Thursday, 28 May 2015

Singapore Airlines Airbus plunges 13,000 feet as both engines fail in bad weather

Singapore Airlines Airbus A330-300 dropped 13,000ft after both of its engines failed in mid-air on a recent flight.
As the  plane made an unexpected descent the pilots followed ‘operational procedures’ and managed to restore power to both Rolls-Royce Trent 772 engines, Singapore Airlines said in a statement.

Flight SQ836 was carrying 182 passengers and 12 crew members, when the jet engines lost power 3.5 hours into Saturday’s 5 hour flight.
The pilot said:

Gov Oshiomhole comes hard on Okonjo Iweala over false subsidy claims by oil marketers

The Governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole yesterday came hard on the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala over the lingering fuel scarcity and her claims that oil marketers were presenting fraudulent oil subsidy claims for payment.

Speaking at a function, the Governor queried the Minister for speaking up about the falsification of claims by the oil marketers just few days after the government in which she is a minister will be leaving office. He said the Minister should take sole responsibility for any discrepancies recorded in the subsidy claims and in the Economy as a whole.

Footballer stabs mechanic to death over age difference

20-year-old aspiring football player from Afikpo North, Ebonyi State, Jacob pictured above has been arrested by the Lagos state Police command for killing a mechanic, Moruf Sanni by stabbing him to death over an arguement regarding age difference at Iwaya,Yaba on Monday May 25th.

According to reports, the victim, Moruf had an argument and a fight with someone in his area simply identified as 'Somebody', over who was older on Sunday May 24th. The fight was  then settled by the elders in the area.

103 year old identical twins die within weeks of each other

World's oldest twin sisters, Gleyns Thomas and Florence Davies passed away within weeks of each other after living most of their lives together.

Thomas died on April 23, according to The Telegraph, and her heartbroken sister passed away less than a month later on May 20th 2015.

Senator-elect Dino Melaye wants wages of legislators reduced

Below is the press statement released by Senator-elect Dino Melaye...
Senator-elect, Otunba Dino Melaye, said he has never been a government contractors and will not be one. He also called on Nigerians to pressurize the incoming Assembly to reduce exuberant salaries and allowances of Nigerian legislators.
Melaye who will be representing Kogi West Senatorial District under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC), spoke in Abuja on Tuesday night during a reception organized in his honour his friends and relatives.
According to him, the high cost of running the National Assembly is unacceptable because Nigeria is in a serious financial crisis.

Oil scarcity/strike action: More facts emerge as dust settles

Read the press statement below...
Recent reports have shown that the association made up of oil marketers have actually been at the center of brokering a deal to end the unfortunate strike action with the Federal Government, instead of the other way round. 
The Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) stuck to their commitment to ensure availability of petroleum products across the country as they even extended the negotiations to include the oil transporters and unions, who also went on strike based on non-payment of their wages.

There is a petition to take back Iggy Azalea's Billboard win

There's a Change.org petition asking Billboard to strip Iggy Azalea of her Top Rap Song win is quickly gaining thousands of signatures.

The petition has over 17,000 signatures so far and claims that Azalea's win was invalid as her song "Fancy" did not meet eligibility requirements.

The petition started by Tennessee resident Christian Ferguson reads "The eligibility time period for nominations is March 10th, 2014 through March 2015. 'Fancy' was released on February 17th, 2014, nearly a month before the eligibility starting,".  "This is unfair to the other nominees in these category, especially to 'Anaconda' by Nicki Minaj, who most likely would've won.

Kim Kardashian undergoes IVF treatment for 2nd child

Reality star and wife of rapper Kanye West, Kim Kardashian has never hidden her desire to have another child and has been undergoing IVF treatment to increase her chances to conceive a second child, according to Us Weekly.

The reports says Kim will reveal an implanted embryo did not take during Sunday’s Keeping Up With The Kardashians mid-season finale. A preview clip for this week’s episode shows Kim lying down on a doctor’s table in tears with her mother Kris Jenner, as they look at an ultrasound together.

Monday, 25 May 2015

50yr old Clarion Chukwura shows off legs in bum shorts

Still dazzling at 50! The actress pictured recently showing off her hot legs in bum shorts. She looks incredible for a woman over 50!

‘Government Debt: ‘APC, Osinbajo Misleading Nigerians’ - PDP

Read the PDP press statement below...
The PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh on Monday criticized the Vice President-elect for failing to be bold and honest enough to also inform the nation that bulk of the $63.7 billion debt was incurred by APC states.
"It is indeed unfortunate that the Vice President-elect who has the details of the debt stock chose to be economical with the truth and to mislead Nigerians just to discredit the current PDP-led administration and rationalize APC’s unpreparedness for governance.

Forensic audit to be carried out on all Rivers State Govt Accounts - Wike

Read the press statement from Nyesom Wike below...
Rivers State Governor-Elect, Barrister Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that his administration will carry out a forensic audit of all government accounts to ensure the recovery of all resources stolen by top officials of the out-going administration in the state. This is even as he declared that all those who participated in the use of N4.5bllion to conduct illegal local government elections by the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission, RSIEC, will be brought to justice and made to account.

Photos: Thousands of foreign currency found on dead Boko Haram commander

The Nigerian army says thousands of foreign currency was found on a Boko Baram leader killed during its operation in Dikwa, Borno state on May 23rd. Read the official statement and see the photos after the cut...

Chris Brown and baby mama fight over child support, he says she's money hungry!

Over the weekend, Chris Brown's baby mama Nia Guzman told fans he doesn't give her money for their daughter, Royalty. TMZ just confirmed the news. Read their report below...
Chris Brown is at war with his baby mama, who claims he's stopped paying the measly $2,500 a month in child support, and now she's gunning for 6 times that.  
Multiple sources connected with the couple tell TMZ, Chris has been paying baby Royalty's mom, Nia Guzman, the $2,500, but the gravy train stopped in March. Our Chris sources say he stopped paying because Nia demanded $15k a month, which he thinks is ridiculous.

Press statement on the travails of Buruji Kashamu by PILL

The travails of Senator-elect Buruji Kashamu - being text of the press statement issued by the Public Interest Lawyers League. Read below...
The siege laid to the home of Buruji Kashamu by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and the Nigeria Police is nearing its fourth day. 
The facts leading to the siege are well too known that they don't bear repeating here. For the record, the Public Interest Lawyers League (PILL) frowns at the crude, gestapo-style manner that the NDLEA, Police and the AGF have conducted themselves since the news of the siege broke last Saturday morning. 

The fight continues! Drake drops Madonna from his lyrics

Recall that a few weeks ago Madonna called Drake a girl for gagging after she kissed him on stage at Coachella. Drake hasn't replied Madonna yet because he claims he respects her but over the weekend, he made it clear that there's no love lost between them.

According to reports, during the Houston stop of his Jungle Tour, he replaced Madonna's name with Rihanna's name for his performance of the song 'Madonna' from his mixtape If You're Reading This Its Too Late.

Geoffrey Oji releases official music video to debut single, Bursting My Brain


The 960 Music Group, the music agency brand partner to MTN Project Fame is proud to present the music video for MTN Project Fame Season 7 Winner, Geoffrey Oji’s debut single, ‘Bursting My Brain’. In the captivating video produced by Mr. Miagy, Geoffrey is infatuated with his best friend, but she’s oblivious to his advances, and instead friend-zones him and asks him to help pick an outfit for her date with another man. After a disastrous date she realizes Geoffrey is the Best Man for her. The video features celebrity dancer, ‘Ezinne’ of the CEO Dancers, along with Precious, Creamy and Ada. Enjoy after the cut...

Photo: Comic-actor John Okafor weds his partner of many years, Stella Maris

Comic actor, John Okafor popularly known as Mr Ibru, has officially tied the knot with his wife, Stella Maris Okafor. The actor quietly married his lady in front of a few family and friends today May 25th. Their wedding reception will hold after Mr Ibu's mother's burial.

The couple have been together since 2008 but never married.
They have a daughter together and lost their son in 2014. Congrats to them. See more photos after the cut....

Fuel Crisis: Actress Funke Akindele rides bicycle to church

Star actress, Funke Akindele rode a bicycle to church on yesterday Sunday May 24th due to the ongoing fuel crisis in the country. She shared this pics on her Instagram page and wrote 
'Thank God for my bicycle! wonder how I would have gotten to church today. #fuelscarcity'
Another photo after the cut.... 

Police arrest 6 suspects over stabbing of 2 pupils in Kano

The police in Kano State have arrested six suspects in connection with the stabbing of two pupils of Fagge Special Primary school in Kano on Wednesday.

The Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Magaji Majiya disclosed this in Kano on Monday while briefing newsmen on its activities.

Majiya said the suspects were apprehended last week following a tip-off, adding that they were now assisting the police in its investigation.

He said as soon as investigation was concluded, the suspects would be charged to court.

Story for the gods! Halima Abubakar Claims to be 29 yrs Going 30

Nollywood star actress, Halima Abubakar has finally cleared the air on the controversy trailing her real age.

She claims she’ll just be clocking 30 on Friday, June 12, 2015, as against the speculation within and outside the industry that the Nollywood star is either 35 or above 35.

Halima claims she actually lied about her age when she wanted to join Nollywood ‘some years back’ so as to fit in.

Speaking to Encomium Weekly recently with regard to her birthday preparations, she gave insights into her ‘real age’ and how she plans to celebrate:

Photo: Man Shoots Girlfriend Dead After Her Parents Demanded Him To Pay Bride Price

An ex-vigilante boss identified as Uche (surname withheld) has allegedly killed his girlfriend over a new born baby at the weekend.

Trouble started when the suspect demanded custody of his baby without paying her mother’s bride price and her parents refused to release the baby.

The suspect, who was a security man at her street in GRA, Onitsha, fell in love with the girl before he was sacked from the duty in December 2014.

When the parents of the girl asked him to pay the bride price to formalize the marriage, he allegedly brought out a gun and shot the girl in the chest.

An Alhaji and friend caught on CCTV cameras while stealing a car

Adeleke and Soyoye
 One Alhaji Ramon Adeleke, and his friend, Lukman Soyoye have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly stealing a vehicle and selling it.

Our correspondent learnt that 54-year-old Adeleke and Soyoye, 38, were picked up by the CCTV in front of a hotel on Allen Avenue, Ikeja, where the theft reportedly took place.

PUNCH Metro gathered that the duo, after the theft, allegedly sold the car, a Toyota Corolla, in the Ile Epo, Iyana Ipaja area for N400,000.

Get ready for extradition hearing, NDLEA tells Buruji Kashamu as supporters stage protest at Federal High Court

Buruji Kashamu
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has advised the Senator-elect for Ogun-East senatorial district, Mr. Buruji Kashamu, to concentrate his effort on defending himself before the Federal High Court where he is expected to appear on Monday (today).

The agency reiterated that the decision to drag him before the court followed a formal request for his extradition by the United States.

In a statement by its Head of Public Affairs, Mr. Ofoyeju Mitchell, on Sunday, the NDLEA urged Kashamu to save his energy for the hearing of the extradition application.

Photo: 24 years old accountant murdered by ritualists in Port Harcourt

Sad news! 24 year old Anita Oluchi Okore, a graduate of Banking and Finance from Abia state University (pictured above) was murdered a few weeks ago in Port Harcourt by men believed to be ritualists. According to a family member, Anita, who is based in Ebonyi, had gone to see her older sister in Port Harcourt when she unfortunately ran into these men. 

Anita had called her dad to tell him she was about to enter a bus that will take her from the park to her sister's house. She later called her dad, informing him that she was the only woman in the bus with three men and they were taking her somewhere other than her destination. Her father said he asked to speak with the men which he did and pleaded with them to free his daughter but all his plea fell on deaf ears as the men told him that they were not looking for a ransom and returned the phone back to his daughter. That was the last anyone heard from Anita...

'She's kind of shut me out' - Bruce Jenner says Kylie is distancing herself from him

What does he expect before? After making her have two mums and no dad! Bruce Jenner said on yesterday's episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians that his youngest daughter Kylie Jenner is yet to come to grips with him becoming a woman. The 65yr old former Olympian visited a therapist and told her;
'She's kind of shut me out lately. I don't want her to go away, emotionally go away" He said. 
Explaining her struggles with her father's transitioning, and why she's distancing herself from him, Kylie said

Breaking News: Oil Markets meet Senate, agree to begin fuel lifting today May 25th

Fuel dispenser
Stakeholders in the petroleum sector, at a public hearing organised by the Joint Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream and Downstream), on today Monday May 25th resolved to mobilise their members for the immediate distribution of fuel across the country.

Senator Magnus Abe,  who read a communique signed by the stakeholders after the session,  explained that the  Finance Minister/Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and other stakeholders, who attended the meeting, unanimously agreed to the peace deal, in the interest of the nation.

Photos: Lagos residents protest over fuel scarcity & power blackout

Some Lagos residents are currently holding a peaceful protest in some parts of the state over the lingering fuel crisis and constant power blackout. More photos after the cut...

First Bank & Wema Bank announce closure to business by 1pm daily

First Bank just released this statement (pic above) this afternoon. See Wema's after the cut...

Photo: Nollywood stars storm Gambia for a birthday party amidst fuel scarcity in Nigeria

Not even the current fuel scarcity in the country can hold down our super celebs, who still tour the world in affluent either to attend events or for personal leisure. 

Couple of nollywood big names were spotted last night May 24th at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport en route Gambia. Among the celebs were Chinedu Ikedieze, Osita Iheme, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Monalisa Chinda, Patience Ozokwor, Francis Duru, Segun Arinze, Zebul Daya and others.

The Nollywood peeps were all heading to Gambia, for the birthday of president Yahya Abdul-Aziz Jemus Junkung Jammeh, who celebrates today May 25th.

50 killed as gunmen attack host communities of IDP camps in Benue

This is so, so sad! No fewer than 50 people were killed yesterday May 24th after armed men believed to be members of Fulani militia stormed Logo local government area of Benue State where some Internally Displaced Persons are being kept. The men reportedly shot and killed at will.

According to reports, the armed men destroyed churches, cars, houses, market places during their attack which lasted for about an hour. Iorza, Faga, Per and Ukura Villages in the local government area where the IDPs are taking refuge after fleeing their villages following attacks, were affected.

Spokesman of the Benue State Police Command, ASP Austin Ezeani while confirming the incident said he could not ascertain the number of casualties.

Photos: Lewis Hamilton gets touchy-feely with Gigi Hadid amid new romance rumours

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton may have finally moved on from Nicole Scherzinger as he's said to be enjoying a budding romance with newly single model, Gigi Hadid after they met at Cannes.

The 30 year old sports star invited the 20 year old model to the Monaco Grand Prix racing track  yesterday where he was seen tenderly placing his arms around her. Gigi's friends including Kendall Jenner were also invited.

Photo: Check out the queue for fuel at Capital Oil this morning

Recall that the chairman of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Ifeanyi Uba last night announced that he will release 13 million litres of fuel (Read that here). Well, Nigerians are there this morning to get some of it. This is the fuel queue at Capital Oil, Berger. Cars began to queue as early as 2am.

WTH! Man, Wife & their 25 day-old Baby Start Trekking from Warri to Otuoke to Honour President Jonathan

Can't really figure out how safe is this, not for the man but his wife and the baby. This have got to stop. To the gist, Michael & Edna Ayibaemi sent these photos to bloggers and said they are trekking from Warri to Otuoke in Bayelsa State in honour of president Jonathan. Michael said he was supposed to go alone but this morning, his wife who just gave birth 25 days ago, decided to join him with their baby. More photos after the cut.....

Aww...! Singer K. Michelle shows off enhanced butt in new photos

*Sigh* Can you see what am seeing? Looks like she got more butt shots. Too much? See more photos after the cut...

President Jonathan urges Nigerians to pray for Buhari

President Jonathan has appealed to Nigerians to pray more for the President-elect, Buhari and the incoming government to ensure they succeed and not make costly mistakes that might have adverse effect on Nigeria. He made the appeal while speaking at the Thanksgiving and Inauguration service which held yesterday in Abuja.
"I thank you for the support and I will call on you to pray for us who are leaving, because probably today is the last day I will speak to you here as the President of Nigeria. But you should even pray more for the incoming government because we are now trying to manage our private businesses while they are coming to manage the whole country. 

Stevie J seeks divorce, says Joseline cheated on him while he was in rehab

Love and Hip Hop Atlanta star and producer Stevie J, who recently got out of rehab for drugs and alcohol recently went on a Twitter rant against his wife Joseline, who he says stepped out on their marriage.

According to Stevie while he was in rehab for marijuana and cocaine, his wife Love and Hip Hop Atlanta star Joseline Hernandez aka The Puerto Rican princess cheated on him. 

Check out the twitter drama..

New official portraits of Buhari and Osinbajo

The All Progressive Congress, APC just released these new official portraits of the president and vice president-elect about a week after their first official portrait was released. Guess people didn't like those photos so they got new ones. 

Photos: How ritualists were caught, beaten black and blue while trying to kidnap a man

Read the story as sent to popular LIB yesterday May 24th by a blog reader..
It was a terrible experience this morning at my farm located at Odoyanta, Ijebu Ode. I just finished feeding the fish, so on my way back I heard a loud noise and the noise was coming from the father of the boy working for me although the man speaks in Igbo language. I had to ask the boy working for me to translate what his father said. He told me that his father said there are ritualist in the bush that they've taken someone from a fish farm nearby. That we should come out on time. 

FFK slams PDP NWC in new interview, praises Patience Jonathan

Femi Fani-Kayode in a new interview, slammed the PDP's National Working Committee, stating that their ineffectiveness cost President Jonathan victory at the 2015 general election. He also said the First Lady campaigned for her husband like the true and loyal wife that she is. 
"The truth is that the First Lady was one of the most forceful, credible and powerful voices during the course of the campaign and she did an excellent job for her husband and our candidate. She did not hide in the kitchen but instead, like the true and loyal wife that she is, she jumped into the fray and fought for her husband. Why should anyone complain about that? That woman is a lioness and I honestly believe that she enhanced the fortunes of the President during the course of what was the most bitter and keenly contested election in the history of Nigeria. Without her strong contributions and without her lending her strong voice to our cause things would have been far worse."
He said a whole lot more. Read the full interview after the cut...

Photos from Uche Ogbodo's star studded birthday party

Nollywood actress Uche Ogbodo turned a year older on the 17th of May and celebrated it with lots of stars in attendance. More photos after the cut..

Kim Jong-Un’s brother goes missing after attending concerts in London

34 year old Kim Jong-chol, older brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, has gone missing after attending a pair of Eric Clapton concerts in London last week.

Jong-chol, the middle son of former North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il, attended Clapton’s concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday and Thursday according to reports.

Jong-chol is reportedly a big fan of the British blues rocker and has been photographed attending concerts in several different countries over the past few years, including in Germany in 2006 and Singapore in 2011. Jong-chol had not been seen in public since his father’s death in 2011.

Artist steals Instagram photos and sells them for $100K at a gallery in New York

Right now you can purchase someone's Instagram photo for around $100,000. The money won't go to the photographer, however, it will go to "artist" Richard Prince, who has blown up and made prints of other people's Instagram photos for his series titled "New Portraits."

According to Petapixel, "Prince is notorious in the art world for taking other people’s work, 'appropriating' them as his own with various changes, and then selling them for large amounts of dough." And no, he did not get permission for these prints, which are screenshots of the images with one addition from Prince, "a short message [he] posted as the last comment on each one." 

Many feared dead as Boko Haram attacks community in Borno

Many people are feared dead after Boko Haram members stormed Gubio community in Borno state on Saturday May 23rd, shooting sporadically and destroying houses and properties. According to a resident, Adam Kakami, who spoke with AFP, the sect members, dressed in military fatique operated for 6 hours
“We stayed in the bush from where we could hear sounds of guns up to 3:00 am (0200 GMT) when the shooting stopped but we could see fire from all over the town. We decided not to return and moved towards Maiduguri because we were afraid they would return.” he said

See what Christiano Ronaldo's new hot model girlfriend is showing you

Since the break up between Cristiano Ronaldo and Irina Shayk, Irina has moved on and is now dating Bradley Cooper. 30 year old  Christiano Ronaldo is reportedly dating Italian model and actress Alessia Tedeschi, who travelled to Spain to watch his team's May 13 Champions League showdown with Juventus. She recently went to Miami on vacation and these amazing phots were captured. More photos after the cut..