A Burundi’s environment minister, Emmanuel Niyonkuru has been killed.
The man was shot dead in the capital Bujumbura early Sunday, police said, the first assassination of its kind since the country was plunged into political turmoil in 2015.
Emmanuel Niyonkuru, 54, the country’s water, environment and planning minister, was killed shortly after midnight, according to a tweet sent by police spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye.
The murder, the first of a serving government minister since Burundi sank into turmoil over President Pierre Nkurunziza’s controversial bid for a third term in 2015, comes after months of relative calm.
“Minister of water and environment killed by a criminal with a gun on his way home to Rohero, around 00:45,” Nkurikiye wrote four hours after the incident.
He added that a woman had been arrested following the “assassination”.
Also on Twitter, Nkurunziza offered his condolences “to the family and all Burundians” vowing the crime would be punished.
At least 500 people have been killed and 300,000 have fled the country since unrest began in April 2015.
Some stars came into the Nigerian music scene and like meteorite, they were up in the sky, shining like light and having so many fans endeared to their heats. But in 2016, it was as if their light started dwindling. When so many thought they might have been cooking something in the studio hoping such would be released before the end of the year, these stars lived on past glory while new acts sprang up and some of their contemporaries shone brighter. Saturday Beats brings some of the artistes whose light didn’t shine so brightly in 2016
Not just a few believed Omawunmi would excel going by her performance during the Idols reality show that shot her into limelight in 2007. She has cemented her name as an achiever and force to be reckoned with in the Nigerian entertainment scene. Her sophomore album, ‘Lasso of Truth,’ which was released in 2015 was said to be a commercial success. Omawumi managed to break that jinx where just male artistes had held sway in the music scene for a long time.
But fast forward to 2016, not much was heard from the singer musically. Thank God for social media anyway, but for Instagram where the babe would always post one or two stuff, her presence would have dwindled considerably.
Yes, she managed to release a song with Grammy Award winner, Angelique Kidjo but did it have a very positive impact in her career in 2016? No!
Anyway, fans still love her and hope that not only would she change her hairstyle in 2017, she would also come up with better and bigger hits.
And like her bestfriend Omawumi, Waje was almost pushed to the background this year.
Save for ‘The Voice Nigeria’ which kind of kept her busy as a judge in the reality show, Waje’s impact in the music scene was almost insignificant.
Waje has been busier on social media than in the studio this year. Yes, fans got to know more about her grown up daughter and her cool dresses which she proudly showed off every now and then. And of course, she also proudly showed off her figure as she transformed from a plus-sized babe to a much trimmer lady.
The last time Waje released her self-titled album was in May 2013. The album was critically acclaimed but ever since then, she has been releasing single tracks.
This year, the music diva has been able to release only one track which she titled ‘Ominiknowest.’
It was once reported that the singer planned to take a four year break from music. So the question is, has she started the hiatus?
Chidinma ‘Miss Kedike’ Ekile is a typical example of the expression that great things come in small packages.
The Project Fame winner started strong after the competition winning any award that she was nominated for. One of such milestone awards is the Kora and she was the first female musician to get to the number one spot on the MTV Base top ten countdown. With her trailblazing success, she won the admiration of many as several celebrities have openly confessed that they have a crush on the petite damsel.
The girl didn’t allow her small frame to deter her from conquering the music industry. But that was long ago.
This year, Chidinma was busier arousing people’s curiosity as to whether she is dating artiste, Flavour or not especially when she deleted all the pictures on her social media page save for hers and Flavour’s.
It seems that the star is fast fizzling out of the industry. Not much has been heard from the singer musically this year. Her recent song, ‘Fall in Love,’ which she released some weeks ago does not have the same buzz that always characterises songs.
So many fans expect Chidinma to wake up in 2017.
‘Oh, how the mighty has fallen’ would certainly be the expression on so many peoples’ minds especially when they think of the self-acclaimed entertainer and Kokomaster, D’banj.
With his ‘nothing-dey-happen’ attitude since he broke up from his partner and friend Don Jazzy, D’banj has yet to make any strong impact musically.
But thank God for his song ‘Emergency’ which was released early in the year, it was a good work and so many people felt D’banj had finally survived the break-up.
Alas, his ‘Focus,’ ‘If no be God,’ ‘Breaking New’ and ‘Gifted’ didn’t make any impact at all. D’banj needs to step up his game in 2017, otherwise his career would land in Emergency Room!
Well, thank God for ‘Krukere,’ nobody would have known Iyanya apart from the fact that he was a sensation at the then Project Fame competition.
Another thing that stood him out is his sexy body which makes ladies- old and young – go wild! But how has that affected his career in 2016?
His controversial exit from Ubi Franklin’s Triple M Records made more headlines than the release of his following songs, ‘Type of woman,’ ‘Nothing Mega,’ ‘Yoga song,’ ‘Sukumma,’ ‘Why,’ and ‘Heartbeat.’ Just a handful of people would have ‘felt’ the songs.
With his new marriage to Don Jazzy’s Mavin, who knows, 2017 might be a better year as hopefully, the ace producer would give Iyanya his Midas Touch.
It seems Wande Coal found his sound late this year with the new song, ‘Iskaba,’ which he released few weeks ago. Before then, nothing much was heard from the young man. His first album, ‘Mushin to Mo’hit’ was a collector’s item but his sophomore album, ‘Wanted,’ which was released in 2015 was not really wanted by a lot of people as many have described the album as a flop.
Hopefully 2017 would be better for the dreadlock wearing singer.
A report resulting from the corruption probe of Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, has been completed by the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.
However, President Muhammadu Buhari is insisting that due process be followed.
The president has asked that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo have an input in the report, it’s said.
“The president has directed the AGF to send his report or advisory on Magu to the vice president for review,” someone in the know said.
“This is the position of things as I speak with you on the status of Magu. I cannot say exactly whether or not the AGF has submitted the report to Osinbajo.
Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has released his 2017 prophecies.
See his 9 prophecies below:
1. 2017 will be a year of surprises both for the oppressed and the oppressor. Surprise is a two edged sword
2. Those deliberately making life for the common man will be relocated
3. The downward plunge will slow down, stop and reversal will begin
4. It will be a year of surprises
5. For prophets both true and false it will be a year of surprises
6. There will be quite a large number of weddings
7. Soul winners will see their prophecies fulfilled almost as soon they are uttered
At the international scene
8. There will be surprises for many world governments
9. They are coming in twos: monster earthquakes, monster floods, hurricanes and typhoons, monster tornadoes and monster fire outbreaks
Another Nollywood Veteran Actor, Obi Madubogwu is in need of financial help, battles diabetes.
Below is a statement from his family:
“Mr. Obi Madubogwo is critically ill, he is finally out of Coma after a toxic battle with Diabetic wound . Currently the family has ran short of Fund to continue giving him what he needed, they need lots of money to pay for surgery, tests, medication etc else they will amputate his leg to save his life. He takes a pint of blood daily.
He needs our support urgently. Please no amount is too small. You can donate blood at d hospital.
It’s really critical. He is currently in FMC inside railway corporation, Ebute Meta, YABA, Lagos. We can save his life and not to wait until the worst happens and we will sew ASOEBI and dance, glorify him, eat the small change the family may borrow and shout…God Forbid!!! Let’s save this brother and great Actor while he’s stil alive and Heaven will be happy with us…Amen! He needs us now as friends and colleagues.
Let’s all reach out to him Show him love and support We will be posting the list of those that supported with the amounts of the donor so wish..Please send your contributions for Mr Obi Madubogwu to—- Chioma D Okoye 0864102013 FCMB
A 46 years old man identified as TEMBINKOSI Maxhangasana claims his ex-girlfriend has locked his 4-5 and he is pleading with her to give it back to him.
Some years ago, Tembinkosi and his girlfriend at the time had a fight, and after that his 4-5 allegedly started acting strangely and did not want to do the job.
“When she left she took everything that belonged to me and I didn’t care,” said the desperate man from Alexandra, Gauteng.
“Whatever happened in the past I forgive her. I just need her to unlock my 4-5 so that I can live freely like other men.”
Tembinkosi said all he wants is to meet with his ex-lover so she can unlock his 4-5.
“She was the only woman I was sleeping with and the last person I shared a bed with.
“But in 2003 we started fighting and she opened a case of assault, housebreaking and rape against me.
“How could I have done that in my own home? She then got me arrested.
“I served 10 years at four different prisons for things I didn’t do. She just wanted me to suffer.
“She should have just let me go. When I came back she was gone. She took all my things and my 4-5 wasn’t working,” Tembinkosi said.
“I thought it was the prison that affected my 4-5, but it is still not working after four years since I have been released from jail. I have even consulted traditional healers about my problem, but with no luck.
“My ex-lover, please come and talk to me so that I can have my 4-5 back.”
Mahlinza Dlamini, a traditional healer from Vosloorus in Ekurhuleni, said Tembinkosi’s ex-girlfriend could have done something to harm his 4-5.
“It seems muthi was used on his underwear so that he couldn’t have sex with anyone.
“He needs to find his missing clothes, including his underwear, with the help of a powerful inyanga. He will be given a choice to reverse the curse or just be healed,” said Mahlinza.
– Daily Sun
A 32-year-old Zimbabwean man, identified as Bernard Nleya has been found dead in his girlfriend’s room.
It has been revealed that the man actually killed himself this week while dressed in his girlfriend’s clothes following a misunderstanding.
According to the state-owned Chronicle newspaper, Bernard Nleya of Mafeha village in Plumtree, hanged himself in his girlfriend’s bedroom after an argument in which he accused her of having an affair with one of her employees.
Nleya was found hanging on the rooftop of the bedroom by his girlfriend, Miriam Sibanda who alerted other residents.
Police confirmed the incident, adding that Nleya wore Sibanda’s skirt “over his trousers and he also had three of her blouses on”.
Nleya had, on the previous night, allegedly threatened to stab Sibanda, leading her to flee and sleep at a friend’s house.
No foul play was suspected.
According to Bishop David Abioye of the Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel), Nigerians who obey God will flourish during the current economic recession.
“Covenant people that obey the Holy Bible usually flourish even in difficult times,” he said on Sunday during his 2016 cross over message.
““If the covenant is on the path of Grace, God’s covenant is committed to deliver it.
“”The quality of your life is a result of the quality of obedience you give God; this is the time to be close to God.”
“”Seeking the kingdom of God first will always pay to the covenant of obedience like our salaries and allowances being paid,’’ Bishop Abioye added.