Thursday, August 25

"I almost gave up on acting but look at me now" - Omoni Oboli

For Award-winning Nollywood Actress, Director and Producer, life hasn’t been a bed of roses as she almost packed her bags when she returned to Nollywood years ago. The actress who decided to take a break from acting in 1996 to complete her studies and to give birth to three boys returned to Nollywood in 2009 only to see there was practically no place for her in the industry.

The delectable actress had to show doggedness and resilience in a bid to show the industry that quitting is not on the menu for her ‘’ I did Figurine and Anchor Baby shortly after I came back, the two movies made weighty impacts in the then returning cinema culture’’ Omoni recounts.

First photos from Kunbi Oyelese & Lanre Tomori's traditional wedding

The traditional wedding of popular fashion designer Olakunbi Oyelese, AprilbyKunbi and her lover Lanre Tomori is currently ongoing in Ibadan, Oyo state. Another photo after the cut...

11yr old boy sentenced for raping younger sister twice in a shocking court case

An eleven year old boy who sexually assaulted his nine year old sister is believed to be Britain’s youngest ever rapist. The lad, now 12, was sentenced today after being convicted of raping his sibling on February 26 and March 8 this year. The attacks were not described in detail but the court said he ejaculated on at least one occasion and that it was an aggravating factor, according to UK Sun.

The boy, who is from Plymouth in Devon but now lives in Cornwall, was found with images on his mobile phone following the assaults. He was sentenced at Bodmin Magistrates’ Court today to a 12-month intensive referral order and was put on the sex offenders’ register for two–and-a-half years.

Aww! Rapper Illbliss quits music

Nigerian rapper Illbliss 'Oga boss' has announced his exit from the music business. He broke the news recently on his Instagram page. He will be greatly missed. *Sobs*

We wish him the very best in the rest of his journey in life.

Domino's to launch drone pizza delivery service in New Zealand

Domino’s Pizza is planning to become the world’s first company to offer a commercial drone delivery service after conducting a trial run in New Zealand. The pizza maker carried out a demonstration delivery by drone in Auckland today, and afterwards said it aimed to launch a regular service in late 2016.

Amazon and Google are among companies looking to make deliveries by drone, and aviation authorities in the US, the UK, Australia and New Zealand have been relaxing rules for this purpose.
Last month, US convenience store chain 7-Eleven trialled the first single commercial drone delivery of coffee, doughnuts and a chicken sandwich.

Reasons why Jennifer Lopez broke up with lover, Casper Smart revealed

The Singer recently split from her boyfriend of five years after their relationship was said to have come to a 'natural end'. But it has now been reported that Jennifer Lopez, 47, broke up with Casper Smart, 29, after he refused to attend a charity event with her in The Hamptons on Saturday night.

TMZ reports that the pop star had told her beau that the benefit was important to her, but instead he headed off to watch the Conor McGregor/Nate Diaz fight in Las Vegas.

Funke Akindele's family surprised over secret wedding with JJC

After months of speculations of romance between star actress, Funke Akindele and singer, JJC, the rumored lovers have reportedly gotten married secretly in London yesterday August 24, which was also Funke's 40th birthday. But the greatest surprise of many was the absence of Funke’s family members at the wedding.

Apart from Funke’s youngest sister, Abimbola, who was only invited to London hastily by Funke, without even being told of the impending wedding until she got to London and no other member of the Akindele family was present at the wedding.

Man who named his dog Buhari released from prison

Joachim Iroko, a 41 year-old trader charged in Ogun State for allegedly naming and inscribing ‘Buhari’ on his pet dog, has been released from prison after meeting his bail conditions. Mr. Iroko faces a one-count charge of intention to cause breach of public peace.

He was arraigned before Bolaji Ojikutu of Sango-Otta Magistrate’s Court on Monday morning and was subsequently granted a N50,000 bail. He was transferred to prisons while his family sought money for his released.

Latest dad in town, Chuddy K welcomes baby girl

Nigerian singer Chukwudi Ken Agali, popularly known as Chuddy K announced the arrival of his newly born baby girl on IG a few minutes ago. The ‘Gaga Crazy'crooner got married to his wife in October 2015 in Lagos. Congrats to the new parents.

Ex-beauty queen Munachi Abii stuns in Yomi Casuals' new campaign

Former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria turned rapper, Munachi Abii teamed up (as model) with Nigerian design label Yomi Casual for a new campaign. She looks super stunning as she posed in the label's contemporary shirt collections. See more after the cut...

Calabar man dies while celebrating his N2m win from sports bet

A man simply known as Orok has reportedly died in a Calabar joint while celebrating his N2m win from a popular betting company in Nigeria. Orok had won N2m from the betting company and decided to celebrate with his friends at a drinking joint. Reports however says one of his friends poisoned him which made him started vomiting blood till he died. The said man has since been buried.

Comedian Bovi shades OAP Freeze...lmaoo!

Bovi posted the image on his page depicting a lion on social media but a coward in real life. He wrote:'This just made me Freeze! Thank God for fire.' Which has got many thinking he's actually referring to OAP Freeze who is well known for airing his strong opinions on social media.

Meanwhile, Freeze instagram page has now being made private (at press time) for the first time in history, and we are yet to know why. See it below...

Rukky Sanda flaunts hour glass curves in sexy tight dress

The actress showed of her sexy figure in this tight body con dress...

Really?! Mugabe orders detention of entire Zimbabwean Olympic team, for not bringing home a medal

Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe instructed the Commissioner General of Zimbabwe Police Republic, Augustine Chihuri to arrest and detain the whole Zimbabwean Olympic Team members immediately they arrived the Harare International Airport on Tuesday, August 23.This comes after the team of 31 athletes didn't return with any medal. Mr. Mugabe said
“We have wasted the country’s money on these rats we call athletes.If you are not ready to sacrifice and win even copper or brass medals (referring the 4th and 5th positions) as our neighbors Botswana did, then why do you go to waste our money” he said.

Herdsman kills mother, brother’s wife in Kwara

A Fulani herdsman, Abubakar Usman, has been arrested for allegedly killing his 65-year-old mother, Khadijat, and his brother’s wife, Ramatu Shagari, aged 35, Punch reports.
The 25-year-old suspect was paraded on Wednesday at the state police command’s headquaters in Ilorin along with other suspects – Yahaya Umar and Abubakar Saletu who were reportedly caught with a human head.

Usman, who lived in the Patigi area of the state, told Punch Metro that he could not explain what pushed him to the crime. He, however, alleged that his father might have charmed him, adding that he regretted his action.

IPOB denies split reports, insists Nnamdi Kanu remains the leader

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied reports in some quarters that there was a split in its ranks, saying that the organisation remained united and strong in pursuing the cause of Biafra self-determination.

Speaking with ThisDay on phone yesterday, the Head of Media and Publicity of IPOB, Emma Powerful, said the organisation under the leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, had not changed and the loyalty of members was not in doubt.

“The only recognised IPOB is the one led by Nnamdi Kanu,” he said, adding that both locally and internationally there is no other group that goes by that name

Naira now N400 to one dollar...issokai!

The Naira on Wednesday dipped further against the dollar at the parallel market. The currency exchanged at about N400 on Wednesday afternoon, from N397 it closed on Tuesday; while it traded against the Pound Sterling and the Euro at N515 and N450 respectively.

At the Bureau De Change (BDC) segment of the market, the naira traded at N397, N513 and N443 against the dollar, Pound Sterling and the Euro respectively.

Traders at the market said that the ban of nine banks from the sale of Forex by the Central Bank of Nigeria was already deepening the scarcity of Forex at the market.

So Sad! Girl dies of heart attack after scammer stole school fees given by her poor family

A teenage girl has reportedly died of heart attack two days after the money her relatives had saved for her to go to university was stolen by a crook. Xu Yuyu, 18, was all set to be the first person in her family to go to college next month.

Her proud relatives, from Linyi City, in East China’s Shandong Province, had spent a year scraping together the £1,128 she needed for her tuition fees .

Excited and proud at the prospect of going away to study, she wasn't suspicious when a phone scammer called her up. She was asked to transfer the money for her fees to a bank account by a person claiming to be from the education ministry.

New Video: 2Baba ft Sauti Sol - Oya Come Make We Go

The official video of 2Baba's song titled “Oya Come Make We Go” featuring Kenya International Boy Band, Sauti Sol. The highly entertaining video was shot in Kenya at several locations including the exotic Lake Magadi in the Great Rift Valley, Nairobi by Unlimited L.A.

Watch and Enjoy! 

Kim K flaunts her boobs in new sultry photos

Kim Kardashian left just a little to imagination as she poses in see-through black crop top while on holiday in Punta Mita, Mexico, last week. More pics after the cut...

Man gets 40 years jail term after pouring hot water on sleeping gay couple

A 48 year old man, Martin Blackwell who poured hot water on a gay couple has been jailed for 40 years. He carried out the sickening attack on Marquez Tolbert and Anthony Gooden because he did not approve of their relationship. A jury in Atlanta, US, yesterday found him guilty on 10 counts after they spent just 90 minutes deliberating the case. Blackwell showed no emotion as he was jailed for 40 years.

Ex-porn star sues Mark Zuckerberg for $1 billion, claiming he ruined her career

A former porn star Paree La’Tiejira, aka Lady Paree has accused Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg of ruining her adult film career by allowing lies that she was born a man to be spread on Facebook, according to court documents obtained by DailyMail.

After receiving numerous death threats on Facebook, she has filed a $1 billion federal lawsuit in the southern district of Texas against the social media site and its CEO accusing them of libel and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

La’Tiejira - a 41-year-old biological female - says she moved in Los Angeles to pursue a career in the porn industry in 1993. Two years later, she moved to Houston, Texas. In 2009, she sued Leisure Time Entertainment and a man named Mark C Carriere in Indiana court, accusing them of publishing false and defamatory statements claiming she was born with both male and female body parts.

Abducted Kaduna lawmaker, Ibrahim Ismail has been freed

The Police on Wednesday confirmed the release of Ibrahim Ismail, a member of Kaduna State House of Assembly, who was abducted from his residence on Tuesday. The Kaduna State Police Command spokesman, ASP Aliyu Usman, confirmed this in an interview.

Usman said the lawmaker was released on Wednesday evening and had reunited with his family.
The lawmaker, who represents Tudun Wada constituency in the state Assembly, was abducted at his residence in Abapka area of Kaduna metropolis.

The police spokesman did not however say whether ransom was paid before Ismail’s release of if any of the kidnappers was arrested.

Wednesday, August 24

Police raid gay wedding in Sokoto

A tip-off received by Nigeria's intelligence officers led to police raiding a suspected gay wedding ceremony on Saturday in the northern city of Sokoto , a police spokesman Almustafa Sani told the BBC Hausa service.
Police were conducting a thorough investigating with a view to charge the two people arrested for being involved in "unnatural" conduct.
Other people at the ceremony dispersed when police arrived at the venue, he added.
Mr Sani said homosexuality was illegal under Nigeria's secular constitution, and Islamic law which is applied in Sokoto state.

The moment French police order Muslim woman to remove her burkini on Nice beach (Photos)

A woman was forced to strip off in Nice by French police officers armed with pepper spray and batons . The four officers stood over her as she removed a garment protecting her modesty. She was then fined 38 euros.The former air hostess, whose family members have been French citizens for at least three generations, said: “I wasn’t even planning to swim, just to dip my feet.”

Nice is one of several towns in France which have imposed a ban on burkinis and similar Muslim-style clothes on beaches. More pics after the cut...

After 3 kids! The shape on Mercy Johnson is still breathtaking

The actress showed off her banging body on set of a new movie.Considering the fact that she has 3 kids already, it's safe to say that she's truly blessed.

Charly Boy shares new photos with his 'Virgins'

Charly Boy has shared new photos with his virgins whom he says help him communicate with his dearly departed. He wrote:

There are four personalities that dwell in this body. Charles Emeka Oputa, the guy you're having this conversation with. The phenomenon you know as CharlyBoy, Linda my feminine alter ego and Odudubariba the spiritual warrior. 
I keep reinventing myself as I keep circumventing, even though I have taken a beating from foes, the nigerian army, the police ect ect I have kept on ticking, because my words and ways have inspired millions of youths to be themselves to never allow anybody kill their dreams. 

67yr old man commits suicide in Calabar

It was a horrible sight, yesterday, as the body of a 67-year-old retiree, Mr. Okon Edet Iwang, dangled in front of his room at 13B, Ekpo Iso Lane, Ikot Ansa in Calabar Municipality.
A neighbour, who pleaded anonymity, told Vanguard that Mr. Edet, who hailed from Obot Akara, Ukposin Atai in Akwa Ibom State, had been suffering from diabetes for close to three years, but was gradually recovering before the suicide.

His words: “Before going to church yesterday evening (Sunday), I saw him and when I also came back at about 10:30p.m. we greeted. I was shocked when I woke up this morning to see his lifeless body dangling.”  ***censored photo after the cut...

River state governor Nyesom Wike & wife kiss in the public once again

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike and his wife, Eberechi Suzzette who are well known for their public display of affection were pictured in action once again at the opening ceremony of the 56th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association on Sunday in Port Harcourt. See more photos after the cut...

Chris Rock & wife finalize divorce after 20 years of marriage

American comic actor, Chris Rock has divorced his wife Malaak after 20 years of marriage. The couple both appeared in a New Jersey courtroom on Monday to finalise the split. The 51-year-old actor and his wife who have been separated since 2014 have two daughters Lola Simone, 14 and Zahra Savanna, 12.

Meanwhile, Chris began dating 33-year-old actress Megalyn Echikunwoke earlier this year.