May 10, 2017

Robert Mugabe Flies To Singapore For Medical Treatment

Excerpt from Sahara Reporters

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 93, has traveled to Singapore to receive medical treatment, state media reported on Tuesday.

According to The Herald, Mr. Mugabe left Zimbabwe on Monday to receive a “routine medical check-up” in Singapore. He is scheduled to return on Saturday for the burial of former Zimbabwean Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku.

Buhari Names Osinbajo 'Coordinator Of Nation's Affairs,' Not 'Acting President'

Excerpt from Sahara Reporters

President Muhammadu Buhari says Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will “coordinate” the nation’s affairs while he is abroad for medical treatment.

A letter sent by the president to the Senate, notifying lawmakers of his trip, however raised questions Tuesday about Mr. Osinbajo’s powers after Mr. Buhari failed to address him as “acting president”.

Mr. Buhari left Nigeria Sunday night, shortly after receiving 82 Chibok girls who regained freedom after three years in Boko Haram captivity.

March 20, 2017

A man identified as Orji has jumped into the Lagos Lagoon

The man's car was pulled over by his driver before he jumped into the lagoon

A man identified as Orji has jumped into the Lagos Lagoon, PREMIUM TIMES has gathered.

The man, who was reportedly driven to the spot by a driver, jumped into the Lagoon via the Third Mainland bridge.

March 17, 2017

Tonto Dike: My whole married life has been a lie, says 'I was infected with STDs'


Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh on Friday said her marriage to Olakunle Churchill was a sham.

According to her, all the cars and jewelleries she flashes on social media were not bought for her by him.

She wrote: “I posted stuffs my ex-husband bought for me doesn’t make it true. I used my platform to lie, to make him the man he is today.

March 16, 2017

Mercy Johnson Appointmented As New Senior Special Assistant To Kogi StateGovernment


Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi in Nigeria has appointed Nollywood actress Mercy Johnson as his new senior special assistant (SSA) on entertainment, arts and culture.

Mercy Johnson's appointment was announced with 62 others in a statement issued in Lokoja on Tuesday by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr Folashade Ayoade.

September 23, 2016

Maryland, USA : Ms Sifa Love, An African Fashion Designer Based In US.

SL Fashion as popularly known has remained an African brand icon in the Washington metro area. The founder, Ms Sifa Love who maintained a constantly growing market share is a United States based fashion designer and dressmaker with all fits in mind be it male or female.

SL Fashion currently has its base in Bowie, Maryland.

More information about SL Fashion to come soon

August 6, 2016

Davido: Pop Star In Nasty Fight With Baby Mama

Davido and Sophia at her baby shower. Good times. (Dele Momodu )
Davido and Sophia during the good days
Nigerian pop star Davido has gotten into a nasty fight with his baby mama Sophia Momodu.

Davido who recently inked a deal with RCA Records ranted at his baby mama a few days ago via his SnapChat account. In his rant he stated that Sophia Momodu called him a dead beat dad because he won't marry her.
Check out their wall chats after the cut:

Omotola Jolade : I'm not scared of growing old

Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is a Diva in her own rights. An activist and a humanitarian all rolled into one, she is of the belief that grey hair does not signal old age. The 38 years old actress and mother of four speaks about her career and what makes her tick.

May 7, 2016

EFCC arrests Herbert Wigwe of Access Bank

Herbert Wigwe
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission yesterday evening arrested Herbert Wigwe, CEO of Access Bank Plc, as money laundering investigations shifted to the Nigerian banks.

It was unclear the specific reasons for the raid of Access bank and later the arrest of its CEO, but it makes the third arrest within 10 days.

May 4, 2016

Tupac Shakur’s mum, Afeni, dies at 69

MOTHER of Tupac Shakur, one of hip-hop’s most seminal and iconic figures, Afeni Shakur Davis, has died at 69, the Marin County, California, sheriff’s office said yesterday.

February 22, 2016

Baltimore, US: Nigerian Man Kills Estranged Wife, Self Over Tax Fraud

Jeremiah Soduq Igomigoh's Profile Photo
BALTIMORE, MD – A Nigerian man, Jeremiah Sodiq Igomigoh has reportedly killed his estranged wife and himself in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, over issues bordering on tax refund fraud.

According to a police report, Jeremiah Igomigoh, 49, a former correctional officer and active security guard, shot his estranged ex-wife, Nnenna Laura Ogbonna, 44, and then shot himself afterwards.

January 20, 2016

Maryland : Four Nigerians killed in Hyattsville house fire

Disaster has hit the Nigerian community in the state of Maryland, USA on Tuesday morning as two twin toddlers and their grandparents are dead after an overnight house fire, Per Second News gathered.

Ilorin Notorious cultist, Adebayo Ajia murdered

                          Notorious cultist, Bayo Ajia murdered

The Kwara state capital, Ilorin was tension-enveloped over the murder of a notorious cultist, Adebayo Ajia around noon on Monday the 18th of January.
Ajia was one of the leaders of the “Eiye” Confraternity, a notorious cult group that has grown in recent times.

July 27, 2015

The Beginning Of The End Of Saraki’s Corruption Dynasty

FINALLY! The Beginning Of The End Of Saraki’s Corruption Dynasty [Must Read]
Politics in Kwara State has been under the control of Saraki family for years. It is normal for a politician’s son, wife, brother or other kinsman to run for the same or other government office. This is known as political dynasty. In political science, the equivalent is oligarchy.

n 1979, Dr. Olusola Saraki, father of Senator Bukola Saraki, was elected Senator in the Second Republic and became Senate leader. In 1983, he was re-elected into the Senate on National Party of Nigeria (NPN) platform. In the 1980s, Olusola Saraki founded Societe Generale Bank of Nigeria (SGBN) an offshoot of the Societe Generale Bank of France. Based on 2013 data, SGB is France’s third largest bank by total assets and the sixth largest in Europe. Founded in 1864, SGB France is one of the oldest banks in France.

US : Bobbi Kristina Dead at 22

Bobbi Kristina Dead -- Whitney Houston's Daughter Dies at 22
Bobbi Kristina
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's daughter Bobbi Kristina has died at the age of 22.
She passed away outside Atlanta in the hospice care facility where she's been since June 24 ... when her family decided to take her off all meds. As we first reported, a specialist had told them there was no chance of recovery.

The family says Bobbi Kristina was surrounded by family and, "She is finally at peace in the arms of God."

May 3, 2015

Delaware: US-based Nigerian Stabbed Husband To Death

A 35-year-old Red Lion woman has been charged with killing her husband, who she claimed abused and cheated on her with several women including her sister and their nanny's daughter, according to court records.

The husband, 37-year-old Adeyinka Adebamiro, was found stabbed in a first-floor spare bedroom of the couple's home in the 1300 block of Healy Court early Thursday, according to court documents obtained by The News Journal.

February 20, 2015

Denrele's Girlfriend Finally Revealed!

 Much has been said about the relationship and love life of Popular Channel O VJ Denrele Edun, but all that will come to rest now as his long time girlfriend finally gave herself out on Valentines day when she posted a picture of both with a message on instagram.

November 23, 2014

Nigeria.........A show Of Shame - Deola Philips

Tambuwal blasts police, says he’s ready for arrest

The Speaker of House of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, on Saturday asked the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba, to invite him for questioning and possible arrest if found to have fallen fowl of the law.

August 8, 2014

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Buy $20 Million Dream Home Near Kris Jenner!

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have finally found a place to call home!

E! News has exclusively learned that the couple just opened escrow on a stunning $20 million mansion located in the same neighborhood as Kris Jenner's family home.

Nigerians Should Pray For Me…….Julius Agwu Begs

As 2015, the year for another election in Nigeria is draws near; celebrities are beginning to declare their interest in politics.

Liberia president declares state of emergency over Ebola outbreak

A nurse places an information sign about Ebola on a wall of a public health centre in Monrovia, July 31, 2014.  By  (AFP/File)

Monrovia (AFP) - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf overnight Wednesday declared a state of emergency in Liberia due to the deadly Ebola outbreak, warning that extraordinary measures are needed "for the very survival of our state".

Benin waiting for test results on two possible Ebola cases

This colorized transmission electron micrograph obtained March 24, 2014 from the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia, reveals some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion.  By Cynthia Goldsmith (CDC/AFP/File)

Cotonou (AFP) - Benin said Thursday that it has placed two patients with Ebola-like symptoms in isolation and was waiting for test results to establish if the pair were infected with the deadly tropical disease.

Deputy chief of staff at the health ministry, Moufalilou Aboubakar, told journalists that the two patients were being treated as suspected cases of Ebola and that blood samples had been sent to foreign labs for conclusive results.

Liberia apologises to Nigeria over Ebola spread

Patrick Sawyer

The Liberian Government on Thursday apologised to Nigeria over the importation of the deadly Ebola Virus by a Liberian-born American, Patrick Sawyer.

Sawyer arrived Lagos on July 20 from Lome but died five days after he was admitted into a hospital in Obalende when he showed Ebola virus symptons.

Fashola cancels new LASU fees, restores N25, 000 tuition

Governor Babatunde Fashola

The Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, on Thursday bowed to pressure from academic unions and students of Lagos State University, Ojo, by reversing the increase in school fees.

Fashola, who made the announcement at LASU’s convocation in Ojo, Lagos, ordered the fees to be reversed to N25, 000.

July 25, 2014

Kaduna Twin Blast: Female bomber arrested


female suspected to be a member of the Boko Haram  was arrested after the fatal Kaduna bomb blast that left many dead. The lady was suspected to have allegedly masterminded the two explosions that rocked the city of Kaduna.

Wreckage of missing Algerian airliner 'found in Mali'

<b>An Air Algerie plane prepares to land at the Houari-Boumediene International Airport in Algiers on July 24, 2014.  By Farouk Batiche (AFP)</b>

Ouagadougou (AFP) - The wreckage of an Air Algerie plane missing since early Thursday with 116 people on board has been found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border, an army coordinator in Ouagadougou said.

"We have found the Algerian plane. The wreck has been located ... 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of the Burkina Faso border" in the Malian region of Gossi, said General Gilbert Diendiere of the Burkina Faso army.

June 26, 2014

R. Kelly Speaks On His Child Coming Out As Transgender

<b>R.Kelly being interviewed by a host of WCGI</b>

R&B superstar R. Kelly made his first public comments about his 13-year-old child Jay, who came out as transgender earlier this month on social media

Speaking to Chicago radio station WGCI, Kelly said, “You don’t really want to open it up by saying my daughter is becoming my son.”

Kim Kardashian Is Blond Again—Check Out Her Latest Hairstyle

Kim Kardashian, Blonde Kim Kardashian Instagram

A new day, a new 'do!

Kim Kardashian's latest selfies show the E! reality star sporting some seriously lighter locks.

In one image, the 33-year old is posing alongside famed stylist Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele showing off her new blond hairstyle.

Bomb blast in Nigeria capital kills 21, wounds 17

<b>Fire fighters try to put out a fire after a bomb exploded in a crowded shopping centre in Nigeria's capital Abuja on June 25, 2014.  By  (AFP)</b>

Lagos (AFP) - A bomb exploded in a crowded shopping centre in Nigeria's capital Abuja on Wednesday, killing at least 21 people in a city already gripped by fear after a series of deadly attacks by Boko Haram Islamists, police and the government said.

Four dead as explosion rocks Apapa in Lagos

Two explosions occurred in Apapa, Lagos on Wednesday night, with sources claiming that five persons died while many were injured.

Sources told our correspondent that the explosions occurred almost at the same time, with the first at the entrance to the Folawiyo tank farm and the other inside the facility.

752 Nigerians in UK prisons – Confab committee

Delegates at the national conference were told on Tuesday that there were more than 752 Nigerians languishing in British jails.

Apart from this, they were also informed that about 700 Nigerians are also currently serving various jail terms in China; 500 in India and 96 in Indonesia out of which 23 had been on death row.

The Committee on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora Matters, headed by a former Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, stated this in its report, which was presented to the conference.

The committee stated this while discussing on whether Nigerians prisoners serving outside the country could be repatriated home to complete their jail terms.

June 24, 2014

Celebs Plan Grand Burial For Kefee, Committee Constituted

<b>Celebs Plan Grand Burial For Kefee, Committee Constituted</b>

A committee has been constituted to ensure a befitting burial is held for late Nigerian gospel singer, Kefee Obareki. This was done on Monday at a meeting called by another top gospel act, Sammie Okposo.

The meeting was held in Surulere, Lagos and over 100 members of the Nigerian entertainment industry were reportedly at the gathering.

Tonto Dikeh talks upcoming album, signing with D'banj's DB Records


Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh is gearing up to release her first album.

The 29-year-old actress told Hip TV recently that the album may shock most of her fans, "I don't think my fans are expecting exactly what I am about to give to them but yes, there will be an album," she said.

Miss Universe Ghana 2014 To Hold 2nd Auditions


After successfully selecting 6 of its expected 10 to 15 finalist last Friday June 20th, the Miss Universe Ghana team is making a call to young, intelligent and confident Ghanaian women between the ages of 18-27 to once again come out and audition for free to be the next Miss Universe Ghana.

Assemblies Of God Church: N150 Million Looted Within 6 Weeks—Rev Paul Emeka Cries Out

The embattled General Superintendent of Assemblies of God Church, Rev Prof Paul Emeka had alleged that over N150 million naira was looted by the Rev Chidi Okoroafor led illegal executives just within six weeks of his purported suspension and that by now it is clocking close to half a billion naira.

UI expels 78 students for poor performance

Authorities of the University of Ibadan have asked 78 students of the school to withdraw from the institution based on poor academic performance.

Why I buried ex-customs official, daughter alive ─ suspect

Clockwise: Kerry, Obiagulum and Azeez

The Lagos State Police Command on Monday paraded a 64-year-old native doctor, Alhaji Olatunji Azeez, who confessed to have killed a retired customs officer, Mrs. Angela Kerry, and her 10-year-old adopted daughter, Obiagulum, on May 10, 2014.

June 17, 2014

486 Boko Haram suspects arrested in Abia

A cross-section of the suspected Boko Haram insurgents arrested in Abia State... on Monday

Punch's Excerpt

There was heightened fear in parts of the South-East on Monday as news spread that hundreds of persons suspected to be Boko Haram members were arrested in Abia State.

The suspects, including eight women, were said to have been arrested along the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway by soldiers attached to the 144 Battalion of the Nigerian Army, Asa in the Ukwa West Local Government Area on Sunday.

2014 World Cup : EX-Super Eagles Star, Jay Jay Okocha faults Keshi's Tactics

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi

Former internationals Austin Okocha and Patrick Pascal said Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi got his tactics wrong in Monday’s Brazil 2014 World Cup Group F clash against Iran.

Keshi’s 4-3-3 formation failed to break down the highly-organised and disciplined Iranian defence.

I Never Insulted Timaya Over Kefee's Death---K Solo Yells

<b>Exclusive: I Never Insulted Timaya Over Kefee's Death---K Solo Yells</b>

 A popular Nigerian producer, Solomon Oyeniyi, better known as K-Solo, has expressed his displeasure over the way some set of people enjoy creating problems between people, which may result to an unhealthy rivalry.

June 3, 2014

Brady Bunch's Alice, Ann B. Davis, Dead at 88

                      Ann B. DavisAnn B. Davis

Ann B. Davis, who was best known for her role as Alice on The Brady Bunch has passed away at the age of 88.

E! News can confirm that the actress fell and hit her head at her home yesterday and died in a hospital early this morning.

I Will Marry In 5 Years Time—Ice Prince

<b>I Will Marry In 5 Years Time — Ice Prince</b>

Ice Prince Zamani, a Nigerian Hip-hop artiste has disclosed that he is not yet ready for marriage as he has a lot of things to still achieve before settling down with a woman.

The Chocolate City artiste stated that he needs to make more money and possibly build a house in Banana Island area of Lagos before taking a woman home.

Mo Abudu Honoured With Honoris Causa Award At The 2014 Convocation Ceremony Of Babcock University


One of the leading private universities in Nigeria, Babcock University, honours Mo Abudu as Doctor of Humane Letters, Honouris Causa.

This award according to the President/Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof J.A Kayode Makinde is to celebrate those who have inspired the young generation in diverse ways.

Nollywood Actress, Tamara Eteimo Laments Poor Judicial System


Bayelsa State-born actress, Tamara Eteimo, has voiced her opinion on the poor state of the judicial system, especially in Nigeria, which she feels is ineffective.

Nigeria's Boko Haram insurgency thwarting UN war on polio

Nigeria's polio eradication efforts are yielding lower numbers of cases, but the country's unlikely to control the spread without addressing the Islamic insurgency in the north, experts say.

Nigeria is closer than ever before to stopping transmission of theparalyzing childhood disease of polio, but world health experts suggest that the Boko Haram insurgency in the north could jeopardize the eradication effort in one of the last countries where the disease prevails.

Bombing At Nigeria Football Pitch 'Kills 40'

Nigeria: Boko Haram suspected as bomb kills 14

The explosion in the town of Mubi, Adamawa state, appeared to target fans walking across the field and heading home after watching a local match, according to AFP.

It was not immediately clear if players were among the casualties, but a police officer and a nurse said it was thought most of the victims were supporters.

Disowned by APC, ex-Minister and Controversial Politician Fani-Kayode rejoins PDP

Hours after the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, disowned him, Femi Fani-Kayode, a former aviation minister, has announced his return to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which he left a year ago.