MISS WORLD, MISS UNIVERSE, MISS USA, MISS AMERICA ARE ALL BLACK, SEE PICS

Miss USA, Miss America, Miss Teen USA, Miss Universe and now Miss World are all black women. Could black truly be beautiful? (CNN) – For the first time, top beauty pageants — Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Miss America, Miss Universe and now, Miss World — have crowned black women as their winners at the same time. And that’s a big deal if you know pageant history. Beauty pageants early in their histories, some dating back to the 1920s, barred women of color from participating. Even after organizations began changing…

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IBB RECEIVES DAVID MARK IN MINNA, SEE PIX

Laleye Dipo in Minna Former Senate President David Mark on Sunday paid a private visit to former Military President General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida at his Minna uphill residence in Niger state. Senator David Mark was accompanied on the visit by Senator Tunde Ogbeha and one other person whose identity could not be immediately ascertained. Mark and the two others arrived the Niger state capital at about 2.30pm and were received by some staff of the former military president. The trio were driven in one of the vehicles in Babangida’s house…

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22-YR OLD MAN CAUGHT HAVING SEX WITH 15-YR SAYS WE HAVE BEEN ENJOYING OURSELVES

A 22-year old man, Friday Udeme, who was arrested for having sex with a 15-year old girl in Lagos insisted that the victim was his lover and they had enjoyed sex several times before they were caught. P.M.EXPRESS reports that Udeme told the Police that they enjoyed the romp and that was why both of them kept it to themselves before the girl’s parents later knew and reported to the Police. The incident happened at Amodu Bello Street, Papa Ashafa area of Agege, where they reside. They were said to…

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ORIGINS OF THE WIKE, DICKSON FIGHT

ANAYO ONUKWUGHA (Port Harcourt)and OSA OKHOMINA (Yenagoa) write about the Cold War between the outgoing Bayelsa State Governor and Govenor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State. Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike seems not to be happy with the second visit of outgoing Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, to some Ijaw communities in Rivers State. Few days ago, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike hosted prominent chiefs and leaders of Kalabari Kingdom, a clan of the Ijaw ethnic nationality in the state, who were on a solidarity visit, at…

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NIGERIANS HAVE TO STAND AGAINST BUHARI’S LAWLESSNESS, ONLY HIS SECURITY IS PARAMOUNT TO HIM- EBUN-OLU ADEGBORUWA

‘Only Buhari’s security paramount to him’ A lawyer and activist, Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN), in this interview with SIMON UTEBOR, says the regime of Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) has a hidden agenda to cow Nigerians through harassment and intimidation The recent attack on the court to rearrest Omoyele Sowore by the Department of State Services has received huge criticisms across the country and internationally. What do you think about it? Well, I was challenged as a lawyer, as an activist and as a democrat to witness the horrific invasion of…

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GUNMEN KILL MAN IN ABUJA, KIDNAP SON, DEMAND 5MIL RANSOM

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have killed a middle -aged man, Usman Dadonyi, and abducted his son, Nasiru Usman at Sukuku village in Kwali Area Council, Abuja. A resident of the community, who preferred anonymity said the incident happened last Thursday night after the gunmen numbering 20 with sophisticated weapons invaded community and shot sporadically in the air. He said the gunmen went straight to where the kidnapped victim was charging phones in his shop and asked him to lead them to his father’s room. He said the victim told…

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YOU ARE CHIEF JUSTICE , NOT GRAND KHADI, NIGERIANS DESCEND ON TANKO MOHAMMED OVER CALL FOR WIDENING OF SHARIA IN NIGERIA’S CONSTITUTION

MORE Nigerians, on Saturday, criticised the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad, over his call for the amendment of the nation’s constitution to widen the scope of application of Shari’a law in the country, telling him to always speak indeed as CJN. Some members of the Christian community advised a CJN to remember that he is not a grand khadi but CJN. The CJN, while declaring open the 20th Annual Judges Conference at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria’s Faculty of Law Moot Court, on Thursday, called for…

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10 BULLETS REMOVED FROM MY HEAD SAYS ANGELA OKORIE

By Samuel Oamen Nigerian Actress/Singer Angela Okorie is presently recuperating from bullet wounds after being attacked by some unknown gunmen in her Mercedes G-wagon. The incident reportedly happened when the singer was returning from a show she went to perform, on December 12. The news came to the attention of the public when blogger Stella Dimoko-Korkus, posted a photo of her bloodied face and video of her damaged car. Angela revealed in a new video on Sunday that, the attackers asked her to open the door of her car so…

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AUDITOR GENERAL UNCOVERS IRREGULARITIES IN 7.5BILLION CONTRACT AWARDED BY NPA

Ifeanyi Onuba An audit conducted by the Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation on the account of the Nigerian Ports Authority has revealed irregularities in the award of a N7.5bn contract, its execution and payment for the project. The findings are contained in the audit report for Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government, which was signed by the Auditor-General for the Federation, Mr Anthony Ayine. A copy of the report, which had already been submitted to the Public Accounts Committee of the National Assembly, was made available to our…

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BOKO HARAM KILLS 19 FULANI HERDSMEN IN BORNO

Boko Haram jihadists gunned down 19 cattle herders Saturday in Nigeria, civilian militia sources and residents told AFP on Sunday. Ethnic Fulani herders, besieged by a spate of armed attacks targeting their cattle, pursued Boko Haram, sparking a fierce gunfight outside Fuhe village, near Ngala close to the border with Cameroon. “The insurgents killed 19 of the herdsmen in the fight,” anti-jihadist militia leader Umar Kachalla told AFP. Bodies of the slain herders were brought to the police by militiamen, Kachalla said. The herders had earlier repelled an attack by Boko Haram fighters…

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