Monday, March 31, 2014

Michael Jackson new album to be released soon

Michael Jackson Xscape

The King of Pop, Michael Jackson will come alive on May 13, as Epic Records announces that it will release 'Xscape', an album featuring eight brand new, previously unheard tracks by the late pop king.

The world will hear the new tunes due to the efforts of Epic Records chairman and X Factor judge L.A.

Reid, who was granted unlimited access to Jackson's archives by his estate. In the archives, Reid uncovered what a press release calls 'four decades of material on which Jackson had completed his vocals.'

Reid selected eight tracks for the album and then sent them out to be retooled by producers, including recent Beyoncé and Justin Timberlake hitmaker Timbaland, in a process Reid calls 'contemporizing.'

Reid only chose producers who had 'the gravitas, depth and range' to maintain the 'essence and integrity' of Jackson's work.

Justin Bieber booed at Canada's Juno Awards

Justin Bieber

Pop singer Justin Bieber received a chorus of boos as he won the fans' choice prize at Canada's Juno Awards.

The 20-year-old was not present to collect his award - or hear the reaction - after beating the likes of Celine Dion, Drake and Michael Buble.

The crowd were later scolded by Serena Ryder, who won songwriter of the year.

"Justin Bieber is an amazing musician and he deserved every bit of that award because he's been working his ass off his entire life," she said.

"We need to support how awesome he is. He's great. He's amazing."

Bieber's award was collected on his behalf by members of Canada's Olympic women's curling team.

Hundreds of terrorists killed, 20 soldiers missing as Army invade Boko Haram hideout

Chris Olukolade

No fewer than an estimated 2,000 insurgents were killed in a combined operation by Special Forces and the men of the Air Force on Friday and Saturday in the volatile Sambisa Forest of Borno State, which has become a prominent hideout of the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram.

What would have been a great victory for the Special Forces was, however, marred by an operational misunderstanding between the ground troops and the officers in the Air Force Alpha Jet.

Investigations revealed that 20 soldiers are still missing as a result of the operational misunderstanding.

It was learnt that mid-way into the operation, the Air Force Alpha Jet radioed the ground forces who have advanced in three companies, that they should withdraw because it was running out of bombs.

It was learnt that while the second and the third battalions withdrew, the first company of soldiers did not get the critical operational order.

The situation was said to have put them at a numerical disadvantage in the encounter with the insurgents.

It was gathered that the soldiers fought their way through in desperation until they got to Bama Barracks.

Investigation revealed that a headcount among the soldiers revealed that 20 of them were missing.

The military would not declare a soldier dead unless the corpse is recovered.

It was further learnt that the soldiers became bitter because they felt they were not given the operational information that could have prevented the ugly occurrence.

Investigations further revealed that the angry soldiers became unruly and refused to take further orders from their superiors.

It was gathered that the soldiers, who came from 103 Battalion, Okuname under 81 Div Enugu, only take instructions from their commanding officer.

It was learnt that the commanders are still in the process of resolving the issue as of the time of filing this story.

However, the Director of Defence Information, Maj. Gen Chris Olukolade, said the officers only went to their commanders to narrate their operational experience.

He said the issues had been resolved.

He confirmed that the Special Forces bombed the main operational headquarters of the insurgents where many of them were killed in droves.

Olukolade said, "There were operational issues; the issues have been resolved for the operation to commence.

The spokesman added that some of the soldiers that were said to be missing had returned to base.

"The troops only came to narrate their operational experience to the commanders for them to be resolved and they have been resolved; and the operation is already continuing," He said Culled From: Punch

Obesere releases VCD of his rape scandal

Fuji star, Obesere who was recently accused of rape by Ms Nike Olaiya has released a VCD about the rape scandal.

The VCD contains Obesere's interview and that of his witness, Alhaja Bolatito Omo Owo. It has been in circulation since its release on Monday, March 17, 2014 and it's almost sold out!

In an interview with encomium the singer explains why he had to release the VCD...

"I want people, especially my fans, to get a clearer picture of what really happened between myself and Nike Olaiya. Also, the inclusion of Alhaja Bola Omo Owo's interview in the video is to let the public:know that I have nothing to hide. I am sure everybody can recognize me, but I want people to also see the face of Alhaja Omo Owo so that they will all know she's not a fake person . Rape Scandal was produced to explain everything in detail. It wasn't for monetary reason, but all of a sudden, everybody keeps requesting for a copy.

"By now, Nike should just come out'and defend herself. Her picture is also on the jacket of the CD. Everybody knows that Papa can never rape and that will never happen. I believe that won't be the first time Nike will be swindling men. It's God that exposed her. That's why she is running up and down. Everybody has seen the face of a scammer. Very soon, she would show up or be fished out."

Reacting to the video development on Sunday, March 23, 2014, Olaiya said: "Let them go ahead with their video CDs. If they like, they should come out with 10 of such, it doesn't bother me. Very soon, the whole world will know the truth. All I know is that sinners won't go unpunished. But I thank God I am okay now."

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Photos: Meet Don Jazzy's mom and dad

Don Jazzy in celebration of Mothers Day today shared this photos of his mom and dad. The producer also made fun of getting his BIG nose from his mom. Read below...

DvNsports: Liverpool tops League table as they thrash Tottenham 4-0 + Top 5 on table

Liverpool today thrashed Tottenham 4-0, an own goal from Kaboul, plus strikes from Suarez, Coutinho and Henderson gave the Reds a convincing victory.

This fantastic win moved Liverpool to the top of the Premier League. Below are the top 5 on the Premier League Table;

Pos Club P GD Pts
1 Liverpool 32 49 71
2 Chelsea 32 38 69
3 Man City 30 52 67
4 Arsenal 32 19 64
5 Everton 31 18 60

Do you think Livespool will win the league? Share your thoughts.

Dance queen Kaffy shares photo of self and children in Mothers Day shoutout

Dance queen Kaffy shared this adorable photo of herself and her children, Elena and Sean while giving a shoutout to mothers today.

Photos: Comdian Bovi praises mom and wife in Mothers Day message

Comedian Bovi took to Instagram to shower praises on his mom and wife in a Mothers Day message. Read his message to his wife below...

Security beefed up around Aso Rock as Boko Haram suspects attempt jail break

No fewer than 20 Boko Haram detainees have been shot dead in a shoutout that ensued this morning at the Department of State Security Service in the Asokoro district of Abuja.

The shoutout erupted when some of the suspected terrorists attempted to free their members and leave the detention facility, which is by the precincts of the Presidential Villa.

Trouble started around 6am during the normal handing over and taking over of duties by DSS detainees' handlers.

A competent source said that as soon as one handlers opened the gate leading to the cell where the detainees were being kept, ten suspected terrorists rushed out, snatched the handler's rifle and used it to shoot him.

Seeing the attack, some DSS handlers are reported to have retreated so as not to be killed by the rampaging suspected terrorist.

The source said after shooting the first handler, the ten suspected terrorists began to escape into different locations within the massive security compound. Alarmed by the effrontery of the suspected terrorists, the DSS quickly deployed its men to quell the uprising, resulting in heavy shooting that claimed the lives of some of the suspects.

Many DSS operatives and Boko Haram detainees were also injured in the ensuing stampede.

The shot DSS operative, whose name could not be immediately ascertained, was immediately rushed to an undisclosed hospital. A source said the shot operative was in a fatal state but had not died.

It was learnt that the DSS, which is highly embarrassed by the incident, had begun investigation into why the detainees handler decided to go and open the cell gate alone without being accompanied by others, as is the standard practice.

"The whole episode occurred around 6:30 am and 7am on Sunday during the normal handing over and takeover of detainees.

"The standard rule is that you cannot go alone to open the gate leading to the detainees' cell but as soon as the man opened the gate, he was attacked and he tried to run away and was shot.

"The shot operative has been taken to hospital," the source said.

The uprising led to the deployment of soldiers to the DSS headquarters and around the Presidential Villa. Commuters and vehicles passing through the Aso Drive, were searched by armed soldiers and DSS operatives.

Marylyn Ogar, the Spokeswoman for the DSS, confirmed the attempted jailbreak, which she said had been stalled by security agents.

She said, "What happened was that the suspects' handlers went to feed the detainees here but suddenly they attacked him with their handcuffs, disarmed him and started shooting.

"The military was quickly called in before they could do any harm and that is responsible for the shootings you heard.

"It was an attempted jailbreak but it has been brought under control."

Saturday, March 29, 2014

NDLEA arrest man with Heroin hidden in his anus

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) yesterday arrested a 34 years old man with 120 grammes of heroin hidden in his anus at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, (MMIA) Lagos.

The suspect, Mr. Ulelu Ugwumba Michael was apprehended during the screening of passengers on Qatar airline flight on his way from Pakistan.

Speaking on the arrest,NDLEA Airport Commander, Mr. Hamza Umar said that the suspect was arrested with the drug through the aid.of a scanning machine used by officers of the anti-narcotics agency.

Mr. Umar further noted that the suspect inserted two wraps of brownish powdery substance found to be heroin into his anus on his way from Pakistan.

According to the Commander, "the suspect, Ulelu Ugwumba Michael tested positive for drug possession on his way from Pakistan. When placed under close observation, he excreted two wraps of substances that tested positive for heroin with a weight of 120 grammes. The case is under investigation".

Meanwhile, Chairman of NDLEA, Ahmadu Giade foreclosed any act of leniency for the suspect.

"The suspect will be charged to court to serve as deterrent to others. Those who seek criminal ways of making money must be prepared to face the legal consequences" Giade stated.

Narrating his ordeal, the suspect said that he assumed the drug would not be detected since it was just two wraps.

He said "I am a textile dealer in Aba, Abia State. I travelled to Pakistan to buy goods. My business has suffered some downturn in the past two years. The decision to smuggle the drug was to enable me increase my capital. Since it was just two wraps weighing 120 grammes, I was so confident that it will be easy for me to pass through security checks undetected. I am sad over my arrest and pray to God for my freedom. This is my first time and I promise not to smuggle drugs again"

Ulelu is single and hails from Abia State. He claimed to have attended Abala Primary School in Obingwa but could not complete his primary education because he lost his parents.

DvNsports: David Moyes says Sir Alex Ferguson would have struggled with 'this ageing' Manchester United squad

David Moyes

David Moyes says Sir Alex Ferguson would have struggled at Manchester United this season due to the club's ageing squad.

The reigning champions are currently 18 points off top spot in the Premier League having suffered 10 top flight defeats already this season.

The club's supporters have become increasingly disillusioned in recent weeks after heavy defeats to rivals Liverpool and Manchester City and have organised a plane banner protest to be flown above Old Trafford on Saturday.

However, Moyes says his predecessor would also have struggled with the current squad and feels this was always going to be a difficult season.

"If Sir Alex was here this year it would be difficult for him as well, and he would be aware of that," he told reporters.

"People are aware that there was a squad that was ageing, so it would be a tough season for whoever was in charge this season.

"There's been a change from a great manager, not just a great one but one who was here for 26 years. To make that change was always going to be difficult."

While Moyes is well aware of the planned protest on Saturday, and says supporters have the right to voice their feelings, he is remaining calm in the face of supporter unrest.

"The majority of Manchester United fans are aware of the situation and obviously we want to play better, we want to get better results," he added.

"The best people to judge are the people who appointed me.

"They are incredibly knowledgeable. In fact, the most knowledgeable is the one who gave me that job (Ferguson)."

Photo: Davido got his nose pierced

Davido has pierced his nose! The singer and his HKN Gang members are currently out of the country.

Friday, March 28, 2014

National Conference delegate Hamma Misau passes away

Retired Police AIG, Hamma Misau, who is the Bauchi State delegate at the ongoing National Conference in Abuja died last night at the National Hospital Abuja of an undisclosed illness. He was 67.

His cousin, Barrister Mohammed Hamma says a Muslim funeral is currently being planned, and will take place shortly in Bauchi State.

Misau gained notoriety on social media, when a photo of him sleeping at the conference went viral three days ago. May his soul rest in peace.

Army kills 11 Boko Haram members, arrest 31 (photo)

Arrested Boko Haram members and weapons and seized from them

The Special Forces have arrested 31 fighters of the Boko Haram Sect who were attempting to flee the country through Taraba State and Gumti in Adamawa State into Cameroon.

The Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, said in an electronic mail on Thursday that one of those arrested was a mercenary claiming to be a citizen of Chad and Burkinafaso.

Olukolade also said that 11 insurgents were also killed during shootouts with troops in the border communities.

He said that the terrorists who were involved in the encounter with the Special Forces were trapped and were forced out of their hideout by hunger.

He said that the Special Forces killed seven of the insurgents during a fierce gun battle in one of the camps.

He added that four other insurgents were killed in another battle with troops at Gombi.

Olukolade said that several categories of high calibre weapons, several Improvised Explosive Devices and over 70 motorcycles were recovered from the insurgents in the operations.

He said, "A group of terrorists attempting to escape into Cameroon through Taraba and Gumti in Adamawa State have come under heavy fire from troops on patrol of the area in the ongoing counter-terrorism campaign.

"The terrorists who had been trapped as a result of the ongoing offensive by the troops along the borders were given out when some of them could no longer bear the hunger in their make-shift camps in the forest.

"Those who were apprehended led troops to their hideouts where fierce fighting ensued.

"Seven terrorists died, while a large number of Improvised Explosive Devices and rifles were recovered including over 70 motorcycles.

"Similar encounter in Gombi also led to the death of four other terrorists."

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Photos: UK Landlord horrified by how dirty Joseph Yobo's penthouse flat is

UK landlord who leased a penthouse flat to former Super Eagles defender Joseph Yobo has said he has never seen a house this dirty before. The Landlord who was visible angry said, he is horrified and has never seen such before.

He claims there were burn marks on the carpet, a dirty kitchen and bathroom, and holes in the wall left from a flat-screen television.

"There's bond money of £1,500, but by the look of it, it will need £5,000 to put all the damage right and I will have to call in industrial cleaners. There are iron marks on the floor, as if left by ironing, and holes in the wall left by flat-screen TVs. I've never come across anything like this before and I'm just so shocked. The place looks as if it's been burgled" he said.

Yobo has however denied ever living there and said his brother, Godwin was the one who lived there and paid the rent.

"It's my name on the lease, but I never lived at the flat and I've never even been there. The landlord doesn't know me and he hasn't spoken to Gideon about this. I have property too and the landlord should have gone to the letting agents if he was unhappy," Yobo said.

Court acquits Chidi Lloyd of attempted murder

Majority Leader of the Rivers House of Assembly, Mr. Chidi Lloyd was today discharged and acquitted by a High Court in Port Harcourt  over a charge of attempted murder.

Justice Ledan Nyordee, who delivered the judgment, said there  was nothing the court could do in  the matter as the police was not  willing to prosecute the case.

Lloyd was arrested and charged with attempted murder of Mr. Michael Chinda, (PDP- Obio/Akpor 11) in the state legislature.

Lloyd was alleged to have hit Chinda on the head with a mace during a fight between the supporters of Governor Chibuike Ameachi and anti-Amaechi legislators in July 2013.

Justice Nyordee said the court was  handicapped in the matter as the  police was not willing to prosecute  the case and cited the relevant  section of the constitution to  support the court's decision.

Mr Beluolisa Nwaofor, counsel to the accused person, told reporters  that "my client is free as far as this  matter is concerned.

"You will recall that the attorney-general and commissioner for justice had written the court to inform it that the police did not send the case file to his office," Nwaofor said.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Photo: Comedian Bovi says he wants to be humble like 2face

Comedian Bovi shared the above pic of himself and 2face at Airtel premier launch yesterday and wrote he wants to be humble like 2face on day. Read below...

Bomb explosion averted in Kaduna

 Nigeria Police logo

The Police in Kaduna on today said they successfully defused an explosive suspected to be bomb in Kaduna.

The Police Public Relation Officer in the command, Aminu Lawan, who announced this to newsmen in Kaduna, said that the Improvised.Explosive Device (IED) was defused at about 10,30 a.m.

Lawan said that the command was alerted at about 10 am that a young motorcyclists dropped a polythene bag containing IED at Kashim Ibrahim Road, along Sultan Road, Ungwan Sarki, Kaduna North Local Government Area.

He said that the command's anti-bomb squad acted swiftly and was able to defused the explosive safely "without causing any harm or injury to any person".

"When we were alerted, we swiftly moved to the scene and condoned off the area. We called our anti bomb disposal experts and they responded promptly and discovered that what was contained in the polythene bag is an IED.

"They were able to demobilised the IED safely without anybody being affected."

Lawan said that calm had returned to the metropolis after the scare, adding that normal activities had resumed in the area.

He said that the assessment of anti-bomb experts of the IED was that it was of "high calibre".

He advised people in the state to remain calm and assured that the command had intensified patrol in all parts of the city to ensure that the suspects were tracked down.

Photo: Popular OAP Toolz 'gets beaten'

Toolz is currently taking some creativity make-up classes. The OAP posted this picture of herself badly beaten with bruises .

"My teacher left for a few mins so I went overboard...fake blood, black/red/purple face paint for the bruising etc. I had so much fun doing this!! (I'm sooo trying not to smile in this picture)" - Tools captioned it.

Photos: World Fastest Man, Usain Bolt caught dancing dirty with female fan

Usain Bolt was caught slugging it out on stage with a female fan at a recent pre-carnival party which held in Trinidad and Tobago.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Photo: Man faints at Davido's Concert

A man passed out yesterday at Davido's concert in Congo.

Singer/Prophet Soul E says he saw Wizkid being poisoned, Davido in a fatal accident

Singer Soul E who now claims to be a prophet says he saw a vision that
Wizkid was poisoned, Davido had a fatal accident and he also saw Aso
Rock on fire. He also advised the president to go on a 3 days fasting
and prayers.

Kaffy shares cute photos of baby Elena & Sean

Kaffy's baby Elena

Elena and Sean

Dance queen Kaffy recently took to Instagram to share this cute photos of her children, Baby Elena & Sean.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Senate President, David Mark escapes death as gunmen attack his convoy

Senate President, David Mark

Senate President, David Mark last Thursday escaped death as his convoy was allegedly attacked by yet to be identified gunmen in Orlu, Imo State.

The Senate Present who had just retuned from Switzerland where he attended the International Parliamentary Union, IPU, conference, went to Nkwere, Imo state to attend the burial ceremony of late business mogul, Sir John Richard Anyaehie.

In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Senate President, Paul Mumeh Friday night, though no life was lost, the attack occurred in Orlu Senatorial Zone of the state.

Mark lamented that the attack happened a moment when a great philanthropist like Anyaehie was being buried, adding that it was not what should be expected in a senatorial district like Orlu.

He described late Anyaehie as a
truthful man and good adviser, from whom he benefited as a young military Major in Port Harcourt, saying his first encounter with the deceased was the greatest in his life.

Mark advised Nigerians to always prepare for their death by being humble and godly like the late Anyaehie, noting that the deceased life united people of Nkwerre, Orlu Senatorial Zone and Imo State at large.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

President Jonathan cancels Immigration job screening that killed 20 jobseekers, orders refundment of N1,000 application fee

President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered embattled Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, to refund the N1,000 application fee collected from job seekers who wrote the ill fated Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) aptitude test that turned sour last weekend.

While speaking with reporters after the weekly Federal Executive Council, Nigeria's Minister of Information, Labaran Maku also announced it has canceled the recruitment exercise, that a panel has been set up to conduct another recruitment exercise.

However, the minister did not
say if anyone will be punished for
the criminal conduct that led to
the death of innocent

SaharaReporters claim a Presidency source told them that the minister, Abba Moro is a close ally and nominee of the Senate President, David Mark making it impossible for President Jonathan to fire him from office.

13 Northern governors runs to US to seek help against Boko Haram

Thirteen Northern governors are currently in the United States searching for help against the Boko Haram insurgency.

The governors met yesterday for eight hours at the United States Peace Institute and the State Department in Washington DC. with U.S. government officials and representatives of Norway and Denmark.

Details of the first round of the closed-door meeting, which was sponsored by the U.S. government in collaboration with the governments of Norway and Denmark, could not be obtained last night.

The meetings are expected to continue till tomorrow.

The Peace Institute said the biggest issue discussed was how Nigeria could overcome the Boko Haram insurgency, especially through education and economic investments.

Other issues discussed included re-invigorating the U.S. attention on the north, economic investment opportunities in the region, security and challenges of private investments in the region.

The governors were reportedly given time to dialogue among themselves on the way out of Boko Haram.

Among the governors in attendance were Babangida Aliyu (Niger), Kashim Shetttima (Borno), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa) Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto), Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara), Saidu Dakingari (Kebbi), Isa Yuguda (Bauchi) and Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano).

Photos: Ashanti shows off bikini body

Singer Ashanti shared this bikini photos of herself on Instagram.

Senate set to begin screening of Emefiele as CBN governor

Mr. Godwin Emefiele

The Senate will commence the screening of Mr. Godwin Emefiele for appointment as Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN on Thursday. If confirmed by the Red Chamber as requested by President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Emefiele will succeed Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, who was placed on suspension by the President over sundry allegations.

The Senate disclosed this in its Notice Paper yesterday. Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba, according to the Notice Paper, is to formally move the motion for the screening and confirmation of the nominee.

The Senate will also, during the exercise, screen Mr. Adelabu Adebayo Adekola as Deputy Governor of the CBN, as nominated by the President. It is expected to also treat a bill seeking amendment of the CBN Act to remove a sitting CBN governor from being chairman of the CBN governing board.

The CBN Amendment Bill which is being sponsored by Senator, Ita Enang, PDP, Akwa Ibom North-East, has already gone through the First Reading in the Senate. It seeks to reduce the powers of a sitting CBN governor by amending section 7(1) of the existing Act which states that "The CBN governor shall be in charge of the day to day management of the bank."

But the proposed amendment states that the governor shall be in charge of the general administration of the affairs and business of the bank and shall be answerable to the Board for his acts and decisions.

The amendment Bill also specifically states that "The board shall consist of the Chairman, who shall be appointed by the President subject to confirmation by the Senate and shall be a person of proven integrity credited with expertise in financial regulation."

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Kanye West sentenced to 2 years probation for attacking photographer

Kanye West paparazzi fight

Kanye West has been sentenced to 2years probation and 250 hours community service after the attack on a photographer who tried to take photos of him at Los Angeles Airport in 2013.

Kanye who pleaded no contest to the one count of misdemeanor battery yesterday must also attend 24 sessions of a level-2 anger management program and he must turn himself in to the LAPD for a formal booking.

Paparazzo Daniel Ramos accuses the rapper of punching him and grabbing
his camera in an unprovoked attack.

The photographer alleges he still takes medication for injuries from the attack.

DvNsports: Don't expect friendly match from me, Drogba tells Chelsea


Barely 12 hours before the kick off of the Champions League last-16 clash between Chelsea and Galatasaray at Stamford Bridge, former Chelsea striker, Didier Drogba, who now plays for the Turkish side, has warned Chelsea fans not to expect a friendly match from him.

In a press conference held this morning ahead of the match, the Ivorian striker gave an early indication that he is feeling torn ahead of the match when he said: "Yeah, it's going to be tough... I'm really happy to come back and to see some familiar faces, and, yes, it's good.

"It's very difficult to play against Chelsea, but it's not going to be difficult for me to put myself into the competition because now I belong to Galatasaray," Drogba said.

"I need to be professional. Of course, there will be emotions. Of course. Like the first leg when I saw my ex-team-mates and the Chelsea fans at the stadium. It was special. But then there was the game and the game, as you saw, was tough. I think it's going to be the same here."

Walking a diplomatic tightrope between being respectful to Chelsea but not wishing to offend the Galatasaray supporters, Drogba was clearly uncomfortable with being asked if he will celebrate a goal at Stamford Bridge. He initially tried to get away with a "Let's see if it happens"

When pushed for a better answer, he said: "With all the respect I have for this club, for the fans and the players, I might not celebrate. But if we win I will be happy. That's OK?"