Monday, May 30, 2016

Libyan woman gives birth to quadruplets (PHOTOS)

Libya Observer posted these photos of a set of quadruplets born yesterday, May 29, in Tripoli, Libya. More photos after the cut...

Governor Amosun Arrests Couple Dumping Refuse On Lagos-Ibadan Highway

Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, on Sunday said he apprehended a couple for dumping refuse on the Lagos-Ibadan Highway and handed them over to the police for prosecution.

Mr. Amosun made this known during the 2016 Democracy Day event organised by the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, held at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta‎.

He said the couple were caught while offloading the garbage from the booth of their Lexus SUV on their way to church.

“I was coming from Lagos to Abeokuta, when I saw this Lexus Jeep parked on the Highway,” Mr. Amosun said while giving details of the incident. “The car was conveying the couple and their children to church. I thought the car had a fault, but I found out that the booth was opened.

Photo: Woman arrested for allegedly killing her 8-months old baby in Yobe

25 year old Yakura Idi, pictured above, from Gwange Ward, Damaturu, Yobe state has been arrested for allegedly killing her eight-month old son, Mohammed Idi. According to a statement by the Yobe state police commissioner, Zannah Ibrahim, Yakura was arrested after she used a knife to kill her son and then buried his corpse in a shallow grave in her family compound.

The remains of the baby has been exhumed and will undergo autopsy while the stained knife has been kept as an exhibit. Reason for her committing this heinous crime is yet unknown.

Photo: Woman seen driving her dog around in a radio-controlled BMW in New York

This woman was seen driving her dog around in a radio-controlled BMW in Upper East Side, New York. #Bigdog! Photo credit: Neil Paine/Twitter

‘I Can’t Be Cowed’: Fayose Dares Buhari To Stop Him From Travelling Abroad

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has dared the Federal Government to carry out the alleged plot of preventing him from travelling out of the country.

“Under the federal system of government, state governors are not appendages of the President and as a leading opposition figure in Nigeria, he cannot be cowed by President Mohammadu Buhari and his agents,” Mr. Fayose said via a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka.

Stunning new photos of Toyin Aimakhu


I’m under pressure to devalue Naira – Buhari

It is exactly one year since Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Ahead of the official commemoration of his ascension to power, Buhari spoke with some journalists on the issues that have dominated his reign. Excerpts:

Looking at the last one year, how would you assess what has happened in terms of your expectations when you took office, the challenges you met and the progress made or lack of it?

I am sure you will recall that during our campaign, we identified three problems for our country. First was security — the situation especially in the North-East then. Second was the economy — unemployment; and third was corruption. I am sure you can recall that these were what we identified.

In the North-East, when we came in, Boko Haram occupied 14 local governments and they had hoisted their flags and called the areas their caliphate. But I can assure you that Boko Haram is not holding any local government presently, but they have progressed to using IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) and by taking on softer targets — people in mosques, churches, marketplaces, motor parks, killing them in tens, twenties and fifties that you all know about, and killing schoolchildren. So, I think we have made substantial progress in that area. If you know anybody living in Maiduguri or Yobe, he or she will tell that people are going back to their homes; those who moved to Kano, Kaduna or even here in Abuja are now moving back and they are trying to continue with their lives. On the economy, again we were unlucky. We are now a mono-economy and everybody is dependent on oil revenue. The oil price collapsed and we were exposed. From 1999 to 2014, the average price of Nigerian crude that was sold was $100 per barrel, but when we came in, it plummeted to about $30 per barrel and now it is between $40 and $50 per barrel. At some stage, I got the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria to give me a list of the things we have been spending our foreign exchange on and it showed food items such as tomato puree, grains, rice, wheat and even toothpicks. I didn’t believe it and I still don’t believe it because if he said we were building so many factories, buying essential raw materials and spare parts machinery, I would have believed it. But to show me that what we were consuming majorly was just food items? I believe that Nigerians from the eastern part of this country, from the west and north, about 60 per cent of them, eat what they produce because they cannot afford to buy foreign food. So, what was happening was that people who had plenty of naira, they just filled the papers that they were importing food and were given foreign exchange; they invested the money outside in whatever form. My belief was strengthened when we got into trouble about the import of petroleum products. We conducted a survey and we found out that one-third of what Nigerian marketers claimed to be bringing in, they were not bringing it in. They were just signing the papers and taking the money out. So, people were doing the same thing with food products. But I think subsequently, when we get to the court with some people, you will hear more about it.

Nigerian-British actor, John Boyega, visits his family members in Nigeria (WATCH)

Nigerian-British actor, John Boyega who is best known for playing Finn in the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, visited his grandmum and other family members in Abeokuta and Ibadan this weekend.

Davido’s Sister Lavish White Wedding in Dubai (WATCH)

Ashley Coco Adeleke, Davido’s Elder sister tied the knot in a lavish Dubai wedding yesterday to her hubby, Caleb Adaji. The wedding cake, multi-million flower wall are a beauty to behold.
Coco wore a stunning ballgown wedding dress with makeup by Banke Meshida-Lawal.
Davido and his family were dressed to impress..

Lai Mohammed Spits, 'Buhari Was Advised Not To Reveal Identities Of Looters'

The Minister for Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed on Sunday said President Muhammadu Buhari was advised against revealing the identity of looters due to the legal implications of such an action.

Mohammed disclosed this while featuring on OneYear, a Channels Television Programme to mark the Buhari’s administration’s first year in office.

It would be recalled that the President had promised to publish the identity of looters during his democracy day speech.

He, however, reneged on the promise during his address yesterday and rather gave the responsibility to the Ministry of Information and Culture.

Reacting to the development, Mohammed said, “Yes, he initially said that he’ll give specific details about recovered loot but he was advised against doing so for legal reasons.

“Of course, for obvious legal reasons. The president said he was going to release the amount recovered and where the recovered assets are.

“Yes he initially said he will name looters, but he was advised against doing so for legal reasons. Of course, he has a right to reverse himself on that.

4 Important Lessons From Buhari's Democracy Day Speech

On Sunday, President Muhammadu Buhari delivered his first Democracy day speech. To some the speech was inspiring, to others it was bland.

Here are 4 things i learned from Buhari's Independence Day Speech:

1. The President didn't do his homework

Muhammadu Buhari just wanted to be President because he has always felt that he is ''the only man for the job''. He made no effort in preparing himself to govern Nigeria.

2. Buhari is not ready to take responsibility for anything that goes wrong

One year after, his inauguration the President is still playing the blame game. He's not prepared to take responsibility for anything even the padding on his own budget .

3. Buhari is a yesterday man

The President has no fresh idea. He has no no clue on how to tackle the economic mess facing his administration.

4. Nigerians will pay more tax

President Buhari announced the launching of the ''most ambitious social protection programme'' in Nigerian history during his speech. The question is ''who is going to fund it?'' - the already broke government or the almost depleted middle class?

Written by Juliana Okon

Photos: Little girl severely bruised after her school teacher allegedly flogged her mercilessly

A Lady who claims to be a good friend and neighbour to the mother of the little girl pictured, shared this story and pics, seeking for assistance in getting Justice. According to her,

"I saw this kid and tears rolled down my cheeks. The lady at the top right corner is that kid's teacher. She flogged her mercilessly just because the 4 year old girl did the class work wrongly. The teachers name is Mrs eno, the proprietress name Mrs lagunoke and the school is Lydia spring private school, located at Popo street, tejuosho, Yaba Lagos. The little girl was flogged by her eyes and now has a red eye as the cain struck her left eye. She's had swollen and reddish skin due to the flogging . This is mean , no one should do this to little kids while trying to teach them at their respective schools . Upon all this , Mrs Eno the perpetrator and the proprietress named Mrs lagunoke are not feeling any remorse for the action . Please if there's anything you people can do for them to pay for their actions I'd be so glad. Her mom is a good friend/neighbor and it hurts to see this woman cry everyday as the little girl cries in pains."

The Beckham's trying for a 5th child?

Victoria Beckham and her husband David are trying for a 5th child, this is according to sources close to Victoria's bff, Tana Ramsay. They claim to this effect, to get pregnant again, Victoria has boosted her already spinach-heavy diet with broccoli and leafy greens rich in folic acid.

David himself has been keen on another child since his daughter, Harper was born in 2011. The couple may be trying for a daughter as they already have three boys and just one girl.

One Year In Office: Jonathan’s Minister Scores President Buhari High

The immediate past Minister of National Planning, Prof. Abubakar Suleiman, on Sunday scored President Mohammad Buhari high for his fight against Boko Haram terrorists in the country.

Suleiman gave the commendation in llorin while reacting to President Buhari’s speech in commemoration of Democracy Day and one year of his administration.

He noted that there is now peace in parts of the country that hitherto had recorded mass casualties and displacement due to attacks by the insurgents.

Suleiman, a Professor of Political Science at the University of Abuja, advised Buhari to bring his ministers closer to him, to be able to get direct information on issues affecting the country including the feelings and aspirations of Nigerians.


Sunday, May 29, 2016

Real Madrid take to streets this morning to parade Champions League Trophy (WATCH)

Real Madrid's players travelled back to Madrid, Spain last night after winning a historic 11th Champions League Trophy and took to the streets this morning in an open bus parade to showcase their trophy to thousands of fans that lined the streets.