related September 2017

Nnamdi Kanu not in Military custody – DHQ

Director of Defence Information, Major General John Enenche while addressing the media on Friday in Abuja told citizens not to panic over the October 1st deadline given to the Ibos by a group of Nothern youths to vacate the region.

He also reassured Nigerians that the DHQ did not raid the house of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu and does not know his whereabouts.

Nkem Says: Being the Good One is Killing Your Relationships

As children, we were made to believe that being “good” was the key to success in life. “Good” implied being polite, obedient, apologetic, as well as compliant. And it came with a lot of perks, praises, and treats too.

We were conditioned to only feel pride in ourselves when we were good. In fact, we lived to hear our parents, teachers or older ones say things like “you are such a good girl” or “Clap for yourself, good boy!” to us; and like almost every thirsty puppy or trained pet, we perceived it to be the ultimate compliment. Even most saddening was the fact that our greatest struggle became the fight against giving into our inner rebel and breaking a rule. Getting in trouble was not accepted and usually would get us punished.

Governor Umahi suspends headmaster, 7 teachers for absenteeism

Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi on Friday suspended the headmaster, Augustine Eze and seven other teachers of the state’s Community Primary School for absenteeism.

The governor, who paid an unscheduled visit to the school directed the suspended teachers to report to the Chairman of the local government, Henry Eze.

Nigeria’s electricity grid records total system collapse – TCN

Nigeria’s electricity grid has recorded a total system collapse resulting in temporary loss of electricity generation for the nation’s power grid, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) announced in Abuja on Friday.

A statement from TCN’s management said that reports obtained from power stations and the sequence of events generated by the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) had revealed the cause of the collapse.

Former US presidents Clinton, Bush, Obama steal the show at Presidents cup (Photos)

Former presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama were all smiles as they attended the Presidents Cup in New Jersey.

The trio posed for photos with players and wives on each team during the opening ceremony on Thursday.

Obama was sporting a pair of dark shades as he flashed his signature smile and shook hands with some of the players.

Okorocha caused all the “bad things” during my presidency – Obasanjo

 Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has blamed Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, for “all the bad things” that happened to the country during his tenure between 1999 and 2007.

Obasanjo was speaking in Owerri, at the graduation ceremony of students of Rochas Foundation.

He said the worst advice he got while in office was from Okorocha, one of his then advisers.

Bolton Wanderers fans vote Jay Jay Okocka as the club’s best player in the last 20 years

Seven-time Nigerian footballer of the year, Ronaldinho‘s mentor at Paris Saint Germain, a member of Pele’s FIFA 100 list and arguably one of the greatest free agents Bolton Wanderers ever signed – Jay Jay Okocha – has been named as best ever player to play at Reebok/Macron Stadium – the Bolton Wanderers stadium in the last twenty years.

The list includes Ivan Campo (5th), Jussi Jaaskelainen (4th), Youri Djorkaeff (3rd), Kevin Davies (2nd).

New Music Video: Flavour – Nnekata

Fresh, dazzling and alluring! Flavour presents the video for, “Nnekata“, the eighth single off his current album, “Ijele- The Traveler.”

The video for the Masterkraft produced jam, was shot by popular Nollywood film director, Tchidi Chikere.

#StrongWomen: Peter Okoye celebrates the Okoye wives on Instagram

Despite the current state of affairs between the Okoye brothers (P-Square), Peter Okoye has taken time out to shower praises on the Okoye wives.

Mr P today celebrated the trio of Anita, Lola Omotayo and Ifeoma Okoye on his Instagram page, shouting out to them as his WC (Woman Crush) and calling them “Strong Women

The MBGN 2017 Queens visit Silverbird TV as they kick off their media tour (Photos)

The Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant wrapped up a few days ago and Ugochi Iheziue was crowned the MBGN World.

First runner-up Stephanie Agbasi emerged MBGN Universe, Winfrey Okolo as MBGN Tourism and Emmanuella Yaboh as MBGN Ecowas.

Olakunle Churchill addresses Tonto Dikeh’s domestic violence allegations: “I never raised my hands against my ex wife”

Olakunle Churchill has addressed the allegations of domestic abuse made against him by his ex-wife Tonto Dikeh.

A fan of his commented on a post on his Instagram page, saying:
Why is this woman still there claiming what is not and trying to mislead people, if she has a problem with Azuka must she mention your name? She just be really pained, why is she also claiming your dad was Obasanjo’s gardener, is Jesus not the son of carpenter???

FG, states, LGs share N637.7bn in September

The Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, at the end of the monthly Federal Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) meeting on Thursday in Abuja, said that the Federal Government, state and local governments shared a total of N637.704 billion in September.

 He said the sum indicated a rise in the revenue shared by the three tiers of government of N169 billion for September compared to about N467.8 billion shared in August – inclusive of Value Added Tax (VAT).

You are an empty barrel, dirty ‘igbo’ smoker - Timaya fires back at Eedris Abdulkareem

Singer Timaya has replied veteran rapper, Eedris Abdulkareem who described him as an ingrate.

In an interview with Goldmyne TV,  Eedris had said Timaya is an ingrate who forgot him after making him popular.

Trump’s inauguration committee donates $3 million to Hurricane relief

President Trump’s inaugural committee has announced it intends to donate $3 million to several organizations assisting with hurricane relief.

Just like many other donations, chairman of the private Presidential Inaugural Committee Thomas Barrack Jr said the money will be divided equally between three organizations which have been involved with hurricane relief efforts in the Gulf Coast, Florida, and the Caribbean, namely, the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and Samaritan’s Purse.

INEC releases dates for 2019 Presidential & National Assembly elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed the official dates for the scheduled 2019 Presidential elections as well as for the National Assembly elections.

The announcements were made today following the first regular quarterly consultative meeting with RECs at the Commissions Headquarter in Abuja.

'China orders Muslims to hand in Qurans or face punishment'

Reports from China claim authorities are asking Muslims in the country to hand in their religious items, including Qurans and prayer mats, or else face “harsh punishments.”

Dilxat Raxit, of the exile World Uyghur Congress, said members of the ethnic Uyghur, Kazakh, and other clans have been asked to hand in their Islam-related items.

Okoye brothers at war: Paul shades Peter on Twitter, Peter advises him to stop the shade and move on

It seems like the war of words between Paul and Peter Okoye won’t end anytime soon, as the duo have sent words to each other on social media.

On Friday, Paul took to Twitter to shade his twin brother who is performing in America.

Joke Silva shares beautiful new photos as she turn a year older today

Veteran actress Joke Silva is a year older today and she’s glowing.

The actress shared these photos on her Instagram page looking as youthful as ever with the caption: “Peace of mind, contentment, grace and the inner awareness of simple abundance

She also shared a video of her legendary husband Olu Jacobs wishing her a happy birthday.

Kim Kardashian confirms her third child is on the way

Kim Kardashian has confirmed she and husband Kanye West are expecting their third child together.

Rumours emerged earlier this month suggesting the couple has hired a surrogate to carry another baby for them, and in a teaser clip for the new season of her television show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kim reveals to her sister Khloe Kardashian she is preparing to become a mother again.

“What happens every time I say, ‘Guess what?’” Kim asked Khloe during a FaceTime chat.

Nigerian cows are the worst milk producers in the world – Audu Ogbeh

Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh has said Nigeria cows are the worst milk producers in the world.

Ogbeh said this at the 79th anniversary of Ikoyi Club 1938 in Lagos on Thursday.

Senate approves death sentence for kidnapping

The Senate has approved death sentence for abduction, wrongful restraints or wrongful confinement for ransom.

The upper chamber also approved 30 years jail term for anybody that colluded with an abductor.

This followed the passage of a bill on abduction, wrongful restraints or wrongful confinement for ransom.

OJ Simpson set to be released on Monday

Disgraced former American footballer O.J. Simpson could be released on parole as soon as Monday in Las Vegas under a plan being finalized by Nevada officials.

State Department of Corrections spokeswoman Brooke Keast said: “process culminating in freedom for the former football player, actor and TV pitchman is in motion, but must be approved and documents must be signed”.

Azuka Ogujiuba releases “evidence to nullify” Tonto Dikeh’s domestic abuse claims against Olakunle Churchill

Mediaroomhub owner and ThisDay journalist, Azuka Ogujiuba has released “evidence” that actress, Tonto Dikeh’s allegations against her ex-husband, Olakunle Churchill are false.

The Nollywood actress separated from her husband after accusing him of domestic abuse.

Tonto had released pictures and videos of scars and wounds she sustained in the cause of the violence in her marriage.

Rob Kardashian sues Blac Chyna for assault

The Rob Kardashian Vs. Blac Chyna battle is far from over.

Rob is reportedly suing Blac Chyna to court for an alleged assault that took place back in December.
Rob is claiming Chyna, while high on a lot of drugs and alcohol, attacked and attempted choking him with an iPhone cable.

“Hugh Hefner bought and sold women to other men” - Suzanne Moore has no pity for the dead in no-nonsense article

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner is dead. And while the likes of Kim Kardashian, Pamela Anderson and Paris Hilton remember him fondly, Suzanne Moore, columnist with The Guardian prefers to get down to brass tacks, preserving the memory of the dead be damned.

Read the article as publish on The Guardian below..

Bayern Munich sack Carlo Ancelotti

German club, Bayern Munich have sacked head coach Carlo Ancelotti after the 3-0 defeat in the Champions League group stage match at Paris Saint-Germain.

The statement below..

Prince Harry's girlfriend, Meghan Markle’s ex producing series about divorced woman who marries a British Prince

Meghan Markle‘s ex husband Trevor Engelson is set to be a producer on a TV show about a divorced woman who marries into the British Royal family.

The show whose pilot has been greenlit by Fox, according to Deadline, will be centered around a divorced man who has to share the custody of his son with his estranged wife who has married a British prince.

Forbes list Lagos as 3rd Worst City in the World to Drive in because of “Chronically cranky motorists” & 60% Congestion

According to a list released by Forbes showing the top ten best and worst cities for drivers, Lagos State is the third worst city (globally) for you to drive in because of 60% congestion and possibly chronically cranky motorists.

The list is based on an analysis of local congestion levels, average cost of parking and fuel, average roadway speeds, air pollution levels, number of traffic injuries, and road quality.

Kim Kardashian’s Paris robber writes a personal apology letter to her

TMZ reports that the “mastermind” of Kim Kardashian‘s Paris robbery has sent the reality star an apology letter because was so "touched by her tears"

The Paris robbery which left Kim Kardashian very shaken occurred in October 2016, almost a year ago.

Mercy Abang: Pregnant Women in Nigeria Face Detention While in Hospitals

Mrs Audu, 33, gave birth to her first child at the Asokoro General Hospital. She was ecstatic and could not wait to take her newborn home but her joy was short-lived.

We’ve been asked to stay here until we can pay”, looking at her newborn, she said, feigning indifference.

I need Nigerians to help me out”, she said into the voice recorder and looked resigned again. Audu is a low-grade civil servant in the nation’s capital.

Nigeria wins FIBA Africa Club hosting rights

Nigeria will host an international basketball competition for the first time in 10 years after winning the bid for the 2017 FIBA Africa Club Championship Zonal Elimination finals.

The hosting rights of the event which took place in Togo was awarded to the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) by FIBA Africa Zone 3 after it met all the criteria set for prospective hosts, Vanguard reports.

Ayo Fayose officially declares intention to run for President of Nigeria (Watch)

Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose has officially declared his intention to run for president in 2019.

The event, which took place at the Golden Hall, Chelsea Hotel, Abuja, saw Ayo Fayose declare to run under the umbrella of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Ayo Fayose said he has demonstrated uncommon courage that makes him “stand out as capable of leading our country.”

Let this go – Uche Jombo tells Tonto Dikeh

Uche Jombo has waded into the Tonto Dikeh /Azuka Ogujiuba issue, asking her fellow actress to calm down.

She left a comment on Tonto Dikeh’s Instagram post saying:

Michelle Obama slams women who voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election

Former US first lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday slammed women who voted for President Donald Trump in the 2016 election, suggesting they voted against their own interests.

Obama made the statement during Inbound, a sales and marketing conference in Boston.

Nigeria pulls out of 90 international organisations

The Federal Government has announced a decision to withdraw Nigerian from 90 out of the 310 international organisations she’s currently subscribed to.

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun who made the announcement while speaking with reporters after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting explained that the heart of it was to save the country from international embarrassment.

Full text of Ohanaeze President General John Nnia Nwodo's speech at Chatham House, London

As part of the efforts of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, to address the marginalisation of the Igbo in Nigeria, President-General of the group, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, delivered a lecture at the Royal Institute Of International Affairs ( Chatham House), London, on Wednesday, 27th September, 2017.

In his paper titled ” restructuring Nigeria: Decentralization for National Cohesion”  the Ohanaeze boss reiterated his call for the restructuring of Nigeria, saying that it was ripe now more than ever before against the backdrop that the moment, all indicators point to it.

Marilyn Monroe, Lindsay Lohan, Charlize Theron, La Toya Jackson - Stars who posed nude for Playboy

The founder of Playboy Magazine Hugh Hefner died some hours ago at the age of 91.

Hefner launched the pioneering men's magazine, which combined sex and intellectual stimulation, in 1953, and built the company into one of the most recognizable American global brands in history.

In honor of the passing of the original 'baba for the girls', lets look back at the big stars who stripped down for the magazine's glossy pages.

South-East was my stronghold, I didn’t need you to win it - Jonathan blasts Okorocha

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has denied reports that he attempted to bribe Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha ahead of the 2015 Presidential election.

Jonathan was reacting to an allegation that he offered Okorocha “huge sums of money and an influential ministry” to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

In a statement by his spokesman, Ikechukwu Eze, Jonathan said he never had such conversation with Okorocha. He added that he did not need Okorocha to win in the South East.

Gun attack at Olubadan’s palace was targeted at me – Ladoja

Former governor of Oyo State and Osi Olubadan of Ibadan, Rashidi Ladoja has alleged that the gunmen who attacked the palace of the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, on Monday, came to kill him.

The Olubadan and Ladoja have been at war with governor of the state, Abiola Ajimobi for crowning 21 kings in a day. The duo have also sued the governor over his action.

Some hoodlums had launched an attack on the palace on Monday during the installation of family heads, known as mogajis.

Tonto Dike blasts journalist Azuka Ogujiuba for accusing her of lying about her marriage to Olakunle Churchill

Nollywood actress, Tonto Dike has blasted journalist Azuka Ogujiuba for accusing her of lying about her former marriage.

Azuka, who featured on a programme on Linda Ikeji TV had accused the actress of lying that her ex-husband, Olakunle Churchill abused her.

Azuka had earlier done an exclusive interview with Tonto Dikeh when the story dominated news headlines.

Twitter says Trump won’t get expanded tweets for now

Following Twitter’s review of its tweet characters which will ensure a double in tweet words, the social media company has announced that Donald Trump won’t be part of the group testing the expanded character limit for messages.

A Twitter user had said: “Thank u @biz and @jack ( chief executive Jack Dorsey ) for giving Donald Trump two times more space instead of addressing the mess he was already doing with 140 characters.”

In response to the comment, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone said: “He’s not in the test group”.

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner dies at the age of 91

Sex sells and Hugh Hefner found a way to sell it perhaps better than anybody in the 20th century.

The founder of Playboy and the publishing house built up around the pioneering men's magazine, which combined sex and intellectual stimulation, has died. He was 91.

Atiku threatens to sue vanguard over 'fake news'

Former Vice-President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar is very angry over a news report published by Vanguard and he's threatened to sue them for the 'Fake News'.

The news story with the headline, 'IPOB: Loathe or love KANU, he has fought better - Atiku' has been refuted by Atiku's media office as he tweeted, 'This is the most disrespectful act I have seen from a news organization. The news is fake, and my lawyers will be writing to Vanguard'.

Nollywood actor Eric Anderson appointed as Commissioner of Tourism, Culture and Heritage in Cross River State

Nollywood actor, Eric Anderson has been officially sworn in as the Commissioner of Tourism, Culture and Heritage In Cross River State by Governor Ben Ayade. 

Untill his appointment, Eric Anderson was Special Assistant to Cross River Government on Tourism alongside a reputable background in acting, culture and tourism related activities.

Ruggedman comes for baby mamas, says they're shameless and lack morals

Rapper Michael Ugochukwu Stephens, popularly known as Ruggedman, has vowed never to have a baby mama.

In an interview with LIB,  he said that he believes any woman who decides to have a child out of wedlock is shameless and lacking in morals.

"Single motherhood is not our fault, men no longer want to play their role as husbands" - Actress Doris Simeon

Actress Doris Simeon recently had an interview with Thisday where she was asked if single motherhood is now a norm in Nollywood.

According to her, women are not at fault when it comes to being single parents. Saying, it is the men who no longer want to play their roles as husbands.

Kim Kardashian reacts to the pregnancy news floating around her family

Kim Kardashian West has reacted to the pregnancy stories floating around her family.

The 36-year-old reality star posted on Twitter condemning the stories regarding her sisters, Kylie Jenner and Khloe Kardashian being pregnant at the same time.

2018 budget will be submitted in January - Udo Udoma

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma says the ministry is working hard to ensure that the 2018 budget proposal will be sent to the National Assembly in January.

The FG had earlier said it would submit the 2018 budget to NASS by October.

Represented by the Deputy Director, Economic Growth in the ministry, Aso Vakporoye, Udoma spoke in Abuja on Wednesday during the public presentation and capacity building on 2017 agriculture budget.

Unpaid salaries: Kogi workers beg for food, drugs

Civil servants in Kogi state have appealed to Federal Government to intervene in the current hardship the state governor, Yahaya Bello, is subjecting them to as a result of non-payment of salaries.

The workers made the appeal on Wednesday in Lokoja in a statement jointly issued by the state chapters of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Joint Public Service Negotiating Council.

American woman arrested 27 years after dressing as clown to kill woman and marry her husband

Sheila Keen Warren has been arrested by Florida Police for the fatal shooting of the wife of her husband.

In May 1990 – 27 years ago – Sheila allegedly dressed as a clown and shot Marlene Warren in her home, CBS reports.