'Biggest dinosaur ever' discovered

femurFossilised bones of a dinosaur believed to be the largest creature ever to walk the Earth have been unearthed in Argentina, palaeontologists say.
Based on its huge thigh bones, it was 40m (130ft) long and 20m (65ft) tall.
Weighing in at 77 tonnes, it was as heavy as 14 African elephants, and seven tonnes heavier than the previous record holder, Argentinosaurus.
Scientists believe it is a new species of titanosaur - an enormous herbivore dating from the Late Cretaceous period.

Another 850 People Receive Empowerment Packages From Abia State Governor's Wife

Against the negative impressions perceived to have  being created to discredit the performance of the Abia state governor, Chief Theodore A. Orji and his wife, Chief Mrs. Odochi Orji, the fact on ground did show that these duo are doing more to better the lives of the less privileged in the society but refuse to involve intense media wake to the admiration of the world to see.

Ritualist Dies While Scouting For Human Skull

Despite the increase in cases of jungle justice being meted out to suspected kidnappers and ritualists lately, most especially in Oyo, Ogun, Osun and other states, some desperate ritualists are still not deterred by these horrible deaths, as an unidentified young man in Ilobu community, in the Irepodun Local Government Area of Osun State, met his Waterloo in the early hours of Wednesday while attempting to cut off the head of a corpse, buried in Tonto compound in the area.

Fiberesima Ibinabo And Clarion Chukwurah Face off Update

The ongoing feud between Clarion Chukwurah and the President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, Ms Ibinabo Fiberesima has deepened with Ibinabo firing back at Clarion, accusing her of spreading falsehood, deceit, and not properly informed in respect of the achievements recorded by her administration in the past nineteen months.

How Nigerian undergraduates live on scavenging

As many unemployed Nigerians come face to face with the reality of high rate of unemployment, a few others have considered waste as a veritable source of income generation and employment and so, rather than gnashing their teeth, they resort to making a living out of waste management.

Wike Betrayed My Trust For A Brother And Friend, Amaechi Confesses

The Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, has accused the Supervising Minister of Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, of betraying him after he recommended him to President Goodluck Jonathan for ministerial appointment.


Akunyili is Not Dead But Needs Our Prayers---says Aide

“She is grateful to Nigerians for their prayers and remains confident that Almighty God will hear our prayers and grant her quick recovery.”
The media advisor to former Minister of Information, Dora Akunyili, Isaac Umunna, has denied reports circulating on social media that the former minister is dead.

Sudanese Woman Faces Death sentence for Apostasy Charge

A Sudanese woman, Mariam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag has been sentenced to death by hanging by a Sudanese court for apostasy.
The Sudanese High court made the declaration in Khartoum,the nation capital.
The heavily pregnant 27 year-old Mariam, whose father is Muslim but raised orthodox Christian by her mother, was earlier sentenced to

Half of a Yellow Sun opens in New York

The most anticipated film in Nigeria, Half of a Yellow Sun, an adaptation of Chimamanda Adiche’s bestselling and award winning novel is presently screening at the New York African Film Festival and opens on Friday, 16th of May in New York and Friday 23rd of May in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, a major character in the movie, Anika Rose Noni who played the character of  Kainene said in a recent interview that she was excited playing the role of an Igbo woman.

Pop singer Justin Bieber accused of attempted robbery

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 03: Singer Justin Bieber performs onstage during KIIS FM's 2012 Jingle Ball at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on December 3, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. /AFP
Pop singer, Justin Bieber, has been accused of attempted robbery, a Los Angeles Police Department official said on Tuesday, following media reports that he had tried to snatch a young woman’s mobile telephone.

Oba of Lagos Openly Endorses APC Guber Aspirant

“The APC can go ahead with their primaries but the elders of the state have met and agreed that Ambode should be the next governor of Lagos.”
The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, said Akinwumi Ambode, an All Progressives Congress, APC, member eyeing the Lagos oval house, is a suitable successor to Governor Babatunde Fashola.
Mr. Akiolu spoke on Thursday at the launch of a book on the Biography of Mr. Ambode, “The Art of Selfless Service,’’ written by Maria Osoba.

Chibok Girls Release: Group gives Jonathan ultimatum —Ezekwesili

Protesters in Abuja on the April 14 abduction of over 200 pupils of the Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, have given President Goodluck Jonathan until Monday to address them on the abduction or face a mega march of protesters to the Villa.
They vowed to mobilise protesters from all the states for a mega rally to the Aso Rock Villa for the rescue of the innocent girls.

P-Square Bags Star Beer Deal---Vanguard

It seems the split rumour about the musical duo, P-Square, has finally turned out to be a blessing to the musicians.
A reliable source has it that  Paul and Peter Okoye of P-Square are now brand ambassadors of STAR beer.

President Jonathan’s Aide, Doyin Okupe’s Associate Linked With Murder , Adeyanju Deji, BUK Admission Year 2000

President Jonathan’s Aide, Doyin Okupe’s Associate Linked With Murder , Adeyanju Deji, BUK Admission Year 2000
Adeyanju Deji on his Matriculation day with a friend (2000)

I consider myself favoured by God and privileged but I have done a bit of hard work over the years. Over these years, I have been building a name for myself and I remain committed to living according to my values and my faith in God. It has taken me painful nights and days of thinking and sweating to build a name for myself, it is too early in the day to allow Nigeria’s muddy political waters get in the way. I won’t have such blot on my escutcheon. Day in and out, I ignore efforts by the Nigerian government and its social media associates to blackmail me but the blackmail crossed a line today.

Chibok Crisis: Okupe Slams Ezekwesili


I can’t put up with domestic violence — Judith Audu

*Judith Audu
Judith Audu has come a long way to be counted among those who matter in Nollywood.Having featured in many flicks and sitcoms, Judith tried her hands at producing her own film and she made a big impresssion with her short film ‘Not Right’, an expose on domestic violence. Born and bred in Lagos with a Masters degree in Public and International Affairs and a B.A in French, both from the University of Lagos,Judith has more than enough to succeed anywhere but chose acting because that is what makes her happy. She speaks with WG on her career, marriage and her passions. Excerpts:
How did you get into acting?

I’ve a guide for rape victims– Uru Eke

British-born Nigerian actress, Uru Eke, after having left an IT career in the UK to pursue a career in Nollywood, has appeared in several movies including Last Flight to Abuja, Strive, The Return of Ogidi among others.
Her venture into the movie industry has seen her earn movie award nominations. It is Eke’s passion for acting that she is using to fuel her passion for social reform through her foundation, Chime for Art Foundation. In this conversation, the very down-to-earth Eke, gives us some insight into her career, foundation and other things. 

Chibok Crisis: FG must speak with one voice – APC

Women Arise civil society led by Joe Odumakin (C) accompanied by afro-beat musician Femi Anikulapo Kuti demonstrate to press for the release of missing Chibok school girls in Lagos on May 12, 2014. Boko Haram released a new video on Monday claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls, alleging they had converted to Islam and would not be released until all militant prisoners were freed. AFP
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged the federal government to immediately stop the discordant tunes emanating from the highest echelons of government and speak with one voice on issues concerning the ongoing efforts to find and rescue the schools girls abducted by Boko Haram.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the conflicting statements credited to top government officials over the conditions given by Boko Haram for releasing the girls were totally unwarranted and could send the wrong signal to the insurgents and hinder the efforts to ensure the safe return of the girls.

Twin blasts in Gikomba market, Kenya

Hospital officials said at least 70 people were injured in the attack
At least 10 people have been killed while scores were injured from the two bomb explosions that happened in the sprawling Gikomba market, Kenyan capital Nairobi, confirmed by officials.
The cause of the explosion has not yet been clarified, but such attack has been frequent recent in Kenya, most of which have been linked to the al-Shabab militant Islamist group from neighbouring Somalia.

HOW Civilian JTF killed another 70 B’Haram Members in Adamawa

NEWS UPDTE: Adamawa Vigilantes Kill 70 Boko Haram Members
Over 70 Boko Haram members have reportedly lost their lives as the result of an ambush made by vigilante group members in Madagali town of Adamawa State, on May 16, 2014. About seven suspected terrorists were captured alive and handed over to the security forces.
According to SaharaReporters, the local defenders got a tip-off that suspected sect members would come to a renowned food supplier, as a part of their preparations for a major operation in the area, allegedly for a night raid on villages.

PDP’s Desperation to Win Both Ekiti, Osun Elections

Who will advise the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to take it easy in its desperation to coast home victory in the coming governorship elections in Ekiti and the state of Osun, even as it’s glaring that all the factors on ground are in favour of the incumbent governors of these two states?

Chibok Girls Release: ‘Jonathan never had any plan to visit Chibok’ – Abati

Breaking: Jonathan To Visit Chibok, Troops Today
President Goodluck Jonathan’s spokesperson, Reuben Abati, has debunked news that the President made plans to pay a visit to Chibok this Friday.
Abati made these declarations in response to news making rounds that President Jonathan would be visiting Chibok, the town where the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls took place, after which he would head for Paris the same day.

Suspected Explosives Scared Lagos Residents

Residents and traders along the ever-busy Nnamdi Azikiwe Street at Idumota on Lagos Island, Lagos State were thrown into panic on Thursday following the discovery of three strange objects suspected to be explosives.
The objects, which resembled fireworks, but bigger, were reportedly detected in the area at around 8am by some residents.

Why Ohakim House Was Bombed? - Source

ikedi ohakim
The Imo State Government has condemned the burning of the residential building of former Governor Ikedi Ohakim in Owerri on Wednesday night by unknown persons.
Governor Rochas Okorocha condemned the act in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Sam Onwuemedo, in Owerri on Thursday.


Nyanya Bomb: Blast Mastermind Found In Sudan

The alleged mastermind of the April 14 Nyanya bomb blast, Aminu Sadik Ogwuche, has escaped to Sudan.
Following this development, Interpol has issued a red alert for the search and arrest of the suspect, who was once arrested on suspicion of terrorism but released upon pressure from his father and the human rights community.

CBN orders banks to destroy cards trapped in ATMs

PoS terminals and ATMs
The Central Bank of Nigeria has directed Deposit Money Banks to henceforth destroy Automated Teller Machine cards trapped in their ATM terminals.
The CBN also gave banks 24 hours to reverse debit entries arising from failed transaction attributable to system-related issues.

Was John Campbell right about Nigeria?

Sometime in November 2010, a former United States ambassador to Nigeria (May 2004-July 2007), Mr. John Campbell wrote a book titled, Nigeria: Dancing on the brink.  The issues highlighted in the book drew a lot of attention and generated enormous controversies both within Nigeria and around the world. I was then based at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars in Washington DC as Africa Policy Scholar. Many Nigerians especially government officials were critical of the positions canvassed by the former ambassador in his book and some reprimanded him publicly for what they thought was an undue exaggeration and misrepresentation of the issues. Many politicians called for his head accusing him of predicting the break-up of our country. As usual, many politicians dismissed him as a misguided prophet of doom who should be ignored by anyone who wished Nigeria well.

REVEALED: Obasanjo Didn't Win 1999 Presidential Election – Okurounmu

Femi Okurounmu
A member of the National Conference Committee on Political Restructuring and Forms of Government, Senator Femi Okurounmu, on Tuesday informed members of the Committee that former President Olusegun Obasanjo did not win the 1999 presidential election.
Okurounmu alleged that Obasanjo was merely “anointed” to become the president by some power brokers in the country.


PHOTONEWS: Anambra Government Declares Three Days Prayer For Chibok Girls Release

The wife of Anambra state governor, Chief Mrs. Ebele Obiano has urged Anambrarians to set aside three days fasting and prayers for the speedy release of the abducted Government Secondary School  girls Chibok , in Borno state. 
She stated this at a forum held in her country home Aguleri , by concerned  citizens, requesting  the state of the girls in the den of their captor and as well calling on government to hasten  their effort for the quick release of the girls.

DSS Parads Five-Man Gang Terrorist Suspects

The Nigeria secret police today paraded a five man gang they claimed  carried out the first bombing of Nyanya bus station that killed at least 75 people on April 14 2014.

Four Killed, Many Injured In Kaduna Christian-Muslim Violence

A local government official has told SaharaReporters that four persons   were died in the Christian and Muslim violence that erupted on Sunday Kachia town outside Kaduna city.

SLAVE TRADE: Sarah Baartman is a Name For Every Black Person In Slavery

Saartjie “Sarah” Baartman (Hottentot Venus)
Sarah Baartman is a name that every black person should know. You wont hear about her too much in the mainstream media. And with good reason. Mainly because Sarah’s body was exploited,much like black women today in rap videos. It is really sick to watch at times. It’s hard to see my sisters looked upon as a piece of meat. And I don’t even want to mention what they do with black women in the porn industry.

President Jonathan Seeks Six Months Extension Of Emergency Rule In Borno, Yobe, Adamawa

President Goodluck Jonathan has sent a request to the National Assembly seeking an extension of the state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe by six months.
The request was read on the Senate floor on Tuesday morning.

How Boko Haram Kidnapped Girls New Video Leaked

Chibok girls
A new video released by Islamist militants Boko Haram claims to show around 100 girls kidnapped from the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State on April 14, 2014.
The group’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, said they would be held until all imprisoned militants had been freed.
He said the girls had converted to Islam. The video, released on Monday, claims to show them praying.
Boko Haram abducted more than 200 girls from northern Nigeria on April 14 and threatened to sell them.
The BBC’s John Simpson in the northern city of Maiduguri said that Boko Haram’s comments showed signs that the group were willing to negotiate.

Boko Haram releases new video, shows missing Chibok girls

Boko Haram released a new video on Monday claiming to show the missing schoolgirls, alleging the teenagers had converted to Islam and would not be released until all militant prisoners were freed.
The group’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, speaks on the video obtained by AFP for 17 minutes before showing what he said were the girls, in Muslim dress and praying in an undisclosed rural location.
A total of 276 girls were abducted on April 14 from the northeastern town of Chibok, in Borno state, which has a sizeable Christian community. Some 223 are still missing.


Nigerian spends $1bn annually on medical tourism

The Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority, Uche Orji has said that about 30,000 Nigerians spent $1 billion annually on medical tourism.
Orji disclosed this while speaking at a side session of the just concluded World Economic Forum on Africa, organised by PriceWaterhouseCoopers, PWC.

Don’t persecute your critics, Awujale tells Jonathan, govs

Alaiyeluwa Oba S k Adetona  Ogbagba ll
THE Awujale and paramount ruler of Ijebuland, Oba (Dr.) Sikiru Kayode Adetona has cautioned President Goodluck Jonathan and governors in the country against gagging critics of their governments.

Yes, I am dating Oritse Femi — Ella Mensah

For months now, there has been a raging rumour that the Double Wahala crooner, Oritse Femi and sexy Ghanaian actress, Ella Mensah are dating each other. In spite of their different worlds and schedules, both Ella and Femi seem to have one reason or the other to be in each other’s company.

They were spotted together in Benin some weeks ago where Oritse Femi had gone to perform at a couples’ show.

How Nigeria can be great again— Anyaoku, Anya

From left— Professor Barth Nnaji, former Minister of Power; Princess Stella Oduah, former Minister of Aviation; Chief Emeka Anyaoku, former Commonwealth Secretary General, and Mr. Peter Obi, former Governor of Anambra State, at the 2014 Ndigbo Lagos Meritorious Award grand reception night in Lagos.
IN SPITE of the myriad of socio-economic, political and security challenges the country is currently facing, Nigeria can be great if our leaders and people did the needful, Chief Emeka Anyaoku and Professor Anya O. Anya, have said.
According to Anyaoku, elder statesman and former Commonwealth Secretary General, the needful entails restructuring Nigeria into true fiscal federation with powers devolved to the federating units as was practised in the First Republic.

WEF launches $1.7trn devt initiative for Africa

The World Economic Forum and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation has set up a joint task force to redesign development financing for Africa and other developing economies.
The decision to set up the task force was reached at the conclusion of proceedings of the forum in Abuja.
According to Development Initiatives, an independent organisation working on poverty elimination, approximately $1.7 trillion in development assistance flows from the developed to the developing world.
The task force will redesign the channeling of these development assistance to key sectors of the economy for maximum benefit.

Jungle justice: Lagos vows to deal with perpetrators

Lagos State government has threatened to punish any resident who attempted to carry out jungle justice on suspected criminals in the state.
In a statement by the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Ade Ipaye, made available to Vanguard at the weekend, it noted that in recent times, Lagosians have embarked on the habit meting out instant punishment by lynching, burning or killing suspected criminals.

You've Been "Doing" Me Since I Was 17 ––Girl Blasts Top Actor

Top actor Eddie Murphy is in the eyes of the storm. This time, the actor is in a scandal with a transsexual female known as Honey Dip Ashton. She claims she and the popular actor had been having séxual relationship since she was 17 years old and she is now exposing intimate details of their bedroom activities online.
According to her tweet, Honey Dip is set to sue Eddie Murphy for $1.2million. Woman trouble!

The Okoye brothers are back!

#FreshCut: P-Square
P-Square’s latest music video “Taste The Money” was shot in South Africa. The video for the hit single was directed by Jude Engees Okoye and you can check it out below. 


Chibok girls: Bisi Akande reaction irresponsible – Reuben Abati

First, we consider it most unfortunate that the chairman of the APC will use the opportunity of ​the ​situation ​in the country ​namely the abduction of the ​​girls ​of GSSC, Chibok ​to engage in partisan blackmail.
The issue of national security should go beyond partisan politics. This is a very serious moment requiring seriousness. But to reduce all of that to partisan politics is in bad taste, ​irresponsible​ one-upmanship.​ ​
One, Nigeria is not on auto pilot. There is a government in place, there is a President who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. He is doing his very best to provide quality leadership and to reassure Nigerians that government stands ready always to defend their best interest.

Britain, China, France, Canada join US to offer assistance in communications, logistics, intelligence planning

DAYS of terror in Nigeria may be over soon as countries of the orld have joined forces to end the menace of Boko Haram and, as well, help rescue the abducted schoolgirls of Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State.
The United States Department of Defence, the Pentagon, has said it is sending no fewer than 10 military troops to Nigeria, as part of the US effort to help find over 230 girls kidnapped by the Islamist extremist group, Boko Haram.

#BringBackOurGirls: Pope Francis Joins Campaign


More troops needed in CAR to disarm rebels----Amnesty International

Two French soldiers escorting a suspected rebel leader
Although disarmament in the Central African Republic has begun, people are afraid to return to their homes. Given the size of the country, more troops are needed for this to succeed, says AI adviser Joanne Marina.
 A humanitarian crisis is looming over the Central African Republic. Tens of thousands of people have been seeking refuge in makeshift camps around the capital Bangui following a wave of massacres. The sectarian bloodshed erupted last week when a Christian militia group that opposes the Seleka rebels, who are in power in the country, attacked Bangui. More than 500 people have been killed over the last few days. Joanne Marina, you're in Bangui. Can you please tell us where you've been in the city and what you've been able to see?

What top music stars earn per show

Long gone are the days when entertainers are seen as lackeys who have to sleep at people’s doorsteps for their rations in life. Now, they are not only running the show, they are also smiling to the banks in a big way. They now own the most fashionable cars, most luxurious houses and even get to have the ‘girls’ long ahead of many in the queue.

Wife Arrested for Allegedly Murdering Air Force Officer

 The 28-year-old wife of an Air Force officer has been arrested for allegedly strangling him with the help of her 17-year-old lover, police said Saturday.
Sudha Chandra reportedly strangled 40-year-old sergeant Ramesh Chandra at their home in Subroto Park in south Delhi April 10.


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