Friday, 24 February 2017

Claudio Ranieri's sack sparks furious reaction from Mourinho, Michael Owen, Gary Lineker, Piers Morgan, others

Leicester City's decision to sack Claudio Ranieri nine months after he won the Premier League title has sparked furious reactions from the football world.

Football managers, pundits, ex-players and lovers of the game have taken to social media to pour out their anger over the news.

Ranieri took the Foxes to the title in 2015-16 despite them being rated 5,000-1 shots at the start of that campaign - the club’s first in its 133 year history.

Osinbajo summons IGP Ibrahim Idris over kidnap of German archaeologists

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday summoned the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, over the kidnap of two German archaeologists, Prof. Peter Breunig and Johannes Behringer in Kadarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the IGP briefed the acting President on efforts so far made by police to rescue the victims unhurt and apprehend the kidnappers.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Actress Grace Ama celebrates birthday with beautiful new photos

Nollywood actress, Grace Ama turned a year older on Thursday, Feb. 23, and she shared these stunning photos to mark the day.

She captioned one of the photos;

Rihanna's charitable work in her home country of Barbados earns her Harvard Humanitarian Award

Rihanna is being honoured by Harvard University for her philanthropic work in her country of Barbados.

The 29-year-old singer built a breast cancer treatment center in Barbados earning her the title of Humanitarian of the Year 2017 from the prestigious university.

The Barbadian beauty will receive the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award during a ceremony on the Cambridge, Massachusetts campus next week Tuesday.

Osinbajo has been up to the task in Buhari’s absence – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says no vacuum has been created due to the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari.

President of the association, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, who stated this in Abuja on Thursday said Acting President Yemi Osinbajo is up to the task.

While reacting to the recent statement from the president requesting a longer period of rest, Ayokunle asked people to pray for Buhari until he returns to the country “hale and hearty”.

SA Rapper, AKA shamelessly reveals his breakup with Bonang Matheba was a marketing strategy

South African rapper, AKA has shamelessly revealed that his breakup with Media personality, Bonang Matheba was just a marketing strategy for his new music.

In an interview with South African magazine, The Plug, the rapper revealed that he never broke up with Bonang, saying that it was just a way to get people to talk about him before he dropped his new music.

Kidnappers demand N60m ransom for German archaeologists

Gunmen who abducted German Professor, Peter Breunij and his associate, Johannes Buringa have demanded N60 million as ransom, The Nation reports.

The German professor and his associate were kidnapped at Jenjela village near Kaduna on Wednesday.

According to a source, the kidnappers called a camp supervisor on Thursday morning demanding N30 million each for their victims.

INEC releases date for Anambra governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed November 18 as the date for the governorship election in Anambra.

The electoral body made the announcement on Thursday via its Twitter account.

N500.000 'wedding gift' to Justice Ademola has damaged Buhari – Senator Ben Murray-Bruce

Senator Ben Murray-Bruce says the N500.000 'wedding gift' given to Justice Adeniyi Ademola by a lawyer to President Muhammadu Buhari has damaged him.

Bruce, who stated this on Thursday via his Twitter account added that the grass cutting scandal of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Babachir Lawal has also damaged the president.

No padding in 2017 budget – Ben Akabueze

The Federal Government on Thursday dismissed claims that the 2017 budget was padded and filled with frivolous and unclear expenditures.

The Director-General, Budget Office, Mr. Ben Akabueze, made the clarification while addressing journalists and members of the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) on the 2017 budget in Abuja.

On the controversial N2 billion housing project, Akabueze said the money has been traced to the federal ministry of housing and not the federal ministry of finance.

Leicester City sack coach Claudio Ranieri

Leicester City Football Club has sacked manager Claudio Ranieri.

Ranieri, popularly known as the Tinker man led The Foxes to the English Premiership title last season – the club’s first in its 133 year history.

But results have not gone the way of the defending champions who lie 17th in the league, one point above the relegation table.

"Why is Nigeria's President Buhari still in London?" BBC compares Buhari's London vacation to #BBNaija

Earlier today, the BBC published a post asking why Nigeria's President Muhammadu still in London?

BBC drew parallels between President’s Buhari’s very drama-filled vacation and Big Brother Nigeria..

The piece written by Martin Patience and titled; "Why is Nigeria's President Buhari still in London?" goes on to explain how both are actually being filmed outside Nigeria and how Nigerians raised hell in each case.

Osinbajo pays surprise visit to Lagos Airport, inspects facilities (Watch)

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo is currently at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport on an unannounced visit, accordingly to his media aide, Laolu Akande.

Osinbajo also took time out to inspect the airport’s facilities.

#BBNaija’s Gifty Kisses OAP Yaw live On Wazobia FM, bares flesh (Photos/Video)

Former Big Brother Naija star Gifty was a guest at Wazobia FM, Lagos, today.

During an interview with OAP Yaw,she was asked by Yaw to kiss him (at least show her kissing skill as she did in BBNaija).She perfectly did it and kissed Yaw.
The actress is sure looking hotter than she appears on the reality show.

#BBNaija’s Coco Ice super hot photo shoot, shares her experience in the House, her music & more in Bold magazine

Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Coco Ice, a photo shoot and chat with Bold Magazine.

Coco Ice, has revealed her plans following her eviction from the Big Brother house.

The budding rapper, said she will be dropping a new song soon and hopes to feature some heavyweights in the industry such as Olamide, Falz and Tiwa Savage.

5 year old dies after being attacked by Landlord's dogs in Lagos

A 5-year-old girl, Aliyah Masaku, has died after he was attacked by 3 dogs owned by the Landlord of the house she and her father live in Lagos.

The attack occurred on Alhaji Abdul Hakeem Bin Sulaimon Avenue, off Ewuren Road, Ikorodu.

She was first taken to the Ikorodu General Hospital after the incident on Monday, but was transferred on Wednesday to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, where she died.

Xenophobic attacks: NANS tells South African companies to relocate from Nigeria within 48hrs

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has given 48 hours ultimatum to all South African companies in Nigeria to relocate over the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.

The students gave the ultimatum at a peaceful demonstration at some South African companies in Abuja on Thursday, where they also burned the country’s national flag.

During the march the students carried a banner, which read: ‘’NANS Against Xenophobic Attacks on Nigerians.’’

Soldier jailed for assaulting actress Ebere Ohakwe

The Nigerian Army has found Private Suleiman Olamilekan, of 6 Division Garrison, Port Harcourt, guilty of maltreating Nollywood actress Ebere Ohakwe and he has been sentenced to 28 days Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL) and salary forfeiture for the said number of days.

This was disclosed in a statement by Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations on Wednesday.

Police deploy Special Forces to rescue German archaeologists kidnapped in Kaduna

The Nigerian police has deployed its special forces as it seeks to rescue two German archeologists, abducted in Kaduna on Wednesday.

Professor Peter Breunig and his colleague, Johannes Behringer were abducted by gunmen at Janjala area of Kagarko LG area of the state.

They were working in collaboration with National Commission for Museum and Monuments on the relics of NOK Culture in Nigeria in  an excavation site at Janjala.

Nigeria’s democracy is heading towards total collapse – Gov Udom Emmanuel

Akwa Ibon State Governor, Udom Emmanuel has said Nigeria is heading towards a one party state.

Udom said the recent political development in the country was not good for its democracy.

The governor stated this on Wednesday at the Ibom International Airport on arrival from Abuja, where he attended the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, meeting.

#BBNaija: Lagos lawmaker tells FG to stop broadcasting Big Brother Naija

Chairman, Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Health Services, Segun Oluluade has said the Big Brother Naija show was alien to Nigeria’s culture.

In a statement on Thursday, Oluluade said the show was promoting immorality among the youths.

He urged the Federal Government to reconsider the implications of Big Brother Naija on youths.

Radio manager in Bayelsa flogs 4 staff

The General Manager of Radio Bayelsa, also known as Glory FM, Mr John Idumange, on Thursday caned four members of staff on duty.

The station is currently facing an industrial dispute between workers and management of the station.

The Radio Bayelsa Chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, and Radio Television and Theatre Arts Workers Unions (RATTAWU), consequently shut the radio station. Some reports had said the staffers were whipped by suspected thugs.

Xenophobic attacks: Angry Nigerians attack MTN head office in Abuja

Disheartened by the continuous attacks on Nigerians in South Africa, some protesters on Thursday attacked and vandalised the head office of South African owned telecommunications company, MTN in Abuja in apparent retaliation, an MTN spokesman said.

“They are protesting against the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa. It’s our regional head office in Abuja. That’s where we have our customer care center,” the MTN spokesman said.

Actor Mr Ibu Shared his inspiring success story in the #BBNaija House

Yesterday, Nollywood actor John Okafor popularly known as Mr Ibu was brought into the Big Brother Naija house as the celebrity guest of the day, where he spent time chatting with housemates before he was then called into the dairy room by Big brother.

In his diary session, he revealed he tried to commit suicide in 1997 because he had no place to live after a friend he was living with asked him to leave, he also talked about how he pulled himself out of that situation and thanks to a friend he was able to get his footing and achieve his dreams.

Katy Perry, Rita Ora, Craig David...see the red carpet fashion & winners list from the 2017 Brit Awards

The 2017 Brit Awards held on Wednesday night at the O2 Arena in London.

Little Mix and Rihanna took the lead alongside Skepta for the most nominations this year with three each, while Drake and the late David Bowie followed closely behind with two nominations each.

Although the Brit is not usually heavily attended by the American stars, the red carpet fashion has been spectacular over the years and last night was no different.

Mariah Carey congratulates ex-husband Nick Cannon as he welcomes baby boy

There’s no bad blood between Mariah Carey and her ex, Nick Cannon as the star singer has reportedly sent congratulatory messages to Cannon on the birth of his son, Golden.

Cannon announced the birth of his baby with ex-girlfriend Brittany Bell via Instagram on Wednesday and sources say Mariah who had been aware of the baby for a while now has congratulated him, adding that, “They are on fine terms and continue to be good parents for their children.”

Tonto Dikeh’s husband, Olakunle Churchill signs Praiz on as an ambassador for his charity foundation (Photos)

Big Church Foundation is the name of the not-for-profit organisation owned by Tonto Dikeh’s estranged husband, Olakunle Churchill.

On Wednesday, the foundation unveiled X3M artiste, Praiz Adejo as its ambassador for the 2017 project year.

Jay Z becomes first rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

The Carters have another reason to celebrate as Shawn ‘Jay Z’ Carter has been named as one of the 2017 inductees of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

The announcement was made on Wednesday by guitarist, Nile Rodgers on CBS This Morning. Rodgers said Jay Z has changed the way we listen to music and the way we have fun. He said the 21-time Grammy winner is “in a space where, even though he’s had more pop albums than anyone else, he did it through rap”

Jay Z is said to be over the moon since the announcement of his induction.

“I lied about being a virgin…My accent was fake”- Former #BBNaija housemate, Gifty says

Evicted Big Brother Naija housemate, Gifty Powers has said she lied about being a virgin while on the show.

In a recent interview with LIB, Gifty said she has never been married as widely reported.

Gifty also said her accent was fake, while stating that it was part of her game plan.

I am not indebted to any commercial bank – Stella Oduah says after court froze her bank accounts

Senator Stella Oduah has said allegations that she is indebted to some commercial banks are untrue.

A Federal High Court in Lagos had on Wednesday restricted Oduah and Sea Petroleum and Gas Company Limited linked to her from making withdrawals from 21 accounts domiciled with some banks.

While speaking with journalists in the National Assembly on Thursday, Oduah said she resigned from the company in 2010.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Governor Ganduje of Kano in telephone conversation with Buhari (Watch)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in a telephone conversation thanked all Nigerians who offered prayers for his speedy recovery.

Buhari made the remarks in on telephone with Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State during a special prayer session organised by the state government for his quick recovery and safe return to the country.

Ganduje’s telephone conversation with the President was aired live on Pyramid Radio FM during a special prayer congregation held at the Africa House, Kano Government House.

PDP crisis: Sheriff begs Fayose, gives exit date

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has pleaded with Ekiti governor Ayodele Fayose to sheath his sword as he seeks to rebuild the party.

Sheriff made the plea in Abuja on Wednesday when he addressed a delegation of South West PDP members at his office in Maitama.

The former Borno governor, who said he would relocate to the party’s national secretariat this Friday added that he would leave the party after its national convention.

#BBNaija: Member of the “Nigerian Single Mother’s Association” writes Bisola | TwitterNG reacts

A Twitter user who claims to be a member of the “Nigerian Single Mother’s Association” - has written a letter to Big Brother Naija Housemate, Bisola reprimanding her frolicking with fellow housemate ThinTallTony.
And TwitterNG users have reacting to the letter. They can’t believe there is an actual association like that and are wondering when it was formed…

Read the Letter below

#BBNaija: “My plan was to make the boys fall in love with me” – Gifty talks her strategy in the house, plans after Big Brother Naija

Former Big Brother Naija housemate Gifty had a press rounds following her exit from the reality TV show and her first stops were Beat FM and Pulse TV.

During the interview she talked about her stay at the house, her strategy while she was in the house, her plans now that she is out of the house and so much more.

Number of times Kiki Osinbajo proved she's also a Fashion Icon (Photos)

Kiki Osinbajo is definitely the most active of the children of the number two man in the country. The beautiful daughter of Vice President (now acting president) Yemi Osinbajo, has always shown she got style by dishing out beautiful photos on Instagram.

She always take her fans through her activities with picture story and the eagle eyed fashionistas has never given her a thumb down.
Scroll down to some of her recent photos...

Curvaceous actress Halima Abubakar releases very beautiful photos..shows off her famous breast tattoo

Nollywood actress, Halima Abubakar, has released beautiful photos from her recent shoot.

The curvaceous actress who shared the photos on her Instagram page used the opportunity to remind everyone that her famous breast tattoo is still intact, by showing it off.

More photos below..

“Big Brother Naija is a corruption of TV Reality shows" - NGO petitions NBC to stop #BBNaija

A non governmental organisation, CitizenGO has petitioned the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to stop airing reality TV show, Big Brother Naija (BBNaija).

The group, which is currently gathering signatures online to stop the show sent the petition to policy makers, the NBC, The Presidency and the public.

It began collecting signatures on Feb. 20, and already has a total number of 3,160 signatures, as it targets at least 5,000 signatures.

I wish I was not in government - Ben Bruce says being a Senator has exposed him to annoying facts

Senator Ben Murray-Bruce says he wished he wasn't in government, saying being a Senator has exposed him to many facts and figures that are quite frustrating. 

Speaking to National Assembly correspondents in Abuja, the Ben Murray-Bruce, who is the senate committee chairman on privatization expressed his frustrations at the failed privatization programme initiated by the OlusegunObasanjo administration.

I don't need to speak to Buhari directly to authenticate his health status - Femi Adesina

President Buhari's spokesman, Femi Adesina, says he does not need to speak with President Buhari directly to aunthenticate his health status.

In an interview with Channels TV this morning, Adesina maintained that he gets all the information about President Buhari from those around him including his personal physician, PA and domestic staff.

Vogue UK accused of being racist for referring to black model Justine Skye as “& co” in a group Photo with white models

Twitter users have reacted to British Vogue posting a picture of singer Justine Skye and 3 models – Bella Hadid, Lily Donaldson and Kendall Jenner – and captioning it “Bella, Lilly, Kendall & co”.

Fans of Justine Skye have accused Vogue of being racist for referring to the singer as “& co” while naming the 3 models, according to several tweets, just because they are white.

Justine Skye has since reacted to the tweet.