Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Big Brother's Lisa Appleton flashes her assets in England T-shirt as she rolls around in Spanish sea


She has form when it comes to enjoying herself on the beach, just last month stripping naked as part of a drunken dare on Blackpool beach.

And Lisa Appleton is up to her seaside antics again, this time in the sunnier climbs of Spain.

The 48-year-old former Big Brother star was in an active mood, as she jogged up and down the beach, gamely jumping in the sea to take a quick dip.

Wearing a white T-shirt that simply stated ‘England’, she showed her support for Tuesday night’s football match against the Spanish team.

Risking her modesty without a bra, the reality star looked undaunted as she flashed her assets through the soaking wet top.
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She originally rose to fame on Big Brother in 2008 with her then husband Mario Marconi.

Lisa has kept quite a low profile since then, until recently when she appeared on TV show Celebs On Benefits.

She revealed that she'd been unable to find work for three years and had been collecting benefits.

But now the reality TV star has big plans for a BIG comeback.
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Michelle Obama 'ape in heels' racist Facebook post sparks furious backlash causing mayor to resign


A racist Facebook post about Michelle Obama has sparked a furious backlash which saw a West Virginia mayor forced to resign.

The First Lady was branded an "ape in heels" in a vile social media post comparing her to president-elect Donald Trump's wife Melania.

Following the Republican candidate's victory, Facebook user Pamela Ramsey Taylor, from the tiny town of Clay in West Virginia, praised the shift from Obama to Trump.

She wrote: "It will be refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified first lady back in the White House.

"I'm tired of seeing an ape in heels."

Michelle Obama 'ape in heels' racist Facebook post sparks furious backlash causing mayor to resign

Millie Mackintosh flaunts her flat tummy and killer abs in lime green bikini on Mauritian getaway


She spent the summer making everyone jealous with a steady stream of snaps as she soaked up the sun in Greece with her man.

And on Tuesday Millie Mackintosh was back in holiday mode as she showed off her tanned and toned body in a lime bikini as she took a dip in the Indian Ocean.

The former Made In Chelsea star rested one hand on her thigh, as she smiled into the camera and held a fresh coconut in her other hand.

Next to another Instagram snap, this time with beau Hugo Taylor , she wrote: “Today's highlight has to be the beautiful botanical gardens #mauritius”.

The pair packed on the PDA as they shared a smooch in front of an idyllic pond surrounded by palm trees.

Wearing a daringly split white cotton dress, with an equally low cut neckline, the 27-year-old reality star was in danger of revealing a little more than she intended to.

Lisa Appleton flaunts her curvy body on a spa break in a mismatched bikini


We're used to seeing Lisa Appleton larking around in parks and rolling about naked in the sea on Blackpool beach.

So, Big Brother fans will be shocked to see her relaxing on a luxury spa break while sipping a flute of champagne taking some time off from her day job (we're not quite sure what that is).

The 48-year-old star relaxed in a mismatched bikini while holding her phone on a sunlounger, before taking a dip in the pool.

She pulled some hilarious facial expressions as she got caught under a waterfall - no doubt worried her makeup would be ruined.

Lisa, who flaunted her curves in a red bikini top and pink and white polka dot bottoms, showed off her questionable eyebrows and opted for dark blue eyeshadow and lashes of mascara.

The telly star wore her long brunette hair down in damp waves and tied it back at the side with a giant hair clip. More photos below




Shocking: Fighting neighbours stab peacemaker to death

Somolu area

The police in Lagos State have launched a manhunt for two neighbours, identified only as Muhammed and Samuel, who stabbed a man to death during a quarrel in the Somolu area of the state.

Our correspondent learnt that the victim, identified as Christian Ugbaka, was stabbed in the chest while trying to settle a fight between Muhammed and Samuel, who lived on Babylone Street.

PUNCH Metro gathered that 25-year-old Ugbaka, who had visited a friend in the house at about 10pm last Tuesday, met Muhammed and Samuel arguing over Muhammed’s girlfriend, identified simply as Sahadatu.

He reportedly attempted to settle the fight, but was killed during the altercation. The suspects subsequently fled the area.

It was learnt that the matter was reported at the Pedro Police Division, while the operatives took  Ugbaka’s corpse to a morgue.

A police source told our correspondent that it was believed that Muhammed owned the dagger used to stab the victim to death.

He said, “It was the girlfriend, Sahadatu, who came to the police station to report that her lover, Muhammed, had stabbed a peacemaker to death.

“On that evening, the occupants were sitting together in front of the house. Sahadatu’s younger sister, Aishat, was also with them. Samuel was said to have had an argument with Sahadatu, during which Samuel slapped Aishat and Sahadatu.

“Mohammed, the boyfriend, was angry and queried Samuel for harassing his girlfriend and her younger sister. It resulted in a scuffle. It was the victim, Ugbaka, who came in at the moment and tried to separate the two men.

“But suddenly, one of the men brought out a dagger and mistakenly stabbed Ugbaka in the chest. We believed that Muhammed inflicted the injuries because the dagger belonged to him.”

PUNCH Metro learnt that Ugbaka was rushed to a private hospital in the area, where he was confirmed dead by a doctor.

A resident of the area, who did not want his name in print, said Muhammed and Samuel fled the house since the day of the incident.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the case had been transferred to the State Department of Criminal Intelligence and Investigation.

She said, “The man’s corpse was deposited at the morgue of the Lagos Mainland Hospital, Yaba, for autopsy. The case had been transferred to the Homicide Section of the SCIID for further investigation.”

In another development, the police are on the trail of two suspected cult members, who shot dead a 22-year-old, Samuel John, in the Ikotun area of the state.

PUNCH Metro learnt that John, at about 4pm on that Tuesday, was hit by bullets from the cult members who were shooting indiscriminately on Governor’s Road.

Our correspondent was told that the gunmen, who came on a motorcycle, shot John in the neck.

A witness, who gave his name only as Cornelius, said the victim was rushed to the General Hospital, Igando, where he died.

A police source told our correspondent that efforts were on to arrest the fleeing suspects.

The Lagos State Police spokesperson, Badmos, confirmed the incident, adding that investigation was ongoing.

Open Heavens Daily Devotional: Eternal Life Starts Here

Pastor E.A Adeboye

Eternal Life Starts Here 
Welcome to Open Heavens Daily Devotional written by Pastor E.A Adeboye
Today Wednesday 16, November 2016

Memorise: While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. – John 17:12

Read: John 17:9-12 (KJV)

9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.

10 And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.

11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.

12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

Bible in One Year: Genesis 27-28, Psalms 104:19-35

In our Bible reading, Jesus explained that those that the Father gave to Him have been safely kept and there was none that was missing except the son of perdition. Children of perdition are those who revolt against the teachings and guidance of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ kept the disciples in the faith and His labour over them was not in vain. Today, we see the evidences of that investment through the spread of the gospel from one nation to another. This is possible because of the labour of the Apostles who were first commissioned to spread this good news.

When you follow Jesus through and through, He will keep you from falling into the persecution of your enemies. They will try all their best to trap you, but the Almighty God will always deliver you from their traps.  One truth we must always remember is that we are weak and we cannot keep ourselves. This is why it is important to be a partner with Jesus. Once you leave your life in His care, you can be sure that your blessing is guarantee in Him. The Almighty God will keep you in Jesus’ name.

There are sons of perdition that will refuse to be kept by Jesus Christ. They will always intentionally disobey the instructions of the father. They are usually referred to as rebellious children who will not allow their lives to be governed by the truth in the Word of God. When a person who has been in God decides to forget his creator and also refuses the assembly of the brethren, such a person is already lost. It is not good for one to be left alone. Demas was left alone because he had given his heart to the world. Lot’s wife looked back and she became forgotten. The sons of Eli did not fulfil their destiny despite the fact that they had all the opportunities to succeed in life. Children of perdition are those who have not said goodbye to sin. They are still living in sin and sin is a destroyer not a builder. Sin separates people from the blessings of God; it does not attract them to the place of God.

At salvation, God comes inside of you and turns your journey towards perdition to the path of eternal life. This means that you and God are on the same page, and you are running away from those things that will affect His relationship with you. If you resist His will, you will not be a partaker of His glory. This is why you have to leave behind all those things hindering you from serving God and surrender all to Him. Judgement is coming; to be forewarned is to be forearmed. Tomorrow may be too late. There is still an opportunity for you to rededicate your life. God rewards those who allow their lives to be guided by Him with pleasant blessings and assurances of security. Those who refuse the government of Jesus have already exposed themselves to the wickedness of this world. You will not miss it in Jesus’ name.

Prayer Point: Father let nothing take me away from you in Jesus’ name.

Open Heavens Daily Devotional guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer's Ministries.

Nigerian Government owes oil firms N2.6tn in cash calls

Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru
Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru

The cash call arrears owed oil companies by the Federal Government have swollen to over $8.5bn (N2.6tn), a development that has seen the government making moves to exit the Joint Venture cash call system.

The Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru, disclosed this on Tuesday at the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists’ 34th Annual International Conference and Exhibition in Lagos.

The nation’s oil and gas production structure is split between JV onshore and in shallow waters with foreign and local companies, and Production Sharing Contracts in deep water offshore.

The NNPC owns between 55 per cent of the JVs with Shell and 60 per cent of all the others, and the JVs are jointly funded by the private oil companies and the Federal Government through the corporation.

“In 2016 alone, underfunding of the NNPC cash calls is estimated to be about $2.5bn. This is aside the inherited arrears estimated at over $6bn,” Baru said.

He noted that  the chronic JV funding shortfalls being experienced in the industry had resulted in declining JV oil production from about one million barrels of oil per day three to five years ago to about 800,000 bpd.

The NNPC GMD said, “This is coupled with the vandalism of critical production infrastructure that have to be repaired as emergency cases at exorbitant costs, at most times, which further compounds the utilisation of the available funds.

“The truth is that it is difficult to deliver the volumes without adequate funding. With an average JV cash call requirement of about $600m a month, coupled with flat low budget levels over the past years, this has led to underfunding of the industry by the government, which has stymied production growth. Consequently, managing these funding issues is part of our most immediate challenge.”

According to him, production from the PSC arrangement, where NNPC does not provide the funding, has increased almost proportionately to the JV production decline over the same period, thereby making national oil production relatively flat.

Baru said, “Unfortunately, unlike the PSC arrangement, the JV system provides more revenue to the government through equity liftings and higher royalties and taxes due to the higher fiscal take from onshore and shallow waters’ fiscal terms. The low crude oil price regime further amplifies this anomaly.

“We are working assiduously with our JV partners to see that we exit the JV cash call system and also clear our funding arrears.”

Noting that the structural funding problem had been worsened by the security challenges in Niger Delta, the NNPC GMD said, “We are exploring an alternative funding mechanism that allows the JV business to finance itself by retaining its operating costs and capital allowances (fiscal costs) in order to sustain and grow the business.

“Where the fiscal costs for any year are not sufficient to fund the budgetary requirements of the joint venture, part of the profit margin could be retained to fund the budget, and where necessary, external financing could also be sought to finance commercially viable and bankable capital projects without recourse to government treasury.”

Source: Punchng

Police Inspector General justifies killing of Shiite members in Kano

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Idris Ibrahim, on Tuesday justified the killing of some Shiites members by policemen in Kano on Monday.

Ibrahim spoke with State House correspondents shortly after attending the inauguration of the 2017 Armed Forces Remembrance Emblem and Appeal Fund at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

About 15 Shiite members and one policeman were said to have lost their lives during the clash between the members of the sect and the police.

The clash was also said to have left no fewer than four policemen and 10 Shiite members injured.

When asked why policemen would resort to killing people while quelling protests, Ibrahim said his men were confronted by protesters who were armed to the teeth.

He said rather than condemning the police action, Nigerians should sympathise with the policemen who were killed by those he described as miscreants.

“I agree with what you said (that Nigerians should not be killed while quelling riot) but when you have Nigerians armed to the teeth, killing police officers, I don’t think it happens anywhere.

“I think, as Nigerians, we have to appreciate a dangerous situation, and be sympathetic with the policemen that are being killed by some of these miscreants,” he said.

Ibrahim said police officers who had the responsibility to ensure law and order decided to move against the group known to always cause crisis.

He said it was unlawful for the sect members to block a major road.

The police boss said, “Obviously from time to time, we have been experiencing upheavals from this set of people. As police officers, we have a responsibility to ensure there is law and order and when you have people taking over the whole country, dominating streets and buildings, we have to come in to maintain sanity in those areas. Full story on Punchng

Signs of infighting as Trump weighs key posts


President-elect Donald Trump pressed ahead Tuesday with efforts to build his cabinet with former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani tipped for secretary of state — but reports said vicious infighting was hobbling the crucial process.

The Republican billionaire drew a barrage of criticism over his pick of chief strategist: the anti-establishment firebrand Steve Bannon, onetime head of the provocative Breitbart website seen by critics as a darling of white supremacists.

Top Trump ally Giuliani, hawkish former UN ambassador John Bolton, retired general Michael Flynn and Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions were all reported to be on the shortlist for a top administration job.

But the high-stakes process of filling more than a dozen cabinet posts has been tumultuous by many accounts. One source cited by CNN described the intense lobbying as a “knife fight.”

Vice president-elect and transition leader Mike Pence spent much of the day at Trump Tower — which has been a hive of activity since last Tuesday’s vote — but his only comment to media as he left was “Great day.”

Among other sightings at the Manhattan high-rise was Ted Cruz — the arch-conservative Texas senator who the real estate mogul attacked relentlessly during the Republican primaries, dubbing him “Lyin’ Ted.”

Asked whether he wished to be considered for a spot in Trump’s administration or would remain in the Senate, he replied: “This election was a mandate for change.”

“And I look forward to working hard to help lead the fight to actually accomplish the conservative agenda that Donald Trump and Mike Pence and Republicans across this country campaigned and promised the voters to deliver.”

– ‘Non-traditional names’ –

Jason Miller, a transition communications adviser, told reporters Trump and Pence would be “reviewing a number of names” for cabinet positions, including “non-traditional names.”

“People will be excited when they see the type of leaders the president-elect brings into this administration,” he said.

But Trump’s transition team has faced a string of setbacks as it tackles the daunting task of building an administration with the clout to support the 70-year-old political novice when he takes office in just nine weeks.

The first shake-up came Friday, when Trump reshuffled the team, placing Pence in charge. Then on Tuesday, the transition team’s head of national security, Mike Rogers, resigned in what was interpreted as a new sign of disarray.

Further reinforcing the impression of tensions, The New York Times reported Tuesday that Trump had removed from the transition a second top defense and foreign policy official, consultant Matthew Freedman.

According to a US defense official, by mid-afternoon Tuesday the Pentagon transition team still had not been contacted by Trump’s transition team.

– Giuliani for State, or Bolton? –

On Sunday, Trump named Reince Priebus, a mainstream Republican operative who backed Trump while chairman of the Republican National Committee, as his White House chief of staff.

Trump’s choice of Priebus — announced at the same time as Bannon — suggested a leader torn between a promise to shake up Washington and the need to build a cabinet with political experience and connections with Congress.

According to a top Trump aide, Giuliani — a member of Trump’s inner circle — is a “serious” contender to become the next secretary of state.

The crime-fighting former prosecutor was mayor of New York on 9/11, and his decisive leadership after the World Trade Center’s twin towers were toppled in the September 2001 attacks made him a national hero.

But CNN reported that Team Trump was looking into whether the 72-year-old’s business ties — including work as a lobbyist for a Venezuelan oil firm — could complicate his confirmation in the role.

Bolton, a neo-conservative hawk and former undersecretary of state, also was reported to be in the running for the top diplomatic post.

He was a controversial choice for UN envoy in 2005, having once said if the UN headquarters lost 10 floors, “it wouldn’t make a bit of difference.”

“John would be a very good choice,” Giuliani said Monday at a forum sponsored by The Wall Street Journal.

Asked if there were anybody better, Giuliani quipped: “Maybe me, I don’t know.”

Giuliani outlined his foreign policy vision at the forum, putting the fight against the Islamic State group atop his agenda, and arguing that Russia was not a military threat to America.

His comments chime well with Trump’s promise to improve ties with Moscow — and his call for the United States to place less emphasis on ousting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whose main backer is Russia, and more on fighting IS.

In an interview aired Tuesday, Assad said that Trump would be a “natural ally” if he fulfills his pledge to fight “terrorists.”


Governor Shettima eats akara while inspecting school in Maiduguri after 2 years of closure

Shettima inspects school in Maiduguri after 2 years of closure, promotes principal to Ministerial Secretary

Gov. Kashim Shettima has promoted Hajjiya Falmata Alhaji Bukar, the Principal of Yerwa Government Girls School to rank of Ministerial Secretary for her punctuality and consciousness on her duty.
The promotion came when the Governor visited the school as early as 7:30am on Tuesday morning where he found the Principal and majority of teachers in the school fully on ground discharging their duties.
Shettima inspects school in Maiduguri after 2 years of closure, promotes principal to Ministerial Secretary

Impressed by enthusiasm of the students towards learning, the Governor directed that the school should be provided with furniture and food stuffs such as semovita, beans, yam, sweet potato and fish to further enhance their performance.

"I am happy to meet you on ground, you are a conscientious worker and I am mightily proud of you but we have to improve their (students) feeding at whatsoever cost," Shettima said.
Shettima inspects school in Maiduguri after 2 years of closure, promotes principal to Ministerial Secretary

While in the school, he visited students in their classes, the school kitchen, hostels and other school facilities with a view of improving them to meet the required standard.
Shettima inspects school in Maiduguri after 2 years of closure, promotes principal to Ministerial Secretary

Other places visited by Governor this morning include New GRA Islamiyya school, Jajeri Primary and Junior secondary school, Maryam Sani Abatcha women and children hospital and the Baga Road V.I.O office where he inspected some drainage construction and street beautification facilities. More photos below
Shettima inspects school in Maiduguri after 2 years of closure, promotes principal to Ministerial Secretary

Shettima inspects school in Maiduguri after 2 years of closure, promotes principal to Ministerial Secretary

Shettima inspects school in Maiduguri after 2 years of closure, promotes principal to Ministerial Secretary

Shettima inspects school in Maiduguri after 2 years of closure, promotes principal to Ministerial Secretary

Shettima inspects school in Maiduguri after 2 years of closure, promotes principal to Ministerial Secretary

Shettima inspects school in Maiduguri after 2 years of closure, promotes principal to Ministerial Secretary

Shettima inspects school in Maiduguri after 2 years of closure, promotes principal to Ministerial Secretary

Shettima inspects school in Maiduguri after 2 years of closure, promotes principal to Ministerial Secretary