Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Colleague narrates How Actress Kate Henshaw lost everything to fire

Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw, cannot easily get over last Thursday’s inferno that gutted her Lekki Phase 1, Lagos home. Going by recent report which says ‘she lost everything she worked hard for in this world’.

The OngaSeasoning ambassador, we learnt, was on location of the much-anticipated Do-Good, a series which is bringing back the actress and BasorgeTariah Jr. as a screen-pair, when thick smoke was noticed from her bedroom area by neighours who quickly put a call across to her.

The actress and her colleagues, who were said to have finished shooting for the day, and were taking fun pictures for Instagram, sped to the scene, but alas! It was too late.

They had called the fire fighters, but the best that came of the effort was rescuing the home of the second occupants of the twin duplex.

“Everything burn down for our korokoro eye,” said an eye witness. “Then the roof catch fire then collapse.”

Corroborating the report, one of the colleagues of the actress said, “Her room started to burn first, then it burnt down completely everything she’s got in this world. It was a sad thing to watch your property going down. The situation was helpless. We couldn’t look the actress in the face. She was more than devastated. Everyone at the scene was distraught,” he said.

When The Nation called the actress, pains pulsated her usually vibrant voice. “Thank you… my brother … thank you…,” she said inaudibly.

It is not clear what episode of the comic drama was being shot as at the time of the incident, but it is certain the actress who has moved to a temporaryabode is not in the right frame of mind to continue at the moment.

Producers of the new Pidgin English sitcom, Mnet, have fixed the premiere of Do-Good for Monday, July 6, 2015.

The drama is a spin-off of a popular Nigerian drama series of the 1990s, which features the exploits of the titular character Do-good, played by Tariah, who returns from a sojourn abroad to woo his sweetheart, Emem, played by Henshaw.

The sitcom is said to also feature appearances from other popular comic actors including Tony Akposheri and Igbo Koko, and will be showing on the Africa Magic Urban channel (DStv channel 153)

US Gay Marriage: Hilarious Memes Of President Mugabe and Obama

President Robert Mugabe has mocked America’s decision to legalise gay marriage across all 50 states by vowing to travel to the White House and proposing to Barack Obama.

Trust twitter users, they have created hilarious memes on the issue already and three of them caught our attention.

#CelebrateJega: Nigerians Celebrate Prof. Jega on Twitter As He bows out of office..

Professor Attahiru Jega officially bowed out of office as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC today June 30th. He was appointed chairman of the electoral body in 2010 and has conducted two elections, the 2011 and 2015 elections. Professor Jega has handed over to Mohammed Wali, a national commissioner of the electoral body from Sokoto state.

Nigerians have taken to twitter to celebrate him. #CelebrateJega is the No.1 trending topic in Nigeria this morning. See tweets Below........


BREAKING: Actor Chiwetalu Agu Runs Away After Impregnating a Village Girl

Trouble is currently brewing in the actor, Chiwetalu Agu’s village, as the actor impregnated a lady and ran away after it was discovered.

The whole issue started when the actor fell in love with a lady in his village who never had any feelings for him and as such was being set up by her friends in the village all in a bid to meet the man she has feelings for.

Chiwetalu disturbance and the girl’s phone theft, prompted the girl to leave the village and as a way of satisfying his sexual urge, the actor had to sleep with one of the village girls who was part of the cheap blackmail.

Shaving his hair just to look like singer, Flavour, Chiwetalu Agwu’s deceit was made possible by Ikenna Irikannu productions in the much anticipated movie titled, ‘True Fan,’ which stars the likes of comedian, AY, Amara Mmaduka, Gloria Johnson, Uche Ebere, Stephen Odimgbe, Chiwetalu Agu, Lizzylu and many others.

See Who Takes Over From Jega As He Bows Out As INEC Chairman [Photo]

Attahiru Jega has handed over the chairmanship of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to Mohammed Wali, a national commissioner of the electoral body from the north-west. Jega handed over to Wali at the INEC headquarters in Abuja. Six other national commissioners also ended their tenure.

They are: M.K. Hammanga, Adamawa state, (northeast); Ishmael Igbani, Rivers state, (south south); Lai Olurode, Osun state, (south west); Gladys Nwafor, Abia state, (south east); Thelma Iremiren, Delta state, (south south); and Nuru Yakubu, Yobe state, (north east).

While his five-year tenure lasted, Jega conducted two general elections in 2011 and 2015 and the elections were adjudged to be better than some of the previous ones.

Last week, Jega, a former vice-chancellor of the Bayero University Kano (BUK) and a former president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), said he would be returning to the classroom after leaving INEC. The tenure of the new acting chairman will end on August 11, 2015.

An indigene of Sokoto state, Wali obtained his first degree from Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto and an MBA from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaira. He was elected into the senate in 1999 and was appointed to committees on selection, senate services, public accounts, defense and federal character.

Wali also served as the senate leader between June 1999 and November 1999. In 2003, he contested the governorship election under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Former president Olusegun Obasanjo appointed him minister for the national planning commission (NPC) and later deputy chairman in 2007. He has also served as Nigeria’s ambassador to Morocco.

- TheCable

Senate President: There won't be delay in confirmation of Ministerial nominees

Press statement from the office of the Senate President..

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki today (Tuesday 30th of June 2015) gave assurance that there would be no delay in the confirmation of ministerial nominees once the list is sent to the legislature by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Senate President while receiving the French Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Denys Gaver, who paid him a courtesy visit in his office, said it was to ensure that the suspension of plenary does not disturb serious government business like the screening of ministers that he has continued to reiterate the fact that the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly will resume plenary when there is any urgent matter of national importance.

Responding to the comments by the French Envoy, the Senate President said that though the Senate is currently on break but “ we are working and we are ready to reconvene any time to attend to any national assignment, including the confirmation of President Muhammadu Buhari's ministerial nominees.". > He also pledged the cooperation of the National Assembly with the executive arm of government in accomplishing the programmes of the administration.

The Senate Presidency said bills from the executive arm of government would be treated with dispatch, as part of efforts to support the President to effect the positive change expected from his administration by Nigerians.

The senate president told the French delegation that the Senate has commenced work already with the setting up of the 18 man committee to formulate a realistic and progressive Legislative Agenda, which he said would address issues like poverty alleviation, law enforcement, national security, commercial disputes, eradication of corruption and investments in the Petroleum sector.

Saraki further said the National Assembly will partner with the French National Assembly in the area of capacity building for legislators, strengthening the bilateral relations between the two countries and ensuring that more French investments flow into Nigeria.

He specifically solicited the co-operation of the French government in tackling the security problems in the North-eastern part of Nigeria, particularly as Nigeria shares borders with French-speaking countries. > Earlier, the French envoy, who described the leadership tussle at the National Assembly as part of democracy, solicited for cooperation between the National Assembly and the President Buhari-led executive arm of government.

The French Envoy said that the expectation of the international community on Nigeria is high

He also called for cooperation between the private sector in Nigeria and its counterpart in France.

 On security, Gaver said France is encouraging her former colonies in West Africa to cooperate with Nigeria in the onslaught against the Boko Haram insurgency.

Media Office of the Senate President

10 Wrong things Guys Checkout For Before marrying A girl [A MUST READ]

Most guys base marital decisions upon very funny and foolish things.These has led many guys into a life- time of regret .Let’s examine and burst them one by one:

They ask, is she figure 8?If you marry her for her figure 8, will she maintain that when she become pregnant? Never, it may even turn to figure 96


They often ask; is she “Lepa” (slim).They are crazy about’ Lepa’. After giving birth to the first baby, what will happen to the size? It will be as if you took her to a vulcanizer to pump her up. Stop fooling yourself, that ‘Lepa ‘girl will later look like her ‘orobo’ (fat) mummy. If you don’t like the present look of her mum, you better don’t marry her.

3: Big Butt:

Very wrong! How will you choose a girl because she has a big buttocks, this is even an heavy load to her, big but its just a big sewage disposal unit, a magnificent septic tank. Is that what you want to marry? Wise up guys.

4: Pointed breasts:

Will her breast remain pointed after raising three children? Never! Don’t go for breast, go for the best.

5: Tooth gap:

“Eji Jo rice”.Quite funny, you want to marry a lady without character just because she has a gap in her teeth, she may end up creating gap in your life and destiny.

6: she dress sexy:

A great woman will dress to look beautiful not to look sexy. If you see a “gala” whose nylon has been removed, will you buy it? if she is exposing her breast, cleavage, pants, thigh etc for the world to see and you want to marry her, you will not marry a “PRIVATE LIMITED COMPANY” but a “PUBLIC LIABILITY COMPANY” Be wise guy.

7: Cat walking:

you want to marry her because she is cat-walking, sorry you won’t. She that is in marriage will not cat-walk in Pregnancy, she will only tummy walk.

8: Rich parents:

So, you are a gold digger! If you marry her because of her rich parents and her parents begin to feed you and your family in marriage, you are not a Man. Just stop wearing trousers, go and start wearing Skirt and blouse and don’t forget “Iro and buba”.

9: Brazilian Hair:

Do you want her because her hair is long or because she is wearing a Brazilian hair? That shows shallowness, wearing Brazilian hair does not equate beauty or brain. Any dunce can have long hair and do one million braid.

10: British and USA Passport:

Many guys are looking for these; any lady that carries British or U.S Passport is a hot cake to Men who are generation of Esau, those who are ready to sell their future and destiny for a morsel of bread. 11: Beauty: A whole lots of beautiful ladies are without discretion. Don’t ever marry a lady just for her beauty, beauty will fade, character will last. If she dress well but do not act well, don’t marry her.If you do, she will make your life miserable. 12: Bed expertise: “She is very good in bed, very hot,very acrobatic” that was what a guy told his mentor who ask him why he wanted to marry a lady who kept on cheating on him ,embarrassing and abusing his mother. Funny as it is, many guys are making life long decision based on this. I think getting married to a professional prostitute will be better if bedroom high and long jump and gymnastic is what you want to base your life upon

Tweet of the day: Ladies,would You?

Ladies, How many of you would do same?

READ What CBN Said About Nigerians Who Failed To Get Their BVN As Deadline Ends Today

Contrary to the claims by Deposit Money Banks (DMB) that there would be total restriction on accounts without Bank Verification Number (BVN), after the deadline today, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has clarified that account holders can still have access to cash transactions while the e-banking transactions would be restricted.

The BVN is an initiative of the CBN and the Bankers’ Committee, launched on February 14, 2014. It is a unique identifier for each bank customer across the financial industry, making it possible to build and track customer financial history and activity.

The CBN had last year issued a directive to all banks to ensure that their customers register for BVN before June 30th, 2015, so as to protect all e-banking transactions from fraudulent attacks.

Meanwhile, the Apex bank has said there would be no extension of deadline and that enough time has been given to customers to enroll for the BVN.

A visit by BusinessDay to some banks operating in Lagos revealed long queues of customers in the banking halls rushing to enroll for the BVN before the deadline.

Before now, messages hasdbeen flying from Deposit Money Banks in the country warning customers about account restriction after the June 30 deadline.

A text message from one of the banks read: “dear customer, accounts without BVN will soon be restricted. Enroll for/submit your BVN at any branch from Monday to Saturday”.

There had been claims that 62 million bank accounts may face restriction for failure to register. Reacting to this, Ibrahim Muazu, director, corporate communications department, CBN, said this was an exaggeration. He noted that many individuals and corporates do have more than one account and some in two deposit money banks, for example current, savings, domiciliary among others.

“Holders and a person requires only one BVN linked to all his accounts in any number of banks”, he said in chat with BusinessDay.

“Without BVN, you still have access to your cash but services/facilities (internet/mobile banking, loans etc) will have some restrictions”, Muazu said further.

Currently, only about 14 million out of about 76 million bank accounts have so far complied.

Seyi Ademosun, project manager, BVN, Nigerian Inter-bank Settlement Systems Plc (NIBSS) last week said the number of registered customers has been projected to increase to 20 million by the end of this month.

- Businessdayonline

US gay marriage: President Robert Mugabe asks Obama to marry him

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has challenged US President Barack Obama by asking his hand in marriage. His comment comes at the back of the legalization of gay marriage in the US by the Supreme Court.

During Mugabe's weekly radio interview with Zimbabwe’s national radio last Saturday, he said:
“I’ve just concluded since President Obama endorses the same-sex marriage, advocates homosexual people and enjoys an attractive countenance thus if it becomes necessary , I shall travel to Washington, D.C. , get down on my knee and ask Obama’s hand. I can’t understand how these people dare to defy Christ’s explicit orders as our Lord prohibited mankind from sodomy.''
Mugabe said the American Government is run by pervert, Satan-worshipers who insult the Great American nation.
He reportedly added
"That the American tradition and heritage was based on lofty Christian principles, but to the detriment of this great nation, America’s corrupt political elite is acting according to their diabolic whims.
Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage, the first ever from a sitting president, came amid growing pressure for the president to clarify his previously muddled opinion.
Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage, the first ever from a sitting president, came amid growing pressure for the president to clarify his previously muddled opinion, as two senior members of his administration announced personal support for gay marriage and a day after voters in North Carolina approved a state constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

Source: awdnews.com 

EXPOSED: In 3 Years, NNPC generated N8trn, Gave us N4.3trn & Big Men Shared The Rest

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, generated about N8.1trillion between 2012 and May 2015, but paid only N4.3trillion to the federation account.

The balance of the oil money - about N3.8trillion - was withheld and spent by the Presidency and NNPC big boys unilaterally without approval or National Assembly appropriation.

“This has never happened before and for us this is profound. We are talking about transparency, we are talking about change. And what we saw from those numbers I believe that Nigerians are entitled to know, is that whereas the NNPC claimed to have earned N8.1 trillion, what NNPC paid into the federation account from 2012 to May 2015 was N4.3trillion.

“What it means is that NNPC withheld and spent N3.8 trillion."

Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole, said who citing details from the federal economic council.

Also, the governor confirmed at the meeting that from November 2014, about $2.1billion was withdrawn from the excess crude account without the approval of the National Economic Council, NEC.

Oshiomhole, who, alongside some other governors, briefed journalists, said following the discovery, the NEC has set up a four-member committee to comb the books of the NNPC to confirm its remittances and how the excess crude account was utilized.

President Muhammadu Buhari dissolved the board of the NNPC on Friday, to pave way for full investigation of the corporation.

Oshiomhole this was the first time the NNPC and the office of the Accountant General of the Federation, briefed the National Economic Council, as directed by President Buhari.

The governor said Buhari “compelled” the NNPC to provide information in “black and white” on issues that are relating to the total sales of Nigeria’s crude oil from 2012 to May 2015.

“The major revelation here is that for the entire federation — that is the federal government, the states and all the 774 local governments — the amount the NNPC paid into the federation account for distribution to this three tiers of government came to N4.3 trillion and NNPC alone took and spent N3.8 trillion. Which means the cost of running NNPC is much more than the cost of running the Federal Government. That tells you how much is missing, what is mismanaged, what is stolen, they are huge figures.”

He said NNPC had not respected the Constitution on how government money should be spent.

“If NNPC needs to spend money, it is obliged to prepare its budget like every other business
enterprise. That budget will be scrutinized by the executive and forwarded to the National Assembly and the National Assembly will accordingly appropriate it.

“If the federal government cannot spend without appropriation, why should any agency spend without appropriation?”

President Buhari has promised that, henceforth, all monies must go to the federation account.

Why Patience Jonathan’s Security Head Was Killed In Abuja

There is a new report on why the former security aide of former first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP Tamuno Igbomie was last weekend murdered in Abuja.

Security sources who spoke to LEADERSHIP on the unfortunate incident which occurred along the Airport Road said the killing was not unconnected with his role as the former first lady’s aide.

DSP Igbomie, a former principal security officer to the former first lady, was shot death and his body found in his Honda Accord car last Friday with his vital documents, including phones, wallet and other personal effects, ruling out armed robbery as motive for the killing.

The security source told LEADERSHIP that the former aide was a very close alley to the former first lady and must have stepped on several toes in the discharge of his duties.

According to him, DSP Igbomie, an indigene of Okrika in Rivers State, was a very influential player during the days of the political campaigning for the last election and must have incurred the wrath of many people who crossed the part of the first lady.

“The killing cannot be unconnected with his previous appointment as the PSO to our former president wife. They have started killing people who knew about their dirty deals. It shows that more people close to the former president should watch their backs. Those people act like mafia and they will go to any length to have their way, he said.

Another source averred that Igbomie may have been engaged in some deals while acting as security aide and the people may have come for a payback. He called on the police to investigate all angles to the incident and ensure that the culprits are brought to book.

“Jacob might know something that could implicate some persons at the probe panel that is about to be constituted. He might have picked up some implicating evidence against some powerful people when he was very close to power. He could have done some deals with them which they feel might implicate them.

The source averred that the killers could have come from Rivers State where he said, the former first lady played a major role with the crisis that erupted in the state during the last general election.

“All the killings that went on in Rivers State by evil men in their desperation for powers may not go unpunished. All those responsible for the killing of innocent people during the election all because of politics will definitely be punished,” the source said.

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