related April 2015

Prince William & Kate Middleton celebrate 4th wedding anniversary

Yesterday, Wednesday, April 29, Kate Middleton, 33, and her Husband Prince William, 32, left their Kensington Palace home around 11 a.m and headed towards Buckhiham palace to celebrate their wedding anniversary. The royals celebrated their 4th wedding anniversary on the low-key day, marking the moment that they said "I do" privately.

The couple got married on April 29, 2011, in a festive ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

See amazing biro drawing of president Jonathan

Here's a finished piece on President Jonathan by Nigerian artist, Oscar Chuks. Drawn with a ball point Pen (BIC) on white embossed paper. Amazing! See the original pic below..

Photos of winners of the just concluded Miss New Nigeria World 2015 beauty pageant

Above is the winner of Miss New Nigeria World 2015 Princess Ogugua. See the other queens below..

PDP will bounce back in 2019 – President Jonathan declares

Read the state House press release below...
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan declared Thursday in Abuja that if members of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) remain committed to the vision of its founding fathers and work very hard, the party will return to power at the Federal level in 2019. Speaking after receiving the report of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organization at the Presidential Villa, President Jonathan said that the party already had all that it will require to win the 2019 elections, but needed to return to the drawing board to re-strategize for the future.
“Whatever happened was like a slip. You don’t need to travel to America to know how power moves from the Republicans to the Democrats and from the Democrats to the Republicans.

I'll handover a Nigeria completely free of terrorist strongholds Pres. Jonathan assures

The State House Press statement below..
President Goodluck Jonathan pledged Thursday in Abuja that he will do all within his powers to ensure that all Nigerian territory still held by terrorists and insurgents are totally liberated before May 29, 2015. Receiving a delegation of Heads of Customs from the West and Central African Region of the World Customs Organisation led by the Secretary-General of the organisation, Mr. Kunio Mikuriya, President Jonathan said that he was determined to hand over a country completely free of terrorist strongholds to the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari.

Belgian footballer dies after collapsing during a match

24 year old Belgian footballer Gregory Mertens died today April 30th in the hospital, three days after he collapsed during a match. Doctors said he died of heart failure.

The former Belgium Under-21 international fell during the first half of a match on Monday April 27th. He was first treated on the pitch but when they realized it was serious, he was rushed to the hospital where he was placed on life support. His condition didn't improve and today his family agreed his life support should be switched off. He passed away around 4pm today.
"Gregory was only one-and-a-half years at the club, but in that short time his quiet modesty made him an indispensable person. Now we will have to learn to live with the loss." his club said in a statement. May his soul rest in peace, amen.

3 Children in Ikorodu Injured in Monkey Attacks

 
Three children who suffered serious injuries following an unexpected attack by a monkey in Illado, Ikorodu, Lagos, are receiving treatment at the Shallom Hospital in the area, the Police in Lagos said on Thursday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the children, attacked on Tuesday, are eight-year-old girl, Funmilayo Gbadegeshin, and her two siblings Roda and Emmanuel Alombo.

Eyewitnesses told NAN that the monkey is owned by one Mrs Daniel, popularly known as “Iya Ibeji’ who also resides in Illado also.

Pete Edochie, Genevieve Nnaji, Patience Ozokwor, Bob Manuel Udokwu - Photos from the Launch of Africa Magic Igbo in Enugu

 Patience Ozokwor

 Lots of Nollywood stars are on parade as Africa Magic Igbo Channel is being launched in Enugu tonight. Patience Ozokwor (pictured above), Genevieve Nnaji, Bob Manuel Udokwu, Pete Edochie, Chigul, Noble Igwe, Eucharia Anunobi, Gideon Okeke and more have been spotted. Uti Nwachkwu is one of the host.. See more photos..

More photos of rescued females from Sambisa Forest

Some of the women and girls (with their kids) found by Nigerian troops at Sambisa Forest two days ago. More photos below..

You need to see Kany West when he was 9.. No difference from the grown superstar

Kany at 9 
You just can't mistake this picture even you're not told who he is.. That's Kanye West when he just 9yrs old and I doubt if he saw who he has turned to be today.

Although his late mother, Donda, and his father, Ray, divorced when he was three, they remained amicable and Kanye lived with his mother but spent summers with his father.

It was on one such visit that the now 37-year-old rapper met future stepmother Brenda Bentley, who shared this exclusive snap of him aged nine.

Dabota Lawson shares fab photos from her US trip

The ex beauty queen and wife of Billionaire Prince Sunny Aku is currently in the USA.. She has been sharing fab photos from her trip and gushing about God giving her everything she ever imagined..

Photos: Actress Mide Martins is HOT in this denim bum short

Popular Yoruba movie actress and mother of two, Mide Funmi Martins is looking hot in this Denin bum short. The actress who recently denied that her marriage with producer/actor, Afeez Abiodun has crashed admitted in an interview with Ynaija that she bleaches her skin and that being fairer gets you more scripts in Nollywood.

She said;

Gospel artist, Solomon Large is about to marry his beautiful bride - See their pre-wedding shoot

Popular Gospel artist Solomon Lange will be getting married to his beautiful bride Florence this Saturday in Abuja and just released these lovely pre-wedding photos. Congrats to them. See more photos below..

Chika Ike still the face (and body) of Bullet Energy Drink!

Star actress Chika Ike who recently premiered her reality TV Show 'African Diva' reality TV show announced on her instagram page this morning that her contract with bullet energy drink as the brand ambassador has been renewed for 2 years. Now you know why she got so much energy to keep fit.. Her body is well worked out..

Mu’azu not asked to resign, PDP NWC not in dispute with Governors - PDP


There were reports earlier today that PDP Chairman Adamu Mu-Azu has been asked to resign and that he and other PDP National Working Committee members who attended a meeting yesterday were asked to walk out by some governors before the official end of the meeting. 

PDP has released a statement denying there was a dispute or that Mu'azu was asked to resign. The statement below...

Don't Do Drugs! Executed drugs convicts, Andrew Chan writes haunting letter to children around the world, warning them about the dangers of drugs


Andrew Chan is one of the 8 people executed in Indonesia two days ago. He was known as the Bali 9 ringleader. Before he was executed by a firing squad, Andrew wrote haunting letter to schoolchildren around the world where he revealed how he became addicted to drugs at age 15 and warns teens not to follow his footsteps. The letter was read out by Chan himself from inside his Indonesian prison cell, as part of a documentary made available to schools. After introducing himself, the Australian said;

'Now the reason why I'm writing you this letter is to address you guys about the dangers of drugs and the effects it can have on you and also others. To tell you a little bit about my life story, I was once 15, 16 and it wasn't too long ago I was sitting in a class just like you guys.

President Zuma calls President Jonathan over xenophobic attacks

President Zuma of South Africa has reportedly put a call across to President Jonathan to express his sadness over the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa. He appealed to President Jonathan not to allow the incident affect the bilateral relationship between the two countries.

Reports of the phone call is contained in a statement released by the office of the South African president today April 30th. The statement in part below

Nigerian wins 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Nigerian Lesley Nneka Arimah (above left) is winner of the 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize (African region) for her short story 'Light'. Congrats to her.

Angela Okorie Wows in new photos

 
The former Delta soap beauty queen and actress looks brand new in these new photos. More below..

Nigerians take to twitter to say #ThingsNollywoodTaughtMe.. Very hilarious!

There is a trending topic on twitter #ThingsNollywoodtaughtme and it's hilarious. Nigerians are giving examples of funny things Nollywood moves have taught them..

Peep some tweets below and tell us what Nollywood has taught you...

Why I flaunt my cellulite - Iggy Azaela

 
Rapper Iggy Azaela has received a lot of criticism over her body.. The new Face & Body of Bonds Underwear who recently had a boob job tells WHO magazine she has cellulite and is not ashamed of it. She also says her butt is 100 percent real

It's important people see celebrities, or see me as well, go to the beach and have cellulite and know it, like "I'm cool, I'm OK with that and I still feel confident"

Another photo of some freed Boko Haram captives

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Above is a photo of some of the Boko Haram captives recently rescued by Nigerian troops from Sambisa Forest.
One woman died, eight wounded and one soldier died as nine camps belonging to the Islamist insurgents were destroyed, army spokesman Col Sanu Usman said.

#Xenophobia: South African police arrest nearly 200 immigrants in post-attacks raid

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South African police arrested 198 illegal immigrants in a raid in Johannesburg on Thursday, officials said, after a spate of xenophobic attacks that has thrust millions of foreign workers into the spotlight. Local mobs have targeted immigrant workers from Zimbabwe, Malawi and other African countries in unrest that left at least seven people dead in the past month.

Imigrants1Many poor South Africans blame foreigners for taking scarce jobs. The frustrations erupted in rioting in Johannesburg and the port city of Durban.

Lagos government shuts 24 religious buildings over noise pollution

Lagos state government says in the last one year it has shut down 24 religious buildings in the state following complaints of noise pollution they produce in areas where they are situated as well as their non adherence to the state guidelines on noise pollution.

Lagos state Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Tunji Bello pictured left above disclosed this at the 2015 ministerial press briefing held in Alausa Secretariat, Ikeja yesterday April 29th
“We received over 1, 000 petitions in the year under review. But we have been able to resolve some and some have relocated. We have shut about 24 religious outfits in the last one year because they failed to adhere to the state guidelines on noise pollution.”he said

Charly Boy to ride Bike from Abuja to China if...Buhari

I think this is a better deal from Charly Boy.. Which one is easier, riding Bike to China or...?

10 militants jailed for life for attempting to kill Malala Yousafzai

 
Ten men who attempted to kill Nobel-prize winning teenage activist Malala Yousafzai in 2012,were on Thursday sentenced  to life imprisonment by a court n Pakistan..The leader of the group is still on the run.

In October 2012,Pakistani Taliban militants boarded the then 15 year old teenager's school bus and shot her in the head for advocating for female rights to education.. Two of her friends were also wounded in the attack which shocked the world.

First photo of some of the rescued girls | Military says their identity still unknown

Above is a photo of some of the girls recently rescued by Nigerian troops from Sambisa Forest. Meanwhile Spokesperson of the Defence Headquarters, Major General Chris Olukolade, says identity of the rescued females is still unknown. He said this while addressing newsmen in Abuja today
"Additional number of persons are still being recovered from the forest. Until such comprehensive profiling is done, nobody can confirm whether they are among the Chibok girls or not. Whoever they may be, the important thing is that Nigerians held captive under very severe and inhuman condition have been freed by our gallant troops.

Janet Jackson makes a rare appearance with Arab billionaire husband at Giorgio Armani's 40th Anniversary dinner

Janet Jackson made a rare public appearance Wednesday when she attended Giorgio's Armani 40th anniversary dinner reception at Nobu in Milan, Italy. The 48-year-old was with her Qatar-based billionaire Arab husband,Wissam Al Mana.

Janet Jackson brought her husband as her date for the dinner. She tried to go incognito by wearing a hooded blazer and black pants but one sharp and quick photographer recognized her and was able to grab a couple of shots of her and her billionaire husband walking into the reception hand in hand.

Janet Jackson had not walked a red carpet since October 2014, for the Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience before that, the singer was last seen by paparazzi in February.

Husband tells wife to refund N1.4m he spent on marriage expenses

A middle-aged-man, Collins Nduka, on Thursday pleaded with an Ojo Customary Court in Lagos State to order his wife, Sefinat Nduka, to refund N1.4 million he spent in marrying her.

Collins told the court that his wife, whom he married three years ago, had decided to abandon her matrimonial home for more than a year.

Nepal Earthquake: Teenager pulled from rubble alive after 5 days

15 year old Pemba was pulled out alive after five days under the rubble. He was in a guest house that collapsed during the earthquake in Nepal.

He said he drank water dripping from wet clothes to survive and prayed for people to find him. There were still people shouting from under the rubble where Pemba was found but rescue workers have not been able to get to them. See another pic below..

31 Year Old Lagos Man Arrested for Alleged Sodomy

 
A 31-year-old man, Samson Ndubuisi, who allegedly had carnal knowledge of an 11-year-old boy, was on Wednesday hauled up before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

Ndubuisi is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and sexual assault by penetration.

The Prosecutor, Soji Ojaokomo told the court that the accused committed the offences on April 12 at his apartment.

Ojaokomo said the accused had carnal knowledge of boy without his consent.

Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi & Amaka Igwe’s Daughter Pay Tribute to the Filmmaker One year after her Death

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It’s been a year since one of Nigeria’s most distinguished producers and directors Amaka Igwe died at age 51.

Nollywood actress Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi wrote on Instagram & Facebook:

Chika Ike Shows How to Work Out in Style

Chika Ike 
When you are a star, you have to be glam even when working out.

Nollywood actress Chike Ike posted a photo of her working this morning on Instagram and captioned: Good morning lovelies. “My people say when a road is good you’ll pass it more than once”.

Urhobo Militant Group Blows Up Gas Trunklines in Delta State

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Urhobo militant group, Urhobo Gbagbako, on Wednesday claimed responsibility for two explosions that occurred at two major gas trunklines in Delta State.

Vanguard reports that the trunklines belong to the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), located on the boundaries of Afiesere and Ekredjebo communities and Otedo and Edjovwe communities both in Ughelli North and Ughelli South Local Government Areas of Delta State.
Here is a statement released by Urhobo Gbagbako spokesperson, Priest Omodjuvwu:

List of all migrants who died in the Mediterranean..

List of all migrants who died in the Mediterranean laid down on the floor of the European Parliament yesterday. See another photo below..

Justin Bieber triggers international incident

Justin Bieber got in hot water yesterday while in Rome to shoot "Zoolander 2. He is wanted in Argentina in connection to not showing up to face charges that he allegedly got his bodyguards to beat up an Argentine photographer in 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Several police officers were rumored to have showed up outside his hotel in Rome, fortunately for him, no arrest was made. Bieber is said to be on an Interpol list because of the outstanding warrant in Argentina in 2013.


Justin had to go through secondary search at Customs when he flew into Italy because Argentina had contacted Interpol and put him on the list.

Michael Igbinedion and accomplice convicted of N25billion scam

A Federal high court sitting in Benin city, Edo state convicted Michael Igbinedion, the younger brother of former Edo state governor, Lucky Igbinedion and one Charles Eboigbodin over a N25bn money laundering scam yesterday April 29th.

The duo and their firms: Gava Corporation Limited; Romrig Nigeria Limited; PML Securities Company Limited and PML Nigeria Limited, were dragged before the court by EFCC over an 81-count charge of alleged money laundering, misappropriation of funds and abuse of office.

Governor Ayo Fayose withdraws lawsuit against APC lawmakers

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, yesterday withdrew the suit against the 19 All Progressives Congress (APC) members of the state House of Assembly from impeaching him and his Deputy, Kolapo Olusola.

In the suit, the plaintiffs, including speaker of the House of As­sembly which is oc­cupied by the Peoples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) factional Speaker, Olugbemi Joseph Dele; Ekiti State House of Assembly, Fayose and Olusola through their counsel, Ahmed Raji (SAN), had approached the court seeking to stop im­peachment moves against the governor. The suit however had already been struck out by Justice Ahmed Moham­med.

When the matter was called for hearing yesterday, counsel to the plaintiffs, Raji, informed the court of his client’s inten­tion to withdraw the case. The plaintiff’s counsel did not give any reason for the with­drawal.

293 rescued females undergo HIV and pregnancy test

The Nigerian military has moved the 293 females they rescued two days ago from Sambisa Forest to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital where they are to undergo series of test including HIV and pregnancy test.

According to a military source who spoke to Punch, 7 of the girls rescued had gunshot wounds and are being treated at the hospital. The 200 girls rescued are of between ages 13 and 18 years.

We believe our missing girls will come home eventually, says Chibok community

Members of the Chibok com­munity in Borno State have not yet seen any of their 219 schoolgirls abducted over a year ago by Boko Haram insurgents in the Northeast of the much beleaguered state.

However, they insist that they have high hopes that their missing daughters would soon walk home. Tuesday’s res­cue of 200 girls and 93 women that was announced by the authorities has raised their hopes that things might soon turn around for good for them, and their daughters would eventually be rescued.

The Nigerian military high command on Tuesday announced that troops had rescued some 200 girls and 93 women during a counter-insurgency operation near Sambisa Games Reserve where the Boko Haram insurgents have their camps.

FG sacks Director of FAAN over appointment irregularities and unapproved waivers

The Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka has sacked the Director of finance of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr Tochukwu Bede Uchendu, over allegations of irregularities associated with his appointment into office as well as granting unapproved waivers worth N1 billion.

Mr Uchendu's sack was effected following a petition by the Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) and the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) dated March 23rd and addressed to the office of the Head of Service.

Terry G sends loving shoutout to baby mama as she turns a year older

Terry G is sure a double character.. So don't ever compare his music life to his love life.. As you can see, he's a loving father and baby father.

Photos from actress Adaora Ukoh's birthday party

Friends and families of Adaora Ukoh, Nollywood’s big, bold and beautiful actress hosted the pretty screen talent to an evening of dinner and jazz at the Rooftop Bar Hotel 'De Kajola' Lagos. The evening saw the gathering of Adaora’s high profile friends and colleagues. See the pics below..

Pics: Teju Babyface's wife mugged on Eko Bridge, her car windows smashed

Comedian, Talk Show host and TV producer Teju Babyface's wife, Tobi Oyelakin, was on her way to the mainland at about 8pm last night when her car was attacked by hoodlums on Eko Bridge. She was in the car with her driver and 3 other girls in the back seat and were approaching the National Theater area of the Eko bridge when they encountered some traffic.

They had barely come to a stop when 4 boys leaped out of the shadows and knocked on the windows with torch lights and asked them to roll down the windows. They were still trying to come to terms with rising levels of panic when the hoodlums shattered the rear windows on both sides of the car and proceeded to rough-handle the ladies in the back seat and collect all valuables.

#Xenophobia: South African women narrate discrimination they face for marrying Nigerian men

South African women married to Nigerian men have narrated the discrimination they face for marrying men outside their country. Seeing the disaffection their kinsmen show them after finding love in the hands of Nigerian men, the women decided to form an association, the United Nigerian Wives in South Africa (UNWISA) club about two years ago where they give support and succor to each other.
42 year old Lindwela Uche who serves as the chairwoman of the group told AFP that they saw the xenophobic attacks coming and alerted their husbands but they did not take their warning seriously "We saw this thing coming and that’s why we formed this association. If only they (the authorities) had listened to us… they would have known that there’s a fire burning slowly and they would have seen how to tackle it.”she said

160 more rescued from Sambisa Forest

According to AFP, the Nigerian Army says it has rescued about 160 more hostages from Sambisa Forest.
"We are still trying to compute the actual number of those rescued. But tentatively there are about 60 women of various ages and around 100 children," Army spokesman Sani Usman told AFP.
He also said one woman was killed in the fighting and eight other rescued hostages were injured. A soldier was also killed and four others wounded.