Tuesday, 28 July 2015


Oba Okunade Sijuwade, Olubuse II, the Ooni of Ife, ruler joined his ancestors barely 3 hours ago at the age of 85.

Details of his death were sketchy as at press time.

However, sources in the Osun State Government House in Osogbo on Tuesday evening confirmed the development.

It was learnt that the state Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has just been briefed on the development.


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday interrogated Toyin Saraki, wife of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, for about six hours over alleged corruption.

Mrs. Saraki was invited by the commission for questioning over alleged shady contracts during her husband’s tenure as governor of Kwara between 2003 and 2011.

The invitation was in relation to alleged contracts executed by companies said to be linked to her while her husband was Kwara governor.

Wilson Uwujaren, the spokesperson of the EFCC confirmed the interrogation of the former Kwara first lady at the Headquarters of the Commission in Abuja.

Mr. Uwujaren said, “Mrs Saraki was in our office for questioning following an earlier invitation sent to her over allegation of corruption.

“I cannot speak further on the issue because I am currently not in the office and don’t have further details on the questioning.”

Mrs. Saraki, in a statement issued by her NGO, Well Being Foundation, after her interrogation, pledged to support and cooperate with the EFCC in ensuring credible investigation into the allegation.

Mrs. Saraki said she had surrendered herself to the EFCC in line with her believe in transparency and accountability.


NIGERIA: A lady Amanda who resides in Abuja shared a story of how this young lady pictured above was battered by her boyfriend over suspicion that she is sleeping with other men. According to Amanda it took the intervention of neighbours before she was rescued from him. Read what she wrote;

“Just few moments ago, I heard the noise of crying , the same noise I hear a lot on some nights but ignore. Today it was worse. I thought it was the woman in the next compound beating her house help , I said that I will talk to her about That tomorrow. But the cry was getting desperate, I just had to go out and check it out. Then our security guy was shouting Aunt come oh. that is how I knew it was serious.

My neighbour was mauling his girlfriend, serious beating all attempt to separate them was in vain. I just used the advantage of the two guys holding him back to drag the girl with me back to my house. Now he comes banging on my gate, how she is cheating on him, and how someone told him they saw her with a man and this boy beat this girl to stupor. Turns out he stole her money and when she asked for it he gave the first blow. A big man beating a tiny slip of a girl. Half my size.

I don't get it ladies. Why would you take beating from a man for what. If your girlfriend is cheating pls now walk away . Now this guy is banging on my gates. Calling me names and telling me that thunder will fire my generation if i don't open the door and bring her out. That he feeds her so he decides what to do to her.
This helplessness is what scares me the most. This vulnerability, this assumed power is what scares me. This is that thing I preach against and I wont stop no matter what.”


Tinubu Blasts Buhari For Junketing!

A leader of the All Progressive Congress, Bola Tinubu, Tuesday, said President Muhammadu Buhari was still in the honeymoon period of his office.

The former Lagos state governor explained that the honeymoon is the president’s first 100 days in office. He asked that Mr. Buhari be allowed to go through the period, which is needed to plan, examine, rejig and re-evaluate the situation of the country.

Mr. Tinubu met with Mr. Buhari on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, a day after the president had tried to wade into the crisis in the House of Representatives.

He said the president was taking his time to avoid the mistakes of the past.

“It is an international norm all over the world; there is a honeymoon period, at least minimum of 100 days honeymoon,” Mr. Tinubu said. “And you won’t allow honeymoon at all? You said change is not coming. Change is not by magic, it is driven by the people, the spirit and the character and the planning.

“You see, we have had so much problem in this country in the past because we run into policy blind folded without adequate and effective planning. You don’t have results unless you plan well. The time it takes you to plan, examine, rejig, re-evaluate is more important than the time you just rush into taking action because you are either being sentimental, being emotional and being driven by other forces that are not expected. There must be time to plan, to review and even listen to people.”

He said there was a separation between a campaign period, “articulating your vision, expressing the promises to Nigerians,” as well as a “time to look holistically at what you inherited, analyse it, distill and then take action.”

“Even in 100 meters race, there is a time to say on your mark, set, ready, go,” he said. “So you don’t even want a time to be on your mark, set and go?”

Mr. Tinubu also said Mr. Buhari’s meeting with the APC Representatives on Monday, the reason for which he visited the president, was not deadlocked.

He said it was a political process that needed to develop its own life to be worked upon so as to stabilize and continue to serve the interest of the populace.

“As a matter of fact, when the National Assembly starts the job of lawmaking in earnest, the president needs to step in once in a while as he did to let people to understand the import of the expectations of the public and particularly of the international community on various programmes and institutions,” Mr. Tinubu said.

He said institutions need to be built, made virile and effective for the entire country.

“To step in to douse any conflict is not a wrong thing; or do you think it is wrong?” he asked journalists.

The crisis in the House of Representatives stems from disagreements over the nominations for principal officers.

The matter seemed to have been resolved Tuesday with the emergence of new principal officers.


On Monday, Tesco announced the sad news that Ribena, Capri-Sun and Rubicon will no longer grace their shelves.

The decision to remove the drinks was made in a bid to tackle childhood obesity, and will come into action after the kids have gone back to school on 7 September.

The move may have been welcomed by health campaigners, but naturally, the internet is outraged...