we fought daily battle against government agents who wanted to daily make fortune from us, politicians who saw the government 49% as a meal to seek for all kinds of favour...watchdogs(regulatory body) that didn't know what to do and persistently asking for bribes at any point...Nigeria people are generally nice but the politicians are very insane...that may be irony because the people make up the politicians...but those politicians are selfish...we did make N3billion for the federal government of Nigeria during the joint venture...realising that the government didn't bring nothing to the table/partnership except dubious debts by the previous carrier, Nigeria Airways...The joint venture should have been the biggest African carrier by now if the partnership was allowed to grow, but the politicians KILLED it...Nigeria is a country we SHALL NEVER consider to doing business again..'
Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Myself along with other bloggers recently put up a story of a boy, Ibe Jude Osemeke who was suffering from brain tumor and needs 3.7m to go for treatment outside Nigeria. Read it HERE
Well, the plea got to Jude Okoye (Elder brother and Manager of Psquare) because he donated N1million. This is touching as he had the heart to reach out to someone elsde having recently just lost his mum. May God bless him.
We celebrate you Jude Okoye!
If you still wish to help,Please make your donations to
Name: Ibe Jude Osemeke
Bank: Guaranty Trust Bank
Acct No: 0008669433.
Or feel free to call any of the members of his family:
1. Mr Azuka Osemeke : 08023138956,
2. Mrs Theresa Osemeke :08034936943
3. Mr Ibezim Osemeke : 07069766770
4. Mrs Phillipa Uchechukwu Edo ( nee Osemeke) 08033953178
When the matter was mentioned today, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC prosecuting counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo told the court that he has received instructions from the Attorney General of the Federation to withdraw the charge filed before the court.
Dare Oladujoye, a driver with Zenith Bank, has been arrested by members of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly being in possession of 19 Guaranty Trust Bank ATM cards and the sum of N652, 000. The suspect had been using the cards to withdraw money from an ATM at Ogba branch of GTB when a security guard raised the alarm.
Armed robbers dressed in police uniform at about 10 p.m.on Sunday at gunpoint snatched a car from the Editor, Nigerian Compass newspaper, Mr. Gabriel Akinadewo.
The editor, who was in his Toyota Avensis car, 2008 model marked Ogun CP 11 AKM, was returning from his office on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway when he ran into the road block mounted by the robbers in front of a new generation bank at Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos.
|Vice President Namadi Sambo|
The house is located at Baba Ahmed Road in Tudun Wada area of Zaria, Kaduna state.
Sunday, 29 July 2012
No fewer than 13 passengers died in a motor accident on the Benin-Ore road, the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) confirmed on Sunday.
In a statement issued by Mr Bisi Kazeem, Deputy Corps Public Education Officer, the commission stated that the accident happened at kilometre 53, before Ohosun town, zone 5.12 toll gate unit command in Edo State at 7.45 a.m on Sunday.
Posted by Emerald at Sunday, July 29, 2012
Saturday, 28 July 2012
We write on behalf of Mr Ibezim Jude Osemeke to appeal to your good conscience to assist us in sponsoring him for overseas medical treatment. About four months ago, Ibe suddenly developed hearing impairment, change in voice and severe headache and weakness of the body. He was seen at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital by a neurosurgeon who then requested for a CT Scan of the Brain. The report indicated that Ibe has brain tumour called Chordoma. The neurosurgeon then advised him to seek medical attention abroad.
Reported by Punch:
Edward Asuelimen, had woken up in the morning of July 16 with severe pain in his stomach.
“I woke up a few minutes after 5 am. In less than two hours, I had visited the toilet four times. Then I felt excruciating pain in my stomach. It got to a point where I could hardly prepare my children for school,” Asuelimen recounts.
Even his wife was very worried. But he managed to pull himself together and left their home with the children. Halfway to the children’s school, the pain became unbearable and he decided to get some drugs from a store on the way. Yet, a few minutes later, Asuelimen barely managed to walk out of the store by gripping the walls for support.
“I prayed hard to get back home. Anybody who saw me at that point wouldn’t have believed that there was something wrong with me,” he says. He kept praying and fighting the pain raging in his stomach until he got home. He was so weak that he could not step out of his car.
Friday, 27 July 2012
As you read this story, the long awaited biggest show on earth, the Olympics Games is officially being opened in London, United Kingdom by no other than Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
The 27 million pounds!!! opening ceremony is holding in the magnificent 80,000 seater- Olympic Park in East London. It is estimated that over ONE BILLION viewers around the world will tune in to watch the opening ceremony broadcast.
The budget so far spent by the UK for the Games has topped $14billion! WOW!!!
Over 10,000 athletes from 205 are participating in 300 events and all of Africa's 53 Countries are represented except South Sudan that is Africa's youngest country and yet to join the IOC. Interestingly, one of its contestants has been allowed to compete as an independent candidate. African has the youngest participant in the Games at just 13 years.
Nigeria is part-taking in the Games and our flag bearer for the opening ceremony event is Sinivie Boltic who is competing in Freestyle werstling for our dear country. We also have a canoeist, Johnny Akinyemi representing Nigeria. GOOD LUCK, TEAM NIGERIA!!
LET THE GAMES BEGIN!
Following the report by US weekly that Kristen Stewart cheated on her boyfriend with Rupert Sanders, the Director of her most recent movie, her boyfriend has moved out of the apartment they both shared. Read full story of how the infifelity was exposed HERE .
Looks like the two of them are done.....from what i hear, this is not the first time she has cheated on him! Although she claimed this was a one time fling and has apologised, we will have to wait and see if he forgives her.
I loved the two of them together but it looks like the Twilight-Love-Fantasy is almost over....:(
So, you know how our 'thiefry' politicians ruin every good thing in Nigeria right?
Well, one of the first people to bring an international recognized airline to Nigeria, the CEO of Virgin Atlantic, Richard Branson had to abandon the idea after several bitter fights with our Government. You guys need to realize these corrupt politcians do not want the progress of Nigeria...as far as their pocket is full the rest of us can die!
Why am i ranting? Read Richard's comments on doing business in Nigeria.
"...We have virgin's ill-fated footsteps by setting up a new airline in Africa in conjunction with Nigerian government... The details of the doomed attempts to crack the Nigerian market in the 2000s is better imagined...we put ...together a very good airline, the first airline in West Africa that was ever IOSA/IATA operational safety audit accredited but unfortunately it got tied down to the politics of the country...we led the airlines for 11years...
Two brothers living in Festac, Lagos decided to kill their younger brother then took their time selling different parts of his body to ritualist in bits. The heartless part is that they kept the body in the same house and kept going back to cut off any part they wanted to sell. Luck ran out on them when they were caught with some of parts of the body.....people are wicked!!
Continue to read how Sun is reporting it....viewer discretion advised.
|Model of a robot|
The NAF authorities said the development was part of challenges triggered by the recent security problems especially in the northern part of the country which has had to contend with terrorist attacks for several months.
His words: “We all know that human beings have always gone to detonate bombs and in view of the danger involved, anything can happen. It’s because of this that we decided to go into research and the development of the bomb detonation robot. Research goes on and on. When we get to the time when we feel the public should know, we will show you (public)”.
The military officers accosted by the Lagos Governor, Fashola for using the BRT lane will pay the fine stipulated for such traffi viloations which is N25,000.
The army has also warned its personnel against disobeying legitimate laws of the locations where they are deployed to serve.
|Chief Doyin Okupe|
Dr. Doyin Okupe has been appointed as the Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to President Goodluck Jonathan.
Principally, he will act as the liaison between the President and the Public.
A chieftain of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Doyin Okupe was also the Special Adviser on Media to President Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999.
What is confusing about this is what will become of Ruben Abati who is currently the President's Special Assistant on Media and Publicity!?
Thursday, 26 July 2012
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According to Us Weekly, the popular Twilight actress, Kristen Stewart cheated on her co-star boyfriend, Robert Pattison. Kristen cheated with a married father of two, the 41 year old director of her recent movie Snow White and the Huntsman, Rupert Sanders.
Us weekly have photograhs of the two making out in Los Angeles on July 17th.
|Kristen and Rupert, insert, Rupert's wife|
Both Kristen and Rupert have issued statement which clearly confirms the story ....
continue to see their statement.
There are reasons to believe that some victims of the recent Dana plane crash were alive in the fire, the Lagos State Chief Medical Examiner, Prof. John Obafunwa, told a coroner sitting at the Ikeja High Court, on Wednesday.
Speaking at the coroner's inquest into the cause of the crash, Obafunwa said some of the victims had died from smoke inhalation.
"They must have been alive to inhale the smoke," the state chief pathologist, said.
He stated that there was a remote possibility that such victims would have made it, depending on the degree of injuries sustained.
|Gov Suswan of Benue State|
FOR arriving late to the Benue State Executive Council meeting yesterday, three members of the body were locked out of the parley on the orders of Governor Gabriel Suswam.
Those locked out included the Commissioner for Works and Transport, Mr. Benjamin Ashaver, his Youths and Sports counterpart, Mr. Aondowase Chia, as well as the Head of Service, Mr. Mike Iordye.
Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Unknown to most Nigerians, the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan is locked in a messy legal battle with her predecessor, Hajiya Turai Yar’Adua over a parcel of land in Abuja.
Street Journal gathered that the Certificate of Occupancy of the disputed land, Plot 1347 at the Cadastral Zone A00, Abuja was awarded to a Non-Governmental Organization, “The Registered Trustee of Women and Youth Empowerment Foundation, WAYE”, a pet project that was initiated by Mrs. Yar’Adua in her time as First Lady after the NGO had paid N184,529,438 as statutory Right of Occupancy. An additional sum of N 76,939,210 was also paid as building plan fees after which the grant and approval of the building plans were made and given in line with the master plan of the Federal Capital Territory.
Trouble however started when the Certificate of Occupancy was revoked by Senator Bala Mohammed, the Minister of the FCT and re-awarded to the current First Lady, Patience Jonathan for the construction of the Secretariat of the “First Ladies’ Peace Mission”.
Two ritual killers from Nasarawa State who beheaded a 7 year old boy, identified as Samu Danjuma, after a promise of N250, 000 by their prospective buyer are cooling their heels in the cell of the FCT command of the State Security Service (SSS).
The men, John Yakubu a.k.a Tambaya and Ishaya Dakulung were said to have hatched a plan to make quick money when a third accomplice, one Bamayi, assured them that they would make money if they could get a fresh human head.
Makurdi — Two National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, members died, yesterday, while four others are in critical condition at a hospital in Gwer Local Government Area of Benue State, following an accident involving a 14-seater bus, which crashed into a farmland on Makurdi-Aliade Road.
The ill-fated vehicle, a Volkswagen bus belonging to the Anglican Communion, Diocese of Otukpo, plate number Benue AE 135 JUX, was conveying the corps members from the Benue State Orientation Camp in Wannune, to their places of primary assignment in Otukpo.
An eyewitness told Vanguard that the driver of the bus, conveying the 14 corps members apparently fell asleep while on top speed, "and all we saw was that the bus skidded off the road and somersaulted several times in the bush."
A MIDDLE-AGED man and former member of the Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission, Mathias Nweze, has been arrested by the police for allegedly shooting and killing one of his wives and mother of six, Theresa.
A native of Umuida, Enugu Ezike in the Nsukka area of the state, Nweze went to the police himself to report the matter.
In his report to the police on Monday, he claimed that while he was sleeping in his house at about 11.00 p.m. on Saturday night, his generating set went off twice , arousing the suspicion that robbers might have invaded his compound.
He told the police that consequently, he brought his pump action gun and fired severally at the direction of the generating set.
Tuesday, 24 July 2012
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has concluded arrangements to prosecute the first batch 20 suspects implicated in the oil subsidy fraud. The suspects, comprising six oil companies and 11 individuals, will be docked in Lagos courts.
The companies involved are: Nasaman Oil Services; Eternal Oil and Gas Plc; Ontario Oil & Gas Plc; Nadabo Energy Limited; Pacific Silver Line Limited, Axenergy Limited and Fago Petroleum and Gas Limited.
The 11 individuals involved in the scam are: Mamman Nasir Ali; Christian Taylor; Mahmud Tukur; Ochonogor Alex; Walter Wagbatsoma; Adaoha Ugo-Ngadi; Fakuade Babafemi Ebenezer; Ezekiel Olaleye Ejidele; Abubakar Ali Peters; Jude Agube Abalaka, Abdulahi Alao and Oluwaseun Ogunbanbo.
Ezekiel Olaleye Ejidele is director of the accounting firm, Akintola Williams Deloitte while Fakuade Babafemi Ebenezer is a staff of the Petroleum Products Pricing and Regulating Agency, PPPRA.
New Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that three of the eight persons in the vehicle survived the accident. It was gathered that the accident occurred when the Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) in which the victims were travelling, swerved after speeding through two red lights, slammed into a concrete pillar, rolled over and burst into flames.
The victims were said to be indigenes of Imo State, who attended a two-day annual convention of the Arondizuogu Patriotic Union National Congress of North America.Five Perish In Horrific Car Fire – Group Was Coming From Arondizuogu Convention In New York.
|Body of the Baale|
The Commissioner of Police has confirmed that the Policemen who killed a Baale at the Makoko community where LASG is carrying out demolition exercise and blamed it on 'accidental discharge' were there illegally!
I hope they lock the trigger happy cop up for life!!!
Monday, 23 July 2012
|Arma Oteh, DG SEC|
An audit set up by the government cleared her of wrong doing over the management of SEC.
Some staff members also protested and carried placards when it was announced last week that the government had recalled her from suspension. This prompted the deployment of heavily armed security operatives at the commission's headquarters.
She resumed work today and held a meeting with senior staff members of the commission at Abuja.
You will recall that Tunde Bakare ran for Vice President under CPC in the last Presidential election. The pastor who leads the Save Nigeria Group (SNG) was also one of the main drivers of the #OccupyNigeria protest during the subsidy removal protest.
I hear he even said their will be an election before 2015....lol
You gotta to love this man, for him to be on the spotlight all the time, you'll know GEJ's Government are always on their toes when it comes to Bakare.