related January 2015

AIG Mbu arrest Lekki Toll gate Operators

 Joseph Mbu: his aides seized the toll collector without reason

Two days ago the newly appointed AIG Zone 2 (Lagos & Ogun state), Mathew Mbu ordered his men to arrest Lekki toll gate operators due to an alleged delay of his vehicle. The operators of the toll gate, Lekki Concession Company (LCC) has now released a statement appealing to IG to tell Mbu to release their staff.

Nigerian troops ‘reclaim three towns from Boko Haram’

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New reports say Nigerian soldiers have recaptured three towns – Gwoza, Marte and Baga – in Borno state, from the Boko Haram Islamic sect.
According to the CableNG, top security sources confirmed the development saying  Nigerian and Chadian soldiers successfully recaptured the towns
“Kukawa, another Borno town, “could possibly have been recaptured as well,” the source reportedly said.

More photos from Amber Rose's arrival in Lagos




These are more photos Amber Rose's arrival in Lagos.. She's in town to host D'banj's show happening tonight at Oceanview Restaurant, Lagos. More photos..

See Pres. Jonathan getting his makeup done before TV interview


President Jonathan getting made-up before his interview with Mo Abudu.

Photos: Nicki Minaj wears see-through mesh jumpsuit for TV performance


Nicki Minaj wore this Roberto Cavalli mesh jumpsuit and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes to perform at  last night and was later interviewed by Craig Melvin for Today Show. More photos..

Photos: Bisi Alimi and his partner 'being daddies'


  May or may not be their child. But the Nigerian activist posted the pic and wrote "Being daddies."Looks like a family gathering, with another baby in the background.

Presidential debate: APC shielding Buhari - Fani-Kayode

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation has criticised the decision of the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to participate in the presidential debate organised by the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON).
The organisation said the decision was a way to shield from Nigerians and the international audience the APC candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari’s “intellectual laziness and inability to constructively engage contemporary national issues in a live television and radio debate.”

#D'BanjAt10: D'Banj and Amber Rose poses for the camera + Pics of the venue



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The American Diva is in Lagos for D’Banj’s 10th anniversary celebrations in the entertainment industry. She touched down  at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport about an hour ago.

The event will hold at Ocean View Restaurant, VI, Lagos tonight.. See some pics of the venue below..

#D'BanjAt10: Amber Rose Lands in Lagos. (Photo)

It’s going down tonight and the special guest and host of the much-talked about event has arrived Lagos. A few minutes ago, American diva, Amber Rose, arrived at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport all ready to host the kick-off party for D’banj’s 1oth anniversary celebrations in the entertainment industry....

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Guys, get set for heavy traffic in Lagos because the lady with one of the biggest behind in Amaerica is live in Lagos.
The special guest and host of the much-talked about event just arrived Lagos few minutes ago.

American diva, Amber Rose, arrived at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport all ready to host the kick-off party for D’Banj’s 10th anniversary celebrations in the entertainment industry.

Irina Shayk shows ex-beau Cristiano Ronaldo what he's missing as she displays her incredible beach body

Loving life: Irina Shayk showed her ex-beau exactly what he was missing as she hit the beach in Cancun, Mexico on FridayShe's sexy and she knows it: The skimpy two-piece made the most of her slender frame and emphasised her tiny waist to perfection as she took a refreshing dip in the sea

She was left heartbroken following her recent split from football star Cristiano Ronaldo. And Irina Shayk showed her ex-beau exactly what he was missing as she hit the beach in Cancun, Mexico on Friday.
The beautiful Russian model put her heavenly body on full display in a brightly coloured floral bandeau and tight black pants.
The skimpy two-piece made the most of her slender frame and emphasised her tiny waist to perfection as she took a refreshing dip in the sea. More photos..

Jay Z to purchase Spotify competitor, Aspiro, for $56 million

Jay-Z is buying a Scandinavian music streaming company for $56 million to add to a business empire that has spanned clothing and sports bars 

Hip-hop star Jay-Z is buying a Scandinavian music streaming company for $56 million to take on Spotify and Apple and add to a business empire that has spanned clothing and sports bars.
Project Panther Bidco Ltd, a company controlled by the 45-year-old rapper, said on Friday it had agreed to buy Sweden-listed Aspiro, which runs streaming service Tidal and Wimp, for 464 million Swedish crowns ($56 million) in cash.
The deal will pit Jay-Z against Spotify, and also Dr Dre after his streaming service, Beats Music, was bought by Apple.  

Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina, rushed to hospital after being found unconscious in bathtub

Revived: Bobbi Kristina was found unconscious in a bath tub by her husband Nick Gordon almost three years after her mother died

Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown has been found unconscious in a bath tub, WSB-TV have reported.
The 21-year-old was discovered by her husband Nick Gordon and a friend who began CPR before police took over as they awaited an ambulance.
Bobbi's mother was found dead in a bath tub almost three years ago at the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel.
According to reports, the emergency services were called to Bobbi and Nick's home in Roswell Georgia at 10.25am on Saturday.
Bobbi - the daughter of soul singer Bobby Brown - was pictured being wheeled out of the house on a stretcher. 

DECADE OF GLORY: Fan writes open letter to D’Banj on 10th anniversary

 

With the much anticipated 10th anniversary of D’banj set to kick off in Lagos today with a party to be hosted by Amercian model, Amber Rose, a die-hard fan of D’banj, who goes by the name -Sir Rozlah, has written an open letter to the DB Records boss.

Praising him to the high heavens, Rozlah, who is also known as Dbanj KokoPikin, regards D’banj as Africa’s greatest entertainer. Read the letter below…

‘I like being daring and spontaneous yet creative’ - Juliet Ibrahim

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Popular Ghanaian actress, Juliet Ibrahim, is no doubt one of Ghana’s most beautiful actresses. Not only is she beautiful, she also has a sense of style that goes so well with her graceful curves.

In a recent chat with NET, the mother of two talked about her style.

According to her, ‘My style is daring, spontaneous and very creative.’ We couldn’t agree more as the actress is always on point whenever she steps out on the red carpet or when she is posting pictures on social media just for her teeming fans.

#D’BanjAt10: Yvonne Chaka Chaka gives special shout out to D’Banj


 

Legendary South African singer, Yvonne Ntombizodwa Moloko Machaka, famously known as Yvonne Chaka Chaka, has given a special shout out to D’bBanj as he kicks off his 10th year anniversary celebrations in Lagos today, January 31, 2015.

In a 15-second Instagram video, the veteran singer said: ‘D’banj my son, this is mama, you didn’t invite me but I invited myself. 10 years in the music industry, you’ve gone a long way to come after me. I’m 30 years in the music industry, but you know what, Africa loves you.’

Chelsea Handler goes top-less.. Believes her boobs will bring peace to Middle East

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Chelsea Handler believes the God to whom you pray doesn't matter ... one thing's universal ... men of all faiths can appreciate a nice rack.

Handler has two things that can bring Jews and Muslims together and they're both on her chest ... she posted the topless Instagram pic -- with Star of David pasties -- while vacationing Wednesday in Israel.

This isn't her girl's first rodeo -- Last year, she swapped the camel for a horse and out-chested Vladimir Putin.

Singer Olamide Welcome Baby Boy With His Girlfriend Aisha

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YBNL boss, Olamide and his boo, Adebukunmi Aisha Suleiman, have welcomed his first son.

The new baby was born to the rapper on Friday, January 30, 2015 at St Ives Hospital in Ikeja, Lagos. BIB gathered that the rapper had told a few friends and family members at the beginning of the year that he will hold a low key wedding in the second quarter of the year. The low key wedding event is a follow up to the secret introduction ceremony which the ‘Story for the gods’ star held in December 2014.

Olamide has since named his new son Batifeori Maximilliano Adedeji. He joins the growing list of baby daddies in the industry, a set that include the likes of Wizkid, Timaya, Flavour, Ice Prince and others.

Kim and Kanye meets Barack Obama

Plenty to smile about: President Barack Obama embraced Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in a 'flashback' photo (taken in October) the reality star shared with fans on Instagram on Friday

Meeting the President Of The United States is one thing, getting a personalized note is something many Americans would cherish for generations.

And on Friday Kim Kardashian shared on Instagram an autographed photo with Barack Obama, which also contained mention of her daughter North. 

The 34-year-old shared the 'flashback Friday' image with her fans with the caption: '#FBF POTUS'.

The president's note was addressed to 'Kanye & Kim' with the note: 'Thanks for the support and best wishes to you [and] your lovely daughter! Barack Obama.'

Right Now, Iyanya Is More like a Big Brother to Me – Lola Rae

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Sexy, sultry singer, Lola Rae just made her way back into the Nigerian music industry by dropping new singles.

The British-Ghanaian-Nigerian singer had a chat with Vanguard newspaper and she talks about making a comeback to the music industry, her love for music, her speculated relationship with Iyanya and more.

It Is Very Hard to Find a Lady that can Cope With my Job – M.I Abaga

 

M.I Abaga has gotten a lot of questions about his personal life and if he would be getting married soon.
In an interview with Punch Newspaper’s Saturday Beats, the rapper addresses his relationship status and if he will be getting married soon.
He also talks about a recent interview that Kelly Hansome had in which he stated that he had created M.I’s success, whether or not there is animosity between him and Olamide and much more.
Read excerpts from his interview below.

I Have Never Been Heartbroken In My Life – Saeon

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Singer Saeon had a fun chat with Punch Newspapers ‘Weekend Starter’ segment and in her chat she talks about her firsts – her first crush, her first heartbreak, the first heart she broke, her first performance and more.
In the interview she revealed that she has never been heartbroken.
Read about her firsts below.

Is Official! Bruce Jenner is “on his way to becoming a Woman”

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After months of speculation, People Magazine has confirmed that Bruce Jenner, ex-husband of Kris Jenner and step-dad of the famous Kardashian sisters is currently transitioning into a woman.
People Mag says;
Jenner’s much-documented physical appearance (he’s been photographed with longer hair, manicured nails and wearing makeup) has led to much speculation, but according to the insider, Jenner’s decision to transition slowly was made in part so that his family would have time to adapt to the change.
 While the Kardashian-Jenner family has yet to offer a statement regarding the issue, Bruce's ex-wife Chrystie Scott is showing full support for the reality TV star's decisions.

Graphic pics: Executed ISIS fighters lined up in the ruins of border town of Kobane

Kurdish fighters killed more than 20 ISIS militants during continued fighting in the villages around Kobane which was liberated earlier this week after months of bitter street fighting. In one village, a Kurd was pictured standing over the bodies of Islamic extremists after they were killed in Halimce, a village east of the town...

Kurdish forces recaptured the town on January 26 in a symbolic blow to the jihadists who have seized large swathes of territory in their onslaught across Syria and Iraq. But the town is now characterised by demolished buildings, with heavily armed fighters roaming otherwise deserted, rubble-strewn streets.

Although their town has been liberated, thousands of residents are now settling into Turkey's newest refugee camp for an indefinite stay and have been warned not to return until the area has been fully secured. See the photos below...

Nigerian transgender man talks about the joy & danger of living his truth

He was born a woman in Lagos, Nigeria, now living in the US as a man Rizi Xavier Timane. 

In an interview with Ebony, he reflects on his journey to living his 'truth' and the burden that comes with doing it in a country (US) that doesn't value 'Black men'.

Photos: 2 lucky students get Scholarships as Omotola visits Govt School Lugbe

 
The third day of "[email protected]" world tour Abuja, saw Omotola visiting Government Senior Secondary School Lugbe. The 2013 Time 100 most Influential Icon, took with her; personalied hand sanitizers and #igatvalue Notepads which she encouraged the students to record their dreams and visions with. Omotolasupported by another Speaker, Mr Kayode Ajayi-Smith from Leap Africa, both spoke to the students extensively on patriotism, following ones dreams and focus.

The high-point of the visit was when Two students (1. Ja'afaru .N. Ruth - SSS2
2. Tuwase Regina Odunayo - SSS3) won scholarships courtesy Stella Maris to University level. More photos..

Photos: Nigerian Army gets new Director of Public relations


The Nigerian army has a new director of Public relations. He is Col SK Usman.

He takes over from Gen Olajide OLaleye who is on transfer to the 4th Brigade of the Nigeria Army in Benin, Edo state where he will serve as the Commander.

Until his appointment, Col. Usman was the Spokesman of the 7th Division of the Nigerian Army, Maiduguri in Borno state..

See Ogun state governor throwing cash and recharge cards to his supporters in Lagos on top a moving bus


That’s Osun state gov Rauf Aregbesola, on his way to the APC campaign this yesterday, throwing cash and recharge cards to his supporters. He sat on top of a moving bus..

Obanikoro Blasts APC Over Denial of Buhari Stoning in Lagos

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It is not surprising to see the All Progressives Congress (APC) quickly swinging into action denying the incident that occurred where their presidential candidate General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) was stoned at Idumagbo area of Isale-Eko, Lagos by an irate mob while making his way to the APC Presidential rally in Lagos.

A Cleric in Indonesia banned women from taking selfies.. Guess what happens next...

That's how it's done! Indonesian women troll cleric who ‘banned’ selfies

 Some Indonesian women decided to troll & mock a well known Indonesian cleric after he issued a ban on women taking selfies in the country. Below is a report from Alarabiya.net

Never ask a woman not to take a selfie, especially if she is Indonesian it seems. Many Indonesian women declared a social media war on Felix Siauw, a renowned cleric who issued a fatwa claiming that taking self portraits was a sin. The women’s response? Launching the hashtag campaign #Selfie4Siauw.

Julius Agwu's 5 year old daughter shows off her modeling skills

The Comedian's wife took to Instagram to post pictures of their daughter having fun taking pictures. She's sure learning how to be a super model in future.. 

Photos: Mercy Johnson Okojie and daughter take a dive in swimming pool

 

Like mother like beautiful daughter..
Purity is beginning to look so much like her mum. She's pictured swimming in a pool with her mum who wants to lose her post baby weight. More pics..

Billionaire's Wife: Dabota Lawson Aku shows off her luxury garage..

The Keeping Up With Dabota Lawson-Aku continues..
The ex-beauty queen and billionaire's wife is still taking us inside her luxurious home. This time she showed a glimpse of her garage while hanging out with friends at her home. Watch out for more.

Photos: Nigerian refugees in Chad

 

Nigerian refugees in Kinesserom Island being transferred to Bagasola in Chad earlier yesterday after Boko Haram attack in Munguno last Sunday. More pics ..



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Nigerian Army General, others arrested over Baga Attack

More than 10 senior Nigerian Army officers, including a Brigadier-General have been arrested and are telling the military hierarchy what they know about the Baga attack by the insurgent group, Boko Haram.

According to the Director of Defence Information, Major-General Chris Olukolade, the senior army officers are being investigated for allegedly shirking their responsibilities during the attack by the militants.

Those arrested are Brigadier-General Enitan Ransome-Kuti, his Chief of Staff Lt. Colonel G.A Suru. Others are the Commanding Officer of 134 and 174 battalions, Lt. Colonel Haruna and a certain Major aliyu.

Nigerian army relocates over 200 female soldiers from Maiduguri in anticipation of Boko Haram attack

According to a report by Sahara Reporters, the Nigerian military authorities are moving female soldiers based in various army formations in Maiduguri and other parts of Borno State to Abuja as the army anticipates a massive attack on Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, by Boko Haram.

Photos from PDP's presidential rally in Cross River & Akwa Ibom state





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These are some photos from the PDP presidential rally in Cross River and Akwa Ibom state yesterday.. Continue...

Miley Cyrus & her friend poses top-less in new Instagram photo


The controversial singer shared this pic of herself topless and resting her head on singer and actress Sky Ferreira's legs. Sky, 22, is also topless in the pic posted on Instagram.

Saturday Hotness! Ugandan Model Ramona Fauziah Nanyombi Covers Emmanuel Oyeleke’s Cedar Mag

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Ugandan model Ramora Fauziah Nanyombi is the cover star for the 1st edition of photographer Emmanuel Oyeleke‘s new monthly cover feature – Cedar.

The electronic magazine is driven by the passion to showcase the growing talents of individuals growing in what they do and also to showcase his love for photography. The project emphasizes fashion, beauty and lifestyle.
Now, back to Ramona. Here are 5 things we learned about her from the feature;