related July 2019

Tape reveals former US president Ronald Reagan called Africans monkeys

Recently released tapes have revealed that former president of the United States, Ronald Reagan, called African representatives to the United Nations monkeys.

Reagan, who was the governor of California at the time, made the comment during a telephone conversation with Richard Nixon, who was president at the time.

#BBNaija: Toke Makinwa says Khafi’s problem is beyond sex with Gedoni, she needs counseling

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Media personality Toke Makinwa has suggested that Big Brother Naija 2019 housemate, Khafi needs to speak to a counselor in order to leave Gedoni and focus on winning the game.

Khafi and Gedoni has been love-birds since the the start of the BBnaija show and the duo had on three occasions been caught in the house having passionate sex under the duvet while other housemates were fast asleep.

'Cultist' dies in police custody after threatening to kill policemen who arrested & shot him (Video)


A suspected cultist Chinedu Obi, who threatened to invade a police station with his gang members and kill those who arrested him has died, The Nation has learnt.

According to police spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspect died on July 20 at a hospital he was taken to for treatment after he was shot on the leg to restrain him from causing more harm.

Imo governor Ihedioha awards full scholarship to best WAEC students Chizobam, Alozie

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Chizobam Stephany Ugboaja and Favor Alozie, who both scored ‘A1’ in all subjects in the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) have been rewarded by Imo state government.

The state governor, Emeka Ihedioha, on Wednesday, awarded them full academic scholarship to study in any university of their choice.

'F**k what y'all say, I love Ned Nwoko' - Regina Daniels hits out at 'haters' in new video

Nollywood star, Regina Daniels, is finally hitting back at 'haters' following her marriage to Ned Nwoko.

The younger actress' marriage to the billionaire businessman and politician earlier this year was greeted with mix reactions on social media.

Russian Instagram model found stabbed to death in suitcase at her apartment

A 24 year old Russian Instagram influencer Ekaterina Karaglanova, has been found stabbed to death and put in a suitcase at her apartment in Russia.

3-year-old boy falls from a six-story, caught by neighbors below (Watch)

A terrifying video posted on Youtube shows a toddler desperately clinging onto a balcony of a six-story building in Chongqing city’s Jiulongpo district, China

According to Shangyou News the incident happened on Monday afternoon, July 29

I ask for N2m before going on date with guys, Toyin Lawani declares

Nigerian fashion entrepreneur, Toyin Lawani, says she demands for N2 million from guys who indicate an interest in her.

The single mother of two made this statement while declaring she is officially single on Instagram.

Election Tribunal: Buhari's Cambridge certificate has typographical error, WAEC official testifies

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday opened his defence at the election tribunal against the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

A Deputy Registrar of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Henry Adewunmi, on Wednesday testified on behalf of Buhari before the tribunal in Abuja.

How Orji Kalu, Omo-Agege rescued nominee who ‘wasn’t eloquent’ during Ministerial screening

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Chief whip of the senate, Orji Uzor Kalu and deputy senate president, Ovie Omo-Agege, on Tuesday, rescued a ministerial nominee from Taraba state, Saleh Mohammed, who wasn't able to speak eloquently

During the ministerial screening, Saleh briefly reeled out his academic qualifications, work experience, political journey, and asked the senate to allow him end his introduction with the little he had said.

APC warns Atiku to stop acting "as a shadow president of Nigeria"

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, to watch the way he issues public statements as though he is the president.

Atiku, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who lost to President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential poll, has consistently made comments over matters that concern the country.

Ifeanyi Ubah, Jimoh Ibrahim, Babalakin, Kashamu… 20 AMCON’s biggest debtors (Full List)

On Tuesday, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo set up a task force with a mandate to devise a strategy to recover the N5 trillion owed to the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).

The agencies tasked to go after the debtors are Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) and the permanent secretaries of the justice and transport ministries.

American pastor separates from wife, says he’s no longer a Christian

A former pastor and author, Joshua Harris, has separated from wife and says he is no longer a Christian.

Harris, who wrote a bestselling book on Christian relationships, "I Kissed Dating Goodbye," announced the end of his 21-year marriage after realizing that "significant changes have taken place in both of us".

Tamar Braxton & Nigerian boyfriend David Adefeso visit Oba Elegushi in Lagos, gets 'drunk' after drinking palm wine (Photos, Videos)

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American reality TV star, Tamar Braxton is in Lagos along with her Nigerian boyfriend David Adefeso.

Tamar entered Nigeria just days after her sister, singer Toni Braxton performed at media mogul Nduka Obaigbena‘s birthday celebrations in Lagos.

Otedola fulfils $25K per goal pledge to Super Eagles during AFCON 2019

Billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola, has fulfilled his $25,000 per goal pledge to the Super Eagles.

Otedola had pledged the sum of $25,000 for each goal scored by the Eagles during the just concluded 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

UEFA names Samuel Chukwueze among young players to watch

UEFA has named Super Eagles winger, Samuel Chukwueze, among the top 50 young players to keep an eye on in the 2019/2020 season.

As was the case before the start of the 2018/2019 campaign, only one Nigerian youngster has been picked

Okorocha is chairman of tourism committee, Melaye gets aviation as Lawan names 69 chairpersons

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has reconstituted the standing committees of the upper legislative chamber.

Lawan made the announcement on Tuesday before the senate adjourned for its annual recess.

#BBNaija: Mercy breaks down in tears after Ike 'dumps' her for the N60m grand prize (Video)

Money seems to have turn apart Big Brother Naija 2019 lovebirds, Mercy and Ike.

Mercy basically broke up with Ike after she asked him a controversial question on Tuesday and he gave her a straight answer..

#BBNaijaTwist: Meet the two new #BBNaija 2019 housemates, Venita & Elozonam (Video)

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Two new housemates has been introduced in the 2019 Big Brother Naija reality show.

The show host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, had on Sunday during Live eviction had told viewers to anticipate a new twist to the ongoing BBNaija show.

#BBNaija 2019: Gedoni says Khafi is a sex addict, disturbs him every night

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Gedoni says his fellow Big Brother Naija 2019 housemate and in house lover, Khafi,  a sex addict and disturbs him a lot.

The BBNaija lovebirds had on three different occasions been caught on camera in the house having sex under the sheets while other housemates were fast asleep.

#BBNaijaTwist: Likely two housemates to be introduced into #BBNaija 2019 on Tuesday night

Big Brother Naija will on Tuesday introduce a new twist to the ongoing reality show.

Host of #BBNaija, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, on Sunday during Live eviction had told viewers to anticipate the biggest twist of the season  by 7 pm today.

Boris Johnson appoints Nigerian as Children & Families Minister

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed UK-born Nigerian, Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch, as Children and Families Minister.

Mrs Badenoch is a Conservative politician and Member of Parliament (MP) for Saffron Walden.

Celebrities storm Eko Hotel for Ufuoma Mcdermott's "The USM Show with Ufuoma (Photos)

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Nollywood star Ufuoma Mcdermott hosted the maiden edition of her "The USM Show with Ufuoma" on Saturday, July 27, at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The cabaret-style show with music as the main attraction is a form of theatrical entertainment featuring songs, comedy, dance, recitation and drama.

#BBNaija 2019: Tacha, Jeff, Mike, Omashola nominated for eviction

Four housemates, Tacha, Jeff, Omashola and Mike has been nominated for possible eviction from the 2019 Big Brother Naija reality show.

The remaining 14 housemates were asked to nominate each other on Monday night and the above four got the highest nominations.

Isilomo, Avala, Ella, KimOprah, Tuoyo attend first #BBNaija 2019 eviction party (Photos)

The organizers of the 2019 Big Brother Naija hosted the first eviction party for the first five housemates evicted from the reality show.

Nigerians, South Africans react after rapper Cassper Nyovest tweets “I wish I was from Nigeria”

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South African rapper Cassper Nyovest is attracting praises and criticism on social media after after he said “I wish I was from Nigeria”.

#BBNaija 2019: Frodd emerges this week's 'Head Of House'

Frodd has emerged Big Brother Naija winner for this week’s Head of House challenge.

The position of HoH is usually assumed by a winner of the weekly task as instructed by Biggie.

16-year-old Chizobam Ugboaja emerges youngest best WAEC candidate

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A 16-year-old girl from Imo state, Chizobam Stephany Ugboaja, has emerged the youngest best candidate ever recorded by the West African Examination Council (WAEC).

Chizobam graduated from the Jesuit Memorial College in Port Harcourt and was among the candidates who sat for the just-concluded Senior Schools Certificate Examination (SSCE).

Dino Melaye says ministerial screening is ‘a beautiful nonsense’

Senator Dino Melaye described the ongoing ministerial screening at the senate chambers as a waste of time.

Melaye said the non-submission of portfolios with the list of ministerial nominees has made the screening “a beautiful nonsense”.

Chimamanda Adichie among 15 women in Meghan Markle’s ‘Forces For Change’ Vogue list

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Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been featured in Meghan Markle’s ‘Forces of Change’ list for British Vogue cover.

The Duchess of Sussex, picked 15 women she considers strong proponents for change for the upcoming September edition of the magazine which she co-edited.

#BBNaija 2019: Here's how fans voted out Nelson & Thelma

Nelson and Thelma were on Sunday evicted from the 2019 Big Brother Naija reality show.

Nelson was first evicted, then few minutes later Thelma was asked to join him outside the house.

Thelma evicted from #BBNaija 2019

Thelma has become the second housemate to be evicted from the 2019 Big Brother Naija show on Sunday.

She joins Nelson who was earlier booted out of the house during the Sunday live eviction show.

#BBNaija 2019: Nelson evicted from the reality show

Big Brother Naija 2019 housemate, Nelson, has been evicted from the reality show.

Nelson was asked to leave the Big Broth house during Sunday live eviction show.

US rapper A$AP Rocky faces two years in jail in Sweden for alleged criminal assault

Swedish officials have charged American rapper, A$AP Rocky with criminal assault with the possibility of the rapper spending two years behind bars.

TMZ reports that prosecutors charged the rapper with assault causing actual bodily harm after Rocky and his team were arrested for their involvement in a brawl over headphones.

Nicki Minaj hints she's pregnant & set to walk down the aisle with boyfriend Kenneth Petty

American rapper Nicki Minaj has got her fans wondering if she is married and pregnant by boyfriend Kenneth Petty.

The speculation started when Chance the Rapper dropped his new song “Zanies and Fools,” which included a verse from Minaj rapping about marriage and motherhood.

This woman married her husband after he died, now has three children for him (Video)

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This is a story of a long-standing tradition among the Igbos in Nigeria that you probably have never heard of.

Ikemefuna Orji died before he had married or had a child and his mother, Felicia Orji, was determined to find a wife for her late son so the family lineage could continue

Nigerian ex-porn star, Savage Trap Queen recounts her regrets in doing adult movies (Video)


Nigerian ex-pornstar, Savage Trap Queen, has come out to reveal the “BAD and UGLY” sides of pornography and how she ditched being a nun for a “rogue life” in the country’s adult movie industry.

In an interview with TVC, Trap Queen, real name Delfina Joy, also disclosed that she regretted all her actions thereafter.

Super Eagles player Henry Onyekuru weds in Benin city

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Super Eagles winger, Henry Onyekuru, got married to his long-time partner, Esty, in Benin city, Edo state capital, on Saturday.

Celebrities and some of his teammates in the national team stormed Benin for the elaborate wedding.

Ganduje wants movement of herdsmen from north to central, southern parts banned

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Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje, says seasonal movements of herdsmen from the north to central and southern parts of the country should be banned.

The governor said this on Saturday while fielding questions from journalists after attending the wedding of Kabiru Gaya, senator representing Kano south.

American researchers develop implant that could prevent HIV infection for a year

A new implant containing a drug that reportedly protects against HIV infection for a full year has been developed and tested.

Following clinical tests, the new implant, which is produced by Merck, an American multinational pharmaceutical company, was reported to have the potential to revolutionalize the long-standing battle against the disease.

Actors Guild of Nigeria Lagos Chapter inaugurates Excos

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The Lagos state chapter of the Actors guild of Nigeria (AGN) has inaugurated it's  new executives which was elected on February 13th, 2019.

The inauguration took place at OJEZ Achwac poolside, National stadium Surulere, Lagos, on Sunday June 23, 2019.

#MinisterialScreening : Drama as Dino Melaye asks Keyamo to recite second stanza of national anthem

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There was mild drama in the senate chamber on Friday after Dino Melaye asked ministerial nominee, Festus Keyamo, to recite the second stanza of the national anthem.

Melaye made the request while asking Keyamo questions during the ministerial screening.

Aisha Buhari raises alarm as over 9 million women, girls get pregnant in Nigeria every year

Nigerian first lady, Aisha Buhari, says about 9.2 million Nigerian women and girls get pregnant every year, and an “alarming” number of them die due to causes related to pregnancy and childbirth.

Speaking at the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Forum in Abuja on Friday, Mrs Buhari, who was represented by Mairo Al Makura, said something must be done to reduce maternal deaths in Nigeria.

#BBNaija 2019: Mike's wife shares never before seen photos from their June wedding

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Just few weeks before he entered the 2019 Big Brother Naija show, Mike Edward tied the knot with Perri Shakes-Drayton, a British Olympian.

Photos from the June 2019 wedding surfaced online immediately the show kicked off on June 30, 2019.

Jay-Z & Meek Mill launch new record label, "Dream Chasers"

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Jay-Z and Meek Mill, has announced the launching of new record label: Dream Chasers.

The rap stars made the announcement in an interview on “CBS This Morning” where they opened up about why they think it’s important to establish a legacy as entrepreneurs for the next generation of artists.

WAEC releases 2019 May/June WASSCE results, gives breakdown of candidates’ performance

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has released the results of candidates who participated in the 2019 May/June West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

A total of 1,020,519 candidates who sat for the exams obtained credits and above in a minimum of five subjects including English language and Mathematics

Google introduces Nigerian accent, street View imagery, informal transit routes

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Google has introduced Nigerian accent, a radical departure from the usual American accent, on its web mapping service in its quest for localization.

The feature, which was unveiled in Lagos at the Google for Nigeria event, comes alongside the introduction of some other services. It also represents the first attempt by the American tech company to offer such services in Africa.

Kogi deputy governor threatens to sue governor over ‘N819m unpaid salaries, allowances’

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The deputy governor of Kogi state, Simon Achuba, has threatened to sue governor of the state, Yahaya Bello, over unpaid allowances to the tune of N819 million.

Achuba said the unpaid allowances were captured in the state’s 2017, 2018 and 2019 budgets.

World's oldest president, Tunisia's Beji Caid Essebsi dies aged 92

Tunisia's first freely elected President, Beji Caid Essebsi, died on Thursday at the age 92.

Essebsi, who was the world's oldest sitting president, was admitted to hospital on Wednesday but officials did not say why he was receiving treatment.

Iran tells Nigerian government to release El-Zakzaky to them for treatment

The Islamic Republic of Iran has asked the federal government to release leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky,  and send him to the country for treatment.

Iran's prosecutor-general, Mohammed Montazeri, made this known in a letter obtained from AhlulBayt News Agency, an Iran-based news organisation.