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Friday, July 29, 2016

Beyonce shares cute photo of Blue Ivy

Beyonce shared this cute photo of her daughter, Blue Ivy, in Sweden. The singer, her husband Jay Z and daughter Blue are in the country for her Formation Tour happening tonight!

The Fajuyi Spirit - By Femi Fani-Kayode

Read his piece below...
Fifty years ago today, on July 29th 1966, a man by the name of Major General Francis Adekunle Fajuyi gave his life in defence of our country and the then Head of State, General Johnson Thomas Aguiyi-Ironsi. His killers were a group of northern army officers who participated in the so-called northern "revenge coup" of July 29th 1966. No less than 300 Igbo army officers were slaughtered that night together with a handful of yoruba soldiers, including Fajuyi.

Embattled Congo musician, Koffi Olomide shares photo with his beautiful wife, Alaine

Didi Stone shared a photo of her embattled father, Koffi Olomide and mother, Alaine on Instagram moments ago. The 16-year-old captioned it: "My loves"

Meanwhile, the Congolese music maestro is a free man after spending two days of supposed 3-month jail term for assaulting one of his dancers at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Kenya. He was released from prison on Thursday morning.

Shocking video shows angry father beating teenage daughter in Ebonyi State after he caught her having sex with lover

Disturbing video emerged on social media which shows an angry father beating his daughter, a high school student after he caught her having sex with a man in their home. He even gave people around permission to film the scene. The incident reportedly happened yesterday, July 28 in Uburu, Ohaozara, Ebonyi state. I'm sharing the photos because you can't tell who they are from looking at the photos. See them after the cut...

Lol. MTO says Caitlyn Jenner is dating a black man...and guess who the black/Nigerian man is?

Below is their report
It’s no secret that the Kardashian ladies like Black men. Now it appears that they all are currently dating black men. Yesterday Caitlyn Jenner was seen stepping out in Londonfor dinner with a male companion. She appeared to be on a date.
Lol. Now see the man Caitlyn Jenner was supposedly on a date with after the cut...

Photos: Mrs Folorunsho Alakija meets with former Head of State, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida in Minna

Mrs Folorunso Alakija, 66, presented her books to former Military Head of State, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida at the IBB University Minna, Niger State on Thursday, July 28. Nigeria's richest woman also commissioned the Modupe and Folorunso Alakija Lecture theatre at the University.

Huh? They say this 19 year old girl is R.Kelly's new girlfriend

R.Kelly is 49 and he's reportedly dating this 19 year old girl named Halle. They reportedly met at the backstage of one of his concerts in North Carolina and have hanging out since then

Photos of two Nigerian children crying after their mother died in the Mediterranean on their way to Europe

Two Nigerian siblings, 11 and 10 are pictured crying after their mother died in the Mediterranean on their way to Europe. The two children were among 150 migrants rescued from their overcrowded rubber boat off the coast of Libya while trying to cross the Mediterranean ocean into Italy by a Spanish NGO’s boat. More photos after the cut...

Don't Drop The Mic 1st Year Anniversary Happening Tomorrow

If you haven't heard about “Dont Drop The Mic”, then you must have been living in a cave for the past year.

Now considered the most creatively original show to emerge from Nigeria; Dont Drop The Mic has revolutionised the people's perception of hip hop music, with its infusion of games, comedy and improvisation. 

The American couple who were caught having sex in public fined by Thai police and made to apologise (photos)

After a video of a couple engaged in oral sex on a Phi Phi street in Thailand, went viral, (read here) they were arrested, charged with indecent exposure and presented them to the press

The 21-year-old American woman, named as Miss B, an exchange student at a university in Chiang Mai and her partner in crime referred to only as Mr A, sat looking very sheepish throughout.

Photo: 18 year old man convicted for stabbing Nigerian man to death in the UK

18 year old Kaleb Amponsah (left), has been found guilty of the stabbing to death, 27 year old Ade Afariogun (right) which took place on January 29th this year. On the day of the incident, Ade was in Plaistow Park with three female friends when they noticed Amponsah ride his bike past them on several occasions and staring aggressively at them.

As Ade was leaving the park, Amponsah confronted and started an argument with him. A scuffle ensued during which the two exchanged punches.

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Nigerian man allegedly hacked into bank's electronic mail in Ghana and stole money

A Nigerian man identified as Godwin Onwuneme Udu was arrested at Haatso, Ghana on July 19, for allegedly hacking into a bank’s electronic mail and stealing  GH¢25,000.
The deputy director in-charge of the Unit, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Eugene Nyavor, said the management of the bank (name withheld) arrested and handed over Godwin to the police.

Photos: US govt donates six laptops to EFCC

The United States Government, today donated six Laptop computers to the EFCC during a courtesy visit to the Commission's Headquarters in Abuja. The Director, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, USA, Roselyn Wiase, who led the six man delegation urged the Commission to continue in its vigorous fight against Corruption.
"We are not unmindful of your contribution to the fight against economic and financial crimes in Nigeria. The United States Government therefore donates this Laptops to your organization to support your Mission” she said.

Music: Emeka – Shabba (Freestyle)

Nigerian music sensation, Emeka drops surprise freestyle single, titled ‎"Shabba."

Emeka became a force to reckon with after releasing his creative, yet consistent “Industry Diary” – a rap single series which gives summation of happenings in the Nigeria Entertainment Industry. With four admired editions of “Industry Diary” which were released in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 to remind entertainment lovers memorable events that occurred in the industry during the year, Emeka’s talent stood out amongst Nigerian rappers.

Photos: Ghanaian bride wears sneakers on her wedding day, explains her decision

A Ghanaian bride, Vera Ewura Obeng opted for custom-made desert boots for her wedding on July 13. According to the professional photographer, she took the decision after seeing the pain most women go through in a bid to look glam on their Big Day. In a Facebook posted on July 20th, the bride explained her choice of footwear and of course, clapped back at those making fun of her.

Photos: The state of the only functioning school in Chibok, Borno state

Journalist Femi Owolabi shared this update. Few days ago, he revealed that students have finally returned to school in Chibok town (Read here) The school is however not in a good condition. According to him, these photos show the state of the Junior Day Secondary School - the only school currently functioning in Chibok.

The school which has been neglected for years, serves as a primary (morning) and secondary (afternoon) school for the children attending.

Police rescue another chained child in Ogun state

Barely a week after members of the Ogun state police command rescued 9 year old Korede Taiwo from the Celestial Church where he was chained by his father over his stealing habit, the state police command have rescued a 10 year old girl named Promise Udeh who was chained by her aunt, Chaimaka Okafor at their Adigbe residence in Abeokuta, the state capital. Chiamaka allegedly chained Promise because she stole her N4,000. The police is in search of Chiamaka as she has since fled her home.

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'I love seeing Kim naked, love her nude selfies, I used to do cock selfies back in the days- Kanye West reveals in new interview

Kanye West has revealed that he loves seeing his wife Kim Kardashian naked and that he loves her nude selfies taken from the side and back in a new interview with magazine, Harper's BAZAAR.

The rapper and fashion designer who together with Kim stunned on the cover of the magazine's September edition also revealed his best part of Kim is her heart and they both talked on a lot of things ranging from his debt, to Taylor Swift, to their biggest insecurities and annoying habits. Read the full interview after the cut.

National Convention still holds on August 17th- PDP insist

PDP says their party convention slated for August 17th in Rivers state will still hold despite  yesterday's court order by Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High court, stopping the convention. Read the party's press statement below:
The Leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by the Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, CON has reacted to the Ruling of a Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday July 28, 2016, presided over by the controversial Judge, Justice Okon Abang describing it as objectionable, questionable and very strange to say the least in the history of Nigeria Judiciary.

Stephen Keshi's son expresses disappointment over FG's unfulfilled promises to honor his father

Stephen Keshi Junior, son of former Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, took to his IG page yesterday to express his disappointment at the Federal government's unfulfilled promises to honor his father at his father's funeral rites which kicked off in Benin city Edo state yesterday July 28th. He wrote:
"I sat in front of the federal government on national television a few weeks ago and they promised they would honor pops the way he deserves. They said that he has done too much for the country for them not to. They made us change dates to fit the federal governments schedule. But they didn't do as promised, we aren't mad, nor sad, just disappointed, they should be ashamed of themselves.

Win tickets to shop free at TOSFAS anniversary party this Sunday

 On the 31st of July, TOSFA ( TobiOgundipe Styling and Fashion Agency) would be throwing the doors open to all curvy women who love fashion to come shop, mingle and interact with the brand and the team behind TOSFA.

Mary J. Blige releases a statement addressing her divorce

News broke yesterday that singer Mary J.Blige has filed for divorce from her husband of 12 years and longtime manager Kendu Isaacs. She has now issued a statement through her rep, saying "there is a reason for everything". The statement read,
“Ms. Blige is saddened to say [that] it is true that she has filed for divorce, saying sometimes things don't work how we hoped they would... but, there is a divine plan and a reason for everything. Mary will continue writing and working on her album, which is due out later this year along with her world tour. She thanks and appreciates her fans for their support and love through this very difficult emotional time.”

Graphic content: A baby is the sole survivor of a fatal accident in Enugu State

According to Abia Facts Newspaper, the fatal accident occurred five hours ago hours ago at Udi LGA of Enugu State. The vehicle belonging to Royal Mass Transit somersaulted several times. All the occupants died except the baby pictured held by a passerby. More photos after the cut.

Photos: Stephen Keshi finally laid to rest

The remains of former Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, has been finally laid to rest at his hometown Ilah in Delta state. At his grave side were his children, family members, well wishers and friends. May his soul rest in peace Amen. Continue to see more photos.

Playzone ignites fun with its XD cinema!!

Are you a thrill lover, youthful, bold and daring, would you love to experience cinema in a whole new level? Would you love to be thrilled to moments of great fun? Playzone, Lekki has got you covered with its new XD Cinema that provides super high definition experience!

Photos: Truck and trailer loaded with bags of rice and planks fall along Benin-Ore Expressway

A truck loaded with bags of rice and a trailer loaded with planks, yesterday, July 29, fell side by side along Benin-Okada-Ofosu-Ore Express Way by Km 30 Ovia River Bridge blocking the entire Ore-Benin lane. Traffic was diverted at Km 29 to Benin - Ore lane.

Photos from the Requiem mass for late Stephen Keshi, in Illah, Delta State

The Requiem mass for late Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, has commenced at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Illah, Delta State. May his soul rest in Peace. Amen. More photos after the cut...

"People counted me out and laughed at how I looked" Man crushed by a drunk shares his testimony

Michael Watson, a preacher and motivational speaker shared his survivor story on Instagram on the two year anniversary of a horrific accident. What he wrote below...

Gaurapad Charities and Festival of India

The festival of India­ is not just about fashion, jewelry and Bollywood. There is ­a higher purpose. Gaurapad Charities, the official sponsor of the Festival ­has been involved in development work ­and poverty alleviation for years now­. And we are using th­e Festival platform to forge diplomatic, cultural and commercial ties with the world’s f­astest growing econom­y- India.

Actress Bimbo Thomas shares a throwback photo of her bare baby bump

Nollywood actress, Bimbo Thomas, recently gave birth to a baby boy in the U.S. She shared a collage of photos via her Instagram page today and included in it was a photo of her bare baby bump, taken during her maternity shoot a while back. She captioned it "The journey...."

Pregnant Afghan woman loses her baby after her husband & in-laws tied her up and assaulted her

This happened in Ashkamish district of Takhar province, Afghanistan. A woman who was six months pregnant lost her unborn baby after her husband, assisted by his mother and sister, nearly beat her to death and cut part of her genitals.

As seen in Enugu state

Photos taken in different transport vehicles in Enugu...:-). Do you see it?

Sokoto uncovers 13,000 ghost workers in LGAs

Sokoto State Government said it has discovered no fewer than 12,915 ghost workers whose names were added into the payroll of the 23 Local Governments Areas of the state.

The State Commissioner for Local Governments and Community Development, Alhaji Mannir Dan-Iya, disclosed this at a media briefing in Sokoto.

Miss BumBum Brazil poses completely nude in latest issue of Playboy Mexico magazine (photos)

Suzy Cortez, the winner of Miss Bum Bum Brazil 2015, voted ‘Muse of Olympics 2016’, and was reported to have been banned by Lionel Messi's wife after posting sexy photos wearing the player's jersey aimed at getting the football star's attention, has posed for some very saucy snaps for Play boy Mexico magazine’s next edition. +18 photos .. See them after the cut.

New Music: Darl Morgan - Gimme Dat

Real Money Entertainment recording/performing artiste DARL MORGAN has released his first official single, since being signed to the label. The track titled “Gimme Dat” is a mid-tempo R&B tune that will definitely get listeners singing along. the song was produced by Mr Shun, Mixed and mastered by indomix.

Hands-on Dad! Dwayne "The Rock" changes daughter's diaper in IG photo

Dwayne "The Rock Johnson shared a sweet snapshot of himself changing diapers of his 7-month-old daughter Jasmine on Instagram. The 44-year-old hands-on papa captioned the photo: "Regardless of where we’re at.. when #2 happens with my baby girl.. I’m the #1 man for the job. #TheWorkinMan #DaddysGotU #JustKeepPlayinWithYourToys #IWillDealWithMyBackSpasmsLater,"

Photos of footballer, Alex Iwobi and his hot girlfriend

19 year old Arsenal star, Alex Iwobi, pictured above with his stunning girlfriend, Clarisse Ejuliette. See more photos of Clarrie after the cut...

Win freebies for kiddies, when you shop on The Oga Don Pay store

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See the statue in Uruguay meant to honour Barca footballer Luis Suarez that fans are mocking and calling ugly (photos)

Barcelona and Uruguay star striker Luis Suarez  has been honoured with a statue in his Uruguayan hometown, but his fans have blasted the sculptor Alberto Morales Saravia, calling the statue a very ugly' version of the footballer.

The sculptor admitted even before the job was unveiled that he'd never met the former Liverpool striker and was working from photos he had found of him on the internet.

Who is the real Dino Melaye?

Who is the real Dino Melaye? Activating Success with  Love Idoko will be airing its 55th episode this saturday with an exclusive interview with senator Dino Melaye showing 3:30pm. Saturday 30th July on AIT DSTV channel 253 and AIT GOTV channel 93.#activating success.

Watch Dino define himself...who do you think he is?