Friday, July 28, 2017

Keke Palmer Slams Kylie Jenner For Caving To Societal Pressure

Social media makes it difficult to remain authentic, according to Keke Palmer. And the actress believes the Kardashians should shoulder much of the blame.

Speaking to Yahoo Beauty, the Scream Queens star said the internet has become so judgmental that people will either beat trolls to the punch and put themselves down, or conform to the societal version of perfection so that nobody can criticize

'In the sense of the Kardashians, it’s like I’m going to show you so much perfect and be everything a woman should be or everything a man would like or love,' she said. 'And I’m going to be exactly that so you can’t bully me anymore.'

'Specifically in the situation with Kylie, where you’ve had a young girl people have seen on television since she was a kid and they literally told her she was so ugly … the ugly person in the family.

How Instagram Lifestyle Made John Terry & Wife Loose £400k To Thieves

Burglars stole an 'eye watering' £400,000 worth of designer bags and jewellery from former England captain John Terry's mansion after he posted a picture of himself enjoying a ski trip on Instagram.

The footballer, who now captains Championship side Aston Villa, posed for pictures on the slopes of the French Alps with his wife Toni, 35, boasting to his 3.4million followers on the social media site that he was having a 'great few days away skiing with the family'.

But while the couple happily shared photos and videos of their lavish holiday, they didn't realise the posts had attracted the attention of a ruthless gang of prolific burglars, who broke into their £5million mansion in Oxshott, Surrey, and spent hours ransacking the property, swiping designer handbags worth £126,000 and rare signed first edition Harry Potter books valued at £18,000.

Winnie Harlow Now Inspiring People Living With Vitiligo

God bless winnie! A grandmother has bared all to show that  'beauty is beyond skin' after learning to embrace the vitiligo which will one day turn her skin completely white and previously left her suicidal.

Model, business owner, and mother-of-four Iomikoe Johnson, 37, from Lake Charles, Louisiana first noticed a tiny spot of white skin under her arm 12-years ago.

At first, she thought she had cancer but it then spread to her eyes and genital area.

At just 25-years-old, Iomikoe was scared that she would be bullied for being 'two different colours' after spending her childhood being taunted for having dark skin.

Lagos: 14-Yr-Old Girl Raped To Death In Parents’ Apartment

A 14-year-old girl, Obiamaka Ngozichukwu Orakwe, was raped to death in her parents’ apartment in Abule-Ado area of Lagos State by miscreants.

The act was reportedly carried out by a group of miscreants, who usually hanged out in a smoking joint in the area, following the deceased’s negative response to their advances.

Tragedy, as gathered, occurred last Monday, while the Junior Secondary School 3 student was alone at home. The miscreants were said to have gained entry into Orakwe’s apartment from the back of the house, scaling the fence.

They were said to have gagged her, took turns to rape her and, thereafter, abandoned her in a pool of her blood.

Her distraught mother said she was contacted on phone by residents, who saw the miscreants leaving the building through the fence.

Boko Haram: Troops Can’t Do Well In Rainy Season - Minister

The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, on Thursday regretted that the nation’s troops fighting the Boko Haram sect cannot dominate the environment in rainy season like they were doing during dry season.

Notwithstanding the challenge, Dan-Ali said efforts were ongoing to stop the ambushes being experienced regularly.

The minister spoke with State House correspondents after a meeting the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, had with security chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He said the service chiefs were directed to move back to the Command Centre in order to be abreast of what is happening there.

We’ll Send Nnamdi Kanu Back To Prison - Anambra Community

The Nri community in Anambra State, believed to be the ancestral home of the Igbo, has threatened to jail the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, for allegedly invading the area and desecrating sacred places.

The community said it had concluded arrangements to drag the pro-Biafran agitator to court in that respect. The traditional of Nri, Igwe Eze Obidiegwu Onyeso, said this on Thursday while chatting with newsmen in Awka, the Anambra State capital.

Speaking through his personal aunchssistant, Chief Ifeanyi Onyeso, the monarch said Kanu and his IPOB’s  ‘army of occupation’ invaded his community on July 18 with impunity, without recourse to obeisance to the palace.

Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Briefly Becomes World's Richest Man

The founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos briefly overtook Microsoft’s Bill Gates to become the world’s richest person.

Bezos leapfrogged Gates, who has been the richest man on the planet since 2013, after a rise in the share price of Amazon ahead of its latest results due Thursday night.

According to a real-time billionaires index compiled by Forbes, the rise pushed the value of Bezos’s fortune to $91bn (£69bn) – compared with Gates’ wealth of $90bn. Their riches are calculated on the share prices of their respective companies and at the current values Bezos’s stake is twice as big as carmaker Ford.

But the Amazon share price fell back leaving Gates on top, but with less than $1bn separating them.

Bezos – born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1964 – keeps a relatively low profile, but has used some of the wealth he has amassed to buy the Washington Post and invest in space travel through Blue Origin, a company he founded in 2000.

Passenger Kills Motorcycle Rider Over N150

The police in Ogun State have arrested a 23-year-old jobseeker, Ibrahim Sulaimon, for allegedly killing a motorcycle rider, Rafiu Gafar, in the Ajuwon area of Ogun State.

Punch Metro learnt that Sulaimon and Rafiu had an argument over money, after which the suspect hit the father of one with plywood on the head several times.

He slumped and was confirmed dead at a private hospital in the area.

A family member, who did not want to be identified, said the victim left his wife and child for his daily bread on July 13 when the incident happened.

Pictured! Imo Businessman Arrested In Lagos For Trafficking Ghanaians

An Imo State-based businessman has been arrested for allegedly belonging to a syndicate that traffics girls to Saudi Arabia.

The suspect, Bernard James, reportedly worked with accomplices in Ghana, who sent girls to him for trafficking to Saudi Arabia, where they would work as housemaids.

Punch Metro learnt that one Theresa, who lives in Accra, had procured Ghanaian passports and Saudi Arabia visas for four girls, but was unable to facilitate their travelling through Accra airport due to some immigration laws.

Names of two of the girls were given as Salamatu Al-Hassan, 22, and 18-year-old Memunat Isiaka.

France Plans Asylum 'Hotspots' In Libya

France says it plans to set up "hotspots" in Libya to process asylum seekers, in a bid to stem the flow of migrants to Europe.

President Emmanuel Macron said the move would stop people not eligible for asylum from "taking crazy risks". The centres would be ready "this summer".

He said that between 800,000 and a million people were currently in camps in Libya hoping to get into Europe.

But many of them did not have a right to asylum, Mr Macron said.

Teacher In Court For Allegedly Defaming Saraki

A 37-year-old primary school teacher, Biodun Baba, was on Thursday arraigned before an Ilorin Senior Magistrates Court for allegedly defaming Senate President Bukola Saraki on Facebook.

Baba, a teacher at LGEA School, Olorunlana in Moro Local Government Area of Kwara was alleged to have through his Facebook postings been inciting the public against Saraki.

The criminal charges were filed following a complaint by Alhaji Jimoh Adesina, Chairman, Kwara South Chapter of the APC to the Chamber of S. I. Solagberu and Co, Ilorin.

Adesina, accused Baba of printing or engraving matters on his Facebook wall  known to be defamatory.

Prime Minister Wants Al-Jazeera Out Of Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would look for ways to shutter the presence of satellite news station al-Jazeera in Israel, accusing the Qatar-based channel of inciting violence.

In a Facebook post Wednesday night, Netanyahu said he had asked law enforcement authorities to shut down the station’s Israel offices a number of times.

“Al-Jazeera has not stopped fomenting violence around the Temple Mount,” he said, referring to escalating tensions surrounding Muslim protests against Israeli security measures at the holy site.

There were put in place following a July 14 terror attack in which three terrorists shot two Israeli policemen to death with weapons they had smuggled onto the compound. Israel shut the site for two days and re-opened it with new security arrangements including metal detectors and cameras.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Only Buhari Can Tell When He Will Return- Oyegun

He was part of the team that visited President Buhari in London on Sunday and today, shortly after a meeting at the APC National Secretariat, Oyegun had a brief interview with journalists where he was asked few questions about his trip to London to see the President and below is what he said. Enjoy!

Your Excellency, you led an APC delegation to visit Mr. President. What is his state of health?

Oyegun: I can confirm that Mr. President is convalescing very strongly. Right now, all he is doing is having as much rest as he can to build up his energy, to build up his stamina. But the worst is certainly over. Mr. President is going to come back and he is going to face the responsibilities for which the people of this country have elected him. I am glad to say he is recovering beautifully. Continue...

Nyako Granted Permission To Travel Abroad For Medical Treatment

The Federal High Court, Abuja, today granted former Adamawa governor, Murtala Nyako, permission to travel abroad for medical treatment.

Justice Okon Abang gave the permission after hearing an application filed by Nyako’s counsel seeking permission to travel.

Justice Abang in his ruling said that he granted the application since the prosecuting counsel raised no objection.

The judge further said he was inclined to grant the permission because Messrs. Nyako and and other defendants were always in court for their trial.

Enugu Governor Sacks Three Commissioners

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has dropped three commissioners in a minor cabinet reshuffle announced on Thursday.

Those affected were commissioners for Information, Godwin Udeuhele; Youth and Sport, Charles Ndukwe; and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Smart Ogbe.

The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Uwakwe Abugu, confirmed the development to Government House correspondents in Enugu.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that two commissioner nominees earlier screened by the state House of Assembly were sworn-in during the State Executive Council meeting.

I Actually Want Seven Children- Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed he wants to have seven children! The 32-year-old celebrated the arrival of children numbers two and three in June when he announced that he had newborn twins, Eva and Mateo via a surrogate.

They join seven-year-old Cristiano Jnr in the family ranks with the former Manchester United man's girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez also currently pregnant with a girl that is due in October.

That will be his fourth child, but Chrisiano Jnr wants another three brothers or sisters - and his dad seems to agree.

Customs Orders Removal Of Illegal Checkpoints Across Nigeria

The Nigerian Customs Service has begun the implementation of the directive issued by the Federal Government, directing the dismantling of all illegal check points by its operatives across the country.

A circular from the office of the Deputy Comptroller General on Enforcement and Investigations, addressed to all Ag. DCGs, ACGs, Zonal Coordinators, CACs, Comptrollers FOUs, GIU, CGCs compliance Team and Marine Command, and dated 25th July 2017 stated that the directive was in reference to the memo by the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council of 18th July 2017 recommending the action.

The letter which was signed by the DCG himself, A. Dangaladima, said only two checkpoints, namely the ones situated at Agbara and Gbaji along Lagos-Badagry -Seme road were ‘statutorily approved.’

Sultan Abubakar Sa’ad Named In N700m 'Suspicious' Transaction

Crack detectives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday and Wednesday interrogated Kabir Tafida, the Sarkin Fada of Sokoto, who also acts as the chief of staff to Sultan Abubakar Sa’ad.

Mr. Tafida was questioned over a suspicious transfer of N700 million into his account from the Sokoto State government account, people familiar with the matter told Premium Times.

He was released on administrative bail Wednesday evening following what a source described as “unceasing pressure on the EFCC by the Sultan and the Sokoto State government”.

Mr. Tafida was first invited to the EFCC office in Abuja on Tuesday where he was interrogated by a team of investigators.

Senate Passes NFIA Bill Which Limits EFCC’s Powers

The Senate has passed the bill to establish to the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Agency thus implementing the first step in pulling the country’s financial intelligence unit out of the control of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The bill was passed after it was read for the third time today, just the fourth legislative day since it was first initiated last Thursday.

The bill was earlier referred to the committee on anti-corruption on Tuesday. However, without the usual public hearing, organised to consider opinions of concerned parties on any public related subject, the report of the committee was presented on Wednesday and the bill passed on Thursday, Premium Times reports.

Photo: Google CEO Lands Lagos, Nigeria

Our oga pata pata at the top, who has changed several lives, probably not even knowing (lol) is in Nigeria. Indian-American Sundar Pichai today attended the ‘Google For Nigeria’ event where he spoke and educated many about the internet.

Earlier before then, he had announced his arrival when he tweeted a photograph showing people in Lagos and wrote; ‘Hello from Lagos.’ #GoogleforNigeria.

It’s a shame I couldn’t attend in person, but… it’s madt love from here. Madt one. More photos below... And just incase you want to know all that went down at the event, you can also continue below… So much love…

Mugabe's Wife Wants Successor Named Now As She Is ‘Fingered’ As Next President

President Robert Mugabe's wife today urged her 93-year-old husband to name his chosen successor, fuelling renewed speculation about the race to take over from the world's oldest national leader.

Mugabe has always refused to publicly reveal his favoured heir, but 52-year-old Grace Mugabe - who is seen by some as a potential candidate - called for an end to the uncertainty.

"President, don't be afraid. Tell us who is your choice, which horse we should back," she told a meeting of the women's league of the ruling ZANU-PF party.

"If you tell us the horse to back, we will rise in our numbers and openly support that horse. Why should our horse be concealed?" she said in a speech switching between English and local language Shona.

Photos: Ag President Osinbajo Visits Rivers State

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo today visited Rivers state and was received by the State Governor, Wike Nyesom. He is there to commission the state's projects. More Photos...

I’m Having An Affair Because My Husband Is Lazy - Divorce Seeking Woman

Divorce-seeking wife, Bola James, today told an Idi-Ogungun Customary Court at Agodi, Ibadan, that her husband of 23 years is too lazy.

This is even as she told the court that her mother had been aware of her infidelity with the man whom she now loves and wants to marry. Bola is seeking divorce on the grounds of joblessness and laziness on the part of her husband, Gbenga.

She prayed the court to end her 23-year-old marriage, saying that she had made up her mind to love another man. “My lord, my husband’s laziness made me be having an affair with another man who is assisting me to cater for my family.

“Mother even knows about the affair. “Gbenga lives with me in a house I built with my sweat; he is jobless and not ready to do any work. I shoulder all the family responsibilities. “I can no longer cope with his laziness,’’ she said.

Son Beats 62-Year-Old Mother To Death

Middle aged man, identified as Ekene Ezeogo, has allegedly beaten his mother to death following a squabble that erupted in their residence located at No 24 Agbaja Road in Abakaliki Ebonyi State capital.

Findings revealed that the incident occurred yesterday when the woman identified as Prophetess Mary intervened in a fight that ensued between the suspect Ekene and his younger sister.

It was gathered that the case had been reported to the Central Police Station Abakaliki, but the suspect was yet to be arrested at the time of filling this report.

During a visit to the residence of the victim at 24 Agbaja Road Abakaliki by The Punch, it was obvious that all was not well as sympathizers sighted within the compound were in mourning mood.

Furious Protests Erupt In NY ,DC & San Francisco After Trump Bans trans From Military

Hundreds of angry protesters took to the streets of New York City, Washington, DC, and San Francisco yesterday night after President Donald Trump announced his shocking ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces, calling the cost of transgender healthcare in the military as a 'burden'.

Crowds gathered at a plaza named after the late San Francisco gay rights activist Harvey Milk to protest Trump's ban.

Demonstrators waved pink and blue flags and held signs bearing slogans: 'Trans lives are not a burden.' As they took to the streets and gathered in front of the plaza, they could be heard chanting: 'Stand up! Fight back!'

A transgender woman who identified herself only as Layla addressed the crowd and said she's tired of being told who she can or cannot be, and asked for others in the LGBTQ community to support trans people as they fight for respect.

Jeremy Meeks' Estranged Wife Melissa Pours Her Heart Out On instagram

She has largely maintained a dignified silence as her estranged husband of eight years sets up home with another woman.

But yesterday Melissa Meeks gave a rare insight into her life post-Jeremy Meeks, as she took to Instagram in a lengthy tirade.

The mother-of-three, 38, who shares a seven-year-old son with the 33-year-old felon turned model, let rip just days after he continued to parade his romance with British Topshop heiress Chloe Green, 26.

Taking to Instagram, the nurse- who stayed with Jeremy throughout his prison stint, shared a snapchot which read: 'I fed mouths that talked sh** about me. I wiped tears from the same people that caused mine. Picked up people that tried to knock me down. Did favours for those who couldn't do sh** for me. Been there for the ones that left me. Crazy? Maybe.'

David Beckham Signs Autograph On Girl's BOTTOM

His love of partying is said to be driving a wedge between one of the world's best-loved power couples. And David Beckham was unleashing his daring side again on Sunday, when he was pictured signing a girl's bottom in Kernville, California.

Enjoying a spot of  'guy time' away from wife Victoria, the 42-year-old hunk had pulled over at a hardware store during his motorcycle road trip with a mate, when he was faced with the cheeky request.

Blac Chyna & Tyga Meet At  iGo Live Launch In LA

Their brief spell as a golden couple of hip-hop came to an end when he dumped her for the youngest of the Kardashian clan, Kylie Jenner.

But Blac Chyna and her baby daddy Tyga were reunited at last at the iGo Live launch in Los Angeles yesterday. They were just two of a number of Kardashian-linked exes who turned up to the exciting showpiece occasion.

The 29-year-old former stripper flaunted her form in a glamorous sheer gown which boasted a plunging neckline that showcased her bumper bust. As a bonus, the tightness of the fabric ensured it also highlighted her pert posterior.

Her 27-year-old rapper ex meanwhile clearly felt he had a license to thrill, for he unleashed his inner James Bond by donning a black tuxedo and spangling shoes.

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Photos: Mikel Obi’s Kids Start School

The happy dad announced this via social media with the caption;

'First day going to nursery school'. One more photo below...

Justin Bieber Hits Photographer With Pick-Up Truck But It Was Only A MISTAKE

Pop star Justin Bieber has accidentally hit a photographer with his pickup truck after leaving a service with the Hillsong Church group in Los Angeles, police say.

The 23-year-old was seen trying to help the man to his feet after he fell to the ground beside the vehicle outside the Saban Theatre on Wednesday night.

Pictures show the 57-year-old photographer lying on the ground and clutching his leg while the singer talked with police and bystanders. The incident occurred after the singer was leaving the church service.

According to abc7, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian were also at the service but were not involved in the collision. Beverly Hills police Lt Scott Dowling told the New York Daily News that the collision had taken place at 'extremely slow speed' just before 9.30pm local time.

Photo: Are Men More Faithful When Poor?

I can’t deal with people that create these things. Just cant! But I think it is true, (runs away). FULL photo below… Lol

Chika Ike Financially Supports Ailing Halima Abubakar

The actress who has mostly made people understand she is not in need of money has taken to IG to thank her colleague, Chika Ike for always calling to check and pray for her and said she also gave her some cash and insisted it was a token. What she wrote;

Chika called several times to pray for me and she did today too(bless her)she gave me money and insisted it was a token(I was touched)chika you totally surprised me and am grateful ,darlings pls thank @chikaike for me鉂わ笍鉂わ笍鉂わ笍you rock馃檹馃徎love you all and thank you for the support.Good night馃尮

Beyonce & Jayz Hire 6 Nannies To Take Care Of Twins

Beyonce and Jay Z welcomed twins Rumi and Sir in mid June. And the family have already snapped up nannies to help take care of the newborn babies as they nest in Los Angeles.

According to a Wednesday report from US OK! magazine, the singers have hired six nannies at $100,000 a year each for the bundles of joy.

'The twins don't sleep at the same time, so she decided she needed three per child, working in eight hour shifts,' a source said.

It is not unusual for parents of newborn twins to have both day and night nannies.

Kim & Kanye To Welcome 3rd Child In January Via Surrogate

Kim Kardashian, 36,  is reportedly expecting her third child with husband Kanye West, 40, via a surrogate.

Following reports that the pair would pay $113,850 (£87,228) for a surrogacy deal, UsWeekly have alleged they have now hired a surrogate who is 'three months pregnant'.

Kim - who suffered with life threatening placenta accreta during her first two pregnancies - is said to have begun searching for a surrogate in June and was referred 'by an agency'.

The magazine's insider added the surrogate is 'in her late 20s' and are set to welcome their third child in 'January 2018'.

Rihanna Meets With Macron To Talk Education

Pop star Rihanna has been putting in some “work” on global education efforts, and a meeting yesterday with France’s president appears to have paid off.

President Emmanuel Macron said on Twitter after the pair met in Paris that he is "committed" to helping address the challenge of 264 million children being out of school.

He mentioned the social action platform Global Citizen and a nonprofit founded by Rihanna, the Clara Lionel Foundation. The the Global Partnership for Education said Rihanna, its global ambassador, met with Macron about the urgency to fund global education.

"We focused on the topic of education from global aspects, and we will make a very big announcement this coming September," Rihanna told journalists outside the Elysee palace in Paris after the meeting, without elaborating. You go girl, billionaire bae must be proud!

How Kidnapping Can End In Nigeria - IGP

Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, yesterday,  attributed increasing rate of kidnapping in the country to weak laws, saying the menace could conveniently be brought to a permanent end, if the National Assembly comes up with stringent laws.

He said mere parading of suspected kidnappers by his agency without either taking them to law courts for prosecution and possibly sentencing them to death had rather boosted the morale of the kidnappers in their nefarious activities.

The police boss spoke in Abuja at a monthly meeting with Commissioners of Police and other senior officers of the Force.

He said:  “When I went to the National Assembly, I told them that what we need to check kidnapping  punishment. I think these boys see us parade people but they don’t see them taken to court or sentenced to death.

Defeated Ize-Iyamu Thanks Edo People For Support

Defeated Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu who was the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 28, September 2016 election in Edo State, yesterday in a live television programme in Benin City thanked all the people of Edo State for their support before, during and after the election.

Iyamu said, “The love shown to me, my party and candidacy was unprecedented. Edo people have shown the nation that elections and its attendant litigations could be done without bloodletting.”

He also commended traditional rulers in the state for their fatherly roles and advice before, during and after election. Definitely this man is coming back to contest. Best of luck!

3 Soldiers Sentenced To 56 Years For Unlawful Possession Of Arms & Ammunition

The 7 Division, Nigerian Army component of Operation Lafiya Dole, yesterday sentenced three soldiers to jail for unlawful possession of arms and ammunition.

The General Court-Martial that tried the soldiers announced a jail term of 23 years for two of the soldiers, while the third was sentenced to 10 years.

On the judgment, Lt. Colonel Kingsley Samuel, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 7 Division, said: “A General Court Marshal sitting in 7 Division Garrison Pompomari, Maiduguri, Borno State, today (yesterday) sentenced two soldiers serving in Operation Lafiya Dole to 23 years jail terms, based on charges that bordered on unlawful possession of fire arms punishable under Section 27 (1) (a & b) (i & ii) of the Firearms Act.

NHIS Boss’ Suspension: Reps Threaten Arrest Of Health Minister

For failing to appear before them to clear suspicions on the suspension of Executive Secretary of National Insurance Health Scheme, NHIS, the House of Representatives, yesterday, threatened to issue a warrant of arrest against Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole.

The lawmakers also said there would be no consideration of budget of the NHIS henceforth.

Professor Isaac Adewole Chairman of the House Committee on Health Services, Chike Okafor, disclosed this after a closed door meeting with members of the committee.

The committee is currently investigating the issue and had demanded that the minister appeared before it.