveness. Nothing else matters at the moment.'

Giroud is expected to receive a heavy fine from Arsenal for breaching club curfew rules prior to a game.

Celia, who was at the hotel from 12.50am to 3.04am on February 2, told last week how she and Giroud were 'extremely loving and tactile' but did not have sex.

Russian woman rapes man who tried to rob her

A Russian man who tried to rob a hair salon ended up as the victim when the female shop owner overpowered him, tied him up naked and then used him as a sex slave for three days.

Viktor Jasinski, 32, admitted to police that he had gone to the salon in Meshchovsk, Russia, with the intention of robbing it.

But the tables were turned dramatically when he found himself overcome by owner Olga Zajac, 28, who happened to be a black belt in karate. She allegedly floored the would-be robber with a single kick.

Then, in a scene reminiscent of Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, police say Zajac dragged the semi-conscious Jasinski to a back room of the salon and tied him up with a hair dryer cable.

She allegedly stripped him naked and, for the next three days, used him as a sex slave to 'teach him a lesson' - force feeding him Viagra to keep the lesson going.

The would-be robber was eventually released, with Zajak saying he had learned his lesson.

Jasinski went straight to the police and told them of his back-room ordeal, saying that he had been held hostage, handcuffed naked to a radiator, and fed nothing but Viagra.

When police arrived to question Zahjac, she said: "What a bastard. Yes, we had sex a couple of times. But I bought him new jeans, gave him food and even gave him 1,000 roubles when he left."

Both have now been arrested.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Photos: Man offers himself as food to white tigers

Chinese zoo keepers managed to save the life of a mentally disturbed man after he announced he wanted to improve the lives of caged tigers at a local zoo by offering them his own body to eat.

Yang Jinhai, 27, had posted several online messages about how optimistic he was about starting a new life after getting a job as a security guard in Chengdu in southwest China's Sichuan province.

But he quickly found the job boring and monotonous and moved instead to a job in a printing factory where he also then resigned, saying that he felt there was more to life.

After going to the local zoo he wrote how depressing it was to see the "noble and magnificent tigers" living in such humble surroundings, where they were caged and unable to follow their natural instincts to hunt and kill.

He then announced that he had decided to sacrifice himself in order to provide the Bengal tigers with support.

Eyewitness Feng Lin said: "He climbed up the outside of the cage and jumped inside expecting, I assume, that the tigers would pounce on him. Instead the two tigers, a male and a female, seemed more nervous than anything else and the female actually ran off.

"He then tried to antagonise the tigers by pulling faces at them. Eventually he was attacked by the male where he was cut after being scratched and bitten before he could be rescued by zoo keepers who fired a tranquilliser dart at the male tiger."

They then pulled the man out of the cage.

Yang's family told local media Mr Jinhai had been depressed for a long time and said that he had been taken to a home where he was given psychiatric counselling to cope with his problems.

DvNsports: Balotelli says he is happy at AC Milan

Mario Balotelli

Mario Balotelli insists that he is "happy" at AC Milan amidst continued speculation that he could be shown the exit door at San Siro this summer.

The Italy international was infamously labelled a "rotten apple" by Rossoneri owner Silvio Berlusconi before the forward's arrival at the Giuseppe Meazza from Manchester City last year, while it was also reported in December that the former Italian Prime Minister had demanded that the 23-year-old be sold during the winter transfer window.

Milan denied the latter claim and while speculation is now rife that Balotelli will be offloaded this summer to fund moves for other players, the man himself says he is going nowhere, revealing that he is enjoying life under new boss Clarence Seedorf.

"I have spoken with him about situations with the team and the things that I must do on the field," the Azzurri ace told Marca. "I'm happy.

Seedorf is a great champion and it's a pleasure to listen to him. He was also a great player. I hope that everything goes well."

Meanwhile, Balotelli confirmed that he would be cheering on City in their last-16 clash with Barcelona.

"I hope that Manchester City beat Barcelona," he confessed. "But it will be difficult for my ex-team-mates as Barcelona are one of the favourites."

Kanye West raps about his sex life with Kim Kardashian on new remix of Drunk In Love

When it comes to talking about his love life, rapper Kanye West, 36, has a habit of revealing too much information about his fiancee Kim Kardashian, 33.

In a new X-rated new rap on a remix of Beyonce and Jay Z's Drunk In Love, Kanye has charmingly revealed how he knew Kim would be his wife after she performed a certain act in the bedroom.

In the explicit rap, Kanye reveals: "I impregnated your mouth, girl, that's when I knew you could be my spouse, girl."

The unromantic refrain is featured on the latest remix of Beyonce and Jay's song, which already boasts rude lyrics.

Boy dies of heart attack after masturbating 56times on Valentines day

Valentines Day ended in tragedy for a Portland teenager after he apparently masturbated a world record, jaw-dropping 56 times non-stop before dying of a heart attack.

Jerome Carpenter was found dead in his bedroom after apparently masturbating too much. It is speculated that Jerome was suffering from depression due to being "extremely lonely" on Valentines Day.

Jerome's Mother called Portland police after discovering his corpse in his room. Jerome's mother told Huzler reporters

"1 hour passed since I had called him down for lunch, Jerome was the kind of boy to steal food off your plate when you were not looking, i knew something was wrong when he didn't come down to eat, he was a great kid" she finished as she began to cry.

Police arrived at the home about an hour after Ms. Carpenter called them. Officer Dean Marrow told Huzler reporters what they saw when they opened Jerome's bedroom door.

"The young man was on his bed... his penis was detached from his body, it must have been so intense it just came off his body, we found his penis gripped in his left hand so tightly we couldn't get it out, it was tragic,".

Investigators are still investigating the case for more information. Jerome's funeral will take place sometime next week

Tiwa Savage arrested for assaulting policeman

Tiwa Savage was arrested over the weekend in front of Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, for violating a traffic rules and insulting some police officers.

The Mavin first lady did not only insult the policemen who flagged her down for flouting traffic rules, but also removed the cap of one of the policemen and flung it away.

According to Punch, Tiwa Savage was whisked away to the Victoria Island Police Division, for daring to humiliate and assault the policeman.

Confirming the incident, Group publicist for Mavin Records, Terfa Tilley- Gyado, said Mavin Records will be issuing a comprehensive statement, stating the position of Tiwa Savage and the group on Monday.

"What would you like to know? We are planning to prepare an official statement; definitely not at this time. The press release will be out on Monday for your Tuesday production. I don't think it will be prudent to use the story until you have the official statement. That is just my own opinion. I think you should wait until you get the official statement," he told punch.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Dimeji Bankole weeps in court as court acquits him of N9bn contract scam allegation

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Dimeji Bankole, wept on Friday in a Abuja court as he was discharged and acquitted of corruption charges filed against him by the EFCC.

The court found there was no evidence linking the former Speaker with the financial malfeasance alleged against him, thus setting him free.

Bankole who seated in the witness box, began to shed tears of joy. He refused to make any comments as he left the court premises.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Photo: Female rapper Eva Alordiah goes bald

Eva Alordiah

Female rapper Eva Alordiah has gotten rid of her fake hair. The rapper is currently rocking a bald hair. See below...

Eva Alordiah