Saturday, July 6, 2019

Seems Adesua Etomi and Banky w are expecting their first child (photos)

It seems Adesua and Banky w are expecting their first child. The couple stepped out for Toolz birthday celebration and the OAP mistakenly shared the photo. She has since taking it down, but  that’s a bit late now. Is that a bump? Big congrats!

Host country, Egypt out of African Cup of Nations

South Africa have qualified for the quarter-finals of the ongoing African Cup of Nations tournament after beating host Egypt 1-0 on Saturday.

Thembinkosi Lorch scored the only goal of the match after receiving a killer pass, found himself one-on-one with the goalkeeper and drilled the ball into the bottom right corner.

It was a shocking result as most football pundits tip Egypt to win being the host, having depth and quality, but the South Africans who qualified as one of the best losers took the day.

Court orders forfeiture of Nigerian senator’s 14 properties, 22 bank accounts

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has approved an interim forfeiture of Peter Nwaoboshi‘s properties to the Nigerian government.

The court made an initial order for the confiscation of 14 properties and 22 bank accounts linked to Mr Nwaoboshi on Tuesday. The bank accounts were traced to Zenith Bank, UBA, Access Bank and Sterling Bank, and they were all joined in the suit, the temporary forfeiture order seen by Premium Times showed.

The Delta North senator was given 30 days to justify how he acquired the properties and convince the court not to grant a permanent forfeiture of the assets to the Nigerian government.

Tunisia bans niqab in government offices

Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has barred women from wearing the full-face veil — or niqab — after the latest suicide attack in the capital, Tunis, at the end of June left two dead and seven wounded.

Chahed signed a government circular "banning access to public administrations and institutions to anyone with their face covered," his office said. The decision was made for "security reasons."

On Tuesday, the mastermind of those bombings blew himself up in a Tunis suburb to evade capture, the Interior Ministry said. But it denies that he was wearing a niqab to disguise himself, which witnesses had claimed.

See the man who repeatedly r-ped his daughter, then went ahead to abort for her (photos)

This is the man who has unofficially made his daughter his second ife by engaging her in sex steadily. Though now 15, he first had sex with her at age 10. Shockingly, her mom know about the abuse and have asked her to keep quiet. Activist Gwamnishu Harrison who shared the news says, her parents are now cooling at a delta state police station and will be charged to court on Monday, 8th of July. Breaking the news he wrote;

Nigeria beat Cameroon 3-2, qualify for quarter-finals

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have qualified for the quarter-final of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

The men dug deep to beat their fierce rivals Cameroon 3-2 to book their place in the last eight.

Odion Ighalo scored two goals while Alex Iwobi scored what turned out to be the winning goal.

The Super Eagles will face whoever wins the tie between Egypt and South Africa in the quarter final..

Women group fume over Senator Abbo’s alleged assault of lady in Abuja

Women in Management, Business and Public Service, WIMBIZ, has deplored and condemned the actions displayed in the online viral video showing Senator Elisha Abbo, representing Adamawa North repeatedly verbally and physically assaulting a lady at a sex toy shop in Abuja.

Senator Abbo was caught on camera slapping the young lady multiple times for taking sides with the sex toy salesperson who, he claims, verbally abused him in the shop on May 11, 2019.

In a statement made available to WW, WIMBIZ pointed that the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria do not support the untoward behavior and neither should it be tolerated from anyone, especially from people who occupy sensitive, national leadership positions representing our country in legislative capacities and therefore are held to higher standards of accountability.

First official pictures from Archie Mountbatten-Windsor's christening

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have issued official images of the christening of Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, as the two-month old baby is welcomed into the church.

Archie was christened at Windsor Castle's private chapel today, in a service led by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Official pictures from the couple's personal photographer Chris Allerton were taken in the castle's Green Drawing Room, the same venue as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding images.

In a departure from recent tradition, the public were not permitted to see the arrival of guests, but Buckingham Palace have made two pictures available.

Toyin Abraham talks about protecting your happiness

Lol, absolutely.

Toolz celebrates her first birthday as a mother

Media personality , Toolz Oniru -Demuren  is a year older today and she is excited to celebrate her special day as a mother.
Happy Birthday to me!!! First birthday as mummy Chairman 👶🏾👶🏾

"I've been reflecting and the crazy thing I realised is that I almost have everything I've ever prayed for...well except for a billion dollars and @amaralanegraaln 's body, but I'm sure baba God is working on that lol.

I'm so incredibly grateful and humbled by how God has blessed me, if I had any doubt before that God answers prayers, this past year completely removed those doubts.

It took me long enough, but I've finally realised that the secret to a happy life is a grateful heart. If you constantly focus on what you don't have you and forget to be grateful for what you have been blessed with you will never be happy.

I'm GRATEFUL, I'm BLESSED and I'm HAPPY. Thank you God!, she wrote."

Former goalkeeper, Austin Ejide and wife celebrate 6th wedding anniversary

Former Super Eagles Goalkeeper Austin Ejide and his lovely wife Chitto are celebrating their 6th Wedding Anniversary today.

Sharing beautiful photos,  he wrote;

"How time fly my love. I couldn't have asked for a better partner. Your love, patience, wisdom, understanding, affection and mothering skills is out of this world, you are simply the best. I am the luckiest man alive. Forever to go with you by my side. Love you sweetie and Happy 6 Years Wedding Anniversary to us❤🍾🥂🎆🎇✨🎉"

Actress Bisola Badmus buys new Toyota Corolla

Nollywood actress , Bisola Badmus  has acquired a new Toyota Corolla. She was celebrated by her colleague,  Bimbo Akinsanya. We say big congrats to her!

Kate Middleton and Prince William arrive for baby Archie’s private christening

Prince William and Kate Middleton have today arrived in Windsor for baby Archie's christening as royal fans lined the streets.

 The doting aunt and uncle drove themselves to the event - among the small crowd invited to see the eight-week-old son of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to be christened.

 Little Archie will be christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury at Windsor Castle, in front of a close group of just 25 friends and family.

 The seventh-in-line to the throne will be baptised in a spectacular £11,000 Lily Font and christened in the same royal gown Kate Middleton's children wore.

Richard Mofe Damijo writes self as he turns 58

Nollyood actor, Richard Mofe Damijo is 58 today. To celebrate himself, the wrote himelf a note.

Happy birthday to him! His birthday note to self below...

"The thing about getting older is that with each passing day you know yourself better, find your voice more and generally become better aware. It’s been 58, years of stumbles, falls, wrong turns, dreadful mistakes and errors but in all, they have been 58, remarkable years of God’s consistent grace and mercies. If after all these years I am afraid to speak the truth irrespective of whose ox is gored, then I have failed, which is why I have never been prouder of being Nigerian than I am now because Nigerians have given me the best birthday week, ever. It’s been a harvest of protests that have brought positive results. It indeed gives me hope that even though a lot of young people in this generation are misinformed, misguided and scaringly shallow, a lot more have their heads in the right places and I am optimistic that it can only get better, so as I reflect on my years, I pray that Proverbs chapter 31, verses 8 and 9 will guide the remaining years of my life, Amen! #RMDSaysSo #RMD@58 #GratefulHeart #HappyMan #FulfilledLife"


Turkey fires Central bank governor, Murat Cetinkaya

Turkey fired its central bank governor Saturday and replaced him with the bank’s deputy governor, a presidential decree published on the official gazette showed.

Murat Cetinkaya, who had been serving as the governor since April 2016, was removed from the role and was replaced by his deputy Murat Uysal, the order showed.

No official reason was given for the sacking, but markets have speculated over recent weeks that Cetinkaya may be pushed out by the government because of his reluctance to cut rates.

The central bank has faced pressure in the past from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to lower interest rates to boost economic growth.

Nkechi Blessing Sunday reacts after being called out ...

Nollywood actress, Nkechi Blessing Sunday has cleared the air after being called out by car deal for posting  the  car  she claimed she bought.Addressing  the situation on her instagram page, she wrote;

"@datboy_autos Won’t let me Rest if I don’t Give him a Shout Out🤦🏻♀️...Guys @datboy_autos They Sell,Buy and Swap...Extremely Clean and affordable Cars🔥🔥...Like play like okay NBS Join Benz Gang...thank You Lord🙏🏻#unstoppable #ogoagbaye🌏🌏🌏

Las Las D car na my own🤣🤣And the Commentators still Dey trek🙄... @datboy_autos Nice doing business with you,But next time Don’t do such❤️#unstoppable #ogoagbaye🌏🌏🌏"

No man can touch me anyhow in romantic scenes –Bukunmi Oluwasina

Fast rising actress, Bukunmi Oluwasina, has said she has set some boundaries as regards her playing romantic roles in movies. In a chat with Saturday Beats, the young actress noted that she made the decision for posterity sake.

“I can never act nude or allow my body to be touched anyhow if I am going to play a romantic role. Some people call me a feminist because I take issues about women seriously. There are some people that use the opportunity of acting with you to do some things they’ve always wanted to do; it happens. There are limits to what I can take in a romance scene because I know I’m going to get married someday and my children would watch me.

“I can’t go too extreme. My best role ever is when I acted like a blind girl; it was quite challenging because I wanted to give it my all. I had to relate with blind people to understand how they go about their daily activities. For example, I was taught how to use the braille,” she told Saturday Beats.

We’ve yet to trace Fatoyinbo’s record –UNILORIN

The University of Ilorin has said  it has yet to trace the academic record of Biodun Fatoyinbo, the embattled  Senior Pastor of  the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly.

Punch correspondent learnt  that the UNILORIN  could not  find the cleric’s name on its graduates’ list.

The Director of Corporate Affairs of the University of Ilorin, Mr Kunle Akogun, said they   had checked  their academic record unit in the registry and could not  find  the name of the pastor,  who has been accused of sex abuse by Busola Dakolo.

He said, “I have not got any feedback yet from our Academic Records Office. We have been checking, but we have not got anything on him, probably if we know the year he was in the university or the year he graduated or his course of study, that would make it easy for us to trace his record.”

Amazon's Bezos finalizes divorce with $38b settlement

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos finalized their divorce Friday to the tune of a $38-billion settlement, Bloomberg News reported.

Under the agreement, MacKenzie Bezos, 49, will receive approximately 19.7 million Amazon.com shares, giving her a four percent stake in the company valued at $38.3 billion, and landing her at 22nd on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, the news service said.

A judge in Washington state's King County finalized the divorce. Jeff Bezos, 55, will retain a 12 percent stake and remain the world's richest man.

MacKenzie Bezos, a novelist, has said she would give all of her stake in The Washington Post and the space exploration firm Blue Origin to her husband as well as voting control of her remaining Amazon stock.

29 days after meeting Buhari, FG withdraws charges against Goje

A Federal High Court sitting in Jos, Plateau State, has quashed the remaining two counts charge preferred by the Federal Government against a former governor of Gombe State and serving senator, Danjuma Goje, over allegations of corruption.

The Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation was said to have applied on Thursday evening for the withdrawal of the charges, the News Agency of Nigeria reported on Friday.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had since 2011 filed a 21-count charge against Goje, but 19 of the charges were struck out in March 2019, leaving only two counts.

Pastor Adeboye breaks silence on rape allegation against Biodun Fatoyinbo

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor E.A. Adeboye has broken silence on the rape allegation leveled against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, COZA.

Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo is being accused by singer Timi Dakolo’s wife, Busola Dakolo, of raping her multiple times when she was just 17.

Since the news broke out, many Nigerians including notable pastors have aired their opinions and also called for an investigation to be carried out to ascertain the truth of the matter that allegedly happened 20 years ago.

Buhari approves appointment of personal staff

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the following appointments of personal staff.

They are: Mohammed Sarki Abba – Senior Special Assistant to the President (Household and Social Events), Ya’u Shehu Darazo – Senior Special Assistant to the President (Special Duties), Dr Suhayb Sanusi Rafindadi – Personal Physician to the President.

Others are Amb. Lawal A. Kazaure – State Chief of Protocol, Sabiu Yusuf – Special Assistant (Office of the President), Saley Yuguda – Special Assistant (House Keeping).

Earthquake Rocks California for Second Time in 2 Days

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake rattled Southern California on Friday night, one day after the strongest recorded quake there in 20 years struck — and seismologists warned that further episodes are expected.

The United States Geological Survey reported that the latest earthquake’s epicenter was in the Mojave Desert, 11 miles from Ridgecrest, Calif. — near where a 6.4-magnitude quake had hit about 36 hours earlier. Since Thursday’s earthquake, the area had been jolted by a series of rolling aftershocks, including one of a 5.4-magnitude that roused Californians on Friday morning.

Chief Razak & Sade Okoya cover Forbes Magazine Africa Edition

Power couple!!!!

Shocker! Lekki sex pastor, Chris Omatsola tells Fatoyinbo to go to the mountain and seek God’s face

A Lagos-based cleric, Apostle Chris Omatsola, who was in the news last year over a viral sex tape involving him and his lover, Princess Tamaratokoni Okpewho. has said that the decision of the founder of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, to step down over the rape allegation against him is the right thing to do.

He said he believed the allegations made by singer, Timi Dakolo’s wife, Busola, against Fatoyinbo were true, urging the cleric to seek God’s face for mercy and return to ministry.

Recall Okpewho had accused him of leaking the video to force her into a marital relationship with him despite alleged physical abuse – an allegation he denied, saying the tape was leaked to blackmail him.

Car deal calls actress Nkechi Blessing Sunday out, says Benz not yours

Me am not understanding o! She didn't buy the Benz she actually posted? A car dealer has called Nollywood actress, Nkechi Blessing out after posing with what he calls his car and says it's still very much available. He exposed their DM asking her to stop living a fake life. See, below...

I don’t regret leaving music –Eldee the Don

Rapper, Lanre Dabiri, popularly known as Eldee the Don, has said he doesn’t regret leaving the Nigerian music industry at all. In an interview with Saturday Beats, he noted that every area of his life had been affected positively by his decision to leave music. Eldee had previously announced that he was leaving the Nigerian music industry some years ago.

He said, “I made a conscious decision not to be an active musician in 2012. It wasn’t like I was trying and it wasn’t working. I realised that with the path that my music was taking me, I wouldn’t have time for my family and they are more important. Also I didn’t want to raise my children in the environment that I was in at the time; I needed to take them away because they had better options.

Kogi guber: APC approves indirect primaries

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved indirect primaries to elect the party’s candidate for the forthcoming Kogi governorship election.

The party said this in a statement issued by its National publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu.

Issa-Onilu said that the approval was given after a meeting of the NWC on Friday where a formal request from the Kogi executive and stakeholders was considered and deliberated on.

He recalled that the APC constitution, which was reemphasised by a decision of National Executive Committee (NEC), provides for three mode of primary election to elect party candidates.

Gboyega Oyetola’s victory at Supreme Court, a well deserved one – Ambode

Former Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday congratulated the Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola on his affirmation by the Supreme Court as the duly elected Governor of the State.

Ambode, in a statement signed by his media aide, Habib Aruna, said it was a well-deserved victory and an affirmation of the mandate given to Oyetola by the people of Osun State on September 22, 2018.

“I congratulate my brother, Governor Gboyega Oyetola on this resounding victory at the apex court. It is not only a victory for the All Progressives Congress (APC), but also an attestation to the fact that the judiciary remains the last hope for the common man.”

“With this victory, I strongly believe that it would enable the Governor to focus on delivering on his campaign promises and implementing policies that would make life more comfortable for the people of Osun State,” Ambode said.

American Billionaire, Cline dies in a helicopter crash

West Virginia coal billionaire and philanthropist Chris Cline and six others died in a helicopter crash near the Bahamas on Thursday, it has been learnt.

"Today we lost a WV superstar and I lost a very close friend," Gov. Jim Justice tweeted. " ... Chris Cline built an empire and on every occasion was always there to give. What a wonderful, loving and giving man."

Six of the victims were from the United States, the Royal Bahamas Police Force said.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Court victory: Large number of people troop out to celebrate with Oyetola (photos)

A large number of people trooped out in Osogbo, the capital of Osun state to rejoice with Governor Gboyega Oyetola after the Supreme Court declared him as the winner of the September 2018 election. More photos below...

Police release Senator Elisha Abbo on bail

Elisha Abbo, the Senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District heaved a sigh of relief on Friday after he was released on bail by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command.

Senator Abbo, who was caught on camera assaulting a nursing mother at a sex toy shop in Abuja, had earlier tendered an apology to Nigerians and his victim, Babra, over the incident.

He presented himself to the Police for investigation on Thursday.

It was however, gathered that the senator was granted bail following the absence of the victim.

Supreme Court victory: Governor Oyetola speaks

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun has described his victory at the Supreme Court as a call to service.

Oyetola disclosed this in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Adeniyi Adesina on Friday in Osogbo.

The Supreme Court in a split judgment of five to two on Friday upheld the election of Oyetola as Osun governor.

The governor also said that he dedicated the victory to the glory of God and to the good people of the state, who according to him joined him in navigating the “twists and turns of the road to justice.

LAWMA shuts Sangotedo Market over illegal refuse

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has shut down business activities at Sangotedo Market in Eti Osa Local Government, due to indiscriminate dumping of refuse and poor hygiene practices by traders, a development which has resulted in serious environmental problem in the area.

This was made known by LAWMA’s Director of Public Affairs, Mrs. Folashade Kadiri, in a press statement made available on Friday.

The statement cited the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s executive order on traffic and sanitation matters, which stressed government’s zero tolerance for environmental abuse, illegal and indiscriminate dumping of refuse and defacing the environment.

President Buhari re-appoints Mustapha, Abba Kyari

President Muhammadu Buhari has re-appointed Mr Boss Mustapha as Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), and Malam Abba Kyari as Chief of Staff (COS).

Both appointments take effect from May 29, 2019, according to a terse statement from the presidency on Friday.

Photos: 419 bangles, 315 rings, 304 earrings, 189 wristwatches among ‘Diezani jewellery’ forfeited to Nigerian government

Hundreds of jewellery including bangles, earrings, and wristwatches allegedly belonging to a former minister of petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke, are among the items temporarily forfeited to the Nigerian government.

A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court today ordered an interim forfeiture of the jewellery valued at an estimated $40 million, following an application brought by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). But is this even possible??? 419 bangles? 189 wristwatches???? Check out the full list below and also see more photos …

Buhari goes to Niamey for AU, AfCTFA tomorrow

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Saturday for Niamey, Niger Republic to attend the African Union (AU) Summit, scheduled to hold on July 7.

President Buhari will participate in the 12th Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union on African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the First Mid-Year Coordination Meeting of the AU and the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) in Niamey.

The Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union is expected to launch the operational instruments of the Agreement establishing AfCFTA.

Sanwo appoints cousin as SSA on Foreign Relations

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appointed his cousin, Jermaine Sanwo-Olu as his Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora and Foreign Relations.

The appointment of Jermaine was not made public, but was displayed on the official Instagram page of Lagos Tourism.

On the official page, Jermaine was introduced as the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Diaspora and Foreign Relations.

He and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism and other officials received a delegation from the World Tourism Cities Federation.

Kogi Lecturer slumps and dies as family says death was due to non-payment of salary

A lecturer in the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Kogi State University, Anyigba, Dr Jamiu Abdullahi has died of High Blood Pressure (HBP).

It was gathered that, Late Dr Abdullahi slumped in the hospital while awaiting his test result.
A family source has now said that the deceased could not treat himself of the ailment that eventually took his life because his salaries were being held for several months by the Kogi State Government.

“The family of the deceased could not take him to a better hospital because of lack of fund. The deceased had nothing in his account as he has not been regularly paid by the State government.It is unfortunate that the drug that was prescribed for him by his doctor could not be bought because we could not raise anything. And the situation got worsened yesterday at about 2pm when he died,” the source told dailypost.

He has since been buried according to Islamic rites. Dr Abdullahi is survived by a wife and four children.

Nkechi Blessing buys a Mercedes Benz (photos)

Nollywood actress, Nkechi Blessing Sunday has showed off her new whip—a whie Mercedes Benz. While sharing the news on her IG, the actress wrote;

‘’One year later God said it was time🏻Thank You lord again🏻...And to all the Reputable Brands that found me Worthy of repping Their Brand,God bless you🏻... @datboy_autos It was Nice Doing Business With you Boss🏻...And to all my Wonderful Colleagues Sincerely from my heart I appreciate the love️..#unstoppable #ogoagbaye’’