Saturday, 24 September 2016

Photos from Peter Okoye's son Cameron's 8th birthday party

P-Square's Peter Okoye first born Cameron turned 8 years old today and a birthday party was thrown for him. More photos after the cut...

Reno Omokri claps back at official APC


FG, governors okay sale of national assets

The National Economic Council, which comprises Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and 36 state governors, has endorsed plans by the Federal Government to sell some national assets as part of efforts to address the current economic recession in the country.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice-President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, said in a statement that the sale of national assets was one of the recommendations of the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udoma (SAN), during the National Economic Council meeting on Thursday.
Other recommendations, he stated, included the diversification of the economy and the use of recovered loot.
The statement added that as part of measures to revive the economy, “the President’s Economic Management Team is working on plans to generate immediate larger injection of funds into the economy through assets sale, advance payment of licences renewal, infrastructural concession, use of recovered funds etc. to reduce funding gaps; and implementation of fiscal stimulus/budget priorities.”
The government also wants to “fast-track procedures through legislation and implementation of Strategic Implementation Plan of the budget; and engage in the meaningful diversification of the economy and cut down importation.”
In her presentation, the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, revealed that the balance of the Excess Crude Account was $2.453bn as of September 20, 2016.
On the budget loan support facility for the states, Adeosun told the council that N50bn had so far been disbursed to the state governments.
In the area of housing, the finance minister noted that there was a target of N1bn to operate a Public-Private Partnership (N500bn initial) to create a blended pool of long term funds to intervene in housing development finance and mortgage provision.
She said the aim was to deliver family housing priced from as low as N2.5m up to N18m, delivered in a ‘‘ready-to-occupy’’ condition with essential services, including water and electricity.
Adeosun added, “The delivery target is 400,000 to 500,000 housing units per annum. The ultimate aim of the programme is to channel funds from savers to borrowers so that builders have the required capital to construct and prospective buyers can access credit to purchase.
“The fund will attract low cost local and international capital, including from domestic pension and insurance funds, FG funding as well as contributions from state governments and other agencies.”
The Governors of Kebbi State, Abubakar Bagudu; Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi; and the Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Yetunde Onanuga, told journalists after the four-hour meeting that the council members commended the Economic Management Team and supported the plan to steer the nation out of recession.
Bagudu added, “The National Economic Council met today (Thursday) at its sixth meeting of the year, which is the 70th National Executive Council meeting and the Ministers of Budget and National Planning and the Central Bank Governor all made presentations and the highlights of the presentation were the sad news that the economy was in recession largely due to the dependency on single commodity, which is crude oil, which prices we do not control.
“And in particular, it was noted that our economic managers, the National Economic Team, are responding in competition with economic managers elsewhere; so, it’s not an easy task, it is a very difficult task and we crave the indulgence of our nation to give them a chance for the measures to take effect.”
Ajimobi said the Presidential Technical Committee on Land Reform presented the draft regulation on Land Use Act 2013 to NEC.
According to him, the regulation seeks to make provisions to streamline mortgage transactions and clearly delineate the rights, duties and obligations of a mortgage.
Onanuga stated that Adeosun and the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, briefed NEC on the best options for managing floating Forex policy introduced by the CBN.
Highlights of the presentation, she said, included CBN  introduced cautious Monetary Policy orientation as dictated by consumer price and exchange rate, adoption of policy tightening measures for flexible Forex rate to address persistent pressures occasioned by scarcity and speculative demands, improving market dynamics by CBN, interventions to states in the area of salaries and in commercial agriculture.
Some of the governors at the meeting included Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna); Ayo Fayose (Ekiti); Abubakar Bagudu (Kebbi); Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta); Abubakar Mohammed (Bauchi); Willy Obiano (Anambra); Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu); Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara); Yahaya Bello (Kogi); Olusegun Mimiko (Ondo); Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto); Badaru Abubakar (Jigawa) and Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State.
The governors of Ogun, Rivers, Nasarawa, Katsina and Lagos were represented by their deputies.
NLC, TUC, NUPENG oppose planned sales
But organised labour has warned the Federal Government to reject the recommendations to sell the country’s assets, specifically its shares in the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited and the aviation industry.
The Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress of Nigeria and the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, in separate statements on Thursday, described the advice given by the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi and Aliko Dangote as selfish and not in the national interest.
They pledged to resist any further sale or concession of national assets under the guise of fighting economic recession.
The President of NLC, Ayuba Wabba, said government’s investments in the LNLG and Joint Venture oil upstream operations were profitable and should be preserved for the future.
Wabba said, “It is on record that dividends, in excess of $1bn, have accrued annually to the national coffers from the gas company over the past 12 years. These calls are more worrisome when one considers the history of sovereign assets divestiture in the past.  Where are the proceeds from sales of the assets in the power sector for instance?
“With the benefit of hindsight, it is obvious that these assets were distributed to favoured individuals and surrogates of the ruling elite without any appreciable benefits to Nigerians.
The TUC described those calling for the sale of national assets as enemies of Nigeria.
The TUC President, Mr. Bala Kaigama, and the Acting Secretary-General, Mr. Simeso Amachree, said in a statement on Thursday that the suggestion for the sale of the assets was also disgraceful.
“The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria warns those calling for the sale of national shareholdings in Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited and concession of the country’s airports to drop the idea if they do not want to incur the wrath of workers. Those suggestions are disgraceful and portray them as enemies of the state,” it said.
NUPENG President, Igwe Achese, called on the Federal Government to ignore the advice and encourage foreign and local investors to set up new refineries.
He reiterated that the economy could be revived through short-term, medium-term and long-term economic measures to ameliorate poverty and suffering of Nigerians.

EFCC arrests one of its officers for collecting N15m bribe from a lawmaker

The EFCC on Thursday, September 15, 2016, arrested one of its operatives, Uzodinma Kingsley Agbazue for offences bordering on criminal conspiracy and extortion.

Agbazue, a Deputy Detective Superintendent, DDS, was arrested following a complaint by a lawmaker currently under investigation by the Commission, alleging that the operative collected N15million from him with a promise to give him soft landing by compromising the investigation.

According to the complainant, Agbazue allegedly approached him, claiming he had been mandated by the officer handling the case to discuss and reach an agreement on how to “kill the case”. Following the approach, a sum of N15million was given to Agbazue whose game plan collapsed after the Investigating officer, who was ignorant of his scheme, refused to do his bidding. With the investigation gathering increased momentum after parting with the hefty sum, the complainant became uncomfortable and demanded a refund.

The complainant stated that, when he requested for the refund of his money, Agbazue only returned N5million claiming that the balance of N10million had been given to someone “to kill the case from the top”.

The complainant also alleged that the operative collected N1million at a different time as assistance for settlement of his wife’s medical bill. Agbazue’s action is in contravention of the Commission’s mandate and ideals as the EFCC will not solicit or accept gratification from a suspect to compromise a case under investigation. The suspect will be subjected to administrative action as precursor to possible prosecution at the end of the investigation.

Source: EFCC

'I have no issues with T.B Joshua; he rejected a man that loves him'- Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin speaks out

Following a disclaimer on the facebook page of Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua against the person and ministry of Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Funfeyin last week, Funfeyin who is the General Overseer, Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry, Warri, Delta State has reacted to the statement.

Here is the disclaimer from Synagogue Church of All Nations: “Our attention has been drawn to several articles circulating online in which an individual named Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin is referred to as the “first son” of Prophet T.B. Joshua.  We wish to inform the general public that The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), Emmanuel TV and Prophet T.B. Joshua are not affiliated with this individual or his ministry.”

Fondly called Prophet Jeremiah, the cleric who just returned from a trip from Europe speaks extensively about his relationship with T.B Joshua, among other issues.

We have been hearing that you have issues with T.B Joshua but first, what is your relationship with T.B Joshua?
First and foremost, my name is Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin. T.B Joshua is a person called by God and he has been a servant of God for a long time which I and everyone know. When I came up as a prophet, I just love the pattern that he is carrying out with the children of God. I just love him as a person and God is using him as a prophet.
Have you met T.B Joshua one on one?

Yes, the time I went to see him was when his buildings collapsed. When something happens to your colleagues one has to show concern and I went to him. We had been communicating on phone before I went to see him. What people should know is that I just love the man from time.

There is this rumour flying about that you call yourself T.B Joshua Junior, have you heard about it?
Yes, I was at a programme in Italy, Europe when I heard it. I went round three countries-Italy, Austria and Germany. When I heard it, I became weak in the spirit because I noticed that anytime I travel out of the country, issues like this emanate. There was a time I went to South Africa for a programme. The second day, this kind of situation happened. What happened was that there was a woman called Ufuoma who stood on the altar of T.B Joshua to say despicable things of which I know nothing about. But God was so kind that through Apostle Johnson Suleiman, the truth was revealed. She said many unprintable words against men of God and again, those things weakened my spirit. She said I charged her money and when she got to then mountain, they emptied her financially. She even displayed pictures of the white garment that is usually worn whenever one goes to the mountain. She said so many other things against our mountain. I was distracted in South Africa when I heard all this. When I watched it, I wasn’t pleased. I was asking, why synagogue? I came back and Apostle Suleiman said that the woman is a liar that he even gave her money to bury her father who had died long time ago. She criticized all of them. Apostle Suleman, Adeboye, Moshiri, Ayo Oritshejafor. I have clips of her testimony praising Oritshejafor saying there is no man of God like him. She said the man has healed her not knowing that what the woman was doing is what I call 419 in churches. She was just broadcasting these things in different places. She came to our place and was trying to condemn Johnson Suleiman and I said no, any person who insults or criticizes a man or woman of God, I don’t want to set my eyes on that person. She now asked me to help her with money, about N1.2m to start business; that she has lost everything, so on and so forth. The same thing she said on that altar was what she said but I drove her. That is what happened.
This one again, I was in the second day in Italy when the same story came again. It is not really the same but it is like it. They said I am calling myself the first son of T.B Joshua. When you read my interviews, I have never called myself first son of T.B Joshua. I am the general overseer of Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry, and T. B Joshua is general overseer of Synagogue Church of all Nations, how then can I call myself first son of somebody? That means I am demoting myself. It means I don’t know what I am doing. First sons are people who are first sons to people who submit their tithes, and other things to their fathers. But I have never submitted anything to T.B Joshua. I never pay my tithe to synagogue. I have sons even grand children. I saw this thing in the media. They are the ones that called me first son. When I was coming up in the ministry, they called me Niger Delta T.B Joshua, Ijaw T.B Joshua, Warri T.B Joshua, T.B Joshua Junior. I told them categorically that  I am not all those names they are calling me. I am prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin. I just love the man and I love other men of God. But to my surprise, when I was in a crusade again, this thing came up from T.B joshua’s facebook wall that I am calling myself first son of T.B Joshua. When I looked at it, I reckoned that it is not T.B Joshua that wrote it. I think the media is responsible for that write-up to capture peoples’ attention because why is it that whenever I travel abroad such stories will spring up? I respect and love T.B Joshua. Anytime he preaches he always make a statement: ‘let love leads.’ But what pains me most is the way it was written that T.B Joshua has drawn the attention of the whole world and said one individual called Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin… Who is an individual? I don’t still believe that that write –up is from T.B Joshua. People should please read my biography. Honestly it was painful when I heard it. I am now telling everyone that I am not the first son of T.B Joshua.

How do you identify someone who is called by God?
God shows himself to prophets. Prophets are people who God can talk to anytime, anyhow. They can see the past, present and future. When God called me as a prophet, I didn’t know I was a prophet. I just love this man and why I love him is this; when I was in my 21days dry fasting, because I show love to all the great men of God, they appeared to me and they taught me things in the realm of the spirit. Some appeared two times, some three, four but T.B Joshua appeared to me 10 times and he taught me so many spiritual things after which I fell in love with the man.
In Christiandom today, there is so much bad blood. You find out that pastors don’t like themselves, why is it so?
Pastors don’t love each other; prophets don’t love each other in our time. It is a weapon of Satan. But no man of God can discover that secret. Some men of God can discover it but they cannot carry everybody along. It is a weapon that Satan uses against men of God in Nigeria, in the world. Satan knew that if he uses this weapon he is going to scatter the body of Christ. It is one of the highest weapons Satan uses against the body of Christ. We are supposed to love ourselves. Jesus said we should love one another. But today it is not so. Look at Nigerians prophets and pastors. Nigeria has the highest number of anointed men of God in the world, when they speak a word, God answers them by a second but these men has never come together even for a day. Look at the Boko haram making noise, just one minute, let us gather together anywhere and speak to God collectively concerning Boko haram, I bet you, one second that thing will stop. But Satan uses that weapon to make them suspect themselves. This one is like this, that one is like that.

Who is your spiritual father?
My spiritual father is almighty God, Jesus Christ. There are some people that are called by God directly. Some people are called through somebody. The bible says a man called Moses was going to feed his flock. He was in a bush and the bush was burning but the leaves were not consumed. Suddenly a voice came, said Moses! Moses! Then, Moses did not know who God is. God told him to tell Pharaoh, ‘let my people go.’ From there Moses started. That was how God called Moses. Who called Moses? God!
A man called Samuel was working under Eli who God called. Samuel was sleeping when a voice called him, he went to Eli to ask whether he called him. It happened three times and Eli who was called by God told him to tell the voice to speak for ‘thy servant is listening.’ That was how God started talking to him. Now who called Samuel? God! God spoke to Samuel now as a prophet to go to Jesse’s house and anoint a son and this man is called David. He is the youngest son. He anointed David. Who called David? Samuel. You can see the difference now. We have some people who are spiritual fathers to some people. I have a direct call from God. I was working as an intercessor in Mountain of Fire and Miracles in Warri, Enere Junction. Because of the miracle that takes place whenever I pray where the blind see, cripple rise up and walk, etc, they said this man is using other power. That was how they drove me away. I was with them for about eight months. When they drove me, the Lord said; ‘I will be with you’ that was how I started. No man of God has laid hands on me to say go and start. And the Lord directed me to go for a 21 days fasting and then 10 days into four different times, seven, days uncountable, three days, uncountable. In Mountain of Fire and Miracles, they believe in fasting to do their deliverance. That was how I was brought up.

You said you were not sure it was T,B Joshua that wrote that disclaimer on you but between then and now, he has not refuted it, Are you sure he did not approve of it?
It has taken a long time now. It ought to have been reflected if he approves of it or not. If he is aware, what are we going to tell the unbelievers? Remember, he said, ‘let love lead.’ It is from his mouth first that I heard that statement. I never heard it anywhere. If he is aware, what about that statement that he made? It is like the body of Christ is divided. If he is not aware I don’t know but if he is aware, where does the love leads come from? And what is love?

In your previous interview, you said one can chose his spiritual father, does that assertion still hold for you given the present situation?
You can chose your spiritual father; the person that you love. It can be more than one. I still love these people. I show love to Olukoya, T.B Joshua et al.

You made mention of T.B Joshua and Olukoya, who are the other great men of God that you have relationship with?

Why I mentioned two of them is because I was brought up at Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries. Two, I love the way T.B Joshua is operating in the body of Christ as well as the way that he taught me in the realm of the spirit when I was in my 21 days fasting. I also love other men of God like Prophet Buchriri from South Africa, Apostle Johnson Suleiman, Iginla, among others. I love everybody.

As at last month, one of the most topical issues was the assistance you gave to Nollywwod actor, Ernest Asuzu, why did you develop interest in him?
Like T.B Joshua said, ‘let love lead.’ That is the love I have. I don’t know God before and I practiced from this people. Love is about sharing. We have open and secret giving. The bible says when we give, we should not allow our right hand to know, the same bible now says Jesus Christ was doing good and healing people. That means people witnessed it. You can give both secretly and openly. It is not only Ernest I have helped. I have helped a lot. If I don’t help a person in a day, I will fall sick. Any woman who gives birth in my church will get N50,000 with a bible and baby things. If it is twins, they get N100,000,  and so on. There is a king from Kogi State  who became a taxi driver. When I saw the case, I bought  jeep of N4m for him. The jeep I bought for Ernest cost N4m too aside cash gift of N1.5 m. These gestures have been on for a long time. It didn’t start today.
What do you like most about being a prophet of God?
I love singing, dancing for God then helping people.
What don’t you like about being a prophet?

What I don’t enjoy is only one thing- my workers. They need training. My workers are a problem to me. Money is not my problem, when I pray for poor people, they become millionaires, the only problem I have is to manage my workers.
If you read the dailies today, some pastors are into ritual, armed robbery among other vices in the name of God, they also carry the bible, is that right for Christianity?
It is by calling. Because of joblessness, people do all sorts of things. It is not only in Nigeria but all over the world.  Many people fall victim in the hand of prophets. Our prophets demand money. Some people even give their cars, houses, lands in the name of prophet. Any man or woman who calls him or her a man or woman of God, when you go to them and the person said drop money, run away. That person is not called by God. Jesus Christ was doing good everywhere when he was on earth. A genuine man of God does not ask money before he prays for you. When they pray for you and you succeed, they now come back share your testimony and you can now pay tithe, seed, whatever thing that you have but any man who is not called will ask you to bring money first. Today, many people fall victim because they cannot differentiate original from fake. The bible says by their fruits we shall know them.

How was the experience like in Europe?
The journey was great and wonderful. People calling me first son of T.B Joshua, are making a mistake. You will be surprised how these people welcomed me.
In Nigeria they call me ‘General’ but in Europe they called me ‘Field Marshall.’ I don’t call myself anything. In the beginning, my brothers who are lawyers were calling me prophet, pastor.  I remember in the bible when Jesus asks his disciples who they think he is and the Holy Spirit touched Apostle Peter who said, ‘you are the Holy Spirit and at the same time the son of God, you are Jesus Christ!’ I have never a day called myself name. It is people out there that call me names. I really enjoyed in Europe. The crowd was really great and one of the ambassadors from south Sudan came to Italy. The white people were surprised that eight white and black people in wheel chair walked. There is something that surprised them. A baby who feeds through a tube like pipe got healed. She has been on that condition for a period of one year, eight months. The baby did not use her mouth to feed. I told them that I have an interest in that case. The white people were all looking. Immediately I pumped in the pool of Bethsaida water and I touched the baby, and asked them to remove the tube, they did. When they came back, the baby fed through her mouth. They even didn’t want me to come back to Nigeria.
Has there been anything as a prophet of God that you asked God to do that he didn’t do?
No. All the things I have begged God to do are done many times over. God always surprises me. If I beg two things, he will do a hundred.
Usually we get to read about you and the miracle that happens in Mercyland, which would you describe as the greatest miracle you have witnessed?
They are many; uncountable. A man called Osagie, a lecturer in the university of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, Rivers State last year December was waiting for death because every part of his body was rotten and smelling. They just covered him with clothes. Doctors say they cannot do anything about his situation. That was how they brought this man to me. If you see this man then, you will not eat. I used the pool of Bethsaida water on him. Within one month, this man recovered. He came back with his wife and child to testify.  This happened on the cross over night of 2015.

A man called Friday white who is currently working at the pool of Bethsaida was working in a river in Angola when an insect like a spider bit him. Doctors in Angola could not heal him. They sent him to Nigeria. He began to die gradually.  His condition got worse that he could no longer walk and rashes covered his body. His family people abandoned him. He heard I was coming to a particular place in the bush, he waited for me. They carried him to pool of Bethsaida where he drank the water and became healed instantly. What God has done through the pool of Bethsaida are uncommon uncountable miracles. They are rare. The pool of Bethsaida is a pool that I saw when I traveled to Israel. It is the same pool in the bible. God instructed me to build one in Mercyland and that He will put His power in it. And He did.

That man now is the head of the pool. His video is on the internet. Babies have died and came back to life. What God has been using me to do are practical things. They are things you will see and believe. Once again, I am Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin, I am not a son to anybody. I am a general, a prophet on my own. They call me field marshall, I accepted all of them. I am not son to anybody but I love all of them and pray for them.

Wedding is cancelled after bride is filmed passionately kissing stranger on her hen do (photos)

A wedding in Mexico was cancelled after the bride-to-be named Emma Alicia Paz Ayala was filmed passionately kissing a stranger during her hen do (bachelorette party). While drinking heavily at a pool bar at the resort where she held her hen do, Emma was filmed kissing the apparent stranger passionately while others cheer. It was shared on social media and soon spread. The groom-to-be Pablo Torres Gandara and his family viewed the clip and soon after, the wedding was cancelled.

United win without Rooney as City maintain perfect start

Manchester United thrashed defending Premier League champions Leicester City 4-1 to vindicate manager Jose Mourinho’s decision to drop Wayne Rooney while Manchester City maintained their perfect start with a 3-1 win at Swansea on Saturday.
United scored four goals, three from set-pieces, as Chris Smalling, Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba with his first goal since his return from Juventus, all found the back of the net between the 22nd and 42nd minutes at Old Trafford.
England skipper Rooney was limited to just a few minutes off the bench at the end of the match but Mourinho told Sky Sports: “Wayne Rooney is a big player for me, United and this country.”
Leicester managed a brilliant consolation goal from half-time substitute Demarai Gray but that could not stop the Foxes shipping four goals for the second time in as many league away games after doing so at Liverpool a fortnight ago.
“It’s not possible to concede three goals off corners, that means you are not concentrating,” said Foxes manager Claudio Ranieri.
                              Man U captain Wayne Rooney has been dropped to the bench for the visit of Premier League champions Leicester to Old Trafford on Saturday. / AFP PHOTO / ANTHONY DEVLIN /
Sergio Aguero marked his return from a three-game ban for a wayward elbow as Manchester City won away to Swansea for the second time in a week after their EFL Cup victory in south Wales.
Aguero fired City into a ninth-minute lead at the Liberty Stadium but Swansea were level minutes later when Fernando Llorente lashed in a half-volley.
City, however, regained the lead with an Aguero penalty in the 65th minute after Mike van der Hoorn fouled Kevin de Bruyne in the box.
Raheem Sterling, using Aguero as a decoy, made it 3-1 in the 77th minute.
“Sergio is quality,” said Guardiola. “His first step, second step in the box is so good and that is why he is one of the best strikers in the world but I want to help him improve his game.”
‘World-class pressing’ -Liverpool overpowered Hull City 5-1 after the Tigers spent much of the match a man down at Anfield, with the Reds 3-0 up inside 36 minutes.
                                          Liverpool's English midfielder James Milner is congrateulated by teammates after shooting from the penalty spot to score his team's fifth goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Hull City at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on September 24, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Geoff CADDICK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.  /
Adam Lallana put Liverpool ahead in the 17th minute.
Hull then found themselves down a man when Ahmed Elmohamady was sent off after blocking Philippe Coutinho’s goal-bound shot with his arm.
James Milner scored from the resulting penalty and Sadio Mane then made it 3-0.
David Meyler pulled a goal back before Coutinho restored Liverpool’s three-goal lead with a brilliant 25-yard strike.
Milner scored his second penalty of the match after Daniel Sturridge was tripped by Andrew Robertson
“I think we should not worry about whether we should have scored more,” said Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.
“It was a world-class performance in counter-pressing.”
South Korea’s Son Heung-Min scored twice as Tottenham Hotspur, without injured England star Harry Kane, won 2-1 away to Middlesbrough.
Son opened the scoring in the seventh minute and doubled the London club’s advantage in the 23rd minute with a right-foot shot.
Boro replied through Ben Gibson’s 65th-minute goal.
Bournemouth ended Everton’s unbeaten start to the season with a 1-0 home win secured by Junior Stanislas’s shot into the top corner.
At the Stadium of Light, Crystal Palace came from 2-0 down to beat Sunderland 3-2 and so deny the hosts a first league win of the campaign.
Jermain Defoe seized on a mistake by Joe Ledley as he fired Sunderland into a 39th-minute lead before doubling their lead on the hour mark only for Ledley to atone for his earlier error a minute earlier.
James McArthur headed in an equaliser before Christian Benteke’s stoppage-time goal completed the south London club’s comeback.
Tony Pulis was unable to mark his 1,000th game as a manager with a win as his West Bromwich Albion drew 1-1 away to former club Stoke City, still to win in the league this season.
Joe Allen put Stoke head in the 73rd minute before Salomon Rondon equalised deep into stoppage time.

GE pushes ahead with $2bn investment in Africa

’Femi Asu
GE, which has operated in Africa for over 100 years, has restated its commitment to investing $2bn in facility development, skills training and sustainability initiatives across the continent by 2018.
The company re-echoed the commitment at the 2016 US-Africa Business Forum, while announcing significant progress against the commitment as well as several new initiatives, according to a statement.
Two years ago, the first US-Africa Business Forum drew the attention of the world to the promise of Africa. Governments and organisations discussed and debated opportunities in infrastructure, innovation, and workforce development, and together committed more than $33bn in deals, investments and financing to accelerate the continent’s growth.

“GE is proud to remain a steadfast partner in Africa’s sustainable growth and will continue to invest in people and infrastructure across Africa.”The President and Chief Executive Officer, GE Africa, Jay Ireland, was quoted to have said, “Meeting Africa’s needs takes leadership and cooperation. This US-Africa Business Forum signals the strong commitment by both African and US companies and governments to collaborate for economic growth.
The President and Chief Executive Officer, GE Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, Nabil Habayeb, said, “Building on our decades of presence in the region, we have specifically focused on supporting North African nations to strengthen their energy, health care and transportation infrastructure – sectors that are mission-critical for sustained growth.
“In addition to delivering advanced digital industrial technologies that enhance productivity and efficiency, our emphasis has been to create thriving innovation ecosystems and promote local capacity hospitals. Early results are positive; access to radiology services improved by 50 per cent across three pilot hospitals in the first five months after the new equipment was installed.
“Through partnership agreements in Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana and Angola, we support their development agendas in power generation, health care and transportation. We were even named one of Nigeria’s most strategic investors this year.”

FG will not sell all national assets – Udoma

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udo Udoma has said the federal government will not sell all national assets.
Udoma, in a statement by his Media Adviser, James Akpandem on Saturday in Abuja, said the primary objective of government’s fiscal stimulus plan was not to sell off all major critical national assets but to source for immediate funds to get the economy out of recession.
He said the intention of government was just to get enough money to fund the 2016 budget and to put the economy back on the path of recovery.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Economic Management Team had been working on a plan to generate immediate large injection of funds into the economy.
The team had plans to generate and inject large amount of funds, estimated at between 10 billion dollars and 15 billion dollars into the economy.
“This unfortunate scenario has prompted the team to urgently work out a fiscal stimulus plan to generate immediate large injection of funds into the economy,’’ he said.
He said the plans were to generate funds through asset sales, advance payment for license rounds, infrastructure concessioning, use of recovered funds to reduce the funding gap.
The other option, according to the minister, would have been to source for additional loans, beyond the level of borrowing already projected for in the 2016 budget.
“This would not be a wise option as it would raise the level of debt service to an unsustainable level,’’ Udoma said
He also said the government was exploring several options in the asset sales proposal including repurchase options, which would make provision for buy-back of those assets when the situation improved.

'I am a virgin. When I pray to God, it goes straight to him & he answers me directly' claims Ghanaian Apostle

Ghanaian Apostle, Job Antwi, the head of all 'virgin pastors' in Ghana called "The 10 Virgin Pastors Association", said since he was born, he hasn't had sexual intercourse with a woman before and is 'purely virgin'. Antwi says that if you want to join his society/group, you will be questioned carefully on whether you've slept with a woman and also swear before man/god and the bible that if you are telling lies, something bad will happen to you. That if a non virgin joins their group, there'll be chaos.

The Virgin Apostle however admitted that he has a fiancee and he kisses her once in a while. Also he wakes up with an erection occasionally and has wet dreams (ejaculates by 4am/5am). Watch the video after the cut.

N5bn reportedly found in account of an Army General's daughter

EFCC operatives have reportedly found N5 billion lodged in an account operated by the daughter of an Army General. According to an official in the antigraft agency who spoke on condition of anonymity to The Sun, investigations so far carried out into the account, showed that N10 million was sometimes deposited 5 to 6 times within a day.

The source stated that the Army general's daughter is under 30 and recently got married. The account officer, a lady who manages the account was subsequently invited by the EFCC. She gave useful information which led to the invitation of the Army General’s daughter towards the last week of August. The source stated that she pleaded for more time to enable her attend to her infant child.

The young nursing mother eventually turned up with her mother, baby, husband and lawyer about two weeks ago. And for two days, she faced interrogation though she was not detained because she is a nursing mother. “Details of the account show that cash deposits of about N10 million were consistently paid into the account sometimes five or six times a day. The money so far deposited into that account and another in London should well be over N5 billion”, the source said.

Investigators also discovered that even though the lady was still a student in the United Kingdom, hundreds of thousands of Pound Sterling were wired into the bank account of a London based firm’s bank account for her. The firm, Carrington Whyte Consulting with Flat 4, Grove End Gardens 33 Grove End Road NW8 9LL London, as its address, was curiously registered around June 2014 and shortly after, the funds began to hit its bank account from Nigeria in torrents.

Though the Army General’s daughter is currently on administrative bail, she is however, expected to report back for further interrogation next week. “We had to study her last statements, juxtapose them with our findings and draw up fresh questions for her and with which we confront her next week”, the source explained.

Barbra Streisand comes for Donald Trump and it's epic

The entertainer who is a prominent supporter of Hilary Clinton tore into the Republican presidential nominee in a piece for Huffington post and she pulled no punches. Responding to Trump's jibe that Hillary doesn't look presidential, she called him "a raccoon in a tanning bed with a flying squirrel on his head", she also accused him of “spreading and reflecting bigotry and hatred” throughout America. Read the piece after the cut...

When a politician ends almost every sentence with “believe me”... don’t! He’s probably lying.
According to PolitiFact, Donald Trump’s statements are rated “false,” “mostly false,” and “pants on fire” 71 percent of the time. In other words, the majority of the time that Trump speaks, he is not telling the truth.

But do the facts matter to Donald Trump or many in the media who are too entertained to correct his lies? We saw how Matt Lauer didn’t challenge him. Chris Wallace, the Fox News personality who is hosting one of the debates, has gone on record saying that facts are not relevant to him. This should be profoundly unacceptable to the American people. Our country and its stability is on the line. Facts do matter!

When Trump throws around words like “crooked,” he’s really describing himself and he doesn’t even know it. In psychological terms, it’s called “the disowned self.” Psychiatrists have explained how a person who refuses to recognize his own flaws will often project them onto other people.

As an article in The Washington Post recently said, “Trump’s history of corruption is mind-boggling.” This is a man who has bankrupted companies, reneged on bank loans, and cheated small business owners. For someone who claims to be a champion of the people, his m.o. is actually to stiff the little guy. Trump is notorious for refusing to pay painters, carpenters, plumbers and all sorts of vendors the money he owes them. The contracts he signed mean nothing to him. After the work is done, he’ll offer pennies on the dollar and say, If you don’t like it, sue me!... knowing full well that these mom-and-pop businesses don’t have the resources to take him to court. Even so, he’s been sued nearly 1,500 times over the last 30 years.

To those supporters who believe he’s a rich businessman and think he’s going to make them rich... get the facts straight. Investors in his failed casino ventures lost 90 percent of their money between 1995-2005. When the going gets tough, Trump vanishes. He eventually filed for bankruptcy, leaving others holding the bag.

And this man has the nerve to insult Hillary, who has always cared about other people? From the time she was in college, she’s been working to improve the lives of others... women, children, minorities.
What has Donald Trump ever done to serve others?

He only cares about promoting himself.
While Trump was being investigated and then sued by the Department of Justice for refusing to rent apartments to black and Hispanic people... Hillary was in Texas helping to register black and Hispanic voters.
While Donald had to be shamed into coming up with the contribution he promised to veterans... Hillary actually got legislation passed when she was in the Senate to expand their health care and other benefits.

While Donald has vowed to appoint Supreme Court justices who will overturn the ruling on marriage equality, Hillary declared that “gay rights are human rights” when she was Secretary of State.
Trump is both spreading and reflecting bigotry and hatred. He said a judge was not capable of doing his job because of his Mexican heritage.

One in five of his supporters believe slavery should never have been abolished and 61 percent believe President Obama wasn’t born in the United States. For five years, Trump has wasted our time with his crackpot birther conspiracy theory.  Only now he has suddenly had a conversion, but he doesn’t even have the decency to apologize. And he has the audacity to say Hillary started it all... another outrageous lie. He sounds like a child on the playground trying to escape punishment.

He’s basically a bully, but like all bullies, he’s a coward at heart. He skipped out on a debate because he didn’t like the moderator. He can’t handle the tough questions. He’s so thin-skinned that as soon as anyone challenges him, he sues them.

Hillary has been attacked right and left for decades and is still standing.

She has negotiated with leaders around the world to keep us safe from nuclear threat because it would destroy the planet... while he shockingly said, “If we have nuclear weapons, why can’t we use them?”
And he has the nerve to call her “trigger-happy”? “Unstable”?

His ignorance is astounding.

So how come Hillary is not getting credit for all her accomplishments? It goes back to something I’ve felt for many years...strong women, powerful women have always been suspect.

Some men are challenged by strong women... afraid of them... and some women are jealous of them.
Strong women have too many opinions for some people... they prefer women who are quiet. They want us to speak less and smile more. After Hillary answered questions on national security, Reince Priebus complained that she didn’t smile enough. Well, guess what... there was nothing to smile about. As she said, this is serious business.

And Trump says Hillary doesn’t look presidential? What does that mean... coming from a guy who looks like a raccoon in a tanning bed... with a flying squirrel on his head? That’s what a president is supposed to look like? A wrestler who dies his hair blonde?

Republicans play dirty and their smear tactics unfortunately work. As they say, “If you repeat a lie long enough and loud enough, people will believe it.” And that’s what’s happening and it’s terrifying.
We can’t allow ourselves to be swiftboated again. We can’t let that happen to Hillary... a woman who has the temperament and the experience to be president... unlike Donald Trump, whose idea of foreign policy was bringing the Miss Universe pageant to Russia. How can you support a man who says, “Women... you have to treat them like sh—“ and believes such hateful things about 51 percent of the American population?

These views are deplorable. Hillary Clinton was right to denounce Trump’s racism, sexism and xenophobia.

And then he has the nerve to say he’s going to make America great again??

Here are some more facts. The New York Times just reported that household incomes rose for American families by 5.2 percent last year, according to figures from the Census Bureau... the biggest one-year increase since 1967! Household incomes are now higher than when President Obama entered office. The stock market is above 18,000, which means it has more than doubled since Obama came into office.

If we want the country to continue to improve, we must continue President Obama’s incredible policy work, successful despite the worst opposition we’ve ever seen in Congress, and vote for Hillary Clinton — and down the ballot for Democratic senators and congresspersons who will not be negative and obstructionist. Instead, they will work with her to get legislation passed on gun control and campaign finance reform. My heart sinks when I read that billions of dollars have already been spent during this Presidential election cycle. Just think what that kind of money could have done for medical research... our schools... our infrastructure.

We cannot allow America to fall into the hands of a narcissist who has shown no regard for anyone but himself... a bigoted and misogynist reality-TV character with no political experience and no qualms about lying loudly and often.

There is NO equivalency between these two candidates. Only Hillary Clinton has the skills, the knowledge, the temperament and the compassion to lead this nation.