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Saturday, 25 March 2017


Attention all youth! SILYEF is here again with glad tidings of hope for a successful career. If you think you have no place in the entertainment industry, think again!!! Discover the many potentials of the Nigerian entertainment industry in this edition of the Soni Irabor Live Youth Empowerment Forum, entitled, “The Entertainment Industry: Empowering Dreams!”

Mom who beat cancer while pregnant dies day after giving birth to twins

A 30-year-old California mum, Jamie Snider, who beat cancer while she was pregnant with twins, died tragically Friday, just a day after giving birth to the babies. Snider who was a mother to two older daughters, had beaten cancer once before but lost an ovary in the process. She was shocked to learn she was pregnant with twins, but then during the ultra sound, doctors discovered an aggressive form of cervical cancer had returned.

Mo Abudu on CNN African voices - Talks breaking records & the need to tell African stories

Mo Abudu is the featured guest on this week’s episode of CNN African Voices. The 30-minute magazine programme premiered on CNN this morning at 10.30 a.m (CAT), with repeat editions scheduled for today, Saturday 25th March at 2.30 p.m CAT. CNN refers to Abudu as a successful woman driven by “perseverance, passion, and positivity” adding that the EbonyLife TV Chairwoman takes viewers “behind the scenes of her empire to see how she creates content that has audiences in Africa and abroad clamouring for more”.

Beautiful photos of a Nigerian mother, her adorable quadruplets and cute daughter

The Nigerian woman, who is based in France and goes by the name "thequadrupletmamaandfive' on Instagram welcomed her adorable quadruplets...all boys, last year with her husband. They have also got a beautiful daughter. What a beautiful family she is got! More gorgeous photos after the cut..

Checkout this unusual bird born with 4 legs in Brazil

A bird has been born in Brazil with four legs. The strange bird, which was born in a farm, surprised spectators and left biologists confused, but the bird seems happy and unaffected by its extra limbs.A video showing the fluffy white bird walking with all four limbs has been shared online and the bird doesn't seem to have any difficulties using the extra appendages.

Photos from the wedding of UN Deputy Sec.Gen, Amina Mhammed's daughter

The wedding ceremony of Nadine, a filmmaker and daughter of UN Secretary General and former Minister of Environment, Mrs Amina Mohammed began Thursday in Abuja. Here are first photos from the event...

Hilary Clinton celebrates Donald Trump shameful defeat to repeal Obamacare

Former Secretary of State and Democratic Presidential candidate who lost to Republican Donald Trump during last year's presidential election, Hillary Clinton said on Friday that the failure of the Republican plan to repeal Obamacare was 'a victory for all Americans.' She took to her twitter page to express her happiness. She tweeted:

Photos: Gombe Court jails two men 6months each for BVN Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Thursday,  secured the conviction and sentences of two men before Justice Sa'ad Muhammad of the Gombe State High Court on two count charge bordering on conspiracy and theft. The duo, Innocent Uche Clinton and Emmanuel Okanni, both are from Orlu Ngaba Local Government Area of Imo State.

Photo of the day

Central Bank of Heaven!?  Let's just leave this here.

VP Osinbajo receives traditional title on behalf of President Buhari in Abia State

Friday, Vice President Osinbajo was in Abi State as part a the series of Niger Delta Dialogue visits. He received the title 'ENYIOHA 1' from Abia Traditional Rulers, on behalf of President Buhari. Just so you know, 'ENYIOHA' in Igbo language means 'The Great Elephant'. Another photo after the cut...

Fortune Magazine names Chimamanda-Adichie in its list of 50 greatest world leaders 

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie has been named among the top 50 world leaders for 2017 by Fortune Magazine. She was ranked 42 on the list that has Theo Epstein, President of the Chicago Cubs as number one.
The list ranks men and women transforming the world and inspiring others In business, government, philanthropy and the arts, and all over the globe to do the same.

Why we have not reacted to Dino Melaye's certificate scandal- Ahmadu Bello University

Authorities of the Ahmadu Bello University have given a reason why they have not reacted to the ongoing certificate scandal involving one of its students, Senator Dino Melaye. Sahara Reporters had published a report alleging that Dino never completed his first degree programme in the school's  department of Geography, an allegation Dino has since denied.

Photos: Maiduguri billionaire Alhaji Mohammed Indimi receives Gov. Shettima at his residence

Alhaji Mohammed Indimi,  Maiduguri billionaire, and In-law to President Muhammadu Buhari has described Governor Kashim Shettima'srecords of achievements in Borno as unbelievable, saying it surprises him, how the Governor has changed the faces of Maiduguri and other parts of the State despite meagre resources and management of the Boko Haram insurgency.
Indimi stated these
while receiving Governor Shettima at his expanse residence in Maiduguri on Thursday evening.

President Buhari thanks Britain for support in fighting Boko Haram

In a statement signed by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President Media and Publicity, Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has expressed appreciation to the British Government "for the very effective materials and logistical support to Nigeria" in the fight against Boko Haram.

Teacher allegedly assaults female student for refusing to be his lover in Imo State (Photos)

According to a Facebook user, Uzuegbu Prosper, who shared the story, he said a SS2 student of Ubomiri Girls Secondary School was on Thursday attacked by her teacher who was posted from Alvan Ikeokwu Federal College of Education, Owerri Imo State. He disclosed that the unidentified teacher committed the act after he was involved in a heated argument with the victim during her second term examination. In the post, the victim identified as Victoria revealed that the teacher had for long been disturbing and threatening her to be his lover. A request which she had always rejected Read the full story after the cut...

Judge who blocked Trump's revised travel ban gets death threats

US authorities have revealed that Justice Derrick Watson, the federal judge from Hawaii who blocked president Donald Trump's revised travel ban has received numerous threats against his life. FBI spokeswoman Michele Ernst said Thursday that the agency is aware of reports of threatening messages against Watson, who presides over cases in Hawaii, and is prepared to help if necessary.

Now That Otobo's Mother Has Exposed Her Daughter By Reno Omokri

Now that the Canada based self confessed stripper/harlot's mother has confessed, on video, that she never went for any introduction in Apostle Suleman's office and has never even met him and has not spoken to her daughter in 3 years, and that she is "not well", can those who insulted me for coming to the man of God's defense be honorable enough to apologize to both Apostle Suleman and myself? First she said the introduction took place in her father's house, the father denied. Then she said it took place in the Apostle's office with her mum in tow, the mother also denies. The devil is a liar and anybody, whether Governor or not that is using that girl has failed woefully both today and tomorrow in Jesus's name!

This girl tried to make her boyfriend jealous but did she go too far?

Twitter user Jada decided to bring on her boyfriend's jealousy, so she enlisted the help of her friend in the plot. She shared a pic of herself online with a hooded figure in the  background. Hoping that her boyfriend would think she's with another guy, when it was actually another female in the picture. The reactions she got weren't positive. Some comments after the cut...

Nigerian pastor shares photos of a woman who allegedly transformed into an owl

General Overseer, The Lord's Army Ministry, Pastor Stephen Ihesiabia shared these photos of an owl that allegedly transformed into a woman at "Boundary road Shasha Akowonjo area Egbeda, Lagos state. It is alleged that after the bird was struck by thunder, it began to struggle with a dog. When some people came around, they hit the bird with a broom and it turned into this woman. He wrote;

Firefighters in California revive dog using mouth-to-mouth resuscitation

The Santa Monica Fire Department responded to a residential fire but thankfully, no human was caught up in the blaze. There was one near-fatality however, a 10yr old dog named Nalu. The fire department said that once inside the building, they found Nalu,  “unresponsive” and “overcome by heat and smoke.”

Checkout this throwback photo of Uche Jombo and her husband

So cute!

Photos: Another 159 stranded Nigerians repatriated from Libya

Libyan authorities on Thursday flew a total of 159 Nigerian migrants stranded in Libya, in the second voluntary repatriation operation. This comes after 162 stranded Nigerians whose bid were to travel to Europe from Libya were all flown back to Nigeria last month. The Nigerians, pictured in tracksuits and sneakers, were driven to the airport near the Libyan capital in two buses.

Jesus tomb in Jerusalem reopens after $4m restoration (Photos)

A team of scientists and restorers have completed the restoration of Jesus tomb in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, at a cost of $4million. The restoration work, held up for more than 200 years, took only nine months to be completed. The tomb site is a cave where Roman Catholics and Orthodox Catholics believe Jesus was entombed and then was resurrected. It lies beneath a shrine called the Aedicule.

Check out wedding banner of man set to marry two brides on same day

A wedding banner has gone viral and it's not because of how cute the couple look, but because It involves a man getting married to two women at once. In fact, these ones can't be called couple again because they are more than two. One bride looks excited, the other doesn't look happy at all. Their wedding is in two days time and it will take place in Isoko south, Delta state.

Kardashians planning an animated tv series featuring the whole family

The Kardashian family are planning to expand their wealth with an animated TV series which will feature the whole family except Caitlyn Jenner. According to TMZ, Kim had a meeting with Harvey Weinstein's company in Los Angeles to pitch the idea. Read TMZ report below:

Olajumoke working with Clarence Peters, Patoranking and Toofan on a new project (Photos)

Bread seller turned model, Jumoke Orisaguna, took to her Instagram page to share photos with Patoranking, Clarence Peters and Togolese pop duo, Toofan working on a new project. More photos after the cut...

Photos: Newborn baby found in a basket abandoned on the street

This innocent newborn baby was found Friday morning by a passerby in Thailand. He was wrapped in blankets and placed in a plastic basket. Another photo after the cut..

Friday, 24 March 2017

"Allah will give you something better" Supposed brother of woman who accused best friend of snatching her fiance says

Earlier today, a Nigerian woman Aisha Laah from Kaduna and a graduate of Bayero University Kano, took to Instagram to accuse her close friend, Farida Bashir of snatching her fiance, Junaidu Usman Abubakar.
One Ismaeel who claimed to be the sister of the scorned woman took to Facebook to show his support while urging her to move on.

Angela Simmons still engaged?

Reality star Angela Simmons announced her engagement to Sutton Tennyson last year after announcing she was pregnant. She had her baby 6 months ago but it doesn't look like her engagement is still on. In recent photos, Angela is not wearing her engagement ring and has stopped posting photos of Sutton online.

I wish efforts by Dino Melaye enemies to verify his certificate can be applied to verifying the certificate of a certain powerful man- Reno Omokiri

As he shared on his twitter page. See another tweet after the cut..

Choi! Tiny drags T.I's alleged side chick on instagram

There were rumours some weeks ago that married rapper T.I was dating instagram model, Bernice Burgos, who came into limelight after dating Drake. T.I.'s wife Tiny acknowledged the hook-up after a fan offere her condolences about her husband and Bernice hooking-up. In response, Tiny dragged the Bernice...check on that after the cut...

Tonto Dikeh pictured with wife of Kebbi state governor after a meeting

Nollywood Actress, Tonto Dikeh took to social media to share a photo of her with the wife of Kebbi state governor, Hajiya Aisha Atiku Bagudu of Mallpai foundation alongside other NGO founders.

Metropolitan Police release mugshot of Westminster terror attacker Khalid Masood

Officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command investigating the Westminster attack have released an image of Khalid Masood. Below is a statement issued by the police:
To provide clarity, Khalid Masood has previously gone by the names of Adrian Elms and Adrian Russell Ajao. He may also be known by a number of other names.

Photos from Betty Irabor's 60th birthday cruise in Lagos

Editor in Chief and Publisher of Genevieve Magazine, Mrs Betty Irabor, had a boat cruise in Lagos today. This was to celebrate her 60th birthday with friends. See more photos after the cut.

The Selfmade Woman Conference is for every woman who wants to attend!

The Selfmade Woman Conference taking place on April 22nd is for every woman, not only women who have succeeded in their various fields of endeavour. We want women like that to attend definitely but we are more interested in women with dreams, hopes and aspirations of starting their own businesses one day, women who are already in business but need guidance and more motivation and women who work in the corporate world and want to learn how to climb the ladder of success. So, this conference is for every woman, irrespective of your status, success or job description.

Date once again is Saturday April 22nd. Time is 10am. Attendance is totally free. More details later.

Meet another recipient of the 2016/17 'I'd Rather Be Selfmade' project

This is Ekwe Ginikachi Jennifer,she's 24 yearsold from Imo State. She is a Medical Laboratory Scientist with a B.MLSc from Babcock University. Her business name is "Jaunty hair cream" and they specialize in making hair products. Ginika writes;
"I developed a deep passion for creating beauty by formulating hair products because of the constant compliments I received on the length and richness of my own hair.

Check out Eminem's daughter who is now so grown you could take her for his girlfriend

Eminem's little girl is not so little anymore. The award winning rapper has made reference to his daughter, Hailie Scott, in a number of his songs and was fond of sharing photos of her when she was little. Now she's grown and shares her photos herself.

Suicide: RRS stops textile dealer from jumping into the Lagoon (photos)

Shortly after the report of Mrs. Abigael Ogunyinka who was rescued by fishermen in Lagos Lagoon early Friday morning, another woman was today prevented at about 11:25 a.m from leaping into the Lagoon by the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos state Police Command.

The lady, Taiwo Momoh, 58, a textile dealer in Lagos Island, had put off her shoes and was wrapping her dress around her when men of RRS 226 prevented her from jumping.

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President Buhari orders Police IG to end the crisis in Ile-Ife and Zaki-Biam

President Buhari met with the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris today where he gave a marching order to security agencies in Nigeria to immediately put an end to incidences of crisis present in some parts of the country.  

Speaking to Journalists after a the meeting with President Buhari at the State House, Abuja, police IG, Idris said it was untrue that the crisis in Benue and Osun States were related to religion or ethnicity.  

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