Sunday, December 31, 2017

2017, OAP Toolz' Toughest Year So Far

Toolz has also taken to social media to write on 2017 saying it has been her toughest year so far. We guess it's something that has to do with her pregnancy. Read...

2017 has been the toughest year of my life so far. Without a doubt, it broke me. I spent way too much time in hospital, and I hate hospitals. I went through way more than I thought I could ever handle, and there were times when I was in so much physical and emotional pain that I wanted to give up.

This year has taught me that EVERYONE will go through some type of adversity...we will all face things that will potentially break us. You can and should pray against it, but ultimately we must also remember to pray for the strength to get through what life will inevitably throw at us.

Did Damilola Adegbite Just Revealed Chris Attoh Cheated On Her?

Damilola Adegbite has reveled on her instagram page how 2017 played out for her. According to her she went through series of heartbreaks, but God was there for her eventually. And  now she can only believe in a brighter future. What Dami penned down about 2017 after the cut... We like the way women have been saying God rose and stood for them! Fantastic! Nothing is more precious! Smiles...

Gunem Kidnap Taraba Lawmaker

Unknown gunmen have kidnapped Barrister Hosea Ibi, a member of the Taraba state House of Assembly representing Takum.

Ibi was kidnapped last night Saturday at about 8 45pm in his house in Takum. An eye witness who spoke to Vanguard on phone said the gunmen stormed the resident of Barr. Ibi on Motor Cycle.

The eye witness who pleaded anonymity said the kidnappers were six in number. He further narrated that the kidnappers came at the time the member was hosting some politicians who came to the house to felicitate with him.

The Taraba State Police command this morning confirmed the kidnapping. So sad.

Psychic predicts Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Won’t Last In Marriage

An Australian psychic has predicted how 2018 will unfold for the royal family, and the news isn't promising for one particular couple.

Kerrie Erwin appeared on Sunrise on Sunday to reveal whether Prince Harry, 33, and his fiancée Meghan Markle, 36, would last and also claimed to know the gender of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge's third child.

And while it's happy news for one couple, Kerrie claims the other, is headed for a split months ahead of their highly anticipated wedding.

When asked how Meghan and Harry will fare once they settle into royal life together, Kerrie claimed there would be a struggle.

Body Posture: Who Actually Wants It?

Davido or the lady, lol. Look at them well! 

Former Super Eagles Goal Keeper Austin Amamchukwu Ejide Loses Younger Sister

Former Super Eagles goal keeper Austin Amamchukwu Ejide is heartbroken at the moment. Austin revealed on Facebook to his friends and fans that he lost his baby sister to the cold hands of death. What he wrote after the cut…

Travis Scott Reportedly Dumps Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner, 20, and her boyfriend Travis Scott, 25, have called it quits, according to a new report from Radar Online. After months of rumors and turmoil surrounding their alleged pregnancy, the rapper told her “he’s done.” So, what exactly prompted Travis to decide to pull the plug? The insider says he told the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star “they are not compatible.”

The source even added that the supposedly pregnant reality star was “begging for him to come back” afterwards.

This tragic story comes just days after Kylie and Travis shared a happy photo of themselves together on Christmas Eve.

Another source also told, “Kylie is heartbroken and disappointed over Travis’ carefree attitude during her pregnancy.”

15 Die In Auto Crash In Jigawa

No fewer than 15 persons died in an accident involving a Sharon bus and a truck along Gujungu-Gumel road in Kaugama Local Government Area of Jigawa.

SP Abdu Jinjiri, the spokesman of the state Police Command, on Sunday said that the accident occurred on Saturday around 7:30 p.m.

Jinjiri said that the Sharon vehicle which was supposed to carry seven passengers was overloaded with 14 people.

“A seven passengers-capacity vehicle overloaded with 14 passengers rammed into a truck coming from the opposite direction on Gujungu-Gumel road.

Its Odunlade Adekola & Femi Adebayo's Birthday Today

Odunlade Adekola and Femi Adebayo are both a year older today. The actors were both born on a day like these many years ago. We say a big happy birthday to them.

Ex-Governor Adebayo, Keyamo, Arise, Others Get Board Appointments

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday approved the constitution of the Governing Boards of agencies and parastatals, under some ministries.

According to a statement from the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, the President also appointed some Nigerians to fill the board positions, including 209 chairmen and 1,258 members.

The statement read, “Mr. President considered the approval for the constitution of the boards as well as the appointments, very necessary, so as to provide a proper governance and oversight structure for government agencies and parastatals.

“The constitution of the boards with the appointments, is a demonstration of this government’s efforts aimed at building strong institutions of governance, and by extension, improving the quality of policy formulation and supervision.

Police Declare Making Phone Calls At Filling Stations A Criminal Offence

The police have said that making phone calls at filling stations is a criminal offence which could land the offender in jail.

The Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, stated that an offender could be prosecuted and jailed for attempted arson.

He noted that police officers have the authority to arrest anyone found making phone calls or smoking at filling stations.

He described the filling station as a public facility where motorists cannot act as they like on account of the inflammable products like petrol and other petroleum products being dispensed there.

Scores Flee Cross River Over Violent Clash

Many villagers are vacating Uyanga in Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River State over renewed hostility with their neighboring Ojor community.

The communal crisis, which started late Monday and continued on Friday, was said to have claimed more than four lives.

There are conflicting reports as to the cause of the hostility, but sources said the problem started after an unidentified policeman was killed by some youths from Uyanga on the suspicion that the slain cop was taking arms to Ojor.

In June 2017, both communities were involved in a bloody communal clash that left several persons dead, while many houses were destroyed.

Paddy Adenuga Won't Be Working So Hard In 2018

His tweet says it all.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Mercy Aigbe Releases Two Stunning Photos As She Counts Down To Her 40th Birthday

The mom of two will be 40 on January 1st and she has already started the celebration.

Mr 2kay Celebrates Son As He Turns Five

Singer, Mr. 2Kay has shared beautiful photos to celebrate his son, Dave as he turns 5 today. The proud father went to Port Harcourt recently to spend quality time with his son and decided to engage him in a photo session. The pictures were shot by Port Harcourt based photographer, Grand Master at the waterside of Bonny Island. More photos…

I Don’t Care If Juliet Ibrahim Is Older Or Richer, Iceberg Slim Fires Back

Iceberg Slim as fired back at haters saying, he cares less if people think Juliet is older than him or even richer. He says love is all that matters and it is what they share. He was however fast to mention they are age mates tho. What he told Punch;

“We are actually the same age and she is not taller than me, except when she wears shoes with high heels. I don’t care if people think she is older than me or she has more money.

A relationship is shared between the two people involved in it so if anybody has anything to say about our relationship, they should feel free, but it does not faze us.

RMD Speaks On How He Conquered The Internet

Veteran actor, RMD has spoken on how he conquered the internet. According to the handsome actor, he joined instagram not to long ago and people offered him a lot of ‘help’.The help they offered him was how to grow a fake followership, but he declined. Today RMD says he has over one million followers and couldn’t be more proud. What he wrote after the cut.

Cardi B Twerks, Debuts Blue Locks In New Concert

Rising rap star Cardi B debuted her new blue weave while clad in a sheer revealing leotard for her Swisher Sweets-sponsored concert in New Orleans last night.

The 25-year-old hip-hop stunner twerked up a storm while flanked by two female dancers onstage Louisiana's Joy Theater.

She flaunted the large peacock tattoo on her thigh in a nude embellished onesie featuring an ornate choker selected by stylist Kollin Carter.

Cardi B put on quite a sideshow in the see-through creation, which also gave audience members an eyeful of her suspiciously-round derrière. She however opted not to wear her 8-carat, pear-shaped diamond engagement ring. More photos...

Beyonce Shares Behind The Scenes Snaps Of Husband's 'Family Feud' Music Video

She's featured in her husband Jay Z's music video for Family Feud. And now, Beyonce has shared behind the scenes pictures from the recently released music video.

The 36-year-old posted a series of images from the set of herself as well as with Jay Z. The mother of three flaunted her cleavage in a navy gown, complete with a chunky belt.

Their daughter Blue Ivy also makes an appearance on Beyonce's Instagram; the five-year-old posed with dad Jay Z.

Jay Z, 48, used his words to confess his undying devotion to his family during his star-studded music video for his latest song Family Feud.

Don’t Send New Year Message To Nigerians, PDP Tells APC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, admonished the  Federal Government not to bother sending New Year message to Nigerians on January 1, 2018.

PDP in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said this is because the current administration led by the All Progressives Congress (APC) has not fulfilled any of the promises contained in previous New Years’ messages since its assumption of office.

It noted that it will be the height of callousness for the ruling party and the government to “spew another round of propaganda and false hope in the name of new year messages.”

According to the opposition party, though Nigerians are very patient people, they are “ tired of APC’s incompetence, lies and endless propaganda.”

Is Kendall Jenner Also Pregnant? See...

Khloe Kardashian revealed in a sweet Instagram post that she is having a baby while Kylie Jenner is yet to confirm her pregnancy amid rumours.

And their sister Kendall Jenner, 22, drove her fans wild when she shared an Instagram post on Friday which got followers questioning whether she too could be 'pregnant'.

The model slipped her enviable figure into a skintight polka dot dress which eagle-eyed fans claimed showed her 'big tummy' in comparison to her incredibly tiny waist.

Her legion of 85,800,000 loyal fans speculated from the photograph whether Kendall could be pregnant like her sisters and flooded the post, captioned 'loner life', with questions.

Bella Thorne Poses N3de To End 2017

Bella Thorne has a habit of sharing very provocative photos to social media. And the redheaded Shake It Up actress is at it again. She posed completely nude in a dressing room as racks of clothes were behind her.

The siren captioned the not-safe-for-work Instagram image, 'This was fun!'

The star was all dolled up with her red locks up and plenty of alluring makeup on including long lashes and liquid liner.

But all eyes were on her chest, as she carefully used her arms to cover up.

Kebbi Top PDP Shots Defect To APC

A former Kebbi governor, Alhaji Sa’idu Dakingari and his deputy, Alhaji Ibrahim Aliyu have defected to All Progressive Congress (APC) from PDP. Other top PDP members that defected to the APC included the former Secretary to the state government, Alhaji Rabiu Kamba, former member House of Representatives, Alhaji Sani Kalgo, Abdullahi Dan-Alkali, Alhaji Haruna Hassan and Halima Tukur.

How I Wooed Joke Silva –Olu Jacobs

Nollywood icon, Olu Jacobs, needs no introduction. Married to Nollywood diva, Joke Silva, the pair are a reference to what a perfect marriage between celebrities should be. Recently, Entertainer caught up with the couple at the opening of Bolanle Austin Peters’ Fela and the Kalakuta Queens at Terra Culture, V. I, Lagos, and the thespian opened up on stage plays in Nigeria and how he wooed Joke Silva 40 years ago.

You are married to one of the prettiest and talented actresses in Nollywood. How did you meet Joke Silva? We learnt that you actually snatched her from a rival. What really happened?

(Laughter) That is very wrong. I was invited to come and do a play in Nigeria by the National Theatre. I was living in England at that time. I was to play lead in Wole Soyinka’s The Trials of Brother Jero.

Full List Of Forbes Top 10 Grossing Actors Of 2017

Vin Diesel has been named the top-grossing actor of 2017 by Forbes. His global ticketing receipts were listed at $1.6 billion, largely in part to being the face of the “Fast and the Furious” franchise.

Its eighth installment, “Fate of the Furious,” released in April 2017 and topped $1.2 billion at the international box office. The film also boosted Dwayne Johnson to the No. 2 spot, with a gross of $1.5 billion. This year, Johnson also starred in “Baywatch” and the recently released “Jumani: Welcome to the Jungle.”

“Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot came in at No. 3 with $1.4 billion gross, while Emma Watson followed close behind at $1.3 billion.

School Bus Conductor Held For Sexually Assaulting Six-Year-Old Girl

A 21-year-old man working as a bus conductor in a private school was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a six-year-old girl in a school bus in south Delhi's Vasant Vihar.

DCP (southwest) Milind Dumbere said that the incident was reported on December 13 and the accused, Mohammad Ehsan, has been arrested under Section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of the IPC and Section 8 of the POCSO Act.

Police officers said they were informed about the incident by the school management. As per the cops, the incident occurred when the kids were boarding the bus to go home.

After the six-year-old boarded the bus, the accused came to where she was sitting, allegedly hugged her and started touching her back, even as other children were boarding the bus.

Hoodlums Hijack Rice Sent To Kogi Workers By National Assembly

Hoodlums yet to be identified have vandalised the first consignment of 220 bags of rice sent to Kogi State by members of the National Assembly for workers.

A statement signed Vice Chairman of Nigerian Labour Congress, Kogi State Chapter, Comrade Meliga Obaka, made available to newsmen in  Lokoja on Friday (yesterday) condemned in totality the attitude of the hoodlums that vandalised the consignment.

The union also debunked claims that Union leaders were part of the agreement for the payment of percentage salaries to the state and local government workers .

D’banj Was Not Paid To Perform With Don Jazzy At 30 Billion Concert- Manager

After long years of hiatus as a group since their fallout in 2012, former Mo’ Hits Records label stars: D’banj, Wande Coal, Don Jazzy, D’prince, Dr. Sid and K Switch, came together to deliver what can be described as an epic performance during Davido’s ‘30 Billion Concert’.

The group went on to perform some of their biggest hits, including ‘Booty Call’, ‘Close to You’, ‘Pere’ and a handful of others; to which the audience boisterously sang along to. The group’s former boss, Don Jazzy, could be seen performing as well.

But since the stage performance, some people have speculated that the only way D’banj and Don Jazzy would have shared a stage is if money was involved. However, when Saturday Beats reached out to D’banj’s camp, his manager, Frank, revealed how Davido made the feat possible.

Pictured! 67-Year-Old American Posing As Nigerian Prince Arrested For Fraud

A 67-year-old American advance fee fraudster Michael Neu posing as a Nigerian prince has been arrested by the police in Louisiana.

He was said to have duped hundreds of people across America using emails. Police said he faces 269 counts of wire fraud and money laundering following an 18-month investigation.

Police in Slidell, Louisiana, say they finally caught up with one of the people behind some of those emails. He’s not exactly Nigerian royalty, either, police wrote in a Facebook post.

According to The Sacramento Bee anyone with an email address has likely gotten a message from the so-called Nigerian prince or two offering hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars in secret inheritances or, in some cases, payment for assistance laundering ill-gotten gains from mining conglomerates or royal treasuries.

Serena Williams Shares 10 Personal Moments Of 2017

Tennis star Serena Williams, who gave birth to daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. in September, has shared her ten personal moments of 2017.

Calling the year ‘amazing’, Serena shared personal moments from the day she found out she was pregnant to the day before delivering her ‘amazing baby’.

With the year coming to an end, Serena wrote in an Instagram post, “This year has been amazing for me. As it comes to its end I want to share 10 personal moments.”

Mystery Writer Sue Grafton Dies At 77

Sue Grafton, the mystery writer who penned best-selling novels with alphabet-based titles, starting with "A Is for Alibi" and ending with "Y Is for Yesterday," has died, her daughter, Jamie Clark, said in a social media post.

"I am sorry to tell you all that Sue passed away last night after a two-year battle with cancer," Clark wrote on Grafton's official Facebook page. "She was surrounded by family, including her devoted and adoring husband Steve. Although we knew this was coming, it was unexpected and fast."

Grafton died at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California, after battling cancer of the appendix, Alexis Welby, director of publicity at her publisher, G.P. Putnam's Sons, told CNN. She was 77.

Dad Fathers 8 Kids With Own Daughter After Keeping Her As S*x Slave For 20 Years

A dad has been accused of fathering eight children with his own daughter after keeping her as a sex slave for more than 20 years - in a sick case which echoes that of Austria's Josef Fritzel.

Domingo Bulacio, 56, repeatedly raped his own daughter over two decades during which time she gave birth to multiple kids, a court in Argentina heard.

The father reportedly began raping his then 15-year-old daughter 22 years ago.

There are conflicting reports about what happened to the girl's mother, with one claiming he threw her out their family home, forcing her to leave with three of their children, according to El Liberal.

Katsina Ex-Permanent Secretary Jailed For Fraud

A former Permanent Secretary in Katsina State, Sule Saulawa, was on Friday sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment without the option of fine by the state’s high court for advance fee fraud.

Justice Sanusi Tukur of the High Court slammed the sentence on Saulawa after finding him guilty of advance fee fraud charges brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The judge said the sentence was the minimum allowed under the section which Saulawa’s offence falls.

The former Permanent Secretary was said to have falsely obtained N2.5m from one Alhaji Musa Baba, now late, in 2015 assuring him of a fertiliser contract from the state government.

Police Screen Hospital Visitors As Buhari Checks On Son Again

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday was back at the Cedar Crest Hospital, Gudu District, Abuja, where his son, Yusuf, who was injured in a motorbike accident, was hospitalised.

But the security situation around the hospital remained tense, as policemen screened those gaining entry into the medical facility.

The President, who got there around 6pm, had on Thursday alongside his wife and Yusuf’s mother, Aisha, visited the hospital.

Family Marks Dasuki’s Two-Year Detention, Tells Buhari It’s Time To Release Him

Family members of a former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (Retd.), have lambasted the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government for incarcerating him despite court orders granting him bail.

The family, under the Sultan Ibrahim Dasuki Progressive Association of Dogon Daji House, Sokoto State, spoke with newsmen on Friday, noting that the Federal Government should “immediately release” Dasuki, except its intention was to kill him.

The press briefing was in commemoration of the ex-NSA’s two years in detention.

It will be recalled that Dasuki was arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services and has been in custody since December 29, 2015.

Photo: Manager Catches Customer With Charms Inside Restaurant, Calls Police

The Manager in charge of Spice 77 Restaurant and Bar along Addo/Ajah Road, Ajah, Lagos Ichukwu Clement has apprehended a customer, Ujah Jacob, 26 inside his restaurant with a box containing different types of charms which he allegedly intended to harm the Manager for progressing more than him.

Following the ugly development, Clement sent a distress calls to the Police at Langbasa Division and the Police stormed the scene to arrest the suspect and took him with the box containing the charms to the station.

During interrogation, according to the police, the suspect allegedly confessed to the crime that he intentionally travelled to his village in Benue State to prepare the charms to harm the complainant and prevent him from operating the restaurant because he was progressing more than him.

I Named My Pet Snake Toke Makinwa Because Every Toke Makinwa Is A Snake- Pretty Mike

Popular Lagos club owner, Pretty Mike, is in the news again for another controversial reason. A few weeks ago, he decided to get himself a new pet and opted for a python.

After he acquired the snake, he took pictures of himself bathing with the reptile and also announced the name of the snake as Toke Makinwa.

Many people took to his Instagram page to express their displeasure over the naming of the snake after a popular on-air personality and author. However, in a chat with Saturday Beats, the popular socialite explained why he named the python, Toke Makinwa.

Tanzania To Ban Organisations That Mix Religion With Politics

Tanzania has threatened to revoke the registration of religious organisations that mix religion with politics after a cleric criticised President John Magufuli’s leadership in a Christmas sermon.

Opposition leaders in Tanzania said tolerance for dissent had been rapidly disappearing since Magufuli took office in late 2015 and pledged to reform East Africa’s third-biggest economy and crack down on large-scale corruption.

Tanzania’s constitution protects freedom of worship, but religious organisations must register at the country’s Home Affairs Ministry to get licence to operate legally.

Shade Tinubu Becomes A Mom Through A Surrogate [Photo]

Shade Tinubu-Ojo, first daughter of the National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has welcomed her first baby, a boy, through surrogacy.

PM News investigation revealed that the baby was born on 25 December, 2017 through surrogacy to the Tinubu-Ojo family, who have been expecting a baby several years after marriage.

Tinubu-Ojo was cited at the commissioning of the Johnson, Jakande, Tinubu, JJT Park three weeks ago not pregnant. In fact, she was the one who cut the tape for the commissioning of the project in the presence of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.

Despite fact that the baby was born through surrogacy, there is joy in the Tinubu-Ojo’s family that at last the Iya-Oloja General is now a proud mother.

Photos: Veteran Actor Sadiq Daba Returns Home

Veteran actor and broadcaster, Sadiq Daba,who travelled to the United Kingdom earlier this month for medical treatment is back in the Country.Sadiq had left the country to go and treat leukaemia and prostate cancer. He returned yesterday, Friday, 29 December. While announcing his return, Sadiq wrote;

“It’s so good to be back home! Who else will be there? Who has always been there ? Yes , the indefatigable woman of esteem and high standards, sincerity, honesty ,love, care ,adoration and My Angel……Dr.Joe Odumakin! I am back stronger, healthier and well. All thanks to the goodwill and kindness of thousands and thousands of Nigerians both home and abroad…. Special mention and lots of love to Soni Irabor, who kick started it all! I am ever so grateful…”

Buhari Signs Bill To Make Doctors Treat Gunshot Wounds Without Police Report

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday signed six bills including the Compulsory Treatment and Care for Victims of Gunshot Act, 2017 and the Niger Delta Development Commission (Establishment) Amendment Act, 2017 into laws.

Sen. Ita Enang, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), made this known to State House correspondents in Abuja on Friday.

According to him, the Gunshot Act specifically stipulates that a person with gunshot shall be received for immediate and adequate treatment by any hospital in Nigeria with or without initial monetary deposit.

He explained that “furthermore, a person with gunshot wound shall not be subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment or torture by any person or authority, including the police and other security agencies.”

Friday, December 29, 2017

Nine Killed As Gunmen Attack Egypt Church

A gunman today opened fire at a church in south of Cairo, killing at least nine people before policemen shot him dead, officials and state media said.

Health ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed told state television that the gunman who was shot dead had killed nine people and wounded others, including a police officer.

The gunman had tried to storm the building when police shot him dead, police officials said.
State television reported that a second assailant who escaped had been arrested.

Dog Statue Resembling Trump Unveiled In China

In honor of the Lunar New Year a shopping mall in northern China has planted an enormous statue of a dog that resembles President Donald Trump.

The statue, which is displayed at Fashion Walk Mall in Taiyuan, has been installed to celebrate the coming Year of the Dog.

The huge canine figure has Trump's, 71, signature golden hairstyle, prominent eyebrows and classic gesture.

The figure has one finger extended in the air in the President's classic pose and the dog is even wearing a red scarf, representative of Trump's power ties.

President Buhari Congratulates George Weah

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated George Weah on his election as the next President of Liberia. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President commended Liberians for the peaceful conduct of the election. He also lauded the outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for ensuring credible election. Read the full statement after the cut.