related June 2017

Fashola's ministry inserted N20 billion for miscellaneous expenditure - Senate

Last week,  Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing called out the National Assembly for cutting the budget meant for his ministry to carry out its duties.

In response, Abdulrazaq Namdas spokesman of the House of Representatives, on Thursday said Fashola should be bold and sincere enough to tell Nigerians why his ministry inserted N20 billion for miscellaneous expenditure while the second Niger Bridge had N12 billion estimate.

D'Banj pictured with Amber Rose and her rumoured beau, 21 Savage in LA (Photos)

Musician D'Banj shared these photos via his Instagram page on Friday night of himself with Amber Rose and her rumoured boyfriend, rapper 21 Savage in Los Angeles, California.

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And the names of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s twins are…

The Carters are not done dominating headlines today.

Hours after Shawn ‘Jay-Z’ Carter released his 13th album, 4.44, a body of work full of revelations and confessions, the names of his newly born twins have been revealed.

The girl is named Rumi and the boy is named Sir Carter.

Debt crisis: CEO of Etisalat Nigeria, Bello Osagie resigns

The Chairman of Etisalat Nigeria, Hakeem Bello Osagie, has resigned following the approval of a restructuring plan for the telecommunications firm.

Vanguard reports that the resignation takes effect immediately.

Man asks court to compel Senate to ascertain Buhari’s health status

A Nigerian Toyin Dawodu, has filed a lawsuit at the Federal High Court, Abuja compelling the Senate to ascertain the health status of President Muhammadu Buhari.

In a statement released by Dawodu, he said he instructed his attorneys from Forthright Chambers and Lawyers for Citizens Advocacy of Nigeria to file a lawsuit compelling the Nigerian Senate to constitute a medical panel to determine if President Buhari is capable of discharging his constitutional duties.

Official photos from Adaeze & Joseph Yobo's daughter's dedication - Ita–Giwa, Dabota Lawson, Anna Banner, Caroline Danjuma attend

Celebrity couple Adaeze and Joseph Yobo welcomed their daughter a couple of weeks ago and over the weekend – on Sunday, 25th of June – the couple had a baby dedication at Christ Embassy Church in Lekki.

The baby dedication was attended by several of their friends and family.

The day’s event continued after the service with a brunch at the Yobos’ residence in Lekki.

Read Lanre Gentry's public apology to his estranged wife, Mercy Aigbe, after their social media drama

Yesterday things escalated between actress Mercy Aigbe and her estranged husband Lanre Gentry after she shared a video from the attack she suffered from the hotelier.

Afterwards she shared a screenshot of their conversation in which he was begging her to remove the video.

Mercy Aigbe also shared photos of her bruised face while her husband took to his page to tell people that he can’t wait for the “movie”.

Lecturer suspended indefinitely for allegedly impregnating nursing student in Ogun state

Ogun State College of Health Technology, Ilese Ijebu has suspended one of its staff Dr. Oluseyi Adu, indefinitely, following a pregnancy scandal between him and one Mosunmola, a nursing student.

PUNCH reports that the suspension was posted on a notice board at the administration block of the college, where the academic community was asked not to have any dealings with him.

Meningitis epidemic over – Health minister Isaac Adewole

The Minister of Health Professor Isaac Adewole has formally declared that the meningitis epidemic which broke out in the country in March is over.

The epidemic claimed 1,166 lives, most of whom are children.

Four soldiers killed by IED explosion in Borno

An officer and three soldiers on patrol in Borno on Thursday have died after encountering a buried IED between Kangarwa and Alagarno village, the Army has confirmed.

Army Spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday.

He said three other soldiers sustained injuries , while stating that the vehicle was damaged.

Uche Jombo, Funke Akindele, Kate Henshaw, Ini Edo, Monalisa Chinda, join Ooni’s wife to champion women’s right (PHOTOS)

Wife of Ooni of Ife, Olori Wuraola Ogunwusi has launched a programme to end domestic violence.

The queen enlisted the help of Nollywood stars in the programme tagged ‘1 in 3 Africa Campaign’.

The celebrities include Mercy Aigbe, Tonto Dikeh, Toke Makinwa, Sola Sobowale, Foluke Daramola, Kate Henshaw, Ini Edo, Monalisa Chinda, Uche Jombo, Funke Akindele, Seyi Shay, Adunni Ade, Ndidi Obioha, Chika Acholonu, Ifeoma Williams, among many others.

#JayZ444: Halle Berry’s ex Eric Benét claps back at Jay Z and Twitter rains hell on him

Jay-Z’s 13th album 4:44 is the talk of the internet. Just like Lemonade, the album is raw and full of personal revelations-like how he cheated on Beyoncé.

The album also has sprinkles of savage on it- like when he disses Kanye and Future and Eric Benét.

In the album opener, Killing Jay Z, he raps: “You almost went Eric Benét / Let the baddest girl in the world get away / I don’t even know what else to say / Nigga, never go Eric Benét”

Certificate forgery suit against Andy Uba dismissed

A certificate forgery suit filed by one Uchenna Nnadi against Sen. Andy Uba was on Friday dismissed by an Abuja High Court.

Presiding judge, Valentine Ashi said the plaintiff refused to lead the court with further evidence.

Ashi said that the ‎plaintiff should have investigated and gotten his facts from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

#JayZ444: Jay-Z apologizes to Beyoncé for cheating on her in his new album "4:44", disses Kimye, and Twitter is freaking out

Jay-Z dropped his new album "4:44" at midnight on Friday and sent the Internet into a frenzy.

The rapper is calling his title track, "4:44" off the album one of the "best songs" he's ever written.

"'4:44' is a song that I wrote, and it's the crux of the album, just right in the middle of the album. And I woke up, literally, at 4:44 in the morning, 4:44 AM, to write this song," he told iHeartRadio's The Beat in an exclusive interview. "So it became the title of the album and everything. It's the title track because it's such a powerful song, and I just believe one of the best songs I've ever written."

Mum of Utibe, the boy Davido is building a new house for singing his song passes on

 Utibe, the 5-year-old schoolboy who went viral for singing Davido’s ‘IF’ has lost his mum.

This comes days after Davido disclosed that he was building a house for the internet sensation and his mother.

Davido had promised to sponsor the boy’s education and well-being after the video went viral.

I will collect my N4bn from SaharaReporters – Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki has said he would collect every penny of the N4 billion awarded to him against publisher of SaharaReporters, Omoyele Sowore.

A court had awarded N4 billion to Saraki on Thursday in a lawsuit against SaharaReporters for series of libelous articles against him.

However, Sowore in his reaction to the court ruling, heaped more allegations on Saraki's head.

Restructuring conducted by Buhari’s govt will only favour the North – Ohanaeze

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Thursday, chided the leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), for allegedly ordering that the November 18, 2017 governorship election in Anambra be cancelled.

This is even as Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC), said it would reject any restructuring of Nigeria carried out by the  administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying it would not reflect equity and fairness.

Ohanaeze youth said they would rather prefer a restructuring exercise to be overseen by an Igbo leader or a leader from the South but not from the North.

We can detain Evans for three months – Police react to lawsuit by the notorious kidnapper

The police have said that they have power to keep the arrested kidnap baron, Evans, in their custody.

A senior police source said that some people who felt that their interest was being threatened were the ones behind the move to get the court to release Evans, Daily Trust reports.

Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel votes against same-sex marriage

The Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, has voted against same-sex marriage in Germany because she believes that “marriage is between a man and woman”.

Despite her opposition, the Bundestag voted to legalise equal marriage by 393 votes to 226, and the Chancellor said she hoped the move would improve social cohension, The Independent reports.

President Trump to send federal help to Chicago to curb shooting epidemic

President Donald Trump said Friday that he is sending in Federal help to the state of Chicago to curb the skyrocketing rate of crime and killings.

The president wrote; “Crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that I am sending in Federal help. 1714 shootings in Chicago this year!”

Depression almost pushed me to commit suicide – Ubi Franklin

TripleMG boss, Ubi Franklin, shocked fans and friends alike on Thursday when he shared a personal secret on the social media.

On Instagram, Franklin recounted how, between July 2016 and March 2017, he struggled hard with depressive moments that would have pushed him to commit suicide.

During that period, he noted, his life took a turn for the worse and he practically lost control of his actions.

6 killed, scores injured in a new Boko Haram attack in Borno

Six civilians were reportedly killed and scores injured in a new attack believed to be by Boko Haram members in the Southern part of Borno on Wednesday.

According to Sahara Reporters, the attackers stormed the village of Boderi in Damboa local government area of Borno State Wednesday night, leaving six men and many others wounded.

Barack Obama and family vacation in style in Indonesia where he spent part of his childhood (Photos)


Former first family of the United States, wrapped up their vacation on Indonesia's resort island of Bali then headed to Yogyakarta where Barack Obama lived for several years as a child when his mother, Ann Dunham, moved there for her anthropological research.

 Before leaving Bali, Obama and his family were seen on a river rafting on Monday. Then on Wednesday, they were all spotted sightseeing in the historic city of Yogyakarta.

Barack, Michelle, Malia, and Sasha arrived on a private jet then drove to a luxury hotel in downtown Yogyakarta. They later went to visit the ninth-century Borobudur Temple in Magelang.

E-Money celebrates wife on her birthday with loving words and her stunning new photos

Five Star Music CEO, Emeka Okonkwo popularly known as E-Money,  took to his Instagram page to celebrate his wife who turned a year older on Thursday..

He shared stunning new photos of her and wrote;

SaharaReporters publisher, Sowore reacts to court ordering him to pay N4bn in damages to Saraki


An Ilorin High Court in Kwara state had on Wednesday ordered Sahara Reporters and its publisher, Omoyele Sowore, to pay N4 billion in damages to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, over a series of libelous stories published by the medium in 2015.

Saraki had sued Sowore following the publication of series of libelous stories against him.

'When you marry a wealthy man, girlfriends come with the territory' - Jyoti Matharoo tells Nigerian Women

Jyoti Matharoo, one of the Canadian sisters who were arrested and charged last year for allegedly blackmailing randy Nigerian billionaires, has caused quite a stir on social media after a response she posted to a comment on her photo on Instagram went viral.

Jyoti shared a photo of her and a mystery man on vacation and things quickly got heated in the comment section as some of her followers accused her of hanging with another married man and questioned her source of income.

Queen of Queens! Nicki Minaj given key To the city in her hometown, Gueens, New York

Nicki Minaj is now officially the Queen of Queens as she has been presented with the Key to the City of Queens, New York.

The  recently crowned rap queen was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago but moved to America with her family when she was 5 and settled in Queens.

How 12-year old student of Lekki-British School allegedly tried to poison classmate over first position

The family of an 11-year old female student of Lekki-British International School, Lagos is calling for a proper mental evaluation of her classmate, aged 12, who allegedly tried to poison her because she had beaten him to first position in previous terms.

Facebook user Abimbola shared a statement purportedly made by the female student’s aunt.

The boy had allegedly broken into the school’s laboratory, took sulphuric acid and ethanol, and poured into the girl’s water bottle. Fortunately, his classmates saw him and reported the matter.

Pregnant girl shoots & kills boyfriend in a Youtube stunt gone wrong

According to various international reports, a 22-year old YouTuber was shot dead by his pregnant girlfriend after a planned stunt failed on Monday.

In a bid to get more views, the YouTuber had convinced his girlfriend to shoot him in the chest, with a thick book covering his chest, to see if the bullet could penetrate. The pair reportedly had tested the stunt out already

He was pronounced dead at the scene following the stunt.

Court sentences Ekiti principal to life imprisonment for raping 12-year-old student

Taiwo Ajayi, a secondary school principal has been handed a life sentence by an Ado-Ekiti high court for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl.

Ajayi reportedly lured the girl into his office, locked the door and raped her on the table while covering her mouth with a cloth.

Oluwatoyin Abodunde, who gave the verdict, said the principal was guilty as charged.

Most stories about kidnapper Evans on social media are false – Abba Kyari

Assistant Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari who led the capture of billionaire kidnapper Evans has said most of the stories about the kidnapper on the internet was false.

Kyari in a Facebook post on Thursday said 90% of the stories about the suspect were fabricated.

La La Anthony steps out with no bra as she says she's not divorcing Carmelo Anthony (Photos)

They've been living separately since April after it was reported her husband had gotten another woman pregnant. 

And La La Anthony keeps showing the NBA star Carmelo Anthony exactly what he's missing whenever she stepped out.

Social media war: Singer Zoro warns Hushpuppi not to set foot in the South-East, or

The social media between some Nigerian entertainers and a certain  Malaysia-based Nigerian rich boy, HushPuppi, continues.

The drama started when HushPuppi shamed Phyno and Ice Prince for allegedly wearing fake Patek wristwatches.

And Phyno fired back, followed by Kcee and Ice Prince. You can read the interesting exchanges here.

This Coco Austin and her 1-year-old daughter's yoga style will freak you out (Photos)


Coco Austin has been introducing her 1-year-old daughter, Chanel, into the Yoga world in a very unique way.

The 38-year-old model and wife of Ice T, has been sharing photos of the mother and daughter in practice.

Dangote is a traitor, can never be among genuine northern patriots – Northern youths

A coalition of Northern youths have described Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote as a moral liability to the region.

The youths said this while reacting to a statement made by Dangote over the quit notice issued by the youths to Igbos living in the North.

Dangote while reacting to the quit notice had described the youths as jobless, stating that they have no values and relevance.

Court orders SaharaReporters publisher, Sowore to pay N4bn to Saraki

Justice Adeyinka Oyinloye of the Ilorin High Court has ordered the publisher of SaharaReporters, Omoyele Sowore to pay N4 billion as damages to Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki.

The order was due to a series of libelous stories published by the medium in 2015.

Saraki had sued Sowore following the publication of series of libelous stories against him.

UK deports 28 Nigerians over immigration offences

The United Kingdom on Thursday deported 28 Nigerians over immigration-related offences.

This comes 48 hours after Spain deported 23 Nigerians  while 34 others were deported from Switzerland, Germany, Iceland, Austria, Belgium and Hungary.

The fresh batch of deportees reportedly arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, at about 12.13 p.m.

kidnapper, Evans files fresh suit against the police, demands N300m in damages

Notorious kidnapper, Evans, has again dragged the Inspector General of Police, and three others before a Federal High Court in Lagos over his alleged illegal detention.

In the new suit filed on Thursday, Evans is claiming N300 million as general and exemplary damages against the police for alleged illegal detention and unconstitutional media trial, NAN reports.

Cristiano Ronaldo shares first photo of his twins (See photo)

Cristiano Ronaldo has shared first photo of his twins via social media.

There here were reports last week that football superstar welcomed twins via a surrogate parent.

The football superstar captioned the photo:  "So happy to be able to hold the two new loves of my life 🙏❤"

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Social media war: Singers, Phyno, Kcee and Ice Prince take on HushPuppi (Must Read!)

There is currently an interesting social media drama going on between Nigerian entertainers and a certain  Malaysia-based Nigerian rich boy, HushPuppi.

The drama started when HushPuppi shamed Phyno and Ice Prince for allegedly wearing fake Patek wristwatches.

Mercy Aigbe shares video of her battered face, Lanre Gentry begs her to remove it, she refused, then this happens

The marital issue between Mercy Aigbe and her estranged husband, Lanre Gentry seems not to be ending anytime soon.

Today, the actress shared a video from the attack she suffered from the hotelier as she continues her campaign against domestic violence.

#MCNAKED2017: 19 South African stars pose nude for charity in Marie Claire's “The Naked Issue” (Photos)

19 South African Stars has posed nude for Marie Claire SA magazine’s July 2017 issue, dubbed “The Naked Issue”

The magazine has teamed up with 19 South African celebrities with each of them standing for a good cause – from domestic violence to child welfare – and in a bid to raise money for different charities, the celebs are posing nude.

Security operatives raid former Vice President Namadi Sambo’s house

A team of security operatives made up of policemen, agents of the Department of State Services (DSS), and agents of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission on Wednesday raided the house of former Vice-President Namadi Sambo in Kaduna.

According to an eyewitness who spoke to Punch, the operatives arrived at the residence around 3pm and cordoned off the road, pointing guns and threatening to shoot anyone who disobeyed.

Cristiano Ronaldo Confirms birth of his twins

Cristiano Ronaldo has confirmed the birth of his twins via social media after a loss to Chile in the ongoing FIFA Confederation Cup Wednesday night.

There here were reports last week that football superstar welcomed twins via a surrogate parent.

Election Tribunal sacks PDP’s George Sekibo, declares APC candidate, Uchendu as winner

The Rivers State National and State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja has sacked Senator George Sekibo (Rivers East Senatorial District, PDP).

The three-man panel sitting at Apo Quarters in the Federal Capital Territory affirmed the petition of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Andrew Uchendu, declaring him the winner of the December 10 rerun election in Rivers East Senatorial District.

President Trump receives two escaped Chibok girls in White House

President Donald Trump hosted two of the Chibok schoolgirls who escaped the clutches of Boko Haram in 2014 in the Oval Office, Wednesday.

Joy Bishara(20), and Lydia Pogu, (19), met with Trump and first daughter Ivanka Trump at the White House. The girls after their escape moved to the United States to complete school.

FAAN says leaking roof at Lagos International airport has been fixed

Yesterday, a video of a leaking patch in the roof of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport “D Wing” went viral. It was reported that the leaks caused some flooding inside the airport.

This development of course, led to instant conversations online about the sorry state of airport facilities in Nigeria and prompted an immediate reaction from a representative of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

Civil disobedience will continue until the govt bows, Nnamdi Kanu says as PFN cautions IPOB on uncivil activities

Seven pro-Biafra groups, on Wednesday, decided to work together under the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, with the aim of speaking in one voice in their quest for referendum that will lead to the formation of the Republic of Biafra.

Rising from a closed door  meeting with Kanu, attended by over 5,000 people from various groups in Afaraukwu, Kanu’s native home, to witness his appointment as the overall leader of Biafra, Uchenna Madu, who addressed journalists, said the decision was to work together and speak with one voice under a central leader, saying, however, that all the groups still exist but would be speaking with one voice as the quest for referendum hots up.

Cult group, ‘Badoo boys’ kill couple, two children in Ikorodu, Lagos

Members of the ‘Badoo cult group’ have struck again, killing a couple and two of their three children at Olopomeji, Odogunyan.

The family – Ike David, 50; Margret David, 28; Ike David (Jnr), 5; Matthew David, 4; and two-year-old Friday David– were reportedly attacked around 1am on Wednesday.

Pope Francis’ top aide charged with sexual assault

Australia’s senior Catholic prelate, and one of Pope Francis’ top advisers, has been reportedly charged with sexual assault.

Cardinal George Pell, became the highest-ranking Vatican official in recent years to face criminal charges involving accusations of sexual offenses.