Monday, December 17, 2012

Yakowa’s Last Assignment As Governor (VIDEO)

he last official assignment of the former governor of Kaduna State, Patrick Yakowa was at the burial ceremony of a presidential adviser, Oronto Douglas in Bayelsa.
“I am happy that I came,” the Late Yakowa had told Mr Douglas after paying tributes to and sympathising with the family of Pa Tamunobibara Douglas. After greeting their host, both Yakowa and former National Security Adviser, General Andrew Azazi took a walk away from the crowd to where the ill-fated Helicopter was stationed, ready to travel back to Port Harcourt. Little did both men know that in few hours Nigerians will be sympathising and condoling with their families as well.

Minister Allison Madueke Hospitalized For Cancer

Nigeria’s controversial Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke, has returned to a London hospital to continue treatment for an undisclosed ailment that is believed to be cancer. Sources say the woman, who has her name in most of the corruption revelation in the NNPC, made the journey last week, and began a daily therapy. Her one-week absence from Abuja has emboldened those Nigerians who have been calling for her removal to further pressure President Goodluck Jonathan to sack her as Minister of Petroleum Resources. But she's known to be a close friend of the President.

Crashed Dana Plane Ran Out Of Fuel – Pilot (Video)

A pilot and aviation expert, Benson Ikponwosa on Monday said the only plausible explanation to the recent Dana plane crash could be shortage of fuel. Speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, Mr Ikponwosa said a plane that left Abuja with its two engines intact could not have lost both engines if aircraft had adequate supply of fuel. A Dana Airline plane, flight MD83 had in June crashed into two buildings at the Agege area of Lagos State killing all 153 passengers and crew on aboard.

Nollywood Actress, Ngozi Nwosu Is Sick And Needs Help

House of Fuji Commotion Star, Ngozi Nwosu who has been battling with a kidney related ailment is still very much sick and needs help. Mr Seun Oloketuyi was on the 'who wants to be a millionaire' show yesterday and won N1m on her behalf. Ngozi is suffering from a kidney related ailment.
Those who know the once robust and lively actress couldn't stop shedding tears as she was brought into the game show premises yesterday.

Navy Recovers Yakowa, Azazi’s Bodies, Four Others

The Nigerian Navy disclosed, Sunday, that its search and rescue efforts, after the Dec 15 helicopter crash in Okoloba community, has led to the recovery of six bodies of the victims of the crash, saying that the bodies have been deposited at the Federal Medical Center, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
It said with the recovery, the Navy has commenced investigation into the cause of the accident.
The  statement by the Director of Naval Information, Commodore Kabiru Aliyu reads, “The Nigerian Navy wishes to confirm that search and rescue effort has led to the recovery of all the 4 passengers and the 2 pilots on board its helicopter NN 07 which crashed on 15 December 2012”. “The bodies of the victims have been recovered from the scene of the incident and the crash site has been duly secured to allow for detailed investigation.

Nigerian woman caught in insurance fraud after she rushes off to have séx in public (PHOTO)

A séx romp at a public park helped prosecutors convict a California woman of faking an ankle injury to collect workers’ compensation payments, authorities said. Modupe Adunni Martin, 29, was sentenced to nine months in jail on Thursday in San Mateo County after pleading no contest in October to felony workers compensation fraud.Martin was caught on videotape in August 2009 throwing her crutches into a car and running in high heels to meet her boyfriend at a public park, where she took part in a séx act that doctors concluded she couldn’t have done with an injured ankle, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.

Sullivan Chime Not Dead – Enugu Government

The Enugu State government Sunday, debunked the rumours making the round that governor Sullivan Chime has passed away. Chime was reported to have passed on at an Indian hospital on Saturday, after battling an undisclosed ailment for some months.

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The State Commissioner for Information, Mr Chucks Ugwuoke who confirmed this to Vanguard on Sunday, described the news as unfounded.
According to him, the governor is doing well and will soon return to the state.
More details will be updated.

General Azazi’s Last Moment

IT was just a few minutes to 13.00 hours and the service of songs was in session when our chartered Caverton helicopter landed in ancient breezy coastal community of Okoroba, hometown of Mr. Oronto Douglas, a senior aide to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. I had flown with my Uncle, Engr. Mayne David-West, Principal Consultant of Pearl Consultants, and George Kerley, Coordinator of The Jonathan Project and an unrepentant crusader of the president. We proceeded directly to the venue of the Service of Songs. It was a ten minutes walk from the school field where the helicopter had landed, and it offered an opportunity to see the sprawling ancient community and the new developments taking place. The people were very happy.

Azazi, Yakowa Tragedy: Crashed Navy Helicopter Had ‘Engine Failure’ After 10 Trips

The Nigeria navy executive Agusta 109E helicopter, which crashed yesterday killing Kaduna State Governor Patrick Yakowa, former NSA Andrew Owoye Azazi and four others, had engine failure, naval sources have said. SaharaReporters learned that the pilot of the helicopter communicated with the control tower in Port Harcourt to report the problem before it crashed to the ground and caught fire. The chopper belonged to the Nigeria navy, but it had been placed at the exclusive service of the president in the Niger Delta region.
The navy has had three Agusta 109E helicopters.  In 2007, one of them crashed due to bad weather as it approached the Owerri airport in the night, accompanying INEC election materials. Four persons died in the crash.  The other two, NN07 and NN08, which actively worked the Bayelsa airspace yesterday, were commissioned in 2009.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Actress Nkiru Sylvanus Kidnapped In Imo State !!!Kidnappers asking for ₦100 Million

Got word this afternoon from friends of popular actress and Imo State SA on public affairs, Ms Nkiru Sylvanus, that she was kidnapped in owerri this morning. Nkiru was last seen on the set of a movie last night in Owerri. The kidnappers took her early this morning and have already made contact with her family. They are asking for N100million. More details coming..

Opa Williams undergoes successful Surgery in India

A week after disclosing on his Facebook page that he was off to India for surgery, Nollywood producer and director Opa Williams has undergone successful surgery...for an undisclosed ailment. Opa's media reps said this weekend that the founder of Nite of a Thousand Laughs is hale and hearty and the doctors in India have given him a clean bill of health. He is expected back in Nigeria sometime this week.

"Why we Muslims are celebrating Yakowa's death" -Kaduna Muslim youth

According to a Muslim youth in kaduna,Mr Nazeer,he said that some Christians openly celebrated and jubilate the death of Yaradua, the same way We Muslims are now doing on Yakowa's death.


No single Nigerian celebrated Yar'dua's death in any form, either by a Christian or Muslim. The Time Yar'dua was the Nigerian President, no one bothered where he was a Christian or Muslim. The Religion issue is only a device used by Old and out-of-date Politicians to divide the common man to their advantage.

Bayelsa Helicopter Crash Victims Identified.

The names of people that lost their lives in the Nigerian Navy chopper crash with Governor Yakowa and Gen Azazi has been released.

The names victims made available to includes:
1] Dauda Tsoho (aide to Governor Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna).
2] Warrant Officer Mohammed Kamal, (aide to Owoye Azazi).
3] Commander Muritala Mohammed Daba (the Pilot).
4] Lt. Adeyemi O. Sowole.

May their soul Rest In Peace.

“We are shocked beyond imagination” – PDP reacts to Governor Yakowa’s death

The National headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party has confirmed the death of Governor Patrick Yakowa.  Below is full text of the statement.   “The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed utter shock and devastating grief at the news of the death of the Executive Governor of Kaduna State, Mr. Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa and other prominent Nigerians, including the former National Security Adviser, General Owoye Azazi in a helicopter crash today. ” Our great Party is shocked beyond imagination and no words can adequately give expression to the depth of our grief. What a colossal loss! “

Clinton Is Recovering From a Concussion

As a result, she will not testify as scheduled on Thursday before Congressional committees investigating the September attack on the American diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya. The fainting episode occurred after Mrs. Clinton, who is being widely discussed as a possible presidential candidate in 2016, became dehydrated because of a stomach virus she contracted during a trip to Europe, according to statements released by a close adviser and her doctors.

Hilary Clinton faints, suffers concussion

Hilary Clinton faints, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has suffered a concussion after fainting, the State Department said on Saturday, December 15, 2012. The 65-year-old, who skipped an overseas trip this past week because of a stomach virus, was recovering at home after the incident last week and is being monitored by doctors, according to a statement by aide Philippe Reines.  The State Department said Clinton was dehydrated because of the virus, fainted and sustained a concussion. She will continue to work from home in the week ahead and looks forward to returning to the office ‘soon’ the statement said.

Hilary is married to former US president Bill Clinton.

Additional report from APsuffers concussion

Jonathan is my president but I won’t keep quiet — Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday in Abeokuta said he had no problem with President Goodluck Jonathan as being speculated in some quarters. Obasanjo however said he would not allow himself to be prevented by anyone from discussing pressing national issues and party affairs. The former president said this when the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, paid him a visit at his Hilltop Country Home in Abeokuta. Obasanjo told Tukur that his passion, patriotism and love for the country would not allow him to remain silent on burning national issues.

Face Of The New Kaduna State Governor

Alhaji Mukhtar Ramalan Yero (44), is the Kaduna State Governor-in-waiting. He is an Accountant and was a Commissioner of Finance in Kaduna state till May 2010. Born May 1, 1968 in Zaria, Alhaji Mukhtar Yero, had his primary school education at LEA Kaura in Zaria City between 1974 to 1980 and went to Government Secondary School, Ikara from 1980 to 1985. He completed his secondary school education at GovernmentDay Secondary School, Zaria in 1986.

Timi Dakolo and wife escape Bayelsa helicopter crash

2007 West African Idol winner Timi Dakolo and his wife Busola have a lot to be thankful for. It has emerged that the couple who attended Oronto Douglas' father's burial in Bayelsa today, were meant to fly on the same military chopper that claimed the lives of Governor Yakowa, Gen Azazi and others, but Timi decided at the very last minute to travel by road and not fly.

FG Skips Planned Refinery Projects - Jonathan Must Tackle Fuel Subsidy Corruption–Labour

Eleven months after promising to build three new refineries for the country, the Federal Government may have dumped the plan. Saturday PUNCH investigations showed that the FG may have dropped the idea because of the unresolved issue of deregulation of the downstream sector of the petroleum industry.
This development came to the fore as organised labour expressed surprise at President Goodluck Jonathan’s N161bn supplementary budget on fuel subsidy for 2012.


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