related May 2019

Kanye West opens up on his ‘sprained brain’ in new interview

Music superstar, Kanye West, has opened up on his struggles with mental health.

The ‘Jesus Works’ crooner was speaking during an interview with American show host, David Letterman.

Eid-Fitri: FG declares Tuesday, Wednesday public holidays

The federal government has declared Tuesday and Wednesday as public holidays to mark the Muslim Eid-Fitri celebration.

The permanent secretary, ministry of interior, Georgina Ehuriah, made the declaration on behalf of the federal government in a statement signed by Mohammed Manga, director press and public relations, of the ministry, on Friday, in Abuja.

MTN Nigeria completes payment of N330bn NCC fine

MTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN), has paid the sixth and final instalment of N55 billion to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

This completes MTN’s payment of the N330 billion negotiated settlement agreed between the NCC and the company in 2016.

Chris Attoh grilled by U.S police over his cryptic tweet hours before his wife, Bettie’s death

Ghanaian actor Chris Attoh is reportedly serious under investigation following the murder of his wife, Bettie Jenifer.

Bettie was shot dead in a parking lot in Maryland, USA, few ago - and hours before she was killed, Chris Attoh had taken to Twitter to make some cryptic posts.

This prophetess says you wont make heaven if you take Vitamin C or eat Titus fish (Watch)

As they say - religion is the opium of the masses - and for that any one can mount the pulpit and making some outrageous claims.

A trending video shows a prophetess telling members that consuming certain things can cause them not make heaven. Among the things she mentioned are Vitamin C and Titus fish.

US-based Nigerians to pay N15,000 each for National Identity Card

Nigerians based in the United States are to pay between $40 and $50 each to be enrolled for the national identity number (NIN).

Uche Chigbo, the special assistant to the director-general of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), stated this in New York on Thursday.

SEC orders Oando CEO Wale Tinubu, others to resign, bars them from being directors of companies for five years

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has ordered chief executive officer of Oando Plc, Wale Tinubu, to resign and barred him from being a director of public companies for the next five years.

The company’s deputy CEO, Omamofe Boyo, has also been barred while board members found guilty of various infractions have been directed to resign.

Timi Dakolo shares message from a woman who 'lost her virginity to her pastor'

A day after accusing the founder of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, of sexually abusing his church members, singer Timi Dakolo, has shared a message he received from a young woman who claims she lost her virginity to her pastor.

R. Kelly faces 11 new sexual assault charges

Embattled R&B singer, R Kelly, has been indicted on 11 new charges of sexual assault and abuse.

The charges, filed on Thursday by a Cook County grand jury in Illinois, is coming after the American singer was earlier arrested and arraigned on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving four alleged female victims.

Actress Kiki Omeli is a beautiful 'Egyptian Queen' in her birthday shoot

Nollywood star Kiki Omeli is a year older today and she is marking the new age with a unique photos.

The medical doctor turned actor posed for photo shoot inspired by the painting of Queen Nefertiti of Egypt.

PENGASSAN President, Francis Johnson is dead

The President, Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, Francis Johnson, has died.

Johnson died in the early hours of Friday at the National Hospital Abuja, after a brief illness.

The Economist predicts ‘more misery’ for Nigerians in Buhari's next level

The Economist has said Nigerians got poorer in President Muhammadu Buhari’s first term, and has
 predicted “more misery ahead” for the citizens in the next four years.

In a report on Thursday, the magazine said more Nigerians slipped into poverty during Buhari’s first term while the country’s economy “stuck like a stranded truck.”

#BBNaija's Nina Chinonso celebrates 23rd birthday with stunning photos

Big Brother Naija star, Nina Chinonso Onyenobi, is 23 years old today, May 31st 2019, and the beauty is celebrating her new age with stunning new photos.

Gov. Ihedioha says he “has no hand” in demolition of Akachi Tower, Okorocha insist he did

The new governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, has said he has no hand in the attempted demolition of the Akachi Tower built by immediate past governor, Rochas Okorocha.

Ihedioha through his Special Adviser on Media, Steve Osuji, said: “The governor or the state government has no hand in it.”

Lagos governor, Sanwo-Olu signs executive order on traffic management, refuse

New governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has signed an executive order to address issues of traffic control, potholes and sanitation in the state.

According to a statement issued by Toro Oladapo, director, public affairs in the state ministry of information, “the order is to also ensure the attainment of zero tolerance for environmental abuse, including illegal and indiscriminate dumping of refuse and construction of structures on drainage points and setbacks”.

MacKenzie Bezos pledge to donate half of her $36bn fortune to charity

MacKenzie Bezos, the billionaire ex-wife of Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, has pledged to donate half of her fortune to charity.

The novelist has signed the ‘Giving Pledge’, joining Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates.

Video from the demolition of Akachi Tower built by Okorocha

The Akachi Tower, one of the many tourist attractions built by the immediate past governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, has been demolished.

According to reports, the new governor of the state, Emeka Ihedioha ordered the demolition of the monument.

Nigerians react after Timi Dakolo calls out 'COZA pastor' for alleged sexual abuse

Singer Timi Dakolo took to Instagram on Thursday to call out a “pastor” who he accused of “leaving a trail of broken women, sexually abused and mentally strangled” in “any city he visits”.

In his post, Timi did not mention the pastor’s name - but it is obvious he was referring to the founder of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, a pentecostal church otherwise known as COZA

New Imo governor, Ihedioha 'begins demolition of monuments built by Okorocha'

New Imo State governor, Emeka Ihedioha has reportedly commenced the demolition of monuments built by the immediate past governor, Rochas Okorocha as his first action as governor.

Ihedioha, who was sworn-in as the sixth Executive governor of the state on Wednesday, has already started work barely 24 hours after assumption of office.

EFCC reportedly arrests Okorocha, wife

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have reportedly arrested Rochas Okorocha, the immediate past governor of Imo state.

Obasanjo narrates experience on board Ethiopian Airlines flight that nearly crashed in Lagos

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has confirmed he was among those on board the Ethiopian Airlines flight that nearly crashed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on Wednesday.

In an interview with Premium Times, Obasanjo narrated how the pilot had difficulty landing as a result of strong winds and a heavy downpour.

Commercial banks to share details of chronic debtors, blacklist them

The commercial banks in Nigeria have agreed to share details of chronic debtors and blacklist such.

The chief executive officers of deposit money banks across the country made this known after a meeting held to discuss how some debtors have been allegedly law enforcement agencies to harass and criminalize banks CEOs.

Rita Dominic, others observe Biafra Remembrance Day

Today, May 30, is Biafra Remembrance Day, a day set aside to honour the fallen heroes of the Biafra-Nigeria civil war and the struggle for secession.

The Biafra Heroes Day is particularly championed by Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), The Movement for the Actualisation of a Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and other pro-Biafra groups and activists.

Court sacks Ned Nwoko as Delta North senator-elect

An appeal court in Abuja has sacked Ned Nwoko as the senator-elect of Delta-north.

Nwoko was pronounced senator-elect after an Abuja high court sacked serving senator, Peter Nwaoboshi, as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the October 2 primary election that held in Delta.

Cybercrime: Court grants Naira Marley N2m bail

The high court in Lagos state has granted singer Azeez Fashola, better known as Naira Marley, bail.

Naira Marley was granted bail of N2 million on Thursday, shortly after he was arraigned on 11 charges of internet fraud by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Chelsea hammers Arsenal 4-1 to win Europa League final

Chelsea hammered their bitter local rival, Arsenal 4 - 1 to win the Europa League final on Wednesday in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The match ended goalless in the first half, but second half goals from Olivier Giroud, Pedro and Eden Harzard, who scored two, gave the Blues the maximum victory.

PDP ‘outshines’ APC on inauguration day, clinches 15 of 29 governorship seats

Twenty nine governors were sworn in on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. While some are for second term, other are coming in for the first time.

Of the 29 new governors, 15 are from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) while 14 are from the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Former PenCom DG, Chinelo Anohu-Amazu gets appointment in UK

Former director general of the National Pension Commission (PenCom), Chinelo Anohu-Amazu, has been appointed on the board of the University of Edinburgh Business School, Scotland.

The British institution said on its website that Anohu-Amazu was appointed alongside Joanne O’Callaghan, vice president of State Street Global Services.

How an Instagram blogger landed in trouble for claiming what does not belong to her

A Nigerian blogger Blessing Okoro, attracted lots of attention to herself few days ago after she got arrested for repeatedly claiming a “billionaire’s grandiose” apartment was hers.

The Lagos based Instagram blogger had taken to social media on the occasion of her birthday to flaunt the seven-bedroom duplex which, according to her, was built from ground after her husband “threw her out of his house”.

Kit Harington checks into rehab after 'Game of Thrones' finale

Game Of Thrones star, Kit Harington, has checked into a luxury rehab centre for stress and alcohol use.

Page Six reports that the British actor, who played the ‘Jon Snow’ character in the television series, checked into the Connecticut health retreat, Privé-Swiss, a couple of weeks before GoT finale, which was aired on May 19.

Obasanjo, 393 others escape plane mishap in Lagos

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo escaped what could have ended as a plane crash in Lagos on Wednesday.

According to NAN, the ex-president was among the 393 passengers who were on board an aircraft that found it difficult to land at Murtala Muhammed International airport in Lagos.

Nigerian photographer, Ruth Ossai shoots Rihanna’s Fenty campaign

Nigerian photographer, Ruth Ginika Ossai, is part of the team currently shooting Rihanna’s Fenty campaign.

On May 10, Rihanna became the first woman to launch an original brand at the LVMH luxury goods collective, which is home to Givenchy, Dior and Louis Vuitton.

Gowon was man alone as Obasanjo, Jonathan shun Buhari’s second term inauguration

Former presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan were absent at the Eagle Square venue of the second term inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday, May 29.

Obasanjo, who had vehemently opposed Buhari’s re-election bid and Jonathan, a leader of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, shunned the event attended by the nation’s political and religious top shots.

Inauguration Day: Okorocha, Amosun, Ambode absent as Ihedioha, Abiodun, Sanwo-Olu takes over from them

Twenty Nine governors across Nigeria took oath of office today, May 29, 2019.

While some are being inaugurated for second term, other are coming in for the first time.

Oshiomhole ‘embarrassed’ for breaching protocol at inauguration day as Buhari takes oath without delivering any speech


National chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, got more than he bargained for when he stood in between acting chief justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, and service chiefs at the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.

Ambode, Amosun edit Twitter profiles to “former governors”

It is few hours to the swearing in of new governors and the outgoing ones - both defeated and tenure expiration are already facing the reality.

'To all the women who just pop out babies like it's nothing, God bless you guys' - Pregnant Amber Rose says

Amber Rose, who is pregnant with her second child, has revealed that she is suffering from hyperemesis.

The model, who announced in April that she was expecting a child with new beau A.E. Edwards,  explained her diagnosis in depth in a natural make-up free video shared to her Instagram.

Between World Bank VP Arunma Oteh and a potential Sugar-baby

Arunma Oteh, the Treasurer and a Vice President of the World Bank, didn't hesitate to dismiss a potential sugar baby.

Fani-Kayode shares beautiful pictures of his family

Former minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, shared these beautiful pictures of his family on Instagram.

The pictures are from the thanksgiving and dedication of his triplets at Winners Chapel on Sunday.

Ambode hands over to Sanwo-Olu ahead of inauguration

The outgoing governor of Lagos Akinwunmi Ambode has officially handed over the state government to the governor-elect Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Another crisis in APC as deputy chairman asks Oshiomhole to step down

Deputy national chairman (north) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Lawal Shuaibu, has asked the national chairman of the ruling party, Adams Oshiomhole, to resign.

In a letter dated May 27, Shuaibu accused Oshiomhole of being fond of taking unilateral decision on behalf of the national working committee (NWC).

More photos from Genevieve Nnaji's star studded and fun 40th birthday bash

Veteran actress, Genevieve Nnaji, who turned 40 on May 3, hosted her fellow movie veterans in what has been termed Nollywood reunion last weekend.

The party was a reunion of sort of some of our favorite stars who have blessed our screen with their talents for almost two decades.

2 killed, 16 Injured in mass stabbing of schoolchildren in Japan

A knife-wielding man attacked a group of schoolchildren waiting for a bus in the Japanese city of Kawasaki near Tokyo, killing two.

The victims, an 11-year-old girl and a 39-year-old man, died from the stabs wound, while 16 people were injured in the attack.

Toolz & Tunde Demuren celebrate 3rd wedding anniversary with loving words

Media personality Tolu Oniru-Demuren and husband captain Tunde Demuren are celebrating their third wedding anniversary.

The couple, who are proud parent of a son, Asher, took to their separate Instagram pages to celebrate the special day.

#BBNaija’s Alex strikes poses for Exquisite Magazine

Big Brother Naija star, Alex Asogwa, is the cover star of Exquisite Magazine’s latest issue.

Alex makes a statement on the cover with her ultra-long hair and a striking pose.

Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola, Rita Dominic, Stephanie Linus, Ini Edo, Uche Jombo meet up for a Nollywood Reunion

For sure many Nollywood fans has wished for this reunion for years, and these movie queens finally made it happen.

The movie stars or better still screen goddesses who have been in the industry for nearly two decades gathered together over the weekend for a reunion.

We shouldn’t have a repeat of 2019 elections - Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says Nigeria should modify its laws such that the 2023 elections would not be a “repeat of what happened in 2019”.

Jonathan made this known during a public lecture and presentation of a book titled “Excellence in Governance and Creativity: Legal Essays” in Port Harcourt, the state capital, on Monday.

Buhari asks CCB to keep his assets declaration form safe from his opponents

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday obtained his assets declaration form ahead of his second term.

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) presented the forms to him and and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa in Abuja.

Butt enlargement, boob lift cannot make you truly happy - RMD

Veteran Nigerian actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo, better known as RMD, says body enhancements sometimes signify a person’s insecurities and cannot make anyone happy.

In an Instagram post, RMD stated that more people undergo plastic surgeries and show off wealth on social media in an attempt to seek validation from others.

Nigerian government fulfils house pledge to Clemens Westerhof, 25 years after

The Nigerian government has fulfilled its pledge to former Super Eagles coach Clemens Westerhof, 25 years after.

The Federal Government had pledged to give the Dutchman a house for winning the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations.