A petrol tanker lost its brake and exploded at Asaba park, Onitsha, killing 50 people today. Sad news!
Sunday, 31 May 2015
At least four persons were reportedly injured with one losing a whole arm in the explosion, witnesses disclosed. The blast occurred at a market called Kasuwan-Gamboru near the headquarters of the Nigeria Customs Service.
UK's Open Heavens Television, aka "OHTV"s hit Nigerian show Naija Bites, started is new season a few weeks ago. Showcasing the best of Nigerian cuisine to the outside world, it hosts an array of celebrities and well know personalities to spice up the scene, as they join the show hosts in whipping up the days Nigerian food. The season opened with Academy Award winner and celebrity American actress - Mo'Nique.
A thanksgiving service for former President Goodluck Jonathan & Dame Patience Jonathan, was held today, May 30 at St. Peter's Ang. Church, Yenagoa, Bayelsa state. See photos…
Secretary of State John Kerry was helicoptered to a Swiss hospital Sunday after a bike crash outside of Geneva, where he had been holding nuclear talks with Iran's foreign minister. Kerry suffered a likely leg injury, but did not lose consciousness, State Department spokesman John Kirby said. The top American diplomat was in stable condition.
Pop star, Kcee and female singer, Gina are on the cover of glamorous Jasmine Magazine’s latest edition, where they reveal untold stories about their private lives and careers. Actor, IK Ogbonna appeared in inside cover, discussing about his fashion, lifestyle and female fans. Actress, Maureen Ihua also made statement inside the magazine. Professor Remi Sonaiya, 2015 aspirant for the presidential election, reveals why she ventured into the number 1 position in Nigeria. See more...
The media war between football star, Emmanuel Adebayor and his family is not getting anywhere close to being settled. His brother, Rotimi Adebayor who was accused of stealing phones has granted an interview with Sun Newspaper to tell his own side of the story. Continue…
The EFCC wanted former Governor of Adamawa State, Admiral Murtala Nyako (retd.), returned to Nigeria on Saturday. Nyako, who arrived from London on a Lufthansa Airline flight, landed at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, around 4:42pm. The former governor was received at the airport by former governor of Gombe State, Sen. Danjuma Goje; former governor of Zamfara State, Sen. Sani Yerima; his son, Abdulazeez, and other political allies.
The picture above alleged to be that of President Muhammadu Buhari’s son, Yusuf Buhari and girlfriend has gone viral on Nigerian social media in the past two days. They may have striking resemblance but that is not Yusuf. The real person has made a comment available on social media. Continue ti read…
Saturday, 30 May 2015
Dear Governor T A Orji,
By the time this letter is brought to your attention you must have vacated or about to vacate the Government house in Umuahia as the Governor of Abia state after 8 years of misrule and incompetence .It was Shakespear who once wrote that “the evil that men do lives after them'. It is my wish and I believe that of millions of Abia citizens both at home and here in diaspora that the evil you perpetrated and unleashed on the people of that state continue to follow you wherever you go and that you be constantly reminded by everyone you meet or associate with of what you did. It is also in that light that I am writing this letter so that it will be a constant reminder to you and to generations unborn that there was once a Governor like you who raped his state of its resources and finances and left it bankrupt, underdeveloped and ghetto like.
The pensioners in Kano state civil service have dragged former governor of the state, Rabiu Kwankwaso to the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, (EFCC), demanding the repatriation of N2 billion pension money allegedly deposited by the former governor in a failed bank.
A particular young man, Steve Onyebuchi, who is based in Canada has allegedly stalked top actors in Nollywood, making sexual advances at them. Although Yul Edochie was the very first person to raise the alarm, actors Jnr Pope Odonwodo, John Paul Nwadikeh have all cried out over Mr. Onyebuchi’s advances. Right now, Desmond Elliot has revealed that the same guy has been after him, stalking his phones, websites and social media handles for seven months now. Mr. Elliot, a member of Lagos State House of Assembly is asking around for a lawyer who can track down Mr. Onyebuchi. Continue…
Few hours after the takeover of the Mohammadu Buhari administration and the successful swearing ceremony of Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State, the Boko Haram insurgents made a daring attempt to lunch a heavy attack on Maiduguri metropolis.
The Kaduna state governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, his deputy, Mr. Barnabas Bala, were on Friday sworn-in as the 22nd governor of the state. El-Rufai immediately announced that he and his deputy would reduce their salaries by 50 per cent because of the nation’s dwindling economy.
Prolific filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan, Baba Dee Tee Jay and others had fun last night playing at the Lagos Islanders vs Warriors basketball game, at Landmark Centre Interior Court
Former President, Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience arrived Otuoke, Bayelsa state yesterday. He got a grand homecoming reception from his people in Yenagoa, the state capital. See photos...
I wasn’t born in 1960. So, I have no memories of the euphoria of the first Independence Day. My early memories of independence are the celebrations in the small government school I attended. My well starched and ironed school uniform, national flags made of paper, singing the National Anthem, and a speech by the headmistress were the highlights. In my final year, I was allowed to pin a small flag on my shirt and hold a slightly bigger one in front of the school because I was a school prefect. Those were proud moments! Even after so many years, the pride still remains. It is totally different today.
Friday, 29 May 2015
Officials were spared a second vote by the withdrawal of Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, as he concedes defeat. Therefore, Sepp Blatter is re-elected for a fifth term as FIFA president. Congrats to him!
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The First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari stepped out with her daughter and step daughters, (pictured above), at the Inauguration ceremony which took place at Eagles Square in Abuja on Friday, May 29, 2015.
Muhammadu Buhari has after taking his oath of office was sworn-in by Chief Justice of the Federation, Mahmud Mohammed, as the President of Federal Republic of Nigeria. Congrats to him. See more photos...
"A New Nigeria is Possible Beginning Today" - Democracy Day Statement by National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu
May 29, 2015, shall be recorded in our history as the moment when democracy finally was allowed to participate in Democracy Day. The reason for this is the legion of average Nigerians who voted to make this happen. Should any of you wish to see a true hero of democracy, don’t fret. Just look in the nearest mirror.
A robbery gang, which specialised in disguising as bank customers and robbing unsuspecting wealthy bank patrons, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command. The three-man gang, which allegedly operated in the FESTAC Town area, was nabbed by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad after one of their victims reported his encounter with them to the police.
United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc was on Wednesday conferred with the Corporate Citizens Award by Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). The award, which was in the Extensive Compliance Category, seeks to promote the culture of good corporate governance in the Nigerian environment.
Nollywood actress, Uche Jombo-Rodriguez and her husband have welcome their first child, a boy during the early hours of Friday, May 29.
Thursday, 28 May 2015
It has been alleged that soldiers deployed to protect President Goodluck Jonathan’s private residence in Otuoke, Bayelsa state, on Thursday harassed and detained a Punch reporter, Simon Utebor, for attempting to take pictures of the president’s house.
The Minister of Agriculture Akinwunmi Adesina has been elected the 8th President of the African Development Bank after an election that held in Cote D'Ivoire on Thursday, May 28.
If the massive participation of film industry practitioners in the stakeholders’ meetings organized by Audio Visual Rights Society of Nigeria (AVRS) in Kano and Abuja, penultimate week, is anything to go by, then the campaign for respect for intellectual property in Nigeria could very well have assumed a more serious nationwide dimension.
Despite the present boom in the culture and music industries of Africa, the major challenge facing the industries remains how tofind ways to sustain the growth and spread the benefits to larger layers of the society through significant job creation and poverty alleviation.