Saturday, November 1, 2014

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose Says He Visits Beer Parlour Every Friday

The Executive Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has said he patronises drinking joints every Friday in order to get close to the ‘common man’ in the state.

The governor said this in Abuja on Thursday while defending the concept of “stomach infrastructure” introduced by his government.

He told journalists that it would be wrong to assume that stomach infrastructure meant only sharing of food and money to the people.

Fayose said, “I also go to beer parlour on Fridays to stay with the common men there. Governance is not church; it is about diverse characters and you must relate with them as such.Christmas is coming, why do people go out of their ways to be shopping or doing other things if it is not just to make people merry?

“So, I’m grooming chicken, buying rice, yams, plantain, and the rest of them. I am sure if I give them to families during the festive period, they will be happy. So, stomach infrastructure is a way of life.”

Supposedly “Killed” Boko Haram leader, Shekau, appears in new video; denying ceasefire deal and saying Chibok girls ‘married off’

Abubakar Shekau, the Boko Haram leader who was supposedly killed by Nigerian security forces, has appeared in a new video that was released on Friday, dismissing claims of a ceasefire deal with the government and dashing hopes of the return of school girls abducted by the group since April.

The Nigerian government had announced on October 17 that it was suspending all it's military operations against the extremist group after both sides agreed a ceasefire.

Part of the deal was to see the return of more than 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents from Chibok in Borno State on April 14.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Watch: Beyonce Releases ‘Flawless’ Remix Video with Nicki Minaj

The video opens with Beyonce on stage in Paris for one of the final nights of her On The Run tour with husband Jay Z.

Queen Bey begins to sing “Flawless” as the following flashes across the screen: “Feminist: a person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes.”

Beyonce slays the track and works it with an army of backup dancers. But midway through the song from her self-titled 2013 album, Beyonce starts singing the remixed version and brings out Nicki Minaj.

Introduced by her real name, Onika, the rapper spits out, “The queen of rap, slayin with Queen Bey / If you ain’t on the team, you plain’ for team D.”

Saturday, October 4, 2014

HOT MAMA: Jennifer Lopez Steps out in three Sexy Outfits on "American Idol" Set

The 45-year-old beauty put her killer curves on display in a sheer, black lace midi dress, which she paired with cage stilettos and a blown-out 'do (left).

J. Lo then strutted her stuff alongside her "Idol" costars while sporting a metallic tank top with side cutouts, black leather pants and black boots (center).

The mother-of-two switched up her look one more time to rock a very revealing Roberto Cavalli zebra print maxi dress, complete with cutouts. She topped off the daring outfit with a black floppy hat, black stilettos and a glam smoky eye.

Video: Jordin Sparks refutes Jason Derulo's claims in a Classy way

Jordin Sparks sat down with Wendy Williams to refute a lot of Derulo's claims in a recent radio interview where he aired the couple's dirty laundry was unbelievably on point.

One word? Jordin is classier and matured in every sense of it.

Photo: Nick Cannon gets rid of Mariah Carey's Tattoo

Nick Cannon was at Playhouse in Hollywood on Thursday night to celebrate his birthday. As celebs are known to do, Nick took off his shirt at one point and revealed a new tattoo, turning the 'Mariah' tattoo on his back to a Jesus Christ.

Considering how blurred the photo is, it's hard to make out the details but sources close to TMZ say the tattoo shows Jesus on the cross with angel wings coming off the end of the cross.

And in what looks pretty heavier than a coincidence, Amber Rose was present too.

Happy weekend guys.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Governor Fashola: Jonathan and PDP can’t claim credit for Victory over Ebola

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has said that the true heroes behind Nigeria’s success in curtailing the spread of Ebola Virus Disease are not those campaigning across the country.

In his Independence Day address in Lagos, Wednesday, Mr. Fashola said that credit should not be taken away from the health workers who helped curtailed the virus.

At various rallies across Nigeria, ruling party politicians have continued to cite Nigeria’s success on the virus as among the achievements of President Goodluck Jonathan and the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party.

“I have heard some stories emanating from campaign podiums with claims of conquering Ebola,” said Mr. Fashola.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Boko Haram Kills Many and Burn Down 540 Houses In Michika

Members of Boko Haram yesterday killed scores of people and burnt about 540 houses in Kubi and Watu villages of Michika Local Government in Adamawa State.

Residents of one of the affected village Watu also informed LEADERSHIP that many people were killed in the attack when the insurgents struck and started firing sporadically while detonating explosives leading to the destruction of many houses.

A fleeing resident of Watu Village who simply identify himself as Zira said the insurgents struck the area in the early hours of monday before most of the residents woke up from sleep. He said most of the residents were trapped in their homes as the insurgents started shooting and setting off explosives which led to the destruction of many houses including lives.

First case of Ebola confirmed in the United States

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday that the United States now has one confirmed case of Ebola.

The as-yet unidentified patient is located in Dallas, officials say, effectively confirming a statement issued on Monday by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. The organization said that an unnamed patient was being tested for Ebola and had been placed in "strict isolation" due to the patient's symptoms and recent travel history.

In a press conference, CDC Director Tom Frieden said the patient in question had been traveling in Liberia, where he may have contracted the disease. He returned to the United States on the 20th of September, after which he sought care.

Happy 54 Independence Nigeria

The National flag and anthem is enough to inspire us for each and every passing day, let us use this day to reflect on the lyrics of this anthem and try to amend where we have fallen short. Happy 54th Independence NIGERIA.

"Arise, O Compatriots"

Arise, O compatriots,

Nigeria's call obey
To serve our Fatherland
With love and strength and faith.
The labour of our heroes past
Shall never be in vain,
To serve with heart and might
One nation bound in freedom, peace and unity.

"O God of creation"

O God of creation

Direct our noble cause
Guide our leaders right
Help our youth the truth to know
In love and honesty to grow
And living just and true
Great lofty heights attain
To build a nation where peace
And justice shall reign.

"National Pledge"

I pledge to Nigeria my country

To be faithful, loyal and honest
To serve Nigeria with all my strength
To defend her unity, and uphold her honour and glory
So, help me God.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Atiku Accuses Federal Government of using Boko Haram as ploy to cause instability

Anybody who is familiar with our Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar should know by now that the guy can speak from the both sides of his mouth. Well, this time Atiku said the Boko Haram crisis was a deliberate ploy by the Federal Government to cause instability in the country for selfish political reasons.

He disclosed this while speaking on the Voice of America, Hausa Service ‎on Thursday.

“This thing (insurgency) almost came up during our time but we crushed it in less than a month. We have a military that is known and respected the world over for peace keeping.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

WHO: Cities with international airports at risk of Ebola

The World Health Organisation, WHO has disclosed that any city with an international airport is at risk of an imported case of the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD. The global health body revealed this while making a review of the virus’ outbreak for the past six months in the six affected countries. 

The countries include: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Senegal and the Democratic Republic of Congo. “Theoretically, given the speed and volume of air travel, any city with an international airport is at risk of an imported case of Ebola” the world health body had said. 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Top FIFA Official: Qatar will not host the FIFA 2022 World Cup

The 2022 World Cup will not be held in Qatar because of the scorching temperatures in the Middle East country, FIFA Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger said on Monday.

"I personally think that in the end the 2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar," the German told Sport Bild on Monday.

"Medics say that they cannot accept responsibility with a World Cup taking place under these conditions," the former German football (DFB) chief, who is now a member of the world soccer's governing body FIFA that awarded the tournament to Qatar in 2010.

Katsina Governor detains Student indefinitely for criticising him on Facebook

A student of the National Open University of Nigeria, Abdulmalik Sa’idu, has been languishing in a police cell for over 20 days on the orders of the Governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shema, for posting details of an alleged fertiliser scam in the state on his Facebook timeline.

This was disclosed to PREMIUM TIMES by Mr. Sa’idu’s family and lawyer.

Abdulmalik was first invited to the Katsina Government House on August 28 by a phone caller who claimed he had a message for him.

But when Abdulmalik arrived at the governor’s office, he was promptly arrested, handcuffed and taken to Batagarawa Police Station just outside the state capital, Katsina, and detained on the orders of Mr. Shema’s aide-de-camp, Shehu Koko, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

‎Synagogue Building Collapse: 84 South Africans dead, 17 unaccounted for, 265 survive - South African High Commissioner

The number of dead South Africans at the collapsed five-storey guest house owned by the Synagogue Church of all Nations has increased from 67 to 84, the country’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Lulu Mnguni, has said.

Mr. Mnguni, who stated this in an interview with AFP, also revealed that 265 South Africans survived the incident while 17 other national of that country remain unaccounted for.

Last Friday, the five-storey guest house inside the church’s premises caved in as three additional floors were being added to the original two-storey building.

3 feared dead as Christ Chosen Church of God building Collapses in Edo

Just a week after the building of the Synagogue Church of All Nations collapsed in Lagos killing over 80 people, another church building has caved in at Egor local government area of Edo state.

The collapse of the one-storey building, owned by the Christ Chosen Church of God, is feared to have led to the death of three people whose identities are yet to be determined.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Synagogue Building Collapse: Death toll hit 90 as 131 rescued - NEMA

A statement on the church’s website claims that before the church moved to its present location at Ikotun, Lagos, it had witnessed three disasters at three previous sites.

“The physical structure of The SCOAN has gone through different stages. Each stage served a purpose,” the church said on its website.

“Before moving to our present position, The SCOAN has had three previous locations. The roof of the first church was blown off by a storm, the second church was washed away by a flood while the third church also collapsed due to severe weather conditions.

"Famous Magazine" Put Kendall Jenner on Blast For Being Fat

In the latest issue of Famous mag, Kendall Jenner is on blast for being too fat to be a model!

There was a time when Kendall Jenner was being picked on for being “too skinny” but now, an Australian gossip mag is saying that the young star is being called out by her bosses for being “too fat!”

The magazine also claims that Kendall was “devastated” after being ordered to lose 8kg! Oh, it gets worse! Pictures of the KUWTK star were actually photoshopped for the cover to look like she has cellulite!

Good thing there are pics from the Tommy Hilfiger show that proves that the cellulite was added in by the magazine.

WATCH: JLo and Iggy Azalea's Ultra Sexy "Booty" Video

After weeks of teasing fans, Jennifer Lopez finally released her highly-anticipated ‘Booty’ music video on September 18. As expected “Booty” is seriously sexy and fans are going absolutely crazy for JLo and Iggy Azalea’s ultra sexy video.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

T. B. Joshua: Hard times may test me, but cannot destroy me

The founder of The Synagogue Church of all Nations, Temitope Joshua (popularly known as T.B. Joshua), has described the recent incident in his church as a hard time that cannot destroy him. 

Writing on the church’s official Facebook page, Tuesday,  Mr. Joshua said hard times should be counted as joy. “It is through hard times that you gain the necessary experience and maturity to handle whatever responsibility given you,” Mr. Joshua said. 

“We are most likely to go astray from God and forget him when things are easy with us in the world because we often become proud and stupid with wealth and pleasure. “God visits His people with hard times that they may learn His way. His ways, though hard to the ungodly men, are desirable and profitable because they lead us to safety unto eternal life,” 

President Jonathan appeals to teachers to shelve plans for an industrial action, says Nigeria is Ebola free

President Goodluck Jonathan has appealed to teachers to shelve any plan for an industrial action over Ebola scare, as he sought to dispel concerns on the status of the deadly virus in Nigeria.

The president said Nigeria has contained the virus, and that the government’s alertness would ensure no Nigerian contracts the virus if Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American who brought Ebola to Nigeria, had arrived the country today.

“Presently there is no case of Ebola in Nigeria, nobody in Nigeria has Ebola now. All the people that had the symptoms of Ebola have recovered. Out of 19, we lost seven and the others have recovered. Yes, there are a few people we are observing,” he said.

Nigerian teachers to skip 2014 World Teachers’ Day celebration

The Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, has said its members will not celebrate this year’s World Teachers’ Day which comes up on October 5th.

The NUT president, Alogba Olukoya, made this known on Tuesday while briefing journalists in Abuja.

The day is marked every year to celebrate teachers and the teaching profession.

The NUT president said that the decision came in the face of the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in Nigeria.

NUT reject Sept 22 resumption date, give conditions

The Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, has said that its members would only resume on the government’s preferred date of September 22, if teachers are properly trained on Ebola prevention measures which actually makes sense to me.

The NUT said its members prefer an extended resumption date, preferably the initial October 13, to be sure the deadly virus poses no risk in schools. But where the government insists on September 22, teachers will only return to work if they receive sufficient training about Ebola, the union said. 

This was stated by the President of the NUT, Alogba Olukoya, on Tuesday while briefing journalists in Abuja. Mr. Olukoya said if the September 22 resumption date stands, he would direct teachers to resume after they were sufficiently trained on safety measures to prevent the spread of the disease and schools were provided with the necessary preventive and protective gadgets. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Chris Brown Releases Sixth Studio Album titled ‘X’

Chris Brown’s highly-anticipated sixth studio album, ‘X,’ dropped today Sept. 16.

The Album was originally slated to be released in late 2013, however, a parole violation that led to stints in rehab and 108 days in jail, postponed the release date. 
The Album is packed with 17 tracks and it is full of collaborations with Ariana Grande,Nicki Minaj and many more.

Woman walks out of rubble of collapsed synagogue building after being trapped for three days

A woman has walked out of the rubble of the collapsed synagogue building unaided around 2 a.m. on Tuesday morning as rescue efforts continued at the site of the Church of All Nations, in Lagos.

Ibrahim Farinloye, South-West Spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, said that the woman, who had been trapped under the rubble since the accident on Friday, was “hale and hearty.”

“She was traumatized, so we didn’t want her to talk. But she sustained little injuries on her ankle and wrist,” Mr. Farinloye told PREMIUM TIMES over the phone.

Meanwhile, eight more bodies were recovered over night, bringing the death toll yet to 57 dead and 131 rescued.

New Music: New Day by Kreativ (mavada and nicki minaj cover)

Here’s something new from one of the finest talents from the south, KREATIV calls this one “NEWDAY”  though kreativ  has been underground for a while, He stay dope.. he’s got great singles dropping soon.. keep an eye on this great talent, He got something to offer.. He is unique and his name tells it all. Click here to download.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Ebola: WHO tells Nigeria and Other affected countries to use survivors’ blood to treat patients

The World Health Organization, WHO, has given countries hit by Ebola outbreak the go-ahead to use the blood of Ebola survivors in combating the highly infectious and deadly virus.

There is no cure for Ebola, and the virus has killed more than 2,000 people in the latest outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. Hundreds have also recovered from the virus. Medical experts say survivors develop antibodies of the virus in their blood, capable of providing a fair degree of immunity from further infection.

Vaccines for the virus could be available for use on the frontline by November, the world health body said. But as the world’s seeks desperate ways of containing the spread, WHO said Friday that the affected countries should use the blood of patients who recover from the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, in treating other patients.

Photos From Yvonne Nelson's 'Single Married Complicated' Movie Premiere

So Yvonne Nelson Premiered her movie ''Single Married and complicated' yesterday and as expected, many "Celebrities" turned up for the premier but words on the streets claims that: "there were really no notable celebs at the venue......well except Nollywood waka pass actress Tana Adelana and Alex Ekubo." Lmaoooooooooooooo

Thursday, September 4, 2014

U.K. Commission probes Oyakhilome's Christ Embassy over payments

The imminent breakup of their marriage may be the least of the problems popular mega-church pastor, Chris Oyakhilome, and his wife, Anita, are facing at the moment as the United Kingdom agency is investigating the UK branch of their church, Christ Embassy, over controversial payments. 

The United Kingdom Charity Commission has launched a probe into the transfer of at least N941 million (£3.6 million) by the church to overseas entities between 2008 and 2012. In a statement on Wednesday, the Charity Commission said it has opened a statutory inquiry to investigate Christ Embassy over “a number of serious concerns relating to the use of charitable funds, in particular large connected party payments and the potential misapplication of grant funding.” 

According to the Charity Commission, which is the regulator of charities in England and Wales, statutory inquiries are only opened to investigate “the most serious” regulatory breaches. 

Joan Rivers Dies at 81

Joan Rivers who made the world laugh for over 50 years with her jokes, has died in NYC a week after her heart suddenly stopped beating during vocal cord surgery. She was 81 years old.

Joan's daughter Melissa Rivers took her mom off life support so she could pass comfortably in a private room.

The death has been reported to the NYC Medical Examiner's Office nd officials tell TMZ the office will open an investigation to determine cause of death.

Melissa just issued a statement saying, "It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers."

Friday, August 22, 2014

Ebola: Doctors At Isolation Center In Lagos Say N1.9bn Promised By FG Was Never Received

Following countering reports from both the Federal Government and the Ministry of Health in Nigeria claiming almost N1.9bn in funding was released to fight the Ebola virus, doctors working at the isolation center at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) in Yaba, Lagos, say that they are yet to receive any financial support, and as conditions there deterioriates, so does staff morale.

Reaching out today, a resident doctor working at the center, who asked to remain anonymous, disclosed that the money allegedly sent from the Federal Government has yet to reach patients suffering in Lagos. "The money said to have been released by the Federal Government is still 'on its way' to Lagos," he said.

The resident also revealed some of the appalling conditions at the center and the callous nature with which the medical staff at the isolation center are being treated, faulting the Ministry of Health for their attempts to mislead the public on the crisis and downplay the efforts of the staff there. Continue..........

PASTOR T. B. JOSHUA: EBOLA is manufactured by Satan

Nigeria’s controversial preacher, T.B. Joshua of The Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), has declared that the killer disease Ebola currently ravaging West Africa is from ‘the pit of hell’.

According to Mr. Joshua, who, on Sunday, led his congregation in prayer for the nations and individuals affected by the disease, time was up for the ‘strange ailment’ and life would soon return to normal for the affected countries.

“The so called strange ailment coming from three nations – Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia… satan is the manufacturer, the source,” Joshua defiantly declared to the faithful.

“Begin to capture the covenant of that strange sickness,” the cleric then enjoined the congregation. “Command that strange ailment to come out and go to the pit of hell, in the name of Jesus Christ!” Continue................

Omoni Oboli & Kids Looking Fabulous As They Cover Motherhood In-Style Magazine

Coolest Mum Ever? Yes I totally agree.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Ebola Virus Outbreak: FG bans transportation of corpses from one state to another

The Nigerian government has prohibited the transportations of corpses from one state to another as well as from another country to Nigeria as a strong measure to prevent the Ebola virus from spreading beyond Lagos.

The Minister of State for Health, Kairu Alhassan, told a traditional leaders stakeholders meeting in Kano on the polio eradication, that government decided to make sure that all dead bodies were buried wherever they died so that the chances of transporting the problems either from within or outside would be curtailed.

Mr. Alhassan explained that there was no dispute between Nigeria and America over the issue of drugs. He said that as it was, the Americans were using what they had on their people on trial basis, and there was no way Nigeria would accept and give what was inauthentic to its citizenry. Continue.........

#OsunDecides: APC raises alarm over alleged state- sponsored political terror

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has raised the alarm over the mass arrest and intimidation of its members in Osun on Saturday as the state’s Governorship election continues, saying over 250 of its members have been arrested so far in Osun.

”At this point, APC is constrained to alert Nigerians and the international community that what is going on now in Osun State Nigeria is not an election but a coup against democracy,” the party said in a statement issued in Osogbo by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed.

”This is definitely not an ordinary election. It is the total hijack of the process and direct violation of the rights of the people.

Osun State has been turned into a theatre of war. An ongoing state-sponsored political terror against the Osun people and the entire people of Nigerians has been unleashed by an elected President against his own people, against his own country, in an unprecedented act of political desperation. Continue.........

#OsunDecides: Osun Governorship Elections 2014

The Osun State governorship election holds today August 9, with 20 candidates representing 20 political parties vying for the ticket to the Osun Government House.

Apparently, the contest is between Rauf Aregbesola, the incumbent governor and candidate of the All Progressives Candidate (APC) and Iyiola Omisore, a former Senator and candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).

Fatai Akinbade, a former Secretary to the State Government and candidate of the Labour Party (LP), is, however, hoping to spring a surprise on both major contenders.

A total of 1,407,222 registered voters (INEC’s post March 2014 CVR) spread across three Senatorial Districts – each of the Districts have 10 local governments – are expected to cast their votes.

Ebola Wahala: 2 Dead, 20 Hospitalised after Excessive Consumption of Salt in Jos

This Day Newspaper reports that at least two people are feared dead, while 20 others are hospitalised in various hospitals in Plateau State after consuming excessive quantity of salt and bitter kola to prevent Ebola Virus Disease .

According to the publication, the two who were rushed to the hospital by family members, collapsed in the morning after consuming too much salt over night.

They reportedly later died of high blood pressure in the hospital.

The medical personnel in the hospitals where other patients are currently taking treatment in Jos, developed ulcer, while others stool profusely, having consumed the table salt in

Ebola Outbreak in Lagos: 139 individuals Under Surveillance

At a press briefing on Friday in Lagos, the Minister of Health Prof. Chukwu Onyebuchi confirmed to reporters that there are two new cases of the Ebola infection in Lagos.

It now brings the number of cases recorded to nine. Onyebuchi also said that apart from the two fresh cases, there are also six suspected cases.

“The total number of cases, as of this morning, (Friday) stands at nine out of which eight are Nigerians and one American-Liberian.

Out of the nine confirmed cases, seven are alive and are receiving treatment In Lagos.” he said.

The health minister also noted that the death rate in Nigeria so far from the virus is between 30 to 26% percent, while it is 65% in other West African countries.

“I am saying this to enlighten people that having Ebola does not mean you have been condemned to death, survivors have been recorded.” he said.

He also confirmed that 139 individuals have been placed under surveillance.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Important Information: Salt Therapy For Ebola Is a Dangerous Rumor, Please Disregard

Fellow Nigerians please stop creating a panic attack by spreading a rumor that Ebola had entered Abuja and Edo State and that we all should bath with salt and even drink some.

So i recieved loads and loads of calls, BCs, Pings etc.. this morning and everyone warning me to drink salt and bath with it, I even tried to educate them about the nature of the virus but they wouldn't listen and i even heard heard Nigerians have started bathing with salt since 2am and that salt is now a scarce commodity.

Ebola is not an airborne disease and most importantly, its not a worm, so drinking salt cannot prevent or eliminate the virus, See important facts about the virus after the jump.......

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Important Facts You Must Know About the Ebola Virus - US State Department

Everyone deserves to know about the deadly Ebola virus, read this alert from the US Embassy here in Nigeria and don't forget to share it with your friends, family, etc...