May 22, 2015

U.S Embassy Lists “Lack of Economic & Social Ties” as Major Reason why Nigerians are Denied Visa

Consul General of the US embassy, William Laidlaw, has expressed that contrary to popular opinion, US visa application processes are not as stringent as people think.

Speaking with Punch, he stated that efforts are being made to improve visa processes better for Nigerians by decentralizing the process.

He also revealed that one of the most common reasons why Nigerians are refused visa, is because of failure to show evidence of social and economic ties.

Week-Long Presidential Inauguration Activities Kick Off Today in Abuja

The Presidential Inauguration Planning Committee (PIPC) has announced that week-long inauguration activities will commence today, Friday May 22nd, in Abuja.

The activities will kick off with Jumat prayers at the National Mosque in Abuja today, Vanguard reports.

Activities will culminate with an inauguration gala night on May 29, 2015. There will also be a church service and thanksgiving at the National Ecumenical Centre on May 24, while the inauguration dinner would be held at the State House Conference Hall in Abuja on May 28, 2015.

Workers in 18 States Prepare to Go on Strike Over Unpaid Salaries

Workers in 18 of 19 states who are being owed months of salaries and pensions, are preparing to go on strike.

General Secretary of the NLC, Peter Ozo-Eson, told Punch that the strike has already started in Plateau state, and would commence in Cross River and other states on Monday.

Jonathan’s acceptance of defeat averted evil – Fashola

The outgoing Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, speaks on his eight-year administration of the state, non-payment of salaries by states and sundry matters in an interview with journalists from select media houses. KAYODE FALADE, KEMI ASHEFON and LEKE BAIYEWU were there

May 21, 2015

Actor Chidi Mokeme Christens Son, After Buying His Wife a New Range Rover SUV

Nollywood actor, Chidi Mokeme and wife christened their son, Noah on May 17, 2015. It was a big celebration he bought a brand new Range Rover SUV for her. He shared the photos with the caption:

On the 11th of March in the year 2015AD, set in a heavenly garden, with rose petals in all shades of red and cherry blossoms in all shades of pink, against a backdrop of sunset made of pure gold, A baby asked God, "They tell me you are sending me to earth today, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?" "Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you."
The child further inquired, "But tell me, here in heaven I don't have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy." God said, "Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you. And you will feel your angel's love and be very happy."

Gunmen Abduct 2 of Pres. Jonathan’s Cousins

Unidentified gunmen on Tuesday abducted two of President Goodluck Jonathan’s maternal cousins named Patience Egbeni and Kate Eni.

According to The Nation, the gunmen stormed Akimpelai, Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa State around 8:30 a.m. and seized the women.

An unnamed source told newsmen, “The victims are two maternal cousins of the President. We know that they have been preparing to welcome the President after the May 29 handover. Unless they are rescued before then, their dream of welcoming their brother will be a mirage.”

May 20, 2015

Dangote Dumps Sylvia Nduka For Leaking Their Secret Romance

Earlier this week, the internet was agog with reports that former beauty queen Sylvia Nduka, was gearing up to get hitched to Africa’s richest man, billionaire Aliko Dangote.

The reports are true as Sylvia was actually a share holder in Dangote’s Harem. She travels to any country in the world on his luxury private jet. Gets pampered in some of the most exotic hotels and locations in the world. pricey designer labels (bags, shoes, clothes), good measures, pressed down, shaken together and running over, was what Dangote poured into her laps and her closet!

When she realeased that the hussle was tougher than she thought, She changed her dressing to wearing Hijabs and Burqua even though she hates covering up the Islamic way. But becoming Mrs Dangote no be beans so she embraced hijabs and was seen a few weeks back sweating profusely at a function yet she kept the hussle on all in a bid to con Aliko into dumping others and wifing her up. When that didnt work, she consulted her beauty queen BFF and the planning went deeper

PDP Board of Trustees Chairman, Tony Anenih, resigns

The National Working Committee, NWC, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, says it has received the resignation of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the party, Tony Anenih. Mr. Anenih resigned late Wednesday “on personal grounds”.

In accepting the resignation, the NWC noted the outstanding contributions of Mr. Anenih in the party over the years especially in his capacity as the Board of Trustees Chairman.

“As one of the founding fathers of the PDP, the NWC appreciates Chief Anenih’s guiding role in the party in the last 16 years and wish him well in his future endeavours,” Consequent upon the resignation, the Secretary of the Board of Trustees, Senator Walid Jibrin holds forth pending the election of a new BoT Chairman, the party announced.

Iara Fortez is a Virgin: Oshiomhole Brags

Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole has made yet another shocking revelation about his new wife, Lara Fortes, saying he met her as a virgin.

The Comrade governor made the revelation during their wedding thanksgiving service.

He said, “I can boldly tell all of you that I was a very principled man during my first marriage. I didn’t succumb to the worldly pleasures of this lustful environment, even though I had lots of opportunities. And it was this principled sobriety that made me fish for a virgin wife.

“I can boldly say to you all that I was the first man to know her (Lara Fortes) and initiated her into the worldly ways.

“This is the kind of spirit I want Edo youths to inculcate, instead of messing around and engaging in different shades of adultery and fornication.”

Nigerian Job Seeker Arrested for Forging Finance Minister Okonjo-Iweala’s Signature

Obiejogo Raymond Azuka

A Nigerian job seeker was arraigned at a High Court in Abuja on Tuesday for forging the signature of finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on a phoney letter of recommendation he claimed she had written.

The accused, Obiejogo Raymond Azuka was remanded in Kuje prison before he was arraigned on a six-count charge of forgery, PM News reports.

Obiejigo is a Higher National Diploma holder from Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra.

One of the counts reads:

Rotimi Amaechi Received N257.6 Billion. Okonjo-Iweala

In response to the communique of the Nigerian Governors Forum on Monday which was read by Rivers state governor, Rotimi Amaechi, the minister for finance, Mrs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has given a response to the call on her to explain the whereabouts of about $20 billion from the Excess Crude Account (ECA).

The minister who gave her response through a statement released by her spokesman, Paul Nwabuikwu late yesterday, said Rivers governor, Amaechi received N257.6bn between January and October 2013 and that the governors have no basis for alleging money was missing from the ECA.

A portion of the statement reads:

May 17, 2015

Photos From Tiwa Savage’s Baby Shower on Otedola’s Yacht, and Its a Boy!

Today Sunday 17th May 2015, Tiwa Savage celebrated her baby shower in Lagos on Femi Otedola‘s yacht, dressed in white and a sailor hat. Tiwa thanked her well wishers on her Instagram page saying:
So many people to thank for making today so beautiful especially these two special ladies. I can't thank you both enough. I know you tried to make it a surprise but me being nosey I found out lol but I still had no idea of how much you guys had planned, the location, the theme, everything was on point.

I also have to thank the @priveluxuryevents, thanks to my namesake @tiwaayonkoya ... Special thanks to everyone that came, contributed, bought gifts and showered me with love, will try and tag you all lol. My baby has the best aunties in the whole world ... I love you all dearly

Celebrities who attended the shower includes, at the event including Toke Makinwa, Annie Idibia, Lami Phillips, Tania Omootayo, Freda Francis, Anita Uwagbale-Iseghohi, Sasha P Fade Ogunro, Dija, Sika Osei, Andrea Manuela Giaccaglia and Eku Edewor, all wore white with sailor hats.

Ini Edo Flaunts her Sexy Bikini Bod in Bum Shorts

Every new photo of this actress is like a breath of fresh air. It's Sunday and Ini Edo enjoyed her day cruising on a boat.

Dame Patience Stuns at the Special Thanksgiving Service for the First Family (Photos)

A special Thanksgiving Service for the First Family held today at the Villa Chapel, Sunday, May 17. A beautiful, all smiles Mama Peace stepped out for the event. More pics after the cut.

Girl, Ify Jacob Begs Jim Iyke to Stop Marrying Her, In Her Dreams!

Jim Iyke has refused to marry any woman yet, but a lady Ify Jacob claimed she's been married to Jim for the past 3 years, in her dreams that is. She posted this warning on Jim's Instagram page:
“Jim I beg you in the name of God,stop getting married to me in my dreams. For more than three years now I have always seen you in my dreams, married to me. I have been praying every time about it but it always reoccurred. Even last night it happened again.