Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Photos : President Buhari receives Emir of Kano , Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

The Emir of Kano , Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi visited President Buharu at his residence this night August 4th at the Presidential Villa , Abuja . See more photos below 

Goodluck Jonathan fought me over N1.9tn subsidy funds – Amaechi

Former Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, has said his refusal to support ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s bid to secure the support of governors for an upward review of subsidy payments was one of the reasons why they fell apart.

Amaechi also revealed that the former President asked him not to seek re-election as the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum because of his principled stand against the unjustified depletion of a common patrimony.

Photos : Senate confirms new Service Chiefs

Senate President Bukola Saraki today August 4  confirmed the appointments of the service chiefs . Speaking after the confirmation of the appointments.Saraki urged them to tackle the wave of insurgency in the North-East and oil theft across the country.

The Senate had chose to screen the security chiefs behind close doors on Tuesday after 4 hours . See photos of them at the Senate today . 

Arsene Wenger and Louis van Gaal look dapper in suit for Premier League annual conference

 
Premier League managers came together in London for their annual summit this afternoon (August 4) ahead of this weekend's 2015-16 season kick-off.

Manchester United's Louis van Gaal and Arsenal's Arsene Wenger were all  smiles as they arrived for anual meeting at the Premier League's headquarters in Gloucester Place in their well tailored suits .

But Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho failed to attend the meeting . Who knows ? He may have wanted to dodge an awkward meeting with Arsene Wenger . More pics of Arsene and Van Gaal below

TV Personality Kelly Osbourne releases statement after her comment about Latinos

Television personality Kelly Osbourne has released a statement after the huge backlash she faced on The View which she guest hosted this morning  for her comments about Latinos. The 30-year-old was slamming Donald Trump for his comments on immigration but ended up saying :
 “If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?”
Oops ! But she took to her Facebook page to make amends , she wrote :

Pics : Mysterious bat with a horse-like face found in Fish Pond in Warri

Pictured above is  mysterious bat with a horse-like face found in Fish Pond in Warri , Delta State  this morning . A Facebook user posted the photos with the caption :

Photos : LASTMA officials challenge police officers for driving One Way

LASTMA officials challenged policemen for driving their van  through a one way this afternoon in Ikeja . Details of this incident are still vague . More photos below

Barcelona players elect new club captain , so find out who now leads the La Liga Champions

Andres Iniesta  has been elected as  Barcelona captain ! The 32 -year-old is set to lead the La Liga Champions  next season after his team-mates voted for him to take over from club legend Xavi who  moved to Qatari side Al-Sadd.

Iniesta will be ably assisted by team-mates Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets and Javier Mascherano, who were picked as the club's second, third and fourth skippers.

Photos: Vice President Yemi Osinbajo commissions Dangote's cement plant in Zambia

VP Osinbajo is currently in Zambia where he commissioned a 1.5Mt Dangote Cement plant & 30MW coal-fired power plant in Ndola, Zambia today August 4. Zambia's President, Edgar Chagwa Lungu and Africa'a richest man , Dangote were all present at the ceremony .More photos below

PDP say they are re-organising their party

Read press statement from PDP :
The attention of the  National Working Committee (NWC )has been drawn to the unnecessary and unfortunate reactions of Junior, Intermediate and Supervisory members of Staff under the auspices of PDP Staff Welfare Committee in reaction to NWC directive on Re-Organization and Re-Structuring of the Party.

Photos + details : United States officials meet with Nigerian military authorities

A delegation of the United States Judicial Committee of the Congress has met with the officials of the Federal Ministry of Defence and the Service Chiefs as part of United States efforts to enhance cooperation between the two countries in tackling Boko Haram insurgency. This is as a follow up to President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent visit to United States of America.

Monday, 3 August 2015

Photos : US starts process of lifting arms embargo on Nigeria

US congressmen met with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, August 3 at the state house . The delegation led by Congress man Darrell Issa, said the US is considering lifting the arms ban on Nigeria.

Photos + details :Saraki leads Senate delegation to North-East, donates N10m to IDPs in Maiduguri

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has assured the people of North-East that the entire country is solidly behind them in this time of trial.Saraki who spoke when he led a delegation of the Senate on a one day on the spot assessment of the security situation in Borno State, also made a cash donation N10million in support of the upkeep of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

Photos: President Buhari receives chieftancy title in Benin Republic

President Buhari was honoured with a traditional title 'Manahouwhe’ Gbede' meaning, “I will never forget you”, during his one day visit to the Republic of Benin on Saturday August 1st,  More photos from the ceremony below

Photos : Femi Otedola & his billionaire friends attend daughter's "Cuppy Takes Africa" event

Billionaire, Femi Otedola  alongside his billionaire friends attended his daughter, Dj Cuppy's event tagged ''Cuppy Takes Africa'" in Lagos .

High profiled guests that graced the event include : Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote,Ovation International CEO,Dele Momodu,Access Bank Group Managing director ,Dr Herbert Wigwe,Chief Executive Officer,Nigerian Stock Exchange Mr Oscar Onyeama and former governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke . Check out more photos below

Aisha Buhari expresses concern over lack of Nigerian women's interest in politics

While speaking on Sunday in  Abuja at a reception organised by the Committee of Friends in honour of former Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State , wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, expressed concern over decline in the number of female members in the 8th Assembly.

Uti Nwachukwu writes touching prayer as he turns 33 today

Actor & Media Personality Uti Nwachukwu turns 33 today August 3rd and he wrote this prayer on Instagram with the posted photo above  to mark his birthday  . Read his prayer below ... and happy birthday to him!

"The people that know me in Rivers State know that I don’t like money" - Amaechi

Ex- Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, has accused his successor, Nyesom Wike, of leading people of the state to blackmail him.The ex-governor spoke at a reception organized in his honour in Abuja Sunday night.

Amaechi also said  that  Wike and members of the PDP have moved to tarnish his image in the eyes of President Muhammadu Buhari, who hates corruption with passion . He said :

The Okonjo-Iweala who worked for me is different from the Okonjo-Iweala who worked for Jonathan – Obasanjo

 
Former Nigerian President ,  Olusegun Obasanjo,spoke  to a Premium times team at his Abeokuta home about some of the issues he wrote about in his book, “My Watch”. In the interview , he addressed issues he had with former minister , Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala .

Read excerpts below :

President of Benin Republic Yayi pledges 800 troops to fight Boko Haram

President Thomas Boni Yayi of the Republic of Benin has said that his country  will contribute 800 troops to the Miultinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) in the fight against Boko Haram .

The new pledge of 550 is higher than the 250 troops Cameroon promised earlier in the year by the its President. According to U.S News & World Report , President Yayi made the pledge on Saturday, during President Buhari‘s visit.

13 reasons why I dumped Christianity for Islam - Emmanuel Adebayor

Tottenham and Togolese footballer,  Emmanuel Adebayor ,was reported to have dumped his Christian faith and converted to Islam. His ‘conversion’ was also published online with a YouTube video showing him in a gathering of Muslim faithfuls. He  gave his reasons why he converted to Islam ... 13 of them ! Read them below :

Jada Smith covers ‘American Way Magazine’ , talks about her marriage to Will Smith

  
The  43-year-old Hollywood actress is the cover star of the latest issue of American Way where she her marriage to Will Smith  and how its being talked about in the media , more than her movies sometimes , but she explains she has been able to withstand the Hollywood scrutiny .

No Costa , No Party ?.. eh Mourinho ? Chelsea boss worry over star striker's fitness

 
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho admits he is concerned by star striker Diego Costa's fitness ahead of the new season. The 26 -year-old  was declared fit for the Community Shield clash against Arsenal on Friday afternoon, but his recurring hamstring problems ruled him out of the clash

When asked whether Costa would be fit for the season-opener against Swansea next week, Mourinho said :

President Buhari confirms plans to reduce number of ministries

For the first time , President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed  that his administration plans  to reduce the number of ministries in the country. There have been  so many media reports  concerning the drastic reduction in the number of ministries .

Heavily pregnant Stephanie Linus Covers Genevieve Magazine’s latest issue

Heavily pregnant Stephanie Okereke Linus covers the August issue of Genevieve magazine where she talked about her pregnancy, TV show and her highly acclaimed movie, Dry - a movie that focuses on VVF (Vesicovaginal Fistula) . The mum-to-be  premiered her movie ‘Dry’ over the weekend. See another pic below

Check out Rita Dominic and Genevieve Nnaji's looks to 'Dry' movie premiere

The two Nollywood superstars looked all beautiful for Stephanie Linus Okeeke's Dry movie premiere that took place last night . See more pics of stunning Rita Dominic below 

Revealed :The last time weapons were bought for the Nigerian army was in 2006 - Alex Badeh

In an interview with Channels TV, immediate past Chief of Defence staff, Alex Badeh said the last time the Nigerian army received new equipment was in 2006 and that the Nigerian military flies the oldest fighter jets in the whole world. WOW !
"We found out that we had fifth columnist in the military that were leaking information to terrorist and then we also had challenges of serviceable equipment. If I go down memory lane, I think the last time any piece of equipment was bought for the Nigerian army was in 2006 and how many were they? They were few. In fact they were few and if we go way back to 1993, from then on, soldiers were not allowed to even go to range to go and practice.

Pic : Timaya meets Rihanna in Barbados

Timaya is currently in Barbados for the country's music festival . He also performed on stage and Rihanna danced to his music . The two hooked up on stage after Timaya's performance .

Super Eagles coach Oliseh declares “I am not the Guardiola of Africa or Jose Mourinho of Nigeria"

New Super Eagles  Coach Sunday Oliseh has described his job as his biggest challenge which he thinks is achievable if everyone cooperates . He told Nigerians not to see him as the “Guardiola of Africa or Jose Mourinho of Nigeria" but that he just wants to take job as a challenge and is focused on getting the Super Eagles of Nigeria on the right path . He said: 

Photos : Governor Tambuwal of Sokoko state vows to assist Nigeria Army

Read press statement below :

Sokoto state government will assist the Nigerian Army by providing critical infrastructures and assisting officers in every way possible to enable them carry out their constitutional mandate.
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal stated this yesterday when he visited the army's Brigade Command in Sokoto.