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Saturday 14 November 2015

Photo: Young man painted white for stealing and made to walk 250 metres down the street

A young man had his whole body painted white and made to walk down the street as punishment for stealing a 63-year-old pensioner's cellphone on Tuesday, November 10. Gezani Munwanati from Makuleke Village in Limpopo, South Africa, said the boy, 20, went into his bedroom and stole the cellphone.

Photo from John Oyegun's daughter's traditional wedding today...

Eniye Oyegun, the daughter of APC national Chairman John Oyegun got married traditionally today to Naval officer, Uwaso. Congrats to her!

Eiffel Tower evacuated following terrorist attacks in Paris

Anti-terror police in France have evacuated the area around the Paris Eiffel tower, one of France biggest tourist sites. The police are at the Pullman Hotel on Avenue de Suffren near the Eiffel tower, armed with automatic weapons taking cover and training their weapons on the Pullman hotel for fear of another attack.

Lol...introducing your new minister (photo)

This is a photo of the new Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, from Oyo State. He was the one that said during the ministerial screening that he did not want to comment much on Boko Haram because he still had a family. Anyway, a welcome party was held for him and I hear he wore the gloves to prevent him from touching the flesh of any woman. The woman next to him is his wife..

Model causes fury by posting raunchy 'gun salute' pics during Paris attacks

Model Imogen Anthony sparked fury by posting a photo online where she posed topless and mimicked a gunman, as news of the Paris shootings was breaking. The 24-year-old Australian shared the image on Instagram after news emerged that over 127 people had died at the hands of Islamic extremists. A commenter alerted Imogen to the poor timing of her Instagram post, telling her to “check the news”.  Fans sympathised with Imogen after she realised her mistake and quickly deleted the disrespectful photo.

Photos: Ini Edo at AFRIFF gala night

Ini stepped out in this lovely black and gold embellished gown for AFRIFF gala night happening in Lagos tonight.

Photo: Toke Makinwa and her cleavage at Lagos event...:-)

Toke pictured with Lami Philips at AFRIFF event in Lagos this evening....

Four people are confirmed dead after a plane crash in Somerset

Avon and Somerset police released a statement verifying two men and two women were killed when their light aircraft plummeted into a field. The six-seater plane had departed from the Surrey area towards Dunkeswel Aerodrome – an airfield in east Devon. The accident occurred at 11.44am today. The Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) is investigating.

Photos: Omotola stuns at Road To Yesterday premiere

Screen Queen Omotola Ekeinde made a quick appearance at the Road To Yesterday movie premiere last night to support actress Genevieve Nnaji. The screen goddess was wearing a black jumpsuit styled by Moashy styling and a glittering cape by designer Otumemene. See more photos after the cut

Toke Makinwa steps out in a risque dress for AFRIFF gala night


Suicide bomber had ticket to the match but hero security guards stopped him

One of the Paris suicide bombers had a ticket to the France vs Germany friendly in the Stade De France but was stopped by hero security guards who stopped and frisked him. A security officer working on the night, who only wanted to be named as Zouheir, said the bomber was frisked by one of his team as he tried to get into the game 15 minutes after kick-off.

Photos from DJ Cuppy's birthday dinner

The DJ turned a year older some days back and threw a small party attended by family and friends. See more photos after the cut...

Photos of Atiku & his wife Titi at his private university's founder's day

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and his wife Titi, pictured at his private university, American University of Nigeria in Yola, Adamawa state 10th annual Founders day today Nov. 14th. Continue to see more photos...

Apple apologises for kicking out African school boys over fear "they might steal something."

Following the backlash they received after a group of black Maribyrnong College students uploaded a video of them being denied entry into one of their stores in Melbourne, Australia, on Facebook, the Tech giant, which many people on social media accused of racially profiling its customers, issued a statement on Friday, November 13, from its head office in the US, apologizing for the incident.
"We’ve looked into the details of the situation and we apologise to the customers involved," the statement said.  "We will continue to do everything in our power to ensure all our customers are treated the way they should be. We believe in equality for everyone, regardless of race, age, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation. That applies throughout our company, around the world with no exceptions."

More photos from Akpororo's wedding

See more photos after the cut...

Photos: Electricity pole about to break in Mende, Maryland

This is a disaster waiting to happen in Mende Maryland, Lagos. PHCN officials need to please fix this fast.

Photos: Motorcycle rider killed by suspected ritual killers in Lagos, eyes plucked out

A motorcycle rider simply identified as Ibrahim was this morning killed by suspected ritual killers, with his eyes plucked out and his lifeless body dumped at Alaba Suru along the Badagry expressway Lagos this morning. See more exclusive photos after the cut...

Juliet Ibrahim's younger sister, Sonia Ibrahim gets engaged

Sonia, Juliet Ibrahim's younger sister got engaged to her boyfriend, Collins Depablo, today Nov. 14th. She shared the photos on her Instagram page and wrote
 "The truth is, none of us are easy to date, deal with,or please all the time.we have our vices,attitudes and way of doing things that makes us who we are.you won't like everything about somebody,it's impossible.this is life,and it isn't about finding the perfect person, it isn't about living some fairy tale.

Photo: Air France flight grounded after a bomb threat on Twitter

Air France flight #AF1741 scheduled to take off at 14:45 from Amsterdam to Paris was grounded due to a bomb threat from a twitter account. All passengers were taken out of the plane and a thorough search was conducted. Dutch police released statement that nothing was found after the search. Latest reports reveals that the plane has departed Amsterdam.

TB Joshua claims he predicted the Paris terrorist attack

Popular Lagos prophet, T.B Joshua says sometime in January 2013, he prophesied about the terror attack which happened in Paris yesterday November 13th. He said this in a post on his Facebook wall. Watch the video where he prophesied about the France attack after the cut...

Court awards N500 million to King Sunny Ade over copyrights infringement 30 years after he sued

A Federal High Court on Friday, November 13, awarded King Sunny Ade N500 million as damages for copyright infringement. Also included was an additional N3 million for prosecuting the case.
This is coming thirty years after the Juju music legend took record manufacturing company African Songs and its subsidiary Take Your Choice Stores to court.
The two companies were ordered to pay the sum by Justice James Tsoho of the Federal High Court in Lagos, while delivering judgment in the suit first instituted by the musician in 1975.

This is how packed the Paris concert venue was right before the terror attack

The terrorists came from the back and started shooting people dead! Let's pray for France...

This new photos of Diezani Alison-Madueke...

Dele Momodu's The Boss newspaper released the shocking photos in the maiden edition of their paper last night. Sad to see! Hope she gets well quick!

Lol. Could this be real?

As seen on twitter...

Photos from Andrew Esiri & Sakenim Perdo-Egbe 's church wedding today

Dr Sid's brother Andrew Esiri, and his bride, Sakenim Perdo-Egbe, had their church wedding today November 14th. Congrats to them. Continue to see more photos...

Boko Haram not planning any attack in South West Nigeria- Army says

Press statement from the Nigerian Army
The attention of the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has been drawn to the above caption published by some section of the media claiming impending attacks by Boko Haram terrorists in some south western states of the country. This story is not only baseless but lacks substance in its entirety, hence should be disregarded. Of more worrisome is the claim that the terrorists have infiltrated the western states.

ISIS claims responsibility for Paris terror attacks, says France would remain at the top of its list of target

The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for a wave of attacks in Paris that left more than 120 people dead and at least 99 people injured on Friday night, and warms that the killings were the "first of a storm" In a statement released in Arabic, English, French and Russian, the group said its fighters donning suicide explosive belts and wielding machine guns carried out the targeted attacks in several locations in the French capital.

Another wanted Boko Haram kingpin arrested

The Borno State Command of Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested another suspected high profile Boko Haram terrorist, Danladi Abdullahi at Moduganari area of Maiduguri metropolis this morning. A statement from the Nigerian Army spokesperson, Col Sani Usman states that it has been positively established that Danladi is suspect number 26 on the list of the declared suspected Boko Haram terrorists issued by the Nigerian Army last month.

Bukola Saraki remembers his late father three years after

He shared this tribute on Facebook wall. Read below
3 Years Gone. Today, we remember our late father, Senator (Dr.) Abubakar Olusola Saraki. Leader, Second Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Wazirin Ilorin. On behalf of the entire family and political supporters of our late father, leader and mentor, Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki, we remember a great family man, selfless leader,

Photo: First victim of Paris terror attacks named

Lawyer Valentin Ribet, a graduate of the London School of Economics, has been named as one of the over 127 people killed in the Paris terror attacks on Friday night.
"Lawyers have lost one of their colleagues, Valentin Ribet. We share the pain of his family and friends. We are thinking of them," the Paris union of lawyers said in a statement.
The London School of Economics (LSE) tweeted about the sad death of Ribet who graduated from the university in 2014. "Our hearts are filled with sadness at this news,"

Get Calorad @ The Lagos Tradefair and Pharmacies

This weekend in Lagos, the Calorad® team would be on hand at our Calorad® stand at the international trade fair, outdoor arena, Road 2 (TBS Lagos) to freely check and educate you on your BMI , your visceral fat, muscle mass, general body fat and your current body age according to your overall health.Exciting discounts await you. If you are in Abuja our experts would also be on hand at the exhibition grounds at the International Conference Centre on Friday, during the annual general meeting of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria. 

Fashola speaks on the first time he met with his political godfather, Tinubu

Former Lagos state governor and now Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola in this interview with The News magazine went down memory lane on how he met with his predecessor and political godfather, Bola Tinubu. According to Fashola, he met with Tinubu sometime in 1990 or 1991.
That is an invitation to walk down memory lane. I think it must have been 1990 or 1991. He was treasurer in Mobil, then. His office was at the Bookshop House at CMS on Odunlami Street. I didn’t directly meet him. I had seen him at parties, but we never met.

Photos from comedian Akpororo's white wedding

Comedian Akpororo and his beautiful bride, Ijeoma Josephine Abraham had their white wedding today. Ali Baba and his wife were part of the invited guests to the wedding. More photos after the cut...

3 of the French attackers have been identified as Syrian, Egyptian and 1 from Paris

One of the terrorists involved in last night's attacks in Paris has been officially identified as a Parisian, according to local media reports.

The man, who was killed at the Bataclan, was identified using his fingerprints and was from the southern Parisian neighbourhood of Courcouronnes.

Nigerian lawmakers need psychological evaluation- Etcetera

As written by Etcetera:
One of the identified problems of investigative hearings and oversight of the executive arm is the multiplicity of committees with overlapping jurisdiction on the same subject matter. This has led to a situation where more than one committee is handling the same subject matter. Invitations are sent to the same officials of government by different committees on the same subject,” says Yakubu Dogara, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, while presenting the 8th House legislative agenda.

Pregnant Chrissy Teigen shows off baby bump and bigger thighs

Pregnant Chrissy Teigen showed off her baby bump and her thighs that seem to be getting bigger due to weight gain and she said she's loving it. She said:

BuzzerNG in collaboration with Freedom Hall presents the first ever Abuja Sunday Food Fest

So Abuja, where should you be at noon this Sunday the 15th? You guessed it. The Abuja Sunday Food Fest slated for the 15th of November 2015 is the first of what will be many more of its kind.

It is intended to be a fun packed and lively event aimed at residents of the Federal Capital Territory and is primarily a project under the auspices of The BuzzerNG Company Abuja with Freedom Hall as collaborators along with several other businesses here in the city.

Nelson Mandela’s widow meets Chibok girls’ parents in Lagos

Widow of the late former South African President, Nelson Mandela, Graca Machel met with parents of the missing Chibok schoolgirls in Lagos on Friday during a meeting organised by the Murtala Muhammed Foundation to support the parents as they deal with the trauma caused by the April 14, 2014 abduction of the missing girls. She urged them to remain strong and hopeful.

Ruth Kadiri stuns at Genevieve Nnaji's movie premiere

Actress Ruth Kadiri looked stunning in a wine sequined dress as she attended Genevieve Nnaji's Road To Yesterday movie premiere yesterday.

Baltimore City School teacher charged with rape of teen

A Baltimore City School teacher has been charged with second-degree rape, after investigators say he had sex with a 15-year-old girl in his Parkville home.
Police responded to an area hospital for a sex offense report on the afternoon of November 10. The victim was examined at the hospital and interviewed by detectives.

#SmirnoffHouse Final Countdown to DJ Spinall's My Story album launch

It's a few hours to the epic party at the #Smirnoffhouse. Do you have your invites yet? The #SmirnoffHouse will be the official launch party for the hottest DJ album ever to drop in Nigeria in the last three months of the year. Don’t miss the exclusive opportunity of partying with your favourite Nigerian celebs who will come out to support our very own unstoppable DJ Spinall at the #Smirnoffhouse tomorrow night.

Uterus transplants may soon help infertile women in the U.S. become pregnant

Within the next few months, surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic expect to become the first in the United States to transplant a uterus into a woman who lacks one, so that she can become pregnant and give birth. The recipients will be women who were either born without a uterus, had it removed or have uterine damage. The transplants will be temporary: each uterus will be removed after the recipient has had one or two babies, so she can stop taking transplant anti-rejection drugs.

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