Saturday, April 10, 2021

Newly wed Arole gets a car gift on his wedding day [photos]

Newly wed Comedian, Woli Arole has received a car gift on his wedding day.

The comedian had the first leg of his wedding yesterday which was their trad and today as they had the proper one, a car gift was presented to him and his wife.

The car is a brand new Geely Emgrand EC7 GL vehicle placed at N5.6m.

More photos from the presentation below...

Angela Eguavoen shares her conversation with a married man

Nollywood actor Angela Eguavoen has shared her conversation with a married man.

Angela says she suddenly sees a man she calls her friend differently now after he told her that he could do without having s3x with his wife for a while year and he dares not catch her with a dildo.

Below is how she puts the conversation...

Kaduna Emir dies five days to 78th birthday

The Emir of Lere Kingdom in Kaduna State, Brigadier General Abubakar Garba Muhammad (retd), is dead.

According to family sources, he died at a private Hospital in Kaduna on Saturday morning.

The source said his burial arrangement will be announced later.

The monarch’s nephew, Ismaila Lere, confirmed the demise on social media when he posted: “Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihir raji’un!!! I received the sad news awhile ago about the demise of my dear uncle and guardian, His Highness, the Emir of Lere, Brigadier General Abubakar Garba Muhammad (rtd), OFR mini. May Almighty Allah grant his gentle soul jannatul Firdausi. Ameeen.”

Gun salutes run across Britain to honour Prince Philip

Gun salutes rang out across Britain in Gibraltar and from vessels at sea on Saturday to mark the death of Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II.

Saluting batteries fired 41 rounds at one round every minute from midday (1100 GMT), the UK’s Ministry of Defence said.

Buckingham Palace said the prince, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, died on Friday morning at Windsor Castle to the west of London.

Members of the royal family led the tributes to Philip, who was also remembered by leaders around the world.

Many Nigerians trapped as Volcano hits Caribbean Island

Many Nigerians are currently trapped in the Caribbean Island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines due to a volcanic eruption.

Dr Levi Odoe, the Consul-General of Nigeria on the Island, has appealed for support from the Nigerian government and other public-spirited entities around the world.

“There are a lot of Nigerians on the Island, and this causes health challenges. Families are being moved to other countries. We will appreciate assistance from well-wishers and friends,” Dr Odoe appealed in a message.

Daily Trust gathered that there are no fewer than 230 Nigerian students studying medicine on the Island, and a host of tourists from the country were there when the tragedy occurred.

So far, thousands of people have been evacuated to safer parts of the Island and neighbouring Island nations, using buses and cruise ships.

Between GTBank and Sterling Bank AND the trolling....

Oh dear! So the drama all started when Dr Joe Abah tweeted at Sterling Bank telling them that the account balance showing in his APP is different from what he got as a text message and what was sent to his email and wants to know WHY.

Dr Joe claims his account balance on his App is about N2000 lesser than the balances on his phone and email.

He then tweeted at the Sterling to know which to believe, and oh dear, @GTbank replied him.

Angry about this, he asked the bank if they were OKAY.

Thugs disrupt PDP North West congress in Kaduna [Photos]

Thugs today disrupted the North West congress of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) held at the Kaduna International Trade fair complex.

Findings gathered that the major cause of the mayhem was about who emerges as the Zonal vice chairman of the party in the zone.

The PDP North West is comprising of seven states of Kano Katsina, Kaduna, Jigawa, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara.

According to findings, there are two top contenders, Senator Bello Hayatu Gwarzo from Kano State and Muhammad Jamo Yusuf also from Kano State.

CBN explains why Nigeria CAN'T STOP BORROWING

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has insisted that Nigeria can’t stop borrowing, mainly when it’s necessary.

Mr Godwin Emefiele, the CBN Governor, disclosed this in Abuja on Friday at the National Dialogue on Nigeria’s rising debt profile, titled: “The Rising Public Debt in Nigeria and the Challenges of National Development,” organised by the Action Aid Nigeria (AAN).

Emefiele, who was represented by Dr Tawose Joseph, the Assistant Director, Monetary Policy Department, CBN, said there is no crime in borrowing.

According to him, there should be monitoring and evaluation of the money borrowed and its purpose.

Actress, Wumi Toriola, opens new shopping outlet

Nollywood actress, Wumi Toriola is broadening her scope as a businesswoman as she just opened a new shopping outlet.

She shared photos of the building saying they have moved to a better space.

Her friend who first announced the  achievement before the actress reposted it, captioned it thus; 

“Dont underestimate the days of little beginnings congratulations to me as i am able to finish this ..

"Stay off social media when you want to find a true partner,'' Harry Song advices

Newly Married singer Prince Harrysong has advised his followers to stay away from social media if they want to find a good partner.

The crooner who recently found the love of his life and unlisted his name from the long list of bachelors took to his Instagram stories to say that anyone looking for a true partner who would satisfy a perfect relationship should stay off social media.

He added that there are still good husbands and wives out there.

Taking to his Instagram story, he wrote;

LASU student, others kidnapped on Warri-Benin Highway

An accounting student of the Lagos State University, LASU, Olowa Kehinde, was at the weekend abducted with others along the Warri-Benin Highway while coming back to Lagos

Speaking in an interview with Vanguard, the Public Relations Officer of the LASU Student Union Government, Adams Zaenab Olawunmi, said immediately the leadership of the union got wind of the development, necessary contacts were made with security agencies.

“We got the information Saturday and we have swung into action. The incident happened somewhere along the Warri-Benin Highway while he was coming back to Lagos. We don’t know how many people were abducted.

“We have been in touch with the Director of DSS, Lagos State who has also been in touch with his colleagues in the affected areas. They assured us that they would discharge their duties and get our colleague back safely.

Actress, Uche Ogbodo flaunts her baby bump in new photos

The 34-year-old actress who is expecting her second child flaunt her baby bump in the new photos she shared on her Instagram page.

Two more photos below..

Rapper Nasty C reveals when he will stop making music

South African Rapper Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo widely known as Nasty C has revealed that he plans to retire when he turns 35, but only if he has made $1 billion (R14.5 billion).

The award-winning rapper sat down with Sizwe Dhlomo in the latest episode of his podcast series and got real about how his approach to music has changed and how he thinks he could have done better in his rap career.

The pair also spoke about Nasty C’s plans for the future.

When asked by Sizwe what life looked like for him after 35, Nasty C, who is 24 years old, said he had it all figured out already.

Princess Shyngle files for divorce from her "best friend" of 10 years after few weeks of wedding

Actress and Instagram sensation, Princess Shyngle have filed for divorce from her husband barely a few months after they tied the knot. 

The curvy beauty accused her husband Gibou Bala Gaye of domestic violence.

Taking to her Instagram stories and instalive, Shyngle explained that she decided to share the new development on social media because her ex-husband put her in a bad light when he went public.

Her words: “I have already written your divorce letter, everything signed and sealed. I have sent everything to the Gambia. I have been begging and pleading for the past eight weeks, let’s go our separate ways peacefully.

Veteran Nollywood actor Chief Bruno Iwuoha dies

Nollywood veteran actor, Bruno Iwuoha is dead.

He died of diabetes and blindness.

He died at the National Hospital Abuja early this morning, film maker Derik Zai said.

The Abia state born actor, had been in coma for about three weeks before giving up.

Wawu! Strong women don't have attitudes only WEAK men think they do - Majid Michael clears the air

I don't know if it is still allowed to buy someone a bottle of cold beer. I mean, where is the lie in this?

Lmaoo, Majid knows this because ofcourse he is a strong man himself... *whistling and walking away*

Sharing the above photo of himself and  Ms Nelson, the Ghanaian actor wrote; ''A strong man can handle a strong woman. A weak man will say she has an attitude. Strong women don’t have “attitudes”. They have standards.''

50 Cent reacts to rumors Diddy is now dating his babymama

50 Cent has reacts to rumors that Diddy is now dating his babymama,  Daphne Joy.

Photos circulated reportedly showed Diddy and Daphne out and about together.

They're two of the biggest Hip Hop moguls in the world and throughout the years, there has been gossip about varying tiffs between 50 Cent and Diddy. Whether it was over vodka brands or allegations that Diddy was indebted to the Black Mafia Family, these two have made headlines for over a decade. 

Once again, Diddy and Fif's relationship was called into question after a few paparazzi photos surfaced this week. They show Diddy spending time with Daphne Joy, the mother of 50 Cent's youngest son, eight-year-old Sire Jackson. After it began to circulate that Fif was upset about Puff and Daphne potentially sparking a romance, the Power executive shared a photo of the rumored couple and set the record straight.

Davido visits Dapo Abiodun in Ogun state [photos]

Davido yesterday on Friday visited the governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun at the government house, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

The governor shared the photos on his official Twitter page, while the DMW label boss also shared visit to the Governor on his Instagram story.

Sharing the photos, Dapo Abiodun wrote, ” This evening, I received @davido; a superstar songwriter, singer and producer, in my office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.”

Davido and one of the Governor's son, late now were very good friends.

Drug trafficker EXCRETES 113 wraps of cocaine worth N423m

A suspected drug trafficker, Okonkwo Chimezie Henry, has excreted 113 wraps of cocaine weighing 1.750 kg with a street value of N423 million.

This followed his arrest at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos on Easter Day, Sunday, 4th April, 2021, where he was headed for Madrid, Spain.

Director, Media and Advocacy, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Headquarters, Abuja, Femi Babafemi, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja yesterday.

The statement reads, “Okonkwo was about boarding a Turkish Airline flight number TK0626 at about 8pm when he was apprehended at screening 2 point and taken into custody by the NDLEA operatives at the Lagos airport. He was subsequently put under observation at the JBTF/NDLEA facility for further investigation.

Photo: Poly student caught with gun, ammunition on campus

Attempt by Shehu Mohammed, a Public Administration student of Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, to smuggle a locally made gun and five rounds of ammunition into campus was foiled by security personnel of the institution on Friday.

Vigilant security personnel of the Polytechnic were surprised during a routine check that instead of writing materials, the student came to the school with a gun.

On discovery of his strange ‘wares’ Mohammed had attempted to run away but the security personnel were able to stop him.

He was purportedly on the campus purportedly to write his ND II final examination before he was stopped by the ‘stop and search’ officer and was asked to hand over his belongings.

Veteran actors suffer depression when forgotten – Foluke Daramola Salako

Actress and movie producer, Foluke Daramola-Salako, has said that many veteran actors suffer depression when forgotten. 

Daramola-Salako, who recently celebrated the birthdays of some actors including 97-year-old Charles Olumo, aka Baba Agbako, and Tajudeen Oyewole, aka Abija, maintained that she was not being bankrolled by anyone.

She told Saturday Beats, “My main purpose is to attract publicity for elderly actors. I decided to celebrate their birthdays pending when I have my major event. 

I have always said that a lot of these aged actors are facing depression. Some don’t die just because they are old but being once active and suddenly not being active anymore could be a painful experience for them. 

Ondo state's Adegbola knocks out Yobe's Adetoye in 15 secs

Ondo state boxer, Adedeji Adegbola, on Friday, knocked out his opponent, Oluwafemi Adetoye of Yobe state, in a record 15 seconds of their first round heavyweight boxing bout at the ongoing National Sports Festival in Benin.

The bout, held at the Oba Akenzuwa Cultural Center, Benin, was at the semi-finals stage.

With the win, Adegbola has qualified for the semi finals of the heavyweight category and placed him with the medals range, alongside five team mates vying in other weight categories.

Adegbola said that he trained very hard for the festival, while expressing his optimism of clinching the gold medal in the heavyweight category.

I love money more than s.e.x – Actress Peju Johnson reveals

Nollywood actress, Peju Johnson is never afraid of showing off her cleavage on social media. Now, she is opening up on her choice between s.e.x, love and money.

In a recent encounter with Inside Nollywood, the busty role interpreter confessed that nothing but money rules her world.

“For me, money comes first. It’s because money will not wake up one day and break my heart. Moreover, I don’t even like s.e.x. So, it is money all the way for me.”

On her marital status, Ms Johnson claims her love life is complicated, as she’s presently without a man of her own. “For now, there is no man in my life. In fact, it’s complicated. So, I’m still single,” she hinted.

Lizzy Anjorin blasts those investigating her source of wealth

Actress and business woman, Lizzy Anjorin has lashed out at those investigating her source of wealth.

According to her, anyone who is interested in investigating her source of wealth should first of all ask about her history in business/

Captioning her post she wrote:

POWERFUL CEO TO A MULTIMILLION BIGGEST STORE WITH LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL ITEMS ON MAINLAND B4 SHOPRITE ENTER LATI AYE EYE PENCIL ELEJO😂🤣😅

I won’t pay ransom even if my son is kidnapped - El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has said he will never pay ransom to bandits even if they kidnap his son.

The governor said this in a radio chat on Friday in Kaduna to underscore his government’s policy of not negotiating with bandits.

Mr El-Rufai has consistently said government should only apply force in dealing with bandits and other violent criminals, reiterating the stand on Thursday by stressing that bandits do not deserve to live.

In his current remarks on Friday, Mr El-Rufai said he had warned his family members to be careful to avoid being abducted. He said he also told them he would never pay a ransom for their freedom, should any of them get into the hands of bandits.

Photos and video from comedian, Arole's wedding

Here are photos from the traditional wedding ceremony of comedian, Arole and his lover, Yemi.

It was held yesterday in Lagos. 

We say big congrats to them!

More photos below....

Gunmen on motorcycles kidnap petrol dealer in Ekiti

Suspected gunmen in Isan-Ekiti, Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti State, have kidnapped a petrol dealer, Mr. Itakorode Adebayo. 

Itakorode is the general manager of Prosperous Filling Station, located at Isan-Ekiti, hometown of the sate governor, Kayode Fayemi.

This incident happened few months after a chieftain of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Alhaji Suleiman Akinbami was kidnapped by unknown gunmen at his filling station along Ado-Ijan Road.

It was gathered that gunmen numbering eight had invaded the petrol station around 7pm on Thursday and abducted the victim.

Rainstorm kills 3, destroys church buildings, electric poles

At least, three persons lost their lives on Friday after rainstorm wreaked havoc on Obinze, Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State.

This was even as no fewer than 35 electric poles, two church buildings and a brewery depot were destroyed by the dangerous wind.

A village source told our correspondent that the incident which happened along the Obinze-Umuokanne road left no fewer than 12 persons wounded.

The source said, “The raging wind dismantled no less than 35 electric poles along the Umuokanne-Obinze road. It also claimed three lives and destroyed two church buildings and a brewery depot.

White House unveils official portraits of Biden and Harris

President Biden and Vice President Harris are seen with wide smiles in their officials portraits released Friday by the White House.

Chief official White House photographer Adam Schultz said he snapped the photo of Biden last month, as he shared the image on Twitter:

Friday, April 9, 2021

Harry and Meghan react to death of Prince Philip

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, said Britain's Prince Philip would be "greatly missed" in a statement following the news of the death of Harry's grandfather on Friday.

Set on a full-screen dark background, the message, which was posted on the front page of the couple's Archewell charity, simply reads: "In loving memory of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, 1921-2021. Thank you for your service... you will be greatly missed."

The Sussexes stepped back from the royal family last year, giving up their royal titles and saying at the time that they wanted to be financially independent.

The couple have largely kept a low profile and have relocated to Markle's hometown of Los Angeles. But last month they sparked a heated conversation about racism, the British tabloid press and the royal family following their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Covid-19: Lagos eases restrictions on social, event centres

The Lagos State Government on Friday announced further easing of restrictions on social and event centres across the state with immediate effect.

Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile Yusuff and the Director-General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr Lanre Mojola made the announcement.

According to Majola, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, gave the approval after due consultation and deliberations with relevant stakeholders and Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDA’s including the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and Lagos State Safety Commission.

He listed the new guidelines for social/event facilities to include: “All event centres must hold a valid license of The Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture prior to operating as an event centre in the State.

Osun festival to hold in August, despite pollution of sacred river – State govt

The 2021 Osun festival billed for August would go on as scheduled despite the pollution of the Osun River, caused by gold mining activities in the Ijesa axis of the state.

This was made known by Adetoyi Michael Adeyinka, House Committee Chairman on Culture and Tourism in the state, during an unscheduled visit to the Osun Grove by the Committees on Environment, Sanitation, Culture and Tourism of the state.

Adeyinka said “the ongoing mining activities will in no way affect the traditional heritage of Osun and it will not also affect the annual Osun festival.

“I am certain that before the festival kicks off, we will be witnessing tremendous improvements and the environment will have been taken care of.”

Prince Philip: Buhari condoles with Queen Elizabeth II, UK

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with Queen Elizabeth II over the death of her husband Prince Philip.

The Duke of Edinburgh died on Friday at Windsor Castle in England at the age of 99.

The Nigerian leader, in his message, said Philips passing was the end of an era.

He noted that the Duke was one of the greatest international figures whose contributions to the Commonwealth will be remembered for generations to come.

Nse Ikpe-Etim and her followers come for man who asked 'why she sold out her womb'

Oh dear! An insensitive man has taken to Nollywood actress, Nse Etim's twitter comment section to ask her "why she sold out her womb?".

The quesstion was prompted when the actress shared new photos of herself in a navy blue jumpsuit.

The man had asked; "Why did you sell out your womb... And why are you to being fruitful to souls... Pls you need to make yourself fruitful and replenish. "

Nse then responded; "Dear Joy Vampire, may you be fruitful in common sense. May you be replenished in kindness. May your soul never know adversity."

Oby Ezekwesili writes Omojuwa demanding an apology after he enlisted her as a director in his company without her consent

A former Minister of Education, and one of the conveners of BBOG, Oby Ezekwesili has formally written social media commentator, Japheth Omojuwa, demanding an explanation and public apology from him for enlisting her as one of the directors in his company -- Alpha Reach, without her consent or approval. 

Oby wrote him formally through her lawyers, Falana and Falana Chambers.

According to the letter shared by Oby herself on her twitter page, She said on March 31, 2021, she was contacted by a certain person inquiring if she knew of a company -- Alpha Reach in which her name was enlisted as one of the company's directors.

She denied having any knowledge of it or being aware of it.

Internet users left in shock as woman shows off her six-month baby bump [photos]

A pregnant woman has left internet users in shock after she showed off her six-month baby bump. 

Ashleon had shared the shocking photos on twitter which just looked like a beautiful non-pregnant lady in a bikini.

Many twitter users jumped on the post asking how this could even be possible as many admired her and made the photos go viral.

She is due to give birth this month.

She also said she didn't start showing until around 6 weeks ago.

Rivers Government bans meeting of Igbo Group in Oyigbo

The Rivers State Government has placed a ban on a planned meeting of some Igbo residents in the Oyigbo Local Government Area over fears that such meeting could spark fresh unrest in the area.

The meeting by a group known as the United Igbo community is scheduled to hold at Oyigbo on Saturday, April 10, 2021.

In a statement signed by the commissioner for information and communications, Paulinus Nsirim the government directed security agencies “to ensure that the said meeting does not hold to forestall a breakdown of law and order in the area”.

Though the government is not specific about any security concern, Oyigbo local government area which shares boundary with Abia state is considered a stronghold of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a proscribed group which the police claims is responsible for the attacks on police officers and its facilities in the area shortly after the #EndSARS protest in October 2020.

Seven injured in foiled Bauchi jailbreak

There was pandemonium at the Bauchi Custodial Centre on Friday following an attempted jailbreak, The Punch has learnt.

The quick intervention of Armed Personnel of the Service attached to the Centre immediately averted the incident.

Two personnel of the correctional service sustaining varying degrees of injuries.

The injured are said to be presently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital within the Bauchi metropolis.

Names, pictures of escaped Owerri prison inmates released

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) on Friday released names and pictures of 36 inmates who escaped on Monday from the Owerri Prison.

About 1,800 inmates reportedly escaped after the facility in Imo state was attacked by gunmen.

While the NCS said some inmates voluntarily returned, it also claimed it captured 48 of them.

One of the escaped inmates, David Ubong was arrested by Akwa Ibom State Police Command.

Police deploy 2016 men ahead of Delta’s Saturday by-election

The Commissioner of Police in Delta, Ari Ali, has deployed 2016 operatives for Saturday’s Isoko North Local Government Area Constituency by-election.

The police chief said this in a statement on Friday in Warri.

The by-election is for the vacant Delta House of Assembly seat following the death of Tim Owhefere.

Mr Owhefere died on January 27 at the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, at 57. He was the Majority Leader in the Delta House of Assembly.

Mr Ali said the policemen would provide adequate security for the electorate and INEC officials.

World Rapper, DMX DIES at 50

So so sad! DMX has died a week after suffering a heart attack. He was 50.

The rapper and actor, born Earl Simmons, died at White Plains Hospital in New York on Friday/

"We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50 years old at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days," they wrote in a statement.

"Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end. He loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the times we spent with him. Earl's music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever. 

Army allegedly kills 70, sets community ablaze in Benue over killing of 10 soldiers

The Nigerian Army have allegedly killed over 70 residents of Mbator in Shangev-Tiev of Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue State.

The soldiers allegedly invaded the community following the killing of about 10 personnel who were on stabilisation operation in the state over the communal clash between Konshisha and Oju Local Government Area.

Daily Post had reported that the military, through its Director, Public Relations, Brig.-Gen Mohammed Yerima, in a statement on Thursday, confirmed the killing of the officers, stating that they were initially declared missing.

Following the attack on the troops, the army allegedly invaded the community on Thursday, gunned down scores and set houses and other facilities ablaze.

Wizkid's tweet begging for recognition from Rapper M.I eleven years ago resurfaces online

I have no words. No words.