Sunday 26 June 2016

US based Nigerian footballer, Fikayo Idowu drowns in lake (PHOTOs)

US based footballer, Fikayo Idowu, 19, who plays as a defender for the Ohio State football club, drowned in a central Ohio lake on Friday June 24th. Idowu had gone to the Apple Valley lake to swim with his team mates when the sad incident occurred. A dive team searched for him for 45 minutes and eventually recovered his body from the lake. He was rushed to the Columbus hospital where he was certified dead

His coach John Bluem said Idowu was an “unbelievably good human being.”

Kidnapped expatriates from Calabar finally regain freedom

The 7 expatriate contractors, including three Australians and a South African, have been released unharmed 4 days after they were kidnapped by gunmen in Calabar, Cross River State, Reuters reports

The Cross River State Security Adviser SSA, Mr Jude Ngaji, who confirmed the report told CrossRiverWatch that the expatriates were released early today (Sunday) morning.
Ngaji debunked claims that ransom was paid for their release. He also disclosed that all the foreigners were released unhurt without any injury while the two Nigerians sustained minor injuries possibly from torture by the kidnappers.

Checkout Tyga's New 45k teeth Jewelry

TMZ report that he just got it from Celeb jeweller Ben Baller. It says it is made of 1400 diamonds. At $45,000 and 18 carats ... it's the most expensive grill Baller's ever made.

Junaid Mohammed tells Buhari to Treat Niger Delta avengers as Boko Haram terrorists

Outspoken Northern politician, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, has asked President Muhamadu Buhari to treat the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, as terrorists and mete out appropriate military action against it as it is doing to Boko Haram insurgents in the north. 

Mohammed, who was a member of the last National Conference, told Vanguard in an interview on Sunday that it was wrong for the Buhari administration to try to appease the Niger Delta militants while still confronting a similar terrorist group in another part of the country. 

Kenneth Omeruo tag Nigeria World Cup Qualifying Group as "INTERESTING"

Nigeria defender Kenneth Omeruo has described the 2018 World Cup qualifying draw which sees Nigeria in Group B along with Algeria, Cameroon and Zambia as “interesting”. 

The draw, which held in Cairo, Egypt on Friday, pitted three-time African champions Nigeria in the same group as Africa’s best ranked team Algeria and former African champions Cameroon and Zambia. 

And reacting to the draw, Chelsea defender Omeruo said they must also prepare well for the qualifiers.

Lagos, Rivers, Delta, Ogun, Edo top list of richest State, 15 other States on a verge of Bankruptcy

*36 States generates N682bn IGR

*Lagos generates more IGR than 32 States combined

*Rich States: Lagos, Rivers, Delta, Ogun, Edo

*Poor States: Yobe, Zamfara, Ekiti, Borno, Kebbi

An investigation by the Economic Confidential has shown that Fifteen States may go bankrupt as their Internally Generated Revenues (IGR) in 2015 were far below 10% of their Federation Account Allocations (FAA) in one year from June 2015 to May 2016.

The report further indicates that the IGR of Lagos State of N268bn is higher than that of 32 States combined together excluding Rivers, Delta and Ogun whose IGRs are very impressive. The 32 other states merely generated a total of N257bn in 2015.

Germany thrash Slovakia to set up meeting with either Spain or Italy

Germany began to click into top gear as they thrashed Slovakia 3-0 in Lille to book a quarter-final with one of their ghosts of Euros past, Spain or Italy.

After being held to a frustrating single-goal victory in their final pool game by a staunch Northern Ireland defence, Germany tore into Group B's third-placed team to assert their standing among the favourites for the trophy.

Joachim Low gambled on Jerome Boateng's fitness and the Bayern Munich man rewarded him with a first international goal to put Germany into an early lead.

Mesut Ozil had a penalty saved shortly afterwards, but Low's other team selection of note, replacing Mario Gotze with Julian Draxler, also paid dividends when the Wolfsburg man set up Mario Gomez for the second just before half-time.

Christian Group urge Buhari to Pay more attention to Economic hardship faced by Nigerians

Following the economic hardship being experienced by Nigerians, the Youth Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to put in place cogent measures that will ease the suffering of citizens.

YOWICAN, in a press statement signed by its President, Daniel Kadzai and made available to journalists, on Sunday in Jos, also urged religious leaders to preach against corruption.

The statement while appreciating the efforts of Buhari in trying to stem corruption in all facets of the country, said there was need for the President to pay more attention to the growing economic hardship, unemployment, and non payment of salaries in some states.

(PHOTO) Singer Fergie shares topless album cover

Stacy Ann "Fergie" Ferguson popular known as Fergie shared a photo of her yet to be released album Double Duchess. 

Is that her boobs or her leg?

Say What! US crown the World ugliest Dog (PHOTOs)

A 17-year-old, blind Chihuahua named Sweepee Rambo has beaten 16 other contestants to emerge the world's ugliest dog and net its owner a £1000 cash prize and a six-foot trophy.

The dog impressed judges with its ugliness as it walked the red carpet. The World's Ugliest Dog competition, now in its 28th year, is held at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma, California, about 40 miles (64 km) north of San Francisco.

A panel of judges score the contestants based on first impression, unusual attributes, natural ugliness and personality.

AMCON reveal Why We Re-opened Ben Bruce's Silverbird, Rhythm FM

A day after they were sealed by Nigerian officials for loan default, some subsidiaries of Silverbird Group reopened for business on Friday afternoon, with apologies to their ''viewers, listeners and online subscribers''.

The Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON, has now explained why that happened. You recall on Thursday, they had effected a court order to take possession of Silverbird Galleria Limited, Silverbird Promotions Limited, and Silverbird Showtime Limited which are part of the media group owned by businessman and politician, Ben Murray-Bruce, and his family.

The takeover was necessitated by an alleged failure of the three companies to repay about N11 billion credit they obtained from Union Bank of Nigeria.

Oh Dear! Woman Had Breast Cancer Because She Refused To Have Children

When Susan Leeming found she had stage three breast cancer at 42, she was relieved she had no children to distress with the devastating news.

But this small crumb of comfort turned out to be a leading cause of her illness.

According to Mirror UK, Susan’s biopsy showed the cancer cells developed because she’d never been a mum.

She was told women who have babies have lower oestrogen levels while hers were abnormally high enough to trigger the disease.
Susan says:

Big Boy! Daddy Showkey shares photos of his son

 Like father like son!

Have you ever seen a Bride and Her Bridesmaid on Bikini? Check this Out

A bride-to-be and her girls decided to pose like this for a photoshoot wearing just their bikinis and people liked it. This photo which only just emerged online has since gone viral with mostly favourable feedback.

Many social media users have expressed satisfaction with the level of confidence exuded by the ladies as they posed for the shot. Some have even gone on to call the would-be husband a very lucky man.


PHOTO: Benue State First Lady kneels before the Wife of the General Overseer of Deeper Life Church to great her

First Lady of Benue state, Eunice Ortom went on her knees to greet the wife of the General Superintendent of Deeper Life Bible Church, Mrs Esther Kumuyi at the state government House in Makurdi, on Friday, June 24th. Mrs Kumuyi and her husband, William Kumuyi, were in the state on a courtesy visit to the governor, Samuel Ortom.

What's This! Lady put her "sag" boobs on the spotlight ... (PHOTO)

... And what is this ? This boobs are finished except it was photoshop and even at that why would you wear such dress when you know you don't have befitting boobs?

Isaac Fayose pens letter of encouragment to his brother Gov Ayo Fayose (See Letter)

The brother of Ayo Fayose (Ekiti State governor); Isaac Fayose writes his brother about the issues and stories surrounding him.

Read the letter below:

Dear Brother/Father,

I am writing you this letter to encourage, strengthen and remind you of this verse of the Holy Bible that says, “If God is with us, who can be against us?” As you read this letter, I pray it gives you strength and courage. I want you to know that I am with you at this time of trouble and that this turbulence is a stepping stone to a higher level in Life for you.

What's Happening to Nicki Minaj, She looks extremely light skinned

I am not sure this is as a result of the camera effect because if you look at the girl at her back she still maintained her usual color .... Is she over doing this? 

(PHOTOs) Governor Okorocha meets Man whose wife was killed in Kano

Pastor Mike Agbahiwe, an indigene of Orodo in Mbaitoli Local Government of Imo State whose wife was killed in Kano by Muslim Fanatics has, for the first time since the incident happened, come back to his home state. He met with Governor Rochas Okorocha at the Government House in Owerri yesterday with his relations and explained that contrary to the widely read report that his wife, Mrs. Bridget Agbahiwe was beheaded, she was beaten to death, not beheaded.

He told the governor details of what transpired and how the wife was heartlessly and gruesomely murdered in his presence by the Muslim Fanatics and he survived the attack by the grace of God, otherwise, he would have also been killed because the aim of their attackers was to kill him and the wife.

His story below...

"Mr President plays by the rules strictly" - Femi Adesina on National Assembly crisisa

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has dismissed allegations by the national assembly leadership that the Presidency was behind its many travails. The Senate during its plenary last Tuesday June 21st, accused the presidency of using the judiciary to fight & intimidate the legislature.

Lawmakers made the allegation in the wake of the fresh charges of forgery of senate orders leveled against Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy Ike Ekweremadu, for which they would be arraigned before an Abuja high court tomorrow June 27th.

In this fresh interview with Independent correspondent in Aso Villa, Innocent Oweh, Femi Adesina, dismissed the claim, stating that  President Buhari understands the separation of power in a democratic system

Ghanaian Actress defend N*ked Pictures she shared on her Birthday

After her controversial unclad photos went viral during her 30th birthday, Ghanaian actress Bibi Bright has refuted rumours of using the birthday cake to cover her genitals since she was without underpants. The actress who just made a comeback in the country’s movie industry -in her photos left just a little to viewers imagination as she posed with her birthday cake, lingerie and more.

In a chit chat with a Ghanaian reporter, Arnold Mensah Elavanyo, the sultry actress disclosed that she wore panties for the shoot and that panties have types -depending on how it’s worn.

Guys will EAGERLY want to have condomless sex with PRETTY women

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The study sought to better understand the relationship between perceived attractiveness and condom use intentions in a heterosexual male population between ages 18-69. 

The researchers found that more attractive a woman was judged to be on average, the more likely participants would be willing to have sex with her and the less likely they were to intend to use a condom during sex. 
"Male perceptions of attractiveness influence their condom use intentions," the study said. 
"Such risk biases could profitably be discussed during sex education sessions and in condom use promotion interventions," the researchers noted. 

Veteran Photographer Bill Cunningham dies at age 87

Legendary New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham died Saturday, the paper announced, at the age of 87.

Cunningham worked at the Times for nearly 40 years, taking photographs of New Yorkers in their natural habitat: the city's bustling streets.

“Can Somebody Sue Me Already?” - Kanye West speaking On “Famous” Video

Kanye West is begging to be sued. Just over 12 hours after the rapper released his instantly-controversial “Famous” music video, he’s bracing himself for a lawsuit.

As Gossip Cop reported, the nudity-filled visual for “Famous” premiered during a screening at the Forum in Los Angeles on Friday night. The clip depicts 12 naked celebrities in bed together: West, wife Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift, Caitlyn Jenner, Amber Rose, Ray J, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Bill Cosby, Anna Wintour, Donald Trump and George W. Bush. It’s believed most of the figures are wax sculptures, but West’s camp has declined to say which people actually posed for the video.

Rock Artist Steven Tyler Announces their band will embark on Farewell Tour in 2017

American rock Artist Frontman Steven Tyler confirmed earlier this week their band Aerosmith is planning a farewell tour for 2017, telling Howard Stern on Tuesday, "I love this band, I really do, and I want to squash every thought that anybody might have about this: The band's over."
"We're doing a farewell tour, but it's only because it's time," Tyler, 68, said.
The radio host made Tyler confirm it: Did he mean "farewell" as in the band would be gone for good?
"Yeah," Tyler said, adding that guitarist Joe Perry also knows. (Tyler's manager did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.)

Kelly Clarkson to drop New Album in 2017 After Leaving Longtime Record Label

Singer Kelly Clarkson 34, announced on Friday that she's left her longtime record label, RCA Records, in favor of a new deal with Atlantic Records, where she is working on a "soulful" new album to be released in 2017.
"I came from American Idol, which was awesome, but it was kind of an arranged marriage after getting in the industry," Clarkson explained in a Facebook livestream. "While it was awesome sometimes, sometimes it was rough."
Clarkson made sure to show plenty of gratitude for the team at RCA, where she released six full-length albums since 2003, plus one holiday offering.

Taylor Swift Fans Slam Kanye West for using Her Naked Scene in “Famous” Video

The "Famous" music video premiered on Friday during a screening event West held in Los Angeles. Along with Swift, West, and his wife Kim Kardashian, Amber Rose, Caitlyn Jenner, Bill Cosby, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Anna Wintour, Donald Trump, and George W. Bush were all seen naked and lying in bed together. The concept was a tribute to the famous “Sleep” painting by Vincent Desiderio.

via Gossip Cop:
It seems highly unlikely a few of those people gave their consent to be
It seems highly unlikely a few of those people gave their consent to be depicted nude in the visual, particularly Swift, who had a falling out with West over the song’s lyrics, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/Why? I made that b---- famous.” Gossip Cop reached out to a rep for Swift to find out if she was aware of her presence in the video, but we have not yet heard back.

Police report indicts AIG, others in Ese Oruru Investigation

The police have submitted the report of their investigation into the abduction of Ese Oruru to the Police Service Commission with the report recommending sanctions for the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 1, Shuaibu Gambo and other officers.

According to SUNDAY PUNCH, it was gathered that the sanction for Gambo was informed by the shoddy investigation into the abduction of the teenager and her forceful conversion to Islam.

Ese was abducted in 2015 and taken to Kano by Yunusa Dahiru who converted her to Islam and also impregnated her. Yunusa is facing criminal prosecution in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, while the teenager had since given birth to a baby girl.

I didn't marry my wife for American green card - Mr. Patrick shares His Love Story

Comedian, Patrick Onyeke, who is popularly known as Mr Patrick give account on how he and  his wife, Tammy, an American accountant met and their love story.

Read below:

How did you meet your husband?

Tammy: We met in South Africa. I was there to attend a convention. While I was there, a colleague asked me to accompany her to a comedy show. At the time, I had no idea who the comedians billed to perform were. Patrick came on stage soon after we arrived the venue. I loved his performance and I began to scream out of excitement. I was glad to see him and told my friend that I had always wanted to meet him. She then met with one of his friends who introduced us.

Edo PDP Crisis: “Sheriff is turning himself to a comedian” - State Excos

The Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has rejected the suspension of the States Executive issued by Ali Modu Sheriff. “He has no right to do what he is doing. But we know he is being sponsored by the All Progressives Congress. The most interesting part of it is that even those he picked as members of his caretaker committee are all flying documents of the illegal kangaroo committee,” said the PDP publicity secretary in Edo, Chris Nehikhare. “It is laughable and he is turning himself into a comedian in the mode of Baba Sala.”

Hassan Bello appointed Head of Implementation Committee for National Carrier

The Federal Government has announced Mr Hassan Bello, the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) as the Chairman, Implementation Committee for the new national carrier.

Transportation Minister, Chibuike Amaechi who made the announcement at the weekend said the government has resolved to have the national fleet in order to boost the nation’s economy via job creation and improved revenue generation.

Amaechi noted that President Muhammadu Buhari administration is pursuing a total diversification of the economy with a strong belief that a national fleet that is private sector driven will stimulate the maritime industry.

Reminisce debunk relationship rumour with Actress Adunni Ade

The relationship between Rapper Remi Safaru, aka Reminisce and Actress Adunni Ade was a subject on social media a couple of weeks ago.

Many sources who spoke to Sunday Scoop said they have seen the two entertainers  together in the recent and some others said they often attend shows in company with each other.

However, in a telephone conversation with Sunday Scoop, Reminisce, who is popular for rapping in Yoruba  , said the story is not true and they are not intimate in any way.

About Comedienne Helen Paul and Her Rise to Stardom

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I grew up in Lagos with my grandmother and I have a bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts and a master’s degree in the same discipline from the  University of Lagos.  I have professional qualifications from reputable institutions, including a Certificate in Media Enterprise from the School of Media and Communications, Pan-African University, and a Basic Presentation Certificate from the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria.  I have a doctorate degree in Theatre Arts from the UNILAG.  I am a comedienne, presenter, actress, wife and mother.


"Drug trafficking ruin my career and my little fame" - Actor Uche Odoputa

Many will no longer remember him but Uche Odoputa was close to becoming an A-list actor. He was once a star actors in Nollywood, he had a huge fan base and was on the verge of becoming as  prominent as the likes of  Emeka Ike, Ramsey Nouah and Jim Iyke.  Unfortunately, he altered the course of his career. In 2007, he was arrested for trafficking drugs and subsequently, he was imprisoned for two years and three weeks.

The Orlu, Imo State-born actor, said he wasn’t making enough money and some individuals took advantage of his desperation and introduced him to the drug trade.
“I regret my actions. I was a growing brand and  a lot of people were angered by  my action. I was disappointed in myself. I thank God I came out of prison  a changed person,” he said.

Nollywood Actor and Director Fred Amata loses car to robbers

Star actor and movie director, Fred Amata was robbed in the early hours of Saturday.The actor who was a guest on the popular talk show, FajAlive on LTV was robbed about 13 hours after he left the show.

The armed robbers according to the statement his friends released on social media took away his Lexus SUV, phones, money and  shoes.

Fred who is the president of Directors Guild of Nigeria has reported the robbery incident to police station and he’s hoping his stolen properties would be recovered.

Assets Management Company of Nigeria, AMCON takes control of Afrijet Airlines over N10b debt

Justice Chuka Austine Obiozor of a Federal High Court, Lagos Division has ordered the Assets Management Company of Nigeria, AMCON, to take over Afrijet Airlines Limited.
The company is allegedly owing AMCON nearly N10 billion.

The order also affects Ibe’s Continental Aviation Services Limited. AMCON has since appointed Prof. Gbolahan Elias, SAN, as Receiver/Manager.

Tuface Idibia pictured with DJ Khaled in LA (PHOTO)

There is no specification on when the pics were taken ... But there must be something big coming from this two music icon.

My Supporters Will Not Vote For A ‘Bigot’ - Bernie on Donald Trump

While talking with Stephen Colbert during the June 23 episode of The Late Show, Stephen brought up how Donald said, “rotten system — the fix was in… Bernie’s supporters, come vote for Trump.” 

When asked if his voters should pick Donald over Hillary, Bernie didn’t have to think twice. “My supporters are smart enough to know that we do not want a bigot to become president of the United States,” he said.

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Actor Anthony Monjaro says He will marry next year

Have you seen the TV series Lekki Wives? If you have then you should know Actor Anthony Monjaro. He played a key role in the sex driven movie of the Life of wives in Lekki.

But despite all the attention, Monjaro is still unmarried. The London returnee who is well over 40, said he has yet to find his feet and  needs time to settle down in Nigeria since he just relocated.
“I moved back to Nigeria a while ago but I need to settle down. I don’t want to get married and struggle. I will settle down next year. You are not the only person on my case, everybody is on my case,” he said.

What's Brewing! Nicki Minaj fires Cryptic comment on Instagram, Meek Mill fires back

So what could be going on between this two love birds? Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill took to Instagram to post a cryptic message that has fans wondering if all is good in the neighborhood.

Khloe Kardashian posted a quote about being disappointed and Nicki left a comment. Meek Mill responded to Nicki’s comment suggesting she stop posting quotes.

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(PHOTO) Kylie Jenner and Tyga rekindled their romance ... They are back together

So it seems they can't have enough of each other just yet. Kylie Jenner and Tyga have rekindled their romance as both of them stepped out together on Friday night to attend Kanye West’s “Famous” music video premiere at The Forum in Los Angeles.

President Buhari And Obasanjo In Another behind door Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari and former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday held a closed-door meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

It was held away from the prying eyes of journalists. It was learnt that Obasanjo, who was decked in white agbada, arrived at the Presidential Villa for the meeting at about 1pm and left around 2.20pm.

Details of the discussion between the two leaders were not readily available as of the time of filing this report but the meeting, it was learnt, might not be unconnected with the “latest happenings” in the country.

Pope Francis calls on Armenia and Turkey to bury the hatchet

Pope Francis called on neighbours Armenia and Turkey to lay aside their differences and also expressed his hopes for peace in the Caucasus region during an ecumenical prayer service in the Armenian capital Yerevan. 
"May God bless your future and grant that the people of Armenia and Turkey take up again the path of reconciliation, and may peace also spring forth in Nagorno-Karabakh," the pope said on Saturday. 
Addressing the younger generation, Francis said: "Cherish the great wisdom of your elders and strive to be peacemakers: not content with the status quo, but actively engaged in building the culture of encounter and reconciliation." 

The people gathered for the services applauded the words of the 79-year-old pontiff.

Wife of US Governor takes waitressing job to complement her husband low income

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To be elected into political power is not an avenue to accumulate wealth, but an avenue for you to serve the power that elected you there. This is such story of a US Maine Republican Governor whose wife, Ann LePage got a waitressing job a few weeks ago to complement her husband's $70,000 per year salary, the lowest of any U.S. governor. 

The Governor Paul LePage made this known at a recent town hall in Maine.

The LePages live with their dog, in the Augusta governor's mansion and bought a $215,000 Boothbay home two years ago. The governor recently tried but failed to increase his successor's salary to $150,000 per year, above the nearly $135,000 average for all 50 state governors in 2015.

Ann LePage said being a waitress is something she had "always always wanted to do."

Omotola's beautiful daughter, Meraiah attended yesterday BET International awards (PHOTOs)

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Omotola Jalade Ekeinde daughter, Meraiah Ekeinde attended the BET International Awards and shared some pictures from the event.