Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Unprecedented paleontology discovery prompts scientists to change thinking

Drexel University

Ancient sea turtle bones found 163 years apart are a perfect match. Photo courtesy Drexel University
At first, it was jokingly suggested that a partial ancient sea turtle bone discovered in a New Jersey stream bed by an amateur paleontologist in fall of 2012 was the missing half of a 163-year-old fossil housed at the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University.
The fossil, a humerus (the large upper-arm bone), was broken in half. Could the missing half found by Gregory Harpel and donated to the New Jersey State Museum actually be the other half of the bone from the same ancient sea turtle that was discovered in 1849?
Scientists were determined to find out.Continue reading....

Bin Ladens son-in-law convicted at NYC terror trial

FILE - In this undated image made from video and provided by by Al-Jazeera, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, is shown. Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and spokesman still maintains that there was justification for the September 11, 2001 attacks orchestrated by al-Qaida upon the United States. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, who is being tried in a New York City courtroom for conspiring to kill Americans, is using courtroom theater, intentionally or not, to press his case that the United States is such a bully in the Middle East that even killing civilians was justified. (AP Photo/Al-Jazeera, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, the voice of fiery al-Qaida propaganda videotapes after the Sept. 11 attacks, was convicted Wednesday of conspiring to kill Americans for his role as the terror group's spokesman.
The verdict came after about six hours of deliberation over two days in the case against Kuwaiti imam Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, the highest-ranking al-Qaida figure to face trial on U.S. soil since the attacks.
As a court deputy read the verdict aloud, Abu Ghaith, listening to an Arabic interpreter through earphones, remained composed as he had throughout the trial. Just before he was led from the courtroom, he turned toward a spectator — a longtime friend from Kuwait — and smiled.
In a statement, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said he hoped the verdict brought some measure of comfort to al-Qaida victims.
"He was more than just Osama bin Laden's propaganda minister," Bharara said. "Within hours after the devastating 9/11 attacks, Abu Ghaith was using his position in al-Qaida's homicidal hierarchy to persuade others to pledge themselves to al-Qaida in the cause of murdering more Americans."
Defense attorney Stanley Cohen emerged from court promising to appeal.
Abu Ghaith had testified during a three-week trial that he answered bin Laden's request in the hours after the attacks to speak on the widely circulated videos used to recruit new followers willing to go on suicide missions like the 19 who hijacked four planes on Sept. 11, 2001.
"The storm of airplanes will not stop," Abu Ghaith warned in an October 2001 video that was played for the jury. Continue reading........

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Nollywood Actress, Clarion Chukwura Reveals Why She Did Not Abort Her Son

Popular Nollywood actress, Clarion Chukwurah in a recent interview revealed why she did not abandon her top music director son, Clarence Peters.
Beautiful and Gifted (Mother and Son)
The beautiful actress who once revealed she got pregnant at the age of 17 was pregnant for Top Nigerian Fuji musician, Sir Shina Peters and the product of that child is Clarence Peters.
The proud mother who doesn't hesitate to gush and praise her successful son at any opportunity she gets, reveals her reason for not aborting the pregnancy then:
"You know what? It is not because Clarence is successful today. Clarence knows the truth and those who are close to me know the truth. I didn’t have Clarence because I was too helpless to get rid of his pregnancy. I had three sets of friends: there was Dr. Ojikutu. When I was in the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), he was ready to do it, free of charge. There was St. Lawrence in Ibadan and St. Jude here in Lagos.
But each time, I said no. I lost my father when I was 11 and he left a message that he was going to come back to me through my first kid.

So, when I got pregnant, it kept ringing in my head that my father was coming back to me. Even my ex- husband knew how much my father meant to me. It was on his 30th anniversary that I was able to let go of the hurt of his death. Having Clarence was deliberate. I just had the conviction that my father was coming back. And from when he was born, everyone calls him daddy, including my mum."

Sinzu And His Daughter Nejei Step Out In Matching Outfit


Naija rapper — Sinzu is known not to mess around with his daughter. He takes her everywhere he goes and shares photos of themselves hanging out together. Sinzu recently shared the above photo of himself and his 5 year old daughter Nejei as the went shopping together.
The daddy and daughter stepped out in matching ‘Fly Boy’ gears.
They look so cute.......

Waje Discloses Her Real Age and more.......

Popular Nigerian songstress, Waje has finally come out to disclose her true age to the public.

The Glo ambassador revealed that she is 33 years old when she was questioned by a fan.
The mother of one went on to disclose that, it is her true age and not an official age.
Photo - CONFESSION: Waje Disclosed Her Real Age
She further went on to say, that she gave birth to her child Emerald, when she was 17 years old, and that her daughter, Emerald, just clocked 15 years recently. However, Waje has kept sealed lips in disclosing Emerald’s biological father.

Toyin Lawani Shows Off HOT Abs After Second Child (PHOTO)

Photo: Toyin Lawani pregnant
The renowned fashion designer Toyin Lawani, who delivered her second baby less than 3 months ago, has brought her perfect shape back.
It would be recalled that to the surprise of her fans Toyin appeared just 2 weeks after the baby birth looking fabulously.
The celebrity stylist has been working out all this time and now she already has abs to flaunt.
Photo: Toyin Lawani shows off her abs after second child delivery
Toyin shared this photo on her Instagram page under the caption:
Photo: Toyin Lawani's tweet about regaining her shape
 Impressive......she does look hot

Monday, 24 March 2014

Like Daughter, Like Mum, Check Out Miley Cyrus' Mum In 'Hot' Bikini

Age, they say, can never be cheated.
But at 54-year-old, Miley Cyrus's mom, Tish Cyrus has shown that with the right diet and regular exercise that one could cheat age.
The famous momager recently showed off her youthful body during a time off with her children at the Miami beach.
 Here are the photos:
 The woman is smoking I truly want to look like her when I grow up
More pictures after the cut.......

Real Reason Governor Rotimi Amaechi Stormed Out Of Paul Okoye’s Wedding

Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State who was one of the prominent guests present at the wedding of Paul Okoye held on Saturday, 22nd March in Port-Harcourt stormed out of the ceremony.
Governor Rotimi Amaechi
Barely 30 minutes after Governor Amaechi arrived, obviously unimpressed with the way the ceremony did not start on time, stormed out of the hall accompanied by his aides and drove out of the event premises.
The governor who arrived the event around 2pm only to be informed by his aides that the event had not started let alone the couple been around was said to have responded with, ‘If we wait for some time and they don’t come, we will leave. I don’t have time for all this.’
The marriage ceremony, which was set to start by 12pm, did not commence till around 2:45pm.

Wow.....did Wizkid and Tania really break up???????

Nigerian superstar, Wizkid has finally confirmed the report making rounds that he has broken up with his beautiful girlfriend, Tania Omotayo.
Wizkid who has a son with another lady, Sola made this confirmation during a radio interview on the Drive Time show on Beat FM saying:
"My friend is fine. We’re cool. But I’m single now you know. But it’s all love. I got love for her. She’s like my best friend anyways.
There had been different speculations before now that all was not well in their relationship with claims that its as a result of Wizkid's love for his son  Boluwatife, thereby paying less attention to his girlfriend and also that Wizkid is trying hard to win back his baby mama.
Sources however said the Wizkid and his girlfriend had gone their separate ways since last year December.

Malaysian Leader Says Flight 370 Ended in Indian Ocean

Malaysia Says Flight Ended in Ocean
The path of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean, Prime Minister Najib Razak said at a news conference in Kuala Lumpur.
PEARCE AIR FORCE BASE, Australia — Malaysia’s prime minister said Monday that further analysis of satellite data confirmed that the missing Malaysian airliner went down in the southern Indian Ocean with its passengers and crew. The announcement narrowed the search area but left many questions unanswered about why it flew to such a remote part of the world.
Experts had previously held out the possibility that the jet could have flown north instead, toward Central Asia, but the new data showed that it could have gone only south, said the prime minister, Najib Razak.
Mr. Najib appeared eager to bring some finality to the families of the passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, two-thirds of them Chinese citizens. The families have grown increasingly angry about the lack of clear information about the plane’s fate. The Boeing 777, with 227 passengers and 12 crew members on board, was headed from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing when it disappeared on March 8.
The aircraft’s last known position, according to the analysis, “is a remote location, far from any possible landing sites,” Mr. Najib said. “It is therefore with deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that, according to this new data, Flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean.” More after the cut.......

Egypt: More than 500 sentenced to death in ‘grotesque’ ruling

Egyptian relatives of those sentenced to death react to the news outside the Minya Criminal Court.
Egyptian relatives of those sentenced to death react to the news outside the Minya Criminal Court.

At a Glance
  • The Minya Criminal Court sentenced 529 people to death for their alleged role in clashes last year
  • This is the largest single batch of simultaneous death sentences Amnesty has seen anywhere in the world
  • Egyptian courts handed down 109 death sentences in 2013, and a similar number in recent years. More after the cut.........

Patience Ozokwor upclose and personal.......


Popular Nollywood actress Patience Ozokwor aka Mama G in a recent interview revealed her real age, her life as a widow and her reason for adopting 5 children.
Patience revealed she was born on March 25,1958.
Speaking about her life as a widow, Patience said it's been God because without him, she can do nothing. She said her husband’s family loves her so much and they are very fond of her, adding that she wished her husband were alive to witness her Centenary award, because he was highly supportive of her career.
She revealed she has three biological children but because of her love for children she adopted five other children who bear her name. Continue reading.......

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Abacha Secured 60 False Security Vote Letters To Loot CBN — US

The United States Government has given more insights into the looting of over $2billion from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) by a former Head of State, the late Gen. Sani Abacha, and some of his children.
The US said Abacha secured 60 false security votes letters to draw money from the CBN.
More than $700million of the money was delivered to Mohammed Abacha in bags or boxes full of cash.
Some of the cash transferred from the CBN, under the guise of security votes, to foreign accounts included $1.1billion and £413 million (GBP) in cash; $50,465,450; £3,500,000 GBP in traveller’s cheques; and .Abacha Secured 60 False Security Vote Letters To Loot CBN — US

In a document filed by the United States Department in the District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Columbia, the US court document, which was exclusively obtained by our correspondent, said in part: “Abacha together with Mohammed Sani Abacha, Bagudu and others, systematically embezzled public funds worth billions of dollars from the CBN on the pretext that the funds were necessary for national security.

People Of Namibia Hail Jonathan 'Igwe'

President Goodluck Jonathan rounded up his state visit to Namibia yesterday where he was conferred with “Order of Welwitschia”, the Namibia highest national honour, by President Hifikepunye Pohamba.

The ceremony took place at the Independence Stadium, Windhoek, and was attended by the founding President and the father of the Namibian nation, Dr Sam Nujoma.
Over 35,000 persons witnessed the ceremony at the stadium which was full to capacity.
President Jonathan who arrived the stadium in in company of his wife, Dame Patience, was greeted with a loud shout of “Igwe!’ (King) popularised by Nigerian Nollywood film that is hugely followed by other African countries.
President Pohamba said the honour was conferred on President Jonathan in recognition of the selfless contributions by the government and the people of Nigeria to Namibia’s national liberation struggle.
He noted that, despite the geographic distance, Nigeria played a prominent role together with the Frontline states in supporting the liberation movements in Southern Africa, including SWAPO of Namibia.
He also hailed Nigeria’s steadfast and consistent contributions to the resolution of conflicts and the maintenance of peace and stability in Africa, pointing out Nigeria’s role in the crisis in Cote d’ Ivoire, Mali and in other parts of Africa.

I was stubborn and sometimes a bully while growing up - Popular Musician Reveals

Visually-impaired ace music composer, producer and singer, Cobhams Asuquo, has revealed in an interview that he was a bully and gang member growing up.

Responding to what it was like growing up for him, this is what he had to say;

"I lived in the barracks and it was fun. Some people might see the barracks as squalid, malignant and rough but it was my life. I loved it. From a barracks at Jos to Ikeja Military Cantonment; I loved it. I am a barracks boy and I am 100 per cent proud of that. I lived among Nigerians from different tribes. It gave me a lot of perspectives and insight into a lot of people’s lives.
"As a kid I was rough. I was stubborn and sometimes, I was a bully.
"I did things that were big and bad enough to do. I was a gang leader in many ways and my friends always listened to me. I told my friends things because I was the one who listened to the radio the most, so they believed me. Once, I told them that Babangida had intentions of becoming a Field Marshal and I can remember all my friends saying all kinds of things.  Then I went home and my father explained to me that what he was saying was that he had no intention of becoming a Field Marshal and I went back to my friends to tell them what I just learnt and they still believed.
"I was that kind of kid. I was influencial and I was outgoing and outspoken.

TERRIBLE: Boko Haram's Wish Comes True In Borno

Public secondary schools in northeast Borno state have been closed indefinitely following deadly attacks blamed on Boko Haram Islamists, teachers and parents said Saturday.
The closure reportedly affects 85 secondary schools, catering to some 120,000 students across the troubled state, a stronghold of the militant sect waging a five year insurgency in Nigeria.
The murderous group, whose name means “Western education is sinful” in the Hausa language, has vowed to stop children attending school.
“We reported to school on Friday last week (March 14) but to our shock the principal of the school told us he had received orders from the ministry of education to close down the school indefinitely,” teacher Suleiman Gana told AFP.
“He (the principal) told us the decision affects all public secondary schools in the state and was taken as a precautionary measure to safeguard lives of teachers and students from Boko Haram attacks,” Gana said.
A Borno state official confirmed the closure of the schools to AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Deadly attacks blamed on Boko Haram have intensified since the turn of the year, with some 700 killed in more than 40 attacks in 2014 according to Human Rights Watch, making it one of the bloodiest years since the insurgency began in 2009.
In the restive northeast, tens of thousands have fled for their lives, either in fear of further attacks or after militants razed their homes and businesses.
A wave of attacks on education targets, including the slaughter of boarding school students in their beds while they slept, has prompted international condemnation.

Billionaire Russian telecommunications boss, Pavel Ushanov, beats up His Model Girlfriend and leaves her face battered [PHOTOS]

A multimillionaire Russian telecommunications boss, Pavel Ushanov, 33, is now on the run after beating his 27-year old model girlfriend, Alexandra Sereda  black and blue for trying to end their 2-year relationship.
Pavel and Sereda
Reports have it that Ushanov arrived Sereda’s house as she was about going to work, he knocked repeatedly but she stayed inside and refused to open the door.
 After several minutes of waiting, when it became obvious that he was not going to leave until she opened the door, Sereda decided to let him in. Pictures after the cut......

LIVE PHOTOS: P-Square’s Paul Okoye weds Anita Isama

LIVE PHOTOS: P-Square's Paul Okoye weds Anita Isama

Bride and Groom- Paul Okoye and Anita Isama

 The couple looked beautiful in both attires, but the bride looked absolutely stunning, gorgeous.......there are no words to describe her beauty....REALLY. The traditional wedding held today at Aztech Arcum in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.Celebrities like Omotola Jalade, Ini Edo, M.I., Banky W, Praiz, Funke Akindele, AY comedian, Uche Jumbo, Phyno, Iyanya, Ubi Franklin, Uti Nwachukwu, Gordons, Limpopo King Kcee, Comedian Julius Agwu, Susan Peters, and other Nigerian celebrities were spotted.Speaking on why he's marrying his heartthrob and baby mama Anita after 10 years together, Paul said: “We are just getting married now because we are now emotionally and psychologically ready for marriage,” he revealed in the pre-wedding video, adding that “she loves me for who I am and not what I am. More beautiful pictures after the cut.......

First Pictures From Paul Okoye and Anita Isama's Traditional Wedding in Port Harcourt

Paul Okoye of P-Square, and Anita Isama, his fiance and mother of his son, Andre, are having their traditional wedding today in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Pictures are beginning to emerge of fellow celebs who have gone to celebrate with them, and from the vendors who are planning the event. Below are the first pictures from their wedding, more pictures later.............

I Am Not Bleaching –Denrele Edun

Click for Full Image Size Nigerian TV personality and Channel O's Presenter Denrele Edun, has come out to debunk allegations about him bleaching. In a recent interview, the half caste jovial personality stated that he does not know why people just accuse him unjustly of things he does not do. Noting that whatever he does, is just his personality.“Everyone is going about saying Denrele is bleaching, but the truth is, I am not, powder ni gbogbo e ati concealer (everything on my face is powder and concealer)” he said, on Thursday, in an interview on National Television (Television Continental). The speculations about Denrele bleaching amongst Nigerians, escalated when he was seen at the just concluded AMVCA (Africa Magic viewer’s choice awards) which held on Saturday, March 8.He has previously worked with SoundCity before he was forced out and he moved on to become one of Channel O's VJs. Denrele has won 16 awards and over 30 nominations in his career.


Kwam1 Is The Father Of My Baby – Bisola Badmus

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 Nollywood Yoruba actress, Bisola Badmus, has made it clear that Fuji icon, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal 1, popularly known as ‘KWAM1’, is the father of her two-year-old son.In an interview with Enconium, she did not mince words in ascribing the paternity of the child to KWAM1, and, also confessing her love for him. “Yes, he is the father of my son. That’s not a lie. My son is not a bastard. We never had any misunderstanding. He still pays his bill as a father. And my son will be happy knowing that K1 is his father. He has been so caring to us. I can’t fight the father of my baby. K1 has been a very good father and I love him for that. ” she said.When Bisola was asked about the ‘controversial’ child’s full name, she responded thus: “He is Abdulmalik Ayinde Marshal. I have never regretted having a baby for K1. He has been a  wonderful father to my son. He is taking good care of him. It would be recalled that KWAM1 had reportedly denied being the father of the child when the saga began few years ago.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West cover Vogue: ‘This is such a dream come true’

The 33-year-old reality starlet and her rapper beau made their cover debut on the high-end fashion magazine for the April issue.

 Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are on the cover of the April 2014 issue of Vogue.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on the cover of the April issue of Vogue. More stunning pictures after the cut........

Take a look at Khloe Kardashians beautiful new home

'I’ll take a Kardashian over a Bieber any day of the week,' Bieber's next door neighbor tells the Daily News. The pop star had plenty of run-ins with local cops and neighbors over his loud parties at the house and alleged reckless driving.Khloe Kardashian filed for divorce from Lamar Odom in December and then listed their Tarzana house for about $5.5 million.

Khloe Kardashian is shelling out big bucks to buy the infamous Justin Bieber party palace now at the center of his egging investigation.
The reality TV star has agreed to purchase the pop star’s mansion in Calabasas, Calif., after cops raided it Jan. 14 looking for evidence Bieber egged his next door neighbors Jeffrey and Suzie Schwartz days earlier, the Daily News confirmed.
Khloe Kardashian filed for divorce from Lamar Odom in December and then listed their Tarzana house for about $5.5 million.
“I’m very happy. It’s been a little hush-hush, but we’ve known for a little while,” Suzie Schwartz told The News Thursday.
“I’ll take a Kardashian over a Bieber any day of the week,” she said. “I’m sure she’s harmless. And I hope it’s great for her. I’m sure it will be great for us.”
Beautiful pictures of the house after the cut......

BABY FACTORY: 8 Pregnant Women Were Rescued In Ogun State

Photo - Eight Pregnant Women Rescued From Baby Factory In Ogun State
The Ogun State police has rescued eight pregnant women and teenage girls from an alleged baby making factory located at number 9 Sebanjo Crescent, off Fabolude Busstop, Akute area of Ifo local government of Ogun State.
The police also arrested a middle aged man and a 26-year-old woman running the factory.
While parading the suspects at the Ajuwon Divisional Police Headquarters, the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Mr Ikemefuna Okoye, described the development as inhuman, insisting that the command would get to the root of the matter.
The suspects are expected to be transferred to the state criminal investigation department for through investigations.
The structure which housed the hostages appeared as residential building but the latest discovery by the police revealed that a baby making factory was domiciled in the house, where teenage girls were made to part with their babies after delivery and a token given.
A 26-year-old woman, Angela Chigoeze, who claimed to be operating a divine herbal clinic, has been arrested as the one in charge of the illicit operation which sold babies for an alleged sum of 300,000 Naira (about 1,800 dollars).
The state’s Commissioner of Police said the arrest was made possible through information by some residents, adding that the police was on the trail of other accomplices.
Meanwhile, four middle aged men have been gunned down and fatally wounded by the command in Sango area of the state while robbing a Bureau De Change.
Items recovered from them included arms and ammunition and a Toyota Yaris vehicle with registration number EJ 440 ESD.

Paul Okoye's Wedding: Julius Agwu, Susan Peters, KCee already in porthacourt

In preparation for P square's Paul Okoye traditional marriage to be held tomorrow, Celebrities all over are flying in to Port Harcourt.
Port Harcourt is the bride's home town and will be the place where the wedding will take place.
Paul flew in with comedien Julius Agwu, Susan Peters and KCee, they all shared one flight to the destination.
Congratulations Boss.......


N24 Billion NOT Missing, Minister Okonjo-Iweala Insists

photo - N24 Billion NOT Missing, Minister Okonjo-Iweala Insists
Coordinationg Minister for the Economy and Finance Minister Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala described as ridiculous and false the accusations according to which she forged and faked documents to conceal the "missing" N24bn was missing from the Police pension account.
In a statement issued on Friday by Minister's Special Adviser on Communications, Dr. Okonjo-Iweala says the money was not missing.
Okonjo-Iweala condemned attempts by the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts, Hon. Solomon Olamilekan, to spread such false allegations. She has repeatedly explained to the Committee that the money was an overpayment based on the demands of those trying to steal from pension funds which was successfully blocked, and the money was returned to the treasury.
These attempts are aimed to tarnish the Minister's image, the statement reads, and at diverting the public's attention from positive efforts to reform the problematic pensions sector.
In her statement, the Minister notes the amount in question was returned to the treasury even before the DG of Pension Transitional Arrangement Department was appointed.
The Minister expressed readiness to take up the challenge posed by the Committee Chairman for a public discussion on the issue.

HOT MAMA: Annie Idibia Shows What Hot Mama Truly Means, shows of Leg Tattoo

Annie Idibia is living the life, and she does know the way to show it in a dignified way.

2 Face's wife and actress Annie idibia showed us the real meaning of he word swag as she wished her fans a happy Friday and good weekend. More after the cut.....

Is this trendy Rihanna, cos We Can See Your Pink Underwear

Internationally famous and Grammy winning singer Rihanna likes trying new unusual styles causing appreciation of her fans and anger of haters.
Photo: Rihanna in s see-through skirt
Today she looks like an icon of decent style, and tomorrow she bares it all showing off her exquisite tattoos. What do you guys think? stylish or not?????????

TRAGIC: Mast Collapses, Crushes Little Girl, Man, Injures 3 Others [PHOTO]

A telecommunication mast erected in a residential area in Odukpani, near Calabar, has collapsed, killing two persons and injuring three others.

The fallen mast also destroyed several houses on its path on March 19.
Eyewitnesses told journalists on Thursday that 11 years old Miss Lawrencia Asuquo, and businessman, Adindu Fynecountry, from Abia, died on the spot when struck by the falling mast.
Eyewitnesses said the mast fell shortly after a brief stormy rain.
Secretary of Odukpani Local Government Area, Mr Eyet Eyibio said: “we are yet to conduct a study of the situation. We will come out with a comprehensive report on the disaster.
“But I will describe the incident as quite unfortunate.
“Relevant departments of the council will do a study of the disaster in concert with other agencies of government and the mast owners and take steps to forestall further occurrence.
“We will also plan a remedial measure that will help to ameliorate the plight of the victims’’, he said.
Owners of the mast declined to comment but top sources in the company confirmed the incident, saying they have sent emissary to the families of the victims.
“This is to ensure that they have temporary palliative while awaiting instructions from the company’s headquarters in Lagos.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

President Jonathan Appoints Five New NNPC Executive Directors To 'Fill Critical Vacancies

President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointments of the new Group Executive Directors for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) with immediate effect.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, emphasised that the appointments were made to fill critical vacancies currently existing in the Corporation:
(1) Mr Ian Gregory Udoh – Group Executive Director, Refining and Petrochemicals;
(2) Dr Dan Iwoene Efebo – Group Executive Director, Corporate Services;
(3) Ms Aisha Mata Abdurrahman – Group Executive Director, Business Development;
(4) Mr Adebayo Ibikunle Ibirogba – Group Executive Director, Engineering and Technical;
(5) Dr Joseph Thlama Dawha – Acting Group Executive Director, Exploration and Production.
See short biographical notices on each of the new directors:
Mr Ian Gregory Udoh: Origin: Akwa Ibom State. Previous positions: 1) Port Harcourt Refining and Petrochemicals Company Ltd. (PHRC), the Managing Director, since November 2012; 2) the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemicals Company Ltd. (KRPC), the Executive Director; 3) Refining and Petrochemicals Directorate of NNPC, the General Manager. Read more...

O wow, Meet The World's Fattest Baby Who Weights As 6-Yr-Old (PHOTOS)

PHOTOS: Meet The World's Most Obese Baby Who Weights As 6-Yr-Old Who Has Been Taken Off Mother 

Colombia's most obese baby - who weighs the same as a six-year-old child - has been ‘rescued’ by a charity so he can undergo life-saving treatment.