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Thursday, June 28, 2012

EURO 2012: Italy Defeats Germany 2-1, To Face Spain in Final




LIVE: Germany 1-2 Italy


Italy have just defeated one of the tournament favourites, Germany 2-1. Super Mario Balotelli scored the 2 goals for Italy to make it 2-0 and both goals where scored in first half. while Mesut Ozil scored a late penalty during injury time to make it 2-1.

Italy have caused a great upset. Now Italy will face Spain on Sunday 2nd July 2012 for the final. Can Italy defeat Pre-tournament favourites, Spain? Let's see.

Faze Joins 2face At Now Muzik

FAZE

Now Muzik, Nigeria’s leading artiste management outfit has confirmed that former ‘Plantashun Boy’, Faze has joined the league of artistes been managed by the company.
 
Efe Omorogbe CEO of Now Muzik, tells NET exclusively that the 35-year-old singer has been with the label for a while now. ‘He is now officially an artiste managed under theNow Muzik management team’.

Mode 9, Muna Set To Collaborate

Mode 9 and Muna

After a celebrated spat between revered rap star Mode 9 and ex-beauty queen turned rapper Munachi Abii, better known as Muna, the two are planning a music collaboration to seal their friendship in the industry.

Dropping the hint, Ayo Shonaiya, lawyer and Muna’s manager said there are plans on the two rappers collaborating. “I would say yes as I want that to happen. I’ve spoken to both of them and they are game. You know in this industry; it doesn’t happen until it happens. And when it does, we’ll take pictures and tweet picture,” Shonaiya told Hip-Hop World magazine.

Tinubu Receives US Black Mayors’ Highest Award

Tinubu



Nigeria has what it takes to become the renaissance beacon for African development if a dedicated leadership is in a place to lift country out of the precarious situation it now finds itself.
Former Governor of Lagos State and national leader of the opposition Action Congress of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu made this assertion while receiving an award by the National Conference of Black Mayors, based in America in his office.

A Must Read: Married Lover Dies During Sex Romp


A married man, Amaechi Uche Padmore, has been arrested by the police and charged to a Lagos court on the allegation that his lover, Edith Nwokolo, died while he was having sex with her.
He is now facing a murder charge at Ebute Metta Magistrate’s court, Lagos over her death.
Sources learnt that the lovers, who are both married, engaged in sex romp at 94, Mushin Road, Mushin, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
It was gathered that while Uche was on top of Edith, she started breathing heavily, jerked and died.

Reps Oppose Sale Of NITEL, MTEL



Members of the House of Representatives on Wednesday passed for second reading a bill for the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC’s 2012 budget. The bill seeks to approve a total of N48, 836, 418.00bn.
The members of the lower chamber, however, opposed the planned sale of the Nigerian Telecommunication Limited (NITEL) and its Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) subsidiary, Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTEL) as one entity.

Basket Ball: D’Tigers Lose To Greece

D' Tigers




Nigeria’s senior men’s national team, D’Tigers last night lost their first match at the ongoing four nation tournament in Brazil.
The Ayo Bakare led side, who in their last match recorded a surprise victory over Great Britain, lost to Greece by 88-76 points, no thanks to their defensive breakdown and a couple of forced turnovers which the Greek team capitalized on.

A MUST READ: ‘Firm Abandoned Me after machine Chopped Off my fingers’ Said Ifeanyi Okorocha


When Ifeanyi Okorocha, a machine operator with Therapeutic Laboratories Nigeria Limited, set out for work on March 1, 2012, he was full of life and spirit.

But his joy was cut short in the afternoon of the fateful day when the company’s industrial machine chopped off his fingers and damaged other parts of his arm.

The accident led to his journey to the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos.
Okorocha, who said the accident occurred about 1.45pm while mixing water with powder, accused the company of abandoning him when he needed assistance most.

My Wife Demanded N1 Million From Me For Sex, Husband Tells Court


The Husband of a former Commissioner in Edo state, David Irhabor on Wednesday told Benin High Court 9, that his wife of 15 years had at a time demanded for N1 million from him before she could allow him to have sex with her.
Mr Irhabor, who was a former Senior Special Adviser to former governor Oserhiemen Osunbor, was testifying in a divorce suit instituted by his wife, Florence Igbinigie-Erhabor, a former Commissioner for Women Affairs, under former Edo State governor Lucky Igbinedion.

The respondent, Mr Irhabor said, though he never anticipated a broken marriage, but trouble started after his wife was appointed commissioner and then she suddenly resorted to keeping late nights.

He said that there was a time the wife abandoned their two children, absconded from home for three days, only to be caught inside a vehicle, romancing and kissing another man.

Man in Prison For Killing His Son

An Akure Chief Magistrates’ Court has ordered a 38-year-old man, Lomi Akinpelumi, to be remanded in prison custody for allegedly killing his son. The accused is standing trial for the alleged killing of his one-year-old son, Sileola Akinpelumi, by strangulation.

 The accused was alleged to have committed the offence on May 5, 2012 at about 10 p.m. at Orita Ojo area of the Odigbo magisterial district.

Man in court for breaking into lawyer’s apartment

The Osun State Police Command yesterday arraigned a 28-years-old man, Godwin Daniel, before a Magistrate Court in Osogbo, Osun State, for allegedly breaking into the apartment of a lawyer, Mrs. Olatunde Adejoke, and stealing N460,000 and other valuables.

 According to the police prosecutor, Faagboyinbo Abiodun, the accused committed the crime on June24, 2012, between 10 am and 1pm at Ofatedo area of Osogbo. He said the crime was punishable under Section 411 and 390 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Volume II of Laws of Osun State 2003.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges levelled against him, and his counsel, Okobie Nnabite, urged the court to grant his client bail in the most liberal term. The judge, Magistrate Olushola Aluko, granted the accused bail in the sum of N250,000 and adjourned the case till July 11.

Presidential Convoy Causes Confusion Among Road Users In Abuja; Defies Traffic Rules

VP Namadi Sambo is believed to be in the convoy
Presidential convoy caused great discomfort to road users in Abuja on Wednesday

A presidential convoy, believed to be carrying Vice-President Namadi Sambo, who was on his way from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, drove against traffic and caused serious confusion to road users along the Musa Yar'Adua Expressway on Wednesday.

Ondo 2013 Election : ACN Govs Endorse Akeredolu’s nomination

Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu

As preparations for the 2013 governorship election in Ondo State gather momentum, governors of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), have endorsed the nomination of the former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, as the candidate of the party. 

The governors who spoke at a joint interview at the City Hall, yesterday, after a book presentation entitled: “Fearless: The emergence of a Virile and Formidable opposition leader, political memoirs of Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila,” authored by Dr. Wale Okediran, Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State and his counterparts from Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, affirmed that he was the best among the entire aspirants. 

BBA Update: Prezzo breaks up with Goldie


Since their love affair began officially on Saturday, May 12, 2012, the housemates have managed to remain a ‘couple’ despite their frequent fights.

However, it seems as though Kenyan rapper, Prezzo, is now finally done with his Nigerian ‘lover’, Goldie.

He confided in his friend, Keitta, yesterday, Wednesday, June 27, 2012 about how tired he is with his relationship with the singer.

In his words, I’m not even eating the food she cooks from now on. I can make eggs. I am done. Watch this space. It’s time to bring the old Prezzo back…This chick is a weirdo and I found myself caught up in the mix.’

INEC Approves Permanent Voters Card


Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved the final specimen of the permanent voter cards to enable it begin the printing of 40 million cards. INEC’s ICT Director, Mr Chidi Nwafor, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja.

Onyeka Onwenu Has Lost Her Brother To Death


Barely five months after the death of her mother, Ochiedike Hope Onwenu, Onyeka Onwenu’s only brother has also passed on. Her elder brother, Richard Onwenu, an accountant, died on Saturday, the 9th of June 2012 after a brief illness.
Burial proceedings for the deceased has been sent out. There will be a wake keeping session on Thursday, the 9th of August at Hon. D.K Onwenu’s compound in Ndianichie Obinetiti, Arondizougu, Imo State, followed by the burial on Friday 10, 12 after a Church service at St. Andrew’s. May his soul rest in peace…amen

Updated: 50 Cent Is Ok After Car Crash

 
50 Cent has been released from hospital after he was injured in a car crash.
The rapper was admitted to A&E following his collision on the Long Island Expressway in New York on Monday night.
 
His SUV was apparently struck by a truck.
US sources claim the truck driver has confessed to losing control of his vehicle, which reportedly flipped 50 Cent’s 4x4 over in the smash.

2 Brothers to Die For Stealing N39,040

The Benue Chief Judge, Justice Iorhemen Hwande, on Wednesday in Makurdi sentenced two brothers, Ibrahim Yau and Abubakar Yau to death by hanging for armed robbery.

The two brothers were arraigned for criminal conspiracy and armed robbery.

They were said to have conspired to rob one Simon Tartyough and Isaiah Kena of valuable property.
The property, stolen at gun point, were said to have included cell phones and money to the tune of N39,040 on Makurdi-Guma Road, sometime in March, 2010.

EURO 2012: Spain Reaches Final, Defeat Portugal 4-2 on Penalties



It was a good match. Portugal did well. The match ended 0-0 even after extra time. On penalties, Fabregas scored the winning penalties. Spain will now meet winner between Italy and Germany.

Gunmen kill Rivers’ ANPP Chairman



CHAIRMAN of All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP, in Rivers State, Mr. Julius Nwaofu, has been reportedly killed by unknown gunmen.
Confirming the development, son of the deceased, Mr Chima Nwaofu, said the killers only made away with the mother’s bag and mobile phone, adding that the family has recovered the phone. He said his father was killed at  7pm on Tuesday in Omagwa area of the state.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

First Lady Patience Jonathan Wins ‘Tourism Ambassador For Africa’ Award



The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan , has been bestowed with a Tourism Ambassador for Africa award from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation.

The 1st Lady picked up the award at the 53rd meenting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa which held yesterday June 26, 2012 in Calabar.

Dame Patience was given the award in “recognition of her monumental commitment and support for women in tourism.”

COSON, With Multichoice Nigeria, Signs Licensing Deal


(L-R) Chinedu Chukwuji, Azeezat Allen, Adewale Ayuba, Tony Okoroji, Matthew

The copyright society of Nigeria(COSON) has signed a royalty agreement(worth Millions of naira)  with Multichoice Nigeria. Multichoice Nigeria are the operators of DSTV.

The signing which took pace at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos earlllier on in the week grants Multichoice the license to broadcast music of creators represented by COSON on its various platforms.

Present at the signing ceremony was Matthew Ojo, representative of the director General, Nigerian Copyright Commission; Ijeoma Theo, representative of the Director General, National Broadcasting Commission; Members of the COSON Board, Adewale Ayuba, Azeezat Allen and Joel Ajayi.

Police Confirming Killing of 17 Suspected Terrorists in Kano



The Police in Kano have confirmed the killing in different gun battles yesterday, of 17 people suspected to be members of Boko Haram.

Mr. Ibrahim K. Idris, the Commissioner of Police, said that three of the militants were arrested, but also that a police corporal, Saidu Umar, was killed.  
Mr. Idris was addressing reporters at the Police Headquarters.  He said the gun duels took place at different locations where the militant elements members had planned Goron Dutse Prison Yard,coordinated attacks, including Dala Police Division, Jakara Police Barracks,  52 Squadron Challawa and Junior Secondary School Sabuwar Doka in Ungogo Local Government Area.

Kaduna Governor, Patrick Yakowa, Disowns Offensive Video Clip in Circulation


Gov. Patrick Yakowa


Kaduna State Governor, Patrick Yakowa, has refuted a video which shows an evacuation of corpses from the streets as being from Kaduna.

The video contains grainy images of heaps of dead bodies being handled by security forces.  In a statement, Reuben Buhari, spokesman to the governor, said it was obvious that the objective of those spreading it was to tarnish the image of the state, truncate the peace building process in place and pit the adherents of its two major religions against each other.

12 Nigerian Prostitutes Rescued in Ireland



The Garda Síochána na hÉireann (commonly referred to as Gardai), the national police service of Ireland, has rescued 12 trafficking victims and identified the organisers of the biggest prostitution and human-trafficking ring operating in Ireland.

According to an investigation into human trafficking carried out, the Gardai uncovered a prostitution racket run jointly by Irish and Nigerian criminals for the past three-and-a-half years.

Gardai raided the house after they got information that some Nigerian women were living there without the knowledge of the relevant authorities.

One woman claimed she had earned €44, 300 (N9 million) working as a prostitute and had given half of that directly to her controller, while the rest went on rent and bills and a large chunk of the profits had been wired back to Nigeria through Western Union.

The man, Mr Gitto, Who Gave Jonathan A Church As Gift Is Dead; Due To Depression

The Anglican church Mr. Gitto donated to President Jonathan
Mr. Gitto, whose company donated the controversial "Church gift" to Otueke, President Jonathan's hometown, has died.


Domenico Gitto, the owner of Gitto Construzioni Generali Nigeria Limited, the company which donated the controversial Church to Otueke, President Jonathan’s home town in Bayelsa, is dead.

Mr. Gitto, a reliable source learnt, died in Nigeria today in yet unclear circumstances.

Sources close to the Italian businessman however say he has been troubled for sometime owing to the huge debt piled up by his company in Nigerian banks. 

Jim Iyke Is Happy; Fraud Case In Court Thrown Out

Jim Iyke
Nollywood top gun, Jim Iyke can now breathe easy knowing he doesn’t have to be back in court again. Case of fraud which has been hanging over him for some time now has been thrown out of court for lack of evidence.
The $100,000 scam case involving him has been thrown out by the court clearing Jim Iyke of any liability. The case which was instituted by one Habiba Abubakar was quashed for lack of evidence.
Commenting about the dismissal, Jim said: 

Engr. Yakubu Takes Over As New NNPC GMD


Engr. Andrew Yakubu
President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday removed Engr. Austen Oniwon as the group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and ordered the re-composition of the corporation’s executive management team.

The president has also appointed Engr. Andrew Yakubu as the new GMD of NNPC, even as he approved the appointment of Engr. Victor Briggs as the new managing director of the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC).

Obasanjo Says Fighting Corruption is Not A One-Night Affair

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday said that fighting corruption in Nigeria is not a one night affair.
In an interview with a UK newspaper, theguardian, Mr Obasanjo told the reporter interviewing him that instead of saying Nigerian leaders lack accountability, he should say they are corrupt.

“You are being euphemistic when you say lack of accountability. Call it corruption,” he said.

“There is no part of the world where corruption is absolutely eliminated.

Big Brother Update: Goldie Continues Her Deceptive Game


It is beginning to seem as though Nigeria’s Goldie is determined to convince viewers and fellow house mates of her acting prowess, especially with her new role as queen of deceit.

She yet again exhibited her acting prowess on Sunday, June 24, 2012 during the eviction of show that saw South Africa’s model, Barbz out of the game.

As soon as Barbz was announced evicted, the Nigerian singer burst into tears and begged for forgiveness from Barbz, claiming to have been out of her mind when she saved Prezzo instead of her

Modenine releases ‘Occupy The Throne’ mixtape


After starving his Hip-hop fans for quite a while, the rap spartan Modenine has finally released his ‘Occupy The Throne‘ Mixtape.
On this 18 track mixtape, Modey calls on familiar collaborators Terry Tha Rapman, Pherowshuz and others like M-Trill, D’truce and gives us a surprise performance from the talented upcoming rapper Boogey.
Modenine employs the production skills of The Sugarking, Kraft, T.O.D and Alfred Greem to deliver a brilliant mix of Jay Z and Kanye West‘s ‘Watch The Throne‘ songs and original compositions with a few other covers.
Listen to ‘No church in the wild’ ft Pherowshuz and Terry Tha Rapman:

Jimmy Henchman Finally Confesses To Planning "1994 Tupac Murder".

Late Tupac
One of the greatest mysteries in hip-hop has finally gotten some closure. The person who planned the 1994 hit on Tupac Shakur at Quad Studios has finally come forward.

After being convicted of running an interstate drug operation, Jimmy Henchman confessed to authorities that he was the mastermind behind the shooting and robbery of Tupac Shakur that began the East Coast vs. West Coast war.

52 Political Parties Drag INEC to Court Over De-registration

INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega

Fifty-two political parties in the country have dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, before a Federal High Court in Abuja.

The parties and Inter-Party Advisory Council, IPAC, a name in which all the plaintiffs were jointly registered, are asking the court to determine, among other things:

SHOCKING: A Man Kidnaps His Brother and Demanded N4Million Ransom


The suspect, who is a 27-year old man named, Okafor Chukwujekwu has been arrested by the police in Lagos state, Southwest Nigeria, for allegedly kidnapping his blood brother, Cosmos Chukwujekwu and demanding ransom for his release.


The victim, who is his elder brother, was kidnapped at Festac Town, Lagos and taken to an unknown place where he was made to pay N4 million ransom before he was released.

HipHop: 50 Cent ‘hospitalized' After Car Accident

Rapper 50 Cent has been hospitalized after suffering neck and back injuries in an automobile accident today, June 26, 2012.

According to the US rapper’s fan site ThisIs50.com, a red truck crashed into the back of 50 Cent’s vehicle on the Long Island Expressway in New York City.
50’s car is said to have almost tumbled.

Herbalist Sentenced 7 Years In Prison For Defrauding Ex-NDDC Boss


A 34-year- old herbalist, Matthew Sonoma a.k.a “Dr Perebokowe Ogah” has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment with hard labour, by a Federal High Court in Abuja sequel to his alleged complicity in Advance Fee Fraud otherwise known as 419.


The herbalist was specifically accused of duping a former chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Ambassador Sam Edem, to the tune of N715 milion.

Trial Justice Gabriel Kolawole convicted the Warri-based herbalist on the strength of a 15-count criminal charge preferred against him by the Inspector General of Police.

Miss Nigeria 2012 holds in December


Miss Nigeria 2011 – Feyijimi Sodipo
After three years of running the Miss Nigeria pageant, former beauty queen Nike Oshinowo has stepped down from the position as creative director.

The franchise owners of the Pageant, Daily Times Nigeria and African Times Network (ATN) announced her departure in a statement, saying From 2009 to 2011, Chief Mrs Adenike Oshinowo-Soleye held the position as the Creative Director of the Miss Nigeria Pageant to inject elegance and pageantry to the brand.  During her time in office she maintained an exemplary reputation for Miss Nigeria and remains an active affiliate of the pageant. 

Jonathan Sacks NNPC boss, Austen Oniwon, Names Andrew Yakubu as replacement



Austen Oniwon, Former Group Managing Director of NNPC
President Goodluck Jonathan has fired the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Austen Oniwon, and other top officials of the corporation.
Mr. Oniwon was sacked along other top management of the corporation in a sweeping move by Mr. Jonathan.

The NNPC management has been involved in several scandals including the petroleum subsidy payment scandal.

Part of the recommendations of the Farouk Lawan committee report by the House of Representatives is the removal of Mr. Oniwon and the NNPC management.
Andrew Yakubu, an engineer, has been appointed Mr. Oniwon's replacement.
See full press release from the presidency on the new appointments below:

Breaking News: Gunfight Erupts Near Dala Police Station In Kano



Residents of Goron Dutse and Dala in Kano state said fierce gun battles has erupted near the police station between security agents and suspected militants in the area.

Witnesses said the intense gunfight is ongoing in the area. Some reports indicated that the gunfight has spread to Sherada quarters in Kano. Police sources stated that militants were being chased on a highway linking Dala and Sharada area.
Read full reports below:

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

NUC Suspends Part-time Programmes in Universities

Prof. Julius Okojie
The National Universities Commission on Monday announced the suspension of all Part-Time Programmes run by universities in the country.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the Executive Secretary of the commission, Prof. Julius Okojie, also announced the results of accreditation of courses run by the National Open University of Nigeria.

Okojie said the suspension of the part- time programmes was to enable the regulatory body “streamline’’ them.

TRAGEDY: 7 People Killed By Electrocution; Pregnant Woman Included



Tragedy struck at the Apata market in Ibadan yesterday when seven persons, including a pregnant woman and a nursing mother, were instantly killed when a live high tension power cable of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) suddenly cut off and fell on traders at the ever busy market.

The incident, which occurred at about 7am, affected mostly vegetables vendors as they were busy transacting their business at the popular Agbekoja section of the market.
Eyewitness identified the pregnant woman as Tawa and that her mother who was also standing by was a victim of the dawn electrocution.

Hollywood: Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie To Marry In The UK

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
 The Hollywood couple ( Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie) who got engaged in April after being together for seven years are reportedly looking to have a low key wedding ceremony in Windsor, UK.
A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "They've always planned to have the official part secretly with just their kids and family. They're looking at Windsor register office, where Charles and Camilla and Elton John and David Furnish tied the knot. "
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