Saturday, December 8, 2018

Chelsea & Police Investigate Claims Of Racist Abuse Aimed At Raheem Sterling

Chelsea and the Metropolitan Police have launched an investigation into claims Raheem Sterling was the target of vile racial abuse at Stamford Bridge.

TV footage clearly showed Chelsea fans screaming abuse at Manchester City and England star Sterling as he went to retrieve a ball off the pitch 37 minutes into the game.

One of the fans, face contorted in hate, appeared to call Sterling a “black c***” and it is thought he was spoken to by stewards but not removed from the stadium.

The incident enraged former Arsenal star and TV pundit Ian Wright, who Tweeted: “The bad old days are back! Chelsea you have been shamed by this disgusting racist fan! absolutely no doubt about what he says.”

Prince Harry Went 'Mental' & Accused William Of Trying To Wreck His Relationship With Meghan

The real reason Harry and Meghan are moving to Windsor is because of tensions between the two brothers, it's claimed.

Initially it was thought that a frosty relationship between Meghan and Kate was to blame for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's move from Kensington Palace.

But the driving force behind the divide is actually friction between Harry and William, according to The Sun.

The paper claims Harry has accused William of trying to 'wreck his marriage' after his older brother voiced concerns over Meghan.

We Are Not Going On Strike - NUPENG, PENGASSAN

The Oil workers unions have reassured the Federal government that its members would not go on strike over the threat of depot owners to shut down services over issues on payment of outstanding subsidy claims.

The unions are the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers and Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria.

The unions made this known in a joint statement signed by their presidents Messrs Francis Johnson and Willians Akporeha, in Abuja on Saturday.

Work For Buhari, Sanwo-Olu’s Victory, Ambode Tells Epe Indigenes

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Saturday urged voters in Epe Divison to vote en masse for candidates of the All Progressives Congress across the board to ensure the continuation of the good works of the party both in the State and in the country at large.

Ambode, who spoke during a meeting with leaders of the APC in the division which was called at his instance and held at the Jubilee Chalet in Epe, said it was time for the people to put events before and after the APC governorship primaries in the state which produced Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the governorship candidate of the party behind them, and truly unite for the party’s victory.

Addressing the gathering which was well attended by all the APC leaders in the division, Ambode said it became imperative for him to meet with them to let them know that all members must submit to the decision of the party.

Adorable Family Photo Of Mikel Obi & Family

Super Eagles Midfielder and Captain, Mikel Obi is all smiles with his wife, Olga and their twin daughters as they went out cycling together on vacation in Maldives

EFCC 'Storms' Doyin Okupe's Residence

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)today paid Doyin Okupe, a former aide to immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan a surprise visit.

According to Okupe, the EFCC operatives arrived his residence in Lagos on Saturday, and asked him to follow them.

He disclosed the incident via a tweet that read: “EFCC just stormed my house in Ilupeju Lagos asking me to follow them. No letter. No letter of IV no warrant. Saturday!”

He, however, tweeted after more than an hour that the EFCC operatives left his house after he promised to report to their office on Monday.

PDP Accuses Buhari Government Of Freezing Peter Obi’s Bank Account

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said on Saturday that the bank accounts of its vice-presidential candidate, Peter Obi, had been frozen by the Buhari administration, saying the development followed relentless harassments of the politician’s family members by supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress.

But the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), Nigeria’s leading anti-graft departments, denied freezing Mr Obi’s account, with the EFCC spokesperson telling Premium Times on Saturday night that there was no truth in the claim.

The PDP spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, said in a statement that the opposition party decried the “stoppage of transactions on all accounts belonging” to Mr Obi, “his wife, his family members and their businesses by agencies of the Muhammadu Buhari administration.”

New Loved Up Photo Of Davido & Girlfriend, Chioma

Chioma shared the photo on her IG page with love emoji and we must say they are really cute together.

I May Lose My Balance If I Reduce My Hair -TY Bello

Popular singer and photographer, TY Bello, would eternally be grateful to God. After nine years of marriage, she was later blessed with a set of twins. Although some years have passed, the singer told Saturday Beats in a recent chat that she was still not used to being addressed as ‘Iya Ibeji,’ a name given to mothers of twins in Yorubaland.

She said, “The secret of my good looks is the fact that I just keep living life and enjoying it. I also enjoy the work that I do.”

The singer, who recently trended on the Nigerian digital space courtesy of her collaboration with gospel singer, Tope Alabi, on the song, Logan Ti Ode, told Saturday Beats that she was shocked by the feedback she got from the spontaneous worship song.

Prosecutors To File Fraud Complaint Against Shakira

Spanish prosecutors are poised to file a court complaint against Shakira for allegedly evading 14.5 million euros ($16.5 million) in taxes, which the superstar singer's defence lawyers deny.

The El Pais daily said prosecutors had notified the award-winning Colombian singer's lawyers that after investigating the case they would not drop it, which means they will file a complaint in court in the coming days for alleged tax fraud

A spokesman for Spain's prosecution office would only tell AFP that "no action has been taken" yet. The matter "is being examined", he said.

I Got Burnt While Playing Sango In church - Wale Adebayo Reveals

Actor Wale Adebayo became popular in 1997 when the movie – Sango – in which he played the lead role, was released. Till date, he is fondly referred to as Sango by many members of the public.

In a chat with Saturday Beats, he sympathised with a student of the University of Ibadan who recently got burnt while playing the part of Sango. Sharing his own experience while playing the role for a church play, he said, “I have been playing the part of Sango since I was a kid. Even when I was in the church, we had a cultural troupe and I always acted Sango and of course, I would need to make fire come out of my mouth.

“This was in 1988. When I got into the university in 1992, the church was opening our Ibadan missionary building. The Catholic Youth Organisation of Nigeria presented a cultural play as we had always done since we were children. During the play, when all the ladies bowed before Sango, I came from behind and breathed fire.

Trump Describes Former Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson As Dumb & Lazy

President Trump has described his first secretary of state, Rex W. Tillerson, as “dumb as a rock” and “lazy as hell” on Friday after Mr. Tillerson said that the president had regularly pushed him to take actions that were illegal.

Mr. Trump, who fired Mr. Tillerson with a Twitter post in March, lashed back at him the same way after the former secretary gave a talk in Houston and said Mr. Trump was undisciplined, did not like to read and did not respect the limits of his office.

“Mike Pompeo is doing a great job, I am very proud of him,” Mr. Trump wrote on Friday afternoon, referring to the current secretary.

Customs Men Shoot Man To Death While Chasing Smugglers In Ogun

Pandemonium broke out yesterday when stray bullet allegedly fired by men of Ogun State Command of Nigeria Customs Services reportedly killed a 35-year-old man, Samson Olabisi.

The incident happened at Ipokia round-about, Ipokia local government area of Ogun State .

Saturday Vanguard gathered that the deceased, father of five ,was reported to be on a motorcycle , heading towards Tube in Ipokia local governemnt when he was hit by the stray bullet fired by men of NCS who were reportedly chasing smugglers in the area.

An eye witness said Olabisi was shot when the customs operatives invaded the area searching for rice smugglers and started shooting indiscriminately.

Tinubu Re-Organises APC Ahead Of 2023

Facts have emerged why the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, turned down an offer by the presidency and national leadership of the party for him to lead President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign for the 2019 presidential election.

 A source close to the former governor of Lagos State told Saturday Telegraph that Tinubu asked to be left out of Buhari’s campaign, so that he can have enough time to reorganise the party in the South-West zone ahead of the 2019 general elections.

His words: “There is no doubt that Asiwaju is committed to President Buhari’s second term bid and have started mobilising towards that, but he pleaded to be left out of the national campaign committee, so that he can reorganise the APC in the South-West ahead of the coming elections.

Seun Kuti Nominated For 2018 Grammy’s Best World Album

Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti and his Egypt 80 band, has been nominated for 61st Grammy’s best world music album for his Black Times album.

Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti and his Egypt 80 band, has been nominated for 61st Grammy’s best world music album for his Black Times album.

The nominations, which were announced Friday, saw Kendrick Lamar leading the field, with eight nods recognising his work for the “Black Panther” soundtrack, including the hit song “All the Stars” with SZA.

Osas Ighodaro-Ajibade Celebrates Husband As He Turns A Year Older

Gbenro Ajibade is a year older today and his wife Osas Ighodaro- Ajibade has taken to her IG page to celebrate him amidst reports of a crisis in their marriage. But she however disabled comments on the post.

Worthy of note: Gbenro shunned Osas last birthday on 26th October, 2018.

Six Killed In Stampede At A Rap Concert In Italy

A stampede at a rap concert in an Italian nightclub killed five teens and one adult, and left dozens of people injured early Saturday, authorities said.

At least 35 people were wounded in the chaos at the Lanterna Azzurra nightclub in Corinaldo, Italian news agency ANSA reported.

Hundreds of people had been waiting to see popular rapper Sfera Ebbasta perform when someone in the club sprayed an "irritant substance," leading to a stampede, the civil protection agency said.

Five teenagers and a woman who had accompanied her daughter to the concert were killed, said Luigi Di Maio, a deputy prime minister. He identified those killed as Asia Nasoni, 14; Daniele Pongetti, 16; Benedetta Vitali, 15; Mattia Orlandi,15; Emma Fabini, 14; and 39-year-old Eleonora Girolimini.

"These (victims) are young people. It's absurd to die this way. As a government we will do everything we can to clarify the circumstances and make sure the security norms were followed," Maio posted on Facebook.

Regina Daniels Shares Childhood Photo To Prove She Is Just SIXTEEN

Lol, Regina Daniels has shared a childhood photo of her to prove she is just 16. Regina shared the photo and captioned it;

'Why do you all keep saying I'm not 16. I mean, check out your little girl of yesterday, she can be 16 now'.

Last year she was 16, this year she refused to disclose her age on her birthday, and now she is saying why do people think she is not 16. Lmao... what is wrong with her.

The Makuns Roll Out Their 2018 Christmas Photos

The Makuns -- AY Comedian, Yomi Casual and Lanre Makun and their wives, Mabel, Grace and Joy have released their family Christmas photos. And we must say they are really beautiful.

I Didn't Steal Mudi Africa's Design - Kunle Afolayan

Shortly after Kunle Afolayan delved into fashion and released his Kunle Afolayan's Kembe, many likened it to that of Mudi Africa's Drop Crotch pants. And since then, some have been saying he stole the design from Mudi.

But in an exclusive chat with Saturday Beats, the filmmaker stated that he did not steal anyone’s idea. He said, “If you look at Mudi’s designs, you can compare it with mine and see the difference. Richard Mofe-Damijo was one of the people who wore Mudi’s own and I can categorically tell you that RMD has bought more than 10 pairs of Kunle’s Kembe because it is different.

“Mudi did plain harem pants; I am doing a modernised Yoruba traditional kembe, using local fabrics so they are two different things. Are you saying that the agbada that Ebuka Obi-Uchendu wore during Banky W’s wedding is not the normal agbada? Anybody can claim ownership to something as long as you can defend it and people also see the essence of it.”

Cardi B Appears in Court for Hearing Over Strip Club Assault Charges

Four days after Cardi B faced a possible arrest warrant for skipping a court date stemming from a misdemeanor assault charge, the rapper appeared at a New York court Friday where she was ordered to avoid contact with the two strip club employees involved in the incident.

“Defendant Belcalis Almanzar aka #CardiB has been arraigned in #Queens Criminal Court,” Queens, New York district attorney Richard A. Brown tweeted. “My office requested $2,500 bail, but she was released on her own recognizance. The next court date is Jan. 31. Orders of protection were issued.”

The misdemeanor reckless endangerment and assault stem from an August incident at Queens, New York’s Angels Strip Club, where Migos – including Cardi B’s now-former husband Offset were scheduled to perform.

NYSC Sanctions Davido For Violating Service Rules

The National Youth Service Corps has sanctioned popular artiste, David Adeleke, aka Davido, for violating camp rules during the mandatory three-week orientation camp, Saturday Punch has learnt.

Top sources in the NYSC told one of Punch correspondents that for “absconding” from the camp during the orientation camp, the Corps had to “dekit” the artiste, which brought to an end his participation in the 2018 Batch ‘B’ Stream II in Lagos State, where he had been posted.

The source said, “The NYSC was constrained to “dekit” Davido for violating the rules guiding conduct and activities in the camp. As a matter of fact, he absconded because he was away from the camp without permission. That prompted the Corps to issue him a query which was sent from Abuja. So, he is no longer a serving corps member.”

However, it was also gathered that he may be remobilised for the scheme.

Forbes Releases List Of Top 10 Richest Music Stars In Africa

Forbes has named the top 10 richest musicians in Africa. These popular artistes span from various countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and other African countries whose music industries are doing very well. Check out the list below...

Tuface Almost Went Into Depression Over Having Different Babymamas At A Young Age

Tuface Idibia and Annie are the latest couple to cover Genevieve Magazine. During the interview they spoke about their relationship and Tuface also spoke about how he almost went into depression from having different children from different women at a young age. His words below...

Akpororo Slams Daddy Freeze At The Experience 13

Akpororo has slammed Daddy Freeze during his performance yesterday at 'The Experience' which held in Lagos.

Akpororo says Daddy Freeze didn't write the bible and so has no right to instruct people not to pay their tithes. He further went ahead to say if he had anointing like Elijah, he would have turned Daddy Freeze into a  ‘wall gecko’. Watch the video below...

Kim Kardashian Celebrates Kanye West' s 69th Grammy Nomination

She's his biggest cheerleader. And Kim Kardashian was at it once again on Friday, as her husband Kanye West got a a nod in the Grammy nominations.

'Congrats babe on your 69th Grammy nomination!!!!!! #ProducerOfTheYear @kanyewest,' wrote Kim.
Kanye with compete in the non-classical producer of the year category with Linda Perry, Pharrell Williams, Boi-1Da and Larry Klein.

Kanye has won 21 Grammys over the years, making him tied with Jay Z for the title of highest-decorated hip-hop artist. 

Woman Arrested After Sitting On Man's Face When He Refused To Perform S*x Act'

A n-ked woman is said to have chased a terrified man around a house before demanding he performed a s-x act on her.

The strange incident happened in Missouri, USA, has the woman is currently being held in custody on a felony sexual abuse charge.

According to a police report she allegedly tried to force the man perform a s-x act on her.

A court filing says Amy Nicole Parrino, 43, was arrested Sunday night after she repeatedly punched the victim and struck him with a belt, brass plate, and a mobile phone some 20 to 25 times.

Beauty Queen Forced Into Marriage At 15 Says She Was R-ped Nearly Every day

A woman has spoken of the horrific consequences of forced marriage when she was taken to Bangladesh at 15 and pressurised into marrying a man twice her age.

Beauty queen Rubie Marie said she was r-ped “more or less, every single day” so she would get pregnant and her husband could guarantee his way into the UK.

She only managed to escape when she returned to Wales to give birth.

Ms Marie, now 35, and living in the Birmingham, works to raise awareness and support survivors, Birmingham Live reports.

Huawei Executive Faces 30 Years In Jail After 'Breaking Iran Sanctions'

A top executive of Huawei, is facing fraud charges relating to alleged sanctions-breaking dealings with Iran, a Canadian court has heard.

Details of the charges involving Meng Wanzhou, of the Chinese telecoms giant, were revealed when a publication ban was lifted by a judge in Vancouver.

Huawei CFO Wanzhou, 46, who is the daughter of the company founder, was arrested on Saturday, December 1 at the request of the United States.

The arrest, revealed by Canadian authorities late on Wednesday, was part of a U.S. investigation into an alleged scheme to use the global banking system to evade U.S. sanctions against Iran.

Mr Eazi Visits Femi Otedola In His Office, Temi Reacts

Musician and Temi Otedola's boyfriend, Mr Eazi visited his girlfriend's dad, Femi Otedola in his office yesterday.

The billionaire shared the photo with the caption: "Eazi does it! Received @MrEazi at my office today!" and his daughter, Temi reacted to the photo writing;"Mineeee with love emojis.

Mac Miller Receives His 1st Ever Grammy Nomination

He passed away on September 7, 2018 after an accidental drug overdose at the age of 26.

And three months after his death, Mac Miller has been announced as a nominee at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

The rapper posthumously secured his first ever Grammy nomination for Swimming in the category, Rap Album Of The Year.

His competition in the Best Rap category is: Invasion Of Privacy, Cardi B; Victory Lap, Nipsey Hussle; Daytona, Pusha T; and Astroworld, Travis Scott.

The nominations were announced on Friday morning.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Trump Names Ex-Bush Official William Barr As New Attorney General

US President Donald Trump has nominated William Barr, a conservative lawyer who was attorney general in the administration of the late George H.W. Bush, to lead the US Department of Justice.

Mr Barr would replace Jeff Sessions, who Mr Trump forced to resign last month amid rising pressure on the White House from the Russia collusion investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Mr Barr is "A terrific man, a terrific person," Mr Trump said. "He was my first choice from day one.... respected by Republicans, respected by Democrats," he said.

Teen Electrocuted After Falling Asleep Wearing Headphones As He Charged Phone

A 16-year-old boy has died after being electrocuted while wearing headphones as his phone was being charged.

Mohammed Aidil Azzahar Zaharin reportedly fell asleep wearing the headphones at his home in Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.

He was found unresponsive the next day, with blood pouring out his ear.

Disturbing pictures - which the Mirror is choosing not to show - also reveal his blackened ears after he was electrocuted.

Britain's Biggest Family Show Off Their 21st Child

The parents of Britain's biggest family have insisted they are 'done' after welcoming their 21st child.

Sue and Noel Radford welcomed youngest daughter Bonnie Raye on November 7 after a 12-minute labour.

Despite their love of having kids, 43-year-old Sue admitted it was finally time to stop procreating as the family appeared on This Morning on Friday.

Sue revealed she had an easy labour with Bonnie, who was born 14 months after her last child.

Buhari’s Rejection Of Electoral Bill, An Act Of Desperation – CUPP

The Coalition of United Political Parties on Friday faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to again withhold assent to the 2018 Electoral Amendment Bill.

The coalition in a statement by its first national spokesperson, Imo Ugochinyere, said Buhari’s latest action portrayed him as a jittery President who is afraid of electoral defeat and yet desperate to cling on to power.

It said a President who knew that he did not perform should not be surprised and jittery that all security reports indicated that he would suffer electoral defeat in the hands of the coalition’s consensus candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

Rev. Mbaka Slams Critics, Says God Deserves Money

The Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has lambasted his critics, insisting that God deserves money.

Mbaka said this while responding to criticisms over a video that went viral wherein he was seen trying to compel the Vice-Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Peter Obi, during the annual harvest and bazaar celebration of the church to disclose how much he would donate to his church project.

The cleric had told a reluctant Obi that God hates stinginess and if he continues to act in such a manner, he and the PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, would lose woefully come election day.

Staff At TUI Hotel Create 'Horrifying' Effigy Of A Couple's Dead Son

This is the "horrifying" effigy of a couple's dead son, staff at a TUI hotel apparently made in a ill considered attempt at a tribute.

Faye and Andrew Stephens had decided to stay at the five-star Royalton Jamaica Resort on the anniversary of son Alex's death.

The 21-year-old footballer died falling off a balcony on holiday. His godmother Karen Baker, of Hertfordshire, secretly arranged for a heartfelt tribute in the hotel room.

But instead, her friends were disgusted to find a life-size model made out of clothes lying on the hotel bed, holding a birthday cake.

Photo: CDQ Recovers Lost Pendant, Offers Scholarship To Student Who Found It

Nigerian rapper, CDQ has recovered his  lost pendant and he is also offering a scholarship to student who found it.

CDQ said a young student of Yaba Tech found the pendant, and he promised to sponsor the student’s education till he graduates and also support him in any career. He wrote;

I’m flabbergasted   after getting more than a thousand dm from different people pranking that they saw my pendant which I already gave up… suddenly I decided to visit my dm again yesterday and I saw a live picture of my pendant from a young boy that happens to be a student of Yaba-tech… said he found the pendant on the floor immediately after the show while going home…although he never knew it belongs to me so he had already gone to a mallam shop that night and the aboki told him it’s not a real gold that he’ll buy it for 100k (A hundred thousand naira) from him… that’s when he understood that the jewel would cost more… Then he saw my post the next morning about the pendant and decided to return it back as a core fan… and I asked what he want in return but he said he does not want anything that he’s just happy seeing me in person already… but as it is I have promised him a scholarship to sponsor his education till he finishes and ready to support him in any career he ever wants to venture in… if everyone can
look beyond just today or immediate satisfaction and do what’s right I’m sure the world would be a better place… God bless u bro (Adebayo Yebovi) @ceejayofficiall   Everyone help me say a big thank you to him ❤️

Meghan 's Old Résumé & Headshot Resurface Online

Meghan Markle's old headshot and résumé have resurfaced online, offering a candid insight into the Duchess of Sussex's life when she was working as a struggling actress.

It is not known exactly when the résumé was first used, however it does not list her work as a suitcase model on Deal or No Deal, on which she first appeared in 2006 - with her final professional role listed as the part of 'Natalie "Hot Chick"' in Ashton Kutcher's 2005 movie A Lot Like Love.

The résumé, which was posted on Facebook by an unnamed user alongside a stunning black-and-white headshot of the then-budding actress, also lists Meghan's height and weight, revealing that she was 5'6" and 113lbs, with her hair and eyes both described simply as 'brown'.

Kendrick Lamar leads All Grammy Nominees

Kendrick Lamar is the king of the Grammys: He’s the lead nominee with eight.

Thanks to curating the soundtrack to “Black Panther,” Lamar earned nominations that include album, song and record of the year.

Drake earned seven nominations and also scored nods for the big three. Drake’s frequent collaborator, producer Boi-1Da, earned six nods. So did Brandi Carlile, who earned nominations in the top three categories as well as nominations in the American Roots category.

Cardi B, Lady Gaga, H.E.R., Maren Morris, Childish Gambino, producer Sounwave and engineer Mike Bozzi earned five nominations each.

Mide Martins Abiodun Stuns In Stoned Maxi Gown

So gorg!

PDP Presents Ogun Governorship Flag To Adebutu

The national leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Friday in Abuja presented Mr. Ladi Adebutu with the symbolic party flag, to enable him contest the Ogun State governorship election on the platform of the PDP.

The party leadership also presented similar flags to Mr. Jimi Agbaje to fly the PDP governorship flag in Lagos State, while Mr. Seyi Makinde was also presented with the flag for the Oyo State governorship contest.

While presenting the flags to the candidates, the national chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus said the party had submitted Adebutu’s name to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as required by law.

Police Hand Over Three Internet Fraudsters To EFCC

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday said it had in its custody three suspected Advance Fee fraudsters arrested in Ilesha, Osun.

The Acting Head, Media and Publicity of the commission, Mr Tony Orilade, stated this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja.

He said that the suspects were handed to the commission’s personnel in Ibadan, Oyo state, by Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Intelligence Response Team (IRT) for further investigation.

Orilade said that the suspects, who were between the ages of 22 years and 29 years are Ebenezer Oluwafemi, Kolade Sogo and Oluwagbenga Ejikunke.