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Thursday, 30 November 2017

Nigerian Actress, Uche Jombo Slammed Over Libya Slave Trade

Uche Jombo 

Nollywood actress, Uche Jombo came under attack for not having a say or criticism on the busted slave trade in Libya.

The Instagram user, "leohumphery" slammed the actress after making a post on her Instagram handle. The Instagram user, condemned the actress' inability to use her media handle to criticise the slave trade which many other celebs have.

Ex-President Jonathan, Senator Ben Bruce Heap Praises on Wizkid After Historic MOBO Awards Win

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated Nigerian singer, Ayo Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid for emerging winner of the “Best International Act” at the 2017 MOBO Awards.

Wizkid defeated American rappers; Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B, DJ Khaled, Drake, Migos, SZA, Travis Scott and Solange Knowles who were all nominated in the Best International Act category.

120 Dreaded Members of the Badoo Cult Group Renounce Cultism in Ikorodu

A badoo member after he was caught 

No fewer than 120 youths on Wednesday renounced membership of different cult groups and surrendered their weapons on Wednesday at Imota in Ikorodu area of Lagos State. The renunciation by the cultists followed recent violent clash between rival cult gangs which claimed three lives in the area.

Addressing the repented cultists, Lagos State Commissioner of Police (CP), Imohimi Edgar said that their voluntary renuncement would be accompanied by vocational training to enable them acquire new skills.

Young Nigerian Striker Excites Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona 

Diego Maradona has big plans for young Nigerian striker Danjuma Kuti at United Arab Emirates, club Fujairah.

Maradona picked special interest in the 19-year-old Kuti, who only recently moved to the UAE, and has even brought him to train with the senior side.

A statement from UAE Sports Agency to SCORENigeria revealed that Maradona had been most impressed by how prolific the striker has been.

Banky W's Wife, Adesua Etomi Stuns in Fresh Photos

Newly wed, Adesua Etomi-Wellington and her husband, Banky W are still spending their trip at the Zebula golf and spa and Mandela House in South Africa with few friends.

The 29-year old born in Owerri, Imo State shared this lovely photos of herself rocking a yellow gown as they stepped out for sight-seeing yesterday. In 2014, she starred in her first feature film 'Knocking On Heaven's Door'.

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Nigerian Woman Overjoyed After Her Man Bends the Knee to Propose in London (Photos)

Zee was overjoyed after her boyfriend proposed 

A Nigerian woman, Ms Zee Lawal couldn't hide her joy after her boyfriend proposed to her in London. The UK-based woman while gushing on social media expressed happiness after dating her boyfriend for many years.

She wrote: "Usually I post selfies with a cute caption and keep it moving but this post requires more finesse! Please excuse my outburst of love and admiration.

On the 18th November 2017 the most incredible man I have ever met decided to bag himself a ‘good thing’ and I said yes!

BREAKING News: Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission Suspended

Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mr. Mounir Gwarzo 

The Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mr. Mounir Gwarzo has been suspended over an allegation of financial impropriety levelled against him. The suspension order was given on Wednesday by the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun.

Also suspended are two management staff of the Commission – Mr. Abdulsalam Naif Habu, Head of Media Division and Mrs. Anastasia Omozele Braimoh, Head of Legal Department – who have been alleged to engage in financial impropriety in the Commission.

Suspected Kidnapper Who Tried to Abduct 4 School Kids & Their Mum Meets His Waterloo in Calabar (Photos)

The suspect 

A Facebook user identified as Glory Anso has taken to the social networking platform to share some shocking photos of a suspected kidnapper who was caught while attempting to abduct four school girls and their mother and was lynched to death by angry mob in Calabar, the Cross River State capital on Wednesday.

Glory shared the photos and wrote; 'This is the end of life for a man who slept last night,woke up this morning hoping to feel thankful for mission accomplished unfortunately,he missed his target in the process of kidnapping four kids and mother for ransom on their way to school this morning 8am, two of them were arrested and this particular one was bitten and stone to death later was burnt to ashes. what a disgrace life show at T.T.C Road Ikot Ansa Calabar.'

See more photos below;

Drama as Angry Libya Deportees Vow to Hunt For 'Charles', Others in Benin City

File photo: Nigerian returnees from Libya 

According to a report by The Nation, some Nigerians who were recently deported from Libya have said they would hunt for one Charles and others who collected money from them for the ill-fated journey to Europe.

Those who spoke in Benin City were among the 168 Libya deportees that were on Tuesday received by the Edo State Government.

See the Beautiful Ladies Who Stormed Ateke Tom's Palace to Honour Him (Photos)

HRM King Ateke Michael Tom 

One of Nigeria's most sort after modelling agency, BIW Model Management were called to service during the coronation of ‎the newly installed ex-militant leader, Ateke Tom as the Amayanabo (KING) of Okochiri in Okirika, Rivers State recently.

On their arrival to the palace the beautiful models were impressively received by the palace chiefs as the king celebrated their presence with high regards. ‎

Ex-Foreign Minister, Oluyemi Adeniji is Dead

Ambassador Oluyemi Adeniji 

Ex-Minister of Foreign affairs, Ambassador Oluyemi Adeniji is dead. He died in London at the weekend at the age of 83.

National President of the Association of Retired Career Ambassadors of Nigeria (ARCAN) Amb. Dapo Fafowora, who broke the news, said : “I have received with sadness, the news of the death of Amb. Olu Adeniji in London last Sunday. “Amb. Adeniji was an iconic figure in the foreign service rising to the position of a permanent secretary and later foreign minister.”

Adeniji was a great diplomat before his death, he was the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative for the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (MINURCA) and Nigerian Ambassador to France for five years.

He was appointed Foreign Affairs Minister by former President, Olusegun Obasanjo.

He served between July 2003 and June 2006, when he was moved to head the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Popular Gay Couple, Fredrik Eklund And Derek Kaplan Welcomes Twins

Swedish Reality TV star, Fredrik Eklund and his gay husband, Derek Kaplan have welcomed twins together, a baby boy and a baby girl.

Jay Z finally admits he cheated on Beyonce,reveals why they didn't divorce

Jay Z dropped hints on 4:44 that he had cheated on his wife Beyonce.She also opened up about her pain in Lemonade. However, on Wednesday, the hip hop legend, 47, finally admitted to cheating on her when he sat down with Dean Baquet from The New York Times for a very revealing chat.

He not only admitted that he has been unfaithful to his wife of nine years, but revealed that therapy kept them from getting divorced.

Jay Z started talking about the infidelity when he addressed the scars he still has from his past. Those scars led to him push away his wife, 36.

India jails 8 donkeys for eating expensive plants (Photo)

Eight donkeys have spent four days in an Indian jail for eating expensive plants. They did not go for trial. They were summarily incarcerated as the illegal eating took place near a prison.

It all happened in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The animals were arrested after eating up “expensive” plants just outside the compound of the main jail in the state’s Jalaun district, over 200 km from capital Lucknow.

Davido wins Best African Act at the 2017 MOBO Awards

Davido was also a big winner at the MOBO Awards in London, winning the Best African Act 2017. He was nominated alongside Wizkid (who won Best International Act),Wande Coal, Eugy, Maleek Berry, Tiwa Savage, Juls, Mr eazi, Sarkodie and Tekno.

N421m whistle-blower money ready for payment – Finance minister

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has said a total of N421.33m is ready to be paid to whistle-blowers for the November batch.

She said the amount included that of the whistle-blower for the cash recovered from a building in Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Adeosun disclosed this on Wednesday while answering questions from State House correspondents, after the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, PUNCH reports.

Wizkid beats Jay-Z, Drake, Cardi B to win Best International Act 2017 MOBO Awards

Wizkid has added a major feather to his cap.The star boy won the award for Best International Act at the 2017 MOBO Awards.

He was nominated alongside, Jay Z,Drake ,Cardi B,Kendrik Lamar,Travis Scott,DJ Khaled, Solange and SZA.

Wizkid has now become the first African Artist to have won the BET Award and MOBO Award for Best African Act, MTV EMA for Best Worldwide Act and also the MOBO Best International award .

Popular Nigerian Actress, Yetunde Bakare Involved in Auto Crash (Photos)

Yetunde Bakare 

Yoruba Nollywood actor, Yetunde Bakare just survived from an accident in her car which left her vehicle badly dented.

The curvy lady didn't provide details of how the road mishap ensued. She appears to be safe anyway.

The actress took to her Instagram page to share a photo of her damaged car with caption;

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Multichoice Slashes Prices, Offers Exciting Gifts in Festive Promo

Pay TV operator, MultiChoice Nigeria, has revealed its festive promotion for consumers across the country tagged #12GoodReasons goody bags.

The promotion commenced with effect from November 24th, 2017 to lapse on 18th March 2018, subscribers on both the DStv and GOtv platforms are expected to win free subscriptions and kitchenware whilst gaining access to new and exciting content at no extra cost.

The #12GoodReasons promotion covers the spectrum of DStv and GOtv offerings and gives new and existing customers the chance to amongst other things win big and enter a raffle draw.

President Buhari Hints At Seeking Re-Election In 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari 

Mr Muhammadu Buhari, the president of Nigeria, has given the clearest hint so far that he will seek re election in 2019.

According to Premium Times, the man gave the hint in far away Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire where he is attending the 5th European Union-African Union (EU-AU) Summit.

He was accompanied on the trip by a leader of the governing APC, Bola Tinubu, and governors Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom and Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi states among others.

Shock as War Crimes General Commits Suicide in Court After Hearing Verdict

Ex-Croatian General Slobodan Praljak drank from a bottle he claimed contained poison 

Upon hearing that his appeal was rejected by the UN war crimes court in the Hague, ex-Croatian General Slobodan Praljak drank from a bottle he claimed contained poison.

The court proceedings at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) were promptly adjourned.

Praljak, who commanded ethnic Croat troops in the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia, yelled: "Judges, Slobodan Praljak is not a war criminal. I reject the verdict with contempt."

Gbenga Adeyinka Apologises for Baba Sala's Death Hoax

Gbenga Adeyinka 

Popular Nigerian comedian, Gbenga Adeyinka has apologised to Nigerians for posting a false claim that veteran comedian, Moses Adejumo, popularly known as Baba Sala was dead.

Gbenga Adeyinka issued the apology via his Instagram page where he had earlier made the untrue claim.

Buhari Approves N164.7m School Fees for Chibok Girls at American University of Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N164.7 million for payment of second semester school fees for freed Chibok girls President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N164.7 million for the payment of second semester school fess of the freed 106 Chibok girls at the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola, Adamawa.

The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, made this known in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday. The presidential aide said that the President had expressed satisfaction over the progress so far made in the rehabilitation of the freed Chibok schoolgirls.

Breaking News: Federal Government Declares Friday Public Holiday...Details

The Nigerian Government has declared Friday, 1st December, 2017 as public holiday to mark the Eid-El-Maulud Celebration, Vanguard reports.

A statement by Engr Abubakar Magaji, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, in Abuja on Wednesday, stated that the Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. (Rtd) Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, announced the public holiday on behalf of the Federal Government.

The Minister enjoined all Muslim faithful and Nigerians to use the Eid-El-Maulud Celebration to pray for peace, progress and unity of the nation.

He further urged all Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration towards building the nation.

Beautiful Actress, Juliet Ibrahim Wows Social Media Users in Make-up Free Photos

Juliet Ibrahim 

Some celebrities can't even survive without make-up, but Juliet Ibrahim is certainly not among those public figures as her beauty holds the ace.

The actress was just too pretty to ignore after sharing some photos of herself without make up. The singer and mother of one is currently dating Nigerian rapper, Iceberg Slim and the duo were reported to have gotten married secretly.

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Ghana President, Nana Akufo-Addo Reacts to Slave Trade in Libya

Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo 

Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo, says the recent report on sales of African migrants in Libya is a mockery of the African solidarity.

Akufo-Addo, in a tweet on his handle on Tuesday, said the slave auction is scandalous and a gross abuse of human rights.

Floyd Mayweather Gets Paid $3million to Spend His Vacation in Beijing, China

Floyd Mayweather 

Undefeated famous boxer, Floyd Mayweather who is currently on vacation with 23 people in Beijing, China said he was being paid $3 million for the visit.

He wrote;

''Here in Beijing, China at “The Great Wall Of China”, considered to be one of the greatest Wonders of The World! It’s always been on my list of places to see throughout my travels in life, however, timing is everything. 

Coming here with 23 people has been a great experience and it doesn’t hurt to get paid $3,000,000. to simply visit and vacation here in luxury for a few days. With money this long, everything is different. I move different, I dress different and I live different because my money is extremely different!'' 

Four Soldiers Killed in Fresh Attack

File Photo 

Four Cameroonian soldiers were killed by suspected separatists in the restive English-speaking region of the country early Wednesday, army and government sources said.

The troops came under attack in the area of Mamfe, a city in the Southwest Region, according to an army source.

The information was confirmed by a government source.

See The Contentious Clothes Flaunted by a Young Lady (Photos)

The fashion design 

An unnamed Nigerian fashion designer has showcased some impressive fashion design using the same material.

Some people claim the designs are quite crazy and can only be worn to social gatherings and not official purposes.

Meanwhile, some Nigerians are already making their choice.

Fraudsters are Impersonating Me Using Fake Emails with Russian I.P Addresses - Saraki Alerts Nigerians

President of the 8th Senate has alerted the Nigerian public over some scammers impersonating him to scam unsuspecting public.

Here's his statement below:

Fulani Herdsmen Attack Adamawa Communities to Kill and Injure Many (Graphic Photos)

One of the alleged victims 

A social media user based in the Dashen-Dirdeu, Jada/Ganye LGAs in Adamawa State has raised an alarm about a fresh attack which has left people death and properties destroyed.

The social media user went as far as sharing disturbing and gory images of victims of the attack purportedly launched by Fulani herdsmen.

In the words of the news poster: "Herdsmen's attack in Dashen-Dirdeu, Jada/Ganye LGAs yesterday was so alarming and abominably criminal.

Nigerian Woman With Beautiful Blue Eyes Wows Social Media Users

The Nigerian girl with a striking blue eyes 

A yet-to-be named Nigerian woman has stunned social media users with her beautiful blue eyes. Information released by those who took her photos revealed that the young woman is from Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

BREAKING NEWS: Buhari Writes Senate, Seeks Confirmation of 10 Members of CCB (See Full List)

President Buhari 

In a letter read by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, during the plenary session on Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari wrote the Senate to seek confirmation of 10 nominees as members of the code of conduct bureau (CCB), with one of them as chairman.

The letter reads, “In compliance with section 541 of the 1999 constitution as amended and in pursuant to sections 1(2) and 1(3) of the code of conduct bureau act LFN 2004, I write to request for the confirmation of the following nominees for appointment as chairman and members of the bureau.”

CNN to Shun Trump's White House Christmas Party

International media firm, the Cable News Network (CNN) says it will be staying away from the White House Christmas party for the media following its ongoing feud with U.S. President Donald Trump.

The news network famously dubbed “Fake News” by Trump said freedom of press is being threatened in the U.S. by the president’s action.

“CNN will not be attending this year’s White House Christmas party,” a CNN spokesperson told Politico. “In light of the president’s continued attacks on freedom of the press and CNN, we do not feel it is appropriate to celebrate with him as his invited guests.

Entertainment World Mourns as Popular Egyptian Actress and Singer, Shadia Dies

Veteran Egyptian actress cum singer Shadia, dies at 86 

The renowned Egyptian singer and actress Shadia dies at the age of 86. Shadia took part in no less than 112 films, radio shows and drama plays, according to Al Arabiya English.

In honor of the artistic career of Shadia, Cairo International Film Festival dedicated its 39th edition to Shadia to celebrate her iconic contribution to the Egyptian cinema. Fatima Shaker, known as Shadia, played an important role in shaping the Egyptian cinema bringing her own talent to the artistic scene.

See the Notorious Boko Haram Commander Captured Alive by Nigerian Soldiers in Borno State

One of the terrorists commanders, the “Ameer” of of Chawa, Amman Judee 

Troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade Nigerian Army, Sector 1, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, in furtherance of the ongoing clearance operations in conjunction with 22 Mobile Strike Team and some Civilian JTF, has on Tuesday, 28th November 2017 achieved a remarkable feat.

During the operation, they were able to clear Boko Haram terrorists from their hideouts located at Kala, Jawara, Mada, Mika, Gakulba and Kutilax (Sanga), northern fringes of Sambisa forest and fringes of Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State.

Why We Have Not Paid Ikoyi Whistleblower His 5% - FG Opens Up

Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed 

While speaking during his visit to Leadership Newspaper on Tuesday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the Federal Government has not been able to pay the statutory 5% to the Ikoyi whistle blower due to controversy surrounding the claim.

He said the issue is a bit complicated because two persons are currently laying claims to the amount and since the identity of the real owner cannot be disclosed, it behooves on the government to follow due process in arriving at the true owner of the money.

Banky W: Kate Henshaw Reacts to Adesua's Unclad Photo Leak

Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw, has reacted to the n*ked photo ‘mistakenly’ posted online by Bankole Wellington, otherwise known as Banky W of his wife, Adesua Etomi.

The singer had mistakenly posted his wife, Adesua’s ‘n*de’ video online, which stirred controversies on social media.

Panic & Pandemonium: How Guests Escaped Death When Fire Gutted Popular Hotel in Owerri, Imo State

The hotel on fire 

Fire reportedly wreaked havoc on a popular hotel known as Stone Castle in the Okigwe area of Owerri, the Imo State capital, on Tuesday as there was panic and pandemonium among the guests and staff of the hotel.

According to a report by PUNCH, the fire incident which occurred around 8:00am, made guests to abandon their belongings as they fled for dear life.

APO6 Murder: Why We Reinstated DCP Ibrahim Accused of Killing Igbo Traders - Police

DCP Danjuma Ibrahim (Photo:SaharaReporters) 

The Police Service Commission has explained why it reinstated a deputy commissioner of police, Danjuma Ibrahim who gave the order for the killing of six Igbo traders on June 7, 2005, in Apo township, a satellite settlement at the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja.

The commission said it is following court order since the officer involved had been acquitted of the felony charge against him by a court. It would be recalled that six Igbo traders were brutally murdered after Ibrahim had ordered his officers to shoot them to death, according to police witnesses.

Nigerian Lady shuts down the internet with her humongous bosoms

Do you ever want to trend? or perhaps shut down the Internet? Then be endowed with big chest, and you’d just see yourself trending, for obvious reasons.

A Nigerian lady, Laberry, made an attempt to bring down the internet after she shared photos of her gigantic milk industry on social media.

Trust Nigerians, since they found out about her Instagram page, They’ve since flooded her page with several messages, with many wanting to taste from the source! Whatever that mean..

See Her Photos Below, and Be amazed!!!

See the Pretty Lady Declared Wanted by NAPTIP for Trafficking Nigerian Girls to Dubai, Abu Dhabi (Photos)

Nicole Otubo 

NAPTIP’S MOST WANTED HUMAN TRAFFICKER: PEREBI NICOLE OTUBO

This woman, Perebi Nicole Otubo whose pictures are displayed is wanted by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) for Human Trafficking.

She hass been linked to an International Human Trafficking ring that specializes in trafficking young girls from Nigeria to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) for sexual exploitation (prostitution).

Adesua Etomi Finally Adds ‘Mrs W’ To Instagram Profile After ‘Heat’ From Fans

Yesterday, fans of Nigerian actress and celebrity bride, Adesua Etomi, gave her constant disturbances and ‘heat’ for not adding her new surname ‘Wellignton’ to her social media profiles.

The actress has now added ‘Mrs W’ as they both shared new photos from their wedding.

AY and wife celebrate 9th wedding anniversary

Comedian and actor, AY Makun and his wife, Mabel are celebrating 9 years as a married couple and 15 years of being together.

He took to Instagram to celebrate their love, writing:

Revealed! Why Wizkid's Manya Video was pulled down from YouTube

Contrary to insinuations that Wizkid's latest hit, Manya was taken down from Youtube for other reasons, it has been revealed that, the video was taken off his Vevo and Starboy accounts due to his contract with Sony.

The contract allegedly places a limitation on the amount of local content he can release. This might explain why he didn't release the video for Medicine featuring Flavour and Phyno,despite gushing over the video two months ago.

Saudi prince freed after returning $1 billion following corruption charges

Senior Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, once seen as a leading contender to the throne, was freed after reaching an “acceptable settlement agreement” with authorities paying more than $1 billion, a Saudi official said on Wednesday.

Miteb, 65, son of the late King Abdullah and former head of the elite National Guard, was among dozens of royal family members, ministers and senior officials who were rounded up in a graft inquiry partly aimed at strengthening the power of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Meghan Markle posed as a tourist outside Buckingham Palace at 15 (Photo)

A photo of Prince Harry's wife to be, Meghan Markle, posing outside, Buckingham Palace has emerged . The photo was taken at the age of 15 little could Miss Markle know that 21 years later she would be engaged to a member of the Royal family.

The image, taken during a European summer trip in 1996 with her friend Ninaki Priddy, has emerged the day after her engagement to Prince Harry was celebrated around the world.

President Buhari arrives Abidjan

President Buhari is now in Abidjan ahead of the 5th AU-EU Summit starting today.He was received by the host and President of the Republic of Cote D'Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

It's official! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to wed in May 2018

Prince Harry and his fiancee, Meghan Markle are walking down the aisle in May 2018. The wedding will take place at St George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle in May because it is a place 'close to the couple's hearts', it was revealed today.

The couple chose the 'very special' venue because the prince and his fiancee spent time there together during their 16-month romance and Harry was based in the town with his Army regiment, the Blues and Royals.