Saturday, 28 November 2015

Fleeing Kidnappers free Siasia’s mother 

Kidnappers have freed Mrs Beauty Ogere Siasia, the mother of former interna­tional and national coach of the Under- 23 National Team, Samson Siasia. According to reports Mrs Siasia was said to have been abandoned by the kidnappers along the East- West road to escape from the Anti-kidnapping squad that were pursuing them The Police Public Relations Officer ( PPRO) Mr Ansim Butwats who confirmed the release of Mrs Siasia said the Police have inten­sified efforts to arrest the kidnappers. “Madam Beauty Siasia, who was abducted on the 16 November, 2015, was abandoned by her abductors along the East West Road, at about 0130hrs, 28 November, 2015, due to a hot pursuit by the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Police Command.
She is hale and hearty and has been reunited with her family. The Police have intensified efforts to arrest the fleeing suspects”
It would be recalled that three kidnappers took Ogere Siasia from the family home in Bayelsa SState in the oil-rich Niger Delta, where kidnappings for ransom are frequent.
Siasia, who is in Senegal with his squad for the Confederation of African Football Under-23 Championship, told the BBC he was happy his mother had been freed safely and reunited with her family.
“It’s been a crazy two weeks, but I would like to say thank you to the NFF and everyone involved in the safe return of my mother”
“We’ve already spoken and she’s happy to be home,” he told BBC Sport.
“It’s been a crazy two weeks, but I would like to say thank you to the NFF and everyone involved in the safe return of my mother.
“Now I can completely focus on the business here, doing well at this tourna­ment would be a perfect way to thank Nigerians for their love.”
The kidnappers had initially demanded 150 million naira (US$750,000), but subsequently reduced their demand to 50 million naira (US$250,000), and 35 million naira (US$175,000) for the release of the 72-year-old. Although Mrs Siasia was released early on Saturday, it is not clear if a ransom was paid.

Buhari destroying Nigeria’s image for cheap global recognition – Fayose

Fayose bEkiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described the last six months of President Mohammadu Buhari’s administration as that of “deceitful change,” lamenting that the President was destroying the image of Nigeria and its people for cheap international recognition.
The governor, who also described the claim by the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, that the ministry did not have details of any fund recovered from officials of the immediate past government of Dr Goodluck Jonathan, as a vindication of his position that the President was not saying the truth, said Nigerians must ask the President where the so-called looted fund was paid and who made the payments.
He said; “If the Ministry of Finance is not aware of any recovered fund, it is either those who purportedly made the refund did so by loading cash into Ghana-Must-Go bags and dropping the bags in the President’s bedroom or the fund was lodged into the Central Bank without records.”
Speaking through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said “the only areas President Buhari has recorded tremendous achievements are areas of political persecution, disobedience of court order and desperate bid to turn the country to a one-party state as evident in the Kogi State election, which the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), headed by Buhari’s kinsman staged managed and muddled up.”
He said, “in the last six months, a section of the judiciary has been so openly manipulated by the Buhari’s administration such that different judgments were given in similar cases, with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) getting negative judgments while the All Progressives Congress (APC) secured positive judgements in cases with similar facts and evidence.”
While sympathising with Nigerians, who he said were deceived to vote for the APC and were now bearing the brunt of the six months of Buhari’s administration’s cluelessness, Governor Fayose said; “It is painful that Nigerians are being made to suffer great hardships from fuel scarcity, thousands of people are still being killed in the North by Boko Haram, Chibok Girls are still not found, power supply has dropped, and above all; the unity of the country is being threatened as admitted by the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, yet all our President does is junketing around the globe.”
Speaking further, the governor said; “Honestly, this change promised by President Buhari and his party, APC is nothing other than ‘one chance change’ and this has been attested to even by highly respected international news media.
“For instance, Bloomberg, in a report two days ago said hopes have fizzled in Buhari’s ability to turn around Nigeria and that money that flowed into stocks and bonds in Nigeria, which McKinsey & Co. says could become one of the world’s 20 biggest economies by 2030, is now fleeing as growth prospects diminish along with oil prices.
“Under President Buhari, the United States-based investment banking and financial services multinational J P Morgan ejected Nigeria from its Government Bond Index for Emerging Markets (GBI-EM) with effect from the end of October this year.
“Under Buhari, the future of workers are being threatened by the APC government plot to reduce minimum wage and retrench workers.
“Under Buhari, oil subsidy is to be removed next year January, thereby causing further hardship for the people.
“Under President Buhari, multi-national companies are laying-off thousands of workers while contractors working for the Federal Government have left their sites.
“Yet, what the President does is to junket from one country to another to cast aspersion on Nigeria and its people and one wonders how foreign investors will come to a country that its President says is peopled by rogues.”

N5, 000 Allowance To Unemployed Nigerians To Be Included In 2016 Budget – Minister

The payment of N5, 000 to unemployed Nigerians is being delayed because it was not captured in the 2015 budget, the Federal Government on Wednesday said.
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Barr. Solomon Darlong, who stated this during a visit to the All Progressive Congress national secretariat in Abuja, however, said government is making arrangement to effect the payment with effect from 2016.
Speaking with journalists, the minister said the government will fulfill all the campaign promises made to Nigerians during last elections.
“I want the youths to understand that every promise must be backed up by budgetary provision and our promise to pay N5, 000 is not contained in the 2015 budget. So, definitely, it is going to begin in 2016 as we have made budgetary allocations for that.
“We are committed to the campaign promises of creating jobs, providing wealth creation and combat poverty. We have embedded in our manifesto things that we are translating to reality.
“Some of the youth empowerment programmes that are ongoing, we are busy reviewing them to ensure that they are more viable and people oriented. We are also looking at the possibility of realigning some of them to our vision so that in the final analysis, it will add value to the people”.

APC Picks Yahaya Bello As Audu’s Replacement

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has picked Yahaya Bello as the party’s new candidate for Kogi governorship supplementary poll.
Yahaya Bello and Audu Abubakar
The choice of Bello as the party’s new candidate for the for the December 5 supplementary election in the state was reached after extensive consultations among big wigs of the party yesterday, November 27.

Goodbye Singlehood – 10 Signs You Have Found Your Heaven-Sent!

So how do you really know if this relationship is right for you? Here are a few ways to find out:
1. Moral support
When your friends and family want to see you and your partner together, there is something to savor. Sometimes outside perspective is needed to see things you are too close and emotionally invested in to appreciate or view clearly. Don’t base the value of your relationship on the opinion of others, but listen to the voices you love and respect.
2. Fair fights
When a fight does break out, it’s a clean one. Your arguments work toward resolving issues and solving problems while still appreciating each other’s feelings and needs.
3. New issues
Your issues are new issues. Past problems actually get worked out and don’t come back up to bite you. Old resentments don’t get brought up in new arguments, and old dirt doesn’t get thrown around in current conversations.
4. Hard work
You’re both willing to put in the work. You jump into action without skipping a beat, and you work on an issue until it’s over. No hesitations.
5. Growing together
You and your partner are evolving together emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Growing closer is easy and a natural course of your relationship.
6. Major change
You are both naturally changing for the better because you are happier being who you are this new way. Not because he asked you to change, and certainly not to keep him. Maybe you never wanted children, and now you can’t wait to be a parent with your partner. Or maybe he always needed his space, and now being away from you feels incomplete.
7. Life partners
You don’t see yourself or your life without him. And you know he feels the same way.
8. The L-word
“Love” rolls off the tongue effortlessly. You can’t imagine not saying it; that would hurt too much. You need to say it, you want to say it and it brings you joy. And it’s the same for him.
9. Spiritual connection
There’s just something cosmic that pulls you two back together when you drift apart. It’s unexplainable. But it’s there. And it’s always for the better for both of you.
10. Love is blind
You don’t see anyone else as a potential partner, and you’re not interested in building any kind of connection with another. No one comes close to the amazing person you have. Physical attraction may pop in and surprise you, but the desire for intimacy or emotional connection doesn’t develop.
Knowing when you are right where you should be can be difficult in the midst of it. Hindsight may be 20/20, and if you’re the type that doesn’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone, keep your eyes open and see what blessings you have in your love. Let this list encourage you to keep going and keep the faith when the road gets rough and blue skies go gray. You can build a beautiful home for yourself and your family when you appreciate everything and everyone in it.

Genevieve Nnaji, Ishaya Bako, Ben Murray Bruce, Onyeka Onwenu & More at the Abuja Premiere of “Road to Yesterday”

Genevieve Nnaji
Genevieve Nnaji
The movie ‘Road to Yesterday’ had its Abuja premiere on Wednesday, November 25th at the Silverbird Cinemas.
The audience were enthralled that Genevieve Nnaji staged a return by being the producer and the lead actor in the movie of the feature film by The Entertainment Network (TEN).
Genevieve plays the role of ‘Victoria’ the conflicted wife and mother while Oris Erhuero plays the role of ‘Izu’ the unloving husband.
Road to Yesterday is an epic love story, about a couple desperate to mend its marriage on a road trip to a relative’s funeral. However when memories and secrets from the past are revealed, a lot more is at stake than their relationship.
The movie is celebrated because all the talents which include the cast and crew are Nigerians. Some of them include Chioma ‘Chigul’ Omeruah and veteran Ebele Okaro while Ishaya Bako directed the movie.
Dignitaries that attended the event includes Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister for Information, Culture and Tourism; Senator Ben Murray Bruce, the founder of the Silverbird Group and Onyeka Onwenu.
See photos below.
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Chioma Omeruah (Chigul)
Chioma Omeruah
Ishaya Bako
Ishaya Bako
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Ben Murrary Bruce, Genevieve Nnaji, Chinny Onwugbenu & Ishaya Bako
Ben Murrary Bruce, Genevieve Nnaji, Chinny Onwugbenu & Ishaya Bako
Ben Murrary Bruce
Ben Murrary Bruce
Ben Murray Bruce, Lai Mohammed, Genevieve Nnaji & Ishaya Bako
Ben Murray Bruce, Lai Mohammed, Genevieve Nnaji & Ishaya Bako
Emil Garuba & Ishaya Bako
Emil Garuba & Ishaya Bako
The Premiere
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Don Jazzy Gives Out N120,000 As Souvenir At His Birthday Party

Judge Jazzy
Don Jazzy clocked 33 years yesterday and the Mavin boss held a little party to celebrate his day. Rumours have it that guests had a super amazing time.
Cool FM OAP, N6 shared on Instagram 6 notes of $100 and said though he can not disclose all that went down at the party, every guest went home with at least $600.
That is at least N120,000. Multiply by the at least 30 guests and you have N3.6 million being given out just on this “souvenir”.
Boss! 🙌.
When you know you have out-bossed
When you know you have out-bossed