related August 2018

Trump, Bush, Clinton, Obama, Netanyahu, Theresa May pay tribute to John McCain

Following the passing of War hero and US Senator, John McCain, tributes have continued to pour in from America’s past and present leaders, congressmen and world prime ministers.

The six-term Senator and former presidential candidate died on Saturday at the age of 81 after suffering from a malignant brain tumor, called a glioblastoma, for which he had been treated periodically with radiation and chemotherapy since its discovery in 2017.

Donald Duke discusses his Presidential ambition on “On the Couch with Falz and Laila” (Watch)

Former Cross River governor Donald Duke is the guest on Episode 3 of On the Couch with Falz and Laila.

This season, the hosts – FalzTheBahdGuy and Laila Johnson-Salami sits down with presidential aspirants.

“You can never take away her superpowers” – Nike on Serena Williams’ Catsuit ban

Tennis Star Serena Williams will no longer be allowed to wear her skin-tight black catsuit at the French Open with the introduction of a new dress code to regulate players’ uniform. 

The new rules were made known by French Tennis Federation president Bernard Giudicelli.

US senator John McCain dies at 81

John McCain, a war hero and towering figure in American politics, known for reaching across the aisle in an increasingly divided nation, died Saturday following a battle with brain cancer. He was 81.

According to a statement from his office, McCain died at 4:28 p.m. local time. He had suffered from a malignant brain tumor, called a glioblastoma, for which he had been treated periodically with radiation and chemotherapy since its discovery in 2017.

Femi Otedola hosts Seal and son Henry to dinner after his visit to Afrika Shrine (Photos)

Singer Seal and his his son, Henry were hosted to dinner by Femi Otedola and his daughter DJ Cuppy, yesterday.

Femi Otedola shared the photo below on his Instagram page with the caption: Pleasure having world-renowned singer @Seal and his son Henry over for dinner at our home yesterday evening 🍽 … F.Ote💲

#BBNaija's Ifu Ennada reveals how was almost forced into acting porn at 15

Big Brother Naija housemate Ifu Ennada has revealed how she was almost forced by an elderly man into acting child pornography at the age of 15.

The TV host said poverty almost led her to take the opportunity to act porn but God helped her.

2019: APGA to field Northern presidential candidate, shuns Buhari

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has said it would field a presidential candidate for the 2019 election.

The party, rising from a critical deliberation in Awka, Anambra State, announced the resolve, saying that the party has zoned the presidential candidacy to the north, while the vice presidential candidate would be of South-East extraction.

Nigerian porn star, Savage Trap Queen reveals how much she makes per movie

Nigerian porn star, Savage Trap Queen, has revealed that she earns between N80,000 to N100,000 per movie.

She also stated that she has made three movies this year.

French Open's new dress rules prohibit Serena Williams' skin-tight catsuit

Serena Williams will no longer be allowed to wear her skin-tight black catsuit at the French Open with the introduction of a new dress code to regulate players’ uniform.

French Tennis Federation president, Bernard Giudicelli made this known in an interview in Tennis Magazine’s 500th edition, according to ESPN.

American doctor in court for 'putting his mouth on patient’s breast during screening'

An American doctor is facing time in jail after he was dragged to court for allegedly putting his mouth on a patient’s breast during a cancer-screening examination.

The New York primary care doctor, Mark Jackson, 58, is being charged with two counts of sex abuse and one count of forcible touching.

Watch official trailer for Genevieve Nnaji’s “Lionheart” starring Pete Edochie, Nkem Owoh, Onyeka Onwenu

The official trailer for Genevieve Nnaji‘s highly anticipated movie “Lionheart” is finally here.

Lionheart stars Nkem Owoh, Pete Edochie, Onyeka Onwenu, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Kalu Ikeagwu, Peter “Mr P” Okoye and more, and this would be Genevieve’s directorial debut.

BIB Movie Feature: Watch Emeka Enyiocha, Kalu Ikeagwu, Mercy Mac Joe in ‘Lies In Marriage’

Bishop Ikedi Blog is bringing a new segment for our teaming readers and to promote the Nigerian Movie Industry.

This new segment titled BIB Movie Feature will bring to you an interesting movie and all you need is to sit down and enjoy.

Argentine Policewoman promoted after she breastfed a neglected baby

An Argentine police officer has been promoted after a photo of her breast-feeding a neglected baby at a hospital while in uniform went viral.

Celeste Ayala was among a team of officers who had taken six siblings into state custody on August 14th because of unfavourable conditions at home.

Biafra: Detained Imo women released with all charges struck out

The over 100 women who were arrested and detained for protesting the whereabouts of Nnamdi Kanu has been released, according to activists who helped secure their freedom.

The women had on August 17th, taken to the streets of Owerri to ask the whereabouts of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, and according to reports, had barricaded roads before police officers arrested them.

Ghanaian singer Samini appeals to government for Licence to grow Marijuana

Ghanaian singer Samini is making headlines after requested that the his country's government grant him licence to grow his own marijuana in the country.

The Dancehall star, who has become very vocal about his protest against the criminalizing of marijuana in the country also asked that the government installs proper mechanisms for marijuana to be commercialized.

Funke Akindele celebrates birthday with beautiful new photos

Funke Akindele-Bello added a year today and to celebrate, the actress shared some gorgeous new photos on Instagram.

The Jenifa Diaries star celebrated her second wedding anniversary with hubby, JJC Skillz yesterday, 23rd August.

George Weah honours Arsene Wenger and Claude LeRoy (Photos)

Liberian President George Weah gave his country’s top honour to Arsene Wenger and Claude LeRoy, the two French coaches who gave his football career an early boost, on Friday.

Wenger was awarded the title of ‘Knight Grand Commander of the Humane Order of African Redemption’ - the highest honour in Liberia and was also inducted into the country’s Order of Distinction by the Liberian President.

“They can’t write my history without you” – Tiwa Savage tells TeeBillz after his congratulatory message to her

Tiwa Savage and TeeBillz are making their fans more excited as the pair have reignited their friendship strong.

Ahead of the sold-out 'Savage Tour' concert in London tonight, TeeBillz took to Instagram to throw in a few words of support to Tiwa Savage.

NAFDAC permits doughnut shop, Krispy Kreme to reopen & continue business

The National Agency for Food, Drug, Administration and Control (NAFDAC), “has permitted Krispy Kreme (Doughnuts) to reopen and continue its business,” a statement by the Consumers Protection Council (CPC) has said.

Krispy Kreme’s Victoria Island, Lagos branch was shut down on August 8th following a quality inspection exercise conducted by NAFDAC and CPC.

Excel International Fashion Week New York makes an inaugural splash in Manhattan

Excel International Fashion Week New York will make an inaugural splash in Manhattan with a display of charitable and cultural values.

Excel International Fashion Week New York (EIFWNY) is a series of luxurious and charitable events that will be held in Manhattan, New York during kickoff of New York Fashion Week from August 31st, 2018 to September 3rd, 2018.

Buhari congratulates Orji Kalu on his turbaning as the "Danbaiwan-Hausa" of Daura (Photos)

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the former governor of Abia state Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu on his turbaning title as the ‘’Danbaiwan-Hausa’’ of Daura on Wednesday in Daura, Katsina state.

The Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Faruq, conferred the traditional title  on the former governor on on Wednesday in his palace in recognition of his efforts toward the development of Abia and Nigeria at large.

Ken Nnamani meets Osinbajo, advises politicians to seek other means of livelihood aside politics

Former President of the Senate, Ken Nnamani, has cautioned politicians in the country against desperation for position and relevance.

Nnamani spoke to State House Correspondents after leading a delegation from Integra Capita Limited, to a meeting with the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday in Abuja.

Ugwuanyi inaugurates South East Governors' Committee on Health

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Thursday inaugurated the recently constituted “South East Govs Forum-Consultative Committee on Health (SEGF-CCH)”.

The committee is saddled with the responsibilities of facilitating, among others, the productive and effective coordination of all health-related programmes in the zone for the wellbeing of the people.

Davido reacts to reports of Duncan Mighty battering his wife

Nigerian superstar singer, David Adeleke, has reacted to viral report that Port Harcort-based artiste, Duncan Mighty battered his wife.

The report of Duncan Mighty battering his wife went viral on social media yesterday.

Ras Kimono's daughter, Majek Fashek, Oritz Wiliki perform at Reggae legend's tribute night in Lagos (Photos, Videos)

The final burial rites of the late Reggae legend, Ras Kimono, commenced on Wednesday with a tribute night held at the COSON house, Ikeja Lagos.

A sleek red carpet was on display at the tribute night, which turned out to be a concert of some sorts.

Middle Belt Forum blows hot, warns Buhari over Miyetti Allah's threat to Saraki

The Middle Belt Forum (MBF) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to call Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) to order.

MBF said this in reaction to threat to Senate President, Bukola Saraki by an official of association.

Seven armed robbers sentenced to death by hanging in Ondo

Seven gunmen have been sentenced to death by an Ondo state High Court on Thursday sitting in Akure, the state’s capital.

The convicted armed robbers, who are to die by hanging, were said to be involved in the killing of an American-based businessman, Banji Adafin, who had return to Nigeria for vacation.

Biafra: Intersociety releases names of women arrested in Imo

The International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety), has asked the Nigerian and Imo State Governments to discontinue, withdraw and discharge all the 10-count charges of treasonable felony, conspiracy to commit treasonable felony and terrorism levelled against over 100 women arrested during a pro Biafra protest.

Intersociety, in a statement signed by Board Chairman Emeka Umeagbalasi and Head, Civil Liberties and Rule of Law Programme, Obianuju Joy Igboeli, Esq, accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration of pushing Igbos to the wall.

#Trending Twitter story: Man gets his wife’s womb removed after five children without her consent

A story is trending on Twitter of a man who allegedly connived with a doctor to remove his wife’s womb because she’s given birth to five children already.

The story was shared by @DrOlufunmilayo, who said he got it from his friend at whose house the people involved are.

Ben Affleck checks into rehab after alcohol addiction relapse

Ben Affleck has checked back into rehab after a major relapse.

According to TMZ, the Batman star arrived a live-in rehabilitation center after estranged-wife Jennifer Garner staged an intervention at his L.A residence on Wednesday evening.

Ghana’s former President John Mahama declares intention to run again in 2020

Ghana’s former president John Mahama has announced his intention to run for the country’s next election in 2020.

Mahama was defeated in 2016 by current president Nana Akufo-Addo.

Funke Akindele & JJC Skillz celebrate 2nd wedding anniversary with loved-up photos

Funke Akindele-Bello and hubby, JJC Skillz are celebrating their second wedding anniversary today.

To mark the special day, the actress and producer took to their social media platforms to share some loved-up photos and loving words to each other.

Beyoncé & JAY-Z honoured with Key to the City of Columbia

Beyoncé and JAY-Z has been presented the Key to the city of Columbia for their humanitarian and cultural contribution to the city.

The presentation was done by the Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin following the power couple's  thrilling OTR II performance at Williams- Brice stadium.

Atiku fires shots at Buhari over medical tourism

Former Vice President and Presidential aspirant Atiku Abubakar has fired shots at President Muhammadu Buhari over his regular trips to London for medical purposes.

Quoting a report where Buhari was said to have taken up the medical bill of a physically challenged corps member serving in Buhari’s hometown Daura, Katsina state, Atiku said if Buhari had invested the money he spends for his medical trips in the country’s healthcare system, he wouldn’t need to pay the bills.

Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lionheart’ starring Pete Edochie, Nkem Owoh & Onyeka Onwenu to Premiere at #TIFF2018

Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji’s directorial debut film ‘Lionheart’ which was shot last year, is set to have its world premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.

The movie follows Genevieve who plays Adaeze, a level-headed executive in her father’s bus company, Lionheart Transport. Time and again, Adaeze has proven her keen ability to make a profit and to manage the most heated situations. But when her father falls ill, both her and her rival are passed over in favour of Adaeze’s less-than-suave uncle, Godswill.

Sexual Abuse Scandal: Catholic Priest attacked in Indiana by man yelling “this is for all the kids”

A Catholic priest, Rev. Basil Hutsko, was hospitalized after he was beaten on Monday morning as he finished celebrating liturgy at St. Michael’s Byzantine Church in Merrilville, Indiana.

According to WGN, authorities are investigating the attack as a hate crime.

George Clooney tops Forbes Highest-Paid Actors List for 2018 with $239m

Forbes has released its list of highest paid actors for 2018, and this year, George Clooney sits on top, making $239 million between June 1, 2017 and June 1, 2018.

According to Forbes, Clooney’s claimed the number one spot, thanks to the up to $1 billion purchase of his Casamigos Tequila.

David Beckham to receive UEFA President’s Award

Former England captain David Beckham is set to be presented with the 2018 UEFA Presidents Award in recognition of his remarkable career and humanitarian efforts.

According to UEFA, the award highlights Beckham’s outstanding achievements, professional excellence, and exemplary personal qualities.

Lamar Odom reveals he had 12 strokes and six heart attacks when while in a coma

NBA Star Lamar Odom opens up about his 2015 coma in the newest episode of the second season of Kevin Hart’s Cold As Balls show.

On the show, Lamar talked about his struggle with anxiety, surviving strokes and heart attacks and finally finding his happy place. 

South Africa hits back at Trump over land 'seizure' tweet

South Africans erecting a shack during illegal land occupations a township near Cape Town. Land reform is a highly divisive issue in South Africa, where white residents own 72 percent of the land.
South Africa accused United States President Donald Trump of sowing division Thursday after he tweeted that the State Department would probe "land and farm seizures... and the large scale killing of farmers".

Abia State At 27: All you need to know about the first “Abia Creative Economy and Tourism Development Summit” in Lagos


Abia State is blessed with abundant human resources and boasts of a large numbers of players in the Nigeria’s creative industry.

It is against this backdrop that the creative minds from the "God's Own State" is set to hold the first edition of “Abia Creative Economy and Tourism Development Summit” in Lagos state.

Abia Creators hold first “Abia Creative Economy and Tourism Development Summit” in Lagos


Abia State boasts of a large numbers of players in Nigeria’s creative industry.

It is against this backdrop that a group of notable personalities has come up with idea to hold the first edition of “Abia Creative Economy and Tourism Development Summit”, an event that was hatched as part of activities marking the state’s 27th Anniversary.

PDP will win presidential election in 2019 – Saraki

Senate President, Bukola Saraki on Wednesday boasted that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will win the 2019 presidential election.

Saraki said this in Ilorin at a meeting with PDP members, who came from the 16 local government areas of the state, NAN reports.

Lai Mohammed begs churches to preach good about Buhari

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has appealed to churches and other religious organisations to use their platforms to propagate the achievements of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

The Minister made the appeal at his country home, Oro, near Ilorin, Kwara, when he paid a Sallah visit to the Parish Priest of St Andrews Catholic Church, Rev. Fr. Joseph Awoyale.

Drake surprises fan waiting for Heart Transplant at Children's Hospital

Drake surprised an 11-year old fan Sofia Sanchez who posted a video of herself doing the #InMyFeelings challenge while requesting for the singer to cheer her up on her birthday.

Author of "Children of Blood and Bone" Tomi Adeyemi reveals why her parents didn’t teach her & siblings Yoruba

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Bestselling author Tomi Adeyemi in a recent chat with BBC What’s New? talked about growing up in a Nigerian home while living in the U.S.

The 25-Year-old writer of Children of Blood and Bone shared why her parents did not teach her and her siblings their native language – Yoruba.

Woman loses internship offer at NASA at NASA after Vulgar Tweets to National Space Council member

What you post on social media can make or mar you!

A woman has lost her employment offer after unknowingly insulting one of her employers with vulgar words on Twitter.

The woman who goes by the name Naomi, on Twitter, lost her internship position at NASA following comments she made to NASA engineering legend and member of the National Space Council, Homer Hickam.

Management Company says “Beast of No Nation” actor Strika’s money is safe in a Trust Fund

Talent Management Company MK Content has responded to the trending story on Beast of No Nation’s Strika (real name Emmanuel Quaye).

Emmanuel was in the news this week after a journalist shared photos of him “begging for money on the road”. 

Cristiano Ronaldo speaks on son becoming great footballer, Juventus winning Champions League by all means

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Portuguese football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that his eight-year-old son, Cristiano Jr, is becoming a promising great footballer.

Ronaldo disclosed this in an interview with DAZN, after he was announced as global brand ambassador for the streaming broadcaster.

SARS deviated from founding principles – Ex-IGP, Mike Okiro

Former Inspector General of Police, Mike Okiro has said the directive of the presidency for the overhauling of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) was timely because the police unit had deviated from its founding principle.

Okiro, while receiving an award of ‘Peace-Loving Global Citizen’ on Tuesday from the Universal Peace Federation (Nigeria) and Nigerian Women of Integrity in Abuja, said SARS operatives deviated from the reasons the unit was founded to getting involved in mundane cases.