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Saturday, 23 May 2015

Photos: Lagos Chief Judge's daughter weds in Lagos

Femi, the daughter of Honorable Justice Funmilayo Atilade, the Chief Judge of Lagos state married her man, Tosin at a Royal Ascot-themed wedding in Lagos today May 23rd. Congrats to them. More photos after the cut...

Let's zoom into Amber Rose's face for a minute...(photos)

Amber pictured yesterday hosting a gig in Las Vegas. Does her face look like..maybe...she had botox or some kind of cosmetic surgery? Or maybe it's the make-up that made her face look so tight?

Photos from actress Ashionye Raccah's baby shower

Here are some photos from a surprise baby shower thrown for actress, Ashionye Raccah who is expecting her second child with husband, Carl Raccah. Congrats to her. See more pics after the cut..

Diddy releases a photo of his three daughters praying...

Diddy shared a sweet photo of his twin daughters 8 year old D'Lila Star and Jessie James and his 8 and half year old daughter Chance, (centre) praying together. Kim Porter gave birth to D'Lila and Jessie just 5 months after Sarah Chapman gave birth to Chance.

Photos: See what heavy rain did to houses at an estate in Lekki

Here are some photos of what happened this morning at Northern Foreshore Estate in Lekki, along Chevron drive, Lagos. Heavy rain damaged people's buildings. Thank goodness we don't have natural disasters in this part of the world. See more photos after the cut...

Photos: Pilot turns off plane and ask passengers to disembark

The pilots of an unidentified airline turned off their plane and asked all passengers to disembark from plane this night. The crew of the plane came down themselves and later said it was due to safety / weather concerns. Twitter user, Arit Okpo shared the photos online. More photos after the cut...

Judge gives armed robbers light sentence because he feels 3year old victim is ‘racist’

A black judge in Kentucky has given two home invaders and armed robbers probation because he feels that their 3 year old white toddler/victim is 'racist' because in her victim statement the little girl said she is now afraid of black people after they broke into her home and threatened her with a gun.

Louisville Judge Olu Stevens attacked the tiny white toddler and her parents for their 'racism' calling the little girl’s statement 'disturbing' while at the same time excusing the actions of the criminals who traumatized her.

Toolz shares sexy photos of herself as she holidays with her boo in Dominican Republic

The popular OAP and her boyfriend Tunde Demuren are currently holidaying in Paradisus Palma Real In Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The life! See more photos after the cut...

Photos of NDLEA operatives at Kashamu's residence

NDLEA operatives seen today just beside Kashamu's building. They have been there all day. More photos after the cut...

Zedi Feruzi - the leader of Burundi's opposition party shot dead today

It's getting serious in Burundi. The leader of a Burundian opposition party was shot dead today Saturday May 23rd along with his bodyguard, following weeks of anti-government unrest.

Zedi Feruzi was the head of the Union for Peace and Development (UPD) and was walking home with a bodyguard in Bujumbura's Ngagara district when he was attacked by gun wielding men.

An AFP reporter at the scene saw the bloodied bodies of both Feruzi and a police bodyguard lying outside the house soon after the shooting.

Sammy Hosts Praiz, Banky W, Sound Sultan, Lynxxx At Charity Acoustic Night

On May 16, 2015, X3M Music co-hosted a Charity Acoustic Night along with Kanu Heart Foundation to raise awareness for children with heart defect. Headlined with a musical performance by one of the record label’s artiste - Nigerian R&B singer Sammy, the event also featured performances from Sound Sultan, Praiz, Banky W, Simi, D-Truce, Lynxxx, Lami Phillips, Aramide and a few others. See the photos after the cut...

Press statement from NDLEA on Buruji Kashamu's house arrest

Read the press statement below...
Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on May 23rd, 2015 placed Senator-elect Buruji Kashamu from Ogun State under house arrest. This is sequel to a formal request for extradition received from the Embassy of the United States of America pending his arraignment before the Federal High Court on Monday, May 25th.
Kashamu has been a target of both the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for over 20 years and was indicted in the Northern District of Illinois, United States on charges brought against him by ICE.

Arik Air and MTN Nigeria operations also affected by fuel scarcity

MTN sent out a notice stating that they have low diesel supply and if they don't receive diesel within the next 24 hours, the network will be seriously degraded and customers will feel the impact. Meanwhile, Arik have cancelled most flights...

Radio stations in Lagos shutting down early due to fuel scarcity

This is very serious. Radio stations in Lagos are shutting down programs and leaving early due to fuel scarcity. Another photo after the cut..

Buruji Kashamu placed under house arrest

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency says embattled Senator elect, Buruji Kashamu is now under house arrest until he appears in court on Monday May 25th when legal proceedings for his extradition to the US for drug related charges will commence.
"The Agency has commenced extradition procedures against Senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu, in line with the laws of country. He has been in contact with his attorneys and will appear in court on Monday,” Ahmadu Giade, NDLEA’s Chairman said in a statement released this evening.
Meanwhile the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Adoke Mohammed this afternoon said the US had officially requested for the extradition of Buruji from Nigeria to the US. The Minister said the siege laid at Mr Buruji's house by NDLEA officials today is in accordance with the laws of the land.

Is this not torture? (photo)

Unfortunately, some African mothers still force feed their children this way. This practice - I think - needs to be phased out.

FFK kicks against granting amnesty to Boko Haram members

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has kicked against the call by some elders asking Buhari to grant amnesty to Boko Haram members when he assumes power.

Olu Jacob speaks on what has kept him attracted to wife of 30years, Joke Sylva

In a new interview, veteran actor, Olu Jacob spoke on what has kept him interested and attracted to his wife of over 30 years, veteran actress Joke Sylva. According to him, his wife never goes out without him having the last word on her dressing. He says he's his wife's last mirror.
 "She has not let go. She has not let go her loving and charming self. She still makes her hair, does her make-up, dresses well and still looks beautiful. That is the staying power. I am her last mirror. My wife does not go out without my last comment. After dressing up and looking at herself in the mirror, she still believes in me. She turns to me and asks how she looks every time she has an event and I just look at her and tell her she is smashing" he told the Nation.

20 more women and children rescued from Sambisa forest by Army

The Nigerian military has rescued 20 more women and children from Sambisa foest. According to a statement by the defence headquarters, the women and children were rescued during its ongoing offensive in the forest yesterday May 22nd. Scores of terrorist were also killed during the operation. The statement signed by Defence spokesperson, Gen Chris Olukolade reads in part;
"Despite continuous encounter with large number of land mines, which still litter the Sambisa Forest, troops have forged ahead with the ongoing offensive operations as scores of the terrorists died in the assault on their bases on Friday. A total of 20 women and children were rescued at the end of the Friday operation.

Orijin’s Indelible Signature Dots Lagos Landscape, Unveils Africa’s Largest Drum At National Arts Theatre.

Recall the large Drum that was spotted at the National Arts Theater a couple of days ago? Well, it turns out to be the Largest Drum in Africa and owned by Orijin. Orijin have done this as way of contributing to the growth of Arts and Culture in Nigeria. An official unveil ceremony is scheduled for Saturday the 23rd of May and its set to be the next biggest thing to happen at the National Arts Theater in a while.

2face and his wife Annie Idibia cozy up in new photo

2face shared the photo on instagram. 15 years and counting! May God continue to keep them..

Photos: Buhari meets British PM David Cameron in London

 
Nigeria's president-elect Buhari met with British Prime Minister, David Cameron in Downing Street, central London today May 23rd. See more photos after the cut...

Buruji Kashamu threatens suicide if NDLEA enters his home?

 Sounds unbelievable but that's what Sahara Reporters is reporting. See below..
SaharaReporters has learned that Senator-elect Buruji Kashamu has barricaded himself in the master bedroom of his Ogun State residence, as Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency agents surround his home. Mr. Kashamu spoke briefly with a SaharaReporters correspondent and said that he would kill himself if anyone entered his home. The stand-off has been ongoing for several hours and Mr. Kashamu has not returned our calls as of recent minutes." See more tweets from SR after the cut...

Singer Kcee hawks on the streets of Lagos once again (photos)

Yesterday Limpopo singer Kcee sold recharge cards along major roads in Lagos (see here). He changed his clothes and went back to the streets to sell another product. The singer explains why he's doing this. See that and plenty more photos after the cut...

New Music: NinoBarz - What You want

Ninobarz a young, vibrant and talented undergraduate student of Igbinedion university, Okada. He is said to be the heir to the throne so far as Igbo indigenous rap is concerned.born on the 22nd of may 1996. He debuts into the music industry with this amazing fusion of afro/dancehall tune produce by potter. Listen and share your thoughts...NinoBarz_What_You_Want.mp3

JLo, her crop top, skinny jeans & shoes (with its price tag) step out in LA

The singer, dancer, actress and mother of two was spotted out in Beverly Hills yesterday in a pair of skinny jeans, a black turtleneck crop top and Casadei pumps which still had its price tag on it. This woman can dress fire. More photos after the cut...

Photos of a secondary school in Port Harcourt

This is a JSS 2 classroom at Oginigba secondary school in Trans Amadi, Port Harcourt. More photos after the cut...

Kashamu: NDLEA executes illegal abduction plot, lay seige to his Lagos residence - aide

Press release from Kashamu's media aide, Austin Oniyorkor. Read below...
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency(NDLEA) this morning (Saturday,23rd May, 2015) at about 4:30am surrounded the Lekki Phase 1, Lagos residence of Prince Buruji Kashamu to allegedly effect his arrest following a purported extradition request from the US.
This latest onslaught is a confirmation of the alleged plot to illegally abduct him in spite of the pending suit against this illegality. As a matter of fact, the court has ordered parties in the matter including the NDLEA to maintain status quo until judgment is delivered on Wednesday 27th May 2015.

Photos: Mary J Blige spotted in Cannes

A lot of celebs from around the world are currently in Cannes, France for the film festival. Ms Blige was spotted out and about in white shorts and top in the city as paparazzi and fans chased her around.

Pres. Jonathan, VP Sambo, ministers to travel abroad after May 29

According to a report by Punch, President Jonathan, VP Namadi Sambo and many ministers will travel out of the country shortly after the May 29 inauguration of a new government.

Jonathan is supposedly traveling abroad for what he calls 'a much deserved rest' while Sambo is planning to travel to London on May 31, two days after the inauguration of Buhari to also rest.

Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, will reportedly return to the US while Mrs.Diezani Allison-Madueke, has already travelled out of the country. She left Nigeria for London yesterday but will return next week and will travel out again before the inauguration.

Photo: NDLEA officials pictured at Buruji Kashamu's Lekki home...

According to the guy who tweet the photo, the cars in the photo belong to the NDLEA and that's the Lekki home of the senator-elect. The officials had stormed his home early this morning to effect his arrest and extradition to the US on alleged drug charges.

Jahbless releases artwork/tracklist for 'IAmMe album + drops new single 'Modi'

The JE Record artiste originally made the announcement via his Instagram page. He also released another hit single off the album title Modi featuring Seriki and Small doctor.

IAmMe album will be Jahbless's third album. The album features artistes like Iceprince, Oristefemi, Reminisce, Vector, Olamide, CDQ, Small Doctor, Lil kesh, Kiss Daniel, Lamboginny, Jozie, Ceeboi, Dnot and Producers like producers like Tee-Y Mix, Kriz Beat, Taleen beats, Bbanks and Rhymebaba with an official listening party on the 28th of May @bheerhugz cafe, Ikeja City Mall, Alausa.

Mother found pushing dead 3year old boy on swing in Maryland park

A Maryland mother was found early yesterday Friday May 22nd pushing her dead 3-year-old boy on a park swing, according to US police. Officers responded to a call around 7 a.m. to check on a woman who witnesses said had been pushing a child for hours on a swing at Wills Memorial Park in La Plata, Washington, D.C., said Charles County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Diane Richardson.

One witness told deputies she found it strange that the woman had been pushing the child for an unusually long period of time, possibly since the day before, Richardson said.

Woman and her young daughter kidnapped in Oyo state (photo)

According to a broadcast sent out this morning, this woman and her young daughter are missing
Mrs Adeniran Opeyemi and her daughter; Oyinkansola Adeniran (aka: Mummy Matthew and Oyin baby) were kidnapped yesterday night (22nd May) around 8pm at their residence; Plot 4, Lodi 2, Apooyin street, Lodi 2, Academy, Odo-ona Elewe, Ibadan Oyo state, in an Ash colour golf 3 Reg no: FKJ 238 BD. Pls we need your assistance.
Please call any of these numbers if u have any information about about them .08053455500,08055053709,08056099750, 08074555988,0803 466 5167

Pharrell Williams finally beginning to look his age? (photos)

The rapper, songwriter and music producer is 42 years old (or older) but for years he looked like a man in his 30s. He was spotted in Cannes, France this week finally looking his age...but still cute!

Osun worker attempted suicide: Family denies report, says its unconnected with unpaid salary

Press statement I received. Read below...
Family members of Mr. Femi Owolabi who reportedly attempted suicide in Ibokun, Obokun Local Government Area of Osun State have denied the report by the Punch Newspaper that the incident was in connection with unpaid salaries. They said the incident was a family affairs, just as they noted that the newspaper goofed by mentioning the name as Ojo Owolabi.

Liberty American School, Ghana: Prepare your child for the future

‘Train a child in the way he should go and when he grows he won’t depart from it’ This old maxim is becoming more poignant in this generation as we grapple with lost values in a world though complex is becoming a global village each passing day. The need to prepare our children for a better tomorrow is getting more tasking; this is why the Liberty American School East-Legon, Accra Ghana is the best avenue to set your kids on the best foundation of Christ, Excellence and Community.

'Go Ye Well, President Jonathan' - Dele Momodu writes farewell letter to GEJ

Journalist and Ovation magazine publisher Dele Momodu writes his final note to outgoing president Jonathan in his Pendulum column on ThisDay. Read what he wrote below and share your opinion..
Our dear President, please permit me to write my last epistle to you as our leader and Commander-in-Chief. By this time next week, I expect you to have flown back to Yenagoa via Port Harcourt. How I wish I could have the opportunity of being on that last trip, not to mock you but to capture your swinging moods in those few moments of realising that the end has come eventually. I would love to know how many of your big friends would take the pain to follow you or if most would abandon you to your fate and move on pronto to the new brides.

They say these girls are the world's hottest twins & they're Africans (photos)

Seen any twin sisters hotter than these two? Brandi and Brittany Fay'E are from Eritrea but live in the US. They both have DDD breasts, smalls waists and 36inch butts and they are say it's natural. Natural or not, these girls are hot. Heard about them and went to their instagram pages for their photos. Continue to see them...

Photos from the fight at Conoil Filling station in Ketu this morning

One of the staff of Conoil filling station opposite Apostolic church in Ketu, Lagos and a customer fought each other this morning. According to eyewitnesses, the fuel attendant, while trying to chase people away from the filling station, attacked this particular customer with a big gallon, and left him with a gash on his face. Others around had to take him to a corner to attend to his wounds as he was said to be bleeding from his nose and mouth. What fuel scarcity is causing in Nigeria...

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