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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Femi Gbajabiamila announced as House Majority leader

Femi Gbajabiamila has been announced as the House of Representatives majority leader. Speaker
Yakubu Dogara announced his appointment at the resumed sitting of the house earlier today.

Buba Jibrin (Northcentral) was announced as Deputy Majority Leader, while Alhassan Doguwa (Northwest) was announced as Chief Whip and Pally Iriase (Southsouth) is Deputy Whip.

Retirement and Savings: 5 reasons why you should start early

When you hear about retirement and savings what comes to your mind? So many people especially young people, do not think about retirement but it is important that they start as early as they can to plan for it. Everyone wants to live to a good, old age.

Coco shows off growing baby bump (photo)

After 14 years of marriage, glamour model Coco Austin, 36, and her husband, rapper/actor Ice T are expecting their first child together. Coco announced the happy news during a taping of their new talk show on Friday which will air on August 3rd
"I will reveal the gender of baby & how pregnant I really am on our talkshow, @iceandcocotalk on Aug 3rd! I think you'll be a little shocked" she tweeted yesterday

81 senators deliver vote of confidence on the leadership of Saraki as Senate President

This is the list of 81 senators who raised the motion to pass a vote of confidence on Senate leadership as shared on Twitter by Saraki's media aide, Banks Omishore. More after the cut...

Obama comes for African leaders who have refused to leave power

While speaking to African leaders at the African Union Headquarters in Ethiopia today July 28th, President Obama asked African leaders to leave office whenever their tenure comes to an end and shaded the heck out of Mugabe and Burundi president. What he said below...
"I am in my second term. Its been an extraordinary privilege for me to serve as President of the United States. I love my work but under our constitution I cannot run again. I actually think I am a pretty good president. I think if I ran I could win. But I can't. So there is a lot that I will like to do to keep America moving but the law is the law and no one person is above the law. Not even the president. And I will be honest with you.

29 killed in fresh Boko haram attacks in Borno

No fewer than 29 people lost their lives after Boko Haram members attacked Dille community and other surrounding villages of Askira Uba Local Government Area in Borno state yesterday July 27th.

A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Jubrin Satumari confirmed the recent attack and said his plea for more troops to be drafted to his constituency has over time fallen on deaf ears

Study at a World Top 300 University this September

Plymouth University International College’s representative will be at the BCIE Abuja office on the 31st of July between 11am and 3pm for a face-to-face conversation about course options and the excellent facilities on offer. PUIC and Plymouth University are delighted to announce the "Plymouth University Pathway Scholarship Scheme" for September 2015.

"Poverty is not an excuse for failure. Do something!" - Auma Obama

Some inspiring quotes by President Obama's sister, Auma.
"When Barack first came to Kenya he slept in a small camping bed in my flat"
"I once drove Barack in my battered beetle here in Kenya. 27 years later he gave me a ride in the Beast. Poverty is not an excuse for failure. Everyone can succeed. Do something!"

Wow! Lady shares pics of her parents holding hands 14yrs after their divorce

Wow, spotted this on Twitter. The lady's divorced parents held hands and seemed really at ease with each other at her graduation. See more photos after the cut...

Ex Akwa Ibom gov, Akpabio announced as Senate Minority Leader

Immediate past governor of Akwa Ibom state, Godswill Akpabio has been announced as the Senate Minority leader. His nomination is against the rules of the senate that exempts first time senators from becoming Senate Minority leaders. He was nominated by the South South Senators in the Senate. Senator Emmanuel Bwacha was named Deputy Minority Leader, Senator Philip Aduda becomes Minority Whip and Senator Bioudun Olujimi is Deputy Minority Whip.

Late Bobbi Kristina had a history of falling asleep wasted in bathtubs

Investigation into the circumstances that led to the death of Bobbi Kristina, 22, has began and there are reports that she had a history off getting wasted and falling asleep in bathtubs. TMZ reports below
Bobbi Kristina got extremely drunk the night before her mom died, fell asleep in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and flooded the room ... and it could be critical evidence in the homicide investigation.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Bobbi was partying with Whitney Houston at the Beverly Hilton bar and got drunk and unruly. Bobbi Kristina went up to her room, drew a bath and fell asleep in the tub ... intoxicated. By the time she woke up there was water everywhere.

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Boko Haram: Buhari to visit Cameroon July 29th - 30th

President Buhari will be visiting Cameroon from July 29th to July 30th for further discussions with President Paul Biya on ways to combat Boko Haram activities in the West African region.

Damola Roberts wins gold in 100m Swimming at Special Olympics World Games

Nigerian swimmer Damola Roberts has done it again! He just won an Olympic Gold Medal in 100m Swimming for Nigeria at the Special Olympics World Games happening in LA. Nigeria also won Silver in Men and Silver in Women Swimming. Congrats to all of them...

Today's America and a few more questions for US Senator Patrick Leahy - FFK

Article written by Femi Fani-Kayode. Read below...
The United States of America funded and led the fight against tyranny and the German Kaiser (Emperor) Wilhelm 2nd in World War 1. She led the fight against fascism, the Axis Powers and Adolf Hitler’s Germany in World War 2. 
She led the fight against communism, Josef Stalin, Nikita Khrushchev, Leonid Brezhnev, the Warsaw Pact and the Soviet Union in the cold war. 

My favorite actor Liam Neesom looks sick/frail in new photos

Right is what iconic actor Liam Neesom, 63, usually looks like but left is what he looked like during a stroll in SoHo, New York on Saturday, causing fans to worry that he is sick. His spokesperson has since assured his fans that all is well. He doesn't look well though. More pics after the cut...

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LIB reader reports physical abuse from her dad, shares photo

A LIB reader sent this in and asked me to share. Below is what she wrote;
"My name is Ada.... It's really annoying what some fathers do to their children though for stupid reasons. I bought a love bracelet watch from Konga and when he saw it on my wrist he tore it off  into pieces saying why would I wear love on my wrist. And when I tried explaining that it meant nothing, he blew my eye"

Photos show the deplorable state of villages & creeks in the Niger Delta

These photos show the deplorable state of some villages and creeks in the Niger Delta where there's oil exploration. Some of the places are a mess due to the exploration. More photos after the cut...

British grandfather who left wife of 43yrs to marry a Cameroonian woman frustrated with UK govt

Paul Catchpole, 66, divorced his wife and mother of his two grown up children to marry Angele, a woman 36 years his junior. The couple met and fell in love when Paul temporarily moved to Cameroon to work in Douala,Cameroon.
“I didn’t go looking for love, it just happened. I couldn’t believe it when Angele showed me she was interested in me" he said.
But it hasn't been all sunshine and roses for the couple who have been married since 2011 and are blessed with two children.

Photos: Children at IDP camps in Borno need immediate medical attention

These two children are among so many children currently leaving at the Dalori IDP camp in Borno state who are in dire need of medical attention. 5 year old Falmata Modu pictured left has this growth on her stomach while Mustapha Modu pictured right has a growth on his face. They, like many other children, urgently need medical attention.

The invisible surveillance camera: A must have for every home

Are you a career parent whose stuck up with so much work that your have little or no time for your kids?yet in between that business meeting the thought of your happy child (ren) flashes through your mind? Have you ever wondered what takes place at home in your absence?

Fortunately or unfortunately, according to Research most adults’ work for an average of 12-15 hours daily all in the bit to make ends meet. 

Taylor Swift's boyfriend Calvin Harris strips down for new campaign

Popular DJ/musician Calvin Harris, 31, showed off his ripped body as he stripped off for new underwear campaign for Emporio Armani. Taylor is a lucky girl. See another pic after the cut...

Photos from the white wedding of Usman Jubrin's daughter

The immediate past Chief of Naval staff Vice Admiral Usman Jubrin over the weekend gave his daughter, Hadiza out in marriage to Rivers state born Prince Ibiso Agolia Aboko in Abuja. The couple already had their traditional wedding in Kogi state last week. Continue to see more photos

Nigerian twitter reacts to Oshiomole's allegations that an ex Minister stole $6bn

Nigerians took to twitter to react to Governor Adams Oshiomole allegation that US government officials revealed to President Buhari and his delegation last week that a former minister in the past administration stole $6 billion. See more tweets after the cut...

Muammar Gaddafi's son sentenced to death over war crimes

A court in Libya has sentenced one of the sons of former Libyan dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and eight others to death over war crimes committed during the 2011 revolution.

Saif al-Islam and others were standing trial for suppressing protests during the political uprising in Libya in 2011 after Libyans revolted against the government of Ghadaffi who was killed in October 2011. Saif al-Islam was not present in court and gave evidence via video link. He is being held by a former rebel group from the town of Zintan that have refused to release him.

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As seen today on Theatre Bridge in Orile...lol (photo)

Lol. Oga olopa, why na, why?

18 month old baby found dead in a hot car

Police say an 18-month-old boy found dead in a hot vehicle in Arkansas last week was the son of a juvenile court judge, Wade Naramore. The Hot Springs Police Department said Monday it was conducting a criminal investigation. It says the boy's death was likely due to "excessive heat."

A statement released on the family's behalf by a family friend Sunday night called the death a "tragic accident."

16yr old kills 4yr old boy in Lagos, removes his intestines, kidney & penis (graphic photo)

This has got to be one of the most painful/heartbreaking news I've heard in a while. A 16-year-old boy named Tajudeen Azeez, lured his 4 year old neighbour to a primary school in the Ijaniki area of Lagos, stabbed him, strangled him and removed his intestines, his kidney and cut off his penis. He did because a man named Osho had approached him and asked him to get him fresh human parts and would pay him N50,000. N50,000 is what a human is worth to some. N50k. Unbelievably sad!
"At first, I did not want to succumb to the temptation but it kept coming. When I woke up this morning (Monday), I saw Ibrahim at the back of the house. I told him to escort me to a primary school not too far from the house. The name of the school is Anglican Primary School, Ijanikin. He followed me to the place and on arrival there, I stabbed him with a knife from behind. He fell down and I strangled him with a rope. I then cut his stomach open with the knife. I am sorry for what I did,”
He was of course caught and made to carry the deceased body. The photo is extremely graphic so please be warned before you continue...

Birdman tweets suspcious photo with a half naked man...lol

Birdman tweeted this photo of him and this other dude on twitter and it's got everyone talking. Homosexual tales have followed the music label exec for years and he seems to be making matters worse...lol. Plus he is holding a KY Jelly, which is for lubrication. Is it his way of coming out? lol

'Nigeria needs 70,000 IT Networking professionals'- Cisco. Do you have what it takes?

Cisco’s General Manager (English, West Africa), Mr. Dare Ogunlade made this revelation only a fortnight ago (read here),  while lamenting that despite the demand for network professionals locally, the country’s institutions of higher learning are not producing enough quality hands to bridge this massive gap. So how can you take advantage of this shortfall?

Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill get frisky in their new music video (photos)

The real-life couple got intimate in their sensual new music video for Mill’s song, “All Eyes on You,” which features Chris Brown. More photos after the cut..

Photos: Nigerian boy survives being crushed to death after moving car drags him on a UK street

5 year old Nigerian boy, Omobolade Ogundare, was hit by a car on Bennett Street in Gorton and dragged along the street for a few kilometers on Saturday July 25th. He survived being crushed to death after two men stopped the car and managed to lift the vehicle off him.

Omobolade known as Baba to his family was walking to the park with his dad and sisters when he was hit by a Nissan Micra that mounted the pavement on Bennett Street in Gorton.

TV Show Empire Co-stars Grace Gealey & Trai Byers are engaged

Empire star Grace Gealey ended up with a new fiance after accepting co-star Trai Byer's (who plays Andre Lyon in the series) shock proposal as she turned 31 on Sunday July 26th. 

Grace Gealey who plays the role of Anika Calhoun, Lucious Lyon's former fianceé, in the soap opera, is said to have been grinning from ear-to-ear after the hunk got down on one knee and asked for her hand in marriage on her birthday.

D'banj and Arunma Oteh

D'banj met with the former SEC DG and new World Bank VP Arunma Oteh to congratulate her on her new job and also show her his MAMAs Evolution award. D'banj says Dr Oteh is one of the many who have immensely encouraged him over the years.

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Ukranian girl born without a face finds a 'sister' in the US

6 year old Danica Wetmore had only ever lived inside a Ukrainian orphanage. In all that time, Thom and Tami Wetmore were the only ones who ever visited her.
"It's just, you felt it in your heart. We knew, as soon as I saw her. I knew, in my spirit, 'Go get your daughter,'" Tami Wetmore said. "That's exactly what I felt is, 'Go get your daughter.'"

lol...Nigerian man calls for emergency service after car knocks down a dog

Well, it's kinda funny because this is Nigeria and I doubt any emergency service will respond to a call for a dog in distress. It takes them forever to respond to a call for a human being, e remain dog..lol

Artwork toh bad! ...lol (photos)

Some people actually think this is a real angel that fell from the sky...lol. They were actually arguing about it on Facebook and very serious. See more photos after the cut and find out the real story..

Photos from Buhari's meeting with APC House of Reps members that ended in deadlock

The meeting took place yesterday July 27. President Buhari had called for the meeting with the APC lawmakers to seek for ways to resolve the leadership crisis rocking the lower chamber but the meeting ended in a deadlock with both factions, the Yakubu Dogara faction and Femi Gbajabiamila faction, refusing to bulge and sticking to their different positions. President Buhari however told the members to respect the party's decision. The house has been in a lingering crisis after the Dogara faction rejected APC's decision to make Femi Gbajabiamila the House Majority leader.

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