Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Jude Abaga (MI) Becomes Chocolate City Group CEO

Chocolate City names M.I Abaga as Audu Maikori’s successor

A few months back, Chocolate City’s co-founder, Audu Maikori at NEC Live event said he will be step down from the record label CEO role in June, 2015.

Audu has finally stepped down and new roles has been given to MI Abaga and Ice Prince.

MI is now the CEO of Chocolate City while Ice Prince is the Vice President.

The record label also celebrates Audu 10 years of leadership at the entertainment company. Chocolate City was founded by Audu, Paul Okeugo and Yahaya Maikori in 2005.

Audu took to Twitter to share the news. Read below!

Banky W Sends Message To The Person Who Stole His Phone.

His phone was stolen at the DJ Xclusive All White he attended last night in Lagos.

Olamide Signs Mega Deal With Online Betting Site, Surebet247

Nigerian indigenous singer, Olamide Adedeji popularly known by stage name -Olamide who has defined his name in the country's music industry signed another mega deal today with betting company -Surebe247

Aregbesola Pays Osun Workers December 2014 Salary, Excludes Political Office Holders

It has been confirmed by the Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress in Osun state, Mr. Jacob Adekomi that Governor Rauf Aregbesola has approved the payment of December, 2014 salaries of workers in the state. 

Also, the government has announced a 50 per cent cut in salaries and allowances of all political office holders in the state. The statement further read that the government, while saddened and troubled by the turn of events in the financial status of the state and the country at large, is taking responsibility for the unfortunate problem and is prepared to meet the challenge head-on.
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Photos: Ladipo Auto Spare Parts Market Demolished

Shops at Ladipo market in Mushin today were demolished. Armed men and officials suspected to be working for Mushin Local government and supported by a team of policemen invaded Ladipo Auto Spare Parts market in the early hours and carried out the exercise.

As they demolished the shops, traders were barred from entering the market to remove their goods from the shops as the armed men were battle ready to forestall any resistance from the traders as demolitions were on-going.
The traders have however started protesting the demolition and had moved to the Mushin council secretariat to complain of what they allege as illegal demolition.

PHOTOS- Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode Visits Chief of Naval staff

Governor Ambode  visited Chief of Naval staff, Rear Admiral Usman Jibrin at Defence at Headquarters in Abuja.

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BREAKING- CBN Extends BVN Registration to October 31

BVN queue

Following the massive turnout of customers at most banks in Nigeria to register to the BVN, the Central Bank of Nigeria has extended the registration exercise till 31st October.

PHOTOS- Driver Lies Under His Bus as VIO Officials Try to Impound His Bus

This happened around the Muson Centre/TBS area of Lagos this morning. The bus driver was stopped for a traffic offense and as LASTMA and VIO officials tried to seize his bus, he went under it and refused to come out, causing traffic on the road. 

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US Gay Marriage: Robert Mugabe Asks Obama to Marry Him

Zimbabwe’s 90-year-old president, Robert Mugabe, has challenged President Barack Obama by asking for his hand in marriage. His comment comes at the back of the legalization of gay marriage in the United States by the Supreme Court. Mugabe during his weekly radio interview with Zimbabwe’s national radio last Saturday said:

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Caroline Danjuma Proves She's 28 & Not 34 By Sharing Her Masters Degree ID Card

Caroline Danjuma and some of her followers fought dirty this morning online. Apparently Caroline in one of her posts had earlier said she would be 30 in few years which made some of her fans cry out and asked her to stop the lies. They were of the opinion that people who lie about their age are people who feel they have not achieved much in life. Then Caroline went on to make an ID post to prove she was born in 1987 and she is actually 28. 
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We’ll Soon Expose Jonathan’s Loots -Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said the enormity of the billions stolen during the administration of his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, will be exposed when the loots are recovered, and returned to the national treasury soon.

Buhari, in a statement yesterday by his special adviser on media and publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, was reacting to Peoples Democratic Party National Publicity Secretary Olisa Metuh’s 30 days appraisal of his administration.

The presidential spokesperson faulted Metuh’s claim that Buhari’s men were conniving with bureaucrats to syphon money from the treasury. 

“This must be deja vu, as it was the pastime of the immediate past administration, and the enormity of the sleaze will be evident when stolen money, to the tune of billions of dollars, is recovered, and returned to the national treasury soon.

“In the process of time, after all that is being planned by the current administration has matured, and bearing fruits, Nigerians will be able to determine who is serving them acceptably, and who has taken them for a ride. It is just a matter of time,” he said.

He said Metuh and his masters could only rue the missed opportunities to make salutary impact on the lives of Nigerians. “they have a long road of regrets to travel,” the presidential aide added.

He said Buhari was clearing the rots created by the PDP, especially during Jonathan’s government.
He said there was absolutely no reason for the way PDP and Jonathan ran the affairs of the country.

According to him, clearing the rots created by PDP in all sectors of the economy requires scrupulous and painstaking planning.

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INEC: As Jega Bows Out Today

AFTER five years in the saddle as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega bows out today. Not a few would regard his tenure as remarkable; indeed it was, as the outcome of the 2015 general election was largely a true reflection of the will of the electorate. For the first time in our electoral annals, a ruling party – the Peoples Democratic Party – was ousted from power by the opposition All Progressives Congress. Truly, in the pantheon of public service heroes, Jega has an assured place.

Pics: OOU Students Mourn Dead Colleagues, Visit Scene of Accident

Thousands of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) Students besieged the Ilishan-Shagamu Road of the Lagos-Ore Expressway yesterday, the scene of the terrible accident that claimed the lives of 12 students of the school on Friday June 26th. Vehicular movement were halted in both lanes to allow the students' candlelight procession. May their souls rest in peace, amen. 

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Pics: Femi Adesina Returns Press Pass Of Reporter Seized By GEJ's CSO

Femi Adesina returns press pass of Deutsche Welle Reporter covering the Villa, Mr Ubale Musa seized by GEJ's CSO.

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Monday, 29 June 2015

Why Patience Jonathan’s Security Aide Was Killed — Leadership

Fillers have emerged 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 then 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.

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PHOTOS- Burundi's President Storms Polling Unit On A Bicycle

Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza came by bicycle to vote at a polling station in his hometown of Ngozi.

He stood in the queue with his supporters who came out in large numbers:

He voted surrounded by his bodyguards:

Burundi is holding parliamentary elections, which are being boycotted by the main opposition. Mr Nkurunziza will contest presidential elections next month, rejecting calls to step down.

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Leading Farms In Nigeria, Their Owners


Before the advent of crude oil, agriculture was the mainstay of Nigeria’s economy. Then, the country’s economy thrived; food was available and affordable. People, therefore, did not go hungry, except in extreme cases occasioned by a serious factor.

With the oil boom era, the country and its people shifted attention from agriculture to oil and gas. Subsequently, graduates of Agricultural Science, Soil Science, Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Economics etc., looked for white-collar jobs in banks and other seemingly lucrative areas, including oil and gas. Little did people know that those who remained in agriculture would today be raking in millions and billions of naira, as their products now grace both local and international markets.

This gives an impeccable signal that agriculture is, perhaps, more viable than other sectors. Also, it is an indication that well planned investment in agriculture is not a futile effort. It suffices that some Nigerian farmers have successfully built some shining legacies that need to be emulated and replicated. Most of them, as observed, are politicians. In this edition, LEADERSHIP Friday brings to the fore Nigeria’s top ten biggest farmers.


Chief Olusegun Obasanjo is not only a retired army officer, former head of state and politician, he is also a successful farmer. He owns Ota Farm, which is also called Obasanjo Farms. The large farm was formally opened on October 8, 1979, a week after Obasanjo handed over power to a civilian administration on October 1, 1979. At inception, the farm took off as Temperance Enterprises Limited (Farming Venture). It later became Obasanjo Farms Nigeria Limited.

Obasanjo Farms indeed took off in grand style, indication that Nigeria’s former president meant serious business. This probably accounts for the growth, expansion, sustainability and consolidation witnessed in the evolution of the farm, considering how it started and where it is now.

The farm took off with two layer houses containing 100, 000 birds each and five broiler houses of 12,000 each, in addition to two feed mills of three tons per hour each. The large farm, which has up to 7,000 workers started with four bulldozer operators. Today, Obasanjo makes up to N34million daily from Ota Farm, which has branches in Ibadan and Igbo-Ora, Oyo State. This is no small earning for the former president whose farm has played a significant role in the development of agriculture and food production.

Obasanjo also uses the farm complex at the Agbe L’ Oba House, Ota, the Ogun State headquarters of the farm, to hold political and diplomatic meetings.

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Actor Odunlade Adekola Signs Endorsement Deal With Glo

Yoruba actor, Odunlade Adekola,  has landed a huge endorsement deal with telecommunications company, Globacom as a brand ambassador. 

Emmanuel Adebayor’s Mother And Brother Beg For Forgiveness

Emmanuel Adebayor’s mother, Alice and his younger brother, Rotimi, have apologized to the Tottenham Hotspur striker.

The delegation from Nigeria, which is made up of family and friends, met with Emmanuel and his siblings in Didjole and Avedji in Lome, Togo, as they tried to sort out their differences.

A member of that delegation, Emmanuel Folorunsho, told Sunday Sunsports in a phone chat, that Alice was remorseful and even prayed for her son. He, however, confirmed that the football star was yet to accept their plea.
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El Rufai Appoints BringBackOurGirls Founder As Chief Of Staff

Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufa,i has appointed a new Chief of Staff.

She is Hadiza Bala Usman, a well-known figure in the All Progressives Congress where she served in a number of committees and capacities, key among which were: the Administrative Secretary of the Buhari Presidential Campaign Organization, Member Secretary APC Elections Planning Committee, Member APC Strategy Committee.

She was also Director of Finance in the Nasir El-Rufai Campaign Organization, and later the Kaduna State APC Campaign Council.

Ms. Usman was born in Zaria where her father, the famous radical historian Yusufu Bala Usman, was lecturing at the university.

Dr. Yusufu Bala Usman himself later became Secretary to the Kaduna State government during the Balarabe Musa administration.

FG Appoints Ladan, Director Of Department Of Petroleum Resources


The Federal Government has appointed Mr. Mordecai Danteni Baba Ladan, as the Director of the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, to take over from Mr. George Osahon whose tenure elapsed June 19, 2015.

According to a statement on the website of the DPR, Monday, the memorandum dated June 19, 2015 stated that the appointment was with immediate effect.

Ladan, according to the statement, is a Petrochemist by profession, who joined DPR on November 23, 1987 as a Senior Analytical Chemist and was deployed to the Safety & Environment Branch under the then Technical Services Division.

The company noted that Ladan rose through the ranks to occupy various key positions within the organization, including Zonal Operations Controller, DPR Kaduna.

The DPR said, “Having attained the rank of Deputy Director, he was appointed Head, Downstream Monitoring & Regulation Division October 2005 – June 2013.

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PHOTOS- Nigerian Banks Crowded By Customers Ahead Of Tomorrow's Deadline For BVN, Bank Rents Chairs For Customers As They Attend To Them Outside



A lot of Nigerians have been rushing to their various banks in the last few days to get their Bank Verification Number before the registration closes tomorrow. A UBA branch in Abeokuta was however nice to its customers when many of them stormed the banking hall this morning to get their BVN numbers. The bank’s management made arrangements for chairs and a canopy for them to sit while they were being attended to outside the banking hall.

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Presidency Denies Arrest Of Buhari's Brother-in-Law

Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, has denied reports of the order of arrest of Alhaji Yola by the President. It was earlier reported by Sahara Reporters that the younger brother of the wife of the president had collected the sum of N300m from a business man to secure an oil-bloc from the president, which made the president angry an ordered fro his arrest.

Garba Shehu has however told the press that, it is far from the truth and  nothing of such happened.

Doyin Okupe Mocks APC Over Crisis

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The Senior Special Assistant to former President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, on Sunday, mocked the All Progressives Congress over the internal crisis plaguing the ruling party.

Okupe, who was one of the most vocal supporters of Jonathan before the election, had predicted that the APC would not last more than a year because “its foundation is wrong, its combination is faulty and its ideologies are not clearly defined.’’

Less than a month after President Muhammadu Buhari took the oath of office, the APC has been embroiled in a crisis caused by the election of principal officers in the National Assembly.

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Beninoise Wife Poisons Husband Over Boyfriend In Lagos (Photo)

A Beninoise, Kwenume Ojo, aka Abiodun, has been arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly killing her husband, Jimoh Ojo, 32, in the Yaba area of the state.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Kwenume put poison in her husband’s soft drink and forced it down his throat while he slept on the bed.

Our correspondent gathered that the 17-year-old suspect took the poison from a relative of her boyfriend after she was forced to marry Jimoh.

The incident happened on Friday on Apolo Street, the Makoko area of Lagos.

When our correspondent visited the area, he met a crowd of residents and family members who said the victim’s corpse had been deposited in a mortuary.

It was learnt that the suspect had been arrested by policemen from the Adekunle Police Division.

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Sahara Reporters Claim Bukola Saraki Isn't Even a Nigerian Citizen

Photos From Special Thanksgiving Held In Honour Of Governor Nyesom Wike In Port-Harcourt

A special thanksgiving service was held yesterday at the Royal House of Grace church in Port Harcourt, in honour of the state Governor, Nyesom Wike. The event which was led by Rivers State Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria, Apostle Zilly Aggrey, saw lots of government officials gather. 

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PHOTOS- Toke Makinwa,Kaffy, Gideon Okeke Have Fun With Kids In Little Saints Orphanage Home

At the #RealWishesGranted event DJ Jimmy Jatt, Gideon Okeke, Nikki Laoye, Toke Makinwa and Kaffy engaged the Children of Little Saints Orphanage Home in a lot of activity ranging from inspiring conversation to answering their many questions and dancing with them. 

Real Wishes Granted is an event organised by pink pearl foundation in collaboration with oaken event for the beautiful kids in the orphanage.
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Caroline Danjuma Denies Reports Saying She is 34years Old

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Bukola Saraki Was Petty Thief As Of 1990 - Sahara Reporters

Some police officers found out that Bukola Saraki, who is nigeria's Senate President, was a petty thief as of 1990, he was actually charged with theft of N510,000 at Societe Generale Bank of Nigeria. The officers warned in a report that Saraki was about to liquidate the bank by looting it but no one listened until his siblings, cronies and relatives eventually did. 

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Pics: Corpse Of Kidnapped Ex-FUTA Vice Chancellor Dumped In His Compound

The body of kidnapped former Vice-Chancellor of the ‎Federal University of Technology (FUTA), Prof. Albert Ilemobade has been found. Sadly, his body was found this morning in his own compound in Akure at an abandoned store outside the main building where cables are been kept.

The police have so far arrested two persons in connection with the killing, and his gate man that was earlier reported to have been kidnapped with him is now a major suspect. A source told Sahara reporters that it was later discovered that the gate man and another accomplice decided to kill the elderly man just to steal his new car. The car had earlier been recovered by the police who found it in Ogun State. 
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President Buhari Orders Arrest Of Wife’s Younger Brother Over Alleged Extortion

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered Nigeria’s security agents to arrest his brother-in-law for allegedly extorting money from an unnamed businessman, a close confidante of the Nigerian leader said. He said the suspect, named Musa Yola, was the immediate younger brother of Mr. Buhari’s wife. 

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PHOTOS- Smugglers At Badagry Beat Journalist To Coma

Hoodlums suspected to be smugglers on Thursday, beat journalist, Yomi Olomofe to coma over accusations of reporting their activities at the Seme-Badagry area.

The victim, Olomofe, who is the Executive Director of the Badagry based Prime Magazine narrated his ordeal to Vanguard.

“I was with another colleague of mine on a visit to the command, when some smugglers, who claimed that journalists have been writing negative stories about them, pounced on me”

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Sunday, 28 June 2015

OOU Students Angry Over Demand Of Money By Private Mortuary, Forcefully Evacuates Colleagues Bodies

Some family members/friends have come to pick their corpse(s) but the maternity management refused insisting they must pay N20,000 each for a corpse. On hearing the news OOU students stormed the place in their numbers and forcefully took away the corpses of their colleagues telling the management if they wished for one, they can pray for such a calamity. It was war between the management and the students, but the students had their way and even the policemen on ground could do little or nothing to stop them. 
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Photos of Some of the OOU Students Who Died in the Sagamu Road Accident

Eunice was one of the 10+ Olabisi Onabanjo university students who died in the accident along Sagamu Expressway on June 26th. May her soul rest in peace, amen. 

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PHOTOS- Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode Visits Traffic Spots In Lagos

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode Visited Traffic Spots In Lagos in a bid to find lasting solution to traffic situation in the state. He visited Lekki-Epe Express Way, Apapa and Tejuosho Market.

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Photos: Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo Meets With Members Of Major Oil Marketers

 Vice President Yemi Osinbajo met with members of Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN), Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria (DAPPMA) and Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN)

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