Wednesday, March 25
The Saturday re-election bid of President Goodluck Jonathan got a boost after Igbo traditional rulers endorsed and prayed for him in Owerri on March 25, Wednesday.
The Traditional rulers from the South East region showed soliderity and promised him their votes.
Earlier in the day, some women who barricaded the entrance to the State Secretariat of Imo State Council of Traditional Rulers, ahead of the visit of President Goodluck Jonathan to the place, were tear gassed and arrested by the police.
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An Arab hooker is raking in cash by marrying randy British Muslims for hour-long sex sessions then divorcing them straight afterwards so they can “avoid sinning”.
The 25-year-old belly dancer known as Fairuza, according to TheSunUK. reportedly performs the quickie service by reading a religious text in Arabic and takes the money as a "dowry". Then once the deed is done, she divorces the two of them from their temporary marriage – “nikah mut’ah” – arrangement.
She told an undercover reporter that once the marriage is up the client must wait three months to request the service again.
In a secret video filmed by the newspaper, she revealed:
Shad Moss (aka Bow Wow) and Erica Mena may have gotten married already. Shad posted an update on Facebook that seemed to suggest that he and Erica may already have gotten married! Earlier today, he put up a screenshot of Erica in a wedding gown and a message to his bride.
An earlier post ended with Shad stating that Erica is “OFFICIALLY MY WIFE!”
Bow Wow didn’t drop any hints about when he and Erica may have gotten married, but it may have been within the last few days. He wasn’t wearing a wedding band on his left hand in a shot he posted to Instagram on March 21.
Erica has neither confirmed nor denied buzz about her updated marital status at this time, so the masses may have to wait until the “Love & Hip Hop” season 5 reunion to find out for sure.
Mrs Jonathan has said that she was chosen as Nigeria’s First lady because she’s educated. She also accused the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari of failing to carry women along when he was Head of State.
The First Lady stated this during a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rally in Akure, Ondo State.
“Majority of the people of Ondo are educated and I believe you know the importance of education because without education there is no future,” Mrs Jonathan said.
“Our children are our hope and that’s why Jonathan said the children should be made to be the leaders of today. We should thank God for the administration of Goodluck and the PDP,” she added.
“If somebody is talking and you are not educated, can you be there? If Hilary Clinton is talking and you are not educated, can you be there? As Mimiko (governor of Ondo) is there, without education can he be there? As I am standing before you, if I am not educated, will they choose me? That is why the PDP government takes education very seriously,” the First Lady said.
After having a look at his deep stab wound and taking the preliminary steps to stabilise his condition-the doctor told those around that the stab missed his heart by an inch!
Who stabbed him? - His wife of 4years-and the mother of his only child (a girl).
According to the neighbours, he has a habit of coming back home-very late and drunk but woe be tide the wife if she went to sleep on a night he comes back and has to waste his time knocking at the (locked) gate. He expects her to keep waiting for him (in addition to having his warm food ready)-it matters not how late he comes in or how sleepy she is-she is to come open the gate for him-this is almost a daily occurrence. Her failure to carry out these instructions have resulted in severe beatings (she had a broken wrist bone to show for it-which is still cast with POP and broken lips-at some point). Asked if she bothered notifying anybody about the abuse-she said their pastor and his wife are
Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu was spotted along Oshodi Apapa express way this morning making change happen. See more photos after the cut:
Celine Dion opened up to ABC News' anchor Deborah Roberts on the sickness of her husband cum manager René Angélil, who is suffering from throat cancer.and about taking time off to care for him.
Dion told Roberts, "He can’t eat so I feed him. He’s got a feeding tube. I have to feed him three times a day."
The singer has been married to 73-year-old Angélil for 21 years sharing three young sons together.
This time around Electra's barrel is aimed at Nollywood actresses Tonto Dikeh and Halima Abubakar. The former artiste claims that the pair who used to be best of friends ended their frendship because of a juju prienst.
He took to his blog to expose them saying :
"Our nollywood sources tell us, that Halimah Abubakar and Tonto Dikeh who used to be good friends, fell out because of a juju priest — It is said that Halimah, took Tonto to sample the powers of her juju priest who got encharmed by her looks and preferred working for her instead of his usual customer, Halimah."
"Halimah could not stand the fact that she got sidelined by her own juju priest and asked Tonto to stay the hell away from her for good. A staff of Etcetera Live called Halimah at about 2PM yesterday (Friday) to confirm the story but she demanded for a text message to be sent to her instead. Further attempts to reach her proved abortive until about 11:32PM when she finally picked and said in her own voice, “this is Halimah’s PA, she will get back to you later."
"Hmmmm, so na juju separate the 2 of dem? No wonder dem no gree tell us wetin really happen between dem. Breeze don finally blow fowl yansh ooo. Same sources told us that Tonto does not like tattoos; she uses them to mask incisions gotten from her visits to her juju priest".
Etcetera has released two albums in the past.
The Central Bank of Nigeria has frowned at the growing practice of trading goods and services in foreign currencies instead of the Naira in Nigeria. The Bank’s governor, Godwin Emefiele, said in Abuja on Tuesday at the end of the Monetary Policy Committee meeting that it is illegal for landlords or school proprietors to demand rents or fees in dollars, while transacting other businesses in foreign currencies.
“The official currency for doing business in Nigeria remains the Naira. Collecting rents or school fees in dollars in Nigeria is illegal. We like to advice those involved in these practices to desist from them, because CBN would very soon begin to go after them,” Mr. Emefiele warned.The CBN governor, who spoke on efforts to check the pressures on the Naira as a result of the unnecessary demands for foreign exchange, said steps must be taken to prevent the dollar dominating the country’s economy.
Angelina Jolie announced this week that she has had her ovaries removed - two years after her double mastectomy to prevent the onset of cancer. And Kelly Osbourne has now revealed that, much like the actress, she too has the 'cancer gene' and plans on taking the preventive surgery route also.
The TV star made the revelation on The Talk as the hosts discussed Jolie's brave decision and said:
'I actually do have the cancer gene.'The 30-year-old continued:
Lord Trigg, fiance to celebrity stylist, Toyin Lawani, has debunked speculations of a possible split between them over some Instagram chats. The singer spoke with HipTV and said there is no cause for alarm.
''We are cool, no spilt or break ups, all you see on the media is just cheap talk. people just put stuffs up just to get people worked up”He went on to talk about being a father and an artiste saying:
“it so nice, I’m blessed you know, sometimes I look at my son and I’m so grateful to God” “its quite different being an artiste and a father, when it is music its music and when it is family its family and family is everything”
The police in Lagos have arrested a 42-year-old man, Alli Mustapha, for allegedly killing one of his customers, Idowu Maliki, in the Ikotun area of Lagos State. Mustapha had a shop at Imope Compound in Ikotun, where he sold petty goods to people in the community.
The Niger State indigene was alleged to have sold a stick of cigarette to the deceased on Saturday, March 7, which the latter refused to pay for. So when the victim returned to the shop some minutes later, an argument ensued between him and the suspect. In the ensuing scuffle, Mustapha hit Maliki’s head with a long stick and he slumped.
Efforts to revive him failed as he was later confirmed dead at the Igando General Hospital. In his statement to the police, Mustapaha admitted to committing the crime, adding that the deceased
|Douglas Ojugbo | credits: Mudiaga Affe|
A man, Godwin Elewana, has been accused of killing a 22-year-old youth, Douglas Ojugbo, for allegedly having an affair with his daughter. Neighbours said Elewana, who lives in the Cross River Basin Development Authority, Eight Miles area of Calabar, Cross River State, had warned Douglas to stop coming to his house to see his daughter.
It was learnt that Elewena could no longer hold his anger on March 10 when he pursued the boy from his house and allegedly shot him to death.
PUNCH Metro gathered that Elewana first shot Douglas in the arm, and later gave him another shot in the leg. He subsequently bundled the lover boy into his car and drove him to the Federal Housing Police Station. It was learnt that the youth died on the way to the station.
Residents of the area said policemen at the station allegedly hastened Douglas’ burial at the Goldie
Last Sunday, Barcelona defeated Real Madrid in El Clasico. Check out the players celebrating the defeat later on that same day, dressed up in their very finest clothes for a night of fun. Who is the hottest?
Someone said Leo Messi came in his “Dad taking the kids to a school disco” costume, Adriano as some sort of sexy smurf, Douglas as erotic mansion butler, Dani Alves as C3P0’s nerdier, wealthier cousin visiting for the weekend from out of town. That Neymar is confused and Thiago looks like just sold a Mercedes to someone. lol. See the second pic below.
Former National Vice-Chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change, Alhaji Razaq Muse in a new interview with ENIOLA AKINKUOTU, talked about the coming Saturday elections and why Buhari, who was the CPC’s presidential candidate in the 2011 election, wept openly after his loss. Excerpts:
- PDP says Buhari will Islamise Nigeria.
This is not possible because even during his time as the military Head of State, the Supreme Military Council was made up of Christians and Muslims. Now we are in a democratic system and have both federal and state legislative bodies. And you know, for you to Islamise Nigeria, they must get two thirds of the National Assembly and state houses of assembly to agree to it so how can he Islamise Nigeria? It is all cock and bull story.
Buhari, I can tell you without mincing words, vowed in 2011 that he would not contest again. I was there beside him when he shed tears. He did that because he felt that despite his desire to bring about
|Mama Peace at the PDP women campaign rally in Akure|
Speaking at a rally organised by the women wing of the Peoples Democratic Party, in Akure, Ondo State, on Tuesday, the President’s wife said Nigerian women should reciprocate the gesture of her husband, who ensured that a large number of women was appointed into political offices during his administration.
She said the APC was a dying party that thrives on propaganda and lies, saying that women should not be deceived into “returning to bondage.” According to PUNCH, she said:
Charismatic pastor/televangelist Benny Hinn, known for his popular international healing ministry and Pentecostal styled services was rushed to the hospital Friday upon returning from a trip to Brazil which resulted in a heart attack.
Although many reports are swirling about what happened to Hinn, a letter penned by his daughter offers the full explanation and the events that led to her father's hospitalization. Jessica Hinn Koulianos wrote that after a crusade in Brazil that had crowds of over 100,000 her dad began to feel.
"After he arrived home he suddenly began battling fatigue and shortness of breath," his daughter, wrote in a letter posted to the Benny Hinn Ministries website, "For those of you who know my Dad, you know that he never stops; so when he spent over a week in bed, we knew something was wrong."
Hinn, 62, is now being treated for "lack of oxygen in his cardiovascular system," and although his daughter did not call it a heart attack, popular reports claim that it was.
Maliah Obama was seen in a rare public outing with her friends from a nearby university around Chipotle in Philly. Men and women suspected to be plain clothed secret service personnel were seem patrolling the area.
Pope Francis was credited with performing a miracle in Naples, Italy, on Saturday, The normally-solidified blood of St. Gennaro, the city's patron saint, melted when the pope kissed the glass ampoule it was held in, according to the archbishop of Naples. After the archbishop told the congregation that the blood had changed consistency, showing the saint's love for Naples and the pontiff, Francis said, "We can see the saint only half loves us. We must all spread the word, so that he loves us more," according to the Catholic Herald.
The saint was martyred in AD305, and the faithful have long believed that if they pray enough, the blood preserved in the ancient relic will become liquid on the three feast days a year when it's put on display, although skeptics believe the change in storage conditions or ancient chemicals in the ampoule could explain the miracle.
NBC News reports. But it doesn't always liquefy: The blood last changed consistency in the presence of a pontiff when Pius IX visited Naples in 1848; it didn't liquefy even halfway for John Paul II in 1979 or Benedict XVI in 2007, the Herald reports.
Last month, Pope Francis opened a barbershop for Rome's homeless.
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115 years old, Emma Morano, is not just the oldest person in Europe, She is the fifth oldest living person in the world and she has an advice for ladies who want to live long like her.
She had been married once, in 1938, but it ended after the death of her young son.
After that she had “plenty of suitors but she refused to settle down for a second time, "I didn’t want to be dominated by anyone, I just avoid them” she explained to the New York Times.
Her action has obviously paid off as she has lived to the ripe age of 115 in sound body and mind.
Staying single (with a steady diet of raw eggs, of course) has allowed her to continue kicking it at the ripe old age of 115.
According to the New York Times, Morano still lives alone, and her doctor (who visits once a month “just to check in”) declared that she’s generally in good health.
So are you gonna try this?