Saturday, April 21, 2018

Austin Powers Star Verne Troyer Dies At 49

American actor and former Celebrity Big Brother contestant Verne Troyer, it was confirmed tonight.

The star - best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers films - was aged 49. The news was confirmed on his official Facebook page on Saturday night.

A statement read: "It is with great sadness and incredibly heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away today.

"Verne was an extremely caring individual. He wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, and laugh. Anybody in need, he would help to any extent possible.

Pippa Middleton 'Pregnant With Her First Child'

Pippa Middleton is expecting her first child, it was reported last night The Duchess of Cambridge’s younger sister, 34, and financier husband James Matthews, 42, are said to be ‘thrilled’ as are Kate and William.

They told close family and friends last week after her 12-week scan. Sources said Kate ‘could not be more delighted’ at the news her younger sister is expecting.

The Duchess, only weeks away from giving birth to her third child, was the first person after Pippa’s husband James Matthews to hear the good news.

Another 31 Killed In Benue

It was bloody weekend in Benue state following the reported murder of about 31 persons in six communities of Guma local government area by suspected herdsmen who also razed over close 82 houses in the affected areas and a bloody slash of rival political and cult groups in Otukpo local government are of the state.

Vanguard gathered that 25 persons were killed in coordinated attacks on Tse-Abi, Tse-Ginde, Tse-Peviv, Tse-Ikyo, Agenke and Gbenke communities of Unzughul, Saghev Council Ward in Guma local government that last from late Friday night to the early hours of Saturday morning.

According to a resident of one of the affected communities, some of the invaders who stormed the communities were dressed in military fatigue and armed with sophisticated weapons. “They came around 10pm and started shooting sporadically, killing people and razing houses and hurts in the communities. “People ran for their lives but many, especially women and children were caught up with and butchered while several others were gunned down in cold blood including two children of a Makurdi based pastor who travelled home for holidays.”

No PVC, No Salary – Okorocha Tells Workers

Henceforth, no one can carry out any form of business activity or access any form of government services including social and health services without a Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) in Imo State, the state government has said, adding: ” No indigene above the age of 18 will also be admitted into any of the state owned schools without a PVC.” The governor, Rochas Okorocha said his administration will embark on “operation show your PVC” for the indigenes of the state as a condition to engage in socioeconomic activities.

Really not bad. Now, this idea might be against him or for him in the nearest future. i.e. Recall that he is putting his son-in-law forward as the next Governor? Now if people go out and get their PVCs, they could decide to vote against him, and if they want his son-in-law to rule them, they could vote him, lol. So in all it would still favour the people of Imo.

Photos: Pres Buhari On His Way Back To Nigeria

As the Commonwealth Business Forum ends today President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly left London for Abuja.

The President left for London earlier this week for the Business forum. In the Commonwealth Forum President Buhari allegedly opined that “We have a very young population; our population is estimated conservatively to be 180 million.

“More than 60 per cent of the population is below the age of 30. A lot of them have not been to school and they are claiming that Nigeria has been an oil producing country, therefore they should sit and do nothing and get housing, healthcare and education free”, he said.

A statement criticised by many.

Lagos To Unveil 'New' Fawehinmi’s Statue On Sunday

The Lagos State Government is set to unveil a new statue of Chief Gani Fawehinmi, SAN sited at the beautiful park in Ojota which is named after the late legal luminary and human rights advocate on Sunday.

State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, with members of the Gani Fawehinmi family, leading voices in human rights and other dignitaries across the state, will unveil the edifying statue in commemoration of the late activist’s 80th posthumous birthday.

Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Steve Ayorinde in a statement, said the remodelling of the magnificent Gani Fawehinmi statue was part of the State’s strategy to enhance the aesthetic beauty of open public spaces and parks across the state and to celebrate and immortalise worthy icons that contributed immensely to the development of Lagos State.

Mum Jailed Four Years For Deliberately Poisoning Baby With Salt With The Intention Of Killing Her

A mum-of-two has broke down in tears as she was jailed four years for poisoning her 18-month-old baby with salt. The 29-year-old, who cannot be named to protect the identity of her child, deliberately poisoned her daughter.

A court heard the sodium poisoning came just the day after the mother had searched the internet to find out how much salt is appropriate for a young child.

She even sent numerous photographs of her daughter's "rapidly deteriorating state" to family and friends but failed to seek medical help.

Police Recover Arms, Arrest Suspects In Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command said on Saturday it recovered 47 illegal arms and 172 live ammunition and cartridges across the state. The spokesman of the state police command, Odiko Macdon, disclosed this during chat with journalists at the police headquarters in Ikot Akpan-Abia, Uyo.

He said the recovery was in compliance with the directive of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on recovery of prohibited firearms, ammunition and weapons across the country.

He said the arms were recovered from suspected bandits, vigilance group and individuals.

Stunning Adesua Etomi Attends Movie Premiere

Nollywood Actress Adesua Etomi-Wellington, looks stunning in this lovey jumpsuit as she attended the movie premiere of 'Date Night' last night.

Oritsefemi & Wife Celebrate 1st Wedding Anniversary

It's one year already! Oritsefemi's wife, Nabila has taken to Instagram to celebrate their first wedding anniversary. While celebrating their special day (yesterday) excited Nabs wrote;

''One year already😳 No one else would understand our relationship, and no one else in this world would understand me the way you do. And yes, I know I’m your ‘Wahala Woman’🙄... You are the only one I want to annoy for the rest of my life 😛 You are my partner, lover, husband and best friend 😘 Happy 1st Anniversary to us 🎉 (I love this wedding more 😉) cc @oritsefemi #Anniversary #Love #MrsO #MrO #Heputaringonitayearago 💕''

Wow! Teju Babyface Welcomes A Set Of Twins

Wow! Teju babyface and wife are parents for the first time, and not just parents to one but two! Whoop! Whoop!! If you know their story, you will know the couple have been married for 6 years and you know the way it is in this part of the world, being married for 6 years without a child! Today, Teju is celebrating and thanking God for giving them double for their trouble! Just wow! Sigh! It seems 2018 is a year of double double truly. Only in few weeks, we have heard about 4 couples giving birth to twins, and that's not even including the real world, what if we include the real world (off the internet). Oh Lord, do ours in double too, Amen!

What the new dad wrote announcing the arrival of his bundles after the cut...

Wucha! Peter Okoye Goes Kunfu In Music Video

He says, he is going Hollywood, and one shouldn't limit his or herself. But Peter was also fast to remind us that the lessons he's getting is for his upcoming music video. Do watch below...

Hot Couple! Omawunmi Shows Off Her Husband

She hardly shows him off. But once in awhile, she throws in a pic. Today Oma the music wonder showed off the man she is happily and legally married too. By the way, they have two kids too!

Ruth Kadiri Writes Critics, Kill Yourselves She Says

Nollywood actress, Ruth Kadiri has a word for her critics. And the words are simple -- she wants them to kill themselves. Ruth who flaunted her figure this morning online wrote;
'Dear body shammers Even as a fat girl I keep getting it. Kill yourselves''

So you people have been body shaming her? Lol

Tonto Dikeh Flaunts Major Cleavage As She Says Her Body Is Speaking In Tongues

Lol, the actress and mom of one has been flaunting her body ever since she had her body recreated- surgery! Tonto posteda mild video saying her body is speaking in tongues has she flaunted her new shape! You like?

Banky W Recalls How He Almost Quit Music! Wants You To Stay Strong Too

Banky W has dished out advise from his own experience. I know many think, Banky is from a well to do family, fortunate and just got on the music scene without any difficulty and made it. But today Banky is saying, no, you are wrong, I am just like you and above all, let us thank God for his mercies.

Here's how Banky in a tell it all note revealed his grass to grace story. He might not even know, he has said it all, lol. This will really help alot of people... READ.

Speaking on a radio programme the singer explained; “All the money that I had saved for my music, I had spent on marketing, videos and other things. On the last day of December 2008, I realised that these things were not working out well for me because I had high hopes when I was returning to Nigeria from America. I believed that I would be the greatest artiste in the world till reality set in.

I'm Ready For Marriage- Seyi Shay

Nigerian pop singer, Seyi Shay has confessed she is ready for marriage. Seyi who spoke on Saturday Beats also revealed she wished her late mom was alive to see all she has become because she took to her words. Seyi's undilluted words...

“Currently all my father does is to pray for me. Before my mother died, her last words to me were that I should become all I can be and I would eventually make it in Nigeria. I really miss my mother and I wish she could see everything that I am doing now.

I wish she could see that I have not given up despite the setbacks I encounter in my job. I think my mother would be proud of me.

“If my mother was alive, I am sure she would always ask me when I would introduce her to my fiancé but before her death, she never pressured me about marriage.

Tramadol Is Killing My Friend- Lekki Guy Writes

A young man has come on social media to narrate how tramadol is gradually killing his friend. The young man who says they reside in Lekki is lost about who to report him too.He isn't sure if he should tell his mom the level of his addiction or his girlfriend, but he just knows he needs help. Unable to bottle it again, he took to social media to write about it;

Let me go straight to the point I’ve got this friend of mine who stays in the same estate here with me in ibeju-lekki area this young man is in his late twenties and also a graduate, this his addiction started way back when we were still undergraduates.

He used to use this particular drug just because of reading sake Co’s he once told me his brain it’s always at it’s peak whenever his on this drug and he tends to assimilate anything he reads, now he’s outta school though he got side hustle put guys my guy is outta hand the rate at which he takes this drugs now is alarming the reason I’m saying this is simply on the fact that I was with him yesterday evening and I needed him to enter d number of a mechanic he recommended for me to fix ma car,… his hand was really shaking badly that I noticed he had to quickly adjust by using the other hand to hold on to the phone.

Incredible! What I Ordered Vs What I Got...

Lmaooo.... but when will carpenters stop being tailors? Not fair! See how she said her day was ruined below...

I Made My Money Through Hardwork- Duncan Mighty

Duncan Mighty has assured doubting minds that he made his money from nothing but hard work and the grace of God.

While speaking with Saturday Beats and reacting to the rumours of how he made his wealth, Duncan said he made his money not only from music, but other source of businesses too. He even gave the advise of how you can make money from one source and invest in other businesses too. He said;

He said, “I have read in several places where people link my wealth to illegal activities like oil bunkering but I don’t feel bad about it. Such things are normal. Making money in life for me is not the ultimate thing. People would always judge how you make money especially when they know where you are coming from.

They know that my family did not have money while I was growing up so they would question my wealth. When God blesses you, he does not look at where you are coming from. It is just a normal thing for people to talk about the way you made your money without talking about how you suffered,” he said.

Meet The 21-Year Old Kenyan Girl Who Is Dating 54-Year Old American! Says I Can't Live Without Him

A Kenyan student in the United States is the subject of discussion after her relationship with her American boyfriend became a trending topic over their age-gap.

Speaking to Mail Online, Rehab Kimani, 21, said she met Joe Singiser, 54, through work at a nursing home in New Jersey.

A student and home health aide, Rehab said that her friends got disgusted by her choice of boyfriend. They even stopped her from talking about her man whenever she was around them

“I thought he was very attractive and immediately wanted him,” she revealed. “I really liked his big muscles and that everyone at work was afraid of him.”

Timi Dakolo Shows Off His Dad & He's A Baby Boy

How can a father be hotter than his son! Timi Dakolo showed off his dad on the gram saying he is more than 60 years old, and his fans went wild... Some asked how his father could be hotter than him. Oh well!

K1 Returns From Medical Vacation [Photos]

King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal is back in the country after his medical sojourn in Canada. The Fuji Lord who has been away for about two weeks looked very radiant in his pants and T-Shirt as he made his way out from the airport waving to fans.

His newly acquired luxury car, Bentley with a customized plate number ‘FUJI MII’ was already parked at the arrival hall and in no time, he was ushered into the road beauty that took him away from the airport .

However, before leaving, K 1 quickly thanked many who had supported him with prayers and otherwise in making his medical journey successful.

Herdsmen Kill Farmer In Delta...

Olona community, Aniocha North Local Government Area, Delta State was thrown into mourning, this week, Wednesday precisely following the killing of one of their sons by suspected herdsmen.

Saturday Vanguard gathered that the victim identified as Mr Sunday Ojei Onwueze, left for his farm that morning and was ambushed by the ravaging herdsmen who mutilated his body with machetes. The 45-year old man was married with four kids, according to a family member, Mr Alex Ngwu.

 He lamented that herdsmen had been terrorizing them and called on security agencies to beef up security in the area. Efforts made to reach the police authority in the state proved abortive at press time. However, a senior police officer in the area confirmed the incident.

North Korea's Kim Promises No More Missile Tests

North Korea will halt nuclear or intercontinental ballistic missile tests and shut down its atomic test site, it said today in a move immediately welcomed by US President Donald Trump.

Pyongyang's declaration, long sought by Washington, will be seen as a crucial step in the fast diplomatic dance on and around the Korean peninsula.

North Korea said that to create an "international environment favourable" for its economy, it would "facilitate close contact and active dialogue" with neighbouring countries and the international community.

It was the first time Kim directly addressed his position on North Korea's nuclear weapons programmes ahead of planned summits with South Korean President Moon Jae-in next week and with US President Donald Trump in late May or early June.

Top Tanzania Video Vixen Dies After Short Illness

Popular video queen Agnes Gerald, alias Masogange, is dead. According to Roben Simwanza, a lawyer to the deceased, Masogange died on Friday April 20 around 4.00 pm.

He said she was suffering from pneumonia and died while receiving treatment at Mama Ngoma hospital at Mwenge in Kinondoni Municipality, Tanzania.

Earlier this month, she was found guilty of drug use and was ordered to pay a total of $450,000 or serve two years in jail after a magistrate found that she was using the illicit drugs Heroin and Oxazepam.

Bandits Kill 30 In Zamfara

Armed bandits struck yesterday again in Kabaro and two other villages in Dansadau Emirate in Maru  Local Government Area of Zamfara State killing at least 30 people with several others sustaining injuries. According to a source, the armed bandits in their dozens  stormed the three villages of Kabaro, Danmani Hausawa and Danmani Dakarkari on motorbikes .

The source added that the bandits started their dastardly acts in Kabaro village where most of the victims were killed Thursday night and later moved to Damani Hausawa and Damani Dankarkari in the early hours of yesterday (Friday) leaving in their trail tears and blood.

The Police Public Relation Officer  (PPRO), Zamfara State Command, DSP Shehu Mohammed who confirmed the incident said, the Command has ordered its Operational Officer and the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Dansadau area to ascertain the level of damage and actual number of casualty.

Swedish DJ, Avicii Dies At 28

Swedish DJ Avicii has died in Muscat, Oman, at the age of 28. His representative said in a statement: “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii. He was found dead in Muscat, Oman, this Friday afternoon local time, 20 April.

“The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given.”

Jacob Zuma Fathered A Child With A 24-Year-Old

Former president Jacob Zuma has become a father again after a 24-year-old woman gave birth to his child in a Durban hospital last week. The child was born at the Busamed Hillcrest Private Hospital last Thursday - Zuma's birthday.

Zuma is a polygamist who has fathered 22 known children from at least 11 women.  Different sources confirmed to News24 that Zuma came to visit his baby under strict security on Thursday night.

"They had to clear the maternity ward for other patients. Hospital staff made it clear that this was strictly confidential.

Ray Zuma, who is related to the former president, confirmed that Zuma was going to wed a woman named Nonkanyiso Chonco.

Men Can’t Resist My Big Boobs -Actress, Stella Idika

Stella Idika is undoubtedly one of the most promising actresses in Nollywood. Known for roles in movies such as Empire, Soldier Boy, Woman in Me, and Descendants of Jezebel, Idika is indeed good at her craft.

In a chat with Inside Nollywood, the tall and busty diva recalled her most embarrassing encounter with a male fan that just couldn’t resist her big boobs.

 “This male fan sent me a message via Facebook messenger. He said he loves to watch me on screen and each time he sees my movies, he concentrates on my boobs. He said he simply can’t take his eyes off my boobs and wonders what it will cost him to feel them. I was really embarrassed, honestly.”

Former ‘Glee’ Actor Kevin McHale Confirms He’s Gay

Kevin McHale made a subtle announcement about his sexuality and it’s all thanks to Ariana Grande.

Fans have speculated the “Glee” alum is gay after he posted a photo of himself holding someone’s hand on Instagram last month, captioning it with the ASL sign for “I love you.”  Last weekend he added a pic of himself cuddling with a man whom many believe is McHale’s boyfriend, actor Austin McKenzie. The two have been spotted in public together recently.

McHale confirmed the rumours on Twitter on Friday – the first time he has publicly addressed his sexuality, with a series of tweets praising Ariana Grande’s new single, “No Tears Left To Cry”.

Boko Haram Commanders Surrender To Army

Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, said two Boko Haram commanders and the insurgents’ physician have surrendered to Nigerian Army.

He made the disclosure when he presented the surrendered insurgents in Maiduguri. Nicholas said a woman leader of the insurgents’ group and three children also surrendered to the troops at Kumshe in Bama Local Government Area of Borno.

He added that the insurgents voluntarily surrendered, noting that the move was acceptable under the Safe Corridor Scheme initiated by Federal Government to encourage the insurgents to lay down their arms.

The theatre commander explained that the military initiated contact with the insurgents to encourage them to surrender, adding that more insurgents had indicated their interest to lay down their arms.

Why I Stopped Acting For 7 Years –Maureen Solomon

Maureen Solomon got us all glued to the TV screen in early 2000. She was the fine girl with sexy eyes and curvy hips, who at the time she was about to make the A-list, vanished from the scene. But not after she had made a lasting impression on her fans. Entertainer recently visited the Lagos home of the beautiful and brainy actress where she revealed why she left the scene at the peak of her career.

It seems marriage has changed you. You look more beautiful, what is the secret?

Thank you dear. First of all, it is God that has made me beautiful. I know and I am sure that it’s Him. Secondly, I don’t go out much. So, it’s peace of mind, nothing much and no secret really.

PDP Calls Kogi Assembly To Impeach Bello

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has lamented the absence of Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello from the state without officially transmitting a letter to the State House of Assembly.

The party therefore called on the state House of Assembly to commence an impeachment process on the governor for absenteeism and dereliction of duties. Kogi State PDP Director of Research and Documentation, Achadu Dickson who stated this in a statement yesterday in Lokoja, said it was lamentable that since the fall of the governor at a market place in Lokoja a month ago, he had been absent from the state and his duties without any letter transmitted to the state Assembly.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Senate Invasion A Threat To Democracy – NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) said on Friday that Wednesday’s invasion of the Senate Chamber by suspected hoodlums was a violation of the nation’s security system and threat to the current democratic dispensation.

In a statement signed by its president, Ayuba Wabba, NLC said the episode was an unfortunate reminder of the dark days which the nation should do without.

The statement reads: “The invasion of the hallowed chamber of the Senate on Wednesday by hoodlums and miscreants who carted away the mace and other paraphernalia of authority is a violation of the sanctity of the Senate and constitutes a threat to our democracy. It represents a throw-back to those dark old days we are better off without.

Man In Court Over Alleged Attempt To Kill Father

A 33-year-old applicant, Mohammed Mohammed, was on Friday remanded in prison by a Minna Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly attempting to kill his father.

The accused is facing a count charge of attempted culpable homicide, contrary to Section 229 of the Penal Code.

Magistrate Amina Musa, declined to take his plea on the ground that the court lacked jurisdiction to hear the case.

Musa directed the police to forward the case file to the State Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.

Anambra People Wants State Of Emergency Declared

The people of Orumba North and Orumba South in Anambra have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency to the unending erosion disaster in the federal constituency.

They made the request in Abuja today when the traditional and town union leaders, led by the member representing the federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Rep Ben Nwankwo, visited Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

The lawmaker told State House Correspondents after the meeting that the disaster was beyond the capacity of the affected communities and the state to handle. He said that the disaster required urgent intervention of both the federal government and international agencies.

Presidency Raises Alarm Over Fake Facebook Account In Zahra Buhari’s Name

The Presidency has raised alarm over a fake Facebook account in the name of Zahra, President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter.

This was raised in a statement by Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.

“Merchants of mischief have taken their antics against the first family further by creating a fake Facebook account in the name of Zahra, President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter,’’ he stated.

Adesina said that the fake account, conspicuously different from the authentic one, was used to post a message on April 17, at 9.07 a.m.

Wenger Is Cherished, Kanu Reacts To Resignation

The former Arsenal star has reacted to Arsene Wenger' s resignation. He took to social media to post the photo above writing;

'Big shoes for anyone to fill, playing for Arsenal under Arsene was one of the best period of my career, 2 premiership, 2 FA cups, The invincibles, playing with some of the best assembled players, influencing millions of fans in West Africa to support this great club are some of the memories that come to fore today but above all the privilege to have played for a gentleman like Wenger is most cherished. #arsenalfc #AFC #Arsenewenger #coyg @arsenal'

OAU Sex For Marks: I Was Never Invited By The Committee – Monica Osagie

Monica Osetobe Osagie, who was named earlier today by the Obafemi Awolowo University, as the  the female voice in the viral Sex-For-Mark tape has denied being invited by the Committee set up by the Obafemi Awolowo University.

In a telephone conversation with an online medium, Osetobe, said she was never contacted by the school officials. According to her, “The management didn’t contact me. If they did, i would have honoured them”.

Recall the Obafemi Awolowo University had on Thursday morning, released statement claiming, the female voice owner of the Sex-For-Mark conversation has been identified, as Monica Osetobe, who was contacted, but failed to show up.

Khloe Kardashian Continues To Ignore Cheating Drama To Publicly Wish Sister Happy Birthday

Khloe Kardashian is continuing to ignore the Tristan Thompson cheating allegations as she took to social media on Wednesday to wish her sister Kourtney Kardashian a happy birthday.

Mum-of-three, Kourtney turned 39 on Wednesday and Khloe publicly gushed over her sibling in a sweet post.

"Happy birthday @kourtneykardash!!!! In any lifetime I would have found a way to have you in my life forever!" new mum Khloe wrote on Instagram alongside a series of pictures of them posing together over the years.

"I can't imagine life without you! Have the best birthday!! You deserve everything and more! Forever and always I love you!!!"

Photos: Man Tries To Commit Suicide After Being Sentenced To Death In Benin

Barrister Jefferson Uwoghiren has narrated what happened today at the High Court, Sapele Road, in Benin City, after a man was sentenced to death. According to him, the suspect was sentenced to death for armed robbery. Upon hearing the judgement, he decided to kill himself, but court officials quickly prevented him.

The convicted suspect was filmed crying and lamenting as he laid on the ground before being taken to prison along with another suspect. Hopefully another person thinking of committing a crime now will see this an repent. More photos below...

Teddy Bear Suffocates Baby In Her Sleep After It Was Placed Near Her By Mom

A young mother has revealed the moment she discovered her baby daughter had been suffocated in her sleep by a stuffed toy at the side of her bed.

Dexy Leigh Walsh found 18-month-old Connie Rose’s body in her bed with the giant teddy on top of her. Despite desperate efforts to revive her, the baby was pronounced dead by paramedics after they arrived at the home in Dundee.

The 23-year-old mum says she had stuffed a narrow gap between Connie Rose’s bed and the wall with soft toys to stop her falling through.

But when she went to check on her, she found her underneath the 3ft-tall teddy and not breathing.