#Fiction: WHAT IF……. – by @JayCax and six others

Published:6 Jan, 2013

#Fiction: WHAT IF…….

 

Now I do not know if I should pick the call… Maybe I should pick the call. That’s the only way my “treachery”, if it can be called that, would not be discovered. However, how do I pick a call on a phone that is not mine? The thoughts were swimming around in my head. I stood there looking at the phone, transfixed. Look what this Power Holding Company of Nigeria has caused!

 

I woke up this morning a very happy individual. I set my alarm for 4:30am. I needed to make breakfast and pack Valerie’s things for her first day at the crèche. I got out of bed and rushed to the kitchen to boil bathing water with the electric kettle. Clifford was still asleep with our Valerie on his chest. They looked beautiful together. He slept in his boxers. The cover I’d thrown across his body sometime in the middle of the night had been pushed off with gentle kicks. His chest was a sight to behold: a blend of soft muscles and sparse soft curly hairs. The curly hairs were doing a tango with Valerie’s matching hair. I would have paid to be allowed to stand beside them staring for a bit longer. Unfortunately, wishes are not horses. Beggars always walk with outstretched arms; led or alone.

 

It was supposed to be my first day at work. I woke up pretty early to ensure that I wouldn’t be late. I already felt guilty that I had been at home for all of three months, being paid my full salary in exchange for the chore of staring into Valerie’s almond eyes. Call it a warped perception of my right to maternity leave. I think it is a dividend of being a workaholic. Being “idle” had never appealed to me. Valerie was a handful but with Cliff’s assistance, I always had more time on my hands than I could handle. I was sorely tempted to even pick up tatting.

 

I rushed out of the room and made corned beef and mayonnaise sandwiches for Cliff and me. Before I get crucified for not eating healthy, it was on brown wheat bread; zero fat. It was when I was putting back the remains of the bread, corned beef and mayonnaise that PHCN struck. The blackout was greeted by a hiss from me, which was an understatement of my ire. Groping around like a blind man in the pitch blackness of our two-bedroom flat, I had to find my way back to our bedroom to look for Cliff’s Nokia X2, in order to engage the assistance of the torch for the continuation of my activities.

 

I am sure you are wondering why I didn’t just go to put on the generator. I can’t put it on. The kick is spoilt. I don’t know how to pull it, to run the manual starter. Well, it is either that or I am too lazy or totally lacking in the requisite energy to make it come on. Anyway, after extensive groping and a few run-ins with pieces of furniture that I could have sworn were out to get me, I finally found the phone tucked under the bed, right at the edge where Cliff usually puts it. Thanking God for creatures of habit, I made my way back to the kitchen to fetch my boiled water. I didn’t think it made much sense rousing Cliff to put on the generator. He was the one I passed Valerie to after feeding her less than two hours before because I didn’t want to go to the office with bags under my eyes. He had worked hard and they did paint a pretty picture together…

 

In a few minutes, I was in the bathroom. Considering the fact that I wasn’t due to resume till 9am, I decided to treat myself to some beauty routines. Of course, it was foolhardy, given the source of my lighting, which could not be hanged. I however still managed to do some cleansing, scrubbing and tweezing. Having done all these, and needing to do the “water” part of my ablution, innovation descended upon me and I propped the phone on the window sill.

 

As soon as I dried off the water, since I didn’t want to finish off the phone by getting it wet, I picked it from the window sill. That was when I noticed that in all my meanderings, I had pressed the keypad of the phone and somehow opened a text message.

 

“Happy New Year, honeystick”

 

I was confused. I kissed Cliff into the New Year. I didn’t send him a message wishing him a happy new year. Why would anyone call him honeystick? Stick has sexual connotations, doesn’t it? I was reeling. I decided to check the sender. The number was strange and there was no name anywhere in the text. I went to dry off my body.

 

As I reached for my body cream, it occurred to me that I just had to know the sender. So, I went back under the bed to fetch Cliff’s BlackBerry. I dialed the number expecting DSTV or Plumber; which I heard are the tricks men use to hide lovers’ numbers. Trust a Bold 5 any day. Just as I pressed the call button, the phone hung. The number wasn’t stored on the phone and all my frantic pressing of the end button didn’t yield the desired results. The call was finally ended but guess what? The I-know-your-stick-has-got-honey person called back! Why did I get curious?

 

I am @JayCax on twitter.

 

Below are writers who have taken the story from where I stopped.

 

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DEBO ADEJUGBE…

 

What if he is cheating on me?

 

I trembled and the now-you-are-in-trouble feeling coursed through my body. I had been so curious I didn’t think about the repercussions of being proved right or wrong, I forgot about the I-know-your-stick-has-got-honey person for a while. I had to invent something to tell Cliff while staring at the missed call notification.

 

While this dilemma shattered my sanity, the I-know-your-stick-has-got-honey number called back, Cliff moved and snored gently, I hurriedly silenced the phone and tiptoed to the kitchen.

 

“Hello?” asked a sweet lady’s voice at the other end. My heart skipped a few beats as I pressed the end button. I was angry and sad. I felt miserable, and betrayed by Cliff. So I had been right all along! The soothing and calm voice added to my desperation.

 

I was still contemplating my next move when SHE called again. I had a plan to shout it out when I picked up, but caution appealed to my better side as she started speaking.

 

“Are you there?” – after a brief silence – “Anyway, I saw your missed call. I’m calling back as your number is unknown to …..” I didn’t wait for her to conclude the sentence before pressing the red button again. I’d ruined my morning with careless suspicion.

 

“What have I done?!” I exclaimed without thinking.

 

Cliff stood by the kitchen door looking disappointingly at me; the phone was glued to my hand and my whole marriage flashed before my eyes in a flurry of images.

 

How long had he been standing there?

 

 

I am still @deboadejugbe, get on twitter, follow me and feel the love.

 

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TOPE OLOWU…

 

“Lord have mercy” I exclaimed softly under my breath. I read it again and no, I’m not imagining things. It did say honeystick. A million and one meanings flashed in my brain but only one stuck. Some girl calling MY Cliff honeystick!!! No wonder he laughs to himself while looking through his phone. When I ask him why, he says, “Oh it’s twitter”.

He’s always going on about how interesting and fun twitter is; encouraging me to join. I bet this is one of the dividends of his being so active on twitter. A rational part of me is saying but he doesn’t lock his phone. If he has anything to hide he would have a password on it. Hmmm!!! My friend warned me that I’m too trusting; all men are the same including my Dad jare.

What shall I do? Shall I confront him about it? Shall I just pretend I know nothing and keep a tab on him? Or shall I ask my friend for advice? Ha Ronke!!! She will definitely say I told you so. I jumped in fright as I heard Valerie whimper…….

 

I am @TopeOlowu on twitter.

 

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OLUSEGUN DADA…

 

I didn’t know whether to pick the call or not. Thousands of conspiracy theories raced through my mind. What if it was a wrong number, Cliff was bound to find out and that will mean trouble. What if it was one of his buddies?

 

“Honeystick” doesn’t sound like something friends used on each other except it was some sort of nickname or Cliff is gay. What if Cliff was cheating on me? I tried to shudder off the thought but it stuck to my mind anyway. The call ended and I had mixed feelings. Didn’t know whether to be happy or be sad. Happy that I may just save myself the embarrassment of going on a wild goose chase. Sad because I didn’t know if Cliff was cheating on me.

Just when I was about resigning myself to fate, The I-know-your-stick-has-got-honey person called again. Now I didn’t care. I just acted on impulse and picked the call and glued my ears to the phone waiting for the caller to say something incriminating or anything at all. I heard a female voice and I felt blood rush into my face.

 

She said; “Hello Oyin, Sewa Adetutu here. Compliments of the season, I just got flew in for the holidays and got your number from Lafe”

 

The phone dropped out of my hands. It was a wrong number and now I have to explain to Cliff.

 

I am @DOlusegun on twitter

 

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AYO SOGUNRO…

 

Earlier, a few minutes to midnight, in another part of geographical space, a thickset man wearing a heavy scowl and an even heavier jacket, stood carefully by the window of a building in the gloomier parts of Ikoyi. He was waiting to carry out a mission.  The said mission had begun earlier in the year as a series of calculated events and these events were now set to enter another, deadlier phase.

 

His mission was simple in theory: send a specified text message to a specified number at 12am.The task, however, was subject to a series of technical obstacles and human error. Murphy’s Law. Anything could go wrong: network disturbances, battery failure, even a wrong number and the mission could fall apart. The message, drafted and defined, had to be sent precisely midnight.

 

The clock struck the midnight hour. In the distance, fireworks and the distinct din of celebration confirmed the arrival of the New Year. The man depressed the send confirmation button: “Happy New Year, honeystick” and the deed was done.

 

But as he slipped the phone into his pocket, a strange worry tugged at his instincts. Murphy’s Law. Anxious dread caused by the possibility of a wrong number—a “1” instead of “7”, or maybe the wrong phone prefix. He had to confirm. Quickly. Midnight sweat sprang through to his forehead as he reached to retrieve the phone. And then, the man stopped suddenly, as the brand new phone number began to ring out in the night. The phone was never meant to ring…

 

Get even with @ayosogunro on twitter

 

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OMOTOLA OKUNLOLA…

 

Steve loved his wife. A lot. He was also bisexual and not proud about it. Once, after hours of awesome sex, he told his wife about his life at the all-boys secondary school he attended. Being gay was the in-thing. He would never understand why he told her and she could never forget the fact that her husband’s stick, her own treasured stick, had once been stuck somewhere inside another being whose own stick hung useless between his thighs. She had become very suspicious of his male buddies after that day. The only person she trusted was Cliff, his married friend.

 

Steve had always admired his friend Cliff. Not because Cliff had more money, a happy family or a better job. Cliff was a man totally at ease with himself. He knew who he was and what he wanted. Cliff was telling him about the plans he had made to celebrate the new year with his family. Sometimes man makes decisions that are neither premeditated, reasonable, nor even defendable. Steve took one of such decisions – He decided to spend new year eve with his family instead of the partner he usually hooked up with at the gay club he frequented. He definitely couldn’t risk calling the dude with his number so he requested for Cliff’s phone. Cliff obliged him. 8 minutes later, the initial date had been cancelled. Steve deleted the number from Cliff’s phone.

 

Ade was flying in the air. Okay, not him, his emotions. Steve had called! When he gave Steve his number to call in case of emergencies, it was an invitation; to up the ante of their relationship. Their routine was to meet at the club twice in a week and enjoy each other. No promises, no commitments, no communication outside the club. He had wanted more for some time but Steve wasn’t interested. Now he had Steve’s number. Though he was angry that Steve had cancelled their date, the number was worth the disappointment. He picked his phone and typed

 

“Happy New Year, honeystick”

 

He sent it to Steve’s no.

I am @tlatifah on twitter

 

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SAGAY AGBALAYA…

 

About 10 years ago at Unilag, Cliff was having a side-talk with Deji, his closest friend in the class, when Prof. Adegboro noticed him. They were discussing a candy named Honeystick, which Deji’s uncle brought from Ghana.

 

“You nincompoop! You have the audacity to distract my class? Come out here!” The Prof. ordered Cliif.

 

“Tell me the last thing I said before you rudely distracted my class”

 

Cliff started to say something but the whole class was in hysterics; laughing uncontrollably. He was confused. Prof. was more confused. He was brought out of his mystery by the eyes of Amaka who was seated in the front rows. Amaka’s eyes were on his groin, the zipper was down. That was when Cliff remembered he wasn’t wearing his boxers!

 

It was the most embarrassing moment of his life. The only good thing was that Amaka, being a “collector” of endowed organs, had a feel of it by the end of that week. Deji eventually coined a nickname for Cliff – ‘Mr. Honeystick’ – because their discussion about the candy actually got Amaka laid.

 

Deji sent Cliff a message from a new line on New Year day, waiting for Cliff’s response but none came. The last time he referred to him as Mr. Honeystick was at their graduation.

 

I am @SagaySagay on twitter

  • @showshanah

    Hahahaha………oh my! This is so cool………getting diff scenarios……nice! My favourite gotta be @ayosogunro then @tlatifa…….looool gosh can’t stop lafn……really cool! Me likey!

  • @showshanah

    Just read through again………well written guys……..and debo’s ‘how long had he been standing there’ end…….I love!

    More of this guys.

  • Adaeze Zita

    Beautiful! Love d varieties. N d endings matched the personalities of those I ve come to know.

  • http://1pageweekly.com @IamAyomiDotun

    Brilliant minds at work… Great combo!

  • eedreez

    So fascinating and exciting story, u are all no doubt seasoned writers, wanna be able to do better than u guys, u r role models in the modern blogging world. Gbasibe!

  • http://www.stephensgist.wordpress.com uncle stephen

    Ayo sogunro I expected u to take it from an entirely different end and u did…thumbs up!… Sagay u did nt disappoint our kind also… Nice work better dan I anticipated

  • @CollinsUma

    I decided to write my own ending too..
    ———————————————–

    I placed the blackberry to my ears, my heart pounding, a million thoughts coursing through my head; has this bastard been cheating on me? But we’ve been together every minute throughout the Christmas break apart from when he said he was going to BarEnclave, a new hangout where he gets to meet some friends from twitter and watch some soccer games over drinks with the boys. What if he’d been using that time to see someone else and was just texting me the scores of the games which he got from goal.com or some other site? Could he have started a new relationship when I went to be with my mom before our baby was born? What if all those gifts he bought me were actually to appease HIS conscience? Men! What if…
    ‘Hello, sweets’.
    A female voice, slightly husky, brought me back to earth. She even called my husband ‘Sweets’! I had to clench my teeth some more to keep from saying anything. So Cliff hadn’t meant a word of the vow we had taken in front of all those people in church on our wedding day? We had written our own vows, both of us having been blessed with gifts of poetry, and had added them to the regular vows because Cliff had said the regular vows did not express enough our commitment to each other. Had I been fooled?
    ‘Hello, dear. You’re not saying anything, or you sleep-dialled my number? Hahaha. Its Chisom. If you’re calling this line it means you got my SMS. I’m in town for the new year… Let me save your airtime joor. I’ll call you back later in the day when you’re awake’
    I couldn’t hold it any longer.
    ‘Who is your ‘dear’? And who are you, calling my husband your ‘dear’? Listen, you better…’
    ‘Hey, our wife!’ The voice said cheerily. Now I was livid with anger.
    ‘Who the hell are you? How dare you…’ Then I heard footsteps behind me and turned. Cliff was standing close to me with Valerie in his arms. I would have made the blackberry to have serious contact with his head if not for my baby he was carrying. He could fall and drop her.
    ‘What’s the matter, darl?’
    ‘Who is Chisom you low-life, lying, cheating bastard?’ I asked, hands shaking. I let the device drop on the cold, hard tiles.
    As he bent to pick the blackberry up I grabbed my baby and shoved him out of the way. Seconds later he was on his feet behind me trying to explain. But I was taking none of that. You tolerate it now, you tolerate it forever.
    ‘Baby, hear me out please. Chisom is Laura’s Igbo name. Laura, my cousin.’
    That was when it hit me.
    The voice had sounded familiar but my internal rage wouldn’t let me recognise it. Laura, his cousin, was going to be my bridesmaid until my sister showed up unexpectedly from the U.S and bullied everybody out of the way. Laura calls everybody ‘darling’ or ‘honey’ or whatever endearing name she felt like. She was so carefree you took her serious at your own peril. And I’ve just insulted my husband because of that.

    I can’t take back my words.

    How do I make amends?

    Oh God!

    Please drop a comment or let’s reason together on twitter. I’m @CollinsUma

  • @Abolade_lawal

    Don’t know what to say,……….. you guys are good. And @CollinsUma lovely piece with just limited time. Nice 1

  • http://www.sagaysagay.com Sagay

    @Collins…here is another twist. Thumbs up bro!

  • @CollinsUma

    Thanks guys!

  • @hollasheny

    This collabo is sure a WOW. Ayosogunro the king of ‘end it’

  • Toyinfab

    Love the perspectives. It gives credence to the fact that things are not necessarily always the way they seem.I also noticed,the men mostly decided to go for the “he wasn’t cheating,it was all a honest coincidence angle”While the ladies were mostly interested in nailing him.Thumbs up guys,I’m proud to know such amazing writers.

  • @IamAyomiDotun

    WHAT IF….
    I pressed the ‘silent’ button on the phone so that the ringing will not wake Cliff and valerie. I put Cliff’s phone down on my dressing table, and tried to ignore the flashing light on it screen as it rang in silent. My mind was in a state of chaos, as different thoughts raced past like formula 1 racecars. I couldn’t hold on to a single thought …honeystick …honeystick …honey …stick …stick …I don’t even call my Cliff honeystick? I was relieved when the flashing light of the phone screen stopped.
    I had to get to the bottom of this. Just then PHCN decided to restore the light, which was quite unusual. I took that as a good sign that God was in support of what I was about to do. I picked up my phone from the bedside stool on my side of the bed, and dial the unknown number. It said the line was busy, just then Cliff’s blackberry rang again. The I-know-your-stick-has-got-honey person called again. I was furious as I hit the silent button.
    I patiently waited for the ringing to stop as I watched my husband and my baby on the bed through the dressing mirror in front of me. The smile on Valerie’s face was a replica of Clifford’s facial expression. But what if I was overreacting? Clifford doesn’t look like the type that would cheat! But what do they look like? What if it was a man at the other end of the line? Does that mean my Clifford was gay, bisexual or messed up down below? What if it was a woman at the other end of the line? Was I prepared for what I would find out? As the flashing light stopped, I quickly dialed the number again on my phone.
    The call was answered on the third ring. I steeled myself for whatever will happen next. What I heard on the phone shattered my world. I looked at my reflection in the mirror, and saw a drop of tears make it way across my cheek, over my lips and end it journey as a tiny splash on my dressing table. The phone dropped from my hand.
    The crashing sound of my dropped phone woke Cliff as I saw him sit up in bed. He placed the baby on my side of the bed using my pillow as support.
    ‘What was that?’ He asked. I ignored him because Valerie started crying. She must have been uncomfortable with the change in her sleeping position. I turned and picked her up from the bed. I held her close and wondered how my latest discovery will affect her future.
    Clifford stood by the bed with a pillow in his hand. ‘Did you see my phones…’ He never finished his question. I don’t know if it was the sight of the phones on my dressing table that stopped him; or if it was the words I wrote with my red lipstick on the mirror “HONEYSTICK”

  • @victorvosseun

    What if ? Creativity at work ”Honeystick”. I am on twitter @victorvosseun

  • http://wildeji.blogspot.com wildeji

    Lovely piece! I’m tempted to write my own conclusion sef…

  • omobola

    Bravo!bravo!!bravo!!! Brilliant piece frm ?? favourites on twitter,You guys are the best nothing but the best. U all will never run out of knowledges ??and ideas,More blessing.

  • Seye

    This is BOOOOOOOOM!!! Rocks bigly. Different endings, all playing out different scenarios. Good work people, you all rock!

  • linda Akerele

    Interesting work of fiction..love d team work too,hard to tell its being written by more dan one writer..got me glued on I must say,Weldone guys!

  • Agboola Sulaiman

    What a ‘bad’ combination! Nice work, guys!

  • Toppinana

    be careful not to mess with the balance of things because…everything is not what it seems

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Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, dies at 85

THE Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, has reportedly passed on, on Tuesday, at 85 years. Sources said the monarch, who was said to have been flown out of the country since last Friday, died in the United Kingdom. A former commissioner and indigene of Ife, who spoke to Punch said, “It is true. I was with him on Wednesday. Last Thursday when we held the political summit in Ife, he supported us and sent an emissary to the summit. He...

KogiDecides: Politics Aside Kogi State Deserves Good Governance – @Lanre_Olagunju

Nigerian politicians most times fail to realize that Nigerians aren’t as concerned about the party in government - be it the People’s Democratic Party or the All Progressives Congress - as much as they are concerned about good governance. Politicians, in many cases, are still mostly conceived to be liars and king of mischief. But in the real sense, good governance doesn’t lie. When a government works, everyone feels the impact. But when a government in power...

Bobbi Kristina’s Body Released For Burial

The Fulton County Medical Examiner has released Bobbi Kristina's body and it is currently at a funeral home in preparation for burial next to her mom. The body was released Tuesday at around noon, a day after an autopsy was performed. The Medical Examiner has all the information he needs to determine the official cause of death, although it appears from the preliminary results there were no signs of foul play. The service is set for...

Prophet commits suicide in kirikiri prison

Destiny Onwudinjo, an acclaimed prophet of Heaven Divine Ministry, in Shasha, area of Lagos, has committed suicide inside the Kirikiri maximum Prison. Onwudinjo who was sentenced to seven years imprisonment without an option of fine for absconding from court to evade trial, decided to terminate his life inside the prison after he became dejected about his conviction and jail term. According to his co-inmates, he hit his head several times on the prison wall and broke his head. He later fell down and...

Gaddafi’s son sentenced to death

A Libyan court  has sentenced Muammar Gaddafi’s son, Saif al-Islam, and eight others including Gaddafi’s former head of intelligence -Abdullah al-Senussi, to death over war crimes linked to the 2011 revolution. More than 30 close associates of the deposed leader are also on trial for suppressing protests during the uprising.

Amaechi behind REC’s arrest, says family

The family of the arrested Rivers State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Gesila Khan, has accused former governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, of being behind the arrest of Khan by the Department of State Services. Khan’s family, from Peretoru in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, made the allegation in a statement on Tuesday in Yenagoa.

Senate: PDP mourns as Akpabio suffers first ever judicial defeat

... tribunal dismisses ex governor's  preliminary objection against Okori ...fear, anxiety grips Akpabio, PDP as witness testimony begins July 29 ...ruling a big setback for us - PDP As early as 9am the courtroom was filled to capacity. Counsels, APC supporters, journalists, tribunal staff all took their sit in preparation for the commencement of the days proceedings. The main agenda was the tribunals ruling on the two preliminary objection...

Lady Gaga’s Fiancée Bought Her $295,000 Worth of Alexander McQueen Shoes

Lady Gaga in a nude bodysuit with three pairs of Alexander McQueen armadillo boots. “Long Live McQueen. Look monsters, we got a sign of love from the beyond,” she wrote.  Aside from the models contractually obligated to wear Alexander McQueen’s Armadillo boots down the runway,Lady Gaga was one of the only women who was brave enough to take them for a spin in real life. Now, years after the shoes made their catwalk debut and their original designer passed...

Patience Jonathan was not denied access to the VIP lounge at PH airport – FAAN releases official statement

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has denied reports that the wife of the former President, Dame Patience Jonathan, was denied access to the VIP lounge of the Port Harcourt International Airport. FAAN has said even though the former First Lady was not denied access, her convoy...

Why I Joined ISIS & Left After 3 Days, Former ISIS Militant Explains

A former Islamic State militant recently spoke with NBC news about his experience fighting with the group in Syria — and why he surrendered after just three days on the frontlines. The man, a 24-year-old single father and college dropout who traveled from New York back to his native Turkey, told NBC what has become a familiar story. Socially isolated and lacking meaning in his life, he was seduced by the jihadis' promise...

Fed High Court Clears Saraki To Constitute Senate Standing C’ttees

The Federal High Court in Abuja has refused to grant an ex-parte order seeking to stop the Senate President Bukola Saraki from constituting the senate standing committees . While ruling on Tuesday in an ex-parte motion filed and argued by Manman Osuman on behalf of five senators led by Senator Kabir Marafa, Justice Gabriel Kolawole held that there was nothing urgent in what the plaintiffs are asking for. Justice kolawole said that the senate standing...

Publish Jonathan’s Handover Notes, PDP Reps Charge PMB

The House of Representatives has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to publish the handover notes of former President Goodluck Jonathan in the official  gazette of the federation. The resolution,Tuesday, at resumption of plenary after a recess, followed a motion by Uzom Nkem-Abonta who observed that only officials of the presidency have access to the document at the moment. Mr. Abonta however noted that “some extant laws may place restrictions on the publication of the document” even...

Tinubu seeks 100 days of honeymoon for Buhari

An APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday, urged Nigerians who have been accusing President Muhammadu Buhari of being too slow to allow the President at least 100 days of honeymoon. Speaking with State House correspondents shortly after meeting behind closed-door with Buhari at the...

81 Senators Pass Vote of Confidence on Saraki

The Senate on Tuesday passed a Vote of Confidence on Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki's presidency, putting to bed insinuations in some quarters that it is divided. The motion, which was moved by Senator Samuel Anyanwu (Imo east), had a wide range of support base and acceptance of majority of the Senate, as 81 Senators supported the motion. The passage of the Vote of Confidence on Saraki's leadership as President of the Senate has effectively laid to rest...

Khloe Kardasian Brings Sexy Back In Smoking Hot Photo Shoot

Khloe Kardashian has shared an unaltered photograph from a recent photoshoot after haters slammed the pictures online for being overly retouched. The Keeping Up With The Kardashians reality star is the cover story of Complex mag’s August/September edition in a sexy workout shoot.   Read More: uk.celebrity.yahoo.com

Yes! Eva Longoria Wears Glasses

She’s the face of a new campaign for Australian discount eyewear brand Specsavers, and Eva Longoria has been accused of faking her need for glasses just to get the gig. Jenna Clarke of the Sydney Morning Herald claimed, “Eva was in town representing a budget eyewear chain, but according to photographers that have been snapping her for close to 15 years, she doesn’t wear spectacles. I’ve only found two photos of her ever spotted wearing glasses outside the...

Robbery, Thuggery, Now Forgery: A Legislative Evolution By Gbolahan Yusuf

The legislature. Many see it as the most important leg in the tripod of governance, especially given its power as a supervisory arm over the almighty executive even while limiting the power of the judiciary over it. It is public knowledge that any democracy revolves around the people (of, by, and for the people), and so the powers of the legislature are easily justified seeing as it stands for the people in any government. Or well, it...

EFCC Forms Team For Saraki’s Wife, Yar’Adua’s Daughter

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday raised a team of crack investigators to grill Senate President Bukola Saraki’s wife, Oluwatoyin and the late President Umaru Yar’Adua’s daughter, Hajiya Zainab Dakingari. Mrs. Saraki has written the EFCC seeking to appear today or tomorrow. Expressing her readiness to cooperate with the anti-graft commission, she had never received unlawful public funds. A source in the commission said: “We are ready for Mrs. Oluwatoyin Saraki and Hajiya Zainab...

Gbajabiamila emerges Reps Majority Leader

Representative of the Surulere Federal Constituency, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila has emerged the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives. Details to come later...

Gbajabiamila Emerges Reps Majority Leader

The leadership crisis in the House of Representatives appears to have been resolved as the member, representing Surulere Federal Constituency of Lagos, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, has emerged the Majority Leader of the House. President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met the representatives ahead of their resumption today but the federal lawmakers emerged from the meeting singing discordant tunes, suggesting that the meeting with the president had failed. Read More: punchng

Two Senior Pastors Continue Their Bloody Fight Over Who Will Be General Superintendent

The shameless leadership tussle in the Assemblies of God Church is getting out of hand. Reports suggest that there would have been another bloodbath recently but for the timely intervention of the police. Vanguard reports that factionalization of the church has resulted in crisis which has been brewing in the church as two senior Reverends, Professor Paul Emeka and Dr Chidi Okoroafor, have been at loggerheads, each laying claim to be the overall leader of...

APC Supports Buhari’s Probe Of Jonathan’s Administration

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has expressed strong support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to probe the immediate past federal government, saying the revelations of mind-boggling corruption that are just beginning to emerge have made such a probe imperative. ”Some people have insinuated that the Buhari Administration should ignore the massive looting of our patrimony and move on. We say no responsible government can afford to do that, because it will amount to endorsing corruption and...

“Poverty Is Not An Excuse For Failure. Do Something!” – Auma Obama

Some inspiring quotes by President Obama's sister, Auma. "When Barack first came to Kenya he slept in a small camping bed in my flat" "I once drove Barack in my battered beetle here in Kenya. 27 years later he gave me a ride in the Beast. Poverty is not an excuse for failure. Everyone can succeed. Do something!" Credit- linda Ikeji

Boko Haram Fails In Another Attempt To Capture Home Town Of COAS

Boko Haram terrorists have failed in their latest attempt to capture Buratai, Borno State, the home town of Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj-Gen. Tukur Buratai and also the location of a military camp. The Director Army Public Relations (DAPR) Col. Sani Usman, who confirmed this in a short message Tuesday noted that this is about the fourth time since February 2014 the dreaded group has attacked Buratai. Usman said that the terrorist invaders had...

38 People Dead: Boko Haram Members On The Run, Chadian Forces In Pursuit

The Chadian army has launched a “major operation” to flush out Boko Haram jihadists from islands in Lake Chad, sparking violent clashes on Monday between soldiers and the Islamic State-affiliated group. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will, meanwhile, travel to neighbouring Cameroon on Wednesday for talks on combating the regional threat posed by the extremist group, whose six-year insurgency has claimed 13,000 lives and caused about 1.5 million people to flee their homes. On Monday, “violent clashes” raged near...

PDP Spent N2.5bn, APC N728m During Election Campaigns – Report

A report by Compliance and Content Monitoring Ltd (CCM) has revealed that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Party (APC) spent a combined N3.23 billion on political campaign advertisements for this year’s general elections, according to a report at the weekend. According to the report PDP spent for about N2.5 billion (77 per cent) and APC spent N728 million (23 per cent). CCM said the media advertisements were placed on radio, television, press...

Bobby Brown will Not Get Any Part of the Fortune Whitney, Bobbi Kristina Left Behind

Bobbi Kristina was set to inherit at least $20 million when Whitney Houston died, but there were strings attached and it looks like most of that fortune will be determined by Whitney's wishes ... not her daughter's. Accordng to News We got from TMZ: We've seen a copy of Whitney's will, which established a trust in which Bobbi Kristina got 1/10 of Whitney's estate when she turned 21. Bobbi Kristina was set to get 1/6 of...

Court Refuses To Stop Probe Of Ekweremadu, Others

A Federal High Court in Abuja has refused to stop the police from continuing investigation of the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu and others over alleged forgery of the Senate 2015 Standing Rules. Justice Gabriel Kolawole yesterday refused an ex-parte application filed by Senator Prince Gilbert Emeka Nnaji which sought to restrain the police from proceeding with the investigation and making public the report of the inquiry. Nnaji requested interim orders to restrain the...

Gaddafi’s Son Sentenced To Death

A court in Libya has sentenced Saif al-Islam, the most prominent son of Libya's slain leader Muammar Gaddafi, to death by firing squad. He was sentenced in absentia on Tuesday by a court in the capital, Tripoli, along with eight other senior members of the former regime, which was overthrown in 2011. They were accused of war crimes and suppressing peaceful protests during the revolution, a state prosecutor said in early June. The trial...

PMB Seeks Senate’s Confirmation Of Newly Appointed Service Chiefs

The Senate on Tuesday announced the receipt of a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari, requesting the confirmation of Service Chiefs, recently appointed by him. President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, read the letter at plenary as the Red Chamber resumed after five weeds recess. Saraki said that the letter for confirmation of the appointments was in accordance with the provisions of Section18 (1) of the Armed Forces Act, 2004. Read More: vanguardngr

House Crisis: Reps Adopt APC’s Zoning Formular

A make or mar meeting between opposing factions of All Progressives Congress members in the House of Representatives, ended early Tuesday with the two sides adopting an earlier directive from the APC leadership on the zoning of key leadership positions. The party had zoned the positions in a letter to the speaker, Yakubu Dogara, on June 23. In the letter, the party presented Femi Gbajabiamila (South-West) as the house leader; Ado Doguwa (North-West) as deputy...

Late Bobbi Kristina Had History of Falling Asleep Wasted in Bathtubs

Bobbi Kristina got extremely drunk the night before her mom died, fell asleep in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and flooded the room ... and it could be critical evidence in the homicide investigation. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Bobbi was partying with Whitney Houston at the Beverly Hilton bar and got drunk and unruly. Bobbi Kristina went up to her room, drew a bath and fell asleep in the tub ... intoxicated. By the time she...

Over 250,000 Barrels Of Oil Siphoned Daily, PMB Raises Alarm

President Muhammadu Buhari has raised the alarm that oil theft continues at the moment with an average of more than 250,000 barrels being siphoned daily. Speaking yesterday on the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) programme tagged “Good Morning Nigeria”, Buhari promised  that he would soon ensure that those committing that crime against Nigeria are faced with facts and prosecuted. He said crude was  being illegally loaded from the country’s terminals by unpatriotic Nigerians that only...

Tyrese Blasts Urban Radio For Not Playing His Song

White radio will ONLY play R&B/Soul if it's performed by white guys ... so claims the black guy who has the #1 R&B/Soul album ... Tyrese. Tyrese does not mince words ... he says he can't get white radio DJ's to play his single "Shame" to save his life ... it's only played on black stations. He then ups the ante, claiming white radio would love "Shame" if it was performed by Justin Timberlake, Sam Smith or Robin Thicke.

Woman Who Accused Bill Clinton Of Sexual Harassment Launches Anti-Hillary Website

A woman who has claimed she was sexually assaulted by Bill Clinton during his presidency in 1993 is going after his wife with a website chronicling 'a scandal a day' – and she's looking for more sex-harassment victims. Kathleen Willey testified in a lawsuit brought by Paula Jones against the former president that he groped her and kissed her in a small room near the Oval Office. The Clintons and their lawyers disputed that claim. But...

Nick Gordon Learnt About Bobbi Kristina’s Death Over The Internet… Releases Press Statement

Bobbi Kristina Brown's boyfriend Nick Gordon learned of the 22-year-old's death over the internet, according to reports. An insider told Us Weekly that Nick learned of Bobbi's death "just like everyone else did, from the internet" as he was in Florida with his mother at the time the news broke. Nick had been banned from seeing Bobbi Kristina and earlier this month he was served with $10 million lawsuit, accusing him of being violent towards her...

Army To Establish Motorcycle Battalion To Combat Terrorism

The Nigerian Army is considering setting up of a special force that will use motorcycles to check the activities of terrorists. The new battalion, when established will complement efforts of the ground troops. It has been learnt that the Motorcycle Battalion will be a special unit out of the initiative of the army chief, Major General Tukur Buratai, in his efforts to wipe out Boko Haram within the shortest possible time. Reports say that the new...

Earthquake Hits Indonesia

The U.S. Geological Survey said a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit Indonesia’s Papua region on Tuesday. It said the quake struck inland, some 244 kilometres west of the provincial capital of Jayapura. No tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of deaths or damage. Credit: NAN

More On Obama’s Speech During AU Visit

Closing a historic visit to Africa, President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged the continent's leaders to prioritize creating jobs and opportunity for the next generation of young people or risk sacrificing future economic potential to further instability and disorder. He said the "urgent task" of generating jobs for a population that is expected to double to...

Obama Addresses AU, Emphasizes On Human Rights

Barack Obama arrived at African Union headquarters Tuesday, where he will become the first US president to address the 54-member continental bloc, at the end of a tour focused on corruption, rights and security. In his speech, President Obama addresses climate change, security, food security, human rights and democracy. Details on his speech will be brought soon...

Rihanna And Lewis Hamilton Dating?

Lewis, 30, has cooled things off with model Kendall Jenner so he can give the singing star his full attention. Last Saturday he and Rihanna, 27, dined at New York restaurant Da Silvano before moving on to 1 OAK nightclub. They then went to her penthouse in the city to carry on partying into the early hours. Read More: 

News Alert!! Godswill Akpabio Emerges Senate Minority Leader

Former Governor of Akwa Ibom state, Godswill Akpabio has been named the minority? leader of the senate. THE CABLE reports that Akpabio was nominated by the south-south caucus of the PDP in the senate. His nomination, however, is against the standing rules of the senate, which exempts first-term senators from holding principal positions. More details later.

This Man Is CONVINCED He is Jesus Christ, Already Gaining Followers

An Australian man believes the Shroud of Turin proves he is the second coming of Jesus Christ - and he says the Vatican is convinced, too. Before we go any further, we have to explain what the shroud of Turin is. The Shroud of Turin is  a length of linen cloth bearing the image of a man who appears to have suffered physical trauma in a manner consistent with crucifixion. Many believe that the image on...

Jihadi John Flees ISIS?

British terrorist “Jihadi John” has reportedly left  ISIS, fearing for his life after being identified six months earlier as a Kuwaiti-born Londoner from a well-to-do family. Jihadi John left because the terrorist organization might drop him "like a stone or worse if they feel he is no longer of any use to them," according to a source for the British news outlet, the Daily Express. The Daily Express report has not been confirmed by government...

Committee Threatens Sanctions Against Violent House Of Reps Members

As members of the House of Representatives resume plenary on Tuesday, the Adhoc Committee on Code of Conduct has warned returning members to behave orderly. Plenary was cut short the last time the House sat on June 25 when some members attempted to seize the mace leading to a free-for-all fight between members loyal to Speaker Yakubu Dogara and Femi Gbajabiamila. After the fracas, Mr. Dogara postponed plenary to July 28. The ad hoc...

NASS Crisis: I’ll Crush All Opposition, Mostly APC Members – Speaker Dogara Warns

Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Monday, July 27, 2015, warned all members of the parliament, mostly, members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), who are against his leadership, to conduct themselves orderly as the parliament resumes, otherwise, they would be severely dealt with. According to Daily Independent, Members of the APC Loyalist Group had been at dagger drawn with the speaker over the allocation of the Principal Officers seats meant for the...

Flood Wreaks Havoc In Anambra

Awka and Onitsha, the capital and commercial nerve centre of Anambra state, were yesterday heavily impacted by flood following torrential rains that lasted from the early hours of Sunday to yesterday. By yesterday afternoon, the flood had pulled down a residential building at Udoka Estate and submerged another at Ngozika Estate in Awka. The flood also made Awka Ring Road leading to Nibo impassable. The flood, which made the Obibia River to overflow across the road,...

A Minister In GEJ’s Govt Stole $6Billion – Gov. Oshiomole Alleges

Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomole has alleged that a minister that served in former president Jonathan's administration stole a whooping $6billion. Governor Oshiomole made the allegation while speaking to state house correspondents after a meeting with President Buhari today. He said American officials made the alleged fraud known to the Buhari led delegation during the state visit to the US last week. "PDP destroyed the country. I mean from the lips of American officials; senior officials of the...

Tribunal Dimisses Wike’s Bid To Relocate Election Tribunal To Rivers

The Rivers State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, has dismissed an application by Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, seeking an order relocating its venue to Rivers. In a ruling, the three-man panel led by Justice Muazu Pindiga, dismissed the application on the ground that the tribunal had power to sit in Abuja, following security challenges in the state. The tribunal also held that the composition of the tribunal was not in any way defective...

Boko Haram: President Buhari To Visit Cameroon

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to neighbouring Cameroon on Wednesday for talks with that country's President Paul Biya on combatting the regional threat from Boko Haram, Nigerian officials said. "President Buhari is going to Cameroon on Wednesday. He will hold talks with President Biya on arrival on Wednesday and the issue of Boko Haram will be central in their discussion," presidential spokesman Femi Adesina said. Since his inauguration on May 29, Buhari has...

A Lot Of Knowledgeable Nigerians Have Been Compromised, Buhari Explains Why It Is Taking Time To Appoint Ministers

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Buhari has once again explained why it is taking him time to appoint ministers, saying that a lot of knowledgeable Nigerians fit for the position have been compromised and it is very risky to appoint such people into office. He explained that appointing ministers who will be taking instructions from ‘powerful people’ outside the cabinet will take Nigeria back to square one and that is part of what...

Eve & Billionaire Husband Maximillion Cooper Enjoy a Family Vacation in Barbados

Grammy award winner Eve and billionaire husband Maximillion Cooper got engaged on Christmas Day in 2013 and wedded in June 2014 in Ibiza, Spain. They were on Sunday papped enjoying a family vacation in Barbados. The 36-year-old rapper wore a white two-piece with a scalloped top while on holiday with Gumball 3000 co-founder Maximillion and his four children from a previous marriage. Eve was in the driver's seat of a Yamaha jet ski with Maximillion, 43, right behind...

Bobbi Kristina’s Autopsy Shows No Evidence Of Foul Play

There are no obvious signs someone tried to kill Bobbi Kristina ... this according to the preliminary autopsy results. According to the Fulton County Medical Examiner, the autopsy shows "no obvious underlying cause of death."  The Medical Examiner goes on to say, "no significant injuries were noted." Short story ... this could help Nick Gordon, who has been under the police microscope from the get-go. The report says there were no previously unknown medical conditions that could...

States To Repay Bailout Loans From Allocations

It has been revealed that the bailout package being prepared by the Central Bank of Nigeria for the 36 states of the federation is to be deducted from their statutory allocations. On Monday revealed that some state governors had started visiting the central bank to discuss modalities on how and when the funds would be released. It was gathered that the CBN would release the package to the states as concessionary loans to be repaid over a longer period...

Crude oil falls below $54, threatens Nigeria’s savings

The global benchmark crude oil hit $53.33 per barrel on Monday, threatening the expected accretion to Nigeria’s Excess Crude Account this year. The steep decline in oil prices had forced the National Assembly to settle for $53 per barrel as the oil benchmark price for this year’s budget, down from $65 proposed by the...

Forgery Scandal: Lawan group heads for court again

Senators opposed to the leadership of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, operating on the platform of a group called Senate Unity Forum, on Monday filed a fresh suit at Federal High Court in Abuja, seeking the nullification of the inauguration of the 8th Senate carried out by the management of the National Assembly, on June 9.

Buhari: I won’t make persons who lack integrity ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said he would not make compromised citizens and ‘hostages’ ministers. “We will try as much as possible to avoid appointing hostages; by this, I mean people who have been in the system but compromised their personal and professional integrity, Buhari said on Monday in a live programme, Good Morning Nigeria, on...

US officials told us Jonathan’s minister stole $6bn —Oshiomhole

Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, on Monday, said the Peoples Democratic Party government of former President Goodluck Jonathan had destroyed the country. Oshiomhole, who was on the entourage of President Muhammadu Buhari to the United States, said Nigeria had in Buhari a President who talked with confidence unlike “a President that is blabbing and...

Buhari In Closed Door Meeting Over NASS Crisis

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in a closed door meeting with members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the House of Representatives. Present at the meeting is the Speaker of the House of Representative, Hon. Yakubu Dogara and the former party minority leader, Femi Gbajabiamila. The meeting is to afford the President an opportunity to wade in to the crisis that is rocking the house of representatives. This meeting marks the first time that the president would...

Chadian Army Smokes Out Boko Haram Militants Hiding On Lake Chad Islands

Heavy fighting broke out Monday between the Chadian army and Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadists, security and local sources said. "Violent clashes" are under way near Baga Sola, one of the main Chadian towns in the lake that straddles Chad, Cameroon, Nigeria and Niger, a Chadian security source said, adding that Chadian forces had earlier "intercepted fleeing Boko Haram elements" around 20 kilometres (12 miles) to the southeast. A source close to the...

Diezani Alison-Madueke Critically Ill In A London Hospital

Some family members of the immediate past minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke have appealed to Nigerians, especially her critics to let her be. Mrs Allison-Madueke is said to be in a critical condition from an undisclosed ailment in a London hospital. “Our daughter has been in hospital where is receiving treatment for some weeks now. She is currently under close medical observation. We learnt that the observation means that she has been unable to see anyone outside...

Shocking !!! Baby Disappears During Naming Ceremony In Ogun State

An eight month old baby identified as Hezekiah Opeyemi Ogundele mysteriously disappeared during a naming ceremony held at Inuosegba community in Abeokuta Ogun state yesterday July 26th. According to The Nation, Hezekiah's brother had taken the baby to the naming ceremony and within minutes, the toddler disappeared. A search party was immediately formed but they were unable to find the baby. What they found instead was a building close to the venue of the ceremony where...

EFCC Arraigns Six Persons For N31m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, July 24, 2015, arraigned six persons before Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of the Lagos High Court, Ikeja on a 17 count charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing and forgery. The six accused persons – Festus Onile, Olawale Garuba, Abiodun Afainiya, Jayeola Afolabi David, Yewande Adeyemi and Adetoun Kammal, were arrested by the Commission sequel to a petition from a new generation bank which alleged fraudulent transfers and withdrawals of...

Hacker Shuts Down ‘New York Magazine’ Over Alleged Bill Cosby Cover Story

Shortly after New York Magazine unveiled its attention-grabbing Bill Cosby cover story entitled “Cosby: The Women,” from a painstaking result of six months of interviews and careful planning, their entire site was abruptly taken offline by an anonymous hacker. Soon afterwards, critics began pointing some accusing comments on Cosby, alleging his conivance with the hacker who took down the site. However, The hacker, known only as ThreatKing, said he did not care about Bill Cosby but hates the...

Admission Cut Off Marks: SERAP Sues JAMB, UNILAG

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project(SERAP) has dragged the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board and the University of Lagos to court over “outrageous cut-off marks decisions”. The organization is seeking an order stopping JAMB, UNILAG and others from implementing the decision. The suit number FHC/L/CS/1139/2015 filed today at the Federal High Court By Adetokunbo Mumuni on behalf of SERAP and three applicants affected by the cut-off marks decision, the Applicants contend that “the provisions of Section 5(1)(c)(iii) of the...

Bobbi Kristina Brown To Be Buried Next To Her Late Mom Whitney Houston This Week

Bobbi Kristina Brown lost her six month battle to live last night after she was found unresponsive in her bath tub at home. Family sources now say that the 22-year-old will be laid to rest in New Jersey, next to her beloved mother Whitney Houston. Her body will be flown to New Jersey following a funeral service in Atlanta so she can be laid to rest alongside the singer. Whitney Houston died in February 2012 and was buried...

Femi Adeshina : Now That The Phones Are Ringing……. By Sunday Osanyintuyi

As a trained journalist, I don't take lightly issues around my first constituency, media. I handle media issues and industry related matters with great passion. It is so because our positions and thoughts have immense impacts on nation building. Among the first news items and opinions read yesterday was an article by a senior colleague, Dr Reuben Abati, (Media & Publicity) assistant to the immediate past president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, PhD. Hear oga Reuben “As...

#AkwaIbom Election Tribunal: The 12 Weeks Show of Shame and Absurdity for The Forensics Exercise

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.