28 May 2016


Comedian Seyi Law, is lots of wishes to make and achieve in life before he attains his old age and still young, he wants to make the best out of life.
The comedian recently sat on a bed worth N45 million and this made him think fast with a good wish down his mind that God should bless him to bless others.


Well, it was all about having fun on the pitch as various stars across Africa and the world, came to grace the Yobo’s testimonial match which took place on the 27th of May, 2016.
Rather than see the game between Team Nigeria and Team World as a do or die affair, the players took the match as a means of show casing their talents after a long while and one of those who enjoyed his game more was legendary Austin Jay Jay Okocha.

WARNING: The 11 things you should delete from your Facebook page now

Tool: Social media Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Tool: Social media Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
With over 1.49bn users, Facebook is one of the most powerful influencers in the world.
But with anything that powerful, you have to be careful how you deal with it.

'I thought it was a woman’s handbag pressing into my backside... but someone was groping me – hard' - Woman's horror at being groped on Luas

Like most women, I’ve put up with my fair share of casual sexual harassment whether it’s White Van Man and his trademark wolf-whistling or Creepy Crotch guy who feels justified pressing his

Woman who tailgated ambulance to avoid rush-hour traffic told gardai her cousin was in the back of the ambulance

Sharon McDonough.
Sharon McDonough.
A female driver who tailgated an ambulance through rush-hour traffic told gardai who stopped her that it was her cousin in the back of the ambulance.

What happened to Samuel Eto’o after honouring Yobo in PH is totally shocking

Linda Ikeji reports that Eto’o who had arrived in the country on his private jet, was denied approval to fly out immediately after the game.
The Airport authority claimed he didn’t have permission to land at the Port Harcourt airport and fined him.
A source said after paying the fine, his plane was still not allowed to fly, up until late last night.
Team Nigeria defeated Team World 5-4, in front of over 10,000 spectators as stars light up the Adokiye Amiesimaka stadium in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital.

I’ll pay workers not on strike, Fayose tells labour

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has said the state government will pay salary only to workers not on strike from the little monthly allocation that came from Abuja.
He also opined that embarking on strike was not the solution to the poor resources available to the government that had led to irregular payment of salary in the last few months.

UK-based Nigerian pastor accused of embezzling church funds

A church in the UK has accused their pastor of embezzling church funds A yet-to-be-identified church in the UK, recently had cause to gather in accusation of their pastor.

I have not reconciled with Pastor Chris Oyakhilome – Anita

Anita, the former wife of the founder of the Christ Embassy, otherwise known as Believers’ Loveworld, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has denied the social media reports that she had reconciled with her estranged husband.

Return our loot or get ready for protest – CD warns British government

The Campaign for Democracy on Friday asked the British Government to return Nigeria’s looted fund in its custody or be ready to face massive protest.
It said the funds would serve as a means of supporting President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration on corruption.
The group in a statement by its President, Ifeanyi Odili, and Secretary, Abdulahi Jabi, said it agreed with the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, who described Nigeria as a fantastically corrupt nation, but noted that the British government allegedly encouraged corruption in Nigeria.
The statement reads, “We put it to the British Government and other international communities that they are guilty of aiding and abetting Nigerian and other African leaders to perpetrate this act of criminality.
“They receive and convert all the ill-gotten wealth from Nigeria to boost their economic fortunes, by conspiring to protecting and hiding the identities of the looters.
“By virtue of local and international laws, receivers of any proceed of corruption or stealing is culpable and should be prosecuted accordingly.”
The group further asked the British Government to tender an unreserved apology to the people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as a sovereign nation because funds meant to develop the country were being channelled into the British economy by corrupt leaders.
The group said, “What can be more corrupt than the inhuman treatment meted out to the African man than these aforementioned crimes against humanity?
“It is very critical to understand the policy drive of the new administration in Nigeria under President Buhari to repatriate all the looted funds in the custody of the international communities.”

Another man murders his wife in Lagos

A man, whose identity was given as James Kafaru Esougi, Friday, allegedly murdered his wife in her sleep in Lagos State.
The tragic incident occurred at their No 8 Araromi Street, Egbeda residence.

Ondo APC in crisis as Minister, party chairman fight over superiority

Fresh crisis is brewing in the All Progressives Congress , (APC ) in Ondo State following an alleged face off between the chairman of the party in the state, Honorable Isaac Kekemeke and the Minister of state for Niger Delta affairs, Professor Cladius Daramola.
The duo reportedly engaged in a confrontation at Senator Tayo Alasoadura’s residence in Akure, the State capital during the minister’s condolence visit to the senator, who recently lost his wife to the cold hands of death.
Trouble had started when Kekemeke, on sighting the Minister, who had just granted interview to journalists, started shouting “Baba”.
It was gathered that the chairman approached the Minister and started argument about who is the leader of the party in the state.
Kekemeke reportedly told the Minister that irrespective of his position at the Federal level, he must give due respect to him as the chairman of the party, describing himself as the number one party man in the state.
DAILY POST gathered that the argument became messy when the special assistant to the Minister, Hon. Nat Adojutelegan intervened and asked that the chairman should let go of the wrist of the Minister.
It took the intervention of some party members present to stop “boys” from the secretariat from beating up the Minister and his special assistant.
While explaining the issue on one of the social media platforms of the party, APC Youth league platform, Hon. Adojutelegan alleged that the chairman was very rude to the Minister.
He said “the honourable minister of state, Prof. Claudius Omoleye Daramola came from Abuja yesterday morning to pay a condolence visit to Senator Tayo Alasoadura.
“After commiserating with Senator Alasoadura, the honourable minister stopped outside the building to grant a short interview to correspondents from Adaba Radio and The Nation Newspaper.
“Mr. D.I.Kekemeke, the Chairman, and some thugs charged into the compound as the honourable minister was concluding the interview.
“He saw me and I greeted him warmly. He then saw the minister and greeted him by shouting “Baba! Baba!!” loudly. Mr. Kekemeke was quite rude and condescending in the manner he called “Baba! Baba” repeatedly
“The minister tried to play down the embarrassment but Mr. Kekemeke responded by holding the minister’s wrist, apparently playing to the gallery, and saying “I am the number one person in the state!”, “I am your leader”.
“He made these statements repeatedly to the minster. The minister disregarded the insults and jokingly told the Chairman that he would be fined.
“It is noteworthy that the Chairman continued to hold the minister’s wrist throughout this period.
“While holding the minister’s wrist, he responded to the joke by rudely saying repeatedly aloud “mewa ministers o to be!”
“At this stage, I stepped in as the insults were getting out of hand and told the Chairman that he was rude to the honourable minister.
“The Chairman responded to me by saying “you’re a great Party man, you should know that “I am number one.” That statement led to an argument between us
“The Chairman attempted to push me in the chest, and his thugs reacted by attempting to assault me physically. I wondered whether the Chairman has trained his thugs on when to react or whether they spoke in signs.
“The situation was calm until the Chairman made the disgraceful movement to hit me, which brought about the reaction of his thugs.
“I have never hit another person in my life, but I have always been capable of defending myself. I reasonably believe that those who know me and Mr. Kekemeke very well will know the one whose version of events represents the whole truth”, Hon Adojutelegan explained.
One of the party faithful, who does not want his name mentioned said “since the Minister has not been contending any position with the state chairman of the party in any form, one would have expected the chairman to give honour to the Minister who is representing the presidency.
“This put to question the chairman’s capability to provide the needed leadership and steer the ship of the party to victory in the forthcoming governorship election in the state.”
Meanwhile, calls made to Kekemeke to get his reactions proved abortive as he was not picking calls as at the time of filing this report.

Fani-Kayode, nightmare to Aso Rock

Editor’s note: The detention of former minister of aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been prominent in the media for the past few days. Jude Ndukwe states the main

Ondo Governorship Poll: My agitation on Akure Agenda is only for pride – Deji of Akure

Ahead of the November 26 election, the Deji of Akure Kingdom, Oba Aladelusi Aladetoyinbo has been the leading voice clamouring that the next governor of Ondo State should be an Akure indigene. But in this Interview with ABIODUN BADEJO, the monarch explained why he decided to shelve his agitation that the next governor must come from his kingdom. Experts
Kabiyesi, you have been on the throne for about one year now, how is the journey so far?
I can’t deceive you, I love it! There is peace in Akure and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience on the throne so far.
What moves are you taking to make sure the traditional institution become more relevant in government and unite other communities under your kingdom?
I even started before the Ooni of Ife, but being that I am of a low cadre, that is why you don’t hear about it. I have been going round within Akure Division, visiting all the Obas in my division so that we can come together and have a formidable voice in this oncoming regime. The way traditional rulers are being treated in the country is as a result of the bane in our constitution. There are no substantial provisions for us in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Supposing I want to travel out of Akure today, I must inform the chairman of my local government. The chairman must give me permission, which is not supposed to be. We are proposing that in pursuit of any amendment to the constitution, all the traditional rulers should come together and ensure that we are parts of governance.
How will you rate the development in the Old Akure Division with what we have now in modern Ondo State?
There is no doubt about our tremendous development; I have to commend the present regime. It has transformed Akure to be a quintessential capital city. I must commend Governor Olusegun Mimiko: Akure has become a Mega City within the state, so to speak. The transformation has been great and he can still do better.

If an Akure indigene had become the governor, would you have rated him better than the incumbent governor?
He might, but if he does what this present government does, we are still going to commend him as an Akure man.

You have been leading the voices that the next governor of the state must be an Akure indigene but your recent comment during the visit of one of the PDP governorship aspirants to your palace, where you said any zone can produce the next governor, created confusion in the state, can you simply clarify yourself?
Yes, like I said, in all my interviews before, I was agitating for Akure Division for governor, but when I realized that this present governor, Olusegun Mimiko is not even from Akure and he has performed wonders, I now changed my mind that anybody can be governor provided he continues with the works of this present regime. Anybody from any part of the state can succeed Mimiko as long as there is continuity of the Caring Heart policies. Now, because of his efforts, the way he transformed Akure, I now
realized that anybody that will keep on with the work of the present regime could be governor, and that is Akure indigene inclusive. We have our sons and daughters too who could be governors and follow the footsteps of the incumbent governor.
Are you withdrawing your support for the Old Akure Division to produce the next governor?
No! When I considered the fact that the present governor is not from Akure, if we put another non-indigene there, he might as well do good; what I am looking forward to is somebody that will continue with his programmes and not derail his programmes. So, that is why I said that even the person is not from Akure, let him continue with his programmes and transform Akure better than the present regime. But I will still prefer to see that an Akure son or daughter is the next
Akure was chosen out of the 18 Local Governments to be the state capital; do you feel the Akure people are still being marginalized?
So, all we should have now is the state capital? Everybody enjoys the state capital; all over the state, they all come here to enjoy all the amenities. If you go to Ijapo, Alagbaka: they are non-indigenes. What I am saying is: if Akure becomes the next governor, there will be some kind of impacts within the communities and division at large. Even, for us to be the next governor will be a pride that Akure Division eventually becomes elected as a governor. We have been neglected for so long; we are part of the state. Idanre, Ifedore, Akure North are not the capital but they are parts of Akure division; but the state capital belongs to everybody, it belongs to the state at large. Nevertheless, if we have our man there, we will experience some impacts: he will give us pride and bring some more development to the state.
What does Akure lack apart from the agitation to have their indigene as the next governor?
What about the traditional rulers being upgraded? Since the state was created in 1976, we had four first class Obas: two from this division, one from Ondo Division and one from Owo Division. But now, we still
have two first class obas in Akure Division whereas if you go to Akoko Division, they have about 10 first classs Obas; and in the Ondo South, they have about 13 first class Obas. All these things bring development. If they want to distribute wealth to traditional rulers, 10 will go to Akoko, 13 will go to the south but only two will come here. We have always had two since 1976 while the north and the south that had one each then have had tremendous increases. This is what I am saying; it is because we never had a governor. When late Governor Adebayo Adefarati was there, he promoted all the traditional rulers; Governor Agagu was there, he promoted all his traditional rulers. This is part of development.

What efforts are you making in getting all the monarchs in this division promoted to First Class Obaship grade?
We have been going around, holding meetings so that the next governor will listen to our yearning. It is when we have one voice that we can achieve this. Whether Akure man or Akoko man or whosoever
becomes governor we will go to him, tell him our problems and if we have one voice, (remember we in the central have voting strength), we will tell him this is what we want, will you do it for us? Even if the governor is from Akure, we are still going to ask him. The traditional rulers have been lacking and they have to be upgraded.
What are the steps you have taken so far to ensure an Akure man becomes the next governor of the state?
For the Akure man to be the next governor, like I have told you, it is not a do or die affair. I have already shelved that because when I compare Mimiko with others in other states, Mimiko has been helping us. Like I said, it is just for the pride, because it looks like we are being cheated. Whatever belongs to you, whether it is one naira, if it is not given to you, you can fight for it despite the fact that one naira would not do you anything, but for you to be carried along. I know if the next governor should continue on the programmes of the present regime, everybody will enjoy him whether he is from the north, central or south. But it should be our pride if an Akure man becomes the next governor.
We have major political parties in the state and if none of the three fails to pick any of Akure indigene as its candidate but a minor party gives its ticket to an indigene of your domain, will such indigene still have your support?
I don’t want to waste my vote. I will better go with a party that I believe can win the poll. Mimiko has been great, so I will support him.

Governors that can’t pay salaries should resign – Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, yesterday distanced himself from the decision of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) to cut staff strength of the public service as a way out of the current economic challenges facing the nation.
Governor Fayose said that the decision could not have represented the collective will of the NGF, alleging that: “It could at best be described as an agenda of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and its central government, which appears to be clueless about revamping the Nigerian economy.”
Fayose, who stated categorically that Ekiti State should be counted out of such arrangement, insisted; “I like to restate that workers remain critical stakeholders in governance in Nigeria and as such, their rights and privileges must be protected and guaranteed at all times in the spirit and letters of the Nigerian Constitution, particularly the fundamental objectives and directive principles of state policy.
“It’s painful that a Government which indulged in propaganda and promised to alleviate the sufferings of Nigerians could consider the idea of retrenching workers within its first six months in office alongside the withdrawal of subsidy on petroleum products.
“It’s a known fact that some state Governors plunged their states into huge debts very carelessly and recklessly thus mortgaging the lives and souls of their states.
“There is therefore no moral justification for a resort to job cut. The social implications of laying off workers at this critical period include social crimes like robbery, suicide and all sorts of malfeasance.”
According to him, governors must go and engage with their people, through interactions on the way forward.
Continuing, Fayose stated that “sate governors and parties that cannot cope with basic obligations particularly payment of workers salaries may want to step down for more competent manager.
“State governors must ensure drastic reduction of costs of governance especially those of pleasure for such executives; central and state governments must cut down on foreign travels and huge estacodes; and we all must look inwardly for alternative means of sourcing revenue rather that resort to borrowing.”

Soldiers invade Tompolo’s birthplace, initiate mass arrests in search for ‘avengers’

More details emerge on the anti-avengers operation by the Nigerian military in Oporoza, a settlement in Gbaramatu kingdom of Delta state

A resident contacted journalists and reported mass arrests and brutalising of the locals  – The operation took place in the community where Tompolo, an ex leader of militants who is on the run, hails from An anti-militant operation took place at the Delta community of Oporoza in the early hours of Saturday, May 28. 
The invasion was an apparent reaction to the series of pipelines’ destruction by the new militant group called Niger Delta Avengers (NDA). Raphael Gbenekama, a resident of the area Gbaramatu kingdom, spoke with a reporter of PremiumTimes from a hideout, gave some insights on the Saturday’s military operation.

Sahara Reporters ✔ ‎@SaharaReporters FLASH: The Nigerian military early today invaded Oporoza, arriving there in at least 4 warships in search of Niger Delta Avengers 5:16 AM - 28 May 2016

According to him, over seven gunboats brought armed soldiers to the community. The military men were shooting sporadically and beating up residents. The local also claimed mass arrests took place in the settlement. “As I speak with you, I am in the bush where I am taking refuge. The whole community have fled and those who could not run have been rounded up and arrested, but I can tell you that we do not habour criminals, our people are innocent. 

“We have a vigilante group that we put in place to ensure that militants do not infiltrate our communities,” the resident said. Gbenekama said the settlement had nothing to do with the militants. 

He urged the Buhari administration to call off the soldiers and focus on protecting civilians, instead of forcing them off their homes. “I really cannot say their mission. We are a very peaceful community. 
They should leave us alone. We are not even talking of lack of development and lack of social amenities,” Gbenekama concluded. Efforst to contact Isa Ado, a spokesperson for the joint military force in the Niger Delta, were unsuccessful at the time of publishing the present report.

It would be noted that three attacks on oil and gas installations in Nigeria were registered in the past three days. Facilities in Delta and Bayelsa states were damaged and destroyed. The NDA claimed responsibility for all of them, and threatened to ‘shock the world’ with more acts of vandalism. Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, hails from the community invaded on May 28. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission declared him wanted on February 11, 2016. The Nigerian authorities might also want to check his connection with the ‘avengers’.