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Manuel Noriega Former Panama dictator dies at 83

Former Panama dictator, Manuel Noriega has died at the age of 83.
His death was announced by the President of Panama, Jose Carlos Varela on Twitter.

According to BBC, a source close to the family also confirmed the death of the former Panama strongman to Associated Press (AP).
Varela in his tweet, said “The death of Manuel A. Noriega closes a chapter in our history; his daughters and their families deserve to bury him in peace.” Noriega was removed from power by the United States troops when they invaded Panama.

He was arrested in France, and later on, in Panama for murder, corruption and embezzlement.
BBC reports that Noriega underwent an operation after suffering from a haemorrhage as a result of a brain surgery.

John Oyegun: APC will give Buhari an automatic ticket in 2019 – Party chairman says

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Oyegun has said that President Buhari will be given an automatic ticket by the party to run for the 2019 election.
Oyegun also said that Buhari’s government has performed very well, adding that his stand against corruption is part of the APC change agenda.

The APC chairman also said what is most important, is for Nigerians to pray for the President.
He also debunked reports of a frosty relationship between the presidency and officials of the APC.
According to ThisDay, Oyegun said “The thinking that ‘will he be president in 2019’ is really not doing any good, his need today is good health. When we get to 2019, it is for him to decide if he wants to run or if he doesn’t want to run and to consult the party on his decision.
 “If he wants to run good and if he doesn’t want to run the country isn’t bereft, the party isn’t bereft of capable hands.
“Why build bridges if there is no river to cross? Why don’t you wait until you …

Drug Trafficking: Media frenzy as Corby returns home

Australian Schapelle Corby battled a media storm as she returned home from Bali Sunday 12 years after her conviction for drug trafficking, in a dramatic end to a saga that captivated her homeland.

The beauty school dropout hit Australian headlines when she was arrested in 2004 at Bali airport aged 27 with several kilos of hashish stashed in her surfing gear, and was jailed the following year for 20 years.
Her sentence was cut due to regular remissions and after an appeal to the president, and she served nine years behind bars. She was released early in 2014 but was required to remain on Bali for three years under the conditions of her parole.
Corby and her sister Mercedes concocted an elaborate plan to avoid the cameras after they touched down in the eastern city of Brisbane early Sunday morning, using multiple vehicle convoys to confuse the media when they departed the airport.
A member of her security team read out a family statement at the airport, where they expressed their "…

Breaking: TBoss Reality TV star opens up on her relationship with Dino Melaye

Big Brother Naija reality star, Tboss has opened up on her relationship with controversial Kogi state lawmaker, Senator Dino Melaye.

TBoss was pictured with Senator Melaye’s at the lawmaker’s Antidote for corruption book launch in Abuja.
The picture got tongues wagging.
But, speaking at a breakfast buffet at Shirley’s Confectionery, Abuja on Saturday, May 27, 2017, TBoss denied having any relationship with Senator Melaye. 
“It was a book launch and the people I work with also work with him,” TBoss said.
“So we got an invitation for the book launch, I was in Abuja and I went there with my company. End of story.
“Senator Dino Melaye is a bit funny (you know). Buts that’s all. End of story,”she added.
Reacting to the question on why she was yet to visit her state (Edo) like other housemates, TBoss said: “They have reached out to me several times but my schedule is actually very tight. Sometimes, when they are ready, I am not – and when I’m ready, they are not. But I will surely visit to m…

Bolanle Ambode: Sack of chaplain is ungodly and very sad - African Church Bishop

The head of African Church, Ifako Diocese, Rt. Rev. Michael Adeyemi, has said the sack of Presiding Chaplain of the Chapel of Christ the Light, is ungodly and saddening.

After Venerable Femi Taiwo, was sacked by the Lagos State Government for allegedly disrespecting the first lady of the governor, Bolanle Ambode, Rt. Rev. Adeyemi has expresses dissatisfaction in the entire decision by the Lagos State government.
In an interview with Punch, Adeyemi said: "I was here (in my office) when he (Venerable Taiwo) called me that they asked him to pack out within 24 hours and that he was even told that the governor’s wife would not like to hear that he was still being seen around. Then we started wondering what could have happened? Somebody that has a wife and kids, and you asked him to go within 24 hours? Where do you expect him to go?"
Continuing, he said: "This is very ungodly! It is a sacrilege for someone who happens to be a Christian. Even when Fashola (former Lagos State G…

Trump: US president pleased with results of 1st overseas trip

U.S. President Donald Trump has expressed satisfaction at the results of his first overseas trip, the U.S. Department of State, has said.

Trump told service members at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, that they are the greatest force for peace and justice the world has ever seen, the U.S. Department of State said.
Trump spoke to service members and their families at the end of his first overseas trip as president, and he detailed the trip to them, according to the Department.
Our travels took us to some of the holiest sites in the three Abrahamic religions, and to gatherings of both America’s oldest and newest friends.
“We traveled the world to strengthen longstanding alliances, and to form a new partnership among nations devoted to the task of eradicating the terrorism that plagues our planet,” Trump said.
The President said he was more confident than ever that the will existed for nations to work together against the terrorists that launched recent attacks in Manchester, England…

Buhari: FG releases N54bn for settlement of pension liabilities – Presidency spokesman

The Federal Government has directed the release of N54 billion towards the settlement of inherited and current liabilities to Federal Government retirees under the Contributory Pension Scheme.
The presidential spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, disclosed this when he featured on an interactive radio programme, “Hannu Da Yawa” on the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN Kaduna.
The programme was part of activities to commemorate the second anniversary of the Buhari administration.
He also revealed that the Buhari administration had further directed that regular monthly remittances be made into the Retirement Benefits Bond Redemption Fund (RBBRF) with the Central Bank of Nigeria to ensure the continuity of timely payment of benefits to retirees.
According to him, under the Buhari administration, the PTAD has saved N5.7 billion through the efficient administration of the pensions of parastatals and universities.
“In addition, pension assets increased from N4.96 trillion in June 2015 to …

Osinbajo: Acting President appoints heads for Parastatals, Agencies and Commissions

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has approved the appointments of heads of some Federal Government Parastatals, Agencies and Commissions.
The information was made known by the Presidency via a series of tweets on Saturday, May 27, 2017.
It was also disclosed that with the exception of the appointees that are subject to confirmation by the Senate, all other appointments take immediate effect.
The appointees that are not subjected to the Senate confirmation are Dikko Aliyu AbdulRahman as Chairman, Governing Board of the Bank of Industry, Mr. Olukayode Pitan appointed as Managing Director, Bank of Industry; Mr. Emeka Nwakpa​—Chairman, appointed as Governing Board of the Consumer Protection Council.
Other appointees subjected to confirmation by the Senate include are Ali Usman​​—Chairman, National Pension Commission; Mr. Funso Doherty​—Director-General, National Pension Commission; Mr. Manase Benga​—Executive Commissioner, National Pension ​​​​Commission; Zaki Magawata​—Executive Commission…

Incredible: 5-Yr-Old girl masturbates with a nail

A five-year-old girl was reportedly found to be masturbating with nail. 
According to a report by Punch, the young girl was exposed after she was discovered to have had boils in her private part.
She was reportedly taken to a gynaecologist, who found out what the young girl had been doing upon questioning.
It was further reported that the little girl revealed that she has been using a nail to “play with herself” secretly.
The girl further divulged that she has taught all her friends in school the act and had once been expelled from a school for this act.
The five year old orphan also disclosed that the domestic help in the house had taught her to use a nail to masturbate without the knowledge of her grandmother, who she lives with. INTERESTING? PLEASE DO SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS USING THE SHARE BUTTON BELOW.

Funke Akindele: Jenifa star attacks Air France over missing luggage

Nollywood actress and filmmaker, Funke Akindele-Bello has called out Air France for misplacing her luggage between Paris and London.
The actress took to her Twitter page to slam the airline for refusing to produce her luggage after two days of pleas.
The Jenifa star who was in London for the premiere of a movie, Isoken, said it's so sad that she had to buy new clothes as the airline had ruined her trip.
Air France has however replied that the luggage is already with the courier and would be delivered to her in London on May 26, 2017.

In another tweet, the actress confirmed to a fan that she had gotten her missing luggage delivered to her by the courier.


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally gets his Harvard degree

Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook and made billions upon billions, but he never did get a degree from Harvard ... until now. 
Mark was presented with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree Thursday at what would've been his alma mater if he hadn't dropped out to chase his FB dream back in 2004. He also delivered the commencement speech to this year's graduating class.

Zuck joked, "If I get through this speech today, it will be the first time I actually finish something at Harvard." 

James Earl Jones also got an honorary degree for his decorated acting career. Here's how we imagine, in the perfect galaxy (far, far away), his speech would've gone:


ISIS: Terror group claims suicide attack on Jakarta bus station

The Islamic State (IS) group has claimed responsibility for a twin suicide bombing at a Jakarta bus terminal that killed three policemen, the latest attack to hit Indonesia as it faces a surge in terror plots.

Analysts described the claim as credible and said they believed Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), a local network of IS-linked militants, carried out the bombing.
Two suicide bombers attacked the busy terminal in the capital late Wednesday in a dramatic assault that sparked panic and left human body parts and shattered glass strewn across the street.
Three policemen were killed, and five other officers and five civilians injured in the bombing at the Kampung Melayu terminal. Authorities Thursday raided the houses of the suspected bombers, and found Islamic teaching materials and bladed weapons.
IS propaganda agency Amaq said late Thursday that the "attack on the Indonesian police gathering in the city of Jakarta was carried out by one of the fighters of the Islamic State"…

Funke Akindele: "When I started ‘I Need To Know’, I never thought I would be this celebrated"

On this week's CNN’s ‘African Voices’, Nigerian filmmaker Funke Akindele-Bello talked about her career and decision to focus on up and coming stars.

Akindele has been a household name since her days on the screen as Bisi in "I Need to Know."
According to her, she didn't expect her acting journey to become this celebrated.
“When I started ‘I Need To Know’, I never thought I would be this celebrated. I was 20 years old then,"explained Funke Akindele.
"When I shot the pilot I just wanted to do it, I wanted to showcase my God-given talent. I remember the director telling me I was overacting because I was excited about it."
Funke explained why her hilarious character as Jenifa in "Jenifa's Diary," has continued to appeal to the audience.
“Jenifa is witty, she’s crazy, she’s a go getter, she doesn’t want to take no for an answer and I think I have that – I don’t want to take no for an answer," the actress said.
Akindele's new music-oriented…

Ambode: Governor reportedly sacks pastor for allegedly embarrassing Lagos First Lady, Bolanle Ambode

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has sacked the Chaplain of the Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa, Ikeja, Venerable Femi Taiwo for allegedly embarrassing his wife, Bolanle Ambode, reports say.

According to Punch Metro, Mrs. Ambode’s office supervises the church, which is under the Lagos State Ministry of Home Affairs.
Reports say the Chaplain was sacked on Monday, May 15, 2017, after the Lagos state First Lady was allegedly not given a preferential treatment during an anointing service which held on Sunday, May 14, 2017.
In his sack letter, Taiwo was asked to vacate his official residence within 24 hours, without any reason given for his sack.
Speaking on the incident, the Lagos state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde said “The former chaplain had been queried a number of times in the past for conducts unbecoming of his office. The culmination of various indiscretions led to the Governing Council of the church issuing yet another query that led to his being relieved…
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