Wednesday, November 25, 2015

One of the Nigerians deported from the UK speaks "Half of the people on the flight have family here"

Shortly before they were bundled into the plane yesterday, one of the Nigerians deported from the UK spoke to Detained Voices, a site which shares stories, experiences and demands made by people held in immigration detention centres in the UK or those who have family members or partners in detention. Read his story after the cut...

Photo: Singer Niyola steps out in seriously distressed jeans

...and looks good in it!

Serena Williams writes touching tribute to her late dog

Aww...se ki awa gba aso-ebi ni? Lol. Serena Williams posted an emotional tribute to her dog, 16-year-old Jackie, who died on Tuesday, November 24. The World Tennis Champ was 17 when she brought the Jack Russell Terrier home. Read the tribute after the cut...

Lasca Residence Abuja for rent

LASCA Residence is one of the most sought after properties in the Gaduwa District of Abuja. It is a brand new luxury apartment located in an area that places it within easy reach of everything the city has to offer such as hotels, schools, shopping malls and plazas, Banks and other financial institutions, good roads and recreation centers.

Phuc Dat Bich admits hoax in Facebook name battle

Remember the Vietnamese man who called himself Phuc Dat Bich and made global headlines after saying he was fighting to use his real name on Facebook? (read here). He has admitted that it was a prank.

"Mr Phuc Dat Bich" said on Facebook that his real name was "Joe Carr". He said what had started as a joke between friends became a prank that made a fool out of the media. However, it brought out the best in people and gave encouragement to people with interesting names.

I won't renege on paying N18k minimum wage- Amosun

Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun says he will not renege on his promise to pay the N18, 000 minimum wage despite calls by some other state governors to have the minimum wage reduced due to the reduced Federal allocation.

Governor Amosun stated this during the presentation of the 2016 Appropriation bill to the members of the State House of Assembly in Abeokuta yesterday November 24th.

Buhari will decide on MTN’s N1.04tn fine- Minister of Communication says

Minister of Communication, Bayo Shittu, says only President Buhari will decide on the N1.04 trillion fine Nigeria Communication Commission slammed on the MTN for defaulting in the Sim registration exercise. Shittu said this at the Alliance 4 Affordable Internet Nigeria Coalition conference in Lagos yesterday November 24th
“I don’t think there is any conflicting position on where government stands on the MTN issue. Recall that there were violations which were established against MTN. The violations were to the tune of five million subscribers.

Photos: Pope Francis arrives in Kenya

Pope Francis arrived Kenya for his state visit this afternoon and was received by Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta, his wife, Reverend Fathers and other top government functionaries. See more photos after the cut...

Introducing Nigeria’s Leading Online Learning and Video Tutorial Marketplace

SupremeWeb Solutions has launched an online learning platform for Nigerians to bridge the information divide and skill gap affecting the populace. Simply called AcadaWeb, the website offers you the opportunity to learn and acquire lucrative skills online or offline by requesting for the DVD Home Training Version of the courses delivered to your door step.

Photos: Funmi Iyanda receives honorary fellowship from University of Cumbria

Nigerian media entrepreneur, Funmi Iyanda, today received an honorary fellowship from the University of Cumbria in recognition of her significant global contribution to human rights and sustainability. She is the first African woman to receive the award. Congrats to her. More pics after the cut...

2 activists glued themselves to the gate of an immigration detention centre in bid to stop the deportation flight to Nigeria & Ghana

Their plan didn't work as a plane carrying 500 Nigerians arrived Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos this morning. According to a UK campaign group, Unity Centre, on Tuesday, Nov. 24, two people reportedly glued themselves to the gate of an immigration centre in an attempt to stop the departure of a flight from the UK to Nigeria and Ghana. The two people were among anti-deportation activists gathered to protest at Colbrook immigration removal centre, near Heathrow airport, in an attempt to block a bus carrying detainees from leaving.

Photos: Buhari attends HID Awolowo's Funeral

President Buhari this afternoon arrived Ikenne, Ogun state for the Funeral ceremony of H.I.D Awolowo. See more photos after the cut...

The Game angry over instagram's plans to pull his eggplant photos

Instagram is planning pull down these two photos of The Game putting his eggplant on display on his instagram page. He has been contacted about the takedown after the photos, posted three weeks ago, were flagged so much by fans.espite Insta's tough policies on nudity and such.

Reacting The Game said "Instagram is threatening to ban my account if I don't take the pictures down and you wanna know how I feel about it?" He pointed to his face, which had a smirk on it...

Share your story in #MyToughJobStory contest

Your journey may not have been all rosy, but every story has the potential of being the bestseller. So go on and share your compelling story on www.fidelitybank.ng/mytoughjobstory in #MyToughJobStory contest. Who knows? You may just inspire someone to achieve more and win cash prizes. 

Lagos state Governor's monitoring team arrests traffic violators

Lagos State Governor’s Monitoring Team arrests vehicles for violating traffic rules and other related offences, on Wednesday, November 25. This was sent as a press statement, hopefully, one day they will send us photos of them arresting those hoodlums who rob people in traffic.

Photos of some of the Nigerians deported from the UK today

500 Nigerians arrived Lagos today after they were bundled in a plane and deported from the UK by the UK government. More photos after the cut...

FFK slams the military for denying that 105 soldiers were killed by Boko Haram recently

Despite the statement the Nigerian Army released debunking the killing of 105 soldiers by Boko Haram at Gudunbali, Borno State, on Wednesday November 18th, former Minister of Aviation, Olufemi Olukayode insists the soldiers were killed and that 34 others were also recently killed by Boko Haram and is appalled that the military is trying to cover up. See more of his tweets...

It's Club 57's 1st year Anniversary Already...

This time last year, 57 nightclub opened its doors in Ikoyi to all party goers and it has been a roller coaster! Virtually, all Nigerian celebrities have rocked at 57 in one year as seen in the pictures below.

Photos: Pope Francis departs Rome for his first African tour

Pope Francis left Fiumicino Airport in Rome this morning aboard an Alitalia Flight for his first African tour. The Pope will spend three days in Kenya before heading to Uganda, and round off the tour in Bangui, Central African Republic. Another photo of him inside the plane after the cut...

Accident on Third mainland Bridge (Photos)

There was a serious accident on third mainland bridge involving 2 buses. Thankfully, there was no casualty. More photos after the cut...

Diamond Platnumz shares adorable photo with his daughter

She's cute!

First photos from H.I.D Awolowo's funeral

VP Osinbajo, Senate President Bukola Saraki, Oyo state governor Abiola Ajimobi, Osun state governor Rauf Aregbesola, Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha, Shonekan, Daisy Danjuma, Yakubu Gowon, Oladipo Diya, Rotimi Amaechi, Tambuwal, Obasanjo are among the dignitaries attending the funeral of Chief H.I.D Awolowo in Ikenne, Ogun state. See more photos after the cut...

Surkreo presents: #BlankWhiteSheet 2015 - The role of creativity in our future economy

Since 2011, the goal of Blank White Sheet has been to create a platform that helps sustainable and profitable growing practices within the creative industry, helping the passionate and the talented creatives gain individual financial capacity and connect them to endless possibilities and potentials that exists within the industry. 

Photos: 10yr old girl badly burnt while trying to save her twin sisters from fire but sadly they died

On November 13, a school bus carrying children crashed and caught fire near Warden in the Free State, South Africa. Four children were seriously injured while seventeen others sustained minor injuries. Thoto Mofofeng, 10, was critically injured while trying to save her 3-year-old twin sisters, Refiloe and Reneiloe but they died in the fire. Thoto is yet to be told that her sisters didn't survive.
Her father Sifa Johannes Mofofeng said he has not had the heart to tell her that her sisters died in the fire.

Chris Brown shares cute pics with his daughter

Doting dad! Cute baby girl!

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Plane with 500 Nigerians deported from the UK arrives in Lagos

500 Nigerians have been deported from the United Kingdom and arrived the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos this morning. Many of them were deported for illegal stay permits. When interviewed, one of them said he was arrested by British police and was not allowed to even take his belongings before being deported. UK government plans to deport 29,000 Nigerians.

Lol...Solidstar thinks he looks like Avatar character

He shared on instagram. Do you see any resemblance?

Rihanna and her furry shoes pay the tattoo artist a visit (photos)

Rihanna stepped out to see her favourite tattoo artist, celeb inker Bang Bang in New York yesterday and ditched style for comfort as she spotted a pair of furry slippers. More photos after the cut...

Former Super Falcons star, Vera Okolo, says the team drank garri while on national duty

Coming on the heels of the revelation by the new sports minister Solomon Dalong of how he was a victim of corruption in Nigerian sports, former super falcons star, Vera Okolo has opened another can of worms. She says while on duty at the African Women's Championship in 2004 and 2007, the team wasn't paid its bonuses, they had to make do with very few kits and it got so bad Nigerians in South Africa donated food to the team. She said the then governor of Rivers state, Peter Odili stepped in to pay the bill for their meals.

New discount megastore for Abuja

Game, Africa’s largest discount retailer of general merchandise, is opening a 4th discount megastore in Nigeria’s bustling capital city, Abuja.

Game is a discount retailer of general merchandise items ranging from major domestic appliances, high-tech televisions, sound and audio equipment to toys, linen, sporting goods, interior décor, camping & outdoor products, health and beauty aids. Game also offers a wide array of dry groceries.

Bindi Irwin is all grown up...wins Dancing With The Stars, USA

Bindi Irwin captured the hearts of Australians as the little jungle girl who accompanied her late dad Steve Irwin on his many adventures which was aired on his globally popular TV series 'The Crocodile Hunter,' as well as his extensive wildlife conservation work with Australia Zoo on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. 

Bindi, now 17, won the 2015 Dancing With The Stars, US, after enchanting audiences with her dance moves, her devotion, passion and family values.

Genevieve Nnaji and Oris Erhuero: a match made in movie heaven

Oris Erhuero and Genevieve Nnaji acted in the movie Road To Yesterday and when you see their pics together, you would wish they were a real life couple. Oris shared this photo above and wrote;
"Very blessed to have meet and worked with this incredible lady..and looking forward to many more with her..she is a phemonal. .love her! ..watch her at her finest come the 27th" . See more photos of them together after the cut...

Lol..see Gavin Rossdale & Gwen Stefani's new nanny

Gwen Stefani's estranged husband Gavin Rossdale got himself a new nanny after the last hot one was rumoured to have caused the end of his marriage to Gwen after she uncovered his alleged affair with her. This new nanny looks just about right. More photos after the cut...

Sheva, Mich & OZ drop steamy single 'Desire' new photos

Off their upcoming L.P, ‘Mos Wanted’, Mavrik Music’s 3 signed acts have just dropped their single ‘Desire’. Produced by Idahosa Osagie, the song was co-written by Sheva, Mich and Oz. With a smooth Hip-hop and R&B flow, ‘Desire’ is a steamy track that explores the uniquely endowed features of today’s African woman.

Gigi Hadid moves on to former One Direction star Zayn Malik

The top model, 20, who split with Joe Jonas just three weeks ago has started a new romance former One Direction star Zayn Malik. The two were pictured gazing into each others eyes as they left Justin Bieber's American Music Awards afterparty together this past Sunday...more pics after the cut...

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, turns 69 today

Former VP Atiku Abubakar is 69 years old today. He was born November 25th 1946. Happy birthday to him.

Photos: 13-year-old boy has been taking care of his blind parents for 9 years

What a brave and noble little man! Feng Molin's mother has been blind since childhood and when his father lost his sight in 2006 after suffering acute meningitis, the then 4-year-old from northwest China's Shaaanxi Province, had to start taking care of them. The family has since then lived on subsistence allowances from the government and donations from individuals.

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare launches Centrum & Caltrate

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare recently launched its new range of multivitamins and minerals in line with the company’s vision to provide products with high quality and safety standards. The event took place at the 88th Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria Annual Conference held in Abuja.

Trailer loses tyre while driving on Lagos road (photo)

This happened at Iyana Oworo inward Alapere, Lagos this morning. See the way the container is tilting towards the other side of the road? Hope the relevant authorities act fast to avert any disaster. Photo credit: Kunle Olagunju

Lol.. hilarious tweet to Senate president Bukola Saraki

Lol @ N2million you're not using...

5 months as a governor, I am already tired - El Rufai

Kaduna state governor Nasir El-Rufai says the stress of seeking ways of creating jobs for the teeming unemployed youths in Kaduna state has left him tired after just 5 months of assuming office. El Rufai said this while speaking at the just-concluded Ake Arts and Book Festival which held in Abeokuta, Ogun State November 17-21.
“As a state governor the challenge for me is what to do to create jobs in Kaduna State. Eighty-two per cent of the eight million people in Kaduna State are below the age of 35.

Protest across Chicago as black teen is shot 16 times by white cop, as he lay on the ground

The video of the shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald (pictured inset) has been released and it's chilling. The dashcam footage shows a white police officer, Jason Van Dyke, (pictured inset right) shooting Laquan dead on the streets of Chicago. He shot Laquan 16 times at point blank range for 13 seconds as the young man laid motionless on the ground with smoke rising from his back.

The police officer claimed he felt threatened by the teenager and that was why he used his gun but he has since been charged with first-degree murder.