While the other showbiz personalities exist only on posters, Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw has walked the talk by going ahead to pick her nomination form to represent the people of Calabar at the Cross River State House Of Assembly. Kate is seen here collecting her nomination form from a Chieftain of the PDP in the State capital.
Lynda Bellingham, 66, who was an actress and a presenter is confirmed to have died 'in her husband arms' after after ending her colon cancer treatment.
The news, confirmed by her agent, Sue Latimer; saying she died yesterday.
The actress had been battling colon cancer since being diagnosed in July 2013.
Bellingham said she had planned to end her treatment to limit her family's suffering after it spread to her lungs and liver.
In a statement on behalf of Bellingham's family, Mrs Latimer said:
"Lynda died peacefully in her husband's arms yesterday at a London hospital.
"Her family would like to thank the nurses and staff for their tremendous care and support."
She added: "Actor, writer and presenter - to the end.
Lynda was a consummate professional."
One of Nigeria's representative at the Big Brother Africa hotshot; Lillian Afegbai has been evicted alongside Sabina from Kenya and Esther from Uganda. Lillian who was one of the most confident Housemates in house once told big brother during their Nomination Diary sessions that she was 'going nowhere', whoops, we didn't see that happening.
During the live eviction, the popular twerker said that she was very shocked at her eviction tonight! She had time to view her video footage from the opening day and during her two weeks stay in the house.
This would be the first time a Nigerian housemate will be evicted so early in the history of the show as opposed to last year which saw Beverly and Melvin get to the grand-finale. Nigerians have since taken to social media to vent their anger on her eviction. Lillian who people may have believed was over confident described herself as a very jovial person, what Nigerians are now asking
is, what happened?
Resa and Mira also left last week. This will make 5 ladies leaving in 2 weeks. Nigerian's second representative who just became a father, Tayo is the only hope Nigeria has to win the grand prize money. The eviction of the 5 ladies now leaves the battle to 22 housemates who are to live in the Big Brother House for the next 49 days.
The World Health Organisation is being expected to declare Nigeria, an Ebola-free country today, which marks three months after widespread fear that Ebola virus could spread through Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation.
The WHO declaration is premised on the fact that Nigeria has not had a confirmed case of Ebola for 42 days or two incubation periods of 21 days, just as it did for Senegal on Friday.
The WHO Country Representative, Dr Ruiz Vaz was at meeting in Abuja on October 9, said WHO will confirm Nigeria Ebola-free after a 42-day follow-up.
Vaz, at the meeting, said Nigeria would have to wait until October 20 (after the 42-day follow-up period) to be certified free of the virus.
"After the 42-day follow-up period, if there are no new cases, WHO will confirm Nigeria Ebola-free," Vaz said.
The said meeting was convened by medical experts to discuss ways of finding effective treatment for Ebola and reviewing available treatment options for the disease.
Some suspected oil bunkerers operating in a 40-metre length wooden boat, which had about 65,000 litres of petroleum products on board, have been arrested on the River Niger by the Nigerian Navy.
Commander of NNS Luguard Lokoja, Commodore Shuwa Abdulrahim Muhammed, told newsmen that the petroleum products were stored in nine Geepee tanks of 500 litres each.
According to him, the boat was discovered at a mashed area of the river around Lokoja on Monday while the command was on patrol from Baro in Niger State to Lokoja and Idah in Kogi State. He added that the boat was found abandoned due to the intensive patrol around the area.
The discovery, he said, has unravelled another hidden aspect of oil theft, showing that it is not restricted to the Niger Delta alone but anywhere the perpetrators could locate pipelines carrying petroleum products.
Muhammed said the impounded products would be handed over to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), which will test and ascertain the type of product and eventual evacuation, while the boat and all its equipment would be destroyed.
"The Federal Government's policy and directive from the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin, on zero tolerance on oil theft and illegal bunkering on our waters would be enforced with a view to eradicating the menace, which has led to significant loss in revenue accruable to the Federal Government," he said.
However, he called on the public to give useful information to the command in its effort to eradicate oil theft on the waterways. Items recovered included the wooden boat, about 65,000 litres of petroleum products stored in nine Geepee tanks of 500 litres each, two pumping machines, three Yamaha boat engines, three hoses, 150 litres of PMS, a machete, rubber bucket, a bag containing machine tools and five empty 25-litres jerry cans.
NNPC representative, Joseph Idoko, said the product would undergo testing to determine whether it is diesel or crude.
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The Federal Government will halt the importation of petroleum products into the country in the year 2018.
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Olusegun Aganga, gave this hint in Ilorin, Kwara State, when he paid a pre-commissioning visit to the Steel Cold Rolling Complex of Kam Industries Limited.
According to the military source, about 20 Boko Haram fighters in two pick-up vans stormed Maikadiri in Abadam Local Government Area, northern part of Borno on Friday evening, shooting into homes.
A member of the local vigilance group, Adam Kolo, who spoke in Maiduguri on Saturday, said the sect had shown that there was no ceasefire with the latest attack.
He stated that the insurgents killed the father of the former Speaker of Borno State House of Assembly, Goni Ali-Modu.
Another indigene of the attacked communities, Masta Ibrahim, said in Maiduguri that, "My parents are there and my brother called from Monguno to inform me early this morning but we couldn't get across to our aged parents."
Former military Head of State and a Presidential aspirant under the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Mohammadu Buhari, declared on Saturday that Nigeria may go down the drain if the ruling Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) is re-elected again for another term of four years in 2015.
I never wanted to talk about the traffic gridlock along Okene-Otite road because I thought its something the right individuals/body will look into immediately but up till now, you spend hours on queue while you shruggle to ride past a critically damaged federal road.
I have had to pass through that road for a couple of time now..and I tell you, what motorists pass through cannot be explained by mere word of mouth. The last time I plied that road, it was in the night alongside my older brother and we went through hell before we could get out of the damaged part (thank God he was smart and cunning to move in a faster than normal pace).
I noticed a vast land opposite G.S.S Ogaminana that has a drainage constructed in it but wrongly channeled towards the road. So, each time there is a downpour of rain, the water flowing through from the drainage gradually worsens the condition of the road, needless to say its the cause of the damage, where over three long vehicles are spoilt thereby causing more obstruction for motorists and bikers.
My plight now is that the owner of that land be called to correct his/her drainage channeling for if the water keeps flowing down the drainage, no matter the level of repair/reconstruction carried out on that road, it will still go bad.
I learnt that repair work has already commenced on that road (even though there is only little to show), I beg that urgent and fast attention be given to it. Thankius. Hehe
Did I add that the road spoilt the car we were riding in? okies it did.. The owner of that land is going to pay sha..lol..
Dr Kayode Fayemi, has denied that his government left N84 billion debt, explaining that he took only N25 billion bond from the capital market during his tenure, Fayemi, clarified that N14 billion of the loan had been paid back, leaving a balance of N11 billion, and urged his successor, Mr Ayo Fayose, to study the hand-over note before passing comments on his predecessor.