Stella Dimoko News Headlines Today - 19/1/2016


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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

News Headlines Today - 19/1/2016

Good Morning this Morning....
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1. President Muhammadu Buhari, Monday appointed Muhammad Abdallah as the new Director of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Secretary to Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal. He said the appointment took effect from January 11 and will be for a period of five years.

2. The senate has described the Peoples Democratic Party’s call for the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari over the alleged missing budget as the biggest joke of the year. Senate Leader, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume who briefed newsmen in Abuja over the controversy surrounding the budget, said it was meaningless talking continuously on the 2016 when the Senate was already in control of the situation.

3. The home-based Super Eagles, on Monday showed their quality after defeating Niger Republic 4-1 in their opening 2016 African Nations Championship’s match. Elvis Chisom Chikatara scored a hat-trick, while Moses Okoro scored one goal.

4. A group has called for the probe of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.
The group identified as Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) in its petition to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, alleged that Wike was involved in corrupt practices while he was the Minister of State for Education. The petition also called on the commission to investigate Ahmed Mohammed, former Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education, UBEC.

5. President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mrs Maryam Uwais, wife of former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Muhammadu Uwais as his Special Adviser on Social Protection Plan. Mrs Uwais will now work from the office of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.

6. The minority whip of the House of Representatives, Honourable Yakubu Barde, has said that through death penalty and amputation of limps, the prevailing corruption in the country can be tackled. He said it’s only when the penalty becomes grievous that people can see it as a serious offence.

7. Report has it that some armed men on Monday abducted the Director of Centre for Continuing Education, Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST), Port Harcourt, Professor M.E. Ogburie. He was reportedly abducted in Elele axis of the state.

8. Relatively, suspected sea robbers on Monday, attacked two speedboats along Bayelsa State waterways, abducting a pastor and 11 other passengers. Report claims that the robbers redirected the boats to an unknown destination.

9. Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, Massob, has reacted to a comment credited to former President, Olusegun Obasanjo where he said Biafra agitation was dead. MASSOB, through its Director of Information, Comrade Samuel Edeson, said Biafra would never die, accusing Obasanjo of trying severally in vain to destroy the pro-Biafra group in the past, especially during his time as the country’s president.

10. Reports have claimed that two people were killed on Monday after security men and pro-Biafra protesters clashed in Aba, the commercial town of Abia State during a protest of the group over continuous detention of one of their leaders, Nnamdi Kanu.


*UN food agency says 14 million face hunger in southern Africa

*Customs assets declaration exercise yet to kick off in Lagos commands

*Ogun declares zero tolerance for improper waste disposal

Burkina Faso begins mourning after hotel attack

*Senegalese president seeks shorter terms

*British MPs debate banning Trump from UK after petition

*U.S. Democrats differ on gun control

*Foreign diplomats pledge help to resettle IDPs

*Naira defies speculations, trades below N300 per dollar

*MURIC warns Fayose against reckless statement

*Defence chief, ministers move to Warri over pipelines bombing

*Buharis budget fails integrity test, says Senate

*Pastor arraigned over N100m Lekki land scam

*How 55 persons stole N1.3tr in seven years, by govt

*Group seeks release of detained Shiite leader, members

*Ambodes wife advises widows to work hard

*Rotary Club boosts Lagos blood bank with 120 pints

*China 85 Eaglets get Buharis N2m each Thursday

*Barcelonas success thrills me, says Raul

*Two Nigerian doctors in U. S. join Lagos City Marathon volunteer team

*Chikatara grabs hat-trick, as Eagles beat Niger Republic 4-1

*Worried world leaders discuss rising inequality in Davos

*NSEs indices plummet further by N331 billion

*Enugu partners Irish business group on economic growth

*Fresh election is in order where no clear winner emerged

*Court strikes out contempt charge against Ecobank

*NSITF, NNPC raise panel on compensation scheme


*Kaduna Introduces Free Feeding in Primary Schools

*Lassa Fever: Ondo Urges FG to Provide Rapid Test Kits

*Aisha Buhari Divides Governors' Wives Forum into Two

*The Miracle Baby

*Report: Richest 62 People Own Same as Half of the World

*Oil Companies Deferred 68 Projects, $380bn Investment in 2015, Says Report

*Trustfund Registers 600,000 Pension Contributors

*Again, PPMC, Marketers Defy FG on New Ex-Depot Price of Petrol

*Bird Flu: Ebony Buries 1,500 Curled Birds

*800 Nigerian Peacekeeping Soldiers Return from Dafur

*EFCC Raises Alarm over Fake Facebook Account in Magu's Name

*NIPOST Intercepts N83.1bn Counterfeit Monies at Ikeja Mailing Centre

*Corruption is the Main Opposition to Buhari's Government, Says SGF

*FCT: APC AMAC Supporters in Free for All at Party Secretariat

*APC to Boycot LG Poll in Ondo

*Ekwunife's Entry Unsettles South-east Women's Caucus

*$2.1bn Arms Deal: Trouble in PDP as Group Asks Spokesman, BoT Chair to Quit

*55 Govs, Ministers, Businessmen Stole N1.34tn in Eight Years, Says FG

*Oil Drops Below $28 for First Time Since 2003

*Trouble in PDP as Group Asks Haliru, Metuh to Resign

*Boko Haram No Longer Holds Any Nigerian Territory, Buhari Tells Ban Ki-Moon

*NBC's Emeka Mba Regains Freedom from EFCC

*12 People Abducted in Bayelsa Creeks

*Avian Flu: 81,500 Birds Destroyed in Kano, Ebonyi

*Senate Promises to Pass 2016 Budget in February


*Soludo gets the bashing on Facebook over Jonathan

*Buhari Appoints' Abdallah' As New NDLEA Boss

*Biafra: Pockets Of Protests Recorded In Enugu

*Boko Haram War: Army Moves To Rebuild Northeast

*Possibility Of Fresh Threats To Oil Output After Pipeline Attacks

*You're Fired!: Multimillionaire Industrialist Jimoh Ibrahim Sacks Top Executive On Live TV

*Boko Haram: Suicide Bomb Kills Four In Northern Cameroon

*Quotas: Ethnic Lobby Urges Buhari To Retain Idoma Tribe In Chief Of Intelligence Position

*#Dasukigate: Northern Lawmaker Recommends Amputation, Hanging For Corrupt Government Officials

*All Creatures Great And Small: Animals Blessed In Spanish Churches

*Bird Flu: Expert warns against drinking raw eggs - Pulse


*China growth slowest in 25 years

Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey, 67, dies

*Mexican actress questioned over Guzman

*Spike Lee boycotts 'lily white' Oscars

*First arrest over Cologne sex attacks

*Colombia toughens acid attacks law

*Fairer plan needed' for Syria refugees

*Vatican cleric cleared of corruption

*Ethiopian migrants held in Tanzania

*Germany targets N African migrants

*Natural' fertilisation device for IVF

*EU nurses face English language checks

*Breast surgeon charged with wounding

*UK's oldest person toasts 113th birthday

*Swansea City 1-0 Watford

*Olympiakos draw after 17 straight wins

*Defender Vidic leaves Inter Milan


*Europe market turmoil: FTSE turns red as China panic takes hold

*Dow Jones falls to three-month low amid
China and North Korea fears

*Anti-extremism website will help
stop radicalisation

*Cameron 'stigmatising community' with
UK Muslim women

*How UK's Sharia courts condemn women to stay in marriages

*Nation's Wealth Increases Risk of
Alzheimer's 'Because of Better Hygiene'

*Scientists Discover New Area of Brain that Could Help in Alzheimer's Fight

*Man left brain dead during test declared
dead in Rennes Hospital

*Leonardo DiCaprio reveals The Revenant was his most difficult role to date

*Ice Cube speaks out after Straight Outta
Compton nomination snub

*Calais police force migrants and refugees to move their 'Jungle' homes

*French Alps avalanche kills at least five
soldiers on off-piste exercise

*American Pie manuscript sold at auction: Don McLean original lyrics go for $1.2m

*Refugees hand out flowers in protest
against mass sex attacks

*Angela Merkel's party chief calls for
deportation of failed asylum seekers

*Denmark defends plans to strip asylum-
seekers of their jewellery

*Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster: How Pastafarianism emerged as the world's newest religion

*Cheryl Fernandez-Versini to keep
husband's name

*Critics' Choice Awards: How Jennifer Aniston rocked the red carpet

*The Revenant: Leonardo DiCaprio
offers up a full-blown sensory experience


*American Pie' singer arrested on domestic violence charge - Associated Press

*Blossom Chukwujekwu, Segun Arinze, Mike Ezuruonye, Van Vicker, Majid Michel, Daniel K. Daniel: Actors battle for Best Actor in a Drama at 2016 AMVCA - Pulse

*Bowie's 'Blackstar' debuts at No. 1, first US chart-topper - Associated Press

*Celebrities React To News Of Glenn Frey's Death - Huffington Post

*Chris Rock Recites James Baldwin During Powerful MLK Day Event In Harlem - Huffington Post

*Beyoncé Spotted Rehearsing  for the Super Bowl at USC - Eonline

*Linda Perry Apologizes for  Dissing Lady Gaga's Oscar  Nomination - Eonline

*David Bowie Earns First No. 1 Album With 'Blackstar - Huffington Post

*David Bowie's son shares powerful letter - CNN

*Denrele Edun involved in 'bloody' accident - The Cable

*Fresh Prince 's Janet Hubert  Slammed Jada for Her Oscars  Boycott 'Eonline


*A great winner, and a great character: Pep Guardiola turns 45 - Goal

*Abia Warriors declare Obanor AWOL - Tribune

*Alberto Del Rio vs. Kalisto Announced for WWE Royal Rumble 2016 PPV - Bleacher Report

*AP Source: Tigers reach 6-year deal with Justin Upton - Yahoo

*Armed robbers attack Enyimba players in Okene - Goal

*Aussie Open: Serena, Djokovic in easy start - New Telegraph

*Austin Akosa is Dead - Thisday

*Ballon d'Or not important to me'Lewandowski - Daily Times

*Barcelonas success thrills me, says Raul - Guardian

*Belgium set up friendly with Portugal in Euro-2016 build-up - Yahoo

*Buhari to Reward China '85 Heroes with N2m Each - Thisday

*Capello: Zidane can lead Real to UCL glory! - Daily Times

*CHAN 2016: Eagles in flying start, whip Niger 4-1 'As Chikatara nets hat-trick - Tribune

*CHAN 2016: Eagles massive win, a morale booster 'Chukwu - Tribune

*Costa welcome at PSG - David Luiz - Goal


  1. Replies
    1. President Muhammadu Buhari, Monday appointed Muhammad Abdallah (Hausa)as the new Director of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Secretary to Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal(Hausa ) He said the appointment took effect from January 11 and will be for a period of five years. We are not one Nigeria.

  2. Take care of you self denrele!
    God is your strength.

    Good morning bvs.

  3. Happy birthday to Pep, I love the guy to coach Arsenal whenever Arsene retires.
    Lord enough of all these bad diseases in our country, we did not want all these.

    *Larry was here*

  4. Glanced through

  5. Ambode wife clueless like her husband advicing widows to work hard. If they want to sell water, no water in their streets or communities. Yeye husband and wife.

    We are waiting for Naira to come back to N140 to a dollar. At least that was good before APC change took over and brought Naira to N300+

    God will help this country. I pity CHANGE people.

  6. I agree with yakubu barde on how to tackle corruption.
    The same pdp members that saw nothing wrong with abduction of chibok girls under their watch is asking for the impeachment of the president cos of the budget that got missing at the chambers, like seriously?
    Nice one super eagles.
    Jimoh ibrahim na wa for u o! I beg pay ur staff what you owe them , sack is not the solution.

  7. This Bird flu ish...don't understand how "ogbanje okuku" will be causing so much havoc and eating deep into pockets of poultry farmers. So sad. More of baking with eggs, than frying till it settles.

    Dollar still at 300+, nothing is going on. All meetings cancelled. All projects on hold. No vending. I'm just here watching CNN n doing less. How can a Finance Minister be this clueless. How?

    Well done Chikatara you played good football. Congrats Nigeria.

    Blossom Chukwujekwu....sure winning Best Actor in a role at the AMCVA. Congra in advance.

    Stella Dimoko Korkus...thank you for the news headlines. But dem boku. My eye dey turn.


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