WHO SHALL NARRATE OUR CHRONICLES?

Published:18 Apr, 2012

WHO SHALL NARRATE OUR CHRONICLES?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who shall narrate our chronicles?

Of the times we lived in huts and caves

Wrapped in leaves as the elements battered our delicate skins

Fashioned tools and weapons with stones and sticks

Conquered beasts and terrains with our bare hands

Created communities and appointed leaders from amongst us

Buried our children as they died of unknown diseases

Vainly battled against malevolent forces

Our futile sacrifices to dead gods recursively unacknowledged

Our voodoo and jinxes ineffective

A time of PLAGUES, EPIDEMICS and FAMINE

 

 

Who shall narrate our chronicles?

Of our capture and imprisonment on our own soil

By the fair-pigmented demon

Our exile to an unknown land

Forced to work amidst canes of sugar and apples of pine

Our ingestive apertures sealed with impenetrable latches

As we built modern “Babel towers,”

Died within the rows and ridges

Buried enmass in colossal doors in the floor

Correctively raped by our depraved taskmasters

Ironically modeled into gladiators for their pleasure

As we toiled amidst blood and sand in the arena much to their sick delight

A time of OPPRESSION, SUBJUGATION and DOMINATION!

 

 

Who shall narrate our chronicles?

Of our return from ostracism

The demise of our valiant heroes

Whose candor and nerve contributed to their expiration,

Our reclamation of our isolated domains,

The rebuildings and recoveries of seized territories,

Our struggles and tussles for total freedom from our bleached captors

Our plots and coups against the hands of tyranny,

Our amalgamation and unification after relentless toil,

As the white-green striped emblem danced in the skies.

The replacement of our conquerors with our liberators,

Those we put all our hopes in.

Their betrayal and perfidy

As our costs of living soared calamitously.

Our security degenerated to a new low.

A time of DESPAIR, DISILLUSIONMENT and DESPODENCY!

 

 

Who shall narrate our chronicles?

Of the upheaval by the camoflagued warlords,

The penetration of government echelons by smart illiterates,

The silence in the streets of all and sundry,

The hushed whispers in chambers and closets,

The cries, torture and deaths in prison cells,

The satirical lyrics by the brave panted crusader,

his euphony and message striking a chord.

The spicy words of the brilliant white-haired intellectual,

As he voiced his disapproval time and again

The hangings and slaughters of the martyrs

As the powers that be rotated the control amongst themselves.

A time of TREACHERY, FEAR and APPREHENSION!

 

 

Who shall narrate our chronicles?

Of the return of the flowing garment to supremacy

After the demise of the apple-munching fiend

and the completion of a solar revolution by the meek legionnaire.

Of the wastes and mismanagements

Draining away our hopes and expectations

The exponential augmentation of living costs,

The scarcity of the once abundant energy fuel,

The hikes in prices of the previously abundant grains

The corruption and infiltration by sensational high-ranking petty thieves,

The passing of “The Umbrella” from idiot to fool to buffoon,

The kidnaps and tussles in the South

The cries for liberation in the East

The voiceless dependence on prayers in the West

The bombings and beheadings in the North

The pointless agendas and policies

The incessant Massacre of the lingua franca by the Queen Bee

The continued martial hold on the nation by a fearsome trio

The mishaps and strifes and rituals.

A time of ECLECTIC and OUTLANDISH IDIOSYNCRACIES!

 

 

Who shall narrate our chronicles?

When finally we cease to be

When all that’s left is dust and smoke

Our lands finally blown apart

Our culture completely disintegrated

And aliens our lands gradually rebuild

Who shall be left to tell these stories?

And who indeed shall be left to listen?

 

 

 

Oreoluwa Aboluwarin

Abeokuta Nigeria

I blog at www.aboluwarin.com

Join me on twitter: @oreoluwade

  • Shadado

    An Excellent, Explicit Explanans. Splendid Splendor.

  • Emmanuel

    great piece, thot proviking

  • Femi

    cool stuff…. who flow is superb! who will indeed be left to listen… dats d more pertinent question..

  • http://archippusacumen.wordpress.com @clarinet1803

    Femi thanks! Yeah, you’re spot on…who shall indeed be left to listen. I hope we don’t all perish with the wave of idiocy coursing through the land before a change is made.

  • Adenipekun Oludamailare

    Who shall narrate our chronicles of times when politically senseless idiots held our nation at ransom and left ????e state coffers prostrate…who shall narrate our chronicles? Incredible piece as always! Keep it cool bro!

  • http://archippusacumen.wordpress.com @clarinet1803

    Thanks Damilare, you are gracious in doling out praise. God save us in this country!

  • Oreofe

    Wow… the poetic flair blows my mind.. Great piece!

  • Adesoji

    Yeah, right thinking…

  • phunbiebabs

    Nice work there. Its cool.

  • detola

    A wonderfully worded description of our predicament in dis country…wish our leaders cud read dis n think postively….n we youths too cos we d 2mao of dis country

  • Mstee

    Wow,dis piece is luvly…kudos

  • seyifunmi

    Tis gud someone is writin abt dis….hu indeed shall narate our chronicles

  • Francis

    Wow!its been a while i read a piece like this,my heart is melted.nice work.

  • http://archippusacumen.wordpress.com @clarinet1803

    Thanks francis and seyifunmi…we all should go out with whatever we have, our voices, ideas or “the pens” things must change for the better.

  • Daniel

    Wow! Seems to me you have doom already pictured in your mind. There may be hope for us yet you know.

  • john

    This is really cool

  • Abayomi

    *sigh* lot to say bt amma kip it simple..onpoint and kudos..kip it up.

  • Olamide

    Cudnt take my eyes off this piece…good job by the writer.

  • oredavids

    Awesome post;simple, hilarious and thought provoking

  • febisola

    This is a great piece from my really intelligent friend.Wouldn’t expect any less.Keep it up brov!Hope to see more of this soon.

  • onyemachi D. Emeka

    This is just great! Keep it up Demola.

  • GEE

    Wonderful piece

  • abass

    This is great how i wish our leaders should read through mayb it’s going ???? touch them……..i really appreciate this may god increase ??U?????? knowledge

  • http://archippusacumen.wordpress.com @clarinet1803

    Thanks sirs Gee and Abass and Amen to your prayers for me, our leaders and the country at large.

  • Ben

    Explosive…truly…wu shal narrate our chronicles…

  • Ben

    Poetically Explosive lamentation of the Nigerian situation…truly…who shall narrate our chronicles…
    @clarinet1803…Ore…kip spitn…kudos!

  • ayo weke

    You did capture the era of the slave trade well, its seemed to me like I was re-living that time with our fathers while reading that particular part

  • http://archippusacumen.wordpress.com @clarinet1803

    Thanks Ayo Weke.

  • aya oba

    Nice1…..Buh d fact stil remains dat, d S???????????? called civilisation has brot more harm to us in dis country.Tinz r getting worse by d day, may God help us.

  • Ibiyemi Abisola

    Keep up d good work. It is a nice piece.

  • Theophilus

    I get impressed everytime I see good writers penning down their thoughts in articulate formats like this. Just stumbled upon the link and said to check it out and I haven’t been disappointed. Good job! Keep the ink flowing.

  • damyshow

    I must say am impressed with the use of words… Hnnmmmm…. Who shall narate “OURS” …… Only God can help this country!! Humans will always be human!

  • jerry

    i am very impressed wit the write up…..it makes me wanna think of a young wole soyinka coming up…..nice piece

  • jumibi

    Its high time we take proactive actions, be doers instead of just thinkers

  • Abiola S Akolade

    This is really great. We can only trust God to keep us from this present one which is hitching.

  • Abiola Akolade Samuel

    This is great and really am expecting this greatness in you shown.

  • Jumoke

    Great piece. If only this fear of impending doom will inspire us to be proactive and start a revolution now.

  • fervency Osagie.

    A beautiful, reflective write with a plaintive strain.

  • http://archippusacumen.wordpress.com @clarinet1803

    Thanks Ferv! Glad you could read despite ur schedule esp with the exams. Wish I could have drawn from your well of words to spice this up. Really appreciate ur comment.

  • eyitayo

    Dis is wonderful….umbrella from idiot to fool to buffoon….right on bro. I luv dis

  • wale

    I agree totally wiv wat jerry said….young wole soyinka

  • Big Mayor

    Always Appreciate a gud write up if o ever get to actuali read one … Keep up d goodwork son 😀

  • Seun Hunge

    Who shall tell our chronicles? Who will tel the next generation? Nice write-up, well chronicled. Reminds me of the griot of French West Africa. Bon enchainement.

  • ibukun

    This is a piece full of thought…….and it leaves me thinking of d fact dat d pple dat r supposed to change d face of dis problems are d ones sinking in d problem, all we can hope for is dat one day we will look back and say yes we made it, and also raise our heads high above never to look down……………

  • http://archippusacumen.wordpress.com @clarinet1803

    Yes Ibukun! Exactly! It’s only hope that prevents from being ashamed. I just pray we don’t put all our eggs in the basket of hope alone.

  • http://archippusacumen.wordpress.com @clarinet1803

    Eyitayo, Wale and Hunge, words fail me to describe how much I appreciate you. Big-Mayor, well in that case, thanks Dad!

  • ademowo omotunde

    A very nice piece.. Cool one….

  • niyi

    choice of words were perfect and it shows how egocentric our ”so called leaders could be.”No one is prepared to make that change.God bless us still

  • laolu

    A stroke a genius. Simple style with a lot to gain from it. Keep it up…

  • laolu

    A stroke of genius. Simple style with a lot to gain from it. Keep it up…

  • Niyi

    And great work there.More grace to do more.amen.

  • Mojisola

    Hmmn!We truly nid a heaven sent n i still beliv God will save us frm dis our predicaments, 1dy…nyc piece, dear…More ink in ur pen!

  • Aytee

    True but sad tale expressing what has been! I believe what’ll be is far brighter.
    Great piece bro,your choice of words together with your unreserved and flamboyant use of them brings so much to be envied in you. You are definately meant for the top

  • http://archippusacumen.wordpress.com @clarinet1803

    Thanks a lot Aytee. We sure shall meet at the top. I’m pray that top will be in this land also, we must possess our possesions and live to tell the stories to the coming generations.

  • Richard

    I was particularly intrigued by your wordplay. Thought provoking. Truth revealing. Mind stretching. An eye opener. A reality check: who shall indeed narrate our chronicles? Nice work Ademola.

  • Adebayo marcus

    superb,what an excellent and perfect article,the sky simply ur starting point.

  • @BeeHorDun1

    As a Linguist,I will have to first of all commend your choice of words. Simple vocabulary that can be easily understood by an average reader. Keep it up Bruv. Besides,the central theme of the blog is also thought provoking. I feel this is the time for we youths to come into action. The violent takes it by force. We can no longer be fooled that we are the leaders of tomorrow by our set of rulers(not leaders).When will the ‘tomorrow’ eventually come? If we don’t do this,I’m very sure posterity will not forgive us.
    @AyTee,what will be is far brighter if positive minded lads like you and I come in to proof that we are the change really needed. If we don’t,the question will still remain; who will tell our chronicles?
    OreOluwa,keep up the good work. GOD Bless & Keep You,Amen.

  • holuwartowbee

    Fabulous composition! I sincerely hope time does not run out before our story changes…keep at it bro!

  • @clarinet1803

    Thanks a great deal beehordun1. I’m awed by your praise for me. We all need to take a stand just like you said. I hope more people join the queue of youths ready to take the country by storm. Adversity shall not prevail!

  • kunle aminu

    Everyone on my twitter timeline needs to see this. Great job sir!

  • Monsieur Victure

    C’est bon Monsieur! Fabulous lines of imagination exhibited. Always love reading your works. Lol @ the apple munching fiend. Abacha!!!

  • busayt

    Jeez dis is great man. Dis is surely a God given inspiration

  • @geelordmaster

    It is awesome……good thoughts, great work

  • Lade

    Great piece! Totally on point

  • Dhaymow

    Good job brother! Always knew you had it in you. I think I’d have to recommend you to Uncle Wole as a prodigy. 😀

  • Anthony

    Fantastic Ore! Good to see you’re maximising your God-given skills. This message and many other similar ones need to get to those people in high places.

  • Tosin

    Nice one bro! I love your use of words, the flow and all! You are indeed a star!

  • http://peluoluwa.blogspot.com/ Pearls

    He’s done it again! ‘the Einstein of poetry’ 😀 great work man. Delving into history like that and bringing it home to the present now..takes your mind on a virtual journey into time. Good choice of words, fantastic metaphors, nice interplay of different literary devices making it complex yet simple.
    Couldn’t help but smile @ “..the passing of the Umblerra…” oops umbrella. Keep up the good work bro. I said it before and I’ma say it again “there’s still a whole lot more in there” just keep ’em coming.

  • @clarinet1803

    Wow! I’m thrilled pearls. All that for just me? Well, I hope I can continue to bring out the best. Help tell tosin I said thanks too. Appreciate u gals more than you’d ever know. BTW I was expecting you participate in superbloggers too. It’s not too late though, entries are still flooding in. I know you have it in you. XOXO

  • fisayotalabi

    Awesome piece. Each line carries different scenes and revelations. Very nice piece.

  • Mayowa

    Awesome.a must read 4 evry1.kip d firin burnin bro

  • Adeboya Opeyemi

    This is a nice piece of writing, keep it up.

  • @benmorka

    D last part especially strikes a cord….more of like ”when we av wiping out eachoda and all we stand for…of who wld b left 2talk/listen or 2even propagate/enjoy d issue dat birthed the fights…
    God help us not to end us…

  • okikiola

    May God ave mercy on us

  • http://www.machaconsulting.blogspot.com jesuit

    This is what am talking about! More ink to your pen Ore!

  • Busari Azeez Olamide

    This write up is great. I love ur choice of words. Keep it up bro

  • Adegbesan Kayode

    Simply classical.

  • http://www.akinolaakindamola.co.nr Akindamola Daniel Akinola

    This is just profound bro.
    You are simply unbelievable with the pen.

  • omotayo simisola alex-adedeji

    you have said it all, surely some day ppl lyk u shall narrate our chronicle and ppl lyk us shall be there to listen and jointly we shall make the needed changes. Thank God there are youths that are still totful in this nation,it seems we still av hope as a nation.

  • Temitope Fajem

    good work and write-up. keep it up.

  • Oludayo Pelumi

    This is poetry per excellence. How I wish our leaders can pick from the stories shared of victories acquired by shear courage aand perseverance under the force of unity. I pray somebody incorporates this masterpiece in our school literature curricula.

  • @clarinet1803

    Thanks! Can’t appreciate you guys enough for the comments. @ Dayo Pelumi hmmn! Maybe I’d start from my school when I establish it. *smiles* Hopefully by then, a better chapter would have been written in our history.

  • http://orenotes.blogspot.com Ore

    We need to narrate our chronicles while we can. We can’t leave it to anyone else.

    Wonderful poem.

  • Emma

    Great piece sire, keep it up!

  • oreofe

    This is great work Ore,really great work. Keep it up, u have a real gift.

  • olugbenga

    Good job bro… This is more than incredible

  • odebunmi omotolani

    This is ‘above par’… Well articulated! kudos and more grace.

  • OLUSOLA

    This is fantastic with deep thought ,more of this inspiration IJN

  • tinuke

    This is a good piece, I hope we will be able to rewrite our story someday and narrate a well scripted chronicle for the future generations

  • http://eseosaid@blogspot.com Eseosa Joie

    This is beautiful work. I was able to identify most of the characters painted with such vivid strokes. Keep up the good work.

  • olupitan dada

    G??ð job! A masterpiece

  • Jabal

    Gr8, Attaboy! You Have Deeply Narrated It All, Now; “Who Shall ERADICATE OUR LAND” ???

  • http://wwww.zebbook.wordpress.com zebbook

    No doubt one of the best works of poetry I have had the opportunity to come across in recent times, I see the writer going places with this style and delivery. Well done bro

  • @clarinet1803

    Thanks zebbook. Honestly, coming from you, this gives me an overwhelming feeling, gladdens my heart. What can I say, I’ve been studying your works a lot, I believe you’re destined for the top likewise, keep up the good work.

  • @deeva_bee

    Nice piece Ore. N its indeed very totful. Exact situation of d country in simple carefully choosen words. Keep up d good work.

  • omowumi

    Great job bro. Keep it up

  • http://www.twitter.com/@dunnieK dunnieK

    U really spoke my mind.xcpt I don’t knw ow 2 write them out.on point,and really nice.tnk u. questions we shld ask ourslvs. (Y)

  • @clarinet1803

    @DunnieK thanks. Well, bout not knowing how to put them down, I think you’re underestimating yourself. JUST WRITE!!! Sometimes it won’t make sense but go back and review it time and time again, I’m sure u’d be amazed at what u can accomplish.

  • feyi

    Simply amazing!I will say again that your choice of words is just wonderful.and this piece is challenging.Good job!!

  • Shope

    The heart speaks. Nice. Keep it up.

  • GRANT

    Wow, wow, wow!!! This piece’s really *insert adjective* – whaaat!! I was at a book reading recently and the published poet who performed has nothing on you, which goes to show your potential, limitless I tell you. It was an honor reading this – you got a new follower for your blog. Nice one Bro, nice one.

  • Femo

    cool stuff…

  • Adeyanju Tolu

    Bro,this is a job well done. See you at the top

  • marian

    Hmmmm food for tot

  • Olamofe wale

    wow this is indeed a mind reflecting call to our beginning as Africans, the hurdles we ave surmounted and the glorious hope of a future ahead. Tanks man, it is really patrotic of u

  • http://fbilash@yahoo.com Olufunmbi

    this is superb!!!

  • http://fbilash@yahoo.com Olufunmbi

    this is superb and splendid!!!

  • Adedolapo Aramide

    Nice piece bro…

  • http://aragamohammed.wordpress.com Araga Mohammed Dahiru

    With this i can go to bed and snore to the core.Thanks bro and niece piece.May i copy please?

  • http://thisiseseosa.wordpress.com thisisEseosa

    Brilliant. I just had to say that again!

  • @clarinet1803

    @araga By all means pls. @eseosa thanks so much. I really appreciate you.

  • http://akinsoke.blogspot.com olumide

    Great material…we already have in u one of those who will do the narration…hmmm. An encapsulation of our annals…big ups!

  • tobi aka tdon

    I love dis. Thumbs up man. Damn!!!!! Nigerians got talent. I see a brighter future. Wasn’t interested earlier buh wen i read it i had to read it anoda 3 times. Masterpiece indeed. U hav a fan. I bet u do. *my head dey swell for u oo* wish i was d one. Keep it up man.

  • Emma

    Great piece!

  • Pemi

    This is a great piece, excellent work. This should go international… Keep it up.

  • http://yisaadeiza.wordpress.com yisaadeiza

    Nice one bro!

  • http://www.gbolubunmi.com Gboluwaga Olubunmi

    This is a nice piece…
    Captures the whole story…
    I just thought for a second… It might be good to include a reflection on how things got this bad…the lackadaisical behavior of the aging generation…

    Nevertheless…
    This is a master class.
    Let us hope we will start to learn that working collectively while respecting each other’s ideas. Hopefully, we can be here to tell our own good story.
    – @gbolubunmi

  • lawrence

    Brilliant

  • Moody Victor

    An excellent piece. Like all good stories, it leaves us with questions to ponder and makes for sincere introspection. I would only encourage greater attention to versification(stanza lengths, line beginnings)and contextual usage of certain words. I admire your thought process.

  • oreoluwade

    Thanks Victor, yeah I agree more could have been done to make the stanza lengths identical.
    Thanks everyone so far for your comments, I truly appreciate you.

  • Yemisi

    This is a really good one…
    Well articulated!

  • deoye irefin

    Job well done..nice combination of words!!!

  • David

    Good read. I’ve read it more than twice now but I still always love coming back to read. It’s a simple summary of the state of things without necessarily going out of one’s way to be “very political.” Hope we are left to narrate these chronicles like you’ve said and hopefully, our kids and descendants would be left to listen.

  • Ayobami

    *deep sigh* Onpoint bro….great piece #Bless

  • wale

    The passing of the umbrella from idiot to fool to bufoon . . . Interesting read.

  • Kabolobari Benakole

    Here, Oreoluwade, share this poem…

    Silences
    by John Montague

    for Elizabeth

    1
    Poetry is a weapon, and should be used,
    though not in the crudity of violence.
    It is a prayer before an unknown altar,
    a spell to bless the silence.

    2
    There is a music beyond all this,
    beyond all forms of grievance,
    where anger lays its muzzle down
    into the lap of silence.

    3
    Or some butterfly script,
    fathomed only by the other,
    as supple fingers draw
    a silent message from the tangible.

    Do you think it says anything about style and purpose in poetry? And how does your conclusion impact you?

  • http://www.aboluwarin.com oreoluwade

    Thanks kabolobari, I love your comment/criticism :D, afterall that’s what the comments are designed for, to make one a better writer. I agree with you that poetry’s quite a tool to “make anger lay its muzzle down in the laps of silence” however, I believe it is at the same time a way to express the state of the heart at some point or another, hence, one might not be seeing a ‘hopeful’ scenario when one scribbles down a few lines. Believe me, I love beautiful endings a lot and I try to channel my writings as such occasionally. I’d love to share the poem you wrote above as such. Once again, I truly appreciate your reading, commenting as well as sharing. Be there!

  • Abdulmalik

    your poem is beautiful, sad, compelling and deep. You can feel the hands of Achebe, Clarke and Soyinka on it… African literature and folklore shall not be lost with minds like yours

  • http://www.aboluwarin.com oreoluwade

    Thanks for commenting Abdulmalik. Glad you found it compelling.

  • Agiteh Ibtahim

    Absolutely brilliant poem with loads of messages in it… That is exactly what we need to ask ourselves at this point in time… Keep it up!

  • Tosin

    Vedette formidable! Really great work you’ve done with this piece!

  • santadebla

    The cyclicality of d Nigerian person perfectly captured in d piece.We r bck to where we left

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It’s been court order after court order from Uyo to Abuja as the INEC Uyo team makes a mockery of the institution that the survival of our democracy is hinged upon. The Petitioner whose constitutional right it is to conduct a forensic examination on the election materials has spent 12 weeks on trying to conduct a simple exercise that should take 2 weeks maximum. It has been a cat and mouse game since May 15th 2015...

Plateau State Gov. Lalong Clears Salaries, Pension Arrears

The director general, Research, Strategic Planing and Documentation, to Plateau State government, Prof. John Wade has disclosed that in less that 60 days in office the administration of Mr. Simon Lalong, has hit the ground running by paying arrears of civil servants salaries and pension left by the immediate past administration of Jonah Jang . Prof. Wade who disclosed this in Jos yesterday said the state government has also held a stakeholder’s meeting between the Fulani...

Over 3000 People Paid N200k Each To Watch A Kim Kardashian Makeup Session

Over 3000 fans trooped out to witness a Kim kardashian makeup session and as you can guess, It is neither free nor cheap. They were all trying to look like her, with their fake tans, fake eyelashes, fake hair. This was their chance -- the hundreds of young women who had traveled from Ecuador, Sweden, Abu Dhabi -- to see Kim Kardashian, take a selfie with her, impress her: Kim Kardashian. Some of her...

Dear Obama, Gay Right Is Not an African Priority, By Dinah Adams

To the President of the United States of America, while you tour through our shores burdened with global issues of security/ terrorism, economy, health care and national ties; kindly note that gay right is the least of our problems. The Kenya you visited has been stricken by Al-Shabaab and is frankly strategising ways to eradicate the incursion these external insurgents. It is quite too serious an issue for the issue of accepting various sexual oriented clans...

Traditional Ruler Arrested Over The Murder of Alhaji Gay

The last has not been heard about the murder of Alhaji Olatunji Rasaq, alias Alaso (aka Alhaji Gay), who was killed few weeks back in Alagbado area of Lagos state. The arrested suspects includes the Baale of Temidire Alagbado, Chief Nojeem Abioye, his son, and nine others. They were arrested and detained over the weekend, and are still being interrogated at the State Department of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence, SDCII, Yaba. Alhaji Gay was murdered during a...

35 Of Bill Cosby’s Alleged Rape Victims Line Up For The First Time #Photo

  If Bill Cosby really raped all of these women and more, then something must have been wrong in that man's mind. Thirty-five of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual molestation victims have posed for a photograph on the front of the July 27 edition of New York magazine, giving their accounts of what happened to them at the hands of the now controversial "Cosby Show" star.

News Alert! WAEC To Withhold Students’ Results In 19 States Over N4b Debt

The West Africa Examinations Council, WAEC has threatened to withhold the results of students in 19 states that sat for the May/June 2015 WASSCE over nonpayment of candidates’ registration fees by their state governments. Speaking at its national office Yaba, some hours ago, the Head of National Office, HNO, Mr Charles Eguridu said: “The affected states should off-set the registration fees of their candidates as soon as possible, as we cannot guarantee that the...

2 Teenagers Stab Their Parents And 3 Siblings To Death

2 Oklahoma teenagers, 18 year old Robert Bever and his 16-year-old brother, Michael Bever, have been accused of stabbing and killing 5 family members. They were arrested after their 13-year-old sister who survived the attack identified them as the attackers in the Wednesday night massacre in Broken Arrow, OK. The news comes as it was revealed the one of the victims, 12-year-old Daniel, had...

“Why Islamic Scholars Are Silent On Boko Haram” – By Governor Shettima

The fight against Boko Haram cannot succeed unless leading Islamic scholars with mass followers come out of their silence to preach against the ideology from an intellectual perspective so as to change the narrative to discourage young men from being recruited by the sect. Governor Kashim Shettima whose state, Borno, has been at the centre of attacks by the Boko Haram insurgents has said. The governor said that notable Islamic scholars with the capacity to fight the ideology through...

We Maintain Our Stand On Homosexuality, It Is Wrong – Catholic Archbishop

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Diocese, Cardinal John Onaiyekan today said the position of the Catholic Church in Nigeria against homosexuality remains the same.  Onaiyekan made this statement to journalists in Makurdi during his official visit to the Diocese of Makurdi today. “Unfortunately, we are living in a world where these things have now become quite acceptable but for the fact that they are acceptable doesn’t mean that they are right. The Catholic Church considers itself...

Nigerian Troops Gun Down Many Terrorists Along Maiduguri Road (VIEWER DISCRETION)

Nigerian troops have killed many terrorists during a recent combat operation along Dikwa-Maiduguri Road in Borno State. General Buratai while renaming the counter-insurgency operation to “Operaton Zaman Lafiya Dole,” had urged the troops not to wait for Boko Haram to attack but to take the battle to the insurgents’ hideout.   This development according to the...

President Buhari’s Trip To The US Was Fruitless – Olisa Metuh

PDP is still very much at it with APC and shamefully we must say we love the ‘fight’. Lol. Please read what the party has to say about the president’s visit to the US. Culled from Punch; Precisely 59 days after President Muhammadu Buhari assumed power, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party on Sunday listed many ‘sins’ the Federal Government under the President had committed and said Buhari’s government lacked direction. Among the sins of...

Reality Star Coco Austin Is Expecting Her First Child With Ice T

Glamour model Coco Austin is pregnant and expecting her first child with husband of 15 years, Ice-T. Ice-T already has 2 kids from a previous relationship and a 20-year-old grandson, but Coco always wanted a kid and her prayers have been answered after 12 years of marriage. No word yet on how far along she is or the gender of the baby. Congrats to the couple.

President Buhari To Split NNPC Into Two Entities

President Muhammadu Buhari plans to split Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) into two entities, his spokesman said. He has said his government will trace and recover what he called "mind-boggling" sums of money stolen from the oil sector. "Mr President will soon split the NNPC into two entities. One will be an independent regulator and the other one an investor vehicle," said spokesman Femi Adesina, who did not a provide a timeframe for...

NUC: Online Degrees Accreditation By Sadiq Abubakar Gulma

The National Universities Commission (NUC) recently announced Nigeria will not be accepting online degrees, “yet”. Unfortunately there wasn't much reason given as to why they took the stance and nothing was mentioned of what they are doing to start ensuring Nigeria accepts it. Highly reputable schools around the world like University of Manchester, University of Florida, University of Liverpool, University of Birmingham and many others are offering quality online education that leads to students obtaining bachelor’s and...

Gigantic Statue Of Satan Erected Amid Protests (PHOTOS)

Hundreds of people attended Mass at a Detroit Catholic Church in protest of an 8.5-foot bronze statue of goat-headed Satan that hundreds came to see.  A group called the Satanic Temple unveiled the Baphomet statue during a private event on in a Detroit industrial building on Saturday, which people could attend starting at $25 dollars a ticket. https://twitter.com/_Beard_Life/status/625165391690661888/photo/1 Its location was kept secret by the group until the last minute to avoid public demonstrations planned for its unveiling....

Bobbi Kristina’s Boyfriend Nick Gordon ‘On Suicide Watch

Bobbi Kristina's longtime boyfriend Nick Gordon has been placed on 'suicide watch' by close family and friends who fear he'll take his own life now she's passed away. HollywoodLife.com exclusively reported Sunday night that Gordon, 25, is inconsolable over the death of the 22-year-old daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown. 'He is out of control with regret and sadness. He keeps saying that if only had heard his voice, things would have been different....

‘He Knows She’s With Her Mother’- Say’s Bobby Brown

It was a painfully sad Sunday for Bobby Brown. The singer spent the morning sharing the news of his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown's death, age 22, with relatives and friends before the family released the news to the world. 'He is holding it together more than you'd expect,' a source told People of the grieving 46-year-old. 'He knew it was coming. Of course he's very emotional, but at the same time, he knows that Krissy is...

Kanye West Meets Caitlyn Jenner For The First Time

Kim Kardashian told Caitlyn Jenner she looked like 'Kendall's mom' the first time she met her following gender transition. The 34-year-old reality star was shocked by how thin her 65-year-old former stepfather looked on the debut episode of I Am Cait. Kim made the comment when she and her rapper husband Kanye West called in on the transgender celebrity at her Calabasas home. The...

Kylie Jenner Shows Off Her Legs In A Shorts Suit And Killer Heels

She did not exactly look the part of the average grease monkey, but Kylie Jenner still managed to fill up her car's gas tank on Sunday. The 17-year-old reality star seemed to be travelling on her own when she needed to make a pit stop for fuel in the Studio City neighbourhood of Los Angeles. Wearing clothes appropriate to meet her family for a play later, Kylie was clearly overdressed for a gas station. Kylie had her credit card in hand as...

What Obama Is Selling In Ethiopia

Barack Obama on Monday officially begins a two-day visit to Ethiopia, the first-ever trip by a US president to Africa's second-most populous nation and the seat of the African Union. Obama, who flew into a rainy Addis Ababa late on Sunday after a landmark trip to Kenya, his father's birthplace, is to hold talks with the Ethiopian government, a key strategic ally but much criticised for its record on democracy and human rights.

No Governor Got Bailout For Workers’ Salaries – Oshiomhole

Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has said that none of the 36 state governors had received his state’s share of the N713.7bn bailout fund from the Federal Government. The fund is a relief to cash-strapped states, many of which owe workers salaries. Oshiomhole, who disclosed this to journalists shortly after a reception in honour of the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, at Sabongida Ora, in Owan West Local Government Area of the state on...

Why I Am Keeping Quiet — Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has opted to remain silent despite the barrage of questions requiring answers from him by not just newsmen, but Nigerians in general on his handling of the nation’s affairs. Jonathan said he will, for now, rather remain silent. According to his spokesperson while in office, Dr Reuben Abati, the former president has asked him to tell those seeking to speak with him, especially newsmen that he is resting. In an...

No Peace Yet Until Dogara Cuts PDP Ties — APC Group

Some members of the All Progressives Congress’ faction in the House of Representatives known as the Loyalists Group on Sunday denied that the leadership tussle in the legislature was over, contrary to Saturday’s public announcement by key figures of the group. Rather, the lawmakers said there could only be “genuine agreement” on how to achieve peace in the House if the Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, would sever his “unholy ties” with the Peoples Democratic Party members...

PDP Statements Sounds Like A Compendium Of Beer Parlor Gossips And Side Talks – APC

In response to the press release of the PDP on Sunday, APC has hit back at the opposition. The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the PDP as a party cannot provide any worthwhile opposition to the APC-led Federal Government if its spokesman continues to issue convoluted and fustian statements just so that he can be in the news. Today’s statement is the most tortuous yet by the PDP and, honestly, sounds more like a...

Snoop Dogg Arrested In Sweden!

Snoop was arrested in Sweden and he thinks his offense was DWB .. Driving While Black. Snoop says he was snatched out of his car Saturday and it was a clear case of racial profiling. Cops say they arrested Snoop because they thought he was driving under the influence of narcotics, but Snoop says he was taken to the station, forced to pee in a cup and police determined he was clean. The incident occurred...

Soyinka Is More Of A Successful Hunter Than A Political Critic- Obasanjo Re Echoes Opinion

Former president of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has repeated once again that Professor Wole Soyinka is more of a successful aparo (guinea fowl) hunter than a political critic. He repeated it on a programme tagged ‘Book Club’ on Channels. It will be recalled that in his book, My Watch, the former president had said; “For Wole, no one can be good, nor can anything be spot-on politically except that which emanates from him or is ordained...

Senate rule forgery: Buhari won’t stop trial of suspects – Presidency

The Presidency on Sunday said President Muhammadu Buhari would not stop the prosecution of anybody indicted in the report of the Nigeria Police on the forgery of the Senate Standing Order. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this on Sunday in an exclusive interview with one...

Bobbi Kristina Is Dead!

Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's daughter Bobbi Kristina has died at the age of 22. She passed away outside Atlanta in the hospice care facility where she's been since June 24 ... when her family decided to take her off all meds. As we first reported, a specialist had told them there was no chance of recovery. The family says Bobbi Kristina was surrounded by family and, "She is finally at peace in the arms of God." Bobbi Kristina...

Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina dies at 22

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of late superstar Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown, died Sunday at the age of 22. According to a statement released by a representative of the Houston family, “Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away Sunday, July, 26 2015, surrounded...

Ebola: University Of Ilorin To Develop Ebola Vaccine

Vice-Chancellor, University of Ilorin, Prof. Abdulganiyu Ambali says the school’s Ebola Research Committee is working assiduously to develop a vaccine for the Ebola virus. “What is happening is that the committee is just monitoring events; in terms of the vaccine, it will take a while because there are processes that you have to follow before you develop a vaccine,” Ambali disclosed in an interview on Sunday in Abuja. “For example, you have to isolate the virus;...

DSS Probe Of Rivers REC In Order – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has thrown its weight behind the current probe of the State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mrs. Gesila Khan, by the Department of State Security (DSS). The party in a statement by the State Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, berated the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for seeking to stop the DSS from carrying out its constitutional duties because of its well-known dalliance with Mrs. Khan. “By petitioning...

Register For Media Training Sessions At #Springboard2015 Lagos Edition

Courses include: Photography (Kelechi Amadi Obi), Videography & Lighting (Kemi Adetiba), Digital Media (Marcus Singleton), Social Media (Olaolu Ogundeji), Media Enterprise (Olajide Adediran) and Media Law (Genevieve Ike). Date: Monday 27th – Friday 31st July 2015. Venue: LCCI Conference Centre, 10, Nurudeen Olowopo Drive, Beside MKO Abiola Gardens,...

Official: Manchester United Make 5th Signing Of The Transfer Window

Manchester United have completed the signing of Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero. The Argentina international goalkeeper has signed a three-year contract, with the option of a fourth season, after leaving Sampdoria earlier this summer The 28-year-old joins United on a free transfer after leaving Sampdoria earlier this summer and has signed a three-year contract with the option of a fourth season. “I am absolutely delighted to...

‘Man Utd Need A Superstar… But It Won’t Be Ronaldo’ – Van Gaal

The Real Madrid superstar has been heavily linked with a return to Old Trafford in recent weeks but the Dutchman says such a swoop is unlikely, while seeking a 'creative' player   Louis van Gaal says Manchester United need to sign a world-class "creative" player, but insists that Cristiano Ronaldo will not join...

King Sunny Ade Set To Launch Radio Station

King Sunny Ade, popularly known as KSA is set to float a radio station. The radio station which has been under works for years now will start transmission before the end of the year. According to him, the station will be the first music and culture station in Nigeria. It has also been named M&C (Music and Culture) Station. When asked why the commencement of the radio station took so long, the musician said; Whatever is...

INEC National Commissioner, Professor Akinola Salau Dies At 67

 Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) National Commissioner representing South West, Professor Muritala Akinola Salau, is dead! Salau, aged 67, a former Vice Chancellor of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State, died at Turkish Hospital in Abuja during a brief illness on Saturday and was buried according to Islamic rites at the...

Jennifer Lopez Celebrates 46th Birthday With Her Boyfriend, Casper Smart (Photos)

Singer Jennifer Lopez who turned 46 on Friday rocked a cut-out and see-through dress to celebrate on Saturday night with friends at 1OAK in Southampton, New York. J.Lo was spotted holding on tightly to her boyfriend, Casper Smart's hand at the event.

Big Brother Africa 2015 Cancelled!

This year's edition of popular annual reality TV show, Big Brother Africa (BBA), has allegedly been cancelled due to lack of sponsorship as the organizers of the show, Africa Magic and Endemol were unable to get sponsorship for this year’s edition of the show. Anne Sackey, the Manager of Multichoice Ghana,...

Register For Media Training Sessions At #Springboard2015 Lagos Edition

Courses include: Photography (Kelechi Amadi Obi), Videography & Lighting (Kemi Adetiba), Digital Media (Marcus Singleton), Social Media (Olaolu Ogundeji), Media Enterprise (Olajide Adediran) and Media Law (Genevieve Ike). Date: Monday 27th - Friday 31st July 2015. Venue: LCCI Conference Centre, 10, Nurudeen Olowopo Drive, Beside MKO Abiola Gardens, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos Fee: N60,000...

Lessons Buhari Must Learn from Jonathan – Olu Wole Onemola

“I am whatever you say I am. If I wasn't, then why would you say I am… In the paper, the news, everyday I am…” - Eminem On the 1st of October 2010, while the former President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, was inspecting a military parade in commemoration of Nigeria’s 50th independence anniversary, a bomb went off less than one kilometer away from the venue of...

Actor Jnr Pope And Wife Mark First Wedding Anniversary

Nollywood Actor Junior Pope Odowondo and his wife, Jennifer celebrate their first wedding anniversary today, 26th July, 2015.

Car bomb in Turkey kills 2, country steps up anti-terrorism efforts

A car bomb exploded Sunday in southeastern Turkey, killing two soldiers and wounding four other people, officials said. The attack was launched when a vehicle carrying security personnel was ambushed on its way to an emergency call, the Diyarbakir provincial office said.

The Phones No Longer Ring – Dr. Reuben Abati (Complete Text)

As spokesman to President Goodluck Jonathan, my phones rang endlessly and became more than personal navigators within the social space. They defined my entire life; dusk to dawn, all year-round. The phones buzzed non-stop, my email was permanently active; my twitter account received tons of messages per second.  The worst moments were those days when there was a Boko Haram attack virtually every Sunday.      The intrusion into my private life was total as my wife...

CNBC Africa Finally Apologizes to Oby Ezekwesili After Being Unnecessarily Arrogant

CNBC Africa an African television network for Sub-Saharan Africa, launched by CBCN and Africa Business News LTD goofed by referring to Mrs. Arunma Oteh as the first African Woman Vice President of the World Bank. Oby Ezekwesili light-heartedly responded to CNBC Africa’s tweet saying “Google is a friend!”

Kim Kardashian shows off baby bump in see-through jumpsuit

The pregnant reality star put her growing bump on full display in a see-through jumpsuit for an event in Los Angeles yesterday, flanked by her husband.  

EFCC To Probe Amnesty Programme; Summons Kuku, Jonathan’ s

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has begun probing the activities of the Presidential Amnesty Programme and has invited immediate past Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Kingsley Kuku, for questioning on July 28. On his part,...

Barack Obama Lays Wreath At The US Embassy Bombing Memorial

US President Barack Obama on Saturday laid a wreath at the Kenyan capital’s Memorial Park in memory of those killed in the 1998 embassy bombing. He placed the wreath on a holder in front of a wall engraved with the names of the dead and stood for a moment in silence. Around a dozen survivors and National Security Advisor Susan Rice also attended. The scene was quiet except for the sound of a fountain just behind Obama and the distant sound of...

Gov. Aregbesola Explains Why He Can’t Pay State Workers’ Salaries

Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun has once again blamed the failure of his administration to pay workers salaries as at when on the drop in allocations to the state from the Federation Account. Aregbesola said this Friday night during a chat with newsmen on the sidelines of an award to him for service to humanity by Voice of African Women for Human Dignity, an NGO. The award was presented to Aregbesola at Asokoro, Abuja.

Chlorine gas explosion kills 8, injures 101 in Jos

At least eight people have been confirmed dead and 101 others injured following a chemical explosion at the Plateau Water Board treatment plant in Jos, Plateau state capital Saturday morning. Police Public Relations Officer DSP Emmanuel Abu confirmed, according to him, the incident was as a result of chlorine gas explosion from a treatment plant at Water Board. He said a number of persons had been injured in the explosion and were presently receiving treatment at the Plateau Specialist Hospital. “Our anti-bomb...

Nigeria Marks Polio-free Year, Set To Land Certification In 2017

Nigeria marks exactly one year since the last case of polio was recorded in Nigeria. The last reported case was on 24 July, 2014, when a 16-month-old boy from Sumaila local government area of Kano state presented with polio related symptoms. Nigeria is therefore one step closer to achieving the goal of eradicating polio in 2017, and if all pending laboratory investigations return negative in the next few weeks, Nigeria will officially be taken off the list of polio-endemic countries. However, Nigeria...

PDM National Chairman, Bashir Ibrahim, Emerges IPAC Chairman

Bashir Ibrahim, the National Chairman, Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM), has emerged the National Chairman of the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC). Ibrahim polled 14 votes to defeat his closest rival Mr Peter Ameh, the outgoing National Secretary of IPAC, who polled 13 votes in an election conducted on Friday at the INEC National Headquarters in Abuja. In his acceptance speech, Ibrahim promised to build a strong, influential and credible organization similar to other IPACs all over the world. “I will do my best...

What Joda-led Transition Committee Wants Buhari To do Within 60 days In Office

The Ahmed Joda transition committee has outlined a list of prompt, medium and long-term decisions President Muhammadu Buhari must take, or authorise, within 30, 45, 60 and 90 days of taking office, to create immediate impact, reduce government liability, increase revenue and stabilise the polity.

DJ Cuppy Shows Off The Love Of Her Life

DJ Cuppy on Saturday showed off the love of her life and new baby on Instagram. At least she has a new pet to play around with Credit: Instagram

Suarez’s the best player I’ve played with – Gerrard

Ex-Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, in a recent interview with fcbarcelona.com has disclosed that he believes Barça are ‘probably the best team on the planet right now’ He made this assertion 

NASS crisis: Pressure mounts on Lasun to step down

The APC is said to be mounting pressure on the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yusuf Lasun, to step down to allow another zone other than the South-West occupy the position. A step taken as part of the options being considered to end the leadership crisis in the House of Representatives. According to Punch reportage, the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun; the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; his deputy Lasun and the Governor...

Don’t intimidate us with EFCC, PDP senators warn FG

PDP Senators have warned the Federal Government against intimidating them with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), vowing to resist such attempt. A statement on Friday by Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, on behalf of PDP Like Mind Senators read, “As much as we are not against the anti-corruption agencies performing their statutory duties, the invitation by...

Buhari to split NNPC into two …Plans fresh bid round for oil blocks

Muhammadu Buhari has finally revealed what will be the fate of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, saying the national oil company will be divided into two successor entities under his administration. The President, who stated this in an interview with journalists in Washington DC during a four-day visit to the United States, an extract...

New Music Video: Coffee Ft. Wande Coal – Wata Gbemu

Coffee is a British-Nigerian soul and Afro-pop singer, who just release a new video “Wata Gbemu” he featured Wande Coal in this music video. Produced by HKN’s Josh Beatz, Directed by Edith. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ov8LFNM3H8s Credit: Coffee Music

11 Generals Retire From The Nigerian Army

Eleven generals of the Nigerian Army Ordinance Corps in Lagos State were on Friday pulled out of service. NAN reports that the officers were eight Major-Generals and 3 Brigadier-Generals who retired between 2013 and 2015. The Major-Generals includes Manhood Yerima, Abiodun Amao, Olayemi Abidoye, Boniface Azurunwa, Adekunle Martin’s, Christian Ugwu, Bode Ogini and Mashudy Adekanye. The Brigadier-Generals are Kachallah, Godfrey Nwafor and Gabriel Oladipo. In a valedictory speech, Maj.-Gen. Manhood Yerima, former Chief of Training and Operations, Defence Headquarters, expressed appreciation for the...

New Music Video: D’banj Ft. Ice Prince – Salute

The official video Salute is out! D’bang teamed up with Ice Prince Zamani for this lovely video. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRtqHhGnmVI Credit: D'banj Records 

Obama Visits Family In Kenya (Photos)

The president of the United States of America, Barrack Obama, on Friday arrived Kenya, his native home amidst cheers and excitement. Said to be the first sitting US president to visit Kenya, President Obama had a sweet family reunion with the Kenyans, especially with his half-sister...

Nigerian Man Allegedly Tortured To Death In South Africa By Police Officers

A Nigerian man, Nonso Odo, 30, from Amangwu-Nkwerre, Imo State, was allegedly tortured to death by South African Police officers on Thursday, NAN reports. The President of Nigeria Union in South Africa, Ikechukwu Anyene, on Thursday, decried the killing of the Nigerian in Hillbrow, Johannesburg. Mr Emeka Ezinteje, Public Relations Officer of the union, told NAN in Johannesburg that reports indicated that the deceased, who was a barber, fought with a fellow Nigerian...

#AkwaIbom Tribunal Dismisses Motion Against Relocation/Jurisdiction

The application for relocation of the tribunal to Uyo has been dismissed in its entirety based on security implication which support the provision in Paragraph 20(2) of the First Schedule to the Electoral Act which harps on accessibility. Chairman of the Akwa Ibom Governorship Election Tribunal, Justice Umar Sadiq dismissed  Udom Emmanuel's application, while tagging other demand by Udom's counsel as academic been overtaken by events. The application for relocation of...

“Don’t Blame Us For Not Funding Murderers And Rapists In The Nigerian Military” – American Senator Replies President Buhari

Patrick Leahy, the American Senator who sponsored the famed Leahy Law says President Muhammadu Buhari should not blame the United States for not supporting the Nigerian Army. The Leahy amendment prohibits the US State Department and the Department of Defence from providing military assistance to foreign military units that violate human rights. Nigeria’s military has been accused of alleged human rights crimes in its war against Boko Haram, hence the United States had refused to assist...

Guys And Gentlemen Read Through This To Find Out 52 Amazing Secrets, Thank Us Later

52 Deadly Ways to Make your woman see you as the only thing that could be her taste of Heaven On Earth with your love, care and attention. 1. Make her cum daily. 2. Compliment her genuinely. 3. Leave a candy and a blank cheque for her to find. 4. Kiss her for At least, 8 seconds. 5. Hold her hands. 6. Whisper sweet words in her ear. 7. Caress her—she loves to feel your gentle touch. 8. Appreciate her for the things she does...

“I Have No Close Friend In The Nollywood Industry” – Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

Many movie fans might be shocked to learn that, although she is quite popular among her colleagues, star actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has no friend in Nollywood. The actress revealed this much about her relationship with her fellow thespians in a new interview with entertainment reporter Chux Ohai. She said: “I don’t have close friends in Nollywood. Everybody is my colleague. Maybe it is because I live very far way from so many people in the...

EFCC Invites Kingsley Kuku Over Alleged Embezzlement Of Amnesty Funds

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC have invited the former special adviser on Niger Delta matters to ex President Jonathan, Kingsley Kuku, over allegations of embezzlement of hundreds of millions of Naira meant for amnesty programme. Mr Kuku alongside two of his aides are expected to be at the headquarters of the anti-graft agency on July 28th. The EFCC had on July 22nd invited and interrogated a former special assistant to President Jonathan on Schools and...

Girl Refuses Marriage Proposal From Her Boyfriend Who Showed Up In A 20 Car Convoy

A lover boy went out of his way to plan a great proposal to the woman he loves. He arrived with a fleet of 20 sports cars and a bouquet of flowers, His mission was to propose to TV dating show contestant Peng Yang, 27, in Shenzhen, southern China. However,  Peng walked off in embarrassment leaving him posing on one knee. The embarrassment was epic. The man hired the fleet of cars, which included...

Fashion Designer Arrested For Touching Models Inappropriately

An Australian fashion designer has been arrested and charged with five counts of assault following allegations he groped, harassed and exploited young female models. It was reported in June that dozens of aspiring models had rallied together to expose the degrading treatment they experienced at the hands of the 31-year-old club promoter and would-be fashion designer, Shardz Hourani. See Photo of one of his numerous touching body below... Photos of female models being man-handled by Hourani during a swimwear...

Kim Kardashian Slams The Cops, Accuses Them Of Covering Up Murder

Kim Kardashian has joined the bevy of celebrities who are adding their voices to the campaign on twitter, demanding answers to the bizarre story of the 28 year old Chicago woman Sandra Bland who died in jail after she was taken into police custody. Kim took to her page hours ago to voice her own concerns, and she agreed, too, alongside many other voices, that there seems to be a ‘massive cover up’ in the...

I Was Under Pressure To Convene Meeting – Tompolo

LEADER of the defunct Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger-Delta, MEND, High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo, explained, Friday, that he summoned Saturday’s meeting the of the militant group in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, because of the overpowering pressure mounted on him and other MEND leaders by ex-agitators and other beneficiaries of the Amnesty Programme. Tompolo confirmed there was apprehension in Ijaw land over the continued delay by the Federal Government in paying monthly stipends to...

Kylie Jenner Meets With Caitlyn For The First Time

But after their initial video chat, the 17-year-old took the next step and went over to the Olympian's house for a surprise visit. A new clip from Caitlyn's upcoming docu-series I Am Cait was released on Today on Friday ahead of the show's premiere on Sunday, and captured the tender first face-to-face meeting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQefzcSjrSY Read More: dailymail.co.uk

We Won’t Run To APC – Ekiti PDP Exco

Aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party’s State Working Committee on Friday denied rumours that they were planning to defect to the All Progressives Congress because of Governor Ayodele Fayose. The Acting Chairman, Mr Tunde Olatunde, who spoke on behalf of the 51 members of State Executive Committee and 11 of the 14 SWC to deny the report, however, admitted that there were issues to be resolved with the governor. The SWC recently suspended the Chairman...

WWE Terminates Its Contract With Terry Bollea Aka Hulk Hogan

The WWE is cutting all ties with wrestling legend Hulk Hogan ... after finding out about him angrily using the n-word to describe someone who was dating his daughter. Our sources say the WWE fired Hogan after learning of a transcript of comments made on his sex tape. Hogan is in the middle of a lawsuit over the tape ... and the n-word remarks are expected to come out once the trial begins later this year. Read...

#Pausibility: Of Superman, Spider men and Amnesty. – Adebayo Coker

The visit of the Nigerian President to the United States of America has shown that we have a remarkable leader whose personal integrity is a fiat money to be expended in taking us out of the quagmire of corruption and ignominy in the comity of nations that we have been plunged into by past leaders. The hoisting of both the Nigerian and the American flags in honor of this unblemished...

Buhari Restricts Use Of Presidential Aircraft By Wife, Aides

President Muhammadu Buhari has restricted the use of aircraft in the presidential fleet by his wife, Hajiya Aisha, and relations. It was learnt that some members of the First Family will now use commercial flight, unless it becomes compelling for them to fly in presidential aircraft. Apart from saving cost, the President is said to be determined...

Ex SEC DG, Arunma Oteh Appointed VP And Treasurer Of The World Bank

Former DG of the Security and Exchange Commission, Ms Arunma Oteh has been appointed the Vice President and Treasurer of the World Bank. Congrats to her.

I Did Not Indict US Over Boko Haram, Says Pres. Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said there was no truth in claims in  the local and international media that he accused or indicted the United States Government of helping the terrorist group, Boko Haram. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President described the reports as widely off mark. He described the reports as unfortunate misinterpretation and distortion of his remarks at the United States Institute of Peace during...

3,000 Ghost Police Pensioners Uncovered In The Police Pension Scheme

The Director-General of the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD), Nellie Mayshak, has said  3,000 ghost pensioners in the police pension scheme has been uncovered. The DG made the disclosure at a two-day sensitisation workshop in Abuja on Thursday, saying, “when PTAD was first given the police pensions payroll, it contained 18,000 pensioners which we thought were all genuine. “But when we went around the states to verify, we discovered that there were 15,000 pensioners in the police. “If we had not made...

DA Music Room Hosts Denim Party And Show Premiere #TheDenimParty

  IMBUE ENT invites young, trendy, music and fun lovers to Da Music Room's first ever denim party for the premiere of its Christian TV and lifestyle show with hosts, Koloboi, IB and DJ Ernesty!   The Denim Party will take place on Sat The 25th of July, 2015. The Red Carpet will commence at 4:30 PM at THE BANK! The denim party will also feature top celebrities, games, competitions and amazing prizes to be won! Follow the conversation on Twitter @DaMusicRoom with the...

Mosquirix; World’s First Malaria Vaccine Gets Approval

The world first ever malaria vaccine has just been approved for use in Africa by the European Medicines Agency, after assessing its safety and effectiveness. The vaccine, Mosquirix, also called the 

Kim Kardashian Looks Smoking Hot In New Photoshoot As Hype Energy’s New Ambassador

   Nobody does photo shoots like Kim Kardashian And the 34-year-old reality star has pulled yet another stunning set of images out of the bag with her latest offering. The reality star, in pictures taken before she announced her second pregnancy, rocks a number of sexy looks in a shoot for energy drink company, Hype

‘Boko Haram Still In Control Of Sambisa, 5 LGs’ – Yobe And Borno Governors Say..

Governors Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State and Ibrahim Shettima of Borno say Boko Haram militants are still in control of Sambisa forest, as well as five local government areas in both states. The governors said this during the National Economic Council meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday July 23rd. The governors called for increased military actions in their states.

NNPC Is The Engine Room Of Corruption In Nigeria — Saraki

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, described the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation as the engine room of corruption, lamenting that none of the perpetrators of illegal deals in the corporation had so far been apprehended and brought to justice. He, therefore, challenged the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress to assist the Federal Government to fight corruption by encouraging their members in the oil and gas sector to expose those behind subsidy scam in the country. Saraki...

Why Social Security in Nigeria Will be Dead on Arrival – @Lanre_Olagunju

It is unarguable that the topmost responsibility of every government is to provide security and cater for the welfare of its people; but good governance is also essentially about using cost effective and sustainable strategies to get result that translates into better living conditions for citizens. The All Progressives Congress gained tangible popularity with many of its mouth watering promises that bothered many economic analysts, including unrepentant optimists who strongly and openly supported the APC presidential campaign. It is...

We Have Not Received Bailout Funds Promised By Pres. Buhari, Governors Cry Out

36 state governors cried out, yesterday, over the worsening economic condition in the country and the failure of the Federal Government to give them the bailout funds promised by President Muhammadu Buhari. The governors at their meeting which started Wednesday night and ended in the early hours of yesterday, complained that the comprehensive relief package designed by the Federal Government to salvage the economic crisis of the states was yet to be given to them. The governors also expressed concern over...

Gunman Kills 2 People And Injures 7 In A Louisiana Movie Theatre

A 58 year old white gunman opened fire on movie goers last night in a Louisiana movie theater, killing 3 people, including himself and injuring as many as 7 people, some of whom are in critical condition, a police official said. City Marshal Brian Pope said that the gunman opened fire at the Grand Theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana where people were watching the comedy, 'Trainwreck' before turning the gun on himself. No one knows his motive for the shooting yet....

I Am Not Involved In Plot To Shoot Lil Wayne – Birdman

Birdman's finally breaking his silence on the Lil Wayne shooting, and despite police docs tying him and Young Thug to the suspect -- he's denying ANY involvement in a murder-for-hire plot. Sources close to Wayne and Birdman confirm to TMZ what police docs insinuated ... that Birdman got a phone call on April 26, shortly after the bus was shot up in Atlanta. As we reported, police knew the call was placed between 2 phones registered to Birdman. We're told...

Kylie Jenner Gets Surprise High School Graduation Party

Kylie Jenner officially graduated high school earlier this month. And on Thursday, her famous family and friends surprised the 17-year-old reality star with a party in honor of her latest milestone as seen on her Snapchat and Instagram accounts. In attendance were Kylie's rapper boyfriend Tyga and her famous sisters Kendall Jenner, Kim and Khloe Kardashian, who was joined by rumoured new beau James Harden as well.  

What Tompolo, MEND Leaders Will Discuss As They Regroup In Bayelsa

LEADER of the defunct Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger-Delta, MEND and High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo, yesterday, summoned commanders and leaders of the various wings of the militant group to an emergency meeting, tomorrow in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. He did not state agenda of the meeting, but Tompolo, who is the Ibe-Ebidouwei of Ijaw nation, in the invitation, said the meeting, which will hold at Izon House, Yenagoa, was important. His words, “My...