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Saturday 22 April 2017

Our Selfmade Woman Conference today was lit! OMG! See photos

I'm going to share official photos later, these are just photos I took myself with my phone with a few I got from a photographer. So, our Selfmade Woman Conference held today at Oriental Hotel and everyone who was there will tell you it was an amazing event. Absolutely mind blowing. And the crowd was crazy!

It was hosted by Forbes Africa correspondent, Peace Hyde and the speakers included Tara Fela Durotoye, Foluso Gbadamosi, Kemi Adetiba, Omoni Oboli, Dr Ola Brown, and Dolapo Badmos. The speakers brought the house down I swear, they were incredible and even I learnt alot. Seyi Shay performed while Lolo 1 inspired and cracked jokes. Comedienne Mandy was also there to lighten the mood. All in all, it was a great event. I'll share official photos later but check these ones out for now.

Veteran Nollywood actor, Olumide Bakare has died

One of the most gifted and talented actors in Nollywood,  Olumide Bakare has died. The popular Yoruba actor died in the early hours of today Saturday April 22nd, according to his personal assistant, who was with him when he passed away.

Bakare who is said to be battling with heart and Lungs disease for years died while he was being rushed to the University College Hospital (UCH) by his personal assistant.

N6 billion found by EFCC in the account of a former commissioner belongs to Niger state government – Gov. Bello says

Niger state governor, Abubakar Bello, says the N6 bn found in various accounts operated by a former Commissioner of Local Government in the state and ex PDP governorship candidate of the state, Kantigi Liman, belongs to the state government.

On April 11th, EFCC disclosed it had found N4 billion in two company accounts linked to Liman and another N2 billion was yesterday found in a UBA account linked to Liman.

Probe on SGF, NIA DG will be done without fear or favour- Presidency says

The Presidency has said that the Presidential Committee ordered earlier this week by President Buhari to probe certain allegations against the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Engineer Babachir Lawal, and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, NIA, Mr. Ayo Oke, will do its work with uttermost diligence and without fear or favor.

Donald Trump closes White House Sidewalk to the public permanently

On Wednesday, April 19, 2017 the U.S. Secret Service said it would end public access to a sidewalk along the south fence of the White House.

The sidewalk has been closed at nights from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. since 2015 and will now be off-limits entirely. 

Stop giving codeine and tramadol to children - FDA warns

The Food and Drug Administration says medications containing codeine or tramadol should not be given to children. The body also warns that these drugs could cause serious risks including difficulty in breathing and death.

Video: Funke Akindele and her crew harrassed by area boys in Lagos state

Actress and producer, Funke Akindele and crew were harrassed by area boys while filming at Chancellor street, Iraboko awoyaya, Lagos state. She shared the video and said; "Filming now in chancellor street Iraboko awoyaya And area boys are here fighting us. I'm so fed up with these boys. We work so hard. God help us" Watch the video after the cut..

First photos from the wedding of billionaire daughter, Nkem Ubah

Nkem Ubah who is one of the beautiful daughters of billionaire politician, Chris Ubah, got married to her husband, Obi, in church today April 22nd. Nkem looked stunning in her wedding dress. Congrats to the couple. See more photos after the cut...

Teebillz and Omawumi's husband go swimming with their kids

Teebillz, Omawumi's husband and a friend were on daddy duties and they took their kids to swim. Teebillz shared some photos and video on his page. More photos and video after the cut..

Toke Makinwa steps out in a black gown for a gala in New York

Media Personality, Toke Makinwa stepped out in this lovely gown for Black Women Attorneys Gala in New York. Another photo after the cut...

Davido and Ice Prince fought in Warri and it was messy!

Some of you may have heard the gist about Davido and Ice Prince's face off in Warri last night, now let's give you all the juicy details.

Last night, an event (Delta Alive) organised by Shina Peller (owner of Quilox night club) went down in Warri. The show had Davido, Lil Kesh, Ice Prince, CDQ and others as headliners.

Donald Trump plans to celebrate his 100 days in office with a 'Big Rally' in Pennsylvania"

The 100th day of Donald Trump's presidency will be on Saturday, April 29, 2017 after becoming the 45th President of the United States on January 20, 2017. To celebrate the day, he has just tweeted that he plans to hold a 'Big Rally' in Pennsylvania.

Mikel Obi's partner, Olga celebrates him on his birthday today, welcomes him to his 30s

John Mikel Obi, who plays for the Super Eagles and plays as a midfielder for Chinese club, Tianjin TEDA, was born on 22 April, 1987. Obi turned 30-years-old today and his girlfriend/mother of his children, took to Instagram to share new photos and celebrate him. She wrote; "Welcome to the 30-35 box. Che. Love you my pooh1"

Pregnant Beyonce shares new photos on her Instagram page

Queen Bey showed her growing baby bumps in new photos shared on her Instagram page. She also shared a photo with Kelly Rowland holding her new book, Whoa...Baby! More photos after the cut...

DAWN Director General, Dipo Famakinwa dies at 51

The Director General of the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria, DAWN, Commission, Dipo Famakinwa, is dead. He reportedly died on Friday morning April 21, 2017 in Lagos. 
Until his death, Famakinwa’s organisation was responsible for designing and implementing the blueprint for better integration and governance of the six south-western states. Born on July 7, 1966, Mr. Dipo Famakinwa would have been 51 later this year!

Veteran Cyclist, Michele Scarponi dies in road accident

According to 'Astana' his official racing team, veteran Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi has died after being hit by a van while training on his bike. The fatal crash happened on a crossroad near his home in central Italy on Saturday, April 22, 2017 with Team Astana paying tribute to the 37-year-old, who won the Giro d'Italia in 2011.  

5 things you didn't know about Tyga's supposed gf Jordan Ozuna

So Tyga, 27, was seen on a lunch date with a pretty female, who was later identified as Jordan Ozuna, 26, whom a lot of people say has some resemblance to Kylie Jenner (I don't see any) and assumed they were dating, but Jordan took to her social media page to deny the rumor. More information about Jordan has now been released on social media.

LIB Special Report: 7 Years after his death, Is Dagrin a forgotten Hero? Written By: Adedayo Showemimo

Once you are dead, you are dead but the least we as humans can do is to remember our loved ones the best way we can. Unfortunately this can't be said for Legendary Nigerian rapper, Olaitan Oladapo Olaonipekun, aka ‘Dagrin’ who died on this day 7 years ago.
On Thursday, April 20, 2017 LIB paid a visit to the late rapper’s tombstone at Atan cemetery, Yaba ahead of his 7th year remembrance and despite the fact that he was buried in a private vault, his final resting place is too plain, too ordinary and nothing to write home about.

Karrueche shares 'booty' goals

Karrueche shared photos of her booty/body in 2013 and compared it to how her body/booty looks now in 20017 and dished advise to ladies who want to have good, firm bodies. She wrote:

Runtown's baby mama, Selena shows off her baby bump

Runtown's US based baby mama, Selena, shared this beautiful photo of her baby bump and wrote: "I can't wait to hear your first cry...look in your eyes...kiss your little toes...smell your newborn skin...and hold you close in my arms for the first time... 👶🏽💙🤗"

Photos of Caitlyn & Bruce Jenner still being used to differentiate between toilets

Photo credit: @DrewFranklinKSR

7 years after, Nigerian celebs speak to LIB on how they remember Dagrin

7 years ago, the Nigerian entertainment industry was thrown into mourning when Olaitan Oladapo Olaonipekun, aka ‘Dagrin’ was pronounced dead, exactly eight days after he was involved in a ghastly motor accident in front of Alakara Police station, off Agege Motor Road, Mushin, Lagos.
Today, as we remember him 7 years after, LIB spoke to some Nigerian showbiz stars and On Air Personalities on how they remember him....

This stepmom's viral photo shows co-parenting can also be peaceful

Lucky little girl.

Controversial BBN contestant, Gifty Powers, says she's Igbo-Liberian-Arab-British

Gifty, in a post on Snapchat, tried to explain her heritage. According to her; her mother is Liberian and Igbo, while her father is Arabian and British. The controversial BBN candidate also claims to have grown up in Ghana and speaks their language.

Tyga's supposed new girl, Jordan Ozuna denies dating him

Photos emerged hours ago showing Kylie Jenner's on/off boyfriend Tyga embracing his rumoured new boo, Jordan Ozuna, who has once admitted to being obsessed with Kim Kardashian. Ozuna however took to twitter to address the rumour, categorically stating that she's not dating him at all. She wrote:

Man badly beaten after stealing $2,600 from his employees, confessed that he gave ₦35,000 to his wife & $1,000 to girlfriend

According to a twitter user, @Afolashade_, here's what happened. The brutalized man sitting, simply identified as James, is a house cleaner who stole $2,600 from his employers. Luckily, they were able to recover $1,300 from him. The balance was however already spent with his girlfriend receiving more than his family. James sent ₦5000 home to his mother in Aba, His brother, ₦7000, His wife and two kids, ₦35000, a friend $600 and his girlfriend, $1000.

LGBTQ, transgender issues should be taught in nursery school, UK teachers' union says

A British teachers' union wants to teach children as young as 2 years old about transgender and LGBTQ issues, but conservatives and faith-based organizations have made their disapproval known and have said such a move is an infringement on parental rights. The British National Union of Teachers (NUT) called on members this week at their annual conference in Wales to promote LGBTQ issues to children. starting as early as nursery school.

Nigeria Police Force declares Terwase 'Ghana' Akwaza wanted, ₦10m reward for anyone with useful info leading to his arrest

Terwase Akwaza aka Ghana (pictured) has been declared wanted by the Nigeria Police Force. A warrant of arrest has been duly obtained from Court for the arrest of Akwaza aka Ghana and he is wanted for the merciless killings of seventeen (17) innocent persons, wanton destruction of properties worth millions of naira by arson, at Zaki Biam on 20th March 2017, and for the killing in cold blood of about fifty (50) people in other locations in Benue State.

New photos of Jaden Smith looking all handsome and dapper in a suit

Since his father, Will Smith, stepped in and gave him a haircut for a movie role, Jaden has never looked better. He's pictured here on the set of 'Life In A Year' in Toronto, Canada. More photos after the cut..

Photos: Actor, Kenneth Okolie goes on date night with his wife, Jessica

Actor and Mr. Nigeria 2010, Kenneth Okolie pictured with his wife, Jessica, during their date night on Friday. They had their traditional wedding on April 15th, after dating for a while and getting engaged in January 2017.

Video: Meet a four old girl from war torn Mosul who doesn't flinch at the sound of gunshot

This little girl from Mosul is used to war and gunshots that she no longer get scared or flinch at sound of gunshot. The video was shared by CNN and they wrote; "This four-year-old girl doesn't even flinch at the sound of nearby gunfire - trapped in Mosul, Iraq, Stbark has never known anything but war. Her family is among the estimated 400,000 civilians facing daily artillery barrages in Mosul's Old City. #Iraq". Watch the video after the cut...

Photos: Ugandan pastor sets thousands of Holy Bibles ablaze, says the bible is misleading

Members of House of Prayer Ministries located in Makerere in Uganda, were left shocked when their pastor, Aloysius Bugingo on Easter Monday set thousands of Holy bibles, belonging to them ablaze saying it was misleading.

Lol. This woman's selfie went viral for the wrong reason but she doesnt seem bothered

A US woman who identifies herself as ‘Shelbs’ on Twitter, shared a photo of herself in a dress and captioned it: "Heard it was sundress season" but rather than compliment her dress, everyone started to point out how dirty her room looked, and it went viral, lol. Her photo has been trending on social media for over 3 days now and doesn't seem to stop anytime soon. Someone advised her to take advantage of the 15 min fame to ask HGTV to build her a closet.

Photos: Young children sent away by their mother found on a train in Kaduna

According to twitter user Aruwa, two young boys found on a train in Kaduna were allegedly thrown out of their home by their mother in Minna, Niger State. She is said to have sent them to Laguna because Governor Elrufai gives free food. Another tweet after the cut..

Photos: 20 school children and a driver burnt to death in minibus crash in South Africa

At least 20 pupils have died in after a minibus they were travelling in crashed into a lorry outside Bronkhortspruit in Gauteng, South Africa on Friday afternoon. The taxi burst into flames, and most of the children were trapped inside.

Gabrielle Union is the spitting image of her mother

That's actress Gabrielle Union-Wade's mother on the left and Gabrielle on the right. If she hadn't explained one would have thought she is the same person on the left. The resemblance is uncanny. The 44-year-old Being Mary Jane star tagged the photo:

Days after recovering N4bn, EFCC traces another N2bn to another account of PDP gov aspirant in Niger state

The  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have discovered N2 billion in another account operated by a former PDP governorship aspirant in Niger state and former Commissioner of Local Government in the state, Kantigi Liman. Recall that on April 11th, the agency released a statement saying it discovered N4 billion in the accounts of two companies which he had links with(Read here)

President Buhari saddened by death of football fans in Calabar

President Muhammadu Buhari is shocked and saddened by the tragic event that took the lives of thirty  Nigerians at a football viewing centre in Calabar, Cross River State, Thursday night
The President expressed his sadness in a press statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu on Friday in Abuja.

Kelly Rowland says Beyonce's mother helped her appreciate her beauty

Kelly Rowland gives off the airs of someone who is very confident but she wasn't always so. As a matter of fact, she hated being dark skinned but Beyonce's mother, Tina Lawson, boosted her confidence and taught her to love herself.

South African artist causes outrage on social media for making artwork of President Zuma having sex with Mandela

Popular South African artist, Ayanda Mabulu has sparked an outrage on social media for making a controversial artwork of  President Jacob Zuma having sex with former President Nelson Mandela who died in 2013.
Although, the Nelson Mandela Foundation on Facebook has issued a statement saying, that though it respects the right to freedom of expression, it finds the 'painting distasteful'.

Photos: Tyra Banks' beautiful pant suit is everything!

The 43yr old model and entrepreneur hit the red carpet in New York dressed in this lovely  pantsuit decked with multicolored patterns, showing flowers and birds. Another photo after the cut...

See what a church member wrote about Nigerian pastor accused of sexual abuse in SA

Nigerian pastor Tim Omotoso was arrested on Thursday at the Port Elizabeth Airport by the Hawks and police's tactical response unit. He made his first appearance at the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court Friday, on human trafficking charges. The televangelist is accused of allegedly molesting congregants, some of them as young as 14-years-old. Read the post after the cut...

Photos: Woman goes live on Facebook to slash her wrist after fight with boyfriend

Emergency services were called at around 01:30am on Friday April 21, to a housing estate in Pattaya to help a 32-year-old Thai lady who had slashed her wrist live on Facebook.
The incident occurred in the victims house on the outskirts of central Pattaya. When the emergency services arrived, she had already lost a lot of blood, and was crying uncontrollably.
Emergency treatment was needed at the scene to stop the flow of blood, before it was considered safe enough to transfer her to a local hospital for further treatment and recovery. She was found with her boyfriend at the house.
After interviewing the boyfriend, police found that earlier in the night, the pair of them had been fighting and after a few abusive words, the boyfriend stormed out. Not long after, he became aware that his girlfriend was live on Facebook and was slashing her own wrist for the world to see.
He rushed home to find a blood stained mattress and his girlfriend in a lot of pain. He immediately called for emergency assistance.

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