Saturday, 10 October 2015

Nigerian Senate lists THREE criteria all ministerial nominees must fulfill before screening

The Nigerian senate has released a list of three, 3, basic criteria each ministerial nominee must meet before screening.

Chairman, Senate ad hoc Committee on Media and Publicity, Dino Melaye, who briefed newsmen at the end of plenary said the upper chamber at its closed session agreed on hurdles to be scaled by the nominees before their eventual clearance; PUNCH reports.

Photo : NNPC releases first monthly Oil and Gas report

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) have released their first monthly oil and gas report as promised by the new General Managing Director of the corporation Dr Ibe Kachikwu during a press briefing.

The report  covers the activities of the corporation for the month of January to August showcasing  financial transactions in the upstream, midstream and downstream sector. It also  shows increase in refining capacity of the nation refineries and also detail crude allocation to them. Other areas covered by the report includes

  • Crude Oil Lifting Values
  • Monthly Lifting Entitlement (Million Barrels)
  • Sales Revenue From PPMC Product Distribution Sales Volume
  • Gas Supply to Power plants & Generation
  • NNPC Group Revenue
See report below 

Friday, 9 October 2015

Diego Costa admits he was 'overweight' at the start of the season as Chelsea striker backs Jose Mourinho

Diego Costa admits he was overweight and out of shape (pictured left -last season , pictured right -this season) when he returned for pre-season and that Chelsea’s players thought it would be easy to defend their title.

The Chelsea hitman defended  manager Jose Mourinho on Thursday, claiming the players must  take more of the blame for a terrible start to the campaign. He said :
‘I’m going to be very honest.Five or six weeks ago, I was not on top of my game, at least physically. I got injured at the end of the season and then I went on holiday. Maybe I got out of my diet and when I came back I was not the way I was supposed to be. I was a little bit overweight, and that affected my game. 
‘You can be selfish and blame it on the manager but I’m not going to do that. I’m responsible and so are the other guys. We need to blame the players.We know we were not 100 per cent when we got here. We came back from holiday very confident, and thought we could go back into how it was last season. When we actually realised where we were, the team was already in a bad situation.’
Costa also claimed critics were attacking  the Chelsea boss because of his outspoken style.
‘When things don’t go the way everyone expects, people always look for someone to blame.In some cases they blame the players, but in this case they blame the manager and maybe that’s because it is Mourinho. I have seen sides losing more games than Chelsea, and no one criticises their managers,’ said Costa.

Mercy Aigbe wows in new photoshoot

 Flawlessly beautiful ...

Actor Jim Iyke and son in adorable new photo

Jim Iyke  shared the photo above on photo sharing app Instagram  with the caption :
When he wriggles n squirms and makes my chest his bed then decides when ill eat, sleep, watch tv and even take a leak. Smh the #Power of King Harv. P.S Not striking a pose incase ur wondering. Just staying still while his majesty sleeps lol
The popular Nigerian actor and his 23 year old Lithuanian girlfriend Dana Kinduryte welcomed a baby boy on September 1st at Grady Hospital, Atlanta. The child has since been named Harvis Chidubem Iyke. Check out photos of himself and his girlfriend below

Ministerial list : See speculated portfolios of ministers (Vanguard)

Following the release of 21 names of ministerial nominees sent by President Muhammadu Buhari to Senate President Bukola Saraki last week, there have been lots of speculations on the social media about who heads what ministry among the ministers who will still have to be screened by the senate before the president announce portfolio’s he assigned to each of them.

So here are speculated portfolios of ministers

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Photos: Nigerian Army confirms attack on military base in Gaidam, three soldiers dead

This is a statement from the Directorate of Army Public Relations signed by its acting director, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman on Thursday, October 8, confirming the attack on a military base on Wednesday, October 7, which left three soldiers dead.

Read the statement below:
The Nigerian Army wishes to confirm an attack on Sector 1 of 27 Task Force Brigade located at Gaidam, Yobe State, yesterday Wednesday evening. The attack was successfully repelled by the troops and the reinforcement sent. 

Breaking News :Liverpool sign Jürgen Klopp as their new manager !

Liverpool have just announced the signing of former Dortmund coach Jürgen Klopp . The short statement on the club's website reads :
Liverpool Football Club are delighted to announce Jürgen Klopp has been appointed as the club's new manager.The German coach has signed a deal to take the helm at the Reds and will be presented at a press conference at Anfield on Friday morning.
 Klopp  signed a bumper deal worth more than £6million per year which runs for three seasons and there is also the option for them to be extended by another 12 months should he make the progress Fenway Sports Group, the club’s owners, anticipate. 

Taylor Swift talks about Nicki Minaj Twitter feud and Kanye West for 'NME' cover

Taylor Swift talked about her Twitter feud with  Nicki Minaj and Kanye West  while covering the latest issue of NME magazine. Here’s what she  had to share with the mag:

NASA confirms massive asteroid is on course for a close encounter with Earth within hours

NASA has confirmed that  a giant asteroid is hurtling through space - close to earth - and at eye watering speeds.Though its exact size has not been confirmed , it is believed the colossal lump of fast moving space rock - also known as 86666 (2000 FL10) - could be anything up to 1.6 miles wide.

And as it hurtles close to earth at 40,000 miles per hour - it is expected to pass the moon's orbit of the earth this weekend.According to NASA , the asteroid was first spotted by 5925 days ago or 16 years ago and is classified as a Near-Earth asteroid whose orbit crosses the Earth's orbit similar to that of 1862 Apollo.

Photos: Glo gifts expensive cars - a GWagon & a Range Rover to Psquare

Telecomm giants  Glo have gifted their long term ambassadors, Peter and Paul Okoye with expensive cars. Peter was gifted with a 2015 G Wagon while Paul was gifted with a 2015 Range Rover.

The duo have been ambassadors for six years.

More photos below :

A Must Read : Nigeria Military warns Nigerians on Cluster Bombs

 Read press statement from the Defence Headquarters

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) wishes to inform Nigerians living in the North East and any other parts of the country to keep a lookout for Cluster Bombs sometimes called scatter bombs as the Nigerian Army Engineers serving in Adamawa State have recovered some catches of these bombs in the contested areas in recent time.

Ebola virus scare in Calabar, 10 Quarantined

by The Sun Newspaper :

Palpable fear has gripped workers and pa­tients of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) in Calabar, Cross River State over a suspected case of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

Although management of the hospital denied the development, it, nevertheless, shut down the Accident and Emergency ward after the Ebola virus scare hit the health institution yesterday.

Pic :Belgium stars celebrate country's Red Nose Day

Manchester City's Vincent Kompany posted the photo above  of Belgium's international stars celebrating the country's Red Nose day (Rode Neuzen Dag)  on Instagram .

The Rode Neuzen Dag campaign, raising money for a serious cause by putting up a funny nose, comes from the UK, where Red Nose Day is an annual tradition.The funding is use to help youngsters aged between 10 and 20 attain free psychological help.

Messi and his dad set to face a 22-month prison sentence

Lionel Messi will have to stand trial for tax fraud after the state lawyer representing Spain’s Inland Revenue successfully argued that both the player’s father Jorge Horracio and the player himself should be called to take the stand.

Photos : VP Yemi Osinbajo meets with former president of South Africa , Thabo Mbeki

 Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is pictured here with former president of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki and key officials of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria .

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo was present  at the Annual General Meeting of the Manufacturers Association of Nigerian, yesterday, where he represented President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Vice-President said in the meeting  that there were plans for Nigeria to become a regional player in the Manufacturing sector and that the administration was dedicated to never entering agreements that jeopardized the long term interests of Nigerians.

President Buhari receives UK Chief of Defence Staff and his delegation in Statehouse

President Muhammadu Buhari said Thursday in Abuja that significant improvements in national security remains the topmost priority of his administration because other socio-economic initiatives cannot be successfully implemented without adequate security in the country.

Speaking at an audience with Britain's Chief of Defence Staff, General Sir Nicholas Houghton, President Buhari reaffirmed his administration's determination to end the Boko Haram insurgency as quickly as possible.

Dr Sid shares so so adorable photo of his cute daughter

The music artiste shared the photo on his Instagram . Isn't she so adorable ?

Photos : Rihanna looks beautiful at the unveiling of her long-awaited album cover Anti

Rihanna looked absolutely beautiful as she unveiled both the cover art and title of the record at a private party, held at MAMA Gallery in Los Angeles on  Wednesday evening

Photos : See what Yabatech looks like after heavy rainfalls

In Yaba College Of Technology, one could hardly find a drainage system. So whenever it rains, everywhere is flooded . The government has been asked to intervene so that the situation wont get worse .

Stats show this Arsenal player has the most key passes in Europe’s top five leagues this season

According to data collated by,  Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil is now the best in unlocking defences in Europe's top five leagues  so far this season.

Chelsea player backs "best coach" for the club Jose Mourinho

Cesc Fabregas has publicly backed manager Jose Mourinho to help steer the team to winning ways after a humiliating disastrous start to the season - their worst  in 37 years !

Fabregas told Radio Marca :

Former Super Eagles captain Vincent Enyeama announces his retirement from Super Eagles

Former Super Eagles captain and goalkeeper , Vincent Enyeama has retired from Super Eagles. He took to his Instagram page earlier this morning to announce his retirement . He wrote :

Photos : Saraki and NASS Members meet with President Buhari

Senate President and Chairman of the National Assembly, Dr. Bukola Saraki, yesterday night, led no fewer than 20 members of the upper and lower chambers, to a first official meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the leaders of both houses of the federal parliament, since assuming office on May 29, 2015 . The meeting took place at the First Lady’s conference room in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

#Empire star Serayah is dating Nigerian rapper

According to ET,  20-year-old Empire actress ,Serayah , has been dating American rapper(who is of Nigerian origin)  Wale, 31,  since June. The two are reportedly trying to work out their long-term relationship, though Wale has a home in Chicago where she films her hit Fox show.

Though, another source told the site, “While Serayah and Wale are friends, they are not dating.”

Army forces Maj. Hamza al-Mustapha to retire

A former Chief Security Officer to the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, Maj. Hamza al-Mustapha, has been compulsorily retired from the Army.

His compulsory retirement, according to a military source, arose from his unavailability in the Army for a period of over 14 years, while he was away to face trial over the murder of Alhaja Kudirat Abiola, a wife of the winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief M.K.O. Abiola.

Photos :Sharp unveils handset in form of a robot that talks, walks & projects movies from its head

Sharp has developed a talking smartphone in form of  a tall robot that can dance along to your music, project movies out of its head. Its called Robohon and the firm says it can even identify people using a camera in its head.

Robohon measures eight inches tall, it has a two inch touch screen on its back and built in speakers and speech recognition. The smartphone is designed by renowned creator Tomotaka Takahashi.

Why I chose a new captain for the Super Eagles - Oliseh

Speaking to Punch on Wednesday in an exclusive interview Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh explained why he chose a new captain for the team – a decision that ignited a serious quarrel between the coach and his goalkeeper on Tuesday in Belgium where the Nigerian team are camping.

Oliseh  said he chose Ahmed Musa as the new captain because he wanted a player that was not set to retire.

He said :

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Arsenal player emerges as best defensive midfielder so far this season

Arsenal's midfielder Francis Coquelin has now emerged as the best defensive  midfielder so far in the Premier League  – and off course the stats back it up.

And the 24-year-old  is outperforming Manchester United’s Morgan Schneiderlin, Manchester City’s Fernandinho and Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic in several departments this season.

Coquelin comes out on top in pass completion, tackles won, duels won and blocks. See report from Sqauwka Football below :

Photos: Boko Haram releases new video, reaffirms allegiance to ISIS... Shekau's absence explained

 Boko Haram has released a new video claiming it has not been affected by an ongoing regional offensive aimed at curbing terrorism. The footage shows an unidentified man reaffirming the allegiance with Islamic State (Isis) and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.