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Saturday, October 1, 2016

50 Nigerian Students Detained In Turkey By Government

Over 50 Nigerian students were yesterday arrested in Turkey, allegedly on the orders of the government, ThisDay reports.  A source whose relative was among the detained students stated that “upon arrival at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, they were all escorted to a room and their passport confiscated by Turkish police.”

The detained Nigerians are mainly students of Fathi University, one of the private universities in Turkey. The school which is located in the metropolitan Büyükçekmece district of Istanbul, Turkey was founded in 1996 with a rela- tively high rate of international students from 102 countries.

“When they enquired why they were clamped in a dirty room, the police said they are students of a terrorist organisation. They offered to transfer them to government schools but on the condition that we will pay same fees as private universities,” the source added.

Maternal Mortality: 700 Women Die Yearly In Nasarawa

At least 700 women out of  every 10,000 deliveries die annually in

Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital in one of the country’s worst cases of maternal mortality.

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Daniel Iya, who gave this information during an interview  with Saturday Punch  said the number was higher than the national average in the north-central zone.

He said Nasarawa State like any other state got $1.5m under the “Save One Million Lives” initiative established by the former President, Goodluck Jonathan.

Independence: Full Text Of President Buhari's Speech

Today – 1st October is a day of celebration for us Nigerians.

On this day, 56 years ago our people achieved the most important of all human desires – freedom and independence. We should all therefore give thanks and pray for our founding fathers without whose efforts and toil we would not reap the bounties of today.

2. I know that uppermost in your minds today is the economic crisis. The recession for many individuals and families is real. For some It means not being able to pay school fees, for others it's not being able to afford the high cost of food (rice and millet) or the high cost of local or international travel, and for many of our young people the recession means joblessness, sometimes after graduating from university or polytechnic.

Bonang Matheba Stuns In See-Through Dress For Ciroc

> The South African beauty is always a delight. She hosted a Ciroc event last night in SA and here are photos of her outfit from the event. Slayer! Slayer!! Or you don’t like? More photos...

Rob Apologises To Kylie For Leaking Her Phone Number

Rob Kardashian has apologised to his baby sister Kylie Jenner for plastering her phone number on Instagram. On Friday morning the troubled reality star admitted the move may not have been appropriate.

'It was miscommunication on my end,' the reality star told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show.
I thought they weren't having Chyna at our baby shower. Chyna's baby shower is actually this Sunday, but they were trying to do a little surprise 'guy' baby shower for me and I was just upset trying to fight for Chyna like, 'Yo, she has to be at the baby shower. She's birthing my child. She needs to be there.'

'It was literally miscommunication and I probably shouldn't have went on Twitter, but I did.'

Kylie was forced to change her phone number after Rob's leak.

Ex-President Jonathan’s Independence Message

Great man.

Are These The Worst Wedding Dresses EVER? Lol

Pictures sweeping Imgur show how resourceful brides have donned gowns made out of cakes, bedding and tissue paper in a series of eye-popping dresses that had all parts of the female anatomy on show.

Left to right: a gown fashioned from a bed sheet that wouldn't look out of place at a toga party; one woman showcases her blossoming baby bump by cutting a hole in the middle of her strapless gown; a bride ensures all eyes are on her with an eye-wateringly low neckline; and taking the 'meringue' theme to dizzying new heights, one bride pairs a frothy skirt with a billowing train, lacy garter and patent platform shoes. Now see even more alarming photos below, lol.

Girlfriend Pays Tribute To Boxer Who Died After He Was Knocked Unconscious In A Fight

The heartbroken partner of boxer Mike Towell has told how he 'fought right to the end' before dying from injuries he suffered in a bout. Mike Towell, 25, was stretchered from the ring in the fifth round of his match with Dale Evans at St Andrews Sporting Club fight in Glasgow on Thursday night.

Having suffered severe bleeding and swelling to the brain, the Dundee fighter was taken off of life support and died surrounded by members of his family. Towell's partner Chloe Ross paid tribute to the boxer on Facebook, and revealed the fighter had been suffering from weeks of migraines in the lead up to the bout, putting the headaches down to stress.

In a heartfelt message, she called her partner of eight and a half years her 'annoying best friend' and 'absolute plonker', adding that a part of him would 'be with her forever' because of their young son, Rocco. Among the sport's famous names to pay their respects to the fighter were former world champion Ricky Hatton and promoter Eddie Hearn, while Nick Blackwell - who retired from the support after going into a coma following a fight with Chris Eubank Jr - changed his Twitter profile picture to that of Towell as a homage to the boxer.

Prince William Displays Parenting Skills Rarely Seen Outside His Home This Week In Canada

William displayed the parenting skills so rarely seen outside the privacy of his home this week in Canada. Watching the Prince at play at a children’s garden party in the grounds of Government House in Victoria, British Columbia, you recognise instinctively that this is the father - and husband - that Kate has always seen. Beautiful! See more photos below…

Kim Flashes Taut Tummy While Kourtney Dares To Bare In See-Through Dress At Paris Fashion Week

They've been taking Paris Fashion Week by storm and Kim and Kourtney Kardashian were at it again yesterday evening.

The reality TV siblings rocked rather revealing outfits as they attended the Buro 24/7 Fashion Forward Initiative at Paris Fashion Week in the French capital.

Kim, 35, and Kourtney, 37, showed off their gym-honed figures as they stepped out for the event at The Ritz.

Ex-Sky Sports Presenter Divorcing Cancer-Stricken Wife After Cheating On Her

Sports presenter Richard Keys is divorcing his cancer-stricken wife of 34 years - after she found out he was having an alleged affair with one of their daughter's friends (family left).

The 59-year-old, who previously admitted behaving in a 'prehistoric way' towards women, is said to have had a relationship with a 27-year-old lawyer.

Keys has moved to the Middle East since leaving his job at Sky Sports in disgrace after making sexist remarks. And his wife Julia, a mother of two, had moved into a luxurious villa in Qatar with her husband. But Mrs Keys, who has thyroid cancer, has returned to the UK amid accusations her husband had an affair with Lucie Rose (right), who was believed to have been friends with their daughter Jemma, 31. The 56-year-old is said to have confronted her husband before deciding to file for divorce on the grounds of adultery.

Adunni Ade, Denrele, Melvin Oduah Others Attend Beverly Osu’s Birthday Bash (Photos)

She was a year older this week and now here are photos from her birthday bash well attended by beautiful people in the industry. Continue...

Check Out A Shirtless Photo Of 9ice

Lol we are lost. Talk about being bold... He tagged the photo ‘Lege lege Can Destroy’

Sound Sultan & Wife Celebrate 7 Years Wedding Anniversary

The couple today, October 1st  are celebrating their 7th year of being together as man and wife and ofcourse with three kids. The singer took to social media to praise his wife and she did the same.

What he wrote;

Happy Anniversary to my wonderfully created being . My sunshine .my torch my prayer partner .my helper my lover my friend .a boo of life 7 years and counting @faridafasasi

That of his wife after the cut...

I Pray This Time Next Year, Nigeria Would Have Some Milestones To Celebrate, Don Jazzy Writes

He took to his IG to explain how Nigerians must come together to make the country great.

Dear Nigerians,

Let me say happy Independence Day to us all. May God give us the grace to witness many more of it in good health and sound mind.

My Compatriots, though our country already at 56, is surely not where we all love it to be yet, but I have a strong hope that we are already on the path to greatness. And that is the kind of spirit I want to urge you all to carry on. There would surely be light at the end of the tunnel for us, let us not lose hope. Notwithstanding, the trying time the country is currently going through, we shall overcome.

Fayose Demands N5bn From EFCC Over Frozen Zenith Accounts

The two private accounts of Ekiti state governor, Mr Ayo Fayose, with Zenith Bank, frozen since June, 2016 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will remain embargoed until November.

This is following a ruling on the case filed by Governor Fayose against the EFCC, against the freezing of the accounts at the Federal High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti, on Friday.

Presiding judge, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, adjourned till the said date after both Fayose’s lead counsel, Chief Mike Ozehkome (SAN) and that of the EFCC, Mr. Rotimi Oyedepo, had both agreed on a definite adjournment.

Bombings Of Pipeline In Niger Delta Has Greatly Affected Nigeria’s Earnings –Osinbajo

Vice President , Yemi Osinbajo has said  the current earning of Nigeria has dropped from the N300 bn to N50bn because of the crisis in the Niger Delta.

The vice president dropped the hint in Gusau, on Friday, after commissioning some projects as part of the 20th anniversary celebration of the creation of the state.

He maintained that the bombings of pipeline in the Niger Delta, by the militants has greatly affected the earnings of the country, saying,’ the country’s earnings has dropped from N300bn to N50 bn in recent times.

Mark Zuckerberg Adds Hausa Language, Fula To Facebook

Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg yesterday added Hausa language, Fula, and two others, Maltese and Corsican to Facebook, making the social media platform become available in more than 100 languages.

Zuckerberg announced this expressing optimism that the addition has halted the disappearance of some of the added languages.

“Facebook is now available in more than 100 languages — with more than one billion people using a language other than English! Today we added Fula, Maltese and Corsican. Our community makes this possible. Over the last decade, hundreds of thousands of people around the world have worked together to find the right translations for words and phrases in the Facebook interface. Because the idea of a “Like” in English may mean something different in Arabic or Japanese,” he said.

IG Deploys Helicopter, Hundreds Of Policemen, Sniffer Dogs In Search Of CBN Gov’s Wife

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has deployed helicopters along the Benin-Agbor Road in search of the kidnapped wife of Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele.

Idris, it was gathered, had also flooded the area with hundreds of police operatives and sniffer dogs in a move to put pressure on the kidnappers.

It will be recalled that gunmen had on Thursday abducted Margaret along with four others. They have now demanded N100m as ransom. But Police have vowed to rescue her.

More Than 30 People Die Daily In Nigeria Of Hunger - VC Landmark University

The Vice-Chancellor, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Prof. Aize Obayan, has said that more than 30 people die daily due to hunger and illness in Nigeria, especially at the internally displaced persons’ camp in Bama, Borno State.

According to her, such a recent report of the international medical humanitarian organization, Doctors Without Borders, (Medecins Sana Frontiers) on the devastating effect of hunger and malnutrition in
IDP camp in Bama, Borno State, was humiliating.

She spoke on Friday at Omu-Aran, Kwara State during a media briefing to commemorate the 62nd birthday anniversary of the university’s chancellor, Bishop David Oyedepo.

Taribo West Debunks Death Rumours

Former Nigeria defender Taribo West who is now a Pastor now has debunked a rumour which was widely published online on Thursday but started from, saying he had died at 50 at a South African hospital. According to him, he was earlier attacked spiritually and had a feeling another evil thing was going to come up. While speaking in a short interview about the rumour, Taribo said he is alive and fine and the news came to him while he was mediating on a sermon. He also said he received calls from all over the world, stating that he had never received calls that much before in his life.

“I received calls telling me to check Facebook about news of my death. I saw reports of my death and people were commenting. I just laughed. I’ve never received such number of calls all my life. From US, UK, all over the world,” the Atlanta ’96 Olympics gold medallist said. Continue...

Photo: Police Arrest Kidnappers Of ABU Lecturer’s Wife

Operatives of the State Intelligence Bureau in Kaduna State have arrested three suspects in connection with the kidnap of the wife of a lecturer of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State.

Spokesperson for the Kaduna State Police Command, Mr. Aliyu Usman, an assistant superintendent of police, identified the suspects as Mohammed Tukur, Suleima Auta and Shuaibu Rabiu, all of whom were living behind the ABU campus.

Usman told Saturday Punch that Inusa was kidnapped on September 19, 2016 at her residence in Zaria. He explained that the police launched a manhunt for the suspects after the case was reported and that they were tracked down a week after at different hideouts in the state.

Koffi Speaks About Controversial Letter, Says To Hell With Whoever Thinks I Was Beefing Kiss Daniel, Others

Two weeks ago, Comedian koffi wrote an open letter in which was majorly directed at Kiss Daniel, then he diverted to others, but the letter was actually focused on Kiss Daniel. A lot of his fans and people in the industry reacted to the letter, but Koffi has now explained exclusively to Saturday Beats why he wrote it and says to hell with anyone who does not feel comfortable with it, lol. His words;

“In every vocation, there is a society that protects them. Vulcanizers, conductors, have associations that protect them. Entertainment associations do not protect entertainers. That is how businessmen entered Nollywood, started doling out money and they crumbled that sector. The same thing is happening to the music industry and that is why I shouted. These people bring their money into the business, find young boys to sign to their record labels, then they begin to dictate their career path. Tomorrow if Kiss Daniel does not make it, they would drop him and pick another person. By that time, he would have lost his fan base and interaction with people. Timaya knows how hard he fought to get his career back. J Martins is fighting to get his career back. Continue...

Friday, September 30, 2016

Olamide Nominated For Mtv Europe Music Awards

Nigerian hip-hop star, Olamide has been nominated for the 2016 MTV Europe Music Awards. The rapper is being nominated for Best African Act, a category that very few Nigerian superstars have won.

On the Best African Act category, Olamide stands side by side with some of African's finest and super talented artistes  like Black Coffee, Cassper Nyovest, Wizkid and Alikiba.

The artiste who recently returned from Toronto, Canada where he delivered what can best be described as a groundbreaking  display of sheer talent, one of his best performance yet,  has also been nominated for two other distinguished awards- the Movement Of Black Origin awards and the MTV Africa Music Award on the Best African Act and Best Hip- Hop Act categories respectively.

Beauty Queen Nneze Richards Agu Dethroned

Here’s an unedited press release from them.

Beauty Queen Nneze Richard Agu of Miss Independence Nigeria 2015/2016 has officially been decrowned.

The Beauty Queen has been having issues on loyalty and disrespect for the brand she was representing.

Nneze Richard who is well known in Abuja Clubs has been going to courtesy visits with the organization sash and crown without the consent of the organization.