Showing posts from July 30, 2015

Photos from actress Joke Silva's mum's funeral

Photos from the funeral mass of Dr. (Mrs) Marianne Abimbola Silva, the mother of veteran actress Joke Silva which held at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Lagos today July 30th. Guests at the funeral mass included former Interim president, Ernest Shonekan and wife of former Ekiti state governor, Mrs Bisi Fayemi. Dr Abimbola Silva died peacefully on July 19th. More photos below

Top military oficials leaked operational plans to Boko Haram – ex-Defence Chief, Alex Badeh

Alex Badeh, the immediate past commander of the Nigerian military, has revealed that the effectiveness of the fight against the militant Islamist group, Boko Haram, was greatly hampered by fifth columnists within the military who leaked sensitive information and operational plans to the terrorist sect.

Mr. Badeh, whose hometown, Mubi, was briefly captured by Boko Haram in 2014, was speaking on Thursday during his valedictory ceremony from the Nigerian Armed Forces.
He said the activities of saboteurs within the military led to the unnecessary deaths of many soldiers and officers who unknowingly walked into ambushes laid by Boko Haram who had prior knowledge of troops movement.
“The activities of fifth columnists in the military and other security agencies who leaked operational plans and other sensitive military information to the terrorist, combined to make the fight against the insurgents particularly difficult,” he said.

“The activities of these unpatriotic members of the military n…

Nigeria will abide by ICJ ruling on Bakassi - Buhari

While speaking at an interactive session with Nigerians living in Cameroon during his 2-day working and friendly visit to the country yesterday July 29th, President Buhari said his administration would ensure the faithful implementation of the Green Tree Agreement, which regulates the ceding of Bakassi to Cameroon.

Since Nigeria allowed the case to go to court (ICJ), and we lost, we have to abide by it," he said while responding to a question from a Nigerian on the issue.
The Bakassi Peninsula lies between the Cross River estuary and the Rio del Ray estuary on the east of Cameroon. It was ceded to the Cameroonian government on October 10th 2002 following a judgement by the International Court of Justice.

No country can succeed alone in the war against terror - Buhari

Press statement from the presidency... President Buhari has said that Nigeria and neighboring countries must stand together to defeat and degrade Boko Haram terrorists in the sub-region. Speaking late Wednesday at a state dinner at the Unity Palace in Yaounde, during his two-day working visit to Cameroon, President Buhari said countries in the sub-region cannot afford to falter in their resolve to get rid of the evils of terrorists.

``We recognize that none of us can succeed alone. In order to win this war we need the collective efforts of each one of us, standing together as a formidable force for good, to defeat and end these acts of terror against our people,’’ he said. The President told guests at the dinner hosted by President Paul Biya that the security situation in the region presented an opportunity for Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Benin to work together for their common security, peace and socio-economic development.  

`` Let me assure all of my relentless pursuit of all p…

Nigerians Are Reacting To Revelations About The DG SSS Being A Member Of APC

Following the release of empirical evidence in the Words or Mrs Ezekwesili that Alhaji Lawal Daura the acting DG DSS is not only a card carrying member of the APC but also a ranking member of the APC presidential campaign Organisation Nigerians took to twitter to express their minds on the revelations!!

Photos: Two Gay Men Got Married In Port Harcourt

Someone who claimed to be at the wedding said it took place in Port Harcourt about 2 months ago and was between two men .
Also you can see a photo of their traditional wedding (left) and as you can clearly see, that's a dude. He goes by the name Obate and hails from Agbonchia, a town in Eleme LGA in Rivers state while the groom is from Ikwere.

Expose Killers of Bola Ige, Dele Giwa, others, Reps tell Buhari

The House of Representatives has urged the Buhari administration to reopen investigations into unresolved cases of high profile political and extra judicial killings in Nigeria.

The essence of the charge to the Federal Government, the House resolved, is to bring the culprits to justice.
In a motion titled, Need To Undertake Further Investigations Into Cases Of Extra Judicial Killings And Other High Profile Murders, raised by Kingsley Chinda, he noted that the extra judicial killings were allegedly being carried out by men of the Nigerian Police Force, and personnel of some other security agencies and unknown gunmen.
While charging the Nigerian Police Force to be more alive to its responsibilities in the prevention and proper investigation, the lawmaker also expressed worry that the efforts of successive governments in tackling the problem of extra judicial and other high profile killings have largely been ineffectual and short of peoples’ expectations as some have continued unabated a…

EFCC arrests sacked NIMASA boss over alleged multibillion naira fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested the immediate past Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency [NIMASA], Patrick Ziakede Akpobolokemi, two weeks after he was fired from his post.

A source in NIMASA told PREMIUM TIMES Mr. Akpobolokemi was arrested in Lagos Thursday morning and was detained at the Lagos office of the EFCC in the Ikoyi area of the city.
“He was taken in this morning around 10 a.m.,” the NIMASA insider said. “Some of our other officials have also been summoned while EFCC operatives have been conducting discreet investigation here. There is tension everywhere.
“One of our people just returned from EFCC and he told me the former DG is still there, sweating profusely as he was being questioned by investigators.”
Our source said while at NIMASA headquarters, EFCC operatives asked questions about some curious multibillion naira transactions approved by Mr. Akpobolokemi, especially during the dying days of the last admini…

Lionel Messi Already Back In Barcelona Training Ahead Of Schedule + Photos Of Other Stars In 'Action'

Already in anticipation for the new season....Lionel Messi is back in training ahead ahead of time. The four time Ballon d'Or winner came back with his Argentine teammate -Javier Mascherano, less than a month after their Copa America final defeat and a week ahead of schedule.  The pair returned to the European champions' Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper training base on Thursday alongside South American colleagues Dani Alves and Neymar for medical tests as they bid to get ready for Barcelona's Super Cup contests next month.  Barca face UEFA Cup winners Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup on August 11 in Georgian capital Tbilisi before taking on Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish edition over two legs on August 14 and 17. 

Photos; Nigerian Troops Clear Notorious Boko Haram Camps In Borno State

As part of efforts to rid Nigeria of Boko Haram terrorists, troops of 21 Brigade and elements of Nigerian Army Engineers yesterday cleared a notorious terrorists camp at Chuogori and Shantumari, Borno State. During the offensive operations the fleeing terrorists left underground silos. 
In addition, troops of 151 Task Force Battalion conducted operations on Kashingeri, Wale and Kushingari Boko Haram terrorists camps today. During the raids, quite a number of the terrorists were killed, a Landrover vehicle and a Tipper were recovered. The troops also rescued 59 civilians that were held captive by the terrorists and cleared the camps.

President Buhari’s Photographer Bayo Omoboriowo & his bride Lola’s Pre-Wedding Photos

President Muhammadu Buhari‘s official photographer, Bayo Omoboriowo is getting married to Lola Omitokun very soon.
HE proposed to his girlfriend, Lola at the beginning of the year 2015 at dubai
The couple already had their registry wedding a few months ago, but their big wedding is coming up. Watch out for the scoop on BN!
In the meantime, here are their pre-wedding shots by Jide Odukoya Photography & Sottu Photography. These newlyweds just can’t get enough of each other – all loved up and smooching!

Photos: Buhari arrives Nigeria from Cameroon

President Buhari this afternoon arrived Nigeria from Cameroon after his one day state visit to the country. He was received by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. More photos below
 Photo credit: Sesco photography