One of the beneficiaries of the unity government in the Republic of South Sudan is the son of formal President Garang, Hon. Mabior Garang. Pictured above here is Hon. Mabior Garang De Mabior, the current minister for Water Resources and Irrigation in the Republic of South Sudan. Hon. De Mabior who is the son to former President, Dr Garang is serving in the Unity government courtesy of Dr Riek Machar. See more photos after the cut...
Friday, 13 May 2016
Residence of Abeokuta were thrown into grief this morning following the collapsed of a four-storey shopping mall that has reportedly killed many. The hopping mall that is still under construction at Itokun in Abeokuta, Ogun state collapsed this morning. The property is said to be owned by the Ogun state government.
Rescue operation for those trapped in the building is ongoing. More photos after the cut...
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Jamie Vardy, Leicester City striker has been named the Barclay's Premier League Player of the 2015/16 Season. Leicester City were crowned the league champion last weekend, making it the first time that the club has won a top-flight title in their 132-year history.
29-year-old Vardy who has scored 24 league goals this season has been pivotal to the Foxes' surprise title win. He is just one goal fewer than the league's leading scorer Harry Kane.
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Actress, glamour model and new mum, Coco shared this lovely photo with her daughter Chanel and captioned it:
Aww sh*t, look who's on Snapschat! I tried to avoid it but friends convinced me. Another lovely photo after the cut...
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In an interview CNN's Christine Amanpour, President Buhari responded to the comment made by UK's Prime Minister, David Cameron about Nigeria being a 'fantastically corrupt' country. He also address the issue of the missing Chibok girls as well as the $2.1 billion arms deal fraud. Watch the video after the cut...
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The factional self-proclaimed leader of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF Chris Giwa and four others have been slammed with a 5 years ban while his football club, Giwa FC has been fined the sum of N3.9m for offences committed against the League management company and breach of NFF rules.
The decision was reached at an extra-ordinary congress of the Disciplinary Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, held yesterday May 12th in Abuja.
Read the press statement released by the NFF via it's official website after the cut....
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Kim Kardashian revealed yesterday May 12th that Kanye gave her a $35,000 gold Cartier Panthere bracelet for her birthday.
The reality star and wife of rapper Kanye West, Kim Kardashian took to her website, kimkardashianwest.com to tell her readers that her husband, Kanye West gave her an elegant yellow gold Panthere de Cartier bracelet that cost $35,000 for her birthday in 2012.
In a short video clip she posted, she said:
'I cherish it and am obsessed with it,' She added that her husband also gave her her very first Balmain dress.
Read more of Kim's clip after the cut...
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KUWTK reality star, Kylie Jenner who recently split from her rapper boyfriend Tyga, has moved back to her mother's home for a couple of days while her mum is at the Cannes Film Festival in France. She gave a tour of her old room and posted several brief Snapchat videos from different locations in the house, while answering questions from fans. She said:
"Any of you OGs remember my old bedroom? I think I'm gonna be in here for a few days,'.
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Obafemi Martins scored his first goal for Shanghai Shenhua. He scored two goals to help the Chinese club-side beat Qingdao Jonoon 5-0 in the Chinese FA cup 3rd round at the Hongkou Stadium yesterday Thursday May 12th.
Star striker Demba Ba opened the scoring at the 11th and 39th minutes of the first half. Guarin Fredy made it three in the 59th minute of the second half, while Obafemi Martins scored in the 56th minute via penalty and added another to make it 5 goals in the 72nd minutes of the encounter.
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The removal of fuel subsidy by the Federal Government and the subsequent hike of the price of petrol from N86.50k to N145 per litre has been vehemently condemned by human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana.
According to him, President Buhari has reneged on his campaign promise of not increasing pump price. Falana said this in a statement he release yesterday May 12th. Read the statement below:
During the campaign last year, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, General Muhammadu Buhari pledged that if elected as President by the Nigerian people his administration would not remove fuel subsidy.
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Thursday, 12 May 2016
A 20 year old student of Lawrence college in Kansas was allegedly kidnapped and beaten for 6 days by a man she met on a social media dating site, Tinder.
The College student left her sorority house on Tuesday afternoon to spend time with 30 year old Shane Steven Allen and no one heard from her till the following Monday, when she returned battered and bruised, by Allen in fits of jealousy, according to an affidavit obtained by Journal-World.
She was taken to the hospital after she was returned to her sorority the morning of April 18 with injuries to her face, neck, chest, back and legs, after she felt a little better, she reported the assault to police.
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The Executive Governor of Ekiti Sate, Mr Ayodele Fayose has termed the Federal Government insensitive to the plights of Nigerians over the sudden hike in petrol price. Read his statement below...
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has condemned the increment from N86.50 to N145 of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) otherwise known as petrol, describing it as insensitive and demonstration of the level of hatred the President Mohammadu Buhari led All Progressives Congress (APC) government had for Nigerians.
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Following the announcement by the Federal Government of the new pump rice regime, the Nigeria Labor Congress, NLC, has vowed to resist the increment in petroleum products.
The Minister of state for Petroleum Resources and Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mr Ibe Kachikwu, announced that the Federal Government was removing oil subsidy and put the new pump price for PMS at about N145 liter. The statement from NLC which was signed by its general secretary Peter Ozo-Eson reads in part...
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Saturday, 7 May 2016
According to People magazine, Pop star, Rihanna and rapper, Drake are back together and have been secretly dating for months.
The duo showed off their chemistry on stage at Rihanna's concert at The Forum in Los Angeles on Wednesday May 5 night, before they hit RiRi's after-party at The Nice Guy in West Hollywood.
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Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian appeared to have announced that Blac Chyna is pregnant. Both lovebirds took to Instagram to share an emoji of the American babe looking very pregnant.
Though there is no caption on the picture, but its suggestive that Blac Chyna maybe expecting a baby for Rob Kardeshian.
Naturally, the shock announcement sent fans into meltdown with users rushing to comment on the post. See the post on IG after the cut...
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Following the singing into law of the 2016 Appropriation Act by President Buhari, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki has commended Nigerians for their patience while during the wait that preceded the presidential assent to the 2016 budget and promised that the National Assembly will ensure its proper implementation through diligent oversight.
He said the responsibility is now that of both the executive and the legislature to ensure that the objectives and goals of the budget are duly realized.
Saraki was among top government functionaries including the Speaker Dogara, that witness the signing of the budget into law by President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday.
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This might sound a bit bizarre but fun...trust me. It was a 'sex and childbirth' themed bake-off contest put together by the Lincoln County Hospital to mark the International Day of the Midwife.
A lot of bizarre range of cakes — in the shape of boobs and sperm were craftily created by staff of the maternity unit of the hospital in a bake-off on Thursday May 5.
The contest was won by withNatasha Matejtschuk whose cake depicts 24 sperm cupcakes racing towards a giant egg.
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26 years old Cameroonian international footballer Patrick Ekeng has died after collapsing on the pitch and reportedly suffering a heart attack.
The midfielder who, joined Dinamo Bucharest in January 2016 was not near any other player when he slumped in the 70th minute of the game – just seven minutes after coming on as a substitute.
He was pronounced dead by doctors at the hospital two hours after two hours after his collapse.
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Friday, 6 May 2016
President Buhari signed the 2016 budget into law today. Read his remark during the signing below
1. It gives me great pleasure today to sign the first full-year budget of this administration into law. I thank the leadership of the National Assembly, in particular, the Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and indeed all members of the National Assembly for their cooperation in making this a reality.
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Muslim women must not leave the house without their husband’s permission, should avoid wearing trousers and should even delete their Facebook accounts, according to rulings published by mosques and Islamic associations around Britain.
The Green Lane Masjid in Birmingham said that women were not allowed to wear trousers, even in front of their husbands, while the Central Masjid of Blackburn called Facebook a 'sin' and an 'evil'.
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The NFF Secretary General Sanusi Mohammed has stressed that the Football Federation will not interfere with the affairs of the coaches and also revealed they won't be making any financial gain from the Super Eagles friendlies slated for this month end and June.
Nigeria will meet fellow West Africans, Mali at the Stade Robert Diochon in Rouen, in France on May 27 before facing Luxembourg in Luxembourg City on June 1 at a venue yet to be finalised.
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Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has released a statement on the man who attempted to commit suicide yesterday at Adebisi Ogunniyi Crescent, Lekki Phase I. The statement below:
"A man identified as Fredrick Gino, a foreigner from Cameroun climbed an electric pole in attempt to commit suicide, at Adebisi Ogunniyi Crescent, Lekki Phase I.
Reports from eye witnesses stated that he had been on the pole since 5:30 am. All efforts by the Community to bring him down proved abortive.
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Amaechi releases statement detailing his role in the letter Sanusi sent to Jonathan about mising $49.8bn NNPC fund
Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transport, has released a statement explaining his role in the letter former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria now Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II, sent to former President Goodluck Jonathan alleging that $49.8 billion was missing from NNPC account.
In a recent interview with Forbes TV which was aired on Wednesday May 4th (read here), the Emir said the letter caused friction between him and Jonathan after someone leaked it to former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
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Nigerian President Buhari yesterday said the process of recovering looted funds is taking too long and Nigerians are becoming impatient about the whole process. Buhari said this while speaking to the Executive Secretary of United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime, Yury Fedotov, who paid him a courtesy visit at the state house Abuja yesterday May 5th.
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Bobby Shmurda’s friend found dead, washed up on a beach with his hands tied & cement blocks on his feet
Peter Martinez, 28, pictured above, who police say was a member of Bobby Shmurda-linked G Stone Crips crew, was found dead on Wednesday May 4th, in Brooklyn.
According to NY Daily News, Peter's body washed up on Manhattan Beach in Brooklyn. His hands were tied behind his back and cement blocks were on his feet. Cement blocks is when a victim's feet is submerged in concrete before they are dumped in the river or sea so they don't come up.
The NYPD is currently investigating Peter's death...and believe it's gang-related.
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Wednesday, 4 May 2016
32 years old mother of one, Amber Rose is getting her own talk show and she is super exited about it! She announced it to her Instagram followers yesterday.
The weekly series, which is set to debut this summer on VH1, is being produced by Dr. Philand will allow the 32-year-old "feminist, author, actor and entrepreneur" to bring her "unique style, hustle and hilarious point of view" to TV.
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A 10-year-old Finnish boy named Jani has been given $10,000 (£7,000) after he found a security flaw in image-sharing social network Instagram.
The boy, who technically is not allowed to even join the site for another three years, discovered a bug that allowed him to delete comments made by other users.
The issue was "quickly" fixed after being discovered, said Facebook, which owns Instagram.
Jani was paid soon after - making him the youngest ever recipient of the firm's "bug bounty" prize.
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The mother of hip hop legend, Tupac, Afeni Shakur, who passed away on Monday, ensured that his money and music was legally protected just in case there was any problem when she dies.
According to TMZ, she had already taken some smart steps to guard Tupac's music and financial legacy before her death. Afeni Shakur had set up a trust to control all of Tupac's music rights and the paperwork is flawless.
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Hilarious! Brazilian fashion fan recreates Rihanna's photo from Needed Me video & Solange's outfit to Met Gala
He also came for Solange by recreating her outfit to the Met Gala. See that after the cut...
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Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, yesterday said President Buhari is too old to rule Nigeria and that he is like his grandfather. Fayose said this while speaking on the topic: “Journalism and Politics; two sides of a coin,” at the World Press Freedom Day organised by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Oyo State Council, held at the Dapo Aderogba hall, Iyaganku, Ibadan yesterday May 3rd.
“President Buhari is too old to rule this country and that is why there is problem in this country now. He is like my grandfather. Nigeria should not produce any president that is over 60 years.
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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says he is one of the best managers in the world amidst criticism from various media outlets against his approach and tactical decisions at some matches this season.
Man U have lost 3-0 to Arsenal and Liverpool this season, lie fifth in the premier league table and are in the F.A Cup final against Crystal Palace but Van Gaal says he is one of the best football managers in the world that's why criticism comes his way.
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She shared the photo on her IG page and wrote "Family Time...that's my personal dollboss". She looking really happy and beautiful.
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According to Sahara Reporters, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday night invited former Imo state governor, Achike Udenwa, for questioning for receiving N350 million which had been diverted from last year’s presidential campaign of former president Jonathan.
He was later released after signing a bond to refund the money to the federal government within two weeks. The EFCC is presently investigating PDP's campaign funds.
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Shocking! Mum has sex while in labour & experiences 'best orgasm of my life' while giving birth to her son
A woman Sangeeta Freeman claims she had 'orgasmic birth' while giving birth to her son and claimed it was the 'best orgasm of her life' as she moaned "Yes, yes, yes!" as surges of pleasure shot through her just moments before her newborn arrived.
Orgasmic birth can be defined as a pleasurable experience of intense pleasure experienced by a small percentage of women during child birth.
"During my contractions, I was thinking 'I want more of this' and it would be wonderful for it to go on as long as possible," 42 year old Sangeeta said.
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Following accusations by his estranged wife, Tiwa Salvage, Tunji 'Teebillz' Balogun was taking cocaine, he was today taken to Lancet Laboratories in V/Island to test for hard drugs.
He was tested negative for hard drugs. The father of four told friends that he hadn't touched drugs in two years.
A source told LIB exclusive that Teebillz was taken to Lancet Laboratories in V/Island today by his friends to test him for drugs and he tested negative to not only cocaine but also other hard drugs.
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No funeral to hold in Benin kingdom once burial rites for late Oba is announced - Council of Chief says
Residents of Edo state have been asked by the Benin Traditional Council to carry out funeral for their deceased loved ones now as no funeral will be allowed to hold once the burial rites of the late Oba of Benin, Oba Erediuwa is announced.
The Iyase of Benin Kingdom, Chief Sam Igbe who spoke to newsmen in Benin city today, asked the residents of the kingdom to respect the custom and tradition of the kingdom.
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The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command, today busted syndicates of in-traffic robbery suspects with the arrest of 3 one – chance robbery gangs and 7 pickpockets using Ajegunle as the base of their operations.
The operatives also recovered two danfo buses used by the gangs in operations along Oshodi – Mile 2 Expressway. The 14 – seater buses with Lagos registration numbers KTU 716 XS and GGE 532 XL, are presently in RRS Headquarters in Alausa.
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Chief Tony Anenih, the 82 year old former Chairman of PDP's Board of Trustees, has personally debunked the rumours making the rounds in the media that he passed way.
According to Vanguard, a call was placed to Chief Tony Anenih at about 1pm today & he responded and debunked the death rumour. He said, “I am alive. I am well. The hospital they are talking about, I have not been there before. The doctor they are talking about, I do not know him and he does not know me; and I have not seen him. God is on the throne and it is only God that can call me when He believes that it is time”.
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Tuesday, 3 May 2016
This is epic! In a yet to be aired interview for Forbes TV's "My Worst day with Peace Hyde", Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, former Governor of Central Bank, said nobody who had touched (confronted) embattled former Minister of Petroleum Resources Diezania Alison-Madueke when she was in office, survived it.
Sanusi got into trouble with the last administration after he alleged that $20 billion from the NNPC account was missing. In this interview, Sanusi said Jonathan threatened him. Watch the trailer of the interview after the cut...
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Hollywood actor and 'Coming to America' star Eddie Murphy & his girlfriend of four years, Paige Butcher have welcomed a baby girl. This is the first child for Paige but the ninth child for Eddie Murphy.
The actor's rep confirmed to E! News that Paige gave birth to their daughter 'Izzy Oona Murphy', this morning, and she weighed 7 lbs., 15 oz. and was 19.5 inches. "Both mother and daughter are doing well," the rep tells E! News.
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Dressing and undressing of masqurades can create 1000 jobs per week for young Nigerian men - Lai Mohammed
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has been reportedly said if masquerades were well packaged, dressing and undressing of the masquerades could provide 1000 jobs for some young Nigerian men. According to The Cable, Lai said this while speaking at the sectoral debate of the Federal House of Representative in Abuja today May 3rd;
“Most states today have more than one festival a year, but the packaging and lack of capacity has not enabled them to make the most out of these festivals.
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Article below written by Forbes contributor Mfonobong Nsehe for Forbes magazine...
Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola has lost more than $400 million of his personal fortune over the last 9 weeks as the stock price of Forte Oil, the Nigerian-listed energy behemoth he controls, shed off 43.5% in value within that period. In late February the share price of Forte Oil hit an all-time high of N342 per share after the Lagos-based utilities and petroleum marketing company released its impressive 2015 FY results and declared an attractive dividend of N3.45 per share.
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According to Vanguard, President Buhari has returned the 2016 budget to the National Assembly. The decision to return the budget may not be unconnected with some discrepancies in the figure Buhari noticed in the reviewed budget documents sent to him by the Assembly members.
The re-worked budget was reportedly sent to Buhari in the early hours of today at about 1: 15am but was returned to the National Assembly at about 12.00 noon.
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