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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Abia governorship: Ikpeazu insist he is still governor, faults INEC's issuance of Certificate of return to Uche Ogah

 Earlier today, INEC issued a certificate of return to a member of PDP, Uche Ogah, following an order by the Abuja Federal High Court on Monday June 27th, mandating the electoral body to immediately issue Certificate of Return to Ogah who came second at the PDP primaries in the state in 2014. The state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has released a statement reacting to the development, According to him, he remains the Governor of the state since he has filed an appeal against the ruling.

More photos from Event planner Funke Bucknor-Obruthe's 40th Birthday thanksgiving & cocktail party

Event planner, Funke Bucknor-Obruthe turned 40 on June 27 and she celebrated it in style by hosting family and friends to a thanksgiving & cocktail party. See more photos after the cut.

Real Madrid footballer James Rodriguez and beautiful wife Daniella enjoy game of beach volleyball in Miami(photos)

Real Madrid and Colombia attacker James Rodriguez was pictured with his beautiful and sexy wife Daniella Ospina enjoying a game of beach volleyball as they both holidayed in Miami, Florida. The player whose country Columbia were knocked out of the Copa America semis by Chile looked in high spirits as he and his wife who once played Volleyball professionally soaked up the Miami Sun. More photos after the cut.

Sallah: FG declares Tuesday July 5th and Wednesday 6th next week public holiday

The Federal government has declared Tuesday July 5th and Wednesday July 6th public holidays to commemorate the Eid-el Fitri Celebration. Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, in a statement he released today, enjoined all Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to extend the spiritual benefits of Ramadan, which is love, peace and justice to their daily living and through this contribute to the development of the nation.

Former PDP Publicity secretary, Olisa Metuh, offers to refund N400m traced to him

Embattled former Publicity Secretary of PDP, Olisa Metuh, has offered to refund the N400 million from the arms deal procurement fund that was traced to him. In a statement released by his lawyer, Onyechi Ikpazu, Metuh said he was returning the money to signify his support for President Muhammadu Buhari's anti-corruption war. Metuh is currently undergoing trial for money laundering at a Federal High Court in Abuja.

Iggy Azalea debunks claims that she knew about her ex Nick Young's babymama's pregnancy, reveals there's proof he's a serial cheater

Some Media Outlets revealed hours ago that rapper Iggy Azalea had called off her engagement to Nick Young after he confessed he got his baby mama pregnant. It was alleged that Nick had a one night stand with the said baby mama Keonna Green (they already have a 4 year old son - Nick Young Jr) and she is currently pregnant with his second child. All this happened while they were still together and when Iggy found out, they broke up. The rapper has however debunked the claims.
She revealed that she broke up with Nick only because she found out he had brought other women into their home while she was not around and caught them on security footage (CCTV). See more of her tweets after the cut.

Does anyone know this little girl?

The little girl who appears to be sick, was dumped on the roadside at Alimosho area of Lagos state this morning. Police officers who found her, took her to the Alimosho general hospital and handed her over to the nurses there.

Abia Governorship : INEC issues certificate of return to Uche Ogah

 INEC this afternoon issued a certificate of return to PDP member, Uche Ogah (left), following an order by the Abuja Federal High Court on Monday June 27th, mandating INEC to immediately issue Certificate of Return to Ogah who came second at the PDP primaries in the state in 2014.

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American singer Cher apologizes after fans slam her for using bomb emoji in 'insensitive' tweet about Turkey terror attacks

70 year old American singer and actress has apologized for her insensitive tweet after she used a bomb and explosion emoji to express her condolences for the victims of the Turkey terrorist attack on Tuesday in which terrorists stormed Ataturk Airport firing guns and detonating suicide vests, resulting in the deaths of at least 41 people.

Alleged forgery: Attorney General of the Federation fails to appear before the senate

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, this afternoon failed to appear before the Senate Committee on Legal Matters, Judiciary & Human Rights where a public inquiry into the case of alleged forgery of senate order filed by Malami's office against the Senate President Bukola Saraki, his deputy Ike Ekweremadu and two others was to be held.

'My Hubby of life, friend, partner & gbogbo e sha' - Funke Bucknor-Obruthe celebrates her Husband on his birthday today (photo)

Today is the birthday of Onome Obruthe, Husband to event planner extraordinaire Funke Bucknor. She took to her Instagram page to share a photo of them both at her 40th Birthday party three days ago and wrote,
"Happy birthday to my hubby of life and friend and partner and gbogbo e Sha... Love you to the moon and back ..... God bless you and keep you... Someone said to me that we don't see your hubby lolll, the truth is my husband doesn't like social media ohhhhh ejoorrrr.... But I am married and happily married at that to a man that allows me soar and be me.... Love you D'Obrut"

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David Beckham's son, Brooklyn holds hands with gf Chloe Grace Moretz after a romantic trip (photos)

17 year old son to David and Victoria Beckham, Brooklyn, showed his romantic side as he held the hands and gazed into the eyes of girlfriend Chloe Grace Moretz,19, on Wednesday at JFK Airport in New York City after having a romantic trip together. The cute couple held hands in between photo sessions and also cuddled up together as model/ actress Chloe wore different outfits for a campaign featuring autumn clothing. Chloe confirmed last month that she and photographer Brooklyn were dating. More photos after the cut.

Gay men attacked in Cote d’Ivoire for sympathizing with Orlando victims

Six gay men were attacked in Cote d’Ivoire and forced to flee their homes after they were pictured signing a condolence book for the victims of the recent attack at a gay night club in Orlando, Florida early this month. The U.S. embassy in the country had hosted an event a fortnight ago to honor the Florida victims and published a photo of the six men on its website with the caption: ‘LGBT community signing the condolence book’.

Lagos Farewell Testimonial match for late Shuaibu Amodu and Stephen Keshi to hold on July 23

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria in association with the Nigeria Football Supporters Club and the Lagos state government have scheduled the 23rd of July, 2016 for the Lagos Farewell Testimonial Match for the two departed former Super Eagles chief coaches, Amodu Shaibu and Stephen Keshi at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere on July 23, 2016. A committee to oversee the match has also been set up according to the NFF.

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Kate Moss,42, shows off nipples as she enjoys romantic getaway with 29 yr old bf Nikolai (photos)

Ex-Top model Kate Moss showed off her nipples in a transparent bra as she holidayed with 29 year old boo Nikolai von Bismarck in Venice, Italy. She started her day by stepping out on the balcony of her hotel wearing just a sheer black bra and panties before the mother-of-one later changed into a leopard-print bikini as she took to a local beach. More photos after the cut.

Journalist who alleged that the Kaduna State Govt abandoned the boy whose 'eyes were plucked out by ritualists' shares more details

Journalist Femi Owolabi revealed yesterday that the Kaduna State government hasn't fulfilled its promise to sponsor the boy's education and have allegedly abandoned him. Read here . Femi has now shared a more revealing update. Read below

Throwback photos: Late 50th Ooni of Ife - Oba Okunade Sijuwade pictured with Fmr Argentine President Carlos Saúl Menem & Obafemi Awolowo

The photo above shows the Late Ooni of Ife; Oba Okunade Sijuwade being received by President Carlos Menem of Argentina at the Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires. See another historical photo the Late Ooni and Obafemi Awolowo at the coronation of the Olu Of warri in 1987, after the cut.

Layole Oyatogun announced as the host for Africa Fashion Week Nigeria 2016

Layole Oyatogun is a Media Personality and Actress. A graduate of Mass Communications from the University of Lagos, she started her career co-presenting an entertainment show called 'Star Dust' with her younger sister, Mofe Oyatogun on MITV.

Nollywood Filmmaker and Director Caesar Oruade and wife welcome a set of twins

Nollywood filmmaker and Director with Jeta Amata Concept Caesar Oruade and wife welcomed a set of twins on June 28. The new father shared the photo on his Instagram page with the caption:
"With so much Joy in my heart, I want to welcome our heir and hero to planet earth, How wonderful you are O God Jehovah. You blessed me with Ayana Saunders and blessed us with our little royals. With love and praises to God of the Universe we say welcome Emperor and Empress! Your rule begins now."

Toke Makinwa stuns for Glam Africa Magazine’s Power sssue

Nigerian TV, radio and YouTube sensation,Toke Makinwa is featured on the cover of the Summer 2016 edition of Glam Africa Magazine. Aptly called the Power edition, the magazine speaks to Toke about her recent challenges and how she overcame them to maintain her crown as Nigeria’s top social media personality. Toke is on a mission “to showcase ‘New Africans’ who are working hard and creating their own wealth and affluence” and she shares the secrets behind that in her interview.

The internet goes 'mad' after someone starts 'Heterosexual Pride Day' celebration on Twitter

On Wednesday the hashtag 'HeterosexualPrideDay' started trending on Twitter after a twitter user began the hashtag to purposely evoke a negative reaction from the public, considering the recent tragic events in Orlando where a gay shooter killed 49 people. Some Twitter users have taken up the hashtag seriously, criticizing members of the LGBT (lesbian,gay, bi-sexual and transgender) community for starting the topic while many are mocking the trending topic saying that LGBT Pride started in the 1970s to combat discrimination against gay people, while no such discrimination against heterosexual (straight) people exist. More tweets after the cut....

LG Electronics introduces Evercool Smart Inverter Refrigerator into Nigerian market

Power supply in Nigeria is unstable with an average blackout time of 8 hours per day; these outages have been of major concern to many households as it is apparent that most foods will not remain safe in the refrigerator without power for long as they go bad within 4 hours of power outage.

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Court strikes out suit challenging authenticity of President Buhari's WAEC certificate

Justice Adeniyi Ademola has struck out a suit filed by Abuja based legal practitioner, Nnamdi Nwokocha- Ahaaiwe, challenging the authenticity of President Buhari's WAEC certificate. The case was struck out following a notice of withdrawal filed by the institutor, Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe.
In striking out the case this morning, the presiding judge, Justice Ademola held that by “section 50(2) of the federal high court civil procedure rules the matter is hereby struck out”.

Footballer Raheem Sterling, 21, criticized for showing off wealth days after Euro 2016 failure (photos)

21-year-old England and Man City player Raheem Sterling was seen showing off his multi-million pound Cheshire mansion and fleet of supercars in a video shared on Snapchat just hours after England landed back in the UK on their private jet on Monday.

Blessing Egbe is feeling fly on her birthday, She wants to give all of you gifts on www.bconceptnetwork.tv

Today is the birthday of actress, producer and director, Blessing Egbe and she is feeling so good she wants to give gifts to everybody.

Do you all remember that her website, www.bconceptnetwork.tv  where she is exclusively showing her new and existing movies/ series- Lekki Wives (season 1 to 3), One Room, This Thing Called Marriage, Iquo’s Journal, Keboti, and Two Brides and a Baby? That is where she is giving the gifts.

Young Nigerian migrant graduates from Cambridge University with a First Class degree in Economics

A young Nigerian migrant Sogo Akintaro recently graduated from Cambridge University with a first class degree in Economics. On his Facebook page on June 26, Akintaro wrote:
"Being a first generation migrant, a black male living on a council estate in South London, it's fair to say that I wasn't 'supposed' graduate from Cambridge University with a First Class degree in Economics.

Bloomberg writes on the Devaluation of the Naira, says excitement is short-lived as Nigeria economy sinks further

International business website, Bloomberg, has written a new article on the recent devaluation of the Naira. According to the magazine, the excitement from the devaluation is shortlived as the Nigerian economy has since sunk further. Read the article below 
Optimism that a devaluation of Nigeria’s naira would breathe life into the country’s banking stocks faded almost as quickly as it started.

15 year old daughter of late billionaire, her aunt and family friend killed in 'triple murder-suicide'

15 year old Hannah Arya, daughter to the late billionaire Real Estate broker, Michael Arya and two other women were found dead on Monday in an apparent triple murder-suicide at her father's home in one of America's wealthiest towns- Rancho Santa Fe in California, just months after her dad died from cancer.

Mc Galaxy premiers his first international artist NEZA with audio and video titled My Baby

Upcoming Rwandan singer Patricia Neza Masozera, known by the stage name Neza Africa has signed a recording deal with Nigerian International music label MCG Empire owned by Mc Galaxy.

Ten killed in Boko Haram suicide bombing in Cameroon

At least ten people were killed after a Boko Haram suicide bomber blew himself up in the town of Djakana near the Nigerian border, a security source said on Thursday.
"Seven people were killed immediately, including the bomber. Four others later succumbed to their wounds", the security source said. "Others who were wounded are in hospital. We fear the number of victims could rise."

Bridesmaids reveal the most ridiculous requests brides have made of them

Remember stories of bridesmaids being told they are too fat or too dark? Those are just a tip of the iceberg. Bridesmaids have taken to anonymous website, Whisper.com, to reveal the ridiculous demands they've gotten from brides and they are as silly as they come. See more after the cut...

Nigerian man weds white grandma

Age ain't nothing but a number...:-)

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Bizarre skeletal remains found on Scottish beach

Reports have it that a dog walker has found skeletal remains which seem to confirm the existence of a legendary creature, the Loch Ness monster. The apparent remains can be seen surrounded by police tape.

'No amount of money will pay her for being the best mother' - Waje celebrates her mum on her birthday today

Waje's mother is a year older today and the singer who shares a special relationship with her, took to IG to share loving words. She wrote;
'No amount of money will pay her for being the best mother,my best friend. We have been through so much together that I always have this overwhelming desire to protect her and care for her....... Soft spoken woman of God. Please celebrate my mum ..... Happy birthday mummy dearest.... Chei I go fine well well when I old o#mumsgenes'

NeNe Leakes clowns Lil Kim's surgeries...and gets dragged

Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes made fun of rapper Lil Kim's multiple cosmetic surgeries and got dragged by Lil Kim's fans...funny enough, Lil Kim, who is known to clap down hasn't responded...