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Saturday, 31 May 2014

Pics: Tiwa Savage & Teebillz dine with Annie & 2face at their home

 #ThingsMarriedCouples do. Tiwa Savage and her husband Teebillz had dinner with Annie and 2face at the Idibia home tonight and shared some pics on instagram. See more pics after the cut...

Photos: Kim and Kanye french kiss in public

Now they are behaving like newly weds. Kim and Kanye were photographed putting up a rare public of affection as they attended Kanye's stylist wedding today at Ploskovice Castle in Czech Republic. They even dressed alike in matching outfits. See more photos after the cut...

What happened to Basketmouth in Ghana (Watch)

Bisexual men in marriages - ladies opinion

I personally know a few men in this Lagos who are married but at the same time doing men. You will be shocked at who some of these men are. Now I'm thinking to myself if I know this dude is into men and I'm not that close to him, how in the world doesn't his wife know? She lives with him!

And then, there are women who know and still marry these men...or find out after they've married the men and still stay in the relationship...and you wonder...why? Look at this profile above...found on a gay dating site.

What's the number one reason why any woman would chose to be in a marriage with a bisexual man and even support his lifestyle?

I do not have a study report but the rate at which gay/bisexual men are getting married in this country either as a result of family pressure or just to live up to society norm is alarming. And yes, many of these women know and they chose to go along with it. Why? Would you marry a man who you know is bisexual? And if so, why?

Sudanese woman sentenced to death for apostasy 'to be freed'

The Sudanese Government today said it will free Mariam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman sentenced to death by hanging for denouncing her Islamic religion.

A Sudanese Under-secretary at the foreign ministry Abdullahi Alzareg said Sudan guaranteed religious freedom and was committed to protecting the woman. He said Meriam would be free from prison in a matter of days.
Meanwhile her lawyer, Elshareef Ali Mohammed has expressed reservations over the government's new position, saying they are just trying to divert international attention from the case and that he doubts she would be freed soon
"It’s a statement to silence the international media. This is what the government does. We will not believe that she is being freed until she walks out of the prison. If they were to release her, the announcement would come from the appeal court and not from the ministry of foreign affairs. But at least it shows our campaign to free Meriam is rattling them. We must keep up the pressure.” he said
Meriam gave birth to her second baby in prison on Tuesday May 27th.

Ebube Nwagbo & Rukky Sanda sexy and chic at Oge Okoye's event

Their colleague actress Oge Okoye launched her make-up line Crystal Glam today in Lagos and the sexy actresses were there to support her. The curves on Ebube though...is it body magic or real real? Amazing! See another pic after the cut...

Waje shows off sexy legs in short shorts!

It’s no secret Waje has been working on her weight for the past few months. Now it looks like the results are finally paying off. The singer was pictured walking down a staircase in short daisy duke shorts that showed off all the hardwork on her legs…

She also debuted a red hot new hair cut in the process. She shared these pics on her instagram page..

New song: Solemzo P - Roboto

Tse-Yeezy Records presents a fresh new tune from their fast rising artiste "Solemzo P" after the successful release of his first single Go Stupid featuring Terry G and the follow up single Trip To Malibu. Roboto is a heavy tune ready to hit the clubs and parties, produced by McVancebeatz. Enjoy

Exclusive photos of President Jonathan's daughter's honeymoon

President Jonathan's daughter Faith Sakwe married Godswill Osim Edward on April 12th and soon after went on their honeymoon. Well, I have some exclusive photos from their romantic trip. The couple traveled to Rio de Janiero, Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Venice, London and Dubai during their honeymoon. That's the life! See the photos after the cut...

Michael Essien 'o gi ni na fio?' Lol

The Ghanaian footballer posted this hot pic on his instagram page...Is that all him? #betterthingz..:-)

19-yr-old, who tested HIV-positive after she was gang-raped, seeks justice

Found this story on The Nation. So heartbreaking. Read below...
 Helen (surname withheld) will be 20 years on October 10. But she now bears a burden that is too heavy for her age. She was gang-raped in January this year and was diagnosed with HIV last month. Due to the heart-rending experience and the medical diagnosis that followed, the once cheerful and vivacious Helen now wears a long face as she carries with her the psychological burden of the experience.
After secondary school in 2008, Helen wanted to further her education, but being the fifth of 11 children comes with its own challenge. “Na the condition of no money, na im prevent me from going further,” said Helen when asked why she had not bothered to continue her education.

'Fuji music is very dangerous' - Singer Etcetera writes

Singer turned Punch Columnist Etcetera writes on why Fuji music is dangerous. Read below...
Fuji music and I got divorced at a street carnival on October 1st, 2010. I just couldn’t take it anymore and thought it best that we went our separate ways. I guess the feeling was mutual because that was the same day I recovered my sanity and my personal cool.
What would I become if I wasn’t aware of myself anymore? Unlike many adults, I have no stomach for music that makes me want to vandalize my home and for some crazy reasons; I have discovered that some fuji songs that are popular right now make you want to assess your mental state. The simple truth is one can’t remember any of such songs getting posted daily on blogs. I can only recognise a handful of artistes mentioned by some die-hard and unrepentant fanatics in my hood.

I Saved My Life And Left My Child To Die (Femme Lounge Stories)

A story written by Femme Lounge contributor. Read below
I was in the kitchen trying to make a fast dinner after a long day, when I heard gunshots at my front door. I ran out through the back door, climed on the tap attached to the wall, jumped over the fence and hid in the bushy uncompleted building beside my house. 
I could still hear gunshots from where I hid, clearly, the robbers were in my house. I was trembling were I was and couldn’t think straight until I heard my three year old daughter screaming mummy from a distance. I had put her to..continue...

Guess who?

Can you spot the Nigerian celeb in the pic above?

Hottie of the day: Stephen Damian

6"2 Stephen Damian is a model, actor and a personal trainer. He contested at the 2014 Mr Nigeria pageant. Hot bod!! See more photos after the cut...

Photo: Alpha beach overflow this morning

Here's a pic of the surrounding areas of Alpha Beach. There was a beach overflow this morning. Ocean View Estate is seriously effected including surrounding houses. Squatters around the beach have been rendered homeless. Are the people who live around this area in any danger...? Could it get worse than this? See more photos after the cut...

Julius Agwu and wife celebrate 6th wedding anniversary

Comedian Julius Agwu and wife Ibiere celebrates their 6th wedding anniversary today May 31. They got married on May 31st 2008 and are blessed with two kids, a girl and a boy. Congrats to them.

GlaxoSmithKline launches Horlicks at National Sickle Cell Centre

It was a packed house at the National sickle cell centre, Idi-Araba as GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare PLC, in furtherance of its mission to help more people feel better, do more and live longer, brought together Healthcare professionals to discuss nutritional gaps amongst Nigerians and sensitize them on how the newly formulated health food drink Horlicks helps to close these gaps. Continue...

'My issue with Ibinabo still stands' – Clarion Chukwura

Last week, we saw this pic of Clarion Chukwura with Ibinabo Fiberesima and Teco Benson and we assumed that all was well in Ibinabo/Clarion universe, but not so quick people. According to Clarion, her issues with the AGN president still stands. She explained how the pic came about and her surprise at seeing it on the internet.
"When I got the award, I came and met my team, the Royal Arts Academy, and we all hugged and took pictures. As I was going back to my seat, Ibinabo got up and hugged me and beckoned the photographers to take our picture. As I stepped away, Rita Dominic also got up and hugged me and also asked the press photographers to take our pictures.
“When we got to the airport, Teco Benson came to me and said he wanted to minister to me and he also beckoned to her and she came close. I told Teco that I didn’t have anything against Ibinabo. This is an AGN issue. We should be real about the issue. The following day, somebody called me and told me about the picture. I was surprised,” Clarion tells Punch

When flaming gay men turn straight and then have babies..

How did this happen? Lol. It's really a miracle when a flaming gay man, who has lived proudly as a gay man almost all his life turns straight and then have a baby with a woman. Who remembers Antoine Dodson? He's the gay guy who became an internet sensation back in 2010 when he famously helped his sister fend off an attempted rapist ... and told a reporter, "Hide ya kids, hide ya wife, hide ya husbands ... cause they rapin' everybody out here." lol. Y'all remember him?

Well, he's now a father. He announced on twitter yesterday that he and his girlfriend have welcomed a son...and proudly showed off his new family.

In 2013, Antoine announced that his religion 'Hebrew Israelite' had cured his 'gayness' and that he planned to have a family of his own. Well, it's happened. Halleluyah! :-). See more photos after the cut...

Update on Nigerian girl murdered in SA: Body to arrive Nigeria for burial on June 3rd

The body of 20 year old Naizi Evah from Edo state who was stabbed to death in her hostel at the Vaal University of Technology in South Africa willd arrive Nigeria on Tuesday June 3rd for interment, family sources have revealed. 
 
Her Zimbabwean boyfriend, who is the chief suspect in the murder, was earlier arrested by South African police but has been granted bail pending the outcome of investigations.
 
At a tribute ceremony in her honor at the University premises this week, friends were seen weeping as they shared their experiences with the deceased young lady. One of her friends, Ripfumelo Mukhavele said late Naizi and her boyfriend had a turbulent relationship as they were always breaking up and making up but they never suspected it would end like this. Niazi's elder brother, Michael Evah who was present at the tribute night for Naizi said a case has been filed with the South African police but is hoping that the case is not swept under the carpet.

Photos: The present state of Alpha Beach, Lekki

The famous Alpha Beach which used to be the go to place many years back is a mess right now. The sea is surging, everywhere is flooded and due to lack of drainage the waters not flowing out and people can no longer go there to have fun. This happens yearly but nothing is being done about it. Is there anything the government can do about it though? Continue to see more photos...

Congratulations to the 5th BMW X3 winner courtesy Johnnie Walker

Finally the wait is over and we have the fifth lucky winner who cruised home with a brand new BMW X3 yesterday thanks to Johnnie Walker.


The Grand Square, VI was buzzing as Johnnie Walker treated consumers to a nice time in its Step up to VIP lifestyle final promo.

Congratulations to the 5th Chief Abass Adesina Ibraheem and all the other lucky winners for stepping up to the VIP lifestyle, Johnnie Walker is really changing lives for the better. Continue...

Photo: Kanye West proudly shows off his wedding band

Kanye West proudly showed off his wedding ring designed by Lorraine Schwartz as he stepped out with wife Kim Kardashian in Prague yesterday.

Monalisa Chinda, Ini Edo, Desmond Elliot, Uche Jombo sign new endorsement deals

Leading Nollywood stars Monalisa Chinda, Ini Edo, Desmond Elliot and Uche Jombo, yesterday, signed mouth-watering endorsement deals as new ambassadors of the New Nation project at the Dukwe headquarters in Port Harcourt. 

Founded and sponsored by the Dukwe global organization, the Kill The Killer campaign is aimed at spearheading strategic campaigns against diabetes and high blood in the society. Continue to see more photos...

Photo: Tonto Dikeh at 'Musical Whisper' movie premiere last night

The actress looked lovely as she stepped out at a movie premiere held at Silverbird Galleria, Lagos last night. She was styled celebrity stylist Jeremiah Ogbodo of Swanky's Signatures Styling.

Friday, 30 May 2014

NY Police searching for Nigerian high school student who attempted suicide

Nigerian-American student Omotayo Adeoye (pictured above) went missing after attempting to commit suicide. Omotayo, a student of High School of Mathematics and Science, had attempted suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge Thursday afternoon May 29th around 3.30pm.

According to Sahara Reporters, New York Police say they were told by eye-witnesses that Omotayo jumped from the bridge and hit the Hudson River but astonishingly survived the jump as she was seen surfacing from the river shortly after jumping and then swimming towards the New York bank of the Hudson river. She hasn't been seen since then.

Police officials told SR that Adeoye is “still considered missing” and that their investigation in this case is ongoing.

Dammy Krane to perform at Nigerian Idol eviction party this Saturday

The Competition is almost over, yes, only 3 contestants left in the Nigerian Idol Season IV. This weekend, they will be down to 2. Who will be evicted tomorrow? My guess is as good as yours – very hard to tell at this stage.

For whoever leaves the competition, Etisalat has planned a big celebration to bid him or her farewell and guess what, Dammy Krane will be hosting the party this Saturday, at Ntyce Lounge, 1310 Karimu Kotun Street, Victoria Island. Continue...

Photos: Actress Angela Okorie shows off hot body in swimwear

The actress shared the photos on instagram. You go girl!!

'Prof. Dora Akunyili is not dead' - media aide refutes the rumours

The rumours of Professor Dora Akunyili's purported death has been really strong since yesterday but thankfully it's not true. Her media aide Isaac Ummuna took to her Facebook page this evening to refute the rumours. May she live long.

Fans slam Jessica Simpson's swimsuit pics

The 33 year old has lost a lot of weight since giving birth to her second baby. The singer and fashion mogul posted these pics on her instagram page showing off her weight loss and bikini body and many fans weren't impressed, with many saying she's not ageing well. I think she looks great...maybe just the legs because of the weight loss but everything else is banging...

New Video: P.R.E - Pick Pin

P.R.E returns with the visuals to his recently released single Pick Pin which appears to have been shot in New York City and directed by super director Sesan. Enjoy...

Press release: Terrorist attack on 3 Emirs' convoy in Borno today

Below is the official press release on the terrorist attack on three Borno Emirs' convoy this morning, posted by Presidential Spokesperson, Reuben Abati on his website this evening...
A band of terrorists today attacked a convoy of the Emirs of Gwoza, Uba and Askira who were travelling to Gombe for the funeral of the late Emir of Gombe.  Troops deployed in Garkida responded to the attack. The Emirs of Uba and Askira were secured while the body of Emir of Gwoza who died in the attack has been recovered.  Troops are currently on aggressive patrols along the entire route with a view to apprehending the perpetrators and keeping the area safe. 
Meanwhile, raids carried out by troops of the Special Task Force operating in the north-central part of the country have led to the  arrest of 23 members of armed gangs terrorizing the region.  The suspects including a hard drugs supplier were apprehended during raids on camps and criminal hideouts located in Bukuru, Jos South and Barkin Ladi general areas.  All the suspects are currently undergoing preliminary investigation before they will be handed over to appropriate prosecuting agency.

Ex-Lagos Governor, Sir Michael Otedola, Laid To Rest

Former Lagos state governor & father of billionaire businessman Femi Otedola, Sir Michael Otedola, who died May 6th, was buried today May 30th. His funeral mass held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Epe.

Guests included President Jonathan and his wife Patience Jonathan, Governor Babatunde Fashola and his wife Bimbola; Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Adeyemi Ikuforiji; former President Olusegun Obasanjo; Mallam Nuhu Ribadu; Aliko Dangote; Folorunsho Alakija; Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie; former governor Peter Obi; Abike Dabiri, former military Administrator of Lagos, Olagunsoye Oyinlola; Ministers for Culture and Tourism, Edem Duke and Agriculture, Dr. Akinwunmi Ayo Adesina. 

Children raped, forced to eat faeces in Indian school - police

The owner and manager of a children's boarding school in Maharashtra have been arrested after five minors said they were raped, forced to watch pornographic films and act them out with one another, police and charity workers said.

The children were made to eat faeces as a punishment if they did not comply.

The 52-year-old owner of the Chandraprabha Charitable Trust and his 30-year-old female manager were arrested on Monday after a police raid on the school in Karjat city. Continue...

6 upcoming artistes to rock Airtel One Mic on Democracy Day

Six students from three tertiary institutions in Ogun State will slug it out in Abeokuta on Thursday, May 29, at the finals of the on-going One Mic Tour, amusic talent-hunt sponsored by leading telecom service provider, Airtel Nigeria.
 
The students emerged victorious after scaling through a series of auditions which involved about 100 talented students from The Bells University Otta, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) and Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta (MAPOLY). Continue...

Kim and Kanye's wedding photo breaks instagram record

This pic of Kim and Kanye kissing at their wedding has broken Instagram record, with the highest number of likes of any pic on the social networking site. It has over 1.96m likes and was posted on Kim's instagram page. It breaks the previous record held by a pic of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez posted on Justin's instagram page. That pic had 1.8million views...

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