Over 1,000 firms bid for 2017 railway projects

Over 1000 companies expressed interest in 17 categories of projects for the 2017 capital projects of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC).

The Managing Director of the NRC, Engr. Fidet Okhiria disclosed this on Tuesday while declaring open the process for the opening of bids for the projects.

The formal opening of bids held at the corporate headquarters of the NRC in Lagos had representatives of firms who have bided for one contract or the other in attendance.

The MD represented by the Director of Operations, Mr. Niyi Ali said the open bidding was aimed at getting the best firms to carry out the projects lined up for implementation in the 2017 fiscal year.

He assured the companies that the NRC would be fair, transparent and impartial in the bidding process which explains why they have made the process open in line with the Procurement Act of 2004.

The projects include the Procurement of Tools, Equipment and Materials for emergency repairs and maintenance of Tracks; Renovation/Upgrade of Railway Stations and other buildings together with associated facilities (nationwide).

Procurement of Locomotives, Coaches, Wagons, Railway Inspection Vehicles and Cranes (Narrow Gauge and/or Standard Gauge); Procurement/Rehabilitation and Installation of equipment for Mechanical/Electrical, Security, Printing, Operations, Civil and ICT facilities; Generation of Alternative Revenue for the Corporation, Insurance Services, among others.

110 migrants die in Tunisian boat accident

110 migrants die in Tunisian boat accident

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) today cionfirms that over 110 people could have died when a migrant boat sank off the Tunisian coast this weekend.

 

“In addition to 48 bodies which have already been found, there are maybe more than 64 missing,’’ Flavio Di Giacomo, a spokesman for the IOM, said. He added that over 70 migrants survived the accident near the Kerkennah Islands, off the coast of the city of Sfax, on Sunday.

 

According to the Tunisian Defence Ministry, the victims were mostly Tunisians, but there were also eight foreigners, including from neighbouring Morocco. “Six foreigners, two from the Ivory Coast, two from Cameroon and two from Morocco, were among those rescued,’’ the ministry said.

 

It added that the boat likely sank because it was overloaded.  Meanwhile, rescue operations were suspended when night fell.  The Tunisian coast has turned into a launch pad for thousands of migrants seeking to reach Italy after controls were tightened in neighbouring Libya.

13-year-old girl charged with stabbing her best friend to death

13-year-old girl charged with stabbing her best friend to death

A 13-year-old girl has been charged with homicide after she stabbed her best friend to death following an argument.

The girl from Fort Worth, Texas, who will not be named, allegedly stabbed 14-year-old Nylah Lightfoot to death after the suspect asked to spend the night at Nylah’s house and she said “no.”

Nylah’s grieving mother, Anntoinette Carter, said outside the juvenile court that the suspect asked Nylah to come to her house and get her clothes and the two girls got into an argument.

The argument soon turned violent and at least one adult reportedly stood by and watched as the fight that led to the stabbing intensified.

Police responded to a stabbibg shortly before 3:30am on Tuesday morning at the Sycamore Center Villas in south Fort Worth and Nylah was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital where she was pronounced dead from stab wounds to the neck and chest.

High School Student, 17, denied access to school on his graduation day (photo)

High School Student, 17,?denied access to school on his graduation day (photo)

A 17-year-old student of Wade Hampton High School in Greenville, Georgia had an embarrassing encounter as he was locked out of his own graduation by a local police officer.

According to reports, the school claims that the young man pictured in his graduation gown arrived late and was denied access to the school premises.

However, it was also reported that his lateness was caused by his mother’s car which broke on their way to the school.

It’s unclear if the boy was later granted access to the school to graduate with other outgoing students.

See full photo below.

High School Student, 17,?denied access to school on his graduation day (photo)

Oprah Winfrey now has a museum exhibition in honor of her contributions to American culture and history

Oprah Winfrey now has a museum exhibition in honor of her contributions to American culture and history

Over the years, Oprah Winfrey has become a force to reckon with in the media, not just because of her talent as a daytime television host, but also because of her other contributions to the American culture.

 

The media entrepreneur launched literary careers, convened difficult conversations about race and gender, and also made huge donations to support charities dear to her heart. As a result of her immense contribution in shaping America, the National Museum of African American History and Culture will open a new exhibit on Friday titled “Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture”.

 

The exhibition will feature video clips, interview segments, movie costumes, and personal photographs and journals to explore what has influenced Winfrey and how her work has shaped America.

Speaking about the exhibition, museum director Lonnie G. Bunch III said: “What’s interesting is the same way America thought about Walter Cronkite — you could trust Walter Cronkite and his opinion — they trust Oprah. An African American woman becomes the person America turns to.”

Winfrey donated $21 million to the $540 million museum, making her its largest individual benefactor (its theater is named in her honor). But Bunch said her role as benefactor did not influence the exhibition.

“We made sure there was a bright line, that this was done by the museum and museum scholars,” he said. “The fundraising was not through Oprah’s people.”

The exhibition will open on Friday and run through June 2019. Among the artifacts included in the exhibition is a page from the 1971 yearbook from East Nashville High School, highlighting Winfrey’s participation in student government during her senior year there. A red suit designed by Celine and worn by Winfrey during her famous Sept. 13, 2004, car giveaway stunt, in which she gave every member of her studio audience a new Pontiac sedan, will also feature in the exhibition.

 

Oprah Winfrey now has a museum exhibition in honor of her contributions to American culture and history

Oprah Winfrey now has a museum exhibition in honor of her contributions to American culture and history

Photos: President Buhari installed as Grand Patron of the Nigerian Red Cross Society

Photos:?President Buhari installed as Grand Patron of the Nigerian Red Cross Society

Today, the Nigerian Arm of The Global Red Cross Red Crescent Movement at the state house unveiled President Buhari as its grand patron.

 

Present at the event was the National President of the Nigerian Red Cross Society, Bolaji Anani Akpan, National Vice President, Zubair M Umar, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Head of office, Dr Michael Charles and Deputy head of delegation International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) Jean Francois Queguiner.

 

Photos:?President Buhari installed as Grand Patron of the Nigerian Red Cross Society

Photos:?President Buhari installed as Grand Patron of the Nigerian Red Cross Society

Photos:?President Buhari installed as Grand Patron of the Nigerian Red Cross Society

 

Minna jailbreak: ”182 Prisoners on the run, two were meant to be executed today” Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazzau says

Minna jailbreak:

The Minister of Interior, Rtd. Lt.Gen Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau has disclosed that 182 out of the 210 prisoners in the Minna Medium Security Prison are still at large.

 

The Minister disclosed this after an on-the-spot assessment of the prison this morning. There was a jailbreak at the prison last night.

“Among the escapees were two condemned criminals who were supposed to have being executed today. That is probably part of the motivation for this prison break. However, investigation will bring out most of these” he said

Also speaking during the Minister’s visit, the Comptroller General of Nigeria Prison Service, Alhaji Ja’afaru Ahmed doused fears that there were Boko Haram inmates which is the reason why the prison was attacked.

”There is no Boko Haram suspect in Minna Prison facility. We do not know who attacked the prison yet but investigations will reveal it. ” he said

Osinbajo in crucial meeting with IGP Idris, SSS-DG Daura, AGF Malami over Saraki’s indictment in Offa bank robbery

Osinbajo in crucial meeting with IGP Idris, SSS-DG Daura, AGF Malami over Saraki

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, this afternoon held a crucial meeting with the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris; the Director General of the State Security Service, Lawal Daura; and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.

The meeting was held behind closed-doors at the Vice President’s wing of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, in Abuja.

According to a Presidency source, the meeting was convened by Osinbajo following the summon of Senate President Bukola Saraki by the police over his alleged involvement in the April 5th bank robbery in Offa, Kwara State.

New photos of Ja Rule spark rumours he’s on steroids

New photos of Ja Rule spark rumours he

Rapper, Ja Rule has sparked rumours he’s on some type of steroids after he recently performed at the 7th Annual Bushwick Collective Block Party in Brooklyn, New York. 

The 2000s rapper, 42, whose set lasted a little less than an hour was full in action and had the entire crowd buzzing during his performance. But one thing that was incredibly noticed was his body after he took off his shirt and showed off his muscles.

Many are now speculating online that the rapper could be on some steroids or performance-enhancing drugs following his impressive muscles and improved athletic performance.

See full photos below.

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Basketmouth gets emotional as psychic medium reveals the child his wife miscarried would have been a son

Basketmouth gets emotional as psychic medium reveals the child his wife miscarried would have been a son

Comedian Basketmouth recently had a session with a South African based psychic medium to connect with his late mum, and the psychic revealed way more than the comedian bargained for, including that he could have had a second son.

The psychic asked him how many children he has and Basketmouth said he has three kids, but two with his wife. The psychic further asked how many male kids he has and he said 1. But she told him she was connecting to two boys. She asked if his wife had a miscarriage and Basketmouth’s throat tightened with emotion and he went silent. At this point, it becomes obvious that the psychic was right about a miscarriage.

“I just need you to know, that was a boy,” she tells an emotional Basketmouth.

 

Basketmouth gets emotional as psychic medium reveals the child his wife miscarried would have been a son

She proceeds to ask Basketmouth if he experiences pain in his shoulder or neck and he admitted to having shoulder pains. The psychic then told him that …

“The son’s never left your side. Do you sometimes get shoulder pain or neck pain?” she asks and when Basketmouth replies in the affirmative, she says, “That’s the son, but now your guardian protecting you.”

Watch the video below.

 

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Cuba Gooding Jr. takes home a group of white ladies from the club

Cuba Gooding Jr. takes home a group of white ladies from the club

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. was in London over the weekend to play Billy Flynn in the theatre production, Chicago, and he was spotted leaving a restaurant in Central London looking drunk and in the group of beautiful white women.

 

The actor stumbled out through the restaurant’s revolving door then walked to a nearby nightclub in the Capital to continue partying. He was reportedly seen flirting with multiple women during the night. At the end of his night out, he reportedly left accompanied by 5 beautiful ladies.

 

Cuba Gooding Jr. takes home a group of white ladies from the club

 

Gooding married his high school sweetheart Sara Kapfer in 1994 and they have three children. In 2014, Kapfer filed for legal separation from Gooding.Gooding filed for divorce in January 2017. At the moment, he is a free man and he seems to be making the most of it.

 

Cuba Gooding Jr. takes home a group of white ladies from the club

Cuba Gooding Jr. takes home a group of white ladies from the club

BlackRose; The 2018 best movie, now showing in Cinemas near you

BlackRose; The 2018 best movie, now showing in Cinemas near you

Award winning movie; BLACKROSE, hit cinemas nationwide.
Following a sold-out premiere of the movie on the 29th of April 2018, at THE BASE Enugu with lots of Nollywood stars and top guns in attendance.
The Oracle Films movie debuted in cinemas nationwide the 1st of JUNE and has since recorded massive viewership…as well as several award nominations too.
The Okey Oku’s blockbuster which is currently the “most sought after” movie, is already showing in cinemas near you.
Educating, thrilling and entertaining…BLACKROSE is a one of kind movie.
***
Synopsis:
Rose has a firm understanding of the virtuous woman as imparted by her mother, not so practiced by her sister. Her desire for a better life without selling her dignity seems to be in the person of Desmond, a man she fell in love with at first sight regardless of their differences. He introduces her to everything he knows rather untimely and before she can stop herself, she is wrapped in his world, a place she would rather not be.
Cast:
Blossom Chukwujekwu
Ebele Okaro
Lilian Echelon
Betty Belor
JKA Swanky
Written by:
BethRogers
Director of Photography
Okechukwu Oku
Produced and Directed by:
Okechukwu Oku
***
CINEMA SHOWTIMES:
1. CARTEGE Cinema, Asaba || 11:30am, 4:20pm, 6:40pm and 9pm Daily
2. MEES PALACE Cinema, Jos || 3pm and 7:40pm Daily
3. PEPPERONI Cinemas, Port Harcourt || 1:45pm and 3:45pm Daily
4. EXHALE Cinemas, Yenagoa || 1:22pm and 5:20pm
5. THE BASE, Enugu || 10th June6pm
6. CITADEL Cinemas, Uromi || 2pm, 4pm and 8:20pm
7. Clementine Cinemas, Lekki Lagos || 5th June

BlackRose; The 2018 best movie, now showing in Cinemas near you

BlackRose; The 2018 best movie, now showing in Cinemas near you

BlackRose; The 2018 best movie, now showing in Cinemas near you

BlackRose; The 2018 best movie, now showing in Cinemas near you

BlackRose; The 2018 best movie, now showing in Cinemas near you

BlackRose; The 2018 best movie, now showing in Cinemas near you

BlackRose; The 2018 best movie, now showing in Cinemas near you

BlackRose; The 2018 best movie, now showing in Cinemas near you

BlackRose; The 2018 best movie, now showing in Cinemas near you

BlackRose; The 2018 best movie, now showing in Cinemas near you

BlackRose; The 2018 best movie, now showing in Cinemas near you

BlackRose; The 2018 best movie, now showing in Cinemas near you

BlackRose; The 2018 best movie, now showing in Cinemas near you

BlackRose; The 2018 best movie, now showing in Cinemas near you

BlackRose; The 2018 best movie, now showing in Cinemas near you

Wife drags husband to court after he allowed an Alfa to sleep with her 3 days for his business to become successful

Wife drags husband to court after he allowed an Alfa to sleep with her 3 days for his business to become successful

A woman went to an Igando customary court in Lagos seeking dissolution of her 4-year-old marriage and accusing her husband of conspiring with an Islamic cleric to sleep with her for 3 days in order for his business to become successful.

Mrs Musilimotu Olashuyi, 48, and her husband, Gbenga Olashuyi, 55, who have a child together, had earlier approached the court, seeking to end her marriage, claiming that an Alfa made love to her with her husband’s approval.

Narrating the incident, Musilimotu told the court:

Actually, my husband got to know the Alfa through me because I always go to his mosque to pray.

When he told me that my husband business is not moving fine, I brought him home to meet my husband. Before I know what was happening, my husband conspired with him to use me for money ritual. It was with my husband’s consent that the Alfa had sexual intercourse with me for three days.

After the incident, I started getting sick and getting emaciating and I told people around me what happened which led to the arrest of the cleric and my husband ran away. My husband resurfaced at the station after the cleric brought a remedy to cure me.

Musilimotu added that her husband threw her belongings out of their matrimonial home in her absence during which over N800,000 she kept in her boxes were stolen. She also accused him of refusing to pay back the loan she collected on his behalf in which she stood as a guarantor. She begged the court to dissolve the marriage as she was no longer in love with her husband.

But her husband, Gbenga Olashuyi denied the allegations. He told the court that his wife and her lover, the cleric, persuaded him to buy a coffin for money ritual and that gave the cleric access to his home and wife.

He said:

My wife brought the Alfa home, he told me that God revealed to him that my business was collapsing, that he will make some rites, I agreed because truly my business was not moving well. Since that day my wife has been coming home with the cleric with different objects and concoction for me to drink and bath with which I used.

Later the cleric asked me to bring N800, 000 to buy some items for another rite. He also told me to buy a casket for him to make ritual money for me that I will put it in a separate room where nobody will enter except me. My wife begged me to comply with the Alfa’s request which I decline.

 

Olashuyi went on to accuse his wife of infidelity. He added that the cleric usually comes to their home to make love to his wife on their matrimonial bed.

 

I got to know that the cleric was sleeping with my wife in our room when Musilimotu brought the police to arrest him for using charm on her to rape her.

The cleric told the police that he never hypnotised my wife to rape, claiming it was with her consent he made love to her on those three occasions.

 

As a result of her infidelity, Olashuyi said he packed his wife’s belongings out of his house after giving her three months notice, yet she refused to pack out. He asked the court to dissolve his marriage, stating that he was no longer interested and does not love his wife anymore.

Following the intervention of the court, presided over by Mr Akin Akinniyi, and the couple’s families, they were reconciled. The wife then wrote a withdrawal letter to the court and told them that they would work to resolve their differences.

Akinniyi, while striking out the case, admonished the couple to maintain peace and to continue to live in love and harmony.

Since the court was able to reconcile the couple through thorough counseling, I urged both of you to go home and live in peace and love,” Akinniyi said.

Chicago rapper, Lil Durk, 25, expecting his ‘7th’ child with his sixth babymama, India Royale

Chicago rapper, Lil Durk, 25, expecting his

Chicago rapper, Lil Durk, 25, who once revealed he would like to have 10 children is currently expecting his 7th child with his sixth babymama, India Royale.

The pair who have been dating for a while will be having their first child together, which will be the 7th for Lil Durk who already has six children five other babymamas.

Over the years, Lil Durk has always claimed three of the children despite three other women claiming to have birthed his other children.

Durk and his newest babymama India who’s carrying a baby girl, already named her Bella and recently threw a gender reveal party.

Watch the video below.

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Toyin Lawani goes after social media user and her kid after the woman came for Toyin’s son

Toyin Lawani goes after social media user and her kid after the woman came for Toyin

A social media user went on Toyin Lawani’s comment section to criticize her mothering skills and call out her son, but Toyin wasn’t having it and she went to the lady’s page, found a photo of her son giving the middle finger, and used the photo to shred the woman to pieces.

The Instagram user had a problem with the fact that Toyin’s son is allowed to wear earrings. This, she said, is a sign that the boy will not grow up well. So, Toyin went digging around the woman’s page for any photo with which to hit back at her and she found an inappropriate photo of the woman’s son.

 

Toyin Lawani goes after social media user and her kid after the woman came for Toyin

 

Toyin shared the photo on her Instagram page and wrote: “You Are I meant, have time today???????? @estherlenity smh,your child will grow so well?. My kid is even smarter than you yourself,online trolls hiss,you will never try this nonsense with me again,never come after my kid,if you don’t want me to go after yours,celebrities are humans too,stop that shit?‍??I rebuke you in Jesus name,Evil worker,never speak negativism into my kids lives again.”

Toyin Lawani goes after social media user and her kid after the woman came for Toyin

Offa Robbery: ‘The Police are no longer asking me to appear at any station, but to respond in writing to the allegations within 48 hours’ – Bukola Saraki

Offa Robbery:

Senate President Bukola Saraki has given an update regarding his indictment in the Offa robbery saying he would no longer need to appear before the police for questioning but respond in writing within 48-hours.

 

The announcement comes minutes after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo met behind closed-doors with Saraki and police chief, Ibrahim Idris, as well as the head of State Security Service, Lawal Daura, at the State House.

 

According to Saraki, ‘I have received the letter from @PoliceNG. They are no longer asking me to appear at any station, but to respond in writing to the allegations within 48 hours — which I plan to do’.

Offa Robbery:

Stunning final photos of the Linda Ikeji TV kitchen by Pedini Nigeria

Stunning final photos of the Linda Ikeji TV kitchen by Pedini Nigeria

It’s all coming together! Here’s the final look at the custom-made Vurn-Lacquered Kitchen set built by Pedini Nigeria Limited for Linda Ikeji TV.

The fully-loaded kitchen fitted with Bosch appliances includes the built-in Gas cooker, Gas Hob, Worktops, built-in Oven, Refrigerator, Microwave and many more, will be home to a number of Linda Ikeji TV programming.
Stunning final photos of the Linda Ikeji TV kitchen by Pedini Nigeria
Think Kitchens… Think Pedini

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Pedini Bosch Building,

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Stunning final photos of the Linda Ikeji TV kitchen by Pedini Nigeria

Stunning final photos of the Linda Ikeji TV kitchen by Pedini Nigeria

Stunning final photos of the Linda Ikeji TV kitchen by Pedini Nigeria

Stunning final photos of the Linda Ikeji TV kitchen by Pedini Nigeria

 

Kitchen Accessories provided by @ZakDesignsNigeria

Photography by Delineations of Orise

But why? Nigeria missing from the list of top 10 Countries with the largest p!nis in the world

But why? Nigeria missing from the list of top?10 Countries with the largest p!nis in the world

Turns out our Nigerian men only have mouth on social media. Lol!

 

According to this global survey of penis size carried out by the University of Ulster; Northern Ireland in 2017, African countries dominate the top 20 and all of the bottom 15 are all Asian countries.

 

The survey was conducted to see if there was any truth to myths that penis size is largest in African countries and smallest in Asian countries.

 

10 Countries with the largest penis

  • Congo – 7.1 inches – 17.93 cm
  • Ecuador – 6.9 inches – 17.77 cm
  • Ghana – 6.7 inches – 17.31 cm
  • Colombia – 6.7 inches – 17.03 cm
  • Venezuela – 6.7 inches- 17.03 cm
  • Lebanon – 6.6 inches – 16.82 cm
  • Cameroon – 6.5 inches – 16.67 cm
  • Bolivia – 6.5 inches – 16.51 cm
  • Hungary – 6.5 inches – 16.51 cm

 

10 Countries with the smallest penis

  • South & North Korea – 3.8 inches – 9.66 cm
  • Cambodia – 4 inches – 10.04 cm
  • Thailand – 4 inches – 10.16 cm
  • India – 4 inches – 10.24 cm
  • Burma – 4.2 inches – 10.7 cm
  • Taiwan – 4.2 inches – 10.78 cm
  • Philippines – 4.2 inches – 10.85 cm
  • China – 4.3 inches – 10.89 cm
  • Sri Lanka – 4.3 inches – 10.89 cm
  • Japan – 4.3 inches – 10.92