Thursday, January 31, 2013

Boko Haram leaders flee hot Mali to Nigeria

Security agencies are working on fresh clues that Boko Haram leaders may have been relocating to Nigeria from Mali.
Some key operational bases of the sect, such as Kano, Bama, Potiskum, Damaturu and Maiduguri, are under watch because security agencies suspect that some Boko Haram (Western education is a sin) leaders are in hiding in these places.
But, despite the ceasefire announced by a faction of the sect, the Federal Government has ordered the military and other security agencies to be on the alert.
The Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Bello Adoke(SAN), said the government was waging a war against terrorism to avoid erosion of the nation’s democratic values.
Security agencies are working on fresh clues that Boko Haram leaders are retreating back to Nigeria from Mali where foreign forces, including Nigeria’s, have routed Islamist pushing to take over power. Mali is believed to be stronghold of al-Qaeda, which is believed to be backing the insurgency in some part of Nigeria.
A top source, who spoke in confidence, said: “We are sucking that the ceasefire by a faction of Boko Haram might be a consequence of the devastating effects of France and the UN Intervention Mission forces in Mali.

Gunmen abducts mother of Leader of Bayelsa House of Assembly


Madam Esther Akpe, mother of the Leader of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Hon Peter Akpe, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.
The 59-year-old woman was said to have been seized on Tuesday at about 9pm by a gang of armed men who invaded her residence at the riverside Ebedebiri community in Sagbama local government area of the state and took her away.
The abduction, the latest in the series of high profile kidnapping in the state is coming on the heels of Governor Seriake Dickson warning that he would not hesitate to sign the death warrant of convicted abductors.
Dickson’s position came few hours after the abduction of Festus and

Alicia Keys named new Global Creative Director for Blackberry

The multiple-award winning singer was unveiled today as the new global creative director of Blackberry in New York.
"She believes in the product and technology," BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said in a statement. "We are excited she will be bringing to us her enormous capabilities, as well as a vast network of relationships in the entertainment, social media and business communities, to help shape our brand and grow our business."
Alicia, who joined the CEO on stage, said:
"As global creative director, my goal is to inspire creativity with this platform, and I'm so excited to jump right in. I want to bridge the gap between the work phone and the play phone," she noted.

Majid Michel Stars In Tinsel

Actor Majid Michel is joining TINSEL, sources say. Michel is set to feature in the television series, in what would be his first major production after winning Best Actor at the AMAAs.

A production crew from TINSEL is said to have flown into town over the weekend to shoot scenes involving the Ghanaian at a location gathers, was Cape Coast.

He joins a list of Ghanaian actors to take up roles in the MNET-funded production including Omar Sheriff Captan, Chris Attoh, and Leonora Okine.

Yvonne Nelson To Feature Nigerian Rapper Ice Price In New Movie


According to reports Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson is featuring Nigerian rapper, Ice Prince in her new movie. According to what we gathered, the 'Oleku' hitmaker has already shot some scenes for the movie.

The movie, which according to unconfirmed reports is title "House of Gold" is produced by Yvonne and it also has Majid Michael as another actor to star in it.
Ice Prince has once been reported to have a crush on Yvonne, who was reportedly dumped by Iyanya, after a rumoured affair between each other.

Yvonne's latest movie "Single and Married" was rated as one of the best movie released last year. The movie won four significant awards including the Best Picture award which is otherwise referred to as Best film award.

The other categories it won included Best Cinematography, Best Actress In supporting Role picked by Anita Erskine and Best Directing in English Language picked by director Pascal Amanfo.

New Blackberry Z10 smart phone

The BlackBerry Z10 is attractive and well-built, but doesn't set itself dramatically apart from other leading slab-style smartphones. You can Switch your BBM chat to a BBM Video conversation and talk face-to-face with anyone you want to. 

It's another nice black slab. Its app library lacks some of the major brands you expect on iOS and Android, which will make it difficult for existing smartphone owners to make the jump.

Brazilian Man Accuses Wife Of Poisoning Her Private Parts To Kill Him

Photo: A Brazilian man has accused his wife of trying to kill him by putting poison in her vagina and inviting him to have oral sex with her.

The man - identified only as a 43-year-old from Sao de Jose Rio Preto - realised something was afoot when he noticed a strange odour coming from his wife's private parts.

Concerned, he took her to hospital, whereupon she confessed to the nefarious plan.

Full story here -
The woman allegedly put poison in her vagina and invited her husband to have oral sex with her
A Brazilian man has accused his wife of trying to kill him by putting poison in her vagina and inviting him to have oral sex with her.The man a 43-year-old from Sao de Jose Rio Preto - realised something was afoot when he noticed a strange odour coming from his wife's private parts.

He took her to hospital, where she confessed to the nefarious plan. Tests revealed the woman had placed enough of the unnamed poison in her vagina to kill both her and her husband. She has since received medical treatment, although sources claim her husband plans to sue her for attempted murder.

Photo: Couple Killed By Bus While Having Sex On A Busy Highway

“Have you heard about two people who died while in the act? It's surprising, couldn't they have waited till they got home. On Friday last week, at around 4am, the 20-year-old man,  identified as Tatenda and his girlfriend were driving towards Kwekwe from Harare.

The two, according to the source, pulled over and parked their vehicle, a Nissan Vanette, at a curve at the 185km peg and decided to rehearse the baby-making game. While enjoying ‘sausage gymnastics’, the source said, a Zupco bus which was going the opposite direction sideswiped the vehicle leaving the right side of the Nissan ripped off.

The two were thrown out of the car, landed on the tarmac and died on the spot. The driver of the bus, Bonface Ncube (35) sustained minor injuries. 


Photos: Tinsel Stars, Ene And Chuks Get Married

Wow! From Screen to Reality.  Who would have guessed the two were actually dating in reality?Friday, 25th January 2013, Nollywood actor and actress, Florence Uwaleke and Iyke Okechukwu popularly known as Chuks and Ene of Tinsel got married and also got to celebrate Ene's birthday which fell on that day too. Double celebration! The couple also got married on the soap opera "Tinsel"

AY comedian stars in his first movie

The ace comedian is playing the lead role in a Ghana flick titled Number One Fan produced by Ghanaian actress Juliet Ibrahim and directed by Moses Iwang. The Theatre Arts graduate from Delta State University stars as detective Kwesi Trapp of Ghana police. Having done a lot of skits with Ghollywood stars, he has commanded a good fan base in Ghana. The movie also stars Yemi Blaq, KC Ejelonu, Sonia and Juliet Ibrahim, Kitan and Zainab from Big Brother. His annual AY Live will take place March 31st at Eko Hotel.

What has super Eagles done to deserve this


N27bn pension thief remanded in prison

Members of  civil rights groups  marched on  the premises of the Ministry of Justice, the National Assembly and the Supreme Court  in Abuja on Wednesday  as they  protested  the light sentence imposed on a former Assistant Director of the Police Pension Office, Mr. John Yakubu Yusuf, who admitted conniving with  others to defraud the PPO  and pensioners of N27.2bn.

They  demanded the investigation  of  Justice Abubakar Talba of an Abuja High, Court  for sentencing  Yusuf  to only  two years imprisonment with an option of N750,000 fine.
Yusuf was, however, rearrested and rearraigned on Wednesday  by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for willfully “failing to disclose his interest in a private company known as SY-A Global Services Limited.”
But just as another Abuja  High Court remanded the convict in prison custody till March 1, the   civil rights groups’ members and students  numbering over 200 reminded  the National Assembly, the Ministry  of Justice  and the Supreme Court of Justice Talba’s  past judgments.
The protesters, who are members of the  Anti-Corruption Network, National Association of Nigerian Students and Association of Unemployed Youths of Nigeria,  wore  black T-shirts  and carried  placards and banners  with different  inscriptions.
By 10:30 am, they had convereged on the Justice Ministry and  barriccaded the gates and later moved to the Supreme Court and the National Assembly, asking for a retrial of Yusuf’s case and the sanctioning of Justice  Talba, among others.
Some of the inscriptions on the banners and placards read, “Judiciary is the hope of the highest bidders”, “Egunje don spoil judges”, “Same Justice Talba did Kenny Martins fine”; “the blood of dead pensioners will hunt commercial judges” and “Talbanism: N32bn =N75, 000!!!,” “Bad Maths”, among others.
The Executive Secretary of  the ACN and former member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Dino Melaye, who led a convoy of  power bikes, said President Goodluck Jonathan, members of the National Assembly, leadership of security agencies and others in  leadership positions must  realise  that Nigerians were tired of corruption.
He said, “We are collaborating now with Nigerian students and others interested in fighting corruption and part of our strategy is to ensure that we shout barawo (thief)  in the North; ole (thief) in the South-West; and Onyeoshi (thief)  in the South- East  on corrupt people.”
At the Supreme Court,  they submitted a petition to  Chief Justice Aloma Mukhtar  in which they registered their displeasure with the Monday judgment by Talba. A copy of the petition was  sent to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed  Adoke (SAN).

Reason behind Styl Plus break up

The trio of Styl Plus (Shifi Omoefe, Zeal Onyecheme and Tunde Akinsanmi) has finally kissed each other goodbye due to what insiders have described as irreconcilable differences after nine years of doing music together.

A source revealed to Skoops that the handwriting had been on the wall for a long time but members of the group were obstinate because they were scared of taking a leap of faith, afraid of what life outside Styl Plus might offer. However, with the dwindling fortunes of the group, it became obvious late last year that the brand had become moribund and so they were forced to part ways albeit on a very sad note. “It was only their first album that made an impact.
The second album was barely felt and the other singles they dropped just didn’t make any impact. These guys knew the show was over long ago but they were scared of letting go. But now the sad truth has hit them that the brand is dead, they have all decided to go their separate ways,” the source disclosed. According to another source, the real reason the group fell apart was because of pride: “They were so popular when Olufunmi hit the airwaves and they were everywhere.
Repeated attempts to get them to relocate to Lagos where the action is failed. Though, some members wanted to relocate but one of them who was doing oil and gas and government contracts refused and that is the real reason Styl Plus broke up. Right now, Zeal is feeling very bad about it and is making attempts to revive his career.
There is even talk he is discussing with Don Jazzy to give him a shot at Mavin Records.” Styl Plus hit the music scene in 2002 when they dropped their runaway hits, Runaway and Olufunmi.

Tonto Dike To Release Video Of Itz Ova On 31st January 2013

Tonto Dikeh tweeted on her page that the video of her single Itz Ova featuring Snypa will be released on Thursday 31st January 2013. We are waiting and hope the video will be better than the song.


Varsity worker to die by hanging for killing admission seeker

A 27-year-old clerical officer of the Delta State University, DELSU, Abraka, one David Wonder  Erhirhie has been sentenced to death by an Orerokpe high court in the State, having found him guilty of killing a female student, Princess Chinoso Ijezie  who was seeking for admission at the University sometime in 2009.

Prosecution led by Mr. Theophilous Omenuwoma had told the court that “David Wonder, until the ugly incident was a junior staff with DELSU was an admission racketeer who collected the sum of N155,000 from the deceased to assist her to secure admission into the University.

“He however could not secure the admission for the deceased but in a bid to cover up the fraud he lured the late Princes Chinoso Ijezie to his house under the pretence that he wanted to refund the said amount but instead, he murdered and secretly buried her in a shallow grave close to his house before nemesis caught up with him”, prosecution added.
Prosecution called six witnesses to prove its case while the accused testified by himself and called no witness.
The court in convicting him stated that  “the punishment for a crime of this magnitude  is death penalty. This accused does not deserve less.
He is therefore sentenced to death by the neck until he is dead”.

CAN Blasts El-rufai For Jesus Comment On Twitter

ABUJA—The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Wednesday, described recent statement linked to former Federal Capital Territory Minister, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, on Jesus Christ, as not only reckless but also indicative of deep-seated moral bankcruptcy.
El-Rufai had tweeted on January 28, that “if Jesus criticises Jonathan’s government, Maku, Abati or Okupe will say that he slept with Mary Magdalene”.
Addressing newsmen on the issue, CAN warned El-Rufai that “if he persists in such matters and making such divisive commentaries, he must prepare himself for a very forceful and vigorous reaction from the Church and the Christian community in Nigeria”.
Speaking through its General Secretary, Rev. Musa Asake, CAN warned that the “maturity and dignified restraint of the Christian populace, in the face of inflammatory and provocative statements, should not be taken as licence for unbridled assault.
“We urge his religious leaders and political associates to advise him to be far more sobre and circumspect and put a padlock on his mouth before he lights the candle that sets ourcountry on fire.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Beef? Fan caught peeing at Mario Balotelli’s Bentley

This is the moment a rival  fan i suppose  is caught urinating on the £160,000 Bentley belonging to rival City footballer Mario Balotelli.
This photo, reportedly taken on Sunday night, show the supporter taking a leak on the driver’s side door of the camouflaged supercar while the 22-year-old striker was eating a meal with friends.
Balotelli’s Bentley is easily identifiable and a group of friends, all from the red half of the city, appear to have stumbled across the car outside Manchester’s trendy Indian restaurant Zouk.

Nigeria Spent N7bn On Mali Crisis - Jonathan


President Goodluck Jonathan hinted on Tuesday that Nigeria has committed $34 million (about N7 billion) on the immediate deployment of troops and logistics support to stop the activities of Islamic terrorists in Mali and return the country to order.

He said he has also made additional $5million pledge to further help that country, even as Nigeria has already deployed 900 combat soldiers and 300 Air Force personnel to Mali as part of the African-led International Support Mission in Mali (AFISMA).

Don jazzy to launch clothing Line

Don Jazzy tweeted earlier today that he will soon be launching his clothing line, see tweet below


I am not ready for marriage -Seun Kuti


 In an interview with Encomiun Magazine,the Afrobeat King Seun Kuti in his word says
"No, I don't do marriage. Anything that I stand the risk of potentially losing half of my earnings is not something I look forward to. Anything that has the potential of that for any reason whatsoever, I try not to indulge.

I introduced Whitney to Drugs not Bobby- Micheal

Last night on Oprah's Next Chapter with Cissy Houston, Whitney Houston's older brother Michael admitted it was he, not Bobby Brown who introduced Whitney to drugs...

 Michael tells Oprah,
"We did everything together, so once I was into [cocaine] she was too.”
“I have to live with that for the rest of my life.”

Tweets of the day: Ivory Coast player Eboue to Super Eagles

we are meeting Ivory Coast next in the quarter final stage at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations - on Sunday 3rd of February. Emmanuel Eboue is an Ivory Coast player and former Arsenal player.Emmanuel don't be too sure oooooo

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Court sentences man to death for stealing N1,705 cash and N400 milk

A Jos High Court on Thursday sentenced a 26-year-old man, Obinah John, to death by hanging for robbing one Dorothy Olaniyi of N1,705.
The convict was also sentenced to death for robbing Olaniyi of two rolls of peak milk in sachets, valued at N400.
The prosecution counsel, Mr G. D. Fwonyon, who is the deputy director, Public Prosecution in Plateau State had told the court that John, in company with an accomplice, also named John, now at large, robbed the woman on November 18, 2005 in her shop at Gada Biu, Jos at gunpoint.
He told the court that John and his accomplice, having allegedly conspired and used a gun to rob Olaniyi, had committed a criminal offence punishable by hanging.

“D’banj Sold His Soul to the Devil” – Majek Fashek Blasts

Veteran Reggae Artiste and self acclaimed ‘Rain-Maker’ is the latest public figure to blast ‘Koko Master DBanj’ with the same long-lasting ‘Illuminati’ rumour.. He was recently asked to share his views about the recent generation of Nigeria Hit Makers and check out what he had to say:
‘I like Wizkid and 2face, they play good music‘I don’t like that other boy called D’banj, those ones that went to join Illuminati. How can you go and sell your soul to the devil because you want to be famous. I don’t even like his music anyway’

Boko Haram agrees to a cease fire


MAIDUGURI-THE Jama’atul Ahalis Sunna Lida’awati Wal Jihad, a.k.a Boko Haram Islamic sect which has been terrorizing some states in the North, particularly Borno, Monday agreed to cease fire/lay down their arms for peace to prevail.
The agreement was reached after a group suspected to be members of the sect claimed to have  a closed door meeting with the Borno state Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, other top government officials and religious leaders from the state.
Briefing Journalists after their marathon meeting, the acclaimed Commander in-charge of North and Central Borno, Sheikh Abu Mohammad Abdulazeez Ibn Idris, said after due consultation with the leader of the sect, Shiekh Abubakar Shekau, as well as intervention and pleading from respectful individuals/groups in the state, they have all come to terms and agreed to lay down their arms, but insisting that, Government should immediately released all their members from custody unconditionally, re-build their places of worship, and compensate them, among other demands.
More details soon

North Korean Parents 'Eat Their Children' In Famine-hit State

A starving man in North Korea has been executed after murdering his two children for food, reports from inside the secretive state claim.

A 'hidden famine' in the farming provinces of North and South Hwanghae is believed to have killed up to 10,000 people and there are fears that incidents of cannibalism have risen.

The grim story is just one to emerge as residents battle starvation after a drought hit farms and shortages were compounded by party officials confiscating food. Undercover reporters from Asia Press told the Sunday Times that one man dug up his grandchild's corpse and ate it. Another, boiled his own child for food.

Despite reports of the widespread famine, Kim Jong Un, 30, has spent vast sums of money on two rocket launches in recent months.

El-Rufai Apologizes For Jesus Joke On Twitter

Nasir El-Rufai
Hello Friends. I have been travelling and try to catch some sleep in between the last 24 hours and missed all the furore arising from my retweet of Ogunyemi Bukola's (@zeebook) joke Maku eat al and Jesus. I must say I am taken aback by the extent of desperate misrepresentation of what was an innocuous attempt to show the godlessness of the Jonathanians to denigrate anyone that dares to ask them to be accountable.

To those who were genuinely offended by the retweet, I apologize. I did not meant to offend anyone, neither did the @zeebook I know and featured as one of the Young Voices in my Friday Column. Jesus or Isa Alaihis Salaam is a respected prophet of Islam. Every Muslim accepts this in addition to his miraculous virgin birth. It is therefore absurd for any Muslim believer to disrespect Jesus Christ.

I hope those in this class will see my point of view and accept my apologies for any offense or disappointment caused. And I advise everyone... to read @zeebook's timeline and mine to read EXACTLY what was tweeted rather than the second-hand reports of certain people who ALWAYS twist whatever I write or not write to achieve their morally-repugnant objectives.

Rick Ross Escapes Drive-By Shooting & Crashes His Car

Rapper Rick Ross escaped what could be termed an assassination attempt on his life this morning when a gunman opened fire on his car. In a bid to avoid being shot at, his Rolls Royce rammed into a building in Ft. Lauderale, Florida. However, neither he nor the lady that was in the car with him was hit.

According to local reports, "dozens" of shots were fired at the vehicle around 5AM -- none of which hit the Rolls. Several buildings in the area WERE struck by gunfire.

Cops say another vehicle had pulled up next to the Rolls ... when someone inside opened fire on Ross' car.

Ross' Rolls reportedly crashed into a building while trying to speed away from the gunfire.

So far, cops have not made any arrests in connection with the shooting -- and have not identified any suspects. obtained a photo from the crash scene, showing Ross' smashed-up Rolls-Royce being towed away.

UK Illegal Immigrants ‘May Get Amnesty To Stay'

Thousands of illegal immigrants could be granted an amnesty to stay in the UK to clear a massive backlog of cases, MPs fear.

The number of outstanding immigration and asylum cases rose by 25,000 in three months and is "spiralling out of control".

The Border Agency (UKBA) caseload is now equivalent to the population of Iceland, said Keith Vaz, chairman of the Commons Home Affairs Committee.

More than 300,000 cases needed to be dealt with at the end of June, up 9% over the previous three months, a committee report indicated.

The Border Agency had 302,064 cases to investigate, trace or conclude by the end of June - more than 25,000 compared with the end of March, figures showed.

Most of the increase came from a rise of more than 24,000 missing migrants denied permission to stay in the UK but whose whereabouts are unknown.

Farouk Lawan Trial Starts Next Week.

After several months of delays, criminal charges will be filed against the former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Education, Farouk Lawan, the prosecutor, Chief Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), has informed THISDAY.
Lawan, who was also the Chairman of the House Ad Hoc Committee on the Monitoring of the Fuel Subsidy Scheme, had been accused by the Chairman of Zenon Oil and Gas Limited, Mr. Femi Otedola, of demanding and accepting a bribe of $620,000 to alter the report of the committee, in which Zenon had been indicted.

Speaking with this newspaper on the phone, Awomolo said that the delay in filing the charges was caused by the need to do a thorough investigation and block all loopholes to make sure that the prosecution presents a water tight case in court.

According to him, the police have since carried out further investigations and came up with additional materials that could assist the prosecutor in the case.

He explained that Lawan would have his day in court but said that the state could not be pushed into rushing to court only to have the case dismissed for lack of adequate preparation.

Cleric Attacks El-Rufai For Jesus Joke On Twitter

Early yesterday, in his futile attempt to defend Mrs Oby Ezekesili , former FCT minister , Mallam Nasir El-Rufai derided Christians by the use of intimate epithets when referring to our Lord Jesus Christ. He simply defiled Christ on twitter

He went overboard when, on his Twitter page, yesterday January 27, 2013, said our Lord Jesus Christ Were Intimate with Mary Magdalene.
: If Jesus criticizes Jonathan's govt, Maku/Abati/Okupe will say he slept with Mary Madgalene.”....LWKMD.....

  1. of all d people in d world to use in driving ur point home it's Jesus u feel comfi with. And u r laffing over it...

Monday, January 28, 2013

230 die in Brazilian nightclub fire

Carnage: Locals help evacuate injured victims as clubbers look on in horror following the nightclub fire

Security guards tried to stopmerrymakers escaping from a Brazil nightclub as a fire ravaged through the building killing over 230 people. People were reportedly screaming 'there's a fire' but were trapped inside the burning building.About 2,000 people, mostly students were in the Kiss nightclub om Santa Maria, southern Brazil, when the fire started.Witnesses said the club's ceiling, which contained sound insulation foam, caught fire after a pyrotechnic stunt went wrong. Most of the victims died of suffocation or were trampled in a stampede for the venue's only emergency exit.

Sneak Peak of Dbanj's new album cover

Gabriel Onogwu Is The First Successful Kidney Transplant In Abuja

Gabriel Onogwu, 20, from Benue, has become a symbol of hope for failing kidneys across the country, after successfully undergoing a transplant.His surgery in December is the first recorded in Abuja, done by a team of surgeons at View Point Hospital, a private clinic in the suburb of Gwarimpa. Gabriel’s transplant was funded by Nafs Kidney Foundation, a philanthropic group run by Suleiman Sulu-Gambari.

Days after the surgery, Gabriel walked around with a mask across his nose to ward off germs that could compromise his immune system and force his body to reject the kidney donated by his elder brother. Weeks later, the SS3 student of GSS, Karu is out of hospital and attempting to return to what his life was before his surgery.“I feel great, normal, just the way I used to feel before the kidney failure,” he says.
Daily Trust

CAF dismisses Egyptian ref who officiated Nigeria vs Zambia match

The 36 year old Egyptian referee who officiated the match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Chipolopo of Zambia on Friday January 25th, has been dismissed from the on-going 2013 Africa Cup of Nations as a result of poor officiating.

Ghead Grisha awarded a controversial penalty to Zambia in the 85th minute which enabled them draw level in the group C match.

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF immediately sent a protest letter to the Confederation of African Football, CAF, asking the football governing body to look into the questionable call by Grisha.

A top official of CAF said today that Grisha 'has been sent home. He will have no further action at this Cup of Nations. His decisions did not tally with best practices of the refereeing profession and we would not allow anyone to start re-writing the rules of the game here'

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