Few weeks ago, I got a call from a friend asking me out for a drink, but I was already at the Lagos airport. “I’m not going to be around for the next few days,” I told him. “I’m going to Abuja.” His immediate reaction was – “Why? What’s wrong? Do you want to bore yourself to death?” That’s the typical response I get whenever I tell someone I am travelling to Abuja. Abuja is a beautiful city with a terrible reputation for boredom. I have heard people in other cities speak of Lagos as a noisy, dirty and dangerous city filled with crazy people. In truth, everyone in Lagos is crazy. What else do you expect in a state crammed with 22 million people?
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Daddy Showkey in an interview with Leadership Newspaper has said there is no love in the music industry and musicians only pretend to love one and another, but when tragedy struck, one will see their true colour. He cited himself has an example, and how artistes shunned Kefee’s burial ceremony which took place in Sapele.
The atmosphere at Rodizzio bar and restaurant was absolutely electric. Wednesday 23rd July, 2014 was the second night in a roll and the ladies were all looking take-home-to-mama (). Omo Baba No1 the comedian and his gang kept us 'alive' with their rib cracking jokes and the men in the house (C’mon…like you don’t know where there are ladies, there are men) fuelled their desire with some buzz.
Mrs. Fatima Bankole, 34, has been battered by her husband, Alhaji Kamoru Bankole, for daring to take a piece of fish from the pot to break her fast some days ago. The victim is the first of his three wives, at their residence in Alasia, Ijanikin in Lagos State.
The attack happened on the 16th of July, when the third wife reported to their husband that their senior wife took a piece of fish from the soup to break her fast. The husband, according to witnesses, did not listen to her excuse before attacking her.
Rave of the moment, Afrocandy has let the cat out of the bag by saying every man wants to have s*x with her. She says though most men pretend, but when they call her on the phone they jerk off and negotiate what it will take to have her. She also spoke to Vanguard about trying to raise money for her daughter online for school, saying it was only a stunt. Hear her, I’m Afrocandy, I can’t be broke. I’m a star how can a star be broke. Finally she spoke about her husband and their reconciliation after 19 years. Find that after the cut. Strong woman though!
A 13-year-old Texas girl, Ariel Tolfree who placed her Samsung Galaxy S4 under her pillow while charging it and fell asleep has explained how she woke up to see it burnt.
Tolfree said later that night, she smelled something burning, but never thought it could be her phone. “I didn’t think much of it, so I went back to sleep and then I woke up again and it was more prominent,” she said.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Maheeda in a new interview with Vanguard Newspaper has said prostitution should be made legal in the country. She said it’s everywhere already, and she thinks it should just be made legal once and for all.
“Yes, I think prostitution should be legalised. I have been there, I have been with these girls have been to Holland where I think it’s legal. It won’t be bad if it is legalised because it’s everywhere anyway. So it’s better if it’s legalised.”
A Brooklyn woman has beheaded and dismembered a mother of four and scattered her remains in pieces across Long Island over a $200 electricity dispute she refused to pay her because she wasn’t getting it.
Chinelle Latoya Thompson Browne rented a room apartment at Leah Cueva’s late uncle’s flat where Cueva also stays but she wouldn’t provide hot water or reliable electricity and wanted continuous payment.
Cuevas angrily confronted Browne on July 4 over non-payment of rent and utilities. On July 5, witnesses saw Browne entering the apartment and then heard a confrontation.
A Liberian government official, speaking on condition of anonymity said the news of Sawyer's death was relayed to Liberia by the Nigerian embassy, early Friday morning.
Nigerian government health authorities announced Thursday that Sawyer, 40 was being tested for the deadly Ebola virus in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos. Sawyer's death is the first recorded case of one of the world's deadliest diseases in Nigeria.
It’s a keenly contested race for the week 7 jackpot as nineteen people who already got a strike will need just one more strike to win it. Since there was no winner for the N1,000,000 jackpot for week 6, week 7 jackpot will be N2,000,000.
A Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) specialist with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Mr Saaondo Anom, has stated that over 113 million Nigerians defecate in the open due to lack of sanitation facilities. Anom made this statement while speaking at a workshop organised by UNICEF in Enugu, emphasizing that the practice constitute health hazards to Nigerians.
“Do you know that a teaspoon of shit, or in other words, a lethal dose, just one gramme of human faeces can contain more than 10 million viruses, one million parasites, 1000 parasities cysts and 1000 parasities eyes?. One can imagine the amount of infections people who defecate in the open voluntarily release into the communities which in turn come to harm others’’, he said.
“Style is what I am comfortable in. I dress simply and for the occasion. I don’t have any fashion fetish; there is nothing I cannot do without in life. For my pretty face, I don’t have any beauty routine. I love to look natural so when you see me without make-up you won’t be disappointed,” the actress said.
The Presidency, yesterday, gave an insight into why the Federal Government was slow at rescuing the over 200 Government Secondary School girls kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents in Chibok, Borno State, on April 14.
According to the Presidency, the present slow and steady method became imperative to avoid a repeat of the 2004 experience when 300 children were killed in an attempt by Russians to free hostages held by Chechens in the North Caucasus region of Russia.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
The Commissioner of Police, Kwara State, Mr Ambrose Aisabor, yesterday, paraded two suspects, among others, for dealing in human parts. The third person paraded was said to be an accomplice.
Speaking at the Police Headquarters along Ahmadu Bello Way, Ilorin, the commissioner told newsmen that the two suspects were arrested with human head, leg and hand in Tabira village, Okuta in Baruten Local Government Area of the state.
The appointees were expected to have been seated at 12 noon for the ceremony, which was billed for 1pm. The event however kicked off at 12:30pm after the Governor arrived the venue at 12:23pm, but only 18 would-be Permanent Secretaries were seated at the time.
The other two arrived during the ceremony but the governor refused to swear them in. All efforts and pleas made to the governor to swear them in fell on deaf ears, as the governor stood by his principle.
A statement released by the representative of the National Security and Defence Council Information Centre Andriy Lysenko, has said nine Nigerian students have been kidnapped in Ukraine but negotiations are under way to free the students taken captive by rebels in the eastern city of Luhansk.
Ukrainian news agencies say the suspected militants abducted the Nigerian students on Monday and have been holding them as prisoners at an occupied government security building, close to the Russian border.
OAP and media entrepreneur Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi brought out the stars for her 30th birthday on Friday July 18th. Gbemi, who's warming up to debut her eponymous TV show hosted a lavish dinner party, at Otres Restaurant, in Lagos, with guests including Tiwa Savage, Banky W, Chris Ubosi, Omawumi, Olisa Adibua, Toolz, Steve Babaeko, Chris Ihidero, Tosyn Bucknor and many others. See more pictures after the cut.
Daughter of billionaire businessman Alhaji Mohammed Indimi and the Chief Executive Officer & founder of Kauna Solutions ltd, Adama Indimi was on Tuesday spotted at D’banj’s mom’s birthday party which held at Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel.
Every of Mrs Oyebanjo’s children were there with their partners, including Dotun of Cool Fm who recently got married to D’banj’s younger sister, Taiwo. And Adama was there as D’banj’s date! Continue below…
Police gave the figure yesterday to be 40, with several others injured, but fresh reports this morning says 82 people were killed in the twin bomb blast. It will also be recalled that Gen. Buhari after escaping the bomb attack, says it was a clear assassination attempt on his life. May their souls rest in peace.
The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Lamido Sanusi, yesterday visited President Goodluck Jonathan for the first time, since he became the Emir of Kano.
Sanusi, was one of the northern traditional rulers, led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III to join the president at the Presidential Villa, for the breaking of Ramadan fast. More photos after the cut.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
“I was personally involved in a clearly targeted bomb attack today along Ali Akilu Road, Kawo – Kaduna about 2:30pm on my way to Daura.
The unfortunate event, clearly an assassination attempt, came from a fast moving vehicle that made many attempts to overtake my security car but was blocked by my escort vehicle. We reached the market area of Kawo where he took advantage of our slowing down and attempted to ram my car and instantly denoted the bomb which destroyed all the three cars in our convoy.
The SDP candidate in the forthcoming August 9, governorship election in Osun State, Mr. Olusegun Akinwusi, has warned politicians to stop distributing foodstuff and kerosene because it is against democratic culture. He also said citizens that know their worth knows that his party stands out and has the best chance of winning the election. Hear him;
“I have told people who do not have conscience to collect these things from them, but those who have conscience should reject them. Continue below...
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Seven police men who were jailed for negligence after robbers broke into the Anambra Government State House 13 days ago and carted away 11 brain boxes of Hilux Vehicles and also smashed some of the vehicles windscreens are still cooling off in police cell.
A civilian who was also said to have made a suspicious call around 2.am, 10 mins before the robbers arrived, has also been arrested and detained.
The Abia state police command has paraded a 27 year old undergraduate of Madonna University, Chijioke Ezebuiro, for allegedly killing his 87 year old father, Dr Emmanuel Ezebuiro.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, ASP Geoffrey Ogbonna, said that the student remains the prime suspect as he was the only person in the house at the time his father was murdered.
Update: The Defence Headquarters just released a statement now that, the crew member earlier declared missing when his body could not be located in the vicinity of the crash scene, has showed up at the military headquarters today in Maiduguri.
Two explosions have ripped through the city of Kaduna killing at least 40 people, the Police says. The first explosion was said to have targeted Islamic cleric, Dahiru Bauchi while the second one targeted senior opposition leader, Muhammadu Buhari.
Luckily both escaped unhurt. Several body parts and damaged vehicles are said to be scattered all over the busy Alkali road in the city. Pictures of Buhari's Jeep after the cut.