Saturday, 29 September 2012


Algerian-born artist Adel Abdessemed has erected a five-metre high bronze statue of Zinedine Zidane’s infamous headbutt during the 2006 World Cup final against Italy. Zidane headbutted the Italian defender, Marco Materazzi in the 110th minute of the final and was awarded a red card which ended his international career and ruined France’s chance of winning the World Cup trophy for the second time. Italy won the trophy on penalty shoot-out.
The statue has been unveiled outside the famous Pompidou art museum and shows the grimace on the Italian defender’s face as Zidane plants his shaven head into his chest. Zinedine Zidane is regarded as France’s greatest footballer of all time having scored two goals against Brazil in the France ’98 World Cup Final which won them the trophy for the first time.


 For allegedly indulging in homosexuality with a seven-year old Isaac Chivirter Shamigah, a 20 year old 300 level Accounting student of Benue State University, Makurdi, Ortyom Dyorugh is cooling his randy heels at the Makurdi Medium Security Prison by a Makurdi Court.

According to the First Information Report, FIR, which was filed by Police Prosecutor, Sergeant Patrick Sunday, the accused took Shamigah to an uncompleted building within the vicinity of Judges Quarters where he forced him into sucking his penis with the threat to kill him if he refused to do his wish.

The Prosecutor further told the court that the alleged sucking of Dyorugh’s penis resulted in the release of sperm into Shamigah’s mouth on three different occasions after which he reiterated his threat to kill Shamigah if he revealed the unholy act.

The young boy was said to have exhibited strange behaviors after the act which attracted his parents’ attention and inquisition.

After some prompting however, Shamigah opened up to his parents, narrating his ordeal in the hands of the under graduate and the threat to his life if he opened up to anybody.

After listening to his son, the boy’s father, Rev Clement Shamigah reported the matter to the Criminal Investigation Bureau, CIB of the Benue State Police Command and Dyorugh was subsequently arrested.

When the case came up under Section 285 of the Penal Code, Dyorugh denied the allegation. Trial Chief Magistrate Mrs. Lilian Tsumba directed that the accused be remanded in prison custody.

what a shame. leave your comments below.

Thursday, 27 September 2012


And yet another bizarre story. Uhhhhh! This time coming from Jigawa. A woman supposedly gave birth to what you see above; a baby with goat legs and no neck, at the General hospital in Jahun, Jigawa State.

How is this even possible?


News reaching us has it that the 20 year old hip hop sensation Davido has purchased a residential apartment worth 140 million naira in the exclusive reserves of Lekki. this is an inset of him and the new building. Can you spot him up there?


The Edo State Election Petition Tribunal in Benin City dismissed the petition filed by Major General Charles Ehigie Airhiavbere (Rtd) in which he challenged the educational qualifications of Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole, describing it as a wide goose chase.
In his ruling, the Tribunal Chairman, Suleiman Ambursa said the petition is a pre-election matter that ought to have been dispensed with long before the July 14, 2012 governorship election.
After examining the affidavits, counter affidavits and submissions of the counsels for the respondents and petitioner, the chairman said, the tribunal concluded it had no jurisdiction over what took place in 2007.
Mr. Ambursa averred that in line with the provisions of the constitution, candidates are expected to submit copies of their documents to the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) before the election and that the same constitution mandates the electoral body to publish the said documents in order that any other candidate that is not satisfied with the information therein contained might approach the Federal High Court for appropriate interpretation.
“Any person who has any reasonable ground to contest the educational qualification of the first respondent, should seek a declaration in the high court,” he said.
Describing the action as a “wild goose chase” for failing to follow the constitutional provisions, the tribunal struck out the petition.
The tribunal will deliver its ruling today on the motion by the petitioner that the governorship election itself was marred by irregularities. The petitioner seeks to have INEC release the voters’ register to him.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012


So i just got confidential information that the controversial Area Fada, also known as Charly Boy would not be returning as a judge on Nigerian Idols. according to my sources, there could be some financial reasons behind his impending exit. the other panelists however remain. Aprokomania will keep you updated.


AM has just confirmed that PHCN, the Nigerian electricity authority has been sold to top politicians and power blockers. the move came as a result of the unbundling of various sectors of the power plant.
 The following are some people who profited from this deal

IBRAHIM BABANGIDA, former military dictator bought the Shiroro power plant for 23.6 million dollars

the now infamous FEMI OTEDOLA was the reserve bidder for the Geregu power plant at 132 million dollars.

Others in the lucky few include MR TONY ELUMELU,  JULIUS  BERGER LTD and FIRSTBANK PLC, who operated through consortiums.

Well lets see what this change will bring.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012


A 24-year-old undergraduate from Nigeria is building helicopters out of old car and bike parts. Mubarak Muhammed Abdullahi, a physics student, spent eight months building the yellow model seen here, using the money he makes from repairing cellphones and computers. While some of the parts have been sourced from a crashed 747, the chopper contains all sorts of surprises.
The 12-meter-long aircraft, which has never flown above a height of seven feet, is powered by a secondhand 133 horsepower engine from a Honda Civic. In the basic cockpit there are two Toyota car seats, with a couple more in the cabin behind. Controls are simple, with an ignition button, an accelerator lever to control vertical thrust and a joystick that provides balance and bearing. A camera beneath the chopper connected to a small screen on the dash gives the pilot ground vision, and he communicates via a small transmitter.
Mubarak says he learned the basics of helicopter flying through the internet after he decided it would be easier to build a chopper than a car. Flying his creation is easy, he claims. “You start it, allow it to run for a minute or two and you then shift the accelerator forward and the propeller on top begins to spin,” he explains. “The further you shift the accelerator the faster it goes and once you reach 300 rpm you press the joystick and it takes off.”
Undeterred that his home-made transporter, which lives in a hangar on campus, lacks the gear to measure atmospheric pressure, altitude and humidity, Mubarak is working on a new machine which “will be a radical improvement on the first one in terms of sophistication and aesthetics.”
A two-seater with the ability to fly at 15 feet for three hours at a time, Mubarak’s new creation will be powered by a brand-new motor straight from Taiwan, normally found in motorbikes.


As Nigeria gears up for the 2015 General Elections, some people have been declaring their interest in running for political offices. One of such people who has been generating some controversy is former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar.
He confirmed yesterday that he will present himself in the next presidential election under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying his rumoured interest in the race should not be a surprise to Nigerians.
He told aprokomania that his ambition to rule Nigeria will depend on a number of factors which he was yet to disclose, and dismissed rumours that he was planning to run for the position with Bola Tinubu.
In April, Major-General Muham-madu Buhari who lost the Presidential race last year under the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) said he will still contest in the next elections. Still on the Presidency, there are some speculations that the former Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Nasir el-Rufa’i will run for the next Presidential elections.
What do you think about Atiku’s declaration to run for the Presidential elections in 2015? If you were to take a wide guess, looking even beyond those that have indicated interest in running for the position, who would you want to be the next President of Nigeria?

 na wa for all these old men sef sha...

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The Green Family Emerges Nigeria’s Ultimate Dancing Clan at the Maltina Dance All Season 6 Finale in Lagos – Wins N 6Million & a Brand New Car

Season 6 of the hit reality dancing show, Maltina Dance All tagged The Most Spectacular came to a close last weekend as the Green Family emerged Nigeria’s Ultimate dancing family and took home the grand prize of N 6 Million and a Toyota Avensis car.
The finale show sponsored by premium malt brand from the stables of Nigeria Breweries Plc, Maltina, took place in style at the Expo Hall, Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. As guests arrived, they were ushered into the elaborately decorated aisle with the photos of the final 5 families on display.
At the end of the show, one couldn’t help but scream “what a spectacular night” and cheer for the Green’s, who in their dance to fortune, delivered the very best to the crowd and earned a standing ovation. They were presented with their cheque and car key by the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, who was the special guest of honor.
The Green Family alongside the Efiokwu’s, Boyle’s, Zibe’s and the Eghove’s that qualified for the grand finale gave their last performances to thrill the audience as well as help boost their votes. The end of the performances saw the Green’s emerge winners after garnering the largest votes from Nigerians, while the Efiokwu and Eghove families emerged first and second runner-up and took home N 1 Million and N 500, 000 respectively.
Ecstatic to be crowned the number dancing family on TV in Nigeria, 19 year old Ibiba Green – the family representative of the Green’s – could not hide her tears of joy as she gave thanks to God for making it all possible. Telema Green, the mother of the Green’s, also expressed her joy and gratitude for being the winning family – According to the Maltina Dance All rep, she sang praises to God and stated that the money would be used to further the education of all her children.
Speaking at the finale show, Nicolaas Verlvede (Managing Director, Nigeria Breweries Plc said “It was a fantastic event. All five families really did an outstanding job. They gave great performances and great entertainment.” On what lovers of the show can expect in the year to come, Nicolaas revealed that Season 7 would be even more captivating.
Review of the performancesThe evening started on a high note with families all geared up for the first of the two performances of the evening. The Zibe family got on stage first – they dazzled with their dance performance to the the hit song of Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter, Adele, Set Fire to the Rain.
Shortly after, the Eghove’s elicited much cheers from the audience – they thrilled the audience with an overwhelming performance of popular Ghanaian dance style, Azonto. The Boyle’s next on stage, certainly had every reason to be grateful to God for bringing their family this far in the competition – they gave a wonderful dance performance of Lara George‘s single, Ijoba Orun.
The Efiokwu’s were the last on stage and gave an applauded dance performance to P-Square’s club banger, Chop My Money. The second set of performances, saw the Green’s, Boyle’s,Zibe’s, Efiokwu’s and the Eghove’s give their all to clinch the title of the ultimate dancing Nigerian family.
After scintillating and highly explosive performances from the five families, the tension in the hall was palpable. The audience waited in anticipation to know which of the 5 families would emerge winner of the cash prize and brand new car. Eventually, the Green’s won.
Janell Burgess, an American skilled professional dancer and one of the Judges during the elimination stage, said “I am so proud of all the families that performed tonight. They embodied what we really cherish here in Maltina which is family unity. One thing so special about Nigeria is that its peoples really value and appreciate family. Here in Maltina, we promote family unity and dance as an art. I’m so pleased with the progression of Maltina with the MDA, it has shown that dance is a living and breathing profession that can serve as a unifying factor in society and can also be adopted as a profession by the families.”
She stated that over the years, there has always been a tremendous improvement each year in the dance performances of the families. “Because dancing is an ongoing process, Maltina created the MDA Academy to teach families more about the art of dancing, the way to move and adjust their bodies to different types of music. We basically educate them on dance styles and patterns, so every year; it is only going to get better as the education also gets stronger”

Davido's billionaire father builds mega church in Lagos

Davido's father, Adedeji Adeleke, just built a mega church behind his company, Pacific Holdings, in Ikeja, Lagos. The billionaire chairman of the defunct Pacific Bank is a devout Seventh Day good oooooooo.

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Patience Jonathan Alive…Frail and Emaciated

Amid repeated media reports that Nigeria`s First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan is dead, AP can confirm that she is alive, and recovering at the Klinsk Hospital in Wiesbaden, Germany, where she was operated upon for a ruptured appendix

The inflamed appendix is said to have resulted from complications arising from the food poisoning. Eye-witness accounts from the hospital confided to that the First Lady was responding to treatment, but was highly emaciated.(if u see am ehn, u go pity am o. na so i hear sha)

Our investigations reveal that when the first lady and her entourage visited Dubai, they requested Nigerian food (nkwobi and odeku), which was brought to their hotel. Unknown to them the food was contaminated with the deadly Escherichia coli commonly known as E.coli; a gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium that is commonly found in the lower intestine. (big name for small bacteria)

  AP understands that the Presidency has replaced security aides around first in order to keep her affairs private at the Wiesbaden, Germany hospital, following the media frenzy and wild speculations about her health. The aides were withdrawn and replaced with a new team of six security aides from the State Security Services (SSS), sources told AP, adding that when the replacement team, comprising more experienced and trusted aides arrived Germany, they were stripped of their cell phones and directed to stay off the social media and the internet. No more FB for them o.

 Madam "president" get well soon o.


Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Presidency Replaces Aides Around First Lady In German Hospital

Culled from TheWill

The Presidency has replaced security aides around first lady Patience Jonathan in order to keep her affairs private at the Wiesbaden, Germany hospital, Horst Schmidt Kliniken, following speculations about her health, TheWill can report.

A security source with knowledge of the development told TheWill that the Presidency’s action followed reports of her medical sojourn to the hospital, believed to have been leaked by someone amongst the team of six aides dispatched to Germany ahead of her arrival.
The aides were withdrawn and replaced with a new team of six security aides from the SSS, our source said, adding that when the replacement team, made up of more experienced and trusted aides arrived Germany, they were stripped of other phones and directed to stay off the social media and the internet.

The Presidency has kept mum since reports of the first lady’s treatment in the German hospital hit the media. There have been speculations surrounding her ailment and what exactly she is being treated for.

President Goodluck Jonathan has not visited his wife since her hospitalization about three weeks ago. A top level official in the Botswana government, one of the two countries the President had visited on a 3-day working tour told THEWILL source that the President abruptly cancelled a scheduled engagement this evening and made straight for the airport heightening fears that the first lady’s condition may have deteriorated.

THEWILL has not been able to independently confirm where the President is headed.

President Jonathan was scheduled to leave Gaborone, the Botswana capital on Wednesday.

Several calls to the President’s spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati with a 3-hour period to get a reaction were unsuccessful as his phones were switched off.

The President was accompanied on the trip by Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State and Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State, Senator Sahabi Alhaji Yau; Honourable Jones C. Oyereri; the minister of mines and steel development, Alhaji Musa Mohammed Sada; the minister of culture and tourism, Chief Edem Duke; and the minister of state for foreign affairs, Dr. Nurudeen Mohammed.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012


It has just been confirmed that President Goodluck Jonathan made a hasty departure from Botswana, cutting down his state visit by one day.
A source in Malawi and Botswana with Jonathan told us that the president’s surprising and sudden departure has increased speculations among members of his delegation that his wife’s health condition may have taken a bad turn. “Some of us are even fearing that the First Lady may be dead,” he or she said.
Jonathan arrived this morning in Gaborone, the capital of Botswana, after a state visit to Malawi. He was scheduled to stay in Botswana untill tomorrow. However, Jonathan hurriedly left for the airport in Gaborone in the middle of a state luncheon. After hopping on a helicopter to visit a mine, he returned to the airport and hurriedly met members of the Nigerian community. He then got on his presidential jet and took off, leaving his ministers and other members of his delegation behind in Botswana.
Our source said that Mr. Jonathan told a few members of the delegation that he was headed back to Abuja. But, according to the source, several members of the president’s entourage suspect he may be headed for Germany to see his wife, Patience Jonathan, who is being admitted at a hospital in Wiesbaden, Germany.
“The president appeared to be in a pensive mood as he left Botswana,” our source said.
Since yesterday, there have been speculations among government officials in Abuja that the ailing First Lady may have died.
Our source in Botswana stated that Jonathan should arrive in about an hour in Abuja – if he was truly headed back for Nigeria.


Not Too Late?
Even the Terminally Tardy can Learn Time Management

At his high school in Santa Monica, Mark Reichel set a new record for tardiness, showing up late for class 72 times in a single semester.
In college in San Luis Obispo, a professor called him on the carpet for his chronic lateness and lavish excuses.
Now Reichel is a father, a homeowner and a lawyer, but some things never change.
His dinner parties in east Sacramento are fabulous but rarely start at the appointed time. His friends routinely cool their heels waiting for him to deliver a promised tool or meet them for a drink. He is notorious among clerks at the federal courthouse, where he typically finds himself dashing through the doors moments before a schedule appearance.
Perhaps his most serious lapse in timeliness occurred in February, when he arrived to deliver his Uncle Bernard's eulogy just as mourners were leaving the church.
Reichel is, to put it kindly, punctually challenged.
"It's true, it's true," he acknowledges, not without some embarrassment. "I wouldn't know how to live my life any other way."
He is in good company. Studies have suggested that as many as 20 percent of Americans, from homemakers to company presidents, are chronically late. Bill Clinton, Richard Gere, and Robert Redford are reportedly among the puntually challenged. California's embattled governor, Gray Davis, is often late for press conferences and meetings, and doctors and dentists everywhere are notorious for keeping patients waiting.
But all is not lost for the people whom author Diana DeLonzor calls "lateniks," and for the loved ones and colleagues they drive batty.
"Lifelong habits are hard to break," says DeLonzor, who lives in San Francisco. "But it can be done."
DeLonzor is living proof. She was terminally tardy for most of her life. It caused havoc in her job as a sales manager and chaos in her marriage. She offended friends, missed airplanes, and showed up late for business gatherings.
"It was a running joke, but people also got angry," she recalls. "Every encounter began with an apology or a story about why I was late. People always saw me as a little bit of a flake."
DeLonzor has changed her ways. For the past seven years, she has been a stickler for punctuality and now teaches others to overcome lateness and procrastination. State agencies and private corporations tap her for seminars on the subject, and recently she published a book, "Never Be Late Again, 7 Cures for the Punctually Challenged," (Post Madison Publishing; $13.95).
Employees of the California Department of Motor Vehicles and the Franchise Tax Board, two agencies not commonly associated with speediness, packed seminars hosted by DeLonzor.
"Ours was voluntary. People had to come during lunch, and I had to keep getting more and more chairs," says Lane Mayberry of the tax board. "I think everybody saw a little bit of themselves in the things she was saying. Time management and procrastination have been issues for a very long time for both employers and employees."
Teresa Swafford, who works for the Department of Food and Agriculture, attended a DeLonzor seminar and has taken some of her tips to heart.
"Lateness issues had caused a lot of stress for me," Swafford says. "I was always rushing., trying to get a lot done in a little bit of time. I didn't want to just sit around waiting if I arrived early for something, so I postponed leaving until the very last minute. Now she tries to leave early for most every appointment and brings a book to occupy her free time.
"I haven't been late since that seminar," Swafford says.
The first step toward overcoming chronic lateness, DeLonzor says, is understanding why it happens.
Before she wrote the book, DeLonzor did some research. With the help of psychologists at San Francisco State University, she interviewed 225 people who identified themselves as being chronically late. Among other things, the research team found that the punctually challenged often share personality characteristics including anxiety, low levels of self-control or a penchant for thrill-seeking.
"Contrary to popular belief, it's really not about being selfish or believing their time is more important than yours," DeLonzor says of her chronically late soul mates. "These are people who are late for the gym, job interviews, even vacations. It's about their inabiity to control their own time."
DeLonzor urges lateniks to recognize that their behavior is complicating their lives and the lives of others, and to change their attitudes about punctuality. In her book, she offers tips for eliminating lateness, including keeping a journal documenting how long it takes to accomplish certain tasks. "Reward yourself with a pedicure, a slice of cake or a nice dinner when you have been successful," she advises.
DeLonzor maintains that it is almost never acceptable to be late, at least in American culture. But she notes that some offenses are more egregious than others. A dentist who must deal with an emergency tooth extraction, for example, has a better excuse for making his other patients wait than someone who is late for a business meeting because she was perusing the new shoe collection at Macy's.
"Most doctors and dentists do make people wait. It's unavoidable sometimes," says Sandra Grice, a longtime dental assistant in a busy Sacramento office. "Someone comes in for a simple appointment, and it turns out they need a crown, and the crown turns into a root canal. We have to address the situation right away. We can't send them away."
Apologies to those left waiting are mandatory, she says. "Some do get mad and leave, but most understand. We make notes on the charts of the people who had to wait, and we roll out the red carpet the next time they come in."
At the state Capitol, lateness is the order of the day. Sessions rarely start on the button, in some cases inconveniencing people who have come from far-flung places for the opportunity to testify before legislators.
Martha Escutia, a Democratic senator from Whittier, is one politician who has little patience for chronic lateness.
"I think timeliness is a matter of courtesy," says Escutia., who chairs the Judiciary Committee. "In our jobs in particular, it's critical."
Escutia uses her power to shut down hearings, allowing bills to die, unless legislators show up on time. It usually works.
"Punctuality is a quality that is just not appreciated in today's fast-paced society," she says.
Most members of the chronically late club, DeLonzor says, are victims of a phenomenon she calls magical thinking.
"It's the ability to deceive yourself into believing you can accomplish everything you want to do in a certain period of time, even if all evidence points to the contrary," she says.
Within that group are people DeLonzor labels "deadliners," who get a psychological rush from sprinting to the finish line. "Producers" are those who get an ego boost from accomplishing a ridiculous number of tasks in a single day.
Reichel, the perpetually late lawyer, seems to be a little bit of both.
"For me, it's a feeling that I can do it all," he says. "I can have my coffee, make a phone call,m tell a joke to someone in the hallway, and then get in the car to get to court, which starts in three minutes. I usually walk in just as the bell rings."
Reichel also firmly believes that he can use his charm to temper any feelings of resentment that his lateness might cause.
"I can usually talk my way out of things," he says. "My friends are constantly intrigued by my new and creative excuses." But he admits his credibility has been damaged over the years. Even his young boys, Jack and Joseph, sometimes shake their heads at his explanations.
Overcoming chronically late behavior is not as simple as turning the clock ahead 15 minutes, DeLonzor says. Rather, dawdlers must consciously train themselves to do better. Victims of the punctually challenged can help, she says, by threatening to leave if their friend or family member is more than 15 minutes late for an appointment or by sending one of DeLonzor's humorous, anonymous "lateness citations," available on the Web site
Reichel has another suggestion.
"Really, the people in my life just need to realize that, despite my lateness, I have a lot of good qualities," he says. "They need to know that I will always be there for them, 15 minutes late. and I'll always have a very interesting excuse.
"I am late because...

Below are the most common excuses for lateness, from Diana DeLonzor, author of "Never Be Late Again, 7 Cures for the Punctually Challenged."
  • The commute was horrible.
  • My child got sick
  • I couldn't remember where I parked the car
  • My alarm clock broke
  • A car was blocking the driveway
Following the more creative excuses DeLonzor's heard:
  • A window-washer was outside my window, and I sleep naked, so I couldn't get out of bed until he was gone.
  • Today is my horse's birthday, and I wanted to celebrate with him.
  • My neighbor's house was on ire, and I had to help put it out.
  • I got locked in the bathroom of the restaurant. It took them an hour to get me out.

Obama Responds to Nicki Minaj Endorsing Mitt Romney

Last week Nicki Minaj endorsed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in a rap on Lil Wayne's new mixtape. In an interview with Power 95.3 in Orlando, President Obama was asked what he thought about Nicki Minaj endorsing Mitt Romney, and below is what he said:

"I'm not sure that is actually what happened. I think she had a song on there, a little rap that said that. But, she likes to play different characters. So I don't know what's going on there."
Listen to it yourself after the cut...