Life is hard for Sojine Anani and his wife, Akuvi, a Togolese couple who came to settle in Nigeria about 10 years ago. This was immediately obvious right from the entrance of the cemented red-brick bungalow they live in on a street in Shasha, Akowonjo area of Lagos.

Orji Uzor Kalu Eulogies Dora Akunyili

“Akunyili lived an accomplished life worthy of emulation; a pillar of support and strength to many in the society".-Kalu
The former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has described Late Mrs Dora Akunyili as an illustrious daughter of Igboland whose death came at the time her wealth of experience is mostly needed in the ongoing national conference.

Ekiti 2014: Why Fayemi Deserves a Second Term – Must Read!

Ekiti State Governor, John Kayode Fayemi
In the eve of the rerun of the Ekiti State governorship election in April 2009, I made a bold prediction in my “Give us this moment” that Dr. Kayode Fayemi will come out on top. My prediction was based firstly, on my assessment of Fayemi’s background and his 10-point agenda for the development of the state, and secondly on my understanding and appreciation of the demographics of the state as the Land of Honor and the home of a people with an unquenchable appetite for knowledge.

B-R-E-A-K-I-N-G NEWS: Kwara Lawmaker, Idris Haliru Is Dead

B-R-E-A-K-I-N-G NEWS: Kwara Lawmaker, Idris Haliru Is Dead
A member of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Hon. Idris Haliru is dead.
He died this morning in Ilorin after a protracted illness.
Hon Idris Haliru represented Kaiama/Kemanji/Wajibe constituency of Kwara North.
Sources in his constituency confirmed his death.

NEWS UPDATE: Peter Obi Confirms Dora Akunyili’s Death, What Killed Her

NEWS UPDATE: Peter Obi Confirms Dora Akunyili's Death, What Killed Her
Former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has confirmed the death of Professor Dora Akunyili.


Former Minister of Information and former Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC)Professor Dora Akunyili has died.

Read Things You Never Knew About Her Life And Death of Prof. Dora Akunyili

Dora Nkem Akunyili (July 14, 1954-June 7, 2014) born in Makurdi, Benue State was the former Director General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) of Nigeria and former (December 17, 2008 – December 15, 2010)

How Misdiagnosis Of Cancer Led To Dora Akunyili’s Death

When Mrs Dora Nkem Akunyili was the Zonal Secretary (South-east) of the Petroleum (Special) Trust Fund in 1998, Nigerian doctors gave her what many of her family members considered to be a health scare. They said she had a growth and needed surgery.

Celebrated romances that rocked the music scene

D'banj, Genevieve
Rumour or no rumour, we have come to believe and live with some celebrity romances that have rocked the music scene. More often than not, these stars don’t always own up to their escapades until someone gets hurt or done in. Here is a list of some romances that rocked or still rocking the music scene.

Breaking News: Dora Akunyili Is Dead

Former Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and ex minister of Information, Professor Dora Akunyili, has died according to a family source. 

 Dr. Akunyili died in an India Hospital where she has been receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment. She was aged 59.

Man Kills Self While Stealing Electric Cable

Tragedy struck Dadin Kowa, a suburb of Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State, when a middle-aged man was electrocuted while attempting to steal electric cable.
Saturday Newswatch gathered that residents of the area and neighbouring villages woke up to discover the corpse on the electric pole.

Chime approves N220m for Rangers backlog sign-on fees

Governor Sullivan Chime
Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State has approved about N220 million for the payment of the 2012/2013 sign-on fees owed players and coaches of Rangers International FC.

Sanusi, Bayero' Sons In Contention Over Emir's Throne

WITH the death of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, on Friday, the first question Nigerians asked was obviously who takes over from him. The question becomes very necessary given the background of the recent crisis between the Federal Government and the last governor of the Central Bank, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi. The former CBN governor has never hidden his ambition to be emir of Kano after Ado Bayero. Now that Bayero has bowed out, it goes without saying that prominent likely successors to that throne of influence and prestige would rev up their engine.

Armed men invade college, molest female students in Makurdi

Barely a week after some suspected cultists raided the female hostel of the Benue State University, BSU, another gang in the early hours of Tuesday attacked and molested some female students of the College of Advanced and Professional Studies, CAPS, in Makurdi, the state capital.

Tributes Flow As Emir of Kano Dies At 83

Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayer
One of Nigeria’s most prominent Islamic leaders and Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Abdullahi Bayero, 83, is dead.
The octogenarian died peacefully in his palace after a long battle with cancer in the morning hours and was buried at 4 pm, a palace spokesman, Mahe Bashir Wali announced on Radio Kano.

Warning Sign of Earthquake Discovered in Bayelsa -- commissioner

bayelsa state
Iniruo Wills, the Bayelsa State Commissioner for Environment, said on Friday that the earth tremor that occurred in Okordia communities in Yenagoa Local Government Area on Wednesday, could be a warning sign of an earthquake.

Escaped Chibok Girls Narrate Thier Rape Ordeal

More chilling revelations have emerged to shed some light on the agonising experience of the missing Chibok girls, based on the account of one of the escapees.

Davido Fame Outshines Okonjo Iweala Lecture At Babcock Convocation

HKN boss and Aye Crooner, David Adeleke, famously known as Davido, last Sunday disrupted the convocation ceremony of Babcock University, a private university in Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, where he was one of the 1,544 graduating students.


Complete Speech By Four Abducted Chibok Girls In New Video

Speech By Four Abducted Chibok Girls In New Video
According to the Mail on Sunday, in the video, eight girls, dressed in their school uniforms of pale blue gingham, plead for release as they stand courageously in front of the camera.
“They are clearly scared, upset and trying to be brave,” the report said.
“Each of them walks in turn to a spot in front of a white sheet fixed to a crude frame between the trees.
“Four of them can be heard clearly, in their Hausa language, stating that they were taken by force and that they are hungry. A tall girl, aged about 18, says tearfully: ‘My family will be so worried.’ Another, speaking softly, says: ‘I never expected to suffer like this in my life.’

Godwin Emefiele Officially Assume Office Today As New CBN

Godwin Emefiele assumes office today as the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Governor after the expiration of the tenure of Lamido Sanusi on May 31. Mr. Emefiele was still on duty at Zenith as at last Friday.
A visit to Zenith last Friday showed that some of his personal staff were being mobilised on Friday to leave for Abuja in preparation for his assumption of office today.

KABIRU SOKOTO's UPDATE: I’m Ready To Name B/Haram Sponsors

There are indications that convicted Boko Haram sect member, Kabiru Umar (aka Kabiru Sokoto) is ready to name organisations and individuals he claims to be sponsors of the terrorist group.
Top security officers at Kuje Prisons, Abuja, where he is serving a life sentence, told Nigerian Pilot that Kabiru Sokoto has indicated his willingness to name the sponsors of Boko Haram.

SHAME: 65-YR-old Man Impregnates Own Teenage Daughter

Like hail, curses have been raining on Samuel Uba, a 65-year-old man in Kalabari Beach, Oguta Local Government Area, Imo State, who is alleged to have committed an abominable act by repeatedly raping his 17-year-old daughter, Hannah Uba and impregnating her in the process. The poor teenager is now saddled with a five-month-old pregnancy.

Governor Shettima Attends Emir's Burial With Over 150 Soldiers

BORNO State governor, Kashim Shettima, left Maiduguri, the state capital, amid tight security, powered by a combined force of about 150 soldiers of the 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Maiduguri; the police special squad and the Civilian JTF, through the 135km deserted Maiduguri-Bama Road to attend the burial of the Emir of Gwoza, Alhaji Shehu Mustapha Idris Timta, on Sunday.
The late emir, who was killed by Boko Haram gunmen on Friday, was buried on Sunday in his domain amid tears.

VIDEO: Chibok girls plead for release

A screengrab taken on May 12, 2014, from a video of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram obtained by AFP shows girls, wearing the full-length hijab and praying in an undisclosed rural location. Boko Haram released a new video on claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls, alleging they had converted to Islam and would not be released until all militant prisoners were freed. 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.
President Goodluck Jonathan has reportedly seen a new video released by Boko Haram, where the abducted school girls of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, spoke about their ordeal in the hands of the insurgents for the first time and pleaded with him to secure their release. 
The girls were reportedly ill and are in camps located in Chad, Niger and Cameroon, with one of them nursing a broken wrist.


INSECURITY: Jonathan Meets Malian Leaders, Senealese Clerics

President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday met with the President of Mali, Muhammadou Keita in continuation of consultations to solve the problems of insurgency in Northern Mali and Northeastern Nigeria.
NAN reports that the meeting was held behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Addressing State House Correspondents after the meeting, Keita said: “I have come to meet my brother on the issue of insecurity, to see what we can do, that is why I am here.”


Found this story on The Nation. So heartbreaking. Read below...
Helen (surname withheld) will be 20 years on October 10. But she now bears a burden that is too heavy for her age. She was gang-raped in January this year and was diagnosed with HIV last month. Due to the heart-rending experience and the medical diagnosis that followed, the once cheerful and vivacious Helen now wears a long face as she carries with her the psychological burden of the experience.


• South-east in dilemma over Onu, Okorocha’s ambitions
Ahead of the June 13 national convention of All Progressives Congress, which is expected to elect its substantive national officers, emerging permutations favour ex-governor of Edo State, Chief John Oyegun, and former Bayelsa State governor, Chief Timipre Sylva, for the post of national chairman, THISDAY has learnt. Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Nasiru el-Rufai, is being tipped to emerge as national secretary.

NIGERIAN VIGILANTES: Civilian JTF Poised To Root Out B/Haram Insurgency In The Region

In northeastern Nigeria, the Civilian Joint Task Force patrols streets with guns, machetes and even bows and arrows.
Al Jazeera Report
Maiduguri, Nigeria - Nigerians living in the northeastern city of Maiduguri go about their lives under the daily threat of attacks from the notorious rebel group Boko Haram.


Less than 24 hours after the burial of the late Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Shehu Usman Abubakar, crisis of succession is already brewing among ruling houses in Gombe emirate council.
No fewer than seven persons are said to have started jostling for the royal seat including the late Emir’s sons, Sunday Newswatch reliably gathered.


PRESIDENT Jonathan has been urged to review the takeover of Bank PHB Nigeria Plc (now Keystone Bank) by the Central Bank of Nigeria under the suspended Governor, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi. 
The apex bank, in October 2009, removed the managing director/chief executive of the bank, Mr. Francis Atuche, citing high level of non-performing loans arising from poor corporate governance practices, lax credit administration processes and non-adherence to the bank’s credit risk management guidelines. 

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo & Wife Reveal Secrets To A Happy Marriage

Pastor Ashimolowo
Senior Pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC), Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo and his wife, Pastor Yemisi Ashimolowo, hosted the 2014 Couples Summit at KICC Prayer City in Chatham, London. The theme of the summit centered on ‘Bringing The Romance Back To Your Marriage‘, ‘Raising Champion Children‘ and other related issues. Below are quotes as said by the highly-revered pastor and his wife during the summit:

‘I’m no longer living in bondage’--Kenneth Okonkwo

Kenneth Okonkwo, popularly known as Andy in “Living in Bondage”, the movie that gave birth to Nollywood has declared that he’s no longer living under the shadow of the character he played in that pioneering movie.


The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Lagos has arrested a suspected armed robber who concealed a locally made gun inside a disc player.
The suspect, Azeez Adebayo, a native of Ifo in Ogun State was arrested in the course of an undercover operation by the police.
According to the police, Adebayo is a member of an armed robbery gang, which normally comes to Lagos to rob and then return to the neighbouring states.


Northern political leaders and elite are not about to give up the claim of the North to the Presidency in 2015,The Nation can report today.
They are insisting that the Presidency should return to the North next year after President Goodluck Jonathan would have completed his current term.

Peace Aniyam-Osigwe resigns!

After steering the ship of AMAA for 10 years, Peace Aniyam-Osigwe has stepped down as president of the academy.  She announced this at this year’s edition of the prestigious award which held last weekend, in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
According to her, she wants to try her hands on other things.   She sustained the AMAA brand for ten years. ‘I believe, as we celebrate 10 years of the AMAAs,  that we have sown the seed to achieve his dream. The seed has germinated, however, we all have to water the plant to see that   it grows and blossoms and bears bountiful fruit. This is the AMAA journey.’

I have a special feeling for Skelewu — Davido

HKN boss, Davido recently told the world that his billionaire father never felt comfortable with his choice of pursuing music as a career because the old man felt most musicians are never-do-well.
“My dad was initially apprehensive about me doing music because many people who went into music made nothing out of it. But when I became successful he was so happy that he let me do what I wanted do.
All he wanted for me was to be successful. It didn’t matter what I wanted to do if it was swimming or athletics. He just wanted me to be successful in whatever I did. That is really his focus “ He said.


A 27-year-old worker who scared bank customers in Lagos by announcing publicly that he belongs to the extremist Boko Haram group, was on Friday taken before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court.
Francis Mokwe is facing a charge of disorderly conduct at a branch of Stanbic-IBTC Bank in the metropolis.


Abubakar Shekau, the Boko Haram helmsman is notorious for the violent campaigns against the Nigerian state and the people. But in this mind-boggling wanton destruction of lives and property, Shekau is just the symbol of terror. He is backed by commanders and foot soldiers who, without conventional military training, launch coordinated attacks with high-calibre weapons and locally-produced explosive devices (IEDs).

Mikel plays negative football — Nwosu

Nigeria's midfielder John Obi Mike
1980 African Nations Cup winner, Henry Nwosu in this interview with JOHN EGBOKHAN says that Super Eagles midfielder John Mikel Obi must change his playing style at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
What are your expectations from the African champions in Brazil? Do you see them doing better than they did in their previous appearances?

Update: Nigerian Student Jumps To Her Death After She Was Caught Cheating In A Test

A bright Nigerian girl, a student at a top American city high school, has jumped to her death after she was humiliated in front of her classmates for cheating on a test. Omotayo Adeoye, 17, of The Bronx, was so ashamed that she jumped to her death in the Hudson River Thursday, according to The New York Post.
Omotayo wrote a suicide note right on her German-language exam that read, “I just want to go away forever on the bottom of the river,” law-enforcement sources said.

UNIZIK VC's Crisis: My Refusal To Pay N60M Bribe Cost Me UNIZIK VC Position

A petition before the Senate by Prof. Greg Nwakoby of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) has revealed how his refusal to bribe the screening panel N60 million cost him the chance to become the vice chancellor of the university despite emerging the best out of the nine professors screened for the position.

Lagos Governent House 2015: Tinubu Insists On Ambode As Fashola's Successor

Fresh indications emerged at the weekend that the All Progressive Congress (APC) National leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, against all odds, is bent on ensuring that former Accountant General of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode emerges as the party’s flag bearer in the 2015 gubernatorial elections in the state.

REVEALED: How Governor Nyako Funds B/Haram, Fulani Jihadist

There are now strong indications that the effort of the military and other security operatives against insurgents may not yield the desired results soon, as some very powerful persons in the government are bent on making sure that the country remains “ungovernable” for President Goodluck Jonathan.

REVEALED: How Governor Nyako Funds B/Haram, Fulani Jihadist

There are now strong indications that the effort of the military and other security operatives against insurgents may not yield the desired results soon, as some very powerful persons in the government are bent on making sure that the country remains “ungovernable” for President Goodluck Jonathan.


A former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, acknowledged on Saturday that the late acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief Moshood Abiola, sacrificed for the nation.
He made this remark at the 4th founder’s day of Nobelhouse College, Abeokuta, and 85th birthday of an industrialist and philanthropist, Chief Olatunde Abudu.

2015: GAME PLAN OF NORTHERN PDP EXPOSED • Why Lamido did not join APC

Months after some governors elected on the platform of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), dumped the party for All Progressives Congress (APC), fresh facts have emerged on why governors Aliyu Babangida of Niger State and Sule Lamido of Jigawa State declined to join the opposition party. They were actually left behind to engage incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan in a political “fight” from within.

2015 Election: Igbos Are Strongly Behind President Jonathan Re-Election Bid-- Uwazuruike

Against a publication yesterday by the National Director of Information of Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Comrade Uchenna Madu, that President Goodluck Jonathan should forget victory in 2015 election because of the unresolved strike by polytechnics and colleges of education in the country, the movement yesterday said it is strongly behind the President.
MASSOB Leader, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike who denied the publication as coming from the group said rather the movement was urging the President to go ahead and contest the 2015 election as it was optimistic he would win.

See Top 10 African footballers and their Gorgeous wives


Joseph And Adaeze Yobo

For some of you that love soccer, do you know that Apart from seeing them in their respective clubs and countries jerseys, little or nothing is known about most of Africa’s top soccer stars. But today i’m going to List the Top 7 African footballers and their super Sexy wives, So take some cookies as you continue…

Russia Set To Re;ease Evidence Revealing 9/11 As Inside Assignment Of US Govt.

As tensions between the U.S. and Russia remain at an all time high comparable to that of the Cold War, it seems that strong-armed Putin has had just about enough of Obama’s petty nuisances. Several analysts have recently speculated that to put Obama in his place once and for all, Putin was set to release evidence (i.e. satellite imagery) in his position that revealed the 9/11 terror attacks as an inside job.

Oyakhilome's Divorce Rumour: Christ Embassy International Debunks Oyakhilome's Break-Up

Authorities of Christ Embassy International have denied reports of break-up between the Senior Pastor of the church, Chris Oyakhilome, and his wife, Anita.
The church described online media reports that the marriage had crashed as “make-up stories.”
In a post on a Facebook account opened by Anita’s supporters, ‘Where is Rev. Anita Oyakhilome?’ the senior pastor was quoted as saying there was an ongoing domestic issue with Anita.


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