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Saturday, 23 August 2014

Pics: GEJ on the phone encouraging U20 Falconets to go for gold tomorrow

President Jonathan, who is currently in Germany, is pictured above speaking on the phone with Nigeria's U20 Falconets who are participating in the 2014 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in Montreal, Canada.

The footballers will be playing against their German counterparts tomorrow August 24th in the finals of the football tournament.

In the phone conversation, President Jonathan acknowledged that the Falconets have done very well to reach the finals, urged them to beat Germany and promised them a heroine welcome. Continue...

Photos from gospel singer, Sonnie Badu's white wedding

One of Ghana's leading gospel acts, Sonnie Badu, married to his beautiful girlfriend, Ann Marie-Davies today August 23rd in Northumberland, London. Continue to see some photos from the lovely wedding...

What love is...according to Rita Dominic

I agree...:-)

Beyonce performing full album at the VMAs tomorrow?

According to new reports, Beyonce will be performing her entire album at this year's MTV Video Music Awards which will hold tomorrow…

From Love B. Scott
Lovebscott.com just got word exclusively that Beyoncé is planning to perform her entire visual album with a show-stopping 15-minute set during this Sunday’s show.
Has anyone ever done an entire-album medley? According to MTV Exec Amy Doyle — nope. “Beyoncé’s performance is very ambitious,” she said. I don’t think anyone’s tried this before. We’re expecting this to go down in VMAs history.”

Oh wow! Check out actress Rukky Sanda's birthday cake

Rukky Sanda turned a year older today...and that's the cake she celebrated it. Awesome! See another pic after the cut...

There is an epidemic of single mothers out there - Ali Baba says

In this piece he titled Singleton, comedian Alibaba expressed his thoughts on the challenges single mothers in Nigeria face and how they can overcome these challenges. Find the incisive piece below
Singleton
Every now and then, I meet and get messages, from ladies, who either lost their jobs, widowed, pregnant and no job, the guy who impregnated them absconded, or is around but doesn't give a hoot, or working but can't meet the financial demands of raising kids on their own, or the guy agreed to having the babies and to support with their upkeep... But things happened and he couldn't come through with the promised support. Continue

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde shares more family vacation photos..

Omotola and her family are still on holiday in South Africa. See more photos after the cut...

Photos: Nuhu Ribadu formally declares for PDP in Adamawa

Mallam Nuhu Ribadu who recently defected from the APC to PDP today declared openly for the ruling party in Adamawa state. He was received at the party secretariat by PDP officials and faithfuls. See another photo after the cut...

Ebola: British National test positive in Sierra Leone as Ivory Coast closes its border

A British national residing in Sierra Leone has tested positive to the deadly Ebora virus. According to a statement released by the British Department of Health, medical experts were assessing the situation 'to ensure that appropriate care is delivered". The statement also added that Consular assistance is being provided to the Briton.

The Deputy Chief Medical Officer of the Department of Health, Professor John Watson said;
"The overall risk to the public in the UK continues to be very low. Medical experts are currently assessing the situation in Sierra Leone to ensure that appropriate care is provided. We have robust, well-developed and well-tested NHS systems for managing unusual infectious diseases when they arise, supported by a wide range of experts."
Meanwhile, Ivory Coast has closed its land borders with Liberia and Guinea, two countries strongly hit by the deadly virus. The closure was announced today August 23rd.

Nick Cannon's father gets dragged for exploiting Nick & Mariah's divorce news

Last night Nick Cannon's father, James Cannon, posted some relationship questions on his Facebook wall that hit a little too close to home considering his son's impending divorce from Mariah Carey.

When Mariah fans who felt he was referring to her dragged Mr Cannon for his post, he claimed the questions came from a book he wrote three years ago and had nothing whatsoever to do with his son and daughter-in-law's crumbling relationship. See the questions and what he wrote afterwards...

16 year old Nigerian student found dead hours after collecting his GCSE result

16 year old Nigerian Student Temidayo Joseph (pictured above) was found dead yesterday morning just hours after he collected his GCSE exam results.

His school, Ockendon Academy, in Essex, UK, announced his demise in a statement on their website yesterday and commiserated with his family over the loss of the promising footballer and athlete.

Management of the school said he'd been to school on Thursday to collect his results and didn't look troubled. The circumstances of Temidayo's death are not yet known but it is not being treated as suspicious. May his soul rest in peace...amen. Continue

P-Square release hot new photos...

In anticipation of their 6th studio album, Peter and Paul Okoye, better known as P-Square, just released new hot photos of themselves. This Peter guy is sexy sha! Continue to see more pics.

2face Idibia loses dad to Cancer

2face Idibia's father, Michael Idibia, died today August 23rd after a battle with prostate cancer. May his soul rest in peace...Amen.

Native Filmworks announces 'A Place In The Stars'

Native Filmworks Limited, one of Nigeria’s pioneer Film & TV Company and Producers of narrative feature, “A Place in the Stars” hosted an Industry Announcement to unveil its first feature film on Wednesday, 20th August 2014 at Freedom Park, Old Prison Ground - Broad Street, Lagos Island, Lagos State. Continue...

I am not running for Governor - Atiku Abubakar says

Former Vice President Atiku Abukar took to his Facebook wall to debunk recent reports that he's planning to contest as Governor of Adamawa state...

"I don't whore around' Jennifer Lopez opens up on sex life

Despite what many of you think, Jennifer Lopez says she doesn't sleep around. Speaking about her sex life since her split from toyboy Casper Smart, J.Lo, 45, told Chelsea Handler on Chelsea Lately that she likes being in a relationship and has been celibate since her split
"I like being in a relationship. I'm not one to like whore around and stuff like that - that's not my thing. I just go on a connection with a person, you know what I mean? I don't really plan things out, they just happen. Maybe, I need to plan better?"
Meanwhile looks like she's reconciled with Casper, who she broke up with in June after reports that he cheated on her with a transgender. They were spotted togther in LA on Monday.

Pics: Lagosians challenge military officers for driving against traffic

This happened this morning somewhere in Lagos, someone cced me on Twitter. Well done citizens :-)

Photo: police arrest armed robbery accomplice after 10 years of evading arrest

The Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, has arrested a 33 year man identified as Obina Okoli who is described as a notorious receiver of stolen goods and a key financier and recruiter of hijackers who terrorize major highways  in Lagos and other parts of  the country.
Obinna, who had evaded arrest for 10 years was finally arrested recently at his home in Onitsha, Anambra state. Police reports say Obinna received over 80% of all hijacked or diverted goods in Lagos and other adjoining  states from 2003 to 2014. He's also said to have sponsored and maintained over 50 different gangs of armed robbers, including military personnel, who he'd used in perpetuating his criminal activities. Continue...

Bukky Wright's son, OJayy, releases hot debut single "Lori Aye Mi"

Seems like talents definitely runs in this family, as we introduce an upcoming artist and son of Nollywood award winning actress, Bukky Wright. OJayy, real name Olugbenga Jerry Amu-Wright brings to you his fresh hot debut single "Lori Aye mi", which is a juju style beat with a modern styled twist, Lori Aye Mi does create a unique and exciting sound, produced by H.O.B. Ojayy is signed on "Barcodes Music Group" (BCMG) and is definitely one to look for. Listen to the song below...

MBGN Tourism 2014 queen shows off hot bikini body

Chinyere Adogu is the 2014 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2nd runner up and MBGN Tourism queen 2014. She may not have curves like 'dem Kim K and co...but she still holds her own. Hot bod!

Dear LIB readers: I had 4 abortions for my man without telling him

From a female LIB reader
Hi Libers, I'm 27 years old and I've been dating a married man for 3 years. And in that 3 years I've had 4 abortions, which I never told my boyfriend about, so in his heart of hearts he thinks I've been very careful hence no pregnancy palava for him. I think that's the main reason he loves me so much and he's taking good care of me. 
Just found out a few weeks back that I was pregnant again, I've begged God to stop giving me these pregnancies until I'm ready, Cos I'm tired of aborting.
So he came to my house as usual and for the first time ever I told him about my current pregnancy. Continue..

Who rocked the denim look: Rihanna vs Kim Kardashian?

Rihanna wore it first...but who cares? Question is; who wore it better?

Question for the guys...

What's your favourite sex position and why? Ladies, get ready for the answer...

Solid Star Gives me Goose bumps’ – Tiwa Savage

Not too long ago, Mavin Records first lady, Tiwa Savage was in the studio to record a song with Solid Star titled ‘Baby Jollof’.
The Pop queen took to Instagram to confess her admiration for the super talented singer. She also shared a video of the recording session where she gushed about how talented Solid Star is and how working with him gave her goosebumps

DSS warns of planned suicide bombing by women dressed in Catholic sisters attire

The Department of State Services has raised alarm over fears that some female suicide bombers are planning to carry out bombing attacks in Nigeria while dressed in Catholic Reverend Sisters attire.

According to a press statement signed by the Deputy Director Public Relations of the DSS Marilyn Ogar, some unidentified persons stormed a local tailoring store in Odutola street in the Sabongari area in Kano state on Wednesday August 20th and stole 13 pieces of Catholic Reverend sisters attire.

The DSS says with the recent increase in female suicide bombings, the stealing of the attires calls for great concern. The DSS called on all Nigerians to be extra vigilant and observant of anyone wearing such regalia. Find the press statement after the cut...

Chibok girls: Parents want case closed, say funeral rites already performed

Four long months after over 200 girls were taken from their school in Chibok, Borno State, the Nigerian government have not been able to find them ...and now their parents want the case closed and have asked the Federal government to just help bring back their daughters corpses. Some of the parents said after missing for four months, they already presumed the girls are no longer alive and have performed their funeral rites according to their custom.

The parents position was made known yesterday August 22nd at the #Bringbackourgirls advocacy group daily sit-out meeting for the rescue of the missing girls at Unity Fountain, Abuja. The Chairman of the Chibok community told the #BBOG group that all the parents want at this time is for the bodies of the girls to be returned to them so they can be given proper burial.

'We’re expecting Tinubu, El-Rufai, their godfathers to join Jonathan' - Reuben Abati

In this explosive interview with Tribune, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati says he owes no one any explanation for working with the present administration, adding that his belief in the leadership of Jonathan was what made him decide to serve in his govt.

Abati also stated that most of his critics, one of whom even referred to him one time as a product of same sex marriage (FFK), have ended up in the GEJ led administration. He says they are now waiting for the likes of Oby Ezekwesili, Nasir El Rufai, Dino Melaye, Bola Tinubu and their 'Northern godfathers' to also 'see the light and allow the light set them free'. Find his interview after the cut..

Kim K and her daughter North step out in matching ripped denim

Kim and her one year daughter North West both spotted rocking ripped denim as they took a stroll in La Jolla, San Diego, California with mama Kris Jenner this past Wednesday. North, who was wearing super stylish ripped jeans, made her first public steps and the paparazzi was there to capture the moment. See more photos after the cut...

Watch Pere Carter's Landed Property video and win prizes

Pere Carter, one of Nigeria’s fastest rising star, signed under Tadok Productions has released the video for his single Landed-Property, Produced by Black Jersey. Watch above...

Friday, 22 August 2014

Photos: Naval Pilot who died in the Airforce helicopter crash buried

Late Flight Lieutenant Onyeka Nwakile, the Naval Pilot who died in the Air Force Mi-35 Helicopter crash on July 21st in Bama, Borno, was laid to rest at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja today.

Present at the burial ceremony were High Commanding Naval officers, family members and close friends. May his soul rest in peace..amen.

Chef cooking snake dies after cobra bites him - 20 minutes after head was cut off

How this happened is beyond me. A snake that already had its head chopped off, bites the chef trying to cook it and kills him. Full report below...
A chef preparing a dish from cobra flesh died when the snake's head bit him - 20 minutes after it was cut off.
Victim Peng Fan had been preparing a special dish made from the Indochinese spitting cobra, a rare delicacy in Asia where eating snakes is commonplace.
But when he went to throw the serpent's severed head into the waste bin, it bit him - injecting him with its fast acting venom.
Police say Mr Peng died before he could be given life saving anti-venom in hospital.

Brand new video: Kcee - 'Ogaranya' feat. Davido

Five Star Music brings you the visual for the anticipated single for 'Ogaranya' off Kcee's 'The Take Over' album. 'Ogaranya' shot by Godfather sees two of the biggest African acts adorned in traditional attire as they perform in their colourful, crispy clear video. Enjoy...

Ondo State governor, Mimiko, decamps from Labour Party to PDP

Ondo state governor, Olusegun Mimiko is the latest politician to decamp from his party to the ruling party. The PDP is Ondo state today August 22nd confirmed that the governor has now joined their party, decamping from the Labour Party. The governor made his defection known to his cabinet members and close political associates at a meeting held at the government house in Akure the state capital. Mimiko came into power on the platform of the Labour Party.

NSCDC boss escapes assasination by police inspector

Read the police press statement below
The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to a press release issued, Friday, 22nd August, 2014 by the spokesperson of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), CSC Emmanuel Okeh, in which he alleged that an unnamed Police Inspector single-handedly “attempted to open fire” on the Commandant-General of the NSCDC, Ade Abolurin and over 200 of his committee members, including representatives of the “Nigerian Army, EFCC, ICPC and office of the Attorney-General of the Federation among others.” Continue...

Meet the 3 week old Nigerian baby who can already feed herself

At just 3 weeks old, baby Amara Chiedozie can hold her feeding bottle...and her mum, 20 year old student Onyi Chiedozie, claims she's been doing this since was just three days old. How is this even possible? Her mum explains;
‘When we were feeding, she started shaking, then she just grabbed the bottle. She was holding it by herself. We couldn’t believe it because babies don’t normally do it that young. I’m so shocked that I have been documenting it every day. It’s unbelievable.
"When she doesn’t want it she will push it away. She isn’t strong enough to throw it away, but she does push it, like she does with her dummy. If she is really hungry, she starts shaking. Then she will just grab the bottle as you give it to her.’ Continue...

Navy discharges black sailor for refusing to cut off her natural hair

This week, the U.S Navy announced that it was discharging Jessica Sims, an Africa American woman who has been a sailor for 12-years, for “failing to obey an order to cut off her natural hairstyle.”
The military has been under scrutiny for guidelines issued in March that critics believe were discriminatory toward African-American women. Those regulations “specifically forbid several hairstyles popular for black women who keep their hair natural, including twists, headbands, dreadlocks, or multiple braids that are larger than a quarter-inch.” A former U.S. Army Major, sharply criticized the regulations, noting they targeted “natural styles African American service women have been wearing for years.” Continue..

Pics: Film Made In Nigeria takes a giant leap as 75 graduate from Del-York Creative Academy

It’s nothing short of amazing what can be achieved when talents and passion come in contact with the right kind of training from great minds around the world. This is what happened recently in the Nigerian creative industry as it took a giant leap forward in just four weeks when 75 participants were put through a hands-on intensive workshop in different aspects of film making. Continue...

Photos: Minister of State for Foreign Affairs & Reno Omokri checking out LIB! Yay!!

You go, LIB! Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Nurudeen Mohammed and Special Assistant to President Jonathan on New Media, Reno Omokri, pictured checking out LIB today. So cool. See more photos after the cut..

Actor Idris Elba reportedly secretly married his baby mama

Looks like Idris Elba is off the market. According to new reports, Idris secretly married his baby mama, Naiyana Garth last month in the UK. Idris and make-up artist Naiyana, who is part Chinese/ part Caucasian, welcomed a son Winston in April this year. Idris also has an 11year old daughter, Isan from his ex-wife Dormowa Sherman.

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