related November 2017

Ikoyi Cash: Union Bank lays claim to Osborne Towers apartments

Union Bank of Nigeria Plc has challenged the permanent forfeiture of a property known as Flat 7b No 16, Osborne Road Ikoyi, Lagos to the Federal Government.

The property was the same one linked to the dismissed Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayo Oke where the EFCC recovered the sums of $43,449,947.00, €27,800 and N23,218,000.00 on the 12th of April, 2017.

Peter Okoye, Ubi Franklin, Bovi, Ini Dima Okojie at The Future Awards Africa Nominees Reception (Photos)

The Ford Foundation hosted nominees of The Future Awards Africa to a reception today, Thursday 30th of November, 2017.

Anchored by Gbenga Aborowa, the nominees’ reception is one of the activities leading up to the 2017 edition of the Awards set for Saturday, 9 December, 2017 at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos.

Stephanie Okereke-Linus at the 8th Global Entrepreneurship Global Summit in India #GES2017 (Photos)

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Nollywood actress and filmmaker Stephanie Okereke-Linus attended the 8th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in India where she was on a panel alongside Aditi Rao Hydari, Dr Subhash Chandra and Ronnie Screwvala.

The media and entertainment panelists spoke about the “Future of Cinema”, and the actress shared a few photos on her Instagram page.

Actress Shan George pose with NYPD officer who says Nigeria Police Force is "one of the best in the world"

A New York Police Department (NYDP) officer has described the Nigeria Police Force as one of the best in the world.

According to Nollywood actress, Shan George, the officer said that Nigerian police officers works so effectively though they are less equipped and underpaid.

#BBNaija to hold auditions for 3rd edition from 9 to 10th Dec. 2017 for intended housemates (See details)

The Big Brother Naija is back with its third edition.

The reality show made the announcement in its official Twitter account on Thursday.

"Can we get a collab?" MOBO Awards asks superstars Davido & Cardi B

Davido took to twitter to share a backstage photo of himself posing with Cardi B at the MOBO awards in UK and described himself as her fan,

Cardi B then replied, describing his music as amazing and congratulated him on winning the best African act award.

Boko Haram attacks Adamawa, kills two

Chairman, Madagali local government area of Adamawa, Yusuf Muhammed has said two persons were killed and many injured in Wanu village by Boko Haram insurgents.

Mohammed, on Thursday in Yola said the attackers invaded the village Wednesday night.

Beyonce hosts private party for Jay-Z ahead of his birthday on Saturday

Ahead of Jay-Z' 48th birthday on Saturday, his wife Beyonce have started celebrating him. On Monday, she hosted a private party for him which was attended by only 150 guests.

According to Page Six, Jay-Z’s birthday celebrations started early Monday night with an intimate dance party at the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge.

Over 40% of UNIZIK staff watch pornography at work – Vice Chancellor

Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku on Thursday said over 40 percent of the staff of the university watch pornographic videos and other illicit films at work.

According to the VC, he was able to monitor the development in offices on campus from his own network.

Newly engaged Meghan Markle is the picture perfect as she poses on the cover of ELLE France (Photos)

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Meghan Markle, who recently got engaged to Prince Harry, is the cover star for ELLE France.

The actress is picture perfect as she poses in a denim shirt and billowing midi skirt.

Charly Boy's group, other CSOs protest slave auctions at Libyan embassy (Photos)

 Charly Boy with other Civil Society Organisations on Thursday stormed the Libyan embassy in Abuja to protest the reported slave trade of Africans in Libya.

CNN had reported that Africans, most especially Nigerians are being auctioned in Libya for as low as $400.

Ben Murray Bruce hail Wizkid on #MOBOAwards “Best International Act” Win

Last night was a big night for Nigeria’s superstar singer Wizkid as he won the “Best International Act” category at the 2017 MOBO Awards.

Wizkid beat the likes of Drake, SZA, Cardi B, JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar among others, to take home the award.

Theresa May criticizes Trump for retweeting British far-right group's posts, Trump hits back

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said Donald Trump was "wrong" to retweet posts from a British far-right group.

But she stressed the "special relationship" between Britain and the US was "in both our nations' interests" and should continue.

#MainaGate: Adeosun, Oyo-Ita appear before house of reps ad hoc committee probing Maina’s reinstatement

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun and Head of Service, Winifred Oyo-Ita, on Thursday appeared before members of House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee investigating the reinstatement and promotion of former Chairman, Pension Reform Task Force, Abdulrasheed Maina.

The alleged reinstatement of Maina into the Civil Service had led to controversies in President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

Don Moen, Donnie McClurkin, Travis Greene are heading to Lagos for Gospel Concert “The Experience”

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Some of the gospel artists ready to showcase their God-given talents, come December 1st, at the 12th edition of The Experience are on their way down to Nigeria.

Donnie McClurkin, Don Moen, Travis Greene alongside Olympic medalist Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor were spotted at the airport in departure.

Meet the 37 semi-finalists for the 60th edition of #MissNigeria2017

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The organizers of the Miss Nigeria pageant has released photos and details of semi-finalists for the 60th anniversary edition of the pageant.

They were announced during an Instagram Live session that saw the out-going Miss Nigeria, Chioma Obiadi, calling each successful contestant.

"Thank you for raising Nigeria's flag high for the positive" Jonathan congratulates Wizkid on winning "Best International Act" at the #MOBOAwards 201-

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated singer Wizkid for doing Nigeria proud at the 2017 MOBO awards held in Leeds, United Kingdom on Wednesday night.

Alibaba reacts to FG's plan to sell TBS, National Arts Theatre to fund budget

The Federal Government revealed few days ago that it has concluded plans to sell the Tafawa Balewa Square, the National Arts Theatre and some selected power plants under the National Integrated Power Projects NIPP, to generate sufficient revenue to finance the 2018 to 2020 budgets.

Zonal Police spokesperson, Dolapo Badmus shares pre-wedding photo, set to wed on Dec 1st

The spokesperson for the Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, SP Dolapo Badmus, has released her pre-wedding photo.

She revealed that her wedding is on Friday, December 1st.

Jay-Z finally admits he cheated on Beyonce while revealing therapy kept them from divorce

Jay-Z dropped hints on 4:44 that he had cheated on his wife Beyonce. But the music mogul has never come out and said outright that he stepped out on her.

That changed on Wednesday when the hip hop legend, 47, sat down with Dean Baquet from  The New York Times Style Magazine for a very revealing chat.

Lady Gaga flaunts pert derriere in tiny gold and white thong bikini while in Miami beach (Photos)

Lady Gaga flaunted her pert derriere and her flat midriff in a gold bikini while in Miami beach.

The artist wore a barely there chain link gold bikini top, which did little to hide her cleavage.

Lady Gaga paired the risque piece with white thong bikini bottoms, revealing most of her backside as well as the intricate chain accent swimwear.

United States donates tactical equipment and vehicles to NDLEA

The United States government has donated seven vehicles and a variety of technical equipment to the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), as part of its continued support for the counter-narcotics agency. 

U.S. Consul General John Bray, who made the donation today at a brief ceremony in Lagos, emphasised the importance of law enforcement cooperation between the U.S. and Nigeria in the fight against drug trafficking and abuse in the country. 

Actor Kunle Remi reacts to reports claiming he was once Adesua Etomi's boyfriend

Nollywood actor Kunle Remi has reacted to the reports claiming he was once Adesua Etomi's boyfriend.

Kunle took to his Instagram page this morning to shut down the rumors.

Since Banky W and Adesua announced their engagement and also began their wedding proceedings, social media has been agog with reports that Kunle was once Adesua's boyfriend. Some of the reports claimed he lost out on her to Banky.

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Oluremi Adeniji dies at 83

Former Minister of Foreign affairs, Ambassador Oluyemi Adeniji, has died. He died in London at the weekend at the age of 83.

Announcing his death, the National President of the Association of Retired Career Ambassadors of Nigeria(ARCAN) Amb. Dapo Fafowora, in a statement released yesterday, said the former diplomat, died on Sunday, November 26th.

Six Italian Policemen arrested for taking bribes from migrants

Six Italian police officers who issued residency permits to migrants in return for bribes of several thousand Euros have been arrested.

According to the ANSA news agency, Four of the officers were jailed, two were placed under house arrest, and two “intermediaries” were also arrested.

Watch Davido, Cardi B, Stormzy perform at the #MOBOAwards 2017

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The 2017 MOBO Awards went down last night and it was indeed a night of spectacular performances as Nigerian superstar Davido took the stage to entertain the audience with a performance of his hit songs.

Other top acts who performed include Cardi B, Krept & Konan, Stormzy, who won three awards, and a host of others.

House of Reps oppose Buratai’s new language policy in the Nigerian Army

The House of Representatives on Wednesday disapproved the new local language policy proposed by the Nigerian Army.

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai had ordered all army personnel to be eloquent in the three major languages – Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba by December 2018.

The House urged Buratai to stop the implementation of the policy.

About 10,000 people from Edo have been trafficked in one year - Gov. Obaseki


The Governor of Edo, Godwin Obaseki, on Wednesday, said about 10,000 residents of the state were trafficked in the last one year.

Obaseki made this known while presenting the state’s 2018 Appropriation Bill of N146.6 billion to the House of Assembly.

Wizkid, Davido win big at MOBO awards 2017 (full list of winners)

Nigerian artistes, Wizkid and Davido both won big at MOBO Awards 2017 which held in Leeds at the First Direct Arena.

Wizkid beat Jay-Z, Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar and others to clinch the best international artist award.

While Davido beat Wizkid, Maleek Berry, Mr Eazi and others to clinch the Best African Act award

Libya Slave Trade: “It is a slap on the face of all of us” – Senate

The Senate on Wednesday urged the Federal Government to summon the Libyan ambassador to Nigeria over the slave auctions of Nigerians in Libya.

The upper chamber also condemned the act exhibited by the Libyans selling fellow Africans as slaves, describing it as depraved and animalistic.

This was sequel to a motion on “Urgent need to Protect Nigerian Citizens from the Libya Slavery Auctions“, sponsored by Baba Garbai (APC-Borno) during the plenary.

Beyonce's pregnancy photo, Ronaldo's baby news photo, Selena Gomez's kidney transplant photo top Instagram Most Liked Post for 2017 (See Full List)

The list of most liked posts on Instagram for 2017 has been released.

On top of the list was Beyonce's post where she was announcing she was pregnant with twins, which received over 11 million likes.

Photos from Buhari's participation at the Opening Ceremony of the 5th AU-EU Summit in Abidjan

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On Wednesday, President Buhari participated at the Opening Ceremony of the 5th AU-EU Summit in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

APC leader, Bola Tinubu, who is among those that accompanied Buhari to the summit is so far missing from the photos released by the Presidency.

Jay-Z discusses Race, Therapy & his Mom being Gay as he covers The New York Times Style Magazine

Rapper Jay-Z covered the most recent issue of The New York Times Style Magazine, and sat with its executive editor Dean Baquet to discuss race, therapy, having a family, and his mother’s sexuality.

On race, Jay-Z discussed his song “The Story if O.J.,” which has as its subject the fallen sportsman O.J. Simpson.

War Criminal drinks poison and dies in UN Courtroom in protest of his sentence (Watch)

Slobodan Praljak, a Brosnian Croat war criminal has died after drinking poison in the United Nations courtroom, Guardian reports.

The 72-year-old drank a phial of poison at a UN tribunal in The Hague just seconds after his 20-year sentence was upheld, shouting, “Praljak is not a criminal. I reject your verdict.”

He notified the judge and the courtroom of what he had done after raising the small bottle to his lips, saying “I just drank poison.”

Tyra Banks displays her curves as she transforms into a fierce tigress for PAPER magazine (Photos)

Tyra Banks looked sexy and strong as she transformed into a smoldering tiger for a sizzling new shoot with PAPER magazine's Break The Internet Issue, released on Tuesday.

The model turned TV presenter, 43, looked almost unrecognizable as she slipped into an ultra-sheer leotard, while painting her face and body with wildcat stripes.

Kim Kardashian copycats Beyonce with n*de glitter photo shoot

Kim Kardashian looked like a glitter goddess when she posed nude to plug her new Ultralight Beams highlighters and glosses for KKW Beauty, which go on sale Friday.

The reality TV star's Instagram followers heralded her as an artist for pulling off such a visual treat.

But it now looks as if Kim was inspired by Beyonce's shoot.

Cardi B puts on an eye-popping display as she steps out in London ahead of MOBO performance (Photos)

She is set to perform at the MOBO Awards in Leeds' First Direct Arena on Wednesday night.

And Cardi B flaunted her ample assets in a revealing bra and fancy blazer as she hung out at London's Tape club in Mayfair on Tuesday evening.

Mel B and Stephen Belafonte settle their lengthy divorce battle for '£6.5million'

Mel B and Stephen Belafonte have reportedly settled their lengthy divorce battle acrimoniously for '£6.5million'.

According to The Sun, the former Spice Girl, 42, is set to pay her film producer ex, 42, a total of '£3million over three years' and will give Belafonte a sum of '£3.5million from the sale of the home they shared together'.

A source had told the paper: 'Mel is giving him a lot less than people think.

ASUP suspends nationwide strike after 15 days

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has suspended its nationwide strike, which it commenced on November 13.

National President of ASUP, Usman Duste announced this on Wednesday during the union’s 14th national delegates conference holding in Bauchi state.

DG Securities and Exchange Commission, two others suspended

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun has suspended the Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mounir Gwarzo.

Adeosun said Gwarzo was suspended over an allegation of financial impropriety levelled against him.

The Head of Media Division, Abdulsalam Naif, and Head of Legal Department Anastasia Braimoh were also suspended.

Skiibii parts ways with Five Star Music after 3 years

Five Star Music act, Skiibii has parted ways with the E-Money led record label after 3-years.

The rising pop star was unveiled in 2014 when he put pen to paper with the record label and received a brand new 2014 Hyudai SUV as part of his sign-on perks.

Nigerian Lady and her massive boobs causes commotion on social media (Photos)

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A Nigerian Lady and her massive boobs has been causing commotion on social media after her photos were shared online.

The lady known as Laberry on Instagram has been sharing photos but nearly brought the down the internet after photos of her gigantic boobs hit the net.

Banky W & Adesua Etomi share photos and videos from their honeymoon in South Africa

Banky W and Adesua Etomi-Wellington seems not to be bothered about the 'accidental licking of her naked photo' as they enjoy their honeymoon in South Africa.

The newest couple in Nollywood have been sharing photos and videos from their SA Experience.

More photos below..

#Grammys 2018: Is there going to a #GrammysSoBlack controversy on social media as no white men is nominated for album of the year

Just like the #OscarsSoWhite controversy last year, the year Grammy Awards may be attracting a #GrammysSoBlack controversy on social media.

Fans and celebrities alike took to Twitter to protest the fact that out of the 20 actors and actresses nominated in the lead and supporting categories for 2015 and 2016 for Oscar award, none were non-white. 

Ikoyi Whistleblower: More than one person claiming the money - Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says the federal government has not been able to pay the five percent commission of the N13 billion recovered from an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos in April because too many 'whsitleblowers' are now laying claim to being the source of information for the recovery of the money.

Meghan Markle to be baptized into the Church of England before her wedding to Prince Harry

Meghan Markle will be baptised into the Church of England to please the Queen, despite her Catholic schooling and 'Jewish first wedding'.

Ms Markle, from Los Angeles, will be both baptised and confirmed as she prepares for her church wedding with Prince Harry, in May.

The bride-to-be is Christian, a member of the Protestant faith who went to a Catholic high school.

FG declares Friday public holiday for Eid-Maulud celebration

The Federal Government has declared Friday as a public holiday to mark the Eid-El-Maulud celebration.

Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau made the declaration on Wednesday in a statement by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Abubakar Magaji.

“Nigeria, as currently constituted, is certainly not working well” – Ekweremadu

The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, on Tuesday, said Nigeria’s unity is being threatened by religious, sectional and ethnic diversities.

He said this at the 2017 Annual Conference and Induction Ceremony of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC) tagged, “Myth and Reality of Agitations: The Place of Consensus Building”, in Abuja, where he said that division is not only becoming wider by the day, “but gradually destroying the future of the country.”

Buhari 'reveals' he went to Abidjan with govs Udom Emmanuel and Mohammed Abubakar because of 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari has hinted that he might be seeking re-election in 2019.

This hint came in a statement in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire where he is attending the 5th European Union-African Union (EU-AU) Summit.

He was accompanied on the trip by the national leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu, and governors Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom and Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi, among others.

Nadia Buari shares cute photos with one of her twin daughters

Ghanaian actress Nadia Buari has shared cute photo with one of her twin daughters.