Saturday, 25 February 2017

BIG BROTHER NAIJA: Ex-BBNaija housemate Gifty parties with Falz

BIG BROTHER NAIJA: Ex-BBNaija housemate Gifty parties with Falz

After saying she didn't know who singer, rapper, comedian Falz was while she was in the Big Brother house and the drama that statement raised, Gifty got to party with Falz last night at Club Rumours, in Lagos.

They have obviously made up and moved on. Gifty said on her Instagram page:

Sometimes not saying anything is the best answer. You see, silence can never be misquoted..just watch and learn.. #softwork #FALZ❤ #ITSJUSTGOD #NEVERGIVEUP
Buhari not ‘witch-hunting’ anybody — SGF

Buhari not ‘witch-hunting’ anybody — SGF

The Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is laying a solid foundation for the future generation through his leadership style.

Mr. Lawal spoke at a roundtable with top government officials in Owerri on Saturday.
The SGF was in Owerri on Friday where he was conferred with a Fellowship at the 5th Convocation of Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo.
He said the Buhari administration was not witch-hunting anybody, but wanted to ensure that impunity and corruption was eradicated in the country.
Mr. Lawal said the Federal Government had already engaged over 30,000 youths through its numerous programmes and job creation, adding that one million youths would be gainfully employed before the end of 2017.
He said the president inherited a lot of challenges ranging from insecurity to corruption, adding that the situation needed support and patience to fix the economy.
He said that everybody must join hands to rediscover the nation and to put it back to where it rightfully belong.
“We have commenced a new journey of rapid and sustainable economic growth that will usher us prosperity despite all the challenges,” he said.
“Our economy should have been among the strongest in the world if not for the high level of corruption which is more evident in key sectors like education and health care delivery,” he said.
The SGF said the administration had recorded huge success since it started the fight against corruption and had prosecuted many public office holders.
He added that the new whistle blowing policy had helped the administration recover millions of naira from corrupt Nigerians, adding that the huge sum would be reinvested to boost the economy.
Mr. Lawal said that the government was aware of the pains Nigerians were passing through, but assured that the government was doing everything possible to address it.
“This government has introduced diversification policy and very soon we will begin to witness changes as we have witnessed in rice and wheat production,” he said.
Gov. Rochas Okorocha said that this was not the time for Nigerians to weep or complain in the struggle of nationhood, but a time to comply.
According to him, Nigeria must write the history of recession, just like other advanced nation dids in their own struggles for greatness.
Mr. Okorocha further said Mr. Buhari’s main job was not to build skyscrapers, but to lay solid foundation for other successors to build on.
He said Nigerians should continue to pray for the president as his emergence was divine and the purpose must be fulfilled.
Mr. Okorocha also admonished youth to de-emphasise the search for civil service jobs, but to see agriculture as the fastest means to create wealth. (NAN)
Sheriff is a mole planted by APC in PDP – Nyesom Wike

Sheriff is a mole planted by APC in PDP – Nyesom Wike

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has described the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Alli Modu Sheriff, as a mole in the party.

The Governor alleged that Sheriff is planted in the party by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to decimate the party ahead of the 2019 general elections.

He described the loss by Makarfi at the Court of Appeal to Sheriff as a temporary setback.

Wike told Thisday, “As far as I am concerned, you may say it is complicated but I will rather say it is a temporary setback because I don’t like commenting on all these judgments but I know that this is not the final bus stop; the final bus stop is the Supreme Court.

“Obviously, we reject the judgment. Sheriff is a mole in the party and so if it were a situation you know it is someone who has the interest of the party talking, then you begin to see how you can move from there.

“Having identified that the mole has been working for APC, it will be difficult for any right-thinking politician to say oh, let us allow him, it will be very, very difficult.

“We are going on appeal; we will take a major decision after the final appellate court that is, the Supreme Court has given its verdict, so I am not worried.

“I know that in politics this is the way it goes, you don’t expect things to be smooth all the time. Sometimes it is rough; it will threaten you and sometimes it enables you to know that this is the type of human beings you are working with so you can know the kind of characters they are made of.

“Luckily, it was not a unanimous judgment, it was a split decision of two to one; you can appreciate the fact that there is still hope as we go to the Supreme Court

“There is nothing to reconcile because everybody has seen his actions so you don’t need anybody to tell you that he is a mole; even those who are parading him, you can see the characters, you can see how they romance with the ruling party.

“He is not going to work for the party; rather he wants to see that the party is decimated before 2019.”
Pele's son to serve up to 13 years in prison for drug trafficking and Money laundering

Pele's son to serve up to 13 years in prison for drug trafficking and Money laundering

The son of Brazil legend Pele has been told that he must serve almost 13 years behind bars. 

Edinho says that he will turn himself in to the police after being ordered to fulfill some of his 33-year drug trafficking sentence.

The former Santos goalkeeper, whose full name is Edson Cholbi do Nascimento, was found guilty of drug trafficking and money laundering in 2005 but has been fighting the charges since.
Wike orders arrest of 15 mechanics polluting air by burning tyres, oil

Wike orders arrest of 15 mechanics polluting air by burning tyres, oil

The Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike has on Friday, ordered the arrest of 15 mechanics caught polluting the air by burning used tyres and condemned engine oil. Governor Wike gave the order for the arrest while he was driving back from a funeral at Oyigbo. On getting to the area, Governor Wike saw thick black smoke oozing from the burning tyres as set by the mechanics.

Wike then directed the state fire service to put out the fire after he had gone into the workshop of the mechanics to condemn the act. Governor Wike however ordered their arrest for polluting the environment saying, he would ensure that the culprits are dealt with by the relevant authorities to serve as a deterrent to others.

The Governor promised he would not allow the lives of the people be put to danger from environmental hazards such as from black sooth. He said to achieve this, his administration had set up and empowered a task force to curb black sooth pollution of the environment by mechanics.

Kemi Olunloyo shades Seyilaw’s little daughter, says she’s fat and should be guarded

Kemi Olunloyo shades Seyilaw’s little daughter, says she’s fat and should be guarded

Controversial journalist, Kemi Olunloyo, has warned that Seyilaw’s daughter is fat, and what she’s fed should be be guarded.
According to Kemi, the ace comedian’s daughter might experience childhood obesity if care is not taken, leading to poor self esteem and depression when classmates and peers begin to tease her.

Kemi also affirmed that she’s giving this advice as “a well trained U.S nurse and white house award winning health educator.”
Here’s what she wrote;
“@Regrann from @kemiolunloyo – #hnnhealth Comedian (@Seyilaw1) Seyi Law’s baby is FAT! Childhood obesity is growing in #Nigeria. When Teyana Taylor sent this picture to me almost 2 yrs ago, I blogged it ripping Iman’s daughter as too fat for a baby. Teyanna was feeding her all sorts of things. Seriously she admitted to overfeeding her and had to STOP. Below is Iman and Teyanna’s kid last June 2016 now transitioned to a healthy weight. 

Though Seyi’s daughter takes his puffy face features, clearly she is overweight and her feeding schedule has to be guarded. I’m a US trained Clinical Pharmacist and and a White House award winning health educator. Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. Children who are obese are above the normal weight for their age and height. Childhood obesity is particularly troubling because the extra pounds often start children on the path to health problems that were once considered adult problems diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. 

Many obese children become obese adults, especially if one or both parents are obese. Childhood obesity can also lead to poor self-esteem and depression when classmates and peers begin teasing them. Have a time table of what your child eats and babies, get a grip on their feeding schedule. 
I only speak facts. Many Nigerians feel offended cos they are in denial. Click #hnnhealth to explore my health advise or continue to live recklessly. #hnnkids #madamhnn👑
Dr. Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo Pharm.D – #regrann 
Anti-graft: FG recovers N57.9bn, $666.676

Anti-graft: FG recovers N57.9bn, $666.676

The Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has revealed that the Federal Ministry of Justice in line with the anti-corruption war, had recovered N57.9 billion as well as $US666.676 from fines and corporate organisations and corrupt individuals in the country.

Malami’s made revelation while defending 2017 Appropriation bill of the Federal Ministry of Justice before the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters at the National Assembly Complex last Thursday in Abuja, Vanguard reported.

His Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Comrade Salihu Othman Isah disclosed that the AGF gave highlights on how the recoveries were made saying that, “N50 billion was the fine paid by MTN Telecommunication Company while N7 billion and $10 Million US Dollar was recovered from private residence, N40Million and N50Million were voluntarily returned. 

According to him, $250 million under interim forfeiture was alleged proceeds of oil bunkering and also $136.676 million awaiting actual remittance and $270 million was FGN fund recovered from commercial bank.” Isah added that the Minister explained that his ministry operated through 2016 without capital budget. '

“Our budgetary proposal of N18, 528,093,480.00 was not appropriated thereby compelling the Ministry to operate on a zero capital budget”, he informed the Senate Committee. 

The AGF expressed satisfaction for the uncommon achievements recorded by the Ministry as a result of the recoveries made which culminated to increased revenue of the Federal Government. He said, “I am happy to state however, that we as a Ministry recorded modest achievements in the act of contributing to the revenue generation of the Federal Government notwithstanding the zero capital budgets.” 

The budget frame being defended by the Minister depicts that the Ministry budgetary allocation received a boost as against 2016 appropriation. In line with the budget document, the total sum of N 6,914,774,768.00 (Six billion, nine hundred and fourteen million, seven hundred and seventy four thousand, seven hundred and sixty eight naira) only was earmarked for the Ministry in the 2017 budget appropriation as against N3, 921,612,815 (Three billion, nine hundred and twenty one million, six hundred and twelve thousand, eight hundred and fifteen naira). 

From the N6,914,774,768.00, personnel cost would engulf the largest chunk of N4,278,824,404.00, legal services a whooping amount of N1,000,006,899.00 followed by overhead N946,834,670.00 and the least capital budget of N689,108,794.00. He pointed out that the personnel cost, covers the allowances of Nigerian lawyers providing legal services within the sub region and also reflects the harmonization of the salaries of State Counsel in the Ministry. 

“The personnel cost of N 4,278,824,404.00 (Four billion, two hundred and seventy eight million, eight hundred and twenty four thousand, four hundred and four naira) includes the allowances for the Ministry lawyers serving in the Gambia and reflects the harmonization of the salaries of the State Counsel in the Ministry as approved by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016, after over twenty years of agitation by state counsels in the Ministry.” 

Malami also stressed that the legal services subhead caters for the core mandate of the Ministry including payment of legal fees to external solicitors engaged by the Ministry. 

“This sub head has been allocated the sum of N1, 000,006,898.00 (One billion, six thousand, eight hundred and ninety nine naira) as against N843, 563,146.00 allocated in 2016, representing an increase of N156, 443,753.00” about 18.5% increase. He however stated that the budget of the legal services sub head that witnessed about 18.5% increase could not still enable them grapple with the challenges that may be arising from the sub head overtime. 

According to him, “given the enormous additional responsibilities on the Ministry arising from the passage of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015 as well as the increase in the quantum of other activities currently being pursued by the Ministry, this amount is unarguably, grossly inadequate and will unfortunately over stretch the Ministry capacity to cope to the maximum in the light of the prevailing realities”. 

He nevertheless expressed optimism that, the sum of N689, 108,794.00 (Six hundred and eighty nine million, one hundred and eight thousand, seven hundred and ninety four naira) allocated to the Ministry for 2017 capital projects will boost the Ministry’s performance index.

“The projects, if implemented, will greatly enhance our capacity for effectiveness and improved service delivery and undoubtedly encourage and motivate our lawyers to give their best in the service of our dear nation”, the AGF maintained. In his response to Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, representing Delta West, on payment of outstanding judgment debts, the Malami explained that he was conscious and perturbed, adding that concerted efforts are ongoing to offset the outstanding and probably abate future debts. 

“I have a cause to sign a letter sent to the Budget Office this morning before leaving my office to attend to this national calling and constitutional responsibility. If the desired response was not gotten from the Budget Office between now and Monday next week, I will fall back on the committee for emergency executive meeting on the way out of the judgment debts outstanding.” 

Members of the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, chaired by Senator David Umaru, representing Niger East Senatorial District expressed satisfaction with the articulate budget presentation by the AGF and unanimously applauded the uncommon recoveries made by the Ministry under zero capital budget allocation in 2016 fiscal year.

NAF strikes insurgents’ location at Tagoshe

NAF strikes insurgents’ location at Tagoshe

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) struck insurgents location at Tagoshe/Mandara Mountain general area about 10 kms Southwest of Gwoza in northern Borno, the Force said in a statement on Friday.

NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Group Capt. Ayodele Famuyiwa, made this known in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja.
Famuyiwa said that intelligence report by sister surface forces indicated that remnants of fleeing insurgents were gathered at the location.
This report was confirmed by NAF Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft before combat platforms were called in to strike the location.
“Follow-up battle damage assessment confirmed that the air attack was successful as shown by the enclosed declassified footage of the operation,” he said.
NAF had in the past few weeks been bombarding remnants of the insurgents’ locations and hideouts in the North-East, especially in northern part of Borno State.