related April 2019

Photos, films screened and winners from the 2019 Eko International Film Festival

 
The 9th edition of the Eko International Film Festival held during the week from April 22nd to 25th at Silverbird Cinemas, Victoria Island, Lagos.

As usual, lots of world class films from around the world were screened during the 4-day event and winners were announced at the closing day.

People now buy anti-bullet charms for protection in the North – Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani, has blamed northern political leaders for the worsening situation and calamity befalling the region.

The Kaduna senator lamented that as a result of their lukewarm attitude towards addressing the issues bedevilled the area, social vices have become the order of day.

Nnamdi Kanu releases 'proofs Buhari is not Nigerian'

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has come up with a fresh claim about the true nationality of President Muhmmadu Buhari.

Kanu, in his broadcast from the United Kingdom at the weekend, said that neither “dead” Muhammadu Buhari, nor “his replacement” Jibril al Sudani, is qualified to contest for Nigeria’s presidential election.

Most men who post pictures of their wives, kids are cheats - Ifu Ennada

Reality TV star and actress, Ifu Ennada, says most men who flaunt pictures of their wives and kids on social media are usually the ones who cheats the most.

The Big Brother Naija 2018 housemate made this claim on her Instastory. She insisted that based on her personal experiences, a man who cheats will most likely post his family pictures on social media.

Speakership: Abia lawmaker Nkeiruka Onyejeocha asks Gbajabiamila to step down for her

Member of the house of representatives, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, has urged Femi Gbajabiamila, majority leader of the house, to step down for her in the race for speakership.

The Abia lawmaker appealed to Gbajabiamila to “make due sacrifice” by giving up on his ambition to become speaker “for Nigeria to move forward.”

Buhari hosts Emir of Qatar at Aso Rock (Photos)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday hosted visiting Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-thani, at the State House, Abuja

Speaking during his meeting with the Emir of Qatar, Buhari urged the country to invest in the Petroleum, Power, Aviation, railway and other sectors of Nigeria.

Teairra Mari has arrest warrant as she skips court in case with 50 Cent

Reality TV star Teairra Marí has encountered another legal setback involving her failed revenge porn lawsuit against rapper 50 Cent, 43.

A judge issued a bench warrant Monday for the Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood star after she failed to appear in court for a hearing in Los Angeles regarding her requirement to pay $30,000 of 50 Cent's attorney's fees, according to The Blast.

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle could move to an African country after birth of their royal baby


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may be moving to an African country after their first child is born, The Sunday Times is reporting.

The report said the royal couple could move abroad for two or three years to carry out work on behalf of the Commonwealth and charity work.

Nigerian brothers involved in Jussie Smollett case sue his lawyers for defamation as their acting career take a hit

The Nigerian brothers who say Jussie Smollett paid them to beat him up have sued the Empire star's lawyers for defamation.

Abel and Ola Osundairo have filed a lawsuit against Smollett's attorneys Mark Geragos and Tina Glandian who they say maliciously painted them as liars in the public during Smollett's high profile criminal case.

Major roads to be closed as Buhari visits Lagos on Wednesday (See affected routes)

President Muhammadu Buhari will be on an official visit to Lagos State on Wednesday.

He is expected to commission some projects completed by the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode administration.

Tinubu pursuing a fascist agenda - Dogara

Speaker of the house of representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has accused a national leader of APC,  Bola Tinubu, of pursuing a fascist agenda.

Reacting to Tinubu’s allegation that he and Senate President Bukola Saraki frustrated the government of President Muhammadu Buhari by padding budgets, Dogara said the APC leader cannot substantiate his claim.

Ini Edo's birthday party was a girls night out with Chika Ike, Mercy Aigbe, Toke Makinwa

Movie star Ini Edo hosted her close friends and colleagues to a fun night out during Easter Weekend to celebrate her birthday.

The party was a girls night out attended by Chika Ike, Mercy Aigbe, Toke Makinwa, Shaffy Bello, Linda Osifo, and many more.

#BBNaija's Bambam's stunning birthday shoot & Teddy A's sweet message to her

Reality TV star Bamike "Bambam" Olawunmi made a fashion statement in all-black ensemble as she marks her 30th birthday today.

Jordyn Woods is excited to celebrate Easter in Nigeria with her mom (Photos)


Jordyn Woods celebrated Easter with her mom Elizabeth in Lagos, Nigeria in her first visit to Africa.

The American reality TV star attended the Homecoming Festival on Sunday, April 21 and also took part in a panel where she discussed bullying.

Nicolas Cage filed for annulment of his marriage with Erika Koike just four days after wedding - now she demands spousal support from him

In March, Nicolas Cage filed for annulment of his marriage with Erika Koike just four days after the couple tied the knot in an alcohol fueled Las Vegas wedding.

The ongoing split between actor and makeup artist is heating up as she is now demanding spousal support.

Adele reportedly keen to date an American man following split from husband

Adele announced her split from husband Simon Konecki after eight years together on Friday and now the singer is  reportedly keen to date an American man.

The music superstar is said to be 'excited' at the prospect of new romance and wants friends to help her find a match, The Sun reports.

Game Of Thrones fans brand Arya Stark's sex scene 'weird' and 'uncomfortable'

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Since the show started, Game Of Thrones fans have known Arya Stark - played by Maisie Williams - to be that little girl with no emotions, but only kills those who stands in her way or hurts her family.

She has never showed any romantic intention towards any man on the show. No surprising lots of fans are shocked to see the other side of her in the second episode of the season finale of the HBO hit series.

Omoni Oboli's husband's sweet birthday to her and her stunning photo shoot

Nollywood star, Omoni Oboli is a year older today and the star got the best birthday wish from one but her husband, Nnamdi Oboli.

Faye Mooney: Killing of Briton in Kaduna shows the North is no longer safe - Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani says the killing of Faye Mooney a British tourist killed in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna, shows the North is no longer safe.

Mooney, an official of humanitarian agency, Mercy Corps Nigeria, was one of two persons shot dead at Kajuru castle on Friday.

Election Petition: We transmitted result to INEC server, Presiding Officers tells tribunal

Some Presiding Officers (POs) have told the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja that they transmitted the results of the February 23 Presidential election in their various units and wards to the official server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, had claimed that results from INEC server showed that he defeated incumbent President, Muhammadu Buhari of the APC.

Danish billionaire lost three of four children in Sri Lanka bombings

Denmark’s richest man Anders Holch Povlsen, says three of his four children were killed in the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka.

A series of blasts, most thought to be the work of suicide bombers, was targeted at churches and five star hotels in eight different locations.

Comedian defeats incumbent President in Ukraine election

41-year-old comedian, Volodymyr Zelensky, has won the Ukrainian presidential election by a landslide.

Zelensky, who has no political experience, defeated incumbent President Petro Poroshenko in a run-off election.

Many actors in Nollywood live from hand to mouth - Bimbo Akintola

Nollywood star Bimbo Akintola says many of her colleagues are living from hand to mouth despite the glitz and glamour of being in the entertainment industry.

The actress said entertainers will not be able to live a robust life if the industry remains unregulated and actors do not get royalties.

Read Atiku's full submission to election tribunal about his Nigerian origin


Former vice president Atiku Abubakar has dismissed claims that he is not a Nigerian by birth.

In his submission at the presidential election tribunal, Atiku detailed “how he is a Nigerian by birth”, saying he has a right to contest the presidential election.

Easter Blessing: Jim Iyke welcomes second child, a boy


Nollywood star James Ikechukwu, popularly known as Jim Iyke, has welcomed a second child, a baby boy.

The actor shared the good news and photos of him and the newborn on Instagram.

Over 200 killed in a coordinated attacks on Churches, Hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday

Over 200 people were killed, and over 400 injured in a series of coordinated bombings on churches and hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka.

Al Jazeera reports that the attack is being regarded as the worst since the end of the country’s civil war 10 years ago.

Gideon Okeke & Chidera Uduezue had a beautiful white wedding this weekend (Photos)

Nollywood actor Gideon Okeke and his wife Chidera Uduezue had their white wedding ceremony on Saturday.

The couple had their traditional engagement last December, celebrated their love in front of their family and friends this Easter weekend i a beautiful way.

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu & wife Cynthia welcome second child

Media personality Ebuka Obi-Uchendu and his wife Cynthia have welcome baby number two.

Ebuka made the announcement on Saturday in a subtle way.

Value of Beyoncé’s mega deal with Netflix revealed

Beyoncé is reported to have signed a three-project deal with Netlix worth $60 million.

According to Variety, the music superstar sealed a $60 million contract with the streaming giant for three exclusive specials, including the newly released Homecoming documentary that centered on Beyoncé’s 2018 Coachella performance

Inmate gives birth to twins in Calabar Prison

A female inmate at the Afokang prison, Calabar, Cross River state, has been delivered of twins,
 a boy and girl

The state commissioner for health, Inyang Asibong, told NAN on Saturday in Calabar that the lady gave birth to the twins on Thursday at the Prison yard.

Buhari extends appointment of acting CJN Tanko Muhammad by three months

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has approved the request of President Muhammadu Buhari to extend the appointment of Tanko Muhammad, acting chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), by three months.

NJC spokesman, Soji Oye, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.

Buba Galadima tells Buhari, APC to swear with the Quran, Bible that they didn’t rig election

Buba Galadima, a former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged him to swear with the Qur’an the he did not rig the 2019 presidential election.

Galadima, who spoke in an interview with The Sun, said Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the PDP, won the election but it was rigged by the APC and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Bella Ramsey will miss playing badass Lady Lyanna Mormont in Game of Thrones

Bella Ramsey has revealed what she will miss about Playing Lady Lyanna Mormont in Game of Thrones.

The 15-year old Bella Ramsey played one of the most loved characters in Game of Thrones from her first appearance in Season 6 of the hit HBO fantasy series.

Nigerian lady stirs up Michael Jackson and Beyonce comparison on Twitter


A Nigerian lady who obviously loves Beyonce to the bones took to Twitter to say Queen Bey is the greatest musician, dead or alive.

Fans react as Adele splits from husband Simon Konecki after 8 years together

Music star Adele has separated from her from her charity boss husband, Simon Konecki, after eight years together and three years of marriage.
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This is coming after years of rumours the pair’s marriage was on the rocks and that the pair were living separate lives.

Charlize Theron raising first child a girl after adopting her as a boy

Charlize Theron has said she is raising her first child as a girl after first introducing her to the world as a boy.

The Hollywood actress said seven-year-old Jackson - one of her two adopted children - was three when the youngster told her: "I am not a boy."

Kim Kardashian 'offered job' at law firm owned by OJ Simpson lawyer

She's only just started working for her law degree but Kim Kardashian has already been offered a job in a top firm, report claims.

The reality TV star recently revealed she is training to be a lawyer and plans to take the bar exam in 2022.

Man tries to kill himself and wakes up to huge hospital bill

A young man who pulled through a coma following a suicide attempt awoke to find an enormous medical bill waiting for him.

Oliver Jordan shared a photo of the invoice which stretched to the eye-watering sum of $93,424 and landed on his bedside table after he spent a week in hospital.

Actress Lilian Afegbai promotes her lingerie line with hot photos


Nollywood actress Lilian Afegbai is showing she is the best model for her lingerie line.

The fashion influencer showed of her hot body as she dished out some photos promoting her Lilly’s Secret body shapers and lingerie.

Check out Michelle Obama’s congratulatory message to Beyoncé on her Homecoming album

Beyoncé‘s new documentary, "Homecoming; A Film By Beyonce" premiered on Wednesday and Michelle Obama shared an inspiring message on her social media, praising the music superstar for her craft.

Amber Rose and her growing baby bump step out in Los Angeles

Amber Rose showcased her growing baby bump, as she stepped out on Thursday in Los Angeles.

The 35-year-old model looked happy and healthy as she revealed her blossoming figure. 

Apple, Google, Netflix don't require employees to have 4-year degrees

Many students in the United States assume getting a four-year degree, and taking on the thousands of dollars of student-loan debt that comes along with it, is the only way to get your foot in the door at top companies such as Apple, Google, and Netflix.

Emma Ugolee shares how his sister’s kidney was swapped in a hospital in India

Media personality Emma Ugolee has narrates how his sister’s kidney was swapped during surgery in a hospital in India.

Ugolee's story is coming after Twitter User,  @tobi_marshal_, shared how his mother died “as a result of medical negligence and malpractice" in an Indian hospital.

A new Nigeria coming through, Atiku says in Easter message

Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, says Nigeria is going through difficult times.

In his Easter message, the presidential candidate of the PDP, however, urged Nigerians to be hopeful as “a new Nigeria is being birthed.”

A trip to Africa would inspire my dad, Ivanka Trump says after visiting Ethiopia, Ivory Coast

Ivanka Trump, daughter of United States President, Donald Trump, says a trip to Africa would inspire her dad because she has been “deeply inspired.”

The US first daughter, who works as senior adviser to the President, said this on the last day of her four-day trip to Ethiopia and Ivory Coast.

UAE sentences eight Nigerians to death for armed robbery

Eight Nigerians have been sentenced to death in Sharjah, United Arab Emirate (UAE), for robbery crimes committed in December 2016.

The sentence is coming less than three weeks after five Nigerians, who allegedly robbed a bureau de change in Sharjah, were arrested.

Snakes force President George Wear out of office

Liberian President George Weah has been forced to work from his private residence after snakes were found in his office.

Smith Toby, the country’s deputy press secretary, told BBC on Wednesday that two black snakes were found in the foreign affairs ministry building that contains his office.

CCT finds Onnoghen guilty of false assets declaration


Suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, has been found guilty of false asset declaration by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

CCT chairman, Danladi Umar, found him guilty of the six counts preferred against him by the federal government.

N20,000 fine or three months imprisonment for officers taking liquor on duty - highlights of police reform bill

The senate on Wednesday passed a bill seeking to reform the Nigeria police force.

The bill was passed on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Wednesday after Tijjani Kaura, chairman of the police affairs committee, presented a report.

Former Peru president shoots self dead as police attempted to arrest him

Former Peruvian president, Alan García, died on Wednesday after shooting himself as police attempted to arrest him in connection with a wide-ranging corruption scandal.

García, who had been accused of bribery, reportedly shot himself in the head as police arrived his house to arrest him.