Sunday, February 17, 2019

I’ve Only Travelled Out Of Nigeria To Benin Republic – Ibrahim Chatta

Actor, Ibrahim Chatta, has revealed that unlike many of his colleagues who like to brag about their trips abroad, he has only travelled out of Nigeria to the Republic of Benin.

Chatta told Sunday Scoop, “I have never travelled out of this country except to the Republic of Benin. Most times, I hear that people travel to other developed countries to beg; I don’t want to be like that. Right now, I am working on a movie and I will need to hold the premiere in the UK, America, South African and Dubai. If I eventually go to those places, I know it is for a purpose.

“There are many amazing places I’ve never visited in Nigeria too. I only go to locations from my house and return home afterwards. I’ve been invited to America and Canada for awards, but God has not given me the privilege to visit yet. I have not been to Mecca too, but it is my priority to go before I die and I am not leaving the world soon.”

I’d Be Worried If Men Don’t Make Passes At Me - Actress Uche Elendu

Actress, Uche Elendu, may be a mother but she still effortlessly leaves men drooling over her beauty. The single mother told Sunday Scoop that she was not in want of male attention and is willing to give marriage another try.

She said, “Of course, I am a very beautiful woman and I should get passes. If nobody makes a pass at me, then I’d be worried. But as a Christian, I do things right. I am mature enough to control things and make the right decisions.

“I am definitely willing to give marriage another shot. From my first marriage, I learnt not to be in a hurry to do anything. Don’t be in a haste to jump into marriage; you should really take your time to make sure that you’re with the right person and you’re both compatible.
I got married to a very wonderful man but I guess we were not compatible. Don’t just get married because everybody else is doing that, or based on a person’s good looks and money.

Election Postponement: INEC Apologises To Nigerians

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has apologised to Nigerians for the last minute postponement of the 2019 general election by one week, saying it was in the interest of all Nigerians.

The electoral umpire also took responsibility for  any inconveniences the postponement might have caused.  Chairman of the Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, tendered the apology while addressing stakeholders in Abuja on Saturday.

The INEC chairman had at the early hours of Saturday announced the postponement of the elections, bare four hours to its commencement.

Dino Melaye Thanks God For Surviving Another ‘Assassination’ Attempt

Senator Melaye has taken to twitter to thank God in what he calls another assassination on his life. Melaye tweeted this yesterday!

Do You Know, Veteran Comedian, Baba Suwe, Is Dying & Abandoned By Colleagues

Veteran actor, Baba Suwe is dying! Inside sources say since his celebrated arrest and humiliation for alleged drug smuggling by the NDLEA, Babatunde Omidina a.k.a. Baba Suwe, has never remained his lively self again.

According to The Status, sources told them he is down with an unknown sickness.

Recall three years ago, Yomi Fabiyi brought the story to limelight, but many of his colleagues failed to help.

A Lagos based seasoned radio broadcaster (who pleaded anonymity) to The Status, informed The Status that no one among Baba Suwe’s friends and professional colleagues was willing to help solve his challenge.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Liam Payne Spotted Outside Naomi Campbell's Apartment Hours After Valentine's Day  

They're reportedly having a 'mind-blowing' time together after first being publicly spotted in January. And now Liam Payne has been spotted outside Naomi Campbell's apartment in New York City.

He was spotted yesterday just hours after Valentine's Day.

The former One Direction star, 25, who has a 23-year age gap with the supermodel, 48, tried to keep a low profile as he swiftly left her home into a parked car.

Liam looked dapper in a pair of black skinny jeans and a black jumper, which he layered with a tailored camel coloured coat.

The Bedroom Floor singer was surrounded by a huge entourage as he exited Naomi's apartment just hours after Valentine's Day.

Gigi Hadid Looks Sad As She Spends Valentine's Day Alone After Splitting With Zayn Malik

It's her first valentine's Day since splitting with her on-off beau, One Direction alum Zayn Malik. And beautiful Gigi Hadid was spotted leaving a party in New York City alone on Thursday.

The 23-year-old model showed off her fashion creds in a low-cut, cropped wrap top that revealed a flash of flesh above her ankle-length black jeans. She swept her long brunette tresses back off her face, revealing her porcelain complexion and bright red lips. And she hid her eyes behind dark glasses. One thing was clear, she really didn't look happy!

Beyonce Sends Temperatures Soaring After Sharing Snaps Of Her Valentine's Date Night Look

She celebrated Valentine's Day over a romantic date night with her husband of 10 years, Jay-Z. And Beyonce continued spreading the love as she posted photos of her ravishing red look to instagram.

The songstress, 37, ignited Instagram feeds as she posed up a storm in her latex mini dress with lace sleeves.  In pose after pose, the songstress exuded glamour and confidence.

The Crazy In Love singer even showed off a hint of her playful side, as she flashed a cute smile while posing with her heart-shaped purse.

Orlando Bloom Engages Katy Perry With $5m Ring

Katy Perry has confirmed that she got engaged to Orlando Bloom on Valentine's Day, following a three-year on-off romance in front of her entire family.

The singer, 34, took to Instagram to share a picture of herself and her actor beau, 42, as she showed off her 'wildly valuable' engagement ring, estimated to be worth $5million.

Andrew Brown, President, WP Diamonds told E! News.'Katy's ring would retail in the range of $5 million.

'It appears to be a four-carat fancy vivid pink oval shaped diamond arranged with eight white diamonds around it to assemble a flower "in bloom" - this ring is truly one-of-a-kind and wildly valuable.'

Funke Etti Speaks About Her Only Regret In Life

Nollywood actress, Funke Etti has revealed her only regret in life – not given birth to her kids early enough. According to the actress, she envies her colleagues who have grown up kids and it’s one thing she will advise her daughter to do on time. Hear her;

“I only have one regret in life; if I could turn back the hands of time to when I was 25, I would have loved to achieve a lot of things. For instance, at that age, I would have been done with childbirth. When I see some of my colleagues that have grown children, I admire them. I also consider myself to be lucky and I give glory to God because there are some of my colleagues that are still hoping to have children. I also know that God does things at the appropriate time. When I have a daughter, I will advise her to get married by age 26.

“Motherhood is a very lovely experience but it is not an easy task. I remember those days before I had kids, I could go out around 1am. Once in a while, I would go to a club, just to enjoy myself but now, I have to think of the children before taking any action,” she said.

Former Edo Governor, Lucky Igbinedion Loses Son To Ghastly Auto Crash In US

This is how Capitalng who are in the know of this reports it;

In the hitherto enviable and exotic world of Lucky Igbinedion, the former governor of Edo State, the sky is no longer a silvery and opalescent delight; it is now pitch black and brackish. And sadly, it would take almost forever for things to return to normalcy for Lucky and family.

Early hours of yesterday, his second son, Osaretin, was involved in a ghastly motor accident in the United States of America. Alas, details of his death are still sketchy, leaving his parents in deep mourning because he was an otherwise lively and lovable young man, same with his friends and acquaintances whose outpouring of deep-seated grief has been heart-wrenching.

Popular Makeup Artist, Buntricia Dies Of Cancer

International makeup artist, Buntricia Bastian has waved the world goodnight after losing the battle to cancer. In June 2018, she took to instagram to bid her clients and fans bye, but somehow, she fought on and even thought she had defeated cancer, before passing on yesterday, February 15, 2019.

Her daughter, Roxanne Nicole Crayton confirmed her death in an Instagram video saying; 'today at 9:45am, my mother passed away'.

Lagos Landlord’s Daughter Beats Tenant To Death

The police have launched a manhunt for the daughter of a landlord on Odunsi Street, Bariga, Lagos State, for allegedly killing her father’s tenant.

The fleeing suspect, identified simply as Damilola Martins, reportedly hit the woman with an object during a scuffle in their compound on Wednesday evening.

City Round learnt that the deceased, Mrs Mojisola Olasehinde, and Martin’s mother, who is the wife of the landlord, had been having a running battle over time.

When a fight ensued between the two of them that day, Martins reportedly took sides with her mother.

Lord Of Ajasa Discharged From Hospital As He Says, Many Abandoned Him

When Afro-beat musician, Rotimi Martins, popularly known as Alariwo of Africa, posted on his Instagram page that the pioneer of Yoruba rap music, Lord of Ajasa (real name is Olusegun Osaniyi), was seriously ill and urgently in need of funds for a Peptic Ulcer surgery, many movie fans, who knew about Ajasa’s contributions to the growth of Afro-hip hop music and Yoruba rap in Nigeria, were alarmed.

Alariwo’s timely post did not only achieve its intended objective, which was to drum up quick financial support for Ajasa; but it also ensured that the ailing artiste survived the critical stage of the illness.

Ajasa is back home now. He was discharged from the hospital last Tuesday. At the moment, he is getting better and awaiting another surgery to remove some stones in his gall bladder.

Elections Shift Is A ‘Rude Shock’ -- Ohanaeze Ndigbo

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has described the postponement of the February 16 Presidential and National Assembly elections as a `rude shock’.

The organisation however, said that it would not draw conclusions on the matter yet until after the stakeholders meeting slated by the Independent National Electoral Commission to clarify the circumstances.

The Assistant National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Mr Chuks Ibegbu disclosed this on Saturday in Enugu while reacting to the shift in the dates of the general elections.

Aide To Delta Governor Shot Dead

An aide to Delta State governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Lawrence Ngozi Akpomiemie, has been shot dead by unknown persons.

It was learnt that Akpomiemie was killed in violence-prone in Ekpan, Uvwie local council area of Delta State on Friday night.

Until his death, Akpomiemie was the special assistant to Okowa on youth development. The cause of the violence that led to his death was yet to be ascertained .

Davido Reacts To Postponement Of 2019 Elections

The singer took to IG to react to the sudden postponement of the election. See one more below...

Election Postponement: President Buhari Releases Statement

STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT BUHARI ON THE POSTPONEMENT OF GENERAL ELECTIONS BY INEC

I am deeply disappointed that despite the long notice given and our preparations both locally and internationally, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) postponed the Presidential and National Assembly elections within hours of its commencement.

Many Nigerians have traveled to various locations to exercise their right to vote, and international observers are gathered.

Facebook Taps User Data To Defend Network, Workers From Threat

Facebook gathers intelligence from its platform to identify people who threaten the firm or its workers, the social network said this week in response to media reports of the security tactic.

CNBC reported that it interviewed more than a dozen former Facebook security employees, some of whom questioned the ethics of what was portrayed as an unclearly defined practice at the leading social network.

Facebook spokesman Anthony Harrison told AFP that the company’s physical security team exists to keep workers safe and that strict processes are in place to protect people’s privacy. “Any suggestion our on-site physical security team has overstepped is absolutely false,” Harrison said.

50 Ladies Sent Me A DM Shortly After My Divorce Prank- Seyi Law

Comedian Seyi LAw has explained to Saturday Beats that he got about 50 ladies hitting his DM shortly after his divorce prank went viral. Seyi Law had posted a message on instagram shortly before his London show, saying he is no longer with his wife and their daughter, Tiwa is fine.

Here's how he explains the whole prank...

“I was going to the UK to visit my wife and promote my show as well. While I was on the plane, I just had that weird idea. I was curious about what people’s reaction would be if they heard that Seyi Law was no longer married. I knew that if I was going to test it, I had to be sarcastic and witty about it. That was why I put some words in a way that people would not pay attention to (what I was doing). Apparently, they didn’t pay attention to the details; I tried to play with words in that post. Interestingly, the incident showed me that people love and appreciate my family; I also learnt that bad news travels faster (than good news).

Election Postponement: This Is Part Of The Problem

The agony of a Nigerian...

Did Empire Star, Jussie Smollet STAGE Hate Crime On Himself To Save His Job?

Empire actor Jussie Smollet has been accused of staging last month's racist and homophobic attack by two local TV news stations - but police are pushing back at the claims calling them 'unconfirmed' and the sourcing 'uniformed and inaccurate'.

ABC Chicago and CBS Chicago both claimed that 'multiple sources' had said detectives were considering the possibility that Smollett - together with two male persons of interest brought in for questioning Wednesday night had faked the story because Smollett was being written off of Empire.

CBS reporters claimed that police sources said Smollet 'potentially staged the attack' and said 'indicators point to Smollett orchestrating the event'.

Election Postponement: Festus Keyamo Releases Statement, BLAMES PDP

Festus Keyamo, a spokesperson for Buhari’s reelection campaign committee, has expressed sadness about the sudden postponement of the General elections, and has heaped the blame on the PDP in a statement released minutes after the announcement.

“We condemn and deprecate this tardiness of the electoral umpire in the strongest terms possible.

“President Muhammadu Buhari had since cooperated fully with INEC by ensuring everything it demanded to conduct free and fair elections were promptly made available to it.

“This news is therefore a huge disappointment to us and to our teeming supporters nationwide and around the world, many of whom have come into the country to exercise their franchise.

Election Postponement: Atiku Accuses Buhari Of Plot To Frustrate Nigerians

The Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of plotting to disenfranchise Nigerians, moments after the general elections were formally postponed.

Mr Abubakar, however, urged Nigerians to exercise patience and not be provoked before the new dates announced for the exercise.

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, announced at about 2:40 a.m. Saturday that the election had been postponed, barely hours after Nigerians were set to hit the polling units.

PDP Condemns Poll Shift, Blames Buhari, APC

The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has condemned the postponement of the 2019 general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC).

In a statement his spokesperson, Ike Abonyi, Mr Secondus described the development as a deliberate plot by President Muhammadu Buhari to cling on to power even when it has become obvious to him that Nigerians want him out.

Mr Secondus warned that the party will not accept anything short of a well organised electoral process devoid of manipulation, harassment and intimidation of voters and opposition elements.

“Having failed in all their nefarious options to enable them cling on to power, the APC and the INEC came up with the idea of shifting election an action that is dangerous to our democracy and unacceptable”, Mr Secondus said.