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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

We didn't receive N100m from Presidency - Chibok community says

Speaking with journalists today at the daily sit out of the Abuja #bringbackourgirls campaign, a leader of the Kibaku Area Development Association of the Chibok community, Dauda Iliya said contrary to media reports, they didn't receive N100m from the presidency. He said only N200,000 was handed to some of the parents.
"On July 22nd at about midnight, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Special duties who has been coordinating the visit from the side of the presidency visited the hotel and told the 51 escaped girls who came that the Presidency sent them a token of a N100, 000 each and accordingly gave them the said money without even a prior knowledge or discussion of any other person in the community that was around the vicinity of the hotel. The Senior special assistant equally gave the sum of N200,000 each to 61 parents out of the 122 that came on the visit. 61 parents were given N100,000 each on the basis that the money given to them was not enough to go round at the agreed amount of N200,000 each. The remaining parents were not given any money at all" he said

10 year old girl found wearing explosive device apparatus in Katsina

A 10 year old girl strapped with an explosive belt was yesterday July 29th discovered by security forces in company of two other people, a man and an 18 year old girl, while traveling along a road in Katsina state.

The DG of the National Information Center, Mr Mike Omeri said this while briefing news men at the National Information Center;
"Security forces on Tuesday, July 29, at about 10pm along Zaria Road, Tudun Wada of Funtua Metropolis, arrested three suspects believed to be members of the Boko Haram sect. The three suspects consisted a male named Iliya Haliru, and two females – Zainab Musa, 18, and Hadiza Musa, 10. The three suspects were arrested in a Honda CRV. When they were directed to disembark for security check, 10-year-old Hadiza was discovered to have been strapped with an explosive belt. And immediately, Iliya and Zainab made attempt to escape with the car but were later blocked by other concerned Nigerians and subsequently arrested. The police successfully unstrapped the explosive.”
He appealed to parents to monitor their wards so they do not get initiated into such evil acts.

Guests using toilet at posh hotel can be seen by passers-by after window design blunder

Guests using toilet at a newly opened posh hotel in Berlin can be seen from the street by passers-by after architects messed up the window design.

Several passers-by on the street below the 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin have been taking pictures of guests at the hotel as they use the toilets in their room, prompting the hotel to put up notices which read: ‘Please be careful, not only the monkeys are watching", pending when they fix the blunder

According to reports, the architect who designed the restaurant area in the 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin thought the toilets should be placed next to the floor-to-ceiling windows, despite the building being only ten storeys tall.
The hotel, which offers great views of the Berlin Zoo, unfortunately also now offers jobless pedestrians an eye-ful if they look up.

Next Movie Star Reloaded Winner Gets Star Prize

Akinwale Oluwafeyisekemi Ayomiposi has been presented with the grand Prize of a Hyundai IX 35 SUV for emerging the overall winner of the Next Movie Star Africa Reloaded 2013 at a winners party held recently.

Feyisekemi also won three Movie Contract and cash prize of Two Hundred thousand Naira for her effort while Ola Adebolu who emerged first runners up got Two hundred thousand Naira and a 32 inch LCD TV while  Nwanma Odefa got a 24 inch LCD TV and cash prize of a hundred thousand Naira.Magreth Vaeveni Shikuyele and Chimezie Imoh  the third and forth runners up  won cash prizes of a hundred thousand naira each. Continue...

President Jonathan officially launches 64-page e-passport

President Jonathan today officially launched and obtained the new 64-page e-passport. According to presidential spokesperson, Reuben Abati;
"The new 64-pg e-passport helps frequent travelers, it's gender friendly, forestalls identity theft, cheaper for the aged and low income earners, conforms with international best practices."
"Cost of new e-passport for below 18yrs and 60 years and above is N8,750; change of name as a result of marriage or divorce is also N8,750
"The existing e-passport is 32pp; new one is 64pp but it is strictly for frequent travelers. Please note, it does not invalidate the 32 pp"

President condemns terrorist attacks at Kano College and Potiskum

Another bombing, another condemnation. Find the State House press release below...
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan deplores the continuing terrorist assault on Kano and the heinous bombing of the Aminu Kano College of Islamic and Legal Studies today.
He similarly deplores the attacks on two mosques in Potiskum, Yobe State yesterday.
President Jonathan condemns the repeated targeting of worshippers, and   innocent students who are the nation’s future by depraved terrorists.
He believes that the callous attacks on soft targets fully affirm that the terrorists are nothing but bloodthirsty adherents of a warped and retrogressive ideology.

Raunchy pics: Zoe Saldana poses nude for Women's Health mag

Before she got pregnant, actress Zoe Saldana posed completely nude for Women's Health magazine. See the naked pic after the cut...

The secret to younger looking skin is now on online stores thanks to Kanuri Secrets

Staying young, getting rid of spots, sunburn and pimples has proven to be a very difficult task for women and men in Nigeria, and many skin care specialists have attributed it to the harsh nature of the sun and airborne pollution. 

“How do I remove Sun burn”, “How can I look younger”, “My Husband/wife isn’t feeling my game like they used to” “How can I clear all these pimples”. Etc., are some of the questions everyone has & Kanuri Secrets, approved distributors of the T5 Fat Burners ( in Nigeria has a special product that will help answer these questions. Continue...

Doting father: Obafemi Martin takes a stroll with son

The footballer photographed taking a stroll with his youngest son..

Is it ever okay for a woman to propose to a man?

It was a taboo many decades back but things have since changed...but has it changed to the extent that it's now okay for a woman to propose to her man? Would you do it? If not, why not?

Kanye reportedly resisting second baby with Kim

These oyibo reporters can like to report anything they Just two months after Kanye spent millions of dollars to marry the woman he's obviously obsessed with, insiders claim he is now reluctant to have a second baby with her

 Sources tell Radar Online,
“Kim has made no secret for her desire to get pregnant right away with another baby. However, Kanye is resisting because he is going to be going on a world wide tour after the release of his upcoming album. The couple doesn’t even have their own house to live in! It’s just too much chaos for Kanye to handle.”
What’s more, “It doesn’t help that the couple have been fighting a lot ever since they got married,” the source continued. “Kanye can’t understand Kim’s love of just lounging around for days at a time.”

JM Films Exclusive: Masterclass with Gbemi O.O

As Gbemi O.O celebrates 10 years in the radio industry, she sits down with JM Films to share her personal journey and rise. Gbemi talks about key career highlights, family, relationships and advice for aspiring radio OAPs. Enjoy! Follow: @JM_FilmsTV

Many feared killed as female suicide bomber attacks Kano Poly

Not again! Another female suicide bomber blew herself up at the administration building of Kano State Polytechnic this afternoon July 30th around 2.45 as students were checking their results in the school.

Kano State Police Command confirmed the blast, saying a female teenager blew herself up targeting prospective corps members who went to school to check their NYSC posting. They said at least two students died in the blast while 7 others were seriously injured and have been taken to the hospital.

Have you guys noticed how it's now women blowing themselves up?

Photos: Billionaire daughter Nene Ibru shows off hot bikini bod

HKN gang artist Sina Rambo's hot girlfriend Nene Ibru shows off her hot body while on vacation at Amalfi Coast in Italy.

Beyonce combats latest divorce rumors

If Beyonce had tried to defend her husband when her sister attacked him in that elevator, I don't think she would be constantly defending her marriage now. Yesterday rumors spread that Beyonce was divorcing Jay Z after she was allegedly spotted apartment hunting without him.

As the rumors spread yesterday Beyonce calmly posted a picture on Instagram of Jay Z and Blue Ivy captioning the photo, "My favorite hue is Jay Z Blue,', in an effort to rubbish the reports.

Jay Z and Beyonce also have 84 million reasons they have to stay together…

Page Six is reporting that Jay Z and Beyonce are raking in $4million a night on the "On the Run Tour', independent of ticket sales, totaling a staggering $84million for them to share. Ticket sales for the 21 stop tour are expected to exceed $100 million.

Thermocool rewards customers as it celebrates 40 years of quality heritage

Guess who is celebrating 4 solid decades of innovation in Nigeria! It’s Thermocool! Yes, Thermocool is rolling out the drums to celebrate 40 years of innovative, functional and great quality products. For 40 years, Thermocool has been Nigeria’s most trusted and reliable household brand, providing customers with high quality range of household appliances and has remained the number one brand for major domestic appliances in Nigeria.  

Thermocool understands customer needs like no other brand and has therefore decided to reward its loyal customers as a way of extending appreciation to them for choosing Thermocool. Continue...

Photo: Man stabs friend over N2,000 debt

The Edo state Police command has arrested a man identified as Oruma who allegedly stabbed his 20-year-old friend, Frederick Eze (pictured above), in the neck over a N2,000 debt.

Punch reports that Frederick, who was angry that Oruma had not paid his money, accosted him at the Oza area of the state & seized a property belonging to Frederick, who is an ice cream factory worker from Ebonyi state. A fight broke out between them and Oruma broke a bottle and stabbed Frederick in the neck.

Frederick lost conciousness after losing so much blood. He was rushed to a private hospital on a wheelbarrow after several cab drivers declined to take him.

Confirming the arrest, the Police Public Relations Officer, Edo State Command, Noble Uwoh, said, “He has been arrested. The two people in the matter are friends.” he said

Too sad! New born baby found in dustbin in Enugu (photo)

A new born baby was found laying dead in a dustbin at Hilltop Gate adjacent St Peters Chapel UNN this morning July 30th. No one around the area saw who dropped the baby. The area is mainly occupied by students from the university (UNN) so many believe that it could only have been a female student. See the pic after the cut... *brace's too sad*

Kim K lashes out at Adrienne Bailon for saying association with her family ruined her career

In an interview with Latina magazine, singer, reality star & Rob Kardashian's ex-girlfriend Adrienne Bailon said one of the things that affected her career was appearing on the Kardashian reality show.
"To be stuck with that Kardashian label, that was so hurtful to me and to my career. I probably realized that too late – not that it would've affected my decisions in terms of who I dated, but it would've affected my decision to appear on the show." she said
Talking about Rob, who was her first love, Adrienne said people still give a hard time for hurting him
‘It's common knowledge that he cheated on me. It always bothered me that people were like, “Pero, why couldn’t you forgive him?" Why are women always the ones who have to forgive? If you cheated on a man, he would be like, “You're disgusting, and I want nothing to do with you.” But women, we're supposed to be like, “He messed up. He made a mistake.”. In my situation, it wasn't like, “Oh my God! I made a mistake!”’ she admitted. ‘He strategically planned things out so that he could cheat on me, and that to me was so disloyal.’
Immediately the interview was made available online, Kim K took to twitter to slam her...continue..

Lagos LG Chairman picks TV presenter as 6th wife

The Chairman of the Ibeji-Lekki local government area in Lagos state, Hon Semiu Kemi Surakat has picked a TV presenter with the Lagos State Television, LTV, Kemi Fahm as his 6th wife, Encomium magazine reports.

Hon Surakat got married to the TV personality at a private court wedding which held on Thursday July 17th at the Ikeja marriage registry. This will be his sixth shot at marriage while this would be the second for Ms Kemi Fahm who is a single mother with two boys.

Mrs Kemi Fahm-Sukarat is the anchor of the LTV programme, Conference 57, which is dedicated to the activities of the 57 local government councils in the state. Reports say her husband has started showering her with gifts. He is said to have just moved her to a new apartment in Lekki and bought her a new car.

Airtel Unveils Internet Bundles for Android Devices

Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has taken yet another bold step in realization of its corporate vision of becoming the No1 mobile Internet service provider in Nigeriaas it announces the introduction of Internet Bundles for Android devices.

According to Airtel, the new value offering, which is first of its kind in the country, is consistent with its key objective of providing innovative and affordable mobile Internet solutions that will make life simpler, exciting and more enjoyable for telecoms consumers across the country. Continue...

Jim Iyke featured in UK Daily Mail for fleeing Liberia over Ebola scare

For fleeing Monrovia, Liberia because of fear of the Ebola virus, actor Jim Iyke gets a feature on UK Daily Mail

Video: Actor Orlando Bloom throws punch at Justin Bieber

Orlando Bloom is such an The 37 year old actor has been filmed taking a swing at singer Justin Bieber, 20, early this morning Wednesday July 30th in Ibizi while out with friends.

According to TMZ, who obtained the video of the altercation, Justin and Orlando were in popular Cipriani Restaurant which was parked with other celebs including Diddy and Paris Hilton, when the confrontation happened.
"You don't see Orlando swing (in the video), but the eyewitnesses tell us that's exactly what happened. We're told Justin ducked the punch. That's where the video starts and you hear Justin scream, "What's up bitch?". We're told when Bieber left the crowd applauded." TMZ reports.
Now why would Orlando Bloom attack Justin? It has to do with his ex-wife Miranda Kerr. Continue for the full gist and video of the fight...

Plenty more pics from pastor Matthew Ashimolowo's sons wedding

Here are more photos from the church wedding ceremony between KICC Head Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo's son Tomi Ashimolowo and his beau Dorothy Jeneba Kamara, which took place on Saturday July 26th in Kent. Continue..

Fans come for Tonto Dikeh again for calling her staff a maid

Last time Tonto Dikeh called her house-help a maid, she was slammed by her fans. She's done it again ...guess she doesn't care what people think. She shared the pic above of herself and the lady wearing same outfit and described her as daughter/friends/maid.

See what some had to say about it after the cut...

New pics from Dr Sid and Simi Osomo's traditional wedding

Such a beautiful couple. See more pics after the cut...

GberaTinrin Studios Presents: A Day With Tundey

Earlier this year, Tundey released his debut video *NA E*. The afro pop artist gives you a little more insight to his life and typical day in 'A Day With Tundey' a short video documentary.

The GberaTinrin Studios signed Afro pop artist's newest single Dundu is currently enjoying massive airplay in southwest Nigeria and has been charting on Beat FM and Star FM's Ibadan Top Ten countdown for the past 6 weeks. As well as Splash FM's next rated chart. Continue...

Wise words from comedian Wale Gates

I agree! See more tweets after the cut... owner pens an open letter to Nicki Minaj

Chuck Creekmur (pictured right), the owner of owner pens an open letter to Nicki Minaj condemning her very racy Anaconda cover art, where her entire butt is exposed.

In a column on Mommy Noir Chuck writes,
Dear Nicki Minaj,
I own AllHipHop has been historically uber supportive of the rapper Nicki Minaj. That’s you, homie! When I say historically, we can take it all the way back to when you had to stand in line to get into parties or those grimy underground videos you once pumped out on the streets. You know, that period of time before Lil Wayne and Young Money. Along the way, something changed. Continue...

Jim Iyke flees Liberia amid reports of Ebola outbreak

The actor who was in Monrovia, Liberia for business, left the country a few hours ago following reports of the virus spreading in the country. He shared a pic of himself at the airport saying though his business is unfinished, he was leaving because he's scared. Who can blame him?

Hot photos of Mr. Universe Nigeria 2014 contestants

Here are pics of the 2014 Mr. Universe Nigeria contestants. The grand finale will hold on August 3rd at the Bespoke Event Center, Lekki, 24 of the most captivating, self-assured and handsome looking men would vie to become the Next Mr Universe Nigeria. See more photos after the cut...

New York in Lagos. Brand new lounge from 355 now open!

355 restaurant and lounge opened its doors December 2013 in the heart of Victoria Island Lagos, at 9a Oko – Awo Street of Adetokunbo Ademola.

The lounge derives its inspiration from the city of New York (USA) and serves both Mexican and continental menu Options.It aims to cater to the discerning individual who is either looking for nostalgic experience or yearning to try something different from norm. Continue...

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Doctor who treated more than 100 Ebola patients dies from the virus

The Sierra Leonean doctor who treated more than 100 Ebola patients has also died. Dr Sheik Umar Khan (pictured above), who was hailed as a national hero for disregarding his own health and helping sick patients, died today July 29th from the disease after being diagnosed with the virus last week. He contacted the virus despite wearing protective gear when treating patients.

In an interview last month, the 39yr old doctor had expressed fears for his life because of his constant contact with Ebola patients.
"I am afraid for my life. Health workers are prone to the disease because we are the first port of call for somebody who is sickened by the disease. Even with the full protective clothing you put on, you are at risk" He told Reuters
His death comes days after a senior doctor at Liberia's largest hospital, Samuel Brisbane, died on Saturday at an Ebola treatment centre in Monrovia. 3 nurses working in the same Ebola treatment centre alongside Khan also died from the disease last week. Several other medics have been infected.

Caught on camera: Disturbing moment mistress is stripped in public by female gang

Disturbing footage of a young woman’s vicious beating has gone viral on Chinese micro-blogging website Weibo.

Pictures of the brutal attack, which reportedly occurred outside a karaoke television bar in China's south-eastern city of Yulin, Guangxi province, show the unidentified female being stripped and savagely kicked and had her hair pulled by four woman as stunned witnesses filmed the incident.

The helpless victim – who wore a black top and grey leggings before being stripped – can be seen curled up on the floor, shielding her chest as the other woman undress her in public. Continue...

President Jonathan didn’t give Chibok parents N100m - Doyin Okupe

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs Doyin Okupe has denied that President Jonathan gave any money to Chibok parents. Who do you believe?

Looks like presidency may have given money to Chibok parents

There are reports that the presidency gave Chibok parents N100million after they met with him last week, a report that they've since denied. But from this tweet above from #bringbackourgirls convener, Mrs Oby Ezekwesili, it looks like it may be true.

So the money was given to them for what? Is it okay to give them money?

Photo of the day

Our president riding with Charly Boy on his bike. Don't know exactly when the pic was taken...

Ciara and Future end their engagement? Side chick revealed...

How do heck do you get involved with a man who has three children with three different women and has never been married? If he wasn't faithful and didn't marry any of them, what makes you think he will be different with you? Even if you're Ciara?

It looks like the singer is now just a baby mama as inside sources claim she and Future have ended their engagement amid rumors of a secret side chick…

US blogger Sandra Rose uncovered evidence that Future may be secretly dating his stylist Tyrina Lee and that the engagement between Ciara and Future is definitely off. Continue...

Le Reve Events presents Music Meets Runway 2014: The African Edition

Le Reve Events is proud to announce the 4th Annual Music Meets Runway, ‘The African Edition’, scheduled to hold in December 2014. Music Meets Runway is an annual event recognized for providing a platform for the most creative designers, to showcase their latest collections accompanied by live performances from popular musical acts. It is the celebration of both music & fashion on one stage! Continue...

Did GEJ give Chibok parents N100million? There's new controversy

A new controversy is brewing in Chibok village, with parents of the abducted girls alleging that they have been shortchanged by Chibok community leaders who received N100million cash gift from the Presidency, on their behalf.

Channels TV reports
Although a presidential aide denied any such gift to Chibok parents, through their leaders, one parent, Mr Abdu Halidu, told the BBC that he got only N200, 000 from the money.
Now the parents of the missing girls are saying that the amount shared to them is unacceptable. According to Mr Halidu “I got only N200, 000 out of the said N100 million. Some of us got N300,000 and some less than that. Our leaders in Abuja are using the girls to enrich themselves and this is unacceptable.” Continue...