Saturday, 16 December 2017

ECOWAS Heads Of State Meet In Abuja

ECOWAS Heads Of State Meet In Abuja

Discussion amongst the West African Heads of State is centred around the political and security situation in Guinea-Bissau, the observer status of Tunisia and an association agreement with Mauritania.
The Mauritanian President, Mohamed Abdel Aziz and his Tunisian counterpart Beji Caid Essebsi are special guests at the meeting.
Morocco’s proposed membership to the body is also on the agenda, but a final decision is not expected until 2018.
Morocco’s King Mohammed 6th is not in attendance although Moroccan diplomats are representing the nation at the summit.
Also, the political stalemate in Guinea-Bissau is discussed as President Jose Mario Vaz has refused to appoint the Prime Minister nominated by the ruling PAIGC party (who have won the required number of seats in Parliament to determine the nomination for the Prime Minister post).
The ruling party faction and President Vaz are also at the Summit to break the deadlock as negotiations which are being moderated by President Buhari continue inside the Congress Hall.
Buhari Is Leading Nigeria To The Promised Land - Orji Uzor Kalu

Buhari Is Leading Nigeria To The Promised Land - Orji Uzor Kalu

Former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu has stated that president Buhari has good intentions for Nigeria. He called on all Nigerians across religious, ethnic and political divides to support the president for Greater Success.

Speaking to Journalists at the Funeral Chief James Babatunde, fellow of Nigerian Institute of Town Planners, Kalu said;

"We are heading to the Promised Land. Buhari is leading us to the Promised Land,  but people don’t understand. There are two types of components that make democratic process – the hardware and the software. The hardware is what you see, such as road construction and reconstruction. The software is obedience to rule of law, accessibility to people’s mind, obedience to court order, making sure that court of competent jurisdiction’s orders are respected, and making sure that everything done in the law is totally agreeable.

Our problem in Nigeria is very simple. People are not obeying traffic lights. Big people don’t want to obey simple rule; ‘do not cross this line’, this is the problem the country has. This is what Buhari is saying, that, ‘no, you cannot do without due process.’

Buhari is trying to say to Nigerian people that, ‘yes I might be slow, but we have to go through a process which is internationally acceptable’. So, we are on course. Things have been very difficult, I agree. But my grandmother used to tell me that when a tailor gets a brand new cloth, he has to first cut it into pieces, then make it into a very fine dress. That is where we are today. Everybody must be crying, we’ll get it  (the nation) back on course."
What I did to enlarge my bum –Seyi Shay

What I did to enlarge my bum –Seyi Shay

Sultry Nigerian singer, Seyi Shay, broke the Internet when a picture of her dressed in a transparent outfit surfaced on the web.  It was obvious the singer wasn’t wearing panties under the dress. The picture caused so much ruckus even amongst fellow celebs who were aghast that the singer could wear such outfit in public.
But it is so apparent that Seyi doesn’t care whose ox is gored as she told Saturday Beats recently she was so proud and comfortable wearing the outfit.
I wore that dress in New York. I dare not wear such in Nigeria. New York is one of the most fashion inclined cities in the world. The dress was made by Sokayna who is a crème de la crème designer in the world. He is Senegalese but he is doing very well for himself. Recently, Rihanna, Madonna and even Nicki Minaj, wore the same jacket I got from him. They all shop from him so it was an honour and a privilege to wear his piece. Why would I say no to such an offer? Even if the dress were a string, I would have still worn it. Also, if I had worn anything underneath the dress, it would have spoilt the design, it was not designed for anything to be worn underneath it,” she said.
Apart from the fact that she has become more daring with her sense of style, Saturday Beats wondered aloud if the singer did cosmetic surgery as her backside, which used to be very flat has added some massive flesh.
To that, the singer admitted that having a bigger backside was one of the good things that happened to her this year. She further revealed that she almost went for a surgery to increase her boobs but later changed her mind. The songstress said, “I did not get this big bum through injections or surgery. If I did not do surgery on my boobs, is it my backside I would then operate on? Someone advised me to be doing squats. Till now, I spend most of my time in the gym. Having big buttocks was one of the good things that happened to me this year. I do 100 squats in the morning, in the afternoon I do 50 and then at night, I do another 100. It hurts a lot but it is worth it; I would not lie about that, the pain is worth it.
“I have been getting a lot of compliments since my backside added. I wanted to do a boob job but I changed my mind and the reason is that I realised that I could fit into almost anything especially sample sizes from designers. One of the things that Sokayna complimented me for when I was in New York was my body. He said that his clothes were not specifically made for African bodies but I have an extraordinary body and I would be ‘finished’ if I did a boob job. Everything fits, so I am happy with what God gave me.”
While chatting with Saturday Beats, Sheyi described this year as a rough one while thanking God for miracles.
“I am already excited about next year because, in March, I am going to release my EP. This 2017 has been a bit rough for me but it has been full of miracles. The highest point for me this year, professionally, has to be when I was featured on the cover of New York Times, which is a global newspaper. Also, one of my favourite songs, Yolo Yolo, was released this year. This year was when I met my new manager, Kamal Ajiboye, and we would work together for a very long time, by God’s grace,” she said.

Friday, 15 December 2017

Senate grills EFCC, DSS, NIA bosses over inter-agency clash

Senate grills EFCC, DSS, NIA bosses over inter-agency clash

Acting EFCC  Chairman, Ibrahim Magu; Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS) and Acting Director General of National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Mohammed Dauda
were in a closed-door  meeting with a Senate Adhoc Committee on Thursday.
The Committee was set up to investigate the recent fracas before the three security agencies over an earlier attempt to arrest the former DG of DSS, Ita Ekpenyong.
The Senate adhoc committee chaired by Senator Francis Alimikhena, is aimed at unraveling the circumstances that led to the fracas between DSS, EFCC and NIA last month at Maitama district of Abuja.
Before the commencement of the exercise, the DSS Director General pleaded for the media to be excused and for the hearing to be held behind closed-doors, to which the committee agreed.
But before retiring behind closed-doors, Magu said there was nothing like a street fight between the EFCC and other security agencies at Ekpenyong’s house.
He said his men went there to execute a search warrant on the premises but they were prevented by the DSS and NIA thereby leading to their exit from the premises.
365 Nigerians Return From Libya

365 Nigerians Return From Libya

The 116 arrived aboard Buraq Airlines and were handed over to the Federal Government through the southwest Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, Suleiman Yakubu who represented the Director General of the Agency, Suleiman Yakubu.
Among them were 46 female adults, three female children, four female infants, 60 male adults, one male child and two male infants, making a total of 116 returnees.
Also among the 249 who had returned earlier were 52 female adults, four female children, 10 female infants, 173 male adults, two male children and 9 male infants.
They were voluntarily assisted back home after their failed attempts to cross over to Europe through Libya by the IOM through European Union funding.
The first set of returnees have been accommodated in hotels and would be joined with the new returnees before they proceed to their final destinations.
Some state officials have been on ground to facilitate the transportation of their indigenes back to their respective states.