Oby Ezekwesili & Okonjo-Iweala clash over Soludo's Write Up

 

The issues caused by the strong opinion expressed by ex-CBN governor Charles Soludo on the performance or otherwise of President Gooodluck Jonathan is far from being over.

The Government on Wednesday said the five-year tenure of Prof. Chukwuma Soludo as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria was a disaster to the banking sector.

But while the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, described Soludo’s criticism of the economy under President Jonathan as “intellectual hara-kiri”, a former Minister of Education, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, called for a public debate by all parties on the actual state of the economy.

Soludo, who was the CBN governor between May 2004 and May 2009, had on Monday written an article in which he claimed that the Nigerian economy under Jonathan had performed woefully.

Jennifer Lopez Slaps Contestant at American Idol Auditions

 


On the Jan. 28 episode of ‘American Idol,’ things got so heated in the audition room that Jennifer Lopez was actually driven to slap a contestant right across the face!

Samuel Prince is from Puerto Rico where, as he says, JLo is “queen.” To honor the queen, Samuel asks JLo if she– as well as Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban– will join him in something. “This is a soap opera scene,” Samuel says.

In the drama, Samuel tells Jennifer Lopez that she cheated on him with Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr and it got JLo to slap him in a rage of anger that sends him to the floor.

It's not a serious fight though and the judges seem to like Samuel's acting skills. Then the contestant starts doing what he is supposed to do – sing. He performs "As Long As You Love Me

Staffers Shut Federal Palace Hotel Over Salary

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There is a face-off between the management of The Federal Palace Hotel and their staffers over ill treatment and salary issue. And this has led to total stand down of activities as the aggrieved workers have shut the hotel.

We reliably gathered that the face off began on Tuessay, January 27,2014 when the management refused to yield to the petitions sent by the staffers to complained about the way the expatriates treat them like slaves. A source alleged that they work over time and they were treated like trash. Also, some of the females claimed they were intimidated by their bosses. According to our source, the hotel net in huge revenue but pay them paltry sum and still expect them to work like slaves. Aside that, the managememt deduct over N7,500“ it’s a modern day form of slavery which is not good”. We learnt scores of them have refused to work until the issue is resolved.

Sahara Weekly was at the scene of event and we promise to give you the full details soon. You can’t afford to miss it.

How Kidnappers fled to Niger republic with Ogun School girl (Photo)




                                
A Niger Republic-based kidnapping syndicate has demanded the payment of $100, 000 as ransom for the release of its 15-year-old victim, Precious Okoro.

The victim’s father, Nwaigwe, explained that Precious was kidnapped around Songotedo, in the Ajah area of Lagos State, where she had boarded a commercial vehicle en route to her school in Ikenne, Ogun State.

He said he never knew his daughter had been abducted until two weeks later when the school managementcontacted him to say Precious had not reported in school.

He explained that he reported the matter to the police at the Ajah Police Division, where he was asked to exercisepatience. He said the cops initially thought she fled to a boyfriend’s house.

Nwaigwe, a trader, said he was later contacted by the kidnappers, who informed him that his daughter was in Niamey, the Niger Republic capital.He said,

Nigerian International Goal Keeper, Wilfred Agbonavbare Loses Battle With Cancer

 

Former Nigerian International goalkeeper, Wilfred Agbonavbare has lost his battle with cancer. The ex-Rayo Vallecano goalkeeper who had been receiving treatment at a Spanish hospital was said to have died yesterday January 26th.

Agbonavbare played for New Nigeria Bank F.C. and BCC Lions FC. during his active days  before moving to Spain in 1990 where he spent the rest of his career.

Sadly, Agbonavbare also lost his wife three years ago to cancer. May his soul rest in peace.

Go and Open the "Gates of Hell” and See What We Will Do –– APC tells Oyedepo

 

All Progressive Congress has responded via twitter that they are eagerly waiting to change Nigeria because the country is already in hell. Their tweet is in response to counter a statement allegedly credited to Bishop David Oyedepo of Winners Chapel, during President Goodluck Jonathan’s visit to his church on Sunday January 25, 2015.

An APC lieutenant replied the multi-billionaire cleric that he should open the gates of hell:
“Go and open the gates of hell…We will enter there and use PVCs to CHANGE the padlock and lock you inside- APC Supporters”

Ghana Pulls Down Jonathan, Buhari Billboards



                                

The campaign billboards of two Nigerian presidential candidates erected in Ghana’s capital, Accra have been pulled down following an order by the country’s (Ghana) national security agency, Punch reports

The billboards of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party featuring President Goodluck Jonathan, as well as those of the main opposition All Progressives Congress of Muhammadu Buhari, located on Accra roads, were pulled down over the weekend by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly.

Police Arrest Suspected Boko Haram Bomb Maker





A suspected Boko Haram bomb maker and nine accomplices have been arrested by the Nigerian security operatives.

The man, identified as Ba’na, suspected to be behind the fabrication of explosives used in a series of Boko Haram suicide attacks, was arrested in Yobe State, a senior police officer told Agence France Presse on Tuesday, Punch reports

The suspected bomb maker was held in the Arikime area of Potiskum after some weeks of surveillance, said the officer, who was involved in the Sunday arrest.

Potiskum, the commercial capital of Yobe State, has been hit by a wave of bombings in recent months, including a suicide attack on a secondary school in November in which 58 people were killed.

Husband and Wife caught leading robbery gang

 

The Nigeria Police in Ogun State has arrested a gang of armed robbers, including a couple, who allegedly went to rob in an estate at Abule Lemode in the Ijoko area of the gateway state.

The four suspects ─ Amache and Seun Augustine, Taiwo Dada and Ezekiel Alawode ─ were apprehended while allegedly robbing at Santos Crescent in Araromi Estate by 9:30pm on Saturday.

It was gathered that it was the couple ─ Amache and Seun ─ who had stayed in the estate for about a year, that allegedly led the gang on the night of the robbery.

PUNCH learnt that the suspects, who were in possession of a locally-made pistol, were first apprehended by the members of the local vigilance group before they were handed over to the Agbado Police Division, Ayinla, on Sunday.

Popular Nollywood diva and new mum, Mercy Johnson, is in town!


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Mercy Johnson-Okojie has returned to Nigeria few weeks after being away in the United States for several months to have her second child. The actress who obviously had fun during the last trimester of her second pregnancy got a surprise baby shower from her friends. The baby shower got her so emotional that she broke down and started crying.
The curvy actress is however back in Nigeria. Her friends and colleagues have been paying the new mum congratulatory visits.
Here are new photos of the new mum and it appears that Mercy has got back her killer figure back, or at least working on it.She looks great and her baby is cute too. 
See more  photos below:

Singer Omawumi to hold traditional marriage on April 18

Omawumi, daughter and her baby daddy Tosin Yussuf. Photo: Filed



Rumour has it that she is pregnant with her second child, Omawumi has practically held her entire journey to holy matrimony in secrecy, starting from her engagement on September 13, 2014 in Delta State to her low key court wedding on January 16, 2015 at the Ikoyi Registry in Lagos.  

Sunnygist uncovered that Omawumi is finally ready to make some noise in what is the final lap of her wedding rites to her boo, Tosin Yusuf as she plans a colourful traditional wedding ceremony which has been fixed for April 18, 2015 in Warri, Delta state. 

Michelle Obama Has India Buzzing About Her Outfit


 

Michelle Obama is taking something of a backseat on her husband's second trip to India, with no official schedule of her own and no Indian first lady on hand to keep her company. But she is creating buzz with her wardrobe, turning heads with her choice of outfit the second she stepped off Air Force One.

Her knee-length floral dress by Bibhu Mohapatra, a famous Indian designer who lives in New York but was born in Rourkela in Odisha, was paired with a matching coat and black pumps.

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Dies, His Brother Becomes New King

 

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has died, royal officials have announced, weeks after he was admitted to hospital.

King Abdullah, who was said to be aged about 90, had been suffering from a lung infection.

As king he pushed through cautious reforms, including giving women a greater public role, against opposition from religious conservatives.

Photos: Ciara Flaunts Hot Post Baby Body at the Fashion LA Awards





For Ciara, it was all about flaunting her post-baby body at the Fashion Los Angeles Awards at the Sunset Tower Hotel last night, just seven months after welcoming Future Wilburn into the world.

The 29-year-old singer teamed a satin trouser suit with a matching bandeau bra - revealing her perfect abs to the world.


More photos below...

John Dumelo Lists 10 Wrong Reasons to go Into Marriage



                  

John Dumelo has turned marriage counselor. He lists 10 wrong reasons to go into marriage.

Find it below..

- Don’t marry for sex.

- Don’t marry because you are of age

- Don’t marry because you are getting old

Court Summons Pasted on D’banj’s House Over Debt (Photos)







The yet-to-be-addressed debt mess from the last quarter of 2014 continues to trail D'banj. Recall that D'banj reportedly obtained a loan of over N60m from a top oil and gas mogul, Henry Ojogho in January 2013, and has not paid back the said sum despite signing an undertaking to do so.
According to The Net, the case has been filed in court with suit number: LD/ADR/445/14 with hearing expected to commence on Monday, January 26, 2015 at the Multi-door Courthouse in Obalende, Lagos with Justice Mrs Oyebanji as the presiding judge.



Already, the write of summons and other relevant documents in the suit have been posted on D’Banj’s residence on Osaro Isokpan Street in Lekki Phase 1. The pasting was done by the court bailiff on December 17, 2014 at about 1:35p.m, pursuant to order of court made on November 12, 2014 having been satisfied that the defendant was evading been served the notice.


More photos of summons and pasting on D’banj’s residence below…..

President Jonathan's Office Must Never Be Disrespected- -Atiku Abubakar Condemns Recent Attacks

                       

Former APC presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar has condemned the recent attacks targeted at the President's campaign team in Kastina ,Jos and Bauchi...


More below

Nigerian Female Football Star, Asisat Oshoala Signs for Liverpool Fc






Nigerian female footballer, Asisat Oshoala, 20 has signed a lucrative deal with Liverppol Ladies Football Club. The current African Female Footballer of the year becomes the first player from Africa to compete in the Women's Super League.


Her new coach, Matt Beard said,
"We beat a number of top American and European clubs to Asisat's signature, Asisat is one of the best young players in the world."

Photos from Anita and Paul Okoye's Court Wedding Today




          

Paul and Anita Okoye are currently in court for their wedding today. This comes a year after their traditional wedding in Port Harcourt. These are photos of the couple at the registry. Anita is such a beautiful woman!


More photos below.....

Buhari Should be Flogged for Forging His Certificate - Sammie Okposo




                       

"From perjury to forgery: Buhari or whoever forged that certificate needs to be flogged. Prior to the formation of a central govt by Gowon, all regions had separate curriculums.

 Only the western region offered a local language in both their curriculum and WASC! It was after a central govt was formed and a universal educational curriculum was developed and adopted which included other local languages in 1974! So which WASC did Buhari write in 1961 that included Hausa?
Scroll to page 9 of this academic write up and see a brief summary of the total subjects entered from 1961 to 1974 and the percentile of students per subject

 

Rihanna is $5.5m richer after winning legal battle against Topshop




Rihanna has won a two-year multi-million pound legal battle with Topshop after they unlawfully used her image on a popular T-shirt sold to thousands of fans.

She sued Topshop's parent company Arcadia for £3.3million ($5.5million) over the clothing,
In 2013 her legal team successfully argued her fans, who saw her as a fashion icon, would have falsely thought she had endorsed the garment sold by the high street fashion store.

Guardian batters 15-year old for sending daughter on an errand





                                
A 15-year-old girl, Oluebube Amadi, has refused to report her guardian, Mrs. Ebere Ugochukwu, to the police for allegedly assaulting her.


Amadi, a primary six pupil, lives with the woman on Muhammed Akinje Street, Ejigbo, Lagos State.
It was learnt that a Good Samaritan who met her while she was writhing in pain on the street advised the victim to report the assault to the police. But she turned down the idea for fear of being punished again by the guardian.

Punch Metro learnt that Amadi had told the Good Samaritan, identified simply as Rukayat, that she was, on January 11, spanked by Ugochukwu for sending one of her daughters on an errand.

The victim had reportedly added that the woman applied pepper on her injuries after the flogging.

Jennifer Lopez & her hot bod cover Complex Magazine

              

The gorgeous 45 year old Jennifer Lopez covers Complex magazine February/March issue ..She also addressed cosmetic surgery issues saying "The bodies out there now are so unreal".Though she swore off it, she says she has no issues with others doing it ..On criticisms that she is too old to be flaunting her body, she said

'I’m not allowed to be sexy because I’m a mom?' 'It’s like, how do you think I got my children?'And I’m not saying that one day they may not be like, “Mom! Why did you do that?! But I don’t think that in 10 years I’m going to be doing that either.'

Why I surround myself with women-Pharrell Williams



              

Though happily married, Pharell Williams is known to surround himself with only female staff.Gracing the cover of GQ,the 41 year old explained why

'I am a sensitive person, so I want to be with sensitive people,' Pharrell explained when asked about his female assistants and colleagues..
Women have a way of expressing themselves that I can relate to more honestly.'They're pretty magical, the women that are here,'They sense things before it happens.'
 

Dillish Matthews Shares a Picture with Her Beau, Stephen

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The Namibian BBA Season 9 winner shared a picture of herself and her boyfriend Stephen just chilling and she playfully captioned.

See The Heavy Weapons Shekau Just Captured From The Military

Our security agencies and the government keep claiming that there is no enough weapons to defeat Book Haram but the ones they have are been captured by Shekau and his boys.

The photos above are the heavy weapons Boko Haram captured from the military after they attacked and massacred hundreds in Baga. Shekau has just boasted that the weapons they now have is enough to wage a full war on Nigeria.

Photo: Soldiers Rescue 14 Pregnant Teenagers, 8 Children In Abia

 

Soldiers from 144 Battalion, Asa, in Ukwa West Local Government Area of Abia State have rescued 14 pregnant teenagers and eight children from a motherless babies’ home at Umunkpeyi Nvosi in Isiala Ngwa South Local Government Area, Vanguard reports.

Also arrested by the soldiers were six young men, who claimed to be staff of the home, and two girls, aged 16 and 25.

Reason Behind Buhari Travelling To U.S

 

Another exclusive from Premium Times;

Contrary to claims that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress [APC], is travelling to the United States for medical reasons, Premium Times has obtained a correspondence indicating Mr. Buhari is only honouring an invitation by the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies [CSIS].

Media reports had suggested some days ago that the APC candidate had become so sick that he was planning a medical trip abroad. Mr. Buhari responded by saying he was not sick but only had cold.

Pope Announces First Trip To Africa

 

Pope Francis has announced he will be making his first visit to Africa later this year. He will be visiting Uganda and the restive Central African Republic. According to his camp, the visit should have taken place but for Ebola which hit major parts of Africa last year.

Shakira Shows Off Cute Baby Bump in New Photos With Gerard Piqué & Son



                     
Shakira showcases her baby bump and looks more beautiful than ever in new photos showing the heavily pregnant star with her family, boyfriend Gerard Piqué and their son Milan.

See more photos below..

Photos: Ghastly Motor Accident Along Owerri/Aba Road

These are pictures from an accident scene along the Owerri/Aba road. It involved a fully loaded passenger bus from Owerri heading to Abuja. Although several of the passengers were injured butthank God no single life was lost in the process according to FRSC officials that spoke to CKN Nigeria reporters

Photos: Buhari Pulls Massive Crowd in Kano






Buhari is currently in the state of Kano for his presidential campaign. These crowd followed him to the palace of the Emir of Kano.


See more photos below..

Flavour & Chidinma all loved up in South Africa(Photos)




                 
Hold on! before you conclude, they are just shooting a music video. It looks so real right. Like both are really loving right? They could pass for a couple but unfortunately they are both taken. 

Pupil Collapses after Unmarried 60-year-old bricklayer rapes her in Lagos(Photo)



                           

A 60-year-old bricklayer, Segun Benson, has been accused of raping a primary six pupil on Mommoh Street in the Agege area of Lagos State.In the course of the rape, the victim’s private parts were said to have been damaged.

Benson, who has an aged mother, was said to have never been married, while attempts by his mother to get him a wife had continually been turned down.After he allegedly ravished the victim, he was said to have sent her out, despite the flow of blood from her private parts.

Residents were said to have sighted the victim in a public bathroom writhing in pain.After bleeding from herprivate parts for a while, the 14-year-old was said to have collapsed.

Couples Night Out-The Idibia's,Tiwa & Teebillz,AY & Wife


                            
2face and Annie ,Tiwa Savage and Teebillz,AY and Mabel went on a movie date last night..

Gov.Babatunde Raji Fahola Dancing Shoki | See Photo

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Lagos state governor, Babatunde Fashola can never carry last, as the Lagos state governor was seen in the pictures below dancing the dance of the momen “Shoki” at the Oworonshoki campaign rally showing off his dancing skill!
Photos after the cut…

24 of the 80 Held Hostage by Boko Haram Freed – Ministry of Defence, Cameroon



Cameroonian Soldiers Kill Boko Haram Members Bella NaijaYaoundé (NAN) – Earlier today it was reported that an attack by Boko Haram in Cameroon had resulted in a kidnapping of over 60 people – mostly women and children – and now the number of captives has gone up to 80, with Cameroon’s Ministry of Defence spokesman stating that the army has freed 24 people.

Police In Kenya Tear-Gas School Kids In Demo Over Playground This Morning

 

Kenyan police today tear-gassed school children demonstrating against the removal of their school's playground, which has been allegedly grabbed by a powerful politician.

The students from Langata Road Primary School were in the front line of people pulling down a wall erected around the playground which has been acquired by the said powerful politician, when the policemen stormed the place and tear-gassed them. Some fainted, while some got injured during the protest. Kenyan primary school students are believed to be from age 6-13.

Some of their teachers were also assaulted and some adult protesters arrested. See more photos after the cut.

Jonathan’s biggest supporter attacks PDP Chairman Mu’azu

 

Chief Edwin Clark is at it again, he has accused the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, of misinforming President Goodluck Jonathan on issues relating to the party.

Clark was particularly unhappy with Mu’azu, who he alleged of imposing a former Chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Nuhu Ribadu, as the governorship candidate of the PDP in Adamawa State.

He said, “Mu’azu and some people are misleading the President in the PDP. He imposed Ribadu on the people of Adamawa, saying he’s popular.

Nick Cannon Finally Files for Divorce from Mariah Carey


Nick Cannon Finally Files for Divorce from Mariah Carey

             


Nick Cannon has filed for divorce from his estranged wife Mariah Carey, according to TMZ.


The website reports that he filed the papers on December 12 – just a week or so after Mariah showed up late for the NBC tree-light, which was reportedly because she was talking to lawyers about a property settlement.

News that the America’s Got Talent host made the first move to make things final has surprised fans, as it was believed Mariah was hoping for a reconcilliaton.

Workers seal off Delta House of Assembly, accuse the Speaker of using Staff Allowances for Elections




“As we talk, the Speaker and other principal officers of the House have continued to pay deaf ears to our demands. The most annoying aspect of the whole thing is that despite all this, the Speaker had the guts to travel abroad for over a week and on returning, he has not deemed it fit to find a solution to our plight...

"He is busy attending political rallies here and there and holding meetings on how to win his next month election," the official stated.

Fire Outbreak in Marina Lagos Today

 


The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained but it's a serious one and could spread to a nearby filling station and other buildings. Relevant agencies are urged to move to the area and salvage the situation.

Jonathan protected by Guards to avoid gun shot from a Soldier

 

A member of the elite Guards Brigade caused a minor stir during the wreath laying ceremony for the Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebrations by President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja on Thursday.

The guard, who was part of the two columns of soldiers drafted to form the firing party for the event, was seen fidgeting with his gun as it got stuck in the back of his belt, close to President Jonathan.

In the process, the nozzle of the gun lowered, prompting two members of the Presidential Guard, who were standing behind the President’s Aide-de-Camp, who felt something can go wrong , to form a human shield around Jonathan.

Another officer, believed to be a top member of the Presidential Guard, quickly moved to pull the soldier from the column, but had a rethink after explanations by the soldier about his problem.

Photo of the Day: Buhari's beautiful daughter

  

Beautiful ZAHRA  daughter of the APC candidate Muhammadu Buhari.She is based in the UK,    

Obasanjo Declares: I Can Support Anybody, But Not Jonathan

                      
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has again escalated his rejection of President Goodluck Jonathan’s 2nd term bid by declaring his current mindset to be “Anything But Jonathan” (ABJ).

He expressed his feelings to several of his aides after his widely publicized meeting with Jonathan.

Jonathan’s closed-door meeting with Obasanjo clearly failed to soften the former leader’s hostility towards his floundering re-election bid as Obasanjo bluntly told him that having referred to elders as a “touts”, it was hypocritical for Jonathan to turn around to describe him (Obasanjo) as the best president Nigeria ever had.

If Jonathan believes Obasanjo is Nigeria's best president, why does he allow his boy to insult him?

To make matters worse, a few hours after meeting with Jonathan, Obasanjo met with leaders of the APC and their presidential candidate, Muhammad Buhari, where he affirmed he will support the best candidate for the office of President in 2015, regardless of party affiliation.

It would be recalled that on Sunday, while receiving members of the Northern Elders Council in Abuja, an angry Jonathan had in a barely-veiled description of Obasanjo, dismissed some statesmen.

2-ET Media Network Presents Unleash Your Creativity Reality Show




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