Dame Patience Jonathan has resigned her appointment as ‘Super’ Permanent Secretary in the Bayelsa state Civil service, a position conferred on her in July 2012 by the Governor of the state, Dickson Seriake. Seriake said he gave the appointment to Mama Peacebased onher good service to the state and nation.
Asource in the state Ministry of Education who pleaded anonymity with The Nationconfirmed the First Lady’s voluntary resignation and said her resignation may likely not be unconnected to her deepening rift with the state governor.
“The whole thing is political. It appears Madam Peace is not happy with the governor. With her resignation, the battle line has been drawn.I feel the President’s wife resigned to enable her to have the moral right to slug it out with Dickson ahead of the governorship poll in the state. Let no one deceive you, the whole thing is politics. After all, she is 57 and the retirement age is 60.” he said
The source also said that all her terminal benefits are been processed at the moment.
Mavins boss and artists landed at London Heathrow airport this evening for the Mavins UK Concert happening in Manchester:21st October and London: 23 October. See more photos after the cut.
Photo Credit: Daniel Sync/Sync Photos
Here are photos of a little boy, not more than 6 years old, spotted hawking drinks as early as 10 this morning in Lagos. I know some people need to make ends meet to survive but sending a child this young to the street is wrong on every level. This is so heartbreaking to see!
Do you think there should be some kind of punishment for parents/guardians who send an innocent child out on the streets instead of school? I think we should all get involved. Send a child to #schoolnotstreet! See more photos after the cut…
Before he went into the Big Brother Africa House, Nigerian rep Tayo Faniran and his girlfriend were expecting their first child together. Tayo received the joyous news on the show yesterday during his diary session that his girlfriend had given birth to a baby boy (pictured right). The little bundle of joy has since been named Akintoye. Congrats to them.
Tayo tears up after finding out he’d just become a father..
Yemi Aladewho is arguably the most hard-working female artiste in the music industry is preparing to premiere the music video for“Kissing”which is the third official single off her debut LP“King Of Queens”which was released last week.
Ahead of the full clip, theEffyzzie Music Groupdiva who was recently named an African peace ambassador in Congo has unleashed behind the scenes photos from the video shoot via her Facebook page.
The video for the romantic high-life number was shot in London and directed by Sesan.
It’s been oneweeksince 14 people were taken from their normal lives to survive 30days in a forest, one by one falling to the way side as the tasks get more difficult until only one remains.
There are 14 contestants in thejunglethis time, and thisweeksaw them paired up on day 1. The random draw which resulted in very interesting match ups, saw some pairs comprising of only girls and others mixed.
Team Indigo:Canon and Ikenna E
Team Blue: Evi and Noela
Team Yellow: Joshua and Emmanuel
Team Orange: Chindeu and Sandra
Team Purple: Cosy and Ikenna I
Team Red: Samantha and Sharon
Team Green: Loretta and Blessing
Where some pairs instantly bonded, others did not, and Sandra and Chinedu could entertainingly be seen at each other’s throats- Sandra, under the impression that Chinedu was too busy criticizing to be helpful, Chinedu, convinced that she would be his downfall…hmmm we wonder…
Winners of each task were awarded with points and while Samantha and her partner Blessing came consistently last during the first3 games, it was quite an interesting surprise that the top of the leaderboard was held by an all-female team, Evi and Noela. Still it wasn’t long before the indigo team found their way to draw level with the blue team.
Typically, limited resources and close quarters are both ingredients that spark high drama, coupled with the gathering of so many different personalities, it was only a matter of time before toes were stepped on and accusations were made. So it was that barely three days into their stay Noela, Sandra, Ikenna I, Emmanuel and Joshua went at each other over ‘missing mats and stolen meat’. A heated argument which resulted in a declaration by Ikenna I that he ‘hated arguingwith women’ which only served to the fuel the anger of the women in the camp, including those‘minding their business’.
You can catch exciting episodes of Gulder Ultimate Search 11 every day at10pmon African Magic World, Real-Stars, Minaj Obosi, Ebony Life, Galaxy TV (Lagos, Ibadan and Ondo), Hip TV, Nigezie and WapTV, as well the AIT Network at10.30pm.
Former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria Sylvia Nduka celebrated her birthday this past weekend at the beach with friends including Ene Lawani, Osas Ighodaro and Vixen. See more pics after the cut..