Friday, October 30, 2015

Oprah Addresses 'Secret Son' Report: 'I Didn't Realize the Whole Thing Was a Set Up'

This week , Oprah Winfrey was "ambushed" by her "secret son" after a taping of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the former talk show host revealed how she met Calvin Mitchell (as a little boy right) in the early 90's while she was filming the TV movie There Are No Children Here.

According to her, She was taken by the boy after he offered her a diet coke and wanted to help when she found out he and his family were stuck in the projects. 

Flying Eagles Coach Siasa Says Team Hasn’t Been Paid Allowances for 9 Months

Chief Coach of Nigeria’s U-23 national team, Samson Siasia says that he should not be blamed if Nigeria fails to qualify for the Rio Olympics next month because his team has been treated like “orphans”. According to him, the team has not been paid their allowances in the last 9 months and they have not been provided with training kits as well.

Have You Registered for Your BVN? 26 Million Bank Accounts to be Frozen

With just a day to the deadline for Bank Verification Number, BVN, about 26 million account holders still haven't  registered to protect their money.
The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has said no extension would be granted after the deadline expires and customers who still haven't registered will have no access to their money or any transaction in their account.

VP Osinbanjo says devaluation of Naira is not an option

Vice president, Yemi Osinbajo yesterday said that further devaluation of Naira was not an option to solve the current economic down turn in the country.
He talked about the Federal government's plan to set up a $25billion  Infrastructural Fund which would be sourced from local and international sources including Nigeria’s Sovereign Wealth Fund.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Teacher Flogs Student to Death in Ibadan

Students of IMG Secondary School, Oke Ado, Ibadan, on Wednesday, expressed outrage after their colleague was allegedly flogged to death by a teacher.
The yet-to-be identified student reportedly slumped and died following severe punishment from a teacher for arriving late to school.
Some properties of the school were destroyed by the students before policemen arrived at the scene.

China scraps controversial one-child policy; couples can have two

China have announced the end of its hugely controversial one-child policy today, with official state media confirming that all couples will now be allowed to have two children.
A communique was issued by the ruling Communist Party following a four-day meeting in Beijing to chart the country's plans for the next five years. Despite being the world's second largest economy after the US, there have been growing concerns over China's ageing population since the one child policy was introduced in 1980. 

16 year old boy arraigned in Abuja Court for sexually abusing toddler

The police today arraigned a 16 year old boy in a charge of gross indecency at Gudu Upper Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly sexually abusing a toddler. The prosecutor, Adama Musa, said Samuel Zakka of Pegi village, Kuje, Abuja reported the matter at the FCT command, Abuja on September 22.

According to Samuel Zakka, the accused deceived and took his two-​year-old daughter to a nearby uncompleted building where he abused her sexually by dipping his finger into the girl’s genital.​

'Religion has become very oppressive,' says Kirk Franklin

Kirk Franklin's title for his 11th studio album "Losing My Religion" sparked a mixed reaction. Last month, the 45-year-old took to Instagram to reveal the title of the album, writing:
"In the beginning religion created a mask ... for generations church was where we went to go hide .... rules without relationship is empty inside. ... There's room at the cross for everyone even me ... religion is a prison, but truth sets us free. The preacher isn't God, religion's first mistake ... I'm losing my religion, Thank God ... Helping you lose yours is my job." 

Brad Pitt Goes Shirtless For 'V' Magazine Cover — See Pic

51 year old Brad Pitt went shirtless on the cover of V magazine for its Winter 2015/16 issue. In his interview for the mag, he opened up about his 40 year old wife Angelina Jolie and their upcoming movie, By The Sea, he said:
“It’s surprising how much I enjoy the direction of my wife,” he told the mag. “She’s decisive, incredibly intuitive, and might I say sexy at her post. I trust her with my life.”

Ariana Grande is named as the latest face of MAC Cosmetics' Viva Glam campaign

Ariana Grande is the latest star to lend her name to MAC Cosmetics' Viva Glam campaign.
The 22-year-old singer follows in the footsteps of fellow pop stars Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj in lending her face and name to new products sold for profits benefiting the brand's HIV and AIDS charity.
The new addition was announced by the brand on Tuesday, October 27. More photos below...
Lagos state police has arraigned a Lawyer named Ifeyinwa Morah, before an Apapa Magsitrates’ Court for allegedly diverting N50 million owned by IT Bureau De Change Limited, the company where she once served as director.
According to Punch, Morah was in charge of business development at the company before she was fired in June 2015.

Customs Officer & Wife in Ogun Arrested for Buying Twin Babies

An officer of the Nigeria Customs Service simply identified as Azeez and his wife have been arrested by the Ogun State Police for allegedly buying a set of 4 day-old twin babies for N500,000 in the Sango Ota, Ogun state.
According to Punch Metro the couple were arrested by the Sango Police Division last Thursday and the babies have since been recovered from them and the couple  have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Command headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta.

Emir Sanusi strips Ado Bayero's son of title

According to reports, the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sunusi II, has stripped the eldest son of late Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, Lamido Bayero, of his traditional title of Ciroman Kano and District Head of Gwale.

According to Premium Times, a few months after ascending the throne, Emir Sanusi wrote to Bayero asking him to return to his duty as Ciroman Kano and District Head of Gwale but he got no reply from the late former Emir's son and neither did he report to the palace, which angered Sanusi.

Official Photos from Lilian Esoro’s Bridal Shower

Lilian is set to wed Made Men Music CEO Ubi Franklin this November. See more photos below ...

Guinea records three new cases of Ebola, brings total to nine

According to a senior health official in Guinea who spoke yesterday Wednesday, October 28, three more people have been infected with the Ebola virus. According to Fode Tass Sylla, spokesman for the national centre for the fight against Ebola, the three were infected in Forecariah in western Guinea from the family of a woman who died of Ebola and whose body was handled without appropriate protection.
 "In all, nine sick people are being treated at our centres throughout the country and most are connected to the dead woman," he told Reuters, adding that authorities had known of the three fresh cases since Saturday.

Majek Fashek urges govt to create system to rehabilitate mental health patients

According to Reggae icon, Majek Fashek, who is battling drug alcohol abuse & just came out rehab, 'mental health is very important in the lives of people and a nation.' Speaking at the 46th Annual General Conference and Scientific Meeting of the Association of Psychiatrists in Nigeria (APN) in Lagos, themed 'Mental Health as a Driver for Positive Change', he said, 
“Mental health is not a yardstick to look down upon people. There is need to create a system to manage or rehabilitate people who are not mentally balanced and as well create more awareness on mental health challenges and appropriate management. Government should look into how to rehabilitate mental health patients as most of them have great potentials and talents.'

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Court Convicts Escapee for N10m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC yesterday secured the conviction of one Alhaji Uba Mohammed pictured above, on a two count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust and fraud before Justice Salisu Garba of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Maitama, Abuja. The accused however has not been caught but was tried in absentia.

FG rejects ranking of Port Harcourt airport as worst in the world

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has rejected a recent ranking by which rated the Port Harcourt International Airport in Rivers State as the worst airport in the world.

A statement issued on Tuesday October in Lagos by Mr Yakubu Dati, FAAN's General Manager, Corporate Affairs, disagreed with the ranking and said the organization that carried out the rating exercise failed to take into consideration the fact that the Port Harcourt airport is presently undergoing some re-modelling which will invariably cause passengers and operators in the airport some discomfort.

'I've not been sacked from office' - Rivers Assembly speaker says

Ikuinyi-Owaji Ibani whose election into the Rivers State House of Assembly was nullified by the state Election Tribunal on Monday October 26th, says he remains the speaker of the state assembly.

Speaking with newsmen at the state house of assembly complex yesterday, Ibani said his election was only nullified and that he was not sacked from office as speaker. He and the other 20 PDP lawmakers whose elections were nullified, have asked their lawyers to appeal the election tribunal ruling.

Joseph Benjamin and Sylvia Nduka cover the November edition of House of Maliq magazine

Actor Joseph Benjamin and ex-beauty queen Sylvia Nduka cover the November issue of House of Maliq magazine. See photos from their shoot below...

World Bank Says Abacha Loot is “Too Huge” to Handle

The World Bank has asked for more time to provide a detailed report on the loot of former military dictator, Sani Abacha, saying the loot is too huge for it to handle. The World Bank said this in response to a request by civil society group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) asking for a comprehensive document detailing all the loots of the former military dictator which is estimated at $11.3 billion and stashed in foreign banks.

FG says it needs N233bn to rehabilitate Boko Haram ravaged states

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the North-East Humanitarian Multi-Stakeholders Engagement on Tuesday in Maiduguri, the Chairman of the Presidential Committee on North-East Intervention, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma, said N233bn was needed for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the communities ravaged by the Boko Haram sect.

Saudi prince held over record Beirut airport drug bust

A Saudi prince and four other people have been detained in Lebanon in the largest drug seizure in the history of Beirut airport, a security source has said.
Prince Abdel Mohsen Bin Walid Bin Abdulaziz was among those detained by airport security while allegedly "attempting to smuggle about two tonnes of Captagon pills and some cocaine," the security source said.
"The smuggling operation is the largest one that has been foiled through the Beirut International Airport," the source told the AFP news agency on condition of anonymity. 

Kendall and Kylie Jenner Make Time Magazine's List of 30 Most Influential Teens of 2015

Sisters Kendall 19 and Kylie Jenner 18, have both been selected as The top 30 most influential teens of 2015 by Time magazine. Kendall Jenner has an amazing modelling career and she has the most-liked photo in Instagram history. While Kylie Jenner is the most-watched teenager in the world thanks to her audience of 60 million across social media, her hair extension business and her best-selling mobile app.

Michael Jackson earns $115m this year

According to Forbes, Michael Jackson is the top earning dead celebrity, earning an astonishing $115million this year. In his more 30 years solo career, the King of Pop made an impressive over $1.1 billion. But it seems he has proved even more lucrative since his death, making a further $999 billion since 2009.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Nullification of Wike's election by Rivers tribunal is embarassing- Mimiko

The Ondo state governor, Olusegun Mimiko has described as embarrassing, the Saturday October 24th judgement of the Rivers state election tribunal which nullified the election of Nyesom Wike as governor of the state. Mimiko gave his reaction to the judgement while speaking with journalist in Akure, the Ondo state capital yesterday October 26th.

Emenike Says Decision to Quit Super Eagles Has Nothing to do with Oliseh

According to Daily Post, Emenike said:
I have absolutely nothing against the coach (Oliseh).
“As for me, I still remain loyal to coach Sunday Oliseh and I want to believe he understands my decision. My decision has nothing to do with the coach, who is a brave man, a technically sound person, my decision has nothing to go against his vision for the Super Eagles. Me out of the team will equally ease pressure on the coach and it will enable the younger players to fight harder for the team.”

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Drops $3.5M on 2015 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Car

Floyd Mayweather showed off his new 2015 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, he said it cost him $3,498,000.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Beyoncé's First Boyfriend Tells All About Their Relationship

Beyoncé's has had two men in her life. Her first love, Lyndall Locke and now husband, Jay Z. Lyndall, betrayed Beyonce by cooperating with author J. Randy Taraborrelli for his upcoming tell-all book 'Becoming Beyoncé': The Untold Truth…'

An except from 'Becoming Beyoncé' on The Daily Mail reads,
She was 16 and Lyndall was driving Beyoncé and her cousin Angie to the beach in a five-car convoy of friends. ‘A car suddenly pulled in front of me, crossed to the side of the road then flipped and fell right off the highway.’

FG Files Money Laundering Charges Against Dasuki

The Federal Government has filed a fresh charge of money laundering against former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki. The former National Security Adviser is standing trial for illegal arms possession while he was in office.

NFF pays $2000 each to Super Eagles players for Chan Qualification

Each member of the home - based Super Eagles will be paid $2,000 as bonus for qualifying for the 2016 African Nations Championship in Rwanda. Though the squad was entitled to $1,000 per player after drawing against Burkina Faso on Sunday evening, the Nigeria Football Federation approved that the players should be paid the extra sum as qualification bonus.

The Nigeria delegation arrived in Port Harcourt on Monday morning at around 1:15 am aboard an Arik Air. 14 countries-  including four from West Africa Nigeria, Guinea, Mali and Niger Republic - have booked their tickets to Rwanda following the matches that took place this past weekend.

Lewis Hamilton wins his third F1 world championship

Lewis Hamilton could not hold back tears as he hailed what he says is the 'greatest moment of my life'. The 30-year-old was reduced to tears as he became Britain’s most successful racing driver by securing this season’s championship with a win in the US Grand Prix yesterday evening. He is only the second British driver after Sir Jackie Stewart to achieve the feat.

Fellow Briton Elton John even celebrated with Lewis Hamilton on the podium and the pair pledged to party through the night together.

Justin Bieber wins 5 MTV Europe Music Awards

Pop singer Justin Bieber dominated the MTV EMAs with five European music awards Sunday night, including for best male performer, best fans, best collaboration and best look.
"It's been a long couple of years. I just feel it's awesome to be recognized for my music," Bieber, who was up for six awards, told the crowd.

President Buhari to leave for India on Tuesday

President Buhari will leave Abuja on Tuesday October 27th for New Delhi, India to participate in the 3rd Summit of the India-Africa Forum, a platform set up for the advancement of mutually-beneficial relations between India and African nations.

President Buhari will be accompanied by the Governors of Kano and Delta States, the National Security Adviser, Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd.) and the Permanent Secretaries in the Ministries of Defence, Power, Communications Technology, Agriculture, Foreign Affairs and Industry, Trade and Investment. He is expected back to the country on October 30th.

Justin Bieber Is Offered $1 Million To Endorse DIY Dildo Maker

After the recent exposure of Justin Bieber's eggplant to the entire world, Clone-A-Willy, a do-it-yourself dildo-maker, says it has offered him $1 million to advertise its vibrating replica-penis kit.
In a cheesily worded letter to Bieber's listed commercial agent that was also sent to The Huffington Post, Clone-A-Willy wrote:
"Justin Bieber, he's popular, talented and now as the entire world knows ... quite well-endowed. You can only imagine ... a huge billboard of Justin Bieber and "Clone-A-Willy" in West Hollywood. It would surely do wonders to help promote his new album and certainly wouldn't hurt his "dating" life.

40 Year Old Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi is the New Ooni of Ife

Months after the death of Oba Okunade Sijuwade who died on July 28, 2015 in a London hospital, Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi of the Giesi ruling house has been confirmed as the 51st Ooni of Ile-Ife.
His selection was announced by Osun State governor Rauf Aregbesola in a press statement.

See below...

Diamond Platnumz wins Best African/Indian Act at the 2015 MTV EMA

Tanzanian music star Diamond Platnumz won the Best African/Indian Act award at the 2015 MTV EMA which took place in Milan last night. He beat African musicians including Nigeria’s Davido and Yemi Alade, SA’s AKA and Ivorian DJ Arafat as well as leading Indian musicians to win the MTV prize.

Other winners of the night below...

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Man Sentenced to Life for Kidnapping, Sexual Assault of 10-Year-Old Girl

A 34-year-old man was sentenced to prison on Thursday for kidnapping a 10-year-old girl from her bed in Northridge and sexually assaulting her.

According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Tobias Summers was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole plus an additional 230 years.
The victim chose to speak out against Summers after he entered the courtroom in shackles.

Photos from Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant 2015

The 2015 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria Pageant held in Calabar yesterday Saturday Oct. 24th. Miss Anambra, Anyadike Unoaku beat other contestants to emerge winner. See more pics below...

Woman arrested after kidnapping man and forcing him to perform oral sex

The Clinton Police Department released sordid details about the recent kidnapping and subsequent sexual abuse of a Florida man visiting Jackson, Mississippi to participate in a bodybuilding competition.
The unnamed victim was walking through downtown Jackson when 43 year old Cathy Priest allegedly forced him by gunpoint into her Mazda Miata and drove him to her mobile home in nearby Clinton.

Undergraduate hacked to death two months to wedding on October 25,

A Business  administration student of  Lagos State Polytechnic, Isolo, identified as Kunbi reportedly received a phone call from a private security guard, identified simply as Aliu, who lives on same street with him, to come collect the  N32,000 he owed him.

Kunbi who owned a provision store and was also preparing for his wedding in December had sold his motorcycle to Aliu, in order to raise money to pay his school fees, about a month ago.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Buhari is not shy around women - Femi Adesina

Earlier today, there were reports that a source in the presidency identified as Gideon Samani said that Pres. Buhari is usually shy around women. Well, the presidency has responded to it. Presidential spokesperson Femi Adesina released a statement saying it's not true. Read statement below...
The claim that President Muhammadu Buhari is shy around women, purportedly made by one Gideon Samani yesterday and published by a national newspaper today is totally fallacious. The subsequent attribution of the supposedly "low number" of female ministerial nominees to President Buhari's alleged shyness around women is therefore baseless and a figment of the imagination of the said Mr. Samani, who was falsely described as the "Senior Special Assistant (Political Matters) to the President.

Cristiano Ronaldo shows off new Ferrari

Beauty!! He shared the photo on social media recently !

A Spanish billionaire just overthrew Bill Gates to become the richest man in the world

Spanish clothing magnate Amancio Ortega, 79, over took Microsoft founder Bill Gates for the first time ever in the Forbes rich list. According to Forbes's real-time tracker, the elusive multibillionaire founder of European clothing retailer Zara smashed past Bill Gates to become the wealthiest person on the planet, with a fortune of $79.8 billion (€71.83 billion or £51.84 billion). Bill Gates' estimated net worth is $79.5bn as of this afternoon. He's expected to take back his top position from Ortega.
The elusive Ortega isn't as much of a household name as Gates, but he's quietly ascended the wealth rankings in recent years, as his company continues to perform well and expand.

NDLEA arrest student, 4 others over possesion of 10. 255kg narcotics

A 26 year old student Okonkwo Daniel Anagor and four others identified as Lawal Monsuru Ademola, Ogbonna Donatus Chigozie, Okoro Chibueze Augustine and Okpue Ernest Ifeanyi have been arrested by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for suspected drug trafficking.

The suspects were apprehended at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos for the unlawful possession of 10.255kgs of narcotics hidden in a sack of Garri and their luggage.

Sunday Oliseh Flown to Belgium for Urgent Medical Treatment

Super Eagles head coach Sunday Oliseh, was flown to Belgium for treatment yesterday due to a deteriorating health condition.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) released the following statement on Oliseh’s condition via social media, ThisDay reports:
“Coach Sunday Oliseh has returned to Belgium to continue treatment after being advised by Eagles medics. He became dizzy and weak after lunch on Thursday and he travels abroad tonight (yesterday) through the Port Harcourt Airport.”

Husband killed after Pregnant Wife crushes Testicles for Cheating

The Onitsha Area Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Philip Ezekiel confirmed the tragic incident to the Sun Newspaper but did not give details.
According to the Sun;
Tragedy struck yesterday in Aguleri, Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State, when a pregnant woman crushed her husband’s testicles, which led to his sudden death.
A source close to the family where Governor Obiano of the state hails from, told City Today that the middle aged couple (name withheld) had a quarrel before they went to bed.

Zimbabwe's controversial president Mugabe wins China's version of Nobel Peace Prize

Zimbabwe's controversial president Robert Mugabe was awarded China's alternative to the Nobel Peace Prize Thursday for what the prize committee called his inspired national leadership and service to pan-Africanism.
The 91-year-old Mugabe is the latest in a series of critics of the West who have received the Confucius Peace Prize.