Throwback: Photos that prove Oba of Lagos intentionally humiliated Ooni of Ife

Few days, the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, made news headline for allegedly disgracing the Ooni of Ife at a function. According to the statement credited to the Oba of Lagos' palace, Oba Akiolu who
snubbed the Ooni of Ife, was trying to bring back an old way of greeting.

Nigerians have dug out photos of the Oba greeting people, and its no way like the way he
'snubbed' the Ooni of Ife.
Here's what High-Chief Humanbeing Oyede wrote;

Man U Pays last respect to fans who died in Calabar, wear black armbands during game

 Manchester United players paid their last respect to over 30 fans who died in Calabar, Cross Rivers State during their UEFA Europa League quarter-final match against Anderlecht which they won 3-2 on aggregate, they put on black armbands during their 1-1 game against Swansea City. The club had announced before the kickoff that the players will wear black armbands to mourn the football fans who died in Calabar when they got electrocuted while watching the Europa league game.

Pres Buhari is healthy enough to run for a second term- Rotimi Amaechi

Does Buhari deserve a second victory? Minister of Transport and ex Rivers state governor, Rotimi Amaechi think so, Amaechi says President Buhari is healthy enough to run for a second term in office come 2019. Amaechi said this while responding to questions in a recent interview with Channels TV.
“If you look at the president since he came to the country, you will see there is a huge improvement. He’s regaining his weight.
This is a 74-year old man, he is no longer a 58 years old man. He is not 50. He is not a young man. I will advise that he should. The president is fit enough to govern and if he makes the decision to run again, if he does, I don't think there is anything wrong in supporting him"he said

100 level student of Unilag commits suicide after being shammed publicly by room mate (photos)

A 100level student of Employee Relations and Human Resource Management of the University of Lagos, decided to take her life after being disgraced by her room mates. The girl who has been identified as Ayibiri Ayomide, allegedly took sniper (insecticide) after her room mates disgraced her publicly after some missing items in their room, was found in her bag.

It was gathered that her mum, who is also a staff of Unilag had already settled the
debts from the theft before the girl's demise. Here's what Ajani Damilola who shared the story wrote;
"With a disheartening heart, we write to inform you of the Demise😭 of Ariyibi Ayomide, a Student of Unilag, From the faculty of business administration in department of Employee Relations and Human Resources Management (ER & HRM), 100 Level.

Full story: 

"Nigeria will dance out of recession in a few weeks time" - Lai Mohammed

Nigeria’s minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has asserted that Nigerian economy will gradually move out of recession.
At the biennial convention of the Nigerian guild of Editors that held in Lagos on Saturday, Mohammed, who was represented by the Managing director of the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN), Onanuga Bayo, stated that the recession would end by June 2017.
In his words; “There have been other pointers for the good news as well. For two consecutive months, the National Bureau of Statistics has also reported a fall in the inflation rate.The exchange rate is regaining some sanity.As I said earlier, the worst appears to be over. We are clawing out of the woods of recession in weeks from now”
The minister also pointed out that the collective will of the Nigerian populace aided in making sure the recession did not relapse to a depression.

"The youth of Nigeria are the country's secret weapon" - CNN's Richard Quest

 CNN International anchor (Quest Means Business)  Richard Quest who is in Nigeria for filming around Lagos has praised the Nigerian youths resilient spirit despite governments failure.

The youth of Nigeria are the country's secret weapon. I've been impressed with the young people I've met here

Anthony Joshua recreate Mohammed Ali style as he ended Klitschko heavyweight era (photos)

As they say, "Champion Imitate champion"- Anthony Joshua real name Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua who was rejected by the then Nigerian Olypic coach Obisia Nwankpa at the Beijing 2008 Olympic game when he indicated an interest in representing the country, Joshua, after the disappointment, never gave up, he moved to the U.K where he was accepted with open arm. Now, Joshua the rejected one by his own, defeated 27th time champ Russian Wladimir Klitschko in an epic Wembley battle yesterday. Here's the moment Anthony Joshua did a Mohammed Ali as he ended the Klitschko heavyweight era.
See another Mohammed Ali stance he pulled off after the cut.

Lagos govt may prosecute actress Mercy Aigbe husband for alleged battering

There are indications that Lanre Gentry, husband of popular Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe may be prosecuted for wife battery as Lagos State government has begun investigation into the matter, Telegraph reports.

As gathered by the Newspaper, the Edo State-born actress has dragged her hotelier husband, Gentry, to the Lagos Ministry of Women Affairs for investigation and prosecution over alleged battery and assault.
A top official with ministry who doesn’t want his name mentioned, revealed that the case has been brought to the attention of the body; stressing it is a matter of urgency due to the mandate given to the ministry by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to crack down on domestic violence especially against women.

My Dad Told Me Not To Leave JESUS- Reekado Banks

Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon, better known by his stage name Reekado Banks in a chat with Sunday Scoops revealed his father warned him not to leave Jesus Christ when he heard from his mom that he was going into music. The young singer also spoke about his music family- MAVIN, saying the only thing they have between them is a healthy relationship.
Reekado Banks
“My parents have always been supportive and they want the best for their children. When I initially told my mother about my intention, she had no problem with it. She then told my dad and he was okay with it too but said he wanted to be sure that I wouldn’t leave Jesus Christ,” he said.
On what has changed about him since he became popular, he said, “I am still the same person I used

Anthony Joshua knocks out Wladimir Klitschko: world heavyweight title fight

Anthony Joshua established himself as the new king of heavyweight boxing on Saturday at Wembley Stadium, surviving an explosive showdown to defeat Wladimir Klitschko with a TKO in front of more than 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium.

Joshua, the 2012 Olympic champ, floored Klitschko in the fifth round and finished his rival in the 11th with two knockdowns before the fight was stopped.
"I'm a little bit emotional," Joshua said. "I dug deep. I'm only going to improve. Boxing is about character. When you go into the trenches, that's where you find out who you are."

What a husband told his wife the night of their wedding

My wife, everyone has gone home. The music is quiet, the celebration is over. Our wedding was beautiful but it is now in the past. We have finished the wedding/marriage, it is now time to build our marriage. 
All that is left now is the two of us… What we will become tomorrow, starts from tonight. Our life is no longer the same.
 There was a day you put on one red dress… You looked so beautiful in it. That Day I wanted to just touch you! We were in the Cinema and I was so tempted. I wanted to just take you inside the toilet and kiss you but I couldn’t. Guess what? Now I have you forever, I can do that everyday.

Nigerians slam Lai Mohammed for saying Senegal makes the best jellof rice (photos)

Nigeria's Minister for Information, Lai Mohammed, should have known better than to say that Senegal makes the best Jellof rice when asked by CNN reporter, Richard Quest.

CNN's Richard Quest recently asked Nigeria's information minister, Lai Mohammed, 'Which
country makes the best Jollof Rice? ' Responding to this, Lai responded said, 'I'll probably say Senegal'. Nigerians who have waged Jellof war with different countries before now, have taken to Twitter to call the Minister out for this heart breaking response.

More tweets after the cut;

Police Rascality: Bruises spotted on corpse of Delta Politician who died in Police custody

New details have emerged on the cause of the death of former Director of Direct Labour Agency, Chief Lucky Ayomanor who allegedly died of cardiac arrest while in Police custody in Sapele, Delta State.
Photos released revealed that the late politician, reportedly sustained bruises and also swollen eyes in the course of his arrest.

Though his autopsy result is yet to be made public, it was gathered that Chief Ayomanor was accosted and searched by the police, who were on a “stop” and “search” duty along
Gana road in Sapele. It was alleged that a fully loaded revolver and pump action, was discovered in

Should Oba Rilwan Akiolu apologise to Ooni of Ife?

The dust raised by the way the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, snubbed the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, at a public event recently has yet to settle, as more persons have continued to react to the incident. In the 25 seconds video, which revealed what transpired between them, the Ooni of Ife arrived at the venue of the event where Oba Akiolu sat beside the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe. The Ooni walked over to greet the monarchs, but as soon as he offered the Oba of Lagos a handshake, Oba Akiolu looked away and dismissed him with a wave of the hand. Given the outrage that had greeted the incident, with many castigating the Oba of Lagos for such disposition towards the Ooni,

Saturday PUNCH spoke to some Yoruba elders to get their reactions to the issue
It’ll be good if Oba Akiolu can apologise – Chief Ayo Adebanjo
The action of the Oba of Lagos is condemnable; it is not done in Yorubaland. It does not depict the office of a monarch. Going by the outrage that his action has generated, it will be a step in the right direction if he could apologise to the Ooni. I think he should do it, but I doubt if he will, knowing the type of person that Oba Akiolu is.
I’m sure Akiolu wouldn’t intend to insult Ooni – Senator Anthony Adefuye, Secretary, Yoruba Unity Forum

Navy Seal Describes How He Took Out The World's Most Wanted Man...Osama Bin Laden

The navy seal who said he killed Osama Bin Laden has described the moment he pulled the trigger and shot the world's most wanted man in the head.

Robert O'Neill, 41, a decorated veteran who fought in more than 400 separate combat missions, recounted his distinguished career in his new memoir The Operator.
The new book details the historic night in 2011 he stormed the high-security compound in Abbottobad, Pakistan.
 As signs began to suggest the leader of al-Qaeda was indeed inside, O'Neill reminded himself to savor the moment knowing it was likely he wouldn't make it out alive.

"President is public property, So Declare your health status", Soyinka tells Buhari

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has charged  President Muhammadu Buhari to disclose the true state of his health to Nigerians, stating that the President is a public proper
Soyinka, at a forum in Lagos on Friday, themed, ‘Sacred Cow’, described the speculations surrounding the President’s true state of health as avoidable.
The Nobel laureate saidBuhari’s failure to publicly disclose his state of health had increased political manipulations in the country.
Buhari was on Wednesday absent from the Federal Executive Council meeting and the Juma’at service at the mosque in the Presidential Villa on Friday.
Soyinka said, “Why is the President hiding his state of health? He’s supposed to understand he’s public property; me, I’m still private property, that’s why I’m not in Aso Rock (Presidential Villa).
“Once you are in Aso Rock, or you occupy a similar position, you have a responsibility to come out frankly to your citizens.

Trump Says First 100 Days Were A Success

President Trump dismissed the idea that he hasn't had legislative success in his first 100 days in office, claiming 28 bills have been passed.
Despite noted setbacks, including his failure to replace Obamacare, the President said he doesn't think 'anybody' has accomplished what his administration has in 100 days, while simultaneously calling the milestone a 'false standard.'

Although there has been no major legislation passed, Trump told Fox News's Martha MacCallum in an exclusive interview: 'First of all, we had 28 bills.'
The 28 laws, which don't include the myriad executive orders he has signed, include two that name Veterans Affairs clinics in honor of people, 13 that repeal Obama-era rules and five related

Nigerians release list of 6 'kings' GREATER than Oba of Lagos (No 4 will crack your ribs)

The video showing Oba Rilwan Akiolu of Lagos snubbing the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has continued to generate controversy, arguments and counter-arguments. Now it has generated a hilarious thread on social media platform, Twitter.
 While many have condemned Oba Akiolu, some research proves that he has some problems with his sight. Of course, Nigerians have found a funny angle to the story.
A Twitter user decided to create a funny thread of kings who are greater than, Oba Rilwan Akiolu of Lagos, below is what he came up with as others joined in:
  1. Oba Elegushi- Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi (Kusenla III) is the youngest Oba in Lagos state,

See Full List Of The Army Officers Compulsorily Retired By President Buhari, 90% Southerners

See Full List Of The Army Officers Compulsorily Retired By President Buhari, 90% Southerners
Below is a full list of names of military officers compulsorily retired by Muhammadu Buhari and their region of origin. 90% are southerners;
Maj. Gen TC Ude (SE)
Maj. Gen LC Ilo (SE)
Maj. Gen IN Ijoma (SE)

Biafran Agitator, Nnamdi Kanu Meets Bail Condition, Regain Freedom After Two-Year Detention

The leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has left Kuje prison in Abuja after spending close to two years of detention by the Nigerian government. A prison source told Saharareporters left the prison yard a few minutes ago after fulfilling his bail conditions, his co-defendants in a treason trial remained in detention.
Earlier this week, a Federal High Court in Abuja, citing concerns about Mr. Kanu’s health, granted bail to the separatist agitator on stringent conditions.
Three sources told SaharaReporters that Mr. Kanu's immediate release followed a series of negotiations between a few politicians and activists from the Igbo-dominated southeast geopolitical zone and members of President Muhammadu Buhari's government. Speaking on condition of anonymity, one of the sources, a close associate of Mr. Buhari’s administration, disclosed that one of the central concerns of the negotiations was to find ways of de-escalating the political tension that has arisen due to renewed agitation by pro-Biafra separatists led by Mr. Kanu and others.

BREAKING: Buhari absent as three governors pray inside Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari was on Friday absent at the Juma’at service held inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The President has been joining Muslim faithful for the prayers inside a mosque near his office since he stopped attending the service at the National Mosque, Abuja.
Three state governors who apparently planned to join Buhari for the prayers were however present.
President Muhammadu Buhari last week at Aso Rock Mosque
The governors who attended the prayer session included Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun); Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara); and Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano).
The governors had on Thursday joined their colleagues for a meeting of the National Economic Council at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Shekarau Wants Goje Quizzed Over Cleric’s Assassination Plot

Former Kano State Governor Ibrahim Shekarau has urged the Nigeria Police Force to interrogate Senator Danjuma Goje on how he got possession of documents on the alleged assassination of late Sheikh Jaafaru Adam.
Former Minister of Education, Ibrahim Shekarau,,
“We would be glad if the police could question Senator Goje on how got the document kept over the years as well as make more clarification regarding the source and credibility of the document,” Shekarau, who was also a former presidential aspirant under the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party in the 2011 election, said on Friday in Kano through his spokesperson, Ghali Sadiq.

Pope Francis In Egypt Amid a Christian retreat across the Middle East

Factbox - Who are Egypt's Coptic Christians?

Pope Francis, making a two-day visit to Egypt, urged Muslim leaders on Friday to unite in renouncing religious extremism at a time when Islamist militants are targeting ancient Christian communities across the Middle East.Francis's trip, aimed at improving Christian-Muslim ties, comes just three weeks after Islamic State suicide bombers killed at least 45 people in two Egyptian churches.

"Let us say once more a firm and clear 'No!' to every form of violence, vengeance and hatred carried out in the name of religion or in the name of God," the pope told a peace conference at Egypt's highest Islamic authority, Al-Azhar.
"Together let us affirm the incompatibility of violence and faith, belief and hatred," he said at the 1,000-year-old Sunni Muslim seat of learning.

Emmanuel Macron French Likely Next President Who Married His Class Teacher Unique Love Story

French economy minister Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Trogneux, arrive at the Élysée Palace in Paris, June 2015. (Photo: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters)
As France prepares to hold the first round of voting in its presidential election Sunday, one prominent, far-right candidate is receiving attention for her populist, nationalist policies — and her political resemblance to President Trump in the U.S. But it’s another candidate whose profile seems, at least to Americans, quintessentially French.
Emmanuel Macron is a 39-year-old former investment banker and economy minister and a current favorite in the election, which, after Sunday’s voting, will almost certainly be decided in a May 7 runoff. Considered a centrist candidate, Macron is running under the banner of the En Marche! (Forward!) movement, which he founded in 2016 after leaving the Socialist Party.

8,672 Nigerians involved in road mishap in Q1 2017, 1,466 died, says NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) yesterday released the Q1 2017 ‘Road Transport Data’ report which reflected that a total of 2,556 road crashes occurred in the country during the first quarter of this year out of which 8,672 Nigerians got injured while 1,466 died.
A review of the report shows that 8,151 of the 8,672 Nigerians that got injured, representing 94 percent of the figure, are adults while the remaining 521, representing 6 percent of the figure are children.
According to the report, a total of 1,466 Nigerians got killed in the road traffic crashes recorded in Q1; 1,363 of the 1,466 Nigerians that got killed, representing 9 percent of the figure, are adults while the remaining 103 Nigerians, representing 7 percent of the figure are children. Also, 1,164 male Nigerians, representing 79 percent got killed in road crashes in Q1 while 302 female Nigerians, representing 21 percent, got killed.

I Warned Jonathan Of Northern Conspiracy Against Him, David Mark Says

Why I Chose Annie To Be My Wife – 2face Idibia Opens Up

Music star, “2face” Idibia who recently celebrated his one year wedding anniversary in a recent interview talks about marriage, how he handles rumours about him.

On how he ensures a smooth sail with his image as a top celebrity
The Idibias
The truth is that, now that this has happened, I am not going to ignore such battering of image any more. We will consider and take legal actions against such people. We are not going to sit down and watch that any more. About my image, I try to be a loyal Nigerian

Is It Harmful To Eat Eggs During Pregnancy? + 8 Effective Exercises To Induce Labour

Eggs are a source of incredible nutrients which make them a superfood. They possess necessary nutrients in the form of fats, minerals, protein, vitamins A and D, which are all very essential for pregnant women. This article helps you know whether it is safe to eat eggs during pregnancy.
Benefits of Eating Eggs During Pregnancy:
Here are some of the health benefits of eating eggs when pregnant:
Photo published for 8 Effective Exercises To Induce Labour - INFORMATION NIGERIA
1. Rich In Proteins:
Eggs contain the right amount of proteins that are essential for the growing fetus. Every cell of the developing fetus is made up of protein. Therefore, having eggs in sufficient quantity will be helpful.
2. Brain Development:
Eggs contain Omega 3 fatty acids and choline, which are essential for brain health and overall growth. It also prevents the onset of neural tube defects in your baby.
3. Regulates Cholesterol:

See what happened when Ooni of Ife Aderemi visited Oyo in 1965

6 Scary things that would have happened if Oba of Lagos snubbed Ooni of Ife in the olden days

Social media has been abuzz with news that the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Aremu Akiolu, publicly disrespected the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi II at a recent event.
Ultimate King Style battle: Ooni of Ife vs Oba of Lagos (Photos)
The 27 second video which surfaced on Tuesday, April 25, has continued to generate controversy, arguments and counter-arguments.
The Oba of Lagos has been trending on Twitter for over 24 hours with many Nigerians criticizing him for his action.
However, report has it that the Oba of Lagos did not “shun” the Ooni on purpose as he has a problem with his sight and has suffered from Glaucoma for 21 year. He may not have realised who had come to greet him.

One year after your ex dumped you, he/she texts you saying she still wants a 'deep and special relationship' with you. Your response?

Katsina 51, Lagos 5, Enugu 9, Kano 25: SSS In Another Recruitment Scandal As Northern States Highly Favoured

The State Security Services just recruited some cadets with most of them from the north - Katsina had the highest with 51 Cadet
 - Akwa Ibom had the lowest with 5 The State Security Service (SSS) is currently embroidered in a recruitment scandal with most of the new recruits coming from the north while a few from the rest of the country.
Daura, DSS boss
 According to Premium Times, the agency commissioned 479 cadet officers after their passing-out ceremony which took place in Lagos and was attended by the director-general of the SSS, Lawal Daura, and the Chief of Air Staff, Abubakar Sadique.
 A check on the new recruits showed a wide disparity between those from the north and those from

Cambodian Actress Handed A Year Ban After posting Raunchy photos on Facebook

A Cambodian actress has promised to be “less sexy” after she got banned from working for a year over Facebook posts the country’s Ministry of Culture says were too raunchy.

Actress Denny Kwan, 24, who has starred in several music videos, was punished because the ministry judged that she had failed to keep a written promise she made last May to dress in a less sexy way.

Lagos is Nigeria’s most indebted state with highest domestic, foreign debts

Lagos State, which has the highest domestic debt among all 36 states, also has the highest foreign debt as at December 31, 2016, according to official figures.
Other states with high foreign debts include Kaduna, Edo, Cross River and Ogun, the Debt Management Office, DMO, said.
Lagos State governor, Akinwumi Ambode
""We need to borrow more"" Lagos State governor, Akinwumi Ambode
A document obtained from the DMO revealed that the total foreign debts of the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, as well as the Federal Government of Nigeria, FGN, was $11.406 billion as at December 31, 2016.
A breakdown of the figures showed that Lagos state topped the list of foreign indebted states with a total of $1.380 billion foreign debt.

Delta Politician Dies In Police Custody

A prominent politician and former Director-General of the state Direct Labour Agency, Chief Lucky Ayomanor, has died while in the custody of the police in Sapele.

  Chief Ayomanor reportedly slumped and died at the hands of police operatives after he was allegedly beaten and maltreated over an allegation of being in possession of a loaded firearm on Wednesday.
It was gathered that the late politician was arrested at 9pm around the popular Gana area of Sapele while driving to pay his elder brother a visit at his home.
Chief Ayomanor was a member of the Peoples Democratic Party having recently decamped from the All Progressives Party.
He contested the Sapele House of Assembly seat under the Labour Party in 2011 but lost to PDP.

Adamawa Speaker beats up police sergeant

The Speaker of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Kabiru Mijinyawa,  has beaten up a police sergeant attached to him.
A witness told journalists in Yola Thursday that the Speaker got angry when the policeman complained about non-payment of his allowances. The Speaker grabbed the policeman and slapped him severally until the man was rescued by some security men around.
“The dazed sergeant was rescued by a civil defence man who had to remind the Speaker that he was beating up a policeman,” the witness said.
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Othman Abubakar confirmed the development, saying the
commander in charge of Yola Area Command was handling the matter.

Attempts to talk to the Speaker were unsuccessful as he did not respond to calls and text messages sent to him.

Spanish women charged with religious offence after they carried a plastic vagina though a city to protest homophobia

Three leaders of feminist protesters have found themselves in trouble with Spanish authority after they marched through the Spanish city of Seville carrying a huge plastic vagina during a workers' demonstration in May 2014 to protest against homophobia. They could be hit with jail term after the protest was deemed a religious hate crime.

Oba of Lagos denies snubbing Ooni of Ife at public function

Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, has denied snubbing the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi at a public function some days ago. A video made rounds on social media showing the Oba of Lagos acknowledging the greeting of the Ooni of Ife in an unfriendly manner

Many Nigerians reacted to the video, calling out the Oba for being "rude" to the Ooni who is believed to be the most superior monarch in Yoruba land.
Speaking through one of his white cap chiefs, Lateef Aderibigbe Ajose, the Lagos Monarch said he did not ignore the Ooni of Ife at the public function as being interpreted by many Nigerians. Lateef

I Thought Being President Would Be Easier Than My Old Life, Trump says

 President Donald Trump on Thursday reflected on his first 100 days in office with a wistful look at his life before the White House.
"I loved my previous life. I had so many things going," Trump told Reuters in an interview. "This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier."
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an interview with Reuters in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 27, 2017.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an interview with Reuters in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 27, 2017. He misses driving, feels as if he is in a cocoon, and is surprised how hard his new job is.

A wealthy businessman from New York, Trump assumed public office for the first time when he entered the White House on Jan. 20 after he defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in an upset.

More than five months after his victory and two days shy of the 100-day mark of his presidency, the election is still on Trump's mind. Midway through a discussion about Chinese President Xi Jinping, the president paused to hand out copies of what he said were the latest figures from the 2016 electoral map.

Those Found Culpable In Queens College Students’ Death’ll Be Prosecuted — Saraki

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, Saraki, has vowed to ensure that those found culpable in the death of three students of Queens College, Lagos, are prosecuted, describing the development as unfortunate.

Bukola Saraki
He also identified national dialogue as the only means through which solutions to the country’s education problems could be found. Saraki spoke when the Advocacy Group of Queens College Old Girls’ Association, led by its National President, Dr. Frances Funmi Ajose, submitted a petition concerning the state of developments in the school to him at the National Assembly, assured that the Senate would give its total support in unravelling the circumstances that led to the death of the students and the school’s deplorable condition.

How Saraki, El-Rufai Dashed My Dream Of Becoming Buhari Runnig Mate- Tinubu Reveals

A former governor of Lagos State and national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has revealed how Senate President Bukola Saraki, among others, truncated his (Tinubu’s) hope of being a Vice President in the present administration.
He made the revelation in a book titled, ‘Against the Run of Play – How an incumbent president was defeated in Nigeria,’ written by Mr. Olusegun Adeniyi. 
In the book, Tinubu narrated events that led to how chieftains in the then newly formed party decided to cancel him out as a running mate to Buhari, which was against part of agreements reached when the party was being put together.
He stated that Saraki, other APC governors and senators led the charge to stop the pairing before the party’s presidential primary in Lagos.
The author narrated, that “With the former Kwara State governor, Senator Bukola Saraki leading the charge, APC governors and senators agreed to meet with Tinubu to convince him that a Muslim-Muslim ticket would not work.
“At the meeting, Tinubu was non-committal, insisting that the issue of running mate should be discussed only after the primary. To him (Tinubu), it was more important that the governors worked to ensure the emergence of Buhari rather than dissipate energy on who would become the running mate.
“Apparently unsatisfied, Senator Saraki as well as Governors Wamakko of Sokoto and Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara decided to meet Buhari especially when they had feelers that he could announce Tinubu’s name as running mate the moment he was declared the winner of the primary, thus bringing about another fait accompli.
“The governors did a concise analysis of the situation for Buhari at the meeting. Each one told him about the Christian population in their states and how a Muslim-Muslim ticket would be perceived.
“They added that with such a ticket, it would be difficult to sell Buhari to get many votes from the North-central, a geopolitical zone that was then at play.

“The governors also stated that for the party to win, the running mate had to come from the South-west.
“Similar to Tinubu, Buhari made no commitment to them, but the governors were confident that they had driven the message home.
“But the former military head of state had come a long way and he was not prepared to gamble away what appeared to be his best shot at the presidency after his previous disappointments,” the book revealed.
However, the jostling for the post of running mate moved to Abuja once the primary was concluded. The book further added that while the names of Governors Rotimi Amaechi and Adams Oshiomhole were also being touted, many within the party hierarchy had decided that the position should go to the South-west.
The book added that in consulting on the issue, Buhari had visited former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar at his Abuja home on Sunday December 14, 2014.
“The former number two man pledged his support to Buhari but warned against picking a Muslim running mate, as that could jeopardise the aspiration of the party.
“On Monday 15th December 2014, Buhari called on Tinubu at his Asokoro residence in Abuja. It was not a pleasant meeting, according to those present.
“The APC presidential candidate explained why he could not go with a Muslim-Muslim ticket. But Tinubu countered that the position was forced on Buhari by his (Tinubu’s) opponents within the coalition who were using religion as an excuse to edge him out.
“Buhari persisted and asked Tinubu to nominate three persons. The South-west leader sent only one name: that of his former Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo,” Adeniyi wrote in his book.
Tinubu also revealed in the book that he was really hurt by the campaign orchestrated against him from both within and outside his party, though what hurt him most was those from within.
“What they (Saraki and others from PDP) did behind my back was wrong. We always do things as a group. By the time they joined, we were already too far ahead in our processes but we accommodated them.
“We agreed to take their state structures and subsume them into the party and they all had the opportunity to nominate the candidates of their choice for different political offices.
“But they went behind to instigate Buhari and some other people in the party against me on the pretext of religion. That was not right. They were canvassing arguments that the Christians in the North would not vote for a Muslim-Muslim ticket.
“Nasir el-Rufai was also selling the same argument within the CPC (Congress for Progressive Change) because at that point, he still wanted to have Pastor (Tunde) Bakare brought in as Buhari’s running mate,” Tinubu said.
The book also quoted Tinubu as saying that some governors and senators who decamped from the PDP approached him a day to the party’s primary to ask whether it was true that he had a deal with Buhari to run together, but he felt the timing and their motive were wrong.
“I told them that it was better to resolve such issues after the primary but they wanted to make it a condition for supporting Buhari which for me was very wrong.
“I told them I could not insist on this as a condition for my support for Buhari. I felt that it was not right to hold Buhari hostage in this manner. We thus canvassed hard for Buhari and threw our support behind him for the primary.
“I believe the support that we gave was fundamental to Buhari clinching the party’s nomination. Without that support, a different outcome would have been most likely,” Tinubu recalled.
The former Lagos State governor, also stated that there were two other options on the table for the Vice President’s position: Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso (then governor of Kano State) and Atiku, in that order.
According to him, there were those who felt Kwankwaso, being younger, would make a better choice, while there were many within the party who were not so keen on the choice of Atiku, even though he was perhaps the most prepared for the job.

Sacked Trump's National Security Adviser Faces Probe Over Accepting Cash From Putin

A Pentagon inspector general is launching its own investigation into whether President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn took payments from foreign entities without approval, according to a letter released by House Democrats on Thursday.

The inspector general of the Department of Defense is probing whether Flynn had 'failed to obtain required approval prior to receiving any emolument from a foreign government.'
Documents released by the IG reveal that when he left the Army, Flynn received a 'post-government employment' letter that advised him explicitly of the 'legal restrictions concerning foreign compensation and instructed to report any potential receipt of compensation in advance to the Department of the Army.'

The Founding Of Lagos Dynasty By Prince Toyin Akingbade

In the ancient days, during the reign of Oba Orhogbua of Benin the Oba (King) of the Benin Empire - who used to send trade expeditions to Ghana, where spices were traded headed by Ashipa ( Aisikpahienvoborre as it was called in Ubini dialect),  who was picked by Oba of Ubini to act as the Lagos leader (not as king)and intermediary between him and people of Lagos for 27years. Later Awori people turned against him (Ashipa) in paying taxes to Benin and Ashipa later went to complained to Oba of Benin about the way he was being treated by the Awori who lived in the area of current day Lagos. The Oba of Benin then sent a trade expedition by sea to engage with the Awori people, who nonetheless declined to engage and attacked the mission sent by Benin.

Upon hearing this as the mission returned to Benin City, the Oba of Benin commanded the assembling of a war expedition, led by Ado, a Benin Prince,   which headed to the settlement of the Awori (current-day Lagos; then called Eko by the Benin people) and demanded an explanation.

Poverty, Unemployment, Getting Worse, Says Atiku

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says Nigeria is currently at a crossroads as poverty, unemployment, inflation, infant mortality and other social vices are on the increase.

He, therefore, called on Nigerians to unite in the demand for true federalism.
Atiku said this while delivering his speech at the formal public presentation of the Daily Stream newspaper in Abuja on Thursday.
He said, “A huge pall of pessimism hangs over a section of the citizenry, and the ranks of those who harbour real doubt about the future of the country swell by the day.

Woman Allegedly Incurs N757,000 Debt At Lagos Bar

A bar operator on Lekki Beach Road, Ademola Ogunbona, says he has lost his livelihood to the alleged debt of N757,750 incurred by one Mrs. Shaw, aka Mama G.
Punch Metro learnt that the woman had gone to the bar around 6am on August 15, 2016, to have fun, which lasted till about 1am the following day.

It was said that Mama G instructed the barman to serve customers that came to the bar throughout her stay, and promised to pick up the bill for the drinks they consumed.

Buhari re-submits name of 82-year-old ambassadorial nominee from Imo to Senate

Seven weeks ​after the Senate rejected the nomination of 82-year-old non-career ambassadorial nominee from Imo State, Justice Sylvanus Nsofor (retd), President Muhammadu Buhari, ​Wednesday​, re-submitted his name for screening and confirmatio​n.
​​Justice Nsofor​, born on March 17, 1935,‎ in Oguta, Imo State​ ​was earlier​ presented to the Senate alongside 46 others​‎ but ​the Senate ​rejected him.
Nsofor​ had on March 1 appeared before the Senate.
During questioning, Nsofor refused to recite the National Anthem.
“Why should I do so”, he had queried the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs.
​His refusa​l shocked members of the committee.

Court rejects proposed punishment for INEC official

Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday rejected the offer of N500,000 fine made by an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC), Mr. Christian Nwosu, who was convicted of taking N30m bribe to compromise the 2015 general elections.
In a ruling on a plea bargain agreement between Nwosu and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday, Justice Idris held that the N500,000 fine agreed between Nwosu and the anti-graft agency was far too low compared to the punishment prescribed for money laundering.
According to the judge, Section 16(2)(b) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, under which Nwosu was charged, prescribed a minimum of two years imprisonment or a fine of N10m for anyone convicted under the Act.

Ahmed Musa and Girlfriend Release Pre-Wedding Photo Amid Divorce Scandal

Ahmed Musa is set to marry his girlfriend Juliet and doesn’t seem to care about the negative press he has been at the center of for weeks now.
Today, the footballer and Juliet released their pre-wedding photo, confirming the rumour that he is set to marry the lady who he reportedly met while still married to his wife.
Recall that the drama started when the Super Eagles striker had a run-in with the Police in the United Kingdom after concerned neighbours alerted them of a domestic disturbance at his home in

Again Suspended SGF Babachir Lawal shuns Senate

As earlier indicated by PREMIUM TIMES, the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal, again on Thursday, shunned the Senate committee on mounting humanitarian crisis in the north east whose allegations originally caused his suspension.
The Senate probe committee chaired by Shehu Sani, APC-Kaduna, had written Mr. Lawal on Wednesday, asking him to appear before its hearing today, Thursday.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal  briefing State House Correspondents after leaving the Presidential Villa Abuja after the announcement of his suspension in Abuja on Wednesday (19/4/17).
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 Babachir Lawal briefing State House Correspondents afterthe announcement of his suspension in Abuja on Wednesday (19/4/17).
It was the third time Mr. Lawal would be invited by the committee which blew the lid of the procurement frauds at the Presidential Initiative for the North East, an intervention agency under the office of the SGF.
Mr. Lawal, in the interim report of the Shehu Sani committee adopted by the Senate last December, was accused of retaining directorship of a company, Rholavision, while being the SGF and using same company, originally registered for ICT services in 1990, to receive ‘grass-cutting’ consultancy contract from PINE, an agency under his supervision, all in breach of Nigeria’s code of conduct for public officials.

Oba Akiolu risks facing the wrath of the ancestors after humiliating Ooni of Ife

The palace of the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has reacted to the humiliating treatment meted out to him by the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, at a public function in Lagos on Tuesday, saying the Lagos monarch risked the wrath of the ancestors for humiliating his superior. A video of the incident which went virile on social media showed the Lagos monarch refusing to shake hands with the Ooni, who arrived the venue of the event while guests were already seated.
The Ooni, on entering the hall, went straight to greet traditional rulers, but Oba Akiolu shunned him and with a wave of the hand, gestured his rejection of the Ooni’s greetings.
The Ooni however, took the incident with calm and took his seat on the same roll where the traditional ruler was seated.
The Head of Palace Directorate of Tourism, Awoyemi Tunde, said the Ooni of Ife was not losing sleep over the issue.
“It is not a slap on the Ooni of Ife but rather a slap on the Oba of Lagos,” he said. “The stool of Oba of Lagos was founded by Olofin Ogunfunminire and the Ooni of Ife is the Oba of Yoruba land.

Money Palava made Funke Akindele Kicked Out Toyo Baby of ‘Jenifa’s Diary’- Report

The drama surrounding the exit of Juliana Olayode from Funke Akindele’s series ‘Jenifa’s Diary’ is beginning to get messy.
Funke akindele and Juliana Olayode in one of the episodes
According to TNS, Olayode who plays the famous role ‘Toyo Baby’ in the series, was kicked off after she asked for a raise. Sources close to TNS said that Akindele takes credit for bringing the actress to spotlight, and so was pissed when the actress asked for an increment in her salary.
Akindele, through her production manager and younger sister Abimbola, reportedly pays actors between 3,000 and N150,000 per episode/season, and this arrangement hasn’t worked out well for these actors, because one of them, anonymously, confirmed to TNS that she was unfairly treated after an all-night shoot.
Here’s the message she sent to TNS:

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