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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Presidency receives Budget details from National Assembly

Chief of Staff to President Buhari, Abba Kyari, this morning, received the 2016 budget from Senior Special Assistant to President on National Assembly matters, Senator Eta Enang and Hon. Kawu Ismaila in Statehouse, Abuja. The National Assembly members yesterday promised to send the details of the budget today. President Buhari is expected to scrutinize the budget now and then sign it into law. Another photo

OBJ visits Buhari

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo had a closed door meeting with President Buhari at the state house Abuja today April 7th. Another photo

David Mark reacts to the Panama report, denies owning any offshore company in the British Virgin Island

Former Senate President David Mark, has released a statement, denying claims in the Panama report that he owned eight offshore companies in British Virgin Island. Premiumtimes on Tuesday April 5th, reported that an investigation carried out by them and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), showed that the former senate president was the owner of eight offshore companies in the Island. In his response, Mark in denying the claim, said some political elements were out to tarnish his image. Read his statement after the cut

"Our attention has been drawn to spurious Media reports on the Panama papers in which former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark was alleged to have operated offshore companies. For the avoidance of doubt, in the released materials of the Panama Leaks, his name is not listed anywhere in the database of Mossack Fonseca Law Firm.
We reiterate categorically, that he is not directly or indirectly connected to any of the companies registered, operated or managed by the Mossack Fonseca Law Firm. We challenge all those behind this propaganda and Media outburst to prove or show that Senator Mark’s name was mentioned in the leaks. He is prepared to stand and defend himself against any accusation in relation to this matter. Senator Mark’s Media team has carried out its own search of the Mossack Fonseca database and found no statement, item or any connection to Senator David Mark or his Family. It follows that there is no record whatsoever of any impropriety or wrongdoing.
We recall that in his quest for Senate Presidency in 2007, there was an attempt to bring a similar issue to the fore in order to stop him. So what are their fears now in 2016 for regurgitating the same issue?Once more, Senator Mark has distanced himself and any member of his family from the said Mossack Fonseca Firm and has no affiliation whatsoever with any company operated, registered or managed by Mossack Fonseca. Senator Mark has not contravened any laws of the land and he is treating this for what it is, an attempt to blackmail and tarnish his hard earned image by some political elements.As a public officer, Senator Mark has maintained a high level of decorum, respects and observes the laws of the land and believes in the sanctity of the rule of law. He will not be distracted by what is clearly a deliberate mischief and propaganda."
Records of all his assets are available with the relevant government agencies and can be verified.He has consulted his legal team and will take this up accordingly.

Photos: Jaden Smith spotted wearing $5000 love rings in his hair

When you are the son of Fresh Prince of Bel Air...The 17-year-old was spotted weeks ago wearing three Cartier love rings in his hair. With each at $1.650, it is safe to say the rapper and actor wore $5,000 worth of hair ties in his dreadlocks. More photos

See the first photo from Caitlyn Jenner's new beauty campaign

Back in February, M.A.C. Cosmetics confirmed Caitlyn Jenner as a new face for their Viva Glam cosmetics line. Her first campaign shot was shared on the brand's Instagram page today. The image shows Caitlyn applying the "Forever Free" lipstick she's fronting.

CaithlynJenner fearlessly shared her transition with the world, and now her new M·A·C Lipstick, Finally Free… is finally here! 100% of the selling price goes to the M·A·C AIDS Fund Transgender Initiative, to further its work in support of transgender communities.

"I wanted a name that I use and which represents the [trans] community," Caitlyn explained to MAC in an interview. "This is who I am: Finally Free.
The lipstick is a "rosy nude" color, which Caitlyn explains is a "universal" color and an

Mr Moi - Nwatadimma [Official Video] ft. Flavour

Mr Moi Nwata Dinma video

VIDEO: Mr Moi – Nwata Dimma ft. Flavour

“If you enjoyed the official audio of Mr Moi‘s, smashing hit single “Nwata di nma“ featuring the king of highlife Flavour N’abania, then you are in for an even better experience as you watch the official video of the song produced by Selebobo.

Nwata Di Nma which has gradually gained momentum across media nationwide is set to become a wedding anthem with wonderful visuals directed by Mex shot on different locations in Lagos, Nigeria. Connect with Moi on Twitter & Instagram @IamMrMoi.”

DOWNLOAD MUSIC:Ketchup ft. Jose Chameleone – Pam Pam (Ugandan Remix)

Ketchup ft. Jose Chameleone - Pam Pam (Ugandan Remix)

Ketchup ft. Jose Chameleone – Pam Pam (Ugandan Remix)

Ketchup comes through with this new remix to his hot tune ‘Pam Pam’. This time he features Ugandan hotshot, Jose Chameleone and it sound sleek. Listen below and let us know what you think.


Mayorkun Eleko Art

HKN/Davido Music Worldwide Presents: Mayorkun – ELEKO (VIDEO)

Davido officially unveils the first artist signed under the Davido Music Worldwideimprint, Mayorkun!

“At 5;26pm on February 1 2016, MaYorKun tweeted a 10 seconds video of himself singing the chorus of Davido’s smash hit – ‘The Money’ featuring Olamide, From that moment; His life changed! David spotted his talent and signed him up immediately.

MaYorKun is the latest addition to the HKN family and the first act under Davido Music Worldwide.

On signing to the Davido Worldwide Music & the HKN family; MaYorKun said
“Its a dream come true, Its time to show the world the talent Davido spotted in me & I am not relenting”

Here’s his debut offering – ELEKO; Produced by PuffyTee & mixed by Suka Sounds, The video was directed & shot in Lagos by the raved Director Q.


VIDEO: Maxim – Goodness & Mercy

Goodness&Mercy Video Artwork

VIDEO: Maxim – Goodness & Mercy

I totally love this tune, dope stuf

Adored by many for the depth of his lyrics and vocal dexterity, Maxim presents the spanking new video to his much talked about single Goodness & Mercy.
The video was shot in Lagos and was directed by Tosin Igho for Interstate Productions.


National Assembly send details of the 2016 budget to President Buhari

The National Assembly says it has submitted the details of the 2016 budget to the clerk of the Assembly who will immediately forward the documents to President Buhari for scrutiny and his assent. Chairmen of the Appropriation committee of the senate and House of Representatives, ‎Sen. Danjuma Goje and Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin, in a joint statement released today, disclosed the recent development.

Buhari had earlier stated that he will not be assenting to the budget if the National Assembly did not pass the details of the budget to him so he can scrutinize it to know if the details presented were from the original budget he sent to the Assembly or were details from the padded budget. Part of the statement released by the National Assembly reads :

"Being the most important economic policy tool of government, the budget provides a comprehensive statement of our priorities as a nation; and as representatives of the people, the National Assembly remains the appropriate place to ensure that the details of such a document best match our national goals and aspirations. Therefore, what we have been doing in these past few weeks is to balance the projections for revenue against the estimates for expenditure based on the reality of our situation today. Unfortunately, that task has been made very difficult by the sloppy manner in which the 2016 Appropriation Bill was prepared by the executive such that many of the officials who came before our various committees practically disowned the inputs from their own departments and ministries.
In most instances, and across several agencies, the bill that was initially presented to us failed in many respects to connect with the policy thrust of the government and the needs of our people. That is aside the fact that most of the figures simply did not just add up. It was one of the most controversial budgets that ever came to the National Assembly from the Executive. Fortunately, President Muhammadu Buhari, who we must commend for showing leadership, intervened and that helped in resolving what had become a serious logjam. Some officials in the executive branch have also been removed from their duty posts because of these glaring lapses. That happened because the president took direct responsibility and got involved in the process, not only to ensure synergy between the executive and the legislature but also so that we could both arrive at a budget that is implementable for the good of all Nigerians. However, it is important to stress that this is the first time we would have a transition from the ruling political party to the opposition, so some of these problems are understandable.
We therefore believe that the executive will learn from the mistakes of this year, going forward. But we must also commend the leadership of the National Assembly as well as members of our own committees who have had to endure sleepless nights, especially in recent weeks. To the extent that the budget drafting phase is a long process, the committee stage provides the most significant opportunity for members of the public, including the media and civil society organizations to make their own contributions and we have taken into account all shades of opinions in arriving at the breakdown, which is now with the executive. Now that the 2016 budget has been passed, our next role is to add value to the process through legislative oversight functions that enable us to ensure adherence to priorities while monitoring effective allocation of resources. But there is a lesson that should not be lost on the executive given the current experience. We specifically urge the president to abide strictly with provisions of the Fiscal Responsibility Act which stipulates that the appropriation bill be presented early so that there could be sufficient time for interactive sessions between the executive and the legislature before the commencement of committee hearings."

For 4 years after leaving office as gov, Saraki received monthly salaries from Kwara state- Witness says

At the continuation of Senate President Bukola Saraki's trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal today April 6th, Michael Wetkas, a detective of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) who started testifying against Saraki yesterday, told the court today of how he, Saraki, was still collecting monthly salaries from the coffers of the state governor four years after leaving office.
The Cable reports that bank statements from Access bank showed that he collected the money from the state

"In the course of our investigation, we wrote to Access Bank for them to give us details of the salary account of the defendant. The salary that was coming into the account was N254, 212 as of 1 August 2007.
“As of June 3, 2011, the salary was N291, 124. On July 4, there was another payment with the narration Kwara State Government (KSG) June 2011 salary. The amount was N572, 286. On August 29, 2011, there was another payment in the sum of N744, 002 from the Kwara state government. On September 29, 2011 there was another payment of N743, 942 with the narration salary payment from KSG. On October 27, 2011, there was another payment of N1, 165, 468 for salary. In November 2011, there was payment of the same amount. The narration was December pension. On February 1, 2012, there was payment of the same amount with the narration for pension. The salary payments stopped in this account on August 31, 2015. The defendant left office on May 29, 2011, he became senator in the same.”.The witness also alleged that Saraki made cash deposits of $10,000 18 times in one day.

“On March 23, 2005, there was a cash deposit of N8.2m into the defendant account at the GRA Ilorin branch. On March 29, 2005, there was a N200m bank draft made in favour of an implementation committee on sale of government property. On October 16, 2006, the defendant obtained a loan of N380m from GTB. On that same day, there was a bank draft in favour of the same implementation committee. The draft was N286.3m. On the same day, there was another draft of N12.8m in favour of the committee on the landed properties. The loans were meant for purchase of properties by the defendant.
On that same day there was a loan disbursement of N380m. On February 7, 2007, there was a transfer of N3m by Abdul Adama (Saraki’s personal assistant). On April 3, 2007, there was an electronic transfer of N130. 6m on the instruction of Saraki from the implementation committee to his account. On that same day, there were cash lodgments five times a day. The sums were N11m, N20m, N20m, N20m, and N6m. The total amount on that day was N77m. Before these lodgments, there was a debit balance of N81, 960, 289. On November 22, 2007, there were cash lodgments into the account (Saraki’s naira account) by Abdul Adama, in 50 different transactions. Before those lodgments, the account was in a debit balance of N80, 210, 976. On November 29, there were cash lodgments by Ubi. Over 20 transactions in bits of N20m.
On March 20, 2008, there were more cash lodgments. Before then the account had a debit balance of N96m. On September 23, 2008, there were different cash lodgments by different individuals. On April 30, 2009, there was a bank draft of in favour of PGL Asset Management Limited in the sum of N400m. On October 26, 2009, cash lodgments were made by different individuals to Zenith bank account of the defendant 87 times in a single day. On May 19, 2009, he made a cash lodgment of $10, 000 18 times in one day in his dollar account. On 23 August, 2009, $99, 975 was transferred into his account.”

Kerry Washington calls out Adweek magazine for photoshopping her recent cover photo

Kerry Washington has accused Adweek magazine of photoshopping her recent cover photo which left her completely unrecognisable. In an Instagram post, the 39 year old Scandal star said she was "taken aback by the cover" and left her with an "unfortunate feeling"

"So...You know me. I'm not one to be quiet about a magazine cover. I always celebrate it when a respected publication invites me to grace their pages. It's an honor. And a privilege. And ADWEEK is no exception. I love ADWEEK. It's a publication I appreciate. And learn from. I've long followed them on Twitter. And when they invited me to do a cover, I was excited and thrilled. And the truth is, I'm still excited. I'm proud of the article. And I like some of the inside images a great deal. But, I have to be honest...I was taken aback by the cover.
Look, I'm no stranger to Photoshopping. It happens a lot. In a way, we have become a society of picture adjusters - who doesn't love a filter?!? And I don't always take these adjustments to task but I have had the opportunity to address the impact of my altered image in the past and I think it's a valuable conversation. Yesterday, however, I just felt weary. It felt strange to look at a picture of myself that is so different from what I look like when I look in the mirror. It's an unfortunate feeling. That being said. You all have been very kind and supportive. Also, as I've said, I'm very proud of the article. There are a few things we discussed in the interview that were left out. Things that are important to me (like: the importance of strong professional support and my awesome professional team) and I've been thinking about how to discuss those things with anyone who is interested, in an alternate forum. But until then...Grab this week's ADWEEK. Read it. I hope you enjoy it. And thank you for being patient with me while I figured out how to post this in a way that felt both celebratory and honest. XOXOXOX"A statement released by Adweek editorial director James Cooper, said:

"Kerry Washington is a class act . We are honoured to have her grace our pages. To clarify, we made minimal adjustments, solely for the cover's design needs. We meant no disrespect, quite the opposite. We are glad she is enthusiastic about the piece and appreciate her honest comments."

FYI Network pulls the plug on Kocktails with Khloe, the reality star responds

TMZ earlier reported that FYI Network has pulled the plug Kocktails with Khloe. The show, which features Khloe Kardashian, drinks made by the beautiful Sharone premiered in late January.

Sources tell TMZ that the network is labeling the move as an "indefinite hold," which basically means the end. The site adds that Khloé wanted to focus on her other jobs and had no interest in shooting Season 2, despite aprevious announcement that FYI had ordered 15 more episodes of Kocktails shortly after the premiere.

TMZ added that there are more pre-taped episodes that will air including the finale with Kimye, Chrissy Teigen, and John Legend.

FYI and Pilgrim Media Group, which produces the series, confirmed the cancelation in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter:

"FYI and Pilgrim Media Group appreciate everyone's great work on the series and are pleased that the show brought new viewers and significant numbers to FYI's linear and digital platforms. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Khloé and thank her for her hard work and unique voice that she brought to the series." the statement reads.Khloe released a series of tweets in response to the cancelation news thanking her fans for their support .

Hi my loves. I've enjoyed every second of shooting #KocktailswithKhloe. I'm so thankful to the team at @FYI and @pilgrimstudios for their hard work on the show... And to all of my guests who made this such a fun experience. April 20 will be the final episode. But we're going out with a bang!
Your support each week has meant more to me than you could imagine, and I'll continue to make time for our weekly chats.There are SO many exciting things coming up for me that I can't wait to share with you... I'm not going anywhere :) Love you always! XO
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