Monday, October 22, 2012
Disgraced Lance Armstrong’s fate was sealed on Monday, as cycling’s under-fire world governing body decided to back a life ban for doping and strip him of his record seven Tour de France titles.
The International Cycling Union (UCI) said it supported a decision by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) to erase the Texan’s career and his place in the sport’s history.
“We will not appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and we will recognise the sanction that USADA has imposed,” UCI president Pat McQuaid told a news conference in Geneva.
The State Security Service has summoned a serving Senator, Ahmed Zanna, over his alleged involvement with the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram.
The summons is in connection with the arrest last week of a suspected member of the group, Shuaibu Bama, in a house believed to be the senator’s.
The Joint Task Force had arrested Bama in the building along Damboa Road in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, last Friday after soldiers stormed the House.
In what families of the June 3 Dana Airline plane crash victims may find offensive, the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) at the weekend named the airline as the best domestic carrier for 2011.
According to FAAN’s Regional General Manager, Mr. Chris Bature, while the airline was chosen for its good customer relations and prompt payment of dues, Lufthansa Airlines was also selected as the best international carrier for the same period.
The police yesterday successfully detonated a bomb and many improvised explosive devices planted at Gombe State University (GSU).
A witness who spoke to newsmen said the bomb was concealed in a polythene bag and was planted between a faculty block and the administrative building of the university. The explosive devices were found hidden in various locations.
Gunmen last night bombed a patrol van of the Joint Task Force (JTF) at Yindiski Ward, along Gashua road in Potiskum Local Government Area of Yobe State.
Daily Trust gathered that two vehicles were coming out from Potiskum Prison area of Yindiski when the last vehicle was targeted and bombed
Sunday, October 21, 2012
|Sheila Mary Solarin|
Sheila, wife of renown education icon in Nigeria, late Tai Solarin has passed on at the age of 88 years.
Sheila, a British woman who was the Proprietress of Mayflower college, Ikenne in Ogun State died, yesterday at 4 :30 pm at Babcock University Teaching Hospital, Ilishan Remo, Ogun State few months after she was rushed to the hospital.
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State on Saturday punched a protocol officer who refused to allow him sit on a chair reserved for the Anambra State Governor, Mr. Peter Obi, at the 80th birthday celebration of former vice president, Chief Alex Ekwueme, in Enugu.
The incident occurred 20 minutes before most of the invited guests arrived.
The Couch was reserved for the host Governor, Mr. Sullivan Chime and Peter Obi. The Deputy Governor, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi, represented Chime who is still out of the country.
Former Bolton Wanderers midfielder, Fabrice Muamba is getting married to fiancée Shauna Magunda today.
The retired footballer whose life is a testimony after his heart stopped for nearly 80 minutes during a match against Tottenham Hotspur in March where he suffered a cardiac arrest grew up in Walthamstow and went to school in Markhouse Road.
According to Daily Mail, a Uk Based online News Source. A church run by a controversial multi-millionaire African preacher has been accused of ‘cynical exploitation’ after its British branch received £16.7 million in donations from followers who were told that God would give them riches in return.
Barely a fortnight after rapists were said to have raided the Benue State flood camps, armed robbers have reportedly stormed various camps of flood victims in Delta State and robbed and raped some of them.
The camps affected were those at Oleh and Cavegina in Warri Metropolis. Consequently, Delta State government has beefed up security around the various camps to forestall further occurrence. Meanwhile, relief came to the victims at the weekend when Christians and various charitable organizations donated foodstuffs and cash to cushion the hardship they’re facing.
A man of God, Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin, who is also the General Overseer, Christ Mercyland Ministry, while addressing thousands of flood victims at Ogbe-Ijoh, told them not to be discouraged,
Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has Sunday, declared Dr Olusegun Mimiko, the Labour Party as the winner of the Ondo State governorship election held yesterday.
INEC declared Mimiko winner 260,199 votes, ACN , 143,512 votes and PDP, 155,961 votes.
The Returning officer Prof Adebiyi Daramola declared Mimiko winner at 1.25pm at INEC’s Collation Centre in Akure.
She was last seen on Thursday 18th 2012 by some of her colleagues and she told them she was going to ajah.
She left school for ajah in the evening and after that day nobody has seen her.
Her phone has been switched off since then, if she is seen anywhere, Pls report to the nearest police station or call her dad on 08023148799. Thanks.
Levante speedy striker Obafemi Martins has been named alongside Russia-based compatriots Victor Obinna and Ahmed Musa in Bleacher Report’s World Football’s 50 Fastest Players.
The list was drawn from a combination of sprinting ability, acceleration and speed with the ball by the players.
Martins was listed in 35th position, one place ahead of Lokomotiv Moscow forward, Obinna while CSKA Moscow speedster, Musa placed 38th.
Arsenal winger Theo Walcott was first with Dutchman Arjen Robben and Aaron Lennon coming 8th and 9th respectively.
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo emerged in 14th place while Barcelona’s Lionel Messi placed 31st.
Ivoirian Seydou Doumbia (11th) of CSKA Moscow is the first African on the list while Burundian Mohammed Tchite (16), Ghanaian Dominic Oduro (18), Malian Jimmy Kebe (19) and Waris Majeed Abdul complete the African list.
Since its emergence in the Nigerian entertainment scene, the Headies awards have been known for rewarding hard work and beaming spotlight on those that deserve it. Seven years on, the awards grows stronger and bigger.
In a year that witnessed a star-studded nominees list, the winners obviously deserve everything they get. The winners are a true reflection of the votes of their esteemed fans.
This year’s awards will go down in memory as one of the best Headies ever. Omawumi and MI were fantastic; the Basket Mouths and the Ali Babas should be wary of these budding comedy talents…
Check out the full list of winners below.
Full List of Winners at the 2012 Headies
Best RnB Singer – May D – Soundtrack
Best Pop Single – Iyanya – Kukere
Best Rap Single – Angeli -Vector ft 9ice
Best RnB/Pop Album – P Square
Best Street Hop – Chuddy K
After months of intense politicking and anxiety, the Ondo State governorship election ended yesterday with Governor Segun Mimiko of the Labour Party emerging victorious.
The announcement of the results by the Independent National Electoral Commission began at 2:55am today and ended at 4:30am when the process was discontinued. One of the INEC officials told the gathering of electoral officials, party agents and security agents that more declaration of the results would resume at 10am.
As of the time the announcement was stopped, the results from 15 Local Government Areas had been announced. The results clearly showed that Mimiko’s victory at the poll was all but assured.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Barely two weeks after four undergraduates of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) were murdered at Omuokiri-Aluu, three persons including another student of the institution have been shot dead at Choba, one of the university’s host communities.
Also killed in the Thursday night incident were the student’s girlfriend and a young man who had just completed his national service in Port Harcourt.
Agents of some political parties are allegedly bribing voters with money, textile fabrics, kerosene, buckets and other gifts.
Witnesses at different polling units alleged on Twitter that the party agents are trying to use the gifts to entice voters to support their candidates.
Writing under the Twitter handle, @solar_unique, a witness said in a report to the Independent National Electoral Commission that a Labour Party agent “called Mandela is currently distributing N100 notes at Ward 3, All Saints Grammar School, Ondo West Local Government Area.”
Nigerian Military Authorities has announced the arrest of a A high-profile member of the Boko Haram sect in the home of a senator in Maiduguri, Borno state.
“A high-profile Boko Haram commander, one Shuaibu Mohammed Bama, who has been on the list of wanted terrorists … was arrested by task force troops in a serving senator’s house …,” the statement said of the arrest on Thursday.
Tonto’s new songs has brought up alot of criticisms, most prominent from Charles Novia.
On Thursday she reacted to criticisms which started trailing her new singles since it was released Wednesday.
Below were her reactions on twitter:
Below were her reactions on twitter:
· Tontolet: I Wanted to do Muzik dat Millionz Wld Lizten to and I achieved that**Bigger things ahead for all of Us**TNX**#HI ITZOVA***#POKO#
· Tnxx Hunz 4d DOWNLOADZ* WE MADE HISTORY 2GEDA but ma name alone was WRITTEN*17th was a HUGE success for me with your help dat Iz**#HI ITZOVA*#POKO#
· @Tontolet: Hope ya’ll had Fun Yesterday I DID too**I Love my People MuchO But Here’z BREAKIN NEWZ::I’M NOT BACKING DOWN AND I’LL GET BETTER*HI ITZOVA*#POKO#
· @Tontolet: Like I said yesterday Keep Listening you will love IT eventually***Hehehehe Itz POKO Baby**#POKO#
Nollywood actress, Oge Okoye has been honoured with a doctorate degree by Wisconsin International University, USA. The beautiful actress was awarded today, Friday, October 19, 2012 at an event held at The Auditorium, NECA House, Central Business District, Ikeja, Lagos.
She disclosed that her role in the film ‘Fulani’, gave her the honour that was bestowed on her yesterday. An elated Oge Okoye revealed that she is very happy to be honoured by the American university.
When asked how she would prefer to be addressed; either Oge Okoye or Dr Oge Okoye, the actress said she would prefer both.
On October 15th and 16th 2012, Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji, and the MAVIN family comprising, Don Jazzy, Dr. Sid, and Tiwa Savage provided succour to victims of the recent flood disaster in Delta state as they paid a visit to the displaced persons’ camp at Asaba where relief supplies and other essentials were presented.
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1) Kalu Uche and Stephanie Oforka
The 29 year old former Espanyol and Malaga player (now at Turkish side Kasimpasaspor) married the Stephanie a former Miss Nigeria winner in June 2011 and they welcomed their first child in October last year! how manage?
It means she must have been pregnant before the wedding. well that’s left to you to decide. Check out their amazing looks! :D
2) Joseph Yobo and Adaeze Adigwe
Yet another Nigerian football star who is married to a former Beauty queen! Anyway its all about good looks these days.
|Married: Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel|
Famous mates like comedian Andy Samberg, Justin’s N*SYNC bandmates Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick and JC Chasez saw the couple get married at 7.30pm last night, after JT flew the entire wedding party at first to Germany, then to southern Italy, in a sneaky move to avoid people knowing about the ceremony.
I don’t need to hide my identity anymore, as my church members and others are already aware of this development. I am based in the United Kingdom and a member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God here in the UK. I am a 24-year-old Nigerian girl. I have lived in the UK for over five years, running into my 6th year already.
However, as it is generally held, “life is not always smooth and straight” I understand that life, most of the time is full of ‘zig and zag’ just like it’s characterized with ups and downs. My story is not different after all. I have had my good times too, and I consider this time as my most trying moment.
GistNaija decided to make a countdown of the Nollywood stars who flopped in music. We are counting down from Number 10 to Number 1, Enjoy below...
10) OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE:
She is one of the best and celebrated Nollywood diva. She is highly successful as an actress, but several attempts by the beautiful wife of pilot Mathew Ekeinde at music has been nothing to write home about, despite being an established celebrity.
She was one of the thespians that tried their luck in music in 2005 after they were banned by the then Ejike Asiegbu led AGN regime. In that year, she released a single entitled Gba, and was followed by a video and album. But despite the massive hype, the album was indeed a failure.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Teased by her family and friends about her flat "pancake" booty, Apryl Michelle Brown had always been insecure about her backside.
Once she got enough money, she told herself, she'd buy herself a better one. "I didn't know if I wanted to look like Janet Jackson or J. Lo," the Los Angeles cosmetologist, 46, says in an exclusive interview featured in the November issue of ESSENCE Magazine. "I just wanted a new, bigger booty."
Tragically, her quest for curves cost her all her limbs and almost her life.
In 2004, Brown says she paid a "pumper," an unlicensed person, to inject industrial-grade silicone into her buttocks.
|His Excellency Terence McCulley|
Contrary to speculations that veteran actor, Enebeli Elebuwa’s health may have worsened due to the silence from his end, the actor has said that he is well.
“I’m getting better,” he said.
Enebeli spoke from his hospital bed in India where he is currently receiving treatment for his ailment. The actor’s career has been on hold since he went down with stroke last year. He was at a point taken to his home town, Utagba Uno in Delta State.
Fenerbahce central defender Joseph Yobo is furious with reports in the local media that he has a night club.
And in response to those allegations, the Nigeria skipper was quoted as saying by htspor.com: “In Nigeria, some newspapers wrote that I am operating a night club. Years ago, my brother had such a club, but it is now closed. I’m a football player. I’m not a bartender or the publican who runs a nightclub.”
The Senate on Thursday,urged President Goodluck Jonathan to as a matter of urgency sack the Director-General, Security and Exchange Commission, SEC, Ms. Aruma Oteh.
According to the Senate, it will henceforth not have anything to do with the Commission if she(Ms. Aruma Oteh) remains as the head of SEC, just as it vowed that it threatened not to screen members of board of the Commission.
In a statement by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Capital Market, Senator Ayoade Ademola Adeseun, ACN, Oyo Central, the move by the Upper Chambers became imperative against the backdrop of the presidency reinstating the Director-General, describing it as a flagrant disregard of the resolution of the House of Representatives, after the House had earlier asked the President to sack her.
Nobel laureate, Professor Wale Soyinka has described the brutal murder of four students of the University of Port Harcourt as the height of man inhumanity to man.
Soyinka who spoke, Thursday, in Port Harcourt at the public presentation of Port Harcourt as UNESCO World Book capital for 2014 said it was so painful watching the video clips of how the students were butchered to death.
Another worrisome thing according to him, was that the killing took place before silent spectators and passive participants in the community.
A 25-year-old unemployed man on Thursday appeared before Ojo Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, charged with the theft of a King James Version of the Bible valued at N1,000.
The accused, Ade Akindele, initially entered a “guilty” plea when the charge was read to him, but later changed to “not guilty.”
The prosecutor, ASP Friday Eze, said that the accused had no fixed residence but was staying at the mechanic garage on Aka Road, off Salami Street, Afromedia, Lagos.