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Saturday 27 September 2014

Proud grandparents. Bill and Hilary Clinton show off their new born granddaughter

Former US president Bill Clinton and his wife Hilary became first time grand parents on September 26th after their only child Chelsea gave birth. The baby has been named Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky

Chelsea and Marc Mezvinsky got married in 2010. See more photos after the cut...

Belle of African Nations (BOAN) “The Making of a Black Queen”

The Pageant: The Belle of African Nations, 2014- Madam Efunronye Tunubu edition. The Belle of African Nations (BOAN) is a one-of-its-kind Beauty Pageant initiated by Platinum Entertainment Nigeria Ltd to celebrate the uniqueness, beauty, bravery and intelligence of the African woman. 

These tweets from Asari Dokubo though...

Biko read for yourselves after the cut..

MTO is claiming Jason Derulo didn't just cheat, he got another girl pregnant

MediaTakeOut is reporting that Jason Derulo didn't just cheat on Jordin Spark, but also got his side chick pregnant. If this is true, then it's truly sad. I saw a documentary Jason did for E! and in it he seemed genuinely in love with Jordin. Guess his p*nis has a mind of its own. The MTO report below
"The relationship between pop stars Jason DeRulo and Jordin Sparks seemed to be so clean, so pure, and so beautiful. But MediaTakeOut.com is learning more and more about the shady ish that Jason was doing behind Jordin's back.
As we explained yesterday, Jason was cheating on Jordin with popular model Carmen Ortega. But we just got some even more juicy info... he reportedly got her pregnant too.
Carmen attended a red carpet event yesterday in Los Angeles - and she was clearly pregnant. (pic above). Now it's clear why Jordin decided to call it quits on her three year relationship.

Fayose didn't slap Justice Adeyeye, but he supervised his beating - Ekiti Attorney General says

The Attorney General of Ekiti state, Wale Fapohunda, was a guest on Channels TV Sunrise programme this morning where he spoke about what happened at the Ekiti state High Court on Thursday September 25th where a judge was assaulted

According to Fapohunda, Justice Adeyeye told him when they spoke on phone that he was never slapped by Ayo Fayose but that the governor-elect supervised his beating.
"When I spoke to the judge, the judge did not say that the governor-elect slapped him. He said he supervised his beating. The judge said he (Fayose) was there, and was standing while his thugs, for want of a better word, beat the judge. Not only did they beat him up, they tore his clothes." Fapohunda said.
He said Justice Adeyeye told him that immediately they arrived in court for the election tribunal sitting, Fayose's supporters began ransacking the court rooms, tearing court documents. It was when he went to meet Fayose to ask him to control his supporters that he was physically assaulted.

Airtel, Trace Unveil Nigeria’s Biggest Mobile Song Contest

Winner to get record deal with Music Megastar, Akon.
Leading telecommunications operator, Airtel Nigeria is partnering with Trace, an International music video channel, to launch a unique mobile song contest,designed to empower Nigerian youths and create robust platforms for them to achieve their aspirations.

The competition tagged ‘Airtel Trace Music Stars’ is a mobile song contest which will allow contestants to audition right from their phones and earn a chance of becoming the next big music star in Nigeria.

Photos: House of Reps Speaker, Tambuwal turbaned in Sokoto

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, was this afternoon turbaned as the Mutawallen Sokoto by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar III. Congrats to him

Ciara returns her $500k engagement ring to Future

After giving him a baby and being cheated on, shouldn't she have kept the ring at least? Guess not. Earlier this month, there were reports that Ciara and her baby daddy had gotten back together for the sake of their son, but it looks like that's not true.

According to Page Six, Ciara has given back her 15-carat emerald-cut engagement ring designed by Avianne & Co. and worth about $500,000. They say she's 'definitely not getting back together' with Future, is working on a new album and is focused on being a mom to their son, Future Jr.

If men can't be faithful to the likes of Amber Rose, Jordin Spark, Ciara, Rihanna and even Beyonce, what's the hope for the rest of us? Choi!

Cardinal Okogie calls out Ayo Oritsejafor, says CAN has no leader

In an explosive interview with Sahara Reporters, Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie, the first President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, and former Archbishop of Lagos, shared his thoughts on the current leadership of CAN. He said the Christian body has no leadership and that Pres. Jonathan and Pastor Oritsejafor deserve to be sued over the recent $9.3m South African arms deal scandal. He also said the President Jonathan doesn't deserve a second term. Excerpts from his interview below...
"We have to be praying for this kind of people, for them to have a change of heart. What are they looking for with jet? Another one said, “Jesus said go into the whole world and evangelize, so how can I go into the whole world, with what? I need a plane to be able to go to the whole world.” Even the devil can quote scripture. But did Jesus Christ say you should go and steal to go and buy plane? But now they are claiming that they were given the jets as gifts. But why can’t they spend that money on the poor? There are many Nigerians who are begging that they have nothing to eat, and yet you say you’re preaching. Preaching for what? Are there no pastors where they are going? May God not punish us according to our sins.

Pravada hosts actor Joseph Benjamin tonight

Pravada Night Club is set to host Nollywood actor and MTN Project Fame host Joseph Benjamin and his celebrity friends for the first edition of the Walker Saturdays, this Saturday the 27th of September.
As aforementioned, this exclusive event will be held at PravdaNight Club, located at 89B Agoro OdiyanStreet,off Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island.

Nigerian troops repel another Boko Haram attack in Konduga

Nigerian troops yesterday Sept. 26th repelled yet another attack by Boko Haram in Konduga, Borno.

According to reports, the sect members attempted to penetrate Konduga in the hopes of getting into the state capital, Maiduguri, but troops engaged them in a fierce gun battle, capturing many of them
The troops also repelled what would have been a major attack on Benesheik town in Borno on Thursday, September 25th. Well done to our military! We really can defeat these people, we just need to put more heart into it.

Adorable pic of Oluchi Orlandi and her boys

Look at that cute lil man having a conversation with his mum...

Photos: The queen of curves steps out in Paris

Kim K spotted out and about in Paris today...that butt though...:-)

Afrobeat artist Stunnah Gee releases new single - Baby Le

Nigerian/UK Afrobeat artist Stunnah Gee, releases his hot new single Baby Le. Listen to it below...

9ice says he plans to quit music for politics

In an interview with Sun News, 9ice says he plans to quit music to concentrate fully on politics because he can't be singing at 35. He can't? What he said below...

Yes, I want to leave music for politics. Next year January, I will be 35-years-old and I’m not praying to still be in music at that age. I am serious about politics now. If you listen to my music, you would notice that politics has been part of me; it’s in my blood. When I started initially, I talked about being your brother’s keeper, and that’s why I studied Law at Lagos State University before I dropped out to concentrate on my music career. I hate when things go wrong. When two or three people are having issues, I love to get there to settle their differences. I have passion for politics and it has always been in my blood."

If elected, I will not go into office with blonde hair - Tony Tetuila

Singer Tony Tetuila, who is vying for a political post, says if elected into office, his blonde hair will be a thing of the past. He said this while reacting to the recent backlash he received from fans for using his tinted hair for his campaign posters
"I am not going into office to sing, though I am an artiste, I am going to serve my people. I am not going to office with the tinted hair. I was discussing with some youth leaders who said I could leave the hair but now that people are speaking on it, I have to do what my people want" he told tribune. I only used the blonde hair to campaign because everybody knows Tetuila with that trademark" he said

Murder suspect Jeffrey Okafor finally arrested in Nigeria

Jeffrey Okafor (left), the Nigerian suspected of killing a young rapper and DJ named Carl Beatson Asiedu (pictured right),who was stabbed to death outside a nightclub in south London in 2009 (read story here) has been arrested in Nigeria.

Okafor was arrested by Nigerian police on Tuesday September 23rd about a month after UK police looking for him launched a high-profile online appeal to trace him. Okafor was last seen on CCTV boarding a flight at Heathrow Airport using his brother's passport about two weeks after the murder.

A UK police source said he's in police custody in Nigeria and proceedings are now underway for his extradition to the UK so he can face charges for the killing.

Celebs storm Italy for George Clooney's wedding. Photos from their rehearsal dinner

George Clooney will be marrying British Human Rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin today in Venice Italy and many of their celeb friends including Matt Damon, Cindy Crawford and US Vogue editor Anna Wintour are in Italy to celebrate with them.

Amal stepped out in a beautiful red waterfall dress last night for their rehearsal dinner at the exclusive five-star Belmond Cipriani Hotel on the island of Giudecci. See more photos after the cut...

New music: Clubstar - Never Die

Love Never Die is a romantic musical with music by Nigerian musician, Clubstar. A love like ours could never die as long as I have you near me. I know this love of mine will never die - Clubstar. Listen to the romantic tune below...

Miss Ideal Nigeria 2014, Princess Adesile, releases hot new photos

Beautiful Princess Adesile is the current Miss Ideal Nigeria. She represented Nigeria at the Top Model of Colour 2014 in London, and is the face of Adunni Oge Couture. See more pics after the cut

"I left my marriage because it was full of lies' Uche Ogbodo opens up

Actress Uche Ogbodo's marriage ended a few months after it was contracted..while she was pregnant. Speaking to Vanguard about it, Uche said her marriage ended because it was full of lies.
"My marriage was full of lies. I cannot tell you in detail what those lies were, if that’s what you’re trying to make me do but it was based on lies. It’s a pity it didn’t work out. I didn’t go into the marriage to crash it. I wanted a family; I wanted a loving home and a loving husband. That was why I went into it in the first place but as nature would have it, I didn’t get any of those. I still thank God my head is intact."

Friday 26 September 2014

TB Joshua releases new footage of Synagogue building collapse

Just received this article from freelance journalist, Ihechukwu Njoku. He wrote it. Apparently there's new footage showing the building collapse that killed 115 people. Find it below...
Maintaining his controversial stand that the tragic collapse of a building at The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) was an ‘attack’, T.B. Joshua has released new security footage of the incident through Emmanuel TV’s official YouTube channel. The new footage from a security camera stationed in the church premises shows the bottom of the building as people walk innocently around the environment. Suddenly, a huge plume of smoke is seen coming from the side of the building, bystanders running for dear life as the collapse occurs in mere seconds.

Music duo, KMG, releases Tha Take Over mixtape

The long awaited Mixtape, Tha Takeover is finally here! Popularly known as TTO, this is a Mixtape compilation from the group KMG which consists of Rapper Shinx and singer PrettyBoi Elliot.
The TTO is a compilation of 15 tracks which features acts such as 618, BaseOne, Vino Samari and other artists. Most tracks from the compilation were Mixed and Mastered by Ghanian producer Joe Deevans and Nigerian sound Engineer spyrtmix. This right here is a must grab folks. The Future of Nigeria Music never looked brighter. TTO! Download the mixtape after the cut...

Meet the woman Jason Derulo allegedly cheated on Jordin Spark with

MediaTakeOut is claiming the woman with Jason Derulo above is the reason Jordin Spark ended their engagement. Find their report below...
Yesterday news broke that Jsoan Derulo and Jordin Sparks broke up and we have the exclusive details on why. According to a source, Jason has been carrying on with a beautiful young model named Carmen Ortega. Our snitch tells us that Carmen was Jason's side chick for months - but broke it off with Jason - because she wanted something more from him. The insider explained, "Carmen didn't even know about Jordin, and when she found out how serious she and Jason were, she broke it off. . . . Jason would lie to her and say that his relationship with Jordin was just for Hollywood."

No contravention notice was served on our building before it collapsed - Synagogue

The Synagogue Church this evening denied online reports that the collapsed 6-storey building was at one time sealed by the Lagos state government and a contravention notice served on the church. Below is a statement they posted on their Facebook page...
This is an official communication from The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations regarding some stories currently being reported in the media about the recent incident that happened in The SCOAN.
Our attention has been drawn to a publication in the Vanguard Newspaper of 26th September 2014 titled, ‘Synagogue: We Sealed Off Building Before Collapse – LSBCA’.

Photos from today's mayhem in Ekiti state

Here are some photos from the mayhem that happened in Ekiti state today. Hoodlums went on a rampage destroying property in the state, including the APC Secretariat. See more pics after the cut..

Meet the two children saved by Clay & Lamboginny Living Project

14 year-old Aminu Alhaji and nine year-old Dorcas Oladuni are the first beneficiaries of the Clay-Lamboginny Living Project, which is aimed at facilitating surgeries for under privilege kids across Nigeria.
Since a tragic accident on his way to purchase pure water for hawking in order to survive, Aminu Alhaji has been unable to pass urine with his private organs and has been at a ward of the General hospital Lagos for the pass two years. 

EFCC Arraign Two for $91,000 Internet Fraud

Find the EFCC press release below...
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, September 26, 2014 arraigned Dandeson Ebosele Ibhonitie, 26, (a.k.a Dandy James, Connor Mead and Barrister Louis Harpoch and Ohiwerei Charity, 31, before Justice E. F. Ikponmwen of Edo State High Court, Benin-City on a 3- count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence.
Ibhonitie and Charity allegedly belong to the group of fraudsters using the internet to defraud unsuspecting victims.

'Dead' woman heard screaming from inside coffin after being buried alive

Cemetery workers raced to a newly-dug grave after they heard banging and muffled shouting an hour after a 45-year-old woman was buried.

As they grabbed tools and anything they could find, they rushed to dig the grave up again after the woman woke up to find herself buried alive in a coffin.

But tragically, the un-named woman died before her would-be rescuers could reach her inside the plot at a cemetery near Greece’s Thessaloniki.

Now police are probing why the woman was pronounced dead by doctors treating her for cancer, only to be found alive.

FG declares October 6th and 7th public holiday

The Federal government has declared Monday October 6th and Tuesday October 7th as public holidays to mark the Islamic celebration, Id-El-Kabir

Four Families Battle for MDA8 Crown

The stage is now set for the epic dance battle that will showcase Nigeria’s best dance family as the curtains fall on the Maltina Dance All(MDA) family television show. The winning dance family will go home with N10million, while the second and third will pocket N3million and N1million respectively. 

N503m Scam: EFCC to Appeal Lagos Speaker, Ikuforiji’s Acquittal

AFederal high court sitting in Lagos today discharged and acquitted the Lagos state House of Assembly Speaker, Hon Adeyemi Ikuforiji and his aide Oyebode Atoyebi of the N503m money laundering charges brought against them by EFCC. EFCC now says they plan to appeal the verdict. Find a statement they posted on their Facebook page below...
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said it will appeal against the ruling of Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court, Lagos, which today set free the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Adeniyi Ikuforiji and his aide, Oyebode Atoyebi.

Beverly Osu releases hot new pics as she turns a year older

Former BBA contestant and video vixen Beverly Osu stuns in a new pictures styled by Abbyke Domina in South African and Ethiopian designs, as she turns a year older. See more pics after the cut

Photo: IK Ogbonna & Colombian girlfriend Sonia loved up in a pool

That's somebody's property, comot ya eyes from there! Lol. Actor and model IK Ogbonna and his Colombian girlfriend Sonia Moralez pictured having a great time in a pool

Shuga Drops Solo Single Married Today

Having played successfully in over 500 wedding gigs nationally and internationally, Shuga (Akin Tofowomo), the man that leads the popular Shuga Band is releasing a solo wedding song titled Married Today. 

The singer, who has performed at a lot of high profile events, seeks to thrill and connect with his fans with this high octane single. Married Today is a high life song with a contemporary feel. 

Shuga, who leads the popular Shuga Band, is signed to 800 Records as a solo artiste. 

Photos: Would you rock Kim K's plunging black outfit?

Kim K wore this gravity-defying, eye-popping Lanvin skirt with feather detail and a plunging black top without a bra to the Lanvin show at the Paris Fashion week yesterday. Would you wear this? See more hot pics after the cut...

Omotola says she has mixed feelings about her national award nom

Star actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is one of the 305 people who will receive national awards from the federal government on September 29th in Abuja. When asked about it on twitter this evening, Omotola said she has mixed feelings about it.

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