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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Woman Walked Out Of This Accident, Husband Appreciates God

A family man, Onoride Kevin, is giving thanks to God after his wife survived a terrible accident that somersaulted their car in Abuja on Wednesday.

He shared the pics and wrote;
''and I will give MY angels charge over you so you would not dash your foot against a stone... " and so the almighty God preserved the life of my wife this morning as a fast moving car hit her car from behind as she was driving to work on the airport road Abuja ....

...and the hosts of angels carried the car over the huge gutter to the other side while the other car somersaulted into the gutter. We thank God no life was lost but a few injuries here and there..Only God can can do this.. TO YOU ALONE WE GIVE THE PRAISE!!!New post

First Ever Miss Nigeria, Grace Oyelude, Still Looking Graceful At 86

Madam Grace Atinuke, born November 16, 1931, is known to be the first ever Miss Nigeria, having won the pageant in 1957.

Though she hails from Kogi State, Grandma Oyelude was born in Kano to James Adeleye Olude and Marthan Dantu, who both hail from Isanlu, present day Kogi State.

The story of how she became the first Miss Nigeria is as riveting as her enigmatic personality, even in her advanced old age...

Miss Nigeria started in 1957 as a photo contest, whereby contestants posted photographs of themselves to The Daily Times headquarters in Lagos. Finalists were shortlisted, and successful finalists were invited to compete in the live final at the Lagos Island Club.

Then, the Miss Nigeria contest did not include a swimsuit competition.

Then, Oyelude was working at UAC when she represented the then Northern region. After winning the contest, she travelled to England where she studied Nursing. Within months of gaining admission to the School of Nursing in Ashford, she was crowned Miss Nigeria.

She tells her story: 
“I was living in Kano then. My brother saw the advertisement in the newspapers and advised me to go to Lagos for an interview to be selected as a Miss Nigeria contestant.

"He applied, and the result was that I was supposed to be in Lagos for the Miss Nigeria contest.

“I was working in the UAC then, and they were also involved in the pageant.

“The following day, they got me on a plane to Lagos and that was it.”

Oyelude currently holds the chieftaincy titles - Iyaolu of Isaluland and Iyalode of Okunland. She has many grandchildren.

More recently, precisely on July 16, 2018, her ebullient nephew and a Professor of English Language at Carleton University in the United States, Pius Adesanmi, posted a photograph of the gracefully ageing Grandma Oyelude.


Man Drives A Burning SUV From A Fire Scene In Lagos (Photos)

Some say he risked his life, others say he's brave. In an act of sheer bravery, this young Nigerian got into a burning Toyota Prado SUV, in a fire scene, and drove it out to save the vehicle from total damage.

The incident occurred earlier on Wednesday at a building on Engineering Close, off Idowu Taylor street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The inferno was reported to have been caused by some individuals who resorted to refueling a power generator directly from a fuel tanker while the generator was still on.

Thankfully, there was no case of human casualty.



FG Unveils New National Carrier, 'Nigerian Air' In London

The Federal Government today (Wednesday) unveiled the name and logo of a new National Carrier, known as Nigeria Air.

The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, who disclosed the name and logo at the Farnborough International Airshow in London during the unveiling, said the National Carrier will be private sector driven and not a “social service”.

“This will be a National Carrier that is Private sector-led and driven. It is a business, not a social service. The government will not be involved in running it or deciding who runs it. The investors will have full responsibility for this”.

He added that the Federal Government will not own more than 5% (maximum) of the new National Carrier.

The minister also noted that negotiations are ongoing concerning the aircraft for the airline which will be announced soon. The target kick off is December 2018.

“We’ve been talking to Airbus and Boeing (and they’re present at this event) regarding the aircraft for #NigeriaAir, and we will be making announcements very soon. We are currently negotiating”.

Nigeria’s first national carrier was established in 1958 and stopped operations in 2003 with more than 30 aircraft on its fleet in the 1980s.



Saraki In Kwara, Meets Wike & Gov. Ortom Who Dumped APC

Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike on Wednesday met with Senate President Bukola Saraki in Ilorin, the Kwara State Capital over political developments. 
It is believed the meeting is connected to the alleged plans by Saraki to finally dump the APC.

Also in attendance, is Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, who recently left the APC but said he's yet to decide his next party. 

Governor Wike was accompanied by Senator George Sekibo, Senator Adawari Pepple and Member Representing Tai/Eleme/Oyigbo Federal Constituency, Dr Barry Mpigi.

The two governors are currently attending a meeting with Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Kwara state Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed.New post

Beyonce Conceals Her Stomach In Baggy T-Shirt Amid Pregnancy Rumours

She's been the subject of much speculation recently, with fans questioning if she is secretly pregnant with her fourth child.

Yet Beyonce continued to ignore the rumours as she enjoyed a relaxing yacht trip with husband Jay Z in Nice, France on Tuesday, whilst concealing her figure in a loose T-shirt ahead of the North American leg of their joint On the Run II world tour.

The 36-year-old songstress, who gave birth to twins Rumi and Sir in June last year, and is also mother to daughter Blue Ivy, six, seemed in good spirits on the outing, as the couple took advantage of some downtime just hours before taking to the stage for their performance at Allianz Riviera - the last of their European tour dates.

Keeping her physique under wraps, the Best Thing I Never Had hitmaker donned a loose-fitting T-shirt, that was branded with her husband's face and promoted his music company Tidal's collaboration with rock band, Sonic Youth.

In yet more self-promotion, the songstress also bore a pair of hooped earrings emblazed with her own moniker, which peeked out through her curled golden locks, that were brushed into place with a paisley print bandanna headband.

The Grammy winning artist added to the glamour by donning a pair of tiny denim hotpants that showed off her toned pins, whilst lace-up detailing on the side gave even more of a glimpse at her gym-honed thighs.

The stunning songstress finished off the look by donning a pair of miniature octagonal sunglasses, whilst she slung a Gucci satchel over her shoulder whilst strolling along the deck with her husband in tow.

Also looking stylish for the outing was Jay Z, 48, who didn't don any promotional clothing, yet ensured all eyes would still be on him in a vibrant floral Hawaiian shirt that he teamed with black tracksuit bottoms and a navy bandanna.

The couple seemed in good spirits on the outing, amid claims they are expecting their fourth child together - rumours that were only accelerated when Beyonce  took to the stage in Paris on Sunday clad in a skintight bodysuit.

While already parents to Blue, six, and their one-year-old twins, the Beyhive has been quick to note that Beyonce and Jay Z have quite an affinity for the number four.






Iggy Azalea & Kylie Jenner's Ex Tyga Cosy Up Together Backstage

She attempted to defuse long-circulating rumours of a romance with Kylie Jenner's ex Tyga during a TV appearance last week.

But Iggy Azalea and the 28-year-old rapper appeared very happy in each other's company after performing her new comeback single, Kream, at a celebrity charity basketball game in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

First spotted looking cosy at the Coachella music festival in April, the Fancy hitmaker got up close again with Tyga while posing backstage for pictures.

Clad in an daring ensemble, Iggy, 28, leaned into the hip hop star while he intimately placed his hand around her lower back.


Making sure all eyes were on her, the Fancy hitmaker flaunted her iconic curves in a provocative white body suit with a sheer tangerine crop-top overlay.

Boasting sky-high waist cut-outs, the saucy panels featured matching lace-up details.

Iggy - real name Amethyst Amelia Kelly - teamed the commanding look with neon fishnet tights and white thigh-high boots.

The chart-topper let her fashion do the talking while keeping her flawless make-up to a minimum and allowing her blonde locks to cascade down her shoulders and towards her legendary posterior. 

Meanwhile, Tyga rocked his signature style in a check shirt, baggy pants, dark sunnies and chunky bling.



Ten Schoolboys Gang-Rape Teenage Schoolgirl 'Until She Passes Out' In India

Ten schoolboys gang-raped a Year 10 girl until she passed out in the latest horrific sex attack in India.

The girl, enrolled in a government high school, was attacked on her way home in the West Champaran district of Bihar, north eastern India.

Police say she was overpowered in a secluded spot before dragging her to a sugar cane field and raped by ten youths until she lost consciousness.

On coming around, she was warned of 'dire consequences' should she attempt to tell authorities of her ordeal.


But when she stopped going to school, her parents demanded to know why and she told them about the attack.

Her mother and father then told police who have already made one arrest with more pending, Gulf News reports.

While reports have said she was a Grade 10 student, her exact age has not been revealed.

Local district superintendent of police, Arvind Kumar Gupta, said: 'The incident is very serious and saddening. We are investigating the case. Everyone involved in the crime will be arrested.'


Juventus Sold $60m Worth Of Ronaldo Jerseys In 24 Hours

Cristiano Ronaldo fever is gripping Juventus FC.  Juventus, the biggest soccer club in Italy, sold 520,000 units of Ronaldo jerseys in just 24 hours, according to Yahoo Italy. As official Ronaldo jerseys retail at $120 each, that's $62.4 million in total revenue almost half his transfer fee.

Ronaldo left Real Madrid for Juventus in a $129.3 million deal (£99.2 million) last week, but the Italian club will not recuperate the bulk of the transfer fee from shirt sales alone as, typically, clubs only receive 10-15% of the revenue the kit manufacturer generates (in this case, Adidas). It is therefore likely that Juventus will only see $6 million to $9 million of this money.

Regardless, Juventus is still feeling the effects of buying one of the planet's most famous athletes.

When news broke of Ronaldo's intended move, Juventus shares popped almost 40%. The club also witnessed a massive social media boost as its channels gained over 1.5 million new followers in a single day.


Speaking of his transfer, Ronaldo said that he hopes to "take Juventus to an even higher level," according to the BBC. The Guardian reported that he also said he "wanted to leave his mark on the history of Juventus."

It looks like he may have already done those things without even kicking a ball.


Teenage Girl DEFENDS Teacher Who 'Had S*x ith Her When She Was 16'

A teenage girl has defended the married teacher charged with having sex with her and pleaded with the judge to let them stay in contact during his first court hearing.

Tyler David Millward, a former science teacher at Athens High School in Michigan, was arrested on Friday at the student's East Loreoy apartment, police said.

The arrest came six months after the Tribal Police Department began investigating claims that he had engaged in an improper relationship with the then-16-year-old student.

The 29-year-old was arraigned on Monday on charges of using a computer to communicate with another to commit the crime of third-degree criminal sexual conduct and three counts of lying to police for denying the alleged relationship happened, the Battle Creek Enquirer reports.


During Millward's hearing the victim, now 17, sat at the defense table and told Magistrate Joe Brutsche not to impose a ban keeping Millward from contacting her.

'He has never been a threat and he has never hurt me,' the teen told the courtroom. 'He has never told me to say anything or push me to do anything against my will. I wish to have contact.'

It's not clear if the magistrate barred Millward from contacting the victim.

Prosecutors allege that Millward's relationship with the student lasted from July 2017 to January 2018 when she was 16.

They said Millward used his cellphone to contact the teen and arrange meetings for them to have sex.

The relationship came to light when the teen's phone was taken in school and she admitted to being involved in a sexual relationship with Millward, according to WWMT.

When questioned by investigators Millward lied about having sex with the student and about texting the girl. Prosecutors said he also lied about taking the teen to a hotel room.

Millward's bond was set at $75,000 cash. Prosecutors also requested the judge suspend his passport saying that after police began investigating Millward he renewed his passport and allegedly made statements about fleeing.

Prosecutors said other charges could be added. Superintendent Joe Huepenbecker said in a statement on Monday that Millward was fired from Athens High School in February.     

The former educator, who had been with the district for three years when the investigation began, is expected to appear in court for a preliminary examination on July 30.



Christine Lampard ‘Bans’ Husband From Naming Their Baby After Football Legends

Christine Lampard says she has banned husband Frank from naming their baby after footie players.

The pregnant TV host says the ex-West Ham and England star pitched some names - but she instantly gave them the red card.

Christine, who is seven months pregnant with her first child, told the Daily Star says picking the name of a legend of the game has been vetoed.

She said: “Calling him or her after any footballers is definitely off the agenda.


"I’ve warned Frank. We had a few discussions and it won’t be happening.”

Christine, 39, has even suggested her stepdaughters Luna, 12, and Isla, 11, could end up naming their new sibling.

But she is remaining tight lipped on the sex of the baby.

When asked if she had found out the gender, she said: “Not really, well, sort of.

"We kind of have, the girls have, but nothing that is definite at all.

“And it would be lovely to pick something that the girls have chosen, so we’ll see how it goes.”

Both little girls, from Frank’s first marriage to Elen Rives, are reportedly desperate for a new little sister.


Student Given A Car By His Boss After Walking 14 Miles So He Wouldn't Miss Work

A university student who walked 20 miles to his first day of work after his car broke down was left in tears over his boss' incredible show of kindness.

Walter Carr, 20, walked all night in the dark so he wouldn't miss his shift with a removals company.

A police officer stopped the aspiring US marine at 4am and took him for breakfast after being impressed by his story, which soon went viral in a Facebook post.

When Bellhoops CEO Luke Marklin found out, he surprised Mr Carr at work and gave him his car as a thank you.


The college student started the long walk to work through the suburbs of the US city of Birmingham, Alabama after his car broke down the night before his first shift with Bellhops.

He was in Pelham in the early hours of Friday when a police officer stopped and approached him.

The officer admired his determination and took him out for breakfast, and a colleague drove him to the home where he was due to help Jenny Lamey and her husband Chris move house.

Mum-of-two Mrs Lamey wrote a Facebook post hailing Mr Carr, and it soon went viral as praise poured in for the young man.

She told how her doorbell rang at 6.30am and she was surprised by a police officer, who said he had picked up "this nice kid" who was supposed to help with the move.

Mrs Lamey added: "It was his first day on the job with this moving company (Bellhops) and he was 'training' today. The officer proceeded to tell us that the previous evening Walter’s car broke down and he didn’t know how he was going to get to work.

"So he left Homewood at MIDNIGHT and started WALKING to Pelham on 280.

"He WALKED ALL NIGHT to get from Homewood to Pelham. Because he needed to get to work. For those reading this that are not local, that’s over 20 Miles."

She invited Mr Carr inside and said he could have a nap, but he declined and started working immediately before his colleagues arrived.






Presidency Fails To Remit PAYE, VAT To FIRS (Details)

Aso Rock, Nigeria’s seat of executive power, failed to remit taxes, such as pay as you earn (PAYE), value added tax (VAT) and withholding tax (WHT), to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in 2016 — despite deducting at source.

The two chambers of the national assembly also failed to remit these taxes in the same period.

These revelations are contained in the just-released 2016 annual report of the auditor-general of the federation obtained by TheCable.

The auditor-general said State House headquarters did not remit N253,194,782.74 in taxes, while State House operations (president) withheld N10,500,471.26 and State House operations (vice president) N7,497,570.93.

A total of 109 ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) — including the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) — failed to remit taxes to the appropriate agencies during the audited period, according to the report signed by AM Ayine, the auditor-general of the federation.

Also named as defaulters are teaching hospitals, national parks, federal government colleges, polytechnics, universities, federal ministry of justice, office of the head of civil service of the federation, Nigerian Prison Service, Nigerian Television Authority and National Emergency Management Agency.

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On the house of representatives, the auditor-general wrote: “Pay As You Earn (PAYE) deductions from staff salaries totalling N821,564,296.48 (Eight hundred and twenty-one million, five hundred and sixty-four thousand, two hundred and ninety-six naira, forty-eight kobo), were claimed to have been remitted to the tax authorities, but receipts for the remittances were not produced for audit verification in contravention of Financial Regulation 235 which states that “Deductions for WHT, VAT and PAYE shall be remitted to the Federal Inland Revenue Service at the same time the payee who is the subject of the deduction is paid.

“The Clerk to the National Assembly should produce the receipts confirming the remittance of the sum of N821,564,296.48 to the Federal Inland Revenue Service for verification. (b) Contrary to the provisions of Financial Regulations 1404(i) and 1405 which require Accounting Officers to provide adequate Advances records and to ensure that officers granted advances retire them promptly, advances granted to officers of the House of Representatives totalling N254,059,513.70 (Two hundred and fifty-four million, fifty-nine thousand, five hundred and thirteen naira, seventy kobo) for procurement of goods and services between January and December, 2016 remained unretired as at the time of examination in June 2017.

“The Clerk to the National Assembly should recover the whole sum of N254,059,513.70 from the defaulting officers and forward recovery particulars for Verification.”

On the senate, he wrote: “Withholding and Value Added Taxes totalling N118,625,057.48 (One hundred and eighteen million, six hundred and twenty-five thousand, fifty-seven naira, forty-eight kobo), which were purportedly remitted to the Federal Inland Revenue Service, were not acknowledged with revenue receipts.

“The Clerk to the National Assembly was requested to recover the whole sum from the defaulting officers and furnish recovery particulars for verification. (b) Withholding and Value Added Taxes totalling N118,625,057.48 (One hundred and eighteen million, six hundred and twenty-five thousand, fifty-seven naira, forty-eight kobo), which were purportedly remitted to the Federal Inland Revenue Service, were not acknowledged with revenue receipts.

The Clerk to the National Assembly should produce the receipts from the Tax Authorities for verification.”

The federal government has been cracking down on tax defaulters recently 2015 but recently declared limited amnesty through VAIDS.

The auditor-general is required by Section 85 (5) of the constitution to submit the report on the audit of the accountant-general’s financial statements to the national assembly within 90 days of receipt of the statements from the accountant-general.

In the executive summary, Ayine wrote: “The Financial Statements of the Federal Government for the year ended 31st December, 2016 were first submitted to me by the Accountant-General of the Federation on 30th June, 2017. Following my preliminary observations, the Statements were significantly amended and resubmitted on 29th September, 2017.

Further amendments to the Financial Statements led to another re-submission on 29th December, 2017 and 16th January, 2018 before the final version was eventually submitted on 20th March, 2018,” he said.


Hoodlums Burn Down Schools To Be Commissioned By Dino Melaye

Government Girls Secondary School, Sarkin Noma and Lokongoma Secondary School both in Lokoja Local Government Area of Kogi state, which were due for inauguration this Wednesday have been vandalized and razed down by yet to be identified hoodlums.

The renovation of the schools which were facilitated by Senator Dino Melaye, are among 69 projects he had arranged for inauguration as part of his three year stewardship.

It was gathered that on Tuesday, some unidentified political thugs warned Dino not to enter Kogi State or else he will be attacked.

The political thugs who made their intention known through an unsigned pamphlet distributed yesterday at the naming ceremony of the child of the Lokoja administrator, Hon. Shiru Lawal, said Kogi State was a no go area for Dino.

The pamphlet reportedly read thus, “Dino don’t patronize Kogi. Stay away else, you have yourself to blame. Save yourself and remain where you are, keep off from our land.

“Dino come and reap what you sowed, you don’t respect our leaders so we don’t respect you. Respect is reciprocal.

“Take what you get...if you dare us expect the worse, we warn you.”

Photos: Katie Price Strips Completely Topless With Toyboy During Waterfall Visit In Thailand

They only confirmed their relationship last month, but have been inseparable ever since.

And Katie Price certainly proved she and Kris Boyson were stronger than ever on Tuesday, as they put on a very racy display during their holiday in Thailand.

The former glamour model, 40, was seen passionately kissing and straddling her beau, 29, in nothing but her bikini bottoms, as they shamelessly packed on the PDA during a trip to a waterfall.

The pair could not take their hands off each other as they explored the stunning waterfall together.


Katie slipped into a tiny candy striped bikini for the outing, which plunged deeply at the chest to leave most of her surgically-enhanced bust on show.

Adding equally skimpy bottoms, which tied into single strings at the side, the mother-of-five confidently paraded her figure to all, as she soaked up the sunshine.

Not caring who saw them, the former glamour model was even seen arching her back away from Kris, to give him a flash of her bare chest, before wrapping her legs tightly around his waist.







Nollywood Actor, Ibrahim Itele Welcomes A Baby Girl

Yoruba Actor , Ibrahim Yekini Bakare known as Itele just welcomed a baby girl with his beloved wife.

The happy dad shared the news online, captioning the photo; ALLIHAMDULILAHI ALLIHANDULILAHI ALLIHAMDULILAHI ROBILIHALAMI my beautiful princess has finally arrived...Modupe fun oba ti ope to Si... another GLORY another victory another blessing in my family.... I join the rest of the world to welcome my blood to the world... welcome darling beautiful charming princess..... she is a girl... Am super exited to have you here. #iteledicon01 #Dicon_schoolofperformingart #shomoageminigang




Woman Dies In Accident While Returning Home From Lecture

A young woman identified as Fadila Mu’azu, has left her family, friends and colleagues in tears after being killed in a road accident.

It was gathered that the lady who was full of life was killed in a fatal accident on Tuesday (yesterday) while returning home after finishing lecture at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto.

She reportedly passed away before she was taken to the hospital.

'One minute she was alive and the next minute, she was dead', one of her sad friends lamented online.

She will be laid to rest according to Islamic rites. RIP!


Ekiti Governnor-elect, Deputy Get Certificates Of Return From INEC

The Governor-elect of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi has received his certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

His deputy, Bisi Egbeyemi, also received his Certificate of Return at the ceremony which held on Wednesday at the state INEC headquarters in Ado-Ekiti. More pics...