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Monday, July 25, 2016

There are no more Boko Haram camps in North-East - Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army said there were no longer Boko Haram camps in the North-Eastern part of the country.

Army spokesperson, Colonel Sani Usman made the claim on Monday while addressing newsmen at the inauguration of Strategic Communication Course for senior officers at the Nigerian Army School of Public Relations and Information, Bonny Camp, Lagos.

Femi Adesina responds to salient issues affecting the nation

In a recent interview with Radio Continental, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Buhari, Mr Femi Adesina responded to salient issues affecting the nation. Issues like Hard times in Nigeria, Niger Delta Agitations, Recovered monies, Power Supply and more, were addressed by him. Excerpts after the cut...

Video: Mother violently beats up her 16 year old daughter for posting explicit pictures with boyfriend on Facebook

It all began when 16 year old Nia Green posted a photo of herself and her boyfriend, wearing nothing but a towel on her Facebook page. The mum got to see it and decided her daughter deserved to be taught a lesson she would never forget. She live streamed herself beating her as punishment.
She first took over Nia's Facebook page and started a live video stream. Then with after more than   4,000 viewers, she started beating her with a piece o f plywood and her bare hands.

Photos: EFCC arrests five undergraduates over alleged N16 million internet fraud, recover cars, laptops & more

The EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, has arrested five suspected undergraduate scammers, 4 from the Federal University of Technology Akure, (FUTA) and 1 from Adekunle Ajashin University, Akungba. According to EFCC, the suspects who go about with the name "Tsunnami Gang and Young Pablo Money", are between the ages of 20 and 23. Adeleke Paul, 21, Adebiyi Tayo Abudu, 22, Akinsanmi Olusola Adeniyi 21, Ogundile Ademola James, 23 and Okali Ugochukwu, 21 were picked up at an Off-Campus residence located at Stateline Hotel Road, off FUTA South Gate, Akure, Ondo State. See more photos after the cut...

Check out photos of Koffi Olomide's stunning daughter, Didi Sone Olomide

Embattled Congolese musician, Koffi Olomide has got a beautiful daughter who is said to be one of the most influential young fashionistas in Paris. 16-year-old Didi Stone Olomide is an aspiring fashion designer who was featured on the international fashion and lifestyle magazine, Vogue, earlier this year where she talked about her fashion taste and her different hairstyles. See more photos of Didi after the cut.

Photos: Physically challenged Nigerian man graduates from Cyprus University

Ahmad Suyudi graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Akdenniz University, Cyprus, last week. Suyudi was diagnosed with Becker's Muscular Distrophy in 1999. It is an X-linked recessive inherited disorder characterized by slowly progressing weakness in the muscles of the legs and pelvis. The disorder usually appears around age 11 but may occur as late as age 25.

Rob Kardashian found 'suspicious texts' on Blac Chyna's phone?

This afternoon, Rob Kardashian deleted all photos on his IG page except a throwback photo of himself. He also unfollowed Blac Chyna. Now MediaTakeOut is claiming that he broke up with his pregnant fiancee Blac Chyna after he found a 'suspicious text' on his phone. Read their report below...
"Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna have officially broken up – as of last night. The details surrounding their break up is not entirely clear. But can tell you this – the two filmed a scene for Keeping Up With The Kardashian’s earlier in the day, and the drama unfolded on camera.

MTN Project Fame 9: 14 Musical Prodigiesto Battlefor fame inthe Academy

14 outstanding musical prodigies have made it into the Academy of this year’s edition of West Africa’s biggest musical talent show, MTN Project Fame, at the opening gala which held last Saturday evening.

The 14 finalists include OladapoArogundade, Eli Letsa, Elizabeth Emoruwa, Favour Koroma, Gabriel Ankrah, KitayOkotete and Mirabel Ayavoro. Others are OkiemuteIghorodje, OluchiObasi, Pere Atie, Solomon Williams, Steve Adebayo, Winner Egbo and YusuphKuforiji.

Ladies, will you wear this ultra-flimsy bikini? (photos)

A two piece bikini made of strings which barely protect the wearer's modesty is the latest rave in Japan. The barely-there outfit by fashion house, Buyma lets wearers show a very generous amount of 'under-boob' and just about covers their nipples.

Wedding song of the moment "Iyawo Show Dem" now has a video... watch and download

Hapi Music has premiered the official video to the wedding song of the moment, the Mystro produced single “Show Dem” by Lamboginny & Mr Clayy featuring the musical Taliban “OritseFemi” now has a video to its credit.

28 year old housewife sentenced to death by hanging in Delta for stabbing husband to death and setting him ablaze

A 28 year-old housewife, Mary Attah has been condemned to death by hanging by an Effurun High Court for stabbing her Pastor husband, Darlington Attah, with a kitchen knife and setting him ablaze.

Prosecution from the Delta State Ministry of Justice had told the Court that the accused who was married to Darlington Attah (now deceased) with four children, on or about the 6th day of July, 2012 at Effurun within the Effurun Judicial Division did attack her husband with a kitchen knife and stabbed him in the neck as a result of an alleged phone call from the husband’s lover.

Trouble in paradise? Rob Kardashian deletes all of Blac Chyna's photos from his IG page

Not only photos of his pregnant fiancee Blac Chyna but also other pictures apart from a throwback pic of him.

Beautiful makeup photos of Rita Dominic

Nollywood actress Rita Dominic's stunning makeup look to an event recently. 

Musa Danjuma's side chic throws another shade at Caroline Danjuma

The alleged mistress of Businessman Musa Danjuma threw this shade at Caroline Danjuma, on IG yesterday and wrote - "if the shoe fits - you'll probably take offense - it will most likely apply to you - A hit dog will holla . word official & legal".

Patoranking busted by US site for posing with fake money and wearing fake Yeezys

Patoranking posted a photo on his IG page with 2 babes and dollars littered all around them. A US site, Yeezybusta, which identifies fake and original Yeezys called out Patoranking for wearing fake Yeezys. Trust Americans, they started making fun of the Yeezys, they also claimed that the dollars were fake because the dollars were all facing up, some even said the girls were fake, lol. Of course, Nigerians also commented on the photo. More comments after the cut...

Ruggedman honoured at the 2016 City Peoples Entertainment Awards.

Ruggedman was given a special recognition award for his remarkable contributions to the growth of the entertainment industry (music) in Nigeria. People present said it is about time too, because they all know what Ruggedman did for the music industry with his Ehen song. More power to his elbow. More photos after the cut.

Photo: See how this man announced his grandfather's death

Ugandan Facebook user took selfies over his grandfather's death bed. Chai...

Photo: Bukola Saraki's son Seni with FIFA President Gianni Infantino in Abuja

Chairman of ABS Football Club and son of Senate President Seni Saraki is pictured with FIFA President Gianni Infantino, who is Nigeria for on a 2-day working visit.

Photos: FIFA President Gianni Infantino pays a courtesy visit to Buhari

President Buhari on Monday received Mr Gianni Infantino, the President of football’s world governing body (FIFA) and Secretary-General, Fatma Samoura at the State House, Abuja. Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung and NFF President, Amaju Pinnick were present during the courtesy visit. More photos after the cut.

Kourtney Kardashian splashes out on $6600-per night stay at luxury accomodation while on holiday with Scott Disick and kids

The 37-year-old reality star has spared no expense while on a lavish holiday with Scott Disick and their kids in Nantucket. The family is reportedly holed up in an opulent 7-bedroom mansion which costs $6600-a-night. Reports have it she rented the luxury accommodation for the whole of April..

Photos: Obasanjo with President Buhari after their closed door meeting today

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo had a closed door meeting with President Buhari, in the State house, Abuja today July 25th. More photos after the cut.

'I can take Nigeria to Russia World Cup'- Belgian coach Tom Saintfiet boasts

43 year old Tom Saintfiet, who became Belgium's youngest coach ever at the age of 24, and was nicknamed ''the saint'' and ''the messiah'' by Namibian press has boasted that he can qualify Nigeria for the 2018 World Cup in Russia if the NFF give him a chance.

Saintfiet, who has coached Namibia, Malawi, Togo, Yemen, Bangladesh and Belgian clubs in the past says he can work with the current talented group of Super Eagles and qualify us through the group nicknamed the 'group of death.'

Photos/Video: Members throw out their pastor during church service in Lagos

Members of CAC at Abule-Ijesha in Yaba local government, Lagos state yesterday Sunday July 24th, threw their pastor Micheal Oni out of the church during the service, over disagreements on the disbursement of church funds and his monthly salary. 
According to a member of the church, the pastor who was recently transferred to their church from Ibadan, was demanding for a certain amount of salary which they refused to pay him. They accused him of insulting them and causing trouble in the church

Maje Ayida's babymama, Anita Solomon, shares an interesting quote on IG

Anita Solomon, who had sex with a married man, (Maje Ayida - married to Toke Makinwa at the time) got pregnant and had a son for him, shared this quote on her IG page this afternoon. Nice saying! If only she had the heart to spare Toke the heart ache! *sigh*

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Police refutes NDA's claim of blowing up NNPC pipeline in Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom state Police Command has refuted claims by the Niger Delta Avengers that it blew up a Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation gas pipeline in Obotim Nsit in Nsit Ibom Local Government Area of the state.

The state commissioner of Police, Murtala Mani says the explosion from the pipeline was as a result of a technical fault.

Traffic offenders: Lagos state government backs removal of plate number instead of towing of vehicles

Lagos State Government has defended the enforcement method of its Special Offences Task Force which favors the removal of number plates of erring vehicles over clamping down and towing of vehicles. In a statement jointly issued by the state’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Adeniji Kazeem and the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde today July 25th, the state government says the new method being adopted by the state Task Force particularly for illegal parking of vehicles or obstruction of traffic simply involves capturing the offence on video,

Photos: Senate President, Bukola Saraki receives FIFA Pres. Gianni Infantino

The President of football’s world governing body (FIFA) - Mr Gianni Infantino and the Secretary General, Fatma Samoura arrived on Sunday in Abuja, Nigeria for a two day working visit. They were received at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Intl Airport by NFF President, Amaju Pinnick and others. Continue to see more photos.
Gianni Infantino paid a visit to the Senate this morning and was received by Bukola Saraki in his office. They also earlier on during the day inspected the New NFF office undergoing construction in Abuja and had a joint meeting between members of the National Assembly, FIFA officials and representatives from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). More photos after the cut.

Slimtea is saving lives again and again!

The most popular ways to lose weight are not the easiest. Reducing your food intake, actually missing out of foods you love, exercising, and feeling like the results are taking forever to show...stress! But Slimtea users are beating the weight loss game! From our regular customers who have shared their success stories to A-listers like Ini Edo, and Annie Inibia, Slimtea is saving lives, one weight loss transformation at a time!

Federal Govt shelves plan for Kano Film Village because Muslim clerics say it would promote 'immorality'

The Federal Government has shelved plans to build a world-class and ulta-modern film village in Kano following criticisms made by Muslim clerics who say it will promote immorality.

Some Muslim social media users also opposed the move using the hashtags #FilmVillage or #ImmoralityVillage #WeSayNoToFilmVillageInKano, for same 'immorality' reason.

Lami Philips & her Hubby celebrate their 'friendship anniversary'

Nigerian singer and songwriter, Lami Phillips took to her Instagram this afternoon to celebrate her 19-year-old 'friendship anniversary' with her husband. They got married in 2005, eight years after they met. They have now been married for 11 years. She shared the photo above and wrote,
"Met him 19yrs ago.. He never asked me to be his girlfriend.. We were so young.. But We just knew. His first visit to my home.. I had chicken pox.. He wasn't even moved. We've lived so many lifetimes.. And we've only just begun.

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Koffi Olomide's Zambia concert cancelled for assaulting female dancer

Koffi Olomide’s Zambia concert has been cancelled after he assaulted one of his female dancers at Nairobi’s JKIA last Friday.
The Rhumba maestro was arrested after a video of him assaulting one of his dancers went viral, sparking outrage and condemnation on social media.

Obasanjo visits President Buhari in Aso Rock

President Buhari is currently having a closed door meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo at the state house Abuja. Obasanjo arrived the presidential villa at about 12 noon in company of one of his daughters and was taken straight to President Buhari's office. Reason for the closed door meeting is not yet known.

Mikel Obi joins Super Eagles team to train for 2016 Rio Olympics

The Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed that John Mikel Obi has joined the Nigerian team currently training in Atlanta, US for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mikel had revealed on Friday that he was going to take part in the Olympics representing Nigeria.

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Photos: Armed bandits reportedly attack Corpers lodge in Rivers State, injure one

Some Armed bandits reportedly attacked a corpers lodge in Bori, Khana Local Government Area, Rivers State. This was before an Independent National Electoral Commission Office in the same area was gutted by fire on July 22. According to a LIB reader;

European football clubs and players donates signed football shirts to Hope and children at Akwa Ibom orphage

Danish aid worker, Anja Rinngren Loven took to her official Facebook page to share photos of Hope and other children at DINN /ACAEDF Childrens Home in Akwa Ibom, all clad in signed football shirts donated by various individuals including a Norway police officer, professional football players around the world and European football clubs. Read the post after the cut.

Igbo kwenu! Lol. Noble Igwe creates 'Wife, Not Cook' T-shirts for sale

Some weeks back, a troll asked Media personality Noble Igwe on IG if his new wife, Chioma, doesn't cook for him at home as it seemed he liked to eat out a lot. Noble responded by saying that he has a wife, not a cook (Read here).

Well, as an Igbo man, Noble had the genius idea to start a t-shirt line with the inscription "Wife, not cook" which is now for sale for N4,500. His friend Banky W who liked the T shirt, responded to a fan, saying if a woman can cook, great, if she can't, that it's also great and that if he wants a chef or a maid, he will hire one.

Tiny claps back at fan over comment about her hair

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Bolanle Olukanni sizzles in sheer cut out dress for Project Fame gala show

Styled by Jane Michael, Project Fame Nigeria host, Bolanle Olukanni smolders in a black cut out sheer pannelling slit dress at the premiere of Project Fame Season 9. Continue to see more photos...

Iggy Azalea steps out in a sheer outfit to Vegas club event, spotted leaving with French Montana

Rapper Iggy Azalea announced her split from her NBA player fiance Nick Young back in June after she caught him cheating on her with other women at their home while she was away. After their split, it was also revealed that Nick was expecting another child with his baby mama. However, it seems Iggy Azalea has put the past behind her. She stepped out to party at the Jewel Nightclub event in Las Vegas and if reports are to believed, she's having a fling with Khloe's ex, French Montana.

3 major skin questions and the surprising answers

Your skin is the largest and most visible organ in your body. So catering to it should be a priority. From the moment you wake up to the second you hit the pillows, there are a thousand and one details you need to attend to for a great skin. But with the right information, you could simplify that process. That’s why we are going to be addressing three major skin concerns and provide answers that could totally impact the outcome of your skin care routine.

Plumber wins £14million lottery jackpot, returns back to work fixing toilets two days after claiming it

John and Alison Doherty won the £14.6m top prize in a lottery draw in Scotland on July 2. Alison had let a customer go ahead of her in the queue at their local convenience store and then decided to follow suit when the other customer bought a lucky dip ticket. After she realized she was the winner, she called her husband home immediately.

Yay! Peter Okoye says P-Square is back! And that brother Jude Okoye is back as his manager

Peter Okoye says the problems with P-Square is over and that they are back! Can I hear amen from all P-Square fans? Continue to read his statement and video he released...

Photos: Leonardo DiCaprio reunites with his model girlfriend Nina Agdal on a luxury yacht in Ibiza

Danish Swimsuit model Nina Agdal, 24, joined her new boyfriend, 41-year-old Leonardo DiCaprio and other friends on a luxury boat in Ibiza on Sunday afternoon.

Nina kept her cool in a black sundress and sunglasses as she relaxed on the sofas on board the luxury cruiser while Leonardo wore a T-shirt and shorts, before stripping down to his swimming trunks for a swim in the sea. They later decided to anchor and head to dry land for lunch at one of the island's luxury restaurants. See more photos after the cut.