Tuesday, February 4, 2014
In an interview with HipHopWorld, the British-Nigerian, who played George Rutaganda in the Academy Award-nominated movie, Hotel Rwanda, also disclosed how director, Obi Emelonye, wooed him over to Nollywood with the script of Last Flight To Abuja.
“I did the TV series called 24, up in Los Angeles, United States, then one Nigerian director I had met at some film festivals said to me, ‘Nobody knows you are Nigerian in Nigeria’.
A Zimbabwean pastor, Robert Martin Gumbura, the founder of 'Robert Martin Gumbura Independent End Time Message Church' was sentenced on Monday to 50 years imprisonment for molesting four female members of his congregation and threatening to cast evil spells on them if they exposed him.
The ra**pes were said to have occurred more than a decade ago.
“If it is war the North wants, we are ready for them because Jonathan must complete the mandatory constitutionally allowable two terms of eight years. At home, we have regrouped and we have put our people at alert.
Gov. Adam Oshiomhole of Edo on Monday said that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, a former Vice President, could not be a godfather to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Oshiomhole made this known when he spoke with newsmen after paying a solidarity visit to APC secretariat in Asaba.
The Royal Embassy of the Netherlands in Nigeria has confirmed the receipt of applications for asylum by some Nigerians claiming to be homosexuals who want to leave the country for fear of persecution following President Goodluck Jonathan’s signing into law of the anti- same s*x marriage bill.
The embassy however said it lacks the power to grant asylum to applicants or process their applications.
While receiving the last batch of the children from India, Dame Jonathan expressed her gratitude to God for the safe return of each child, noting that since the process started in 2013, no death has been recorded.
"We have treated more than 800 patients with no record of casualty; I’m happier than you, the parents" she said
Mr Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, the General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), confirmed the incident in Lagos. He said that the man’s wife was thrown out by the vehicle as it somersaulted before plunging into the lagoon.
The LASEMA official said the accident occurred at about 1.00 a.m., and that the dead bodies had been deposited at a mortuary while the woman was taken to a hospital.
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She will appear in court tomorrow in connection with fraudulently obtaining N130million from one Cajethan Okekearu. Mrs. Ojikutu was declared wanted on June 19, 2013, but she went to court to halt police investigations, a suit that was thrown out by a judge a few weeks ago.
Two brothers, Kunmi and Adeniyi Adetokun died within days of each late last year in Oyo state after allegedly sleeping with Segun Ojetade's wife and his brother's wife. (If you missed the story, read it here)
Speaking through the Baale of Jagun Town, Chief Isiaka Akinpelu, the Palace said they believe Ojetade used the mythical power on his wife, an allegation Chief Ojetade has refuted.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo; former Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari; and Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State were among members of the National Council of State who were absent as the council’s meeting started at the Presidential Villa, Abuja at about 10.50am.Three former military leaders, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (retd.), Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (retd.) and Gen. Abdusalam Abubakar (retd.), as well as former President Sheu Shagari and Chief Ernest Shonekan, however attended the meeting presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan.
Lagos State Commissioner for the Environment, Tunji Bello has disclosed that over 51% of wetlands area including mangrove swamps along the coast and freshwater swamps in the state had been encroached upon indiscriminately due to urbanization.
The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) department and The Cochlear Foundation, University of Freiburg, Germany have successfully carried out the first corrective surgery in two people with severe hearing problem in Lagos.
The Cochlear Implantation is a hearing device implanted into a deaf patient’s ear through surgery. The device is said to convert sound into impulses which enable the patients to hear and understand.
The Igbo have a saying – popularised by the acclaimed novelist, Chinua Achebe – that he who brings home ant-infested faggots should not complain if he is visited by lizards. That proverb is apt in describing the type of treatment Nigeria receives from the Western world, led by the United States of America.
Last year, President Barack Obama made his second “ward round” to Africa. Again, he excluded Nigeria from his “patients’ list.” The official excuse was that Nigeria’s democracy was not commendable. Also, since President Goodluck Jonathan signed the anti-gay bill into law early this year, the Western world, led by the US, has not allowed us to drink water and drop the cup, as the saying goes. Presidential visits have been allegedly cancelled; threats of cancellation of aids have been issued; patronising and condescending comments have been directed at us.
Former Kwara State Governor Bukola Saraki and 10 other Peoples Democratic Party senators, who defected to the All Progressives Congress, twice shunned their scheduled meeting with Senate President David Mark on Monday. The other senators are Adamu Abdulahi, Shaba Lafiagi, Ibrahim Gobir, Aisha Al-Hassan, Magnus Abe, Wilson Ake, Jibrilla Bindowo, Danjuma Goje, Ali Ndume and Umar Dahiru. The Senate President had arrived in his office at about 10am, which was the initial time for the meeting and waited till 2.05pm before he left for his residence when it was obvious that the aggrieved senators would not turn up.
The National Council of State meeting being chaired by President Goodluck Jonathan will take place on Tuesday (today), almost 11 months after the last one was held. The council which has Vice-President Namadi Sambo as its deputy chairman is made up of all former presidents and Heads of Government, all former Chief Justices of Nigeria; President of the Senate; Speaker of the House of Representatives; all the 36 state governors and the Attorney-General of the Federation.
Some Nigerians serving various jail terms in the UK have kicked against the recently signed Prisoner Transfer Agreement between Nigeria and British governments.
Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the UK, Dr Dalhatu Tafida, on Tuesday in London confirmed this in an interview with the Europe Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria.
Tafida said that some of the prisoners have expressed concern over returning to the country to complete their terms, citing poor prison facilities and stigma as main reasons.
The show promoter & talent manager was a graduate of Psychology from the university of Portland and was an indigenous of Akokwa in Ideato South LGA of Imo state. Heard he was a single guy. . Too sad. His friends have now been mourning his passing on social media. See more tweets from his friends...
In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said despite the attacks by oil militants in the Niger Delta and the ongoing insurgency by Boko Haram in some parts of the north, Nigeria has not witnessed a clearer and louder call to war than Asari-Dokubo’s senseless vituperation since the country’s civil war ended in 1970.
I don’t mind sacrificing my ambition for APC’s growth – Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar (2015 Election)
A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, said on Monday in Sokoto that he would sacrifice his ambition for the growth of his new party, the All Progressives Congress, APC. Mr. Abubakar made the declaration when he paid a courtesy call on the governor of Sokoto State, Aliyu Wamakko.
“All of us are now willing to set aside our individual ambitions so as to build a formidable APC,” he said. “So, for now, we are not talking about how to pursuing our selfish political aspirations. We are collectively working to ensure the growth of the APC.” Mr. Abubakar announced on Sunday that he dumped Nigeria’s ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the opposition party.
Gov. Fashola calls for Peace, Religious tolerance as building Blocks of lasting Democracy, Prosperity.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), Thursday flagged off the 2014 Annual General Conference of the Cherubim & Seraphim Unification Church with a call on Nigerians to maintain peace and religious tolerance saying they represent the building blocks of sustainable democracy and prosperity for the nation.
The Sun reports:
…Winners to pay for homes over a 10 year period
In its bold step to tackling the problem of housing deficit in Lagos, the State Government on Monday unveiled the Lagos State Home Ownership Mortgage Scheme (HOMs) and also inaugurated the State Mortgage Board that will administer the management of the scheme and proper allocation of the houses to would-be winners.
The police officer caught on video demanding 'dollar bribe' from a Nigerian-American he stopped for wearing a navy-like cargo pant, has been arrested and currently in police custody. The policeman now identified as Corporal Aniyem Chiyem was heard in the video saying "Arrange dollars. Give us dollars".
According to a press statement released this evening by the Nigerian police, Cpl Chiyem is currently undergoing Orderly Room trials and if found guilty will face appropriate disciplinary actions. See the video and press statement after the break.
To date, four baby leopards were born at Sochi National Park. Two of them are two years old while two others are only over seven months old. Only a sixth-month cub called Grom ("thunder" in English) has its own name. The others have only been given nicknames.
An undergraduate of the University of Ibadan, 28-year- old Orowo Jesse Omokoh, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for allegedly obtaining Ninety Thousand Dollars ($90,000.) from one Mrs. Jette Jacob, an Australian based in Johannesburg, South Africa, in what is known as a romance scam.
The suspect allegedly met the Aussie on a dating site and struck a sizzling romantic affair that necessitated him moving to Johannesburg in 2013 to link up with his lover.