Saturday, 15 November 2014

Faces @ Gov. Fayose's Surprise Birthday Party

People's governor and one of the best to happen to grassroot politics in Nigeria, Dr. Ayodele Peter Fayose who was a year older yesterday , Saturday, November 15th, 2014 got a surprise party in honour of his birthday.

The dynamic and workaholic governor was not ready for merry making because of the situation on ground, he has been running helter sketter to make sure he puts the state back on its feet owing to the monumental debt it's been plunged into by his immediate past predecessor but his committee of friends came up with something befitting in his honour.

The brief, low-key but classical shindig which was attended by few celebrities including the governor's erstwhile second-in-command, Mrs. Abiodun Olujimi held at the government house Ado Ekiti.

Other dignitaries that stormed the party are YemKem boss, Dr. Akintunde Ayeni, Fashionista, Princess Cynthia Andrew, Chief (Mrs.) Moji Ladeji, (the governor's London based sister) to mention but a few.

Below are some of the exclusive pictures from the shindig.

Faith Irabor

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Boko Haram Rubbishes Cease Fire Deal, Says “Even Chibok Girls Have Been Married Off”

The detail of the purported cease fire deal with the deadly Boko Haram sect which was celebrated by the federal government of Nigeria has been eventually released x-raying the extent of the lies and incapability of the President Jonathan-led administration. Below is the full transcript of the video clip released by “killed” Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau as published by Premium Times
. He spoke in Hausa but his speech was translated to English by our reporter, Ola Audu.

“Without wasting time, we hereby send a message to the tyrants of Nigeria and other infidels as well as their world tyrants as a whole in Hausa language.

“You people should understand that we only obey Allah, we tread the path of the Prophet. We hope to die on this path and get eternal rest in our graves, rise up in bliss before our Lord and enter Paradise (quotes from the Koran). Our goal is the Garden of Eternal Bliss. May Allah protect us.

“Oh you followers of constitution, have you forgotten your laws? Since the time we were preaching in Maiduguri, in your constitution in Section 8, verse (paragraph) 2 to 3, in your accursed book called Constitution, which became law for those who are not fair to themselves on earth.

“You shamelessly declared in your radio and newspapers that you were fighting those determined to establish an Islamic state.

“Because of that constitution that barred us from preaching in Maiduguri, we moved out and migrated as Allah ordained (quoting from the Koran).
“Have you forgotten that? And it is you today claiming we made truce with you? In what way did we make truce? Which kind of negotiation, with whom? That your Danladi, the infidel like you, who we will not spare and will decapitate if he falls into our hands today?

“Where do we know him, not to talk of him representing us? Who is Danladi on this earth?
“Allah knows everything. Allah is witness (quoting from the Koran).

“Therefore I tell you (that) we have not made ceasefire with anyone. Only battle, hitting, striking and killing with gun which we long for like tasty meal. This what we believe in and fight for.

“Our goal is to see only Koran being followed on earth. This is our focus.
“It is said Chadian President, Nigerian ambassador, the people of Cameroon and us met and agreed on a truce. How? Don’t you know we are still holding your German hostage, always crying. If we wish we hack him or slaughter him or shoot him. We fear no one but Allah. This is our job.

“When did we release Chibok schoolgirls that we seized, those that Shekau who is now talking, seized, brought them and kept them in the place he chose for more than six months now.

“Allah has proved too difficult for the infidel, Allah has proved too difficult for the tyrant, Allah has proved too difficult for the United States, Allah has proved too difficult for a plane called drone, bastard. Allah has proved too difficult for everyone. Allah is mightier than everyone.

“Surprisingly, if the women of Chibok, I mean the mothers of the Chibok schoolgirls and their fathers, if you know the condition your daughters are in today it could lead some to convert to Islam and some to die from grief.

“Don’t you know the over 200 Chibok schoolgirls have converted to Islam? They have now memorised two chapters of the Koran. They have seen themselves in the Books of Luke and John that Christians have corrupted the Bible. Girls from Chibok confessing Islam is the true religion! A six-grader, liars.

“We married them off. They are in their marital homes. (Laughter)
“Fury upon fury. Shekau can infuriate. It is said Shekau is leadership position. Which leadership? Do you think we are practising traditional monarchy? (Laughter). It is the same Shekau whose father is Muhammadu, his son is Muhammadu, his name is Abubakar. It is the same Shekau, he is still the one. Shekau, eat the heart of infidels since infidels want to disobey Allah.

“We did not negotiate with anyone. We did not negotiate with anyone. We did not negotiate with Chad. We did not negotiate with Cameroon. We did not negotiate with Nigeria. We did not negotiate with the Chadian ambassador. We did not negotiate with Africa. We did not negotiate with Asia. We did not negotiate with Europe. We did not negotiate with America. We did not negotiate with the United Nations.

“What is negotiation? We did not negotiate with anyone. It is a lie. It is a lie. We will not negotiate. What is our business with negotiation? Allah said we should not (quoting from the Koran).
“We follow the Koran. We will not be teased by any infidel. Now you don’t know what to do, you want to convince your leaders that are tired of you, that have realised your lies, including your Solomon Dalung, your Abdullahi Wase, your Senator Ndume.

“They are tired of you, they have realised you are deceiving them, you are playing with their intelligence, you just want to protect your own interests. It is bad for you.

“I’m only making this speech for those people who want to convert to Islam. I don’t care whatever you say. What is my business with you? Allah is my focus. I left my parents’ home. I left my mother and my father, I left my relations and joined those who want to practise Islam (quoting from the Koran). And you are trying to deceive people with negotiation.

“I thank Allah. I started with knife and today I have seized more than 20 of our armoured vehicles, they are in my possession.
“It is said Shekau is a position. Bravo to you Orator. Well done to you who studied in Israel. Well done to you the expert in Psychology, well done you expert in Biology, well done you believer in ‘I pledge to Nigeria my country’. This is what you said.

“You pledge to Nigeria your country. Right? Me, me Shekau I pledge to Allah my God. If you don’t know, today you will know.
“I pledge to Allah my God, to be faithful. This is Shekau. Idiot like you!

“This is just my speech in brief.
“You should repent and turn to Allah and follow the Koran. You should follow the Koran. You should follow the Koran. You are so unfortunate as to be preventing those who follow the Koran obeying Allah. “It is a lie. It is a lie. Whoever refuses to listen will be dealt with by Allah.”

Friday, 24 October 2014

NBL Shares Health Importance Of Beer @ Media Executives’ MBA Class

L-R-Agenmonmen, Malomo, Atinmo and Anozie

TPT's Toks Modupe leading the team

Cross section of the executive students @ the MBA class
Beer intake especially its reasonable daily consumption, before or after meal has been said to possess some vital supplements to aid human healthy lifestyle. This was brought to fore in the on-going 4-day lecture/seminar organized for media executives by the management of frontline brewer, Nigerian Breweries Limited.

Quoting a World Health Organisation source, a Professor of Human Nutrition from the University of Ibadan, Prof. Tola Atinmo who’s one of the resource persons that delivered papers at the seminar has come out to endorse a 60g intake which represents 1 to 2 bottles of beer as daily prescription by the World Health Organisation.

“With its contents, as analised by nutritionists, I think Beer can be a source of our healthy lifestyle, even the World Health Organisation-WHO prescribed a 60g intake which corresponds to 1 t0 2 bottles a day”, the erudite scholar told journalists at the symposium.

Tagged, Media Beer Academy-MBA and put together by one of the nation’s leading public relations gurus-Tokubo Modupe of TPT fame, the colloquium unveiled the ironic origin and history of the iconic alcohol beverage-Beer as well as x-raying some of its potential importance as a source of human well-being and livelihood if taken in moderation.

The 4-day seminar which kicked off on Wednesday, October 22nd is holding at the NBL’s Technical Learning Centre, Ibadan, Oyo State with revered and reputable nutritionists of long standing academic records from notable institutions of higher learning as resource persons.

The Media Beer Academy, has indeed been an interactive, educative and passion invoking session of select-few journalists from different media with a view to discussing the history of beer, its brewing process and above all its shocking inherent health value.

After the compulsory safety procedures at the Ibadan brewery which was conducted by a tiny voiced lady, Angel, the company’s Marketing Manager, Lager, eloquent Tony Agenmonmen who stood like the moderator introduced the Brewering Manager, Goke Adeyemi for the welcome speech, “why do we drink beer”, a discussion that led to an interesting video footages that told the story of beer as being the most wonderful discovery of all time.

The Brew Master of the Ibadan plant, Ben Anozie was no doubt a master of the game as he marshaled his presentation to deliver how Beer was discovered in former Sumeria now known as the Republic of Iraq by housewives in the 17th century while trying out a variety of natural drinks to impress and satisfy their families. What an irony you would say, the beer drink which is facing religious scrutiny today was discovered from Muslim predominant region and later became an integral part of the early churches.

The well-fed Brew Master, Anozie also shared some of NBL’s corporate social responsibility like supplying clean and super filtered drinkable water to various communities, construction of VVF hospital in the Northern part of the country, and above all the compnay’s economic importance to the society, ‘our company, NBL is not just a market leader in its industry but also cognizance of developments both in human capacity and environmental friendly projects”, he said.    

In his presentation, Prof. Olu Malomo of the Department of Food, Science & Technology, The Bells University of Technology, Ota x-rayed the contents of beer ingredients and emphasized its doctrine of being prepared under very very hygienic condition, “I can tell you everything about beer is hygienic, its preparation and even the water is purer than the ordinary one you buy outside and its contents are diet friendly.         

You can be assured that, beer has no fatty tendency as against the popular believe, at least it hasn’t been scientifically proven anywhere that, pot bellies are as a result of beer intake, in fact, the hash-tag on “beer bellies” should be corrected immediately, nothing like that, beer has been proven to have low calorie content, cholesterol free and capable of reducing blood pressure and it’s also rich in vitamin B as well as having high anti oxidants potency, Prof. Malomo delivered.

In his convincing presentation, the Nutritionist of note, Prof. Tola Atinmo analysed the contents of the four major ingredients of beer, water, barley, hops and yeast. According to him, beer contains 90% of water and we all know what water does to the body, it’s very good for everybody, Barley is a source of carbohydrates and it also contains a natural enzyme called Alpha Amylase which is a very vital ingredient and The Hops has the unique bitter taste and also serve as preservatives in beer while The Yeast is a living organism which can survive with or without oxygen. 

In Prof. Atinmo’s submission, all these vital contents in beer such as carbohydrates, protein, vitamins like folic acid, fiber, water, mineral, potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc which have been scientifically analysed by Nutritionists have given it out as having low calorie and has no ability to be a source of fat anywhere in human body. Beer doesn’t have high glacemic index, it’s anti oxidants which means it’s capable of preventing (not curing) some diseases like cancer and so on because of its polyphenol content. Its intake if moderately controlled can be a good diet supplement in our daily lifestyle, Prof. Atinmo concluded.

Meanwhile, the seminar continues as the executive students will soon be taken on a practical process of brewing beer at the Ibadan Plant.   

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Breaking! South Africa Returns Controversial Fire Arms' Loot...Apologises

The government of South Africa has returned the controversial monies which were smuggled into their country through back doors to purchase fire arms through a black market deal.

The country, we gathered must have been jittery and succumbed to the fact that, Nigerian government might decide to get her own pound of flesh via various South African investments hanging on our soil.

According to the information exclusively gathered by this office, the monies which were smuggled in batches totalling $15m (fifteen million US dollars) have been returned safe and sound to the Aso Rock Lord but it's fate is what no one can authoritatively vouch for.

It would be recalled that, a whopping $9.3m and $5.7m were "crookedly"  bandied to South Africa and illegally escorted by 2 Nigerians and an Isreali, the trio whose identities are still unknown.

The scandal has generated so much embarrassment in the diplomatic circle around the world but the Nigerian government seemed unperturbed banking on her alleged hold on the SA government.

No sooner had the SA government turned the offer to release the money down than words started flowing underground with the insinuations that, Nigeria might clamp down on South African investments on her soil if the controversial "loot" are not freed on time.

MTN, Multichoice, Shoprite to mention but a few are some of SA conglomerates that live large, feed fat and coasting home millions of dollars on daily basis to the disadvantage of Nigerian businesses.

The controversial $15m has been delivered safe and sound to the Nigerian soil but would the Jonathan-led government issue a statement for confirmation, time will tell.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Revealed! Asari Dokubo Fingered In $9.3m Arms' Deal...Reacts

The All Progressives Congress says ex-militant, Alhaji Mujaheed Dokubo-Asari, was involved in the $9.3m arms deal which led to the arrest of two Nigerians and an Israeli in South Africa.

The party, therefore, asked President Goodluck Jonathan to explain to Nigerians what Dokubo-Asari was doing on the plane where the money was found and confiscated by the South African authorities.
But Dokubo-Asari had distanced himself from the $9.3m botched arms deal.

The party said this in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday.
It said, therefore, that the Federal Government had a lot of questions to answer on the deal, including whether Dokubo-Asari was the contractor or the end user, who he was procuring arms for and for what purpose.

The APC said the questions became pertinent because even the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), who issued the end-user agreement for the purchase, “does not and cannot purchase arms for any of the armed services.”

The statement read in part, “Under our constitution, the NSA is an adviser and has no executive powers to deploy troops from any of the services or purchase arms for them. That the arms purported to be purchased from South Africa were ordered from the office of the NSA is nothing but a mere fabrication, and raises serious questions about the motive for the purchase.

“Nigerians will therefore like to know on whose behalf Asari Dokubo was purchasing arms. This is very crucial because Asari Dokubo has been threatening that Nigeria will not know peace if his benefactor, President Jonathan, is not re-elected. Therefore, Nigerians will like to know whether he has started stockpiling arms to make his threat a reality, since elections are due in a few months’ time.

“If these arms are meant to fight insurgency, as the government has claimed, what is Asari Dokubo’s business purchasing arms for the Nigerian military, if indeed they were for the military? Does it not occur to the Nigerian government that this man who once took arms against the state may not have jettisoned his sinister plan against the same state?”

The party said the President should also come clean on the $5.7m that was also seized by South Africa on Monday. He said Jonathan would so well by revealing the identities of the Nigerians that were arrested in South Africa.

Dokubo-Asari in a telephone interview with journalists from Saudi Arabia where he is presently performing the 2014 Hajj, said the last time he visited South Africa was in 2002 and could not have gone to any country without a visa.

He said, “Can you enter any country without a visa? No person can enter any country without a visa. Presently, I am in Saudi Arabia performing my Hajj as the Amirul Hajj of Bayelsa State and this can be confirmed. I flew Flynass from Kaduna on September 27. So, it is really a shame that Lai Mohammed who has defiled the name of Allah has become a pathological and award-winning liar.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Nigeria’s Bishop Oyedepo Leads World's Richest Pastors

A recent research carried out by Richestlifestyle has revealed that, men of God from Africa especially Nigeria are the richest of the world’s preachers. And leading the pack of the world’s richest pastors with a staggering networth of almost twice of the rest of the top 10, put-together is the founder of Living Faith Tabernacle otherwise known as Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo  who’s on the wanted list of the British authority for an alleged money laundering case.

Bishop Oyedepo is holding the record of the richest Pastor in the world followed by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, while T.B Joshua, Ashimolowo, and Chris Okotie made the 7th, 8th and 9th number respectively on the list. 

Below are the list..

1) David Oyedepo – Net worth: $150 Million (Nigeria)
Bishop David Oyedepo is the richest pastor in Nigeria and the world. He is the founder of the Living Faith World Outreach Ministry. Ever since he founded this ministry in 1981, it has grown to become one of Africa’s largest congregations. He hosts three services every Sunday in The Faith Tabernacle. This prosperous pastor owns private jets and homes in the US and the UK.

2) Chris Oyakhilome – Net worth: $50 Million (Nigeria)
Chris Oyakhilome’s church Christ Embassy has more than 40,000 members, several of whom are successful entrepreneurs and politicians. This pastor’s diversified interests include magazines, newspapers, a TV station, a record label, hotels, satellite TV and real estate.

3) Benny Hinn – Net worth: $42 Million (United States)
This Israeli-American televangelist earned wealth through his ministry and evangelical program. He is well-known for his regular miracle healing crusades, which are held in large stadiums in major cities and broadcasted in the TV.

4) Creflo Dollar – Net worth: $27 Million (United States)
This American televangelist, pastor is also a Word of Faith teacher. He is a founder of the non-denominational World Changers Church International. He has built a multimillion dollar ministry on the message “It is the will of God for you to prosper in every way.”

5) Billy Graham – Net worth: $25 Million (United States)
Billy Graham is a southern Baptist. He earned celebrity status when his sermons were broadcast on radio and TV stations all over the USA. He founded the Billy Graham Evangelist Association in 1950.

6) T. D. Jakes – Net worth: $18 Million (United States)
Bishop T. D. Jakes is the apostle/bishop of The Potter’s House, a non-denominational American mega-church that has over 30,000 members. His ministry’s annual revival MegaFest draws more than 100,000 people.

7) T.B. Joshua – Net worth: $15 Million (Nigeria)
Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua is Nigeria’s most powerful, controversial and philanthropic preacher. He heads the Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN), a congregation he founded in 1987. The Christian minister, televangelist and faith healer is a big giver; his humanitarian works include education, healthcare and rehabilitation programs. He is the owner of Emmanuel TV, a Christian television network.

8) Matthew Ashimolowo – Net worth: $10 Million (Nigeria)
Matthew Ashimolowo’s Kingsway International Christian Center is the largest Pentecostal church in the UnitedKingdom. It has assets worth more than $40 million and earns profit of more than $10 million.

9) Chris Okotie – Net worth: $10 Million (Nigeria)
Chris Okotie was a pop musician in the 1980s. He embraced the Bible and set up the Household of God Church, one of Nigeria’s most flamboyant congregations. He is an automobile lover and owns several posh cars which include a Mercedes S600,  Rolls-Royce, Hummer and Porsche.

10) Joseph Prince – Net worth: $5 Million (Singapore)
Annual salary of this Singaporean pastor is $550,000. Pastor Joseph Prince is the senior pastor of the New Creation Church in Singapore. The New Creation Church’s financial income was reported at $44.7 million US dollars in 2008. He hosts a religious program called “Destined to Reign.” He has addressed many congregations worldwide.