May 31, 2015

Buhari to earn N14 million as annual salary, allowances

Buhari and Osinbajo

Nigeria’s new president, Muhammadu Buhari, and his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, will earn annual basic salaries of N3, 514, 705 and N3, 031, 572.50 respectively, according to the information on the website of the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission.

The RMAFC is statutorily empowered by Section 32 (d) of Part 1 of the Third Schedule of the Constitution to determine the remuneration appropriate for political office holders.

Maiduguri Mosque Blast: Police confirm 26 killed


The Borno State Police command has confirmed that 26 people were killed in Saturday’s suicide bomb in a mosque in Maiduguri.

A witness had told Governor Kashim Shettima that 16 people died in the blast.

But Aderemi Opadokun, the Borno Commissioner of Police, said there were more casualties.

May 30, 2015

David Beckham celebrated Arsenal's win with sons Romeo, Brooklyn, Cruz

Overjoyed: David Beckham (top left) rises to his feet to celebrate Arsenal's FA Cup triumph with sons Brooklyn (centre), Romeo (top right) and Cruz (bottom right)

David Beckham and his sons were celebrating the north London club's record-breaking 12th victory in the tournament with thousands of other overjoyed fans.

Theo Walcott, whose season has been plagued with injuries, opened the scoring for Arsenal in the first half to begin what would be a historic day for the club and its manager Arsene Wenger - who secured his sixth FA Cup victory as the team's boss.

Prince William looks dejected as he watches his side Aston Villa lose to Arsenal 4-0 in FA Cup Final

Heartbroken: Meanwhile a dejected Prince William looked on sorrowfully as his beloved Aston Villa were torn apart by a rampant Arsenal

Prince William could barely watch as a triumphant Arsenal team lifted the FA Cup trophy - which he presented them with - after the Gunners defeated his beloved Aston Villa 4-0 at Wembley today.
William looked distraught throughout the match in which Aston Villa were torn apart by Arsenal in one of the most one-sided finals ever.

Dog with two bodies and eight legs is born on tiny Pacific island

Mirror reflection: The pup was born with two bodies joined at the chest with eight legs complete with two tailsVukitangitau Maloni,  who took the images soon after she was born, said the whole community was shocked

Meet the puppy who was born with eight legs.

Incredible photographs reveal the newborn has two bodies joined at the chest with two sets of front legs, two sets of back legs - and complete with two tails.

The black and white puppy was born with a total of eight limbs in Vaini of Tonga in the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday and was one of her five siblings to have any abnormalities.

I wouldn’t have been a former president without Alamieyeseigha — Jonathan


Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday attributed his successful political career to the efforts of former governor of Bayelsa, Chief DSP Alamieyeseigha.

Jonathan, who was speaking at the thanksgiving service to round-off the civic reception organised in his honour by the Bayelsa Government, said he remained grateful to the former governor.

Jonathan, who equally expressed gratitude to his aides and associates, said Alamieyeseigha discovered, mentored and brought him into politics.

Desmond Elliot seeks help over gay stalker

Desmond Elliot expresses gratitude to supporters over his victory

Nollywood actor turned politician, Desmond Elliot says he has been sexually harassed by a gay man on social media.

The lawmaker took to his twitter account to show his worries concerning the gay stalker, called Steve Onyebuchi, disclosing that Steve had been stalking and calling him at all times that same person had been a threat to light skin actor, Yul Edochie.

Jonathan hails Buhari’s inaugural speech


Dr Goodluck Jonathan, the immediate past president and stakeholders in Bayelsa have applauded President Muhammadu Buhari, for pledging allegiance to all in his inaugural speech.

Reacting to the speech, in Yenagoa on Saturday, Jonathan said that he was gladdened by the posture of the president.
“Buhari said that he does not belong to any clique, and I congratulate him for that statement.

How North sent Jonathan back to Otuoke – Coomasie

President Jonathan

Alhaji Ibrahim Ahmad Coomasie, a former Inspector General of Police, is also the Chairman of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF).

In this interview, he narrates the story of the return of power to the North and the role his group, among others, played in stopping President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election bid, thereby sending him from the Presidential Villa back to his Bayelsa village, Otuoke.

Coomasie faults the sacking of the immediate past IGP, Suleiman Abba. He also speaks on how former President Olusegun Obasanjo imposed a ‘terminally ill’ Umaru Yar’Adua as president against advice.

Buhari warns airport officials, others, against stopping ex-Ministers from travelling


President Muhammadu Buhari says officials of past administrations including ministers are entitled to their full rights and privileges under the constitution, and must not be subjected to any undue harassment and intimidation at the airports or at other points of entry and exit.

“We have not banned anyone from travelling,” Mr. Buhari said in a statement Saturday.

Responding to some cases of “V.I.P stoppages” at the airports as reported to him on Saturday, President Buhari directed all agencies under the government to run their affairs in full compliance with extant rules, regulations and the constitution of the country.

You Need To Get Your Brain Checked For Calling Jonathan a Hero- Adokiye

You Need To Get Your Brain Checked For Calling Jonathan a Hero- Adokiye

Singer Adokiye Kyrian is not supporting the notion of calling Former President, Goodluck Jonathan a hero.

Adokiye told Vanguard that the Nigerians who are calling Jonathan a hero should get their brain checked.

According to the virgin singer, “I feel really bad for the Nigerians calling President Jonathan a hero. Hero to who please?” she asked disdainfully.

I Don’t Have Beef With Tonto Dikeh But She’s Too Full of Herself- Dencia

I Don't Have Beef With Tonto Dikeh But She's Too Full of Herself- Dencia

Whitenicious boss and singer, Dencia told Punch that she doesn’t have beef with Tonto Dikeh but she doesn’t like it when someone feels because she’s bigger than another person, she can trample down on them.

Dencia who just returned to Nigeria said “I don’t have issues with Tonto Dikeh, I just don’t like it when someone feels because she is bigger than another person, she can trample down on them. Pearl is my protégé and my sister and I felt that she was being cheated, so I spoke on her behalf. I hate it when someone who feels she is big in the society cheats another person who seems smaller in class.”

AY, Funke Akindele, Dayo Amusa Present at Lagos State Inaugural Ball Dinner

AY, Funke Akindele, Dayo Amusa Present at Lagos State Inaugural Ball Dinner
Lagos State Government held Inaugural ball dinner in honor of the new administration which include, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode and Dr (Mrs) Idiat Oluranti Adebule.

Top celebs present at the event include, Yoruba actress, Dayo Amusa, actress Funke Akindele and Comedian AY.

Niyiola Blasts Fan Who Called Her Ugly

Niyiola Blasts Fan Who Called Her Ugly

Singer Niyiola posted a photo of herself and her friends on Instagram. One of her male fans with the Instagram handle micanohumble slammed the singer by calling her Ugly.

Niyola checked out the guy’s profile and shared a photo of the fan in the comment section and captioned it with “I’d call this ugly if I was not taught not to refer to God’s creation as such besides my mama taught me better than to kick a man while he’s down. Pls tag the pant if you know him.”

Michael Jackson middle child,Paris Jackson Steps Out with boyfriend

Paris Jackson and Chester Castellaw (Getty Images)

It's a far cry from the mask-covered public appearances of her youth. Paris Jackson, middle child of the late Michael Jackson, stepped out Thursday night in Los Angeles with boyfriend Chester Castellaw in tow. This time, there was no Halloween mask on her face.

The years following her father's death have been difficult for Jackson, though it seems the 17-year-old is happier and healthier than ever, judging by these photos taken nearly two years since her attempted suicide, as well as recent pics posted to Castellaw's private Instagram account. Castellaw, 18, plays forward for the Real So Cal youth soccer club, and the two reportedly met after Jackson returned to California from the boarding school in Utah she attended.

Bruce Jenner to 'grace the cover of Vanity Fair as a woman'

Ready for his close-up? Bruce Jenner to 'grace the cover of Vanity Fair as a woman' ...and will be shot by Annie Leibovitz

Bruce Jenner is set to appear on the cover of Vanity Fair as a woman, TMZ claims.

The former Olympian - who came out as transgender in an interview Diane Sawyer last month - will unveil his new look for the very first time in a feature with the monthly title.

TMZ also reports that famed celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz will shoot Bruce the cover.

Nicki Minaj shares throwback photo from her childhood days

She's a talent: The 32-year-old has been promoting her latest venture, which will see the star take on the role of Draya in new movie Barbershop 3

Since bursting on the music scene, Nicki Minaj has surprised fans with her jaw-dropping taste in style, fast becoming a bona fide sex symbol.

And the 32-year-old, who has come a long way from her childhood days, decided to pay homage to her past humble beginnings by taking to social media sites to share an old throwback photo.

Flashing a hint of smile and dressed in a bright red jumper, the American singer - real name Onika Tanya Maraj - looked almost unrecognisable as she posed for the camera.
See the photo after cute...

Kerry, Atiku, others hail President Buhari’s inaugural speech

The United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, has described as ‘powerful agenda’ the inaugural speech delivered by President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday.

Kerry, who was appointed by President Barack Obama to head delegation team to Buhari’s inauguration, assured Nigeria that the United States would support the new administration to tackle insurgency and the economic challenges currently confronting the nation.

Surrogate mother denied custody after giving up her daughter

Anguish: Wendy Reid, pictured, was denied custody after giving up her daughterNewborn: The surrogate baby girl when she was born in 2013 - her mother was paid £7,000 over nine months 

Throughout her pregnancy, surrogate mother Wendy Reid had been resolute: she was doing the right thing. After all, what greater gift could she give a childless woman than a baby?

In a world where the rules and players in the process of parenthood are growing ever-more complicated and varied, it’s a line we’re hearing frequently, as women happily ‘rent out’ their bodies to infertile and gay couples.

Recent examples include a mother giving birth to a baby for her gay son, and a daughter carrying her own ‘sister’ for her mother and new husband. The families insisted the arrangements worked brilliantly for all concerned.

May 29, 2015

Why Patience Jonathan failed to attend President Buhari’s inauguration


The absence of Patience Jonathan from the inauguration ceremony of President Muhammadu Buhari has raised different questions among Nigerians.

Mrs Jonathan, unlike other wives of Nigerian leaders was conspicuously absent from the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Many have said that Mrs Jonathan who was last seen with her husband at the inauguration dinner which heldThursday night had through her body language showed her displeasure over her husband’s outster by the current President as she never looked at the direction of President Buhari who shared the same high-table with her throughout the dinner.

Full text of President Buhari’s inaugural speech

Buhari waves
Inaugural speech by His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari following his swearing-in as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on 29th May, 2015
I am immensely grateful to God Who Has preserved us to witness this day and this occasion. Today marks a triumph for Nigeria and an occasion to celebrate her freedom and cherish her democracy. Nigerians have shown their commitment to democracy and are determined to entrench its culture. Our journey has not been easy but thanks to the determination of our people and strong support from friends abroad we have today a truly democratically elected government in place.

I belong to everybody, I belong to nobody – Buhari takes first shot


President Buhari seems to have taken a first shot on his intolerance to corruption when he avowed during his inauguration speech that he is for all Nigerians and not for any particular person or group of persons. He said” I belong to everybody, I belong to no body”

President Buhari who commended outgoing President, Goodluck Jonathan for his support during the transition programme said he has set a precedent for others to follow.

Photos: As former President Jonathan leaves and Buhari takes over

Nigerians look forward to the new administration. More photos after the cut...

Buhari takes oath of office as new President of Nigeria


Gen. Muhammadu Buhari has now been sworn-in as president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

President Buhari who took the oath of office administered by the Chief Justice of the Federation, Mahmud Mohammed on Friday was officially sworn in by 10:51am at the Eagle Square, venue of the inauguration ceremony.

President Buhari defeated former President, Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria’s national election adjudged globally to be free and fair.

Photos: Prof Yemi Osinbajo sworn in as Vice President of Nigeria

Professor Yemi Osinbajo has been sworn in as Nigeria's Vice President by Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Mahmood Mohammed. Congrats to him...more photos (from my phone..:-)) after the cut...

Kidnappers demand N50m ransom for Jonathan’s cousins

It would have been too disastrous if Jonathan was re-elected – ex-Governor

Gunmen who kidnapped Patience Egbeni and Kate Eni, cousins to President Goodluck Jonathan, have allegedly demanded N50 million ransom for their release.

The two women were kidnapped on May 20 at Akipelai, in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

According to reports, the gunmen contacted their families five days after their abduction demanding the N50 million ransom to set them free.

Toyin Lawani wows in new photoshoot

The designer ,stylist and businesswoman looks flawless in new photoshoot..
More below

Jacob Zuma shuns warning by NANS,arrives at the Inauguration in Abuja(Photo)

Jacob Zuma shunned the warning by the National Association of Nigerian Students not to come to the inauguration .He arrived some minutes ago.
He is seated next to ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo

The presidential G-wagon,Aisha Buhari's convoy at the Inauguration(Photos)

The presidential G-Wagon which would convey President Jonathan and president-elect,Buhari after the inauguration..The incoming First Lady,Aisha Buhari's convoy was also spotted arriving at the Eagle Square .Many dignitaries are already seated.Babangida,Tinubu,Abdusalam Abubakar,Dngote and many more..This time,the guests are sure keeping to the official time.

Nadia Buari looking fab in new pics


Photos: Dabota Lawson pictured with her hubby & Fashola at the Inauguration

The beauty queen shared a rare photo with her billionaire husband, Prince sunny Aku and outgoing governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola. She wrote

"Good bye our amiable Governor Babatunde R Fashola . You Are wonderful family friend and We thank God for the great job he has used you to perform in Lagos state.. Èkò ò ní bàjé #inauguration2015"

She also shared another with outgoing Abia State governor Chief T.A Orji..Below

Photos: Psquare share photos from the Inauguration today

Psquare are some of the celebrities billed to perform at the Inauguration in Abuja today.The famous twins who are very excited shared the pics as they prepare to mount the state later.

May 28, 2015

Okonjo-Iweala responds to Oshiomhole, says article full of gaping holes

Account for $30bn excess oil money - Oshiomhole tasks Okonjo-Iweala

The Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala has reacted to a publication by the Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole where he called on the outgoing Finance Minister to give proper account of how the economy was managed under her watch before leaving office.

Oshiomhole in the article titled, “Economy: Okonjo-Iweala’s hidden figures,” alleged that the minister mismanaged the economy and abused financial regulations. He insisted that Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala’s tenure as Finance Minister remained “a bile in the dish until she clarifies her role in the management of resources”.

Controversy over sudden appearance of Buhari’s ‘son’, Yusuf


There’s currently a serious debate over the sudden appearance of Yusuf, son of president-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari.

Yusuf literarily broke the social media after his picture cropped up online in company of his father, Gen. Buhari, Thursday morning.

Donned in a flowing traditional apparel and a matching cap, Yusuf and his sister, Zaha were captured by the sharp lense of photojournalists at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Thursday morning after touching down from the Queen’s land in company of the father, Buhari.

Woman tells how Nigerian lover proposed after 6 months,confessed he married her for Visa(Photo)

Deana Charles was left humiliated when her Nigerian groom was found texting another woman just half an hour after their wedding. Then he admitted he only married her for a visa.

Sales assistant Deana, from Tiverton, Devon, met Ben, 25, on a dating site in 2010. She was instantly attracted to his looks and was hooked after he struck up a flirty conversation with her.
“My whole world came crashing down when I found out my marriage was a fake. I loved Ben with all my heart. We’d made loads of plans for the future and he seemed desperate to start a family
.”I wasn’t serious about finding love, I’d only signed up for a bit of a laugh. As soon as I saw Ben’s picture, though, I was smitten. He had gorgeous brown eyes and a great body — just my type. We started chatting and he explained he’d come to the UK from Nigeria to study for a business degree. I couldn’t imagine being so far away from my family and friends and I told him he was really brave.”

Outrage as Mother posts Facebook photos of her son being treated like a dog

A mother has caused outrage after sharing photographs on Facebook of her son tied with a dog leash and eating like a dog from a bowl..Despite deleting her facebook page,Philippine authorities tracked her down using location data and have since taken the child into care.The mother is assessed by experts.

Footballer kills mechanic over age difference(Photo)

Disagreement over age difference has led to the death of a mechanic, Moruf Sanni, in the Yaba area of Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro learnt that Moruf and a resident, identified simply as Somebody, had first fought on Sunday night.
The fight was reportedly over age rivalry as Somebody claimed to be older than Moruf, while the 23-year-old victim said he was older and deserved to be respected by the former.Some elders in the community were said to have intervened and mediated between the duo.

May 27, 2015

Kim Kardashian, Khloe, Kris' covers up in traditional hijab during recent trip

Khloe Kardashian is keeping the family tradition going - when in Dubai dress like locals.
On Tuesday the 30-year-old reality star shared selfies from Dubai with her hijab both on and off.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians actor was in the United Arab Emirates to appear at a hair event inside the Dubai World Trade Center.

Man who trekked for GEJ shows off beautiful wife and son

Oladele Nihi is presently in Bayelsa State after trekking for 19 days with his female companion.Since their arrival,they haven't been giving updates on their stay .But he said he was going to prepare president Jonathan's country home in Otuoke,pending his arrival..Oladele'swife is pregnant with their second child..
Beautiful family.

Meet human barbie who doesn't have a boyfriend because she is not fit for real life

Meet Angelica Kenova, is the new 'Human Barbie', who not only looks likes like a living doll - but is treated like one too.
The 26 year old, from Moscow, Russia, still lives with her parents and has never had a boyfriend.
She has been dressed up as a Barbie since birth and is only allowed to go on dates if her mother, Natalia, accompanies her.
Yet Angelica - who claims to be a model, child psychologist and ballet dancer regularly poses for half-naked photos which her parents approve of.maintains that her walking-talking doll looks were achieved without plastic surgery.She says:

Photo:Foreigner roams in search of fuel in Nigeria

Laughingggggggg as this foreigner roams in search of fuel in Nigeria...

Photo: Man sends thugs to pour acid on ex-wife

One Ajayi Olatunbosun has been arrested by the police for allegedly hiring thugs to pour acid on his ex-wife, Bamidele Otakiti, in her shop on Adejobi Street in the Ajasa Command area of Lagos.
PUNCH Metro gathered that all had been well between the couple since they moved to Lagos in 2005 until a few months ago when a disagreement soured their relationship.The quarrel was said to have led to their separation in February, 2015.

It was learnt that the suspect, prior to the divorce, had on several occasions accused Otakiti of adultery.
Our correspondent gathered that despite his discontent with the alleged act, the 47-year-old commercial motorcycle rider (okada rider) had pleaded with the woman not to divorce him.
It was learnt that Otakiti bore three children for Olatunbosun.

Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Wednesday morning

Good morning! Here are 10 things you need to know this morning:

1. Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, on Tuesday handed over the leadership of the House of Representative to his deputy, Mr. Emeka Ihedioha, who will now remain the Speaker till June when new lawmakers will take over.

2. No fewer than 43 persons have been killed in an attack on Gubio community in Borno State by Boko Haram insurgents. Report says the insurgents invaded in about six hilux vehicles on Saturday and set some houses ablaze, killing indiscriminately.

May 23, 2015

Sharon Osbourne Collapses; taking brake from 'the talk'

Exhausted: Sharon Osbourne 'collapsed from mental and physical fatigue' after returning to her LA home following a trip to New York and Toronto. She's seen here on The Marilyn Denis Show in Canada on May 15
Sharon Osbourne is taking a month-long leave of absence from “The Talk” after collapsing last Friday at her Los Angeles home. A rep for the co-host said Sharon is suffering from “mental and physical fatigue” and “extreme exhaustion.”

“Sharon has been advised and has agreed to take a month hiatus to recover fully from these recent events,” said a rep for Sharon in a statement to People. “Sharon would like to thank everyone at ‘The Talk’ for granting her this time off and to all friends, family and others for their incredible support.”

Celebrities React To Ireland’s Legalization of Gay Marriage

Celebrities React to Gay Marriage Vote in Ireland

Celebrities are thrilled Ireland “voted yes” to become the first country to legalize gay marriage by popular vote. Millions of people in Ireland showed up to vote on Friday in the historic election. It was announced on Saturday that more than 60 percent of the people who voted were in support of the referendum. Shortly after, “Ireland” and the hashtag “#LoveWins” started to trend on Twitter, with many celebrities praising the election result.