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Saturday, 17 October 2015

21-year-old transgender woman shot dead outside a shopping mall

Police in suburban Washington, D.C. are investigating the murder of a 21-year-old transgender woman who was shot dead outside a Maryland shopping center on Thursday, October15. Zella Ziona was found in an alleyway near a Washington, D.C. parking lot between two shopping malls, with a fatal gunshot wound to her head. She later died at a hospital.

Photos from Mocheddah's 25th birthday party

Rapper Mocheddah turned 25 years old yesterday October 16th and had a dinner with family and friends. More photos from the party...

Prince William opens up about losing his mother ."Grief is the most painful experience that any child or parent can endure"

Prince William spoke of losing his mother in a moving address at a dinner in Whitehall for the 21st anniversary of Child Bereavement UK (CBUK). The Duke of Cambridge, who was 15 when Princess Diana was killed in a Paris car crash told the charity, which supports families experiencing bereavement, that his mother would be “immensely proud” of their work.

He praised volunteers and staff for the “enormous, positive difference” they made to the parents and children supported by the charity, of which he is a patron, and said he understood their importance even more now he is a father of two.

Photos: Iara Oshiomole joins husband and other govs at new SGF's Thanksgiving Service

Iara Oshiomole joined her husband and Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomole and other state governors at a thanksgiving service and reception party for newly appointed Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Engr. Babachir Lawal in Abuja earlier today. More pics after the cut..

Maheeda steps out in lovely black sheer dress

At least she's not naked. Lovely!

Akpabio quizzed by EFCC for the 2nd day running

Former AkwaIbom state governor, Godswill Akpabio returned to the EFCC headquarters today for more questioning on the alleged N108.1 billion fraud allegedly perpetrate by himself and his aides while he was in office as governor. Akpabio who made his first appearance at the anti-graft agency's office yesterday evening, made his second visit to the agency at about 11am today.

Borno to close all IDP camps by 1st quarter of next year

Borno state government says it will be closing all the Internal Displaced Persons camp in the state by the first quarter of next year 2016. According to the Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima, the decision to close the camps is as a result of President Buhari's firm belief of destroying Boko Haram in Nigeria by December. Shettima says most of the villages have been liberated from Boko haram captivity and it is now time for the villagers to go home and rebuild their villages.

Lamar Odom now breathing on his own

According to a report by TMZ, Lamar Odom has had significant improvement in his condition in the last 24 hours and now he's breathing completely on his own. They say Lamar has been taken completely off the ventilator but is still wearing an oxygen mask to increase his oxygen levels.

He has also reportedly been responding to doctors both physically and verbally and his heart is still doing well. But he still has major medical issues ... several organs are still not responding. May God be with him...

Photos: Kaduna State unveils new official logo

Kaduna State Governor Mallam Nasir El-rufai has unveiled the state's new logo. The new logo which was unveiled at the 4th Town Hall meeting of the APC Kaduna State Government; Kaduna, today Saturday, 17, will henceforth be the new insignia of the state. It will be used in all the state's official communications, correspondences and transactions.

Do You Have Interest (Stake) In Building And Interior Industry?

As the countdown for Buildmacex and Interior Exhibition Nigeria continues, the organisers are calling on all those who have interests and stakes in building industry and interior designs to come and exhibit and negotiate new businesses as over 5000 people will be visiting Eko Hotel for the Buildmacex and Interior Exhibition 2015 between Tuesday, October 20 to  Thursday, October 21. 

US military to conduct missions against Boko Haram inside Nigeria

The U.S. military will carry out surveillance and intelligence missions against Boko Haram inside Nigeria as part of its deployment to West Africa, sources familiar with the plan told AFP on Friday, October 17. The counter operations will be carried out as part of the recently announced deployment of up to 300 US military personnel to neighboring Cameroon, officials said.

Photos: Lost and found child...

For LIB readers in Kenya. According to Kenyan Journalist @stellacherono, the child writes his name as something that looks like - Ndichu John. He also said his mom's name is Nancy. Anyone that knows this child should notify his family to kindly pick him up by contacting the journalist.

Man divorces wife over $40,000 wedding dress...

A man angrily divorced his wife for spending more than Dh150,000 (about $40,000) on her wedding dress rather than the wedding party. The man was believed to have proposed to the woman shortly after they got acquainted.

Prior to the wedding, the man agreed to pay the woman Dh150,000 to spend on the wedding party and its preparations and invitation cards. After the wedding party, the husband came to know that his wife had a debt of between Dh150,000 and Dh200,000.

Ghanaian newspaper, The New Statesman retracts story on Springfield, Okyere, Tenders Apology

A Ghanaian newspaper, The New Statesman has retracted and apologized for a defamatory and libelous story it published on September 25, 2015, against Springfield Energy and its CEO, Mr. Kevin Okyere, where it sensationally tried to link the duo to corruption in the Nigerian petroleum sector. The New Statesman, which gave wings to the defamatory report in Ghana and Nigeria, in a retraction published on the cover page of the October 16 edition and subsequently on page 2, regretted that the previous report it ran was inaccurate saying,

Cynthia Morgan comes for Caroline Danjuma again

Cynthia Morgan took another shot at Caroline Danjuma by re-posting a photo Caroline posted of a scantily clad model, with half her boobs on display on instagram & basically calling her a hypocrite.

Meet woman who is obsessed with tearing out her own hair

A 32 year old woman, Wendy Clark, was left almost bald after a 20-year battle with a condition which makes her tear out her own hair.
She has tried to cover her head with wigs and 
hair bands over the years but it got so bad 
at the beginning of this year that she had lost 90 per cent of her hair.

Photos: Omotola mobbed by students at Knorr world food day event

October 16 is a day the students of Government Girls college , Agege will never forget. It was the World food day and Unilever, makers of Knorr cube set out to feed 1million students in the #shareameal programme and to help bring fun to the day, brought their knorr Brand Ambassador Super star actress and philanthropist Omotola Jalade Ekeinde. See the photos after the cut...

Indian girls, a toddler and a five-year-old gang-raped

The minor girls, aged two-and-half years and the other five, were raped in separate attacks in New Delhi yesterday,October 17, police said. According to Hindustan Times, the 5-year-old was allegedly assaulted by two men known to her family. The men, who were drunk at the time, were nabbed by people and handed over to police. No arrests have been made in connection with the other rape.

The two-and-half-year-old girl was allegedly abducted from near a ‘Ramlila’ event outside her home at Ranhola in West Delhi by two men on a motorcycle.

Laura Ikeji becomes the face of Miskay Boutique, see the beautiful shots by Papilo studios

Laura, yesterday signed a deal with one of Nigeria's biggest clothing stores Miskayboutique as the official brand ambassador. Congrats Laura. See more photos after the cut...

Photo: Ibinabo Fiberesima and daughter step out in matching outfit

Actress Ibinabo Fiberesima-Egbuka and her daughter Zino adorable in matching outfit...

Wow, see what they did to these two boys in a Nigerian Uni (photos)

Someone shared the photos on instagram, said it allegedly happened in OAU but didn't say what the boys did. They were really beaten. See another photo after the cut...

Mum spends £20k turning toddler into beauty queen

A 23 year single mum, Jas Sullivan, has splurged over $30,000 transforming her 22-month-old daughter into a beauty queen. She dresses her 22 month old,  Minnie-Beau in $20,000 worth of designer clothes and even makes her wear hair extensions and full make-up for pageants.

Nigeria Teens & Twentites Movies audition: Get involved today & win big!

It's the event of the century!!! For actors & scriptwriters in the making. From the stables of Kneol Production & Entertainment comes this once in a lifetime opportunity. It's the Nigerian Teens & Twenties Movies Auditions, the East Edition. Do you love acting or writing? Are you between the age of 13 & 25?

Lindsay Lohan declares she wants to run for president in 2020

Lindsay Lohan has declared her desire to take charge of the United States as its Commander and Chief and run for president in 2020. She playfully made the announcement on Friday night via her Instagram account. She cited Kanye West, the Queen of England and Barack Obama for inspiring her to run for presidency. She wrote: 'In #2020 I may run for president. Through ups and downs #Yeswecan lets do this @kanyewest'.

Mother of 2 & plank seller both electrocuted almost at the same time in Lagos

Two residents, Bashirat Rauf, a mother of two and Sodiq Saka of Araromi Quarters in Ketu, Lagos State, were both electrocuted when fire engulfed a school nearby.

Bashirat Rauf was said to have rushed out of her apartment when she saw fire burning from a cable in a nearby school. She reportedly decided to quickly pick her children who were playing outside in order to avoid being engulfed by the fire unfortunately, she got electrocuted in the process.

Tourists descend on the Nevada brothel where Lamar Odom was found unconscious

Tourists flocked to the Love Ranch Vegas in desolate Crystal, where the 35-year-old ex-Los Angeles Laker and reality television star was found unconscious following a four-day escapade that reportedly involved drugs, hookers and sexual enhancement aids.

Cynthia Morgan compares her Album cover to Chris Brown's

Cynthia Morgan compared the cover of her upcoming album, 'Baby Mama' to that of Chris Brown's upcoming album which he named after his daughter 'Royalty'. She put the covers side by side and wrote "Nite Ya"all...go get the fire chune #Babymama...on all your favourite blogs..ah lit one #jah guide u all #Godguide dem kids!"

J. Lo still lovely looking as she steps out make up free (photos)

46-year-old singer Jennifer Lopez dared to go make up free when she showed up on the New York set of her new NBC drama - which she is also producing - Shades Of Blue. She looks amazing! More photos after the cut..

Aforevo records and Backstage Entertainment presents Nyelu - Showcase

 Aforevo records and Backstage Entertainment act, Nnanyelu Dexter Anawana popularly known as NYELU in the music industry hails from Anambra state but was born in Zaria, Kaduna state.

He's a singer, song writer and producer and started his career as a musician in Lagos after his university education.

Florida couple accused of abusing elderly mother

A husband and wife in Florida were arrested earlier this week, accused of abusing the man's mother.
According to the Osceola County Sheriff's Office, the investigation began in September after deputies got a report of an 81-year-old woman who was recovering at a rehabilitation center in Kissimmee.
The woman had told the deputies that she had fallen in her room and asked her son, Raymond Southerland, for help multiple times. She said she lost consciousness and woke up in a pool of blood.

Graphic: One person burnt, houses and cars destroyed after tanker explodes in Ogun this morning

One man, cars and houses burnt after a tanker filled with petrol exploded at Owode-Ijako area this morning. Fire service men as well as the police are on ground to contain the situation. Graphic photos after the cut..

Lol..What is that bulge in Mark Wahlberg pants?

Mark Wahlberg was seen walking the streets in LA with this bulge in his pants. What could it be? It sure isn't his eggplant, so...?

Celebrity Developer, Haven Homes Is Most Affordable Developer, Again!

Haven Homes is the developer that has built more homes for popular celebrities than any other and it has emerged once again as one to be celebrated in the recent award night to mark the recognition of landmark achievements and excellent performances in the Real Estate Sector.

Photos: Celebrtities and their kids storm Tyga's son's birthday party

Kanye West and his daughter Nori, Kourtney Kardashian and her 3 kids, Mason, Penelope and Reign, Chris Brown and his daughter-Royalty, Kylie Jenner, Travis Barker and a whole of others all attended Tyga's son, King Cairo Stevenson's 3rd birthday Party at Racer's Edge in Burbank, California on Friday afternoon. More photos after the cut..

Mercy Johnson shares photos of her family as they fly to the US

The family who have been in Europe for holiday flew to Baltimore, USA for the remainder of their holiday yesterday and Mercy shared photos of the family in the business class section of the plane as they flew to the US. See more photos after the cut...

Can you spot what is strange about this Japanese girl?

Meet Saya, a Japanese schoolgirl who is the work of gifted Tokyo-based 3D graphic husband and wife artists Teruyuki and Yuka Ishikawa. The couple made the lifelike image of Saya together, using their talents to replicate all the details of human skin, lighting and hair. The photos of Saya have gone viral since they were released on Twitter by the duo, as internet users were stunned by how 'real' she looks. More photos of Saya after the cut...

Dalopo Oni shares photos from her honeymoon

Dolapo and her husband are currently on their honeymoon in Santorini, Greece. More photos after the cut..

Burkina Faso coup leader faces crimes against humanity

A military prosecutor in Burkina Faso says the general who took power in a recent coup attempt has been charged with crimes against humanity.
Gen. Gilbert Diendere had already been charged with 10 other counts, including attacking national security and murder.

Taraji P. Henson covers the latest issue of CR Fashion Book with natural hair

Taraji P. Henson ditched her weaves and wigs and posed with her natural hair for her latest photo shoot for CR Fashion Book, but admitted she was worried she would feel 'naked' after ditching the wigs for the photos.
Speaking about how photographer Bruce Weber encouraged her to embrace her natural side, Taraji said:

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Ms Sahhara and her boobs take sexy photo

She can be sexy!

Chris Brown shows off Royalty on cover of album he named after her

Proud Dad Chris Brown showed off the cover of his upcoming album which he named after his daughter Royalty. He captioned it: '#ROYALTY ALBUM COVER!'

Chibok girls: Buhari gives condition to negotiate with Boko Haram

President Buhari yesterday said he will only negotiate with Boko Haram members if they can show him that the missing Chibok girls are alive and well. President Buhari said this while speaking with newsmen in Abuja
"Unless there is an evidence that the abducted Chibok girls are alive, I would not go into any negotiation with any group or persons fronting for the Boko Haram"he said.
Speaking on his pledge to defeat Boko Haram by December, President Buhari said:
“As soon as the dry season comes, which is by the end of the year, Boko Haram will virtually be out of their main strongholds and that will be their waterloo”.

Kylie Jenner and Tyga wear matching jackets on set of his new music video

Kylie Jenner arrived in a white Rolls Royce and wore a navy and gold jacket emblazoned with 'K' with black leggings while boyfriend Tyga wore a red version of the same jacket emblazoned with a 'T' on the left breast with black jeans on the set of this new music video in downtown Los Angeles. More photos of the lovebirds after the cut..

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