Saturday, December 17, 2016

Pope Francis Celebrates Low-Key 80th Birthday

Pope Francis celebrated a low-key 80th birthday on Saturday, sharing breakfast with eight homeless people before celebrating Mass with cardinals as greetings flowed in from around the world.

The pope chatted individually with each of the homeless guests. four Italians, two Romanians, a Moldovan and a Peruvian at the Vatican hotel where he resides, and shared Argentinian cakes with them before heading to Mass, the Vatican said.

The guests offered the pope a bouquet of sunflowers. They were invited from among those staying around St Peter's Square and at nearby showers for the homeless established by the pope's alms giver.

Oh Kanye Might Be Contesting For US Presidential Election In 2024

After meeting with US president elect, Donald Trump, Kanye tweeted this. Recall he said he will contest in 2020, but we guess he shifted it because of his friend- Trump. Imagine Kim being American first lady, the most powerful woman in the WORLD. We will just pray for Jesus to come. Noooo the world isn’t sane any more. The scriptures have started manifesting lol.

Man Calls Off Wedding When Bride Didn’t Agree To Swear She Won’t Sleep With Any Other Man Except Him

Oga ju...

Photos: Nigerian Man Says Holy Bible Is From The Devil

He made the revelation on his Facebook page and even said he tore the Holy book. What he wrote below... Btw, tomorrow is Sunday remember him in your prayers.

Zimbabwe's Ruling Party Endorses 92-Year Old Robert Mugabe For President

Zimbabwe's ruling party has endorsed 92-year-old President Robert Mugabe as its candidate in a national election scheduled for 2018.

The ZANU-PF party announced the endorsement Saturday at an annual conference in the southeast town of Masvingo. The party's youth wing even proposed that Mugabe should rule for life with broad powers.

In a speech Friday, Mugabe acknowledged that some people within the ruling party wanted him to quit and he warned officials to stop squabbling as a succession battle intensifies.

Mugabe has been in power since the southern African nation's independence from white minority rule in 1980.

Mom Sends In Photos Of Medication Wrongly Prescribed For Her Daughter

According to a mom, ‘this is how some hospitals kill’. She said, it’s not the first time her young child will be given a wrong dose, but because she always go through the leaflet of the drugs herself, it has saved a lot. Apparently, the child was supposed to take a certain dose once a day, but the doctor instead said three times a day.

Adorable Photos From Zahra's Wedding Reception

See more photos after the cut...

2baba Set To Raise N14m In 14 Days To Support IDP Camps In Nigeria

With only a few days to the end of 2016, music star, 2Baba is set to kick off a new project which will support Internally displaced persons in Nigeria.

The Project 14/14 as it has been tagged will see the iconic singer perform at several events between the 17th and 31st of December 2016 in a bid to raise 14 million Naira which will go into supporting six outstanding non-governmental organizations  who work tirelessly to support people living in Internally Displaced Persons Camps.

Project 14/14 is an initiative of the 2Face foundation in partnership with the Kudirat Initiative for Democracy KIND.

Who Agrees With Ayo Shonaiya?

Do you agree with him?

Idumota Trader, Others Win Big In On-Going Airtel Red Hot Promo

A Lagos trader, Kemi Shiwoku, has emerged winner in the on-going Airtel Red Hot Promo.
Shiwoku who was presented with a cheque of N1 million at the Airtel Expo Centre in Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island, Lagos, Wednesday (14th December, 2016), expressed surprise at her winning just as she was full of praise for the telecoms operator.

“In a time when Nigerians are facing hardship, Airtel has given me a reason to smile. Airtel Red Hot Promo has made 2016 my best year so far,”a delighted Shiwoku exclaimed.

Aside Shiwoku, a trader in popular Lagos market, Idumota, six Airtel customers were also presented with cash prizes of 100,000 each.

Oh The Blunder! Toke Makinwa Was Going To Type ''Make'' But Typed "Maje"

What a costly mistake....

Donald Trump Accuses China Of Stealing From US

Oh Dear! Nigerian Guy Asks God To Judge President Buhari On His 74th Birthday

What a wish!

Photos From The 74th Birthday Of President Buhari

From one occasion to another! The man who gave out his daughter yesterday had his own birthday celebration today. A march parade, release of 74 pigeons were part of the highlights of today's ceremony.  Happy birthday to him. See more photos below.

Woman Arrested For Torturing 4-Year Old Step Son With Hot Iron

Police have arrested a woman in Kaduna for allegedly torturing her four-year-old stepson. The woman, Amina Yakubu, is accused of frequently beating the boy, pouring cold water on him and abusing him with a hot pressing iron.

The boy, Al-amin Yakubu, lives with her at Kura Street Layin Aminu Kano Mando in Kaduna, after his father divorced his mother 10 months ago.

The case was reported to the police by a Kaduna-based civil society organizations, Arrida Relief Foundation of Nigerian. The suspect, in an interview at Mando police outpost, Kawo Division, said the boy was attacked by a dog.

Tekno Celebrates Birthday With Throwback Photo

The singer is a year older today and he posted a throwback photo of him to celebrate his special day.

Goodluck Jonathan Felicitates With Buhari As He Turns 74

The immediate past President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan has taken out time to congratulate President Buhari as the President turns 74 today. In a statement by his Media Adviser, Ikechukwu Eze, Jonathan said:

On the occasion of your 74th birthday, I write to congratulate and felicitate with you. I pray that this day meets you well and that there shall be many happy returns.

I also use this opportunity to congratulate you once more as your daughter, Zahra, is given away in marriage to Ahmed Indimi.

May God bless this union and may it bring joy to the couple and their families. Always wishing you the best.

Kidnapping In Ikotun/Igando Rises, Residents March To Ambode

A number of residents of White Sand Estate in Ikotun/Igando Local Government Area, Lagos have fled the community following invasion of kidnappers in the area.

Saturday Vanguard gathered that the invasion has become a regular phenomenon that kidnappers always have a field day on a daily basis and have so far kidnapped five people, living a threat that they will kidnap at least 150 residents.

As a result, scores of residents stormed the Lagos State Governors office, and House of Assembly Complex in Alausa, with messages of ‘Save Our Soul’ to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, of Lagos State.

Chapecoense survivor Alan Ruschel leaves hospital 18 days After Plane Crash

Alan Ruschel, a survivor of the Chapcoense air disaster, has been discharged from hospital 18 days after the tragic crash which killed 19 of his team-mates.

The Brazilian left back was seen leaving the Unimed hospital in Chapeco on Friday to cheers and applause from a waiting crowd, stepping out of his wheelchair before jumping into a car to depart. Ruschel is one of just six survivors of the plane crash that killed 71 people in Colombia last month. See another picture after the cut...

Gunmen Kill Five Female Airport Workers In Afghanistan

Unknown gunmen have killed at least 5 female workers of the Kandahar airport in Kandahar city earlier today, local officials have said.

The incident took place in the vicinity of the city as they were travelling towards the airport for their routine work.

According to reports, the female workers were performing security duties in the airport and belonged to a private security company.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Samim Khpolwak confirmed the incident and said the driver of the female workers was also shot dead. No group has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.

Today's Premier League Match Fixtures

The biggest TV drama series will continue today. Pace setters Chelsea will be away to Palace at the Selhurst Park, Boro will host Swansea while fumbling defending Champion will be away to Stoke.

Kanye West Named As MTV's Hottest Top MC In The Game

Despite the challenges Kanye still sits on top... lol

Donald Trump: My Administration Will 'Buy American & Hire American'

If you ain't an American you just might not be in the plans of President elect Donald J. Trump. The outspoken figure as made it clear, "my administration will follow two simple rules: buy American and hire American"

Not too much of good news for Nigerians, Africans and the world at large. No threats from Trump, it's only a reminder of his campaign promises, lol.

12-Year Old Reportedly Tries To Detonate Homemade Bomb At A Christmas Market In Germany

A 12-year-old boy is alleged to have attempted to explode a homemade bomb at a Christmas market in Germany. The device -- reported to be a nail bomb -- was reportedly destroyed by a police bomb squad after being found in the western German city of Ludwigshafen.

Prosecutors have reportedly said that the 12-year-old left a backpack containing bomb at the market but the device did not go off because the detonator apparently failed.

"I can confirm that we have started an investigation based on the discovery of a nail bomb in Ludwigshafen," federal prosecutor Stefan Biehl said.

According to reports, the boy has made a number of attempts at detonating the device on different occasions. The explosive device is said to have contained materials from fireworks and sparklers and was not capable of exploding.

NFF Releases Statement On How Much They Paid Super Falcons, Officials

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have announced how much the Super Falcons and officials were paid after receiving cash from the government.

A breakdown of the Super Falcons’ monies showed that each player got the sum of N5,494,500, less the sum of N600,000 that was earlier paid to each of the players at various times by the NFF.

The amount is at the rate of $17,900 (converted to Naira at the official rate of N305 to $1), plus the sum of N15,000 camp allowance and N20,000 transport allowance. All the monies were converted at the official rate of N305 to $1.

My Husband Is Not Polygamous In Nature- Olori Sekinat Elegushi

Olori Sekinat Elegushi is the wife of the Oba of Ikate land, Oba Saheed Elegushi. She recently turned 40 and had a chat with Nonye Ben –Nwankwo where she spoke about life at 40, what if her husband picks another wife and how they met. We hoever bring you the last two, lol.

Most Obas are usually polygamous, how would you handle such if the king decides to take more wives?

That is a very tricky question and I am not inclined to answer it (Laughter). But, I will tell you one thing; my husband is not polygamous by nature. And per adventure he decides to take more wives in the future, heaven will not fall. Life will go on.

You met the Oba when you were undergraduates, was it love at first sight?

It wasn’t love at first sight. I liked him when we met but I didn’t fall in love with him. He was all over me and was always following me all over the place. I wasn’t really enthusiastic about falling in love with him, but he was persistent. He refused to give up on me. With time, I took time to study his person and I fell in love with him. Continue...

Muma Gee Defends Self, Says I Was In Abuja To Work

After her actor husband Prince Eke called her out on IG saying she left their three months old baby at home to go to Abuja and has been spotted at different ckubs with different men, the singer has now come out to defend herself. According to her, she has an album which is due for release and she only went to Abuja to work. Her husband while reacting this week online wrote;

"This is not a cheap publicity, I am not washing my dirty linens in the public, neither do I want to invoke pity. How nice is it for a woman to abandon her 3 months old bay for 4 weeks and ran off to Abuja with God knows who and is being seen in Abuja at public joints and night clubs with different men. I really cant stomach it any longer and at this point the world should know for posterity sake."

Muma Gee’s words to Saturday Beats right after the cut.

Oh Dear! Seyi Law Recounts How He Was Crazy In Love With A Girl Who Never Appreciated Him

Hahahaha feel like singing a song, but the right song isn't coming. So Seyi Law was part of those boys that had it HARD with love. Oh good old Nigerian days when a girl will like a boy and will still form she isn't digging him. Oh dear. So your favourite comedian was a VICTIM.

The comedian while speaking about the craziest thing he has done for love in the past recounted the story and i must say, it's so hilarious because ofcus some of us can relate, lol. It was mad mad fun. Ladies do you remember? Some 10/12 years ago? 😛 lol. Read Seyi;s story...

“I stayed in Benin with my elder sister for a while and I was so much in love with the girl back then. It was during the time when you would be talking to a girl that you like her but she would not give you any response. Then I would go back home and begin to play Westlife songs and when I was done, I would move to Plantainshun Boys. I just finished secondary school during that period. Continue below...

My Girlfriend Must Be Beautiful- Korede Bello

In a chat with Saturday Beats, Korede Bello has disclosed that his girlfriend must be beautiful. The Mavin act who said he is single, however contradicted himself when he said, ‘If you follow me on my social media platforms, you would get to know who my girlfriend is very soon. When you see her, you would know’ His words;

“If you follow me on my social media platforms, you would get to know who my girlfriend is very soon. When you see her, you would know. I am still single but the thing that I look for in the opposite sex is honest and positive attitude. It does not really matter what the person sounds like but she must be beautiful.”

Photo: Kalu Visits Kanu, IPOB Leader In Prison

A former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, on Friday paid a visit to the incarcerated leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, where he said the latter did not deserve to be in detention.

Kalu, who recently defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress, posted a picture he had taken with Kanu during his visit to Kuje Prison.

In the post, Kalu said, “Today, I visited Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in Kuje Prison and we engaged in a very long discussion. Kanu is my brother and a son of the soil. He shouldn’t be where he is because Kuje Prison is not his home. It is therefore my utmost concern to see him regain his freedom like every other Nigerian.”

Photos: Child Masquerade Pictured In Lagos

Anything goes in Nigeria. Hustle must pay. Two more photos below.

Friday, December 16, 2016

The Indimis & Buharis....

When the high and mighty in the society become in-laws.

Photos: Tent Collapses As President Jacob Zuma Delivers Speech On National Day Of Reconciliation

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa was reading his speech at the National day of reconciliation when a strong wind swept a Marquee off. The President is safe and no casualties reported. See more photos from the incident below....

Uganda Court Calls On Interpol To Arrest Wizkid, Sunday Are Over Contract Breach

Wizkid recently cancelled all upcoming shows due to ill health and advice from doctors. But a Ugandan showbiz outfit (Face TV) won't accept that, especially when they have paid him for a show and he didn't deem it fit to refund the money. A court has now issued his warrant of arrest and Interpol have also been alerted to arrest himself and his manager, Sunday Are. Read the full story after the cut....

Photos: Ambode, Tinubu, Ribadu, Others At Zahra Buhari's Wedding

Here's one photo and another one after the cut.

Regina Askia Williams Posts New Photos As She Turns 49

The ex-beauty queen and actress is 49 today. The excited mom took to Facebook to pen down a birthday note. She wrote;

"All right! Officially 49 !! I thank God for a beautiful and accomplished life for its been a loooongg long road to almost half a century old and seemingly aging in reverse (lol). Grateful for a loving family, and friends all over the world".

Girl SOLELY Seeking Help For Her Mom’s Spinal Cord Surgery

I came across this on twitter and I was touched. I am sure you will too. God bless us all!

My mum had an accident in 2010 when she was traveling to PH to see my brother and also attend my family friends wedding. But unfortunately she didn't reach where she was going as they were involved in an accident. The accident was so severe that she was bedridden for months. The doctors in the hospital she was put in PH didn't even know she had a spinal cord injury. They were just treating her internal bleeding,stitching and cleaning the injuries they could see because they didn't have an MRI machine. Continue...

It’s Getting Hotter! Falcons Reject N4.5m Offer

Recall N471.8m was rolled out to be paid to Super Falcons and Super Eagles for their outstanding settlements? But in a long run, NFF has agreed to pay them N4.5m each out of their over N11m right. I don’t know why the girls are rejecting the offer, but a source said, with the money given, they ought to pay them in full and let them leave the hotel in peace. The source further said, if the girls accept the money which isn’t up to half of their pay, they might never get the rest, Hence the protest continues.

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Zahra Buhari & Ahmed Indimi At Their Traditional Wedding

A billion smile.... They say the guy is very loaded aside his dad. Then i said, who will give out Zahra to a man that is not capable?Next jor! Lol... Beautiful couple!

This EFCC’s Reply To Twitter User Will Make You UMM

Lol, well he asked for it and they told him to come to their office for a better option. A lady also gave him another response, something entirely different. Private and personal! Lol. More tweets below…

Husband Fulfils Three Wishes Wife Requested Before They Got Married

Jason Collier shared this amazing story of fulfilling his promises to the love of his life on Facebook. Three promises, three fulfilled dreams.. Real man. lol. Read what he wrote on Facebook below...

Rivers Protest: APC Labels Gov. Wike "Blood Thirsty" (Photos)

Lol, so after Gov Wike and other PDP members recently had a protest against the brutality of the Nigerian Police Force during the last legislative election and pointing out other faults, APC has now  held their own protest accusing the Governor of killing party members during the Dec. 10 election. They are also protesting attacks on the police by the Governor. More photos after the cut.