Saturday, November 18, 2017

Photos: Thousands Take To The Streets To Call For Robert Mugabe's Resignation

There had been calls for a “day of rage”, but the overwhelming mood of the hundreds of thousands who poured into the streets of Harare today was one of celebration at what they are convinced is deliverance at last from the rule of Robert Mugabe.

The course of Zimbabwe’s slow-motion coup has been difficult to chart, with Africa’s longest-serving head of state seemingly determined to cling on to power despite the military taking over and branches of his own ruling party passing motions of no confidence. But the vast turnout in the capital was a resounding popular vote marking what looks like a point of no return for the 93-year-old president.

Photos: Ben Bruce Visits King Of Borno Kingdom

The Senator today visited his Royal Majesty King Warri Safigha Joshua Igbugburu X (CON), Ibenanawei of Bomo Kingdom, ahead of his 80th birthday celebration coming up next week. Two more photos below...

US Army Combat Medic Accused Of Raping One Of His Twin 9-Month-Old Daughters Before Killing Her

A United States Army medic has been accused of raping one of his twin nine-month-old daughters before strangling her to death.

Christopher Paul Conway, 22, was charged with aggravated rape and homicide earlier this week.

Police in Clarksville, Texas, had been called to a property to help a family administer CPR to a child at 7.19am on Tuesday morning, November 14.

The young girl was taken to Tennova Health Care but was pronounced dead at 8am.

Toke Makinwa Covers Glitz Africa Magazine

Glitz Africa Magazine, one of the leading Magazines in Ghana has Toke Makinwa on the cover of it's November/December 2017 issue. They termed this "the Mega Style issue". Though the cover is out, it will only be available on newsstands from next week.

Banky W's Birthday Message To Peter & Paul

Oh dear, Banky is such a good writer, enjoy! 

Which do you prefer?
I just got back to Nigeria recently, after the better part of 4 months away. Naturally, one of the things I missed the most while being away was the food. So I tried going to one of my favourite African restaurants to order some. Everything seemed normal until I tried to place an order. I asked for beans and plantain... the waiter said I could have one or the other, but not the two at the same time. I was confused. I decided to go for Jollof rice and chicken. Same story. Pounded yam and Egusi??? No, sorry, it's either pounded yam OR Egusi.. not both together. I was actually at a loss for words. This didn't make sense to me, at all. The waiter then tried to explain.. using words like "change", "growth" and "trying a new direction". But I didn't and still don't understand.

Man Who Calls Himself 'Christ' To Brainwash & S-xually Abuse Victims Arrested [Photos]

A man who used to run a lesson centre in Ketu but changed and said God has called him has now been nabbed by the police. According to Facebook user Anazodo Echezonachukwu, he brainwashes his victims and sexually abuse them. Anazodo also spoke about some hilarious beliefs of his 'followers'. What Anazodo wrote after the cut...

Miss India Crowned Miss World 2017

A medical student from Haryana, Manushi Chhillar, is the new Miss World 2017. Elbowing aside beauties from over 108 nations, Manushi was crowned the new queen in the Sanya City Arena in China PR. Miss World 2016 winner Puerto Rico's Stephanie Del Valle passed on the coveted crown to the new titleholder, Manushi Chhillar from India.

No Asian woman had won the Miss World title until 1966, when a final year medical student Reita Faria, changed India's fate forever draped in six yards of elegance. Close to three decades later, light-eyed beauty Aishwarya Rai had re-written history after she beat everyone in the competition to bag the honour for the country.

The gorgeous 20-year old has also won the Head to Head Challenge and the Beauty with a Purpose titles earlier.

Oritsfemi's Wife Shares No Make-Up Photo

She had a bit of exercise with her husband to be and shared the photo encouraging other women to share theirs without filter.

Meek Mill Out Of Solitary Confinement

Meek Mill is reportedly out of solitary and in his own cell in a new prison.

It appears Meek Mill request to get out of solitary has come true. On Saturday morning, TMZ reported that Meek was moved to another prison entirely, and was moved out solitary and into general population.

An official at the State Correctional Institution in Chester, PA says the rapper was just transferred to the prison and out of Camp Hill. He’s says the Philly rapper is currently in general population and has his own cell.

Earlier this week, his lawyers claimed Meek was going to crazy if he continued to be held in solitary confinement.

Kidnapped Boys Found In Reverend Sister’s Orphanage Home [Photo]

A 44-year-old Reverend Sister Chime Geraldine has been arrested by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, IRT, for allegedly trafficking two young boys who were kidnapped between January and April 2017.

Saturday Vanguard gathered that the Revered Sister, who was attached to the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja and operated an orphanage home known as Oblek Foundation Orphanage Home, at Gwagalada Abuja, was arrested alongside her 35-years-old accomplice, Obie Okoro, who was said to be a member of a kidnap syndicate and supplied the kidnapped young boys to the Reverend sister.

Sources disclosed that the IRT, led by ACP Abba Kyari, delved into the matter when it received an intelligence report about the syndicate which specialized in kidnapping children from churches across the South Eastern Part of the country and would then sell them to the Reverend sister for N500,000, who would in turn resell them to people who were in need of children.

Photos: Three Nigerian Students Arrested In Cyprus For Drugs

Three Nigerian students have been arrested by narcotics police in Cyprus, over sale of 13 packets of drugs believed to be synthetic cannabinoid and ecstasy.

The three have been identified as Raymon Stephen Ekerete, Mary Jane Ahunna Onuegbu and Isabella Abosede Brown.

According to Police officer Mahir Türe, Ekerete one the suspects arraigned in court for additional detention, was arrested in front of his apartment building, while Onuegbu was arrested in her room. Scales used in drug weighing and materials used in the packaging the drugs were also retrieved from them. More photos of them after the cut.

Fayose Happy Over Arrests Of Herdsmen In Ekiti

The Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has announced the arrest of some herdsmen whose cattle destroyed farms in Ijero Ekiti.

Fayose on his Twitter handle today posted photos of the herdsmen writing; ‘Thanks to men of the Ekiti State Anti-Grazing Marshall that arrested these herdsmen that led their cows to destroy farms in Ijero Ekiti on Thursday. Here in Ekiti, we will continue to protect our farmers. If you are interested in cattle farming, get a ranch.’

Life Goes On Despite AFRIMA’s Nomination Snub – Small Doctor

With the popularity, acceptance and rave that accompanied the release of Small Doctor’s 2016 hit song, ‘Penalty’, one would want to assume with all certainty that he’s a sure candidate for award nominations in 2017; but that is far from being the case.

On the heels of the just concluded All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, the self styled ‘king of the streets’ has expressed indifference on his inability to secure a nomination at the prestigious awards.

Speaking to Showtime in an exclusive chat he noted that being nominated or not for an award of AFRIMA’s pedigree is not a big deal as long as he is still making waves as a musician.

Four Die As Plane & Helicopter Collide Mid-Air

Four people have died after a plane and a helicopter crashed in mid-air over Buckinghamshire.

Two people were killed in each aircraft, Thames Valley Police said.

Police and the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said they have launched a joint investigation to establish the cause of the collision just after midday at Waddesdon Estate, near Aylesbury.

A Wycombe Air Park spokesman said both aircraft came from the airfield.

Protesters To Demand Mugabe's Resignation

Protesters are gathering in Zimbabwe's capital Harare to demand the resignation of President Robert Mugabe. The rally is supported by the military which staged a takeover on Wednesday.

Regional branches of the ruling Zanu-PF party as well as war veterans - who until last year were loyal to the president - are also saying Mr Mugabe should quit.

Mr Mugabe, 93, had been under house arrest for days, but on Friday he made his first public appearance.

He attended a university graduation ceremony in the capital.

Photo: Tonto Dikeh Shows Off Leg Scar

Tonto Dikeh has showed off her leg scar, saying scars are tattoos with better stories. The actress had previously claimed she got the scar from her ex husband. While displaying the scar, she wrote;

''SCARS ARE TATTOOS WITH BETTER STORIES ..Mine tells my story,what's yours??... what your story''

Jesse Jackson Battling Parkinson’s Disease

Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson, 76, has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Jackson made the announcement in a letter released on Friday and said he first noticed physical changes about three years ago. The disease also affected his father.

Parkinson's is an incurable neurological disorder that can cause tremors, stiffness and difficulty balancing, walking and coordinating movement.

'My family and I began to notice changes about three years ago,' Jackson wrote in a statement. 'After a battery of tests, my physicians identified the issue as Parkinson's disease, a disease that bested my father.'

Wedding Photos Of Serena Williams & Alexis Out

Recall her personal photos and that of her husband didn't leak after their wedding held on thursday even though we saw photos of some guests. Now, their wedding pictures are out and Serena looks stunning in her $2.6m dress. Nine more photos below...

Dammy Krane, Small Doctor Also Copied Me, Sir Victor Uwaifo Should Understand –Jaywon

Singer Jaywon has said though the title of his Joromi song can be linked to Sir Victor Uwaifo, the body and beat can't be linked to him, but he will for the sake of respect he has for him credit the song to him. Jaywon says he is also a victim of intellectual theft, saying Dammy Krane, Small Doctor and few other artistes have not only stolen the titles of his songs,they have also taken without permission some of his real songs. Recall the veteran musician came out to accuse two singers, Jaywon and Simi, of pirating his song without his permission. Well here's what Jaywon told Saturday Beats;

“There is no way I can talk about my hit song, Joromi, without talking about Sir Victor Uwaifo, who we all grew up listening to his music. The whole idea of the song is different from Sir Victor Uwaifo’s but the title reminds anyone of his song. I cannot take away the fact that his song inspired mine. I felt that I should tap into the current beat making rounds in Africa with the song. My song is a love song and I also saw it as an opportunity to promote my artiste, Twist da Fireman, who was also on the song. He added a different sound to the song. I am happy everyone loves the song. I keep working because it is difficult to know the song people would love, so I keep working till I get it right.

How Lagos Big Boy, Osula’s Police Security Beat Man To A Pulp

Up until the evening of Wednesday, November 15, 2017, perhaps all that Mr. Olugbenga Adekoya had seen about the brutality and cruelty of some Nigerian policemen against innocent citizens were the ones he read in the papers or the ones he saw on the television.

But that evening, Adekoya, an entrepreneur who preferred to be called a carpenter, almost lost his life with the way he was thoroughly dealt with by some policemen allegedly guarding Julian Osula, a businessman who deals in selling luxury items, like wristwatches.

Adekoya’s wife, Oluremi, who narrated the incident to a Punch correspondent on Friday, sounded deeply troubled on the telephone, saying it was only by the grace of God that her darling husband was still alive.

CDQ Speaks On Missing His Dad & How He Became The Head Of His Family Sooner Than He Expected

Music act CDQ in a chat with Saturday Beats speaks about missing his dad and how his death automatically made him the head of his family being a first child. He also spoke about quitting a banking job for music. Also recalling one of his intimate time with his late dad, CDQ recalls he was just 16 when his dad introduced a condom to him. Hear him;

“I was very close to my father who died in 2008. I learnt that he was in his office when he suddenly slumped and he was rushed to the hospital. He was in the hospital for some time before he finally died. His death really affected the family financially. Also, my father was our guide and he advised us on every life situation. Continue...

Fayose Suspends Commissioner, Permanent Secretary In Ekiti

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayo Fayose, on Friday suspended the Commissioner for Education in the state, Mr Jide Egunjobi, for alleged dereliction of duty.

 The governor also suspended the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Mrs Adekunbi Obaise, for a similar offence.

He has taken the public announcement on the suspension of the two officials to the State Broadcasting Services and it was being aired intermittently.

Channels Television reliably gathered that the governor had visited the ministry located within the State Secretariat in Ado Ekiti, the state capital and could not find both officials in their respective offices.

Ex-KWASU Lecturer Commits Suicide

A former lecturer with the Kwara State University, Malete, Dr. Oluremi Osunlola, has reportedly committed suicide.

Punch correspondent in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital gathered on Friday that the late Osunlola was a Lecturer 1 in the Department of Crop Production, College of Agriculture of the institution.

 It was gathered that his wife had died about three months ago.  It was further gathered that KWASU management had written to notify him of his conversion from his full time appointment to a contract appointment.

Sources said after the conversion, the deceased started exhibiting strange behaviour. They also said an unnamed colleague of his even pledged to offer him another job at Landmark University, Omu-Aran.

Emmanuel Adebayor Reveals He Was Left Feeling Suicidal 'Many Times' By His Manipulative Family

Emmanuel Adebayor has revealed he was driven to suicidal thoughts because of the way in which his family attempted to manipulate money out of him.

The former Premier League striker has made a vast fortune for himself during his career, boasting wages in excess of £170,000 per week while at Manchester City and Tottenham.

Having come from an impoverished background in the West African country of Togo, Adebayor's wealth has seen him become the breadwinner for his extended family and that appears to have lead to a complete breakdown in their relationship.

The 33-year-old claimed to have always wanted to lift his family from poverty, but was forced into a deep depression after they continued to 'oppose' him despite his efforts.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Kendall Jenner's Ex A$AP & Italian Model Tina Kunakey Look Cosy As They Stroll Around NY

What do Kendall Jenner and Vincent Cassel have in common? Their exes are hooking up. A$AP Rocky appears to have a new girlfriend in Tina Kunakey Di Vita.

The duo were spotted looking VERY cosy as they strolled around New York together on Wednesday.

He wrapped up warm against the cold in a thick puffer jacket and a multicoloured scarf. His new 20-year-old squeeze meanwhile looked even warmer in a thick plush fur coat.

$AP, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was last romantically linked to Kendall Jenner.

'I Want Seven Children & Seven Ballon d'Ors' - Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has set himself goals in his both his professional and personal life by declaring he wants to win seven Ballon d'Or awards to go with seven children.

Ronaldo welcomed the arrival of his fourth child earlier this week, celebrating the birth of his baby daughter Alana Martina with girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez.

The 32-year-old looks set to claim his fifth Ballon d'Or award when the winner of the 2017 honour is announced next month.

And while Ronaldo says it would be a 'dream' to secure his fifth gong, he insists his ambitions do not stop there.

Mugabe Must Go: Botswana's Khama & Ivory Coast's Ouattara Back Exit Calls

Two African leaders have waded into the political crisis in Zimbabwe, calling on long-serving Robert Gabriel Mugabe to step aside. The two leaders are Botswana’s Ian Khama and Ivory Coast’s Alassane Ouattara.

The AFP news agency quoted the Ivorian leader as saying the world had changed and due to age and the duration Mugabe has been in power, “everyone is aware that it is time for him to handover his seat to a new generation.”

Khama is no newcomer in the area of calls for Mugabe to leave power. In an interview with Reuters, he said the military move on Mugabe was an opportunity to rest the path Zimbabwe was heading.

Migrant Boy, 11, Commits Suicide In Austria

Austrian police said  that they were investigating the suicide of an 11-year-old Afghan migrant.

He died in a hospital near Vienna on Monday after being admitted a day earlier, police said. It was unclear how he killed himself.

The boy and his family had been living in a refugee center in Baden, south of the capital, since last year, when a record influx of migrants arrived in Austria.

Media reports said the boy felt unable to cope with looking after his six siblings after his 23-year-old elder brother left him in charge.

EFCC Arrests Former Senate President Pius Anyim

The former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC.

A source at the EFCC told PremiumTimes that Mr. Anyim, who also served as Secretary to the Government of the Federation in the Goodluck Jonathan administration, was invited on Friday and was still at the commission’s office in Abuja as at press time.

Mr. Anyim is being questioned for his role in the alleged mismanagement of ecological fund while in office as SGF, among other matters.

Photos: CDQ Moves To Lekki

CDQ has joined celebrities who have left the mainland for Lekki. He shared the photos of his new place; he didn't indicate if the house was bought or rented but wrote;

Thinking about how the whole thing started 4yrs ago when boys still dey manage with @masterkraft_ for ojodu berger 😊 About 7 of us would squeeze to fit in a room just for d night to I have more than enough rooms that I'm able to bring my siblings closer... I just couldn't thank God enough 🙏 for all these I say.

Mr P Drops New Video- FOR MY HEAD

Peter Okoye, now known as Mr P has dropped a new single and at the same time dropped a video for it. It's titled, FOR MY HEAD. Do watch...

Photos: Lolo1 Loses Uncle, Poses With His Corpse

OAP Lolo 1 has lost her uncle. Lolo posed beside his corpse for a photo and wrote about how handsome he was, before splashing the photos for her followers to see online. Some have however say it is wrong and lacks respect.

But wait, is it your uncle? I remember when i lost my grandpa i took so many photos of his corpse placed on my DP and still have them. To us, they are not 'dead' and we love them. So no big deal, as far as I am concerned, lol.

Photo: Foluke Daramola Remembers Moji Olaiya

Nollywood actress, Foluke Daramola today remembered her friend and colleague, Moji Olaiya who died on the 18th of Mya, 2017 shortly after welcoming her second child in Canada. Foluke posted the photo above and wrote;

'Rest on my love, we all seem to be missing u and remembering u today RIP Abike'

‘I Kidnap My GF To Raise Money For Our Wedding’

A 24-year-old man, Michael Duda, has said he kidnapped his teenage girlfriend to raise money for their wedding.

Michael, paraded with 104 suspects arrested for kidnapping, rape, robbery and cultism, at the headquarters of Edo State Police Command, said the girl just finished secondary school and there was no way he could approach her parents for marriage.

Addressing reporters yesterday, Michael said he kept the girl in his home for four days and asked her father to pay N2 million ransom.

The suspect, who said he sells cups, admitted that he had sex with the girl throughout the four days.

Man Finds His Car 20 Years After Forgetting Where He Parked It

A man has finally found his car after forgetting where he parked it - 20 years ago. The unnamed 76-year-old reported his motor missing to cops in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1997, according to reports.

And on Wednesday the old banger was finally found in the garage of a building earmarked for demolition, The Local reports.

In fact, the only reason it was discovered was reportedly because it was holding up the workmen waiting to knock the building down.

The company was forced to find out who the car belonged to - and the man received a call telling him his long-lost ride had been located.

French Rocker Johnny Hallyday Hospitalised

Rocker Johnny Hallyday, frequently described as a French Elvis Presley, is being treated in a Paris hospital for respiratory difficulties, French television station BFM reported today.

The veteran rock-and-roller, a huge crowd-puller in his home country and much of the francophone world, had a brush with death in 2009 and is currently being treated for cancer.

BFM said Hallyday was admitted on Sunday night and was undergoing tests.

Missing Journalist Found Dead In Anambra

A Cameraman with the Anambra Broadcasting Service, Mr Ikechukwu Onubogu, has been found dead four days after he was declared missing by members of his family.

Although the cause of his death remained sketchy, the News Agency of Nigeria gathered that the late Onubogu, who was at home with his wife, was said to have received a phone call in the afternoon on Nov. 12.

Sources said the deceased, thereafter, took his camera and left his home, located near the popular Aroma Junction in Awka but never returned.

Anambra Election: Delta Police Restrict Vehicular Movement From 12 Midnight

The Delta Command of the Nigeria Police has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement between Delta and Anambra through the Niger Bridge, with effect from 12 mid-night on Friday.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Zanna Ibrahim, gave the order in a statement Friday in Asaba, signed by Andrew Aniamaka, the Command’s public relations officer.

The commissioner said the order was aimed at forestalling any breach of security ahead of the Saturday governorship election in Anambra.

“Against the backdrop of the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Anambra slated for Saturday, November 18, the Commissioner of Police, Delta Command, Zanna Ibrahim, has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement.

Ogun Assembly Passes Bill Eliminating Discrimination Against Disabled Persons

The Ogun State House of Assembly has passed the bill protecting people living with disabilities.

The bill titled: ”A Bill for a Law to Eliminate all forms of Discrimination Against persons with Disabilities, Equalise their opportunities in all aspect of life in the society and for other matters incidental thereto” was supported unanimously by the lawmakers during plenary.

The lawmakers said this was in determination to protect the vulnerable groups in the society especially people with disabilities against any form of violence and defend their interests.

Iran Holding 3 More Brits In Jail In Revenge For Theresa May Locking Up Two Officials

The Iranians are holding three more Britons as well as Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe amid claims of a vendetta against Theresa May, it has emerged.

Tehran is said to have been left furious when the Prime Minister detained and deported two of its officials when she was Home Secretary in 2013.

Today it emerged that up to four dual British-Iranian nationals are in jail there, including Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe who was imprisoned last year.

Another Briton in the notorious Evin jail near the capital is grandfather Kamal Foroughi, 78, who was also arrested for alleged espionage six years ago.

Meghan Markle Prepares Dogs For UK In Clearest Sign Yet She's Moving In With Harry

Meghan Markle has further fuelled rumours that she is gearing up to move in with Prince Harry as she prepares to bring her beloved dogs to the UK.

The American actress has a beagle, Guy, and a labrador-shepherd cross, Bogart, who are currently back in her current home, Toronto, and who she often keeps in touch with via FaceTime.

However, Bogart and Guy - who make regular appearances on her social media profiles - are now believed to be headed for Britain, indicating that the next step of her relationship with Harry is imminent.

Before that happens, the pair of pooches must have be given several vaccinations and bloodtests, as well as being microchipped.

Tearful Photos! Italy Holds Funerals For 26 Nigerian Women Drowned At Sea

Twenty-six coffins were laid out in Salerno's Monumental Cemetery this morning, watched by a military guard, local politicians, rescue workers and journalists.

A Catholic archbishop and a Muslim imam both said prayers.

Each coffin bore a white rose on top, though only two were marked with names: Marian Shaka and Osato Osaro.

The bodies will be buried in different cemeteries around Salerno.

Saudi Arabia King To Step Down Next Week & Hand Over Crown To 32-Year-Old Son

The King of Saudi Arabia plans to step down and announce his son as his successor next week, a source close to the country's royal family has exclusively told

The move is seen as the final step in 32-year-old Prince Mohammed bin Salman's power grab, which began earlier this month with the arrests of more than 40 princes and government ministers in a corruption probe.

The source said King Salman will continue only as a ceremonial figurehead, handing over official leadership of the country to his son - often referred to as MBS.

Meek Mill Is In Solitary For 23 Hours A Day

Meek Mill is in solitary for 23 hours a day, 7 days a week and he desperately wants to be among the general prison pop.

Meek's attorneys just filed legal docs saying he's a victim of his celebrity. The lawyers say prison officials are worried about Meek interacting with other inmates, so they put him in solitary because it's the only way they can protect him.

Meek's legal team wants the judge to buy into the current thinking ... that solitary insidiously destroys the psyche. They also say it's severely inhibiting Meek's creativity. He's writing and exercising a lot, but it's taking its toll.

Morrisons Supermarket Manager Hangs Self Over Addiction To Gambling

A Morrisons supermarket manager hanged himself after he became overwhelmed by a 'punishing' addiction to online gambling.

Philip Tomlinson, 29, would squander up to £1,000 a time playing betting machines and became so hooked on his habit he sold his expensive set of golf clubs to help fund it.

His girlfriend also left him when he frittered away cash at the bookies which had been earmarked for a trip for them to see the Northern Lights together.

Last July 11 amid mounting debts, Mr Tomlinson penned a note saying 'I am sorry for gambling, it was my biggest regret' before taking his own life at a beauty spot.