Saturday, February 15, 2020

Photos from BBN's Nina introduction ceremony

Here are photos from BBN's Nina wedding introduction that took place today, February 15th in Imo state.

Recall the Big Brother Naija 2018 housemate, on the 1st of January said she had found love and didn't know it would be this soon. More photos below...

I won’t negotiate with criminals but fight them, Bello vows

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has vowed never to negotiate with criminals operating in the state.

Bello spoke on Friday at a valedictory court session in honour of the late Justice Shuaib Yakubu, Justice of the Appeal Court.

He said rather than negotiate with criminals, his administration would fight them.

“We are living witnesses to pockets of crime being perpetrated in parts of the state. I want to assure you and every citizen in the state that my administration will take the war against them right into their den anywhere in the state.

Alex unusual celebrates 24th birthday with stunning photos

Former BBNaija housemate, Alex Unusual has released stunning photos of herself on her 24th birthday. She also penned down sweet words to herself to celebrate turning 24. Her words:

“It’s my birthday. Dear World, it’s another me day and I have this to say. Open your eyes and look at this little girl in a grown woman, I’ve been on this journey called life and today I’m big 24. I just want you to know that I’m doing it with my crown perfectly fit and with God by my side. I’m not your regular girl so, I’ll be ruling 24 like nobody has ever and as a queen. I’m amazing and I’ll be forever. I’ll be me because nobody can be better than me. Take a look, I’m a big girl now. Cheers to my 24. Happy birthday to me.” More photos below...

Olamide scrapes off his dreadlocks... reveals new look

Olamide has changed his looks! The rapper who has been wearing dreads for a while now,  revealed his new look to his followers on Instagram. You like?

Jaywon and solidstar fight dirty on social media

Jaywon and solidstar are fighting! Solidstar started it via an Instagram video where he called Jaywon out asking him to come for a 3-day lesson so that he can put some good vibes in his local fat head.

Responding to his  all out, Jaywon blasted solidstar saying he thought he said he has quit taking that shit.

“@jaywonjuwonlo you can’t impress no one with ur local sound no more they ve seen you finnish, I will advise you come for 3 days lessons let me put some vibe in your retarded local Fat head,” solidstar said.

Reacting, Jaywon, via his Twitter handle fired back saying: “I can feel your pain my bro Solidstar but you really don’t need to call me out to release a new single. Na Wetin me and my family go eat I Dey find and will advice you to do the same…… but I thought you said you quit taking that shit.”

Gunmen abduct two doctors in Benue

Gunmen have abducted two medical doctors in Okpoga Okpokwu local Government area of Benue state. .

Okpoga is located in Benue south senatorial district.

The gunmen also went away with a medical recorder .

The Nation gathered that the victims were all staff of General Hospital Okpoga and were said to be closing from duty when the incident happened .

British woman dies during butt-lift surgery in Turkey

A British woman died while undergoing cosmetic butt-lift surgery at a private hospital in Turkey, an inquest heard.

Melissa Kerr, 31, of Gorleston, Norfolk, was on holiday in Istanbul when she had the procedure on November 19 last year at the city's Medicana Haznedar Hospital.

Norfolk coroner's court in Norwich was told how the mental health counsellor died during the operation, known as gluteal augmentation.

Her medical cause of death was given as pulmonary thromboembolism and fat embolism, as a result of elective cosmetic surgery.

Eight die, 40 injured as Ecuadoran football fans head back home from Copa Libertadores game

A bus carrying Ecuadoran football fans plunged into a ravine today while heading home from a Copa Libertadores game in Peru, killing at least eight, authorities said.

The bus, which had left from Lima, fell 15m from a stretch of the Panamerican Highway in northern Peru and the impact of the fall ripped away its roof, police said.

Nearly 40 people were injured.

The bus was carrying supporters of a team called Barcelona de Guayaquil, which played the Peruvian side Sporting Cristal on Thursday in Lima.

Ecuadoran President Lenin Moreno expressed his condolences on Twitter and pledged government help for the injured and the families of the deceased.

Fans lay curses on Mercy Aigbe as she advises side chics to collect houses, cars from married men

Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe, recently launched her YouTube channel Mercy AigbeTV and a visual, she shared on Valentine’s day is making the rounds on social media.

In the video, the mom of two urged married women to spice up their love life and not allow their men to have a side-chick. She didn’t stop there but further advised ladies dating married men to secure the bag by making sure the man gets them a house, car and plenty of money instead of doing love and collecting chocolates and flowers as the man is already taken and doesn’t belong to them.

The video has since caused an uproar on Twitter with some followers laying curses on the single mom, whose marriage to estranged husband Lanre Gentry crashed due to domestic violence.

Prince Philip's letters to Princess Diana that made her 'boil with anger' and left 'red-faced'

Princess Diana and Prince Charles endured a bitter divorce that reverberated throughout the Royal Family.

Intimate details of their tumultuous marriage have emerged throughout the years, including during the inquest into Diana's death.

The 'People's Princess' tragically died aged 36 alongside boyfriend Dodi Fayed, 42, in a car crash in Paris in 1997.

And it's claimed Philip once sent letters to Diana, which made her 'boil with anger' and left her 'red-faced with fury'.

Caroline Flack found dead.. she's believed to have killed herself on valentine's day

Caroline Flack has been found dead at the age of 40. The former Love Island host is believed to have killed herself at home on Valentine's Day. Her family has been informed.

Rumours of the star's death began to circulate on Twitter this afternoon, leaving fans devastated.

Caroline had recently returned to the UK after retreating to Los Angeles in the aftermath of her arrest for assaulting her boyfriend.

The incident forced her to step down as host of Love Island, the show which had propelled her into the top tier of British celebrity.

Country singer Daniel Lee Martin kills himself in wake of child s.e.x abuse allegations

Country singer Daniel Lee Martin has killed himself in wake of child s.e.x abuse allegations, cops say.

Deputies in Florida were attempting to serve a warrant to the 54-year-old Martin earlier today when they found him dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

The warrant, issued out of Tennessee, was for three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, three counts of aggravated sexual battery and one count of solicitation of a minor to commit rape of a child.

Adorable new photos of Nadia Buari and her four children

The 37-year-old Ghanaian actress shared photos of herself and children to celebrate Valentine writing;

''I’m proud of many things in this world, but nothing beats being a mother. My kids are the beat in my heart, the pulse in my veins, the energy in my soul. I live for them. Happy valentines munchkins. ❤️''

Shade Okoya shares beautiful family photos for valentine

Entrepreneur and philanthropist Shade Okoya and her billionaire husband Razak Okoya and their kids all look stunning in a family shoot for Valentine’s day’.

Sharing the beautiful family photo with her husband and kids, the billionaire wife wrote;

''My greatest wish is that my kids always know how much I love them and that they walk through the rest of their life knowing I’ll always be there for them anyway I can.
Wishing you all a beautiful Valentine’s Day from the Okoya’s. #ShadeOkoya''

Sharing another that has just only her and husband, she wrote;

''Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Wishing you a beautiful Valentine’s Day. #ShadeOkoya''

Presidency accuses PDP of plans to tarnish Buhari's govt

The presidency has exposed grand plans by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to tarnish and rubbish the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The presidency said as part of this overall scheme, the PDP, with its belligerent politics, had been marching from one embassy to the other in protest against the Buhari’s administration and the nation’s highest court of justice, the Supreme Court.

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said “They are keen to give the impression that Nigerians are in support of them as they take to the streets, and they will go to any length to promote this false narrative.

Photos: Thugs nabbed with plasma TV sets stolen from ex-Bayelsa governor, Seriake Dickson's home

Some rampaging protesters yesterday, attacked the Opolo residence of the former Bayelsa governor, Seriake Dickson and destroyed property including vehicles.

In addition to the destruction, the protesters also looted property at the residence.

Now, some of the suspects have been nabbed. The suspected thugs (pictured), were caught with Plasma TV sets stolen from the residence. See another photo below:

Court summons Wema bank chairman, MD, four officials

A Federal High Court in Lagos has summoned six top officials of Wema Bank Plc following contempt proceedings initiated against them by Heritage Bank in two suits involving Ondo State Government alleged judgment debts.

The officials are Wema Bank’s Chairman, Babatunde Kasali; Managing Director (MD), Ademola Adebise; Deputy Managing Director, Moruf Oseni; Executive Director, Wole Akinleye; Executive Director, Folake Sanu and Company Secretary Johnson Lebile.

They are to explain why “committal orders should not be made against them for flagrant disobedience” of court orders.

Shekau releases new video... threatens minister, journalists

The leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has released a video in which he threatened the minister of communication and digital economy, Isa Pantami.

Shekau, in the nine-minute video, also threatened journalists saying they should be cautious about what they report or write about his group.

The terror leader who appeared in military attire with a turban on his head, had an AK 47 assault rifle resting across his chest, and wielded a thick chewing stick as he glared at the camera.

Shekau also mocked President Muhammadu Buhari, making reference to his Wednesday’s visit to Maiduguri, where he was booed by distraught residents. Mr Buhari visited over Sunday’s attack that led to the death of over 30 travellers in Auno.

Mob sets Dangote trucks ablaze after crushing six to death

Two trucks loaded with bags of cement belonging to the Dangote group involved in multiple accidents have crushed six persons to death in Ogun State.

The accidents occurred around 12:20 pm on Saturday at the old tollgate Ota, along the Lagos – Abeokuta Expressway in the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state.

A mob reportedly mobilised and set the two Dangote trucks ablaze after it was learnt that they caused the fatal crashes.

The Federal Road Safety Corps, Sector Commander, Ogun State Command, Clement Oladele confirmed the incident.

NSCDC arrest 31-year-old woman for illegal gas trade

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Nasarawa state have arrested a 31-year-old woman, Benedicta Nnona, for illegal trade of petroluem products and child labour.

The State Commandant of the Corps, Mahmoud Fari, while parading the woman alongside two of her sales boys, both 17-year-old, told journalists that Nnona was nabbed selling gas at her residence in Bukan Sidi in Lafia, the State capital, two days after an explosion was averted in the area.

An explosion was averted Wednesday morning, after a 2.5 metric tonne gas tank being delivered to Benedicta’s husband leaked all over the street causing chaos.

Fun video of Mr Eazi and his girlfriend, Temi Otedola

Temi Otedola shared the fun video of herself and her muscian beau on her instagram page writing;

''Cupid has me chopping efo riro on the regular 🖤 @mreazi''

‘RHOC’ Star Braunwyn Windham-Burke reveals her six-year-old son is legally blind

It’s Braunwyn Windham-Burke’s Instagram tradition to give one of her seven children a shout-out for a weekly series called “Kid Of The Week.”

On Feb. 13, it was her sweet six-year-old son Curren’s turn; Braunwyn, 42, used the shout-out to reveal Curren is legally blind.

“When Curren was born he was diagnosed with Nystagmus and spent the first 4 years of his life without being able to see much,”

The Real Housewives of Orange County star revealed in her Instagram post, which showed a photo of the Bravo star and her son having fun at Disneyland.

Man jumps from third mainland bridge into lagoon

A man has committed suicide by jumping into the Lagoon from Third Mainland Bridge.

The incident occurred on Saturday, 15 February, 2020.

The identity of the man is unknown.

According to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, the man jumped off the Third Mainland Bridge and plunged into the Lagoon.

My big boobs don’t affect my sports life – Cossy Orjiakor

In this new interview with Tana Aiyejina, Cossy Orjiakor talks about her sports life, Super Eagles, female football and why the present footballers don’t appeal to her s.e.xually.

As an entertainer, do you think there is a similarity between acting and sports?

Of course yes. They are both entertainment, they bring joy, pleasure to the society. Generally and globally, sports is regarded as entertainment.

Did you engage in sports while growing up?

Yes, while growing up I was good at running. I was involved in athletics while in primary and secondary schools. But I grew older, I began to lose a bit of interest in running and sports. But as a kid I was a very good runner and athlete.

Man beats deaconess wife to death in Lagos over s.e.x

The running battle between a couple in Ladi-Lak, Bariga area of Lagos State, has ended on a tragic note as the husband, John Onyeme, reportedly beat his wife to death.

City Round learnt that the deceased, Esther Onyeme, was a deaconess and proprietress of a nursery and primary school in the community.

Neighbours said John always accused his wife of adultery and for starving him of s.e.x which often triggered their disagreements.

It was gathered that the couple and their three children lived together on Ayorinde Street, Ladi-Lak, until about five months ago when Esther packed out in the heat of a fight and relocated to a church.

Woman, four children die at Kano sand mining site

The Kano State Fire Service has confirmed the death of five, out of six persons trapped under a heap of sand at Ramin Farar Kasa in Dauni village in the Minjibir Local Government Area of the state.

The Public Relations Officer of the service, Alhaji Saidu Muhammad, said this in a statement on Friday in Kano.

He said, “We received a distress call on Thursday  from Dauni village through one Malam Danlami Murtala at about 2:45pm that a heap of sand has covered six people who were digging for sand used for makeup powder.

“Upon receiving the information, we quickly dispatched firemen and fire engine to the scene, tried to rescue the victim where only a little boy of about four years was found alive.”

Why we rushed to have our wedding - Kano serving corp members who met in camp

Two serving members of the National Youth Service Corps in Kano State, who met each other in camp and got married have now revealed why they rushed their wedding.

Recall Muhammad Musa and Hauwa Bagudu, got married in their khaki uniforms last Friday at the Juma’at Mosque, Nigerian Air Force Base in the state.

The couple tell Ted Odogwu how they got attracted to each other and why they could not wait to get married... Enjoy!

Robbie Williams and wife welcome 4th Baby via surrogate

Congratulations are in order for Robbie Williams, 46, and Ayda Field Williams, 40. The couple have confirmed they welcomed their fourth child, son Beau Benedict Enthoven Williams, via surrogate.

Ayda snapped a sweet photo of their kids’ feet -- Teddy Rose, 7, Charlie Valentine, 5, and Coco Josephine, 1, along with little Beau on Friday, Feb. 14 to Instagram, writing

“‘Spot the difference…’ On this Valentine’s Day, we would like to celebrate love in the most awesome way… Beau Benedict Enthoven Williams.” She went on to confirm that they welcomed the baby via surrogate.

Gigi Hadid reveals she is back together with Zayn Malik

Breakup to makeup indeed! Gigi Hadid, 24, gave her millions of fans a big reason to scream “OMG” when she posted a photo of her on-again beau Zayn Malik, 27, on Friday, February 14 (AKA Valentine’s Day).

“HEY VALENTINE,” she wrote on her GI’sposables Instagram account (which she refers to as “Disposable film by me”) next to a sexy snap of Zayn.

“Z on the farm Dec 2019.” The former One Direction band member cracked a slight smile while posing for the photo, presumably taken by Gigi, with the farm acting as a beautiful backdrop.

Naturally their fans went ballistic in the photo’s comment section, with one writing, “Screaminnnggg,” and another one chiming in with, “So happy for you!” Others got greedy with what they desire out of the two of them next. “The audience wants a picture of you two!,” one requested.

Pregnant woman finds her friend's husband in antenatal ward with another woman

A woman may be forced to tell her best friend she believes her husband is cheating after spotting him on a antenatal ward with a pregnant woman.

The mum-to-be was at the hospital for an appointment when she noticed her pal's partner with a "visibly pregnant young lady" and said the pair were acting like a couple.

She was completely shocked and has no idea how to break the news to her friend, so took to the parenting website Mumsnet for advice.

Under the title 'seeing friend's darling husband at anti natal with other woman', she wrote: "Just returned from my Anti natal apt. While waiting in the room I saw one of my oldest friends DH [Dear Husband] with a young lady!!

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will be 'snubbing' Prince Andrew's 60th birthday

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reportedly snubbed an invite to Prince Andrew's birthday, it has been claimed

Harry and Meghan will not be making the trip from Canada for his uncle's 60th birthday on February 19.

Neil Sean, a UK-based royal correspondent who appears on US TV, told Fox News that "it's not very nice for the Queen".

He said: "A mole [told] me it’s an open secret they declined the invite but it’s not very nice for the Queen as, whatever people say and think, he is [still] her son and she wanted her close family around her.

Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa 'sends kisses to heaven' in heartbreaking Valentine's Day post

Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa has sent "kisses to heaven" in a heartbreaking Valentine's Day post dedicated to her tragic husband.

Vanessa Bryant, 37, lost her basketball star partner and their daughter Gigi, 13, in a horrifying helicopter crash in California last month.

She's spending her first Valentine's Day without him and she admitted it's particularly hard for her as it was Kobe's "favourite holiday".

She shared a video online playing Lauryn Hill's song Tell Him, which featured the lyrics: "Tell him I need him".

Kylie Jenner ditches signature hair for lighter colour

Kylie Jenner has ditched her signature black locks for a lighter shade in her most recent hair transformation.

The 22-year-old make-up mogul debuted her honey blonde tresses in a new sultry Instagram selfie shortly after Valentines Day.

The mum-of-one opted for an all black outfit paired with a leather jacket for the new snap and also proudly showed off her extremely long false nails in the pic.

The image, which she shared with her 162 million Instagram followers, was captioned “new vibe” alongside a brown and black love heart emoji.

Nigerian singer, Pepenazi is engaged

Nigerian singer Opeyemi Kayode aka Pepenazi is engaged. The singer who shared a photo of him and his fiancee says: I asked the “LOVE OF MY LIFE” to be my WIFE and She said YES ! 💍 Forever & a day more ~Janine ❤️ .

Tboss finally reveals her daughter’s face

Ex-Big Brother Naija housemate Tboss has finally showed off her baby’s face. The ex-reality star had been sharing pictures of her baby since birth but refused to show her face until now.

Europe records first coronavirus fatality as tourist dies in France

Coronavirus has claimed its first victim outside Asia after an elderly Chinese tourist died in France.

The country’s health minister confirmed the news saying the 80-year-old man had died in a Paris hospital.

Agnes Buzyn said the unnamed person had succumbed ‘to a pulmonary infection with coronavirus.’

He had been in isolation at the Bichat-Claude Bernard Hospital in the north of the capital since falling ill on January 25.

Zulum deploys 31 special advisers(see details)

Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has approved the posting of 31 special advisers recently sworn-in, the Governor’s spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau said.

Gusau on Saturday released a list of the advisers and their postings.

According to Gusau’s statement, Governor Zulum charged all advisers to brace up for serious work that should contribute to addressing critical challenges facing state.

Among the challenges are the ongoing efforts to find enduring peace, bold and ambitious resettlement of internally displaced persons and refugees, restoration of livelihoods and basic social services in communities, and full economic recovery.

Pastor flogs son to death over alleged witchcraft

A pastor, Amos Kosini and his wife are on the run after the self-acclaimed cleric allegedly flogged his son, Faithful, to death over allegation of witchcraft.

It was learnt that two other children of his church member, Paradise, and Godspower, also sustained severe injuries in the hands of the cleric and now in a critical condition at a hospital. Kosini was alleged to have used a wire to inflict injuries on the children.

The incident, according to sources, occurred at Ogirisen community of Elume, Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State while Kosini was conducting deliverance sessions on the children for allegedly possessing ‘evil spirits.’

The children were said to have been camped at his self-contained apartment in the agrarian community.

Buhari suspends National Broadcasting Commission DG

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the immediate suspension of Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Modibbo Kawu.

The suspension is coming months after an ongoing prosecution of Kawu by the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) for alleged corruption.

The most senior Director in the Commission has been directed to take over from the suspended DG.

A source in the NBC confirmed that Armstrong Idachaba, Director, Broadcast Monitoring has been given the nod to act pending outcome of the case.

I only sell guns to hunters, not robbers - man who makes gun

A septuagenarian gun maker recently arrested by the police in Delta State, Ezekiel Idoghor, has denied making guns for armed robbers.

He said his clients were vigilance group members, hunters and ‘respectable’ men in the society, adding that he did not encourage any of his 45 children to learn the art of making gun.

Idoghor, who was paraded at the state police command headquarters in Asaba, the state capital, said he was a hunter and farmer.

As a member of the vigilance group in Patani, he said he underwent training in Jos, Plateau State.