Saturday, June 3, 2017

Sad! Venezuelans Protest Food Shortage

Banging empty pots and brandishing signs saying "only the government is growing fatter," Venezuelan activists in Caracas on Saturday protested food shortages in the crisis-stricken country.

The march by a few hundred people, quickly halted by security officials firing tear gas, built on two months of near-daily demonstrations against leftist President Nicolas Maduro, who critics say has plunged oil-rich Venezuela into its worst economic crisis in history.

Protesters are demanding early presidential elections, freedom for jailed activists, and humanitarian aid to allow in scarce medicines and food.

Currency controls that crimp imports, as well as ailing local farms, have left many supermarket shelves empty.

Another Suspected Terrorist Attack Hits London

Armed police have swooped on London Bridge after a car ploughed into dozens of people TONIGHT! People at the scene have claimed the incident is a "terrorist attack".

People were seen fleeing the area and running away from the bridge in tears. Twitter users have also suggested seeing bodies at the scene.

The bridge has now being closed by the Police who were fast to report at the scene.

Emergency helicopters, ambulances and police cars have also been spotted. #PrayForLondon

Helen Paul Produces Movie, Aiye O Gbofe

The comedian and actress will have her movie, Aiye O Gbofe out on Monday, 5th of June and her colleagues have been helping her promote it. One of the top acts she dragged to set is Segun Arinze and the thriller… well is a good one. Something to tell you it’s a must watch!

Suspended Nigerian Judges Recalled; Three Others Placed On Watch List

The National Judicial Council has recalled a Federal High Court judge, Adeniyi Ademola, who was suspended alongside seven other judges following allegations of corruption brought against them by the federal government.

In a statement Saturday, the council said Mr. Ademola was recalled alongside five other judges.

Mr. Ademola and seven other judges were suspended in November 2016 after a raid on their homes by the State Security Service.

Three of the affected judges were charged to court, but only Mr. Ademola’s case has so far been concluded. The judge was acquitted of corruption charges.

Recovering Mercy Aigbe Steps Out For A Wedding..

The mom of two who is gradually getting her life back, after she was battered by her husband, whom she is now separated from, is back in the country and stepped out in this stylish dress to a wedding today. You like?

Kcee Part Ways With Soso Soberekon, Gets New Manager

Kcee has parted ways with his longtime manager, Soso Soberekon. The singer announced this on social media today.

He says henceforth everything that concerns him and other five star singers should be directed to his new manager, Dike Chidozie. He said;

'To my fans and clients,

Five Star Music unveils new expansion and growth plans.

As the label continues to grow, it is also important to grow our man power, skills and improve on our strategy and client relations. In view of this, the label has officially appointed a new manager. Henceforth, all bookings and activities relating to Five star music should be directed to Mr Dike Chidozie (+2348160056414).

Aww Lepacious Bose Wows In RED

When you work so hard to get a desired body, biko you flaunt it! She has worked TOO HARD not to show this off. See two more short photos below and ofcus a full length too. You go Bose!!! Fire!

Photos: ‘Pregnant Woman’ Caught With 3kg Of Cocaine

A young woman in Brazil probably thought she’d come up with a foolproof way of smuggling drugs when she masqueraded as a mum-to-be.

Police wouldn’t search a pregnant woman, right? Wrong.

A footage shows, this 24-year-old brunette created an elaborate fake bump, which was stuck to her stomach with lengths of tape and then covered with clothes.

Inside the “belly” was 3kg of cocaine.

Aww Dencia Still Battling Pains Of Menstruation

The very upset lady took to snap chat to vent her anger.

FREE Dammy Krane, Davido Reacts To Arrest Of Pal

The singer took to snapchat this afternoon to ask that his signee and pal be released. Recall that internet went wild yesterday when news got to the country that Dammy Krane had been arrested and detained on fraud charges. Many of you didn’t believe the story. Was it a publicity stunt? Many asked, coupled with tweets filtering from his twitter page that it could all make it a rumour.

Davido whose hypeman had earlier said ‘we all are scammers’ has now come out to ask that the singer be freed. Now, if Davido who signed on Dammy Krane can call for his release, we hope you all believe this is real. It’s no dream, no rumour!

Dad Who Took Daughter Out Of School To Attend His Wedding Is Charged

A dad who took his children out of school to attend his wedding to their stepmother in Greece has been taken to court for failing to pay a fine for one of his daughters.

Dean Dixon, 36, travelled to Rhodes in September to tie the knot with his wife Ashley, 31. He applied for time off for his three children so they could attend the special occasion and see their dad get married.

His son was best man and his daughters were bridesmaids. Dean was given permission to take his two youngest children, 10-year-old Keira and Freddie, 7, out of Lent Rise Primary School in Slough, Berkshire.

But Cox Green Secondary in Maidenhead, the school attended by his eldest child, 12-year-old Katie - refused to let her have the time off.

Cannabis Cures Schoolgirl Of Crippling Seizures

A little girl who suffered from a rare condition causing such debilitating and dangerous seizures she was put into a coma has been cured by cannabis.

Annalise Lujan, 12, was taking part in a gymnastics class when she began vomiting and lost all feeling in her legs.

She suffered a severe seizure and was rushed to hospital where paramedics put her in a medically induced coma to stop any further damage being caused to her brain.

The youngster was flown to a specialist unit at Phoenix Children’s Hospital where she was diagnosed with febrile infection-related epilepsy syndrome (FIRES), an incredibly rare condition affecting just one in a million children.

Charles Taylor Ex-Wife Appears In Court To Deny Charges Of Rape

The ex-wife of convicted Liberian president Charles Taylor denied committing 'allegations of rape and torture', a court has heard.

Agnes Reeves-Taylor, 51, is alleged to have condoned rape and torture amounting to 'extremely grave war crimes', Westminster Magistrates Court heard.

During the Liberian Civil War Reeves-Taylor is said to have allowed the torture of seven women in Gbarnga, Liberia, at the HQ of Taylor's National Patriotic Front. It is alleged the crimes were committed between December 23 1989 and January 1 1991.

She appeared at court supported by her brother to face four torture charges, but only spoke to confirm her name and address.

Two Journalists Attacked By Thugs In Abakaliki

Two journalists, Mr Charles Otu of the Guardian newspapers and Mr Samuel Nweze, Publisher of the People’s Leader, have been attacked in Abakaliki, Ebonyi.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Jude Madu, confirmed the two incidents and said that the police have launched investigation to unravel the motive behind the attacks.

“The reports of the attacks on two journalists are before the police and we have launched investigation to unravel the motive behind the attacks and identities of those involved”, Madu said.

NUPENG Vows To Resist Proposed N5 Petrol Levy

The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has criticised the proposed N5 petrol levy by the Senate, describing it as a huge joke.

Alhaji Tokunbo Korodo, the South-West Chairman of NUPENG, said in Lagos on Saturday that the proposal was ill-timed and also smacked of insensitivity to the current economic hardships facing Nigerians.

He wondered how the nation’s Upper Chamber could think of another fuel price increase when Nigerians were “striving to cope with the current harsh economic realities”. “How can the Senate propose such a bill at this particular period when poor Nigerians can hardly feed themselves?

5 Suspects Arrested For Killing Pregnant Woman

The Commissioner of Police in Adamawa, Mr Moses Jitoboh, has confirmed the arrest of five suspects for beating a pregnant woman to death for alleged witchcraft.

Jitoboh told newsmen in Yola  that the 32 year old woman, Ayina Afraimu of Falu village in Guyuk Local Government Area of the state was killed by the suspects who used sticks and rope.

“She was attacked with sticks, rope and killed by five suspects on allegation that the deceased was a witch, who was responsible for the deaths and sickness of persons in the town of Falu.

“Suspects who committed this nefarious offence are: Abraham Adamu, 18, Malachi Yilafane, 35, Thomas Aji, 54, Zakariya Chorum, 56 and Miss Newana Ilihal, 20”, Jitoboh said.

Special ED Defends Dammy Krane, Says ‘We Are All Scammers’

Davido’s hypeman, Special Spesh has defended Dammy Krane saying everyone is a scammer. Below is what he tweeted.
Hmmm...

Juliet Okoroafor Releases New Photos

Beauty Queen and Nollywood Diva, Juliet Okoroafor has released new photos to mark her birthday, which is today, June 3rd 2017.

See two more photos below…

Apparently, Tap Jets Exposed Dammy Krane

Tap Jet has come out on twitter to say they were the ones that exposed Dammy Krane to the police after trying to book Tap Jet flights using stolen credit card numbers.  Above is what they tweeted. Nawa o.

Naked Man Plunges From Hotel Balcony Following Boozy Session With ‘Ladyboy’ Hooker

A naked British tourist plunged from a hotel balcony following a boozy session with a 'ladyboy' hooker. The middle-aged man in his 40s was pictured covered in blood after he mysteriously fell from the balcony at around 5am this morning.

He had spent the night with transsexual prostitute Sittipong Maneekat, 35, who said they had a "good time" after taking food and alcohol back to the third floor room in Pattaya, Thailand.

But at 5am this morning the man fell after he went for a cigarette outside. Onlookers covered him with a small towel and gave him a pair of shorts as rescue workers bandaged his head. An ambulance rushed the man to Banglamung Hospital where he is now recovering.

Dynamic Women Association... Our Visit To Agbor Prisons [Photos]

The Dynamic Women Association have paid a courtesy visit to Agbor Prisons in Delta State. They say it's part of their core values in the DWA.

We came announced so we were granted access. The prison cells were filled with several inmates serving different jail terms.

It was a sorrowful experience as we beheld able bodied men and women locked behind bars, Some with life sentences. Can’t forget a lady I saw crying on seeing us, she kept pleading for mercy, saying she doesn't want to die in prison. I felt sober hearing her stories, i was helpless to her and speechless too.

Musiliu Obanikoro Loses Mom

Musiliu Obanikoro’s mom, Wasilat Obanikoro is dead. She was said to have been ill for a few weeks before passing on at her residence in Isale-Eko, Lagos.

She will be buried today at Ikoyi Cemetery. Lagos at 3:00pm in accordance with the dictates of Islam, which she practised until her demise, her son said. She was 95.

15-Year Old Mafia’s Son Guns Down Best Pal For Liking The Photo Of His GF On Facebook

The son of a mafia boss' is facing life in jail for gunning down his best pal who simply 'liked' a Facebook picture of his girlfriend.

Victim Francesco Prestia, 19, was left dead in an olive field in Mileto, Italy, with three bullets in his chest. His killer has been named in Italian media as 15-year-old Alex Pititto, the son of 'Ndrangheta mafia boss Salvatore Pititto, known as 'El Tio', or the Uncle.

Pititto saw the Facebook 'like' as a "lack of respect".

He is reported to have turned himself into police and led them to the olive grove where he had left his friend's body.

Orlando Bloom Proudly Rocks Adorable T-shirt Designed By His Six-Year-Old Son

Celebrities constantly try to outdo each other by showing off their couture wardrobes from the high fashion houses.

But Orlando Bloom outdid them all on Friday wearing a designer who works exclusively for him, and him alone.

The proud dad was spotted in Brentwood rocking a T-shirt created by his six-year-old son Flynn yesterday. The artist adorably signed his creation in different colored letters, adorning it with a loveheart. Full picture below;

Rachel McCord Almost Bares All In A Very Daring Embellished Jacket

She is the younger sister of 90210 star AnnaLynne McCord and has become known for her risque looks.

And Rachel McCord bared almost everything in a glittering open jacket and sequinned micro-bandeau at the premiere of All About The Money on Friday.

The model, 27, showed a hint of nipple as she covered her modesty with a thin band of black sequinned fabric at the Hollywood screening.See two more photos below;

Kris Jenner Wears See-Through Lace Top & Bra For Dinner Outing With Jada Pinkett Smith

She's posed for racy shoots, as seen in past episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. And yesterday, Kris Jenner flaunted her incredible figure once more - this time in a sheer lace top with silky trousers.

The 61-year-old headed to dinner at Nobu in Malibu with her pal Jada Pinkett Smith. It's no surprise that Kris and Jada are friends, since Kylie and Kendall Jenner are close pals with Willow and Jaden Smith.

The Kardashian matriarch flaunted her black bra beneath the sheer top, which featured flouncy sleeves. Kris paired the see-through blouse with high-waisted silky bottoms that featured a fitted waistline and wide legs.

Taylor Swift Appears To Get Handsy With New Beau Next To Her Private Jet

She's notoriously private when it comes to her relationships. And it seems Taylor Swift is trying her best to be discreet with new beau Joe Alwyn, as she met her new man away from prying eyes next to her private jet yesterday.

The 27-year-old pop princess appeared to hang out with the 26-year-old actor on the tarmac in Los Angeles.

The couple embraced, and Taylor appeared to get quite comfortable with her still low-key boyfriend, and placed her hand on his rear end.

Ariana Grande Embraces Survivors Of Bombed Gig

Ariana Grande has paid a surprise hospital visit to some of the young girls seriously injured in last week's Manchester terror attack.

Jaden Farrell-Mann, from Denton, suffered fractures to both of her legs and shrapnel wounds during the explosion that killed 22 people in Manchester Arena on May 22.

Last night the American popstar surprised Jaden, Evie Mills, 14, who suffered damage to her legs and chest in the attack, and eight-year-old victim Lily Harrison at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. She brought the children presents and signed autographs during her ward visit.

Police Arrest 24-Year-Old Man On Suspicion Of Terror Offences Over Manchester Bombing

Police investigating the Manchester Arena terror attack have arrested a 24-year-old man, force bosses confirmed this morning. He was arrested in the Rusholme area of the city on suspicion of terrorism offences.

A statement from Greater Manchester Police this morning said: 'As it stands 17 people have been arrested in connection with the investigation, of which six people have since been released without charge.

'A total of 11 men remain in custody for questioning.'

Too Many Beer Parlours In Anambra, Monarch Cries Out

Chief Alex Onyido, the traditional ruler of Ogilisi, Idemili South Local Government in Anambra, has called for stringent measures to curtail the growing number of drinking joints in the state.

Onyido made the call yesterday in Awka, while speaking at the the 2017 edition of Lady Victoria Onyido quiz competition, organised by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, for secondary schools.

“The trend is worrisome and not in the best interest of public health. “Such facilities breed crime and criminality; the rate at which such businesses are springing up in all corners calls for concern,” he said.

Era of kidnapping will soon be over- IGP

The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris has reassured Nigerians that the era of kidnapping will soon be over as police has equipped themselves with sophisticated intelligence units to track down criminals.

Idris gave the assurance yesterday while inaugurating the Imo Police Intelligence Unit which will coordinate tracking of criminals in the state.

Idris, who was on a familiarization visit to Imo, also inspected some police projects donated by Governor Rochas Okorocha. The IG said police had advanced to a sophisticated level in fighting crime, adding that it would be difficult for any criminal activity to be carried out in Imo and other states without the suspects being intercepted.

Plan To Recall Me From Senate Dead On Arrival – Melaye

Senator Dino Melaye on Friday described a protest staged in Lokoja, Kogi State, in favour of move to recall him from the upper legislative chamber as a non-issue.

He said the move allegedly being instigated by the state governor, Yahaya Bello, was dead on arrival.

The Kogi West senator,  in a text message to The Nation in Abuja, accused Governor Bello of going around media houses in the country to say “Dino Melaye recall process begins.”

I Only Handled Okorocha’s Guests, Was At Every Meeting & Convention With Him, I Didn’t Date Him- Shirley Igwe

Nollywood actress, Shirley Igwe has denied ever dating Imo State Governor, when she was appointed as his principal protocol officer in 2013. She said she only attended to his guests, attended every meeting convention with him and that was it. Speaking with Saturday Beats the former Delta soap model said;

“I am not aware that people said I had an amorous relationship with the governor. That is not true. I worked as his protocol officer and that made us quite close. Apart from handling his guests, I handled every other aspect of his itinerary. I was at every meeting and convention with him, so it is very common and I would not be surprised if they linked us together. If they see a pretty lady everywhere with someone, people would easily jump into conclusion that they are dating.”

The lady who recently turned 30 also says she is not under any pressure to get married now. Igwe said, “I don’t feel any pressure to get married at 30. If my mother was around, she could have been pressuring me but I don’t feel any pressure. I am from a family that believe in doing things at the right time and do not rush into it quickly only to rush out. Take your time to choose your man and make sure that you are doing great for yourself.

14 Feared Killed, Six Abducted As Cultists Strike In Rivers

About 14 persons have allegedly been killed in Sime-Tai Community, Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State, following an invasion of the area on Thursday night by gunmen suspected to be cultists.

It was gathered that unknown gunmen invaded the community, shooting sporadically; a development that left many dead while several others had bullet wounds.

A source within the area, who confirmed the incident to Southern City News on telephone stated that the remains of the victims had been deposited in the mortuary.

The development, according to the source, has caused uneasy calm in the area as some people were seen, Friday, leaving for the neighbouring communities.

I Constantly Struggled As A Comedian- Teju Babyface

Teju Babyface has admitted stand-up comedy was a struggle for him for so many years. He said, getting on stage was always a struggle and the audience didn’t help matters as well. Here’s his words to Saturday Beats

“It was always a struggle to be a comedian. You may not have seen the struggle but every time I got on stage, it was a constant struggle. I had to prove myself to the audience constantly at every performance. It was a constant struggle and there were times I had been called on stage and the applause at the best of time would be polite, at the worst of times it would be non-existent. If you think about it, I really did not look like a comedian. It was as if the audience did not believe I could make them laugh; so I always had to prove myself. There was a time that it did not matter because I really enjoyed doing it. But after a certain time, your inner man would call out to you and things like discontent would start to set in.”

My Experience As Waiter Made Me A Good Thief- Suspect

For the last three years, 38-year-old Augustine Joseph and his accomplice, 49-year-old George Ijie, had targeted event centres in Lagos, in a stealing spree, which the police put a stop to recently.

Saturday Punch learnt that the duo had at different times hit event centres in the state pretending to be ushers, journalists or guests.

Joseph in his statement to the police explained that his life of crime started in 2013 after he lost his job with a construction company and tried to find another job without success.

The father of two explained that he worked in a hotel in Ajao Estate after he arrived Lagos in 2009. According to him, his work as a waiter in the hotel would later prove useful.

Kidnappers Of Hit Fm Boss, Demand N30m Ransom

Kidnappers of Hit Fm boss, Patrick Ugbe have demanded the sum of N30m from his family. They called his family members yesterday demanding the amount.

It will be recalled that Ugbe had gone to sympathize with a bereaved family when he was abducted Thursday night.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Who Is Tweeting With Dammy Krane’s Handle?

Lol, is the singer pulling a fast one? How did his photo get uploaded o jailbase? So many questions… Just now someone tweeted via is handle claiming it’s all a rumour and that he will explain all of this in his new single. 'Aswear' if this is a stunt, damn! The song is dead on arrival, asin…. Please read tweets from below upwards.

See Dammy Krane’s Mugshot On Jailbase

One more below.

Moji Olaiya’s Burial Date Announced

The burial date of late Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya had been announced by her burial committee. While announcing the programmes and date, Yomi Fabiyi wrote;

The remain of the Late Moji Olaiya and her daughter will arrive Nigeria from Canada on Tuesday 6th June, 2017 (We will not like to go into details of the flight itinerary because of the baby involved, only the family and few friends will recieve them. Please bear with us). ■ DAY 1: Tues 6th June, 2017, 4pm –

Memorial Service & Artiste Night to follow on same Tuesday at BLUEROOF, LTV 8, LATEEF JAKANDE, AGIDINGBI, IKEJA • PLS, ALL GUESTS ARE ENJOINED TO BE ON BLACK BUT CORPORATE OUTFIT. ■ DAY 2: Wed 7th June, 2017, 10am- She will be buried at Ebony Vault at Ikoyi Cemetery, Lagos. * Brief lying in state will preceed the burial.

T-Shirts for the burial cost N1,500 & will be available at the memorial service and artiste night.
Many thanks and we look forward to receiving everyone including her fans. Maximum security guaranteed.

Uche Jombo Meets Obasanjo [Photos]

 Nollywood actress, Uche Jombo has met one of her ‘crush’. She met him while travelling on the same flight with him. Uche however rushed for a selfie. She posted the photo and captioned it;

“Guess who was sitting beside me OBJ!!!! so of course I had to take a selfie  p.s he’s not sleeping”

Lol, but wait if na you nko? You no go take selfie? By the way, baba has so many fans. Lol.

Nigerians Take To Twitter, Storm Dammy Krane’s Page To Mock Him

Despite the singer or his camp hasn’t said a word about his arrest, Nigerians in their numbers have stormed Twitter and his personal instagram page to mock him.

People have been asking 9ice to just do a remix with him on ‘Ki emi sha ti lowo’ track were 9ice said, Wire Wire, ki emi sha ti lowo, once he is released. While others kept on Mocking him blaming peer pressure.

His Instagram page however didn’t help, as Dammy Krane only 24 hours ago posted a photo of himself posing on a private jet tagging the post ‘Based on Statistics’. His fans, haters, foes have all gone in on him, leaving the page on FIRE. The drama, the words are OUT OF THIS WORLD. He has been called a thief in every Nigerian language in just minutes.

Photo: Dammy Krane Allegedly Arrested In US For Grand Theft, Other Crimes

Oh dear! According to a mug shot with the name Johnson Hunga Oyindamola which has the face of Nigerian singer Dammy Krane (above) has now being charged for grand theft, credit card fraud and identity theft. Dammy Krane has not been in the country for a while, which has now left many confused.

Photos: Hamburger Laid To Rest, As Wife, Kids Fly In From Dublin

The slain chairman of the Motorcycle Owners Association of Lagos State, Aro Rasaq Bello, popularly known as Hamburger has been buried today.

His wife and children flew in Wednesday night to be part of his burial. His family lives in Dubin, Ireland, but had to come and pay their last respect to him.

That's late Hamburger with his wife and the first photo and his burial photo (right) today.

The 49-year-old transport union chief was shot dead on Monday.

John Legend, Mark Cuban & More Celebrities Slam Trump's Paris Decision

"We have to stop this a--hole." That was John Legend's stunned response to President Trump's highly controversial decision to remove the United States from the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

Legend joined an incensed Twitter chorus voicing their dissent - primarily everyday people, but plenty of celebrities were in the mix as well.

"Shark Tank" star Mark Cuban took a different tone, urging Democratic congresspeople to meet immediately with the White House: "There should be one goal and that is for all of our politicians to sit with the President and resolve this and make him DO HIS JOB," he wrote.

Also tweeting their concerns and anger were Katy Perry, Bette Midler and a slew of other stars who emphasized the devastating effects this decision will have on the growing global climate crisis.