Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Is Venus Williams Engaged? She Is Spotted With Millionaire Boyfriend Spotting Diamond Band

They only made their debut as a couple at the Australian Open earlier this month. But Venus Williams, 37, set tongues wagging when she was pictured sporting an eye-catching diamond band on her ring finger as she walked through Sydney Airport with her millionaire boyfriend Nicholas Hammond, 25, on Tuesday.

The tennis ace beamed as she wandered through the terminal, concealing her hand under a large straw hat as she was joined by her mother Oracene Price, 65, and sister Isha, 42.

Opting for a casual ensemble to complement her sparkling jewellery, she donned a pair of skintight black leggings which accentuated her slender frame.

Container Laden With Military Uniforms, Weapons Disappears From Apapa Port

A 14-foot container loaded with military camouflage uniforms and other suspected dangerous weapons has reportedly disappeared from Apapa Port, Lagos.

Already, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos Ports Command, Celestine Okoye, yesterday, directed his detectives to trace the location of the missing container and arrest both the importer and others connected with the importation within 24 hours.

The search for the container which came on the heels of wanton killings in the country by suspected herdsmen and kidnappers dressed in military camouflage has placed both the police and customs officials on a collision course after CP Okoye vowed to get to the root of the matter.

Ex- CJN Dahiru Musdapher Dies In London

A former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Dahiru Musdapher, is dead. He died yesterday evening at a London Hospital.

A family member, Hajiya Halima Sulaiman, confirmed his death in Kano on today. She said Justice Musdapher died after battling with kidney related disease and had been on admission in the hospital for the past five months. He was 75. May his soul rest in peace.

Police Arrest Oby Ezekwesili, BBOG Convener

Oby Ezekwesili, a former minister and convener of the BringBackOurGirls group, has announced her arrest on Twitter. According to her she is been detained at the police command in Abuja alongside some of her group members demanding the APC-led Government to Bring Back abducted Chibok girls. According to her, they were at Unity Fountain this morning protesting the delay in Bringing back the girls when police officers surrounded her and refused to let her go. Her tweets after the cut...

EFCC Re-Arraigns 2 For 'Defrauding' Fidelity Bank

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC ) today brought two men: Chris Ejere and Edoma Omagha before an Ikeja High Court for allegedly defrauding Fidelity Bank of N7.3 billion.

Ejere and Edoma were arraigned alongside three companies- Danium Energy Services Ltd., Sibet Oil Services Ltd. and Rhombi Energy Ltd., as well as Kehinde Ogbor and Loveth Ogbor.

The co-defendants are currently at large. Ejere and Edoma, however, pleaded not guilty to a 10-count charge of conspiracy and forgery.

They had previously been arraigned before Justice Agnes Nicol-Clay of the Igbosere Division of the Lagos State High Court.

Police Orderly To Governor Shettima Dies On Duty

Police orderly to the Governor of Borno state inspector Mohammed Azare has died in the government Monday evening.

Azare in his early forties was said to be hail and hearty when he arrived from Abuja after a week-long trip with the governor who is the chair of northern Governors forum.

Government house sources said that he was bantering with colleagues around one of the gates leading into the government house when he collapsed suddenly.

He was rushed to the Nursing Home hospital which is the nearest medical facility to the government house within the maisandari ward housing the government house.

Naomi Campbell Secretly Dating Grime Star Skepta

Naomi Campbell is reportedly secretly dating grime star Skepta. The supermodel, 47, is said to have grown close to the 35-year-old after being introduced by mutual pals.

Clearly enamoured by the star, back in October Mercury Prize winner Skepta, whose real name is Joseph Junior Adenuga, shared a snap of them cuddling up together on Twitter.

He captioned it with a single pink heart emoji. The pair also hung out together at a number of Paris Fashion Week events on Thursday and Friday.

“Naomi and Skepta have been meeting up for a string of secret dates," a source said.

Woman Pulled Out Of Car, Raped In Front Of Husband

A 22-year-old woman was dragged out of a car and sexually assaulted in front of her husband and brother-in-law in Gurgaon on Sunday night, in the latest rape horror to emerge from Haryana this year. Five persons have been arrested, the police said on Monday.

The family was returning from a function in the woman's brother-in-law's car when they stopped near the Business Park Tower in Sector 56. The woman's husband got out of the car to use the toilet.

Two cars stopped near them and four men, apparently drunk, came out and asked why they had stopped there. They started thrashing the woman's husband.

Minnie Mouse Gets Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Minnie Mouse was honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame Monday, with her eternal sidekick Mickey by her side.

In her red and white polka-dot dress and bright yellow heels, the giggly cartoon favorite was recognized a full four decades after Mickey.

"Mickey, I'm so happy you're here to share this wonderful day with me. That's for you! This really is the best day ever. Oh thank you, thank you, thank you," she said.

Minnie was joined by pop star Katy Perry -- who also wore a red and white polka-dot dress -- and Disney chief executive Robert Iger.

Photos: Yomi Casual & Wife Welcome Baby Girl

Yomi Casual and wife have welcomed a baby girl in far away Atlanta just three months after their wedding. Excited Yomi announced this few minutes ago on IG. He wrote;

'So my gorgeous wife decided to give me the biggest birthday gift ever. Issa baby girl.
Welcome to the world "KAHLEY MAKUN", it is a place full of delights and wonders. You will be a blessing to the world. Mother Alive, baby alive. God is awesome. He is faithful'.

Cosby Performs For The First Time Since Rape Saga

Accused rapist Bill Cosby was back on the stage Monday in his first public performance in more than two years, as he regaled the crowd with stories, sang and played the drums at a jazz club in his native Philadelphia.

'I used to be a comedian,' Cosby, 80, said in a dialogue with a son of one of the musicians before a welcoming crowd at LaRose Jazz Club, in what was his first advertised outing since May 2015, when he had to prematurely end a comedy tour due to protesters repeatedly showing to his gigs.

Cosby, clad in a grey hooded sweatshirt that read, 'Hello Friend,' was accompanied by his rep Andrew Wyatt.

Stop Acting Single When You Are In A Relationship, Nigerian Lady Tells Men

A Nigerian lady has taken to Twitter to ask men to stop behaving single when they are in a relationship, suggesting they can even remain single if they aren't ready, then to be in one and act like theyr aren't. She wrote:

“Please if you’re in a relationship. You should know you’re accountable to your partner. Stop doing things on your own. Don’t switch off your phone then come back like nothing happened. Stop acting single! If you’re not ready to answer to your partner, please stay single.”

Photos: Blanco Goes Topless In Robe Despite Freezing Weather

She is used to basking in the warm climes of sunny Southern California.

But Blanca Blanco seemed still be committed to giving her fans a jolt as she enjoyed a cup of coffee topless in Park City, Utah on Monday.

The 37-year-old beauty left little to the imagination as she stepped outside on her balcony in underwear and an open coat before hitting the Sundance Film Festival, which was experiencing up to below zero Fahrenheit temperatures and up to 27 Fahrenheit.

Cancer Kills South African Jazz Legend

Legendary South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela has died at the age of 78 after a decade-long fight with cancer, a statement from his family today disclosed.

Often called the “Father of South African jazz,” Masekela died in Johannesburg after what his family said was a “protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer.”

Trumpeter, singer and composer Masekela, affectionately known locally as “Bra Hugh,” started playing the horn at 14 and quickly became an integral part of the 1950s jazz scene in Johannesburg as a member of the Jazz Epistles.

He collaborated with many musicians including Paul Simon and Herb Alpert. He was married to South African singer and activist Miriam Makeba for two years. May his soul rest in peace.


Aisha Buhari: The Critic In The Other Room By Reuben Abati

Mrs Aisha M. Buhari, the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari is probably the most loved person in Nigeria today, especially by critics of her husband’s administration. She first came to our notice in this regard when in the course of her ailing husband’s medical vacation in London, she famously declared through BBC Hausa Service that the Buhari administration had been hijacked by a cabal. Long before anybody raised the issue, she was the first to observe that President Buhari has no business seeking a second term in office the way he was carrying on. She even added that she would not join him for any second term campaign. I had written a piece at the time titled “Aisha and that BBC interview”.

Okorocha To Head Buhari’s Re-Election Campaign In South-East

The Southeast leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress has endorsed Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State as the leader of the Southeast Zonal Campaign Council of President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 re-election bid.

They also agreed to work together for both the success of Buhari and party in other elections in the zone.

This was the outcome of the party’s meeting on Sunday night at the Abuja Lodge of the Imo State Governor.

In a release signed by Okorocha’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo on Monday, the APC Southeastern leaders agreed to set up Buhari’s campaign organisation in the zone, with Okorocha as the leader, while similar structures would be set up in the other four southeastern states, Punch states.

Read Adeboye's Congratulatory Message To Adams

Pastor E.A Adeboye of The Redeemed Christian Church of God has congratulated the new Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Gani Adams. Adeboye sent him a short note congratulating him and stating the reason he was unable to attend.

“Grace be unto you and peace from God our Father. We greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth. We congratulate you on your installation as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land.

“We regret our inability to attend. Constraints include scheduled annual commitments year in year out at home and abroad. Be assured of our continuous love and prayers.”

Student Sues UNIABUJA, Seeks N100m Damages

A legal practitioner and civil rights activist, Anthony Ejumejowo, has dragged the University of Abuja to a Federal Capital Territory High Court, over the delay in the supervision of his Master’s degree in Law project by a lecturer in the institution, Dr Lawrence Chukwu.

Ejumejowo said the absence and unavailability of the supervisor did not only stall the progress of his research work, but it also delayed the conclusion of his academic work over 14 months since the conclusion of the 2015/16 academic session.

He also said that he attended classes for the two academic semesters that ended in September 2016 and undertook two semester examination, scoring grade B in all the courses that he registered for, as released by the university.

Incredible! Man Chops Off Wife's Hand For Allegedly Overstaying At A Funeral [Photos]

Things are happening in this world o. If not for the internet we would have thought it's a sane world.

A mother of nine, Maria Musa, is nursing serious injuries at a hospital after her husband, Musa Matiko, allegedly chopped off her hand because she overstayed at a funeral.

The 50-year-old Kenyan told The Standard that she went for a funeral on Monday at the home of one of her in-laws, thinking that the burial would take place on that day but it delayed until Wednesday.

She said, “I stayed at the funeral for three days and left on the fourth.

Monalisa Chinda's Outfit To The Premiere Of 'Getting Over You' Is Gorgeous

She attended the movie premiere over the weekend looking so smashing!

Hollywood's Oldest Working Actress Dies At 105

Hollywood's oldest working actress, Connie Sawyer is dead. She died at home after an incredibly long and prolific career.

Connie reportedly passed away at her Woodland Hills home. Unclear exactly how, but she was 105.

The longtime actress got her start in Tinseltown at the age of 18, and has over 140 acting credits to her name. May her soul RIP.

Toor! 120-Year Old Chief Arraigned For Stealing

The Osun State Police Command has arraigned a 120-year-old man, Chief Busari Oyewumi, for allegedly defrauding one Wasiu Adebisi of N400,000.

The suspect was arraigned before a Chief Magistrate’s Court in Osogbo headed by Mrs. Fatima Sodamade on Monday on three counts of stealing, obtaining by false pretences and conspiracy.

The police prosecutor, Mr. Taiwo Adegoke, told the court that the suspect and others at large conspired together and fraudulently obtained the sum of N400,000 from Adebisi on the pretext of selling a plot of land to him.

Eight Libya Returnees Die In Crash

Eight persons among those brought back from Libya last week, have died in an accident.

Seven others sustained injuries.

The crash occurred on Ore-Ijebu Ode-Sagamu expressway, Ogun State.

The victims were said to have embarked on a journey to Lagos to see a popular pastor to seek financial assistance, after being allegedly informed that the pastor doles out N50,000 each to Libya returnees, who arrived through Lagos.

Ex- Minister, Two Others Arraigned Over Alleged Money Laundering

Former water resources minister Sarah Ochekpe and two others on Monday appeared before a Jos Federal High Court over alleged money laundering involving N450 million.

Ochekpe, who was arraigned by the  EFCC, appeared along with Mr Raymond Dabo, former PDP Chairman in Plateau, and Evangelist Leo-Sunday Jatau, Coordinator of the President Goodluck Jonathan campaign in 2015.

The trio appeared to answer a two-count charge of conspiracy and money laundering.

When the charges were read to the accused standing trial before Justice Musa Kurya, they pleaded not guilty.

Igbo APC Leaders Re-Endorse Buhari For 2nd Term

Following its Dec 31, 2017 call on President Muhammadu Buhari to run for a second term, the APC leadership in South East on Monday in Abuja  reaffirmed the President’s endorsement.

The group met with the President at the Presidential Villa where its leader, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, the Minister of Science and Technology, said the group also re-assured Buhari that the party was working very hard to win elections in the PDP-dominated South East.

Briefing State House Correspondents, Onu said that the delegation to the Presidency was high-power and the President was very happy about the visit.

According to him, the delegation comprised former leaders of the National Assembly, former heads of government at the state level, a serving APC governor represented by his deputy, all ministers from South East, Serving members of the National Assembly and other party chieftains.