Thursday 29 September 2016

Countdown To The Biggest Film Festival In Lagos!

It's one day to the biggest independent film festival in Lagos!

The 6th edition of Lights Camera Africa!!! Film Festival themed “Music makes the people…" is set to take place tomorrow, 30th September - 2nd October 2016 at The Marquee, Federal Place Hotel Lagos.

The festival will kick off with the worldwide premiere of Toronto International Film Festival selected Green White Green by Abba Makama followed by a line up of other exciting films.

Draya Michele features for ‘Vogue Brazil’ (PHOTOS)

American fashion designer and television personality, Draya Michele features for Vogue Brasil. The actress who left her role on VH1 reality series Basketball Wives LA was styled by Akix Mann and is wearing a top & skirt by Lethicia Atelier.

Rapper Jay Z wins $7million lawsuit

Rapper and businessman, Jay Z has won a lawsuit centered around his logo.

New York clothing designer Dwayne Walker had accused the music mogul of breach of contract and copyright infringement.

On Monday, a US Federal Judge, Andrew Carter, dismissed the $7m lawsuit which claimed Walker created the logo for JayZ’s label.

Rob Kardashian scared Blac Chyna will dump him for a Rapper

Rob Kardashian’s self-esteem is back at a low point thanks to his many ‘breaks’ from Blac Chyna.

According to TMZ, the couple has been fighting for ‘months’ and a lot of it has to do with Chyna’s dating history.

Sources close to the parents-to-be say Rob’s never been comfortable with aspects of Chyna’s past. For instance, we’re told he’s brought up her relationships with Tyga and Future. Our source says she had to stop listening to certain songs when Rob was around because he once told her point-blank, “You’d rather date a rapper than a fat Armenian.”

OMG! The reason this pretty Police officer was dismissed will SHOCK you... (PHOTO)

Melissa Adamson, a former police officer in Pennsylvania, lost her job after posting a Snapchat selfie showing herself in uniform and using the N-word in her caption.

According to NYDN, the pic showed Melissa Adamson, a part-time cop in McKeesport, wearing a uniform and sunglasses in a car, under the caption, “I’m the law today n—a.”

It’s unclear how the photo came to her bosses’ attention.

OMG! Cristiano Ronaldo’s £15million Private Jet Crashes

Real Madrid talisman, Cristiano Ronaldo’s £15 million private jet has been reported to have crashed.

The footballer’s jet was reported to have crashed at the airport while trying to land in Barcelona.

Jay-Z Signs Television & Movie Deal With the Weinstein Company

Rapper Jay-Z has signed a two-year overall deal with The Weinstein Company to produce both scripted and unscripted television projects and film projects. Projects under the deal are already in development and will be announced in the coming weeks.

via THR:

Federal Government fails to produce ex-NSA, Dasuki in court

The Federal Government has failed to produce the former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd) before an Abuja High-Court for trial in the charges of money laundering and breach of trust brought against him and others since last year.

Dasuki, who was charged along with five others before Justice Peter Affen, was granted bail when he was first arraigned but re-arrested and has been in custody of the Department of the State Services (DSS) since December 2015.

Amnesty International accuses Sudan of using chemical weapons in Darfur

Sudan’s government has carried out at least 30 likely chemical weapons attacks in the Jebel Marra area of Darfur since January using what two experts concluded was a probable blister agent, Amnesty International said on Thursday.

The rights group estimated that up to 250 people may have died as a result of exposure to the chemical weapons agents.

Mesut Ozil compares Alex Iwobi to J.J Okocha and Edgar Davids

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has claimed that Super Eagles starlet Alex Iwobi possesses the qualities of Jay-Jay Okocha and Dutch midfielder Edgar Davids.

Iwobi is a nephew of former Nigeria captain Okocha, whose dazzling skills lit up Europe when he played for Eintracht Frankfurt in Germany, Paris Saint-Germain in France and Bolton in England.

See the mouthwatering AMOUNT the Winner of 2015/2016 NPFL will go home with

Eventual winners of the 2015/2016 Nigeria Professional Football League will go home with a prize money of N40 million.

According to the figures released by the League Management Company, the money will rise up to N90m in all direct payments for the 2016 season including the basic award which comprises a pool of funds shared equally among all 20 participating clubs and  the merit award paid to clubs based on their final position in the table.

SHOCKING! Man meets his waterloo after winning BIG in lottery

A 35-year-old man, Ejike Onyejekwe, has been killed in the FESTAC Town area of Lagos State.

It was learned that the victim, who lived on 21 Road, K Close, FESTAC, was stabbed to death after winning a lot of money from a lottery.

According to reports from NigeriaEye, the victim to celebrate the winning, bought drinks for his friends and threw a party last Thursday and Friday.

Borno State | Troops captured four suspected Boko Haram insurgents

The troops of the Nigerian Army have arrested four suspected members of Boko Haram at the Maiduguri Cattle Market.

The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement that three of the suspected terrorists were arrested in the morning on Wednesday with the assistance of the Civilian Joint Task Force.

According to him, the suspects were Abba Go Dallagio, Abba Fanned and Alhaji Nwariye.

Jibrin employs the service of prominent Senior Advocate to sue House of Reps

The House of Representatives member and former chairman of the Appropriations Committee, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has taken to social media to dismiss his suspension on Wednesday as ridiculous, unfounded, ‘which cannot stand anywhere’.

The member representing Bebeji/Kiru Federal Constituency of Kano state, in series of tweets Wednesday night, the internet savvy Rep member said he would challenge the suspension in court.

Jibrin said he has already briefed Femi Falana, the popular human rights lawyer and senior advocate to file a case of contempt against the Yakubu Dogara led House.

Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi denies attacking Buhari

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, has denied quotes attributed to him on some social media platforms, which denounce President Muhamadu Buhari’s government and All Progressives Congress as failures.

Mr. Sanusi, in a message sent to newsmen, said the said quotes “were fabricated and attributed to me to create misunderstanding and disharmony between myself and the President”.

China Open | Novak Djokovic pulls out due to elbow injury

Novak Djokovic will not play at next week’s China Open, after pulling out because of an elbow injury.

The six-time champion, who has won 29 straight matches at the event, revealed this on his website.
“I am extremely disappointed not to be able to compete at the China Open this year,” said Djokovic, who hasn’t played since losing the US Open final to Stan Wawrinka.

INEC conducts first ever conclusive Guber Election in 16 months #EdoDecides

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has conducted its first conclusive governorship election under Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the commission.

Since October when President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Yakubu, INEC has organised two governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states, and both of them were not concluded on first ballot.

Budget Padding: Officials seal off Abdulmumin Jibrin’s office (PHOTO)

Officials of National Assembly on Thursday sealed off the office of Abdulmumin Jibrin, the former chairman of house committee on appropriation.

Jibrin was suspended on Wednesday for one year for making allegations that the 2016 budget as padded by Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, four other principal officers and other lawmakers.

Golden Boy Award: Nigeria's Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho shortlisted for Prestigious Award

Nigeria duo of Alex Iwobi and Iheanacho has been shortlisted for the prestigious Golden Boy Award. The Award is given by sports journalists to a young football player playing in Europe perceived to have been the most impressive during a calendar year and the nominees must be under the age of 21 and play in a European nation's top tier.

20-year-old, Alex Iwobi was nominated after breaking into the Gunners first team last term while is compatriot Kelechi Iheanacho was nominated after he burst onto the scene at the Etihad in the last 12 months, seeing off Wilfried Bony to become backup to Sergio Aguero.

APC chieftain | Stop blaming Buhari ... Key into his CHANGE mantra

A chieftain of All Progressives Congress in Sokoto State, Alhaji Abubakar Yabo, on Thursday called on Nigerians to stop blaming President Muhammadu Buhari for the economic challenges facing the country.

Yabo said that Nigerians should hold the immediate past administration responsible for the economic situation facing their country.

3 killed, more than 100 hurt in New Jersey as commuter train crash

Three people were killed and more than 100 injured, some critically, when a commuter train derailed and plowed through Hoboken station in New Jersey during the morning rush hour on Thursday, U.S. media and a transit official said.

Citing medical officials, U.S. media reports said three people were killed. Well over 100 people were hurt, many of them critically, Jennifer Nelson, a spokeswoman for train operator New Jersey Transit, told reporters at the scene. She did not confirm any fatalities.

Dramatic pictures posted by commuters showed a train carriage that appeared to have smashed right through the station concourse, collapsing a section of the roof, scattering debris and wreckage and causing devastation.

INEC declare Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki of the APC Winner of 2016 #EdoDecides Election

The returning officer in charge of the 2016 Edo State Election declared the candidate of the All Progressive Congress winner of the 2016 Edo State Election after scoring a total of 319,483 votes from the total votes of 582,299.

A Big Congratulations to you Sir!

Official Results from the 2016 Edo Governorship Election #EdoDecides

The Independent Electoral Commission has announced the results of the just concluded Edo Governorship election which were conducted on 28 September 2016.

According to the result released by INEC from the 18 Local Government in Edo State, the All Progressive Congress gather a sum of 319,483 and the Peoples Democratic Party gather the sum of 253,173. Below is the breakdown of the election as released by INEC:

FG Declares Monday, October 3 as Public Holiday to mark Independence Day

The Federal Government has declared Monday, 3rd October, 2016 as Public Holiday to mark Nigeria’s 56th Independence Anniversary.

The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen (rtd) Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, while making the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated Nigerians at home and abroad on the commemoration of this year’s independence anniversary.

Ogun State | Govt signs agreement to build massive refinery (Photos)

The Ogun State Government, on Wednesday, signed an agreement with a consortium of four private companies to build the second largest refinery in sub-Saharan Africa and the largest petroleum product depot in Nigeria.

The Chairman, Petrolex Group, Mr. Segun Adebutu who led other partners in the consortium to the office of the Ogun State Governor for the agreement signing ceremony, said the two projects, when completed would generate not less than 2000 employment opportunities for the citizens and greatly increase the socio-economic condition of the state.

Lagos State Police begins Psychiatric test on is Officers

The medical team of the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, on Wednesday converged on Lagos state to begin arrangements for the mental evaluation exercise to be carried out on all armed policemen, Dailypost.

The exercise is meant to assist in promoting principles of people-oriented policing as directed earlier this year by the then Inspector-General.

Arsene Wenger flattered by England link

Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, has admitted he is flattered by speculations linking him with the England job, but insisted the Gunners are his priority.

The Football Association is currently searching for a new coach for the Three Lions, after Sam Allardyce quit the role on Tuesday after only one match in charge.

U-21 coach, Gareth Southgate, has been appointed as a temporary boss for their next four matches.

WTF! Woman Pictured Performing a S*x Act on a Dinosaur Model (Photos)

An explicit photo making rounds online which have been described as an 'all time low',  shows a n*ked woman from the waist down performing a s*x act on a dinosaur model at a kids park in a seaside resort.

According to a report by The Sun UK, some parents have reacted with horror to the image which was posted on social media.

PDP, Ize-iyamu reject Governorship Election Results #EdoDecides

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has rejected the results of the Edo governorship election held on Wednesday, ahead of the announcement of the outcome.

The party had warned INEC that it would not accept any result different from what was announced at the various polling units in the state.

The PDP rejected the results in a press conference addressed by its Chairman in the state, Mr Dan Orbih, on Thursday in Benin.

Nigeria already late with preparations for Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Galadima

Former Chairman of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), and current Chairman of the Kano State Sport Commission, Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima, has averred that Nigeria’s preparations for the 2020 Olympics is already coming late.

He posited that the performance of Nigeria at the just-concluded Rio Olympics was below expectation, noting that it was occasioned by late or no adequate preparations and late release of funds.

UNICEF says 65,000 people living in famine-like conditions in Borno

UNICEF has revised its humanitarian appeal for Nigeria from US$ 55 million to US$ 115 million to assist an additional 750,000 people who can now be reached across conflict-affected areas in Nigeria’s Northeast.

In a statement made available to journalists in Maiduguri, UNICEF stated that as new areas open up to humanitarian assistance, the true scale of the Boko Haram-related crisis and its impact on children is being revealed.

Anambra State | Suspected Fulani herdsmen kidnap Catholic priest, shoots two others; demand N2.5m ransom

The Catholic Diocese of Nnewi, Anambra State, on Wednesday, disclosed that some suspected Fulani herdsmen have abducted the rector of Tansi Major Seminary, Rev. Fr. Dr. Emmanuel Dim.

Speaking with reporters at the Nnewi Catholic Diocese Media House, the Communication Director of the Diocese, Rev. Fr. Hyginus Aghaulor stated that the herdsmen were armed with dangerous weapons including guns, and inflicted serious injuries on two other priests Rev. Frs. Jude Chukwuneke and Jude Ezeokana, during the attack.

#EdoDecides: This must not be another inconclusive election – I Go Dye to Buhari

Renowned comedian, born Francis Agoda, popularly known as I Go Dye, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to endeavor to make the governorship election in Edo state conclusive.

It would be recalled that the INEC had generated reactions from Nigerians after it explained why it has continued to conduct inconclusive elections .

UPDATED: Official results as announced by INEC #EdoDecides

Below are the official results as announce by INEC official. Please refresh to get the updated result for each local government

Owan West

APC - 12862
PDP - 10132

Russian President hails Israel’s Shimon Peres for ‘courage and patriotism’

Russian President Vladimir Putin hailed former Israeli statesman Shimon Peres, who died on Wednesday at the age of 93, for his “courage and patriotism”.
“I was lucky enough to have the chance to speak with this remarkable person many times. Every time I admired his courage and patriotism, his wisdom and vision, his ability to grasp the essence of the most difficult issues,” Putin said in a message of condolence.

Borno State | Troops arrest Boko Haram terrorists at Cattle Market

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole on Wednesday morning at the cattle market, Maiduguri, Borno State, with assistance of Civilian JTF, arrested 3 suspected members of terrorist group, Boko Haram.

The suspects include Abba Go Dallagio, Abba Fanned and Alhaji Nwariye”, a statement by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman said.

The statement added that “during preliminary investigation they claimed that they entered into Maiduguri through Mafa with about 200 cows for sale at Maiduguri cattle market.

Borno State | Government to rebuild churches destroyed by Boko Haram

Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno has promised to rebuild churches and other structures destroyed by the Boko Haram insurgents in Lassa as he visited liberated communities in the Southern Senatorial Zone of the state
“We will rebuild churches, private and public buildings destroyed by the insurgents,” Shettima said when he accessed the level of damage in Lassa in Askira-Uba Local Government Area on Wednesday.

Coach Ranieri happy with his team performance against Porto

Manager Claudio Ranieri said he had seen reassuring signs of the ‘old’ Leicester City after his team’s 1-0 Champions League victory over Porto at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester’s fairytale Premier League title success was built on a miserly defence, but they have suffered some heavy losses already this season, most recently losing 4-1 at Manchester United.

They produced a far more dogged display against Porto on Tuesday, with Islam Slimani’s 25th-minute header and a spirited rearguard action helping to procure a second successive Group G win.

Playboy Magazine debuts first Muslim woman in hijab

Playboy magazine, once famous for bunnies and soft porn, for the first time is featuring a Muslim woman wearing a hijab, in a spread that is drawing both praise and criticism.

American journalist Noor Tagouri appears in the magazine’s October “Renegades” edition, a series that focuses on men and women “who risked it all even their lives to do what they love.”

President Obama, Clinton praise legacy of Shimon Peres

President Barack Obama hailed Israeli elder statesman Shimon Peres, who died Wednesday, as a friend who refused to give up on the dream of peace, while former president Bill Clinton called him “a genius with a big heart.”

Obama said Peres’ commitment to Israel’s security and pursuit of peace was “rooted in his own unshakeable moral foundation and unflagging optimism.”

Turkey | 32,000 suspects arrested in coup probe

Turkish courts have placed 32,000 suspects under arrest ahead of a trial on charges of links to a group run by US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen who is blamed for the July 15 coup, the justice minister said Wednesday.

Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag told NTV television that 70,000 people had been investigated after the coup and of them 32,000 remanded in custody.
“This process is continuing,” he said. The numbers of those arrested marks an increase of more than 10,000 from those previously given by the government.

Say What | Mysterious slaps Kills 6 People In Umuahia Brothel (PHOTOS)

Six persons have been reported dead and two unconscious this morning in a hotel known as 50-50 located around Uyo street close to First Bank in Umuahia, Abia State capital.

According to Abia Facts Newspaper, the hotel is a brothel and the girls living there have had experience of mysterious slaps some weeks back that initially left one person unconscious.

Nigeria Veteran DJ, DJ Midas dies at 45

One of the nation’s pioneer disc jockeys, Michael Adedoyin, popularly known as DJ Midas passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, of a brief undisclosed illness.

Midas, whose contemporaries are such deejays as DJ Jimmy Jatt and Humility, joined Silverbird’s Rhythm FM in 1998 as a pioneer and regular DJ host and ended up spending most of his career there.

Ibinabo Fiberisima returns to Nollywood for the First time after murder case trial (Photos)

After embattled actress Ibinabo Fiberesima faced the challenges of five years imprisonment over the death of one Dr. Giwa Suraj, she has bounced back to Nollywood.

She is presently on set a new movie where she is playing an Alhaja.