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Heavy Gunfire Reported Around Aso Rock Vicinity In Abuja

...about 20 persons have been confirmed dead, and most of them are Boko Haram members.

"We don't know what is going on, everybody is running, it seems there is war in this area", these are the words of a resident of the Aso Drive area in Abuja who got across to OluFamous.Com on the development.

There was heavy gunfire exchanges around the vicinity of Aso Rock presidential Villa and the headquarters of the State State Services, SSS, in the Asokoro District of Abuja in the past one hour, security sources and residents of the area said.

The headquarters of the State Security Service, popularly known as Yellow House, is almost adjacent one of the gates of the presidential villa. Residents of the nearby Aso Drive Area said the gunshots were either coming out of the SSS headquarters or the presidential villa.
"We don’t know what’s going on here. Heavy gunfire has been coming from the direction of the villa. The entire area has been barricaded. SSS operatives are scampering out of their headquarters as the gunshots get louder. 
“Soldiers are now heading in the direction of the SSS headquarters with Armoured Personnel Carriers. Those of us living around here have been asked to stay indoors and not venture out.”
A resident of the area told Premium Times in Abuja. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, could not be reached for comments as at the time of filing this report.

Casualty figures are not clear yet but top sources told OluFamous.Com that it is a Boko Haram operations and Military helicopters have now been deployed and now hovering around Aso Rock and the SSS office.

Buhari Opens Up On Boko Haram: Connects It With The PDP

Former Head of State, Mohammadu Buhari, has urged Nigerians not to look any further than the ruling PDP if they want answers to the formation, growth and sustenance of the Boko Haram menace. He stated this in his response to a claim by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, that Buhari’s comments, prior to the 2011 elections, were proves of his involvement with the sect.
In his reaction, Buahri said: “The former National Security Adviser, Late Gen. Andrew Azazi, was unequivocal in his assertion that the power play in the PDP was the raison d’etre of the Boko Haram insurgency. Apparently, the discomfort caused within the PDP hierarchy was the reason for his sacking. 
“Furthermore, we knew of the confessional statement to the State Security Service by one of the PDP stalwarts that the contact with Boko Haram was with the imprimatur of the Vice President Namadi Sambo.”

FG earned N4.8tn from taxes in 2013 –FIRS

The Federal Government earned N4.8tn from the collection of various taxes in the 2013 fiscal year, the Federal Inland Revenue Service said on Monday.
The acting Executive Chairman, FIRS, Alhaji Kabir Mashi, gave the figure in Abuja during the opening of an enlargement management meeting/retreat of the organisation.
The retreat with theme: ‘Growing non-oil revenue to finance government programmes’, was aimed at reviewing the performance of the FIRS in the last one year and to present the collective plan for the current year.
Mashi said the collection of N4.8tn was a huge improvement by N337bn or 7.56 per cent over the N4.46tn earned in 2012.
He, however, lamented that the amount generated last year was below the N5.8tn target of the FIRS by 17.18 per cent.
Mashi said while the service had performed well in the area of tax collection in the last few years, there was a need to improve revenue collection, particularly the non-oil taxes.
This, he stated, had necessitated the FIRS to take steps in growing the non-oil tax revenue through the commencement of the Capacity Enhancement Programme.
According to him, this will help to deliver an additional $500m (N80bn) in non-oil revenue in the current year.
He said, “It is necessary to improve upon non-oil tax collection for a number of reasons, major among which is the increasing global need to reduce the over dependence on oil revenue.
“The service had no doubt done well in the last couple of years. However, there is still a great need for improvement. The FIRS surpassed its revenue target for 2013, collecting N4.805tn as against the target of N4.468tn.
“We surpassed the target by N337bn or 7.56 per cent, but our performance was below the FIRS target of N5.803tn by 17.18 per cent.
“A closer review of the figures for our non-oil collection reveals the actual collection of N2.139tn, which falls short of the government target of N2.188tn by about three per cent.”
Mashi expressed optimism that the FIRS would perform better in the current year to meet its target of N4.21tn, made up of N1.789tn from Petroleum Profit Tax and N1.03tn from Companies’ Income Tax, with N96bn from the CIT gas.
He also projected a collection of N861bn from Value Added Tax; N10.21bn from Capital Gains Tax; N8.46bn as income from duties, while the Education Tax, Personal Income Tax and Technology Levy were expected to contribute N156bn, N59bn and N10.6bn, respectively.
Meanwhile, ahead of the seventh joint annual meeting of the African Union-Economic Commission for Africa conference, which begins today (Tuesday), the African Civil Societies Organisations has called on governments on the continent to end the use of tax incentives to woo investors.
The CSOs, at a media briefing in Abuja on Monday, said tax incentives provided by countries to investors could trigger the illicit movement of money from one country to another.
The representative of the African CSOs Consultative Forum, Mr. Kola Banwo, said evidence had shown that tax incentives were not required to attract foreign investment in most African countries.
He said, “Estimates from studies conducted by one of us, ActionAid, shows that $138bn was given away by governments in developing countries every year from statutory income tax exemptions alone.
“We urge African countries to demand an inclusive and multilateral global tax reform process in which effective participation of all stakeholders, including the civil society is guaranteed in shaping the new international tax rules.”
The group also called on African countries to protect their revenue base as well as review their double taxation treaties, adding that illicit financial flows had continued to deprive the continent of funds for progressive and gender responsive services.Source: PUNCH

PHOTO:Students & members of Nigerian community in West Virginia staged a protest today against govt corruption in #Nigeria

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Students & members of Nigerian community in West Virginia staged a protest today against govt corruption in

WICKEDNESS: Man Brutally Rap’ed Young Pretty Girl To Death In Lagos

Man Brutally Rap’ed Young Pretty Girl To Death In Lagos An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos remanded a menial worker, Ikechukwu Egbo, at the Ikoyi Prison over the alleged murder of a 12-year-old girl, Bose Ogoja.

The Chief Magistrate, Miss S.O. Solebo, who did not take the plea of the accused, gave the order, pending an advice from the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Richard Odigie, told the court that the crime was committed on December 30, 2013, at Ajara Dokoh in Badagry, near Lagos.
Odigie told the court that the accused allegedly attacked the deceased and dragged her into the defunct Nigeria Telecommunications Office, rap’ed her and strangled her to death.
“The accused (allegedly) ran away when he noticed the girl was dead. The complainant called in the police and the accused was arrested,” Odigie said.
He said that the offence contravened Section 221 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Section 221 provides that any person who commits murder shall be sentenced to death.
The court adjourned the case till April 11 for mention.

Ex-Borno Commissioner was nearly killed by a mob in Maiduguri.

A former commissioner of Poverty Alleviation, Hajiya Yagana Muazu, of ex- Governor Ali Modu Sheriff’s administration, has narrowly escaped death in the hands of a lynch mob during the Giwa Barracks attack in Maiduguri on March 14, 2014, Friday.
Muazu narrated that upon hearing persistent gunshots she decided to flee from the area to Federal Low-cost. The ex-commissioner moved out with her children. She also saw her night watchmen stranded, asked them to take her SUV and follow her.
“On getting to the railway crossing around Bullumkutu, I saw thousands of youths on the highway conducting stop and search operations.
“The youths, without investigations, on sighting the two watchmen with dane guns, moved to lynch them.
The youths in their thousands mobbed them and used machete on one of the watchmen who was trying to show his identity card and then set the other one ablaze before burning the SUV,” Muazu recounted her ordeal in tears.
The ex-commissioner also mourned her guards. One of them had two wives and 13 children, while the second one had a wife and five children.
Only the intervention of the Ibrahim Taiwo Area Commander of Police, Mr Affan, saved Muazu and her kids. The mob vowed to kill her as well since she was with the two watchmen.
The ex-commissioner urged the Borno State government to regulate activities of the Civilian JTF, as the youths that attacked her were not in uniform and nobody could identify who they were.
However, in his response, the Legal Adviser of the Civilian JTF, Jubrin Gunda, said those that attacked her were not their members. source

TRAGIC!!! 7 killed in fresh attack on Taraba village by Fulani herdsmen.

A group of armed men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen entered Buwa village, Ibi local government area of Taraba State, on March 23, 2014, Sunday, burnt many houses and shot everyone on sight.
As the result, about seven persons were killed in the raid.
A resident of the village, Anthony Iwuaak, revealed that the armed men, numbering over 20 invaded the village at about 1.15 am and engaged in shooting residents and burning houses.
Iwuaak, who said he narrowly escaped the attack, added that the invaders were identified as Fulani herdsmen who migrated from Benue and Nasarawa states as a result of the crisis between Tivs and Fulanis in the areas.
The residents also begged the government to assist the people by drafting more security personnel to the affected villages to save them from the attackers.
Leadership reporters also attempted to get a confirmation from the spokesman of the state police command, ASP Joseph Kwaji. However, he denied the information provided by the locals, said that only one person was killed by the attackers of Buwa village.
The police also promised to draft more of its men to the area to bring the situation under control.
It would be recalled that over 98 lives were lost in various attacks in Benue, Borno and Plateau in the last few days. source

N10 Billion Private Jet: NNPC defends Alison-Madueke

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, hastened Monday, to the defence of petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is accused by federal lawmakers of squandering N10 billion to charter and maintain private for her personal use.
Ms. Alison-Madueke is accused of spending about 500,000 Euros (N130 million Naira) monthly to maintain the aircraft, solely for her personal needs and those of her immediate family. The House of Representatives has ordered an investigation. Its public accounts committee will examine the allegation within two weeks.
The NNPC, which Ms. Alison-Madueke supervises, denied the allegation in a statement Monday, but said the corporation has the legal authorisation to own or charter an aircraft for its officials. Such privilege is not exclusive to the minister or other officials, the NNPC said in a statement signed by its acting group general manager, group public affairs division, Omar Ibrahim. “This practice is common and acceptable in the local and international business environment in which it operates.
There is nothing prohibiting NNPC from owning or chartering an aircraft,” the statement said. The statement said the law establishing the NNPC, empowers it to “hold, manage and alienate moveable and immovable property and enter into contracts or partnerships with any company or persons.”
Samuel Adejare, the lawmaker who raised the matter last Thursday said there was “reliable evidence” indicating that the financing for the Challenger 850 aircraft was drawn from government funds. Mr. Adejare said the estimated N10 billion would be only “a tip of the iceberg” as detailed investigation would show the minister spent far higher.
“If government could be bankrolling this waste in the face of ever dwindling public resources,…it amounts to a misplacement of priority, impudence and breach of public trust, an action that offends the Fiscal Responsibility Act and all other Laws on fiscal discipline in Nigeria,” Mr. Adejare said.
Mrs. Alison-Madueke, who is one of the most controversial members of President Goodluck Jonathan’s cabinet, is currently at the centre of an allegation of a missing $20 billion oil proceeds raised by suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Lamido Sanusi. Mr. Jonathan has brushed aside repeated calls that the minister, indicted by previous investigations, be fired.
The NNPC said its operations in the oil and gas sector were time-sensitive and often required prompt attention which could not be achieved using regular scheduled flights. Without directly stating how it has funded the minister’s chartered trips, the NNPC said it is a standard practice for large oil and gas corporations to make use of the “most efficient” means of transportation.
The statement said NNPC has always availed itself of the use of owned or chartered aircraft for the purpose of its business which include the transportation of its top functionaries. “In this regard, it is pertinent to note that the international oil companies operating in joint ventures with NNPC, regularly charter aircraft as dictated by the exigencies of their businesses,” the corporation said.
“Indeed, some have moved from owning their own aircraft to the charter opinion. Other national oil companies, such as Sonangol of Angola, have also chosen the charter option.
“The advantages of the charter option include zero capital and maintenance costs resulting in a lower financial outlay and thus an improved cash flow,” it stated.

Wealthy Businessman Caught Doing It With Female Student

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The man is rich, he flaunts he wealth anyhow and young girls with their big eyes can't say 'No' whenever he is in the mood and invites any of the girls in the area for his randy show. But he ran out of luck recently as he was caught live in the act with a secondary school student doing it by his car on a bush part.

The rich man was given the beaten of his life as those who caught him couldn't understand why he should take a girl as young as this into the bush for his greedy "enjoyment" when her mates were in school. Those who know the man say this is not the first time he would be doing such with young girls...

Jonathan orders cancellation of Immigration recruitment

President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday, directed the immediate cancellation of the immigration recruitment exercise that led to the death of more than twenty applicants and scores of others injured.
NIGERIA, Abuja : Job-seekers applying for work at the Nigerian immigration department scramble as their exam papers fly in the air, on the pitch of Abuja National Stadium, on March 15, 2014. AFP PHOTO

NIGERIA, Abuja : Job-seekers applying for work at the Nigerian immigration department scramble as their exam papers fly in the air, on the pitch of Abuja National Stadium, on March 15, 2014. AFP PHOTO

The presidential directive was given at today’s Federal Executive Council meeting where the president further directed that all those who lost their loved ones would have automatic slot for three applicants, one of whom must be a woman.

Those who sustained injuries will also be automatically employed.

Details later. source: Vanguard

Big Girl Rejects A Man Bcos He Is "Poor"; Now She Wants Him After Knowing He's Rich

Ladies, please stop putting money ahead of everything. Here's the story as shared by Ada Okeke:

My cousin (male) came home last Christmas looking for a wife, I told him about my girlfriend and we agreed to invite her over so that he can see her. At last he liked her, collected her phone number from me.

But here is the deal between me and him, he made it clear to me never to disclose what he does for a living to her now, but rather I should tell her he is a security man living in Mushin. (note: he is a rich business man but he is afraid to disclose his identity now, because according to him, he is looking for a lady that will love him for whom he is and not for what he is).

They met, he told her the same thing. After everything she came to me to know whether it's true, I told her yes but that she should give him a chance, and try to know him very well.

My girlfriend told me she is not interested, that she is not ready for marriage yet...

I tried all my best to convince her but to no avail, I let go! Later he found another lady, paid her bride price last February, they are planning for their traditional marriage soon.

Now, I don't know how my girlfriend ran into him and discovered he is a rich business guy. She called me and gave me the insult of my life. Her reason is that I shouldn't have lied to her in the first place, knowing fully well we are friends... that a friend is not supposed to lie to a friend. Her sisters called me and told me the same thing. But when I tried to explain things, they hung the phone on me.

I am planning to go over to their place today to explain things to her sisters and apologise too, but my own sisters are still with the opinion that I did nothing wrong....

What do you think? Did I do the right or the wrong thing? source

FG may remove fuel and kerosene subsidies

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The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Dieziani Alison-Madueke yesterday gave a hint of plans by the Federal Government to remove subsidies being paid on Petrol and Kerosene products. The Minister gave the hint while speaking at the Nigerian Oil & Gas Conference which took place in Abuja
While addressing the delegates, Alison-Madueke said subsidy being paid to marketers for petrol and kerosene was no longer sustainable and was only beneficial to the rich in the society.
"The continued regulation of the downstream sector has its positive and negative impacts on the economy. But the negative effect is more than the positive.The subsidy policy cannot be sustained any longer.This is because the subsidy payment is not benefiting the poor it is targeting; rather, it is benefiting the rich. The industry needs to move to next level by increasing revenue and curbing oil theft and pipeline vandalism.Without belabouring the point, we are all aware that the government has to deregulate the downstream sector. Continuing regulation, we all are aware, has negative effects. It is basically unsustainable, it discourages investment, and principally, it benefits the rich, not the masses in the society that we intend to reach in the first place" The minister said.Analyst however say if petrol subsidy is removed, Nigerians would have to pay more for both products. Petrol for instance would rise to N144.66 for a litre, which is the landing cost of a refined litre as against the N97 its been sold for now at filling stations while Kerosene would go as high as N154.36 per litre, N138.87 as landing cost and N15.49 for distrubution margin, suming up to N154.36 it would be sold for. source

Exposed: See What Stella Oduah Is Now Doing With Our Money

Nigeria's immediate past Minister of Aviation, Ms Stella Oduah stole, walks away and now she is building this skyscraper directly opposite Park View Estate main gate on Bourdillon Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. This woman is simply telling all good Nigerians that indeed it pays to steal billions in this Goodluck Jonathan government. There is no punishment for official corruption!

Source: Sahara Reporters

OUCH! See Why This Woman Tried To Cut Off Her Husband's Penis

A 39-year-old American woman has been arrested over trying to cut off her husband's penis with a box cutter during the quarrel.

Both Lisa Jones-Orock and her husband were taken into custody, when the neighbours called the police.
During the interrogation the man confessed his wife had tried to cut off his penis, while she said he had threatened to stab her.
The woman was tested positive to drugs (marijuana).
Interestingly, it was found out that the woman had a restraining order which didn't allow her husband to approach (contact) her.

Banker Beggs For Divorce As Wife Turnes His Mother In Punchbag

A 42-year-old banker begged an Igando Customary Court in Lagos for divorce over alleged battery of his mother by his wife.

Abila said that his wife Tina, 35, with whom he lives for 10 years permanently beats up his mother without any reason.
The man claimed that his wife is uncontollable and has turned his mother into a punching bag, alleging that she is a witch.
Narrating his story he confessed that Tina once arrested his mother, claiming that she intended to poison her food.
Ayuda also said that the wife does not want to see any of his relatives, anytime they come around the war begins.
The petitioner described his wife as a troublemaker, who regularly fought on the streets.
According to Ayuda, whenever the woman is fighting, people come to his house wanting him to separate the fighters.
And when he comes Tina transferres anger to him by fighting and embarrassing in public.
The man asked the court to dissolve the marriage as he is fed up with the union and can't cope with her constant beating and harassment of mother and her hostility to siblings.
Responding to the court Tina said that she never beat her mother-in-law and it was quite the opposite.
The mother of two revealed that her husband did not allow her to go and see her parents, as he wanted her to be indoors.
Tina urged the court not to dissolve the marriage, saying that although they have some problems she was still in love with her husband.
The case was adjourned till March 26 for further hearing

****Nollywood actor, Emma Ehumadu involved in an accident****

Nollywood actor, Emma Ehumadu, aka Labista is a very lucky man!..he almost lost his life while filming an armed robbery scene at a movie location in Asaba, Delta state on Wednesday, March 12th. The accident occurred around 2pm. At the time, Emma Ehumadu and Zubby Michael were in a car, which was being driven by Jim Iyke.

Unfortunately, the brakes of the car failed, and during Jim Iyke's attempt to avoid hitting bystanders, Emma Ehumadu was hit on the head by the open door of a stationary vehicle. Jim Iyke immediately drove the injured actor to the hospital, while Zubby Michael administered first aid to him.

I pray he will get well soon in Jeusu name.... Amen!

Why Chelsea Suffer Defeat Against Aston Villa-Mourinho

Coach Jose Mourinho has revealed why Chelsea, surprisingly, suffered a 1-0 defeat against Aston Villa in the English Premier League, EPL, on Saturday.

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According to Mourinho, centre referee Chris Foy was responsible for the defeat and should not be allowed to take charge of any more Chelsea matches in the future.
Foy dismissed two Chelsea players, Willian and Ramires, in Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa and also sent the Portuguese manager to the stands.
Mourinho, who initially kept his views to himself after the game at Villa Park, risks being disciplined by the FA for his dismissal and for what he said later.
The two Brazilian players were both sent off in the second half while Mourinho was ordered to the stands after a touchline fracas following Ramires' late red card for his stamp on Karim El Ahmadi.
Foy has sent off six Chelsea players in eight matches and has now twice sent off two in a match after dismissing Jose Bosingwa and Didier Drogba against Queens Park Rangers in 2011-12.
"Maybe it would be helpful that the committee doesn't send him to our matches," Mourinho told reporters.
"I don't have the right to request that. It's just I think they have to analyse the situation and see if every time he has Chelsea - or not every time - but many times he has Chelsea and problems are there, I think maybe it would be a good decision."
Mourinho will learn his possible fate after Foy has sent in his report to the FA, and could face both a fine and a touchline ban.

SEE Why This Federal University Expels 5 Students

Five students of Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna, Niger State have been expelled from the institution.

According to a statement signed by the university’s Registrar, Mrs. Victoria Kolo, in Minna on Monday, the students were expelled because they engaged in examination malpractices.
Mrs Kolo said the action would serve as deterrent to others nursing similar ideas, disclosing the names of the expelled students as: Ishola Kolawole, Department of Chemical Engineering; Sani Francis, Agriculture and Bio Resources Engineering; Wole Agbaje, Electrical/Computer Engineering; Akpan Augustus, Chemical Engineering and Michael Idahosa, Library and Information Technology.
The registrar, however, called on students of the institution to desist from acts capable of smearing their names, and put in positive effort that would lead them to success. 

About 150 Victims Of Kaduna Attacks Buried In Mass Grave Amidst Tears

The bodies of about 150 Southern Kaduna locals were buried in a mass grave in Unguwant Gata, Maroa Chiefdom of Karua Local Government Area of the state.
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It was gathered that all Southern Kaduna villages were mourning over the attacks, as special prayers were offered for the deceased in all churches.
The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), the umbrella body for ethnic nationalities in the southern part of Kaduna State, declared that the people of the area, would defend themselves against the frequent attacks and massacres by Fulani gunmen.
In his address, the President of SOKAPU, Dr Ephraim Goje, said added that the government and the security agencies were not capable of protecting the people in Kaduna.
He added that over 5,000 people had been displaced in the 40 attacks on communities in the southern part of the state since 2011.
“The recent attack was led by two well-known young Fulanis residents in Manchock town, who died in the process. Their dead bodies had clearly and unambiguously been identified by the natives and their corpses are now kept by the Joint Task Force in Kafanchan for further forensic screening.
“This has clearly vindicated us and confirms our earlier position that the Fulanis have declared a jihad on the people of Southern Kaduna and Nigeria, evidenced by this genocide in Bondong, the murder in Katsina State, Birnin Gwari, Plateau, Zamfara, Taraba, Benue, among others.
Dr Goje added that despite the security agencies boasted the arrests of suspects, those bandits had been seen “working freely on the streets the next day”.
SOKAPU leader also noted that each time the attackers are being chased by security agents from Kaduna State, they run to the Plateau, where they walk freely to celebrate their so-called victories.
It would be recalled that Sankwai, Tekum and Unguwan Gata villages in Maroa Chiefdom were under attack by, what villagers said, Fulani gunmen on March 15, 2014, Saturday. No fewer than 200 locals reported dead, while the three villages plundered and burnt down.

Immigration Stampede Deaths, Consequence Of PDP's Failure

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The All Progressives Congress has said it is greatly distressed at the deaths of 19 job seekers at the venues of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) job test on Saturday, calling it a direct consequence of the 15 years of misrule by the PDP-led federal government.
"Despite huge yearly budgets rolled out since 1999, the PDP-led federal government has failed to create jobs for our teeming youth, and the number of those who are jobless has now reached such an alarming rate that a job emergency may have to be declared to avert an impending cataclysm. 
"Massive mindless looting of the public treasury has seen funds that could have been used to create millions of jobs end up in the deep pockets of corrupt government and PDP officials, without any consequence for the thieves, while the incompetent federal government led by a clueless President continues to deceive the public with cooked figures showing job creation where indeed there have been job losses. 
"Today, sadly, the truth has been laid bare: 5,000 or so vacancies declared by NIS have attracted over six million applicants, from which over half a million was shortlisted, according to published reports, and the desperation of our youth to eke out a decent living has been exploited by a villainous government that forced each applicant to cough out 1,000 Naira, thus raking in 6 billion Naira from jobless people."

Photos: Woman Caught By Her In-Laws Slee’ping With Her Husband’s Friend In A Hotel

What seemed like a sugar and honey later turned very bitter and sore for a woman called Sheila when she realized that her cup was full and that it could be poisonous to cheat on your spouse.
Sheila, was caught by the family of her husband called Father Joy in one of the nearby guest house following a tip off from a neighbor that Father Joy’s childhood friend had been seeing Sheila secretly. After some interrogations, they started beating her until it drawn the attention of the surrounding neighbors.
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UNIMAID Refutes Rumours Of Attacks

Authorities of the University of Maiduguri has dismissed rumours that the institution was attacked by insurgents on Friday, saying the bomb blasts heard by students were from Giwa Barracks near the institution.
Earlier reports on Friday stated that students of the institution, alarmed by the loud explosions, thought their school was under attack, but the school authorities said the insurgents did not come anywhere near the institution.
The Chief Information Officer of the University, Mr Mohammed Ahmed, said that the heavy security presence around the university prevented the insurgents from gaining access into the university.
“There isn’t any attack on the university by the insurgents. Anybody conversant with the terrain of the university and the barracks, will understand that it is
the sound of the reverberation of the bombs in the barracks that was heard by students of the university who thought it was in the university.

Hmmm !!! He confessed his sin and died

Pastor Confesses Adultery In Church To Congregation, Then Drops Dead . 

A Connecticut pastor seeking to cleanse his soul for a long-past infidelity met fire and brimstone, then forgiveness from his flock before reportedly keeling over from a suspected heart attack.

Bishop Bobby Davis, pastor and founder of the Miracle Faith World Outreach Church in Bridgeport, kept parishioners after services Sunday, saying he wanted to come clean about an apparent affair he'd had, one congregant told the Connecticut Post. Although police are investigating the incident, indications are that he suffered a fatal heart attack after getting a mixed response.

"After the service on Sunday, the bishop's family asked us to remain in the church and the bishop confessed to us something that happened long ago," parishioner Judy Stovall told the newspaper. "He wanted to come clean with all of us. He wanted to ask our forgiveness."

Nokia turns to Android with Nokia X

Nokia X Android smartphones preview

Up close and personal with the Nokia X, the Nokia X+ and the Nokia XL...
It wasn’t exactly a well-kept secret but it’s still surprising nonetheless – Nokia has unveiled its first Android handset at Mobile World Congress 2014.
In fact, it has unveiled three handsets – the Nokia X, the Nokia X+ and the Nokia XL.
We got our grubby paws on the new smartphones at the Barcelona-based tech expo.

Do you know Johannesburg is the most active twitter City in Africa

Most Active Twitter City? Johannesburg

Johannesburg leads with 344 215 geo-located tweets followed by Ekurhuleni, Cairo, Durban and Egypt's Alexandria.

A recent study conducted by How Africa Tweets has identified some interesting things regarding the African continent's tweeting patterns.
Conducted by communications agency Portland, the study was created to pin-point just how active Africans are on Twitter, and what it is they like to talk about.
We've collected some of the findings here, so click through our gallery to see who tweets the most, what they're tweeting about, and even which days are the most popular to tweet on along the African continent...

Nicki Minaj Shows Off Sexy Curves In Leather Corset And Knickers (PHOTOS)

The sexy siren, Nicki Minaj, has shared several sexy images, posing top-to-toe in the famous brand's biker-inspired collection.
She promoted her new single last night by posting a series of saucy snaps clad head-to-toe in a leather ensemble.
The hip-hop beauty sported a full face of makeup and chunky jewelry in the snaps that showcased her fabulous figure.
The provocative posing allowed Nicki to show off her wild side after pictures earlier this week showed a more gentle side to the star.
In contrast to the racy images she shared last night, snaps just a few days ago showed Miss Minaj relaxing by a pool with a make-up free complexion.
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Nollywood Actor Talks About Men Been Emotionally Abused In Relationships

Nollywood actor, Emeka Ossai in a new interview talks about his new project that has something to do with men being emotionally and Psychological abused in Relationships.

About an initiative to be known as Men Against Spousal Psychological and Emotional Abuse (MASPEA), kindly tell us about that. What it is, what do you want to achieve and how do you intend to go about it?
This issue of spousal abuse campaign started with a lot of men irresponsibly abdicating their responsibilities to spouses and families and resorting to sundry abuses. So appropriate laws were made to protect women and punish men who are guilty. This noble step has itself been increasingly abused by a lot of wayward women to gag and further punish innocent men to the point of death. A lot of men these days are walking corpses who due to gross psychological and emotional abuse have become empty shells waiting to drop.

Women have become increasingly aloof in a supposed union with their spouses, while the men have become increasingly powerless to even complain, lest they are labelled as insecure. We are saying enough is enough! Even though I do not have this experience in my marriage, I have come across these in people who have confided in me, those I have counselled and some others I have observed.

These days you have cases of women beating up their husbands, beheading some, doing bodily harm or wrecking them emotionally with no one in the society reacting. But on the other hand, mere exchange of words with a woman can result to a lot of societal backlash. This is unacceptable! So under my leadership, we have started a movement of Men Against Spousal Psychological and Emotional Abuse (MASPEA). We intend to sensitize fellow men to this ravaging plight and the society in general to wake up to this new reality.

My Boyfriend Chased Me Away From Our House Just After Séx

This sounds crazy, right? But Olu Famous I can tell you this is my story and it happened just last weekend in the house we built together. I've dated this man for four years and we plan to get married by the end of this year. That is why I gave him my money to add to what he his own to build a house on the land he bought.

Since December we have been living together in peace and am looking forward to our marriage until last week when he started acting funny. Anything I do will get him angry, he hardly talks to me. It was later I got to know that he saw the love text one of my ex-Sugar Daddy sent to me. It was the man who gave me some of the money we used for the house. He is very rich. He said he wants me for one night, but I said no.

SEE President Jonathan Kneeling Before Yar'Adua's Mother

2015 is around the corner. So, expect him to do everything to claim that he is a humble man who can't in any circumstance hurt even a fly. #NigeriansWatchOut #PoliticalPower #PoliticalMago-Mago #FreshAir...!

ARTICLE OF THE WEEK!!! The Strength Of A Powerful Ejaculation

Many times, a good number of my clients are worried about their sexual stamina, ejaculation performances, sexual fertility strength and erectile potency.
They ask questions and most of the answers to these questions depend greatly on the strength of a powerful ejaculation. When the development of ejaculation processing, production and delivery is in very healthy form, every other thing just naturally falls in place. So today, let us look at the strength of a powerful ejaculation.
Ejaculation, which is a normal part of the male sexual response cycle, is the release or ejection of semen from the penis into the vagina. It is typically accompanied by orgasm and it usually carries

Photo: Fan tattoos Davido's name on her body

An obsessed Davido fan who goes by the name Ayomide Atinuke on twitter, tattooed his name on her stomach and tweeted the pic. And although she got a retweet from Davido himself, she got no love from the folks on Twitter who blasted her for getting the tattoo...

Fake Prophet, Chuks Obasi, Caught In The Act In Lagos

Wonders shall never end! This man named Chuks Samson Obasi, paraded himself as Dr. Chris Okafor, who is the General Overseer of Mountain of Liberation & Miracle Ministry, (Liberation City) for several months.
He has finally been arrested. The 33yrs old fake prophet was arrested on Sunday March 9th, 2014, by men in the security unit of the church (Liberation City), who had been getting complaints from several people who have fall victim to Chuks Obasi and his tricks.
He actually went to the church collect money from another of his victim when he was caught and handed over to the police. Below are details of the fake prophet's activities...

A MUST READ: Flooding, Lagos Residents' Nightmare

It is not full-blown rainy season in Nigeria yet. But tension is already high over flooding among residents of Lagos.

As people await the coming of the wet seasons, many residents have called while others are still calling on the government to fast track action and put in place structures which would ensure that flood does not destroy property or result in the loss of lives as witnessed in past years.
This fear was expressed against the background of projected varying degrees and amount of rainfall in various parts of the country this year as released by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NIMET.
An early morning rainfall that occurred in most part of the state on Tuesday disrupted activities and movement came to a snail speed across Lagos.
A commuter, Lanre Akinbosun was worried that “What happened this morning (Tuesday) is not good omen for us at all.

Gunmen Unleash Terror In Katsina, Ward Head & 11 Others Dead

Twelve people including a ward head have been reportedly killed by unknown gunmen in separate attacks at two villages in Faskari local government areas of Katsina State.
The armed men, said to be cattle rustlers on Tuesday evening invaded Koran Mota village on motorcycles, shooting sporadically into the air which resulted in the death of seven people including the Maiunguwa (Ward head).
As they were fleeing, they gunned down a middle aged at the neighbouring village of Unguwar Rimi, in Sabuwa local government area before disappearing.
According to an eyewitness, Mr Paul Anguwa, five additional persons were killed by the Fulani herdsmen in Kiorkende village.
It is still unknown whether they stole any cattle from the villages.

ASK:Should I Allow My Husband's Ex To Stay With Us?

My husband claims to still be friends with his ex who he was engaged to for 3 years, he asked me two nights ago if it was okay for her to come stay at our place for 3 weeks because she is coming to the UK for vacation but does not know anyone here... undecided

Hello....... so why is she coming?

I told him NO WAY!and now he is not talking to me,

Soyinka - Sharing Centenary Award With Abacha Is An Insult

Professor Wole Soyinka, the Nobel laureate, said he rejected Nigeria’s centenary award bestowed on him because of the inclusion on the honours list of the late Nigerian tyrant, General Sani Abacha and other known killers and looters of Nigeria’s treasury.

In a rejection note headlined ”The Canonisation of Terror”, Soyinka observed that the inclusion of Abacha on the list does not only show a failure of a moral rigour but it calls into question ”the entire ethical landscape into which this nation has been forced by insensate leadership”.

REMORSE: My 10 Days of Madness - Female Teacher Who Seduced Pupil, Shared Bed With Him

Bernadette Smith yesterday told of her regret over the “10 days of madness” that ended in her sharing a bed with a teenage pupil.

To her colleagues at the secondary school where she taught English and history, the 35-year-old was popular and professional.
But her private life had been crumbling ever since a letter from the Child Support Agency arrived at the home she shared with husband Brian and their three children.
It was a request for maintenance from a woman who claimed she’d had conceived a child with Brian less than a year after he married Smith.

Check out this new photo of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

Talk about a handsome couple! The actors gussied up in a classy Versace dress (for her) and a suave Berluti suit (for him) as they took in the show with plenty of their fellow A-listers. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP). how would you like to rock this outfit ?

SHOCKING PHOTOS: Brothers kill brother over their father's house

Three brothers in Satellite Town, Fatia, Sakiru and Tunji Osun, have killed their brother, Yusuf, over the house that their father left when he died. According to witnesses, their father willed the house to Yusuf, who wasn't the eldest, but the eldest, Fatia decided to sell the house for N15m, take N10m and give his brothers N5m to share. Yusuf did not agree, and the rest, is history.

TelegraphNG reports
Three brothers have been arrested by the police in connection with the murder of their blood brother. Fatia Osun (31), Sakiru Osun (20) and their step-brother, Tunji (34), were accused of killing Yusuf Osun (27) over N15 million which was to be realized from the sale of a house left behind by their late father.
The incident occurred in the early hours of Thursday, Feb. 27, at Kano street in Mobile Estate, Satellite Town, Lagos and left residents of the estate and its environs jittery.

UNIPORT produces Nigeria's first nuclear engineers

The University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) has recorded a breakthrough by graduating the first set of Nigerian trained nuclear engineers, an official has said.
The university's Director of the Centre for Nuclear Studies, Prof. Ayoada Kuye told newsmen on Wednesday in Port Harcourt that the first set are six in number.
Kuye said that the six graduates were not only the pioneers in the institution but also in the country.
He said that seven additional nuclear engineers would also graduate soon.
Kuye said that the programme was carried out in collaboration with the University of Maiduguri, Obafemi Awolowo University, and Ahmadu Bello University with sponsorship from the National Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC).

12 Boko Haram Hideouts Located In Cameroon

The Nigerian armed forces have located about a dozen hideouts of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram, in neighbouring Cameroon.
Consequently, the Federal Government is mounting pressure on the neighbouring country for collaboration in routing the insurgents.
President Goodluck Jonathan and President Paul Biya are already in talks on how to deal with the security challenge, authoritative sources said yesterday in Abuja.
Nigeria is said to have tabled four conditions before Cameroon for its consideration on the issue.
A military source said that many Boko Haram leaders and field commanders have relocated to Cameroon from where they direct operations in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states, the latest being Sunday’s massacre of about 50 students of Federal Government College, Buni Yadi, Yobe State and Wednesday’s attack in Madagali and Michika Local Government areas of Adamawa State.

PHOTOS: Nigeria Centenary Award.

President Jonathan exchanging pleasantries with former Presidents /Heads of State @ Nigeria Centenary Award. Courtesy: Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr.  Reuben Abati. more photos after the cut...

OMG!!! This is Lovely...

Lovely combo of White sleeveless gown, denim tied around the waist with a golden shoe to match... for more details about the outfit, visi...