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Vanguard investigations at Egypt Air Head office where Mr Kunle Abdul-Azeez purchased his ticket revealed that there has been palpable fear about what Abdulazeez’s guardians would do next after the visit of his uncle, Mr Toju Gbenebichie, to Egypt Air office.
Vanguard sought to speak with Mr Khaled El Rafie, General Manager, Lagos, Egypt Air, but was told that he traveled and will be back later in the day. But members of staff of Egypt Air told Vanguard that the entire organization was very remorseful about the incident especially as it involved a 17 year old boy.
One of them who begged for anonymity, as they have not been mandated to speak on the issue, said it
A Nigerian medical student returning to school in Ukraine has told the story of how he nearly died at the hands of Egypt Air officials who wrongly routed him to Moldova, never gave him food for days and called him bloody Nigerian before deporting him back to Lagos. Here's JOSHUA KUNLE ABDUL-AZEEZ's story as written by the student who is lucky to be alive and whose ordeal should interest Nigerians. Story was published on Vanguard.
On Friday, August 15, 2014 my mother and I went to Egypt Air head office at 22B Idowu Taylor Street, Victoria Island, Lagos to book a return ticket for me to go back to school to continue my studies at Dnepropetrovsk Medical Academy, Dnepropetrovsk Ukraine. This was about 11:15 am.
On entering the Egypt air office we met Mr. Tony Nzan on counter 1 to attend to us and we asked to book a ticket to Kiev, Ukraine. Mr. Tony Nzan explained to us the itinerary for the flight going to Ukraine after which we went to the bank to withdraw money and
CEO of Ebony Life TV, Mo Abudu turned the big 50 on September 11th and she's having a fab party tonight to celebrate. Scroll down to see more photos of what our celebrities rocked to the party. Who is your best dressed?
The Founder and General Overseer of The Synagogue Church of All Nations, Temitope Joshua, has linked the collapse of an uncompleted guest house owned by his church to a “strange aircraft” which he said hovered around the building before its collapse.
Prophet Joshua said the plane hovered around the collapsed building for over 30 minutes. The clergyman spoke just as emergency officials said 17 people died in the incident while 123 others were evacuated alive and rushed to hospital.
Briefing journalists, including a PREMIUM TIMES reporter, on the incident on Saturday, the pastor
A Chinese man who was convinced his wife was having an affair, ended the imagined love-triangle by stabbing his innocent ‘rival’ to death in the street.
DailyMail reports that Qin Han, 39, believed his wife Du, 33, was sleeping with a colleague and went to her workplace to confront her. After spotting Du with the man he believed was her lover as they left the building, he attacked him with a knife, leaving him in a pool of blood.
According to neighbours, Mr and Mrs Qin had been arguing for months over his suspicions that she was cheating on him. And after a particularly violent row at their home in the city of Xinxiang in central China’s Henan province, the father-of-two had decided to go to her work to ‘find proof’.
When he saw the man, known only as Mr Zhao, leaving the building with his wife, Mr Qin
Kim Kardashian stunned onlookers at her husband Kanye West's final Sydney gig on Saturday in this figure-hugging bandage red dress which, as usual, revealed her buxom curves and svelte pins. Check out her vibrant red Azzedine Alaïa, laced heels. Dem shoes are to die for. See more photos after the cut.
Charles just shared this thought provoking piece about the rot in television stations in Nigeria on his blog. I've actually experienced this too, though in my own case, I had approached a radio station. It's well jare. Please read...
Independent Television Producers in Nigeria are really getting the rough end of the stick. They are endangered species. According to celebrity network.com, in America here’s how a typical TV production company operates:
- “Step 1) Production company sells a show idea to a TV network.
- Step 2) The TV network pays the production company a flat fee per every episode to produce a season of TV.
- Step 3) The TV network goes out to advertisers and tries to make more money selling ads than it pays for the actual show.
For example: Jerry Bruckheimer Television sells a TV show called “CSI Miami” to CBS. CBS agrees to pay Jerry Bruckheimer Television $1 million
Senator Ita-Giwa’s daughter, Koko Florence Mayen is traditionally getting married to her heartthrob Chimaobi Shawcross Obioha Jnr right now in Calabar. Check out Kate Henshaw's look for the event. She is also pictured with former Cross river state governor Donald Onari Duke. Scroll down to see more photos.
Killer Oscar Pistorius has been exposed as a paranoid love cheat who had multiple affairs behind Reeva Steenkamp's back during their relationship.
The Blade Runner was convicted yesterday of culpable homicide, escaping the more serious charge of murder for shooting his girlfriend on Valentines’ Day last year. But at sentencing next month, he could simply be fined - avoiding a 15-year jail term – after Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled there was a lack of evidence to suggest he planned the killing.
It has been revealed that the 27-year-old double amputee started dating the 29-year-old model when he was still seeing student Sam Taylor, 20, and banker Jenna Edkins, 25. He was also linked to PR executive Erin Stear and Anastasia Khozissova during their stormy relationship and broke up with long-term on-off girlfriend Vicky Miles that same year.
|Sam Taylor (left) dated Oscar until three months before Reeva Steenkamp's death last year|
The Paralympian and Ms Stear were said to have seen each other several time in the weeks before he shot dead his model girlfriend. He started dating Ms Steenkamp when he was still regularly seeing Sam Taylor, who would stay at his gated home in Silver Woods, Pretoria, four nights a week.
Her mother, Trish Taylor, said:
‘All his girlfriends were, like Sammy, blonde, petite and slim. I have often wondered what effect all these perfect women had on Oscar. Did they in some way make him feel his own imperfections more acutely? Perhaps this was why he tried to control women and treat them almost like inanimate objects. At first, Sammy was undemanding, obedient and demure. But when she got a job and made new friends, Oscar became critical and controlling. She discovered he was messaging and flirting with other women, even asking them out for lunch or dinner. He was highly possessive of his phones and they were all password protected.
Sammy once saw a Facebook profile picture of a woman called Jenna Edkins sitting on Oscar’s bed with Kola, the puppy that Sammy and Oscar had bought together.
‘He always denied he was having any contact with Jenna, but the picture proved otherwise.’
|Jenna Edkins (right) had an on-off relationship with the Paralympic athlete for more than five years|
Ms Taylor split from him after a year-and-a-half when she found he had been cheating with Ms Edkins and ‘a lady from New York called Anastasia.’ She said their relationship was tempestuous, with Pistorius often “screaming” at her. Pistorius begged for forgiveness and in a series of messages he told her:
‘I don’t deserve your love. You deserve so much better than me. I have lied and I have been secretive.’
It also emerged during the dramatic six-month trial that Ms Steenkamp sent Pistorius texts complaining about his treatment of her just weeks before she was killed.
‘Every five seconds I hear how u dated another chick. You really have dated a lot of people yet you get upset if I mention one funny story with a long-term boyfriend.’
Jenna Edkins confirmed her relationship with the star soon after he shot Ms Steenkamp.
I would just like to say that I have dated Oscar on-off for five years, not once has he made me fear for my life.’
Yesterday, Mr and Mrs Steenkamp spoke of their ‘disappointment’ at the verdict on their daughter’s boyfriend, who shot her four times as she cowered behind the door of the bathroom in his home.
Mrs Steenkamp said:
'We were shocked. Shocked. Disappointed. You know your heart drops because you just want the truth. It’s going in the wrong direction, that’s how you feel.'
The athlete will be sentenced at a hearing on October 13.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has given more reasons why a building collapsed at the premises of the Synagogue Church of all Nations in Lagos on Friday. According to NEMA spokesman, Ibrahim Farinloye, the building was originally a two storey building being raised to five.
“ The additional three was being constructed when it collapsed around 1p.m Friday afternoon. The church members have been very aggressive and tried attacking emergency responders. Before emergency responders arrival, about 15 are said to have being rescued alive and three dead. Many are said to trapped still.” Farinloye stated in an sms message.
I want us to reason together, guys. A lady who has had affairs with a lot of married men actually made this statement - according to her, the reason she even talked to these married men she dated in the first place was because not one wore a wedding ring. Later, after she’d slept with them, they’d tell her they were married, and when she asked why they didn’t wear rings, they all gave the same explanation: “I just don’t like jewelry.” After she said this, she shook her head wryly and said:
“All those married women out there whose husbands aren’t wearing rings should be worried. It’s never an innocent choice.”You find out that when you ask these men who choose to go bandless, without their wedding rings, they insist they are doing it for a more innocuous reason than adulterous intentions: an unwillingness
There was pandemonium at the Minna Trade Fair Complex on Saturday morning as the venue’s VIP seating area collapsed during a political rally organized by the Transformation Ambassador of Nigeria [TAN] to campaign for the reelection of President Goodluck Jonathan.
Dignitaries were seated and the venue was packed to the brim when the platform constructed to sit top government officials and chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party suddenly caved in, trapping a few of those already seated. The development sparked panic across the venue with several people scampering for safety. Some people were so scared that they began to hurry out of the venue in
- Naomi is an entrepreneur and a stylist. Lives in Nigeria but mostly in the UK.
- Ashley is a graduate of medicine from UCLA.
- Benny is a graduate, make-up artist and a business gurl. She deals on clothes, bags, shoes and makes beads too.
A reader sent this in... sweet stuff *winks*
- Love her …when she sips on your coffee or tea. She only wants to make sure it tastes just right for you.
- Love her…when she “pushes” you to pray. She wants to be with you in Jannah (Paradise).
- Love her…when she asks you to play with the kids. She did not “make” them on her own.
- Love her…when she is jealous. Out of all the men she can have, she chose you.
- Love her…when she has annoying little habits that drive you nuts. You have them too.
- Love her…when her cooking is bad. She tries.
- Love her…when she looks disheveled in the morning. She always grooms herself up again.
- Love her…when she asks to help with the kids homework. She only wants you to be part of the
|Godswill Oyegwa Uyoyou|
Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is on the trail of a group of computer hackers, who have stolen N6.28billion, about $40million, from a new generation Nigerian bank.
At the head of the IT thieves is Godswill Oyegwa Uyoyou, who worked in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) department of the unidentified bank. He is now on the run, according to a report in by EFCC. Uyoyou allegedly conspired with others and hacked into the bank’s computers, disbursing the funds to various accounts as they pleased. Uyoyou, who hails from Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State, is said to have carried out the massive heist over a short period of time.
Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, said:
“They most likely got through to [Uyoyou] because he’s an IT person in the bank. One
Timi shared his kinda hilarious situation online some days ago. What do you think, guys? On a very good day, between your girlfriend and your sister, which of them 'owns' the car front seat? Here is Timi's story:
Got to settle some really big fight few days back when preparing to go to a cousin's wedding. I left home with my sister, with the intention of picking my girl friend along the way, When we saw her, she demanded my sister move to the back so that she can occupy her so called space. Which ended being a big fight and they caused a really big scene. Who do I support?
The National Youth Service Corps has defended its new policy that requires prospective corps members to pay N4,000 each before accessing their call-up letters online. According to the agency that mobilizes Nigerian graduates for their compulsory one-year service to the nation, insinuations that the new system was introduced for exploitative reasons is not true.
Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja yesterday, the agency’s Director of Press and Public Relations, Mrs Olubunmi Aderibigbe, said the new policy was in the interest of the corps members. That contrary to the false impression, the new process was aimed at improving efficiency and reducing the stress associated with the collection of call-up letters by prospective corps members. She said:
It is wrong for anyone to assert that NYSC is exploiting prospective corps members
PMNews photojournalist, Emmanuel Osodi, reveals through these stealthy shots the plight of Red Beret Policemen sleeping on the floor outside the State Police Headquarters in Osun state during the governorship election last month. But how can a security operative who sleeps on the floor a day before election perform optimally? Or one who lives on a ragtag barracks with his family work with passion? See more photos after the cut
Until a few weeks ago, Dr. Sam Ikechukwu Enemuo was a relatively unknown name. But today, the very mention of his name and everyone is quick to identify him as the doctor who knowingly treated an Ebola patient in a hotel in Port Harcourt, contracted the disease and died of the illness after infecting others he had close contact with. An elderly woman who shared hospital room with him also died of the disease.
Enemou was treating Olu Koye, the ECOWAS official who contracted the disease from Patrick Sawyer, the American-Liberian who knew he had the disease and wickedly brought it here. Nigerians
Billionaire businessman Sir Emeka Offor and his 28 year old third wife, barrister Adaora nee Ufondu got married earlier on this year, January 3rd. And today they are parents to lil adorable baby Ethan. Big congrats to them. Mum and baby are obviously doing so well. See another photo after the cut
The Nigerian National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) reportedly says they have withdrawn from the scene of the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Ikotun, Lagos. According to Sahara Reporters, a source from NEMA told them that they (NEMA) had to leave after the church's security staff, operating aggressively and threateningly, attacked emergency aid officials and smashed a Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) camera.
Reasons for the "barbaric" behavior were unknown, but some speculated that the church may have been trying to cover up the real cause of the collapse. Others alleged Ebola virus disease patients were being kept there. See below, photos of the injured from the collapse.