Saturday, July 16, 2016

Instead Of Blowing Up Facilities, Avengers Threatened To Target ExxonMobil’s Workers

The row between Niger Delta Avengers, NDA and ExxonMobil over alleged bombing, last Monday, of the company’s Que Iboe 48-inch Crude Oil Export Pipeline degenerated weekend, as the militant group threatened to target the company’s workers instead of blowing up its facilities.

NDA also renewed its warning to oil companies operating in the region not to repair any of its facilities blown up by the militants or face dire consequences for disobedience.

Avengers, ExxonMobil row started on Tuesday, about 24 hours after the militant group claimed to have bombed the company’s 48-inch crude export line in Akwa Ibom state when the company’s spokesperson, Todd Spitler, July 12, said: “There was no attack on our facilities.”

Bimbo Thomas Welcomes Baby Boy

Big thick and bold Nollywood actress, Bimbo Thomas is now a mom. The actress who has been in the US in the last few months just to welcome her son, finally delivered him today, June 16th, 2016 at around 2om, American time. Mother and son are said to be doing great. We are so happy for her.

RCCG Pays N1.5m For Slain Abuja Preacher's Post Mortem

Brother to murdered RCCG Deaconess, Mrs Eunice Elisha, who recently staged a protest in Ibadan over her death has revealed that The Redeemed Christian Church of God paid N1.5m for her postmortem examination. He shared the news on his Facebook page. May the soul of Mrs Elisha keep resting in peace. Amen.

First Win For Mourinho: Manchester Wins Wigan 2-0

Man Utd enjoyed a promising start to pre season with a comfortable victory over Wigan in Jose Mourinho's first game in charge.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho praised the club's 'amazing fans' after his side enjoyed a comfortable win over Wigan Athletic. The Portuguese boss posted a picture of himself on Instagram with two Portuguese cakes on the bus after the match.

The United squad also seemed to be happy following the game and took to Twitter and Instagram to express their delight.

Photo: Ghana’s Vice-President Also Promotes Made In Ghana Products

The Vice-President posted a photo of himself in a made in Ghana SUV as he made his way to the Elwak stadium for the Elwak Keep Fit Club health walk today.
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Photos: Dino Melaye Takes A Step Forward, Dares The Tinubus

OMG, Dino Melaye is in Lagos and boldly went to bourdillon street where the Tinubus reside. He didn’t only just get down from his car to stroll, he also posted photos online and said ‘Dino on bourdillon street in Lagos now, walking down the street. Waiting for noise makers. Eyin da?’

He also posted another photo with the caption ‘Agba Akin no dey fear’

Another photo also says ‘Announcement: I dey Lagos ooo,those wey say make I no enter Eko. Will drive round lagos in an open roof’.

See the tweets and more photos below. Coming from a Senator? This is so unbelievable.

Photos: Rhythm FM OAP, Omalicha Weds

On-Air personality, Anita Ifeoma Isedeh aka Omalicha is married. She tied the knot today with her longtime beau, Alex Hughes also known as Djx_el. We wish the couple all the best. See more photos below from the ceremony below...

Gold, Life Size Photos... The Breathtaking Venue Of Folorunso Alakija’s 65th Birthday Party

Billionaire Folorunso Alakija is celebrating her 65th birthday today and here are photos from the decorated venue before guests started arriving. They feature beautiful flowers, life size photos, and the venue was decorated with gold and blue which is the colour of the day. More photos below...

Kylie Jenner Flaunts Rumoured Engagement Ring As She Steps Out

The 18-year-old reality star donned a nightwear theme jumpsuit as she headed out for dinner in West Hollywood with her gal pals flaunting her rumoured engagement ring.

Hard Work Pays! Pitbull Receives Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Pitbull was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday and said the honor was proof that hard work pays off.

'To be up here, it just goes to show what happens when you focus, when you work hard, when you believe in yourself, when you go against all odds,' the 35-year-old said as he received the 2,584th star at the ceremony.

He said his drive to succeed was never about money but 'about coming from nothing to something.'

Nigeria: Men Who Specialize In Gang Raping, Filming Teenagers To Upload Online Nabbed By Police

Three men, Samuel Akpan, 34, Shola Owolabi, 28 and Michael Lanre, 21, have been arrested by the police in Lagos for alleged gang raping of a 17-year-old girl and uploading the video online.

The suspects who specialized in the act, usually gang rape, film the young girls in the act and upload it to embarrass the victims.

Although the suspects upon their arrest said it was out of mutual understanding, the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, who paraded the suspects on Friday before newsmen at the Command Headquarters, said the men were fond of the act.

Owoseni said when the matter was reported at Ipaja, Ayobo Police Division, the policemen swung into action and arrested the culprits, adding that the suspects also confessed to the crime during interrogation.

I Didn’t Know I Was Wanted By The Police - Robbery Suspect

A 25-year-old armed robbery suspect, Alidu Shola, who was arrested by the police has expressed surprise that the police arrested him for stealing a tricycle without being caught in the act. In his confession, Shola said:

“I am a driver by profession. I came from Osun State. I was arrested in my area where I used to rest after my daytime job. I did not expect the police as my visitor. I was enjoying my drink when the police came. See, I really stole the motorcycle but it was a long time ago. I carried the Keke (tricycle) to where I later sold it to one Aboki N60, 000 and used the money to feed.

“It was through information that the police came after me. Even the Aboki who bought the tricycle has travelled back to the north and I cannot trace him. Continue...

Pakistan Social Media Celebrity Strangled To Death By Brother

Yet another disgusting honour killing. Pakistani social media celebrity, Qandeel Baloch has been killed by her own brother in an apparent 'honour killing' in the province of Punjab, police say.

Ms Baloch, 26, recently caused controversy by posting controversial pictures of herself on social media, including one alongside a Muslim cleric. Police say she was strangled to death. Cases of women being killed for 'dishonouring' their family are commonplace in Pakistan.

Qandeel Baloch became a household name for posting bold, sometimes raunchy, photographs, video and comments.

Ms Baloch's parents told The Express Tribune that she was strangled to death on Friday night following an argument with her brother.

Dakore Akande Puts Her Bod On Display By A Pool Side

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Amber Rose Claims Pregnant Blac Chyna Is Constantly In The Mood For S3x

The blonde model and designer was discussing intercourse during pregnancy on her VH1 talk series The Amber Rose Show on Friday night.

'You know who's like that, she might get mad at me, Blac Chyna. She said she's horny all the time,' laughed Rose, 32. Rose, who has a three-year-old son, Sebastian, with her ex-husband Wiz Khalifa, revealed she was just the opposite when expecting.

'When I was pregnant, it was just like, "Fine." I would act like I was into it, but I was like, "Please just hurry up,"' she recalled.

'He loved my body, he loved it,' added the model, who divorced from the rapper earlier this year.

'I was nine months and he was like, "The baby's kinda big now. It's a little weird. I feel like I'm gonna hit my son in the head,' she said.

Samuel Eto's Charity Match In Turkey Unlikely To Hold After Attempted Coup

A charity match in Turkey organised by legendary former Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o has been impacted by an attempted coup in the country.

It has been announced that superstars including Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta are not in Antalya as planned for the game on Saturday night while the participation of coach Diego Maradona and Neymar is also in major doubt. Many of the players who had agreed to take part would have needed to fly to the south of Turkey via Istanbul, the country's largest city that was badly shaken in the early hours of Friday when a section of the military tried to take over Government leading to 90 deaths and a thousand wounded.

A number of famous football figures are already in Antalya to support Eto'o including Carles Puyol, Deco, former England manager Fabio Capello and Nigeria's Kanu Nwankwo. Although the tourist resort is 400 miles to the south of Istanbul, security at hotels has been tightened up considerably to help protect the stars.

The match is currently still scheduled to take place this evening.

Nigerian Girl Slams Dailymail UK For Saying She Died During The Nice Attack

A Nigerian, Adamara Ajuzie has slammed Dailymail UK for using her photos among those that died during the Nice attack in France. Adamara says her covenant with God is that she will live up to 100 years and begged the website to stop wishing her death. What a mistake. Her words below...

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Attack In Nice

ISIS has claimed responsibility for Thursday's deadly truck attack in Nice, France, according to a statement released this morning by the group's media outlet.

Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a 31-year-old Tunisian citizen and resident of Nice who worked as a delivery man, drove a truck into a crowd during Bastille Day celebrations, killing at least 84 people and injuring 202 others. Four children remain in critical condition.

The Aamaq news agency on Saturday cited a "security source" as saying the attacker - it did not name Bouhlel "carried out the operation in response to calls to target the citizens of coalition countries fighting the Islamic State." The group also described the attacker as a "soldier" of the organization. What a sad thing to claim.

Photos: Woman Forced Into Prostitution By Traffickers As A Teen Finally Weds

Carmen was forced into prostitution at 14 by human traffickers from Mexico’s notorious town of pimps. She appeared in Brooklyn Federal Court during her tormentors’ sentencing in 2014.

She described how she had been subjected to brutal beatings, sexual abuse, indignities, and wishing that she was dead.

Judge Pamela Chen, who prosecuted the human traffickers in federal court, presided over the wedding of Carmen to her husband Luis, praising her “indomitable will to thrive and be happy.”

Grandma Accidentally Killed By Daughter With A Gun Her Grandchild Brought Home

A Florida grandmother, Carolyn Wright, 52, was fatally shot by her daughter early Friday with a gun her grandchild brought home, police said.

A teen who lives at the Town 'n' Country house where four generations of the family resided came home with the gun. The teen’s mother, identified by the Tampa Bay Times as 33-year-old Jessica Wright, found the gun and took it away.

She took the bullets out of the weapon and thought she had emptied out all the ammo, officials in the sheriff’s office said. Yet the gun still had one round in the chamber, and the younger Wright accidentally fired it and hit her mother in the upper body. An emergency crew who rushed to the Pinehurst Circle home just after midnight Friday pronounced Carolyn Wright dead.

Investigators said one of the teens living in the home panicked after the shooting and threw the gun into a storm drain down the street. Deputies later recovered the weapon. They are now working on how the teen found the gun in the first place.

Obama Slams Proposal To Test American Muslims For Allegiance To Sharia Law

President Barack Obama has slammed the former House Speaker Newt Gingrich for suggesting that America should deport Muslims who profess a belief in Islamic Sharia law, telling a gathering of diplomats in Washington that the idea is 'repugnant.'

Gingrich, who was at the time vying for Donald Trump's running-mate slot, said Thursday on Sean Hannity's Fox News Channel program that 'we should frankly test every person here who is of a Muslim background, and if they believe in Sharia, they should be deported.'

Barack Obama used Thursday's deadly terror attack in southern France as a springboard to push back, without naming Gingrich, who lost the Republican vice-presidential nod to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence a few hours earlier.

Heartbreaking Photos From Alton Sterling's Funeral As He's Laid To Rest


Alton Sterling, 37, who was shot dead by two white police officers who pinned him down outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge where he was selling CDs has been laid to rest.

Many of Alton Sterling's grief-stricken relatives broke down in tears as mourners walked past his open casket to pay their respects at his funeral in Louisiana.

His son Cameron Sterling, 15, was consoled by Reverand Jesse Jackson after the funeral, as tears streamed down his face. The younger Sterling wore a tie bearing his father's image with the words 'when will it end?'

Leonardo Dicaprio, Confirms Relationship With Dutch Model

Rumours have been rife for weeks that they were an item. And Leonardo DiCaprio, 41, has now confirmed speculation he's romancing Nina Agdal, 24, once and for all as the pair put on a very steamy display during a romantic day at the beach in Malibu yesterday.

The Hollywood actor couldn't keep his hands off the gorgeous Dutch model as the genetically-blessed couple frolicked in the water and canoodled on the sand.

He was later seen relaxing in the shallows with new flame Nina, looking the picture of happiness as the blonde bombshell wrapped her arms around his neck.

FFK & Fiancée Cuddle Up After His Release

The mother of one who was so excited to have her man back at home, posted the photo with the caption;

‘Guess who is home😜😜😜😜😜 God is faithful and gracious . A huge thank you to everyone that prayed for and with me during these trying time. Only God can pay back
your every kindness ... #grateful #happywoman

Dasuki: EFCC Grills Okupe, As He Presents Heart Disease Related Ailment

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has been grilling a former Senior Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, for the last one week for allegedly receiving N85m from embattled former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), Punch reports.

The EFCC, however, did not detain him but afforded him the privilege of coming from home due to a heart condition Okupe reportedly suffers.

Apart from allegedly receiving money from Dasuki, the former presidential aide is also accused of receiving dubious contracts to the tune of N76m from a local council in Niger State.

Turkey: 90 Now Dead, 1500 Arrested In Attempted Coup

The death toll from the overnight attempted military coup has now risen to 90. As more than 1,500 military personnel have been arrested by authorities.

Turkey’s intelligence agency headquarters were attacked by military helicopters and heavy machine gun fire, wounding at least three people.

The head of the agency, Hakan Fidan, was at a secure location throughout the events and was in constant contact with President Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, the source said.

President Tayyip Erdogan now claims the attempted coup is over after he urged supporters to take to the streets. But tensions in the country remain high.

Wizkid’s Die-Hard Fan Comes For Toyin Lawani’s Boo After He Crushed On Kylie Jenner

There was drama yesterday night on Toyin Lawani’ boo’s IG page, lordtrigg. He first posted a photo of Kylie Jenner crushing on her, then later posted another one saying YOUNGGIRLSROCK. A follower then replied him saying, was he just waking up? And didn’t he know there was nothing compared to young girls who have fresh blood? The drama later became messy when another follower replied.

Btw, we later found out the girl is a die-hard Wizkid’s fan. She practically dedicated her page to him and talk about how they would get married etc. Tagging him and talking about love to him. In one post she wrote; I want three husbands, Wizkid Wizkid, Wizkid.... We almost forgot such people still exist tho. Wizkid is a champion, lol. The drama below...

Indonesian Wife Discovers Her Husband Is A Woman After Refusing To Consummate Their Marriage

An Indonesian woman who allegedly posed as a man in order to get married was arrested after the shocked wife discovered the deception, police said Friday.

Suwarti, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, was detained Thursday after the wife alerted authorities, several months after the pair tied the knot in a ceremony on Java island. The wife, Heniyati, became suspicious when her 'husband' refused to consummate the marriage.

Suwarti has admitted to the deception and could face up to seven years in prison for falsifying her identity, according to local chief detective Muhamad Kariri. She falsified all the documents for the marriage... My family and I were deceived. We feel so embarrassed,' Heniyati, 25, told the Jakarta Post newspaper.

Police said they were still investigating the reason for Suwarti's deception.

Man Who Shot To Fame After Buying A Gold Shirt In 2012 Beaten To Death In Indian

A 47-year-old businessman from Pune, Dattatray Phuge, who shot to fame after buying a ‘gold shirt’ in 2012, was allegedly plunged to death by a gang of 12 people in front of his son in Dighi area, Thursday night killing him on the spot police said.

Fondly known as Datta, he used to run the Vakratunda Chit Fund company in Bhosari, and had become the talk of the town after he presented himself a ‘gold shirt..

Police suspect that some dispute over a money transaction could be the reason behind the murder.

It’s My Destiny To Rob – Arrested Herdsman

The Oyo State Police Command has arrested a herdsman for robbery, Umoru and Umoru Sanda were accused of attacking Kehinde Rafiu along Igangan/Iganna road, via Iwere Ile in Oke-Ogun area of Oyo State, beating him with a shepherd club and machete before robbing him of his motorcycle.

While parading the suspects,Commissioner of Police in the state, Leye Oyebade, said the victim later died in a hospital because of the fatality of his injury.

Umoru, 20, said his accomplice, Sanda, first attacked the deceased with machete before he (Umoru) used the club to beat him to a state of coma because he put up a fight with them.

Police Arrest 3 Kidnappers In Kogi State, Rescue Victims

The Nigeria Police have arrested three members of a notorious gang involved in kidnapping people in various parts of Kogi State. A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Don Awunah, said the suspects were arrested at Egume and Anyimgba Towns in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State.

The statement said the suspects were arrested following a clash between operatives of the Intelligence Response Team of the Force and members of the gang. It stated that the operatives were led to the hide-out of the gang members by a leader of the gang, who identified himself as Ibrahim Nasarawa.
Mr. Nasarawa was said to have led the police officers to the place where a man identified as Edward Abutu Amedu was held captive.

Mystery As Lover Allegedly Kills 27-Year Old Lady & Family Wants It Silenced

She was supposed to go to her parents’ house at Oshodi on that fateful Friday like she usually did every weekend after closing from work as a secondary school teacher at Abule Oko, a community in Ogun State.

But this day — June 23, 2016 — turned out to be different for both her and her family.

After waiting till Friday night and still didn’t hear anything from her daughter, with her two mobile phone lines switched off, her father was troubled and had to come looking for her.

 There and then he got one of the most shocking moments any parent could ever witness.

EFCC Also Grills Shalewa, Obanikoro’s Daughter

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday grilled Shalewa Obanikoro, the daughter of a former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, over a transaction of N800m she allegedly made.

Investigators told Punch that Shalewa was grilled at the Lagos office of the EFCC for several hours alongside her mother, Moroophat.

An impeccable source at the anti-graft agency said as part of investigations into the N4.7bn allegedly paid into the company account of Obanikoro’s sons – Babajide and Gbolahan – by the Office of the National Security Adviser, the commission started investigating some other members of the family.

How Militants Have Allegedly Taken Over Ikorodu Communities… The Sad Tale

Pm News reports; Many residents of the communities in Ikorodu in Lagos State have fled their homes for fear of being attacked by militants who have taken over the area.

The fleeing residents revealed on Friday in Lagos that life had become unbearable for them following the activities of the group.

According to them, the militants have laid siege on the community for consecutive two weeks, robbing, vandalising, kidnapping, raping and maiming their victims.

They also steal domestic animals and raw food stuffs. Continue....

Again Fire Guts Kano GSM Market, 44 Shops, Millions Of Naira Gone Down

Fire has razed down no fewer than 44 shops at the popular Farm Centre GSM market in Kano metropolis on Friday. An Eyewitness and one of the shop owners said the incident happened around 5.30pm when most of traders had closed for business.

According to the witness, the fire which destroyed phones and other valuables worth millions of Naira, was said to have been caused by a spark from a converter supplying power to some of the shops.

The source said though no life was lost, but no fewer than 44 shops were destroyed by the inferno. This is the second time the market was gutted by fire in the last eight months.


EFCC Acting Chairman, Magu In A Very Rare Photo

Hardly will you see a photo of him like this. The acting chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu was photographed when he went to visit the outgoing United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr James Entwistle at his office to bid him farewell.

Trouble In Turkey As Army Group Announces Takeover On TV

An army group in Turkey says it has taken over the country, with soldiers at strategic points in Istanbul and jets flying low in the capital, Ankara.

A statement read on TV said a "peace council" now ran the country and there was a curfew and martial law.

But PM Binali Yildirim said the situation was largely under control and a no-fly zone was declared
over Ankara.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would overcome what he called an uprising by a minority.
In the last few minutes, Mr Erdogan's plane has landed at Istanbul airport, government sources say.

Fani Kayode Released After 67 Days In Detention (Photo)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC yesterday finally released the former spokesperson of ex- President Goodluck Jonathan, Chief Femi Fani- Kayode. Fani-Kayode who has been in detention since May 9, 2016, regained freedom yesterday, Friday, July 15, 2016, after he met his bail conditions.

Fani took to twitter to post the photo above saying; Back with my boy.....thanks be to God.

In another tweet, he wrote; Free last: thanks be to God. 67 days in detention but still standing strong. The struggle continues. Thanks for the prayers and support.

He also released a short statement, shortly after he was freed. Find it below...

Obanikoro Speaks On Wife’s Arrest, Says Don’t Drag Her Into This... She Has HBP & Heart Related Diseases

Former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, has reacted to Thursday’s arrest of his wife, Alhaja Moroophat, by officials of the Department of State Security Service, and condemned in its totality the different versions of the agency’s narratives as published by some media houses.
He said: “We are saddened by the fact that the media was awash with false and conflicting information about the invitation of Senator Obanikoro’s wife. Ordinarily, we considered ignoring these concocted lies but for the sake of the discerning and right thinking public, hence the need to straighten matters.

“First, Alhaja Moroophat has always been in the country managing her businesses as against the lies that she sneaked in last week from the United States. Second, No documents were found in her possession and the lies that she was arrested while trying to evacuate documents were a fabrication and can only survive in their warped and distorted minds. It should also be noted that the officials only came to invite her for questioning and as against the phrase that she was whisked away; her driver actually drove her in her own car to the office of the DSS. Please continue....

Fathia Balogun Calls The Attention Of Her Fans To Her Fake Social Media Pages

Nollywood actress Faithia Balogun has cried out to her fans to be wary of imposters using her brand to extort unsuspecting victims in a recent post.

The actress who was recently added to the list of 2016 most influential Deltans took to her Instagram page to inform her fans about the complaints she had been receiving from victims and announced her official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

In an attempt to prevent future occurrence, Faithia posted a screenshot of her official Facebook page with the caption below;

My dear fans, I've received complaints countless times concerning impersonators and scammers using my name and brand to extort unsuspecting individuals on social media platforms. This has been going on for a long time and I'm using this medium to appeal to you; there is only one authentic Facebook account operated by me - the picture is above and that is 'Faithia Balogun' (www.facebook.com/OfficialFaithiaBalogun), which I opened recently. I apologize to my fans who have been duped by these scoundrels. I love you all and don't want any of you to fall victim anymore. You can also follow my official Instagram; @FaithiaWilliamsBalogun, my Twitter; @FaithiaWBalogun. Love always.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Monalisa Chinda & Her Mini-Me Take New Photos

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Photo: Truck Kills Woman In Anambra

A woman was today crushed to death by a truck near a timber market in Nnewi, Anambra State.

The woman believed to be waiting for the market to open for business as she got there early hours of the morning was crushed to death when a truck carrying timber, slipped off a dirt road and fell. Unfortunately, the truck fell on her and she died instantly.

A witness at the scene however said the truck fell because of the terrible state of the road. May her soul rest in peace.

Photos: Paul Okoye Gives Back To The Society

While his twin brother, Peter Okoye is faraway in Turkey where he had gone to support Samuel Eto, Paul Okoye remains here and he is giving back to the society. Paul visited the Hearts of Gold Children Hospice, Surulere, Lagos today where he donated food stuffs among other things to the orphanage. He also christened a baby on his visit. See more photos below...

Photo: Dolapo Osinbajo Marked Her Birthday With A Book Reading & Tea With Friends This Morning

The Vice-President’s wife who is a year older today celebrated her special day this morning with a book reading and tea with friends and family at their VGC home. The Vice President was also present. God bless her more!