Saturday, November 23, 2013

President Goodluck Jonathan denies drinking spree on birthday, condemns rumour-mongers.

President Goodluck Jonathan has described as fiction the story that he fell ill in London after a “heavy birthday party thrown to celebrate his 56th birthday” at the Intercontinental Hotel.

The President’s special adviser on media, Dr. Reuben Abati, in a press statement today, expressed regrets that despite the open admittance of the president’s ill health in London, some online organs went ahead to make what he called ” scurrilous distortions of the facts of the President’s indisposition”.

Ole Gba ,Ole Gbe: NNPC Sold $20.9bn Crude, Remits Just $7bn

The House of Representatives on Thursday ordered another round of investigation into the sale of crude oil and its remittances by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to the nation's account. The focus of the new investigation is “volume and value of crude oil sales and remittances” by NNPC from January to date.
“Among the areas of concern is the NNPC's Joint Venture operations. There are several billions of dollars that are unaccounted for. Some JV partners should come prior to the committee and give information that the NNPC cannot contradict.
“Now, whenever you confront NNPC with this information, they don't address the difficulties at stake. Reports from the Auditor-General's Office have many cases contrary to the NNPC. When this investigation is being conducted, I urge the ad-hoc committee to liaise with the Public Accounts Committee. We've information we are able to give the committee to help the investigation.”

“God Told Me To Be An Advocate For The Rights Of Gays” – Methodist Pastor

A United Methodist minister convicted of breaking church law by officiating at the same-sex wedding of his son in the US said on Tuesday he is unrepentant, declaring he has been called by God to be an advocate for the rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people.

The Reverend Frank Schaefer, testifying at the penalty phase of his church trial, again refused to promise he wouldn’t perform another same-sex union. Three of his four children are gay.
“The church needs to stop judging people based on their sexual orientation”, he said.
“We have to stop the hate speech. We have to stop treating them as second-class Christians,” he told a jury of fellow United Methodist pastors. I will never be silent again,” he said, as some of his supporters wept in the gallery. Continue

Leader Jonathan Thanks Nigerians For Their Help Throughout His Illness

President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday thanked Nigerians for their show of solidarity and sympathy
during his brief illness while on a London visit.

Again, ASUU leaders meet, set to suspend strike

There is strong indication that academic activities may resume in the nation's public universities early in a few days, our source has gathered. Members of the National Executive Council of the Academic Staff Union of the Universities again converged on Kano to deliberate on whether to call off their over four months old industrial action or not.

Pics: Oba of Ogbaland Marks 43 years on the throne

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We Are Going To Court For Iyayi - Femi Falana (SAN)

Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), yesterday, vowed to pursue the circumstances surrounding the death of the President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Professor Festus Iyayi in court.
He disclosed this while addressing journalists over Iyayi's death. Iyayi died in a road accident on Okene -Lokoja Road when the convoy of Kogi State Governor, Idris Wada rammed into his car.

“Nigeria is blessed with abundance of talents, despite the prevalence of poor administration”– Ibru

The performance of Super Eagles coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi came under scrutiny from a former board member of the Nigeria Football Federation, Emmanuel Ibru in Lagos. His  verdict? He scored Keshi 60 out of a hundred.

“Sixty per cent of the job on the team has been done, but a critical 40% needs to be done before the World Cup,” Ibru told Vanguard Sports in his office Thursday.

Israel and the US: time for divorce?

Recently, Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman came out with a statement that came as a shock for many people, because it strikingly runs counter to what might have been expected from Israel judging from its traditional behavior on the world scene. Speaking at a forum in the Israeli city of Sderot, Mr. Lieberman said that Israel should cease viewing the US as its main partner in international politics and seek for new partners.

Just in: Hon. Raphael Nomiye, House of Reps Member Slumps and Dies in FCT

A member of the House of Representatives, representing Ilaje/Ese-Odo Federal Constituency of Ondo State, Hon. Raphael Nomiye, is dead.

Hon. Nomiye, popularly called Groovy, slumped and died in Abuja in the early hours of November 23, 2013, Saturday.
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Pixs: YemKem Factory burnt down to ashes.

 News reaching us now is that Primary production company of organic products and services,Yem-kem has endured an enormous loss as their manufacturer,located in Bada,Ayobo section of Lagos has only been burnt down to ashes in a fire explosion that began sometime around 6:30 pm yesterday

Sheyi Shay is not in a Relationship With Vector

During an interview with Punch Ademola Olonilua , singer Sheyi Shay tells it all about her style and fashion;

Would you rather wear weaves or your natural hair?

Personally, I would opt for a weave. I would rather rock a weave because it is more versatile than my natural hair. There are so many hair styles I can do with a weave that I cannot do with my natural hair. I think a person can do more styles with a weave.

Armed Hoodlums Raid UNICAL Students Hostel, Rape Virgin Female Student To Coma!

Armed bandits molested a 17 year-old female student of the University of Calabar ( name withheld) to circumstances of coma. The robbers raided the hostel she and some other colleagues are living on Tuesday night in Calabar. Vanguard reports that the robbers, based on a fair complexioned male student who gave his name as Ngoli, attacked the hostel located at Mount Zion Road/ Inyang Edem Street at about 2am and molested all the feminine students and carted away all their laptops and cell phones.

Where Is The Grant Given Earlier This Year To Nollywood

Once we heard that the Federal Government of Nigeria light emitting diode by Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has awarded yet another N150m to Nollywood, we asked ourselves, is this the first time Nollywood  is obtaining such? But the answer is No, we are able to recall clearly effectively on the 3rd of March, this year, leader Goodluck Jonathan arranged a meal at Marina in Lagos to observe Nollywood at 20th, On that occasion, he declared a N3billion grants aimed at promoting the nation's foremost movie industry, Nollywood.

Check out 25 Hottest Nigerian HAUSA Actresses Who Are Single

The hausa film business (Kannywood) has several talented actesses, who've gained the bears of many film watchers not merely in the Northern area of the country but the nation as a whole....

These screen divas are lucky with good looks and amazing physiques that may simply make a person get weak. The amazing thing about each one of these babes is that they are all simple, a well known fact that's an extra benefit to their career because in Kannywood, actresses are either single or divorced, to be in the industry, due largely to social and spiritual problems in that area of the country. In that piece, Kaduna Correspondent, BUNMI BALOGUN-OKOTIE compiles a set of some Kannywood actresses who are red hot.


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