Monday, August 17, 2015

16 Dead In Kwara State Polytechnic Students’ Cult Clash

No fewer than 16 people were at the weekend, killed in bloody clashes between suspected cult members of the Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin.

Though, the cause of the clashes have not been ascertained, it was gathered that suspected members of Aiye and Eiye confraternities struck first at the polytechnic.

Top ISIS Member Arrested While Attempting To Flee To Nigeria

After more than two years on the run, Islamic State top cleric in Lebanon, Ahmed Al Assir was arrested by Lebanese authorities on Saturday as he attempted to fly out of the country on a forged passport.

The country’s National News Agency reports that Mr. Al Assir was caught at Beirut’s Rafik Hariri International Airport on Saturday while trying to board a flight to Egypt using a fake Palestinian passport.

Not Welcome Anymore? Chinese Military Giving US Troops the Boot in Djibouti

The Chinese military is about to give its American counterpart the boot in the tiny country of Djibouti – the strategically critical entrance from the Indian Ocean to the Red Sea located in the Horn of Africa.

The United States is about to lose one of its military installations in the Republic of Djibouti, America's largest permanent military base in Africa and the home to more than 4,000 US personnel.
The government of the tiny country has seemingly had a change of heart and now wants to host a Chinese military contingent of about 10,000 instead.

Is Peter Okoye Secretly Dumping His Brothers, Psquare?

Peter has just concluded a deal with telecom giant, Globacom, to power his pet project tagged “Dance with Peter” without his twin brother anywhere in the picture. Big deal? It would have really been a big deal if he had not only recently clinched another deal with Olympian Milk, without his brother in the detail again. Maybe, this would have been less disturbing if his brother, Paul, were snapping up deals of his own. He is not. His only life-line, as it appears, is only his tie to the group, which Peter seems to be inadvertently running away from.

Man says his sister was killed while visiting friend in Osogbo (graphic photo)

"I write this with a heavy heart the demise of my immediate younger sister Kemi Arobieke who was murdered. On Thursday 6th of August, my sister left for Osogbo to see Bode Olugbore, the State Special Adviser to Governor Aregbesola without telling anyone only for us to get a call on the 8th, Saturday, that she had died in an accident in Osogbo.


Akpabio Denies Turning Government House To ‘sex Haven’ During His Tenure

Former Akwa Ibom State Governor, Godswill Akpabio has denied reports that he turned the state government house into a sex haven during his tenure.

The allegation was contained in a report published in Saturday Punch titled “How Governors Turn Government Houses to Sex Havens.”

Akpabio, via a statement released by his media aide, Anietie Ekong, urged Nigerians to ignore the article.
The statement reads:

Homeless woman severely injured and abandoned near Governor's office in Ikeja

 Witness sent in these photos. Said this woman who has lost the use of her legs, is seated night and day dangerously on the edge of the Lagos Ibadan Expressway, less than 1km away from the Governor's office in Alausa and less than 100m away from the secret service HQ in Magodo. She has been in this position for more than 3 days now. Don't we have minimum safe harbour for disabled destitute like this woman? Can we please go there to help her? I'm sure there's a government agency that handles things like this.

Chigozie Obioma's The Fisherman makes the UK Guardian First Book Award longlist

It has been a good year so far for Nigerian author, Chigozie Obioma as his debut novel, The Fishermen' which was shortlisted for the prestigious Man Booker Award in July is long-listed for the 2015 Guardian First Book Award. Guardian First Book Award is a literary award by British national daily newspaper The Guardian that annually recognizes one book by a new writer. It was established in 1999. The prize is worth £10,000. Good luck to him.

Buhari to employ 10,000 police officers, puts CCTV in major towns

Against the backdrop of checkmating crime, and criminal tendencies among youths arising from the problems of massive unemployment in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the federal government is emplacing appropriate framework that will facilitate the employment of an extra 10, 000 Police officers.

Additionally, he said government is to establish properly trained and equipped federal anti- terrorism, multi-agency task force that will effectively address the challenge of Boko Haram and any form of insurgency in a sustainable manner.

J Cole calls off wedding after his fiancee had already gone wedding dress shopping

 Rapper J Cole proposed to his longtime girlfriend Melissa over six months ago. Melissa (right) had already gone wedding dress shopping, only for J Cole to postpone the wedding indefinitely.

A friend of Melissa's told MTO that J Cole called off the wedding because he doesn't believe in marriage.
"J Cole said that he doesn't believe in the Western institution of marriage. What kind of f*ck sh*t is that? I couldn't understand the nonsense."

Matt Barnes responds to Rihanna's diss…

Rihanna last night shut NBA player Matt Barnes down after he lied and told paparazzi that their totally non-existent relationship was getting serious. Rihanna posted a screen shot from the TMZ interview and said she'd never met him. Well, Matt responded to Rihanna's diss on the post...

Nicki Minaj's fan sends a special message to Meek Mill..

Some people have no chill! Lol. A female fan brought this to one of Nicki's concert where Meek Mill opens for her. I blame Drake for Another photo after the jump...

Tayo Faniran joins Tinsel cast, temporarily replaces Gbenro Ajibade

Big Brother Africa star, Tayo Faniran is joining the Tinsel cast. From today the 17th of August, he will be playing the role of Soji, temporarily replacing GbenroAjibade. This temporary change comes as Gbenro is away on honeymoon. A man of many parts, Tayo, who will be playing Soji for a few months, is an accomplished model, fashion designer and creative artist. Viewers should tune in to Tinsel to catch all the drama, intrigue, romance, deception and betrayal that the series brings to their screens.

Kylie Jenner getting many offers from p0rn sites

"Kylie Jenner is getting flooded with 7-figure offers ... to do p0rn. TMZ has learned Vivid Entertainment has already fired off a letter to the freshly-minted adult, offering her a $10 million deal for a video featuring her and Tyga.
Vivid honcho Steve Hirsch writes, "Kim's sex tape helped launch her career and would be nothing but positive for you." Vivid has some stiff competition.

Photos: Speaker Dogara inaugurates committee to scrutinize the running and maintenance of House of Reps/NASS

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara this morning inaugurated a committee whose sole responsibility it is to conduct a Needs Assessment of the actual Running and maintenance of the House of Reps/NASS. The Committee is an independent one comprising of Civil Society Organizations, independent groups, professional bodies & others. The Speaker in his address charged the committee to make comparative study of running legislatures in other relevant jurisdictions.

President Buhari's Jobs Search - by Malam Garba Shehu

President Buhari's Jobs Search written by Garba Shehu, SSA Media & Publicity to Pres. Buhari
The ongoing ministerial briefing of the President at the State House, Abuja, put a spotlight on an important sector long neglected by previous administrations, yet one that can create millions of jobs.