Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sexy Actress, Rukky Sanda, Acquires Brand New Range Rover Evoque

Actually we are a bit confused if she is living lavishly from money she's making as an actress or she's just doing some dodgy business by the side, either way RUKKY SANDA is living the life!, she just acquired a brand new range rover evoque because she was bored of her old car, JUST LIKE THAT!

She now joins, Omotola, Genevieve, Tonto Dikeh, Susan Peters, Chika Ike on the clique of nollywood actresses with Range Rover SUV.


Congrats Rukky!!

Nigerian-Born Hollywood Actress Eefy Ike Scolds Her Followers


International actress and model Eefy Ify Ike, who recently relocated home from abroad to contribute her quota to the rapid growth of entertainment industry, has charged that her life is not on Facebook - so those who wish for her to respond or reply to their messages should think twice.
The Nigerian-born Hollywood star is clearly unhappy with the manner some people lampoon her on the social networking sites and make her react in a negative way. The once friendly relationship the actress enjoyed with her fans has now turned sour when some aggrieved followers started posting abusive messages on her walls accusing her of feeling too big to reply their messages.
This is what she Eefy Ify Ike has to say:
“For those that are angry because I’m not able to read and respond to all the overwhelming inbox messages I receive: I’m not idle, you know! I work! I have a demanding life and

Nollywood Actress, Stella Damasus, Finds Love Again; Set To Get Married!


Latest gist say that Stella Damascus has found new love now since after the death of her later husband.
“If it looks like it then it is. It does abi? then it is! For me to boldly wear this, I know what it would cause, so I am saying let them talk. 
“Yes I am wearing an engagement ring, whether it is for fashion or for real nobody knows. It is left for you to decide whether it is for real or I am wearing it for fashion or I am simply looking for trouble,” she told a reporter.
It would be recalled that Stella once married Jaiye Aboderin, a promising man who died mysteriously. She dated other men before settling down with Nzeribe, unfortunately the marriage didn’t last six months before it got dissolved.

Wish them a fruitful relationship ahead.

21-Year-Old Miss Gbemisola Shotade Is Miss UN Tourism 2012

Miss Gbemisola Shotade, 21 was on Sunday December 9 2012 crowned Miss UN Tourism 2012 in Jamaica.

Gbemisola won the keenly contested pageant which had beauty queens from around the world participating.

The pageant was held for two weeks in Usain Bolt's country and she had her crew member with her including her Chapron, Faith Irabor.

Inaddition to winning the coveted crown, she also won Miss Congeniality and her costume was adjudged the best in the traditional category.

For winning, she has earned herself $10,000, a modelling contract with Oil Sheen, a top beauty brands in Jamaica and U.S plus an opportunity to travel around the Caribbean Island.

Before she left for Jamaica, Gbemisola visited wife of Ogun
State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Funsho. Gbemisola hails from Ogun State and is a student of University of Lagos.

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Every Yorubaman must be proud of Obasanjo —Gov. Rauf Aregbesola

Osun State governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, has praised the virtues of former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, describing him as a man whom every Yoruba man must be proud of.
Governor Aregbesola, who gave the commendation in Osogbo, on Monday, when he led a delegation of Owu Foundation to the governor’s office, said the state government held the former president in high esteem, a reason he was accorded the honour he rightly deserved by being asked to unveil the statue of late Bola Ige erected at the entrance to the governor’s office.

Dangote Awarded Man of The Year, Wizkid Bags Musician of The Year Award at The Mode Men Magazine.


Frank Edoho and Stella Damascus were hosts for the recently held Mode Men of the year awards which is in its 5th edition and organized by Mode Men magazine in conjuction with Jonnie Walker.
Venue of the event, Oriental, an upscale hotel in Lekki, Lagos, drew an array of celebrities which included Uru Eke, Alex Ekubo, Efe Tommy, Elohor Aisien, Ugonna Omeruo, Seyi Shay, Lami Phillips, Rekana Sharon Ojong, Ifeanyi Dike Jnr, Beverly Naya, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, 2Face Idibia among others.
The most coveted award on the night, ‘Man of the Year’ went to business mogul, Aliko Dangote who was however not present to receive it personally, neither did he send a representative(hmmm!)
Other worthy winners include Wizkid who won musician of the year, Ohimai Atafo (the Most Stylish Man of the Year) and Chris Attoh (Actor of the Year).
Check out the full List below:
Man of the Year – Aliko Dangote
Woman of the Year – Maryanna Udo-Okonjo (CEO, Fine & Country)
Business Man of the Year – Dr Ernest Azudialu
Governor of the Year – Governor Godswill Akpabio
Young Entrepreneur of the Year – Uche Nnaji of OUCH
Actor of the Year – Chris Attoh
TV Personality of the Year – Uti Nwachukwu
Radio Personality of the Year – Freeze
Luxury Brand of the Year – Porsche
Young Designer of the Year – Taryor Gabriels
Most Stylish Man of the Year – Ohimai Atafo
Sports Personality of the Year – Paralympics Team
Musician of the Year – Wizkid
Young Humanitarian of the Year – Igho Sanomi II of Telaveras
Comedian of the Year – Elenu

Nollywood Actor Enebeli Elebuwa May Have Committed Suicide, Close Friend Claims.

The source believes his friend committed suicide after suffering stroke for months and losing all hope in living.

The source said, after they learnt of the death of fellow actor Pete Eneh, the actor contacted his friend and spoke the following words to him:
“I’m suffering [name of friend], I need a peaceful place. See my condition is getting worse daily. I need a better place.”

The close friend said after that call he quickly paid him a visit in India to better hear from him. Enebeli according to the close friend, said he was not happy about his condition though the doctors at the hospital were taking good care of him.

Enebeli Elebuwa told me, “please tell the doctors, I need a better place”, the friend said.
“I said there is no better place than here now when your time is over, God will take you by himself. Don’t worry I will be here for you. Because of his condition I changed my ticket to leave India one month later because I think he needs someone to talk to constantly” – The friend said.

The man further said he left the hospital for his hotel that day and to his surprise, on getting to the hospital the next morning, he learnt he has died.

“One thing I forgot to do is to tell the doctors to put him on suicide watch.But whatever happens, I know he is in a better place. He is irreplaceable.I will forever miss him. May the soul of my best friend Andrew rest in peace,” concluded the source.

10 Signs He OR She Is Not Interested In You Anymore

1. They’re not contacting you or are sporadically contacting you.
2. They may not even bother speaking with you and rely predominantly on emails, text messages, and instant messenger.
3. They treat you like an option.
4. They don’t want to put both of their feet in and commit. They’d like you to ‘go with the flow’ even if there is none and not expect beyond that.
5. The relationship doesn’t progress – it goes in fits and starts, stalls, or goes into reverse.
6. They’re keeping you a secret.
7. They tend to be around/call you up when they want something. It might be money, attention, an ego stroke, s–x, an armchair psychologist, but if you think back to all the times when you’ve heard from them, you may notice that it was a preamble to something.
8. They leave it to the last minute/short notice to make plans. They may not even bother to make last minute plans – they might just show up late at night expecting you to be around.
9. They create drama in the hope that you’ll take the hint that they’re not interested and end it so that they can be let off the hook
10. When you’re broken up with them, they get in touch, often in a lazy manner just to ensure that you still jump to their beat. In fact, take the fact that you’re not in a relationship with them as a major sign of disinterest. Don’t make the mistake of thinking they got in touch because they want to get back together.

Doctors Commence Strike at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH)

                       Nigerian doctors on strike

Harder times await patients seeking medical care as Resident Doctors at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, on Tuesday embarked on an indefinite strike.
The doctors, under the aegis of Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), commenced the indefinite strike over the implementation of a new tax law which they described as exorbitant and lacking uniform application.
The doctors alleged that the Management of LUTH had been deducting huge amounts from their monthly salaries as tax.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) found that the Outpatient Ward was desolate because the doctors were no longer attending to them.

Veteran Hollywood Actor, Sir Ian McKellen, aka, Gandalf, Has Cancer.

Sir Ian McKellen
Veteran Hollywood actor Sir Ian McKellen has revealed he has been fighting prostate cancer "for six or seven years."

Some of you may forget who this great actor is! He is the "Gandalf" of the "Lord of The Rings" and "Magneto" in "X-Men" films.
Ian Mckellen feared the worst when a biopsy discovered cancerous cells, but the 73-year-old Brit has not undergone treatment for the disease and instead has regular tests to ensure it hasn't spread.
Sir Ian McKellen(as "Gandalf" In Lord of The Rings)
He tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "You do gulp when you hear the news. It's like when you go for an HIV test, you go, 'Argh, is this the end of the road?' They say you have cancer of the prostate, and then that you can have it zapped.
"You can have it snipped, but you are not a candidate for that. You are 'waitful watching.' I've had it for six or seven years, when you have got it, you monitor it and you have to be careful it doesn't spread. But if it is contained in the prostate, it's no big deal.
Sir Ian Mckellen(as "Magneto" in X-Men)
 "Many, many men die from it, but it's one of the cancers that is totally treatable. ... I am examined regularly and it's just contained, it's not spreading. I've not had any treatment.

American Actor and Rapper, Ice T. Disrespected By His Wife, Coco Austin. Coco Apologises

Coco Austin and AP.9(Left) While Ice T.(Right)
Popular American Rapper and Actor Ice-T, felt disrespected when his wife, Coco Austin, took some naughty pictures with rapper AP.9 and these pictures where spreading like wild fire on the Instagram.

Ice T.  said he felt “like sh*t” after the images began making the rounds on various social networking sites. The pictures have since been deleted.

In an effort to soothe the tensions this incident has caused, CoCo Austin publicly apologized for disrespecting her husband.
Ice-T’s wife of 11 years had this to say about the Instagram photos:
“Ice is right, the pics I took with this man were in poor taste & I disrespected my husband. However the pics were the only thing that happened. I feel so sad. The bottom line is I love Ice and I can understand why he’s upset,” she added. “There’s no excuse for my actions. I’m so sorry baby and to everyone.
According to the Daily Mail, the offending images found CoCo getting close with rapper AP.9. One photo shows the musician kissing Ice-T’s wife on the cheek, while another finds his face buried in her neck. Needless to say, Austin’s hubby wasn’t a happy camper.

Ice-T posted the following comments on Twitter after the images went public:
“Most of [the pics are] disrespectful and in bad taste. She’s made me look and feel like sh*t. ‘I say this on Twitter because there’s no way to avoid the obvious misconduct of a married couple.That’s it. Any more questions ask [my wife].”
Fans shouldn’t worry too much about the couple’s fate. The pair were spotted together on Monday night at the Last Rite’s Gallery in New York.
Do you think Ice-T was disrespected by the photographs his wife took with another rapper? Do you think she should have apologized for her behavior?

NDLEA Appoints Stella Damasus, Lamboginny As Its Ambassadors

NDLEA Appoints Stella Damasus, Lamboginny As Ambassadors

For the first time the National Law and Drug Enforcement Agency, NDLEA will appoint ambassadors, it has chosen the Nollywood actress, Stella Damasus and music act, Lamboginny real names Yinka Lawanson.

The duo were officially unveiled as the new ambassadors at the NDLEA headquarters in Lagos on Monday 10th December, 2012. Director General of the agency, Dr. Femi Ajayi, said Stella Damasus and Lamboginny were selected for the honour due to their outstanding positive impacts on youths and the society at large.

Lamboginny’s Say No To Crime project, he said, was worthy of emulation while Stella has been inspiring the youths through her many activities and projects.

GistNaija Congratulates  Stella Damasus and Lamboginny on their appointment.

Gay Couple Sentenced To 14 Years In Jail For Getting Married

Gay Couple Sentenced To 14 Years In Jail For Getting Married

Thrown into jail for 14 years under Malawi’s anti – gay laws, Tiwonge Chimbalanga has no regrets about the marriage ceremony that became a symbol of Africa’s intolerance toward homosexuality.

In the first press interview since being granted asylum in South Africa, the 24-year-old, who was freed amid global pressure, urged more Malawians to come out from the shadows as the country’s ban on same-sex relationships eases.

“I don’t have any regrets, I didn’t do anything wrong,” Chimbalanga, who identifies as a transgender woman despite being tried as a gay man,

Photos: Fast Rising Singer, Tiwa Stabbed By Landlord’s Son (Viewers Discretion advised)

Photos: Fast Rising Singer, Tiwa Stabbed By Landlords Son (Viewers Discretion advised)  
Tiwa Banks an upcoming artiste who sang ‘Olenle’ has been severally stabbed by her landlord’s son. Her landlord’s son, Tobi Obadina who people claim have done this to others in the area went into Tiwa’s apartment at night to settle a little misunderstanding they had during the day, and after a little while, broke a bottle on her head and stabbed her severally.

Her brother and neighbour later rushed to the scene and took her to the hospital. Tiwa is in the hospital receiving treatment while Tobi Obadina has been boasting around that he can not be arrested because he is the son of an ex-officer.

Photos: Fast Rising Singer, Tiwa Stabbed By Landlords Son (Viewers Discretion advised)

Ogun State Governor, Amosun Sacks LG Boss, Others For Reason Unknown

Ogun State Governor, Amosun Sacks LG Boss, Others
Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun yesterday sacked the leadership of Ijebu-East Local Government Area for undisclosed reasons.

However, sources close to the governor’s office, Oke Mosan linked the governor’s action to a fraud and distrust among principal officers of the council, which threatened the unity of the area.
The state government also announced composition of a panel of enquiry to investigate allegations levelled against both the executive and legislative arm of the council.

Amosun’s action came barely three years, precisely on Tuesday February 23, 2010 after his erstwhile predecessor in office, Otunba Gbenga Daniel did similar thing in the council area.

It would be recalled that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led administration fired the leadership of the Ambassador Tunde Oladunjoye-led administration after the mayhem that led to the death of the Police Area Commander in Ijebu-Ife on December 5, 2009.

Pastor Adeboye: How God’s Plan For Nigeria Is Being Tampered

Pastor Adeboye: How Gods Plan For Nigeria Is Being Chattered
The General Overseer of Redeem Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye on Tuesday revealed “God has good plans for Nigeria, but somewhere along the line something tampered with the plans.”

Pastor Adeboye stated this while delivering his sermon at the 15th Holy Ghost Congress at the Redemption Camp on KM 46, Lagos/Ibadan Expressway, with the theme: “Signs and Wonders’’.

Assuring that God will restore and rebuild Nigeria, the man of God said:
“Sin distorted God’s plan for the nation…. God is not just a builder, but an architect, He has good plans for Nigeria, but somewhere along the line something tampered with the plans.
“Sin came in, the plan was distorted, God being God in His wisdom has decided to restore and rebuild the nation.”

Pastor Adeboye added that the original plan of God for Nigeria was that the people would multiply, be fruitful, have dominion, prosper and be in control.

Question Of The Day: Was Dame Patience Appropriately Dressed For Her Brother-in-law's Burial?

What do you think about Patience Jonathan dress at her brother-in-law funeral?

Photos – Genevieve Nnaji Rocks In Yellow Dress At The US Consul General Reception


Nollywood Actor, Emeke Ike, Organizes and Sponsors Football Tournament. Awards Cash Prizes.

Nollywood actor Emeka Ike sponsors a football tournament. The football tournament is expected to last for two weeks, while the winner will walk away with N500, 000.

The tournament was organised by the Unity Football Association (UFA), while Emeka Ike and his school, St Nicholas College are the sponsors. Speaking at the flagging off ceremony, which took place at Booben’s Club, Ogudu, the Nollywood star said the main reason why he decided to support the tournament was to help young football stars discover their talents, and thereby reduce crime.

“The only way I can affect young people is by coming close to them this way. This is to see how we can support young people and see how we can augment the little talents they have to see how they can achieve greater heights.

When I go out everyday, I see young people with great talents in football, and they only need someone to help them acheive maximum greatness. That is the whole idea. Basically, the motive is to see how I can positively touch the lives of young people and help them facilitate their journey to success,” Ike explained.

He explained that the first runner up will get N100, 000, while the second winner up will get N75, 000. Thumbs up to Emeka Ike, this encouragement is really worth it.

Unbelievable – Dead Man Wakes Up at His Own Funeral0

A man has shocked his family by interrupting his own funeral. Police in Sao Paulo had phoned 41-year-old Gilberto Araujo’s family on Sunday to say he had been murdered.

His brother, Jose , traveled to the city morgue and identified a body as being Gilberto, a car washer. Jose took the body to his mother’s home in the town of Alagoinhas where a wake was held, only for Gilberto to wake up at his funeral.

When he appeared in front of his family, Gilberto said: “Guys, I’m alive, pinch me!” according to local newspaper . His mother, shopkeeper Maria , said some of those attending the wake fainted while others fled. Im sure it was a site to behold,seeing a dead man rise from is coffin. what will you do? Run, stay and watch .

I Want My Kids Back – Singer Zaaki Azzay Battles Estrange Wife

Zaaki Azzay

Popular musician Zaaki Azzay has cried out over the safety of his kids, accusing his estrange wife, Hadiza, and a non-governmental organisation, ‘Project Alert’ of illegally holding onto his children.

“My question now is why is ‘Project Alert’ keeping my children? I haven’t set my eyes on my children for almost a year now. In fact, my Christmas is going to be a black Christmas without them. What kind of organisation will promote divorce?

“They never called me or sent me a text all this while to hear my own side of the story. Instead they just saw an opportunity for cheap publicity and to make money because all they did was send me a letter after they have filed for divorce and asked me to pay N300,000 every month and then went to the press.

“I have not seen my children close to a year now. Do they know the pain that is causing me? Do you know why I’m sounding like this now? These people are intimidating me.”
Zaaki’s outcry is coming after Hadiza barged in on him at his office without prior notice, demanding to see their daughter (the only of the three children left in his custody).

Beyonce Grabs £30m Deal To Become Face Of Pepsi Drink


She is already one of the most recognizable faces in show business with a fortune of £200m.

But fans of Beyonce are likely to see much more of her after she signed a £30m deal to become the face of Pepsi.

Not only will she appears in adverts for the soft drink, but in a first for the company, her face will be featured on cans and bottles of the drink.

While other well known figures, such as David Beckham and Jennifer Lopez, have been used in TV and magazine campaigns it is the first time that a celebrity’s face will adorn the drink.

The limited edition cans will be released in March and sold worldwide, including the UK.

Mandela Has Lung Infection -South African Govt

Ailing Nelson Mandela has a lung infection but is responding to treatment, South African government said Tuesday, as the revered anti-apartheid icon spent his fourth day in hospital.

“Doctors have concluded the tests, and these have revealed a recurrence of a previous lung infection, for which Madiba is receiving appropriate treatment and he is responding to the treatment,” said a statement from President Jacob Zuma’s office.

Unidentified Man Falls From Sky In The UK

Police believe he was from Africa, probably from Angola, but they don't know his identity.
The mystery began in September when residents of a suburban street in the Mortlake neighborhood of West London woke up on a quiet Sunday morning to find the crumpled body of a black man on the sidewalk of Portman Avenue, near a convenience store, an upscale lingerie shop and a storefront offering Chinese medical cures.

Detectives believed at first the man was a murder victim and cordoned off the area. Within a day, however, police concluded the man — probably already dead — had fallen to the ground when a jet passing overhead lowered its landing gear as it neared the runway at nearby Heathrow Airport.

PHOTOS: Monkey In Coat Storms Toronto Department Store

Shoppers at an Ikea store in Canada were left stunned when a monkey wearing a John Motson-style coat was spotted wandering around the car park.

The smartly-dressed primate, whose jacket resembles the sheepskin one often worn by the football commentator, turned up at the entrance to the furniture store in Toronto.

The monkey, which is believed to be seven months old, is said to have escaped from its owner's car.

However, any hopes it had of hopping on a Billy bookcase or reclining in a Poang armchair were thwarted by security staff, who reportedly cornered the creature and called the police.

The animal's adventures promptly went viral, inspiring at least one spoof Twitter account , while Ikea and the hashtag #ikeamonkey were both trending among users of the social networking site in Toronto.


Bronwyn Page, whose photos of the monkey have been picked up around the world, said: "At first, I didn't know what kind of animal it was. Then I was like 'Oh my gosh, it's a monkey!'"We didn't think it was real. It was very bizarre to see. I never expected to see that.

Mentally Unstable Woman Selling ‘Pure Water’ Causes Confusion In Abuja (+ PHOTOS)

A lady who is likely to be in her twenties, was seen talking to no one in particular as she intermittently screamed at the top of her voice, while carrying some pure water on her head, apparently for sale.

As this reporter walked towards her, she quickly brought out a mobile phone from a black polythene bag. She then tried to make a call, as she pointed to our correspondent saying “I go call police. Go back! Go!”

The incident which occurred in front of the Cyprian Ekwensi Centre for Arts and Culture, halted business activities for about eight minutes as those around including traders, vendors, books and recharge card sellers, okrika (second-hand clothes) dealers, among others watched the “performance” of the unknown hawker in amazement.

A middle aged man selling oranges told DailyPost that it was the second time the lady was causing a spectacle this month. He wondered who her relatives were and why they allowed her to roam about the streets in such condition.

A male bystander, himself a hawker, said: “This kind thing no good. At least make government or some people try to help the girl. I dey feel bad for her,” the worried man added.


Meni Jonathan: President Thanks Nigerians For Their Support and Prayers

President Goodluck Jonathan has extended his gratitude to every Nigerian and other world leaders who showed sympathy and support over the demise of his younger brother, Chief Meni Jonathan.

His Excellency in a statement issued by Dr. Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, disclosed that President Jonathan returned to Abuja, Monday after the interment of his younger brother at Otuoke, Bayelsa State, his country home at the weekend.

“I’ve Tried To Get Lionel Messi Arrested” – Cordoba President, Gonzalez

Ahead of their Copa del Rey match on Wednesday, Cordoba president Carlos Gonzalez, has joked that he has tried to get Lionel Messi arrested.

The Argentine forward, has been in great form all season and on Sunday, broke Gerd Muller’s record of goals scored. He will also be looking forward to extend the new record of 86.
“I’ve tried to talk to the civil guard to get [Messi] arrested,” he told reporters.

Gonzalez admitted that his side face a difficult challenge against Tito Vilanova’s men, but insisted they will fight to get a result.

“We will compete by all means to get a good result to take into the second leg.
“In sport anything can happen, but it will be very complicated, because even their second string would be good enough to finish runners up in La Liga.”

Principal, Three Others People Died In A Boat Mishap In Calabar


It was indeed a sad weekend in Calabar, the Cross-rivers capital as no fewer than four persons, including the Principal of Eniong Comprehensive Secondary School, Atan, in Odukpani Local Government Area of Cross River State, Prince Anoyom Owen were feared dead after two boats travelling in collided in the popular Eniong River in the state.

The tragic incident, according to eyewitness account by one of the survivors of the boat mishap, the late principal met his untimely death while returning from Calabar, the state capital, after an official trip to the Ministry of Education.
According to him, “Prince Onoyom was returning from Calabar, where he went to sort out some issues concerning his school and came back a little late and boarded the boat at Okopedi heading to Eniong at 8 pm.”

Mali's Prime Minister Resigns

Ban Ki-moon and Mali PM Cheick Modibo Diarra
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, right, meets with Mali PM Cheick Modibo Diarra at UN Headquarters, September 23, 2012.
Mali‘s interim Prime Minister Cheikh Modibo Diarra has resigned, just hours after he was arrested by soldiers as he prepared to leave the country.

Mr. Diarra made a statement on national television early Tuesday, announcing he was stepping down, along with his entire government.
A reporter in the region told VOA the prime minister was emotional as he apologized to Malians and said he had been trying to work for the country. In his brief statement, Mr. Diarra said there were some problems.

Okonjo-Iweala’s Mom Kidnap: Police Rejects $1billion Ransom Phone Call

Okonjo-Iweala’s mum, Prof. Kamene Okonjo, 82
The police in Delta State have dismissed reports that abductors of Kanene Okonjo, mother of Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, are demanding $1bn as ransom.

The state Police Commissioner, Ikechukwu Aduba, on Monday said the police were not aware of the speculated demands.

Reuters reports that Police said someone, purporting to be one of the kidnappers, had phoned on Monday to make some demands, but it was impossible to say whether the call was genuine.

Alamieyeseigha, My Political Benefactor – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan
President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday described the former Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, as his political benefactor.

The President also called on the political class in the state to put aside their grievances in the collective interest of the state.

Alamieyeseigha was detained in London on charges of money laundering in September 2005. He escaped from the UK in December 2005. He pleaded guilty before a Nigerian court to six charges in July, 2007, and was sentenced to two years in prison on each charge.