related May 2017

Nollywood actress Susan Peters celebrates birthday with gorgeous new photos

 
Nollywood actress Susan Peters who always celebrates her birthday with new photos, has tantalized her fans again.

The actress rocked pieces from Nigerian designers as she posed for her birthday photos shot by Abdulsalami Photography.

More below..

It’s a double dose of gorgeousness for actresses Chidimma Aneke and Chidiebere Aneke (Photos)

 

Nollywood stars Chidimma Aneke and Chidiebere Aneke recently stepped out in style for an event. The twin sisters were styled by STM Magical Creations and they looked gorgeous in floor-length matching pink outfits from Anne’s Couture.

The twins held a premiere of their new movie “Back To Basics” and Chidimma shared some photos with a thank you message to everyone that attended the event.

BBNaija's Debie-Rise has been sharing beautiful photos

For the past few days, former Big Brother Naija housemate, Debie-Rise, has been sharing beautiful photos from her recent.

The BBNaija finalist showed of her well trimmed figure in different outfits.

More photos below..

Ex-beauty queen Unoaku Anyadike is a beautiful bride in new photos

 
Most Beautiful Girl In Nigeria 2015, Unoaku Anyadike, has released beautiful photos from her recent bridal shoot.

The former beauty queen is surely a beautiful bride in the photos.

More photos below.

#Covfefe: Donald Trump sparks worldwide confusion with his tweets

 

Donald Trump has done it again with his Twitter fingers.

Sometime last night, President of the United States of America, Donald Trump tweeted this: "Despite the constant negative press covfefe"

Tennis player Maxime Hamou banned from the French Open for groping and kissing journalist on live TV


A 21-year-old Tennis player Maxime Hamou has been banished by the organisers of the French Open after he repeatedly kisses a female reporter during a post-match interview on Monday.

The French tennis player had just been knocked out by Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas in the first round of the competition when he grabbed broadcast reporter Maly Thoams around the neck, shoulders, and was repeatedly seen forcing his lips on the reporter despite her efforts to pull away.

Ugandan billionaire Ivan Semwanga buried with cash (Photos/video)

Uganda's billionaire businessman, Ivan Semwanga was buried with money thrown into the grave by family and friends.

The flamboyant business tycoon, who was also Zari Hassan's former husband, died recently at age 40.

Members of the Rich Gang, where Ivan Semwanga was leader, popped champagne and threw bundles of money at his grave, after he was laid to rest. May his soul rest in peace.

South African man drugged and raped for three days by three women

 
A South African man was left disoriented after being drugged and raped numerous times over three days by three women.

The 23-year-old’s troubles started when he hailed down a communal taxi in eastern Pretoria on Friday – which had three young women inside.

The taxi began to change direction and the man was ordered to sit in the front.

Man stripped and beaten after he was caught 'trying to kidnap a child and grandma' in Gbagada, Lagos

Tuesday afternoon around the Gbagada axis of Lagos State, this man was caught when he allegedly tried to kidnapped a baby and the baby's Grandma.

According to an eye witness, 'the mother of the little baby just parked, left the Granny and baby in the car so she could use a nearby ATM.

Condemned Hausa film actress, Rabi Ismail who escaped from prison, rearrested after 6 years

Condemned Hausa film actress, Rabi Ismail, who escaped from prison about six years ago, after death sentence was passed on her has been recaptured.

Rabi Ismail was sentenced to death by hanging for culpable homicide by a High Court in Kano on January 5, 2005 for killing her boyfriend, Auwalu Ibrahim, to acquire his property.

The court found her guilty for drugging and drowning Ibrahim in 2002 in Kano. Rabi who was 39 years old when she escaped six years ago, had lured Ibrahim to a picnic at Tiga Dam, where she poisoned him with chocolate and pushed him into the dam

3 police officers reportedly burnt alive by angry naval officers in Calabar

 

Three policemen were reportedly burnt to death on Tuesday, following a clash between the Police and some officers of Nigerian Navy in Calabar, Cross River state capital.

Reports state that the naval officers set the policemen ablaze in their station, starting with a misunderstanding between the two parties at a police checkpoint, opposite the Navy barracks in Akim area of the town.

Make Nigeria competitive - Osinbajo urges Dangote, Peterside, other members of the National Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council

 
Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo inaugurated the National Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council on Tuesday, May 30 with a directive to create the chance for Nigeria to be competitive industrially.

Osinbajo is the chair of the council with the two ministers of Industry, Okechukwu Enelamah and Aisha Abubakar as chairs of the public sector team.

Aliko Dangote chairs the private sector group with Atedo Peterside as alternate chair.

“Why would any idiot want me to be in a stupid country like Nigeria?” - Nnamdi Kanu tells Al Jazeera

On the commemoration of the 50th year of Biafra,  IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu opened his doors to international news site, Al Jazeera. It was the first interview the secessionist leader would grant since he was granted bail..

In Al Jazeera’s comprehensive report, it was revealed that “dozens of people waited to see Kanu” in his home while men dressed in black secured the compound. The report said, “They refer to Kanu as, “our supreme leader” or “his royal highness“.

Released Chibok girls being taught how to speak proper English – FG

The Federal Government, through the Ministry of Women Affairs, says it has begun teaching the released Chibok schoolgirls how to speak proper English.

The government has employed 20 teachers to help the girls with remedial classes.

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Al-hassan, said this in Abuja on Tuesday while receiving the recently released Chibok schoolgirls, Punch reports.

Kathy Griffin beheads Donald Trump in gory photo shoot, then apologizes for her stupidity


US comedienne, Kathy Griffin, released a photo of herself holding the detached head of a man that resembles US president, Donald Trump.

The comedienne posed for the gory shot during a photo session with infamous photographer Tyler Shields, TMZ reports.

During the photo shoot, Kathy joked that she and Tyler would need to move to Mexico once the pics got released, for fear that they’d be thrown in prison.

Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Coldplay to headline a memorial concert in Manchester this Sunday



A week after a bomb went off killing 22 people in Manchester, Ariana Grande is planning a return to the city.
This Sunday, June 4, 2017 the American singer will return to headline a memorial concert for victims of the Manchester terror attacks and she'll be joined by several of her superstar Friends. 
And very penny of profit from the concert will go to victims of the Manchester bombing.

Tiwa Savage talks on ‘The Diary of Tiwa Savage’ in the latest edition of A Nation of Billions (Photos)


Music superstar Tiwa Savage has come a long way since her X Factor days. The Afrobeat singer and songwriter now has a certified place amongst leading artists in the West African pop genre and for the latest edition of A Nation of Billions, the All Over singer talks candidly about ‘The Diary of Tiwa Savage’.

The mum met with A Nation of Billion’s Akua Ofei in her Central London hotel suite where she talked about her journey as an artist and music so far.

#BBNaija winner Efe announced as “Youth Ambassador of Nigeria”


Big Brother Naija winner Efe Ejegba was has been announced as the “Youth Ambassador of Nigeria” by Youths and Sports Minister Solomon Dalung.

The announcement was made on Tuesday when Efe paid a courtesy visit to the minister.

“‘Who I be?’ the popular saying of the Big Brother Naija Winner Efe Ejegba is today a voice that reminds every young person that no matter your humble beginning, your dreams are valid! On this note, Efe Ejeba the winner of Big Brother Naija is today pronounced & decorated Nigeria Youth Ambassador. Congratulations and we wish him well. God bless #NigerianYouths,” Dalung said in a Facebook post.

Sex scandal rocks another Nigerian church

A member of Our Daily Manna/Manna Prayer Mountain Ministry, Rita Ibeni, has alleged that her pastor, Chris Kwakpovwe, made sexual advances at her.

A audio recording of a telephone conversation allegedly between Kwakpovwe and Rita has surfaced online, The Cable reports.

The male voice supposedly the pastor was heard saying, “I’m crazy about you but you are not so I decided to take my eyes off you. I’m just looking for someone to take out, yesterday I took somebody out yesterday and I want to take you out today but you are running from me, you would have enjoyed the two days now. Even Mummy respects you.

Osinbajo gives Dangote, 35 others new appointments (FULL LIST)

The Federal government has inaugurated the board of the Nigerian Industrial Policy and the Competitiveness Advisory Council in Abuja on Tuesday, May 30.

The 36-member council is to chaired by the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, comprising also, representatives of the public and private sectors as well as a 7-member Technical Committee.

The Council was set up to look into policies that will reorganise Nigeria’s industrialisation bid.

Lady rescues newborn baby abandoned under Coker bridge, Lagos (Photos)

A Facebook user, Juliet Chime shared these photos of a newborn baby she rescued from under Coker bridge, Lagos state.

The baby was already beaten by rain before she found her. Fortunately, she is alive and receiving treatment at the hospital.

Juliet wrote; "I just picked a baby girl frm under coker bridge beating by d rain. How wicked can a mother be after hard labour pain and sleepless nights. And trows her own child away. KIA dis is d height of wickedness...."

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Female zookeeper killed by a tiger she loved during a 'freak accident' at British zoo

 

A 33-year-old female zookeeper was mauled to death by a tiger she loved during a 'freak accident' at a British Zoo on Monday morning.

This led to total panic and the evacuation of tourists. The victim has now been identified as Rosa King, who served as the zoo's carnivore keeper.

According to the reports of Pete Davis who witnessed the incident, King was attacked when she rushed into the tiger enclosure to help a colleague but the tiger turned on her and mauled her to death while her colleagues tried unsuccessfully to distract the big cat with buckets of meat.

Photos of Aisha Buhari at Abuja Airport as she heads to UK to be with her husband


Wife of President Buhari, Aisha Buhari, today left Nigeria to London to be with her husband who is currently there receiving medical treatment for an undisclosed ailment.

Aisha Buhari departed Nigeria through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

President Buhari has been in the UK now for 23 days.

Photos from Uche Jombo's son's birthday get together

Nollywood actress Uche Jombo and her husband organized a get together for their son, Matthew Rodriguez, who turned 2 years old yesterday May 29th. 
See more photos below.

50 years on: An ode to the land of the rising sun and Nigeria’s inconvenient truth (part 2)


What is even more revealing and brings home the true horror of what transpired during the war itself was provided by Mr Anayo Johnpaul, a historian and public commentator. He wrote as follows:

“Shocking revelations of the hatred for Igbos and how the North used the Nigerian Federal troops and locals in the South-West and North to commit genocide with the help of Great Britain and America during the civil war.

(Read Also: 50 years on: An ode to the land of the rising sun and Nigeria’s inconvenient truth (part 1) 

Actor Femi Branch’s estranged wife Ibitola says he beat her up in the presence of his friend and was irresponsible

Last week, it was reported that Nollywood actor Femi Branch is set to wed again after separating from his wife and mother of his two children, Ibitola.

She has now come out to clear the air on their separation in an exclusive interview with Encomium.

In the interview, Ibitola narrates a story of how she had to leave her husband because he turned violent and beat her in the presence of his friend. She also stated that the actor was irresponsible and had basically no hand in taking care of the children.

Resign, you are incapacitated – Fayose tells Buhari

23 days after Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, left on a medical trip, the governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, has asked the president to resign.

Speaking with reporters in Lagos on Tuesday, Fayose said the president has not been able to effectively discharge his constitutional duties due to ill health, The Cable reports.

Fayose added that Buhari fighting corruption goes beyond discovering large sums of money, but the right things at the right time.

50 years on: An ode to the land of the rising sun and Nigeria’s inconvenient truth (part 1)


“O Igbo arise! O Igbo arise! O Igbo arise!

Let the chains of subjugation be broken, let the yoke of slavery be shattered and let the shackles of servitude fall.

For the voices of your ancestors and your dead are calling. The voices of your slaughtered children wail, scream and screech through the night and they shed whimpering and pitiful tears through the day.

They call for justice and vengeance that their souls may be appeased and that they may find peace and eternal rest.

Sack of Chaplain: CAN Lagos supports Ambode’s action

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Lagos State Chapter, on Tuesday said the Lagos state governor’s wife, Bolanle Ambode, was not involved in the sack of the Presiding Chaplain of Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa, Femi Taiwo.

Addressing a press conference at the church premises on Tuesday, CAN, denied the allegation, saying the Chaplain was relieved of his duties based on applicable laws.

CAN Chairman Lagos state chapter, Apostle Alex Bamgbola, said the information reported by media houses was totally far from the truth.

BiafraAt50: This is the 1967 speech with which Ojukwu declared the secession of Biafra

On this day in 1967, the sovereign state of Biafra was birthed by a declaration made by the Military Governor of Eastern Nigeria at the time, Lieutenant Colonel Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu.

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil War, pro-Biafran movements including the Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) have set this day aside as Biafra Day.

Here’s Lt.Col Ojukwu’s speech that flagged off the civil war:

Senate passes NFF bill, legalises football body, passes Buhari’s anti-corruption bill

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday passed the Nigerian Football Federation Bill seeking to legalise the country’s football governing body.

This comes after the presentation of the report on the NFF Establishment Bill 2017, as presented by the Senate Committee on Sports, which was adopted and passed by the lawmakers, Punch reports.

To enlist international assistance in the fight against corruption, the Nigerian Senate also passed an executive bill on anti-corruption.

Obasanjo was disconnected from realities – Donald Duke

Former governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke has said “old people in government are usually disconnected from the realities on ground”.

Duke spoke at a symposium for governance and transparency organised by The Future Project on Tuesday in Lagos.

He stated that former President Olusegun Obasanjo had a disconnect with the economic and political realities of the country.

Social media drama: Ogbonna Kanu, his wife Laura Ikeji & alleged ex-wife, baby mama fight on Instagram


The Ogbonna Kanu family are dragging themselves on Instagram.

The drama started yesterday after a cute video of Kanu’s babymama, Hannah Turay and their daughter surfaced, fueling the rumour that the former footballer was previously married.

BiafraAt50: Markets, schools, banks shut down in Southeast as people comply with the sit-at-home directive (Photos)


Markets, shops, schools, banks have been shut down in part of the Southeast as people obeyed the call by IPOB and MASSOB to sit-at-home to commemorate the declaration of the Biafran state.

IPOB and MASSOB had declared May 30 a public holiday in commemoration of the biafran state, remembering  those who died in the Nigerian civil war.

Vanguard reports that in Umuahia, Federal government workers including state workers stayed away from their offices.

Nigerians come for Lai Mohammed after he said Buhari's govt has fulfilled its' campaign promises

At the presentation of the National Social Investment Programmes, N-SIP, Report Card event in Abuja to mark the 2nd Anniversary of President Buhari’s administration on Monday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed stated that Buhari’s administration has fulfilled its campaign promises to Nigerians despite limited revenue.

10 Super Effective Tips For Weight Loss Success


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Long-term weight-loss is not really impossible, but you must be committed. Getting a weight-loss plan for you to be successful  is a good start. The following below are ten  tips that can help you to a successful weight loss.

Prof. Uzodinma Nwala: Biafra 50 Years After - Reconciliation: What have we learned?


This is the paper presented at The Conference - MEMORY AND NATION BUILDING: BIAFRA 50 YEARS AFTER: A SOBER REFLECTION - By Prof. Uzodinma Nwala. The President of Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF).

Read below..

Introduction.

Before I thank the organisers of this Conference and pay my tribute to the Memory of my friend, late Major-General Shehu Musa Yar’Adua, in whose Foundation Center this historic event is being organised, let me quickly dismiss certain lingering pernicious fallacies that have dominated all discussion about the coup of January 15, 1966 and the Biafra War.

Photo of Ojukwu as he declared Independence of Biafra on May 30th,1967


As today marks the 50th Anniversary of the declaration of Republic of Biafra, this is a throwback photo of the then leader of Biafra, Colonel Odumegwu Emeka Ojukwu popularly known as 'Ikemba' reading a speech as he declared the independence of Biafra from Nigeria on May 30th, 1967.

Following the declaration, in July 1967,  the head of Nigeria’s military government, General Yakubu Gowon declared war and attacked Biafra for 30 months.

Beyoncé exhibits her growing baby bump as she showers daughter Blue Ivy with affection ahead of birth of twins (Photos)


As her due date edges ever nearer it was an indulgent Beyoncé who showered young daughter Blue Ivy with affection on Tuesday morning.

Taking to Instagram, the heavily pregnant R&B superstar shared a snap in which she holds her oldest child aloft while offering her a loving kiss.

Beyoncé, 35, is expecting twins with rapper husband Jay Z, and her already prominent baby bump is exposed courtesy of the open semi-sheer robe she wears over a matching blue bikini.

Married Usher and Reality star Alexis Sky have mad fun at Vegas beach part (Photos)

For Memorial Day weekend, Usher was on hosting duties at the Rehab Beach Club in Las Vegas where he thrilled party goers to the max dressed in an eye catching floral shirt.

He was seen getting some of the fun for himself as he got up, close and personal with Love & Hip Hop star, Alexis Sky, who is rapper, Fetty Wap's former girlfriend.

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My marriage crashed just after 1yr despite being married as a virgin - Comedienne Chigurl reveals in an explosive interview


In an emotional interview with Kemi Adetiba for "King Women", Chioma Omeruah aka Chigul shared the never before heard story of her life. 
The entertainer revealed that her marriage crashed just after one year even though she married as a virgin.
She also talked on her marital issues, discovering her husband had a love child and her initial strained relationship with her mother. 
Read some excerpts below..

Mercy Aigbe all smiles and sexy as she visits a water park in the UK (Photos)

Few days ago, Mercy Aigbe revealed that she in the UK to see a surgeon due to the injuries allegedly inflicted upon her by her now estranged husband, Lanre Gentry. 
Moving past the sad incident, the actress on Sunday visited a water park with friends and was pictured all smiles as she flaunted her body in a one-piece swimsuit.

More photos below..

Biafra: Streets deserted in the South East as residents obey "Sit at home" directive

Streets and market places in the South East states are currently deserted owing to the "Sit at Home" order issued by MASSOB and IPOB leaders in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Biafra war.

While many obeyed the directive in solidarity to the pro-Biafran movement, some residents didn't bother to come out for fear of being attacked by pro-Biafran activists..

Anyone earning N30,000 can own a house under Buhari’s administration – Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo said the Federal Government’s Social Investment Programmes have been very successful.

He said this while speaking at a programme organised to showcase the achievements of the SIP at the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Reuben Abati: Democracy, Biafra and a sense of history

It is sad that many Nigerians today talk glibly about the possibility of a coup or of military intervention in politics. They make it seem as if this democracy is something we can exchange for something else. We need to be reminded, as we celebrate democracy day 2017, how we got to this very moment, and how precious democracy is to us as a sovereign people. From 1966 to 1999 (with the short break of civilian rule from 1979 – 1983) the military dominated the political landscape in Nigeria. It was eighteen years ago yesterday when our country returned to civilian rule.

The military practically overstayed their welcome. The first military coup in Nigeria was in January 1966, followed by the counter-coup of July 1966, and then the civil war of 1967-70 which turned Nigeria into a military theatre more or less as the Federal forces engaged the Biafran secessionists in a fratricidal war that resulted in the loss of more than a million lives, starvation and the tearing apart of the Nigerian fabric. The military would remain in charge of Nigeria and its affairs for more than 30 years in total, and it is worth remembering that virtually every successful coup was welcome by the people.

Two killed as violence erupts at Lagos APC primary

At least two persons died on Monday during a violence that broke out at the ward primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Shogunle area of Lagos State.

The primary was for the councillorship candidates of the ruling party in the July 22 local council poll.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that one of the deceased was identified as a popular transporter known as ‘Hamburger’.

The identity of the second victim was unknown at the time of filing this report.

Barcelona confirm Ernesto Valverde as new head coach

Barcelona have confirmed the appointment of former coach of Athletic Bilbao, Ernesto Valverde, as their new coach.

Valverde replaces Luis Enrique, who announced that he would leave in March and has signed a two-year contract, with the option for an additional year included. 

Iheanacho leaves Super Eagles camp to seal £25m West Ham transfer deal

Manchester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, has left the Super Eagles’ training camp in Paris to England.

Iheanacho, 21 has been the subject of a £25 million bid from London club, West Ham, and there are reports that he is set to undergo medicals at the said club.

He is however expected back the Paris camp before the Super Eagles international friendly match with Togo in Paris on Tuesday.

Eminem and Justin Timberlake help raise over $2.3 Million for Manchester attack victims

With more than 80 million collective social media followers, platinum selling artists Eminem and Justin Timberlake helped raise just under $2.3 million in the last few days.

A crowd funding effort started by the Manchester Evening News set a 24-day deadline to raise $2 million for the British Red Cross, both artists read about it and shared the link on their social media pages, encouraging fans to join them in donating to the victims of the attack.

Their fans responded by donating to the crowdfunding page.

"I had never met Tinubu when he made me commissioner' - Osinbajo


Acting President Yemi Osinbajo says he hadn't met former Lagos state governor, Bola Tinubu, before the latter made him the state Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the state during his administration between 1999 and 2007.

Speaking at the gala night to celebrate Lagos at 50 over the weekend, Osinbajo said;