Chelsea 2 – 0 Aston Villa) Is chelsea back to its winning ways?

Chelsea FC manager, Jose Mourinho  at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea forward Diego Costa played a key role in a 2-0 victory over Aston Villa on Saturday that eased the pressure on Jose Mourinho following the Premier League champions’ woeful start to the season.
Costa scored the opening goal and then saw his shot deflected in off defender Alan Hutton as home supporters celebrated just a third league victory of the season by chanting Mourinho’s name.
But, with the nerves around Stamford Bridge obvious, it had taken a dreadful double error from the visitors to allow Costa to ease the growing concern among home supporters by shooting his side into a 34th-minute lead.

Ignore petitions, white paper against me, Amaechi writes Saraki

FORMER Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, has written Senate President Bukola Saraki, asking him not to take any action on the White Paper issued by Governor Nyesom Wike against him and his administration and the petition sent to the Senate by Livingstone Wechie accusing him of corruption.
amaechiAmaechi, who is a ministerial nominee from Rivers State have been having a running battle with the State government and its lawmakers, who are opposed to his nomination and appointment by President Muhamadu Buhari.
The state and the lawmakers want Amaechi to be dropped, accusing him of having made the state to lose huge revenue when he was governor for eight years. The opposition against him informed the postponement of his screening twice last week when 18 other nominees were cleared by the upper legislative chamber.

EFCC Invitation: I’ve nothing to hide about my tenure as Akwa Ibom gov – Akpabio

Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, arriving his home after honouring an invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday, 16/10/2015
Following his Friday’s arrest and and eventual release by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC,  former Governor of Akwa Ibom State and Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, has returned to his Abuja residence, affirming that he has nothing to hide about his term in office as the governor of Akwa Ibom State.
Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, arriving his home after honouring an invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday, 16/10/2015
Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, arriving his Abuja residence after honouring an invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday, 16/10/2015
Akpabio who served two terms, as governor of the state between 2007 and 2015, was invited, yesterday, at about 5. 20pm to the Abuja Headquarters of the EFCC, over a petition dated June 22, 2015 and addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari and the EFCC.
The petitioner, Leo Ekpenyong alleged that Akpabio, fraudulently converted N108.1 billion belonging to Akwa Ibom State during his tenure as governor.

Lamar Odom said to regain consciousness, speaks

Lamar Odom von den Los Angeles Lakers am 4. Oktober 2010 in Aktion bei den Minnesota Timberwolves.
Lamar Odom, who has been fighting for his life in a Las Vegas hospital, regained consciousness Friday, but his condition remains guarded after he collapsed in a Nevada brothel following a weekend binge, according to sources familiar with the situation.


Governor Obiano Endorses Njiko 2015 Carnival By Charley Boy

Nigerian  popular musician Mr. Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa popularly known as Charley Boy is no stranger to many with his controversy approach and outspokenness to public issues, but was on Wednesday hosted by the Anambra state Governor, Mr. Willie Obiano in Awka to mark the wake and endorsement of this year Njiko Carnival.
 The  carnival has been christened as the first South Eastern Nigeria  carnival for the lovers of arts and culture which is billed for the 28th – 30th December 2015 at Oguta blue lake in Imo State.


Obama Announces Halt of U.S. Troop Withdrawal in Afghanistan

The United States will halt its military withdrawal from Afghanistan and instead keep thousands of troops in the country through the end of his term in 2017, President Obama announced on Thursday, prolonging the American role in a war that has now stretched on for 14 years.
In a brief statement from the Roosevelt Room in the White House, Mr. Obama said he did not support the idea of “endless war” but was convinced that a prolonged American presence in Afghanistan was vital to that country’s future and to the national security of the United States.
“While America’s combat mission may be over, our commitment to Afghanistan and its people continues,” said Mr. Obama, flanked by Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his top military leaders. “I will not allow Afghanistan to be used as safe havens to attack America again.”
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TSA: FG freezes INEC’s accounts over non-compliance

TSA: FG freezes INEC’s accounts over non-compliance
The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN,  has frozen all bank accounts operated by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, following the commission’s failure to comply with Federal Government’s directive that all ministries, agencies and departments must operate Treasury Single Account, TSA.
Findings by Vanguard revealed that the directive was carried out last week.
The commission is now cash strapped and is unable to discharge most of its responsibilities
Informed sources at the commission had revealed that INEC had failed to comply with the government’s directives on the TSA, due largely to the peculiar activities of the body as the nation’s electoral umpire which should qualify it for exemption from the new directive.

Kim Kardashian Baby Shower Canceled After Lamar Odom Hospitalization

Kim Kardashian has canceled her baby shower, originally scheduled for this weekend, in the wake of Lamar Odom’s hospitalization.
As Gossip Cop has reported, Odom remains unconscious in a Las Vegas hospital nearly two days after being found unresponsive at a Nevada brothel. Kim and Kris Jenner flew to Vegas on Tuesday night within hours of finding out about the medical emergency, accompanying Odom’s devastated estranged wife Khloe Kardashian. Since then, Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner have joined the family vigil, which also now includes Odom’s kids, the mother of his children, and his father.

Jean-Claude Van Damme: 'I can save the world'

The 54-year-old actor claims the human race faces extinction in the next 50 or 60 years but says he can stop it by lobbying the world's leaders, who he knows personally, to save the animals.
Speaking on BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast, he said: "The human being is a wonderful species and they have a way of fixing everything and hopefully they are going to help themselves, but if they don't then it [the world] is over in 50 or 60 years."

No sacred cow in anti-corruption war—OSINBAJO

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday in Abuja stated that the government of President Mohammadu Buhari will not spare any corrupt person in the fight against corruption.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday in Abuja stated that the government of President Mohammadu Buhari will not spare any corrupt person in the fight against corruption.
The Vice President spoke at Day Two of the ongoing 21st National Economic Summit in Abuja on the topic: ‘’Reforming Public Institutions to Ensure Competitiveness And Accountability.”
He said: “there is always a sense that it is someone else that will effect this desired change. I think we must be one in deciding in this country that we want a change.”
According to him, individual Nigerians would like the rules to be enforced as long as it is not enforced on them.

Untold Stories About Osama Bin Laden's Life & Death

Mark Bowden was watching a ballgame — the Phillies versus the Mets — on the night of May 1, 2011, when the network cut away to President Obama in the East Room of the White House. “Tonight,” the president said, ‘‘I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda and a terrorist who’s responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women and children.’’
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 Five minutes or so after the president wrapped up his brief remarks, as thousands of Americans gathered in front of the White House and at ground zero chanting ‘‘U-S-A! U-S-A!’’ Bowden’s cellphone rang. It was Mike Stenson, the president of Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Bowden had worked with Bruckheimer on the film adaptation of his 1999 best seller, ‘‘Black Hawk Down.’’



 President Muhammed Buhari has described the death of former Bayelsa State Governor Diepreye Alamieyeseigha as a loss to the state and the Ijaw people at large.
The president said this on Monday in a condolence message signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Mallam Garba Shehu.
President Buhari called on the Ijaw people to take heart over the loss of one of their notable indigenes.
The president commiserated with the family of the late former governor, asking them to take his death as God’s will.


 No fewer than forty heavily armed robbers, yesterday morning, invaded two second generation banks in 4th Avenue, Festac area of Lagos state and carted away huge sums of money.
During the operation which lasted hours, a two-year-old toddler, Mmesoma Ndirika, and her mother, Jane, who were inside their apartment in an adjoining building, were reportedly hit by stray bullets from the bandits who were shooting sporadically in all directions.
Reports said both mother and child later died as a result of injuries they sustained from the bullet. A commercial motorcyclist who was also hit by stray bullets reportedly died later in an undisclosed private hospital.


 National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has said that the certificate of national service, exemption letters would now bear pictures of the owners.
Speaking during a briefing yesterday in Abuja, Acting Director, Certification of the NYSC, Alhaji Aliyu Taura said with effect from Batch C 2014, all certificates of service would have passport photograph of the corps members at the upper right hand corner of the certificate.
He said it was a move to improve the security of the certificates from forgery and to block all chances of impersonation.

Why Nigerians Seek Medical Treatment Abroad

The popularity of Medical treatment abroad is expanding globally mainly due to its greater capacity to provide safe, high quality treatments to those who cannot receive comparable care in their country of origin; many turning to India and Israel.

Medical Tourism once broadly focused on provision of health care and emergency treatment provided by higher-income countries to less developed nations, has since expanded to include patients from many parts of the world to countries with the full range of health care system infrastructure and modernity. Medical Tourism (MT) has become particularly popular in the United States, mainly due to high living costs and costly health services and care. In the United States, a staggering 50 million people are uninsured and over twice as many are uninsured for dental care. Nevertheless, insurance may not cover specific treatments and many are unable to meet the financial requirements specified for medical procedures that they require.


 The government of the United Kingdom yesterday has said the level of corruption in Nigeria affects it directly and it would take steps to protect the integrity of its financial system.
UK’s Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth, Grant Shapps, who was in Kaduna yesterday to meet with Governor Nasir El-Rufai, said there would be no impunity on the side of his government in tackling corruption, promising that it would take prompt action against anyone who commits criminal offence under UK jurisdiction.

Sander & Hillary Clinto Dominate Democrat Presidential Debate

Sen. Bernie Sanders said he would support a proposal to legalize recreational use of marijuana, saying he wanted to reduce the number of people sent to jail for drug use or minor possession.

“I suspect I would vote yes,” Sanders said, when asked how he might vote in an upcoming referendum in Nevada, where Tuesday night’s first Democratic debate was held. “And I would vote yes, because I am seeing in this country too many lives being destroyed over non-violent offenses…We have to think through this war on drugs.”
His main Democratic rival, former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton, was asked a similar question. Clinton was not ready to take a position.


Tribunal Dismisses Ernest Ndukwe's Petition Against Senator Andy Uba

Election petition tribunal sitting in Awka has dismissed the petition of  of Dr. Ernest Ndukwe of All Progressive Grand Alliance, against Senator Andy Uba of Anambra South senatorial district on Grounds of not being able to prove the prima facie evidence of the allegation  before it.
In a three hour judgment read by the chairman of tribunal , Justice Nayai Aganaba  posited that the petitioner could not produce enough evidence to back his claims on points of law.
He said the petitioner (Ernest Ndukwe ) however resulted to adopting technically to adduce their evidences, which electoral act 2010 as amended conditioned the tribunal on matter of technicality which should not be entertained.

Obano Visits Trailer Accident Scene In Umuchu

Anambra state governor, Mr. Willie Obiano and entourage arrive scene of fatal accident that claimed many lives and injured many at Umuchu area of Anambra state. According to reports, a truck driver lost control of the vehicle after its brake failed and killed many people on Sunday evening at a market in Umuchu town in Anambra State, southeast of Nigeria. The incident happened at a village market called Afor in Ibughubu, Umuchu in Aguata local government at about 5.30 pm.

EFCC arraigns professor over alleged N56m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday arraigned a university professor, Brimmy Olaghere, before Justice U.P Kekemeke of the FCT High Court sitting in Apo, on a two-count charge of obtaining goods and cars by false pretence.
Mr. Olaghere had allegedly defrauded one Okwosu Chinedu and a company, Joyjoe Global Link Limited, of the sum of N56,032,000.
According to the first count, Mr. Olaghere defrauded Mr. Chinedu of goods worth over N20 million in July last year.

Lai Mohammed files N500m suit against Metuh, alleges defamation

 Olisa Metuh of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and Alhaji Lai Mohammed,
A ministerial nominee and  spokesman  of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Monday filed a N500m defamation suit against Chief Olisa Metuh of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
According to Mohammed in his brief filed before the Lagos State High court, Ikeja, Metuh had defamed him in a press release, authored and circulated on September 20, 2015,  where according to him was alleged  that he (Mohammed) embezzled the funds meant for fencing of an airport in one of the APC-controlled states in the South-West.
Mohammed also claimed that Metuh alleged he (Mohammed) obtained money to supply ambulances to one APC-controlled state in the South-West, which he never did.
Though, the suit,  filed Monday is yet to be assigned to any judge.

Ministerial Nominees: Senate screens Kyode F ayemi, Prof. Ogbonaya Onu, 8 others

Ministerial Nominees: Senate screens Audu Ogbe, Lai Mohammed, 8 others today
The Senate has announced that it will be screening 10 ministerial of the 1st batch of 21 ministerial nominees on Tuesday. The ministerial nominees were led into the red chamber by the Chairman of All Progressives Congress, Chief Odigie Oyegun.

Bayelsa govt. reveals real cause of Alamieyeseigha’s death

Seriake Dickson
Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has said that the first civilian governor of the state, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, died because he was harassed and forced to abandon his medical care abroad.
Mr. Alamieyeseigha died last Saturday at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt.
The state government said in an earlier statement that Mr. Alamieyeseigha died after a long battle with kidney disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.
Family sources had said that the former governor’s health suddenly deteriorated after the U.K. government requested his extradition to face charges years after Mr. Alamieyeseigha jumped bail and left London where he was arrested over alleged corruption.
The sources said Mr. Alamieyeseigha fled Dubai in the United Arab Emirate where he was receiving medical treatment, to avoid being arrested abroad.

President Buhari Submits Batch B Ministerial List

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday sent the second list of ministerial nominees to Senate President Bukola Saraki. This is coming 12 days after the first list was sent to the lawmakers, who will begin screening of the nominees today.
The second batch of nominees was submitted to the Senate President by the Chief of Staff to the President, Alhaji Abba Kyari accompanied by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang, at 4.25pm.


 Chief Olu Falae abdutors, Abdullahi Usman aka Kadiri right and Babawuro kato, during the parade by DSS in Abuja on Monday.
The Department of State Service (DSS), on Monday, paraded two Fulani herdsmen who abducted a one-time Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Chief Olu Falae, on his farm in Akure, Ondo State, last month just as the suspected abductors allegedly confessed to have received N5 million before releasing him.
The suspects, according to Mallam Abdullahi Garba who briefed the press on behalf of the Service, are Abdullahi Usman (a.k.a Kadri) and Babawuro Kato.

Obi shares 20 Million Naira to Schools

The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi has shared 20 Million Naira to schools across the country.
Obi who disclosed that support to schools has become a passion for him, said that having witnessed the impact the support he gave to schools when he was the Governor of Anambra State yielded in the performances of Anambra schools, that he was encouraged to continue the gesture as part of his contributions to the growth and development of Nigeria. He said this last week as he moved from one school to the another donating 1 Million naira each to them.
Some of the schools he visited are: Holy Child Nursery and Primary School, Isiagu; Holy Spirit Secondary School, Ebenebe; St. Anthony Secondary School, Ikenga; Holy Family Secondary School, Igboukwu; St Anthony Nursery and Primary School, Ekwulobia, Immaculate Conception Secondary School, Umuchukwu; Michael Tansi Secondary School, Akpu, Ekwu Memorial Secondary School, Owerri-Ezukala, among others.


FRSC Core-Marshall orders investigation on the mass beating on Citizen George Ozor by his men and Customs--------

The Core Marshal and Chief Executive, (COMACE), Federal Road Safety Commission, Abuja, Boboye Oyeyemi yesterday ordered investigation into the alleged mass beating of citizen George Ozor , a driver with BEN FLO LTD, owners of Anambra state  based ANIDS mass transit by his Officers assisted by officials of the Customs service at Ijebuode Unit in Ogun state. 

Endorsememt For Obiano

Ejike Anyaduba
Not long after the results of the 2013 governorship election in Anambra State were declared, a friend of mine visited. She came amidst worries over the turn of events. Exuding no geniality and completely void of her characteristic warmth, she expressed fears that the incoming government might not deliver. She was skeptical the administration does not have the experience and political will to contend with peculiar challenges of leadership in the state. Every effort to convince her otherwise failed as she kept muttering the fear of possible relapse into the era when nothing positive worked in the state and everything untoward happened to it.       



The National leader of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, is embittered with President Muhammadu Buhari over the ministerial list submitted to the Senate last week, Daily Trust gathered.
Tinubu is said to be unhappy with President Buhari for failing to consult him on the choice of nominees from the South-West.
A source close to Tinubu who spoke with Daily Trust Sunday said his sadness was predicated on the fact that the President had earlier promised to consult him before picking nominees from his zone.
“To Tinubu’s greatest surprise, he was only sent a copy of the list on the very day it was sent to the senate President”, the source said.


 Bayelsa State Government said on Sunday that the former governor of the state, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, died of high blood pressure and diabetes-related complications.
“Chief DSP Alamieyeseigha died of complications arising from high blood pressure and diabetes which affected his kidney”, Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Esueme-Dan Kikile , said in a text message to our correspondent on Sunday.
“He had chronic kidney disease which was aggravated by the sudden rise in his blood pressure and the long diabetes”, Kikile added.
Alamieyeseigha died on Saturday, October 10,2015, at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH) in neighbouring Rivers State.

Nigerian Youths Charge To Maintain Unwavering Patriotism To Project Nigeria

An annual event to mark the 55th Nigerian independence Day Anniversary  was celebrated in grand style where a front line group in the projection of National unity, tagged I Believe In Nigeria Group stressed the need for a united Nigeria with a value system and culture that looks beyond now.

Addressing mammoth of patriots who believe in the course Nigeria in Awka, Anambra state capital, the coordinator of the group, I Believe In Nigeria (IBIN) Mr Ken Okoli urged youths to draw support from all and sundry to priotize project Nigeria as an entity that must not die even in the face of notable challenges of insurgency. and secessionism.


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