Saturday, August 6, 2016

Niger Delta Militants Threaten To Retaliate On Muslims If Boko Haram Attack Churches

A militant group, Niger Delta Revolutionary Crusaders (NDRC) in Niger Delta has threatened to launch attacks on Mosques and Muslims in the state if Boko Haram insurgents attack Christians and churches in the country as stated by the terror group’s new leader Abu Masab el-Barnawi, on Wednesday.

The NDRC, in a statement issued on Saturday, and signed by WOI Izon-Ebi, said:

We want to alert Nigerians and the world that the Islamization plot has been proven by the Boko Haram new leader Abu Masab el Barnawi that their new mission is to kill all Christians and burn down all churches. But, we want to warn them that we, the Niger Delta youths, in this 21st century will not accept killing of innocent Christians or burning of churches. That if they try it in the north or any part of Nigeria, we the Niger Delta youths will not see any Muslim or mosque in the Niger Delta.

Tyga Gives Kylie A $200K Mercedes For Her 19th Birthday

Better boyfriend things!..After gifting her a $320,000 Ferrari on her 18th birthday, Tyga has once again proved he's drunk in love as he gave his girlfriend, Kylie Jenner, a $200,000 Mercedes-Benz Maybach as an early present for her upcoming 19th birthday.

The rapper, 26, shared photos of the luxurious black car - topped with an oversize red gift bow on Snapchat.

I Never Attended PDP Convention & I Won't Be Returning To The Party- Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has restated his last year exit from the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) to become an elder statesman, saying he left the party when it was still alive.

Obasanjo said having announced his exit from partisan politics publicly, it is unthinkable and preposterous for anybody to contemplate that he would reverse himself and returned to a comatose PDP.

The ex–Chairman, Board of Trustee(BoT) of PDP made this known to reporters in Abeokuta, today in a presss release.  According to him, Obasanjo attended farmers’ event at the Shehu Musa Yar’adua Centre organised by the Commodities Association Stakeholders on “Zero Hunger Nigeria” and not for any PDP event. Continue...

Flooding: NEMA Warns Communities Along River Niger To Evacuate

The National Emergency Management Agency has advised communities, along the River Niger to evacuate immediately to safer grounds over the likelihood of floods that may occur any moment from now.

The Director General of NEMA, Muhammad Sani-Sidi, who gave the advice said the agency received alerts of the flood from information given by authorities in the Republic of Niger that the present water level in the river had reached a point that might result in the flood that could be compared with the unfortunate experience of 2012.

He further said the level of water in all the hydrological monitoring stations across the country, as at Friday, August 5, had already reached alarming values requiring prompt and coordinated action of all governments and stakeholders.

Buhari Can't Be Blamed For Mistake Of 16 Years- Emir

The Emir of Katsina, Dr. Abdul-Mummuni Kabir, has urged Nigerians to stop castigating President Muhammad Buhari over the economic challenges facing the country. Kabir said this during inauguration of a book on family lineage of late chief Imam of Kano  Muhammad Zaharaddeen, today in Katsina.

“It has come to our knowledge that some disgruntled people are castigating President Buhari and blaming the economic problems of the country on him. The President cannot solve the economic blunder committed in 16 years within one year.

“President Buhari needs some time to marshal plans that will solve the several challenges facing the country”, he said.

NNPC Fixs N150 Per Litre As Official Price Of Kerosene

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) says the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has fixed N150 per litre as the official depot price of kerosene.

Alhaji Tokunbo Korodo, the South-West Chairman of the union, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos today.

“The NNPC has fixed N150 per litre as the new depot price of kerosene and has directed all its depots and private depot to comply with the directive. This did not include the transportation of the product or several levies and bank interests paid by marketers.

“Consequently, marketers will now add all these expenses to the depot price to arrive at N190, N200 or N220 depending on their locations. The advantage of this is that it will open door for more marketers to commence importation of kerosene just like petrol,’’ he said.

Photos: Iheoma Nnadi & Emenike Step Out As A Couple

The Lovebirds who recently confirmed their relationship on social media after playing hide and seek, attended a friend's wedding today. The footballer shared the photos on his page and wrote:
Wedding reception with my Special.. 👑❤️". Another photo below...

Kevin Hart Set To Marry Fiancé On Monday

Kevin Hart is about to tie the knot. The comedian is marrying fiancé Eniko Parrish on Monday after a two-year engagement.

Hart proposed to Parrish on her 30th birthday back in August 2014.

Hart, 37, previously commented on his Aug. 8 wedding date when the couple first booked it.

“That's right, ladies. I've got to put this chocolate in the freezer,” he joked to Entertainment Tonight.

Breaking: Man ‘Yelling Allahu Akbar’ Attacks Cops With Machete In Belgium

Two police officers have been stabbed with a machete by a man shouting ‘allahu akbar’, Belgian media has reported. The cops, including one female officer were attacked outside a police station in the city of Charleroi this afternoon. She is believed to be seriously injured with wounds to the face.

A source said: “She was rushed to hospital and is in a particularly bad way.”

Reports emerging from the scene indicates the attacker was “neutralised” by a third officer. Witnesses reported hearing gunshots near the station around 4pm. Belgian police confirmed the attacker is still alive but in a serious condition after being shot.

Police in Charleroi tweeted: “Two police officers injured by machete in front of police by someone shouting Allah Akkbar. Individual was shot but is alive.” So sad.

I Never Attacked Buhari, I Only Stated The Obvious– Mbaka

Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, on Saturday advised President Muhammadu Buhari against marginanisation of any part of the country in his appointments.

In the statement by his media aide, Mr. Maximus Ugwuoke, in response to media reports that the cleric attacked the President in a recent message, where he lamented the level of hunger and hardship in the country, Mbaka said that he only admonished the President against marginalising parts of the country in his appointments.

The statement reads, “Fr. Mbaka equally advised the President on being careful about how he appoints people to prominent positions, so that no region will appear marginalised, as happened in Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation board and charged the President to make sure that those around him are not misguiding him.....

Prices Of Food Items Rise At Lagos Market

According to Vanguard, the prices of commodities like imported rice, maize, beans, palm oil, sorghum and others have continued to rise at the Mile 12 Market in Lagos. This is reflected in the commodity index update, prepared by Novus Agro Nigeria Ltd, an agro-based firm.

According to the index, a 50kg bag of imported rice currently selling at N16,857 was sold for N14,800 last week, thus recording a whopping N2,057 increase.

Miss Avaado Gaadi, Enumeration specialist at the firm, told pressmen earlier that increase in the price of imported rice was as a result of restrictions on imported commodities.

Gaadi said that the restriction was to uphold the Federal Government’s drive to diversify the economy, through promoting consumption of locally-produced commodities. Continue...

Two Chinese Abducted By Unknown Gunmen In Nasarawa

The Nasarawa state police command says two Chinese attached to West African Polaris Investment have been kidnapped in Agada village, Nasarawa.

Police Public Relations Officer Ismail Noman disclosed in Lafia that, XJieng AI Jung, 50 and Wenso Ping, 45, were ambushed by unknown gunmen at about 2.28p.m. on the their way to Abuja.

He said that although the gunmen, wielding sophisticated weapons, were still at large, the police had begun investigation to track them.

Ebube Nwagbo Shows Off Hourglass Figure In New Photos

Looking good...

Hundreds Of Mothers In Philippines Take To The Streets To Breastfeed Their Children Over Awareness

Filipino mothers have bared their chests in an event to promote and raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding.

Around 500 breastfeeding mothers attended the 'Hakab Na! 2016' event in Pasig City, east of Manila, today. The fourth annual event of 'Hakab', which means to cling tightly to the body, was organised by non-government organisation Breastfeeding Pinays.

Mothers proudly breastfed their children while holding up signs such as 'breast is best', 'new generation mums love breastfeeding' and 'breastfeeding is nation building'.

Victoria Beckham Shows Her Slim Frame In Daring Blue Jumpsuit

The 42-year-old fashion mogul wore a midnight blue culotte jumpsuit that displayed her slender ankles as she strutted her stuff in NYC yesterday. She is always a slayer tho.

Oge Okoye's Daughter Also Turns Six

The actress shared the photo of her daughter as she turns 6 today. She shares the same day with Basket Mouth's daughter who turns 5. Below is how the actress wished her daughter a happy birthday.

Amber Rose Makes Shocking S3x Confession Amid Fears She’s ‘Bad In Bed’

Amber Rose stunned viewers across America yesterday night with one of her most shocking comments so far that she fears she’s bad in bed.

Kanye West’s ex, who is famed for flashing the flesh in X-rated outfits, revealed the intimate details of her sex life during the latest episode of the Amber Rose Show.

She told guest Kandi Burruss: “Listen, Kandi — men are so scared of me.

“I literally will go out on a date, and a guy’s like this [holds up her trembling hand], shaking. They’re f–king scared of me — they’re terrified of me.”

PDP Chairmanship: Bode George Picks Nomination Form

Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in South-west, Olabode George has picked the party's chairmanship nomination form.

Chief George obtained a nomination form to contest for the office of the National Chairman of the party during the party's National Convention which would take place on the 17th of August in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The party had on Thursday zoned the position to the South-west.

Other contenders for the chairmanship position are a former governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, former governorship candidate of the party in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, former Education Minister, Professor Tunde Adeniran and Senator Bode Olajumoke.

Fayose Kept On Raising False Allegations Against Me - Aisha Buhari Insists

Mrs Aisha Buhari who is currently on a week visit to the United States of America has spoken in an interview with the Hausa service of the Voice of America, VOA on why he sued Ayo Fayose.

According to the wife of the president, she sued Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, because he attacked her for no reason, while also raising false allegations against her. She said Mr. Fayose had been insulting her and the president since during the 2015 campaign.

“At the time, he was not the only one insulting us, but people felt that it was just campaign,” Mrs. Buhari said.

“After the election, which we won and they lost, everyone else moved on except him and he extended his insults to me. I did not run for president. I am a married woman and I have never called his name. I never knew him. But as governor and chief executive, he kept insulting and raising false allegations against me, I have to respond and I decided to go to court.

More Racy Photos Of Orlando Bloom & Katy Perry At The Beach

The 39-year-old actor and the singer were once again caught in their cheeky beach holiday antics and they couldn't seem to get enough of each other. See more below...

SEE Outfit Nigerian Team Should Have Worn For Rio Opening Ceremony

Apparently, this is what the Nigerian team at the Rio Olympics should have worn for the opening parade. You like?

Awww..Mother's Love! Gorilla Cradles Her 2-Week Old Baby

These heartwarming pictures capture a tender moment between a gorilla and her baby - who can't seem to decide whether she is hungry or tired.

The adorable images were captured at Moscow Zoo, in Russia, and show 21-year-old gorilla Kira proudly cradling her two-week-old baby.

The pictures show the youngster, who has not yet been named, nursing while in her mother's arms and then yawning before presumably going for a nap.

Br3less Kendall Jenner Steps Out For Family Lunch (Photos)

The 20-year-old arrived at Woodland hills in a very thin nude coloured sleeveless dress to a family lunch with her family as they met with some survivors of gun violence yesterday.

Rio: Nigeria Wore Tracksuits At Opening Ceremony Because Their Outfits Were Not Ready

According to a Sports Illustrated senior writer covering Rio Olympics, Alexander Wolff, the Nigerian team at the Rio Olympics didn't get their outfits on time and had to wear their tracksuits for the opening parade. Can u imagine? lol, what he said below...

Newspaper Post Side-By-Side Obituaries Of Same Man, One From His Wife & The Other His Girlfriend

A New Jersey man was so loved, he had two competing obituaries when he passed away Tuesday - one from his wife and another from his girlfriend.

Leroy B. Black, of Egg Harbor Township, died Tuesday from lung cancer due to fiberglass exposure, his obituary said. He was 55.

Yet in announcing funeral arrangements in the Press of Atlantic City, there were two different obituaries for him. On the top one, Black is survived by his 'loving wife, Bearetta Harrison Black.'

In the next one, he is survived by his 'long-time girlfriend, Princess Hall.'

Snoop Dogg And Wiz Khalifa Concert Cancelled In Between As 42 People Get Hurt

At least 42 people were injured when a railing collapsed during a Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa concert on Friday night.

The two hip hop stars were performing at the BB&T Pavilion in New Jersey as part of the Merry Jane Presents Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa: The High Road Tour when a railing collapsed causing dozens of fans to fall several feet on to the concrete floor.

The incident happened around 10.30pm leading to shouts from the stage as Wiz and Snoop were calling for the audience to “stand up” at the time.

The Black and Yellow star and Snoop had reportedly just reached a secondary stage before the large portion of railing collapsed towards the centre of the Camden venue. Snoop and Wiz Khalifa were escorted off stage by security as fans were helped from the crush.

Basket Mouth & Wife Shower Praises On Daughter As She Turns 5

The couple are celebrating their daughter turning 5 today. Here’s what mom and dad wrote to her.

And she turned 5 today, I wish you great health, wisdom, long life, favor and wealth.Daddy loves you Janelle.

Her mum wrote:

It's my babyyyyyyyyy's birthday!!!!!!!!!!!      All hail my princess     Girl after my heart,mama loves you like crazy.....May God's blessings be upon u forever     #myLilDarling#myBirthdayPrincess

EFCC Seizes N872m Houses From Ex-Minister, Son

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has seized four houses worth N872 million from a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Sen. Bala Mohammed, and his son, Shamsudeen Bala.

The ex-minister is also under investigation on alleged fictitious contracts of about N1billion, allocation of 12 choice plots worth billions of naira and 37 other commercial plots of land worth about N8 billion to his suspected front named Tariq Hammoud as well as the controversial N1 trillion Abuja land swap.

More than 16 companies linked with fictitious contracts awarded by Bala had been under surveillance and their owners grilled by EFCC, The Nation reports.

Oh Dear! Nigerians Find Humour In Everything

I just love us, we are happy people and the photo looks more like it, looooool.

Aneke Twins Sing Praises Of Themselves As They Turn A Year Older

The twins are a year older today and they both took to their respective IG pages to wish one another a happy birthday. We particularly love their choice of words. God bless the girls! What they said below and ofcourse more photos...

Members Accuse Priest Of Corruption

The age-long crisis rocking the Sapele Anglican Diocese in Delta State on Friday assumed a frightening dimension as members of the church insisted on the removal of Bishop Blessing Erifeta.

Last weekend, soldiers attached to the pipeline facilities in Sapele were alleged to have injured some protesting women and youths of the church, calling on Erifeta to step down on the ground of alleged corruption, maladministration and high-handedness.

Two women said to have been injured by the JTF were reported to have been in a critical state of health at the Sapele Central Hospital.

I Have Zero Tolerance For Corruption, New Bauchi CP Warns Officers

The new Commissioner of Police in Bauchi State, Haliru Gwandu, has warned officers of the Nigeria Police Force in the state to shun extortion, bribery and corruption in the discharge of their duties.

He gave the warning during a familiarisation meeting with officers of the Command held at the Police Officers Mess in Bauchi.

He told the officers that the era of zero tolerance has come, hence the need for them to shun all corrupt acts, warning that anyone caught will face the full wrath of the law.

He said: “This era won’t tolerate corruption. Wherever you find yourself, the issue of corruption, bribery and extortion should not be there. If you are apprehended, you are on your own. It is time for attitudinal change in everything. In fact, policemen are supposed to lead this crusade.”

Dark Skinned Actresses Are More Favoured In Nollywood- Chelsea Eze

Strange, but Chelsea says, dark skinned actresses are more favoured in Nollywood in a way. The actress said her skin colour has worked against her several times with producers saying she is too ‘yellow’ and if some have to use her, the makeup artiste on set makes her look dark. Here’s what she said to Ademola Olonilua when asked if her complexion has ever worked against her.

Yes. There have been some projects that I was supposed to be involved in but I was told that I am too light skinned for the part. I remember when Kunle Afolayan wanted to do the cast for Figurine, I asked him if I could come for auditions but he told me that I am too ‘yellow’. There are some characters you need to play but you have to be dark skinned. I have had cases where I have to play some certain character and the make-up artiste makes me look very dark. Sometimes my complexion does not always favour me but I will not change my skin hue for any reason.

Faze Speaks On Buying Fake Designer Clothes, Tips On Knowing The Original

Singer Faze has admitted he once bought a fake designer cloth and never knew until he wore it for a performance. He however said he has learnt his lessons and now look well before buying. He also gave his fans some tips to watch out for when trying to purchase good quality clothes.

Have you ever bought a designer wear before only to discover later that it was fake?
Yes, I have. And I must say it was a painful thing to experience, especially when you don’t get value for your money on the things you buy. That could have happened because I was in a hurry to shop that day, so I did not have enough time to check the wear properly. It was a shop I wasn’t used to. Continue...

I’m Used To Negative Comments & I Actually Don’t Care What Fans Think- Uche Ogbodo

Uche Ogbodo has said she is used to negative comments and do now care about what people think. The actress and mother of one had earlier in the week posted a photo of herself with a ‘funny’ makeup, but said she had no say in the makeup because she did it for a runway and that was what the organizers wanted. But fans who didn’t really know the motive of the makeup went in on her and called her all sorts of unprintable names. Uche however says, the life she lives puts food on her table, and she cares less about what fans think if they don’t understand her job. Below is what she told Saturday Beats...

Pictured! Milian, Four Nigerians Arrested For Drugs Hidden In Kano

A haul of codeine and Tramadol hidden in warehouses in Kano State has been recovered by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, while a Malian and four Nigerians were arrested in connection with the psychotropic drugs.

The two drugs remain the most commonly abused narcotics by youths in the northern part of the country, the NDLEA had revealed.

The agency’s spokesperson, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju, said on Friday that 2,592kgs of codeine and 1,988kgs of Tramadol were recovered from five secret warehouses located within the metropolis by officers of the Kano State command.

Photos From Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony

Rio's Olympic Games have officially begun after the opening ceremony took place, featuring elaborate light display and carnival lights.

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen dazzled on stage. Although some where furious at the money being spent during Brazil's worst recession in recent years which resulted to protests outside the stadium.

Fireworks erupted from the stadium while hundreds of samba dancers paraded through the stadium in carnival-style. See more photos below...

13 Killed In Fire At A Birthday Party In France

Atleast 13 people have reportedly been killed at a birthday party for young people in France last night.

Six more were injured during the horrific incident in Rouen, after fire ravaged a bar in the capital of the French region of Normandy.

The victims were between 18 and 25-years-old according to Paris Normandie . Firefighters were called out to the blaze at around 1am this morning, at the Cuba Libre bar in Seine Maritime.

The bodies were taken to the University Hospital but they have yet to be identified. The fire was allegedly caused by an accidental explosion on site. Authorities however expect the death toll to rise due to various injuries sustained by the youths.

World's Shortest Couple Set To Tie The Knot

The 'world's shortest couple' - with a combined height of just 5ft 10in are set to tie the knot.

Standing just 34.8in tall, Paulo Gabriel da Silva Barros, popped the question to 35.2in girlfriend, Katyucia Hoshino in front of their closest friends at a sushi restaurant in their hometown of Itupeva, Brazil .

The 30-year-old has diastrophic dysplasia dwarfism while 26-year-old Katyucia has achondroplasia dwarfism .

But while the pair are short of stature, they say their love for one another grows bigger by the day.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Ex- Eaglets' Defender Peter Ogaba Dies

Peter Ogaba, a former Nigerian International is dead, the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF has said.

NFF stated on its twitter handle, that Ogaba, 42 who was the coach of Abuja based City Strikers died at his residence in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT after a brief illness.

While describing the death of the player as a shock, NFF noted that Ogaba is famous for being the youngest Nigerian player at the FIFA U-20 World Cup hosted by Saudi Arabia in 1989 where Nigeria lost in the final to eventual winners, Portugal.

NFF Picks Gernot Rohr As Super Eagles Coach

The Nigeria Football Federation has selected a German, Gernot Rohr to manage the Super Eagles. The NFF President Amaju Pinnick confirmed the development to Punch.

The NFF boss confirmed that the German who is currently working on development programmes for the German Football Federation is expected to arrive in Nigeria on Saturday.

He is also expected to be in Lagos on Sunday where he would be at the stands to watch the league match between Ikorodu United and Sunshine Stars.

AU Election: Jonathan Leaves Nigeria

Former President Goodluck Jonathan today departed Nigeria for Zambia as head of the AU Election Observer mission.

According to the photos of his departure posted on Facebook by a former aide, Reno Omokri, Jonathan was air-lifted by one of the Nigeria Air Force planes. See more photos below....

EFCC Arrests 3 FAAN Officials For N100m Fraud

The EFCC has arrested a level six accounts officer at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Christy Olabode, for an alleged fraud of N100 million.

According to a statement from Mr Wilson Uwujaren, the commission`s Head of Media and Publicity, in Abuja today, the arrest was made on August 2nd.

The statement said that also arrested were her younger brother, Abdul-Shehu Obaze, of the commercial department of FAAN in Ilorin and Dominic Ojo, an IT officer at the headquarters in Lagos.

It said the arrest followed an anonymous petition, which indicated that she allegedly diverted the said sum by inserting names of non-FAAN staff into its payroll.

President Buhari Speaks On Zero Tolerance Of Herdsmen Attacks, Says Dollar To N197 Non-Discriminatory

These were tweeted this evening by Garba Shehu, the official spokesperson of the President, but you need to start reading it from the last tweet upwards. Don’t forget start from the last tweet so it makes more sense to you.

AYIF Tells Fayose To Apologise To Aisha Buhari Because She Has Been Vindicated By Visiting US

Following the visit of Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, to the United States of America, the Arewa Youth Integrity Forum (AYIF) has asked Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, to immediately apologise to Nigerians and the first family after he claimed Mrs Buhari was a fugitive from justice in the US over the Halliburton scandal.

While addressing journalists in Abuja, AYIF national president, Comrade Abubakar Ibrahim said;

“We pointed out this visit because of its significance to what had transpired earlier when Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose came up with his tales by moonlight in which he vigorously tried to mislead the public with claims that Mrs Buhari was a fugitive from justice in the US over the Halliburton scandal. Various persons that set the records straight that the wife of the President was not the same ‘Aisha Buhari’ mentioned in the court documents were ridiculed and bad mouthed.

Pelé Will Not Light The Flame At Olympics Opening Ceremony

Pelé will not light the flame at tonight's Olympics opening ceremony in Rio due to "physical frailty', a spokesman has confirmed. The legendary Brazilian footballer, 75, has written to the organising committee saying he cannot light the Olympic cauldron at the opening ceremony.

Widely regarded as the world's all-time greatest football player, Pelé played for Brazil in four consecutive World Cups between 1958 and 1970.

He was picked to perform the prestigious duty this evening, which has previously been carried out by other sporting superstars including Muhammad Ali and Cathy Freeman.

The sporting great has been suffering from muscle pains and had hip surgery earlier this year.