Saturday, November 9, 2019

Toni Tones reveals how a man on their first date told her to quit her career

So hilarious! Toni Tones has explained how a man she went on a date with for the very first time told her she will have to quit her career to be with him. According to her, in return he would set up a business for her.

Toni talked about how she built her career over the years in pains and tears and just in under 24 hours someone wants all that to go  LOL. She however made a decision i think every one would be proud off. Though it was their first date, she made sure it was their LAST. Lol. The tweets below...

Another fire outbreak at Balogun market, Lagos

There was another fire outbreak at Balogun Market, precisely, at number 43, Martins Street, Lagos Island today.

According to Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, the fire brokeout again during a recovery operations by officials at about 5.15 am, Saturday.

However, there is no casualty recorded at the recent Balogun Market fire.

Recall that fire initially gutted the building on Tuesday which lasted till Wednesday evening. A policeman and an unidentified person died in the process while properties worth several millions were destroyed.

27 year-old Australian boxer dies in freak accident

Australian boxer Dwight Ritchie has died aged 27 after a freak accident during a sparring session.

'The Fighting Cowboy' was helping light middleweight star Michael Zerafa prepare for his rematch with Australian legend Jeff Horn.

But during a regulation sparring session with Zerafa, Ritchie took a body punch before he walked back to his corner and collapsed, according to The Daily Telegraph.

The dad of three daughters could not be revived.

"It is with great sadness and shock to announce that 'the fighting cowboy' Dwight Ritchie sadly passed away today doing what he loved," promoter and friend Jake Ellis wrote on Facebook on Saturday.


Newborn baby dumped by parents eaten alive by dogs

Police say a newborn boy whose remains were found in wasteland in Taiwan was likely eaten by a pack of stray dogs.

The authorities say the baby's teen mum and her 25-year-old boyfriend dumped him in the wasteland in Kaohsiung, in the country's south.

Officers found the infant's bines strewn among tall weeds and concluded he had been savaged by stray dogs

The Sun cites local media reports which say the baby's 19-year-old mum shoved the newborn into a plastic bag, before dumping him among the weeds.

Ex- BBC news journalist,Tazeen Ahmad dies at 48

Former BBC and Channel 4 news presenter Tazeen Ahmad has died at the age of 48. The award-winning journalist worked for BBC News, Channel 4 Dispatches and NBC.

Tazeen's brothers confirmed that she had died after battling cancer, leaving behind two sons.

In a statement obtained by Aljazeera they said: "We remain immensely proud of all she achieved - as a mother, journalist, writer and for her coaching work.

"So many people have been in touch remarking on her powerful ability to turn around people's lives for the better."

Retired military officer arrested for selling babies to politician

Operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team have arrested a retired military officer and nurse, Samuel Adagbo, for allegedly selling babies to a politician in Delta State.

Adagbo, 73, was arrested alongside his accomplices, Faith Desmond, Sunday Chinedu, 33 and Joy Monday 23.

While Monday was said to have sold her baby to Adagbo, Chinedu reportedly facilitated the transactions of three children, two of whom the septuagenarian sold to the politician identified only as Francis.

City Round learnt that Adagbo, who lives in Biri community, Delta State, also operated an unregistered mortuary where four bodies were recovered by the police.

Dad r.a.p.e.d drunk teenager so badly she had difficulty walking

A dad r.a.p.e.d a drunk teenager so badly she had difficulty walking. And Fallah George later sent his victim a text message apologising for the vicious sex attack.

George met his 16-year-old victim when they were drinking alcohol with a group in a park in Perth, Western Australia.

He asked the girl to walk with him alone before forcing himself on her.

George pushed the girl against a shed and began kissing her, telling her to "chill" when she tried to make him stop, the WA District Court heard on Thursday.

Rosy Meurer shows off underboobs in new bikini photo

She went for a swim as apart of her weekend and she decided to show us her hot figure, flaunting her underboobs in a swimwear.

My mum was a witch – Charly Boy

There have been some revelations about Margaret Ntianu Oputa, the mother to Charly Boy, who died at age 101 in October 2019.

In this interview with the Sunonline, the singer opens up on the life and times of Madam Oputa, including his regrets and plans for the burial among other issues.

What was your first reaction when you heard that your mum had passed on?

I was mad, upset; I cursed her a little in my mind! I felt she chickened out because we had a discussion about death a couple of times. Sometimes she would say ‘oh, I want to go, I want to go’ and I would say ‘go where?’ I would pretend I didn’t know what she was saying and ask ‘okay, you want to go back to the village?’ She would lament: ‘Look at me, nothing is left of me, I want to go’. Then I would reply, ‘you want to go and leave me here? ‘You can’t dump me with all the things I am fighting. You have to stay so you can be giving me ammunition’ and then she would smile. I once posted a social media message where I prayed ‘I am not God, I don’t know the time but I wish mum could die in my arms’. That was the picture I had.

Emmanuel Adebayor and Dillish Mathews split

Emmanuel Adebayor and Dillish Mathews have split. The footballer gave the hint during an Instagram exchange he had with a follower.

Adebayor was asked when next he would be in Namibia and he said he no longer has a business there. He was even reminded his girlfriend lives there. 

Recall the couple gave the hint of their relationship via their insta-stories in 2018. A quick look at their instagram pages also show the one time lovers no longer follow each other.

Toyota to recall 679 defective cars in China

Japanese automaker Toyota will begin recalling 679 imported Lexus cars from November 16, due to defective pneumatic rods, according to China’s market regulator.

Filed by Toyota Motor (China) Investment Co., the recall will involve Lexus CT200h models manufactured between Jan. 30 and March 12, 2019, the State Administration of Market Regulation said in a statement.

Due to defective electroplating process by suppliers, the surface of the pneumatic rods on the vehicles might fracture, which will pose safety risks, said the administration.

The company will check the serial number of the pneumatic rods and replace the defective parts free of charge.

Federal Government supports response to increase in yello fever cases in Kastina, Bauchi, Benue

This is a press statement...

Between the 1st of August to 5th of November 2019, Nigeria has experienced an upsurge in cases of yellow fever with 511 suspected cases in three states- 309 from Katsina, 162 from Bauchi, and 40 from Benue. Of the samples tested from these cases, 83 were confirmed positive in Katsina (43), Bauchi (34) and Benue (6).

Since the beginning of the year, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) have been working with development partners to support the states to prevent and reduce the number of cases and deaths.

I date many girls so i can have more experience at acting - Ray Emodi

Actor and singer, Ray Emodi, has interpreted many romantic roles in his acting career. Emodi, who has acted alongside Zack Orji, Tina Mba, IK Ogbonna and others, said his experience with ladies helps him to play romantic roles.

In an encounter with Saturday Beats, the ‘Unfinished Business’ actor said, “I have dated all kinds of girls, so whenever I get a romantic role, I pull from my experience almost all the time. That helps. When my future wife asks about my body count, I would tell her I was doing it to get experience for my acting.”

On what he considers his biggest challenge in Nollywood, Emodi said, “The biggest challenge in Nollywood is that we can’t shoot with the air conditioner on. A lot of sweating goes on while shooting. When we eventually end a scene, there are people coming to you to clean the sweat. But in all, I believe the movies are getting better.”

Bobrisky rocks 'the future is female' tee (photos)

I have said this thing before, Bob is giving the ladies a run for their money o, lol.

Abuja Pastor allegedly charges members N50k to bath inside his self made pool of Bethsheba

A twitter user has 'exposed' an Abuja pastor who opened a swimming pool inside his church and called it a miracle pool. According to the social media user, he charges people N50k to take a swim in it. He says the pool has the powers to make problems disappear. His claim below...

I used to have a crush on Don Jazzy – Ferrari Okoro

Banker turned actress, Ferrari Okoro, has disclosed the men she had been crushing on. According to her she is crushing on Will SMith but dude belongs to Hollywood, in Naija, she has a crush on Don Jazzy until papi started openly crushing on Rihanna. She also spoke on the weirdest message she ever got from a fan.

Speaking with Saturday Beats, the actress said, “No, I haven’t been attracted to anyone. I don’t believe in dating where I work. It doesn’t work for me that way. I have a crush on Will Smith but he is a Hollywood actor. Don Jazzy used to be my crush too, but he has a crush on Rihanna.”

On the weirdest message she has ever got from a fan, Ferrari said she had got many of them. She stated, “When it comes to weird messages, I get a lot of them. Nothing surprises me anymore. Nothing (seems to be) weird these days; we are in perilous times. Fans send their nude pictures and do all sorts. I don’t get surprised anymore.”

The curvy actress also advised ladies never to send their nude pictures to anyone they’re not married to. She added, “I have never sent my nude picture to any man. I think any lady who sends her nude picture to a man she is not married to is not wise.”

EFCC operatives told me Tuface, Terry G cooperated when they were arrested - Danlil

An up-and-coming singer simply identified as Danlil has alleged that some men who claimed to be operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission harassed and extorted him and a female colleague recently in Ikeja, Lagos State.

The singer who made the claims on his Instagram page said the men were about five.

Narrating what transpired to Saturday Beats, Danlil said, “It happened on Monday afternoon but I didn’t have the opportunity to take photos or videos. They took us to an uncompleted building in Ikeja and we were there for hours. They said they would destroy my career if I didn’t play along. They said they had arrested Terry G and 2baba before and both artistes ‘cooperated’.’’

“We refused a phone check. But at a point, my colleague had to give up her phone for them to check. They then saw an app on her phone and said it was for dating, that we were suspects. I showed them my music videos and social media pages (but they didn’t budge). They collected N200, 000 from my colleague, which was all she had. I am still in shock and found what happened hard to believe.”

Policeman who arrested El Chapo's son shot 155 times in brutal execution

An elite police officer who helped arrest the son of El Chapo was shot 155 times in a brutal car park execution.

The 30-year-old officer, identified only as Eduardo, is reported to have been killed outside a shopping centre in the city of Culiacan.

He had helped detain Ovidio Guzman, El Chapo's son, last month.

He was promptly released. According to local media, the victim was a member of the operation launched by the Culiacan authorities to arrest El Chapo’s son and extradite him to the United States.

Day robbers told me to sing after robbing me- Banky W

Singer and filmmaker, Bankole Wellington, aka Banky W, has shared a story of his experience with some armed robbers on Lagos Island who asked him to entertain them after robbing him.

He spoke at ‘Monday Night Live’, a programme hosted by a Gospel artiste, Tim Godfrey.

He said, “I recall that after a certain December 31 night ‘crossover’ service, I was on my way to the island after dropping a friend. On getting to where my friends were, I stopped and alighted. The next thing I felt was a slap at my face. Lo and behold, I saw four armed robbers. I opted to give them the key of my rickety car.

Presidency confirms sack of some Osinbajo’s aides

The presidency has released the statement below confirming that some aides of the vice president have been relieved of their position.

President Muhammadu Buahri’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said in the statement that some “political appointments have either been revoked or not renewed in the Second Term.”

“The exercise, which has been ordered by the President, is to streamline decision-making, cut down multiple authorities and reduce the cost of administration,” he said.

He said some aides of the president were also affected in the exercise which commenced after the re-election of the president.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Police arrests FAKE Edo lawyer, Uchenna Duru

Edo State police command on Friday paraded a 42-year old man, Uchenna Duru posing as a lawyer to defraud one Abdulahi Ruth of Airforce School of an undisclosed amount of money and her Toyota car with registration number GU-514-LV.

During the investigation, police said that it also arrested one Madam Adams Dora. Madam Adams, however, denied any involvement in the case.

Adams went on to allege that Duru fraudulently obtained one million Naira and an additional N1.5 million from her to buy a vehicle with the promise of marriage.

Dangote to renovate parts of MKO Abiola Stadium

Minister of youth and sports development, Sunday Dare, says Aliko Dangote, billionaire businessmen, has agreed to renovate some parts of the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja.

Recall the 60,000 capacity stadium is almost a shadow of himself.

But on Thursday, Dare told journalists that the renovation will include just the football pitch, light and scoreboard.

According to him, work will begin in the next two weeks.

Photos from Oko-Baba Sawmill fire

A massive fire has swept through the popular Oko-Baba Sawmill, a slum in Ebute Meta.

Several shanties are up in flames as residents run helter and skelter trying to salvage their belongings.

Thick smokes invade the atmosphere, accompany with balls of fire hungrily devouring its preys.

Locals are seen trying to put out the fire with bales of water, as officials of the Lagos State Fire Service and other emergency responders find their way there. More photos below..

Foot and mouth disease hits South Africa

There has been an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in South Africa and a jittery Zimbabwe government has imposed ban on the importation of live cloven hoofed animals and related products from the country with immediate effect.

The South African Veterinary Authorities had on Nov. 1 said that there had been an outbreak of FMD on a farm in Molemole District of Limpopo Province.

In a statement issued to state media Friday, Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement, through the Department of Veterinary Services, advised the public and stakeholders of the ban of the importation of live cattle, goats, sheep and pigs from South Africa.

Breaking: Gastroenteritis outbreak kills 11 in Lagos

The Lagos State Government has confirmed that the outbreak of Gastroenteritis has killed 11 people in the state while 370 others saved from death.

Gastroenteritis is caused by micro-organisms like those causing typhoid fever, cholera and certain viruses. It can be contacted by eating or drinking contaminated foods such as uncooked seafood.

Patients with gastroenteritis present with severe acute watery diarrhea and profuse vomiting. Those infected with micro-organisms causing the disease shows signs and symptoms within 12 hours to one week after ingesting contaminated food or water. The disease affects both children and adult and can kill within hours if untreated.

Commissioner for Heath, Prof. Akin Abayomi in a statement on Friday disclosed that 400 cases of the disease had been recorded in some Local Government Areas of the state, with 370 cases treated and discharged, saying there was no cause for alarm as government was on top of the situation.

Billionaire Bloomberg mulls running for US presidency

Billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg is again considering entering the race for the US Democratic party's presidential nomination.

The ex-New York City mayor is concerned the current field of candidates is not good enough to beat Donald Trump in the 2020 election, an adviser says.

The 77-year-old is expected to file paperwork on Friday for the Democratic presidential primary in Alabama.

If Mr Bloomberg does get on the ballot in Alabama, he will still have to register in other states which have later filing deadlines.

Man beheads his estranged wife, slits 5-year-old daughter's throat, then hangs himself

A father decapitated his wife and then slit his five-year-old daughter's throat before hanging himself, police say.

Yonathan Tedla, 46, and Jennifer Schlecht, 42, were getting divorced when he allegedly cut her head off and left it in her lap, according to the authorities.

Tedla then partially beheaded Abaynesh Schlecht Tedla, five, before hanging himself in the bedroom, New York police claim.

Mrs Schlect's dad told that his son-in-law threatened to 'take them all out' if she pressed ahead with the divorce.

Whitney Houston's secret lesbian lover writes a book, reveals singer's mum ruined their romance

Whitney's Houston's homosexual romance with close friend Robyn Crawford in the early 80s wasn't approved of by the star's mum, says Robyn herself.

Robyn Crawford, who found a spark with the singer when they were counsellors at the same camp, recently claimed in her new book how their connection had become a physical one.

Whitney was 16 at the time, and Robyn was 19.

Photo: Woli Arole graduates from Met film school in UK

Comedian Woli Arole has graduated from Met Film school in the UK. The excited comedian shared the news on his instagram page. Disclosing he juts graduated, he wrote;

''I came, I saw, I conquered!!!. This is just the beginning. Latest graduate from METFILM school London @metfilmschool. It was worth my time on the train, leaving my comfort zone, shaking in the cold and learning new things. I want to dedicate this to every young person with a DREAM, go get it. To every one of my fans and family always showing me love this is for you. I love you all. Arole the GLOBE is yours go get it, the WORLD awaits the manifestation of SONS OF GOD. To my King, my Lord, my Saviour JESUS, I am nothing without YOU. Thanks for your GRACE over me. Arole to the GLOBE 🌏!!!!!''

No wonder we have not been seeing him! Big congrats!

Sanwo-Olu presents massive N1.168t budget for 2020

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday presented a budget of N1.168 trillion to the Lagos State House of Assembly for approval for the 2020 fiscal year.

The proposed budget is to be funded by a projected Total Revenue of N1.071 trillion and a deficit amounting to N97.53 billion.

The budget size is higher than the 2019 budget by 34%. Capital Expenditure amounts to N723.75 billion while the Recurrent Expenditure is N444.81 billion, giving a 62:38 capital to recurrent ratio.

According to Sanwo-Olu, “This, in our view, is strong for development. We have placed an increased focus on wealth creation where we will take deliberate steps in courting a partnership between our people and various development institutions.

Linda Ejiofor and husband, Ibrahim Suleman celebrate their first wedding anniversary

Nollywood couple, Linda Ejiofor and husband Ibrahim Suleiman are celebrating their first wedding anniversary today.

The couple took to the respective instagram pages to thank God for bringing them this far.

We say big congrats to them.

Between Adeniyi Johnson and a troll who called his wife, Seyi Edun an ordinary maid

Nollywood actor, Adeniyi Johnson has clapped back at a troll who dropped a comment on a throwback photo of him and his wife, Seyi Edun . The actor shared a throwback photo of him and his wife on Instagram and revealed that the photo was taken while they were still friends. He wrote;

"Epic throwback when were still casual friends before we started doing kini"

A troll who commented on the post described Seyi as a maid who sent Johnson's ex wife out and suddenly became the owner.  The actor however fired back at the troll and even placed a curse on her.

Kanye West says he wants to run for president in 2024

Kanye West has announced his plans to run for president in 2024  but before potentially moving into the White House the rapper might change his name.

Speaking at Fast Company’s Innovation Festival, West, 42, was joined on stage by his Yeezy collaborator Steven Smith.

“When people say it’s crass to call yourself a billionaire, I say I might legally change my name to Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West for a year until y’all understand exactly what it is,” he said. “It will be on the license plate.”

That’s when West shifted the conversation to his plan to run for president.

US court jails Nigerian Victor Alonge for romance scam

Olu Victor Alonge, charged along with six other Nigerians with a multi-year wire fraud scheme, has been sentenced to a 10-year imprisonment by a court in Georgia, United States.

He was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Timothy C. Batten, Sr., on October 30, 2019 and ordered to pay $1,835,279.00 in victim restitution, according to a statement by the Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Georgia.

Thirty-five year-old Alonge, known also as Serge Damessi, Didier Baraze, Mobo Marcus Adeh, Ayo Baraze and Nicolas Soglo had pleaded guilty to an online dating website scheme.

Paul Okoye celebrates his wife on her birthday

Anita Okoye is a year older today. And her proud husband took to his instagram page to celebrate her.
Sharing a stunning photo of the mother of his three children , he wrote;

''Happy special birthday to the one and only love of my life  @anita_okoye.. Mama ejima.. I love you ..we all love you ..Blessings always''.

Elephant kills Australian tourist in Namibia

An elephant has killed a 59-year-old Australian man in Namibia, the country's tourism ministry says.

In a Facebook post the ministry said the man was killed near the Huab river in the Kunene region where a group of tourists were camping yesterday morning.

"This is a very unfortunate incident and highly regrettable. It has thus far been established that the area in which the group of tourists were camping is not a designated camping site," the post said.

It said a ministry and police investigation was underway.

"Among other things we also want to establish if the tourists were guided by a tour guide."

The ministry urged tourists to always be cautious and adhere to the rules and regulations put in place for their safety.

Beyond sad! 15 year-old blind girl 'r.a.p.e.d by two of her teachers at her school'

A blind 15-year-old girl was allegedly r.a.p.e.d by two of her teachers at her boarding school.

Police say Chaman Thakor, 62, and Jayanti Thakor, 30, have fled after the offences and a manhunt is underway.

They've been sacked by the school in Ambaji, west India, which says it is assisting with the investigation.

The girl broke down and told her aunt of the ordeal recently.

Former Congolese leader Bosco Ntaganda sentenced to 30 years for crimes by ICC

A former Congolese rebel leader has been sentenced to 30 years for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Bosco Ntaganda, nicknamed "Terminator", was convicted on 18 counts including murder, rape, sexual slavery and using child soldiers.

Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) found in July that fighters loyal to Ntaganda had carried out gruesome massacres of civilians.

The sentence is the longest the ICC has handed down.

Why I raped 38-year-old woman – Suspect

A young man; Adam Kunle, 27, of Makogi area of Ibafo, Ogun State, has given insight into why he sneaked into the home of a 38 – year old woman by noon and allegedly raped her while she was observing siesta.

Kunle who lived in the same neighborhood with the victim said he admired the woman and had been making advances to her for quite some time without success as she kept rejecting his offer.

He added that as the undying admiration persisted, he took advantage of the lady when she was alone at home on Monday, November 4, and had his way with her sexually.

The suspect made this known to the Police during interrogation when he was arrested last Monday following complaints by the victim; who reported the incident at the Ibafo Police Station.

China sentences former Japanese politician to life

A court in southern China on Friday sentenced 76-year-old Japanese politician, Takuma Sakuragi to life in jail for attempting to smuggle drugs in a suitcase in 2013.

The intermediate court in the province of Guangzhou ruled that Takuma Sakuragi, a former assemblyman from Japan’s Aichi prefecture, tried to smuggle home 3.289 kg (7.25 lb) of methamphetamine, it said in a post on its official social media account.

Sakuragi was detained during a baggage check at Baiyun airport in Guangzhou.

In 2014, prosecutors in the case had sought the death penalty, a life sentence or a prison term of at least 15 years. The court had repeatedly delayed reading its verdict, citing the complexity of the case before sentencing him today.

Photo of Fela Anikulapo kuti lying on top of 'Burna Boy's mom' circulates online

A photo shared and labelled Fela on top of Burna Boy's mom is currently circulating on social media. We don;t know if that;s actually Burna Boy's mom, Bose Ogulu, but the poster claims she is the one.

One thing for sure, his mother has been in entertainment for long.

Herdsman kills sibling for having affair with wife

A Kwara State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ilorin has remanded a cattle herder, Iliasu Abubakar, in the Federal Correctional Centre, Ilorin, after confessing to murdering his brother, Isah, in Gwanara, Baruten Local Government area of the state.

Iliasu, who is standing trial for culpable homicide, allegedly killed his brother over allegation that the deceased was having an amorous affair with his wife.

The offence, according to the police prosecutor, is contrary to Section 221 of the Penal Code Law.

Moment Tobi Bakare lifted Toke Makinwa at her 35th birthday dinner like he held nothing

Lol, this is the moment Tobi Bakare lifted Toke Makinwa at her 35th birthday dinner last night like he held nothing, lol.

Also see a very adoring photo of Toolz with hubby below.. Toolz has lost some weight! Hot hot!!