Omojuwa.com’s Blogger receives death threats over a tweet: Nigeria’s politics of blood

Published:29 Jan, 2013

A Nigerian blogger @zebbook on Twitter, had in the wake of the Nigerian government’s predictable reaction to citizens who in anyway pick holes in the mess that is their style of governance, had tweeted thus “If Jesus criticizes Jonathan’s govt, Maku/Abati/Okupe will say he slept with Mary Madgalene.” This tweet was a direct response to the Goodluck Jonathan led government’s reaction to a lecture delivered by former World Bank Vice President (Africa) Oby Ezekwesili where she highlighted the extent of waste and corruption under the administration. The government in reacting called her out and was just short of calling her a thief. This reaction is nothing new as it is the modus operandi of a system that obsessively refuses to take corrections to better itself.

The uproar generated by @zebbook ‘s tweet is well documented but it has since gone out of control. He has been receiving death threats and a caller actually read out his address to him saying they’d come kill him. It has to be said that the tweet was just another tweet until a politician Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, a constant target and an obsession of the Jonathan government retweeted same. If you are not a Nigerian you’d wonder how this could become a controversy but in Nigeria people get killed for their religious beliefs. Three different numbers have since called to threaten @zebbook and his family. The calls were made yesterday and continued today with the calls now made through “private numbers.” We will get to the root of this.

As I speak, @zebbook has been chased from his house even as Nigeria’s dirty bloody politics gets even bloodier. His tweet was saying anyone, no matter how highly placed or clean would be derided, cursed and abused if the person ever seeks to correct the style of governance and gargantuan state of corruption under the Jonathan administration. This is why @zebbook ‘s life is in danger and is the reason why freedom and liberty remain under threat in Nigeria’s democratic caricature.

A report has been made to the police.

  • Gafar Titilope

    Better the details of the perpetrators are revealed to the whole world immediately.
    So sad when people react out of ignorance could react so far by not getting the contextual meaning of a tweet before spitting fire.
    God help Nigeria.

  • sure

    So sad it has come to this be it that I am not suprised though. As much as I support religious tolerance I was against such tweet and retweet plus indomitable voltrons that emanated because it does not promote religious tolerance in any way in a country of volatility hitherto practising blasphemy law(section204 of Nigerian criminal Code). The truth is that even a true muslim will not tweet or retweet that about jesus and this can cause confusion anywhere so let no one call nigeria or government. Let us forget since those accused have apologised to the offended. The voltrons should continue from where they quit on such analogy if they feel its cool.

  • Osa

    NCC forced us to register our SIM cards, so finding the people threatening @zebbook shouldnt be rocket science. Omojuwa.com now has the onus to expose that person, you blew the whistle except its a false alarm!

  • Samson

    Let tell him about our Lord n savior Jesus christ,Jesus came for the sinner not for d save. Jesus d same today n forever.

  • Slim

    Kai!!! Nigeria is far from becoming a United Nation…see how we have all turned this into religion. Haba!

  • Emma

    I wonder why Nigerians, at the slightest opportunity resort to name calling and mud-slinging. Someone is raising alarm about threat to life and some people are saying it is a lie. How do you want to prove it’s true; if he’s killed?

    Let’s shout and ensure the young man’s life and dream is not cut short instead of looking for whom to insult.
    If however, it is a false alarm aimed at whipping up public sentiments, then I think they’re no better than the people they’re criticising.

    In conclusion, let he who is in position to protect the young man’s life do so immediately.

  • Khomo

    At times I wonder if we are truly educated in this country and when are we going to stop this hypocrisy.. @Zeebook’s comment was just a parody , if he commited a sin according to u lot leave him and his God , …Why the threat ?

  • Mitchell

    Why are christians turning the tweet into a religious issue? Shey you see how crises start? The blogger I suppose only meant to show the extreme means the Nigerian government would go to tarnish the image or reputation of anyone who criticizes it. Even the untarnishable reputation of Jesus Christ. Do we really need to have this explained to us? Are we not all adults here? Please we should not develop the unreasonable sensitivities that have been the cause of many a religious crisis in this country.

  • Ashdale

    I imagine how people are going far in this matter. How can we progress when we only see through the eyes of religion.
    We voted base on religion and we have and still suffering from the consequences of our blindness and mediocrity.
    When it comes to religion matter, we throw away our sense of reasoning and pull on the zombie mode.
    Wake up from your slumber and live a life that is free from man-made rule and rituals. Stop playing God.
    And for @zebbook, he will overcome this challenge, he is protected not by man but by Him who made him.

  • amon

    Are u guys serious?? I thought we were talking about how terrible the government is and yall have let your minds get carried away by unecessary issues as usual!! FREEDOM OF SPEECH! The simply tried to make a point that made a lot of sense, its just grammar if he did that by using the mary magdalene vibe to it! I can’t believe some wld even suggest dat mallam rufai retweeted based on “religious sentiments” come on guys!
    You don’t have any clue how serious this is, it simply means we will all die in silence one day because the government will shut us up by any means necessary!! We must do everything to preserve our basic human rights.
    This should tell you what kind of government we are practicing.. Its WARLORD politics.. Go read about warlord politics and Weak african states maybe you will understand how bad things have gone!

  • MFusman

    Jesus Christ or Prophet Muhammad will not react the way we do as Muslims or Christians when we percieve they’ve insulted by the same or opposing believer. Shame on us as Christians and Muslims alike.

  • Victor

    What we do let us always show consideration,sensitivity and repect.Freedom of speech is not a licence to act irresponsibly.

  • chris

    I have tried to refrain from commenting on this issue I have keenly and carefully followed since yesterday. Firstly,let me state that some of us using the new media holds bloggers and “New Nigeria Activist” in high esteem and does not expect @zeebook to make school boy error he committed with his tweet. Weather you guys call it freedom of speech,politics,english,grammar, sarcasm,humor or whatever meaning or nomenclature you want it to connote,the truth must be said and let “call a spade,a spade”,the name Jesus is not meant to be used in any other form than for pious event or situation. Having said this,and in as much I don’t support what @zeebook action in this situation,death threat is not a justification for his blushes. Moreover,all the parties had apologized and to err is human. The scripture does not support any form of killing or threat.

  • @slyman43

    Wat shame,wat a country,wat a generation we find ourselves.cry d beloved country Nigeria..

  • Umar

    Whoever is behind this evil acts should please continue, a time would come when the rabbit would be pursuing the dog and the dog pursuing the hunter! As for my darling @zebbook, thou shall nt die but live. Ma beru, omo Akin ko gbudo sojo. Believe this, the Lord would protect his own people.

  • Staar

    For aa while, I was wondering what all these was all about? We are over sensitive in this country when we talk religion. So many peeps are fanatics but are yet to realize. I am a christian and I don’t see how Bukola insulted Jesus. Okay, Mallam Elrufai retweeted it, so what? One thing for sure, we are very shallow minded in thit country…… Then we tell ourselves that one religion is supreme to the other. Your ‘religion’ should be your way of life, check yourselves. We all know that this present government will do anything to turn citizens of this country to ‘dundi’ so to speak.

  • Revolution

    Murderous mob mentality in action.

  • amon

    How do you fight for God?? Who’s business is it how God decides to judge?? We often seem to forget that fact! The issue on ground is someone got a death threat for speaking his mind. We are getting to the point of total collapse!a Warlord Government wiLl weaken every apparatus that may threaten their existence..
    Maybe some bored guys somewhere are just playing pranks, u never know..
    Every simcard that works must have been registered so there shldnt be a problem whether the numbers were hidden or not!

  • azed

    Obasanjo once said that this nation will still be corrupt even if she’s being ruled by Jesus. I’m very sure he wasn’t drunk when he said that

  • Chuxie

    No educated n “sensible” person(coz sm pple are educated but foolish) would take dat tweet as a religious blasphemy of any tut. It simply relays a message is clear…why can’t pple jst grow up and read in btwn D lines. Is it bcoz a knwn muslim Retweeted? I’m sure there wud have bn many others who Did same. May the cries Of Nigerians for equity and Justice not be in vain as we speak up against Injustice in the country.

  • Sinzu

    I am amazed by how nigerians think… So because El-rufai retweeted the tweet, we got so much uproar!! Even Jesus used parables in the bible. I am ashame for my people! Get religion out of ur head and let’s unite and fight dis Govt, if not for urselves, think about ur children

  • Foluke

    This has been taken way out of proportion. I’m also a Christian and I don’t see anything wrong with the statement. Sometimes we the citizens are our own greatest enemies cos we time and again give this heartless government the tools to use against us. If indeed he was wrong about what he said or how he said it, leave him to the only righteous judge that exists, God. Many of us are guilty of the crime we accuse him of,no one is completely pure so why do you want to add more to your sins by killing him or his family members? Is that not hypocrisy in it self?

  • Jim Hines

    Freedom of speech does not protect you from the consequences of saying stupid shit.

  • kel

    Let’s not play down the religious porosity of our dear country Nigeria. If you’ve ever lived in the north and i mean Kaduna and Jos specifically where i lived until the crisis got bloodier, you will understand that if it was a Christian that retweeted and laughed at an unwarranted comparison the way Elrufai did in the name of a joke by a young nigerian blogger who obviously does not know his left from his right, it would not just have been death threats, we would have actually counted more dead bodies than the number of threats @zebbook has received. One would have expected that Elrufai councels the young man about using such a comparison. The first time i see muslims apologizing to christians on Elrufai’s wall for Elrufai’s misdemeanor. I also feel personally insulted when Elrufai’s voltrons insult the intelligence of Nigerians by saying we missed the joke directed at Jonathan and his government. Many of us can read and write and we know the import of Zebbook’s tweet, we only find it distasteful to use the name Jesus in the manner it was used. Why will an old man retweet and laugh “LWKMD’ at such? He should have stood his ground as he is wont to do and say he does not owe anyone any apology. @zebbook himself tweeted an unapologetic ‘no apology’ to everybody that felt offended by his tweet, 24 hours later he renders an apology, shuts down his twitter account and is now in hiding. Elrufai himself renders an apology and less than 24hours later, he is still spewing rubbish. The fixation on Jonathan and his government by the opposition should not make us insensitive to others who are of a separate faith. I hope we all learn from this incidence and put it behind us as we learn to detach religion & activism from politics. My little 2 cents.

  • ahmed tanko

    Are the threats coming from Govt agents or Christian Terrorists/Extremists? Anyway it is the responsibility of FGN to protect Nigerian Citizens,wherever.

  • http://gru.org Guru.

    Your plans are beginning back-fire. “A root will spring up from the south, and anyone that stands against it shall wither”!

  • ade

    I often wonder if the way we carry on abt religion is d way we act individually, will dis country nt be a better place?? Since when did we get the authority to fight God’s battles or be d ruler and judge of God’s affairs??? Is God too small dat He needs us to defend His honor?? I am shocked! to think that a young man’s life will be threatened over exercising his right to freedom of speech!!!

    To those who have called and threatened @zebbok, except u want the wrath of God to descend on u and ur generations, u will take whatever religious prejudice u have and shove it down ur throats..

    What is wrong with us?? If u feel as a person @zebbok has insulted ur religious sensitivity, why not just hit ur unfollow button or block such person?? If we can’t respect each other’s freedom/rights, what’s all d clamor about?

    I am a christian and I am appalled @ d way some of my brethren interprete/twist words in d name of being religious .. U want to pick a cause, pick a noble one, nt one dat is mundane and senseless and certainly not one u have no bizness with…

    That anyone can even justify threatening @zebbok for his tweets , in my own opinion, whoever did dat is a big FOOL(s).. So u think the God u want to protect HIS honor will applaud u for killing ?? Bera have a rethink..

  • opeyemi

    Some comment above shows dat some pple are moron are dis show hw foolish some can be. Somebody try to express himself on hw desperate dis present govt cud go to attack whosoever questions his government….. @zeebook said “IF” which is a conditional clause and he used Jesus simply bcos he is a christian. I don’t get the reason y somepple are attacking him 4 using jesus. Don’t we make reference to Jesus christ in our dealing? Most of us here even Swear with d bible in Vain. I, as a person knows d guy is safe and surely nothing will happen to him. Thank god dis foolish country call nigeria expires Jan 1, 2014. We shall all go our different ways.

  • Justus

    zebbook or whatsoever he calls himself wanted popularity on twitter. Twitter has become a place to criticise the govt, copy omojuwa or el-rufai and you gain followers. He claims to be an activist why is he on the run. Next time he will behave. Hope the mother does not develop high blood pressure cos someone wanted fame on social media.

  • amon

    Nigerians, you gotta love us, very funny people, but I sometimes wonder if there’s any intelligence left in our heads.. I wonder.. If I pick up a crucifix and drop it in a furnace or burn the bible, would I die on the spot?? Do stuff like that really matter to God?? Its the same blood we have the veins of religious extremist that we have in people who are so unecessarily concerned about using Jesus name..I’m a christian.. And I dnt care wat the guy said about jesus because that’s not the issue and it will never be an issue because I could never notice something so irrelevant!!
    So what @zeebook wanted some popularity? That’s his problem , but the bottom line is that he made a very vital point some of yall have failed to notice!! Too blinded by religion that the RELIGION THAT IS SUPPOSED TO SET YOU FREE HAS BECOME A BONDAGE MADE OUT YOUR SHALLOW MINDS! I will not go about cussing and fussing bout irrelevant issues but I think we all need to think more often!!
    @zeebook should retreat does not mean he is running away, he’ll come back stronger and we will joing our vpices with his and change this country!!! This is proof that something can be done on twitter! Do you have any idea how much we say to the world? They know what we are going through so when our government people Go abroad telling lies at them interviews the world knows!! They do! Its our fight!

  • tobiloba

    The question is must you abuse someone before correcting him/her? Must you play politics with social network? Omojuwa and El- rufai, u guys should grow up. Give constructive criticisms not destructive ones and stop using foul language

  • http://facebook.com Obi

    When i saw it on facebook i didnt belived it bcoz i know muslims love and respect JESUS as their prophet. Plz we should be senceable in our doings

  • ekene uche

    A lot of twitter muscle flexing has been on ever since this story broke with a lot of accusations and counter accusations. To begin with,Nigerians are a sensitive and emotional people who in the flicker of an eye,can exhibit behaviours that wouldn’t normally be expected.
    2ndly,communication,written or verbal,connotes different things to people,ie,understanding. A single sentence can represent different things to people.
    Thus,I think on twitter,everyone has a responsibility to tweet responsibly.Or be ready to face the storm that might arise from the interpretation of a tweet. As a christain too,I ordinarily would not take offence with the tweet cos he was drawing an analogy,but that’s me. How about the remaining 150million people?
    Me thinks it was just a harmless tweet that went sour given the touchy and unpredictable nature of Nigerians,esp when it relates to religion! For a moment I am forced to wonder,what if it had been Mohammed instead of Jesus? Would it be like this or something much worse?
    Finally,it hasn’t gotten to a point where the tweeter should be threatened,God fights his battle,@least as a christain that’s what I believe! He needs no helper for that.
    As I said earlier,tweet or Retweet responsibly!!! Prevention till today still beats the hell out of cure!

  • alistair

    Naija social media get enough hypocrites, even oyinbo go tell u such analogue go cause wahala for a country like Nigerians, Nigerians wey suppose know better dey yarn opata like say dem come back from north pole. El rufai are u a learner? For the tweet and Rt to reach dis kain
    Kasala, Wetin we dey call for baba ijebu na 2-sure and for pool na sure banker. Dem dey tell u say our country na 1 of d most dangerous places to live, dat tweet na 2 test if na true? Abeg make nothing happen to people wey don apologise 2 people dem annoy na I’m be our prayer and everybody go find beta work do. Oya! Commot here jare!

  • Meldrick

    That’s a lie. He’s just looking for cheap popularity. Nobody sent him death threat.

  • http://www.madekreations.com M’ADE

    #GBAM. I CAN REMEMBER WHEN HE SAID THAT, ISN’T IT OBVIOUS THAT APART FROM MANY UNEDUCATED AND UN-INTELLIGENT TROOPS WE HAVE IN NIGERIA, MANY OF THESE PEOPLE THREATEN THE ‘GOOD’ ARE ONLY FIGHTING UNDER DISGUISE OF RELIGION AND THE REST WHO FOLLOWED DIDNT EVEN SEE THE SAID TWEET….. I AM SO SAD FOR THIS COUNTRY

  • http://www.madekreations.com M’ADE

    IS THAT YOUR LIL WAY OF COMPREHENDING?

  • Andie Torgbenda

    This is a clear case of usin 1 stone 2 kill 2 birds n d joy of blamin it on someone else is another incentive. Elrufai just saw a perfect opportunity 2 insult d supposed Jonathanians n christians, he took it with joy. Thank God u’re showin ur true colours now, if d tweet had made jest of prophet Muhamed will u’ve retweeted it? Let d SUPPOSED mega party make a mistake by presentin u in 2015 n get outright rejection, we can’t allow a religious fanatic 2 lead this country again. Guess its just Ribadu now, u better kiss politics goodbye!

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A fresh crisis has hit the people’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State, despite the congresses conducted by the party last week in the state that produced a new chairman in Prince Ken Emeakayi. The Chief Ejike Oguebego faction came up with a subsisting court order Friday, given by the federal High court in Portharcourt in 2013, declaring that status quo antebellum be maintained pending the hearing and determination of the substantive matter. Also, the...

Maiduguri Bomb Blast: What Really Happened

Witnesses have given accounts of the deadly bomb blast that rocked a grocery market in Maiduguri on Friday morning. Five people were reportedly killed and several others injured in a suicide bomb attack at a crowded earlier morning grocery market in the Borno State capital on Friday. According to a member of the youth vigilante group, who spoke under condition of anonymity, the attack happened at 6:30 am (local time) when most people were still...

Nigeria Assumes Presidency Of UN Security Council

Nigeria has taken over the leadership of the United Nations Security council, a monthly rotational presidency that member countries share. A statement by the head of Media 1, Tope Adeleye Elias-Fatile, permanent mission of Nigeria to the United Nations said the position starts running from the 3rd of August 2015. It will be an opportunity to highlight what the country is doing at the highest level of international engagements. Credit: 

Chadian Army Kills Over 100 Militants In Anti-Boko Haram Operation

At least 100 jihadist fighters have been killed in an operation against Boko Haram Islamists holed up on the islands of Lake Chad, the Chadian army said in a statement Friday. "117 terrorists have been killed, two Chadian soldiers died and two others were wounded" in the operation against the Nigeria-based movement, which began two weeks ago, army spokesman Colonel Azem Bermendoa Agouna said. "For two weeks, Boko Haram terrorists have been trying to...

Beijing To Host 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing was selected Friday to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city awarded both the winter and summer games. Beijing narrowly defeated Almaty, Kazakhstan, in a vote of the International Olympic Committee. The vote was surprisingly close: 44-40. The Chinese capital, which hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics, came in to the vote as the strong favorite, despite its...

News Alert !! Missing Malaysian Air Boeing 777 Debris Found

  As reported by AFP ............ More details to follow later

Senator Bukola Saraki: At A Time Like This! By Olalekan Waheed Adigun

Since the inauguration of the 8th Nation Assembly on 9 June, 2015 many, including me, have offered several views on the causes and possible solutions to the crisis. Like most Nigerians, I want this to come to an end; the only difference is the “how?” I have made it clear in my previous articles on this matter that I am not, and will never be, in support of hooliganism, thuggery or corrupting, that appears to characterise...

‘I Will Keep Attacking You For Being Gay ‘, – Ultra Orthodox Jew Who Stabbed 6 Yesterday At Jerusalem Gay Pride March

An Orthodox Jewish assailant stabbed and wounded six participants in the annual Gay Pride march in Jerusalem on Thursday, police said. Yishai Shlissel spent 10 years in jail for a similar attack a decade ago when three marchers were wounded. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned 'as a most serious incident' what was the worst attack in years on the event in Jerusalem, a city where the religious population is more prominent than in other parts of...

Reuben Abati’s Rough Road to Redemption – Gimba Kakanda’s bloody rejoinder to Dr. Abati’s “My phones no longer ring” piece

Oblivion is a scary place. And for all who walked in the corridors of power and had enjoyed a reign expected to last longer, an abrupt end would surely be remembered with a painful nostalgia. Such pain must be the inspiration for Reuben Abati's first engagement with the media after leaving office, in a widely shared and contested account of his inglorious stint as Spokesman to President Goodluck Jonathan from 2011 to 2015 The story of Abati is, in the briefest summary, that...

NIMASA Boss, Akpobolokemi Arrested By EFCC

Former boss of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency NIMASA, Patrick Ziakede Akpobolokemi, who was sacked two weeks ago by President Buhari was arrested by EFCC officials yesterday July 30th. According to a NIMASA official who revealed this to Premium Times, Akpobolokemi was arrested yesterday morning at about 10am over allegations of misappropriation of funds during his tenure as the DG of the maritime agency “He was taken in this morning around 10 a.m. Some...

Drake, Fans Laugh Off Meek Mill’s Diss Reply, ‘Wanna Know’

Mill’s “Wanna Know,” his highly anticipated response to Drake’s diss raps, was slammed online. Mill maintains his stance that Drake does not write his songs, and makes specific reference to Drake’s “Know Yourself,” even playing audio of another rapper demoing a verse that includes a trademark Drake lyric, “Runnin’ through the six with my woes.”

I Headed A Military That Lacked Equipments & Motivation To Fight – Badeh

Immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh has confessed that when he assumed office as the CDS, he headed a armed forces that lacked the relevant equipment and motivation to fight an enemy (Boko Haram terrorists) that was invisible and embedded with the local populace. Badeh made the confession just as he pointed out that the decision of certain countries, to deny Nigeria weapons to prosecute the war against Boko Haram, added...

Reasons Why You Must Be On Twitter By M. Malumfashi

Twitter, a social media platform developed in 2006 and has now reached over 300m 'active' users with may be up to 1 billion accounts. At this digital age, with over 3 billion people said to be users of the Internet (almost half of the entire world). Nigeria represent about 2.5% of that figure making it the most Internet-using nation in Africa. According to NCC Internet users stood at nothing less than 88m, that's about 40% of our...

Unmasking Barack Obama’s Light Up Africa Project By Tony Ademiluyi

In 2013, United States President Barack Obama launched the Power Africa project with much fanfare in Cape Town in South Africa. The ambitious project is a $7 billion one handled by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) with the goal to double electricity access in sub-Saharan Africa over the next five years. In his words ‘The program would provide light where currently there is darkness and the energy needed to lift people out of poverty.’...

Caitlyn Jenner Nominated For Social Media Queen At Teen Choice Awards

The 65-year-old transgender star has been nominated at the upcoming Teen Choice Awards for Social Media Queen. Caitlyn goes up against Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Selena Gomez, and Taylor Swift in the same category. Upon the announcement Caitlyn tweeted: 'And to think I wouldn't have qualified for this nom a few months ago... What an...

Nigerian Army Rescues 71 From Boko Haram

Nigerian soldiers rescued 71 people, almost all girls and women, in firefights that killed many Boko Haram militants in villages near the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the military said Thursday. Some captives told The Associated Press they were in the clutches of the Islamic extremists for as long as a year. "I was waiting for death ... they often threatened to kill us," said Yagana Kyari, a woman in her 20s who said she had...

Dear Obama: Corruption Isn’t Just Africa’s Problem By Howard W. French

r an American president celebrated by many of his listeners as a returning native son, Barack Obama’s recent speech in a Nairobi stadium was a strange way to promote what he called an Africa “on the move.” Yes, there were plenty of feel-good moments in Nairobi, where a smiling Obama dined with family, dropped occasional phrases in Swahili, and danced with an easy grace to African rhythms before the cameras. It all thoroughly charmed an audience...

House Leadership: S’East Reps Grumble Over Exclusion

THE two All Progressives Congress members of the House of Representatives from the South-East geopolitical zone on Tuesday grumbled over their alleged exclusion from the House leadership positions by the party caucus. The South-East Reps rejected the argument that they were first-timers hence not qualified to hold principal office in the lower federal chamber. They argued that the Senate Minority Leader, ex-Akwa Ibom State Governor, Godswill Akpabio, was also a fresh member of the upper...

Amber Rose Raises White Flag, Intends To Make Amends With The Kardashians

Amber Rose is ready to "have a conversation" with Kylie Jenner and Khloe Kardashian after a Twitter feud erupted when the 31-year-old model slammed Jenner for her relationship with 25-year-old rapper Tyga, the ex to her friend, Blac Chyna. The drama began in February when Rose spoke to Power 105.1'sThe Breakfast Club. "She's a baby, she needs to go to bed at 7 o'clock and relax," she said of Jenner. "That's ridiculous. should...

Bomb Explosion Rocks Maiduguri Market

Explosion has rocked Gamboru market by Customs bridge in the heart of Maiduguri claiming many lives. Eye witness told our reporter that the explosion went off Friday morning near the parking area of tricycle operators know as Keke NAPEP in the market. The scene is said to be strewn with bodies of victims of the blast. Detail Later...

Meek Mill Releases His First Diss Track At Drake, ‘Wanna Know’

Meek Mill has finally broken his silence and released a diss track aimed at Drake. Meek's "Wanna Know" was premiered on Hot 97 last night.'Wanna Know' features production from Jahlil Beats who flipped the entrance music from wrestler 'The Undertaker' for the backdrop. The song also includes a snippet of one of Quentin Miller's reference tracks for Drake and Meek adlibs, "Milli Vanilli ass nigga!" Elsewhere in "Wanna Know" the Philly rapper...

Explosion Kills Many In Maiduguri Bus Station

A bomb explosion has rocked a crowded motor park in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, residents and security operatives have said. The incident occurred at a busy location where tricycles pick passengers, and may have killed dozens and injured even many more.  The thunderous blast, which sounded at about 6:30am, resonated all over Maiduguri, residents say. Witnesses later said the explosion occurred near the entrance of Gamboru Market where operatives of commercial tricycles park to...

#AkwaIbom : Akpabio rattled as INEC testifies in court……INEC tenders ex Governor’s Akwa Ibom North East nomination form

...I'm taken by surprise, Akpabio cries out ... PDP will choose new Senate  minority leader soon - APC Shock and surprise were visibly written on the faces of counsels to former Akwa Ibom State Governor , Chief Godswill Akpabio as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday appeared before the Hon Justice Goddy Anunihu led Akwa Ibom State National and State Houses of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal at the Customary Court, Dutsen Alhaji ,Abuja.

Defence spokesman Olukolade retires, Abubakar takes over

The Director, Defence Information, Maj. Gen Chris Olukolade, is set to retire from the Nigerian Army, having reached his retirement age. Olukolade is to hand over to Col. Rabe Abubakar next week as the Chief of Army Staff, Maj. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Wednesday, approved the...

PDP officials blew N12bn in nine months –Workers … say NWC members shared money made from nomination forms

Angry workers of the Peoples Democratic Party have accused the members of the National Working Committee of the party of squandering N12bn in nine months. Out of the total sum, the workers said N11bn was realised from the sale of nomination forms while N1bn was got from the sale of delegates forms.

I was once a danfo driver -Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has appealed to members of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria against allowing themselves to be used by kidnappers to perpetrate evil. Speaking on Thursday during the swearing-in of the new State Executive of the union in Ado Ekiti, the governor, who said he was once a ‘danfo...

I’m not expecting a ministerial appointment from Buhari —Tunde Bakare

The General Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has said that he is not expecting a ministerial appointment from President Muhammadu Buhari. Bakare, who was the running mate of Buhari on the platform of the Congress for Progressive Change in the 2011 presidential election, also defended the President’s style of governance,...

I had plans to impeach Ekweremadu -Ndume

The Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, on Thursday, caused a stir in the upper chamber when he revealed how he collected signatures of other senators to impeach the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, in the 7th Senate. Ndume stated this while raising a point of order to draw the attention of the Senate to an...

Doctor, Nurse Land In Court After Aborting 6 Months Old Pregnancy Of 31-Year Old Lady

According to Tribuneonline, a man who claimed to be a medical doctor, Taiwo Ogunlana and a nurse, Kafayat Oyekola, have been arraigned before an Ebute Metta Magistrates' Court, Lagos State, for carrying out an illegal abortion on one Miss Kemi Awoniyi. Ogunlana, who claimed to have attended Lagos State University Teaching Hospital School of Nursing between 1979 and 1983, worked with the National Orthopedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos. He was also said to have been...

I Am Praying For Buhari That God Will Protect Him – Rev Fr Mbaka

Founder of the Enugu Adoration Ministry, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, while preaching at a special mass organized to celebrate his 20th anniversary in priesthood yesterday July 29th, offered prayers to God for President Buhari, asking God to protect him from enemies. He also offered prayers to God for the Enugu state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi that God will not allow occultic men steal his vision "I am praying for Buhari, that God will protect him so that enemies...

Priest Announces On Pulpit That He Is Gay, Divorcing Wife And Marrying A Man

An Episcopal congregation in Queens was in for a big surprise recently when their priest Rev. Juan Andres Quevedo-Bosch, 59, came on pulpit to give Sunday sermon and announced that he is gay. The shocked congregation was further informed that he is divorcing his wife and marrying a younger man. Rev. Juan Andres Quevedo-Bosch, is the archdeacon of Queens and rector of the Church of the Redeemer in Astoria, On a Facebook post this week, the...

Two Zimbabweans Appear In Court For Helping American Dentist Kill Cecil The Lion

Two Zimbabweans accused of helping an American dentist hunt Cecil the lion have appeared in court amid growing anger over the protected animal's slaughter. Professional hunter Theo Bronkhorst (right) and local landowner Honest Ndlovu (left) allegedly assisted Dr. Walter Palmer, who has since received death threats, catch and kill the lion. Dr Palmer claims he had trusted his local guides to meet legal guidelines on his trip to Africa, during which he shot Cecil with a...

DPR Collected N30 Billion Illegally – Gov. Oshiomole

Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomole who has been in the news in recent times over his allegations on the misappropriation of funds in the last administration, says he will not be silent when people are abusing power and stealing government funds. Oshiomole, who was a guest at a seminar organized by the Post-Mortem sub-committee of the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) yesterday July 29th , alleged that the Department of Petroleum Resources collected N30 billion illegally during the...

ISIS Release Photos Claiming Some African Christians In Libya Converted To Islam & Joined Sect

These are supposedly African Christians in Tripoli, Libya, who converted to Islam and joined ISIS in Libya. ISIS released the photos on social media. The men don't look like they willingly joined ISIS though. Looks like they told them "join ISIS or die!". More photos below...

Controversial South African Pastor Prays Gay Spirit Into Man

Remember the pastor who made his members swallow snakes and eat cloth during one of his deliverance services? Well he is in the news again. Last Sunday while preaching in his church, he prayed the gay spirit into the young man pictured above. See more photos below...

#AllsocksPantyHose: 20 Things You Should Know About Panty Hose – @Allsocks_

  Pantyhose is often called tights in the United Kingdom, some other countries call it sheer hosiery.   They are close-fitting leg wear, which cover the wearer's body from the waist to the feet.   Panty hose is considered to be a woman's/ girl's garment, it appeared in the 1960s as a convenient alternative to stockings.   Panty hose has remained an alternative to stockings and control panties. They are also gradually replacing girdles.   Pantyhose are usually made of nylon, or fabrics blended...

Governor El-Rufai Cuts Overhead by 60%, Cancels State Sponsorship of Pilgrims

Gov. Nasiru El-Rufa'i of Kaduna State, says his administration has cut down overhead costs by 60 per cent as part of measures to rescue the state from its precarious financial situation. El-Rufa'i, in a broadcast to the people of the state on Wednesday night, said that the state was broke and had a debt burden of more than N74.297 billion, comprising N28.840 billion domestic and N45.44 billion foreign debts. He said that the administration had...

PDP Broke? We Warned Earlier On That Being In Opposition Is Not A Walk In The Park – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied the allegation by the PDP that the Director-General of the Department of State Services, DSS, Mr. Lawal Daura, is a card-carrying member of the party (APC), calling the accusation absurd and frivolous. In a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party challenged the PDP to publish any evidence it may have...

Makeup Artist Transforms Herself Into Kanye, Oprah And Caitlyn

Some of us are still trying to put on liquid eye liner without looking like an octopus shot ink into our eyes. But for Magali Beauvue, a female makeup artist based in France, no makeup challenge is too great. The beauty guru's Instagram page is a who's who of A-list celebrities: Kanye West, Oprah Winfrey, Drake, Eddie Murphy, Morgan Freeman, Caitlyn Jenner... Amazingly, these aren't Beauvue's clients. They're Beauvue herself, dolled up to look like just about every star you...

Khloe Kardashian Looks Slimmer Than Ever! Where Are The Curves?

She is known for the enviable curves inherited by the rest of the voluptuous Kardashian clan. But reality star Khloé looked slimmer than ever in a figure-hugging black ensemble as she posed for an Instagram snap for Popsugar on Wednesday. Showing off her slender legs and nipped-in waist, the 31-year-old looked a shadow of her former self, no doubt the result of her recently increased workouts. The fashionista, who is currently promoting her new children's wear...

Eva Longoria Demands Newspaper ‘Apologise’ For Claiming She ‘Pretended’ To Need Glasses For Specsavers Campaign

She arrived Down Under in a blaze of Specsavers glory, fronting the optical retail chain's campaign for the smartest glasses wearer. But despite Eva Longoria wearing glasses as the style ambassador and judge for the 2015 Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year hunt, a Sydney newspaper accused her of 'pretending' to need spectacles to market herself and the brand. The Desperate Housewives' star, 40, told Thursday's Kyle and Jackie O show of the Sydney Morning Herald claims: '...

Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Funeral To Take Place On Saturday

Bobbi Kristina Brown will be remembered by her friends and family during a funeral service in Atlanta on Saturday morning. The private service will take place at St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta at 11am, with family members including her father Bobby Brown, aunt Pat Houston and grandmother Cissy Houston gathering to pay their respects. Soon after her body will be flown to New Jersey, where she will be buried alongside her late mother Whitney Houston at Fairview Cemetery...

Miley Cyrus To Host VMAs, Gives Middle Finger In Her First Promo

Miley Cyrus is hosting MTV's Video Music Awards this year and we can't help but be excited and nervous about what is going to transpire on that stage! Judging from the 22-year-old's first video promo that she shared via Instagram, we expect Aug. 30 to be a night of controversy. Watch promo below: https://instagram.com/p/5sbypAwzPA/?taken-by=mileycyrus Credit: intouchweekly  

Oil Marketers Back President Buhari On Sector Probe, Split Of NNPC

The Zonal Chairman, Independent Petroleum Marketers’ Association of Nigeria, Western Zone, Alhaji Debo Ahmed, has expressed its support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s probe of the activities in the oil and gas sector. He hailed the administration’s plan to split the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, saying it would address the recurrent scarcity in the oil and gas sector. Ahmed told newsmen in Ilorin, Kwara State that it was high time the sector was overhauled to...

Individual Efforts By Everyone Of Us Won’t End Terrorism – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said efforts being made by individual countries are not capable of tackling terrorism. He said Nigeria and neighbouring countries must come together and join forces if the dream of defeating Boko Haram terrorists in the sub-region must come to pass. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, in a statement on Thursday quoted Buhari as speaking at a state dinner held in his honour at...

Tompolo Hails Buhari, Calls Him A Listening Leader

Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, frontline ex-Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta, MEND leaders, the Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, Niger Delta ex-militants and other stakeholders in the Niger Delta, yesterday, hailed President Muhammudu Buhari over the appointment of Brigadier Gen Paul Boroh (rtd) as the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme. Niger Delta ex-militants, who congratulated the newly appointed chairman of the Niger Delta Amnesty programme, said that Buhari had made a wise and deserved...

PDP Announces Reduction Of Staff Strength, Salaries And Allowances

Barely two months into its new status as the opposition political party, having governed the country for sixteen years, the Peoples Democratic Party, has started struggling with the challenge of being an opposition, as it yesterday announced that the party will reduce allowances, staff strength by 50%. The party has also said it would reduce the salaries and allowances of its staff by 50%, even...

Kylie Jenner Had Lip Fillers & Khloe Supports It

Khloe Kardashian is throwing a whole heap of shade on anyone who has been dishing out criticism to her younger sister, Kylie Jenner recently. In an interview with Complex magazine, Khloe slams people’s criticism of Kylie well-publicized lip fillers. “Sometimes things bother her. When it comes to her lips, I knew it was one of her biggest insecurities. She used to always take pictures covering her...

Iyanya Bears It All On His Romance With Yvonne Nelson (Watch Video)

Iyanya was asked in an interview with MTV Base VJ Ehiz ‘Real Talk’ about Yvonne Nelson and their public breakup. Here is what he had to say! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PbKplHXlyY Source: MTV Base

Sharon Osbourne Speaks Out Against The Legalisation Of Marijuana

Sharon Osbourne may come across as a laid-back liberal mother, but there is at lease one issue on which she remains staunchly conservative. The former X Factor judge – whose husband Ozzy Osbourne and children Kelly and Jack have all battled drug addiction – has spoken out against plans to legalise marijuana, warning “it is going to end in tears”. Sharon, 62, told American CBS TV: “I have big resentments that this is happening. Anything...

Kris Jenner & Ex Husband, Now Caitlyn Jenner, Finally Meets In Person

The highly anticipated meeting between Caitlyn Jenner and Kris Jenner has finally happened. A source confirms that the two exes met at Caitlyn's Malibu house yesterday for their first face-to-face get together, undoubtedly an emotional moment for both. Kris, who openly struggled with the news of Caitlyn's transition on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, is the last of the family members to meet Caitlyn. And although she stayed mum about Jenner's debut in the...

Soldiers In Aba Kill Kidnapper, Arrest 2 Members Of His Gang, Including A Lady

Soldiers of the 144 Battalion of the Nigerian Army, stationed at Asa in Ukwa West local government area of Abia State have shot dead a kidnapper, arrested two members of his gang, including a lady, and rescued a female victim. Vanguard gathered that an Aba-based business woman, Mrs. Rita Anaekwe, was last Sunday night abducted at her residence on Anaekwe Street, Umuleta village, Obinkwu in Ukwa West local government area. Family sources said the hoodlums gained entry into...

419 Girls Scam ISIS on Social Media For Travel Money

If you’re low on funds for that big vacation, you could always ask to borrow money, make a Kickstarter campaign… or swindle a couple of Islamic State recruiters. It may not be the safest way to make money, but that’s what three girls from Chechnya, a Russian republic in southeastern Europe, did. The Chechen girls are under investigation for fraud after they allegedly scammed ISIS members into giving them money on the pretense that...

Director General Of The DSS, Lawal Daura Is An APC Member – PDP

Press statement from the PDP... The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at its meeting today thoroughly considered a number of very important issues pertaining to the state of affairs in our nation. The NWC brings to the attention of President Muhammadu Buhari to some disturbing development in the polity which, if not nipped in the bud, might significantly affect our democracy and stability as a nation negatively, and that is the growing...

ISIS Plans To End The World By Provoking The US To War

According to a recruitment document understood to be written by ISIS militants,the terrorist group plans for an all-out war to bring about 'the end of the world'. Follow the jump for the full story and discovered document: The Urdu document seen by USA Today, passed to the American Media Institute by a Pakistani citizen connected to the Taliban, reveals the scale of the ambition of ISIS, including targeting India to provoke...

Oil Worth $13.7bn Stolen Under NNPC, Says NEITI

The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, Hajiya Zainab Shamsuna-Ahmed, on Wednesday said between 2009 and 2012, about 160 million barrels of oil valued at $13.7bn was stolen under the watch of the national oil giant, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. She also said that subsidy payment from 2005 to 2012 indicated that $11.63bn had been paid to the NNPC but that “there is no evidence of the money being remitted to the federation...

Oil worth $13.7bn stolen under NNPC, says NEITI

The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, Hajiya Zainab Shamsuna-Ahmed, on Wednesday said between 2009 and 2012, about 160 million barrels of oil valued at $13.7bn was stolen under the watch of the national oil giant, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. She also said that subsidy payment from 2005 to 2012 indicated...

Port Harcourt And Warri Refineries Commence Preliminary Operations

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has announced that the Port Harcourt and Warri refineries have been successfully re-streamed after a nine-month rehabilitation exercise conducted by its in-house engineers and technicians. The corporation, in a statement, noted that both plants commenced preliminary production of petroleum products after successful test-runs, adding that while PHRC was ramping up its operation to about 60 per cent of its 210,000 barrels per day capacity, WRPC production was projected to hit 80 per cent...

FG Overrules JAMB On New Admission Policy

The Federal Government has overruled the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on its new admission policy that recently sparked off protests in parts of the country. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mr. MacJohn Nwaobiala, disclosed this to State House correspondents on Tuesday, after briefing President Muhammadu Buhari of his ministry’s activities and challenges at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. JAMB had, at its 2015 Combined Policy Meeting, adopted a policy whereby candidates of universities with...

Missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 Plane Wreckage Found Off The Coast Of Africa?

Almost a year since the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 flight vanished mid-air during flight to China, wreckage found of the coast of Africa Officials revealed might be that of the missing plane. The debris, discovered near to the island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean, is that of a Boeing 777, investigators confirmed. The Malaysia Airlines jet - also a Boeing 777 - is thought to have come down in the same ocean on March 8 last year. Officials at...

Police Arrest Fed Poly Oko Graduate For Beheading Friend in A’Ibom

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command on Wednesday arrested a 32-year-old graduate of the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State, Mr. Stephen Onona, in connection with the death of his close friend and employee, Mr. Daniel Solomon. Onona is from Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State while Solomon was from Uruan LGA of Akwa Ibom State. Onona was said to be an employee of Africana First Publisher, Uyo, where he worked for four years. The Commissioner of Police, Akwa Ibom...

Buhari commends Father Mbaka’s courage and patriotism in run-up to 2015 elections

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended fiery Catholic priest, Revd Father Ejike Mbaka, for his patriotism in the run-up to the 2015 general elections, saying his courage has earned him a mark in the sands of time. In a statement Thursday to congratulate the leader of the Adoration Ministries Enugu, Nigeria, on the occasion of his 20th priestly ordination, the President said history would favour Mr. Mbaka for courageously speaking truth to power, even at great risks. In the statement signed by...

Nigeria has taken ICJ’s ruling on Bakassi in good faith -Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Yaunde, Republic of Cameroon said to Nigerians to accept the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the oil-rich Bakassi penisular to Cameroon in good faith. “Since Nigeria allowed the case to go to court and we lost, we have to abide by it” he said

Massive shake up in Nigerian Army , as Buratai appoints new GOC

There is massive shake up in the hierarchy of the Nigerian Army as the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Tukur Buratai appointed new General Officers Commanding the Divisions of the Nigerian Army as well as new Principal Staff Officers to run the affairs of Army headquarters. Also appointed were...

Air force intercepts Boko Haram’s fuel supply

The fuel supply route of the Boko Haram militants has been intercepted, and their new fuel supply seized by the fighter pilots of the Nigerian Air Force. The Director, Air Force Information, Air Commodore Dele Alonge, said in a statement on Wednesday, July 29,  that the Air Force seized 4,000 drums and jerry cans of...

FG goes after ‘super rich’ civil servants over corruption

Federal Government’s anti-corruption operatives have been sent after ‘super rich’ public officers who have multiple properties and other assets suspected to have been the rewards of graft. The searchlight of the anti-corruption agents is on civil servants that possess many properties in the Federal Capital Territory.

Photo Of The Day – D’banj

D'banj looks smart in his suit, designed by Okunorenhe.  He Wore a black suit, paired with neck chain, a wrist watch and shoes to blend the look. He wrote on his Instagram #SALUTE = Dress code + Work mode - Boss Mood #theKingIsHere #TheKingIsHere ...feels good to be Bag in Lasgidi. Week 3 get ready..   Lagos are you ready for the...

El-Rufai Nominates 13 Commissioners

The governor of Kaduna State, mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has nominated 13 persons as members of the state executive council. In a letter to Aminu Shagali, Speaker of the Kaduna State...

#AkwaIbom: Okori VS Akpabio: No election took place, Okori’s witnesses tells tribunal

...insist Akpabio not PDP candidate ...ex Governor's camp in disarray, Paul Usoro, Nwoko missing in court The trial in the legal battle between Chief Inibehe Okori of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Chief Godswill Akpabio of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) commenced on Wednesday at the Customary Court, Dutsen Alhaji, Abuja. Three witnesses testified on Wednesday against the former Governor. At the...

Governor El-Rufai nominates 13 Commissioners

Malam Nasir El-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State, has nominated 13 persons as members of the state executive council. In a letter to Hon. Aminu Shagali, Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, El-Rufai requested the legislators to consider and approve his nominees. The governor also attached the indicative portfolios of the nominees in the interest of a transparent screening process. The nominees are: NamePortfolio 1 Professor...

Beyonce Finally Pregnant After Months Of IVF Treatments

Beyoncé, 33, and her hubby Jay Z‘s, 45, are more than ready to expand their family it seems. A new report claims that the famous duo turned to IVF to get pregnant for a second time. It’s been three years since they welcomed their daughter Blue Ivy, 3, so the timing couldn’t be better. Speculation that Beyoncé is pregnant is back with full force! A new report claims that the singer is with child thanks to multiple rounds of IVF treatments. “Even though...