Monday, 16 January 2017

Gambia: Jammeh begs Sirleaf, ECOWAS to allow judiciary decide his fate | He’s playing games – Sirleaf (WATCH)

President of the Gambia Yayha Jammeh has pleaded with chairperson of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to allow the Gambia Supreme Court determine his fate.

 Jammeh televised a conversation he had with Sirleaf.

In the video, Jammeh is seen requesting the ECOWAS leader to facilitate the release of judges to hear his petition against the outcome of the December 1 election, in Gambia’s Supreme Court.

Gambia’s President-elect, Adama Barrow’s 8-year old Son dies after dog bite

Eight-year-old Habibou Barrow, son of Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow, is reported to have died on the way to the hospital after being bitten by a dog in Manjai, near the Gambian capital, Banjul yesterday.

The President-elect's media team confirmed the news to the media on Monday.
"Yes, Habitou Barrow passed away last night after being bitten by a dog. He was the 8 years old son of Adama Barrow's second wife. He will be laid to rest today at 2 pm,"

"At your age, you're only SA social media" - Senator Tokunbo Afikuyomi takes on Buhari's aide, Lauretta Onochie on Twitter

On Sunday, a former senator from Lagos state, Tokunbo Afikuyomi, tweeted that President Buhari could not go to Sambisa forest to meet with the troops where he can speak to them directly, but asked BBOG members to go to the dreaded forest.

And President Buhari's social media defender, (Personal Assistant to the President on New Media), Lauretta Onochie, who was fazed by Afikuyomi's tweet, thought the best way to defend her Oga at the top was to insult the former senator.

She replied, "Grow up or close your account"... And Afikuyomi did not take it likely as he fired some shots at her.

See the drama below

Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey talk about Chimamanda Adichie in her Farewell Interview (WATCH)

Out-going U.S. First Lady, Michelle Obama, had a thoughtful, funny, inspirational and down-to-earth farewell interview with Oprah Winfrey at the White House.

The ladies talk about Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's piece on the First Lady and other stuff.

Oprah told Michelle: Chimamanda's piece on her was "one of the most beautiful things I'd read about you."

Check out the interview below

Members of comedy group arrested for mocking members of ‘The Lord’s Chosen’ Church

Lagos State Police has arrested members of a comedy group, Naija’s Craziest following a petition filed by the General Overseer of The Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement, Lazarus Mouka.

Mouka filed the petition following a video released by the group on Youtube, mocking the church members.

The church member were seen rolling in the mud, while evangelizing.

The group announced the arrest on their Facebook Page, describing it as “an Attack on Creativity, Comedy, Freedom of Speech”.

Naeto C, his wife Nicole, Asa Asika, others celebrate Kema Chikwe at 70 (Photos)

Former Minister of Aviation Kema Chikwe celebrated her 70th birthday this weekend in Abuja.

She was joined by her son Naeto C, his wife Nicole, her nephews Asa and Aedan Asika and singer A.M.

See more fun family shots..

NYSC mandates prospective corps members to submit medical report

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has mandated prospective 2016 Batch B (Stream II) corps members to bring along their medical certificate to the orientation camps.

The NYSC in a statement on Monday announced that the batch will commence its orientation on Tuesday 24th of January up until 13th of February.

It reads, “The NYSC Management wishes to inform prospective corps members and other stakeholders that the 2016 Batch ‘B’ (Stream II) Orientation course will commence on Tuesday, 24th January, 2017.

Heaven will fall if soldiers stop our rally for Trump – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have said there would be repercussions if their solidarity rally in honour of Donald Trump is interrupted by soldiers.

In a statement on Monday by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, the group said the heavens will fall if their peaceful rally scheduled for Friday is stopped.

UNIMAID attack: Education in North-East under attack – Atiku | The attack has created fears among Nigerians - Saraki

Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, on Monday condemned the bombing of the mosque inside the University of Maiduguri during which a Professor of Veterinary Medicine was reportedly among the casualties.

Atiku, who spoke about the explosion via his Twitter account said education in the North-East is under attack.

“The attack on UNIMAID is not just about a bomb exploding in a mosque. Once again, education in the northeast of Nigeria is under attack,” he tweeted.

#ChibokGirls: Photos of BBOG group being briefed on rescue efforts

A delegation of the Federal Government including the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed , Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali and Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai alongside some members of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) Group are currently in the North East for a guided tour.

On arrival, they were briefed at the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Command Yola on efforts made to rescue the remaining abducted Chibok Girls.

See more photos;

The 23 Democratic lawmakers that will not be attending Trump's Inauguration

On Friday, January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America.

A growing number of rival party, Democratic lawmakers are boycotting his inauguration, particularly after revelations of Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 election and his rebuke of civil rights icon John Lewis.

Some members of Congress have said they will be protesting in Washington D.C and in their districts.

Pants, Charms found inside the church of a Pastor accused of committing adultery in Benin city (Photos/video)

A mob in Benin City, Edo state last week destroyed the Miracle House of God Prophetic Ministry allegedly run by a Pastor who was recently accused of committing adultery. 

He allegedly had an affair with a married woman who came to his church for prayers.

The youths in the area destroyed the church and in the process, discovered charms, used female pants and other weird items. 
See more photos and a video from the scene below..

Zimbabwean Prophet arrested for saying Mugabe will die this year


Leader of Kariba Church in Zimbabwe, Prophet Patrick Mugadza, has been arrested for saying President Robert Mugabe will be die this year.

Prophet Mugadza was quoted to have said:

Shakira wants Gerard Pique to leave Barcelona for Chelsea or Arsenal

Pop singer, Shakira wants her partner and father of two kids, Gerard Pique to leave Barcelona as soon as possible and join a London club, preferably Chelsea or Arsenal.

According to Spanish website, Don Balon, the player could leave Barcelona after damaging his reputation among Spanish supporters who dislike him because of his vocal support for Catalonia- a region in northeastern Spain seeking independence from Spain.

Kidnappers of Nigerian-Turkish College students and teachers demand N1.2b ransom

The abductors of students and employees of the Nigerian Turlish International College (NTIC) Isheri, Ogun State, are demanding the sum of  N1.2 billion ransom for the victims to be released.

The gunmen invaded the school last Friday night and abducted eight people, including two Junior Secondary School (JSS) students, one Senior Secondary School (SSS) students, two Turkish employees and three Nigerian workers.

They reportedly dug through the school fence and entered through the back door. The victims were taken away in a white Toyota Hilux vehicle.

Militancy: VP Osinbajo visits Niger Delta region (Photos)

In a bid to find a lasting solution to issues of militancy in the Niger Delta, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo this morning arrived Delta state where he is to have an interactive session with leaders of the various oil communities in the region.

Foreign exchange from oil has dwindled in the last two years due to renewed attacks of militants on oil installations in the region.

The VP was accompanied by Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu.

Obama's second daughter, Sasha, shows off her hot bikini body at the beach (Photos)

15 year old Sasha Obama showed of her hot bikini body while having fun at Miami beach with friends over the weekend.

See more photos below..

The suicide bomber that attacked UNIMAID mosque was 7 years old

Information gathered from the early Monday bomb explosion at the University of Maiduguri mosque has revealed that the attack was carried out by a 7-year-old suicide bomber.

The attack reportedly led to the death of a Professor of Vetenary Medicine, Aliyu Mani and four others.

It was also learnt that another 15 persons were injured.

BBOG group joins FG on guided tour to North East

The Bring Back Our Girls group has joined the Federal Government on its “guided tour” to the North East to see first-hand efforts to rescue the abducted Chibok girls.

Both parties have been having a running effort on the modalities of the trip.

The FG had invited the group to the trip, but it gave certain conditions before it would join the government delegation.

Amnesty International warns FG against continued detention of Zakzaky

Amnesty International on Monday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to obey a court ruling to release leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria otherwise known as Shi’ites, Sheik Ibrahim Zakzaky.

El-Zakzaky has spent over a year in custody after his followers clashed with the army in Zaria.

A Federal High Court in Abuja had on December 2 ruled that Zakazaky’s detention was illegal and unconstitutional, imposing a 45-day deadline for their release.

Several killed as bomb explosion hit University of Maiduguri mosque

Several persons have been killed in an explosion in a mosque at the University of Maiduguri, Borno State, SaharaReporters reports.

It was learnt that the explosion occurred early Monday at 6:30am while students and staff were observing prayers.

Security forces have been deployed to the scene but there has been no confirmation on the number of casualties.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Sunmbo Adeoye reveals she’s expecting another child as her son with Tuface turns 11 (Photos)

As Sunmbo Adeoye celebrated her first child with Tuface,  Nino Idibia‘s birthday today, she also announced she’s expecting her third child, the first with her husband, Pastor David Adeoye.

She wrote:

Ibinabo Fiberesima celebrates birthday by offering scholarship to 5 children | Monalisa Chinda, Aneke Twins attend her birthday party (Photos)

Former President of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Ibinabo Fiberesima became a year older last Friday and she celebrated with friends and family.

Present at her birthday celebration were colleagues in the movie industry and beneficiaries of the scholarship scheme she will be financing.

As part of her birthday celebration, Ibinabo will grant 5 children across the country, scholarship.

“It is all about women advocacy at the end of the day” – Pretty Mike on why he chains girls like dogs to events

Lagos nightclub owner Mike Eze-Nwalie Nwogu, popularly known as Pretty Mike, finally opened up on why he chains girls like dogs to events.
In an exclusive interview with PUNCH, he said there is a mission behind his action, and was very much shocked as Nigerians had already crucified him before hearing his side of the story.

American OAP says Nigerians can’t speak english, then apologizes after backlash

A couple of days ago an Atlanta-based American radio personality Steuyrockfdu said Nigerians could not speak English while interviewing the rap group Migos about their time in Lagos.

Nigerians saw this video of this interview and of course it didn’t sit well them, as they went on his personal Instagram page and called him out saying Nigerians speak very good English as that is even their first language.

Sarah Ofili reveals why she agreed to Ikechukwu’s marriage proposal & takes jabs at his age

The drama between Ikechukwu, Terry Tha Rapman, Joy Madaki & Sarah Ofili, continues. We are wondering if this is a coincidence or pre-arranged. All the same, lets enjoy it.

This all stemmed from an interview Ikechukwu granted where he talked about his ex-fiancee Sarah Ofili leaving him for her ex-boyfriend Terry Tha Rapman.

Well, Sarah has now revealed her reason for accepting Ikechukwu’s marriage proposal in 2011.

Toke Makinwa shares photo with her Bae Seyi Kuye

Toke Makinwa has finally moved on to another romantic arena

The media personality took to her Instagram page to share an adorable picture of her and her boyfriend Seyi Kuye. According to the caption, the photo was posted by Ada.

She deleted the picture after it attracted a lot of attention. See the photo below..

Photos from 2017 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Ceremony

The 2017 Armed Forces Remembrance Day ceremony held at The Eagles Square, Abuja on Sunday, January 15th 2016.

In attendance were President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, Service Chiefs and other top government officials.

The high point of the day was the laying of the wreath at the Cenotaph, in memory of our gallant soldiers who lost their lives while discharging their duties.

Bush daughters share rare photos of Malia & Sasha Obama touring the White House with them in 2008

 The twin daughters of former President George W Bush have shared rare pictures from the time they showed Malia and Sasha Obama round the White House eight years ago.

In an open letter offering advice to President Barack Obama's daughters this week as they join the "rarified club" of "former First Children", Barbara Bush and Jenna Bush Hager recalled meeting the girls on the steps of the White House in November 2008.

Current Miss Bum Bum Brazil tattoos Donald Trump's face on her back (PHOTOS)

Current Miss Bum Bum Brazil, Erika Canela, has tattooed U.S. President-elect, Donal Trump's face on her back.

Erika shared photos of herself getting the tattoo on Instagram and her most of her fans couldn't believe what they're seeing.

Explaining why she did it, the Brazilian booty queen;

3 Psychiatry professors ask Obama to conduct mental evaluation of Trump

Three professors of Psychiatry have written a letter to outgoing President of the United States of America, Barack Obama that a full medical and neuropsychiatric evaluation be performed on President-elect, Donald Trump’s mental health.

The letter dated November 29th 2016, queried Trump’s insensitivity, grandiosity and his inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality as the reason for their concern.

In a video also shared in this post, Dr. Lynne Meyer, explains that Trump suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD).

3 soldiers in killed in new attack on military base, Troops kill 13 terrorists, rescue 58 persons

An attack on a military base by Boko Haram insurgents has left three soldiers died.

The insurgents attacked the Nigerian Army troops of the 119 Battalion and 133 Special Forces Battalion in the Operation Lafiya Dole on Saturday in the Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno.
According to The Punch troops also shot dead 10 Boko Haram members with the assistance of the Nigerian Air Force Intelligence and Reconnaissance planes around the shores of the Lake Chad.

Army spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, who confirmed the incident, said the troops recovered one Pulemyot Kalashnkova Machine (PKM) Gun, with 67 rounds of ammunition, one AK-47 Riffle with 18 rounds of ammunition, two AK-Rifle top covers and three dane guns with one cartridge.

Buhari speaks with troops in Sambisa, Liberia via video-call

As part of celebrations to mark the 2017 Armed Forces Remembrance Day, President Buhari held a video-call with troops at the Sambisa forest.

Flanked by the Service Chiefs and the Senate President Bukola Saraki, President Buhari who tweeted the call as the “high point of my day” also spoke with troops in Yola, Adamawa and those in Liberia.

Gambia: Adama Barrow to remain in Senegal until inauguration

Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow is set to remain in neighbouring Senegal at the request of West African leaders until his planned inauguration, Senegalese sources said Sunday.

“Senegalese President Macky Sall accepted on Saturday in Bamako to welcome Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow in Dakar until his inauguration,” due on January 19, the official APS agency said citing an official.

Personally lead us to Sambisa, BBOG's Aisha Yesufu dares Buhari

Co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls group Aisha Yesufu has dared President Muhammadu Buhari to personally lead the group to Sambisa forest.

On Saturday BIB reported that the Federal Government had invited the BBOG group on a guided tour to see first-hand efforts to rescue the abducted Chibok girls.

The invitation extended to members of the BBOG was contained in a letter dated January 11.

Tonto Dikeh’s husband buys GMC truck as pre-birthday gift for their son (Photos)

Despite the reported crack in their marriage, Tonto Dikeh's husband,  Olakunle Churchhill, has purchased a 2017 GMC truck for their son, Andre King.

On his Instagram page, @bigchurchhaven, Churchill wrote, “Early birthday gift to our SON King Andre 👑👑👑 #kingstoy. 2017 GMC truck.”

See photos below:

Femi Fani-Kayode: Tribute to Major Patrick Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu

“In the early hours of Jan 15, 1966, 51 years ago today, the man in this picture, Major Kaduna Nzeogwu, led a coup of junior army officers of mainly of Igbo extraction. Many were killed that night.

The coup failed but the issues he, and later in 1991 Major Gideon Orkar raised in his own coup, are still pertinent.

When will the yoke of internal colonialism and subjugation be finally broken in our country? I have always condemned Nzeogwu and, to a lesser degree Orkar, but given what is happening in Nigeria today I have to say that both of them were not just heroes but men that fought to ensure that we were freed from what is nothing less than injustice, wickedness and slavery.

Tonto Dikeh confirms cracks in her marriage by endorsing a negative article targeted at her husband & Ubi Franklin

Nollywod actress Tonto Dikeh has confirmed reports of a crack in her marriage by endorsing a negative article targeted against her husband, Olakunle Churchill, and Ubi Franklin, whose marriage to actress Lilian Esoro, has also packed up.

There were reports few days ago that Tonto and her husband are having issues over infidelity on his part. According to reports, the actress’ husband is allegedly having an affair with his PA.

And to confirm this, actor Uche Maduagwu wrote an article on Instagram where he criticized some men for abusing their wives who have shown love to them. The article was specifically targeted at Tonto's husband, Churchill, and Ubi Franklin, because he used their pictures for the write up on Instagram.

I have never heard of Gideon Okeke before – Chiwetalu Agu reacts to criticisms over his extreme vulgarity in movies

Veteran actor, Chiwetalu Agu, has finally responded to the criticism he's getting from his colleagues in the movie industry.

Gideon had said that Chiwetalu Agu’s vulgarity is becoming too much and the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) has to do something about it.

Chioma Akpotha reacted, by saying Gideon lacks respect and morals, and it’s none of his (Gideon’s) business how Agu delivers his craft.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Tony One Week also comes for Chinwetalu Agu over his 'persistent use of vulgar language' in movies

This is one drama we never expected, Nollywood practitioners coming for each other on social media over their movies roles or style.

Comedian and Musician, Tony One Week has reacted to Chioma Akpotha calling out Gideon Okeke for criticising Chiwetalu Agu‘s vulgarity in movies.

Gideon had said that Chiwetalu Agu’s vulgarity is becoming too much and the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) has to do something about it.

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