Saturday, July 13, 2019

Cardi B shows off daughter's lavish first birthday gifts

She celebrated her daughter's first birthday this week with the release of a new song.

And Cardi B was every inch the doting mum as she shared her daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus's lavish birthday gifts with fans on social media.

Taking to her Instagram Stories, the Bodak Yellow rapper, 26, opened a decorated shoe box to reveal a sparkly pair of ballerina pumps adorned with colourful gems and a swanky BODA leather jacket that featured a Marilyn Monroe printed back.

President Trump axed Iran deal to spite Obama

Donald Trump abandoned the Iran nuclear deal as an act of ‘diplomatic vandalism’ to spite his predecessor Barack Obama, Britain’s Ambassador to Washington wrote in a bombshell memo to Downing Street.

Sir Kim Darroch’s claim – made after Boris Johnson made a doomed trip to the White House to change the President’s mind – is revealed in leaked cables and briefing notes which led to Sir Kim’s resignation last week.

The new revelation comes after an extraordinary row over the freedom of the press blew up this weekend, with Mr Johnson and leadership rival Jeremy Hunt leading the condemnation of Scotland Yard over its threats to prosecute this newspaper.

Dad eaten alive by deadly parasite 48 hours after family beach trip

A dad has been eaten alive by a deadly parasite 48 hours after a family beach trip - in the same area a schoolgirl was also left fighting for her life from the infection.

Dave Bennett, from Memphis, was visiting daughter Cheryl Bennett Wiygul in Destin, Florida, when they decided to head to the beach and do various water sports as they all soaked up the sunshine.

But 12 hours after being in the water, cancer-stricken Dave woke up with a fever, chills and some cramping.

His health began to rapidly deteriorate and he was taken to hospital where they discovered a "terribly swollen black spot on his back".

Meghan Markle joins Kate Middleton at Wimbledon to watch Serena in women's final (photos)

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle settled in to the Royal Box in Wimbledon's Centre Court to watch Simona Halep be crowned Wimbledon Champion.

The houses of Sussex and Cambridge united to see the Romanian take down Selena Williams in two quick sets.

With Pippa Middleton sitting on the left hand side of Meghan and Kate on the right, the three women looked in high spirits as the final began.

Theresa May and husband Philip enjoys her last days as Prime Minister by taking a trip to Wimbledon

Theresa May and her husband Philip have attended the ladies Wimbledon final as her final days as Prime Minister.

The couple made their way to the Royal Box on Centre Court to watch the match between US tennis star Serena Williams and Romania's Simona Halep on Saturday.

Mrs May appeared to be in good spirits as she made her way down the stairs to their front row seats as her banker husband followed close behind.

Mrs May's successor will be announced on July 23 following a ballot of Conservative members.

Star Trek actress Stephanie Niznik dies at 52

Actress Stephanie Niznik has died at age 52. The star passed away unexpectedly on June 23 in Encino, California, according to Variety. 

Niznik was best known for her role as Nina Feeney in The WB drama Everwood, which aired from 2002 to 2006.

The statuesque blonde also made appearances in Star Trek: Insurrection and Star Trek: Enterprise.

The cause of her  death has not yet been revealed.

My granddad had 48 houses in Lagos but willed nothing to us –Actress Funmi Bank-Anthony

Tall and smashing actress, Funmi Bank-Anthony blows hot on the allegation of promiscuity in Nollywood, as she opines that it is at the discretion of any actor to decide whatever he or she wishes to use to attain stardom, stating bluntly that “it is nobody’s business”.

The philanthropist and granddaughter of the late Sir Mobolaji Bank-Anthony was, however, quick to disclose her staying power in the make-believe industry. Excerpt from the interview below...

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane loses brother

Real Madrid players have held a minute's silence for the brother of manager Zinedine Zidane, who has died. Zidane left the club's pre-season training camp in Canada this week, with the club only saying it was for personal reasons.

But now it has emerged the French legend's brother Farid, 54, has passed away after being struck down by cancer. And this morning, the squad and backroom staff left in Montreal stood together to pay their own tribute.

Zidane had asked to leave the squad on Friday when he was informed his brother had been taken ill.

And his son, Luca Zidane, who had only just joined Racing Santander on loan, also requested he be allowed to leave his new club to be with his family. It is believed Farid passed away early this morning surrounded by his family.

The law should never let rapists go – Zahra Buhari

Zahra Buhari Indimi has lend her voice on the numerous rape cases currently trending in the country saying rapists do not deserve to live in our society. The daughter of the president revealed this on her insta-story.

Timi Dakolo meets Anthony Joshua and his mother

Singer Timi Dakolo has met Former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua  and his mother who are currently in Nigeria.

Chika Ike shares stunning new photos


Man confronted by Meghan Markle's bodyguard for 'taking selfie' breaks silence

A Wimbledon spectator who was accused of invading Meghan Markle's privacy after taking a selfie says he did not know she was there.

Hasan Hasanov, 58, was confronted by Meghan's minder after he stuck his phone in front of her while taking a selfie at the tennis tournament.

Meghan and two pals made a surprise appearance at Wimbledon's Court One last week to watch fellow American Serena Williams, a friend of the Duchess, play Kaja Juvan.

Hasan was asked to respect Meghan's privacy when a minder mistakenly thought he was photographing the Duchess.

Yoruba will react when pushed to the wall- Gani Adams

Gani Adams, the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland and leader of Oodua Peoples Congress said Yoruba will react to the spate of killings in the South West when pushed to the wall.

He was reacting to the killing on Friday of Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of Pa Reuben Fasoranti, the leader of pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere. Adams condoled with Pa Fasoranti and hoped that justice will be done.

“We are like the proverbial goat that it being chased”, Adams said in a statement circulated by his media assistant, Kehinde Aderemi.

“When it gets to the wall, it will certainly react. We are at that stage now,” Adams said.

Gunmen kill Senator Abbo’s uncle, abduct step mother

Adamawa Police Command has confirmed the killing of an uncle to Senator Elisha Abbo and the abduction of his stepmother. The command Spokesman, DSP Suleiman Yahaya, confirmed the incident in Yola on Saturday.

Yahaya said the incident occurred on Saturday at about 3 a.m. at the family house of Abbo in Muchalla Village of Mubi North Local Government Area.

Yahaya explained that the abductors were taking away the stepmother identified as Rifkatu when Abbo’s uncle came out of his house nearby and raised alarm, but was immediately shot to death by the fleeing gunmen.

The command’s spokesman said the identity of Abbo’s uncle would be released later. “Our men from the Inspector General of Police team are after them,” Yahaya said.

Beautiful new photos of Mercy Aigbe’ s daughter

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Basketmouth celebrates his wife on her birthday

Bright Okpocha - Basketmouth’s wife, Elsie Opkocha is a year older today and her husband has penned sweet words on his instagram page to celebrate her.

May this very special day bring you happiness, joy, lovely memories and more of me.
To my lovely, caring, beautiful and charming wife, I am wishing you a very happy birthday my love.
Love you loads, he wrote.

Photo news: Monkey runs across the road to steal banana from a truck

Lol.. more photos below…

Akeredolu, Seyi Makinde, Mimiko, others visit grieving Pa Reuben Fasoranti (photos)

Pa. Reuben Fasoranti yesterday lost his daughter to suspected herdsmen. She was actually shot dead.

Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has now led Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, former Governor Olusegun Mimiko and Security Chiefs in the state to the residence of Pa. Reuben Fasoranti to condole with him over the loss of his daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunri.

The Governor was earlier at the residence of the leader of the Pan Yoruba Socio-political organisation, Afenifere, before returning again. Akeredolu who described the death of Mrs Funke Olakunrin as an ugly incident, has said preventive measures must be taken to ensure that such incident does not reoccur in the state. More photos below…

Atiku reacts to killing of Pa Fasoranti’s daughter

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the February 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, has condemned the killing of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, daughter of the Chairman of Afenifere, Chief Reuben Fasoranti by suspected herdsmen.

Atiku on his Facebook post said the death is one too many, adding that the Federal Government should stem the growing insecurity in the country.

Atiku wrote, “I condemn, in the strongest possible term, the killing of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Chief Reuben Fasoranti, the Chairman of  Afenifere. This is one death too many. I call on the security services to initiate a speedy and thorough investigation to bring her killers to book and stem the epidemic of insecurity on our land.

2018 Mr Olympia charged with r-ping a married woman

Bodybuilding superstar Shawn Rhoden -- the 2018 Mr. Olympia winner has been charged with 1st degree rape in Utah after allegedly s-xually assaulting a female bodybuilder in 2018.

Cops in Salt Lake City say 44-year-old Rhoden, who goes by Flexatron has not been arrested, but a warrant has been issued.

According to court docs, Rhoden's accuser claims she visited Rhoden in his hotel room in Oct. 2018.

The unidentified woman told cops she viewed Rhoden as a mentor.

Pippa Middleton dropped from Waitrose's magazine

Pippa Middleton famously shared some profound fitness and lifestyle insights with readers of Waitrose's Weekend magazine.

In her regular column, the Duchess of Cambridge's sister enlightened her followers with pronouncements such as this tennis tip.

But no more, alas. following a shake-up of the publication's editorial management team, Pippa's services are no longer required.

Broadcaster and actor Jide Ogungbade is dead

Theatre director, broadcaster and actor, Nicholas Babajide Ogungbade is dead.

Ogungbade died on Tuesday, in Lagos after a period of illness, his family announced in a statement signed by Pastor Niyi Gbade and Ayotade Ogungbade.

Born on August 21, 1952 in Minna, Niger State, the native of Akoko-Ikare in Ondo State was a multi-talented artiste, who was also a poet, playwright, singer and music composer. He is best remembered in the theatre circuit as the director of the famous Ajo Productions series of plays, which began in 1983 and culminated in the Ajo Festival of Plays in 1986.

He is survived by children, grandchildren and relatives. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Shiites’ protest: Army begins sting operation in Abuja

The Guards Brigade of the Nigerian Army has begun sting operation in the Federal Capital Territory to stop violent protests by the members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, also known as the Shiites.

Punch correspondent learnt that the operation, which would involve going after the perceived sponsors of the protests, would also look into how the protesters got their weapons and how many weapons were still in their possession.

The Shiites’ protests had turned bloody during the week, leading to two policemen sustaining serious injuries and many vehicles burnt, particularly within the National Assembly premises.

At least 26 dead as gunmen storm Somali hotel all night

The death toll from Somalia's Kismayo hotel attack rose to 26 on Saturday with victims including Kenyans, Americans, a Briton, a Canadian and Tanzanians.

A presidential candidate for upcoming regional elections was also killed in the attack, carried out by al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab, Jubbaland President Ahmed Mohamed said in a statement.

More than 50 people were also wounded. Police in Kismayo earlier put the toll at 13.

Somalia's security forces ended the overnight attack by the group in the southern port city after an hours-long siege.

Fear God! Don’t label Pa Fasoronti’s daughter’ killers as armed robbers, Omokri warns Adesina

A former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has cautioned the Special Advicer on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina, not to label the killers of Pa Fasoronti’s daughter as armed rubbers but herdsmen.

Femi Adesina, while delivering President Buhari’s message of condolence to the Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti over the death of his daughter, stated that the Ondo police had described the killers of Mrs Funke Olakunrin as armed robbers.

He said, “President Muhammadu Buhari condoles with Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, whose daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin was killed along Ondo-Ore road by those described as armed robbers by Ondo Police Command. He prays God to give Pa Fasoranti fortitude to bear the loss”.

Comedian AY gifts himself and wife brand new cars

Comedian AY Makun has gifted himself and his wife, Mabel Makun brand new cars. AY shared a video of the cars on Instagram and he wrote;

‘'Over to you @midas_interiors. May the good lord bless your on HUSTLE in double portion in Jesus name.Amen.'’

Ondo deputy governor, SSG, visit Pa Fasoranti

The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi, on Friday night led a government delegation to the residence of the leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, in Akure.

The delegation was on a condolence visit to the elder statesman whose daughter was killed by gunmen at Ore junction in Ondo State.

Ajayi was accompanied by the Secretary to the State Government, Ifedayo Abegunde, and the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Olugbenga Ale.

Viral video of young hawker singing Tope Alabi's song

Gospel singer, Tope Alabi has shared a video of a young hawker singing one of her tracks’ You are worthy’. Web users hailed the boy for his amazing voice and beautiful rendition of the song. Watch the video below…

Photos from Senator Dino Melaye's mother's burial

Here are photos from Senator Dino Melaye‘s mum's burial. His mum, Madam Comfort Melaye died in May 2019 but the senator and his siblings just held her burial ceremony.

It took place at Aiyetoro, Gbede in Kogi State. His colleagues, friends, family and well wishers all graced the occasion. See more photos below…

Beautiful new photos of Rita Dominic

The actress was a year older yesterday and she shared two beautiful photos of herself on her instagram page to celebrate her special day.

Police arrest two in possession of human skulls in Oyo

The Oyo State Police Command on Friday paraded two men found in possession of human skulls in Ogbomoso town.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr Shina Olukolu, while parading the men with 55 other suspects arrested for various offences including armed robbery and cultism, said the duo of Abdullahi Basiru and Adekola Martin were arrested on July 11, for being in possession of human skulls.

He said, “On July 11, 2019, at about 1600hrs patrol team attached to Ikoyi Ile/Ogbomoso road led by inspector Benjamin Olayiwola intercepted Abdullahi Basiru and Adekola Martin both of Oja Funi Area, Ede, Osun state with two human skulls.”

EFCC arraigns lawyer over land fraud in Ilorin

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ilorin Zonal office, has arraigned a legal practitioner, Akeem Jimoh, before a Kwara State High Court sitting on a one count bordering on obtaining money under false pretence.

Jimoh was arraigned before the court presided by Justice Mahmood Abdulgafar.

The accused person was alleged by the EFCC to have received various sums of money under the pretence of helping people to buy land within Ilorin metropolis but diverted the funds for personal use.

Prince Harry has turned against the media again- report

Prince Harry is becoming “suspicious and unfriendly towards the media,” according to a former royal editor.

Tim Ewart, who worked for ITV and covered the royals for nearly a decade until 2017, said that when Harry first began to carry out duties, he was cautious and on occasion, hostile of the press.

Speaking on Yahoo UK’s ‘The Royal Box,’ he said: “He [Harry] would turn his back to the cameras, he wouldn’t respond, but I think gradually that greatly improved and relations became much, much more relaxed.”

Amber Rose goes make-up free and proudly displays her baby bump

She's expecting a baby boy this October. And on Thursday, Amber Rose put her baby bump on full display while shopping in the Encino neighborhood of Los Angeles.

The model, 35, went for a minimal off-duty look sans makeup, revealing a natural set of pink cheeks.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Video: Anthony Joshua hooks up with Cuppy in Lagos

The two were filmed in a car singing to Paul Play’s ‘mosorire’ and as expected, the two failed. Or oh sorry, as expected in Joshua’s case he failed. Cuppy? Are you surprised? Lol… the video below…

Prince Ajibade Gbadegesin Ogunoye is Olowo-elect

Prince Ajibade Gbadegesin Ogunoye on Friday emerged as Olowo designate Owo in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State out of 18 contestants.

Ogunoye got 14 votes out of 15 votes cast by the 15 senior Omolowos, who have sole responsibility to select king for the ancient town, in an election conducted by officials of the local government.

Ogunoye is from Ogunoye ruling house of the town.

Appreciating his selection, the Olowo-elect said he was elated for being chosen.

Just in: Suspected herdsmen kill daughter of Afenifere chairman, Funke Olakunri at Ore

Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere chairman, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, is dead.

According to Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, she was killed by persons suspected to be herdsmen.

According to the spokesman for Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, the 58-year-old woman was heading to Ore Junction from Akure, Ondo State, when she was attacked and shot by the herdsmen.

Sad! HIV positive man rapes 14-year-old girl in Katsina

An HIV-positive man from Gwarjo village in Matazu Local Government Area of Katsina State, Audu Ado, has been remanded in prison custody for allegedly raping a 14-year old girl while fully aware of his status as HIV carrier.

The presiding magistrate of the Katsina Senior Magistrates’ Court, Hajiya Fadile Dikko, ordered that the suspect be remanded in prison until August 24, 2019, when his case will come up for mention.

Father of the victim, Ibrahim DanMalam, had received information about the unholy liaison between Ado and his daughter, which made him to report the matter at the Matazu Divisional Police Headquarters.

South African court acquits ex-president Zuma's son of culpable homicide after porsche crash

A South African court today has acquitted former President Jacob Zuma’s son, Duduzane, of culpable homicide and negligent driving after his involvement in a car accident in which a person died in February 2014.

“I accept the defense’s argument that none of the evidence presented established that there was anything that a reasonable driver in the position of the accused on that night would have foreseen,” Magistrate Tebogo Thupaatlase said in his judgment today.

“It is therefore found that the state failed to prove the case against the accused beyond reasonable doubt.”

Oba of Benin admits fight between Oshiomhole and Obaseki has escalated

Oba of Benin Ewuare II says the disagreement between Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State and the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has escalated.

Oba Ewuare II who spoke when he received members of the House of Representatives ad-hoc committee set up to look into the Edo Assembly crisis, said he intervened in the feud between both men but the crisis escalated.

The Benin monarch said he was about to meet both men again when he heard about the committee.

“Like I told President Buhari that I have been talking to the two parties involved, Oshiomhole and the incumbent governor on different occasions. I have invited both of them to discuss with them but things are escalating too fast.