Wednesday, April 30, 2014

"Who Saw It Happen?" - PDP national women leader thinks kidnapped school girl story is untrue

The National Women Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mrs. Kema Chikwe has publicly questioned the story of the abduction of teenage school girls in Chibok, Borno State.

Speaking at a prayer session held for national security at the party's national secretariat in Abuja, Mrs. Chikwe said there were many unanswered questions concerning the kidnap.

Among them, according to her, are: "How did it happen? Who saw it happen? Who did not see it happen? Who is behind this?"

Towards obtaining answers, she demanded that the principal of the school should release the names and photographs of the abducted girls.

Mrs. Chikwe was tabling her controversial queries on the same day that many indigenes of Chibok, including anguished mothers seeking answers from the government, staged a public protest in Abuja to demand the immediate.return of the girls, who were abducted by suspected Boko Haram insurgents over two weeks ago.

Photos: Mothers of abducted school girls storm National Assembly in tears

Scores of bewildered parents of kidnapped pupils of the Federal Government Girls College, Chibok in Borno State, on Tuesday staged a protest at the National Abuja.

The protesting women, who wore black dresses and carried placards, lamented the continued stay of their children in the custody of the insurgents, fearing that the girls might have been defiled.

Leader of the parents, Mrs. Duomi Mukhtar, said the essence of their visit to the National Assembly was to further draw global attention to their predicament.

She called on the leadership of both chambers of the National Assembly to be sympathetic to their plight by asking the Federal Government and the military
authorities to ensure the immediate release of their daughters.

Four senators - Hellen Esuene, Zainab Kure, Barnabas Gemade and Ali Ndume - addressed the protesters on behalf of the Senate President, David Mark.

The senators assured the women of their support for the Federal Government to ensure the safe release of the girls.
Ndume, who is also from Borno State, said, "Our thoughts and prayers go to all of you because we are one of you. We stand united in grief with you in your hour of pain, agony and anxiety.

"We will do everything possible to make sure that the kidnappers release our daughters immediately, unconditionally."

The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs. Zainab Maina, who also addressed the women, urged them to remain prayerful as the Federal Government and the military authorities would ensure that the innocent girls are reconciled with their parents

Man tortured and raped in jail for raping 2-year-old boy to death

A Brazilian jiu-jitsu instructor named Daryell Dickson Meneses Xavier was reportedly beaten and raped by 20 men after he was locked up for allegedly killing and possibly raping his girlfriend's 1 year 11 months old son (pictured with him left) in Taguatinga, suburb of Brasilia, Brazil in Sept 2013.

According to local media, trouble started for the man after his girlfriend left him alone with her son. A few hours later, he called his girlfriend claiming the boy fell and was having seizures. The child was rushed to the hospital and died two days later.

Doctors who didn't believe the boy fell called the police and told them they suspected foul play because the injuries on the boy wasn't consistent with a fall but with blunt trauma, and also said possible sexual abuse was involved.

Doctors concluded there was blunt trauma and that the child also had a fissure in the anus. Fissure could come from sexual abuse or constipation but the boy's mum said he didn't have constipation.

Daryell was immediately arrested and charged with abusing and killing the boy, an accusation he vehemently denied. Then he went to prison and other prisoners who had heard what he did, came for him. (See the anus area in the right pic above)

According to local media reports, prisoners who were furious about the crime he committed against a child descended on Xazier and took turns violently raping him in prison. He was also brutally assaulted. He was saved by prison guards after hours of torture, who removed him from the facility. He was treated and kept in prison hospital for weeks so he could recover.

When he recovered a little, they returned him to the prison and once again… the prisoners descended on him. They tore open the stitches on his back, stabbed him some more and raped him again.

Xavier has since been removed from the Wansbeck, DF prison and taken to another prison.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

"Fuji house of commotion" producer Amaka Igwe passes away

Nigerian film-maker and Nollywood icon Amaka Igwe died last night, April 28, 2014 after battling with Asthma attack.

The sad incident occurred yesterday in Enugu where she had gone, in company of her husband, for pre-production preparations for a new Igbo soap. She suffered an asthma attack and was immediately rushed to the hospital after initial interventions had failed.

Mrs Igwe is survived by her husband of 21 years Charles Igwe, three children, an aged mother, siblings and a large extended family.

Police fire teargas at protesting teachers and students in Abuja

A protest organised today by Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) and the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU), who have been demanding facility improvements at a range of technical colleges across the country, was disrupted by Policemen who fired teargas at teachers and students and shot live rounds into the air as they tried to disperse the rally. Despite the stand-off, no one was reported injured during the protest.

The march, which the unions said involved about 100 people, began at Abuja's Eagle Square - which is often the site of political rallies - before moving towards the parliament, where organisers had planned to formally present their grievances to lawmakers.

"As we were about crossing the road to the Memorial Arcade, the policemen who barricaded the road started shooting live bullets, tear gas canisters and they are using their water can vehicles to disperse the crowd," Tunde Lawal, a teacher at the rally, told AFP.

He said the security forces had tried to prevent the rally from reaching the National Assembly.

A police officer at the scene, who requested anonymity, described the incident as a "very serious battle."

"It involved the use of everything to disperse the protest" he said, although he added that no one was injured.

Teachers at state-run technical colleges say they have been forced to work in buildings with decaying facilities, and lack the infrastructure and support to teach effectively.

World’s Fattest Woman plans to slim down for her wedding

38-year-old Charity Pierce who holds the current world record for fattest woman alive, has revealed plans to slim down, so she can walk down the aisle with her fiancé 22-year-old Tony Saur.

Pierce weighs 56 stone (784 lbs). She has been home bound and is unable to walk without help. She plans to lose 20 stones for her dream wedding.

"I'm determined not to have to get married at home – I want to be able to walk up the aisle.

We both love country music so I plan to wear a wedding dress, cowboy boots and cowgirl hat and Tony will be in jeans and cowboy boots." she says.

Her doctors have advised her to lose weight because she is at risk of having a heart attack or a stroke and dying in her sleep.

Tony who is nearly half her age, is helping her diet and finding a doctor who is willing to perform bypass surgery on her.

P-square break up and make up was a publicity stunt


While all P-square fans were worried and praying against their break up, Peter and Paul Okoye were busy laughing and playing a 'publicity game' (Seriously???). In a chat with Icon Weekly magazine, P-Square's Publicist, Bayo Adetu opens up on what really transpired..

Greetings, Bayo, we heard that the Okoye brothers have finally reconciled, can you give us an insight on what really happened?

(After a long laugh… ) My brother, I'm telling you this as a friend, there was no fight at all. The whole thing started after Jude tweeted some days back and bloggers feasted on it and gave it several interpretations which never existed, and that was how we got here.

Are you saying there wasn't a fight at all, how then did Peter and Paul keep releasing comments through their Facebook accounts?

My guy, I can authoritatively tell you that neither of the P-Square brothers, nor even Jude operate their Facebook accounts anymore. Whatever Facebook posted was from an impersonator, pretending to be anyone of them. P-Sqaure is active on twitter, not on facebook, so you see, the whole thing was founded on lies.

If what you are saying is true, why did they all tweet a reconciliatory tweet this morning indicating that they have mended fences?

There's one thing you should know, P-Square are not politicians, neither are they businessmen to be worried about what one useless blogger or the other has to say about them. In this game, bad publicity is good publicity. When we read those funny posts, we decided to play along with the general public and what they were meant to believe.

Yesterday, Thursday, April 24, 2014 was Jude Okoye's birthday and he also used the opportunity to propose to his girlfriend while we laughed at the stupidity of some Nigerian bloggers.

We later decided to further play into their hands by reaching a consensus to tweet what they have termed the 'reconciliation tweet'.

However as a journalist, I am pained that trained journalists allow themselves to be remoted by Linda Ikeji, a mere blogger without any professional training to stall them from investigating serious news material like this. These days, immediately Linda posts anything on her blog, journalists just go there and copy and paste the story without any checks and balances, it is outrightly wrong, I'm really upset about this.

She called me after posting the story and I just decided to ignore her calls, because I didn't think we had anything more to say when the milk has been spilt.

I have taken my time to explain to you this way because, you are a friend and did not join the bandwagon.

As for those bloggers out there, I allowed them to write whatever they like; after all, they are consuming their Internet data, not mine.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Behind the scene photos from Bovi's new comedy skit

Bovi is currently working on a comedy skit for his upcoming show, Man on Fire. See more photos below...

Photo: Comedian Bovi pose with Africa's richest man, Dangote

Bovi shared this photo of him with Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote. The comedian hopes one day Dangote will become the richest man in the world.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Photos from Tiwa and Tee billz wedding

Big congrats to Tiwa and Tunde Balogun! See more photos below...

Photo: Check out Tiwa Savage in her wedding gown

Lovely bride! Tiwa Savage looks stunning in her wedding dress.

Photo: Davido is a smoker

Davido is currently on a tour in Senegal. The singer shared the above photo 3 days ago.

Photos: Check out Don Jazzy's outfit to Tiwa Savage's wedding

Tiwa Savage and Tunji “Tee Billz” Balogun's wedding is currently holding in Dubai.

Cynthia Morgan reveals she has a crush on Davido

Cynthia Morgan who is an artiste under Jude Okoye's North Side Entertainment has revealed something most female musicians will rather keep to themselves.

The dancehall queen in a new interview with Vanguard revealed she has a crush on Davido and if he walks up to her, they could work something out. Read below...

Who is your celebrity crush?
That will be Davido, because for me he is hardworking. Over the years he has been able to prove himself that he is talented and not all about being just a rich kid and I think he is cute too.

What if he asks you out and says he loves you?
Cool, but because I have a crush on him doesn't mean I want to have a relationship with him .But if he says: 'Oh my God! I love you.' We can work something out.

Meanwhile Davido is currently on a tour in Senegal.

What Boko Haram is doing with over 100 abducted girls

A highly placed source has revealed that the over 100 students of Government Girls' Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State abducted by Boko Haram are being kept by the insurgents to save their camps from bombardment by military troops.

The National Security Council at its expanded meeting on Thursday gave the military a marching order to rescue the girls.

The armed forces are said to be taking maximum caution in handling the situation with a view to saving the lives of the girls.

"Intelligence report confirmed thatBoko Haram found it strategic tokeep the girls to save their campsfrom bombardment by troops," the source said.

Troops are understood to be advancing on the area where the girls are being kept.

The source said: "From available security reports, troops are around the axis where the abducted girls are being held hostage.

"Details of the exact location cannot be made public.

"Even the submissions of the service chiefs at the security council meeting were tactical for operational reasons.

"The military was trying to avoid collateral damage because the affected area is bigger. It is as big as the whole of Ikeja, Lagos."

The military and the Borno State Government are not saying much for fear that Boko Haram with its widespread cells might pick up sensitive information.

It was also learnt that plan by aggrieved women in Borno State togo into Sambisa Forest to look forthe abducted girls may not work.

A government source said: "No one will allow these women to go into the forest. These women will also not attempt it because of thedelicate nature of the terrain."

Friday, April 25, 2014

Photos: Tiwa Savage shows off bikini body

Tiwa Savage is currently in Dubai for her wedding which holds tomorrow. She says she can't wait to be Mrs Billz. See more photos below...

Beyoncé and Jay Z rejects Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's wedding invitation

Jay Z and Beyonce have reportedly turned down an invite to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's wedding which is expected to take place in France .

Jay and his queen refused to get drunk in love with the couple because they don't want to appear on Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

While Jay Z and Beyonce are not expected to attend the wedding alongside the rest of the Kardashian clan, the rapper is going to make it up to the couple by splashing out £100,000 on a rented yacht for their honeymoon.

Jay is also planning an epic bachelor party for Kanye at his New York club 40/40.

63-year-old man to be stoned to death for raping 10-year-old girl

An Islamic court in Kano state has sentenced a 63-year-old man Ubale Sa'idu Dotsa to death by stoning for raping a 10-year-old girl and infecting her with HIV.

Sa'idu whose two wives have reportedly died from AIDS related diseases admitted raping the girl but said he was incited by the Devil.

Kano state's commissioner of justice Maliki Kuliya told the BBC Hausa service that Mr Dotsa has the right to appeal up to the federal Supreme Court, which could take years.

Photos: P-square no longer breaking up

Good News to all P-square fans! Paul and Peter Okoye are done hating on each other. P-square took to Twitter to assure their fans they are staying together.

Photos: Jude Okoye proposes to girlfriend

The older brother of P-Square, Jude Okoye is finally engaged.

Jude proposed to his girlfriend Ifeoma Umeokeke who is MBGN Tourism 2012 yesterday 24th April 2014 which happens to be his birthday.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Photo: Army arrests heavily armed Boko Haram members who disguise as herdsmen

17 Boko Haram members who disguise as herdsmen has being arrested. The above photo of them was released by the military with a statement signed by the Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade.

"A group of terrorists operating under the guise of herdsmen from a camp in the outskirt of Wukari have been arrested, while others died after an attack on military check point at Gindin Dorowa, a suburb of Wukari in Taraba State".

"Other members of the group were sighted in the course of.air surveillance and later trailed to their camp where they engaged the troops in a.battle. The terrorists were clad in the usual pattern of dress of their counterparts operating in Borno and Yobe States."

"One of the apprehended armed men confessed that he had been fighting for the terrorist group in Borno State and was recently brought to Wukari area in furtherance of their mission."

"Assorted arms and ammunition were recovered from them. Meanwhile, the curfew imposed on Wukari and its environs is expected to be relaxed as normalcy returns to the town. Troops have maintained patrol of the area while a house-to-house search for arms is ongoing."

"In another development, troops on patrol of the Lake Chad Islands have made some arrests."

"Among those arrested was a boat operator who ferries terrorists across the Lake Chad while another confessed to being a supplier of hard drugs to the terrorist groups in the area."

"In the meantime, the search for the abducted students of Government Girls' Secondary School, Chibok is also being intensified."

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

How Boko Haram recruits jobless youths with $3000

Culled From Tribune.

Young Nigeriens at the border town of Nigeria and Niger Republic, Diffa, have confessed to be recruits of the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram.

A member of a gang in Niger told the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that Boko Haram Islamist militants from Nigeria."regularly come across the border, looking for recruits."

The gang members, in their 20s, said they were paid $3,085 (about N500,000) to join the insurgency and since they were jobless, they were willing to take the cash, but with no interest in protecting Sharia law.

However, they said they were willing to strike if given the assignment to do so, as they blamed their decision to join the militant group on their joblessness.

"They have paid Nigerian naira ($3,085, £1,835) to those of us who followed them over there," one of the young men said.

"When they come, we inform them about what's going on, what the security forces are up to.

"We have no jobs; some of us are still at high school, but we need money. Violence has become a form of work for us."

These confessions were revealed in a documentary published by the BBC, on Tuesday, after Thomas Fessy, a BBC reporter visited Diffa region in Niger Republic.

BBC made contacts with this local gang, who claimed they collaborated with Boko Haram and agreed.

According to BBC documentary, five of these young Nigeriens said they had already joined the militant Boko Haram sect, while two other members were killed in operations. In total there are about a dozen gang members in a tiny, dark room, built with local mud-bricks.

When the reporter asked them: "If you are asked to launch an attack here, will you be ready to do that"

Their response: "Yes, we are ready. We have no job, so, we are ready. That is what we are here for."

When the BBC reporter asked if they agreed with Boko Haram's reason for fighting, they answered in unison: "No. We only do it for the money."

Photo: Dance queen Kaffy shares cute photos of baby Elena sleeping

Kaffy shared this cute photos of baby Elena sleeping and captioned it "My princess... We are blessed".

So cute!

Download New Music: Emi hustler by Lilboy Ucee

Upcoming indiginous rapper Lilboy Ucee drops a new single titled "Emi hustler" produced by sarz beat.

Download Emi hustler by Lilboy Ucee

Lupita Nyong'o named People's Most Beautiful Woman

Oscar winning actress, Lupita Nyong'o has been named People magazine's Most Beautiful woman 2014.

The actress who covers the 25th publication of the magazine says its a major compliment. "It was exciting and just a major, major compliment and especially, I was happy for all the girls who would see me on [it] and feel a little more seen."

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

P-square Alleged Break Up: Paul Okoye confirms they are having issues, prays for God's intervention

Last saturday P-Square's publicist Bayo Adetu debunked the rumor that Peter and Paul Okoye were having issues and have parted ways (probably in hopes that things get better between them).

After having remained calm over the alleged break up Paul took to Facebook to confirm they were having issues when he posted a message saying he is hoping for better days and praying for God's intervention. Read his post below...

Manchester United sacks manager David Moyes

Manchester United have sacked manager David Moyes with immediate effect after owners, the Glazer family finally lost patience with the Scot.

The 50-year-old, who created a host of unwanted records during his brief stint at Old Trafford, becomes the first United manager to be dismissed since Ron Atkinson in 1986.

Announcing Moyes' departure on their official Twitter account, United added: "The club would like to place on record its thanks for the hard work, honesty and integrity he brought to the role."

Moyes had endured a torrid campaign in charge of the reigning Premier League champions, with Sunday's abject 2-0 loss to former club Everton guaranteeing that the Red Devils will miss out on a place in the Champions League next season.

Man U player-coach Ryan Giggs is expected to take charge of the club's next game at home against Norwich this coming Saturday.

There is even speculation that Sir Alex Ferguson could return to the dugout he vacated just a year ago.

Netherlands coach Louis Van Gaal, Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp, Atletico Madrid's manager Diego Simeone and Paris St-Germain's Laurent Blanc have already been tipped as possible successors to Moyes.

Photo: Rapper Olamide hangsout with Ekiti state governor

Olamide took to Instagram to share this photo of him with Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi.