Nigerians blast Gov. Ortom of Benue State on Twitter

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You recall, Benue State Governor, Dr. Samuel Ortom donated hundreds of wheelbarrows​ to youths as a way of empowering them. But some Nigerians on Twitter are not happy with the governor’s donation and have come out to criticize him. See some of the reactions after the cut…

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Whistle blowers arraigned in court

The EFCC on May 16, 2017 arraigned the duo of Buhari Fannami and Ba-Kura Abdullahi on two separate one count charge before Justice M. T Salihu of the Federal High Court Maiduguri, for allegedly giving false information to the agency under the whistle blowing policy.

Fannami had misled the EFCC with the information about illegally acquired monies purportedly buried at the residence of one Ba’a Lawan but the info turned out to be false after the execution of a search warrant, while, Ba-Kura Abdullahi also gave false information to the effect that large sum of money in naira and foreign currencies were buried in the residence of Ba’a Lawan.


The charge against Fannami reads, “That you, Buhari Fannami on or about the 8th day of May, 2017 at Maiduguri, Borno State, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did make statement to Officers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission under the Whistle Blowing policy to the effect that large sums of money being the proceeds of crime were buried in the residence Ba’a Lawan at Pompomari Layout along Pompomari Bypass, Maiduguri which information/statement you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under sections 39 (2) (a) and 39 (2) (b) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act 2004 respectively”.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges. Justice Salihu adjourned the matter to June 7 and 8, 2017for hearing and ordered them  to be remanded in the prison custody.

A street named after comedian A Y in Lekki

Ace comedian, filmmaker and actor, Ayo Makun (aka AY) just had a street named after him. The street is in Richmond Gate Estate, Lekki built by Haven Homes and where he currently lives. The excited entertainer took to his social media page https://www.instagram.com/p/BUBOY7clymf/  to share the good news where he also posted an amazing video of the beautiful estate.
He wrote;

‘‘I have seen streets in our cities been named after many famous people from politics, to sports, and to other people who served or contributed to the social cultural development of our country in one way or the other. But I never knew that a day would come where I would be ‘famous’ enough to have a street named in my honour. As I say a big thank you to the management of Haven Homes, I just want to use this same opportunity to charge lovers and followers of the AY brand up a little. My prayer is for every one of you to be remembered and celebrated for something. Get off that bed this morning and infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs,  honour your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen…”

Segun Arinze’s daughter blast him on Instagram.

Nollywood actor Segun Arinze’s 20-year-old daughter Renny lashed out at him after he wished her a happy birthday online earlier today.
Renny, who is his daughter with actress Anne Njemanze, his first wife, was apparently angry that he posted his message on Instagram instead of calling her on the phone. He has since taken down the post.

“Wow! Time sure does fly! My Daughter Renny is 20!!” the actor wrote. “I wish you great wisdom, good health, long life, deep knowledge and whatever you lay your hands on will prosper. You will be a role model to your peers. Ann God bless you for doing a great job! Happy Birthday Renny.”

It’s apparent father and daughter don’t get along because Renny immediately blasted him in the comment section.
“What’s the meaning of this Sir? You didn’t tag me, you don’t know my IG handle either. You’ve tagged other people and bloggers and you didn’t even have the courtesy to call me to wish me a happy birthday and you’re doing this online? What a pity. I would overly appreciate it if you stopped this. God bless.”
She also criticized him for spelling her mother’s name as ‘Ann’ instead of ‘Anne’
“One more thing sir, my mother’s name is spelt “Anne” not Ann. Stop being the rain on my parade and stop spreading lies. I have never insulted you. STOP THESE LIES”

Breaking News- 82 Chibok Girls released by Boko Haram.

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Online news portal, Sahara Reporters, said a top military official confirmed the release of 82 of the girls to it.

The Federal Government has yet to officially confirm the news, however.

Sources told Channels Television that the girls are on their way to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

It was gathered that negotiations for the release of the girls had been on since the past two days.

Meanwhile, a former Minister of Eductation, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, who is also the Co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls Group, has called on the government to issue a statement on the matter.

The BBOG said in a statement by its spokesperson, Sesugh Akume, that it had high hopes about the news.

“Our hopes and expectations are high as we look forward to this news being true and confirmed,” it said.

On its part, Amnesty International called for the protection of the girls’ privacy, in a statement by its Media Manager Isa Sanusi.

The statement quoted Amnesty International’s Nigeria Director, Osai Ojigho, as saying, “The release of 82 of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls by the armed group Boko Haram is a big relief.

“However, it is vital now that they receive adequate physical and psychosocial counselling and support so that they can fully reintegrate in their communities.

“The government should also respect their privacy and ensure that the released girls are reunited with their families and not kept in lengthy detention and security screening which can only add to their suffering and plight.”

Desmond Elliot attends Celestial church for prayers.

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Nollywood actor turned politician, Hon. Desmond Elliot, who is representing Surulere 1 Constituency at the Lagos State House of Assembly was recently pictured at the Celestial Church of Christ Ayilara Parish, Surulere area of Lagos where he was being prayed for by Sup. Evang. Prophet Samuel O. Oshodi.

The major reason for him seeking special prayers is unknown to source, however, twitter has been agog as some users says that he visits there often in secret.

See below the comment of one of LIB reader.

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Regina Askia drilled by US immigration officers.

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In a post on Facebook hours ago, ex-beauty queen and former Nollywood actress turned U.S based nurse, Regina Askia-Williams, wrote;
“15 years in America as a green card holder, i never felt any type of pressure to change status, all these years until Trump came. I always thought the blue passport was not necessary afterall i was still nursing big political ambitions for Nigeria.

I never cared for the inconvenience of being separated from the rest of my family who are all Americans to boot, ( except Stephy who is French) when ever we had to pass through immigrations on our many travels. And then Trump and his extreme vetting policies which by the way folks is no joke.

“Questions like forsaking all royalty and titles, will you bear arms for the country, when and why did your name change from Imaobong to Regina, have you ever been arrested, do you have any criminal records, do you owe money under a different name, when did you first come into America, when and where did you get married, how many times have you been married, what was your entry point into the country ( to ensure I did not float over on a log or scurry over in a tunnel). Why does your adopted daughter have the same name as you ( africans know its a thing of honor to have a child named after you), what is your source of income, what outstanding fees do you owe ( at this point my heart flutters, maybe Great Lakes has told them things about school loans). I was surprised they didn’t ask if I was born female. Anyway after all said and done….. I got a handshake and walked out of there as…………”