Saturday, May 9, 2015

Ogun Assembly Speaker Ignores Ghastly Accident Victims On Highway (Photo)

The Speaker of the Ogun state House of Assembly, Suraj Adekunbi, on Saturday shunned victims of a ghastly accident which occurred along the Owode-Siun-Abeokuta expressway. The accident claimed three lives, and injured 10 others.

The crash, which occurred at Onipepeye village, along the Owode-Siun-Abeokuta dual carriageway, involved two commercial vehicles: a white Nissan Premiere, with registration number LSD 770 BZ and a green Space wagon, with registration number GGE 950CQ.

Single Motherhood In Decline, Rises For Women 35 & Older

Jennifer Williams, 43, at home in Pleasant Hill, Calif., with Maya, the daughter she conceived through sperm donation. 

Single parenthood was on a “mysterious and alarming rise,” becoming a “huge problem,” according to studies in 2013. A lawyer defending same-sex marriage bans before the Supreme Court last month argued that out-of-wedlock births were growing rapidly.

In fact, however, the birth rate for unmarried mothers, which had been steadily increasing since the early 1980s, peaked in 2008 and has declined 14 percent since, more than the decline for all women.
The recent declines were sharpest among teenagers; black and Hispanic women; and those without a college degree,  all of whom have typically had the highest rates of single motherhood according to data from the Census Bureau and the National Center for Health Statistics.

Photos: Femi Kuti, Kate Henshaw, Others Party With Tunde & Wunmi Obe At Their Mansion

As you read this, celebrity couple, Tunde and Wunmi Obe are presently playing host to superstars such as Femi Kuti, Kate Henshaw, Funke Akindele, Dare Art Alade and DJ Jimmy Jatt at an exclusive event for the launch of their latest album, T.W.O PLUS.

Other Guests Include Dele Esan, Essence, Funke Kuti, Gbemi Olateru Olagbegi, Kenny Saint Brown, Labi Olayori, Ras Kimono,Yeni Kuti, Tony Okoroji, Tosyn Bucknor and Yinka Davies. A host of celebrity guests are still expected to join in the fun tonight. What we however love most about the pictures sent in so far is that Femi Kuti and Funke Kuti are back. She came back for her man... More photos after the cut.

Did Damilola Adegbite Just Say The Truth Ladies?

Omg I am dead....

I Intend To Go Back To School After Leaving The Villa- Sambo’s Wife

The wife of the vice-president of Nigeria, Hajia Amina Sambo has disclosed at a ceremony organised in her honour by the Coalition of Nigerian Muslim Women at the National Mosque in Abuja today, that she will be furthering her education at the end of her husband’s tenure on May 29th.

While addressing the women, Hajia Sambo said she will continue to remain accessible even when her husband leaves office, but will sometimes be busy because she intends to go an acquire more knowledge.

“I will like to continue to leave my doors open in case you will call on me. In case I say I am having exams (I am going back to school); so, do not be offended, I might be studying, but be assured that I will always be with you,” she said.

Hajia Sambo is already a graduate of Political Science from the Bayero University, Kano.

The Real Reason We Published Fayose’s Hate Advert On Buhari - The Sun

Mr Femi Adesina, The Sun’s Editor-in-Chief, four months after publishing a hate advert sponsored by Gov. Ayo Fayose on Gen. Buhari has explained why his publication, The Sun newspaper published it. According to him, the owner of a media house has a ‘major’ influence in its publication.

While speaking during this year’s World Press Freedom Day in Lagos, on the topic ‘Influence of Media Owners on Fair and Balanced Reporting and Commentaries in 2015 Election,’Mr Adesina explained why he approved the hate advert and even said if Nigerians had seen the original advert sent to him, he wondered how they would have reacted, explaining that the one published by them was a toned-down version. Hear him;

How Yekini Was Allegedly Murdered & How Family Now Wants His Property- Lawyer Explains

Three years after his demise, the families of late Africa Football legend, Rashidi Yekini, are still locked in a fierce battle over the estate of the soccer star. Jubril Olanrewaju Mohamed, who was the personal lawyer and close aide to Yekini while he was alive, tells Premium Times, in this exclusive interview, how challenging it has been keeping Yekini’s estate for the rightful owners- his two daughters, Yemisi and Mariam.

The lawyer also recounts the sad death of the football star, insisting there was foul play and that justice has by no means been served. Below are excerpts of the interview;

Former Egyptian President, Sons Sentenced To Prison For Corruption

Egypt's deposed leader Hosni Mubarak and his two sons were today sentenced to prison by an Egyptian judge. The former president was sentenced to three years in prison, while his two sons were sentenced to four years each in prison.

The family are facing corruption charges that Mubarak and his two sons embezzled millions of dollars’ worth of state funds over the course of a decade. The funds were meant to pay for renovating and maintaining presidential palaces but were instead allegedly spent on upgrading the family's private residences amongst other offences.

When Two Entertainment Moguls Fight: Onwenu & Ozokwor In War Of Words

This is according to ThisDay; 

The President Goodluck Jonathan 2015 presidential campaign has left a lot of bad blood in its wake; turning sisters against sisters and causing erstwhile good friends to be at daggers drawn. One of the irreconcilable differences brought about by Jonathan’s recent bid for the presidency is the brawl between the singer, broadcaster, actor and Director General, National Women Centre, Onyeka Onwenu and popular actor, Patience Ozokwor. Onwenu had made it her business to have a majority of the creative population in Nigeria channel their request to see Jonathan and/or participate in his campaign.

For an actor or musician to go around Onwenu to see Jonathan, his/her connection in Aso Rock Villa had to be very strong. So Onyeka was allegedly miffed when Ozokwor managed to get attention from Aso Rock on her steam. Try as she did to issue an order that Ozokwor should revert to her, it just didn’t work. Ozokwor must have summoned extraneous powers from the ‘evil’ role she frequently plays in Nollywood to keep Onyeka off her track.

The Funny, Fearless, Fabulous Fashionistas Storm Premiere Of Desperate Housewives Africa

Azuka Ogujiuba is back again! This time she brings you all the gist from the premiere of Desperate Housewives… Those who impressed, those who didn’t… all the juicy gossip you need to know.

Honestly, I thought the shoes l wore were not appropriate for my dress, but l couldn’t drive all the way back home to change. Besides, l was already running late and didn’t want to miss the red carpet- especially the colourful guests lined up for the event. I needed to see the red carpet ‘misses’ and ‘best dressed’, according to the omnipresent lens of fairground. Come on guys, let’s enjoy this ride together.

Anna Ebiere Preaches On Instagram, Tells The World About The Power Of The Holy Spirit (READ)

The Ex-beauty Queen and singer Flavour’s girlfriend took to instagram to preach this;
The full write up after the cut.

Aww Jim Iyke’s Touching Birthday Message To Baby Sis (Words & Photo)

Happy birthday baby; my baby sis, confidante, prayer partner, grandma and daughter. From the first time i saw u kicking in your crib as i walked into Gladys marternity room i fell in love with u unconditionally.I knw she's up in heaven smiling down at her baby. I literally co raised u, nurtured u and watched u grow into the awesomeness i see everyday. Youre wise n forthright far beyond your years. Im always in awe of your alien intelligence and the grace you bring to bear everywhere. You re my loudest cheer and yet my most conscientious critique. Im besides my self wiv joy n gratitude at the young woman youve become. God bless your day wiv laughter and love. May u find the secret of the small. And humility in the big. May u find a father, a friend and an equal in the man that share your life for life. I love u so u lovely amazing gifted blessed child. I gat u as long as there's breathe in me. Mi casa su casa. Celebrate your earth day like tomo will never end. Bless u!

Talk about true you see why Adebayor was mad at his family? Everyone needs their family, atleast one or two, not everyone now turning their backs at you. Well done Jim and a big happy birthday to her. She is beautiful.

How Funke Adesiyan Reacted When She Lost Out In Oyo Election

The actress who fought for a legislative seat in Oyo State under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said she didn’t feel bad for a second that she lost out, instead she threw a party were she invited her fans and friends who came out in their numbers to merry with her.

“I threw a party immediately after the election. Didn’t you hear about it? Ah! I don’t feel bad at all. I threw a big bash where I invited my fans and friends to come and celebrate with me. There was no need for me to feel bad in any way,” she told Punch.

She also says she is fully going back into acting and nothing can make her on happy, not even the election loss.

Denrele Confirms He Will Tie The Knot This Year

Its official, atleast this is coming from the horse’s mouth. After telling Punch in February that he was in a relationship, but not so committed to it because he was always busy, Denrele Edun during the week with the same reporter of Punch confirmed he is actually ready to tie the knot now. According to him, it is supposed to be a secret, and he wonders how everyone has come to know about it. Hear him;

“It is true that I am about to get married but it is not now. I would get married later this year. It was meant to be a secret but I don’t know how everybody has heard. I just hope ‘bad bele’ people would not jinx the marriage for me and make the girl that wants to marry me change her mind. She is the same girl I spoke about with you during our last interview. I cannot explain how the girl captured my heart but everyone would find out on the D-Day. I don’t want to share the identity of my wife now. When the time comes, people would know who she is,” he said.

Dangote Cannot Afford To Buy Arsenal Football Club- Etcetera Boasts

You have sold some shares and you’ve got some money to spend. Now you want the ultimate: Your own football club. Hold on there, are you sure? Football clubs are a nightmare to run. In fact, almost two-thirds of premiership clubs have been in receivership at some point. Remember Portsmouth FC ploughed through four owners some seasons back and landed itself a debt of £60m and relegation in the Championship. Think of Leeds United’s tragicomic collapse; the balls-up at Cambridge United; Rotherham going into receivership in 2006 and 2008; Southampton’s sorry saga. And, of course, Crawley Town getting a winding up order years back. So, what do we know? Don’t buy a football club for the glory. So, before Dangote aspires to join Abrahamovic, Glazers and Al Mansours, he should make sure he knows his stuff.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Olamide Dazzles In New Photos In A Bishop Inspired Cap

Olamide has taken a step further in looking dapper. The rapper today released new photos of himself in a bishop-inspired look that makes him look like a Catholic Bishop or Priest. You like? See more photos after the cut.

Photo: Graduate Missing On His Way From Lagos To Niger After Collecting BSC Certificate

Only God can judge ritualists and kidnappers, only He can. They are lucky He is a merciful God, if only God wasn’t, it would have been a thing of joy to know they will rot in hell. The pains they make people go through, family members, mothers, is just unbearable. Read the story of this fresh 27-year old graduate who went to his school, the North American University, Cotonou, Benin to pick up his BSC certificate, spent a night at his friend’s place in Lagos only to head back home in the morning (Niger State) and shortly after informing his father that he was already in a bus back home, the unexpected happened. As you read this, they are still looking for Valentine Jegede, so how won’t God judge them. His story after the cut…

Photos: You Won’t Believe Why This Ghanaian Wears Suit To Hawk Water Melon

Daniel Nartey is a 25-year old Ghanaian teacher. Not satisfied with the salary he earns, Nartey takes to the streets shortly after school closes to hawk water melon. What however caught the attention of BBC was that, Daniel hawks in suit and office shoes. Below is the reason Daniel gave for hawking in suit. Incredibly interesting.

Birthday Boy! Nollywood Actor, Femi Jacobs Releases New Photos To Mark Birthday

Undeniably one of Nollywood's most sought after actors, Femi Jacobs is also one of the most private. The actor who celebrates his birthday today May 8, discovered acting in 2006 as lead in his first feature film, CHOICES, he joined Tinsel as Eddie the lawyer in 2009.

He scored his first big break on the big screen when he landed the lead role as Mr M in the widely acclaimed and multiple award winning romantic comedy, THE MEETING. The movie has already earned the actor five nominations for Best Lead Actor including one at the AAMA's, NEA, SCREEN NATION AWARDS,UK, and AMVCA. He is the winner of BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR at the BEST OF NOLLYWOOD AWARDS 2014, and BEST ACTOR, COMEDY at the 2015 AMVCAs.

See The Double Side Of Lagos Party At Smirnoff Ice Guarana Launch

Our Friday Giveaway Is Here…

The winners for today will be the 390th commenter and the 810th commenter. I decided to make it that far (810) because some people complain they sometimes see the post late and with my usual way of picking winners from 200 and something and 400 they never get a chance to win. So I decided to go that far to make it as random as possible. Goodluck guys!

Photos: Ini Edo, Desmond Elliot, Others Become NOUN Ambassadors After Enrolling For Courses At The University

As seen in the photo above the actors/actresses are now the ambassadors of the National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN. See another photo after the cut.

#50NairaStory Initiatives: Four Awesome Movies to Premiere This Sunday!!!

It’s the #50NairaStory; get ready to witness the first ever 4-in-1 movie premiere in Lagos, Nigeria as Audio Visual First (a team of seasoned and experienced Advertising Communications and content professionals) in partnership with Brooks and Blake is set to premiere 4 movies titled;

Night for Sex; A romantic drama featuring Moyo Lawal, Mary Njoku, Kalu Ikeagwu, Chinedu Emmanuel “NEDU”, Akinwale Sodade “Wale Rubber”, Mary Lazarus and many others

One Minute Man; A thrilling movie starring Victor Olaotan, Taiwo Okeowo, Rosanne Chikwendu, Tina Mba, Aderonke Shittu and many others.

Dog Bite: You Want To Use Our Son For Rituals, Give Us N5m, Family Fights Dogs Owner

Lol, family palava. You read the story here. So now read the update… 

The 45- year-old commercial driver, Saturday Akpomose, who was attacked by seven dogs at Ajah area of Lagos State, has received N30,000 and a job offer from the owner of the dogs.

However, his family members expressed anger when they heard that Akpomose collected money from the dogs’ owner, who is a soldier.

German Donates Life Savings To Build Medical Centre In Ondo, Declines Taking Photographs

A German, Mrs Johannah Schleichelt has donated her life savings to build a 25 bed hospital in Iworin, Oka Akoko area of Ondo State. Mrs Johannah a German-American Catholic faithful, joined the rest of her colleagues -Catholic members and the people of Iworin who came out in their hundreds to commission the newly built hospital few days ago.

Johannah who said she lived a moderate life to be able to save in order to realize her life dream of meeting the health challenges of people in any remote area in Africa, says she is happy her dreams have finally come true.  She however refused to take pictures, saying it is not about self praises, but she wants to be remembered for good by those who are sick and brought in for treatments. 

How My Lover Wanted To Use Me For Rituals, 28-Year Old Lady Explains

The Ogun State Police Command has uncovered another suspected ritual killers’ den in Unity and Peace Estate along Itele-Lafenwa Road, Ota in the Ado Odo-Ota Local Government Area.

The latest discovery was made possible by the escape of a 28-year-old lady, who had been kept in an uncompleted building in the estate, bound hands and feet.

The lady was said to have been abducted, blindfolded, gagged and dumped in the den. She was reportedly told by her captors that they would come for her in the night on Wednesday.

Soccer Legend Pele Undergoes Prostate Surgery

Brazil legend Pele has just had another successful surgery for the second time in 6 months after he was admitted in November 2014 where he was treated for a urinary infection and also having his kidney stones removed.

This time, he had a prostate surgery, and thankfully he is also in a good condition.

In a statement, the Albert Einstein Hospital said Pele had undergone a transurethral resection of the prostate and he is in a stable condition.

Photos: Dencia Has Been ‘Killing’ It From Wayback…

Lol the singer posted the photos above saying she was only 16 and she has been killing it from way back. Oh well the pictures says it all… And btw, she says you all should leave the bleaching aspect, because she assumes we have all moved on…. on that as well…

Our Last Friday Giveaway Winners Are…

Flower Girl and Segun Wonder. Please send your account details to Big congrats guys! another giveaway comes up later today. Be expectant hehehe

Thursday, May 7, 2015

4 Chinese Nationals Arrested For Illegally Importing Printed Textile Materials Into Nigeria

The Nigeria Customs Service Anti-smuggling Taskforce today in Kano arrested three Chinese nationals for illegally importing printed textile materials worth billions of Naira to Nigeria.

The leader of the taskforce and Deputy Controller of Customs, Hassan Shallangwa, disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Kano. He said the suspects were apprehended during a specially arranged operation following a tip-off.

“The four persons were arrested in connection with the illegal printed textiles materials,” he said.

Photos: President Jonathan Inspects Abuja Rail Mass Transit Line

The president today and some of his team inspected the Abuja Rail Mass Transit Line. See more photos after the cut and also read the short speech he gave.

Nasarawa State Governor Promises Corpers Automatic Jobs If They Marry Nasarawa Women

Gov.Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa state on Tuesday, promised automatic employment to any newly deployed corps member who marries an indigene of the state. He made the pledge while addressing 2015 NYSC Batch ‘A’ corp members, during their swearing in- ceremony at Magaji Dan Yamusa permanent NYSC Orientation camp in Keffi Local Government Area of the state, Vanguard reports.

He said that inter-marriage by corps members would not only foster unity, also promote peaceful co-existence among the people of the state and others states of the federation. He congratulated the corps members for the successful completion of their academic programmes at their various institutions of learning.

“I urge you to use the lessons and experience you gained during this orientation course to develop yourselves, your host communities, the state and the Nigeria at large.

“You should see yourselves as agent of positive change in the society. “I want to advise you to discharge your duties without fear or favour, and relate freely with your host communities. “I promise automatic employment to any NYSC Batch ‘A’ corps member who marries an indigenes in order to promote peaceful co-existence among the people of the state and other states of the country,” Al-Makura said.

Footballer Adebayor Continues Family Dispute Saga

The footballer few minutes ago took to his instagram page to post a photo of himself and his brother who he had earlier accused of stealing 21 phones at the football club he had helped him get into. Adebayor and his brother, Rotimi Adebayor and other family members are not in good terms. The footballer earlier this week has even accused them of sharing his property while he is still so much alive. Adebayor says more lies will still be unveiled in what he calls the part 2. Continue…

Photos: Wife Of Jailed Saudi blogger, Supporters March For His Release Today

The wife of the jailed blogger Raif Badawi has called on Saudi Arabia’s powerful royal family to grant him an “amnesty”, allowing him to leave the country and rejoin his young family in Canada.

In an emotional appeal published by The Independent exactly a year after her husband was sentenced to a decade in prison and 1,000 lashes by Jeddah’s Criminal Court, Ensaf Haidar said he had been locked up merely because he was “a man of thought who conveyed that thought in writing”.

Writing in her native Arabic, she accused Saudi Arabia of treating her husband “like a criminal deserving of punishment, floggings and imprisonment” simply because he had spoken his mind through his liberal blog and wanted his country to respect people’s differences.

Buhari Praises Mama Taraba, Tells Her Not To Give Up On Governorship Race

Nigeria’s president-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari has told the APC governorship candidate in Taraba State, Senator Aisha Alhassan not to give up because she lost in the governorship race but, encouraged her to even try more in the next election. Buhari explained how he had tried three times but failed and how he now eventually won the fourth time in the 2015 presidential election.  He gave the encouraging words when Senator Aisha popularly known as Mama Taraba visited him with her entourage. What Buhari said after the cut.

ISIS Strips 5-Star Hotel Of Its Name, Converts It To Theirs

Dreaded Islamic State terror group has purportedly opened its own 5-star hotel complete with 262 rooms, restaurants, ballrooms and gym in Iraq's Mosul city for its Jihadist commanders, according to a media report.

The hotel is believed to be the Ninawa International Hotel, which received a number of positive reviews before being overtaken by militants and stripped of its branding.

Pictures circulated by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-affiliated social media accounts show members tending to a well-maintained garden, polishing floors and cleaning windows, expansive swimming pools and two black ISIS flags flying at the front of the multi-storey building.

ISIS-affiliated Twitter accounts were promoting an event to mark the hotel's opening night, where all Muslims were told they could attend for free.

Images from the event show dozens gathered around pools during the day, followed by a firework display in the evening.

PDP Falls Apart As Fayose, Muazu Contradict Each Other

The PDP National Chairman, Ahmadu Adamu Mu'azu has come for Ekiti State Governor on twitter, after his Excellency, Ayo Fayose said he has evidence that Muazu worked for APC during the last election.

Muazu while responding to the governor in a tweet said he hopes the evidence he has is not the kind of evidence he once said he had that Buhari was dying, insinuating that Fayose lied and that Buhari is in good health. Continue below to see tweets of Muazu as he responds to Fayose’s allegations…

VP-Elect, Yemi Osinbajo Covers Special Edition Of GemWoman

He spoke about his plans for Nigeria and his faith in the special edition of the magazine. Oh that smile!

UI Students Protest Death Of Student Who Died After Health Centre Rejected Him

The students of the University of Ibadan this morning moved out in their hundreds ignoring lectures to protest the death of a student, Mayowa Alaran, a 200L student of Human Kinetics who suddenly slumped due to an asthma attack while watching a football match at his hostel hall yesterday night. Mayowa was rushed to one of the school clinics by his friends, but the nurses told them they will not attend to him except they present his clinic card. Mayowa later died some minutes after when he got no medical treatment.

The aggrieved students who protested his death,  blocked the Mokola-Oojo road, which made a lot of motorists turn back. Some of them were heard saying the school’s health officials killed the boy.