Thursday, June 30

Lagos state govt. shuts down 70 churches, 20 Mosque’s over noise pollution

The Lagos State Government yesterday, shut down 70 churches, 20 mosques and about 11 hotels, club houses and beer parlours in a move to reduce noise in the state.

Court delivers decision on Buhari’s disqualification as Nigerian president

Following a motion for discontinuance filed by Nnamdi Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe of the suit seeking Muhammadu Buhari’s disqualification, the court has struck out a case, The Cable reports.

Adeniyi Ademola, justice of the federal high court, delivered ruling on suit challenging the veracity of the academic credentials of the president on June 30, in Abuja. The justice held that by “section 50(2) of the federal high court civil procedure rules the matter is hereby struck out.” Earlier, ‎Justice Ademola had postponed the case indefinitely.

How I handled a married man who made sexual advances towards me - Abuja lady reveals

A lady who works at a mall in Abuja has revealed how she shut down a married man who made sexual advances towards her. She explained how the man got her number while on duty. And how the man promised to make her life better only if she agrees. She narrated:

FG declares Tuesday, Wednesday public holiday

The Federal Government has declared July 5 and 6, 2016 as public holiday to mark Eid-el Fitri Celebrations. The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.), who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, today in Abuja, urged  all Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to extend the spiritual benefits of Ramadan, which are love, peace and justice to their daily living and through this contribute to the development of the nation.

Happy Eid-il-Fitri in advance!

Traditionalists react to Hijab crisis in Osun state

Traditionalists have reacted to the hijab crisis in Osun state. Some of the traditionalists who spoke with newsmen said school should not be a place to display religious dresses.

Aregbesola who has been in the centre of religious crisis in the state over the use of Hijab by Muslim students in government secondary schools said his administration will not be deterred in its resolve to take the state to an enviable height.

The slave who taught Jack Daniels how to make whiskey

The makers of Jack Daniel's, America's favourite whiskey, have admitted for the first time that a Tennessee slave was behind its legendary recipe.
In the photo above is Jack Daniel, with mustache and white hat, shown at his distillery in Tennessee in the late 1800s. The man to his right could be a son of Nearis Green, a slave who helped teach Daniel how to make whiskey.

Ray J unimpressed by his depiction of Kanye West's latest video

Singer and Kim Kardashian's ex, Ray J has revealed that he will be considering all options in response to being depicted naked in Kanye West's highly controversial music video for Famous.
In addition to Ray J, the video features 11 other wax-doll like representations of some of the most high-profile and controversial public figures including Kim Kardashian-West lying naked alongside Kanye, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Caitlyn Jenner, and former President George W Bush.

Ex beauty queen Munachi Abii stuns in new photos

The former Miss Nigeria looks very gorgeous as she heads out for today's activities. Another picture below...

Barack Obama blasts Donald Trump in Canada

American President Barack Obama, speaking Wednesday in Canada, offered a lengthy and passionate rebuttal to what he described as Donald Trump’s “anti-immigration sentiment.”

At a summit with the leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico in Ottawa, a reporter asked at a joint press conference if they had discussed Trump’s sometimes caustic rhetoric toward Mexico and if the mogul’s populist campaign affected the trade negotiations among the three countries.

President Buhari’s bodyguard linked to Boko Haram

According to a report by Vanguard late yesterday, the arrest of one of President Buhari’s bodyguard, who they claimed is linked with Boko Haram was confirmed.

The report read:

Chelsea FC signs Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi

Batshuayi, who is currently away on international duty with Belgium at Euro 2016, has been linked with a host of Europe’s top clubs after scoring 17 goals for Marseille in Ligue 1 last season.
The 22-year-old was given special dispensation to leave the Belgium camp by head coach Marc Wilmots and was met by Chelsea’s team doctor in Bordeaux ahead of a £33m move to Stamford Bridge.

Florence and Temi Otedola shares photos from their vacation in Miami

Daughters of billionaire oil mogul Femi Otedola, Florence aka DJ Cuppy and her sister Temi are currently having a good time in Miami, Florida where they are currently vacationing. Another photo after the cut...

Former President Goodluck Jonathan commiserates with the Turkey govt over the terror attack in Istanbul

Former Pres. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has commiserated with the government and people of Turkey in a statement shared on his official twitter page following the ugly incident where three suicide bombers launched a co-ordinated attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport Tuesday night, killing at least 41 and about 239 people left injured. Out of the injured 239 people, 109 are still hospitalized as of yesterday.

Miss Teen USA replaces swimsuit category for the sake of young viewers

Miss Teen USA has officially removed the bathing suit category from its pageant. The switch is aimed at “highlighting a healthy lifestyle” for younger viewers, said Michael Antinoro, the head of original content at IMG, a talent agency that last year bought the Miss Universe Organization, including Miss Teen USA, a contest for 14- to 19-year-old girls.
But there are no plans to remove the controversial, swimsuit category from the organization’s competitions for adult women, Miss USA. and Miss Universe, he said in a telephone interview.

Popular Nigerian dancer Kaffy celebrates birthday with sexy photo

The popular dancer and mother of two shared this sexy photo to celebrate her birthday as she wrote:

Gospel singer, Yinka Ayefele clears the air on his alleged conversion to Islam

Gospel Tungba crooner, Yinka Ayefele, has cleared the air on the claim that he has converted to Islam. Yesterday, the news of his conversion to Islam became rife with fans both home and abroad making calls to find out the veracity of the claim.

Chaos in Maryland, Lagos after Kai Official chased hawker to death

About eleven people were reportedly killed yesterday June 29 after violence erupted in Maryland Lagos. The trouble started when a Kai official chased a hawker who ran into the BRT lane and was crushed to death by an upcoming BRT. The incident immediately triggered violence as area boys smashed and destroyed BRT buses at sight. More photos after the cut...

How a 7-year-old girl healed of HIV/AIDS at crusade in Ekiti - excited mother shares testimony

A seven-year-old girl, Faith Ojo, has been confirmed healed of the deadly virus HIV/AIDS by a medical report from the City Medical Diagnostic Cen­tre, Ido-Ekiti, Ekiti State.
Her mother, Bosede,in a chat with Sun Newspaper, claimed Faith became whole after taking anointing oil from the Jesu Omo Dafidi Outreach Ministries of Evangelist Emmanuel Joseph:

Tuesday, June 28

CBN to sack Bank MD’s and CEO’s

A report by the Central Bank of Nigeria has revealed the plans of the Bank Governing body to hold Bank MD’s and CEO’s of Banks yet to submit and publish their audited financial statements.
This was contained in the Monetary, Credit, Foreign Trade and Exchange Policy Guidelines for the 2016/2017 fiscal year released by the apex bank, yesterday.

Obama's daughters, Sasha and Malia tour Africa with mother Michelle Obama to promote education

Michelle Obama and her daughters touched down in Morocco on the next leg of their six-day trip to promote education in Africa on Monday evening, where they were welcomed by King Mohammed VI's wife, Princess Lalla Selma at the airport.

The first lady and her family landed at Menara Airport in Marrakesh after spending the day at a leadership camp for girls in Liberia, where she urged the teens to keep fighting to stay in school. More photos after the cut...

UK jails Nigerian accountant/pastor Sam Kayode 9 years over £4.1 million fraud

A Nigerian, who works as a school accountant in the United Kingdom, was on Friday given a 9-year jail term by a Woolwich Court after he was convicted of stealing about £4.1 million of school funds.
Dailymail reports that the vast sum of money was missing from the Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation Trust in South London.

Identified as Sam Kayode, the 59-year old was also said to be a part-time pastor.

Wayne Rooney reacts to England's loss to Iceland and coach Roy Hodgson's retirement

England captain Wayne Rooney, has reacted to the embarrassing 1-2 loss to Iceland in the Round of 16 of the ongoing Euro 2016.

Rooney said: “I feel disappointed, gutted, it’s a hard one to take. We had a good chance of going through and after such a good start, conceding two sloppy goals, we’re disappointed”.

Revealing how Roy Hodgson broke the news of his resignation, the striker noted:

Video: Base One – Skon Skon

Aquila Records’ lyrical machine-gun BASE ONE decided to tone it down a bit and have some fun on his SKON SKON project.

Asides the comical lyrics that the SKON SKON song is rich in, the viral video is here and it is nothing but sheer fun as it doesn’t only see Base One and selected dancers have a go at the Skon Skon dance, it also features some of the best entries from the #SkonSKonDance contest held on Instagram a couple of weeks ago. Watch the video after the cut...

Caitlyn Jenner still not in good terms with Khloe Kardashian as she fails to wish her a happy birthday

Caitlyn Jenner was seen hanging out with some friends in Malibu on Monday and was seen leaving comments on social media but never took the time to wish her step-daughter, Khloe Kardashian who celebrated her birthday yesterday, a happy birthday. The duo have been at loggerheads since Caitlyn Jenner transformed into a woman. More photos after the cut..

Peculiar Okafor: The Person Who Will Rule the World

An interesting and insightful piece by Peculiar Okafor. Enjoy!

I am born to rule,
I am born to reign
I am a barrier breaker,
a line crosser 
We all want to be successful and it seems a lot of people want to rule, but then we have seen mighty people with potential, crumble – and people who no one gave a chance, succeed. But it seems there are characteristics of people who eventually rule the world.

1. The person that will rule the world fully accepts, understands and believes in himself/herself
Being honest about your strengths and weaknesses and believing that you’re still beautiful. e.g  I’m a tall, beautiful, smart, diplomatic person (strength). I am prone to perfectionism/beating myself down (weakness). A healthy self esteem is important in life.

Sunday, June 26

Miss Abuja wins Nigerian Queen 2016 pageant

Nigerian Queen 2016 beauty pageant was held last night in Port harcourt and where Miss Abuja Winifred Uduimoh emerged the winner. Winifred won Most beautiful girl in Edo state 2013 and also Miss Ambassador for peace Niger delta beauty pageant in 2014.

Big congrats to her!

Jennifer Lopez shares her beauty and body confidence secrets: 'Feeling beautiful is an attitude'

The sexy singer in a recent interview with UK Mirror talks about her workout regime and how to feel beautiful inside and out. Enjoy!

We are obsessed with Jennifer Lopez, not least for her banging body and the fact she hasn’t aged in 20 years (she’s 47!). She’s given us some of her secrets to mark the launch of her BodyLab nutrition range, which she must tuck into when she’s not drinking from the fountain of eternal youth…

Omotola shares photos of her daughter, working at BET International awards

Screen goddess Omotola Jalade Ekeinde shared beautiful photos of her daughter, working at yesterday's BET International awards. More beautiful photos after the cut...

Wife of US Governor, Ann LePage takes waitressing job to supplement husband's salary

The wife of Maine Republican Governor, Ann LePage got a waitressing job a few weeks ago to "supplement" her husband's $70,000 per year salary, the lowest of any U.S. governor. The Governor Paul LePage made this known at a recent town hall in Maine.

The LePages live with their dog, in the Augusta governor's mansion and bought a $215,000 Boothbay home two years ago. The governor recently tried but failed to increase his successor's salary to $150,000 per year, above the nearly $135,000 average for all 50 state governors in 2015.

Friday, June 24

Being nasty or nice is in our DNA: researchers explains the evolution of our personalties

Some individuals are genetically programmed to be nice, while others stay nasty.
Now, scientists have created a mathematical model that could explain the evolution of our personalities. The team of international scientists, led by Exeter University, designed the model by examining social behaviour in a range of different species.

Ben Affleck reveals his split from Jennifer Lopez had a negative effect on his career

Hollywood actor, Ben Affleck, has revealed that his career suffered a decline, following his split from popular singer and actress, Jennifer Lopez. Affleck made this known on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, during a chat on “Any Given Wednesday“, hosted by Bill Simmons.

He said, "If you went by what people said … I wasn't cool and I wasn't talented, and I was, like, the lowest rung of cool and talented that you could possibly be in the public consciousness at that time,"
"I had broken up with Jennifer Lopez and I had, like, three or four movies in a row that had bombed."

Alleged wife killer, Lekan Shonde to spend 2 weeks in prison before hearing

A Lagos Magistrate, Oluwayemisi Adelaja,has adjourned the case of Lekan Shonde, an alleged wife killer, to July 8, 2016, two weeks after a recent hearing. Shonde, who before his arrest resided at 3, Tiemo Street, Egbeda area of Lagos state, was accused of murdering his wife, Ronke.

President Buhari regrets resignation of UK Prime Minister, David Cameron

President Buhari has said that he regrets the resignation of British Prime Minister David Cameron, which will come into effect in October this year. In a statement released by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Shehu Garba, President Buhari stated clearly that Nigeria has enjoyed remarkable goodwill, support and understanding under the capable leadership of the outgoing Prime Minister over the years.

Saturday, June 11

Nurses begin indefinite strike in LUTH

Nurses and Midwives at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, on Friday began an indefinite strike.

The nurses and midwives under the aegis of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) are protesting what they called stagnation, non-payment of salary and inadequate facilities.

Not even marriage can cure Denrele's craze

If there was any expectation that marriage would possibly tame Denrele Edun‘s crazy lifestyle, that notion has been firmly put to bed by the eccentric media personality himself.

Famously known for his over-the-edge style of dressing, the lanky weirdo has said his future wife (we’re impatiently waiting for..lol) would have to put up with his lifestyle unless she wants to go ‘hungry’.

Muhammad Ali’s heavenly arrival imagined in this picture

This picture captures the imagination that the newly departed boxing great, Muhammad Ali, who was laid to rest yesterday June 10, was welcomed by some of the greatest people in the world who had gone before him.

Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Ray Charles, Michael Jackson, Prince and even Jesus Christ were spotted in the picture.

The two friends who drowned at Elegushi beach have been buried (Photos)

The two friends Adesola Olubola Ogunmefun and Funmilayo Odusina, who drowned at Elegushi beach on Sunday June 5th, have been buried. They ladies were buried closely to each other at the Ikoyi Cemetery in Lagos yesterday June 10. Really sad! May their souls rest in perfect peace.

Another pic from the burial below...

'It's all lies!' Goalkeeper David De Gea denies forcing girl to have sex with teammates

According to the girl, who revealed in court papers in a trial against a child pornography kingpin popularly known in Spain as Torbe, Spain and Man United's goalkeeper, David De Gea forced her and another girl to have sex with two Under-21 internationals (Muniain and Isco ) in 2012.

More reports emerging from the case reveal that the goalkeeper tried to arrange the girl, who is a prostitute, for five Manchester United players.

Photos from Tonto Dike's surprise birthday party

Tonto Dike-Churchill's husband organized a surprise birthday dinner for her at The Ivory place in Abuja last night. See more photos after the cut...

IBB mustn't die now - Niger state governor

While speaking to journalists at the state capital on Friday, June 10 to welcome the former military president Ibrahim Babangida, the Niger state governor Abubakar Sani Bello has said that the nation still needs the amiable retired army general to be alive for his words of wisdom especially now that the country is facing serious economic and political challenges.

Nigerians react to Amodu Shuaibu's death

Nigerian's have reacted to the shocking death of former Super Eagles coach and NFF Technical Director, Amodu Shuaibu who died in his sleep after complaining of chest pain last night. Making the 2nd of such occurrence after the sudden exit of another ex-Super Eagles coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi who died three days ago. See more below:

Ooni unveils Olokun Park, a 500 unit housing estate in Ile-Ife, Osun state

In his quest to support the government with an infrastructural development agenda with a view to springing up the socio-economic growth of his Kingdom, His Imperial Majesty Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II) Ooni of Ife on Wednesday took another giant stride by unveiling an Estate of 500 housing units of different categories along Ibadan road Ile-Ife in the state of Osun that will shelter hundreds of youths that accompanied him to IFE with various categories of already generated employments.

Accompanied by his Chiefs and some traditional rulers led by the Obalufe of Iremo HRM Oba Idowu Adediwura, Ooni Ogunwusi arrived the Ede road project site venue of the low key ceremony to cut the tape unveiling the estate named OLOKUN PARK.

Transformation toh bahd! Check out the new LASU gate

As shared by Oriental Pixels who is a graduate of LASU, he wrote:
“YES! This Is the new face of my Prestigious Alma Mater! Its so wonderful now to see this beautiful change. Edifice of excellence. God bless Prof Olanrewaju Fagbohun, God bless His Excellency Governor Akinwunmi AMBODE @akinwunmiambode, God Bless Lagos State University. God Bless Lagos State. #lasuite #lagos #nigeria #nikonphotography #landscape_lovers #beautiful #light #architecture #night #nightlife #structure.”
See below what the entrance looked like before this great transformation.

Former Super Eagles coach Amodu Shuaibu is dead

Former Super Eagles coach, Amodu Shuaibu is dead, the NFF announced early this morning Saturday June 11th. The technical director of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), and four-time coach of the national team, reportedly passed on in his sleep Friday night, shortly after complaining of chest pain, He was 58 years of age. May his soul rest in perfect peace!

Friday, June 10

Mr & Miss FCE 2016 holds June 23rd (Full Details)

The biggest college of education in Nigeria, The Federal College of Education (Technology) Akoka-Yaba brings to you one of its unique projects that unites the school community and it’s environs to celebrate talent, brilliance, hard-work, courage, beauty and brains.

This event is known to be the pride of the institution (students and management alike), with huge participation and massive turn out of the students populace.