Thursday, 31 December 2015

More photos from Footballer John Ogu's traditional wedding

Super Eagles player, John Ogu got married traditionally to Veronica in Anambra state on Tuesday December 29th. Continue to see more photos...

Photos of Nnamdi Kanu's handwritten statement / transcription apologizing to Buhari for calling him a pedophile and terrorist

Sahara reporters has received original copies of the statement in which Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Pro-Biafran IPOB tendered his unreserved apologies to Buhari for calling him a pedophile and terrorist. He also apologized to former President Jonathan and Igbo leaders for insults he hauled on them previously. The statement was written on October 23rd after he was arrested on October 14th. The full text of the statement below...

Nnamdi Kanu's handwritten statement / transcription
Nnamdi Kanu, Male Igbo Christian, aged 48 (i.e. born 1967, the year Biafra was announced), of Afaraukwu-Ibeku (Umuahia-North LG, Abia State), of dual Nigerian-British nationality, living in Pilkington Road, SE London, UK
I can confirm that I, Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra worldwide is a legally registered and duly recognized body at the United Nations pursuing the rights of a specific indigenous people, in this case Biafra, to seek self-determination according to the said charter. The reason for the formation of the Indigenous People of Biafra is to avail those referring to themselves as Biafrans the opportunity made available as a result of the United Nations Declaration to seek the peaceful re-Birth of Biafra in line with international laws, lack of holistic development in the socio-economic landscape of Nigeria, lack of youth employment, corruption in high offices, and economic repression.
Opportunities no longer existed for the majority of the people, and especially young graduates to find meaningful employment in the job market, general hardship, brutal repression of civil and human rights coupled with system that shuns inward investment contributed to the thinking behind the formation of IPOB.
The People of Biafra all over the world have particular emphasis on those residing in the diaspora it is not advised that those in Nigeria contribute. No contribution is accepted from those in political office or from organizations only individuals belonging to those organizations may choose to contribute if they wish to the volunteer force. IPOB is a group of people who may wish to group themselves together for the purpose of Evangelism or going out to the streets to distribute leaflets and preach the message of lawful existence of Biafra as stipulated in the UN Charter.
There is no armed conflict agitating and any reference to such is purely designed to stop the Nigerian Armed Forces ostensibly the police from coming out and killing innocent people.
IPOB volunteers are modeled on exactly the same tenet as the world renowned Salvation Army Front. Its ambitions are army but it does not carry any weapons. The same thing applies to the volunteers of IPOB. There is no arms training involved. I am the Director of Radio Biafra and solely responsible for the output the (genre?) of Radio Biafra is strictly to capture attention and imagination and not designed to incite anyone to violence.
For very many years the Nigerian state and Nigerians in general have continued to witness poor economic management, fraud, corruption, and mismanagement of every sector of the economy. Therefore, as Radio Biafra programs were designed to wake up the public from their slumber and address the issues of the time, which is youth unemployment, lack of infrastructural provisions, poor electricity, an absence of rural development, and conspicuous absence of respect for human rights.
The area as envisaged as Biafra are predominantly South-East and South-South territories having cultural, linguistic, traditional, and commonality in value system. Reference to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as a terrorist, evil, and Paedophile is regrettable and uncalled for and for that I unreservedly apologize and will be doing so in a private letter to the President. Before PMP there was the administration of Goodluck Jonathan I also said some uncomplimentary things about him and Igbo elders as well, which I now recognize should have happened because it is un-African to be rude or insolent to elders. All I was trying to do is draw attention to the problems afflicting society and what society is doing about it.
The areas intended for the Biafran being espoused by Indigenous People of Biafra are Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Anambra, Bayelsa Delta, Edo (but only Igbamke), Kogi (only Igala), and Imo States. The mission statement of Radio Biafra is dedicated to the defences of the rights of the indigenous people of Biafra and ultimately the restoration of the REpublic of Biafra in line with United Nations Declarations on the Rights of Indigenous People
Nnamdi Kanu


Please release my husband- Dasuki's wife begs FG

Wife of embattled former National Security Adviser, Mrs Sambo Dasuki has called on the Federal government to release her husband who according to her "served his nation".

According to The Nation, Mrs Dasuki made the plea on Tuesday night after her husband was re-arrested after he was able to meet his N500 million bail condition. Mrs Dasuki who created a scene outside the DSS Headquarters said;

“Nigerians should help me beg the Federal Government, the DSS and other agencies to release my husband who did his best to serve this nation. He is ill, he needs medical attention, he is not pretending. I implore the DSS not to allow him to die in custody. I saw my husband and I felt dejected. He is not just well. Nigerians should assist him to get a reprieve. We(myself, the children and relations) are all destabilised. We don’t know what is happening because three courts have granted him bail. Why are they after him? Let those concerned respect the court by releasing my husband. There is no way my husband will run away from the country under any guise. They should please follow the rule of law and uphold his right to bail.”she said

Man who 'died' during party with pals,wakes up in morgue and returns to party

A man who 'died' after downing shots of vodka with friends was taken to the morgue before waking up.
After partying too hard with pals, he pass out and his friends  then called an ambulance to the property in Khasanky, in Russia's far east.When medics arrived, they declared the man dead and took him to the morgue.
Speaking to the local newspaper Khasanskiye Vesti, police spokesman Aleksey Stoyev said:

 "That night the local morgue was filled to its capacity, the bodies were not only on the shelves, but also on the floor of the freezer room, where our ‘dead’ hero was allocated."
He woke up in the freezer, before stumbling his way out of it towards shocked staff.He added:
"At some point, the man woke up, failing to understand where he was.In the darkness, he felt someone’s completely cold limbs and in fear rushed to the door."
He then returned to the party, seeing his pals were still drinking - but this time in his memory..

UK Mirror 
However, after letting the shocked friends know what happened, their commemoration drinks were transformed into a "re-birthday party"

Nicki Minaj posts selfie with brother following his child rape arrest

Nicki Minaj shared a pic of herself with her elder brother, weeks after she paid $100k bail for him following his child rape arrest. It's the first sighting for 37 year old Jelani Maraj after his appearance in court on Dec. 9th. Jelani is facing a possible 25-year prison sentence for charges of first-degree rape and first-degree sexual conduct against a preteen.

Read FFK's reaction to Buhari's media chat


Toyin Lawani flaunts sexy body in sheer gown and hijab

The designer and stylist decided to pose in her hijab after Buhari's declaration it maybe banned soon..She's one hot mama!

Win N300,000 in 'No Yawa' competition

Win three hundred thousand naira
1 follow kamali _ojukwu_ on IG
2_upload a video of yourself singing the "no yawa" chorus .
3_the person with the most likes per week gets any recharge card of his or her choice network .
4 The person with the most likes on his video at the said date "Jan 30th " wins the cash sum of 300 thousand naira. Courtesy of K.O.J entertainment in partnership with j.o ojukwu and sons .

Skeletal remains found in a shallow grave in Soweto confirmed as that of a girl who went missing three years ago

South African police on December 17, uncovered a human skull and bones buried in a shallow grave in the backyard of a house in Phiri, Soweto where a missing University of Johannesburg student Palesa Madiba was last seen alive. A police officer at the Moroka police station said he received a call in the early hours of that day about a buried body in the house. There, they found a grave in the house and bricks that was laid on top of the body.

Yesterday, December 30, the police confirmed that the skeletal remains found in the grave were indeed Madiba's. Brigadier Mashadi Selepe said they could not divulge more information to the media until their investigation had been completed.

22-year-old Madiba disappeared in August 2013. She had spent the weekend at a friend's house and was expected back home in Diepkloof but didn't return. The family searched high and low but every tip on her whereabouts had turned out to be false.

And Davido's cousin adds fuel to the fire...

Davido's cousin posted this distorted photo of Dele Momodu with 'Head of Immigration' written on it.

“Media Chat Exposed Buhari’s Undemocratic Character”- PDP

Read the press statement from PDP below... 
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s responses at the Wednesday Presidential Media Chat were not only embarrassing but also further exposed his undemocratic character as an unrepentant tyrant who has no regard for the rule of law and the self-worth of Nigerian citizens.
The party, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, on Thursday also said the President confirmed his partisanship in the much-vaunted war against corruption by openly absolving his ministers and party members of corrupt practices.

 “Whilst we restate our respect for the person and office of the President, we note that President Buhari bared his true colours to the world as an unrepentant tyrant. Today, the world is no longer in doubt as to who is behind the prevailing recklessness, abuse of rights of citizens and outright flouting of judicial pronouncements by security agencies.

“A situation where the President openly pronounced persons facing trial guilty and sanctioned their continued incarceration despite being granted bail by the courts, presents a dangerous fascist practice obtainable only in totalitarian societies like Mussolini’s Italy, Hitler’s Germany, Idi Amin’s Uganda and General Than Shwe’s Burma.

“This extremely shocking dictatorial tendency being brazenly exhibited by the President in total disdain for our laws and judicial institutions portends great danger for our democracy and constitutionally-guaranteed rights of the people, and should be resisted by the citizens before it festers. 

"The scorn for the principle of separation of powers, especially the independence of the legislature, is further manifested in the declared craving to regulate the funding and running of the National Assembly, a matter constitutionally vested outside the jurisdiction of the executive.  We are most uncomfortable about his attempt at trying to whip up public sentiments against an independent arm of government, especially the one vested with the constitutional power of appropriation.

“Following from the foregoing, therefore, it may be necessary to suspend the application of our Constitution and allow the President to operate as maximum ruler for four years after which the nation can return to a democracy.

 “On the issue of the Chibok girls, President Buhari’s embarrassing declaration of seeking information on the whereabouts and state of the girls betrays an obvious insincerity which is in total conflict with his campaign promises in that regard.  Thus by this declaration, our dear President has accepted failure on this issue and should therefore apologise to Nigerians for all the insults, abuse and aspersions cast on the past administration by himself and the leadership of his political party.

 “On the issue of devaluation of the naira, there is an obvious conflict between the budget speech wherein the president stated that the government is assessing the foreign exchange rate with a view to attracting foreign investments and his categorical pronouncement during the media chat that the naira would not be devalued.  We invite Nigerians to note that the president obviously does not understand the currency that applies in the devaluation of the naira (laugh out loud).

“Furthermore, Nigerians were shocked by the President's labeling Nigerians as ‘very difficult lot’ while responding to questions on the strategy to be adopted in implementing his promised N5,000 social welfare package.

“This unhealthy portrayal of the citizens by the very father of the nation, who has remained unrelenting in de-marketing his country through unguarded statements, is indeed a great disservice to Nigeria and its international image. Consequently, we reject this negative labeling of our citizens and reiterate our confidence in them, especially the millions who remain honest, hardworking and credible.

“Finally, Nigerians must take copious note of the fact that the President gave no inspiring answers to questions pertaining to his campaign promises, the fight against insurgency and rescue of the Chibok girls, the poor state of the naira, sudden plunging of the economy under his watch, and the gradual loss of democratic rights and freedom.”

Chief Olisa Metuh
National Publicity Secretary

Photos: Car burst into flames on 3rd mainland bridge

A car suddenly burst into flames while it was being driven on Third mainland bridge. Passersby tried but couldn't put out the fire. See what happened to the car after the cut.

Cat owner shocked after straying pet cat returns home with touching note on it's collar

A cat owner shared a story on Reddit of how her friend's pet cat came back home with a touching note attached to it's collar. When pets go wandering, no one knows what they get up to, but one cat owner has had a window into her feline's daily travels. Read the story after the cut...

The story was posted by Reddit user GoldenState and titled 'My girlfriend's cat came home with this note today''. The cat, Nala, was carrying a handwritten message which read:
"I don't know who this cat belongs to, but she comes [and] visits us every few weeks. "She'll meow outside our back door until we let her in."
Nala, the note says, would wind herself around their legs and walk around the house like it was her own, waiting at the fridge to be fed baloney by the writer or her husband because "she doesn't like our cat food very much"."We look forward to her visits - we lost our 21-year-old cat this year."

FG declares tomorrow January 1st 2016 as public holiday...

The Federal Government has declared Tomorrow, Friday 1st of January 2016 as a public holiday. Minister of Interior, Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd) made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government. The minister enjoined Muslim and Christian faithfuls to use the unique occasion to‎ pray for the peace and unity of Nigeria..

Juliet Ibrahim Foundation surprise patients at the Manna Mission Hospital

After hearing that some patients at the Manna Mission could not afford their bills thereby spending the Christmas at the hospital, the Juliet Ibrahim Foundation took it upon itself to surprise the less privilege before the New Year. (Juliet Ibrahim and Emmanuel Ikubese pictured above)

On Wednesday (30th December) afternoon, the Juliet Ibrahim Foundation visited the Manna Mission Hospital, Teshie with Emmanuel Ikubese and Charlotte Derban. Lead by Juliet Ibrahim, the foundation paid for the outstanding bills of nine (9) thus: three babies, five youth and an aged.

The undisclosed amount was received by the Dean, Rev. Professor Edwin Koley who gratified the donation with Hebrews 6:10: “For God is not unrighteous to forget or overlook your labour and the love which you have shown for His name’s sake in ministering to the needs of the saint (His own consecrated people), as you still do.”

Tweet of the day!


Lol! Brazilian team offer Jose Mourinho new job, promise to pay him monthly with food hampers

Jose Mourinho is currently in Brazil following his dismissal from Chelsea, and one club in the country is trying to poach the former Chelsea coach. Ibis Sport Club, known as the ‘worst team in the world’ after they set a world record back in the 1980s for the most number of matches (55) without a win, have now offered the former Chelsea who was earning £10million per year at Chelsea, a 2-year contract which includes a monthly payment of a food hamper, bonuses for each game lost, a wage increase every time the team is thrashed.

By funnily enough, if Ibis wins the league, Mourinho would automatically be sacked. Ibis Sport Club made their offer to Mourinho on South America’s equivalent of April’s Fools Day. See the contract below...

3 Nigeria men arrested in India for allegedly gang raping teen girl

Three Nigerian men have been arrested by Indian police for allegedly gang raping a 19 year old Indian girl in West Delhi's Uttam Nagar area. The three alleged rapists are pictured sitting on the ground in the pic above and surrounded by police...

According to India police, the men were arrested on Dec. 29th after getting a statement from the victim, who claimed she was lured into the home of one of the men.

The girl, who is a student, said she came to Delhi for the holidays and was staying with her brother's female friends. On the night of the incident, she said the two women suggested they go to the club to party but instead took her to the home of one of the Nigerians. Later in the night, one of them started touching her inappropriately and when she resisted, he forced himself on her. Two other guys allegedly joined in.

In her statement to police, she said she managed to escape and contacted her brother who then called the police.

33 year old Nwachorudo Charles Echejohn and two of his friends were arrested. The two women who allegedly lured her to the home have also been arrested.

Photo: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un cries at funeral of trusted aide

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un showed rare public emotion as he openly cried at the funeral of his most trusted aide, Kim Yang-Gon. Kim touched the face of his late comrade and confidant during his state funeral today, describing him as a 'close comrade-in-arms whom nobody can replace'.

73 year old Kim Yang-Gon, who was a secretary of the ruling Workers' Party, died in a car accident at 6:15 am Tuesday Dec. 29th at age 73

'They forced us to pray before raping us, to them we were animals' ISIS rape survivor reveals

An ISIS rape survivor has revealed the terrible fate she suffered at the hands of the ruthless terrorist organization. Nadia Murad Basee Taha, 21, from the Northern Iraqi town of Sinjar was captured in her home and sold as a sex slave to ISIS militants who considered her as an infidel and did whatever they wished with her body. Speaking at Cairo University in Egypt, she told students:

"When Daesh entered my village, they killed children, the old and young men. The next day, they killed the old women and led the young girls, including me, to Mosul. In Mosul, I saw thousands of Yazidi women where they were distributed to their slave masters. There I saw a huge Daeshi, who wanted to take me. I implored to another man to take me instead when I saw he was smaller. But he turned out later to be one of the worst people I’ve ever seen. The Daesh used to force me and other captives to pray and then rape us. We were not worth the value of animals. 
"They raped girls in groups. They did what a mind could not imagine. In their so-called Sharia [Islamic law] courts, they had our names and phone numbers of our slave masters. They would call us whenever they wanted to spend time with us and sell us." 
Nadia was brave enough to escape from her so called "owner" and has now made it her point of duty to inform the world especially young girls and youths about the growing threat ISIS poses to the girl child and World Peace.
"I am the victim of terrorism disguised under the cloak of Islam. All these crimes are committed in the name of Islam. I’ve come to the Muslim world to complain and demand an Arab and Islamic stance against Daesh. No religion accepts enslaving women and raping children. We have the right to demand a united global stance because we share others values of humanity."

NDLEA arrests female drug trafficker recruited via Facebook

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrested 37-year-old Uju Gloria Ezeabata pictured left, with 1.325kg of methamphetamine at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Ikeja, Lagos. According to a report by The Nation, investigations by the anti-drug agency showed that Uju, who was recruited on facebook, was taking the drug to Malaysia. The cartel’s suspected leader, Philip Maduabuchi Akpaka, 39, was also arrested.

When interrogated, Uju who works with an accounting firm in Lagos said: “I met a man on facebook some months ago who lives in Malaysia. He told me while chatting online that he is from my state, Anambra. After some months, he proposed to marry me and I requested that he comes to Nigeria to meet my parents as our custom demands. He promised to fulfil every marriage rite. Months later, he invited me to Malaysia, promising to pay all the travel expenses. After several appeals, I decided to visit him. The day I was to travel, he told me to take along a bag of foodstuff sent by his mother from the village. I was given the bag at the airport but in the process of checking it, drug was discovered inside packs of noodles in the bag and I was arrested.”

NDLEA Lagos Airport Commander Ahmadu Garba while commenting on her arrest, said “Gloria was arrested during screening of passengers on an Ethiopian airline flight on her way to Malaysia at the departure hall. Substances that tested positive for methamphetamine weighing 1.325kg were detected in her luggage. The drug was concealed in 26 packs of Indomie noodles in a bag of foodstuff containing plantain, pepper, melon and other spices. Further investigation led to the arrest of Akpaka, who allegedly coordinated the travel arrangement for Gloria and gave her the bag containing the drugs”.

Also commenting on the arrest, NDLEA Chairman/Chief Executive Roli Bode-George urged the public to be wary of drug cartels. 

“Members of the public should be wary of these antics, ascertain a wholesome relationship and report suspicious cases to the agency. Some of the tricks to watch out for include marriage proposals to unsuspecting female victims, unsolicited generosity like cash and other gift items as well as offering all-expense paid trip to Asia, Europe, America and South Africa. The mode of recruitment is also instructive because of its mass appeal to youths. I expect lovers of social media to learn from this arrest.”she said

The cartel’s suspected leader Akpaka admitted preparing Uju's travel papers at the instance of his Malaysia-based friend.

“I am a transporter. My friend in Malaysia asked me to prepare travel documents for Ezeabata. He also asked me to give her a bag to take to Malaysia,” he said.

Further investigation into the matter is ongoing

Another accident on 3rd mainland bridge(Photo)

With just one day to 2016,accidents are being reported at such an alarming rate..Top makeup artist, Banke Meshida Lawal (banksbmpro)just witnessed this on the 3rd mainland bridge,Lagos..She wrote
3rd Mainland Bridge. The car spun several times and hit the side of the bridge #burst tyre. Thank God the driver was not speeding!! Good driving skills too! Wow! It's the last day of 2015. God pls keep us all Safe! Hmmmm

Photos from today's presidential media chat

President Buhari had his maiden presidential media chat today December 30th. See more photos after the cut...