Monday, February 29

Bayelsa governor's kidnapped sister released without ransom

Nancy Dickson, the younger sister of Bayelsa State governor, Seriake Dickson has been rescued after being held for over two months by her abductors. A statement issued on Monday by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said 26 year old Nancy Dickson, was freed on Sunday evening from her captors without any payment of ransom.

According to him, “Some of the kidnappers took to their heels while others were apprehended following a tip off on their hideouts.”

President Buhari appoints Aghaeze as State photographer

President Buhari has confirmed the appointment of Mr Sunday Aghaeze, as the Personal Assistant to the President, State photographer.
Aghaeze is an award winning photo journalist was who has won many laurels.
He was  2007 Best Photo Journalist of the year, and 2010 second runner up photo journalist at Prof. Wole Soyinka Award 2010. Before his appointment, he worked as a photo editor with THISDAY Newspapers.

Congrats to him!

Chris Rock disses Jada Pinkett-Smith over Oscars bycott

Chris Rock started his duty as Oscar 2016 host by taking a swipe at Jada Pinkett-Smith who is boycotting the awards over the all-white nominations. He said:
“Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties - it doesn’t matter, I wasn’t invited.”


Buhari urges religious leaders to pray for his administration

While speaking at the Eagle Square, during the Jama’atul Izalatil Bid’ah WaIkamatis Sunnah, JIBWIS Annual Convention held yesterday in Abuja, president Muhammadu Buhari urged religious leaders across Nigeria to remember him in their prayers, so as to be able to provide effective governance for the country. He also called on the religious leaders to support his administration’s bid to transform the nation.

Mo'Cheddah stuns in see-through black dress (Photos)

The Osun state born singer and fashionista looked all stunning in her see through black dress and ripped jean as she posed for the shots. See another pic after the cut....

Ciara appreciates Akeem, Nigerian artist who presented a portrait of her

American pop star, Ciara who gave an impressive performance at Darey Art-Alade's "Love Like A Movie 3' event held last night in Lagos, has expressed her gratitude to a young Nigerian artist, Akeem who presented a beautifully done portrait of her. Ciara shared on her instagram and wrote: Akeem You Are An Incredible Artist With A Sweet Soul! This Picture You Drew Of Me Is Breathtaking! Grateful For Fans Like You! #Nigeria

Robbers invade hospitals in Ondo state, beat nurses, patients mercilessly

Workers and patients at hospitals in Okitipupa local government area of Ondo State are now living in fear following series of attack on two of the hospitals in the community by suspected robbers.

According to Daily Post, two hospitals in Okitipupa were last week Sunday and Monday invaded by suspected robbers while nurses and patients were not spared from beating.

The attack was said to have been allegedly carried out by the same gang. A source told our correspondent that the robbers who stormed the hospitals separately between10pm and 11.30pm of the fateful days collected some undisclosed amount of money from the nurses and other staff of the hospitals. According to the source, the hoodlums also forcefully collected some amount of money from the patients on admission while patients and nurses who had no money to give were mercilessly beaten.

WhatsApp cancelled on all Blackberry phones

The messaging service, in a statement while celebrating their 7th anniversary, WhatsApp announced that they’d be ending support for the service on all Blackberry devices, including Blackberry 10, starting from the year 2017.
Blackberry isn't the only platform to be affected, Nokia S40, Nokia Symbian S60, Android 2.1 and 2.2, and Windows Phone 7.1 are also faced with the cancellation.

Whatsapp’s statement said: “While these mobile devices have been an important part of our story, they don’t offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app’s features in the future.”
“This was a tough decision for us to make, but the right one in order to give people better ways to keep in touch with friends, family, and loved ones using WhatsApp.”

Lagos state govt. launches rape evidence kits

In line with the mandate of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) in partnership with the Ministry of Health and the Primary Health Care Board at the weekend launched the Sexual Assault Standing Order and Sexual Assault Evidence Examination Kit, also referred to as rape kits.
Coordinator of the DSVRT, Mrs. Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi said the launch was done at a training session for Health workers of Primary Health Care Centres.

She listed the five pilot centres to include Ogudu, Ita-elewa in Ikorodu, Ajilete in Ifako-Ijaiye, Palm Avenue in Mushin and Oshodi in Oshodi-Isolo.

See how Alfa who promised to turn N350,000 to N5m, vanished in Lekki

The Maroko Police Division in the Lekki area of Lagos State has arrested a self-acclaimed Alfa, Alhaji Ibrahim Ahamido, for allegedly defrauding a trader, Sarah Moses. PUNCH Metro learnt that Ahamido collected N350,000 from Moses, promising to boost her business by turning the money to N5m.

He was, however, alleged to have fled with the money, after giving his girlfriend, Hawa Musa, N100,000 to “renew their love”. A source explained that the victim had been introduced to Ahamido sometime in December, 2015, in a restaurant in Lekki. Ahamido was said to have boasted special powers that could make him multiply money after prayers.

Lady Gaga and Priyanka Chopra wear $8 MILLION worth of dazzling jewels each to the Oscars

All eyes may be on the glamorous gowns on the Oscar's red carpet, but the real bang is in the bling.
Both pop stars Lady Gaga, 29, and former Miss World Priyanka Chopra, 33, were wearing enough impressive jewels to buy a small suburban neighborhood as they hit the red carpet on Sunday at the 88th Annual Academy Awards.

Lady Gaga's Lorraine Schwartz diamonds really kicked things up a notch, with her dangling earrings totaling an eye-watering $8 million in cost. The emerald cut diamond drop earrings total 90 carats with the top portions being 30 carats and the bottoms 60.

More pics below....

Sunday, February 28

Terry G survives ghastly motor accident today

The Apako master, Terry G was involved in a terrible motor accident in the early hours of today on his way back from a night club at around Lekki. Though his SUV, a range rover sport was damaged beyond repairs, the singer and the passengers all escaped unhurt. More photos below...

Pastor and wife welcome twins after 18 years of marriage (Photos)

An ogun state based Pastor Akinsanya and his wife have just welcomed a set of twins after 18 years of marriage. The good news was shared on Facebook by one of their associates, Pastor Mrs Bolade Oke. See more photos below...

Olajumoke Orisaguna pictured with Olamide baddo today (Photos)

The YBNL boss, Olamide Baddo  today met with the super model Olajumoke Orisaguna at the airport. See more pics below...

Buhari orders investigation on the latest Benue killings

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an investigation into the clashes between herdsmen and indigenes of communities in Benue State. Buhari who expressed deep shock at the latest incident during the past week, which led to hundreds of deaths in four communities in Agatu, Benue State, ordered security agencies to get to the root causes of the problem.

"We will conduct an investigation to know exactly what happened; the only way to bring an end to the violence once and for all is to look beyond one incident and ascertain exactly what factors are behind the conflicts,” he said.

LoveLikeAMovie3: Ciara, Darey, Genevieve Nnaji, Yemi Alade, Ini Edo, others on the black carpet

Nigerian singer Darey Art-Alade's 'Love Like A Movie 3' event is currently ongoing at the Eko Convention Center, with American singer Ciara taking center-stage alongside Nigerian artistes including Olamide, Yemi Alade and more.

Some of the faces spotted on the black carpet of the star-studded event include; Genevieve Nnaji, Millen Magese, Bolanle Olukanni, Emma Nyra, Toke Makinwa, Toolz, Unoaku Anyadike, Titi Oyinsan, Tosin Ajibade and many others. I already shared some of the red carpet photos on my instagram page @tayolawal, here are all the photos in one place. See more below...

Pastor shot dead by own brother during church service

A pastor has been shot and killed by his brother during a church service.
The suspect was sitting in a pew at St. Peters Missionary Baptist in Dayton, Ohio, when he suddenly started following pastor William Schooler, 71,.
As the choir was signing, witnesses say they heard two shots as Schooler headed behind the pulpit.

According to WTN, the church was thrown into chaos and everyone was seen running out of the doors. Schooler died from his injuries at the scene. There were said to be 20 people inside at the time. The suspect was taken into custody after the shooting. He is yet to be identified and the motive of the shooting is not yet clear.

See what Tyrese posted about Khloe Kardashians's paternity

Tyrese shared this side by side picture of Khloe Kardashian and OJ Simpson who many believe is her true father,despite denials from her mum... He has since deleted it.

Lol..this Tyrese is a trouble maker, but the striking resemblance mehn!                                                  

If you do not know my story, don't try to tell it'- Mabel Makun

Comedian AY's wife, Mabel Makun has sent out a subtle warning message. She shared the picture above on her instagram page and wrote "If you do not know my story, don't try to tell it #childofGod#childofdestiny".

Buhari reveals there's no N5000 stipend for unemployed Nigerians

President, Muhammadu Buhari has revealed he won't be giving the N,5000 monthly stipend to unemployed Nigerians as promised.

The President disclosed that he has a different priority and approach to rewarding unemployed Nigerians other than to  pay the N5,000 monthly stipends his party promised.
Buhari made the remark in Saudi Arabia while he performed his lesser hajj before leaving for Doha in Qatar.

Zidane may leave Real Madrid after Atletico's defeat

Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane, has admitted he might not be the manager of the club next season. Zidane watched on as his team lost 1-0 to Atletico Madrid on Saturday and suggested afterwards that his position could come under threat.
Some Madrid fans whistled and called for president Florentino Perez to resign and Zidane conceding to the pressure might bring a lot of changes.

“Next year there might be changes, players and coach. But for now we must keep going as we have something to aim for,” he said in his post-match news conference. La Liga is not over, but it was difficult before the game. Now even more. But we will continue, we will not throw in this season.

Bukola Saraki explains why he acquired new cars

Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has stated why he had to acquire new cars despite the public outcry and backlash. He said the cars he inherited were “old and malfunctioning”.
Saraki who confirmed that he had taken delivery of his new official cars via a statement issued by his media adviser, Yusuf Olaniyonu, refused to state the actual price of the car.

Saraki explained that on several occasions the old vehicles had disappointed him, noting that, sometimes it broke down and hampered him from successfully carrying out both informal and formal functions.

“It is an obvious fact that the official and spare cars that the Senate President inherited and has been using are old and have been malfunctioning,” the statement said.

Siasia to call Enyeama, Emenike back to Super Eagles

Interim coach of the Super Eagles, Samson Siasia, has revealed his plans to recall the former captain of the team, goal keeper Vincent Enyeama and Emmanuel Emenike to the national team.
Siasia is among a consortium of coaches that have been put together by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), after Sunday Oliseh tendered his letter of resignation on Friday.

Saturday, February 27

Freeze questions Jumoke's sudden rise to stardom while Ayodele's achievement is underrated

Cool FM OAP, Freeze took to instagram this evening to express his feelings on Olajumoke Orisaguna's sudden rise to stardom with various endorsements from organizations and supports from individuals, while Ayodele who finished with a 5.0 CGPA from the University of Lagos isn't getting any reasonable attention...

Before Ayodele, no one had 'EVER' finished with a perfect CGPA in UNILAG!!! Since it was established in 1962, he made history by becoming the first to achieve such a commendable feat!
Now, so many questions come to mind. How come my dear friend Kunbi of 'April with Kunbi' hasn't styled him or recommended him for styling? How come CNN hasn't done a story on him? How come his life isn't documented on blogs daily? How come he isn't a brand ambassador for any product? continue below...

Cristiano Ronaldo slams team mates over Atletico's defeat

Cristiano Ronaldo has reacted to Real Madrid's defeat to local rivals Atletico by asserting Los Blancos would 'maybe' be top of La Liga - if all his teammates were as good as he is.

The Portuguese gave an extraordinary interview to the waiting press at the Bernabeu following the defeat - which saw Atletico become the first team in La Liga history to win three consecutive fixtures at the stadium.

Why there’s power instability in Lagos – Eko DISCO

The management of Eko Electricity Distribution Plc. (EKEDP) said that the power supply instability within its network was due to inadequate bulk electricity load allocated to the company from the national grid. This was contained in a statement issued by the Head of Corporate Communications of the company, Mr Godwin Idemudia, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Lagos.

He said that the company had repeatedly given reasons for the current power rationing and intermittent outage being experienced in areas under its coverage in the past few weeks.
Idemudia said that the outages emanated from a drop in the national generation level as a result of incessant acts of vandalism on gas pipelines and transmission towers.

KAMPUSBUY berths in UNILAG and surrounding campuses in Lagos

Kampusbuy, an online shopping platform for students to buy their essentials with ease from their comfort zone has started its services in University of Lagos, Yaba College of Technology and Federal College of Education, all within Lagos metropolis with further coverage of other campuses in the coming months.

The E-commerce website calls on all student entrepreneurs who seek to market their products, to visit and fill the merchants request form.

New Music: Sustain - Koli (Prod. by Young John)

After keeping the internet abuzz with the anticipation of his new song, the fastest rising Nigerian music act, Sustain  is here with the highly talked about Young John produced single, titled KOLI.

After the massive acceptance of his recent tracks, including; Enter; 2geda and  Mind Your Business {MYB}, the award winning artiste is back to take you to the dance floor once again. He's undoubtedly the next big thing in the Nigerian music sphere!

Enjoy Koli by Sustain; produced by young john (The wicked producer) mixed and mastered by K9.

Jaywon looking super dapper in new photos

Nigerian music star, Jaywon is set to release the first album under his record label ‘Oba Orin’.
Preceding his album release, the former Kennis Music act unveiled super dapper looks in new photos to promote the album which features 9ice, Reminisce, Small Doctor, Kefchild and Seriki. See more pics below…

How a military doctor breaks a civilian female doctor's head (You really need to see this!

This is one of the reasons why I so love my job, a whole lot of things happen in this country and some offenders go unpunished leaving the victim with no justice because they have no voice...

So in this case, a male military doctor descended on an easy going, civilian female doctor who happens to be a sickle cell patient and cause unthinkable damage to her skull with a straight punch during a little disagreement on their compound's car park. Bragging that no one can do him anything... See the screen shots and video of how it all happened below as shared by a concerned ... And kindly share after reading to help the poor lady get justice

Oliseh’s resignation is a blessing to Nigerian football - Matori

The Chairman of Wikki Tourists Football Club of Bauchi, Isa Matori has said that the resignation of Sunday Oliseh as Chief Coach of Super Eagles is a blessing to Nigerian football.

Matori told NAN on Saturday in Bauchi that the coach should not have been employed in the first place by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

“I expected his resignation a long time ago, because I believe that it was a mistake in the first place for the NFF to have appointed him to take care of the team. “He may have the qualifications, no doubt about it, but he does not have the requisite experience, the exposure and courage to lead our team to success,” he said.

Onyeka Onwenu fires shots at Women Centre's admin for reversing her policies

After two weeks of her sack as the director general of the National Centre for Women Development, (NCWD), Madam Onyeka Onwenu is throwing shots at the interim administration at the centre for allegedly reversing some of her policies.

In her message to The Guardian, Onwenu pointed to the Guest House at the centre, which she had renovated and made functional and appointed a manager to run, only for the Acting Director General, Mallam Abdulmalik Dawuda, to reinstate the former manager.

Kim K finally talks about Kanye West's twitter rant

Following several reports claiming that Kim and the whole Kardashians are embarrassed by her husband's recent series of twitter rants. Kim Kardashian has established the claims are far from the truth. The mother of two wrote a list of things she's "loving" at the moment and commented on his rants.

She wrote: "Loving: my husband," and hating "that people don't get that Kanye will stand up against the whole world for his creativity and art." "LISTENING TO ‘I Love Kanye.’ WEARING Yeezy Season 3 samples I took from the show."“WANTING Everyone to be as honest as Kanye,"  "WATCHING Kanye shoot his new video. READING Kanye's tweets."
 She also posted a photo of her middle finger Kimoji to shade critics.

Do you know? This is the most dangerous sex position for men

A recent study has revealed the most dangerous sex position for men and it happens to be one position most men prefer. Scientists in Brazil conducted a study into the causes and symptoms of having a fractured penis. The results were published in Advances in Urology. The research concluded:

"Our study supports the fact that sexual intercourse with 'woman on top' is the potentially riskiest sexual position related to penile fracture.

Possibilities of reuniting? Toyin Aimakhu's birthday message to estranged husband Niyi Johnson

Nollywood actress Toyin Aimakhu took to instagram in the early hours of today February 27 to give a shout out to her estranged husband Adeniyi Johnson who is a year older today. She shared a photo of Niyi and wrote:

Sepp Blatter says he gave Infantino tips on how to win FIFA presidency... Oh really?

Outgoing FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, has congratulated Gianni Infantino, on his emergence as his replacement and claims he gave the former UEFA official tips.
Infantino was elected the new president of FIFA on Friday, after polling the necessary number of votes in the second round, to beat favourite, Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa.

Blatter was pleased with the outcome of the election and told ZDF: “I’m glad Gianni Infantino is president, a man from the upper Valais such as myself.“I had gluhwein with him around Christmas and gave him tips. “I congratulate Gianni Infantino sincerely and warmly for election as the new president.

Rihanna and Drake 'are back together as lovers

Pop beauty Rihanna and Canadian rapper Drake are reportedly back together. The pair first dated in 2009 and have been on and off ever since, but it looks like they’re currently definitely on.

The duo are said to have been inseparable since landing in London ahead of the 2016 Brit Awards held last Wednesday, where they got jaws dropping with their raunchy performance. A source told The Sun: “They’re back together and Drake is totally besotted.

NDLEA nabs four suspects with narcotics worth N61 million

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja said it apprehended four suspected drug traffickers with 6.822kg of narcotics worth N61 million, PM News reports.

This is contained in a statement signed by the agency’s spokesperson on Friday in Lagos, Mr Mitchell Ofoyeju. According to the statement, among the arrested suspects is a Birmingham-based cleaner. “The seized drugs consist of 4.193kgs of heroin and 2.629kg of cocaine destined for Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia, Birmingham, United Kingdom, Rome and Mumbai, India,” the statement stated.

FG confirms MTN’s N50bn as part payment

The Federal Government has confirmed the payment of N50 billion by MTN as part payment of the N1.04 trillion fine by the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC. Confirming this to newsmen yesterday, the Special Assistant to the Minister of Communications, Mr. Victor Oluwadamilare, said the payment by telecom company was made with a precursor for an out of court settlement over the matter.

The Nigerian telecom operator, MTN Nigeria had on Wednesday announced the payment of $250 million as part of the N1.04 trillion fine imposed on it by industry regulator.

It will be recalled that the NCC had in October 2015, slammed a fine of N1.04 trillion on MTN for its failure to deactivate over 500,000 unregistered subscribers after series of warning had were issued by the regulator to terminate them.

'I'm just a kid, no babies... no rings' - Kylie Jenner tells Tyga

Kylie Jenner uploaded an awkward live stream with Tyga in which they address their decision not to get married or have a baby. Kylie insisted it's because she is just a baby.

Tyga asked her; Are you pregnant? I think we need to address that rumor because I feel like everybody thinks you're pregnant,' to which she replied: ''Cause you're slacking!(Just kidding)' Because I'm a f***ing infant child and I don't want to be married or have a baby right now!'

Gianni Infantino appointed, the new FIFA president

General Secretary of UEFA, Gianni Infantino, has been elected as the new FIFA President at the Extraordinary FIFA Congress. He defeated Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa, and Jerome Champagne, while Tokyo Sexwale withdrew his candidacy during the congress.

Speaking after his victory, he said: “I cannot express my feelings in this moment. I told you I went through an exceptional journey, which made me meet many fantastic people, who live and breathe football, and many people deserve to see FIFA is highly respected.“Everyone in the world will applaud us for what we will do. Everyone will be proud of what we will do.”

Congrats to him!

Cancer patient Paul Arisa to be flown to the US for treatment courtesy of Abia state governor

Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu who sent his Personal Physician, Mike Enyinnaya and his SSA on New Media, Newman Ubani Ubani to visit cancer patient, Paul Arisa at his hospital bed, has directed that Paul alongside one care giver be flown to the US for treatment. Travel arrangements are already being made.

Friday, February 26

Meet Paul Psquare's newly signed female artise, she's so hot!

After the recent signing of a talented singer, Muno, Paul Okoye of Psqaure has just confirmed the signing of the first ever female artiste to his Rudeboy Records. Her name is Lucy, a very pretty and sexy lady, whose aspiration is to become the biggest female artiste in Africa.

Meet Rudeboy Records' first lady and her journey to the label:

“Lucy Iheonyechoro Ugorji is the first female artiste signed to Rudeboy Recordz, a highflying label owned by Paul Okoye, one half of the famous P-Square twin brothers. Lucy believes that being an artiste under Rudeboy Recordz is more than a dream come true, and is divine. Her native Igbo name, Iheonyechoro, means ‘what you want is what you get,’ and she is convinced that the power of the name is behind her current status, having been a staunch P-Square fan from childhood. She is now living her dreams.
Lucy can easily be described as a focused, ambitious and resilient lady, who has continued to break barriers, despite just being 21-years of age. Lucy was born and bred in Sapele, Delta State, Nigeria on 26 May, 1994, though her father is a native of Mbaise, Imo State, while her mother is from Ishan, Edo State. Her father, a retired Chartered Accountant, owned one of the biggest poultry farms in Sapele.

Caitlyn Jenner models a wedding dress for new show, looks like Kim K

Caitlyn Jenner's wedding dress in the teaser for the second series of I Am Cait looked VERY familiaR. According to UK Mirror, the 66-year-old got the chance to try on wedding dresses for the premiere episode of the new season, as teased by People magazine on Friday, but the one she choose was almost an exact copy of Kim Kardashian's in her wedding to Kanye. Another pic after the cut...

Senate President Bukola Saraki says Social Media Bill won't be passed

Woman arrested at Airport with a half-pound of cocaine in her vagina

A 24-year-old woman traveling from Jamaica to New York has been arrested on drug charges after federal officials caught her with a half-pound of cocaine hidden inside her vagina.
According to the US Customs and Border Protection, Shekira Thompson, a US citizen, arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens from Kingston, Jamaica, on February 21 and presented herself for a security inspection.

Border agents escorted the traveler to a private search room, where she reportedly confessed to 'vaginally inserting a foreign object'.

Its Man. United against Liverpool in Europa League round of 16

Liverpool Football Club of England will face rivals Manchester United FC in the Europa League round of 16, while Tottenham Hotspurs have been drawn against Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund.
The draw was held today Friday February 26 in Nyon, Switzerland. The games will be played on Thursday, March 10 and March 17.

Speaking on the match-up, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said: “You can ask my staff about when they asked me yesterday and who I wanted. I said ‘Man United’. I think we have to clear something. We had a good game when we lost 1-0 (in the Premier League in January), but it was not what we deserved. “It gives us a chance to make it better and that is what we will try to do.’’

See the full Europa League round of 16 draw below...

See old photo of popular actress Omoni Oboli when she was 18

The actress shared the photo this morning on her page and wrote "#fbf #TheFirstLady at 18 or 19! Oh my days! My sis just showed my this picture. She refused to give it to me so I had to take a picture of it. Flash back of life! I was skinny as a rake but still had chubby cheeks.#flashbackfriday"