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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Italian Commits Suicide in EFCC Custody

Mr Mauro Zanin
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has announced the death of a 52 year old Italian, Mr. Mauro Zanin, who died in the bathroom of the Commission’s detention facility in Abuja, early Tuesday morning.
A statement by the EFCC’s spokesperson Wilson Uwujarena, stated that the Mr Zanin who was arrested for fraudulently obtaining the sum of $111,000 from Gladwaters Nigeria Limited, passed away, two days before he was scheduled to appear in court.

Big Brother Africa: Roki and Maneta Kicked Out

Big Brother on Tuesday disqualified the two Zimbabweans, Roki and Maneta, who are representating their country in the stargame show.
This is the second time that Big Brother will be taking the decision to disqualify housemates who violate the House rules. Zainab and DKB were also disqualified from the show after DKB slapped Zainab.

BREAKING NEWS: 24 Hour Curfew Re-imposed in Kaduna state

The Kaduna state government has re-imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on the troubled state as renewed violence erupted in the state, Tuesday morning.

Sporadic gunshots were heard in the city, morning as some youths took to the streets burning tyres and allegedly destroying a Church.
Unconfirmed reports has it that violent protests has spread across the city in areas such as Malali, Trikania, Kabala West, Ungwan Shanu, Ungwan Rimi, Ungwa Romi, Kakuri, Tundun Wada, Barnawa, Rigasa and Gonin Gora.

Euro 2012: Nicklas Bendtner Banned For Showing His Pants During Celebration

Nicklas Bendtner
Denmark's Nicklas Bendtner has been banned for one match and fined 100,000 euros (£80,000) by Uefa for his goal celebration against Portugal.

He lowered his shorts to reveal the logo of a betting company on his underpants after scoring the second of his two goals in the 3-2 defeat.
"This suspension applies to the next 2014 Fifa World Cup match for which Bendtner is eligible," said Uefa.

Bendtner has three days in which to appeal.

Banky W Set To Lift Olympic Touch; Whizkid, Joins Tiwa Savage, As Pepsi Ambassador.

Banky W
The stars are not even the limit for this EME crew; especially Banky W and Whizkid. These few days, they have been performing at shows within and outside the country. 

Latest Gists confirms that the EME boss, Banky W has been chosen as one of the distinguished people to carry the 2012 Olympic Torch.

The EME boss will join three other distinguished entertainers including Steve Onu (Yaw), Funke Akindele, and football star, Kanu Nwankwo to lift the Torch in Coventry, U.K on Sunday, July 1, 2012.

BREAKING NEWS: 24 Hour Curfew Imposed in Damaturu

The Yobe state government has imposed a 24 hour curfew in Damaturu, the state capital.
This followed the intense gun battle between the Joint task Force (JTF) and suspected members of the Boko Haram Islamic sect which occurred on Monday around 5:30 pm, running through the night.

Yvonne Okoro Turns Down Chance To Act Along With Mercy Johnson

Mercy Johnson(L) and Yvonne Okoro(R)
Actress Yvonne Okoro has turned down a proposal to work with Nigerian actress Mercy Johnson, after news hit the stands last week that for the first time, the two were about to appear together in a movie. NEWS-ONE could not confirm why Okoro turned down the proposal.
However, sources hinted it was as a result of a disagreement she had with the production house, whose name is being withheld for now.

Exopa New Faces Audition On June 23

Wannabe models are expected to throng the Exopa Modeling Agency, behind the Ghana International Trade Fair Center, on Saturday, June 23, for auditions for this month's edition of the agency's New Faces contest.
The contest is to help wannabe young models to explore their modeling talent and it is bouncing back this June ending after a long break.

Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor Declares War On Boko Haram

Following the last Sunday multiple attacks on three churches in the north, the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN's President, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor has charged Christians all over the nation to be watchful and be ready to defend themselves.
The incessant killing of Boko Haram in the country has become so alarming to the extent that even the Federal government was told to celebrate the last Independence celebration in a low key
, and it happened.

Africa Peace Festival: Oge Okoye To Be In Attendance

Oge Okoye

Nollywood actress and United Nations Peace Ambassador, Oge Okoye, will be in Accra, Ghana this month (June) for the Africa Peace Festival, which will run from June 30 to July 7. The actress will lead a series of activities at the conference, including a NGO Executives Conference, and Peace Concert.
The Africa Peace Festival is being organised by the Africa Centre for Peace Building (ACFOPB), a Ghana-based NGO. ACFOPB seeks to promote peace in Ghana through conflict prevention, youth development, peace education, and promotion of human rights.

I am realy happy for this my sister's name sake and look alike.

BIRTHDAY: Area Father, Charly Boy, Turns 61 Today.

Charly Boy is one Nigerian artiste that has always managed to creep into news headlines. He may rightly be regarded as one of Nigeria's most controversial artiste.

The son of a legal luminary; Justice Oputa of the popular 'Oputa Panel' of President Obasanjo's regime in 1999, is no doubt a man of many faces.

Today, June 19 is his birthday and he is reported be turn 61 today. He is a grandfather and a father to successful children living in Nigeria and abroad
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Crazy Dad Dangles His Little Daughter From 6th Floor

THIS is the shocking moment a father dangled his three-year-old daughter out of the sixth-floor window of their apartment block after a row with his wife.
The man opened the window of the flat, which the family had only just moved into, and sat on the edge while holding the terrified girl by just her wrist.She can be seen clinging to his knee and screaming in terror.

Dangote To Resume As Director General of NSE Today

Aliko Dangote

Following the Court of Appeal ruling, last weekend, upholding Alhaji Aliko Dangote as President of Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, he is expected to resume duty today.
With the reinstatement, Dangote is expected to take over from Mallam Ballama Manu, who has been the Interim President of the Council since August 5, 2010 when SEC intervened in the running of Exchange.

BREAKING NEWS: Robbers Attack The Nation’s office, Made Away With N500,000

GUNMEN, Monday, stormed The Nation’s Newspapers office in Diobu area of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, carting away over N500,000 and other valuables.

Bureau Chief of The Nation, Mr. Bisi Olaniyi, who confirmed the incident, said the robbers were two in number, adding that they were armed with pistols.

PLEASE HELP: Amarachi (16 Years Old) Urgently Needs N5Million To Stay Alive!!

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Boko Haram Will Soon Attack Lagos and Ibadan- Pan Yoruba Group Warns

Boko Haram
A new pan-Yoruba group, Apapo Oodua Koya, (AOKOYA) said today that it has “trusted” information that Boko Haram, the dreaded extremist Islamic group, is likely to attack Lagos and Ibadan in the next few days or in the month of July.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Jim Iyke Strikes Mega Gambia's Money Spinning Deal

Jim Iyke
Controversial actor, James Ikechukwu Asomugba but better known as Jim Iyke has signed a mega deal in the Gambia.

The deal, source gathered, is worth several millions of naira. We also learnt that he struck a partnership deal with an investment company in the Gambia. The partnership gave birth to a film production firm named 'Musketeers Production'.

PHOTOS: Candle Light Memorial For DANA Plane Crash Victims

A candle light services was held in memory of those wholost their lives in Dana plane crash.  See pictures below:

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Former Miss World, Agbani Darego Set To Marry Timi Alaibe

Agbani Darego
Just Heard  that former Miss World, Agbani Darego, has accepted a marriage proposal from influential Bayelsa politician, Timi Alaibe.

She was the first black woman to win the Miss World Pageant in 2001.
Still waiting !!

Breaking News: Nigerian Socialite, Angela Onyeador is DEAD!

 Ms. Angela Onyeador
This morning, the Onyeador's family woke up to hear the shocking news of their late daughter, mother, sister and benefactor, Ms. Angela Onyeador who reportedly said to have had her last breath in a US hospital this morning.

The deceased, before her death, was a very close friend of the former First Lady of Nigeria, Late Mrs. Stella Obasanjo, they were so close to the extent that she and Diasy Danjuma were the only people the late Stella related with.

Big Brother Update: DKB releases apology song to Zainab

Zainab and DKB

Former Ghanaian Big Brother Stargame housemate, Derick Kobina Boney popularly known as DKB has released an apology song for his Sierra Leone’s counterpart Zainab, with whom he had a fight before they were evicted.

The song, Apology, was released on Saturday, June 16, 2012 and features female artiste, Shee_Rap.
This is following the press statement released on DKB had Thursday, June 7, 2012 in which he apologised for his action and apologized to Zainab and the whole of Africa for, which many thought was uncalled for.

Kaduna: Gov't Relaxes Curfew

The Kaduna State governor, Patrick Yakowa
The Kaduna State government on Monday relaxed the 24-hour curfew imposed on the state following Sunday’s bomb blast which rocked churches in both Zaria and Kaduna town.

Ghana Crash Out of African Women's Championship

Ghana lost on penalties to Cameroon in the final round of qualifying for the African Women's Championship.
It means that Cameroon will have two major tournaments this year after they reached the London Olympics that kick off next month.
South Africa, who are also Olympic-bound, also advanced to the AWC finals with a win over Zambia.
Holders Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Senegal and DR Congo will join hosts Equatorial Guinea in November's finals.

Tunde Bakare: President Jonathan’s Destiny Is To Bankrupt Nigeria

Pastor Tunde Bakare
The Convener of Save Nigeria Group, Pastor Tunde Bakare, addressed a news conference in Lagos on Sunday over the bribery scandal involving Hon. Farouk Lawan and Mr. Femi Otedola. He really didn’t have nice things to say about either of Lawan or Otedola, and nothing sweet for President Jonathan as well.

PHOTOS: Rihanna Shows Off Her Tattoo

Rihanna has put up a new tattoo. The tatoo is an Egyptian falcon in the shape of a handgun on her inner right ankle .

 She just decided to show everyone. She said: ‘Falcon: a light that shines in the darkness! Never close their eyes during sleep’. The tattoo was inked by New Yorker Bang Bang.

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STAR TREK: Flavour, J. Martins and Naeto C Put Abakaliki on Fire

The venue was Abakaliki Township Stadium in the normally quiet town of Abakaliki on Saturday June 17. With only hours to go until Flavour, M.I, Naeto C and J Martins hit the main stage for the nationwide Star Trek 2012, the audience started to troop in in their hundreds.

Big Brother Latest: Lee and Jessica Evicted, Keagan and Junia move to Upville

Good Bye Lee
South Africa’s Lee and Namibia’s Jessica have been evicted from the ongoing Big Brother Stargame show.

The announcement was made in the late hours of yesterday, Sunday, June 17, 2012 during the live eviction show hosted by I.K. Meanwhile, their partners, Keagan and Junia have been compensated with a slot in the posh Upville House.

BREAKING NEWS: The Son Of Delta SSG is Kidnapped.

Delta State SSG Ovuozorie Macaulay
The son of Ovuozorie Macaulay, the Secretary to the Delta state government has been kidnspped in Ozoro, the headquarters of the Isoko North Local Government Area in the area.

Sources said the SSG's son, Markson Macaulay, 28, was attacked and abducted by unknown persons shortly after he arrived from a foreign country to visit his grandmother in Owhelogbo.

Kaduna and zaria Church Bombings: Boko Haram Claims Responsibility'

Radical islamist militant group Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the bombing of three churches that killed at least 50 people in Zaria and Kaduna town yesterday. The sect targeted mostly children and women in the Zaria attacks.

Gombe: Unknown Gunmen Kill 2 People

Unknown gunmen last night shot and killed two persons in Gombe State. The incident occurred in Ungwan Jeka Dafari area of Gombe township.

A source in Gombe township told SaharaReporters that the gunmen came on foot through a narrow path to a place where people assembled after saying their night prayers .

Happy Birthday Emeka Amakeze!!

Emeka Amakeze
Today (June 18) is the birthday of actor and scriptwriter, Emeka Amakeze. He is from Anambra State (Nigeria). He attended High Court Primary School, Okigwe for his primary school education.

He attended Queen Apostles Secondary School, Okigwe for his secondary school education. He attended Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka, where he studied Linguistics.
The first movie in which he appeared was Royal Package (2004). He has since appeared in many more movies, some of which are Missing Child, Holy City, Divine Twins, Extreme Measure, and The Wolves.

Igbenedion Cult-Militant Clash: Atleast 2 Students Killed

At least two students of the Igbinedion University in Okada, Edo State, were reportedly beheaded today when former militants who are also students, clashed with other students believed to be cult members. Several people were also injured.

The incident, which started at about 7a.m continued into the afternoon, with properties worth millions of Naira destroyed in the process.

PHOTOS: More Photos From Yesterday's Church Bombings In Zaria and Kaduna

Suicide bombers hit three churches in Kaduna state today killing at least 50 people. The attacks sparked off reprisal attacks than killed more people and injured some 150 persons.
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UNBELIEVABLE: This Woman Had Slept With Over 177 Men

A wannabe singer and former stripper Biannca Lake, 28, has confessed to having sex with more than 177 men claims that 'deep down women want to be just like her'.She revealed her candid thoughts on love and marriage during a new TV show and said she has no intention of settling down like millions of other couples.Some girls do think I'm a slut but deep down they want to be like me,'

ALLURE: Prof. Oladapo and Mrs Idowu Ashiru on Cover Page

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PHOTOS: Bella naija Co-founder Uche Eze Marries Bode Pedro

Bode Pedro(R) and Uche Eze(L)
The founder of Bella Naija, Uche Eze recently got married to the son of a former deputy governor of Lagos state, Bode Pedro. Here are a few pictures from the traditional and white wedding ceremony.

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Germany and Portugal Qualify for Quarter-finals of Euro 2012

Germany and Portugal have qualified for the quarter-finals of Euro 2012 after a dramatic finale to Group B.

Lars Bender scored a late winner after Lukas Podolski and Michael Krohn-Dehli had exchanged first-half goals as Germany secured a 2-1 win over Denmark to advance as group winners, while in the other fixture, Cristiano Ronaldo's double condemned the Netherlands to a 2-1 defeat after they had opened the scoring through Rafael van der Vaart.

The loss was the Oranje's third at the tournament and they are eliminated along with Denmark.

As a Real Madrid fan, Am happy to see Portugal qualify and even more happier that it was Christiano Ronaldo who scored the 2 goals.

Source: Goal.

KADUNA: "Shoot At Sight" Order Given To Law Enforcement Officers

Ruins of ECWA church in Wusasa, Zaria
 As the death toll from today’s sectarian violence in Kaduna State continues to climb, law enforcement officers have been given orders to shoot any perpetrators of violence at sight.

Two senior police sources in Kaduna told SaharaReporters that more than 50 people have lost their lives in a spate of attacks and counter attacks by Muslims and Christians precipitated by bomb attacks at several churches in Kaduna and Zaria.

Jonathan Not Happy Over Bomb Blasts in Churches

President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed sadness over the multiple explosions that rocked churches in Kaduna and Zaria on Sunday.

Jonathan expressed his sadness in Abuja at a special service to commemorate the 2012 Fathers Day.

When called upon to give his remarks, the visibly gloomy Jonathan said he received the news

Lionel Messi is About To Become A Father- His Girlfriend is Pregnant

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, has revealed that his girlfriend is pregnant and they are expecting a boy. The 24-year-old celebrated his strike againt Ecuador last month by stuffing the ball under his jersey – a celebration that provoked speculation

However, Messi who scored a phenomenal 73 goals in all competition last season, has confirmed the stories.
“I think it will be a boy,” Messi is quoted as saying by Ole. “We did not want to say anything because we never talk about our private life.
“But we were constantly asked about it, so we wanted to share our joy.”

Igbinedion students: "The Ex-Militants Say They’re Coming Back".

Igbenidion University Gate Closed
Earlier today, news broke out that ex-militants invaded Igbinedion University, Okada, as early as 5am. They destroyed cars and attacked people with matchets. Several of the male students were injured and they also blocked the main gate of the school so no one could come in or go out.

The cause of the attack hasn’t been established yet, but eventually they left the school premises. However, it does appear as if they are going to reinforce.

Rodney King is DEAD: Found Dead In Swimming Pool

Rodney King

Rodney King, whose videotaped beating by police in 1991 sparked the L.A. riots, was found dead at his California home on Sunday. He was 47.

Police said King's fiancée discovered him at the bottom of the swimming pool at their Rialto, Calif., home, about 55 miles east of Los Angeles.
Police responded to a call at 5:25 a.m., pulled King out of the pool and attempted CPR, but could not revive him.

Breaking News: Kaduna Confirmed Death Toll now 34, ...156 wounded

Number of deaths has risen to 34. These figures are from the three main hospitals where victims were taken to and does not include those taken to other private hospitals.

In addition, about 11 others have been killed in reprisal attacks across the town.

According to Dr. Taylor Adeyemi, the acting Chief Medical Director of St. Luke's hospital in Wusasa, 40 victims, mostly children were brought into their hospital following the blast at ECWA in Wusasa. Of this number, three were dead on arrival.

Kaduna Bomb Blast Latest: At least 24 Dead, 125 wounded In Church Bombings And Reprisal Attacks In Kaduna

Kaduna Bomb Blast Reprisal Attack
Daily Trust has confirmed that at least 13 people lost their lives in the bomb attacks on three churches in Kaduna this morning.

In addition, about 11 others have been killed in reprisal attacks across the town.

According to Dr. Taylor Adeyemi, the acting Chief Medical Director of St. Luke's hospital in Wusasa, 40 victims, mostly children were brought into their hospital

BREAKING NEWS: Kaduna Governor Declares 24-Hour Curfew As Angry Christian Youth Go On Rampage Following Church Bombings

The Kaduna state government has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew to contain irate christian youths in various parts of Kaduna city who went on a rampage over suicide bombing attacks against churches in Zaria and Kaduna town this morning.

Police sources said they are trying to contain the potentially explosive situation.
Rioting broke out immediately Shalom Royal International Church situated in Tirkaniya area in Kaduna was suicide bombed killing several worshippers.

Hundreds of angry youths started rioting in Gonin Gora near Kaduna-Abuja Express Way

BREAKING NEWS: Militants Attack Igbinedion Varsity, Kill Students, Destroy Vehicles

A group of violent youths suspected to be Niger-Delta ex-militants this morning, invaded the Igbinedion University, Okada, Benin City, destroying school’s properties and macheting every student in sight.

According to reports reaching us, the said militants invaded school about 5am and they are still there at the time of filing this report.

Kidnappers Freed Governor Uduaghan's Cousin

Police IG Mohammed Abubakar
Remember the story I once shared here about Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan' cousin who was kidnapped. Well, Pa Samuel Udughan the 70-year old cousin to Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State who was kidnapped in his home on DLA road Asaba two days ago has been released by kidnappers.

The old man was sighted at the Delta state police headquarters this evening giving a statement to the police about his ordeal.

PHOTOS: 2face, Annie Macaulay and Others Party With Halima Abubak

2face, Halima, Annie and Susan Peters
Nollywood actress Halima Abubakar celebrated her birthday with a dinner party at the Chocolate Royal Chinese Restaurant in Victoria Island, Lagos.
Celebs in attendance included Nigerian singer 2face Idibia and wife Annie Macaulay, Nollywood counterparts Susan Peters, Grace Amah and past pageant winners Kenneth Okoli and Sylvia Nduka.

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BREAKING: Fresh Bom Blast Hit Kaduna Church

A suicide bomber attacked Shalom Royal International Church in the Trikania area of Kaduna. The attacker reportedly drove a car bomb into the church service on Sunday.

More details soon!

BREAKING NEWS: Suicide Bombers Attack Churches in Zaria

Explosions hit two churches in Zaria Sunday, in the latest violence in the region, emergency services and residents said.

It was not immediately clear if there were any casualities, but residents said they feared many people had been killed.

The state-run National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said the blasts happened in the Wusasa and Sabon-Gari districts of Zaria, previously targeted by the Islamist group Boko Haram.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

RECORD: China Sends First Woman Astronaut into Space

Liu Yang, First China Female Astronaut
Beijing – (AFP) – China on Saturday launched its most ambitious space mission to date, sending its first female astronaut into orbit and bidding to achieve the country’s first manual space docking.
Shenzhou-9 — China’s fourth manned space mission — blasted off on schedule at 6:37 pm (1037 GMT) from the remote Gobi desert in the nation’s northwest, state television pictures showed.
Chang Wanquan, commander-in-chief of China’s manned space programme, said the craft had entered orbit, and declared the launch a “complete success”.

The crew was headed by Jing Haipeng, a veteran astronaut who had gone to space twice already. Liu Wang, who has been in the space programme for 14 years, will be in charge of manual docking manoeuvres.

Meanwhile Liu Yang, 33, who has created a stir in the media and online for becoming China’s first woman to travel to space,

Child Trafficking: A Pastor and 4 Other People Arrested

A Pastor (names with held) and four others have been apprehended for questioning by the Benue State Police Command for child trafficking.  Sources gathered from a reliable police source that three of the suspects were arrested in Kano while two others were nabbed in Makurdi.

According to our source, 19 year old Aladi Abbah who resides at Ugbokolo in Okpokwu local government area of Benue State, was few days ago allegedly persuaded by her female neighbour (name withheld) to sell off her 8 month- old baby in order to raise funds to better her lot.
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