Wednesday, 13 February 2013

PDP Scribe: Oyinlola Knows Fate 21 March  

Oyinlola: sacked by the court
Oyinlola: sacked by the court
A Federal High Court in Abuja Tuesday fixed ruling for 21 March in an application filed by the former National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, seeking a stay of execution of the order of the court removing him from office.
At the hearing of the application yesterday, a factional chairman of the PDP in Ogun State, Engr. Oludayo Dayo, urged the court to dismiss Oyinlola’s application as he had treated the court with contempt.
Dayo informed the court that the party has a pending application before the court asking it to commit Oyinlola to prison for disobeying its judgments. He urged the court to dismiss Oyinlola’s application.
On its part, the PDP told the court that it had complied with the court’s judgment by removing Oyinlola as the party’s National Secretary and wondered why it took him this long to file application for a stay of execution over an action that had taken place.
The party also stated that Oyinlola’s delay in transmitting the records of the court’s proceedings to the Court of Appeal is an indication that if he gets the court to stay his removal from office, he will not bother to pursue the matter again.
The party urged the court to dismiss his application for stay of execution.
The court presided by Justice Abdu-Kafarati had on 11 January removed Oyinlola from office while delivering judgment in a suit brought against him by a faction of the Ogun State chapter of the PDP and its chairman. The judgment was carried out by the PDP which relieved Oyinlola of his appointment.
The Ogun State chapter of PDP, through its chairman, Engr. Adebayo Dayo, had approached the court seeking among others, the removal of Oyinlola from office as the National Secretary of the party.
Dayo had challenged the nomination of Oyinlola by the South West caucus on grounds that two court judgments had nullified the South-West zonal congress through which the National Secretary was nominated.
Listed as defendants in the suit alongside Oyinlola are PDP and the Independent National Election Commission, INEC.
Delivering judgment in the case, Justice Abdul Kafarati held that the action of PDP and Oyinlola amounted to criminal conduct and liable to be condemned to prison for the flagrant disobedience to two subsisting court orders.
He noted that Oyinlola is not worthy to be recognized as the National Secretary of the party and should vacate the office.
The court also held that Oyinlola could not have emerged as the nominee of the PDP in view of the two court judgments which nullified the congress, adding that orders of court must be obeyed whether valid or not.
The court berated Oyinlola for his conduct which it said constitutes a flagrant disobedience to subsisting court orders and as well as a criminal contempt of court and held that all steps taken thereafter by Oyinlola is null and void.

Nigeria’s police boss shuffles commissioners  

The Inspector General of Police, Mr. MD Abubakar, has ordered the immediate redeployment of 33 Police Commissioners across its various state commands and formations in Nigeria.
Frank Mba, Force Public Relations officer said in a statement that the deployment is part of on-going efforts to reposition the law enforcement agency for greater efficiency. The new postings affected newly promoted officers as well as other senior officers swapping strategic command positions, Mba added in the statement.
Police IG Abubakar: shuffles the pack
Police IG Abubakar: shuffles the pack
“The IGP charged the newly deployed officers to adopt proactive and aggressive crime-fighting strategies and to continually initiate policies and programmes that would strengthen the essential values of policing and best practices in law enforcement which include: transparency, accountability, respect for fundamental human-rights of citizens and the promotion of strong professional ethics in accordance with the provisions of the Code of Conduct for the Force,” he added.
Mr. Abubakar also urged the officers to rededicate themselves to the service of humanity and to ensure that no stone is left unturned in efforts at tackling violent crimes and corruption headlong.
Those who swapped offices are Sabo Ringim, Kebbi; Musa Daura, Kano; Moses Saba-Ndagi, Ebonyi; Johnson Ogunsakin, formerly of the Fraud Squad in Lagos, now posted to Kwara; E. Ibitibituwa, Enugu; Hilary Opara, Kogi; Jubril Adeniji, Taraba; Mohammed Indabawa, Oyo; Mohammed Katsina, Imo and Usman Abubakar, Abia.
Others are Olufemi Ogunbayode, FCT; Dorathy Gimba, Osun; Foluso Adebanjo, Edo; Mbu Joseph, Rivers; K. Shodipo, Cross River and Patrick Dokumor, Ondo.
The affected officers and their new postings are:

Jonathan gives cash, honors to Keshi, Eagles  

President Goodluck Jonathan capped off the colourful reception for Super Eagles which arrived Nigeria here on Tuesday, after winning the country’s third Africa Cup of Nations trophy in nearly two decades with rain of cash and encomiums on the team.
First, following the traditions established by his predecessors in office, President Jonathan announced different cash prizes as a reward for the victory of the team in the continental competition with cash prize of N10 million for Stephen Keshi, the coach of the team and N5 million each for his five assistants.
The Eagles and President jonathan
The Eagles and President jonathan
The players will receive N5 million each for bringing the continental cup home.
In addition, the President also announced the conferment of national honours of the soccer players and their coaches. Coach Stephen Keshi was conferred with CON, one of Nigeria’s highest national honours, while his assistants were conferred with Officer of the Order of the Niger, OON.
The 23 players were conferred with national honour of Member, Order of Niger, MON.
But the Federal Government was not done as it also allocated a plot of land to all the players and their coaches in the Federal Capital Territory.
But the President also announced the cash gifts from some giants in business who he said had identified with government in the efforts to reward the Super Eagles for their victory in the African Nations Cup.
This include the $1 million and $200,000 gift from Otunba Mike Adenuga, Chairman, Globacom to the players and Coach Keshi respectively and N100 million gift to the team from foremost industrialist, Alhaji Aliko Dangote.
The President also annpounced the gift of $500,000 each for the team from four other businessmen- Chief Emeka Offor, Tony Elumelu, Jim Ovia and Alhaji Samad.
Speaking just before announcing the different gifts, President Jonathan had described the team’s victory in the continental football competition as “awesome victory” for which the team deserves praise.
“In this pre-centenary year, our victory in South Africa is the most precious gift that the Super Eagles have presented to the nation”, the President said.
While describing the failure of Nigeria to qualify for the same competition last year as shameful, the President added that the the victory of the team in the football competition was particularly significant because most people did not give the team made up of local and foreign players any chance of doing well in the competition.
The President who said the team was able to prove the cynics wrong through hard work and determination added that his administration was determined to bring back the glorious days of Nigerian sports.
President Jonathan also assured Coach Stephen Keshi of his full support, adding that “we are here to assist you to achieve even greater success”. The President therefore tasked the Coach to get ready for the qualification matches of the next world cup scheduled for Brazil, adding that Nigeria must be part of the global football fiesta.
Speaking earlier, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, the Minister of Sports had described the triumph of Super Eagles in the African Nations Cup competition as a breath of fresh air, coming about two decades after the country last won the cup. He also noted that Coach Keshi has become a legend as he has won the cup as a player and as a coach.
The Minister who noted that the Sports sector is a very complex one however appealed to “all stakeholders in the sector to put all years of acrimony and rancor behind and stop creating crisis where none exist”.
The players presented the cup to President Jonathan during the reception which also featured photographic sessions with the leadership of the National Assembly who were also present at the occasion. Also present at the occasion were some state governors and Nollywood actors and actresses.
The Super Eagles had earlier arrived in Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja on Tuesday afternoon to a warm reception by fans and government officials. Hundreds of school children lined the route from the Airport to the city centre, waving Nigerian flag as they expected the convoy comprising the team to pass bye. A reception was held for the team by the Bala Mohammed, the minister of Federal Capital Territory.

BANjo Eyes Snoop Dogg’s Collabo  

Afro pop singer, BANjo says  he is working hard to get the attention of American rap star, Snoop Dogg, to feature in his forthcoming debut album.
BANjo told P.M.NEWS Showbiz Trends that the growing popularity of his first single, Tomorrow, has spurred him to aim for more quality production and collaboration so that he can surpass his debut.
“The response of music listeners to my first single has really amazed me. Recently, I was on a radio programme streaming live on the internet, and some fans in far away countries, including Russia and Czech Republic, sent in messages that the song gave them hope that tomorrow would be better than today,” BANjo said.
He said apart from Snoop Dogg, he has his sight on future collabo with other great artistes including MI and Olamide. Already, he has recorded some songs with other Nigerian artistes and with a Latin American singer whose name he is still keeping under wraps. The singer claimed that he is the new artiste with the most Twitter followers to date with over 400,000 followers.
Born Banjo Aladegbami, the singer is a University of Lagos Mathematics and Statistics graduate. BANjo started his music career as a teen from the church. He later became the youngest choir master in the church, while also helping to arrange and direct many music festivals in various towns in his home state, Ekiti, before going to university.
His debut single, Tomorrow, has been described as a fantastic blend of tight musical arrangement, professional production complimented by his voice.

Yaw Calls Funke Akindele To The Bar  

Funke Akindele•Yaw

Popular comedian, Steve ‘Yaw’ Onu has set the stage for the fifth annual edition of his ‘Yaw Live On Stage’ comedy show.
This year’s edition which comes up on 3 March at Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos, will see Yaw present a stage play titled The Bar and it will feature Nollywood top actress Funke Akindele.
“The Bar is a satire that deals with the happenings in the country. All these experiences are presented in a humorous pattern to educate Nigerians without being offensive to anyone, group of people or government of the day,” Yaw said.
The audience will also be treated to live musical performances from M.I, Iyanya, Brymo, African China, Olamide, Phyno and Nosa.
Leading comedians like Akpororo, Klint D Drunk, Funnybone, Senator and MC Abbey will enliven the show with rib-cracking jokes.
Hosts for the day are veteran comedian Alibaba and Bovi.

Banky W Bags N140m Samsung Deal

Banky W

After almost two years of being a Samsung Brand Ambassador, R&B star, Olubankole Wellington, better known as Banky W, has signed his second deal with the leading electronic and convergence technology company, Samsung Electronics West Africa.
P.M.NEWS gathered that the new deal is valued at N140 million. With this sum, Banky W along with Nollywood star, Kate Henshaw will be the face of Samsung Electronics West Africa Mobile Division. They will work together to raise awareness for Samsung mobile products and ultimately contribute to making Samsung phones the preferred brand in the West African sub-region.
Banky W, the Empire Mates Entertainment Chairman, is not slowing down this year as his list of numerous achievements continues to grow. He has also signed endorsement deals with brands such as Etisalat and Coca-Cola. “It pleases me to know that my hard work is recognised and appreciated in different corporate sectors and industries. This is my second run as a Samsung brand ambassador and I’m grateful for the opportunity,” he said.
Brovo Kim, Managing Director, Samsung Electronics West Africa, said of Banky W: “The Samsung brand stands for qualities of innovation, change, discovery, self-expression and excellence in performance and these very same qualities are epitomised by Banky W. We are indeed very proud and privileged to have him as our Brand Ambassador.”
Along with major achievements in his stable including his selection as one of Nigeria’s representatives to lift the Olympic Torch in 2012, the singer and songwriter is set to treat fans to an intimate concert this Valentine as he unveils his hugely anticipated album of the year titled “R&BW”.
The concert will hold at The Civic Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos on Friday, 15 February and it will feature the EME star team, Wizkid, Skales, Niyola, Shaydee and DJ Exclusive led by Banky W himself, along with some of Nigeria’s biggest names such as Wande Coal, Darey, Tiwa Savage, Bez, Blacky and Faze.
Other star performers include Lynxxx, Sound Sultan, Iyanya, Praiz, Omawumi, Waje, J Martins, May D, Chidinma among many others. There will also be appearances by some of Nigeria’s hottest comedians.
There will also be special guest appearance at the special Valentine concert by Don Jazzy and Yvonne Nelson as well as other special surprises.

Obama stakes second term on progressive goals  

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WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday staked his second term on an ambitious bid to mend America, pledging to narrow inequality, reignite the economy, fight gun crime and fix immigration.
Anchoring his annual State of the Union address on domestic priorities, Obama dealt only in passing with churning foreign policy crises, including North Korea’s recent nuclear test and Iran’s controversial atomic program.
Closing in on his goal of ending an era of draining US wars abroad, Obama announced plans to halve US troop numbers in Afghanistan within a year, while vowing that the global pursuit of terror would go on.
He also struck a note of optimism in counseling middle class Americans still gripped by economic angst.
“Together, we have cleared away the rubble of crisis, and can say with renewed confidence that the state of our union is stronger,” Obama said, in a speech punctuated by 23 standing ovations in the House of Representatives.
Barack Obama delivering State of Union address
Barack Obama delivering State of Union address
The address, before a huge national audience, was Obama’s best chance to sell his second-term plans to a divided nation and to stave off the domestic lame duck status all second-term presidents dread.
Obama called for fixing the gaping budget deficit, but described billions of dollars in automatic spending cuts due March 1 as “a really bad idea.”
In an address steeped in progressive ideology, he slammed Republican ideas of adjusting retirement benefits and health care for seniors as “even worse.”
“A growing economy that creates good, middle-class jobs — that must be the North Star that guides our efforts,” Obama said, seeking to turn election vows that everyone should get a “fair shot” into reality.
Obama’s message was unapologetically tailored to a domestic American audience, as he insisted that government investment must bankroll jobs growth.
“He will be about revitalizing the middle class and (easing) a sense of insecurity that has swept through much of the nation,” said Princeton University professor Julian Zelizer.
But Republicans wasted no time in trying to thwart Obama’s plans.
“President Obama? He believes … that the economic downturn happened because our government didn’t tax enough, spend enough and control enough,” said rising star Senator Marco Rubio, giving the Republican rebuttal speech.
“As you heard tonight, his solution to virtually every problem we face is for Washington to tax more, borrow more and spend more.”
Obama’s reflex instinct for compromise has ebbed after years of partisan warfare.
Now he seems intent on leveraging political capital won with his re-election to force his will in Congress, banking on the idea that Republicans will pay the price for standing in the way of ideas voters support.
Obama was at his most passionate when making the case for measures to stem gun violence, following the shocking massacre of 20 kids at a Connecticut elementary school in December.
“If you want to vote no, that’s your choice,” he cried, drawing lawmakers to their feet in an emotional tribute to victims of gun crime.
“These proposals deserve a vote.”
Looking on in the House gallery were the parents of Hadiya Pendleton, a teenager killed in a random shooting not far from the president’s Chicago home days after she took part in his inaugural parade.
In a keenly awaited move, Obama announced the return of 34,000 of the 66,000 US troops in Afghanistan by next February, ahead of a full withdrawal in 2014.
“This drawdown will continue. And by the end of next year, our war in Afghanistan will be over,” he said.
In a brief diversion abroad, Obama said North Korea’s nuclear test Tuesday would only further its isolation, and promised to stand by Asian allies, strengthen missile defense and lead the world in a firm response.
Obama said “Iran must recognize that now is the time for a diplomatic solution,” ahead of new talks with world powers this month on Tehran’s nuclear program, which Western nations and Israel believe is aimed at developing nuclear weapons but Iran defends as entirely peaceful.
Arguing Al-Qaeda was a “shadow” of its former self, Obama pledged to help nations like Yemen, Libya, and Somalia provide for their own security, and to aid allies like France, which is fighting extremists in Mali.
Breaking new ground, Obama announced the start of formal talks between the United States and the European Union on a trans-Atlantic trade pact and previewed a new plan to thwart cyber attacks on US infrastructure.
Despite criticism he ignored the slaughter of nearly 70,000 people in Syria, Obama pledged to keep up pressure on Bashar al-Assad’s regime and said he would stand firm in defense of Israel, which he will visit next month.
He also tried to shame Congress into action on climate change.
“We can choose to believe in the overwhelming judgment of science — and act before it’s too late,” Obama said.
Domestically, Obama said he wanted a bill to reform the broken immigration system to give illegal immigrants a path to citizenship within months — the one area where bipartisan compromise seems likely.
Back in campaign mode, Obama will travel to North Carolina, Georgia and his hometown of Chicago to sell his speech this week

America’s Secret Files: The Untold Biafran story  

TheNEWS’ World Exclusive
Forty three years after the Civil War, the Americans have released their dossiers—21,000 pages of diplomatic dispatches by agents of the United States government.
We’ve combed through them all to reveal the Biafra story, the way never done before.
ojukwu during Biafra war
ojukwu during Biafra war
Read about the accounts of prominent individuals like Chief Richard Akinjide, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu himself, General Olusegun Obasanjo and others on the war.
Read Zik’s story on why Ojukwu hated him; why Akinjide said Ojukwu suffered from megalomania; the reasons Ojukwu gave for killing Victor Banjo and others.
Read about the role of a Catholic reverend father, Kevin Doheny, Ojukwu’s intelligence director.
Read why former head of state, then Lt. Col. Murtala Mohammed, wrote a letter to General Yakubu Gowon, saying:
“One wonders at times: why fight to keep Nigeria as one country if two and half million people in a state of the country cannot live together happily…?”

Majek Fashek: I’m Not Sick  

Majek Fashek
Majek Fashek
Nigeria’s reggae music star, Majek Fashek, who was recently rumoured to be having medical and mental challenges, has claimed that he is not sick.
The Rainmaker was rumoured to have gone berserk, and was chained down at his Gowon Estate, Ipaja, Lagos residence by concerned neighbours, especially when he gets out of control.
It was also reported that Majek now walks around talking to himself and sometimes sits at a bus stop around his area playing his guitar while kids make fun of him. But the musician has denied it all, reiterating that he is mentally and medically balanced.
Speaking with P.M.NEWS on phone yesterday, Majek said he doesn’t know where the rumour about his purported ill health emanated from.
He described the development as the handiwork of idle people who are bent on making issue out of nothing.
“I’m okay. Whoever says that I’m not okay is actually the one that should check himself. As for me, I have become an Orisha (semi-god) so nothing can happen to me. I know what I’m doing,” Majek said one phone.
Earlier in the day, while speaking to P.M.NEWS reporter, Majek’s Personal Assistant and Media Manager, MC Morris, debunked the rumour of the musician’s failing health.
“Don’t mind those people saying rubbish; baba (Majek) is okay. I was still with him yesterday. When I get to his place today, I will put you through to him on phone.”
During a recent interview with P.M.NEWS reporter, Majek, whose real names are Majekodunmi Fasheki, said: “See, people must talk. But they make you more popular; that is the truth. You cannot fight the press, you cannot fight the media. They are the ones that will tell the people what is going on, so I cannot fight the media.”
He further talked about Gangster Raster, the new album he is currently working on. The album, in the words of Majek, is expected to resuscitate his dwindling music career.
“It’s a new ace which someone like Ras Kimono cannot do. Kimono is my boy. I produced him and Victor Essiet and a whole lot of others. What I’m saying is that my new album is not in Kimono’s level; I’m on a higher level just like Michael Jackson and James Brown who was a master to Fela Kuti.”
Majek further said that he and MC Morris now have a company called Underground System Records. The company, which he claimed is already registered in Los Angeles, California, was created because of young musicians.
“Morris is close to the young ones like Tuface and Wizkid, and I’m happy to see them shine. We intend to register the company here as well and use it as a platform to get the youths out of the streets and criminality. I’m an American citizen. I may decide to go back there now because my wife and children are there. But I’m here because Nigerians are suffering and there is nobody to speak for them. Fela is gone, and Femi cannot do it because he is weak. I fear nobody because I’m a gangster…”
Majek is convinced that he is back in Nigeria to lead a revolution, because according to him, it takes a revolution to make a solution.
“There are many kinds of revolution. There is bloody revolution, but we don’t want that for Nigerians. What Nigerians need is a tactful revolution, so that we won’t shed human blood. What we want is revolution of freedom. Like Bob Marley said, “emancipate your self from mental slavery… That is the revolution I’m working on. I have a temple and shrine, and everyday, I pray against bloodshed among my people.

Bandits raid Nigerian bank, attack police station  

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A Nigerian bank and a police post were attacked by bandits overnight in Ode-Omu, Gbongan in Nigeria’s State of Osun.
The robbers operated about 1a.m. and caused panic among residents of the town by shooting sporadically, witnesses said.
The hoodlums escaped before the police arrived.
A passer-by, identified as Tirimisiyu, was hit by a stray bullet and died before he could get medical attention.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Osun, Mrs Folashade Odoro, confirmed the incident and said that the bank manager claimed the robbers stole N10 million and 6,000 dollars from the bank.
She said the police had intensified efforts to arrest the robbers and had also begun investigation into the incident.

Man Punches Woman To Death  

A 27-year old man,  Sholanke Yusuf has landed in trouble after he allegedly punched a 55-year old woman, Nwankpa Ego, for abusing him.  And she collapsed and died in Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.
He is now facing a  murder charge at Magistrate’s Court  Lagos under the Criminal Code.
Yusuf, who is now in prison custody at Ikoyi, reportedly landed a vicious blow on late Ego’s nose for abusing him during a quarrel.
The incident happened at about 9.00 p. m at Olufowobi street, Itire, Lagos where both the defendant and the victim reside.
P.M.NEWS gathered the woman was seriously injured and she started bleeding and later slumped. Before she was rushed to a hospital she was already dead.
She was merely certified dead at the hospital by the doctor and her body was deposited at Isolo  mortuary for autopsy.
Yusuf was arrested and charged to court for murder and his plea was not taken.
Rather, the presiding Magistrate, Mrs. S.K. Matepo ordered that he should be remanded in prison custody, while his file should be duplicated and sent to the DPP for advice.

Man Punches Woman To Death  

A 27-year old man,  Sholanke Yusuf has landed in trouble after he allegedly punched a 55-year old woman, Nwankpa Ego, for abusing him.  And she collapsed and died in Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.
He is now facing a  murder charge at Magistrate’s Court  Lagos under the Criminal Code.
Yusuf, who is now in prison custody at Ikoyi, reportedly landed a vicious blow on late Ego’s nose for abusing him during a quarrel.
The incident happened at about 9.00 p. m at Olufowobi street, Itire, Lagos where both the defendant and the victim reside.
P.M.NEWS gathered the woman was seriously injured and she started bleeding and later slumped. Before she was rushed to a hospital she was already dead.
She was merely certified dead at the hospital by the doctor and her body was deposited at Isolo  mortuary for autopsy.
Yusuf was arrested and charged to court for murder and his plea was not taken.
Rather, the presiding Magistrate, Mrs. S.K. Matepo ordered that he should be remanded in prison custody, while his file should be duplicated and sent to the DPP for advice.

Man Loses N6m To Fake Pastors  

Two suspected conmen parading themselves as spiritualists and prayer warriors to dupe unsuspecting members of the  public have been arrested by the police at the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Adeniji Adele, Lagos Island, southwest Nigeria.
They allegedly obtained the sum of N6 million from Mobolaji Adebayo Ojomo on the pretext of offering special prayer for him to solve his spiritual problems and cleanse his mouth odour to enable him get his Canada visa to travel abroad, a claim they knew to be false.
The suspects, Sunday Omogbehin, 46, and Olawale Adeniyi, 42, were arraigned  before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court on a two-count charge of felony, obtaining money by false pretence and stealing.
The police prosecutor C.N. Odii stated that the accused were arrested following a written complaint by  Ojomo that the accused in March, 2012 at 15, Oyenuga Street, Aguda, Lagos, deceived and collected the sum of N6 million from him in Lagos state and Mowe town in Ogun State, southwest Nigeria, on the pretext of offering him special prayers and cleansing his mouth odour to enable him obtain a visa from Canada Embassy to travel abroad without stress.
He claimed that the accused told him that the special prayer and treating his mouth odour would mesmerized the embassy officers not to bother to ask him sensitive questions before issuing him his visa.
He stated that he believed them and started paying them money until they got about N6 million from him, yet nothing happen, and the accused started to evade him before he reported the matter to the police.
The offences the accused commited contravene sections 409 and 312 (21) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State  2011.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges and the presiding Chief Magistrate, Mrs. O. Osi, admitted them on bail in the sum of N250,000 with two sureties each in like sum who must show proof of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
She adjourned the matter while the defendants were moved to Ikoyi Prisons pending when they could meet their bail conditions.

ABU sacks registrar  

Authorities of Nigeria’s Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, have relieved the registrar of the institution, Dr Isah Mohammed-Abbas, of his appointment.
The Vice chancellor, Professor Abdullahi Mustapha, in a letter sent to Mohammed-Abbas conveyed the dismissal.
“Following the allegation that you did not hand over your duties to the designated officer when leaving for Hajj, you appeared before a panel set up by the Governing Council of ABU.
“The Council, at its 151 regular meeting held on Jan. 25 and Jan. 26, considered the report submitted by the panel after careful deliberations.
“The council was satisfied that you committed various acts of misconduct in violation of the condition of your appointment as registrar of ABU.
“Consequently, upon the confirmation and satisfaction that you have committed the alleged misconduct, the council has approved your removal as registrar, ABU, with effect from January 26, 2013,” the letter stated.

UEFA Champions League: 200m Fans To Watch Real, Man U Match  

The worldwide television audience and number of bets anticipated for Wednesday night’s match between Manchester United and Real Madrid should break all records for a last 16 tie of the tournament.
Today’s grudge match between Jose Mourinho’s men and the English team should be the most watched Champions League match of all time. Kevin Alavy, Managing Director of Sport+Entertainment, an agency specialising in sport sponsorship, is expecting a global audience of about 200 million.
“It may well be that this is the most watched last-16 match in the history of the Champions League,” he said.
The tie is also poised to attract the most bets. William Hill were expecting 20m pounds to be wagered in the UK alone, only 5million pounds less than the 2011 final between United and Barcelona at Wembley.
Real Madrids Ronaldo and Van Persie of Man United
Real Madrids Ronaldo and Van Persie of Man United
Ahead of the crucial match, Sir Alex Ferguson has warned his United troops they cannot blow their ‘acid test’ in the Bernabeu.
Fergie believes if they topple the Spaniards, they can go all the way to Euro glory.
He said: “This is the acid test, no doubt about that, and we have to get through to win this competition.
“This is so important to both clubs, we cannot think of failing.”
Asked if his United team can emulate those of 1968, 1999 and 2008 and lift the European Cup, Ferguson added: “Yeah, I think so.
“They have a great spirit about them.
“People say this one is not as good as the teams of the past but sometimes you can have foggy recollections of teams from the past — I do myself.
“But this team doesn’t know when it is beaten, which is a good asset, and it has some quality players, too.
“Jose Mourinho summed up this tie perfectly, it’s a game everyone has waited for.
“It’s a fantastic challenge, two clubs who embrace the best parts of football.” Fergie’s side lead the Premier League title race by 12 points, while Mourinho’s Real are third in La Liga.
Ferguson added: “I think it is a good time to play them. We have a fantastic lead in the Premier League and we have everyone fit.”
Fergie dismissed the description of Wayne Rooney by one Madrid paper as a hooligan.
He said: “I’m not interested in what a Madrid paper says. He can’t speak or read Spanish, so we will be all right.”

Lola’s Franktalk: Excuse Me! You need some manners

Hello people, still talking on manners. In the last article I mentioned that we will discuss awkward situations and what is expected or the right etiquette for the situation.
Scenario 1: you are in a public transport and someone is playing music from his/her phone. The music is blaring loudly plus it’s a song like Fuji or something. Now, don’t you just think that is plain rudeness?
You have all had a long day and would like to ride back home in peace.
It is very rude for you to inconvenience other people that way. If you need to listen to music from your phone, then use head phones. If you don’t have head phones then wait till you are in the confines of your home to do it.
Consider the fact that not everyone listens to your kind of music, some actually do but need peace and quiet at that point in time.
Scenario 2:  You are a guest at a particular place; the host has been nice enough to set up the guest room, just so you can be comfortable.
You stay for a couple of nights, start to feel a little too comfortable and then decide to bring in a pet to live with you.
Yeah! Very rude right?
When you are visiting someone, the best thing to do is ask about the rules that guide them in the house. Some people are allergic to animals and get a reaction from just the smell of animals of from coming in contact with the animals’ fur.
I would love to get feedback from you all. Please tell me about awkward situations you have been in or those you witnessed and let us have some fun discussing the solutions.

GT The Guitarman - Ejika [Shoulder] (3.5 MiB, 219 hits)

  GT The Guitarman - Ejika [Shoulder] (3.5 MiB, 219 hits)

What people wore: Delphino Entertainment�s �Glow in the Dark� Party

By on November 25, 2012
The city of Abuja glowed on the 27th of October, 2012 with the�Glow in the Dark�themed party at Play Lounge. The event which was organized by�Delphino Entertainment�kicked off with a red carpet session that featured some stylish people and outfits. Photos below.

What people wore: Delphino Entertainment�s �Glow in the Dark� Party

By on November 25, 2012
The city of Abuja glowed on the 27th of October, 2012 with the�Glow in the Dark�themed party at Play Lounge. The event which was organized by�Delphino Entertainment�kicked off with a red carpet session that featured some stylish people and outfits. Photos below.

Fashion models cover February edition of Mania magazine

Photographer: Kelechi Amadi-Obi. Stylist: Dimeji Alara. Make-up: Bimpe Onakoya
Models: Binta Sani, Oiza Atoyebi, Ngozi Ugo, Emilia Faturoti, Moyin Arowosola.


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Valentine Special: Praiz feat Seyi Shay – For You (Bonus Track included)


Praiz releases twain love songs just in time for the season. The first is “For You”, a duet with the breathtaking diva, Seyi Shay
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Kim Kardashian flashes breast in Elle Magazine, March edition

Glamorzon: Kim Kardashian shows off her curvy figure in a low cut white Viktor & Rolf and a beaded wool Roberto Cavalli blazer
Kim Kardashian,�Kardashian, styled by�Nicola Formichetti�– formerly�Lady Gaga‘s stylist — for the shoot, in which she rocks retro hair, extra-dramatic eyebrows and three classic looks. In one shot she�displays ample cleavage in a beaded wool blazer by Roberto Cavalli and a $2,995 Viktor and Rolf dress. In another, she channels Sofia Loren in a crewneck, cardigan and skirt by Sister by Sibling plus $640 Giuseppe Zanotti pumps. She looks evidently photographed before her headline-making pregnancy.
trademark with a twist: Kim looked sultry as she posed in her leopardskin dress and gold shoes

Fashion models cover February edition of Mania magazine

Photographer: Kelechi Amadi-Obi. Stylist: Dimeji Alara. Make-up: Bimpe Onakoya
Models: Binta Sani, Oiza Atoyebi, Ngozi Ugo, Emilia Faturoti, Moyin Arowosola.

Agbani Darego Stuns in Natures Gentle Touch official 2013 Campaign

Leading hair care brand Natures Gentle Touch has officially released her 2013 Campaign images featuring Agbani Darego. The brand’s spokesperson informed that Agbani Darego will feature prominently in new hair and scalp care products that will be launched this year as well as commercials that will follow suit. There are also plans for the former Miss world alongside her co-ambassador for the brand, Oluchi Onweagba-Orlandi to embark on an engagement tour across Nigeria where they will share their experiences with consumers, and offer guidance to individuals who want to establish a career in the world of fashion, style and beauty.
Natures Gentle Touch is hair care brand that provides solutions to different hair and scalp problems like dandruff, hair breakage, hair loss, slow hair growth, traction alopecia, weak and damaged hair. The brand is owned by Recare limited which is a personal style brand that is involved in the research, development and marketing of beauty products for Africans living in Africa….”
Here are Agbani Darego’s stunning images for the campaign:


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Photo Scandal: Kate Middleton exposes baby bump in bikini wear

St James�s Palace, which represents the royal couple, is furious after pregnant�Kate Middleton�was snapped with her�bare baby bump exposed�on vacation to Mustique with her husband�Prince William�� and Italian gossip magazine�Chi�featured the pics on the cover of their magazine.
The palace said the photos, which were taken on the island of Mustique � an exclusive�resort�island � were a �breach of privacy.�
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African Cup Champions Super Eagles Of Nigeria Arrive Abuja (Read 6956 times)

Members of the national team, the Super Eagles along with their technical crew and officials of the Nigerian Football Federation arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at 3:15pm to a tumultuous crowd of jubilant supporters and residents of the FCT.


Meanwhile, the Minister of State for Federal Capital Territory, Oloye Olajumoke Akinjide, on Tuesday commended the Super Eagles for making the nation proud at the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2013.

 Akinjide was elated by the fact that the senior national team was led to victory by a Nigerian coach, Stephen Keshi and also assisted by Assistant Coach, Daniel Amokachi, a Nigerian.

She noted that the team captained by Fenerbah├že of Turkey defender, Joseph Yobo, displayed a high level of commitment, dedication and patriotism.

According to the minister, the team’s victory at AFCON 2013 has restored the nation’s pride and positioned the country in its rightful place as “Giant of Africa in the area of football.”


“The AFCON’s triumph, which is coming after 19 years, is an indication of a better future for the country. We need to remain focus, discipline and determine. Nigeria is surely getting better in the areas sports and the economy.

“I express my heartfelt congratulation to the coach and our spectacular Super Eagles, for making Nigeria proud. I enjoin all Nigerians to learn from the strong determination, the will to succeed and patriotic zeal that brought victory to the team and the Nation,” said Akinjide, who oversees the FCT Department of Sports in the Social Development Secretariat.


The minister urged the team not to rest on its oars but to strive and work towards achieving a similar feat at the forthcoming FIFA Confederation Cup and FIFA World Cup in Brazil in 2014.

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