Friday, October 26, 2012
For sometime, there have been rumours that Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson’s skin tone was becoming lighter. Most people thought that she was bleaching.
But Yvonne, who is rumoured to be dating Inyanya, has now released an official statement to refute such speculations.
Here’s her full press statement:
My attention has been drawn to recent media reports that I am bleaching my skin and the continuous nature of this wicked, unfounded and absolutely unnecessary misinformation have compelled me to once again respond.
These stories are absolutely not true and do not in any way put food on anybody’s table, does not add value to any body’s life and can only be described as mischief.
A lecturer in the Department of Mathematics, Bayero University, Kano(BUK) Dr. Waziri Muhammad from Gashua in Yobe State has received the best PhD graduating student award in his research on Diagonal Quasi-Newton’s Method for Large-Scale systems of Non-linear equations.
The award was given at the 36th University Putra Malaysia’s convocation ceremony on October 12, 2012, in Malaysia.
The convocation was attended by eminent scientists and graduate students from UK, US, Italy, Spain, Russia, Holland, India, Iran, Nigeria, and other countries.
Waziri said the primary objective of his research was to reduce computational cost and matrix storage requirement and eliminate the need to solve Newtonian method for solving systems of nonlinear equations in large-scale problems.
The Federal Ministry of Works, on Thursday, disclosed that the Third Mainland Bridge will be fully opened to traffic from November 6, as scheduled by the contractor, Borini Prono.
The Director, South-west, Federal Ministry of Works, Ejike Mgbemena, disclosed that according to the work plan made available by the contractor, the bridge would have been opened for use last week because work was ahead of schedule but due to the contractor’s inability to apply some finishing touches, the opening was postponed.
Peter and Paul Okoye, popularly known as Psquare have come out publicly to denied the rumours going around that they used their late mother for money and fame.
How do you feel about your mum’ s death?
We feel so bad to know that our mum is no more. But who are we to question the Almighty God. Traditionally, we are supposed to bury her and not the other way round. It is just that it happened so soon.. Indeed, her death was a big blow to us.
It was rumoured that you people knew what happened to her?
Then, it is too bad to hear that people are accusing us of being responsible for our mum’s death. We are not blaming anybody. People are free to say what they want to say. We begin to wonder whether there is anything that will ever make us to go for the life of our beloved mother.
The world's biggest bra is being auctioned for a breast cancer charity. Although, technically, the record-setting bra isn't even the largest cup available.
How is that possible? Well, the bra, modeled on a 34B T-shirt bra, is actually a "mega 1,360B" that is nearly as big as two tennis courts and weighs as much as 1,800 traditional bras.
"Our aim in auctioning the bra is to build awareness and involvement in Wear It Pink Day as well as raise money for Breast Cancer Campaign in the process," said the director of Chillisauce.co.uk, Adrian Simpson, whose group is auctioning off the bra.
The bra is being auctioned on eBay with a starting bid of £500 (U.S. $800.30). The auction continues through October 28, 2012.
|Pravartika Gupta (left) died and her 13-month-old daughter Idika suffered extensive burns after her |
husband and father-in-law set them on fire as they slept at their Delhi home
Governor Danbaba Suntai of Taraba State, involved in a plane crash in Yola on Thursday, has been evacuated from the Yola Specialist Hospital, where he was receiving treatment, to enroute Germany.
The Ambulance conveying him and other medical personnels attending to him departed the hospital for the Yola international airport, at about 12.15pm, under heavy security.
A medical source, however, is being quoted as having said that he was in a stable condition. He said the Governor sustained fracture on his right hand and some facial bruises.
Meanwhile, President Goodluck Jonathan Friday afternoon visited Governor Suntai at the National Hospital, Abuja before his departure to Germany.
More details later...
A misleading tweet by an official of the Nigerian Presidency helped fueled nationwide speculation Thursday that Governor Danbaba Suntai of Taraba died in a plane crash.
Anxiety had mounted over the fate of the occupants of the ill-fated plane after the story broke that six passengers and crew, including Mr. Suntai, were aboard the small jetliner which crashed Thursday evening close to the NNPC depot in Yola.
But rather than help defuse the tension over the crash, which came less than five months after a Lagos-bound Dana-operated aircraft from Abuja crashed into a two-storey building in Lagos, killing all 153 passengers, and 10 others on the ground, the presidency added to the confusion, pronouncing the governor dead without getting confirmation from officials on ground in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.
“May the soul of the late departed Governor, Danbaba Suntai, of Taraba State rest in peace and may God grant the state peace this trying time,” the Special Assistant to the President on New Media, Reno Omokri, said via his twitter handle, @renoomokri.
Following the clamour of the family of Lucy Ukpong, a sales girl that was shot dead by policemen from the FCT Police Command, for compensation or judicial process, the police have pleaded for an amicable settlement of the matter.
Reports say the parents of the deceased and other relations had met with some police officers over the killing of the girl, but the meeting was not conclusive on how the matter should be resolved.
According to reports, the family was considering letting the court settle the matter or better still get compensation from the police. This revelation came just as the family had concluded plans to take Lucy’s remains from Garki Hospital today for burial in Akwa Ibom State on Saturday.
20-year-old Lucy who worked as a sales girl at a photography shop in Apo, Abuja was hit in the chest by bullets allegedly fired by policemen from
The 20-year-old daughter of a top Zambian politician was found guilty of making obscene materials and fined $2,000 on Thursday, after she featured in a steamy 16-minute s.e.x tape.
Iris Kaingu -- daughter of MP, former minister and deputy head of the opposition Michael Kaingu -- was found guilty of producing pornographic material likely to corrupt morals.
"I therefore impose a fine of 10 million kwacha on the convict," magistrate Prince Mwiinga said handing down the sentence.
Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has acquired a brand new Bombardier Global 5000 (N565RS) for his exclusive use, SaharaReporters has learnt.
Mr. Amaechi’s lavish new “toy” comes at a time hundreds of thousands of residents in his state are displaced by the worst flooding crisis in the state’s history.
The newly purchased jet left Montreal-Trudeau Airport in Montreal, Quebec to Dakar Yoff International Airport. And then it was delivered to the state government on October 7th 2012.
The jet was primarily purchased from Bombardier in Canada for $45.7 million through the Bank of Utah Trustee account. “This is an ungodly act,” said a Port Harcourt-based human rights campaigner.
Kofya Brown, 25, became the first casualty of the reality TV hit series, Gulder Ultimate Search 9, as she was evicted from the Usaka Hills and forest location of the contest.
Kofya, a Computer Science undergraduate, failed the first test of Christopher Okagbue, one of the three Gulder Ultimate Search 9 Gatekeepers, thus prematurely bringing to an end, her quest in search of the Gatekeeper’s fortune.
Kofya who has a 7 year old daughter, Jessica, explained that one of the reasons she entered the Gulder Ultimate Search 9, was to use her prize money to take care of her daughter whom she described as her ‘best friend’.
During her interview, a tearful Kofya had some words of reassurance for her 7 year old daughter: “…And to Jessica, don’t mind my tears, mummy loves you. Just know that even if I’m out here, I’ll still continue to do my best to give you what you deserve in life, okay?”
For her troubles, Kofya will be taking home a whopping N1 million although she is the first evictee.
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AN Indian woman claims to be the world’s oldest dwarf – at 113 years old.
Zeenat Bi, a resident of Bhopal, India, has Government pension records stating she is 101 – but the feisty pensioner claims she is twelve years older.
The current record holder, according to Guinness World Records, is American dwarf Lowell Deforest Mason, who was 74 years old as of February this year.
Former Abia State governor, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu has been telling all who care to listen that it is time a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction emerged.
Again, Kalu has passionately reiterated that for the country to make meaningful progress, an Igbo man should be elected as president at the 2015 polls. He stated this even as he dispelled insinuation that he scuttled Dr. Alex Ekwueme’s presidential ambition in 1999.
Kalu, who is the founder of Njiko Igbo, a socio-political group committed to the advancement of Igbo interests in the country, stated this yesterday while speaking as guest on “Platform”, a Radio Nigeria political programme. He said the need for a president of Igbo extraction had become imperative because apart from the South-East, all other zones of the country had opportunity of producing a president.
In a bid to convince people of the necessity of the Okada ban on some Lagos roads, the Lagos State Government has said no fewer than 619 people were either killed or seriously injured in commercial motorcycle accidents across the state in the last two years.
Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Media, Mr. Hakeem Bello, said in a statement that records from the Planning and Research Department of LASTMA showed that out of the number, 107 people died while 512 sustained serious injuries as a result of the accidents.
“Details of the accidents between January 2011 and October 2012 further revealed that a total of 442 commercial motorcycles, popularly called okada, were involved in accidents across the state during the period out of which 271 occurred in 2011 while 171 occurred in 2012.
Director-General, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Dr. Chris Onyemenan has promised Nigerians that the Federal Government (FG) will bear the cost of providing the first 50 million national identity cards.
Dr Chris Onyemenan said this while speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting in Lagos. He added that the cards would be issued free to Nigerians to guarantee the success of the project.
“The first 50 million cards would be free as the Federal Government will pay for them. Most of the projects undertaken for the successful management of the national identity scheme are at the implementation stage. We will issue the national identity number (NIN) that would not only be 11 digits but would be randomly generated to safeguard the identities of Nigerians,” he said.
“The government has released N12billion out of N30billion budgeted for NIMC,” he added.
First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan being supported by her children, her husband, President Goodluck Jonathan, his mum, Mama Eunice Jonathan (2L), to cut her cake during a family get-together to mark the First Lady's 55 birthday at the State House, Abuja
The wife of the Nigerian President, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, has given thanks and praises to God for sparing her life to witness and mark her birthday.
The First Lady, who turned 55 Thursday and celebrated it in a low key manner inside the presidential Villa, Abuja, said that whatever might have happened to her was God's design for her life.
She, however, appreciated God for the gift of life, thanked her immediate family and Nigerians for praying for her.
President Goodluck Jonathan, after presenting a gift to his wife, described her as a shining star in his life and thanked God for granting her good health.
The event was marked with thanksgiving prayers and presentation of gifts by family, well-wishers and friends.