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Saturday, 6 August 2016

Photos from the Rio 2016 Olympics opening ceremony

The 2016 Rio Olympic Games Opening Ceremony took place at the 80,000-seater Marcana Stadium in Brazil. More photos after the cut.

"A patient (not foolish) woman can change a man's narrative" - Kirk Franklin

American gospel musician Kirk Franklin shared this via his Facebook page today.

Woman took less than a minute to deliver her baby herself at hospital entrance while husband searched for a place to park

A UK couple, Jessica Stubbins and her husband Tom have described the moment they welcomed their baby girl named Lucy at the entrance to Scunthorpe General Hospital without medical help.

CCTV caught the moment Jessica delivered her daughter all by herself the minute she walked through first set of doors at the hospital. Her husband Tom missed the moment as he was still in the parking lot searching for a place to park.

Flood Alert: NEMA advises States to evacuate communities along River Niger

The National Emergency Management Agency issued a press release today, advising States to immediately evacuate communities along the river Niger, due to intense rainfall and rise in water level that could lead to severe and disastrous flooding. The statement read,
Following intense rainfall and rises in water level, the National Emergency Management Agency has advised communities along the river Niger to evacuate immediately to safer ground over the likelihood of floods that may occur at any moment from now. DG of NEMA, M. Sani Sidi said the agency has received alerts of the flood from information given by the authorities in the Republic of Niger that the present water level in the river has reached a point that may result in the flood that could be compared with the unfortunate experience of 2012.

Mark Wahlberg and his ripped physique cover Men's Health Australia

The 45-year-old Hollywood hunk and father of four looked in his element as he showed off his muscular build on the cover of Men's Health Australia.

Photo: Femi-Fani Kayode celebrates his daughter Remilekun

Pictured is Remilekun, daughter of former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode. Femi had her in 1997 with his estranged third wife, Ghanaian - Regina Amonoo.

What I learnt from former President Jonathan - Reno Omokri

Somebody asked me what I gained by working with  Goodluck Jonathan. My response I that I learnt wisdom. I learnt that It is better to lose power and gain honor than to gain power and lose honor. I learnt not defend myself when my enemies falsely accuse me. The same media that gleefully reported their lies will eventually expose them when they see that the public is no longer buying their lies.

Kendall Jenner ditches her bra to show off her perky breasts in flimsy dress (Photos)

The super model and reality star arrived for a family lunch in a nude-coloured flimsy dress and it appeared she didn't have a bra underneath. The famous family were filming scenes for their hit TV show and . More photos after the cut.

Obasanjo denies attending PDP convention committee inauguration

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has denied media reports that he made a surprise appearance at the PDP ‎caretaker committee meeting which held at the Yar'Adua Center Abuja yesterday August 5th. In a statement he released this afternoon, Obasanjo said contrary to what has been reported, he was at the Yar'Adua Center to attend a function organized by Senator Abdullahi Adamu, the Senate Committee Chairman on Agriculture. Read his statement below
'The attention of the former President, His Excellency, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has been brought to the photonews story, which has gone viral on the social media on Friday, August 5, 2016 of his purported being “spotted” at a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) event at the Shehu Musa Yar’adua Centre, Abuja‎. While ordinarily his first reaction to the news was that those behind it targeted to get him annoyed and embarrassed him, his conclusion was that he has told the world that he has quit partisan politics and that is final.

Niger Delta Militants threaten to bomb mosques and kill muslims if Boko Haram attacks churches and kill christians

A Niger Delta militant group known as the Niger Delta Revolutionary Crusaders, NDRC, has issued a statement threatening to kill Muslims and attack mosques in their region if the Factional leader of Boko Haram set, Abu Masab el Barnaw and his members carry out their planned attacks on Christians and Churches. Barnaw yesterday released an audio message in which he said the vision of their sect was to kill christians and attack churches. In a swift reaction, spokesperson of the militant group, W O I Izon-Ebi, warned that the Islamic leader should ot carry out his plans otherwise they will retaliate. Read Izon-Ebi's statement after the cut.

Cristiano Ronaldo appears to hit out at Jose Mourinho after Mourinho criticizes him on Portuguese TV

Cristiano Ronaldo has appeared to hit back at compatriot and former coach Jose Mourinho with a cryptic Instagram post after Mourinho criticized Ronaldo's touch line behavior during the EURO 2016 final.

Ronaldo was stretchered out of the field in the first half due to a knee injury in the match and came out in the final minutes of extra time to bark instructions at his teammates- to inspire them to hold on to their 1-0 lead. But Mourinho , who weeks ago claimed Ronaldo wasn't in his top three players of all time , criticized Ronaldo , saying his touch line antics didn't do his team any favors at all.

Former President Jonathan visits former President kaunda

Former President Goodluck Jonathan and Head of African Union Elections Observation Mission to Zambia's August 11 general elections visited former Zambian President, Kenneth David Kaunda in his country home in Lusaka Saturday evening.

Kaunda now aged 92 was at the forefront of the struggle for Zambian independence and later became the first President of the country from 1964 to 1991. Below are pictures from the visit.

Photos: Footballer Emmanuel Emenike and his girlfriend, ex MBGN Iheoma Nnadi attend a wedding together

Emenike and Iheoma seem to be going stronger. They are pictured above at a footballer's wedding ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey. Another photo after the cut.
 

Breaking:Two female cops attacked with a machete by man yelling ‘allahu akbar’ in Belgium

Two female police officers were attacked in front of the police station in the city of Charleroi in Belgium, this afternoon by a man shouting ‘allahu akbar’.
One is believed to be seriously injured with wounds to her face. A source said: “She was rushed to hospital and is in a particularly bad way.”

Christ Royal Family Int.l Church presents Reiging in Life Conference

Are you experiencing demonic oppression?terrible nightmares at night and witchcraft attacks? Putting so much efforts and getting less results?You know influential and affluent people yet none is willing to render assistance to you and anytime you approach them for help they get angry quickly.

German coach Gernot Rohr to be unveiled on Monday as new Super Eagles Technical adviser

63 year old former Gabon, Burkina Faso, Nantes, Nice and Bordeaux coach, Gernot Rohr, will be unveiled on Monday in Abuja by the Nigeria Football Federation as its new technical adviser.

According to Sporting Sun, the German and two of his assistants will arrive Nigeria on Saturday after agreeing to the NFF terms which include living in Nigeria and qualifying the county for the next World Cup.

Photos: Former President Jonathan meets with other AU election observers for Zambia election

Former President Jonathan this morning met with 56 other AU Election Observers in Zambia. He will be serving as the head of the AU election observers for Zambia's general election...

Photos: Cars submereged in water after heavy downpour in Kano

Some cars were submerged in water after flood took over some streets in Kano following a heavy downpour yesterday August 5th. More photos after the cut.

Why natural products gives a healthier glow

When you go shopping for your skin care product, do you browse the product aisle for popular brand names or carefully read the labels for the ingredients? Many of us are more focused on what the product can do for us because we have this belief that what we put on our skin stays on the surface of the skin. But the reality is that whatever we put on our skin gets into our bloodstreams.

UEFA Best player Award: Lionel Messi misses out, as Gareth Bale & Antoinne Griezmann battle Cristiano Ronaldo for award

Lionel Messi is not among the three finalists that will battle for this year's UEFA Best player in Europe Award. Atletico Madrid/France's Antonie Griezmann will join Real Madrid/Wales Gareth Bale to battle against favorite Real Madrid/Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo for the prestigious award.

Bauchi state only female House of Assembly member seeks police protection after male colleague threatened to deal with her

Maryam Garba Bagel pictured above, who is the only female member in the Bauchi state House of Assembly has written to the state police commissioner requesting for police protection after a male colleague in the house, Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi, threatened to deal with her in and outside their chambers following an argument during their executive session on August 3rd. Maryam in her petition said Abdullahi vowed to carry out his attack on her. ...

This is what happens when you give Slimtea a chance!

Fewer things are tougher than losing weight and actually keeping it off. Did you know that majority of people who lose weight through strict dieting and exercise usually gain it back after a year or 2? That routine is tough to keep up! And why should you spend your entire life restricting yourself?

As spotted in Port Harcourt...

This was spotted in Port Harcourt, Rivers state where the party's National convention will hold on August 17th.

Wife and longtime girlfriend both place obituaries after N.J. man's death

New Jersey man Leroy 'Blast' Bill Black died on Tuesday August 2nd, surrounded by family at home, after succumbing to 'cancer of the lungs due to fiberglass exposure.' His funeral will be held tomorrow Sunday August 7th in Atlantic City.

The reason why his death made news is because both his wife and his longtime mistress placed obituaries in the same newspaper, on the same day, even using same photo. Above is the one from his wife, while the one from his mistress is below. Read the obituary below...

Photo of what team Nigeria should have worn at the Olympics opening ceremony

This is what they were meant to wear to the Olympics opening ceremony yesterday but their outfits weren't ready. They had to wear tracksuits.

These Asian chicks are not here to play...their butts are getting bigger! (photos)

Asian chicks are known to have small waist and butts but not these new generation of instagram beauties. Everyday, more and more Asian chicks are showing off their endowments on IG and swear they didn't get plastic surgery. Guess Kim and Beyonce can't have all the fun. See more pics after the cut.

Spotted: #TasteTheFeeling Anthem cover winners at the Voice Finale

Do you remember the three lucky winners of the #TasteTheFeeling Anthem Cover competition; 21-year-old Anna James, 25-year old-Tokunbo Oshisanya and 21-year-old Itseorishe Eyesan. They have all returned from their trip to South Africa, where they watched the grand finale of “The Voice Nigeria” as VIP guests.

SUV crashes into Oando filling station in Ikoyi (photos)

A Toyota Highlander on full speed trying to avoid a car ran into the Oando filling station on Awolowo way, Ikoyi, around 12:45am early this morning. Fortunately, no one was injured in the accident. 112 was dialed and the Lagos state Emergency Service came and provided first aid to the driver who was not injured but insisted on being taken to a hospital. See more photos after the cut...

Zinedine Zidane to get over 100% salary increase after leading Real Madrid to Champions League title

When Zinedine Zidane replaced Rafael Benitez as first coach of Real Madrid, he was the lowest paid top manager in European football. His €2.7million-a-year salary was barely an improvement on what he earned as B-team manager. Following a successful first season during which he won the Champions League, he has agreed improved contract terms with the club.

Hapy 50th birthday to Slot MD, Nnamdi Ezeigbo, from Huawei

Huawei Device Nigeria, wishes Engr. Nnamdi Ezeigbo (MD/CEO SLOT Systems Limited) happy birthday as he turn 50. Many more years to come. Courtesy: Huawei Device Management

'Why I sued Fayose' - Aisha Buhari

Wife of President Buhari, Aisha Buhari, who is currently in the US, says she decided to sue Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose because he was always insulting her and making false allegations against her. Aisha said this in an interview with Hausa service of the Voice of America yesterday August 5th.
“At the time, he was not the only one insulting us, but people felt that it was just campaign. After the election, which we won and they lost, everyone else moved on except him and he extended his insults to me. I did not run for president.

Sani Danja joins Olamide as Adron Homes & Properties Ambassador

In other to grant every Nigeria citizen to be a property owner with as low as 44,000/150,000 Naira this season and get a ram gift from Sani Danja as we approach Eid Kabir across the northern part and beyond.

Enjoined Nigeria citizens to buy plot(s) of land into any of Adron homes properties estates in Abuja, Lagos  and ogun state.

Leicester City players each get BMW smart car worth about £105K

Leicester City is still basking the glow of their unprecedented title triumph last season and the rewards are still rolling in. Members of the title winning side were each rewarded with a BMW i8 worth exactly £104990.

A fleet of 19 protonic blue BMW I8s - which cost a total of £2million  were seen outside the club's King Power Stadium.

Obasanjo makes surprise entry at PDP convention committee inauguration in Abuja (photo)

18 months after he withdrew his membership of the PDP and supervised the tearing of his party membership card by his ward leader in Ogun State, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, made a surprise entry at the party’s Convention Committee inauguration held at the Yar'Adua Center Abuja yesterday August 5th. It was not clear what exactly brought him to the venue as he refused to field questions from journalists.

Photo: EFCC seizes N872m houses from ex FCT minister, Bala Mohammed and his son

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has seized four houses worth N872 million belonging to former FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed, and his son, Shamsudeen Bala, The Nation reports.

 The ex-minister is being investigated for alleged fictitious contracts of about N1billion, allocation of 12 choice plots worth billions of Naira and 37 other commercial plots of land worth about N8 billion to his suspected front named Tariq Hammoud as well as the controversial N1 trillion Abuja land swap

Hon. Chike Okafor, Commissioner of Police, Mike Ezuronye, other dignitaries unveil New Hytel Plaza in Owerri

New Hytel store now open in Owerri. It was an atmosphere filled with pomp and thrill as Top leading smartphone dealer in the South-East of Nigeria, Hytel Phones & Technology Ltd., opened yet another store within the Metropolis of Owerri in Imo state on Friday, 29th July 2016.

Basketmouth's beautiful daughter, Janelle Okpocha, turns 5 (photos)

Basketmouth celebrates his daughter Janelle, as she turns 5 today August 6th. Happy birthday to her!

Black 18 year old teen shot and killed by the Police in Chicago

An 18 year old Chicago black teen, Paul O'Neal who was in a stolen car was being chased by the police and fatally shot in the back. In the video above, after the police chase, the teen ran out of the car and was chased on foot by cops who eventually apprehended him and cuffed his arms, with blood oozing from his back. Initially the police didn't know the teen had been shot, when they realized he had been shot, they all became confused and asked each other who may have shot the teenager.

Glo tops gainers' chart in June internet subscriber acquisition

Globacom, the grandmasters of data, has again emerged as the number one telecommunications company in Nigeria in the area of acquisition of internet subscribers in the month of June.
Latest figures released by the industry regulator for the month of June showed that Globacom added a total of 272,674 new subscribers during the month, moving from 26,355,391 internet subscribers in May to 26,628,065 at the end of June.

RIO 2016: Team Nigeria wore track suits at the Opening Ceremony because their outfits were not ready

As shared by Sports Journalist, Colin Udoh and Aleander Wolff - a sports Illustrated Senior Writer currently covering the Olympics. Pictured above is the ordinary tracksuits Team Nigeria came out in to march for the RIO 2016 Opening Ceremony. See what Nigeria wore years back after the cut...

Movie lovers in Owerri..This one's for you! Genesis Cinemas Owerri Mall now open!

Experience breathtaking action packed blockbusters as the leading Nigerian premium cinema now opens at Owerri Mall. Equipped with cosy seats, magnificent concession stand, delicious popcorn, hotdog, shawarma and other tasty delights. Enjoy VIP at regular prices. Catch the excitement of the latest blockbuster movies now showing at Genesis Cinemas.

Photo: Youth Corper serving in Gombe State dies in a ghastly motor accident

A serving corp member named Thalma Stephen Wudiri (pictured) was involved in a ghastly motor accident few kilometers to Maiduguri on Friday 5th August, 2016. Sadly, she didn't survive. May her soul rest in Peace. Amen.

Six movies for a chance to win gift vouchers

Win shopping vouchers with BoxOffice by DStv when you rent six movies from 29th July till 31st August 2016. Enjoy movies like Batman vs Superman Dawn of Justice, Demolition, Kung Fu Panda 3, Z for Zachariah, Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz.

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