The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has says refineries in Warri and Port Harcourt have commenced preliminary production. According to NNPC, production started after in-house engineers conducted a nine month rehabilitation on the facility. Read more after the cut....
Romero who just got signed into Manchester United admits he's a little bit crazy. He was once hot headed and there's one incident that will stick in his memory from his Dutch club AZ Alkmaar. Read more after the cut...
Boko Haram supplies have been intercepted by the Nigerian Air force on Wednesday. The Nigerian Air force says its patrol and surveillance have succeeded in blocking the routes which the Boko Haram gets their supplies. Read more after the cut...
Maheeda who is always in the news for different reasons has finally put her husband's pictures for all to see. Robert and Maheeda got married in 2012. Along with the pictures she said really nice things about her husband.....
The Benue State University (BSU) has finally reopened!!! This is coming after the school has been on strike for over four months over unpaid arrears. BSU resumes with immediate effect and lectures to resume on Monday.
Heidi Klum, 42 has declared her love for her 29 year old boyfriend, Vito Schnabel on his birthday, she took to her Instagram page on Monday and posted a picture captioned '' I love my V, HAPPY BIRTHDAY.'' The couple are looking very happy!
She's been very hush hush about their romance. Well at least now the all her Instagram followers now know it. They have been dating for over a year now.
According to naija247news.com, Benue State University (BSU) should reopen next week. This was disclosed by the Vice Chancellor (VC), Prof, Charity Angya, when she was addressing medical students who were protesting over the death of their colleague Idoko Nicholas Ejugwu who died in a car crash following controversial circumstances. Idoko was withdrawn from medical school after spending 10 years. Read more after the cut...
A large fire near the pool of the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas on Saturday. The Clark County Fire Department confirmed that it responded to a second alarm fire at luxury hotel and casino on Las Vegas Boulevard. Read more after the cut....
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has terminated its contract with Hulk Hogan (real name Terry Bollea) over the repeated use of the N-word in an audio.
'' WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performer and fans worldwide,'' the company issued a statement on Friday. according to a statement from TheWrap. Read more after the cut....
United States President, Barrack Obama visited Kenya on Friday. He is the first United States President to visit Kenya.
''I am proud to be first U.S president to visit Kenya, he said, ''Obviously, it is personal for me. It's the reason why name is Barack Hussein Obama. My father came from these parts. I have a family here.''
'' It is wonderful to be back in Kenya''
Locals defied lock down and celebrated his visit.
''We have been waiting for Obama to visit since he became president, we want to thank God he has finally arrived,'' said Grace Wangeci, a vegetable seller in Nairobi. ''We thank him for fulfilling his promise to the country before he leaves the presidency.''
At the summit, Obama praised the Kenya's economic growth that Africa is ''on the move'' as one of the fastest growing continents in the world.
Tiwa Savage, real name Tiwatope Baolgun has to bed. The couple welcomed their baby boy on Wednesday. She gave birth at the Saint Mary's Hospital in London. Her husband shared the picture of him holding the hand of the baby on Instagram with a caption '' Thank you Jesus''.
Don Jazzy and Davido are among the people that have congratulated the couple. Congrats to the couple!!!
Arsene Wenger has been the manager of Arsenal since 1996. He has become the teams longest serving manager and the most successful in terms of major titles won. Arsenal manager is entering his 20th season, but despite approaching his 66th birthday, the Gunners manager admits the idea of him stepping away from the game fills him with dread. Admitting he pondered retirement, Wenger said: Read more after the cut....
Nollywood actor, Ramsey Noah has said his marriage to Emilia, cannot crash because he married an amazing woman. He described her as a double woman. Their marriage is blessed with two children.
''My wife is not an ordinary woman. A whole lot of women can't take what my wife tolerates. That's why i call her a double woman. In fact, she's a triple woman. I give it to her, she deserves an award. A lot of women say : ''Oh, your wife is trying'' and i tell them: that's why she's better than me, Ramsey said.
On Air Personality, Freeze whose real name is Ifedayo Olarinde of cool FM was beaten by his wife. The marriage is blessed with two children. The couple are on the verge of dissolving the marriage and they are separated.
Emma, wife to Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike has filed for divorce. The marriage crashed over constant beating. The couple were married for 12 years and the union was blessed with four children. Emma says they lost the school when her husband stopped her from managing it.
Leprosy cases in Florida is getting higher. Experts believe the spike is because people are coming in touch with armadillos. Florida typically sees 2 to 12 cases of leprosy a year, but according to Florida Department of Health, so far there have been 9 cases in 2015. Three weeks ago the latest cases were diagnosed in Flagler county. Read more after the cut....
Curtis Jackson whose stage name is 50 cent, appeared in a Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday morning to testify that he isn't as wealthy as his lifestyle makes him appear to be. Forbes estimated Curtis' fortune to be about $155 million in May, Jackson's lawyer said on Tuesday in court that he is worth $4.4 million, which presents a problem because last week he was hit with a $5 million verdict for publishing a sex tape starring Rick Ross' ex-girlfriend.
Professor Jega the immediate past chairman of (INEC) is among the three people to receive the Charles T. Manatt Democracy award. He was named by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES). According to the IFES President and CEO, Bill Sweeney, Jega is being honoured for his handling ''Nigeria's successful elections in 2015.''
Khloe Kardashian has a new man. He is James Harden a Houston Rockets player. Although they are yet to be officially confirmed a couple, but they have been very cozy lately. Sources say he cheated on her with a 23 year old Australian woman.
A 10 year old boy was rescued after being buried alive. This happened in Ngwo town in Enugu State. It was known to be a great land and shinning city on the hills. The town however lost its glamour to occultists and evil men in the land. Read more after the cut....
President Muhammadu Buhari answered questions on Cable News Network (CNN) programme by Amanpour that the safety priority of the Chibok girls is the priority of his government. He said the Federal Government would be willing to negotiate with the Boko Haram if the leadership assures him the coming forward is genuine, noting that rescuing and rehabilitating the girls remained paramount.
President Buhari has promised to trace and recover stolen oil money and prosecute culprits. He made this statement on the 3rd day of his visit in the US while reacting to questions from the members of Nigerians In Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) in the US and Canada at the Nigerian Embassy in Washington DC. He stated that ''corruption in Nigeria has virtually developed into a culture where honest people are abused.''
Toke Makinwa and her husband, Maje Ayida, have been having issues for some weeks now. The couple's problem started after news broke out that his ex-girlfriend, Anita Solomon is pregnant with his child. Anita is in the UK to deliver their baby.
A twitter account @Maje Ayida tweeted on the 26th of June :
'' I miss my wife, but i could do better with a nutritious breakfast and a monster work out! #BuildingDreams.''
Earlier today he posted on Instagram saying he's sorry....
Mohammed Jammal also known as white Nigerian was born in Jos, Plateau State. His great grand parents moved to Nigeria, his grand parents were born in Jos, his parents were born in Jos and he too was born in Jos, Plateau State. Jammal is born to Indian parents and has British Lebanese roots. He speaks Hausa and pidgin fluently.
According to reports, 33 out of the 36 ministers names are found guilty of corruption and that is the reasons why the President is yet to unveil his ministers. Only three weren't found guilty the other 33 were found guilty of misappropriation of public funds.
Jimi Agbaje, the PDP governorship candidate in Lagos State during the last election shed tears on live television on Monday. The former governorship aspirant got emotional on the AIT show Lovely & Clair after one of the beneficiary of a scholarship he gave put to five orphans came to share her experience and thanked him.
The Punch reports that, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has disclosed plans to probe the former President, Goodluck Jonathan with investigation into the financial transactions of his Ministers and aides.
Ibrahim Lamorde, EFCC chairman , has already directed that all petitions against former public officers at the federal level should be forwarded to him and acted upon. The source states that former ministers, special advisers and others will be invited in a few weeks from now. Read more after the cut....
The Sokoto State Governor has said the state government is trying to make education
compulsory in the state. It will also punish parents who refuse to
comply. He has forwarded a bill to the Sokoto House of Assembly.
to the governor, the move is aimed at boosting school enrollment and providing
quality education to every child as required by local and international laws.
To enhance the new policy, the state government will build and equip 240
primary and tertiary healthcare centres in the three senatorial zones of the
state. Tambuwal said the policy is necessary in view of the high percentage of
parents that deliberately frustrate the government efforts to educate children.
governor made this known while addressing, traditional, religious and political
leaders from the 11 local government areas of the state who paid him a sallah
visit in Sokoto. He appealed to his visitors to support the new initiative. He said this will provide vocational training centres and employment opportunities for the youth and other vulnerable member of the society.
said if the state gets its education priorities right many ills of the society will
be taken care of and the government has made adequate arrangements to cater
for the educational needs of its citizens and anyone caught flouting the new
rule will not be spared.
Sokoto State Governor noted that the founders of Sokoto Caliphate made their marks
in areas of education and scholarship, therefore there's no excuse if their successors
failed to provide at least basic education to its future leaders.
Olu Jacobs and Patience Ozokwor are starring in a movie and they are starring in the movie as secondary school students. Ebube Nwagbo, Hafiz Oyetoro and other are also featured in the movie. The upcoming movie is being directed by Tchidi Chikere and there is no title for the movie yet.
A bomb went off at the central market in Gombe State. The market is said to be in the heart of the state capital. According to sources the bomb went off at about 5:30 pm when people were doing their last minute rush for the sallah celebration.
The number of casualties were not known but security officials and sympathisers were evacuating the dead and the injured from the market.
The President Buhari has approved the dissolution of the governing boards of federal parastatals, agencies and institutions with effect from the 16th of July,2015.
A statement from the state house said until the boards are reconstituted, Chief Executive Officers of the affected parastatals, agencies and institutions were to refer all matters requiring the attention of their boards to the President through the Permanent Secretaries of their supervising ministries.
The statements reads: '' While the dissolution does not affect Federal Executive Bodies listed in the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, it covers administrative or technical committees and other similar organs established by the now dissolved boards.''
President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Akpobolokemi. The special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, confirmed this in a statement on Thursday.
''The termination of Akpobolokemi's appointment is with immediate effect, he is to hand over the management of NIMASA to the most senior in the agency who will remain in charge until a new director general is appointed''.
No reason was given for the sack, it is believed to be connected with the involvement of NIMASA in the award of pipeline surveillance contracts to ex-militia groups. Before the former president left office, he renewed the contracts worth about N9 billion but President Buhari who isn't comfortable with the arrangement, revoked the contracts. Before Akpobolokemi's appointment, he was a lecturer at the Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island in Bayelsa state.
President Buhari is urging the international community to support Nigeria's efforts to end terrorism, saying that ''victory over terrorism in Nigeria is victory for everyone.''
President Buhari made this call on Wednesday during a breakfast meeting he held with members of the Diplomatic Corp in Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
He stated that all counter terrorism efforts of his administration were within the framework of human rights obligations which Nigeria subscribed to locally and internationally. The President said he was delighted to mark the important religious obligation with the diplomats, thanking all those who supported him during the election and the goodwill messages he received from various countries.
He said, ''Nigeria is ready to play the leadership role expected of her African continent and beyond and that is why it is taking the steps to tackle insurgency.''
President of the United States, Barack Obama is to meet Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in efforts to strengthen the fight against Boko Haram through international support. During the four day visit, Buhari will also meet with other senior officials of the United States government. Both leaders will hold discussions on measure that will strengthen bilateral and international cooperation against terrorism in Nigeria and West Africa at large.
A House of Reps member has sued Buhari for granting bail outs to states, insisting that the decision was unconstitutional, null and void.
Honourable Igariwey Onwe filed the case on Wednesday with Abuja High Court. He is seeking,whether the President can, by way of fiat, call for the appropriation and disbursement of public funds from the distrubtable pool account of the Federal, State and Local governments without approval from the National Assembly. Recently President Buhari approved the sum of N400 billion bail out package to states to enable them pay their state workers.
Joined in the suit are Attorney General of the Federation, Minister for Justice and the Federal Ministry of finance, Revenue Mobilsation Allocation and Fiscal commission and the Auditor General of the federation.
Kourtney Kadarshian who has three kids with former boyfriend, Scott Disick, have parted ways. The couple have been dating since 2006 their kids Mason, Penelope and Reign Disick. They broke up via text message.
Their relationship has been on and off. After pictures surfaced of Scott getting cozy with rumored ex Chloe Bartoli, in Monte Carlo on the 4th of July weekend, Kourtney had finally had enough of her boyfriend.
''He had no business being over there and simply wanted to party, according to HollywoodLife.com, He was going day without calling or even checking in with the kids. She was leaving him messages and he just blew her off. She sent him a text saying she was done and that the relationship was over.
With all we have heard, we can't really blame her. He didn't even show up for Penelope's 3rd birthday! She is also tired of the way he was dumping all the parenting responsibilities on her.
Kourtney is a tough woman who does not let things get to her emotionally much but this is thehardest thing she's ever been through, '' a source tells HollywoodLife.com excisively.
David Idah, 26 years old and was a houseboy to a retired Senior Magistrate, Mrs Olufunmilayo Timeyin. The retired Chief magistrate was 65 years old. He beheaded her at her on the 28th of March at her home in Laderin estate in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State. Read more after the cut......
Paul Horner, 56, a pastor in Vermont USA has been jailed for refusing to wed a gay couple. The Honorable Myron Danus in his verdict said "Religious freedom is both ways Mr Horner Danus told a courtroom that was packed. Read more after the cut...
Mr Citizen Uche who ran away after from his home and family in February after he was told by his wife that she was having twins. He returned home on the 15th of July.
The couple already have two sets of twins, with the new addition they now have six children. He works in a factory and his income is to small to take care of his basic needs. According to The Nation, they now live in Ogun State and were living in a dilapidated house in Agege, but they moved into a mini flat with the money she got from kindhearted Nigerians after he ran away.
This former Man United moved to Fanerbahce. Robin Van Persie, was presented to the team on Tuesday.
31 year old Van Persie, has completed a £4.7 million move to Turkey and he thanked the vice-chairman for facilitating the deal. He also praised the Manchester United Chef Ed Woodward but not his manager Van Gaal.
After his unveiling at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium, Van Persie was asked if he had any partying message for Van Gaal, but he only disclosed his farewell meeting with his team mates before praising Ed Woodward for pushing the deal through.
Sunday Oliseh is the new Super Eagles coach. His appointment is coming after Stephen Keshi was sacked by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF). He was inaugurated in Abuja on Wednesday. He resumes work immediately.
The new manager of the NFF team said
'' He is ready 150 per cent to serve his fatherland and give his best to uplift the team,'' the NAN reports The Super Eagles coach said he is not a miracle worker to preform miracles. Speaking at the conference during his unveiling, the Super Eagles coach said: ''I'm not coming as a messiah'', it is a great honour to be a great coach of this nation, me and my team, we are more than motivated to serve Nigeria. I am not replace anyone.'' 'He also said...''Gone are the days when we have individual players playing; that's what we have during my generation.''....if your are not hungry and motivated, you will not make the team.''