Saturday, May 7, 2016

Nollywood Actor, Kenneth Okonkwo & Wife Welcome First Child After 9 Years

Nollywood actor Kenneth Okonkwo and his wife Ifeoma Okonkwo have welcomed their first child after 9 years of marriage. The new born, a baby boy, was born at the University of Maryland, St. Joseph Medical Center, USA yesterday, 6th of May, 2016.

Speaking on the arrival of the bundle of joy, the actor said: “God is a faithful God. He said we shall be fruitful and multiply, that there shall be none barren in our midst and He just fulfilled His words. To Him be all the glory in Jesus name”. We are so happy for them.

Record Breaking Olympic Swimmer, Michael Phelps Becomes A Dad For The First Time

30-year-old record-breaking swimmer, Michael Phelps has announced the birth of his first child with a tender Instagram post. He shared an image of himself with his small family and captioned it: 'Welcome Boomer Robert Phelps into the world!!! Born 5-5-2016 at 7:21 pm !!! Healthy and happy!!! Best feeling I have ever felt in my life!!!'

He welcomed his mini-me with fiancee Nicole Johnson and the pair plan to tie the knot after this year's Olympics in Rio where he'll compete.

List Of World's Most Admired MEN & WOMEN... Can You Guess Who Made The List?

In a poll conducted by YouGov, Microsoft founder and world's richest man, Bill Gates is the world's most admired man while Barack Obama comes in second.

For the women, Angelina Jolie beat the queen to first place, Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Celine Dion also make the list. However, Barack and Michelle Obama are the only couple on the list.

Check out the list below....

EFCC, DSS Now Buhari’s Instrument Of Political Victimization- Fayose

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, on Saturday, lambasted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over what he described as their persistent harassment of Nigerians, saying the continued detention without trial of Mr. Warimopei Dudafa, a former Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan and invasion of the Abuja residence of former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode was irresponsible, barbaric and undemocratic.

Governor Fayose said it was the height of executive rascality for the EFCC to have held occupants of Fani-Kayode’s residence hostage for eight hours despite that he was only invited to come to the EFCC office on Monday and there was no evidence that Fani-Kayode refused to honour the EFCC invitation.

According to the governor’s Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, “EFCC under President Mohammadu Buhari is acting as if it is above the law and Nigerians and the international community must remind the commission that we are in a democracy where rule of law is sacrosanct.”

Go Back To Your Husband Because That Is The Only Sign Of Maturity In A Woman, Felix Libarty Tells Tiwa Savage

Felix Libarty, a singer turned Pastor has openly advised Tiwa Savage in a chat with Vanguard Newspaper to go back to her husband as the bible commands, stating categorically that he knows her husband, TeeBillz is being attacked spiritually. He however rounded it up by saying, being with a man is a sign of maturity for a woman. His words;

“It’s one thing to be famous and it’s another to know how to manage fame. I want  her (Tiwa Savage) to go back to her husband immediately because there is no divorce spiritually except when the man is no more. I want her to know that if God wants to announce any woman that is matured, He will always match  her with a man. In this case, that is what God has done for her.”

“I want Tiwa Savage to begin to understand that whatever is happening to her now is an attack from the pit of hell. Her husband is in deep trouble. I am sure that his pastor has not been able to tell him that he’s under attack. The devil may not attack you directly, it will attack your partner. Spiritually, as I am seeing it, her husband (TeeBillz)  is under attack. Every behaviour her husband is exhibiting now is  manipulated. The Bible says, you have to be there  for your husband, and your husband will be there for you.  Whatever that is going on now, remains the fact that your husband is being manipulated by spiritual forces that doesn’t want you to grow.  And by the time you walk out of  your marriage, you are giving the devil the opportunity to destroy your life completely” he counselled

6-Year Old Boy Helps Police Arrest Mum For Killing His Sister

At first the death of seven year old Adrianna Hutto was simply a horrific tragedy which left her family devastated. The youngster had drowned in a swimming pool outside the family home.

Her mother Amanda Lewis said she had been cleaning bugs out of the pool, slipped, fell in and drowned.

Her younger brother AJ had tried to save her but couldn't and screamed for help. Amanda, then 27, raced over and found her daughter Adrianna floating face down and hauled her out.

She tried to give her the kiss of life while calling the emergency services and recordings of the call revealed her distraught voice appealing for help.

Photos: Jaywon Gives Back ALL First Two Weeks Sales Of Oba Orin Album To The Orphanage

How generous. See more photos from the event after the cut.

Selena Gomez Looks Sensational As She Starts World Tour With A Bang

The songstress - also famed for her acting career - kicked off a new world tour at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Friday.

Called the Revival World Tour, the string of 75 concerts will be hitting cities such as Brooklyn, London, Paris and Milan over the next few months.

But Selena only had one chance to start things off with a bang - and she did just that when she sang in Sin City.

Buhari Leaves Nigeria On Tuesday For International Anti-Corruption Summit In London

President Muhammadu Buhari will Tuesday travel to London to participate in the international Anti-Corruption Summit which will be held in the British capital on Thursday.

A statement today signed by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said, the president will play a “prominent part” in the summit which will be hosted by Prime Minister David Cameron of Great Britain with many other Heads of State and Government in attendance.

Ahead of the summit’s opening, the president will deliver a keynote address titled: “Why We Must Tackle Corruption Together” at a pre-summit conference of development partners, the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, Transparency International and other civil society groups on Wednesday before he will finally return home on the 13th of May.

Laide Bakare Flaunts Nails, Says I Made Them For N320k

The actress flaunted her nails this morning on her instagram page saying she can’t get over her $1000 nails which is equivalent to N320,000. Big girl!

Who Says Men Don’t Like Hanging Out (Photos)

Hahaha you think it’s only women who say let’s go swimming on Saturday? Let’s go have a nice time off home huh? Hahaha the men have now joined the train. It’s no longer just a night thing when they hang out together for a drink before hitting the home late at night. Just like you women hang out with friends during the day, the guys have now joined the club. They  have refused the ‘boring life’ hahaha. But wait o, three out of these men are married. So is it the case of madam leaves home to hangout and they leave home too? Hahaha. Noble recently just got married, Tunde is gone with Toolz, that other guy, trying to recall his name, but he also recently just got married. Hmm, what sort of jealousy is this o? More photos below….

Gender Equality: I Like Being Controversial Because I Know People Will Listen To Me- Foluke Daramola

Foluke Daramola has said she is not going back about her statement on men being superior to women. She however said more interesting things when she spoke about loving controversies and how ot fetches her money. Here’s what she said in a chat with Saturday Beat.

“What got me upset was the fact that there are some things people talk about but they are not able to back it up with facts. When you say gender equality, the role of a man can never be de-emphasised to the role of a woman. That is why Hillary and Bill Clinton cannot be the president of the US at the same time. Bill Clinton had to teach her the grinds and she followed suit. The bible says that the man would love the woman and she would submit and respect the man. That position can never be overemphasised. I just wanted to drive some message home but later on, I felt it was not really worth it. When you have a bad mindset, there is no how another person can change it. My own position as a gender-based activist is not for the woman to be competing with the man but to complement him. In the scheme of things, the man would always be the head and the woman would be the neck. It does not mean that the woman cannot turn the head to whatever direction she feels like.”

I’m Not Sick - KSA Speaks On Death Rumour

King Sunny Ade (KSA) has addressed the rumours that filtered the internet earlier this week that he has passed on. According to the veteran singer, he is alive and healthy. He said the rumour has left him baffled while anyone will wake up and go to the press that he is dead. He said he actually performed at Tunji Braithwaite’s burial ceremony on Saturday which can be confirmed from people. If I was ill, I won’t be able to do that, he said.

“If I were in a hospital, I would say so. There wouldn’t have been any reason for me to lie. In fact, the hospital would also see me as a liar if I lied that I wasn’t admitted or sick. But the truth is that I have not been sick. I am hale and hearty,” he said while speaking with Saturday Beats.

Speaking about the rumour mongers, he said;

“Don’t mind them. But they can’t kill me. God will not allow anything to happen to me. I performed at Tunji Braithwaite’s burial on Saturday night and I wasn’t ill. I am just coming from Oba Awujale’s palace in Ijebu Ode as you are talking to me. I am very healthy.
“I am not on Facebook, so I didn’t even read the story. It was friends that called me to tell me about what they read. I still pray for those who started the rumour. I don’t look for enemies and I don’t have any enemy,” he said.

Sad! Cameroonian Footballer Dies On Pitch In Romania

This is really really sad. Cameroon midfielder and International player, Patrick Ekeng is dead. He died after collapsing during a match in Romania.

Cristian Pandrea, a spokesman for Floreasca Emeregency Hospital in Bucharest, said doctors tried for an hour to resuscitate the Dinamo Bucharest and Cameroon midfielder but failed.

He said the cause of death is not yet known, but local media said the 26-year-old had a heart attack.

The match between Dinamo and Viitorul Constanta was tied at 3-3 and being broadcast live when Ekeng fell to the ground in the 69th minute, seven minutes after he went on as a substitute.

Mercy Aigbe & Adaeze Yobo Slay In Swankyjerry Monochrome Tshirt Dress

See that of Mercy Aigbe after the cut.

A Group Of Students Win The Right To Wear 'DUMP TRUMP' Shirts To School After They Were Ordered To Take Them Off

A group of students at Newport Harbor High School in southern California wore 'Dump Trump' t-shirts to school on Friday, a week after administrators ordered them to take the shirts off.

The group of 10 mostly Hispanic students was told by the administration last week that it was for their own protection, since pro-Trump students at the school had issued threats.

In addition to the bullying, the students say racist messages like 'wetbacks' and 'go back to Mexico' have been graffitied with chalk throughout the campus recently.

After they came to school last Friday wearing the shirts, they were called one by one into the principal's office and asked to take them off.

Watch: Linda Ejiofor & IBK’s Sizzling Office Romance Scene In ‘8 Bars And A Clef’

Here is a teaser of a  hot scene from upcoming movie ‘8 Bars and a Clef’ with co-stars IBK Spaceship Boi and Linda Ejiofor who play love interests Victor E and Vanessa.

8 Bars and a Clef hits cinemas across Nigeria in June. Watch!

NDLEA Arrests Female Corps Member With Indian Hemp, As She Says She Is Ashamed Of Herself

The Sokoto State Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Friday arrested a female Youth Corps member currently serving in Zamfara with nine kilogrammes of Indian hemp. The Commandant of the agency in the  state, Alhaji Mohammed Idris, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto.

Idris said the suspect was serving in Gumi local Government area of Zamfara and was arrested along Sokoto-Gusau Road in Sokoto. He said the suspect had confessed that she was initiated into the business by a fellow corps member.

He said the suspect had boarded a luxury bus from Onitsha in Anambra, to Sokoto, from where she would board another bus to Gumi in Zamfara, when she was arrested at a check point in Sokoto.

Nicki Minaj Assures Meek Mill Of Her Love On His Birthday, Gifts Him A Rolex Wristwatch

Although their relationship has been under speculation since his house arrest, Nicki Minaj has now proved to the world that she is his ride or die chick. How cute!

Shina Peller, Olamide, Adebola Williams & Many More Celebs Attend Freeze’s 40th Birthday Party

We told you Freeze clocked 40 yesterday and he had a mild celebration where most of his collegues and celebrity friends came out to celebrate him. Shina Peller, Olamide, Olumaintain, Omotola and husband, Ay Comedian, Ramsey, our very reserved star Adebola Williams and a host of others all joined him to party with him. See more photos after the cut.

Tension In NFF Headquarters As Police Arrests Chris Giwa

The crisis rocking the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) took a new dimension yesterday,  as police stormed the Glass House in Abuja to arrest Chris Giwa.

Accompanied by all his board members, with the exception of Obinna Ogba, Giwa stormed the NFF Secretariat, saying he had come to take over the leadership of the football body. But the police prevented him from gaining access to the main building, before whisking him away to Wuse zone 3 police station in the federal capital territory.

Giwa had earlier told journalists that he will take over the leadership of the federation on Monday.

“My coming here is to confirm the ruling of the court that we got on April 8, 2016. It has been in the news, getting to one month today, that we got a ruling from the high court in Jos restoring all the orders granted to us sometimes in 2014 after we relisted the case. The ruling gave me the permit and the right to be here today. I didn’t come in here with police; as you are aware, policemen have been here to do their duty of guarding the premises. By the grace of God, by Monday I am going to address the press here (NFF secretariat),” he said.

Blac Chyna Spoted For The First Time After Baby News

Blac Chyna has been pictured in public for the first time following her and Rob Kardashian’s baby news bombshell.

The mum-of-one was seen with a pal at a petrol station in Los Angeles shortly after she revealed she was expecting her first child with sock designer Rob.

The make-up free star, who was wearing a pink baseball cap, failed to raise a smile as she sat in the driver’s seat chatting on her phone.

Photos: Saint West Makes First public Appearance In Cuba

The baby boy, born December 5, was seen for the first time in public being carried by his daddy Kanye West during the family's trip to Cuba.

The five-month-old was dressed all in white and snuggled up to his rapper father who cradled him in both hands as he carried him from a car into a hotel.

Friday, May 6, 2016

EFCC Storms Fani-Kayode’s House As Ex-Minister Says He Now Leaves Them To God

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have stormed the home of former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode. Fani is to answer questions on allegations that he received N840m from the Director of Finance, Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation, Senator Nenadi Usman.

He had already cried out yesterday saying he suspects the commission wanted to humiliate him publicly, by so doing have refused to send him an invitation to appear before them.

But today he got an invitation from them which he openly confessed he received and was ready to meet with them on Monday. But not too long ago, he came back online; his official Facebook page saying officials of the commission has surrounded his home because they want him detained so badly and couldn’t wait till Monday. He said;

“Today the EFCC invited me to come to their office on Monday. I have their letter. I agreed to be there. Now they have surrounded my house. “The letter of invitation was served this morning and it was dated 6th May. They said I should report on the 9th. “Can someone please tell me why they are at my gate? They can’t even wait because they want to detain me so badly and keep me away for the weekend. “I never refused their invitation. Why all this? I leave them to God.”

Update: The officials have now left his house without him. He announced this 10mins ago online.

Photo: Buhari Signs 2016 Budget Into Law

Finally, President Mohammadu Buhari has assented to the 2016 Appropriation Bill, giving way for full implementation of the budget. The signing took place this afternoon at the presidential Villa, Abuja as seen in the photo.

Asisat Oshoala Lovely In New Photos

The Super Falcons and Arsenal player released these cute photos showing another side of herself. See more after the cut.

Transgender Teenager Gives Birth To Baby Girl After Starting Male Hormone Therapy To Become A Man

A transgender teen who started undergoing male hormone treatment discovered two months into the process that he was pregnant. Henry Steinn, 19, had already started living as a man when he found out he was carrying his boyfriend Thorir Leo Petursson's child .

The couple, who have since welcomed a girl, had not planned the baby but were delighted to start a family together.

They have been dating since Valentine's Day 2015 and had been friends for a long while before that, living together in the small community of Arskogssandur, in northern Iceland, which has just 200 residents.

Fifa Rankings: Nigeria Remain 67th In The World, 14th In Africa

Nigeria remained unmoved at number 67 in the latest Fifa rankings for the month of May released on Thursday. The three-time African champions were adjudged the same rank in the world according to the ranking released in April 2016.

The Eagles are now the 14th best African side behind Algeria, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal, Egypt, Cape Verde, Tunisia, Congo DR, Guinea, Congo, Cameroon, Morocco and Mali.

Anti Trump Republicans Plan To Raise Independent Candidate

Donald Trump’s emergence as the last man standing in the Republican presidential race has prompted his critics inside the party to intensify their search for a candidate they could back as a serious third-party alternative.

Political operatives are courting donors, calling potential candidates and developing legal contingency plans for overcoming onerous ballot qualification laws.

“This is as much as anything a battle for the future of American party politics,” said Republican strategist Joel Searby, who is working with conservative writer Bill Kristol, among others, on an effort to identify a third-party candidate to run in the Nov. 8 presidential election.

Colombian Family Name Child "Leicester David" In Honour Of New Premier Premier League Champions

Leicester City have earned millions of fans across the world over the last year and a half through their remarkable rise from the bottom of the Premier League to winning an unlikely title.

The remarkable exploits of Claudio Ranieri's men have proved an inspiration across the globe, with the club becoming big in Thailand, Italy, USA and beyond.

And one family in Colombia has opted to pay homage to the English side's achievement in a peculiar way. In a nod to the Foxes, a child in the South American country has already been registered under the name Leicester David.

Ayiri Emami Clears The Air On Majek Fashek,Says He Is No Longer With Me

Billionaire and socialite Ayiri Emami has spoken about his relationship with troubled musician, Majek Fashek saying though he loves the artiste, but he is no longer under his care.

Ayiri  who is believed by many to be taken care of the musician till now said, he actually got compassion for Majek when he heard his story and placed him at a rehab home in Abuja.

I wanted him to relax in warri for sometime after his rehabilitation, but against my wish and that of the doctors he left the rehab home, went back to Lagos and started doing music. Everything he needed was provided for him. He wanted to be signed onto my record label but i told him no, so people won’t say that was why i picked him up to help him, but I assured him I will get him a good record label and a manager who would take care of him, but soon after that he went to Lagos the minute I left Nigeria for a short trip. I even wanted to buy him a car, do many things for him. As i speak he is no longer under my care, the billionaire explained.

23-Year-Old Arrested For Dropping Human Head On The Road

The police in Lagos State have arrested a 23-year-old suspected cultist, Idris Adebayo, who confessed to have dropped the head of a rival cult member on the Old Apapa Road, in the Oyingbo area of the state.

Adebayo, who said he put the head in a polythene bag, added that the victim was killed by his gang members and the head dumped by the roadside because he came to visit his girlfriend in their territory.

Punch Metro had reported on October 15, 2015, that some hoodlums at the Olokodana Junction of the road dropped a severed head.

Notorious Bida Poly Lecturer Who Rapes Female Student Finally Caught In The Act

The Federal Polytechnic, Bida, has suspended a lecturer in the Department of Public Administration for allegedly raping an ND1 student in the department. A Punch correspondent gathered that the lecturer was caught in the act.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Niger State Police Command, Bala Elkana, confirmed the incident, adding that the culprit would remain in police custody pending the completion of investigation.

Elkana said the victim had been receiving treatment at the school medical centre.

After Child Paternity Mess, Actor Big Val Secretly Weds In US, Speaks On Marriage

After his child’s paternity mess, actor Big Val Jokotade has secretly wedded another woman. It will be recalled that the actor and an actress were the talk of the town when the actress came out to talk about how he impregnated her and dumped her when she stopped spending money on him. Most of you know the story was a big mess then, because they were in the news for about two weeks.

Well Bigval has moved on and says he just married the love of his life, a US citizen he met last year. Hear him;

“We met last year and we got talking before we fell in love with each other. We actually prayed about it and our families met. Now, we are married. We started dating since last year, almost a year now. Her attitude and meekness got me attracted to her in the first place. She is a well-trained woman who is very religious with the fear of God which is the most important thing on earth. When you meet a partner that fears GOD, you should be rest assured of a happy home. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. She is from Ijebu Mushin, Ogun State and the first born of her family.

Aww OAP Freeze Clocks 40!!!

The OAP who is a year older today, May 6th, 2016 turns 40. He wrote; It's 1am, Friday 6th May, the big 40's here! Thank you JESUS!

Do I Send My Newly Employed House Help Back? Help...

Dear ladun, please help me share this with my fellow sisters. I am a working class lady with a three year old daughter and a 5 months pregnancy.

I have employed two house helps in the last eight months and tired of people counting for me. I recently employed another one after weeks of waiting but boy oh boy, she is very lazy. She must have chosen the job because the pay was good. She started work with me on Monday and my daughter resumed school on Tuesday, but it is like i still do all the house chores.

I know she needs time to understand my routine and get things done to my satisfaction, but I don’t think anyone needs to tell a 24-year old lady how to sweep the floor and make it clean. She has been unable to wash my daughter’s clothes well, and i wonder what she would be able to do. I don’t want to take your time, but this is my question. Do i just send her back this weekend before she stays a month and my neighbours start counting them for me. I am not a lazy person but my job gives me little time which i like to spend with my daughter and husband. Take for instance i leave home everyday by 5am.

Oh Dear! Empress Njamah Posts Some Throwback Photos Of Rukky Sanda

I think it’s not fair, honestly tho she might mean no harm but her followers never saw it this way. Instead of them complementing the poster (Empress herself) they went in on Rukky Sanda. Most of them wanted to know why she went from dark skin to a half-caste, while some said they were waiting for her to deny she never bleached her skin again and so on....

 And if you ask us back here too, we wouldn’t believe it was the actress if she had not tagged her and even told her if she remembered the days the photos were taken. Another photo below...

Super Eagles Player, Onazi Ogenyi Set To Wed. SEE Pre-Wedding Photos

Super Eagles and Italian team S.S. Lazio player, Onazi Ogenyi is set to wed. The 23-year old released his pre-wedding photoshoot announcing he would be tying the knot woth the love of his life, Sandra Ogunsuyi on the 1th of June.

The photos were taken by Allesandro Para and were shot in Rome, Italy, where the footballer is based. More photos after the cut.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Remember The Mexican Policewoman Sacked For Taking A Topless 'Selfie' In Uniform? She Is Now A Stripper

A Mexican policewoman sacked for posing for a topless 'selfie' in her uniform that went viral has told of how her marriage is in crisis over her new found fame. Nidia Garcia revealed how her husband isn't speaking to her, and her family were left speechless by the pictures - as she is now working as a stripper since leaving the police force.

Nidia, told MailOnline: 'The photo wasn't taken for my husband. And he was so disgusted that I had been capable of letting another man take such photos that he left the house. I told him that if he wanted to leave, then he should go. Now, as I am beginning to perform as a stripper, he is pretending none of it is going on,' she said.

Nidia revealed the topless photo inside a police vehicle while on duty were taken a year ago as part of a 'funny game' she was playing with her patrol partner. Continue...

N'Delta Militants Blow Up Chevron Valve Platform, As Company Keeps Mum

Militants in the Niger Delta region have continued their onslaught on oil installations in the area with the blowing up of the Chevron Valve Platform in Abiteye, Warri North council area of Delta State.

The incident it was gathered occurred at about 10:40pm on Wednesday.

Though the company’s Public Affairs Manager, Deji Haastrup could not be reached for comments on the incident, an official of the Department of Security Services, DSS who spoke on anonymity, confirmed the incident adding that the platform was totally destroyed with the use of dynamites.

The security source further hinted that the platform is a major connecting point where all other platforms link up and serves as a fulcrum to chevron BOP and the Chevron Tank farm thereby halting all operations of the company in the region.

I Caught My Wife In Bed N3ked With Her Supposed Brother, Man Tells Lagos Court

A 40-year-old man, Mr Sunday Oladipupo, has asked an Orile Agege Customary Court in Lagos to dissolve his marriage with Bukola over alleged adulterous behaviour by his wife.

”I caught my wife in bed with her supposed brother, I want a divorce, ” Oladipupo, a driver, told the court on Thursday. The complainant lives at 7, Nmbosi Avenue, AIT Road, Alakuko, a suburb of Lagos told the court.

“I caught my wife red-handed with a man she introduced to me as her brother, they were both naked and in the act.

“She pushed me to beating her because I always feel jealous anytime I see her with another man. Before I kill her and myself, it is better we part ways,” he said.