Sunday, December 16, 2012

Newly Appointed Somalia Minister Resigns In Protest

Somalia's Prime Minister
Somalia‘s Prime Minister, Abdi Farah Shirdon Said 
A newly appointed Somalia Minister Mr Abukar Hassan Ali has resigned, citing clan expectations.

The resignation came a day after his appointment as Deputy Minister by the country’s Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon. The PM also nominated 5 state ministers on the same day, Africareview reports.
According to Mr Ali, his clan Galje’el deserved more than the position of Deputy Minister of Finance and National Planning.
“I consulted with the elders, religious leaders, youth and other prominent persons from my Galje’el clan. I was urged to resign,” stated the resigning deputy minister.

Balotelli Party With A Belgian Model, While His Daughter Is Being Born In The Hospital

Fanny Neguesha_Mario Balotelli
Balotelli had his eyes on other things in UK while his daughter was being born in Italy
While Mario Balotelli‘s ex-girlfriend Raffaella Fico was going through the excruciating pain of delivering his first child (a daughter) in Italy, the Manchester City  football star was allegedly busy wining and dining with a 22-year-old model Fanny Robert Neguesha in the UK.
Balotelli is reported to have flew in Neguesha from Brussels, Belgium as both of them spent the night at his Cheshire mansion.
Sources say Neguesha is Belgian but lives in Pars and is already being taken seriously by the football star.
Balotelli is yet to see Fico or his newly born daughter.

Balotelli and Fico when it was still rosy…

PSquare on The Cover Of Twin Plus Magazine

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PSquare have appeared on the cover page of Twins Plus Magazine.

This edition also fetures stars like Faze, Iyanya, Solidstar and twins from around the world.

UPDATED: Nollywood Missing As Enebeli Elebuwa’s Corpse Arrives Lagos + Exclusive Photos

Family members present to receive Enebeli Elebuwa
Nollywood was missing in action on Saturday, December 15, 2012 when the remains of late Nollywood actor, Enebeli Elebuwa arrived in the country.
The body which was safely kept in a brown casket, arrived at about 3pm at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja and was received by the children and few members of the family.
The actor’s colleagues, executives from the AGN, and friends who had been paying tributes since he passed on were conspicuously missing, as his remains were moved away in a make-shift Mercedes Benz ambulance.
Burial arrangements are yet to be made available by the family members.
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Photos From Smirnoff 3D Disco Party (Party Where Karen Igho Was Slapped)


The party was a very lively one. Guests learn alot including how to enjoy 
Smirnoff at its best. There was  live performances from some of the hottest 
artistes in Nigeria like Eva, Olamide, Goldie, Vector, Ice Prince and great music 

from DJ Spin’all

Austin Ufomba, Marketing Direwctor, Guinness Nigeria PLC said: “As always, Smirnoff brings the best in international nightlife to entertain its fans and we have once again pushed the boundaries of the party experience to ensure a night Nigerians will never forget.  When fans are looking to have fun and party, we want them to always choose to do so with Smirnoff.”

Smirnoff Vodka and Smirnoff Ice will also lighting up the lives of party lovers in 
Lagos and Abuja in March, with Illuminato, two spectacular neon, light-themed 

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"Night of A Thousand Laugh" Producer, Opa Williams, Undergoes Successful Surgery In India

Few days ago, Opa Williams, The producer of "Night of a Thousand Laugh" comedy show, revealed that he will be heading to India for surgery.
But latest gists reaching us says his reps have confirmed that the operation was successful.(Thank baba God ooo!!).
Opa Williams had said he couldn’t wait to go under the knife “and get back to Lagos and revisit my drawn things to be done for the year 2012. This was just a distraction that God has conquered.”
“Opa Williams is hale and hearty. He had a very successful surgery and he spoke with me early today. The doctor has given him a clean bill of health,” Justin Akpovi-Esade, who works with the producer’s Media Image Managers, said.
Williams, who acknowledged the numerous outpour of love on Facebook, with a simple ‘Thank you’ message, is set to return to Nigeria sometime this week.

Nkiru Sylvanus Is Kidnapped?! Kidnappers Demand N100Million Ransom

Gist from one of our sources, reveals that Ex-Nollywood actress and now SSA on Public Affairs to Imo State Governor,  Nkiru Sylvanus has been kidnapped.  Her friends sent out the message this afternoon. The kidnappers are asking for N100m.

kidnapping everywhere. Very soon all these kidnappers will start to kidnap themselves!!

Music Group, Styl Plus, Has Broken Up?!


Popular soul group Styl plus has broken up. one of their members, Tunde, has gone rogue. 

The group popularly known for their hitsong 'Olufunmi', has been trying to find their footing on the music scene for some years now, which might have resulted in Tunde's exit.

Tunde has rebranded himself and now goes by the name Nativeboy, He has dropped some single and is officially signed to his own music label B.A.T music

Tunde Akinsanmi Stage name (NativeBoy) is a Un Peace Ambassador, singer, songwriter, producer, blogger,CEO & Owner of BAT Records LTD.

BAT which is an acronym derived from BEATZ AND TECHNIQUES has worked with various artistes in music production some of which are Styl-Plus with IMAGINE THAT and JEKASERELO, MENYA NIMYEL with SUGARLAND, X-PROJECT with NEVER GIVE UP and more.

Daniel Wilson Finally Marries Yetunde, Shows Off His 3 Adorable Kids

After several years living together and raising three children, popular 80′s/90′s singer Daniel Wilson and ‘wife’ Yetunde have finally tied the knot.

The couple got married on Saturday, December 8, 2012, at the Archbishop Vining Memorial Cathedral Church, Ikeja, Lagos.

Wilson (aka Mr Raggamuffin) and Yetunde have three children: Graham, Gilbert and Danielle.

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Photos – Chika Ike Tweets WAEC Certificate to Prove Her Real Age To Us

Since the Nollywood Actress clock 27 years  a while ago, some of Chika Ike’s fans, has been contending her real age. 
Many said the sultry actress is not as young as she claims.
In a bid to clear the air however for a trivial issue which suddenly has become a strong point of contention, Chika decided to tweet her school certificate to clear the air.
Am sure everyone is convinced? 

36-Year-Old Graduate Missing After She Was Given N500,000

Miss Tanwa Serifat Sanni
The family members and friends of one Miss Tanwa Serifat Sanni, a 36-year-old lady, have been in great distress since her sudden disappearance on Friday October 12, 2012.
It was gathered that Serifat, a graduate of Business Administration, Lagos State University (LASU),on that fateful day left her residence at No 116 Ezeagwu Street, Ojo Road, by Alao Bus-stop, Ajegunle, around 5am without disclosing to anybody where she was going to.
Prior to her disappearance, Serifat was given N500,000 (cash) by her parents to start up a business of her own since she couldn’t gain a meaningful employment 11 years after her graduation. She was said to have left her house that day with the money, then mysteriously disappeared.
Speaking with the Press, a close family member to the missing lady told newsmen that the young lady,who is about 5ft tall, is mentally balanced and had never suffered from dementia.

They however appealed that anyone with useful information about the whereabouts of Serifat should kindly contact Alhaji Sanni Isiaka on 08054018208, Agboola Ganiyat on 08032262731 or the nearest police station.

Bayelsa Helicopter Crash: Chopper Exploded Before Crashing

It has been reported that the ill-fated helicopter, that the governor of Kaduna state, Patrick Yakowa, a former National Security Adviser, Owoye Azazi, and four others, were travelling in, burst into flames, before plunging into the creeks.

The Presidency released a statement last night, confirming that Yakowa and Azazi, and their aides, Dauda Tsoho and Mohammed Kama; and the pilots, Murtala Daba and Adeyemi Sowole, reportedly died in the crash. Eye witnesses say they were burnt beyond recognition.

The chopper is owned by the Nigerian Navy and is said to have been shuttling repeatedly between Port Harcourt, Yenogoa and Okoroba, the town where an aide to President Goodluck Jonathan, Oronto Douglas, was burying his father over the weekend. The governor and the former Security chief, were on their way to Port Harcourt, enroute Abuja.

Multiple reports say the carrier wobbled shortly after it stabilized in air and then plummeted into the swamps around 2.30pm.

This is the third air disaster this year, after a Dana plane crashed on June 3, killing all 153 passengers on board. Another crash which involved Taraba State’s governor, Danbaba Suntai, occured in October, leaving him brain-dead.

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Pastor Orders Man To Behead Corpse For N6000 (Photo)


A man simply identified as Iku Monday by residents of Sabo area of Abeokuta, Ogun State, is still being quizzed by the police for allegedly beheading dead woman (names withheld) after exhuming her corpse from a grave in her husband’s building site.

Checks by Sunday Sun revealed that on August 18 this year, Mr. Abiodun, husband of Monday’s victim, contracted Monday to clear a plot of land belonging to him on the outskirts of Sabo for a fee.
On the site was a grave of his (Abiodun’s) second wife, who died recently of complications following delivery of her baby.

You’re The Best And The First Lady- Prezzo Tells Goldie

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Is like the love between Big Brother 2012 Stargame house mates, Goldie and Prezzo is growing stronger and stronger each passing day.

Not too long ago, the Kenyan rapper relocated to Nigeria ostensibly because of Goldie. In one of his press conferences, Prezzo declared that he truly loves Goldie and would jump at the opportunity of getting married to her if she (Goldie) agrees to his wedding proposal.
Now, Prezzo has taken his love for Goldie to twitter, which is not a new platform where both ‘lovebirds’ display love for each other.
Wsup Prezz? What’s the time? Ace♠” Goldie tweeted at Prezzo yesterday. While responding, Prezzo tweeted back and called Goldie first lady, “It’s time 2 shine & make em fall in line, 1st lady!” Prezzo replied.
As if that wasn’t enough, Prezzo further tweeted to refer Goldie as his best while him being the luckiest guy for having Goldie as his lover. Ur the bestest and I am the luckiest, stay on ur grind and let nothing or no one put u dwn coz ur a star #24K all day errday, Prezzo, who is One Campaign ambassador with JayZ ended his love tweets to Goldie yesterday.
Goldie and Prezzo have been attending events and some social functions together both in Nigeria and abroad.

World Club Cup: Corinthians Crowned Champions After Defeating Chelsea 1-0.

              Corinthians claim Club World Cup title

Corinthians have become only the second team ever to win the Club World Cup twice after defeating Chelsea 1-0 in the final in Yokohama.

Once they scored Corinthians just did not look like losing and fair play them, they put in a disciplined, committed performance. 

The lone goal was scored by Guerrero's header which passes 3 Chelsea players into the net. See Photo below:
   Head for heights: Guerrero rises to put Corinthians in the lead

Benitez is in trouble!!

PHOTOS: Anita Joseph Flaunts New Haircut and Sexy Body


Picture: Crying Lagos Man Admits To Marrying Both A Mother And Daughter


Mrs Florence ltianu has pleaded with a Lagos Grade ‘A’ Customary Court, sitting in Agege, to dissolve her 12-year-old marriage over battery, threat to life and lack of care.

The 48-year-old woman, resident at 4, Kaka Street, Agege, told the court that her marriage had never been peaceful.

But the defendant in the case, Donatus, said his mother-in-law turned herself into his wife in his house, saying that was the beginning of his crisis.

“I know I married two women, mother and daughter”, the husband said. “The first four years of my marriage was sweet, but trouble began when my second wife (mother-in-law) started living in my house”.

According to the wife:

“I have been managing the marriage. I have been smiling outside and shedding secret tears, all because I don’t want to leave my husband because of my children”.

”I have been responsible for the house rent, feeding, children school fees and other expenses in the house”. All my husband does is to sit down early in the morning and be expecting food to walk in on its own to his table”.

PHOTOS: Jim Iyke And Nadia Buari @ The Nile Awards Last Night!

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Nollywood Bad Boy, Jim Iyke, attended the Kampala Nile Awards with sexy Ghanian actress, Nadia Buari last night. They both won some awards.

Nadia was awarded the Best Role Model while Jim Iyke got a couple of awards for  his role in 'Last flight to Abuja' and Entertainment Entrepreneur Award.

Don't you think they would make a lovely couple? 

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PHOTO: Cossy Orjiakor's Album Launch Last Night

This is the first picture we have for now from Cossy Orjiakor's Album Launch which took place last night.
The launch took place last night on a yatcht.
Expect More Photos soonest....

Bayelsa Helicopter Crash:Patience Jonathan Postpones Her Thanksgiving Event


The praise and thanksgiving event of the first lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, earlier scheduled for tomorrow Sunday, the 16th of December, 2012, has been postponed indefinitely.

A statement signed by the special assistant (media) to the first lady, Mr. Ayo Osinlu, maintains that the postponement is compelled by the unfortunate helicopter crash in Bayelsa state today.

Meanwhile, the National Emergency Management Agency says it has concluded its search and rescue operation concerning the naval helicopter that crashed in Bayelsa this afternoon.

It said, in a statement by its spokesperson, Yushau Shuaibu, that six occupants of the chopper were found dead, and that their remains had been deposited in a mortuary.

The agency did not name the victims of the crash but the Peoples Democratic Party has already confirmed that Governor Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna and former National Security Adviser, Owoeye Azazi, were in the helicopter.

SHAME: Many Nollywood Acts Absent When Late Enebeli Elebuwa's Body Arrived Lagos.

It is really a shame to know that most of the Nollywood actors and actresses who paid tributes to late Enebeli Elebuwa through the social networks, were conspicuously absent to recieve the deceased actor’s body at about 3pm at Murtala Muhammed International Airport. Only his children,family members and a few others were present.

The body was moved away in a make-shift Mercedes Benz Ambulance.
The family is expected to release burial arrangements soon.
Expect details and more photos as soon as they are released.

Trey Songz Arrested For Assaulting Woman With Money

Trey Songz
Trey Songz
Trey Songz was recently arrested for assaulting a woman with money at his official album release party for his latest LP, Chapter V. The party was held at Club Perfection in Queens back in August.

According to TMZ, at around 4AM on Aug. 22, Trey Songz, born Tremaine Neverson, got into an altercation at the club, but was not arrested that early morning.
“Tremaine Neverson, did throw a sum of United States currency at the complainant and said sum of United States currency struck the complainant’s left eye causing substantial pain to her left eye,” read the police report.
Songz was arrested for misdemeanor assault stemming from the incident the following month, and went to court on Nov. 1 where an order of protection was issued. Songz returns to court February 2013.
Songz keep ya money in your pocket and not use it to assault others. Money too much for you sha!

PHOTOS+LIST: 20 Children and Others Killed By A 20-Year-Old Boy In US

Lost: Six-year-old Noah Pozner (pictured on Nov. 13, 2012) was one of the victims in the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. on Dec. 14
Remember GistNaija reported the story about how a 20-year-old boy, suffering from Autism, enters an elementary school and killed about 20 little children and 6 adults(including his mother).

Well we have the photos and list of the dead children and others.
Six-year-olds Charlotte Bacon (left) and Olivia Engel (right) were among those killed at the shooting on Friday
Ana Marquez-Greene, 6, moved to Connecticut just two months ago, drawn from Canada, in part, by Sandy Hook’s pristine reputation said her grandmother Elba Marquesz. The grandmother’s brother, Jorge Marquez, is mayor of a Puerto Rican town and said the child’s 9-year-old brother was also at the school, but escaped safely.
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Oyinlola Attacks Aregbesola Over Wife’s NGO Building


Former Governor of Osun State Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, and now national secretary of Nigeria’s ruling party, the PDP, has claimed that the Women and Children Development Initiative Foundation (WOCDIF) in Osogbo belongs to his wife, Mrs Omolola Oyinlola.
The WOCDIF building reports say has been taken over by the state government.
Speaking while purportedly receiving 750 party supporters who defected from Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) to the PDP, a claim debunked by the ruling CAN, Oyinlola said the foundation was a non-governmental organisation (NGO) and was funded with private donations.
Mr Basiru Ajibola, the state’s Commissioner for Regional Integration and Special Duties, at a press conference recently however said the centre was built with government money.
Oyinlola argued however that the centre was an initiative of his wife and not a government project.
Oyinlola, who left office in November 2010 after the Court of Appeal in Ibadan pronounced Rauf Aregbesola as the duly-elected governor, said he was yet to get his entitlements.
In a reaction, Mr Kunle Oyatomi, ACN’s Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy, faulted what he called the purported defection of the party’s members to the PDP.
“No true ACN member will leave the party for the PDP,” he said

Naeto C Beats Up Blogger At DJ Neptune's Wedding In Lagos

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For those who witnessed this show of shame by popular Nigerian rapper, Naetochuckwu Chikwe otherwise known as Naeto C, at the wedding reception of DJ Neptunes, formerly with Raypower FM, held at the City Hall, Lagos Island, surprise and eyesore were words they used in describing how the son of a former Aviation Minister, Kema Chikwe descended himself low like a street urchin.

Eyewitnesses described Naeto C as Oshodi area boys especially with the way he reportedly torn the cloth of a popular blogger with Sturvs Media identified as Lewis Grant, who is the Vice President, Business Development, Sturvs Media Ltd. 

As the gist goes, Lewis was said to have mistakenly stepped on Nicole Chukwueke, Naeto C's wife's dress, who was standing right behind Lewis along with her husband, Naeto C while he (Lewis) was taking pictures of DJ Neptunes and his wife at the reception. Probably to show to his wife how caring he is and how he can fight for her, Naeto C was reported to have pushed Lewis and commanded him to get away from his presence. 

The eyewitness, who narrated this story  said that Lewis reportedly told Naeto C not to command him like a boy. This statement by Lewis to Naeto C landed him (Lewis) a 'special gold medal'; 'a hot slap' on his face. 

One of the eyewitnesses that Naeto C didn't stop there as he reportedly took his fight with this blogger further by tearing Lewis' shirt. Soon, some military men reportedly joined in giving Lewis the beating of his life until one of Lewis' aunties at the party intervened.

It was learnt that the military men barred people from taking pictures while Naeto C was busy flexing his muscles with Lewis.

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Mukhtar Ramalan Yero To Be Appointed Kaduna State Governor, After Yakowa's Death.

Ramalan Yero
Kaduna’s Deputy Gov. Ramalan Yero will replace late Gov. Patrick Yakowa
Kaduna State, which lost Governor Patrick Yakowa in an air crash on Saturday, will get a replacement on Sunday morning when Deputy Governor Alhaji Mukhtar Ramalan Yero is expected to be sworn in, according to a source in Kaduna.

In Kaduna, hundreds of mourners are streaming into the former governor’s home to commiserate with his widow, Mrs. Amina Yakowa.  Our sources say security arraignments and protocol are being mapped to ensure a peaceful succession ceremony in line with the 1999 constitution.
The new governor is a close ally of Vice President Namadi Sambo and was his accountant in his private company.  He became Commissioner of Finance when Sambo was elected governor in 2007 and was chosen deputy governor to Yakowa in 2010.
Mr. Yero was born on 1st May 1969 in Anguwan Kaura,Zaria local government.
He had his primary education at LEA Primary School Kaura, 1974-1980, and secondary education at Government Secondary School, Ikara and Government Day Secondary School, Zaria.
He bagged a diploma in Banking in 1988, a B.Sc in Accounting in 1991, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration in 2003.
During the mandatory National Youth Service Corps, he served in Ogun State, he worked in several private firms and banks.
In 1997, he joined Nalado Nigeria Limited, Kaduna, a company owned by his mentor and Vice President Namadi Sambo as Chief Accountant, rising to become its Director of Finance and Administration.  In 2007, he resigned when he was appointed Kaduna State Commissioner of Finance.
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PHOTOS: Pilot Of The ill Fated Helicopter Crash and The Helicopter

Muritala Mohammed Dabba & wife
The name of one of the the pilot who drove the helicopter that crashed yesterday is Murtala Mohammed Dabba(Picture above)

The other occupants are  Dauda Tsoho, an aide to Governor Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna, Patrick Yakowa and Warrant Officer Mohammed Kamal, an aide to former National Security Adviser, Owoye Azazi, and the other  pilot,  Lt. Adeyemi O. Sowole.

Below is the picture of the helicopter before the crash.


Enugu Governor, Chime Feared Dead

Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime, was feared dead on Saturday.
Unconfirmed reports had it that Chime passed on at an Indian hospital after battling an undisclosed ailment for some months.

Meanwhile, The PUNCH’s Enugu State correspondent Ozioma Ubabukoh, was harassed by seven men who claimed to be security agents in front of his apartment in Enugu around 11.45pm on Saturday.

The men seized Ubabukoh’s phone and his laptop in order to stop him from sending stories to the head office.

As at press time, the men were still in Ubabukoh’s apartment and insisted that they were not leaving until 3am.
Efforts to get across to some commissioners in the state were not successful as their phones were switched off.

Jonathan Is My President But I Won't Keep Quiet- Obasanjo


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday in Abeokuta said he had no problem with President Goodluck Jonathan as being speculated in some quarters.
Obasanjo however said he would not allow himself to be prevented by anyone from discussing pressing national issues and party affairs.
The former president said this when the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, paid him a visit at his Hilltop Country Home in Abeokuta.

Obasanjo told Tukur that his passion, patriotism and love for the country would not allow him to remain silent on burning national issues.
He said “If there is anything that requires my comment, position or views, I will say it. It is only if you kill me. It is my passion, patriotism and love that will continue to make me state my views. If I see something inimical to the party’s growth, I will talk.
“And also to disabuse the minds of rumour mongers, the President is my President. Without Nigeria, there will be no party. Even when I was in prison, I was not quiet. Those who want me and the chairman to quarrel; this visit will keep them quiet. But my mouth will not be quiet.”
Obasanjo also dispelled recent rumours about his death.
“I am still alive anyway,” he said.
Earlier, the PDP national chairman said he was in Abeokuta to see Obasanjo for his consistent role in the party, country and the international community.
On the perennial crisis rocking the Ogun State chapter of the PDP, Tukur declared, “Whoever that the people have elected as far as I’m concerned, is the chairman of our party in Ogun.”
“Let me assert that there is no crisis here in Ogun PDP at all. I have come here because of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who is the leader of our party and I’m now the chairman.
“Our principle today is rebuilding our party based on equity and justice. Because it is only when you give people the leadership they did not merit that you have a crisis.”

PHOTOS: Governor Yakowa with Seriake-Dickson Before The ill Fated Helicopter Crash

Henry Seriake-Dickson and Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa
Tragedy struck yesterday, as Governor Patrick Yakowa, Andrew Owoeye Azazi and other occupants of the ill-fated helicopter, crashed in Bayelsa state.
The occupants  of the chopper, were heading to Port Harcourt, after attending the burial ceremony of the father to one of President Goodluck Jonathan’s aide, Mr. Oronto Douglas.
Below is another picture of Patrick Yakowa and Dickson at the funeral they attended.

Another picture of Dickson and Yakowa at the burial

Singer Timi Dakolo and His Wife, Escaped Death From The Helicopter Crash


Singer and song writer, Timi Dakolo, and his wife, Busola, narrowly escaped dead as he almost boarded the ill-fated flight.

 The couple were said to have attended the burial ceremony of the father of a presidential aide, Oronto Douglas, in Bayelsa State.
Dakolo’s rumoured death spread on the Internet an many thought he boarded the ill-fated aircraft.
He however doused the tension on Twitter on Saturday night when he tweeted, “God saved me.”
Governor, Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna State; former National Security Adviser, Gen. Andrew Azazi, were in the flight and both died.
While some reports said he changed his mind and decided to travel by road, others said the aircraft was already filled to capacity when Dakolo and his wife attempted to board it.
Dakolo was the winner of the first season of West Africa Idols on May 26, 2007, an edition that had popular singer, Omawumi Megbele, as the first runner-up.

UPDATE: Kaduna State Gov. Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa, Gen Azazi Confirmed Dead On Ill-Fated Helicopter Crash.


President Goodluck Jonathan, has released a statement, mourning the death of Governor Patrick Yakowa, Andrew Owoeye Azazi, among other occupants of the ill-fated helicopter, which crashed in his native Bayelsa state this evening.

The four other occupants of the chopper were named as: Dauda Tsoho, an aide to Governor Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna and Warrant Officer Mohammed Kamal, an aide to former National Security Adviser, Owoye Azazi, and the pilots, Commander Muritala Mohammed Daba and Lt. Adeyemi O. Sowole.

“President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has expressed utter shock and sadness over the crash Saturday in Bayelsa State of a military helicopter resulting in the death of Governor Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna State and