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Saturday, 13 June 2015

What's going on between Maje Ayida & Toke Makinwa?

Popular media personality Toke Makinwa is the number trending topic on Nigerian Twitter right now. There was a report earlier today that Toke's husband, Maje Ayida allegedly got his ex-girlfriend, a girl based in Calabar named Anita Solomon ,pregnant and she's off to the UK to birth the child. I don't know how true this is (I hope it's not) but it's got Twitter buzzing. See people's reactions after the cut

Photo: Buhari reads a national daily inside his presidential jet

...The one that reported about those who will most likely make his cabinet...

What is wrong with this picture? Lol

Comedian Funky Mallam has an opinion on the swimwear above and this he shared on Instagram. He wrote, 'Obviously fashion has gone satanic This designer and the model must be mentally retarded. How can a normal person call this a cloth in the name of fashion or style? This is diametrically against the ethics of fashion designing. This is the total definition of madness. Even a mad woman  would rain curses at the sight of this naked runway lunatic. The title of her chest is "Ala gi o da go".'

This man thinks we shouldn't celebrate celebs who have kids out of wedlock

Quite a number of Nigerian celebs have had a number of kids out of wedlock recently and some people seem to have an issue with it based on African culture, values, religion, etc. Is anything wrong with it if the child is going to be well catered for? Your thoughts.

Photos: Check out a street in Ajegunle after heavy downpour

These shocking photos show the condition of a Lagos street named Kojo in Ajegunle after heavy rainfall this week. Where did all the dirt come from, my goodness? See more photos after the cut...

Photos: Woman impregnated by Boko Haram member vows to keep pregnancy, alleges threat to life by kinsmen

A young lady identified as Um Haleema who was impregnated by a Boko Haram member while she was held captive by the sect for over a year has vowed to keep her 7 months pregnancy and birth her child despite widespread condemnation and threat from her kinsmen who feel it is unacceptable to keep the pregnancy. Speaking exclusively with CNN, Haleema said she was kidnapped when she was 16 years old and 'married off' to one of the sect members. She said while in the camp, she tried to escape but was caught.

See official photo of new Senate president, Bukola Saraki

Former governor, now Senate President.

Rapper Rick Ross bails out cell mates

On Wednesday June 10th, rapper Rick Ross was arrested in Georgia after drugs were found in his car. He was taken to a county jail and booked. In his good deed for the day when Rick bailed himself out, he also bailed out his cell mates.

Cuppy On A Mission - Nairobi, Kenya

If you missed this, watch DJ Cuppy as she DJ's at the Airtel Trace "Music Star" Grand Finale (judged by Akon), which took place in Kenya. Cuppy gave a fantastic performance and received a standing ovation for her performance at the show.

Cuppy was also the guest DJ at the after party and didn't fail to get the crowd-moving non-top for the duration of her set.

Stunning billionaire family: Femi Otedola and his girls (photo)

Billionaire businessman Femi Otedola pictured with his daughters DJ Cuppy and Temi (a Fashion, Beauty & Travel Blogger) who graduated from The American School, London today. And of course, don't forget their gorgeous mum.

More photos: Aisha Buhari & Dolapo Osinbajo meet mothers of missing Chibok girls

First Lady Aisha Buhari and wife of Vice President Dolapo Osinbajo met with some mothers of the missing Chibok girls yesterday June 12th. More photos after the cut...

Photos: VP Osinbajo visits H.I.D Awolowo, his grand mother-inlaw

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo recently visited his grand mother-in law, Chief Mrs H.I.D Awolowo, the wife of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo. Vice President Osinbajo is married to Dolapo Osinbajo who is the grand daughter of Chief H.I.D Awolowo. Mrs Osinbajo is the daughter of late Otunba Ayodele Olubusola Soyode (nee Awolowo), one of the Awolowo daughters. More photos after the cut

'The thunder that will fire you is doing press up' - Paul Okoye slams rumours P-Square no longer goes to church

There's an interview circulating online where claims were made that Peter & Paul Okoye claimed that they no longer attend Church. Well, Paul took to instagram to slam the report. See what he wrote after the cut...

3 men who trekked in honour of Atiku stranded in Yola, say they have no money to go back home

Lol. All these people they didn't send message! Shuo! Three men, Salihu Jibrin, Aliyu Adamu and Abubakar Suleiman who trekked to Yola, Adamawa state capital in honor of ex Vice President Atiku Abubakar say they are now stranded without money or place to stay as they have not been able to see their 'hero' since arriving Yola. One of the men, Salihu Jibrin who trekked for 38 days from Lagos to Yola says he is currently stranded without money to go back home
“I trekked for 38 days all the way from Lagos to Yola to see Atiku in view of his role over APC victory in the general election, but up to now I was unable to see him. I am now stranded with no money to go back; at times, I sleep in motor park or squat with good Samaritans.” he said

High school student accepted to 26 Universities, offered $3million in scholarships

Arianna Alexander was accepted into 26 colleges – including six Ivy League universities – and was awarded a combined total of more than $3 million in scholarships.

Arianna graduated as valedictorian of her class at Kenwood Academy High School in Chicago, Illinois, and earned a 5.1 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

Photos: Nigerian Defender collapses & dies while playing a match

A 30 year old Nigerian defender, David Faramola Oniya who plays for a Malaysian based club, T-Team died today June 13th on the field during a Friendly match between his club and another club.

Malaysian media reports that David, who recently signed with his club, slumped three minutes into the match in Kota Bharu, a Malaysian city. He was rushed to the hospital where he was certified dead.

Pics: Buhari in SA for AU Summit, chairs Peace & Security Council

President Buhari is in South Africa for the 25th African Union Summit where he chaired the meeting of Peace and Security Council. More pics after the cut...

Photos: University of Uyo Girls hostel on fire

A girls hostel at the University of Uyo caught fire this afternoon. It started from a room and spread to two other rooms. Thankfully the fire was contained by man-o-war and fire service before it spread to more rooms. And more thankful is that no life was lost. The cause of the sudden fire is yet to be known. More photos after the cut...

Photos: Commercial flight makes first landing in Maiduguri Int'l airport after 2yr closure

The Maiduguri International Airport in Borno state which was re-opened on June 9th after being shut down for two years due to Boko Haram attacks, made its first commercial landing today June 13th. The Governor of the state, Kashim Shettima was onboard the flight. More photos after the cut...

See inside the amazing luxury mansion ISIS seized from a Qatari royal family (photos)

Islamic State leaders claim to be living in luxury in a vast mansion seized from a billionaire Arab sheikh. The jihadi group’s social media sites posted photos of the spectacular mansion, under the headline: ‘A castle for the tyrants of Qatar in Palmyra’.

Aerial snapshots show sprawling gardens surrounding the mansion, in the heart of the Syrian desert. It is claimed that the Qatari royal family abandoned the villa when Isis closed in. ISIS  leaders are now said to have set up headquarters in the luxury villa. The marble floors inside the villa are the same as those at the holy mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

The villa is refered as Mozeh Palace, which was built for Emira Mozeh, the mother of the current Emir of Qatar. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. See the photos after the cut...

Mavin artist D'Prince welcomes baby boy with girlfriend (photo)

D'Prince today welcomed a son with his girlfriend. The happy first time dad shared the pic and wrote "There comes a time when a boy has to become a MAN. The love of my life just gave me a bouncing baby boy. To God be the glory. Now I feel my life has a purpose. To live for my boy.". Congrats to him. Another photo after the cut...

Nigeria makes history as St. Ives Communication launches Nigeria's first women radio station

As the glory of the celestial nymphs burnishes the luster of merely human women, so will St. Ives Communication's first radio station for women, improve the lot of the Nigerian woman, according to 'Toun Okewale Sonaiya, director of the media firm. St. Ives Communication was recently granted license to operate Nigeria’s first radio station for women by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).

The radio station will provide a platform to engage on issues of local, national and international importance for Nigerian women.

President Buhari leaves Abuja for AU Summit in South Africa

The president left Abuja this morning for the AU Summit which he will head in South Africa. He is expected back in the country on Tuesday June 16. In his entourage are Ogun state governor, Ibikunle Amosun and Benue state governor Samuel Ortom.  More pics after the cut...

Former Miss Mississippi's boobs rots away after she failed to treat her diabetes

A former beauty queen (Former Miss Mississippi) showed off the results of untreated diabetes. She said she didn't adjust her diet after she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Before she knew it, her breast rotted away. See the pic (it's graphic so be warned) Here

Photos: Femi Otedola's daughter graduates from college

Billionaire oil magnate, Femi Otedola was in London yesterday to attend the graduation ceremony of one of his daughters, Temi, who just finished from the American School London. Congrats to her. More photos after the cut...

Dear LIB readers; My wife complains that I don't do the 'little things'

From a male LIB reader
So my wife and I have had a few bouts over the past couple months (5 months married) about how "the little things matter most". This concept is not strange to me, as I do sometimes cook, clean, and always get the door for my wife. Problem is though, she's brought it up on more than a few occasions that I don't leave her "cute little notes" or "surprise her with cute little gifts"... Translation - I'm not romantic and definitely do not pay attention to "the little things that matter".

Four siblings kill themselves after being abandoned by their parents

Four siblings aged between 5 and 13 reportedly committed suicide in Bijie City in China's province Guizhou on Tuesday June 9 after they were abandoned by their parents. The oldest, a girl, reportedly left a note saying 'today is the day to go', before she and her two sisters and brother drank poison. Neighbours who noticed that the children hadn't been seen in a while went to their house to find them all lying still. She contacted other neighbours who rushed the children to the hospital where they later all died.

Police said they can't confirm if the children had all deliberately drank poison to kill themselves or if one of them had put poison in their food unknowingly to others as the youngest who was just 5 years old can't understand what suicide is...

Pics: OAPs Anita Eruks, Jennifer Nzewunah, Benny Ark, Big Mo, Delphine Asu celebrate with Pandora Abuja

The Pandora Abuja store played host to Abuja’s OAPs and fashion bloggers in an exclusive media event. Mavin record artiste and Pandora-lover, Dija serenaded the guests with her top hits at the lovely gathering put together by Pandora and its partners, The Guardian Newspaper, Sheraton Abuja Hotel and House of Tara International. 

Buhari to earn N14.4m annual salary + See what others will earn

According to a report by Vanguard, this is what President Buhari, VP Osinbajo and other top govt officials will earn. Isn't it too small though? Read full report from Vanguard below...
The Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, RMAFC, has reviewed the salaries of the President, Vice President, Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives and Speakers in the 36 states of the federation, as well as well other legislators in both the National and State Assemblies among other public officers in the country. Based on the total package prepared by the RMAFC, President Muhammadu Buhari ‘s annual salary and allowances stand at N14, 4 million.

Dealing with meeting targets in your place of work

I've put money in two Nigerian banks because of banker friends who told me they have a target to meet every month/year. Others have come asking me to help them out, but mehn, how many bank accounts is one supposed to have? I don't know how it works because I've never worked for any company before but it must put a lot of pressure on a worker who needs to meet a particular (money) target every month. Below is something that was sent to a LIB reader by her company...
 1. In-view of the knowledge you have been impacted with on the job, which we believe you can now use to fully benefit (the company) in terms of making profit, salaries will be target based. Which indicates that your monthly salary of N100,000 will be paid fully if you meet a target of N500,000 monthly in terms of getting businesses for (the company)
2. In case you are not able to achieve the set target, a basic salary of N25,000 will be paid and 10% commission on every amount you make for (the company). This takes effect from Tuesday 2nd June, 2015.
So, she said she will now be paid N25k because she can't meet that N500k monthly target. But are companies who demand this, unreasonable or they are within their rights to, because you have to make profit to pay salary, right? What do you guys think?

Photo: Man lying strangely on the road in Yaba

A LIB reader passing though Yaba this morning found a man lying down strangely on the road. Says he's been there for a while now. No one is sure whether he is dead, drunk or alive. He's lying on Commercial Avenue Yaba. Less than 500 meters from Ozone cinemas, if the authorities can go check him out.

Check out this amazing Lego wedding cake

You see all kinds of awesome wedding cakes, but seriously how awesome is this Lego cake? Can you please marvel at it's attention to detail. It was made by a bakery in the UK and was shared on FB.

EbonyLife TV presents Professor Jega - Uncut!

Prof. Attahiru Jega, the umpire for the 2015 General Elections will make his first public appearance at an event tagged ‘Afternoon Tea with Professor Attahiru Jega’, organised by EbonyLifeTV, in concert with Nigeria’s best and brightest young professionals.

Actress Adunni Ade stuns in new photos

The actress stuns in make up done by Dammy Rouge. More photos after the cut...

Tonto Dikeh not feeling well, shared photos from her hospital bed

The actress shared this photo on instagram this morning and wrote what you see below...
"Wokeup today with a joyful heart,With a smile that only The Angels would understand..Am Happy even thru my pains and sorrows... I see LIFE differently and I wonder why he saves me each time,A little girl died this morning.She was my friend for a week,She was A great lil girl and she cld pray.. She believed and was faithful,God has his reasons.. But am alive And from this day I have only one thing to promise myself hardcore Self love and happiness..Am in a Very happy Place with me,Scared of course but am excited to know that I can be happy through anytin..

Photos: Kenya Moore puts her hot 44yr old bikini body on display

Former Miss USA and The Real Housewives Of Atlanta star, Kenya Moore, showed off her banging bikini body while on the beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, yesterday. The reality star shared the pics on instagram and captioned it - 'Natural waist training _it's called working out lol'

Happy birthday to one of the coolest guys in the world, Denrele Edun

My BFF is a year older today and I'm so proud of him. He was the first person I befriended when I got into UNILAG in 1998 & we always vowed to make it in life, and we did. In different fields. He's an amazing, giving person and I couldn't be prouder to call him my friend. Happy birthday, Denrele!

Actress Bukky Wright & her musician son quarrel over new single

There's small drama happening between ace actress Bukky Wright and her musician son, Ojayy Wright, who has been trying to get in to the Nigerian music industry after graduating from school last year. He recently sign a management deal with his mother's company, Wright Media International, and right now, there are issues between mother and son over the release of his new single 'Hello' under her management.

Ojayy yesterday released the song online but a few hours later, his mum asked the song to be pulled down, saying that the song has not been approved. Ojayy is not happy with his mum and took to Twitter to expresses his frustration after apparently traveling to Texas to shoot a video for the single. See their tweets after the cut...

Intention to seek the office of the Governor of Bayelsa state - SilokoSiasia

Written by Moses SilokoSiasia. Read below...
My name is Moses SilokoSiasia. I am a young successful Nigerian businessman who has decided to run for office of the Governor for my home state of Bayelsa, Nigeria. The age limit to run for the office of Governor in our constitution is thirty five.  I have waited patiently for a chance to change the political environment in Bayelsa and on June 6th of this year, I turned thirty five and I am ready to run. I am a native of Bayelsa and a self–made successful businessman who until 16 years ago, was a street vendor who scrounged for money and food to survive. 

This man let this pikin grow small na before you start father/son pics

Lol. That child looks like 2 days old but the pops can't seem wait to start dressing him in matching outfits. Let him grow small na before you start. Choi!

Horrific! See what these two fathers did to their children (photos)

On Tuesday, May 2, 16 year old  Kafayat Bello was beaten mercilessly by her father, Ibrahim Bello, who is a commercial bus driver. She said he whipped her till she could not walk and then he plugged their pressing iron and burnt her multiple times, inflicting severe injuries all over her body.

Kafayat, whose case has been taken over by the Office of the Public Defender under the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, according to Punch, explained that on the day of the incident, she was given the duty of attending to a client who needed manicure and pedicure at her mom’s beauty salon.

Photos: Sexy actress Juliet Ibrahim steps out in green hair

When you are this beautiful, you can wear whatever you like and still look good in it. Would you ladies try the green hair though?

Lol. When a woman can no longer control her jealousy...(photos)

Her man complimented a photo of a Whale that National Geographic posted on instagram & she went berserk. She is actually jealous of a whale! An animal! Lol.

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