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Saturday, 28 January 2017

Photos from Laura Ikeji and Ogbonna Kanu's traditional wedding

Laura and Ogbonna Kanu were tied in holy matrimony at a traditional wedding that took place today in our home town in Nkwerre LGA, of Imo state. Congrats to the couple. More photos after the cut...

Trump's America: California wants to secede from the United States

I guess a bit of Chaos is coming to the US following Donald Trump's election to the highest seat in the country. The state of California wants to secede from the United States in a move that has been called 'Calexit', which if they succeed, would establish California as a separate country from the USA. This is the first time since 1861 that a state (South Carolina) would attempt to exit the US.

One of the people pushing for the recession explained why California wants out of the US;
"California is the most diverse place in the world. And we  want to have more minorities, more immigrants, more international connections"

Man tears a copy of the bible after a Catholic priest destroyed a shrine in his community in Anambra (photos)

The young man pictured above, destroyed a copy of the bible after a catholic priest, Reverend Fr. Ebubu Muo Nso, destroyed a shrine in his community in Ekwulobia, Anambra state. In the video, the man says he is angered that a shrine built by his forefathers could be destroyed by the Rev. Father.
"The more you burn the shrines the more version of the Bible I will tear, reverend father ebube monso arranged some useless boys to burn our shrines at ekwuluobia, that is why I tore the Bible again" he said Watch a video of him tearing the bible after the cut...

DSS invites controversial pastor, Johnson Suleman, for interrogation

After a failed attempt to arrest him in Ekiti state last Wednesday, the Department of State Security, has invited controversial Senior Pastor of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman, for interrogation over his recent comments asking Christians to attack armed herdsmen that try to attack them. He is to appear at the DSS Headquarters in Abuja on Monday January 30th by 10am.

Mercy Aigbe steps out rocking a Gucci bag and erm...what is she wearing biko?

I can not understand...😲

Mark Zuckerberg criticizes Donald Trump on immigration

Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg expressed concern on Friday over Trump's latest executive orders on immigration and refugees.
"My great grandparents came from Germany, Austria and Poland. Priscilla's parents were refugees from China and Vietnam. The United States is a nation of immigrants, and we should be proud of that. Like many of you, I'm concerned about the impact of the recent executive orders signed by President Trump" Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post, which cited his family's immigrant background and his volunteer work with undocumented schoolchildren.

FCMB Promotes Export Trade, Commended by Stakeholders

The series of customer fora organised by First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Limited on export trade has been described as laudable and an impressive initiative as it will go a long way to assist the growth of businesses and activities of the government, particularly in its bid to diversify the nation’s economy through the Zero-oil strategy. 

Smitten Selena Gomez and The Weeknd can't keep their hands to themselves on romantic trip to Italy

Selena Gomez, 24, and her new boyfriend, The Weeknd, 26, strolled hand-in-hand around Florence yesterday Friday Jan. 28th as they took in the sights of the romantic city. More photos after the cut...

Religious crisis: CAN applauds Apostle Suleman for being vocal, says Osinbajo's silence on the matter is no longer golden

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has released a statement, applauding controversial clergyman and Senior Pastor of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman, for being vocal in the face of the repeated killing of Christians by some herdsmen in some parts of the country. 

In a statement signed by its special assistant on media and communication to the CAN President, Bayo Oladeji, the religious body kicked against last Wednesday's attempted arrest of Suleman in Ekiti state, arguing that his recent comments on the religious crisis in the country is permitted by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. They argue that Suleman is entitled to Freedom of Speech.

Southern Kaduna crisis: Audu Maikori reacts to his online backlash

In the last few days, President of Chocolate City Group, Audu Maikori, has receieved serious backlash on social media following his revelations on the continuous killings of Christians in Southern Kaduna.

Last week, he revealed that 6 students of Kaduna State College of Education were killed by Fulani Herdmen, something the school denied which brough about the back lash. Maikori released a statement last night stating his stand on the matter. Read after the cut...

'They can't pull us down' - Harrysong reacts to his arrest

Harrysong has indirectly reacted to his arrest by owners of his former record label, Five Star Music, yesterday. Posting a video on his IG page where himself and his friends were popping bottles of Champagne, he wrote "Thank you all so so much for the love and prayers... don't be scared..they can't pull us down...#samankwe all the way.. #@alterplatemusic". Watch the video after the cut...

Women forced to carry dead body of a child due to lack of transport

A group of women were forced to carry the remains of a child on their back due to lack of transport facilities at Dowa District Hospital in Malawi. Speaking to Nyasa Times, one of the women said no ambulance was made available to convey the deceased to the village for the funeral.

And here comes the bride! First photos from Laura Ikeji's traditional wedding to Ogbonna Kanu

My beautiful younger sister, Laura Ikeji Kanu is marrying Kanu Nwankwo's younger brother, Ogbonna Kanu, in our village in Nkwerre, Imo state today. Check out the first photos of the bride after the cut...will bring more wedding photos to you...

Drama! Presidential aide shares photo of President Buhari in the UK yesterday and some claim the photos are from last year!

Last night, President Buhari's personal assistant, Bashir Ahmad, shared a photo of the president in the UK where according to him Ogun state governor, Ibikunle Amosun and others went to pay him a visit.
 
Immediately he shared the photos, conspiracy theorists started analyzing it. Many said the photo was from President Buhari's visit to the UK last year. Someone even claimed Amosun was in Ogun state yesterday and couldn't have been in the UK. See more after the cut...

Nigeria Police declares Woman, Man wanted for stealing over N100million (photos)

The Nigeria Police has declared one Lilian Omekara wanted for the offence of conspiracy and stealing by conspiring with fraudsters to transfer over N29million to her account. She has since withdrawn the money and is currently at large.

Also declared wanted is Nelson Omuzagha. He is wanted for the offence of conspiracy and stealing in a new generation bank by fraudulent conversion of customers' deposits to the tune of N72million.

Twitter user tells a story of a man who killed himself after finding out all his four children weren't his


Hard to believe any woman would be this callous though. Sad if true!

See Super Eagles player, Leon Balogun's hilarious reply to a fan who wanted to turn him to 'father Christmas'

Super Eagles and FSV Mainz defender, Leo Balogun, took to his Instagram page to reveal a letter sent to him by a fan who claimed to be a civil rights activist, human rights public defender, a public communicator, and a member of the police assistance committee of Nigeria.

In the comic letter, the fan asked Leon to give him his personal souvenirs, club jersey -large (home and away), long sleeve branded with his name, club face cap, club T-shirt, club track suit, photograph, football boots branded in his name (size 9), sport slippers (size 9), sport travelling bag - large branded in club's name, and one trainer (size 9)..

Leon, in true comical and sarcastic fashion, replied him-  See his reply after the cut...

Photos: Please help find these missing ladies!

These ladies who are students of the American University of Nigeria, Yola, Adamawa state, are reportedly missing. Anyone with useful information should please call 08066843789 or 08055511811. 

3 Scary Killer Disadvantages of Taking Pills for Sexual Enhancement

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Serena Williams beats Venus Williams to win record 23rd major

Serena Williams is in the tennis history books once again. This time with her elder sister Venus across the net and her fiance Alexis Ohanian watching from the stands. Serena beat her older sister in the Australian Open final 6-4 6-4 to win her 23rd grand slam title to surpass Steffi Graf for the Open Era lead.

With her victory, Serena also regained the No. 1 ranking from Angelique Kerber.

Check out how former beauty queen rocked her NYSC uniform (photos)

Ilechukwu Onyinye who won the Face of CandyCity Nigeria title in 2015 swagged up her NYSC and looked cool...‎

Nite of a thousand laughs holds in owerri on Valentine's Day

Its Opa Williams' Nite of A Thousand Laughs, Owerri....
Comedy by Gordon, Acapella, Arinze Baba, Yellowmouth, Edo Pikin, Aproko, MC Douglas,Wazobia Revolution. Music by YCEE

Graphic photos: Lady crushed to death by truck in Kogi state

A young girl was yesterday crushed to death by a truck at Okene Local Government Area of Kogi state. See the very graphic photos after the cut...

Bayelsa state Commissioner for Information celebrates Seriake Dickson as he turns 51 today

Mouthpiece of the Bayelsa state government, Hon. Jonathan Obuebite, Commissioner for Information and Orientation felicitates with Gov. Dickson as he clocks 51. Prays for good health, more wisdom and courage to take Bayelsa to greater heights..

Photos: Rihanna visits school children in Malawi

International superstar, Rihanna visited a school in Lilongwe, Malawi on Thursday Jan. 26th. The 28-year-old pop star toured the classrooms and met with the students during her charity trip on behalf of her Clara Lionel Foundation.

She was also in the African country working as the ambassador for charities Global Citizen and the Global Partnership for Education.

For Moms, By Moms

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Trump signs executive order to keep out people from Syria, Iran and 5 other countries from entering the US

On Friday January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that indefinitely suspends admissions for Syrian refugees and limits the flow of other refugees into the United States by instituting "extreme vetting" of immigrants.

Titled "Protection Of The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States," the executive order would start to make good on Trump's promise to tighten borders and halt certain refugees from entering the United States.

Dino Melaye shares photos from 'Accidental Meeting' with Ayo Fayose

Two of Nigeria' most controversial and influential politicians, Senator Dino Melaye and Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti recently bumped into each other at Transcorp in Abuja. Dino Melaye shared photos from their meeting with the caption, 'Accidental meeting with Gov Fayose at Transcorp'. See more photos after the cut...

Banger alert! Mad Over You cover by Emperor Swagz (Rap Version)

‘Mad over you’ by Runtown is undoubtedly one of the biggest singles on the Nigeria entertainment scene coming into the New Year. Still basking in the Euphoria of its successful release, trend and massive acceptance, ‘mad over you’ has gotten another professional treatment, unarguably the most innovative so far, tagged the "rap version"...

Hollywood legend & Harry Porter actor John Hurt dies at 77

British actor, John Hurt who garnered Oscar nominations for his roles in "Midnight Express" and "The Elephant Man," has died at the age of 77, his agent confirmed this morning. He died yesterday Jan. 27th in London just 5 days after his 77th birthday.

Hurt worked more than six decades in television, movies and voice work in England and the United States. He recently played a priest who counsels Jacqueline Kennedy in last year's biopic "Jackie".

Own A Property in Lekki

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Enough is Enough: Five Star Music issues official statement on arrest of Harrysong

Yesterday, Five Star Music arrested Harrysong for breach of contract. In a new statement signed by Five Star Music Lawyer, Mr. C.C Chris, they explained and narrated why he was arrested, how they paid 5million naira to buy off his former contract with Questionmark Entertainment and how Harrysong has breach the contract he signed with Five Star. Read the full statement after the cut... 

Step into millions with DiamondXtra

Diamond Bank has launched Season 9 of its DiamondXtra reward scheme with over N584 million to be won. In the monthly draws, 13 customers win one million naira each, 1 customer wins two million naira and the luckiest customer wins the grand prize of salary for life; that is N100,000 naira monthly for 20 years!

Can you find the missing number at a glance?

Can you?

Lol. Make-up wahala

Well...

Intimate details of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's relationship to be exposed in new film

Estranged couple, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are about to have their relationship made into a documentary by film maker, Ian Halperin, 52. Ian revealed that the movie will be an exposé on the life of the celebrity couple, including intimate details behind their breakup and never-before-seen footage and interviews of both of them.

Car thieves arrested in VGC

A group of men stole a Toyota Camry from VGC yesterday evening but before they could escape with the vehicle, an alarm was raised by the owner. Unfortunately for the three men, they were apprehended after a long chase after they smashed the car at the VGC exit roundabout. Another photo after the cut...

Lol. This is why grandparents and social media don't mix

As far as social media is concerned, grand parents and sometimes parents don't have a clue. They just blurt out the fastest thing their fingers can type and before you know it, you are the butt of jokes. Here are a few prime examples...

Photos: Gov. Ambode Commissions newly upgraded Eagle Square, Tinubu at Lagos Island

Representative of Lagos State Governor & Acting Commissioner, Tourism, Arts & Culture, Mrs. Adebimpe Akinsola, cutting the tape to officially open the upgraded Eagle Square, Tinubu at Lagos Island on Friday, January 27, 2017. With her Sole Administrator, Lagos Island Local Government, Alhaji Nasir Musa; Special Adviser to the Governor on Central Business District (CBD), Mr. Agboola Dabiri; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture, Mr. Adewale Ashimi and Sole Administrator, Lagos Island East Local Council Development, Hon. Abiola Aare. More photos after the cut...

Photos: Suspected 'robber' narrowly escapes lynching in Benue State

A suspected robber identified as Ugo, narrowly escaped lynching after he was on caught with knives at Ella market, Otukpo, Benue State. But for the quick intervention of some good Samaritans, the suspect, said to be from Anambra State, would have been lynched by Okada riders.

Sweet Relief! Julius Agwu returns to social media, thanks fans who prayed for him

Renowned Nigerian comedian has been off social media for a while, supposedly due to his health and his fans have been understandably worried. Good news is he seems better now, enough to send out a message of gratitude to his fans and supporters on Instagram. He shared a photo of The Rock with a quote on it then captioned it:

Breadcrumbing is the new ghosting. All you need to know

If you haven't been ghosted before, you're one of the lucky ones who are not perplexed and left wondering why the person on the other suddenly decided to cut off all communication without explanation. Ghosting is defined as "the practice of ending a personal relationship with someone by suddenly and without explanation withdrawing from all communication." While disappointed lovers are yet to find a way around it, another evil has reared its ugly head, breadcrumbing. Urban Dictionary have summed it up perfectly:

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