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Saturday, 29 April 2017

'They Will Come' - Motivational piece by Linda Ikeji (must watch)

I did this video to encourage all the dreamers out there to keep fighting for their dreams whether they get help from others or not. Don't give up when people don't help you on your journey up. You + God are enough. Just believe and keep going and when you make something of yourself, people who didn't pay you any attention before will come. People who will elevate you to the next level and make you bigger will also come. But it starts with you first! All the best! Watch the video after the cut...

Mortein and State Ministries of Health join forces for #OneActAgainstMalaria

In continuation of its fight against Malaria  and as part of activities marking this year’s World Malaria Day with the universal theme "End Malaria for Good", Reckitt Benckiser (RB) Nigeria, makers of Mortein  insecticide Brand, with its theme:“One Act Against Malaria” has joined forces with the Lagos, Ogun and Abia State Governments and the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) Abuja, to upscale action for the elimination of malaria in Nigeria through community engagement, continued investment and sustained efforts.

Richard Quest comes to Lai Mohammed's defence, says he misunderstood his question

CNN reporter, Richard Quest says Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, misunderstood his question on Jollof Rice. Richard says Mohammed thought he asked which country first created jollof rice. Lai responded Senegal and this sparked was on twitter ...lol

'A woman's loyalty is tested when her man has nothing' - Mercy Aigbe's husband's alleged side chick writes

Last night, LIB exclusively unveiled Queen Stunner as the alleged side chick involved in Mercy Aigbe's marriage crisis. (Read here)

A few hours after, she took to Instagram to share a subliminal post that points fingers but she mentioned or tagged no one.

The critic challenge 2017 to reward Mainstream criticism in Africa. Judges include Oris Aigbokhaevbolo, Isabella Akinseye & others

The annual Critic Challenge is a call for critics and critical writers in the culture scenes in Africa. It is organized for the first time by CREETIQ, the foremost review aggregator of African films, music and literature.

The spotlight for this maiden edition is focused on critical commentary on works of art in films, music and literature, produced or released between 2016 and 2017 that embodies this year’s theme “rewriting the African narrative”.

Video: T.I blast haters, tells them to shut their mouth over his crumbling marriage

Rapper T.I has slammed those blaming him for the crisis in his marriage to his estrange wife and former singer, Tiny.

The rapper reportedly filed for divorce on April 24th in Atlanta just a year after Tiny filed for divorce from him, which she later dropped when they both agreed on resolving the issues in their marriage.

Much Talk About Movie, Slow Country to be premiered on Monday

Described as the best action movie ever produced in Nollywood Eric Aghimien’s ‘Slow Country” will premiere on Monday, 1st May, 2017.

The grand premiere will be holding at the Genesis Cinema, Lekki by 4pm and personalities from different walks of life have confirmed that they will be in attendance.

When Al Pacino was 40 years old, his girlfriend wasn't born yet (pics of them frolicking in the beach)

Legendary actor Al Pacino, 77, was spotted frolicking in the ocean with his girlfriend Lucila Sola in Cancun, Mexico on April 26. The Argentinian actress is 37 years old. #WehdoneSir

Music: Minister Toyen - Wonderful God

 U.S. based Gospel Music Minister Toyen debuts her First Single “Wonderful God” a New single that professes the Power, Might and Glory of God.

Toyen begun her music ministry at a young age, ministering in Church and singing in choir with several lead roles.

Lai Mohammed said Senegal Jollof Rice is the best and Nigerians loose their cool

The world knows that Nigerians don't joke with their Jollof Rice and there's been a raging war of comparison between Nigerian and Ghanaian Jollof for a whie but now there's a new twist.

CNN's Richard Quest recently asked Nigeria's information minister, Lai Mohammed, a simple question, 'Which country makes the best Jollof Rice' and Lai responded saying, 'I'll probably say Senegal'.Nigerians are not fining this funny at all. See their tweets after the cut...

Dad jailed 10 days for leaving baby in the car to get Lap dances in Strip club

A California father accused of leaving his baby in the car to get  Lap dances at a Strip Club has been jailed for 10days. Auwin Dargin who appeared before a Los Angeles court on Wednesday was on the 9th of March, 2016, arrested for leaving his 9month old baby daughter in a car for 43 minutes while he visited Synn Gentlemen’s Club in North Hills to buy lap dances, according to prosecutors.

Lai Mohammed says Senegal has the best jollof rice


So Minister for Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed was interviewed last night by CNN's Richard Quest who is currently in Nigeria. Quest told Lai Mohammed that there is currently a debate on which country has the best Jollof rice and asked Mohammed which country he thinks has the best jollof rice. To the uttermost surprise of Nigerians, Lai Mohammed responded Senegal. Watch the video after the cut...

'The pain behind the beautiful faces' - Nigerians react to Mercy Aigbe's failed marriage

Yesterday, LIB broke the news of Mercy Aigbe's failed marriage after suffering alleged battery from her husband. Since then the internet has been reacting to the news in different ways. Here's what they are saying!

72-year-old grandmother graduates from the same university she dropped out from 55 years ago

72-year-old Darlene Mullins, a grandmother-of-four will be among the 800 students to graduate from Tennessee State University, TSU, on the 6th of May. Darlene will be receiving her degree 55 good years after she started at the institution.

Darlene began her studies in TSU campus in 1962, however, almost immediately, she fell in love with fellow student John Mullins, a senior from East St. Louis, Illinois, who she described as dashing, handsome and “everything to behold".

Dr. Chris Okafor hails Nnamdi Kanu's bail, insists government must do more

The Charismatic General Overseer of the Mountain of Liberation and Miracle Ministries, aka Liberation City, has hailed the bail granted the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), mazi Nnamdi Kanu. The man of God said “Government has done well and deserves to be praised. But they must do better.”

Iranian soccer star banned from sport for not wearing hijab

Shiva Amini, an ex-member of Iran's women's football team claims she has been banned from sports after being photographed without her hijab in a friendly match,. A garment which was made compulsory for women in Iran since the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
She was actually on a tour of Switzerland and Italy and took part in an exhibition game alongside male players recently.

Nigeria vs Ghana jollof rice: Check out this epic response to a Senegalese who tried to get involved

Savage! Lol.

Woman delivers baby boy on a train at London Bridge station

A Black woman was delivered of a baby boy on a train at the busy London Bridge station on Thursday evening, April 27. She, whose name is not yet known, went into labour on a Southeastern train before being helped onto the platform when it arrived at London Bridge. Realising the baby was on the way, an announcement was made for doctors and nurses to attend,before she was moved to a medical room. She gave birth to her son shortly after 4.30pm.

Photo: 24K gold of Darth Vader mask up for $1.4M in Japan

Ahead of 'Star Wars' 40th anniversary, Japanese jeweler Tanaka Kikinzoku has unveiled a 24 karat gold sculpture of Darth Vader, one of the fictional character in the Star Wars franchise.
According to Japan Times, the 15kg (33 pounds) statue of the iconic sci-fi villain will sell at a hefty $1.4 million and will be available to purchase in Japan on May 4, being the 'Star Wars' Day.

Ghost President, Ghost Achievements, Ghost Monies in Apartment Owned by Ghosts  By Reno Omokri

This is an article written by Reno Omokri. Please read on..
For the better part of this week, Nigeria has been having much of a to do about the royal snub from the Oba of Lagos to the Ooni of Ife. Such outrage, such consternation against Oba Rilwan Akiolu. The venom vented on him on social media and in real life were as though he had committed some unpardonable sin.

Ciara and her husband Russell Wilson welcome baby girl

Singer, Ciara and her husband Russell Wilson have welcomed a baby girl, named Sienna, Princess Wilson. Ciara gave birth to their daughter Friday night, her husband took to IG to make the announcement about an hour ago. She also took to her page to make the announcement. Congrats to the couple!

Beautiful new photos of Tiwa Savage in braids

Simply gorgeous!

Man accuses his wife of refusing to consummate their marriage and cheating on him with her mum, then she reveals she has no vagina

An unusual family drama played out on Caso Cerrado, Spains's version of Judge Rinder, a TV court show that oversees a variety of cases on air. The husband, Alejandro, brought his wife, Tania, before the TV show host, Ana Maria Polo. Alejandro informed the host and others present that he walked in on his wife getting intimate with her adoptive mother and that prior to that, she had always refused to have sex with him. It was at that point that Tania claimed that her husband was trying to divorce her because she has no vagina.

Photo: Nigerian cook arrested in Malaysia for selling drugs

Malaysia Police on Thursday, April 27, said they arrested a Nigerian cook after he was found to be in possession of cannabis worth RM2,000. Serdang police chief assistant commissioner Megat Mohd Aminuddin Megat Alias said the 42-year old Nigerian man was arrested near Pangsapuri Anggerik, Taman Suria in Seri Kembangan, on Saturday, April 22.

Checkout this amazing tattoo of Beyonce by a fan

Wow! An obsessed fan of Beyoncé got this tattoo of her crying.

Photos: Troops kill 15 Boko Haram terrorists in Borno, recover large cashe of weapons

Troops of 21 Brigade of the Division of the Nigerian Army killed 15 Boko Haram militants and captured large quantities of terrorists' equipment in Borno State. A statement issued by Lieutenant Colonel Kingsley Samuel, Deputy Director Army Public Relations 7 Division says the Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu has commended the troops for repelling the terrorists who attempted incursion into their location in Sambisa forest, Borno State in the early hours of Thursday, April 27.

In less than 12-hours Anthony Joshua will battle Wladimir Klitschko; Here's all you need to know about the fight

In less than 12-hours, the much anticipated Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko fight will go down on Saturday April 29, 2017 as they battle for the IBF heavyweight world title at Wembley Stadium, London. The fight becomes the second boxing event to be staged at the national football stadium after Carl Froch knocked out George Groves in a rematch in May 2014.

'President Buhari looks like a colourful creature called Gollum in 'Lord of the Rings' - Fani Kayode

Fani Kayode in his recent opinion article titled: The Ailing President And The Coming Conflagration In Nigeria, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as a colorful creature called Gollum in 'Lord of the Rings'. The former Minister of Aviation in the opinion article reacted over the president's illness and the worrisome state of the Nation. Read the opinion article after the cut...

Kylie shares sexy bathroom photos from her recent photoshoot

Kylie Jenner posted two racy photos of herself wearing a white leotard as she posed in a shower on Friday.  The photos are from her recent photoshoot with beauty company Violet Grey. Another photo after the cut...

Tanzania President sacks 9,932 Govt workers over fake certificates

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday fired 9,932 civil servants who were found using fake educational certificates to work. Magufuli made the announcement on state television after receiving a report on public servants' certificates verification. He said salaries of 9,000 plus employees for this month should be withheld after an investigative task force found that 9,932 government workers presented fake qualifications when they were employed.

Donald Trump reacts to North Korea's failed missile launch

Donald Trump reacted to North Korea's failed missile launch on twitter with the above tweet.

Photos: Two suspected thieves caught after stealing 'I Pass your Neighbour' generators, motorcycle in Port Harcourt

The two men were nabbed by security operatives after they stole one motorcycle and two generators from their neighbours in Ogoni Camp, Umuebulu in Port Harcourt, Rivers State in the early hours of April 26. According to the Facebook user, one of the suspect was recently released from prison.

North Korea ballistic missile launch fails again

North Korea launched a ballistic missile today Saturday (in their local time) but the missile exploded soon after launch without completing it, U.S. officials said. The failed test involved a short-range, non-nuclear missile, which would only be able to hit Seoul, but not Japan. A US official said they had warning of the test and watched it closely.

Photos: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie speaks at the "Remembering Biafra" conference at George Washington University

Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie attended the "Remembering Biafra" conference organized by the George Washington University Institute for African Studies,  in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) and Howard University. Moe hotos after the cut...

Photos from Pope Francis' historic visit to Egypt 

Pope Francis arrived in Egypt on a two day historic visit, where he's preaching the gospel of peace, saying violence cannot be committed in the name of God. The 80-year-old touched down at Cairo airport on Friday, before he was ushered in a car to meet Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Nigerian transgender Miss Sahhara flaunts her boob's and tiny waist in new photos

 As shared on social media. Another photo after the cut...

Two weeks after, former US President George Bush discharged from Hospital

Former President George H.W. Bush has been released from the hospital in Texas after a two-week stay. He was discharged from Houston Methodist Hospital today after "being treated for a mild case of pneumonia and chronic bronchitis". According to a statement by his spokesperson Jim McGrath.
"President and Mrs. Bush are very pleased to be home spending time with family and friends and grateful for the outstanding care provided by his doctors and nurses."

China bans dozens of Islamic names in Xinjiang region

Due to fear of extremism in the northwestern Muslim-majority region of Xinjiang, the Chinese government has listed dozens of 'extreme' Islamic names banned in the Xinjiang province.

The list titled 'Naming Rules For Ethnic Minorities' on the government document which was signed by the ruling Chinese Communist Party and disseminated by Uighur groups included 23 names related to historic religious, political figures and places that are deemed to be ‘overly religious’

Friday, 28 April 2017

"I have never beat my wife" - Mercy Aigbe's husband, Lanre Gentry, responds to battery allegations

LIB exclusively revealed today that actress, Mercy Aigbe's 7-year marriage to Lagos based hotelier, Lanre Gentry -year marriage to Lanre Gentry crashed over alleged battering.

Sources told LIB that Mercy had been enduring domestic violence for a long time in her marriage but it got worse lately. Lanre Gentry has now briefly responded to the battery allegations in a comment on LIB's Instagram page. He denied the allegations, saying he loves her so much and has/will never beat her. See his comment after the cut...

Omotola is all shades of gorgeous in new photos

She's beautiful!

Photo: Man jailed for raping 5-year-old, told victim her mother would die if she told anyone

 A 41-year-old man who raped a five-year-old girl in Croydon, UK has been jailed for 13 years.

Jerry Ablorh of Bensham Grove, Thornton Heath, was sentenced on Friday, April 28, at Croydon Crown Court having previously been found guilty of rape and two counts of sexual assault by penetration.

NICON building collapse: Lagos Seals structure, orders integrity test

Read the press statement below...
The Lagos State Government on Friday sealed off the building that partially collapsed at Nicon Town Estate on Admiralty Way in Lekki on Thursday which reportedly killed two persons and left one other severely injured.

Chilling CCTV footage shows serial sex beast dragging a woman into bushes and raping her - just hours before marrying footballer Harry Kane's pregnant cousin

Disturbing footage (main) shows Derry McCann, 28,(right) standing across the road from his victim before following her along the pavement.

McCann was given three life sentences after assaulting the 24-year-old woman in the park in Hackney, east London, on January 13. Just hours later he tied the knot with pregnant Kerry Hogg.

Ooni disowns statement credited to the Palace, restates respect for Oba of Lagos

Read the statement below...
Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja 11) on Friday disowned a remark credited to one Tunde Awoyemi who claimed to be the palace Director of tourism that the palace of Ooni would invoke the wrath of ancestors on Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu if he fails to tender apology for snubbing Arole of Oduduwa at a public function recently.

Anti-abortion advocate calls for Serena Williams to be stripped of grand slam title, claiming her pregnancy meant two people were playing, not one

An Australian politician is calling for Serena Williams to be stripped of the grand slam title she recently won while pregnant because, according to him, the fetus is a person and as such counts as a double partner.

Claiming "foetal personhood", Rev. Fred Nile MP, said Serena playing tennis with another living being in her body meant she was unfairly advantaged. 

That time Mercy Aigbe denied that her husband beat her...even though you can see that her eye was slightly swollen (video)

Back in April 2013, Mercy Aigbe's husband Lanre Gentry was accused of dragging her out of a hotel room into his car after battering her at an event (You can read that here). The two later did a video denying that the incident took place. (watch the video above). Guess Mercy is tired of hiding!

Nnamdi Kanu leaves Kuje prison after 2 years

After meeting his bail conditions, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, left Kuje Prison in Abuja around 5pm this evening April 28th. He was driven home by former Aviation minister Osita Chidoka. Nnamdi Kanu was arrested in 2015 for treason and has been in prison since then.

He was granted bail by Justice Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday April 26th, after being told not to participate in any rallies or be found in a crowd of more than 10 people while he is on bail.

Linda Ikeji TV's Crime Story speaks with children and brother of woman who was beheaded by ritualists in Badagry + More details of the gruesome murder

38 year old mother of three Oluwakemi Afolabi was beheaded in March 2017 in the Badagry area of Lagos by ritualists. Her hands and legs were cut off, stomach cut open and her private part defiled.

Linda Ikeji TV's Crime Story With Nonso visited the woman's family and what we found out was quite sad! Please watch!

Photos: Meet 'Queen Stunner', the lady alleged to have broken Mercy Aigbe's marriage

Another Nollywood marriage has crashed, the details are quite messy and yet again, another fair skinned lady has been fingered to have allegedly caused the marriage crash.

LIB learnt that domestic violence was a huge factor in the crash and a lady named Opemititi aka 'Queen Stunner' has also been mentioned as the lady having an affair with Mercy Aigbe's hubby.

When you sit next to your ex and his hot girlfriend

Naomi Campbell pictured sitting next to her ex-boyfriend, Diddy, and his girlfriend Cassie, at the launch of ‘Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: The Bad Boy Story’ at The Beacon Theater in New York City...

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