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Saturday 31 January 2015

Iran offers to help Nigeria fight Boko Haram

Iranian government has announced its willingness to use its expertise and experience in fighting  terror groups, ISIS and Al-Qaeda in their country to help fight Nigeria's terror group, Boko Haram.

Speaking at the ongoing 4th Assembly of the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia today Jan. 31st, the Iranian Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, Amir Hossein Abdollohian their country is willing to help Nigeria and Somalia in combating terrorism.
“Boko Haram in Nigeria and Al-Shabaab in the Horn of Africa are similar with Al-Qaeda and ISIS in parts of the Middle East using similar methods of operations to cause havoc to the people of the two regions. Iran is therefore willing to use its experience in dealing with terror groups to assist in combatting these groups in Africa." he said

...and the Reno Omokri shading continues...


Photos from drummer Ara's 40th birthday

Here are some pictures from the 40th birthday of Africa's foremost female talking drummer, Ara, recently held at Oriental Hotel, VI. More pics after the cut...

Mercy Aigbe Gentry steps out in newspaper print jumpsuit

Hit or miss?

Chadian aircraft 'bomb Borno town in anti-Boko Haram raid'

Chadian aircraft today Saturday Jan. 23rd bombed the town of Gamboru in Borno state in a raid targeting  Boko Haram, security sources told AFP. The AFP report below...
An initial raid was carried out around midday by two fighter jets on the town in Nigeria's far northeast along the Cameroon border, sources from Chad and Cameroon said on condition of anonymity.
It was followed by further bombings of areas around the town, Chadian sources said. The raids were aimed at "allowing Chadian soldiers to enter Gamboru," a Cameroon security source told AFP.

Photos: Toyin Aimakhu and Niyi Johnson loved up in new photos

The couple who were recently hit by separation rumours, show a united front in new pics released by the actress

Photos: Adaeze with her mum and Joseph Yobo's mother

First pic I'll see of Joseph Yobo's mum. The mothers pictured at Adaeze's baby shower in Turkey last week

Awww, our Bonario Nnags is heart broken

Awww, who hurt our Bonario? You better be careful, lady! Take it easy darling..you will be fine!

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Photos: Bisi Alimi and his partner 'being daddies'

He posted the pic and wrote "Being daddies." May or may not be their child. Looks like a family gathering, with another baby in the background

Photos: Nicki Minaj wears see-through jumpsuit for TV performance

Nicki Minaj wore this Roberto Cavalli mesh jumpsuit and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes to perform at  last night and was later interviewed by Craig Melvin for Today Show. See the photos after the cut...

Pic: Pres. Jonathan getting his makeup done before TV interview

President Jonathan getting made-up before his interview with Mo Abudu.

Photos: Amber Rose in Lagos for D'banj's show

Amber Rose arrived Lagos this evening. She's in town to host D'banj's show happening tonight at Oceanview. See more pics after the cut...

Photos: Bobbi Kristina found unconscious in bathtub - revived & breathing again

Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's daughter was found unconscious in a bathtub in her home today and and taken to a hospital.

TMZ reports
Bobbi Kristina Brown's husband Nick Gordon and a friend found her in the tub ... according to police in Roswell, GA. We're told her husband and friend immediately started CPR on her ... until police and paramedics arrived.
We're told police took over life-saving measures on the scene -- and then she was taken by ambulance to a hospital.

History 101: Free Nigerian Education Cards...

When primary school education cost nothing in the past - 1965. Current Nigerian politicians need to take a cue from this. Credit: @SeeMeSeeNigeria.

Scouting for Africa

Selections have ended for 'Scouting for Africa', the event organized by Vogue Talents in collaboration with the International Business Consortium Nigeria limited, the association that runs one of the biggest model scouting agencies and owner of Ecowas Fashion week and of Africa International fashion week, in partnership with Studio 24 and sponsored by Access Bank

Serena Williams wins another Australian Open Title...

Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova 6-3 7-6 (7-5) to win the Australian Open title. It is her sixth Australian Open title and her 19th grand slam title. Big congrats to her...

Day 2: The Okoye twins and their wives in Anambra...

Peter, Paul, Lola, Anita, and Jude Okoye pictured in Ankara today at Pa Okoye's burial. See more pics after the cut...

Khloe Kardashian is that you? (photos)

Almost looks like a wax figure...a beautiful one! The reality star was photographed with her more famous sister Kim K, both dressed in head-to-toe black outfits as they stepped out in LA yesterday morning. Khloe debuted her new blonde look. See the photos after the cut...

Nigerian doctor who groped suicidal woman keeps his job after he blamed 'cultural differences'

A Nigerian doctor, Emmanuel Kanu (pictured above) who touched the breast of a vulnerable divorcee in her home days after she'd attempted suicide will be keeping his job after citing cultural differences.

Report from UK Daily Mail
Dr Emmanuel Kanu stroked her breast, repeatedly tried to kiss her and told her, 'You want it' when she tried to escape his clutches during the visit - which he hid from colleagues. When she later texted him to tell him to stop ringing her he withheld his number on the next call.
But Kanu, a married Nigerian father of one, has been allowed to keep his job by a fitness to practise panel even though the General Medical council called for him to be struck off.

Reno Omokri and Doyin Okupe come for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu...

Choi! Naija politics is hilarious!

Miley Cyrus poses topless again in new instagram photo

The singer shared this pic of herself topless and resting her head on singer and actress Sky Ferreira's legs. Sky, 22, is also topless in the pic posted on instagram.

Nigerian army relocates over 200 female soldiers from Maiduguri in anticipation of Boko Haram attack

According to a report by Sahara Reporters, the Nigerian military authorities are moving female soldiers based in various army formations in Maiduguri and other parts of Borno State to Abuja as the army anticipates a massive attack on Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, by Boko Haram.
The sources said there was heightened apprehension about an impending attack, hence the decision to reassign female soldiers to Nigeria’s capital. The military action also stemmed from the death of five female soldiers and the abduction of another four by Boko Haram militants when they attacked a military base in Baga a few weeks ago.

Photos: Duncan Mighty welcomes GEJ on stage at the Akwa Ibom presidential rally

This happened yesterday. More photos after the cut...

That's how it's done! Indonesian women troll cleric who ‘banned’ selfies

Lol. Some Indonesian women decided to troll & mock a well known Indonesian cleric after he issued a ban on women taking selfies in the country. Below is a report from Alarabiya.net
Never ask a woman not to take a selfie, especially if she is Indonesian it seems. Many Indonesian women declared a social media war on Felix Siauw, a renowned cleric who issued a fatwa claiming that taking self portraits was a sin. The women’s response? Launching the hashtag campaign #Selfie4Siauw. Continue...

Dee-R-S Tunes premiers Jarmeu 'Ileke' video (watch)

After an hiatus, Adisa Odunade Jamiu popularly called Jarmeu has returned to the Nigerian entertainment industry. He went off the radar, after his 2013 radio hit “E no Easy”. It was gathered that the handsome and talented young man, developed passion for music as a teenager while growing up in Ilorin. Today, Jarmeu, has returned with a highlife filled afro-pop tune "Ileke". 

Photos: Nigerian refugees in Chad

Nigerian refugees in Kinesserom Island being transferred to Bagasola in Chad earlier yesterday after Boko Haram attack in Munguno last Sunday. More pics after the cut...

Kourtney Kardashian shows off her waist trainer...and shoe closet

The reality star showed off more than her waist trainer on instagram. Check out a glimpse of her vast shoe and clothes walk in closet behind her...

Oh my! Check out this cute throwback photo of Davido

Aww, he was cute and chubby!

Julius Agwu's 5 year old daughter shows off her modeling poses

The Comedian's wife took to instagram to post pictures of their daughter having fun taking pictures. #futuremodel!

Photos: Mercy Johnson Okojie and daughter take a swim together

Purity is beginning to look so much like her mum. She's pictured swimming in a pool with her mum who wants to lose her baby weight. More pics after the cut...

9ice shares selfies with his daughter as she turns 4

The music star's daughter, Maya turned 4 today & he took to instagram to wish her a happy birthday. He wrote; "Another day in earth. Another day to give thanks and praise to the almighty Allah. Maya you're 4 today. Happy yipee birthday to you my love...". She's a cutie!

Nigerian Army General, others arrested over Baga Attack

More than 10 senior Nigerian Army officers, including a Brigadier-General have been arrested and are telling the military hierarchy what they know about the Baga attack by the insurgent group, Boko Haram.

According to the Director of Defence Information, Major-General Chris Olukolade, the senior army officers are being investigated for allegedly shirking their responsibilities during the attack by the militants.

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