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Saturday 30 April 2016

Florida policeman of Nigerian descent charged after punching handcuffed woman in the face and chest

26-year-old Akinyemi Borishade, a police officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office has been fired and charged with battery after he repeatedly punched a woman in the chest while she was in handcuffs. In a video released by the police department, Borishade is seen attacking a bar worker, 31-year-old Mayra Martinez who was charged with trespassing and resisting police.

Foreign Coach hire: NFF President denies approaching England's Harry Redknapp

The president of the Nigeria Football Federation,  Amaju Pinnick has denied reports making the rounds in the International media that the Federation was snubbed by former Tottenham and QPR manager Harry Redknapp.

The NFF is currently in search of a high calibre foreign coach to take charge of the Super Eagles qualification for Russia 2018. There were reports that Redknapp had agreed to manage Nigeria's senior team before making a u-turn to work as consultant for an Australian club. 

Kate Middleton chic in British Vogue cover

The Duchess of Cambridge is the cover girl for British Vogue's centenary June 2016 issue called Vogue 100: A Century of Style ...

Nigeria's Railway System: Using Legislative Reform to Enable Infrastructural Development - By Bamikole Omishore

Read his article below...
The repeal and re-enactment of the Nigerian Railway Corporation Act CAP N129, LFN 2004, 2015 (SB. 001) is targeted at re-vitalizing and enhancing the operational framework and removal of the impediments that hindered the international best practices within the rail transport sector. This Bill is currently at the committee level for public hearing, chaired by Senator Gbenga Ashafa.

Photos: Osinbajo meets with FCT Council of Chiefs

The FCT Council of Chiefs paid a Courtesy Visit to the Presidential Villa on Friday April 29, 2016. They were received in audience by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. More photos after the cut...

Don't ever go to the public to solve a private matter, it will only get worse- Paul Okoye


'He's happy at Madrid'- Cristiano Ronaldo's mum rules out 'emotional' return to Man utd

Cristiano Ronaldo's mum, Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro, has ruled out her son making an emotional return to Man U, the club where he came into limelight and won his first Balloon d'or. Cristiano has frequently spoken of his love and admiration for Man U and sometimes gave indications that he would one day return to the club where he spent 6 trophy laden years at.

Soldier allegedly shoots dead a woman on her way to her daughter’s wedding in Delta

A soldier allegedly shot and killed an unidentified woman in Effurun near Warri in Delta state today April 30th. According to ThisDay, the woman whose daughter was getting married at a place far from her house, boarded a tricycle to a relatives house close to the venue of the wedding.

According to reports, the tricycle operator arrived her home early enough to beat the movement restriction as the state was observing its monthly sanitation exercise.

Haven't seen my mum in a week. I walk through the door and the first thing she says is "go and fry plantain"- John Boyega

Lol. Nigerian mothers are the same everywhere. British-Nigerian Star Wars actor John Boyega posted the above on twitter.

Foodie Weekend! Sophisticated Noodles.

There is plain and there is sophisticated noodles, which can you cook? This here is sophisticated, not all those ones that you cook with water and boiled egg and lick plate with your tongue afterwards.

Have you tasted noodles this delicious and colourful? These are one in town, cooked exclusively by a Naija sister. This is how to cook noodles like a 5 star chef. 

Photos: Agbani Darego poses with former Miss World winners at UK event

Former Miss World, Agbani Darego, looked amazing in a lovely dress by Lanre Da Silva which she wore to the Variety International 2016 Humanitarian Award which was hosted by Julia Morley, President of the Miss World Organization. The event held in London today. Agbani and other former Miss World queens attended the event...

God will forgive those making distasteful jokes out of people's real life heartbreaking predicament- 2face tweets

Guess this is about jokes being made about Teebillz/Tiwa Savge marriage breakup...quite sad!

OAP Freeze writes open letter to Tiwa Savage

OAP Freeze wrote an open letter to Tiwa Savage following revelations she made yesterday in an interview about her marriage to Teebillz. Read what he wrote below...

Dear Tiwa,
I have nothing but love for you, but after I watched all 45 mins of your interview.... ..Tiwa, I know it hurts when a relationship breaks down, and those accusations T Billz made were extremely hurtful, nonetheless, I believe you could have employed caution when responding, since according to you, he was unstable and suicidal.

Chrissy Teigen shares adorable photo of baby Luna taking a bath

The new mum shared the photo on instagram...

Sen. Shehu Sani says its condemnable to categorize criminal herdsmen as Fulanis

Senator Shehu Sani says the actions of criminal herdsmen is condemnable but people categorizing the herdsmen as Fulanis is also condemnable.

Oby Ezekwesili faults Buhari's economic policies, describes it as Opaque

Former Minister of Eductaion, Oby Ezekwesili today faulted the economic policies of the Buhari-led administration, saying Buhari, is running the Nigerian economy with policies he used while he was a military leader. Speaking at The Platform, a public forum held in Abuja, Ezekwesili described Buhari's economic policies as Opaque and Archaic.

Draya Michele flaunts figure on Instagram 21 days after welcoming son

The 31 year old Basketball Wives reality star welcomed her son just 21 days ago with husband Orlando Scandric. She's lost all her baby weight and showed off her lovely curves on IG...

'Why is flashy flamboyant societal weddings always jinxed?'- actress Adaora Ukoh asks

The actress took to her twitter handle to ask the question...

Photos: Amaechi, Dogara, Governors, and other dignitaries at the wedding of Bauchi State Governor's son

Hon. Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi,  Imo, Adamawa, Borno state Governors, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Special Adviser to the President on Political Affairs attended the wedding fathia and reception of Kadijah Harazimi and Abdullahi Abubakar, the son of Bauchi State Governor, Barrister Mohammed A. Abubakar, at the Government House Kano, today, Saturday, April 30. See more photos after the cut...

Snoovy drops new single mixed & mastered by Suka Sounds titled 'Gbegbagi'

Months ago Snoovy released Auntypere remix featuring Skales and we have been waiting for something bigger from the multitalented act, later Snoovy announced his signing into Hint Musiq and here is his first official single under the new label "GbeGbaGi" which is produced by Spiritual Beat mixed and mastered by Suka Sounds.. Download and Enjoy...

Senator Florence Ita-Giwa dazzles in all black ensemble

That's a 70 year old woman....Amazing!

Photo of Donald Duke when he was a boy

He was such a good looking young boy...

Nollywood actor, Nosa Rex and wife welcome their daughter

Nollywood actor, Nosa Rex and his wife Deborah, have welcomed their daughter. The couple got married in August last year. Congrats to them.  

Khloe Kardashian shows injury she sustained after falling down the stairs

Ouch! Looks painful...

Home remedies for fibroids without surgery exposed!

If uterine fibroids are making your life a misery, here are the best natural remedies to get rid of them easily, naturally and with no side effects. If you have been diagnosed of fibroids and you are unsatisfied with the treatment options you are offered or been offered, this will help you. So, read on.

If you have tried all medical procedures and herbal therapies with no success, you should read this too.

Happy new photos of Hope, the boy branded a witch

Danish aid worker, Anja Ringgin Loven shared new photos of Hope who was left for dead in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State after being branded a witch.
"Today its exactly 3 months ago since David and I and our team found Hope in a village, naked, alone and almost dead ! Sometimes I think I m dreaming because its truly a miracle that this little boy survived" she wrote alongside new photos of the little boy and another photo taken on the day he was rescued.

1993 throwback photo of Wunmi and Tunde Obe

Singer Wunmi Obe shared this throwback photo with her husband, Tunde Obe. The singing couple have been together for 28 years and blessed with three children. They dated 10 years before getting married in 1998.

APC chieftains at war with Buhari over board appointments

Chieftains and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are upbeat about the reluctance of President Muhammadu Buhari to make appointments into federal parastatals as well as Government Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs). Few days to the first anniversary of the administration, the APC bigwigs Read more..

World's largest theme park the size of 26 football pitches set to open in Dubai (photos)

The world's largest indoor theme park, IMG Worlds of Adventure located in Dubai is set to open its doors to fun seekers in August, indoor because the $1billion attraction is completely insulated from the hot Arabian weather and temperature is controlled.

Attractions include four zones themed around Marvel, Cartoon Network, Lost Valley Dinosaur Adventure and IMG Boulevard rides and amusement attractions.

7 dead, 121 rescued after a residential building collapsed in Nairobi due to heavy rain (photos)

At least seven people have been confirmed dead and 121 rescued so far after a residential building collapsed in Haruma, Kenyan capital Nairobi, late Friday night following a heavy downpour.

Rescuers including Kenyan Red Cross search and rescue team is leading efforts to find people feared trapped and possibly killed.

Adam Levine comfirms that he & wife Behati are expecting a baby girl

It's a girl! On Friday's episode of Live With Kelly and Michael, Adam Levine confirmed he is expecting a baby girl with wife, Victoria's Secret model, Behati Prinsloo, 26.
"I'm about to be a dad. I'm super pumped," the Maroon 5 frontman told hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan.

8 Bars & A Clef | Music, love & drama take the front row in new movie

If you love Nigerian music, you are in for a brand new treat as new movie 8 Bars and A Clef chronicles the rise to grace of a talented act, Victor E. StarringNollywood favourites such as Bimbo Akintola, Wale Ojo, Linda Ejiofor and KehindeBankole, the movie has as its lead character the multi-talented alternative music actIbukun(IBK) SpaceshipBoi with the iconic Ade Bantu who makes a stellar Nollywood debut.

Photos: Goodluck Jonathan's Maritime students graduate from Philippines University

A fresh set of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP) students graduated from University of Perpetual Help System, Philippines, on April 28, 2016.

According to Newest Rivers, the students were sent during the administration of former president, Goodluck Jonathan.

Watford's Odion Ighalo wants to play against Aston Villa as a tribute to his late father

Watford coach Quique Flores has revealed that Nigeria international Odion Ighalo has asked to play for Watford in this weekend's fixture against Aston Villa as a mark of respect/tribute to his late dad.
Ighalo's father, Paul Ighalo died in his sleep on Monday but Ighalo didn't fly back to Nigeria despite the club offering to give him compassionate leave.

More photos: Zahra Buhari, Remi Tinubu, Alafin of Oyo, at the flag off of Mrs Aisha Buhari's Free Health Screening in Oyo State

Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari flagged off the Future Assured Initiative, Free Health Screening for Women, at Loyola College, Ibadan, Oyo State on April 28. More photos after cut.

New music: Tyce - Ah Lele + new promo photos

Homeland Record signed act / Music Producer tyce returns with another club banger titled Ah lele, a sound that you will always Dance too any time it's been played.

Download and share - Stream TYCE - Ah Lele - https://my.notjustok.com/track/88842/tyce-ah-lele

Roma legend Francesco Totti meets fan with giant tatoo of him on his back (Photos)

39 year old Francesco Totti, who has played for Roma all his life made the dream of a die-hard fan who had the tatoo of the footballer on his back come through by meeting up with him. Thomas Jonsson of Sweden, an ardent Roma supporter since the age of six got a giant tattoo of his favourite footballer, Francesco Totti on his back.

Shade Okoya steals the show on the CEO edition of Vanguard Allure (photos)

Shade Okoya looks stunning as she graces Vanguard Allure cover. The mother of 3 speaks on the new innovations at Eleganza, and her life with her billionaire husband, Chief Razak Okoya. The magazine comes out this Sunday. Photography: TY Bello

Jermaine Jackson confirms participation at Lagos Int'L Jazz concert

Ayo Shonaiya introduces Jermaine Jackson to the Lagos State Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Mr Steve Ayorinde, at a Courtesy visit to the Ministry yesterday, where Mr Ayorinde officially invited Jermaine Jackson to the Evening of Jazz with Governor Akinwunmi Ambode at the State House happening today. Today also happens to be World International Jazz Day. See more photos after the cut...

Nollywood actress Amanda Ebeye shares stunning photos to mark 30th birthday

Nollywood actress Amanda Ebeye is 30 years today April 30 and released some stunning photos to mark the day. See more photos after the cut...

Supermodel Iman steps out with teen daughter, Lexi, in New York

The 60 year old supermodel pictured with her 15 year old daughter, Lexi, in New York this week. Lexi is her child with late singer, David Bowie.

Photos: Troops discover pit where Boko Haram dumps bodies of their victims to decompose

A statement by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman:
Troops have intensified efforts to clear the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in various parts of the north east through various military operations on daily basis. It is in line with this that troops of 7 Division Strike Group Team B attached to 22 Brigade embarked on combination of foot and mobile fighting patrols on daily basis to deny the Boko Haram terrorists freedom of action in their area of operations.

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