April 2015

After a lot of anticipation the official video for Tonto Dikeh’s ‘Sugar Rush’ is out.

The video features cameo appearances her DB Records/DKM Media labelmates, D’banj, 2Kriss and Deeveelee.

The video was styled by celebrity stylist, Jeremiah Ogbodo of Swanky Signature Styling.

‘Sugar Rush’ was directed by Moe Musa.

Check on it below!

President-Elect, General Muhammadu Buhari
The President-Elect, General Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to reports that he barred AIT – African Independent Television from covering his activities.

In a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, April 29, by the Directorate of Media and Publicity of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, Buhari aligned himself with the pronouncement of his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC which had earlier expressed disagreement with the temporary barring of the African Independent Television (AIT) from covering his activities.

“I would like everyone to henceforth stay within his/her defined area of responsibility,” Mr. Buhari said.
The president-elect added that his media team should be left to continue to deal with their media colleagues in the best possible way.

According to the statement, Buhari was neither consulted nor informed about the AIT barring, and only became aware of the matter after the public uproar it generated.
“The time of CHANGE has come,” he said, “and we must avoid making the same mistakes that the outgoing government made.”

Source: Premium Times

The handsome 'Baby' crooner Justin Bieber got in hot water yesterday while in Rome to shoot "Zoolander 2. He is wanted in Argentina in connection to not showing up to face charges that he allegedly got his bodyguards to beat up an Argentine photographer in 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Several police officers were rumored to have showed up outside his hotel in Rome, fortunately for him, no arrest was made. Bieber is said to be on an Interpol list because of the outstanding warrant in Argentina in 2013. 
Justin had to go through secondary search at Customs when he flew into Italy because Argentina had contacted Interpol and put him on the list. 

Justin's legal team say there's a grace period before he gets arrested on the warrant which was only issued earlier this month.
As for the officers outside the hotel it was discovered that they were consulting with Justin's security team on crowd control.

I will suggest he films ASAP, get his parts right and get out of dodge! :)

Bruce Jenner and 2 of his ex wives were seen pictured together on Instagram. His ex wife Linda Thompson who was married to Bruce from 1981 to 1986 posted a snap of Bruce with his arms around both her and his first wife Chrystie Crownover, with a link to a lengthy and glowing article she wrote for the Huffington Post about their lives together.

Linda Thompson who is Bruce Jenner's 2nd wife posted the picture of the three of them on Instagram with the caption:  'It has been gently brought to my attention that I never personally shared the link to the Huffington Post abbreviated excerpt from my memoir in progress. So here it is. And thank you for your loving & kind response! #chrystiebruceandme.'

64 year old Thompson is the mother to his children Brandon Jenner, 33, and Brody Jenner, 31. In her Memoir, she said looking back at their time together there were no clues that Bruce was questioning his identity because he was very confident and seemed comfortable in his own skin, hence was shocked when he made a confession.

Chrystie is the mother to his children Burt Jenner, 36 and Casey Marino nee Jenner, 34.

Bruce with his first wife Chrystie back in the days
She said he confessed to her when Brody was about 18-months-old and Brandon was about 3-and-a-half-years-old. "Bruce came to me one day with a very somber look on his face and said, 'There's something about me that I really need to tell you, something you need to know,'"

Thompson shared her shock when Jenner admitted to identifying as a woman, and questioned him extensively. "Bruce lamented, 'I have lived in the wrong skin, the wrong body, my whole life. It is a living hell for me, and I really feel that I would like to move forward with the process of becoming a woman, the woman I have always been inside,'" she said.

Linda confessed that she tried to fix him because she thought he was only going through a phase so suggested therapy but it didn't help the situation, so after 6 months of therapy, they separated.

She explained that even though she kept his secret she still loved him nonetheless.
A Kardashian insider said that while Kris was aware of Bruce's female tendencies, she, like Linda believed it was a phase as well.

Thompson's further stated: 'Bruce has always had my loyalty, even if he wasn't aware of it. I support his courage and commitment to this new chapter of his life. My hope is that his transition will inspire others who struggle with their identities, and my prayer is that humanity has evolved and been educated enough to exercise kindness toward those we may perceive as 'different.''

Kris Jenner, Bruce's last wife who is the mother to models Kendall Jenner 19 and Kylie Jenner 17, still hasn't said much in regards to his transition, well, apart from her single sentence tweet.
Bruce Jenner was married to Chrystie from 1972 to 1981. Married to Linda from 1981 to 1986 then to Kris Kardashian Jenner from 1991 to 2015.

The Federal Government, yesterday, said it would pay MOWAN N156 billion, out of the about N256.2 billion the marketers claim is owed to them in subsidy claims.

Minister of Finance, Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala made this statement at the World Customs Day event held in Abuja yesterday, expressed optimism that the payment, which is expected to be made today, will help address the current fuel scarcity plaguing the country. According to her, the Federal Government is committed to ending the fuel scarcity within the shortest time and that despite the revenue challenges facing the government, the issue of fuel subsidy payments to oil marketers remain a huge priority.

She stated further that “We have been engaging oil marketers over the scarcity issue. We paid them N350 billion and N31 billion in the foreign exchange differential in December. “Tomorrow (which is today), we will be paying them N100 billion for which we had earlier given them IOUs, and interest rate differentials of N56 billion. I am about to sign to get that paid and I think Nigerians will agree that the government is making good effort to accom­modate the oil marketers. They are also Nigerians and they also need to co-operate with us".

The Minis­ter of Information, Patricia Akwashiki, stated that the in­coming administration of Gen Muhammodu Buhari will not inherit fuel scarcity immediately because the coun­try has enough fuel in its reserves for almost 1 month, 27 days to be precise.

She said “I want to assure that we have enough fuel to supply and the problem is not that we do not have fuel on ground. We have a problem with the tanker drivers and that has to do with the non-payment of fuel subsidy claims But from tomorrow (which is today), the Coordinating Minister of economy is going to start pay­ing off some of the liabilities we have in that sector and it will ease off,’’

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, yesterday withdrew the suit against the 19 All Progressives Congress (APC) members of the state House of Assembly from impeaching him and his Deputy, Kolapo Olusola.

In the suit, the plaintiffs, including speaker of the House of Assembly which is occupied by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) factional Speaker, Olugbemi Joseph Dele; Ekiti State House of Assembly, Fayose and Olusola through their counsel, Ahmed Raji (SAN), had approached the court seeking to stop impeachment moves against the governor. The suit however had already been struck out by Justice Ahmed Mohammed.

When the matter was called for hearing yesterday, counsel to the plaintiffs, Raji, informed the court of his client’s intention to withdraw the case. The plaintiff’s counsel did not give any reason for the withdrawal.

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While Kendra Wilkinson and husband Hank Baskett are putting his reported affair behind him, the reality star's fans are apparently not doing the same.

The transgender female who had a relationship with Hank Baskett is filing a police report, claiming she was attacked in a gay bar by Kendra Wilkinson fans who were out for revenge.

Ava London is currently telling Modesto Police that she was inside a gay bar called Climax when a man and a woman attacked her. She says they pummeled her and pulled her weave out, screaming she was a "homewrecker" and a "hoe."

The alleged attacker Blake Tinsley admitted attacking Hank's reported lover and posted the video of the aftermath on his Instagram page and wrote, "LOL, the #husbandf***er Ava got told she's a hoe today and she/he went crazy."
The guy actually admits the attack saying, "After she flipped her fake-ass hair in my face and after i was being held by security my girl Tee Tee beat the s*** outs her."

Blake has since removed that comment but has posted his own video of the night showing Ava approach and hit his car.
While Ava's face is hard to see, the video clearly shows a person dressed in the same outfit that she posted selfies in earlier in the evening and in videos at a fast food restaurant that appear to be filled after the alleged attack.
Blake tagged in reality star Kendra in the Instagram post.

The model provided a picture she says shows where the pair pulled out her hair piece.

In response to comments by the model's friends, Blake claims it was Ava that initiated their fight.
He wrote: 'This is funny these people thing [sic] they know but I was the one who was first harassed when Ava hit he with her hair and that was uncalled for.
'I asked for footage cause she kept hitting my car to get to my friend who simple asked her why she would be rude to me.

Members of the Chibok com­munity in Borno State have not yet seen any of their 219 schoolgirls abducted over a year ago by Boko Haram insurgents in the Northeast of the much beleaguered state. However, they insist that they have high hopes that their missing daughters would soon walk home. Tuesday’s res­cue of 200 girls and 93 women that was announced by the authorities has raised their hopes that things might soon turn around for good for them, and their daughters would eventually be rescued.

The Nigerian military high command on Tuesday announced that troops had rescued some 200 girls and 93 women during a counter-insurgency operation near Sambisa Games Reserve where the Boko Haram insurgents have their camps.

“Our gallant troops have been making progress in the desired aim of ridding the nation of terrorists and their sanctuaries. It is heartwarming to inform you that today, (Tuesday), troops continued the offensive and cleared four key terrorists camps in Sambisa forest, Borno State. So far, they have destroyed and cleared Sassa, Tokumbere and two other camps in the general area of Alafa, all within the Sambisa forest. The troops rescued 200 abducted girls and 93 women. They are presently being processed,” Acting Director Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, disclosed in a message to Daily Sun on Tuesday.

Some media reports had speculated that the 200 rescued girls might be part of the 219 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by the insurgents on April 14, 2014. But the military, while clarifying the report, insisted that those rescued were “not Chbok girls.”
However, parents and relations of the Chibok schoolgirls, in their reaction to the news of the release of the 200 girls, said the development had raised their hopes that their daughters could be found soon. They said the rescue also brought to the fore the fact that several other women and girls had been kidnapped before and after April 14, 2014 when their daughters were whisked away into the forest by Boko Haram.

“We are happy because people that were hitherto not known to have been abducted are now being rescued, It is giving hope to us the parents and relations that some of the Chibok girls will be freed one day, even if not all,” spokesman of the Chibok Community (Kibaku Association), Dr Mannaseh Allen, informed Daily Sun.

According to him, the rescue on Tuesday of the women and girls has cleared the air of initial doubts from certain quarters over the abduction of the Chibok girls.
“This development also gives us hope and clears the air of intial doubts that the abduction of our daughters was untrue. It gives credence to the fact that not only Chibok schools girls have been kidnapped by Boko Haram but several others who many people outside Borno were unaware of,” he added.

He said Chibok people were now more hopeful than ever before, adding that the despair and gloom of the commemoration of the one year anniversary of the kidnap of the teenagers have now thawed with the cheering news by the military on Tuesday. He said right now, the entire community was rejoicing with the families of the 200 girls and 93 women just rescued. “At least,, we believe they can now re-unite with their families after they have been identified,” he noted.
A security source confirmed to Daily Sun that many of the rescued girls were earlier kept in Gwoza by the insurgents but were moved to Sambisa forest when the military launched an offensive in the area earlier in April, leading to the recapture of the hilly town that had been a stronghold of the insurgents. It was named the capital of Boko Haram’s purported Islamic caliphate.
Some teenagers were kidnapped in Konduga and Askira Uba in June, 2013 when the insurgents attacked the area while several others were abducted in the series of attacks on communities by the insurgents. Many believe more girls and women kidnapped by Boko Haram in the state might still be unaccounted for.

But a convener of Pro-women rights group, Women for Peace and Security Network who is also a Bring Back Our Girls Crusader, Prof Auwa Biu said the rescue of the 200 girls did not call for jubilation.

“There is no cause for any jubilation for some of us in the campaigns to bring back our girls,” she said in a telephone interview with Daily Sun yesterday. She challenge the military to produce the photographs of the women and girls that were rescued immediately, wondering why the military made the information about the rescue known to the public before carrying out its investigation. She described the effort as diversionary, saying the military only used the 200 girls to take away attention of the people from the schoolgirls abducted from the Government Girls’ College, Chibok, in April last year.

Burundi has government blocked WhatsApp and Viber access in the country following violent protests over the country's President, Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for 3rd term in office. Protesters clashed with police yesterday April 28th for a third straight day. The government believes protesters use these apps to engage others and convince them to join the fight...
See one of the citizen's tweet below;

The army tweeted yesterday April 29th evening that they can't confirm if Chibok girls were among the 200 girls they rescued from Sambisa forest, that they will know after they screen and profile the rescued girls. But now Reuters, AP and Al-Jazeera are reporting that an Army Spokesperson has confirmed Chibok girls are not among the 293 girls and women rescued today.

Army spokesman Col. Sani Usman told The Associated Press that troops destroyed and cleared four militant camps and rescued 200 abducted girls and 93 women "but they are not the Chibok girls."

She's stunning!

To those who do not know her. Fathia Balogun, is  a popular Yoruba actress who got married to Saheed Balogun in the early days of her career. She has featured in several Yoruba and Nollywood movies. One of her popular movie is Yemoja where she acted as a Goddess of the river.
She speaks Urhobo, English, Yoruba and Pigin English fluently.Surprise? :)

See another picture below.

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Dating rumors sparked after a viral picture of Ciara, 28 and NFL player, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, 26, were first seen together at a Rangers vs. Mariners baseball game. The rumored couple tried to keep a low profile, with both of them rocking sunglasses during the game but people still added 1 and 1 together.

When the couple was asked about the dating rumours, they neither denied nor confirmed it, so I guess, they are dating?

They were again seen together at White House State dinner and they both looked stunning!
Ciara, clad in a gold gown, looked happier than ever to be by Russell Wilson’s side at the dinner,which honored Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe.

More image below;

One of two Australians facing imminent execution in Indonesia, Andrew Chan, 31, married his girlfriend on Monday in a ceremony at the prison where he is to face the firing squad.

According to Andrew Chan’s brother, Michael Chan, he wedded Indonesian Pastor Febyanti Herewila on the Nusakambangan prison island, ABC.net reports.

However, Michael said a priest was present at the ceremony.

He said that Chan met Herewila several years ago when she began counselling inmates at a prison on the resort Island of Bali, where he was held before being transferred to Nusakambangan.

Reports state that Chan is among nine drug convicts expected to be executed as early as Tuesday, in spite of diplomatic disputes and international protests.

The convicts, who are all foreigners except one of them, received notifications of their impending execution on Saturday.

However, convicts and their families are typically notified of their executions 72 hours earlier.

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There was a bomb blast on TAO FM in Okene, Kogi State, last night at about 8pm which had 4 people, suspected to be security personnel killed.

The radio station which was located at the centre of Okene town, which is the headquarters of Kogi Central Senatorial District has been reduced to nothing.

Kogi state Police Public Relations Officer, Shola Collins, confirmed the incident said that police detectives had already been mobilized to the scene of the incident.

The reason for bombing the radio station was not known as no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The police have promised to capture the perpetuators of this crime and are currently investigating the case.

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari‘s security operatives have reportedly barred  the television crew of African Independent Television (AIT) from covering his activities.

According to Punch, the security team cited “adverse security reports and ethical issues as reasons for their action.”

The AIT crew was said to have been informed of the directive on Monday(yesterday) when they visited Defence House, venue of a meeting between Buhari and a visiting Cuban delegation, led by its Ambassador to Nigeria. The crew was reportedly asked to leave the vicinity “until further notice.”

Director of Press of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation, Mallam Garba Shehu, confirmed the news.

“AIT has been asked to stay aside based on security and family concerns. In addition, General Buhari has decided that they will have to resolve some issues relating to issues of standard and ethics.

We will be talking with them to try and resolve the matter but for now, the station has been asked to stay aside because, like I said, there are some family and security concerns.

“They have been asked to step down their coverage until we resolve the matter with them on ethics and standards,” he said.

As part of the determination to combat crimes in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja and its environs, the Police Command has arrested notorious fraudsters and impersonators who operate in city.
Parading the suspects, the FCT Police Commissioner Wilson Inalegwu said some of the suspects are currently assisting the Police in their investigations and they will be arraigned in court as soon as investigations are concluded.

In a statement by the spokesperson of the FCT Police Command, ASP Anjuguri J. Manzah, some of the suspects paraded included Tanko Gimba who specialised in issuing fake letters of appointments to unsuspecting members of the public. He had so far defrauded job applicants to the sum of five million naira with the promise of offering them employment in Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA).

Another suspect, Nnamdi Uwaezuoke impersonated the Comptroller-General of Immigration in his attempt to sign and collect approved land allocation document from FCDA Office.
Also Matthew Nkemakolam, a business centre operator conspired with the fake woman police to produce fake Identity cards for criminals. More pictures below;

President Goodluck Jonathan and President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, had a private meeting at the Presidential Villa.

That would be the second time that Jonathan and Buhari would be meeting in public since the March 28 presidential election.
After today’s meeting which lasted for 30 minutes, the pair came out holding hands and beaming with smiles.

Although journalists probed to know details of the meeting, an evasive President Jonathan had the following to say to them:

President: Thank you gentlemen. We have nothing to tell you today, formally we will take a date where the President (Buhari) will come and I will show him round the State House

But today is not for that. Today, we are continuing with our conversation, so we don’t need to worry the President (Buhari), you don’t need to also worry the President (referring to himself)

Journalists: How did the conversation go?

President: But you see that we are smiling

Journalists: So, the meeting was a fruitful one?

President: Yes.

Journalists: What did you discuss?

President: I will not tell you, but the meeting was for the interest of the country.

Bola Tinubu (Photo: NewsNG)

The rumours seem to have re-surfaced again as the US-based Daily Beast today wrote on the alleged role Tinubu played in drug trafficking in the United States of America.
According to the report, Tinubu’s involvement in a federal drug and racketeering investigation waged jointly by the DEA, FBI and IRS has gone unreported.

General Muhammed Buhari’s political partner is a former bagman for two heroin traffickers. But that’s just business as usual in Nigeria.

Nigeria’s election last month was celebrated as an unlikely victory for democracy in an African country with a tenuous record of free and fair representation. But the man most responsible for midwifing General Muhammed Buhari’s ballot triumph over current President Goodluck Jonathan has a spotty CV. Former Lagos provincial governor Bola Tinubu, affectionately nicknamed the Jagaban, is today seen as a shrewd if not “deeply Machiavellian” Svengali in Nigeria’s politics as well as the architect of a hugely successful anti-corruption platform. But 20 years ago he had to forfeit nearly half a million dollars to the U.S. Treasury Department after being named as an accomplice in a white heroin-trafficking and money-laundering ring that stretched from West Africa to the U.S. Midwest.

Although his case has been bandied about the Nigerian press for years, Tinubu’s involvement in a federal drug and racketeering investigation waged jointly by the DEA, FBI, and IRS has gone unreported elsewhere, even after his ascendance to Karl Rove-like status last month. A recent gauzy Financial Times profile of him, for instance, neglected to mention that two decades ago Tinubu was identified as a bagman for two Nigerian heroin movers who operated out of Chicago and Hammond, Indiana. They were Adegboyega Mueez Akande and Abiodun Agbele, Akande’s nephew, who was exposed to law enforcement after selling white heroin first to Lee Andrew Edwards, another dealer later jailed for trying to murder a federal agent, and then to an undercover cop.

In a 1993 court docket from the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois, which The Daily Beast obtained from Sahara Reporters, a Nigeria-focused news outlet, IRS Special Agent Kevin Moss said that Akande had run the white heroin ring in the late 1980s until 1990, when he handed off the U.S arm of the business to his nephew, who had arrived in 1988. Akande then returned to Nigeria but continued to oversee the operation from abroad with the help of others at home and in the United States, including his relatives. One of the individuals identified in his cartel by Moss was Tinubu, then a Chicago State University-educated accountant working as a treasurer for Mobil Oil Nigeria Ltd, a subsidiary of energy giant Mobil Oil, which was still a few years shy of its famous merger with Exxon in 1999.

In the biography section of his official website, Tinubu is described as having emigrated to the United States in 1975 “in search of the proverbial Golden Fleece with a heart brimming with unrelenting determination to achieve his visions.” This is certainly one way to describe his tenure stateside.
In 1989, Moss said in an affidavit, Tinubu established an individual money market account, into which he deposited $1,000 in traveler’s checks, and a negotiable order of withdrawal account (NOW) at First Heritage Bank in Country Club Hills, Illinois. The address Tinubu gave the bank was the same as the listed headquarters of Globe-Link International, the front company owned by Akande and his relatives.
“There’s a trend of various Nigerian politicians at the highest levels involved in dodgy business deals around the world, in property and cash.”
Bank employees told Moss that Akande had personally introduced them to Tinubu in December 1989 when who also opened a joint checking account with his wife, Oluremi Tinubu, who already kept a joint account with Akande’s wife at First Heritage. Five days after the NOW account was opened, $80,000 was wired into it from a bank in Houston maintained by one of Akande’s relatives. Tinubu would later use the NOW account to buy a $10,000 Certificate of Deposit for an $8,000 car loan, listing Akande as his cousin on the application.

At the time, Tinubu’s take home as a Mobil Oil Nigeria executive was a mere $2,400 a month and he claimed not to have any other revenue streams. Yet he still managed to deposit $661,000 into his individual money market account in 1990 and then another $1,216,500 a year later. He also opened more accounts with Citibank in its worldwide personal banking unit, transferring over half a million dollars from his First Heritage money market account into one of them in early 1991.

Mobil Oil Nigeria told Moss that Tinubu’s role at the company never involved transferring large sums of money between banks and that it didn’t keep deposits in any institutions in the south suburbs of Chicago, where First Heritage was based. Moreover, although Tinubu moved back to Nigeria in 1983, he neglected to file U.S. income tax returns after 1984 despite having sizable, interest-generating deposits in American banks. All of this was enough to persuade a magistrate judge of the Northern District to issue seizure warrants for Tinubu’s First Heritage and Citibank accounts. Collectively, more than $1.4 million belonging to the Nigerian was confiscated.

Tinubu gave differing accounts for his wealth to Moss. In one phone call from Nigeria, shortly after the U.S. Treasury seized his money, he admitted to wiring $100,000 to Akande’s Houston bank account and to receiving the $80,000 from Akande into his First Heritage account. Tinubu also said that apart from one other account in Fairfax, Virginia, he had no other money stashed in U.S. banks.
Except that there were other accounts. Citibank has a worldwide banking division known as Citibank International where Tinubu stashed an additional $550,000. He also controlled an entity called Compass Finance and Investments Company Ltd., of which Akande and Agbele were directors. Still another nexus of money transfers was uncovered by federal investigators, with cash moving from First Heritage to Citibank to Citibank International, where it wound up in Tinubu’s personal accounts and in those belonging to Compass Finance and Investments. In a follow-up exchange with law enforcement officers, Tinubu changed his story. Just days after conceding that he’d sent and received money to and from Akande, he insisted that he had no financial or business dealings with Akande or Agbele.

There’s no evidence that Tinubu was ever indicted for any crime. He eventually settled with the district court, turning over $460,000 of the seized $1.4 million, with the remainder released back to him. The Beast tried repeatedly to contact Marsha McClellan, the U.S. attorney who prosecuted the case, but was unsuccessful.

“I’m not surprised at all,” said Virginia Comolli, a specialist on Nigeria and author of Boko Haram: Nigeria’s Islamist Insurgency. “There’s a trend of various Nigerian politicians at the highest levels involved in dodgy business deals around the world, in property and cash. Even ones who seem fairly clean turn out to have some dark histories.” The perfect case in point is Tinubu’s political project and new president-elect of Nigeria, General Muhammed Buhari, who in 1983 helped overthrow a democratically elected government in a military coup d’etat on the grounds that the government was undisciplined and corrupt. “He resorted to brutal methods, beating up people for not queuing properly and imposing limitations on the media,” Comolli said. “I think a lot of the votes Buhari got were anti-Jonathan rather than pro-Buhari.”

But no doubt, many also came from a savvy fusion of political factions. In February 2013, Tinubu successfully merged his own influential Action Congress party with Buhari’s Congress for Progressive Change, resulting in the All Progressives Congress. The marriage united Nigeria’s most populous northwest and southwest regions and the ensuing campaign was billed by Tinubu as a “commonsense revolution” against a corrupt and venal incumbency which, in its five years in power, had seen the terrorist group and newly-minted ISIS affiliate Boko Haram thrive. Buhari swept the election with 2.7 million more votes than Jonathan.

Even before that trouncing, however, Tinubu had a relatively positive reputation in Nigeria, according to former U.S. ambassador to Nigeria John Campbell. “He is widely regarded as having been a highly successful governor of Lagos state,” he said. “Together with Tinubu’s handpicked successor, Babatunde Fashola, Lagos has seen dramatic improvements in everything from practical stuff like garbage collection to the collection of taxes and the provision of public services,” Campbell told The Beast. Though even here, the ex-diplomat admits, Tinubu’s good governance has been clouded by controversy. “He established a company to do the tax collecting in return for a cut and, at one point, Tinubu and Fashola appeared to be splitting over the percentage of Tinubu’s cut.”
Drug charges do indeed appear to be the sine qua non for Nigerian high office. The year 1993, when Tinubu’s assets were seized, was a turbulent period for Nigeria following the cancellation of a national election and the establishment of a military dictatorship. Moshood Abiola, the rightful winner of that election, was accused of narcotics trafficking. So too is “Prince” Buruji Kashamu from the People’s Democratic Party, who has faced extradition back to the United States since 1998. Kashamu was indicted by a federal grand jury in Chicago for being the elusive “Alaji,” a globetrotting drug kingpin who smuggled heroin into O’Hare International Airport from Europe and Asia. Piper Kerman, the memoirist who inspired the Netflix series Orange is the New Black, famously worked for Alaji. Kashamu denies the charges and insists that he was purportedly a counterterrorism informant to the U.S. government before and after 9/11, and that the real trafficker was his now-deceased brother.

Despite his party’s general loss to the All Progressives Congress, Kashumu was elected in March as senator of the southwest Ogun state. In what appeared to be a magnanimous gesture to the winner, he took out an advertisement praising Tinubu as a role model. The Jagaban was distinctly unimpressed. He trashed the comparison in a statement signed by his media adviser, claiming that for Kashamu “to liken himself to Bola Tinubu is for a small rut to call itself a mountain.” Tinubu instructed the “false praise singer” to go face the music in the Windy City before deigning to talk to him.


Akwa Ibom state government has warned residents of the state to desist from eating cow skin popularly known as Ponmo as research has shown that the consumption of the cow skin has led to the increase in cancer and liver problems in the state.

At a press conference in Uyo yesterday April 26th, the state Commissioner for Agriculture & Natural Resources, Mr. Godwin Afangideh, represented by Director of Veterinary Services in the state, Dr. Obot Obot said the high quantity of salt used for the preservation of the cow skin has been traced to have adverse effect on the liver of the consumers and also increases the risk of having cancer

"The state government, through the veterinary services directorate of the ministry, has embarked on a sensitisation campaign in some markets in the local government areas to talk to the people about the danger of consuming such meat. The veterinary officer, who was in charge of the sensitisation campaign, went to different markets and talked to the people on the imperatives of how to watch out for toxic meat following reports of its importation into the country. Cow skin meat, which is five times thicker than ordinary skin meat, is injected with a toxic substance called formalin used for its preservation. This formalin in the long run is capable of causing cancer and liver problems due to high concentration of salt used for their preservation.” he said

Hot Ghanaian actress Juliet Ibrahim has shown off the new man she is currently in a relationship with.

The highly sought after movie star posted a picture of her new bae on her Instagram today, Monday April 27, 2015. Juliet Ibrahim however isn't too keen on showing the face of her man. In the picture she posted, Juliet Ibrahim's boyfriend covers his face, while going shirtless and exposing his tattoos.

"Sweet dreams B. all I see are fairies  no tagging Cus vultures are everywhere and pls do not comment or tag the person in this photo if u know who he is thanks" captioned the actress who did not want to expose his identity.

Juliet Ibrahim was formerly married to Kwadwo Safo. Their union produced one child.

In Malawi, two siblings, Zione Jere, 17 and Nelson Jere, 21, have been detained for engaging in incest, Mzimba Police PRO, Constable Gabriel Chiona confirms.

“Yes I can confirm that we have arrested the two, who are brother and sister on suspicion that they committed incest,” Chiona was quoted as saying.

Chiona further said the father of the two siblings received a report that his daughter is pregnant, and when questioned about the man responsible, 17 year old Zione identified her brother as the father.
“The victim was referred to Mzimba district hospital where test results revealed that Zione was 16 weeks pregnant,” Chiona said.

The two suspects will appear in court soon to answer charges of incest contrary to section 157 of penal code which attracts a maximum sentence of 5 years imprisonment with hard labor.

The two hail from Bekhandnhale Village Traditional Authority (T/A) Mzukuzuk in Mzimba district.

Despite several pleas, the Indonesian government has insisted that these 9 men accused and convicted of drug trafficking will all be executed. The date for the execution is April 29 and the Government has enlisted the local funeral director in Cilacap, the nearest port to Nusakambangan, or Death Island, to inscribe the names of those to be shot by firing squad and the date of their deaths.

Coffins for all 9 have been ordered and all 9 convicts have been given their date of execution.

On Saturday night, 51 year old actor, Brad Pitt arrived at a charity event in Hollywood, 'Light Up The Blues concert' to benefit Autism with a nasty looking injury across his left cheek that stretched all the way to his nose but never revealed how he got the injury.

However, on Sunday, the actor told DailyMail; 'This is what happens when you try to run up steps in the dark, with your arms full, wearing flip flops. Turns out if you then try to stop your forward momentum with your face, the result is road rash."

"Regardless, I wasn't going to miss the Autism Speaks benefit the night after - wonderful people and I was honored to be a part of this important event.'

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