Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Six feared dead in Onitsha building collapse

Six persons were on Wednesday feared dead in a building collapse at Ezenwa Street Onitsha, Anambra state. The structure, a four-storey building under construction, located beside Fidelity bank, was said to have collapsed around 2 pm

According to eyewitnesses, the cause of the collapse might not be unconnected to weak building materials.

They said the building lacks proper chaining of the columns of the pillars, coupled with the tiny rods used in the construction.

As at press time, one out of the seven victims was rescued alive, while the remaining six, including the contractor, were still entrapped hours after the collapse.

Meanwhile, the rescue team were digging the debris in search of the victims.

Shocking! Tonto Dikeh calls out TUFACE, ANNIE IDIBIA, Toyin saying don’t BEG for MONEY from my new man

Oh my God! A new drama is about to unfold in Nollywood and this time it is REAL. Tonto Dikeh has called out Annie Idibia, even her husband TUFACE IDIBIA, Eniola and Toyin (we are not sure if it’s Toyin Abraham, because they have been friends for a while now) saying none of them should dare ask her new boyfriend for money, else she will expose them. Tonto who says she is in a new relationship wrote what you see above!

'Real truth' behind Mel B's health scare after she went blind in one eye

Mel B has revealed the "real truth" about her terrifying experience of going blind in one eye.

The Spice Girls star had an upsetting health scare just days before she's due to kick off her band's reunion tour.

Scary Spice slammed reports that she was doing fine and admitted she'd been left terrified after she lost the sight in her right eye and her left eye went blurry.

The 43-year-old took to Instagram to reveal what really happened as she shared a black and white picture of herself with a patch covering her right eye.

Beautiful four generation photo

We love!

Saudi Arabia to behead author, journalist and cleric on terrorism charges

Saudi Arabia will execute three prominent scholars who are being held on multiple charges of "terrorism" shortly after the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

One of the men was arrested in September last year shortly after he tweeted a prayer for reconciliation between Saudi Arabia and Qatar amid the neighbours' diplomatic crisis.

All three scholars - cleric Sheikh Salman al-Odah, author Awad al-Qarni and broadcaster Ali al-Omari - have a massive presence online, with al-Odah's Twitter account having more than 13million followers.

Saudi Arabia, Britain's ally in the Middle East, is one of the world's most prolific executioners behind only China and Iran, according to Amnesty International.

Trump names woman as head of US Air Force

US President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he had nominated a former ambassador and Arizona businesswoman to lead the Air Force.

Barbara Barrett, 68, served as the US ambassador to Finland from 2008 to 2009 under the George W. Bush administration. She also chaired an aeronautics research and development center, The Aerospace Corporation, until 2017.

"She will be an outstanding Secretary!" Trump tweeted.

South Africa lawmakers re-elect Cyril Ramaphosa as the Nation's President

South African lawmakers on Wednesday re-elected Cyril Ramaphosa as the nation’s president, two weeks after the ruling ANC party returned to power in legislative elections.

Ramaphosa was “duly elected president of the Republic of South Africa,” chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng told parliament after Ramaphosa was the only name nominated by lawmakers in Cape Town.

MPs from the African National Congress, which won 230 out of 400 seats on May 8, choose the head of state in the parliament’s first post-election sitting.

The ANC won the ballot with 57.5 per cent of the vote, its thinnest majority since the end of apartheid. Ramaphosa will be sworn in on Saturday and name a deputy president and cabinet at the weekend.

NAFDAC seizes N2.6m fake goods at Enugu Airport

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control has seized fake, substandard and unwholesome drugs, cosmetics and medical device worth N2,650,000 at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

Mr John Okwori, Deputy Director and Head, Ports Inspection Directorate, stated this in a statement made available to newsmen in Enugu on Wednesday.

Okwori said that the items were imported from China, USA and Dublin in Ireland, adding that they were seized in order to safeguard public health.

According to him, the agency’s surveillance and vigilance operations have been helpful in the seizures.

Naira Marley was allegedly declared one of the most wanted faces at a time in UK (see his mugshot)

Old mugshot of embattled Nigerian rapper, Naira Marley has surfaced online after he was declared wanted in the UK at the age of 19 in 2014.

The rapper who is currently remanded in EFCC custody until May 30 for the hearing of his bail application after he pleaded not guilty to 11 charges of fraud against him was declared as one of the most wanted faces by Lewisham Police in connection with an incident in Surrey Canal Road, New Cross on March 5, 2014, according to

He was declared wanted alongside four others for various offenses including robbery and sexual assault on a night bus.

June 12 celebration will signify triumph of people’s will —Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has described the upcoming maiden June 12 Democracy Day celebration as “triumph of people’s will after decades of subversion”.

Mohammed stated this on Wednesday when he featured on African Independent Television programme, “Kakaaki”, monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.

The minister was speaking on activities lined up by the federal government for the May 29 inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari and the first democracy day celebration on June 12.

“For me, the lessons of June 12 is that no matter the situation, the peoples will always triumph.

‘Tinubu is a nice man but can’t be president in 2023'

Following the interest shown by some individuals to become the country’s president in 2023, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adamu Kuta, has criticised the party National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, for saying he is under pressure to contest after President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2nd term in office which begins on May 29.

Kuta, a former member of the House of Representatives from Niger State made the statement on Tuesday, in Minna.

He acknowledged that Tinubu has contributed greatly to the success of APC, but he is not fit to be the president of Nigeria.

“I like Tinubu as a person and he has contributed immensely to the success of our party, but honestly he is not the kind of president Nigeria needs in 2023.

Buhari directs Ministers to hand over by May 28

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed all outgoing ministers to handover their portfolios on the 28th of May, 2019.

He gave the directive during the Federal Executive Council (FEC) valedictory session at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday.

He said that the valedictory FEC meeting was the last for the outgoing cabinet before the inauguration of his second term on the 29th of May.

He added that they should continue working in their capacity till Tuesday 28th of May, 2019.

Nigerian government closes four foreign missions due to lack of funds

The Federal Government of Nigeria, has ordered the closure of four foreign missions abroad due to lack of funds.

Geoffrey Onyeama, the minister of foreign affairs said on Tuesday that the missions are Sri-lanka, Serbia, Ukraine and Czech Republic.

The minister who may exit President Muhmmadu Buhari's administration at the end of the month said the closure was because the government could not fund the missions anymore.

Three kidnapped travellers regain freedom in Ondo

Three men kidnapped last Friday along Auga-Ise road in Akoko Northeast local government of Ondo state have regained their freedom.

The two men, in Corolla car with registration ABC 36PY are Gbalaja Mayowa, a staff of Federal College of Education, Okene Kogi state and Arifayan Ayolekan, a Feeds Mill Company staff based in Okenne, were both coming to Ikare Akoko for a wedding.

The third victim, Ibrahim Lawal, the occupant of Mitsubishi pickup van, is a staff of Dangote group.

He was coming from Ibese in Ogun state to Obajana when the gunmen struck.

I battled depression for years- IK Ogbonna's Wife

Nollywood actor, IK Ogbonna's wife, Sonia Morales has revealed she once battled depression for years and she is currently living her best life presently.

‘I fixed myself up so damn well! To think I suffered from a serious depression for years and to be at the place of love,light and peace that I know today is magnificent. Nothing more priceless then a journey of awakening and light ⭐️❤️Here is a confession: in my entire life, I never felt this good, and I am very aware: its just a beginning! #ARealLifeMagic #SoniaLaReinaa’, she wrote.

Tension in Bayelsa INEC over arrest of REC, others

There was palpable fear at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, following reports the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Monday Tom Udoh and two other officials were arrested for electoral fraud by a special police squad.

Fact-finding by the Nation showed that the commission’s complex located along Swali Market Road was unusually quiet with employees wearing long faces and undertaking skeletal assignments.

Though the official vehicle of the REC was not parked at its usual place, it was gathered that Udoh was in his office.

All efforts to gain entrance to his office to get his side of the report proved abortive as the personal secretary of the REC and his police orderly blocked all access to Udoh, adopting various delay tactics.

Presidency orders clearance of Apapa gridlock

The presidency has ordered immediate clearance of the Apapa gridlock and the restoration of law and order to Apapa and its environs within two weeks.

The Presidency also directed trucks and tankers operators to vacate the Port Access Roads within the next 72 hours. The Presidency directive was contained in a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, OFFICE of the Vice President, Laolu Akande on Wednesday in Abuja. The directive mandated the immediate removal of all trucks from the bridges and roads within Apapa and all adjoining streets leading into the Apapa axis.

Photos: 21-year-old Nigerian lady weds 65-year-old white man at a beach in Lagos

A 21 year -old Nigerian lady has tied the knot with her 65 year-old Caucasian lover at Oniru beach in Lagos. The couple were all smiles as they decorate the beach blue for their wedding. Friends and family who disregarded racism and respect for age barriers showed their support for the couple. More photos below...

Photos: Aviation unions protest in Lagos

Aviation unions today protested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos over their welfare. More photos below…

Fire razes BRT bus on Third Mainland Bridge

One of the blue buses belonging to the Bus Rapid Transport scheme in Lagos State has been razed by fire on the Third Mainland Bridge on Wednesday.

The Lagos State Traffic Management Agency, via its Twitter handle confirmed that the fire started around 9:30 a.m.

The bus which was heading towards Iyana-Oworo caught fire just after Adeniji Adele axis of the bridge. No casualty reported as at the time of filing this report.

Beautiful new photos of Adaeze Yobo and her daughter

Lovely....two more pics below...

Anna Banner proudly shows off her stretch marks

Former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, Anna Ebiere Banner has proudly showed off her stretch marks on her instagram page.Sharing beautiful new photo of herself in yellow bikini, the mum –of one wrote;

...Because confidence is beauty❤️

Lol. Woman writes list of tips for ex's new girlfriend and it has left people freaked out

Quite hilarious! Who is this lady!! Lol. While many people have absolutely no interest in seeing their ex after a break up, others are determined to stay friends.

It can be extremely difficult as the nature of the relationship changes, but one of the hardest parts is watching your ex move on with someone else.

But one woman went to extreme lengths to help her former partner Jacob when it came to his new girlfriend, writing her a list of tips and advice for being with him.

As well as listing some of his favourite things - including the colour red, Corona and 1800 liquor - she also listed things she should avoid.

Rihanna uses a photo of CMS Lagos for her Fenty campaign video

Rihanna has started her Fenty Campaign and she started with Lagos. The singer used a photo of CMS for her first ever campaign. Fenty is due to launch online on May 29.

Naira Marley should face the consequences of his actions- Foluke Daramola

Actress Foluke Daramola has said if indeed Naira Marley has done something wrong, then he should be made to face the consequences. Foluke made this known in a video posted on her Instagram page saying what is wrong is wrong and it’s time for us all to say the truth in order for this country to be a better place.

She posted the video and backed it up with these words.

"My take is we have to start building a stronger and better Nigeria from u and 1 if we say cos the country is bad and doesn't have anything to offer us then we will be the victims of our own misbehavior,never forget we are 1st Nigerians before anything and we can only but be 2nd class citizens wherever we find ourselves so y are we bent on soiling the name of our country further???!!!!🙄😡😡😡😡😡

Instagram couple respond to backlash over their dangerous train kiss photo

A husband and wife who love to travel were the topic of much controversy at the beginning of May.

Jean and Camille from Brussels, who post on Instagram under the name @Backpackdiariez, came under fire for sharing one of their recent photos from a holiday in Sri Lanka.

The breathtaking image showed the pair sharing a smooch while leaning out of a moving train - in it she is holding the hand rails, with one leg wrapped around her partner, while worryingly he holds on with only one hand.

They described the image as one of their "wildest kisses" in the caption and said they felt it was the best photo to reflect what they are really like as a couple, as they have "blind trust in each other".

God used my friend to remind me of who I am -Toke Makinwa

Toke Makinwa has narrated how God used a male friend yesterday to remind her of who she is. According to her, the reminder paid off and has made her stronger. She however admits being an adult is not a joke. Well, no one agrees it is, lol. Sigh! Who doesn’t want to relax and play all day! Double sigh!! Her words;

"I have had a rough couple of days, I visited a friend’s restaurant yesterday and as we sat to catch up it’s like the spirit was speaking thru him and he had no idea. I shared somethings with him and he simply said “now, that’s why you are here”, God let’s you go through the valleys not because he hates you but he needs your voice to testify to other people who feel stuck, to let people know that they too when tried can survive it. You gotta stand tall, you have to survive it, there are people waiting and lives that need to be touched daily by your story. My purpose is my voice, the things I go through is not for me but to help someone who is in the dark to see that there is light at the end of the tunnel. I am a vessel, a Channel, I am becoming more. (I wish God won’t trust me so much sha cos sometimes it be like the fire is about to kill me) adulting is a lot!!!! We stay grateful. thank you friend, God used you to remind me of who I am. May we all have those timely reminders when it’s all going crazy 😜. Good morning ☀️ I am queen 👑"

Reasons you get white spots on your fingernails! What to do and how it can be a sign of heart disease

Do you ever get little white spots or streaks across your fingernails? A lot of people do. There's an old wives' tale about how the appearance of these marks indicates a calcium deficiency – a reason to drink milk . Some people even know the marks as 'milk spots'.

But, generally, you can rest assured that white dots – known scientifically as punctate leukonychia – on your nails are nothing sinister and they actually mean something very different.

Typically, they appear simply because there's been some trauma to the nail.

This doesn't have to be anything major. If you slam your nails in a door, of course your nails are going to suffer. But even small things like excessively tapping them at your desk can cause them.

Bride gets the shock of her life after calling her fiancé’s daughter, a ‘crotch goblin’and banning her from their wedding

Over the last few months, we've heard tales of some pretty brazen bridezillas, but we may have just come across one who really takes the cake!

The unnamed woman uploaded a rant to Facebook where it was then shared on a wedding shaming group and posted on Reddit.

And her shocking words have caused people to brand her a 'disgusting' person.

In the post, the bride-to-be reveals she's trying to prevent her fiancé's three-year-old daughter from attending the wedding.

Thanks for being an amazing wife! President’s photographer Bayo Omoboriowo celebrates wife

President Buhari's personal photographer, Bayo Omoboriowo has taking to social media to celebrate his wife as she turns a year older today. Writing on IG, Bayo who is known for his exceptional work praised his wife and wrote;

‘Happy birthday to my woman Mrs Omolola Omoboriowo of @entreescocktails
You are kind and loving, patient and persevering, supportive and sacrificial, an hard worker and a super star.  Pray this new year brings you unparalleled greatness. Thanks for being an amazing wife!’

Victoria Kolawole shows off newly acquired Benz

Nollywood actress, Victoria Kolawole has joined the league of Benz owners. The actress who just acquired a white benz shared photos of herself posing with the ride and asked her followers to congratulate her.

‘Can someone congratulate me?????’, she wrote.

Lovely photos of Will Smith and family on purple carpet

They've been married for over 20 years. And Will Smith looked as smitten as ever with wife Jada Pinkett Smith as the couple packed on the PDA at the glitzy Los Angeles premiere for the actor's new movie Aladdin on Tuesday night. 

The 50-year-old rapper-turned-actor showered his gorgeous wife Jada in kisses as the couple were joined by their daughter Willow, and sons Trey and Jaden on the purple carpet at El Capitan Theatre.

The excitable actor, who plays the genie in the live action remake of the Disney classic, couldn't resist kissing his wife, 47, who pulled out all the stops in a stunning outfit for her husband's big night.

Kylie Jenner gets support from her family at skincare launch party

Kylie Jenner got plenty of family support when she held her skin product launch at a skating rink on Tuesday.

The 21-year-old cosmetics icon was joined by her half-sisters Kourtney, Kim and Khoe Kardashian, as well as her parents Kris and Caitlyn Jenner.

Various family members fired up their Insta Stories over the course of the evening to let their fans in on the luxurious festivities.

Kylie slipped into a powder pink leather strapless mini-dress with peekaboo sides, flashing her taut midriff for the cameras.

Macron invites Buhari to Africa-France Summit

French President Emmanuel Macron has invited President Muhammadu Buhari to the Africa-France Summit scheduled for June 2020 in Bordeaux, France.

Secretary General, Africa-France Summit, Stephanie Rivoal, said this when she visited the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, on Tuesday in Abuja.

She said that the summit with the theme “Sustainable Cities” was aimed at helping African countries resolve the rural-urban drift among other challenges bedevilling the continent.

According to her, Nigeria is expected to showcase its projects that have been proven to work at the two day summit for all stakeholders involved in development of cities. She said it was the wish of Macron for Nigeria’s president to attend the summit because of the importance of Nigeria in the continent.

My husband hasn’t been himself since Targareyan was killed in Games of Thrones – FFK’s wife

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has not been himself since Daenarys Targareyan was killed by her lover, Jon Snow in Games of Thrones, his wife, Precious Chikwendu has revealed.

Chikwendu said Fani-Kayode was still mourning the death of Targareyan, as he appeared obsessed with her and kept telling anyone who cared to listen that what Jon did to her was hideous and that she should have been treated with love, understanding and compassion with a view to reforming her rather than being murdered.

According to her, someone needed to tell her husband that Games of Thrones was merely fiction and that she is the real queen in his life.

Adorable new photo of Timaya’s three children

Too cute…

Kenyan author, activist Binyavanga Wainaina dies at 48

Prize-winning Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina has died after a short illness at the age of 48.

He won the Caine Prize for African writing in 2002 and was best known around the world for his satirical essay How to Write About Africa.

Wainaina was also named among Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in 2014 for his gay rights activism.

He "demystified and humanized homosexuality" author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wrote at the time. Wainaina was one of the first high-profile Kenyans to openly declare he was gay and "he felt an obligation to chip away at the shame" that people felt about being gay, Adichie added.