Thursday, 17 April 2014

Meet the 37 contestants of 2014 Most Beautiful Face in Nigeria pageant in Pictures

The Most Beautiful Face in Nigerian (MBFN) 2014 pageant will hold on May 24th 2014 in Uyo Akwa Ibom State.

The contest is from the stable of Mr tourism Nigeria. It focuses on the disturbing situation of the country affecting young women.

These ladies or contestant are termed SEXY debaters, using beauty and brains to take a stand on each topic presented each year and fight to its end. As a means of bringing to light such issues to the general public and getting relevant solution. The debut season of these pageant has picked a THEME. CHILD NOT BRIDE where young girls are given into marriage.

APC governors shun security meeting with President Jonathan

APC governors

Governors under the aegis of the All Progressive Congress Thursday afternoon shunned the meeting convened by President Goodluck Jonathan to review the escalating security situation in the country.

It would  be recalled that the president summoned the meeting following the bomb blast in Nyanya and the abduction of secondary school students in a girl school in Borno.

Easter: NNPC floods market with 293m litres of petrol


The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and its downstream subsidiary, the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company, on Thursday said it has flooded the market with 293,326,011 litres of petrol in a bid to ensure a hitch free Easter celebration across the country.

The corporation said major and independent marketers were also scheduled to supply additional 142,913,189 litres into the system to further boost product availability.

Actress Monalisa Chinda admits break-up and releases press statement

Beautiful Nollywood actress, Monalisa Chinda and her beau, Lanre Nzeribe have ended their affair and also terminated all business relations between them.

Monalisa Chinda released an official statement via her publicist confirming the report.

Update on Students Abducted: it's a big lie; soldiers have not rescued the female students

Nigeria Military

“For the military that is supposed to find and rescue our children to be spreading such lies that they have gone and rescue them shows that they have no intention of rescuing our girls,” said Lawan Zanna, a Chibok resident whose daughter was among those abducted.

Also, Borno State government and management of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, where over 100 female students were abducted by Boko Haram on Tuesday, have said the military’s claim on freeing 107 of the missing girls is false.

JAMB releases UTME result, only 47 candidates score 250 and above

JAMB logo

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the result of the 2014 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted on Paper Pencil Test (PPT) and Dual Based Test (DBT).

Out of over one million (1,015,504) candidates that wrote the exam , only 47 scored 250 and above.

Path to freedom: Centipede dies eating way out of Snake belly

Centipede dies eating way out of Snake belly

A Serbian herpetologist was out snake-tagging in Macedonia when she came across a bizarre find: A young viper, with a centipede’s head poking out of its abdomen.

It took Ljiljana Tomovic 10 seconds to figure out what it was: The snake had swallowed the centipede, which had then tried to cut a path to freedom … by eating its way out.

Nigeria’s History: The 1966 Coups, Civil War, and Gowon’s Government

Kaduna Nzeogwu
Kaduna Nzeogwu
By the time a disparate group of junior officers struck first in January 1966, the officers were still politically naive and had yet to master the art of coup planning and execution. This inexperience partly explains why Major Kaduna Nzeogwu and others who masterminded the coup, failed to take over state power. Instead, Major General Johnson Aguiyi Ironsi, commander in chief of the army, became Nigeria's first military ruler. Some of the remote causes of the coup included the use of soldiers to quell unrest, such as the riots among the Tiv people of the lower northern region, and calls on the military to supervise the 1964 elections. Whereas the latter involvement gave the soldiers a feeling of political efficacy, the beginnings of what came to be known as the "federal character" principle that sought to give each area some parity of representation, gave military personnel a sense of being sectional representatives. The coup of January 1966 was seen by many northerners as an attempt by the Igbo people of the east to dominate the federation. A successful countercoup six months later led by northern soldiers demonstrated the degree to which soldiers had become politicians in uniform.

Man Beheads Cousins, Injures Two Others in Akwa Ibom State

Akaninyene's house

A 35-year old man, Mr. Uwem Job, on Wednesday, beheaded two of his cousins, Mr. Akaninyene Job, 45; and Ezekiel Job, 36.

Two other cousins – Itoro Job and Ekemini Job – narrowly escaped death as Uwem’s machete missed their throats, but cut through their hands. They were said to have been taken to a hospital in the area.

Eyewitnesses said the incident occurred around 8.10am in Ikot Nkim, Ibesikpo/Asutan Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State.

Ladies; 5 Types of men who make great husbands

1. The Provider
He puts family first, always. He’s a selfless man, who lives to please those he cares most about. He’s the kind of man who can work two jobs in his sleep, always has a side-hustle in mind to earn more money, and guards his savings with his life. He can’t rest until he knows the ones he loves are okay. He strives for perfection at home and in the office. Work-life balance is very important to him, but if missing time with his loved ones means a better life for them, he’s always game to put in the overtime and take one for the team. Words like “no,” “can’t,” and “impossible,” are just not in his vocabulary, and when he hears others use them, it only increases his devotion to the task at hand.

Why He Makes a Good Husband: Marriage is the start of a new family — your family. You will both want to provide for the family you create together, and it’s imperative that you are partners with the same goals in mind. That said, there will be times when one person just cannot do as much as the marriage (or family) requires — such is life. Marrying a natural-born provider will be a huge plus when the scales in your marriage tip, as they inevitably will at different points along your path.

Nigeria’s President is sick; and The Northern Leadership is dead

There is no question that President Goodluck Jonathan is a sick man. To be partying and dancing hours after a massacre in the nation’s capital and rallying with more dancing in illegal campaigning the same day and a day when 200 innocent girls were abducted into the bushes by lunatic, rapist murderers. Only a sick person can do that. Some of us have been perturbed since Tuesday. We are anxious, worried, disorganized and weak in the knees. We look at our daughters, nieces and shudder.

But the president of Nigeria is either sick or he hates the poor and most especially poor northerners. There’s no need overemphasizing his pathological love for parties, power and stupid utterances and actions.

Horrible: How angry mob ripped open robber’s stomach in Ibadan

One of the members of a robbery gang which specialised in using motorcycles to rob at petrol stations got instant justice recently when a mob, in anger, ripped open  his stomach with a knife at Alakia area of Ibadan, Oyo State, when it caught up with him after a robbery operation.

 His gang member and the okada man he used were not spared either,  as they were beaten black and blue before they were rescued by policemen from Monatan Division. Two locally-made pistols and two live cartridges were found on the unidentified deceased gang member.

Watch the goal that secured Copa Clasico victory for Real Madrid over Barcelona

The Welshman struck home on 85 minutes to ensure the Copa del Rey returned to the Santiago Bernabeu.

Western philosophy and the destruction of marriages

Newly-married couples in Nigeria, on the day of celebration, wear a cheerful look. This is because every marriage is procedural in the country. There is no form of enslavement in marriage, neither is there a slave, nor a slave master anywhere. Women are not sold off. Marriages in Nigeria are committed. Co-habiting is never called marriage.

Marriage is one of the institutions that define our existence. It is an enlightened combination of man and woman. The man and the woman get better in marriage when they complement each other. The bride is revered because of the biological roles she plays. In some traditions, the bride is believed to be the connection between the unborn and the ancestors.

2014 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) nominations: Nigerians dominate

MTV Africa Music Awards

MTV Base has announced the nominees for this year’s MTV Africa Music Awards.  The announcement was made Wednesday, 16 April 2014 at an impressive nominations party at The Sands in Johannesburg, South Africa.

This year’s nominations prove that Nigerian music has fast taken over Africa. Out of fifteen different categories, Nigeria has been nominated in eleven categories and includes some of the biggest names in the Nigerian entertainment industry including Omotola Jalade, Chimamanda Adichie, 2Face, PSquare, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Olamide, Flavour among many others.

Residents allegedly catch mad woman with N100,000, two BlackBerry [See Photo]

A woman said to be mentally-challenged escaped being lynched by an angry mob on Wednesday after she was allegedly caught with N100,000, two BlackBerry phones and an android phone.

Our correspondent, who visited the scene of the incident around Onabanjo Street, Oworonshoki, Lagos State, learnt that the incident occurred around 10am.

Open Heavens 2014: Thursday, April 17, Daily Devotion by Pastor E.A. Adeboye: Christ For You

Topic: CHRIST FOR YOU [Thursday, April 17, 2014]

What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31

Read: James 4:5-8
5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?
6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Amaechi's Legal, Political Battles and Enrichment of Our Judiciary

Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi
Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi
It was the world acknowledged military strategist and former Prime Minsiter of Great Britain Winston Churchill, who stated that, ‘All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope’ while to Martin Luther King Jnr. ‘Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress’.  To the famous Malcolm X, ‘Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it’.

After critically examining the opinions of these great minds, it behoves on me to examine the political and legal struggles and the impact of the Judiciary as it relates to Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, who aptly fits into all the opinions of the above-quoted great minds.

Charles O’Rear: The man took the most famous desktop photo of all time

Microsoft finally killed off support for Windows XP this week, but the company decided to wax nostalgic about one of the most memorable parts of the operating system—that serene, hilly landscape that serves as the default XP desktop background.

Man cuts off robber's hand in Port Harcourt [See Photo]

Man cuts off robber's hand in Port Harcourt

It happened early this morning in Port Harcourt, River state, Nigeria. According to the story, an armed robber attacked a young man in his house at about 4 am, he beat up the man and ordered him to bring forth the valuables he had in the house.

The robber even angrily threatened to shoot him if he did not comply quickly, but it seemed luck ran out on the robber, as the victim quickly picked up a cutlass and chopped off his left hand when he was paying less attention! Despite loosing the hand, the robber fled with the injury, but is alleged to have been caught in the adjoining streets.