Wednesday, 24 August 2016

'I handed over the best Nigerian government to Buhari' - GEJ says

In a recent statement, former president Jonathan said he handed over the best Nigerian government, and the largest economy in Africa to president Buhari. Read other things he said after the cut...
“I took over a Nigeria that was the second largest economy in Africa with a GDP of $270.5 billion in 2009, I handed over a Nigeria that had grown to become the largest economy in Africa and the 24th largest economy in the World, with a GDP of $574 billion.
I inherited a Nigeria in which the trains were not working, and handed over a Nigeria in which citizens can safely travel by trains again.

I inherited a Nigeria that was a net importer of cement, and handed over a Nigeria that is a net exporter of cement.

In 2009, the richest Nigerian was the 5th richest man in Africa, but I handed over a Nigeria that produced the richest man in Africa.

The former President stated that democracy will continue to grow in the African continent if leaders value the process of elections more than the product of the process.

Even in the 2015 general elections in my country, Nigeria, there was potential for major crisis if I was not a President duly elected by the will of the people.

The campaigns leading to the elections almost polarized the country into Christian vs Muslims and North vs South divide. Most World leaders were worried that our elections will result into major crisis.

Some pundits even from here in the United States said that those elections would spell the end of Nigeria and that we would cease to exist as a nation because of the polls.

That is where the leadership question comes into play. As a leader that was duly elected by the people, I considered the people’s interest first.

How do I manage my people to avoid killings and destruction of properties?

With the interest of the people propelling all the decisions I took, we were able to sail through.

Indeed, we sail through because I refused to interfere with the independence of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, having appointed a man I had never met in my life to run it.
My philosophy was simple. For elections to be credible, I as a leader, must value the process more than the product of the process. And the citizens must have confidence in the electoral body”.
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Shallow Grave Found In Home Of Pastor Arrested For Chaining His Son And 27 Others

The police in Lagos yesterday claimed that shallow graves were discovered at the residence of 70-year-old Prophet Emmanuel Adeyemi arrested for chaining his son and 27 others.

Police Commissioner Fatai Owoseni who confirmed the allegation said the place was raided following a tip-off that the suspect traded human parts to ritualists.

He claimed that Adeyemi who was arrested alongside his first wife on Friday, buried some dead persons in the swamps and three others at his residence.
Owoseni said, “We got a tip-off that they were people he buried in that compound and he confirmed it during interrogation. 
“Because the area is swampy, the suspect had allegedly buried some people in the swamp and about three others in the house. 
“When we asked him of their identities he said it was some of his patients that were brought to his home from the hospital, after they were given up for dead, who finally died in his care and were buried in the swamp. 
“When we also queried him on the claims that he used the body parts of the deceased to sell to ritualists, he swore that he was only a traditional healer and not a human parts seller.”
Owoseni said Adeyemi was earlier invited for questioning after it was discovered that he put his son in chains.

The Commissioner said the suspect claimed he chained the teenager, Toba Adedoyin Adeyemi in order to cure him from stealing.
He said: “When we got information that a teenager was locked up in a house, the area G Commander invited the suspect, who claimed that his son was known for stealing and so he locked him up in chains to cure him of stealing. 
“While we were still on that case, we got another credible tip off that there were other people chained up in that same house. Of course, we carried out a raid and confirmed the allegation to be true. 
“But before then, we had contacted the Lagos State Government because we don’t have the facility to keep the rescued persons. His claims now that he was arrested is that he is a herbalist, but why didn’t he tell us that when we first invited him to the station over locking up his stepson? He only told us that he wanted to cure his son of stealing.”
It was gathered that one of the victims who was feeble and had sores was currently on admission at a hospital, while the others were moved to the state rehabilitation centre.
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More Adorable Photos Of Actress Daniella Okeke And Her Look-alike Mum

The actress and business woman have been sharing really lovely photos with her mum. In case you missed it, see the first set we published. More after the cut....
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Tiwa Savage Dazzles In New Photos

She's quite the fashionista. More below...
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Charly Boy Reveals His Alter Ego And How He Communicate With The Dead | Photos

Controversial Nigerian singer reveals his four personalities and how he is able to communicate with the dead. Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa aka Charly boy is a well-known Nigerian singer/songwriter, television presenter, publisher and producer.

He is also one of Nigeria’s most controversial entertainers due to his alternative lifestyle, and views on political and societal issues.

On August 23, he posted a picture of himself in dramatic make-up while tying a red wrapper, possible portraying a native doctor like image. His caption in the photo revealed that four personalities that dwell in his body.

The four personalities are: “Charles Emeka Oputa, the guy you’re having this conversation with. The phenomenon you know as CharlyBoy, Linda my feminine alter ego and Odudubariba the spiritual warrior.”

Adding that, “I keep reinventing myself as I keep circumventing, even though I have taken a beating from foes, the Nigerian army, the police ect ect I have kept on ticking, because my words and ways have inspired millions of youths to be themselves to never allow anybody kill their dreams.

“Because of me, many Naija youths never gave up on themselves or their dream. I have been teaching them, how to keep it real. And I have shown them that they can't afford to compromise their dream bcos some idiot don't get it. Yes I will for ever keep transforming because am a student of life. As long as I have my young exceptional youths as my friend I will never run out of steam, I will never grow old. I will always be a Boy at heart. CharlyBoy is a vitality brand. The rest is drama, welcome to my world. F-k the rest.”
He also posted more pictures from the shoot explaining the other two people dressed in white are his virgins and they “help me communicate with all my dearly departed. They can translate the message of the dead.”

He is married to African-American singer and fashion designer, Diane Oputa
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Funke Akindele And Singer JJC Skillz Secretly Wed In London

Newly confirmed reports making rounds on line is that Actress Funke Akindele is married.

The thespian popularly known as Jenifa now referred to as Funke Akindele Bello (FAB) is officially married to her Boo,singer and music producer Abdulrasheed Bello A.k.a JJC.

The wedding took place Yesterday Tuesday August 23rd in London and thereafter a dinner was organised and guests -mostly close family and close friends-were invited to celebrate with the couple.

Amongst the guests were JJC’s sister and her son in law Tunde Babalola who attended with his wife and son.

Recall that news of the actress’ engagement broke in February while she was on set in Lekki, Lagos.
The actress has since yesterday being giving off hints on snap chat on her new status. Her husband Abdulrasheed Bello also wished Her happy birthday saying:
“Happy birthday @funkejenifaakindele aka FAB. Many happy returns. May all your days be filled with love, and happiness. You’ll find peace in your home, work, body, mind and soul. You’ll never lack. Health and wealth is your potion. Long life and prosperity. Stay blessed my best friend😘” 
This is Funke Akindele’s 2nd marriage. The actress who confirmed she is celebrating her 39th birthday today separated from her ex-husband- Kehinde Almaroof Oloyede in 2013 after less than one year of marriage.

This may be why her new relationship was kept away from the public eye until it was made official. JJC skillz on the other hand has kids from other women but is saying ‘I do’ for the first time.

Congrats to them!
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Photos of actress Bukky Wright and her son Ojay Wright

 Mother and child pictured at the Lagos @ 50 celebration which took place last weekend.
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Photo: Ali baba shows off his pet dogs named after (OBJ, Abacha, IBB, Obama)

Comedian Ali Baba shared the photo above showing some of his pet dogs and revealed that he named them after different world leaders (Both past & present). Ali Baba claims that former Nigerian President Obasanjo, was aware and impressed that he had a dog named after him. Read below.
"My dogs and I back in the day. Must have had like 12 at a particular point in time. Interesting time. That time I mean. I had traveled and returned at night, but was too tired to relate with them. OBJ, the big Alsatian was the head of the pack. Then Obama was the big black and white Great Dane, the Alsatian on the bummer was Thatcher. Thatcher must have given me like 18 puppies. In her good days (X120k per puppy) the ridge back by Thatcher was called Madiba. It arrived from South Africa on the birthday of Mandela

 The Second Harlequin Great Dane was named after Queen Amina... But the fiercest of my odds were Chaka, IBB AND Abacha. They took no prisoners. In fact, if I gave you anything I had used before, like shoes or clothes,my advice is not to wear them to my home. Because if Chaka, or Abacha caught a whiff of that item on you... You will not like yourself. They were my trusted securities and my friend. One time in LEKKI, 1997 or so, a guy scaled the fence into my compound in the night. I was woken up to a shouts of "Oga come o!!!!!"  
"Oga I am finished!" And Usman my maiguard was having a good laugh. At 2am! The petty thief was on the roof of my V-Boot. I was more scared for his life than he was of it. Because then we had Chaka, Ghadaffi and Clinton. Those who new these dogs will testify to their brutality. Go ask@basorge_tariah and@officialbunmidavies... But with hind sight now, I am just thanking God. Yes oooo! O have to thank God ooo. That it was not now, that I named my dogs after any sitting president and foreign leaders. In fact, Obasanjo himself was very impressed years later when his friend that brought me a gift from Baba, told him how a dog called OBJ in Ali Baba's house nearly killed him. Baba used to warn my wife then, that if she ever decided to have a dog meal, she should not touch OBJ... But then again, OBJ had a different kind of personality and a high sense of humor. Everyone can not be the same. So I understand. An that is all I have to say."
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Photos: Petrol tanker explodes in Edo state, kills many

Many people were killed and about 4 houses razed after a petrol tanker exploded at Upper Mission junction along the Benin-Auchi express road in Edo state this morning.

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After 24 Years Of Marriage, Pastor Welcomes A Set Of Twins In Owerri (Photo)

"There is always light at the end of tunnel"... A hearty congratulations to a pastor and his wife who after 24 years of marriage -welcomed their first set of twins... Rev. Godwin Ogoh of Jesus The Way and Fire Ministry, Owerri and his wife -are pictured proudly carrying their set of twins during their dedication last Sunday..

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