Saturday, December 14, 2019

Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh crowned Miss World 2019

Today at ExCel London, Miss Jamaica, Toni-Ann Singh aged 23 was crowned the 69th Miss World by her predecessor Vanessa Ponce de Leon at the grand final hosted by Peter Andre and Megan Young.

A tearful newly crowned Miss World 2019 said: “So honored and grateful for this opportunity but most of all I’m thinking about the work that needs to be done and that I have the platform and the means to do it. I’m ready to get out there and work. I’m excited!”

Miss World France, Ophely Mezino was the runner up, and Miss World India, Suman Rao was placed third after the culmination of a month-long Miss World Festival that saw contestants from 111 countries competing in a number of fast track challenges.

Disturbing photos of Nollywood actress, Angela Okorie after armed robbery attack

Here are photos of Angela Okorie shortly after she was attacked by armed robbers on the night of the 12th, December 2019 on her way back from a show.

Singer, Aphrodija welcomes 3rd child (photo)

Singer, Aphrodija has welcomed her 3rd child. She made the announced on Instagram, saying her bundle of joy arrived a week ago.

''I have been blessed countless times over and over again. Alhamdullilah. A week ago I had the most amazing delivery! It can only be the Almighty. Allahu Akbar.
KITON FAROUK (2016), AMANA MORENIKE (2018)and AYANA WURA (2019). Our beautiful children. #Olofamily'', she wrote.

N7.65bn Fraud: EFCC marks convicted, ex-Abia Gov, Orji Kalu’s properties (photos)

The EFCC, on Saturday, December 14, 2019, marked properties belonging to a former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu. The marking is to ensure that the properties are not dissipated, following the December 5, 2019 order of Justice Muhammed Idris sitting at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos that Kalu’s company, Slok Nigeria Limited, be wound up and all assets forfeited to the Federal Government. .

Kalu, who is the Senator representing Abia North in the National Assembly, had been arraigned alongside his company, Slok Nigeria Limited and Udeh Udeogu, his Director of Finance and Accounts at the Abia State Government House, over an amended 39-count charge bordering on conspiring and diverting the sum of  N7.65bn from the coffers of the state.

Boy, 10, accidentally hangs himself in superman pose

A 10-year-old boy accidentally hanged himself in a Superman pose while playing in his bedroom, an inquest heard.

Issac Lyons was wearing an Egyptian costume and had put a toy dog lead around his neck, reports Nottinghamshire Live.

Tragic Issac was found with his arms forward as if "in a bit of a Superman type position" Detective inspector Samantha Austin told the hearing.

Speaking at the youngster's inquest, she said: "He used to play make believe and was wearing an Egyptian costume and had a plastic cosh. The family had recently been on holiday and he was very interested in the Romans.

Colin Firth splits from wife after 22 years of marriage

Hollywood actor Colin Firth has split from his wife Livia after 22 years of marriage. The break-up was confirmed by the star's publicists, who said the former couple are staying close for the sake of their children.

The statement reads: "Colin and Livia Firth have separated. They maintain a close friendship and remain united in their love for their
children.

"They kindly ask for privacy. There will be no further comment".

Firth, 59, has two teenage sons with Livia, Matteo and Luca, as well as another son from his previous relationship with actress Meg Tilly.


Sikiratu Sindodo celebrates daughter on her birthday

Actress Sikiratu Sindodo's daughter, Naomi is a year older today. And to celebrate her special day, her proud mum took to her instagram page to celebrate her.

She wrote;

I could write a book about how much I love you, but it would take me the rest of my life. Instead, I’ll keep it short and sweet. Darling you mean the world to me, and I want anything but to see you smile and be happy. Happy birthday SisterSister @naomiie_o @naomiie_o 🎂 🎉 🎊 🎈 #birthdaygirl #sagittariusseason #Alihamdulillah

In another post, she wrote;

If they gave out awards for best daughter, you would come first. You’ve been so great and amazing over the years and without a doubt would win that award in a second. Thank you for making me a proud mum🙏🏼 You know how I hate to put you out here🤦🏽‍♀️😢 But you deserve everything & more Happy birthday my sister my friend @naomiie_o @naomiie_o 🎈🍻🍺🎂🎁🎉🎊🎉💯 #sagittariusprincess👸🏽 #Alihamdulillah 🙏🏼




X Factor star, Danny Tetley pleads guilty to sexual exploitation of children

X Factor star Danny Tetley has pleaded guilty to sexually exploiting children by asking teenage boys to send him indecent images for money.

The singer, who reached the semi-finals of the show in 2018, entered a guilty plea when faced with a string of child sex offences.

Tetley, 39, induced five teenage boys aged 15 and 16 to send him indecent images for money.

He formally entered his guilty pleas to five charges of causing sexual exploitation of a child.

Boris Johnson's sister claims she's never met his girlfriend

Rachel Johnson has said she has yet to meet her brother Boris's partner Carrie Symonds who has been living with him in No 10 since July.

The journalist and broadcaster made the revelation on ITV's Good Morning Britain after Ms Symonds was hailed by host Piers Morgan for being "a bit of a star" for the Conservatives throughout their general election campaign
.
Ms Johnson said: "I haven't met Carrie. Not yet."

When met with disbelief from the presenter, she added: "It's not something I came to talk about."

Paedophile couple filmed themselves sexually abusing children as young as a year old

A sick paedophile couple who filmed themselves sexually abusing children as young as a year old for their warped gratification have been jailed.

The pair admitted a catalogue of offences to what police described as "horrific" crimes against defenceless youngsters including a baby.

Mark Gable, 33, from Colchester, Essex, was arrested in May after officers found a video of him sexually assaulting a baby and other videos and photographs of him during a search of his home.

A number of other images and videos also showed Gable sexually assaulting children - videos which were shot by his girlfriend Jessica Fry.

Nollywood actress Angela Okorie attacked by armed robbers, 14 bullet pellets removed from her wig

Nollywood actress Angela Okorie has narrowly escaped death. She was attacked by armed men on  the 12th of December, as she was returning from a show.

Bullets were rained into her G-Wagon, but luckily for her none hit her.

At the hospital she was rushed too, 14 bullet pellets were removed from her wig. She is said to have only sustained a minor injury. Wow! What a living God, she serves.

Final message of 20 year-old dad who hanged himself after being refused psychiatric unit bed

A young father hanged himself just 24 hours after he was refused a bed in a psychiatric unit - despite fears he would take his own life.

Kieran Hubbard, 20, who had recently broken up with his girlfriend, was referred to a senior psychiatrist after he was found at the top of a motorway bridge.

But although the consultant recommended Kieran be admitted as an inpatient due to concerns for his safety, healthcare professionals overruled her and instead suggested he be seen at home.

The following day Kieran drove to a building site where he had been working in Ancoats, Manchester and hanged himself inside a former mill he was helping renovate.

Adorable new photo of Chris Brown's newborn son

The proud dad shared cute photo of his adorable son sleeping and simply wrote: “BABY AEKO



Taye Taiwo celebrates his wife on her birthday

Former Super Eagles' player Taye Taiwo's wife is a year older today. And her proud husband took to his instagram page to celebrate her special day. He wrote;

'' HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY QUEEN SIMPIY THANK YOU! Words can't express my application for you and it's not for everyone else anyway cause they wouldn't understand unless they been around this journey of ours. LIVE. LAUGH. LOVE .ENJOY YOUR DAY to the FULLEST''.

Striking resemblance of actor Sola Fosudo & son

We love!

Oshiomhole says he is ‘he-goat’ of Edo politics

National chairman of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has debunked reports that he was placed under house arrest and also described himself as the ‘he-goat’ of Edo politics.

Oshiomhole spoke Friday afternoon, while addressing journalists at his Benin GRA residence, where Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, a new APC convert from the PDP, was presented to him by Hillard Etta, the national vice chairman (south-south) of the party.

A rally to receive Iyamu into the APC fold had held earlier, in a venue different from the one police disapproved.

Duncam Mighty reportedly kidnapped by gunmen

Duncan Mighty has been kidnapped! He was reportedly kidnapped in Owerri, the capital of Imo State.

His friend and club-owner, Cubana Chief Priest, made this known on Instagram. “He was beaten and abducted by the gunmen amid gunshots,” Cubana Chief Priest said.

Details of his abduction are still sketchy.

Photo: Five ‘Yahoo Boys’ go to jail in Cross Rivers

The Uyo Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday secured the conviction of 5 cyber criminals, popularly called Yahoo Boys before Justice S. M. Shuaibu of the Federal High Court Calabar, in Cross River State.

The convicts are: Omengala Emmanuel (a.k.a.Frank Hoffman), Obonga Valentine ( a.k.a Patrick Seaman), Segun Dele Jude (alias Hal Burlington), Promise Nkanga and Omengala Paul (alias Christopher Mason).

Before they were convicted and sentenced, the convicts pleaded guilty to the one count charge preferred against them separately by the EFCC for their various involvements in cyber crimes.

DSS currently fishing evidence to nail Sowore – Falana

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Femi Falana has asked the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), to withdraw pending criminal charges against his clients, Mr. Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare.

Falana made the statement while reacting to an announcement by the AGF office on Friday that a letter had been sent to the Department of State Services to hands off the case involving Sowore and send the case files to his office.

The renowned human rights activist added that there was no evidence to get the ‘RevolutonNow’ protests conveners convicted.

Mystery audio message from plane that crashed 'killing all 38 on board'

An audio message reportedly sent by a crew member of a disappeared plane is at the centre of an investigation into its whereabouts.

On Monday a Hercules C-130 took off from Chabunco in the south of Chile and flew towards the Antarctic Chilean base Presidente Eduardo Frei Montalva.

Just over halfway into the 745mile trip the plane lost contact with operators.

Now Chilean authorities are investigating an audio message sent by one of the crew members who said the aircraft was suffering "an electrical failure" and that the "itinerary should be followed until landing in the white continent".

Jaywon loses dad... says he never met my son

Singer Jaywon is bereaved. The singer just announced the passing away of his father on social media.  He further went to say, his dad never met his son, brayden.

RIP to his dad!

Love Island host Caroline Flack arrested and charged with assault after bust-up

Love Island host Caroline Flack has been arrested and charged with assault by beating after a bust-up at the home she shares with her boyfriend.

Six police cars were pictured outside the 40-year-old presenter's London home, where she lives with her tennis player beau Lewis Burton, in the early hours of yesterday morning.

A Met Police spokesperson told Daily Star Online : "Caroline Flack, 40, of Islington was charged on Friday, 13 December with assault by beating. She will appear on bail at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 23 December.

5 men who drugged and gang-raped British mum on holiday are jailed for a total of 36 years

Five men who drugged and gang raped a British mother and shared a video of the attack on WhatsApp have been jailed for a total of 36 years by an Italian court.

The 50-year-old victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was targeted with a date rape drug on the last day of her holiday with her daughter in Naples.

Judge Francesco Todisco handed down the sentences to five current and former Hotel Alimuri staff at the court in Torre Annunziata.

Russia jails Jehovah's Witness adherent for six years

A Russian court jailed a Jehovah’s Witness adherent for six years on Friday after finding him guilty of extremist activity, part of a crackdown on the group that human rights activists say violates religious freedom.

A court in Penza, around 350 miles (563 km) southeast of Moscow, said in a statement it had jailed Vladimir Alushkin, 55, after an investigation had shown he was continuing to run a local branch of the U.S.-headquartered Christian denomination despite the group being outlawed as extremist in Russia.

It said it had also handed suspended two-year prison sentences to five other adherents.

Ex Catholic Bishop, Okogie also blows hot, says Buhari returning to Nigeria to Military era

Former President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi-Okogie, has said Nigeria is gradually returning to the era of military dictatorship where there is disobedience to the rule of law.

Okogie, a former Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, decried the frequent disobedience to court orders by the current regime led by President Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).

Okogie’s comments are contained in a statement he sent to Saturday Punch titled, ‘Corruption and Repression.’

Seun Kuti questions why Anthony Joshua wants to present his belts to President Buhari

Seun Kuti has questioned why Anthony Joshua wants to present his belts to President Buhari, asking what the Nigerian Government has done for him. He also went on to accuse the government of loving show off but not ready to invest in Nigerian youths. Reacting to the presentation of the belts, he said;

''WHAT FOR? WETIN OGA GENERAL BUHARI CONTRIBUTE TO HIS VICTORY? WETIN DIS GOVT DEY DO TO PROMOTE OUR SPORT? ALL UNA LIKE NA SHOW, NOT INVESTMENT IN OUR YOUTHS, SO ME I NO SABI WHY JOSHUA SEF WAN PRESENT UNA HIS BELT''.

Toni Payne affirms she is still opened to love

10 years after her relationship with 9ice packed up, Toni Payne has affirmed she is still opened to love.

She recently took to twitter to mark her 10 years separation from 9ice saying she was thrown out with a one-year old baby, but glad they are both fine now.

''“10 years ago, I was put out on the streets, living in a friend’s hotel with a one-year-old child not knowing what next. 10 years later, we are both doing great, my business is thriving and life is peachy. What doesn’t kill you truly makes you stronger. I’m always grateful. #myDecade”'', she wrote on twitter.

My sickness is spiritual, Pa Kasumu insists

Ailing veteran actor, Kayode Odumosu, better known as Pa Kasumu, has said that his sickness is of a spiritual nature and not medical as many have presumed.

The popular Yoruba actor whose health status became worrisome after a video showed his frail state, told Saturday Beats that all he needs are fervent prayers and not financial aid from well-wishers and well-meaning Nigerians.

Pa Kasumu said, “For now, I don’t need any help. All I need is prayer. All I can say about my sickness is that it is spiritual. That’s why I said it requires prayer. I’m currently at a church camp for its annual congress. God should take care of me. I will stay at the camp till the congress ends.”

Friday, December 13, 2019

Photos from Davido's brother's traditional wedding

Here are photos from the traditional wedding of Davido's brother, Adewale's wedding to his bride, Ekanem which took place in Calabar, Cross Rivers state today. More photos below...

Odion Ighalo loses sister (photos)

Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo is bereaved. The striker this evening announced the passing away of his sister.

The Nigerian international shared photos of himself and the lady, simply writing;

“R.I.P sister 12-12-19.”

Must be really painful!. RIP to her!

Ex PM declared Algeria president, thousands protest

Thousands of protesters have gathered on the streets of Algeria's capital after former Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune was declared the winner of Algeria's presidential election.

Tebboune - who also served as housing minister under Abdelaziz Bouteflika - the former president forced to step down in April following mass protests - won 58.15 percent of Thursday's vote, according to preliminary results announced on Friday.

The 74-year-old's closest rival, Abdelkader Bengrina, came second with 17.38 percent. Former Prime Minister Ali Benflis was third, with 10.55 percent, while former Minister of Culture Azzedine Mihoubi came in fourth place, with 7.26 percent. Abdelaziz Belaid, the head of el Moustakbal party, obtained 6.66 percent.

T-Boss shares lovely photos of when she was pregnant

The reality star shared throwback photos of when she was pregnant and hinted that she misses being pregnant.

 Captioning the photos, she wrote;

''Enjoy it cos you would miss it when your child is born they told me.

Miss it? Miss the bloated-ness? The wobbling? The discomfort? The pee-ing every 20 mins? The struggle to get in & outta bed, The itching? Maybe I would miss the Heartburns? Those were almost the worst! Or maybe the itchy-ness cos those definitely weren’t of God or maybe the Purple feet?

Photo: Court sentences pastors to prison over fraud

A magistrate court in Enugu has convicted and sentenced  the General Overseer of Christian Charismatic Movement, Enugu, Sabinus Onuigbo, to seven years imprisonment for forgery.

Magistrate J.O Umuzulike read the judgment on Thursday following the prosecution of Onuigbo alongside three other pastors, Tony Chukwu, Chukwuma Orji Victor and Nick Nwoye.

The three others were sentenced to three years with an option of N20,000 fine.

The judge said the evidence before the court showed that the prosecution proved the allegation of forgery beyond reasonable doubts.

Reno Omokri MOCKS Africans who can't raise money for business, but are quick to raise one for a party

He mocked them on his twitter page this evening writing;

''An African will say he cannot start a business because he can’t raise capital. But when he wants to do a party, a burial or wedding, you will see how quickly he will raise capital. Money is not Africa’s problem. How to invest it is our problem''

Omojuwa berates PDP for keeping quite about Sowore

Omojuwa has berated opposition party, PDP calling it 'dead' and wondering why it won't take #FreeSowore seriously considering it's something serious and might even score them points.

He accused the party of staying quiet and dead tweeting if it were to be APC, it would have carried it on its head!

''I can understand the election season political parties disappearing after each election, what I don’t understand is the PDP acting like one now. The opposition APC would have carried #FreeSowore on its head. What is PDP about these days? Everything just dead and quiet,'' he tweeted.

A lot of Nigerians however agreed with him. #FreeSowore.

BBNaija’s Nina buries father in Imo state (photos)

Ex BBNaija’s Nina today, 13th of December 2019 buried her dad in Imo state.

Recall she lost her dad two months ago?  She however kept us up to date via Instagram as she joins her siblings and family to lay him to rest.

Her colleague Alex also showed up to support her. More photos from the burial below...

Drama as marijuana seller invites police to arrest customers with N21,500 fake notes

An Indian hemp seller in Lagos put himself in trouble when he invited a policeman to arrest two customers who had attempted to make a purchase with fake currency.

The customers -- Sunday Uche, 24; and Patrick Chidiebere, 25 -- allegedly attempted to cheat the marijuana seller by presenting N21,500, which turned out to be fake.

The unnamed seller subsequently invited a policeman who was on patrol duty to the scene, following which all of them were arrested. The Incident happened on December 3.

Kim Kardashian unveils her family Christmas card

Kim Kardashian has unveiled her family's Christmas card.

In the heart-melting photo, Kim, 39, and her four children, North, six, Saint, four, Chicago, one, and Psalm, seven months, all wear matching grey sweatpants while nestled together on a staircase with doting dad Kanye, 42. 

'The West Family Christmas Card,' she captioned the photo.