Some weeks back, Nigerians were all over the social media speculating that Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh would be representing the country at this year’s Big Brother 8 which the actress went on twitter to deny.
Well, it is a clear fact that Kenya will be represented by the vivacious model and socialite Huddah ‘Empress’ Monroe and various nude pictures of hers which has splashed all over the internet is an indication of something to look forward to for avid watchers of the Big Brother episodes.
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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) donated medical consumables worth millions of naira to victims of Abuja bomb blast at Asokoro, Nyanya and National hospitals in Abuja.
The donation, which was made on April 17, 2014, Thursday, include anaesthetic equipment, BP monitor, glucometer, medical thermometer, proctoscopes, medical weighing scales, pulse oximeters, clutches, gloves, surgical hooks, bandages, cleaning supplies and syringes, among others.
NNPC representatives visited the hospitals, urged Nigerians to join hands to tackle the menace of terrorism in the country.
NNPC Group Executive Director (Corporate Services), Mr Dan Efebo, who led the delegation, said the donation to the victims and hospitals was to assist them to cope with the very difficult situation the dastardly act had brought to the victims and their families.
He also passed greeting words from the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.
The Board Chairman of National Hospital, Dr. Tony Okam, while receiving the items, commended the minister for finding time to identify with the victims.
He also requested for more assistance of the corporation noting that there is lack of ambulances available with the hospitals.
The Chief Medical Director of Asokoro Hospital, Dr. Abubakar Amodu, also commended the NNPC for providing the consumables to the hospitals and the victims. Dr. Amodu added that all the victims in his hospital were in stable condition.
It would be recalled that terrorist attack at Nyanya motor park on April 14, 2014, Monday, claimed over 75 lives, while over 124 people were taken to hospitals for treatment.read more
The Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos, has been recognised as the 2014 Best Emerging Airport in the African region.
The award was given to the airport at the fourth Annual Emerging Airports Conference and Exhibition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The spokesman for the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Yakubu Dati, who disclosed this in a statement issued to journalists, said the Managing Director of FAAN, Mr Saleh Dunoma, received the award on behalf of the Lagos airport.
According to Dati, the organisers of the conference cited the revolutionary turnaround of the airports in Nigeria as one of the reasons for the award, adding that it also applauded the Aerotropolis and the perishable cargo projects as clear indicators of an emerging giant.
He emphasised that the award ceremony also featured conferences and an exhibition, which attracted over 15 airport directors, Civil Aviation Authorities, CAAs and airport companies from the emerging markets in Africa, Asia and Middle East.
Dati informed that Dunoma presented a paper at the conference where he showcased the investment potentials and business opportunities in the Nigerian aviation industry.
Others, who attended the event, according to him, included Mozambique Airports, Tanzania Airports Company, Ghana Airports Company, Kilimanjaro Airports Company (as delegate), Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, Bahrain Airports Company, GMR Airports and GVK Airports from India.
Others were Abu Dhabi Airports Company, Dube Ports – South Africa, Jordan Airports Company (delegate), Egyptian Airports Company (delegate), ADPI – the airport design company, Hill International, TAV Airports Holdings (Turkey) and over 45 exhibitors representing airport suppliers, investors, contractors, equipment manufacturers, suppliers and others involved in ground handling, airport operations, airport ATC / ATM, airport maintenance and ancillary services providers.read more
A suspected ritualist in Abeokuta Ofada town in Obafemi‑Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State, beheaded a two‑year‑old boy and raped his mother in a bush.
The suspect, Momodu Bashir Ibrahim, was said to have trailed the mother, who had her boy strapped on her back, as she went to ease herself in a bush in the area.
An eye witness told Vanguard that the victim went into a nearby bush to ease herself, not suspecting that she was being trailed.
According to the source, the suspect suddenly pounced on the woman, dragged her along with her baby into an uncompleted building and raped her.
“The suspect after raping the woman stabbed her and killed the boy before he severed his head.
“Luckily, someone, who suspected the suspect’s movement, trailed him to the building but escaped and was able to rescue the woman with the headless body of the boy,” the source said.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi said the suspect was arrested through the help of some community leaders after he fled the area to Ibafo after committing the crime.
Adejobi added that further interrogation of the suspect revealed that he had sold the head of the boy to a woman in Ibadan, adding that the detectives from the state police command was on the trail of the suspected buyer and that the command had commenced investigation into the matter.
The suspect led men from the Criminal Investigation Department of the state police command to the scene and the knife with which he perpetrated the act was the only item found at the scene.
Speaking at the scene of the crime which was smeared with blood, the suspect confessed to have raped the woman, killed her son and severed his head which he said he had thrown away into the bush.
He also informed the detectives that there was a woman in Ibadan whom he was working with.
Efforts by the detectives to recover the head of the boy at the scene of the crime, as claimed by the suspect, proved abortive and an attempt to lynch him by the people of the area was prevented by the police.
It was learnt that the remains of the boy has been buried while the mother was responding to treatment in the hospital.
Ife Otedola aka DJ Cuppy, the daughter of Nigerian business and oil mogul Femi Otedola, was named the Tourism Ambassador for Nigeria in FCT, Abuja. Nigeria’s Minister for Culture and Tourism, Edem Dukeas and the Permanent Secretary made the announcement as they presented DJ Cuppy with an award.
The excited DJ who shared this information via her Instagram said “On Behalf Of The Ministry Of Culture, Tourism, And National Orientation… I Am So Honoured and Proud To Be Officially Dressed As A Tourism Ambassador For The Federal Republic Of Nigeria #ilovemycountry”
A former Head of State, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) on Thursday, gave the Peoples Democratic a seven-day ultimatum to apologise to him or face legal action for linking him with Boko Haram.
Buhari, in a statement, demanded that the party retracts its “offensive” statement.
He said he could not sit back and allow his image and that of his political party, the APC, to be smeared through falsehood in the name of politics.
Specifically, Buhari mentioned the widely publicised allegations by the PDP that his utterances were responsible for the current state of insurgency in the country.
According to him, the PDP through its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Olisa Metuh, twisted logic and engaged in outright distortion of facts.
Buhari said Metuh issued a statement “in which he said that I, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, beckoned on my ‘supporters to go on a lynching spree’ should I lose the 2011 presidential election, as a result of which ‘an unprecedented violence broke out, claiming the lives of hundreds of innocent people.
“I take very serious exception to this grave accusation against me by the PDP Publicity Secretary. It is a false allegation aimed at tarnishing my image and reputation in the hope of destroying my political and electoral standings, and that of my party, the APC, in the country.
“Firstly, it is public knowledge that Boko Haram as a terror organisation long preceded the 2011 presidential election. My utterances or lack of them on the 2011 presidential election could not therefore have created or sustained the Boko Haram insurgency.
“Secondly, the PDP government of President Jonathan constituted the Sheikh Ahmed Lemu Panel of Inquiry to investigate and report on the post-election violence in some parts of the country.
“The panel discharged its duties within its terms of reference and submitted its report to the President. This report was accepted by government and a White paper was issued.”
The former military ruler noted that there was nowhere in that report he was mentioned in the remotest way to have uttered a word or acted in any form or manner that sparked off the violence.
“If I had, certainly that investigation would have uncovered it. The truth is that I had not,” he said.
Buhari said since 2011 was not the first time he contested a presidential election and lost, he had had no cause to beckon on his supporters to go on lynching spree.
The APC chief added that Metuh also deliberately misquoted the interview he gave in Hausa on May 14, 2012 in which he said the opposition was determined to fight in 2015.
“I used the Hausa idiom ‘Kare jini, Biri jini’, which is a metaphor for a very tough fight. But, like the Islamic fundamentalist toga they falsely put on me because they cannot impinge on my personal and professional integrity, PDP apologists deliberately twisted this idiom to mean I called for violence.”
Buhari also said other than his professional calling as a soldier, he was not a violent person and had never been associated with any.
He, maintained that it remained a grave infraction on his person, personality and integrity that such a false and malicious accusation was being levelled against him by the PDP.
This, he said, was dangerous politics by the ruling party which must stop.
Several calls to Metuh’s mobile telephone number indicated that it was switched off.
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