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=> Boko Haram kills up to 100 in Borno – Punch

More than 100 people were killed by Boko Haram terrorists in a deadly attack on Dalori village in Borno state. According to the Nigerian army, the insurgents used different ways to kill the innocent indigenes of the small village.
The army stated that the “insurgents came in two Golf cars, motorcycles, started opening fire and burning houses,” on the night of Saturday, January 30.
In the afternoon of today Sunday, January 31, the military added that
it was not just a direct attack on the people that the Boko Haram
members used, that they also deployed 3 different suicide bombers to
blow themselves up before the residents could escape.
Premium Times learnt that the terrorists were on rampage for almost 4
hours in which as many as 100 of the innocent residents were killed.
Information also had it that 35 dead bodies were initially brought to
the Maiduguri Specialists Hospital, while another 70 were later
deposited to become 105 dead bodies.
=> Nigerian Professor Wins $100,000 AU Award – DailyTrust

A Nigerian, Professor Umezurika Opata, yesterday emerged winner of the
African Union Kwame Nkrumah Continental Scientific Award in the field of
Life and Earth Science.
The $100,000 award was conferred on Opara during the 26th Session of the AU Assembly of Heads of State and Government
held at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
South African Professor Tenello Nyokong equally got the $100,000 award in the field of Basic Science Technology and Innovation.
ceremony was moderated by the AU Commissioner for Human Resources,
Science and Technology Martial De Paul Ikounga, who explained that the
Kwame Nkrumah Continental Scientific Awards was awarded at three levels –
national, regional and continental–to honour African men and women in
science who distinguished themselves by their contributions to African
development through their work in the field of research and training.READ FULL NEWS

 =>Shiite-Army-Clash: Amina Shot In Her Private Part – Vanguard

In the aftermath of the bloody clash between members of the Shiite sect
and the military recently, Ben Agande who has been following the
development, travelled to Zaria and captured the mood of some of the
injured members of the sect still on admission at the Ahmadu Bello
University Teaching Hospital.
For Mohammed Abdulkareem, a Senior
Secondary School 3 student, life as he had known it in the last fourteen
years will never be the same again. He was shot multiple times as he
backed off from the Shiite headquarters when the Nigerian army invaded
the place to drive out members of the sect who had earlier barricaded
the Zaria-Sokoto road and prevented the chief of army staff from passing
through. He sustained gun shots to his leg which left him with a
fractured femur. The gun shot to his back exited though his abdomen
leaving a large wound that was encased in a huge plastic when Vanguard
visited him on his hospital bed at the Ahmadu Bello University Hospital.

» ‘Give us Kanu or we’ll blow up a ship and kill the crew’ – Biafra ex-militants – Naij.com

A group of supposedly former militants has hijacked a ship off the
Bakassi Peninsula coastline and threatened to blow it up along with its
foreign crew if the detained Director of Radio Biafra and Leader of the
Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu is not released.
The group of hijackers has given the federal government a 31-day
ultimatum to release Kanu or deal with a destroyed ship and murdered
The militants said they enjoy the support of local residents and of pro-Biafra agitators in the area.
The group’s spokesman, identified only as General Ben, even said the
militants might not wait for the expiration of the 31-day ultimatum to
carry out their murderous threat.
“We cannot wait till the end of the 31 days to tell the federal
government that we are serious. The vessel and the crew are in our

“Any noise, any delay from government, we will blow up
everything. We will blow the vessel and everybody in the vessel will go
the so-called general said.

 => Father Mbaka Moved To A New Parish As Assistant Parish Priest- Sunnews

Eze Madumere is the Deputy Governor of Imo State. Before his election
as Deputy Governor, he has been Chief of Staff to Owelle Rochas
Okorocha. In this interview, Madumere refutes reports that Imo State
Government owes civil servants arrears of salaries. He also votes for
an indivisible Nigeria, Sam Egburonu reports
Where is widespread
belief that Imo State Government still owes civil servants several
months despite the bailout from the Federal Government. Was the bailout
for clearing of outstanding salaries not enough or as some state
governments, like Ekiti State are saying, there was no bailout in the
first place but quarterly allocation to the state?
Imo State
government owes no salaries. His Excellency, the Governor of Imo State
before December approved the arrears of salaries of MDAs, including
parastatals and even paid December salaries in advance. So, whosoever
that is still discussing non-payment of salaries does so in bad faith.

 => Man accuses Nigerian Senator of infecting his ex-wife with HIV (photos) – Naij.com

When Ekenulo’s ex-wife died, he took to his Facebook page to write an
open letter to the Senator. Read thge content of the open letter below:
This is to inform you that Chief, lolo, Ezinne, Mrs Ukachi
deceived her out of her marriage, with fake promise to marry her is
DEAD; isn’t her blood on your head?

The photos of senator Uzodinma, Ekenulo’s ex-wife and how she was buried…..as shared by Ekenulo

How do you feel that in the recent years, 2 married women and one
other single girl you were meddling with and dating, have died of
illnesses arising from HIV complications??

Recall the suit I filed against you in federal high court Lagos
sometime ago on this vexed issue of infecting ukachi with HIV VIRUS
which I didn’t pursue further following the intervention of certain
common friends of ours but with the demise of ukachi arising from HIV/
AIDS and kidney complications I may have to return to court , if not for
any other thing, for the world to know how ukachi’s journey to death , a
wicked death ,a shameful death, a premature and painful death started
in your hands.


=> I control over N200 bn but can’t build a house, CBN director laments -Vanguard
ABUJA – A director with the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Alhaji
Muhammadu Kabiru Nuhu-Koko,has attributed the slow pace of the country’s
economic growth to unwillingness of Nigerians to dump selfish desires
for national interest.
This came as he regretted that a large number of Nigerians were
splashing huge sums of money on the Ghanaian economy, in their bid to
seek western knowledge at the detriment of the growth of their country.
Nuhu-Koko, who said until there was a drastic change of attitudes,
the country’s quest to find itself among the top 20 economies of the
world remain a mere dream, said discipline instilled on him by the
nation’s apex bank had made him not to live outside his income.
Alhaji Nuhu-Koko, who is the Head, Project Planning and Implementation
Division of the CBN, said he was in control of over N200 billion in
his departmental budget but can’t boast of not only N20 million in his
account but also a house of his own.
=> -Nigerianeye

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will this week interrogate
at least 16 military officers as part of its investigations into $2.1bn
arms scandal.
It was learnt on Saturday that among those to be quizzed were the
immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh (retd.)
and a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal MD Umar (retd.).

It was also gathered that a former Director of Production and the
Defence Headquarters, Air Vice Marshal O. T. Oguntoyinbo would be
quizzed too.
Another source said that invitations would be sent to those concerned
early in the week and they would be required to appear before the
commission on or before Friday.
Findings showed that the officers were in the second batch of military
officers that would be interrogated by the anti-graft agency.
It was gathered that the EFCC would investigate more military personnel
recommended for probe by a presidential panel on arms probe.


=>IcePrince Loved Up With Ronke Tiamiyu, Another Woman In New Photos

The lady is named Ronke Tiamiyu. Has Ice Prince finally moved on from his cheating girlfriend Maima?  


=> Wale Responds To Fans Calling Olamide A Homosexual For Wearing Sandals

While some Americans and African-Americans were on Wale’s page
displaying their ignorance of African culture, Nigerians and Wale were
having non of that as they quickly launched attacks on the people
calling Olamide “gay”.
See the response Wale gave one of them 

=> Peter Okoye & Eto’o Off To Turkey In Private Jet(Photos)

Peter Okoye who is delving into football management has been hanging out
with Cameroonian football star, Samuel Eto’o for weeks.They are now off
to Turkey for the football star’s game today.

=> Men not reliable, I prefer sex toys – Tinsel actress, Joju Maryam Muse- Dailypost

Tinsel star, Joju Maryam Muse, has disclosed that sex toys are more reliable and trustworthy than most boyfriends.Muse, who is still single, said most African men cannot stand a woman who is more successful than them.
a recent chat with New Telegraph, the model and budding songstress
hinted that she would rather satisfy her sexual urge with her own hands
or employ the use of sex toys.
the use of sex toys to avoid multiple sexual partners, she said, “A lot
of people mistake using sex toys for an addiction to masturbation but
to me, it’s not an addiction.
“Addiction to masturbation is when
you allow the act to control your life. But we will only be silly as
human beings to deny some facts. Even animals touch themselves; it would
only be hypocritical for a human being to say, ‘I don’t touch myself’
or to say that he or she hasn’t used a sex toy before.




=> Military Battles Insurgents In Maiduguri, Many Killed – Punch

Several people have been reportedly killed as the military engaged militants suspected to be members of Boko Haram sect in a fierce gun battle that reportedly lasted for hours on Saturday.
The insurgents were said to have attacked Dalori and Walori villages, on outskirts of Maiduguri, at around some minutes past 7pm on Saturday night.
Dalori village is a few kilometres away from an Internally Displaced Persons camp, which is said to be the most populous IDP camp in the country.
Sources said Boko Haram insurgents usually mounted surprise attacks at that hour of the day, as they had studied the movement of the military.
Residents, including students of the University of Maiduguri, were said to have scampered for safety while the gunfire lasted and explosion rocked the area.
Sources in Maiduguri told our correspondent that fighting was still on going at the time of this report at 10pm. “The fighting started at around 7.30pm but we don’t know how many people have been killed or injured,” the source said.READ FULL NEWS….

=>  Nigerian Without A Degree Builds Mini Aircraft (Pictures & Video) – ChannelsTV

The power of the mind and how much it can achieve is seen in the act of Aghogho, a young man without a degree, who read how aircrafts are made and brought it to life.
“I have not been to any school, I do my research at home” Aghogho said.
Aghogho’s first aircraft flew in 1999 with many setbacks since then
After many failures, he started to think there was something spiritual about things that fly
According to Elbert Hubbard, in these days, a man who says a thing cannot be done is quite apt to be interrupted by someone doing it.
There is much the mind can achieve if we go after the information we need to do whatever we want to do.
Aghogho has become a ray of hope for many; young and old in his communityREAD FULL NEWS

 =>Explosion Hits Agip Pipeline In Bayelsa- The Nation
Explosion has again rocked a major pipeline in the Niger Delta region, a few days after an attack on oil and gas pipelines in the Gbaramatu kingdom
Delta state, dealt a deadly blow on the economy.
This time the attack occurred on a pipeline owned by the Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC) in Brass Local Government Area, Bayelsa State.
‎Persons suspected to be unrepentant militants were said to have attacked the pipeline located along Orukari, Golubokiri and Kpongbokiri communities in Brass
Panic was said to have gripped the communities following the disposition of the government against acts capable of worsening the bleeding economy.
It was learnt that the attackers committed the heinous economic crime on Thursday night.READ FULL NEWS

»  Lassa fever: Two die in Nasarawa, one under surveillance- Punch

No fewer than two persons have been confirmed dead at the Dalhatu Specialist Hospital in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital, following the outbreak of Lassa fever in the state.
The state commissioner for health, Dr Daniel Iya, confirmed the incident in Lafia during a public hearing organised by the Nasarawa State House of Assembly’s committee on health.
Iya disclosed that one victim was still under surveillance while another has been discharged.
He said the state did not have an isolation unit but only isolation rooms at the DASH, adding that there was no single isolation unit for the treatment of Lassa fever across the state.
The commissioner also hinted that Governor Umaru Al-Makura had already released the sum of N5.9m to control the spread of the virus across the state, promising to build an isolation unit in the state capital to effectively isolate and treat persons affected with the virus.
He said, “We have already bought 2000 injections of Ribavirin, 1000 tablets of Rivabirin and we are tracking about 130 persons in the state.”


 => Biafra: ‘It’s better for Nigeria to remain an indivisible entity’- Imo State Deputy Governor – The Nation

Prince Eze Madumere is the Deputy Governor of Imo State. Before his election as Deputy Governor, he has been Chief of Staff to Owelle Rochas Okorocha. In this interview, Madumere refutes reports that Imo State Government owes civil servants arrears of salaries. He also votes for an indivisible Nigeria, Sam Egburonu reports
Where is widespread belief that Imo State Government still owes civil servants several months despite the bailout from the Federal Government. Was the bailout for clearing of outstanding salaries not enough or as some state governments, like Ekiti State are saying, there was no bailout in the first place but quarterly allocation to the state?
Imo State government owes no salaries. His Excellency, the Governor of Imo State before December approved the arrears of salaries of MDAs, including parastatals and even paid December salaries in advance. So, whosoever that is still discussing non-payment of salaries does so in bad faith.

 => Nigeria declares French compulsory for all students

Students from primary to tertiary institutions will henceforth learn French language compulsorily, the federal government said at the weekend.
It said it will embark on intensive training of more French teachers in its bid to make it the nation’s second official language.
The Minister of State for Education, Prof Anthony Anwukah, stated these in Abuja yesterday when the French Ambassador to Nigeria, Denys Gaver, paid him a courtesy call.
Anwukah said: “French language is a matter of necessity. We have to because we have Cameroon, Niger, Chad, Benin Republic, Togo Guinea, and Ivory Coast surrounding us and so there is need for us to get more Nigerians to become proficient in French language.
“This is good for the continent; it is good for us as a nation. It is good for our brothers at the borders because it will enable us to communicate with them effectively.

=> $2.1billion Arms Deal: ‘Don’t drag my sons in the mud’ – Obanikoro – Nigerianeye

Former Minister Musiliu Obanikoro yesterday sought to rubbish media reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) traced N4.7billion believed to be from the $2.1billion slush funds from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) to the account of a company in which his two sons –Gbolahan and Babajide – are directors.
The money was allegedly paid in tranches into the Diamond Bank account of Sylvan McNamara Limited.
Responding to the reports through his media aide, Jonathan Eze, Obanikoro challenged the EFCC to publish the names of directors of the company.
He wondered why his sons whom he called thorough bred professionals in their own rights could be so maligned when it would not have cost the media much to verify from the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) the directors of the company at the time the transactions were made.
He urged the EFCC to be straight and above board in its investigations while avoiding speculations and conjectures infringing on the fundamental human rights of his sons.
Obanikoro said: “Associating my sons to the Sylvan McNamara account that allegedly received funds from the office of the embattled National security Adviser is highly preposterous and unthinkable.
“I am particularly amazed by the fact that trials and investigations are being done using the media unconventionally just to satisfy the cravings of political entities who are desperate to rub my hard earned reputation in the mud.”READ FULL NEWS….

=> How To Boost Power Sector – Fashola Reveals
– Leadership

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN, has explained that the new Multi Year Tariff Order due to commence on February 1, was aimed at correcting the whole system in the entire value chain of the power sector and remained the most viable means to achieve steady power supply in the country.
Fashola, who spoke in an interview with media men at the site of the 2 X 60 MVA 132/33 KV Sub-Station Kukwaba Power Project during a continuation of the nationwide inspection, verification and fact finding tour of projects under his ministry, said the ready acceptance of the new Tariff Order would also galvanize the sector and boost Power Sector investments which would in turn usher in more development in the country .
Responding to a question from one of the journalists who wanted to know if investors with interest in smaller Power Plants still had a role and a market in the Power Sector given the bigger Generating Plants inspected in the course of the tour, the Minister who took time to differentiate between the two Power Plants and a number of Transmission Sub Stations inspected said investors would only come into the Sector if the pricing was right.

=> Nigerian Starlet Iheanacho scores hat-trick, And Ighalo strikes again

Iheanacho’s brace in the first half gave the opposition the perfect start to this comprehensive victory against an abysmal Villa side on their own ground.
He later secured his first hat-trick for the Etihad outfit in the rout. Iheanacho scored his first from the first corner of the game snatching home Fernando’s headed goal-bound ball on the line.
The second via a penatly awarded after Bacuna was adjudged to have shoved Raheem Sterling. Iheanacho scored his hat-trick when he ran into an empty space before beating Guzan at leisure.
His acrobat overhead kick led to the fourth with sterling bundling in to complete the rout.

Nigerian striker, Odion Ighalo’s late goal put his team to the fifth round after coming on as a late substitute, his 15th goal of the season.
The match was full of efforts and endeavours, but with little quality. The home team came into the match having conceded only once in their last five games and equally less effective scoring goals, Watford on the other hand were neat and purposeful but missed the predatory instinct of the Nigerian.
Ighalo made the difference when he eventually came on by capitalising on Kelvin Wilson mis-kick to drive in the decisive goal.



=>Actress Cossy Orjaikor Mother, Chinyelo Orjiakor, ‘Braxton-Jayis’: Immigration Office –

Meet Cossy Orjiakor’s Mum Who Is A Rastafarian & Immigration Officer (photos)
Immigration officer cum Raggae artist,Chinyelo Orjiakor a.k.a Braxton Jayis the biological mother of busty Nollywood actress and music artiste, Cossy Orjiakor.
The Delta state based, Braxton Jay who once spoke exclusively with a Newseveryhour.com reporter when she visited Lagos, just like her daughter, music has been her passion a long time ago but according to her she needed to go and learn the rudiments first inorder to produce quality music and also make enough money to start off my music career.
“ I have been nursing my passion for the music industry before now but due to lack of sponsorship, I had to delay my ambition for music until now that I’m able to finance myself, and I also had to learn a little bit about the art”, says Chinyelo who is a passionate believer in Reggae and its culture.

=> Pastor with stolen car says it’s God’s blessng – Punch

Remember when Skales alleged that he was the one that wrote Wizkid’s hit songs which resulted in a twitter fight. Even skales girlfriend joined in to defend her man. Well, it looks like they have both eaten humble pie.
Skales shared this picture of the two of them at Toolz and Tunde’s wedding today.
Fans are happy and are already asking for a dope song from them.
At least some people are burying the hatchet this yearSOURCE

=> Celebrity Couples At Toolz & Tunde’s Wedding(pics)

Today being one of the celebrity weddings of the year, celebrity couples stepped out in their best for Tolu Oniru and Tunde Demuren’s traditional wedding..
Ubi Franklin and Lilian Esoro,Sound Sultan and wife, Gbenro Ajigbade and Osas Ighodaro and Dolapo Oni and Prince Sijuade…Tee A and wife.. and more….

=> Aww… Toyin Aimakhu Still Cares about Estranged Husband Adeniyi Johnson (Snapshots)- LailasBlog

Yoruba actress Toyin Aimakhu started 2016 with a warning to her fans that if any of them ever talked about her estranged husband Adeniyi Johnson or her marriage, they were going to get blocked.
Fast forward to 30 days later, Toyin is liking a pic on her estranged husband’s IG page.
Last two Fridays, January 22nd while on a movie set in Abeokuta, Adeniyi Johnson was attacked by armed robbers. They had stormed the movie location and robbed the cast and crew of their valuables. According to an eyewitness, the armed robbers even threatened to shoot Adeniyi Johnson because he boldly looked at them.
Adeniyi later took to his IG page to thank fans for all their calls and messages after the robbery attack and this beautiful thing happened.


=> Why I bought brand new Toyota Matrix for my daughter —Pasuma
Fuji star, Wasiu Alabi Pasuma, has explained why he surprised his daughter, Wasilat Odetola, with a brand new Toyota Matrix on her 25th birthday, saying that he could not have wished for another wonderful daughter.
Pasuma said he remains grateful to God for giving him a beautiful daughter.
Wasilat who is Pasuma’s first daughter was full of joy when her father presented her the brand new car in the presence of her friends and family members who came out to celebrate with her.
In a special birthday message to her on Instagram, Pasuma wrote, “Having you as my daughter is my greatest accomplishment and I didn’t even do a thing. You did it all, just by being you. I don’t know what I did in a previous life to deserve you as my daughter in this lifetime.Whatever it was, it must have been incredible.

=>Toolz And Tunde Demuren’s Traditional Wedding Photos Yesterday- LailasBlog

Tunde Demuren is traditionally wedding his boo, media personality Tolu Oniru akaToolz, today in Lagos. Check out the excited groom with his friends.

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