Monday, November 30, 2015

BREAKING: EFCC arrests former Minister of State for Finance, others over $2 billion arms deal scandal [Premium Times]

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a former Minister of State for Finance, Bashir Yuguda, and a number of top officials from the office of the National Security Adviser over the controversial arms procurement scandal surrounding former NSA, Sambo Dasuki.
Multiple sources at the EFCC told PREMIUM TIMES Mr. Yuguda was arrested Monday afternoon and was currently being quizzed by detectives.
Our sources said a huge amount of money; “running into billions” was allegedly traced to the former minister from funds meant for arms procurement.
“The funds were directly transferred to him from the NSA office and he has been unable to explain the rationale for the transfer,” a source said.
“The transfers were made to his account between December 2014 and May 2015.”

SEE Pictures of President Buhari addressing World Leaders at COP21

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1,4,8: President Buhari with Minister of Environment Mrs Amina Ibrahim Mohammed shortly before addressing the UN Climate Change Conference COP 21, in Paris, France on 30th Nov 2015 5: President Buhari with Minister of Environment Mrs Amina Ibrahim Mohammed and National Security Adviser Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno Rtd shortly before addressing the UN Climate Change Conference COP 21, in Paris, France on 30th Nov 2015

BREAKING: Ex-President Jonathan Escapes Assassination attempt in Bayelsa, Police make arrests [PICS]

EDIT: The Police has debunked this story. It said those arrested were hoodlum trying to get some money from the President and no arms were found on them.

Suspected militants linked to the All Progressives Congress (APC) have been apprehended in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State after a failed assassination attempt on former President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday morning, Leadership is reporting.
The report indicates that the militants intercepted and drove into Jonathan’s motorcade at the Julius Berger bridge area of Yenagoa, Bayelsa state.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

SIGNAL publishes EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with Mustapha Audu, alleged Sugabelly rapist

Below is the story published by the SIGNAL run by Ohimai
Who is ‘Sugabelly’ to you?
Lotanna as her real name is called, is someone who we were colleagues together while I was serving at an IT firm in Abuja called Alteq. She was a staff at Alteq. We were colleagues for a while and at some point we dated for about two months. I came back to Nigeria in 2006, and it was at Alteq I first met her. I’m not sure how long she had worked there before I came to the company for my NYSC. It was a long time ago. I was about 24 then. We talked like every other person. There was a time she had a party for the office, I thought it was a party for the office but it was her birthday party, her 18th birthday party. It was in March of that year. I didn’t go for it. I usually don’t go to office parties. I had another business. I was working at my company and at the IT firm as well. So one day at the office she came to me and harassed me that I missed her party and I said, oh, don’t worry I will make it up to you. I will take you out for sharwarma and I took her to 212; then they used to sell sharwarma. This was the first time I took her out. There are emails to corroborate this. From then on we started talking. She was a very interesting personality. She is very brilliant and she reads a lot of books. I read a lot of books too and I don’t meet people who read a lot of book. I used to read a lot of fantasy books. All these Game of Thrones people are watching as movies now, I read them as books like ten years ago. Knights of Shallaman, Wheel of Time, Lord of the Rings, Inheritance Cycle, many many books I read years ago and there were very few people who knew these things. She was one of them. She read a lot and she wrote. She was a very brilliant writer; in fact, I think that was why she was working as someone’s secretary at the office. She used to write a lot of letters for the company. Claims have emerged from her that as at January of 2007 I was in a relationship with her and doing all sorts of wicked things to her. Just like now, in December, precisely December 17, 2006, I lost my mum. I was in the UK. I watched my mum die. I loved my mum. I brought her body back to Nigeria, so just like now I was going through a period of grief. So it wasn’t possible all the things she is claiming that I did. I would be mourning.

BREAKING: Court of Appeal nullifies former Senate President, David Mark's election...orders rerun.

David Mark
A Court of Appeal, sitting in Makurdi, Benue State, has nullified the election of former senate president, David Mark.
The court faulted the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission to declare Mr. Mark, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, winner of the March 28 senatorial election in Benue south.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Shoppers terrified as incompetent Shoprite Ikeja Management shuts down store as Lagos Govt seals Ikeja Shoprite, Spurs.

A mild drama ensued at Shoprite Ikeja today.

I was shopping with a friend when an announcement came over the PA system indicating that Shoprite Ikeja was shutting sown due to a technical emergency.

The announcement came on again repeatedly and we went to checkout.

At the check out store, a terrified manager kept asking shoppers to leave the shopping aisle, telling staff to take money made for the day into the office, and abrupty closing stalls attending to customers.

All this while, the electricity kept going on and off.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Soyinka expresses dismay at Osun schools religious outfit, commissions 750million secondary school named after him. [PUNCH]

Femi Makinde
Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Monday frowned on the situation where pupils wear uniforms depicting their religious affiliations to schools across the country.
Soyinka spoke during the inauguration of a N750m school built by the Osun State Government in Ejigbo. The school was named after him.
Though Soyinka expressed happiness at the honour done him by Governor Rauf Aregesola, he warned against diving the pupils along religious lines by allowing them to wear uniforms that typified their religious affiliations.
Soyinka said there should be nothing to divide pupils along religious lines, adding that the feeling of holier than thou was one of the factors that brought about the abduction of the Chibok girls by Boko Haram insurgents.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Gunmen storm Mali hotel, take 170 people hostage. Africa's richest man rumored to be among hostages by Al Jazeera, spokesman says otherwise

Al Jazeera is reporting an attack on the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali's capital with Africa's richest man, Dangote, said to be among hostages.

Anthony Chiejina, Dandote's spokesman has confirmed that Dangote is not among hostages. Al Jazeera has not updated its live coverage of the incident as at the time of this report.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

$2.9 billion arms procurement scam is laughable. My hands are clean. Dasuki shares his story

ABUJA — FORMER National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, retd, whose arrest was ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday over allegations of fictitious award of arms supply contracts, yesterday, countered the Federal Government. He alleged a deliberate campaign to rubbish him by the present administration.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

BREAKING: President Buhari orders the arrest of Ex-NSA Dasuki and others over Arms fraud. READ SHOCKING DETAILS

Sambo Dasuki, former National Security Adviser, Nigeria
Sambo Dasuki, former National Security Adviser, NigeriaPresident Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday received the interim report of the investigative committee on arms procurement with an order for the arrest of all indicted persons in the arms scam.
This information is contained in a statement issued in Abuja by the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
According to the statement, the committee which was inaugurated on Aug. 31, is yet to complete its work. But its interim report has unearthed several illicit and fraudulent financial transactions.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Nigerian Lecturer solves 156 yr old Maths problem...wins 1 million dollars!

Dr Opeyemi Enoch has successfully solved the 156 -year- old Riemann Hypothesis, the most important problem in Mathematics, Leadership reports. 

The Riemann Zeta Hypothesis is one of the seven Millennium problems set forth by the Clay Mathematics Institute with a million Dollar reward for each solved problem for the past 16 years.

Dr Enoch teaches at the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), and he's become the fourth egghead to resolve one of the seven Millennium Problems in Mathematics.

Three of the problems had been solved and the prizes given to the winners. This makes it the fourth to be solved of all the seven problems.


Survivor of Paris Attack shares horrifying experience and blood stained shirt

Isobel Bowdery was at the Bataclan concert with her boyfriend on Friday night when the armed gunmen opened fire on the audience, leaving 89 people dead and many seriously wounded. The 22-year-old shared her traumatic experience in a Facebook post on Saturday, November 14. The post which was accompanied by a photo of the blood-stained T-shirt she wore that night has been shared over 650k times and garnered over 2million Likes. Below is what she wrote...

Fuel Scarcity to last till December over unpaid subsidies - Petroleum Marketers.

The current petrol scarcity facing the nation due to delay in subsidy claim payment and Petroleum products, marketers said the fuel scarcity could continue up until December.
They said with the approval of the N413bn subsidy arrears by the Federal Government still awaiting clearance at the National Assembly, there were other issues that involves some paper work and getting the forex equivalent of the N413bn payment.

Missy Elliot Dances Shoki in latest video! Credits Lagos. Watch!

The Shoki dance was performed by MissyElliot at the 2.30 minute mark.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

BREAKING: See FULL MINISTERIAL LIST AND PORTFOLIOs as Buhari merges ministries and names himself Minister of Petroleum

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday named a former governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), the Minister of Power, Works and Housing.
The ministry is a merger of three ministries: Power, Works as well as Housing, Land and Urban Development.
The President, shortly after inaugurating the ministers, also named a former governor of Rivers State, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister for Transportation.
Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers)–Transportation

Saturday, November 7, 2015

BREAKING: Nigeria gets its First Female Governor as Tribunal sacks Taraba Governor

The Taraba State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja has nullified the election of Governor Darius Ishaku of the Peoples Democratic Party, and declared his All Progressives Congress counterpart, Alhaja Aisha Alhassan, as the winner of the April 11, 2015 election.
The tribunal, led by Justice Musa Danladi Abubakar, in its judgment on Saturday, held that Ishaku was not nominated by the PDP due to the party’s failure to conduct its primary election in the state in line with section 177 of the Electoral Act.