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Friday, 31 July 2015

Dolapo Interviews Ja Rule, Reekardo Banks, Continues Search for Celebrity Assistant on ‘The Marcy Project’

American gruff-voiced rapper, Ja-rule surely had a great time on ‘The Marcy Project’ as he talked to Dolapo about his experience in Nigeria, his new song and auto-biography titled, "The Highs and Lows of Becoming a Man" written to inspire young people by giving them a message of hope. Also, our very own, Reekardo Banks shared his thoughts on what it feels like to be part of the Mavin’s. "It’s like working with not just the winning team but the best team". During her project for the day, Dolapo showed us her search for a celebrity assistant is still on. Watch the highlights below. See more photos...

Fire Razes Mechanic Village, Kills Three Siblings in Lagos

Fire razed the Mechanic Village in Oke Afa area of Isolo, Lagos and killed three siblings in their sleep. The fire was said to have broken out at midnight behind Jakande Estate, Oke Afa in Isolo while people were sleeping.

Ebube Nwagbo, Faithia Balogun, Amanda Ebeye Grace BON Award 2015 Venue Announcement

These are photos from the announcement of venue of Best of Nollywood awards (BON) 2015. The award will hold in Ondo state, as announced by the governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, on Thursday. Present at the event include, Segun Arinze, Amanda Ebeye, Professor Kole Omotoso, Odia Ofeimun, Gbenga Adeyinka, Alex Ekubo, Ebube Nwagbo, Faithia Williams, and Seun Oloketuyi, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Best of Nollywood. See more photos…

Dino Melaye Explains Why Escorted Saraki's Wife to EFCC

Senator Dino Melaye, has defended his recent visit to the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).  The Senator was sighted at the EFCC office during the interrogation of wife of the Senate President, Toyin Saraki, by the anti-graft agency. Melaye in a statement entitled: "Stand Up For What You Believe In," and issued on Friday in Abuja, said he has made sacrifices for the country and had survived assignation attempts.

Pastor Arrested with 14-yr-old Girl at Cemetery in Delta

Officers of Delta state Police Command arrested a Pastor, identified as Oro Oboreh with a 14-year-old girl at Ozoro cemetery in Delta state.

Photos: Dolapo Oni Speaks on Nike Brand & Fitness

We asked model actress, TV host and Media personality Dolapo Oni to tell us how she keeps her energy levels on track by regularly working out, even on those days when she is in between cities and continents.

Heritage Bank Pledges Special Support for Female Entrepreneurs

Heritage Bank has again assured female entrepreneurs in the country of its willingness to partner with them to strengthen their role as major drivers of national economic growth.vNational economic growth, the bank observes, can only be achieved where the role of women as co-pilots in the economic management of a nation, as refined major stakeholders in the society, as silent driving force in any country and as lives shapers, is fully recognized.

Seyilaw Visits Alma Mata, Donates Books (Photos)

Top comedian, Seyilaw is getting set for his 10th anniversary on stage. After visiting General Hospital, Marina, he is in his Alma Mata, Methodist Boy’s High School, Victoria Island, Lagos. He donated books to the school library. See more photos…

Photos: Anti-Gay Activist Stabs 6 at Gay Pride March in Jerusalem

The annual Gay Pride march took place in Jerusalem on Thursday, but an Orthodox Jewish assailant, Schlissel stabbed and wounded six participants. Marchers numbering about 5,000 and waving banners were heading down an avenue when an ultra-Orthodox man jumped into the crowd and plunged a knife into some of them, witnesses said. Police arrested Shlissel at the scene. It is understood that Schlissel was only released from prison three weeks ago following his 2005 attack which injured three people. See more photos…

Photos: Jude Okoye Celebrates Wife on Birthday

Jude Okoye, the elder brother and manager of Peter and Paul Okoye of P-Square has dropped few words for his wife, Ifeoma Michelle Okoye as she turns a year older. "Happy birthday to my wife, friend and Mama Adanna. May all your heart desires be granted UJN. Love you always," he wrote. The mother of one equally shared photos of her pretty face on instagram, with a message of being thankful for her husband and baby.  "365 days gone by,, I'm thankful for life, good health, prosperity, my beautiful baby Emma, my wonderful and amazing husband, my family(the Umeokeke and the Okoyes) my awesome friends too..wishing my beautiful self a big happy birthdayyyyyyyyyyyyy..I love MEEE!" See more photos...

Armed Robbers now Disguise as Bank Customers on ATM Queues at Night

Armed robbers now disguise as bank customers and hang round ATM Machines at night, attack customers and rob them.  On July 30, 2015 at about 12:10am a male bank customer went to withdraw money from one of the ATMs at the CBD, three young men pretending to be also there to withdraw money attacked him.

Nollywood Is 2nd Largest Film Industry Worldwide – Al Jazeera

According to Al Jazeera,  Nollywood is now priced at $5 billion and makes more films than Hollywood in the U.S, but less than the largest film industry, India’s Bollywood. Nigeria's film industry has only 14 cinemas available to a country that is home to more than 170 million people. Each week, Nollywood creates as many as 50 original Nigerian films.

Explosion Hits Popular Motor Park in Maiduguri

Around 6am this morning, a bomb explosion hit a crowded motor park in Maiduguri, Borno state. The explosion is estimated to have killed dozens of people as it occurred at a busy location where tricycles drivers pick passengers.

Graphic Photos: Fatal Accident Kill 4 on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway this Morning

More than three people died instantly, while many were injured in a fatal auto crash that occurred early this morning on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The accident involved a trailer and buses. Our road users and recklessness! See more photos (graphic)…

Photos: Wunmi Obe Flaunts Weight Loss on Birthday

Veteran musician, Wunmi Obe, the better half of Tunde Obe is "truly thankful for another year," as she turns a year older today. Mrs Obe has shared pictures revealing how far she has gone in losing weight, and she looks very pretty and good. See one more photo after the cut...

Photos: Khloe Kardashian Signs Fitness Class

The star of Keeping Up with Kardashians, Khloe Kardashian is fighting to keep reducing her weight. She joined a a fitness class with her friends to get more sexy body. 

Zuriel Oduwole Makes First Hollywood Directing Debut

She is the youngest person in the world to be featured in Forbes Magazine at age 10 in 2013, the youngest person in the world to meet and interview more than 15 World leaders (Presidents & Prime  Ministers), the youngest person in the world to be featured in ELLE Magazines Global 33 Women's List. Zuriel Oduwole is the youngest person in the world to self produce and show her film in commercial cinema chains, the only African to make Business Insiders Global Powerful 100 list. The youngest person in the world to address more than 23,000 children in 9 countries on Education issues, the youngest business and feature guest on global networks CNBC, CNN African Voices, BBC Africa and Bloomberg TV, and now comes her newest new accolade.

Ondo State to Host BON 2015

The wait has ended. So have the guesses. This year, the Best of Nollywood Awards holds December 12th in Akure, Ondo State. The governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, made this announcement Thursday morning at a meeting with the organisers of BON and select Nollywood stars inside his stately country home in Ondo town, Ondo State. "On behalf of the good people of Ondo State and me, we are set to host the Best of Nollywood Awards this year. We will give spirit and soul to the awards ceremony because it would be held in the best and only international events centre in Nigeria. Our new Dome would make the Expo Centre in Lagos look like a village kitchen," he boasted.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Joke Silva Buries Mother (Photos)

Nollywood veteran actress, Joke Silva has buried her mother, Dr. Mrs Marianne Abimbola Silva today, July 30, 2015. The Mass was held at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Lagos. Those present at funeral include, Interim president, Ernest Shonekan and wife of former Ekiti state governor, Mrs Bisi Fayemi and many others. See more photos after the cut…

EFCC Arrests Sacked NIMASA DG over Multi-million Naira Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested the immediate past Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Ziakede Akpobolokemi, two weeks after he was fired from his post. Mr.  Akpobolokemi was reportedly arrested in Lagos Thursday morning and was detained at the Lagos office of the EFCC in the Ikoyi area of the city.

Nigerian Chigozie Obioma, 12 Others for Man Booker Prize

A Nigerian, Chigozie Obioma is among the 13 writers listed for ‘Man Booker Dozen’, for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize announced Wednesday, July 29 . This year’s longlist of 13 books was selected by a panel of five judges chaired by Michael Wood, and also comprising Ellah Wakatama Allfrey, John Burnside, Sam Leith and Frances Osborne. The judges considered 156 books for this year’s prize.

Graphic Photos: Man Slaughters Barber, Dumps Parts on Roadside in Akwa-Ibom

A 32-year-old man, Stephen Onowa, from Njikoka in Anambra State, allegedly slaughtered one Daniel Bassey Solomon, a professional barber, who hails from Uruan LGA,akwa-Ibom state. After killing him, he butchered his body, with head, hands and legs cut-off, carefully stacked inside bags and dumped in the nearby bush. The shocking act took place in the early hours of Tuesday, 28th July, on Itu Road, a stone-throw to the University of Uyo. Continue, but there are extremely graphic photos below…

‎Nigeria will be One of Most Populous Countries in World by 2050 – UN

The UN in its new population predictions has said that by 2050 three of the 10 most populous countries in the world will be in Africa. Continue to see the estimated population.

Actress Jennifer Uzoma on Her Career & Lifestyle + Shares Photos

Budding actress, Jennifer Uzoma is one of the most sought after fresh hands in Nollywood. She came into the industry in 2005, while in the university studying Political Science. Jennifer, who hails from Imo state recently had a chat with Julia Blaise Blog (JBB) where she spoke about the challenges she has faced in Nollywood, sacrifices made to movie roles and why she likes acting. Read on!

New South African Pastor Rides on Members like Horses, Makes them Eat Soap

A new strange “man of God” has emerged in South Africa.  Prophet Agabus Nawa of Embassy of Glory Christ Centre, who hails from Mafikeng, North West, has started mysterious things with his followers. He was pictured riding on the back of members of his congregation like horses, and commanded them to eat soap. He claimed that he can command bath soap to taste like chocolate and make members of his congregation fall in deep sleep like God made Adam do. See more photos…

Gen Abbah Appointed Head New Multinational Task Force to Fight Boko Haram

A general to lead the new Multinational Task Force to fight militant Islamist group Boko Haram has been named in the person of Major General Iliya Abbah.

Caitlyn & Kris Jenner Meet Face to Face after Transition

Bruce Jenner now Caitlyn Jenner has finally come face to face with his ex-wife, Kris Jenner after his transition.  A source confirms that the two exes met at Caitlyn’s Malibu house yesterday for their first face-to-face get together, undoubtedly an emotional moment for both.

Court Orders Police to Pay N18m Fine to 3 Transporters

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday ordered the Nigeria Police Force to pay a fine of N18 million for illegally selling off three fuel tanker trailers belonging to three fuel tanker owners. Dauda Jibril, Vwede Akpohonor and William Onos, had in 2007 sued the Inspector-General of Police over the unlawful selling off their tanker trailers by the police during the pendency of a suit.

Fresh Army Shake-Up Affects 95 Generals

A massive shake-up has been carried out by the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Tukur Buratai, which affected 95 generals. The shake-up in the army also included the appointment of new General Officers Commanding the Divisions of the Nigerian Army as well as new Principal Staff Officers to run the affairs of Army headquarters.

Former LG Councilor Dies in Generator Fire

Generator fire reportedly killed a former Supervisory Councilor in the Kosofe Local Government Area, Olu Ogunbanjo and razed his music shop in Oworonshoki, Lagos state.  Ogunbanjo, who served in the LGA between 2003 and 2007, sustained severe degree of burnt that led to his death at the General Hospital, Gbagada.

I will Come Back to Life as Gay Man - Kenny Badmus

Top brand guru, Kenny Badmus who has opened up on his gay lifestyle, has declared that he will like to come back to life as a gay man if he will ever come back to the world. Kenny, who now resides in America took to his Facebook page to download his feelings, saying that will date men in the open in his next life.

COSON & HIPTV to Storm Nigeria With COSON Week

Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), the nation’s sole government approved collective management organization for musical works and sound recordings in partnership with Nigeria’s leading entertainment television channel, HipTv, has set the ball rolling for the forth coming COSON Week scheduled to take place from November 1 to 7; a series of events that have been described as the world cup of Nigerian entertainment.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Controversy Trails Ooni of Ife’s Death as Traditional Council Insist He’s Alive

Controversy is trailing the death of Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuade, Olubuse II as the Royal Traditional Council, RTC, of the town, insisted that the paramount ruler is alive and in good state of health.

Boko Haram Supply Routes Cut by Nigerian Airforce

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) through its intensified and persistent efforts in the ongoing fight against Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) has intercepted over 4,000 drums and jerry cans of petroleum products and other smuggled items. 

Photos: Seyilaw, Wife Visit Hospital, Hospice to Mark 10yrs Anniversary

Top stand-up comedian, Seyilaw, wife and crew have kicked off activities for his 10th year anniversary celebration. Today, they visited General Hospital, Marina, and the Heart of Gold Hospices, Surulere, Lagos state with gift items and cash too.

Otti's Attempted Assassination Story & Ikpeazu’s Weird Judgment

The attention of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the April general elections in Abia state, Dr. Alex Otti, has been drawn to the unwarranted reaction of Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu to the attack on a private guest house in Abuja, where Otti stays by unknown gunmen in the early hours of Friday.

Uzo Spirit Set For European Tour

Versatile R&B and reggae singer, Uzochukwu Innocent, famously known as Uzo Spirit, has been billed to commence his musical tour of Europe in September this year. Uzo Spirit, who is still basking in the euphoria of the success recorded by his Cold Fire video, is set to break new barriers with his much anticipated tour of Europe. The video of Cold Fire, a love song from the gifted singer was directed by Aje Films, an award-winning music video director, while the audio was produced by Molar Smith.

Buhari in Cameroon, Holds talk with Biya on How to Tackle Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Cameroon and is set to hold a closed-door discussion with President Paul Biya on how to battle Boko Haram. See more photos…

Sound Sultan Attacked by Robbers

Sound Sultan and his friends were attacked by robbers today. The ‘men of underworld’ stole everything they had, but no harm befell them. We thank God!

Senate Launches Four Committee to Carry Out Quality Legislation

Four Committees were today inaugurated by the senate to help carry out its core assignment of providing quality legislation. These committees will enable the senate to engage with the public more effectively, organize the senate to deliver on its day to day calendar and maintain the integrity of the legislative activities of the senate. Below are the list of committees…

Photos: Flood Takes Over Major Roads in Asaba

Flood is taking over major roads in Asaba, Delta state, following the heavy downpour which began at the weekend.  Vehicle users, tricycle riders and pedestrians have been groaning as the flood has remained a perennial challenge in the state capital.

IGP to Modernise Nigeria Police Finger Print Data Base

… Partner with U.K based Association of Criminal Records Office (ACRO)

In a bid to retool the Nigeria Police Security architecture, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon E. Arase NPM, fdc has entered into a robust fusion with Association of Criminal Records Office, based in the United Kingdom (UK).

Platini Declares Intention to Run for FIFA Presidency

The FIFA Presidential election might be hotter than we expect. This is because, the President of the European Football Association (UEFA), Michel Platini, has confirmed he will also run for FIFA presidency.

Graphic Photos of Murdered Female Suicide Bombers Disguised as Business Ladies with Handbags Filled with Explosives

Female suicide bombers/terrorists disguised as normal ladies attending their daily routine, with handbags fully loaded with explosives, but their mission was unsuccessful  as they were exposed and killed by Nigerian army. The suicide bombers were riding in a Toyota Highlander SUV to Maiduguri, Borno state when they were accosted by troops, who rained bullets on the vehicle, killing the terrorists. See more photos...

Study Reveals Kissing Can Cause Cancer

A medical study has revealed that kissing can cause cancer. Kissing has overtaken smoking and drinking as the leading risk factor for developing head and neck cancers. The humble French kiss can pass on human papilloma virus (HPV), and Head of Maxillofacial and Head and neck Surgery at the Royal Darwin Hospital, Dr Mahiban Thomas, said the virus was responsible for a ‘tsunami’ of cancer cases.

Photos: People Chase PHCN Officials by Tying Charms on Electricity Pole

It appears many people are thoroughly fed up with the activities of officials of Power Holdings Company of Nigeria (PHCN). To stop them from disconnecting their electricity cabels, residents of Guraka, Tafa local government area of Niger state tied diabolical charms on electric poles. See photos…

Niger Bans Wearing of Muslim Veil

Barely one month after the use of Islamic veil was banned in Cameroon, Niger Republic has banned the wearing of the full-face Islamic veil in Diffa region which borders Nigeria.