Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Imoukhuede may succeed Sanusi as next CBN governor

Here is how Tribune is reporting this news:

AS the race on who succeeds the incumbent Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mallam Lamido Sanusi in June next year gets tougher, there are strong indications that the Presidency and key cabinet members of the administration may have settled for the Group Managing Director of Access Bank, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede.

Since Sanusi confirmed in March this year that he will not seek second term, various individuals have been jostling for the plum job.
Apart from Imoukhuede, Bauchi State Governor, Isa Yuguda; Chairman of Stanbic IBTC Bank, Atedo Peterside and a renowned economist and Chief Executive Officer, Financial Derivatives Company Limited, Mr Bismarck Rewane, among others, were speculated as frontline contestants.

Nigerian Tribune gathered that apart from the Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala and Sanusi, President Goodluck Jonathan has given his full support to the Access Bank boss to clinch the job.

A source close to Imoukhuede confirmed to Nigerian Tribune that the coordinating Minister of the Economy and Mallam Sanusi actually sold the candidature of the Access Bank boss to President Jonathan.

With this development, President Jonathan may have dumped his kinsman, Peterside. The Stanbic IBTC Chairman was also said to rely heavily on Sanusi, a fellow Kings College old boy.

Industry watchers are not surprised at the present scenario as Imoukhuede has been the unofficial personal assistant to the incumbent CBN Governor. Apart from defending Sanusi’s policy at any given forum, he is said to have been understudying him in the last two years.
Imoukhuede who is a member of the Nigeria Economic Management Team (NEMT) is also believed to be a member of the ‘kitchen cabinet’ of President Jonathan which has seen him handling many committees including that of the fuel subsidy.

A financial analyst who pleaded anonymity told Nigerian Tribune that the industry is already expecting Imoukhuede to succeed Sanusi as the next CBN Governor.

According to him, over time, Sanusi has seen Imoukhuede as somebody he can trust and rely on, stressing that the duo are always together at every event.

“We will not be surprised. Imoukhuede is a brilliant young man. He knows what he wants and will always go for it. Apart from Sanusi, he is close to his colleagues and even the Presidency. I wish him good luck,” he said.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

BREAKING NEWS: Ex-Deputy Governor of Benue State, Ogiri Ajene passes on in London hospital

Late Ogiri Ajene
The former Deputy Governor of Benue State, Ogiri Ajene is dead. He passed on in a London hospital today.

He served as Deputy Governor for 8 years and was also a councilor.

The late Ogiri Ajene was also of the former Ochi Idoma family.

Friday, 19 April 2013

Gov Chime presents 2013 Range Rover as wedding gift to daughter-in-law.

 The Governor of Enugu State, Sulivan Chime is reported to have given a 2013 Range Rover (pictured above) as a wedding gift to his daughter-in-law. Nneoma Atuenyi on 13th April married Chime's son, Nnamdi.

The newly wedded couple

Range Rover 2013 model

Omotola makes The 2013 TIME 100 most Influential People in the world


The list was released today and Omotola was listed amongst the 100 most influential people in the world according to TIME Magazine.

This is indeed a deserving reward for hard work and positive promotion for Nigeria and Africa.

Others who made the list include Michele Obama, and Jay-Z.

Congratulations Omotola!

200 Level Unilag students drowns @ Elegushi beach

Late Eniola Abiola

Here is how pmnews is reporting this very tragic event:

A 200-level student of the Department of Dentistry, School of Medicine, University of Lagos, Unilag, Idi-Araba, Eniola Abiola has drowned.
The incident occurred at the Elegushi Beach, Ikate, in Eti-Osa Local Government Area, of Lagos, southwest Nigeria, where the deceased was attending a friend’s birthday party.
Abiola was reported to have got to the party at 8:15 p.m. and later joined her friends a few meteres  away from the shoreline to take photographs.
An eyewitness told P.M.NEWS that while they were posing for a snapshot, a heavy wave suddenly arose and rolled fiercely to the shore.
“The wave  came the first time, but receded. It came a second time, and floored her. As she tried to escape like others, a third one came and swept her away,” she said.
However, rescue effort was impossible at the time, as the life guards at the beach were said to have closed at about 5 p.m. on the fateful day.
When P.M.NEWS visited Abiola’s school this morning, few of her classmates were seen  discussing the incident.
Her class representative, simply identified as Seun, said her classmates were still in shock and that they would miss her.
The President, Unilag Students Union, Wale Peters, said: “The death was unfortunate, because the deceased was an easy-going, brilliant and lively girl.”
Effort to get the university to officially comment on the matter was abortive. But an official, who pleaded not to be named because he was not authorised to speak, said the university cannot bear  responsibility for Abiola’s  death since it occurred outside the school environment.
The deceased father, Dr. Eniola, an eye doctor and university staff was not available for comment at the time of this report.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Former British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher dies at 87 years

Former British PM, Thatcher
Baroness Margaret Thatcher, former British Prime Minister, the only woman to have ruled Britain died yesterday at the age of 87 years.

Controversy continues to trail her demise. While she is eulogized by most people, a handful have marked her death by celebrations and street parties.

She would be given a ceremonial funeral which is just a step lower than a state funeral next week Wednesday, the 17th April with the Queen and Duke of Edinburg amongst a whole lot of other confirmed to be in attendance.

The British Police has confirmed it is putting up a massive security operation to ensure a hitch free funeral which has been estimated would cost 8 million pounds.

Rest in Peace, Ma'am

Another 20 die in Yobe road accident

Sadly, other accident that claimed as many as 20 lives occurred along the Kano-Maiduguri highway just outside Potiskum.

The driver was said to be rushing to get to Potiskum before the curfew starts and ran into a construction company heavy duty vehicle. All the passengers died in the collision.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Ghastly multiple accident on Benin-Ore expressway claims over 70 lives

The accident scene

A ghastly motor accident on the Benin-Ore expressway  yesterday, Friday claimed several lives. While some reports said 70 lives were lost some other said over 100 lives were lost.

The accident occurred at the Ugbogui end in Edo State involving a trailer, a tanker and a luxury bus loaded with passengers and several other cars too

PHOTOS: Stunning beauty; Kelly Rowlands

She is a delight to behold anytime, with her ever smiling face..................... What do you think?

Ekiti State Deputy Governor dies of cancer

Ekiti Deputy Governor
The serving Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Mrs. Fumilayo Olayinka, died today in Lagos after her battle with cancer. The 52 years old Deputy Governor is survived by her husband and chlidren.
 May her soul rest in peace!

Friday, 5 April 2013

Agbani Darego , new face of N50 stamp

As the First Nigerian to win the 'Miss World' crown, Agbani Darego has been chosen as the new face of the N50 stamp. they will go on sale soon.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Banky W speaks up about his rumored beef with Wizkid

Banky W in a recent interview with City People Magazine spoke about EME and all you need to know about the supposed EME/Wizkid split. Enjoy;

When you released that album there was something a lot of people noticed?

Let me tell you that Wizkid wasn’t on the album. First of all, I want to say that what we like to call“Bad Belle People” because they think there may be bad news and when you don’t give them that news they start to create it because I guess bad news sells more than good news. So I want to say categorically that there was no twitter fight. People go on-line and use Photoshop to create my profile and say that I said this and then they go and create Wizkid’s profile and say he said this. More after the cut.

The bottom line is first of all, that never happened and what happened is that we’ve been working on wizzy’s project to make it work internationally and when you are getting to that level things change. He has his own idea of what he wants to do and we are in 100% in support of that and these are things that we dreamed of back in 2009 when I signed him, I felt like this guy can blow all over the world, this guy can you know really be a star and now that it is happened it is a good thing there is a Disturbing London angle he wants to take and so on and so forth and there is a contract in place and he is still signed to EME.

So he is still signed to EME?

Absolutely he is still signed to EME.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

North Korea declares war on the US!

US warships ready to defend the homeland
29 year old Kim Jong-Un of North Korean (pictured below) has declared war on the United States saying it has formally informed the US that it has approved 'MERCILESS' strikes involving possible use of 'CUTTING EDGE' nuclear weapons and the US has expressed its readiness to respond appropriately while declaring the readiness to defend the country with its military might.

As part of its readiness, at the moment the US is moving some of its missile defense systems closer to North Korea. The US regards the present threat as real and imminent.
North Korean leader at a military installation

'My Oga At The Top' originator, Mr. Shem replaced

In a move some say was a long time coming, Mr. Shem Obafaye, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC Lagos Commandant, who popularised the ‘My Oga At the Top’ joke has been redeployed. He was replaced by Mr. Adesuyi Clement, from the Oyo State Command.

As you all know, Mr. Obafaye became popular after his goof on Channels TV when he could not clearly state the NSCDC website because he did not want to give a different address while his Oga at the Top is likely give another. He has since trended on twitter, popular on blackberry, facebook and with graphic illustratins of his famous finger pointing skyward on t-shirts, mugs etc...

Photo: Beyonce on the cover of Bristish Vogue

Another photo after the cut......


Following the recommendations of the presidential committee on the rationalisation and restructuring of its parastatals, headed by Mr. Stephen Oronsaye, the federal government has finally approved the scrapping of some of its agencies. According to Leadership Nwspapers, the agencies pencilled down to be scrapped include the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UMTE), National Examinations Council (NECO), Public Complaints Commission, and National Poverty Eradication Programme (NAPEP), among others. Dependable sources close to the committee confirmed that the decision was taken at a meeting between President Goodluck Jonathan, Vice President Namadi Sambo and some presidential aides, who met twice at the presidential villa. They were said to have acted based on the advice of the White Paper Committee set up by the president to look into the report.

Monday, 1 April 2013


Here is wishing you all a very Happy Month of April!!!

PHOTOS: Obamas @ Washington walk to church for Easter Service

PHOTO: Naeto C shows off his new baby boy!

Naeto C and his new baby

Power Outage Disrupts Jonathan’s Easter Service In Lagos

Picture of the President taken while the power was out

President Goodluck Jonathan’s first Easter Sunday service and celebration in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city was marred by an embarrassing power outage at the Our Savour’s Church Marina, where the President worshipped.

The President speech was interrupted as the power outage occurred while he was delivering his speech to the congregation.

He was talking about his administration’s restructuring of the Nigerian economy when the church was thrown into darkness as seen in the picture on a very sunny day in Lagos.
Laughing along with the cheering congregation, Dr Jonathan remarked that by the power outage, officials of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria are telling him not to sleep until the nation’s power crisis is fixed.

“They know that I’m here; that’s why they took light, at least to remind me that I must not sleep until we stabilise power. God willing, next year they will not take light” he said.
He however vowed that by next year the power in the church will be uninterrupted.
The Easter Sunday service also had in attendance, former Head of State General Yakubu Gowon.