Saturday, October 1, 2016

Wife Of Dilly Motors Hosts Socialites To Exquisite Birthday Bash (Photos)

Wife of luxury car dealer, Fifi Umenyiora was a year older on the 28th of September, 2016 and the Empress hosted some of Lagos finest personalities to a lavish party with the help of her husband, Mr Dilly. She clocked 35. More photos below…

I Warned About Recession When Jonathan Govt Spent ‘Recklessly’ – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says he foresaw and warned about Nigeria’s current recession two years ago, but said he was ignored.

Mr. Obasanjo said he was concerned about recession when he saw how “recklessly” the Goodluck Jonathan administration spent the country’s resources.

The former president spoke on Saturday in an Independence Day message at a lecture organised by the Youth Fellowship of Owu Baptist Church, Abeokuta.

“Whoever that has lived to witness the celebration of today should thank God,” he said. “Things are not what they should be, but we should pray that next year will be better than this year. We thank God for those who are alive, we prayed for the souls of those who have laboured for these country and who have passed on to rest in perfect peace.”

Edo Governor-Elect Obaseki States His First Assignment

Mr. Godwin Obaseki, the Governor-elect of Edo State has stated what his first assignment in office would be. He made this known during an interactive session with journalists in Benin City. He said;

“My first assignment is to put together a team and get appropriation for next year because we have to hit the ground running.

“The focus will not change in terms of infrastructure and education. The added focus will be on job creation and empowerment. That is why I need to focus on the budget and ensure I get enough appropriation to emphasis the social aspects which I promised during my campaigns. We will continue to build roads and refurbish schools. What is important is how to get people to work.”

NSCDC Arrests Fake Army General In Niger

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Niger on Saturday said it had apprehended a suspected fake army General in Minna on Monday.

Commander Philip Ayuba, Commandant of NSCDC in the state made the disclosure while presenting the suspect before newsmen in Minna.

“The suspected fake army General you are seeing specialises in defrauding unemployed applicants by promising them job in either the military or paramilitary outfits in the country,’’ Ayuba said.

He said the suspect, Mohammed Usman alias General Ishiaku is 41 years old and from Katcha Local Government Area of the state.

UITH To Commence Kidney Transplant Soon

The Chief Medical Director of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Prof. Abdulwaheed Olatinwo yesterday said the hospital would soon commence renal transplant surgery procedure. The CMD stated this when he spoke to newsmen in Ilorin.

He said the hospital “is at an advanced stage of establishing a renal transplant department”, adding that the department would be ready soon.

Olatinwo, however, pointed out that the major challenge facing the hospital had been paucity of fund.
According to him, the hospital is paying N2 million monthly on electricity bill and N16 million monthly on diesel.

CBN Gov. Thanks Security Agencies, President Buhari On Speedy Release Of Wife

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Godwin Emefiele, has expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari and the security agencies for ensuring the release of his wife, Margaret, less than 24 hours after she was abducted by heavily armed men along Benin-Agbor road.

Margaret Emefiele was abducted on Thursday night alongside other people with her on Benin-Agbor road and was released Friday night after a massive police operation in the area. In a statement he issued in Abuja on Saturday, Emefiele said his wife was rescued on Friday night.

He praised security agencies for their “gallantry” in bringing her back home within 24 hours in compliance with the directive of President Buhari.

He however vowed to continue serving the country “without any fear of intimidation”.

Abdulsalami, Ekwueme, Others Join Buhari, Osinbajo For Nigeria’s 56th Independence Celebration (Photos)

Nigeria’s 56th independence celebration went down this afternoon in Abuja. Among those who joined the President and his Vice are, Senate President Bukola Saraki, ex-Military leader Abdulsalami Abubakar, Ex-vice president Alex Ekwueme amongst others. They all participated in the 56th Independence Anniversary Presidential Change of Guards Parade which held in Aso Rock to commemorate the independence day celebration.  More photos after the cut.

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 smithrise.com, 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.

Check Out Benson Okonkwo’s Independence Photos

You know Nigeria will be 56 tomorrow and ofcourse you also know it’s a tradition for some celebrities to release photos celebrating the great country. Now we have an early comer, Benson Okonkwo. See more photos below…

We really can’t wait to see what others will send tomorrow, abi dem don already dey vex say Nigeria never move forward? Lol, it is well.

House Suspension: Court To Hear Jibrin's Suit October 21

A Federal High Court in Abuja today fixed October 21 for hearing in a suit filed by Abdulmumin Jibrin, a former Chairman, Appropriation Committee, House of Representatives, ‎ challenging his suspension from the House.

It will be recalled that the Kano lawmaker was on Wednesday suspended by the House of Representatives for 180 legislative days.

This happened while the embattled legislator’s suit which he filed earlier on August 9, 2016, then seeking a court order to stop any plan by the lower legislative chamber to suspend him, was still pending before the court.

9 Herdsmen, 589 Street Workers Arrested, Charged To Court

The Abuja Environmental Protection Board, has arrested nine herdsmen and confiscated 25 cows and 51 sheep for illegal grazing in the Federal Capital Territory.

It stated that the herdsmen were penalised by the mobile court which imposed fines ranging from N3,000 to N7,000 on them.

The acting Director of the board, Mrs. Omolola Olanipekun, who disclosed this at a press briefing on Friday in Abuja, added that 589 street hawkers were also arrested and fined by the mobile court.

Responding to questions about the directive from the Chairman, Senate Committee on FCT, Senator Dino Melaye, that cattle found grazing in Abuja, should be slaughtered by the FCT Administration, Olanipekun said compliance with the directive may lead to violence.

Seyi Law & Wife Welcome Baby Girl

Wow! After losing their first child, Seyi Law and his wife have welcomed a baby girl. The bundle of joy arrived today and her happy dad announced her arrival. We are so happy for them. May the Lord keep the baby and her parents.

World Leaders Hail Legacies Of Shimon Peres

World leaders have hailed the vision of the late Israeli leader, Shimon Peres, as he was laid to rest days after his death at the age of 93.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described him as "a great man of the world", as he led the eulogies.

US President Barack Obama said the presence of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas at the funeral was a reminder of the "unfinished business of peace". Mr Abbas was among dozens of foreign dignitaries attending in Jerusalem. Continue...

Independence: What America Said To Nigeria

The United States of America has congratulated Nigeria as it marks its 56th Independence Anniversary tomorrow, October 1st. According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the US message was conveyed on behalf of President Barack Obama and the American people by the US Secretary of State, John Kerry. It reads;

“On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I congratulate the citizens of Nigeria as you celebrate your Independence Day on October 1.

I recently returned from my third trip to Nigeria as Secretary, and I came away with a strong sense of the nation’s resolve to build a better future. During my trip, I was reminded that many Nigerians are engaged in bringing people together across the divides of culture, religious practices, and ethnicity.

SEE How Eniola Badmus Has Been Disturbing London

She can be big, but she sure knows how to carry herself and even make the slim ones jealous. One more photo below.

Wife Of CBN Governor, Emefiele Reportedly Kidnapped

SaharaReporters has learned that a group of heavily armed kidnappers yesterday abducted Margaret Emefiele, the wife of Nigeria’s Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele.

A source close to Mr. Emefiele told them that Mrs. Emefiele was kidnapped along the Benin-Agbor Road. Their source disclosed that the kidnappers have made contact with their victim’s husband, adding that they were demanding a huge sum in ransom.

Mrs. Emefiele’s kidnap represents one of the most high-profile kidnap cases in 2016. Their efforts to reach the CBN governor was however unsuccessful.

Photo: Ooni Makes Tuface Peace Ambassador As Singer Says His Humility Is Next To None

Tuface Idibia has also joined the team of people saying OOni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi’s humility is next to none and he is such a kind hearted man. The singer who we believe was named ambassador for peace by the Oba (as announced on his record label page) shared the photo above on his IG with the words;

Wowwwww! I must say I've never been blown away in the presence of somebody like this. HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY The oòni of IFE. Such an intelligent and charming human being plus over handsome. Thank u so much for the honour. ONE NIGERIA. VIOLENCE FREE WORLD VFW. NMVA.

Why Do The Adekolas Go For Born Again Looking Women

They are fine guys, most men in their family are handsome so it’s safe to say they took it from their dad. But one thing many Nigerians can’t stop talking about his their choice of WOMEN! Now note this, these guys love life, they have fun and what have you, but when it comes to their life partners, they chill and take a break and go for a homely girl. Now take a look at the first photo, that’s the popular actor and his wife. The second photo is that of his younger brother who got married this week.  See any similarities?

N.B so many ladies have come out to say they have had one or two things to do with Odunlade Adekola (even though people have said he hardly cheats), but his wife has always stood by him, saying she remains with her man. Now back to the gist again, is there anything ladies need to learn? Is marriage more than bleaching, makeup and all dem sexy clothes? Over to you guys…