Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Ghanaian Actor, John Dumelo shares new photo of his family

Ghanaian actor and politician John Dumelo has shared a new photo of his family.

He shared the photo on his Instagram page showing his wife and son posing next to him.

The photo generated a lot of comments as his friends and fans applauded him for taking care of his family.

The 37-year old actor got married to his beautiful wife, Gifty Mawunya Nkornu in May 2018.

May/June 2021 exams unlikely to hold: WAEC

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says its 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates, earlier scheduled for May/June, may not hold.

The Council’s Head of National Office (HNO), Patrick Areghan, gave the hint while announcing the release of results of the 2021 first series of the WASSCE for private candidates on Tuesday in Lagos.

According to Mr Areghan, the effect of the coronavirus pandemic is still much felt in the education sector.

He noted that the entire education calendar has been distorted and, therefore, may not be possible to conduct the examination as scheduled.

Falz gets tattoos of parents, sister, his face on his arm

Falz has gone a step further to show his family how much he loves them/

The singer just got tattoos of his parents, his sisters, and his own face on his arm.

He shared videos showing him getting the tattoos and the final results.

Dele Momodu, Afikuyomi visit late Yinka Odumakin's widow

Dele Momodu and Tokunbo Afikuyomi yesterday visited the widow of late Yinka Odunmakin who passed on last week after covid-19 complications.

Below are more photos of them consoling with Dr Joe Okei Odumakin over the sudden death of her husband.

2023: Kola Abiola's posters for President flood social media

Posters of Kola Abiola, the son of Late MKO Abiola has flooded social media with the posters saying he would be contesting for President in 2023.

The poster also puts his party as APC.

But a source in the know says it is the handwork of mischief makers, and the late billionaire's son has no hand in it.

The source also says he is not an APC member or any other political party.

Ghislaine Maxwell accused of procuring girls for Jeffrey Epstein turns her cell into a mess - she doesn't flush after using it

Accused Jeffrey Epstein madam Ghislaine Maxwell has let her Brooklyn jail cell become a mess -- and frequently doesn’t flush her toilet after using it, prosecutors alleged in a letter Tuesday.

In the letter filed in Manhattan federal court, prosecutors responded to a claim -- which Maxwell’s lawyers made in February -- that she was abused by a jail guard during a search and forced to clean as a punishment at the Metropolitan Detention Center.

In reality, prosecutors claimed that guards made Maxwell clean her cell because she let it fall into disarray -- letting a stench grow because she often doesn’t flush the toilet after she uses it, prosecutors wrote.

APC caretaker chairman kidnapped in Rivers state

The Rivers State APC has announced the kidnap of Hiasine Wiye, its Caretaker Committee Chairman in Khana LGA.

Wiye was kidnapped at his residence in Khana Local Government area on Sunday night.

The party has called for his unconditional release.

The APC spokesman, Ogbonna Nwuke said Wiye’s kidnap further reinforced the belief that no one is safe in the state.

Patoranking gushes over his adorable daughter, Wilmer

He shared an adorable photo with his little queen on stage at an event on his Instastory. So cute!

FG takes delivery of India’s Covishield vaccines

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha said the government has received 100,000 doses of Covishield vaccines from India.

Mr Mustapha, confirmed this on Tuesday at the national briefing by the PTF in Abuja, adding that more vaccines are coming from African Union’s Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT).

“As you are aware, Nigeria received 3.94 million doses of the Covid-19 Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine on March 2, 2021,” he said.

“These vaccines represented the first tranche of about 16 million doses allocated to Nigeria through the COVAX facility, aimed at vaccinating an initial 20 per cent of the population.

Kardashian team demand take-down after candid bikini snap of Khloé leaks online

The Kardashian family always ensure their snaps are perfect before sharing them with their millions of fans.

But this week a candid photo of Khloé Kardashian, 36, was leaked online that appears to not have been heavily tweaked or edited with the help of photo-enhancing software - and she was reportedly not happy.

Despite looking stunning in the snap - which was captured in a private setting with her family as they chilled poolside - the mother-of-one reportedly ensured the Kardashian PR team got to work in having the photo taken down from several sites online.

My husband died on Friday not Saturday, Okei-Odumakin says

Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, the wife of late Yinka Odumakin, says her husband died on Friday, April 2, 2021, and not Saturday, April 3, 2021, as earlier reported.

Okei-Odumakin, a rights activist, in another tribute to her late husband made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, said it was important to immediately put the record straight in the spirit of truth that Odumakin stood for.

The tribute is entitled: “Yinka: Basking in the shadow that you cast”.

The rights activist stressed that due to the principles of truth and saying it as it is, of which her late husband lived for all his adult life, it was important to immediately put the record straight.

Prince Harry, Meghan announce first Netflix series after quitting as royals

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s media programming company, Archewell Productions, has announced its first Netflix docu-series on Tuesday, Heart of Invictus.

The multi-episode series “will follow a group of extraordinary competitors from around the globe, all service members who have suffered life-changing injuries or illnesses on their road to the Invictus Games The Hague 2020, now set to take place in 2022,” reads a statement from Netflix.

Prince Harry is set to appear in the docu-series as well as executive produce the project. Furthermore, he will team up with his patronage, The Invictus Games Foundation Director, Orlando von Einsiedel and producer, Joanna Natasegara, USA Today reports.

The cause is near and dear to Prince Harry’s heart. The Duke of Sussex created the Invictus Games – an international competition in which wounded warriors compete in multiple sports, including wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball – in 2014 to honour and provide a platform for injured servicemen and women.

Okonjo-Iweala, Omotola, Burna Boy, among Forbes Africa’s 100th innovation, icons’ list

The Director General of the World Trade Organization, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Omotola Ekeinde, Burna Boy, were among those who made the Forbes Africa’s “100 Innovations, Inventions and Icons from Africa list.”

The globali media company and American business magazine, Forbes also named Chimamanda Adichie, Davido, Wizkid, Olugbenga Agboola, and Mr Eazi, among those that made the list.

Forbes focuses most times on listing and ranking on areas like business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and marketing.

The magazine on its official Twitter account @Forbesafrica said the recently recognized 100 innovations, inventions and icons across various industries was a way of celebrating the creativity of the African mind.

Eight months pregnant lady wins Taekwondo competition

An eight months pregnant Aminat Idrees has won a gold medal in taekwondo for Team Lagos at the ongoing National Sports Festival in Edo state.

In the Poomsae Taekwondo (demonstration) female team event, the Lagos athlete won silver and also an individual bronze medal in the same category, she also finished first in the mixed event.

In another event, Team Edo won the gold medal of the six-aside cricket while Kwara and Lagos to silver and bronze medals respectively.

Team Lagos also won a silver medal in the female team six-a-side cricket, while their male counterpart won a bronze medal.

Gunmen raze another police station in Imo, free suspects

Gunmen have razed another police station in Imo State few hours after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and outgoing Inspector General of Police (IGP), Muhammed Adamu left Owerri, the Imo State capital.

Osinbajo and other officials of the Federal Government, including Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola, had visited the state to inspect the level of damage on the burnt security facilities.

But the gunmen burnt Ehime Mbano Local Government Area Divisional Police Headquarters shortly after they left.

It was gathered on arrival at the station, the gunmen freed all suspects in detention before setting the Police Divisional headquarters ablaze.

AstraZeneca vaccine: Nigeria probes blood clotting side effects

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) is investigating the blood clotting in some persons who received the first jab of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

The Director General, Chikwe Ihekweazu, spoke to the press at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing.

On Tuesday, the European Medicines Agency announced there’s a causal link between AstraZeneca’s jab and rare blood clots.

Marco Cavaleri, Head of Health Threats and Vaccine Strategy, told Rome’s Il Messaggero newspaper that a definitive statement will be released this week.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

President Buhari's official driver, Sa'idu Afaka is dead

President Muhammadu Buhari’s official driver, Sa’idu Afaka is dead.

He died today after a prolonged illness.

The Personal Assistant on New Media to the President, Bashir Ahmad, announced this on his twitter page.

The President, in a statement by Garba Shehu, his spokesman, also condoled with the government and people of Kaduna State.

‘Can people just rest?' – Actress Biodun Okeowo addresses online trolls

Actress Biodun Okeowo- Omoborty has addressed trolls and fans who are fond of making fun of celebrities on social media.

Taking to her Instagram page,she schooled her followers on the role of celebrities in the lives of fans as she revealed that celebrities are primarily to entertain them hence they should not try to ruin the happiness of those who put smiles on their faces.

Omoborty urged her fans to appreciate them for what they do and put out on social media rather than troll them and she further advised those who can’t make positive commentary or appreciate them to remain silent.

Harry Potter star, Paul Ritter dies of brain tumour

British actor and Harry Potter star, Paul Ritter, has died at the age of 54.

His management in a statement released on Tuesday said he died of a brain tumour at home, surrounded by his wife and two sons.

“It is with great sadness we can confirm that Paul Ritter passed away last night.

“He died peacefully at home with his wife Polly and sons Frank and Noah by his side. He was 54 and had been suffering from a brain tumour.

Jeff Bezos tops Forbes' record-setting billionaire list for 4th consecutive year

Forbes' annual world's billionaires list includes a record-breaking 2,755 billionaires, with Inc founder Jeff Bezos topping it for the fourth consecutive year, the media company said on Tuesday.

The ranks of the ultra-wealthy are expanding after a year in which the coronavirus pandemic upended world economies and threatened the livelihoods of people across the globe.

This year's billionaires are worth a combined $13.1 trillion, up from $8 trillion last year, Forbes said.

"The very, very rich got very, very richer," said Forbes' Chief Content Officer Randall Lane, in an interview with Reuters Video News.

Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk jumped into second spot on the list, up from 31st last year.

Karen Igho releases new photos as she turns a year older

TV personality and winner of 2011 Big Brother Africa, Karen Igho-Rakos is a year older today. 

To celebrate her special day, she shared beautiful new photos of herself on her Instagram page to the delight of her fans.

More photos below...

Trump caught with secret bottle of Coke after insisting he was boycotting brand

Donald Trump was pictured drinking his beloved Diet Coke despite calling on supporters to boycott the brand over Georgia voting rights.

The ex-president was spotted with a bottle of his favourite soda sitting on his Mar-a-Lago desk in a tweet posted by his former adviser Stephen Miller.

It came just days after Mr Trump called for a boycott of Major League Baseball, Coke and Delta Airlines, who have all protested the new restrictive voting rights law in the state.

The new law, recently signed by Georgia’s Republican Governor Brian Kemp, includes new identification requirements for absentee ballots, limits the use of drop boxes and criminalises giving voters water or food as they wait in line.

It has been harshly criticised by Joe Biden and resulted in a string of lawsuits from civil rights groups.

Adewale Adeleke gifts his wife, Kani, a Range Rover

Davido's older brother, Adewale Adeleke has given his wife a Range Rover.

He shared photos and video of him surprising his wife Kani, with the Range Rover, as her birthday present. She turned a year older last week.

According to Adewale, the SUV gift doesn't compare to the gift she gave to him three months ago, their daughter.

He wrote;

''Happy birthday @kani41 the love of my life! This nothing compared to the gift you gave me 3 months ago May God bless you & keep you''

Forbes officially declares Kim Kardashian a billionaire

American Reality TV star, Kim Kardashian has been officially declared a billionaire by Forbes magazine.

The rating blog made the pronouncement on Tuesday, saying the media personality now has a net worth of $1 billion — an increase from $780 million in October last year.

“When Kim Kardashian West was first mentioned in the pages of Forbes in 2011, it was simply a tally of her Twitter followers: 6.6 million, just below Barack Obama and just above Ashton Kutcher. Five years later, she graced the cover of Forbes thanks to her booming mobile game, which helped her earn $51 million that year. Now, she officially joins the World’s Billionaires list for the first time,” Forbes says in a blog.

Breaking: Buhari terminates IGP Adamu’s appointment, replaces him with Alkali Baba

President Muhammadu Buhari has announced the appointment of DIG Usman Alkali Baba as the Acting Inspector General of police.

The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi made this known to State House correspondents on Tuesday.

Usman Alkali Baba replaces Mohammed Abubakar Adamu whose tenure was recently extended.

Recall that Buhari had on the 4th of February, extended the tenure of Mohammed Adamu as the Inspector General of Police for three months.