Dwayne Johnson surprises his Dad with a car this Yuletide

Dwayne Johnson surprises his Dad with a car in Yuletide.

Dwayne Johnson also known as the “Rock” in World Wrestling Entertainment WWE  and a renowned movie actor has so much to say.

He is obviously known for showering heartfelt gifts to fans, friends and family members. Recently, his father had a surprise from him and this was a very big one this yuletide.

On Friday, Dwayne shared a snap of himself and his dad, Rocky Johnson, in front of the brand new Ford truck that he bought him this Christmas.

Due to the excitement Dwayne Johnson could not hesitate but to share a photo of the car he bought on Instagram. He also shared a life touching story.

“Bought my dad a Christmas gift and surprised him. He’s had a hard life. This one felt good.

My dad, Rocky Johnson is a minimalist. Always has been. Never asks me for much and over the years his needs are always the barest. Crazy story, my dad’s dad died when he was 13yrs old. That Christmas, my dad’s mom had her new boyfriend over for Christmas dinner. Her boyfriend got drunk and pissed on the turkey. My dad went outside, got a shovel, drew a line in the snow and said if you cross that line I’ll kill you. The drunk crossed it and my dad laid him out cold as a block of ice.

Cops were called. They told my dad’s mom that when her boyfriend regains consciousness, he’s gonna kill your son so one of them has got to go. In front of the entire family, my dad’s mom looked at him and said get out. He was 13 yrs old and now homeless. That f*cked up true story happened in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1954. He needed the bare minimum then, just like does now.

Over the years, I’ve moved him into a big home, got him trucks to drive – which he’ll literally drive into the ground until I get him something else. Hell, I’ll get him anything he wants, but the SOB just won’t ask;). Every Christmas, I always think about that story and my dad having every odd stacked against him at 13, but he fought thru it and still made something of himself. Makes me appreciate his struggle and hard work. Also, makes me appreciate the fun times he would beat my ass in the gym so bad when I was 13 and say “If you’re gonna throw up, go outside.. and if you’re gonna cry, then go home to your mother”. I hated it then, but I embrace it now. Made a man outta me. Without pissing on my turkey. 😂👍🏾. Just a small way of saying thank you dad and Merry Christmas! #DwantaClaus”

See the Instagram post;

dwayne johnsonHmm! this dude has the heart of giving. Wishing others would emulate this great attribute. Happy 2017!

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President Muhammadu Buhari’s New Year Meassage to Nigerians, January 1, 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari’s New Year Meassage to Nigerians, January 1, 2017

Muhammadu Buhari the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria delivered a new year message to all Nigerians today. Find complete message below;

My dear Compatriots,

I am happy to welcome you to the beginning of a New Year in our beloved country Nigeria.

I felicitate with you today at a time when our nation is witnessing a new and impressive turnaround in our security and socio-economic situation.

I know you will join me to, once again, congratulate the heroic and gallant efforts of our military and other security agencies on their remarkable successes to rid the nation of terrorism.

Following the successful capture of Sambisa Forest, spearheaded by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, we have entered a new phase in our battle against our common enemy, Boko Haram.

When we see our beloved 21 Chibok girls reuniting with their families and community for Christmas, it gives us the hope that those who are still in captivity will one day return to the loving arms of family, friends and well-wishers.

Following the successful capture of Sambisa Forest, spearheaded by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, we have entered a new phase in our battle against our common enemy, Boko Haram

I urge all Nigerians to be on the alert and watch out for strange figures settling in their communities, and report to the nearest security agencies, as our armed forces intensify the pursuit of fleeing terrorists from the captured Sambisa Forest.

Misguided elements who decided to take up arms against constituted authorities must be brought to face the full weight of the law.

The support of all Nigerians to security agencies to enable them successfully execute their mandate is crucial in our bid to effectively secure our country.

Seeing the joyful return of thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to Damasak town in Borno State, following the reopening of Maiduguri/Gubio/Damasak road in Northern Borno on December 25, 2016, reassured us that the voluntary return of IDPs in other parts of the country is imminent.

The Federal Government will spare no effort in seeing to the resettlement and rehabilitation of the unfortunate victims of terrorism and insurgency. I urge state governments, privileged Nigerians, donor agencies and countries to redouble their contributions towards this goal.

Government is aware of some mistakes and wrongdoings in handling the affairs of IDPs. We are taking measures to correct those mistakes and punish the culprits.

Government is aware of some mistakes and wrongdoings in handling the affairs of IDPs. We are taking measures to correct those mistakes and punish the culprits.

In this New Year, I want to reassure all Nigerians that our defence and security forces are more than ever before ready to perform their constitutional role of protecting lives and property in the country; and we will surely overcome all other forms of security challenges.

The lingering security issues in several states will be frontally addressed. These ugly crises cannot be allowed to fester as they strain the unifying bonds of brotherhood and neighbourliness. Some sections of the press and some politicians should avoid provocative and inflammatory statements, while the government is painstakingly trying to find solutions to our challenges.

I want to remind you on the first day of this New Year of an African proverb that says “it is easy to break a broomstick but not a bunch”. Nigeria is a bunch and is more than equal to troublemakers.

I have interacted with a broad spectrum of Nigerians, the old and the young, and they have told me unequivocally that they believe in the unity and stability of Nigeria.

The year 2017 provides an opportunity for us to build on those aspects of our national life that unite us. We are courageous, hardworking, hospitable, steadfast and resilient people, even in the face of difficulties.

These are the attributes that define us and have for years confounded the pessimists who do not believe in our continued existence as a united and indivisible nation. We are a remarkable nation that has succeeded in harnessing our multiple diversities for national development. We must continue to support and tolerate one another and live together as one.

The year 2017 provides an opportunity for us to build on those aspects of our national life that unite us. We are courageous, hardworking, hospitable, steadfast and resilient people, even in the face of difficulties.

We will continue to pursue peace initiatives in the Niger Delta as I again, call on our brothers in that region who have taken to violent disruptions of economic infrastructure to come to the negotiating table.

As for our brothers and sisters of the Shia Community, we urge them, too, to embrace peace. They must accept the laws of the country they live in. They cannot be islands by themselves. At the same time, the law enforcement agencies must treat them humanely and according to the rule of law.

On our part, in the past 20 months since our inauguration on May 29, 2015, we have focused our energies to turn around the economy, create jobs, fight corruption, and transform agriculture to replace oil and gas as a major revenue earner for the nation. I am encouraged that we are getting things right.

The agricultural revolution has begun. Farmers in different parts of the country are experiencing bumper harvests; states are getting into strategic partnership towards attaining self-sufficiency in rice, and the era of over-dependence on oil for foreign exchange revenues is gradually waning. I am optimistic that the CHANGE we all yearned for in voting this administration to power in 2015 will manifest more and be sustained in different sectors, particularly agriculture, in 2017.

As you may be aware, our economic recovery and growth plan in 2017 is anchored on optimising the use of local content and empowering local businesses.

In pursuit of this administration’s philosophy, we will continue to appeal that we buy “Made In Nigeria” goods. Like I said during the 2017 Budget presentation to the National Assembly, farmers, small and medium-sized manufacturers, agro-allied businesses, dressmakers, entertainers and technology start-ups, will remain the true drivers of our economic future. They are the engine of our economic recovery and their needs underpin our Economic Recovery and Growth Plan.

On job creation, this administration will sustain existing programmes aimed at lifting a vast number of our youth out of poverty, while at the same time creating the opportunities for people to fend for themselves.

Our determination to wrestle corruption to the ground remains unshaken. This fight, which will be guided by respect for the rule of law and due process, will not spare anybody or organ of government. It is a collective undertaking and resolve that must be seen to its logical conclusion in spite of certain distractions. The fate of our country lies partly in the success of this campaign. It will be unthinkable on my part to allow the boat of this crucial campaign promise capsize mid-stream.

I thank you for the public support for our administration’s efforts to transform Nigeria. I assure you again that the current pains are temporary and will ease when the economic seeds in gestation begin to bloom to fruition. I urge you to continue to support this administration in its effort to transform Nigeria for the good of all.

I wish you a Happy New Year, 2017.

MUHAMMADU BUHARI
President, Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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Drake and Jenifer Lopez are perceived to be in a tight romance

Drake and Jenifer Lopez are perceived to be in a tight romance

Drake and Jenifer Lopez recently ignited rumors of a possible romance when the two posted matching coupling photos to Instagram.

It was an intimate dinner date but was linked to their upcoming musical collaboration.

drake_jloJudging from their night out at a prom-themed party on Thursday, though, it looks like they’re collaborating on a lot more than music.

Jas Prince posted a few clips of Drake and Jennifer slow-dancing and indulging in a serious romance in the party. This looks like it might have been a birthday party for Jennifer but she wasn’t afraid to plant a big kiss on Drake.

Later on, Drake and Jennifer got down on the dance floor to what might be the song they made together. Drake’s own dad, Dennis Graham, was entertained at the event.

Sources close to Jennifer recently told People that she “seems very smitten” and “has nothing but nice things to say about Drake.”

Although their kiss isn’t necessarily a confirmation of their romance, it definitely looks like these two are more than friends.

drake2In a recent development, it seems Rihanna still has something cooking for Drake as she took to instagram. See her post which looks threatening.

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Update: Njoku, Abia State newly sworn-in Speaker resigns in less than 24 hours

Update: Njoku, Abia State newly sworn-in Speaker resigns in less than 24 hours.

Update – Kennedy Njoku, was just in less than 24 hours on the job when he resigned his appointment.

Njoku was elected on Thursday following the impeachment of Chief Martins Azubuike over alleged gross financial misconduct and autocratic leadership style.

Njoku announced his resignation at the resumption of plenary on Friday. While thanking members for the confidence reposed in him by electing him as Speaker, he assured them of being effective.

He however promised to continue to provide effective representation to his Osisioma-Ngwa State Constituency.

The Deputy Speaker, Dr Cosmos Ndukwe, who presided over the session, described Njoku’s resignation as shocking.

The Clerk of the House, Mr John-Pedro Irokansi, immediately called for an election to be conducted to fill the vacuum created by Njoku’s resignation.

Kalu was elected by consensus and was affirmed with a voice vote by the 24 members of the assembly.

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Breaking: Njoku, Abia State newly sworn-in Speaker resigns in less than 24 hours

Breaking: Njoku, Abia State newly sworn-in Speaker resigns in less than 24 hours

Abia State newly sworn-in Speaker of House of Assembly, Rt. Honourable Kenedy Njoku has resigned. Hon. Njoku resigned in less than 24 hours after being sworn in as the new speaker of the House.

Hon. Chikwendu Kanu of Isiala Ngwa South Constituency has been sworn in as new Speaker of the Abia House of Assembly.

Details will come shortly.

Visit www.naijacircuit.com for the news update.

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Federal Government dismisses criticism on fighting corruption without strategy

Federal Government dismisses criticism on fighting corruption without strategy.

The Federal Government says it has recovered 40 brand new SUV’s and other vehicles from a former permanent Secretary. It is alleged he appropriated the vehicles to himself when he left office.

Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed disclosed this in a statement issued in Lagos on the effectiveness of the anti-corruption strategy of the government.

Mohammed said government is been guided by a well articulated strategy in its fight against corruption. This is contrary to the misconception in certain quarters that the government is fighting corruption without a strategy.

The Minister stressed that the strict enforcement of a treasury single account has largely reduced the diversion of government funds to secret accounts.

According to him, other measures to strengthen the anti-corruption fight include the establishment of presidential committee on asset recovery, asset treaty, asset register  and the whistle blower policy.

Consequently, he announced a plan by the government through code of conduct bureau to commence a trial run of electronic asset declaration starting in 2017.

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Abia State House of Assembly elects new speaker

Abia State House of Assembly elects new speaker.

Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly Martins Azubuike has been impeached and Kennedy Njoku sworn in as the new speaker. This is due to alleged misconduct and financial recklessness.

The newly elected speaker, Kennedy Njoku represents Ossisioma state constituency.

Azubuike was impeached after 20 of the 24 lawmakers in the assembly voted to impeach him.

The motion for his impeachment was moved by the member representing Obingwa East state constituency, Solomon Akpuluonu.

Though the former speaker had reportedly looked nervous after all the law makers arrived the assembly complex yesterday. While their aides were in the business of sending out newsmen from the complex.

Azubuike of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP representing Isialangwa North Consituency was elected speaker of the sixth assembly on the 11th of June 2015.

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Soundcity MVP Award 2016 Festival result with Tekno pulling off a surprise

Soundcity MVP Award 2016 Festival result with Tekno pulling off a surprise

The Soundcity MVP Festival started off with a big bang this year. The atmosphere was electrifying with music performances and star appearances by African artistes and celebrities.

The event which took place at Expo Center of the Eko Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria had Pana crooner ‘Tekno’ stealing the show by winning in three different categories. The night awesome.

See full list Of winners below:

BEST MALE
Diamond Platinumz (TANZANIA)
Emtee (SOUTH AFRICA)
Wizkid (NIGERIA) – WINNER
Falz (NIGERIA)
Olamide (NIGERIA)
Patoranking (NIGERIA)
Phyno (NIGERIA)

BEST FEMALE
Tiwa Savage (NIGERIA)
Victoria Kimani (KENYA)
Yemi Alade (NIGERIA) – WINNER
Vanessa Mdee (TANZANIA)
Cynthia Morgan (NIGERIA)
Ms Vee (GHANA)
Simi (NIGERIA)

BEST HIP HOP
Cassper Nyovest (SOUTH AFRICA) – WINNER
Olamide (NIGERIA)
CDQ (NIGERIA)
Emtee (SOUTH AFRICA)
El (GHANA)
Riky Rick (SOUTH AFRICA)
Stanley Enow (CAMEROON)
Phyno (NIGERIA)

BEST POP
Wizkid (NIGERIA)
Kiss Daniel (NIGERIA) – WINNER
Tekno (NIGERIA)
Yemi Alade (NIGERIA)
Adekunle Gold (NIGERIA)
Timaya (NIGERIA)
Tiwa Savage (NIGERIA)

DIGITAL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
PSquare (NIGERIA)
Wizkid (NIGERIA)
AKA (SOUTH AFRICA)
Tiwa Savage (NIGERIA)
Davido (NIGERIA)
Cassper Nyovest (SOUTH AFRICA)
Tekno (NIGERIA) – WINNER

BEST COLLABORATION
Mr Eazi Ft Efya – Skintight (NIGERIA / GHANA)
Patoranking Ft Sarkodie – No Kissing (NIGERIA / GHANA)
Eddy Kenzo Ft Niniola – Mbilo Mbilo Remix (UGANDA / NIGERIA)
Emtee Ft Wizkid & AKA – Roll Up (SOUTH AFRICA / NIGERIA)
DJ Maphorisa Ft Wizkid & DJ Buckz – Soweto Baby (SOUTH AFRICA / NIGERIA)
Phyno Ft Olamide – Fada Fada (NIGERIA)
Olamide Ft Wande Coal – Who You Epp (NIGERIA) – WINNER
Harrysong Ft Olamide, KCee – Raggae Blues (NIGERIA)
Masterkraft Ft Flavour & Sarkodie – Finally (NIGERIA / GHANA)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Pana – Tekno Directed By Clarence Peters (NIGERIA)
Aje – Alikiba, Directed By Meji (NIGERIA) – WINNER
Babanla – Wizkid, Directed By Sesan (NIGERIA)
One Time – AKA, Directed By AKA & Alessio (SOUTH AFRICA)
Sin City – Kiss Daniel, Directed By H2G Films (NIGERIA)
Emergency – D’Banj, Directed By Unlimited L.A (NIGERIA)
Made For You – Banky W, Directed By Banky W (NIGERIA)
Gbagbe Oshi – Davido, Directed By Slash (NIGERIA)
Pray For Me – Darey, Directed By MEX (NIGERIA)

BEST GROUP OR DUO
Sauti Sol (KENYA) – WINNER
Mafikizolo (SOUTH AFRICA)
Micasa (SOUTH AFRICA)
Navy Kenzo (TANZANIA)
R2Bees (GHANA)
Toofan (TOGO)
PSquare (NIGERIA)
VVIP (GHANA)

SONG OF THE YEAR
Kwesta Ft. Cassper Nyovest – Ngud (SOUTH AFRICA)
Mr Eazi – Hol Up (NIGERIA)
Patoranking Ft Sakordie – No Kissing (NIGERIA)
Wizkid – Babanla (NIGERIA)
Tekno – Pana (NIGERIA) – WINNER
Emtee Ft Wizkid – Roll Up (SOUTH AFRICA / NIGERIA)
DJ Maphorisa Ft Wizkid & DJ Buckz – Soweto Baby (SOUTH AFRICA / NIGERIA)
Olamide Ft Wande Coal – Who You Epp (NIGERIA)
D’banj – Emergency (NIGERIA)

BEST NEW ARTISTE
Koker (NIGERIA)
YCee (NIGERIA)
Mr Eazi (NIGERIA) – WINNER
Emtee (SOUTH AFRICA)
Simi (NIGERIA)
Niniola (NIGERIA)
Tekno (NIGERIA)
Nasty C (SOUTH AFRICA)

VIEWERS CHOICE
Mr Soldier – Falz Ft. Simi (NIGERIA) – WINNER
Babanla – Wizkid (NIGERIA)
Osinachi – Humblesmith Ft. Davido (NIGERIA)
Pana – Tekno (NIGERIA)
Hollup – Mr Eazi (NIGERIA)
Pick Up – Adekunle Gold (NIGERIA)
Mama – Kiss Daniel

LISTENERS CHOICE
Lagos To Kampala – Runtown Ft. Wizkid (NIGERIA)
Babanla – Wizkid (NIGERIA)
Omo Alhaji – YCee (NIGERIA)
Pana – Tekno (NIGERIA) – WINNER
Who You Epp – Olamide Ft Wande Coal (NIGERIA)
Oluwa Ni – Reekado Banks (NIGERIA)
Pick Up – Adekunle Gold (NIGERIA)
Skintight – Mr Eazi Ft Efya (NIGERIA/GHANA)

AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Wizkid (NIGERIA) – WINNER
Vanessa Mdee (TANZANIA)
Diamond Platinumz (TANZANIA)
Sarkodie (GHANA)
Yemi Alade (NIGERIA)
Olamide (NIGERIA)

AFRICAN PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
DJ Maphorisa (SOUTH AFRICA) – WINNER
Gospel On The Beat (NIGERIA)
Masterkraft (NIGERIA)
Young John (NIGERIA)
Legendury Beats (NIGERIA)
Sess The Problem Kid (NIGERIA)

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Serena Williams the lawn tennis icon is finally engaged

Serena Williams the lawn tennis icon is finally engaged.

Serena Williams is an American professional tennis player. The Women’s Tennis Association has ranked her world No. 1 in singles on six separate occasions.

Recently a tweet so loud informed the whole world of her recent engagement. This is what she has been waiting for all these years.

The tweet reads;                                                                                           “I came home A little late. Someone had a bag packed for me And a carriage awaited Destination: Rome
To escort me to my very own ‘charming’ back to where our star first collided And now it was full circle At the same table we first met by chance.
This time he made it not by chance but by choice. Down on one knee. He said 4 words.

See the tweet:

serena

 

Could the four words be; “Will you marry me?”

You are free to guess the four letter words. What so ever is the guess is as good as mine.

The truth still remains Serena Williams is finally engaged by Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

The joy she has right now cannot be quantified.

Congratulation! what a great joy to behold.

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Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’s church stung by Ponzi scheme

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’s church stung by Ponzi scheme.

Kingsway International Christian Centre, a megachurch in Britain headed by a Nigerian, Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo lost $4.8 million to a Ponzi scheme after trustees carelessly invested money in it.

rufus-richardThe scam was the brainchild of former Premier League soccer player, Richard Rufus, who used to be a defender for Charlton Athletic. He promised investors along with the church a return as high as 55 per cent.

According to the findings published 14 December by the Charity Commission for England and Wales revealed that the Kent-based 12,000 members Christian Centre suffered a net loss of about $4.8 million (£3.9 million) after its trustees invested over $6.1 million (£5 million) in four installments between June 2009 and June 2010. Rufus was a member and former trustee of the church.

However according to NAN, Rufus had guaranteed that the investments would earn a sizable return of about 55 percent in a year.He was last year found guilty of defrauding about 100 investors out of a total of $10,731,159 (£8,682,343) in the £16-million investing scheme.

Kingsway International Christian Centre was the single largest investor in the scheme.

The Charity Commission said in the report, the church’s trustees handed over an initial investment and entered into an agreement in which they were guaranteed that investment would earn a profit of about 5 percent per month, with the exception of August and December when they were guaranteed profits of about 2.5 percent.

The inquiry established that in practice, however, the investments resulted in a net loss of £3.9 million to the charity,” the report explains.

The report states that the church’s trustees who handed over the funds were guilty of ‘mismanagement.’ The commission found that the church’s trustees did not “exercise sufficient care when making the decisions to invest £5 million of the charity’s funds through the ex-trustee’s investment scheme.

They did not follow all the principles expected of trustees to ensure they comply with their trustee duties under charity law when making those decisions,” the report concludes.

The Charity Commission was first alerted to the church’s investment when it found that the church made £3 million of investments with a “qualified independent trader” who was “in a position to provide the services of an investment manager by investing in financial markets.

After the commission contacted the Financial Services Authority to verify the trustee’s status as a trader, it found that the trustee in question was not, nor had he ever been, licensed to “carry on regulated activities in a personal capacity.

The commission also found that the investments were paid to the trustee’s personal bank accounts. Additionally, the commission found that the investments “appeared to be speculative and high risk in nature.

As a result of the commission’s inquiry, an interim manager was appointed to review the trustees’ decisions to invest the £5 million and to decide whether any of the trustees should be held personally liable.

The interim manager found that the trustees did not do enough to investigate whether or not the rate of return they were promised was realistic and put too much trust in the trustee’s good standing with the church and community.

The interim manager found that conflicts of interest were not managed properly by the decision-making trustees when making the decision to invest. There was too much reliance on the expertise of the ex‑trustee when he was personally interested and conflicted,” the report states.

“The interim manager found that insufficient consideration was given by the decision-making trustees as to whether the guaranteed rate of return was unrealistically high, or to the potential for fraud.”

After the church entered into an Individual voluntary agreement with the ex-trustee in hopes he could pay back the money lost, the ex-trustee filed for bankruptcy and was declared bankrupt in 2013.

The interim manager also encouraged the church’s current trustees to bring a legal claim against the trustees who decided to invest the money.

Hmm! this scheme is really driving nuts hoping people will be more careful.

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