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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Senate Probes Presidency On N1.3bn Budget On Feeding

The Presidency has explained that over N500 million had been budgeted for meals and refreshment in the 2012 budget largely due to the high volume of statutory meetings that are expected to hold in the Presidential villa.

Permanent Secretary in the State House, Tunji Olaopa said this in his presentation before a Senate Committee in defence of the N18.353 billion allocated in the 2012 budget for the State House.

The Senate Committee on Federal Character and Inter-governmental Affairs called the allocation outrageous.

“Is the purchase of residential furniture for N295 million for the residence of the president? Also you have N265 million for computers, you bought computers last year, do you still want to buy computers this year again?” the chairman of the committee, Senator Dahiru Awaisu Kuta (PDP, Niger East), queried.

Family And Friends Mounts Pressure On Rita Dominic To Marry?

Popular screen goddess, Rita Nwaturiocha Dominic, apart from having an alluring appeal that makes one feel welcome, her smooth, soft voice is sensuous, especially when she wears one of her red trade mark lipsticks, which she has traded for a more matured look for now.

Without mincing words, Rita is the fans’ delight anyday, anytime.

Rita's stage presence in movies largely draws from the emotions and passion with which she enraptures her audience, as she successfully interprets her roles to the last detail. Often as sweet as candy, she's got the looks such that one could at once feel she was born for the screens.

In the case at hand,this particular actress seems to be finding right men for marriage elusive. She was at a time said to be dating Nollywood bad boy,Jim Iyke,she was said to be very serious with him,but their love story was put on hold when Jim was not forthcoming with marriage proposal.

Although Rita denies her supposed relationship with Jim then by saying:
I'm not denying the fact that Jim and I are good friends. If you ask him if he could add somebody else to his family, he would add me to his family, likewise me. To me you can have a best friend that is a guy and there's nothing happening between you.I's just a pity that here when they see you guys talking or playing, they say you guys are going out.
Apart from Jim Iyke,she has been romantically linked with several other guys that yielded no fruit.

Court Frees Dimeji Bankole And Nafada On N38B Loan Scam

An Abuja High Court presided over by Justice Suleiman Belgore on Tuesday absolved the embattled former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole and his erstwhile Deputy, Bayero Nafada, of any crime by obtaining N38 billion loan from UBA for the payment of an enhanced package and running cost for members of the House of Representatives.
Bankole’s lawyers led by Chief Adegboyega Awomolo, a senior advocate of Nigeria, in an application brought before the court on behalf of the former Speaker and his Deputy for the quashing of the charges slammed against them by the Economic and Financoial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had argued that an account number issued by a bank cannot be said to be a property to be owned or entrusted as alleged in the charge for which Bankole and Nafada are being tried.
He stated that an account number cannot be subject to ownership.
In quashing the charge, Justice Belgore noted that the record increment in members’ allowance by obtaining the N38 billion loan was immoral, wrong and condemnable, especially given the abject poverty to which a great majority of Nigerians have been forced to exist under, but went on to hold that Bankole and Nafada had committed no crime.

Photos Of Uncivilized And Uncontacted Indian Tribe Who Still Walk About Naked

New world: A family from the Mashco-Piro Indian tribe in remote south-eastern Peru has been photographed up close for the first time
These incredible images are the closest ever recorded of a previously uncontacted Indian tribe in the remote forests of Peru.
Taken in Manú National Park, south-eastern Peru, these detailed images show the daily life of a family from the Mashco-Piro tribe.
The Mashco-Piro are known to inhabit the park, but sightings of them have increased in recent months.

Remote: A member of the uncontacted tribe holds a knife made from wood and a capybara tooth in this image
Remote: A member of the uncontacted tribe holds a knife made from wood and a capybara tooth in this image
Illegal logging in the park and low flying helicopters from nearby oil and gas projects has been blamed for driving the Indians from their forest homes.
The Mashco-Piro are one of around just 100 known uncontacted tribes who choose not to have contact with the outside world. They live a traditional life in the Peruvian forests and have little or no outside contact with the world.
Families within the tribes fashion tools from wood and other materials, including the teeth of animals.
In these pictures, the adults and children are wearing decorative loops around their wrists, knees and ankles - some of which can be used to carry tools.

Driver Kills 16-Year Old Girl For Refusing To Allow Him Rape Her Inside A School Bus

The police in Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria have arrested a private school bus driver for allegedly killing a 16-year old girl for refusing to allow him have sex with her inside a school bus.

The driver, identified as Godwin Etute, allegedly murdered the teenager called Tolu Gbadamosi, dumped her by the road side and drove off.

The 26-year old suspect was arrested by the police at Ikotun Division on a tip-off by someone who saw him when he dumped the victim and drove off.

The incident happened at Egbe in Alimosho area of Lagos State where both worked in a popular private school (name withheld).

P.M.NEWS gathered that Etute was employed as the school bus driver, while the late Gbadamosi also worked as auxiliary teacher who also assisted the driver to take school children with the bus to and from school.

Sources said her problem started when Etute attempted to woo her to have sex with him several times but she refused and told him that he had not tried sex with any man.

She insisted that she can only do that when she gets married.

She reported her encounter with Etute to her mom and few of her friends, P.M.NEWS learnt.

It was gathered that on the day of the incident, Etute drove the school bus to pick children to the school with Gbadamosi in the morning.

While only two of them were in the bus as they set out to pick the pupils, he alleged parked the bus by the roadside and attempted to forcefully have sex with the victim inside the school bus.

“When she refused, he grabbed her and tore her underwear, but the girl resisted him. And Etute started beating her,” an eyewitness said.

In anger, Etute allegedly brought out a screw driver and stabbed Tolu. She collapsed and died inside the school bus.

The police were later contacted and they arrested Etute.

The incident has thrown the management of the school and the family of the deceased into mourning.

When P.M.NEWS visited the school, the owner of the school was said to have gone to the police station in respect of the matter.

While at the Ikotun Station, a police source confirmed the incident and added that the matter will be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, Panti Yaba, Lagos after their preliminary investigation at Ikotun.

The Real Story: Inside Heidi Klum & Seal’s Sad Split (Photo)

The current issue of Us Magazine features the cover story ‘Behind Closed Doors – Heidi’s Private Hell.’  Obehi Okoawo's Blog reported this weekend that the almost seven year marriage of Heidi Klum and Seal was on the rocks.  The couple have four kids. Six year old Henry Samuel , five year old Johan Samuel and two year old Lou Samuel . Seal adopted The Project Runway star’s daughter Leni Samuel – aged 7 – when they got married in 2005.
Us Magazine claims that Heidi was stuck in hell during their marriage.  There were vicious fights, jealousy and their four children were caught in the middle.  They go on to say that Heidi and Seal’s perfect marriage was just a facade.
It is really hard to believe that is the case, Seal was on Ellen DeGeneres less than 24 hours after announcing his split and had nothing but good things to say about Heidi.  As a matter of face Seal was still wearing his wedding ring.   So maybe there is hope for the couple’s marriage.  One thing for certain only Heidi and Seal know what happened, not the magazine.  People’s cover story also claims they have the inside details on why the couple split.  This is all just speculation on their part!  What do you think, is this just groundless speculation by US to sell magazines?  Sound out in the comments below!

Explosive Confessions! About Jennifer Lopez‘s shady boy toy, Casper Smart

The current issue of Reality Magazine features the cover story ‘Explosive Confessions!’  The new reality magazine claims to have explosive confessions on three popular television celebs.  They have the details on Jennifer Lopez‘s shady boy toy Casper Smart and how he is using her to get on idol.
Reality TV has the scoopExplosive Confessions! Teen Mom Kailyn reveals to friends how Jenelle stole her man and her money. Simon Cowell tells RW what really went on on his babe-filled vacation.  Plus, never-before-seen pics from the Kardashian’s family album, Mario Batali’s chocolate chip cannoli recipe, and we’ll examine whether J.Lo’s boy toy is just using her to get on TV!
The magazine also claims that Kourtney Kardashian who is expecting baby number two with her boyfriend Scott Disick is in shock.   Scott’s sexy new bombshell has been revealed and of course the magazine has the information.  They also have a Kardashian family album that has never been seen before.
People are obsessed with reality TV – even if you don’t watch reality television, it’s becoming increasingly hard to avoid.   American’s are hooked so what better idea than a reality magazine.  Reality magazine claims when it comes to reality TV, they are the one place you can get all the details you crave about Reality TV.  So to find out all this and more pick up a copy of the new magazine and let us know what you think of it!

Brad Pitt Fears For His Daughter Shiloh, 'Tomboy's Look'

The current issue of Life & Style magazine features the cover story ‘Brad Fears for Shiloh.’  Brad Pitt‘s daughter with Angelina Jolie, Shiloh recently had her hair cut shorter than ever and the magazine is claiming that Brad is afraid she will be ridiculed.  Because of Shiloh’s habit of dressing like a boy the press has made cruel and snide remarks so Brad is frightened for Shiloh.
Media outlets have printed their concern that Shiloh’s desire to dress like her brothers will lead to gender identity issues.  This is just the same old news that the tabloids have been printing for the past year.
Angelina came out a year ago and defended Shiloh’s style saying,  
“I think she (Shiloh) is fascinating, the choices she is making. And I would never be the kind of parent to force somebody to be something they are not. I think that is just bad parenting… Children should be allowed to express themselves in whatever way they wish without anybody judging them because it is an important part of their growth. Society always has something to learn when it comes to the way we judge each other, label each other. We have far to go.”
Shiloh’s just going through a harmless phase, she has two brothers so she wants to be like them.   What do you think?  Sound out in the comments below!
Also included in this week’s issue the magazine claims that Johnny Depp has moved out on Vanessa Paradis and Heidi Klum’s husband is a bully and that is why she is divorcing him.
To find out all this and more pick up the current issue of Life & Style, on stands now!

Actress Uche Jombo's Ex Boyfriend In Hot Romance With Ex-Wife Of Ini Edo's Hubby!

Actress Uche Jombo's Ex Boyfriend In Hot Romance With Ex-Wife Of Ini Edo's Hubby!
Ruth Okoro is the ex wife of Phillip Ehiagwina,the man who married actress Ini Edo amid controversy a few years back.

Ikechukwu plays in the national team, is spain based and ex boyfriend of actress Uche Jombo.
Nice movie script you say?unfortunately what you are about to read is not a movie script,this picture was taken in yankee n when the footballer paid the new love of his life a visit.

I wish these love birds the best and refuse to heed  olofofos advice that "them love go soon burn out like candle for wind. Just dey count oh"

.....Sebi the popular adage says "love  is blind". In their case it is indeed blind. May the wind never blow their way in Jesus name!
Love extraordinary eeeeeeh!


SSS Arrests Former Governor Of Kano State, Shekarau Over Alleged Links With Boko Haram

Former governor of Kano State and presidential candidate of the All Nigeria Peoples Party in last April's general election, Ibrahim Shekarau, has been arrested by the State Security Service.

Details of the arrest is still sketchy and it is not clear why the former governor is being held.

A security source however said it has to do with some allegations that he had some links with the extremist Boko Haram sect. 

When contacted, spokesperson for the SSS, Maryln Ogar, said she was not aware that Mr. Shekarau had been arrested by her organisation.

We however learnt the former governor has since been released and has returned to Kano.

Source: Premium Times

Nollywood Actress, Stephanie Okereke's First Marriage Declared Null And Void By Judge

The controversial marriage between Alist actress Stephanie Okereke and ex footballer chikelu has been annulled by Justice Phillips of the lagos high court and rendered null and void with a loud bang of the judges hammer on the table!
 "The annullment was pronounced on Friday December 9,2011 with the judge telling Stephanie the marriage was not valid because as at the time their union was conducted in a court registry,he(chikelu)was still legally married to another woman in the US.....a news which took many by suprise.
Continuing,the actress was told she could no longer be referred to as chikelu's ex wife if the marriage never took place in the first instance".
 In other words Stephanie can no longer be referred to as a divorcee...Stunned by this revelation and armed with the good news that stephanie had fixed a February wedding with her boo Mr. Linus Idahosa,I contacted the actress to pass on good wishes and to solicit for an invite to the february wedding But her cellphone was switched off and olofofos explained why:::"She's probably not taking any calls at the moment and has been telling people that their wedding is not in February
"The olofofos continue"she was recently spotted with her beau explaining to some friends who wanted to know why they didn't get an invite and their explanation was that the wedding invites would soon be out but definitely not a febuary wedding'':
Actress Stephanie okereke shocked her fans and family when she married the ex-footballer in a hush hush court registry a few years back but the union barely survived a year and the couple parted ways. The actress also repeatedly stated in interviews that there was no traditional marriage and no bride price was paid.
Stephanie who has been dating Linus Idahosa, the CEO of Del-York International,got every womans dream proposal when linus went down on one knee on her birthday in 2010 and asked her to marry him.
Stephanie aside from acting and being a brand name to some international firms also runs her own producrion company called nextpage production whilst her boo linus idahosa is an international media
consultant with global repute and has clients in the US,nigeria, and enjoys patronage from some of the biggest blue chip companies in Nigeria.
The couple are planning an -out-of-this-world wedding but have refused to reveal venue or date.
Abeg, if you see Stephanie, tell her to drop my invite to her wedding, so i can witness their celebration of love with my two korokoro eyes.

Bez Goes Global! Becomes First Nigerian Artist To Premiere A Music Video On BET’s 106 And Park

Bez Goes Global! Becomes First Nigerian Artist To Premiere A Music Video On BET’s 106 And Park
Just a few days ago, his video "More You" aired on BET's 106 & Park and now Bez is stomping onto new territory as the video for "That Stupid Song" featuring Praiz will celebrate its world premiere on the famous BET countdown show today – 31st January 2012 and the time is 7:00pm.

Do make it a date with him.

Muslims Disown Boko Haram

The Muslim Ummah of Southwest (MUSWEN) has dissociated itself from the activities of the Boko Haram sect. 
The group condemned the sect for unleashing violence on the nation, including the killing and maiming of innocent people. 
The communique by its President and Executive Secretary, Prof Daud Noibi and Prof Ishaq Oloyede, decried the sect's violent activities.
According to the Nations Newspaper:
MUSWEN noted that Boko Haram's activities have no place in Islam, the religion it described as peace-loving.
The communique reads: "We repeat unequivocally our earlier condemnation of the use of violence to settle scores in the Nigerian polity and dissociate ourselves from all the dastardly acts claimed by the group, known as Boko Haram.
"We declare that the violent activities of the group are against the dictates of Islam, which is a religion of peace, and the group, therefore, is not representative of the Muslims in Southwest Nigeria and the country as a whole.
"Religious ignorance, indoctrination, provocation and intolerance should be seriously and frontally tackled."
To tackle these challenges, MUSWEN urged the Federal Government to make Islamic Studies and Christian Religious Studies compulsory up to secondary school level, saying this would enhance moral values and instil the fear of God in youths.

Aso Rock To Spend "N18.4Bn" On Fuel, Lubricants And Telephone In 2012

THE Presidential Villa, otherwise known as Aso Rock, will spend about N18.36 billion this year for fuel and lubricants.
Also, N237,370,200 will be spent by the State House headquarters. Of this figure, the office of the President will spend N168.722 million for fuel and lubricants, while N68,647,329 will be spent on lubricants by the Vice President.
Accordind to Vanguard Newspaper:
The State House is also expected to spend N75, 131,589 on plants and generators for both the headquarters and that of the Vice President, with the headquarters spending N54,329,366 while the Vice President will spend N20,802,589 on fuel for generators alone.
The Presidency in the budget for the year would spend N577.543 million to replace aged vehicles in the presidential fleet while N15, 215, 500 has been earmarked for maintenance of plants and generators, N137,827,111 for the maintenance of office/IT equipment, N382,317,777 for maintenance of motor vehicle/transport equipment and N122,466,733 for other maintenance services.

Edo State Attorney-General And Commissioner For Justice Sentenced To 30 Days In Prison For Contempt Of Court

The Federal High Court in Benin yesterday sentenced Edo State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Dr. Osagie Obayuwana, to one month jail for contempt in a case pending against him before the court.
Justice Adamu Hobon, who sentenced Obayuwana, had last week adjourned till yesterday for the hearing of committal proceedings against the attorney-general. At that sitting, Hobon had expressed concern over Obayuwana's continued absence in court despite an earlier order directing him to appear in person over the case.
Consequently, the court ordered the commissioner of police to execute the bench warrant by effecting Obayuwana's arrest.
Even as the case came up for hearing yesterday, Obayuwana was absent, which eventually forced the court to sentence him in his absence.
The committal proceedings was brought against the attorney-general and  the State Secretary of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Chief Osaro Idah, by Churchgate Industries Limited over the state government's alleged refusal to obey an injunction given against it in 2003 by the Federal High Court, Benin City.
The court had, upon hearing the case instituted by Churchgate, restrained the government from interfering with the management of Bendel Brewery Limited. The company was said to be the core investor following a privatisation agreement between the state and Churchgate in 1992.
The injunction of the Federal High Court was later upheld by the Court of Appeal, Benin on October 17, 2006, which dismissed the appeal filed by the government for lack of merit.
It was gathered that dispute arose between Churchgate and the government in 2003 over the management of Bendel Brewery, previously owned and managed by Edo State government.
Thereafter the control of the brewery was transferred to Churchgate in 1992 under a privatisation agreement, which gave 51 per cent equity to Churchgate, leaving the state with 24 per cent and 19 per cent to the public.
The recent dispute was ignited when the state attempted to reassume management of the brewery despite the pendency of the privatisation agreement.
Confirming the sentence, Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Umar Manko, said though he did not personally arrest attorney-general, it was the judge's insistence that jailed him.
"I did not arrest him. I am in Abuja, but I was told that that the man reported himself in court and despite intervention of some people, the judge insisted that they should remand the man in prison", he said.
He disclosed that last week, the court registrar actually brought a warrant of arrest to his office and he told them that this matter was better settled between the state government and Churchgate, adding, "The police did not play any role at all in the matter."

Nigerian Artist, Ng Onyeukwu Wins Multiple Awards At GAMA Awards! Checkout The Complete List Of Winners

The 1st Global African music awards unveiled its winners list and the big star of the night went to Nigerian artist, Ng(Don Zubi Entertainment). He picked up GOLD for Best African Male Artist, Best Collaboration with Kelly Handsome and tied for Song of The Year with Dare David. He also walked away with a Silver award in the Best R&B artist.
The rest of the wins was very well spread out to other outstanding artists.
All GOLD winners automatically qualify for the Global indie music awards, Bite My Music Global Awards which begins on February 29th and features musicians from more than 50 countries.Gold winners also win a special crystal award while all nominees and Silver & Bronze winners receive special certificates.
The unique and colorful music awards platform garnered submissions and nominees not only from the African continent but also musicians from all across the globe.The GAMA was organized by Saintz & Sinnerz and King Lhota of African Asia Radio and TV (ARTAM).
The following are the full list of winners:

40-Year Old Nigerian Gets 18 Years Jail Term In Canada For $1.5Million Credit Fraud

A Canadian man accused of masterminding one of the largest high-tech bank robberies in U.S. history was sentenced to nearly 18 years in prison on Monday following a years-long investigation into fake debt collection agencies that prosecutors say stole the identities of about 38,000 people.
Adekunle Adetiloye was accused of organizing a scheme to open nearly 600 fraudulent bank accounts and bilk 22 major banks, potentially costing credit card firms and banks up to $5 million. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nick Chase in North Dakota, where the case was handled, said the 40-year-old had an "insatiable hunger for other people's money."
Defense attorneys had argued that their client, the only person charged in the case, was a "marginal and minimal participant" whose role was to handle mail and withdraw money from ATMs. But prosecutors and the judge believed he was central to the scheme.
Investigators said Adetiloye incorporated two different companies in Delaware - Syspac Financial Services and Commet Consultant Inc. - that claimed to be debt collection companies. He gained access to commercial data providers, including large-scale outfits LexisNexis and ChoicePoint that only allow access to law enforcement, financial services and debt collection companies.
With access to those data providers, Adetiloye and others obtained the personal identification information to about 38,000 people, most of whom were medical professionals, and used that information to open credit card, debit and checking accounts, prosecutors said.
Those data providers said it was only the second such breach of that scale.
"Characterizing this fraud scheme as massive, if anything, is an understatement," Chase said in court documents.

Billionaire Business-Man, Ambassador Antonio Dehinde Fernandez Abandons Properties In Kano

Some couple of weeks ago a Boko Haram leader and his pregnant wife were kill in a 5-hour gun battle close to the farm and horse stable of Chief Deinde Fernandez, who is also Garsan Fulanin Kano, a traditional title in the Kano emirate.
He is married to a beautiful woman from Kano, Haleema Fernandez. Billionaire business man and one of Africa's richest men, His Excellency Ambassador Antonio Deinde Fernandez built one of the biggest palatial homes in the state, a two-storey building replica of one of his homes in Europe located on Alu Crescent. He also acquired quite a number of properties in the state, including one of the largest horse stables in the country, which he has since abandoned, horses taken away.
The billionaire hasn't been back home in a while, leaving his properties to rot, and with the crisis going on in the North, he will probably not be back anytime soon.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Amber Rose Trying To Steal Mike Tyson's Look With A Huge Tattoo On Her Face

Amber Rose Trying To Steal Mike Tyson's Look With A Huge Tattoo On Her Face
With her beautiful shaved head and dangerous curves often on show in daring outfits, Amber Rose appears to have had her face tattooed.
Amber Rose Trying To Steal Mike Tyson's Look With A Huge Tattoo On Her Face
The 28-year-old model and aspiring singer was seen sporting a tribal design around her left eye, very similar to that of former heavyweight champion of the world Mike Tyson as she hosted a party in Miami, Florida over the weekend with boyfriend rapper Wiz Khalifa.
Amber Rose Trying To Steal Mike Tyson's Look With A Huge Tattoo On Her Face
The etching Mike Tyson's tattoo, is a tribal design also located on the left hand side of his face.

Is she trying to seal Tyson's look? What do think of Amber's face tattoo?

National Sports Commission, Patrick Ekeji Spent "1.2M" To Open A Facebook Account

The House of Representatives has summoned the Director General of the National Sports Commission (NSC), Chief Patrick Ekeji for him to explain the Commission's expenditures, including N1.2 million for Facebook account.

In a high profile investigation panel set up by the House of Representatives over allegations of financial misappropriation and abuse of office, Chief Ekeji would explain how the N3.7 billion that was advanced to the Commission for the 10th All Africa Games held in Maputo in 2011 was expended.

"He (Chief Ekeji) is expected to defend how he transferred monies to 19 sports federation; N1,200,000.00 (One million, two hundred thousand naira) used in opening Facebook account for the National Sport Commission; N182, 124, 179,000.00 used in rehabilitating the National Stadium in Lagos, and another N117,875,820.95 used in rehabilitating the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium (Liberty Stadium) Ibadan.

Ekeji will also provide warrant of approval by President Goodluck Jonathan for him to expend the sum of N350,000,000.00 from the yet to be approved 2012 Budget for the London 2012 Olympic Game.

Please What Are These Models Wearing?

Last week was fashion week in France, but designers there know as well as any others that the best way to draw attention to your collection is to flash a lot of flesh. And so all these bizarre gowns were on display.

So Somebody Actually Wore This To An Award Nite?

She's barely known outside her native France but certainly made an impression at last night's NRJ Awards.

Her name is Shy'm and she is 26-year-old.

Ooh La La! French singer Shy'm turned to tonight's NRJ Awards at the at the Palais des Festivals et des Congres in Cannes wearing a transparent plastic corset

Her stunning figure was on full display - though to an extreme which might make viewing her performance before the watershed a little questionable.

Shy'm wore a toga-like white sheet around her waist to form a skirt, creating a Grecian-style effect- and bared a great deal of thigh in the process.

The singer's corset looked like it might have been custom-moulded to fit her perfectly.

Al-Mustapha And Shofolahan Sentenced To Death By Hanging For The Murder Of Kudirat Abiola

A Lagos High Court on Monday sentenced to death by hanging Maj. Hamza Al-Mustapha, the Chief Security Officer to the late Gen. Sani Abacha, for the murder of a pro-democracy activist, Mrs. Kudirat Abiola.
Kudirat was one of the wives of the late Chief MKO Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.
Justice Mojisola Dada sentenced Al-Mustapha, along with Kudirat's aide, Lateef Shofolahan.
Dada said that evidence before the court was weighty and showed that the duo conspired and killed Kudirat on June 4, 1996, near the Ikeja end of the former Lagos-Ibadan Toll Gate.
The judge said that the prosecution proved beyond reasonable doubts that the duo met between March 1995 and June 4, 1996 to plot the murder of  Kudirat.
She said that the court believed the evidence of the first prosecution witness, Barnabas Jabila  (a.k.a. Sgt. Rogers), that the murder was plotted at the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos.
Dada also said that the court believed Jabila's evidence that Al-Mustapha gave him (Jabila) his personal gun to shot Kudirat inside her white Mercedez Benz Beast, near the toll gate.
``The second defendant willingly handed over Kudirat Abiola to her killer. The court is a fact-finding tribunal which must be seen to be doing its work without any bias and ambiguity.
`` The first and second defendants jointly agreed to kill Kudirat Abiola. The defendants are found guilty of conspiracy and murder.
`` The evidence is so weighty that the court has no doubts.  The defendants are, therefore, found guilty, as charged.
``The light shines in darkness and darkness comprehends it not. Those who shed blood are those who fear death most.
``The defendants are accordingly sentenced to death by hanging until they are proved dead,'' the judge held.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the prosecution team led by the Solicitor-General of Lagos State, Mr. Lawal Pedro, expressed satisfaction at the judgment.
However, the defence team, led by Mr. Olalekan Ojo, said  it would appeal against the judgment.
The judgment was delivered under tight security.

Sahara Reporters Replys President Jonathan On Patience Jonathan's 32 Delegates To AU Summit

Sahara Reporters has replied presidential spokesman, Dr. Reuben abati, that it lied in a report it carried that the President, Dr. Goodluck Jonahtna, contrary to his promise of cutting spending on foreign trips, went to the African Union Summit that ended today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with a delegation that did not fulfill his pledge.
According to the reply written by Omoyele Sowore, Sahara Reporters accused abati of being economical with the truth by not stating the fact that the First Lady was also attending another fringe meeting on the side of the AU meeting involving First Ladies of other countries and thus had her own entourage.
Sahara Reporters put the entourage of the First Lady at 32, which was the total number of delegates Abati said was on the trip to Ethiopia.
The publication challenged Abati to make available to Nigerians the names and designations of those officially on the trip to Ethiopia with Jonathan to prove that the delegation was indeed not more than 32.
The letter by Sowore reads:
"Dear Reuben Abati,
"I read your cleverly written letter to me regarding our latest report on President Goodluck Jonathan's junket to Ethiopia. In writing what purports to be a rejoinder, you deliberately left out details of our sms exchanges on the same issue. That omission, I suggest, was an attempt to evade the central issue raised in our report. Instead of confronting that issue – the list of delegates invited and sponsored by the Jonathan administration and his wife to Ethiopia – you chose to play a semantic game over what is a straight forward issue. I'll respond to your rejoinder pointedly.
"1. You sent me a text message on Friday claiming that our report on the Ethiopia trip was false and malicious because, according to you, there was a "mix up" somewhere. I quickly responded, telling you that a truthful report could never be malicious. Thereafter, you sent another text saying you didn't mean to criticize the report, but wanted to put matters straight. You proceeded to explain that there was only "one delegation" led by the president to Addis Ababa and that the number of people on the list was far lower than we reported. I quickly requested for the list. You responded by claiming that it was in your bag at your hotel room. However, you curiously sent another text claiming you couldn't reach some people involved in getting the list as it was "past midnight" in Addis Ababa. My last text to you was a reminder that I would be waiting for your response regarding the list and size of the delegation. That response never came; instead, you released this letter that pretends to be a refutation, but is rather an attempt at obfuscation.
"2. You claimed that there was a single list of delegates to Ethiopia. That claim amounts to a puerile effort to conceal the fact that Mrs. Patience Jonathan was attending a program of African First Ladies which was different from the AU summit being attended by President Jonathan. This meant that the "First Lady" was traveling with a retinue of staff, associates and hangers-on to aid or support her "official" activities at a separate event from that of President Jonathan.

New Acting IG Of Police Losses Wife, Maryam Abubakar To Cancer

Wife of the newly appointed Inspector General of Police Mohammed Abubakar has died in Kano. Hajiya Maryam Abubakar  died of cancer in a local clinic in Kano. 

Family sources confirmed that she had battled with cancer for a while. She will be buried according to Muslim rites today.

May her soul rest in peace, Amen.

Christina Aguilera Had Fake Tan Spilling All Over Her Legs During Her Powerful Performance At Etta James's Funeral

Christina Aguilera must have been feeling the pressure of performing at the funeral of soul legend Etta James.

The singer was left red faced after a very unusual  malfunction at the star studded farewell at the Bishop Noel Jones City of Refuge in Gardena, California.

It wasn't just the 31-year-old's eyes that were running as she sang.

The Voice judge seemingly over did it with the fake tan and the result was unpleasant streaks down her leg.

As the blonde bombshell belted out a rendition of Etta's most popular song, At Last, lines of fake tan could be seen streaked down the inside of her thigh, across her shin.

It appeared Miss Aguilera was aware that something was awry as she attempted to subtly wipe her legs with the sleeve of her jacket just before she began to sing.
Christina Aguilera must have been feeling the pressure of performing at the funeral of soul legend Etta James.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Kefee's Ex-Husband, Alec Godwin Has Remarried

Kefee's Ex-Husband, Alec Godwin Has Remarried
Nigeria's gospel singer of the popular Branama fame Kefee is still officially single and even rumoured to be pregnant out of wedlock while her ex-husband and music producer, Alec Godwin who has obviously moved on has officially remarried.
He got married yesterday Saturday January 28th, in the presence of few family and friends. And has quickly changed his profile picture on Facebook to that of his beautiful bride with the inscription: "My Love" while his status has also been changed to "Married".
Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Alec Godwin.

President Jonathan Responds To Sahara Reporters On Allegations Of Patience Jonathan's 32 Delegates To AU Summit

Sahara Reporters reported some days ago that Nigeria's First Lady, Patience Jonathan took 32 delegates to AU conference; special adviser to the president on Media & publicity, Reuben Abati has issued a press statement. And it reads:

Dear Omoyele Sowore,
RE: Sahara Reporters on "Culture of Waste and Insensitivity" and the 18th AU Summit
I observe that you have made no effort, following my earlier explanations, to amend your story titled "Culture of Waste And Insensitivity Continues As Mrs. Jonathan Arrives Addis Ababa With 32 Aides" (Sahara Reporters), and have allowed your readers to rely on deliberate misinformation. The story in question does not reflect the true state of affairs with regard to the President's delegation to the 18th annual African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I therefore want to set the records straight by making the following observations:

1. There is only one Nigerian Delegation to this summit not two as your report suggests. Specifically, the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, has no delegation, official or unofficial, to this summit, and she did not arrive in Addis Ababa with "32 aides."
2. You correctly reported that Mr. President travelled with a "25-person delegation to Addis Ababa for the 18th African Union Summit" but after salting your story with a dash of hype and peppering it with innuendo you have managed to cook up the impression that there are 57 Nigerian delegates in Addis Ababa. This is not fair.

We Will Attack Sokoto Next ---Says Boko Haram

ABUL-Qaqa, the spokesman of the Jama'atu Ahlis Sunnati Lidda'awati Wal Jihad, also known as Boko Haram, yesterday, alleged that security agents have arrested "many" of its members in Sokoto and called for their immediate release.

He however, urged senior citizens in Sokoto and other neighbouring states to intervene in order to avert the replication of what he described as "the big attack in Kano State."

Qaqa, who spoke to journalists on phone yesterday said: "This is an open letter to the emir of Sokoto (Sultan of Sokoto) Alhaji Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar 111, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal and the Acting Governor of Sokoto State.

How A Jealous Wife Mistakenly Burnt $1.2m Cash Notes

How A Jealous Wife Mistakenly Burnt $1.2m Cash Notes
A 24 year old tempered woman has allegedly burnt to ashes cash notes of $1, 230, 890, local media reports in Houston.

The woman who has been on the trail of his promiscous husband for more than a year and also accusing him of secret attempts to file for divorce got infuriated when a secret delivery was discovered hidden in their condo - separated away from their building.

Casey Bullocks, 24 on hearing reports that the husband Andy Bullocks a 40 year old investment banker was hiding secret gifts from a secret lover burnt down the entire condo without recourse to evident clarification.

Local media suggests that Houston police are attempting to reach Andy for confirmation and possible charges to be filed against Casey, who according to police is unsure of the whereabout of Andy since New Year's day.

"We are still looking at the case as we are unsure of what a huge sum of money could be doing in such a dilapilated building prior to the incidence, investigations are still on and the alleged victim could be the smoking gun himself" a police spokeswoman speaking on condition of anonymity said.

Madonna's Charity, Set To Construct 10 Schools In Malawi

Nearly six years after it was created, Madonna's Raising Malawi charity is set to break ground on the construction of schools in the impoverished country, but they will be run by the local community, not the superstar's organization.
According to organizers, work on the first school will start on March 30 in the Kasungu area, about 80 miles from the capital of Lilongwe, and all of the schools should be built by June 2013. Raising Malawi is providing $300,000 to the non-governmental organization buildOn to develop the schools. They'll serve about 1,000 boys and girls in the southern African nation.

President Yayi Boni Of Benin Republic "Defeats" Nigeria's President Jonathan To Become AU Chairman

The President of Benin republic, Yayi Boni, has been elected as the chairman of the African Union (AU) after a group of West African nations led by Ghana opposed the candidature of Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan.
Boni will be taking over the chairmanship of the African Union (AU) from Equatorial Guinea's dictator Teodoro Obiang Nguema.
Mr. Jonathan had injected himself into the contest as a last minute attempt to become the chair of AU but his effort was stoutly opposed by Ghana leading several West African nations that claimed Mr. Boni's nomination was already agreed upon at a mini-summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
It was not clear if Mr. Jonathan withdrew his candidature after ECOWAS member states blocked his bid to become the AU chair. However, Mr. Boni was announced as the new chair of the African Union and takes over as Chairman at the 18th AU Summit in Addis Ababa today.

Ruggedman Place On Bed Rest After He Slumped And Passed-Out

What would have resulted in another sad story in Nigeria's Entertainment Industry was averted on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 when one of Nigeria's Ace rapper and award winning star, Michael Stevens a.k.a Ruggedman Slumped and collapsed all of a sudden and was rushed to the hospital.
According to sources, the rapper has been having small but constant headaches for days before the incident occurred. We learnt he was placed on treatments and was later discharged. He is currently at home where he is been attended to.
Seriously pray you get better.

Student Orders Textbook On Terrorism From Amazon Bookstore And Gets $400 Bag Of Cocaine As Bonus

Student Orders Textbook On Terrorism From Amazon Bookstore And Gets $400 Bag Of Cocaine As Bonus
According to Yahoo News:

Sophia Stockton, a junior at the MidAmerica Nazarene University in Kansas, ordered a copy of Understanding Terrorism: Challenges, Perspectives and Issues from the retailer's website. Upon coming across the curious bag of white powder, she took it to authorities who immediately examined the substance, and determined it was a Schedule II drug.

The book she received was marked "used," which usually indicates an item is shipping from a third-party Amazon Marketplace reseller. But Stockton says she's positive the book came directly from the website, and it was even sealed in Amazon packaging when it arrived.

Without an official response from Amazon, we could only guess how a bag of cocaine got in between the pages of a textbook, though authorities are currently investigating its possible sources. We can only hope that no other stashes of illegal substances make their way to unsuspecting buyers in the mean time.

This Is A Must Read! Some Of The Challenges We Are Bound To Face In Life

This Is A Must Read! Some Of The Challenges We Are Bound To Face In Life
I am not here to talk just about making a living, but making a positive change in your life and in your environment. if only you know that everything is within your reach, you will agree with me that the answer to what you need in life is in your hand. You do not have any limitation. We all have something in our hands that will lead us to the point we desire. All you have to do is to decide what you need to do with what you have in your hands.
Most times in our lives, when we are faced with the critical question of what to do with the dreams in our hands, we tend to look for someone who is already made to help us. Yes, you might need help to do certain thing, but your readiness and sincerity to yourself will go a long way to realising your dreams, if only you always remember that the answer to each question is also in your hands.

We all have dreams, it's just that some of us do not know we have. Situations and circumstances of life can never be fair. Whatever you do with your life is entirely yours.

Let me tell you a story about this. One day, I walked up to my mother with a clenched fist trying to outwit her. "Mom, what do I have in my hands?"

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